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Options August 20, 2015: Business Time a Mi Manera

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New
Carlton Melton  Too Close to Home   Options Out to Sea  Agitated  2015  CD    *  
Flying Saucer Attack  Instrumental 11   Options Instrumentals 2015  Drag City  2015  CD    *  
Circle  Aavasaksa   Options Pharaoh Overlord  Ektro  2015  CD    *  
Gossamer  J-cruise   Options Automaton  Innovative Leisure  2015  CD    *  
The Chemical Brothers  Born in the Echoes   Options Born in the Echoes  Astralwerks  2015  CD  vocal: Cate Le Bon  *  
Frank Catalano/Jimmy Chamberlin  Tuna Town   Options God's Gonna Cut You Down  Ropeadope  2015  CD    *  
Horace Silver Quintet  Filthy McNasty   Options Doin' the Thing - At the Village Gate  Blue Note  2006  CD  Recorded May of 1961   
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra  Afrique (Take 2)   Options The Conny Plank Session  Gronland  2015  CD  From 1970  *  
Herbie Mann  Draw Your Breaks   Options Surprises  Atlantic  1976  LP     
Mighty Diamonds  Tonight   Options Ice on Fire  Virgin  1977  LP     
Marie Bryant and the Mike McKenzie Quintet  Little Boy (Mommie Out de Light)   Options Jamaica Is the Place to Go: An Invitation to Jamaican Mento  Fantastic Voyage  2015  CD    *  
Fehlfarben  Ein Jahr (Es Geht Voran)   Options NDW: Aus Grauer Stade Muaren - Die Neue Deutsche Welle 1977-1985  Bear Family  2015  CD    *  
Lizzy Mercier Descloux  Aya Mood   Options Press Color  Light in the Attic  2015  CD  1979  *  
Alice Cooper  Talk Talk / Clones (We're All)   Options The Studio Albums 1969-1983  Warner Bros.  2015  CD  From "Flush the Fashion," 1980  *  
Pig Rider  Can't Stand People   Options The Robinson Scratch Theory  Guerssen  2015  CD  From 1981  *  
Ron Nagle  Saving It All Up for Larry   Options Bad Rice  Omnivore Recordings  2015  CD  finally reissued, with mucho bonus material  *  
Single File: a bunch of 45s in a row
Silver Blue  Light My Fire   Options single  Epic  1978  45     
Sparks  I Want to Hold Your Hand   Options single  Island  1976  45     
The Blue-Belles  I Sold My Heart to the Junkman   Options single  Newtown  1961  45     
Lonnie Youngblood  Man to Woman   Options single  Shakat  1974  45     
Lynda K. Lance  Say You Love Me   Options single  Gar-Pax  1976  45     
Mildred Bailey with the Ellis Larkins Trio  That Ain't Right   Options single  RCA-Victor  1950  45     
The Four Tops  When She Was My Girl   Options single  Casablanca  1981  45     
Dire Straits  Solid Rock   Options single  Warner Bros.  1980  45     
Tom Jones  A Mi Manera   Options single  Decca  1970  45     
Orchestre National de France  Bolero   Options Ravel: Bolero  CBS Masterworks  1980  LP  conducted by Leonard Bernstein   
Barry White  I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby   Options I've Got So Much to Give  Pye  1973  LP     
Gary Toms Empire  Slow and Funky   Options 7-6-5-4-3-2-1 Blow Your Whistle  PIP  1975  LP     
Teddy Pendergrass  Close the Door   Options LIfe Is a Song Worth Singing  Philadelphia International  1978  LP     
Carol Douglas  Take Me (Make Me Lose Control)   Options The Carol Douglas Album  RCA  1975  LP     
Sylvia  Easy Evil   Options Pillow Talk: The Sensuous Sounds of Sylvia  Rhino  1996  CD  From 1974   
Isaac Hayes  I Want to Make Love to You So Bad   Options Chocolate Chip  HBS/abc  1975  LP     

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Listener comments!

Avatar 9:03am V Priceless:

Top o' the mornin' to ya, Joe!
  9:03am Claw!:

Hello and buenos dias to all!
  9:04am John Arthur:

  9:04am P-90:

RAY-dee-O? Yip yip yip!
Avatar 9:05am Cheri Pi:

  9:07am Brendan:

Love this. Good for sharpening my slingblade.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07am Polyus:

But just who is Carlton Melton, anyway? Some shadowy, Keyser Soze-like arch criminal?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10am Stevel:

Good morning.
Avatar 9:11am Joe McG:

Bonjour, mes amis.
  9:11am Brendan:

@Polyus - no one knows who he is . Just a shadowy figure seen a few times in post war Berlin. Some say he's in Mexico.
  9:14am joe!:

joe mcg-forgive me for asking, know i could google it, but what is that ''radio'' bit you start the show with? every week it's a highlight of my dog's thursday morning. he barks at it, but his tail is wagging.
Avatar 9:16am Joe McG:

@joe!: You can see them in Cheri Pi's avatar: the Yip Yip aliens, findable on the U-Tube.
Avatar 9:19am Cheri Pi:

Here they are !
Avatar 9:20am Joe McG:

Only Cheri Pi is allowed to have them, ever. Says me!
Avatar 9:20am Mayuko:

Joe delights not only humans morning but also dogs morning. Great job, Joe!
Avatar 9:20am Cheri Pi:

Joe, for your dog: youtu.be...
Avatar 9:21am Cheri Pi:

that's right sonny!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:22am melinda:

Good morning everyone.
Avatar 9:22am Joe McG:

Good morning, Mayuko! If I can make one dog happy, then my work here is done.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:23am Ken From Hyde Park:

Weeeeell doggies!
Avatar 9:24am Mayuko:

yah! especially in this world, full of humans who can't make even a single dog happy, you're doing a fantastic job. you're making many humans and at least one dog happy.
Avatar 9:25am Joe McG:

My favorite dogs looks-wise are beagles. My favorite dog temperament-wise is Ted Leonard.
  9:28am Claw!:

My favorite dogs, looks-wise, are Spuds McKenzie bull terriers. I just love their weird egg-shaped heads! So cute!
Avatar 9:30am Mayuko:

of course beagles! fitfordragoncon.files.wordpress.com...
  9:31am Brendan:

Outside of a dog a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog oh never mind
  9:32am joe!:

willie is a black lab who loves to talk music at the dog park-thx for the info!
  9:33am Claw!:

Yes, I wake up earlier and sleep lighter as a grown-ass lady person. I used to be able to sleep late through any and all noise.
Avatar 9:34am bobdoesthings:

goood morning.
  9:35am Mike Sin:

Listening live -- glad to be here!
Avatar 9:36am Joe McG:

@Mayuko: Ha! When I was a kid, I wore a "Joe Cool" knit cap.
Avatar 9:42am Cecile:

Avatar 9:43am Cecile:

Joe, I've been on an Argent/Russ Ballard jag lately. If you could sneak some on, that would be awesome.

I have this record. I LOVE this jam.
Avatar 9:44am Cecile:

recorded the month I was born.
Avatar 9:49am Joe McG:

Hey, Mike! Hey, Cecile! Hey, Bob! Hey Claw, VP, Brendan, Ken, everybody...
Avatar 9:52am Cecile:

digging the groove
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:54am Polyus:

Horace Silver had some pretty great fashion sense, at least as a younger man. I swear I saw a pic of him somewhere in possibly the baddest-looking coat of all time, but I haven't been able to locate it online.
Avatar 9:55am Cecile:

he was very dapper, and whatever era he was in, he did it to the nines.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55am Polyus:

Q-Tip sports something similar in the Tribe Called Quest doc from a few years back.
Avatar 9:57am KP:

Is there where you shake it all about?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58am Greg from ZONE 5:

Morning all!
Avatar 10:02am Joe McG:

Hey, Greg!
Avatar 10:09am Cecile:

Avatar 10:09am bobdoesthings:

The kid wants whiskey! jesus guys.. put the pieces together.
Avatar 10:09am Cecile:

I know there is a punchline.
Avatar 10:09am bobdoesthings:

at least... I'm hoping that's it.
Avatar 10:10am Berg:

Avatar 10:10am Cheri Pi:

Avatar 10:10am Cecile:

whiskey...yeah, that's what it is...uh-huh
Avatar 10:10am Hot Mess:

Family togetherness = goodness
Avatar 10:11am duke:

So far this song is kind of creepy
Avatar 10:11am bobdoesthings:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:11am Stevel:

Oh wow. That's a bit disturbing.
Avatar 10:11am Dominick:

There's a R.Crumb comic this reminds me of
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:11am nickybones:

creepy AF.
Avatar 10:11am Cecile:

I hope she kept her mouth closed.
Avatar 10:11am Joe McG:

@duke: KIND OF creepy? SUPER DUPER creepy!
  10:12am foofs:

Ugh, I feel all violated now.

  10:12am Listener Alexandra:

Thanks for the early-morning spit take, Joe :-)
Avatar 10:13am Dominick:

Joe Blow
Avatar 10:14am Joe McG:

You bet, Alex!
Avatar 10:17am KP:

Alice Cooper Talk, Talks?
Avatar 10:18am Cecile:

well, I like the thought. Pace is a little slow.
Avatar 10:18am V Priceless:

Avatar 10:19am Cecile:

oh, I remember this.
Avatar 10:20am V Priceless:

Alice's new disc due in September is mostly a covers record. Remember the Coop! Woo!
Avatar 10:20am PKNY:

Don't think I've ever heard anything off "Flush the Fashion" before, but it sounds better than the Kip Winger/Kane Roberts hair metal Alice-era .
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:21am coelacanth:

Good morning Joe and McGaskettes!
Avatar 10:21am katie:

happy throwback Thursday. I'm now in my family's borrowed camper, driving through New Brunswick listening to my brother's Alice Cooper 8-tracks.
Avatar 10:21am Rev. Turnip Druid:

BAH! Missed that Ellington/Plank session track. Have been curious about that 'un.
Avatar 10:22am Cecile:

this was a UP hit.
Avatar 10:23am herb.nyc:

hi all. i read (mostly skimmed) the WHAT YOU WANT IS IN THE LIMO book, and some great ALICE COOPER stories in there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:24am joe:

'ello folks
WFMU = World Furnier Music Unlimited ,)
Avatar 10:25am Joe McG:

Hey, Joe! A lot of Joes in the house today. MORE JOES!
Avatar 10:25am Cecile:

well, good old Chris M's show finally got me to get a copy of Love it To Death. I heard it piecemeal for years, it's really great all in order.
  10:26am jj:

this is a great set of tracks
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:26am coelacanth:

what Joe talkin' about!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:27am coelacanth:

(uh hem...i think i need some joe. and breakfast.)
Avatar 10:32am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Merry Morning McGaskoness
...always a special appreciation for A.M. shows what eases the wakey wakey w/ style...
Avatar 10:34am herb.nyc:

my surname is very very close to JOE; may i be an honorary JOE? --- from the tv commercial, FEHLFARBEN was prononounced a lil differnet
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:36am Andrew Waterloo:

@Cecile, is there something special about being really into something that you took forever to commit to.
Avatar 10:36am Cecile:

yes, there is.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:37am joe:

@Cecile I think I have to agree with Chris M that was always one of my favorite albums.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:37am steve:

yeah! more classic rock disco!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:37am Andrew Waterloo:

it's the excitement of nostalgia and discovery at the same time
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:37am Stevel:

Someone listened to efd's show last night, I think. (Light my Fire is the one that got away. Not so fortunate, the Beatles.)
Avatar 10:38am Joe McG:

@Herb: OK, Herb, I'll give you a pass!
Avatar 10:38am Cecile:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:39am steve:

if anyone missed efd's dance party last night you have go back later and check out the 10 minutes long disco Beatles medley he played, which is the most over the top insane thing i've heard in a long time
  10:39am Brendan:

@coelacanth i recommend the morning Joe . He is very good. As for food, i tried ordering a Filthy McNasty at the golden arches, but they just threw me out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:39am joe:

@herb.nyc have you ever done something common or average in your lifetime?
Avatar 10:40am Cheri Pi:

Cecile you gotta peep Duane's playlist yesterday. It had your name written all over its face.
Avatar 10:41am Cecile:

I will do that, thanks PI!
  Swag For Life Member 10:41am tadpoles:

Brilliant Joe. Love Sparks and just love this version. Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:41am common:

this is pretty insane. hey joe! everyone!
Avatar 10:42am Joe McG:

Hey, common!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:42am melinda:

@steve: I feel sorry for anyone who hasn't experienced the disco Beatles medley yet. These 1st 2 singles are an excellent continuation of that theme, too.
  10:42am Listener Alexandra:

If this is a covers-only Single File, I will be one happy lady.
Avatar 10:42am Cecile:

yeah, Jackie Shane, Johnny Wilder and much jacking of the house. Nice!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:44am Stevel:

I am still recovering from the disco Beatles medley. My lawyer will be in touch, efd.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:46am coelacanth:

Haha Brendan! i'll have to see if my local mickey ds has that!

Good morning common!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:47am coelacanth:

was that the "switched on beatles"?
Avatar 10:48am Cecile:

pssst note to Barbara: cut him off.
Avatar 10:49am Dr. Goot:

Avatar 10:51am herb.nyc:

@joe - sometimes i feel like my right foot is in boiling water while my left is in ice water. so, i feel average! ---- niiiiiice FMac cover!
  10:52am Stashu:

But you know what is right? Playing all these 45s. That's righter than right.
Avatar 10:53am Joe McG:

Avatar 10:54am KP:

Now we need a cover of the MM's "People in Me."
Avatar 10:56am Joe McG:

I'd just like to say how much I love this song right now.
Avatar 10:57am Dr. Goot:

The back-up vox are killer.
Avatar 10:58am bobdoesthings:

ever listen to mark knopfler's solo stuff?
Avatar 10:59am Cecile:

dire straits was never the same when Dave Knopfler left the band.
I like the Local Hero soundtrack
Avatar 11:00am bobdoesthings:

I had a guilty pleasure of the tune "What it is" off his solo record - Sailing to philadelphia.. fwiw
  11:00am P-90:

Knopfler is an underrated genius IMO
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:00am Kelly Jones:

Dire Straits = college freshman year @ Pratt. Can you smell the memories? Hi Joe M.! Saving my life again Thursday AM.
Avatar 11:00am Cecile:

I wore out my copy of the first Dire Straits album.
Avatar 11:02am KP:

Anyone remember when Dire Straits became the staff of Manny's Music?
Avatar 11:02am Joe McG:

Kelly Jones!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:02am Stevel:

Fish: Cafe Creme Discomania medley. Ten-plus minutes of OMFG Beatles snippets. Last night:

The 7th Annual Evan "Funk" Davies Disco and/or Dance Party Show!

Avatar 11:05am herb.nyc:

oh i love cheesy stuff like this TOM JONES song. off the record, some BARRY MANILOW songs hit me pretty hard too.
Avatar 11:08am bobdoesthings:

@joe - What track was on the A side for "solid rock" 45? Sultans of swing??
Avatar 11:10am Cecile:

I would bet Lady Writer.
Avatar 11:10am herb.nyc:

"ear hammer"? reminds me of the band from "ghost world" movie. was it "blues hammer"?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:10am coelacanth:

Thanks Stevel. i want to check that out...but i don't want to hear the whole disco show!
...(or do i?!)
Avatar 11:11am bobdoesthings:

what about Jose Feliciano's cover of Light my Fire? or was that earlier.. IDK.
  11:12am Claw!:

Did someone say DISCO?
Avatar 11:15am Brian in UK:

Hey Joe, just back from a short holiday. We have a beagle, Spencer by name.
Avatar 11:16am Joe McG:

Hey Brian! I hope you had a swell holiday! I want to dognap your beagle.
Avatar 11:17am KP:

Live from Lincoln Center
Avatar 11:19am herb.nyc:

since we're talking DOGS, i love all dogs (and cats). i have a p-t job outdoors, and lucky me meets a few.
Avatar 11:22am Brian in UK:

Joe. Swell is a good word for we went to Vienna, no sign of Harry but we did visit Adolf Loos American bar.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:22am Greg from ZONE 5:

I love Bolero. It always reminds me of Conan The Destroyer (1984).
Avatar 11:23am OTB:

Hey Joe! Albert Brooks' "Love Song" comes to mind for some reason....
  11:24am Brendan:

Bo Derek... Come to daddy
Avatar 11:25am Dr. Goot:

  11:25am Mikeee:

Thank you for rockin Mildred Bailey. Influenced many, known by few.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:27am Polyus:

I don't know if anyone is familiar with this wonderful animated short set to Bolero, but if you have 13:20 to kill:www.dailymotion.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:28am Polyus:

(mostly animated, that is)
  11:28am Dean:

Some people called Ravel Maurice. Such a joker!
  11:29am Brendan:

Bo Derek come to Butthead uh huh heh heh
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:29am Greg from ZONE 5:

Ooh! Thanks for the tip, Polyus.
Avatar 11:31am PKNY:

Oh baby! Props to Barry's drummer on this one.
Avatar 11:32am Cecile:

Avatar 11:32am Mugsy:

Hey McGasko! Pleasure to hear you today.
  11:32am Brendan:

Quittins not his schtick
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:34am Greg from ZONE 5:

Aaaaaaaand…now we're all pregnant.
  11:35am Brendan:

To be followed by Havin my Baby
Avatar 11:40am bobdoesthings:

damn.. smells funky in here! might just be me though...
Avatar 11:42am Cecile:

  11:43am Brendan:

Come hear Teddy Bear let me hold you and rub your hairy back
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:44am chris:

i could swear i was wearing clothes when this set started.... damn...
  11:44am Claw!:

I can't stop humping things in my house. This music has some sort of power over me.
Avatar 11:46am Cheri Pi:

What Greg said.
Avatar 11:46am Liz Berg:

Smooooov set, Joe!
Avatar 11:47am Joe McG:

I have this image in my mind of people in cubicles across the area getting up, letting down their hair, undoing their top button, and heading for the conference room. I hope that's happening somewhere!
Avatar 11:48am Cheri Pi:

Making smooth sexy love with Joe McGasko
Avatar 11:48am Cheri Pi:

Oh it's happening
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:48am Greg from ZONE 5:

I will MAKE it happen, Joe.
Avatar 11:49am Cecile:

I'm in HR, that ain't gonna happen here, Teddy or no Teddy.
Avatar 11:49am Joe McG:

This feels really good, I haven't done one of these sets since I left Saturday nights....
Avatar 11:49am Cecile:

you could call it "midday love"
Avatar 11:49am Cheri Pi:

No excuse C$, even HR is letting his dreads down right now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:50am melinda:

Nice spoken bit!
Avatar 11:50am Cecile:

  11:51am Brendan:

It is happening Joe , it is ...right here on monitor #2 . Well gotta go. This porns not gonna watch itself.
Avatar 11:51am Cecile:

Sugar Hill Sylvia!
Avatar 11:52am Joe McG:

  11:52am Claw!:

Cecile, but isn't love-making the *greatest* human resource of all?
  11:53am Brendan:

Not! Surface Noise is the sexiest show on the strip.
Avatar 11:53am Cecile:

Get back to work!
Avatar 11:53am aaron in chicago:

the original ASMR
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:54am Polyus:

I feel like there is an underlying theme in this song.
  11:55am Claw!:

My co-worker brought a bunch of homegrown veggies into work yesterday. LOTS of zucchinis. And now I'm home alone and Joe is playing this...
Avatar 11:56am Cheri Pi:

Someone really needs to organize the supply closet.
Avatar 11:56am Joe McG:

I sensed a real drop off of listenership when this set began, so I assume a lot of you are "busy." Anyway, thanks for listening and commenting, all! Have a HOT weekend....
  11:57am Dean:

It so happens that I'm doing a little HR-related work right now, poring over a policies and procedures manual. The playlist brings new meaning to "RTFM."
Avatar 11:57am Cheri Pi:

I hope Diane can follow up with some smooth love-making metal to keep the fires burning.
Avatar 11:57am PKNY:

Never gave "Chocolate Chip" more than one listen, don't remember this track sounding so good. And on the Isaac tip, got to see his gold-plated Caddy at the Stax museum when I was in Memphis last month, truly facemelting!
Avatar 11:58am Cecile:

hahahha, Cheri.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am joe:

The elderly admin woman in the cube next to me just jumped up on her desk and started gyrating very provocatively. Ok not so much jumped but climbed slowly with the help of two co workers and not so much gyrate as twitch her feet in at a moderate speed. But you get what I'm saying.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am chris:

thanks, Joe! that was super fun!
Avatar 11:59am Cheri Pi:

50 Shades of Joe
  11:59am Dean:

Joe said "aural."
  11:59am Claw!:

Thankxxx for the sexxxy, Joe!
Avatar 11:59am bobdoesthings:

WHOA its over thanks joe!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am Greg from ZONE 5:

Thanks for the lovin' Joe!
Avatar 11:59am V Priceless:

thanx Joe!
Avatar 11:59am Cheri Pi:

Oh Steve's in for some sexy questions
  11:59am Brendan:

Love ya Joe. Thanks man.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00pm coelacanth:

Thanks Joe. that was fulfilling!
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