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Options June 27, 2009: FREEFORM: This Is Your Music, Id

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New
Don Robertson  The Happy Whistler   Options   Capitol  1956  7"     
The Id  The Inner Sound of the Id   Options The Inner Sounds of the Id  RCA  1967  LP     
Kaleidoscope  Rampe Rampe   Options Pulsating Dream: The Epic Recordings  Acadia/Sony  1991  CD  Recorded in 1967   
The Orient Express  Fruit of the Desert   Options The Orient Express  Fallout  2008  CD  Recorded 1969   
Osman Pehlivan  Anadolu Kasik Havasi   Options       MP3  Recorded in 1928. Download here.   
Arif Sag  Osman Pehlivan (a.k.a. Anadolu Kasik Havasi)   Options       MP3     
Sir Richard Bishop  Barbary   Options The Freak of Araby  Drag City  2009  CD    *  
Irene Bordini  I Won't Say I Will (But I Won't Say I Won't)   Options   Victor  1923  78  Played at the wrong pitch--whoops!   
Bing Crosby  Where the Blue of the NIght Meets the Gold of the Day   Options Where the Blue of the Night Meets the Gold of the Day  Biograph  1977  LP  From soundtrack to a 1931 short   
Loudon Wainwright III  Movies Are a Mother to Me   Options Loudon Wainwright III  Atlantic  1971  CD     
Big Star  Motel Blues   Options Live  Rykodisc  1992  CD  Recorded 1974   
Flip City  Third Rate Romance   Options Our Aim Is True  No label  ?  LP  Recorded 1974   
Candi Staton  Mr. and Mrs. Untrue   Options The Ultimate Fame Years Collection  The Famous Groove  1994  CD  Originally a Fame single in 1971   
Yvonne Fair  Love Ain't No Toy   Options The Bitch Is Black  Motown  2009  CD  Recorded 1975  *  
The Jackson 5  Corner of the Sky   Options Soulsation! 25th Anniversary Collection  Motown  1995  CD  Recorded in 1972   
The Jackson 5  Never Can Say Goodbye   Options Maybe Tomorrow  Motown  2001  CD  Recorded in 1971   
The Seeds  A Faded Picture   Options Web of Sound  GNP Crescendo  1967  CD     
Jean-Paul Vignon and Farrah Fawcett  You   Options   T.K.  1977  7"     
The Vandals  The Day Farrah Fawcett Died   Options Fear of a Punk Planet  Triple X  1991  CD     
Graham Gouldman  Sunburn   Options   Mercury  1979  7"  Theme song for the Farrah Fawcett movie of the same name   
The Seeds  No Escape   Options The Seeds  GNP Crescendo  1966  CD     
Pebbles and Bamm Bamm  Open Up Your Heart   Options   Hanna-Barbera  1965  7"     
The Sugar Bears  Some Kind of Summer   Options   Big Tree  1972  7"     
Toni Alexander  Liberated Woman   Options   Gramophone Records  1974  7"     
Joey Wilson  Hold On Girl   Options   Modern  1980  7"     
Slim Harpo  Baby Scratch My Back   Options   Excello  1965  7"     
The Hollies  The Baby   Options   Polydor  1972  7"     
Teenage Polecats  My Baby's Gone   Options   UK  1975  7"     
Lulu dos Santos  De Leve   Options Brilhante  Som Livre  1981  LP  Soundtrack LP for Brazilian TV show   
Alexandra and Aeron    Folklore Volume One: La Rioja  Lucky Kitchen  2001  CD     
Pulsallama  Ungawa Pt. 2   Options New York Noise Vol. 2 1977-1984 (V/A)  Soul Jazz  2005  CD     
Los Super Elegantes  Dance   Options Nothing Really Matters  no label  2009  CD    *  
Girls at Our Best!  Pleasure   Options Pleasure  Cherry Red  2009  CD  Recorded for the BBC in 1981  *  
Seagull Screaming Kiss Her Kiss Her  Let's Dance   Options Future or No Future  Polystar  2001  CD     
Ni Hao!  Ele-Shock '04/Hello, Hello   Options Gorgeous  Tzadik  2005  CD     
Crystal Stilts  Love Is a Wave   Options   Slumberland  2009  7"    *  
Sadame Miyazu, Ted Shimabukuro, and the Tokyo Serenaders  Asatoya Yunta   Options Hawaiian Nisei Songs  Cord International  2000  CD  Recorded in the late 40s  *  
Nobuo Nishimoto & George Shimabukuro  Japanese Rumba   Options   Columbia (Japan)  late 40s  78     
Toni Alexander  Today   Options   Gramophone Records  1974  7"     
The Groop  Time Fire   Options The Groop  Sundazed  2008  CD  Recorded 1969   
The Challengers  Emily   Options       MP3  From a 7" recorded in Puerto Rico 1968   
Marcus  Grains of Sand   Options Soft Sounds for Gentle People  Pet Records  ?  CD  Recorded 1970   
Randy Burns  Seasons   Options       MP3  Originally appeared on "I'm a Lover, Not a Fool" (Polydor, 1972)   

Listener comments!

  7:06am Sue:

Joe! Welcome to Saturday morning! Nice tunes! You actually got me to switch from my usual NPR before work this morning, thank you :)
  7:08am Joe:

Hey, Sue! Thanks for my first comment! You're a peach!
  7:10am Sue:

No problem, I couldn't leave ya hangin like that!
  7:14am Jack:

I thought the playlist comments weren't working! Been listening since 6. Your show is great, Joe. Thanks. I look forward to hearing you on Saturday mornings.
  7:16am Joe:

Wow, Jack, really appreciate it! Working out the kinks, but havin' a blast! Glad you're listening.
  7:20am Jack:

Here's a silly question for you, Joe...
McGasko? Irish, or is it Scottish?
  7:21am Joe:

Ha ha! Ellis Island error, I'm afraid. I'm Slovak.
  7:21am David R:

Um, the show's great so far but I'm gonna get a cup of coffee now.
  7:23am Joe:

This Vandals track ought to help.
  7:37am annie:

good morning!! hi joe!
  7:38am annie:

i really have to put the new schedule on a separate page to review day to day who is treating me to great summer music!
  7:39am annie:

wooowooo gaygoo!!
  7:40am Joe:

Hey, Annie! Welcome to Saturday!
  7:40am annie:

word up joe!!
  8:00am annie:

that pebbles and bamm bamm. i see by youtube, i was ten when they played that. mid 60s
  8:06am annie:

i just read that, too, about the xian right; weird. who-d a thunk..
  8:12am Joe:

I know! I'll never see Fred and Wilma the same way!
  8:14am annie:

i was just thinking the same thing.... and to imagine that we just swallowed the cuteness and light... ..
  8:19am annie:

i loved pebbles and bamm bamm singing. and i always loved ricky nelson singing on the show, too. ah... pop culture!!
  8:21am Joe:

I've never actually seen "Ozzie and Harriet"!
  8:24am annie:

i was watching teevee since i was 2 (1955). recall when james dean and alan ladd died.. the evening news. captain kangaroo was my babysitter. romper room. wow..
  8:24am hiptran:

Girls @ our Best just provided the finest wakeup song I've experienced in some time. Thanks, Joe!
  8:25am Joe:

You bet!
  8:26am Jack:

Seeing Ricky Nelson play & sing at the close of the show is why I play guitar.
Felix the Cat was my babysitter; 3 hours/day.
  8:26am chris:

THIS SHOW IS AWESOME!!! Definitely makes having to wake up early on Saturday with my 22 month old even more exciting! THANK YOU.
  8:28am annie:

whenever he gets in a fix, he reached in to his back of tricks!! and chris, these are the years that will shape your child's memories.. pummel with great music and nothing can go wrong!!
  8:29am Joe:

Thanks, Chris! Been pickin' up the tempo a bit since I'm waking up, too!
  8:29am Jack:

Rightee -O !
  8:32am Irwin:

Awake since 8. Enjoying the show, Joe. Los Super Elegantes -- was that an ESG cover?
  8:33am Joe:

Thanks, Irwin! Yup, it's an ESG cover. Good one, too!
  8:45am annie:

this is a great song..
  8:58am Irwin:

Joe, can you stay on for another two hours? Or four?
  8:58am Joe:

Thanks, Irwin!!
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