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A pennant-winning battery of songland. Ongoing feature: Single File, a half-hour of randomly selected small records with big holes.

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Options August 29, 2009: FREEFORM: Just a Little Motion

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New
Don Robertson  The Happy Whistler   Options   Capitol  1956  45     
Bill Withers  Kissing My Love   Options Still Bill  Sussex  1972  LP     
Creative Source  Who Is He and What Is He to You   Options   Sussex  1973  45     
Minnie Riperton  Close Your Eyes and Remember   Options Come to My Garden  AIM  1996  CD  Recorded in 1969   
24-Carat Black  I Begin to Weep   Options Gone: The Promises of Yesterday  Numero Group  2009  CD  Recorded in 1974  *  
Massive Attack  Teardrop   Options Mezzanine  Circa/Virgin  1998  CD     
Wendy Rene  After Laughter (Comes Tears)   Options Oxford American 10th Anniversary Collection  Oxford American  2008  CD  Recorded in 1964   
Ellie Greenwich  Goodnight, Goodnight (What's So Good About It?)   Options I Can Hear Music: The Ellie Greenwich Collection  Razor and Tie  1999  CD  Recorded in 1967   
Jackie DeShannon  Come and Stay with Me   Options Laurel Canyon  RPM  2005  CD  Recorded in 1968   
Michael Shelley  Let's Fall in Hate   Options I Blame You  Bar None  2000  CD  Featuring Laura Cantrell   
Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys  With Body and Soul   Options Broken Hearts of Bluegrass  CMH  2002  CD     
Cranford and Thompson  Murder of the Lawson Family   Options I'm Going Down to North Carolina: The Complete Recordings of the Red Fox Chasers (1928-1931)  Tompkins Square  2009  CD    *  
Dick Miles  The Last Goodbye   Options Report From The Country, Part 7: The Cruel World  No Label  2009  CD-R    *  
Jona Lewie  I Think I'll Get My Haircut   Options Heart Skips Beat  Stiff  1982  LP     
Wazmo Nariz  Sister Theresa   Options Tell Me How to Live  Big Records  1981  LP     
Lemming  Father John   Options Clap Your Hands and Stamp Your Feet: 24 Nederglam Tracks From The Early 70s  Excelsior Recordings  2009  CD    *  
Jim Pewter and the Saturday Revue  Father Kline   Options   RCA    45     
The Male Nurse  My Own Private P. Swayze   Options Assorted Releases  No Label  2009  CD-R  Originally from 1998  *  
Viking Vin  Samski Dom   Options Boogie Sanson  No Label  2009  CD-R  Recorded in 2006  *  
John Otway And Wild Willy Barrett  I Did It Otway   Options I Did It Otway  Stiff  1981  EP     
The Younger Generation  When the World Changes   Options   Epic    45     
The Tokens  Green Plant   Options   B.T. Puppy  1967  45     
Dalton, James and Sutton  Esatoria   Options   RCA    45     
Marvin Gaye  I Want You   Options   Tamla/Motown  1976  45     
Margie Joseph  My Love   Options   Atlantic  1974  45     
Benny Gordon  Turn On Your Love Light   Options   Wand  1968  45     
The Sinceros  Take Me to Your Leader   Options   Columbia  1979  45     
Ronnie Lane  Kuschty Rye   Options   RCA  1980  45     
Bruce Springsteen  Does This Bus Stop at 82nd Street?   Options     1973  MP3  Recorded at WCBN Boston   
The Daddy Licks Band  Just a Little (Goes a Long Way)   Options I Got Wheels  Emotional  1980  EP     
Todd Rundgren  We Gotta Get You a Woman   Options Runt  Ampex/Bearsville  1970  LP     
Graham Parker  Love Without Greed   Options   Stiff  1980  45     
MFSB  We Got the Time   Options Summertime  Philadelphia International Records  1976  LP     
Al Stewart  In Brooklyn   Options Love Chronicles  Epic  1969  LP     
Tony Hazzard  Loudwater House   Options Loudwater House  Uni/MCA  1971  LP     
Heads Hands And Feet  I Won't Let You Down   Options Old Soldiers Never Die  Atco  1973  LP     
Bert Jansch  One for Jo   Options L.A. Turnaround  Drag City  2009  CD  Originally from 1974  *  
Richard Thompson  Just the Motion   Options     1981  MP3  From Videowest's "Guitar Player" session; you can watch it here    
Oberon  Time Past, Time Come   Options A Midsummer's Night Dream  Audio Archives  2000  CD  Recorded in 1971   

Listener comments!

  Sat. 8/29/09 6:04am Sue:

Hi, Joe! Good morning!
  Sat. 8/29/09 6:05am Joe:

Hey, Sue! Happy Saturday to you!
  Sat. 8/29/09 6:07am Sue:

Why, thank you! Getting ready for work, slowly as usual. How's by you?
  Sat. 8/29/09 6:08am Joe:

Feelin' good...Bill Withers makin' me feel better!
  Sat. 8/29/09 6:09am Sue:

Me too, man! Funky sounds :)
  Sat. 8/29/09 6:10am Joe:

I figure if it's hard for us to get up, at least we can GET DOWN! :)
  Sat. 8/29/09 6:12am Sue:

hahaha! :) you said it
  Sat. 8/29/09 6:14am Joe:

And now a bit of mellow...
  Sat. 8/29/09 6:15am chris:

Hey Joe, Chris from Alabama. First time listenin
to your show. Really like the varied selection.
  Sat. 8/29/09 6:16am Joe:

Hey, Chris! Welcome to my radio family! Glad you're up early with me.
  Sat. 8/29/09 6:18am postmanpaul:

morn'n joe from a very summery brighton uk, almost finished walking the streets for money!
  Sat. 8/29/09 6:19am Denis:

Ahoy Joe. First time listener here also (from Hobart, Tasmania) although I've read some of your FMA features. Loving this selection too, so far.
  Sat. 8/29/09 6:20am Joe:

Ha, ha! Welcome, Postman Paul! We've got your weather here right now. Hey, Denis! Welcome from Tasmania! What's it like there?
  Sat. 8/29/09 6:24am Denis:

There's snow on Mount Wellington, and I couldn't be happier, hibernating and listening to WFMU...
  Sat. 8/29/09 6:25am Joe:

Excellent! Sunny in the UK, pouring rain here,and snowy in Tasmania. I can't believe this music is happening all of these places at once!
  Sat. 8/29/09 6:27am Denis:

Heh heh! Yeah, it's mind-boggling. I take it for granted sometimes.
  Sat. 8/29/09 6:29am Joshua K:

Sounds like House is on
  Sat. 8/29/09 6:30am Joe:

Something about being here at 6 in the mornin' makes this all the more amazing to me for some reason!
  Sat. 8/29/09 6:30am Joe:

Uh-oh...is this some kind of TV theme now, Joshua?
  Sat. 8/29/09 6:32am Joshua K:

They use an instrumental version of it for the intro theme
  Sat. 8/29/09 6:34am Joe:

Oops! I've never seen the show although I always liked Hugh Laurie in "Blackadder" and the sketch show with Stephen Fry.
  Sat. 8/29/09 6:44am Sue:

Were you asking about the Wendy Rene song? Are you talking about it being sampled by Wu Tang?
  Sat. 8/29/09 6:47am Joe:

Oh yeah!! No, the actual song was used in a movie over the closing credits, I think....
  Sat. 8/29/09 7:20am Joshua K:

Amazon.com has a set of bob dylan autographed harmonicas for $25,000 http://www.amazon.com/Dylan-Hand-Signed-Hohner-Marine-Harmonicas/dp/B0021VX990
  Sat. 8/29/09 7:22am Joe:

The upcoming Bob Dylan GPS system is probably the cheaper option! "Turn Riiiiiiight, babe..."
  Sat. 8/29/09 7:44am Denis:

Speaking of Dylan, if anyone's interested in hearing an operatic version of Blowing in the Wind, I heard a rendition on Radio National this morning, here: http://tr.im/xpGi
  Sat. 8/29/09 7:48am Joe:

I think that song's been done almost every way imaginable. Anybody know of a metal version? That's the only kind I haven't heard.
  Sat. 8/29/09 7:51am Denis:

Righto, I'll get to work on a metal version, pronto ;)
  Sat. 8/29/09 7:53am Joe:

Excellent! Thanks, Denis. Cookie monster vocals a plus.
  Sat. 8/29/09 7:57am Denis:

Haha! You got it.
  Sat. 8/29/09 8:16am dale:

just woke up and missed most of the show. must be the rain and the soothing sound of the sump pump in the basement. i have to listen to the archive to hear what the male nurse was all about.
  Sat. 8/29/09 8:18am Joe:

Welcome, Dale! This rain sure does make a person want to sleep in. Me, as well!
  Sat. 8/29/09 8:21am Jeff:

R.I.P. WBCN after 40 years of great tunes like that cut from the Boss they're off the air. At least WFMU is still going strong. Thanks for the great selection this morning, Joe.
  Sat. 8/29/09 8:25am Joe:

You bet, Jeff! Yes, WBCN was amazing. I hope someday their archives get released in some fashion or another. That Bruce session alone is great and they had so many people on over the years...
  Sat. 8/29/09 8:37am dale:

this Tony Hazzard is excellent...i'll have to investigate further. love the touch of bombast.
  Sat. 8/29/09 8:40am Joe:

I'm crazy about Tony Hazzard in general, but "Loudwater House" is good top-to-bottom. Overdue for reissue.
  Sat. 8/29/09 8:46am Jack:

Jeez, Joe, Graham Parker, Todd Rundgren, Bruce, Ronnie Lane, etc. You're starting to become my favorite 'FMU DJ!
Thanks for the music.
  Sat. 8/29/09 8:48am Joe:

Wow, Jack, thanks! I see I've been a bit boy-heavy this week...I'll try to get some more ladies on next week!
  Sat. 8/29/09 8:55am dale:

speaking of ronnie lane, have you ever heard johnny hallidays 'Riviere uvre Ton Lit'? unbelieveable songs and playing by marriot/lane on it.
  Sat. 8/29/09 8:58am dale:


you can start here and listen to the poster's other things
  Sun. 8/30/09 3:12am Viking Vin:

Thanx!!!! Cheers from Slovenia.... V
  Fri. 9/4/09 6:51pm Lenny:

hello there, would you please play "Moral Kiosk" by REM?
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