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Playlist for 06 October 2016 Options | re:Covers

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Artist Song Album Label Approx. start time
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Willie Nelson  Just Dropped In   Options Rainbow Connection  Island  0:00:00 ()
Vikki Carr  Sunday Morning Coming Down   Options Nashville by Carr  Liberty  0:03:30 ()
Freakwater  You've Never Been This Far Before   Options Feels Like the Third Time  Thrill Jockey  0:07:09 ()
Shirley Bassey  Light My Fire   Options Shirley Bassey Is Really "Something"  United Artists  0:10:02 ()
Dee Dee Sharp Gamble  I'd Really Love To See You Tonight   Options What Color Is Love  Philadelphia International  0:13:29 ()
Music behind DJ:
Bunny Kick   Options Uh-oh!  Asphodel  0:18:02 ()
Iron Horse  Rocket Man   Options YouTube video    0:22:18 ()
Hermanos Calatrava  Space Oddity   Options Absolute Belter (various artists)  Finders Keepers  0:26:10 ()
Prozak for Lovers  Mexican Radio   Options Prozak for Lovers II  Bruce Lash  0:30:17 ()
Barbara Casini Quartet  Taxman   Options Stasera Beatles  Philology  0:34:09 ()
Todd Rundgren  Influenza   Options With a Twist  Guardian  0:37:12 ()
Music behind DJ:
Las Comadrejas 
Oaxacatelas   Options We Are Ugly, But We Have the Music  Comad  0:42:05 ()
Sonic Youth  I Know There's an Answer   Options Smiles, Vibes, and Harmony  De Milo Records  0:45:40 ()
Descendents  Wendy   Options Duck and Cover (various artists)  SST  0:48:32 ()
The Langley Schools Music Project  You're So Good to Me   Options Innocence and Despair  Bar None  0:50:43 ()
The Dragsters  Goldfinger   Options Stoked  Great Jones  0:53:29 ()
Peter Stampfel  Goldfinger   Options You Must Remember This  Gert Town  0:55:45 ()
Sex Mob  Been It   Options Din of Inequity  Knitting Factory/Columbia  0:58:20 ()
Music behind DJ:
Jerry Goldsmith 
New York Skyline   Options In Like Flint/Our Man Flint (soundtrack)  Varese Sarabande  1:02:45 ()
Julian Velard  The Way You Make Me Feel   Options Make Me Feel 3.27.03  Julian Velard  1:07:35 ()
The Embarrassment  Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough   Options Heyday 1979-1983  Bar None  1:14:22 ()
Youngblood Brass Band  Human Nature   Options Center:Level:Roar  Ozone Music  1:19:53 ()
Music behind DJ:
Shudder to Think 
pH Balanced   Options High Art (soundtrack)  Velvel  1:25:47 ()
Big Blood  Heart of Glass   Options Already Gone II  dontrustheruin  1:28:12 ()
Nouvelle Vague  Love Will Tear Us Apart (vocal: Eloisia)   Options Nouvelle Vague  Peacefrog  1:34:15 ()
Rotary Connection  Didn't Want to Have to Do It   Options Rotary Connection  Chess  1:37:28 ()
Ann Magnuson  Dreamboat Annie   Options Dream Girl    1:40:35 ()
The Drifters  You've Got Your Troubles   Options First Loves: The Complete Drifters Singles 1972-1980    1:43:22 ()
Blondie  I'm Gonna Love You Too   Options Parallel Lines  Chrysalis  1:47:27 ()
Orchestra Super Mazembe  Malaba d'Amour (Words of Love)   Options Kaivaska  Virgin  1:49:38 ()
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers  Moon River   Options Buhaina's Delight  Blue Note  1:52:23 ()
Music behind DJ:
Johnny Beecher 
Sax Fifth Avenue   Options 45 played at 33  Warner Bros.  1:57:28 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 10/6/16 12:01pm Michael:

Hello Charlie. How's the foliage so far?
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 12:01pm Mayuko:

Good afternoon!!
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 12:02pm Charlie:

Hi Michael! It's not the best year for foliage, due to weather conditions this summer. How is it by you?
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 12:02pm Charlie:

Hello Mayuko!
  Thu. 10/6/16 12:03pm gary mitchell:

nice version!
  Thu. 10/6/16 12:03pm gary mitchell:

odd fact - the original version of "Just Dropped In" was on a Jerry Lee Lewis LP
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 10/6/16 12:04pm Michael:

Not much yet. My Vermont pal is heading north tomorrow and sent this map:
She's all the way up where it's peaking pretty much.
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 12:05pm Wendy del Formaggio:

I'm not peaking here in southern Vermont, but give me about a half-hour.

Oh wait. You're talking about leaves, aren't you?
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 12:05pm Charlie:

Hello Gary Mitchell! I did not know that!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 10/6/16 12:06pm doctorjazz:

Hi all, ready for nothing.
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 12:06pm Charlie:

Oh wait, I think I'm starting to peak now, Al.
Hi Wendy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 10/6/16 12:06pm Parq:

Shaking my head in wonder at the idea of Vikki Carr covering "Sunday". Not the only time in the next two hours I will be shaking my head in wonder, I'm sure.
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 12:06pm Charlie:

and hello doctorjazz:)
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 12:06pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Haha, I was thinking of the same line, Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 10/6/16 12:07pm Brian in UK:

Hello Charlie and folks.

Lawks a perambulator.
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 12:07pm Charlie:

Hey there Parq -- just keep it wagging;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 10/6/16 12:08pm thedunkel:

Vikki Carr - nice!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 10/6/16 12:08pm doctorjazz:

A covers show should be really interesting...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 10/6/16 12:09pm @sugarwolf@:

hey all

gonna be busy doing something while listening: folding laundry!
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 12:11pm Charlie:

Well hello, Brian in UK and thedunkel, and . . . @sugarwolf@! Busy Folding Laundry, I like it.
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 12:12pm Charlie:

Yo, I think I'm starting to peep now (leaf peep, that is).
  Thu. 10/6/16 12:12pm gary mitchell:

this one's boffo
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 12:13pm Charlie:

Shirley had a great voice alright.
  Thu. 10/6/16 12:14pm Listening Out There:

It's Busy Doing "Something" day today...
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 12:15pm ndbob:

afternoon Charlie and everyone!
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 12:15pm Charlie:

Shirley Bassey is Busy Doing Nothing.
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 12:15pm ndbob:

Heya Gary!
  Thu. 10/6/16 12:15pm gary mitchell:

yo bob
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 12:16pm Charlie:

Hey there ndbob! You should enter Vlada into the WFMU pet mascot contest!
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 12:17pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Haha, yes, we're all starting to peep now up here, Charlie. Well, those of us who have windows to look out of and eyes to see leaves with.
Ugh, that's a horrible sentence. I should get back to work...writing.
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 12:17pm ndbob:

I should Charlie! They can be imaginary I guess:)
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 12:20pm βrian:

Ok, I just air-dropped a care package through the chimney, Charle.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 10/6/16 12:25pm Parq:

Iron Horse is offering an interesting departure from the classic Shatner approach.
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 12:26pm βrian:

I like my grass green, thank you.
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 12:26pm Charlie:

hi ßrian -- and thanks much!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/6/16 12:26pm Carmichael:

Now if you could only pair this with the Austin Lounge Lizards' version of PF's Brain Damage ....
  Thu. 10/6/16 12:28pm testingwithfire:

Banjo brillance (hi Charlie and flâneurs)
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 12:30pm Charlie:

Hello Carmichael! (don't have that one)
and hi testingwithfire too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 10/6/16 12:30pm Brian in UK:

Andy Votel having fun.
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 12:30pm Wendy del Formaggio:

One of the hermanos seems to be channeling Jerry Lewis. HOLA, DAMA!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 10/6/16 12:31pm thedunkel:

mexican radio - nice!
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 12:32pm βrian:

In Texas, he's known as "Jurr Luce."
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 12:32pm Charlie:

Wendy -- yes! It sounds like a stand-up routine.
  Thu. 10/6/16 12:34pm testingwithfire:

On a wavelength far from home
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 10/6/16 12:35pm doctorjazz:

Zydeco Beatles!
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 12:40pm Charlie:

I'm taking a moment to mention here that October is Silent Fundraiser month at WFMU. This is the time of year when we start to run low on funds, but don't wanna yak on air, so if you can make a pledge to support WFMU, Give the Drummer Radio, and Busy Doing Nothing, please go here -- pledge.wfmu.org... -- of course there's lots of great new t-shirts and other swag etc. Thanks much!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 10/6/16 12:44pm Parq:

Wendy (and Charlie), you'd be surprised how common that croaky Jerry-Lewis voice is in Spanish-language comedy. It even turns up in Spanish dubs of dialog for American cartoons.
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 12:47pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Yay, I'm glad you're playing this SY BW cover. I haven't heard it in years. My copy got lost long ago.
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 12:50pm Wendy del Formaggio:

I think I'm hearing voices. Is someone calling me? I think I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 10/6/16 12:50pm thedunkel:

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 10/6/16 12:51pm doctorjazz:

and, punk Beach Boys, cool!
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 12:51pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Hi thedunkel!
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 12:52pm Wendy del Formaggio:

(Now i have to find a song called "Charlie" to play on my show this afternoon, you know, to return the favor!)
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 12:52pm Charlie:

That last one goes out to -- Wendy!
  Thu. 10/6/16 12:53pm rf:

Langley Schools my favorite thank you
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 10/6/16 12:54pm Brian in UK:

@Wendy 'Good Time Charlies My Name' by Leon Redbone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 10/6/16 12:54pm doctorjazz:

Charlie Brown, he's a clown.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 10/6/16 12:56pm Parq:

Just found something called "Song for Charlie" by something called Camp Cope. Can't make the audio work on my puter, so can't report on what kind of recording or how good, but I offer it for what it's worth.
  Thu. 10/6/16 12:57pm jan:

Jan Checking in.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 10/6/16 12:57pm doctorjazz:

Stampfel? YES! Everything he touches turns to gold.
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 12:57pm Wendy del Formaggio:

doctorjazz: including fingers, apparently!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 10/6/16 12:58pm Michael:

Mr. Charlie - told me so.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 10/6/16 12:58pm Parq:

Saw Stampfel do an all-cover show at Speakeasy in the 80s. He finished with "King Fu Fighting". Really.
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 1:00pm chromaphone:

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 10/6/16 1:00pm doctorjazz:

Not posted yet, is this Sex Mob?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 10/6/16 1:00pm doctorjazz:

Yes, they do a great Ripple...
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 1:05pm βrian:

Our man Flint is not from Flint.
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 1:06pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Hi Charlie!
  Thu. 10/6/16 1:06pm JtotheK:

Good afternoon everyone.
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 1:09pm Charlie:

Hey, @Parq -- that must've been a great show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/6/16 1:10pm Artie Haywire:

Nothing feels good right now.
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 1:11pm Charlie:

Hi JtotheK -- so ggod to have you with us!
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 1:11pm Charlie:

Michael Moore -- our Flint man?
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 1:12pm Charlie:

Busy Doing Nothing greetings to Artie Haywire and chromaphone!
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 1:14pm Charlie:

@Parq -- I once saw a Richard Thompson show at the Bottom Line where there were request forms on the tables before the show and he did an all requests show. That was pretty great.
  Thu. 10/6/16 1:18pm That Mike:

can't get enough of this one
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 10/6/16 1:18pm Parq:

Wow, spontaneous covers? Stampfel at least was working off a set list. That's pretty impressive of Thompson.
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 1:18pm geezerette:

Hey there Charlie & gang. LOVE this !
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 1:19pm Charlie:

Hi That Mike! How's things in Alaska?
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 1:19pm geezerette:

Don't stop!!!
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 1:19pm Charlie:

Parq -- I think most people requested songs he'd done.
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 1:19pm Charlie:

Hey there geezerette!
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 1:20pm Charlie:

I would've loved to have been on the floor when the Embarrassment were doing this one!
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 1:21pm geezerette:

oh yeah! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 10/6/16 1:21pm doctorjazz:

Richard Thompson could pull off something like that, he did a great cover of Whoops I did it again.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 10/6/16 1:21pm Parq:

As long as you're on the Michael Jackson thread, can you dig up a cover of Rock With You, Thriller or Off the Wall? The death of composer Rod Tempelton, sometime last week (they are being vague for some reason) was announced yesterday.
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 1:21pm geezerette:

haha!funny :D
  Thu. 10/6/16 1:22pm That Mike:

hi Charlie. Sunny and frosty.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 10/6/16 1:23pm doctorjazz:

There is no bass like tuba bass.
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 1:24pm geezerette:

Parq, not laughing in response to Templeton.

Laughing in delight at brilliant segue.
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 1:25pm Charlie:

I heard about Rod, Parq, but I don't have any covers of those songs.
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 1:30pm Wendy del Formaggio:

This Big Blood cover is so brilliant. I love them and am happy I got to see them in Monty Hall last year.
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 1:31pm Charlie:

Ooh -- live Big Blood! Love them.
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 1:32pm geezerette:

Brilliant is right!
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 1:37pm geezerette:

Charlie, these segues!!!
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 1:38pm Charlie:

segues r us!
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 1:39pm geezerette:

!!! :D
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 10/6/16 1:51pm Michael:

Haven't heard this in ages.
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 1:52pm Charlie:

They Blondied up Buddy!
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 1:53pm geezerette:

So funny & great!
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 1:55pm geezerette:

Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 1:56pm ndbob:

excellent show Charlie!
Avatar Thu. 10/6/16 1:57pm Charlie:

aw, shucks, geezerette! it was fun. thanks too bob! and thanks much everyone for spending some quality nothing with me today:)
  Thu. 10/6/16 1:59pm That Mike:

it was nothing
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 10/6/16 1:59pm Michael:

Yup, great show Charlie with very cool choices.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 10/6/16 2:01pm Parq:

Everything was great, but, y'know, my favorite is still the Vikki Carr. Just the idea of her doing a song about boozing and wishing she was stoned makes my day a little better.
  Thu. 10/6/16 2:01pm That Mike:

thanks Charlie great show!
  Thu. 10/6/16 2:02pm Listening Out There:

Thanks! Will catch what I missed from Ye Olde Archive...
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