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This show is dedicated to the memory of Gerry Rafferty
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Artist Track Album / Format Year Comments Approx. start time
Hank Levine w/ Timothy Leary  Image Part One   Options (CD-R) from the Brainen Archive   1961 / 1966    0:00:00 Pop‑up)  
Dudley Simpson  The Tomorrow People theme   Options The Tomorrow People (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1973 / 2006    0:01:54 Pop‑up)  
Yardbird  Glimpses   Options Little Games (CD) *   1967 / 2010  MONO  0:04:32 Pop‑up)  
Smoke  Thus Spake Alice   Options Talking About the Good Times, Vol. One from the Brainen Archive   1968? / 2010  aka Utterly Simple
0:08:04 Pop‑up)  
Igor Stravinsky  Fireworks, Op. 4   Options The Essential... (CD)   1909 / 1963 / 2003    0:10:26 Pop‑up)  
Humblebums  Rick Rack   Options Humblebums (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1969  R.I.P. Gerry Rafferty  0:14:56 Pop‑up)  
Giuseppi Logan Quintet  Freddie Freeloader   Options The Giuseppi Logan Quintet (CD) *   2010    0:16:53 Pop‑up)  
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band  Diddy Wah Diddy   Options The Legendary A&M Sessions (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1966 / 1984  Their very 1st 45  0:20:55 Pop‑up)  
Carrie Nations  Come With the Gentle People (1st version)   Options Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1970 / 2003  OST  0:23:59 Pop‑up)  
N'Goma Jazz  Mi Cantando Para Ti   Options Angola Soundtrack: Special Sounds from Luanda 1965-1978 (CD) *   2010  [VAR]  0:26:01 Pop‑up)  
Music behind DJ:
  "Bob Brainen's Soul 'n RnB Instro cassette"       0:28:44 Pop‑up)  
Terry Adams Rock & Roll Quartet   San Francisco Holiday   Options from the Brainen Archive   2010  MP3 available on the band's Facebook page  0:43:07 Pop‑up)  
Phil Ochs  My Kingdom for a Car   Options Greatest Hits (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1970  Not a "greatest hits"....all new songs  0:48:16 Pop‑up)  
Brew Moore  Lestorian Mode   Options (EP) from the Brainen Archive   1949  4 song 7"  0:51:02 Pop‑up)  
NRBQ  Everybody Thinks I'm Crazy   Options Message For The Mess Age (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1994    0:53:37 Pop‑up)  
Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance  You Never Can Tell   Options You Never Can Tell - The BBC Sessions (CD box set) from the Brainen Archive   197? / 1997    0:56:25 Pop‑up)  
Tommy Hoehn  Mean Nancy   Options Spacebreak (CD-R) from the Brainen Archive   1977  EP that was also issued under the title "Losing You To Sleep."  1:01:39 Pop‑up)  
Music behind DJ:
  "Bob Brainen's Soul 'n RnB Instro cassette"       1:01:57 Pop‑up)  
In Memorium Gerry Rafferty 1947-2010
Humblebums  Look Over The Hills And Far Away   Options Humblebums (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1969    1:18:30 Pop‑up)  
Humblebums  Song For Simon   Options Open Up The Door (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1970    1:22:02 Pop‑up)  
Gerry Rafferty  Mary Skeffington   Options Can I Have My Money Back? (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1971  1st solo album
Song named after & written for his Mom 
1:24:23 Pop‑up)  
Stealers Wheel  Next To Me   Options Stealers Wheel (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1972    1:27:28 Pop‑up)  
Music behind DJ:
  "Bob Brainen's Soul 'n RnB Instro cassette"       1:29:01 Pop‑up)  
Gerry Rafferty  To Each and Everyone   Options Can I Have My Money Back? (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1971    1:36:33 Pop‑up)  
Stealers Wheel  Gets so Lonely   Options Stealers Wheel (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1972    1:39:13 Pop‑up)  
Humblebums  Patrick   Options Humblebums (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1969  For John "Patrick" Byrne-mentor to Raff, artist of a # of his album covers and playwright.  1:42:07 Pop‑up)  
Humblebums  Keep It To Yourself   Options Open Up The Door (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1970    1:45:16 Pop‑up)  
Stealers Wheel  Steamboat Row   Options Ferguslie Park from the Brainen Archive   1973  re-recording of a Humblebums song  1:48:21 Pop‑up)  
Gerry Rafferty  Long Way Round   Options Can I Have My Money Back? (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1971    1:51:09 Pop‑up)  
Music behind DJ:
"frogs and more frogs" @ Joe Bauer's 
        1:54:56 Pop‑up)  

(* = new, from the Brainen Archive The marked selections are from the Brainen Archive.)

Listener comments!

  9:09am Jack:

Bob, thanks for the Yardbirds; you haven't played them in a while.
  9:16am clarke:

hey bob!! been a while! crazy holidaze. did you know that warren zevon lived downstairs from Igor Stravinsky, late in the master's life, and early in the former's??
  9:24am Manny:

Good morning and great show! Carrie Nations! Thanks for The Yardbirds too.
  9:32am glenn:

it's portugese. angola was a portugese colony.
  9:44am glenn:

i was wondering - has the gerry rafferty produced version of "shoot out the lights" (richard and linda thompson) ever been made available?
  9:51am Bridget:

YES! I love Phil Ochs!!! Greatest Hits is one of my favorite albums!
  9:54am SmokinJ:

Hey! It's a party!
  9:56am Richard from Venezuela:

Good morning Bob. Nice playlist.
  9:56am Scott:

The Rafferty version of Shoot Out the Lights has been bootlegged fairly extensively, but it's never been officially released. With a little searching, I'd imagine that you can probably find an illegal download online. It would have been a natural to include it on Rhino's recent Shoot Out the Lights anniversary twofer, but it's not there. I seem to remember that a few tracks from the Rafferty version were included on a Thompson compilation, but the details escape me at the moment. I think Rafferty financed the recordings, so presumably he owned the master. The Rafferty version of the album is definitely slicker than, and inferior to, the released Joe Boyd-produced version, but Rafferty definitely deserves props for championing Richard and Linda at a point when their careers were at a low ebb.
  10:00am glenn:

thanks scott. i'm one of those obsessive richard thompson freaks people get so tired of.
  10:00am Scott:

And speaking of Phil Ochs, the new documentary There But for Fortune is pretty terrific, although it gives somewhat short shrift to his later albums like Greatest Hits and Rehearsals for Retirement, which are my personal favorites (and, I suspect, faves of Bob and a lot of the people listening to the show).
  10:06am clarke:

make mine "Pleasures Of The Harbor"
  10:08am glenn:

i see richard is being named an officer of the british empire this year.
  10:12am postmanpaul:

HAPPY NEW ONE Bob and all habitual WFMU users!!!
TockinJ, How's tricks?!
  10:17am JohnEBGood:

Baker Street! Wow!
Mr Bob,
Do you know who played tha sax riff?
  10:24am jj moth:

Bob Holness
  10:26am postmanpaul:

Tam Harvey was thier guitarist, Bob. I got to know Tam a few years ago through singer/songwriter/journalist Mark McCall, a good mate, down here in Brighton, UK. I think Tam is still picking up the guitar now and again. He grew up amongst the politically active unions up in the north of England and we often spoke of his times in the Band.
God Bless Gerry and all those special people of that era.
  10:31am ?:

"Stuck in the Middle with You" is one of a handful of songs that take me right back to college, along with Reeling in the Years, I'm just a Singer in a Rock and Roll Band and You're So Vain.

Yeah, I'm old.
  10:32am Jack:

I always confuse "Baker Street" with "Gilbert Street" by Sweet Thursday.
  10:39am jj moth:

Rapheal Ravenscroft got paid £27 session fee for Baker St and the cheque bounced. I was reading it in an obituary to Gerry the very moment you mentioned it Bob.
  10:42am Scott:

Thanks for the great Rafferty tribute, Bob. The man wrote a boatload of beautiful songs and made a whole bunch of lovely records.
Apparently, it was Stealer's Wheel's financial travails that made Rafferty savvy enough to swing himself a very favorable deal when he launched his subsequent solo career, which is what allowed him to reap such a financial windfall when Baker Street became a hit. The same deal also gave him the clout not to tour behind his albums, which was almost unheard of for a major-label artist at the time.
  10:43am JohnEBGood:

Bob Holness. I play sax. What power in those 6 notes. I'll look him up. Thanx and Happy New Year to my FMU family!
  10:49am paul:

Happy Birthday, Elvis and Bowie.
  10:52am dale:

lovely set mr deejay. now i have to buy some early rafferty. and since it reminds me of early al stewart i think i need some of him as well. maybe a cd copy of past present future.

oh, and this last song starts exactly like jealous guy. did lennon 'borrow'?
  10:54am paul:

Interesting. I always think of Year of the Cat and Baker St. in a similar vein. That were released about the same time, right?
  10:56am clarke:

great show bob!! really enjoyed it despite the loss...
  10:59am JohnEBGood:

Is that Elvis Presley and David Bowie
  11:00am paul:

  11:00am gi:

what a treat this show, your show always.
  11:03am JohnEBGood:

Great Show,
Your hard work and dedication is surely appreciated
  2:32am Bruce Alexander:

Great Tribute Bob- Stuck In The Middle With You was always my favorite song of all timeI flew out the London in 1993 just to see Gerry Rafferty in Concert & also I tryed to meet him but was not alowed to & was waiting for another chance for the last 18 years & this week my hope of that was shattered.I wish I could go back in time & make it happen
  5:49am Eugene Bentley:

Bob, I'm glad you dedicated this show to Gerry Rafferty and featuring some tracks from Stealers Wheel debut album AND my my favorite song from that LP the haunting 'Next To Me'. Glad that Lemon CD'd it. Unfortunately the used and incomplete mixdown of 'You Put Something Better Inside Of Me'. To bad we had to ring in the new year with his passing.
  7:33am Eugene Bentley:

Leiber & Stoller produced both "Stealers Wheel" and "Ferguslie Park". Mentor Williams produced Stealers Wheel's final album "Right and Wrong". Williams is best known for producing Dobie Gray's "Drift Away" hit single and album.
  7:03am Colin CouncilFlat:

Bob Holness Didn't play sax on Baker street. A funny story here that you might have to from the uk to appreciate, although my facts are a bit vague. In the music mag, i think NME, used to have a section called something along the lines of 'Urban Myths'. It was stated there that it was Bob Holness that played sax on that record. Bob Holness was the presenter of the university game show, Blockbusters, and it's ridiculous and believable at the same time to think that he played it :
Here's the game show:
It was on about 5:00pm every week day. We had 4 channels back then...
And here's a rave 'anthem' that was based on the show:
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