HFVS Mardi Gras Episode with Guest DJs, Johnette Downing & Scott Billington (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Mardi Gras Episode
with Guest DJs, Johnette Downing & Scott Billington

Children’s book author and musician Johnette Downing and Grammy Award winning producer Scott Billington offer a carnival of Louisiana roots music; a showcase of Cajun, New Orleans Rhythm and Blues, Zydeco, Brass Band and Jazz music by Louisiana artists. – www.johnettedowning.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
February 6th & 7th, 2016
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video: Reading Rocks! By Johnette Downing Children’s book author and musician Johnette Downing sings “Reading Rocks!” from her Reading Rocks! CD to get children boppin’ into books and rockin’ into reading!


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PLAYLIST

  • Professor Longhair – “Go to the Mardi Gras” (The Complete Ric & Ron Recordings,
  • Vol. 6: Classic New Orleans R&B and More, 1958-1965)
  • The Hawkettes – “Mardi Gras Mambo” (The History of Rhythm & Blues, Volume 3 –
  • The Rock’n’roll Years)
  • Zachary Richard – “File’ Gumbo” (Zack’s Bon Ton)
  • Johnette Downing – “Bon Jour Mes Amis,” (From the Gumbo Pot)
  • Papillion – “Cocodrie” (Cajun for Kids)
  • Johnette Downing – “Why the Possum Has a Large Grin,” (Reading Rocks!)
  • Huey Smith and the Clowns – “Don’t You Just Know It” (Having a Good Time With
  • Huey ‘Piano’ Smith & His Clowns – The Very Best of, Vol. 1)
  • Robert Parker – “Barefootin’” (Introduction to Robert Parker)
  • Fats Domino – “Walkin’ to New Orleans” (The Fats Domino Jukebox: 20 Greatest
  • Hits)
  • Nathan the the Zydeco Cha Chas – “Festival Zydeco” (Creole Crossroads)
  • Dirty Dozen Brass Band – “Little Liza Jane” (My Feet Can’t Fail Me Now)
  • Johnette Downing and Jimmy LaRocca’s Original Dixieland Jazz Band – “Dixieland
  • Jazz” (Dixieland Jazz for Children)
  • Louie Prima – “Banana Split for My Baby,” (Louis Prima Collectors Series)
  • Louis Armstrong – “What a Wonderful World,” (What a Wonderful World)
  • Johnette Downing and Jimmy LaRocca’s Original Dixieland Jazz Band – “It’s Time for
  • Mardi Gras,” (Dixieland Jazz for Children)

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HFVS Insect Episode with Jeff & Paige (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Insect Episode with Jeff & Paige

Go on a musical hike with guest DJs Jeff and Paige to explore insects. Through music and story you’ll learn: how to identify an insect, how insects connect with animals, how insects help humans, and how humans can help insects! Jeff and Paige will play some of their favorite songs as well as fun tunes from other children’s musicians and from a few adult acts. Make sure you have room to dance as you explore nature and science with Jeff and Paige. – www.jeffandpaige.org

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
January 30th & 31st, 2016

WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured Video: “A Conversation Between an Entomologist and an Insect”


 

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  • Jeff and Paige – “A Conversation Between an Entomologist and an Insect” [Get Outdoors]
  • Ayla Nereo – “Eastern Sun” [Hollow Bone]
  • They Might Be Giants – “Why Does the Sun Shine?” [Here Comes Science]
  • The Smurfs – “Poor Little Silly Shy Smurf” [The Smurfs All Star Show]
  • Banana Slug String Band -“Decomposition” [Singing in our Garden]
  • Jeff and Paige – “New Tree Grows” [21st Century Energy Superheroes]
  • Justin Roberts – “Pop Fly” [Pop Fly]
  • The Bell Hours – “Farther Apart [The Bell Hours]
  • Sarah Jarosz – “Little Song” [Song Up In Her Head]
  • Jeff and Paige – “Bats” [Get Outdoors]
  • Mikey Mike -“Likin’ the Lichen” [Mikey Mike the Rad Scientist]
  • Jeff and Paige – “Thank You Honeybee” [Songs from the Trail]
  • Blitzen Trapper – “Fur” [Fur] 4:08
  • Jeff and Paige “The Great Monarch Migration” [Mighty Wolf]

HFVS Martin Luther King, Jr. Episode (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Episode

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
January 16th & 17th, 2016
Original broadcast: 2008

WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA


 

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

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History Through Stories & Songs Episode
Guest DJ, David Grover

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
January 9th & 10th, 2016

WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Pete Seeger – “Forever Young”


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  • 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 Sound of Mexican Music Made in the USA Episode with Guest DJ, Sonia De Los Santos (Podcast/Radio Show)

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Sound of Mexican Music Made in the USA Episode with Guest DJ, Sonia De Los Santos

Join Sonia De Los Santos (from Dan Zanes and Friends) as she presents this episode on “The Sound of Mexican Music Made in the USA”. She’ll play some of her favorite songs from a variety of Mexican genres like: Son Jarocho, Norteño, Mariachi, Son Guerrerense, Banda, Huapango and Corrido. Learn about Mexican Traditional instruments and get to know who’s making Mexican music in the USA! — www.soniadelossantos.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
December 19th & 20th, 2015
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured Video:  Sonia De Los Santos sings and plays jarana at La Casa Azul Bookstore in East Harlem, NYC on July 11th 2015. Elena Moon Park on violin and vocals and Martin Vejarano on percussion.


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  • Las Cafeteras – “La Bamba Rebelde” [It’s Time]
  • Sonia De Los Santos – “La Golondrina” [Mi Viaje: De Nuevo León to the New York Island]
  • Los Cenzontles – “Soy Mexico Americano” [Raza de Oro]
  • Jarana Beat – “Dolor de Aquí” [¡Echapalante!]
  • Villalobos Brothers – “María Chuchena” [Aliens of Extraordinary Ability]
  • Mariachi Flor de Toloache – “Son de Toloache” [Mariachi Flor de Toloache]
  • Dan Zanes and Friends – “Colás” [¡Nueva York!]
  • Banda De Los Muertos – “El Sinaloense/El Jalisciense” [Banda De Los Muertos]
  • Radio Jarocho – “Bemba y Tablao” [Café Café]
  • Sones de México Ensemble – “Xochipitzahuatl” [13 Baktun]
  • Pedro Rocha and Lupe Martinez – “Corrido De Pennsylvania” [Mexican-American Border Music]
  • Sonia De Los Santos – “Monterrey” [Mi Viaje: De Nuevo León to the New York Island]

Hilltown Family Variety Show Holiday Podcasts

Originally broadcasted out of Northampton, MA on WXOJ-LP 103.3FM (Valley Free Radio) for the holidays, we’ve gathered eight holiday episodes of the Hilltown Family Variety Show from over the years to share with your family as we celebrate the season. Enjoy these hour long, commercial-free podcasts that celebrate Chanukah, Christmas, Winter Solstice, Kwanzaa, the New Year and the spirit of peace and giving. Choose a podcast here…

HFVS Heart Of Chanukah Show with Guest DJ, Mama Doni (Podcast/Radio Show)

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The Heart of Chanukah
Mama Doni Guest DJ Show

The Heart of Chanukah hosted with Mama Doni (Doni Zasloff Thomas) Guest DJ Playlist with special guests Millie, Alexander, and Chris Thomas. – www.MamaDoni.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
December 5th & 6th, 2015
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured Video: Title track from album, “Chanukah Fever: 13 Macca-beats For the Whole Family.”


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  • Station Id: Steve Weeks [www.steveweeksmusic.com]
  • Mama Doni- “Chanukah Fever” [Chanukah Fever]
  • Mama Doni- “The Legend of Sour Creeam Vs Apple Sauce” [Chanukah Fever]
  • Graham Clarke- “Five Little Latkes” [American Blue]
  • Kugelplex- “Still Playing For Latkes” [Ceci N’est Pas Klezmer]
  • Groovebarbers- “I Had A Little Dreidel” [Glory]
  • Mama Doni- “La Vida Dreidel” [Chanukah Fever]
  • Tor Hyams- “This is Chanukah” [This is Chanukah]
  • Mama Doni- “The Funky Gold Menorah” [Chanukah Fever]
  • The Hit Crew- “8 Little Lights of Mine” [Kids Happy Hanukah]
  • Alisa Fineman- “Ocho Kandelikas” [Closing the Distance; Poems, Prayers & Love Songs]
  • STORYTIME: “Too Many Latkes,” written & illustrated by Richard Codor, published by Behrman House Publishers
  • Ruby & Ava Lockner- “Is it Chanukah or Hannukah?” [Just One Angel]
  • Mama Doni- “Land of Sufganiyot” [Chanukah Fever]
  • Billy Sherwood- “Rockin’ Hannukah” [Ulitmate Holiday Party Vol 1]
  • Woodie Guthrie- “Hannukah Dance”
  • Michele Citrin- “Pass The Candle” [Lights, Vol 2, A Hanukah Sampler]
  • Craig Taubman- “Maotzur” [Lights Vol 2, A Hanukah Sampler]
  • Mama Doni- “Eight” [Chanukah Fever]

HFVS Song Off Episode with Guest DJs, Adam and Kristin Marshall (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Song Off Episode with Guest DJs, Adam and Kristin Marshall

Adam and Kristin Marshall from The Bazillions enjoyed guest hosting the Hilltown Family Variety Show by challenging each other to a song off. Each of them chose their favorites from categories like best educational song, best remake, best bedtime song and many more. They both shared little musical information tidbits about some categories along the way with a lot of laughs! Tune in to see who wins. — www.thebazillions.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
November 7th & 8th, 2015
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

FEATURED VIDEO:    “Water Cycle” by The Bazillions. ‘Round and ’round it goes! Let these animated watercolors teach you all about the precipitation, accumulation, evaporation, and condensation that makes water — our planet’s most precious resource — go!


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  • The Jackson 5 – “ABC” [ABC}
  • Stevie Wonder – “Sir Duke” [Songs in the Key of Life]
  • The Bazillions – “Water Cycle” [On the Bright Side]
  • Blind Melon – “Three is the Magic Number” [Schoolhouse Rock Rocks]
  • Björk – “It’s Oh So Quiet” [Post]
  • Self – “What a Fool Believes” [Gizmodgery]
  • Jorge Ben “Umbabarauma” [Africa Brasil]
  • Justin Roberts “Pop Fly” [Pop Fly]
  • Liz Phair and Material Issue – “The Tra La La Song” [Saturday Morning Cartoon’s Greatest Hits]
  • Matthew Sweet – “Scooby Doobie Doo” [Saturday Morning Cartoon’s Greatest Hits]
  • The Mamas and the Papas – “Dream a Little Dream of Me” [The Papas and the Mamas]
  • Paul Simon – “St. Judy’s Comet” [There Goes Rhymin’ Simon]
  • The Bazillions – “Family Tree” [On The Bright Side]
  • The Bazillions – “Super Hero Rock Band” [On The Bright Side]
  • XTC – “That’s Really Super, Supergirl” [Skylarking]

 

HFVS Monster Dance Party Episode with Guest DJ, Shanti Wintergate & Greg Attonito (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Monster Dance Party Episode with Guest DJ, Shanti Wintergate & Greg Attonito

Are you ready for a Monster Dance Party with guest DJ’s Shanti Wintergate & Greg Attonito from Play Date?  This silly & spooky episode of Hilltown Family Variety Show features a collection of monster-iffic tunes to get your monster toes tapping and creepy claws clapping.  Tune in, turn it up and get silly with the Monster Dance Party we know you’re dying to have this weekend!  – www.iloveplaydate.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
October 31st & November 1st 2015
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

FEATURED VIDEO:  Play Date “Dance Like A Monster” (Official Music Video) feat. The Ghouligans!


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  • Bert Convey – “The Monster Hop” [50’s Rock & Roll Horror]
  • The Cramps – “Goo Goo Muck” [Off the Bone]
  • John Zacherley – “Happy Halloween” [50’s Rock & Roll Horror]
  • Big Bee Kornegay – “At the House of Frankenstein” [50’s Rock & Roll Horror]
  • The Haints – “Zombie Crush” [Battle Of Wounded Heart]
  • Duran Duran – “Hungry Like the Wolf” [Rio]
  • Bobby “Boris” Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers – “Monster Mash” [The Original Monster Mash]
  • The Coasters – “Poison Ivy” [Hino Hi-Five: The Coasters – EP]
  • Play Date – “Dance Like a Monster” [Imagination]
  • Ray Parker Jr. – “Ghostbusters” [Ghostbusters (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)]
  • John Zacherley – “Come With Me to Transylvania” [50’s Rock & Roll Horror]
  • Kepi Ghoulie – “The Beast With 5 Hands” [Kepi For Kids]
  • Sam the Sham & The Pharaohs – “Wooly Bully” [20th Century Masters – The Millennium]
  • The Guess Who – “Clap for the Wolfman” [Road Food]
  • The Keytones – “I Was a Teenage Monster” [50’s Rock & Roll Horror]
  • Sheb Wooley – “Purple People Eater” [Purple People Eater – Single]
  • Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – “I Put a Spell on You” [At Home with Screamin’ Jay Hawkins]
  • Michael Jackson – “Thriller” [Thriller]
  • Grover – “Be Kind to Your Neighborhood Monster” [Halloween Collection]

HFVS Halloween Episode with Guest DJ, Heidi Swedberg (Radio Show/Podcast)

Halloween Episode
with Guest DJ, Heidi Swedberg

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This week’s guest DJ, Heidi Swedberg, shares songs about noises, monsters and the Boogie Man, performs Halloween songs live with her ukulele, and shares the Flamenco spiced “Story of the Cat and the Chicken” (with ukulele flamenco by her partner Daniel Ward). A little spooky and a lotta silly! – www.sukeyjumpmusic.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
October 24th & 25th, 2015
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video: Kindie music singer songwriters Lori Henriques and Todd McHatton come together as You and Me and the Rain. The first release is a special holiday Halloween tune and video, For Halloween This Year.


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  • You and Me and the Rain- “For Halloween This Year” [single release]
  • Natalie Merchant -“Isabel” [Leave Your Sleep]
  • Johnathan Richman -“Party in the Woods” [Back in Your Life]
  • Heidi Swedberg and the Sukey Jump Band – “Boogie Man” [My Cup of Tea]
  • Pete Seeger – “Abi Yoyo” [Children’s Concert at Town Hall]
  • Albert Whelan – “My  Brother makes the Noises for the Talkies” [Imperial #2490]
  • Heidi Swedberg and the Sukey Jump Band – “Cup of Tea” [My Cup of Tea]
  • Skümbaag – “Pop Goes the Weazel” [Music is the Enemy]
  • Sam Hinton -“Old Boastun Was Dead” [Whoever Shall Have Some Good Peanuts]
  • Sam Hinton – “Little old Woman all Skin and Bone” [Whoever Shall Have Some Good Peanuts]
  • Heidi Swedberg and the Sukey Jump Band – “Down in the Valley” [Play]
  • Scott Jarrett – “Edge on the Moon” [The Gift of Thirst]
  • Heidi Swedberg -“Oona’s Halloween Song” [Live]
  • Heidi Swedberg- “The Green-Eyed Dragon With the 13 Tails” [Live]

HFVS Anti-Bullying Episode with Guest DJ, Danny Lapidus (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Anti-Bullying Episode with Guest DJ, Danny Lapidus

On this episode of the Hilltown Family Variety Show, Hot Peas ‘n Butter front man and founder, Danny Lapidus tackles the difficult topic of “Bullying” through songs that promote friendship, peace, and Anti-Bullying messages. — www.hotpeasnbutter.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
Ocotber 10th & 11th 2015
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

FEATURED VIDEO:    Free To Be You and Me – “William Wants A Doll”


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  • Hot Peas ‘n Butter- “No Bullies” [Put Our Heads Together]
  • Recess Monkey-  “Penguinese” [Hot Air]
  • “William’s Doll” [Free to Be]
  • Hot Peas ‘n Butter- “Amistad”  [Put Our Heads Together]
  • Alastair Moock- “I Am Malala” [All Kids of You And Me]
  • Hot Peas ‘n Butter- “Put Our Heads Together” [Put Our Heads Together]
  • Bill Withers- “Lean on Me”
  • Justin Roberts- “Billy the Bully” [Not Naptime]
  • Dan Zanes- “Smile Smile Smile” [Night Time]
  • Dar Williams- “The One Who Knows” [The Beauty of the Rain]
  • Pete Seeger- “We Shall Overcome” [Pete Seeger’s Greatest Hits]
  • Hot Peas ‘n Butter- “Hot Peas ‘n Butter-Redux” [Put Our Heads Together]

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
October 3rd & 4th, 2015
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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  • 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 with Guest DJs, Don, Stephanie, Paul, & Mark of Nutshell Playhouse (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Guest DJs, Don, Stephanie, Paul, & Mark of Nutshell Playhouse

Join Nutshell Playhouse for an hour of fun music. — www.nutshellplayhouse.org

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
September 26th & 27th, 2015
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured Video: “We’re Here” by Nutshell Playhouse.


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  • Don Jordan and the Nutshell Playhouse Band – “We’re Here” (We’re Here!)
  • CosacomicaKids – “The Encyclopoodle” (The Megapuff and Other Songs For Children)
  • Terry a la Berry – “Purple People Eater” (Never Be as Big as Hannah Montana)
  • Manu Chao – “Bongo Bong” (Putumayo World Playground)
  • Barbra Streisand – “Sweet Zoo” – (My Name is Barbra)
  • Don Jordan and the Nutshell Playhouse Band – “The Ductionary Am I” (We’reHere!)
  • Rolf Harris – “Tie Me Kangaroo Down”
  • Burl Ives – “The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night” (Poor Wayfaring Stranger)
  • Barbra Streisand – “The Big Bad Wolf” (The Barbra Streisand Album)
  • Don Jordan and the Nutshell Playhouse Band – “The Snoof” (We’re Here!)
  • Snoopy – “Supper Time” (You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown)
  • Robin O’Herin –  “Junk Food Junkie Blues” (Red White and Blues)
  • Terry a la Berry – “Lousiana Bullfrog” (Bad Kitty)
  • Taj Mahal – “Little Brown Dog” (Shake Sugaree)
  • Art Barduhn – “My Name is Stegasaurus” (American Teaching Aids)
  • Burl Ives – “Little White Duck” (Burl Ives Sings Little White Duck)
  • The Weavers – “Wimoweh” (Reunion at Carnegie Hall)

HFVS Good Arts & Good Eats Episode with Guest DJs, Sunshine Collective (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Good Arts & Good Eats Episode
with Guest DJs, Stephanie Richards & Brian Arbuckle of Sunshine Collective

Stephanie Richards & Brian Arbuckle of Sunshine Collective are guest DJs on the Hilltown Family Variety Show, and it’s all about Good Arts & Good Eats!  This husband-and-wife-team of music makers tumble through toe-tapping vintage jazz, modern artful pop, and retro novelties, while tying together two of life’s best treats.  Listen in for a taste of the good stuff! — www.sunshinecollective.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
September 19th & 20th, 2015
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

FEATURED VIDEO:  Sunshine Collective’s  “Love Makes Life So Sweet”


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  • Sunshine Collective – “This Day”  [Wanna Play?]
  • Parov Steller – “Booty Swing”  [The Paris Swing Box]
  • Kate Miller Heidke  – “O! Vertigo”  [Heavenly Sounds Live]
  • Jellyfish – “Sebrina Paste and Plato”  [Spilt Milk]
  • Sunshine Collective – “Up To Something Good”  [Up To Something Good]
  • The New Christy Minstrels – “The Cat Came Back”  [Tall Tales]
  • The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band – “Jollity Farm”  [Gorilla]
  • Nat King Cole – “Mona Lisa”  [The Very Best of Nat King Cole]
  • The Partridge Family “Come on, Get Happy!”  [Come On Get Happy!  The Very Best of the Partridge Family]
  • Jack Johnson – “Banana Pancakes”  [In Between Dreams]
  • Sunshine Collective – “I Just Wanna Play”  [Wanna Play?]
  • Beatles – “Savory Truffle” [The Beatles, aka The White Album]
  • Quartetto Cetra – “Crapa Pelada”  [I Successi del Quartetto Cetra]
  • Sunshine Collective – “Love Makes Life So Sweet”  [Wanna Play?]

HFVS Healthy Living Episode with Guest DJ, Frank Gallo (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Healthy Living Episode
with Guest DJ, Frank Gallo

This week on the Hilltown Family Variety Show, join Guest DJ Frank Gallo from Rolie Polie Guacamole for an episode which focuses on healthy living through eating good foods and getting lots of exercise. — www.roliepolieguacamole.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
September 12th & 13th, 2015
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

FEATURED VIDEO:   Rolie Polie Guacamole video, “This Land Is Your Land” off of their album, Chips & Salsa. The classic Woody Guthrie tune, played in a not so classic way. Peter Barr begins with a drum solo. Mike Dillon soon joins in on timbale, bongos, and vibes. Then the song kicks in with the rest of the band, including Frank Gallo on vocals & guitar, Andrew Tuzhilin on Bass, and Christian McCarthy on lead guitar. As the chorus kicks in, The Chapin Sisters (Abigail and Lily), and Jen Chapin, join in. Footage shot on iPhone 6 from the bands 2015 summer tour.


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  • Rolie Polie Guacamole “Apples” Chips and Salsa
  • Dog On Fleas “Sittin\’ In The Field” Beautiful World
  • Brady Rymer “You Gotta Eat Your Fruits” Good Morning Gus
  • Jon Samson “Fruits or Vegetables” A New Kids Album
  • Okee Dokee Brothers “Black Bear Mama” Through The Woods
  • Dog On Fleas “Dry Beans” Buy One Get One Flea
  • Mil’s Trills “Chocolate” Everyone Together Now
  • Ratboy Jr. “Ground Food” Hamster Pants
  • Rolie Polie Guacamole “Açai” Chips and Salsa
  • Ivan Ulz “Carrot Seed” Songs From The Old School
  • Pop Ups “Robot Dance” Appetite For Construction
  • Rolie Polie Guacamole “Wake Up Shake Up” Chips and Salsa
  • The Diggity Dudes “Donny Crazy Legs”
  • Rolie Polie Guacamole “Running Through America” Triathlon
  • Deedle Deedle Dee’s “Cool Papa Bell” Strange Dees, Indeed
  • Lou Gallo “Marathon Song” I’m Home
  • Rolie Polie Guacamole “Central Park” Chips and Salsa

HFVS Funny Girls Episode with Guest DJ, Kelly Donohue (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Funny Girls Episode with Guest DJ, Kelly Donohue

Kelly Donohue of the kindie band Here Comes Trouble is our guest DJ this week!  — www.herecomestrouble4kids.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
September 5th & 6th 2015
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

FEATURED VIDEO:   “Gingerbread Man” by Lunch Money off of the album, Spicy Kid


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PLAYLIST

  • The Jimmies – “Gonna Get a Hampster” [Practically Ridiculous]
  • Here Comes Trouble – “Little Red Car” [Goo On My Shoe]
  • Joanie Leeds – “Good Egg” [Good Egg]
  • Andrew and Polly – “Grapes” [Grapes (Single)]
  • Karen K and the Jitterbugs – “Big Ol’ Truck” [Big Ol’ Truck]
  • Here Comes Trouble – “Bubbles In My Bath” [Goo On My Shoe]
  • Lori Henriques – “Heisenberg’s Aha” [Science Fair]
  • Big Block Singsong – “Princess” [Greatest Hits]
  • The Singing Lizard – “Imagination” [Make Believe]
  • Jennifer Gasoi – “Pizza Man” [Songs For You]
  • Here Comes Trouble – “Spill The Beans” [Goo On My Shoe]
  • Lunch Money – “Gingerbread Man” [Spicy Kid]
  • Milkshake – “Recipe” [Great Day]
  • Cheryl Wheeler – “Potato” [Sylvia Hotel]
  • Anita Renfroe – “Momisms (To the William Tell Overture)” [Total Momsense – Single]
  • Ethel Merman & Howard Keel – “Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better” [I Got the Sun In the Morning]
  • Laura Doherty – “If All Of the Raindrops” [Songs for Wiggleworms]
  • Marsha Goodman-Wood – “Sheep Don’t Wear Shoes” [Gravity Vacation]
  • Here Comes Trouble – “Don’t Eat the Mailman, Doggie” [Goo On My Shoe]

HFVS Back to School Episode (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Back to School Episode

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
August 29th & 30th, 2015 (rebroadcast)
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

FEATURED VIDEO:  Official video for song “Champion of the Spelling Bee” from album No School Today by Danny Weinkauf. Lead vocals by an 11 year old Kai Weinkauf. Video by Vanessa Appleby.


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PLAYLIST

  • Imagination Movers – “First Day of School” [Juice Box Heroes]
  • Ernie & Neal – “Pre-School Punk” [Rock the House]
  • Milkshake – “School” [Bottle of Sunshine]
  • Adam and the Couch Potatoes – “Go to the Playground” [One Size Fits All]
  • Station Id: Princess Katie & Racer Steve [www.princessracer.com]
  • Chuck Berry – “School Day” [His Best, Volume I]
  • Daddy A Go-Go – “School Bus Driver” [Rock of All Ages]
  • Rocknocerous – “School Bus” [Dark Side of the Moon Bounce]
  • Ernie & Neal – “Homework Blues” [Rock the House]
  • Tom Paxton – “What Did You Learn in School Today?” [Best of Tom Paxton]
  • Station Id: Steve Weeks [www.steveweeksmusic.com]
  • Bill Harley – “The Teacher’s Lounge” [The Teacher’s Lounge]
  • Station Id: The Harmonica Pocket [www.harmonicapocket.com]
  • Barenaked Ladies – “Crazy ABCs” [Snacktime]
  • Little Monster Records – “ABC” [Soulville]
  • The Terrible Twos – “Consonants” [Jerzy the Giant]

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
August 22nd & 23rd, 2015
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 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 8th & 9th, 2015
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 Community Service Episode with Guest DJ, Charity Kahn (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Community Service Episode
with Guest DJ, Charity Kahn

This week on the Hilltown Family Variety Show, through music and mindfulness, Charity Kahn (of Charity and the JAMband) explores some of the ideas at the heart of community service: helping those less fortunate, practicing kindness, loving ourselves so we have something to give back, practicing gratitude for the role our communities play in our lives, having awareness around what our various communities are and who makes them up, and seeing the reality that we are all part of a global and interdependent ecosystem. So sing along, listen closely, and then go out and help someone today! – www.jamjamjam.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
August 1st & 2nd, 2015
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA


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  • The Beatles — “With a Little Help From My Friends” [Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band]
  • The Youngbloods — “Get Together” [The Best of the Youngbloods]
  • Malvina Reynolds — “Magic Penny” [Ear to the Ground]
  • Carole King — “You’ve Got a Friend” [Tapestry]
  • The Beatles — “Help!” [Help!]
  • Charity and the JAMband — “Lovingkindness” [Family Values]
  • Coyote Oldman — “Clouds” [Rainbird]
  • Pete Seeger — “To Everyone in All the World” [The Rainbow Quest]
  • Charity and the JAMband — “Green Beans Everywhere” [Family Values]
  • The Pointer Sisters — “Yes We Can, Can” [The Pointer Sisters]
  • Charity and the JAMband — “We Are the Ones” [Family Values]
  • Dr. John — “Helping Hand” [The Very Best of Dr. John]

Original broadcast: September 21 & 22, 2013

HFVS Superhero Episode with Guest DJ, Tim Kubart (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Superhero  Episode
with Guest DJ, Tim Kubart

This week on the Hilltown Family Variety Show, join Guest DJ Tim Kubart from Tim and the Space Cadets for a show about Superheroes, both imaginary, and real! Superhero theme songs get mixed in with contemporary kindie music and classic rock about flying, and saving the day. Also, a story is read about a Super Dad! — www.timandthespacecadets.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
July 11 & 12, 2015 (rebroadcast)
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

FEATURED VIDEO: “Superhero” by  Tim and the Space Cadets

 


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PLAYLIST

  • Tim and the Space Cadets – “The Anthem Part 1” [Anthems for Adventure]
  • Tim and the Space Cadets – “The Anthem Part 2” [Anthems for Adventure]
  • John Williams – “Superman Theme” [Superman: The Movie Original Soundtrack]
  • Justin Roberts – “Backyard Super Kid” [Pop Fly]
  • The Ramones – “Spider-man” [Mondo Bizarro]
  • Jimmy Buffett – “Captain America We Love You” [Captain America]
  • Lavern Baker – “Batman to the Rescue” [Batmania]
  • Mitch Miller – “Mighty Mouse Theme” [Mighty Mouse]
  • Chester Stover – “Underdog Theme” [Underdog]
  • Lunch Money – “Gingerbread Man” [Spicy Kid]
  • Shoo Raynor – “Super Dad” [Super Dad the book]
  • Tim and the Space Cadets – “Superhero” [Anthems for Adventure]
  • Patty Shukla – “Superhero” [Play with me, Sing Along!]
  • Spin Doctors – “Jimmy Olsen’s Blues” [Pocket full of Kryptonite]
  • Vanilla Ice – “Ninja Rap” [Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Secret of the Ooze
  • Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
  • Recess Monkey – “Flying! Reprise” [Flying!]
  • Tim and the Space Cadets – “Upbeat/Downbeat” [Anthems for Adventure]

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
July 4th & 5th, 2015 (rebroadcast)
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 Songs About America Episode with Guest DJ, Rocknoceros (Radio Show/Podcast)

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 Songs About America Episode with
Guest DJ, Rocknoceros

Rocknoceros joins us as our Guest DJ with a Songs About America Episode. The musical trio explore their record collections to find tunes that celebrate, illustrate, and even criticize the Land of the Free.  Starting with the Chuck Berry-inspired rock ‘n roll of the 1950s, the selections quickly span the decades that followed and the various styles that continue to thrive today.  Join in the fun as the band members discuss the people and places that help make American music what it is, with a few asides about lemonade stands and Irving Berlin. — rocknoceros.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
June 27th & 28th, 2015
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

FEATURED VIDEO: Read along with Rocknoceros as they sing about the Lone Star State in this up-tempo country rocker from the “Plymouth Rockers” CD.


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PLAYLIST

  • Rocknoceros – “United States of America” [Rocknoceros]
  • Otis Redding – “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” [The Essentials: Otis Redding]
  • Ramones – “Rockaway Beach (Live)” [It’s Alive (Live)]
  • Recess Monkey – “Lemonade” [In Tents]
  • Chuck Berry – “Sweet Little Sixteen” [20th Century Masters – The Millenium Collection: The Best of Chuck Berry]
  • The Beach Boys – “Surfin’ U.S.A.” [Surfin’ USA]
  • Van Halen – “Dancing In the Street” [Diver Down]
  • Bruce Springsteen – “Born In the U.S.A.” [Born In the U.S.A.]
  • Rocknoceros – “Squeakers” [Plymouth Rockers]
  • Elton John – “Philadelphia Freedom” [Greatest Hits 1970-2002]
  • Grateful Dead – “U.S. Blues” [From the Mars Hotel]
  • Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer – “I’m My Own Grandpa (feat. Riders In the Sky)” [Dancin’ In the Kitchen]
  • Dwight Yoakam – “The Late Great Golden State” [21st Century Hits:  Best of 2000-2012]
  • David Bowie – “Young Americans” [Young Americans]
  • Rocknoceros – “God Bless America” [Plymouth Rockers]

HFVS All Kinds of Families Episode with Guest DJ, Alastair Moock (Radio Show/Podcast)

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All Kinds of Families Episode with
Guest DJ, Alastair Moock

Grammy nominee Alastair Moock is guest DJ this week of the Hilltown Family Variety Show with an All Kinds of Families Episode. — www.moockmusic.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
June 20th & 21st, 2015
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

FEATURED VIDEO:  “It Takes All Kinds,” from Alastair Moock’s new album, All Kinds of You and Me.


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  • Alastair Moock – It Takes All Kinds [All Kinds of You and Me]
  • Marlo Thomas & Harry Belafonte – Parents are People [Free to Be… You and Me]
  • Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer – Happy Adoption Day [Dancin’ in the Kitchen]
  • Papa Crow – Baby Makes Three [Things That Roar]
  • Alastair Moock – My Life is a Lot Like Yours [All Kinds of You and Me]
  • Frances England – Family Tree [Family Tree]
  • Brady Rymer – The Relatives Came [Here Comes Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could]
  • Tig Notaro – Family Tree [Good One]
  • Father Goose – Panama [It’s A Bam Bam Diddly!]
  • Quartetto Cetra – Nella Vecchia Fattoria [Putumayo Kids Presents – Animal Playground]
  • Grenadilla – Family Song [Grenadilla]
  • Paul Simon – That was Your Mother [Graceland]
  • Jazzy Ash – Every Family’s Different [Home]
  • Johnny Cash – I Got a Boy Named John [The Johnny Cash Children’s Album]
  • Aaron Nigel Smith & One World Chorus – Grateful [Welcome to the Village]
  • Alastair Moock – Kenya Imagine? [All Kinds of You and Me]
  • Alex Mitnick – Love is All it Takes [Love Songs for My Baby]

HFVS Songwriting Episode with Guest DJ, Joanie Leeds (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Songwriting Episode with
Guest DJ, Joanie Leeds

As multi-award winning singer/songwriter Joanie Leeds hosts The Hilltown Family Variety Show for the third time, she challenged herself by finding the “Songs That Make You Go Hmmmm, curating The Songwriting Show.”  While writing tunes for her band, Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights, Joanie has always been drawn to “play on word” songs. In her songwriting themed show, Joanie picked tunes that concentrate on “idioms,” “creative word play,” and songs about songwriting hoping listeners will be inspired to create songs of their own. — www.joanieleeds.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
June 13th & 14th, 2015
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

FEATURED VIDEO:  Filled with animal-isms, ‘Happy As A Clam’ will help you and your kids realize how much we use animal expressions in our daily lives!


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  • Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights – “Happy As A Clam” (What A Zoo)
  • Dog on Fleas – “Palindrome” (Buy One Get One Flea)
  • Billy Jonas Band – “What Kind of Bear are You”  (Build it Back Again)
  • Trout Fishing in America – “18 Wheels on the Big Rig” (Family Music Party)
  • The Merry Macs – “Mairzy Doats” (Classic Years of the Merry Macs)
  • Cat Doorman – “So Many Words” (Kick Out the Jammies!)
  • They Might Be Giants – “I C U” (Here Come the ABCs)
  • Randy Kaplan – “Hockey Puck” (Jam on Rye)
  • Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights – “The World is Your Oyster” (Good Egg)
  • Steve Songs – “Song without a Rhyme”  (Orangutan Van)
  • The Bazillions – “Similes and Metaphors”  (Heads or Tales)
  • The Verve Pipe – “You Can Write a Song”  (Are We There Yet)
  • Lori Henriques – “Vocabulary”  (The World is a Curious Place to Live)
  • Key Wilde & Mister Clarke – “Animal Alphabet”  (Pleased to Meet You)
  • Hullabaloo – “Dad upside Down”  (Raise a Ruckus)
  • Miss Nina & The Jumping Jacks– Colors of You (Everyday’s Your Birthday) Releasing Fall 2015
  • Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights – “Hello, Goodbye, Shalom” (Meshugana) Releasing Sept. 4th  2015

HFVS New Beginnings Episode with Guest DJ, Alison Faith Levy (Radio Show/Podcast)

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New Beginnings Episode with
Guest DJ, Alison Faith Levy

Kindie artist Alison Faith Levy shares some of her favorite songs with the theme of New Beginnings – songs about starting something new, dawning, awakening, renewal…. and shares fun facts about which came first – the chicken or the egg! She plays some of her own retro pop tunes for kids, some classic rock from the Kinks, the Byrds and The Beatles, some favorite modern psychedelia, and plenty of wonderful songs by her many musicians friends. — www.alisonfaithlevy.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
June 6 & 7, 2015
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

FEATURED VIDEO:  Fruit Bats – Beautiful Morning Light


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PLAYLIST

  • The Kinks – Here Comes Yet Another Day  [Everybody’s In Show-Biz]
  • Alexandre Desplat – Third Class Carriage  [Grand Budapest Hotel]
  • Alison Faith Levy – The Start of Things  [The Start of Things]
  • Teenage Fanclub – Start Again  [Songs from Northern Britain]
  • The Byrds – Turn! Turn! Turn!  [Turn! Turn! Turn!]
  • The Radars – Finger Licking Chicken [The Get-It]
  • Kelley Stoltz – Everything Begins [Circular Sounds]
  • The Orange Peels – [Begin the Begone]
  • The Corner Laughers – Queen of the Meadow [Matilda Effect]
  • The Sippy Cups – One Day Soon [The Time Machine]
  • Thomas Newman – Horizon 12.2 [Wall-E OST]
  • Max Richter – Horizon Variations [The Blue Notebook]
  • Richard Hawley – As The Dawn Breaks [Truelove’s Gutter]
  • Alison Faith Levy – Three Tulips [World of Wonder]
  • Cat Stevens – Morning Has Broken [Teaser and the Firecat]
  • Fruit Bats – Beautiful Morning Light [The Ruminant Band]
  • Africa Show – Inspiracao De Nito [Angola Soundtracks]
  • Charity and the JAMband – Earth Day  [single]
  • The Orange Peels – New Moon [Begin the Begone]
  • The Beatles – Tomorrow Never Knows [Revolver]

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
May 30 & 31, 2015
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 Everyone Together Now Episode with Guest DJ, Amelia Robinson of Mil’s Trills (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Everyone Together Now Episode with Guest DJ, Amelia Robinson of Mil’s Trills

Amelia Robinson of Mil’s Trills celebrates family, friends, and being a part of the community with a show themed, “Everyone Together Now!” Joined by co-hosts Lorenzo and her nephew Gilad, this show is packed with hits from your favorite artists from around the world, even as far as the Australian outback! — www.milstrills.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
May 23rd & 24th, 2015
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video: Mil’s Trills Pumpkin Flotilla in Central Park


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PLAYLIST

  • Mil’s Trills – “Mil’s Trills Marching Band” [Everyone Together Now!]
  • Grenadilla – “Smiling” [Can’t Wait]
  • Sly and the Family Stone – “Dance to the Music” [Dance to the Music]
  • Uno Dos Tres con Andres – “Los Colores” [Uno Dos Trest con Andres!]
  • Danny Weinkauf – “Our Love Fits” [No School Today]
  • Mil’s Trills – “Mother May I?” [Everyone Together Now!
  • Vered – “Grandparents” [Hello My Baby]
  • Suzi Shelton – “Beautiful Day” [Smile in My Heart]
  • John Williamson – “Home Among the Gumtrees” – [Waltzing Matilda: Live!]
  • Joanie Leeds – “Give Me A Hug” [I’m a Rock Star]
  • Mil’s Trills – “BroOklyn” [Everyone Together Now!]
  • Alphabet Rockers – “Friends” [Go!]
  • Dog on Fleas – “If You Wanna Dance Say Yeah!” [Imaginary Friends]
  • Chairmen of the Board – “Working on a Building of Love” [Bittersweet]
  • Jon Samson – “Show More Love” [A New Kids Album]
  • Mil’s Trills – “You Have My Heart” [Everyone Together Now!]
  • Story Laurie – “Groovin’ in the Garden” [Groovin’ in the Garden]
  • Amadou and Mariam featuring K’naan – “Africa” [Welcome to Mali]
  • The Whirlygigs – “Looking Out the Window” [Welcome to Cloud 9]
  • The Trummytones – “Sway” [Down By The Seaside]

HFVS Silly Words Can Make Serious Music Episode with Guest DJs, The Dream Jam Band (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Silly Words Can Make Serious Music Episode with Guest DJs, The Dream Jam Band

Join Guest DJs The Dream Jam Band as they travel through the ages from Shape Note Singing to Scat to Doo Wop, Country, Rock and Roll, Folk and even Throat singing. Discover how silly words can make serious music! – www.dreamjamband.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
May 9th & 10th, 2015
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video: Have a Party When You Get the Blues


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PLAYLIST

  • The Dream Jam Band- “Leave it in the Soup” [Leave it in the Soup]
  • Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five- “Heebie Jeebies” [The Essential Louis Armstrong]
  • Ella Fitzgerald- “Oh Lady Be Good” [The Scat of Jazz]
  • The Coasters- “Yakety Yak” [Hi Five The Coasters]
  • Johnny Cymbal- “Mr. Bassman” [Mr. Bassman]
  • Shirley Ellis- “The Name Game” [Rock ‘N’ Roll Pop and Soul Sisters]
  • The Beatles- “Ob-La-Di-Ob-La-Da” [The White Album]
  • The Dream Jam Band- “Nicky Nicky Knock Knock” [The Dream Jam Band]
  • Bobby Darin- “Splish Splash” [Bobby Darin]
  • The Dream Jam Band- “Friends of the Sea” [Leave it in the Soup]
  • John Odrasik- “The Hoppity Song” [For the Kids]
  • Father Goose (feat Dan Zanes)- “Jig Jog Gee” [Putumayo Kids World Sing-Along]
  • Lisa Loeb- “Jenny Jenkins” [Jenny Jenkins]
  • Roseanne Cash [feat Dan Zanes]- “Fooba Wooba John” [Family Dance]
  • Shirley Temple- “Polly Wally Doodle” [The Littlest Rebel]
  • Laurie Berkner- “Boody Boody Ya Ya Ya” [Under the Shady Tree]
  • Tom Chapin- “What is a didjeridoo?” [Around the World and Back Again]
  • Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band- “Thingamajig”  [Lishy Lou and Lucky Too]
  • The Okee Dokee Brothers- “King Kong Kitchie Kitchie Ki-Me-O” [Can You Canoe?]
  • The Dream Jam Band- “Boing” [Leave it in the Soup]

 

HFVS Classic American Songs & Traditional Tunes Episode with Guest DJ, Andy Z (Radio Show/Podcast)

Hilltown Family Variety Show

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Classic American Songs & Traditional Tunes Episode with Guest DJ, Andy Z

Join Hilltown Family Variety Show guest DJ Andy Z, as he spins a special selection of “Classic American Songs & Traditional Tunes.” Enjoy listening to family favorites and classic recordings, and find out more about the artists who created them.    — www.andyz.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
May 9th & 10th, 2015
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video:  Peter, Paul & Mary – “If I Had A Hammer”


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PLAYLIST

  • The Carter Family – “Keep On The Sunny Side” [RCA Country Legends: The Carter Family]
  • Ella Jenkins – “Mary Mack” [Smithsonian Folkways Children’s Music Collection]
    Dan Zanes – “Hop Up Ladies” [House Party]
  • Andy Z – “Turkey In The Straw [Classic Songs & Traditional Tunes]
    Burl Ives – “Mr Froggie Went a Cout’in” [Ultimate Burl (The Very Best of the Legendary Burl Ives)]
  • The Beatles – “Rocky Racoon” [The Beatles [White Album] (Disc 1)]
  • The Hillbillies “Ragtime Cowboy Joe” [Smithsonian Folkways Children’s Music Collection]
    Andy Z – “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” [Classic Songs & Traditional Tunes]
  • New Lost City Ramblers – “Old Bell Cow” [Smithsonian Folkways Children’s Music Collection]
  • Leadbelly – “Ha-Ha This-A-Way” [Smithsonian Folkways Children’s Music Collection]
  • Woody Guthrie – “Riding In My Car (Car Song) [Smithsonian Folkways Children’s Music Collection]
  • Trout Fishing In America – “18 Wheels On A Big Rig” [Family Music Party]
  • Andy Z – “Don’t Fence Me In” [Classic Songs & Traditional Tunes]
  • Elizabeth Cotten – “Shake Sugaree” [Shake Sugaree]
  • Gillian Welch – “Winter’s Come And Gone” [Hell Among the Yearlings]
  • Andy Z – “You Are My Sunshine” [Classic Songs & Traditional Tunes]
  • Pete Seeger – “The Water Is Wide” [American Favorite Ballads, Vols. 1-5]
  • Peter, Paul & Mary – “If I Had A Hammer” – [The Very Best of Peter, Paul and Mary]

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