HFVS On the Road Episode with Guest DJ, Steve Weeks (Radio Show/Podcast)

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On the Road Episode with Guest DJ, Steve Weeks

Come join us as the Hilltown Family Variety show goes on the road with Steve Weeks.  We’ll be visiting the Dakotas, the gulf coast, the Great Smoky Mountains, Southern California, the Canadian maritimes and more as we hear from folks all across the country and discover what’s going on in their local communities.  Bring your map, buckle up, and tune in for a Hilltown Family Variety Show road trip!” —  www.steveweeksmusic.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
September 27th & 28th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

FEATURED VIDEO:  “Change of Heart”by Steve Weeks


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  • Scribblemonster – “Our Summer Song” [Shark Sandwich]
    • Interview: Traci Juhala of North Dakota
    • Interview: Marivel Zambrano-Esparza of Santa Barbara, CA
  • Steve Weeks – “Dog Beach” [Once I Lived Upon the Sea]
    • Interview: Megrez Rudolph of Fairhope, AL
  • Peter Mulvey – “Sympathies” [Silver Ladder]
    • Interview: Ellis Rice of Las Vegas, NV
    • Interview: Rachel of Oak Ridge, TN
  • The Osborne Brothers – “Rockytop” [Appalachian Stomp]
    • Interview: Celeste of New Orleans, LA
  • Steve Weeks – “Once I Lived Upon the Sea” [Once I Lived Upon the Sea]
    • Interview: Gary LaFranier of Lame Deer, MT
  • North Bear – “Daddy’s Girl” [Feelings & Emotions]
    • Interview: Elia of Yuma Arizona
  • Gustafer Yellowgold – “Telephone Called” [Wisdom Tooth of Wisdom]
    • Interview: Cindy of Gulfport, MS
  • Steve Weeks – “My Grandpa Gave Me a Hammer ” [Once I Lived Upon the Sea]
    • Interview: Caleb Miles of Bridgetown, NS
  • Caleb Miles – “Satya” [Long Dark Road]

HFVS Harvest Episode with Guest DJ, Story Laurie (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Harvest Episode with Guest DJ, Story Laurie

Autumn means harvest time in the northeastern United States. But what are people harvesting in other parts of the country, and around the world? Join guest DJ Story Laurie for some lively songs (including two that were written by elementary school kids!); a crazy tale about a girl sailing around the world on a cabbage; and we’ll even check in with some folks in the Philippines, Finland and Korea about what they’re harvesting right now. —  www.storylaurie.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
September 20th & 21st, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

FEATURED VIDEO:  Story Laurie & Friends – Picking Pumpkins at the Pumpkin Patch


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PLAYLIST

  • Holy Modal Rounders – “Hot Corn, Cold Corn” [The Holy Modal Rounders 1 & 2]
  • Story Laurie & Friends – “Who Grew My Soup?” [single]
  • Taj Mahal – “Quavi, Quavi” [Shake Sugaree]
  • Palo – “Quimbombo” [This is Afro-Cuban Funk]
  • Harmonica Pocket – “Apple Apple” [Apple Apple]
  • Doug Elliott – “Creasy Greens” [Crawdads, Doodlebugs & Creasy Greens]
  • Dog on Fleas – “Ugly Fruit” [Bestest of the Best]
  • Mike & Peggy Seeger – “Oh, John The Rabbit” [American Folk Songs for Children]
  • Story Laurie – “The Cabbage That Sailed Around The World” [Live in Studio]
  • Field recording of a group of girls from Michoacan, Mexico, recorded by Henrietta Yurchenko – “La Bella Hortelana” [Latin American Children Game Songs]
  • Story Laurie & Friends – “Picking Pumpkins at the Pumpkin Patch” [single]
  • Leadbelly – “Pick a Bale of Cotton” [Leadbelly Sings for Children]
  • Jay Ungar & Molly Mason – “Bound for Another Harvest Home” [Harvest Home]
  • Story Laurie & Friends – “Homegrown Tomatoes” [Groovin’ in the Garden]
  • Taj Mahal – “Annie’s Lover” [Giant Step]

HFVS Love Episode with Guest DJ, Alex Mitnick (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Love Episode with Guest DJ, Alex Mitnick

Alex Mitnick guest DJs the Hilltown Family Variety Show this weekend! Best known for his work as leader of the kid’s band, Alex & The Kaleidoscope Band, and host of the kid’s TV show, Alex & The Kaleidoscope, Alex explores the theme of LOVE in this fun and squeeze them real tight and tickle their toes hour of music! Alex will play songs from his new album, Love Songs For My Baby, as well as some of his favorite artists including Paul Simon, Bobby McFerrin and kids music stars Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band, Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights and Bari Koral and the Family Rock Band. Get ready for lots of smiles and hugs as we explore this most precious of themes… Love! — www.lovesongsformybaby.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
September 13th & 14th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

FEATURED VIDEO:  “Feelin’ Fine” from Love Songs For My Baby


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PLAYLIST

  • Alex Mitnick – “Alex & The Kaleidoscope TV show Theme Song” [Alex & The Kaleidoscope TV show]
  • The Beatles – “All You Need Is Love” [Magical Mystery Tour]
  • Lucy Kalantari – “The Only Thing” [Pockets Full Of Joy]
  • Alex Mitnick – “Feelin’ Fine” [Love Songs For My Baby]
  • Bari Koral Family Rock Band – “Sisters and Brothers” [The Apple Tree & The Honey Bee]
  • Paul Simon – “Father and Daughter” [Shine]
  • John Lennon – “Beautiful Boy” [Double Fantasy]
  • Alex Mitnick – “Music In My Heart (Miles Smile) ” [Love Songs For My Baby]
  • Bobby McFerrin – “Gracious” [SpirituALL]
  • Steve Pullera – “I Will Always Love You” [Another Happy Sole]
  • Alex Mitnick – “Love Is All It Takes” [Love Songs For My Baby]
  • Lucky Diaz and The Family Jam Band – “Tu Eres Amor” [Agui, Alla]
  • Alex Mitnick – “Having A Party” [Love Songs For My Baby]
  • Joanie Leads – “I Love You” [The Good Egg]
  • Bob Marley – “One Love” [Exedus]
  • Patrice Jegou – “This Little Light Of Mine” [Speak Low]

HFVS National Parks Episode with Guest DJ, Jeff Wolin (Radio Show/Podcast)

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National Parks Episode with Guest DJ, Jeff Wolin

Join Guest DJ, National Parks Service Ranger Jeff Wolin (aka Ranger Jeff) from his ranger station in the mountains of Colorado for a musical tour of our National Parks. While families are dancing and singing, everyone will get a musical exploration of our country’s great natural and cultural treasures. From a polka about a revolutionary war hero to sea turtles in the Gulf Islands, this national park themed show will keep you moving and perhaps inspire you and your family to visit a park near you!

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
September 6th & 7th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

FEATURED VIDEO:  “Let’s Move Outside” by Erica Falls from Songs for Junior Rangers


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  • Bruce Barnes – “Humps, Hooves, and Horns” [Songs for Junior Rangers]
  • Lucky Diaz (featuring David Lee Garza) – “De Colores” [Aqui, Alla]
  • Jim Gill – “California” [Jim Gill Sings Moving Rhymes for Modern Times]
  • Dee Dee Graves – “Spelunca Funka” [Songs for Junior Rangers]
  • The WhizPops – “Manta Ray” [Sea Blue Sea]
  • Jeff Wolin – “Turtle Up, Turtle Down” [Songs for Junior Rangers]
  • Trout Fishing in America – “Thaddeus Kosciuszko Polka” [Songs for Junior Rangers]
  • Trout Fishing in America – “Martin Luther King & Rosa Parks” [Big Round World]
  • The Banana Slug String Band – “River Song” [We All Live Downstream]
  • Jeff Wolin – “Beach Party at High Altitude” [Songs for Junior Rangers]
  • Erica Falls – “Let’s Move Outside” [Songs for Junior Rangers]
  • Bruce Barnes – “New Orleans Jazz” [Songs for Junior Rangers]
  • Billy B. – “The Peregrine” [Nature in the City]
  • Jeff Wolin – “Explore, Learn, Protect” [Songs for Junior Rangers]

HFVS with Guest DJ, Danny Weinkauf of They Might Be Giants (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Guest DJ, Danny Weinkauf of They Might Be Giants

Danny Weinkauf of They Might Be Giants has returned as our Guest DJ! Danny plays some of his favorite music including songs related to Monkeys, Sports, and other fun stuff! − www.dannyweinkauf.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
August 30th & 31st, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

FEATURED VIDEO:  “Marsupial” from Danny Weinkauf’s album No School Today


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PLAYLIST

  • They Might be Giants – “”Roy G Biv” (Here comes Science)
  • Danny Weinkauf – “No School Today” (No School Today)
  • The Flaming Lips – “She don’t use Jelly” (Transmissions from the Satellite Heart)
  • The Little rockers band – “Fortune Cookie” (Count me in!)
  • Danny Weinkauf – “Our Love Fits” (No School Today)
  • Stacey Peasley “Little Soccer Player” (Lucky Day)
  • They Might be Giants – “One Everything” (Here come the 123s)
  • Justin Roberts – “Obsessed by Trucks” (Jungle Gym)
  • Recess Monkey “Braces” (Wired)
  • Danny Weinkauf – “The Moon is made of Cheese” (No School Today)
  • The Monkees “(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone” (The Best of the Monkees)
  • Candy Butchers “Making up Time” (Making up Time)
  • The Davenports “Everyone’s talking about Baseball” (Hi-tech lowlife)
  • Jonathan Coulton “The Princess who saved herself” (Many Hands – Family music for Haiti)
  • Caspar Babypants “Everybody’s got something to hide except for me and my Monkey” (baby Beatles)
  • R.E.M. “Superman” (Life’s Rich Pageant)
  • Danny Weinkauf – “Oh No Oh Yeah” (No School Today)

HFVS Ocean Episode with Guest DJ, Casey Schaefer of The Whizpops (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Ocean Episode
with Guest DJ, Casey Schaefer of The Whizpops

The Hilltown Family Variety Show presents Casey Schaefer of The Whizpops. Casey will take us on an exciting thematic adventure underwater, playing a wide range of music that will help you learn about the importance of ocean wildlife and the fascinating world of symbiotic relationships. — www.thewhizpops.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
August 23rd & 24th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

FEATURED VIDEO:  “Sea Turtle” by The Whizpops


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PLAYLIST

  • The Whizpops! – “Manatee” [Sea Blue Sea]
  • Aaron Nigel Smith – “Rowing In The River” [Everyone Loves To Dance]
  • Sisbro Studios – “The Peg Leg Song” [The Riddle Solvers - EP]
  • Otis Redding – “Sittin’ On The Dock Of The Bay” [Dock Of The Bay]
  • Raffi – “Down By The Bay” [Singable Songs For The Very Young]
  • The Whizpops! – “Sea Turtle” [Sea Blue Sea]
  • The Whizpops! – “Coral Reef” [Sea Blue Sea]
  • Sisbro Studios – “The Parrot Fish Poop Song” [The Riddle Solvers - EP]
  • Recess Monkey – “The Hermit” [Desert Island Disc]
  • Weezer – “Island In The Sun” [Weezer (Green Album)]
  • Israel Kamakawiwo’ole – “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” [Alone in IZ World]
  • The Beach Boys – “Surfing USA” [Endless Summer]
  • Bill Harley – “Pirate Song” [Big Big World]
  • Sisbro Studios – “The Great White Shark Song” [The Riddle Solvers - EP]
  • The Beatles – “Yellow Submarine” [Revolver]
  • The Whizpops! – “Octopus” [Sea Blue Sea]
  • The Beatles – “Octopus’s Garden” [Abbey Road]

HFVS Favorite Songs in the Classroom Episode with Guest DJ, Debbie Lan (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Favorite Songs in the Classroom Episode
with Guest DJ, Debbie Lan

The Hilltown Family Variety Show presents Guest DJ Debbie Lan, from the award winning band Grenadilla,(pronounced “gren-a-dill-a”, the South African name for passion fruit). Debbie is also a Teaching Artist in a school, enjoying singing and making music with children in parent/child classes through 4th grade. This week, Debbie will share some of her student’s favorite songs. — www.grenadillasings.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
August 16th & 17th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

FEATURED VIDEO:  “Smiling” by Grenadilla.


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PLAYLIST

  • Grenadilla “Sunday Afternoon” [Grenadilla]
  • Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers “Give a little love” [For Our Children]
  • Ella Jenkins “An Arabic Chant that means welcome” [Call and Response]
  • Kathleen Hannan “Ancient Green” [Bodies and Voices]
  • Pete Seeger “Put your finger in the air” [Children’s Concert at Town Hall]
  • Doris Brasch “Brave Brave Mouse” [Pollywiggle]
  • Grenadilla “Arabella Angelique” [Grenadilla]
  • Elizabeth Mitchell “Little Bird Little Bird” [You are my little bird]
  • Laurie Berkner “The Goldfish” [Victor Vito]
  • Larry Gros “John Jacob Jingleheimer Smith” [Children’s Favorites Volume 2]
  • Grenadilla “Got Light” [Grenadilla]
  • Pete Seeger “The Foolish Frog” [Children’s Concert at Town Hall]
  • They Might Be Giants “7 Days of the Week” [Here come the 123s]
  • Sheb Wooley“Purple people eater” [20th Century Rocks: 50's Rock 'n Roll, At The Hop]
  • Max Bygraves “Katzenellenbogen by the sea” [Vintage Children’s Favorites]
  • Grenadilla “Doodle doodle doodle doodle doo” [Can’t Wait]
  • Cheryl Wheeler “Potato” [Sylvia Hotel]
  • Sweet Honey in the Rock “I love to laugh” [Still the Same Me]
  • Bill Withers “Lean on Me” [The Best of Bill Withers]

HFVS Summer in the City Episode with Guest DJ, Meredith Wright (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Summer in the City  Episode
with Guest DJ, Meredith Wright

This week on the Hilltown Family Variety Show, join Guest DJ Meredith Wright from Sweetbeatz for Summer in the City. She’ll be spinning a soulful mix of songs that will have you boppin’ to the beat of the city streets. Grab your metrocard (you’ll need it for the subway) for a fun adventure to Central Park, a ballgame and everything in between! – www.sweetbeatzbaby.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
August 9th & 10th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

FEATURED VIDEO:  The Subway! Large cast of Muppets sing about riding the subway.  It’s vintage New York City and Sesame Street all in one!


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PLAYLIST

  • Stevie Wonder – “Master Blaster” [Stevie Wonder the Definitive Collection]
  • Hot Peas ‘n Butter – “Baila/Dance” [Best of the Band, Ingles y Español]
  • Martha Reeves & The Vandellas- “Dancing In The Street” [20th Century Masters- the Millennium Collection- Motown 1960's vol.1]
  • Sweetbeatz- “Neighborhood” [Soulful Songs for City Kids]
  • Bari Koral- “Subway” [Rock and Roll Garden]
  • Joanie Leeds- “Sunday in the Park” [City Kid]
  • Heritage O.P. – “Friendship” [Heritage]
  • Sweetbeatz – “Laundry” [Soulful Songs for City Kids]
  • Carly Simon- “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” [Baseball- a Film by Ken Burns]
  • Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton- “Ice Cream” [Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton Play the Blues (Live from Jazz at Lincoln Center)]
  • James Brown – “Get On The Good Foot, pt. 1″ [20 All-Time Greatest Hits!]
  • Sweetbeatz- “Hairdos” [Soulful Songs for City Kids]
  • Byron Lee & The Dragonaires – “Give Me Soca” [Soca Greatest Hits]

HFVS Local Food Episode with Guest DJ, Orange Sherbet Episode (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Local Food Celebration with Guest DJ, Orange Sherbet

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Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am

June  28th & 29th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured Video:  Orange Sherbet wrote this little musical ditty about seasonal foods that can be found on the Local Foods Wheel. Animation by Sarah Klein www.orangesherbet.org


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PLAYLIST

  • Brady Rymer – Fresh Brown Eggs – What’s Eatin’ Yosi?
  • Michelle Shocked – Strawberry Jam – Arkansas Traveler
  • Orange Sherbet – Waffle Day – Delicious
  • The Nields – Aiken Drum – All Together Singing in the Kitchen
  • The Little Willies – Roly Poly– The Little Willies
  • Dan Zanes – All Around the Kitchen – Family Dance
  • Henhouse Prowlers – Homegrown Tomatoes – Henhouse Prowlers
  • Orange Sherbet – Garden Song – Delicious
  • Barenaked Ladies – Food Party – Snacktime!
  • King Curtis and the Kingpins – Memphis Soul Stew – King Size Soul
  • Orange Sherbet – Springtime – Delicious
  • Chip-Man & The Buckwheat Boys – Peanut Butter Jelly Time – Peanut Butter Jelly Time
  • Session Americana – Food Opera – Table Top People Vol 1
  • Jose-Luis Orozco –El Chocolate – De Colores – Vol 9
  • Dave Rawlings Machine – Sweet Tooth – A Friend of a Friend
  • The King Cole Trio – Save the Bones for Henry Jones – Nat King Cole
  • Orange Sherbet – Delicious – Delicious
  • Cab Calloway & His Orchestra – Everybody Eats When They Come to My House – Nicky’s Jazz For Kids

HFVS Bluegrass & American Roots Episode with Guest DJ, Jordan Shapiro (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Bluegrass & American Roots Episode
with Guest DJ, Jordan Shapiro of Astrograss

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Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
June 21st & 22nd, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video: “This Land is Your Land” by Astrograss, filmed in Manhattan & Brooklyn, NY. – www.astrograssforkids.com


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PLAYLIST

  • The New Lost City Ramblers – Sail Away Ladies – The New Lost City Ramblers – Volume Five
  • The Foghorn String Band – Golden Slippers  – Weiser Sunrise
  • Pete Seeger – Yankee Doodle – American Folk, Game and Activity Songs for Children
  • Cat Stevens – If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out – Footsteps in the Dark: Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
  • The Be Good Tanyas – Oh, Susanna – Blue Horse
  • Jerry Garcia/David Grisman – Hot Corn, Cold Corn – Not For Kids Only
  • Astrograss – Cluck Old Hen – The Colored Pencil Factory
  • Barry Lewis Polistar – All I Want is You – ‘Juno’ soundtrack
  • Billy Bragg/Wilco – Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key – Mermaid Avenue
  • Pete Seeger/Arlo Guthrie – If I Had a Hammer – Precious Friend
  • Astrograss – Drunken Sailor – Let Me Stay Up All Night
  • Dan Zanes – Sloop John B. – Sea Music
  • John Hartford – Good Old Electric Washing Machine – Catalogue
  • Shel Silverstein – Boa Constrictor – Where the Sidewalk Ends
  • Astrograss – Hungry Mungry – Astrograss for Kids
  • Woody Guthrie – The Car Song – This Land is Your Land: The Asch recordings, Vol. 1
  • Woody Guthrie – Rubber Dolly – Muleskinner Blues (The Asch Recordings 2)
  • Astrograss – This Land is Your Land – This Land is Your Land

HFVS: Music of the World Episode with Guest DJ, Keith Terry (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Music of the World Episode with Guest DJ, Keith Terry

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Keith Terry from Crosspulse Ensemble is our Guest DJ this week! Keith’s program is about World Music AND Music of the World - not only songs from artists around the planet, but sounds of the planet, itself – from the calls made by insects and birds,  to  atmospheric sounds created by lightening.  Plus some found sound — music created by the sounds we don’t always think of as musical, such as fog horns and trains, even bricks.  Join Keith in this exploration of some new and unusual ways of creating and listening to music.

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
June 14th & 15th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

FEATURED VIDEO: Keith Terry, organizer of the International Body Music Festival, stopped by The World studios in Boston to demonstrate the amazing music the human body can make. – www.crosspulse.com


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PLAYLIST

  • Crosspulse Percussion Ensemble – Body Beat – I Like Everything About You, Yes I Do.
  • Bayaka Pygmies – Bayaka Song – Pulse of the Planet
  • Ba Benzélé Pygmies – Unknown – Anthology of Afro Music – UNESCO
  • Zap Mamá – Brrrlak! –  Divas volume two
  • Crosspulse Percussion Ensemble – Cumbe – I Like Everything About You, Yes I Do
  • Mangbetu – Water Drumming – Pulse of the Planet
  • Tangle Eye – Katie Left Memphis with wood chopping – Alan Lomax’s Roots of the Blues
  • Unknown – Bricks – Unknown
  • Postal Workers Cancelling Stamps at the University of Ghana Post Office – 1975 field recording, James Koetting
  • Crosspulse Percussion Ensemble – Flores – I Like Everything About You, Yes I Do
  • Mayan Marching Band – Unknown – Unknown
  • The Tahitian Choir – Morotiri Nei – Rapa Iti
  • Keith Terry & Crosspulse – Body Music – Keith Terry & Crosspulse
  • Vocal Sampling – Una Forma Mas – Una Forma Mas
  • Barbatuques – Cneiro verde – O Seguinte é Esse
  • Ants – Ants – Pulse of the Planet
  • Antonio Carols Jobim – Foghorn – original soundtrack from the film Black Orpheus
  • Crosspulse Percussion Ensemble – Jalan Jalan – I Like Everything About You, Yes I Do
  • Talab Khan Barna – Sat Bhayan Ki Ek Behanadli I – Latcho Drom: Bande Originale Du Film Soundtrack
  • Atmospheric Whistlers – Atmospheric Whistlers – Pulse of the Planet
  • Barbatuques – Respirando – O Seguinte é Esse
  • Inuits – Unuit Throat and Harp Songs – Canadian Music Heritage Collection
  • Sergio Mendez – Fanfarra Despedida – Brasileiro

HFVS: Friends Episode with Guest DJ, Steve Denyes of Hullabaloo

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This week’s show is all about friends. Good friends, unlikely friends, real friends that stick with you through the good times and bad. Steve from Hullabaloo hand picks his favorites and shares a story about how he met his best friend.

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
June 7th & 8th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured Video: “Out Standing” by Hullabaloo (from the album Raise a Ruckus)


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  • Dan Zanes – Fine Friends Are Here – Catch That Train
  • Frances England – Place in Your Heart – Mind of My Own
  • Caspar Babypants – I Don’t Mind – Hot Dog!
  • Melissa Green – The Playdate – Sing Loud! 
  • Okee Dokee Brothers – Lucy & Tighty – Take it Outside
  • Elska – Don’t Make Fun of the Goobler – Middle of Nowhere
  • Hilltown Story Intro
  • Hullabaloo – Shy Kid Blues – Shy Kid Blues
  • Hullabaloo – 365 Days on Earth – Shy Kid Blues
  • Hullabaloo – Best Friends Forever – Shy Kid Blues
  • Dan Zanes – Side By Side – Night Time!
  • Randy Kaplan – Joe & Finn – The Kids Are All Id
  • Frances England – Cookies & Milk – Mind of My Own 
  • Jack Johnson – We’re Going to Be Friends – Sing-Alongs and Lullabies for
  • the Film Curious George
  • The Rembrandts – I’ll Be There For You – The Rembrandts: Greatest Hits
  • Bruno Mars – Count on Me – Doo-Wops & Hooligans
  • Randy Newman –  You’ve Got a Friend in Me – Toy Story
  • James Taylor – You’ve Got a Friend – James Taylor Greatest Hits: Vol. 1
  • Dan Zanes – Surrounded in Friendship – House Party
  • Dan Zanes – House Party Time – House Party

HFVS: Bears and Other Furry Friends Episode with Guest DJ, Suzi Shelton

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This week our guest DJ is award-winning singer/songwriter Suzi Shelton who will be sharing songs about “Bears and Other Furry Friends,” including her new song “Cinnamon Bear,” from her latest album Smile In My Heart. − www.suzishelton.com

Suzi Shelton – “Cinnamon Bear”


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PLAYLIST

  • The Okee Dokee Brothers –  Black Bear Mama – Through The Woods
  • Andrew & Polly – Little Bitta You – Little Bitta You
  • Suzi Shelton – Cinnamon Bear - Smile in My Heart
  • Lucky Diaz & The Family Jam Band ​​- Blue Bear – Luckiest Adventure
  • Bari Koral Family Rock Band – Dancing Bear – Apple Tree & The Honey Bee
  • Bears and Lions – We’re a Club in the Woods – Bears and Lions
  • Laura Doherty – Woolly Woolly Bear – In a Heartbeat
  • Randy Kaplan – Virginia, Vega, and I – Jam on Rye
  • Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights – If You Go – What A Zoo!
  • Suzi Shelton – Wings of A Bird – Smile in My Heart
  • Little Miss Ann – Someday, Some Morning, Sometime – Follow Me
  • Mil’s Trills – Lomi – Everyone Together Now!
  • Miss Nina – The Brown Bear Rap - Sha Doo Be Doop
  • Stacey Peasley – Marley – Lucky Day
  • Lou Gallo – Grizzly Bear (Live) – I’m Home
  • David Grisman & Jerry Garcia – Teddy Bears‘ Picnic – Not For Kids Only
  • Vanessa Trien – Hey Ho – Bubble Ride
  • Ben Rudnick and Friends – My Horse – Love is a Superpower
  • Baze and His Silly Friends – Said The Boy – Toddlerville
  • Shira Kline – Whole Wide World – Earth Worm Disco

HFVS History Through Stories & Songs Episode with Guest DJ, David Grover (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Hilltown Family Variety Show
History Through Stories & Songs Episode
Guest DJ, David Grover

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David Grover is our Guest DJ with a History through Stories & Songs Episode. David puts together an eclectic mix of favorite folk songwriters and singers that highlights the history of our country. – www.davidgrover.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
May 24 & 25, 2014
Original Broadcast: May 25th & 26th, 2013
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Pete Seeger – “Forever Young”


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PLAYLIST

  • Where am I Going A.A. Milne/music Bob Reid
  • God’s Counting on You Pete Seeger/Lorre Wyatt
  • English is Crazy/Pete Seeger
  • If I Only Had a Brain/Liv Taylor
  • John Henry/David Grover
  • Ragtime Cowboy /Joe Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks
  • 4 Little Sailors/Bill Staines
  • The Declaration of Independence/Pete Seeger
  • To the South Pole/Bill Harley
  • The Gettysburg Address
  • Civil War Music/David Grover
  • America the Beautiful/David Grover

HFVS Music from South Africa with Guest DJ, Debbie Lan (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Music From South Africa Episode with Guest DJ, Debbie Lan Of Grenadilla

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Guest DJ Debbie Lan, from the award winning band Grenadilla, (pronounced “gren-a-dill-a”, the South African name for passion fruit) is our host, sharing some of her favorite songs from South Africa, as well as songs from Grenadilla’s CD, Can’t Wait, winner of a Parents Choice Gold Award. − www.grenadillasings.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
May 10th & 11th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video:   “(“We Wish You Well”) by Mahlathini & The Mahotella Queens, accompanied By The Makgona Tsohle Band.


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PLAYLIST

  • Spokes Mashiyane – “Chobolo” [King Kwela]
  • Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens – “Jive Motella” [The Best of Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens.]
  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo – “Hello my baby” [Favorites]
  • Doris Brasch – “Brave Brave Mouse” [Pollywiggle]
  • Jimmy Rayson – “The Lonely Croc” [Pollywiggle]
  • Grenadilla – “Exactly where I want to be” [Can’t Wait]
  • Soweto String Quartet – “Mbayi Mbayi’ [Zebra Crossing]
  • Miriam Makeba – “The Click Song” [Pata Pata]
  • Amompondo – “Nomabongo” [A Nation in Song]
  • Mafikozolo – “Kwela Kwela” [Kwela]
  • Grenadilla – “Oh Sing a Song to the Sun” [Can’t Wait]
  • Mango Groove – “Pennywhistle” [Jazz offerings from South Africa]
  • Grenadilla – “Can’t Wait” [Can’t Wait]
  • Big Voice Jack – “ Kgaitsegi Rebecca” [South African Jazz]
  • African Cream Freedom Chior – “Jabula” [A Nation in Song]
  • Spokes Mashiyane – “Sheshisa’ [King Kwela]
  • The Mahotella Queens – “Sibuye” [The Best of The Mahotella Queens]
  • Grenadilla – “Sitting on Top of the World” [Can’t Wait]

Visit Debbie and Grenadilla at www.grenadillasings.com.

HFVS Science & Education Episode with Danny Weinkauf of They Might Be Giants (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Science & Education Episode with Danny Weinkauf of They Might Be Giants

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Danny Weinkauf guest DJs this week, demonstrating though song examples and commentary his love of science and education, and how it has influenced his favorite songs and personal writing style. − www.dannyweinkauf.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
May 10th & 11th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video:   “I am a Paleontologist” from They Might Be Giants album Here Comes Science.


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  • The Beatles – “Help!” (Help!)
  • Danny Weinkauf – “Archaeology” (No School Today)
  • Fountains of Wayne – “Hat and feet” (Fountains of Wayne)
  • They Might Be Giants – “Meet the Elements” (Here Comes Science)
  • The Okee Dokee Brothers – “Haul Away Joe” (A Mississippi River Adventure Album)
  • Danny Weinkauf – “Champion of the Spelling Bee” (No School Today)
  • Queen – “Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon” (A Night at the Opera)
  • Danny Weinkauf – “ice Cream” (No School Today)
  • They Might Be Giants – “Alphabet Lost and Found” (Here Come the ABCs)
  • Justin Roberts – “Recess” (Recess)
  • The White Stripes – “My Doorbell” (Get Behind Me Satan)
  • They Might Be Giants – “Electric Car” (Here Comes Science)
  • Danny Weinkauf – “Marsupial” (No School Today)
  • Caspar Babypants – “Kangaroo” (I Found You)
  • Laurie Berkner – “Fireflies” (Laurie Berkner Lullabies)
  • Lincoln “To Build a House” (Lincoln)
  • The Ramones ” I Want to be Sedated” (Road to Ruin)
  • They Might Be Giants – “I am a Paleontologist” (Here Comes Science)

HFVS Cinco de Mayo Episode with Guest DJ, Sandra from Moona Luna (Radio Show/Podcast)

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CINCO DE MAYO EPISODE
with Guest DJ, Sandra from Moona Luna

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
May 3rd & 4th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured Video: “Todas Las Comidas” (All The Foods) from Moona Luna’s album Piñata Party


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PLAYLIST

  • Moona Luna – “Quieres Bailar?” [Piñata Party]
  • Isaac Villanueva – “El Pescador De Baru” [Vol. 1 Greatest Cumbia Classic]
  • La Sonora Santanera – “Donde Estas Yolanda”  [15 Exitos (Luces de New York)]
  • Moona Luna – “Todas Las Comidas” [Piñata Party]
  • Los Lobos – “La Iguana” [Just Another Band From East L.A.]
  • Celina Gonzalez – “Camina Y Ven” [Sabroso Havana Hits]
  • Pistolera – “Nuevos Ojos” [En Este Camino]
  • Lisandro Mesa – “La Burrita De Eliseo” [Vol. 1 Greatest Cumbia Classic]
  • Hermanos Flores – “La Bala” [Las Mejores Cumbias Del Milenio]
  • Moona Luna – “Hay Que Trabajar” [Piñata Party]
  • Cabral/Dizeo – “Amor De Mis Amores” [Vol. 1 Greatest Cumbia Classic]
  • La Sonora Santanera – “Los Aretes De La Luna” [15 Exitos]
  • Manu Chao – “Bong Bong” [Clandestino]
  • Moona Luna – “Tomorrow’s Another Day” [Piñata Party]
  • Coperana/Madera – “La Pollera Colora” [Vol. 1 Greatest Cumbia Classic]
  • Moona Luna – “Brinca, Jump!” [Piñata Party]

Moona Luna is the family music project of New York-based songwriter Sandra Velasquez and her critically acclaimed Latin band Pistolera. With her young daughter as inspiration, Velasquez wrote an album’s worth of songs geared for families, making the songs bilingual so that the simple messages of joy, discovery and perseverance would reach young ears Velasquez says that Piñata Party is her attempt to re-create the vibe she remembers and treasures from the backyard parties her parents used to throw while she was growing up in San Diego, Calif. Dan Zanes joins the Piñata Party on the song “Brinca, Jump.” www.moonalunamusic.com

HFVS Birds of Spring Episode (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Birds of Spring Episode

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This week’s archived episode is a celebration of SPRING! It finally feels like winter’s death grip has loosened here in the Hilltowns of Western MA, and the birds and buds are finally starting to appear.

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
Original Broadcast: April 2008
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video:  “Gaia She Know” by The Hipwaders. An ode to Mother Earth. Inspired by a real-life 6 year old named Gaia and animated by Planet Sunday.


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  • Imagination Movers – “Springtime!” [Eight Feet]
  • Peter Himmelman – “My Green Kite” [My Green Kite]
  • The Sippy Cups – “Springtime Fantastic” [Electric Storyland]
  • Rebecca Frezza & Big Truck – “Come On Out” [Special Kind of Day]
  • Elizabeth Mitchell – “Winter’s Come & Gone” [You Are My Little Bird]
  • Dan Zanes – “Hey Little Red Bird” [House Party]
  • Milkshake – “Bluebird” [Bottle of Sunshine]
  • Mr. Ray – “When the Spring Comes” [Family Ride]
  • Ben Rudnick & Friends – “Coming of Spring (Instrumental)” [Grace's Bell]

HFVS Using Your Imagination Episode with Chris & Jessie Apple (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Using Your Imagination Episode with Chris & Jessie Apple of The Little Rockers Band

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Chris & Jessie Apple of the Little Rockers Bank guest DJ this week, taking listeners on a journey into the imagination with a collection of songs, stories and musical games to get your brain bubbling. They’ve assembled a playlist of songs, old and new, to provide the soundtrack for their magical musical tour. Come along, but dress warm, you might get wet! − www.littlerockersmusic.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
April 12th & 13th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video:  First music video from The Little Rockers Band’s CD Count Me In! Chris & Jessie imagine what life would be like in the olden days of the wild west.


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PLAYLIST

  • Pure Imagination – Gene Wilder
  • Hi, Hi, Hi – The Little Rockers Band
  • I Just Had An Idea – Elska
  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow – IZ
  • Just My Imagination – The Rolling Stones
  • Wild Wild West – The Little Rockers Band
  • Effervescing Elephant – Syd Barrett
  • Everybody’s Pirates – Clint Perry & The Boo-Hoo Crew
  • Yellow Submarine – The Beatles
  • In The Bathtub – The Little Rockers Band
  • Flying Machine – Dan Zanes, Father Goose & Sheryl Crow
  • Dream Weaver – Gary Wright
  • Fortune Cookie – The Little Rockers Band

HFVS Occupation Episode with Guest DJ, Brandon Smith (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Occupation Episode with Guest DJ, Brandon Smith

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Brandon wants to be an astronaut. What do you want to be? Listen for a variety of songs about what you can be when you grow up!

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
April th & 16th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video:  “The Old Wooden Broom” by Brandon Smith


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PLAYLIST

  • The Beatles – “Money (That’s Want I Want)” [With The Beatles]
  • Brandon Smith – “Sing Along With Me” [Treasure Hunt]
  • Stevie Wonder – “Sir Duke” [Songs in the Key of Life]
  • Billy Joel – “The Entertainer” [Streetlife Serenade]
  • Elvis Presley – “Guitar Man” [Single]
  • The Stampeders – “Sweet City Woman” [Against the Grain]
  • Lemon Pipers – “Green Tambourine” [Green Tambourine]
  • Brandon Smith – “Robot” [Treasure Hunt]
  • Brandon Smith – “I Want to be an Astronaut” [Treasure Hunt]
  • The Beatles – “Paperback Writer” [Single]
  • The Marvelettes – “Please Mr. Postman” [Single]
  • Harry Nilsson – “Coconut” [Nilsson Schmilsson]
  • Rose Royce – “Car Wash” [Car Wash: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
  • DEVO – “Working in a Coal Mine [Single]
  • Harry Belafonte – “Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)” [Calypso]
  • Brandon Smith – “Hero” [Treasure Hunt]
  • Earth, Wind, and Fire – “Shining Star” [That’s the Way of the World]
  • Frank Sinatra – “That’s Life” [That’s Life]

HFVS Pioneers of Sound Episode with Guest DJ, Elska (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Pioneers of Sound Episode with Guest DJ, Elska

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Listen to the modern “Pioneers of Sound!” with Elska as she takes us on a sonic journey into the world of early electronic music, synthesizers, micro-beats, bells and more.  Broadcasting from her Arctic island home, Elska teaches us about the origins of the most innovative sounds in pop music, how they were made, and then she plays us fascinating examples from pop music, art music, classical and some music that defies classification all together.  Get ready for a true sonic journey with “Pioneers of Sound!” − www.islandofelska.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
March 29th & 30th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video:  Hiddi Hiddi is how one says “hello” on the Island of Elska!


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PLAYLIST

  • Elska – “Arctic Fox” [Middle of Nowhere]
  • múm – “I am 9 Today” [Yesterday Was Dramatic - Today is OK]
  • Björk – “Frosti” [Vespertine]
  • Walter Carlos – “Two-Part Invention in F Major” [Switched-On Bach]
  • Walter Carlos – “Two-Part Invention in B Flat Major” [Switched-On Bach]
  • Suzanne Cianni – “Buchla Live in 1975” [Lixiviation]
  • Elska – “Hiddi Hiddi” [Middle of Nowhere]
  • Devo – “Peek-A-Boo!” [Oh, No! It's Devo!]
  • Kraftwerk – “The Robots” [The Man-Machine]
  • Elska – “Click Click” [Middle of Nowhere]
  • Steve Reich – “Music for 18 Musicians: V. Section IIIB” [Music for 18 Musicians]
  • Talking Heads – “This Must Be the Place” [Speaking in Tongues]
  • Laurie Anderson – “Walk the Dog” [Big Science]

HFVS Family & Friends Episode with Guest DJs, Mike Carrera and Debbie Cavalier (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Family & Friends Episode with Guest DJs, Mike Carrera and Debbie Cavalier

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Join Mike Carrera and Debbie Cavalier on a fun musical journey all about friends and families.  Sing along with fun songs, hear stories about Debbie and Mike’s family and friends, and learn more about their favorite songs. Get ready for a super fun time! – www.debbieandfriends.net

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
March 15th & 16th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video:  “Cinderella”  by  Debbie and Friends off of the album, Variety Show.


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PLAYLIST

  • Justin Roberts – “D-O-G” [Not Naptime]
  • Kenny Loggins – “House at Pooh Corner” [The Essential Kenny Loggins]
  • Sister Sledge – “We Are Family” [The Best of Sister Sledge]
  • Debbie and Friends – “When You Were One” [Variety Show]
  • Debbie and Friends – “I’ve Got a Song” [Variety Show]
  • Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer – “Is Not, Is Too!” [Scat Like That]
  • Steve Songs – “We’re On Our Way” [Marvelous Day]
  • Pharrell Williams – “Happy” [G I R L]
  • Debbie and Friends – “Cinderella”  [Variety Show]
  • Bill Harley – “You’re In Trouble” [You're In Trouble]
  • James Taylor – “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” [James Taylor: Greatest Hits, Vol. 1]
  • Debbie and Friends – “Love is a Family” [Story Songs and Sing Alongs]

HFVS with Guest DJ, Justin Roberts (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Guest DJ, Justin Roberts

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2-Time GRAMMY nominee Justin Roberts plays some of his favorite tunes, ranging from creativity to playtime, family love and individuality. Some of the best songwriters in family  music are included in today’s show! — www.justinroberts.org

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
March 15th & 16th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video:  “Recess” by Justin Roberts


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PLAYLIST

  • Box of Crayons – The Pop Ups
  • When One Became Two – Verve Pipe
  • The Marvelous Toy – Tom Paxton
  • Pinecone Lovely – Gustafer Yellowgold
  • All For you – Rachel Loshak
  • Are We There Yet – Trout Fishing in America
  • There’s a Pea on My Plate – Bill Harley
  • Recess – Justin Roberts
  • Solar System – Beach Boys
  • On the Day You Were Born – Red Grammar
  • Love Makes a Family – Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer
  • Bicycle – The Jellydots
  • All That We Got – Frances England
  • Otis – Justin Roberts
  • Gotta Be Me – Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
  • I Miss Grandma – Barry Louis Pollisar

HFVS Latin Music Episode with Guest DJ, Andrés Salguero (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Latin Music Episode
with Guest DJ, Andrés Salguero

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Get ready to travel around the Americas with Andrés Salguero from ¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés!. On today´s episode we will hear Latin music coming from different countries in Latin America and even the USA. We will learn the instruments on a Mariachi band, an important rhythm known as “Clave”, what are the three cultures present in Latin music and much more! – www.123andres.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
March 8th & 9th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video:  If you played in a Mariachi band, which instrument would you play? Learn about the most common instruments in a Mariachi with ¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés!. Recorded in Mexico City by Andrés in March, 2013.


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PLAYLIST

  • Celia Cruz and Johnny Pacheco – “Quimbara” [Anthology: Celia Cruz]
  • Comunidad Pachamama – “Huayño” [Wayra: Music of the Yampara and Charkas Indians]
  • Tupay – “La Saya” – [América Latina]
  • Carlos Gardel – “Mi Buenos Aires querido” – [Remasterizado año 2010]
  • Mariana Iranzi – “Milonga Temprana” – [Aventura Collage]
  • ¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés! – “If I Had a Mariachi” [¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés!]
  • Grupo Afrocuba de Matanzas – “Las Leyendas de Grecia” [Raíces Latinas]
  • ¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés! – “La Clave” [¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés!]
  • Juan Luis Guerra – “‘Ojalá que llueva café” [Éxitos]
  • Prince Royce – “Stand By Me” [Prince Royce]
  • Atención Atención – “Había un sapo” [Vamos a Bailar]
  • Totó La Momposina y Sus Tambores – “Curura” [La Candela Viva]
  • Mexican Institute of Sound – “Cumbia Meguro” [Político]
  • João Gilberto – “O Pato” [The Warm World of João Gilberto]
  • ¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés! – “Salta, Salta” [¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés!]

HFVS Family Band Episode with Guest DJ, Michael Napolitano (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Family Band Episode
with Guest DJ, Michael Napolitano

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Guest DJ Michael Napolitano of Preschool of Rock plays hits of bands composed of family members. Lets honor all of the brothers, sisters, cousins, moms and dads who have made a huge footprint in music history. Expect a very wide variety of music from The Carter Family to Arcade Fire and tons in between. Laugh and listen with us, and learn a little too! - www.preschoolofrock.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
March 1st & 2nd, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video: Michael shows a class of young students how anything can make a sound.


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PLAYLIST

  • The Carter Family – “Keep on the Sunny Side” [The Very Best of The Carter Family]
  • The Jackson Five – “ABC” [ABC]
  • AC/DC – “Back in Black” [Black in Black]
  • Lennon and Maisy Stella – “Ho Hey” [The Music of Nashville Original Soundtrack]
  • Beach Boys – “Vegetables” [Smiley Smile]
  • Preschool of Rock – “Sunday Dinner” [Preschool of Rock]
  • The Allman Brothers – “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” [A Decade of Hits 1969-1979]
  • Van Halen – “Jump” [1984]
  • The Kinks – “Come Dancing” [Come Dancing with The Kinks]
  • Tegan and Sara – “Everything is AWESOME!!!” [The Lego Movie]
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival – “Travlin’ Band” [The Chronicle: 20 Greatest Hits]
  • Preschool of Rock – “Cowboy Song” [Dance Party]
  • The Magic Numbers – “Love Me Like You” [The Magic Numbers]
  • Arcade Fire – “Wake Up” [Funeral]
  • Johnny Cash – “We’ll Meet Again” [American IV: The Man Comes Around]

HFVS Feelings Episode with Guest DJ, Heidi Siegell (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Feelings Episode
with Guest DJ, Heidi Siegell

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All feelings are welcomed and celebrated in this week’s episode of the Hilltown Family Variety Show! Guest DJ, children’s artist Heidi Siegell, shares songs about joy, sorrow, confusion, boredom, grumpiness and more, featuring artists from a wide variety of musical genres. – tinyworld.org

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
Feb 22nd & 23rd, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video: “In Stillness” from Heidi Siegell’s album, In Stillness: Lullabies and Meditations for All Ages.


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PLAYLIST

  • Heidi Siegell – “My Monsters” [Single]
  • Tim Hawkins – “I’m Bored” [Tunafish Sandwich]
  • Spoon – “Jealousy” [Love Ways]
  • Helen Reddy – “Blue” [We’ll Sing in the Sunshine]
  • R.E.M. – “Everybody Hurts” [Automatic for the People]
  • Oscar Brown, Jr. – “I Was Cool” [Sin & Soul...and then some]
  • Heidi Siegell – “Growth Spurt Grumpies” [Single]
  • Tommy Roe – “Dizzy” [Single]
  • Bob Dylan – “Mixed Up Confusion” [The 50th Anniversary Collection]
  • Marni Nixon – “I Whistle A Happy Tune” [The King and I (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
  • Spencer Chandler – “Shy” [Single]
  • Don Gibson – “Oh Lonesome Me” [Oh Lonesome Me]
  • Mel Torme – “Fascinating Rhythm” [Live on the Judy Garland Show]
  • Mary Poppins cast – “I Love to Laugh” [Mary Poppins (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)]
  • Michael Bublé – “Home” [It’s Time]
  • Heather Small – “Proud” [Proud]
  • The Pointer Sisters – “I’m So Excited” [So Excited!]
  • Nina Simone – “Feeling Good” [I Put a Spell on You]
  • Heidi Siegell – “In Stillness” [In Stillness: Lullabies and Meditations for All Ages]

HFVS Valentine’s Day Episode with Guest DJ, Charity Kahn (Radio Show/Podcast)

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VALENTINE’S DAY EPISODE
with Guest DJ, Charity Kahn

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Moon hugs and star kisses! Our friend Charity Kahn from Charity and the JAMband in San Francisco wishes us all a Happy Valentine’s Day in this archived episode of the Hilltown Family Variety Show which originally aired for Valentine’s Day on Valley Free Radio in 2012. – www.jamjamjam.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
Feb. 15th & 16th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA


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Previous Valentine’s Day Podcasts:

Feb 12, 2008 — Valentine’s Day Episode with Guest DJ, Uncle Rock — PlaylistPodcast

HFVS Songs to Warm Your Heart Episode with Guest DJ, Laura Doherty (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Songs to Warm Your Heart Episode
(aka the I  ❤ NY… & Chicago Episode)
with Guest DJ, Laura Doherty

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Chicago’s pop-sweetheart for kids Laura Doherty is our Guest DJ this week’s with Songs to Warm Your Heart Episode, just in time for Valentine’s Day. She includes songs of friendship, love, family and more, and includes a couple of tunes from her upcoming release, In a Heartbeat. – lauradohertymusic.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
Feb 8th & 9th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video: “Valentine” by Laura Doherty from her CD, Shining Like a Star.


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PLAYLIST

  • Mariana Iranzi  – “Hola Hello” [Hola, Hello]
  • Spiral Up Kids – “Friends” [Spiral Up Kids]
  • Okee Dokee Brothers – “Mr. and Mrs. Sippy” [Can You Canoe?]
  • Laura Doherty – “Heartbeat” [In a Heartbeat]
  • Human-Tim + Robot-Tim – “Shine” [You Are an Astronaut]
  • Mil’s Trills & Amelia Robinson – “You Have My Heart” [Everyone Together Now!]
  • Spencer Chandler – “Ocie Do The Do-Si-Do” [Howlin’ at the Moon]
  • The Beatles – “Do You Want to Know a Secret” [Please Please Me]
  • Laura Doherty – “Valentine” [Shining Like a Star]
  • Steve Weeks – “The Ostrich and the Owl” [Alphabet Songs Vol. II]
  • Mike + Ruthy – “My New York City” [The NYC EP]
  • Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights – “Family Tree” [Bandwagon]
  • Jeanie B. and the Jellybeans – “My Pony” [Mommy Knows Best]
  • Ralph Covert – “Bedtime Girl” [Birthday]
  • Erin Lee and the Up Past Bedtime Band – “Ticket to Anywhere” [Up Past Bedtime]
  • Laura Doherty – “Butterfly” [In a Hearbeat]
  • Carole & Paula – “See Ya” [Carole & Paula in The Magic Garden]

HFVS Animals in American Folk Music Episode with Guest DJ, Andy Furgeson (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Animals in American Folk Music Episode
with Guest DJ, Andy Furgeson

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This week’s guest DJ, Andy Furgeson, a.k.a. Red Yarn, hosts a Animals in American Folk Music Episode, exploring the theme of animals in American Folk Music.  Andy mixes old folksongs with newer adaptations and original songs in the folk tradition. A few critters from these folksongs even show up in the studio! – www.redyarnproductions.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
Feb 1st & 2nd, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video: “Little Lap Dog Lullaby” by Laura Veirs from the album Tumble Bee. Stop action animation by Helen Woolston.


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PLAYLIST

  • Laura Veirs – “Little Lap Dog Lullaby” [Tumble Bee]
  • Jim Jackson – “Old Dog Blue” [Anthology of American Folk Music]
  • Elizabeth Mitchell – “John the Rabbit” [You Are My Flower]
  • Red Yarn – “Bob the Rabbit” [The Deep Woods]
  • Pete Seeger – “Mister Rabbit” [Birds, Beasts, Bugs & Fishes: Little & Big]
  • Peggy Seeger – “There Was An Old Frog” [The Long Harvest]
  • Bruce Springsteen – “Froggie Went A Courtin’” [We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions]
  • Field Recording of Prison Gang – “Grizzly Bear” [The Folk Box (Elektra/Folkways)]
  • Mo Phillips – “Bear Shirt” [Robot Rodeo]
  • Mike Seeger – “Peep Squirrel” [Animal Folk Songs For Children... and Other People!]
  • Red Yarn – “The Fox” [The Deep Woods]
  • Lead Belly – “Grey Goose” [Lead Belly Sings For Children]
  • Pointed Man Band – “Grandmother’s Invisible Duck [Swordfish Tango]
  • Ella Jenkins – “Did You Feed My Cow” [African American Folk Rhythms]
  • Caspar Babypants – “Bad Blue Jay” [Sing Along!]
  • Cat Doorman – “All the Birds” [Songbook]
  • The Everly Brothers – “Muskrat” [The Golden Hits of the Everly Brothers]
  • Red Yarn – “Rattlesnake” [The Deep Woods]
  • Blitzen Trapper – “Furr” [Furr]
  • Johnny & Jason – “Gotta Go” [Be Alive]

HFVS Smile in My Heart Episode with Guest DJ, Suzi Shelton (Radio Show/Podcast)

Hilltown Family Variety Show

Smile In My Heart Episode
with Guest DJ, Suzi Shelton

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This week’s guest DJ, Suzi Shelton, hosts a Smile in My Heart Episode, sharing songs that make her smile & feel the love!

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
Jan 18th & 19th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video: “Tomboy in a Princess Dress” by Suzi Shelton. Originally inspired by her seven year old daughter, this song portrays some pretty active tomboys who also love to wear princess dresses, tiara, and tutus. Add a mix of cowboys, Suzi’s video band and water balloons and you have a whole lot of fun! – www.suzishelton.com


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PLAYLIST

  • Ziggy Marley “I Love You, Too” [Family Time]
  • Justin Roberts “Fruit Jar” [Pop Fly]
  • Suzi Shelton “Smile In My Heart” [Tomboy In A Princess Dress]
  • Ben Rudnick & Friends “Love is a Superpower” [Love is a Superpower]
  • Ben Folds “Broken Piano” [Frog Trouble]
  • The Dirty Sock Funtime Band “Lenny The Cat” [The Dirty Socks Come Clean]
  • Little Miss Ann “Walk with Me” [Walk with Me]
  • The Dirty Sock Funtime Band “Lenny The Cat” [The Dirty Socks Come Clean]
  • Baze And His Silly Friends “Wonderful Day” [Best Day Ever!]
  • Suzi Shelton “Tomboy In A Princess Dress” [Tomboy In A Princess Dress]
  • Brady Rymer and The Little Band That Could “Love Me For Who I Am” [Love Me For Who I Am]
  • Wendy Gelsanliter “Singing Together You and Me” [Dancin’ In The Kitchen]
  • Grenadilla “Glad As Glad Can Be” [Grenadilla]
  • Laura Doherty “Sing” [Shining Like a Star]
  • Elizabeth Mitchell “May This Be Love” [Blue Clouds]
  • Kira Willey “Let The Sun Shine In” [Kings & Queens of the Forest]
  • Hot Peas ‘n Butter “Mi Cuerpo” [Best of The Bowl, Ingles y Español]
  • The Whites “Keep On The Sunnyside” [O Brother, Where Art Thou?]
  • Suzi Shelton “Makes Me So Happy” [No Ordinary Day]

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