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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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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Don Robertson  The Happy Whistler   Options   Capitol  1956  45      0:00:00 ()
Larry Coryell  Gypsy Queen   Options Barefoot Boy  Flying Dutchman  1971  LP      0:04:36 ()
Gabor Szabo  Gypsy '66 (Lady Gabor)   Options His Great Hits  ABC/Dunhill  1971  LP  Recorded 1965    0:16:22 ()
Donovan  Hey Gyp (Dig the Slowness)   Options Fairy Tale  Castle/BMG  2003  CD  From 1966    0:23:14 ()
Peggy Lee  Golden Earrings   Options Volume 1: The Early Years  Capitol  1990  CD  From 1947    0:26:24 ()
The Mills Brothers  Caravan   Options Chronological Volume 5  JSP  1991  CD  From 1938    0:29:24 ()
George Olsen and His Music  Beyond the Blue Horizon   Options Hits of 1930  Naxos Nostalgia  2002  CD  Vocal by Bob Borger    0:38:08 ()
Ray Mayer and Edith Evans  Henry's Made a Lady Out of Lizzie / Mine, All MIne / Sing Me a Baby Song / Side by Side   Options       DVD  From a 1928 Vitaphone short called "The Cowboy and the Girl"    0:41:09 ()
Al Bowlly  It's Psychological   Options On the Sentimental Side  Decca  1978  LP  From 1934    0:48:49 ()
Ambrose and His Orchestra  Puh-leeze Mister Hemingway   Options The Golden Age of Ambrose and His Orchestra  EMI  1985  LP  Vocal by Elsie Carlisle; recorded 1932    0:51:44 ()
Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra  Christopher Columbus   Options The Fletcher Henderson Story  Columbia    CD  From 1936    0:54:32 ()
Johnny Thompson Quintet  Color Me Columbus   Options Electric Sitar Headswirlers Vol. 4  Purple Lotus    CD  Turns out this isn't the Johnny Thompson Quintet-- it's Jason Merrick and the Finders doing "I'm Not What You Are" (the original comp has the song mislabeled)    1:02:51 ()
Ray Columbus & the Art Collection  Kick Me   Options Biff! Bang! Powder  Distortions  1996  CD  From 1967    1:05:21 ()
The Sun Lightning Incorporated  Quasar 45   Options High All the Time Vol. 1  Past & Present  2009  CD  From 1969  *   1:08:03 ()
Whistler, Chaucer, Detroit and Greenhill  Tribute to Sundance   Options The Unwritten Works of Geoffrey, Etc.  Fallout  2006  CD  From 1968    1:10:41 ()
Big Star  Country Morn   Options Keep an Eye on the Sky  Rhino  2009  CD    *   1:13:36 ()
Tim Buckley  Country Boy   Options Live At The Folklore Center, NYC - March 6, 1967  Tompkins Square  2009  CD    *   1:16:54 ()
Roger Lewis  Autumn   Options Wayfaring Strangers: Lonesome Heroes  Numero Group  2009  CD  From 1981  *   1:20:52 ()
The Turtles  Can I Go On   Options Shell Shock  Rhino  1987  LP  Recorded 1969    1:24:16 ()
Flash and the Pan  Hey, St. Peter   Options   Epic  1978  45      1:31:33 ()
The Subs  Party Clothes   Options   Stiff  1979  45      1:34:56 ()
C.C.S.  Boom Boom   Options   RAK  1971  45      1:37:04 ()
The McCoys  Don't Worry Mother, Your Son's Heart Is Pure   Options   Bang  1966  45      1:40:33 ()
The Balloon Busters  Alcock & Browne   Options   Chess  1969  45      1:43:50 ()
The 4 Seasons  Tell It to the Rain   Options   Philips  1966  45      1:46:28 ()
Otto Bash  St. James Infirmary   Options   RCA Victor  1956  45      1:49:02 ()
Nobody's Children  Don'tcha Feel Like Cryin'   Options   Buddah  1968  45      1:51:04 ()
Tommy Roe  Stir It Up and Serve It   Options   ABC  1970  45      1:53:09 ()
The Replacements  Can't Hardly Wait   Options   Sire  1987  45  "Remixed by Jimmy Iovine" version    1:55:40 ()
Dennis Bovell  The Grunwick Affair   Options Decibel: More Cuts and Dubs 1976-1983  Pressure Sounds  2004  CD      2:08:03 ()
Dennis Brown and the Observer  Tribulation Dub   Options Savage Pencil Presents: Lion Vs. Dragon in Dub  Trojan  2007  CD      2:11:18 ()
Horace Andy  Ragga Muffit (12' Mix)   Options Natty Dread A Weh She Want  Trojan  2006  CD  From 1978    2:14:31 ()
Ackie  Call Me Rambo   Options Basic Replay  Basic Replay  2009  CD      2:21:39 ()
Scarcher and Chakademus  Sit Down Pon It   Options   Upsetter  1987  45      2:27:04 ()
Buddha Bless  Pak Takhrai   Options Kat Man Du    2009  MP3      2:30:27 ()
The Oriental Funk  Loy KraTong Disco   Options Thai Funk ZudRangMa Vol. 2  ZudRangMa  2009  CD    *   2:34:10 ()
Lam Yong  Kati Sorn Jai (Lessons for Life)   Options Siamese Soul: Thai Pop Spectacular Vol 2. 1960's-1980's  Sublime Frequencies  2009  CD    *   2:38:11 ()
Sabaithong Powpuri  Sop Na Kap Mon (Cry into the Pillow)   Options Molam: Thai Country Groove From Isan  Sublime Frequencies  2005  CD      2:41:25 ()
Morphine  Buena   Options Cure for Pain  Rykodisc  1993  CD      2:49:11 ()
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie  Funky Donkey   Options Soul Drums  Greenstreets/Sony  2009  CD  From 1967  *   2:52:07 ()
The Strangeloves  Night Time   Options I Want Candy: The Best of the Strangeloves  Sony  1995  CD  From 1965    2:55:09 ()

Listener comments!

  Sat. 10/10/09 6:18am Sue:

Good morning! How's it going?
  Sat. 10/10/09 6:20am Joe:

Hey, Sue! How does this song sound on your computer? I'm only getting one channel in the studio.
  Sat. 10/10/09 6:24am Sue:

Sounds ok to me I guess. Maybe this is a stupid question, but what do you mean by one channel? That's not where it comes from just one side and not the other, is it?
  Sat. 10/10/09 6:26am Joe:

Yes, exactly! On the Szabo record, I was just getting left channel in here. Maybe just a bum LP.
  Sat. 10/10/09 6:28am Sue:

Woah, is this the original Golden Earrings? Was Gandalf covering this song?
  Sat. 10/10/09 6:29am Jack:

Joe, sounds good to me too; good stereo signal. Hey, man, I've been really digging your show, and I'm glad you're on the new schedule... but 3AM!?! Damn, don't know if'n I can do that; might have to rely on the archives.
  Sat. 10/10/09 6:29am Joe:

Yup! Peggy Lee had the first big hit with it in the 40s. Gandalf really made it their own, though!
  Sat. 10/10/09 6:30am Joe:

Thanks, Jack! Yeah, it's a little bit of a switch, but I'm happy to hear that you'll check out the archives. I've been having a blast on Saturday mornings and expect it to continue during the graveyard shift!
  Sat. 10/10/09 6:34am Jack:

You always play such a great mix of music; great stuff! I'm glad Jeff's getting his old time slot back ( I've missed him ) but I'm going to miss you on Saturday (later) morning.
  Sat. 10/10/09 6:38am Joe:

Gee, thanks, Jack!
  Sat. 10/10/09 6:39am Sue:

I just heard the Koobas song "Gypsy Fred" the other day. Would have fit perfectly in your gypsy set this week. You did a short gypsy set last week, didn't you? I didn't realize there were so many songs about gypsies!
  Sat. 10/10/09 6:42am Joe:

Ack! What a good idea that would've been! Yes, I guess I've been into gypsy songs lately. Maybe more next week, including the Koobas!
  Sat. 10/10/09 6:50am Sue:

Cool, you can start your new time slot with another little gypsy set! Congratulations on your new show next week! Hopefully the time isn't too rough for you.
  Sat. 10/10/09 6:52am Joe:

Thanks, Sue! I guess like everything else a person can get used to it. I love doing this, so I don't mind so much when!
  Sat. 10/10/09 6:57am Sue:

Hey, a festive song in honor of the holiday! :) When you mentioned a Columbus day set last week, I thought you were joking! You have a song for every occasion, don't you?
  Sat. 10/10/09 7:41am Ogden Peepee:

I could really go for some Eskimo music right about now...
  Sat. 10/10/09 8:02am Scott:

Alex Chilton produced "Can't Hardly Wait"? That'll come as news to the late Jim Dickinson, who actually produced it. Otherwise, great show as always!
  Sat. 10/10/09 8:08am Joe:

I believe Alex produced an earlier version that came out as a bonus track on the reissue. Am I wrong about that?
  Sat. 10/10/09 8:22am Mike Sin:

I think there might be four versions of "Can't Hardly Wait" floating around as part of the official catalog now -- I can't keep up. Wasn't Chilton supposed tp produce "Tim", but left the project or some such?
  Sat. 10/10/09 8:23am Joe:

Hey, Mike! Looking forward to your fill-in later today! Yep, I believe he did actually produce about 4 tracks, but then he either left or got the boot. I don't know the full story.
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