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Options April 9, 2015: Root Down

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Miles Davis  Right Off   Options A Tribute to Jack Johnson  Columbia Legacy  1992  CD  From 1970    0:00:00 ()
Jack Johnson, Heavyweight Champion of the World  My Own Story of the Big Fight at Reno, Nevada July 4 1910 (Part 1)   Options Lost Sounds: Blacks and the Birth of the Recording Industry 1891-1922  Archeophone  2005  CD  From 1910; Watch the fight here    0:28:46 ()
Leadbelly  The Titanic   Options The Titanic  Rounder  1994  CD  From 1948    0:32:30 ()
Sly & the Family Stone  Sing a Simple Song   Options Stand!  Epic Legacy  2007  CD  From 1969    0:37:17 ()
Lucky Brown  Negra Modelo   Options Mystery Road  Tramp  2015  CD    *   0:41:08 ()
The Singers and Musicians of Washington HIgh School  The Ladder   Options Spiritual Jazz 6: Vocals  Jazzman  2015  CD  From 1973; vocal by Linda Theus  *   0:44:02 ()
Marva Josie  You Lied   Options New Breed Blues with Black Popcorn  Ace  2015  CD  From 1962  *   0:48:48 ()
The In Crowd  Cat Dance   Options Modernists: A Decade of Rhythm & Soul Dedication  Kent/Ace  2015  CD  From 1965  *   0:50:37 ()
Powers of Blue  You Blow My Mind   Options Flipout  Gear Fab  2015  CD  From 1967  *   0:52:53 ()
 
Mandrill  Fencewalk   Options Composite Truth  Universal Music  2014  CD  From 1973  *   1:05:01 ()
The Sylvers  Don't Stop, Get Off   Options Forever Yours  Casablanca  1978  LP      1:09:40 ()
John Gibbs & the U.S. Steel Orchestra  J'ouvert   Options single  Em  2014  12"  From 1979  *   1:12:42 ()
Cynthia Richards  If You're Ready, Come Go with Me   Options Here Comes That Feeling - Hit Songs Jamaican Style  Trojan / Sanctuary  2004  CD  From 1974    1:20:01 ()
The Jan Davis Guitar  To the Door of the Sun   Options Hot Sauce  Ranwood  1975  LP      1:22:47 ()
 
 
Single File: a bunch of random 45s played in a row
Cameo  Word Up   Options single  Atlanta Artists  1986  45      1:29:16 ()
Redbone  Come and Get Your Love   Options single  Epic  1973  45      1:33:12 ()
Plastic Idols  Remix   Options single  Clay  1980  45      1:36:41 ()
Teri DeSario  With Your Love   Options single  Casablanca  1979  45      1:39:33 ()
Wynton Kelly  Little Tracy   Options single  Verve  1964  45      1:43:47 ()
Alfi and Harry  The Trouble with Harry   Options single  Liberty  1955  45  "Inspired by Alfred Hitchcock's 'The Trouble with Harry'"    1:46:21 ()
Salt Water Taffy  He'll Pay   Options single  Buddah  1968  45      1:48:48 ()
Leroy Hutson  In the Mood   Options single  Curtom  1978  45      1:51:33 ()
Karen Beth  The Joys of Life   Options single  Decca  1969  45      1:55:09 ()
 
Root Boy Slim and the Sex Change Band with The Rootettes  Boogie Till You Puke   Options Root Boy Slim and the Sex Change Band with The Rootettes  Warner Bros.  1978  LP  To see the best in mid-70s eyewear, look no further    2:09:47 ()
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band  I'm Gonna Booglarize You Baby   Options Sun Zoom Spark 1970-1972  Rhino/Warner Bros.  2014  CD  From "The Spotlight Kid," 1972  *   2:12:27 ()
Jay Boy Adams  The Legend of Jack Diamond   Options Jay Boy Adams  Atlantic  1976  LP      2:17:00 ()
Mekons  Diamonds   Options Natural  Quarterstick  2007  CD  We'll be showing the Mekons documentary at Monty Hall in May    2:22:51 ()
Simon Joyner  Nostalgia Blues   Options Grass, Branch, & Bone  Woodsist  2015  LP    *   2:26:54 ()
Ryley Walker  Summer Dress   Options Primrose Green  Dead Oceans  2015  CD    *   2:33:55 ()
Angela Babin  Thank U 2 4 the Uke   Options I Never Meta Guitar Three  Clean Feed  2015  CD    *   2:39:41 ()
Mink DeVille  Just to Walk That Little Girl Home   Options Le Chat Bleu  Capitol  1980  LP      2:42:10 ()
George Van Eps  It's Easy to Remember   Options Once in Awhile  Delmark  2014  CD  From 1946; Eddie Miller, sax  *   2:45:52 ()
Harry James and His Orchestra Featuring "Pretty" Kitty Kallen  I'm Beginning to See the Light   Options Best of the Big Bands Series  Columbia  1990  CD  From 1944    2:49:02 ()
Noro Morales & His Orchestra  Noro's Jump   Options Tumba Rumba  University of Vice  2015  LP  From 1951  *   2:52:31 ()
Root Boy Slim and the Sex Change Band with The Rootettes  Mood Ring   Options Root Boy Slim and the Sex Change Band with The Rootettes  Warner Bros.  1978  LP  By popular demand!    2:55:29 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/9/15 9:03am Cheri Pi:

JOE!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/9/15 9:03am Marcel M:

Morning Joe and people drinking Joe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/9/15 9:04am Marcel M:

I guess I shouldn't have capitalized the second Joe.

Edit: Good morning Joe and people drinking their joe.

There.
Avatar    Thu. 4/9/15 9:04am Sem Chumbo:

Hiya.Joe.
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 9:05am Joe McG:

Cheri, you're first today! Hi, Marcel! Hi, Sem!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/9/15 9:05am DCE:

nice, Joe! g'marnin
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 9:07am Joe McG:

Garmarnin, DCE!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/9/15 9:07am Polyus:

Arrived at work cold and wet, but things are now trending upward with Miles.
  Thu. 4/9/15 9:08am Claw!:

Yo, Joe!
Good morning, Folks!
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 9:08am Joe McG:

Yo, Claw! Hope you dry out, Polyus!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/9/15 9:10am MD:

"feelin' freeform man...feelin' freeform UP!!!"
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 9:11am Joe McG:

Feel the freeform, MD, feel the freeform, baby.
  Thu. 4/9/15 9:13am SeanG:

Miles and Mclaughlin are rippin' on this---hola Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/9/15 9:13am steve:

good mornin
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 9:15am Joe McG:

Hola, SeanG! Hey hey, Steve!
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 9:16am pierre:

7 th !
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 9:16am pierre:

Bonjour Joe !
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 9:17am Joe McG:

Bonjour, pierre!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/9/15 9:18am Greg from Bloomfield:

Morning, gang! Working the late shift tonite, so I'm here early for once!
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 9:19am Joe McG:

Hey Greg! You're just in time for the first part of the show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/9/15 9:21am Andrew Waterloo:

Good morning!
  Thu. 4/9/15 9:21am Brendan:

Hi Joe
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 9:21am Joe McG:

Good morning, Andrew! Hi, Brendan!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/9/15 9:29am redkayak:

Hi all! Sounding good out here in the Imperial Midwest :)
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 9:31am Joe McG:

Hi, redkayak from the wild woods of New Jersey!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/9/15 9:32am dale:

love mr. johnson. oh, for a great white hope.
  Thu. 4/9/15 9:32am Brendan:

The intonation and enunciation is pure Ali
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 9:33am the Canterbury wood-elf:

The timing and intonation of this Jack Johnson monologue almost sounds like an ecclesiastical Latin incantation. All on one note except the ending of each phrase where it descends. Morning Joe!
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 9:33am Joe McG:

@Brendan: Wow, you're so right! @Canterbury: Morning! Welcome, dale!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/9/15 9:34am Marcel M:

I love how people dragged out words back then.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/9/15 9:34am dale:

wow, the fight is all over youtube. who knew?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/9/15 9:34am redkayak:

@brendan @canterbury I was thinking the same thing...very cool
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 9:36am Joe McG:

Hey, dale: Can you throw up a link?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/9/15 9:37am Parq:

Brilliant set so far.
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 9:38am Joe McG:

@Parq: I thought about going with the Jamie Brockett, but that's more about pot than Jack Johnson.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/9/15 9:42am dale:

two or three of them all seem to have the same narration, which is fine. from a site by max baer - father of jethro bodine?

www.youtube.com...
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 9:43am jennielowe:

good morning all..Miles of movement getting the body shaking! Great show so far Joe with a capital J!
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 9:44am Joe McG:

@dale: Yeah, it was a silent, so any narration would be after the fact. The Jack Johnson record was actually meant to be a soundtrack for it!
  Thu. 4/9/15 9:45am Brendan:

Modelos for everyone, this rounds on me
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 9:45am Joe McG:

Thanks, jennielowe! Good morning!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/9/15 9:46am Ken From Hyde Park:

Alert and focuseded this morning!
  Thu. 4/9/15 9:48am Mick:

Joe McG is BRINGING IT today!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/9/15 9:48am Marcel M:

This is a bunch of HS kids? Wow!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/9/15 9:48am Parq:

Joe, are there copies of the Brocket left in the world that aren't all scratched and poppy?
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 9:48am Joe McG:

@Parq: I found one! :) Hi, Mick, Ken from HP!
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 9:50am jennielowe:

the singer on ladder was feeling it...: O
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 9:51am Joe McG:

@jennielowe: She co-wrote it, so it was hers all the way!
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 9:53am jennielowe:

what?!...that makes sense! Her name?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/9/15 9:56am Polyus:

Oh hey Joe - I picked up a sci-fi disco record last week by a band called Apollo, from '79. Perchance did they make it on to your 2015 premium? Apparently Berry Gordy's kid was in the band,
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/9/15 9:58am Uncle Michael:

Good morning.
  Thu. 4/9/15 9:58am Claw!:

Joe, you STAY blowing my mind.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/9/15 9:59am bobdoesthings:

Is Marcel here?! It's his birthday! Happy Birthday Marcel!
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 10:00am jennielowe:

oh i see her name!
  Thu. 4/9/15 10:01am Claw!:

Holy shit!
Marcel! Berfday??
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/9/15 10:02am Marcel M:

Yes the rumors are true!

Thanks Bob!
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 10:03am βrian:

Leaden skies over the isthmus today. Good morning.
  Thu. 4/9/15 10:03am Claw!:

Happy Berfay, Marcel! Hope it's hella sweet.
Mine is next Thursday. ;-}
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/9/15 10:04am Marcel M:

Hehe. Thanks Joe!

Thanks Claw! Happy almost birthday!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/9/15 10:05am bobdoesthings:

Wahaha! I let the cat out of the bag (which is a bizarre expression)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/9/15 10:05am Guido from Cologne:

Guten TZAG everyone!
Spring and sun over here!
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 10:06am Joe McG:

Marcel, I hope you have a GREAT one! Guten tzag, Guido!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/9/15 10:06am Marcel M:

@Bob: hehe. yes ... it is quite bizarre... and kind of dark.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/9/15 10:06am Mark the Sardine:

This grey day just got funky and it's all better now. Thanks, Joe
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 10:06am Joe McG:

Good morning, Brian and bobdoes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/9/15 10:06am Brian in UK:

After a misty start the sun filters around the mosque today.

Hey Joe.
  Thu. 4/9/15 10:07am Brendan:

The duality of Jack Johnson's psyche is boggling. He can go from soft pop feel good surf folk music to bludgeoning another man into submission with either weapon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/9/15 10:07am Brian in UK:

Joe, is this the one with the mandrill on the cover?
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 10:08am Joe McG:

@Brian: No, this just has the fellows standing around looking cool. Hey, Brian! And Mark the Sardine!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/9/15 10:08am bobdoesthings:

hey Joe!

@marcel - well we can't say for sure.. maybe the bag is where it's at for cats.. could be a happenin' time
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/9/15 10:09am Marcel M:

@Bob: True, cats DO like going into bags.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/9/15 10:09am Marcel M:

My mind goes right to the darkness I guess..
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 10:11am jennielowe:

shout out to @Marcel! Happy Birthday...April is full of some amazing bday folks...Billie Holiday...and now you : )
  Thu. 4/9/15 10:11am Brendan:

That's just their bag man.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/9/15 10:12am Marcel M:

Thanks Jinnielowe! One of the many things Lady Day and I have in common..
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/9/15 10:12am DCE:

funkee Thursdee
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/9/15 10:14am Brian in UK:

Happy bday Marcel. Make the most....
Avatar    Thu. 4/9/15 10:15am Sem Chumbo:

Love the steel. Thx, Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/9/15 10:16am Marcel M:

Thanks Brian!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/9/15 10:17am bobdoesthings:

cherish every moment
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 10:18am Joe McG:

Good advice, bdt!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/9/15 10:18am Marcel M:

Well I didn't die at 27... I guess that was my last shot at getting into THAT club.
  Thu. 4/9/15 10:20am oks:

Marcel, is it your b-day?! :O
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/9/15 10:21am Marcel M:

Yep Oks.. the secret is out! And now, thanks to Joe, the whole tri state area is gonna be all over me today!
  Thu. 4/9/15 10:22am oks:

SWEET!! HAPPY B-DAY!!! XX
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 10:22am Joe McG:

@Marcel: I'm glad you didn't join the 27 Chump Club.
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 10:22am jennilowe:

oh man..i was just craving some old school reggae! u read my mind Joe!
  Thu. 4/9/15 10:22am Claw!:

Marcel, do you have any plans for your special day?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/9/15 10:23am Marcel M:

Thanks OKS!

@Claw!: Lunch with my sister and dinner with my wife just chillin'
  Thu. 4/9/15 10:23am Cooh John:

Hello Joe and all extraneous noisemakers. Made it in time for single file.
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 10:24am Joe McG:

Hey, CJ! Hey, oks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/9/15 10:28am Marcel M:

Gotta head to work, bye Joe and thanks all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/9/15 10:28am bobdoesthings:

HappybirthdayMARCEL
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/9/15 10:28am fleep:

[waves to the departing birthday human] Greetings, Joe and everyone heading nowhere.
  Thu. 4/9/15 10:30am oks:

Marcel say hi to your lovely lady <3
Hi, Joe :)
Avatar    Thu. 4/9/15 10:30am SeanG:

WORD
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 10:30am Joe McG:

Greetings, fleep!
Avatar    Thu. 4/9/15 10:30am Sem Chumbo:

No sleep for fleep of the deep. G'day.
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 10:31am Joe McG:

If you missed DJ Therese performing this song at the end of the fundraiser, you owe it to yourself to dial up the archive!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/9/15 10:32am Mike Sin:

Very happy to be listening to the live broadcast signal today... adjusting an antenna and everything... Hello!
  Thu. 4/9/15 10:32am Cooh John:

Humming the song earlier today. Mmmmmm
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/9/15 10:32am DCE:

oh gawd...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/9/15 10:33am Brian in UK:

I am heading to see Noura Mint Seymali tonight. That is not nowhere.
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 10:33am Joe McG:

Hey, Mike Sin! Very happy to have you tune in!
  Thu. 4/9/15 10:34am Claw!:

I love that you decided to play this song.
  Thu. 4/9/15 10:34am KP:

I should be dancing
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 10:34am the Canterbury wood-elf:

what's up? > wuddup? > word up > word
(word to everyone's mothers)
The nasal vocals and funk-squelch on this are just perfect!
I never appreciated it in '86, but saw the wonderful Ahoribuzz mash this up with "Purple Haze" live in NZ last year and that changed everything...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/9/15 10:35am Uncle Michael:

The two native-American brothers at my boarding school would kick your ass if you disagreed that Redbone was the best band *ever*.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/9/15 10:35am fleep:

And everyone heading somewhere.
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 10:36am Joe McG:

Hey, KP! Hey, Unca Mikey!
Avatar    Thu. 4/9/15 10:36am Sem Chumbo:

@BrianiUK: I see Noura Mint Seymali is in London tonight, and in Brooklyn at Roulette on the 30th of the month. World music, world traveler.
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 10:38am d¢ pät:

Hey Joe McG, can you play that good song?
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 10:39am Joe McG:

@dcpat: Nah, I only like the bad ones!
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 10:41am d¢ pät:

oh, OK. Just checking, thanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/9/15 10:41am steve:

if single file is truly random... does that imply 80+% of 45s are good?
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 10:42am Joe McG:

@steve: How kind! Well, no, there's selecting going on, believe it or not. I don't play the ones I don't like!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/9/15 10:44am steve:

ah! you really had me wondering. also wondering if ~10% of all songs contain sexy moaning
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 10:45am Sparkle Tornado:

WWWWwwwwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/9/15 10:46am Brian in UK:

Sem, Well you got to spread the message. I pointed the Brooklyn date out to Bill Mac who seemed to play her last album a few times. Do not know if he has plans to see her.
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 10:46am Joe McG:

@steve: At least 40% on the Casablanca label.
  Thu. 4/9/15 10:47am Brendan:

Don't read to much into numbers or percentages. 84.3 percent of statistics are made up on the spot.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/9/15 10:47am Santos L Halper:

Good morning, Joe "Funk" McGasko! Hot start w/Miles, still burning it up
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/9/15 10:47am fleep:

DJ Stashu must have some really good coffee this morning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/9/15 10:47am Brian in UK:

40% of the White House is GOOD!!!
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 10:48am Joe McG:

Hey Santos! Hey, Sparkle T!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/9/15 10:48am JakeGould:

Woke up to “Cameo” in 2015. Thanks, Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/9/15 10:49am fleep:

The trouble with Harry is that he's dead, so songs are a tad superfluous.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/9/15 10:49am DCE:

f*in Harry
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 10:49am Joe McG:

You bet, JakeG! @DCE: Ha ha ha!
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 10:50am d¢ pät:

god Harry's a DICK!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/9/15 10:50am Brian in UK:

New biography of Hitchcock just come out by Peter Ackroyd.
www.independent.co.uk...
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 10:51am Joe McG:

Ha ha ha! That Harry. @Brian: Neat-o!
  Thu. 4/9/15 10:52am Brendan:

Thats alright they'll sign the first Harry Dick or Tom session pianist that walks through the door
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 10:53am Joe McG:

@Brendan: But he took the damn piano with him!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/9/15 10:55am Parq:

Leave it to Beaver to find the body. Again.
  Thu. 4/9/15 10:56am Brendan:

Yeah like a folk singer, a ramblin guy. Threw his piano on his back , hopped a freight and traveled this great country, going from hobo jungle camp to camp singin songs
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 10:57am Joe McG:

He's a ramblin' guy!
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 10:57am Claw!:

This track is really good, Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/9/15 10:58am dale:

wow - karen beth is great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/9/15 10:58am bobdoesthings:

Karen Beth... huh..
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 10:58am Joe McG:

@Claw!: I like Karen Beth. She has that weird Karen Dalton sound, which I love.
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 10:59am βrian:

Yes, Dalton comes to mind immediately.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/9/15 11:00am dale:

just searched her and that image of her in front of the tree is familiar. she must have gotten play here before and i searched her then. i thought karen dalton as a muppet at first.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/9/15 11:00am bobdoesthings:

@Brian - I thought this was Karen Dalton at first as well..
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 11:01am OTB:

@ dale - I thought muppet also.
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 11:04am herb.nyc:

hi joe, and all. nice set of music, and glad we're all learning of KAREN BETH. and LEROY HUTSON gives me a chance to tell you that the HUDSON park branch of ny pub libr, 66 LEROY street, will have a 2pm showing of "plan 9 from outer space" today. plus, i read this play many moons ago:
The Great White Hope is a 1967 play written by Howard Sackler, later adapted in 1970 for a film of the same name.
Avatar    Thu. 4/9/15 11:04am Sem Chumbo:

Used to a session moaner for Casablanca. Just braggin'.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/9/15 11:05am ChrisB.:

I say yes to "Harry," Joe. Features a very young Jerry "Beaver" Mathers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/9/15 11:05am Polyus:

Did Kiss ever use a session moaner?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/9/15 11:06am Neil:

My feeling is that The Trouble with Harry is for hard core Hitchcock fans. Not one of his best by a long shot, but it's still Hitchcock. Also not sure what the song has to do with that movie. It has more to do with Rear Window to me as it sounds like Ross Bagdasarian, who appears in that movie as a piano player/songwriter playing the same song throughout the entire movie, although not for laughs.
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 11:07am Andy:

Well I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one that gets "Come and Get Your Love" stuck in his head relentlessly.
  Thu. 4/9/15 11:07am rw:

What's a session moaner? I think I may have kissed one.
Avatar    Thu. 4/9/15 11:09am Sem Chumbo:

@Polyus:Gene used to borrow my tongue when his got tired. Giraffe tongues are longer, and tireless. And blue.
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 11:09am OTB:

Joe - The Wrecking Crew is showing at IFC center, though only at 12:30 PM after today....
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 11:11am Joe McG:

Thanks for the info, Chris and Neil! I'll check it out eventually! @OTB; Thanks for the IFC info, I'll try to get there....
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/9/15 11:11am BLCKDGRD:

As a DC native THANKS FOR ROOT BOY!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/9/15 11:12am Greg from Bloomfield:

YES!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/9/15 11:12am MD:

ROOT BOY!!! I HAVE NOT HEARD HIM SINCE MY COLLEGE YEARS IN CENTRAL NY...!!!
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 11:12am OTB:

You're welcome, Joe. I've been meaning to get over there for several weeks now....
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 11:12am Claw!:

Whoa! Root Boy is a huge guy in the local scene here in MD. All the boomer dads around here turn into major fanboys when they reminisce over him. I never really got into him like that, but it really surprises me to hear him played right now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/9/15 11:12am MD:

he was really big up there,,,,but now I listen to Beef Heart...
  Thu. 4/9/15 11:12am GUMBY:

Root Boy Slim Christmas at KMart Greatest Story ever told!
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 11:12am Claw!:

See?
hahaha
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/9/15 11:13am Carmichael:

Root Boy! What an incredible song, by an incredible band.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/9/15 11:13am Uncle Michael:

Only five archived instances of the Root Boy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/9/15 11:13am Greg from Bloomfield:

YES YES YES!!!
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 11:14am MenfussMike:

ahhh, my 2ND favorite Beef song.
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 11:14am d¢ pät:

perfect! Beefheart! ..I was thinking the same damn thing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/9/15 11:14am paul b:

Root Boy Slim. Good lord! I saw him play once. So long ago I've forgotten everything about it, like when or where -- DC, sometime in the early eighties
  Thu. 4/9/15 11:15am oks:

yes! captain beefheart!!
Avatar    Thu. 4/9/15 11:15am KP:

Saw some great Captain Beefheart vids at Moma. Wonder if they are permanent.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/9/15 11:17am Carmichael:

Root Boy was a contemporary of George Dubya. They went to Yale together. Root Boy called him "a stuffed shirt".
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 11:17am Joe McG:

@KP: Really? What was that about, KP?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/9/15 11:18am Carmichael:

Oh, and Hi Joe!
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 11:18am Joe McG:

Hi, Carmichael! Love the Dubya story!
Avatar    Thu. 4/9/15 11:20am Chris from DC:

Aw man, yeah. Sorry I missed Root Boy.
Avatar    Thu. 4/9/15 11:20am KP:

There was real Tv commericial for an album, i guess his first one. And other clips.
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 11:21am Joe McG:

@Chris from DC: Maybe I'll hit "Mood Ring" before the show is over. I love that song.
Avatar    Thu. 4/9/15 11:22am Chris from DC:

Me too. That would be great.
Avatar    Thu. 4/9/15 11:23am SeanG:

"Legs" is a great book about ole Jack Diamond
  Thu. 4/9/15 11:24am Brendan:

a friend from way back tells me we did bong hits in someones living room in MD with Root Boy in the late 70s. Didn't seem unusual as there were always new folks
Avatar    Thu. 4/9/15 11:24am SeanG:

love this song
  Thu. 4/9/15 11:25am Brendan:

Me Love the Mekons
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 11:25am d¢ pät:

whoa. Don't have this Mekons album. What the HELL?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/9/15 11:27am Carmichael:

Here's a complete background on the Root Boy for anyone who cares to read it: www.furious.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/9/15 11:28am Carmichael:

Mood Ring is such fun, demented Southern Rock.
  Thu. 4/9/15 11:28am jt:

Listen: You have got to see "Trouble with Harry".
Then I will talk to you again.
Avatar    Thu. 4/9/15 11:29am KP:

Re: Decals/Beefheart, i saw this stuff at Moma: An early promotional music video was made of its title song, and a bizarre television commercial was also filmed that included excerpts from "Woe-Is-uh-Me-Bop", silent footage of masked Magic Band members using kitchen utensils as musical instruments, and Beefheart kicking over a bowl of what appears to be porridge onto a dividing stripe in the middle of a road. The video was rarely played but was accepted into the Museum of Modern Art, where it has been used in several programs.
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 11:31am Joe McG:

@jt: Ha! @KP: I'll see if that stuff is on the YouTubery.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/9/15 11:34am ChrisB.:

I remember seeing the Beefheart commercial during the "Midnight Special" show. It all happened so fast, and I never saw it again.
Avatar    Thu. 4/9/15 11:39am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Fokes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/9/15 11:39am chris:

I missed a Cameo cameo. Man, this Ryley Walker is good stuff!
Avatar    Thu. 4/9/15 11:40am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Aw hell, missed Root Boy's signature tune! Local legend..
  Thu. 4/9/15 11:40am Laura L:

Got this new Ryley Walker--it's a keeper. BTW, Joe, thanks for the fine proofreading on "Radio Alphabet"--it turned out great, didn't it.
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 11:41am Joe McG:

@Rev/chris: I think I'm gonna bring the Root Boy back for a cameo, so don't worry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/9/15 11:41am Brian in UK:

Great show as ever, Joe. Got to cut & run. Griots to see.
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 11:41am Joe McG:

@Laura: It looks great! You did an incredible job!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/9/15 11:41am common:

diggin. happy thursday!
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 11:43am Claw!:

Hola, common!
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 11:44am Joe McG:

Happy Thursday, common!
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 11:45am tonyb:

two of my pet artists in one set
must be my day!
  Thu. 4/9/15 11:45am Laura L:

Aw, thanks--glad to contribute work to benefit WFMU--I think will delight all who receive it.
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 11:45am Joe McG:

@tonyb: Your story the other day made me pull this LP!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/9/15 11:49am steve:

i got to flip through the Radio Alphet book and WOW it is a beautiful thing. it'd go straight onto my coffee table, if i had a coffee table. wait maybe i should get a coffee table.
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 11:50am tonyb:

hope there's a happier asbury story
for the sonics tonite

sounds like irwin had a blast last night
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/9/15 11:50am bobdoesthings:

thanks Joe!! great show.
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 11:53am Joe McG:

Thanks, bobdoesthings! And thanks everyone for listening and commenting today! Have a great weekend.
  Thu. 4/9/15 11:53am Listening Out There:

Am I too early?
Avatar    Thu. 4/9/15 11:53am Sem Chumbo:

Been wonderful, Joe. Later!
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 11:54am Claw!:

Thanks for another great show, Joe!
  Thu. 4/9/15 11:55am Laura L:

@ Steve--I'm so glad you enjoy the book. We don't know who made the orig. illustrations, but they are wonderful. It was a pleasure to re-create the book for the station. Cheers--and may your day not turn into a clambake.
  Thu. 4/9/15 11:55am Brendan:

Thank you yet again
  Thu. 4/9/15 11:55am Ben:

Joe, this has been an incredible freeform show
Avatar    Thu. 4/9/15 11:56am Chris from DC:

Thanks Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/9/15 11:57am BLCKDGRD:

Damn. I was young once.
Avatar Thu. 4/9/15 11:57am d¢ pät:

Yeah more Root Boy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/9/15 11:58am ChrisB.:

Keep Root Boy in mind for the Holiday show with "Christmas at K-Mart."
  Thu. 4/9/15 11:58am oks:

Great show Joe! Thank you!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/9/15 11:59am bobdoesthings:

OH MAN. root boy is gold..
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/9/15 12:00pm Carmichael:

Yeah baby ...
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