Options Sophisticated Boom Boom with Sheila B.: Playlist from December 22, 2017 Options

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Female-fronted pop from the past, present, and future; from all over the globe. And the occasional man.

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Options December 22, 2017: Christmas n' Castanets

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Images New Approx. start time
Many Voices Speak  Blue Moon   Options   Hit City USA  2016   
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The Orchids  Christmas Is The Time To Be With Your Baby   Options   Columbia  1964        0:04:57 (Pop‑up)
Capsule  Sweet Time Replay ft. Dahlia   Options Cutie Cinema Replay  Contemode   2003   
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Girl Ray  (I Wish I Were Giving You A Gift) This Christmas   Options   Moshi Moshi Records  2017   
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Coralie Clement  Bientot   Options Salle Des Pas Perdus  Capitol  2001   
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The Bird & The Bee  Rich Girl   Options Interpreting The Masters Volume 1: A Tribute To Daryl Hall And John Oates  Blue Note  2010   
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The Third Wave  Wave's Lament   Options Here and Now  Crippled Dick Hot Wax  1999  From 1969/70 
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Shena Ringo  Aozora   Options Honnou EP  Toshiba-EMI  1999   
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Kristy MacColl  A New England   Options Galore  Virgin   1995  From 1984 
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Sam Cooke  Good Times   Options Ain't That Good News  ABKCO  2015  From 1964      0:36:55 (Pop‑up)
Saint Etienne  I Was Born on Christmas Day   Options   Heavenly  1993   
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Celia Cruz  Sugar Sugar   Options The Rough Guide to Celia Cruz  World Music Network  2005  From 1970      0:42:21 (Pop‑up)
The McGuire Sisters  Sugartime   Options The Anthology  Geffen  1989  From 1957      0:45:21 (Pop‑up)
Chiyo Okumura  Shouko   Options The Sexiest Voice in Japan Sings New Japanese Pop Songs  Capitol International Series     
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Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings  These Tears (No Longer For You)   Options Soul of a Woman  Daptone  2017  One of my favorites of 2017! 
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Christine Perfect  No Road Is The Right   Options Am I Dreaming? 80 Brit Girl Sounds Of the 60s  RPM  2017  From 1969 
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Jessica Lea Mayfield  To Heck With Ole Santa Claus   Options Indie Holidays  Amazon  2017      *   1:03:56 (Pop‑up)
Charli XCX  Lucky   Options Pop 2  Asylum  2017   
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Vendredi Sur Mer  Les filles desir   Options Marée basse EP  Profil De Face  2017   
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Angel Olsen  Windows   Options Burn Your Fire for No Witness  Jagiaguwar  2014   
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Dionne Warwick  I'll Never Fall In Love Again   Options The Very Best of Dionne Warwick  Rhino  2000  From 1970      1:18:59 (Pop‑up)
Virna Lindt  Intelligence   Options Shiver  Les Disques Du Crépuscule  2017  From 1983 
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France Gall  Dis A Ton Capitaine   Options   Philips  1965   
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Gladys Knight & The Pips  Stop And Get A Hold Of Myself   Options   Maxx  1965        1:28:35 (Pop‑up)
Celia Paul  Yume De Aetara   Options Yume De Aetara  Niagara  1977  My Single Of the Week! 
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My Bloody Valentine  Strawberry Wine   Options Ecstasy & Wine  Lazy Records  1989  From 1987 
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Brenda Lee  Papa Noel   Options The Merry Christmas Box of Music  Imports  2015  From 1957 
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Timi Yuro  What's A Matter Baby (Is It Hurting You)   Options   Liberty  1962        1:48:23 (Pop‑up)
The Joys  I Still Love Him   Options   Valiant  1964        1:50:56 (Pop‑up)
Francoise Hardy  pourtant tu m'aimes   Options   Disques Vogue  1964   
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Sofia Freire  1H00 (Ou a Boca Ce Cala)   Options Roma  Joinha Records/ Natura Musica  2017   
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Wing  Joy To the World   Options Everyone Sings Carols With Wing    2006   
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Cinnamon Tapes  Estrela   Options Nabia  Balaclava Records  2017  Mixed by WFMU's very own Ernie Indradat! 
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Erma Franklin  Can't See My Way   Options Soul Sister  Brunswick  1969   
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Aretha Franklin  Hands Off   Options   Columbia  1966        2:12:52 (Pop‑up)
Ruby & The Romantics  Twilight Time   Options   ABC Paramount  1967        2:14:21 (Pop‑up)
Beyoncé ft. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie  Flawless   Options Beyoncé  Parkwood/Columbia  2013   
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Colleen  Winter Dawn   Options A Flame My Love, A Frequency  Thrill Jockey  2017   
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Belle Stars  Iko Iko   Options Belle-issima! Sweet Memories...  Edsel  2004  From 1988      2:25:56 (Pop‑up)
The Rubettes  Sugar Baby Love   Options       From 1974      2:28:51 (Pop‑up)
Judy And Mary  Christmas   Options Orange Sunshine  Epic  1994   
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Ela Orleans  Christmas Fell Away   Options   Self-released  2017   
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Phoebe Bridgers  Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas   Options   Dead Oceans  2017   
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Izumi Yukimura  Jingle Bell Mambo   Options The Christmas Tengoku  Victor Entertainment  1989  From 1955      2:50:56 (Pop‑up)
The Supremes  Children's Christmas Song   Options   Motown  1965   
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Listener comments!

  3:00pm P-90:

Merry Christmas DJ Sheila and Friends!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 3:01pm Michael 98145:

yay !
  3:01pm Jocelyn:

Happy Christmas to everyone!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 3:01pm Rob Kopp:

Hi Sheila, good afternoon/evening everybody
Avatar 3:01pm The Contessa:

Hello Sheila! Hello everyone…
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 3:02pm listener james from westwood:

Good afternoon, Sheila and all!!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 3:03pm Rob Kopp:

Booked my Natalia Lafourcade concert in Barcelona :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:03pm loveless:

I got my first Sheila B. newsletter. I am so happy! Hello everyone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm Adrian in London:

Hello everyone. Tonight I am toasting the show with a gin, Campari, Cranes cranberry and blood orange liqueur and tonic. Cheers!
  3:04pm JakeGould:

Hey Sheila! Was just listening to that guy who does mushroom therapy on the radio and then remembered… It’s Friday and your show! So hey…
Avatar 3:04pm ncjay:

Hey everybody - happy and merry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:05pm SSS:

I love it when your gentle with me Sheila.
Avatar 3:05pm djsheilab:

You lovely lovely listeners! How are you all? I've brought christmas treats + other girl-pop delights.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 3:05pm diciassette:

Ciao a tutti!
  3:05pm Ashley Cambridge:

Hello DJ B, will you be playing any Nicola Atkins tonight? ;-)
Avatar 3:05pm The Contessa:

Liking this Blue Moon. Great start!
Avatar 3:05pm Brian Cat:

May the Holiday spirit be with you all and happiness in the New Year.
  3:06pm P-90:

Fascinating FB post from Sheila today about Japanese singer Celia Paul!
Avatar 3:06pm djsheilab:

Ashley Cambridge! Joy! Joy! Happy joy!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 3:06pm JtotheK:

seasonal greeting sheilaB and boom-boomers!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 3:07pm Michael 98145:

let the solstice bonfires warm us all
Avatar 3:07pm The Contessa:

Liking this Orchids! Great second track!
Avatar 3:07pm djsheilab:

Jake Gould—Which guy who does mushroom therapy? The one who does the one-man show?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:07pm Adrian in London:

@Ashley Cambridge Uh, I think that's 'Nicole', actually… You don't want to get someone's name wrong
Avatar 3:07pm ncjay:

This is truly the ultimate girl group Christmas song
  3:07pm Cooh John:

Hello sophisticates and djsheilab. My soundtrack for the holidays.
  3:07pm JakeGould:

@DJSheilaB: Yeah, the same “one man show” guy. They also talked about MDMA and such.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:08pm Adrian in London:

@loveless Hello, welcome along
  3:09pm mzzmz:

hiiie SuBiiee crauzie troll listner here bu'luv' yr sho'jus'sayin'
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:09pm dale:

afternoon kids.
Avatar 3:09pm djsheilab:

P-90! Michael 98145! Jocelyn! Rob Kopp! The Contessa! loveless! Listener James from Westwood! Adrian In London! ncjay! Jake Gould! SSS!diciassette! Brian Cat! JtotheK! Cooh John! dale! mzzmz! You're all here. Hurray!
Avatar 3:09pm The Contessa:

Liking this Capsule! Great third track!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 3:10pm Rob Kopp:

Of course we are here! Even on the day I'm married for 12,5 years
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:11pm fred:

That Capsule track was nice indeed
Avatar 3:12pm The Contessa:

Liking this Girl Ray! And so on…
Avatar 3:13pm djsheilab:

Hello Fred! Happy to see the love for Capsule. The producer-writer behind Capsule, Yasutaku Nakata is now one of the biggest pop producers in Japan.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 3:14pm The Oscar:

Afternoon all! Always a good sendoff into the holidays.
Avatar 3:14pm djsheilab:

I LOVE kid's choruses! Instant mood enhancer.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:17pm Adrian in London:

Ah, Coralie. Remember when she didn't do a live session for Trouble cos she and her band got lost somewhere in NJ?
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 3:18pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, Sheila and troop. A good day for egg nog, don't you think?
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 3:19pm listener james from westwood:

Whoa, this H&O cover!
Avatar 3:19pm djsheilab:

Ken from Hyde Park—a good day indeed! Studio is sadly egg-nog free.
  3:20pm Jocelyn:

Egg nog should be flowing in the studio!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:20pm fred:

I have to confess I have no idea what egg-nog is
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 3:21pm The Oscar:

I've been slacking on my nogmaking. I think tonight needs to be the night!
Avatar 3:21pm Brian Cat:

Made only from the finest imported Nog.
Avatar 3:21pm djsheilab:

Jocelyn—Wouldn't that be wonderful! I'll make it happen next year. I've never actually had a sip of booze in the studio....hehe.
Avatar 3:21pm Cecile:

It is like a Tom and Jerry or an eggy punch.
It's usually cream, eggs, nutmeg and booze. There is a non alcoholic version with milk instead of the booze.
Avatar 3:22pm Cecile:

eggy milk punch, is what I wanted to say.
Avatar 3:23pm still b/p:

Mom made egg nog at home when we were kids. No idea how genuine, certainly not "crafted""and certainly not spikey. Eggy milk punch is exacty right. Nicely sweetened....my mother couldn't do otherwise.
  3:24pm Jocelyn:

Never? You've ruined my mental image of you sipping pink champagne surrounded by records.
Avatar 3:24pm Cecile:

We got ours out of a cardboard carton.
Avatar 3:25pm djsheilab:

Jocelyn—That exactly what I do when I'm working on my show at home. I'm very well behaved in the studio :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:25pm fred:

Thanks Cecile, though I guess the only way to really know would be to drink it. I've been away from most of the playlists lately, because I can't listen at work these days
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 3:25pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I saw a Simpsons episode recently where Apu was trying to sell Homer some Kwik-E-Nog and on the bottom of the carton was a disclaimer: "Formerly Milk."
Avatar 3:25pm Brian Cat:

Personally I prefer the Smart Nog.
Avatar 3:26pm Cecile:

Sheila, I don't know if you ever checked out the Emma Bunton (aka Baby Spice) solo album, but it's surprisingly excellent. She does a couple of Brazilian flavored numbers quite capably
  3:26pm Jason:

Thanks for the Shena Ringo -- I forgot about her!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 3:27pm Michael 98145:

( snogging can be fun :)
Avatar 3:27pm Cecile:

Fred, it's pretty rich and very sweet, like sbp said. Like drinking a boozy liquid custard.
Avatar 3:28pm ncjay:

I have this Shiina Ringo song but apparently never listened to it! five stars going on it RIGHT now
Avatar 3:28pm still b/p:

A recipe of eggs, milk, cream, sugar, spice and booze spells caution, not just cuz it'd be mind-noggling, but how could you have more than 1 and a half drinks and not feel blurpy and yuck?
Avatar 3:29pm The Contessa:

Oh yes, champagne…
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:29pm northguineahills:

domo arigato gasaimasu-te Shena Ringo for getting me to finish my project w/o throwing my monitor through the window (it's been a frustrating project, measuring lily growth).
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 3:29pm Michael 98145:

... that could be good
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:29pm fred:

Maybe it wouldn't be my thing: I like booze, but I have a hard time with sweet stuff.
Avatar 3:30pm Cecile:

fred, it will be cloying to you.
  3:30pm JakeGould:

Hey folks in NYC! You know those LinkNYC things? With WiFi and digital screens? They also have a phone and… FOR CHRISTMAS YOU CAN CALL SANTA FROM THEM FOR FREE!!!!

Hear an MTA employee pretend to be Santa for free!!!
  3:30pm EarlyMorningInSeoul:

Hi everyone!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 3:31pm Rob Kopp:

Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant had the Top 50 of 2017 today. It's a mix of pop, jazz, classic, world. 2 women who are frequently in SBB made the top 50: Bedouine (30) and Sevdaliza (43)
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 3:31pm Michael 98145:

[ aozora - blue sky ]
Avatar 3:31pm Cecile:

I think George Duke married one of the sisters or one of the members of the family.
Avatar 3:31pm The Contessa:

@EarlyMorningInSeoul, just checked the time and it is EARLY there!!
Avatar 3:32pm ncjay:

That Shiina Ringo single artwork is from (or very similar) to her "Honnou" video which is ... really something
  3:32pm Jocelyn:

Cecile, Isn't that album wonderful? I don't know if it's the "Baby Spice" stigma but you can tell she's a true music lover and her own solo work is highly under-rated. I wish more would get over the baby spice thing and give it a listen.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:32pm fred:

@ngh: measuring lily growth still sounds way better than measuring the growth of the wealth of our lily-white overlords, as many have to do
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 3:34pm Rob Kopp:

New England!
  3:34pm EarlyMorningInSeoul:

@The Contessa, yes is! Getting an early start on the day.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 3:34pm Rob Kopp:

I don't want to change the world
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 3:35pm Michael 98145:

yes, love this song
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:35pm Adrian in London:

And the way Kirsty's killer evaded justice is infuriating.
Avatar 3:35pm Cecile:

You are 1,000,000% right Jocelyn. She is an overlooked artist!

What's even sweeter about that album that my favorite drag queen, who fancies himself the 6th Spice Girl, turned me on to it. In her boy waiter persona, he used to run "Maybe" all the time on video where he worked. The video for Maybe is amazing, too!
  3:35pm Jocelyn:

Still angry over the loss of Kristy and the way her death was handled :( Love this song.
Avatar 3:36pm djsheilab:

Thanks Cecile for the Emma Bunton tip!
Avatar 3:36pm djsheilab:

Adrian In London + Jocelyn—SO SO UPSETTING.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 3:37pm The Oscar:

Growing up in Massachusetts, it broke my brain to realize this song isn't about THAT New England!
Avatar 3:37pm djsheilab:

EarlyMorningInSeoul! Good morning!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 3:37pm Rob Kopp:

She also covered Days by The Kinks in 1989, and since then The Kinks (or Ray Davies solo) are playing the song the way Kirsty did.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 3:38pm Rob Kopp:

Surely one of the best male voices
Avatar 3:38pm Cecile:

Another thing that infuriated me was in the States her death being billed as "the writer of First Time Ever I saw Your Face's daughter." So more than that. Sigh.
Avatar 3:39pm Cecile:

Rob, you must have heard Cooke's gospel stuff, right? Unbelievable.
Avatar 3:39pm djsheilab:

ncjay—my favorite thing is discovering something in my collection that I never realized I had. The best!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 3:40pm Rob Kopp:

@Cecile: Yes, the Soul Stirrers are fantastic
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 3:40pm The Oscar:

Sam Cooke is one of those artists I cannot imagine someone not liking. (See also: Shangri Las, Ramones, Miles Davis in the '50s, Bowie in the '70s...)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:41pm fred:

I so appreciate hearing Kristy McColl in something else than the Pogues song, especially this time of the year
Avatar 3:41pm ncjay:

Yes! True buried treasure!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 3:41pm Rob Kopp:

This week I listened to the boxes of The Drifters and Ben E. King. One of those other voices...
Avatar 3:43pm Cecile:

Love Ben E. King. He could make even lame material sound great.
  3:43pm Jocelyn:

If someone doesn't like Sam Cooke, they are someone not worth knowing.
Avatar 3:44pm djsheilab:

I've been on such a Celia Cruz kick lately. And yes, agree with you all about Sam Cooke. I don't think I've heard anyone say that they don't like him.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 3:44pm Michael 98145:

never, ever heard anything lame on this program, indeed
Avatar 3:44pm Cecile:

I think that's a line worth drawing. I'll take not liking but respecting. But they have to respect him a LOT.
  3:44pm flashbazbo:

Cecile. He had good practice with "Yes!"
Avatar 3:46pm Cecile:

Best. Version. Ever.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:46pm fred:

This is my favorite version of Sugar Sugar ever. And I have Nate's premium from last year
  3:47pm EarlyMorningInSeoul:

The pizza bagel song is now stuck in my mind!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:47pm dale:

this sugartime reminds me of all those teresa brewer record commercials in the 70s.
  3:48pm EarlyMorningInSeoul:

"Pizza in the morning, pizza in the evening, pizza at supper time. When pizza's on a bagel, you can eat pizza anytime" - weird 90s frozen food logic
  3:48pm chalmers:

It's also the title of the HBO movie about Phyllis McGuire's affair with mob boss Sam Giancana.
Avatar 3:48pm Brian Cat:

This Sugartime seems very influenced by Columbia recordings of the 60s.
  3:48pm Morgan:

earlymorningseoul I was ashamed to admit that I only know this as the pizza on a bagel song
Avatar 3:48pm dfb:

i remember this one from those country compilations in the 70's.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 3:49pm Monica:

sheila b! mcguire sisters are def the shiksa barry sisters:) have the happiest of holidays and thx for all the lovely tunes this year.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:51pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...I have no *need* for snow...
...I have no need for *cold*...
  3:51pm flashbazbo:

I don't love Sam Cooke. Chain gang is terrible. A lot of the hits were on the duff side. Change is gonna come is as overrated as hallelujah. He went about being a pop star a little cold bloodedly for me. Great gospel singer.
Avatar 3:51pm djsheilab:

Both groups are just so chipper! Have yourself a wonderful holiday too Monica!
Avatar 3:51pm Brian Cat:

Thnx for the st etienne, interesting song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:52pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...oh yes
...let us begin a long weekend in Style...
  3:53pm Jocelyn:

Phyllis McGuire has the craziest luxe glam house I've ever seen. Definitely a glam lady. I need to watch that HBO movie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:53pm northguineahills:

Sharon Jones!
Avatar 3:53pm The Contessa:

Sharon! We fall off the couch in unison!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:53pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

I don't think people even called anything 'Soul Music' when SamCooke 1st showed up.
He was smooth - but that was part of his groundbreaking crossover appeal...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:53pm Adrian in London:

Oh, this Sharon Jones track is IMMENSE!
Avatar 3:54pm Cecile:

flash, I do like the Harlem Square live album. Very freewheeling and loose. I think he would have moved toward that if he would have lived longer.

And the pop songs without the string arrangements are decent. The stuff he put out on SAR records is good too.
Avatar 3:54pm djsheilab:

IMMENSE is the word Adrian in London!
Avatar 3:54pm Cecile:

I do not like the song "Cupid" at all, whoever does it, though.
Avatar 3:54pm βrian:

I can't work while I listen to Sheila, so ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:55pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...I mean - Sam was dead by 1964 - when TheBeatles had barely hit Murica...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:55pm fred:

Not my kind of music at all, but this Sharon Jones track is great
Avatar 3:56pm Cecile:

I think they were using "soul" to describe Ray Charles from what I can glean, not having been born then and all.
  3:56pm Jocelyn:

The Harlem square live album is so energetic and beautiful.
Avatar 3:56pm Brian Cat:

Before Soul it was Rhythm and Blues. It even said so in the juke boxes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:57pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Ray obviously a groundbreaker - an immense one even...
  3:57pm mzzmz:

is dis last show of 2017?
Avatar 3:57pm Cecile:

It was! A joyous party!
Avatar 3:57pm djsheilab:

mzzmz—my last show of the year is next week.
  3:57pm mzzmz:

10 4
Avatar 3:59pm Cecile:

I'll be working next week.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 4:00pm listener james from westwood:

There were a couple of people in my Twitter feed a month back discussing how music did nothing for them, and I was sure I'd discovered some of those Pod People from Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
  4:01pm Jocelyn:

Sounds like a box set I need. I have to buy more shelving.
Avatar 4:01pm Cecile:

My mom was that way.

A friend of mine says he doesn't care about music, and yet he can sing every pop song that comes on the radio, and likes it when I send him house music playlists. I said you care about music, just not about knowing about it.
Avatar 4:01pm Brian Cat:

Music is still veery imprtant even thought it is no longer as popular.
Avatar 4:02pm Brian Cat:

read "very"
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 4:03pm Rob Kopp:

@Jocelyn: The box has new songs; it's no compilation of those 7 previous CD's
Avatar 4:03pm βrian:

Avatar 4:04pm The Contessa:

I'm trying to learn Italian…
Avatar 4:04pm Cecile:

I think it is. It's just very different. It is kind of cool to be listening to an old album, and seeing kids going "HOW DID I NOW KNOW ABOUT THIS?"
If I really get down on music, I go and watch Lost in Vegas (two black rap fans) rave over Megadeth videos.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:04pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

thing about Music is - it is Ephemeral. It's in the air - & it's gone. It's like saying you don't care much abut Oxygen. Right? Everybody needs it - but nobody wants to support it - because Society has its' Values & goals so inside out & up its' own backside. Imho.
Avatar 4:04pm The Contessa:

I used to know someone whose surname was Christmas!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:05pm northguineahills:

No one in my family listens to music. I have a sister-in-law that got my brother to listen to bro country and bruno mars, so at least by definition, he occasionally listens to music.
Avatar 4:05pm djsheilab:

The Contessa—Now that's a sensual language!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:06pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...& it's often Subliminal - by that same token: people who say they hate Classical & then get weepy @ Soundtrack music. We're all hypocrites...
Avatar 4:06pm The Contessa:

@Sheila, I love it, but I'm finding the tenses hard!
Avatar 4:06pm Cecile:

I'm trying to learn German. I just got DiscoDeutschlandDisco comp for that reason. Well that and because it has James Last, Supermax and Silver Convention on it.

Julie Christmas used to fuck shit in the band Made out of Babies.
Her solo stuff is pretty good.
Avatar 4:07pm Cecile:

Contessa, it must have a ton of tenses like Spanish?
Avatar 4:07pm Cecile:

excuse me, fuck shit up.
Avatar 4:07pm steve:

a friend and i had a good "i don't get popular artist x" conversation a few days ago. friend: "you know i never really liked the Beatles and people give me a hard time about it." me: "i think to some people that's like saying you don't like chocolate or something like that." friend again: "well i actually don't really like chocolate that much either."
Avatar 4:07pm djsheilab:

The Contessa—I feel that learning a language is torture. I remember my brain hurting during my Japanese classes. But somehow I became so much sharper as a result.
Avatar 4:07pm djsheilab:

  4:07pm Jason:

Sheila B, you're the first person I've ever heard make that point about how the well the Japanese language sings. It really does. I think it's something to do with how rhythmic it is, with the single versus double length vowel sounds and chiisai tsu's and whatnot. I always look forward to rounding out my workweek with your show. Thanks!
Avatar 4:08pm Brian Cat:

Music terminology is largely made up of Italian words. Also French. I think it comes from the heyday of opera. Opera was the most popular music years ago.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:08pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

@Cecile: ...just to distinguish from G.G.Allin-like activity...
Avatar 4:08pm Cecile:

Exactly, Rev.
Avatar 4:08pm The Contessa:

@Cecile, Oh, lots of stupid tenses I don't understand!! It often says native Italians don't use them either!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 4:09pm Rob Kopp:

I always thought Ray Davies was the first one with not a typical Christmas song in 1977 (Father Christmas, give us some money. Don't mess around with those silly toys. We'll beat you up if you don't hand it over. We want your bread so don't make us annoyed. Give all the toys to the little rich boys), but apparently Loretta Lynn was earlier (1966)
Avatar 4:09pm djsheilab:

Jason—Exactly! It's all about the rhythm of the language really taking to melody. Glad you're enjoying the show.
Avatar 4:09pm djsheilab:

A femmebot sings!
Avatar 4:09pm Cecile:

Same with Spanish. I think it's the 2nd person plural tenses they don't use in North America, but they still use in Spain. So we learned everything. We did so much drilling, but it was kind of fun.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:09pm fred:

@RevRab: A lot of the CD era music will soon be lost. You can still hear what was recorded on 78s. No way CD records will survive that way. Digital formats might be even worse, maybe not. A lot will never get a chance to be discovered again years from now
Avatar 4:11pm Cecile:

Fred, a friend of mine always got nervous when there was a format change for that reason. He complained that there was still so much stuff on 78s that never saw the light of day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:11pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Xmas Music has always had a *verry* strong Melancholy element. That can easily cross over into cynicism & social commentary - & has...
HappySolstice! It only gets brighter from here...
Avatar 4:12pm Cecile:

Is she Charlie Roman Number 100? 110? 80? 90?
  4:12pm pp:

isnt this charli all autotune?
Avatar 4:12pm djsheilab:

The Contessa—there an artist from the 60s named Connie Christmas. i should've brought it.
Avatar 4:12pm Brian Cat:

Auto tune is unbecoming to singers. The natural voice is far more beautiful, even with artifacts and flaws. IMO
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:12pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

@fred: www.snopes.com...
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 4:12pm The Oscar:

I feel like a lot of it is that people feel that liking an artist-- or even liking music itself!-- is taking some sort of "stand." I've always loved steering people to music or movies they'd never get to on their own. In my record store days, I sold at least a dozen Cramps CDs off the player to older, dignified people who NEVER would have listened to a band with a name like "The Cramps" (let alone who LOOKED like the Cramps!)
  4:12pm Jocelyn:

Rob, that sold me! Just ordered it! Now I need to work on more shelving to hold my collection.
Avatar 4:13pm Sem:

Hiya, DJ Sheila, and all. In dire need this PM for some seriously sophisticated boom boom, heavy on the castanets. Up for anything, regardless.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:13pm Adrian in London:

I used to deliver newspapers to a woman called Mrs Snowball…
Avatar 4:14pm Brian Cat:

Merry Christmas went to my High School. True story.
  4:14pm Michael Z:

So thrilled to hear a new French break-up song. She makes bad relationships sound delicious which is quite a feat.
  4:15pm Jocelyn:

Contessa, that was a problem I had on a school trip years ago. After taking Italian for four years, we went to Italy only to find no one speaks the "proper" way we did. Locals kept correcting us. Why use eight words when three will do?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:15pm Adrian in London:

Liking this Vendredi Sur Mer track. Speaking of Frenchies, we're going to Paris next year to finally see Dominique A
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:16pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

@The Oscar: A lot of tangents that sends me on... Often think Modernism was about Having Something to Say - back when we believed crap like Music could Mean Something. After PostModernism & Deconstructionism - interesting to think it still maybe does...People are still NeoPhiles hyped on the Latest Thing - like autotune, maybe...
Avatar 4:16pm djsheilab:

Michael Z—Oh how I wish I could understand the lyrics! I'm glad to hear she's a good lyricist.
Avatar 4:16pm Cecile:

That's why I'm liking things like Fluent Forever that just focus on 600-800 core words and building your knowledge from here. Duolingo is good for that, and fun too.
Avatar 4:17pm djsheilab:

Hi Sem + everyone who's just joined us!
Avatar 4:17pm djsheilab:

pp—Charli is all autotune, but I'm intrigued by that track I just played. It's futuristic and very emotional. And that scream at the end is really something.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:17pm Adrian in London:

@DJSheilaB Christine (Perfect) McVie was the castaway on Desert Island Discs this week
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 4:17pm Rob Kopp:

@Jocelyn: You won't regret it. In my opinion the best box you can buy remains Girl Group Sounds, a 4CD, packed in a powder box (!), with liner notes by our lovely deejay
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:18pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Learning a Language is so intimidating. So - you have to Start. What little you learn will be rewarding. It's a lot like Music?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:18pm fred:

@RevRab: I'm not saying 78 is ideal. But analog is readable in an unmediated way (all you need is a needle and a paper cone as ampliflier) that digital media cannot come close to. This is a big issue to me as a fan of Dust To Digital. There won't be such a labor of love fifty years from now, because there's no such thing as digital dust
Avatar 4:18pm The Contessa:

@Jocelyn, I go to Italian restaurants and try to understand the waiters… It's like heaven but I mostly haven't got a clue what they're saying.
Avatar 4:18pm Cecile:

I have that box, and have listened to it a ton of times.
Avatar 4:19pm The Contessa:

@Brian Cat, ha! Love that!
  4:19pm pp:

Brian Cat - I agree, there are so many singers that have so much rich character, full of overtones that auto tune is drowning them out
Avatar 4:19pm djsheilab:

Happy to hear it Cecile! And thanks Rob Kopp :)
Avatar 4:20pm Brian Cat:

Rob, I think it is a shame that cassettes are no longer marketed. They are analog and cheaper to make than vinyl and today's tapes and recorders are very quiet compared to years ago.
Avatar 4:20pm steve:

i love when you mix in the pop hits sheilab
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 4:20pm listener james from westwood:

Wonderful Dionne track!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:21pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

@fred: One hopes there will be some sort of blockchain effect ( - ? - ?) that Digital files won't be in just one place. That is actually a problem w/ some 78s that people undervalue & toss out or that just - break or disintegrate...After a certain number of Media changes - I think they all have their own characteristics & it's just relative...
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 4:21pm Rob Kopp:

@Sheila: no. 1 on my list of desert island discs, before The Village Green Preservation Society by The Kinks and Marquee moon by Television
  4:21pm Jocelyn:

Rob, That's one of my favourites! The music, the packaging.
Avatar 4:22pm Brian Cat:

Contessa, It was largely and Irish-Catholic school.
  4:23pm Jocelyn:

Cassettes are seeing a bit of resurgence but the new cassette players being sold are terrible! I'm glad my close to thirty year old Walkman still plays.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 4:23pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Desert island songs? Sounds like a good idea for a DJ's theme show one day (hint hint)!
Avatar 4:24pm djsheilab:

Ken from Hyde Park—That is an excellent idea! And it'll be filled with serious quality.
  4:25pm EarlyMorningInSeoul:

@Jocelyn: totally agree! And the prices are ridiculous. I remember cheapo walkmen being sold for like $10! They even had FM radio!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:25pm fred:

@RevRab: I agree with you about not ranking one medium over another. My point is over salvaging what's going to be lost soon, so that someone else can redeem what we dismissed as crap later
Avatar 4:25pm Cecile:

I think my desert island song would be whoever does "Help! Get me off this Island! Help! Help!"
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 4:25pm Rob Kopp:

I surely hope they have a CD-player AND a record player on that desert island
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:26pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Have wondered when VillageGreen would have its' day being exalted as a Great60sAlbum like 'PetSounds' & 'ForeverChanges' - which had the advantage of many of us not quite being clued into them for decades already! I think it certainly deserves its' turn...they even retreaded Sgt.Pepper for another pass...
  4:27pm mzzmz:

I cherish having two csstt walkman (one is still in box). love to listen some of music in low-fi mono tiny speaker.
Avatar 4:27pm Brian Cat:

I have a Virna Lindt single from the 80s. It's very good and has humor too.
Avatar 4:28pm Cecile:

I had a Sony portable tape recorder since 1976. I used it for interviews for years. I was very sorry when it died a couple of years ago.
  4:28pm EarlyMorningInSeoul:

In my parent's house, they still have this big boom box that had dual tape decks, so you could copy tapes. Also had the ability to record off the radio. I remember using it to make my own mix from some tapes I had.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:28pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Have had the experience of putting on an old Vinyl pressing - & being surprised by the true Fidelity (it was Hendrix, btw)...but Tape...I'm not quite sure...
  4:29pm Jocelyn:

While I love that cassettes are out there again and more stores even chain stores like Target are selling records my issue is that no one is pushing the importance of a quality turntable. The cutesy clear walkmans urban outfitters is selling are garbage. You need the right listening devices to keep your collection nice.
  4:29pm mzzmz:

I have complete Ninjaman csstt from VP label! sounds best playing on walkman speaker.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:30pm fred:

@RevRab: It's gaining ground. Zadie Smith did refer to that record heavily in NW, so it does have a strong foothold in hipsterdom
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:30pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...Analog Audio was simple! Plug one thing into another - & there's your Signal. Why can't I just record the Audio from a Video?? I need some iffy download that I don't understand...On the other hand - they're all listening w/ tiny mics & cameras I'm not even aware are there...
  4:31pm EarlyMorningInSeoul:

@Jocelyn totally agree! (and this will sound pretentious) None of those turntables even have a counterweight and they use cheap cartridges
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:31pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...always crushed on Gladys...
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 4:32pm Rob Kopp:

Last week I found the 3rd out of 4 pressings of the Village Green album that contain 12 tracks (in stead off the regular 15): a repro of the New Zealand pressing. Already had the original Norwegian and French one. Only need the Italian pressing now, but that one doesn't have a repro, so that remains in impossible goal (two copies were offered during the last record fair in Utrecht for amounts with 4 digits!)
  4:32pm SeanG:

  4:34pm Jocelyn:

Yeah I know it sounds terribly pretentious but I can't fathom ever playing a valuable record on one of those trendy Crosley things. I keep hoping they'll just be the gateway for some to get better equipment.
Avatar 4:35pm Cecile:

It's what I used to say about 80s metal and rap. The cream rose to the top and you were on the charts. If you weren't you still got a lot of word of mouth.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:36pm fred:

"Crépuscule" means "dusk"
Avatar 4:37pm Cecile:

When I get my A/R replaced, I'm going with a refurbished old turntable.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:38pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Wull - in the 20thCentury - the aim was making sound Bigger & Bigger. Then - when Digital hit - it had to be Compressed to fit in Storage, on Devices - & get sent Online. Smaller & Smaller. Completely the opposite motivation. If YoungPeople have a crucial relation to PopularMusic - then generally they will not relate to the Bigger & Bigger Audiophile orientation...even as they will be Device Fetishists...I mean - so am I now...what I can afford (almost nothing)...
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 4:38pm Ken From Hyde Park:

A very cool thing in 2017 was one of Billy Jam's video broadcasts where Marcel M played guitar alongside a hip-hop DJ live on the feed.
Avatar 4:40pm Brian Cat:

Rev Rabbit, very astute.
  4:40pm Marc15:

I’m following you on Instagram, Shiela.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 4:41pm Rob Kopp:

LOVE this track
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:41pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

@BrianCat: Long the Analog v. Digital debate. Waiting for some new Phase in it all...
  4:42pm wittsend:

www.itsleonleon.com - Leon is wonderful live!
  4:42pm mzzmz:

oh well i didn't know her
  4:42pm EarlyMorningInSeoul:

@Rev Rabbit: The compromise? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laser_turntable
Avatar 4:43pm Brian Cat:

Rev, I think all formats are handy. You know sometimes you've just gotta hear that song anyway you can.
  4:43pm Marc15:

Happy Holidays, To All in this Chat
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 4:43pm Rob Kopp:

@RRnov63: the best phase would be "see the artists live"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:44pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

@EarlyMS: That is not Digital! It is Optical Analog!
@Rob Kopp: the only way to making any money anyhow?
Avatar 4:44pm Brian Cat:

Rob Kopp, absolutely!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:44pm fred:

Good night nice people, I've got to catch up on sleep (got the flu for a while)
  4:44pm Jocelyn:

Happy Holidays Marc!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:45pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

@BrianCat: I listen via Streams & Podcasts now, basically.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:45pm northguineahills:

Early MBV!!!!!
  4:45pm EarlyMorningInSeoul:

@Rev: true!
  4:45pm Marc15:

Thank you Jocelyn
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:45pm northguineahills:

I had to run from the lab to my puter to shout that!
Avatar 4:46pm Brian Cat:

The more formats the better. Film has its own formats too.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 4:46pm Rob Kopp:

@NGN: Hope you didn't drop anything
Avatar 4:47pm djsheilab:

Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 4:47pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Feel better, fred. Hope to catch you on the Play Vertigo chat tomorrow.
Avatar 4:47pm Brian Cat:

If music was more important these days there would be lots more live musicians and performances. I used to make a good dollar performing various types of pop.
Avatar 4:48pm djsheilab:

Hey Marc15!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:48pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Yes - feel better fred!
Avatar 4:48pm djsheilab:

Thanks wittsend!
Avatar 4:48pm djsheilab:

Any other live artist recommendations?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:49pm northguineahills:

@Rob: I just dropped a cooler (it was empty). I get rather excited when I hear MBV.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 4:50pm Rob Kopp:

@NGH: Lucky you. Great to hear that someone can get so excited
Avatar 4:51pm djsheilab:

Sing Timi sing!
Avatar 4:51pm Brian Cat:

Oh, so This is the opriginal what's a matter, never heard it before.This is the better one and the oldies stations never play it.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 4:52pm Rob Kopp:

always liked this better than Hurt
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 4:53pm Rob Kopp:

Joys is new to me
  4:54pm EarlyMorningInSeoul:

@Brian Cat: I think I may have heard it on one other station before. When I was in Maryland, there was some super local show that broadcast from a community college and (at least my impression) these pretty old guys brought in 45s from their collection and played them on the air. When I was in NJ the "oldies" stations, usually played the same old thing unfortunately
  4:55pm SeanG:

you're the best sheila
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 4:56pm Rob Kopp:

I see on discos that the b-side of the Joys single is called (Sing Along With) I Still Love Him. Is that the karaoke version?
Avatar 4:56pm Brian Cat:

Early AM, It's true, they do play the same old...There is a station in Philly WOGL that plays different things. Maybe you could stream them.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 4:56pm diciassette:

Yay! a/b anglais/français
Avatar 4:59pm djsheilab:

Rob Kopp—Yup, that's the karaoke version.
Avatar 4:59pm djsheilab:

Thank you SeanG!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 5:00pm Rob Kopp:

Just saw it on YouTube www.youtube.com...
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 5:00pm Michael 98145:

  5:00pm EarlyMorningInSeoul:

@Brian Cat: I forget which station it is, but one in the Philly/NJ area broadcasts the DJ Jerry Blavat (I know he airs on WXPN, but I think there's also local one that airs a longer show). He was a DJ in the 60s era and his shows have been awesome to listen to. He did one show full of call/response songs. So the song "Duke Of Earl" by Gene Chandler followed by "Duchess of Earl" by the Pearlettes.
  5:01pm mzzmz:

oh no no no no
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:01pm northguineahills:

WING!!!! Always heart Wing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:01pm Adrian in London:

@DJSheilaB Keren Ann is playing City Winery in NYC in February
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:01pm Adrian in London:

Wing is so much better than Wings
  5:01pm mzzmz:

some is jumping out from window
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:02pm northguineahills:

Jaja Adrian!
Avatar 5:02pm steve:

Wing is undeniable
Avatar 5:02pm steve:

more Wing
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 5:02pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Wing for president!
  5:02pm mzzmz:

Avatar 5:02pm Brian Cat:

Seoul, Never heard of him, I'm in North Jersey. Google his name.
Avatar 5:03pm Brian Cat:

Wing is nice, but let's not overdo a good thing.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 5:06pm Rob Kopp:

There are a few (at least 5) doo-wop compilations called Jerry Blavat presents the cruisin' sounds
  5:07pm EarlyMorningInSeoul:

@Rob Kopp: I actually have a few of his compilations like the "For Young Lovers Only." Really good mixes.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 5:08pm diciassette:

Wing for president? I'll take it!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 5:09pm Rob Kopp:

@EMiS: Thanks. I will check them
Avatar 5:09pm djsheilab:

I'm with Wing! But I actually have way too much music to fit into the hour, so I may have to leave Wing off. My sincere apologies to those in the Wing campaign.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:09pm northguineahills:

Cinnamon Tapes, new to me!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:09pm northguineahills:

I'm w/ diciassette!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 5:11pm Michael 98145:

nice, this
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 5:11pm Rob Kopp:

For thee who are missing Wing: Mrs. Miller! www.youtube.com...
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 5:14pm Rob Kopp:

I prefer almost anyone above Wing and Mrs. Miller. 1 song OK, but 2?
Avatar 5:15pm steve:

"get yo' potato peelers off him" haha
Avatar 5:16pm ncjay:

best version of Twilight Time ever!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 5:16pm JtotheK:

digging the Franklin and now Ruby tunes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:17pm common:

happy Friday sheila and all!
Avatar 5:17pm Brian Cat:

This twilight time sounds very Bob Crew.
Avatar 5:20pm Brian Cat:

This Beyonce track is not about music. The music is not the focus of this recording.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:20pm northguineahills:

huh, this the first Beyonce track I actually like, maybe b/c sheila played it...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:21pm common:

this is the first Beyonce song I've ever heard. really.
  5:22pm wittsend:

Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 5:22pm Rob Kopp:

Colleen was no 50 in that Volkskrant Top 50 over 2017
Avatar 5:23pm djsheilab:

I love the Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie speech, and although it may not sound like a song, there is a tune there, and a really intriguing rhythm. I was obsessed with it for awhile. And I especially love that Beyonce is one of our most visible celebrities and championing feminism.
  5:23pm steveo:

Oh yay, Collen for the start of winter!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:24pm Adrian in London:

Great interview with Cecile Schott on The Creative Independent this week thecreativeindependent.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:24pm northguineahills:

I think Cage proved everything is a song.....
  5:24pm SeanG:

beyonce kicks ass
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:25pm northguineahills:

huh, did not know that Rob.
  5:25pm steveo:

Thanks Adrian!
Avatar 5:25pm Brian Cat:

Is pop a good place for politics?
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 5:26pm Michael 98145:

some would say everything is political
Avatar 5:27pm Brian Cat:

Yes, true.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 5:28pm listener james from westwood:

College memories up in here w Iko Iko!
  5:28pm Jocelyn:

Sometimes pop is the one way ideas and movements reach some people.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 5:28pm Michael 98145:

Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 5:29pm Rob Kopp:

I'm working for iCOV. A couple of years ago we used the melody of Iko Iko for our own song iCOV iCOV
Avatar 5:30pm Cecile:

WOW. The Rubettes, haven't heard them in years.
Avatar 5:31pm Cecile:

Been since when I was in Australia in '76.
  5:31pm Andrea in Ciudad de Jersey:

Just wanted to say Merry Christmas to all of you out there! Love you guys!!
  5:31pm SeanG:

howdy cecile!
  5:32pm SeanG:

how is MPLS these days?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:32pm Stanley:

Why doesn't this Rubettes song sound as bad as it did back then?
Avatar 5:32pm djsheilab:

Merry Christmas Andrea in Cuidad de Jersey!
Avatar 5:33pm Cecile:

Hey, Sean!

This lead singer might have influenced George Michael and Simon LeBon a little bit...
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 5:33pm diciassette:

I love the Rubettes, and song The Rubettes (by the Auteurs)
Avatar 5:34pm Cecile:

Manage your expectations.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:37pm northguineahills:

personally this has been one of the best and worst years for me, otherwise, i have no way reference the whatthefuckery this year has been, it's like we're all on brown acid (even that is a tepid metaphor).
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 5:37pm Michael 98145:

  5:37pm steveo:

You have better taste now, Stanley.
  5:38pm EarlyMorningInSeoul:

On the theme of Christmas music, wanted to share a Korean band's cover of the Home Alone theme!
불싸조 (Bullssazo) - Somewhere in My Memory (Home Alone Theme)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:38pm maestroso:

Just got in from Drive Time. Wonderful show, djsheilab! Here's wishing you a wonderful and peaceful Christmas.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 5:39pm Michael 98145:

someone pointed out that Diehard is an xmas movie :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:40pm northguineahills:

I just found an Asian grocer in my town, and they carried what used to be my favorite candy I loved as a kid in Japan, Super Lemon. I was disappointed (but it was still tast).
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 5:40pm diciassette:

This has been a really nice 3 hours. I organized my closet and found 2 martinis I didn't know I had!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:43pm northguineahills:

  5:44pm Jocelyn:

A martini sounds nice!
  5:44pm mzzmz:

nice jacket
Avatar 5:44pm Cecile:

Me and my Z-pack are going home in about 10 minutes. It's nice having a worksite clinic!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 5:46pm Michael 98145:

( hope it's not serious, @Cecile )
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:46pm northguineahills:

diciassette y Jocelyn are full of good ideas. I can probably get out of work in about 90 minutes, then yaye, three-day weekend!
Avatar 5:46pm Cecile:

They actually caught it at the start of something, so I am optimistic.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:46pm Richard S:

Hello! Sorry I'm late! Just got home from work.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:47pm northguineahills:

Zithromax? feel better Cecile! Merry happy tidings!
  5:47pm Jocelyn:

I'd love one but working later :/
Avatar 5:48pm Cecile:

Yup! It's like the beginning of a sinuspneumonia thing.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 5:48pm Rob Kopp:

I'm so glad SBB is aired in NL from 21-24.... AFTER work!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 5:49pm Michael 98145:

@C, yikes, take care
Avatar 5:49pm djsheilab:

Hi Richard S.!
  5:49pm Jocelyn:

Hope you feel better soon Cecile!
  5:50pm fredr:

Great show Sheila! Thanks for all you do and Merry Christmas!
Avatar 5:50pm djsheilab:

Sorry you're unwell, Cecile. Lotsa flu goin' round. Feel better!
Avatar 5:51pm Cecile:

Thanks everyone!
I got my Kung Fu movies in my Netflix queue and a pot roast for Xmas, so I'm set.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:51pm Adrian in London:

Hope you feel better soon, Cecile
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 5:51pm diciassette:

I don't know if it's the martinis or this song, but I think I'm melting.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 5:51pm Michael 98145:

:) ghosts around the xmas tree
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 5:52pm diciassette:

Bon courage Cecile !
Avatar 5:52pm steve:

thanks Sheila... happy to say they just changed my work schedule so now i can listen to sbb every friday!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 5:52pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks for the Christmas lift-off today, Sheila. Your communiqué today mentioned your DJ gig on Jan. 3, so good luck with that show! I hope it also goes well for your Swedish co-stars.
Avatar 5:53pm Sem:

Thanks, Sheila B. You're the best boom boomer there is. See ya next time.
  5:53pm mzzmz:

i still in disbelief she still had the room to airplay Wing among these
Avatar 5:54pm Cecile:

happy Christmas, everyone.
Avatar 5:54pm Brian Cat:

Thanks Sheila and everyone for the fun company and have a nice Holiday, all.
Avatar 5:54pm The Contessa:

Loved the show, thanks DJ SB! Happy times KenFHP and everyone…
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 5:55pm Michael 98145:

let the Akvavit flow.

thank you again, DJ Sheila
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:55pm Richard S:

Happy Christmas, and a Merry New Year!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:55pm northguineahills:

Only you can make xmas music palatable, Sheila, danks and enjoy you holiday w/ mirthy zeal!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 5:56pm Rob Kopp:

Thanks again, Sheila, for 3 hours of music from all kinds of directions. Happy Xmas everybody and until next week. BTW: what a lovely Supremes sleeve
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:56pm Adrian in London:

What a lovely show. Merry Christmas Sheila and festive Boomers xx
  5:56pm EarlyMorningInSeoul:

Merry Christmas everyone!
  5:56pm Neil M:

Joy. Sophistication. Plenty of boom boom. You shower us with your riches. Thank you so much! More more more in 2018.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 5:57pm Michael 98145:

sing ding dong!
  5:57pm Jocelyn:

I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas!
  5:58pm Michael Z:

Merry XMAS and thank you Sheila for a glorious show.
  5:58pm steveo:

Thanks Sheila!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 5:59pm listener james from westwood:

Thanks most kindly, Sheila!!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 5:59pm Michael 98145:

good health to you all
Avatar 5:59pm cosmic matrix:

OMG this was the best! Thanks Sheila.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 5:59pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Looking at the GIFs and I hope Sofia Freire's is a pomegranate and not a heart X-ray. Bye, all! Merry Christmas!
Avatar 6:01pm djsheilab:

Thank you everyone!!!! I just loved doing the show today + how great that you were all here with me. Have a fantastic holiday! Xoxox
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