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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 #141: He’s a Nasty Little Basket with a Black Moustache and We Won’t Have Him Here

Saturday, September 19th, 2015

Autumn arrives and drags along with it a new extra-long episode filled with jazzy stuff, show tunes, movie music, TV music, dreams, instrumentals, classics, Coke, covers, and more. If you’ve read this far then you’re already one of us and you should download now so that you can listen! Otherwise, you haven’t read this far and can’t follow any of our instructions anyway.

(0:00:00) Ella Fitzgerald and Mel Tormé — What Jazz Is (1976 Grammy Awards)
(0:03:26) Your DJs Begin
(0:06:29) The Ink Spots — Java Jive
(0:09:30) The Mills Brothers — The Glow Worm
(0:12:09) Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney — I Wish I Were in Love Again (from Words and Music (1948))
(0:14:33) Frank Sinatra and Dinah Shore — Tea for Two
(0:17:49) Your DJs Discuss
(0:22:21) Warner Mack — I’m Standing in the Kitchen (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:23:25) Dave Mason — Only You Know and I Know
(0:27:31) Led Zeppelin — The Song Remains the Same (from The Song Remains the Same (1976))
(0:33:49) Gordon Jenkins, Bill Lee — The Fourth Dream: The Cocktail Party (from Seven Dreams)
(0:42:11) They Might Be Giants — Women and Men
(0:43;55) Your DJs Speak
(0:46:46) Ferrante and Teicher — The Continental (1958 version)
(0:48:54) Beastie Boys — Rhymin’ and Stealin’
(0:53:03) Del Shannon — Under My Thumb
(0:55:49) Snoop Doggy Dogg — Serial Killa
(0:59:24) Your DJs Speak
(1:03:32) The Newbeats — Well, My Baby Keeps Saying It’s Time to Go (Coca-Cola commercial)
(1:04:36) Comedian Harmonists — Quand il pleut (Stormy Weather)
(1:07:52) Rose Royce — Love Don’t Live Here Anymore
(1:12:06) Vince Guaraldi Trio — Pebble Beach
(1:14:56) The Faces — Ooh La La
(1:18:23) Amelia Bayntun and Company — Who’s This Geezer Hitler? (from Blitz! (1962))
(1:20:56) Sharon, Lois and Bram — One Elephant
(1:23:33) Ben E. King — Stand by Me
(1:26:27) Damita Jo — I’ll Be There
(1:29:13) Your DJs Conclude
(1:39:06) Richard Markowitz — Theme to The Wild Wild West

Episode #140: We Can Smile When We Ain’t Got No Money

Monday, September 14th, 2015

A hundred years from now no one will care that this program was a little bit late coming out, because future generations will still be thrilling to the sounds of The Andrews Sisters, Patti Page, Dr. Dre, Weird Al, The Impressions, Donovan, and many more artists from the long-dead 20th and 21st centuries. And they’ll still be drinking Coca-Cola. We are preservationists, plain and simple, and with your downloads you’ll be helping not only yourself but your descendants as well. Please join our merry band.

(0:00:00) Paul Evans — Happy-Go-Lucky Me
(0:01:54) Your DJs Begin
(0:12:39) The Andrews Sisters — Well All Right (Tonight’s the Night)
(0:15:39) Patti Page — Old Cape Cod
(0:18:14) Martha Wainwright — Bye Bye Blackbird
(0:21:40) Linda Ronstadt with Bette Midler — Sisters
(0:24:32) Your DJs Interrupt
(0:28:31) Ray Charles — In Between the Heartaches (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:30:02) The Association — Babe I’m Gonna Leave You
(0:32:54) Led Zeppelin — Tangerine
(0:36:28) Gordon Jenkins, Bill Lee — The Third Dream: The Caretaker (from Seven Dreams)
(0:44:07) The Impressions — It’s All Right
(0:46:55) Your DJs Speak
(0:51:38) Julee Cruise — Rockin’ Back Inside My Heart
(0:57:22) Wilco — Where Do I Begin
(1:00:49) Donovan — Hey Gyp (Dig the Slowness)
(1:03:58) Dr. Dre feat. King Mez and Justus — Talk About It
(1:07:14) Your DJs Speak
(1:12:13) Petula Clark — The Winter Wind Will Blow Away (Coca-Cola commercial)
(1:13:16) Weird Al Yankovic — The Brady Bunch
(1:15:55) Taylor Swift — Wildest Dreams
(1:19:32) Antje Duvekot — Go Now
(1:23:48) Antje Duvekot — Go Now (demo ending)
(1:24:32) Run River North — Fight to Keep
(1:28:11) Your DJs Conclude
(1:32:24) Herschel Burke Gilbert — Theme to The Rifleman

Episode #121: A Five-Letter Word for South American Anteater

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

We stumble into May with music, some of which you might not have heard before: eerie children’s music, movie and TV music, covers, sad acoustic music, Duke, and Wu-Tang. Plus music from Nashville, Coca-Freaking-Cola, Bob and Ray, some guy from New Jersey, guitars and soul and hip-hop. And of course more. It’s a lot to take in, but we’ve brought it to your door so you only have to carry it inside and it’s yours. Please download it and join our happy little crew of merry-makers.

(0:00:00) Frank Chacksfield and His Orchestra — Little Red Monkey
(0:02:17) Your DJs Speak
(0:10:25) Kirsty MacColl — In These Shoes?
(0:14:04) Prince and The Revolution — Under the Cherry Moon
(0:17:02) The Mariachi Brass feat. Chet Baker — Tequila
(0:19:09) The MGs — Jamaica, This Morning
(0:22:15) Your DJs Speak
(0:28:58) Duke Ellington — The Mooche (1928 version)
(0:32:31) Wu-Tang Clan — C.R.E.A.M.
(0:36:57) Martha Wainwright — Dans le silence (from Trauma)
(0:40:18) The Charmels — As Long As I’ve Got You
(0:42:57) Your DJs Speak Again
(0:48:52) Vanilla Fudge — 20,000 Eyes Upon You (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:49:53) Mary McCaslin — My World Is Empty Without You Babe
(0:53:10) Josh Ritter — Wait for Love
(0:56:53) Sam Palladio and Clare Bowen — Fade Into You (from Nashville)
(1:00:32) Snow Patrol — Chasing Cars (Live Acoustic Version)
(1:05:02) Your DJs Speak
(1:12:22) Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart — Wake Up, Girl, Stop and Look Around (Coca-Cola commercial)
(1:13:23) Bob and Ray — The Gathering Dusk: Squirrels in the Attic
(1:16:48) Frank Sinatra — The Sea Song
(1:20:13) The Shadows — Riders in the Sky
(1:23:51) Big Boi feat. Kid Cudi — She Hates Me
(1:27:41) Your DJs Conclude
(1:33:19) Gerald Fried, Sherwood Schwartz — Theme to It’s About Time (second version)

Episode #118: It Is Not Dangerous If You Keep Your Elbows Inside

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

No show tunes this week. We’re not sure how that happened. We’ll try to be more careful next time. But for now you’ll still get to hear 60s and 90s and current pop, covers, Coke, uke, Nichols and May, singing blocks, a little hip-hop, a little disco, a little country, a little seltzer down your pants. Plus a surprise or two. You signed up for this. You knew what were you were getting into. Download and get it over with. You know you want to.

(0:00:00) Nicola Benedetti with Éamon Doorley, Tony Byrne, Phil Cunningham, Ewen Verna — Hurricane Set: I. Spey in Spate/II. The Hurricane
(0:04:07) Your DJs Speak
(0:06:58) The Primitives — Thru’ the Flowers
(0:09:29) The Yellow Melodies — Thru the Flowers
(0:11:38) Courtney Barnett — Depreston
(0:16:30) Lennon Stella and Maisy Stella — Heart on Fire (from Nashville)
(0:19:47) One of Your DJs Speaks
(0:21:58) Lesley Gore — Little Sister, That’s All I’ll Ever Be (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:23:32) Professor Elemental feat. Nick Maxwell — All in Together
(0:26:46) Kendrick Lamar feat. George Clinton and Thundercat — Wesley’s Theory
(0:32:03) The Emperors — My Baby Likes to Boogaloo
(0:35:02) The Animals — Boom Boom
(0:38:19) Both of Your DJs Speak
(0:42:02) The Vogues — Now That the Winter Is Coming On (Coca-Cola commercial)
(0:43:37) Sylvie Simmons — Rhythm of the Rain
(0:46:08) Sharon Van Etten — cws
(0:49:02) Mike Nichols and Elaine May — Mysterioso
(0:53:39) Donna Summer — Brooklyn
(0:58:13) Your DJs Speak
(1:01:43) Roy Orbison — Stayed Out Too Late (Coca-Cola commercial)
(1:03:12) Nellie McKay — Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter
(1:05:21) The Buckinghams — Makin’ Up and Breakin’ Up
(1:07:56) The Cyrkle — Turn Down Day
(1:10:28) Let’s Wrestle — I Won’t Lie to You
(1:13:08) Warren Brown and Adam Goddard — Big Block Singsong: Robot
(1:15:08) Laura Cantrell — When the Roses Bloom
(1:19:13) Dierks Bentley with The All Star Band, Jessi Alexander, Jon Randall — Rockin’ Chair
(1:22:50) Your DJs Conclude
(1:31:03) Gary Portnoy — Where Everybody Knows Your Name (Theme from Cheers)

Episode #82: Are You Ready for Some Music and Fun?

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

R and R's Big Music Show plows on without regard for the rules of conversation. Women, women, women! And a little more. Bluegrass, piano, folk, hip-hop, soul, tico, rollerskating, jazz, pop, and hipsters. One of our all-time favorite songs is in there. Holy cow, we’re telling you, this is what you need in the summertime. Don’t walk away from it, take the time and listen to it. You don’t care what Mama don’t allow, you’re going to listen anyhow.

(0:00:00) David Rudman — Jack’s Big Music Show (Opening)
(0:01:14) Your DJs Speak
(0:03:33) The Stone Poneys with Linda Ronstadt — Sweet Summer Blue and Gold
(0:05:51) The Sea The Sea — Love We Are Love
(0:09:47) Suddenly, Tammy! — River Run
(0:13:33) Birdy — 1901
(0:18:37) Your DJs Speak
(0:22:19) Sara Watkins — Freiderick
(0:25:24) Iggy Azalea — Fuck Love
(0:28:26) Fotheringay — The Way I Feel
(0:33:10) Morphine — In Spite of Me
(0:35:45) Your DJs Speak
(0:40:26) Petula Clark — Si tu prenais le temps
(0:43:26) David Ruffin — Walk Away from Love
(0:48:56) Julia Lee, Benny Carter, Bobby Sherwood, Vic Dickenson, Red Norvo — Mama Don’t Allow It
(0:51:51) Jay-Z feat. Beyoncé — ’03 Bonnie and Clyde
(0:55:16) Your DJs Speak
(0:58:48) Ruth Etting — Whose Honey Are You?
(1:00:43) Nat “King” Cole — In the Good Old Summertime
(1:02:28) The Andrews Sisters — Fugue for Tinhorns (originally from Guys and Dolls)
(1:04:56) Ella Fitzgerald — I’m Putting All My Eggs in One Basket
(1:07:55) Your DJs Speak
(1:12:34) Raymond Scott and Dorothy Collins — Tico-Tico
(1:14:57) Stefan — Holy Cow
(1:17:59) Del Close and John Brent — Field Trip No. 2 (from “How to Speak Hip”)
(1:19:12) The Bay City Rollers — Saturday Night
(1:22:08) Richard Thompson — It Won’t Be Long
(1:24:36) Cub — New York City
(1:27:38) Your DJs Speak
(1:31:38) David Rudman — Jack’s Big Music (Closing)

Episode #71: Edison Recorded Sound, We Recorded a Podcast

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

We present a new obsession but we maintain our old ones. You’ll hear 60s British Invasion hits, chart-toppers from the 1910s and 1920s, Gershwin sung by Ginger Rogers, and your parents’ favorite song (it was sung by Vikki Carr). Mingus imitates birds, Curtis trips out, The Monkees buy a dog, and Cyndi drives all night. Ukulele Ike dreams, Bob and Ray experiment with stereo, A$AP Rocky kills fashion, and Ben Kweller lives in an apartment in New York (doesn’t everyone?). And there’s still more—it’s all there, take a look!

We like this so much that we do it even though we can’t make a living at it. But, really, can anyone? Apart from Cousin Brucie?

(0:00:00) The Harmonicats — Tico-Tico
(0:02:00) Your DJs Speak
(0:05:12) The Nirvana Sitar and String Group — The Letter
(0:07:01) The Hollies — On a Carousel
(0:10:12) The Searchers — When You Walk in the Room
(0:12:34) The Zombies — The Way I Feel Inside
(0:14:21) Your DJs Speak
(0:18:48) Ginger Rogers — They All Laughed (from Shall We Dance? (1937))
(0:20:32) Charlie Mingus — Bird Calls
(0:27:22) Vikki Carr — It Must Be Him
(0:30:15) Bee Gees — Nights on Broadway
(0:34:46) Your DJs Speak
(0:38:55) The Sweatermen — Hot and Not
(0:39:26) Bob and Ray — Bob and Ray Visit Dr. Ahkbar at the Castle
(0:44:01) A$AP Rocky — Fashion Killa
(0:47:59) Sylvie Vartan — En écoutant la pluie (Rhythm of the Rain)
(0:50:19) Ben Kweller — My Apartment
(0:54:14) Your DJs Speak
(0:57:42) Ukulele Ike (Cliff Edwards) — I’ll See You in My Dreams
(1:00:42) The Mills Brothers — Standing on the Corner
(1:03:44) The McGuire Sisters — Sugartime
(1:06:16) John McCormack — It’s a Long Way to Tipperary
(1:09:27) The Monkees — Gonna Buy Me a Dog
(1:12:08) Curtis Mayfield — Tripping Out
(1:16:02) Cyndi Lauper — I Drove All Night
(1:20:12) The Avalanches — Tonight May Have to Last Me All My Life
(1:22:32) Your DJs Speak
(1:27:28) Jerry Goldsmith — Star Trek: Voyager (Main Title Theme)

Episode #69: We Try to Act So Nonchalant

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

This week we open with New Jersey’s official state song (really!) and end with memorably morose TV music. Also: personal favorites from the 60s, acousticky folky music, well-played piano, beautiful voices, country and indie and pop and hip and hop, Disney and Peter Sellers and Bob and Ray, flying saucers, and Amazon.

Really, what more could you want from us? Listen and find out how small the world really is.

(0:00:00) The Chordblenders — I’m from New Jersey
(0:01:34) Your DJs Speak
(0:05:18) Jackie DeShannon — When You Walk in the Room
(0:08:25) The Shangri-Las — Past, Present, and Future
(0:11:06) Lesley Gore — Look of Love
(0:13:15) Martha Reeves and The Vandellas — Love (Makes Me Do Foolish Things)
(0:16:12) Your DJs Speak
(0:19:41) John Prine and Iris DeMent — In Spite of Ourselves
(0:23:15) Alexi Murdoch — Towards the Sun
(0:27:57) Buffy Sainte-Marie — Until It’s Time for You to Go
(0:30:28) Birdy — Skinny Love
(0:33:47) Your DJs Speak
(0:36:58) The Sweatermen — Two Minutes
(0:37:29) Elvis Presley — Wooden Heart (Muss i Denn)
(0:39:33) Allen Toussaint — Holy Cow
(0:42:34) Floyd Cramer — On the Rebound
(0:44:42) Coconut Records (Jason Schwartzman) — Nighttiming
(0:47:30) Your DJs Speak
(0:49:51) Bob and Ray — Wally Ballou Interviews a Member of the Studio Audience
(0:53:40) T-Pain (featuring Mike Jones (but not our Mike Jones)) — I'm n Luv (Wit a Stripper)
(0:58:19) Ann-Margret and Lee Hazlewood — Only Mama That’ll Walk the Line
(1:00:55) Dr. Dog — Worst Trip
(1:03:54) Your DJs Speak
(1:06:27) Peter Sellers — Jakka and the Flying Saucers
(1:13:13) Jerry Orbach and Angela Lansbury — Be Our Guest (from Beauty and the Beast (1992))
(1:16:56) Disneyland Chorus — It’s a Small World (After All) (originally from the 1964 New York World’s Fair)
(1:19:58) Brian Wilson — The Bare Necessities (originally from The Jungle Book (1967))
(1:23:11) Your DJs Speak
(1:26:15) Michael Giacchino — Life and Death (from Lost)

Episode #68: We’ve Got Speed, We’ve Got Everything We Need

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

Guitar lessons, sing-alongs, and rain. Spacemen, towns, and goldfish. Owls, forests, and flowers. Oysters, caravans, and billboards. Sugar, dolls, and animals. You’ll hear all this and more in this week’s episode, if you choose to listen.

Please choose to listen. But be careful out there.

(0:00:00) The Ventures — Tuning Your Guitar/Walk Don't Run (Lead solo: slow speed, normal speed)
(0:03:56) Your DJs Speak
(0:05:36) The Ventures — Walk Don’t Run
(0:07:39) Blue Oyster Cult — Don’t Fear the Reaper
(0:12:47) The Bonzo Dog Band — I’m the Urban Spaceman
(0:15:10) John Cale — Cleo
(0:17:43) Your DJs Speak
(0:22:38) The Guy Who Sings Songs About Cities and Towns (Matt Farley) — A Song About Asbury Park
(0:24:30) The Guy Who Sings Songs About Cities and Towns (Matt Farley) — Brick Town Bricktown Brick Brick Yeah!
(0:26:25) Goldfrapp — Caravan Girl
(0:30:30) Missy Elliott — The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)
(0:34:40) Your DJs Speak
(0:37:05) The Sweatermen — Got a Lot
(0:37:36) Mitch Miller — Polly Wolly Doodle/Wait for the Wagon/The Old Grey Mare
(0:40:21) Jugendchor Mais — Es kam die gnadenvolle Nacht
(0:43:08) Turner Layton and Clarence Johnstone — The Wedding of the Painted Doll
(0:45:53) Chamillionaire feat. Krayzie Bone — Ridin'
(0:50:57) Your DJs Speak
(0:54:54) Bob and Ray — Grand Motel: New Billboard
(0:58:22) Breathe Owl Breathe — Swimming
(1:02:24) Horst Jankowski, His Orchestra and Chorus — A Walk in the Black Forest
(1:05:13) Nina Simone — I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl
(1:07:44) Your DJs Speak
(1:12:13) Buffy Sainte-Marie — Ground Hog
(1:14:54) Teena Marie — I Need Your Lovin’
(1:18:45) Pink Martini and The Von Trapps — Edelweiss
(1:21:35) Fleet Foxes — Blue Spotted Tail
(1:24:41) Your DJs Speak
(1:29:19) Mike Post — Theme from Hill Street Blues

Episode #67: Please Bring Us Some Rhubarb, We Need a Shampoo

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

This week’s program is framed at both ends with unusual harp music. If that’s not tempting enough, there’s more: Tony Perkins, unusual Beatles covers, solo vocalists of both sexes, phrase book phrases, instrumentals, hip and hop, up and down, Bob and Ray, toys and games, and banter.

We work hard so you don’t have to.

(0:00:00) Jenna Allen — Pipeline (arr. Margot Krimmel)
(0:02:43) Your DJs Speak
(0:05:45) Tony Perkins — The Prettiest Girl in School
(0:08:14) The Dave Clark Five — Live in the Sky
(0:10:56) Maurice Chevalier — Le sous-marin vert (Yellow Submarine)
(0:13:38) The Fiery Furnaces — Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
(0:16:32) The Supremes — A Hard Day’s Night
(0:18:54) Booker T. and the MGs — You Can’t Do That
(0:21:38) Your DJs Speak
(0:27:50) The Sweatermen — The Toy Song
(0:28:20) Peter Greenwell — Useless Useful Phrases (from Noël/Cole: "Let's Do It!”)
(0:31:28) Bone Thugs-n-Harmony — 1st of Tha Month
(0:37:04) The Ramsey Lewis Trio — The “In” Crowd
(0:40:29) Blossom Dearie — Let Me Love You
(0:43:12) Your DJs Speak
(0:47:58) Bob and Ray — Grand Motel: Smaller Coffee Stirrers
(0:51:57) OK Go — It's Tough to Have a Crush When the Boy Doesn't Feel the Same Way You Do
(0:54:06) Jonathan and Darlene Edwards (Paul Weston and Jo Stafford) — Take the “A” Train
(0:56:17) Etta James — I’d Rather Go Blind
(0:58:50) Your DJs Speak
(1:04:22) Bobby Darin — I’m Beginning to See the Light
(1:06:41) Frank Sinatra — Fairy Tale
(1:10:03) Pink Martini and The Von Trapps — Dream a Little Dream
(1:13:55) Teddy Pendergrass — I Don't Love You Anymore
(1:17:53) Petra Haden and Bill Frisell — Moon River
(1:20:14) Kirsty MacColl feat. The Pogues — Miss Otis Regrets
(1:23:05) Your DJs Speak
(1:27:55) Tina Lenert — I Love Lucy