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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New
Fess Williams and His Royal Flush Orchestra  Hot Town   Options Down In The Basement: Joe Bussard's Treasure Trove Of Vintage 78s 1926-1937  Old Hat  2003  CD  From 1929   
James Kok Tanz Orchestra  Orient Express   Options Hot Trains: Daybreak Express and Other Swing Tracks  Saga Jazz  2003  CD  From 1933; R.I.P. Orient Express   
Jaroslav Jezek  Tiger Rag   Options 1930-1938  Supraphon  1982  LP  From 1937   
Stuff Smith and his Onyx Club Orchestra  Knock, Knock   Options Little Club Jazz: Small Groups in the 30s  New World  1976  LP  From 1936   
The Alabama Rascals  Dirty Dozen's Cousins   Options The Sound of Chicago (1923-1940)  Columbia  1964  LP  From 1932   
The Lunceford Orchestra  Rhythm Is Our Business   Options Teenage: The Creation of Youth 1911-1946  Trikont  2009  CD    *  
Benny Goodman Quartet  Sweet Sue, Just You   Options Complete RCA Victor Small Group Master Takes  Definitive  2000  CD  From 1937   
The Washingtonians  Jubilee Stomp   Options The Okeh Ellington  Columbia  1991  CD  From 1928   
 
The Screamers  Matar Dolores   Options In a Better World  Xeroid  2001  CD  From 1977   
The Units  High Pressure Days   Options History of the Units: The Early Years (1977-1983)  Community Library  2009  CD  From 1979   
Kitchen and the Plastic Spoons  In Bars   Options Best Off: Recordings 1980-81  Ill Wind  2007  CD     
Janitor of Lunacy  On the Dancefloor   Options Danza Meccanica: Italian Synth Wave 1982-1987  Mannequin  2009  CD    *  
Renaldo and the Loaf  Then at Iona Lanthem   Options Olleh Olleh Rotcod    1985  MP3     
The Residents  Rhapsody in Blue   Options George and James: American Composer Series Volume 1  East Side Digital  2000  CD  From 1984   
 
Love  I Can't Find It   Options Love Lost  Sundazed  2009  CD  From 1970  *  
The Who  How Many Friends   Options The Who By Numbers  MCA  1975  LP     
Bob Desper  It's Too Late   Options New Sounds  Discourage  2009  LP  From 1974  *  
Sonny and the Sunsets  Death Cream   Options Tomorrow Is Alright  Soft Abuse  2009  LP    *  
Faine Jade  It Ain't True   Options Acid Dreams  Past & Present  2009  CD  From 1968  *  
 
The Association  Names, Tags, Numbers, and Labels   Options   Mums  1973  45     
Professor Morrison's Lollipop  Angela   Options   White Whale  1968  45     
Derek  Inside Out - Outside In   Options   Bang!  1969  45     
Dion  Purple Haze   Options   Laurie  1969  45     
Cyndi Grecco  Making Our Dreams Come True   Options   Private Stock  1976  45     
The Floaters  Float On   Options   ABC  1977  45     
The Fleetwoods  Come Softly to Me   Options   Dolphin  1959  45     
Tim Hardin  Hang On to a Dream   Options   Verve Folkways  1966  45     
Leon Russell  If I Were a Carpenter   Options   Shelter  1974  45     
Scrubbaloe Caine  Feelin' Good on Sunday   Options   RCA  1973  45  In my mic break, I said that this band was Doug from the Knack's first band. That was wrong! He was a member of Sky, a band on RCA at the same time. Oops!   
 
Gary Higgins  5 A.M. Trilogy: 5 A.M./5 A.M. Interlude/Folded Flag   Options Seconds  Drag City  2009  CD    *  
The Holy Mackerel  Wildflowers   Options The Holy Mackerel  Collector's Choice  2005  CD  From 1968   
The Trout  Sunrise Highway   Options The Trout  MGM  1968  LP     
Emitt Rhodes  Farewell to Paradise   Options Farewell to Paradise  Dunhill-abc  1973  LP     
Valerie Lagrange  Si Ma Chanson Pouvait   Options The BYG Deal  Finders Keepers  2009  CD  From 1971  *  
Selda Bağcan  Bundan Sonra   Options Turkulerimiz 3  Major  ?  CD  From 1976  *  
Equipe 84  Ladro   Options     1967  MP3     
Los Juniors  Tercera Piedra en El Sol   Options Back to Peru Volume II  Vampisoul  2009  CD    *  
Peter Reno  Street Girl   Options Bite Harder: The Music De Wolfe Studio Sampler Volume 2  World Headquarters  2009  CD  From 1968  *  
Fred  A Love Song   Options World in Sound Tracks - Episode 1  World in Sound  2007  CD  From 1971  *  
Chances Are  Fragile Child   Options Nightmares in Wonderland (Rubble, Volume 3)  Past & Present    CD     

Listener comments!

  Sun. 12/13/09 3:04am sue:

Hi, Joe! Good morning! How goes it?
  Sun. 12/13/09 3:08am Joe:

Hey, Sue! You're up so early this morning!
  Sun. 12/13/09 3:11am Sue:

Yes, I'm keeping weird hours... went to sleep at around 7pm and got up at 2am... at least I got a good night's sleep, in a way. I don't know if I can keep this up. I like the tracks you're playing. Real upbeat, I really needed to hear stuff like this.
  Sun. 12/13/09 3:15am Joe:

Stay with me, Sue. I'm going to play a tune just for you in a few minutes....
  Sun. 12/13/09 3:16am Sue:

For li'l ol' me? Cool, I was planning on keeping you on anyhow...
  Sun. 12/13/09 3:20am Joe:

Thanks, Sue! I like your company.
  Sun. 12/13/09 3:21am jeff-m:

morning joe
  Sun. 12/13/09 3:22am Sue:

Oh, wow!! Awesome! You're playing my song! :)
  Sun. 12/13/09 3:24am Joe:

Hope you liked it! :)
  Sun. 12/13/09 3:25am Joe:

Hey, Jeff! Glad to hear from you! Hope your season is progressing nicely!
  Sun. 12/13/09 3:25am Sue:

You certainly made my morning. Thanks for that!
  Sun. 12/13/09 3:33am Sue:

Yay! Screamers! Woo hoo!
  Sun. 12/13/09 3:33am jeff-m:

i confess to laying pc games and chilling and chilling to ur show
  Sun. 12/13/09 3:36am Joe:

Cool, Jeff! You can confess to me any old time. Glad you liked the Screamers, Sue!
  Sun. 12/13/09 3:37am Sue:

You're unbelievable, your show is just amazing
  Sun. 12/13/09 3:38am Joe:

Thanks, Sue! I hit a sweet spot!
  Sun. 12/13/09 3:39am Sue:

Sure did! I'm ticked pink
  Sun. 12/13/09 3:41am Sue:

You've gotta be kidding me... I'm freaking out... even THIS??!! sweet jesus...
  Sun. 12/13/09 3:45am Sue:

I need to take you out for a drink one of these days... you party animal
  Sun. 12/13/09 3:46am Joe:

Ha ha! Party vegetable, more like. But I appreciate the offer! :)
  Sun. 12/13/09 3:49am Sue:

Vegetables can be fun, too :) Nice Renaldo...
  Sun. 12/13/09 3:50am Ilidas:

The Danza Meccanica and K. and the Plastic Spoons trax were good listening. Other than Michael Goodstein I feel like I don't get enough of the gems from the underground 80s
  Sun. 12/13/09 3:51am Ilidas:

. . .on FMU
  Sun. 12/13/09 3:52am Ilidas:

So, thanx!
  Sun. 12/13/09 3:52am Joe:

Got ya, Ilidas. Michael is so incredible at what he does that he sometimes seems like the last stop! It's like trying to play soul 45s--nobody can approach Finewine. But it's nice to mix it up for us mere mortals...
  Sun. 12/13/09 4:02am jeff-m:

gerswin originally? intersting jam whatever improv
  Sun. 12/13/09 4:10am Joe:

Thanks, Jeff! Time to change gears again!
  Sun. 12/13/09 4:39am jeff-m:

night man . cheers :)
  Sun. 12/13/09 4:40am Joe:

Adios, Jeff! Thanks for checkin' in!
  Sun. 12/13/09 4:45am Sue:

Hey, is this Laverne and Shirley? tee hee... cool!
  Sun. 12/13/09 4:46am Joe:

I'm not too proud! I actually love this song.
  Sun. 12/13/09 4:47am Sue:

Nothin' wrong with that! I don't think I've ever heard this in its entirety
  Sun. 12/13/09 4:48am Joe:

Yeah, on the TV show you don't get the AWESOME sax solo!
  Sun. 12/13/09 4:49am Sue:

hahahaha! Yes, they should have put that in there!
  Mon. 12/14/09 9:27pm Mike Sin:

Awesome single file set there -- especially Tim Hardin and then Leon Russell battering Tim Hardin! re: Cindy Grecco -- yes, we remember "Laverne & Shirley" , but do we remember "Blansky's Beauties" (sp?)?
  Sun. 2/14/10 10:01pm Chap:

Brother, you have done me a service. I've been looking for "Knock Knock" for a while, and it's beautiful to hear it in FMU-o-phonic. Thank you! The show is ace!
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