Options Sophisticated Boom Boom with Sheila B.: Playlist from December 13, 2019 Options

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Female-fronted pop from the past, present, and future; from all over the globe. And the occasional man.

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Images New Approx. start time
The Chromatics  Sound Of Silence   Options Closer To Grey  Italians Do It Better  2019   
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Minnie Riperton  Minnie’s Lament   Options Adventures In Paradise  Capitol Records  1975   
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Quarteto Em Cy  Incelensa   Options Quarteto Em Cy  EMI Records Brasil  1972   
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The Chromatics  You're No Good   Options Closer To Grey  italians Do It Better  2019  ARGGHHHH!!! I did not intend to play this song, but oh well!!    *   0:14:10 (Pop‑up)
Dengue Fever  Sleepwalking Through the Mekong   Options Escape From the Dragon House  M80 Music  2015   
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The Breakaways  Sacred Love   Options   CBS  1967        0:21:49 (Pop‑up)
The Three Degrees  You're the Fool   Options   Roulette  1970        0:24:57 (Pop‑up)
Diana Ross  It’s My House   Options The Boss  Motown  1999  From 1979 
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Buffalo Daughter  Oui Oui   Options Konjac-Tion  Buffalo Ranch  2014   
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Junglepussy  Spiders   Options   Junglepussy  2019   
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St. Vincent  Slow Disco – EOD Remix   Options   Loma Vista Recordings  2019      *   0:44:55 (Pop‑up)
Ace Of Cups  Music   Options It’s Bad For You But Buy It  Ace Records  2011   
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Annie Hart  Phoenicia No Coffee   Options A Softer Offering  Annie Hart  2019   
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Diana Dors  I Feel So Mmm….   Options The Fabulous Mae West & Other Wonderful Girls  Sepia Records  2006  From 1953      0:53:48 (Pop‑up)
Aizita  Faz De Conta   Options Nicole Conte Presents Viagem 3  Far Out Recordings  2011  From 1964      0:56:33 (Pop‑up)
Third Wave  Love Train   Options Gilles Peterson – Magic Peterson Sunshine  Edel Germany GmbH  2016  From 1971      0:58:38 (Pop‑up)
Cleo  Et Moi, Et Toi, Et Soie   Options   Disques Vogue  1966   
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The Seshen  Dive   Options Cyan  Tru Thoughts  2019   
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Cat’s Eyes  Girl in the Room   Options Treasure House  Cat's Eyes  2016   
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Helen Merrill  Quiet Nights   Options The Artistry Of Helen Merrill  Mainstream  1964   
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Lili Verona  Big Instrument   Options London Is the Place For Me 6: Mento, Calypso, Jazz, and Highlife from Young Black London  Honest Jon’s Records  2013  The most fabulous ode to the upright bass!... or not ;)      1:19:00 (Pop‑up)
Natalia Lafourcade  Humanidad (feat. Los Macorinos)   Options Musas (Un Homenaje al Folclore Latinoamericano en Manos de Los Macorinos) Vol. 2  Sony Music Mexico  2018   
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Rihanna  Same Ol’ Mistakes   Options ANTI  Roc Nation Records  2016   
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Janis Ian  Society's Child   Options Sophisticated Boom Boom: The Shadow Morton Story  Ace Records    From 1965      1:41:51 (Pop‑up)
Phoebe Bridgers  Georgia Lee   Options Come On Up To the House: Women Sing Waits  Dualtone Music Group  2019   
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Penelope  Nous Sommes Comme Nous Sommes   Options   Disques Vogue  1970   
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The United States of America  Cloud Song   Options The United States of America  Sundazed  2004  From 1967 
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Charlotte Gainsbourg  Rest   Options Rest  Because Music  2017   
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Evelyn “Champagne” King  I Think My Heart Is Telling   Options Music Box  RCA Records  2014  From 1979 
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Louisa Mark  Keep It Like It Is   Options Love Is All I Bring: Reggae Hits & Rarities By The Queens Of Trojan  Sanctuary  2019  From 1977 / MY SINGLE OF THE WEEK! And while we're at it, let's give this RELEASE OF THE WEEK as well! 
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Molly Burch  Holiday Dreaming   Options The Molly Burch Christmas Album  Captured Tracks  2019  Live on Sophisticated Boom Boom next Friday 12/20! 
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Eiichi Ohtaki  Ame No Wednesday   Options A Long Vacation  Niagara  2001  From 1981 
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Lin Pesto  Bir Düşün   Options   Tamar Records  2017   
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Reparata & the Delrons  Weather Forecast   Options   Stateside / EMI  1967   
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Chaka Khan  Clouds   Options Naughty  Warner Bros.  1980   
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Big Mama Thornton  Wade In the Water   Options This Ain’t No Mountain Music  Arhoolie Productions  2014  From 1968      2:29:38 (Pop‑up)
Bobbie Gentry  Thunder In the Afternoon   Options Ode To Billie Joe  Curb Records  1992  Recorded in 1976 / unreleased until 1992      2:38:16 (Pop‑up)
El Perro Del Mar  Dog   Options Tim Peaks: Songs For A Late-Night Diner  Ace Records  2019  From 2006 
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Men I Trust  Air   Options Oncle Jazz  Independent  2019   
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Carla Dal Forno  Lay Me Down   Options Top Of the Pops  Not On Label  2018   
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Zephyr  High Flying Bird   Options Sunset Ride  Warner Bros.  1972   
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Listener comments!

  2:56pm P-90:

“By the way, can you play Jingle Bells? You know, deck them halls and all that jazz? No, no. You don't get it at all. I mean ‘Jingle Bells.’ You know, Santa Claus and ho-ho-ho, and mistletoe and presents to pretty girls...and the occasional man...”
— DJ Lucy Van P, “A Charlie Boom Christmas”
Avatar 2:59pm ncjay:

Hello Sheila and all Friday afternoon music lovers!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 3:00pm listener james from westwood:

Afternoon, Sheila and all!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:00pm Guido from Cologne:

Hello Sheila!
  3:01pm battleaxe:

Hello Sheila and Co.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 3:01pm Handy Haversack:

Super excited to be working from home so I can hear the whole show this week instead of the last 15 mins.!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm Yes:

Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 3:02pm Kevin-san:

I'm at home too, been looking forward to 3 PM all day!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm ParUbi:

Build a Gingerbread House!
  3:03pm Jocelyn:

Happy Friday Everyone!
Avatar 3:04pm northguineahills:

wow, on Italians do it better, very poppy for the label! digdug!
  3:05pm Dave Spice:

Hi from the UK. 8 p.m. here and. great time to chill out and listen to the show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:06pm Guido from Cologne:

Molly Burch currently enjoys some considerable airplay on Cologne radio staion WDR (it's the official North Rhine Westphalia station) with the song "To The Boy".
  3:07pm Will:

Dave, I imagine that you could probably do with cheering up after the last few weeks
  3:07pm chalmers:

Is the “Italians Do It Better” label a roundabout tribute to the death of Danny Aiello today and his role in the “Papa Don’t Preach” video where Madonna wore that t-shirt?
Avatar 3:07pm northguineahills:

@Guido: Welle Deutsch Radio?(WDR)
Avatar 3:09pm northguineahills:

Hmmmm…., don't know chalmerrs, I just know Dj Shakey introduced me to those peeps a while back, I never asked.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:09pm loveless:

Hello everyone. The songs are soothing for this dreary rainy afternoon.
Avatar 3:12pm northguineahills:

It's dreary and rainy down south here, too....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:12pm Guido from Cologne:

This is so great!
Avatar 3:14pm djsheilab:

Oh man....I was so psyched to segue into the next song I had planned and I ruined it. DOH! Hello everyone!
  3:15pm leshwatt:

Sounds good. Cheers from Ohio.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 3:16pm Handy Haversack:

We'd never have known if you hadn't told us. Sounds great.
  3:16pm Jett:

I loved Minnie Riperton so much, she was a great talent. Thanks for playing. You never fail me, SheilaB
Avatar 3:17pm northguineahills:

@djdheila:"ha-ha"nelson.jpg s/

still a good cut, nice!
Avatar 3:17pm djsheilab:

At least it's slightly in keeping with the vibe :)
  3:20pm leshwatt:

Love Dengue Fever
Avatar 3:22pm djsheilab:

And a warm welcome to you, P-90, battleaxe, listener james from westwood, ncjay, Guido from Cologne, Handy Haversack, Yes, Kevins-san, ParUbi, Jocelyn, northguineahills, Will, Dave Spice, chalmers, leshwatt, loveless + Jett!
  3:22pm mr_mike:

sick. I love dengue fever. I wish I could find more of that sound.
Avatar 3:23pm djsheilab:

mr_mike: Me too. I'm always on the lookout. Such a killer sound.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:24pm The Oscar:

Afternoon-- this Breakaways is wild!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:25pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Sheila B. and SBB, the antidote for any Friday the Thirteenth woes that may befall you!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 3:25pm Listener Howard & the Cats:

Ohmygod, that Breakaways song! Thank you, Sheila!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:26pm JtotheK:

nice three degrees track! hi sheilaB, hi boom boomers.
  3:26pm Dave Spice:

I can never hear Dengue Fever without thinking about the fate of all the artists on the original Cambodian Rocks compilation.
  3:26pm sugarwolf:

Avatar 3:26pm briania:

So many good early Three Degrees songs!
  3:26pm Dave Spice:

Will, indeed I do - but the music helps.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:27pm Passaic River Blues:

Kate from 79.5 played a killer Three Degrees track on Trouble's show yesterday. Also, I too loved that Breakaways' track!
Avatar 3:28pm djsheilab:

Ooooh nice to see all the love for the Breakaways track! One of the great British female psych 45s.
  3:28pm yes:

Avatar 3:29pm djsheilab:

Hey sugarwolf, briania, Passaic River Blues, JtotheK, The Oscar, Ken from Hyde Park, + Listener Howard & the Cats!
  3:32pm battleaxe:

This show is paying HUGE dividends...again...thanxz Sheila!
Avatar 3:33pm djsheilab:

Thanks for saying that, battleaxe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:35pm Passaic River Blues:

If anyone hasn't already, check out Sheila's newsletter from today to see a picture of a very young Sheila with Kurt Cobain. It's pretty awesome.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:39pm Guido from Cologne:

"Collage" exactly was e the song played by Kate frm 79.5 yesterday on Trouble's show.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 3:40pm Handy Haversack:

Is there a URL for signing up for the newsletter? The hyperlink on the Playlists page is a mail-to link.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:41pm Ken From Hyde Park:

From the "View this email in your browser" - mailchi.mp...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:42pm Mark Hurst:

What a great idea, the Friendly Spider Program.
Avatar 3:42pm JakeGould:

Woo! Hey Sheila!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:43pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Ack! Mark Hurst is surveilling us!
Avatar 3:43pm djsheilab:

Hey Mark Hurst! It was truly unbelievable. I wish they had this program worldwide but I think it's only available at the London Zoo at the moment.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:44pm The Oscar:

When I was a kid I had a book called "The Unhuggables" that was designed to show kids that scary/gross animals weren't bad. That and growing up in a house full of holes in the woods made me pretty okay with bugs and vermin.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:44pm chris:

hi, Sheila and folks. this Junglepussy is dope and now on the list.

ticks, on the other hand, are the loud abusive upstairs neighbor of the arachnid world. grrr.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 3:44pm Handy Haversack:

Thanks, KenfHP!

BTW: Big spider fan here. A series of orb spiders make their nests behind our apt. I love watching them work. We partner in anti-mosquito initiatives.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:44pm Carmichael:

Heya Sheila and Boomers. Finally sat down, read the comments and playlist and I'm ready to put my ears on.
  3:46pm Roman Dog Bird:

hi Sheila, I don't think I've killed a spider since you talked about overcoming your fears
  3:46pm Yami:

What a great playlist to frantically try to finish my final exams to :')
Avatar 3:47pm northguineahills:

I liked early St Vincent, but she's become to pop polished for me lately, but this remix is tre nice....
Avatar 3:48pm northguineahills:

errr… too pop polished....
Avatar 3:49pm northguineahills:

Buena suerte, Yami!
Avatar 3:49pm djsheilab:

Good luck Yami!
Avatar 3:50pm djsheilab:

Roman Dog Bird—This is most welcome news!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:50pm Ken From Hyde Park:

@Yami - A C A B B C A True True False Helena and the square root of 5.
Avatar 3:50pm djsheilab:

Hey Carmichael, chris, + Jake Gould!
  3:53pm yes:

This is nice
  3:55pm Jett:

@djsheilab, You're so Mmmm! <3
Avatar 3:56pm northguineahills:

@Ken: You forgot the smallest weird number (70).
  3:56pm P-90:

Diana Dors: the “English Marilyn Monroe “
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 3:58pm Handy Haversack:

What a far out recording!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:58pm Passaic River Blues:

I could listen to this Aizita 150 times in a row.
Avatar 3:59pm northguineahills:

@Roman Dog Bird: I don't think I've killed a spider unless it was venomous indoors. (the big ones I put in a plastic ware container and put outside, and in florida, we have giant ones...)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:01pm Guido from Cologne:

This is old MPS Label stuff incredible!
  4:01pm Yami:

thanks guys!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:01pm Guido from Cologne:

... and tough Cleo ... great!
  4:02pm Jett:

I seem to remember Third Wave as a Filipino girl group produced by George Duke during the late sixties, Does my memory serve correctly?
  4:03pm Dave Spice:

Love the Cleo take on the Jacques Dutronc song, Et moi, et moi, et moi.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:03pm Passaic River Blues:

@Jett: you are 100% correct. Not only Filipino-American but five sisters to boot.
Avatar 4:04pm northguineahills:

Good news for American Samoans, federal judge finally rules that those born in American Samoa are conferred US citizenship, the only American territory where the 14th Amendment didn't hold (while it always did in Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.
  4:06pm Jocelyn:

Jayne’s pink palace was epic.
  4:06pm Roman Dog Bird:

@ngh, it's only become a conscious thing to me lately, really. certain bugs and insects and whatnot are more common than spiders and I'm always letting them back out. (trying to convince my parents to so the same) but then when the ants start to show up around summer, well...
Avatar 4:07pm mariano:

Ooooh I was trying to type in "Jayne Mansfield" before you said it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:07pm Passaic River Blues:

@NGH: damn, I didn't even realize that was the case. I thought all citizens of U.S. territories were conferred U.S. citizenship (Puerto Rico since WWI and the others by the 60s). That's extremely good if overdue news.
  4:07pm Jocelyn:

I love Diana, her records were hard for me to track down in good condition.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:08pm Asheville Jon:

Boris the spider ~ the who
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 4:08pm Handy Haversack:

Spider ... men?
  4:08pm yes:

Boris the spiderrr
  4:08pm Miles:

Superhumanoids! Black Widow
Avatar 4:08pm ncjay:

No Doubt "Spiderwebs"!
Avatar 4:09pm Andy M.:

TMBG - "Spider"
  4:09pm ZeeBee:

So happy to be driving art on the clock two hours away this afternoon with a sophisticated boom boom soundtrack!!!! Hey Sheila and friends!!
Avatar 4:09pm northguineahills:

@SheilB:TMBG -"Spider (male vocals, but it'd short).

RDB: I only kill pests like ants and roaches....
  4:09pm ilovenon:

Tarantula- Dead Can Dance
  4:09pm Jett:

Makes it a lot more difficult if it can only be female artists songs about spiders. You may not be able to cover the whole show.
  4:09pm P-90:

For starters- Spiders and Snakes by Jim Stafford
Avatar 4:10pm djsheilab:

Male spiders are welcome!
  4:10pm sugarwolf:

Diana Dors son recently died. It’s quite sad. He had a history of alcoholism and apparently relapsed after witnessing the Grenfell Fire!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:10pm The Oscar:

Not female-fronted, but "Serpents and Spiders" by Jimmy Friis and the Valiants is amazing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:11pm Michael 98145:

Muy Friday, Friends.
  4:11pm mikez:

Tarantula by the Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black, female vocal by Kembra Pfahler. on the Home of The Brave release which I beleive was digital only, Great Track!
Avatar 4:11pm ncjay:

Carlene Carter has one called "Spider Lace" - I don't remember that though
  4:11pm P-90:

Then: The Spider and the Fly by the R. Stones?
  4:12pm Jett:

Brian Eno - The Spider and I
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:12pm Mick:

Yppah - Spider Hands; Dead Can Dance has Spider's Stratagem; I suppose Bowie's Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars counts if you squint at it
Avatar 4:12pm ncjay:

Joydrop "Spider"
Avatar 4:13pm ncjay:

Shonen Knife has a "Spider" too
Avatar 4:13pm Jonny Wulf:

Big Fat Spider - Heinz and the Wild Boys (featuring a young Ritchie Blackmore!)
Avatar 4:13pm djsheilab:

Thank you for all these suggestions! Please keep 'em coming!
  4:13pm P-90:

Also I think Loretta Lynn covered Stafford’s Spiders and Snakes
Avatar 4:13pm ncjay:

Slant 6 "Insider Spider", Veruca Salt "Spiderman 79"
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 4:14pm Handy Haversack:

The Cure: "Lullaby"?
Avatar 4:14pm ncjay:

of course there's Holly Knight's early 80s group Spider!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:14pm The Oscar:

Also Zacherley has both "Spider and the Fly" and "Spider Man" (which appears to have nothing to do with Peter Parker)
Avatar 4:14pm ncjay:

heh. Big Youth "Spider Man Meet Hulk". I know that one very well
  4:14pm P-90:

Spider Web by Joan Osborn
  4:14pm Jett:

Uriah Heep - Spider Woman
Avatar 4:15pm ncjay:

OK, my iTunes label is tapped out with that one
  4:16pm P-90:

(Also male)Jon Anderson from Yes has a solo song called Spider
Avatar 4:16pm ncjay:

whoops. Carly Simon recorded "Itsy Bitsy Spider"
Avatar 4:16pm mariano:

Something from the "Kiss of the Spider Woman" soundtrack?
  4:16pm Jett:

Lita Ford - Little Black Spider
Lita Ford - Die For Me Only Black Widow
  4:17pm Oboe3411:

Spiderwebs by no doubt
Avatar 4:17pm djsheilab:

I'm sure there are a ton of metal songs with spider in the title. And black widow of course!
  4:17pm P-90:

Good job on the Lita Ford tracks! Hard to think of too many female-fronted examples...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:17pm Michael 98145:

I believe the Mighty Sparrow had a Spider tune ...
  4:17pm Dave Spice:

The Billie Eilish, you should see me in a crown, video has spiders. Would that qualify?
  4:17pm Jett:

Townes Van Zandt - The Spider Song
  4:18pm Oboe3411:

Sexy Ida by Tina Turner. She's a black widow spider!
  4:19pm yes:

Wilco - spiders
Avatar 4:20pm briania:

No vocals, but the ultimate spider record has got to be Tarantula b/w Black Widow by the Tarantulas.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 4:20pm Handy Haversack:

This song is great. Definitely only about the upright bass!
Avatar 4:21pm northguineahills:

@yes: That's a damn good one, yes, Americana meets Neu!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:21pm Michael 98145:

  4:21pm P-90:

Spider Webs by No Doubt?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:22pm The Oscar:

Has no one mentioned the Who yet? Also "Black Widow Spider Woman" by Jack Hammer and the Pacers (I have a LOT of Halloween comps that can be plumbed!)
Avatar 4:22pm djsheilab:

Maybe I will be able to put together a three-hour spider special after all! Thanks to all your excellent tips.
  4:22pm P-90:

More Metal: Along Comes a Spider by Dio
Avatar 4:22pm northguineahills:

My friend's British hiphop/improv/ classical label is called basshed. It's icon is a cartoon head w/ a double bass for a head....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:22pm Michael 98145:

ooh, Natalia
  4:23pm Jett:

Roger Whittaker - Nasty Spider
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:24pm Carmichael:

Little Richard does a version of Itsy Bitsy Spider on a kids' collection. I think DJ Jazzy Jeff accompanies him.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:24pm Asheville Jon:

Spider and the Fly ~ Rolling Stones
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:24pm The Oscar:

Oh, and "Black Widow" by Alice Cooper (with the intro by Vincent Price!)
Avatar 4:25pm mariano:

Ballad of Spider John by Jimmy Buffett, Spiders by Ozzy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:26pm Carmichael:

What a tangled web we weave.
  4:26pm queems:

damn we’re already out here covering tame impala songs
Avatar 4:27pm mariano:

@Carmichael: reminds me of one of my favorite lines, from The Lion in Winter. Anthony Hopkins tells Kathryn Hepburn "We could tangle spiders in the webs you weave."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:29pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Double Dip Recess Amanda probably has a whole catalog of spider songs ready for her show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:29pm Mick:

Mission of Burma - Spider's Web
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:29pm Asheville Jon:

Spider Song from the Hobbit soundtrack
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:30pm Asheville Jon:

Old Fat Spider
Avatar 4:30pm northguineahills:

There's got to be songs about Arachne. In Greek mythology, she challenged Athena to a weaving contest (she was a masterful weaver), and for her hubris, she was turned into a spider. Hence the Greek name for a spider.
  4:30pm Dave Spice:

SheilaB - more of your fabulous segues that should never work... but they do.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:30pm Carmichael:

@mariano, as you probably know it's from a Bill Shakespeare play. I can call him Bill ...
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 4:31pm Handy Haversack:

Anything by Spider Stacy! "Repeal of the Licensing Laws"? "Shanne Bradley"? "Tuesday Morning"?
Avatar 4:31pm northguineahills:

Gotta love the Lafourcade album for the title alone....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:32pm Ken From Hyde Park:

The theme from Spiderman or Homer Simpson's variation featuring Spiderpig.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:32pm Itzall ClearD'me Nåu:

"Anti" may be my favorite of her records and they are all pretty great. Hi SheilaB!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 4:33pm Handy Haversack:

Was thinking "Spider Pig" -- also one of the few examples that extols the virtue of the spider instead of using it as a metaphor for manipulation or appetite. There should be more songs about how great spiders are.
  4:33pm Jett:

I'll never walk away from you, unless you no longer want me around. <3
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:34pm JtotheK:

song -- Buster Benton 'Spider In My Stew' on Jewel
artist -- The Webs 'It's So Hard to Break A Habit' on Popside
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:34pm Michael 98145:

Ah, yes, to quote Will ...

My brain, more busy than the labouring spider,
Weaves tedious snares to trap mine enemies
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:34pm Guido from Cologne:

Guess it#s a Neumann
  4:34pm chalmers:

Any tarantella would qualify.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:35pm Guido from Cologne:

High end mike can be a drag if used for interviewing seniors.
Avatar 4:35pm mariano:

@Carmichael: I thought it was Walter Scott... because I can't stop, won't stop being a pedant!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:35pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Anyone yet mention the Charlotte Web song by Debbie Reynolds when the spider dies? Amanda played it on DoubleDipRecess & I got verklempts....
  4:35pm Jocelyn:

Hoping we get that Roaring experience.
Avatar 4:36pm mariano:

Zappa's "Spider of Destiny"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:36pm Asheville Jon:

The Magic Spider by Nekrogoblikon
  4:37pm @charliespademan:

"Claudine's back in jail again" is about Spyder.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:37pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Ramones version of Spiderman.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:37pm Guido from Cologne:

I connot recomment enough her early four albums.
Avatar 4:38pm Lupek:

Not sung by a female but about a female....The Vapors - Spiders
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:38pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Watch the Scorpion vs. Centipede video before and after the spider songs and compare anxiety levels.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:38pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Oh Lady spidersongs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:41pm Guido from Cologne:

You should play "42nd St. Psycho Blues" from the album "The Secret Life Of J. Eddy Fink" to illustrate the quote from the book.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:41pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Wow. Some say Hendrix's manager Mike Jeffries had him knapped & rescued to mess with him.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 4:41pm Theolonius:

  4:42pm Dave Spice:

Such a John Peel moment there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:42pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Janis Ian writes SciFi & posts Godzilla Haikus. Way kewl.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:42pm Michael 98145:

Ah. This. ♥
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 4:43pm Handy Haversack:

Damn. This one has edges.
  4:43pm Jett:

I've always loved Janis Ian's Society's Child, another song with the same subject is Bobby Taylor and The Vancouvers - Does Your Mama Know About Me. That group featured Tommy Chong of Cheech and Chong.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:43pm Passaic River Blues:

@RRN63: is that true about the Godzilla haikus? Because, if so, that makes my heart soar.
  4:44pm P-90:

Boomers will also remember that Janis Ian was musical guest on the very first ever Saturday Night Live. Her performances on that show are worth checking out, they were shot in a more intimate way than they do it now on SNL, on a big stage with the big band behind the artist. She introduced her song “At Seventeen” which later became a huge hit. She was 24.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:45pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:46pm Passaic River Blues:

@RRN63: holy shit. AMAZING.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:46pm Michael 98145:

thank you! @RRN63
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 4:49pm Bend Sinister:

Spyder Turner - Stand By Me
Avatar 4:50pm mariano:

No, I thought you said "I'm alright Spider"...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:50pm Guido from Cologne:

coincidently Janis Ian right now on FB:

If you're going to come on my page and argue that Greta Thunberg is "only sixteen" and a "tool of the left" and should "stay home and have a childhood", best to keep in mind that I wrote "Society's Child" at 14, recorded it at fifteen, and had a national hit record with it at 16. Which, at 16, left me called "nigger lover", had people spitting at me in the street, trying to trip me as I walked on stage, sending me death threats, and in general exposed to much of the worst humanity had to offer.

I was no "tool of the left". I was a songwriter talking about what I saw as wrong in the world. I was doing my job as an artist. She is doing her job as a citizen.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:50pm Yes:

really liked that phoebe tom waits song
  4:50pm Jett:

it's songs about Spiders not artists with Spider in their name!
  4:51pm Dave Spice:

I'm a big fan of French pop but this is new to me... and I love it
Avatar 4:51pm djsheilab:

WOAH. Thanks for sharing, Guido from Cologne. What a woman!
  4:51pm William Main:

Thanks so much for playing Ace of Cups, an unjustly neglected band. They do a great version of Afro Blue.
Avatar 4:52pm mariano:

Testify, sister Janis!
Avatar 4:52pm djsheilab:

William Main—Their version of "Afro Blue" was on my list as well. Will def play it in the future.
  4:52pm Dave Spice:

@Yes, totally agree with you.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 4:53pm Theolonius:

Long Live WFMU, Sheila B & the Boom Boomers!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:53pm Guido from Cologne:

Make the USA great again!
It's not a country!
it's a band! :-D

One of the best albums ever!
  4:54pm spodiodi:

thanks for that Janis Ian post, Guido!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:54pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

(This from Pooh.)
Avatar 4:55pm djsheilab:

Theolonius! Happy to see you here!
  4:55pm spodiodi:

and thanks for the music, DJ Sheila B
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:55pm Passaic River Blues:

It is impossible to over-praise The United States of America LP.
  4:57pm P-90:

I also recommend following Janis Ian on Twitter...
Avatar 4:58pm djsheilab:

P-90—I'm on it! Thanks for the rec!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:01pm Guido from Cologne:

Interesting, I thought Evelyn King was 80ies soul revival.
But she'd been on the map earlier.
  5:02pm Eric from Lake Hiawatha:

Thanks for the Champagne
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 5:02pm Bend Sinister:

Ken Nordine - A Good Year For Spiders
Dooley Sisters - Spider in the Web
Mighty Sparrow - Spider
Bone - Eight Legged Enemy
and lots of versions of "The Spider and the Fly"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:03pm frozen_peas:

soldier boy!
Avatar 5:04pm northguineahills:

what sheilab said about what guido said...
Avatar 5:04pm mariano:

Ratt was my very first bit-name show, back in '85 or '86! An up-and-coming Bon Jovi were the openers.
Avatar 5:05pm mariano:

*...big name show
  5:05pm P-90:

“Re-formed Metal bands”, not to be confused with “reformed Metal bands”
  5:05pm BH:

only notable thing about Ratt I can recall at the moment is that their band manager was Milton Berle's nephew, so they got Milton Berle in their videos in the 1980s
  5:06pm spodiodi:

i remember uncle milty in round and round, i think
Avatar 5:07pm JohnEBGood:

Hi Sheila, Just logged in on line 20 minutes ago. Love the playlist and it's diversity.
Peace and Love to you, my hometown JC , my FMU family and all. Rock on!!
  5:08pm spodiodi:

yeah, had to check... forgot about the drag. bless.
  5:08pm BH:

gotta figure people in *Ocean* County are used to the concept of potential flooding by now
  5:08pm Jett:

Lots of other great Janis Ian titles during her Verve/Folkways period. I like a lot of her stuff including her more commercial times on Columbia records.
  5:09pm Colin:

Love photo and story on email of you with Kurt Cobain...Nice!
  5:11pm Dave Spice:

This has the Steel Pulse/Matumbi/Aswad unmistakeably JA/British reggae sound.
Avatar 5:12pm djsheilab:

Thanks Colin!
Avatar 5:12pm djsheilab:

mariano—JEALOUS!!! With Bon Jovi as opener. Man!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:14pm tim from champaign (now washington):

Big thumbs up on the Single and Release of the Week, Sheila!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:14pm queems:

this is a cute song
Avatar 5:15pm JohnEBGood:

Uncle Miltie's was an amusement park at Bergen Point in Bayonne. Wow! A Hudson County legend of it's own.
  5:15pm P-90:

If anyone wants to download the free NBC app, you can watch the first episode of SNL from October 1975, with several breathtaking performances by Janis Ian, in very impressive high-def quality.
Avatar 5:16pm mariano:

@P-90: That's right - she and Billy Preston were both on that show iirc. Back when they had 2 musical guests, along with a weekly short film from James Brooks.
Avatar 5:18pm mariano:

@djsheilab: Jealous? I'd trade my Ratt/Bon Jovi concert for a picture with Cobain any day!
Avatar 5:18pm Monica:

Yo, Ms. B! two spider recordings that I can co-sign on:
- Lena Horne "Fly" from Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music (1981, Qwest) - this song is actually "The Spider and The Fly"
- Myra Taylor and Jimmy Keith's Orchestra - The Spider and The Fly (1946, Mercury)
Enjoying today's lovely vibes:)
  5:19pm P-90:

*Albert Brooks. And there were longer musical performances and they staged them more like performances in a small club.
  5:20pm chalmers:

A personal favorite Simpsons joke is where the beauty pageant contestants gleefully sing, “I learned the truth at 17 that love was meant for beauty queens!”
  5:21pm Rick G:

Happy Friday everyone. Late to the show again but enjoying the final 45.
Avatar 5:21pm djsheilab:

Thanks for your spider tips, Monica!
Avatar 5:22pm mariano:

*Albert* Brooks, of course! Duh. Yeah, I love those early SNL musical performances. Patti Smith blew the roof off the place. So many good ones: Some Girls-era Stones, Paul Simon and George Harrison doing a duet medley of Here Comes the Sun and Homeward Bound, so many others.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:22pm tim from champaign (now washington):

The music is very pleasant on my ears but it is NOT helping me stay motivated at work ;).
  5:23pm Jocelyn:

Happy Friday Rick G!
  5:25pm Rick G:

Thanks Jocelyn! Have a great weekend.
  5:25pm Jett:

I have that first SNL on DVD that everyone has been talking about. Those early SNLs were great.
Avatar 5:27pm djsheilab:

Hey Rick G., queems, chalmers, and all those just joining on this rainy Friday the 13th!
Avatar 5:28pm ncjay:

Debbie Harry and Chris Stein (+ band) covered Teddy Pendergrass's "Love TKO" and Devo's "Come Back Jonee" on one ancient SNL - I have the audio squirreled away, but never looked for the video. It has to be out there somewhere
Avatar 5:28pm ncjay:

and, thanks for this Chaka, Sheila. Haven't heard it in ages
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:31pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

It's a dessert topping *&* a floor wax!
However quality or relevance have varied - props to SNL for going Live every week for ages. ' The only Reality show on TV '...
  5:32pm spodiodi:

New Shimmer!
  5:35pm BH:

I hate when something is labelled a flash flood when it's not really a flash flood
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:37pm Rob Kopp:

Hello Sheila, hello listeners. Just came from a diner with the girls and the parents of Shirley. We went to the 'singletjesavond' again (the singles evening, a restaurant where they play 45's during diner). Will listen to the archives tomorrow.
Avatar 5:38pm djsheilab:

Hey Rob Kopp + RRNov63!
  5:39pm Jett:

I remember "Thunder In The Afternoon" by Mac Davis, I think he wrote it. Nice version by Bobbie Gentry.
  5:42pm mikez:

love this! Bobbie Gentry!
Avatar 5:43pm djsheilab:

mikez—Isn't it astounding?!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:47pm Rob Kopp:

Gloria, the Christmas album of Clean Pete, a Dutch duo that consists of the girls/twins Loes and Renee Wijnhoven, had a rave review in my newspaper De Volkskrant today (*****). Their song Lieve Kerstman is a cover of Santa baby by Eartha Kitt.
Avatar 5:48pm djsheilab:

Rob Kopp—I'm intrigued!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:51pm Guido from Cologne:

Seen Carla Dal Forno supported by Sneaks.
Unfortunately I'm too much a fan of Sneaks.
this track catching me up now.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 5:52pm Handy Haversack:

Quick note -- friend came over so we're chit-chatting, but still listening, and the show is killer, Sheila B! Thanks!
Avatar 5:53pm djsheilab:

Thanks Handy Haversack!
Avatar 5:53pm BigCat:

The world is A MUCH BETTER PLACE with Sheila B.
Praise B!
—The Big Cat
Avatar 5:54pm djsheilab:

Awwww...thanks BigCat!
  5:54pm Dave Spice:

Killer show tonight. It's chill out, it's eclectic, it's always surprising. And, between the show and the message board, I always leave with a list full of stuff to check out and explore in greater depth. Thanks SheilaB and everyone on the board for the links, connections and comments.
  5:55pm Dave Spice:

everyone on the board for the links, connections and comments.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:56pm Rob Kopp:

Clean Pete sings in Dutch, but I like the band a lot. So far they had 4 albums. www.youtube.com... (one of the presents they ask is a Telecaster, 'het liefst in geel' = preferably in yellow). One of the girls is playing guitar, the other violin.
  5:57pm Jett:

There's a Bobbie Gentry track that I'm a huge fan of called "The Girl From Cincinnati" Highly recommended, check it out Sheila, Thanks for great music!
Avatar 5:57pm mariano:

Thanks Sheila, nice chatting with everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:58pm Passaic River Blues:

Thank you, Sheila!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:59pm Rob Kopp:

Bye everyone.
  5:59pm spodiodi:

thanks djsheilab!
  6:02pm P-90:

Thanks so much, DJ Sheila!
Avatar 6:03pm djsheilab:

Thanks gang! Please come back for next week's holiday special with my guest Molly Burch. Xoxox
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:35pm DouglasInDallas:

Great show! Seek out a Sweetwater track called "Crystal Spider". Most psychedelic female song ever...and then there are the spider noises....
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