Archive for April 2016

Episode #173: Why Is Each New Task a Trifle to Do?

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

Because we are living a life full of YOU, dear listeners, all two score of you. Thrill to songs as old as 1929 and songs as new as, wow, looks like 2016. That’s present-day! But don’t worry, it’s still mostly old stuff. Folkies, hippies, jazz and country legends, hippity-hoppers, foreign bands, crooners, covers, divas, sisters, guitarists, comedians, and probably more. Listing them is less fun than listening to them. So listen, please.

(0:00:00) The String-A-Longs — Wheels
(0:01:55) Your DJs Speak
(0:06:48) Gordon Lightfoot — Changes
(0:09:18) Super Furry Animals — Hello Sunshine
(0:12:07) Rolf Harris — Sun Arise
(0:14:31) Travis — Driftwood
(0:18:05) Your DJs Speak to You
(0:21:58) Bill Backer, Billy Davis, Roger Cook, Roger Greenaway (composers) — I’d Like to Buy the World a Coke (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:22:59) Donovan — Season of the Witch
(0:27:53) Gomez — Shitbag 9/Bring Your Lovin’ Back Here
(0:32:18) Cliff Edwards (Ukulele Ike) and The Brox Sisters — Singin’ in the Rain (from The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929))
(0:38:16) Ella Fitzgerald — Don’t Fence Me In
(0:41:35) Your DJs Speak
(0:47:08) Lou Jacobi — When You’re in Love the Whole World Is Jewish
(0:49:25) Canned Heat — Let’s Work Together
(0:52:13) Johnny Cash feat. Tom Petty — I Won’t Back Down
(0:54:20) Ryan Adams — Wildest Dreams
(0:59:38) Your DJs Speak
(1:03:39) Thelonious Monk — Well You Needn’t (1947 version)
(1:06:37) Rihanna — Close to You
(1:10:45) Bob and Ray — Matt Neffer, Boy Spotwelder: Matt Reports to New Job
(1:13:46) Run the Jewels — All My Life
(1:16:55) Peter Sellers — Unchained Melody
(1:19:46) Frank Sinatra — Something Wonderful Happens in the Summer
(1:22:59) Bob Dylan — Come Rain or Come Shine
(1:25:37) The Black Keys — I’m Not the One
(1:29:27) Your DJs Finish
(1:37:21) John Seely — Theme to The Donna Reed Show

Episode #172: Come and Roll Your Sleeves Up

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

We chose this music with you in mind! No, we didn’t. We were our usual self-indulgent selves. This week that gets you great guitar work, Disney, some Cool Kids, folkies, many legends, soul, Coke, Bob and Ray, a foreign language or two, and more, plus a TV theme familiar to everyone over 50. Very old and very new. You’ll see. It’s your turn. Step to the front of the line.

(0:00:00) Amy Adams — Happy Working Song (from Enchanted (2007))
(0:02:08) Your DJs Arrive
(0:05:36) Donovan — There Is a Mountain (live in Anaheim, 1967)
(0:08:42) Ray LaMontagne — Part One: Hey, No Pressure
(0:15:17) Gary Lucas — Guerrillas in the Midst
(0:20:59) Delays — No Ending
(0:25:41) Your DJs Speak
(0:31:32) Alabama — Coke Is It! (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:32:33) Frank Sinatra — Finale: Before the Music Ends (from Trilogy, Part 3: The Future)
(0:42:27) Frank Westerberg — Even Here We Are
(0:44:37) The Puppini Sisters — Tico-Tico
(0:47:03) The Soul Children — The Sweeter He Is (Part 1)
(0:50:00) Your DJs Chat
(0:55:44) Bob and Ray — Matt Neffer, Boy Spotwelder: Between Jobs
(0:58:58) Taylor Swift — You Are in Love
(1:03:23) The Roches — Big Nuthin’
(1:08:04) The Cool Kids — A Little Bit Cooler
(1:10:56) Your DJs Interact
(1:15:05) Petula Clark — Un jeune homme bien (A Well-Respected Man)
(1:17:33) Dusty Springfield — I Can’t Make It Alone
(1:21:27) Carole King — Child of Mine
(1:25:28) Cher — Catch the Wind
(1:27:43) Your DJs Finish Up
(1:30:16) Les Baxter — Theme to Lassie (1957-1964 version)

Episode #171: Acting So Fidgety

Sunday, April 17th, 2016

This week’s episode is a little late and a little long but as cheap as ever. We have a whole set of tracks produced by George Martin plus enough covers to paper the wall. A little show tune here, a little TV music there, more of the future from Frankie and Gordon, a little reassurance from Kendrick, British dialects, at least one language that isn’t English, and more, but that’s enough talking for now. We humbly solicit your downloads. Off you go now.

(0:00:00) Joy Nichols, Jimmy Edwards, Dick Bentley — Little Red Monkey
(0:02:30) Your DJs Talk
(0:12:21) Dick James with Stephen James and His Chorus and Ron Goodwin's Orchestra — Robin Hood
(0:14:50) Ron Goodwin and His Concert Orchestra — Elizabethan Serenade (Where the Gentle Avon Flows)
(0:17:40) Flanders and Swann — Madeira M'Dear
(0:20:38) The Fourmost — Hello Little Girl
(0:22:28) Peter Sellers — Yes It Is
(0:23:50) Tommy Original Broadway Cast — Pinball Wizard
(0:27:37) Your DJs Back-Announce
(0:34:43) Stanley Holloway, Gordon Dilworth — With a Little Bit of Luck (from the Original Broadway Cast recording of My Fair Lady (1956))
(0:38:49) Kym Marsh, Rachel Leskovac — He’s My Man
(0:43:57) Ronnie Bird — Elle m’attend (The Last Time)
(0:46:41) Franz Ferdinand — Call Me
(0:50:06) Your DJs Chat
(0:57:31) Richie Havens — Coke Is It! (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:58:33) Frank Sinatra (Gordon Jenkins: composer and arranger; Loulie Jean Norman: soprano solo; Beverly Jenkins: alto solo) — The Future (Conclusion): Song Without Words (from Trilogy Part 3, The Future)
(1:04:34) Kendrick Lamar — Alright
(1:08:35) The Andrew Oldham Orchestra — The Last Time
(1:12:22) Ace Frehley — New York Groove
(1:15:21) Your DJs Speak
(1:22:31) Todd Rundgren — A Long Time, a Long Way to Go
(1:24:45) Laura Marling — Sorry
(1:26:48) Crash Vegas — Pocahontas
(1:30:39) Jasmine Thompson — Everybody Hurts
(1:33:24) Your DJs Conclude
(1:40:31) David Kahn Melvyn, Leonard Mort Green — The Toy Parade (Theme to Leave It to Beaver)

Episode #170: The Podcast That Says No, Over and Over and Over Again

Saturday, April 9th, 2016

This week: too many versions of the same pop song! You ask, what else is new? We answer: covers, Coke, Bob and Ray, Sinatra by Jenkins, hip-hop, some of that folk and pop music, plus a little TV music. You ask again, what else is actually NEW? Well, there are no show tunes this week, how about that? Wait, no, that’s a lie, there is at least one. Damn. That’s what we mean, it’s a damn fine show. We hope you’ll listen. If you’re reading this, maybe you’re already planning to listen. Go right ahead.

(0:00:00) Michel Polnareff — La poupée qui fait non
(0:03:12) Your DJs Arrive to Explain
(0:05:50) Michel Polnareff — Meine Puppe sagt non (La poupée qui fait non)
(0:09:00) Maria Dolores — La muñeca que hace no (La poupée qui fait non)
(0:12:08) Kameleoni — Una bambolina che fa no (La poupée qui fait non)
(0:15:10) Scott McKenzie — No, No, No, No, No (La poupée qui fait non)
(0:18:00) Jimi Hendrix — La poupée qui fait non (Instrumental)
(0:21:42) Your DJs Justify
(0:28:09) Aretha Franklin — Coke Is It! (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:29:10) Frank Sinatra (Gordon Jenkins, composer and arranger) — The Future: I’ve Been There! (from Trilogy Part 3, The Future)
(0:32:43) Python Lee Jackson feat. Rod Stewart — In a Broken Dream
(0:36:49) The Andrew Oldham Orchestra — Tell Me
(0:40:47) Bettye Lavette — Complicated
(0:44:28) Your DJs Speak
(0:47:33) Bob and Ray — Slow Talkers of America
(0:51:38) The Temptations — Little Green Apples
(0:55:21) The Four Lads with Ray Ellis and His Orchestra — Standing on the Corner
(0:58:13) Haim — Go Slow (Demo)
(1:00:57) Your DJs Speak Again
(1:04:36) Cristina — Is That All There Is?
(1:10:19) Ghostface Killah feat. Raekwon — Kilo
(1:14:51) Kate and Anna McGarrigle — Come a Long Way
(1:17:10) Tom Rush — Merrimac County
(1:20:01) Camera Obscura — Super Trouper
(1:23:41) Ryan Adams — Bad Blood
(1:27:33) Your DJs Finish Up
(1:35:41) Robert Israel — Theme to Family Feud

Episode #169: Your Special Island

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

It’s the big Listener Birthday Bash! Not really, but we do mention a couple of you and we strive to give you all your money’s worth. We have a little Phife Dawg tribute plus other music by and about people who aren’t with us any more. Some movie music and some classic pop and a cover or two and a few little short things, but more than enough to fill an hour and a half. We hope we’ve talked you into it. Please listen.

(0:00:00) Ennio Morricone — Theme to Giù la Testa (Duck You Sucker) (1971)
(0:04:14) Your DJs Arrive
(0:13:39) Todd Rundgren — Drive
(0:19:05) Debbie Harry — French Kissin’ in the USA
(0:23:12) The Civil Wars — I Want You Back
(0:26:25) Aaron Neville — One Fine Day
(0:29:49) Your DJs Talk
(0:38:18) Natalie Cole — Coke Is It! (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:39:20) Frank Sinatra (Gordon Jenkins, composer and arranger; Beverly Jenkins, alto solo) — The Future (Part 1) (from Trilogy Part 3, The Future)
(0:43:27) Rihanna feat. Drake — Work
(0:47:30) Shakira — Try Everything (from Zootopia (2016))
(0:50:45) Perry Como — Bali Ha’i
(0:54:18) Your DJs Talk Some More
(1:02:37) A Tribe Called Quest — Can I Kick It?
(1:07:04) A Tribe Called Quest — I Left My Wallet in El Segundo
(1:11:10) A Tribe Called Quest — Clap Your Hands
(1:14:26) A Tribe Called Quest — Check the Rhime
(1:18:04) Your DJs Talk Again
(1:21:05) Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward — Winnie the Pooh (Theme to Winnie the Pooh (2011))
(1:23:34) Guided by Voices — Game of Pricks
(1:25:08) The Kinks — Too Much on My Mind
(1:27:34) Beastie Boys — Funky Boss
(1:29:10) Your DJs Finally Leave
(1:33:56) Bill Lynch (Joey Carbone, composer) — This Is the Theme to Garry’s Show (Theme to It’s Garry Shandling’s Show)