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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)  
War  The Cisco Kid   Options The World Is A Ghetto (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1972    0:01:48 Pop‑up)  
Todd & Rebop Rundgren  Wouldn't You Like To Know   Options White Knight (CD) * from the Brainen Archive   2017  father & son  0:06:13 Pop‑up)  
Sundays  Summertime   Options Static & Silence (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1997    0:10:06 Pop‑up)  
Vince Guaraldi   The Great Pumpkin Waltz   Options The Definitive... (CD box set) from the Brainen Archive   1968 / 2009    0:14:42 Pop‑up)  
Louis Prima  Jump, Jive an' Wail   Options The Wildest (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1956 / 1982    0:16:29 Pop‑up)  
Bert Kaempfert & His Orchestra  Wonderland By Night   Options Hard to Find Orchestral Instrumentals (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1960 / 1999  VAR  0:19:26 Pop‑up)  
Earl Van Dyke [and the Funk Brothers]  He Was Really Sayin' Somethin'   Options A Cellarful Of Motown (CD box set) from the Brainen Archive   1965 / 2002    0:22:55 Pop‑up)  
Shin Diggers  Scootin' Along   Options Shindig! (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1964  VAR  0:26:18 Pop‑up)  
Jimmie Rodgers  Liza   Options Sings Folk Songs (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1958    0:28:31 Pop‑up)  
Music behind DJ:
"birds @ 302 Chestnut" 
        0:29:58 Pop‑up)  
Baby Dodds  Spooky Drums #1   Options Talking And Drum Solos (10") from the Brainen Archive   1946    0:40:27 Pop‑up)  
Ginger Folorunzo Johnson & His Afro Cuban Band  Highlife #5   Options Highlife on the Move: Selected Nigerian & Ghanaian Recordings from London & Lagos 1954-66 (CD)   ? / 2014    0:43:54 Pop‑up)  
Shangri-Las  Heaven Only Knows   Options Sweet Things from the Ellie Greenwich & Jeff Barry Songbook (V/A) (CD)   1965 / 2015  VAR  0:46:04 Pop‑up)  
Submarine Spitfires  Since You Broke My Heart   Options The English Sound Feat. Petula Clark &... (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1966 (?)    0:48:21 Pop‑up)  
Ron Frangipane and his Orchestra  Stoned Soul Picnic   Options The Music Of Laura Nyro (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1971    0:50:58 Pop‑up)  
Laura Nyro  Stoned Soul Picnic [demo]   Options Eli and the Thirteenth Confession (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1967 / 2002    0:53:54 Pop‑up)  
Larks  The Jerk   Options Put on your Dancing Shoes (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1965 / 1985  VAR  0:57:15 Pop‑up)  
Music behind DJ:
"Bob Brainen's Soul 'n RnB tape" 
        0:57:47 Pop‑up)  
Fleetwood Mac  Tell Me All the Things You Do   Options Kiln House (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1970    1:10:43 Pop‑up)  
Mike Harrison [& Junkyard Angel]  Lonely People   Options Mike Harrison (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1971    1:14:50 Pop‑up)  
Bud Powell  Somewhere Over the Rainbow   Options The Amazing... (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1955    1:17:45 Pop‑up)  
Innocence Mission  I Haven't Seen This Day Before   Options Birds Of My Neighborhood (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1999    1:20:15 Pop‑up)  
Heitor Villa-Lobos  3rd Movement from Quattor   Options Nonetto (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1940 / 2008    1:22:35 Pop‑up)  
Juana Molina  Paraguaya   Options Halo (CD) * from the Brainen Archive   2017    1:25:22 Pop‑up)  
Music behind DJ:
"frogs and more frogs" @ Joe Bauer's  
        1:28:18 Pop‑up)  
Steve Noonan  Leaning Back And Laughing   Options Steve Noonan (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1968    1:36:22 Pop‑up)  
Greenberger, Jones & Corsano  Trouble Don   Options An Idea in Everything (CD) * from the Brainen Archive   2017    1:40:49 Pop‑up)  
NRBQ  Beverly   Options High Noon-A 50-Year Retrospective-Update (2LP) * from the Brainen Archive   1980 / 2017    1:44:48 Pop‑up)  
Guitar Underground  The Dating Game   Options 7 Great Guitars With The Now Sound (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1966    1:46:55 Pop‑up)  
Otis Redding  Gettin' Hip   Options Sould As Sung By Otis Redding & Little Joe Curtis (LP)   1960 / 1967  early 45  1:49:15 Pop‑up)  
Fabulous Cyclones  Rocking & Picking   Options Spotlight On The Champs & The Fabulous Cyclones (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1962    1:52:30 Pop‑up)  
Paul Hampton  Two Hour Honeymoon   Options Tom Ardolino's Magic Jukebox     VAR [wr by Burt Bacharach]  1:54:09 Pop‑up)  
Music behind DJ:
"frogs and more frogs" @ Joe Bauer's  
        1:56:32 Pop‑up)  

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

Listener comments!

  9:03am 1whoknewcthulhu:

Good morning, Bob and all. Hearing War's Cisco Kid reminds me that I actually used to watch reruns of The Cisco Kid on Saturday morning television.
  9:07am melinda:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12am doctorjazz:

Love this track from Sundays! New to me.
Good morning Bob and all you out there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13am doctorjazz:

(someone could do quite a long set, maybe a show, of dads and children recordings, just sayin'...)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14am doctorjazz:

(think I want to change my name to Rebop)
  9:16am mrmucho:

hi Bob, always appreciate when you spin Vince
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:16am Ken From Hyde Park:

Harriet Wheeler of Sundays has quite a recognizable voice. I knew it was her right away.
  9:18am 1whoknewcthulhu:

Vince Guraldi followed by Louis Prima. What a Saturday morning, Bob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:19am doctorjazz:

Nice sounding LP, this Prima.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:23am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Yeah what a lovely Guaraldi track.
  9:30am 1whoknewcthulhu:

Jimmie Rodgers singing at a time when EVERYTHING he sang had to sound like Honeycomb.
Avatar 9:37am KP:

Hullabaloo was for the Byrds!
  9:41am Robbie White:

I like the new Todd CD. Thanks for playing it
  9:46am Stuart Rose:

Just curious. Did Baby Dodds style by the time of his his recording reflect any influence of swing drummers? I think the wood block playing -I think they're wood blocks- was a common sound on the King Oliver recordings.
  9:46am Jack:

Man, that new Todd CD looks interesting, a lot of collaborations with some really good people.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52am doctorjazz:

Those early recordings, King Oliver, New Orleans Rhythm Kings, etc, wood blocks had to be used, no bass drums, and the drummer had to be placed far from the band/microphone, from what I recall reading. The acoustic recordings were sensitive, drums that were too close/loud would make the needle jump and ruin the recording. I'm sure drummers heard each other live, though, but who knows what they sounded like with the full kit...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52am Greg from ZONE 5:

Morning, Bob and all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Half Century of MontereyPop this weekend.
Here, @ least, Laura Nyro is always appreciated.
  9:55am Stuart Rose:

Thanks, Doctor.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57am doctorjazz:

Love this Nyro demo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

How drums mastered to vinyl still a concern now for considering the justifications for the Sgt. Pepper remixes now. (Much less in pre-electric microphone days.)
  9:59am Stuart Rose:

What a demo. Perfect version.
Monterey Pop- musically so rich. And a beautiful film, though our boys, Moby Grape, are missing.
  9:59am Dean:

Kevin Whitehead's notes to Atavistic's 2003 reissue of "Spooky Drums," etc., is helpful. KW notes that BD "as a conservator, resisting modern trends." He also reports an inventory of BD's kit at the session. It included a "pedal-equipped bass drum." Good liner notes.
  10:00am Dean:

*"was a conservator..."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02am doctorjazz:

Sure, would read how a musician/band loved a particular engineer/producer's "drum sound" on a recording came out, a recording is basically an artifact, microphones hear differently than ears do, lots of different ways to record.

(the justification for the Sgt Pepper's remaster/reissue seems to me mostly financial...)
  10:04am Dean:

"[A] recording is basically an artifact..." Amen.
  10:06am ellliot:

Submarine spitfire is the airplane in the Blitz that saved Great Britain and hence the World. Canarsie is next to Coney Island in Brooklyn - sheesh Bob!
  10:06am moe:

Brooklyn, Bob...
  10:07am Dean:

He was referring to the feeling of being alone in the studio.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:08am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Well - when I really hear the new Pepper stuff (I'm afraid I can't help them w/ their finances just now) - I'll have more of an opinion. It's not a replacement or anything - it's a Sessions presentation of just that - artifacts. So the opinionated on boths sides (& I) should maybe calm down a bit...
Avatar 10:11am glenn:

they would have been better with just kirwan and green. jeremy spencer kinda bores me.
  10:11am Jeff:

Hey Elliot, no offense, but Canarsie is not next to Coney Island. Traveling east from Coney Island, one would pass Brighton Beach, Sheepshead Bay, Bergen Beach and Mill Basin before you get to Canarsie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:13am doctorjazz:

True dat, quite a drive from Canarsie to Coney Island.
Avatar 10:15am glenn:

although jeremy did write somebody's gonna get their head kicked in tonight, later made famous by the rezillos. or revillos.
  10:18am Mark in Toronto:

Bob, I'm reading Small Town Talk, by Barney Hoskyns, all about the town of Woodstock and the musicians that used to live there/haunt it. On page 228, there is a brief mention of a character named Bob "the Brain" Brainen, and his interaction with Karen Dalton. Is this you? I enjoyed the book and learned a lot.
  10:19am moe:

from Brooklyn and not a path train rider, i got lost going to Prudential Center for the Tom Petty, Joe Walsh show and ended up in Hoboken at an unfriendly bar across from the station... nobody seemed to know anything or wouldn't even talk to me... Luckily the Bouncer was from Brooklyn and straightened me out...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:20am doctorjazz:

RRN63-not sure if my comment was upsetting, wasn't meant as such; I've been kicking around whether I "need" to buy the new Pepper for a while now, put it in my Amazon cart, take it out, been conflicted about it as well (those are my current thoughts, just a way to resell it, but I could change my mind any minute). Beatles don't need to sell it again, but record companies never tire of repackaging old stuff, much profit, little expense...

POWELL!!! What a great track!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:24am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Not a thing Dr. As I say - haven't accessed it myself yet to make an opinion. Do I want to hear everything I can from those sessions? Wull - yes. How that's presented is another question.
Poor BudPowell. I wouldn't mind owning everything by him...
  10:29am karen:

Greetings Bob and fellow Brainiacs from western Michigan, where the sun is shining and the lake breeze is in full effect.
  10:39am Jeff:

I caught a set by Steve Noonan from Kulak's Woodshed (a tiny live music space in LA) a month or 2 ago on Concert Window. Jackson Browne's brother Severin hosts a weekly gig there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:47am doctorjazz:

This NRBQ box is great (not news to some, but my belated catch up with the band).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:47am doctorjazz:

some is "Update" on vinyl, cool!
  10:51am David in ATL from NJ:

Another great show today, Bob. Thanks so much for your efforts each week.
  10:56am Stuart Rose:

This bit of dialogue is repulsive.
Avatar 10:57am glenn:

this is the hipster version of ninety miles an hour down a dead end street.
  10:58am Dean:

Wow, Bacharach? This complements well his "Mexican Divorce," which I deem the greatest pop song of all time.
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