Busy Doing Nothing with Charlie Options | A virtual supermarket sweep of recorded history, with an emphasis on processed cheese.

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Playlist for 26 February 2015 Options | The good, the bad, and Shirley

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Artist Song Album Label Images Approx. start time
The Good The Bad  034   Options From 034 to 050  Stray Cat     
Paul Revere & The Raiders  Good Thing   Options Spirit of '67  Columbia 
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0:01:54 ()
Professor Irwin Corey  Introduction   Options I Feel More Like I Do Now  Gateway    0:05:00 ()
Keith Mansfield  Proud Theme 5   Options Theme Suites: KPM 1095  KPM     0:06:32 ()
Shirley Bassey  What About Today?   Options Shirley Bassey Is Really Something  United Artists    0:08:55 ()
The Del Rubio Triplets  I Feel Good   Options Whip It  Del Rubio Triplets    0:12:04 ()
Los Lobos  Life Is Good   Options Colossal Head  Warner Bros.    0:14:39 ()
Alberta Hunter  I'm Having a Good Time   Options Amtrak Blues  Columbia 
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0:18:27 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
The Inner Thumb 
Club Kidnap   Options Soul Ecstasy  Emperor Norton    0:20:53 ()
El Chicano  I Feel Free   Options Celebration  Kapp    0:25:15 ()
Sukia  Feel'n Free   Options Contacto Espacial con el Tercer Sexo  Nickel Bag    0:28:35 ()
The Red Krayola  We Feel Fine   Options Hazel  Drag City    0:33:38 ()
The Wailers  Nice Time   Options 7-inch single  Tuff Gong    0:35:34 ()
Shirley Ellis  Whisper To Me Wind   Options 7-inch single  Congress    0:38:05 ()
Shirley Scott Trio  The Five O'Clock Whistle   Options Great Scott!  Impulse 
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0:40:27 ()
Dick Shawn  High Is Better Than Low   Options Sings With His Little People  20th Century Records    0:43:15 ()
The Kinks  Where Have All the Good Times Gone   Options The Kink Kontroversy  Castle    0:45:37 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Stock, Hausen & Walkman  
Stripper   Options Organ Transplants vol. 2  Hot Air    0:48:24 ()
Karen Mantler  I Wanna Be Good   Options My Cat Arnold  XtraWatt/ECM 
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0:51:34 ()
Eartha Kitt  I Want to Be Evil   Options The Essential Eartha Kitt  Sony Legacy    0:55:09 ()
John Fred and His Playboy Band  Most Unlikely to Succeed   Options Agnes Englsih  Paula    0:58:35 ()
Shirley Henderson  The Sun Whose Rays Are All Ablaze   Options Topsy-Turvy (soundtrack)  Sony Classical    1:00:57 ()
The Clean  Whatever I Do It's Right   Options Anthology  Flying Nun; Merge    1:03:15 ()
Dick & Dee Dee  Where Did the Good Times Go   Options Best of  Varese Sarabande    1:05:45 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Bolliger & Gloor 
Sonderschuler   Options Summloch  Bolliger & Gloor    1:08:25 ()
Tomek  Life Is Good   Options Love & Hate  ATL Records    1:11:45 ()
Nick Lowe  I'm a Mess   Options The Convincer  Yep Roc    1:17:45 ()
Gary Burghoff, Reva Rose  Dr. Lucy   Options You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (original cast album)  Decca 
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1:20:53 ()
Ringo Starr  I'm the Greatest   Options Ringo  EMI/Apple    1:23:53 ()
Murphy Working Stiffs  Everything I Do Is So Bad   Options Metamurphosis  Noise Method 
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1:26:55 ()
Paul Sturm  Times Are Bad   Options Long Distance  Turnstyle Media    1:29:05 ()
Chic  Good Times   Options Risque  Atlantic    1:32:00 ()
Sugarhill Gang  Rapper's Reprise (Jam-Jam)   Options Sugarhill Gang  Sugar Hill    1:35:47 ()
Shirley Horn  The Spell You Spin (The Web You Weave)   Options Q: The Musical Biography Of Quincy Jones (various artists)  Rhino    1:43:02 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Mouse on Mars 
Pinwheel Herman   Options Niun Niggung  Thrill Jockey    1:45:30 ()
Shirley Alston  Song on My Mind   Options Lady Rose  Strawberry Records    1:48:22 ()
Shirley & Company  I Guess Things Have to Change   Options Shame, Shame, Shame  Vibration; Collectables    1:51:17 ()
Keith Mansfield  Proud Theme 5   Options Theme Suites: KPM 1095  KPM    1:54:35 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Public Enemy 
Bring the Noise (No Noise Instrumental)   Options 12-inch single  Def Jam    1:57:09 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/26/15 12:00pm listener james from westwood:

For people trying to avoid negative personalities, they sure are good at drawing skulls.
Avatar Thu. 2/26/15 12:01pm ndbob:

afternoon Charlie, James, everyone!
Avatar Thu. 2/26/15 12:01pm bobdoesthings:

hello.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/26/15 12:01pm Carmichael:

Good day, Sir Charles.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/26/15 12:01pm thatpatsmith:

Hazel!
Avatar Thu. 2/26/15 12:02pm glenn:

are they trying to say pirates are debbie downers?
  Thu. 2/26/15 12:03pm Listening Out There:

Howdy again from the left coast...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/26/15 12:04pm Dominick:

Good, good good
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/26/15 12:04pm Michael:

Hola Charlie!
Avatar Thu. 2/26/15 12:04pm Charlie:

Busy Doing Nothing greetings to:
James NDBob, BobDT, Carmichael, Pat, Glenn, Listening, Dominick.
Avatar Thu. 2/26/15 12:05pm Charlie:

James -- you gotta acknowledge the skull before you can eradicate the negative personality traits.
  Thu. 2/26/15 12:05pm jan:

Paul Revere and the Raiders- must have heard that last at the Jr. High dance.
  Thu. 2/26/15 12:06pm Listening Out There:

RE the Raiders: Let us not forget Fang...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/26/15 12:10pm Lewis:

I collect, digitize, de-pop, photograph and categorize music like this. I aspire to talking over it… (warning; this is what decades of fmu listening has wrought)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/26/15 12:14pm Uncle Michael:

Charlie, you so cray cray.

Thank you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/26/15 12:15pm Lewis:

Ahmen to @UM
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/26/15 12:15pm Uncle Michael:

Lewis, you need to blog that library music so leeches like me can benefit from your hard work, effortlessly.
Avatar Thu. 2/26/15 12:16pm bobdoesthings:

get it together!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/26/15 12:16pm Lewis:

@UM - I am working in that direction. Will keep you posted.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/26/15 12:17pm Uncle Michael:

Better a Del Rubio equipment than wardrobe malfunction.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/26/15 12:17pm listener james from westwood:

@Lewis: That would indeed be a mighty music blog.
Avatar Thu. 2/26/15 12:18pm Charlie:

Hey Michael, Jan, Lewis, Uncle Michael
Avatar Thu. 2/26/15 12:19pm Charlie:

I should digitize the few library music albums I have in return for all the ones I've downloaded online. That is one I do have on vinyl.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/26/15 12:19pm Carmichael:

I used to watch the Del Rubio Triplets on the Pee Wee Herman show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/26/15 12:19pm Wendy del Formaggio:

I just finished interviewing a cheesemaker about rinds, so now I can tune in. Hi Charlie! My head is still above water.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/26/15 12:20pm Uncle Michael:

I wish all the Fraykers stuff hadn't become so difficult to track down. That person ws doing the lord's work.

I should really go wash my rind.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/26/15 12:21pm Lewis:

@WdF - you write some of the greatest sentences!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/26/15 12:21pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Uncle Michael, only if you want a very specific kind of cheese.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/26/15 12:21pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Thanks, Lewis! That's my job.
Avatar Thu. 2/26/15 12:22pm Erella:

LOVE Alberta Hunter
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/26/15 12:22pm Uncle Michael:

I'm afraid that if I don't wash it soon, I'll have the wrong kind of cheese.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/26/15 12:23pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Uncle Michael, I think it's illegal to sell that kind of cheese in the United States.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/26/15 12:25pm Carmichael:

Don't forget Mrs. Partridge, Charlie!
Avatar Thu. 2/26/15 12:25pm Parq:

No one's done a "Surely" joke yet? My my ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/26/15 12:25pm Webhamster Henry:

"Don't call me Shirley"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/26/15 12:26pm Uncle Michael:

I'm braced for Shirley & Squirrely.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/26/15 12:27pm Wendy del Formaggio:

I'm fond of Shirley Hemphill.
Avatar Thu. 2/26/15 12:29pm Charlie:

A late BDN welcome to Wendy, Erella, Parq, and Henry. And Shirley. All the Shirleys.
Avatar Thu. 2/26/15 12:30pm glenn:

i wanna know what the cheesemaker had to say in re: rinds.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/26/15 12:32pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Shirley Jackson wrote "The Lottery" while living in North Bennington, Vermont. If that's not a rousing endorsement for my neighbors to the west, I don't know what is.
Avatar Thu. 2/26/15 12:32pm bobdoesthings:

is this Sukia original music or sampled/mixed ?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/26/15 12:33pm listener james from westwood:

I'm fond of Reggiano rinds! I'm also fond of fond.
Avatar Thu. 2/26/15 12:34pm schmutz:

Quietly listening (also curious about the rinds)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/26/15 12:35pm Wendy del Formaggio:

You'll have to read my article when it comes out next Wednesday. **shameless self-promotion**
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/26/15 12:35pm Wendy del Formaggio:

www.commonsnews.org
Avatar Thu. 2/26/15 12:36pm Charlie:

Bobdoes -- I think it's all original.
Avatar Thu. 2/26/15 12:37pm bobdoesthings:

@charlie- ah cool, thanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/26/15 12:39pm Michael:

Charlie and Wendy: Brattleboro featured last night on Boston's Chronicle program:
tinyurl.com...
Can't find the full video but this bit: tinyurl.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/26/15 12:43pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Thanks Michael! The server here is SLOW, so I bookmarked it for later. From the headline, it looks like they're talking about Duo, the new restaurant. I wrote about them a few months ago.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/26/15 12:43pm Uncle Michael:

Admit it. We all heard this melody first from Bugs Bunny.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/26/15 12:44pm listener james from westwood:

"Five O'Clock Whistle" = compulsively whistle-able.
@UM: Absolutely.
Avatar Thu. 2/26/15 12:45pm Charlie:

I heard most of the classics first on WB cartoons -- classical and standard pop songs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/26/15 12:45pm Uncle Michael:

Some year my DJ premium will all be songs we first heard as kids from the cartoons. Lot's of Popeye exposure for me too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/26/15 12:47pm Wendy del Formaggio:

UM: do it! That would be awesome. I am trying to remember if Woody Woodpecker has any material for that project. It's been awhile.
Avatar Thu. 2/26/15 12:48pm Parq:

Those were obviously children, but when I see Dick Shawn doing an act with "His Little People", I immediately picture a flock of disorderly midgets.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/26/15 12:48pm Carmichael:

I've always loved Dick Shawn's work. Best Hitler EVAH!
Avatar Thu. 2/26/15 12:51pm Erella:

Would you include charlie brown songs.
Look at this lovely old cartoon.
www.youtube.com...
Avatar Thu. 2/26/15 12:51pm glenn:

a turnip as state vegetable. i like that thinking.
Avatar Thu. 2/26/15 12:51pm bobdoesthings:

nice @erella!
Avatar Thu. 2/26/15 12:52pm Parq:

Wendala, Uncle M's proposal immediately had me scanning my memory of WW cartoons, too. Great minds, and all that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/26/15 12:52pm Wendy del Formaggio:

glenn: not just ANY turnip. The Gilfeather is unique. Mainly because it's not disgusting.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/26/15 12:52pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Parq: yup!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/26/15 12:53pm listener james from westwood:

@UM, that's a winning idea.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/26/15 12:53pm Uncle Michael:

The theme from WW has it's basis in a popular song!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/26/15 12:56pm Uncle Michael:

There are many melodies that are burned into boomer and post-boomer brains by the cartoons, that most of us don't even think of as popular songs. I think things Bugs hums or whistles are prime among them. Another one is "By A Waterfall."
Avatar Thu. 2/26/15 12:56pm Charlie:

good one, Erella!
Oh, I've missed a discussion of the Gilfeather Turnip! A truly wonderful vegetable.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/26/15 12:59pm Wendy del Formaggio:

This Eartha Kitt numbah is one of my favorites. So many hilarious lines... The one about the theater and stepping on people's feet always gets me.
  Thu. 2/26/15 12:59pm frenchee:

Oh EARTHA! Singin' my theme song.
Avatar Thu. 2/26/15 12:59pm Parq:

UM, let's talk about "I Wanna Sing-A". How many people - probably more in the FMUnierse than most -- know that the song began as a move song featuring Jolson and Calloway serenading each other from penthouse balconies set across the street from each other -- the latter accompanied by his full band?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/26/15 1:00pm Carmichael:

Now you just need a song called "I Want to Be Shirley".
Avatar Thu. 2/26/15 1:01pm Parq:

And now I'm picturing Wendy and Frenchee slinking into a cabaret at 2 in the morning, laying waste to the menfolk.
Avatar Thu. 2/26/15 1:02pm Charlie:

Oh, Frenchee, you'll have to try hard to be bad :)
Wendy -- that's my fave line too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/26/15 1:04pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Parq: Oh, so you were there!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/26/15 1:04pm Uncle Michael:

I don't think I've ever seen Al and Cab, Parq.
Avatar Thu. 2/26/15 1:05pm Charlie:

Parq -- I love "I Wanna Sing-a"! I've played the whole soundtrack of the cartoon on air. And it was just recently that I learned of the Cab Calloway - Jolson origins. I believe there's a youtube video around.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/26/15 1:05pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Uh oh! Now I have to go interview a woman about a very old round schoolhouse that may have been designed and built by a Scottish bandit-in-exile. Bye everyone! Hear ya on the archives, Charlie!
Avatar Thu. 2/26/15 1:05pm Parq:

Uncle M, Youtube it, man! Oh, it is a wonder.
Avatar Thu. 2/26/15 1:07pm Charlie:

Bye, Wendy!
Avatar Thu. 2/26/15 1:14pm glenn:

because it's not like much of canada and the u.s. were peopled by ex bandits from the british isles.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/26/15 1:15pm Brian in UK:

Hello Charlie, who is your marathon buddy or are you cloning?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/26/15 1:15pm Brian in UK:

@glenn STAND AND DELIVER.
Avatar Thu. 2/26/15 1:17pm Charlie:

Hey Brian, I'll be doing my shows here, so no co-hosts. I think all of you will have to be my buddies.
  Thu. 2/26/15 1:23pm frenchee:

@Parq, @Wendy, @Charlie CABARET all around!
  Thu. 2/26/15 1:24pm Listening Out There:

The Doctor Is In
Avatar Thu. 2/26/15 1:25pm Charlie:

That'll be five cents.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/26/15 1:26pm Carmichael:

Dennis Moore, Dennis Moore, riding through the night.
Avatar Thu. 2/26/15 1:27pm Roberto:

Sorry I'm late. What'd I miss?
Avatar Thu. 2/26/15 1:30pm northguineahills:

@Roberto: ditto!
  Thu. 2/26/15 1:30pm frenchee:

I forgot to say earlier that I love Karen Mantler. She's like a modern-day Lizabeth Scott mixed with Ricki Lee Jones. Or something
  Thu. 2/26/15 1:31pm Andy the painter:

oh man.... I've been working and now I'm hungry and wanna go to lunch but I don't wanna miss anything!
great show, Charlie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/26/15 1:31pm Carmichael:

This sounds like Madeline Kahn doing Francoise Hardy.
Avatar Thu. 2/26/15 1:32pm still b/p:

Yeah, was just gonna ask if that was a Lili Von Shtupp tribute band.
Avatar Thu. 2/26/15 1:33pm Charlie:

Hi Roberto, NGH,
Good call there, @Frenchee -- I love her too
Hi Andy and still b/p
  Thu. 2/26/15 1:33pm frenchee:

Hoosier HOMEBOY Paul Sturm!
  Thu. 2/26/15 1:34pm frenchee:

I just might be one of the cheering section on that one....I used to be cool!!!!!!
Avatar Thu. 2/26/15 1:35pm Erella:

I am enjoying this music. Thank you.
  Thu. 2/26/15 1:35pm frenchee:

Charlie you're killin' it today. Good times indeed.
Avatar Thu. 2/26/15 1:36pm Charlie:

Right place, right time, eh Frenchee? Did you live in Indiana then? Or are you from there?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/26/15 1:37pm listener james from westwood:

That Sturm was a gasser.
  Thu. 2/26/15 1:37pm frenchee:

Yes and yes. Paul is actually from Cincinnati but he spent many years making weird sounds in Bloomington, IN, where I matriculated (as Danny Stiles would say).
  Thu. 2/26/15 1:37pm Andy the painter:

hmmmm....
maybe I will have clams on the half shell for lunch.
Avatar Thu. 2/26/15 1:38pm still b/p:

What's the word...let's make one..for those songs of the past once personally regarded as annoyances or mere dismissable pop wallpaper and later enjoyed as great fun or a goose of sentimentality.
  Thu. 2/26/15 1:39pm frenchee:

@still b/p: it's called disco, I think. Or ABBA.
Avatar Thu. 2/26/15 1:40pm Charlie:

@still b/p: let's call it distance. or the wisdom of age. . .
Avatar Thu. 2/26/15 1:41pm Charlie:

meanwhile:
"I'm twice as nice, skating on ice,
The dedicated king of the disco slice"
Avatar Thu. 2/26/15 1:42pm Charlie:

Can you say "matriculate" on the air?
Avatar Thu. 2/26/15 1:42pm northguineahills:

I pretty much unconsciously missed disco on the first pass, but by the late 90s, I started to dig Italo and electro disco, but the disco craze that's at every third club around here is crap (well, some of them are actually good, but they are in the minority)

Haven't heard this Sugar Hill in years.... nice.
  Thu. 2/26/15 1:46pm gary mitchell:

wow this is great
  Thu. 2/26/15 1:49pm Listening Out There:

Shirley...win? Shirley, you jest...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/26/15 1:51pm Mike East:

really digging the show today, Charlie, though been too busy doing something to comment
Avatar Thu. 2/26/15 1:52pm Charlie:

Howday to Gary and Mike East.
  Thu. 2/26/15 1:53pm gary mitchell:

15 years after "will you still love me tomorrow"
Avatar Thu. 2/26/15 1:54pm ndbob:

excellent show Charlie!!
Avatar Thu. 2/26/15 1:55pm glenn:

democrats rejoice. news.nationalpost.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/26/15 1:58pm listener james from westwood:

Lovely stuff, Charlie, as always; many thanks!
Avatar Thu. 2/26/15 1:58pm still b/p:

@ glenn -- And Zeus said, "Release...the dufus!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/26/15 1:59pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks for the musical respite, Charlie.
  Thu. 2/26/15 2:00pm gary mitchell:

i look forward to hearing what i missed.... playlist looks wonderfully eclectic
Avatar Thu. 2/26/15 2:00pm glenn:

*looks at pocket book of zeus quotes, gives up*.
Avatar Thu. 2/26/15 2:01pm still b/p:

I feel like a got a nice full serving of Nothing pie in just a half-hour. Thanks.
  Thu. 2/26/15 2:01pm Listening Out There:

thanks again! catcha next time
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/26/15 2:01pm Michael:

Great show or greatest show? In any case, lots of fun. thanks Charlie!
Avatar Thu. 2/26/15 2:02pm Charlie:

Good to see you all, thanks for dropping by!
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