Episode #225: If Not for the Rain We Would Be Out There Having Fun

It’s our Mother’s Day episode but there’s very little that’s motherly about it. It’s the same kind of thing that all you children and mothers have come to expect from us: TV and movie music, too many versions of the same song, music as fresh as yesterday and older than time itself, ballads, rap, marimbas, and the usual bits and bobs, as our British friends say. Plus "more". We’re only a little late so we hope you’re still there to download and listen. It’s worth your time. "In our opinion."

(0:00:00) Amy Lou Barnes, Betty Bayne, Disney Chorus, Mary Moder, Sally Mueller, Alice Sixer (Frank Churchill and Larry Morey, composers) — Little April Shower (from Bambi (1942))
(0:03:54) Your DJs Arrive and It’s Mother’s Day
(0:10:13) Anthony Newman — Little April Shower (from Bambi, in the style of Handel)
(0:12:48) Sarah Vaughan — Broken-Hearted Melody
(0:15:11) The Vandellas — Jimmy Mack (without lead vocal)
(0:17:58) Wilson Pickett — Don’t Let the Green Grass Fool You
(0:20:43) Your DJs Recap
(0:26:15) Joe Jones — California Sun
(0:28:35) The Rivieras — California Sun
(0:31:21) Frankie Avalon — California Sun (from Back to the Beach (1987))
(0:33:53) Brian Wilson — California Sun (from Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey! (2009))
(0:36:52) Your DJs Speak About What You Heard
(0:40:04) The Monkees — Porpoise Song (Theme from Head (1968)) (alternate stereo mix)
(0:44:14) Harry Styles — Sign of the Times
(0:49:53) The Rich Nathanson Vanity Project — A Lot of Livin’ to Do
(0:53:49) Bobby Bare Jr.’s Young Criminals Starvation League — Don’t Follow Me (I’m Lost)
(0:57:44) Your DJs Speak to You
(1:04:33) Renée Fleming — O mio babbino caro (from Gianni Schicci by Giacomo Puccini)
(1:07:20) Olivier Serano-Alve (vocal: Dechen Shak Dagsay) — Chenresie, Flame of Peace and Compassion
(1:14:31) The Persuasions — Lumpy Gravy
(1:17:06) Kendrick Lamar — YAH.
(1:19:46) The Baja Marimba Band — Born Free
(1:22:49) Leon Bridges — River
(1:26:46) Your DJs Conclude and It’s Still Mother’s Day
(1:34:40) David Buckley — Opening and Closing Themes to The Good Fight