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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 July 1, 2019: Indoor Fireworks

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Bill MacKay  Welcome   Options Fountain Fire  Drag City  2019  CD    *   0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Erasmo Carlos  Sorriso Dela (Her Smile)   Options Sonhos e Memórias 1941-1972  Light in the Attic  2016  CD  From 1972    0:06:58 (Pop‑up)
Steve and Theresa  Catching a Wave   Options Psychemagik Presents: Magick Sunset Pt 1  Leng  2013  CD  From 1978    0:09:29 (Pop‑up)
Don & Stevie  Live Our Life   Options Don & Stevie  Finders Keepers  2013  CD      0:13:25 (Pop‑up)
Barbara and Ernie  Do You Know?   Options Prelude To....  Fallout  2011  CD  From 1971    0:15:49 (Pop‑up)
Jackie Ross  Take Me for a Little While   Options Jerk & Twine: The Complete Chess Recordings  Kent Soul  2012  CD  From 1965    0:18:52 (Pop‑up)
Minoru Muraoka  Do You Know the Way to San Jose   Options Bamboo  Mr Bongo  2019  CD  From 1970  *   0:23:35 (Pop‑up)
String Driven Thing  July Morning   Options String Driven Thing  Concord  1970  MP3      0:24:28 (Pop‑up)
Hatchie  Obsessed   Options Keepsake  Heavenly  2019  MP3    *   0:34:03 (Pop‑up)
Barrie  Darjeeling   Options Happy to Be Here  Winspear  2019  CD    *   0:38:34 (Pop‑up)
Christopher  Manic Monday   Options Hits from the Cloud, v. 2: A Frow Show Treasury of Endangered Audio, 2016 Marathon Premium  WFMU  2016  CD-R  now on "Originals"    0:41:50 (Pop‑up)
John Hiatt  She Loves the Jerk   Options Riding with the King  Geffen  1983  LP      0:44:38 (Pop‑up)
Nick Lowe and His Cowboy Outfit  Indoor Fireworks   Options The Rose of England  Columbia  1985  LP  try to keep the fireworks outdoors this week    0:48:29 (Pop‑up)
Artie Shaw and His Gramercy Five  Smoke Gets in Your Eyes   Options The Complete Gramercy Five Sessions  Bluebird/BMG/RCA  1989  LP  From 1940    0:51:56 (Pop‑up)
Morgana King  It's Only a Paper Moon   Options Morgana King Sings the Blues  Mercury  1958  LP      0:55:13 (Pop‑up)
Bill Withers  Hope She'll Be Happier   Options Just As I Am  Legacy  2005  CD  From 1971    0:58:10 (Pop‑up)
Billie Holiday  Don't Explain   Options Rare Live Recordings 1934-1959  ESP-Disk'  2007  CD  on "The Art Ford Show," 1956    1:02:00 (Pop‑up)
Anita O'Day  God Bless the Child   Options Trav'lin Light  Verve  1961  LP      1:04:35 (Pop‑up)
Simon Joyner with Meg Baird  Morning Song to Sally   Options Low Fidelities & Infidelities (Demos & Covers)  Grapefruit  2019  CD    *   1:06:53 (Pop‑up)
Bill Callahan  What Comes After Certainty   Options Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest  Drag City  2019  CD    *   1:11:00 (Pop‑up)
Juan Waters Feat. Maxine  Letter   Options Introducing Juan Pablo  Captured Tracks  2019  CD    *   1:14:37 (Pop‑up)
Sonny and the Sunsets  A Bigger Picture   Options Hairdressers from Heaven  Rocks in Your Head  2019  CD    *   1:17:10 (Pop‑up)
Galt MacDermot  Coffee Cold   Options Mr Bongo Record Club Volume Three  Mr Bongo  2019  CD  From 1966  *   1:20:30 (Pop‑up)
Azymuth  Castelo (Version 1)   Options Demos (1973-1975) Volumes 1 & 2  Far Out Recordings  2019  CD    *   1:23:39 (Pop‑up)
Single File: a bunch of 45 r.p.m. records all played in a nice little row
Brass Fever  Lady Marmalade   Options single  ABC Impulse  1975  45      1:35:51 (Pop‑up)
George McCrae  I Ain't Lyin'   Options single  T.K.  1975  45      1:38:41 (Pop‑up)
April  Wake Up and Love Me   Options single  A&M  1974  45      1:42:27 (Pop‑up)
Chris Farlowe  Baby Make It Soon   Options single  MGM  1966  45      1:45:41 (Pop‑up)
The Miniature Men  Baby Elephant Walk   Options single  Dolton  1962  45      1:48:00 (Pop‑up)
Goldie Smith & the Black Mountain Boys  Yodelin' Girl Polka   Options single  Allandale  1968  45      1:49:53 (Pop‑up)
The Rockets  Turn Up the Radio   Options single  Capitol  1983  45      1:51:32 (Pop‑up)
Department-S  Going Left Right   Options single  Stiff  1981  45      1:54:40 (Pop‑up)
Queen Anne's Lace  Windows & Doors   Options single  Mona-Lee  1968  45      1:57:46 (Pop‑up)
Little Feat  All That You Dream   Options single  Warner Bros.  1976  45      2:00:09 (Pop‑up)
Closet Cleaning; or, songs I like from albums that I don't think I need to keep
The Springfields  Settle Down   Options Folk Songs from the Hills  Philips  1963  LP      2:14:53 (Pop‑up)
Little Jimmy Dempsey  We've Only Just Begun   Options Home Cooked  Plantation  1971  LP      2:16:39 (Pop‑up)
Duane Eddy, His "Twangy" Guitar, and The Rebels  Rebel Walk   Options The "Twangs" the "Thang"  Jamie  1959  LP      2:19:16 (Pop‑up)
The Astronauts  Bo Diddley   Options Rockin' with the Astronauts  RCA Victor  1965  LP      2:21:29 (Pop‑up)
Arlene Harden  Like You Love Me Now   Options What Can I Say  Columbia  1968  LP      2:24:13 (Pop‑up)
Judy Lynn  Angel of the Morning   Options Parts of Love  Amaret  1971  LP      2:26:08 (Pop‑up)
Buckwheat  A Song for Billy   Options Movin' On  London  1972  LP      2:29:04 (Pop‑up)
Redbone  When You Got Trouble   Options Message from a Drum  Epic  1971  LP      2:33:36 (Pop‑up)
The Illusion  Did You See Her Eyes   Options The Illusion  Steed  1969  LP      2:36:56 (Pop‑up)
Yvonne Elliman  Can't Find My Way Home   Options Yvonne Elliman  Decca  1972  LP      2:43:54 (Pop‑up)
Mick Greenwood  Show Your Colours   Options ...To Friends  MCA  1973  LP      2:47:00 (Pop‑up)
The Guess Who  Hamba Gahle-Usalang Gahle   Options Artificial Paradise  RCA  1974  LP      2:50:21 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 9:02am Davee:

Good morning Joe - boing, boing, boing!
  9:03am kevlicki:

Good morning jo and WFMU land
Avatar 9:04am Snoochienucci:

morning Joe! looking forward to a great show
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am annie:

i've been awol, sorry.. i'm here now.. :)
  9:05am Rachel Bo Bachel:

Good morning Joe! My daughter, who is very hyper, is always so claimed by your show.
Avatar 9:07am Joe McG:

That's so nice to hear, Rachel! Hey, Snoochienucci, we'll see what happens. Hi, Davee. Welcome back, annie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08am Krys O.:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09am fleep:

Greetings, Joe and all
  9:09am ami a.d.:

Taka the morning D.J. Joe,hello all.Great start for this first Monday of the month.Keeps it freeform.Thanks.
  9:09am VincentNifigance:

Would pay top dollar to hear SM Ken and Joe recreate the intro to this show at Marathon time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09am listener Rey:

Hi Joe, really love this Erasmo Carlos track
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11am steveo:

Avatar 9:11am Joe McG:

Hey, Krys O, fleep, ami, VincentN, Rey, steveo! Welcome to July.
Avatar 9:11am Diezel Tea:

Eyy, it's Joey McGaseousness making some noise on top. Howdy friends and leftover glisteners.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11am melinda:

Morning all, digging the vibe
Avatar 9:12am Davee:

Nice start again Joe - sounds great. It is only a 3 day week for me . . .
Avatar 9:14am Joe McG:

Hiya, Diezel, melinda! Hope many of you have a nice 3-day week!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15am Guido from Cologne:

Good morning Joe and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17am Granny Spicy Tuna (they/them):

Greetings, WFMU kin!
  9:18am ignatatus666:

Thank goodness for the Archives
This is torture
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:19am melinda:

I love the hippie-easy listening stuff of the 70s.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:19am karlward:

Joe we're all ready. Bring it on.
Avatar 9:19am Joe McG:

Hey Guido and Granny!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:19am karlward:

[This is where Joe says "oh it's already been BRUNG!"]
Avatar 9:20am Joe McG:

Thanks for helping out last week, Karl!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:21am karlward:

Honor and a pleasure.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:22am steveo:

Do you know the way to flute, José?
  9:23am steve gunn:

perfect breezy Monday morning show ! Thank U Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24am melinda:

This is making my day.
Avatar 9:24am Joe McG:

Hey Steve, thanks for saying hello!
Avatar 9:25am Brian in UK:

Hey Joe. San Jose? I do not know the way to the top of our stairs.
Avatar 9:34am Joe McG:

@Brian: Ha! I sometimes wish I couldn't find the way to the bottom of mine.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35am annie:

now i know what's been keeping me away... the front porch of this cat-sit!! and i catch the archives on days when morning radio doesn't make the grade. Jah bless the FMU archives!
  9:37am Brendan:

Good morning sunshine poppies!
Avatar 9:38am Joe McG:

@Brendan: For a song about obsession, this IS a very sunny-sounding song!
  9:39am Andrea in Jersey City:

Avatar 9:40am Joe McG:

Hi, Andrea! Thanks for helping out last week!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:40am Phillippe Bastille:

Hi Morning Joe! Thanks for minimizing the Monday morning pain.
  9:41am Andrea in Jersey City:

No prob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:41am Phillippe Bastille:

Hey Granny, what's shakin' in SF?
  9:41am emily:

I'm with Barrie (and Hatchie)!
  9:41am Brendan:

@Joe so true ! I love songs where there is tension between the lyrics and music.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:43am Phillippe Bastille:

and this helps even more! Thanks Joe!
Avatar 9:43am Joe McG:

You bet, Phillippe, thanks for joining in. Hi, emily!
  9:44am Karen in Sleepy Hollow:

Have you heard the new CD? Manic Monday sounds even better now
Avatar 9:46am Joe McG:

@Karen: We haven't got it yet, but hopefully soon! Hi, Karen!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:46am Krys O.:

Hey, Joe: Fun fact--My ex and John Hiatt were briefly roommates in Nashville in the early 70s.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:47am ChrisB.:

I saw John Hiatt and Elvis Costello perform a duet of this song, and it was sublime.
Avatar 9:47am βrian:

Oh those adenoids!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:48am Ken From Hyde Park:

Good morning, Joe and Surf'ers!
Avatar 9:49am Joe McG:

@Krys: Wow! I'd like to hear those stories! Hi, ChrisB, Brian, Ken!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:51am Krys O.:

@Joe: I saw the photos. He was a bit hefty as a young man.
Avatar 9:53am Joe McG:

@Krys: Hard to think of John Hiatt as overweight!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55am Hughie Considine:

"She says she can hear that I'm eating too much sugar on the phone, she says my larynx is fat."
  9:56am tom:

like the electric(?) keyboard sound on that Artie shaw
Avatar 9:57am Davee:

Nice song this paper moon
Avatar 9:57am Joe McG:

@tom: Actually a harpsichord played by Nick Guarnieri. Cool, right?
  9:58am tom:

yes , very
Avatar 9:59am βrian:

Oh, hell. I love Bill.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00am annie:

every time ithink i'll head out, another good song comes on.. the torment!
Avatar 10:03am βrian:

Why, I was sure this was David Sedaris.
Avatar 10:04am Joe McG:

Concha Buika did an astonishing version of this BH song in Central Park last night.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:05am annie:

oh, i traveled down to Tryon this weekend, a sleepy little NC town. it had appeared that time had stopped there. i glanced to see if there was any kind of plaque or statue in honor of Ms Nina....nothing stood out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:06am officina:

Joe, have you ever heard David Sedaris singing Billie ? It's amazing...
Avatar 10:07am Joe McG:

@officina: No, where can I find that?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:10am annie:

jeryy jeff is my guy... such a beautiful song..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:10am officina:

Here is one link I found. There may be others....www.dailymotion.com...
Avatar 10:11am Strandlund:

Joe, Have you ever thought of doing a whole show of covers of the song, CARAVAN? I was obsessed by that song and bought as many versions of it I could find. I re listened to your SUMMERTIME show from last year. It's Brilliant!!
Avatar 10:12am Joe McG:

@Strandlund: As a matter of fact, it's in my Top 3. You may get your wish! So many great and varied versions. I never get tired of it.
Avatar 10:12am Strandlund:

That would be great! I love that song!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:13am annie:

joe, would you be willing to announce that ahead of time?
Avatar 10:14am Joe McG:

@annie: Maybe! I tend to like to surprise people with those shows. It's more fun for me.
  10:15am tom:

@officina thanks for the link -hysterical
  10:19am Rachel Bo Bachel:

I dug that Juan Wauters tune! Reminded me a little of the Rentals
Avatar 10:21am Joe McG:

@RBB: I can hear that!
Avatar 10:22am Hoboken Jack:

Sonny's closing "baby baby" sounding a lot like Tom Petty's "The Waiting."
  10:23am Andrea in Jersey City:

Gosh this music is so great today.
  10:23am joshjoshjosh:

Killing it today, DJ
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:23am annie:

@ Joe: :)
  10:24am joshjoshjosh:

Do you know the Handsome Boy Modeling School song “The Truth” that samples that last song you played? It’s super great
Avatar 10:25am Joe McG:

@Hoboken Jack: I never thought of it, but yeah! @Andrea and jjj: Thanks! No, jjj, I'll have to check it out! I know "Coffee Cold" has been sampled by a lot of people.
Avatar 10:33am Davee:

  10:35am Curious Tom:

Funnily enough, I created a Prince-inspired hot sauce called Purple Pain (blueberries and ghost pepper).
Avatar 10:36am Davee:

Is this the supermarket version?
Avatar 10:37am Joe McG:

@Curious Tom: Ha ha! I should put you in touch with the hot sauce lady who is so nice to us here at FMU!
  10:39am Curious Tom:

@Joe I'm more than happy to send the WFMU crew some hot sauce! This station is the soundtrack to my day.
Avatar 10:40am Joe McG:

@Curious Tom: That's so nice, Tom!
  10:42am MplsCoco:

I ❤️ you Joe! Always a fantastic show!
Avatar 10:43am Hubig Pie:

Does a hot sauce lady hock her wares from the trunk of a car?
Avatar 10:44am Davee:

This sounds like a hot sauce lady
Avatar 10:44am Joe McG:

@Coco: Nice to see you, and thanks! :) @Hugbie: No, sir! @Davee: You ain't kiddin'!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:47am Krys O.:

That unmistakable voice!
Avatar 10:47am Hubig Pie:

I was certain this was Tom Jones.
  10:51am melinda:

Nice Baby Elephant
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:51am Webhamster Henry:

Too bad you didn't play the Baby Elephant walk with the Lyrics! (Pat Boone).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:51am TristaC.LadyCaveBrat:

Loving this playlist Joe!
Avatar 10:53am Joe McG:

Thanks, Trista! :) @Webhamster: I wonder if I have? I can't recall.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:54am Webhamster Henry:

@Joe McG /Strandlund I'm pretty sure David Garland did an all Caravan show years and years ago on Spinning on Air (WNYC). There are a lot of crazy takes on it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:55am tim from champaign:

Hi Joe and everybody! I got part of my Swag over the weekend. I wore my X.Ray Burns memorial shirt yesterday. Never in my life did I think I would proudly wear a shirt with both a pot leaf and the ICP logo on it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:56am Krys O.:

WOW! I loved this Department S song back then! Thanks!
Avatar 10:56am Joe McG:

@tim: Ha ha ha, glad you got it. @Krys: Love this one!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:56am Webhamster Henry:

@Joe McG check out Gaylord's "At A Loss For Words" CD premium from 2006! P.S. All the other cuts on there are amazing!
Avatar 10:57am Joe McG:

@Henry: Oh, I have it! Great one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:06am The Oscar:

Belated g'mornin'! I'm not sure a window is the most effective thing to hide behind.
  11:11am Andres:

Happy Canada Day!
Avatar 11:14am Brian in UK:

..and later Mike Hurst, who produced Cat Stevens first album.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:15am Krys O.:

Dusty! <3
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:18am steveo:

this record is wrong about you, Joe, it would seem
Avatar 11:19am Joe McG:

@steveo: No, I really have only just begun!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:20am Webhamster Henry:

We've only just begun.... to wah!
Avatar 11:20am Joe McG:

@Andres: Happy Canada Day to you, too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:21am steveo:

  11:26am tom:

that really didn't have a bo diddley beat but was interesting
Avatar 11:27am βrian:

When I think of Canada Day, I think of the biting black flies of Algonquin.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:28am Carmichael:

Heya Joe and gunpowder nuts.
  11:29am Andrea in Jersey City:

Another Great song.
  11:29am Andrea in Jersey City:

I feel so bad for people that don't know about fmu
Avatar 11:32am Brian in UK:

@Joe, swag arrived three days ago. Enjoying the premium.
Avatar 11:33am Hubig Pie:

All the kiddies at the day care center know of FMU.
Avatar 11:34am Joe McG:

@Hubig: Gotta get 'em young. @Brian: Great news!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:37am Carmichael:

Got my swag as well. Cool new T-shirt!
  11:38am P-90:

Redbone doesn’t get enough play. A slightly overlooked band of that period.
  11:39am andy the painter:

hey joe!
always good to hear you to start the week...even when (or especially when?)
i’m sleeping in like a lazy bum
Avatar 11:39am Joe McG:

@P-90: There are actually FOUR songs I like on this album, but I can't keep it for four. Gotta be at least an album side! :) @Carm: Glad so many folks are getting their swag. If you haven't gotten yours yet, we're working on it... @andy: We have your swag ready when you are!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:40am Kat in Chicago:

I got my swag too! Usually it shows up in August :) Nice work!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:40am Carmichael:

There is everything but cowbell in this Illusions song.
Avatar 11:41am Joe McG:

@Carm: There IS cowbell! :) @Kat: Great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am Kat in Chicago:

The cowbell is not especially bell-like
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am Carmichael:

Yeah, but it's buried in the percussion. It needs to take it's proper place out front. Will Ferrell will vouch for me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am tim from champaign:

Joe - have you ever reconsidered during this segment? This The Illusion is a jammer!
Avatar 11:42am Brian in UK:

Thanks Joe, wah wah and out.
  11:43am andy the painter:

@joe yeah! thx. scott sent me an email.

last week i was working in the hamptons and got to listen to the station on a billionaire’s fancy sound system. kind of insane.
Avatar 11:43am Joe McG:

@time: These are all songs I like from albums I don't really, so no, I LIKE all these songs I'm playing. I wish the rest of the record was like this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:43am Carmichael:

Roland down the river ...
Avatar 11:46am Hubig Pie:

The rest of this Yvonne Elliman is a dud? Cuz this is nice.
  11:46am prudy:

wow, Yvonne Elliman...blast from the past...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:46am Hughie Considine:

Somehow I'm not surprised there aren't many deep tracks on solo Yvonne Elliman. This is sweet though.
Avatar 11:47am Joe McG:

@Hubig and Hughie: Yeah, maybe except for "I Don't Know How to Love Him." But I have that on a single.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:49am Krys O.:

Elliman and her current husband were arrested for drug trafficking last year.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52am Irene Trudel:

Great show start to finish, Joe! Always good to start my week with you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52am tim from champaign:

This is the Guess Who? Wow!
  11:53am Asheville Jon:

Hippie Noise!!!
Avatar 11:53am Joe McG:

@Krys: Wow, is that weird news! I have to find out about that. @Irene: Thanks so much, Irene!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53am Hughie Considine:

This is rather glorious.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53am Krys O.:

Yup, there's Cummings.
Avatar 11:54am Joe McG:

Thanks for listening and commenting, all! If you're in the US, have a nice holiday! If not, have a great week! See you next time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am Hughie Considine:

unmistakable. He was a true howler.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am Carmichael:

People, I'll be there to share the land ...
  11:56am Andrea in Jersey City:

Oh no the show is almost over!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am Hughie Considine:

"Don't want to take it 'cause I don't really need it"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am Krys O.:

Thanks for a wonderful show!
  11:57am tom:

thanks Joe
  Swag For Life Member 11:57am 12539:

Thanks, Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, Joe. I guess it's back to the swag mines for you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am mcgreivey:

Fine show today, Joe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am Phillippe Bastille:

Thanks Joe!
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