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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 October 23, 2011: One for Bert

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Rose Royce  Sunrise   Options Car Wash Original Motion Picture Soundtrack  MCA  1976  LP  Music composed by Norman Whitfield    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Bill Withers  Naked and Warm (Heaven! Oh! Heaven!)   Options Naked and Warm  Reel Music/Sony  2010  CD  From 1976    0:12:45 (Pop‑up)
Stevie Wonder  I Love Every Little Thing About You   Options Music of My Mind  Tamla  1972  LP      0:18:22 (Pop‑up)
Syreeta  I Love Every Little Thing About You   Options Our Lives Are Shaped By What We Love: Motown's Mowest Story 1971-1973  Light in the Attic  2011  CD  From 1973    0:22:03 (Pop‑up)
The Three Degrees  There's So Much Love All Around Me   Options Mama's Got a Bag of Her Own  Stateside/EMI  2006  CD  From 1971    0:27:01 (Pop‑up)
Kool and Together  Sittin' on a Red Hot Stove   Options Kool and Together  Heavy Light  2011  CD  From 1973  *   0:34:38 (Pop‑up)
Mike and the Censations  Split Personality   Options Don't Sell Your Soul  Ubiquity  2011  CD  From 1969  *   0:39:08 (Pop‑up)
Joe Bataan  Subway Joe   Options Fania Records 1964-1980: The Original Sound of Latin New York  Strut  2011  CD    *   0:41:21 (Pop‑up)
Red Saunders with Dolores Hawkins and the Hambone Kids  Hambone   Options The Roots of Hip Hop  Harte Recordings  2008  CD  From 1952    0:44:08 (Pop‑up)
Chris Darlin  A Casual Look   Options The Doré Story: Postcards From Los Angeles 1958-1964  Ace  2011  CD  From 1960  *   0:46:48 (Pop‑up)
Question Mark  Mary Anne   Options Be Nice to the People  Normal  2011  CD  From 1974  *   0:49:26 (Pop‑up)
Avery Sunshine  I Got Sunshine   Options Norman Jay Presents Good Times 30  Strut  2011  CD    *   0:52:11 (Pop‑up)
The Allies  Disposed Dictator   Options East Bay Punks - From the Streets of Berkeley - The Saucers & The Allies  Rave Up Records  2011  LP  From 1981  *   1:06:42 (Pop‑up)
The Disco Zombies  Mary Millington   Options Drums Over London  Acute  2011  LP  From 1980; download it from the Free Music Archive  *   1:09:03 (Pop‑up)
The Embarrassment  Patio Set   Options   Big Time  1980  MP3  Download it from the Free Music Archive    1:13:32 (Pop‑up)
Fetchin Bones  So Brilliant   Options Cabin Flounder  DB Recs  1985  LP      1:16:20 (Pop‑up)
The Lighthouse Keepers  Seven Years   Options Ode to Nothing: The Best of the Lighthouse Keepers  Feel Presents Pty  2011  CD  From 1985  *   1:19:24 (Pop‑up)
The Greg Kihn Band  Roadrunner   Options   Beserkley  1976  45      1:26:40 (Pop‑up)
The Undertones  Smarter Than U   Options   Sire  1979  45      1:29:13 (Pop‑up)
The Jam  Town Called Malice   Options   Polydor  1982  45      1:31:14 (Pop‑up)
Clarence Reid  I'm Gonna Tear You a New Heart   Options   Alston  1969  45      1:34:08 (Pop‑up)
Tyrannosaurus Rex  Is It Love   Options   Blue Thumb  1970  45      1:36:59 (Pop‑up)
The Cryan' Shames  Greenburg, Glickstein, Charles, David Smith & Jones   Options   Columbia  1968  45      1:39:32 (Pop‑up)
Sheila Hylton  The Bed's Too Big Without You   Options   Mango  1980  45      1:41:50 (Pop‑up)
Steve Dahl and Teenage Radiation  Do You Think I'm Disco?   Options   Ovation  1979  45      1:45:36 (Pop‑up)
Vicki Sue Robinson  Turn the Beat Around   Options   RCA  1976  45      1:49:08 (Pop‑up)
The Undertones  Smarter Than U   Options   Sire  1979  45  at 33 r.p.m. by popular demand    2:00:03 (Pop‑up)
The Undertones  Smarter Than U   Options   Sire  1979  45  at 78 r.p.m. by even more popular demand    2:02:16 (Pop‑up)
The Undertones  Smarter Than U   Options   Sire  1979  45  backwards! because no one demanded it    2:05:16 (Pop‑up)
The Pentangle  Poison   Options The Time Has Come 1967-1973  Castle  2007  CD  From 1968    2:16:24 (Pop‑up)
Bert Jansch  Wish My Baby Was Here   Options Nicola  Sanctuary/Castle  2002  CD  From 1967    2:18:36 (Pop‑up)
The Pentangle  In Time   Options Sweet Child  Reprise  1968  LP      2:19:55 (Pop‑up)
Bert Jansch  Tree Song   Options Birthday Blues  Sanctuary/Castle  2001  CD  From 1969    2:25:02 (Pop‑up)
Bert Jansch  One for Jo   Options Santa Barbara Honeymoon  Drag City  2009  CD  bonus live track circa 1975    2:27:34 (Pop‑up)
The Pentangle  I Saw an Angel   Options   Reprise  1969  45      2:30:59 (Pop‑up)
Bert Jansch  Sylvie   Options Rosemary Lane  Sanctuary/Castle  2001  CD  From 1971    2:35:07 (Pop‑up)
The Pentangle  No Love Is Sorrow   Options Solomon's Seal  Reprise  1972  LP      2:38:14 (Pop‑up)
The Pentangle  When I Get Home   Options Reflection  Reprise  1971  LP      2:41:02 (Pop‑up)
Bert Jansch and John Renbourn  The Time Has Come   Options Bert and John  Sanctuary/Castle  2001  CD  From 1966    2:45:57 (Pop‑up)
Luiz Eça & Astor Silva e Seu Conjunto  Adios   Options Sergio Mendes: Dance Moderno  él/Cherry Red  2011  CD  From 1961  *   2:52:51 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

  Sun. 10/23/11 12:25am Lisa in Tampa:

Love you, Joe, and WFMU, and Bill Withers!
  Sun. 10/23/11 12:27am Joe McG:

Thanks, Lisa in Tampa! What a nice way to start off my comments board tonight.
  Sun. 10/23/11 12:35am Lisa in Tampa:

I hope your other listeners are able to cough it up for you. The $$, I mean.
  Sun. 10/23/11 12:41am Julie:

Battery of songland? Did it always say that?
  Sun. 10/23/11 12:42am Joe McG:

@Lisa: I wouldn't mind! I'm supposed to get to 100 percent by the end of this month and I only have this week and next week to do it. Up to 75% would be cool.
  Sun. 10/23/11 12:43am david:

nice sounds, mr. mcg.
  Sun. 10/23/11 12:44am Julie:

Sitting on a red hot stove would hurt like hell. what are these people thinking?
  Sun. 10/23/11 12:46am Joe McG:

@Julie: Yeah, it's been the battery of songland for a while! Nice Kinks special the other night, BTW. @David: Thanks, man!
  Sun. 10/23/11 12:47am Julie:

Thank you! it was so much fun, and really hard to whittle down to three hours. I could do a month of shows on them.
  Sun. 10/23/11 12:52am Joe McG:

Yeah, they've got so much great stuff. You really covered a lot of bases.
  Sun. 10/23/11 12:59am david:

whoa, the bass modulated 1/2 step up for part of "Mary Anne"
  Sun. 10/23/11 1:01am Joe McG:

And the drums fell apart near the end!
  Sun. 10/23/11 1:13am Matt from Springfield:

Hey there Joe!
What's all this about sittin' on a red hot stove? :)
  Sun. 10/23/11 1:15am Joe McG:

It seems to be the "hot" topic tonight!
  Sun. 10/23/11 1:16am Matt from Springfield:

Also, didn't realize Norman Whitfield wrote the "Car Wash" soundtrack. Did he write all the songs?
  Sun. 10/23/11 1:20am Joe McG:

@Matt: Yeah, he wrote the whole thing. Well, except for the Richard Pryor dialogue.
  Sun. 10/23/11 1:21am Matt from Springfield:

Well, obviously THAT part was Paul Mooney ;)
  Sun. 10/23/11 1:24am Joe McG:

Obviously, ha ha!
  Sun. 10/23/11 1:27am david:

brilliant stuff- that patio set almost approached post-punk at the end there.
  Sun. 10/23/11 1:29am Joe B:

Just tuned in but I keep hearing strange abstract Athens Georgia undertones in several songs. Anyone know that the dB's are touring and their new song at thedbs.com ?
  Sun. 10/23/11 1:33am Joe McG:

Cool! I saw Evan posted that on the ol' FB.
  Sun. 10/23/11 1:36am Matt from Springfield:

Gotta admit...that was the coolest thing I ever heard by the Greg Kihn Band!
  Sun. 10/23/11 1:36am Matt from Springfield:

Awwww, what was wrong with that 33??! :D
  Sun. 10/23/11 1:38am Joe McG:

Ha ha, Matt, I knew you'd want me to stick with it. But it's the Undertones! It's got to be fast.
  Sun. 10/23/11 1:38am david:

+1 MFS - now I want it at 33 in addition to 45 :)
  Sun. 10/23/11 1:39am Joe McG:

OK, I promise I'll play it at 33 after the set! I'm a people pleaser.
  Sun. 10/23/11 1:39am Matt from Springfield:

It's OK Joe, I'll hold you to it on account of "Single File" -- things should be either 45 or 7" there. But david has a point 'bout playing it later! :)
  Sun. 10/23/11 1:40am Matt from Springfield:

And "Town Called Malice"! Love The Jam, but have I talked before about them lifting the keyboard and rhythm from The Rascals "Good Lovin"?
  Sun. 10/23/11 1:41am Matt from Springfield:

And if you're still there Julie, The Jam even played something that sounded JUST LIKE "David Watts"!! :)
  Sun. 10/23/11 1:41am Joe McG:

@Matt: Yes, "Town Called Malice" is a clear Motown lift from "You Can't Hurry Love." With bedsit lyrics.
  Sun. 10/23/11 1:43am Matt from Springfield:

Wow, you're right about "You Can't Hurry Love"--have to make an instro version later and compare them.

Clarence does a great scream there!
  Sun. 10/23/11 1:45am 12539:

What about those of us who want to hear the Undertones at 78?
  Sun. 10/23/11 1:46am Joe McG:

OK, 12539: Ask and ye shall receive...
  Sun. 10/23/11 1:51am Matt from Springfield:

Nice reggae.
"The bed's too big" and "the frying pan's too wide"...
  Sun. 10/23/11 1:52am Joe McG:

I think it's interesting to hear a real reggae singer do the Police's "white reggae."
  Sun. 10/23/11 1:53am Matt from Springfield:

Yeah! Disco novelty! I always think of Zappa's "Dancin' Fool" on that subject. Or, Kermit the Frog's "Disco Frog"...Cookie Monster's "Me Left Me Cookie At The Disco"...
  Sun. 10/23/11 1:54am Joe McG:

I have that Zappa 45! Didn't think of it. Maybe a future set!
  Sun. 10/23/11 1:56am Matt from Springfield:

Promising! Try to mix it in with real disco, just like now!
  Sun. 10/23/11 1:57am Joe McG:

Steve Dahl deserves it! This is a great record!
  Sun. 10/23/11 2:06am Matt from Springfield:

Thank yous much, Joe!
That intro, makes you think this IS the proper speed!
  Sun. 10/23/11 2:06am Brian in UK:

Mornin' Joe & everyone. If your're playing the Undertones it takes a positve touch!!
  Sun. 10/23/11 2:06am Joe McG:

@Brian: Well done! :)
  Sun. 10/23/11 2:08am Colm:

Hey Joe, Mickey Bradley (the Undertones) has a punk rock show on radio Ulster you should check it out
  Sun. 10/23/11 2:08am 12539:

"But it's the Undertones! It's got to be fast."
  Sun. 10/23/11 2:09am Mary Wing:

Now play it BACKWARDS!
  Sun. 10/23/11 2:09am Matt from Springfield:

Crazy! Like when I've doubled the speed on something twice! :D
Thanks for the suggestion david!
  Sun. 10/23/11 2:12am Joe McG:

Linger Lumps! Linger Lumps!
  Sun. 10/23/11 2:12am Matt from Springfield:

Thanks for that idea Mary! Introducing the world to classic three-chord Danish punk!
"Lenge Raumst! Lenge Raumst!"
  Sun. 10/23/11 2:15am Julie:

@Matt I've played the Jam's David Watts :)
  Sun. 10/23/11 2:19am Julie:

  Sun. 10/23/11 2:21am Matt from Springfield:

@Julie Oh, I know! I likewise enjoyed your Kinksfest!

Actually The Jam version was a nice tribute to the orig--I brought that up because we were talking about The Jam ripping off 60s songs for "Town Called Malice".
  Sun. 10/23/11 2:21am Julie:

you have a Tyrannosaurus Rex 45?? I'm so jealous.
  Sun. 10/23/11 2:22am Julie:

it is very true to the original
  Sun. 10/23/11 2:26am Brian in UK:

Listening to Bert & watching the Malaysian bike GP. Lazy start to the day. Drinking tea.
  Sun. 10/23/11 2:30am Matt from Springfield:

@Brian: What a nice, lazy, UK start to a Sunday!
What blend of tea?
  Sun. 10/23/11 2:32am Brian in UK:

Ceylon. Good 'n strong.
  Sun. 10/23/11 2:35am Matt from Springfield:

(inhales imaginary, steaming whiff of a hot cuppa Ceylon)
  Sun. 10/23/11 2:39am Brian in UK:

They serve it with warm milk over in Sri Lanka. Could take to be there now, Matt.
  Sun. 10/23/11 2:42am Brian in UK:

Willy O Winsbury?
  Sun. 10/23/11 2:42am Matt from Springfield:

Don't have bags of Ceylon with me--when it gets cold out I'll have to order some that way at a cafe, get transported to Sri Lanka.

I enjoyed fruit flavored and very green teas last year in Thailand--that and mangosteen fruit is a quick simple way of transporting me back there.
  Sun. 10/23/11 2:46am Brian in UK:

The only down side is the milk tastes like powdered not fresh, no surprise really.
  Sun. 10/23/11 2:46am Matt from Springfield:

Gorgeous "No Love Is Sorrow"!
  Sun. 10/23/11 2:48am Matt from Springfield:

I've noticed that milk (and coffee) is often powdered in the more touristy spots of South Asia. I suppose the working classes also drink them like that at home.
  Sun. 10/23/11 2:52am Brian in UK:

Have you seen the state of the cows over there?
  Sun. 10/23/11 2:56am Matt from Springfield:

True, Brian, true.
The largest they have are water buffalo, and they work them very hard!
  Sun. 10/23/11 2:58am Matt from Springfield:

Awesome Single File! And nice Bert tribute!
Thanks Joe and good night! Brian! Julie! Anyone else listening!
  Sun. 10/23/11 2:58am Brian in UK:

  Sun. 10/23/11 2:59am Joe McG:

Thanks for listening, everyone!
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