Archive for June 2016

Episode #181: A Little Fermented Curd Will Do the Trick

Saturday, June 25th, 2016

Quiet enough for Sunday morning yet loud enough to wake the neighbors. We can’t decide. We can’t make a plan and stick to it. We hardly plan at all. That’s a good thing. You might change the channel otherwise. Please don’t go. Stay, listen, and get your neighbor to listen. We can take over the Internet (we’re sorry but we HAVE to capitalize that word) one Listener at a time.

(0:00:00) Sweet Honey in the Rock — Sylvie
(0:02:02) Your DJs Speak
(0:05:06) Nina Simone — Plain Gold Ring (1957 version)
(0:08:59) Odetta — Oh, Jerusalem
(0:10:25) Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris with Kate and Anna McGarrigle — Sisters of Mercy
(0:14:23) Taylor Swift — How You Get the Girl
(0:18:29) Your DJs Speak
(0:22:25) Al Jolson with Cab Calloway — I Love to Sing-A (from The Singing Kid (1936))
(0:25:29) Jay-Z feat. Biz Markie, Q-Tip, Slick Rick — Girls, Girls, Girls
(0:30:29) Taj Mahal — Take a Giant Step
(0:34:43) Marvin Gaye — Third World Girl
(0:39:18) Your DJs Discuss
(0:42:22) Monty Python — The Cheese Shop
(0:46:27) The Lemonheads — Ceiling Fan in My Spoon
(0:48:14) Dave Edmunds — I Hear You Knocking
(0:51:00) The Four Lads — Down by the Riverside
(0:53:32) Your DJs Talk
(0:56:23) Blossom Dearie — I Walk a Little Faster
(1:00:35) Fleet Foxes — Sim Sala Bim
(1:04:10) Kate and Anna McGarrigle — Excursion à Venise
(1:08:37) Amos Lee — The Man Who Wants You
(1:11:35) Your DJs Speak
(1:14:00) The Continental (Renzo Cesana) — Where Was I?
(1:16:49) Frou Frou — Let Go
(1:21:00) Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle — Baby’s in Black
(1:23:22) Jace Everett — Bad Things (Theme from True Blood) (acoustic version)
(1:26:20) Your DJs Conclude
(1:30:54) Robert Israel — Theme to What’s My Line? (1968 version)

Episode #180: You’re Probably Wondering What Happened to Grandma and Grandpa

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

Maybe we talk too much this week but that makes it more lifelike. We live full, rich lives that include a middle-school choral group, The Velvet Underground, crooners like Nat King Cole, a new jet airport, piano tunes played on horns, mixtapes, banjos, and a lot more. How the hell are you? This is our show, in case you didn’t know.

(0:00:00) Edison School Seventh Grade Chorus — Medley from Toy Story 2: Woody’s Roundup/When She Loved Me/You’ve Got a Friend in Me
(0:05:39) Your DJs Start
(0:14:46) Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle — You Were on My Mind
(0:17:43) Jewel — A Boy Needs a Bike
(0:21:51) Steve Martin and Edie Brickell — Always Will
(0:24:16) Sturgill Simpson — In Bloom
(0:28:17) Your DJs Speak
(0:34:07) Rex Allen, Rhoda Williams — The Carousel of Progress, Part 5: The Future
(0:38:08) Josh Ritter — Monster Ballads
(0:42:36) Claudine Longet — That’s No Way to Say Goodbye
(0:45:31) The Velvet Underground — Stephanie Says
(0:48:20) Your DJs Talk
(0:55:02) Perry Como — It’s Impossible
(0:58:16) Nat King Cole — These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)
(1:02:02) Blossom Dearie — Always True to You in My Fashion
(1:04:52) Johnny Mathis — Wonderful! Wonderful!
(1:07:41) Your DJs Speak Again
(1:15:21) Ruth Etting — Cryin’ for the Carolines
(1:18:15) Elvis Presley — The Yellow Rose of Texas/The Eyes of Texas
(1:21:33) The Canadian Brass — Handful of Keys
(1:24:13) Chance the Rapper feat. Young Thug and Lil Yachty — Mixtape
(1:29:04) Your DJs Talk Too Much
(1:39:52) Steven Banks — My Name Is Steven (Opening and Closing Themes to The Steven Banks Show)

Episode #179: Does That Mean You’re Not Coming?

Saturday, June 11th, 2016

Selections this week range from the familiar to the peculiar, from old to new, from the thirties to just the other day, from Coke to oblivion, from Manhattan to Long Island, and we did it all on two cups of tea and a piece of toast. Spend your podcast dollars here.

(0:00:00) Lyda Roberti and Harold Arlen — I’ve Got to Have Music (1931 private recording)
(0:03:07) Your DJs Say Hello
(0:08:10) Tiny Tim feat. Richard Barone and Terre Roche — I’ve Never Seen a Straight Banana
(0:11:38) Wu-Tang vs. The Beatles — Save Me Dear
(0:14:43) Cyndi Lauper — Funnel of Love
(0:17:58) The Emperors — Looking for My Baby
(0:20:24) Your DJs Speak
(0:26:32) Rex Allen, Rhoda Williams, Barbara Luddy — The Carousel of Progress, Part 4: The 1940s
(0:30:24) JBM — July on the Sound
(0:37:32) Dave Mason and Cass Elliott — Too Much Truth, Too Much Love
(0:41:24) Drake — Hotline Bling
(0:45:48) Your DJs Intrude
(0:52:05) We Five — How to Make a Soft Drink Commercial
(0:59:41) Laura Branigan — Gloria
(1:04:52) Betty Walker, Arlene Golonka — A Call from Long Island
(1:07:36) Tommy Dorsey and His Clambake Seven — The Big Apple
(1:10:16) Your DJs Discuss
(1:12:53) The Monkees — I Was There (And I’m Told I Had a Good Time)
(1:15:07) Aluna George — Thinkin’ Bout You (originally by Frank Ocean)
(1:18:21) Bobby Vinton — Blue on Blue
(1:20:44) Taylor Swift — This Love
(1:24:53) Your DJs Conclude
(1:31:02) Jack Keller, Howard Greenfield — Opening and Closing Themes to Bewitched

Episode #178: Cut That Out, Buster!

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

This week you’ll hear a touching story that you’ve all heard a thousand times before, plus some familiar tunes. But if we’re doing this right you’ll also hear some things you’ve maybe never heard before. We have folk, Flemish, pop, jazz, rock, country, Bob, Ray, Coke, Chance, songs about bad men and spies, and more. No clunkers. We wouldn’t lie. People ask us how we do it. The answer is simple: volume! Please download our bits.

(0:00:00) Fred Willard — The True Story of Christmas
(0:05:37) Your DJs Say Hello
(0:08:44) Jacques Brel — Laat me niet alleen (Ne me quitte pas)
(0:13:10) Sondre Lerche — Words and Music
(0:16:38) Julius La Rosa — Eh, Cumpari
(0:19:03) Chance the Rapper feat. Knox Fortune — All Night
(0:21:23) Your DJs Speak
(0:26:12) Bobby Goldsboro — Have a Good Day (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:27:13) Rex Allen, Rhoda Williams, Mel Blanc — The Carousel of Progress, Part 3: The 1920s
(0:31:02) Iron and Wine — Grace for Saints and Ramblers
(0:34:55) Carole King — The Locomotion
(0:37:24) Adele — When We Were Young
(0:42:11) Your DJs Speak
(0:45:31) Bob and Ray — Matt Neffer, Boy Spotwelder: Matt Goes Through the Encyclopedia
(0:48:46) The White Stripes — Apple Blossom
(0:50:59) The Monkees — Me and Magdalena
(0:54:31) The Barr Brothers — Love Ain’t Enough
(0:59:20) Your DJs Speak
(1:02:09) Dottie West — I Was Raised on Country Sunshine (Coca-Cola commercial)
(1:03:10) Mose Allison — Baby Please Don’t Go
(1:05:25) Mississippi John Hurt — Stagolee
(1:11:24) Ian and Sylvia — Four Strong Winds
(1:14:50) Wallace Collection — Daydream
(1:19:04) Sam Phillips — Power World
(1:22:51) Lucinda Williams — Changed the Locks (WXPN Live at the World Café)
(1:26:53) Your DJs Finish
(1:32:16) Nathan Barr — Opening and Closing Themes to The Americans