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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New
The Rolling Stones  Con Le Mie Lacrime   Options The Rest of the Best  Decca  1983  LP  From 1966; "As Tears Go By"   
The Hollies  Non Prego Per Me   Options The Long Road Home 1963-2003  EMI  2003  CD  From 1967; "Don't Pray for Me"   
The Sorrows  Mi Si Spezza Il Cuore   Options Take a Heart  Sanctuary  2000  CD  From 1966; "Take a Heart"; see them do the English version here   
Plastic Penny  Guarda Nel Cielo   Options The Best of & Rarities  Repetoire  2003  CD  From 1968; English version called "Nobody Knows It," but this translates more as "Up in the Sky"   
Lulu  Boom Bang A Bang   Options To Sir with Love! The Complete Mickie Most Recordings  EMI  2005  CD  From 1969; here it is in English at Eurovision   
Mary Hopkin  Quelli Erano Giorni   Options Post Card  Apple/Capitol  1991  CD  From 1968; "Those Were the Days"   
The Move  Qualcosa   Options Movements: 30th Anniversary Anthology  West Side  1997  CD  From 1970; "Something"   
David Bowie  Ragazzo Solo, Ragazza Sola   Options Space Oddity (40th Anniversary Edition)  Virgin  2009  CD  From 1969; rewritten lyric by Mogol meaning "Lonely Boy, Lonely Girl"   
Hermanos Calatrava  Space Oddity   Options Absolute Belter  B Music  2010  CD  From 1974  *  
Eurogrup  Que Passa Amb Els Duros?   Options Pop A La Catalana - Jazz, Bossa & Groovy Sounds From Catalunya (1963-1971)  Vadim  2010  CD  From 1967  *  
Héctor Lavoe with Fania All Stars  Ublabadu   Options La Voz  Fania/Codigo  2010  CD  From 1980  *  
The Bobby Fuller Four  Thunder   Options El Paso Rock: Early Recordings Volume 3  Norton  2010  CD    *  
Willie Nelson  Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down   Options Country Music  Rounder  2010  CD    *  
Twinn Connexion  I Think I Know Him   Options Twinn Connexion  Now Sounds  2010  CD  From 1968  *  
The Arbors  I Can't Quit Her/For Emily, Wherever I May Find Her   Options The Arbors Featuring I Can't Quit Her/The Letter  Date  1968  LP     
The Collage  Driftin'   Options The Collage  Smash  1968  MP3     
The Four King Cousins  I Fell   Options Introducing...The Four King Cousins  King  2006  CD  From 1969   
The Carnival  The Four Seasons   Options Soft Sounds for Gentle People 5  Pet  2010  CD  From 1968  *  
The Four Fuller Brothers  Bitter Honey   Options Get Easy! Sunshine Pop Collection  Universal  2003  CD  From 1969   
The Peppermint Rainbow  I Found Out I Was a Woman   Options Will You Be Staying After Sunday  Collector's Choice  2005  CD  From 1969   
Picardy  5:30 Plane   Options   Dunhill  1968  45     
Eternity's Children  When the World Turns   Options Eternity's Children  Rev-Ola  2002  CD  From 1969   
The Gates of Eden  No One Was There (Requiem)   Options Come to the Sunshine: Soft Pop Nuggets from the WEA Vaults  Rhino Handmade  2004  CD  From 1967   
The Adverts  Quick Step   Options   Stiff  1977  45     
Cheap Trick  Oh Candy   Options   Epic  1977  45  mono version   
Duke & the Drivers  What You Got   Options   ABC  1975  45     
The Stampeders  Wild Eyes   Options   Bell  1972  45  "long version"; watch them lipsync it to a clearly enthralled audience here   
Raiders  Powder Blue Mercedes Queen   Options   Columbia  1972  45  short mono version   
The Magic Lanterns  Baby, I Gotta Go Now   Options   Atlantic  1968  45     
Neon  Darling Before I Go   Options   Paramount  1970  45     
The Poppy Family  Where Evil Grows   Options   London  1971  45     
Swamp Dogg  Buzzard Luck   Options   Brut  1974  45  mono version   
Swamp Dogg  Knowing I'm Pleasing Me and You   Options Cuffed, Collared, and Tagged  Cream  1972  LP     
Swamp Dogg  If I Die Tomorrow (I've Lived Tonight)   Options Total Destruction to Your Mind...  SDEG  1996  CD  From 1970   
Swamp Dogg  Call Me Nigger   Options F*** the Bomb...Stop the Drugs: Best of 25 Years of Swamp Dogg  Point Blank  1995  CD  From 1976   
Sly and the Family Stone  Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey   Options Stand!  Epic Legacy  2007  CD  From 1969   
Joe Hicks  Home Sweet Home (Pt. 2)   Options Listen To The Voices: Sly Stone In The Studio 1965-70  Ace  2010  CD  From 1969  *  
Eugene McDaniels  Supermarket Blues   Options Headless Heroes of the Apocalypse  Atlantic/Warner  2002  CD  From 1971   
Donnie  Our New National Anthem   Options Message Soul: Politics and Soul in Black America 1998-2008  Trikont  2009  CD  From 2002  *  
Erykah Badu  Gone Baby, Don't Be Long   Options New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh  Universal Motown  2010  CD    *  
Latimore  Let's Straighten It Out   Options   Glades  1974  45     
Milt Matthews Inc.  That's the Way I Feel (Like a Burning Fire)   Options For the People  Fantastic Voyage  2010  CD  From 1971  *  
Little Chris  I Thank You Lord   Options Good God! Born Again Funk  Numero Group  2010  CD    *  

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Listener comments!

  3:25am Brian in UK:

Hello Joe, Back from Istanbul, yes you have to go. Sooner rather than later. Will send some detailed feedback later
  3:27am Joe:

Sorry I'm not playing Turkish music instead of Italian by way of the U.K.! Thanks for checkin' in. Look forward to at least one good recommendation later.
  3:51am Sue:

Hey, Joe! Good morning! How are you?
  3:52am Joe:

Hey, Sue! How is you??
  3:57am Sue:

I'm good. Got a hectic morning ahead of me, graduation stuff... what's new by you?
  4:04am Joe:

You graduatin'? School of hard knocks?
  4:07am Sue:

In a way... :) I gotta travel to Queens and I'm not exactly next door.
  4:09am Joe:

Aren't you in Seattle?? No, wait--you moved, right?
  4:11am Sue:

Wow, you certainly have a good memory. Yes, I moved back here. No more west coast for me, not for awhile anyway. At least I'm up early and able to catch your show again.
  4:14am Joe:

I'm surprised! You should get some rest for your graduation, otherwise you'll be all stumbly on the platform. Are you going to paint something funny on your hat?
  4:18am Sue:

Well, the thing is, before the ceremony, I'm also picking up a coworker in Summit, about an hour away, and I gotta be there by about 7:30. ugh... need coffee... and, yeah, I hadn't thought about painting something on my hat. Any suggestions?
  4:20am Joe:

How about "Hire Me"?
  4:23am Sue:

lol... that's a good one. i don't know if i have the guts to do that though
  4:28am Sue:

i really like that When the World Turns song but i haven't heard it before. is it from something? i feel like i should know it.
  4:29am Joe:

It DOES sound familiar....I
  4:36am Joe:

Any ideas, Sue? I can't think of it, but it's back there in my brain...
  4:48am Sue:

i was thinking that maybe i was confusing it with soap operas or something. the band name and song title sound like soap operas, don't they?
  4:50am Joe:

Oh, yeah! "As the World Turns" was on for years. Too bad that wasn't the theme song!
  5:13am Sue:

i was thinking From Here to Eternity also but that's a movie, oops
  5:20am Joe:

Yeah, Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr on the beach!
  5:28am Sue:

Is that a good movie?
  5:28am Sue:

wow, that's awesome you're playing this
  5:32am Joe:

Glad you're liking the show, Sue!
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