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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Primitive  Creation of Music   Options Carolina Funk: Funk 45s from the Atlantic Coast  Jazzman  2007  CD      0:00:00 ()
The Whitefield Brothers  Weiya (Serengeti Beat)   Options In the Raw  Now Again  2008  CD      0:05:06 ()
The Meters  Pungee   Options Look-Ka Py Py  Sundazed  1999  CD  From 1970    0:11:09 ()
The Politicians  Funky Toes   Options Psycha-Soula-Funkadelic: The Hot Wax Sessions  Sequel  1999  CD  From 1972    0:14:04 ()
The J.B.'s  Givin' Up Food for Funk (Parts 1 & 2)   Options Funky Good Time: The Anthology  Polydor  1995  CD  From 1972    0:18:05 ()
The Whitefield Brothers  Rampage   Options In the Raw  Now Again  2008  CD  So good I'm hittin' it twice!    0:24:15 ()
ESG  Thump   Options Closure  No Label  2012  CD-R    *   0:32:19 ()
Maximum Joy  White & Green Place   Options Unlimited (1979-1983)  Crippled Dick Hot Wax!  2005  CD      0:35:00 ()
Au Pairs  Come Again   Options Playing with a Different Sex  RPM  1992  CD  From 1981    0:40:21 ()
The Long Blondes  You Could Have Both   Options Someone to Drive You Home  Rough Trade  2006  CD      0:44:13 ()
Hagar the Womb  Dressed to Kill   Options A Brighter Shade of Black  Mississippi  2011  LP  From 1984  *   0:49:00 ()
Human Switchboard  Shake It Boys   Options Who's Landing In My Hangar? Anthology 1977-1984  Bar/None  2011  CD  From 1977  *   0:52:05 ()
Big Bill Broonzy  Getting Older Every Day   Options Great Blues Guitarists: String Dazzlers  Columbia Legacy  1991  CD  From 1940 (unissued take)    0:58:40 ()
The Black Pope  I'm a Human Radio Station   Options Radio Archival Oddities. Vol. II  WFMU  2004  CD  See comment    1:01:36 ()
Mary McCreary  Rudi Poot   Options Butterflies in Heaven  Shelter  1973  LP      1:04:26 ()
Dusty Springfield  Make It with You   Options Dusty in Memphis - Deluxe Edition  Rhino  1999  CD  bonus track from 1970    1:07:44 ()
Tony Joe White  Rainy Night in Georgia   Options The Best of Tony Joe White  Warner Bros.  1993  CD  From 1969    1:10:59 ()
Jim Ford  Demolition Expert/Under Construction   Options Demolition Expert: Rare Acoustic Demos  Bear Family  2011  CD    *   1:14:40 ()
Charles Bevel  Overheard   Options Meet "Mississippi Charles" Bevel  A&M  1973  LP      1:17:38 ()
  Single File: a bunch of 45s played all in a row
Flamin' Groovies  Slow Death   Options   United Artists  1972  45      1:31:47 ()
The Hot Dogs  I Walk the Line   Options   Ardent  1974  45      1:35:57 ()
Flat Duo Jets  Crazy Hazy Kisses   Options   I.R.S.  1985  45      1:39:15 ()
The Look  If I Were a Carpenter   Options   Verve  1967  45      1:42:59 ()
Every Day People  I Think I'm Gonna Rain   Options   Abnak  1971  45      1:46:05 ()
Faith, Hope, & Charity  So Much Love   Options   Maxwell  1970  45      1:49:30 ()
Joe Simon  Easy to Love   Options   Spring  1976  45      1:52:39 ()
Crown Heights Affair  Dreaming a Dream   Options   De-Lite  1975  45  "Disco Version"    1:56:24 ()
Bobby Bare  Rosalie's Good Eats Cafe   Options Collector's Series  RCA  1985  LP  From 1973    2:13:17 ()
Jeannie C. Riley  Sunday After Church   Options Things Go Better with Love  Plantation  1969  LP      2:20:31 ()
Tanya Tucker  What's Your Mama's Name   Options Tanya Tucker's Greatest Hits  Columbia  1975  LP  From 1973    2:23:26 ()
Bobbie Gentry  He Made a Woman Out of Me   Options Fancy  Capitol  1970  LP      2:26:48 ()
Evie Sands  Crazy Annie   Options Any Way That You Want Me  A&M/Victor  2001  CD  From 1969    2:29:00 ()
Roberta Flack  Sunday and Sister Jones   Options Quiet Fire  Atlantic  1971  LP      2:32:44 ()
O.C. Smith  I Stop By Heaven   Options Help Me Make It Through the Night  Collectables  2003  CD  From 1971    2:37:38 ()
The Mills Brothers  Rockin' Chair   Options Chronological Volume 3  JSP  2000  CD  From 1934 (September 14th, to be exact!)    2:41:40 ()
Badge  Tearfall in the Rain   Options   No Label  1974  MP3  Unreleased track; download here    2:45:21 ()
Hot Knives  Secrets About Me   Options Hot Knives  Grown Up Wrong!  2011  CD  Recorded in the mid-70s  *   2:49:53 ()

Listener comments!

  Sun. 1/15/12 12:05am Marmalade kitty:

boing boing boing' evening Joe!
  Sun. 1/15/12 12:07am G:

I've seen MK all day in comments. :-) Then again I see me too LOL

Hi MK and all. It's like 5AM in the UK, yes?
  Sun. 1/15/12 12:08am miss cheri:

hiya joe,,,how's the new year treating you?
  Sun. 1/15/12 12:08am Joe McG:

Hey, Kitty! Hey, G! Hey, Miss C! Welcome all.
  Sun. 1/15/12 12:09am Julie:

Hiya Joe!
  Sun. 1/15/12 12:09am Marmalade kitty:

All night here, G! Miss cheri! :)
  Sun. 1/15/12 12:10am Joe McG:

Hey, Julie!
  Sun. 1/15/12 12:10am Marmalade kitty:

Julie!! :)
  Sun. 1/15/12 12:11am Julie:

hey there MK!
  Sun. 1/15/12 12:13am miss cheri:

good morning julie,,great to see you once again!!!
  Sun. 1/15/12 12:14am Marmalade kitty:

Listenathon! I could'nt see Mary Wing on the schedule?
  Sun. 1/15/12 12:15am Julie:

Mary's on Wednesdays now!
  Sun. 1/15/12 12:18am miss cheri:

how are you doing joe & julie? me.,,i'm having a wonderful weekend so far...
  Sun. 1/15/12 12:19am Marmalade kitty:

How you feeling Julie? lot's better I hope!
  Sun. 1/15/12 12:20am Destroit:

Oh boy. Hello Joe, julie, everyone, and....Marmalade!
  Sun. 1/15/12 12:20am Holly in NC:

Hi Joe & everyone!

Fuuunky toes!
  Sun. 1/15/12 12:20am Julie:

Yes thanks, my voice is back :) Hope you're having a nice weekend
  Sun. 1/15/12 12:20am miss cheri:

hny mk!!!
  Sun. 1/15/12 12:21am Julie:

Joe has funky toes..I can see him dancing right now
  Sun. 1/15/12 12:21am Joe McG:

Hey, Holly! Hey, Destroit!
  Sun. 1/15/12 12:22am miss cheri:

i'm glad you're feeling better julie..
  Sun. 1/15/12 12:24am Marmalade kitty:

I'm good thanks Julie ;) having all this funk up your sleeve must tickle a bit, Joe
  Sun. 1/15/12 12:25am Rebecca in Hoboken:

I hope you had a good birthday today, Joe, even if you couldn't stay out late celebrating! Happy birthday (technically yesterday I guess as its after midnight)
  Sun. 1/15/12 12:25am Destroit:

Toes are engaged.flexin. How are your birds doing Julie?
  Sun. 1/15/12 12:25am Joe McG:

@Kitty: Naw, feels mighty fine! @Rebecca: Thanks! It was A-OK.
  Sun. 1/15/12 12:26am Holly in NC:

Oh gosh, happy birthday, Joe!
  Sun. 1/15/12 12:27am Julie:

@Destroit fine thanks!
Joe is having his party on the air! Birthday shows are fun
  Sun. 1/15/12 12:27am Joe McG:

@Holly: Why, thank you very much!
  Sun. 1/15/12 12:27am Marmalade kitty:

Happy Birthday Joe!!!
  Sun. 1/15/12 12:29am Joe McG:

@Kitty: Purr, thanks!
  Sun. 1/15/12 12:29am miss cheri:

happy b-day joe,,,
  Sun. 1/15/12 12:30am Joe McG:

@cheri: Thanks ever so!
  Sun. 1/15/12 12:30am miss cheri:

joe,julie my birthday won't be till july,,
  Sun. 1/15/12 12:31am Destroit:

Zing...happy birthday muh fuckah.
  Sun. 1/15/12 12:35am Joe McG:

@Destroit: Fanks, man.
  Sun. 1/15/12 12:36am Destroit:

I'll be with you buddy, let's go!
  Sun. 1/15/12 12:39am miss cheri:

julie...as woman to woman,,please don't hold a grudge against me,,,
  Sun. 1/15/12 12:40am Holly in NC:

New ESG lp = best news all week!
Last ESG lp = bummer :-(
  Sun. 1/15/12 12:41am G:

sh** happens! :-(
  Sun. 1/15/12 12:43am Destroit:

This Is good tribal bending
  Sun. 1/15/12 12:45am Marmalade kitty:

Found this interesting blog today whilst searching for superlatives for wfmu shows!

  Sun. 1/15/12 12:46am Joe McG:

@MK: Ooh, let's hear some superlatives!
  Sun. 1/15/12 12:46am Destroit:

Good on ya Joe, plaster this thing Brit style.
  Sun. 1/15/12 12:48am Marmalade kitty:

..not that the superlatives would be obsolete!
  Sun. 1/15/12 12:50am Destroit:

Hey Kitty, what is for breakfast?
  Sun. 1/15/12 12:55am Marmalade kitty:

I need to to bed before breakfast surely! One more glass of pina colada without the coconut cream! :)
  Sun. 1/15/12 12:57am G:

pina colada breakfast before bed numnum :-P
  Sun. 1/15/12 12:57am Ken From Hyde Park:

Tonight's show, and WFMU in general, is widdershins. I mean that in a good way, of course. Thanks for the link to obsolete terms, MK.
  Sun. 1/15/12 12:58am 12539:

Late, but hopefully not too late to wish you a happy birthday, Joe!
  Sun. 1/15/12 12:59am yair Yona (Tel Aviv, Israel,Earth,Milky Way):

Hey Joe,wha happenin
  Sun. 1/15/12 12:59am Destroit:

I got your back MK, eggs benedict for you. (at least that's my favorite). sweet dreams marmalade :)!
  Sun. 1/15/12 1:01am Destroit:

12539 is always a welcome addition.
  Sun. 1/15/12 1:01am miss cheri:

good night joe & julie,,if you're still here julie,.,,
  Sun. 1/15/12 1:02am Joe McG:

@12539: Thanks, 12539! @Yair: Hey, Yair!
  Sun. 1/15/12 1:03am BSI:

Good grief. I should not be still awake. But yet, strangely....
  Sun. 1/15/12 1:05am G:

sleep is for those who can't handle being awake
  Sun. 1/15/12 1:06am G:

"rooty poots"???
  Sun. 1/15/12 1:06am BSI:

Didn't the great philosopher Shannon Selberg once say "Sleep is for animals and children..."? ... I cannot argue.
  Sun. 1/15/12 1:08am borg:

this makes my day!
  Sun. 1/15/12 1:08am Destroit:

@G: +5
  Sun. 1/15/12 1:08am G:

asked, and answered.
  Sun. 1/15/12 1:09am Matt from Springfield:

Wow, and what a Black Pope he is too!
Joe Joe Joe Joe JOE!!! So glad to hear you again, it's been a few weeks for me!
  Sun. 1/15/12 1:11am G:


rudy poot

someone who is more or less a wannabe, poser, loser, or something to that effect.
  Sun. 1/15/12 1:11am Joe McG:

@Matt: Hey, Matt, welcome back! I'm not fit to hold the Black Pope's coattails. I'm just another rudi poot!
  Sun. 1/15/12 1:12am Matt from Springfield:

@G: A "rude boy" who "poots out", I guess!
@Joe: Happy birthday!! Playing any presents tonight? :)
  Sun. 1/15/12 1:13am Mike Sin:

Happy birthday, Joe McG! My prediction: "16 Candles" by the Crests during the "Single file" segment... OK, not really.
  Sun. 1/15/12 1:15am Joe McG:

@Matt: Yeah, the Big Bill was my present to myself! @Mike Sin: Thanks for the wishes! I wish I HAD that record. I would totally play it. Actually, there IS one that is sort of a birthday song. Let me know if you can pick it out.
  Sun. 1/15/12 1:18am Matt from Springfield:

Hi Mike Sin!
I didn't catch your fill-in last week (Saturday afternoons are difficult for me to catch live), but thank you for sending the email. I like when I get a *blip* that there's a cool show added to the Archive box!
  Sun. 1/15/12 1:18am miss cheri:

joe i really hate to pry,,(you don't have to answer if you don't want to) but how old are you? i'm 30
  Sun. 1/15/12 1:19am T-Zero:

Morning! Just woke up in time for Rainy Night... Nice!
Happy belated b-day JoeMcG
  Sun. 1/15/12 1:19am Destroit:

Cheers to Sin & Matt. Keep going with birthday soul
  Sun. 1/15/12 1:19am G:

old enough to know better :-P
  Sun. 1/15/12 1:19am miss cheri:

on that note i must say night!!!!!!
  Sun. 1/15/12 1:19am Joe McG:

Hey, Taters! Hey, T-Zero! Thanks!
  Sun. 1/15/12 1:20am Matt from Springfield:

If you don't want to post publicly that's OK Joe.
(But, I had my own guess! It would be fun if you DID share!)
  Sun. 1/15/12 1:21am Joe McG:

I'm as old as you want me to be and as young as the season.
  Sun. 1/15/12 1:23am Marmalade kitty:

we know how old we are but do we know how young we are?
  Sun. 1/15/12 1:24am Marmalade kitty:

yes Joe!
  Sun. 1/15/12 1:25am Joe McG:

Are we as old as we think we are or as young as we wish? (groan)
  Sun. 1/15/12 1:25am Matt from Springfield:

"Old" and "young" are in the eye of the beholder, Kitty!
It really depends who we're around, a relative thing! And age is really just counting throughout your life...
  Sun. 1/15/12 1:27am G:

it's all so clear now!!!!!!
  Sun. 1/15/12 1:27am Mike Sin:

@Matt, Destroit -- Well, hello, and thanks!

Joe McG's age? I'll give you a hint. He has never owned a razor and he's always givin' me money to buy him six-packs from the liquor store.
  Sun. 1/15/12 1:29am Matt from Springfield:

@Mike: Well, that's very telling. At this rate, maybe DJ Keili will soon be able to take over that duty! :D
  Sun. 1/15/12 1:30am Matt from Springfield:

Yes Joe, Light In The Attic, or Rhino reissue, someone needs to reissue these!
  Sun. 1/15/12 1:31am Marmalade kitty:

Hiya Matt, Mike!
  Sun. 1/15/12 1:34am Matt from Springfield:

Always nice to see you, dear Kitty!
  Sun. 1/15/12 1:36am Joe McG:

@Mike Sin: Hey, Mike, by the way, I could really use a beer. If I give you a few bucks....?
  Sun. 1/15/12 1:36am Holly in NC:

had to rouse to comment - 1 of the best songs EVER!
  Sun. 1/15/12 1:38am Joe McG:

@Holly: The part at the end is my favorite! YEAH YEAH!
  Sun. 1/15/12 1:38am Destroit:

Heroin influenced birthday songs are always welcomed! It should be a staple.
  Sun. 1/15/12 1:38am Matt from Springfield:

"Slow Death" is kind of ahead of its time, with that rhythm and subject matter, I would have guessed it was from later in the 70s.
  Sun. 1/15/12 1:39am Matt from Springfield:

Probably because they were influenced by Lou Reed (my other guess!)
  Sun. 1/15/12 1:41am Matt from Springfield:

Hey another "I Walk The Line" single! Joe, you once mentioned you probably have enough IWTL covers to do a whole Single File with--when oh when can we expect that to happen??!
  Sun. 1/15/12 1:41am Joe McG:

@Matt: Gotta make sure I have enough of them, but maybe I will do that one of these days!
  Sun. 1/15/12 1:43am Matt from Springfield:

That would be great if you can pull that off!
  Sun. 1/15/12 1:44am Mike Sin:

Well hello MarmaKit!
Interesting bit about "Slow Death" -- Wilson joins band, Slow Death is his first appearance (1972), and then the band essentially disappears for four years....
  Sun. 1/15/12 1:47am Matt from Springfield:

Whoa, garage-y psychedelia Tim Hardin song!
  Sun. 1/15/12 1:48am Joe McG:

@Mike Sin: Hey, Mike, do you know anything about these guys? They sound Japanese to me or something.
  Sun. 1/15/12 1:49am Destroit:

Good stuff Joe,
  Sun. 1/15/12 1:51am Joe McG:

@Destroit: Glad you're diggin' it.
  Sun. 1/15/12 1:56am Matt from Springfield:

Sock it to me!
My dad said that when he was a kid, he actually knew 3 sisters, all named: Faith, Hope and Charity!
  Sun. 1/15/12 1:57am Joe McG:

@Matt: That's so cool! I wonder if they ever socked it to him!
  Sun. 1/15/12 1:58am Mike Sin:

@Joe McG - the Look? Outta NYC on the same label as Tim Hardin...
  Sun. 1/15/12 1:59am Destroit:

It's hard not to dig it. HBD Joe, keep it up and three cheers to fmu
  Sun. 1/15/12 2:00am Joe McG:

@Mike Sin: Really? Was the vocalist from Argentina or something? He sounds like he's pronouncing some of the words oddly.
  Sun. 1/15/12 2:02am Matt from Springfield:

@Joe: Maybe if they were the daughters of a preacher man...

Only the "disco version" of this for me, please!
  Sun. 1/15/12 2:03am Mike Sin:

Dunno too much about the band. I'm *fairly* sure it was recorded in NYC.
  Sun. 1/15/12 2:12am 12539:

Joe/Mike, YouTube post says of The Look:
...former "Country Gentlemen". A precursor to Barnaby Bye. This early work performed by Bobby Alessi, Billy Alessi, Donny Droege and on drums, Mr. Bob Pellicane. Maybe my first experience with a Long Island band.
  Sun. 1/15/12 2:16am Matt from Springfield:

Oh, GREAT Bobby Bare one! I believe this is another Shel Silverstein classic he sang.
  Sun. 1/15/12 2:17am Joe McG:

@12539: Wow, thanks! So they were from Long island! No wonder they had funny accents! (just kidding all you folks from Strong Island)
  Sun. 1/15/12 2:23am Marmalade kitty:

Great show! Have a wonderful Birthday week Joe! See you all next time!
  Sun. 1/15/12 2:23am Joe McG:

Thanks, Marmalade Kitty! Have a great week!
  Sun. 1/15/12 2:25am Matt from Springfield:

ANOTHER Jeannie C. Riley song! Yes!

Later Kitty! Have a good day!
  Sun. 1/15/12 2:27am Joe McG:

I loves me some Jeannie C. Riley.
  Sun. 1/15/12 2:33am Matt from Springfield:

And EVIE SANDS! Not to mention Bobbie and good ol' Tanya! Every item an A+ this set!
  Sun. 1/15/12 2:33am Brian in UK:

Happy Birthday Joe. Hello folks.
  Sun. 1/15/12 2:35am Joe McG:

Hey, Brian! Thanks for the kind wishes. Party is winding down, but there are still a few favors left for latecomers!
  Sun. 1/15/12 2:36am Brian in UK:

Joe, looks like it started funky, have you heard boys & girls from Brooklyn? Modern old skool.
  Sun. 1/15/12 2:38am Joe McG:

@Brian: No, but I'll check 'em out, thanks! Brooklyn, thanks to Desco/Daptone, has become something of a new funk center in the U.S. of A.
  Sun. 1/15/12 2:49am Matt from Springfield:

Like this Badge, first time hearing them for me.
  Sun. 1/15/12 2:50am Joe McG:

Check this out, Matt: http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2011/01/blogpost-29.html
  Sun. 1/15/12 2:55am Joe McG:

Hey, everyone, thanks for listening and commenting and all that. Have a great week, and thanks for all of the b'day good cheer.
  Sun. 1/15/12 2:55am Brian in UK:

Enjoy the rest of the day.
  Sun. 1/15/12 2:55am Matt from Springfield:

Wow! Thanks Joe for the links! And that photo, what a stylized label!
  Sun. 1/15/12 2:57am Matt from Springfield:

Thanks for a wonderful show, and bringing us good cheer from you every week!
  Sun. 1/15/12 3:12am slugluv1313:

greetings Mr. Joe McGasko and HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!! hope it was a blast! AMAZING show, as always!!! (have been listening, just not able to sign in to comments until now) HAVE A GREAT BIRTHDAY WEEK! and STAY WARM!!!!
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