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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 January 27, 2020: Get On Board My Wagon

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Contraviento  Desencanto   Options América Invertida: Leftfield Pop & Experimental Folk from 80s Uruguay  VampiSoul  2019  LP  From 1982  *   0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
James Blackshaw  Why Keep Still?   Options single  Adult Swim Singles  2019  MP3  look, he's back  *   0:07:36 (Pop‑up)
Dennis Stoner  Maybe Someday/Maybe Never   Options Sad About These Times  Anthology Recordings  2020  CD  From 1971  *   0:13:18 (Pop‑up)
Bill Fay  One Life   Options Countless Branches  Dead Oceans  2020  CD    *   0:19:48 (Pop‑up)
Citizen Bravo, Ray MacDonald, & Friends  Women of the World   Options Return to Y'Hup: The World of Ivor Cutler  Chemikal Underground  2020  MP3  with Tracyanne Campbell  *   0:22:28 (Pop‑up)
Dry Cleaning  Magic of Meghan   Options Sweet Princess EP  Dry Cleaning  2019  MP3      0:33:59 (Pop‑up)
The Just Joans  Hey Ho Let's Not Go   Options The Private Memoirs and Confessions of the Just Joans  Fika Recordings  2019  MP3    *   0:37:23 (Pop‑up)
The Only Ones  Flaming Torch   Options Even Serpents Shine  Sony Music  2009  CD  From 1979    0:40:35 (Pop‑up)
Kiwi Jr.  Swimming Pool   Options Football Money  Persona Non Grata  2019  CD    *   0:42:36 (Pop‑up)
The Gonks  I'm a Lonely Night Driver   Options Five Things You Didn't Know About the Gonks  Rocks in Your Head  2019  CD    *   0:45:03 (Pop‑up)
Vision 3D  Fannick   Options Vision 3D  Six Tonnes de Chair  2019  LP    *   0:48:07 (Pop‑up)
Horse Lords  Fanfare for Effective Freedom   Options The Common Task  Northern Spy  2020  MP3    *   0:51:24 (Pop‑up)
Taras Bulba  Moroccan Waves   Options One  Riot Season  2019  LP    *   0:58:56 (Pop‑up)
Derya Yildirim & Grup Şimşek  Dom Dom Kurşunu   Options Kar Yağar  Bongo Joe  2020  LP    *   1:05:23 (Pop‑up)
3 Musketiere  Pfiff   Options Abflug  Terp  2019  CD  From 1983    1:10:13 (Pop‑up)
Alexis Zoumbas  Selfo   Options Alexis Zoumbas  Orpheum Phonograph/Olvido/Mississippi  2019  LP  From 1928  *   1:14:24 (Pop‑up)
Ana Roxanne  Ooh Baby Baby   Options Live on Radio Ravioli with Olivia, 1/20/20  No Album  2020  MP3    *   1:18:55 (Pop‑up)
A Girl Called Eddy  Not That Sentimental Anymore   Options Been Around  Elefant  2019  CD    *   1:23:22 (Pop‑up)
Hot 8 Brass Band  Sexual Healing / Get Up   Options Vicennial: 20 Years of The Hot 8 Brass Band  Tru Thoughts Recordings  2019  LP    *   1:28:04 (Pop‑up)
Single File: a bunch of 45s in a row
Dick Curless  Get On Board My Wagon   Options single  Capitol  1973  45      1:41:28 (Pop‑up)
Betty Wright  Soldier Boy   Options single  Alston  1969  45      1:43:07 (Pop‑up)
Brian Brain  Jive Jive   Options single  Secret  1981  45      1:46:25 (Pop‑up)
The Yardbirds  Puzzles   Options single  Epic  1967  45      1:49:16 (Pop‑up)
Woody's Truck Stop  Tryin' So Hard   Options single  Smash/Mercury  1968  45      1:51:16 (Pop‑up)
Terry Jacks  If You Go Away   Options single  Bell  1974  45      1:55:12 (Pop‑up)
The Crystals  Then He Kissed Me   Options single  Philles  1963  45      1:57:42 (Pop‑up)
Story Corner: Songs That Tell a Story
Robert Mitchum  Ballad of Thunder Road   Options Calypso- Is Like So...  Scamp  1995  CD  From 1957    2:11:00 (Pop‑up)
Jimmie Driftwood  Tennessee Stud   Options The Wilderness Road and Jimmie Driftwood  RCA Victor  1959  LP      2:12:42 (Pop‑up)
Bradley Kincaid  Dog and Gun (An Old English Folk Song)   Options Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music Vol. 4  Revenant  2000  CD  From 1933    2:16:02 (Pop‑up)
Dykes "Magic City" Trio  Poor Ellen Smith   Options Dykes "Magic City" Trio  Old Homestead  1987  LP  From 1927    2:19:23 (Pop‑up)
Dee Mullins  The Big Man   Options The Big Man  Polydor  1969  LP      2:22:24 (Pop‑up)
C.W. McCall  Roses for Mama   Options Roses for Mama  Polydor  1977  LP      2:24:59 (Pop‑up)
Sally Timms & Jon Langford  Down from Dover   Options Songs of False Hope and High Values  Bloodshot  2000  CD      2:28:32 (Pop‑up)
Marianne Faithfull  Long Black Veil   Options True: A Collection  Music Club  2000  CD  From 1971    2:32:19 (Pop‑up)
Tom T. Hall  Turn It On, Turn It On, Turn It On   Options Tom T. Hall's Greatest Hits Vol. III  Mercury  1978  LP  From 1972    2:35:12 (Pop‑up)
Joe Tex  Ode to Billie Joe   Options Soul Country  Atlantic  1968  LP      2:39:29 (Pop‑up)
Dyke and the Blazers  The Wrong House   Options So Sharp!  Kent  1983  LP  From 1968    2:44:06 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 9:01am Strandlund:

Avatar 9:01am Lixiviated Life:

Hullo Joe
  Swag For Life Member 9:01am 12539:

Yip Yip Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02am annie:

  9:03am Marley Dogg:

Yip yip me strength
Avatar 9:03am Davee:

Greetings from Flanders
Avatar 9:03am Martinibomb:

Hey Joe! Happy to be listening to yer show. yip yip!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am Krys O.:

Avatar 9:04am pantz:

Hey, you got Wild Irish Roses to come on live! Good job, Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am Handy Haversack:

Morning! Mondays are so great, which is not an emotion I ever expected to feel. Super excited to see Wild Irish Roses will be on the show!
Avatar 9:05am Snoochienucci:

missed the Yips, but dont worry im here
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07am melinda:

Avatar 9:08am Joe McG:

Howdy, everybody, and welcome to the show today. Happy to have you along!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09am Ken From Hyde Park:

Fun! I hope you can join T.W.I.R. with your accordion, Joe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09am melinda:

I didn't know the Wild Irish Roses were a huge family band. Wild!
Avatar 9:11am Joe McG:

Yes, very excited to have the Rose family on the show in a couple of weeks!
Avatar 9:11am Snoochienucci:

this is just what i need right now
  9:14am morphe':

"Hey Joe....where ya goin' with..." those MP3s in yer hand .. I mean 45s!!!
  9:14am the leaders running:

Hi! It’s Andrea, I hope you are all doing great. So glad to be here. Hi Joe!! :)
Avatar 9:15am YETI BOB:

james blackshaw you mean?
Avatar 9:16am Joe McG:

Hey Andrea! It was fun to see you on NYE!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:16am Planet Tyler:

This is "Five Years" isnt it??
  9:16am the leaders running:

It was so amazing to see you!!
  9:17am morphe':

What time for the Wild Irish Roses????
Ma and Da and 8 children!!!!

My family was the one Irish family that could not carry a tune in a wheel barrow and the only singer in our family was a sewing machine... true words spoken by old men in West Kerry...
Avatar 9:18am mariano:

Hi Joe, long time! Greetings everyone.
Avatar 9:18am sinner:

What a brutal sad gorgeous song for a sad Monday morning. (Dennis Stoner)
Avatar 9:18am Joe McG:

@morphe: That'll be 11 a.m. on February 10th. Hope you'll tune in! @sinner: Beginning the week on an upbeat note as ever. :)
Avatar 9:19am YETI BOB:

the james blackshaw (not bradshaw) track was gorgeous, i'm glad he's returned to playing and performing
  9:20am morphe':

Not today... got it...
Avatar 9:20am Joe McG:

@YETIBOB: Me, too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:22am karlward:

Bill Fay all day er day
  9:22am morphe':

Sinner - as the old Jewish cartaker of the Yeshiva on my block used to say: YA GOTTA TAKE THE BITTER WITH THE SOUR... There is probaly some Pixie Dust on the floor of the studio left over from Clay.. Joe can toss ya a bit...
  9:23am the leaders running:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:25am steveo:

good morning; wow, karlward & sinner IN THE SAME ROOM
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26am fred:

Good morning Joe and Yipsters
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:28am The Oscar:

Mornin'! For the marathon you should do an entire show in character as Adam Ant.
  9:29am robyn and 6-yr old mini glistener ajax:

morning from pa!! and mcgasko is a fine name:)
Avatar 9:29am YETI BOB:

My favorite Ivor Cutler story: apparently he owned a set of ivory cutlery. (Now, nobody should own ivory, but for Ivor we can make a special exception).
Avatar 9:30am Lixiviated Life:

Got a thermos full of Bitter coffee this morning.
(things can only get better.)
Avatar 9:32am David (in London):

Howdy folks.
  9:32am morphe':

Terry Bradshaw was a famous football player - QB?
  9:32am the leaders running:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33am Irene Trudel:

Love your
opening set, Joe!
Avatar 9:34am Joe McG:

Great to see you Irene, thank you! This next one will be a bit different. :)
  9:35am Curious Tom:

Radical Face does wonderful songs that are stories.
Avatar 9:35am Phil in Charlotte:

Good morning all!
Avatar 9:36am Joe McG:

@Curious Tom: Meant to check them out and forgot, Tom, sorry. I'll try to remember next time!
Avatar 9:37am YETI BOB:

This Dry Cleaning sounds like it could have been released by Rough Trade in 1982 or so. (That's not a bad thing)
  9:37am Spaceballs the Flame Thrower!:

  9:38am morphe':

Last stanza:"
Never has one outfit been designed, to
Send so many messages
Earrings to empower women
Bag that helps charity, jeans made in
Cruelty free coat"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:38am fred:

@morphe': QB indeed, that question might not go over well on the drummer stream, with the fearless leader living in Pittsburgh
Avatar 9:39am Joe McG:

@morphe: Given recent events, they may have to write another verse!
Avatar 9:39am Marc Francis:

"The weather is shite!"
  9:39am Spaceballs the Flame Thrower!:

the royal family.. meh.. I laugh at the concept of a royal family.
  9:42am Brendan:

Farewell to Kings dude
  9:42am morphe':

Must pick up wee Simon from the govt insruction center..
Great lineup...
Thanks Joe...
Hope to make it back for the 45s!!!
  9:45am tadpoles:

Kiwi Jr. sound very Flying Nun Joe.
Avatar 9:46am Joe McG:

@tadpoles: You're right, that song does! Maybe that's why I like it. A few of the other songs are quite Pavement-like.
  9:48am Spaceballs the Flame Thrower!:

i like driving around Chicago at night in Febuary when the roads are coated with salt from all the hell snow. And yes, its spelled Febuary.
  9:48am chresti - pre work coffee stop LA:

Good morning Joe and noise!
Avatar 9:48am Brian in UK:

Hey Joe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:48am steveo:

there's that car crash again!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:49am SSS:

"And what is this rue?"
  9:50am tadpoles:

Wow Joe and the Gonks sound like a cross between early Television Personalities and the Young Marble Giants. Love this set.
Avatar 9:52am thormagma:

YES..... the lords have returned
Avatar 9:54am Joe McG:

Can anyone tell me what meter this is in?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:54am steveo:

nice nice horse horse lords lords
  9:55am the leaders running:

Great set! This combination of caffeine and Surface Noise is making me very very perfect
  9:55am Dave In St Albans UK:

Hi Joe. This is soooooo good!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55am steveo:

i'm not sure all the instruments are using the same time signature
Avatar 9:56am JakeGould:

Good morning, Joe!
Avatar 9:56am thormagma:

it just went from a 6/4 feel to a waltz to 5/4. LOL
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57am Ken From Hyde Park:

17/53rds, I'm guessing.
Avatar 9:57am thormagma:

whatever polyrhythm was happening in the beginning was giving me visions.
Avatar 9:57am Phil in Charlotte:

Diggin’ this track!
Avatar 9:57am Joe McG:

@Ken: Ha ha ha!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58am steveo:

from the bandcamp "Their music is unabashedly fun, and experiencing it in a live context is an experience of collective ecstasy, each body moving to its own notion of what the beat may be"
Avatar 10:00am YETI BOB:

i saw (well, heard) Horse Lords play in a basement one time, there were no lights and it was almost completely dark!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00am steveo:

wishlisted that, then opened a new bandcamp account to wishlist it again
  10:00am Mike Wolf:

was that a legitimate diabolical cackle from you there?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00am Handy Haversack:

This set is cooking, Joe!
Avatar 10:01am Joe McG:

@Mike: I guess my inner demon leapt out!
  10:01am SPaceballs the Flame Thrower!:

I'm a little dizzy from that last song. and i love this beat. :) Just a great collection of records. I'd switch from coffee to weed now if I wasn't in a work meeting.
  10:02am ?:

BECK! Blackhole!
  10:03am Brendan:

Good Ukrainian topical reference song
Avatar 10:04am YETI BOB:

how about some 75 dollar bill? that would go nicely
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:04am Phillippe Bastille:

Good morning
Avatar 10:05am Hubig Pie:

Suddenly, it's Tuesday morning
  10:05am ?:

or A Hawk and a hacksaw
Avatar 10:06am Joe McG:

@Handy: Glad you're enjoying!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:08am fred:

@YETI BOB: I still say Joe should get 75 dollar bill to do a set around marathon time. Unless the DJ premium pledge level goes up this year
Avatar 10:09am Joe McG:

@fred: Wish I could! We can't really do live guests once the marathon starts since the live room becomes the phone room.
Avatar 10:10am Brian in UK:

Joe, good to see the new releases are getting a good run out.
Avatar 10:11am Joe McG:

@Brian: I'm frontloading since the show after 10:30 will be me oldies. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:14am fred:

@Joe: Do the set before the marathon then, and ask them to do cheesy appeals to broadcast during the marathon
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:15am Ken From Hyde Park:

Is there room on the Marathon Premium Planning Room blackboard for "What Meter Is This?" I'll bet Creamo Coyl would jump on that!
Avatar 10:17am βrian:

It's a gray day on the isthmus. Not typical, really, so this music helps.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:17am TristaC.LadyCaveBrat:

I love this Alex Zoumbas
  10:18am Brendan:

Pretty good fiddle. Enough to win a shiny fiddle made of gold anyway.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:19am The Oscar:

One time at the record store I worked at we got a HUGE collection of Armenian 78s. One of the records was by Alexis Zoumbas (who's obviously Greek, but recorded some in Armenia). It wound up selling to Zoumbas' biographer, who was compiling tracks and had never come across this one. I can't recall the piece, but there's a possibility it wound up on this comp!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:19am Greg from ZONE 5:

Morning, Joe & all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:19am fred:

@Ken From Hyde Park: Gaylord did a premium like that years ago, called "The Meter Is Running"
  10:20am Brendan:

Not the western type of fiddle but more interesting . Perhaps heard in the presence of a gypsy . And a werewolf maybe.
Avatar 10:20am Joe McG:

@Trista: I love this album! @Oscar: Wow, cool story! There's a comp that came out right before this one, a couple of years ago. Maybe that one. @Greg: Hey, Greg! Glad you got my mailer. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:21am Krys O.:

Yes, this is lovely to hear again.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:21am The Oscar:

@Joe Could be-- this probably would've been 2015-2016, so that sounds right.
Avatar 10:21am Brian in UK:

Mississippi knows its stuff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:22am The Oscar:

The whole collection was pretty incredible, but as the store's eBay technician they were HELL to transcribe and research...
  10:22am Brendan:

Nice to see Smokey still has the pipes . He sang a line or two last night at the Grammies
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:22am steveo:

@fred found the track list for Gaylord's premium www.moorestevie.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:23am Ken From Hyde Park:

Gaylord smart!
Avatar 10:24am David (in London):

Hey Brian. Did you get yesterday's painting done?
Avatar 10:26am Brian in UK:

David, yes thanks.
It was a beautiful morning today but has quickly spoiled itself.
Is the recording moving forward?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:28am ChrisB.:

I'm getting a real Pre Fab Sprout vibe here.
Avatar 10:28am Joe McG:

@ChrisB: You know me and Prefab Sprout!
Avatar 10:29am mariano:

Aww yeah! It's Mardi Gras season here in NOLA, and this music is everywhere - well, even more so than usual, that is :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:29am Aphidface:

Great groove show Joe
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:30am steveo:

i once heard a live brass band playing toxic by britney spears and it was very good
Avatar 10:31am Joe McG:

Whoops, Single File will be a bit late today since "Get Up" snuck up on me!
Avatar 10:31am editor_b:

Also checking in from NOLA. (Hola Mariano) This Hot 8 track gets a lot of love from me but honestly I don't remember these vocals!?!
Avatar 10:31am Hubig Pie:

Do what ya wanna
not what ya oughta
Avatar 10:32am Joe McG:

Happy to see Nawleans in the house!
  10:32am Brian St Cyr:

We LOVE the Hot 8 here in New Orleans ...Mardi Hras 2020!
Avatar 10:33am mariano:

@steveo: The second-line and marching bands here have a knack for transforming pop songs. "Livin' on a Prayer" is another favorite for the marching bands. Hot 8 has some other good ones: "Love Will Tear Us Apart" and "Poppa Was a Rolling Stone", etc. Hiya @editor_b, Brian St Cyr, and Hubig Pie! Didn't realize there were so many of us here today :)
Avatar 10:33am Joe McG:

Don't know when or on who's show, but I hear a rumor that the Hot 8 might be a live guest here at FMU in the near future. Keep tuned in!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:35am steveo:

@mariano, love it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:35am fred:

@Mariano: A second-line take on Joy Division? I need to hear that!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:35am steveo:

you know that tuba player has lungs of steel
  10:36am Brian St Cyr:

AFTER Mardi Gras!!!lol
Avatar 10:36am Hubig Pie:

I'm from the 9
I don't mind dyin'
Avatar 10:37am mariano:

@fred: Your wish is my command! www.youtube.com...
@Joe - wow, that's awesome about Hot 8. I've been pestering DJs on other shows (Nate K, Fine Wine) to get FMU to send DJs down here to cover Carnival.
  10:39am Brian St Cyr:

we are right off St Claude here in the Ninth ward
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:39am Handy Haversack:

@mariano, it's not quite the same, but I think you'd have dug this if you were there: northbrooklynboatclub.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:40am Mister Dobalina:

Bongo Joe label ! How great!!!
Avatar 10:42am mariano:

@Brian: Burgundy & Elysian here.
@Handy: That looks great! I lived in Brooklyn for a long time, loved going to the Mermaid Parade, and it seems like brass bands started catching on there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:43am fred:

@mariano: thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:44am Handy Haversack:

@mariano, I have a few friends in some of the local anarchist marching bands. Even had one do a second line for the funeral of a friend ... jeez, 12 years ago now.
  10:45am Billi Eyelash:

Hey Joe,
Your show adds color to my black and white world.
Avatar 10:46am Joe McG:

@Billi: Thanks, Billi! :)
Avatar 10:47am βrian:

Betty's sister was Ilene.
Avatar 10:47am mariano:

@Handy - I've seen one or two of the NY marching bands, didn't realize there was a political side to them, but makes sense and it's good to know.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:48am TristaC.LadyCaveBrat:

Brian Brain! This is great!!
  10:48am John from Florham park:

Hello fellow surface noise listeners
  10:52am John from Florham park:

@Joe it is such a pleasure hearing deep dives into groups like the yardbirds
Avatar 10:53am Joe McG:

@John: Thanks, John! Sometimes it's fun to play the B-sides instead of the hits.
  10:53am Brendan:

Btw The Yardbirds had a tune Little Soldier Boy (unrelated)
Avatar 10:54am Joe McG:

@Brendan: Wish I had THAT segueway!
  10:55am John from Florham park:

@Joe lot of times b sides are a lot better then the so called hits
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:58am 23 Wolves:

Man, I LOVE Terry Jacks! And Susan too!!!
Avatar 10:58am pantz:

Getting a real David Cassidy vibe from Terry
Avatar 10:58am Hubig Pie:

Lyrics by Rod McKuen
  10:58am Spaceballs the Flame Thrower!:

Was that a English translation of Ne Me Se Que Pa - Nina Simone's cover?
Avatar 11:00am Joe McG:

@Spaceballs: Yes, it's Jacques Brel.
Avatar 11:00am Hubig Pie:

Suddenly I'm getting the backdoor VIP treatment for a front row seat to watch Henny Youngman
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:00am fred:

@Spaceballs: do you mean "Ne me quitte pas"?
Avatar 11:01am PKNY:

I remember KISS covered this Crystals song on "Love Gun", always thought it was a weird choice for them.
  11:01am John from Florham park:

terry jacks song besides seasons in the sun, impressive joe thanks
  11:01am tadpoles:

My copy's just about as scratchy Joe. Excellent surface noise.
  11:05am John from Florham park:

@PKNY never knew kiss did a crystals song, I am impressed with musical knowledge of the people on the accu list, I am among music geeks and I love it
Avatar 11:05am mariano:

@Hubig: Haha! Nothing but VIP treatment for union delegates, eh?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:06am The Oscar:

Obligatory reminder that Brel's original lyrics to "Seasons in the Sun" are actually hilariously mean and sarcastic, and are worth comparing to Terry's: genius.com...
  11:08am Brendan:

We can forgive Terry for Seasons in the Sun because of the B -side , Put the Bone In. Oh wait no ... that was worse...
  11:09am Earth Walker:

Hey Joe. Can you tell me what’s the background music
  11:09am Spaceballs the Flame Thrower!:

Shrunken Planet is awesome
  11:10am the leaders running:

I used to drink a lot of Wild Irish Rose when I lived in Chicago
  11:11am paul:

How bout some Mitchum Calypso?
  11:11am Brendan:

Good movie - i think his son is in that one
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:11am The Oscar:

I really wish Mitchum did one of these for Night of the Hunter.
  11:12am paul:

His song played his younger brother.
  11:12am paul:

  11:13am Bill W:

Saw Thunder Road very long ago... Not quite as much fun as the song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:13am Rich in Washington:

CHIL-dren! Ooooh CHIL-dren! ♫ ♬
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:13am tim from champaign (now washington):

Hi Joe and everyone! Great Mitchum song. I wonder if he was on the wacky tobaccy when he recorded Ballad of Thunder Road.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:14am fred:

I think I have that Mitchum track on a DJ premium...
Avatar 11:14am mariano:

Oh man, that Mitchum calypso album cover is one of my favorites of all time. I learned from my mom that my grandfather and two of his friends briefly owned a nightclub in the 50s, and that on opening night they dressed in tiki-drag (coconut bras, grass skirts) and lip-synced some Mitchum calypso.
Avatar 11:15am mariano:

(Yeah, I know, mixing up Hawaiian and Caribbean, but it was the 50s and everyone was drunk.)
  11:15am melinda:

I like Jimmy Driftwood.
  11:15am Boomer:

Chattanooga,Tennessee here & I'm a stud
  11:15am John from Florham park:

@Rich in Washington howdy
@tim from Champaign howdy
  11:16am Earth Walker:

We used drink apple wine and strawberry hill wine when we were kids It was probably 1.20 a bottle We’d get the spins throw up and go home
Avatar 11:16am Joe McG:

@Boomer: Ha ha, you go boy.
  11:16am melinda:

Jimmie, not Jimmy
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:17am Rich in Washington:

Hi John from Florham park!
Hi Joe McG! Swell show you got going on here!
Avatar 11:18am Hubig Pie:

Earth Walker, Annie Green Springs wine. I been to that party
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:18am tim from champaign (now washington):

Howdy John!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:19am Mister Dobalina:

Excellent show as always Joe, keep up the great 'work'.
  11:19am Brendan:

Little Sadie by Doc Watson would be a great story corner candidate. Not the studio record, but rather the Doc and Merle Live version (w/ banjo ).
Avatar 11:20am Joe McG:

Thanks, Mr. D! @Brendan: Under advisement for the future! Thx!
  11:22am Earth Walker:

Yeah we’d go under an overpass Brooklyn Bay Ridge mess around with the girls
We must’ve been 11 or 12
Avatar 11:22am Brian in UK:

I keep hearing Pretty Boy Floyd on this Ellen Smith.
Avatar 11:23am pantz:

Lay me down a pallet on your DJ floor, Joe
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:24am The Oscar:

I hope this is an alternate version of "Big Bad John" where the mine collapse is framed as a happy ending.
  11:25am melinda:

@pantz haha
  11:25am Brendan:

Nice Pink Panther vibe
  11:25am melinda:

Sometime I’d like to hear Blood on the Coal by the Folksmen.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:26am tim from champaign (now washington):

I'd like to hear "The Ballad of Joe Belock and Todd-O-Phonic Todd on a Saturday Night".
  11:26am the leaders running:

God I love this guy's mentality
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:26am tim from champaign (now washington):

Oh no! Will Mama be dead by the time CW gets there?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:27am Asheville Jon:

oh boy, time to break out the tissues.
  11:27am rw:

Avatar 11:28am Hubig Pie:

I think CW sees the light and pays Mama a visit
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:28am Linda Lee:

Chapel Hill, Tennessee?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:28am Asheville Jon:

what's next, Teddy Bear?
  11:28am Brendan:

Not if he puts the pedal to the metal and runs the roadblock. Yea thats a big 10-4.
  11:29am John from Florham park:

@Ashville Jon lots of tissues
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:29am G:

Cee Dubby, don't take your love to mom
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:29am Asheville Jon:

chapen hill tn is south of nashville
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:29am Linda Lee:

ah! thank you Jon! :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:29am Asheville Jon:

chapel hill, tn
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:30am Asheville Jon:

hey Linda Lee, how's it going?
  11:30am Brendan:

Fun fact . Theres a place called Tick Bite , NC
  11:30am morphe':

"Down from Dover" thinking "Rocky Horror Picture Show". Echo, echo, echo???
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:30am Linda Lee:

life's a darn trash fire, Jon! :-) you?
  11:30am John from Florham park:

@Linda lee howdy
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:31am Linda Lee:

hi John!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:31am Asheville Jon:

oh you know, still livin' the dream
Avatar 11:31am pantz:

@Brendan Big Bone Lick, KY is still my favorite town name around these parts.
Avatar 11:32am Joe McG:

Mama didn't die! @melinda and tim: Thanks for the recommendation! (tim, you have to write that one for me to play it)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am Planet Tyler:

I know you're such a Hazlewood fan Joe it probably took a lot to not play the Nancy/Lee version of this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am Handy Haversack:

There used to be an excellent brown sign on I-75 that just said "BIG BONE LICK" with an arrow pointing up and right. Hope it's still there!
Avatar 11:33am pantz:

It's still there! Just south of Cincinnati
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:33am Mister Dobalina:

May Handy's hope remain alive.
  11:33am morphe':

Earth Walker - 12 yaers old Boones Farm apple - Bliss Park/Owl's Head park(68/Colonial ave)..
Jerry Pllar got sick; all the mothers got on the phones - we all got rousted out of bed and got mother's nose breath tested and weall got busted
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:34am Mister Dobalina:

Avatar 11:34am Joe McG:

@Planet Tyler: Had to RESTRAIN myself!
  11:34am melinda:

@pantz are you in Kentucky?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:34am Linda Lee:

good to hear it, Jon! :-)
Avatar 11:35am pantz:

@melinda yes, Loo-ah-vull
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:35am The Oscar:

One thing I was surprised to learn from the Ken Burns series was that Long Black Veil was written in America in the '50s. For some reason I always assumed it was traditional, and possibly English or Irish.
  11:35am Earth Walker:

The new riders of the purple sage do an excellent version of this one
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:35am Davis:

wow. this marriane faithful version, never heard this
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:35am Ken From Hyde Park:

Hey, cool! Mary Wing had "Long Black Veil" as a 3 of a Kind segment a couple years ago.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:35am tim from champaign (now washington):

I think Marianne Faithfull did Down From Dover in fairly recent times.
  11:36am John from Florham park:

@Handy don’t you live all this tunage, geeking out to all this
  11:37am melinda:

@pantz DJ Kim Sorise on the Drummer stream is also in Louisville
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:37am Linda Lee:

I believe she recorded that one soon after she got clean. the start of her comeback!
  11:37am morphe':

Earth Walker - that was 1974,( 12 going on 13) just graduated from OLA Elem(74th/3rd ave) on my way to Xaverian hs... and....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:37am Handy Haversack:

Thanks, @pantz! The republic endures, then!

Yeah, @John from FP! Digging it!
Avatar 11:37am editor_b:

I haven't listened to this much country since my sister got married.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:37am Asheville Jon:

my kids love the Tom T Hall kids album
  11:37am melinda:

@Oscar I used to think that too
Avatar 11:38am Joe McG:

@editor_b: I don't know what that means, but I like the sound of it!
Avatar 11:38am pantz:

@melinda Cool! I'll have to check out her show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:38am Linda Lee:

have we lost the stream?
  11:38am John from Florham park:

&Nelinda got to give DJ Kim a listen too
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:39am Handy Haversack:

Still streaming here, @Linda Lee.
Avatar 11:39am Snoochienucci:

yes tom t hall!!!! YES JOE!!
  11:39am melinda:

Global Grease is an excellent show
  11:40am morphe':

What is the name of the fellow who did full blown anthropology of Hollow music back in the day.. I think he was WPA. era?? amazing collection.... name alludes me..
  11:40am John from Florham park:

@Melinda so many good shows not enough time to listen
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:41am G:

Tex's "Ode to Billie Joe" -- Cover song in reverse.
  11:41am melinda:

@John so true
Avatar 11:42am Hubig Pie:

Hey Joe, why do you like soul food ?
A. Because it makes me happy
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am Linda Lee:

home issue then. thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:43am Mister Dobalina:

I am fond of questions that answer themselves.
Avatar 11:44am sinner:

"Mama. What's a Funkadelic?"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:45am The Oscar:

My Grandad was raised in Choctaw Ridge, and I've always been oddly proud of that.
Avatar 11:46am Brian in UK:

Joe, great selections as ever.
Avatar 11:47am Joe McG:

Thanks, Brian, having a lot of fun!
  11:50am morphe':

Thanks Joe... missed the 45s but caught all else...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:51am Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, Linda Lee. Sounds like your new year is a ratty one.
Avatar 11:52am Joe McG:

Thanks for listening and commenting today, everybody! Enjoy the rest of your January and I'll see you in February!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52am tim from champaign (now washington):

Great show as always, Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52am Handy Haversack:

So late already! Thanks, Joe. What an excellent show today!
  Swag For Life Member 11:53am 12539:

Thanks, Joe!
Avatar 11:55am duke:

Thanks for the Dyke and the Blazers

Great show, Joe
  11:55am Brendan:

That was an epic
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am Asheville Jon:

thanks Joe!
  11:57am Earth Walker:

Morphe what a trip we’re from the same stomping ground xaverian was a good school my bro went there I went to Bishop Ford my wine adventure was probably 72 we graduated to LSD 74
  11:59am morphe':

harry smith!!! that was the name i was seeking regarding hollow ballads!!
  11:59am the leaders running:

Great show! So glad I caught you Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am Handy Haversack:

@Earth Walker, a good friend of mine went Xaverian. Class of '92.
  11:59am Earth Walker:

Thanks for the show Joe
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