Archive for February 2015

Episode #112: We’re Not Just Two of Your Many Toys

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

Sometimes themes get in the way so we’re done with them for a while and can present a more familiar mess. Covers, Coke, new music from Bob Dylan, a show tune, Sam Phillips, the Stones, weird indie stuff, a little tribute to Lesley Gore, and a farewell song from Peter Cook and Dudley Moore. Plus a little more. That’s more like it.

(0:00:00) Cyril Ritchard and Pirates — Captain Hook’s Waltz (from Peter Pan (Original Broadway Cast Recording) (1954))
(0:02:52) Your DJs Begin
(0:07:35) Sam Phillips — I Need Love
(0:11:13) The Rolling Stones — When the Whip Comes Down
(0:15:35) Patty Griffin — Every Little Bit
(0:21:07) The New Basement Tapes — Kansas City
(0:25:10) Your DJs Speak
(0:29:35) Jonathan Coulton — Shop Vac
(0:33:05) Kym Marsh, Mark Wilshire, Julia Worsley — Them Barlows
(0:35:15) Bruce Lash — Philosophy of the World
(0:39:39) JBM — Cleo’s Song
(0:42:44) Your DJs Speak
(0:49:37) Lesley Gore — Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows (1965 version)
(0:51:31) Lesley Gore — The Bubble Broke
(0:54:28) Lesley Gore — California Nights
(0:57:12) Lesley Gore — You Don’t Own Me (Italian version)
(0:59:42) Lesley Gore — You Don’t Own Me (2005 version)
(1:03:53) Your DJs Speak
(1:07:28) Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart — When You’re Down or If You’re Lonely (Coca-Cola commercial)
(1:08:29) Lennon Stella and Maisy Stella — Boom Clap
(1:11:25) Jasmine Thompson — Chandelier
(1:15:26) Bob Dylan — That Lucky Old Sun
(1:19:00) Ed Sheeran, Devlin, Labyrinth — No Church in the Wild (Originally by Jay Z and Kanye West)
(1:22:43) Your DJs Conclude
(1:27:07) Peter Cook and Dudley Moore — Goodbye-ee

Episode #111: We Can’t Let It Go and Neither Can You

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

One more theme show (enough already!) and we’ll let you go in peace. This time we present actual music from actual movies. Every one of these selections comes right out of the soundtrack of a movie. Collectively we’ve seen all these movies. Maybe. We didn’t really compare notes. But we chose the music and we talked about it and we rushed this out in time for the Academy Awards ceremony.

But we won’t mind if you listen at a later date. We’ll only mind if you don’t listen at all, You’d only be harming yourself. These songs are entertaining!

(0:00:00) 20th Century Fox Orchestra — Main Title: The Carousel Waltz (from Carousel (1956))
(0:01:49) Your DJs Speak
(0:04:23) Julian Nott — Wallace and Gromit (from Wallace and Gromit:The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005))
(0:05:32) Kermit — Rainbow Connection (from The Muppet Movie (1979))
(0:08:48) Mr. Mackey — It’s Easy, Mmkay (from South Park: Bigger Longer and Uncut (1999))
(0:10:43) Jo Li — Everything Is Awesome!!! (from The Lego Movie (2014))
(0:12:07) Your DJs Speak
(0:18:05) Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell, Chorus — 42nd Street (from 42nd Street (1933))
(0:23:54) Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers — Cheek to Cheek (from Top Hat (1935))
(0:28:55) Fred Astaire — He Loves and She Loves (from Funny Face (1957))
(0:33:55) Louis Armstrong — Basin Street Blues (from New Orleans (1947))
(0:38:38) Your DJs Speak
(0:43:29) Mary Healy and Tommy Rettig — Ten Happy Fingers (from The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T (1953))
(0:44:35) Dr. Dre and Snoop Doggy Dogg — Deep Cover (from Deep Cover (1992))
(0:49:09) Aubrey Woods — The Candy Man (from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971))
(0:51:41) Marvin Gaye — Trouble Man (from Trouble Man (1972))
(0:55:31) Your DJs Speak
(0:59:22) Randy Edelman — The World of the Heart (Main Title to Dragonheart (1996))
(1:02:39) Alexandre Desplat — The Society of the Crossed Keys (from The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014))
(1:05:02) Klaus Badelt — He’s a Pirate (from Pirates of the Caribbean 1: Curse of the Black Pearl (2003))
(1:06:28) Percy Faith and His Orchestra — Theme from A Summer Place (1959)
(1:08:47) Your DJs Speak
(1:12:55) Barden Bellas — Bellas Regionals (from Pitch Perfect (2012))
(1:15:33) Quentin Tarantino, Harvey Keitel, Steve Buscemi, Lawrence Tierney, Eddie Bunker — Madonna Speech (from Reservoir Dogs (1992))
(1:16:31) Madonna — Crazy for You (from Vision Quest (1985))
(1:21:05) Shirley Jones — Till There Was You (from The Music Man (1962))
(1:24:02) Keith Carradine — I’m Easy (from Nashville (1975))
(1:27:04) Your DJs Conclude
(1:34:26) Idina Menzel — Let It Go (from Frozen (2013))

Episode #110: Cheer Up, It Might Never Happen

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

There is no shortage of sad songs in the world. Once again we try to demonstrate that in this, our third annual (annual!) Sad Songs program. Hear dreadfully sad hymns, show tunes, instrumentals, ballads, pop tunes, folk tunes, movie tunes, and then there’s Beck. And more. It’s enough to make you frown. But in the end we give you a recipe for happiness pie that should make everything all right again.

Download it and weep. Please.

(0:00:00) Eileen Ivers — Nearer My God to Thee
(0:02:20) Your DJs Speak Sadly
(0:06:22) Kate and Anna McGarrigle — You Tell Me That I’m Falling Down
(0:09:44) Sparklehorse feat. Thom Yorke — Wish You Were Here
(0:16:42) Rosanne Cash — Why Don’t You Quit Leaving Me Alone
(0:20:40) Wilco with Feist — You and I
(0:24:06) Your DJs Speak
(0:29:07) Jan DeGaetani, Leslie Guinn, Gilbert Kalish — Sweetly She Sleeps, My Alice Fair
(0:32:03) Tom Waits — Jersey Girl
(0:37:39) Rebekah Del Rio — Llorando (Crying) (from Mulholland Drive (2001))
(0:41:11) Charles Mingus — Mood Indigo
(0:45:55) Your DJs Speak
(0:50:18) Shirley Jones with Chorus — You’ll Never Walk Alone (finale) (from the 1956 film of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel)
(0:52:16) Elvis Presley — You’ll Never Walk Alone
(0:54:59) Gerry and The Pacemakers — You’ll Never Walk Alone
(0:57:38) Nina Simone — You’ll Never Walk Alone (instrumental)
(1:01:24) Your DJs Speak
(1:05:08) Rod McKuen — Jean (live)
(1:07:43) Beck — Guess I’m Doing Fine
(1:12:51) Paul McCartney — Singalong Junk
(1:15:26) OutKast — Da Art of Storytellin’, Part 1
(1:19:09) Your DJs Speak
(1:21:07) Céline Dion — Ne me quitte pas
(1:25:22) Stars — Your Ex-Lover Is Dead
(1:29:38) Bob Dylan — Autumn Leaves
(1:32:35) The Impressions — (Man Oh Man) I Want to Go Back
(1:35:41) Long John Baldry — Wild Mountain Thyme
(1:39:28) Amy Winehouse — A Song for You
(1:43:56) Your DJs Conclude Happily
(1:50:17) Jack Payne and His BBC Dance Orchestra — Make Yourself a Happiness Pie

Episode #109: These People Are Not from Liverpool

Saturday, February 7th, 2015

How well we remember that day, 51 years ago, when The Beatles came to America! It was a cold February but even then we knew that, many years in the future, we would host a podcast of such popularity that we could afford to break form once in a while and pay tribute to those lads by playing their songs as performed by other people. So that’s what we’re doing this week. We’ve done it before, and, who knows? Maybe we’ll do it again some day.

This is a really good one so start your downloads now!

(0:00:00) The Beatles — On Stage with The Beatles (from The Beatles’ Story)
(0:01:02) Your DJs Speak
(0:03:53) Alison Krauss — I Will
(0:07:55) Rufus Wainwright — Across the Universe (from I Am Sam (2001))
(0:12:02) This Woman — Good Fun
(0:14:17) Stephen Bennett — Blackbird
(0:16:19) Gomez — Getting Better
(0:19:56) Your DJs Speak
(0:24:05) Beatles Fans — Beatles fans talk about collecting Beatles leftovers
(0:24:42) The Forester Sisters — I’ve Just Seen a Face
(0:27:03) Charles River Valley Boys — Baby’s in Black
(0:29:59) KLIF Radio, Dallas — Promo for A Hard Day’s Night
(0:30:39) Les Lionceaux — Quatre garçons dans le vent (A Hard Day’s Night)
(0:33:04) Wu Tang vs. The Beatles — Got Your Money (instrumental)
(0:36:36) Your DJs Speak
(0:41:02) Paul McCartney — Paul introduces “I Don’t Want to See You Again”
(0:41:16) Peter and Gordon — I Don’t Want to See You Again
(0:43:16) Petula Clark — Here, There and Everywhere
(0:46:15) Rosanne Cash — I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party
(0:48:51) Otis Redding — Day Tripper
(0:52:05) Your DJs Speak
(0:56:05) The Beatles — Man Behind the Music: George Martin (from The Beatles’ Story)
(0:56:31) Sean Connery — In My Life
(0:58:59) Teenage Fanclub — Tell Me What You See
(1:01:51) The Beatles — Who’s a Millionaire? (from The Beatles’ Story)
(1:02:28) R. Stevie Moore — I’ll Be Back
(1:05:05) Wicz — There’s a Place
(1:06:45) Your DJs Speak
(1:10:47) The Beatles — “Musical Boulders” (from The Beatles’ Story)
(1:11:04) Dolly Parton — Help!
(1:13:48) Sapulpa High School Chorus — Ticket to Ride
(1:17:50) The Free Design — Eleanor Rigby
(1:20:33) Mark Heard — I’m Looking Through You
(1:24:12) Your DJs Conclude
(1:28:23) The Beatles — Capitol Records Takes Over (from The Beatles’ Story)
(1:28:52) Cyndi Lauper — You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me