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A pennant-winning battery of songland. Ongoing feature: Single File, a half-hour of randomly selected small records with big holes.

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Options August 8, 2009: FREEFORM: Time and Tenderness

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New
Don Robertson  The Happy Whistler   Options   Capitol  1956  45     
The David  Time M   Options Another Day, Another Lifetime  Jamie  2001  CD  Originally from 1969   
John Kongos  Tokoloshe Man   Options Kongos  Collector's Choice  2004  CD  Originally from 1971   
Barry Blue  Rosetta Stone   Options   Bell  1975  45     
Roxy Music  Amazona   Options Stranded  Atco  1974  LP     
Booby Trap  Kelly, Grace, and Sally   Options Clap Your Hands and Stamp Your Feet: 24 Nederglam Tracks From The Early 70s  Excelsior Recordings  2009  CD  Originally from 1974  *  
The Monochrome Set  He's Frank (Slight Return)   Options The Independent Singles Collection  Cherry Red  2008  CD  Originally from 1979   
The Long Ryders  I Had a Dream   Options Native Sons  Frontier  1984  LP     
Scott Walker  Little Things (That Keep Us Together)   Options It's Raining Today: The Scott Walker Story 1967-1970  Razor and Tie  1996  CD     
The Just Luv  Valley of Hate   Options   M-S Records  1967  45     
The Merry-Go-Round  Gonna Fight the War   Options Listen, Listen: The Definitive Collection  Rev-Ola  2005  CD  Recorded 1967   
The Hollies  Soldier's Dilemma   Options Hollies Sing Hollies  EMI  1999  CD  Originally from 1969   
The Zombies  Butcher's Tale (Western Front 1914)   Options Odessey and Oracle  Sony/BMG  2004  CD  Originally from 1967   
Pearls Before Swine  When the War Began   Options The Use of Ashes  Water  2003  CD  Recorded in 1970   
The Koobas  Barricades   Options The Koobas  BGO  2000  CD  Originally from 1969   
Randy Oness' Select Hawaiian Serenaders  My Honolulu Tom Boy   Options   Bell Records  40s?  78     
Billy Murray and Ed. Smalle  Kicky-Koo - Kicky-Koo (You for Me, Me for You)   Options   Victor  1922  78     
Pete Wiggins  Everybody Does It in Hawaii   Options   Okeh  1930  78     
Ward Barton and Frank Carroll  Hawaiian Love Song   Options   Victor  1916  78     
Frank Ferera's Hawaiian Trio  Maui Chimes   Options   Clarion  1930  78  Featuring Annette Hanshaw on vocals   
Sam Moore and Horace Davis  My Old Hawaiian Home   Options   Victor  1922  78     
Harry Owens and His Royal Hawaiians  Princess Poo-Poo-Ly Has Plenty Papaya   Options   Decca  1940  78     
Vaughn De Leath  Ukulele Lady   Options   Columbia  1925  78     
Crispian St. Peters  The Pied Piper   Options   Jamie  1966  45     
Blanket of Secrecy  Say You Will   Options   F-Beat  1982  45     
Yazoo  Situation   Options   Mute  1982  45     
The Michael Zager Band  Let's All Chant   Options   Private Stock  1978  45     
MInk de Ville  Soul Twist   Options   Capitol  1978  45  R.I.P. Willy DeVille   
Li'l Wally and the Harmony Boys  Polka Joy   Options   Jay-Jay  late 50s  45  Thanks, Scott Williams!   
Louis Prima and Orchestra  I Love to Dance the Polka   Options   Robin Hood  1951  45     
Joe Simon  River   Options   Spring  1973  45     
The Jim Carroll Band  People Who Died   Options   Atco  1980  45     
Barry Blue  If I Show You That I Can Dance   Options   Bell  1975  45     
Mott the Hoople  I Wish I Was Your Mother   Options Mott  CBS  1973  LP     
The Blackjacks  If I'd a Been Your Daddy (A.B.M.F.S. Version)   Options Dress in Black  Throbbing Lobster  1985  LP     
Bearded Lady Featuring Johnny Warman  Rockstar   Options The Rise and Fall of Bearded Lady  Angel Air  2004  CD  Recorded 1975   
Peter Townshend  Sheraton Gibson   Options Who Came First  Ryko  1992  CD  Originally from 1972   
Be Bop Deluxe  Axe Victim   Options Axe Victim  EMI  1991  CD  Originally from 1974   
The Modern Lovers  A Plea for Tenderness   Options Route 128 Revisited  no label    LP  Recorded 1973   
The Neighborhoods  Innocence Lost   Options The Wasted Years  Ace of Hearts  1995  CD  Recorded 1980   
Buzz and the Gang  Hearts Waiting   Options Claws!  Throbbing Lobster  1985  LP  Comp of Boston bands of the era   
The Taxi Boys  Bad to Worse   Options Cherries Jubileee: TT's 2009 premium  WFMU  2009  CD-R  Recorded 1981  *  
Reddy Teddy  Ooh-Wow!   Options Reddy Teddy  Spoonfed  1976  LP     
The Maps  I'm Talking to You   Options Mass Ave.: The Boston Scene  Rhino  1993  CD  Recorded 1979   

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Listener comments!

  6:03am Sue:

Hi Joseph! Good morning!
  6:06am Joe:

Hello, Susan from Seattle!
  6:06am Sue:

Wow, great track!
  6:07am Marco:

And a very good morning from London too, to you and all your listeners...worldwide!
  6:08am Joe:

Hey, Marco, welcome to you and the world! Glad you dig this track, Sue!
  6:08am Sue:

I'm in Seattle for now, but I will be relocating to London shortly. But I'll still be tuning in! As soon as I figure out the time difference :{
  6:09am Joe:

Be sure to say hello to Marco in the UK!
  6:11am Marco:

Whenever you want, Sue!
Show starts at 11 AM in the UK.
  6:18am Sue:

Thank you Marco! That's awesome of you
  6:30am Marco:

Classic Long Ryders track! Great choice, Joe!
Sid Griffin lives here in London and often plays solo or with his current combo, the Coalporters.
  6:39am Joe:

Sid Griffin also helps out with those great reissues of Gram Parsons and such, doesn't he?
  6:43am Marco:

Indeed he does. He also contributes reviews to "Mojo" magazine and is frequently questioned on all Byrds-related matters. I did bump into him in 2005 in the foyer of the theatre where Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen were playing.
  6:46am Joe:

That's cool! Nice guy?
  6:49am Marco:

Yes, very approachable and willing to share his vast knowledge. That's the way it should be!
  6:52am Joe:

That's great to hear. It's so nice when people you admire from afar turn out to be really friendly in person. I had that experience recently with Robyn Hitchcock.
  6:59am Marco:

Robyn is the single best British musician, bar none! Love his latest lp ("Goodnight Oslo"). He will be playing London at the beginning of September but I will be in my native Italy then and will miss him this time. Did catch him in 2008 though, with Peter Buck on stage!
I met Mick Jones of the Clash last month and he is one of the nicest, most down to earth people you could possibly want to meet.
  7:07am Joe:

I agree that Robyn is great. Nice to hear that Mick Jones is a good bloke, too! Joe Strummer was here at FMU a couple of years before his death and everyone who was here agrees that he was also a real gent.
  7:10am Marco:

Am sure he was. Wish I could shake his hand too.
  7:12am Joe:

Yeah, he was one I hated to see go.
  7:24am Marco:

Joe, I have noticed there is an exhibition at MOMA that focuses on late seventies NY punk (that I absolutely love). Am planning to come over to catch it before it ends in November. Have you seen it? Would you recommend it? Thanks!
  7:27am Joe:

No, Marco, I haven't gotten there on "free" night yet. Regular admission is something like 15 dollars now (more in pounds sterling, I'd imagine), so I need to get there on "pay as you wish" night!
  7:44am dale:

wow! haven't heard lats all chant since I put my 45s away. right up there with popcorn and keem-o-sabe!!
  7:46am dale:

let's all chant is up there with popcorn and keem-o-sabe !
  7:46am Joe:

Damn! Wish I had one of those records with me!
  7:46am dale:

sorry for the double post - first one never showed up (til now!!!)
  7:50am dale:

did the electric indian do anything other than the 45 (i don't recall the b-side)....i live up by Jimmy Sturr, but have yet to force myself to one of his gigs.
  7:51am Joe:

Damn! I wish I had one of those records with me! (See, we both did it!)
  7:51am Joe:

You've gotta do it! It's a trip.
  7:57am dale:

reading up through the comments, i won the vial of joe strummer backwash beer that hova gave out that day (i think it was hova). problem is I can't find it now. i wanted to clone him and raise him so i don't have to rely on social security when i'm old.
  7:59am Joe:

So YOU were the lucky backwash recipient! I think there are still a few vials floating around somewhere. There's still hope! Well, unless you're in a Jim Carroll song...
  8:18am Marco:

Sad to hear that Willy De Ville has left us. Thanks for playing the Mink De Ville and Jim Carroll tracks.
  8:19am Joe:

Yes, it's a drag. So young, too. But at least he left behind a lot of great music we can listen to until WE go.
  8:22am Marco:

And let's hope we can keep on listening to music even after, whatever comes next!
  8:25am Lisa the Bearded Lady:

Another fab show, Joe. I was going to write in and request some Mink DeVille, but of course, you were a step ahead of me.
  8:26am Joe:

Aw, thanks, Lisa! You a rock star!
  8:27am Lisa:

I know you are, but what am I?
  8:28am Joe:

Shucks! :)
  8:38am Lisa:

Jeez, this is apparently a theme show -- Make Lisa Cry. First Mott the Hoople and now one of my favorite JR songs. Waaaah
  8:39am Joe:

I'm not going to talk to you about macrobiotic cooking!
  8:40am Joe:

Am I better than the wall? I hope so.
  8:44am Lisniffle:

You are better than talking to the wall about macrobiotic cooking.
  8:45am Joe:

Ha! I don't want to talk to you about your pet cats.
  8:50am Lisa:

Fine! They don't want me to talk to you anymore, anyway.

Have a great rest of your Saturday, Joe.
  8:54am Joe:

Thanks, Lisa, you too!!
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