The Singers and Songs

  • Dancing in the Street
    "Only one song we could start with."
  • Let's Go Dancing
    "Here's a song make you feel like you were born in a barn...sing us a song, Roy!"
  • Do You Wanna Dance
    "Joey Ramone, along with Johnny, Tommy and Deedee, all brothers from different mothers, they were an influential early punk band and some people say they invented the form of pop-punk."
  • Bobby Fuller Four
    Let Her Dance
    "One heavy cat."
  • Anita O'Day
    Ten Cents a Dance
    "This next song can eat your heart out."
  • Junior Brown
    My Baby Don't Dance to Nothin' But Ernest Tubb
    "I only wish I knew a girl like that! Junior remembers watching Ernest Tubb on TV when he was young and always being a big fan of his. Later on he met Ernest Tubb and Ernest Tubb gave him some good advice: 'Keep it country, son.' That's what ET said to him."
  • 7-11
    Dance the Slurp
    "This next record's called Dance The Slurp, and it was put out by 7-11 to promote their Slurpees. DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist use it as the basic rhythm track for their dance mix called Brain Freeze. People talk about the obscurity of my songs...oh, yeah? Give a listen to this!"
  • Dance, Dance, Dance
    "Pablo, Jose, Angel, Frankie, and Carlos. Urban and funky with a little bit of R&B."
  • When You Dance
    "This is Theme Time Radio Dance Program, and we have had a lot of requests to play a good kazatzka, and for those of you who don't know, the kazatzka is a Slavic folk dance performed by a couple. This record is one of the first Doo-Wop records to play a good kazatzka."
  • Dancing Mood
    "I'm in a dancing mood, I'm in a dancing mood...three times he's in a dancing mood!"
  • Bunker Hill
    The Girl Can't Dance
    "Calming music is a good thing...unless you don't want to be calm!"
  • I Won't Dance
    "The smoothest dancer known to man."
  • I Can't Dance (I've Got Ants In My Pants)
    "Roy was a western swing band leader, he was making records even before Bob Wills. He was about the least countrified of the western swing band artists. He used a lot of clarinet, giving his band a Dixieland flavor."
  • Chris Montez
    Let's Dance
  • Eddie Seacrest & The Rolling Rockets
    Dancing To The Rhythm
    "Here's a song that's gonna drive Christopher Walken nuts!"
  • Dance Dance Dance
    "He was roommates with Willie Nelson? That must have been quite an apartment!"
  • Archie Bell and the Drells
    I Can't Stop Dancing
    "A great example of that Philly soul sound."
  • Save The Last Dance For Me

The Other People and Players

  • Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman
  • Gamble and Huff
  • The Drifters
  • Ish Irwin
  • Walter Kirks
  • Cecil Brower
  • Ollie Horton
  • Ginger Rogers
  • Alexander Pope
  • Bob's Barber, Carl
  • Leroy Kirkland
  • Bobby Freeman
  • Keith Richards
  • and the (Light Crust Doughboys) Texas Playboys
  • Christopher Walken
  • Willie Nelson
    “Willie nelson’s tour bus runs on cooking oil…I’ve toured with Willie…sometimes late at night you can see us, I’m filling up at the gas station and he’s filling up at Denny’s”

The Other Songs and Albums

The Guests

The Movies and TV Shows

The Places

  • Charleston, WV
  • Mount Olympus
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Baytown, TX
  • Forest Hills, Queens
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Kingston, Jamaica
  • England
  • Los Angeles

Record Labels

  • Herald Records
  • Delphi Records
  • Motown Records

Performers Who Wore Turbans

Commercials and Public Service Announcements

The Emails

  • "Thank you Mary, for your enthusiastic letter. Let me enlighten you about something. Alexander Pope, the English poet, said that a little learning can be a dangerous thing. Drink deep or taste not the Pierian Spring. The Perian Spring, Mary is on Mt. Olympus, a sacred place to the muses, the 9 sister goddesses who inspire song and poetry, all the arts and sciences, and dances too. A little dancing is also a dangerous thing, so let's embrace the danger here tonight, on Theme Time Radio Hour."

Types of Dances

Types of Dances

I'd be a great dancer except for two things: my feet.