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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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Options February 6, 2014: This Time I'll Be Sweeter

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Isaac Hayes  Ike's Rap VII / This Time I'll Be Sweeter   Options And Once Again  Polydor  1980  LP      0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Don Thomas  Come On Train   Options Wigan Casino Soul Club, Station Road, Wigan 1973-81  Charly  2013  CD  From 1975  *   0:15:29 (Pop‑up)
Rip Rig & Panic  Do the Tightrope   Options Attitude  Cherry Red  2013  CD  From 1983; instrumental version    0:18:44 (Pop‑up)
Salvador Trio  Eu Compro Essa Mulher   Options Salvador Trio  Mr Bongo  2013  CD  From 1963    0:24:37 (Pop‑up)
Nico Fidenco  Wind in My Face   Options The Ecstasy of Gold: 26 Killer Bullets from the Spaghetti West Vol. 4  Semi-Automatic  2013  LP  From 1973  *   0:26:59 (Pop‑up)
Piero Umiliani  You Tried to Warn Me   Options   Ariel  1969  45  From "Sweden Heaven and Hell"    0:29:49 (Pop‑up)
Piero Umiliani  Bllod Red River   Options The Ecstasy of Gold: 26 Killer Bullets from the Spaghetti West Vol. 4  Semi-Automatic  2013  LP  From 1974  *   0:32:23 (Pop‑up)
Honey Ltd.  Love, the Devil   Options The Complete LHI Recordings  LIght in the Attic  2013  CD  they don't actually sing on this    0:35:56 (Pop‑up)
Serge Gainsbourg  Douze belles dans le peau / La recette de l'amour fou   Options Intoxicated Man 1958-1962  Él  2013  CD  live in Paree  *   0:39:17 (Pop‑up)
Maurice Pop  Rush Hour   Options Birds Do It  Diggler  2002  CD  From 1973    0:42:13 (Pop‑up)
T.R.A.S.E.  Electronic Rock   Options T.R.A.S.E. (Tape Recorder and Synthesizer Ensemble)  Finders Keepers  2013  CD  From 1983  *   0:54:52 (Pop‑up)
Pharoahs  Manhunter   Options   Intercoastal Artists  2014  12"    *   0:57:15 (Pop‑up)
The Night Terrors  The Dream Eater   Options Back to Zero  Homeless  2013  LP  From 2009    1:04:11 (Pop‑up)
Goblin  Profundo Rosso   Options Tour EP 2013  Death Waltz  2013  EP      1:10:30 (Pop‑up)
The Firebirds  No Tomorrows   Options LIght My Fire  Gear Fab  2013  CD  From 1968  *   1:15:04 (Pop‑up)
Blackfoot Sue  Standing in the Road   Options Glam Sandwich and Electro Flares  Glam  2006  CD-R      1:19:26 (Pop‑up)
Giuda  Hold Me Tight   Options Let's Do It Again  Damaged Goods  2013  CD    *   1:23:42 (Pop‑up)
Single File: a bunch of random 45s spinning on turntables
Tommy Boyce  In Case the Wind Should Blow   Options   A&M  1966  45      1:32:50 (Pop‑up)
Ray Bryant  Quizas, Quizas, Quizas   Options   Cadet  1969  45      1:35:29 (Pop‑up)
Piero Umiliani  Mah-Na-Mah-Na   Options   Ariel  1969  45  played the b in the first set, couldn't let it pass!    1:38:45 (Pop‑up)
Johnny Dallas  The Little Folks   Options   Little Darlin'  1967  45      1:40:55 (Pop‑up)
Jimmy Wakely and George Cates' Orchestra and Chorus  James Dean   Options   Coral  1956  45      1:43:52 (Pop‑up)
Carole King  I Feel the Earth Move   Options   Ode  1971  45      1:46:34 (Pop‑up)
Three Degrees  Dirty Ol Man   Options   Philadelphia International  1973  45      1:49:34 (Pop‑up)
The Garden of Eden  Samantha   Options   Verve  1967  45      1:52:35 (Pop‑up)
Ortho-Tonics  Doo-Doo Cars   Options   Artifacts  1981  45      1:54:49 (Pop‑up)
The Members  Working Girl   Options   Albion  1981  45      1:58:06 (Pop‑up)
Aquariana  Forget About the Past   Options Aquariana  Drag City  2014  LP  From 1974  *   2:14:48 (Pop‑up)
Chuck Johnson  Albion Source   Options Crows In the Basilica  Three Lobed Recordings  2013  LP      2:17:00 (Pop‑up)
Marisa Anderson  Hard Times Come Again No More   Options Traditional and Public Domain Songs  Grapefruit  2013  LP    *   2:23:01 (Pop‑up)
Frank Fairfield  Devil's Dream Medley   Options   Third Man  2014  CD    *   2:27:11 (Pop‑up)
Jake Thackray  Country Bus   Options The Last Will and Testament of Jake Thackray  Philips  1967  LP      2:29:43 (Pop‑up)
Amor de Días  Hampshire Lullaby   Options The House at Sea  Merge  2013  LP      2:33:36 (Pop‑up)
Soft Location  Fools   Options Fools  Physical Things  2013  LP    *   2:36:31 (Pop‑up)
London Sound Survey  Polyphon Music Box   Options These Are the Good Times: Field Recordings from London in the Early 21st Century  Vittelli  2013  LP    *   2:39:39 (Pop‑up)
Luboš Fišer  Swan Steps   Options Morgiana Soundtrack  Finders Keepers  2013  CD  From 1972  *   2:41:54 (Pop‑up)
Tom Northcott  Crazy Jane   Options Upside Downside  Uni  1971  LP      2:44:22 (Pop‑up)
Fargo  Lady Goodbye   Options I See It Now  RCA Victor  1969  LP      2:48:35 (Pop‑up)
Fargo  The Sound of It   Options I See It Now  RCA-Victor  1969  LP      2:51:23 (Pop‑up)
Willie Hightower  If I Had a Hammer   Options Willie Hightower  Astralwerks  2004  CD  From 1967    2:56:55 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am common:

good morning joe, everybody. nope nope, gmmmmmm!
Avatar 9:04am Cheri Pi:

Boings away!
  Swag For Life Member 9:04am 12539:

Without looking at the playlist, I'd have guessed this is "Love Theme from Surface Noise."
Avatar 9:04am duke:

Good morning. Ike sounds like Dr. Bootygrabber
Avatar 9:04am fred von helsing:

wow, doctor bootygrabber has mellowed
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am DCE:

morning, all
Avatar 9:05am Sem Chumbo:

Hiya, Joe. Good morning. Isaac, OK!
Avatar 9:05am Cheri Pi:

Exactly Fred.
Avatar 9:06am duke:

fred and I are on the same wavelength
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06am braveness23:

B23 here! Happy Happy Happy! Boing Boing Boing!
  9:07am Unclear on the concept:

Ike is taking an awfully long time to get to the point.
Avatar 9:07am Joe McG:

Hey, all! Let's just relax and let Isaac make his move on us.
Avatar 9:07am northguineahills:

Yes Isaac! I will!
Avatar 9:07am PKNY:

The cover of this Isaac LP is straight fire:


Don't think I've ever seen this record out in the field.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08am braveness23:

Isaac, will you still respect me when this song is over?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09am Guido (Cologne):

Good morning Joe!
... Ike is a bit too male and too dead for my taste. ;-)
That's too much! *LOL*
Avatar 9:09am PKNY:

"If you don' t love me, I'm gonna rain hot fireballs from above at you!!!"
Avatar 9:10am fred von helsing:

doctor bootygrabber's gonna sneaks in and steals his woman all up from under his nose
Avatar 9:11am PKNY:

Someone needs to dress as "As Once Again" Isaac for Halloween this year. I wish I had the massive pecs and rippling abs to pull it off.
  9:11am Unclear on the concept:

Two days later, she had to work late, and he went out and porked a cocktail waitress.
Avatar 9:12am Joe McG:

What do you suppose it means that his fists are on fire?
Avatar 9:14am duke:

Hot hands?
Avatar 9:14am fred von helsing:

THE DUKE OF N.Y. HAS SPOKEN but I'm gonna bust his balls
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14am Guido (Cologne):

he was Black Boses now he is Blach prometheus, stealing fire from the god and bring it to the human race.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:16am braveness23:

I love a morning romp! I need a cigarette after that one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:16am Guido (Cologne):

Promtheus and Egyptian sun-priest at once.
Avatar 9:16am PKNY:

I wonder if Ike was a Scientologist when he recorded that record. It might explain the artwork.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:19am Guido (Cologne):

... there was that thing with ancient Egypt and Black liberation ... Sun Ra, alice coltrane, Earth, Wind & Fire ... all had theese things with the Egypts.
Avatar 9:21am Marcel M:

When I hear Isaac Hayes all I can think about is Scientology and the falling out he had with South Park and that last episode when they kill him.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:29am common:

click on this strangeness!
Avatar 9:30am Brian in UK:

Hey Joe. Vol.4?
Avatar 9:32am Joe McG:

@Brian: Yes, can you believe it? FOUR double albums now out of sublime spaghetti western tracks. I love this stuff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:36am mauri:

oujee umiliani!
Avatar 9:37am Brian in UK:

Hey mauri, have you labelled up your skis ready for the Olympics.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:38am tim from champaign:

Hey Joe and buddies, it feels good checking in after a long time.
Avatar 9:39am Cheri Pi:

Welcome back Tim!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:40am common:

hey tim!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:40am mauri:

Brian yeah I'm gonna win Putin this time!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:42am tim from champaign:

Hey Common and CP! Joe's show is hitting the spot. Plus I'm stoked stoked stoked for the Tim Pack interview on Diane's show.
Avatar 9:42am Brian in UK:

I will be watching out for you. The Finns are good at Ski Jumping, ever done it?
Avatar 9:44am Joe McG:

Welcome back, tim!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:46am KevinfromBayRidge:

Mornin' all. Good to see you back on the board, Tim. Hopefully you were able to listen.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:46am mauri:

No. I'm afraid of heights. Would probably land head first.
Avatar 9:47am Davee:

Good morning All - good show today . . . again!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:47am mauri:

So I should just put a ski on my face and I'd be fine!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:48am LynnsBrother:

Finally, a snow day in OH that intersects Joe McG's show. Hehe
Avatar 9:48am Davee:

safer with 2 skis
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:48am common:

yea yea girls!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:48am Guido (Cologne):

Cologne-based Label actually.
Avatar 9:53am Brian in UK:

mauri women are ski jumping for the first time this Olympics. So it is not just the men who are mad.
Avatar 9:54am Chris M.:

hi Joe just checking in to see if anyone else saw the season finale of Top Chef last night
Avatar 9:55am Brian in UK:

Trust the Brits to do something in their bedroom/shed with bits of plastic and elastic bands.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57am mauri:

Oh I was watching this new Vic and Bob-show called House of Fools. It's a good one.
Avatar 9:59am Joe McG:

@Chris: Hi, Chris. There's been a Chef on the show today, just not a Top one.
Avatar 10:01am Chris M.:

loving this set gonna have to cop this Pharaoahs 12"
  10:03am dinatekno:

Of course that music from '83 sounds contemporary, half of the music today sounds like the stuff that was coming out of NYC Danceteria/Pyramid/etc clubland from '82 onward. They were ahead of their time then! They still use 35 year old Blondie music in commercials today.
  10:04am LovecraftDude888:

wonderfully pervy....at least no snow today woohoo a reprieve
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:05am tim from champaign:

I'm with Chris M.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:11am common:

yay goblin! wish i was home watching suspiria and drinkin beer.
Avatar 10:12am Marcel M:

So glad this track just came on before I have to leave. Anyone been on the roads in Brooklyn/NYC? How are they? Debating biking or not.
Avatar 10:17am bobdoesthings:

Hola Marcel
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:18am tim from champaign:

Holy smokes The Firebirds are sweet.
Avatar 10:18am Cheri Pi:

Echoes of Tim's comment
Avatar 10:19am Marcel M:

Hi Bob, bye Bob! Gotta go!
Avatar 10:19am Marcel M:

What a gnarled song
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:21am Planet Tyler:

Fun show today Joe, thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:21am Liz Berg:

Glammin' it up, Joe!
Avatar 10:21am Rev. Turnip Druid:

am witchu.
  10:22am LovecraftDude888:

I have to head out for Opthalm. appt. at 11....they're installing my Third Eye later on....can't wait Google Eye installation
Avatar 10:22am V Priceless:

sounds a bit like Noddy singing this!
Avatar 10:23am Cheri Pi:

  10:23am LovecraftDude888:

I'd like a glam wrap with extra glitter Cajun mayo
Avatar 10:23am Joe McG:

@Liz: Couldn't resist one more!
Avatar 10:24am Chris M.:

  10:24am LovecraftDude888:

could install a perm. WFMU earpiece that 24-7 broadcasts to your brain
  10:26am LovecraftDude888:

streets here were slushy and icy a bit yesterday, today prob. more just a bit icy. I read poss. LIRR strike by next month....I'm glad I don't commute to NYC no mo'
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:26am tim from champaign:

The glam revival is A-OK with me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:29am Planet Tyler:

Dont stop the glam
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:30am Guido (Cologne):

Anonymus Bands I guess: no contracts!
Avatar 10:30am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Pi! Tim! Berg! Joe! Every y'all!
Avatar 10:30am V Priceless:

good to see all the Glam support here! Super Yobs unite!
  10:31am LovecraftDude888:

Teleglam Sam
Avatar 10:31am bobdoesthings:

I once heard the term "barnburner" and was curious and looked up the meaning behind it only to read "someone or something that burns barns"
Avatar 10:33am Joe McG:

@bobdt: There's that famous Faulkner story about a barnburner!
Avatar 10:35am bobdoesthings:

You're right! en.wikipedia.org...
  10:37am LovecraftDude888:

wow Scarlett Joh. is buying 3 mil house in Hamptons...I'm about to head out right now...folks. ok
  10:37am wooden peg:

What a great set list today!!
Avatar 10:38am PKNY:

Thought this was Ramsey Lewis for a second, but it was a labelmate instead.
Avatar 10:38am Joe McG:

Thanks, wp! @Lovecraft: Let me know if you run into ScarJo.
Avatar 10:39am Jeff:

O, listen: the theme song for "Coupling"!
  10:39am LovecraftDude888:

watched Coup De Torchon last night what a masterpiece...Jim Thompson French adapt. sooo sick a great film Joe...I'm hoping...can go apply to be her Hamptons manager....dogsbody, etc. whatever!
Avatar 10:39am earrie:

One 'quizas' ? No, three!
That's emphatic uncertainty, or something.
Avatar 10:39am bobdoesthings:

Do people call her "Scarjo" ? that's kind of a sweet nickname. "they call me scarjo!"
  Swag For Life Member 10:40am 12539:

Avatar 10:41am V Priceless:

brilliant! Haven't heard this in 40 years!
Avatar 10:41am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Greatest single of the 20th century (Umiliani)
Avatar 10:41am bobdoesthings:

  10:42am LovecraftDude888:

Scarjoface "say hello to my little 2.5 mil mansion"
Avatar 10:42am Joe McG:

Since "Greasy Kid Stuff" isn't here anymore, I figure I have as much of a right to that one as anybody!
  10:45am LovecraftDude888:

gotta run out folks..Joe back later on today fer sure I hope Ciao!
  10:46am serendepity dawg:

Hi Joe
Avatar 10:47am Joe McG:

Hey, dawg!
  10:48am professor:

Seismic detectors activated
  10:48am professor:

Earth moving under feet
  10:49am steve, the horse with no name:

Hi Joe
Avatar 10:50am Joe McG:

Hey, steve, horse person.
Avatar 10:50am Rev. Turnip Druid:

jeezus, it sounds like Ms. King is having one hell of a bad day.
Avatar 10:52am Joe McG:

@Rev: I think she sounds pretty sexy on that record!
Avatar 10:53am Rev. Turnip Druid:

yeh, but THE SKY, man, the SKY is going all apocalypse & whatnot! Scary stuff!
Avatar 10:56am Joe McG:

@Rev: Indeed!
  10:57am steve, the horse with no name:

  11:00am Lou:

wow...early mtv flashback...can you play "don't put another dime in the jukebox" next?
  11:01am Norman Viking:

This rokz
  11:06am Norman Viking:

Do do tell Joe what is that song anout
  11:06am Norman Viking:

  11:07am steve, the horse with no name:

3 degrees how appropo
Avatar 11:10am Rev. Turnip Druid:

"chocolate or blood... vot a choice!"
  11:11am Count Chocula:

Did someone say chocolate blood stain? Mmm
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:14am Mike East:

wow, looking forward to TSP.
Good morning, all!
  11:15am Count Chocula:

I was once a folk singer travelling across the country. With a piano on my back
Avatar 11:17am Joe McG:

Hey, Mike, how's it going?
  11:18am Blacula:

Im the original count chocula. My lawyers will be in touch,
  11:20am Brendan:

Hi Joe. Nice tune
Avatar 11:21am bibi:

hi all. argh, missed much of the show. this chucky boy is obviously a good guitarist.
Avatar 11:22am Joe McG:

Hey, Brendan! Hey, bibi!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:24am Faye:

good morning!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:24am Mike East:

Going great, Joe McG. I've got tomorrow off, so today is like Friday. Loved the acoustic guitar stuff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:24am Faye:

you played my favorite Carole King song
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:25am Mike East:

...and this as well!
Avatar 11:25am Joe McG:

@Faye: I didn't know, but I'm glad I did!
  11:27am KP:

Just went to hardware store in Manhattan to buy a pick-ax
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:28am Guido (Cologne):

Loved the guitar solo section!
Two clicky-stars.
Avatar 11:29am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Good to hear the Aquariana piece. I finally got to see the Source Fam. documentary, was a lovely thing.
  11:29am little lepracaun:

Nice son and nice try Joe but your not getting me Lucky Charms
  11:30am little lepracaun:

Nice song though
Avatar 11:30am kepasweet:

Avatar 11:35am Rev. Turnip Druid:

... 'n got to meet Djinn Aquarian when he was touring with Plastic Crimewave Sound a while back - top bloke.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:35am DCE:

I recognize Alasdair's voice anwyhere
  11:35am ?:

Killin it this morn, Joe.
  11:36am Laura L:

Amor de Días and The Clientele will be performing in Brooklyn at The Bell House, by the way, in March...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:36am Scott McDowell:

Ooops, have to sign in. Killin it this morn, Joe. :)
Avatar 11:37am Joe McG:

@Laura: Oh, I need to go to that! @Scott McD: Thanks, Scott! When's your next appearance here? We miss you!
Avatar 11:39am bibi:

so did i guido !
Avatar 11:39am bibi:

'soft location', they deserve their band name.
  11:41am Laura L:

March 20 and 21...Alasdair is not to be missed, for sure. Irwin alerted me to the upcoming performances. Have a look on the Bell House calendar, you'll see...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am Carmichael:

Hey Joe, wazzup? Hi peeps.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am Scott McDowell:

Nothing on the docket. Many naps.
Avatar 11:42am earrie:

Lovely set, Joe.
Avatar 11:45am kepasweet:

really nice set!
Avatar 11:45am Joe McG:

@Scott: Rest up, you'll be in the thick of it again soon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:47am DCE:

really like this Tom Northcott track!
  11:48am KP:

To chip my car out of Manhattan iceberg and succeeded
Avatar 11:49am Sem Chumbo:

Had a very good time this morning, Joe. Always a treat to tune in and see what's up musically with you. See you again next week.
Avatar 11:51am Joe McG:

Thanks, Sem, had a lot of fun as always!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53am tim from champaign:

Thanks for the great jams, Joe! Great set as usual.
  11:55am little lepracaun:

Thank yee joe . Im goona finish me lucky charms
  11:55am steve, the horse with no name:

Thank you Joe man
  11:56am serendepity dawg:

Thanks be broseph
Avatar 11:57am northguineahills:

Great stuff Joe, thanks!
  Swag For Life Member 11:57am 12539:

Thanks, Joe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57am Rich in Washington:

Yay, Marisa Anderson, who was KBOO Radio's Resident Artist for 2013!
  11:57am count Cholula:

Thanks joe im gonna check the dumpster for that choclatey blood stain
Avatar 11:57am bibi:

too many stars clicked, cant go back home with that much weight.
Avatar 11:58am Joe McG:

Have a great week, everybody!
  11:58am brendan:

Thank you Mr Joe
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am Mike East:

best version of this song I have EVER heard!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am common:

great show joe!
  11:59am KP:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am Guido (Cologne):

CU next week!
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