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Playlist for 13 November 2014 Options | Water show

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Artist Song Album Label Comments Approx. start time
Fred Astaire with Johnny Green  We Saw the Sea, from Follow the Fleet   Options Starring Fred Astaire  Columbia     
Phofo  Aye Aye Captain   Options Phofo website download    Here's the website; not sure if the songs are still there.  0:03:31 ()
The Valparaiso Men's Chorus  So Early in the Morning   Options Guano & Nitrates  Velvety Pod    0:07:00 ()
Alvin & the Chipmunks  Row Your Boat   Options Sing Again With the Chipmunks  Libery/EMI    0:09:14 ()
David Arvedon  Buckets of Water   Options In search of the most unforgettable tree we ever met (1967-1974)  Arf Arf    0:10:48 ()
Dragibus  A Crocodile in an Aquarium   Options Extra Musica  Autobus    0:15:23 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Brad Swanson 
Beyond the Reef   Options Goes Hawaiian  Thunderbird    0:18:30 ()
The Clerkenwell Kid  Bathtime in Clerkenwell   Options I, Lucifer (Soundtrack)  Six Degrees    0:21:41 ()
King Bennie Nawahi  Singing in the Bathtub   Options Hot Hawaiian Guitar  Yazoo    0:24:19 ()
Donna Regina  Blue of the Pool   Options Late  Karaoke Kalk    0:26:51 ()
Freddy McGuire   Down to the Sea   Options    
from the video
 
0:31:58 ()
Cibo Matto  Empty Pool   Options Hotel Valentine  Chimera    0:33:23 ()
The Philistines Jr.  We Will All Go Down Together   Options The Sinking of the S.S. Danehower  Tarquin/Dot Dot Dash    0:37:29 ()
Chorale de l'Accueil Bonneau  La Mer   Options Hit Inherent  Chorale de l'Accueil Bonneau    0:40:14 ()
Hues Corporation  Rock the Boat   Options Freedom for the Stallion  RCA    0:44:03 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
David Weinstein 
The Fifth Perfume   Options Perfume  Tzadik    0:47:08 ()
Frank Pahl  Watergirl   Options The Back of Beyond  Novel Cell Poem    0:50:49 ()
Paul Robeson  Waterboy   Options 78  HMV  download  0:53:29 ()
Terence Trent D'Arby  Wishing Well   Options 7-inch single  Columbia    0:56:03 ()
Utility Project  The Well   Options 1/33  Utility Project    0:59:41 ()
Marty Robbins  Cool Water   Options Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs  Columbia    1:01:00 ()
Eno/Cale  The River   Options Wrong Way Up  Opal/Warner Bros.    1:04:01 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Sven Libaek 
In the Wave, from To Ride a White Horse   Options Inner Space (The Lost Film Music Of Sven Libaek)  Trunk    1:08:18 ()
Hanne Hukkelberg  Cast Anchor   Options Little Things  Leaf    1:11:39 ()
Parlor James  Clementine   Options Old Dreams  Sire    1:16:06 ()
Four Seasons  No Surfin' Today   Options 7-inch single  Philips    1:19:53 ()
Peggy Lee  Going Rowing, from Chinese Love Poems   Options Sea Shells (reissue with Black Coffee)  MCA  Poem by Li Po  1:22:37 ()
David Thomas  What Do We Do With a Drunken Sailor   Options Rogues Gallery - Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys (various artists)  Anti  a Hal Wilner production  1:24:01 ()
Joseph Spence  Sloop John B.   Options Bahamian Guitarist  Arhoolie    1:27:45 ()
Monkees  Goin' Down   Options Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. (reissue bonus track)  Colgems/Rhino    1:30:51 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Tommy Morgan & The Warren Barker Orchestra 
Beyond the Reef   Options Tropicale  Warner Bros.    1:35:42 ()
Fountains of Wayne  Sink to the Bottom   Options Fountains of Wayne  Tag/Atlantic    1:39:05 ()
Herman's Hermits  Sea Cruise   Options Introducing  MGM    1:42:07 ()
Ivory Joe Hunter  I Got Your Water On   Options 78  King  download  1:44:17 ()
Otis Redding  You Left the Water Running   Options The Fame Studio Story - 1961-1973  (Kent/Ace)    1:46:36 ()
Ivy  Edge of the Ocean   Options Long Distance  Nettwerk    1:49:32 ()
The Valparaiso Men's Chorus  Spanish Ladies   Options Guano & Nitrates  Velvety Pod  info on the history of this song  1:53:46 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Ramsey Lewis 
Wade in the Water   Options Best of  Cadet    1:58:04 ()


See y'all next week!


Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/13/14 11:09am annie:

i'm only here for that beautiful painting
Avatar Thu. 11/13/14 11:23am Charlie:

"Come for the painting; stay for the music"!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/13/14 11:23am annie:

it's 2! 2! 2 treats in one!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 11/13/14 11:55am Michael:

Hey now Charlie. And hi annie. I'm not a strong swimmer.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/13/14 11:55am listener james from westwood:

Apropos to your email and playlist, I will be in the shower for the first minutes of the program. All hail the mobile app!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/13/14 11:57am Jeff Golick:

I'm here for the Cheetos.

Where are the Cheetos?
Avatar Thu. 11/13/14 11:59am ndbob:

afternoon Charlie and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/13/14 12:01pm annie:

hey all!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/13/14 12:02pm Mike East:

puffy or crunchy, Jeff?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/13/14 12:03pm Jeff Golick:

I'm feeling pretty punchy, if possible, Mike.
Avatar Thu. 11/13/14 12:04pm still b/p:

Was that the version from Follow the Fleet or from somewhere else?
Avatar Thu. 11/13/14 12:04pm Charlie:

Hi all!
Avatar Thu. 11/13/14 12:04pm still b/p:

Never mind, playlist knows all, tells all.
Avatar Thu. 11/13/14 12:04pm Charlie:

still b/p: the recordings on that album are from studio recordings separate from the films
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/13/14 12:05pm Holly in NC:

Good afternoon!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/13/14 12:06pm Mike East:

Ok, Jeff. I'll see what I have in the pantry...there should be a large can of Hawaiian Punch left from the 80's in there.
Avatar Thu. 11/13/14 12:06pm still b/p:

Ah, thanks....thought it sounded like it might be that sorta studio thing.
  Thu. 11/13/14 12:11pm jan:

hear here.
Avatar Thu. 11/13/14 12:16pm still b/p:

Chipmunk track makes me repost Bagdasarian trivia that I thought was particularly interesting, connection-and-surprise-wise: he co-wrote the song Come On a My House with his cousin, writer William Saroyan. And he had a role as one of the neighbors providing snoopertainment for Jimmy Stewart in the movie Rear Window.
Avatar Thu. 11/13/14 12:18pm Charlie:

today, that's Come On-a My HouseBoat, still b/p
thanks for the trivia!
Avatar Thu. 11/13/14 12:19pm ndbob:

@b/p knew about Come On a My House but not about his part in The Rear Window
Avatar    Thu. 11/13/14 12:20pm Roberto:

Woohoo it's Charlie!
Avatar Thu. 11/13/14 12:21pm Dominick:

Me feel so broke up
www.youtube.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/13/14 12:22pm listener james from westwood:

Oooh, this is a fave.
Avatar Thu. 11/13/14 12:25pm still b/p:

Dominick...THAT is a hoot, enough to make mermaids throw shell-bras and tail scales on the deck.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/13/14 12:29pm Artie Haywire:

I'm all wet (but happy).
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/13/14 12:40pm northguineahills:

Holy crap, this my old friend's band from FL (Philistines Jr.). Haven't heard them in over 15 years.
Avatar    Thu. 11/13/14 12:40pm Roberto:

Is this a Billy Joel cover?
Avatar Thu. 11/13/14 12:41pm Charlie:

NGH: I'm a big fan of that record.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/13/14 12:45pm listener james from westwood:

I'm a big fan of this Hues Corp. record!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/13/14 12:46pm Alex In Illinois:

When I was a kid, we would dance to this and during the chorus, we would act like we were on a boat that is rocking.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 11/13/14 12:50pm Uncle Michael:

We should institute a buddy system if we're going down to the pool.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/13/14 12:56pm northguineahills:

I'm impressed that I recognized this as Paul Robeson. I own nothing by him, and have only heard Old Man River by him. Distinctive voice, I know.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/13/14 12:57pm Mike East:

ha! I just listened to a new Screaming Females track yesterday called Wishing Well, and started singing this song in my head.
Avatar Thu. 11/13/14 1:02pm Charlie:

I heard you Mike East.
Avatar Thu. 11/13/14 1:03pm Charlie:

That Hues Corp song deserved to be a big hit. Amazing arrangement, enthusiasm, catchiness.
Avatar Thu. 11/13/14 1:04pm Dominick:

Charlie, I thought it was.
Avatar Thu. 11/13/14 1:05pm Charlie:

Yes it was, I just meant it was deserving of its success.
Avatar Thu. 11/13/14 1:05pm Dominick:

Indeed
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/13/14 1:05pm northguineahills:

I got this Eno/Cale album shortly after HS. It took a good decade before I was able to appreciate it.
Avatar Thu. 11/13/14 1:16pm Dominick:

Yes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/13/14 1:17pm Parq:

Anything with Amy Allison is always welcome.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/13/14 1:21pm listener james from westwood:

I was in a car when I first heard Amy A. Think it was on Laura Cantrell's show. I had to pull over. Was that blown away.
Avatar Thu. 11/13/14 1:21pm still b/p:

What do you suppose the simple metal percussion item was in that Clementine? I'm guessing it was some barn or garage or kitchen hardware, and not off the music store shelf.
Avatar Thu. 11/13/14 1:29pm Charlie:

Agreed about Amy A.
and dig found percussion and other instruments.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 11/13/14 1:29pm Uncle Michael:

Blind Melon Chitlin's inspiration?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/13/14 1:32pm Lewis:

is this actually little Davy Jones? - pretty cool actually...
Avatar Thu. 11/13/14 1:33pm still b/p:

It's Mickey. Just a moment ago I was thinking about a local Clash of the Titans live covers match-up that had Beach Boys vs. Monkees, and as I said at the time, it wasn't a fair fight. Today I wondered if Beach Boys vs. Four Season might've been a better contest, and No Surfin' Today woulda been a fun diss to include.
Avatar Thu. 11/13/14 1:33pm Charlie:

Micky Dolenz, actually.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/13/14 1:35pm Lewis:

Thanks @still b/p
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/13/14 1:35pm Lewis:

Thanks Charlie!
Avatar Thu. 11/13/14 1:43pm still b/p:

Mrs. Brown, You've Got A Lovely Dory.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/13/14 1:46pm Gaylord Fields:

Hi, Chaz! I'm waving, not drowning.
Avatar Thu. 11/13/14 1:46pm Charlie:

thanks for today's quip, b/p
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/13/14 1:47pm Gaylord Fields:

@still b/p: She's a Mast to Avoid
Avatar Thu. 11/13/14 1:48pm Doug Schulkind:

I always loved James and Bobby Purify's version of this number. Purified water!
Avatar Thu. 11/13/14 1:48pm Charlie:

Hi Gaylord! Don't worry, if you start to go down, I'll throw you a lifesaver.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 11/13/14 1:48pm doctorjazz:

Getting soggy, catching a chill...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/13/14 1:52pm Gaylord Fields:

Underwater Theme Park, indeed!
Avatar Thu. 11/13/14 1:53pm Charlie:

Yes, ha ha G!
Avatar Thu. 11/13/14 1:53pm Charlie:

Stay tuned for Matt Fiveash, up next. Here's his playlist:
www.wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/13/14 1:54pm northguineahills:

This fun, Charlie, thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 11/13/14 1:55pm Uncle Michael:

I really enjoy these Rogue's Gallery releases.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 11/13/14 1:55pm Uncle Michael:

This isn't from one of them?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/13/14 1:56pm Gaylord Fields:

@Charlie: I can't wait for Matt to play the Nutopian International Anthem, There's a Riot Goin' On, Beware! The Funk Is Everywhere, and that Son of Pete 45!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/13/14 1:57pm Parq:

Note to NJ folks: RIP Marge Roukema.
Avatar Thu. 11/13/14 1:57pm Charlie:

Thanks for sailing with me today, folks! See you next week :)
Avatar Thu. 11/13/14 1:58pm ndbob:

excellent show Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/13/14 1:58pm listener james from westwood:

Thanks mightily, Charlie!
Avatar Thu. 11/13/14 1:59pm Doug Schulkind:

***If your media player or iTunes gets stuck between Charlie and Matt, just stop it and re-start it!***
Avatar Thu. 11/13/14 1:59pm Dominick:

My shirt's all wet
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/13/14 1:59pm Gaylord Fields:

@Charlie: Thanks for showing me how to float above it all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/13/14 2:00pm northguineahills:

thanks for the wiki link!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/13/14 2:00pm Mike East:

no hank williams...never expect the expected on wfmu
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/13/14 2:00pm Alex In Illinois:

Some of the cuts on the Rogue's Gallery releases are great, but some are rubbish.
Avatar    Thu. 11/13/14 2:01pm Roberto:

I knew I recognized this from Hip Transistor!
Avatar Thu. 11/13/14 2:01pm still b/p:

As King Bennie says, "Reaching for a towel..." thanks, Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 11/13/14 2:01pm Michael:

Thanks much Charlie!
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