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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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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Hello  New York Groove   Options History of Bell U.K. 1970-1975  Arista  1976  LP  From 1975    0:00:00 ()
The Glitter Band  Until Tomorrow   Options The Bell Singles Collection  7Ts    CD  From 1975    0:04:46 ()
Gary Glitter  Shaky Sue   Options Glitter  Dojo Ltd.  1996  CD  From 1973    0:07:07 ()
The Arrows  We Can Make It Together   Options A's B's & Rarities  EMI  2004  CD  From 1974    0:09:17 ()
The Hudson Brothers  Hard on Me   Options Ba-Fa  The Rocket Record Company  1975  LP      0:12:31 ()
Barry Blue  Do You Wanna Dance?   Options Dancin' (On a Saturday Night)...Best Of  Castle Music/Sanctuary  2003  CD  From 1973    0:15:27 ()
Kristine Sparkle  Eight Days a Week   Options Clap Your Hands Stamp Your Feet! More Junk Shop Glam!  Ursula 1000  2003  CD-R  From 1973    0:19:03 ()
KISS  Do You Love Me?   Options Double Platinum  Casablanca  1978  LP  From 1976    0:21:45 ()
Bay City Rollers  Rebel Rebel   Options Absolute Rollers: The Very Best of Bay City Rollers  Arista/BMG  1995  CD  From 1977    0:25:16 ()
Kim Jung Mi  Haenim (The Sun)   Options Now  Lion Productions  2011  CD  From 1973    0:37:31 ()
Kim Jung Mi  Spring   Options Now  Lion Productions  2011  CD  She's so cool    0:43:46 ()
Henri Texier  Le piroguier   Options Amir  Sphinx  2006  CD  From 1975    0:48:45 ()
Michel Polnareff  Dame Dame   Options Les Premières Années  Universal  1997  CD  From 1967    0:53:06 ()
String Driven Thing  July Morning   Options String Driven Thing  Concord  1970  MP3      0:57:14 ()
Toncho Pilatos  Do What Ever You Want It's All Right   Options Segunda Vez  Orfeon  2006  CD  From 1980    0:59:45 ()
Big Boy Pete  A Little Bit of Lovin'   Options Cold Turkey  Gear Fab  2012  CD  From late 60s  *   1:04:08 ()
Jason Smart  Eleanor   Options Borobudur: A Compilation  La-Di-Da  1990  LP      1:06:34 ()
Sandstone  Bright Morning   Options Can You Mend a Silver Thread?  Lion Productions  2011  CD  From 1971    1:09:42 ()
Formerly Fat Harry  Girl on a Bicycle   Options Goodbye for Good: The Lost Recordings 1969-72  Hux  2007  CD      1:13:30 ()
The Feelies  When Company Comes   Options The Good Earth  Bar None  2009  CD  From 1986    1:17:25 ()
Lightships  Sunlight to the Dawn   Options Electric Cables  Geographic/Domino  2012  CD    *   1:19:41 ()
  Single File: a bunch of singles played in a row
Goody Goody  #1 Dee Jay   Options   Atlantic  1978  45      1:32:55 ()
Samona Cooke  Subway   Options   Epic  1977  45      1:35:51 ()
The Higsons  Run Me Down   Options   2 Tone  1983  45      1:39:23 ()
Funkadelic  Loose Booty   Options   Westbound  1972  45      1:43:07 ()
Hot Chocolate  Man to Man   Options   Big Tree  1976  45      1:46:38 ()
Leroy Smart  Conscious Dread   Options   Jah Guidance  1981  45      1:49:49 ()
Kurtis Blow  America   Options   Mercury  1985  45      1:52:49 ()
The Charlie Daniels Band  The Devil Went Down to Georgia   Options   Epic  1979  45      1:57:04 ()
Tom Verlaine  Song   Options Flash Light  Polygram  1987  LP      2:10:37 ()
Bill Nelson  Decline and Fall   Options Quit Dreaming and Get on the Beam  Mercury  1981  LP      2:14:15 ()
Magazine  The Light Pours Out of Me   Options After the Fact  I.R.S.  1982  LP  From 1980    2:18:57 ()
John Cale  Summer Heat   Options Sun Blindness Music  Table of the Elements  2001  CD  From 1965    2:23:46 ()
Icebreaker with BJ Cole  Deep Blue Day   Options Apollo  Cantaloupe  2012  CD    *   2:34:41 ()
Lee Hazlewood  If It's Monday Morning   Options The LHI Years: Singles, Nudes & Backsides (1966-71)  Light in the Attic  2012  CD  From 1971  *   2:38:36 ()
Marlin Greene  Tiptoe Past the Dragon   Options Tiptoe Past the Dragon  Elektra  1972  LP      2:42:32 ()
John Prine  Mexican Home   Options Sweet Revenge  Atlantic  1973  LP      2:44:29 ()
Jeannie C. Riley  What Was Her Name   Options Yearbooks and Yesterdays  Plantation  1969  LP      2:48:27 ()
Alice Faye  Goodnight, My Love   Options You'll Never Know  ASV/Living Era  2000  CD  From 1936    2:55:26 ()

Listener comments!

  Sun. 7/1/12 12:05am 12539:

  Sun. 7/1/12 12:07am Carmichael:

Yo Joe. It's just after 9 here in CA, and this sounds great!
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 7/1/12 12:07am Joe McG:

  Sun. 7/1/12 12:09am Ken From Hyde Park:

Every week, those silly space muppets get totally confused by the radio they encounter. You think they'd finally figure it out.
  Sun. 7/1/12 12:09am Carmichael:

Russ Ballard wrote New York Groove?? How about that ...
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 7/1/12 12:09am Joe McG:

Hey, Carmichael and Ken! Don't usually see you daytimers!
  Sun. 7/1/12 12:10am johnnykevlar:

bay city rollers next?
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 7/1/12 12:11am Joe McG:

Good idea, jk! Lemme see what I've got here....
  Sun. 7/1/12 12:13am Ken From Hyde Park:

If I didn't need sleep or have a job to go to, I'd never leave this place.
  Sun. 7/1/12 12:14am Carmichael:

I'm just hanging out, Joe. This is Chinn/Chapman.
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 7/1/12 12:15am Joe McG:

@carmichael: Indeed it is! (was)
  Sun. 7/1/12 12:21am Carmichael:

I don't know the reason, but you've dialed in my youth. I heard most of these songs on transistor radio, out back in the fields.

It's a little scary ... :-)
  Sun. 7/1/12 12:22am Marc in Liverpool:

I got worried and thought that was Gary Glitter for a second.
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 7/1/12 12:22am Joe McG:

Back in the fields?
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 7/1/12 12:23am Joe McG:

@Marc: I swear, he's not in the building.
  Sun. 7/1/12 12:24am Carmichael:

Behind my home, he he ... We had a farm/pasture thing going on. Couldn't sneak pop music in the house.
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 7/1/12 12:26am Joe McG:

@Carmichael: It's best when it's verboten.
  Sun. 7/1/12 12:27am Chop Scott:

Killing me loudly!
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 7/1/12 12:28am Joe McG:

@Chop Scott: Ha!
  Sun. 7/1/12 12:39am Marc in Liverpool:

In the UK they made a tv movie called the Execution of Gary Glitter. A fictional story if the death penalty was reintroduced.
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 7/1/12 12:41am Joe McG:

@Marc: Did Gary get the chair or was he lethally injected?
  Sun. 7/1/12 12:41am chris m.:

i like your new bed music and i also like this song
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 7/1/12 12:42am Joe McG:

Thanks, Chris! Stay tuned for Imaginary Radio after this program, folks. Three hours of Foghat, guaranteed!
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 7/1/12 12:44am Joe McG:

(I'm kidding, of course!)
  Sun. 7/1/12 12:47am chris m.:

thanks, Joe! i'll bring your usual cash fee with me
  Sun. 7/1/12 12:47am Marc in Liverpool:

They might've hung him. That's the method used for the last capital punishment in Britain. We're low tech.
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 7/1/12 12:48am Joe McG:

@chris: It's extra for on-air promotion.
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 7/1/12 12:49am Joe McG:

@Marc: I can guess what they hung him by!
  Sun. 7/1/12 1:04am Matt from Springfield:

Play What Ever You Want, It's All Right Joe!
  Sun. 7/1/12 1:08am Matt from Springfield:

That's funny--many people (myself included) always get Gary Glitter and Gary Gilmore confused (the first American executed after capital punishment was reinstated). I was about to say how in the state of Utah, Mr. Gilmore was actually executed by firing squad. He preferred that to hanging.
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 7/1/12 1:11am Joe McG:

Hey, Matt! You mean there isn't a great British TV movie about the execution of Gary Glitter?
  Sun. 7/1/12 1:12am Matt from Springfield:

@Joe: I'd like to see that movie actually--but I was about to correct Marc because I knew the circumstance of Gary Gilmore's execution--only to find out that he WAS talking about Gary Glitter, this time!
  Sun. 7/1/12 1:14am Matt from Springfield:

Lovely Sandstone!
A light, Latiny version of Bryter Layter instrumentals!
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 7/1/12 1:17am Joe McG:

It's such a nice little album, recorded in my neck of the woods, near where I grew up, in the early 70s by a trio of teenagers.
  Sun. 7/1/12 1:19am Chop Scott:

I need a line somewhat softer in tone yet conveying "clown show" for a nasty landlord letter---Any help out there?
  Sun. 7/1/12 1:20am Matt from Springfield:

I heart local productions, on local labels! I've bought a few such gems over the years. Nothing Earth-shaking so far, but all of them as good as any other record from their days.

What a name, Formerly Fat Harry! This is also a nice song. But why were those recordings lost??! Well, as long as they're found now :)
  Sun. 7/1/12 1:21am Matt from Springfield:

Hey Scott!
Depends: do you mean the LL's management is like a "clown show", or are you complaining about "clown show" neighbors?
  Sun. 7/1/12 1:22am 12539:

  Sun. 7/1/12 1:23am Matt from Springfield:

Lush, early 70s arrangements, to 80s Feelies, to a modern new release: ALL of them blending together in the same vibe! How wonderful! Especially for the late night.
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 7/1/12 1:25am Joe McG:

Single File will kill the flow dead, Matt! @Scott: What's going on with the landlord?
  Sun. 7/1/12 1:29am Matt from Springfield:

Santo and Johnny! Trying to put my finger on who that was!
Good bed music, add this to your regular assortment.
  Sun. 7/1/12 1:29am Matt from Springfield:

On the plus side though, Single File is another totally special thing! Always welcomed here!
  Sun. 7/1/12 1:32am Chop Scott:

Clown Show. The true descriptive term----Landlord, contractors--I cannot believe the situation I am in-Have to write something tonight Need a softer langauge, and I am so
angry. to edit in the light of morning
  Sun. 7/1/12 1:35am ledzeppelinsucks:

  Sun. 7/1/12 1:35am Matt from Springfield:

The #1 DJ!
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 7/1/12 1:36am Joe McG:

@Scott: It's tough to do it when you're angry. Better to cool off and go back to it later.
  Sun. 7/1/12 1:38am Matt from Springfield:

@C.Scott: Softer terms might be "dysfunctional", "inconsiderate", it depends how you're using them. But, like Joe says, write what you feel, back off it for a while and re-edit the whole thing when you're feeling calmer.
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 7/1/12 1:40am Joe McG:

Hi, ledzepsucks!
  Sun. 7/1/12 1:40am Chop Scott:

Yes, indeed. I'll drink more and write some very shitty things to purge now and edit tomorrow! Thanks all...
  Sun. 7/1/12 1:46am Matt from Springfield:

No problem, Scott.

"Loose Booty"! Here is Joe's typical exquisite taste! ;)
  Sun. 7/1/12 1:46am ledzeppelinsucks:

road trip on the menu going to
Port Orford
Crescent City
  Sun. 7/1/12 1:47am Matt from Springfield:

@LZsucks: Heading south into Oregon and California. On a bus or train right now?
  Sun. 7/1/12 1:49am ledzeppelinsucks:

I am in SF 94110
  Sun. 7/1/12 1:50am Matt from Springfield:

Ah, planning a road trip then?
  Sun. 7/1/12 1:50am Matt from Springfield:

Blue-eyed chocolate!
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 7/1/12 1:51am Joe McG:

Cripes, I love this song!
  Sun. 7/1/12 1:51am ledzeppelinsucks:

yeah leaving SUN or MON
  Sun. 7/1/12 1:52am Matt from Springfield:

You really here their Northern Soul influence in this song.
  Sun. 7/1/12 1:53am Matt from Springfield:

*hear*! Gakk!

Fantastic echo on this dub!
  Sun. 7/1/12 1:55am Matt from Springfield:

Never heard of the Jah Guidance label--do you have more of these, or is this the only one you've found?
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 7/1/12 1:56am Joe McG:

@Matt: No, cheap reggae 45s are kind of hard to come by for me, so this is def. the only one I have on Jah Guidance!
  Sun. 7/1/12 1:59am ledzeppelinsucks:

OR State Parks have the best facilities on the West Coast Cape Blanco State Park is beautiful http://bicycle2011.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Looking-South-From-Cape-Blanco-Cape-Blanco-State-Park-Oreg.jpg
  Sun. 7/1/12 2:00am Matt from Springfield:

Ha ha, NOW the vibe is broken with this chart-topping 45 after everything else! :)
  Sun. 7/1/12 2:00am ledzeppelinsucks:

battered by the 70's ADIOS
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 7/1/12 2:01am Joe McG:

Ha ha! I knew this one would clear the room!
  Sun. 7/1/12 2:02am Matt from Springfield:

What a beautiful park and beach!
Buenos noches, ledzepsucks!
  Sun. 7/1/12 2:04am mrmucho:

Great set for a long ride home! Thanks joe
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 7/1/12 2:14am Joe McG:

Hey, mrmucho, glad you dug the set!
  Sun. 7/1/12 2:14am Syl:

Ahhh, made it through Single File!
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 7/1/12 2:15am Joe McG:

@Syl: Painful one tonight, eh?
  Sun. 7/1/12 2:17am Syl:

Ah, it wasn't so bad. But I'm enjoying everything else so much! This is great.
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 7/1/12 2:18am Joe McG:

Thanks, Syl!
  Sun. 7/1/12 2:21am Matt from Springfield:

  Sun. 7/1/12 2:25am chris m.:

thank you for playing my favorite Magazine song as a special dedication to me.
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 7/1/12 2:25am Joe McG:

@Matt: You weren't with us early in the show, but isn't there something just vaguely Gary Glitter-ish about that guitar riff?
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 7/1/12 2:26am Joe McG:

I'd like to dedicate that Magazine track to Chris M. of Imaginary Radio. The light is pouring out of him right now. You can bask in its rays in about a half hour!
  Sun. 7/1/12 2:28am chris m.:

Joe McG just earned another $50
  Sun. 7/1/12 2:28am Matt from Springfield:

@Joe: Sure, maybe a little bit slower and higher, and you'd have a workable early 70s Glitter riff.
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 7/1/12 2:29am Joe McG:

  Sun. 7/1/12 2:30am Matt from Springfield:

HWWOW. Just noticed the "From 1965" comment! John Cale is certainly a forward-thinker...but THAT much forward at the time, wow!
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 7/1/12 2:31am Joe McG:

@Matt: Yeah, it sounds like somebody just put this out last week, right?
  Sun. 7/1/12 2:33am Matt from Springfield:

@Joe: YEAH! Or, 1971 minimum. MINIMUM mind you! John's busted the space-time continuum! :)
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 7/1/12 2:33am Joe McG:

Or at least some of his guitar strings.
  Sun. 7/1/12 2:35am Matt from Springfield:

Is Sun Blindness Music Cale's own album, or a comp?
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 7/1/12 2:36am Joe McG:

It's a comp of things he did in 1965 that Tony Conrad recorded at home. It's all him, but he never put it out himself.
  Sun. 7/1/12 2:38am Matt from Springfield:

Amazing relic of early guitar (and rhythm, and sonic) experimentation! Glad someone decided to release that!

Ahhh, more people should do Brian Eno covers!
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 7/1/12 2:39am Joe McG:

I wouldn't argue with that!
  Sun. 7/1/12 2:40am Matt from Springfield:

The steel guitar here certainly brings out the country elements of the original.
  Sun. 7/1/12 2:43am Chop Scott:

Here's to the King of Cranks--Lee. H.!
  Sun. 7/1/12 2:45am Brian in Uk:

Mornin' Joe.
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 7/1/12 2:46am Joe McG:

Happy dragons, Brian!
  Sun. 7/1/12 2:46am Matt from Springfield:

Freaky Marlin Greene!

Morning, Brian in O! (see above) :)
  Sun. 7/1/12 2:47am Brian in Uk:

Thanks, Joe.
  Sun. 7/1/12 2:52am Matt from Springfield:

Woooo! Jeannie C. Riley, the back pages!
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 7/1/12 2:52am Joe McG:

You betcha.
  Sun. 7/1/12 2:57am Matt from Springfield:

Thanks Joe! Excellent mix tonight!
Have a good week everyone!
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 7/1/12 2:59am Joe McG:

Goodnight, all!
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