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A pennant-winning battery of songland. Ongoing feature: Single File, a half-hour of randomly selected small records with big holes.

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Moon Pool and Dead Band  Hospital Quiet   Options Humanizer  Midwich  2016  LP    *   0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Rajayttajat  Laajavuori   Options Raja Elektrik Millenium  Ektro  2016  CD    *   0:06:58 (Pop‑up)
TV Girl  The Getaway   Options French Exit  TV Girl  2014  LP      0:11:00 (Pop‑up)
The Feelies  In Between   Options In Between  Bar None  2017  CD  Glenn Mercer on Joe's show today!  *   0:14:42 (Pop‑up)
Plates of Cake  Papa Didn't Leave No Number   Options Office Supplies: An Unblinking Ear Mixtape  Unblinking Ear  2017  Cassette    *   0:18:54 (Pop‑up)
The Beatles  Good Morning, Good Morning   Options Anthology 2  Apple  1996  CD  From 1967    0:22:50 (Pop‑up)
The MnMs  Say Goodbye to Mary Ann   Options Melts In Your Ears 1980-1981  Burger  2016  CD    *   0:25:56 (Pop‑up)
Patsy's Rats  Hard Time Karen   Options single  La-Ti-Da  2017  45    *   0:29:07 (Pop‑up)
The Runaways  Wait for Me   Options The Best of the Runaways  Mercury  1987  CD  From 1977    0:32:39 (Pop‑up)
Spider King  Chinese Takeaway   Options Shot to Pieces  Cache Cache / Finders Keepers  2015  LP  From 1981    0:37:30 (Pop‑up)
Monopol  TV   Options Weltweit  Medical  2017  LP  From 1982  *   0:40:12 (Pop‑up)
Morricone Youth  Anarchie Road 3Km   Options Mad Max: Original Live Re-Score  Country Club  2016  LP    *   0:44:01 (Pop‑up)
The Yearning  Don't Call Me Baby   Options From Dawn to Dusk (2011-2014)  Elefant  2017  CD    *   0:47:05 (Pop‑up)
Voice of the Beehive  Don't Call Me Baby   Options Let It Bee  London  1988  LP      0:50:00 (Pop‑up)
The Lafayette Afro Rock Band  Hihache   Options Afrofunk Explosion!  Manifesto  2016  CD  From 1973  *   1:01:16 (Pop‑up)
Wells Fargo  Shades of Wells Fargo   Options Watch Out!  Now-Again  2016  LP  From 1976  *   1:07:10 (Pop‑up)
Jungle Fire  La Kossa   Options Jambú  Nacional  2016  CD    *   1:09:33 (Pop‑up)
Andrés Landero  Virgen de la Candelaria   Options Yo Amanecí  Vampisoul  2016  CD  From 1982  *   1:12:55 (Pop‑up)
Lantei Lamptey  Fish & Funjee (Komi Ke Kenam)   Options Mr Bongo Record Club Volume One  Mr Bongo  2016  CD  From 1974  *   1:17:11 (Pop‑up)
Jake Wade & the Soul Searchers  Searching for Soul, Part 1   Options Searching For Soul: Rare & Classic Soul, Funk and Jazz from Michigan, 1968-1980  Ubiquity  2005  CD      1:20:10 (Pop‑up)
Ice  The Gap   Options Afrofunk Explosion!  Manifesto  2016  CD  From 1975  *   1:23:29 (Pop‑up)
Special: Single Artist Single File - The One and Only Al Green (not dead)
Al Green  Here I Am (Come and Take Me)   Options single  Hi  1973  45      1:32:23 (Pop‑up)
Al Greene  Get Yourself Together   Options single  Hot Line Music Journal  1967  45      1:36:01 (Pop‑up)
Al Greene & the Soul Mate's  Don't Leave Me   Options single  Hot Line Music Journal  1967  45      1:38:25 (Pop‑up)
Al Green  It Ain't No Fun to Me   Options single  Hi  1973  45      1:40:31 (Pop‑up)
Al Green  I Wish You Were Here   Options single  Hi  1975  45      1:43:49 (Pop‑up)
Al Green  Hot Wire   Options single  Bell  1973  45  From 1967    1:47:19 (Pop‑up)
Al Green  Chariots of Fire   Options single  Hi  1977  45      1:50:27 (Pop‑up)
Al Green  Let It Shine   Options single  Hi  1976  45      1:53:49 (Pop‑up)
Al Green  Love and Happiness   Options single  Hi  1977  45  From 1972    1:57:59 (Pop‑up)
Bert Jansch  Night Time Blues   Options Moonshine  Reprise  1971  LP      2:12:20 (Pop‑up)
Claude Engel  Promenade   Options Puissance 13+2  Lion Productions  2015  LP  From 1971    2:18:43 (Pop‑up)
Joan Shelley  Here and Whole   Options single  No Quarter  2016  45    *   2:21:44 (Pop‑up)
Neko Case  Buckets of Rain   Options Live on WFMU 10/28/02  No Label  2002  CD-R      2:26:28 (Pop‑up)
Pearls Before Swine  Another Time   Options One Nation Underground  ESP-Disk'  1967  LP      2:30:01 (Pop‑up)
Aardvark  Very Nice of You to Call   Options Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs Present English Weather  Ace  2017  CD  From 1970  *   2:33:30 (Pop‑up)
Julie Byrne  Sleepwalker   Options Not Even Happiness  Ba Da Bing!  2017  CD    *   2:36:42 (Pop‑up)
Laurence Vanay  Le Loup Qui Pleure   Options Don't Talk to Me: Trouble's 2016 Marathon Premium  WFMU  2016  CD-R      2:40:35 (Pop‑up)
The Turtles  Lady-O   Options All the Singles  FloEdCo  2016  CD  From 1969  *   2:42:55 (Pop‑up)
Merrell Fankhauser & H.M.S. Bounty  Girl (I Am Waiting for You)   Options Things  Gear Fab  2016  CD  From 1968  *   2:45:49 (Pop‑up)
Erasmo Carlos  Vida Antiga   Options Sonhos E Memórias 1941-1972  Light in the Attic  2016  CD  From 1972  *   2:48:53 (Pop‑up)
Fred Neil  Faretheewell (Fred's Tune)   Options Fred Neil  Water  2006  CD  From 1967    2:51:30 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03am annie:

good morning!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03am Vincent Nifigance:

Hullo, Joe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07am Ken From Hyde Park:

Woof Moo Yip Yip!
  9:07am V Priceless:

Mornin', Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10am pantz:

Nope! Nope! Nope! Yep! Morning!
Avatar 9:12am Joe McG:

Happy Monday, radio pals. Hope yours is a good one so far.
Avatar 9:13am Magda:

Gutten Morgen
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13am Passaic River Blues:

Gorgeous picks this morning, Mr. Selector.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14am pantz:

Gluten Morgen.
Avatar 9:15am Sem Chumbo:

Hiya, Joe, and McGaskos.
Avatar 9:15am Magda:

@pantz Wie gehts?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15am pantz:

Es geht mir gut!
Avatar 9:16am Joe McG:

@PRB: I love being called a Selector!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:16am Guido from Cologne:

Hello Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17am pantz:

Ich möchte bagels.
Avatar 9:17am Magda:

Ja, es ist ein schone tag. Sonnig ist aus. Und Ich liebe die Feelies.
Avatar 9:18am Magda:

That is as far as my german goes this morning. Ich spreche Englisch besser.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20am pantz:

No worries @Magda. I took 8 years of German and only remember the naughty words.
Avatar 9:21am Joe McG:

Nice work on the German, Magda. Feel free to chime in, Guido!
Avatar 9:21am Magda:

Hey Joe. Thank you. Hope all is well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:22am pantz:

@Joe You can't be The Decider. Dubbya already took that moniker.
Avatar 9:22am Joe McG:

@pantz: I could be the Deodorizer!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:23am pantz:

I like it @Joe!
Avatar 9:24am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Pressing some Wh♂ receptors in the brain doth the Plates. Cheers!
...& it's Sgt.Pepper morning FMU...
Avatar 9:25am Magda:

That is fresh....woka woka woka
Avatar 9:26am Sem Chumbo:

Ringo's good this morning, isn't he?
  Swag For Life Member 9:26am tadpoles:

Time for tea and "Meet the Wife!"
  9:27am Jeffy Jazz:

Wow, nice drum mix of Good Morning!
Avatar 9:30am Todd-o-phonic:

You are hitting the new bin hard like Smokin' Joe Frazier this morning. Actually, given your love of boxing I now christen you Smokin' Joe McGasko!
Avatar 9:31am Joe McG:

@Todd: Thanks for the new moniker, Todd! Don't worry, I'll eventually start playing those folkie snoozers I love.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:32am pantz:

Then you'll be Snoozin' Joe McGasko.
Avatar 9:33am Joe McG:

@pantz: I like it! I'm a helluva good snoozer.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34am pantz:

That could be your mutant X-Men power. The Snoozer-He sleeps on crime?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:36am Brian in UK:

Hey Joe. Play some Wiley and you could be a Partner in Grime.
Avatar 9:39am Joe McG:

@Brian: I wish I knew what that meant! :)
  9:42am ami ad:

Good morning Mr. Joe.Good morning all.Great sounds as usual.Hope all is well at the magic factory.Enjoy it.
Avatar 9:44am Joe McG:

Hey, ami! I'm enjoying it greatly. Hope you're well!
  9:44am Brendan:

Hi Joe. Nice poppy first set. Feel free to get eclectic, spread out your records and really explore the studio space.
Avatar 9:48am Joe McG:

@Brendan: Ha ha ha. I'll consider that once I get comfortable.
  9:48am ami ad:

Yess yess.Had the pleasure of helping to hold the fort down the past Friday.Rock & Roll
Avatar 9:53am Joe McG:

@ami: Rock & Roll, indeed.
  10:00am Whiney McWhinewhine:

Marathon eh? Still waiting for my Silent Fundraiser swag.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02am pantz:

How much of a donation do I need to give for Joe to record my voicemail message in his dulcet tones?
Avatar 10:02am Joe McG:

@Whiney: Sorry, we're still sending it out. Hopefully you'll get it in the next week or so.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02am Mark the Sardine:

Go 1973!
Avatar 10:03am Joe McG:

@pantz: Not a bad fundraiser idea!
  10:04am Whiney McWhinewhine:

It's OK Joe, I know it's difficult logistically for you guys. The name was supposed to be ironic. (not bitchin' honest!)
Avatar 10:06am Joe McG:

@Whiney: No worries! This is the latest we've ever sent fall swag out, so we understand that people are a little verklempt.
Avatar 10:08am βrian:

I received my non-swag package. It was my only valentine!
  10:09am Jeffy Jazz:

Wells Fargo, the fake account setter-upers? Who knew?
Avatar 10:09am Joe McG:

@Brian: Aw, I'm glad we could be your valentine.
  10:11am Jeffy Jazz:

Can you play something by the Goldman Sachs Douche Bag Hobbyist Band?
Avatar 10:13am Joe McG:

@Jeffy: Ha! Unfortunately, I left that LP at home.
Avatar 10:13am βrian:

Spent part of last evening watching Clyde Stubblefield videos.
  10:14am Jeffy Jazz:

Ha ha! It's a hard to find gem. Self released.
Avatar 10:15am northguineahills:

Nice Andres Landero! I got a lot of his stuff on cdr from a market in Monterrey, Mexico.
Avatar 10:15am cee:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:15am Vincent Nifigance:

Lets talk about Tonsilloliths. Are guns effective for their removal?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:17am Greg from ZONE 5:

Morning, gang!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:24am Passaic River Blues:

I love this funky 10 o'clock hour!
Avatar 10:24am Joe McG:

Howdy, Greg!
Avatar 10:26am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Marathon Marathon Marathon's gonna come
get it goin' Monday - & hand me that hand drum
play that gittar clean - make the bass strong & clear
it's the early rare stuff from Michigan the Monday mavens wanna hear...
gotta gets the moneys - FreeForm Isn't Free
Gottta get it movin' - make webio how its oughta bees...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:28am Greg from ZONE 5:

Avatar 10:28am βrian:

Clyde lived on the Isthmus since 1971.
Avatar 10:30am PKNY:

Clyde was defintely pre-JB (he's on "Cold Sweat"), but was in the JBs. One of the few to remain after James' band left and he brought in Bootsy and Catfish Collins as replacements.
Avatar 10:31am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Stubblefield changed the world. Not sure what he got in return.
Avatar 10:33am PKNY:

@RRN63 - true indeed.
Avatar 10:33am cee:

"this is not a death set" - grim reaper laugh
Avatar 10:34am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Another DJ said Prince footed his medical bills to the tune of $90K. Respect.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:34am Passaic River Blues:

If this were Irwin's show, Al Green would be toast. ... An "All-Al Single File" is fine by me!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:36am pantz:

Joe "Kiss of Death" McGasko?
Avatar 10:39am Joe McG:

Does Irwin hate Al Green? I didn't think anyone hated Al Green. It's beyond my comprehension.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:44am Brian C.:

I'm not familiar with this Al Green tune (Aint no fun to me). I know this is single file, but did this ever appear on an LP?
Avatar 10:45am βrian:

Yeah, it's like hating Joni Mitchell. Makes no sense.
Avatar 10:46am Joe McG:

@Brian: I think it was on "Let's Stay Together." It's the B of "Livin' for You."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:46am Passaic River Blues:

@Joe: I don't think Irwin hates Al Green. I was referring to that period of time late last year (October 2016?) where, while the rest of the world was going to shit anyway, some musician especially mentioned/feature on Irwin's show would then die soon afterward, usually within a few days. Jean-Jacques Perrey, Greg Lake, more I'm forgetting--it just kept happening.
Avatar 10:48am βrian:

I recall that now. Did Irwin play Cold Sweat recently?
Avatar 10:48am Joe McG:

@PRB: Oh, that's true! He was killing them left and right.
Avatar 10:49am Sem Chumbo:

Slaying me with the Al Green spins. Just great, thanks, Joe.
Avatar 10:50am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

AGNFAB: Irwin Chusid's Morbid Intuition
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:51am Passaic River Blues:

Stay on his good side, Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:56am Brian in UK:

Was Belle ever released as a 45rpm.
Avatar 10:56am Joe McG:

@PRB: I'll try! @Brian: Yep! I just played it's b-side, "Chariots of Fire."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:58am Brian in UK:

Joe, funny thing is, my copy is on Tamla.
  10:58am mary:

Al Green!!
Avatar 10:58am βrian:

Avatar 11:00am βrian:

Oh, it's always 3 o'clock in the morning with Al.
Avatar 11:00am KP:

Hello, President Joe
Avatar 11:00am Joe McG:

@Brian: Ooh, neat! @KP: Even I could do better.
Avatar 11:01am Clïff in Prägůe:

Just tuned back in. Thank you Joe for making it clear that Al Green has not passed on, I saw all those songs on the playlist and at first was like "oh, oh no...."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:02am pantz:

Is he still a reverend in Memphis? That's not far from me. I should make a trip.
Avatar 11:03am βrian:

Peter Sellers: "Luff und happiness. Yah!"
Avatar 11:05am βrian:

I gotta say I prefer the profane, pre-Rev years. But it's all good.
Avatar 11:05am still b/p:

"Listeners should be aware there is a tribute trigger in this program that could induce premature shock, gasping and sorrow. But Al's well, set ends well."
  Swag For Life Member 11:06am tadpoles:

@Brian .. Forget which movie but Peter Sellers punned on haa penis. Yes naughty!
  11:08am Cline:

What's playing in the background right now? So pretty.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:08am DCE:

Hi Joe, hi everybody! Enjoying the show live from home today for a change.
  11:08am mary:

Al was slinging 2 a year bec he's got soul!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:08am DCE:

Cline, that's Kevin Ayers
  11:10am Cline:

Thanks, DCE!
  11:11am herb.nyc:

Am listening to the show via "transistor radio", as my phone / speaker is using library's wifi, outdoors. Yeeeeeah. Now I'm gonna break Twitter protocols and post this- Jon Wurster tweet from Feb 2015- I'd be getting mail today if we didn't have government. #mydumbesttweet
Avatar 11:14am Joe McG:

@Cline: Yes, Kevin Ayers is my last hour talk bed, "Crystal Clear," looped and lovely.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:15am pantz:

In honor of President's Day, my car has done a Calvin Coolidge and chosen not to run. :(
Avatar 11:15am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

My b.3rdNov. bro, Bert!
Avatar 11:16am βrian:

Another Stealth Holiday.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:17am DCE:

I'm off today too and in "gettin' shit done" mode...working on the taxes
Avatar 11:21am Joe McG:

Good show, DCE.
Avatar 11:22am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Clear strong right-hand finger wigglin'. Sounds like a Jorma progression. Awesome.
  11:22am Dennis Diken:

diggin' the show Joe!
Avatar 11:24am Joe McG:

Heya Dennis, thanks for droppin' in! Hope your condition is in good condition!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:28am DCE:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:28am pantz:

Lord, I love Neko Case!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:30am DCE:

I love anything off-speed
Avatar 11:31am Parq:

No, wait, I liked it that way.
Avatar 11:31am Joe McG:

Tom Rapp sounds even more like an elf if you play him at 45.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am pantz:

I like hith lithp.
Avatar 11:33am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Munks Before Swine. He knows the use of acorns...
Speaking of B-Days - it's early but Joyeux ♓Piscean Solar Return Mr. Diken!
Avatar 11:36am βrian:

Listhp? Ith somebody Cathtilian?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:37am dale:

aardvark were sure to be in the front of the a-z record bins.
  11:38am herb.nyc:

Yes, YES to Neko Case. The New Pornographers will tour this year; i wonder if she'll join them.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:40am pantz:

@herb.nyc here's hoping! She didn't seem that involved with Brill Busters but I kinda liked Kathryn Calder getting more of the spotlight.
  11:40am melinda:

I like sleepwalker
Avatar 11:42am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

I don't know what JulieByne looks like - but I'm pretty sure I'd marry her.
  11:45am melinda:

I didn't know the Turtles covered this
Avatar 11:46am Sem Chumbo:

incredibly Beatleesque, this.
  11:50am Mark R:

Google image her and you'll propose to her on the spot, Rev Rab!
Avatar 11:50am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...w/ this 12-string Rick I could - dare I say it - Rule the World...
Avatar 11:53am Cheri Pi:

Did someone say that it's national Cheri Pi day ?!?!?
Avatar 11:53am Joe McG:

Well, this may be Fred's tune, but it's also mine right now: Faretheewell, everyone! Have a great week and thanks so much for listening. Enjoy Cheri Pi Day! ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53am DCE:

isn't it always?
  11:54am Bob:

SO nice to hear Fred Neil!
  11:54am melinda:

Love Fred Neil
Avatar 11:54am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

@MarkR: I knew it - just like she sounds.
Ooo - TimBuckley's hero Fred...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am pantz:

Thanks Joe! Great show, as usual.
  11:55am herb.nyc:

@pantz I think Neko has her own tour, now or v soon.
  11:55am Mark R:

Yep--she's pretty groovy on all counts!
Avatar 11:55am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

ThankYe MisterMickGee !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am Passaic River Blues:

Great show today: interesting segmentation leading to a harmonious whole. Thank you, Joe!
  11:56am Emily C:

Thanks for the music, Joe! Just what I needed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am Ken From Hyde Park:

Listener braveness23 mentioned Cheri Pi Day on Clay's Wake 'n' Bake this morning. So, congratulations!
  Swag For Life Member 11:58am tadpoles:

Thanks Joe... great morning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am Brian in UK:

Thanks, Joe.
Avatar 11:58am still b/p:

Goodwill of Northern New England stores doing a sour cherry pie giveaway this week!
Avatar 11:59am Clïff in Prägůe:

Thanks Joe!
Avatar 11:59am still b/p:

...by drawing, not for every shopping sour-cherry-hungry .soul
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