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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
Barry White and Isaac Hayes  Dark and Lovely (You Over There)   Options   A&M  1991  CD      0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Hal Singer  Jumpin' Jack Flash   Options Paris Soul Food  King  1970  LP      0:22:01 (Pop‑up)
Frederick Knight  Someday We'll Be Together   Options I've Been Lonely For So Long  Stax  1973  LP      0:25:31 (Pop‑up)
Diana Ross  Dark Side of the World   Options Diana Ross  Motown/Universal  2002  CD  From 1970    0:30:10 (Pop‑up)
Chuck Jackson and Maxine Brown  Let's Go Get Stoned   Options Something You Got  Ichiban  1996  CD  From 1966    0:33:49 (Pop‑up)
The Silos  Tennessee Fire   Options Cuba  Record Collect  1987  LP      0:43:19 (Pop‑up)
Alive 'N' Kickin'  Kentucky Fire   Options Alive 'N' Kickin'  Roulette  1970  LP      0:48:18 (Pop‑up)
Shocking Blue  Give My Love to the Sunrise   Options Singles A's & B's  Repetoire  1997  CD  From 1972    0:53:26 (Pop‑up)
The Unspoken Word  Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise   Options The Unspoken Word  Atco  1970  LP      0:55:56 (Pop‑up)
Jefferson Airplane  Goodbye to Signe/Chauffeur Blues   Options Live at the Fillmore Auditorium 10/15/66 Late Show-Signe's Farewell  Collector's Choice  2010  CD      0:58:39 (Pop‑up)
Les Mogol  Sunset in Golden Horn   Options Cherrystone's Rocks: 15 Rare Psych and Progressive Gems  Lo Recordings  2002  CD  From 1971    1:04:34 (Pop‑up)
Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp  R Mutt   Options The Thing That Everything Else Is About  Red Wig  2010  CD  Visual    1:08:45 (Pop‑up)
The National Fanfare of Kadebostany  Fast "King Rashaa" Mercedes   Options Songs From Kadebostany  Mental Groove  2011  CD    *   1:13:03 (Pop‑up)
Torngat  Celebrating New   Options You Could Be  Alien8 Recordings  2007  CD      1:18:11 (Pop‑up)
Ruby and the Romantics  I Cry Alone   Options Our Day Will Come  Charly  1984  LP  From 1964    1:22:55 (Pop‑up)
  Single File: A bunch of 45s played in a row
Shuggie Otis  Ice Cold Daydream   Options   Epic  1971  45      1:31:40 (Pop‑up)
Ann Peebles  Do I Need You   Options   Hi  1974  45      1:34:04 (Pop‑up)
Brass Construction  Sambo (Conditions)   Options   United Artists  1976  45      1:37:09 (Pop‑up)
Herbie's People  Residential Area   Options   Okeh  1967  45      1:41:55 (Pop‑up)
The Green Gang  Dream of Me   Options   Bragg  1966  45      1:44:13 (Pop‑up)
Kirsty MacColl  They Don't Know   Options   Stiff  1979  45      1:46:41 (Pop‑up)
Mad Lads  By the Time I Get to Phoenix   Options   Stax  1969  45      1:49:21 (Pop‑up)
Crystal Mansion  Carolina on My Mind   Options   Colossus  1970  45      1:52:08 (Pop‑up)
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry  Paint Your Wagon   Options   Red Rhino  1986  45      1:55:47 (Pop‑up)
  Non-occasion-specific salute to the music of Bill Withers. It's all still Bill!
Scott Walker  Use Me   Options Stretch  BGO  1997  CD  From 1973    2:07:23 (Pop‑up)
Creative Source  Who Is He, and What Is He to You   Options   Sussex  1973  45      2:11:19 (Pop‑up)
Mama Lion  Ain't No Sunshine   Options Mama Lion (a.k.a. Preserve Wildlife)  Family Productions  1972  LP  The famous cover    2:14:47 (Pop‑up)
Augustus Pablo  Lightning Chap (Version)   Options Jamaica Funk: Original Jamaican Funk and Soul 45's  Soul Jazz  2007  CD      2:17:37 (Pop‑up)
The Staple Singers  Grandma's Hands   Options Be What You Are  Stax  1973  LP      2:20:53 (Pop‑up)
Mud  Lean on Me   Options Off the RAK: The Singles 1975-1979  7T's  2007  CD      2:23:31 (Pop‑up)
Gladys Knight and the Pips  Tenderness Is His Way   Options I Feel a Song  Buddah  1974  LP      2:27:47 (Pop‑up)
Bill Withers  Make a Smile for Me   Options +'Justments  Sony  2010  CD  From 1974    2:30:50 (Pop‑up)
Les Variations  Moroccan Roll   Options Moroccan Roll  Buddah  1974  LP      2:38:21 (Pop‑up)
Faces  You Can Make Me Dance, Sing, or Anything (Even Take the Dog for a Walk, Mend a Fuse, Fold Away the Ironing Board, or Any Other Domestic Short Comings)   Options Rod Stewart and Faces: The Final Concert  Ivy Video  2000  DVD  Recorded live in November of 1975    2:41:22 (Pop‑up)
The Velvet Underground  Mean Old Man   Options Squeeze  Polydor  1972  LP      2:47:39 (Pop‑up)
John Hiatt  Sharon's Got a Drugstore   Options Slug Line  MCA  1979  LP      2:50:26 (Pop‑up)
Earth Quake  I Don't Wanna Say Goodbye   Options Two Years in a Padded Cell  Beserkley  1979  LP      2:52:35 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

  12:16am Holly in NC:

Hi Joe - Hope Irene left you unscathed! Missed your show last week, but Julie & Clay did an AMAZING job.
  12:18am cheri:

hiya joe,, are'nt you glad summer is finally over??
  12:19am Joe McG:

Hey, Holly--Thanks, yes, very grateful to the Pigeon and Julie. Hey Cheri--yes I am. I trust you both made it through OK?
  12:21am hamburger:

ohyea baby barry all the way
  12:22am Holly in NC:

Fine, thank you. My Connecticut family, on the other hand, got smacked!
  12:22am Joe McG:

Hey, you over there...
  12:23am Joe McG:

@Holly: "Smacked" is a vivid word!
  12:23am G:

If they didn't work this into South Park, they missed something...
  12:24am Parq:

Barry White and Isaac Hayes together -- who could have imagined such a thing?
  12:24am hamburger:

shame I missed the clay & julie fest.. not sure I can commit to checking back on the 17 hours on archive
  12:24am Joe McG:

Hey, Parq!
  12:26am Joe McG:

@hamburger: I think they hit their stride around hour 12.
  12:26am Irene:

@Hal: crossfire hurricane? I was a misfire hurricane.
  12:28am Joe McG:

Thanks for not flooding my basement, Irene.
  12:29am Irene:

Maybe next time :-* Someday we'll be together...
  12:30am Joe McG:

  12:31am cheri:

joe tell me if you have any novelty tunes you could play tonight?? great show joe mcg!
  12:31am Irene:

tee hee, he's cute
  12:31am hamburger:

kinda neat how Andy Breckman had the humor to stick a for sale sign on his tree smashed car...
  12:32am G:

Hal was a novelty tune -- JJF with crazed laughter instead of lyrics.
  12:33am Joe McG:

@hamburger: Did he really? Very funny!
  12:34am hamburger:

aye for reals : http://sevenseconddelay.blogspot.com/ :)
  12:35am Holly in NC:

I never seek out la Diana, but this is really good!
  12:36am cheri:

g-- i mean REAL novelty tunes,, how about it joe?
  12:37am Joe McG:

@Holly: The first DR solo album is really good!
  12:38am NWS:

Hurricane Cheri is making a direct hit on WFMU. Seek shelter immediately!
  12:40am Marmalade kitty:

Anyone for cricket? :)
  12:41am hamburger:

Wow MK you up? I don't like cricket... I love it! Actually I don't.. can't understand the rules
  12:45am Joe McG:

Hey, Kitty!
  12:50am cheri:

well i got to head out anyway,,joe i hope your having a great weekend,,see you next weekend i hope,, g'night!!!
  12:51am Marmalade kitty:

nice to have caught a bit of the show! It is sooo late over here..
  12:53am Joe McG:

@MK: Where are you?
  12:55am Marmalade kitty:

UK nearly 6am!
  12:56am Joe McG:

Whoah! Time to take off to the Land of Nod, Kitty!
  12:56am Marmalade kitty:

in bed by 6am..!
  1:01am Big Ben:

6 AM on the nose!
  1:03am cheri:

joe i just came back cause i was curious,,got any plans for the rest of the weekend? night mk
  1:04am Parq:

Turning off the puter but leaving the radio on.
  1:05am Joe McG:

@Parq: Attaway!
  1:05am NWS:

The direction of hurricanes is notoriously tough to predict...
  1:05am fleep:

UK down, L.A. up. Cat walk concluded, no coyotes tonight. Evening Joe, amazing how Signe and Grace sound alike
  1:08am Joe McG:

Hey, fleep! Yes, I think that when she quit they found the absolute perfect replacement vocally. Well, I guess that's kind of an obvious thing to say, jeez! Hang a For Sale sign on me.
  1:09am hamburger:

London still.. reprazentin'.. just about
  1:11am Joe McG:

Thx for hangin' in there, hb!
  1:12am tomB:

Signe's contribution has always been under-rated. Go to 1st album. Btw,Joe, we must have a discussion someday regarding a travelling junkie con's attempt to render a conspiracy o/o the Unspoken Word.
  1:12am NWS:

Since you work for free, maybe it would be a "curb alert" sign :-)
  1:13am Joe McG:

@tomB: Fascinated to hear this story!
  1:27am T-Zero:

Been lying down listening, but that National Fanfare made have to get up and see who that was.
  1:33am Joe McG:

Hey, T-Zero! That's what we like!
  1:34am Mike Sin:

!!!!!Single File!!!!!!
  1:35am Joe McG:

Mike Sin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Back from da beach?
  1:37am T-Zero:

Hey, Joe McG! So Glad to have you back safe. But you have a wise mother.
  1:37am Mike Sin:

Just back two hours ago.
  1:37am cheri:

joe why do i bother commenting if i'm going to be ignored??
  1:38am Joe McG:

@T-Zero: Yes, she's a wise woman indeed.
  1:38am NWS:

I never ignore a huirricane.
  1:39am fleep:

Commenting is its own reward. No reply is a reply. Om Shanti.
  1:40am NWS:

fleep and joe's mom are both wise.
  1:40am Mike Sin:

Every time I hear someone announce a track from a Collector's Choice product, I get all pouty because it pains me to think that that label boarded up the shop....
  1:41am Joe McG:

@Mike: Did they really? Oh, no! They put out so many great reissues. A bit lacking in bonus material most of the time, but still!
  1:46am Mike Sin:

Collector's Choice usually leased only commercially released master tapes and avoided unreleased vault material to minimize costs. But with the current CD number, the margins got way too slim.
  1:47am Mike Sin:

Well all right -- Herbie's People!
  1:47am Joe McG:

Bummer! They did some ones I really prize, like the Holy Mackerel and Chip Taylor. The Airplane live reissues were very nice, too.
  1:54am tomB:

Is there a mention of Sid Maurer on the Brass Construction single's label? He played a part in the transition from funk to disco, if only by default.
  1:55am T-Zero:

Wait. I'm confused. Collector's Choice stopped making their own releases? Or you mean the original label for the track boarded up?
  1:57am Mike Sin:

For clarity - Collector's Choice, the label, is out of business.
  1:58am Joe McG:

@tomB: No, no Sid Maurer. We got an R. Muller and a Jeff Lane, but no Sid. Too bad!
  1:59am T-Zero:

Got it! Thanks.
  2:02am NWS:

EDT, not EST (yet!)
  2:07am T-Zero:

So when did they fold the label? Their web site says they still produce about 60 a year on their own lable.
  2:07am NWS:

We're gonna puke!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  2:07am fleep:

the foot bone's connected to a foot bone, the foot bone's connected to a foot bone. and so on.
  2:07am tranewreck:

play the one in your left hand
  2:10am Mike Sin:

re: Herbie's People
They were a UK band. "Semi-Detached Suburban Mr. Jones" is the original title. When Manfred Mann cut it, the changed "Jones" to "James" to avoid any mistaken refrence to Paul Jones (their lead singer who had just left the band.
Anyway, "Residential Area" was featured in the movie "Poor Cow."
  2:10am mustang sally:

i'm so jealous!
  2:10am Joe B:

for all intents and purposes, CC as a label is dead. anything coming out is stuff they already had in the pipeline, or stuff where a license hasn't expired, or some other side deal was made. at least that's what I've heard!
  2:11am Joe McG:

@Mike: I knew I could count on you, Mike. Much thanks! @Joe B: Hey, Joe!
  2:13am T-Zero:

Thanks, Mike and Joe B. That's too bad. I get what you're saying.
  2:16am Joe McG:

@Mike: Wasn't "Poor Cow" a Donovan movie of some kind? Maybe he did the theme, I can't recall.
  2:20am Mike Sin:

Donovan has songs on the soundtrack of "Poor Cow." But, it also features Terence Stamp singing and playing "Colours."
  2:22am Joe McG:

Dammit, Blumin keeps distracting me!
  2:23am NWS:

bloomin' distractions
  2:23am Joe McG:

Well, he was offering me some chips, so I can't really complain.
  2:27am Joe McG:

Mud covering Bill Withers: Not exactly "Tiger Feet"!
  2:28am NWS:

FWIW<, his is a UK hit from the same Mud that was a glam band in 73-74, and had the #1 selling UK 45 of 1974, "Tiger Feet"...
  2:28am NWS:

@Joe: Yep!
  2:29am Joe McG:

It's cheesy, but I still like it!
  2:30am NWS:

A lot of 1976 was cheesy, let's face it...
  2:30am Brian in UK:

Mornin' Joe and everyone. Where on earth could you hear the Staples followed by Mud!!
  2:31am Joe McG:

Hey, Brian! Don't tell Mavis!
  2:37am Chop Scott:

Finally home for the last sets of your fine broadcast!

  2:40am Joe McG:

Hey, Chop Scott! Always a pleasure to have you check in!
  2:45am slugluv1313:

MAMA LION is AWESOME -- always loved their take on "Ain't No Sunshine" -- and yes, i have the album, complete with um "controversial" cover -- Lynn Carey IS this incredible BELTER! and even when i was a cynical-since-i-was-born kid, i got the feeling that the record company, managers, etc. were pushing her "image" more than her sheer vocal power and talent . . .
  2:47am Brian in UK:

Didn't Brand X, Phil collins jazz sidetrip, have an album out called Morrocan Roll?
  2:47am Joe McG:

@slugluv1313: I have a feelin' you're right about that. She didn't seem to play into it past the cover, though. In all the YouTube videos she's in she has more clothing on than the men in the band!
  2:48am Joe McG:

@Brian: Sounds vaguely familiar...Wikipedia to the rescue?
  2:52am Wikipedia:

The 1977 Collins "Brand X" album by that title is a different album; the title's a pun on "More Rock n Roll" (for Brand X's second album)
  2:53am T-Zero:

I'd think any "controversy" over the cover would have been more a product of that time, than it would be now.
  2:55am Joe McG:

@T-Zero: I'm inclined to agree! The Red Hot Chili Peppers had a similar cover in the 90s and no one seemed to care.
  2:57am slugluv1313:

thanks, Joe! i will have to check out the YouTube vids -- i do recall seeing her on some shows when i was a kid; very early 1970s rocker-female type stuff -- really WIDE black velvet bell bottoms, loose flowing flower-y tops, etc. -- do not remember her wearing any "skimpy" type outfits at all
  12:09am Holly in NC:

Sorry I fell asleep before the Bill W tribute! Catching up now :-)
  1:33am Holly in NC:

Oh, the Faces song is one of my all time favorites...
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