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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
The Moody Blues  In the Beginning/Lovely to See You   Options On the Threshold of a Dream  Deram  1969  LP      0:00:00 ()
Kaleidoscope  Music   Options Shapes & Sounds: Orange and Red Beams from the BBC Archives 1967-1969  Top Sounds  2006  CD  From 1968    0:07:24 ()
Life 'N' Soul  Peacefully Asleep   Options Rubble 6: The Clouds Have Groovy Faces  Blueprint  1999  CD  From 1967    0:09:54 ()
The Fox  Look into the Sky   Options For Fox Sake Vol. 1  Crewe  1970  LP      0:14:02 ()
The Turnstyle  Riding a Wave   Options Hot Smoke and Sassafras: Psychedelic Pstones Volume 1  Sanctuary  2001  CD  From 1968    0:17:20 ()
The 23rd Turnoff  Flowers Are Flowering   Options The Dream of Michaelangelo: The Legendary '66/'67 Recordings  RPM  2004  CD  demo    0:20:02 ()
The Factory  Path Thru the Forest   Options Complete Story!  Hyacinth  ?  CD  From 1968    0:23:21 ()
Fire  It's Just Love   Options Underground and Overhead: The Alternate Fire  Wooden Hill  1997  CD  From 1969    0:27:16 ()
The Smoke  Sydney Gill   Options ....It's Smoke Time  Repetoire  1993  CD  From 1968 (bonus track not on original LP)    0:32:07 ()
The Sweet Feeling  All So Long Ago   Options The Magic World of Rupert's People  Circle  2001  CD  From 1966    0:34:35 ()
Episode Six  Lucky Sunday   Options Love, Hate, Revenge  Castle Music/Sanctuary  2005  CD  From 1968    0:37:57 ()
Kelan Philip Cohran & the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble  Cuernavaca   Options Kelan Philip Cohran & the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble  Honest Jons  2012  CD    *   0:47:48 ()
Polyrhythmics  Pink Wasabi   Options For Whom the Cowbell Tolls: A Season in 45's and Remixes from Electric Cowbell Records  Electric Cowbell  2012  CD    *   0:53:44 ()
Los Mismos  Scaba Badi Bidu   Options Skanish Sound: Jamaica Influenced Music from Spain 1964-1972  VampiSoul  2012  CD  From 1971  *   0:58:12 ()
Glambeats Corp. Feat. Chepito  Blitzkrieg Bop   Options Cover the Earth  No Label  2012  CD-R  From 2008  *   1:01:28 ()
Joey Ramone  Life's a Gas   Options ...ya know?  BMG  2012  CD    *   1:04:46 ()
T. Rex  Elemental Child   Options Ride a White Swan  Music for Pleasure  1972  LP  From 1970    1:06:47 ()
Shonen Knife  Pop Tune   Options Pop Tune  Good Charamel  2012  CD    *   1:12:10 ()
Ben and Spence  Hand Shakin'   Options Hall of Fame: Rare and Unissued Gems from the Fame Vaults  Kent  2012  CD  ca. 1968  *   1:15:59 ()
Bob Chance  The Van Man   Options It's Broken!  Trunk  2012  CD  From 1980  *   1:18:16 ()
Merrilee Rush  Reap What You Sow   Options Angel of the Morning: The Complete Bell Recordings  Rev-Ola  2006  CD  From 1968    1:20:53 ()
  Single File: a bunch of 45s all in a row
The Searchers  Saturday Night Out   Options   Pye  1964  45      1:28:58 ()
Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers  New England   Options   Beserkley  1976  45      1:30:23 ()
Squeeze  853-5937   Options   A&M  1987  45      1:33:13 ()
The Young and Moody Band  Don't Do That   Options   Bronze  1980  45  Lemmy on bass!    1:35:56 ()
Don Covay  No Tell Motel   Options   Philadelphia International  1976  45      1:39:10 ()
Honey White & the Night Man  All Night's Alright   Options   Haven  1976  45      1:42:27 ()
Billy Meshel  (It Ain't Easy Being) Shirley Newman's Boyfriend   Options   abc-Probe  1969  45      1:45:58 ()
Couto and Mulligan  Everybody Is an Asshole (To Somebody Sometime)   Options   Mullco  1978  45      1:48:24 ()
Steve Martin  Freddie's Lilt - Parts I & II   Options   Warner Brothers  1981  45      1:52:54 ()
Kitty Wells  Your Wild Life's Gonna Get You Down   Options   Decca  1959  45  R.I.P.    1:55:53 ()
Gary Sloan and Clone  Harmonitalk/Mind Script Vacation Permit #35-17   Options Harmonitalk  B-Music  2012  CD  From 1980  *   2:12:53 ()
Alice Cooper  Clones (We're All)   Options The Life and Crimes of Alice Cooper  Warner Archives/Rhino  1999  CD  From 1980    2:19:06 ()
Chromatics  There's a Light Out on the Horizon   Options Kill for Love  Italians Do It Better  2012  CD    *   2:21:56 ()
Füxa  Some Things Last a Long Time   Options Electric Sound of Summer  Rocket Girl  2012  CD    *   2:26:32 ()
Galaxie 500  Summertime   Options This Is Our Music  Rough Trade  1990  CD      2:34:42 ()
Delicate Steve  Luna   Options Positive Force  Luaka Bop  2012  CD    *   2:40:56 ()
Elodie  Ame Pâle   Options La Lumiere Parfumee  Faraway Press  2011  CD      2:43:48 ()
Spiritualized  Feel Like Goin' Home   Options Pure Phase  Dedicated/Arista  1995  CD      2:47:36 ()

Listener comments!

  Sun. 7/22/12 12:17am Chop Scott:

JOE! Blasting the radio and starting to cook dinner. I so appreciate the always solid and great company of your program. Add that you are looking especially sharp these days!
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 7/22/12 12:21am Joe McG:

Evenin', Chop Scott! Thanks as always for saying howdy. My new goggles are about 60/40 pro, so I may go with 'em!
  Sun. 7/22/12 12:34am sinister dexter:

howdy Joe cool stuffthanks for the music , hi everyone from grand rapids michigan
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 7/22/12 12:37am Joe McG:

Hey, SD, my plaisir. Hi to Machinegun!
  Sun. 7/22/12 12:49am meghan:

I thought we changed the name of your show..... Paris something....
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 7/22/12 12:53am Joe McG:

Paris Star Time! Hey, Meghan!
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 7/22/12 12:53am Joe McG:

Eerily quiet in Comments Land tonight. Everyone must be watching the Big Game.
  Sun. 7/22/12 12:54am meghan:

That's it!!!
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 7/22/12 12:55am Joe McG:

I really like it, I think I might revive it. I have to find out what they actually did on that show. Featured stars from Paris, I guess!
  Sun. 7/22/12 1:01am meghan:

Me too. If only archives went back that far.
  Sun. 7/22/12 1:07am Matt from Springfield:

Chilled Ramones!
Hey Joe!
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 7/22/12 1:10am Joe McG:

Hey, Matt, welcome! How's Virginny?
  Sun. 7/22/12 1:10am Matt from Springfield:

What's Paris Star Time?
  Sun. 7/22/12 1:11am Matt from Springfield:

Virginny is cooled off for once! From some rain! All is going well at the moment!
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 7/22/12 1:12am Joe McG:

Paris Star Time was a regular program on the 1959 WFMU schedule. I'm thinking of changing the name of the show.
  Sun. 7/22/12 1:18am Matt from Springfield:

Surface Noise is so ideal! If Paris Star Time would be revived, it should focus on progressive, advanced recordings from the late 50s era, like Raymond Scott electronica and John Cage pieces.
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 7/22/12 1:21am Joe McG:

Maybe you're right, Matt. There was another show called The Bible. I could call my show that instead.
  Sun. 7/22/12 1:23am Matt from Springfield:

"The Bible: "King" Joe's Version"! :D
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 7/22/12 1:26am Joe McG:

Ha ha! Either that or I could call it "Classical Moderne." That was another one. 1959 was a hot year on the FMU schedule!
  Sun. 7/22/12 1:28am Droll:

I like the show name "The Bible". Every show you could spin the small tablets with the big holes until the sand runs out of the half-hour glass. The segment could be called "Monotheism File".
  Sun. 7/22/12 1:28am Matt from Springfield:

Ah, how wonderful. Not only did that represent great new beginnings and possibilities for this station...but EVERY timeslot was available! Would never be less crowded again!
  Sun. 7/22/12 1:28am Matt from Springfield:

Oh, and BIG PLUS to new Association bed music!
  Sun. 7/22/12 1:35am Matt from Springfield:

Appropriate Searchers!
We are out too...our ears are out in Jersey City!
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 7/22/12 1:38am Joe McG:

Glad you dig the new bed, Matt...trying to vary it a bit these days.
  Sun. 7/22/12 1:40am Matt from Springfield:

A station-wide diversification program? Seems to be popular to shake it up a bit nowadays.
  Sun. 7/22/12 1:43am Matt from Springfield:

From I can count offhand, it seems you had 4 main beds before:
1) the organ based instrumental of the Rascals "Groovin"
2) the jazzy guitar and flute
3) the gentle harp (or autoharp?)
4) the synthy beats and melody with the "slide" effect

All are good, but adding some beds can make this mix even better.
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 7/22/12 1:43am Joe McG:

Well, in my case rigor mortis may be setting in, so I'm trying to stave it off.
  Sun. 7/22/12 1:44am Matt from Springfield:

Then of course, the Kevin Ayers! Always keep that after SF, and to close the program! And, of course...the Yip Yip Martians at the beginning!
  Sun. 7/22/12 1:45am Matt from Springfield:

Philadelphia International!
No Tell Motel, that's on the cheatin' side of town.
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 7/22/12 1:49am Joe McG:

I've got to have some safe blankees. Kevin Ayers is just aural comfort to me, like a fuzzy quilt for my ears.
  Sun. 7/22/12 1:53am Droll:

Joe, Good blankee for your bed-music pun!
  Sun. 7/22/12 1:55am Matt from Springfield:

GO Couto & Mulligan!!

"Mullco", wonder if this was self-released! :)
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 7/22/12 1:58am Joe McG:

Sure was, Matt!
  Sun. 7/22/12 2:02am Matt from Springfield:

And a tribute to Kitty Wells..glad so many DJs here have shown appreciation to her life and legacy.
  Sun. 7/22/12 2:09am Brian in UK:

Mornin' Joe, Matt, Droll.

634-5789, that's my number.
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 7/22/12 2:18am Joe McG:

Hey, Droll! Hey, Brian! Hope you all are doing well this morning.
  Sun. 7/22/12 2:20am Matt from Springfield:

Hey Brian.
634-5789, you must live in Soulsville UK!

Incidentally, the Marvelettes "Beechwood 4-5789" works out to almost the same thing: 234-5789.
  Sun. 7/22/12 2:25am Brian in UK:

Matt Soulsville is unseasonally sunny today. Going to the cricket Test Match shortly.
  Sun. 7/22/12 2:25am RobotBoy:

The Smashing Pumpkins original of Clones was superior if you ask me.
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 7/22/12 2:26am Joe McG:

Ha ha ha!
  Sun. 7/22/12 2:27am Chop Scott:

Alice Cooper is untouchable in my view.
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 7/22/12 2:28am Joe McG:

He drinks beer and plays golf!
  Sun. 7/22/12 2:28am Matt from Springfield:

Hope you have a great time, Brian!
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 7/22/12 2:29am Joe McG:

Hey, Brian, I just watched a movie about cricket called "Wondrous Oblivion." It was a nice story.
  Sun. 7/22/12 2:35am Matt from Springfield:

Some Things Last A Long Time...let's hope those things are good for all of us!
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 7/22/12 2:38am Joe McG:

Some songs last a long time, too.
  Sun. 7/22/12 2:44am Ignore Function:

Great program.
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 7/22/12 2:49am Joe McG:

Hey, IF, thanks!
  Sun. 7/22/12 2:52am Brian in UK:

USA played England in the 1860s at cricket 'till baseball took over.
I'll look out for that film, Joe.
Listening in between making up a picnic. Very English.
  Sun. 7/22/12 2:55am Marmalade Kitty:

morning! purrrfect nursing a hangover
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 7/22/12 2:55am Joe McG:

Goodnight, Brian! Goodnight, all! Have a great week!
  Sun. 7/22/12 2:58am Matt from Springfield:

Spiritualized song! Love it!
Goodnight Joe! Have a good day, those of you in Europe! Have a good night with me if you're in the States!

Lovely show, thanks!
  Sun. 7/22/12 2:59am Marmalade Kitty:

goodnight, sleep tight!
  Thu. 7/26/12 10:44pm 12539:

Catching up after some time away. Looks like I missed a great episode of Paris Star Time - until today.
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