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Options April 24, 2021: The Bobby Thomson Memorial Playlist

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Artist Track Label Comments Approx. start time
The Ultra-Tones  Locomotion   Options Gary    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Link Wray  Son Of Rumble   Options Easy Eye Sound    0:05:45 (Pop‑up)
The Scavengers  Speed Trap   Options Pharaoh    0:07:32 (Pop‑up)
The Diminshuns  Slippery When Wet   Options Division    0:09:06 (Pop‑up)
Johnny Rebb and the Rebels  Rock On   Options Bullseye    0:14:55 (Pop‑up)
Gene Parson's Band vocal by: Kimble and Wanda Janes  Night Club Rock And Roll   Options Southfield    0:15:59 (Pop‑up)
Louisiana Lannis  Walking Out   Options Snowcap    0:19:33 (Pop‑up)
Harold Dorman  I'll Come Running   Options Rita    0:21:11 (Pop‑up)
Rod Bernard with Mike Genovese and The Twisters  All Night In Jail   Options Carl    0:24:21 (Pop‑up)
Brenda Lee  Little Jonah (Rock On Your Steel Guitar)   Options Decca    0:27:00 (Pop‑up)
Ted Brooks  The Hot Guitar   Options Decca    0:29:14 (Pop‑up)
Tiny Murphy and the Bar 69 Boys  Hot Steel   Options United    0:32:00 (Pop‑up)
Laurel Hanson  I Wonder Why   Options Reena    0:41:11 (Pop‑up)
Miss Delois and The Music Men  Daddy Was a Preacher And Mama Was a Go Go Girl   Options New Colony    0:43:22 (Pop‑up)
Sleepy LaBeef  Asphalt Cowboy   Options Plantation    0:46:34 (Pop‑up)
David Price  Jack Knife   Options Hickory    0:49:20 (Pop‑up)
Betty Spears  Truck Driving Woman   Options Spindletop    0:51:56 (Pop‑up)
Bobby Tuggle  The $64,000 Question   Options Checker    0:56:27 (Pop‑up)
Dolly Cooper  My Man   Options Modern    0:58:45 (Pop‑up)
Finni-Mo  Shake It Baby   Options Rainbow    1:01:12 (Pop‑up)
Fats Domino  Wigs   Options ABC-Paramount    1:04:46 (Pop‑up)
John Lee Hooker  She's Mine   Options Vee Jay    1:07:37 (Pop‑up)
'Cile Turner  Crap Shootin' Sinner   Options Colonial    1:10:22 (Pop‑up)
Freddie Mitchell and His Orchestra  Flash   Options Derby    1:12:18 (Pop‑up)
The Sotos Brothers  Little Lila   Options Fredlo    1:17:58 (Pop‑up)
The Cardinals  I Want Tomato Juice   Options Cha Cha    1:20:13 (Pop‑up)
Baby Bugs  Bingo's Bongo Bingo Party   Options Vee Jay  Spun at 33 1/3 rpm in Mad Mike's honor!  1:23:14 (Pop‑up)
Gil & Ray  Marty, The Life Of The Party   Options Cam    1:24:53 (Pop‑up)
The Nite-Caps  See The Monkey Ride The Mule   Options Way Out    1:26:48 (Pop‑up)
Larry French & The Geisha Girls  Chopstick Twist   Options Canadian Recording Corporation    1:29:09 (Pop‑up)
Hit Parader  Surfin' Bird   Options Hit Parader    1:31:17 (Pop‑up)
Carole Coby  Memphis Calling New York City   Options Columbia (New Zealand)    1:33:37 (Pop‑up)
Wendy Rene  BBQ   Options Stax    1:38:19 (Pop‑up)
Hollywood Hurricanes  Have Love, Will Travel   Options Prima    1:41:20 (Pop‑up)
Thee Impalas  Oh Yeah!   Options Whittier    1:44:22 (Pop‑up)
The Romancers  She Took My Oldsmobile   Options Linda    1:47:21 (Pop‑up)
The Scuzzies  Our Favorite D.J. (The Hullabalooer)   Options CRS    1:50:10 (Pop‑up)
Jim Thaxter and The Travelers  Sally Jo   Options Ariel    1:52:56 (Pop‑up)
Don Roberts and the Islanders  Staten Island Baby   Options Plaza    1:56:10 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

  1:00pm davefromtoronto:

Avatar 1:01pm Rex:

Today's forecast: 71 degrees. mostly sunny. WFMU recommends water-resistant, broad-spectrum coverage sumscreen with an SPF of at least 30. Apply generously,
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:01pm Handy Haversack:

Greetings, Rex and Fools! Room to slump over in the corner here?
Avatar 1:02pm Rex:

Handy- The corner is all yours! Don't mind the dust bunnies...
  1:03pm davefromtoronto:

let me just unzip my morals...
Avatar 🌮 1:03pm TheManWhoLaughs:

I take real enjoyment in good music...stuff like that
  1:03pm P-90:

Broadcasting from the Satan Island studio this week?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:04pm Michael 98145:

these days, every day IS Saturday
  1:04pm egould310:

I’m here to drink vodka and bolt lunks into my head.
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:05pm DjLorraine:

Opening number still perks me up 😁
Avatar 1:05pm Rex:

Yep! Still here on the Rock!
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:06pm Handy Haversack:

Dust bunnies are the only thing I can consistently pull out of my hat.
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:06pm Handy Haversack:

Then hi, Ruth! Thanks for your continued Saturday service!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:07pm Michael 98145:

  1:08pm egould310:

Hey Michael! Nice cold rainy Seattle morning. It was a great morning for a run.
  1:08pm The Brez:

Saturday madness begins!!!
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:09pm DjLorraine:

Avatar 1:09pm Ruth Booth:

Hi Handy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:10pm Michael 98145:

@eg, miss those SUNNY days, tho!
Avatar 1:10pm Rex:

The Brez! Our garden out here needs your attention!
  1:12pm SWK:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:12pm Michael 98145:

i'll have some of that shortbread
  1:12pm The Brez:

Was just wondering about that! I look forward to attending to your garden. Vaxx is cooking...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:12pm Greg from ZONE 5:

Afternoon, Rex and Fools!
I require SPF 250, as my skin tone is classified as "vampire jellyfish shut-in."
  1:14pm badabing:

Brooklyn is the borough of churches. SI is the borough of rigatoni
  1:15pm egould310:

Avatar 1:15pm Rex:

Greg- Got it. One tube of vampire jellysfish shut-in comin' up!
  1:16pm Cooh John:

did I just hear Mammy's little baby loves short'nin short'nin?
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:18pm DjLorraine:

🙋‍♀️Cool John
  1:22pm speedy yeti bob:

I made it to Kingman, AZ- king me!
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:24pm Handy Haversack:

Hammer doon, Yeti Bob!
  1:25pm davefromtoronto:

what he say?
  1:26pm rockin' yeti bob:

these are great driving tunes, Rex. thanks!
  1:37pm Sylvia's Mother:

Bar 69?? I don't want to bar 69!
  1:39pm SPF 1000:

Does the re-opening of FMU HQ mean Ruth can finally go home from the booth!?
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:40pm JG:

is the pic of RALPH choking BOBBY?
Avatar 1:41pm ledzeppelinsucks:

That baseball cheating story can't be true. Cheating is brand new and no one did that in the 50's.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:41pm listener 126464:

Hey Rex, everyone. Just checked - Ralph's Famous Italian Ice hasn't opened for the season yet.
Avatar 1:41pm Rex:

Yep! Ralph and Bobby struck that pose many times over the years...
  1:42pm Kpx:

Sheriff Luddite says what !
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:42pm Handy Haversack:

I was working as a waitress in a cocktail bar -- that much is true.
  1:42pm Dennis Diken:

go, Rex!
Avatar 🌮 1:43pm TheManWhoLaughs:

One of the brilliant Fools Paradise cautionary tales
Avatar 1:43pm Rex:

Denny...dig them drums!
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:43pm JG:

#@Listener 126464. I think Ralph's Ices is open. It was last weekend
  1:44pm davefromtoronto:

sounds like he's singing this in a warm bath...
Avatar 1:45pm Rex:

Ralph's Ices! Lemon for me...
Avatar 🌮 1:45pm Mailman Tom:

The Polo Grounds have been transformed into a 4 building apartment complex that include 1,616 units!
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:46pm DjLorraine:

SPF 1000 My friend and i appreciate Ruth even thou we've never met her. We wonder if she is ever allowed to go outside! Super human Ruth.
Avatar 1:48pm ledzeppelinsucks:

What was up with the 'duck' monikers in the 70's? Rubber duck. Disco duck. Must have been eating too much ranch dressing and sprouts.
  1:49pm bobobob:

George Tomsco from The Fireballs birthday today 81
Avatar 1:49pm Ruth Booth:

Rex lets me out :-)
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  1:50pm MFlynn:

Do truck drivers still use CB radios?
  1:52pm 5th wheeler:

Most truckers use the unofficial channel 19 (27.185 MHz) to communicate. This channel offers highway traffic information from truckers and other drivers. You'll find a lot of aimless chatter along with the useful information on channel 19.
  1:54pm Kpx:

Yeti - I take it your gunna try and make flagstaff by night fall ?
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:54pm DjLorraine:

Ruth Booth 😁 :)
Avatar 1:54pm ledzeppelinsucks:

Truckers ghost stories are entertaining. Lots of trucker UFO stories.
  1:54pm MFlynn:

Channel 19 was always the channel that had all the interesting conversations
  1:56pm Cooh John:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:56pm Greg from ZONE 5:

Recently read a biography of Honus Wagner and it talked about stealing signals from the outfield way back in the aughts. Turns out the Astros are just suckers for tradition.
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:57pm DjLorraine:

Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:57pm Handy Haversack:

That Honus Wagner sure could bang a trash can. Or SO I HEAR.
Avatar 1:57pm Rex:

Nothing more truly American than cheating...
  1:58pm Kpx:

DjLorraine: they don't call her Ruth in the booth for nothing.
Avatar 1:59pm Rex:

Thank you, DjLorraine! I've actually been there a couple of times...
Avatar 1:59pm ledzeppelinsucks:

That 'sacred game' and 'family' and all of that other trash is a trainload of bulshit. Abuse, cheating, scams, drug use and rip offs have always been in professional sports.
Avatar 🌮 2:00pm Mailman Tom:

Let us not forget the 1919 Black Sox scandal
  2:01pm Andres:

Good afternoon, Rex, Dogs, and Fools! Puttering in the yard. Should move to the shed where the Lunkhead is more appropriately enjoyed.
Avatar 2:01pm ledzeppelinsucks:

Baseball should have a disignated juicer and cyborg to draw new fans. Changing rules to hinder defense and speed the game isn't working.
  2:01pm 5th wheeler:

There seem to be many illegal transceivers in use on 27.185 MHz, what I find disturbing is that some of them use distinguished names like President Lincoln, General Grant, and even General Washington while others have more mundane names like Galaxy Saturn Turbo, Magnum S-3, or Connex 3300HP.

Some transmissions appear to be so distorted that only very low quality, but high power RF amplifier could be to blame, that wouldn’t quite be legal either.

What I really want to know, is, what is up with all the echoes on 27.185 MHz?

Are these people trying to hold a two way conversation, or are they just making RF for the fun of it?
Avatar 🌮 2:02pm TheManWhoLaughs:

I wish my team would learn to cheat...1948 is a loooong time
  2:02pm davefromtoronto:

if everyone cheats it's an even playing field...
  2:05pm Cooh John:

Chill-a-coth-ee. Former state capital.
  2:06pm davefromtoronto:

what a cool voice fats had!
  2:07pm Cooh John:

Looks like my sister beat me to it.🙌
  2:07pm (another) Patrick in Hoboken:

Universal Life building is still there in Memphis, but Mr Hampton’s clinic is presumably long gone...
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 2:11pm DjLorraine:

I thought CIrcleville OH was similar to serpent mound. But the city's name is derived from its original layout created in 1810 within the 1,100 ft (340 m) diameter of a circle of a Hopewell tradition earthwork dating to the early centuries of the Common Era.
  2:12pm jndsajklfhewoln:

She'll be sorry she wasted so much time with the preacher when she finds out gods are imaginary!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:15pm Michael 98145:

Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 2:18pm DjLorraine:

I will lunk forward to it.
Avatar 2:22pm Rex:

Lunk it forward...
  2:24pm Andres:

  2:25pm Andres:

  2:27pm Martin:

This song is true
Avatar 🌮 2:28pm TheManWhoLaughs:

Possibly the greatest song ever
  2:30pm Kpx:

Isn't this more like Dave the spazz territory?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:31pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, gang! Going to take a seat over here and wait for No Brow to pass by.
  2:31pm Mark in Toronto:

Any Asian or Native American rockabilly, no matter how politically incorrect, is okay in my book.
Avatar 2:31pm Rex:

Spazz is at my house right now drinking my liquor...
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 2:31pm Handy Haversack:

Hope you at least got to see the monkey ride the mule, Ken.
  2:33pm Mark in Toronto:

Wait, is that Larry French a Canadian record? Even better.
  2:33pm davefromtoronto:

who decided that "bird" is the word anyways?
  2:34pm Mark in Toronto:

Dave, I'm more Toronto than you are!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:34pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Just my luck! I was tying my shoes just then!
  2:35pm Kpx:

Rex - it sounds like he put you up to it, and I bet Bingo's there drinking as well, and the two of them are tearing up your house and just going wild. So I would imagine
  2:36pm davefromtoronto:

oh yeah mark? meet me at nathan phillips square - we'll figure it out at 10 paces!
  2:36pm Mark in Toronto:

On the ice, or in front of the sign?
  2:37pm davefromtoronto:

on top of the arches!
  2:37pm Mark in Toronto:

Wait, I guess the ice has melted by now.
Avatar 2:38pm Rex:

KPX- Spazz has now passed out on the lawn...
  2:39pm Mark in Toronto:

Why are making Spazz drink to excess?
  2:39pm sparkle:

rex rex, xray spex
if you dont like him
go take a dex!!!
  2:40pm David watts:

Yo Rex, what's your preferred method for smoking bbq at home? charcoal or pellet grill?
Avatar 2:41pm Rex:

David- I have one of them egg thing...just load it with charcoal and wood chips...cook it slow and low...
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 2:43pm DjLorraine:

CN Towers are also in Toronto
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 2:44pm Handy Haversack:

Crap damn it. Put a new stylus on the arm of our record player, which we're trying to resuscitate, and it still just slides right across the surface of the disk. Doesn't seem to matter what the hell I do with the weight dial at the other end of the arm. So frustrating. I'm at the end of my clues.
  2:45pm Mark in Toronto:

Yes DJ Lorraine, we were proud of it once, now it's just there, probably no longer even the tallest free standing structure.
Avatar 🌮 2:46pm Creature Boy:

Wait one cotton picking minute! Saturday was like two days ago!
  2:46pm Kpx:

Rex - quick, draw pictures on his face and put stuff on him, then take a picture.
Avatar 🌮 2:47pm Creature Boy:

I feel ya handy
  2:47pm David watts:

Rex - I figured you for a charcoal kinda guy.
  2:48pm Richard Whig:

I like to sing along .. "she took my Ovaltine"!!!
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 2:49pm DjLorraine:

MarkinT I think i had high tea at the top of the tower. I'm more down to earth now.
Avatar 🌮 2:51pm Creature Boy:

  2:51pm Mark in Toronto:

Yes there was a revolving restaurant at the top, I don't think it's there anymore. Now it's just a broadcast tower.
Avatar 🌮 2:51pm Creature Boy:

Hey ! I spelled it right
  2:52pm davefromtoronto:

don't listen to mark - guy thinks he's the "king of kensington!"
Avatar 🌮 2:52pm TheManWhoLaughs:

I bet The Scuzzies didn't get many dates
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 2:54pm Handy Haversack:

Thanks, Rex and Ruth! Looking forward to the Triumphant Return, Rex and the Great Freeing of the Ruth!

But seriously, Ruth, thanks so much for all you have done this year and more! Souls were saved! Brows were erased!
  2:55pm Mark in Toronto:

Dave, remember the CBC show Twitch City, also set in Kensington? Funny stuff.
  2:56pm PE418:

Tanx for da Lakewood & Alondra shout out! I swing just west of and can tell ya is long gone!
  2:56pm Kpx:

@Handy - that's what happens when you try to play one of those newfangled shiny small metal disc, I would just stick with the big black old fashioned ones
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:56pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Yes, Ruth should get a medal. Perhaps one made of chocolate, but some kind of medal.
  2:56pm davefromtoronto:

i don't - i hope you're not old enough to remember K of K like me...
Avatar 2:57pm Rex:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:57pm Troymo:

Thanks for the great show!
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 2:57pm JG:

Rex, I thought you said you lived in New York?
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 2:58pm radioronan:

Thanks Rex..thanks skeletons...until next time!
  2:58pm Mark in Toronto:

Of course Dave, I know Al Waxman. Well at least I know where his statue is.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:58pm neveract:

Thanks Rex and Ruth!
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 2:58pm DjLorraine:

Good Bye Cosmic Man
Avatar 2:58pm winston legthigh:

does this station keep getting better or is it just me? thanks rex!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:59pm listener 126464:

Thanks Rex, thanks Ruth.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:59pm Greg from ZONE 5:

Thanks Rex & Ruth!!
  2:59pm davefromtoronto:

have a great week rex, mark et al!
  3:00pm Kpx:

bye cosmic people.
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