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Options February 15, 2016: Big High Songs for Somebody (with Special Guest DJ Todd-O-Phonic Todd)

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Le Rex  Hymn to the Cold   Options Wild Man  Cuneiform  2015  CD    *   0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
George Lewis  Phenomenology   Options The Solo Trombone Record  Delmark  2015  CD  From 1976  *   0:07:12 (Pop‑up)
Roy Glenn with the Gerry Mulligan Quartet  Big High Song for Somebody   Options Jazz Canto, Vol. I: An Anthology of Poetry and Jazz  World Pacific  1958  LP      0:15:04 (Pop‑up)
Jutta Hipp  The Squirrel   Options At the Hickory House Vol. 2  Real Gone Music  2015  CD  From 1956  *   0:19:00 (Pop‑up)
The Latin Jazz Quintet and Eric Dolphy  First Bass Line   Options 12 Classic Albums 1959-1962  Enlightenment  2014  CD  From 1959    0:23:21 (Pop‑up)
Blossom Dearie  Rhode Island Is Famous for You   Options Blossom Dearie  Verve  2003  CD  From 1960; Dedicated to Trouble    0:26:50 (Pop‑up)
Frank Sinatra  The "Tea Break" Monologue   Options Sinatra at the Sands  Reprise  1966  LP      0:30:05 (Pop‑up)
Frank Sinatra with the Count Basie Orchestra  You Make Me Feel So Young   Options Sinatra at the Sands  Reprise  1966  LP      0:39:50 (Pop‑up)
Los Hacheros  Descarga por Abe   Options Bambulaye  Chulo  2016  CD    *   0:42:51 (Pop‑up)
Jennifer O'Connor  It's a Lie   Options Surface Noise  Kiam  2016  CD  good album title  *   0:57:21 (Pop‑up)
Dany Laj and the Looks  Woody/Dreamers   Options Word on the Street  Squirtgun  2015  CD    *   1:00:17 (Pop‑up)
The Above  Holding Back   Options New EP  Hidden Volume  2016  MP3  Featuring WFMU's Matt M.!  *   1:04:37 (Pop‑up)
Magician  Fuck for Peace   Options Golden State Psychedelia  Ace/Big Beat  2015  CD    *   1:07:23 (Pop‑up)
Atlantis  Nikdy nebudu tvá   Options Czech Up! Volume 1: Chain of Fools  Vampisoul  2016  CD  "I'll Never Be Yours," 1970  *   1:11:09 (Pop‑up)
France Gall  Der Computer Nr. 3   Options single  Decca  1968  45      1:13:19 (Pop‑up)
Daisy Door  Du Lebst in Deiner Welt   Options single  Ariola  1971  45  "Highlights of My Dream"; this and previous 45 sent to us by Listener Guido!    1:15:59 (Pop‑up)
Maya  Synthezoid Heartbreak   Options single  Touch Sensitive/Cherrystones  2016  45  From 1975  *   1:19:19 (Pop‑up)
Zipper  The Same Old Song   Options Zipper  Permanent  2015  LP  From 1975  *   1:23:25 (Pop‑up)
45-Off with WFMU's Todd-O-Phonic Todd!
The Presidents  5-10-15-20 (25-30 Years of Love)   Options single  Sussex  1970  45  Joe    1:35:38 (Pop‑up)
Lee Moses  Reach Out I'll Be There   Options single  Musicor  1971  45  Todd    1:37:36 (Pop‑up)
Pasteurized Ashtray  Bad Moon Rising   Options single  IMA Victim  1970  45  Joe    1:40:33 (Pop‑up)
Ralph Smedley and the Breathers  Suffocate   Options single  Gasp  1962  45  Todd    1:42:10 (Pop‑up)
Jaspar Carrott  Funky Moped   Options single  DJM  1975  45  Joe    1:44:21 (Pop‑up)
Bernadette  The Slosh   Options single  Beach  1962  45  Todd    1:47:07 (Pop‑up)
The Savages  Gimme Gimme Good Loving   Options single  Parlophone  1969  45  Todd    1:54:42 (Pop‑up)
Donovan  Hey Gyp (Dig the Slowness)   Options single  Hickory  1966  45  Joe    1:56:27 (Pop‑up)
Tommy King and the Starlites  Bop Diddlie in the Jungle   Options single  Claremont  1966  45  Todd    1:59:11 (Pop‑up)
"Froggy" Landers and the Cough Drops  River Rock (Part 1)   Options single  Ensign  1958  45  Joe    2:01:15 (Pop‑up)
Travelin Troubadors  The Israelites   Options single  Roto  1969?  45  Todd    2:03:48 (Pop‑up)
Sam Butera  Skinny Minnie   Options single  Prima  1964  45  Joe    2:06:38 (Pop‑up)
Bette Bright and the Illuminations  My Boyfriend's Back   Options single  Radar  1978  45  Joe    2:16:23 (Pop‑up)
The Nonce with Rookie Phenom  Roadie for the Kinks   Options single  Rear View  1989  45  Todd    2:19:07 (Pop‑up)
The Lancastrians  The World Keeps Going Round   Options single  Jerden  1965  45  Joe    2:22:32 (Pop‑up)
The Scenery  Thread of Time   Options single  Impact  1967  45  Todd    2:24:56 (Pop‑up)
The Premiers  Farmer John   Options single  Warner Bros.  1964  45  Joe    2:27:51 (Pop‑up)
Bobby Lee Trammell  Mayonnaise   Options single  Hot Record Co.  1966  45  Todd    2:29:46 (Pop‑up)
Dian James and The Satisfactions  (I Get Lots of) Satisfaction   Options single  Radiant  1965  45  Todd    2:36:25 (Pop‑up)
Miss Chuckle Cherry  My Pussycat   Options single  Grassroots  1972  45  Joe    2:39:11 (Pop‑up)
The Continentals  Pussy Cat (Part 1)   Options single  Shane  1963  45  Todd    2:42:43 (Pop‑up)
Glenn Barber  I Don't Want No More of the Cheese (I Just Want Out of the Trap)   Options single  Hickory  1969  45  Joe    2:45:02 (Pop‑up)
Chris Gantry  Nashville Memoirs Vol. 1   Options single  RCA Victor  1966  45  Todd    2:47:14 (Pop‑up)
The Phil Bernardi Band  I Like Jersey Best   Options single  Thomas Bernardi Music  1981  45  Joe    2:50:03 (Pop‑up)
Lefty and the Leadsmen  Wildwood Fun   Options single  Co and Ce  1963  45  Todd    2:51:44 (Pop‑up)
Blondie  Out in the Streets   Options single  Blondie  1975  45  Joe    2:53:55 (Pop‑up)
Wendall "Duane" Stewart and the Sunglows  Lonesome Town   Options single  Carib  ?  45  Todd takes us out!    2:56:20 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar 9:03am Marcel M:

Mornin' Joe! All!
Avatar 9:03am Utopiast:

Good morning Joe.
Avatar 9:04am Utopiast:

und Marcel
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am annie:

good morning joe!! figuring out a new RSS feeder.. then adding 100+ URLs...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06am Ken From Hyde Park:

And a happy "Yip yip yip yip" to you, too!
  9:07am Brendan:

Liiiiiivvvvvveeee from the FMU studios in Burbank ... Err Jersey City.... It's Surface Noise! Starring those lovable crazy space aliens Yip and Yap. And now, your host , the next Supreme Court justice of these United States .... Joe McGasko!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08am Guido from Cologne:

Good morning Joe!
Avatar 9:09am Joe McG:

As have donned my robes and I welcome you all to the proceedings. Please be seated.
Avatar 9:11am Utopiast:

@Joe and Brendan I don't suppose there is a song title somewhere reflecting sentiments like, "Dancing on One's Grave"????
Avatar 9:12am Joe McG:

@Utopiast: Elvis Costello had a song called "Tramp the Dirt Down" about Margaret Thatcher where he imagined stomping on her grave.
Avatar 9:14am Utopiast:

@ Joe Great song from a great album. Seeing Elvis in Denver in April.
  9:16am ?:

Man that Cat can blow
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:16am Andrew Waterloo:

I'm seeing George Lewis in May
  9:17am P-90:

Man, that Cat can blow
  9:23am Brendan:

50's era jazz was smokin
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27am Ken From Hyde Park:

Did anyone catch the flashback scene in The Simpsons last night? The one where Grandpa was back in time and the sign on the nightclub read "No smoking not allowed."
Avatar 9:27am OTB:

Avatar 9:28am βrian:

Wow, the gravity seems high today.
  9:28am JoelA:

Go URI Rams!!!!!
Avatar 9:29am βrian:

I recall hearing that if smoking were banned, bars and restaurants would all go out of business.
  9:34am JakeGould:

Can’t wait for Sinatra to rip apart Spiro Agnew!
Avatar 9:35am Brian in UK:

Hey Joe.

Buy her a tractor instead.
Avatar 9:37am Joe McG:

@Brian: An excellent idea.
  9:39am JakeGould:

If smoking were banned what would fathers-to- be do while the pace back and forth in front of the hospital where the baby is being born in!
Avatar 9:40am βrian:

I don't see many comedy LPs, these days. It really evokes a different era.
Avatar 9:42am Brian in UK:

Lord Buckley's show at the Ivar Theatre on Lincoln's birthday 1959 was a wonderful show complete with Dorris Henderson on vocals. That should have a full reissue.
Avatar 9:44am Brian in UK:

Imagine how smoky the Sands would have been filled with Marlboro, Camel & Winston.
Avatar 9:45am Joe McG:

@Brian: I was going to play Lord Buckley today, the old Gettysburg Address, but I have a feeling Joe Belock might do it later (he sometimes does when he's on President's Day).
Avatar 9:47am Brian in UK:

His Lordship is always welcome in this parish.
Avatar 9:49am Marcel M:

Thank Frank bit was great.
  9:51am Brendan:

Different states do it differently
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:51am Ken From Hyde Park:

We need to celebrate National Participation Ribbon Day.
  9:52am JakeGould:

Can’t wait to see all of the little kids today dressed up as their favorite President!
  9:52am Polyus:

When do we get Reagan Day?
  9:53am JakeGould:

@KenFromHydePark: National Participant’s Day!
  9:53am Brendan:

It's a weird holiday that the state legislatures honor differently . Some states call it GWs birthday . Some Lincoln and GW 's birthday. And there are more variations, all over the map.
Avatar 9:55am Brian in UK:

Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points wre never followed up at the end of World War One. Who is to say the world might be a better place now.
Avatar 9:56am Marcel M:

Hah, thats Phrenology, Joe.
Avatar 9:56am βrian:

It's one of several "stealth holidays," to be noticed only when looking for the daily mail or stopping by a bank.
  9:57am P-90:

A reminder that Sinatra was a polished stand-up, even if his material was pretty creaky sometimes.
Avatar 9:57am Marcel M:

Phenomenology is our friends Husserl, Heidegger and Merleau-Ponty.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59am Ken From Hyde Park:

For folks who have the day off on a cold winter's morning, it's a good time to get caught up on all those adult coloring books Christmas presents.
Avatar 10:00am βrian:

Bed Spread might be a good title for a bed music premium. Brass Bed, Feather Bed, Water Bed ...
Avatar 10:01am Marc Francis:

Good morning Joe! Good morning all y'all!
Avatar 10:02am Joe McG:

Good morning, good morning, ah!
  10:02am JakeGould:

@βrian: New show idea, “Bed Music.”
  10:04am Brendan:

Thought that was Hoagy Carmichael on there. There's a guy that I wouldn't recognize if he weren't in a smoky bar. BTW... Joe , here in Rockville Md there's a Vietnamese restaurant called Pho Nom Nom (I never understood the meaning but you may have just explained it- or perhaps it's an allusion to the Cookie Monster's expression)!
Avatar 10:04am dale:

sounds like annabella lwin
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:06am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

New Above like a particularly sparkling Smithereens track. A #1 Hit.
Avatar 10:07am Brian in UK:

Joe, going to see The Assassin tonight at a small cinema called The Rex after your first song. Lovely little theatre

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:08am ChrisB.:

I wonder if Dennis Diken has heard this new Above single?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:12am MattBelow:

Hello Joe, Todd and all!
Avatar 10:14am Joe McG:

Hey Matt~! Great new tune. Stay tuned everyone for an extended Single File with Todd-O-Phonic Todd! Around 10:30...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:14am Guido from Cologne:

I'm afraid I heard this song before!
  10:16am Brendan:

Cool song - heard it last night .
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:16am listener monica:

Checking in!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:17am Ken From Hyde Park:

Sounds like the guy from Rammstein on vocals.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:18am MattBelow:

Can't go wrong with single file
Avatar 10:19am Brian in UK:

Nice one, Guido.
Avatar 10:20am Marcel M:

I love that "Highlights" track.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:21am listener monica:

Could you recite Diane Wakoski's "Dancing on the Grace of a Sonofabitch" for us?
  10:21am Brendan:

I was listening to the poppy sounding Der Computer song and thinking is this about computer dating back in the day? Sure enough http://www.blahedo.org/blog/archives/001077.html.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:23am Guido from Cologne:

end sequence of TV-episode from "The Commissioner" with actress miming to Dasy Door's vovals:
Avatar 10:24am pierre:

Bonjour Joe and friends !
  10:25am Polyus:

Avatar 10:28am Marc Francis:

Salut Pierre!
  10:31am Brendan:

That's okay Joe , 'too early' is relative. You're just ahead of your time. Props to you and Albert Einstein.
Avatar 10:32am βrian:

"Phoque for Peace," if you'll pardon my French.
Avatar 10:37am Joe B:

great start Joe - combining Valentine's Day and Presidents day in one song
Avatar 10:39am Brian in UK:

This song always reminds me of Juicy Fruit gum.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:39am Guido from Cologne:

Who is this incredible guy, Lee Moses?
Always super lo-fi but super brilliant.
Avatar 10:39am βrian:

Used in an ad jingle?
  10:40am Billy London:

Amazing! So lo fi, but damn those licks and keys!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:42am Guido from Cologne:

... on Musicor?
... I mean Musicor had Gene Pitney and stuff ...
hard to believe ...
Avatar 10:43am FernandoBelmondo:

Good morning Joe McG, Todd, Joe B and everybody!!
  10:43am djsheilab:

Haaaaaaaaaa!! This is too good!
Avatar 10:43am Joe B:

Musicor also had the Platters comeback hit With This Ring, Jimmy Radcliff and others
Avatar 10:43am FernandoBelmondo:

Good morning Joe McG, Todd, Joe B and everybody!!
  10:45am P-90:

S-M-E-D-L-E-Y !!!
Avatar 10:45am Brian in UK:

Appreciate the full Birmingham accent.
  10:45am Billy London:

  10:46am Jeffy Jazz:

The self-asphyxiation craze was short lived, thankfully.
Avatar 10:49am Marc Francis:

That version of Bad Moon Rising was so SO so goddamn good!
Avatar 10:53am Marc Francis:

Where you at Miss Mailas?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:53am Greg from ZONE 5:

Slept til 10:30, woke up and Joe & Todd are on! BEST PRESIDENT'S DAY EVER.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:53am MattBelow:

Keep it goin' fellas!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:53am steve:

Joe for President!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:54am annie:

as children we sang a song: "Suffocation, Remco's Suffocation, Suffocation, the game we love to play. First you take a plastic bag, then you put it on your head, go to bed, then you're dead.. oh-oh-oh-oh suffocation the game we love to play". very morbid, and we got a hu8ge kick out of it. ... yes it's odd, obviously we didn't play the full game.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:55am annie:

feel free to delete that joe, if it's too creepy
Avatar 10:56am duke:

Great show, guys!
  10:59am Santos L Halper:

Diggin this day-off DJ duel Joe and Todd!
Now we just need a Crazy African Elephant
  11:01am Brendan:

Chimp sounds kick ass
Avatar 11:03am Whosondephone:

Is there something wrong with that turntable?
Avatar 11:04am Joe McG:

@Whos: Yup, stylus is shot! I'm going to swtich turntables...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:05am Matt F:

  11:10am Deb:

Good Music for a President's Day Monday!
Avatar 11:10am Brian in UK:

Greg Gurgle for President.
Avatar 11:15am Swan_Gone:

Makes no sense to me but that's how I pay the bills!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:16am Matt F:

Quoting Billy Miller: those records are rare because they're not well done.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:17am Guido from Cologne:

Original by the Angels who look very weird on their Album cover
Avatar 11:23am KP:

Their fascination is well Khronicled.
Avatar 11:23am V Priceless:

Hey! Nice Kinky thing, you two!
Avatar 11:31am Joe B:

V, Joe's response was totally spontaneous, I was there! not planned at all!
Avatar 11:35am V Priceless:

great minds, Joe B! ; )
Avatar 11:39am Brian in UK:

Hello KP.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:39am Goyim in the AM:

Really cool cover of Jumping Jack Flash, guys!
  11:40am Mark R.:

This is pure filth. I'm coming down there with the police, the fire department and the FCC to shut you sodomites down.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:41am Ken From Hyde Park:

Oh, dear!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am coelacanth:

hey Joe and all.
...i guess i came at the right time!
  11:44am Ignore Function:

Great show!
Avatar 11:44am Cheyenne:

Thanks for perkin up my Monday y'all!
Avatar 11:45am Brian in UK:

Is Bette Bright the wife of the singer in Madness?
  11:46am Mark R.:

See, he came to play with the pussycat, and then...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:51am coelacanth:

haha! this is pretty much what i was saying as i left new jersey...except the part about coming back! that part's pretty much the opposite.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52am Ken From Hyde Park:

There needs to be a mashup of No More Cheese with Ozzie's "No More Tears." Maybe call it "No More of This."
  11:52am Jeffy Jazz:

Is there an "answer song" to the Jersey song?
  11:53am Brendan:

Nice show Joe and Todd . Thank you.
  11:54am mingtong:

Ken just shut up already
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am coelacanth:

i wonder ol' Chuck tried to sue Miss Chuckle Cherry for her answer song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am Grok-o-matic:

Never would have guessed this was Blondie, but I'm digging this track so hard. Fantastic.
  11:55am Mark R.:

I think Debbie Harry's appeal stems from the fact that she sounds like she really doesn't give a shit if you like her or not. Therefore, you LOVE her.
Avatar 11:55am Marc Francis:

That Chris Gantry track was ace!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am coelacanth:

that, or she had/has a beautiful voice and sang good songs.
Avatar 11:57am Joe McG:

Thanks for listening, everybody, and have a great week!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am ChrisB.:

A good time was had by all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am Mike East:

Great show guys!
  11:58am Brendan:

Out in the streets here DC it is snowy soon to be icy. But they've treated the road with a brine or some sort of marinade or rub of salt, pepper, paprika and various herbs . Its delicious out there.
Avatar 11:58am Brian in UK:

Oh yes
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am coelacanth:

Thanks Joe Thanks Todd!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am coelacanth:

Brendan Hahaha!!
  12:01pm Brendan:

The man with the big iron on his hip Joe McGasko vs Shane oPhonic. it's a draw.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

@Brendan: - &! - it stopped Godzilla... :
  12:01pm Brendan:

Is this a repub debate
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:04pm listener monica:

That was fun!
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