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Options December 21, 2012: Put the Needle on the Mid 80's Mods Dublin Record

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments Approx. start time
Edwin Starr  Agent Double-O-Soul   Options   Ric-Tic Records  1965  7"     
Ric-Tic Mods interview Part I  Robert McDonald, Declan Foster, Ray Early, Mark Byrne, Brendan Flavin, Glocko McLaughlin, Noel Dunne   Options           0:02:05 (Pop‑up)
Them  Baby Please Don't Go   Options   Decca  1964  7"    0:13:57 (Pop‑up)
The Marvelows  Your Little Sister   Options V/A "A Whole Lot of Soul"  Kent        0:16:51 (Pop‑up)
Arthur Alexander  Keep Her Guessin'   Options V/A "Soul Super Bowl"  Kent        0:19:00 (Pop‑up)
Marvin L Sims  Get Off My Back   Options V/A "A Whole Lot of Soul"          0:21:12 (Pop‑up)
Miriam + Mbongi Makeba  Do You Remember Malcolm   Options Black & Proud Vol.1- The Soul Of The Black Panther Era        this is one of the soul tracks I am playing today that was not necessarily part of their playlist but I felt it fit the set  0:23:39 (Pop‑up)
Getto Kitty   Stand Up And Be Counted   Options Black & Proud Vol.1- The Soul Of The Black Panther Era          0:26:18 (Pop‑up)
Ric-Tic Mods interview Part II  Gary "Glocko" McLaughlin, Noel Dunne, Robert McDonald, Declan Foster, Ray Early, Mark Byrne, Brendan Flavin   Options           0:29:44 (Pop‑up)
The Kinks  You Really Got Me   Options   Pye Records  1964  7"    0:36:41 (Pop‑up)
Wilson Pickett  Land of a 1000 dances   Options   Atlantic  1966      0:38:49 (Pop‑up)
Jackie Wilson   Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher   Options   Brunswick  1967    As mentioned in the interview Jackie Wilson (whose music/records were readily available in Dublin record shops in the mid 80's) was a most popular artist with the mods - and of course the (irsh) Van (Them) Morrison connection is also there - since he wrote/recorded the song "Jackie Wilson Said (I'm in Heaven When You Smile) " since he loved Jackie Wilson too  0:41:40 (Pop‑up)
Otis Redding  Hard To Handle   Options     1968      0:44:18 (Pop‑up)
Elmore James   It Hurts Me Too   Options   Fire Records        0:46:27 (Pop‑up)
Herbie Goins & The Nightimers  Comin Home To You   Options   Parlophone    7"    0:49:42 (Pop‑up)
Lee Drummond  Baby I Know   Options   Page One    7"    0:52:09 (Pop‑up)
Frankie & Johnny  I Want To Make You Understand   Options           0:54:33 (Pop‑up)
Tony Rich  See-Saw   Options           0:56:49 (Pop‑up)

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Edwin Starr 

Agent Double-O-Soul   Options






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Avatar 6:53pm Billy Jam:

Back in the mid-80's I travelled back to my homeland of Ireland where I did a series of music related interviews in Dublin and Belfast that I just recently found for the first time in 25 years. Recorded between 1985 and 1987 I had initially played back edited down versions on the Bay Area radio stations KPFA and KALX. This is the first time I have played back the full version (well some few edits including the curses - Irish people love to curse:) of this interview with these Dublin mods (former members of the disbanded Emerald Society mods collective) who I caught up with at a Dublin pub off Capel Street called the Fox and Pheasant where these young fans of mod culture threw parties that they called the Ric Tic club: so named after the Ric Tic Records label that released the opening song of today's show - Edwin Starr's 1965 7" single "Agent Double-O-Soul." Like the UK mods of this same era these Dublin mods were part of a mod/Northern Soul revival that drew their inspiration from 1960's music and fashion but distanced themselves from the (mostly The Jam inspired) late 70's/early 80's mod revival of a few years earlier. As well as RnB and soul from the 60's these Dublin mods also liked a lot of 60's rock (you will hear the Kinks' version of "Louie Louie" playing in the background at one point in the interview aired today). At the other more popular Dublin 1980's mod revival night club at Bubbles (referenced in today's broadcast) that ran up to 1987, in what is now the basement of the Temple Bar Hotel in Adair Lane), in addition to the predominant soul and rnb there was also such odd tracks as the "Hawaii 5-O" theme played at the end of the night was assumed to be mod but wasn't. Today's interviewees also reference music not always associated with mod culture such as jazz and the music of Elmore James. On today's show I will play a lot of the music these mods would listen/dance to. Note however I may also play some other additional tracks too today. Thanks for listening to W F M U and to this show which today will serve as the perfect intro to Mr Fine Wine up next.
  7:02pm ALF of Hip Hop Slam:

Happy holidays everyone!
  7:02pm Carmichael:

Billy's got soul. Feckin' brilliant!
  7:03pm Tall Paul:

Yo Bill, Alf and everyone, Have a great Christmas and holidays its Parrtaaay time y'll
  7:05pm ALF of Hip Hop Slam:

Avatar 7:07pm Pat in Rathgar:

This is classic!
  7:09pm Caryn:

I have a feeling this is going to be an awesome show...
Avatar 7:12pm Billy Jam:

thanks for tuning in today - what's up Caryn, Pat, ALF, Paul, and Carmichael! - PS note to fans of hip-hop I will not be playing any hip-hop today (sorry) but all soul/rnb and some rock and blues - which will act as the perfect lead into Mr Fine Wine's show
  7:12pm Caryn:

Ooh, Billy's Irish accent is coming out!
  7:14pm Tall Paul:

Hi Caryn, yep I noticed this too amazing what 20 years will do to you. How are things with you?
  7:17pm amEdeo:

Good Stuff! Hello human peoples!
Avatar 7:18pm Billy Jam:

at Caryn - hah hah, true but this is 27 years ago
  7:19pm Cliff:

"Irish people love to curse"...that must be where I get it from, it's genetic!
Avatar 7:21pm Billy Jam:

at Cliff - fer fuck's sake it feels good to curse like an irish person........repeat after me "da fuckin shite made a bollox of the feckin shit" :)
  7:22pm ALF of Hip Hop Slam:

"..fuckin shite...." LOL!
  7:22pm Cliff:

Fuck yeah!
  7:22pm spidermank:

punks , skinheads , mods , hippys and rockers all drank at my local pub went to same nightclubs hardly ever trouble , but when the "perry" boys turned up , that was bullshit, what assholes they were. Great interviews cheers Billy
Avatar 7:23pm Billy Jam:

coming up in the second part of the interview the Dub Mods discuss drugs, their fanzine, more on fashion and miusic....Hey SPIDEY wot up? - thanks for listeing Cliff - hey amEdeo!
  7:24pm Caryn:

@Tall Paul: oh, okay. Have a short job for a couple of weeks, which will come in handy.
  7:26pm Tall Paul:

Yo Bill really enjoying this fuckin show it is the dogs bollocks and its Bleedin' deadly
  7:27pm Tall Paul:

Ah Caryn that is really cool to hear I am very happy for you. I hope it is something that can or will lead to something permanent for you.
Avatar 7:27pm Billy Jam:

feckin pleased as fuck to hear that Paul -
  7:29pm Caryn:

@Tall Paul: it's not gonna lead to anything permanent, but I might get some similar small jobs every now and then from the same people. Better than nothing.
Avatar 7:29pm James in DC:

good tunes today - don't mind it not been hip hop - once it is good music - thanks WFMU
  7:30pm Cliff:

I always enjoy WFMU's ability to surprise me.
  7:33pm ALF of Hip Hop Slam:

I just ordered the Black and Proud Vol. 1 CD. Good stuff Billy!
  7:36pm Tall Paul:

For all of you who would like to practice your Irish slang here are some sites for you http://www.irishslang.co.za/irisha_m.htm and http://www.slang.ie/. You know you want to gwan gwan
  7:38pm Tall Paul:

Hi Caryn this is good to hear. You never know what might happen. Best of luck and I hope it works out for you.
Avatar 7:44pm James in DC:

every song is great today - thank-you so much
  7:47pm Bob:

Yeah, easing my day, thanks.
  7:50pm spidermank:

Damn Fine
Jammy Wine
Avatar 7:56pm Billy Jam:

THANKS to all for listening and to the Dublin mods interviewed here back in the mid 80's 27 years ago - some of whom I attempted to recontact (alas in vain - so far). Thanks to Shut Up Weirdo, to Fine Wine next, and to amEdeo the board op. Note that next week I will be looking back at the year of 2012 in hip-hop music - a real good dozen months in my opinion. For proof I will pack into the one hour show as many as possible of these quality hip-hop releases from 2012. I am also inviting you to share your favorite hip-hop (and other music) releases of 2012 during next week's show…..meantime HAPPY FUCKIN CHRISTMAS.
  7:57pm spidermank:

cheers Billy and everyone ,may you all escape the over commercialized bullshit trap that is modern day fuckin xmas and have a top time instead , oh and happy fuckin solstice .
  7:59pm amEdeo:

Have a good one everyone! See you on the next playlist!
Avatar 7:59pm James in DC:

  8:01pm Tall Paul:

Yo Bill thanks for a defo fukcin dog bollocks show. Catch you soon Peace
Avatar 8:02pm Billy Jam:

thanks Paul, thanks James, thanks Spidermank - C U next week
  9:24pm dj laz-e:

great show bill..., the aul Dub's,eh??
  11:11pm gaselyne:

who performed that cover of 'Only You' that played 5 or 6 songs back?
  11:13pm gaselyne:

hmmmm, bc Im on the west coast Im prolly looking at the wrong playlist...
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