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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Family  Winter   Options Music in a Doll's House  Reprise  1968  MP3      0:00:00 ()
The Verlaines  Gloom Junky   Options Ready to Fly  Slash  1991  CD      0:04:45 ()
So Cow  Laundry Service   Options Out of Season  Inflated  2012  EP    *   0:07:50 ()
The Godfathers  'Cause I Said So   Options Birth School Work Death  Epic  1987  LP      0:10:43 ()
John Cougar Mellencamp  Crumblin' Down   Options Uh-Huh  Universal  2005  CD  From 1983    0:13:09 ()
Detroit  Rock 'N Roll   Options Rev Up: The Best of Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels  Rhino  1989  CD  From 1971    0:16:28 ()
Watts Little Angel Band  New Orleans/Land of a Thousand Dances   Options   Em  2012  45  From 1971  *   0:20:36 ()
Elvis Costello & the Attractions  Lovers Walk   Options Elvis Costello in Motion Pictures  Universal  2012  CD  From 1981  *   0:22:52 ()
The Ghetto Brothers  You Say You Are My Friend   Options Power Fuerza  Truth & Soul  2012  CD  From 1971  *   0:25:50 ()
Marva Whitney  I Made a Mistake Because It's Only You, Parts 1 & 2   Options James Brown's Original Funky Divas  Polydor  1998  CD  From 1969    0:29:05 ()
Marva Whitney  It's My Thing (You Can't Tell Me Who to Sock It To)   Options James Brown's Funky People (Part 3)  Polydor  2000  CD  live 1969    0:33:49 ()
Fontella Bass  Soul of a Man   Options The New Look  Chess  1984  LP  From 1965    0:37:09 ()
Brother John Rydgren  Groovin' on a Saturday Night   Options Silhouette Segments  The Omni Recording Corporation  2012  CD  From 1968  *   0:49:20 ()
Brother John Rydgren  Music to Watch Girls By   Options Silhouette Segments  The Omni Recording Corporation  2012  CD  From 1968  *   0:51:44 ()
Andrej Korzynski  La Grabuge / Pop Theme   Options Secret Enigma  B-Music  2012  CD    *   0:54:28 ()
Spirit  Uncle Jack   Options Spirit  Ode/Epic/Legacy  1996  CD  From 1968    0:56:54 ()
Ergo Phizmiz  Celandine   Options Eleven Songs  Care in the Community  2012  CD    *   0:59:39 ()
The June Brides  In the Rain   Options   The Pink Label  1985  12"  Santa Daniel gave me this for Xmas    1:03:08 ()
Indoor Life  Mambo   Options Indoor Life  Elaste  2012  CD  From 1981  *   1:07:17 ()
Holy Balm  Take It   Options It's You  Not Not Fun  2012  CD    *   1:09:59 ()
Stereolab  Nothing to Do with Me   Options ABC Music: Stereolab Radio 1 Sessions  Strange Fruit/Koch  2003  CD  From 2001    1:14:59 ()
Weekend  Midnight Slows   Options La VarietĂ©  Rough Trade  1990  CD  From 1982    1:19:14 ()
Janet Greene  Fascist Threat   Options Freedom is a Hammer: Conservative Folk Revolutionaries of the 60's  The Omni Recording Corporation  2012  CD  From 1965  *   1:20:46 ()
Wanda Jackson  The Wrong Kind of Girl   Options Capitol Rarities  Omnivore  2012  EP  From 1960  *   1:23:12 ()
  Single File: a bunch of 45s all in a row
Nick Lowe and His Noise to Go  Pet You and Hold You   Options   F-Beat  1982  45  live in Cleveland!    1:33:27 ()
Barbara George  Love (Is Just a Chance You Take)   Options   A.F.O.  1961  45      1:36:21 ()
Blue Notes  Topløs   Options   Oktav  1968  45      1:38:39 ()
J.P. Robinson  What Can I Tell Her   Options   Alston  1970  45      1:41:03 ()
The Coasters  Three Cool Cats   Options   Atco  1959  45      1:43:46 ()
High Inergy  You Can't Turn Me Off (In the Middle of Turning Me On)   Options   Gordy  1977  45      1:45:59 ()
Bad Manners  Special Brew   Options   Magnet  1980  45      1:49:29 ()
Tommy Roe  Dollar's Worth of Pennies   Options   abc  1970  45      1:52:50 ()
Minnie Riperton  Seeing You This Way   Options   Epic  1974  45      1:55:15 ()
Ella Mae Wilson, Lillie B. Williams, Richard Williams  Do, Lord, Remember Me   Options Drop On Down in Florida: Field Recordings of African-American Traditional Music 1977-80  Dust-to-Digital  2012  CD    *   2:10:39 ()
Florida-Alabama Progressive Seven Shape-Note Singing Convention  God's Gonna Set the World on Fire   Options Drop On Down in Florida: Field Recordings of African-American Traditional Music 1977-80  Dust-to-Digital  2012  CD    *   2:13:18 ()
Corley Family  Way to Glory Land   Options Work Hard Play Hard Pray Hard: Hard Time, Good Time, and End Time Music 1923-1936  Tompkins Square  2012  CD  From 1929  *   2:16:10 ()
The Soul Stirrers  It Won't Be Very Long   Options Sam Cooke with the Soul Stirrers  Specialty  1991  CD  From 1952    2:18:28 ()
The Highway QC's  I Dreamed Heaven Was Like This   Options The Best of the Highway QC's  Vee-Jay  1963  LP      2:21:02 ()
Reverend Cleophus Robinson  Travelin' Shoes   Options Wrapped Up, Tied Up, Tangled Up: The Reverend Cleophus Robinson Collection  Avi/Nashboro  1995  CD  circa 1964    2:24:35 ()
The Relatives  Evil World   Options Don't Let Me Fail  Heavy Light  2009  LP  From early 70s    2:28:03 ()
Rev. Charlie Jackson  Send It On Down   Options Lord You're So Good: Live Recordings, Vol. 2  50 Miles of Elbow Room  2012  LP    *   2:31:26 ()
Arizona Dranes  Don't You Want to Go?   Options He Is My Story: The Sanctified Soul of Arizona Dranes  Tompkins Square  2012  CD  From 1928  *   2:37:59 ()
Andy Roberts  Richmond   Options Urban Cowboy  Fledg'ling  2012  CD  From 1973  *   2:47:30 ()
Bill Wilson  Monday Morning Strangers   Options Ever Changing Minstrel  Tompkins Square  2012  CD  From 1973 also  *   2:51:29 ()

Listener comments!

  Sun. 12/30/12 12:07am Holly in NC:

Hi, Joe! Happy last show of 2012!
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 12/30/12 12:10am Joe McG:

Hey, Holly! Thanks so much! I'm looking forward to blowing 2012 off in proper fashion!
  Sun. 12/30/12 12:17am Holly in NC:

86ish I so overplayed the Godfathers...
  Sun. 12/30/12 12:19am bruce in indy:

hi all.
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 12/30/12 12:19am Joe McG:

Oh, me, too! I had the title track on repeat for about a year.
  Sun. 12/30/12 12:20am bruce in indy:

mitch rider.i saw him live around 2000.
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 12/30/12 12:20am Joe McG:

Hey, Indy Bruce! I just played some Indy Rock! (Johnny C!)
  Sun. 12/30/12 12:24am bruce in indy:

now thats interesting.
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 12/30/12 12:28am Joe McG:

So, how was Mitch?
  Sun. 12/30/12 12:34am Holly in NC:

Glad you're playing Marva, will Fontella get some love also?
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 12/30/12 12:37am Joe McG:

I can't help but give her a little love...maybe next!
  Sun. 12/30/12 12:43am Holly in NC:

  Sun. 12/30/12 12:44am Joe B:

hey Joe! hoping to sneak out of work in time for single file!
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 12/30/12 12:52am Joe McG:

Hey, Joe B! Always glad to have you tune in! Happy New Year!
  Sun. 12/30/12 12:53am KP:

Oh, im sorry. i thought this was surface noise.
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 12/30/12 12:56am Joe McG:

@KP: Indeed it is, my friend.
  Sun. 12/30/12 12:58am KP:

Oh, it is you Joe McG. Happy New Year.
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 12/30/12 1:02am Joe McG:

It's me, alright! Happy new year, KP.
  Sun. 12/30/12 1:09am KP:

The June Brides seem quite a find.
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 12/30/12 1:10am Joe McG:

Very nice one, indeed. I hope you found something under your tree or bush.
  Sun. 12/30/12 1:16am Matt from Springfield:

I'll take some Holy Balm! It's wholly balm!

Hi Joe and Surface Noise fans!
  Sun. 12/30/12 1:17am KP:

Yes. Beatles LP set and surprisingly brother-in-law came up with Gregg Allman autographed autobio.
  Sun. 12/30/12 1:17am KP:

Matt i'm back up here.
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 12/30/12 1:18am Joe McG:

Hey, Matt! Welcome to the end of the year!
  Sun. 12/30/12 1:20am Matt from Springfield:

Hey KP! Back up there, away from VA? Well I was away in PA over the holiday--if I thought of it we should've given each other psychic fistbumps when we passed each other at the same latitude...
  Sun. 12/30/12 1:20am Marmalade Kitty:

Hola Joe & y'all!!
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 12/30/12 1:21am Joe McG:

Hey, Kitty!
  Sun. 12/30/12 1:22am chop Scott:

JOE! I'm listening here---Cheers!
  Sun. 12/30/12 1:22am Matt from Springfield:

That's a good idea: a Happy Old Year party, celebrating the recent past, and getting a head start/pre-New Year's Eve party! Good use of a Dec 30.

Cheers, Chop Scott!
Hola, Mermelada Gatita!!
  Sun. 12/30/12 1:23am Marmalade Kitty:

hilarious line! -It isn't a spot, It's a baby..! ..you're not a Doctor You're a wanker!
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 12/30/12 1:23am Joe McG:

Hey, Chop Scott! HNY!
  Sun. 12/30/12 1:25am KP:

I hope Phil Ochs is not listening to this.
  Sun. 12/30/12 1:25am Timbo:

Wow, this Janet Greene song is fascinating. A side of that movement we don't often hear about.
  Sun. 12/30/12 1:27am Matt from Springfield:

This Janet Greene is a good tune/arrangement--even the message I give about 51% to. There's no practical difference between fascism and communism. But, I'll head both of 'em off by doing what I like, and supporting FMU.
  Sun. 12/30/12 1:27am KP:

Matt. Enjoyed my stay. I listened to WFMU Christmas shows 24 hours a day on iphone i got in Arlington. it will always be special to me.
  Sun. 12/30/12 1:27am Matt from Springfield:

"This machine makes fascists feel bad"!! ;)
  Sun. 12/30/12 1:29am Dave in PA:

evenin evra buddy!
  Sun. 12/30/12 1:29am Matt from Springfield:

Glad you enjoyed them, KP! I snuck in a few shows and comments and have been catching up on Archives.
  Sun. 12/30/12 1:30am Matt from Springfield:

Hiya Dave in PA!
Unbelievably, you're actually the very first 'Dave' or 'David' on this comment board tonight! :)
  Sun. 12/30/12 1:33am Dave in PA:

more coffee.... mmmm
  Sun. 12/30/12 1:35am Dave in PA:

darn I missed all this cool music - should I go A) back in time to hear the broadcast, or B) forward in time to hear the archive? Hmmm....
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 12/30/12 1:36am Joe McG:

Hey, Dave! If you did both at once, would you cancel yourself out?
  Sun. 12/30/12 1:37am KP:

Terre T's Christmas show was in the spirits of the holiday, if you catch my drift.
  Sun. 12/30/12 1:40am Marmalade Kitty:

@Matt; communism is unprecedented..
  Sun. 12/30/12 1:40am Matt from Springfield:

Oh, didn't realize Nick Lowe and His Noise to Go was his band at the time! Now I'll always order Nick Lowe to go when in Cleveland!

@Dave: I would send my body to the future, to be able to pause the Archive without missing anything--but send my comments to the past, to correspond with the original program! WFMU metaphysics are hard...
  Sun. 12/30/12 1:41am Dave in PA:

C) Could you start again please, Joe?
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 12/30/12 1:42am Joe McG:

@Dave: No problem. I'll just do the same show next week.
  Sun. 12/30/12 1:43am Matt from Springfield:

@MK: Do you mean that fascism has happened before in real life, whereas communism has never been properly achieved?

Depends on your definition, I think the "authentic" type of the anarcho-syndicalist variety was briefly achieved during the Spanish Civil War.
  Sun. 12/30/12 1:44am Matt from Springfield:

@Joe: Wait! Can I play this Archive while listening to the re-broadcast show next week?!
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 12/30/12 1:45am Joe McG:

@Matt: I dont' know, Matt, I might self-destruct!
  Sun. 12/30/12 1:46am KP:

liked that what can i tell her.
  Sun. 12/30/12 1:47am KP:

Matt, you'd miss all the Cool Cats.
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 12/30/12 1:47am Joe McG:

@KP: That's a helluva good record.
  Sun. 12/30/12 1:47am Matt from Springfield:

This 45 is original? It's in great shape!
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 12/30/12 1:48am Joe McG:

@Matt: Yeah, that Coasters 45 is in better shape than this record from 1977. Did pressings get worse? Probably!
  Sun. 12/30/12 1:50am Chop Scott:

I am feeling it, thanks Joe!
  Sun. 12/30/12 1:50am Matt from Springfield:

@KP: Don't worry, I'll coast on by...
@Joe: Goes to show, they never make things "like they used to!"

This High Inergy is a sultry little makeout number though, I like it! Reminds me of "Skinnydippin", a little bit.
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 12/30/12 1:50am Joe McG:

Excellent! Hope we see you soon at the station, CS!
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 12/30/12 1:51am Joe McG:

@Matt: You're right, it's a bit like "Skinnydippin'"!!
  Sun. 12/30/12 1:54am Brian in UK:

Does anybody really know what time it is?
  Sun. 12/30/12 1:55am Matt from Springfield:

@Brian: Universal Coordinated Time! (but that's just the scientist in me ;)

Good morning to ya, Brian!
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 12/30/12 1:55am Joe McG:

Hey, Brian! I think you must know since you're ahead in time...
  Sun. 12/30/12 1:56am Brian in UK:

Joe, refering to quality of pressings, mid seventies were poor quality over here.
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 12/30/12 1:58am Joe McG:

@Brian: I think everywhere. Whenever I find an old 50s 45, even if it looks wrecked, it often will play better than a new-looking one from the 70s.
  Sun. 12/30/12 2:00am Matt from Springfield:

Minnie Riperton, always a good choice!
  Sun. 12/30/12 2:00am Brian in UK:

Still got a full moon in the sky over here. First clear night for ages.
Hit it Minnie.
  Sun. 12/30/12 2:00am Dave in PA:

I'm listening @32k for that lo-fi experience
  Sun. 12/30/12 2:01am Matt from Springfield:

Re: poor quality of 70s pressings, perhaps with the oil crises there was less material in the record, and more resistant to wear and age.
  Sun. 12/30/12 2:02am KP:

Iphone? it's not bad. in car driving away from NJ-NY i hardly notice the dropoff. Well there is a dropoff.
  Sun. 12/30/12 2:04am Brian in UK:

Special Brew is a 9% non draught beer. Not my cup of tea.
  Sun. 12/30/12 2:05am KP:

Three Cool Cats among first things Beatles recorded, for Decca. They passed.
  Sun. 12/30/12 2:06am Matt from Springfield:

Danish Blue Notes? With "Harald Melfinn"?

And I thought it was "topless" :)
  Sun. 12/30/12 2:07am Brian in UK:

Was it Dick Rowe at Decca?
  Sun. 12/30/12 2:09am Matt from Springfield:

That's some New Year's Super-Party!
  Sun. 12/30/12 2:12am KP:

Brian Wiki says Tony Meehan of the Shadows auditioned them. THey passed because "Guitar groups were on way out." The bootleg is very common and it good fidelity (also on youtube). George sings most of the leads so they had not really hit their stride.
  Sun. 12/30/12 2:16am Matt from Springfield:

Field recordings are still great, still useful even today!
Maybe there will be a comp someday of "iPhone field recordings"! Just make sure you remember not to delete the ones you've made...
  Sun. 12/30/12 2:18am KP:

"Can't Buy Me Love: The Beatles, Britain, and America"
by Jonathan Gould is a tremendous book. It's a little scholarly, lot about society but i liked that. Covers all.
  Sun. 12/30/12 2:20am KP:

Brian, i did not read far enough in the Wiki post:
Many have speculated who made the decision to reject the Beatles. While various accounts of the audition have been published, most agree it was either Dick Rowe, producer Mike Smith or ex-Shadow Tony Meehan.
  Sun. 12/30/12 2:21am Brian in UK:

KP The social side is very important in this country, we were still coming out of rationing etc from WW2. I saw the Lennon biography on an aeroplane flight, enjoyable. Good period piece.
  Sun. 12/30/12 2:25am Brian in UK:

KP What was the Phil Ochs reference earlier, he is, still a hero of mine. I am annoyed that There But For Fortune is only on Region 1.
  Sun. 12/30/12 2:25am Richard from Venezuela:

Greetings Joe and all the listeners.
  Sun. 12/30/12 2:26am Matt from Springfield:

Surface Crossroads! Great set! (I can't resist--gotta make a "Sinner's" pun whenever old school gospel is played :)

Hola Richard!
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 12/30/12 2:30am Joe McG:

Hey, Richard! Sinner's Noise, Matt!
  Sun. 12/30/12 2:31am Brian in UK:

Said it before, best thing 'bout CDs is the comp.
  Sun. 12/30/12 2:33am Matt from Springfield:

Sinner's Noise, I like it as well!
I like this soulful acknowledgement of the Evil World that we're livin' in, as well!
  Sun. 12/30/12 2:34am Richard from Venezuela:

Greetings Matt.
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 12/30/12 2:35am Joe McG:

The Relatives will be playing a benefit for us on January 13th. Couldn't be more excited.
  Sun. 12/30/12 2:39am Matt from Springfield:

Wow, the Relatives at the Bell House? Re-formed or have they been touring? Wicked jealous of you guys in the NYC area! (Hint, hint!)
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 12/30/12 2:41am Joe McG:

I don't know if they ever actually broke up, but yes, they're back, playing other shows, too. Check out their web site, they may be coming to Virginia also.
  Sun. 12/30/12 2:45am Matt from Springfield:

Nothing close by...yet. But signs look good that the Relatives could be venturing beyond NY/NJ/Philly soon.
  Sun. 12/30/12 2:46am Brian in UK:

Hey it is getting daylight, no more moon. Man washing his car outside the mosque in the half light.
'Time to wake and shake it, wag it and shag' (Ken Kesey)
  Sun. 12/30/12 2:52am KP:

Brian, i was just remarking about that offering being a right wing folk song. I loved Ochs. had a ticket to see him but he didnt show. THere but for Fortune was trememendous. My friends hung out with him in his last days in Village.
  Sun. 12/30/12 2:56am KP:

Speaking of folk, Joe you always give us enough and sometimes more. See ya in 2013. May it be a lucky one.
  Sun. 12/30/12 2:56am Brian in UK:

KP I still get angry thinking about his last years. I keep hearing how good is the film!
His influence lives on, have you heard this band. Mesapotamia Blues is good.
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 12/30/12 2:56am Joe McG:

Thanks for listening everybody! See you in two weeks!
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 12/30/12 2:57am Joe McG:

And Happy New Year!
  Sun. 12/30/12 2:58am Brian in UK:

Good luck with 2013 everone.
  Sun. 12/30/12 2:59am Matt from Springfield:

Happy New Year, Joe, everyone!
All the best for 2013!
  Sun. 12/30/12 7:03am Brian in UK:

Joe, as a followup to Bill Wilson, this is interesting.
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 12/30/12 11:32am Joe McG:

Fascinating, Brian! Had no idea about the Bill Wilson/Dire Straits connection. Thanks!
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