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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 April 29, 2012: Poor Fool

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Benny Carter and His Orchestra with Maxine Sullivan  Midnight   Options Maxine Sullivan  Flapper  1996  CD  From 1941    0:00:00 ()
Ella Fitzgerald and Her Savoy Eight  Don't Worry 'Bout Me   Options 75th Anniversary Birthday Celebration: The Original Decca Recordings  GRP  1993  CD  From 1939    0:05:18 ()
Connee Boswell  The River's Taking Care of Me   Options The 1930s - The Singers  Columbia  1987  LP  From 1933    0:08:24 ()
Nat "King" Cole and June Christy with the Metronome All-Stars  Nat Meets June   Options The 1940s - The Singers  Columbia  1987  LP  From 1946    0:11:24 ()
Lucille Bogan  Groceries on the Shelf   Options News & the Blues - Telling It Like It Is  Columbia  1990  CD  From 1933    0:15:06 ()
Robert Wyatt  'Round Midnight   Options Mid-Eighties  Gramavision  1993  CD  From 1982    0:18:26 ()
Quantic & Alice Russell with the Combo Barbaro  Look Around the Corner   Options Look Around the Corner  Tru Thoughts  2012  CD    *   0:22:07 ()
Mickey Murray  I Don't Know Why   Options People Are Together  Secret Stash  2012  LP  From 1970  *   0:32:58 ()
Lou Ragland  What Happened to the Feeling   Options I Travel Alone  Numero Group  2012  CD  early 70s  *   0:35:19 ()
Eddie and Ernie  Lost Friends   Options Lost Friends  Kent/Ace  2002  CD  From 1966    0:40:49 ()
The Brockingtons  Natural Woman   Options The Brockingtons  Today  1971  LP      0:43:12 ()
Eddie Bo & Inez Cheatham  Lover and a Friend   Options Mr. Joe's Jambalaya & Loaded Down with the Blues  Charly  2012  CD  From 1968  *   0:47:07 ()
Clyde McPhatter  Without Love (There Is Nothing)   Options The Forgotten Angel  32 Jazz  1998  CD  From 1956    0:49:34 ()
Clyde McPhatter  Without Love (There Is Nothing)   Options The Forgotten Angel  32 Jazz  1998  CD  let's hear it again live at the Apollo, 1964    0:52:39 ()
Meat Puppets  Up on the Sun   Options Up on the Sun  SST  1985  LP      1:01:03 ()
Glen Campbell  One More Time   Options Glen Travis Campbell  Capitol  1972  LP      1:05:05 ()
Tammy Wynette  With Child   Options Another Lonely Song  Epic  1974  LP      1:08:21 ()
Linda Leigh  The Scent   Options Twisted Tales from the Vinyl Wastelands, Volume 10: Pancho Lopez Walks the Line  Trailer Park  2012  CD  From 1960  *   1:11:42 ()
Xavier Cugat & His Orchestra  Misirlou   Options Rumba Rumba  Acrobat  2008  CD  From 1941    1:13:22 ()
Breakout  Sluchaj rytmu   Options Eastern Bloc Funk Experience  Nascent  2011  CD  From 1976  *   1:17:11 ()
Jugoslavensko Tamburasko Drustvo (Jugo-Slav Tamburitza Orchestra)  Nataligino kolo (Natalie's dance)   Options   Edison  1924  MP3  Download for free here    1:20:20 ()
Millie Foster  Bitterness   Options What Does a Girl Do? Femme Pop from the President Vault  President  2004  CD  From 1962    1:24:08 ()
Holly and the Italians  Unoriginal Sin   Options Holly Beth Vincent  Epic  1982  LP      1:26:10 ()
  Single File: A bunch of random 45s lined up in a row
Charimen of the Board  Pay to the Piper   Options   Invictus  1970  45      1:36:24 ()
Willie Mitchell  Soul Serenade   Options   Hi  1968  45      1:39:08 ()
Bill Carlisle  No Help Wanted   Options   Hickory  1966  45      1:41:25 ()
The Crackerjack Society  Walk in the Sky   Options   Columbia  1967  45      1:43:56 ()
Mary Hopkin  International   Options   Apple  1972  45      1:46:36 ()
The Jive Bombers  Bad Boy   Options   Savoy  1957  45  crackly!    1:50:08 ()
The G.T.'s  Boys Have Feelings Too   Options   Stiff  1979  45      1:53:31 ()
Isaac Hayes  Rock Me Easy Baby (Pt. i)   Options   HBS/abc  1976  45      1:56:07 ()
The Crackerjack Society  Listen to This Side   Options   Columbia  1967  45  far out!    2:05:40 ()
The Pogues  And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda   Options Rum, Sodomy & the Lash  Stiff  1986  LP      2:12:24 ()
Nick Drake  Poor Boy   Options Bryter Layter  Island    CD  From 1970    2:20:03 ()
Frankie Valli  Poor Fool   Options Frankie Valli and the Four Season: The Motown Years  Motown  2008  CD  From 1972    2:26:05 ()
Plus  Pride   Options The Seven Deadly Sins  Probe/abc  1969  LP      2:30:17 ()
Terry Reid  Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace   Options Superlungs  Astralwerks  2005  CD  From 1969    2:33:41 ()
The Hot Dogs  Let Me Look at the Sun   Options Say What You Mean  Ardent  1973  LP      2:37:29 ()
Pussy  Come Back June   Options House of Many Windows: A Morgan Blue Town Compilation  Castle Music/Sanctuary  2003  CD  From 1969    2:40:15 ()
Nude Beach  You Make It So Easy   Options Nude Beach II  Nude Beach Records  2012  LP    *   2:43:54 ()
John Eddie  Let Me Down Hard   Options Who the Hell Is John Eddie?  Lost Highway/UMG  2003  CD      2:47:24 ()
John Jacob Niles  I'm Going Away   Options The Boone-Tolliver Recordings  LM Dupli-Cation  2012  CD  1952 home recordings  *   2:56:29 ()

Listener comments!

  Sun. 4/29/12 12:11am G:

alternate title: "Young Man River"
  Sun. 4/29/12 12:11am Chop Scott:

The perfect remedy tonight.. as always
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 4/29/12 12:12am Joe McG:

Hello, fellows!
  Sun. 4/29/12 12:17am G:

A heartfelt ode to self-serve groceries!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  Sun. 4/29/12 12:18am G:

Uh, I think there is a SUBTEXT here...
  Sun. 4/29/12 12:36am Matt from Springfield:

The campout I was going on got rained out, so now I'm actively seeking soul!
Is your MoJoe workin' tonight?
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 4/29/12 12:38am Joe McG:

Sorry to hear that, Matt! I'm trying to get my Mo'Joe in gear here...
  Sun. 4/29/12 12:38am Nursing Station Staff:

No tributes? Well, Robin Gibbs really doesn't look so good, but it's better than 50/50 he'll make till past 3...
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 4/29/12 12:40am Joe McG:

Fingers crossed!
  Sun. 4/29/12 12:40am Matt from Springfield:

MoJoe Rising!
  Sun. 4/29/12 12:43am 12539:

Eddie and Ernie have obviously not found Facebook.
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 4/29/12 12:43am Joe McG:

Ha ha ha!
  Sun. 4/29/12 12:45am Matt from Springfield:

Lively "Natural Woman"! Hi hat and electric piano will spruce up most any anthem!
  Sun. 4/29/12 12:54am Matt from Springfield:

Live at the Apollo!
  Sun. 4/29/12 12:55am G:

This could be a tribute. Poor Clyde died before 40 of the effects of alcohol abuse that got out of hand after his popularity waned badly.
  Sun. 4/29/12 12:57am Matt from Springfield:

@G: You're right, a sad young death. Didn't know about him, but check this: "perhaps the most widely imitated R&B singer of the 1950s and 1960s, making him a key figure in the shaping of doo-wop and R&B. He had high-pitched tenor, that was steeped in the gospel music he sang in much of his younger life. He is best known for his solo hit "A Lover's Question"."
  Sun. 4/29/12 12:59am Matt from Springfield:

Carole King, also recorded that herself on the Tapestry album.
  Sun. 4/29/12 1:02am glenntern:

Good evening joe!
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 4/29/12 1:03am Joe McG:

O' course, Carol herself done did it. Hey, Glenn! Hope you're enjoying a burger somewhere in New Jersey.
  Sun. 4/29/12 1:05am glenntern:

Actually in Williamsburg hoping no one towed my car from the lot!
  Sun. 4/29/12 1:06am kris:

I have been obsessed with this song (up on the sun) lately, happy to hear it as soon as I turn on my car
  Sun. 4/29/12 1:06am Tow Truck Operator:

Guy's gotta make a livin', man.
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 4/29/12 1:07am Joe McG:

@glenntern: Fingers crossed, second time tonight!
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 4/29/12 1:09am Joe McG:

Hey, kris, happy to oblige! That guitar bit is addictive.
  Sun. 4/29/12 1:10am Matt from Springfield:

Get yer hankies out, cover your cups of beer, Tammy is a woman wronged!
  Sun. 4/29/12 1:14am Matt from Springfield:

You're playing music of "both kinds--Country AND Western!"
I love that quote, though I only think of that when I hear a song that is much more Western, than country :)
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 4/29/12 1:15am Joe McG:

  Sun. 4/29/12 1:15am Trailer Park Doll:

Tell it, Tammy! Men is dawgs!
  Sun. 4/29/12 1:17am Matt from Springfield:

Thanks for this "traditional" Misirlou--you hear Dick Dale's wild version and you can imagine how it was once a Greek/Med folk song, but this is an ear-opener as to how the original folk song must have sounded: slow, swaying shuffling dance.
  Sun. 4/29/12 1:18am Matt from Springfield:

Eastern Bloc Funk Experience! Many MANY more encores to that comp!!
  Sun. 4/29/12 1:21am Matt from Springfield:

Avatar 🎃 Sun. 4/29/12 1:22am Joe McG:

@Matt: Almost went into Misirlou mode, but I'll save that for another time....
  Sun. 4/29/12 1:22am Matt from Springfield:

...TAMBURITZA! Did I mention I'm thrilled you're playing Tamburitza music??! My heritage is part Slovenian, but THIS is exactly the music that represents that!! 7.8 out of 5 stars!!!
  Sun. 4/29/12 1:25am Matt from Springfield:

I saved various LPs at my grandmother's house from oblivion and obscurity, and now secure all the locally (Steelton PA area) produced tamburitza records at my home now! (When you see an album cover of 4 aging guys, in traditional garb, on a street corner in Steelton, with the name "Joey and the Slovenians"...well you just have to grab it!)
  Sun. 4/29/12 1:26am Matt from Springfield:

Incidentally, there are so many different versions and styles of "Misirlou", that would be a good candidate for a Joy in Repetition show, or at least a whole set.
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 4/29/12 1:29am Joe McG:

@Matt: Love the tamburitza story, Matt, and I like the Misirlou idea very much. I think I've only done 2 or 3 versions in a row, but a whole show would be outstanding.
  Sun. 4/29/12 1:40am Matt from Springfield:

Always appreciate a ChOTB song other than their big hit, thanks.
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 4/29/12 1:41am Joe McG:

I like that one, despite the fact that it's basically "I bought you dinner, so you have to have sex with me" song.
  Sun. 4/29/12 1:51am Matt from Springfield:

The always pretty voice of Mary Hopkin, but wow what a weird song. Vaguely anti-war, I suppose?
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 4/29/12 1:52am Joe McG:

Yes, I'd say so. Not sure who is singing the song, exactly. A general?
  Sun. 4/29/12 1:53am Matt from Springfield:

Well worn 45, limping to the Grooveyard!
I always thought that lead/backing vocal combination was an interesting innovation--I don't know of anyone who's copied that particular "Bad Boy..." since then.
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 4/29/12 1:54am Joe McG:

That may be the roughest 45 I've ever played on the air. Jeez, it didn't sound so lousy at home! Just goes to show what good equipment can do: Make something sound worse!
  Sun. 4/29/12 1:56am Matt from Springfield:

Ha ha, Joe!
I thought the subject of "International" would be a "end is nigh" prophet having a vision, but I'll have to go back and see what I think.
  Sun. 4/29/12 1:56am Matt from Springfield:

Yes, we DO have feelings, too!
What a danceable way of communicating that!
  Sun. 4/29/12 1:57am 12539:

This song makes me...I can't put it into words.
  Sun. 4/29/12 1:59am Matt from Springfield:

If the record doesn't say so, "International" was composed by Gallagher and Lyle (Benny and Graham), the Scottish folk duo.
  Sun. 4/29/12 2:01am Matt from Springfield:

A *successful* Single File! A wild swerving flight through space and time!
  Sun. 4/29/12 2:08am Matt from Springfield:

WOW! Another FMU triumph over good taste!! ;)
  Sun. 4/29/12 2:10am Matt from Springfield:

I DID like to hear that, thanks! :)
My guess is he over-saturated a tape with a sequence of tones, then sped up the tape. That *definitely* beats out Napoleon XIV's reverse-tape B-side for most avant garde and irritating 45!
  Sun. 4/29/12 2:13am Matt from Springfield:

In honor of the anniversary of Gallipoli (April 25)
  Sun. 4/29/12 2:16am Lasser Of 2 Evils:

Mary Hopkin, Mary Hopkin!
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 4/29/12 2:16am Joe McG:

Ha ha ha!
  Sun. 4/29/12 2:22am Matt from Springfield:

Thank you again (ad infinitum at this point) for the Bryter Layter cut! One of my personal faves.
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 4/29/12 2:25am Joe McG:

Thanks for keeping me company, Matt.
  Sun. 4/29/12 2:33am Matt from Springfield:

It's like listening in your living room, Joe! Studio A lets you bring that experience to the world! :)

Nice Plus song, with "The Seven Deadly Sins", there must be songs titled after the other sins too!
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 4/29/12 2:34am Joe McG:

Sure are, Matt, a whole album full!
  Sun. 4/29/12 2:36am 12539:

Makes me wonder what Sloth sounds like.
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 4/29/12 2:37am Joe McG:

@12539: I can take a spin through the sins, maybe, although I'm running out of time...
  Sun. 4/29/12 2:37am Marmalade ktty:

good morning Joe! Matt! love the tunes ..I'm restless, need more sleep but..
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 4/29/12 2:38am Joe McG:

Hey, Restless Kitty!
  Sun. 4/29/12 2:38am Matt from Springfield:

Good morning, Kitty!
Oh, but you should know that the urge to sleep and WFMU do not mix... :)
  Sun. 4/29/12 2:39am 12539:

Any minute now I'll find out the sound of sloth whether you play it or not...the end of Single File is usually my bedtime.
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 4/29/12 2:41am Joe McG:

Ha ha ha!
  Sun. 4/29/12 2:52am DaveInSoDak:

I have two links I use when I go to bed. One is an obscure Saami thing and the other is WFMU. Solid. Best go-to-bed-and-chill station/music ever...
  Sun. 4/29/12 2:55am Brian in UK:

Now that's what I call late. Hello Joe.
  Sun. 4/29/12 2:56am Marmalade ktty:

Gallipoli - legs used to be.. great rhyme there. I haven't heard the original written by Eric bogle have to check it!
  Sun. 4/29/12 2:57am Matt from Springfield:

@MK: Eric Bogle's version is excellent. It's more minimalist folk, less of an arrangement but very emotional vocals.
  Sun. 4/29/12 2:59am Matt from Springfield:

Good night Joe! Everybody! Hear ya next week!
(Don't worry Joe, there ain't no such thing as a License to Freeform!)
  Sun. 4/29/12 5:03am Elaine Cross:

Hey Joe, finally listening live, and loving it!

  Thu. 5/3/12 3:08pm Holly in NC:

Joe! I miss you! Been working late Saturdays & early Sundays. But I always, always peruse the archives. Hopefully this week can listen in real time.
Thanks for playing Connee Boswell.
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