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Options October 31, 2016: Hatful of Hallows

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Spirulina  The Message   Options Cologne Curiosities: The Unknown Krautrock Underground 1972-1976  Mental Experience  2016  LP    *   0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Nouvelle Vague  No One Receiving   Options I Could Be Happy  Kwaidan  2016  CD    *   0:12:19 (Pop‑up)
The Eaters  Afghanistan Banana Stand   Options Simian Samba  Black Lantern Music  2016  CD    *   0:15:47 (Pop‑up)
Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66  Norwegian Wood   Options Ye-Me-Le  A&M  1969  LP      0:21:01 (Pop‑up)
Nilsson  You Can't Do That   Options Beatlemaniacs: The World of Beatles Novelty Records  Ace  2008  CD  From 1968    0:24:53 (Pop‑up)
Pozo Seco  Strawberry Fields/Something   Options Spend Some Time with Me  Certron  1970  LP      0:27:03 (Pop‑up)
The 5 Stairsteps  Dear Prudence   Options Let It Be: Black America Sings Lennon, McCartney and Harrison  Ace  2016  CD  From 1970  *   0:30:18 (Pop‑up)
Lal Mohd. Iqbal  Regaetimba   Options Early Pakistani Dance Music from Original 7" Soundtracks 1967-1972  Ovular  2016  LP    *   0:34:05 (Pop‑up)
Shana Falana  Ocean   Options Here Comes the Wave  Team Love  2016  CD    *   0:36:59 (Pop‑up)
Kadhja Bonet  Fairweather Friend   Options The Visitor  Fat Possum  2016  CD    *   0:44:46 (Pop‑up)
James Brown and the Dee Felice Trio Feat. Marva Whitney  Sunny   Options Sunny: The Bobby Hebb Story  Trocadero  2016  CD  From 1969  *   0:48:43 (Pop‑up)
Diana Ross  Remember Me   Options All the Great Hits  Motown  1981  LP  From 1971    0:52:33 (Pop‑up)
The Smiths  Shoplifters of the World Unite   Options The World Won't Listen  Rough Trade  1986  LP  Happy birthday to Johnny Marr!    1:05:14 (Pop‑up)
The Smiths  Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others   Options Stop Me  Rough Trade  1988  CD  Brixton Academy, 12/86    1:07:55 (Pop‑up)
The Smiths  Girl Afraid   Options Hatful of Hollow  Rough Trade  1984  LP      1:12:34 (Pop‑up)
The Smiths  Suffer Little Children   Options The Smiths  Sire  1984  CD      1:15:24 (Pop‑up)
The High  Box Set Go   Options Perfect Motion: Jon Savage's History of Second Wave Psychedelia 1988-93  Caroline True  2016  LP  From 1990  *   1:20:41 (Pop‑up)
Bow Wow Wow  Radio G-String   Options Twelve Original Recordings  Harvest  1982  LP  Happy birthday to Annabella, too!    1:24:53 (Pop‑up)
Pete Shelley  Telephone Operator   Options XL1  Arista  1983  LP      1:27:34 (Pop‑up)
Single File: extra spooky this week in honor of Halloween
Redbone  Witch Queen of New Orleans   Options single  Epic  1971  45      1:35:02 (Pop‑up)
The Rattles  Devil's Son   Options single  London  1972  45      1:38:01 (Pop‑up)
Tom Jones  Daughter of Darkness   Options single  Parrot  1970  45      1:40:36 (Pop‑up)
The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks  Shadows on the Wall   Options single  London  1970  45      1:43:43 (Pop‑up)
Mia Farrow  Lullaby from "Rosemary's Baby" Part 1   Options single  Dot  1968  45      1:46:04 (Pop‑up)
Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra  Sinner Man   Options single  Capitol  1956  45  vocal: Will Holt    1:48:28 (Pop‑up)
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Feat. Jimmy Dorsey  My Friend The Ghost   Options single  Bell  1954  78  vocal: Gordon Polk    1:51:33 (Pop‑up)
The Chubukos  Boogie the Devil In (Bump the Devil Out)   Options single  Mainstream  1974  45      1:54:26 (Pop‑up)
Frank Cherval and the Cinammon Calliope  Devils Are Dancing Tonight   Options single  Wizdom  1972  45      1:57:28 (Pop‑up)
Woodhead Monroe  (She's a) Vampire   Options single  Oval  1980  45      1:59:44 (Pop‑up)
Tommie Young  Everybody's Got a Little Devil in Their Soul   Options single  Soul Power  1972  45      2:03:02 (Pop‑up)
Spark Plug Smith  Vampire Women   Options Blues Images Presents 20 Classic Blues from the 1920s - Vol. 13  Blues Images  2015  CD  From 1933    2:17:26 (Pop‑up)
Reverend J.M. Gates  Scat to the Cat and Suie to the Hog   Options Are You Bound For Heaven Or Hell? The Best of Reverend J.M. Gates  Columbia Legacy  2004  CD  From 1930    2:19:51 (Pop‑up)
Washington Phillips  What Are They Doing in Heaven Today   Options Washington Phillips and His Manzarene Dreams  Dust to Digital  2016  CD  From 1928  *   2:23:42 (Pop‑up)
Jasper Bisbee  The Devil's Dream   Options Country Music Pioneers on Edison  Document  2008  CD  From 1923    2:26:58 (Pop‑up)
Dallas Frazier  Lord Is That Me   Options Singing My Songs  RCA  1970  LP      2:30:33 (Pop‑up)
Jim Sullivan  So Natural   Options U.F.O.  Light in the Attic  2010  CD  From 1969    2:34:57 (Pop‑up)
Al Kooper / Shuggie Otis  Bury My Body   Options Kooper Session: Al Kooper Introduces Shuggie Otis  CBS  1969  LP      2:38:01 (Pop‑up)
Daniel Bachman  Farther Along   Options Daniel Bachman  Three Lobed  2016  CD    *   2:46:51 (Pop‑up)
The Baird Sisters  Going West with Secrets   Options Until You Find Your Green  Ba Da Bing!  2016  CD  From 2012  *   2:49:34 (Pop‑up)
Terry Dolan  See What Your Love Can Do   Options Terry Dolan  High Moon  2016  CD  previously unreleased 1972 LP  *   2:53:09 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02am annie:

yay, radio!
Avatar 9:02am Cheri Pi:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am Ken From Hyde Park:

Which came first, The Yips' opening notes or the one riff from The Edgar Winter Group's "Frankenstein"?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08am Guido from Cologne:

Hello Joe!
Sometimes I feel like a curiositiy myself ... hehehe ...
(Still waiting for the CD to arrive and very curious about how this comp is ...)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09am Uncle Michael:

I believe Spirulina was a hot breakfast cereal, shaped like fusilli.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09am Bronwyn Bishop:

  9:10am Brendan:

Spirulina the name evokes Soylent Green but this sounds great like a trippy version of an Allman Bros jam
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11am pantz:

I got a rock. Good morning, Oh Great and Mighty Pumpkin.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13am annie:

actually Brendan, there are plans afoot to create spirulina from very questionable ingredients, NOT seaweed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14am sphere:

hello Joe and all :)
  9:15am bill:

wow good morning indeed!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15am MD:

Happy Scary Halloween! To all! A beautiful fall day here on the "right" Coast...Great Trick or Treat weather!!! Just don't be scary clown! Oh did I mention Mr Trump!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15am Guido from Cologne:

Spirulina platensis is an alga
  9:17am JakeGhould:

Avatar 9:18am Joe McG:

I will not be scared. I will not be scared.
  9:23am Brendan:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:23am Bronwyn Bishop:

I like this song better when it's about a female arsonist.
  9:23am JakeGhould:

  9:26am bill:

i don't think Brasil 66 ever did a bad song
Avatar 9:27am Roberto:

Play Eleanor Rigby!
  9:28am Brendan:

Be afraid. Be very afraid.
  9:28am JakeGhould:

Persistent boo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:28am sphere:

Do we want to go there, Roberto? :)
Avatar 9:29am Joe McG:

@Roberto: Ha! That was a different Halloween show.
Avatar 9:29am bobdoesthings:

Avatar 9:30am Roberto:

Well it would be the quickest way to scare the buhjeezus out of everybody.
Avatar 9:33am Sem Chumbo:

A good morning to you, Joe, and clan McGasko.
Avatar 9:34am bobdoesthings:

Avatar 9:36am Sem Chumbo:

That background sample is from the intro to some JCSS tune...
Avatar 9:36am Joe McG:

Good morning to everyone, and Happy Halloween, even if it's pretty much over.
  9:37am Brendan:

Whew that was close. One more Beatles cover would've triggered the Emergency Alert System
Avatar 9:37am Joe McG:

@Brendan: Ha ha ha!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:37am pantz:

Y'know what scares me, Joe? That this might be the last Halloween we get to share on WFMU. What's the straight poop over there? Is it as bad as it sounds?
Avatar 9:39am Joe McG:

@pantz: Scares me, too! If anyone reading this or listening hasn't donated yet, help us out by clicking on the pledge now button at the top of the playlist.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:39am sphere:

i've donated.
  9:39am Brendan:

They were good covers that strayed far from the originals. My fave kind.
Avatar 9:41am Joe McG:

Many thanks, sphere, and anyone else who has helped us in this time of need.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:41am MD:

Nice Version!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:42am annie:

i'd like to see trick-or-treating return to october 31st... enough of this candy-ass weekend t-o-t-ing
Avatar 9:43am Joe McG:

There's a woman dancing in our parking lot. Clearly not listening to my show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:43am pantz:

@annie I thought the weekend before Halloween was always for the grown-ups and Halloween was for the kids. I hope so, because I have so much candy yet to be handed out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:45am annie:

pantz, i agree.. let's make that a national event
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:46am annie:

well, i'm outta here, some shopping and grabbing a sunday NYT at Earth Fare...
Avatar 9:52am Sem Chumbo:

Just thinking that James Brown's vocal tics might have been a weird kinda of Tourettes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59am Parq:

"Robert Mitchum"?
  10:01am liz:

no Boney M. version????? what the hell.
  10:04am JakeGhould:

@JoeMcG: You have a problem with random people dancing in parking lots?
Avatar 10:05am βrian:

I'm not doing halloween this year. Too much angst and worry in the air.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:05am MD:

The Song Smiths!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:06am Greg from ZONE 5:

Happy Halloween, Joe McGaSKULL!
See what I did there?
It's true—not a lot of Smiths on FMU. Pretty much just Jonesy.
  10:07am lloyd michigan:

Marr and Moz talking about a reunion.
Avatar 10:09am Joe McG:

Hi, Greg! Here's some today! @lloyd: Are you serious?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:09am MD:

@ Greg...I see what you did there! you made Joe's name scary!! You Zone 5 people ROCK!!!
Avatar 10:10am Marc Francis:

Happy Halloween! Yep, Smiths reunion talk! I thought that's why you were playing them?
Avatar 10:11am βrian:

Has anyone done an exegesis of these lyrics?
Avatar 10:11am Joe McG:

@Marc: No, hadn't heard. What a bad idea!
  10:12am Brendan:

Theres an article on Marr in the Guardian
  10:15am lloyd michigan:

Too early for words like exegesis.
Avatar 10:16am Marc Francis:

@JoeMcG: I 100% agree!
Avatar 10:16am Marc Francis:

Terrible idea...
  10:16am lloyd michigan:

Sorry, Joe. Didn't see that. Yes there is talk of a Smiths reunion.
Avatar 10:17am βrian:

I hear the Smiths; I think of jelly beans.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:18am Brian in UK:

Hey Joe.
Annabella Lwin in fifty today. Never I hear you say. Just a number.
Avatar 10:20am Joe McG:

@Brian: Oh, that's a nice birthday. Maybe I'll go get some Bow Wow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:22am Greg from ZONE 5:

Thanks, MD! Halloween is big in Zone 5. Bigger than Christmas.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:22am Brian in UK:

Reunion, over Morrissey's dead body. Hmmm.
  10:23am lloyd michigan:

Now it all makes sense why she wanted candy so much. Born on Halloween.
Avatar 10:25am Joe McG:

@lloyd: ha ha!
Avatar 10:26am Marc Francis:

@Loyd: Hahahahaaa!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:27am Brian in UK:

Candy by Terry Southern. Ewa Aulin played the lead, not for her acting skills. Marlon Brando walking eyes closed through it. Still enjoyed it at the time. Liked The Byrds song of the same name.
  10:27am melinda:

Bow wow wow, yay!
  10:28am melinda:

I don't know the song but recognized the percussion.
  10:28am Jeffy Jazz:

That was great! Nice Monday waker-upper!
  10:29am Jeffy Jazz:

That Ant-like percussion! haha
  10:30am lloyd michigan:

I try. :)
  10:31am lloyd michigan:

Wasn't Ringo in Candy?
  10:32am JahDaddy...:

I'm awake now!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:33am Brian in UK:

lloyd the whole world was in(side) Candy.
Ringo played a dodgy gardiner.
  10:33am JakeGhould:

@JeffyJazz: It is Adam Ant's band. Bow Wow Wow was formed when Malcolm McLaren saw Adam and the Ants, liked their style but wanted a woman lead. Stole the band, put Annabella up front at the mere age of 14 and... Et viola!
  10:35am lloyd michigan:

Bad movie, but great cast.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:35am Brian in UK:

Was it Manet's Le dejeune sur l'herbe that they pastiched on the BWW cover?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:37am Brian in UK:

Really short at work today. Working on a skeleton staff.
  10:37am lloyd michigan:

@Joe, got Marie Laveau (sp?) by Bobby Bare?
Avatar 10:37am Joe McG:

@Brian: It was Manet, but I don't remember the title of the painting. Young girl at picnic, guys with beards.
Avatar 10:39am Joe McG:

@lloyd: Sorry, I don't have that one!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:40am Mike East:

Ok I did it...pledge is in. Hopefully lots more like me who just haven't gotten around to sending in their tithe yet. There's still time, folks!!!!
Avatar 10:41am Joe McG:

Many thank, Mike!
  10:42am bill:

why do 45s sound so good. is it because the grooves are more compressed?
Avatar 10:43am βrian:

A skeleton staff on halloween? Seems right.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:43am doctorjazz:

45's do sound good, I hear it over the radio...the faster speed makes for less distortion and more punch!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:43am Andrew Waterloo:

grooves are deeper?
  10:44am bill:

the other thing is, when did 45s go from mono to stereo?
  10:46am bill:

lps were 1968, but 45s were later
  10:48am lloyd michigan:

Mia sounding wonderfully creepy.
Avatar 10:48am βrian:

What was in Rosemary's locket, again?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:48am Greg from ZONE 5:

In 2016, Rosemary's Baby achieved Favorite Movie status. It's not #1, but it will now be considered beside my other all-timers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:48am Greg from ZONE 5:

@βrian: Tannis root
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:48am Brian in UK:

bill stereo only matters on the equipment at least for singles. Who ever had that with their early 45s.
Was Sgt Pepper in stereo?
  10:50am Brendan:

Shadows on the Wall makes me think of the Inflatable Boy Clams 'Skeleton ' song about the skeleton dancing on the wall
Avatar 10:51am Jeff:

That Redbone "Witch Queen..." reminded me (and I'm chuffed I was able to look the exact name up): I remember hearing Vin Scelsa say that "Marie La Peau" by Salloom, Sinclair & The Mother Bear was a big WFMU hit back in the day. Like late-sixties back in the day.
Avatar 10:51am βrian:

Ah, I was pretty sure it wasn't asafoetida.
  10:51am lloyd michigan:

SOTW reminds me of a Night Gallery episode.
Avatar 10:52am Jim Price:

.... or Simon and Garfunkel's "Patterns".
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:52am Parq:

Jeez, who knew the all-loving God was so scary?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:54am Mick:

@Parq - you ain't kidding!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:55am Parq:

Real headline I just saw on Google News: "Did the Loch Ness Monster Move to Alaska?"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:56am pantz:

What is this? The Chipminks meet P-Funk?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:56am Brian in UK:

H@Parq he left the Fair Banks of Loch Lomond?
Avatar 10:56am Joe McG:

@pantz: Pretty close!
Avatar 10:58am βrian:

Imagine that single @ 78 rpm!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:58am Parq:

That should have been on Amanda's 2015 "Squeaky Feelings" premium.
Avatar 10:58am Joe McG:

@Brian: Whoah! I might have to try that!
  11:01am bill:

Brian: in the US, pepper came out in mono and stereo. I am not sure about the UK. But I do know that the Beatles payed more attention to the mono mixes---don't forget, most people in those days used one speaker record players of transistor radios
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:03am Mike East:

I had an idea for an Alvin & the Chipmunks movie (my daughter was watching one yesterday)...a rival chipmunk becomes a pop star by slowing down his vocals to sound like a normal human singer. Alvin and his brothers are faced with the choice of whether to slow down their vocals to compete or keep it real.
Avatar 11:06am Joe McG:

@Mike: Development deal on the way!
  11:07am JakeGhould:

That is a great film idea!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:08am Stevel:

I definitely do not want Farmer's Lung.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:08am Brian in UK:

@Mike East remember the final shot of Yellow Submarine where the Beatles appear as themselves. You could have the Chipmunks do the same at the end of the film.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:10am Brian in UK:

...and backwards.
Avatar 11:10am βrian:

I'll have what they're having.
Avatar 11:23am βrian:

A face made for clabbering.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:23am pantz:

This is excellent stuff, Joe. Rev Gates has shown me the light. Hail glory!
  11:24am JakeGhould:

If this conversation were in Yiddish it would be just like every Yenta conversation I heard as a kid.
Avatar 11:24am Joe McG:

Say "kitty kitty kitty."
  11:25am JakeGhould:

Nah, they wouldn't have said that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:26am Vincent Nifigance:

Wow. This Washington Phillips song is incredible.
Avatar 11:28am Joe McG:

@Vincent: His music has been reissued a number of times, but this latest Dust to Digital version is the one to get.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:33am Vincent Nifigance:

@JoeMcG Will definitely do that, thanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:37am pantz:

Jim Sullivan sounds a lot like Procol Harum. Any relation?
Avatar 11:38am Joe McG:

@pantz: No, but I hear what you're hearing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:41am Brian in UK:

That's not Big Jim Sullivan?
Avatar 11:41am βrian:

I'm naming my next kid Shuggie.
Avatar 11:41am Joe McG:

@Brian: No, different dude.
Avatar 11:42am Sem Chumbo:

Glad to hear Shuggie and Al this AM, Joe. Marvelous.
  11:43am Brendan:

I hear Jim Sullivan in Tim Hardin's singing and songwriting
Avatar 11:43am Joe McG:

@Sem: I was going to play "Lookin' for a Home," but thematically I thought that Jim Sullivan needed some balance. Cremation vs. burial!
  11:44am Brendan:

Ironically there was no body found for Jim
Avatar 11:45am Joe McG:

@Brendan: True! Jim went to the desert and never came back. Body never found.
Avatar 11:47am Sem Chumbo:

OK, Mr. Natural, burying wins:-D
  11:49am Brendan:

He was a somebody but kind of a nobody
Avatar 11:54am Joe McG:

Thanks for listening and commenting today, everyone. I hope you have a great Halloween and start to November! See you next week with a live set from Mary Lattimore.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am Brian in UK:

Great show, Joe.
  11:58am Brendan:

Bad joke to go. What do people from (insert inbred state name) for Halloween? Pumpkin.
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