Busy Doing Nothing with Charlie Options | A virtual supermarket sweep of recorded history, with an emphasis on processed cheese.

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Playlist for 24 November 2016 Options | Hail to thee, fat person!

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Artist Song Album Label Images Approx. start time
The Mamas & the Papas  Creeque Alley   Options Creeque Alley: The History Of The Mamas And The Papas  MCA 
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K.D. Lang and the Reclines  Big Boned Gal   Options Absolute Torch and Twang  Sire    0:03:32 ()
Ann Jones and Her Western Sweethearts  A Big Fat Gal Like Me   Options Ann Jones and Her Western Sweethearts, 1949-1954  Cattle Compact 
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0:06:42 ()
Hoagy Carmichael  Huggin' and Chalkin'   Options Ole Buttermilk Sky  Collectors' Choice    0:08:46 ()
Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox  All About That Bass, featuring Kate Davis   Options Historical Misappropriation  self-released 
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0:11:23 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Henry Mancini 
Green Onions   Options Uniquely Mancini  RCA    0:15:03 ()
Stan Kenton & June Christy  Shoo Fly Pie and Apple Pan Dowdy   Options June Christy and the Stan Kenton Orchestra  Collectors' Choice 
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0:17:54 ()
Slim Gaillard Quartette  Dunkin' Bagel   Options 78 (not from this great film clip)  Melodisc    0:20:22 ()
Jeanne Steig & William Steig  Mishmash, read by Matt Fiveash   Options Alpha Beta Chowder  Harper Collins 
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0:23:15 ()
Dee Dee Sharp  Gravy (For My Mashed Potatoes)   Options It's Mashed Potato Time  Cameo    0:23:38 ()
Louis Jordan  Boogie Woogie Blue Plate   Options 78 (originally)  Decca    0:25:46 ()
Christopher Guest & Gilda Radner  Flash Bazbo in a Restaurant   Options National Lampoon Radio Hour box set  Rhino 
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0:28:27 ()
The Soulsetters  Cecil, the Unwnted French Fry   Options The Soul Side of the Street (Hot Phoenix Soul Sides from the Vaults of Hadley Murrell)  Dionysus    0:29:09 ()
Dave Van Ronk  One Meatball   Options No Dirty Names  Verve    0:33:09 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Booker T. & The MGs 
Mo' Onions   Options The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 (various artists)  Stax    0:36:29 ()
Spinal Tap  Big Bottom   Options This Is Spinal Tap  Polygram    0:40:01 ()
Jeanne Steig & William Steig  My Gruesome Gilbert, read by Amanda Nazario   Options Alpha Beta Chowder  Harper Collins 
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0:43:25 ()
Root Boy Slim  Dare to Be Fat   Options These People are Nuts! (various artists)  I.R.S.    0:43:52 ()
Victor Buono  Fat   Options Heavy  DorĂ©    0:47:43 ()
Randy Newman  Davy the Fat Boy   Options Live  Reprise    0:51:45 ()
Jeanne Steig & William Steig  Worrywart, read by Bill Mac   Options Alpha Beta Chowder  Harper Collins 
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0:54:26 ()
Fats Domino  The Fat Man   Options My Blue Heaven: The Best of  EMI    0:55:30 ()
cast  Food, Glorious Food   Options Oliver!  Colgems    0:58:21 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Herbie Hancock 
Fat Mama   Options Fat Albert Rotunda  Warner Bros. Seven Arts Records 
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1:01:10 ()
Alex McMurray  Ninth Ward Chickens   Options Ninth Ward Chickens  self-released    1:06:04 ()
Wanda Jackson  Let's Have a Party   Options Vintage Collection  Capitol    1:10:14 ()
Utility Project  Groundhog   Options Groundhog single  Utility Project    1:12:14 ()
Holy Modal Rounders  Mole in the Ground   Options 2  Prestige 
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1:14:26 ()
Todd Colby  Cake   Options Word Up (various artists)  Virgin    1:17:14 ()
The Rutles  Cheese and Onions   Options The Rutles  Warner Bros.    1:18:08 ()
Jeanne Steig & William Steig  Obadiah Overcome, read by Doug Schulkind   Options Alpha Beta Chowder  Harper Collins 
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1:20:48 ()
Frankie Laine & Jo Stafford  Piece A-Puddin'   Options 78 (originally)  Columbia    1:21:15 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Herbie Hancock 
Fat Albert Rotunda   Options Fat Albert Rotunda  Warner Bros. Seven Arts Records 
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1:23:15 ()
Fat Boys  Wipeout (with the Beach Boys)   Options 12-inch single  Tin Pan Apple    1:28:00 ()
Ian Dury  The Body Song   Options Lord Upminster  Polydor 
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1:31:56 ()
Slapp Happy  Everybody's Slimmin'   Options Acnalbasac Noom (reissue)  ReR    1:37:09 ()
Sugarhill Gang  Rapper's Delight (excerpt)   Options Sugarhill Gang  Sugarhill Records    1:41:08 ()
"Weird Al" Yankovic  Eat It   Options Even Worse  Rock 'n' Roll 
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1:42:48 ()
Allan Sherman  Hail to Thee, Fat Person   Options My Son the Nut  Warner Bros.    1:46:12 ()
Hasil Adkins  Chicken Hunch   Options Poultry in Motion  Norton    1:48:29 ()
Slim Gaillard & Slam Stewart  Matzoh Balls   Options 78  Vocalion 
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1:53:20 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Johnny Beecher 
Sax Fifth Avenue   Options 45 played at 33  Warner Bros.    1:55:51 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/24/16 5:02am People Like Us:

Morning Charlie :)))
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 9:08am Charlie:

Well, hello to you too!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/24/16 11:44am Michael:

Morning Charlie!
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 11:47am Charlie:

Hello Michael! Happy holiday to you. How's it progressing?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/24/16 11:52am Michael:

It's fine. Pretty much zipped up 'cept for the bird which is in now. How goes it up north?
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 11:54am Charlie:

Quiet and calm (except for the show, of course). Just cooking a simple meal afterwards, relaxing with some movies, just me and Mrs. Busy.
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 11:55am Perri:

Hi Charlie--Food Songs?!? Wouldn't miss this for anything! :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/24/16 11:57am Michael:

Pretty quiet here as well. Daughter home for weekend, and Mother in Law. Some good movies sounds good.
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 11:59am Charlie:

Hey, Perri! Nice to see you:)
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 12:00pm ndbob:

afternoon Charlie and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/24/16 12:02pm Mayuko:

Good afternoon Charlie and everyone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/24/16 12:02pm listener james from westwood:

Chaz! Happiest of days! Will be taking you mobile, then suffusing my Thanksgiving destination with the mellow sounds of Nothing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/24/16 12:03pm Doug Schulkind:

This show is gonna be phat.
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 12:03pm Charlie:

Hiya Bob! Well met.
Mayuko -- a pleasure!
James! Doug!!!
  Thu. 11/24/16 12:04pm AWS from MP:

All the best to you
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/24/16 12:06pm Michael:

And thanks for doing the show today - perfect side dish. Or is it like a fine wine paired with dinner.
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 12:06pm Charlie:

and to you, AWS from MP
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 12:07pm Charlie:

Michael -- the correct wine to pair with today's show is definitely Mad Dog, or maybe Ripple. Or something in a box. Or whatever matches your clothes, so if you spill, no one will notice.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/24/16 12:09pm Doug Schulkind:

k.d. made a new(ish) record with Laura Veirs and Neko Case. Very quite excellent it is.
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 12:10pm Charlie:

Doug -- I've been wanting to hear that one! Glad to hear you like it.
  Thu. 11/24/16 12:11pm Jeff g.:

Can I hide from my family in here? Hi, Charlie, and all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/24/16 12:11pm annie:

oh good you caught the hoagy birthday!!
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 12:12pm Charlie:

Hi Jeff G! Yes, hide away.
Annie -- oh yes:)
  Thu. 11/24/16 12:12pm AWS from MP:

Thanks Charlie. 2/3 of my message disappeared in the ether. Oh well. Enjoying the show
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/24/16 12:12pm annie:

my ride is going to be here later, so, yes imma listening!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/24/16 12:14pm listener james from westwood:

Aaaah, this Meghan Trainor cover is the bomb!
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 12:15pm ndbob:

Heya Annie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/24/16 12:16pm annie:

hey nd!!! you going to share food with someone toay?
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 12:16pm Charlie:

James -- ain't it, though? I'll post the link to the video in a little bit.
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 12:17pm Bill Mac:

Listening whilst jamming genoa salami and provolone slices into my mouth. Enjoying the audio along with vigorous mastication!
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 12:17pm ndbob:

@annie actually I will just be here by myself all day - making the all American food - cheeseburgers:)
  Thu. 11/24/16 12:18pm Jeff g.:

Amended to say: can I hide out here with my family?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/24/16 12:19pm mauri:

tea and chocolate swingin here.
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 12:19pm Bill Mac:

Mauri!
  Thu. 11/24/16 12:21pm bill:

Charlie--I was in a deep depression once and your show and sense of humor helped me get out of it. so in the spirit of thanksgiving, thank you
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/24/16 12:21pm annie:

i have many friends who will be raising glasses solo today. if i was going to be alone it would be grilled PB&Js and red wine! as it is, pot luck at a friend's house. one of those catch-all things for people who ain't got places to go. a dry event, though, so imbibing now..
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 12:22pm Charlie:

Hey big Bill Mac:)!
hi Bill
hi Mauri!
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 12:22pm Parq:

HIlda! I absolutely adore her pinups. Good day, Charlie, I am here quite live, no cooking duties, restaurant reservs for 8:45 PM. (The kid's BF is working until 8 in a comic book shop. Who buys comics on Thanksgiving Day, I have no idea, but it's comforting to know they'll be in good hands.) Relaxing with Mrs. Parq, my coffee and your terrific show.
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 12:22pm Parq:

Bill Mac, all good wishes to you and Mrs. Mac on this fine day.
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 12:23pm Charlie:

bill -- very happy to hear that! :)
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 12:24pm Charlie:

Parq! Greetings!
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 12:24pm Parq:

Smash! In the coffee.
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 12:24pm Bill Mac:

Heya Parq & Missus P! Thanks much and the same to you.
  Thu. 11/24/16 12:25pm Jeff g.:

Ok I'll bite: what the hell is Apple pandotti?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/24/16 12:25pm doctorjazz:

Great Slim! Making me hungry. Heading for the elderly relatives soon, keep you on in the car.
  Thu. 11/24/16 12:26pm gary mitchell:

slim gaillard dictionary right here: http://www.pocreations.com/vout.html
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/24/16 12:27pm Goyim in the AM:

Apple pan dowdy, also known as brown Betty, is an apple dessert casserole kinda thing.
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 12:27pm Charlie:

hey there doctor jazz! and gary mitchell!
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 12:28pm ndbob:

Heya Gary!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/24/16 12:28pm Brian in UK:

Hello Charlie.
Chewing water over here.
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 12:29pm doyle:

happy nothing day!
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 12:29pm Parq:

The Steig family are, collectively, another national treasure.
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 12:30pm Bill Mac:

@BiUK Ay!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/24/16 12:30pm Brian in UK:

Voot. (not sure Slim would approve of the full stop)
  Thu. 11/24/16 12:30pm gary mitchell:

Vout-O-La to you bob
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 12:31pm Parq:

Flash Basbo!
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 12:31pm doyle:

this playlist is miles better than my shoo fly pie
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 12:32pm Parq:

Okay, my apologies for giving it the British spelling.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/24/16 12:32pm Brian in UK:

Mr Mac, greetings to you and Maxine.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/24/16 12:35pm Brian in UK:

@Goyim how's the things in your neck of the woods?
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 12:35pm Bill Mac:

Same to you Brian. Makin' room fer turkey...
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 12:36pm Charlie:

belated greetings to Goyim in the AM, Brian in UK, doyle!
  Thu. 11/24/16 12:37pm Jeff g.:

Ah, thanks @Goyim! Pan dowdy. Phew.
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 12:38pm Bill Mac:

Mishmash by Fiveash? Intentional methinks. Great recitation btw.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/24/16 12:38pm Brian in UK:

We got to wait four weeks for that monster to land on the table. Difficult to appreciate what Thanksgiving means to you folks over here.
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 12:39pm Bill Mac:

Basically football, parades and food...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/24/16 12:40pm Goyim in the AM:

Diamond in the back, sunroof top, making the scene with a gangster lean. Also pie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/24/16 12:42pm annie:

and cab calloway in the wings?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/24/16 12:42pm Doug Schulkind:

Mmmmm, wings!
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 12:42pm Bill Mac:

Arthur Godfrey.... Spinal Tap!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/24/16 12:43pm Brian in UK:

Do all the shops shut today?
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 12:44pm Bill Mac:

Big stores open after dinner
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/24/16 12:44pm Brian in UK:

Laughing out loud.
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 12:44pm Parq:

Brian, more of them than most holidays. Supermarkets are open, but close early. Convenience stores stay open. Unfortunately, the trend for the last two or three years ago is for big-box stores to open and begin the Christmas feeding frenzy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/24/16 12:45pm Brian in UK:

Black Friday Week. What is that?
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 12:46pm Parq:

I had seen this movie at least five times before a pal seeing it for the first time pointed out that all three of the front-men were playing basses on this number.
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 12:46pm Parq:

Brian, you're better off not knowing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/24/16 12:46pm Goyim in the AM:

This is new, Brian -- I left the states 20 years ago, and shops were closed on Thanksgiving after, say, 2 or 4. But you'd go to the movies (back when there were movies).
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/24/16 12:47pm annie:

omg, root boy slim! blast from the past!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/24/16 12:47pm Brian in UK:

Parq there is so much juice in that film. Must watch it again soon.
  Thu. 11/24/16 12:53pm Jeff g.:

Hate to be that guy, but today we're also celebrating colonialism and genocide and the myth of American exceptionalism. Also football.
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 12:53pm Charlie:

thanks to Uncle Michael for suggesting this Victor Buono track -- I'd never heard it before -- it's brilliant!
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 12:55pm Charlie:

and King Kong, Jeff G
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 12:58pm Bill Mac:

Who woulda thought:

thefreegeorge.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/24/16 12:59pm annie:

damn, just when the music gets good, i have to split..
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/24/16 12:59pm annie:

thanks charlie!!! stay cool, man..
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 1:00pm Charlie:

here's the video for that great cover of "all about that bass": www.youtube.com...
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 1:02pm Charlie:

seeya, annie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/24/16 1:03pm annie:

mmwahh!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/24/16 1:04pm Doug Schulkind:

In case you don't get completely engorged on songs about tender morsels, tune in to the Drummer Stream tomorrow morning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/24/16 1:07pm Doug Schulkind:

Bill Mac will be filling in for Mayuko and Play Vertigo on December 3 and December 10!
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 1:09pm Charlie:

what's the recipe for gypsy chicken?
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 1:10pm doyle:

time to go yell at my kids..it takes my undivided attention, great show!
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 1:11pm Charlie:

ty, doyle -- btw your song coming up in a few minutes:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/24/16 1:19pm Doug Schulkind:

@Charlie
Just remembered this: WFMU used to have a book of Victor Buono poems, including "Fat," in the downstairs bathroom reading rack in the house at 580 Springdale Ave.!
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 1:22pm Charlie:

haha! good bathroom reading!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/24/16 1:25pm Brian in UK:

Great show Charlie, off to the kitchen.
Have a gut busting Thanksgiving everyone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/24/16 1:28pm Brian in UK:

Charlie, would love to see the sunset from Valparaiso.
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 1:31pm Charlie:

thanks for stopping by, Brian
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 1:38pm Bill Mac:

Yeah man, off to visit the family. Thanks for the journey Charlie. Happy T-Day! Bye all!
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 1:39pm Charlie:

thanks for hangin out, Bill Mac! and for reading that poem for the show! have a good day!
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 1:44pm doyle:

yay thanks for the spin!
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 1:45pm Charlie:

groundhog -- perfect song for thanksgiving!
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 1:46pm ndbob:

any rodent song is perfect for Thanksgiving:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/24/16 1:47pm doctorjazz:

Been listening On The Garden State And NJ Tpk, made the drive fun, now have to get the elderly relatives (too bad I ain't got Nothig for the drive home...)
Eat It!!!!
Have a great one, all!
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 1:47pm Charlie:

yes, bob! i believe firesign theater did a think called "rat in a box," but i don't have it.
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 1:47pm Charlie:

seeya, drjazz!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/24/16 1:50pm Snortley:

Firesign tells us: "Our Lord is a mighty hot dog!"
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 1:51pm Monica:

hysterical, chaz!!! love allan sherman. what was that short ordering indian food just before this? happy holiday to YOU, chazaloo!
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 1:52pm Charlie:

hey Snortley!
Monica! great to see ya. that was from an episode of Brit crime drama, "New Tricks," but I don't think I know what episode (and there were many)
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 1:55pm ndbob:

excellent show Charlie!
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 1:55pm Monica:

so great - just like you! have a beautiful holiday. time to strap on the feed bag....
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 1:56pm Charlie:

thanks, bob!
seeya, Mo -- have a great one!
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 1:56pm Charlie:

an extra dish of Slim Gaillard...
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 1:57pm Parq:

Benn on the phone with a beloved aunt, and so missed the whole second half except for half-hearing it in the background. Loved hearing Weird Al, digging Slim, wishing you, Charlie, the very best of the day in lovely New E.
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 1:57pm ndbob:

I think it's a safe bet Hasil never ate gefilte fish
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/24/16 1:57pm Michael:

Great show Charlie - thanks for sharing kitchen duties! You and Mrs. Busy enjoy!
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 1:57pm Charlie:

Thanks everyone for being here today -- have a great day/holiday/week/whatever!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/24/16 2:00pm Mayuko:

Thank you Charlie! Hope you have a wonderful rest of the Thanksgiving day.
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 2:02pm Perri:

Wonderful as always--thank you, Charlie!
Avatar Thu. 11/24/16 2:04pm Charlie:

Thanks everyone -- will catch up on comments later:)
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