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Artist Track Album / Format Year Comments Approx. start time
Hank Levine w/ Timothy Leary   Image, Part One / The Psychedelic Experience   Options (CD-R) from the Brainen Archive   1961 / 1966    0:00:00 Pop‑up)  
R.I.P. Bobby Lloyd Hicks-drums
Skeletons  Downtown   Options Waiting (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1992    0:02:33 Pop‑up)  
NRBQ  Let Go (live)   Options High Noon- A 50-Year Retrospective (Boxed set) * from the Brainen Archive   2015 / 2016    0:05:21 Pop‑up)  
R.I.P. Larry Coryell
Garry Burton Quartet  General Mojo's Well Laid Plan   Options Duster (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1967    0:09:34 Pop‑up)  
Free Spirits  Don't Look Now (But Your Head Is Turned Around)   Options Out of Sight and Sound (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1967    0:13:49 Pop‑up)  
Free Design  Kites Are Fun   Options Kites are Fun (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1967    0:16:11 Pop‑up)  
Tim Hardin  It'll Never Happen Again   Options Hang on to a Dream: The Verve Anthology (CD box set) from the Brainen Archive   1966 / 1994    0:18:42 Pop‑up)  
Duke Ellington  Rockin' In Rhythm   Options Harlem Speaks (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1940 / 1980  Thanks to Patio  0:22:18 Pop‑up)  
Music behind DJ:
"birds @ 302 Chestnut" 
        0:24:25 Pop‑up)  
The Band  The Rumor   Options Stagefright (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1971  Rick Danko-left channel
Levon Helm-right channel
Richard Manuel-center channel 
0:38:30 Pop‑up)  
Merrell Fankhauser & H.M.S. Bounty  The Big Gray Sky   Options Things (CD) *   1968 / 2016    0:42:43 Pop‑up)  
Wayne Horvitz  Money Or A Story   Options Some Places Are Forever Afternoon (11 Places for Richard Hugo) (CD) from the Brainen Archive   2015    0:44:50 Pop‑up)  
Johnny Williams  "I Ain't Gonna Hurt You" from Stark Fear   Options Monster Movie Music, Vol. 7 (CD-R) from the Brainen Archive   1962  VAR  0:50:12 Pop‑up)  
Phillip Malela  Tiba Kamo   Options Next Stop Soweto, Vol 2 (CD)   1975 / 2010  VAR  0:51:07 Pop‑up)  
Angie Hester w/Lincoln Chase  Bump Step   Options Tom Ardolino's Magic Jukebox       0:54:30 Pop‑up)  
Malombo Jazz Makers  Sibthathu   Options Next Stop...Soweto Vol. 3 (CD box set) from the Brainen Archive   1971 / 2010  VAR
Thanks to Ed Bobinski 
0:58:25 Pop‑up)  
Music behind DJ:
"Bob Brainen's Soul 'n RnB tape" 
        1:00:13 Pop‑up)  
Liberace  Army Reserve Ad   Options WFMUzak [Bob Brainen's 2017 Fundraiser CD] (CD) * from the Brainen Archive   1972 / 2017    1:07:50 Pop‑up)  
Effi Smith  Dial That Telephone   Options WFMUzak [Bob Brainen's 2017 Fundraiser CD] (CD) * from the Brainen Archive   1965 / 2017    1:09:25 Pop‑up)  
Henry "Red" Allen  Ain't Cha Got Music   Options Swing Out (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1933 / 2013    1:12:12 Pop‑up)  
Turtles  On A Summer's Day   Options All The Singles (CD box set) *   1966 / 2016    1:15:05 Pop‑up)  
Lee Dorsey  My Babe   Options Can You Hear Lee Dorsey? The Best Of... (2LP) from the Brainen Archive   1972 / 1982    1:17:48 Pop‑up)  
Serge Chaloff  The Fable Of Mabel   Options The Fable Of Mabel (E.P.) (CD-R) from the Brainen Archive   1954  Big thanks to Wm. from Dumont  1:20:50 Pop‑up)  
Lincoln Chase  Jim Dandy   Options We Wrote 'Em & We Sing 'Em (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1962  VAR  1:25:12 Pop‑up)  
Yasuaki Shimizu  Tachikawa   Options Music for Commercials (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1987    1:27:30 Pop‑up)  
Music behind DJ:
"frogs and more frogs" @ Joe Bauer's  
        1:29:39 Pop‑up)  
Flo Ballard  Love Ain't Love   Options Soul Class Of '66 (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1967 / 1983  VAR  1:37:29 Pop‑up)  
Steinways  My Heart's Not In It Anymore   Options Brainstormers (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1965 / 1985  VAR  1:40:08 Pop‑up)  
Cal Tjader  Mi China   Options Black Orchid: All-Star Latin Groups (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1959    1:43:22 Pop‑up)  
Yasuaki Shimizu  Sen-nen 2   Options Music for Commercials (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1987    1:44:41 Pop‑up)  
Roger Nichols & The Small Circle Of Friends  Just Beyond Your Smile   Options Roger Nichols & The Small Circle Of Friends (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1968  Thanks to Doug Young  1:47:29 Pop‑up)  
Amos Milburn  Down The Road Apiece   Options (MP3) from the Brainen Archive   1948    1:49:13 Pop‑up)  
Boots Brown & His Blockbusters  Breakfast Ball*   Options Little Richard / Boots Brown - Rockin' & Ravin'* (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1953 /  split LP  1:52:13 Pop‑up)  
Music behind DJ:
"frogs and more frogs" @ Joe Bauer's  
        1:52:25 Pop‑up)  

(* = new, from the Brainen Archive The marked selections are from the Brainen Archive.)

Listener comments!

  9:05am 1whoknewcthulhu:

Good morning, Bob, and fellow listeners. The fog has burned off the NY metro area, and it's looking to be a splendid Saturday. Thanks for the Skeletons.
  9:07am Jeff:

R.I.P. Bobby Lloyd Hicks
  9:08am David in ATL from NJ:

Good morning, Bob. I know Pete is singing here. Whoe is playing the flute?

Avatar 9:08am Andy in Etobicoke:

Good mornin` Bob and all others.
The Skeletons are always welcome.
Lou Whitney is an unrecognized giant.
  9:09am David in ATL from NJ:

Ditto the RIP BLH too, by the way.
  9:14am Jeff:

R.I.P. Larry Coryell
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15am Ken From Hyde Park:

A lovely 3-hour Larry Coryell tribute on Irene Trudell's show - www.wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:16am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...I'm going to become informed of another notable talent through their obituary tribute I see. [Big sigh.]
I didn't even know Coryell really as more than a name revered amongst guitarists. Irene Trudell helped remedy that w/ a beautiful tribute Tues. Makes an interesting comparison/contrast to McLaughlin. Also stunning technique but straighter to the feeling, w/ broad inspirations across genres?
  9:18am WilliamfromDumont:

Nice choices for Larry C.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:18am axlotl:

Haven't heard this hilarious kites song in years!
  9:19am BLT:

This is insane!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24am melinda:

I had to go feed the neighbor's cat and missed both Free Design and Tim Hardin, bummer.
  9:27am Robby in PHX:

Such refreshment! Like a good morning coffee.

Thank you!
  9:40am Todd E:

Hoping you would play The Rumor -- that tune stands among The Band's best!!! They also released some really nice live versions (expanded Rock of Ages box?)
  9:41am 1whoknewcthulhu:

Thanks for "The Rumor." Sad to think that all 3 vocalists are no longer with us. Long live The Band.
  9:43am mrmucho:

"ain't no more cane" is another good tune to hear them distinctly as they all sing a different verse.
  9:43am 1whoknewcthulhu:

You can tell Rick Danko by the warble in his voice. Levon always sounded like Levon. Richie Manuel's voice always sounded like a perfect slide guitar riff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:48am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Voices in the same band that sound quite similar - it's a Thing. TheBeatles certainly used it. Makes for great blends - like doubling the same voice - & interesting dynamics in the mind (who dat?). Like a Spector-BrianWilson mixing effect...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:53am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...for one thing - the Singer is often (not always) the Writer - so it can be helpful to know then...
  9:59am Mr. Fine Wine:

You know I was wrong about The Band...you've turned my head around Bob...these guys are great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:06am Ken From Hyde Park:

Agreed with the African music commentary. Rob Weisberg and Meghan are great resources for that trove.
  10:15am Stuart Rose:

The talk about voice blending reminds me of when Bob was on a Byrds jag and would play tracks, pointing out where the voices were practically indistinguishable.
  10:27am 1whoknewcthulhu:

I've heard many versions of "Jim Dandy," but not this one. Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:32am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

@Stuart: They were all emulating the Everlys - just no way to beat the Kentucky brothers for two-part harmony. Irwin & a guest pointed out that Brian Wilson & brothers had a background in studying the Four Freshman's arrangements & such that TheBeatles just didn't have. The bYRdS themselves have pointed out that - you think they're doing three parts - but was usually Roger & Gene doubling the same part & Crosby using his natural gift to do really creative (& beautiful & impressive) harmonies on top.
  10:37am ?:

Unfortunately you have to add Chaloff to that sad tale.
  10:40am 1whoknewcthulhu:

OMG--thanks for this Flo Ballard cut! Haven't heard this on the air for decades.
  10:42am lloyd michigan:

Was that post Supremes FB?
Avatar 10:48am Andy in Etobicoke:

This is just delightfully nonsensical. Thank you.
  10:53am WilliamfromDumont:

I always remember seeing the Roger Nichols LP on A&M innersleeves.
  10:53am Stuart Rose:

Thanks, Rev. That really clarifies things for me. Roger and Gene doubling the same part- yeah, that's what would fool my ears. (Where did Roger go? He was just there a second ago.)
With the last incarnation of the Byrds- the Albert Hall live set, for instance- there wasn't that kind of matching.
I did know about the Brian Wilson's love of the Four Freshmen. Damn lucky that Brian had all those voices at hand to take a stab at emulating that harmony sound.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:54am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

1948. A tune whose precise history would be fascinating to know...or just the lyrics! This seems right on the nexus of Boogie & R&B~R/n/R...So many of us owe the Stones for giving us a clue (ironic being in the U.S. of course)...
  11:00am 1whoknewcthulhu:

Thanks for a wonderful Saturday morning, Bob.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:00am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

@Stuart: Probably a *lot* of recordings people doubling their own vocals we don't even think about it - & that's the Analog era...They say TheBeatles getting ADT - artificial electronic doubling by slightly altering the signal & making two out of it - eased Lennon's limited patience starting around 'Revolver'...
- Thx BB Sir !
  2:24pm Steve Kos:

Bump Step - 3rd time in the last 6 months I'm aware of that you've played it. Apparently you're as enamored of this odd, groovy record as I am. Wondering if this could be considered the first rap record (albeit over a Middle Eastern groove).
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