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Options August 1, 2013: Let Me Play This for You

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New
Love  August   Options Four Sail  Warner Strategic Marketing  2002  CD  From 1969   
Karen Beth  Come December   Options The Joys of Life  Decca  1971  LP     
Chris Forsyth  Anniversary Day   Options Paranoid Cat  Family Vinyard  2011  LP     
Brewer and Shipley  Witchi-Tai-To   Options Weeds  Kama Sutra  1969  LP     
Nilsson  Thursday, or Here's Why I Did Not Go to Work Today   Options Sandman  RCA  1976  LP     
Chet Baker  I Get Along Without You Very Well (Except Sometimes)   Options Sings  Pacific Jazz  1998  CD  From 1954   
June Christy  Something Cool   Options Something Cool  Capitol  1960  LP     
Nilsson  Marry Me a Little   Options A Selection Of Rarities from the RCA Albums Collection  RCA Legacy  2013  CD    *  
S.E. Rogie  Please Go Easy with Me   Options The Sounds of S.E. Rogie Vol. 1  Domino Sound  2013  LP  From 1960  *  
Gloria Gaynor  Let's Make Love   Options I've Got You  Polydor  1976  LP     
Solomon Burke  You and Your Baby Blues   Options Music to Make Love By  Chess  1984  LP  From 1975   
Bud Benderbe  Waiting for the Man   Options The Velvet Underground & Nico & Bud Benderbe  Boo-Hooray  2013  LP    *  
Bud Benderbe  Sunday Morning   Options The Velvet Underground & Nico & Bud Benderbe  Boo-Hooray  2013  LP    *  
The Intrigantes  Hello Goodbye   Options Beatles 101  No Label  2013  CD-R  Quebecois  *  
Jook  Do What You Can   Options Jook Rule  Sing Sing  2013  LP    *  
Woods  All God's Children   Options   Woodsist  2013  45    *  
The Kinks  Mindless Child of Motherhood   Options The Kink Kronikles  Reprise  1972  LP  From 1970, I think   
Single File: a bunch of 45s all in a row
Mick Farren & the New Wave  Lost Johnny   Options   Ork  1977  45  R.I.P.   
Sheila Hylton  The Bed's Too Big Without You   Options   Mango  1980  45     
The Stylistics  Country Living   Options   Avco  1971  45     
Jim Brown  I Want You to Be My Baby   Options   Bell  1955  7"  with Sy Oliver and His Orchestra   
Jim Flint  Stop! Said the Lady   Options   Universal  no idea  45     
Betty Wright  Baby Sitter   Options   Alston  1972  45     
Shotgun  Don't You Wanna Make Love?   Options   ABC  1979  45     
Hot Butter  Popcorn   Options   Musicor  1972  45  "Moog by Stan Free"   
Josh  Was a Sunny Day   Options   Bell  1973  45     
Fahriye Harim  Yanakdan Disledim   Options NIghtingales and Canaries  Mississippi / Canary  2013  LP  "I Bit Her on Her Red Cheek"  *  
Nick Tzaras and Sideris Andrianos  Kalokeraki   Options Five Days Married and Other Laments: Song and Dance From Northern Greece 1928-1958  Angry Mom  2013  LP  "Summer"; 1934  *  
Percy Babineaux & Bixy Guidry  J'Vai Jouer Celea Pour Toi   Options Let Me Play This for You: Rare Cajun Recordings  Tompkins Square  2013  CD  From 1929  *  
The Happy Hayseeds  Ladies' Quadrille   Options Turn Me Loose: Outsiders of "Old Time" Music  Tompkins Square  2013  CD  From 1930  *  
Michael Chapman  Shuffleboat River Farewell   Options Wrecked Again  Light in the Attic  2013  CD  From 1971  *  
Michael Fennelly  I've Been Found   Options Love Can Change Everything: Demos 1967-1972  Sundazed  2013  CD  From 1967  *  
Michael Fennelly  Touch My Soul   Options Lane Changer  Epic  1974  LP     
Yoshiko Sai  Mikkō (Stowing Away)   Options Mikkō  Bamboo  2013  CD  From 1976  *  
Emily  Old Lace ("To John")   Options Emily  RPM  2013  CD  From 1971  *  
Saboten  Jitensha (Bicycle)   Options Floor et Satie  Sabot/Em  2013  LP  From 1992  *  
Kitty Wells  Forever Young   Options Country Soul Sisters Vol. 2  Soul Jazz  2013  CD  From 1974  *  

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02am DCE:

morning, Joe!
Avatar 9:02am northguineahills:

The yip yips never get old!
Avatar 9:04am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- Loves Love.
Avatar 9:04am Cheri Pi:

Let's do this thing! Wuz thinking about Arthur Lee a lot yesterday after Kandia & Duane's power-duo show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am fred:

Good morning Joe. I'm at work, I may not comment much but I'm listening
Avatar 9:05am Joe McG:

Hey, DCE, hey everybody! Oh, I missed Duane yesterday. Did he play that killer Arthur version of "Be Thankful for What You Got"?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06am KevinfromBayRidge:

Great start! Mornin' Joe et al. Velcome back!
Avatar 9:08am Joe McG:

Hey, Fred! Thanks, Kevin, nice to be here.
Avatar 9:09am Cheri Pi:

No but they discussed Lee as a pivotal creator of the California music sound with Southern roots. and the conversation and music just exploded from there.
Avatar 9:11am Cheri Pi:

I learned though, through Arthur's cover of that song that "diamond in the back" refers to a Cadillac car.
Avatar 9:12am Joe McG:

@Cheri: Yeah, those old caddies had diamonds in the back and sunroof tops!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13am tim from champaign:

Hi everybody. I used to have Four Sail and "didn't get it". Now I "get it" but like a dummy I got rid of Four Sail like a dummy. Dummy.
  9:15am common:

mornin everybody. perfect muzak for a wet morn.
Avatar 9:15am KP:

Hello, Joe.
Avatar 9:16am Cheri Pi:

I gotsa sun-roof top, and a woof-moo in tha back of ye ole Toyota.
Avatar 9:17am Joe McG:

Hey, KP, hey common, hey tim! Hope you're all feeling bonny. @Cheri: Ha! I sport the Woof-Moo on the back of my Honda. I gangsta lean against it as often as possible.
Avatar 9:17am Cheri Pi:

TfC, also like a dummy I've never had 4-Sail. that will change this weekend.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17am Mike Noble:

good morning. back to sleep.
Avatar 9:19am Joe McG:

Hey, Mike! Wakey wakey, sleepy sleepy.
Avatar 9:21am Cheri Pi:

I don't listen to this Paranoid Cat record as often as I should, that changes this weekend too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:21am tim from champaign:

Like Joan Jett said "you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone". Happy hunting, CP!
Avatar 9:22am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...glad to have the LoveStory 2CD - but there's clearly more...
Avatar 9:23am northguineahills:

I'm a sucker for all versions of Witchi-Tai-To.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:23am Mike Noble:

do you do you want my love
Avatar 9:23am Cheri Pi:

word's to live by tfC, especially with the record fair 2 days away.
Avatar 9:23am northguineahills:

Holy crap, I forgot I had Paranoid Cat. Need to give it a twirl again.
Avatar 9:26am KP:

This is the second mention of Brewer and Shipley I've heard this week. The other concerned a concert that featured Bruce Springsteen, Brewer & Shipley and the Byrds, in that order.
Avatar 9:26am Joe McG:

@KP: I'm not so much for the toking period, but the first two LPs are gems.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27am maestroso:

G'morning Joe,
This is a particularly good version of Witchi.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27am Mike East:

once again, a grand start this AM, Joe
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27am tim from champaign:

So today looks like it's shaping up to be a pretty good day (other than rippig my pants again this morning). Mrs. tfc is defending her thesis for her certificate of advanced studies in library science and my buddies No Bails are rolling into town tonight to play a show. It'll be beersie city about 5 pm.
Avatar 9:29am Joe McG:

Hey, maestroso! Thanks, ME! Beersies at Tim's at 5, everybody.
Avatar 9:29am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- you need like kevlar trow, tfc!

- gotta rare Thur. off - so sing it Harry...
  9:29am common:

wish it was beersie time now, tim.
Avatar 9:30am Fernando M Pacheco:

I knew there was a good reason not to came to work today
  Swag For Life Member 9:31am Ralphine:

Drinking beer and eating a bowl of Cocoa Krispies makes a surprisingly good taste combination.
Avatar 9:32am Fernando M Pacheco:

But I came anyway, that's how stupid I am.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:32am tim from champaign:

Yeah, RRN! Pinch flats on my bike tires were the bane of my existence until I got kevlar tires.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33am Webhamster Henry:

Fans of Witchi-tai-to can get their pow-wows on at the Two Row Wampum fest in Beacon on Saturday (my band will also be playing). Lots of other stuff too: honorthetworow.org...
Avatar 9:36am Joe McG:

@Fernanado: We gots to do what we gots to do.
  9:37am sara:

wow what a show. thanks joe
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:38am tim from champaign:

Joe smoothed on in to a Thursday Morning Coming Down set for all the listeners who had one too many one too many beersies last night. Smooth.
Avatar 9:39am duke:

@Ralphine Breakfast of Champions
Avatar 9:39am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...if I was just hearing it, I'd've guessed Anita O'Day playing it straight...
Avatar 9:39am Fernando M Pacheco:

@Joe McG: at least you came too, so I can listen to your fine show.
Avatar 9:41am βrian:

Love the "mwa" of those muted horns.
Avatar 9:43am βrian:

That autocorrect is EVIL, by the way. It should be opt-in , not opt-out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:47am tim from champaign:

Wow, was this written for the Beach Boys? Cool track.
  Swag For Life Member 9:47am Glenn M:

  9:48am John K:

Nice show! "Marry Me..." is a Sondheim song (killed from show Company)
Avatar 9:49am Joe McG:

Hi, Sara, John K, Brian, all. Thanks for tuning in today!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57am Matt from Springfield:

Hey Joe!
GREAT show with Ruthann Friedman! You did justice to that great singer and composer!
Avatar 9:58am Joe McG:

Hey, Matt, thanks! How are things in Springfield this morning?
Avatar 10:00am βrian:

Forgot to mention: cerulean skies over the isthmus today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00am Matt from Springfield:

Quite misty and grey! Good day to be inside with hot, strong caffeine!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:01am Michele:

JOE! How are you?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:01am Matt from Springfield:

@ßrian: Cerulean?! Aww man, which isthmus do I go to for that!
  10:05am trish:

And the first laugh of the day goes to..
Avatar 10:05am βrian:

This is the isthmus: www.flickr.com...
Avatar 10:05am Joe McG:

Hey, Michele! Doin' not too bad! How is you?
Avatar 10:05am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- walkit home Bud!
Avatar 10:06am glenn:

man, i'm flashing back to the kids in the hall for some reason.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:06am Stevel:

Bud has excellent enunciation!

"Still waiting."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:07am Spatulator (formerly elwyn5150):

This is so WRONG but I can't stop listening!
  10:07am trish:

And it was released this year? 2013
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:08am Stevel:

Indulge! Indulge!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:08am Dominick:

Thank you
  10:09am keith in VT:

One's too many and a hundred ain't enough.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:10am Stevel:

...and Sunday Morning is surprisingly just good.
Avatar 10:10am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- touring now w/ Richard Cheese
...let's join hands & sway...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:10am Matt from Springfield:

Gorgeous, ßrian! I had no idea Madison was such a lake!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:10am Andrew Waterloo:

This is great. I'm glad you played 2... or more.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:10am Stevel:

Bud Benderbe Day!
Avatar 10:10am Joe McG:

Kind of a cross between Neil Diamond and Scott Walker!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:10am tim from champaign:

This version of Sunday Morning sounds like it was recorded for 700 Club. Nice.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:11am Andrew Waterloo:

Not enough machetes to be a Scott Walker tune.
Avatar 10:11am Roberto:

More Bud plz.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:11am Matt from Springfield:

@RRN63: LOVE Richard Cheese! Sometimes I like to sing songs in his style! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:12am Spatulator (formerly elwyn5150):

I am LOVING this show tonight!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:13am eyenoise:

When I got up this morning I had no idea I would be ordering a VU Easy Listening LP on the inter webs. Because that's what I just did. Horrible and great at the same time.
  Swag For Life Member 10:15am Ralphine:

That's the best compliment you can pay a DJ.
Avatar 10:16am Joe McG:

I agree with Ralphine. I want to make you buy everything, eyenoise.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:19am Matt from Springfield:

That's right, Ralphine and Joe!

I commented here before that: a single playing of Olivia Newton-John's "Amoureuse" by Julie, resulted in 99 cents for 4 different artists!! (Véronique Sanson, original French, Olivia English, Kiki Dee same English lyrics, and Patty Dahlstrom's "Emotion" lyrics to the tune).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:19am DCE:

my god I thought this was George Harrison.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:19am Mike Noble:

years ago, in an old physical calendar i had mysteriously written the word "jook" on a date months in advance. i could never figure out what i had meant by that note, before, after or since. could my note have been about this Jook?
  Swag For Life Member 10:22am 12539:

DCE, last night EFD played a Jook song and at first I thought the same thing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:23am Dominick:

  Swag For Life Member 10:23am Ralphine:

You're scaring me, Mr. Noble.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:29am Mike Noble:

berkeley mews was the b-side on most versions of Lola.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:30am Mike Noble:

but mindless child was on this U.S. version: www.discogs.com...
Avatar 10:33am Joe McG:

That's the one I have, Mike!
Avatar 10:34am Rev. Turnip Druid:

whoa.... only ever heard the hawkwind version of this, w/lemmy vocals. nice.
Avatar 10:34am Rev. Turnip Druid:

'mornin, all
Avatar 10:36am Joe McG:

Good mornin', Reverend!
Avatar 10:37am ᏠЄႶႶỊѺµЄ:

Nice cover of the Police.
  Swag For Life Member 10:39am Ralphine:

If memory serves, an old reggae bar band called I-Tal used to do a really good cover of TBTBWY.
Avatar 10:46am KP:

My computer is saying "Stop" to this song.
Avatar 10:50am ᏠЄႶႶỊѺµЄ:

This Baby Sitter song is hilarious. Love the Rock A-Bye baby segue.
Avatar 10:50am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- I got no kids & it's breakin' my heart
- but I gotta babysitter & that's a start...
Avatar 10:50am Cecile:

Ralphine, was it the Ann Arbor I-Tal? I think there must be 2000 I-Tals out there in every college town in the US.
  Swag For Life Member 10:51am Ralphine:

I have no idea.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:51am tim from champaign:

This Shotgun jam is the jam!
  Swag For Life Member 10:52am Ralphine:

But I do live in a college town, and it's funny that there were so many I-Tals out roaming the country.
Avatar 10:52am Cecile:

well, did you see them in the Midwest in the 80s? and did they have a white girl with dreads singing harmony. Because that would be them.
Avatar 10:53am Cecile:

this mid-tempo 80s groove is my kryptonite.
Avatar 10:54am Cecile:

or late 70s...
  Swag For Life Member 10:54am Ralphine:

Columbia, South Carolina in the 80s, and I was too loaded to remember who was in the band.
Avatar 10:57am Cecile:

Ha! They were from Cleveland. they played so much in A2 they were listed as local music in the college yearbook.

Bet it was the same band. They also did a killer "Ganja Smuggling"
Avatar 10:58am Cecile:

I guess there was only 1 I-tal, but they played every-fricking-where!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:09am Tome:

..puts on the fez and does the snoopy dance to the coffee pot ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:09am Brian in UK:

Hey Joe.
Who said Jay Donellen was a duff guitarist.
William DeVaughn's Be Thankful For What You Got is a great album. He is not a one hit wonder. Hint.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:12am Brian in UK:

Back to hot days 'after the rain' (great Terje Rypdal album) almost beer o'clock.
  11:13am as:

sounds klezmery. where is this from?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:13am Brian in UK:

Got any Selim Sesler, Joe? Cool Turkish clarinet player.
Avatar 11:15am Joe McG:

@as: Greece, according to the notes. @Brian: Hi, there! Not handy, sadly!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:18am tim from champaign:

I recently looked up the original of "Call The Police by Stephanie McDee which the Oblivians covered on their newest record. It's a jammer. Sounds like DJ Assault doing zydeco.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:18am Brian in UK:

These tracks are doing a fine job, mate. What about the beer?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:20am Brian in UK:

@tim I can remember buying Four Sail in Berwick Street, London, the same day I saw Easy Rider. So that's Sept '69 at a guess. What a great start to a record.
Avatar 11:21am Rev. Turnip Druid:

[splutter, yawn, rubs eyes, stumbles to awkward attention posture]
....muh? beer?
Avatar 11:22am Joe McG:

@Rev: I bet MC would not be surprised!
Avatar 11:22am Cecile:

Greg Cartwright/The Oblivions have the best taste in covers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:24am tim from champaign:

Look it up on yootoob, Cecile.
Avatar 11:26am northguineahills:

  11:27am GUMBY:

Really enjoying the show today Joe. Thanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:28am Sigurdur:

Avatar 11:28am Joe McG:

You bet, GUMBY, dammit.
Avatar 11:29am Jeff:

I keep thinking about the drumming on Shuffleboat River Farewell - big, but kind of staggering around.
Avatar 11:30am Joe McG:

@Jeff: I wonder if the drummer was as drunk as Mike?
Avatar 11:30am Cecile:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:31am Brian in UK:

Joe, could you do a programme solely of Elektra artistes?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:31am Sigurdur:

Avatar 11:32am Joe McG:

@Brian: I could do that, Brian. I love that label so dearly. Good idea! My October Elektra Special.
Avatar 11:33am Cecile:

awesome, make sure to play Elektra artists Metallica! :D
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:33am Brian in UK:

Jac Holtzman is up there with the greats.
Avatar 11:33am Joe McG:

Ha! Cecile. :)
Avatar 11:34am Cecile:

you know it, Brian.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:34am Brian in UK:

Pre WEA. Ofcourse.
Avatar 11:36am Cecile:

but wouldn't that leave out Television?
Avatar 11:36am Joe McG:

@Brian: Maybe we could make a Tom Verlaine exception clause.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:37am Brian in UK:

Cecile looking forward to seeing this one soon.

Avatar 11:37am Joe McG:

BTW, the Yoshiko Sai song does end like that. Not a technical error, honest!
Avatar 11:38am Cecile:

that sounds amazing!

Brian, the two movies I saw were quite lowbrow but hilarious:
Despicable Me 2, and The Heat.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:39am Brian in UK:

Form a committee!!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:41am Brian in UK:

I went to see WWZ. It was my wife's birthday. Bad hair day, Brad. Hell he was saving the world.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am maestroso:

@Joe Mcg: been losing the iphone stream over the last few minutes... That Yoshiko Sai song was nice, though.
Avatar 11:42am Cecile:

I heard it was fun, if really frantic
  11:43am mrmucho:

sounds like Neko Case
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:43am Brian in UK:

Totally Bonkers
Avatar 11:44am Cecile:

that scene of the zombies piling up on the Great Wall freaked the crap out of me.
Avatar 11:45am ᏠЄႶႶỊѺµЄ:

I'm picturing Ron Burgundy playing the crap outta this flute.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:45am Brian in UK:

Joe, you could have a short miscellaneous section for the likes of TV, my late 90s favourite is Jason Falkner's 'Can You Still Feel'. Technically way too late.
Avatar 11:46am Cecile:

hey, Aqualung!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:46am Brian in UK:

Cecile it did have something of Lord of the Rings animation about it. I'm waiting for 5D so I can watch it in space.
Avatar 11:47am Cecile:

I saw the preview for Anchorman II. I am unreasonably excited about that.

ha, Brian!

You know Elysium looks like it's going to be pretty good.
Avatar 11:47am Joe McG:

@Cecile: I like the way the guy's about to cough his lung into the flute on that one.
Avatar 11:47am Whosondephone:

That was fucking awesome!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:49am Brian in UK:

This is a great set, Joe.
Avatar 11:50am Joe McG:

Thanks, Brian!
  11:51am will:

Uh oh, did Michael Fennelly die, I hope not?
Avatar 11:52am Joe McG:

@will: No, I just wanted to hear two!
  11:52am Gabrielle:

Got any Pink Lady?
Avatar 11:53am Whosondephone:

Avatar 11:53am Joe McG:

@Gabrielle:Actually, I do, at home! Maybe I'll bring my Pink Lady LP in one of these weeks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:54am Brian in UK:

@Gabrielle, this is not a greengrocers.
Avatar 11:54am Sem Chumbo:

Well, this tops off a great morning, thanks so much, Joe!
Avatar 11:56am Joe McG:

You bet, Sem! Had fun playing music for everybody, as always. Please have a great week and I'll see you next Thursday, I hope! Oh, and stay forever young.
  11:56am Gabrielle:

Domo Arigato, Joe!
Avatar 11:56am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

+ !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57am SeanG:

epic show dude
  Swag For Life Member 11:58am 12539:

Thanks, Joe.
Avatar 11:58am northguineahills:

Thanks Joe!
Avatar 12:00pm C in pensacola:

caught the end of it, liked that stuff, i'll have to catch you again
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