Archive for April 2017

Episode #223: Searching for HNZ-6354

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

Never mind about careless motorists. Both of your co-hosts are still here to chat and to toss you some musical stuff. And so much of it! Maybe it’s your birthday? Someone’s, anyway. Hear many covers, show tunes, old and new pop, classical, rap, Kramer, Duke, music you heard last week on Sirius XM but also a lot that you didn’t. Plus more, there’s always more. We play knick-knack on your shoe. Check this one out, dudettes and dudes. If you’re reading this, it’s already available.

(0:00:00) The Persuasions — Papa Oom Mow Mow
(0:02:17) Your DJs Describe What Happened
(0:10:36) Astrud and Marcelo Gilberto — You Didn’t Have to Be So Nice
(0:13:17) They Might Be Giants — Where Do They Make Balloons?
(0:15:57) Bob Dylan — This Old Man
(0:19:03) Duke Ellington — Let’s Go Fly a Kite
(0:21:31) Your DJs Speak Again
(0:24:40) Meredith and Rini Willson — Shipoopi/Lida Rose/Will I Ever Tell You
(0:28:27) Yeah Yeah Yeahs — Maps
(0:32:22) Zooey Deschanel — Bitch (from Rock the Kasbah (2015))
(0:36:36) Kate Nash — Foundations
(0:40:42) Your DJs Discuss
(0:43:23) Saint Etienne — La poupée qui fait non (No, No, No)
(0:46:53) Hop Along — Happy to See Me
(0:51:28) Bob and Ray — Audience Member Builds an Igloo
(0:52:27) The Captain Howdy — I Long for Kyoto
(0:55:35) Kendrick Lamar feat. Rihanna — LOYALTY
(0:59:23) Your DJs Talk Again
(1:05:02) The Cambridge Buskers — The 9 Symphonies (Beethoven)
(1:08:21) Jay and the Americans — Come a Little Bit Closer
(1:11:25) Judy Garland — Stompin’ at the Savoy
(1:13:48) Ernestine Anderson — I Got Rhythm
(1:16:43) Warren Brown and Adam Goddard — Big Block Singsong: Fun
(1:18:44) Badfinger — Day After Day
(1:21:52) The Brady Bunch — Day After Day
(1:24:56) Your DJs Take Their Leave of You, but Only for Now
(1:31:05) Johnny Tillotson (Howard Greenfield and Jack Keller, composers) — Opening and Closing Themes to Gidget (1965)

Episode #222: We’re the Fishermen, You’re the Fish

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

From the scratchiest to the quietest, you’ll find all varieties of recordings and all kinds of instruments here. We all love a Gershwin tune but we like other things too. Hear Top 40 hits, covers, strange duets, pianos, fiddles, guitars, and a lot more. It’s our habit to do this but we don’t mind if you eavesdrop. You wouldn’t be the first.

(0:00:00) Gertrude Lawrence — Do, Do, Do
(0:03:06) Your DJs Speechify
(0:08:46) Cliff Richard and The Shadows — Summer Holiday
(0:10:53) The Hollies — Pay You Back with Interest
(0:13:32) Janis Ian — Society’s Child (Baby I’ve Been Thinking)
(0:16:43) Elton John with Kiki Dee — Don’t Go Breaking My Heart
(0:21:17) Your DJs Recap the Last Few Minutes
(0:26:05) Meredith and Rini Willson — The Sadder But Wiser Girl for Me/My White Knight
(0:28:40) Tom Waits — Better Without a Wife
(0:33:04) Astrud Gilberto — Bossa Na Praia {Beach Samba}
(0:35:53) Drake feat. Kanye West — Glow
(0:39:20) Your DJs Speak
(0:42:13) Jenny Lin (Raymond Scott, composer) — Powerhouse (arr. by Wayne Barker)
(0:45:48) Benjamin Booker — Happy Homes
(0:50:20) The Hollyridge Strings — I’ll Cry Instead
(0:52:59) Bettye Swann — Then You Can Say Goodbye
(0:56:44) Your DJs Prepare for the Home Stretch
(0:58:55) Victor Borge — Phonetic Punctuation
(1:04:46) Jake Bugg — Broken
(1:09:09) The Persuasions — It’s All Right
(1:12:36) Finley Quaye and William Orbit — Dice
(1:16:51) The Chieftains with Art Garfunkel and Diana Krall — Morning Has Broken
(1:19:43) Ray LaMontagne — Be Here Now
(1:26:03) Your DJs Speak One Last Time
(1:31:52) José Feliciano — Theme to Chico and the Man

Episode #221: It Is the Morning After the Evening of the Day After the Evening Before

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

This week, our usual mixture of music and chat: heavy on show tunes, light on medieval chant, with frank discussion of the bees in our bonnets, foreign languages, too many versions of one song, outtakes, light classical, music from our respective childhoods, and no mention of chocolate. Your weekend starts here! Or ends here. You could do much worse. This is actually not half-bad at all. Please download and listen.

(0:00:00) Jenny Lin (Léonard Gautier, composer) — Le Secret
(0:03:06) Your DJs Are Here to Do Their Jobs
(0:06:21) George Harrison — I Dig Love
(0:11:17) Joan Baez — Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts (live)
(0:20:06) Fleetwood Mac — I Don’t Wanna Know (early take)
(0:23:44) Rihanna — Desperado
(0:26:49) Your DJs Recap
(0:30:30) Meredith and Rini Willson — Marian the Librarian
(0:33:30) Barbra Streisand — Don’t Rain on My Parade (from the motion picture Funny Girl (1968))
(0:36:31) Gwen Verdon — Whatever Lola Wants (from Damn Yankees (Original Broadway Cast Recording) (1955))
(0:39:43) Petula Clark — Hello Dolly (French version)
(0:41:59) Your DJs Discuss the Past and Describe the Future
(0:47:21) The Andrew Oldham Orchestra — As Tears Go By
(0:49:57) Kameleoni — Con Le Mie Lacrime (As Tears Go By)
(0:53:05) Naturally 7 — As Tears Go By
(0:56:08) Vanessa Paradis — As Tears Go By (live)
(1:00:06) Your DJs Speak
(1:03:48) Al Kooper and Stephen Stills — It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
(1:07:18) Allman Brothers Band — Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More
(1:10:56) Brian McConnachie — Quick Canada Quiz (Part 1)
(1:11:11) Raymond Scott — Commercial for Hostess Twinkies
(1:11:42) Brian McConnachie — Quick Canada Quiz (Part 2)
(1:11:50) Ituana — You Can’t Always Get What You Want
(1:16:01) Kendrick Lamar — DNA.
(1:19:07) Esquivel — Mini Skirt
(1:21:37) The Bird and The Bee — My Love
(1:25:21) Bert Kaempfert — Tootie Flutie
(1:27:30) Duran Duran — The Reflex (album version)
(1:32:57) Your DJs Wrap Up at Length
(1:43:31) Donald Himes — Theme to Mr. Dressup

Episode #220: Look at the Muscles on Those Arms, They’re Like Hammers

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

This episode has show tunes, music music, TV music, opera, spirituals, pop tunes, sitars, fabric softener, and, oh, also Drake. But much more as well. Too many versions of the same song! Too few versions of others! But we’re both here and it’s full duplex. Grab it while we’ll still young enough to make it and you’re still young enough to enjoy it.

(0:00:00) The Kossoy Sisters — I’ll Fly Away
(0:02:30) Your DJs Appear and Interrupt
(0:06:40) Gillian Welch and Alison Krauss — I’ll Fly Away
(0:10:37) Johnny Cash — I’ll Fly Away
(0:12:29) Preservation Hall Jazz Band feat. The Del McCoury Band, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Preservation Hall Junior Jazz Band — I’ll Fly Away
(0:18:12) Plainsong — I’ll Fly Away
(0:20:15) Your DJs Recap What You Just Heard
(0:22:33) Meredith Willson and Rini Willson — My White Knight
(0:26:53) The Cambridge Buskers — "Una voce poco fa" from The Barber of Seville (Rossini)
(0:30:37) John Fahey — The Skater’s Waltz
(0:34:33) The Magnetic Fields — Queen of the Savages
(0:36:45) Your DJs Speak
(0:40:52) The Beach Boys — Wouldn’t It Be Nice (instrumental stereo mix)
(0:43:21) Dennis Wilson — Cocktails
(0:46:20) Fleetwood Mac — I Don’t Wanna Know
(0:49:33) Joe Purdy — The City
(0:54:17) Your DJs Speak Again
(0:57:45) The Supremes — With a Song in My Heart
(1:00:41) The Starlets — I Sold My Heart to the Junkman
(1:03:16) Rod McKuen — A Boy Named Charlie Brown (from A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1970))
(1:06:01) Drake — Passionfruit
(1:11:00) Your DJs Are Still Speaking
(1:15:25) Annette Funicello with The Afterbeats — First Name Initial
(1:17:44) The Strumbellas — Spirits
(1:21:08) Blossom Dearie — Commercial for NuSoft Fabric Softener
(1:21:35) Alan Lorber Orchestra — Mas que nada
(1:23:58) Shuggie Otis — Sparkle City
(1:29:53) Your DJs Conclude
(1:35:23) Vic Mizzy — Opening and Closing Themes to Captain Nice

Episode #219: Get Him Out on 54th Street Somehow and Then the Traffic Will Take Care of Him

Saturday, April 1st, 2017

Whether you missed us or not we’re back with another one of these programs. Maybe we should call them mixtapes! But the kids mean something different these days when they say that, so maybe not. But download this and learn why CPR on a desert island is a waste of time, and hear music as new as yesterday and as old as your grandma and in between. Show tunes, pop, rap, jazz, dance, and more. It’s April but we ain’t foolin’.

(0:00:00) Cleo Brown — Pinetop’s Boogie Woogie
(0:02:24) Your DJs Return
(0:09:58) Peter Allen — Everything Old Is New Again (from All That Jazz (1979))
(0:12:14) Run River North — Foxbeard
(0:16:34) Kate Bush — Babooshka
(0:20:02) Bonnie “Prince” Billy — The Eagle and the Hawk
(0:21:45) Your DJs Chat
(0:27:35) Meredith and Rini Willson — Pick a Little, Talk a Little/Goodnight, Ladies
(0:29:42) Drake — Teenage Fever
(0:33:28) Albert Linville, Jimmie Komack, Nathaniel Frey, Russ Brown — Heart (from Damn Yankees (Original Broadway Cast Recording) (1955))
(0:38:08) Cherry Davis, Jackie Scholle, Jean Stapleton, Ronn Cummins — Heart (Reprise) (from Damn Yankees (Original Broadway Cast Recording) (1955))
(0:39:32) The Zombies — A Rose for Emily
(0:41:49) Your DJs Speak
(0:45:51) Bob Dylan — Stardust
(0:48:21) Birdy — Maybe
(0:51:34) She and Him — She
(0:54:56) Tom Waits — Innocent When You Dream (Barroom)
(0:59:12) Your DJs Speak Again
(1:03:41) Hampton the Hamster — The Hamster Dance Song (Radio Edit)
(1:07:12) Oasis — Supersonic
(1:11:55) Mike Nichols and Elaine May — Moose in the House
(1:13:27) Pizzicato Five — Tout tout pour ma chérie
(1:18:26) Kid Cudi — Heart of a Lion (Kid Cudi Theme Music)
(1:23:01) Zwika Pick, Gabi Shoshan, Company — Hair (Se’ar) (from the Original Israel Cast Recording of Hair (1970))
(1:25:57) The Thrills — Don’t Steal Our Sun
(1:28:47) Your DJs Chat at Length Until It’s Time to Leave
(1:40:32) Alexander Faris — Opening and Closing Themes to The Duchess of Duke Street