Archive for April 2015

Episode #120: Each Day We Have a Party, Because What Else Is There?

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

The 1960s are over-represented this week but that’s a feature, not a bug. You’ll also hear a great cartoon soundtrack song, TV music, and music for children, some of it not even tiresome. Country music, pop, soul, French pop (that warrants its own category), Coke commercials, brass, hip-hop, and some ultra-cool lounge music. Plus another “answer song” and its predecessor. We do what we can, subject to resource constraints and local regulations. Download and listen. We mildly exhort you.

(0:00:00) Wade Hemsworth with Kate and Anna McGarrigle — The Blackfly Song (from Blackfly (1991))
(0:04:23) Your DJs Speak
(0:08:31) Connie Britton and Laura Benanti — Gasoline and Matches (from Nashville)
(0:11:20) Solomon Burke — Everybody Needs Somebody to Love
(0:14:03) The Standells — Dirty Water
(0:16:49) Vanity Fare — Hitchin’ a Ride
(0:19:45) Your DJs Speak
(0:22:34) The American Breed — The Sun Is Shining Down on This Old Blanket (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:23:34) Peggy Lee — Is That All There Is?
(0:27:54) Pink Martini and Saori Yuki — Is That All There Is?
(0:32:27) Gorni Kramer Quartet — Tico-Tico
(0:34:06) Albert Elms — No. 2 Has No. 6 Followed to the Stone Boat (from The Prisoner)
(0:36:33) Your DJs Speak
(0:41:01) Sandy Posey — Mm, I’m a Party Girl (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:42:01) Sylvia and Murray Winant — It’s Fun to Be Neat
(0:47:52) Raffi — Must Be Santa
(0:50:20) Gary Lewis and The Playboys — This Diamond Ring
(0:52:32) Wendy Hill — Gary, Please Don’t Sell My Diamond Ring
(0:54:32) Your DJs Speak
(0:58:20) B. J. Thomas — Everybody Needs a Friend Sometime (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:59:19) The Yellow Melodies — Where Everybody Knows Your Name (Theme from Cheers)
(1:01:06) Kendrick Lamar feat. Bilal, Anna Wise, Thundercat — These Walls
(1:06:34) Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass — Mexican Shuffle
(1:08:44) Big Star — Take Care
(1:11:30) Your DJs Speak
(1:16:28) France Gall — L’Amérique
(1:18:48) The Tubetops — Lodi Dodi
(1:21:34) Julie London — Come on-a My House
(1:24:30) Dean Martin — Ain’t That a Kick in the Head
(1:26:53) Your DJs Conclude
(1:30:03) Walter Schumann — Dragnet Theme (Danger Ahead)

Episode #119: Cue the Maraschino Cherry

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

We have tributes this week to Stan Freberg and to John Renbourn, plus other things that you’re probably used to by now. Music from Nashville, Coke commercials, folk music, show tunes, guitars, pianos, voices. An answer song and the song it answers. Some hundred-year-old music, some music from this year, and a little more. Almost 90 minutes of entertainment ready for direct deposit onto your listening device. You’re welcome.

(0:00:00) Stan Freberg and Paul Frees — Stretching the Imagination
(0:01:02) Your DJs Speak
(0:09:54) Stan Freberg, Daws Butler, June Foray, Walter Schumann and Orchestra — St. George and the Dragonet
(0:13:18) James Vincent McMorrow — Early in the Morning, I’ll Come Calling
(0:15:52) Pentangle — Wedding Dress
(0:18:41) John Renbourn with Jacqui McShea — Can’t Keep from Crying
(0:20:43) Your DJs Speak
(0:26:13) Jonathan Jackson, Clare Bowen, Sam Palladio — Borrow My Heart (from Nashville)
(0:29:53) They Might Be Giants — Birdhouse in Your Soul
(0:33:35) Vaughn Monroe — Riders in the Sky
(0:36:35) Redbird — 4 and 20 Blues
(0:39:53) Your DJs Speak and Introduce a New Occasional Theme
(0:47:18) Dion — Runaround Sue
(0:50:06) Ginger and the Snaps — I’m No Runaround
(0:52:43) Gary Lewis and The Playboys — Things Go Better with Coke (Coca-Cola Commercial)
(0:53:43) The Chantays — Riders in the Sky
(0:56:36) Action Bronson feat. Chance the Rapper — Baby Blue
(1:01:17) Your DJs Speak
(1:04:51) Freddy Cannon — There’s a New Carhop Down at the Drive-In (Coca-Cola Commercial)
(1:05:52) Suddenly, Tammy! — Not That Dumb
(1:09:17) Beastie Boys — Rhyme the Rhyme Well
(1:12:25) Henry Burr — There’s a Little Spark of Love Still Burning
(1:15:51) Cameron Mason, Baayork Lee — Montage Part 1: Hello Twelve, Hello Thirteen, Hello Love (from A Chorus Line (1975))
(1:18:18) Harry Clark, Jack Diamond — Brush Up Your Shakespeare (from Kiss Me Kate (1949))
(1:19:58) Ethel Merman, Judy Garland — Let’s Be Buddies (originally from Panama Hattie)
(1:20:54) Your DJs Conclude
(1:28:00) Gary Stockdale — Main Title Theme to Penn and Teller: Bullshit!

Episode #118: It Is Not Dangerous If You Keep Your Elbows Inside

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

No show tunes this week. We’re not sure how that happened. We’ll try to be more careful next time. But for now you’ll still get to hear 60s and 90s and current pop, covers, Coke, uke, Nichols and May, singing blocks, a little hip-hop, a little disco, a little country, a little seltzer down your pants. Plus a surprise or two. You signed up for this. You knew what were you were getting into. Download and get it over with. You know you want to.

(0:00:00) Nicola Benedetti with Éamon Doorley, Tony Byrne, Phil Cunningham, Ewen Verna — Hurricane Set: I. Spey in Spate/II. The Hurricane
(0:04:07) Your DJs Speak
(0:06:58) The Primitives — Thru’ the Flowers
(0:09:29) The Yellow Melodies — Thru the Flowers
(0:11:38) Courtney Barnett — Depreston
(0:16:30) Lennon Stella and Maisy Stella — Heart on Fire (from Nashville)
(0:19:47) One of Your DJs Speaks
(0:21:58) Lesley Gore — Little Sister, That’s All I’ll Ever Be (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:23:32) Professor Elemental feat. Nick Maxwell — All in Together
(0:26:46) Kendrick Lamar feat. George Clinton and Thundercat — Wesley’s Theory
(0:32:03) The Emperors — My Baby Likes to Boogaloo
(0:35:02) The Animals — Boom Boom
(0:38:19) Both of Your DJs Speak
(0:42:02) The Vogues — Now That the Winter Is Coming On (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:43:37) Sylvie Simmons — Rhythm of the Rain
(0:46:08) Sharon Van Etten — cws
(0:49:02) Mike Nichols and Elaine May — Mysterioso
(0:53:39) Donna Summer — Brooklyn
(0:58:13) Your DJs Speak
(1:01:43) Roy Orbison — Stayed Out Too Late (Coca-Cola commercial)
(1:03:12) Nellie McKay — Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter
(1:05:21) The Buckinghams — Makin’ Up and Breakin’ Up
(1:07:56) The Cyrkle — Turn Down Day
(1:10:28) Let’s Wrestle — I Won’t Lie to You
(1:13:08) Warren Brown and Adam Goddard — Big Block Singsong: Robot
(1:15:08) Laura Cantrell — When the Roses Bloom
(1:19:13) Dierks Bentley with The All Star Band, Jessi Alexander, Jon Randall — Rockin’ Chair
(1:22:50) Your DJs Conclude
(1:31:03) Gary Portnoy — Where Everybody Knows Your Name (Theme from Cheers)

Episode #117: Us, a Name We Call Ourselves

Saturday, April 4th, 2015

This week’s program has some Python, “gypsy jazz”, show tunes, John Denver, The Muppets, and Coke. You’ll hear new music (new!) from Courtney Barnett, Van Morrison, Benmont Tench, and Nellie McKay. There’s some slightly older music from Drake and Norah Jones, and some even older music from Andy Williams, American Graffiti, and Neal Hefti. Plus a little acappella, a little soul, and a little more. It’s a garden-variety show but our garden has a lot of variety. We would be pleased to have you as a listener.

(0:00:00) Monty Python — Lousy Song
(0:02:08) Your DJs Speak
(0:05:33) Gaucho — Tico-Tico
(0:08:26) Stephen Hanan, Anna McNeely, Bonnie Simmons, Donna King — Bustopher Jones (from Cats (1981))
(0:11:34) Kathryn Grayson and Howard Keel — Wunderbar (from the MGM film Kiss Me Kate (1953))
(0:15:36) Ella Fitzgerald — Too Darn Hot
(0:19:23) Your DJs Speak
(0:22:45) Tom Jones — Some Guys Treat a Girl Like Nothing (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:23:42) Benmont Tench — Today I Took Your Picture Down
(0:27:45) Norah Jones — Good Morning
(0:31:28) Nellie McKay — Sunny Afternoon
(0:34:34) Simon and Garfunkel — Late in the Evening
(0:38:38) Your DJs Speak
(0:42:33) The Easybeats — Make Life Swing with Coca-Cola (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:43:53) Andy Williams — Can’t Get Used to Losing You
(0:46:13) Rock Kills Kid — I Turn My Camera On
(0:49:55) Courtney Barnett — Debbie Downer
(0:53:11) Drake — Wu-Tang Forever
(0:56:48) Your DJs Speak
(0:59:18) The Box Tops — Hotels, Motels (Coca-Cola commercial)
(1:00:19) Guido Nielsen — Original Rags
(1:04:02) Joey Dee and The Starlighters — Peppermint Twist
(1:06:28) Mitch Miller — Do-Re-Mi
(1:08:36) Candi Staton — Evidence
(1:11:13) Pow Wow — Le lion est mort ce soir
(1:14:08) Spin Doctors — Spanish Castle Magic
(1:18:15) Van Morrison with Michael Bublé — Real Real Gone
(1:22:13) John Denver and The Muppets — Medley: Alfie the Christmas Tree/Carol for a Christmas Tree/It's in Every One of Us
(1:26:46) Your DJs Conclude
(1:32:31) Neal Hefti — Theme to Batman