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Options November 29, 2009: FREEFORM: I'm Just Following the Tracks

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New
Chad and Jeremy  Rest in Peace   Options Of Cabbages and Kings  Sundazed  2002  CD  From 1967   
Mort Shuman  My Death   Options My Death  Rev-Ola  2009  CD  From 1969  *  
Bloomsbury People  Have You Seen Them Cry   Options Wednesday Morning Dew: Realistic Patterns 2  Psychic Circle  2009  CD    *  
Fat Mattress  She Came in the Morning   Options The Black Sheep of the Family: The Anthology  Castle  2000  CD  From 1969   
The Serpent Power  Endless Tunnel   Options The Serpent Power  Vanguard  1996  CD  From 1967   
Harry Reser  Crackerjax   Options Banjo Crackerjax, 1922-1930  Yazoo  1992  CD     
Roy Smeck  Nifty Pickin'   Options Plays Hawaiian Guitar Banjo Ukulele And Guitar 1926-1949  Yazoo  1992  CD     
Lyle Ritz  Lulu's Back in Town   Options How About Uke?  Verve  2004  CD  From 1957   
Truett and George  Ghost Dance   Options Slidin' on the Frets: The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Phenomenon  Yazoo  2000  CD     
Bernardo de Pace  Medley   Options       DVD  From Vitaphone short "Bernardo de Pace, The Wizard of the Mandolin," 1927   
Refik Bey  Chataraban Taxim   Options String of Pearls: International 78s  Mississippi  2009  LP    *  
Yiorgios Katsaros  I Creep Along the Walls   Options Mortika: Recordings from a Greek Underworld  MRI  2009  LP  From 1930  *  
Roza Eskenazi  Ime Prezakias (I'm a Junkie)   Options Rembetika: Songs From The Greek Underground 1925-1947  Trikont  2001  CD  From 1935   
S. Peristeris  The Hash Smoker   Options Mortika: Recordings from a Greek Underworld  MRI  2009  LP  From 1933  *  
Apostolos Hatzichristos and Vassilis Tsitsanis  I xenitia   Options Rembetica: Historic Urban Folk Songs From Greece  Rounder  1992  CD  From 1938   
Kraftwerk  Neon Lights   Options The Man-Machine  Kling Klang  2009  CD  From 1978  *  
Cluster  Helle Melange   Options Curiosum  Bureau B  2009  CD  From 1981  *  
Chris Hodge  We're On Our Way   Options   Apple  1972  45     
The Poppy Family  That's Where I Went Wrong   Options   London  1970  45     
The Supremes  Stoned Love   Options   Motown  1970  45     
Man  Out of Your Head   Options   MCA  1976  45     
Fleetwood Mac  Tusk   Options   Warner Brothers  1979  45     
Rejoice!  November Snow   Options   Dunhill-abc  1969  45     
Nielson and Young  They'll Know We Are Christians By Our Love   Options   Paragon  1977  45     
The Jules Blattner Group  Downbound Train   Options   Buddah  1972  45     
Gideon and Power  Hallelujah (I Feel Like Shouting)   Options   Bell  1971  45     
Dennis Linde  Hello, I Am Your Heart   Options Dennis Linde  Elektra  1973  LP     
Elvis Presley  Mary in the Morning   Options Walk a Mile in My Shoes: The Essential 70s Masters  RCA  1995  CD     
D.D. Sound  Burning Love   Options Disco Italia: Essential Italo Disco Classics 1977-85  Strut  2008  CD     
Viklicky/Frisell/Driscoll/Johnson  Jeste Jednou slunce (Once Again Sun)   Options The Funky Way of Emil Viklicky  Vampisoul  2009  CD  From 1980  *  
Cameo  Funk Funk   Options Hate Original Motion Picture Soundtrack  Milan/BMG  1996  CD     
Jack Ashford  Las Vegas Strut   Options Can You Dig It? The Music And Politics Of Black Action Films 1969-75  Soul Jazz  2009  CD  From 1978  *  
Love  I Can't Find It   Options Love Lost  Sundazed  2009  CD  From 1970  *  
Crickets  Song of the Crickets   Options Psychedelic Super Pjotr  Past & Present  2009  CD  From 1969 Bulgaria!  *  
David Bowie  Let Me Sleep Beside You   Options Space Oddity: 40th Anniversary Edition  Virgin  2009  CD  From BBC  *  
The Abstract Truth  Jersey Thursday   Options Totum  Normal  2009  CD  From 1970  *  
Timezone  Spacewalker   Options Mindexpanders Volume 2  Past & Present  2009  CD    *  

Listener comments!

  Sun. 11/29/09 3:05am Sue:

Good morning, Joe! Long time no see! Happy post Thanksgiving! Hope you had a good one :)
  Sun. 11/29/09 3:07am Joe:

Wow, hey Sue! Nice to see you on the "late shift"! :) Hope you had a good one, too.
  Sun. 11/29/09 3:10am Sue:

Yeah, Thanksgiving was pretty ok. Ate too much, which felt pretty good. Passed out after all that turkey. I guess that's normal. Did you have a big feast with the fam?
  Sun. 11/29/09 3:12am Joe:

Yep, I went home to Pennsyltucky, where I hail from. I lasted about 10 minutes and fell asleep in the armchair. I only ate turkey TWO more times during my visit.
  Sun. 11/29/09 3:20am Sue:

Cool, that sounds relaxing. I moved back to the east coast recently, and my family's all here so I was in Jersey with the folks and my little bro. I cooked almost all the sides by myself! I was pretty proud of myself. I actually did it but I was exhausted. So I guess I can't blame my sleepiness solely on the turkey :)
  Sun. 11/29/09 3:23am Joe:

Good for you! I cooked absolutely nothing. Usually I try to bake a pumpkin pie for the table, but this year I fell off the turkey wagon. Welcome back to the east! Less rain but more hostility. How can you lose?
  Sun. 11/29/09 3:33am Sue:

More hostility? Hmm, I guess that's what I missed about being here in a way, if that makes sense. This is definitely home to me I gotta say. Anything new by you?
  Sun. 11/29/09 3:41am Joe:

Yes, I'm getting better at being hostile! Just kidding. Banjos!
  Sun. 11/29/09 3:41am Sue:

I missed you by the way! I haven't been able to make your show live for a few weeks, I'm sorry to say. But I want you to know that I've always listened to your archives at least every week. Thank god for those!
  Sun. 11/29/09 3:44am Joe:

Gee, shucks, Sue! That makes me feel all warm inside. Thanks for being my faithfulllllllllllest listener!
  Sun. 11/29/09 3:49am Sue:

Aww, no sweat, dude. I'm sure I'm not the only one enthralled with your sweet music :) Keep 'em comin'!
  Sun. 11/29/09 3:51am Joe:

Thanks, Sue! If you're on the computer, you can watch what I'm currently playing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHfQTzDnz9s
  Sun. 11/29/09 4:00am slugluv1313:

bummer, i missed SERPENT POWER! weird, i was just thinking of that song a few days ago . . . !
  Sun. 11/29/09 4:03am Joe:

Seriously? Wow! I'd seriously play it again for you if it weren't 14 minutes long!
  Sun. 11/29/09 4:10am slugluv1313:

no prob! i'll just keep it my brain . . . "Mr. Conductor, tell me where are we going?" "I dunno . . . I'm just following the tracks"
  Sun. 11/29/09 4:17am Joe:

Yeah, I love the payoff. Even Death doesn't know where they're going!
  Sun. 11/29/09 4:20am slugluv1313:

OMG!!!!!!! i am LOVING this Greek stuff! a friend of mine was telling me about Rembetiko awhile back -- but was never quite sure if i had ever actually heard it before . . . FASCINATING! thanx so much!
  Sun. 11/29/09 4:21am slugluv1313:

ah! see, when i was a kid (that song got HEAVY airplay n WNEW-FM, mid 1970s) i was not even aware that he was talking about . . . DEATH!
  Sun. 11/29/09 4:22am Joe:

No prob about the Greek underworld stuff--it's truly amazing underground music. There are some really great collections. The one on Trikont that I played is my favorite. Glad you dug it!
  Sun. 11/29/09 5:28am matheus:

is that czechoslovakian music?

any De┼żo Ursiny?
  Sun. 11/29/09 5:29am Joe:

It is! I wish I had you here to pronounce his name for me: Emil Viklicky with an accent on the "y."
  Sun. 11/29/09 5:30am matheus:

haha, i'm actually just a brazilian guy who likes czech music.
  Sun. 11/29/09 5:34am Joe:

That's cool! Maybe I'll try pronouncing it with a Brazilian accent. I looked quick, but I didn't see any Dezo Ursiny. Will try again next week!
  Sun. 11/29/09 5:37am slugluv1313:

great music, history, lyrics! there is a 1983 film "Rembetiko" but cannot seem to find it through my local library system :( but i offer you a clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXJQmTSptCc and Roza Eskenazi in 1975 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CZgYdd5Pvw . . . ALL so AMAZING!
  Sun. 11/29/09 5:39am matheus:

that was a terrific brazilian accent there, Joe.
  Sun. 11/29/09 5:42am Joe:

Thanks, Matheus! I think I got the right lilt. Thanks for the clips, slugluv! Excellent stuff.
  Sun. 11/29/09 5:54am Shana:

I don't know if I've ever actually had the radio on when this show was on, but I LOVE it. Without sounding like I'm kissing anyone's ass, I fkn LOVE FMU. It's the only radio station I can put on with a 70% chance I'll pick up on something new that I'm really into or at least find interesting, even when it's 3 hours of the equivalent of vacuum cleaner noise or other 'avant garde' shows. Nice to know they're THERE. (It's also the only radio station I put on, but being a music nazi, i usually always play dj anyway.) Thanks to everyone for the guilt free, bullshit free, perfect radio station. Love you guys.
  Sun. 11/29/09 5:55am Joe:

Wow, thanks, Shana! It's because of listeners like you that we're able to keep doing this, so thanks! It's really great to have you aboard.
  Sun. 11/29/09 5:59am shana:

poor as i am, you guys are the only entity i've ever donated to, and I do it every year. i have the FMU "badge" thing on my stupidfacebook page & everything. speaking of which, feel free to deny my friend request. I *have* been drinking. = )
  Mon. 11/30/09 1:46pm slick:

Fabulous show.
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