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Turning over the toy box and jamming together the gloriously mismatched musical Lincoln Logs, Legos and Tinker Toys from Tin Pan Alley pluggers, pickled egg tavern weepers, lockstep soul ensembles, skinny-tie power poppers, Eurotrash ravers, moontanned art school rockers, drunken soccer anthems and anything else that seems like a good idea at the time. There are no guilty pleasures.

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Options July 13, 2018: Show #257: It's hot in Topeka.

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
Uncle Michael  Hinky Dinky Time Open   Options         0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
War   Galaxy (Part I)   Options single (b/w Galaxy (Part II))  MCA   1977    0:04:21 (Pop‑up)
George Duke   Reach For It   Options single (b/w Reach For It)  Epic   1977    0:08:32 (Pop‑up)
High Inergy  You Can't Turn Me Off (In The Middle Of Turning Me On)   Options single (b/w Save It For A Rainy Day)  Gordy   1977    0:13:19 (Pop‑up)
L.T.D.   (Every Time I Turn Around) Back In Love Again   Options single (b/w Material Things)  A&M   1977    0:16:42 (Pop‑up)
Con Funk Shun  Ffun   Options single (b/w Indian Summer Love )  Mercury   1977    0:20:11 (Pop‑up)
Earth, Wind & Fire   Serpentine Fire (Vocal Version)   Options single (b/w Serpentine Fire (Instrumental Version))  Columbia   1977    0:23:32 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Buck Owens 
Raz-Ma-Taz Polka   Options The Guitar Player  Capitol   1968    0:27:19 (Pop‑up)
Harry Nilsson   Gotta Get Up (Demo Version)   Options prev. unr.  RCA Victor   1971  (From: Nilsson Schmilsson [Remaster])  0:33:11 (Pop‑up)
The Fleetwoods   You Should Have Been There   Options single (b/w Sure Is Lonesome Downtown)  Dolton   1963    0:34:22 (Pop‑up)
Paul & Linda McCartney  3 Legs   Options Ram  Apple   1971    0:36:11 (Pop‑up)
The Beatles  I'm Looking Through You   Options Rubber Soul  Parlophone   1965    0:38:52 (Pop‑up)
The Chambers Brothers  Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go   Options Unbonded  Avco   1973    0:41:08 (Pop‑up)
Macarthur Park   Lotti Lotti   Options single (b/w Love Is Coming)  Philips   1971  (From: Bubblegum MF Volume 10)  0:44:06 (Pop‑up)
Tommy James And The Shondells   Mony Mony   Options single (b/w One Two Three And I Fell)  Roulette   1968    0:47:13 (Pop‑up)
Alex Chilton  I Can Dig It   Options Free Again: The "1970" Sessions  Omnivore   2012    0:49:55 (Pop‑up)
Lemon Twigs   If You Give Enough   Options Go To School  4AD   2018    0:53:35 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Buck Owens 
Mexican Polka   Options The Guitar Player  Capitol   1968    0:56:18 (Pop‑up)
Johnny Parker's Washboard Band   The Fox's Tail   Options Barrell House (EP)  Metronome   1956    1:03:54 (Pop‑up)
Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards   Fascinating Rhythm   Options shellac 10" (b-side to I'll Take Her Back If She Wants To Come Back)  Perfect   1925    1:07:13 (Pop‑up)
Sun Ra and His Astro Infinity Arkestra   Otherness Blue   Options My Brother the Wind, Vol. II  El Saturn   1971    1:09:56 (Pop‑up)
Nina Simone   I Like The Sunrise   Options Nina Simone Sings Ellington  Colpix   1962    1:14:35 (Pop‑up)
Wilson Pickett   Groovin'   Options single (b/w Time To Let The Sun Shine On Me)  Big Tree   1978  (From: Funky Midnight Mover: The Atlantic Studio Recordings 1962 - 1978)  1:17:30 (Pop‑up)
The Stylistics   Rockin' Roll Baby   Options single (b/w Pieces)  Avco   1973    1:21:07 (Pop‑up)
Richard Himber And His Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra   Just One Of Those Things   Options shellac 10" (b-side to I'm Painting The Town Red (To Hide A Heart That's Blue))  Victor   1935  (From: Kenny's & Nita's Verzameling)  1:25:12 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Buck Owens 
Tokyo Polka   Options The Guitar Player  Capitol   1968    1:27:58 (Pop‑up)
Julie Driscoll  Those That We Love   Options 1969  Polydor   1971    1:33:24 (Pop‑up)
Billy Eckstine and His Orchestra   In a Sentimental Mood   Options shellac 10" (b-side to My Silent Love)  National   1946  (From: The Ultimate Jazz Archive)  1:38:03 (Pop‑up)
Chet Baker Quartet Featuring Russ Freeman   Moon Love   Options Chet Baker Quartet Featuring Russ Freeman  Pacific Jazz   1953  (From: The Ultimate Jazz Archive)  1:40:33 (Pop‑up)
Hadda Brooks  Hip Shakin' Boogie   Options Sings And Swings  Crown   1963  (From: Swingin' The Boogie)  1:43:43 (Pop‑up)
Sol Hoopii's Novelty Trio  Uheuhene   Options shellac 10" (b/w Pua o' kealoha)  Columbia   1930  (From: With My Little Ukulele in My Hand)  1:46:22 (Pop‑up)
Slim Gaillard Flat Foot Floogie Boys  Lookin' For A Place To Park   Options shellac 10" (b-side to Hit That Mess)  Okeh   1940  (From: The Groove Juice Special)  1:49:36 (Pop‑up)
Michel Delpech  Wight Is Wight   Options single (b/w Wight Is Wight (Instrumental))  Barclay   1969  (From: 100 Franse Klassiekers Volume 2)  1:52:30 (Pop‑up)
Bee Gees  Suddenly   Options Odessa  Polydor   1969    1:56:13 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Buck Owens 
Buck's Polka   Options The Guitar Player  Capitol   1968    1:58:37 (Pop‑up)
Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys   Twice As Much   Options single (b/w Reaching For The Moon)  Capitol   1963    2:03:52 (Pop‑up)
Buck Owens   I Don't Care (Just As Long As You Love Me)   Options single (b/w Don't Let Her Know)  Capitol   1964  (From: The Very Best Of Buck Owens - Vol. 1)  2:05:59 (Pop‑up)
Loretta Lynn   Before I'm Over You   Options single (b/w Where Were You)  Decca   1963  (From: Honky Tonk Girl: The Loretta Lynn Collection)  2:07:58 (Pop‑up)
George Jones & Melba Montgomery   Please Be My Love   Options single (b/w Will There Ever Be Another)  United Artists   1964    2:10:23 (Pop‑up)
KItty Wells   I've Thought of Leaving Too   Options single (b/w Password)  Decca   1964  (From: Country Music Time)  2:12:48 (Pop‑up)
Sheb Wooley   Blue Guitar   Options single (b/w Natchez Landing)  MGM   1964  (From: Country & Western Hit Parade 1954)  2:15:28 (Pop‑up)
Jean Shepard   Second Fiddle (To An Old Guitar)   Options single (b/w Two Little Boys)  Capitol   1964    2:18:01 (Pop‑up)
Billy Walker  Cross The Brazos At Waco   Options single (b/w Down To My Last Cigarette)  Columbia   1964  (From: Country & Western Hit Parade 1964)  2:20:06 (Pop‑up)
Marty Robbins  The Cowboy In The Continental Suit   Options single (b/w Man Walks Among Us)  Columbia   1964    2:22:50 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Buck Owens  
Country Polka   Options The Guitar Player  Capitol   1968    2:25:40 (Pop‑up)
Nick Lowe  American Squirm   Options Labour of Lust  Radar   1979    2:30:35 (Pop‑up)
Reverend Horton Heat   Let Me Teach You How To Eat   Options Rev  Victory  2014    2:32:56 (Pop‑up)
Georgia Jumpers   Guitar Rhythm   Options shellac 10" (b-side to California Blues)  Columbia   1931  (From: With My Little Ukulele in My Hand)  2:36:10 (Pop‑up)
Senator Jones   Call The Sheriff   Options single (b-side to Let Your Self Go)  Whurley Burley   1967  (From: VA - Sixty Smokin' Soul Senders)  2:39:32 (Pop‑up)
Tyrone Davis  After All This Time   Options single (b/w Come And Get This Ring)  Dakar   1972  (From: Dakar A's & B's - The Hit Singles)  2:41:46 (Pop‑up)
The Donkeys  Don't Go   Options single (b/w Living Legends)  Rhesus   1980    2:44:58 (Pop‑up)
The Guess Who  No Time   Options single (b/w Proper Stranger)  RCA Victor   1970  (From: Track Record: The Guess Who Collection)  2:48:12 (Pop‑up)
If   Follow That With Your Performing Seals   Options Not Just Another Bunch Of Pretty Faces  Gull   1974    2:51:49 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Fleetwood Mac 
Albatross   Options single (b/w Jigsaw Puzzle Blues)  Blue Horizon   1968    2:57:31 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 12:03pm Brian in UK:


I think that using two hands on the tennis racket to hit shots is cheating and lacks style.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm listener james from westwood:

Greetings, UM and all!! Roasting out in NJ, too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07pm Stanley:

It's Outa Sight!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07pm Uncle Michael:

Brian! James! Stanley!
  12:07pm Alex in Illinois:

Out of sight! It's gone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08pm Uncle Michael:

  12:08pm Alex in Illinois:

I had this 45 when I was a kid. I think it came out after Star Wars
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:09pm Uncle Michael:

Two hands on a racket when draining pasta is acceptable.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:09pm Stanley:

Dear USA, thank you for sending us your most recent president. Unfortunately it is malfunctioning in many ways and appears to be dangerous, so we are returning it.
Avatar 12:09pm Brian in UK:

'77 Punk was taking a grip over here.
Avatar 12:10pm Sem:

War, I ask you. What is it good for?

Good enough for me. Hello, UM, UM-ers, the hinky, the dinky, those who make no distinction, and those who(m) do.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:11pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar 12:11pm Brian in UK:

Hey Sem 'n Stanley.
New chicken coop and run arrived yesterday. Trouble is I just got a case of Mallet finger.
Avatar 12:11pm Sem:

Have you tried turning him off, then turning him back on again, Britain?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:12pm Uncle Michael:

Whack him on the side.
Avatar 12:12pm Sem:

I'd hold out for gold finger, t'were I you, BiUK.

Lucky chickens, one more day of freedom.
Avatar 12:12pm Brian in UK:

If only it were that easy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:12pm Uncle Michael:

I'm sittin' over here on Aardman Farm...
Avatar 12:13pm Brian in UK:

When coop is finished we will get some more rescued chickens.
Avatar 12:15pm Brian in UK:

I am a little parched myself.
Avatar 12:18pm Brian in UK:

Since we moved to the country, the cats are having a field day. Shrews, mice, birds, mole, rabbits.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:20pm Uncle Michael:

Someday I won't live on six wooded acres and I will miss the action.
Avatar 12:23pm Brian in UK:

Uncle, got a one day chainsaw course, a week tomorrow. Then the action starts!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:24pm Uncle Michael:

I love quality time with my chainsaw...but I try to do it in the spring before the heat sets in. Sometimes one has no choice.
Avatar 12:25pm Roberto:

Hunky Unky Time!
Avatar 12:25pm Brian in UK:

Did Hi Tension ever hit big over your way. Saw them supporting Heatwave, late 70s.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:26pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:27pm Uncle Michael:

I don't know Hi Tension but I'm guessing I'd recognize their hit.
Avatar 12:28pm Brian in UK:

Uncle, our half acre has been sadly neglected for too long. Got some catching up to do.
Avatar 12:28pm βrian:

When falsetto ruled! (Sorry, Luciano.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:30pm listener james from westwood:

@Brian in UK: I had a good primer on various musical/style cultures back in college that detailed that period of UK history. IIRC one of the crucial early years, maybe even '77, there was, as there is now, a ridiculous heat wave.
Avatar 12:30pm βrian:

I hate to be schweddy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:34pm doctorjazz:

Hey all, on the way to "the country" (Berkshires ), 3 day weekend listening on the drive, happy to get away for a few days.
Avatar 12:36pm Brian in UK:

@james '76 was the hottest year since forever over here. The quality of the POP music was wonderfully raw. Seventies credibility has improved over time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:37pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:38pm Sweet Corn Lizzie:

Good morning! Hot here in Sunnyvale.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:39pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:42pm doctorjazz:

I've heard these guys somewhere ..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:45pm listener james from westwood:

That was it, '76. Now I recall! And Hinky Dinky Time is one of the places I go to hear those many great bits of the Seventies that I missed at the time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:45pm doctorjazz:

I think the Beatles overexposure has let up some... My 20 year old daughter and her boyfriend have some mixed into their punk-pop playlists on Spotify.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:46pm listener james from westwood:

The book was Dick Hebdidge, "Subculture: The Meaning of Style." May have come in for criticism since it's late-80s release. Very scholarly but I'd never heard of Teds, mods, rockers, and the like before reading it for college.
Avatar 12:49pm βrian:

I recall that heat wave. The girl next door travelled to Britain and it was all she could talk about.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:50pm doctorjazz:

The original! Tommy James! (liked the dance remake as well)
Avatar 12:51pm Brian in UK:

@james so much of the angst in post war UK was reflected in the yoof culture, ie Teddy Boys, Mods and Rockers. The new age was approaching, no more rationing and grey days.
Avatar 12:55pm Brian in UK:

On reflection 1968 was my pivotal year. Started Saturday job, first gig, abroad for the first time. First motorcycle, John Peel show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:05pm listener james from westwood:

Just used one of my favorite words on Twitter: embiggen. I dig cromulent, too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:06pm Uncle Michael:

I'm a big "diaphanous" man. "Stalwart" is good too.
Avatar 1:07pm Brian in UK:

@james Notwithstanding does it for me. Oh and Pusillanimous.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:11pm doctorjazz:

Like this Washboard band... This was a bit late for that sound, (unless it was reissued), most of that was 10-15 years earlier. Cool. Ike is cool too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:13pm Uncle Michael:

I don't think it was a reissue. I think it comes from this odd transition between trad and skiffle.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:23pm doctorjazz:

Ah, it's British, that explains the time lag... They picked up on Muddy Waters and the rest 10-20 years after the originals were cut (of course, they made it mainstream, instead of "race records")
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:27pm doctorjazz:

So, that's a big issue these days and .. Was that "cultural appropriation " or healthy mixing and hybridization of styles. Was it white rap, or rockabilly?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:30pm doctorjazz:

Speaking of interesting mixes, Jeff G once linked to a great Sun Ra does Gershwin album, I think it was on Bandcamp.
  1:31pm Doug Schulkind:

Heading out for dinner. It’s early for Ikaria. Most locals ate sitting down to sup around 10pm, which is 90 minutes from now.
Avatar 1:33pm βrian:

Is there such a thing as dry retsina? I've never had.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:37pm Uncle Michael:

Doug! Enjoy your repast.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:52pm 23 Wolves:

Luvvin' Sol Hoopi and the show in general. Always good!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:52pm Uncle Michael:

23W! Thanks.
Avatar 2:09pm Brian in UK:

Nice one, Uncle. To the kitchen.
Good weekend everyone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:10pm Uncle Michael:

Take care, Brian. Thanks for listening.
Avatar 2:17pm ndbob:

afternoon UM and everyone
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:18pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:22pm doctorjazz:

There's just no good yodeling these days.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:22pm listener james from westwood:

Love this Walker track.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:23pm Uncle Michael:

A whole lot of Marty in Billy.
Avatar 2:23pm ndbob:

not much doctorjazz
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:25pm doctorjazz:

Disappearing art, I'd say.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:27pm doctorjazz:

Jimmy Rodgers could really do a great yodel. Wonder how it got to country music.
  2:27pm Doug Schulkind:

Just selected our fish. We were walked into the kitchen where we pointed at our desired fare from a iced pile of fresh-caught creatures. I think mine winked at me.
Avatar 2:28pm ndbob:

heya Doug!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:29pm doctorjazz:

As long as it doesn't wink on the plate.
Avatar 2:30pm Dominick:

Avatar 2:32pm ndbob:

good one here!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:33pm doctorjazz:

There's a push to get American Idiot climb the charts in England while he's there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:35pm doctorjazz:

My turn to drive ,still listening, but no posting ,so great weekend all! Thanks for the great driving company, UM!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:35pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:36pm Uncle Michael:

See ya Doc!
Avatar 2:38pm Dominick:

Yeah! I'll just fill my pipe.

Avatar 2:48pm still b/p:

Just back from an island off Maine coast. It ain't Greek but all good to me. Small village. Dramatic cliffs. Small brewery.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:48pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar 2:49pm still b/p:

15 Hinky Dinky minutes is better than no minutes at all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:50pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks, my friend.
Avatar 2:52pm Roberto:

Who'd have guessed?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:52pm Sweet Corn Lizzie:

I don't like anything else by Guess Who but always liked this weird song.
Avatar 2:53pm ndbob:

time to go - excellent show UM!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:54pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks, Bob. Take care.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:59pm listener james from westwood:

Many thanks, UM!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:03pm Uncle Michael:

Bye all!
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