Archive for October 2015

Episode #147: Baby, You Really Wouldn’t Understand

Saturday, October 31st, 2015

Our Hallowe’en Spooktacular! No, not true, just kidding, stay right where you are. We’re deep into autumn and we have a little autumn jazz from talented pianists, some still alive! But we also have other seasonal music, and some rock and some roll, plus New York music and guitar and orchestras, other languages, advice from Helen Gurley Brown, and other goofiness. Download it now while it’s still available, because you never know.

(0:00:00) Aubrey Hodges — DragonVale Halloween 2015
(0:02:54) Your DJs Speak
(0:05:11) Mike Jones — Autumn Medley: Autumn Leaves/’Tis Autumn
(0:09:12) Janette Eden — You Turn Me On (And I Light Up)
(0:11:28) Anita O’Day with Billy May — Spring Is Here
(0:14:13) Annie Lennox — Summertime
(0:19:22) Your DJs Explain
(0:22:56) The 5th Dimension — I Dreamed You Were with Me (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:23:56) Your DJs Break in for a Minute
(0:24:36) Gordon Jenkins, Beverly Mahr, Elliott Lewis — I’m Learnin’ My Latin (from The Complete Manhattan Tower)
(0:28:05) Taylor Swift — Welcome to New York
(0:32:06) Alice Cooper — Be My Lover
(0:35:39) The Rolling Stones — Indian Girl
(0:40:02) Your DJs Speak
(0:43:41) Vince Guaraldi — Great Pumpkin Waltz
(0:46:07) Ed Sheeran — Photograph
(0:50:23) The Four Preps — Big Man
(0:52:46) The Beach Boys — Be True to Your School
(0:54:52) Your DJs Speak
(1:00:17) Aretha Franklin — Big City, Bright Lights (Coca-Cola commercial)
(1:01:18) Jørgen Ingmann and His Guitar — Apache
(1:04:18) David McCallum — Far Away Blue
(1:07:31) Helen Gurley Brown — Getting the Most from Your Secretary
(1:10:32) Kendrick Lamar — Hood Politics
(1:15:26) The Beach Boys — Ganz Allein (German version of In My Room)
(1:17:41) Small Faces — The Universal
(1:20:22) Dalida — Itsi bitsi petit bikini
(1:22:38) De La Soul — Skip to My Loop
(1:23:51) Your DJs Conclude
(1:31:46) Gene Wilder — Ohio

Episode #146: Notice We Do Not So Much Fly as Plummet

Saturday, October 24th, 2015

This week is quiet because that’s the way we like it. Get your Rocktoberfest elsewhere and come here to recover. We have early James Taylor and Monty Python and Iris DeMent, we have Debbie Reynolds and Norah Jones and Snoop, new music from Jewel and Patty Griffin, music from TV and movies, folk stuff, indie stuff, Coke, more Manhattan Tower, and even more than that. Not a show tune in sight (sorry, that was our mistake, not yours). Please try it on for size.

(0:00:00) James Taylor — Something in the Way She Moves
(0:03:03) Your DJs Start
(0:05:07) Gordon Jenkins, Elliott Lewis, Beverly Mahr — Happiness Cocktail (from The Complete Manhattan Tower)
(0:09:34) Debbie Reynolds — Fine and Dandy
(0:12:28) Comedian Harmonists — Hallo, was machst du heut', Daisy? (You're Driving Me Crazy)
(0:15:11) Snoop Dogg feat. The Dream — Gangsta Luv
(0:19:27) Your DJs Speak
(0:21:58) Fontella Bass — Come to Me (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:22:57) Jewel feat. Dolly Parton — My Father’s Daughter
(0:26:20) Lily and Madeleine — These Great Things
(0:29:42) Iris DeMent — Let the Mystery Be
(0:32:29) Norah Jones — The Long Way Home
(0:35:40) Your DJs Speak
(0:38:06) Roy Orbison — Brown Eyed Handsome Man
(0:39:56) Sam Palladio — Shine (Acoustic Version) (from Nashville)
(0:43:41) Patty Griffin — Shine a Different Way
(0:48:58) Fountains of Wayne — Troubled Times
(0:52:38) Your DJs Speak
(0:54:52) Tom and Jerry (Art Garfunkel and Paul Simon) — Hey, Schoolgirl
(0:57:06) The Merseybeats — Wishin’ and Hopin’
(0:59:38) The Primitives — Secrets
(1:02:08) The Hooters — All You Zombies (Original Version)
(1:05:26) Your DJs Speak
(1:09:12) Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin — Sometimes a Day Brings Me Down (Coca-Cola commercial)
(1:10:41) Monty Python — Flying Sheep
(1:13:31) Estelle — Wait a Minute (Just a Touch)
(1:17:42) Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio — Dimming of the Day (from Limbo (1999))
(1:21:25) Spoon — Eddie’s Ragga
(1:25:06) Your DJs Conclude
(1:28:30) Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams (J. J. Barry, composer) — Without Us (Theme to Family Ties)

Episode #145: We’ll Give It Right Back to You

Saturday, October 17th, 2015

This week we present jazz giants, bluegrass, organ music, cover tunes, Coke, theme songs, show tunes, TV music, and more, plus we start a story about Manhattan that Gordon Jenkins will finish over the next few months. Also we talk about it. We’re used to it by now and so are you. We hope that you like it. But we may never know. We’re not mind-readers.

(0:00:00) Whispering Jack Smith — Gimme a Li'l Kiss, Will Ya, Huh?
(0:03:20) Your DJs Begin
(0:05:47) Lorne Greene — Ringo (French Version)
(0:09:34) Minnie Riperton — Les fleurs
(0:12:49) Robyn Hitchcock — Visions of Johanna
(0:19:02) Arcade Fire — Month of May
(0:22:54) Your DJs Speak
(0:26:05) The Who — Coke After Coke After Coke (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:27:12) Gordon Jenkins, Elliott Lewis — Magical City (from The Complete Manhattan Tower)
(0:32:35) Ima Robot — Greenback Boogie (Theme to Suits)
(0:37:45) George Wright — Wouldn’t It Be Loverly
(0:40:13) Stubby Kaye, Johnny Silver, Douglas Dean — Runyonland/Fugue for Tinhorns/Follow the Fold (from Guys and Dolls (1951), Original Broadway Cast)
(0:43:33) Your DJs Speak
(0:50:32) Sara Watkins — Jefferson
(0:53:31) Duke Ellington and John Coltrane — In a Sentimental Mood
(0:57:47) Bill Evans Trio — My Man’s Gone Now
(1:04:08) Angelo Badalamenti — Log Lady Presence
(1:05:11) Your DJs Speak
(1:08:50) Bob Dylan — Things We Said Today
(1:11:49) Hozier — From Eden
(1:16:47) Davy Graham — Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright
(1:19:36) Ryan Adams — Out of the Woods
(1:25:42) Your DJs Conclude
(1:31:18) Mike Post — Theme from Magnum, P. I.

Episode #144: Let It Ring!

Sunday, October 11th, 2015

Again we overstay our welcome with an extra-long program but we hope to be forgiven. Today we wrap up those Seven Dreams and we throw many other things at you including a couple of jazz divas, a chanteuse or two, covers, Coke, a show tune, novelty songs, a Disneyland price list, and women singing. So many women. It just worked out that way. Listen at your leisure. But don’t wait too long.

(0:00:00) Disney — Disneyland Main Entrance 1956 Announcements
(0:02:12) Your DJs Commence
(0:05:14) Jimmy Webb — P. F. Sloan
(0:09:17) Billy Paul — Me and Mrs. Jones
(0:14:02) The Corrs — Dimming of the Day
(0:16:59) Elbow — One Day Like This (BBC Live Lounge version)
(0:20:42) Your DJs Speak
(0:28:05) Nancy Sinatra — Popcorn, Datin’, Celebratin’ (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:29:11) Gordon Jenkins, Bill Lee, Laurie Carroll — The Seventh Dream: The Girl on the Rock (from Seven Dreams)
(0:35:56) Taylor Swift — Out of the Woods
(0:40:11) The Kids — Mums and Dads (from Blitz! (1962))
(0:42:28) Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers — Goody Goody
(0:44:39) Your DJs Speak
(0:49:57) Mary Hopkin — The Puppy Song
(0:52:39) Pink Martini — Everywhere
(0:55:49) Martha Wainwright — Dis, quand reviendras-tu?
(0:59:56) Ella Fitzgerald — I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
(1:02:53) Your DJs Speak
(1:07:00) The Supremes — The Sadness of Leaving Still in My Heart (Coca-Cola commercial)
(1:08:00) Lera Lynn — My Least Favorite Life (from True Detective (2015))
(1:11:27) The War on Drugs — Burning
(1:17:34) Lava Hay — Won’t Matter
(1:21:18) Sarah Vaughan — Doodlin’
(1:25:50) Napoleon XIV (Jerry Samuels) — They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!
(1:28:00) Josephine — They Took You Away, I’m Glad, I’m Glad
(1:30:04) Your DJs Conclude
(1:37:30) Gordon Jenkins — Theme from Seven Dreams

Episode #143: What Is an Adverb?

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

October means music and stuff. We have both music AND stuff: old commercials, old songs, old instrumentals, nightmares, and a little newer music thrown in for the kids (whom we salute since they are our future). We don’t need to elaborate because you can read, right? It’s all there on the playlist. Block off the next 90 minutes and proceed to the first song.

(0:00:00) Billy Bragg feat. Natalie Merchant — I Was Born
(0:01:49) Your DJs Begin
(0:08:23) Kate and Anna McGarrigle with Martha Wainwright — Winter Lady
(0:11:43) Bud Powell — Autumn in New York
(0:14:36) Tom Rush — Urge for Going
(0:20:24) Bob Dylan — You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
(0:23:18) Your DJs Speak
(0:28:06) The Seekers — Monday There Is No Ray of Hope (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:29:06) Lee Hazlewood — The Girls in Paris
(0:31:30) Ryan Adams — Shake It Off
(0:35:52) Gordon Jenkins, The Ralph Brewster Singers — The Sixth Dream: The Nightmare (from Seven Dreams)
(0:40:05) Taylor Swift — Shake It Off
(0:43:42) Your DJs Speak
(0:48:43) Harry Nilsson — The Puppy Song
(0:51:25) Pat Boone — Love Letters in the Sand
(0:53:39) Jesse Winchester — Isn’t That So?
(0:56:02) Deer Tick — Easy
(0:59:53) Your DJs Speak
(1:04:55) The Shirelles with John W. Bubbles — We’re Tired, So Tired (Coca-Cola commercial)
(1:06:40) Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band — Garden Party
(1:10:26) Vampire Weekend — Oxford Comma
(1:14:00) Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass — The Love Nest
(1:15:46) Dr. Dre feat. Jill Scott, Jon Connor, Anderson .Paak — For the Love of Money
(1:20:06) The Essex — Easier Said Than Done
(1:22:12) The Sierras — I’ll Believe It When I See It
(1:24:24) Your DJs Conclude
(1:30:45) David Rose and His Concert Orchestra — Holiday for Strings (Theme to The Red Skelton Show)