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Options May 31, 2012: Stones vs. Groovies Battle of the Bands; Doc Watson R.I.P.
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Artist Track Album Label Approx. start time
Sabu  Rhapsodia del Maravilloso   Options Palo Congo  Blue Note  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Dave Bartholomew  Shrimp and Gumbo   Options The Big Beat Of  Imperial  0:05:09 (Pop‑up)
Lloyd Price  Coconut Woman   Options 300% Dynamite (v/a)  Soul Jazz  0:06:45 (Pop‑up)
Art Neville  Cha Dooky Doo   Options That Old Time Rock & Roll  Specialty  0:09:05 (Pop‑up)
Mac Rebennack  Sahara   Options Ace Story, vol. 3  Ace  0:11:29 (Pop‑up)
Nathaniel Mayer  My Lonely Island   Options Village Of Love  Fortune  0:13:42 (Pop‑up)
The Kinks  I'm On An Island   Options The Kink Kontroversy  Pye  0:16:12 (Pop‑up)
The Zombies  Walking In The Sun   Options Odessey & Oracle  Repertoire  0:18:19 (Pop‑up)
Marianne Faithfull  Is This What I Get For Loving You   Options Greatest Hits  London  0:20:51 (Pop‑up)
Rolling Stones vs. Flamin' Groovies: Round 1
The Rolling Stones  Bye Bye Johnny   Options Around and Around  Decca  0:28:27 (Pop‑up)
The Flamin' Groovies  Carol (bonus track)   Options Teenage Head  Buddha  0:30:34 (Pop‑up)
The Rolling Stones  Midnight Rambler (live)   Options Exiles Afternoon Revisited    0:33:47 (Pop‑up)
The Flamin' Groovies  Road House   Options Flamingo  Kama Sutra  0:43:29 (Pop‑up)
The Rolling Stones  Prodigal Son   Options Beggars Banquet    0:49:00 (Pop‑up)
The Flamin' Groovies  32-20   Options Teenage Head  Buddha  0:51:51 (Pop‑up)
Rolling Stones vs. Flamin' Groovies: Round 2
The Rolling Stones  Rocks Off   Options Exile On Main Street  Rolling Stones Records  0:59:22 (Pop‑up)
The Flamin' Groovies  Second Cousin   Options Flamingo  Kama Sutra  1:03:10 (Pop‑up)
The Rolling Stones  Off The Hook   Options The Rolling Stones, Now!  London  1:05:10 (Pop‑up)
The Flamin' Groovies  The First One's Free   Options Supersnazz  Sundazed  1:08:02 (Pop‑up)
The Rolling Stones  Out Of Time   Options More Hot Rocks  London  1:11:25 (Pop‑up)
The Flamin' Groovies  Shake Some Action (demo)   Options Slow Death  Norton  1:14:56 (Pop‑up)
The Rolling Stones  Let It Rock   Options Get Your Leeds Lungs Out  The Swingin' Pig  1:19:30 (Pop‑up)
The Flamin' Groovies  Sweet Little Rock & Roller   Options Slow Death  Norton  1:21:48 (Pop‑up)
The Rolling Stones  Jumpin' Jack Flash   Options 7"  London  1:25:27 (Pop‑up)
The Flamin' Groovies  Jumpin' Jack Flash   Options Slow Death  Norton  1:29:04 (Pop‑up)
Doc Watson  Deep River Blues   Options Doc Watson  Vanguard  1:38:40 (Pop‑up)
Merle Travis  Cannon Ball Stomp   Options Walkin' the Strings  Capitol  1:40:28 (Pop‑up)
Dock Boggs  Country Blues   Options Country Blues  Revenant  1:41:28 (Pop‑up)
Howlin' Wolf  Sitting on Top of the World   Options His Greatest Sides, Volume One  Chess  1:44:29 (Pop‑up)
The Kelly Brothers  I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray   Options Rare Wild & Pious - Vintage Gospel & Southern Gospel Radio [Sinners' Crossroads 2002 Premimum]    1:47:00 (Pop‑up)
The Swan Silvertones  I'm A-Rollin'   Options 7"  Specialty  1:49:20 (Pop‑up)
Doc Watson  Talk About Suffering   Options Doc Watson  Vanguard  1:51:29 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:01pm Fiveash:

Hola! Can you hear it this time?
  1:03pm Amanda:

'sta bueno.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:08pm Fiveash:

  1:10pm Tom:

Soundin' Good!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:13pm Fiveash:

Hey thanks Tom!
  1:22pm Dominick:

Hi Matt
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:23pm Fiveash:

Ciao Il Costanzo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:31pm Fiveash:

Battle of the Bands! Vote Now!
  1:45pm Tom:

My vote goes to the Flamin' Groovies!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:46pm Fiveash:

It's a tough call Tom, but I think I agree.
  1:48pm jh.:

The Groovies, have it.
  1:59pm Tom:

Second Cousin by the Groovies nails it down, rock 'n' roll in all its glory!
  2:01pm Scott C.:

Here's how great The Groovies are: This is a legitimate, honest-to-Nanker horse race between these two bands! They're both in my personal Hall Of Fame, first class picks. For the purposes of your battle though, I go Groovies!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:01pm Fiveash:

Funny you should mention it, Tom...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:02pm Fiveash:

Hey Scott!
  2:06pm Scott C.:

Hey, Matt! Ahhh, "Off The Hook"! Rethinking my vote!
  2:11pm Tom:

If I could go back in time to 1972 and had the choice of either a Groovies or Stones show, I'd pick the Groovies, 100% American rock and roll!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:13pm Fiveash:

But you could be missing the best Stones show ever! (Or a total trainwreck).
  2:13pm Greg G.:

I'm guilty of not listening to either one of these bands very frequently, but this show's making me consider temporarily stepping away from the country records a little more frequently! Good stuff, Matt.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:16pm Fiveash:

Hi Greg! Thanks. I know, so much music and so little time...
  2:17pm Matt from Springfield:

"Shake Some Action"--this is great, never heard of this one before!
Maybe it's the demo, but that's some good jangly 60s guitar.
  2:20pm Tom:

Walkin' the Dog by the Groovies is one of their best tracks!
  2:20pm Tom:

Walkin' the Dog by the Groovies is one of their best tracks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:23pm Fiveash:

Agreed, Tom. The Stones do a good one too, as do the Sonics. I don't know if there are any bad versions. Even Aerosmith's is OK!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:24pm Fiveash:

  2:25pm Scott C.:

Have the Flamin' Groovies ever gone the C&W way, and I'm just not thinking of it?
Walkin The Dog is so fantastic it's hard to screw it up, much like Tallahassie Lassie!
  2:25pm Matt from Springfield:

Hi Fiveash!
Are both "Let It Rock" and "Sweet Little Rock & Roller" Berry covers, or just in the style of?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:26pm Fiveash:

Yup, both by the maestro.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:27pm Fiveash:

Scott- a little bit. Childhood's End from Flamingo being a prime example.
  2:30pm Matt from Springfield:

At least live, the Groovies are kickin' the Stones asses on "Jumpin' Jack Flash"!!
  2:39pm Matt from Springfield:

Still more RIPs...glad you mentioned him.
  2:43pm Matt from Springfield:

And that sounds like an interesting subject to delve into--the "under/over"-ratedness of Exile on Main Street. It's a weird feeling, especially when music journalists write about it or the sessions, you get the feeling the double LP receives too much praise. Yet there are tracks like "Let It Loose" and "Torn and Frayed" that you wonder why they don't get more coverage.
  2:52pm jh.:

Welling up, listening to Doc. Lovely choice.
  2:54pm Matt from Springfield:

A capella Doc spiritual, bravo.
  2:58pm Matt from Springfield:

Thanks Fiveash!
  3:16pm Fiveash:

Thanks all! See youse next week.
  7:43pm Joe Non Papa:

Listening in archive later on Thursday. As much as I love the Groovies, I will go with the Stones. For those of us of a certain age, the Stones, and many others of the British Invasion, had actually been our first exposure to some of the great R&B sounds of our own country. The originals just weren't played on commercial radio. As a kid, I wondered if some of the authors of these great songs - like E McDaniels, M Morganfield, A Alexander - might have been from Liverpool. No disrepect to the Groovies, but the Stones were setting us straight years before.
  7:59pm Joe Non Papa:

PS: Your first song is a take-off on a famous old Cuban rhumba, "Mani" (aka "El Manicero"). Ricky Ricardo even sang a version of it on a certain old sitcom. Shrimp and Gumbo has a lot of Perez Prado.
  3:03am Fiveash:

JNP, I didn't know that about the Sabu song. Thanks for the info. Point taken about the Stones, and the Groovies were probably some of those kids you speak of who learned Chuck, Bo, etc. from the Stones. Luckily we don't actually have to choose one or the other. Shrimp Gumbo, Crab Gumbo, Mambo!
  5:43am Richard D:

Smokin' set Mr Fiveash! Groovies are kickin' it.
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