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Artist Track Album / Format Year Comments Approx. start time
Hank Levine w/ Timothy Leary  Image, Part One / The Psychedelic Experience   Options (CD-R) from the Brainen Archive   1961 / 1966    0:00:00 Pop‑up)  
Gerald Fried  "Turn off that stupid record" from The Vampire   Options Monster Movie Music, Vol. 5 (CD-R) from the Brainen Archive   1957  VAR  0:02:05 Pop‑up)  
Todd Rundgren  Long Flowing Robe   Options Runt: The Ballad of Todd Rundgren (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1971    0:06:16 Pop‑up)  
Buffalo Springfield  Hung Upside Down   Options Box Set (Boxed set) from the Brainen Archive   1967 / 2001    0:11:01 Pop‑up)  
Bunky & Jake  I'll Follow You   Options Bunky & Jake (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1968  R.I.P. Bunky Skinner  0:13:06 Pop‑up)  
NRBQ  I'm Satisfied   Options Keep This Love Goin' (CD) * from the Brainen Archive   2011  Brand New Disc!
See nrbq.com 
0:15:05 Pop‑up)  
Milt Buckner  Boogie Grunt   Options (EP) from the Brainen Archive   1951  4 song 7" EP  0:17:28 Pop‑up)  
Gatemouth Moore  Nobody Knows the Way I Feel This Morning   Options The Shouters (LP box set) from the Brainen Archive   1945 / 1980  VAR  0:20:02 Pop‑up)  
Fabian  Stop Thief!   Options (45) from the Brainen Archive   1959    0:23:25 Pop‑up)  
Dora Hall  Did he call me Today Mama?   Options (45)   1965    0:25:20 Pop‑up)  
Music behind DJ:
Billy Strange 
  Plays The Hits       0:27:24 Pop‑up)  
Bunky & Jake  Uncle Henry's Basement   Options L.A.M.F. (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1969    0:37:49 Pop‑up)  
P.J. O'Connell  Join The Crowd   Options Join The Crowd (LP) from the Brainen Archive   2011  Out soon!  0:40:03 Pop‑up)  
Jayhawks  I'd Run Away   Options Tomorrow the Green Grass (Legacy Edition) (CD box set) *   1995 / 2011    0:43:23 Pop‑up)  
Peter Chapman & His Washboard Band  Miss Ora Lee Blues   Options Okeh Chicago Blues (LP box set) from the Brainen Archive   1940 / 1982  AKA Memphis Slim  0:46:57 Pop‑up)  
Eric Dolphy  17 West   Options The Complete Prestige Recordings (Boxed set) from the Brainen Archive   1960 / 1995    0:49:59 Pop‑up)  
Bunky & Jake  Oo-Wee Little Children   Options Oo-Wee Little Children (CD-R) from the Brainen Archive   1993 / 2004    0:54:46 Pop‑up)  
Music behind DJ:
Mike Curb & The Waterfall 
  The Doors Songbook       0:57:27 Pop‑up)  
NRBQ  Here I am   Options Keep This Love Goin' (CD) from the Brainen Archive   2011    1:11:44 Pop‑up)  
Bill Haley & His Comets  13 Women (and only one man in town)   Options (45) from the Brainen Archive   1954    1:13:20 Pop‑up)  
Palookaville!  It!   Options Palookaville! (CD)   2004    1:17:00 Pop‑up)  
Dennis Lichtman's Brain Cloud  Mission To Moscow   Options Dennis Lichtman's Brain Cloud (CD) * from the Brainen Archive   2011    1:18:31 Pop‑up)  
Banana And The Bunch  Sittin' alone in the moonlight   Options Mid-Mountain Ranch (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1972  Youngbloods side project on their Raccoon label
(Raccoon #13) 
1:22:08 Pop‑up)  
Jeff Potter  High Octane   Options Great Big Beat (CD) *   2007    1:23:07 Pop‑up)  
Spampinato Brothers  Let's Run Away   Options Pie In the Sky (CD) * from the Brainen Archive   2010    1:25:30 Pop‑up)  
Music behind DJ:
"frogs and more frogs" @ Joe Bauer's 
        1:26:05 Pop‑up)  
Joe Bauer  Cat Gone   Options Moonset (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1971  Another Youngblood's side project
Raccoon #3 
1:37:51 Pop‑up)  
Banana, Bauer and Kane  Cybelle   Options Crabtunes/ Noggins (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1971  Raccoon #8  1:38:56 Pop‑up)  
Youngbloods  Hey babe   Options Two Trips (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1966 / 1969  A Jerry Corbitt gem from the band's earliest recordings.  1:41:21 Pop‑up)  
Jessica Pavone  Cast of Characters   Options Army Of Strangers (CD) *   2011    1:44:00 Pop‑up)  
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong  They Can't Take That Away From Me   Options (45) from the Brainen Archive   1956    1:47:27 Pop‑up)  
The Lickets  Fire Child of Reason   Options Song Of The Clouds (CD) from the Brainen Archive   2011    1:53:25 Pop‑up)  
Music behind DJ:
Ingfried Hoffman 
  Robbi, Tobbi Und Das Fliewatuut       1:57:21 Pop‑up)  

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

Listener comments!

  9:04am MuttonChops:

Hello Bobby
  9:16am RHenderson:

Ultra-fab beginning to your show, Bob. Runt: The Ballad was the beginning of Todd's golden period and maybe one of the most influential albums (on a personal level) I've ever bought. The new book about his studio technique offers lots of detail on this period.
  9:19am SmokinJ:

Hey! It/s a party!
  9:19am Pete L:

enough flower power
more NRBQ and Eric Dolphy please
- a fan
  9:20am SmokinJ:

More flower power! 8-)
  9:23am Pete L:

nice key-face! crooked grin - very creative, really
and less flower power
more flowers
and old R & B
  9:26am Pete L:

later-period Todd too
I'll stop now
  9:29am clarke:

fabian rocked!!
  9:30am dale:

morning bob. i had to check the playlist cuz i was sure that was dora. i discovered her with the cammpy 'once upon a tour' album then started collecting her stuff. check out the dora hall aprreciation society. cheers!
  9:31am dale:

oh, and she does a fine version of 'five oclock world'
  9:34am clarke:

that ain't NRBQ!!! always will be the terry adams quartet - sorrry. that's the way it IS!!
  9:38am dale:


read the hal belfer interview for info about how the once upon a tour special came to be.
  9:47am MuttonChops:

I love this song - Any Son Volt?
  9:51am morris:

buffalo springfield studio band? in the march edition of Record Collector there's an interview with Carol Kaye "ace of bass, supersession supersister" who played on thousands of studio sessions in LA... they asked her about buffalo springfield "did you sit in with the other band members, or was it all stdio guys playing their parts" she replies, "buffalo springfield were studio musicians"... now i love buffalo springfield and stills could play and sing as well as neil, and they wrote the music, but like the byrds' first album, on which only mcguinn played, i'm sure stills and young had some help...
  10:05am Pete L:

I agree w/ clarke it AIN'T NRBQ
what the hell is going on when Terry Adams can replace the entire rest of NRBQ and still call it NRBQ!!??
They are OK -JUST OK. Why does'nt Terry Adams man up and go solo piano or get a fuckin jazz group. He's a better jazz-type player than anyone. He'd be an international superstar! And he could sing a couple songs and put that dullard Diana Krall in her place as well....
  10:09am Pete L:

and you know Joey and Johnny are are going out as The Spampinato Brothers? they are playing my crappy town soon. sorry if this is old ground....
  10:11am Bob:

I like the new record and support anything Terry does, but it shouldn't be called NRBQ without Joey. Not at this point. As much as I love the guy, the story about how the Spampinato's threw him out, it's clearly bull. Keep the Bunky & Jake coming!
  10:12am clarke:

while i don't begrudge Terry Adams' "right" to the "name" NRBQ, for me it is a case of "what's in a NAME?!?" my feeling is just let the name DIE - and establish ANOTHER one! (and yes, i know the WHOLE story, here) to me it wreaks of vanity. i know that johnny and joey were 'offered' IN on it, but what how does that make pete donelly looks?!? i mean, EVEN robert pollard got the clue to just let the name die, is what i say... more power to Terry's Quartet - just let the record sell itself. if it is good enough - it will sell. so, i ain't buyin' into it. no joey - no Q - joey has certainly earned as much of the right to be a weight.
  10:16am seang:

cool to hear the original
  10:17am mike:

good morning bob. thanks for another in a long line of great shows. Carol Kaye, while a great musician, may have a little trouble telling the truth at times. she claims to have played on some Motown songs whereas many claim that it is indisputably the great James Jamerson on the bass. it is clear to me that Young, Stills and Palmer played on the recordings and i doubt they would have welcomed studio musicians.
  10:18am clarke:

not the original -- there was a big band version first....and carol kaye played on some of the motown records that were recorded in los angeles. jamerson dropped off the scene, later on..
  10:28am Pete L:

I still don't get the name thing - isn't that a legal matter?
more to the picture here...
it reminds me of that video of the Q playing some
square TV show and Adams was totally tweaked on wacky terbacky, booze and God knows what else - and the LOOKS that Johnny was giving him - classic pure HATE.
I bet Terry knows some good lawyers...
  10:28am clarke:

as for the Funk Brothers - jamerson dropped out of recording around '67 -- bob babbit (sp?) took his place in detroit and then when the gordy empire moved to hollywood - pretty much carol kaye was the 'brother'
  10:30am Pete L:

wow - nice Joey - I AM out of the loop.
thank you
  10:31am mike:

sorry clarke - i didn't mean to imply that she didn't play on some Motown sessions. however, there are some specific sessions she claims to have been on that are disputed.
  10:35am clarke:

sure, there are disputed claims that all kinds of session players didn't play -- what i say about Buffalo Springfield is that when the band first went into the studio, just like the byrds - they weren't 'ready' for the songs. now perhaps carol kaye can't remember the exact sessions she played on, and i am sure palmer played bass - later on - on the BS sessions. all i know is one of the reasons palmer got into so much trouble is it wasn't the studio keepin' him offa the streets...
  10:40am clarke:

another thing is that it is UNDOUBTEDLY earl palmer playing drums on "nowadays clancy can't even sing" , for instance...so i will bet that is one of the tunes that kaye bass-ed on....i mean, there is no way that is not earl palmer
  10:50am clarke:

i mean supposedly kaye played guitar on some richie valens sessions, too --- i believe it!
  10:52am Looms:

Jessica Pavone rules. Thanks for the tunes, Bob.
  10:53am SmokinJ:

I believe whatever Carol says :) BTW, Happy Birthday Carol! (last Friday)
  10:53am clarke:

yes, fantastic show (as always) BB --- sorry to distract!
  12:31pm tom:

@morris &others--for the record: only the single "Mr.Tambourine Man" (&perhaps the flip) relied on studio musicians, and that was for the expediency of getting a single out quickly. The remainder of the 1st Byrds LP used all 5 Byrds.
Unlike a lot of session musicians Carol Kaye kept her gig book. But just because she played a session doesn't mean she was kept in the final mix of each song.
We'll discuss Buffalo Springfield another time.
  3:36pm Charlie:

Nice to hear the tracks off the new NRBQ album. Thanks Bob.
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