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Playlist for 23 April 2015 Options | Folk is just a four-letter word

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Artist Song Album Label Images Approx. start time
Stan Freberg  The Yellow Rose of Texas   Options A Child's Garden of Freberg  Capitol    0:00:00 ()
Danny Cox  Train Song   Options Danny Cox  ABC Dunhill    0:03:45 ()
Frida Sonko with Equator Sound  Gwenasobya   Options The Kampala Sound: 1960s Ugandan Dance Music (various artists)  Original Music    0:07:05 ()
Kate & Anna McGarrigle  Kiss And Say Goodbye   Options Kate & Anna McGarrigle  Warner Bros.    0:09:29 ()
Jake McKelvie & the Countertops  Mini Monster   Options Solid Chunks of Energy  Jake McKelvie & the Countertops    0:12:25 ()
Joan Baez  Love Is Just a Four-Letter Word   Options I Shall Be Unreleased: The Songs of Bob Dylan (various artists)  Rhino    0:16:42 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
The Artie Schroeck Implosion 
Didn't Want to Have to Do It   Options A Spoonful of Lovin'  Verve    0:21:10 ()
unknown artist  track A-4   Options 69 Folk Best 14 (various artists)  CBS/Sony Japan    0:24:08 ()
Kaada  Broken Horse Restaurant   Options Junkyard Nostalgias  Kaada Recordings    0:27:06 ()
Nina Simone  Nobody Knows You Wnen You're Down and Out   Options Bittersweet: The Very Best of (orig. 1960 Colpix single)  7N/BMG    0:31:10 ()
Jeffrey & Jack Lewis  Don't Be Upset   Options City and Eastern Songs  Rough Trade 
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0:33:56 ()
Tin Hat Trio  Esperanto   Options Helium  Angel    0:36:40 ()
Fugs  I Want to Know   Options Second Album  ESP; Fantasy    0:41:37 ()
Bruno Rudzinski  Przyszedl Chlop Do Karczmy   Options Folk Music in America, Vol. 11 - Songs of Humor & Hilarity  Library of Congress    0:43:44 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
World Standard 
The Lonely Driver 1952   Options Country Gazette  Asphodel    0:46:46 ()
Richard & Mimi Farina  Sell-Out Agitation Waltz   Options Reflections in a Crystal Wind  Vanguard    0:52:42 ()
Judy Collins  Hard Lovin' Loser   Options In My Life  Elektra    0:55:23 ()
Allan Sherman  The Rebel   Options Live! (Hoping You Are the Same)  Warner Bros.    0:57:56 ()
Jens Lekman  Do You Remember the Riots?   Options When I Said I Wanted to Be Your Dog  Secretly Canadian    1:01:32 ()
Ben Colder (aka Sheb Wooley!)  The Love-In   Options 7-inch single (originally)  MGM    1:04:05 ()
The Beatles  Revolution   Options 45 played at 33  Apple    1:06:05 ()
Len Chandler  The Lovin' People   Options The Lovin' People  Columbia    1:10:44 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Obeng Ungu & Julan Buntu with Group 
Menyelam Pakai Pipa Udara   Options 1951: Sumatran Ladies Wearing Hats Outlawed by Government  Hot Air    1:13:27 ()
Idir  A Vava Inouva   Options 1970s Algerian Folk and Pop (various artists)  Sublime Frequencies    1:19:11 ()
Mountain Man  Animal Tracks   Options recorded at SXSW, 2010      1:23:24 ()
Just Julia  Virginia   Options Just Julia  Just Julia    1:25:38 ()
Dim Dim  Swirl   Options Kiwi  Audio Dregs    1:27:47 ()
The Association  Time for Livin'   Options Birthday  Warner Bros.    1:30:55 ()
Anais Mitchell  You Are Forgiven   Options Young Man in America  Wilderland    1:33:43 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
The Artie Schroeck Implosion 
Amy's Theme   Options A Spoonful of Lovin'  Verve    1:37:50 ()
Angel Olsen  Stars   Options Burn Your Fire for No Witness  Jagjaguwar    1:41:43 ()
Mountain Goats  The Last Day of Jimi Hendrix's Life   Options Ghana  3 Beads of Sweat    1:46:41 ()
Kate McGarrigle  Go Leave   Options Kate & Anna McGarrigle  Warner Bros.    1:49:09 ()
Susanna & the Magical Orchestra  It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)   Options Melody Mountain  Rune Grammofon    1:52:33 ()
Rasputina  Rock and Roll   Options The Lost and Found  Instinct    1:55:53 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
World Standard 
Billy Strange Country   Options Country Gazette  Asphodel     
    "Pogo" is also a four-letter word   
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Listener comments!

Avatar Thu. 4/23/15 11:59am ndbob:

afternoon Charlie and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/23/15 12:01pm Michael:

Happy Thursday@noon! Hiya Charlie and everybody else.
Avatar Thu. 4/23/15 12:02pm Charlie:

Hi Bob, Michael! Happy Thursday to you both.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/23/15 12:02pm doctorjazz:

Hey all, nice start to the show.
Avatar Thu. 4/23/15 12:02pm Charlie:

Let us not assume that this song will completely rule out sincerity later in the program...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/23/15 12:02pm listener james from westwood:

How do, Charlie and all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/23/15 12:02pm Parq:

Ray Stevens and Jim Stafford trod previously explored ground, I note.
Avatar Thu. 4/23/15 12:03pm Charlie:

Hay, Doc Jazz.
Avatar Thu. 4/23/15 12:03pm Charlie:

James, Parq, welcome.
  Thu. 4/23/15 12:05pm Listening Out There:

R.I.P. Stan!
Avatar Thu. 4/23/15 12:05pm Charlie:

Yes, Listening!
Avatar Thu. 4/23/15 12:06pm Doug Schulkind:

Hello, Charlie! Hello, folks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/23/15 12:06pm Carmichael:

Good mornin' Chaz and busy people. Sadly, I
m actually doing *something* ...
Avatar Thu. 4/23/15 12:09pm Charlie:

Big BDN welcome to Doug and Carmichael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/23/15 12:11pm thatpatsmith:

hey all
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/23/15 12:12pm thatpatsmith:

folks
Avatar Thu. 4/23/15 12:13pm Charlie:

Hi thatpat
Avatar Thu. 4/23/15 12:14pm Charlie:

Local band here, based in Keene NH. They're great live!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/23/15 12:16pm doctorjazz:

another band I don't know (not that that's so rare, but I try...), like this Mini Monster, time to check Amazon again.
Avatar Thu. 4/23/15 12:18pm βrian:

Slavery is a four syllable word, apparently, too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/23/15 12:18pm doctorjazz:

Kate/Anna/Joan, lots of feminine attitude
Avatar Thu. 4/23/15 12:18pm Charlie:

DrJ -- look for them on Bandcamp: jacobcmckelvie.bandcamp.com
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/23/15 12:21pm Webhamster Henry:

I Shall Be Re-Released.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/23/15 12:23pm Webhamster Henry:

Anything from the Fast Folk people today? I used to go to their shows and had a lot of their LPs, now carried by the Smithsonian/Folkways.
  Thu. 4/23/15 12:24pm jan:

enjoying the show!
Avatar Thu. 4/23/15 12:25pm Doug Schulkind:

It always puzzled me why so many people used to stand up and yell FREBERG at Lynyrd Skynyrd concerts.
Avatar Thu. 4/23/15 12:25pm Charlie:

Hi Jan!
Henry -- good idea; I'll see if I have any handy.
Haha Doug!
Avatar Thu. 4/23/15 12:29pm Doug Schulkind:

I've got to dash off to work. Happy folking, Cholly!
Avatar Thu. 4/23/15 12:30pm Charlie:

Thanks to WFMU's Scott Williams for loaning me that 69 Folk Best album many years ago.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/23/15 12:31pm Webhamster Henry:

Thanks Charlie! Excellent show so far!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/23/15 12:31pm Artie Haywire:

Stan knows why ;|
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/23/15 12:33pm doctorjazz:

Brought up the Bandcamp site, take a listen when the Drummer Stream Duo is done for the day, thanks
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/23/15 12:34pm listener james from westwood:

I initially read Scott's contribution as "69 Folk Songs," which if it were an actual Magnetic Fields set I could fully get behind.
  Thu. 4/23/15 12:42pm rf:

great today!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/23/15 12:44pm Webhamster Henry:

Lots of stars today!
  Thu. 4/23/15 12:45pm Listening Out There:

Do it, Bruno!
Avatar Thu. 4/23/15 12:45pm ndbob:

the folk music in America lps are great!
Avatar Thu. 4/23/15 12:51pm the Canterbury wood-elf:

Salutoj al ĉiuj esperantistoj kaj WFMU aŭskultantoj!
Avatar Thu. 4/23/15 12:53pm the Canterbury wood-elf:

Faru pli granda la etulojn!!
Avatar Thu. 4/23/15 12:57pm Charlie:

Hey, Artie, rf, wood-elf.
Wood-elf -- translation?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/23/15 12:58pm Mike East:

what was that line about not being able to grow a beard?
Avatar Thu. 4/23/15 12:59pm glenn:

i hope judy didn't write that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/23/15 1:00pm Webhamster Henry:

This sounds like the bass, harpsichord and drums were overdubbed ... and maybe the laughs! A clean Alan Sherman track would be interesting to work with!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/23/15 1:01pm Mike East:

in reference to someone else. - "he's like an artist who gets a cabin in the forest then discovers that he can't grow a beard..." or something like that. I like that.
I'm sure Judy Collins could grow a beard if she really wanted.
Avatar Thu. 4/23/15 1:01pm Charlie:

Mike East:
Society is never geared
To people who grow a beard
Or little girls with holes in their ears
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/23/15 1:04pm drr:

wow, I don't think I've ever heard Jens Lekman on WFMU.
Avatar Thu. 4/23/15 1:06pm glenn:

if this ben colder isn't a plantation recording, i'll eat my incense.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/23/15 1:07pm Parq:

This Beatles slow-down is kind of what morning feels like before coffee.
Avatar Thu. 4/23/15 1:10pm still b/p:

I like this. Sounds like something recorded deliberately by someone else and at normal speed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/23/15 1:10pm doctorjazz:

There is a switch to change to 33 or 45 RPM, you know...
Avatar Thu. 4/23/15 1:13pm Charlie:

Hey still b/p
I'll look for that switch, dr-j, lol
Avatar Thu. 4/23/15 1:14pm still b/p:

Boy in The Matrix: "There is no spoon."
Charlie: "There is no switch."
Avatar Thu. 4/23/15 1:21pm Charlie:

"Ol' Charlie stole the handle..."
  Thu. 4/23/15 1:29pm jan:

Swirl- Charming tune!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/23/15 1:30pm Parq:

Oh by the way, gang, I saw "Don't Think I've Forgotten" last night. Must-see stuff. Mass. residents are reminded that some of the principal musicians featured in the movie are performing Sunday night in Lowell, prior to their appearance at Monty Hall next Tuesday. And, the movie is running at Film Forum through the week, with several screenings featuring in-person guests.
  Thu. 4/23/15 1:30pm gary mitchell:

yeah.. Satie-ish
Avatar Thu. 4/23/15 1:32pm Charlie:

Hi Gary!
Jan -- one of my favorite albums!
Parq -- looking forward to seeing that film! Gary Sullivan devoted a show to it the other night and wrote an article about it too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/23/15 1:35pm Mike East:

@Parq - I believe they are currently rehearsing here in our studios.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/23/15 1:36pm Carmichael:

I love the Association, probably even more than Scott Wlliams. Or is it Kurt Gottschalk?
  Thu. 4/23/15 1:37pm johnk77:

@mikeeast
trey told me he liked the
cambodian rock
Avatar Thu. 4/23/15 1:37pm Charlie:

Here's Gary Sullivan's article:
opencitymag.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/23/15 1:38pm Mike East:

@johnk - nice!
A woman just came up to me, "umm, I'm looking for the Cambodians"
  Thu. 4/23/15 1:39pm jan:

@Charlie- so the rest of Dim Dim is a great album?
  Thu. 4/23/15 1:39pm johnk77:

@charlie thanx
Avatar Thu. 4/23/15 1:48pm Charlie:

Jan - Yes!
Hi Johnk77 - yw!
Avatar Thu. 4/23/15 1:51pm Charlie:

and here's Amanda Nazario's latest article:
www.theweeklings.com...
Don't you know that other kids are starving in Japan? I don't care if you're full, just -- read it!
Avatar Thu. 4/23/15 1:54pm ndbob:

excellent show Charlie!
  Thu. 4/23/15 1:55pm gary mitchell:

magical is the word
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/23/15 1:55pm doctorjazz:

Great show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/23/15 1:57pm doctorjazz:

What a cool cover!
Avatar Thu. 4/23/15 1:57pm glenn:

who is rasputina, and why isn't this a huge hit?
  Thu. 4/23/15 1:57pm gary mitchell:

yeah! two in a row
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/23/15 1:57pm Parq:

Doc, you mean the Rasputina? Yeah, isn't it?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/23/15 1:58pm doctorjazz:

The Rasputina ROCKS, another name to check out somewhere or other.
Avatar Thu. 4/23/15 1:59pm Charlie:

Glad you folks could all make it today -- see you next time -- stay tuned for Matt!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/23/15 1:59pm doctorjazz:

Lots of homework today, 2 articles, Bandcamp, who says we're "busy doing nothing?"
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/23/15 1:59pm Stanley:

Been along time?
Hasn't been long enough for me.
Avatar Thu. 4/23/15 1:59pm Charlie:

Matt's playlist: wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/23/15 2:00pm Michael:

Thanks Charlie - been fun!
  Thu. 4/23/15 2:00pm Listening Out There:

thx again!
  Thu. 4/23/15 2:00pm johnk77:

@dj
i know
great show
dim dim is on bandcamp
and single tracks on itunes
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/23/15 2:01pm listener james from westwood:

Always a pleasure to listen, Charlie!!
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