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Options December 5, 2010: FREEFORM: All of the Songs End Too Soon

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Gunn-Truscinski Duo  Wythe Raag   Options Sand City  Three Lobed  2010  LP    *   0:00:00 ()
T.R. Mahalingam  Raga: Shankarabharanam - Thala: Adi   Options Mali: Essential Recordings of Carnatic Bamboo Flute 1969-70  EM Records  2010  CD  From 1970  *   0:15:03 ()
Sembannarkovil Ramaswamy Pillay  Sankarabharanam - Rupakam   Options Yeti Nine  Yeti Magazine  2010  CD  From 1910  *   0:24:50 ()
Unknown Artist  Unknown Tune (excerpt)   Options Sounds of the Indian Snake Charmer Vol. 2  Hanson  2010  Cassette    *   0:28:52 ()
 
The 5th Dimension  Up, Up and Away   Options   Soul City  1967  45      0:45:23 ()
Nena  99 Luftballons   Options New Wave Hits of the 80s Vol. 11  Rhino  1995  CD  From 1983    0:48:29 ()
Orange Juice  Felicity   Options ...Coals To Newcastle Sampler  Domino  2010  CD    *   0:51:27 ()
The Monochrome Set  Flesh, Trash, Heat   Options White Noise - Early Recordings: 1975-1977  Captured Tracks  2010  EP    *   0:54:01 ()
Nervous Eaters  Loretta   Options   Penniman  2006  45  From 1976    0:56:34 ()
Aias  Dues Pedres/Aias   Options A La Piscina  Captured Tracks  2010  LP    *   0:58:54 ()
The Royal Purple  The Wind   Options Pyschoacoustics  Umbrella  2007  CD  Featuring Sunny Kim on vocals    1:03:34 ()
The Limiñanas  Tigre du Bengale   Options The Limiñanas  Trouble in Mind  2010  LP    *   1:06:49 ()
The Unusual We  Topanga Canyon   Options The Unusual We  Pulsar  1969  MP3      1:08:43 ()
Carol Stromme  Warm   Options The Soft Sound of Carol Stromme  Pete  1969  MP3      1:11:16 ()
The Shangri-Las  Past, Present, and Future   Options Myrmidons of Melodrama  RPM  2002  CD  From 1966    1:13:56 ()
Peggy March  Das Ist Zauberei (And I Loved You Then)   Options Califia - The Songs of Lee Hazlewood  Ace  2010  CD  From 1970  *   1:16:30 ()
Maffitt/Davies  A Kind Word   Options The Rise and Fall of Honesty  Rev-Ola  2010  CD  From 1968  *   1:18:50 ()
Porter Wagoner (with Merle Haggard)  I Haven't Learned a Thing   Options What Ain't to Be, Just Might Happen/Sings His Own  The Omni Recording Corporation  2010  CD  From 1977  *   1:22:18 ()
 
Mouth and Macneal  How Do You Do?   Options   Decca  1971  45      1:32:46 ()
Wreckless Eric  Rags 'N' Tatters   Options   Stiff  1978  45      1:35:22 ()
Kim Kade and the Rockets  Take Your Shoes Off   Options   Hot Lix  1975  45      1:37:41 ()
The Rudies  Macho Man   Options   Badge  1980  45      1:40:45 ()
Gene Pitney  Only Love Can Break a Heart   Options   Musicor  1962  45      1:43:11 ()
Stark Naked and the Car Thieves  What Is a Youth?   Options   Attarack/MGM  1968  45      1:46:04 ()
Wilson Pickett  Funk Factory   Options   Atlantic  1972  45  mono version!    1:49:07 ()
Green Lyte Sunday Featuring Susan Darby  Chelsea Morning   Options   RCA  1969  45      1:52:08 ()
John Fred and His Playboy Band  Three Deep in a Feeling   Options   Uni  1969  45      1:55:09 ()
 
Hank Williams and the Drifting Cowboys  When the Fire Comes Down   Options The Unreleased Recordings  Time-Life Music  2009  CD  From 1951    2:08:03 ()
The Chuck Wagon Gang  We Are Climbing   Options Columbia Historic Edition  Columbia  1985  LP  From 1940    2:09:53 ()
J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers  Goin' Down to the River of Jordan   Options Take Me To The Water: Immersion Baptism In Vintage Music And Photography 1890-1950  Dust-to-Digital  2009  CD  From 1936    2:12:46 ()
The Stanley Brothers  Standing in the Need of Prayer   Options Goodbye, Babylon  Dust-to-Digital  2004  CD  From 1947    2:15:52 ()
Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs with the Foggy Mountain Quartet  Heaven   Options You Can Feel It in Your Soul  County  1987  LP  From 1958    2:18:25 ()
Jack Rhodes & His Lone Star Buddies  Eternity   Options The World Is a Monster: Columbia Hillbilly 1948-58  The Omni Recording Corporation  2010  CD  Vocal by Jimmie Johnson; from 1952  *   2:20:32 ()
The Alcoa Quartet  Remember Me O Mighty One   Options The Bristol Sessions Vol. 1  RCA/BMG Heritage  2002  CD  From 1927    2:23:11 ()
Dolly Parton  When I Sing for Him   Options My Favorite Songwriter, Porter Wagoner  The Omni Recording Corporation  2010  CD  From 1972  *   2:26:10 ()
Willie Nelson  Precious Memories   Options The Troublemaker  Lone Star/Columbia  1976  LP      2:29:12 ()
 
Diplomats of Solid Sound  Bailout!   Options What Goes Around Comes Around  Pravda  2010  CD    *   2:42:11 ()
Percy Sledge and the Aces Band  First You Cry   Options Louisiana Swamp Stomp  Honeybee Entertainment  2010  CD    *   2:45:09 ()
Lee Rogers  I Want You to Have Everything   Options Dr. Boogie Presents Wasa Wasa: Fabulous Rhythm 'n' Blues Shakers on the Dancefloor! 1958-1968  Sub Rosa  2010  CD    *   2:49:39 ()
Arbuckle  A New Day   Options Arbuckle  Musicor  1972  MP3      2:52:06 ()

Listener comments!

  Sun. 12/5/10 12:10am cheri:

joe--i just want to wish you a happy & safe holiday
  Sun. 12/5/10 12:11am Joe McG:

Why, thank you, Cheri P, that's awful nice of you. I wish you the same.
  Sun. 12/5/10 12:22am bill the peg leg envelope stuffer motherfucker:

hey joe, did you go to that record show today
  Sun. 12/5/10 12:24am Joe McG:

Hey, Bill! No, I didn't make it, but WFMU had a strong contingent there, from what I understand. How was it?
  Sun. 12/5/10 12:26am fleep:

They say the tabla player gets all the chicks.
  Sun. 12/5/10 12:28am Joe McG:

Not if there's a flute player around.
  Sun. 12/5/10 12:32am bill the peg leg envelope stuffer motherfucker:

good but I learned something: you can;t just drive to Jersey city and "Figure out where you are going when you get there.' FUCK was I lost
  Sun. 12/5/10 12:32am coalhard:

∆∆∆ I SPHINX I LOVE WFMU ∆∆∆
  Sun. 12/5/10 12:33am Joe McG:

Don't feel bad, Bill, I'm here all the time and I get lost. The roads around here are...uh...enigmatic.
  Sun. 12/5/10 12:34am Joe McG:

Coalhard, are you soul mining from Egypt this evening?
  Sun. 12/5/10 12:36am coalhard:

YES-- I'M DE NILE--NEVER DRINK!
  Sun. 12/5/10 12:36am Conseula:

WOW FAB TRACK
  Sun. 12/5/10 12:38am Joe McG:

I want to get me one of these crazy talking drums.
  Sun. 12/5/10 12:39am fleep:

Got some snakes whats need charmin. I hear ya.
  Sun. 12/5/10 12:44am juliette:

lovely tape !
  Sun. 12/5/10 12:46am coalhard:

Joe is like a sharmin--just hope i don't squeeze him too much-will comment more later
  Sun. 12/5/10 12:50am Joe McG:

If you squeeze me too hard my left eye pops out and you have to get the sewing kit.
  Sun. 12/5/10 12:54am coalhard:

i am making sign for launch
OWE THE HUMMANITY
  Sun. 12/5/10 12:54am listener james from westwood:

Ahhhh, nice to hear the proper Deutsch version of this tune.
  Sun. 12/5/10 1:01am baron oshima:

Orange Juice is all over the dial recently....
  Sun. 12/5/10 1:05am bill the peg leg envelope stuffer motherfucker:

there is no logic to the city whatsoever. NONE I was lucky enough to find two very nice cops and once they figured out I was handicapped and not drunk they actually gave me an escort to the show
  Sun. 12/5/10 1:07am Joe McG:

JC's finest! I feel warmer now, Bill.
  Sun. 12/5/10 1:10am bill the peg leg envelope stuffer motherfucker:

the show was good but most of the dealers there were at the record fair so i was looting through a lot of stashes I did a month and a half ago
  Sun. 12/5/10 1:13am Joe McG:

Ah, yes, the Record Deal Repeat Offender Effect.
  Sun. 12/5/10 1:15am bill the peg leg envelope stuffer motherfucker:

those shows are good if you go into them with no agenda and find random shit you would never look for, but in the internet era they are almost an anacronism
  Sun. 12/5/10 1:18am Joe McG:

Random shit is what I live for, Bill! Without happy accidents life is no fun.
  Sun. 12/5/10 1:21am baron oshima:

That ShangriLas song is CREEPY...
  Sun. 12/5/10 1:22am bill the peg leg envelope stuffer motherfucker:

its humbling too: you think you (i mean universal you, not mcgasko you) think you know your music and have the best library on the east coast and then you walk in and find out you don't know ten percent of what is out there
  Sun. 12/5/10 1:22am coalhard:

i put a stuffed parrot on my sholder once turned out to be a stuffed anachronism
  Sun. 12/5/10 1:24am bill the peg leg envelope stuffer motherfucker:

i put a real parrot there once and it shit all over my tie
  Sun. 12/5/10 1:26am coalhard:

oh! a wall street pirate---excuse me
  Sun. 12/5/10 1:27am Joe McG:

The Shangs were good at creepy.
  Sun. 12/5/10 1:27am bill the peg leg envelope stuffer motherfucker:

not even close. social worker
  Sun. 12/5/10 1:29am bill the peg leg envelope stuffer motherfucker:

did you ever see GOODFELLAS where they bury frank vincent? the music is "walking in the sand
  Sun. 12/5/10 1:34am coalhard:

the music tonite is like quicksand before you know it your up to your ears in puddle of sound
  Sun. 12/5/10 1:37am Joe McG:

"Puddle of Sound." The new title for the show.
  Sun. 12/5/10 1:38am coalhard:

SPLASH US EVERY WEEK
  Sun. 12/5/10 1:39am Vic Perry:

and then we can nah nah nah nah.....oh yeeeahh.. I heard this as a child and then it went far far away as if it had never been on the radio, I spent years tracking it down and was so thrilled to find it again.... What a weird, weird song. Here's to Oompah country softcore euro rock!
  Sun. 12/5/10 1:42am Joe McG:

You said it, Vic!
  Sun. 12/5/10 1:51am fleep:

The best part of many 45s is knowing they won't go on for very long. Like now.
  Sun. 12/5/10 1:53am Joe McG:

Ha ha. Everybody hates Romeo and Juliet.
  Sun. 12/5/10 1:54am coalhard:

i feel a neil young song comming--or may be just gas
  Sun. 12/5/10 1:55am Joe McG:

Funny, I almost brought my 45 of "Comes a Time" with me. Next week!
  Sun. 12/5/10 1:56am Vic Perry:

when you were young and on your own, how did it feel to be gene pitney? I was always thinking of games that I was playing, trying to sing liberty valence.
  Sun. 12/5/10 1:58am Joe McG:

I think Coalhard shot Liberty Valence.
  Sun. 12/5/10 1:58am coalhard:

glad i'm not the only drunk on here?
  Sun. 12/5/10 2:00am Joe McG:

So high you could drown? In the puddle of sound?
  Sun. 12/5/10 2:03am Vic Perry:

Oops It's Valance like Jack Palance, who sang too. See? It's all connected now. Only love can break a/ & or/ your or Gene Pitney's or Neil Young's heart.
  Sun. 12/5/10 2:03am upper east jeff:

poodlin' around? Awesome sets tonight JMcg
  Sun. 12/5/10 2:04am coalhard:

does my thong make me look fat?
  Sun. 12/5/10 2:12am coalhard:

actually i am skinny--does my thong make me look like thong fell down?
  Sun. 12/5/10 2:17am coalhard:

good song to play whe ken lifts off "we are climbing"
  Sun. 12/5/10 2:18am Joe McG:

When you are right, you are SO right.
  Sun. 12/5/10 2:19am fleep:

and Goin Down To The River depending on where he lands
  Sun. 12/5/10 2:20am coalhard:

cudos
  Sun. 12/5/10 2:27am coalhard:

i predict ken will hit an ice burg--cause it to sink-plunge earth into ice age not stirred!!
  Sun. 12/5/10 2:29am Joe McG:

I hope he doesn't hit anything except fluffy clouds.
  Sun. 12/5/10 2:31am fleep:

And he lands safely on Dolly Parton
  Sun. 12/5/10 2:32am coalhard:

that's what they said when lindy lifted off --we see how that turned out--idiot landed in FRANCE
  Sun. 12/5/10 2:36am Joe McG:

I seem to think that anyone who landed on Dolly Parton could coount themselves among the blessed. And I'll say no more about that.
  Sun. 12/5/10 2:37am Joe McG:

That was a fucking beautiful steel guitar solo, if you'll pardon my language. Bring it, Willie.
  Sun. 12/5/10 2:40am coalhard:

if the feds jail willie--i swear i will hold my breath--that makes joint last longer--but thats not imporntant right now
  Sun. 12/5/10 2:47am coalhard:

leslie nielson was a spoksman for west virginia--did many psa's --i shook his gun once
  Sun. 12/5/10 2:48am Joe McG:

Nelson, Nielsen; naked gun, naked Willie...you're hurting my brain, CH...
  Sun. 12/5/10 2:49am coalhard:

stupid feedback--my nobs turned low now
  Sun. 12/5/10 2:54am Looms:

First i'll have a cup of coffee... Hello Joe and everyone!
  Sun. 12/5/10 2:55am Joe McG:

Hey, Looms!
  Sun. 12/5/10 2:58am fleep:

You were right about the snake charmer, that is worth a repeat via the podcast. Thanks from L.A. for the show.
  Sun. 12/5/10 2:59am Joe McG:

You bet, fleep! Have a good Sunday.
  Sun. 12/5/10 2:59am Emile:

Thanks for an awesome show.
  Sun. 12/5/10 3:01am Marmalade Kitty:

Hi great show Joe. My speakers have started beep beeping for some reason??
  Mon. 12/6/10 9:34am Mike Sin:

Great "single file" set. I was amazed to find that "Stark Naked & the Car Thieves" have such a comprehensive website: http://www.stark-naked.com/index.htm
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