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Artist Track Album / Format Year Comments Approx. start time
Hank Levine w/ Timothy Leary   Image, Part One / The Psychedelic Experience   Options (CD-R) from the Brainen Archive   1961 / 1966    0:00:00 )  
Spirit  Fresh Garbage   Options Spirit (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1968    0:01:59 )  
Lonnie Mack  Wham   Options The Wham Of That Memphis Man (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1963  RIP
"Lonnie was the kingpin back in 1965" 
0:05:04 )  
Pretty Things  Circus Mind   Options The Singles As & Bs (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1971 / 1977  RIP Peter Tolson  0:08:22 )  
Charles Mingus  Ecclusiastics   Options Oh Yeah (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1972  Happy Birthday!
(April 22, 1922 – January 5, 1979) 
0:10:38 )  
Leroy Anderson  Plink, Plank, Plunk!   Options His Own Compositions, Vol. 2 (10") from the Brainen Archive   1951    0:16:05 )  
Fats Domino  All By Myself   Options The Fat Man's Frenzy (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1955 / 2006    0:18:41 )  
Johnny Burnette RnR Trio  All By Myself   Options Tear It Up: 17 Wild Rockabilly Classics (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1956 / 1978?    0:20:56 )  
NRBQ  All By Myself   Options Froggy's Favorites Volume One: Live 1979-1999 (CD box set) from the Brainen Archive   1994 / 2006    0:25:18 )  
Big Jay McNeely   Maneater   Options Honkers & Screamers (2LP) from the Brainen Archive   1948 / 1979  VAR  0:26:18 )  
Cal Tjader  I've Waited So Long   Options Black Orchid from the Brainen Archive   1959 / 1993    0:29:11 )  
Music behind DJ:
"Bob Brainen's Soul 'n RnB tape" 
        0:32:55 )  
The Band (w/o Bob)  Katie's Been Gone   Options Bob Dylan & The Band - The Basement Tapes (CD box set) from the Brainen Archive   1968? / 1975    0:41:30 )  
McDonald & Giles  Tomorrow's People - The Children Of Today   Options McDonald & Giles (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1971    0:44:06 )  
"Wyncote Orchestra"  Man From U.N.C.L.E. Theme   Options New Original TV Themes (MP3) from the Brainen Archive   1967  see: http://www.basichipdigitaloddio.com/365/  0:50:59 )  
Moody Blues  I Really Haven't Got The Time   Options "proposed 2nd album" (MP3) from the Brainen Archive   1966  Thanks to Pete Tomlinson  0:53:36 )  
Carl Brandt & The W.B. Orch.  Patty Duke Show Theme   Options Top TV Themes '64 (MP3) from the Brainen Archive   1964  from basichipdigital again  0:56:41 )  
Music behind DJ:
"Bob Brainen's Soul 'n RnB tape" 
        1:04:52 )  
Todd Rundgren  Boat on The Charles*   Options Runt / The Ballad of Todd Rundgren* (CD box set) from the Brainen Archive   1971 / 2011    1:13:06 )  
Laura Nyro & LaBelle  Desiree / You've Really Got A Hold On Me   Options Gonna Take A Miracle (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1971 / 2002    1:17:45 )  
Eric Dolphy With Booker Little  Far Cry   Options 12 Classic Albums 1959-1962 (CD box set)   1962 / 2014    1:22:13 )  
Bill Doggett  Hold It   Options Gon Doggett (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1958 / 1985    1:27:38 )  
Music behind DJ:
"Bob Brainen's Soul 'n RnB tape" 
        1:27:44 )  
Clifford Brown-Max Roach Quintet  Time   Options The Quintet Vol. 2 (2LP) from the Brainen Archive   1955 / 1977    1:36:34 )  
The Hit Pack  Didn't I   Options Unreleased Motown 1965 (MP3) * from the Brainen Archive   1965 / 2015  Thanks to Doug Young  1:41:51 )  
Earl Van Dyke & the Soul Brothers  Think It Over (Before You Break My Heart)   Options One Track Mind! More Motown Guys (CD box set) * from the Brainen Archive   196? / 2016    1:44:06 )  
Peggy Lee  Goin' On A Hayride   Options Tom Ardolino's Magic Jukebox       1:46:09 )  
The City  Now That Everything's Been Said   Options Now That Everything's Been Said (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1969    1:48:16 )  
Smokey & His Sister  Come And Be Mine   Options Smokey & His Sister (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1966 / 2007    1:50:09 )  
Procol Harum  The Milk Of Human Kindness   Options A Salty Dog - Deluxe Edition (CD box set) * from the Brainen Archive   1969 / 2015    1:53:02 )  
Music behind DJ:
"Bob Brainen's Soul 'n RnB tape" 
        1:55:38 )  

(* = new, from the Brainen Archive The marked selections are from the Brainen Archive.)

Listener comments!

  Sat. 4/23/16 9:03am 1whoknewcthulhu:

That's the Spirit! Good morning, Bob.
Avatar Sat. 4/23/16 9:03am duke:

Goo morning Bob. Nice Spirit song
  Sat. 4/23/16 9:04am Jack:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/23/16 9:05am annie:

HB bob
  Sat. 4/23/16 9:05am RHenderson:

Good morning, Bob. Excellent start! This LP, if memory serves, is one of those whose mono
  Sat. 4/23/16 9:10am Jeff:

Why did I think Lonnie Mack died years ago?
I did get to see him on a bill with Roy Buchanan and Albert Collins.
And, oh yeah, I hope Page loses that lawsuit. The dude's the most prolific plagiarizer in rock and roll.
R.I.P. Randy California
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/23/16 9:11am Scraps deSelby:

mingus mingus mingus ah
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/23/16 9:14am Scraps deSelby:

Oh! happy birthday! Didn't know that. He's so wonderful
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/23/16 9:15am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Better Get It In Your Soul !
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/23/16 9:18am Scraps deSelby:

Plonk, plenk, plynk! (Volume 2)
  Sat. 4/23/16 9:19am 1whoknewcthulhu:

  Sat. 4/23/16 9:22am 1whoknewcthulhu:

And now, for something completely different . . .
  Sat. 4/23/16 9:24am RHenderson:

What I'd meant to say earlier — the phone app cuts off comments, as it turns out — is that 'Spirit' is maybe one of those mid-'60s LP's that sounds a bit different in its respective mono & stereo versions.
  Sat. 4/23/16 9:25am Stuart Rose:

Bob playing rockabilly- a little unexpected, very appreciated.

Page really committed theft with Dazed and Confused. Stairway uses Randy's guitar figure but not as the melody of the song.
  Sat. 4/23/16 9:28am Dave M:

Happy birthday, Bob!
  Sat. 4/23/16 9:29am scott:

---and Eric Carmen nowhere in sight
  Sat. 4/23/16 9:31am Jeff:

Happy Birthday Bob Brainen and Charles Mingus!
  Sat. 4/23/16 9:34am Stuart Rose:

Happy Birthday, Bob.
  Sat. 4/23/16 9:35am WilliamfromDumont:

Tjader played on some very early Mingus sides too.
  Sat. 4/23/16 9:36am Jack:

Can the dead sue the living? I hope not. Of course, there will always be a long line of lawyers willing to take the case and try.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/23/16 9:40am melinda:

good morning and happy birthday!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/23/16 9:42am Scraps deSelby:

WFMU doesn't have Countdown to Ecstasy?? Sob
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/23/16 9:43am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Joyeux ♉Taurean Solar Return !
  Sat. 4/23/16 9:43am RHenderson:

Is today your Big Day, Bob? Turns out you share it with Roy Orbison, not bad...
  Sat. 4/23/16 9:43am Jeff:

It's been 30 years, and I still miss Richard Manuel.
  Sat. 4/23/16 9:50am WilliamfromDumont:

Gotta play Birdman someday Bob.
  Sat. 4/23/16 9:51am scott:

really like the rhythm section and vocal sound of this M&G song, great album
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/23/16 9:51am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

♉Taurus is the Fixed Earth sign - about accumulating Material for survival after birth (which is ♈Aries the 1st & previous sign & the technical beginning of Spring). It links the brain & body - correlates to perhaps the Earth itself - & has natural understanding of Forms.
Avatar Sat. 4/23/16 9:53am SmokinJ:

Happy Happy bb!
  Sat. 4/23/16 9:54am RHenderson:

'McDonald & Giles' was one of those albums with no info on the outside of the jacket, save for the title, a trendy, cooler-than-thou gesture at the time. But it did have that cool color infrared photography, so I bought it anyways, glad I did.
  Sat. 4/23/16 9:55am 1whoknewcthulhu:

Pre-prog-rock Moody Blues!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/23/16 9:58am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- yes - between - ? - their early R&B ballad phase (? - 'Go Now') - & their Psych-ProtoProg phase (Moodys being the perfect example of the transition from Psych to Prog?...& who says Psych/Prog are always about screaming horrors anyway? Love Moodys...)
Avatar Sat. 4/23/16 10:12am BEAVO:

No it was the Great White Wonder.
  Sat. 4/23/16 10:16am 1whoknewcthulhu:

Can't believe that Runt is nearly half a century old.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/23/16 10:18am Scraps deSelby:

I know it's a cliché for favorite Rundgren, but "Hello It's Me" is just so good
  Sat. 4/23/16 10:19am Jeff:

Talk about missing someone-Laura Nyro, why did you leave us so soon?
  Sat. 4/23/16 10:19am RHenderson:

This is def. my favorite Todd lp, but perhaps you played my favorite Todd tune the other week, that being "Long Flowing Robe." Still, this is the best example of the sweetness that Rundgren's voice still possessed early in his solo career. After the 'Todd' double lp that quality became increasingly scarce.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/23/16 10:20am Scraps deSelby:

If I can't pick a single, then maybe "Piss Aaron"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/23/16 10:20am melinda:

I love Gonna Take a Miracle. Nice to hear.
  Sat. 4/23/16 10:23am 1whoknewcthulhu:

Love any Laura Nyro.
Avatar Sat. 4/23/16 10:23am BEAVO:

Todd was very much influenced by Laura Nyro
Avatar Sat. 4/23/16 10:23am Parq:

Did she write that?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/23/16 10:24am Scraps deSelby:

My beloved late wife turned me on to Laura Nyro. 13 Confession is my favorite, but Velma liked New York Tendeberry, even using that as her internet name, etc
Avatar Sat. 4/23/16 10:24am BEAVO:

No Smokey Robinson did
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/23/16 10:25am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...but Writer she was (often for Hits by others - Guess Who &tc.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/23/16 10:26am Scraps deSelby:

And lots of 5th Dimension
Avatar Sat. 4/23/16 10:26am BEAVO:

Wedding Bell Blues
  Sat. 4/23/16 10:26am paul:

And Streisand
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/23/16 10:27am Scraps deSelby:

And she was so young, so mature
  Sat. 4/23/16 10:27am paul:

In fact, that's about the only Streisand stuff I like listening to.
  Sat. 4/23/16 10:29am Jeff:

Eric Dolphy!
My personal choice for MVP in jazz.
So unknown by so many, but so appreciated by his peers; except for Miles Davis who dissed him in a Downbeat blindfold test. Fuck you, Miles!
Avatar Sat. 4/23/16 10:29am BEAVO:

Too bad she mistakenly thought people were laughing at her at Monterey. I crushed her. Wish they would release the film.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/23/16 10:31am melinda:

I'm not having any problems here.
  Sat. 4/23/16 10:31am Jeff:

All good here, Bob
  Sat. 4/23/16 10:32am 1whoknewcthulhu:

Everything A-OK on this side, Bob.
  Sat. 4/23/16 10:35am Stuart Rose:

Yeah, Beavo.
Laura- God rest her soul- probably wasn't made for playing such a huge outdoor festival. But I'm not sure I have the whole story. Why was she convinced people were laughing at her?
Avatar Sat. 4/23/16 10:40am BEAVO:

Apparently nobody else who was there knows. According to the documentry I saw. She was real insecure about her performance. Which was great in the clip I saw of Wedding Bell Blues.
  Sat. 4/23/16 10:44am Stuart Rose:

She was real young than, wasn't she?
Monterey was '67,right?

Such soulful eyes.
  Sat. 4/23/16 10:48am Jeff:

A friend of mine went to sleep away camp in the early '60s.
Laura Nyro was a camp counselor there and used to play her guitar and sing to the kids.
This same friend of mine's dad owned Gem Spa in the '60s and '70s. Right across from Fillmore East. Everyone hung out there!
  Sat. 4/23/16 10:50am Jeff:

This tune shows Laura's influence on Carole King.
Typically, Carole served as an influence to Laura.
  Sat. 4/23/16 10:52am Greg from ZONE 5:

<gasp!> Happy Birthday, Bob!
  Sat. 4/23/16 10:53am Stuart Rose:

I imagine Laura soothed the emotions of any homesick little kids.
  Sat. 4/23/16 10:54am tadpoles:

Go Robin! Excellent thanks Bob.
Avatar Sat. 4/23/16 10:54am SmokinJ:

Savin' the best for last eh? Fantastic!
  Sat. 4/23/16 10:56am kevin Sutton:

Happy B'day Bob, my P.H. song is "Simple Sister"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/23/16 10:59am melinda:

Jeff that's a great story.
  Sat. 4/23/16 11:01am P-90:

Happy Birthday and thanks for the soundtrack to my Saturday mornings, Bob. Never less than excellent.
Avatar Sat. 4/23/16 4:06pm Michael King:

Bob, I love your show and listen faithfully every week. But, not one Prince tune? I don't understand. Happy Birthday!
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