Episode #72: We Know You Are, But What Are We?

Reportedly-classic comedy this week from Del Close and more from Bob and Ray plus a big hunk of soul-like and funk-like music, like, wow, man. Folk singers sing pop, actors sing country, and Elvis seems to sing everything—we’ll get to it all eventually. We have Tico-Tico on the Hammond organ, we have disco, we cover Abba. There’s French pop, and there are vocal stylings in several shapes and colors.

Just listen. Stop arguing with us. You’ll like it.

(0:00:00) Del Close and John Brent — Introduction to “How to Speak Hip”
(0:01:12) Your DJs Speak
(0:02:26) The Haden Triplets — Single Girl, Married Girl
(0:06:31) Mable John — Able Mable
(0:09:11) The Serendipity Singers — Don’t Let the Rain Come Down
(0:11:56) Nellie McKay — Manhattan Avenue
(0:15:34) Your DJs Speak
(0:18:39) The Sweatermen — Feel Like a Kid
(0:19:09) Curtis Mayfield — Move on Up (Single Edit)
(0:21:55) Candi Staton — Love Chain
(0:24:41) The Bunch — The Loco-Motion
(0:27:43) Kanye West feat. Lupe Fiasco — Touch the Sky
(0:31:40) Your DJs Speak
(0:34:57) Steve Lawrence — Party Doll
(0:37:08) Elvis Presley — Blue Moon
(0:40:06) Ethel Smith — Tico-Tico
(0:42:52) Wilco — Via Chicago
(0:48:23) Your DJs Speak
(0:51:41) Bob and Ray — Bob and Ray in the Round Room
(0:54:06) Carol Douglas — Doctor’s Orders
(0:59:08) Don Pardo — Please Stand By
(1:00:07) Pink Martini and The Von Trapps — Fernando
(1:03:58) Olivia Newton-John — Magic (from Xanadu (1980))
(1:08:27) Your DJs Speak
(1:10:47) Donnie Brooks — Mission Bell
(1:13:14) Sunny and the Sunliners — Put Me in Jail
(1:16:35) Sylvie Vartan — Dansons (Let’s Dance)
(1:18:37) Lily and Madeleine — Tired
(1:21:06) Hayden Panettiere and Charles Esten — Undermine (acoustic version) (from Nashville)
(1:22:59) The Magnetic Fields — Absolutely Cuckoo
(1:24:32) Your DJs Speak
(1:29:18) Jackie Gleason — Melancholy Serenade (Theme to The Jackie Gleason Show)