#137: Bernard Herrmann & Francois Truffaut

In this episode, West plays music composed by Bernard Herrmann for two films directed by Francois Truffaut.

Music in this episode includes:

“Prelude / Fire Trucks” from Fahrenheit 451 (1966)

“The Bedroom”

“The Reading”

“Finale”

“Prelude” from The Bride Wore Black (1968) [conducted by Elmer Bernstein]

“Julie Et L’Echarpe”

“Mariage De Julie”

“Arrestation De Delvaux Et Fuite De Julie”

“The Wedding List” [inspired by The Bride Wore Black] written and performed by Kate Bush

Music composed and conducted by Bernard Herrmann except where noted.

Released 8/21/2018

#136: 80’s Soundtrack Corner – AFTER HOURS

West likes soundtrack albums from the 80’s, and will occasionally play some of them at you! In this episode, West returns to the 80’s Soundtrack Corner to play songs from the 1985 Martin Scorsese film After Hours. Also, an update from the Musical Notation Action Newsdesk!

Music in this episode includes:

“We Belong Together” written by Robert Carr, Johnny Mitchell & Hy Weiss; performed by Robert & Johnny

“Angel Baby” written by Rosie Hamlin; performed by Rosie And The Originals

“Last Train To Clarksville” written by Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart; performed by The Monkees

“Chelsea Morning” written and performed by Joni Mitchell

“Over The Mountain, Across The Sea” written by Rex Garvin; performed by Johnnie & Joe

“3AM” composed by Howard Shore

“Is That All There Is?” written by Jerry Lieber & Mike Stoller; performed by Peggy Lee

Released 8/14/2018

#135: Joe Jackson’s TUCKER – THE MAN AND HIS DREAM

In this episode, West plays music composed by Joe Jackson for Francis Ford Coppola’s 1988 film Tucker: The Man And His Dream.

Music in this episode includes:

“Captain Of Industry (Overture)”

“The Car Of Tomorrow – Today!”

“No Chance Blues”

“Showtime In Chicago”

“Tiger Rag” music by Nick LaRocca, Eddie Edwards, Henry Ragas, Tony Sbarbaro & Larry Shields; lyrics by Harry DaCosta

“Toast Of The Town”

“Rhythm Delivery”

All music composed and arranged by Joe Jackson except where otherwise noted. Guitar solos performed by Vinnie Zummo.

Released 8/7/2018

#134: Mel Blanc

In this episode, West plays musical performances by Mel Blanc from Warner Bros. cartoons.

Music in this episode includes excerpts from the following films:

What’s Up Doc? (1950)

A Hound For Trouble (1951)

Russian Rhapsody (1944)

Book Revue (1946) (Includes “Carolina In The Morning” music by Walter Donaldson, lyrics by Gus Kahn)

Hillbilly Hare (1950)

All selections performed by Mel Blanc; music composed by Carl W. Stalling except where otherwise noted.

Released 7/31/2018

#133: HOME MOVIES

In this episode, West plays music from the television series Home Movies.

Music in this episode includes:

“Opening Theme” written by Brendon Small & Loren Bouchard

“Don’t Put Marbles In Your Nose”

“Jazz Fight” performed by Brendon Small & Jon Benjamin

“Starboy & The Captain Of Outer Space”

“The Compliments Song” performed by Brendon Small & Jon Benjamin

“Trust Yourself”

“Sunset Theme”

“President King’s Theme”

“Victory”

“Duanetastic”

“El Escapo”

“Franz Kafka! Intro”

“Turnin’ To A Bug”

“Livin’ Like A Bug Ain’t Easy”

“Franz Kafka! Finale”

All music written and performed by Brendon Small except where otherwise noted.

Released 7/24/2018

#132: BOB’S BURGERS

In this episode, West plays music from the television series Bob’s Burgers.

Music in this episode includes:

“The Bob’s Burgers Theme Song” written by Loren Bouchard

“Bad Girls” written by Chris Maxwell & Phil Hernandez (as Elegant Too), Holly Schlesinger, Loren Bouchard & Nora Smith; performed by Holly Schlesinger

“Weekend At Mort’s” written by Loren Bouchard, John Dylan Keith & Scott Jacobson; performed by Kristen Schaal, John Roberts, H. Jon Benjamin, Eugene Mirman & Dan Mintz

“The Fart Song” written by Loren Bouchard, Wendy Molyneux & Lizzie Molyneux; performed by Eugene Mirman

“Whisper In Your Eyes” written by Chris Maxwell & Phil Hernandez (as Elegant Too), Wendy Molyneux & Lizzie Molyneux; performed by Max Greenfield

“If You Love Something” written by Chris Maxwell & Phil Hernandez (as Elegant Too) & Scott Jacobson; performed by Jordan Peele, Chris Maxwell, Scott Jacobson & John Roberts

“Baby Hold On” written by James Douglas Lyon & Eddie Money; performed by John Roberts & Loren Bouchard

“You’re The Best” written by Allee Willis & Bill Conti; performed by Sam Seder

“Don’t You Love Cotton Candy” written by Keith Forsey, Steve Schiff, Loren Bouchard & Nora Smith; performed by John Roberts

“Just What I Needed” written by Ric Ocasek; performed by Dan Mintz

“The Spirits Of Christmas” written by Kevin Kline, Loren Bouchard, Tim Dacey, Kelvin Yu, Steven Davis, Scott Jacobson, Mike Benner & Greg Thompson; performed by Kevin Kline

“Bad Stuff Happens In The Bathroom” written by Loren Bouchard, Kelvin Yu, Steven Davis & Tim Dacey; performed by H. Jon Benjamin & Kristen Schaal

“Bad Girls” performed by St. Vincent

Released 7/17/2018

#131: THE SIMPSONS

In this episode, West plays music from the television series The Simpsons.

Music in this episode includes:

“A Singing, Dancing Entertainment Machine” written by Alf Clausen & Steve O’Donnell

“The Simpsons Main Title Theme” composed by Danny Elfman

“The Amendment Song” written by Alf Clausen & John Swartzwelder

“Dr. Zaius” written by Alf Clausen & Jack Barth

“See My Vest” written by Alf Clausen & Michael Scully

“Underwater Wonderland” written by Alf Clausen & Greg Daniels

“Meet The Flintstones” written by Joe Barbera, Hoyt Curtin, William Hanna & Conan O’Brien

“The Monorail Song” written by Jeff Martin, Al Jean, Mike Reiss, George Meyer, John Vitti, John Swartzwelder, Conan O’Brien & Frank Mula

“The Land Of Chocolate” written by Alf Clausen

“Homer & Marge” written by John Mellencamp & Matt Warburton; performed by “Weird Al” Yankovic

“Capitol City” written by Jeff Martin; performed by Tony Bennett

“Your Wife Don’t Understand You” written by Jeff Martin; performed by Beverly D’Angelo

“Happy Birthday” written by Mildred & Patty Hill; performed by the Ramones

“Canyonero” written by Alf Clausen & Donick Cary; performed by Hank Williams, Jr.

“Everybody Hates Ned Flanders” written by Alf Clausen, Ian Maxtone-Graham & Ken Keeler; featuring David Byrne

“Glove Slap” written by Kate Pierson, Fred Schneider, Keith Strickland, Cindy Wilson & Ian Maxtone-Graham; performed by The B-52s

“The Simpsons End Credits Theme”: a) Afro-Cuban Version; performed by Tito Puente & His Latin Jazz Ensemble b) Big Band Vegas Version c) Australian Version d) Hill Street Blues Homage e) JFK Homage f) Dragnet Homage [a-f arranged by Alf Clausen] g) arranged and performed by Los Lobos h) arranged and performed by Sonic Youth

“Cletus The Slack-Jawed Yokel” written by Alf Clausen & Steve Tompkins

“Mr. Plow” written by Jeff Martin

Released 7/10/2018

#130: THE HOUSE I LIVE IN

In this episode, West talks about the 1945 Oscar-winning short film The House I Live In.

Music in this episode:

“The House I Live In” music by Earl Robinson, lyrics by Abel Meeropol; performed by Frank Sinatra

The House I Live In restored video, available free: https://archive.org/details/the-house-i-live-in-1945

Released 7/3/2018

#129: Wes Anderson’s THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS

In this episode, West plays music from Wes Anderson’s 2001 film The Royal Tenenbaums.

Music in this episode includes:

“111 Archer Avenue” composed by Mark Mothersbaugh

“String Quartet In F Major (Second Movement) composed by Maurice Ravel

“These Days” written by Jackson Browne; performed by Nico

“Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard” written and performed by Paul Simon

“Lullabye” written and performed by Emitt Rhodes

“Judy Is A Punk” written by Joey Ramones; performed by the Ramones

“Needle In The Hay” written and performed by Elliott Smith

“Ruby Tuesday” written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards; performed by The Rolling Stones

“Stephanie Says” written by Lou Reed; performed by The Velvet Underground

Released 6/26/2018

#128: Three Films By David Lynch

In this episode, West plays music from the first three films of David Lynch.

Music in this episode includes:

“Side One (Excerpt)” and “Side Two (Excerpt)” from Eraserhead (1977); sound effects by David Lynch and Alan Splet

“In Heaven (The Lady In The Radiator Song)” lyrics by David Lynch, music by Peter Ivers; performed by The Lady In The Radiator

“The Elephant Man Theme” and “John Merrick & Psalm” from The Elephant Man (1980); composed by John Morris

“Adagio For Strings” composed by Samuel Barber

“Main Title” from Dune (1984); composed by David Paich

“The Box” composed by David Paich & Marty Paich

“Take My Hand” composed by David Paich & Jeff Porcaro

Released 6/19/2018