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Playlist for 05 March 2015 Options | Musical animals

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Artist Song Album Label Approx. start time
Groucho Marx and cast  Hooray for Captain Spaulding; Hello I Must Be Going, from Animal Crackers   Options The Marx Brothers Sing and Play  Chansons Cinema  0:00:00 ()
Hal Swain & His Band  Hunting Tigers Out in India (Yah)   Options Songs The Bonzo Dog Band Taught Us: A Pre-History of the Bonzos (various artists)  Lightning Tree  0:05:38 ()
Kim Fowley  Animal Man   Options Outrageous  Imperial  0:08:11 ()
Gilda Radner  Let's Talk Dirty to the Animals   Options Live From New York  Warner Bros.  0:10:41 ()
They Might Be Giants  The Guitar, featuring Laura Cantrell   Options Apollo 18  Elektra  0:13:16 ()
Bill Morrison  5 Steps to Blow Up a Balloon Into an Animal   Options The Balloon Man  Sharpeworld  0:16:46 ()
Les Paul & Mary Ford  Tiger Rag   Options 78  Capitol  0:17:46 ()
Randy Newman  Simon Smith & the Amazing Dancing Bear   Options Sail Away  Reprise  0:19:46 ()
Diagram Brothers  We Are All Animals   Options 7-inch single (originally)  Construct Records  0:21:51 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Damscray 
Dancing Tiger   Options Your Rainbow Colour Changer  Humanworkshop  0:24:29 ()
Hamsalekha  Nallavan Nallavan (Be A Good Boy)   Options Play That Beat Mr. Raja (Selected Oddities From The Tamil Film Industry 1984-1991)  Cartilage  0:29:24 ()
Sammy Davis Jr.  Talk To The Animals   Options Greatest Hits    0:34:04 ()
Twink  Animal Talk   Options The Broken Record  Seeland  0:36:50 ()
Soupy Sales  What Did the Animals Say   Options Spy With a Pie  ABC-Paramount  0:38:41 ()
Marvelettes  Twistin' Postman   Options Best of  Motown  0:40:51 ()
Rolling Stones  Miss Amanda Jones   Options Between the Buttons  London  0:43:32 ()
Coyle & Sharpe  Musical Animals   Options On the Loose  213 CD  0:46:05 ()
Miss Emma  Des Milliers d'Animaux   Options Une Glass au Citron  Kazoomzoom  0:48:47 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
A Smile for Timbuctu 
La Giraffa di Yael   Options Our Corto Discorso  Kazoomzoom  0:51:06 ()
Lou Reed  Andy's Chest   Options Transformer  RCA  0:56:36 ()
Jim Copp & Ed Brown  The Cow and the Kitty Cat   Options Agnes Mouthwash and Friends  Playhouse  1:00:02 ()
The Korn Kobblers  The Barnyard Band   Options A Kiddie Korncert  MGM  1:03:27 ()
Ten Wheel Drive  Peculiar Friends   Options Peculiar Friends  Polydor  1:06:15 ()
Mossiline Miles  Let's All Sing Like the Birdies Sing (found here)   Options Let's All Sing Like The Birdies Sing  Birdie  1:06:39 ()
Pyrolator  Im Zoo   Options Wunderland  Ata Tak  1:09:26 ()
Rosemary Clooney  Little Red Monkey   Options 78  Columbia  1:12:08 ()
Teletubbies  Animal Parade   Options from TV show (clip found here)    1:14:39 ()
Big Butter  People, Animals, and Plants   Options Goobers: A Collection of Kid's Songs (various artists)  T.E.C. Tones  1:16:31 ()
Chet Atkins  Tiger Rag   Options Hi-Fi in Focus  RCA Victor  1:19:31 ()
Cagey House  Animal Cupcake   Options La Boite A Sons  LCL (LibreCommeLair)  1:21:30 ()
Flanders and Swann  A Gnu   Options At the Drop of a Hat  Angel  1:23:58 ()
Pauline Collins and John Alderton  Gnu Hunting Poem   Options Wodehouse Playhouse - Unpleasantness at Bludleigh Court    1:26:39 ()
The 6ths  San Diego Zoo (Barbara Manning, vocal)   Options Wasps' Nests  London  1:28:05 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Artie Schroeck Implosion 
Amy's Theme   Options A Spoonful of Lovin'  Verve  1:31:27 ()
K. McCarty  Walking the Cow   Options Dead Dog's Eyeball: Songs of Daniel Johnston  Bar None  1:37:50 ()
John Belushi  March comes in like a lion. . .   Options Saturday Night Live, Season 1, Episode 16, March 13. 1976    1:40:47 ()
Ukelele Ike (Cliff Edwards)  I'm A Bear in a Lady's Boudoir   Options I'm A Bear in a Lady's Boudoir  Yazoo  1:43:10 ()
The Doors  Hyacinth House   Options L.A. Woman  Elektra  1:45:30 ()
The Tokens  Animal   Options Intercourse  B.T. Puppy  1:48:42 ()
Jean Shepherd  The Bear Missed the Train   Options WOR broadcast, January 8, 1975 (found here)    1:51:40 ()
Frank Luther  Animals Have Feelings Too; Goodbye and Thank You   Options Manners Can Be Fun  Decca  1:53:49 ()
Simon and Garfunkel  At the Zoo   Options Bookends  Columbia  1:55:06 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Damscray 
Dancing Tiger   Options Your Rainbow Colour Changer  Humanworkshop  1:57:15 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 10:58am βrian:

Baby animals???
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 11:20am Charlie:

This is an all-ages show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/5/15 11:57am Carmichael:

First time I've ever actually watched Seal sing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/5/15 11:58am listener james from westwood:

He just knows we're never gonna survive unless Charlie gets a little crazy.
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 11:58am βrian:

My, I showed up an hour early. I'm so embarrassed.
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 11:59am ndbob:

Heya Charlie, and everyone!
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 11:59am Charlie:

Hey earlybirds!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/5/15 11:59am Michael:

Hello music and animal lovers alike.
  Thu. 3/5/15 12:02pm Listening Out There:

"I'm an Apeman"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/5/15 12:02pm listener james from westwood:

Hoo boy, Marx Bros outta the gate!
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 12:02pm ndbob:

@Charlie Any rodent songs today?
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 12:04pm glenn:

so this seal walks into a club.
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 12:04pm schmutz:

:) :):):):)
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 12:05pm Charlie:

I'll stay a week or two, I'll stay the summer through,
But I am telling you, I must be going.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/5/15 12:06pm Kurt Gottschalk:

i'm waiting...
  Thu. 3/5/15 12:06pm Listening Out There:

"Captain Spalding" was supposed to be the name of the biggest coke dealer in Hollywood at the time, I've read
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 12:07pm Charlie:

Hi Carmichael.
Hi James.
βrian - thought you just dropped by early to say hi
Hi Bob
Hi Michael
Hello Glenn
and Schmutz
hi Kurt!
Listening
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/5/15 12:08pm listener james from westwood:

That's "joints" spelled "j i y n t e s." Good week for local dialects on the stream!
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 12:08pm Charlie:

Don't worry, Kurt, it's coming
  Thu. 3/5/15 12:09pm Listening Out There:

Good to hear Hal Swain's version of this. I've heard the Bonzo Dog Band's version, but not this one...
  Thu. 3/5/15 12:10pm Listening Out There:

Maybe you can play "Your Lion Eyes"... :)
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 12:11pm Charlie:

Listening OT -- I "lionize" you for that comment.
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 12:12pm still b/p:

Jimmy Durante sings a weak ditty at a living room piano in The Man Who Came To Dinner that seems to owe something to Hello, I Must Be Going...or at least I wondered 'bout it "Did you ever have the feeling that you wanted to go, and then you had the feeling that you wanted to stay..." His character in the picture is based on Harpo Marx.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/5/15 12:13pm Kurt Gottschalk:

YES!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/5/15 12:13pm Mike East:

anyone remember "The Animal Song" from The State?
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 12:14pm Charlie:

hi still b/p -- i remember that scene -- that would be a good one
hi Mike East -- no I don't remember that one
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/5/15 12:15pm Mike East:

oh my god, this Gilda Radner...thank you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/5/15 12:15pm Mike East:

Eat shit, Mr. Bunny
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/5/15 12:15pm listener james from westwood:

TMBG?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/5/15 12:15pm listener james from westwood:

TMBG!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/5/15 12:15pm doctorjazz:

Giants go!!!
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 12:16pm Charlie:

Let's Talk Dirty to the Animals -- such a great song, such a stupid shame it can't be played on radio.
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 12:16pm βrian:

I'm waiting for Bert Lahr to chime in.
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 12:17pm Charlie:

hi doctor
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/5/15 12:17pm doctorjazz:

Hey, loved Gilda, lets hear it for the internet!
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 12:22pm still b/p:

Somebody's gotta sample the "herekittykittykittykitty" in a decent hip-hop track.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/5/15 12:22pm thatpatsmith:

they feed us, don't they?
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 12:23pm Charlie:

I love that "herekittykitty" moment
hell thatpat
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 12:29pm glenn:

check out jeff beck and imelda may doing tiger rag. 'tis a thing of beauty. as is imelda.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/5/15 12:30pm northguineahills:

I had no idea that was Laura Cantrell was singing on the TMBG's track, I had that album since it first came out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/5/15 12:30pm Carmichael:

Glenn, that entire concert is on YT. Great show.

Charlie: maybe something from Fleetwood Mac's Albatross?
  Thu. 3/5/15 12:31pm sugarwolf:

Hello animals
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/5/15 12:32pm Carmichael:

Oh, the Bonzos "Jollity Farm"! Sorry, just thinking out loud ...
  Thu. 3/5/15 12:33pm Laura L:

Well, after all it is WooF MU!
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 12:33pm Charlie:

Hi NGH
Hi Sugarwolf!
Glenn - will look for that one!
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 12:34pm Charlie:

Hi Laura L
and Moo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/5/15 12:37pm Kurt Gottschalk:

i _love_ the vegetarian song from dr. doolittle.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/5/15 12:37pm Kurt Gottschalk:

but never heard sammy do this. nice.
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 12:38pm Charlie:

ooh, Kurt, I don't remember that one, but it's been a long time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/5/15 12:38pm Carmichael:

Sammy was such a hepcat.
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 12:38pm still b/p:

If Frank sang it too he could be Dr. Doo-be-doo-be-Doolittle.
  Thu. 3/5/15 12:38pm gary mitchell:

he had a real affinity for the newley ouevre
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 12:39pm βrian:

"Cocorico"
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 12:39pm Charlie:

lol still b/p
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 12:40pm Dominick:

grunt, howl, grunt, howl
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 12:40pm Charlie:

Hiya Gary!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/5/15 12:41pm Michael:

Would have sworn that was the Bran Flakes. And now Soupy!
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 12:41pm βrian:

I think De La Soul's "Tread Water" would fit.
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 12:41pm ndbob:

Heya Gary - lost internet between the middle of your show and 7 last night - heard half so far on the archive
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/5/15 12:43pm listener james from westwood:

Soupy Sales's Twitter feed was brief but profoundly filthy. If it was indeed him.
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 12:43pm still b/p:

Hey, Soupy, what'd the stripper say?
www.youtube.com...
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 12:45pm Charlie:

good call, @ βrian
hi Dominick!
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 12:50pm glenn:

she probably said "hey soupster, it was nice seeing you at the burlycue last night".
  Thu. 3/5/15 12:50pm gary mitchell:

forerunners of the Jerky Boys
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/5/15 12:50pm Parq:

To paraphrase Weird Al, you've got weasels on your violin.
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 12:51pm still b/p:

Burlycue..."fer fifty cents ya kin see a dandy show!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/5/15 12:51pm listener james from westwood:

And that's the line that tells you, that interview was a winner.
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 12:52pm βrian:

We refer to our gub'ner as The Weasel.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/5/15 12:55pm Jeff Golick:

Here's one for yesterday, aka National Pun Day: Horse walks into a bar. Bartender sez, "Why the long face?"

Hello, I must be going.
  Thu. 3/5/15 12:56pm jan:

Fine program, a bit distracting from the work at hand.
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 12:57pm glenn:

weasels, huh? news.nationalpost.com...
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 12:58pm ndbob:

I think Flash is off this week though
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 12:59pm Wilson K:

Jeff, I know a version of that one with a second punchline: Horse walks into a bar. Bartender sez, "Why the long face?" Horse sez: "Because I'm an alcoholic."
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 1:01pm Charlie:

OK, Bob, thanks for the heads-up on that.
Hi Wilson, Jan, Jeff G
Sorry to distract you, Jan ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/5/15 1:03pm Jeff Golick:

@Wilson K: I'll have to update my kid's version.

Here's one more -- A bear walks into a bar. He says to the bartender, "I like a..."










beer."

Bartender sez, "Why the big paws?"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/5/15 1:03pm Parq:

Ah, I was hoping for a Copp and Brown sighting.
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 1:04pm Charlie:

Hi Parq -- you got it!
Thank you Jeff, that was...
the paws that refreshes.
Avatar    Thu. 3/5/15 1:06pm Snortley:

blogfiles.wfmu.org...
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 1:06pm Doug Schulkind:

Hello Cholly. Just getting to tune in now after dealing with mother-in-hospital issues. I could use a whole lotta Nothing right now.
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 1:06pm still b/p:

...for better or ursa.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/5/15 1:08pm listener james from westwood:

Huge sympathies, Doug, and hope all's well!
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 1:08pm still b/p:

Sorry to hear that Doug. Hope all goes as well as it can for everyone.
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 1:10pm ndbob:

Sorry Doug:(
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 1:11pm glenn:

best wishes to mumdrumsum.
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 1:12pm Charlie:

Hi Doug -- sorry to hear about that. We're a little heavy on the busy today more than the nothing, but hope it will provide some balm.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/5/15 1:13pm listener james from westwood:

Always dug this Pyrolator cut. Goes back to my earliest FMU memories.
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 1:13pm Doug Schulkind:

Balm's away, Cholly!
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 1:14pm Charlie:

It's forever burned in my mind from the years Tony Coulter used it as his opening theme. Esp as he was on after me for some time
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 1:15pm Wilson K:

Reminds me of a longer "Panda walks into a bar..." shaggy dog joke. You can stretch it out as long as you like, w/punchline "As the smoke clears, the bartender hurriedly flips through the pages of an old dictionary. "Yep, that was a panda. Eats, shoots, and leaves."
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/5/15 1:15pm listener james from westwood:

Exactly. Noon on his day of the week for some time in 92 or 93. He started at 11am one day and I got FEROCIOUSLY hungry b/c it was my lunch cue at work.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/5/15 1:16pm Jeff Golick:

Oooof. Sorry to hear that, Doug.
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 1:16pm still b/p:

If Rosemary didn't want to do Come On-A My House, how did she feel about that monkey thang?
  Thu. 3/5/15 1:19pm jan:

Teletubbies! Yaaayyy
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/5/15 1:19pm Carmichael:

The Teletubbies was a strange and creepy show. My kids loved it. So would have I, had I been on acid.
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 1:20pm Charlie:

Doug -- read back for the animal jokes -- it'll cheer you up.
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 1:21pm ndbob:

Ah a rodent reference
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 1:23pm Doug Schulkind:

What, no capybara jokes?! What kind of a crowd is this?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/5/15 1:23pm doctorjazz:

Sorry to hear that Doug, hope all is well.
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 1:26pm ndbob:

I have a bunch of capybara stories actually Doug:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/5/15 1:26pm Jeff Golick:

Seconding the Teletubbies note above. Truly strange and creepy.
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 1:27pm Charlie:

We do have gnu songs.
  Thu. 3/5/15 1:28pm ?:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 1:29pm Doug Schulkind:

Thanks, docjazz and all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/5/15 1:32pm listener james from westwood:

Folks from the media/publications dep't of the San Diego Zoo spoke at the last American Copy Editors Society meeting. The session's title was "Even Gorillas Need Copy Editors." The speakers all basically had dream jobs for animal lovers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/5/15 1:35pm listener james from westwood:

Charlie, that sounds like a job for Language Removal Services.
  Thu. 3/5/15 1:40pm jan:

@Carmichael: I watched the Teletubbies on PBS as a fully formed adult after reading of the controversy that the show caused. Club kids in GB did watch the program after a night of carousing on E. I enjoyed it straight.
It was Fritz Lang Metropolis meets Busby Berkeley on Acid. I mentioned watching it to Ken F and for a few weeks he DJ'd records to watch the show with the sound turned down.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/5/15 1:40pm Carmichael:

Great Daniel Johnston cover here.
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 1:44pm Charlie:

That whole album's great, Carmichael.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/5/15 1:44pm Parq:

Now look, pal!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/5/15 1:45pm Uncle Michael:

My god, that was brilliant.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/5/15 1:48pm Jeff Golick:

What, no Peace Frog?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/5/15 1:49pm Stanley:

Just tuned in.
Was the Cliff Richard brilliant?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/5/15 1:50pm Carmichael:

"I would like to feed your feengerteeps to de wolverines."
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/5/15 1:51pm Uncle Michael:

Belushi was brilliant. I haven't heard that in 40 years.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/5/15 1:52pm Stanley:

Phew!
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 1:55pm Charlie:

sorry for the crappy audio here -- had to play Shep
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 1:56pm ndbob:

excellent show Charlie!
  Thu. 3/5/15 1:57pm Laura L:

What fun--thank mew, Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/5/15 1:57pm Parq:

Dang, I missed Shep. I've been on my feet a lot today, and I've missed half of the best stuff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/5/15 1:58pm Uncle Michael:

Great show, Charlie. And now, Doug's favorite artist!
Avatar Thu. 3/5/15 1:59pm Charlie:

Thanks all -- you're a great crowd -- rowr!
Stay tuned for Matt Fiveash.
See you next week for Marathon!
(ha ha UM1)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/5/15 1:59pm Kurt Gottschalk:

whoa, this simon and garfunkel is freaking me out. i think it was used on a commercial for the st. louis zoo when i was a kid. don't think i've ever heard the full version. weird unplaceable childhood memories. thanks, charlie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/5/15 1:59pm listener james from westwood:

Some public awareness campaign, maybe even for the Bronx Zoo, used to run ads on NYC television using the opening and closing of this S&G cut. So that was one of your major memory madeleines right there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/5/15 2:00pm listener james from westwood:

Hah, Kurt, we're having the same chills from different ad campaigns!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/5/15 2:01pm listener james from westwood:

Many thanks for the musical menagerie, Chaz!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/5/15 2:01pm Michael:

Thanks so much Charlie - lotsa fun!
  Thu. 3/5/15 2:01pm Listening Out There:

bye + thanks!
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