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Options April 25, 2010: FREEFORM: Lucky Me

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New
Chet Baker  Just Friends   Options Let's Get Lost: The Best of Chet Baker Sings  Pacific Jazz  1989  CD  From 1956   
Robyn Hitchcock  I Used to Say I Love You   Options I Often Dream of Trains in New York  Yep Roc  2009  CD     
Timmy Thomas  Why Can't We Live Together   Options Why Can't We Live Together  Glades  1972  MP3     
Joe Hicks  Life and Death in G&A (Pts. 1 and 2)   Options Listen To The Voices: Sly Stone In The Studio 1965-70  Ace  2010  CD  From 1970  *  
Lou Bond  Lucky Me   Options Light in the Attic Records Sampler 2010  Light in the Attic  2010  CD    *  
Terry Callier  Blues   Options Essential: The Very Best of Terry Callier  Universal  1998  CD     
The Servicemen  Are You Angry   Options Meet...The Servicemen  Wind Hit  2010  CD  From 1966  *  
The Mighty Hannibal  Not a Friend   Options Hannibalism Two  My Record Kompany  2010  CD    *  
Al Green  Belle   Options Al Green's Greatest Hits  The Right Stuff  1995  CD  From 1977   
Rodriguez  I'm Gonna Live Till I Die   Options   Light in the Attic  2010  45    *  
Iggy and the Stooges  I Need Somebody   Options Raw Power (Legacy Edition)  Columbia Legacy  2010  CD  Live in Atlanta, 1973  *  
The Rattles  Mister/ Keep Your Hands Off My Sister   Options Steppin' Through an Empty Time: Fairytales Can Come True Volume 5  Psychic Circle  2010  CD    *  
Television  (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction   Options Live at the Old Waldorf, San Francisco 6/29/78  Elektra/Rhino Handmade  2003  CD     
Talulah Gosh  I Can't Get No Satisfaction (Thank God)   Options Rock Legends: Volume 69 Talulah Mania  Avalanche  1991  CD  From 1988   
The Hotrats  Queen Bitch   Options Turn Ons  Fat Possum  2009  CD    *  
Dana Gillespie  Andy Warhol   Options Andy Warhol  Cherry Red  2010  CD  From 1974  *  
Wooden Shjips  Loose Lips   Options Vol. 2  Sick Thirst  2010  CD  From 2007 7"  *  
Jaga Jazzist  The Thing Introduces.../One-Armed Bandit   Options One-Armed Bandit  Ninja Tune  2010  CD    *  
The Ward Darby Band  Truck Drivin' Women (Turn Me On)   Options   Electric Country  1982  45     
Red Sovine  Giddyup Go   Options   Starday  1965  45     
Louisiana Red  Red's Dream   Options   Roulette  1962  45     
Geri Galian and His Carribbean Rhythm Boys  Tara Lara   Options   X  1954  45     
Zalman Yanovsky (Zally)  As Long As You're Here   Options   Buddah  1968  45     
The O'Jays  Time to Get Down   Options   Philadelphia International  1972  45     
The Gibson Brothers  Oooh, What a Life...   Options   Island  1979  45  mono single edit   
Janet Armstrong  Two Hearts in Pain   Options   Silent  1980  45     
The Yachts  Suffice to Say   Options   Stiff  1977  45     
The Randy Newman Orchestra  Theme from Peyton Place   Options Original Music from "Peyton Place"  Epic  1965  LP     
Jackie DeShannon  Did He Call Today, Mama   Options You Won't Forget Me  Imperial  1965  LP     
The Randy Newman Orchestra  Yea, Yea, Yea   Options Original Music from "Peyton Place"  Epic  1965  LP     
Eric Burdon and the Animals  I Think It's Going to Rain Today   Options Eric Is Here  MGM  1967  LP     
The Randy Newman Orchestra  The Slurp   Options Original Music from "Peyton Place"  Epic  1965  LP     
Erma Franklin  Love Is Blind   Options On Vine Street: The Early Songs of Randy Newman  Ace  2008  CD  From 1963   
The Randy Newman Orchestra  Strong   Options Original Music from "Peyton Place"  Epic  1965  LP     
H.P. Lovecraft  I've Been Wrong Before   Options Two Classic Albums from HP Lovecraft  Collector's Choice  2000  CD  From 1967   
The Randy Newman Orchestra  Do You Know   Options Original Music from "Peyton Place"  Epic  1965  LP     
Tim Hardin  I'll Be Home   Options Painted Head  Columbia  1972  LP     
Max Romeo and the Upsetters  War in a Babylon   Options War in a Babylon  Island  2004  CD  From 1976   
The Pioneers  Papa Was a Rolling Stone   Options Here Comes That Feeling: Hit Songs Jamaican Style  Trojan  2004  CD  From 1973   
Mickey Murray  Sticky Sue   Options Shake What You Brought! Soul Treasures from the SSS International Label  Sundazed  2005  CD     
Bettye Swann  Make Me Yours   Options Saint Etienne Present Songs for the Dog and Duck  Ace  2009  CD  From 1967  *  

Listener comments!

  Sun. 4/25/10 3:05am Chris:

I enjoy such a nice contrast from the three hours of metal vocals to the smooth sound of Chet Baker!
  Sun. 4/25/10 3:06am Joe:

Thanks, Chris--I could play Chet for an hour. Maybe I will one of these days.
  Sun. 4/25/10 4:41am Brian in UK:

This Red Sorvine is doing me. I'm welling up , Joe
  Sun. 4/25/10 4:42am Joe:

I like the fact that he goes away...for six years! And then he's surprised that his family is gone.
  Sun. 4/25/10 4:45am Brian in UK:

Just seen that you played Belle earlier. That stands with the best of any of the Reverends. Dang if it ain't started raining here.
  Sun. 4/25/10 4:48am Joe:

I wanted to play a different track from the album, but alas, it's not in the WFMU library! (look of shock) It's been raining here all night, but (so far) not in my heart.
  Sun. 4/25/10 4:48am Brian in UK:

Yeah, I got that six year line. Killer. Want to plant my potatoes today, May be too wet. That sounds like some blues euphemism.
  Sun. 4/25/10 4:51am Joe:

Ha ha ha! Maybe you can do something with your rutabagas.
  Sun. 4/25/10 5:04am Brian in UK:

It's that really fine stuff that soaks you thru. Off to check if the chooks have laid this morning. The Yachts! I love this station cause you have the reverse sense of pop.Love for English groups that we seem to have the opposite feeling for American groups over here.
  Sun. 4/25/10 5:07am Brian in UK:

I think it's going to rain today?
  Sun. 4/25/10 5:08am Rachel Malheure:

Berlin is nice and sunny - very sunny!!! so europe isn't dark at all:)
  Sun. 4/25/10 5:10am Joe:

Yay, I'm glad it's sunny in Berlin!!
  Sun. 4/25/10 5:18am Joe:

Here you go, Brian!
  Sun. 4/25/10 5:22am Brian in UK:

I'm guessing that Alan Price the keyboard player in The Animals may have picked up on that song 'cause he covered Simon Smith later when he was solo. Sorry sounds a bit nerdy.
  Sun. 4/25/10 5:24am Rachel Malheure:

Thnx for the good sounding stuff! gotta go now - work's callin with a mono sonorous voice...have a nice day!
  Sun. 4/25/10 5:24am Joe:

Ha ha! Price was gone by this time, but although he was the first to record Newman from the group, Burdon recorded the most: There are 4 RN songs on this LP!
  Sun. 4/25/10 5:25am Joe:

Take care, Rachel--sorry you have to work on Sunday!
  Sun. 4/25/10 5:29am Brian in UK:

You are the man. Rains stopped, might have to cut & run, Joe. Davy, the Fat Boy always does me. You'll be playing Fever Tree next!!!
  Sun. 4/25/10 5:31am Joe:

I was going to play "Big Brother" by Calvin Grayson, a sort of early song on the same theme of "brotherly love," but I chose Erma instead...I might yet! Have a good one, Brian.
  Sun. 4/25/10 5:33am Jay:

thanks joe great music for our hangovers just perfect for us
  Sun. 4/25/10 5:35am Joe:

Thanks, Jay, glad the sounds are restorative this morning...
  Sun. 4/25/10 5:43am Me:

Does anybody know what Kevin Ayers song Joe uses?
  Sun. 4/25/10 5:48am Joe:

I can tell if you like. :)
  Sun. 4/25/10 5:49am Me:

Yes please. I think you've told me before but I've forgotten.
  Sun. 4/25/10 5:54am Joe:

It's from a demo collection called "What More Can I Say..." I think it's called "Crystal Clear," but I already forget! Anyway, it's a great CD.
  Sun. 4/25/10 5:56am Me:

  Sun. 4/25/10 5:59am Looms:

Hi Joe!
Bettye Swann sounds so good! Glad to hear this song on that rainy sunday morning.
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