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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 January 29, 2012: Be for Real, Be What You Are, Be Oblong

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes  Be for Real   Options I Miss You  Philadelphia International  1972  LP      0:00:00 ()
Latimore  If You Were My Woman   Options Straighten It Out: The Best of Latimore  Rhino  1995  CD  From 1973    0:09:15 ()
Leroy Hutson  Could This Be Love   Options The Man!  Curtom  1974  LP      0:14:16 ()
Arthur Alexander  In the Middle of It All   Options Rainbow Road: The Warner Bros. Recordings  Warner Bros.  1994  CD  From 1972    0:17:21 ()
Bettye Swann  I'm Lonely for You   Options Bettye Swann  Astralwerks  2004  CD  Originally on "The Soul View Now!" from 1969    0:20:26 ()
Bettye LaVette  Piece of My Heart   Options Do Your Duty  Sundazed  2009  CD  From 1969; Happy Birthday to Bettye LaVette!    0:23:01 ()
Erma Franklin  Higher and Higher   Options Super Soul Sister  VampiSoul  2003  CD  From 1970    0:25:15 ()
Mighty Fine  Fake Plastic Party   Options Get Up to Get Down  Drug Front  2012  CD    *   0:35:29 ()
Scar  Rewind   Options The Believer 2010 Music Issue CD  No Label  2010  CD      0:37:27 ()
The Goodees  Jilted   Options Condition Red! The Complete Goodees  Ace  2010  CD  From 1969    0:41:46 ()
Atomic Forest  Windmills of Your Mind   Options Obsession  Now Again  2012  CD  From 1981  *   0:46:17 ()
Madeleine Chartrand  J'ai Du Bon Tabac   Options Total Freakout Volume 33: Québec France 1967-1973 Psyche Jello  Mucho Gusto  2011  LP  From 1973  *   0:49:10 ()
Steve Fiset  Tout Simplement   Options Operation Vacances  Jupiter  1970  LP      0:52:06 ()
Les Classels  Agent de Liaison   Options Et Maintenant...Les Classels  Trans-Canada  1966  LP  See excellent LP cover here    0:54:54 ()
Palomar  Park Lights   Options Sense and Antisense  No Label  2012  CD    *   1:03:01 ()
Porcelain Raft  Drifting In and Out   Options Strange Weekend  Secretly Canadian  2012  CD    *   1:06:22 ()
Girls  Saying I Love You   Options Father, Son, Holy Ghost  True Panther  2011  CD    *   1:09:37 ()
The Loft  Up the Hill and Down the Slope   Options Magpie Eyes 1982 - 1985  Rev Ola  2005  CD  From 1985    1:13:39 ()
The Astronauts  Back Soon   Options Survivors  La Vida Es Un Mus Discos  2011  LP  From 1979  *   1:17:30 ()
The Walker Brothers  Walkin' in the Sun   Options No Regrets  Sony  2010  CD  From 1975    1:20:39 ()
Porter Wagoner  Bones   Options The Rubber Room  The Omni Recording Corporation  2006  CD  Originally from "The Farmer," 1973    1:24:12 ()
  Single File: a bunch of 45s all in a row
Jim Ford  Harlan County   Options   Sundown  1969  45      1:29:53 ()
The Blades of Grass  You Turned Off the Sun   Options   Jubilee  1967  45      1:32:51 ()
Mid Day Rain  Welcome to the Rain   Options   RCA  1970  45      1:35:24 ()
Katfish  Dear Prudence   Options   Big Tree  1975  45      1:38:07 ()
Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel  Mr Raffles (Man, It Was Mean)   Options   EMI  1974  45      1:41:36 ()
Cream  Anyone for Tennis (The Savage Seven Theme)   Options   Atco  1968  45      1:44:43 ()
The Impressions  Long, Long Winter   Options   ABC-Paramount  1964  45      1:47:14 ()
Ohio Players  Streakin' Cheek to Cheek   Options   Mercury  1974  45      1:50:01 ()
The Flirts  Jukebox (Don't Put Another Dime)   Options   "O"  1982  45      1:52:55 ()
The Staple Singers  Be What You Are   Options   Stax  1973  45      1:56:31 ()
Agincourt  Though I May Be Dreaming   Options Fly Away  Merlin  1974  MP3  From 1970    2:13:31 ()
Jimmy Campbell  In My Room   Options Half Baked  Vertigo  1971  LP      2:16:22 ()
Paper Bubble  She   Options Scenery  RPM  2008  CD  From 1969    2:20:38 ()
Hunter Muskett  Every Time You Move   Options Every Time You Move  Lilith  2007  LP  From 1970    2:25:10 ()
Roy Harper  I'll See You Again   Options Songs of Love and Loss  Science Friction  2011  CD  From 1974  *   2:29:30 ()
Jackie McAuley  Cameramen Wilson and Holmes   Options Jackie McAuley  Si Wan  1995  CD  From 1971    2:34:29 ()
Fairfield Parlour  By Your Bedside   Options From Home to Home  Burning Airlines  2000  CD  From 1970    2:39:21 ()
Amber  Sing On the Sunlight   Options Pearls of Amber  Merlins Nose  2011  CD  From 1970  *   2:41:56 ()
Yusef Lateef plays over the City Service Quartet  In a Little Spanish Town   Options Every Village Has a Song: The Yusef Lateef Anthology  Atlantic/Rhino  1994  CD  From 1927/1976    2:51:25 ()
Red Nichols & His Five Pennies  Nobody Knows (And Nobody Seems to Care)   Options There's No Business Like Show Business: The Magical Songs of Irving Berlin  BOMR  1978  LP  From 1929    2:53:40 ()

Listener comments!

  Sun. 1/29/12 12:08am Destroit:

Real talk, with Joe. Hello all listeners, and hello Joe.
Avatar Sun. 1/29/12 12:10am Joe McG:

Hey, Destroit! Hope you're bein' real tonight.
  Sun. 1/29/12 12:10am Holly in NC:

Hey Joe & Destroit!
Occupy Oakland is being real at the moment
  Sun. 1/29/12 12:11am 12539 for Real:

Hi, hoping to stay awake past Single File.
Avatar Sun. 1/29/12 12:12am Joe McG:

Hey, Holly! Hey, 12539. Glad you're all real.
  Sun. 1/29/12 12:14am Destroit:

Real chauvinistic, apparently. Haha, this song reminds me of my baptist step dad. Looking forward to the show Joe!
  Sun. 1/29/12 12:15am Destroit:

Hello Holly! Getting to love more folks in NC by the day.
  Sun. 1/29/12 12:24am Holly in NC:

@Destroit - :-) Many of us are pretty loveable.
Full disclosure: I grew up in Connecticut, one town over from that taco eatin' mayor. Sigh.
  Sun. 1/29/12 12:27am Holly in NC:

Loving the Bettyes
Avatar Sun. 1/29/12 12:28am Joe McG:

Bettye Double Shot, as they say in radio.
Avatar Sun. 1/29/12 12:30am Joe McG:

Well, I don't really know if they say that or not!
  Sun. 1/29/12 12:31am Destroit:

Business is bringing me to Raleigh next month. Going to pop my NC cherry. Can't wait. Oh, and good start Joe, diggin the Motown flavor!
  Sun. 1/29/12 12:37am Holly in NC:

@Destroit - remind me closer to the date - Randy in NC & I can bombard you with cool suggestions!
  Sun. 1/29/12 12:39am Holly in NC:

Do you count Comus as late 60s early 70s English folk? ;-)
Avatar Sun. 1/29/12 12:41am Joe McG:

I would indeed, Holly! Definitely on the creepier end of the spectrum.
  Sun. 1/29/12 12:41am Destroit:

Yes. You, holly, and Randy are spearheading my fondness of NC. Will definately seek your advice. I can't wait until 1:30.
  Sun. 1/29/12 12:42am Holly in NC:

I'm in a creepy mood
Avatar Sun. 1/29/12 12:43am Joe McG:

Ha ha! Then this strip club song should do the trick!
  Sun. 1/29/12 12:44am T-Zero:

@Holly: I'd been listening to Kiss of the Spider Woman (London stage version) and The Crying Game film score, so not sure what mood that puts me in...
  Sun. 1/29/12 12:47am Destroit:

Yes yes yes , get busy with the jilted!
  Sun. 1/29/12 12:47am Holly in NC:

@R-Zero - Closer to creepy than not, I'd say!
The Goodees are creepy in a most excellent way, like the Poppy Family.
  Sun. 1/29/12 12:48am Holly in NC:

TEE Zero. TEE.
  Sun. 1/29/12 12:50am T-Zero:

Heh, no problem.
  Sun. 1/29/12 12:50am Spell Check:

Was that a T off?
  Sun. 1/29/12 12:50am Holly in NC:

Oh, perfect segue Joe!
Avatar Sun. 1/29/12 12:52am Joe McG:

@Holly: :)
  Sun. 1/29/12 12:55am Holly in NC:

!! I had no idea Ms. Chartrand released more than 1 song!
Drat, now Ani Kuni will be in my head all night.
  Sun. 1/29/12 12:55am Spell Check:

Hater Alert :-) 12:43, 12:48, 12:52
Avatar Sun. 1/29/12 12:58am Joe McG:

@Holly: It's her second 45. Don't know if she made more!
  Sun. 1/29/12 12:59am T-Zero:

  Sun. 1/29/12 1:03am T-Zero:

  Sun. 1/29/12 1:05am T-Zero:

@JoeMcg: http://tinyurl.com/75clxkb
  Sun. 1/29/12 1:06am 12539:

"Operation: Vacation," I believe.

(Les Classels look a bit like the recent David Byrne)
Avatar Sun. 1/29/12 1:07am Joe McG:

Thanks, Frenchie...I think! Thanks for the link, T-Zero! Whatta cover!
  Sun. 1/29/12 1:07am T-Zero:

I couldn't find a larger one.
  Sun. 1/29/12 1:08am Bob Hendriksen:

It's nice that you played a Bettye LaVette song tonight. She is a personal friend of mine plus today is her birthday. Thanks a bunch Joe!
Avatar Sun. 1/29/12 1:10am Joe McG:

Hey, Bob! Nice to hear from you! I didn't know it was Bettye's birthday, so I'll be sure to announce it!
  Sun. 1/29/12 1:11am Bob Hendriksen:

Please do. She is on tour right now but should be home in a day or so.
Avatar Sun. 1/29/12 1:11am Joe McG:

Very cool! All the best to her from WFMU.
  Sun. 1/29/12 1:13am Holly in NC:

And from fmu listeners!
  Sun. 1/29/12 1:15am Matt from Springfield:

Evenin', Joe!
TWO Bettys with an -e! That can only be a good thing!
Avatar Sun. 1/29/12 1:18am Joe McG:

Evenin', Matt! How is every little thing?
  Sun. 1/29/12 1:20am Matt from Springfield:

Every little thing is MAGIC! :)

Right now I'm reading the companion book to the "Smile" box set I got my Dad for Xmas. Get that Box Set if you haven't already!
  Sun. 1/29/12 1:24am Matt from Springfield:

A percussionist on several takes of Good Vibrations was one "Gary Coleman"! Before the actor was even born! (Jim Horn fans: he played the piccolo flute during the bridge). And Larry Knechtel of Bread on Hammond organ!
  Sun. 1/29/12 1:24am T-Zero:

Shouldn't this just be Astronuats? The Astronauts are from Colorado and this band sure doesn't sound like they're from Colorado lol
Avatar Sun. 1/29/12 1:25am Joe McG:

@Matt: Haven't had a chance to dig in yet to the set. Nice you've already discovered Gary Coleman's pre-natal role during the Smile sessions.
Avatar Sun. 1/29/12 1:25am Joe McG:

@T-Zero: No, this is the UK Astronauts, rabble rousers from Wokingham.
  Sun. 1/29/12 1:25am Matt from Springfield:

Gary's incredible, ain't he? :)
Hey T-Zero! Holly!
  Sun. 1/29/12 1:27am T-Zero:

Errr actually no "s", just Astronaut.

@JoeMcG: Ok. Geesh. How many of these bands are there? lol

@Howdy, Matt from S.
  Sun. 1/29/12 1:29am Matt from Springfield:

Howdy TZ!
Porter, good ol' Porter! A handshake to you, wherever you are.
  Sun. 1/29/12 1:30am Matt from Springfield:

My longtime best friend's last name is Porter, and two brothers I knew from university were total metalheads, last name Wagoner. I joked that they should all form a metal band, called Porter-Wagoner! (!!!)
  Sun. 1/29/12 1:32am Holly in NC:

Hi Matt! Excellent band idea ;-)
  Sun. 1/29/12 1:35am Matt from Springfield:

Harlan County, shot over 15 cents!
I went to school in Appalachia and have family there, but even there Harlan Co. Kentucky (and Pike Co. KY) are regarded as the poorest of the poor even down there.
  Sun. 1/29/12 1:36am Destroit:

1:30. Raise a glass to Joe, holly, TZ, bob, and Matt.
  Sun. 1/29/12 1:37am Holly in NC:

  Sun. 1/29/12 1:37am Matt from Springfield:

A G&T raised to ya, Joe McG and everyone! Cheers! (clink)
  Sun. 1/29/12 1:38am T-Zero:

Avatar Sun. 1/29/12 1:39am Joe McG:

I love a listening audience with a healthy thirst.
  Sun. 1/29/12 1:41am Destroit:

  Sun. 1/29/12 1:42am Matt from Springfield:

"Dear Prudence" cover? Pre-Siouxsie? Intrigued...
Avatar Sun. 1/29/12 1:43am Joe McG:

Hey, Matt, let me know if you find out anything about Katfish.
  Sun. 1/29/12 1:44am Iranian scientist:

Could you play Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey
  Sun. 1/29/12 1:46am Matt from Springfield:

@Joe: Not good, that the first Google site for Katfish is "One Hit Wonder Central"!! From Lewiston, Maine apparently.
  Sun. 1/29/12 1:47am Matt from Springfield:

Ahhh, why can it be that WFMU is the only station committed to playing Cockney Rebel? :)
  Sun. 1/29/12 1:50am Destroit:

Moving right along
  Sun. 1/29/12 1:52am Matt from Springfield:

Great ol' Curtis Mayfield! RIP.
Avatar Sun. 1/29/12 1:54am Joe McG:

Figured it was about time for a streaking record.
  Sun. 1/29/12 1:57am Destroit:

Speaker freak, I'll get involved.
  Sun. 1/29/12 1:58am Trucker:

Hey good buddy, I remember streakin', catch ya on the rebound, 10-4, I'm puttin the pedal down, watch out for smokies in the bushes!
  Sun. 1/29/12 2:01am Matt from Springfield:

Staple Singers! Thought it was them.
  Sun. 1/29/12 2:09am Matt from Springfield:

Wooo! WFMU, Home of Cockney Rebel!!
  Sun. 1/29/12 2:11am 12539:

"Katfish was a band in Lewiston, Maine in the 70's. Moe McKenna...Jeff Wright...John Hart...Nick Knowlton."
As of 1996 Moe was "playing in a top 40 cover band," Nick was, among other things, "Co-chair of talent advisory board for the nationally-recognized, annual Great Falls Balloon festival."
  Sun. 1/29/12 2:12am Matt from Springfield:

PSAs! Whichever way you come by them, Joe! I love them, I would write PSAs of any topic, if you will take them!
  Sun. 1/29/12 2:15am Destroit:

Snuff out the trucker, it's all about the speaker. Joe, keep it up.
Avatar Sun. 1/29/12 2:26am Joe McG:

Thanks, Destroit and Matt! I know folk isn't everyone's cup of tea at 2 a.m. on a Saturday, but I'm in the mood....
  Sun. 1/29/12 2:27am T-Zero:

Actually, I was just thinking I'm glad there's an archive because I want to go back and play that Jimmy Campbell piece again.
Avatar Sun. 1/29/12 2:28am Joe McG:

@T-Zero: How nice!
  Sun. 1/29/12 2:33am Matt from Springfield:

@TZ: Once is never enough!
Btw, that reminded me of...let me check...Nov 8 2009! That may be the best SF off all time, how many times I've gone back to that archive for the fun of it!
  Sun. 1/29/12 2:35am T-Zero:

@Joe McG: I like folk in general...
Avatar Sun. 1/29/12 2:36am Joe McG:

Wow, Matt, I'll have to listen back and see what the hell I was doing in 2009. Might be worth a refresher!
  Sun. 1/29/12 2:37am kiemzi:

seriously, though. hats off to roy harper.
  Sun. 1/29/12 2:39am Matt from Springfield:

@TZ,kiemzi: Roy Harper in general rocks!
@Joe: I recorded digital copies of several tracks from that episode! I swear it's one of the most awesome episodes ever! I put it in my "One For The Ages" category!
Avatar Sun. 1/29/12 2:39am Joe McG:

Indeedy, kiemzi!
Avatar Sun. 1/29/12 2:45am Joe McG:

Wow, thanks, Matt!
  Sun. 1/29/12 2:53am Marmalade McKitty:

ey Joe! great show!! What is the name of the background kevin Ayers track.
Avatar Sun. 1/29/12 2:56am Joe McG:

Ooh, I forget...I'll post it later on....
  Sun. 1/29/12 2:58am Marmalade McKitty:

Its off of an album thats really ard to find ..not on i tunes
  Sun. 1/29/12 2:59am T-Zero:

Ohhhh, I love this era in music...
Avatar Sun. 1/29/12 2:59am Joe McG:

It came out a few years ago...sorry I can't remember! I'll post it to this playlist tomorrow morning....Have a great weekend all!
  Sun. 1/29/12 2:59am T-Zero:

Thanks! You have a good week, Joe.
  Sun. 1/29/12 3:00am Marmalade McKitty:

Thanks Joe!
Avatar Sun. 1/29/12 12:02pm Joe McG:

Hey, Kitty--In case you check back, the name of the Kevin Ayers album is "What More Can I Say..." My bed is a loop of "Crystal Clear." You can get the album (which I recommend) here: www.reelrecordings.org...
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