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Take Me Out to the Ball Game by The Saw Lady (from Take Me Out to the Ball Game: Diamond Cuts, Vol. 11, Hungry for Music, 2008)

Because Barry Bonds was the best ball player you ever saw. Get it? Saw?

Baby Elephant Walk by Quincy Jones (from Strike Up the Band, Verve Records, 1987)

Mr. Jones was apparently just honing his production chops when he worked on Michael Jackson's 1983 megahit album, Thriller. He left it all in the grooves of this big band style record.

Sweet Georgia Brown by Brother Bones and His Shadows (from Globetrottin' with Bones, Acrobat, 2005)

We thought we'd dig up this obscure, rarely heard version for you. It was either this one or the more widely known 28 minute rendition by The Polyphonic Spree.

God Save the Queen by the London Theatre Orchestra (from National Anthems of the World, Music Collection International, 1995)

This song can also be found on LTO's Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the London Theatre Orchestra. They were great live, too. Fiona Ferocious may have been a subpar bassoonist, but she sure looked cool on stage.

From Russia With Love by Matt Munro (from The Best of Bond, MGM/Capitol, 2002)

I sense an opportunity here for Russian president and notorious bon vivant Vladimir Putin. He really should take a crack at this James Bond chestnut.

This segment aired on March 26, 2011. The audio for this segment is not available.


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