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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 August 22, 2016: If You Dawdle

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Alice Coltrane  Huntington Ashram Monastery   Options Huntington Ashram Monastery  Impulse!/Universal  2011  CD  From 1969    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Brother Ah and the Sounds of Awareness  Motherless Child   Options Key to Nowhere  Manufactured Recordings  2016  CD  From 1983  *   0:07:40 (Pop‑up)
Vieux Kanté  Sans Commentaire   Options The Young Man's Harp  Sterns Music  2016  CD  circa 2005  *   0:16:19 (Pop‑up)
Joe Chambers  The Alomoravid   Options Celestial Blues: Cosmic Political and Spiritual Jazz 1970 to 1974  BGP / Ace  2016  CD  From 1974  *   0:23:17 (Pop‑up)
Balafón Marimba Ensemble  I Already Have a Husband   Options Balafón Marimba Ensemble  Shanachie  1990  CD      0:31:11 (Pop‑up)
Dave Pike and His Orchestra  Baby   Options Manhattan Latin  Decca/Verve/Universal  2004  CD  From 1964    0:35:28 (Pop‑up)
The Prophet Hens  I Might Not Be Right   Options The Wonderful Shapes of Back Door Keys  Fishrider  2016  CD    *   0:46:51 (Pop‑up)
The Brotherhood of Lizards  Market Day   Options Lizardland:The Complete Works  Captured Tracks  2016  CD  From 1988  *   0:49:38 (Pop‑up)
The Smoking Trees  Always the Sun   Options The Archer and the Bull  Burger  2016  CD    *   0:52:58 (Pop‑up)
Kensington Market  Speaking of Dreams   Options Avenue Road  Warner Bros.-Seven Arts  1968  LP      0:54:37 (Pop‑up)
The Association  Darling Be Home Soon   Options Waterbeds in Trinidad!  Columbia  1972  LP      0:57:29 (Pop‑up)
Sandie Shaw  Coconut Grove   Options Fems of the Fun 'n' Tuneful: Nazario Scenario's 2016 Marathon Premium  WFMU  2016  CD-R  From 1969  *   1:00:47 (Pop‑up)
Mistress Mary  Praise Me a Little Bit   Options Housewife  Companion  2016  LP  From 1969  *   1:03:25 (Pop‑up)
John Prine  It's a Big Old Goofy World   Options Great Days: The John Prine Anthology  Rhino  1993  CD  live in 1991 or so    1:06:19 (Pop‑up)
Dick Feller  Just Short of the Line   Options Dick Feller Wrote...  United Artists  1974  LP      1:11:23 (Pop‑up)
John Anderson  July 12th, 1939   Options 2  Warner Bros.  1981  LP      1:15:18 (Pop‑up)
Bobbie Gentry  Chickasaw County Child   Options Ode to Billie Joe  Capitol  1967  LP      1:18:48 (Pop‑up)
Jean Shepard  Forgive Me, John   Options Dern Ya! Honky Tonk Radio Girl 2016 Marathon Premium  WFMU  2016  CD-R  recitation by Ferlin Husky; 1953  *   1:22:08 (Pop‑up)
Dale Watson and His Lonestars  Oh No, Saddest Day in My Life / Tienes Cabeza de Palo   Options Live at the Big T Roadhouse  Red House  2016  CD    *   1:24:01 (Pop‑up)
Single File: a bunch of 45s played in a row
Freddy Weller  Up on Cripple Creek   Options single  Columbia  1970  45      1:38:08 (Pop‑up)
Dick Hyman and "The Group"  Respect   Options single  Command  1968  45      1:39:38 (Pop‑up)
Ike & Tina Turner  A Fool in Love   Options single  Sue  1960  45      1:42:45 (Pop‑up)
Jimmy Lewis  It Ain't What's on the Woman   Options single  Hotlanta  1974  45      1:45:18 (Pop‑up)
Daddy Licks  She Said No   Options single  Emotional  1980  45      1:48:44 (Pop‑up)
Bruce Springsteen  Held Up Without a Gun   Options single  Columbia  1980  45      1:51:58 (Pop‑up)
The Brides of Funkenstein  Disco to Go   Options single  Atlantic  1978  45      1:53:14 (Pop‑up)
Shake Shake!  Shake Shake!   Options single  The Compact Organization  1981  45      1:57:18 (Pop‑up)
Supertramp  Goodbye Stranger   Options single  A&M  1979  45      2:00:06 (Pop‑up)
Gospel Ambassadors  What Kind of Man Is This   Options Greg Belson's Divine Disco: American Gospel Disco 1974 to 1985  Cultures of Soul  2016  CD  From 1980  *   2:18:05 (Pop‑up)
Roberta Kelly  Oh Happy Day   Options Gettin' the Spirit  Casablanca  1978  LP      2:20:20 (Pop‑up)
The Violinaires  Groovin' with Jesus   Options Giving God the One: Gospel Funk - Sinner's Crossroads 2006 WFMU Marathon Premium  WFMU  2006  CD-R  From 1971    2:26:11 (Pop‑up)
Trevor Dandy  Is There Any Love   Options Good God! A Gospel Funk Hymnal  The Numero Group  2006  LP  From 1970    2:32:21 (Pop‑up)
Al Green  Jesus Is Waiting   Options   No Label  1974  MP3  live on "Soul Train"    2:36:45 (Pop‑up)
Edwin Hawkins Singers  Trouble the World Is In   Options Children (Get Together)  Buddah  1971  LP      2:43:38 (Pop‑up)
The Relatives  Rap On   Options   No Label  2013  MP3  live at the Bell House, Brooklyn; WFMU benefit, 1/13/13    2:48:31 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar 9:02am Cheri Pi:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02am Ken From Hyde Park:

Happy happy!
  9:03am fxo:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03am annie:

good morning!!!
Avatar 9:05am V Priceless:

hey! mornin' Joe & team!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07am pantz:

Octane, Nitrane, Coltrane! Good morning.
Avatar 9:10am Joe McG:

Happy Monday, everybody! Here we are sharing the radio.
Avatar 9:10am Sem Chumbo:

Celtic harp in the offing, I'm guessing. Hiya, Joe, and clan McGasko.
  9:22am Brendan:

I'm guessing no hyenas were harmed in the making of that song
Avatar 9:23am Joe McG:

@Brendan: Only three.
  9:24am Brendan:

I hope they get nice royalty checks they really made the song come alive
Avatar 9:24am βrian:

Cool weather Monday! (At last.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24am pantz:

Cosmic Political Jazz is the only jazz worthwhile.
Avatar 9:28am bobdoesthings:

good morning all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34am doctorjazz:

I love this Marimba ensemble!
Avatar 9:35am KP:

No parking, just listening
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35am Rob W:

Great segue from the track by (the late) Vieux Kanté to Joe Chambers - didn't expect the jazz / improv feel of Vieux's track, intrigued, will explore further... Of course I like the segue back out to that sweet old Balafon Marimba Ensemble album too!
Avatar 9:37am Joe McG:

Hey Rob! Thanks for tuning in!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:38am Rob W:

Sure thing. Great segue to Dave Pike too - you're on a roll! Well now, that shouldn't be a surprise, should it? I have to go but enjoy the show everyone, it's always great starting off the work week with Surface Noise... the noise that lessens the pain...
Avatar 9:45am βrian:

Muy rhymey, that.
Avatar 9:47am Joe McG:

Many thanks, Rob, I'll have to put that on my business card! Or T-shirt.
  9:49am Brendan:

@Joe, I was enjoying that Dave Pike album cover too. He is on some really amazing jazz compilation album covers from the Italian label Rare Groove. Check out the um... artwork: https://www.discogs.com/Various-From-Latin-To-Jazz-Dance-Vol-1/release/1286694
Avatar 9:52am Joe McG:

@Brendan: Nice! Dave is cool.
Avatar 9:52am Brian in UK:

Hey Joe, boy is it a Monday.
Avatar 9:54am Marc Francis:

Hello, Joe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:56am annie:

i AM listening, just got some work in on another tab.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59am doctorjazz:

Along Comes The Association...I think that was the 1st LP I ever bought.
Avatar 9:59am V Priceless:

Yay Association!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:03am Parq:

Wow, the Assoc. did Darlin' Be? And loving this Sandi Shaw. Just got my swag, and Amanda's disc is part of it!
  10:03am whattawino:

I was secretly hoping you'd play this Sandie Shaw next! Yikes and Thanks, Joe.
Avatar 10:04am KP:

Nice cover by the Association. Almost makes me want to admit that they were the stars of the first concert i attended
Avatar 10:04am Joe McG:

Welcome to the show, all!
Avatar 10:07am βrian:

I think I'm going to drown.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:08am annie:

i never tire of mr prine's voice
  10:09am SeanG:

is this the song with the rhyme: therapy groups/hula hoops? hola joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:09am Parq:

What Annie said.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:09am steve:

what a charming man!
Avatar 10:10am Joe McG:

@SeanG: No, I think that's "The Sins of Memphisto."
Avatar 10:11am βrian:

Oh, here I was thinking of the Happy Enchilada song.
  10:12am Brendan:

Similies in music can really rock. Rock you like a hurricane. ( here i am)
Avatar 10:13am βrian:

"Like your back ain't got no bone ..."
  10:14am SeanG:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:15am annie:

'Lost Dogs and Mixed Blessings", one of my favorite John Prine albums
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:16am doctorjazz:

Great album
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:19am Greg from ZONE 5:

Morning, all!
Avatar 10:19am Brian in UK:

Joe you cannot let her go.
Avatar 10:20am βrian:

I am not getting it. Did the lyrics just run out?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:20am annie:

hey joe, do you think you might be able to fit in "louisiana" somewhere? hopefully randy newman?
Avatar 10:21am Joe McG:

@Brian: Life is a hard lesson! @Brian: I can't! @Annie: Maybe, lemme see!
  10:22am Brendan:

Id walk a mile down a Mississippi gravel road on a real hot day to go see Bobbie
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:22am annie:

this is a damn fine set of music.
Avatar 10:23am Joe McG:

@Brendan: Oh, you said it.
Avatar 10:27am βrian:

That's the Lonestar talking, Dale.
Avatar 10:29am βrian:

Is that the equivalent of hangover?
Avatar 10:30am Roberto:

You have a stick head?
Avatar 10:30am βrian:

In French, "gueule de bois." -> "Face of wood" means hangover.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:31am annie:

i had some friends who lived in pittsburg; they had albums of a band called Iron City Houserockers. i loved that high-energy stuff.
  10:33am melinda:

Great Days is a good anthology
  10:35am Brendan:

Have amused her immediate fam... Ha
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:35am Goatpuncher:

Mountain Stage is from WV, and it's often pretty lame. Not as bad as Prairie Home Condescension though. It's still around, I think.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:36am Ken From Hyde Park:

Yes, Mountain Stage is still going as an NPR production. www.mountainstage.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:37am pantz:

E-Town is in CO. Boulder, to be exact.
Avatar 10:37am KP:

There's a Gene Clark live at Mountain Stage CD that is outstanding.
Avatar 10:38am βrian:

That bugger's got twang.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:39am doctorjazz:

Not The Band, but a pretty cool cover.
  10:39am Brendan:

Not to be outdone is the Wheeling Jamboree (since 1933)
Avatar 10:40am Brian in UK:

Just a bit too jaunty. Remember Jim Capaldi singing 'Love Hurts' like it did not.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:48am annie:

i lve this swaying waltzy theme.. that piano.. you can barely hear it.. but wow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:48am coelacanth:

good morning Joe and others
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:49am annie:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:53am Greg from ZONE 5:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:53am doctorjazz:

BRUUUUCE! Don't hear him much on FMU!
Avatar 10:54am Joe McG:

Can't wait to see him this week!
Avatar 10:56am βrian:

I do not recall this on the airwaves in 1978. Damn.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:57am doctorjazz:

I'm Jealous!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:57am annie:

i had found HFS by then, so commercial radio was alien to me
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:59am annie:

oops, i was wrong. that was my NPR-addiction stage
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:00am pantz:

This one has a definite B-52's Sparks! influence.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:01am Ken From Hyde Park:

The 'Tramp!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:02am Tim 07030:

Good morning, Joe! Supertramp, first concert I ever saw, and it was this tour!
  11:03am kimzilla:

thanks a bunch for making me not look for jobs and instead dance around my kitchen.
Avatar 11:04am Joe McG:

Kimzilla! Having a job is overrated. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:04am Goatpuncher:

Wow, I'm not sure if I've heard this slab of corn since the early 80s. It's hilarious.
Avatar 11:06am herb.nyc:

hi, just tuned in - my college roomie intro'd me to SUPERTRAMP's "breakfast in america". we played it to death.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:07am Ken From Hyde Park:

Gosh, that's some military-grade surface noise right there.
  11:07am Brendan:

Authentic surface noise ask for it by name
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:08am Parq:

When that groove runs out, it stays run out.
Avatar 11:09am βrian:

Shoulda gone with Sheik Shake.
  11:09am Brendan:

Theres a fine line between a groove and a rut
Avatar 11:10am KP:

Bring a calendar
  11:11am stucco toast:

always thought there was there some secret marijuana reference (mary,jane) but i was high school and sometimes high when this came out and got lots of airplay
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:13am Greg from ZONE 5:

Some people don't understand how quotes work. My laundromat has a sign that says "Please don't put "shoes" in the dryer".
  11:15am Brendan:

I like it when you read us lyrics, Joe. Especially the time you did Doo Doo Cars by the Orthotonics which made no sense but sounded cool
  11:16am stucco toast:

I make all visitors remove their quotes when they come in. House rules.
I have a quote rack though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:18am Greg from ZONE 5:

Burlington Quote Factory
Avatar 11:19am βrian:

Quid pro quote.
Avatar 11:21am Joe McG:

I like "air" quotes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:21am annie:

Greg, there's a whole website named "apostrophe abuse"
Avatar 11:22am βrian:

Some mornings, I have hair quotes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:22am Greg from ZONE 5:

@annie: On my way!
Avatar 11:23am βrian:

There are so many bad, bad versions of "Oh Happy Day." This is not once of them!
Avatar 11:24am Joe McG:

@Brian: It's a killer! Pardon the expression, Jesus.
Avatar 11:27am βrian:

"Who wants to be a violinaire?"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:27am Jesus:

It's all good. I can understand a simile when I see one.
Avatar 11:28am Joe McG:

Thank ya, Jesus!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:29am Jesus:

Can I get an "amen?"
Avatar 11:30am Joe McG:

  11:30am Brendan:

Not an English major. When I get grammatically confused I reference Strunk and White's Elements of Style. That and Zappa's The Apostrophe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:31am annie:

the whole punctuation thing is going crazy out there in journalism-land.
Avatar 11:32am Todd-o-phonic:

I'm groovin' with Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am annie:

the newest thing is using a colon to introduce a quote
Avatar 11:33am Joe McG:

@Todd: Well, I'm not Jesus, but I'll do. Hey, Todd!
  11:35am stucco toast:

I'd like to introduce Octothorpe, who will be introducing colon, who is going to introduce our next quote.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:37am Carmichael:

Heya Joe and Gaskonians. Back from a wild weekend in Reno.
  11:37am stucco toast:

Disclaimer: I teach night classes in Emoji
(for Seniors; Pronunciation; and As A Second Language)
Avatar 11:38am Brian in UK:

S'pose there is no Rev. Charlie Jackson on the horizon.
Avatar 11:38am Brian in UK:

Carmichael, belated birthday greetings for last Friday.
  11:39am Brendan:

Peas be with you . And carrots.
Avatar 11:39am βrian:

I spell out my emoji, to save embarrassment. Colon-D!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:39am Carmichael:

Why thanks, Brian!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:40am annie:

i came up on the tail end of a couple of gospel buskers at the earth fare on saturday. holy shit it blew me away.
Avatar 11:40am Brian in UK:

Carmichael, what is the tattoo like?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:40am Carmichael:

Great name for a band, Annie!
Avatar 11:40am Joe McG:

Happy belated, Carm!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:41am Carmichael:

Thanks, Joe! And good talking to you last week, seemed to all work out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:41am Carmichael:

@Brian: He he, one's plenty.
Avatar 11:42am βrian:

Don't be an earth fare jumper, folks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:43am Parq:

This Green is a stunner.
Avatar 11:43am βrian:

Damn, the Rev is giving me an appetite.
Avatar 11:45am Brian in UK:

@βrian no surprise there!! Tee Hee.
  11:46am Brendan:

Anybody ever hear that praise break slide guitar stuff. Its some crazy good stuff with the whole congregation shakin it:
Avatar 11:48am βrian:

I want to join an all-atheist gospel choir. We shall sing it!
Avatar 11:50am Brian in UK:

@Brendan see you and raise you
Avatar 11:51am βrian:

@BUK: Do you put up tomatoes per chance? (Heat processing and such.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:51am annie:

joe, this is killin'!!
Avatar 11:51am Joe McG:

@annie: Ain't the Lord all right?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52am Parq:

Again, what Annie said. Wasn't that Bell House show freakin' something?
Avatar 11:52am Brian in UK:

@βrian never last that long.
Avatar 11:53am βrian:

Which prompts the question: Can it kill without the Lord's Love?
Avatar 11:54am βrian:

@BUK: We have to go to farm for enough quantity. About 350 pounds. Anyway, half-gallon jars are what we use.
Avatar 11:55am Brian in UK:

@βrian is it like pick your own.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am Carmichael:

@Brians: Come to Sacramento. You will be sickened by the plethora of tomatoes in no time.
  11:55am stucco toast:

psee you and praise you
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am annie:

this is the kind of passion i think of when i want to hear gospel music, and the old-time country stuff is good, too
Avatar 11:56am Joe McG:

Well, now that I've got some religion, I have got to go. Thanks for listening and commenting, everyone! Have a blessed week.
Avatar 11:57am Brian in UK:

Amen Rev. McGasko.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57am Parq:

Bye, Joe. Have fun at the Boss.
Avatar 11:57am βrian:

Yep, pick-your-own. The rains have wreaked havoc this year. Lots of rot.
Avatar 11:57am Brian in UK:

It's all relative.
  11:58am Brendan:

@Brian in the UK ,alright- good stuff! A phenomenal slide player I was thinking of was Aubrey Ghent. He gets everyone whipped up into a frenzy .
Avatar 11:58am βrian:

Thanks for the Agnostic Gospel, Joe!
  12:00pm Brendan:

@thanks Joe
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm Jesus:

Praise be.
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