Bob Brainen's playlist September 10, 2011 E-mail Bob Brainen
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Artist Track Album / Format Label Year Comments Approx. start time Hank Levine w/ Timothy Leary Image, Part One / The Psychedelic Experience (CD-R) ABC 1961 / 1966 0:00:00 ) Elmer Bernstein Theme from Robot Monster (In 3D) Monster Movie Music, Vol. 3 (CD-R) no label 1953 0:01:57 ) Pernice Brothers There goes the Sun Discover A Lovelier You (CD) Ashmont 2005 0:07:54 ) Love Stephanie Knows Who Da Capo (LP) Elektra 1967 0:11:25 ) Free Spirits Don't Look Now (But Your Head Is Turned Around) Out of Sight and Sound (CD) Sunbeam 1967 0:13:48 ) Fats Navarro Barry's Bop Goin' To Minton's (CD) Savoy 1947 / 1999 0:16:04 ) Buddy Collette Jungle Pipes Man Of Many Parts (LP) Contemporary 1956 0:18:42 ) Applejacks Rocka-Conga Cameo Parkway 1957-1967 (Boxed set) Cameo-Parkway 1958 / 2005 VAR 0:22:48 ) Henry Morrison & Group Ain't I Right? Alan Lomax Southern Journey Vol. 13: Earliest Times-Georgia Sea Island Songs For Everyday Rounder 1959 / 1998 VAR 0:25:16 ) Mike Curb & The Waterfall Crystal Ship The Doors Songbook (LP) Forward 1969 0:27:08 ) Music behind DJ:
Mike Curb & The Waterfall
The Doors Songbook Forward 0:28:44 ) Richard Thompson Roll Over Vaughn Williams Henry The Human Fly (LP) Reprise 1972 For Big Mike & Connie 0:42:56 ) Brave Old World Borsht Beyond The Pale (CD) Rounder 1994 0:46:59 ) Smokey Johnson It Ain't My Fault It Ain't My Fault (45) Nola 1967 Co-written, produced and arranged by Wardell Quezerque - R.I.P. 0:50:27 ) Nancy Sinatra Lightning's Girl (45) Reprise 1967 0:52:47 ) Bill Plummer & the Cosmic Brotherhood Lady Friend Bill Plummer & the Cosmic Brotherhood (CD) * Impulse! 1968 / 2011 0:55:44 ) Music behind DJ:
Baroque Inevitable Columbia 0:59:50 ) Sandy Denny She Moves Through the Fair 19 Rupert St. (CD) Witchwood media 1967 / 2011 Newly discovered and issued recordings! 1:12:06 ) Jefferson Airplane D.C.B.A. - 25 Surrealistic Pillow (CD) RCA 1967 / 2003 1:16:07 ) Utopia There goes my Inspiration Utopia (CD) Network 1982 / 1989 1:18:57 ) NRBQ Here I Am Keep This Love Goin' (CD) * Clang! 2011 1:22:26 ) David Greenberger With Jupiter Circle Pivot Never Give Up Study (CD) * Pel Pel 2011 1:24:50 ) Beau Brummels Tennessee Walker Beau Brummels (CD) Taxim 1975 / 1996 1:27:18 ) Music behind DJ:
"Bob Brainen's Soul 'n RnB Instro cassette" BarkCatBark 1:29:20 ) Juju Nairobi / Chants A Message From Mosambique (LP) Strata East 1973 1:39:16 ) Norma Tanega Walkin' My Cat Named Dog (45) New Voice 1966 1:45:50 ) Herbie Nichols Dance of the Amoebas The Complete Blue Note Recordings (Boxed set) Blue Note 1955 / 1997 1:48:12 ) Music behind DJ:
"Bob Brainen's Soul 'n RnB Instro cassette" BarkCatBark 1:52:20 ) Red Prysock Hand Clappin' (45) Mercury 1957 1:58:07 )
(* = new, The marked selections are from the Brainen Archive.)
Sat. 9/10/11 9:19am TomB:
2947! Those were the days.
Sat. 9/10/11 9:45am fred:
Good morning Bob
I finally listened to your premium this week, and I like it a lot. Thanks!
Sat. 9/10/11 9:47am Kent Torrington:
Groove on brother Bob! ( I wonder if Mike Curb ever had lunch with Jimbo??!!?)
Sat. 9/10/11 9:47am will:
Bob, Robot Monster is second only to Plan Nine From Outer Space (Ed Wood) and if you're a fan of worst-movies of all time, better add The Creeping Terror to that list. And there is a more recent movie that has been getting similar "acclaim" and when I finally saw it had to agree, "The Room" (2003) is right up there. Not a monster movie though.
Sat. 9/10/11 9:58am ?:
'teenagers from outer space' is pretty bad. the monster is just the shadow of a lobster.
Sat. 9/10/11 10:00am dale:
oops, that was my comment above. 'the giant gila monster ' sia good one. giant creature, nitro glycerine, teenagers in hot rods and a singing time out at the malt shop.
Sat. 9/10/11 10:02am p:
giant gila monster one of the best movies ever shown on mst 3000
Sat. 9/10/11 10:04am James in ATL:
Congratulations on 35 Years!
Sat. 9/10/11 10:06am dale:
'them' probably the best of the giant-creatures-due-to-man's-folly-of-nuclear-fallout genre.
Sat. 9/10/11 10:07am dale:
love to see a playlist from 35 years ago mr. deejay. how have your tastes evolved?
Sat. 9/10/11 10:10am p:
Didn't bob denver die about 5 years ago?
Sat. 9/10/11 10:12am TomB:
RIP Maynard G. Krebs, also reprised a similar role in Ride the Wild Surf under a name like Ho Daddy.
Sat. 9/10/11 10:12am p:
Sat. 9/10/11 10:17am dale:
wasn't he in how to stuff a wild bikini? i'm only half paying attention so i apologize if that was already said. the old kiev had decent borscht. never liked their kafka though, tasted like bulgar wheat and cigarette butts
Sat. 9/10/11 10:23am TomB:
@dale, you should have tried their kasha!
Sat. 9/10/11 10:29am Jack:
Utopia doesn't get the respect they deserve.
Sat. 9/10/11 10:30am RHenderson:
Good morning fr California, Bob. Your set is chock-a-block with good stuff today.
Robot Monster is one of those little marvels that define the Psychotronic ethos. The monster in question - a gorilla suit topped by a metal diving helmet - was portrayed by Ross Martin, later the sidekick on the Wild Wild West tv show.
If you haven't got it already, I can't help but think you'd enjoy Electric Eden, a lengthy monograph on the UK folk-into-rock scene by Rob Young, my first editor at The Wire. THe chapter on Nick Drake is the price of admission by itself.
The Utopia track is a potent reminder of how much Rundgren's singing changed in time between "Runt: The Ballad..." and the early '80s. To the latter period, all forte, all the time.
Sat. 9/10/11 10:32am dale:
@ tomb - d'oh! that's what i meant. having dinner with kafka after a night at the aztec lounge or pyramid would be interesting though
Sat. 9/10/11 10:35am Peter K.:
Bob Denver died in 2005. That's when his obituary ran in The New York Times (and many other places). That's when he died according to virtually every source online. Anyone who says he died just recently is wrong. Period.
Sat. 9/10/11 10:36am neil:
Hi Bob. I missed the Utopia track, but I saw Todd last night. He was amazing.
Sat. 9/10/11 10:37am Robert:
What did you think "the pivot" referred to? A basketball position?
Sat. 9/10/11 10:37am Peter K.:
Sat. 9/10/11 10:38am Robert:
It is funny how people seemed to have forgotten Bob Denver died, and it's news again.
Sat. 9/10/11 10:40am Robert:
I noticed in alt.fan.cecil-adams someone about a week ago dredged up a Bob Denver obit with the date stripped off. Another 5 years, they can do it again.
Sat. 9/10/11 10:49am p:
I just heard John Denver died, too!
Sat. 9/10/11 10:50am RHenderson:
"Walkin' My Cat..." Love this song. Norma, as you no doubt know, also wrote "Earthbound Gypsy," the source of a truly singular Dusty Springfield cover version.
Sat. 9/10/11 10:57am dale:
remember 'the good guys'?
Sat. 9/10/11 10:58am Harold:
still have my Good Guys buttons!
Sat. 9/10/11 10:58am Robert:
Well, if you listen to the context in the lyrics, it should be pretty obvious what "the pivot" refers to, but if you like basketball, I could see getting caught up in that. ;)
Sat. 9/10/11 10:58am Jack:
"My Mother The Car"
Sat. 9/10/11 10:59am RHenderson:
Happy 35th Bob! Here's to many more...
Sat. 9/10/11 11:00am Robert:
I have all sorts of misinterpret'ns of lyrics I've heard correctly but still misconstrued. Sometimes I prefer my misconstrual.
Sat. 9/10/11 11:00am p:
Least funny show ever: George Lopez
Sat. 9/10/11 11:02am Jack:
Can you still continue to comment after the show is over?
Sat. 9/10/11 11:09am fxo:
Sat. 9/10/11 12:26pm Jack:
Mon. 9/19/11 10:10am Jack:
And even a couple of weeks later...?
Mon. 10/17/11 9:01am Jack:
And now, almost a month later...?
Mon. 10/31/11 9:00am Jack:
Sat. 1/14/12 9:41am Jack:
Happy New Year!