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Options August 15, 2012: John Strausbaugh discusses his forthcoming book on the history of Greenwich Village

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Artist Track Album Approx. start time
Lee Morgan  Yes I Can, No You Can't (edit)   Options The Gigolo  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Trader Horne  The Mixed Up Kind   Options Morning Way  0:02:37 (Pop‑up)
The Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble  Mr. Machine / Bop   Options Mr. Machine  0:08:56 (Pop‑up)
Sam Kulik  Last Train to Paradise   Options Escape from Society  0:14:38 (Pop‑up)
Mr. Fab & RIAA  Pleasant Valley Duck and Cover   Options USA: The Singles  0:22:23 (Pop‑up)
The Kinks  Wonderboy   Options Something Else (Deluxe)  0:25:16 (Pop‑up)
Dada  Beautiful Turnback Time Machine   Options Dada  0:27:53 (Pop‑up)
Lord Kitchener  Boss in the Cemetery   Options The Spirit of Kitchener  0:33:06 (Pop‑up)
Cults  Bumper   Options Cults  0:37:31 (Pop‑up)
Le Le  Skinny Jeans   Options Skinny Jeans (single)  0:39:47 (Pop‑up)
The Soft Boys  Leppo and the Jooves   Options A Can of Bees  0:47:19 (Pop‑up)
Suzi Chunk  Look Back and Laugh   Options Look Back and Laugh (CD single)  0:52:49 (Pop‑up)
JOHN STRAUSBAUGH  interview re: GREENWICH VILLAGE (seg 1)   Options   0:56:02 (Pop‑up)
Lord Buckley  Hip Hiawatha   Options The Tales of Lord Buckley Box Set Crown Prince Richards Collection  1:10:40 (Pop‑up)
Lee Hazlewood & Nancy Sinatra  Greenwich Village Folk Song Salesman   Options Nancy & Lee  1:13:12 (Pop‑up)
JOHN STRAUSBAUGH  interview re: GREENWICH VILLAGE (seg 2)   Options   1:15:16 (Pop‑up)
Dody Goodman  Save the Village   Options Parade  1:33:14 (Pop‑up)
JOHN STRAUSBAUGH  interview re: GREENWICH VILLAGE (seg 3)   Options   1:36:54 (Pop‑up)
Dave Van Ronk  Georgie on the IRT   Options The Folkways Years 1959-1961  1:41:19 (Pop‑up)
Latin Pete Terrace  Greenwich Village Mambo   Options Greatest Latin Hits  1:45:09 (Pop‑up)
JOHN STRAUSBAUGH  interview re: GREENWICH VILLAGE (seg 4)   Options   1:47:10 (Pop‑up)
Mike Seeger  Sallie Gooden   Options Solo - Oldtime Country Music  1:50:41 (Pop‑up)
JOHN STRAUSBAUGH  interview re: GREENWICH VILLAGE (seg 5)   Options   2:19:01 (Pop‑up)
Richard and Mimi Farina  Pack Up Your Sorrows   Options The Complete Vanguard Recordings  2:01:17 (Pop‑up)
Lidia Pujol and Silvia Comes  Suicidi Al Greenwich Village   Options Al Entierro de una Hoja Seca Van Dos Caracoles  2:04:20 (Pop‑up)
Pete Molinari  The Ghost of Greenwich Village   Options Walking Off the Map  2:05:08 (Pop‑up)
Noel Coward  What's Going To Happen To The Tots   Options Noel Coward In New York  2:08:13 (Pop‑up)
Daniel Harnett  Songs from the Great South Bay   Options Hey Richard  2:11:16 (Pop‑up)
Sam Roberts  Lions of the Kalahari   Options Love at the End of the World  2:15:18 (Pop‑up)
The Weepies  All This Beauty   Options Hideaway  2:21:54 (Pop‑up)
Jeff Liberty  Bastard Town   Options Bastard Town EP  2:24:33 (Pop‑up)
Kenny Wayne Shepherd  Oh Well   Options Live On  2:29:26 (Pop‑up)
Pierre Bastien  Blues Mécanique   Options Les Premieres Machines 1968 - 1988  2:32:53 (Pop‑up)
Aaron Roche  Etude   Options !Blur My Eyes  2:36:18 (Pop‑up)
Harry Partch  Ulysses at the Edge   Options The Harry Partch Collection, Vol. 1  2:41:04 (Pop‑up)
Jim Sullivan  Jerome   Options U.F.O.  2:50:55 (Pop‑up)
The Kids for Kids Project  How Do You Get Where You're Going?   Options A Generation for Change  2:53:15 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

  3:02pm DCE:

Green Which?
  3:03pm Cheri Pi:

Cecile, baby are you there?
  3:03pm Van in DC:

Yeah...I'm gonna have to pass on that leather show
  3:04pm Cheri Pi:

My grandmother and her 5 sisters were all born in Norway, UP. what synchronicity!
  3:07pm northguineahills:

Wow! Trader Horne!
  3:08pm Cecile:

that is wild, Cheri. oooo eeee oooo. what a coinkydink.
Anyway, gotta jet.
  3:09pm Nordens fåglar:

me and my girlfriend broke up this afternoon, a bottle of white whine and WFMU should do it for tonight, thank you for an everlasting station /Fredrik, gothenburg, sweden
  3:09pm Matt from Springfield:

@DCE: No, a Gren Itch.
  3:14pm Matt from Springfield:

Welcome Fredrik!
And may the station truly be everlasting.
  3:16pm kat330:

@Van: Pass, despite the fact $2 includes a drink? That's will power.
  3:18pm kat330:

I lived on Bank St. in the Village for a glorious six months in '71. Still can remember all the great smells -- got by on pizza by the slice. Good times.
  3:19pm Laura L:

Who doesn't love a bold, intimate page that includes actual names!
  3:21pm Clark Barr:

The Mineshaft??????

I'm shocked...
  3:21pm Cheri Pi:

ahhhh, My dad learned to play Go in the Korean coffeehouses of Greenwich back in olden times.
  3:21pm Ike:

@Nordens Fåglar, you are not alone.
  3:26pm Matt from Springfield:

RIAA! I think I have this one, RIAA is awesome in general, but this mix is just too perfect!
  3:27pm Matt from Springfield:

So you used to write for NY Press, Irwin? Had no idea you were once that hip.
  3:27pm Irwin:

@Matt: a cover story in '96!
  3:31pm kat330:

And a slice of pizza was 30-cents back then.
  3:32pm Matt from Springfield:

@Irwin: But NEVER the Village Voice, right? :)
  3:34pm Irwin:

Wrote once for the VV. Didn't adhere to the party line and they never invited me back.
  3:37pm Irwin:

Also wrote one article for the East Village Other in its waning days.
  3:39pm Matt from Springfield:

Fortunately WFMU has no party line--just parties lined up one after another, 24/7!
For an "Uncle Irwin", you seem to be quite the "cool uncle".
  3:41pm Irwin:

If by "cool" you mean drinks a lot of rum.
  3:43pm Parq:

Regret to say, managed to miss Irwin's NYPress turn, but well remember Strausbaugh's stuff therein. This oughta be good.
  3:43pm Matt from Springfield:

I'm more a gin man, but we are accepting of all adult beverages here.
  3:43pm Webhamster Henry:

So, will there be any Cherry Sisters on the show today?
  3:45pm Matt from Springfield:

Gin joints, rum rooms, beer bars, wine wings, absinthe alcoves, pernod patios...
  3:46pm Van in DC:

Beer bars. MMMM beer. In fact, I'm off to find one right...about....NOW. Have a great day all!
  3:47pm Matt from Springfield:

Ain't no party like a Bauhaus party! Holla!
  3:48pm Matt from Springfield:

Have a great one Van! Cheers!
  3:48pm kat330:

Bau wow.
  3:49pm northguineahills:

We had some hail here in Brooklyn.
  3:51pm kat330:

Thought this sounded like Robyn Hitchcock. Found him only after he was solo.
  3:53pm paula pc:

this song is so great and is not heard often enough! THANKS, Irwin!!
  3:54pm Curtis [Boston]:

A question for John Strausbaugh: When did Greenwich Village develop the reputation for being louche?
  3:55pm kat330:

@paula pc: I agree this is great!
  3:55pm Matt from Springfield:

I thought Robyn Hitchcock as well! Didn't know he was a band before his solo releases!
  3:56pm kat330:

@Matt: did you see Demme's Storefront Hitchcock? I recommend it if not.
  3:58pm Matt from Springfield:

I like any Demme music film, that one sounds good indeed. Thanks for the rec!
  4:01pm Matt from Springfield:

And hello to Mr. Strausbaugh!
  4:02pm Webhamster Henry:

@JStrasbaugh: I hope there's a lot about the Strunsky family.
  4:03pm Matt from Springfield:

East Village = "Upper, Lower East Side"
West Village = just Greenwich Village? I thought GV was West + East.
  4:05pm kat330:

Or the Andriani's, the owners and landlords of the brownstone I had a top floor walk-up in with 3 other roommates. A visit back there in 2001 showed that name still at that address, probably the next generation though.
  4:05pm Sean Daily:

Oh my gods, a real life "Operation: Hide Behind the Darkies".
  4:06pm oooli:

irwin tryin as hard as the us olympic basketball team to sound like he cares
  4:08pm Michael:

Hi Irwin. Would John opine on what he thinks is the prettiest or nicest street in the Village? Or what street/area has changed the most over time.
  4:10pm kat330:

I'd like to hear what he has to say about the Weathermen there.
  4:14pm Literatus:

What in the hell is this? I'm trying to sip champagne and talk about myself..
  4:16pm Matt from Springfield:

Sounds like a Jim Henson-voiced "Beatnik"!
  4:18pm Woo:

If you follow Nancy Sinatra on Twitter, she will follow you back.
  4:18pm Carmichael:

Hi Rumanian Irwin and various substance imbibers. I'll also pass on the leather meet-up, although in SF I onced lived between a leather store called Leather Forever and a sandwich shop named Hot'n'Hunky. And Van, I'll see your beer and raise you one.
  4:20pm Matt from Springfield:

Lee wrote pretty much everything he sang I think. He was the type who sold many songs because he wrote too many to sing himself.

And yes, "Lee + female" as I call it. Often Nancy S. but other singers as well.
  4:21pm Carmichael:

Matt, read the section on Hazlewood in Irwin's book. Very enlightening.
  4:23pm Webhamster Henry:

Hazelwood: Poet, Fool, or Bum?
  4:25pm Carmichael:

OK, I erred. Maybe it was Unterberger's book on the same topic. Irwin wouldn't cover Hazlewood because he doesn't like rum.
  4:25pm Wesleyan sophomore:

Hey fellas! I've got my gee-tar, go ahead and grab your banjo, let's take the train down to Washington Square Park and play!
  4:26pm OWS:

It always comes down to the DRUMS! The Man can't stand the drums...because drums speak TRUTH!
  4:27pm kat330:

Reminds me -- where the heck is that busking show Ken's been promising for some time?
  4:28pm MD:

What was the neme of the Documentary...???
  4:28pm Joan B.:

It's okay John, I can't stand you either... ;)
  4:29pm Carmichael:

OK, Unterberger's Unknown Legends of Rock'n'Roll covers Hazlewood, among others.
  4:29pm Matt from Springfield:

@kat: They said there was something like a few hours of footage from the Washington Square episode, and they would be playing it in a few weeks once it was all edited together.
  4:30pm kat330:

Yeah, he scores no points with me for that. Seemed unnecessary.
  4:32pm kat330:

@Matt: Right, I recall he said he was editing it. Just hoped it would be by now.
  4:32pm Matt from Springfield:

Wow, didn't know Tiny Tim was on the Village scene for so many years.
  4:34pm kat330:

@IRWIN: Mine query to him again is about the Weathermen in the Village, if he covers that, can expound on it, etc.
  4:35pm kat330:

[excuse the obsolete construction of that sentence -- My query, s.b.]
  4:36pm Carmichael:

Wow, I remember Dody Goodman from Hollywood Squares.
  4:36pm common:

great interview!!
  4:36pm Webhamster Henry:

The Village was the home of the Julius Monk revues at, say, Downstairs the the Upstairs!
  4:37pm Woo:

Dody sounds like Malvina Reynolds.
  4:39pm Laura L:

Dody of course played Mary Hartman's mother on MH, MH.
  4:39pm Matt from Springfield:

I've loved Melvin Van Peeble's album Brer Soul ever since I heard it on FMU, for what I call its "eccentric soul". The song "Tenth And Greenwich (Women's House of Detention)" makes a lot more sense now--if pimps and others were shouting and talking with the inmates through the windows, that puts Melvin's lyrics in context. THANKS!
  4:39pm rrg:

Beat me to it, Laura.
  4:42pm kat330:

There's room for both Van Ronk & Baez -- the beauty of appreciating a wider spectrum per FMU. They each have a place and I love them both.
  4:44pm common:

I'm with you kat330
  4:45pm morisiah:

Inside Llewyn Davis movie in the works:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2042568/
  4:46pm northguineahills:

This is the same melody as a Carter Family recording. I can't place the exact song.
  4:48pm kat330:

@common: I cover songs from both of them and feel no cognitive dissonance from doing so.
  4:48pm Matt from Springfield:

Ha HA! Love folk, but I LOVE how seriously they're taking this, down to the earnest backing vocal! Screw the MTA, the IRT is a much better subway song!
  4:56pm kat330:

Thanks for the tip, morisiah!
  4:59pm kat330:

Even in '71, our skylit brownstone 3 BR was only $500 a mo.
  5:02pm kat330:

Am I dreaming, or did he ask for listener questions?
  5:03pm Michael:

Wonderful interview!
  5:05pm Carmichael:

Man, Mimi sure sounds like her sister. It's spooky, but beautiful.
  5:06pm kat330:

Fresh outta olive branches, and Philo's home anyway. Bye!
  5:06pm Parq:

May I belatedly point out that Dave Van Ronk often covered Joni Mitchell? My favorite Van Ronk album "Sunday Street" has a wonderfully matter-of-fact reading of "That Song About the Midway".
  5:15pm Jeff:

I do so love me some Noël Coward.
  5:15pm Michael:

Van Ronk was quite engaging in "No Direction Home". Gruff, funny and touched as he remembered "Bobby" back in the early days in the Village.
  5:25pm the glowing one:

now I had to yawn, too.
  5:29pm Carmichael:

I just figured out that Eric Idle was emulating Coward via The Penis Song in The Meaning of Life. Doh!
  5:29pm Matt from Springfield:

Yawns are contagious.

Ah, "Bastard Town", not "Plaster Town". Hooray for the AccuPlaylist!
  5:34pm Matt from Springfield:

Kenny Wayne Shepherd, no clue who he is but what a ROCKIN cover of Fleetwood Mac!
  5:39pm das:

Is somebody eating the three amigos?
  5:48pm Matt from Springfield:

Harry Partch, like the soundtrack to a most unusual cartoon.
  5:52pm Carmichael:

Thanks for the music and convo, Irwin and everyone. See you at the Mineshaft!
  5:58pm Matt from Springfield:

Thanks Irwin and John for an informative and fun show!
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