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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)  
Grateful Dead  Cream Puff War   Options So Many Roads Sampler (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1966 / 1999  Live Fillmore West 7-16-66  0:02:56 Pop‑up)  
Jonna Gault and Her Symphonopop Scene  Wonder Why I Guess   Options Sir Psych #40 (CD-R) from the Brainen Archive   1968 / ?    0:07:25 Pop‑up)  
Left Banke  Dark Is The Bark   Options Too (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1968 / 2011    0:10:06 Pop‑up)  
Dinah Washington  This Bitter Earth   Options (MP3) from the Brainen Archive   1960  original version  0:13:37 Pop‑up)  
Beach Boys  My Only Sunshine (The Old Master Painter/You Are My Sunshine)   Options The Smile Sessions (CD box set) from the Brainen Archive   1967 / 2011    0:16:11 Pop‑up)  
Todd Rundgren  Birthday Carol (intro) / There Are No Words   Options Runt (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1970 / 2011    0:18:22 Pop‑up)  
Dinah Washington & Max Richter  This Bitter Earth / On The Nature Of Daylight   Options Shutter Island (MP3) from the Brainen Archive   1960 / 2010  OST. Credit where it's due: I believe Robbie Robertson is responsible for joining together Dinah's voice w/Richter's music. It is a work of genius and a deeply moving blend.  0:21:29 Pop‑up)  
Jack Nitzsche  String Quartet From Whiskey Boot Hill   Options Neil Young - "Neil Young" (CD-R) from the Brainen Archive   1968  1st mix of debut album
see comments for Richard Henderson's explanation of the trials & tribs of this debut album. 
0:26:59 Pop‑up)  
Roger Kellaway  Esque   Options Cello Quartet (CD)   1970 / 2004    0:28:12 Pop‑up)  
Music behind DJ:
"frogs and more frogs" @ Joe Bauer's 
        0:29:01 Pop‑up)  
Shirley Ellis w/ Lincoln Chase  Ever See A Diver Kiss His Wife While the Bubbles Bounce About Above the Water?   Options Three Six Nine! - The Best Of Shirley Ellis (CD) * from the Brainen Archive   1966 / 2018    0:41:01 Pop‑up)  
Lincoln Chase  Johnny Klingeringding   Options The Explosive... (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1958    0:43:31 Pop‑up)  
Mulatu Astatke with Ethiopian Quintet  I Faram Gami I Faram   Options The Story of Ethio Jazz 1965-1975 (CD) from the Brainen Archive   ? / 2009    0:45:56 Pop‑up)  
Hank Marr w/ James Blood  Greens A Go Go   Options Sounds From The Marr-ket Place (CD-R) from the Brainen Archive   1968  Thanks to Wm. from Dumont  0:49:05 Pop‑up)  
James Blood (Ulmer)  Woman Coming   Options Tales Of Captain Black (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1979    0:51:25 Pop‑up)  
KC and the Sunshine Band  Keep It Comin' Love   Options Part 3 & More (CD)   1976 / 1994    0:54:53 Pop‑up)  
Music behind DJ:
"frogs and more & more frogs" @ Joe Bauer's 
        0:57:09 Pop‑up)  
Peter & Gordon  A Mess Of Blues   Options I Go To Pieces (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1965  Brian Jones-harmonica  1:10:45 Pop‑up)  
A Study Of Divinations  Karma   Options P.F. Sloan / The Grass Roots - Songs Of Other Times (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1967 / 1988    1:13:22 Pop‑up)  
Peter Lewis w/ David West  He   Options Live At The Lobero Theatre (CD) from the Brainen Archive   2003  Thanks to Scott Earle & Joe Chris Morris  1:17:16 Pop‑up)  
Eric Dolphy  Music Matador   Options Conversations (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1963 / 1986    1:21:38 Pop‑up)  
Music behind DJ:
"frogs and more frogs" @ Joe Bauer's 
        1:30:51 Pop‑up)  
Gene Clark  Yesterday Am I Right (version 2)   Options Back Street Mirror (EP) * from the Brainen Archive   1967 / 2018    1:40:46 Pop‑up)  
NRBQ  Love Is Waiting   Options High Noon - A 50-Year Retrospective (CD) from the Brainen Archive   2001 / 2017    1:43:53 Pop‑up)  
Everly Bros.  Bowling Green   Options Live At The BBC (CD)   1968 / 1998  Thanks to Neal Skok  1:46:49 Pop‑up)  
Pete Donnelly  Vision Control   Options Phases Of The Soul (CD) * from the Brainen Archive   2018    1:49:24 Pop‑up)  
Fats Domino  No No Baby   Options The Fat Man's Frenzy (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1951 / 2006    1:52:35 Pop‑up)  
Ginger Johnson & His African Messengers  A You Momma   Options African Party (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1967 / 2001    1:54:52 Pop‑up)  
Music behind DJ:
"frogs and more frogs" @ Joe Bauer's 
        1:55:05 Pop‑up)  

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

Listener comments!

  9:02am 1whoknewcthulhu:

Good morning, Bob and all.
  9:03am dan:

Good morning everyone
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am Rich in Bay Ridge:

Good morning.
  9:04am zzz:

good morning!! love love waking up to the dead!!
  9:05am zzz:

when garcia was a punk/garage rocker
  9:05am Doc Rock:

Good Morning Bob & All Listeners!
The Dead! Good Start 2Day!!
Greetings Jeff!!!
Avatar 9:05am SmokinJ:

Nice! Mornin' all!
Avatar 9:08am jake6573:

Good morning room
  9:09am dan:

Lesley Gore meets Phillip Glass.
Avatar 9:09am jake6573:

at 56 years old, just started listening to the dead. Suffice to say,love em, can't get enough of them !
Avatar 9:13am WilliamfromDumont:

Morning Bob and all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14am Cooh John:

Good morning BB. I am a frequent listener who appreciates your show. Thanks for all you do.
  9:18am davefromtoronto:

i believe that's denny singing that one...
  9:18am dan:

The musical genius that is Brian Wilson
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:22am melinda:

Hi Bob and all!
  9:30am dan:

Roger Kellaway, who wrote the piano outro to All In The Family.
  9:32am windy city:

thanks for bringing the sunshine on a rainy day
Avatar 9:36am WilliamfromDumont:

Only a few of the tracks have noticeably different mixes. To my ears anyway.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:46am melinda:

@dan right! there are some youtubes of Carroll O'Connor singing the lyrics, too.
  9:54am Jeff:

Hey Doc + All, crazy morning! Bklyn-NJ-Bklyn. Listening on phone and car radio. The music is the only sane thing today! Thanks Bob!
  9:56am CHAD PEARSON:

Loved me some KC and the Sunshine Band as a kid!
Avatar 9:56am WilliamfromDumont:

Love this KC song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58am unpopularfred:

I keep coming to WFMU for the James Blood Ulmer / KC and the Sunshine Band sugues
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59am Cooh John:

Thanks for playing Hank Marr from Columbus, OH.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59am melinda:

I loved KC too.
  10:04am dan:

I was surprised that you played KC.
  10:06am MikeyinNC:

Boogie Shoes
  10:06am miles:

there's a huge audio problem - your mike is failing or something
  10:07am miles:

whoops nevermind no problem
  10:12am dan:

Wow, Peter, Gordon and a Stone.
  10:19am MikeyinNC:

Peter Lewis - outstanding!! Love Wow, Moby Grape's 2nd Lp. What a great song.
  10:23am Andrea in Jersey City:

That was so pretty
  10:24am mrmucho:

lucky people at that show!
  10:37am GC South Slope:

Also Clifford Jordan on soprano sax there on Music Matador!
  10:37am Dean:

Per Discogs:
Alto Saxophone – Huey Simmons*
Bass – Richard Davis (2)
Bass Clarinet – Eric Dolphy
Flute – Prince Lasha
Soprano Saxophone – Clifford Jordan
Written-By – Lasha*, Simmons*
  10:38am Dean:

Huey being Sonny
  10:40am Dean:

1976 I saw Jane Asher in a play, Strawberry Fields, in London.
  Swag For Life Member 10:41am tadpoles:

Blues = Mod Speak for Speed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:49am fred:

Good morning Bob and all
Avatar 10:53am Buddha of Suburbia:

morning Bob..morning all!
Avatar 10:54am mb:

Good morning Bob and all. Wait fred allready said that..

Howdy all!
Avatar 10:56am WilliamfromDumont:

Fine show today Bob.
Avatar 10:26am Bob Brainen:

Thanks to Richard Henderson for explaining (again) the saga of Neil Young's 1st album:
Mr. Young and his producer David Briggs finished and delivered the former's first solo lp to Reprise, not knowing that their record had been earmarked as the guinea pig for an experimental mastering process designed to make one disc compatible with both mono record players (which in '69 still held market hegemony) and stereos. The process was known as HAECO-CSQ. Here's a description, in Neil's own words as excerpted from his 'Waging Heavy Peace' memoir. I have bolded a significant notion therein:

When we finished our first record, Reprise had some new technology they wanted to try with us. It was called the Haeco-CSG system, a new way to produce albums. According to the good folks at Wikipedia:

The Haeco-CSG or Holzer Audio Engineering–Compatible Stereo Generator system is an analog electronic device and method developed by Howard Holzer, Chief Engineer at A&M Records in Hollywood, California. His company, Holzer Audio Engineering, developed the system in the 1960s during the years of transition from monaural to stereophonic popular music recording . . . The idea behind Haeco-CSG was to create stereophonic vinyl LP records that when played on monaural equipment would allow the two-channel stereo mix to automatically “fold-down” properly to a single monaural channel . . . Generally speaking, Haeco-CSG has a degrading effect on the performance of both stereo and mono sounds processed through the system. The effect can vary substantially from one recording to another depending on the characteristics of the original unprocessed sound. The system “blurs” the focus of lead vocals and other sounds mixed to the center of a stereo recording. As bass frequencies are centered on most recordings, it also causes a partial loss of low frequency information, making the resulting sound somewhat “tinny.”

Holy shit!

This completely fucked up my first solo record, Neil Young, so that it didn’t sound anything like the mixes! What a beginning! My first solo record release! My masterpiece! I was totally blown out, being a technical freak of sorts even at that age. We went back in the studio and, of course, overreacting, remixed a few tracks and took the process off the other tracks. We should not have done any more remixing.

Then the next version of the record (which was also called Neil Young) was released with the changes. Unlike the first edition, it had my name across the top of the album cover in big letters so you could know it was a different edition. Some copies of the original made it into the marketplace, and they are collector’s pieces today.

Ultimately, the record was disappointing to myself and to my fans. All the people who were really waiting for it went out and got the bad version. That was a big learning experience.

(Brainen footnote: the album wasn't a disappointment to me, I didn't know enough to realize anything was wrong. I did notice that the CD version lacked bottom,
but it remains my favorite Neil album.)
  3:56pm Wendy Smith:

Just listening to Alex Chilton - Like Flies on Sherbert for the first time. It’s the best worst album - right!? It’s terrible but there’s something about it that I gotta keep listening. Probably more than once
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