Archive for October 2016

Episode #199: A Fine Way to Treat a Steinway

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

There’s a lot of piano music in this one. Pianos all over the place! This might be true all the time, we never checked before, but we noticed it this time. Relish it along with acoustic blues, sixties pop, movie music from this decade, “indie” (we don’t really like that word), rock and roll, old-sounding Christmas music, Mack the Knife, French and German, an answer-song pair, and even more. Most of it is in stereo because, only the best for you, our valued listeners. You’ll see.

(0:00:00) Hot Tuna — Hesitation Blues
(0:05:01) Your DJs Start Talking
(0:12:46) Herman’s Hermits — Ooh, She’s Done It Again
(0:15:01) Freddie and The Dreamers — You Were Made for Me
(0:17:18) Georgie Fame and The Blue Flames — Yeh, Yeh
(0:20:03) Spencer Davis Group — (Aquarius) Der Wasserman
(0:22:51) Your DJs Discuss
(0:27:42) Carole King — Pierre (from Really Rosie (1975))
(0:33:20) Jenny Owen Youngs — Clean Break
(0:36:33) Petula Clark — Ô Shériff Ô
(0:38:58) Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa — 6:30 (from Mac and Devin Go to High School (2012))
(0:43:09) Your DJs Intrude
(0:46:59) The Medieval Bæbes — The Holly and the Ivy
(0:50:04) The Lone Bellow and Friends — Dire Wolf
(0:53:06) Billy Murray — I Love a Piano
(0:55:47) Fats Waller — I Got Rhythm
(0:58:56) Your DJs Describe
(1:02:34) Billy Vaughan — Theme from The Threepenny Opera
(1:04:57) Yann Tiersen — Comptine d’un autre été: l’après-midi (from Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulin (2001))
(1:07:42) The Primitives — Sick of It
(1:10:54) Beach Fossils — Vacation
(1:14:41) Your DJs Explain Some More
(1:17:46) Arlo Guthrie — The Motorcycle Song (1967 version)
(1:20:33) Rita Coolidge — Superstar
(1:25:37) Big Jay McNeely and Band — There Is Something on My Mind
(1:29:08) The Teen Queens — There Is Nothing on My Mind
(1:33:07) Your DJs Wrap Up
(1:39:10) Robert A. Israel and Paul Alter — Theme to To Tell the Truth (1969-1978 version)

Episode #198: Liverwurst and Other Technical Problems

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

Sometimes you get to hear our mistakes. For example, take this program. Please. And when you do, listen to some music from musicals, some old and new hits, an answer-song pair, some funny stuff, and also possibly one or two things that you’ve actually heard before, but jeez, we hope not too much of that, because you can get that anywhere, right? What are we, Sixties on Six? No, Sir or Madam, we are not. If you download this you’ll see what we mean.

(0:00:00) Stanford Marching Band — Uncle John’s Band
(0:01:44) Your DJs Discuss
(0:05:52) David Wayne — When I’m Not Near the Girl I Love (from Finian’s Rainbow (1947)) (Original Broadway Cast)
(0:09:12) David Tomlinson, Dick Van Dyke, The Londoners — Let’s Go Fly a Kite (from Mary Poppins (1965))
(0:11:01) Robert Goulet — If Ever I Would Leave You (from Camelot (1960)) (Original Broadway Cast)
(0:14:10) Shirley Jones, Girls’ Chorus — Many a New Day (from Oklahoma! (1955)) (Movie Soundtrack Recording)
(0:17:18) Your DJs Have Technical Problems and Talk a Lot
(0:28:00) Guy Mitchell — Singing the Blues
(0:30:27) The Everly Brothers — T for Texas
(0:34:07) Lorne Greene — Oh! What a Town
(0:37:13) Lynyrd Skynyrd — Saturday Night Special
(0:42:22) Your DJs Solve Their Technical Problems
(0:45:41) Allan Sherman — Shticks of One and Half a Dozen of the Other
(0:51:29) Alexander — Awake My Body
(0:56:30) Chet Atkins — Yakety Axe
(0:58:30) Chance the Rapper feat. Kanye West and the Chicago Children’s Chorus — All We Got
(1:01:54) Your DJs Talk
(1:07:47) Bob and Ray — Squad Car 119: Long Line at the Bank
(1:11:36) Bon Iver — 10 dEAThbREaST
(1:14:23) Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot — Bonnie and Clyde
(1:18:36) Doves — Caught by the River
(1:24:29) Gene McDaniels — Tower of Strength
(1:26:48) Gloria Lynne — You Don’t Have to be a Tower of Strength
(1:29:01) Your DJs Are Done for Now
(1:35:43) Bob Cobert — Theme to To Tell the Truth (1962-1968 version)

Episode #197: Songs, Banter, Fun, and Nonsense

Sunday, October 16th, 2016

Your wait is over. This week you can hear a lovely waltz, some covers, a big hit or two, Christmas music, blissful soul, some giggly French pop, some French-accented American pop, advice from your Momma, an answer-song pair, nursery rhymes, some very old but very good jazz, a visit to the Trophy Train, a game show theme that some of us remember, and maybe a little more, all packaged nicely for download. We’ll take Paul Lynde for the win, Peter.

(0:00:00) Randy Newman (vocal: Jennifer Warnes) — One More Hour (from Ragtime (1981))
(0:02:45) Your DJs Arrive
(0:12:18) Moondog with Julie Andrews and Martyn Green — Songs of Fun and Nonsense
(0:19:08) Curtis Mayfield — The Makings of You
(0:22:51) Plainsong — I Can’t Let Go
(0:25:14) Lucinda Williams — Metal Firecracker
(0:28:43) Your DJs Discuss
(0:39:20) Maurice Chevalier — Hello, Beautiful
(0:41:41) Duke Ellington — I’m So in Love with You (Take 1)
(0:45:40) Ken Nordine — What Time Is It?
(0:49:29) Kendrick Lamar — You Ain’t Gotta Like (Momma Said)
(0:53:32) Your DJs Discuss Some More
(1:03:03) Henry Mancini — Moon River (from Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961))
(1:05:44) James Vincent McMorrow — Wicked Game (Recorded live at Canice Cathedral, Kilkenny, 2011)
(1:10:15) Bob and Ray — Wally Ballou: Trophy Train Admiration Society #3
(1:11:29) The Muppets — We Need a Little Christmas
(1:12:57) Neil Diamond — Holly Holy
(1:18:06) Bobby Vinton — Roses Are Red (My Love)
(1:20:44) Florraine Darlin — Long as the Rose Is Red
(1:23:21) Brigitte Bardot — Moi je joue
(1:24:59) Guided by Voices — Things I Will Keep
(1:27:26) Your DJs Are Finally Done
(1:35:04) William Loose — Theme to The Hollywood Squares (Bob and Merrill’s Theme)

Episode #196: Still Here. Not Over It.

Saturday, October 8th, 2016

This week you can overdose on recordings from the 1960s and from the 1920s. If you hate that, why are you here? But if you hate that you’ll find outliers from several other decades. Some TV and movie music, some language very unsuitable for children (hide them!), and some music so new that we couldn’t have played it a few months ago. Not that we planned it that way. We write these little descriptions after the episode is done, to remind us what we did, so that we’ll never ever do it again exactly the same way. We’re not sure what would happen if we repeated ourselves but we’re not eager to find out. But our work ethic is your gain. Please download and pass it on.

(0:00:00) Rufus Wainwright and Choir! Choir! Choir! — Hallelujah
(0:04:52) Your DJs Talk About the Song
(0:12:04) Helen Kane — He’s So Unusual
(0:15:06) Bessie Smith — ‘Tain’t Nobody’s Bizness If I Do
(0:18:32) Butterbeans and Susie — Elevator Papa, Switchboard Mama
(0:21:44) Clarence Reid — You Got to Fight
(0:24:34) Your DJs Speak
(0:30:01) Sandie Shaw — Toujours un coin qui me rappelle (There's Always Something There to Remind Me)
(0:32:40) The Main Ingredient — Everybody Plays the Fool
(0:36:15) Paul Revere and The Raiders — Him or Me - What’s It Gonna Be?
(0:39:06) Cilla Black — You’re My World (Il Mio Mondo)
(0:42:04) Petula Clark — Heart
(0:44:38) The Tradewinds — New York Is a Lonely Town
(0:46:50) Your DJs Talk About Songs
(0:53:21) Bob and Ray — Wally Ballou: Trophy Train Mutual Admiration Society #2
(0:56:14) Leon Bridges — Better Man
(0:58:34) Leroy Anderson — Sleigh Ride
(1:01:13) A$AP Rocky feat. Schoolboy Q — Electric Body
(1:05:27) Your DJs Excuse
(1:08:17) Gene Wilder — The Wondrous Boat Ride (from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971))
(1:11:49) Jeff Buckley — Once I Was (Live)
(1:16:27) The Stone Poneys feat. Linda Ronstadt — Hobo
(1:19:28) Bon Iver — 33 GOD
(1:22:57) Jim Reeves — He’ll Have to Go
(1:25:16) Jeanne Black — He’ll Have to Stay
(1:27:58) Your DJs Finish Up and Leave
(1:33:53) Sonny Curtis — Theme to The Mary Tyler Moore Show (First version)

Episode #195: Your Very Own Guiding Star

Saturday, October 1st, 2016

This week you can hear music in three or more languages, the same song twice, the same singer twice, covers, movie and TV music, jazz of several flavors, and more. You can hear us chat about phones and about TV. She’s his mother, but…she’s a car. We’re here for you. Please download, and tell those other people to download too.

(0:00:00) Mary Schneider — Fiddle Faddle Yodel
(0:02:42) Your DJs Explain
(0:10:30) Astrud Gilberto — The Puppy Song
(0:13:21) Victoria Williams — The Puppy Song
(0:16:43) Sandie Shaw — Puppet on a String
(0:19:04) Sandie Shaw — Wiedehopf im Mai (Puppet on a String)
(0:21:25) Your DJs Relate
(0:23:37) Connie Britton — Hold on to Me (from Nashville)
(0:27:20) Sufjan Stevens — Romulus
(0:32:13) Allan Sherman — My Fair Lady (Scene V: In the Candy Store/Get Me to the Temple on Time)
(0:34:52) Coconut Records (Jason Schwartzman) — Easy Girl
(0:37:06) Your DJs Describe
(0:41:35) The Grass Roots — Let’s Live for Today
(0:44:23) Small Black — Despicable Dogs
(0:48:15) The Rokes — Piangi Con Me (Let’s Live for Today)
(0:51:23) Straitjacket Fits — Brittle
(0:54:44) Your DJs Speak
(1:01:42) Bob and Ray — Wally Ballou: Trophy Train Mutual Admiration Society #1
(1:05:00) The Beach Boys — All I Wanna Do
(1:07:45) The Searchers — Sweets for My Sweet
(1:10:13) Chance the Rapper feat. Justin Bieber and Towkio — Juke Jam
(1:13:51) Your DJs Talk
(1:15:57) Julie Andrews — Le Jazz Hot (from Victor/Victoria (1982))
(1:20:19) Duke Ellington — Rumpus in Richmond
(1:23:07) Fred Astaire — Puttin’ on the Ritz
(1:25:56) Charlie Hunter and Norah Jones — More Than This
(1:30:05) Your DJs Conclude
(1:35:58) Paul Hampton — Theme to My Mother the Car