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Options July 18, 2010: FREEFORM: A Little More Than Fair

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Johnny Carson  Introduction and Where to Stay/Getting to the Fair   Options Introduction to New York and the World's Fair  Columbia  1964  LP      0:00:00 ()
Elvis Presley  Take Me to the Fair   Options It Happened at the World's Fair Soundtrack  No Label  1963  MP3      0:07:50 ()
Johnny Carson  The International Area   Options Introduction to New York and the World's Fair  Columbia  1964  LP      0:12:46 ()
Horace Heidt and His Musical Knights  Dawn of a New Day   Options The Great Depression  Columbia Legacy  1993  CD  Theme Song of the 1939 World's Fair    0:14:16 ()
James Cagney and Cast  Shaghai Lil   Options The Golden Age of the Hollywood Musical  United Artists  1974  LP  From "Footlight Parade," 1933    0:17:50 ()
Tan Jing  The World   Options   No Label  2010  MP3  Theme song for the volunteers of Expo 2010; watch the video here    0:21:54 ()
Sugar Minott  Hang On Natty   Options At Studio One  Soul Jazz  2005  CD  From 1978    0:32:57 ()
Sugar Minott  Have You Ever Found a Love   Options Collector's Collection Volume 1  Heartbeat  1996  CD      0:35:51 ()
Lou Bond  Why Must Our Eyes Always Be Turned Backwards   Options Lou Bond  Light in the Attic  2010  CD  From 1974  *   0:39:13 ()
Hot Chocolate  Man to Man   Options Man to Man  Big Tree  1976  LP      0:43:48 ()
Freddie North  Love to Hate   Options Cuss the Wind  Nashboro  1975  MP3      0:48:18 ()
Yama and the Karma Dusters  Don't Kill the Babies   Options Up from the Sewers  Lion  2010  CD  From 1970  *   0:52:34 ()
Danny and the Parkins Sisters  War (Is On Your Doorstep)   Options Danny and the Parkins Sisters  Chapter  2010  CD  From 1982  *   0:54:35 ()
The Petticoats  Normal   Options Lost Girls 1977-82  No Label  2010  Cassette  From 1980, originally on "Blah-Blah-Blah" Records  *   0:57:15 ()
Plastix  Konsumier mich   Options Neonbeats: Austrian New Wave and Postpunk  Klang Galerie  2010  CD    *   0:58:56 ()
Dub Syndicate  Pounding System   Options Bustin' Out 1982: New Wave to New Beat Volume 2  Year Zero  2010  CD  From 1982  *   1:02:41 ()
The Black Jaspers  I Can't Stand the Summer   Options The Black Jaspers  In the Red  2010  LP    *   1:11:28 ()
Barry Blue  The Girl Next Door   Options Dancin' (On a Saturday Night)...Best Of  Castle  2003  CD      1:13:51 ()
J. Geils Band  Centerfold   Options   EMI America  1981  45      1:16:58 ()
Dolly Mixture  How Come You're Such a Hit with the Boys, Jane?   Options Demonstration Tapes  Royal Mint  2000  CD  From 1980    1:20:17 ()
Hawkwind  Silver Machine   Options   United Artists  1972  45      1:26:05 ()
Captain Lockheed and the Starfighters  Ejection   Options   United Artists  1973  45      1:30:03 ()
Moonstone  Wall   Options   RCA  1969  45      1:33:53 ()
The Browns  I Hear It Now   Options   RCA Victor  1967  45      1:36:19 ()
Diane Renay  Unbelievable Guy   Options   20th Century Fox  1964  45      1:38:52 ()
Akim avec Sheila  Devant le Juke-Box   Options   Philips (France)  1965  45      1:41:36 ()
Paul McCartney and Wings  Junior's Farm   Options   Apple  1974  45      1:44:27 ()
The Cars  Let's Go   Options   Elektra  1979  45  mono single version!    1:48:48 ()
Bobby Bare  The Streets of Baltimore   Options The Streets of Baltimore  RCA Victor  1966  LP      1:58:53 ()
Kay Adams  Old Fashioned Cry   Options Wheels and Tears  Sundazed  2004  CD  From 1966    2:01:07 ()
Skeeter Davis  Set Him Free   Options Radiogram: 24 Songs That Inspired the Teenage Gram Parsons  Rigtheous Psalm  2010  CD  From 1959  *   2:03:33 ()
Loretta Lynn  When the Tingle Becomes a Chill   Options Honky Tonk Girl: The Loretta Lynn Collection  MCA  1994  CD  From 1976    2:05:26 ()
Butcher Holler  Another Man Loved Me Last Night   Options A Tribute to Loretta Lynn  Signature Sounds  2010  CD    *   2:08:30 ()
Daniel Johnston  Surely You Don't Work All Night   Options The Story of an Artist  Munster  2010  CD  Originally on "The What of Whom" (1982)  *   2:12:27 ()
Alicja-Pop  Walking the Cow   Options   Certified PR  2010  45    *   2:15:45 ()
K. McCarty  Living Life   Options Dead Dog's Eyeball: Songs of Daniel Johnston  Bar None  1994  CD      2:19:34 ()
Speed the Plough  Beautiful Place   Options Swerve  Ploughshares  2010  CD    *   2:22:00 ()
Lied Des Teufels  Nichts   Options Cloud Cuckooland  Finders Keepers  2010  CD  From 1973  *   2:31:51 ()
Gianmarco Liguori  Beat Instrumental   Options   Sarang Bang  2010  45    *   2:33:43 ()
Bayon  Die Lerche   Options Behind the Iron Curtain: Soviet-Era Rock and Pop  No Label  2010  Cassette  From East Germany, 1972  *   2:36:38 ()
Teenage Fanclub  The Fall   Options Shadows  Merge  2010  CD    *   2:40:04 ()
The Lemon Pipers  Rainbow Tree   Options Bubble Gum Music Is the Naked Truth  Rev-Ola  2010  CD  From 1969  *   2:44:51 ()
The 2 of Clubs  Heart   Options Girls with Guitars  Ace  2004  CD  From 1966    2:47:08 ()
Morning  Only to Say Goodnight   Options Struck Like Silver  Fantasy  1972  MP3  Get it here    2:50:09 ()

Listener comments!

  Sun. 7/18/10 12:16am Pete:

Visiting NYC.

Wow, Johnny, wow.
  Sun. 7/18/10 12:19am Pete:

Also reading Baudrillard's _Simulacra and Simulation_.

Wow, Johnny, wow.
  Sun. 7/18/10 12:31am Joe:

Hi, Pete!
  Sun. 7/18/10 1:02am Meghan:

Mr McGasko.... themed up a World's Fair set.... very impressive. I wouldn't be able to do a whole show of that! hehe. I did, however, go to the on in Knoxville Tennessee. I am glad to hear that they still have them. And for good World's Fair reading, read Devil in the White City
  Sun. 7/18/10 1:05am Joe:

Hey, Meghan! Hope your reception tonight was excellent--it ended too early! I didn't get into town until 10. I'm really mad about forgetting the Houdini 78, "Roosevelt Opens the World's Fair." The Best Record of the Set! Ugh!
  Sun. 7/18/10 1:06am Meghan:

it was! I was very amazed at how many showed up, despite the heat! And I found out that Trouble lives rather close to me and showed up to the reception as well! Go figure!
  Sun. 7/18/10 1:08am Joe:

That's very cool. Trouble is sort of like the Queen of Jersey City, you know!
  Sun. 7/18/10 1:14am Meghan:

Well off to bed for me.... Glad to have caught you tonight! Say hi to Daniel if he's still hanging around! night night
  Sun. 7/18/10 1:16am Tim in Florida:

That Lost Girls comp is one of a bunch of mix tapes compiled by K Records founder Calvin Johnson. You can check them out here: http://www.oogaboogastore.com/shop/music/detail/Johnson-Mixtapes.html

Looks like some cool tapes, but no song listings given. It's a surprise.
  Sun. 7/18/10 1:17am Joe:

G'night, Meghan! Sleep well!
  Sun. 7/18/10 1:18am Joe:

Hey, Tim, thanks! I should've figured that out since there are several great tapes here that have the same label on them, and I knew that one of them was from C. Johnson.
  Sun. 7/18/10 1:20am Tim in Florida:

No prob, just found out myself. Liked that song, was intrigued by the "no label/cassette" listing, and went hunting on the web to try and find it.
  Sun. 7/18/10 1:21am emma b:

hey Joe! Really liked the politically incorrect worlds fair records early in the show! Is that last "Black Jaspers" track... do they do that "I want my face on the radio" song? wooot thanks mcEmcee mcgasco
  Sun. 7/18/10 1:23am Joe:

Thanks, Tim, much appreciated! Yes, Emma, the Black Jaspers do that face on the radio song--that's the one I almost played, but I'm sick of being hot. Ya velcome!
  Sun. 7/18/10 1:30am Sue:

Hey, Joe!!! Single File time!!
  Sun. 7/18/10 1:31am Joe:

Hey, Sue! Hawkwind time!
  Sun. 7/18/10 1:32am emma b:

i wasn't dancing but i am now. :)
  Sun. 7/18/10 1:34am Joe:

  Sun. 7/18/10 1:39am Tim in Florida:

I'm sensing a theme here. What's next, "Sky Pilot"? Oh wait, nevermind, you'd have to flip that one over halfway through.
  Sun. 7/18/10 1:41am Joe:

Damn, wish I had that one on single!
  Sun. 7/18/10 1:43am Mike Sin:

Hawkwind to Rob Calvert solo... on 45, no less. Hawkwind's version of "Ejection" ended up as a bonus track on the CD reissue on "Doremi Fasol Latido"
  Sun. 7/18/10 1:45am Joe:

Did it really? I knew I could count on you, Mike! That record blows me away...
  Sun. 7/18/10 1:48am Tim in Florida:

Funny thing, that "Sky Pilot" 45. It's split into two parts (even though it's no longer than, say, "Hey Jude"), but it's in stereo (probably one of the first stereo 45s). At least the US version is; the UK 45 version is in mono with a significantly different mix.
  Sun. 7/18/10 1:51am Joe:

Wow, Tim, you knows your sky pilots! I'd love to have the UK mono mix...I love the whole Pt. 1/Pt. 2 thing. Whenever I have a record like that, I always want to bookend with it.
  Sun. 7/18/10 1:54am Tim in Florida:

UK mono mix is on the 2004 CD remaster of "The Twain Shall Meet," by EB & the Animals. You might have it there.
  Sun. 7/18/10 1:56am Tim in Florida:

Stereo version is track 6. Mono single mix is split between tracks 9 & 10.
  Sun. 7/18/10 1:56am Joe:

I'll have to look. Would you believe I just bought that LP three weeks ago? True story! It was only 2 bucks. Alas, I'll have to find the CD for the bonus cuts...
  Sun. 7/18/10 1:57am Tim in Florida:

LOL nice pickup for $2. Gotta love the bargain bin.
  Sun. 7/18/10 2:04am Sue:

Yay!!! Bobby!
  Sun. 7/18/10 2:04am Sue:

You so rock!!! How beautiful!
  Sun. 7/18/10 2:05am Joe:

Jus' fer you, Sue!
  Sun. 7/18/10 2:05am Sue:

:) :) :)
  Sun. 7/18/10 2:07am Sue:

Oh my god... AND Kay??!! Yippee!!
  Sun. 7/18/10 2:13am Marmalade Kitty:

comforting tunes for a lonesome cowgirl :)
  Sun. 7/18/10 2:14am Joe:

  Sun. 7/18/10 2:18am emma b:

yes, daniel. i work all night.
  Sun. 7/18/10 2:20am Joe:

He believes you!
  Sun. 7/18/10 2:22am Tim in Florida:

That's an odd cover. Kinda cool, but odd.
  Sun. 7/18/10 2:29am Sue:

Joe, thank you for playing my request!
  Sun. 7/18/10 2:30am Joe:

My pleasure!
  Sun. 7/18/10 2:38am Marmalade Kitty:

..falling asleep to wfmu can be a strange experience!? when you wake up listening to some crazy track! sometimes scarey! You never know what sonic incarnation.. ;)
  Sun. 7/18/10 2:41am Joe:

I'll try not to be too scary, M. Kitty!
  Sun. 7/18/10 2:48am Marmalade Kitty:

..not necessarily your show Joe, It was a Vittorio Gelmetti track on Dan Blumin's show, an extended ear piercing monotone mononote, like a finger rubbing the rim of a glass amplified through marshall stacks!!! strange..!?
  Sun. 7/18/10 2:49am Joe:

That's our Dan!
  Sun. 7/18/10 2:52am Tim in Florida:

That was a cute little "In My Life" lift in the middle of that Lemon Pipers track.
  Sun. 7/18/10 2:53am Joe:

They did it so well it's hard to begrudge them!
  Sun. 7/18/10 2:57am Marmalade Kitty:

..but on the other hand, nothing beats waking to a great tune now and again!
  Sun. 7/18/10 3:00am Tim in Florida:


Sky Pilot next week. Please?
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