Archive for September 2016

Episode #194: Pioneers for Half a Century

Sunday, September 25th, 2016

September is ending and you still don’t know which month will come next. To ease your troubled mind we present a small but eclectic sample of the world’s music and chat, and “eclectic” is always good. (Yes, it is!) There’s a lot of 60s material in there, some hits that you know, but also stuff from the 50s and the 70s and the 10s. It’s not Sirius/XM but it could be, if only they’d give us a slot. For now, we’ll continue to do it this way. Please listen to the nice program, you nice people. All your friends and neighbors are listening.

(0:00:00) Leroy Anderson — Fiddle-Faddle
(0:03:14) Your DJs Are Here
(0:13:34) Cults — Bumper
(0:16:13) Sandie Shaw — (There’s) Always Something There to Remind Me
(0:18:56) Brook Benton and Dinah Washington — Baby (You’ve Got What It Takes)
(0:21:41) Sugar Pie DeSanto and Etta James — In the Basement, Part 1
(0:24:02) Your DJs Discuss
(0:30:23) Hollywood Vampires feat. Bruce Johnson — Whole Lotta Love
(0:34:35) Led Zeppelin — I Can’t Quit You Baby
(0:39:36) Allan Sherman — My Fair Lady (Scene IV): At His Home/I’ve Got the Customers to Face
(0:43:16) Kate Nash — Merry Happy
(0:46:43) Your DJs Explain
(0:52:32) Brian Sewell — I Wanna Be Your Man
(0:55:00) Adele — Make You Feel My Love (Live at WXPN)
(0:59:05) The Velvet Underground and Nico — I’ll Be Your Mirror
(1:01:17) Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas — Bad to Me
(1:03:35) Your DJs Continue
(1:08:02) Bob and Ray — Wally Ballou: Coney Island Trophy Train
(1:09:55) Bon Iver — 22 (OVER SOON) (Bob Moose Extended Cab Version)
(1:13:35) 2nd South Carolina String Band — Buffalo Gals
(1:17:29) Bonnie Raitt — Thank You
(1:20:17) Elvis Presley — Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello
(1:22:12) Gerri Granger — Just Tell Him Jane Said Hello
(1:24:36) Your DJs Finish
(1:31:32) TV Theme — Lights of Broadway (1950s Sylvania Theme to Beat the Clock)

Episode #193: We’ll Buy You a Chevrolet If You’ll Just Listen

Saturday, September 17th, 2016

Some cry “Earworm!” but others say that’s just our program. Hear catchy pop tunes from several decades, music from that famous band with the funny name, songwriting legends, jazz piano, Dolly playing saxophone, funny people, Christmas bells, an answer-song pair, that soap opera theme we promised you, and more. All for the same low price. We’re practically giving it away. Get in line.

(0:00:00) France Gall — Dady Da Da
(0:02:37) Your DJs Speak
(0:08:47) The Satin Bells — Da-Di-Da-Da
(0:11:12) Katy Perry — Firework
(0:15:00) Carole King — Chains
(0:17:55) Beyoncé — Formation
(0:21:20) Your DJs Speak
(0:31:09) Allan Sherman — My Fair Lady (Scene III): Outside Grossinger’s/On the Streets Where We Live
(0:33:37) Led Zeppelin — Celebration Day
(0:37:22) Dolly Parton — Rocky Top/Yakety Sax (live at Glastonbury)
(0:43:19) The Band Perry — Hip to My Heart
(0:46:18) Your DJs Speak
(0:49:16) Bob and Ray — Wally Ballou: Trophy Train Mike Upcutting
(0:51:04) Cake — Italian Leather Sofa
(0:56:54) The Animals — Hey Gyp
(1:00:39) James Vincent McMorrow — Red Dust
(1:04:39) Your DJs Speak
(1:06:52) Patty Loveless — Carol of the Bells (instrumental)
(1:09:30) Bud Powell — Polka Dots and Moonbeams
(1:13:56) Kate and Anna McGarrigle — Track 14 (“Questa o quella” from Verdi’s Rigoletto) (from Eat This)
(1:18:10) The Shins — Know Your Onion!
(1:20:37) Jorma Kaukonen and Tom Constanten — Embryonic Journey: A MIDI Orchestration
(1:22:54) The O’Jays — Sunshine
(1:26:35) Chris Kenner — I Like It Like That, Part 1
(1:28:28) The Bobbettes — I Don’t Like It Like That
(1:30:19) Your DJs Finish
(1:40:23) Joe Harnell — Opening and Closing Themes to Santa Barbara

Episode #192: Birthday, Schmirthday

Saturday, September 10th, 2016

In another episode that’s just like all the others, we play exactly what you expect us to play, including the hits of today and the hits of yesterday and the hits of they-never-were-hits-at-all. Thrill to show tunes, music by and about zeppelins, covers, country, pop, rock, TV music and movie music, the Trophy Train, an answer pair, and maybe even a little more than that. More soon. Until then, be seeing you.

(0:00:00) Ron Grainer — Opening Theme to The Prisoner
(0:02:17) Your DJs Talk About Birthdays and Stuff
(0:09:41) Clare Bowen — Only Tennessee (from Nashville)
(0:12:55) Led Zeppelin — Down by the Seaside
(0:18:09) The Lovemongers — Battle of Evermore (from Singles (1992))
(0:23:49) Goldfrapp — Utopia
(0:28:02) Your DJs Converse
(0:35:18) Richard Burton — Camelot (from Camelot (1960)) (Original Broadway Cast))
(0:37:47) Pamela Blair — Dance: Ten, Looks: Three (from A Chorus Line (1975)) (Original Broadway Cast)
(0:40:48) Harry Nilsson — Miss Butter’s Lament
(0:43:07) Frank Ocean feat. KOHH — Nikes
(0:49:16) Your DJs Talk
(0:55:18) Bob and Ray — Wally Ballou: Trophy Train Clam Chowder Recipe
(0:57:48) Michal — Broken Boy
(1:01:41) Duane Eddy — The Ballad of Paladin (Theme to Have Gun, Will Travel)
(1:03:35) The Stridells — I Remember Christmas
(1:07:02) Your DJs Speak
(1:11:24) Ruth Etting — Goodnight, Sweetheart
(1:14:24) Tom Waits — Yesterday Is Here
(1:17:07) The Honeys — Tonight You Belong to Me
(1:19:11) Elvis Presley — Come What May
(1:21:11) Hank Locklin — Please Help Me, I’m Falling
(1:23:33) Skeeter Davis — (I Can’t Help You) I’m Falling Too
(1:26:17) Your DJs Wrap Up
(1:33:04) Ron Grainer — Episode Opening/End Title Theme (from The Prisoner)

Episode #191: Hay for the Crew to Sleep On

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016

September. Finally. Some of us have birthdays. But enough about us. You get presents. Motown, Zep, lox, hay, novelties, Christmas music, an answer song pair, chuckles, that Bruce buy, that Chris guy, at least four bananas, whistling, and even more. It’s always holiday time here. We court your attention with our content and chat. Our contented chat. It’s so listenable!

(0:00:00) Whistling Jack Smith — I Was Kaiser Bill’s Batman
(0:02:18) Your DJs Say Hello
(0:05:28) The Mamas and The Papas — You Baby
(0:07:47) The Marvelettes — Don’t Mess with Bill
(0:10:36) The Pipkins — Gimme Dat Ding
(0:12:48) Smokey Robinson and The Miracles — Jingle Bells
(0:15:32) Your DJs Speak
(0:20:10) Allan Sherman — My Fair Lady (Scene II): At the C and L Delicatessen, 76th St. and Broadway/With a Little Bit of Lox
(0:24:09) Led Zeppelin — Trampled Under Foot
(0:30:06) The Rutles — I Must Be in Love
(0:32:11) Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings — Let Them Knock
(0:36:36) Your DJs Talk
(0:40:00) Leroy Van Dyke — Walk on By
(0:42:20) Margie Singleton — I’ll Just Walk on By
(0:44:41) Bobby Bare — The Winner
(0:50:02) Harry Nilsson — Oblio’s Return (Narration)/Down to the Valley/Moonbeam (Demo) (from The Point! (1971))
(0:57:30) Your DJs Discuss
(1:01:52) Bob and Ray — Wally Ballou: From the Trophy Train: Enroute to Bridgeport (#10)
(1:03:21) Frank Ocean — Sweet Life
(1:07:51) Larkin Poe and Thom Hell — Missing Home
(1:10:48) Bruce Springsteen — My Love Will Not Let You Down
(1:15:11) Chris Isaak — Heart Full of Soul
(1:18:30) Billy Bragg and Wilco — Feed of Man
(1:22:36) Your DJs Finish
(1:29:11) Ritchie Adams, Mark Barkan — The Tra La La Song (Theme to The Banana Splits)