Archive for March 2016

Episode #168: Mr. Trouble Never Hangs Around but We Hope You Will

Saturday, March 26th, 2016

This week we have songs from both our early childhoods, plus covers, music used in TV shows, kid stuff, Coke stuff, very old and very new stuff. There’s also more from Frankie and Gordo because we’re not done with that yet. Gaze, with your young eyes, at the playlist below. Or, better, trust us that you’ll enjoy it and don’t even bother looking at the list. We always tell you what we played anyway. Count on it.

(0:00:00) Eddy Arnold — Bouquet of Roses
(0:02:23) Your DJs Arrive
(0:05:28) Guido Nielsen with Louis Chauvin — Heliotrope Bouquet (A Slow Rag)
(0:09:48) Correatown — Christmas Time Is Here
(0:12:10) The Carter Family — Keep on the Sunny Side
(0:15:00) Sam Palladio and Clare Bowen — When the Right One Comes Along (from Nashville)
(0:18:45) Your DJs Describe
(0:22:43) Donna Summer — Coke Is It! (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:23:45) Frank Sinatra — World War None! (from Trilogy Part 3: The Future)
(0:28:16) Foxes — Hold On, We're Going Home/The Monster (Originally by Drake feat. Majid Jordan/Eminem feat. Rihanna)
(0:31:34) Jake Shimabukuro — I Will
(0:34:06) Ray LaMontagne — Part Two: In My Own Way
(0:40:43) Your DJs Continue
(0:44:03) Baby Gramps — Big Rock Candy Mountain
(0:49:06) Ryan Adams — I Wish You Would
(0:52:47) Elizabeth Mitchell — Goodnight Irene
(0:55:37) Tom Waits — Whistlin’ Past the Graveyard
(0:58:52) Your DJs Discuss
(1:02:06) Massive Attack — Teardrop
(1:07:34) Best Coast — California Nights
(1:13:03) Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass — The Work Song
(1:15:14) Gary Lewis and The Playboys — Everybody Loves a Clown
(1:17:38) Warren Brown and Adam Goddard — Big Block Singsong: Eat
(1:19:37) Frank Gallop — The Ballad of Irving
(1:23:04) Ernie and His Rubber Duckie — Rubber Duckie (disco version)
(1:27:24) Your DJs Conclude
(1:32:13) Phillip Scheib, Marshall Barer — Theme to Mighty Mouse Playhouse

Episode #167: We Got Some Troubles but They Won’t Last

Saturday, March 19th, 2016

If we said this episode was long and goofy, would that make you more likely to listen? Probably not, so we won’t say that. It does have a nice set of women’s voices, a show tune or two, the first part of another big Gordon Jenkins suite, plus a lot more, and three different languages. It’s a fine way to spend 100 minutes even if you don’t speak any of the languages. Because, brothers and sisters, music and chat are universal languages. Please listen.

(0:00:00) Goose Creek Symphony — (Oh Lord Won’t You Buy Me A) Mercedes-Benz
(0:03:15) Your DJs Say Hello
(0:07:01) Zooey Deschanel — Sugar Town (from (500) Days of Summer (2009))
(0:09:30) Patti Page — Little Green Apples
(0:12:33) Nina Simone — Ne me quitte pas
(0:16:08) Billie Holiday — I Wished on the Moon
(0:22:51) Your DJs Interject
(0:31:10) Irene Cara — Coke Is It! (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:32:13) Frank Sinatra (composer and arranger: Gordon Jenkins; soprano solo: Diana Lee; narration: Jerry Whitman) — What Time Does the Next Miracle Leave? (from Trilogy Part 3: The Future)
(0:42:47) De La Soul — The Future
(0:46:46) George Formby — With My Little Ukulele in My Hand
(0:49:50) Billy Bragg and The Blokes — Must I Paint You a Picture
(0:55:04) Your DJs Speak
(0:59:30) Mylène Farmer — Libertine
(1:03:15) Ray LaMontagne — Part One: The Charming Man
(1:07:44) John Gorka — I’m from New Jersey
(1:10:48) Bruce Springsteen — Gypsy Woman
(1:14:22) Your DJs Discuss
(1:19:35) Jerry Orbach, William Larsen, Hugh Thomas — It Depends on What You Pay (from The Fantasticks, Original Broadway Cast (1960))
(1:23:54) Squeeze — The Knack
(1:28:25) Johnny Cash — Wer kennt den Weg (I Walk the Line)
(1:30:25) Kendrick Lamar feat. Bilal, Anna Wise, Thundercat, Terrace Martin — untitled 03 | 05.28.2013.
(1:32:59) Your DJs Finally Wrap Up
(1:39:44) Paul Frees (Gerald Fried, composer) — Opening and Closing Themes to Mr. Terrific

Episode #166: Veal Cutlets and Shiny Steel Ingots

Saturday, March 12th, 2016

This week we have weepy women, confident rappers, Coke, disco, comedy, brass, and folk. We have a rare Beatles track, a rare TV theme, and more chat than usual because one or more of us talks too much. But it’s still good! We liked it. We’re not even asking for your money like some other shows are doing at this time of year. Please download and listen. And come back again sometime.

(0:00:00) The Beatles — Cry for a Shadow
(0:02:23) Your DJs Say Hello
(0:08:22) Buddy Hackett — Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini
(0:11:01) Albert King — Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin’
(0:14:01) Tony Clifton — I Will Survive
(0:15:51) Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks — Forever 28
(0:19:24) Your DJs Speak
(0:24:00) Pat Benatar — Coke Is It! (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:25:02) Patty Griffin — No Bad News
(0:29:05) The Weepies — Simple Life
(0:33:06) Sara Watkins — Lock and Key
(0:36:47) Robert Plant and Alison Krauss — Trampled Rose
(0:42:20) Your DJs Discuss
(0:52:57) Anaïs Mitchell — Why We Build the Wall
(0:56:30) Irene Cara — Hot Lunch Jam
(1:00:45) Bob and Ray — Squad Car 119: Chocolate Dinner Mints
(1:04:44) Kendrick Lamar feat. Cee-Lo Green — untitled 06 | 06.30.2014.
(1:08:12) Your DJs Chat
(1:12:13) Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass — Bittersweet Samba
(1:13:55) Robbie Williams feat. Kelly Clarkson — Little Green Apples
(1:17:10) Five Blind Boys of Alabama — Dimming of the Day
(1:20:42) Super Cat feat. Jadakiss — The Don of Dons (Put De Ting Pon Dem)
(1:24:53) Carol Burnett and Harvey Korman — “It Tastes Fishy!”
(1:26:04) Snoop Doggy Dogg — Bathtub
(1:27:55) Your DJs Finally Finish
(1:38:21) Debbie Reynolds (Jack Marshall and Tony Romeo, composers) — Opening and Closing Themes to The Debbie Reynolds Show

Episode #165: Somebody Bet on the Bay. Not Us!

Saturday, March 5th, 2016

We give it to you straight: songs about miners, apples, love, horses, jungles, and money. Guitar music, a cappella music (how do you spell that, anyway?), bluegrass, ballads, movie music, TV music, and That Girl, you know the one. A ragtag collection of music and chat made up on the spot. Submitted for your approval, which we crave. Please download and listen.

(0:00:00) The Swingle Singers — Mozart: “Rondo alla turca” from Piano Sonata No. 11 in A, K. 331
(0:02:06) Your DJs Appear
(0:08:29) Jimmy Dean — Big Bad John
(0:11:30) Roger Miller — Little Green Apples
(0:14:05) Leo Kottke — Pamela Brown
(0:18:08) Chris Isaak — Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing
(0:21:03) Your DJs Speak
(0:25:53) George Benson — Coke Is It! (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:26:54) Jenny O. — Well OK, Honey
(0:29:44) Taylor Swift — New Romantics
(0:33:57) Mary Hopkin — Young Love
(0:36:08) Cat Power — Living Proof
(0:39:18) Your DJs Speak
(0:43:39) Robbie Fulks — When I See an Elephant Fly (originally from Dumbo)
(0:46:44) The Walkmen — Little House of Savages
(0:49:51) Carole King — No Easy Way Down
(0:54:23) A$AP Rocky feat. Rod Stewart, Miguel, Mark Ronson — Everyday
(0:58:42) Your DJs Speak
(1:03:32) Douglas Jimerson — Camptown Races
(1:06:00) Simon and Garfunkel — Slip Slidin’ Away
(1:11:05) Linda Ronstadt — How Do I Make You
(1:13:26) The Jayhawks — Stranded in the Jungle
(1:16:14) Pearl Bailey — Five Pound Box of Money
(1:18:48) Jackie Wilson — I’ll Be Satisfied
(1:20:54) Don Rondo — Two Different Worlds
(1:23:55) Harvey Scales — What’s Good for You (Don’t Have to Be Good to You)
(1:26:18) Your DJs Discuss and Depart
(1:32:37) Sam Denoff and Earle Hagen (composers) — Theme to That Girl (vocal version)