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Options May 13, 2012: Hi, Mom!

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Rare Earth  Ma   Options Ma  Motown  1973  MP3      0:00:00 ()
Spinners  Sadie   Options Best of the Spinners  Atlantic  1978  LP  From 1974    0:18:35 ()
Leroy Hutson  Can't Say Enough About Mom   Options The Man!  Curtom  1974  LP      0:22:10 ()
The Intruders  I'll Always Love My Mama   Options The Philly Sound: Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff & The Story of Brotherly Love (1966-1976)  Sony  1997  CD  From 1973    0:29:27 ()
Aloe Blacc  Mama Hold My Hand   Options Good Things  Stones Throw  2010  CD      0:35:51 ()
Pure Essence  Wake Up   Options Soul Cal: Disco and Modern Soul 1971-1982  Now Again  2012  CD  From 1976  *   0:47:45 ()
Friends of Distinction  Dying to Live   Options The Best of the Friends of Distinction  RCA/BMG  1996  CD  From 1971    0:53:22 ()
The Sugarman Three  What the World Needs Now   Options What the World Needs Now  Daptone  2012  CD    *   0:57:58 ()
Nelo Costa  Stop   Options Sensacional Soul Vol. 3: 28 Spanish Soul Stompers 1966/1976  VampiSoul  2012  CD  From 1971 Spain  *   1:01:32 ()
John Kasandra  Ain't No Sin (To Have Fun)   Options Early Rappers: Hipper Than Hop, The Ancestors of Rap  Trikont  2011  CD  From 1969  *   1:05:09 ()
Tav Falco's Panther Burns  Brazil   Options Behind the Magnolia Curtain  Fat Possum  2012  CD  From 1981  *   1:08:48 ()
Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra  Brazil (Aquarela do Brasil)   Options Rumba Rumba  Acrobat  2008  CD  From 1943    1:12:36 ()
Shiner Hobo Band  Grinders Polka   Options Texas Bohemia Revisited  Trikont  2012  CD    *   1:15:21 ()
  Single File: a bunch of randomly selected 45s played in a row
Shango  Some Thing's a Man's Gotta Do   Options   Dunhill-abc  1970  45      1:25:56 ()
Richie Lecéa  Slowin' Down But Goin' Faster   Options   Wooden Nickel  1973  45      1:28:20 ()
Wilson Pickett  Take a Closer Look at the Woman You're With   Options   RCA  1973  45      1:31:05 ()
Millie Jackson  I'm Through Trying to Prove My Love to You   Options   Spring  1974  45      1:34:00 ()
Steve Young  Seven Bridges Road   Options   Reprise  1972  45      1:38:20 ()
The McCoys  Don't Worry Mother, Your Son's Heart Is Pure   Options   Bang  1966  45      1:41:40 ()
The Bubble Gum Machine  The Love of a Woman   Options   Senate  1968  45      1:44:55 ()
Shangri-Las  I Can Never Go Home Anymore   Options   Red Bird  1965  45  no "The" on label    1:48:04 ()
Anton Karas  The Harry Lime Theme   Options   Decca  1963  45  From 1949    1:51:23 ()
Morocco  Ela tho   Options Waking Up Scheherazade: Arabian Garage Psych Nuggets from the 60s and Early 70s  Ali Baba and His 40... Records  2008  LP  From 1967    2:08:03 ()
The Trypes  The Inner Light   Options Music for Neighbors  Acute  2012  LP  mid-80s  *   2:10:06 ()
Phil Manzanera/801  Island   Options Listen Now  Polydor  1977  LP      2:14:12 ()
Chris Forsyth & the Paranoid Cat Band  Long Warm Afternoon   Options   No Label  2011  MP3  live on The Long Rally with Scott McDowell; download it here    2:19:12 ()
The Durutti Column  Without Mercy (Stanzas 4 to 7)   Options Valuable Passages  Relativity  1987  LP  From 1984    2:28:12 ()
Felt  The World Is As Soft As Lace   Options Absolute Classic Masterpieces  Cherry Red  1991  CD  From 1984    2:34:56 ()
Blue Öyster Cult  (Don't Fear) The Reaper   Options Agents of Fortune  Columbia Legacy  2001  CD  demo version from 1975-6    2:39:08 ()
Percy Mayfield  The River's Invitation   Options Poet of the Blues  Specialty  1990  CD  From 1952    2:45:28 ()
Lee Hazlewood  I Just Learned to Run   Options The LHI Years: Singles, Nudes, and Backsides 1968-71  Light in the Attic  2012  CD  previously unreleased track  *   2:48:51 ()

Listener comments!

  Sun. 5/13/12 12:11am Destroit:

Hello Joe McG and all the fine listeners.
Avatar Sun. 5/13/12 12:14am Joe McG:

Hey, Destroit, Happy Day to you and any other mothers who are listening this evening....
Avatar Sun. 5/13/12 12:14am Joe McG:

Or should I say "muthas."
  Sun. 5/13/12 12:16am G:

I just wanna celebrate another day of livin.
  Sun. 5/13/12 12:17am Looms:

Won't be long before I collapse but: greetings Joe!
Avatar Sun. 5/13/12 12:17am Joe McG:

Only 8 minutes left!
  Sun. 5/13/12 12:18am Destroit:

Fasten' yer seatbelt, mom music is gonna blow you away!
  Sun. 5/13/12 12:21am What Would Rex Say?:

Avatar Sun. 5/13/12 12:23am Joe McG:

I think I have a WWRS bumper sticker on my car.
Avatar Sun. 5/13/12 12:23am Joe McG:

Hey, Looms!
  Sun. 5/13/12 12:24am G:

Did they lift this solo from CCR's "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" cover?
Avatar Sun. 5/13/12 12:26am Joe McG:

Hey, G--Maybe! They usually lifted from the Temptations, but given their producer, that's less surprising.
Avatar Sun. 5/13/12 12:29am Joe McG:

Hooray! Off for only one week and I forgot how to do everything!
  Sun. 5/13/12 12:29am 12539:

uh oh.
  Sun. 5/13/12 12:29am G:

I got curious. That Spinners track was from the same album as the big hit "Then Came You" with Dionne Warwick on vocals...
  Sun. 5/13/12 12:30am Equipment:

Gotcha! :)
  Sun. 5/13/12 12:31am Destroit:

Avatar Sun. 5/13/12 12:36am Joe McG:

Damn equipment! It always makes me do things wrong.
  Sun. 5/13/12 12:44am Looms:

After I've watched the sun going out, i've read your comment and I'm very disappointed, Joe! :D
Going to bed, bye all!
Avatar Sun. 5/13/12 12:45am Joe McG:

Strength through disappointment, Looms. G'night!
  Sun. 5/13/12 12:47am Sunrise:

It's 6:43 AM a little early to be going to bed, Looms? :-)
  Sun. 5/13/12 12:49am Destroit:

Goodnight Looms.
  Sun. 5/13/12 12:56am Chop Scott:

Cheers to the good son with that opening set...
Avatar Sun. 5/13/12 12:57am Joe McG:

Thanks, CS. I resisted going on with it. EWF's "Mom" is a gem. I kind of like the Supremes' "Living in Shame," too. Well, maybe another time!
  Sun. 5/13/12 1:22am Joe D.:

Hey Joe I got a requisition form for some ductwork here... the lack of response to my previous inquiries has got me pretty peeved... I already filed them twice... in triplicate...
  Sun. 5/13/12 1:22am Matt from Springfield:

Whew! Made it in time for Single File! AND Texas Bohemia, love that comp! How ya doin', Joe and everybody?!
Avatar Sun. 5/13/12 1:24am Joe McG:

@Duffy: Do you need me to make some calls?
Avatar Sun. 5/13/12 1:25am Joe McG:

@Matt: I'm doin' alright, still recovering from my death-defying illness...
  Sun. 5/13/12 1:26am Matt from Springfield:

With General Cranberry, illness won't know what hit it! :)
  Sun. 5/13/12 1:28am Joe D.:

yeah! Call Archibald Tuttle!
Avatar Sun. 5/13/12 1:33am Joe McG:

@Joe: No problem, I'll call the boys and they'll pay a personal visit. @Matt: I've had Cranberry in my house all week but the germs are anarchists.
  Sun. 5/13/12 1:34am Matt from Springfield:

Shango--sounds a bit like Mouth & McNeal,
I had thought the band was "Django".

@Joe: Nuclear option--Cranberry-Nyquil cocktail!
Avatar Sun. 5/13/12 1:36am Joe McG:

Wow, Matt, that sounds great! I used to be addicted to Nyquil. Slept like a baby for a full year.
Avatar Sun. 5/13/12 1:39am Joe McG:

Caution: Millie alert!
  Sun. 5/13/12 1:41am Matt from Springfield:

Boom! Millie swoops in, with a spoken intro too!
(Love is a *fire*, don't smother it into smoke...)
Avatar Sun. 5/13/12 1:43am Joe McG:

This song was originally on "Caught Up": on one side Millie is the wife and on the other she's the "other woman."
  Sun. 5/13/12 1:46am Matt from Springfield:

Wow, earlier version of that Eagles song.
Wasn't aware that's how Millie divided "Caught Up"--she has played both the wife and other woman before, but that's a creative way to divide a record!
Avatar Sun. 5/13/12 1:48am Joe McG:

Boy, am I a stoop--I didn't even know the Eagles recorded it. The version I know is by Dolly P.!
  Sun. 5/13/12 1:49am king penguin:

Mostly if not all acapella.
  Sun. 5/13/12 1:53am Matt from Springfield:

As with "Dazed and Confused" (Led Zep~Jake Holmes) and even "First Cut Is The Deepest" (Rod Stewart~Cat Stevens), many times the hit isn't the one by the original writer/singer.
  Sun. 5/13/12 1:54am Matt from Springfield:

Hi KP!
(Whenever I see your moniker, I think of Syd Barrett, singing not "I'm A King Bee", but "I'm A King Penguin" instead)
  Sun. 5/13/12 1:55am Matt from Springfield:

"Leader of the Pack" may be the Shangri-Las *best* song, I think this is their *finest* song (best arrangements, vocals).
  Sun. 5/13/12 1:56am Matt from Springfield:

ORIGINAL 45 too! "Red Bird" label, still sounds AMAZING!
  Sun. 5/13/12 1:56am king penguin:

Yeah but Led Zepplin flat out stole Dazed and Confused, and a lot of other things. Stewart just covered Cat Stevens, although Dylan successfully sued him for Forever Young.
  Sun. 5/13/12 1:58am Matt from Springfield:

Zeppelin's MO was to flat out steal songs from other people. I remember first hearing Jake Holmes version and being astounded how blatant that one was.
  Sun. 5/13/12 1:59am king penguin:

i'll gladly accept any mention of Syd Barrett and my nom de plume in same context.
  Sun. 5/13/12 1:59am Matt from Springfield:

Anton Karas! I always confused this with the "Third Man Theme", which is slightly different, but wow, that's the same composer! Variation on his other zither song.
  Sun. 5/13/12 2:01am Matt from Springfield:

Ah, The Adventures of Harry Lime, a radio "prequel" to The Third Man, also starring Orson Welles. I guess they altered the theme slightly.

"Most episodes would begin with "The Third Man Theme" being played, abruptly cut off by an echoing gunshot."
  Sun. 5/13/12 2:09am oogoo:

court teel u road
  Sun. 5/13/12 2:10am Matt from Springfield:

Court Teel U FMU...
  Sun. 5/13/12 2:15am Matt from Springfield:

"Arabian Garage Psych Nuggets from the 60s and Early 70s"!?!?!
Ali Baba and His 40 Records?!?
That sounds fake! Like the parody of a FMU selection! :)

Sounds splendidly awesome though!
  Sun. 5/13/12 2:18am Matt from Springfield:

A++ to The Trypes, they may be the only group to have covered "The Inner Light".
  Sun. 5/13/12 2:20am king penguin:

the Trypes are a Tryp.
  Sun. 5/13/12 2:27am Brian in UK:

Hello Joe. Sunshine & blue skies for a second day. Just fed our cat with the thyroid problem.
  Sun. 5/13/12 2:28am Matt from Springfield:

Thought this sounded familiar! Thanks for this cozy, groovy track. Thanks for this entire cozy, groovy set as a matter of fact.
  Sun. 5/13/12 2:28am Matt from Springfield:

Good sunny morning, Brian!
  Sun. 5/13/12 2:32am Brian in UK:

Good day to you Matt.
Avatar Sun. 5/13/12 2:32am Joe McG:

@Matt: Thanks, Matt! @Brian: Sorry to hear your cat has a thyroid problem. If it makes you feel any better, so do I!
  Sun. 5/13/12 2:34am Brian in UK:

Yes Joe but you do not try to wake me up at 5 o'clock to be fed!!
Avatar Sun. 5/13/12 2:35am Joe McG:

Ha ha!
  Sun. 5/13/12 2:37am Brian in UK:

Great to see you had some zither action earlier. Was it Michael Rennie in the TV series?
Avatar Sun. 5/13/12 2:39am Joe McG:

That's a stumper, Brian. I didn't know there was a Third Man series. I've only ever seen the film.
  Sun. 5/13/12 2:44am Brian in UK:

To be honest all you need is the film but something in the dusty recesses where spiders play tripped a memory. More tea I think. Nice set.
  Sun. 5/13/12 2:46am clarke:

3rd Man was a radio series - orson welles, produced and acted in - under a contract - as Harry Lime. they are very good.
  Sun. 5/13/12 2:47am Matt from Springfield:

This demo is excellent quality as is
(though needs tons more cowbell...)
  Sun. 5/13/12 2:48am clarke:

welles was short on money and had to 'whore himself out' on the radio to be able to finance some of the films he wanted to make..
  Sun. 5/13/12 2:49am clarke:

and i lost my viginity to Don't Fear The Reaper (the long version, ha ha).
Avatar Sun. 5/13/12 2:49am Joe McG:

@Matt: One of the members was on Diane's show this week talking about cowbell. @Clarke: Ha ha ha!
  Sun. 5/13/12 2:50am clarke:

yea -- the whole thing started and ended -- crazy middle part and all...ha ha ha.
  Sun. 5/13/12 2:51am Joe B.:

Duck Dunn RIP
  Sun. 5/13/12 2:51am P-90:

Never caught this BOC demo before. So different from the album version that hit so big (with plenty of cowbell), but they knew what they were after. The tempo is identical to the final arrangement, the essence of the final version is all there. Fun to hear the process.
Avatar Sun. 5/13/12 2:52am Joe McG:

@Joe B: Oh, no! Now I know what the last song will be...
  Sun. 5/13/12 2:52am clarke:

my (younger) friend has everyone beat: he lost his virginity to Accidents Will Happen..
  Sun. 5/13/12 2:52am Matt from Springfield:

@Joe B: Nooooooooooo!!
Another RIP, farewell to Donald "Duck" Dunn. Booker T and the MGs. Blues Brothers. We miss you.
  Sun. 5/13/12 2:54am clarke:

oh man, i am friends with Duck's niece, melissa dunn -- memphis songwriter/musician. will have to get in touch...damn.
  Sun. 5/13/12 2:55am P-90:

Glad I caught the MG's last time they were in town. These guys all seem too young to be dropping like flies.
  Sun. 5/13/12 2:56am Brian in UK:

  Sun. 5/13/12 3:00am Matt from Springfield:

Thanks Joe, we'll get a tribute next time. Hope you're feeling 100% better by then.
See you all later!
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