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Options October 17, 2016: Morning Becomes Elektra

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments Approx. start time
Elektra's First Decade
Theodore Bikel  Dodi Li (My Beloved)   Options Follow the Music  First Media  1998  CD  From "Sings Songs of Israel," 1956  0:02:51 (Pop‑up)
Ed McCurdy  The Jolly Boatman   Options Sin Songs (Pro and Con)  Elektra  1954  10"    0:05:22 (Pop‑up)
Susan Reed  The Foggy Dew   Options Follow the Music  First Media  1998  CD  From "Old Airs from Ireland, Scotland, and England," 1954  0:06:55 (Pop‑up)
Jean Ritchie  Old Virginny   Options Jean Ritchie  Elektra  1954  LP    0:09:04 (Pop‑up)
Hally Wood  House of the Rising Sun   Options Outside Llewyn: Folk Music Before the "Revival" - Shrunken Planet 2016 Marathon Premium)  WFMU  2016  CD-R  From "O Lovely Appearance of Death," 1953  0:11:36 (Pop‑up)
Josh White  St. James Infirmary   Options The Best of Josh White  Elektra  1970  LP  From "Josh at Midnight," 1956  0:14:07 (Pop‑up)
Shel Silverstein and the Red Onion Jazz Band  I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now   Options Hairy Jazz  Water  2008  CD  From 1959  0:17:46 (Pop‑up)
Sabicas and Los Traineros  Fandangos de Huelva   Options Festival Gitana  Elektra  1958  LP    0:20:20 (Pop‑up)
The Original Trinidad Steel Band  Cheek to Cheek   Options The Original Trinidad Steel Band  Elektra  1957  LP    0:23:03 (Pop‑up)
Folk Revival and Into the 60s
The Dillards  Dooley   Options single  Elektra  1963  45    0:37:02 (Pop‑up)
Eric Weissberg and Marshall Brickman  Old Joe Clark   Options New Dimensions in Banjo and Bluegrass  Elektra  1963  LP    0:38:49 (Pop‑up)
Joseph Spence  The Crow   Options Happy All the Time  Carthage  1985  LP  From 1964  0:40:03 (Pop‑up)
Dick Rosmini  900 Miles   Options Folksong '65  Elektra  1965  LP    0:42:27 (Pop‑up)
"Spider" John Koerner, Dave "Snaker" Ray, and Tony "Little Sun" Glover  Linin' Track   Options Blues, Rags & Hollers  Red House  1995  CD  From 1963  0:44:57 (Pop‑up)
Judy Collins  Wild Mountain Thyme   Options A Maid of Constant Sorrow  Elektra  1962  LP    0:47:16 (Pop‑up)
Tom Paxton  The Last Thing on My Mind   Options Ramblin' Boy  Elektra  1964  LP    0:49:45 (Pop‑up)
Fred Neil  A Little Bit of Rain   Options Bleecker & MacDougal  Collector's Choice Music  2002  CD  From 1965  0:52:47 (Pop‑up)
Kathy & Carol  Green Rocky Road   Options Kathy & Carol  Collector's Choice Music  2004  CD  From 1965  0:55:08 (Pop‑up)
Phil Ochs  There But for Fortune   Options Phil Ochs in Concert  Elektra  1966  LP    0:57:35 (Pop‑up)
Nonesuch Explorer Early Highlights
Cuadro Flamenco  La Isla   Options The Soul of Flamenco  Nonesuch  1965  LP  first Nonesuch Explorer release (but originally released on Elektra in 1960)  1:10:17 (Pop‑up)
S. Balachander & Sivaraman  Karpagame (excerpt)   Options The Music of India  Nonesuch  1965  LP    1:12:56 (Pop‑up)
Iordanis Tsomidis, et al.  Nisiotikos Choros (Island Dance)   Options Bouzoukee: The Music of Greece  Nonesuch  1966  LP    1:14:52 (Pop‑up)
Hatta  Echigojishi (Folk Song)   Options The Koto Music of Japan  Nonesuch  1966  LP    1:18:02 (Pop‑up)
Sinclair Little  Green Hills of Tyrol   Options Caledonia: The Macpherson Singers and Dancers of Scotland  Nonesuch  1966  LP  Originally released in 1960 on the mother label  1:20:02 (Pop‑up)
The Pennywhistlers  Shto Mi e Milo   Options Folksongs of Eastern Europe  Nonesuch  1966  LP  Macedonia  1:21:59 (Pop‑up)
Teodulo Naranjo  El Toro Antejuelo   Options The Real Mexico in Music and Song  Nonesuch  1966  LP    1:23:52 (Pop‑up)
Various Artists  Ketjak Dance (excerpt)   Options Music from the Morning of the World  Nonesuch  1967  LP    1:26:09 (Pop‑up)
Single File: Elektra singles snapshot
Love  7 and 7 Is   Options single  Elektra  1966  45    1:34:38 (Pop‑up)
Eclection  Mark Time   Options single  Elektra  1968  45    1:36:38 (Pop‑up)
Jeannie Brittan  Busy Dreamin'   Options single  Elektra  1967  45    1:39:20 (Pop‑up)
Tim Buckley  Wings   Options single  Elektra  1966  45    1:41:32 (Pop‑up)
Tom Rush  Urge for Going   Options single  Elektra  1968  45    1:44:00 (Pop‑up)
Ian Matthews  These Days   Options single  Elektra  1973  45    1:47:31 (Pop‑up)
The Incredible String Band  This Moment   Options single  Elektra  1970  45    1:51:01 (Pop‑up)
Dennis Linde  Hello I Am Your Heart   Options single  Elektra  1973  45    1:54:11 (Pop‑up)
Rhinoceros  Apricot Brandy   Options single  Elektra  1968  45    1:57:03 (Pop‑up)
Crabby Appleton  Go Back   Options single  Elektra  1970  45    1:59:02 (Pop‑up)
Into the 70s and the End of the Golden Era
The Zodiac  Capricorn: The Uncapricious Climber   Options Cosmic Sounds  Elektra  1967  LP  This one's all about me  2:09:09 (Pop‑up)
Cyrus  Evergreen (Earth Anthem)   Options Cyrus  Elektra  1971  LP    2:12:34 (Pop‑up)
Pat Kilroy  Light of Day   Options Light of Day  Collector's Choice Music  2007  CD  From 1966  2:15:02 (Pop‑up)
The Doors  Indian Summer   Options Morrison Hotel  Elektra  1970  LP  BTW, Audience put out a song on Elektra by the same title a year or so later  2:17:56 (Pop‑up)
David Stoughton  Evening Song   Options Transformer  Elektra  1968  LP  vocal: Devi Klate  2:20:31 (Pop‑up)
Marlin Greene  Jonathan's Dream   Options Tiptoe Past the Dragon  Elektra  1972  LP    2:24:51 (Pop‑up)
Jeanie Greene  Pre-cognition   Options Mary Called Jeanie Greene  Elektra  1971  LP    2:27:12 (Pop‑up)
Bread  Move Over   Options Bread  Elektra  1969  LP    2:28:32 (Pop‑up)
The Stooges  Down on the Street   Options Fun House  Elektra  1970  LP    2:30:53 (Pop‑up)
The MC5  Borderline   Options Kick Out the Jams  Elektra  1991  CD  From 1969  2:34:32 (Pop‑up)
Queen  Modern Times Rock 'N' Roll   Options Queen  Elektra  1973  LP    2:37:18 (Pop‑up)
Atomic Rooster  I Can't Take No More   Options Death Walks Behind You  Elektra  1971  LP    2:39:09 (Pop‑up)
Painter  West Coast Woman   Options single  Elektra  1973  45    2:42:30 (Pop‑up)
Roxy  Love Love Love   Options Roxy  Elektra  1969  LP    2:45:16 (Pop‑up)
The New Seekers  Tonight   Options New Colours  Elektra  1971  LP    2:47:21 (Pop‑up)
Jobriath  Liten Up   Options single  Elektra  1974  45  last gasp of the era  2:50:06 (Pop‑up)
Earth Opera  Home to You   Options The Great American Eagle Tragedy  Elektra  1969  LP    2:53:13 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03am annie:

good mrning joe, i get a whole hour with you this morning!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am Marcel M:

Joe! Excited for this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am doctorjazz:

Hi-is this in memoriam for JM in the AM?
  9:04am Brendan:

Hey Joe and people. What it do?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am Guido from Cologne:

Hello Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am Brian in UK:

Hey Joe. Theodore Beagle, our dog's favourite..
Looking forward to todays show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07am Brian in UK:

Jac Holzman for President and I do not mean WEA Records.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07am mariano:

'Morning, Joe! Hi everyone -- what is this, the second or third show in a row for us, Guido and Brian?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08am Brian in UK:

mariano, I have been to work too.
Avatar 9:09am Sem Chumbo:

Hiya, Joe and clan McGasko.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13am Brian in UK:

Hope I am not pre-empting Joe's comments. Follow the Music is the name of the excellent Elektra story.

...and Mick Houghton's excellent story, Becoming Elektra.
Avatar 9:15am Joe McG:

A happy Elektra morning to you all. @drjazz: JM wasn't on today, so I had to do my part. @Brian: Thanks for the links!
  9:15am Brendan:

Monday morning is about right for ballads.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15am mariano:

Oh wow, been to work and back? How time flies! Hey Joe, if you have an album called The Music of Scotland, and National Geographic album from 1974, lots of good stuff on there. Digging this version of St James Infirmary too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:16am MD:

Good Morning Freeform Fans....All Over Da world!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:16am mariano:

*a Nat Geo album, that is.
Avatar 9:21am Joe McG:

@mariano: Today we're doing only music that came out on Elektra Records. This first set is the 50s, the first decade of the label.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:22am Brian in UK:

Arguably the first 'World music' (whatever that is) label.
  9:23am JakeGould:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:23am Brian in UK:

Joe, hoping for some sound effects album. That series was one of their biggest sellers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24am doctorjazz:

Great stuff!
Avatar 9:24am Joe McG:

@Brian: Oh, I'll play some, sure!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:29am annie:

Mariano!!! do you have a copy of that NG album? i can't find it anywhere
Avatar 9:29am Sem Chumbo:

So, this morning becomes completely Electra.

The play's the thing.

Had to be said.
Avatar 9:30am bobdoesthings:

Avatar 9:30am Roberto:

Theodore Bickle? Is that Travis's uncle?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31am mariano:

Wow Sem, you win the Internet for the day!
  9:32am JakeGould:

Theodore Bikel. Jews in NYC cannot escape that guy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34am mariano:

@annie: not any more, sadly, though there are copies floating around on GEM. I have some mp3s I ripped from it though, a really heart-wrenching version of Mickey's Warnin' though I don't have my favorite, Jean Redpath singing Ae Fond Kiss. There's a really cool tweed wauking song, with women pounding out tweed with their fists, keeping a rhythm and singing in Gaelic. Happy to share with you if there's an option in the private message area, or I can put them on Dropbox and share the link.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34am Jeff Golick:

Aw yeah this is gonna be great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:37am Brian in UK:

He could have called it Agamemnon.
  9:38am JakeGould:

Or maybe "AAA Awesome Records."
  9:39am Brendan:

I thought the name sounded familiar. His son is keyboardist Adam Holzman. Small world.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:40am Parq:

"I know! Let's call it 'Atlantic'! What?"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:40am annie:

that album is one of my favorites, lost it in a move.. :( yes, i'll message you
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:40am Guido from Cologne:

tose super-sonic banjo-pickers ....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:42am doctorjazz:

Love this Spence stuff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:42am annie:

ok, gotta book!
Avatar 9:42am Cecile:

Then we'll hear Metallica at some point? And the Stooges?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:42am Marcel M:

Ah! Joseph Spence! I have a Mississippi records reissue of his. Cool dude.
Avatar 9:43am Joe McG:

@Cecile: We're doing Jac Holzmann era today, 1950-1973. Stooges likely, Metallica no.
Avatar 9:45am Sem Chumbo:

So I have the perception you will be not walking us thru any Doors. Joe?
Avatar 9:45am Cecile:

Dang. Television weren't Jac Holtzmann era, but they were great.
  9:45am JakeGould:

It's nice to know that a label had a persona before it became just another catalog division.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:46am Jeff Golick:

It kinda looks like Jac took the k from his name and used it for the company name, Germanic explanation notwithstanding.
Avatar 9:46am Cecile:

these guys are local gods. This is a big folk town.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:47am melinda:

Folksong '65 is a great album! Unfortunately my turntable is in a box in a closet, so I haven't played it in years.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:47am Brian in UK:

Ofcourse The Stooges were Danny Field's baby, A WFMU hero.

Sem, The Doors were the label's first No.1 so very important, like 'em or not.
Avatar 9:48am Joe McG:

@Jeff: I forgot to tell that part of the story, thanks! Oh, and I'll be playing the Doors, yes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:49am mariano:

@annie: that's awesome! It's been a favorite of mine since I was 12, when my grandfather made a tape of it for me when he heard I was interested in Scottish folk music. It was really my introduction to the genre.
Avatar 9:50am Cecile:

Love were on Elektra.
  9:50am Cooh John:

Good morning JM and and WFMUers. Elektric sounds.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52am Brian in UK:

Cecile those four Love Elektra albums are each priceless in their own way.
Avatar 9:52am Sem Chumbo:

@BiUK: had no idea, thanks for that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52am Marcel M:

JM in the AM... Joe McGasko in the AM... Joe, just take over! You could use his swag !! Wouldn't have to change a thing!
Avatar 9:53am Cecile:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:53am melinda:

I love the Last Thing on My Mind. One of the earliest songs I remember hearing.
Avatar 9:53am Cecile:

Meanwhile, I had to go listen to Master of Puppets. I will be back.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:54am Parq:

I told this story once before, on Uncle Michael's playlist. I saw Paxton in a bar in Cambridge in the late 70s. Introducing "Last Thing", he said that he knew he had made it as a folkie when he was in an audience himself and heard the singer introduce "Last Thing" as "an old Scottish folk song."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55am Brian in UK:

My first Elektra album was Phil Ochs' All the News That's Fit to Sing. Christmas '68.
  9:56am Dennis Diken:

Joe, wow, this is a fascinating voyage thru the history of Elektra! thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58am Brian in UK:

American sleeves, especially Elektra were so heavy and protective compared to British sleeves.
Avatar 9:58am Joe McG:

@Marcel M: Great idea! @Parq: Great story! @Brian: This one's for you. @Dennis: Thanks for tuning in!
Avatar 9:59am Miss Mailas:

Phil Ochs is exactly the man I needed to hear on this Monday morning. Thank you, Joe!
Avatar 10:00am SmokinJ:

Great set Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00am Brian in UK:

Thanks Joe. Still get so sad hearing him.
Avatar 10:03am Cecile:

he got it from both jaded music fans and the government in the end. Pretty sad.
Avatar 10:06am Cecile:

OK. My first Elektra record was Queen's Night at the Opera. Hey, you can put the first Queen record on there - it came out in '83.
Avatar 10:07am KP:

Phil Ochs was not related to the NY Times Ochs family but he was intrigued by the idea, his brother Michael said. The title of Phil's album "All the Songs Fit to Sing" is play on the paper's motto.
  10:08am JakeGould:

Queen's first was in 1983?
Avatar 10:08am Cecile:

sorry, '73
Avatar 10:09am Cecile:

sausage fingers this morning.
Avatar 10:10am Cecile:

well, even thought one of them is not in the right era, thank you Elektra for making three records I can listen to every day - Funhouse, Forever Changes, and Master of Puppets.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:11am doctorjazz:

Saw Ochs in a Village club when he was already quite famous, but had started his decline. Really sad set.
Avatar 10:12am βrian:

As I understand it, the term "whirled music" originally referred to the Sufi Dervish tradition ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:13am mariano:

@Joe: just seeing your post about it being Elektra music -- I know, was just recommending the album in general if you like British Isles folk!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:15am Brian in UK:

doctorjazz, think he only came over here with the Yippies. Never performed to my knowledge.
I was surprised how good this sounds in the twilight of his Autumn.
  10:17am JakeGould:

This is Greek, right? I like it.
  10:18am lloyd michigan:

Any monkey chant?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:18am Brian in UK:

No mentions of Monty Python's cheese shop sketch.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:19am Greg from ZONE 5:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:19am Jeff Golick:

@Brian: that is ALL I can think of when faced with the word "bouzoukee."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:20am Guido from Cologne:

I own this record!
As a French Vogue pressing.
  10:20am davefromtoronto:

great show today joe.

Avatar 10:21am Cecile:

yes! The Nonesuch Gamelan records were like top 40 in parts of Ann Arbor.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:23am ChrisB.:

Such an educational show this morning. I feel I should get course credit for listening.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:24am Brian in UK:

Cecile. Queen was Holzman's final legacy before selling up.
  10:25am melinda:

Great theme today. I know some of the early folky stuff and the Elektra name but until today didn't appreciate the connection.
Avatar 10:26am Cecile:

this actually sounds a little bit like African thumb piano.
Avatar 10:26am Joe McG:

@ChrisB: You have to go see the registrar.
  10:27am lloyd michigan:

Could it be? Monkey chant?
Avatar 10:27am bobdoesthings:

monkey chant!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:27am Marcel M:

See the registrar and pay for your class by hitting the PLEDGE NOW link in the widget above! Show WFMU and Joe some love and appreciation.
  10:28am lloyd michigan:

Thank you! Great way to start the week.
Avatar 10:28am bobdoesthings:

the youtube videos of the monkey chant are pretty fun.... also featured in the movie Baraka.
  10:28am Brendan:

This sounds like a chant we sang at the bbq this weekend.
Avatar 10:29am Joe McG:

Listen to Marcel, he's a wise man! :)
  10:29am lloyd michigan:

First heard this "under the influence" in college many years ago.
Avatar 10:30am bobdoesthings:

there was a Mr Bungle song that sampled the monkey chant.. IIRC
Avatar 10:30am βrian:

This would be good "closing time" music for a restaurant.
Avatar 10:31am steve:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:32am Mike East:

@bobdoesthings - I don't think they sampled...I think Mike Patton performed it...so they were ripping it off, or referencing it. Goodbye Sober Day, I think.
Avatar 10:32am bobdoesthings:

wikipedia the monkey chant - en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar 10:33am this guy:

@bobdoesthings, It was "Goodbye Sober Day" off of California. nice attempt to incorp something already so powerful with some metal riffs
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:34am Mike East:

this guy knows.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:34am Brian in UK:

Avatar 10:35am Cheri Pi:

Heya Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:36am Brian in UK:

Fifty years old and still can not be beat.
  Swag For Life Member 10:37am tadpoles:

Great show thanks Joe. I vote for some Love and Doors. Arthur Lee was the one who told JH about the Doors whom he didn't like at first. I still prefer the brown big E label design of that period. Much better than that silly butterfly.

Didn't Phil Och's sister have a show on FMU if my memory from the '80's serves?

Great Love! Cheers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:37am coelacanth:

crap. i just missed a nonesuch tribute?
..."music from the morning of the world" was, i'm pretty sure, the first thing i heard on wfmu that made me stay tuned to it, in 1977.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:37am Brian in UK:

....and the explosion from one of the sound effect albums.
Avatar 10:37am Cecile:

I loved the butterfly. It looked so cool.
Avatar 10:38am Joe McG:

@tadpoles: You are correct on all counts, although I kind of like the caterpillar and butterfly.
Avatar 10:39am Joe McG:

@Brian: I love that! Use what's in-house.
Avatar 10:39am steve:

Joe et al - last week i was teaching and the substitute who came in to teach the class after mine said he was a WFMU dj in the 80s! i believe his dj name was Matty O? nice guy.
Avatar 10:41am Joe McG:

@steve: Wow, I remember listening to his show! (I've been listening since about 1986.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:44am Brian in UK:

@steve check the comment at 11:46.
Avatar 10:45am steve:

nice! i found him on the schedule in a 1988 LCD.
  10:45am davefromtoronto:

LOVE that joni tune!
  10:45am lloyd michigan:

Whatever happened to Jannie Brittan?
Avatar 10:45am βrian:

I was going to suggest this very song earlier.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:46am the Master:

Avatar 10:46am steve:

dam. im amazed by your memory Brian! if i see him again i'll ask about the vacuum cleaner!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:48am Brian in UK:

There were quite a few one-off albums and singles.

Steve lord knows how the comments got onto vacuum cleaners. It was late on a Friday.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:48am coelacanth:

Judy Henske was on elektra too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:48am Guido from Cologne:

By the way:
the astrology-album (first use of Moog-Synth in pop ever), that came out around the same time as the Doors' debut is pretty good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:49am Brian in UK:

Sailcat was a popular one-off.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:49am Greg from ZONE 5:

  10:49am lloyd michigan:

Ian "Shake It" Matthews?
Avatar 10:50am Joe McG:

@Guido: Stay tuned! @coelacanth: I pulled Judy and forgot to play her. Sorry!
Avatar 10:50am cee:

godamn joe you're destroying me with these selections today
Avatar 10:50am bobdoesthings:

who wrote "these days" originally? I'm most familiar with Nico's version.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:51am coelacanth:

'sokay... Great program!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:51am Brian in UK:

@bob The Pretender?
Avatar 10:51am Sem Chumbo:

Jackson Brown.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:52am Greg from ZONE 5:

Avatar 10:52am statoj:

@bobdoes things,
Tom Rush!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:52am coelacanth:

i always thought it was Jackson Brown.
Avatar 10:52am Sem Chumbo:

with an "e".
He was sixteen.
Avatar 10:52am bobdoesthings:

ah, looks like it was a Jackson Browne song originally. figures...
  10:53am slowbear:

First rainy day in LA in months. Great set!!!
Avatar 10:53am Joe McG:

@cee: Those two back-to-back are murder! @Sem: Apparently, Jackson recorded a big pack of demos for the label that never got released.
Avatar 10:53am Sem Chumbo:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:54am Brian in UK:

Signing ISB was a bold move.
Avatar 10:54am statoj:

I stand corrected...thanks!
  10:55am lloyd michigan:

In '65 he was 17. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:55am doctorjazz:

It was Jackson Brown, was recorded by many artists, though, I liked a version by Greg Allman.
  10:55am melinda:

The Nico version is my favorite, I think the arrangement transforms it. Although other versions are nice too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:55am Brian in UK:

Terence Boylan (Appletree Theatre) wrote Shake It.
  10:56am briania:

Yay for the Dennis Linde - what a sound!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:56am Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi there, Joe and Electramorn. <scans playlist> Oh, good, I haven't missed The Cars yet.
Avatar 10:56am Sem Chumbo:

Wonderful idea, BiUK. And Joe giving it legs.
Show starred.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:57am Brian in UK:

@melinda Nico, like Johnny Cash makes most songs her own.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:58am coelacanth:

i've got to hear that Gregg Allman version of these days. he had such a great voice. (maybe still has?
Avatar 10:58am Joe McG:

@briana: Dennis Linde is very underrated!
Avatar 10:59am bobdoesthings:

@melinda- yup, im with you. the Nico version can sometimes get me to tear up its so gooood.
  11:00am Brendan:

Cake's guitar player must have lifted that Rhinoceros lick.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:01am doctorjazz:

Crabby Appleton! Man, haven't heard or thought of this in ages, great track!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:02am Brian in UK:

Michael Fennelly sounding a bit English to me.
  11:03am Ben in Toronto:

Bet three hours of radio ever! My old folkie heart is racing (and pumped by 7 and 7 Is). Was on a long dog walk in dismal fall weather hoping you'd play Urge for Going. So thrilled you did, and an alternate single version at that. And ISB had singles? I'm sure they never scathed the airwaves. Thank you so much!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:04am Brian in UK:

This must be the best time keeping single file ever.
  11:04am sinner:

....woke up this morning thinking man I need me some crabby appleton (a single I bought when it first came out when I was in third grade....yikes)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:05am doctorjazz:

I love the Nico version as well, she also has a great voice (well, not really, but really knows how to use it and sing).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:05am Brian in UK:

@Ben I should be dog walking but...later.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:05am doctorjazz:

Aw, missed Urge For Going (in and out of radio range), love that song.
Avatar 11:06am djsheilab:

Hey @Joe McG! I was listening in my car this morning and loved the Nonesuch set. There was one record in particular that was absolutely bonkers!
  11:06am melinda:

I also like Nico's version of I'll Keep it With Mine.
Avatar 11:07am djsheilab:

Will Motley Crue be coming up in the last hour? : )
Avatar 11:09am Cecile:

no wonder you like southern rock so much...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:09am Guido from Cologne:

Avatar 11:10am Joe McG:

@Sheila: No, we're just going to hold off at 1973. Motley Crue will have to wait until the 1973-current day Part Two! ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:11am mariano:

Wow, I'm Jan. 18, late Capricorn. This is definitely going in my collection!
Avatar 11:11am V Priceless:

somebody summon the Goat? Hey!
  11:11am sinner:

....dude sounds just like scott williams...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:12am Dominick:

Love this record. Jim Lockhart engineered it. The usual gang of idiots playing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:12am Guido from Cologne:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:12am Brian in UK:

Capricious, one of those hard to describe words.
Avatar 11:12am djsheilab:

@Joe McG I shall look forward to it. And this Zodiac record....so very good!
Avatar 11:14am bobdoesthings:

I think they just used the word 'capricious' because of the alliteration with 'capricorn'
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:14am Guido from Cologne:

as I said:
first Moog in pop!
a few catalog digits before or after The Doors' debut.
Avatar 11:14am Joe McG:

I don't really feel like I'm an uncapricious climber!
Avatar 11:16am Cecile:

who else did Earth Anthem?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:17am coelacanth:

melinda, if i'd never heard Sandy Denny singing "i'll keep it with mine", i'd love Nico's version! (as it is i still like it)
Avatar 11:17am Joe McG:

@Cecile: The Turtles.
Avatar 11:17am Sem Chumbo:

@bob: I thought it might have something to do with the antics of goats. So wrong, was I.
"The noun caprice, which first appeared in English in the mid-17th century, is a synonym of whim. Evidence shows that the adjective capricious debuted about sixty years before caprice; it's likely, however, that both words derived via French from the Italian capriccio, which originally referred not to a sudden desire but to a sudden shudder of fear. Capriccio in turn derives from the Italian capo, meaning "head," and riccio, the word for "hedgehog." Someone who shuddered in fear, therefore, was said to have a "hedgehog head"-meaning that his or her hair stood on end like the spines of a hedgehog" Merriam Webster
Avatar 11:17am βrian:

I would have gone for "capering capricorn.'
Avatar 11:18am Cecile:

Dan Fogelberg did, but I think someone else did too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:19am Brian in UK:

Battle of the Bands?
  11:19am a doors fan:

thanks for playing the doors
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:20am Mister Dobalina:

Nicely played with this one. Thanks for the rotation!
Avatar 11:20am Cecile:

Yes! Turtles Battle of the Bands! They do a gorgeous versoin.
Avatar 11:21am Joe McG:

For fans of station history, this record I'm playing now was Vin Scelsa's copy.
  11:21am Dean:

OED on capriccio: < Italian capriccio sudden start, motion, or freak, apparently < capro goat, as if ‘the skip or frisk of a goat’ (in Spanish capricho ) < Latin type *capriceus . (For the sense compare capriole n.)
Avatar 11:21am Cecile:

  11:22am melinda:

@coel: that's my other favorite version
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:23am Brian in UK:

Oh I love Elektra Surface Noise with Joe McGasko..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:23am pantz:

What a pretty song. Great show, Joe.
  Swag For Life Member 11:23am tadpoles:

Wow Joe... how can you go higher in my estimation... I didn't think anyone else knew of Audience ... I thought they were great and Howard Werth's voice quite incredible.
Avatar 11:24am βrian:

@Dean: Yes, a capering goat.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:24am Ken From Hyde Park:

What about people driving a Ford/Mercury Capri or wearing capri pants? They sound like capricious types to me.
Avatar 11:24am Cecile:

DUH. Joe. I didn't see your response. Oh, well, it triggered some of my brain cells.
Avatar 11:25am βrian:

Capri pants are appropriate only when drinking Limoncello.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:26am Brian in UK:

Another one-off. Percy Sledge's engineer.
Avatar 11:26am Cecile:

Turtles did it before Cyrus did it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:27am Brian in UK:

Marlin is now taking beautiful photographs.
  11:28am Brendan:

Joe you have been the consummate Elektrician this morning.
Avatar 11:29am Joe McG:

@Brendan: I'm feeling desperate, I'm running out of time and have so much music to play!!
Avatar 11:30am Cecile:

Bread. The dark heart of soft rock.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:30am pantz:

@Joe McG That's a good problem to have.
  11:30am Brendan:

@Joe I can only imagine. Still its been a nice slice.
Avatar 11:31am Joe McG:

I hope I'm the only WFMU DJ ever to do a Bread/Stooges segueway.
Avatar 11:31am Cecile:

Avatar 11:32am Cecile:

I'm sure someone has. I'm sure! Maybe Clay?
Avatar 11:32am V Priceless:

yeah babee
Avatar 11:33am Cecile:

when you do a seg like this, you really get the flavor of what the era was like.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:34am Ken From Hyde Park:

(Idea) There should be a segue search button on the web page somewhere.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:35am Stevel:

Good lord. The Stooges. [bang clang bang clang bang clang] A groove approaching the likes of John Lee Hooker.

Cecile: Very true.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:35am coelacanth:

- and a link to "Famous Segues".
Avatar 11:35am Cecile:

Avatar 11:35am Cecile:

  11:35am Dean:

Bread Stooges works as a band name, too.
Avatar 11:35am V Priceless:

I'm trying to convince a good friend of mine to 'come out of retirement' and re-form our Iggy/Stooges cover band. I swear the guy channels Iggy like no one else - and plays guitar like Buck Dharma at Ritchie Blackmore's house, too!
Avatar 11:35am KP:

Kick out the jams!
Avatar 11:36am Cecile:

damn. VP that talent must come out.
Avatar 11:37am KP:

oops, that was an unintentional correction
Avatar 11:37am Cecile:

one thing though that sucks. MC5 never had the production the Stooges did.
  11:37am Doug C.:

It's a beautiful Eleanor Rigby free day thus far. Kudos to you for playing Crabby Appleton's Go Back, a song I had lodged in my brain hard drive but was unable to locate, till now!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:38am coelacanth:

(John Lee Hooker:) "it's in'im, and it's got to come out."
Avatar 11:38am V Priceless:

that's exactly how I feel, Cecile...I'm working on it!
Avatar 11:38am Cecile:

Sound like Roger Taylor singing.
  11:38am JakeGould:

  11:38am Brendan:

I loved the album covers of the late 60's early 70's (a lot of Elektra's) that were often simple soft portraits of the artists in contemplation with natural light.
Avatar 11:39am V Priceless:

whoa with the Roger Taylor Queen tune, Joe! Woo!
Avatar 11:39am Cecile:

OK. this song invented thrash metal.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:39am Brian in UK:

Who plays keyboards?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:40am coelacanth:

Avatar 11:41am Cecile:

Freddie used to IIRC.
Avatar 11:41am KP:

somehow i made it to this point without ever hearing that queen track
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:41am mariano:

Same here KP.
Avatar 11:42am Cecile:

me too, KP.
Avatar 11:42am V Priceless:

first Queen rekkid...one of their best, IMHO, next to "Sheer Heart Attack".
Avatar 11:42am Cecile:

And it's weird because "Nosebleed" records in Sweden just recommended it as the best opening song of the best debut record. hahha
  11:42am Dean:

Atomic Rooster sounds much like Dortmund's Epitaph, who released their first album the same year as this one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:43am Brian in UK:

Drachen Theaker plays drums here and on Four Sail is that an El;ektra connection?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:45am Greg from ZONE 5:

Haha! This could be a lost Spinal Tap track…
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:46am Brian in UK:

@Cecile how about Fresh Garbage by Spirit or Do It Again by Steely Dan for the same award. Different category.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:46am coelacanth:

VP - totally agree.
sheer heart attack rules!
Avatar 11:48am KP:

the wikipedia entry on Atomic Rooster is unintentionally hilarious in a Spinal Tap way,
Avatar 11:48am Cecile:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:48am Brian in UK:

Bluddy hell, New Seekers covering the Move?
Avatar 11:49am Cecile:

B in UK, sure!
Avatar 11:49am V Priceless:

haha...a Move cover! Hey fish!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:50am Brian in UK:

Strictly a Roy Wood cover.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:50am coelacanth:

a little "his latest flame" in there.
Avatar 11:50am V Priceless:

yeah, a Roy tune for sure!
Avatar 11:50am Cecile:

coel, of course! It's Roy!
Avatar 11:50am Sem Chumbo:

Many thanks for the all the Elektra spins and the fine company. See you, and all, later, Joe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52am Uncle Michael:

This show has kicked complete ass, Joe.
Avatar 11:52am βrian:

Today's show earns a four-beer rating:
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52am Brian in UK:

See you Sem.
Joe, only one man for this job. First of ......

This is not Elektras finest moment.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52am Mike East:

Avatar 11:52am KP:

the byrds - as the beefeaters - were on Elektra
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52am coelacanth:

later on, Sem
Avatar 11:53am V Priceless:

Roy was hanging out at one of the recent NYC ELO gigs, apparently...and a Cheap Trick show in NJ, of course.
Avatar 11:53am βrian:

( &#127866; &#127866; &#127866; &#127866; )
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53am Brian in UK:

@KP but Colombia could give them the worldwide coverage.
  11:54am Dennis Diken:

New Seekers "Tonight" blew my mind, never heard it!
Avatar 11:54am Cecile:

VP, I saw. He looked pretty good. I had heard he was in really frail health.
Avatar 11:54am Joe McG:

@KP: Had that one lined up, KP, but didn't get to it.
Avatar 11:54am KP:

Earth Opera, wow!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am Brian in UK:

Best Elektra track ever. 'Alone Again Or' Does not age. There I've said it.
Avatar 11:56am Joe McG:

Thanks for listening and commenting, everybody! Hope you had fun. See you next week!
Avatar 11:56am KP:

It came to mind b/c they were associated with Love.
Avatar 11:56am KP:

brian, yeah
  11:56am whattawino:

This song was also redone on the debut Seatrain album. Great stuff!
  11:56am JakeGould:

Excellent show, JM!
Avatar 11:57am βrian:

Autumnal love — nothing like it.
  Swag For Life Member 11:57am tadpoles:

BinUK.. agree. Thank you Joe
Avatar 11:57am Jeff:

Don't stop!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am drr:

"It's tired, and I'm getting late..."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am Greg from ZONE 5:

Thanks, Joe! Awesome tunes today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am Guido from Cologne:

awesome show
thanks Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am Parq:

Classic show, Joe. Thanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am coelacanth:

Thanks Joe. Most Excellent!
Avatar 11:59am V Priceless:

Thanx, Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am Ken From Hyde Park:

Three out of five listeners say it's awesome.
  12:01pm Brendan:

Ah The Wackers. Thanks for the reminder Joe. That porn is not gonna watch itself. Great show, man.
  2:58pm Mark in Toronto:

It's Bob Segarini, not Michael, of Roxy and The Wackers. Search out Bob's solo album, Gotta Have Pop. Great idea and show. As an aside, I am the 3rd "from Toronto" commenter, probably a new record.
  10:00am Joe McG:

Thanks for the clarification, Mark. I was trying to remember his name and failing. I actually have the "Gotta Have Pop" LP, on pretty marbled pink vinyl! I wonder if I have ever played it on the show? Thanks for listening!
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