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Options December 4, 2011: Has Anybody Seen My Kitty?

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Mr. Chop  Root Down (And Get It)   Options Switched On  Five Day Weekend  2011  CD    *   0:00:00 ()
Eddie Fisher  Cosmic Blues   Options Hot Lunch  All Platinum  1977  LP      0:05:37 ()
Young and Company  I Like (What You're Doing To Me)   Options   Brunswick  1980  12"      0:09:23 ()
David Jahson  King of Kings Dub   Options Invasion Of The Mysteron Killer Sounds  Soul Jazz  2011  CD    *   0:16:38 ()
The Mad Hatters  Jack the Ripper   Options Battle of Rat Fink Hill: Crude Unissued Pittsburgh Instrumentals 1961-63  Norton  2011  LP    *   0:20:05 ()
Dave "Baby" Cortez with Lonnie Youngblood and His Bloodhounds  Rollin' Out   Options Dave "Baby" Cortez with Lonnie Youngblood and His Bloodhounds  Norton  2011  LP    *   0:22:52 ()
Man...or ASTRO-man?  Electrostatic Brain Field   Options Your Weight on the Moon  Overground  2011  CD  From 1994  *   0:26:21 ()
Royal Headache  Never Again   Options Royal Headache  R.I.P. Society  2011  LP    *   0:37:15 ()
Hot Knives  I Hear the Wind Blow   Options Hot Knives  Grown Up Wrong!  2011  CD  From 1976  *   0:39:28 ()
The Hung Jury  Buses   Options Soft Sounds For Gentle People, Vol. 3  Pet  2004  CD  From 1967    0:42:50 ()
The Bad Habits  Images: The City   Options   Paula  1972  MP3      0:45:06 ()
Margie Joseph  Stop! In the Name of Love   Options The Complete Stax/Volt Singles, Volume 2 1968-1971  Stax/Fantasy  1993  CD  From 1971    0:49:29 ()
Angela Alexander & J.D. Sandler  Don't Make Me Kill You   Options Boddie Recording Company: Cleveland, Ohio  Numero Group  2011  CD  From 1970  *   0:53:37 ()
Sly Stone  Deck of Cards   Options Recorded in San Francisco 1964-67  Sculpture  1970  MP3      0:55:57 ()
Jimmy Lewis  Is That Any Way to Treat a Lady?   Options Totally Involved  Hotlanta  1974  LP      0:58:51 ()
Yat-Kha  When the Levee Breaks   Options Hour of Babel: Transpacific Sound Paradise 2011 Marathon Premium  WFMU  2011  CD-R  From 2005  *   1:07:05 ()
Pourhashimi  Heepee   Options Intercontintal Transmissions Volume 1  Kala Bandar  2011  LP  From early 70s--"Hippy"  *   1:12:30 ()
Twink  Pigeon Walk   Options Itsy Bits and Bubbles  No Label  2011  CD    *   1:16:03 ()
M83  Raconte-Moi Une Histoire   Options Hurry Up, We're Dreaming  Mute  2011  CD    *   1:19:53 ()
Shonen Knife  Saboten   Options Minna Tanoshiku  No Label  1982  MP3  From their first self-released cassette    1:24:46 ()
  Single File: a bunch of 45s all in a row
Erroll Sober  Sugar Shaker   Options   Abnak  1970  45      1:32:52 ()
Colours  Bad Day at Black Rock, Baby   Options   Dot  1968  45      1:34:26 ()
The New York Blondes  Little GTO   Options   Line  1978  45      1:37:27 ()
The Skids  Wild Thing   Options   Venture  1980  45  From L.A., not U.K.    1:40:01 ()
David and Jimmy Ruffin  Stand by Me   Options   Soul  1971  45      1:43:15 ()
Muscle Shoals Horns  Dance to the Music   Options   Ariola America  1977  45      1:46:55 ()
Paul Kelly  Take It Away from Him (Put It on Me)   Options   Warner Bros.  1974  45  From U.S., not Australia    1:51:02 ()
Julie Covington  Easy to Slip   Options   Virgin  1977  45      1:52:47 ()
Jack Scott with the Chantones  Save My Soul   Options   Carlton  1959  45      1:57:01 ()
Asher Sizemore and Little Jimmie  Intro/Theme; My Tennessee Rose; Has Anybody Seen My Kitty; The Range Is Heaven to Me; My Pony; From Jerusalem to Jericho; Close   Options Songs of the Soil  Old Homestead  1984  LP  From 1937    2:13:38 ()
Norma Jean  The Shirt   Options Heaven Help the Working Girl  The Omni Recording Corporation  2011  CD  From 1965  *   2:27:06 ()
Gene Clark  Full Circle Song   Options Roadmaster  Sundazed  2011  CD  From 1970-72  *   2:30:06 ()
The American Dream  The Other Side   Options Roses and Rainbows: Hatch's 2008 WFMU Marathon Premium  WFMU  2008  CD-R  From 1970    2:32:54 ()
Tim Dawe  No Exit (Café and Gallery)   Options Penrod  Collector's Choice  2008  CD  From 1969    2:37:52 ()
Gabby Pahinui  Leahi   Options The Descendants: Music from the Motion Picture  Sony Classical  2011  CD  From 1972  *   2:43:16 ()
Trio Tipico Paraguayo de Félix Pérez Cardoso  Pajaro Campana   Options Excavated Shellac: Strings - Guitar, Oud, Tar, Violin, and More from The 78rpm Era  Parlortone  2010  LP  "The Bell Bird"--from Paraguay, ca. 1936    2:47:02 ()
Roy Harper  Song of the Ages   Options Flat Baroque & Berserk  Hard Up  1993  CD  From 1970    2:50:19 ()
Lys Gauty  La Complainte de la Seine   Options I Hear a New Girl: Trouble's 2011 WFMU Marathon Premium  WFMU  2011  CD-R  From 1934 (Kurt Weill)  *   2:54:16 ()

Listener comments!

  Sun. 12/4/11 12:05am Sue:

Joe!! Happy Saturday night into Sunday morn!
  Sun. 12/4/11 12:06am Minnesota Jeff:

Howdy, Joe.
  Sun. 12/4/11 12:08am Joe McG:

Hey, Sue! Hey, Jeff! Happy happy!
  Sun. 12/4/11 12:09am 12539:

Joy joy!
  Sun. 12/4/11 12:09am Sue:

Indeed! Funky and happy!
  Sun. 12/4/11 12:10am Joe McG:

Those happy, happy/joy, joy guys are due for a comeback....
  Sun. 12/4/11 12:11am Holly in NC:

It's better than bad, it's good! :-)
  Sun. 12/4/11 12:11am Sue:

that's for sure. R&S should never go away
  Sun. 12/4/11 12:13am Joe McG:

Hey, Holly! So bad it's good? So good it's bad? So far, so good.
  Sun. 12/4/11 12:25am Holly in NC:

'twas a "Log" reference. Log log log...
ooh! How the heck do the Norton folks keep finding cool songs? Especially within their self-prescribed genres?
  Sun. 12/4/11 12:31am Sue:

woo hoo! man... or astron-man!! love this surfer theme
  Sun. 12/4/11 12:31am T-Zero:

Reminds me of the Ventures
  Sun. 12/4/11 12:39am chris:

thanks for the warning, joe. i'm going to bring air freshener with me
  Sun. 12/4/11 12:40am kiemzi:

joe, your single file intro rhymed! nice!
  Sun. 12/4/11 12:42am Joe McG:

Hey, Chris! Hey, Kiemzi! I knows nada...you ARE on the radio tonight for real, yes?
  Sun. 12/4/11 12:44am chris:

without a doubt i am really on the radio tonight whether they like it or not.
  Sun. 12/4/11 12:47am Joe McG:

  Sun. 12/4/11 12:54am Minnesota Jeff:

You are killin' it tonight, Joe!
  Sun. 12/4/11 12:55am Joe McG:

Thanks, man!
  Sun. 12/4/11 12:56am Joe D.:

Joe I just checked the playlist archives and you are the only DJ who has ever properly punctuated and capitalized the name of Man... or ASTRO-man?.

and I was impressed enough about that to write a comment about it.
  Sun. 12/4/11 12:57am Joe McG:

Really, Duffy? So many DJs here are copyeditors!
  Sun. 12/4/11 1:02am Joe McG:

Ha ha!
  Sun. 12/4/11 1:06am yair Yona (Tel Aviv, Earth):

Morning guys
  Sun. 12/4/11 1:09am Joe McG:

Hey, Yair! What's happening? Jogging?
  Sun. 12/4/11 1:11am yair Yona (Tel Aviv, Earth):

Back from jogging ;)
All good, great set ! That's a great non Tom Waits piece!
  Sun. 12/4/11 1:13am slugluv1313:

ahhhhh loving this YAT-KHA version of "Levee" . . . !
  Sun. 12/4/11 1:17am Matt from Springfield:

Hello Joe! Hey everyone!
Intercontinental glories here!
  Sun. 12/4/11 1:17am Julie:

I want log for girls
  Sun. 12/4/11 1:18am Joe McG:

Hey, Matt! Hey, slugluv! Hey, Julie!
  Sun. 12/4/11 1:19am Matt from Springfield:

@Julie,Holly: Are you guys talking about the Ren & Stimpy "It's LOG, It's LOG" song? :)
  Sun. 12/4/11 1:19am Julie:

oooh this is cool @Matt yep
  Sun. 12/4/11 1:19am Matt from Springfield:

From the Itsy Bits and Bubbles album, a request from a fellow FMU DJ!
  Sun. 12/4/11 1:21am Matt from Springfield:

@Julie: Yeah, I'd like to see this performed live!
  Sun. 12/4/11 1:23am Matt from Springfield:

I've heard M83 before, cool electronica. The album title "Hurry Up, We're Dreaming" is the perfect fit for this song!
  Sun. 12/4/11 1:25am 12539:

  Sun. 12/4/11 1:26am Euoll Gibbons:

Some Pine Cones are Edible
  Sun. 12/4/11 1:28am dave:

hot choc-o-late
  Sun. 12/4/11 1:40am Matt from Springfield:

Awesome version of GTO!
  Sun. 12/4/11 1:40am Julie:

this sounds a lot like Blondie
  Sun. 12/4/11 1:43am Matt from Springfield:

Debbie Harry was my first reaction when it came on.
  Sun. 12/4/11 1:43am Joe McG:

It's Debbie under an alias recording for Bomp! Her record co. wouldn't let her do it under her own name.
  Sun. 12/4/11 1:44am Matt from Springfield:

"The New York Blondes" = "BLONDIE"??! Wha...???!!
  Sun. 12/4/11 1:44am Julie:

Ah I knew there had to be some connection. Why didn't she do it with Blondie?
  Sun. 12/4/11 1:45am Julie:

is there a B-side?
  Sun. 12/4/11 1:47am Matt from Springfield:

Wow, didn't know the Ruffin brothers ever recorded together. Kind of nice, they were great singers.
  Sun. 12/4/11 1:47am Joe McG:

@Julie: She probably did, but they never recorded it. The B-side is some nonsense called "Holocaust on Sunset Blvd" which is a sort of noise-collage with local voices popping in and out (I hear Rodney Bingenheimer in there, I think).
  Sun. 12/4/11 1:48am Julie:

Weirdness. Cool find, Joe ;)
  Sun. 12/4/11 1:50am Joe McG:

I'm a Blondie groupie.
  Sun. 12/4/11 1:50am Julie:

Wind in the Willows?
  Sun. 12/4/11 1:52am Joe McG:

Sure, I like them, even though she's sort of embarrassed by it.
  Sun. 12/4/11 1:54am Julie:

Why was Blondie characterized as punk/new wave anyhow?
  Sun. 12/4/11 1:55am Marmalade kitty:

Good morning!
  Sun. 12/4/11 1:56am Matt from Springfield:

Morning MK!
  Sun. 12/4/11 1:56am Joe McG:

Hey, Kitty!
  Sun. 12/4/11 1:56am Julie:

hiya MK!
  Sun. 12/4/11 1:57am Marmalade kitty:

:) I missed shonen knife.. I saw them in 93 or 94
  Sun. 12/4/11 1:58am Joe McG:

@MK: I saw 'em a bunch of time back then, the original 3. Only Naoko is left from the original band now.
  Sun. 12/4/11 2:08am Julie:

Mary Mary!
  Sun. 12/4/11 2:13am Marmalade kitty:

I was confused about the skids. I knew of the Scotish group, but I remember Nirvana talking about the Skids in Kurts Biography and thinking it couldn't be the same band.
  Sun. 12/4/11 2:13am Julie:

Radio thrift shop!
  Sun. 12/4/11 2:15am Matt from Springfield:

Good ol' Luis-ville Slugger, eh Joe? :)
  Sun. 12/4/11 2:16am Matt from Springfield:

@MK: Cool, I didn't know Shonen Knife was popular outside of Japan--this was my first time hearing them, and I liked them.
  Sun. 12/4/11 2:16am Joe McG:

  Sun. 12/4/11 2:19am Joe McG:

Has anybody seen my marmalade kitty?
  Sun. 12/4/11 2:19am Matt from Springfield:

@Joe: For your "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" set, you played from an LP that had Judy Garland on a radio show, a dramatization of being "pitched" the song. Is that from the same series of LPs as this one?
  Sun. 12/4/11 2:19am Marmalade kitty:

oops no! Kurt apparently played with Skid Row.. nothing to do with the skids!
  Sun. 12/4/11 2:20am Matt from Springfield:

There's our Marmalade Kitty, our Marmalade cat!
  Sun. 12/4/11 2:21am Joe McG:

@Matt: No, this is a different company entirely. Big points for remembering my Wizard of Oz show, though!!
  Sun. 12/4/11 2:22am Matt from Springfield:

Twas a good'un, Joe!
  Sun. 12/4/11 2:23am Joe McG:

Why, thankyee, Springfield Matt.
  Sun. 12/4/11 2:24am Marmalade kitty:

how sweet :)
  Sun. 12/4/11 2:26am Marmalade kitty:

I want a hippopotamus for christmas!
  Sun. 12/4/11 2:26am Julie:

Phenomenal Cat
  Sun. 12/4/11 2:27am slugluv1313:

@ Julie -- good question! all these bands -- Blondie, Ramones, Patti Smith, Television, etc., all played at CBGB's, Max's Kansas City, etc. during that mid-1970s time period -- ALL had way different sounds but were all way different from what was popular at the time -- disco, "progressive" rock, etc. . . at some point, the media decided to lump 'em all together under the terms "punk," "new wave," etc. . .
  Sun. 12/4/11 2:28am Matt from Springfield:

No crocodiles or rhinoceros-es-es,
I only like hippopotamus-es-es!

Maybe they'll soon start playing that this time of year.
  Sun. 12/4/11 2:29am T-Zero:

I like that kids song, but forget what it's called. Just heard it played on The Kids' show in New Zealand the other day.
  Sun. 12/4/11 2:31am Matt from Springfield:

Duh oh! Get out yer hankies, everyone! Joe's reaching into the spoken interlude/ country song bag!
  Sun. 12/4/11 2:32am Matt from Springfield:

@TZ: How's it going!
Do you mean "I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas"? That's the title. Are they playing that in NZ now?
  Sun. 12/4/11 2:32am Julie:

How the eff did it get to be december 4th??
  Sun. 12/4/11 2:35am T-Zero:

I'm not sure if it was that Christmas song or not, but it was some kids song about wanting a hipo. I'd have to hear it again to be sure. It was a couple of weeks ago.
  Sun. 12/4/11 2:35am Joe McG:

@T-Zero: I know the one about wanting an elephant. That's Hank Thompson, I think.
  Sun. 12/4/11 2:37am T-Zero:

It wasn't Hank Thompson.
  Sun. 12/4/11 2:38am Julie:

Oh I know the hippo one too. Sung by a kid. Why would anyone want an elephant when you could have a hippo.
  Sun. 12/4/11 2:38am Joe McG:

Hmmm...Buck Owens? That doesn't seem right.
  Sun. 12/4/11 2:39am Julie:

Or teeth. Teeth are always a good xmas gift.
  Sun. 12/4/11 2:39am Brian in UK:

Hello, no idea how it got to be 4th Dec, Julie. Sounds from the talk it is getting late.
  Sun. 12/4/11 2:40am T-Zero:

I didn't think it was anyone American. I thought it was some old British kids song.
  Sun. 12/4/11 2:40am Marmalade kitty:

"I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas" sung by Gayla Peevy, written by John Rox #24 on Billboard magazine's pop chart December 1953 ..I thought it was sung by shirley temple, but i was wrong!
  Sun. 12/4/11 2:41am Julie:

Was it last year Joe did that wonderful winter-themed show? Or was that more like later in winter. That was a goodie.
  Sun. 12/4/11 2:41am Brian in UK:

Julie. All I want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth.
  Sun. 12/4/11 2:41am Julie:

gayla peevy cool name
  Sun. 12/4/11 2:42am T-Zero:

I really don't think that it was about wanting a Hippo for Christmas, just about wanting/having a hippo. I really wish they kept an archive.
  Sun. 12/4/11 2:42am Julie:

I have my front teeth. But I'd be happy to take extras in case I take up hockey.
  Sun. 12/4/11 2:42am Joe McG:

@Julie: I'm on Xmas Eve this year. I'm doing a Xmas show. You've been warned.
  Sun. 12/4/11 2:43am Julie:

There can't be two songs about wanting a hippo, could there? @Joe as long as you play Father Christmas by the Kinks I'll be happy.
  Sun. 12/4/11 2:44am Matt from Springfield:

Yes, that wonderful winter folk show was this time last year!
The tempus, it fugit...
  Sun. 12/4/11 2:46am Matt from Springfield:

@Julie: Sounds fun, though I won't be able to make that show live I'm intrigued what you might pull out! (The Gremlins snippet again?) :)
  Sun. 12/4/11 2:49am T-Zero:

It was Flanders and Swann
  Sun. 12/4/11 2:49am Matt from Springfield:

Btw, once I heard an awful version of "Father Christmas" on the radio! Some woman was singing it lounge-style, scat vocaling around to the rhythm of a piano. Totally loses its context and spirit. Worse still, I DON'T think it was supposed to be funny!!!
  Sun. 12/4/11 2:51am Matt from Springfield:

Hey Joe, that album "the descendants" made me think of Dave Bartholomew's "The Monkey Speaks His Mind". Have you heard of that one? Do you HAVE it? On a 45?? Single File GOLD if you do have that one, it's great!
  Sun. 12/4/11 2:51am Julie:

Joe's doing the Xmas thing...not sure I'll go that route again
  Sun. 12/4/11 2:51am Brian in UK:

T-Zero Mud, mud, glorious mud nothing quite like it for cooling the blood.
  Sun. 12/4/11 2:52am Joe McG:

@Matt: I wish I had that record, it's great. Rex probably has it.
  Sun. 12/4/11 2:52am Julie:

And yeah the gremlins into the heavy metal carol of the bells was one of my favorite things I ever did
  Sun. 12/4/11 2:53am T-Zero:

Yeah. I think that was it, Brian. I knew for sure it was British.
  Sun. 12/4/11 2:53am Julie:

Wow very nice Roy
  Sun. 12/4/11 2:54am T-Zero:

I'm usually half napping when I listen to the kids show for the story, so my memory gets foggy. lol
  Sun. 12/4/11 2:55am kiemzi:

awesome show, joe! hi, btw.
  Sun. 12/4/11 2:56am Matt from Springfield:

From 1970. Excellent Roy Harper, I think you pretty much can't miss with his songs.

@Julie: That WAS a great thing! If you did industrial mixes, that would be the sort of audio sample you would play over your mix.
  Sun. 12/4/11 2:56am Joe McG:

Thanks, kiemzi! Shucks. Hi and bye!
  Sun. 12/4/11 2:58am Joe McG:

Thanks for listening everyone, have a great week!
  Sun. 12/4/11 2:59am Brian in UK:

Au Revoir.
  Sun. 12/4/11 2:59am Matt from Springfield:

Great show Joe! Have a good night!
  Sun. 12/4/11 2:59am T-Zero:

Thanks. You, too, Joe!
  Sun. 12/4/11 2:59am kiemzi:

bon soir et matin or whatevers!
  Sun. 12/4/11 2:59am 12539:

Thanks Joe, and hippos to all.
  Sun. 12/4/11 3:00am Julie:

Thanks Joe!
  Sun. 12/4/11 3:32am T-Zero:

Ok. After listening on YouTube, MK and Brian were both right. The kids show has played both songs, but it was the Christmas song MK brought up that was what I was thinking of.
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