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Options March 11, 2012: You Brought the Joy

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Bing Crosby  Thanks   Options Classic Crosby Vol. 1  Naxos  2000  CD  From 1933    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Hal Kemp and His Orchestra  Moonlight Saving Time   Options Got a Date with an Angel  Living Era  2003  CD  From 1931; Skinnay Ennis, vocal    0:04:51 (Pop‑up)
Ina Ray Hutton and Her Melodears  How's About Tomorrow Night?   Options The Definitive Collection 1934-1944  Fantastic Voyage  2011  CD  From 1934; the "Blonde Bombshell of Rhythm" (that's her, above)    0:08:15 (Pop‑up)
Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra  Body and Soul   Options Hits of 1930  Naxos  2002  CD  Jack Fulton, vocal    0:10:06 (Pop‑up)
Ruth Etting  If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight)   Options Hello Baby  Biograph  1973  LP  From 1930    0:13:18 (Pop‑up)
Ray Noble and His Orchestra  Dinah   Options Ray Noble  RCA Victor  1967  LP  From 1935    0:16:09 (Pop‑up)
Roger Wolfe Kahn and His Orchestra  Fit As a Fiddle   Options Crazy Rhythm  Living Era  2007  CD  From 1932    0:19:20 (Pop‑up)
The Charleston Chasers  Turn On the Heat   Options The Charleston Chasers  ASV Living Era  1999  CD  From 1929; Eva Taylor, vocal    0:22:22 (Pop‑up)
Terry Malts  Something About You   Options Killing Time  Slumberland  2012  CD    *   0:32:01 (Pop‑up)
Pumphouse Gang  Message from the USA   Options Pumphouse Gang  Sing Sing  2012  LP  From 1979  *   0:33:54 (Pop‑up)
The Incredible Kidda Band  You Belong to Me   Options   Last Laugh  2011  45  From 1978    0:36:45 (Pop‑up)
The Retros  Rubber Glove Love   Options Inner City Rockers: The Retros 1979  BDR  2011  CD    *   0:39:45 (Pop‑up)
Dwarf  Gotta Get Louder   Options   Sing Sing  2012  45  From 1975  *   0:43:07 (Pop‑up)
Jet Staxx  I'm Gonna Be the Best Guy   Options   Topkapi  1978  MP3      0:46:09 (Pop‑up)
Alex Chilton  Come On Honey   Options Free Again: The "1970" Sessions  Omnivore/Ace  2011  CD    *   0:49:09 (Pop‑up)
Sassy  It Isn't Fair   Options Lowland Recording Studio  Numero Group  2011  CD  early 70s  *   0:52:36 (Pop‑up)
Darondo  Get Up Off Your Butt   Options Listen to My Song: The Music City Sessions  BGP/Omnivore/Ace  2011  CD  early 70s  *   1:02:13 (Pop‑up)
The Two Things in One  Dreams   Options Together Forever: The Music City Sessions  BGP/Omnivore/Ace  2011  CD  circa 1973  *   1:07:38 (Pop‑up)
The Trammps  Hold Back the Night   Options This Is Where the Happy People Go: The Best of the Trammps  Rhino  1994  CD  From 1975; RIP Jimmy Ellis    1:13:50 (Pop‑up)
Wendy Rene  Reap What You Sow   Options After Laughter Comes Tears: Complete Stax & Volt Singles + Rarities 1964-65  Light in the Attic  2012  CD  From 1965  *   1:17:02 (Pop‑up)
James Carr  Pouring Water on a Drowning Man   Options The Essential James Carr  Razor & Tie  1995  CD  From 1966    1:20:21 (Pop‑up)
Billie Davis  Make the Feeling Go Away   Options Tell Him: The Decca Years  Spectrum  2005  CD  From 1969; Watch her sing it here    1:22:37 (Pop‑up)
Dave Davies  This Man He Weeps Tonight   Options Hidden Treasures  Sanctuary  2011  CD  From 1968  *   1:24:53 (Pop‑up)
  Single File: a bunch of random 45s in a row
Freda Payne  You Brought the Joy   Options   Invictus  1971  45      1:33:35 (Pop‑up)
Tyrone Davis  Without You in My Life   Options   Brunswick  1973  45      1:36:11 (Pop‑up)
The Grass Roots  This Is What I Was Made For   Options   Dunhill  1966  45      1:39:20 (Pop‑up)
Mars Bonfire  She   Options   Columbia  1969  45      1:41:40 (Pop‑up)
Richard Hell & the Voidoids  I'm Your Man   Options   Radar  1979  45      1:44:48 (Pop‑up)
Venus & the Razorblades  I Wanna Be Where the Boys Are   Options   Spark  1977  45      1:47:31 (Pop‑up)
Amen Corner  Hey Hey Girl   Options   Immediate  1969  45      1:50:21 (Pop‑up)
Terry Jacks  Something Good Was Over Before It Ever Got to Start   Options   London  1972  45      1:53:20 (Pop‑up)
Lucky Thompson  Flamingo   Options   Decca  1954  45      1:55:42 (Pop‑up)
Richard Thompson  The Knife's Edge   Options Strict Tempo!  Omnivore/Ace  2012  CD  From 1981  *   2:05:40 (Pop‑up)
Michael Chapman  Goodbye to Monday Night   Options Rainmaker  Light in the Attic  2012  CD  I love this album, you know. (It's from 1969.)  *   2:10:36 (Pop‑up)
Pierre Vassiliu  Marie en Provence   Options Qui C'est Celui-la?  Universal  2000  CD  From 1974    2:15:32 (Pop‑up)
The Units  Zombo   Options History of the Units: The Early Years (1977-1983)  Community Library  2009  CD  From 1977    2:19:33 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

  12:04am G:

Bing! *swoon*
  12:05am Marmalade Kitty:

Hey Joe!!! :)
Avatar 12:07am Joe McG:

Hey, Kitty! Hey, G! Let's save some moonlight.
  12:08am Marmalade Kitty:

Bing, 109 years old!
  12:08am G:

Do you go to 2 or 2:30?
Avatar 12:09am Joe McG:

Well, it's weird. I go to 2:30 old time, 3:30 new time.
  12:13am G:

double vision !
  12:13am Deepak:

Morning folks.
  12:16am Deepak:

morning in the technical sense i.e.
Avatar 12:17am Joe McG:

Mornin', Deepak!
  12:18am Marmalade Kitty:

your clock goes forward at 1am?
  12:21am G:

at 2am
Avatar 12:22am Joe McG:

I've decided to turn my clock back.
  12:24am Destroit:

Destroy the sunrise, hello Joe and all the good people. This old tymie stuff is gold, Jerry. Gold!
  12:26am Holly in NC:

Hi Joe & everyone! Won't be here long tonight, but this archive will be the soundtrack to my far-too-early morning, for sure. @G has it right - swoon!
@Joe - I think we should 'fall back' at least once a week, and never, ever 'spring forward'. Ever.
  12:28am Destroit:

Big hug to Holly, thanks for chiming in!
  12:29am Holly in NC:

Hugs back, Destroit!
  12:34am Destroit:

Blood red hugs to the office. Good times people.
  12:37am Holly in NC:

Any Led Zep tonight? ;-) That was an amazing performance, btw...
Avatar 12:39am Joe McG:

Ha ha! I do karaoke the way it's meant to be done: drunkenly forgetting the words, singing very badly.
  12:46am Marmalade Kitty:

You were just great!
  12:47am Destroit:

My karaoke A-game is Joe Jackson. Stepping out. Having fun JoeMcG, thanks.
Avatar 12:49am Joe McG:

@Kitty: Thanks, Kitty. Robert Plant is not staying awake nights. Destroit, I like your karaoke idea! How about the rest of you? What are your karaoke delights?
  12:56am Marmalade Kitty:

Joe, Your backing band was awesome, Bryce on dums & co.. my karaoke shame has to be steppenwolf Born to be wild!
  12:57am Destroit:

Holes, by mercury rev, but nobody has that on their gear.
  12:57am Holly in NC:

Alex! xo
As for Karoake, not my thing. ONCE. a long, long time ago, while very, very drunk I was persuaded on stage to sing the 2 word chorus of Pussy Galore's C*nt Tease. I can't sing at all, and I don't like inflicting pain on others!
  12:58am Marmalade Kitty:

I'd love to hear you all!! :D
  1:01am Destroit:

Yep, snaps and handclaps kitty! :)
  1:07am Destroit:

Oh, if this ain't snaps and handclaps......
  1:07am G:

Holly "can't sing" -- uh huh, right :-P
Avatar 1:08am Joe McG:

I sure can't sing, but I never let it stop me!
  1:11am mike noble in dc:

good morning freaks
  1:12am Destroit:

I just close my eyes, snap and handclap. Eyes closed is therapy.
Avatar 1:12am Joe McG:

Hello, O Noble one.
  1:14am Matt from Springfield:

DC area checkin' in!
Hey Joe! So glad the Marathon reached its goal!
  1:14am Matt from Springfield:

Though I'm going to miss your DJ tag-teaming until next year...unless, Daniel Blumin comes on at mic break? :)
  1:15am mike noble in dc:

joe your show makes an excellent soundtrack to my evening toils: the latest YA fantasy sword and sorcery fest for unnamed new york audiobook publisher. mmmmdemons.
  1:15am mike noble in dc:

what the hell, i just got the same arithmetic question twice in a row.
Avatar 1:15am Joe McG:

Me, too, Matt. We can use a new switch on the fader for Mic 3. Blumin just sprinted for his train...maybe next time!
  1:16am Destroit:

Noble and Matt, hello fellows!
  1:17am mike noble in dc:

howdy do
  1:18am Matt from Springfield:

Hello Destroit!
@mike noble: Sometimes I'm disappointed because the math questions are the same, or too similar to each other!
  1:18am Trammps' Producer:

No one will ever figure out this is a cross between Love Train and Give Me Just a Little More Time {rubs hands evilly}
  1:19am Matt from Springfield:

@Joe: (fade in...) I talked with Blumin one weekend taking my pledge, I let him know how much I enjoyed his banter with you!

This Trammps is earlier, reminds me of the Chairmen of the Board more than "Disco Inferno"--oh no, did one of their members just pass?
  1:20am Matt from Springfield:

@Producer: C'mon, we're not that stupid! :P
  1:21am Matt from Springfield:

Though that was a great rhythm, more mid 60s or '71 era soul than mid 70s pre-disco, I prefer that kind of rhythm myself.
  1:21am mike noble in dc:

oh man, totally didn't know wendy rene did a version of this. i didn't think i could possibly become more of a wendy rene fan.
  1:22am mike noble in dc:

i know everyone goes for the wu tang sampled song, but i'm always reaching for bar b q
  1:22am some other guy:

I second that entire comment
  1:23am some other guy:

er, the one before the wu tang one, that is
  1:24am Holly in NC:

@G: - My parents forced me to join our church's choir. The choir director, though (or perhaps because) a close family friend, did not allow me to sing. I can lip sync every major protestant hymn.
  1:25am mike noble in dc:

it's always annoyed me that that 10 disc stax box is called "the complete stax..." i've always thought that stax should have gotten one of those motown treatments with a REAL complete treatment. not just a collected treatment.
  1:26am Matt from Springfield:

@Holly: (White) Protestant or (Black) Protestant style?
  1:28am mike noble in dc:

i'm looking at the light in the attic website. i now know what i'm buying on record store day: http://lightintheattic.net/releases/701-never-to-be-forgotten-the-flip-side-of-stax-1968-1974
  1:28am Matt from Springfield:

DJ Julie has played Dave's recent material, his really "hippy-dippy" stuff, but this new song by him is a return to his classic form.
  1:28am Marmalade Kitty:

Matt, no competition..!
  1:30am Holly in NC:

@mike noble - total agreement!
@Matt - oh very, very, very white. Congregationalist, New England, 70s
@Trammp's Producer, you are my hero
  1:31am Matt from Springfield:

Hi Kitty!
No competition regarding soul vs. pre-disco? I agree soul wins every time.
  1:31am Destroit:

Ahh, love Julie.
  1:31am mike noble in dc:

hate to be a SUW style know it all, but it's DAY-viz
  1:32am some other guy:

me: too drunk to know if Matt is joking.
  1:32am Marmalade Kitty:

white religious singers v black religious singers.. :)
  1:33am Matt from Springfield:

@Holly: Ah, Banned in Boston! :\
(Though I think Roger Williams was cool, he was tolerant. I think he was considered Congregationalist).
@Destroit: Amen to that, brethren!
  1:33am mike noble in dc:

  1:33am mike noble in dc:

er, did not mean to YELL that
  1:34am 12539:

Isn't it like "You don't miss your water?"
  1:35am Matt from Springfield:

@sog: too drunk to know just what you mean!
@MKitty: Also no competition, everyone wants to copy the black gospel tradition for their own religious stylings!
  1:35am Matt from Springfield:

  1:36am mike noble in dc:

written by william bell while he was away at college, missing his hometown of memphis.
  1:36am Matt from Springfield:

Freda, ahhhh!
WFMU Brings The Joy!! :)
  1:37am G:

So this is the answering song to Band of Gold? I'm not sure if I'm joking this time...
  1:37am Holly in NC:

@Matt - In the Protestant universe Congregationalists are actually a mere speck away from being as cool as Unitarians, theologically & ideologically speaking. Very tolerant & welcoming. Except for my voice ;-)
Avatar 1:38am Joe McG:

@G: It could be!
  1:39am Destroit:

Good lord,
  1:39am some other guy:

@Matt: I was talking about the Dave Davies comment.
@Joe: yay 7" set!
@religion: shutup
  1:40am Holly in NC:

OF my voice. See, tired! Off to bed.
And belated hi to Marmalade Kitty, always a treat to run into you!
  1:41am Destroit:

+ 1 some other guy
  1:43am Matt from Springfield:

@sog: Oh yeah, Julie had described Dave's recent projects as "hippy dippy", and when she played his stuff I found that yes, his recent work is indeed very out there, very spiritual. Still psychedelic, but in a much more wiffy, spiritual experience.
  1:44am Destroit:

Good night Holly, :)
  1:44am Matt from Springfield:

Early Grass Roots, '66, this must still be P.F. Sloan vehicle era. Is he the composer mentioned on the record?
Avatar 1:45am Joe McG:

Goodbye, Holly, goodbye (to the tune of the Left Banke)!
  1:45am G:

@Joe: I checked and t was released in late 1971 (Band of Gold was 1970). There are several singles in between, so it's not a direct follow-up. But I guess it sounds like a stab at "Freda can do love songs that are happy and not about shocking disappointment"...
Avatar 1:45am Joe McG:

@Matt: Indeed, Matt, it's a Sloan-Barri composition.
Avatar 1:47am Joe McG:

I love the "shocking disappointment"!
  1:47am Holly in NC:

Final thought - Dave Davies new stuff (as the Aschere Project) is totally unKinks-like, but I like it a lot. Really glad DJ Julie turned me on to it. The only possible frame of reference is 70s-80s Dredd Foole vs. current Dredd Foole - the complete stylist change is astounding
  1:47am Matt from Springfield:

All right!!! Thanks Joe, love the Grass Roots, both Creed Barton era and after (the super weird guy from The Office! He was probably on that 45!)
  1:48am Destroit:

Mars was great.
Avatar 1:48am Joe McG:

Creed! Everyone knows I'm a big fan of Creed.
Avatar 1:49am Joe McG:

Trivia: What's Mars Bonfire best known for?
  1:49am Holly in NC:

This is eerie! The band that made me "sing" did the very best cover of I'm You Man, ever. God bless Pine State, terribly missed.
  1:50am some other guy:

@Matt (/Holly): I haven't heard this stuff, and I think I'll be checking it out tomorrow. It's whether or not you knew "This Man..." was a song from Arthur, that I was/am unable to ascertain.
  1:51am Holly in NC:

@Joe - didn't he write Born to Be Wild? Or was that his brother?
  1:51am G:

@joe: wrote Born to Be Wild
Avatar 1:52am Joe McG:

@Holly and G: You both closet Steppenwolf fans!
  1:53am Holly in NC:

@Joe, no, closet Mars Bonfire fan ;-)
  1:53am G:

Ut oh lol
Avatar 1:54am Joe McG:

Let's take a magic carpet ride!
  1:57am some other guy:

Aw crap, it's not on the Arthur LP, just the bonus tracks on the CD reissue... well, like I started my original comment... I guess the point is, it's old, and I'm durnk.
  1:59am mike noble in dc:

slow to the grass roots conversation... just want to make sure, has everyone read up on the convoluted history of "let's live for today"? good stuff!
  3:00am Matt from Springfield:

I know "Let's Live For Today" was (one of many at the time) English translations of Italian pop songs; anything else worth knowing about it?
  3:01am Holly in NC:

It is now 3:01 damnit. Good night, friends
  3:01am Matt from Springfield:

Whoa, one hour lull in the chat! :)
  3:02am G:

Holy crap, my goddam hour is gone.
  3:02am Marmalade Kitty:

only 4 hrs behind me!
  3:03am Marmalade Kitty:

Goodnight Holly
  3:04am Matt from Springfield:

@MK: Not much difference right now, since you're already up! :)
But, it also means Dark Night of the Soul and other night programs are only 4 hours behind you now! (At least temporarily!) :)
  3:05am Slimslacks:

Happeee DST! Can't hold back the night now! It's too late! Good show McGasko! Yeeee!
  3:05am Marmalade Kitty:

2weeks at 4 hrs.. then we go forward :p
  3:05am Brian en Angleterre:

Mornin'. Blue Weaver, Joe
Avatar 3:09am Joe McG:

Hey, Slimslacks! It's now after 3 and I'm illegal.
Avatar 3:09am Joe McG:

Hey, Brian! Thanks for the Blue confirmation. I thought it was he!
  3:09am mike noble in dc:

@matt -- for a while there was some confusion as to what the original song was.
  3:10am Matt from Springfield:

Hmm, instrumental 1981 album. Amanda Nazario just played from Richard Thompson's 1983 album "Hand of Kindness", she rec'd highly. The song she played was very Cajun tinged. With accordion played by Richard!
  3:10am Brian en Angleterre:

I used to have a P F Sloan record in the 70s called Raised on Records. Good songwriter.
  3:10am mike noble in dc:

and that was probably because it was an italian song written by a english beat band working in italy... but an english translation was made and recorded by a different band back in england BEFORE the original italian was released.
  3:12am Matt from Springfield:

@mike: Ah. Although different confusing versions by the Grass Roots would prob be best expressed by "Where Were You When I Needed You" -- no less than THREE different versions of P.F. Sloan's song were recorded and released from 1965-66, by three different bands all called the Grass Roots!
  3:12am Slimslacks:

You mean you don't have your documents? Goodnight!
  3:13am Deepak:

i love how this track takes a turn towards a more folk sound
  3:13am mike noble in dc:

oh it seems i have that wrong still... the first english translation was recorded by a dutch band.
  3:13am Matt from Springfield:

@Brian: Fer sure! There was a reason he was "the poor man's Bob Dylan"!
@Joe: I like that during DST on WFMU, the two DJs "split the difference" and each get 2.5 hours, only fair!
Avatar 3:14am Joe McG:

@Slimslacks: I'm undocumented. Undocumentary.
  3:15am Slimslacks:

@Joe McG: like a U.F.O. ?
  3:16am mike noble in dc:

at some point little steven did a segment on his radio program about "let's live for today" (with research conducted by moi). but that was a long time ago, and it's 3:16 in the morning.
Avatar 3:18am Joe McG:

@Noble, you are the coolest. @ss: I'm not a UFO, I'm a LSD.
  3:18am Matt from Springfield:

@mike: Wow, do you do research for Little Steven?
  3:19am Matt from Springfield:

Love this French song! Someone here just played it, but I am happy to hear it again!
  3:19am Brian en Angleterre:

Matt everyone was the poor mans Zim.
  3:20am mike noble in dc:

i did for 4 months back in 2005. but i quit because i couldn't handle the lack of stability at his production company.
  3:22am mike noble in dc:

i went on a pre-scheduled vacation after my first week with him, and came back to find that the person who had hired me, my supervisor, had been fired and her responsibilities were now mine...
  3:22am Matt from Springfield:

@Brian: Re P.F. Sloan, everyone may have been the poor man's Robert Zimmerman, but some poor men are richer than others. :)
  3:23am L. Cohen:

Speaking as yet another Zimmerman knockoff: Too true, Matt.
Avatar 3:24am Joe McG:

Hey, all! Just wanted to say thanks for listening. I feel like I'm being pulled up short, like a cart horse. Anyway, have a great week--I'm pre-empted next week for Tejas, so I'll see you all in two weeks. Sorry I can't do my all Irish show for you.
  3:24am mike noble in dc:

weren't the units jandek?
  3:25am mike noble in dc:

while also a band from new york circa 2000.
  3:26am Matt from Springfield:

@Joe: Nick the Bard directed for us to email pledge related questions to you, and if we didn't have any to say thank you anyway.

I'll not clog your inbox and say now: THANK YOU JOE for your great work managing all our pledges and swag! Year round, not just at Marathon time! :)
Avatar 3:26am Joe McG:

Aw, shucks, thanks, Matt!
  3:27am Matt from Springfield:

Next year Joe! We're looking forward to an Irish show! So much possibility!
  3:27am Matt from Springfield:

Anytime! You the man now, Joe! :)
  3:28am mike noble in dc:

joe, i apologize in advance for you having to deal with the madness of my dozens of pledges under several different aliases and assumed names.
  3:28am G:

wikipedia: "Jandek is an outsider musician presumably from Houston, Texas, who has self-released 59 albums without ever granting a real interview. His first album, Ready for the House, was first accredited [sic] to a band called "The Units". Jandek stopped using the Units name and started using his own after being contacted by Scott Ryser of the [synthpunk band from] S.F. [called The] Units. Mr. Ryser holds a U.S. Trademark on the name "Units"."
  3:29am Ken From Hyde Park:

Gosh, where did the time go?
  3:29am mike noble in dc:

if i recall from that documentary, scott ryser was pretty pissed. and scared the shit out of the representative from corwood.
  3:31am Matt from Springfield:

@Ken: It's on interest-free loan until half a year later!

Great show Joe! Look forward to your next full length show!
  7:30pm Parq:

Hiya, Joe. As usual, I listened live to the first hour and then turned in. Listened to the rest on the archives. Fine stuff, as always. As for your lost half hour, the fall giveth and the spring taketh away.
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