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April 11, 2020
Options April 11, 2020 The Gloria Castillo Memorial Playlist
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Artist Track Label Comments Approx. start time
The Swingsters  Options Southern Drums   Dixietone    0:00:00 Pop‑up)  
The Clefs  Options The Dream Train Special   Red Bird    0:06:02 Pop‑up)  
Kenny and The Sultans  Options With Vigor   Garlo    0:07:36 Pop‑up)  
Bobby and the Belmonts  Options Drum Dog   Gaye    0:09:18 Pop‑up)  
Maynie & Howie with Freddyv Haefner & The Jokers  Options Ba Ba Ba Ba Ba Ba Bop   Rays    0:14:54 Pop‑up)  
Rock Rogers  Options That Ain't It   Starday    0:17:16 Pop‑up)  
Mike Moore  Options The Chick   Cyclone    0:19:49 Pop‑up)  
Kenny Owens  Options Frog Man Hop   Ruth    0:21:27 Pop‑up)  
Sharon Lee  Options Rockin' And Washing Sue   Jewel    0:23:05 Pop‑up)  
Skeets McDonald   Options Smokes Come Out My Chimney Just The Same   Capitol    0:27:12 Pop‑up)  
Porky Freeman  Options Strumming Up A Boogie   4 Star    0:29:15 Pop‑up)  
Hank Thompson and the Brazos Valley Boys  Options I Cast A Lonesome Shadow   Capitol    0:31:12 Pop‑up)  
Larry Dale  Options Down In the Bottom   Groove    0:38:18 Pop‑up)  
Clarence Samuels  Options Slippity   Sharon    0:40:23 Pop‑up)  
Crawford Brothers  Options I Ain't Guilty   Aladdin    0:42:45 Pop‑up)  
Count Demon  Options Take It Upstairs (part one)   Po' Boys    0:45:33 Pop‑up)  
Tye Tongue Hanley  Options You Got My Nose Wide Open   JVB    0:49:34 Pop‑up)  
Big Bob Dougherty  Options Squeezer   Golden Crest    0:51:59 Pop‑up)  
The Clouds  Options T.V. Mix-Up   Round    0:57:28 Pop‑up)  
The Varnells  Options Day In Court   Arnold    0:59:22 Pop‑up)  
The Hi-Fidelities  Options Help Murder Police   Hi-Q    1:01:50 Pop‑up)  
The Fables  Options Cleopatra 30 BC   Elgo    1:04:07 Pop‑up)  
The Dorsets  Options Pork Chops   Asnes    1:05:39 Pop‑up)  
The Argons  Options Do The Dog   Casino    1:10:58 Pop‑up)  
The Excels  Options Walking The Dog   Gibson    1:13:31 Pop‑up)  
The Imperialites  Options Have Love Will Travel   Imperial    1:15:22 Pop‑up)  
Mike Evans  Options Gruesome   A & M Records    1:18:33 Pop‑up)  
The Heart Attacks  Options Babba Diddy Baby   Remus    1:20:58 Pop‑up)  
Gary "Spider" Webb  Options The Cave (Part 1)   Bamboo    1:23:49 Pop‑up)  
Sonny Day and the Rare Breed  Options Tarzan   Jubilee    1:25:36 Pop‑up)  
Bill Haley and His Comets  Options Chick Safari   Warner Brothers  Hoagies for lunch!  1:31:50 Pop‑up)  
The Frantics  Options La Do Da Da   Sunco    1:34:06 Pop‑up)  
The Villians  Options Shortenin' Bread   Bullet    1:36:33 Pop‑up)  
The Underbeats  Options Route 66   Garrett    1:39:09 Pop‑up)  
The Originals  Options The Whip   Jackpot    1:41:45 Pop‑up)  
The Vistas  Options Do The Bird   Vista    1:44:24 Pop‑up)  
Eric and the Vikings  Options Chinese Soul   Zip    1:46:14 Pop‑up)  
Bobby John  Options Falling   Imperial    1:53:30 Pop‑up)  
The Midnighters  Options Rain Down Tears   Federal    1:54:35 Pop‑up)  

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:01pm Handy Haversack:

Hi, Rex and all the Fools in Paradise! If it ain't Saturday, then I'm a dog!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:01pm mariano:

Hey Rex, fools!
  1:01pm egould310:

Greetings from Seattle! And a heartfelt “Momma!” to Rex, and the rest of you fools. Paradise, now!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:02pm Phillippe Bastille:

Good afternoon! Looking forward to some weeding and leaf raking tuneage!

Hey Handy and mariano
  1:02pm David in London:

I’m a fool, so OK for me to join in. Hello pals!
Avatar 1:02pm Rex:

Hello all! Please join me for this 2 hour excursion to nowhere!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:03pm mariano:

Hi Phillippe, David, egould! And thanks to... is it Ruth operating the board today?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:04pm dave wuz here:

ive never been so happy to see gloria castillo being menaced by an avacado
  1:05pm David in London:

Handy, Mariano, Phillippe, hey hey guys. Amusingly my auto text predict now suggests all your names.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:06pm Handy Haversack:

Hey, pals -- funny that we'd all end up fools together ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:08pm mariano:

Well, I'm honored, Dave ;) I think I mentioned a while back an old phone of mine that would autocorrect Jason to Jarmo for some reason. I've looked all over the web and all I could find with that name was an archaeological site in Iraq.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:09pm Phillippe Bastille:

@DiL that's pretty funny!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:09pm Handy Haversack:

I am telling myself it's still too cold for yard work here ... but I think mainly because I *really* want to just keep reading on the couch all day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:10pm Marley P. Dogg:

Afternoon Rex! Hope you are well!
Avatar 1:11pm Juke Joint Jonny:

Hi ho, Fool-ereenos!
  1:11pm (another) Patrick in Hoboken:

Fantastic to hear you live!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:11pm Handy Haversack:

Maybe I'll watch Jarmo and the Golden Fleece ...
Avatar 1:12pm Juke Joint Jonny:

Recipe for Cowboy Cookies anyone?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:12pm Doug in JC:

You got a nice yard there in greenpernt?
Avatar 1:12pm Mailman Tom:

I went on a hike in Staten Island some years ago. It was fun!
  1:12pm David in London:

Ah, Echo Wolf for me means that Saturday night has begun and the booze can be opened.

Handy - it’s brass monkeys outside, so for sure you should stay inside and read.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:12pm Melissa Jean:

I AM SO HAPPY!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:12pm Melissa Jean:

thankyou!!!
  1:12pm (another) Patrick in Hoboken:

Well if not live, direct from the Fool’s Paradise home location.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:13pm Doug in JC:

I'm going to work on my bee hotel but I need some raw materials from the swamp down the block
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:13pm efd:

Sounding great, Rex! Congrats on getting up and running with the home setup!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:15pm Handy Haversack:

@Doug: "Nice" overshoots the mark! But we have a space, and we are the only ones in the building with access, and I do my best to make something happen in it -- hop vine, some bulb flowers, a couple of bushes. An eternal quest for actual grass coverage.

But given this arctic blast ... !

Rex, mic break sounded great!
  1:15pm The Butterman:

Yeah Rex. Well said and tank you.
Avatar 1:15pm Rex:

Sorry to report this Juke Joint Jonny, but the Cowboy Cookie recipe is directly from Laura Bush!
Avatar 1:16pm Juke Joint Jonny:

Yeah, the Google just broke the news re: Laura Bush. Blecch.
  1:16pm lee in dublin:

hello fellow no brows, great to hear a live show again, happy easter everyone, stay stupid (at a safe distance)
  1:16pm David in London:

Doug, good work on the new hotel. I have a very fond memory of making an ant hotel with my son when he was little.
Avatar 1:17pm Juke Joint Jonny:

I beg to differ. I think this tune is definitely It
  Swag For Life Member 1:19pm JG:

Rex, I didn't know you were a Satan Islander
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:19pm Doug in JC:

@Handy we have a little slab of concrete out back but it gets some sun. A couple of raised planters and rain barrels. It's better than nothing
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:20pm Doug in JC:

@David Ant hotel! I haven't thought of that
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:20pm Handy Haversack:

@Doug: Bird feeders/baths? We MAINLY get sparrows by the gross, but there are some more exotic visitors.
  1:21pm Bill W:

Thank you for helping us meet our quota of stupid, Rex.

Greetings to Green-Eyed Lurleen!
Avatar 1:21pm Rex:

JG- I was recently chased out of Brooklyn and landed here in St George with the wife, the dog and all the 45s!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:22pm Doug in JC:

@Handy a little suet cage, some trumpet vines in the hopes that a hummingbird will come by one day. There's a church next door where we've gotten almost every local raptor you can think of
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:22pm Handy Haversack:

They DO love that old-time religion!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:22pm mariano:

Hey lee in dublin, happy Easter to you too.
Avatar 1:23pm Joe B:

hey Rex, show sounding great from SATAN ISLAND
Avatar 1:23pm Rex:

Bill W- We're forever No-Brow here at Fool's Paradise!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:24pm radioronan:

Rockin' and washing.. but my name's not Sue. Hello No Brows!
  1:25pm egould310:

@Handy put out some bird feeders. You’ll definitely start getting all sorts of birds, including exotics. Plus you’ll start to get birds all the way up the food chain. Hawks are awesome.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:26pm Handy Haversack:

Hey, @radioronan! How's everything way down south @Huron St.?

@egould -- yup! We have a couple, and a bath. Just need to get them ready for spring ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:26pm Marley P. Dogg:

I bought an old song radio that just arrived but here is some stupid religious station interfering worn 91.1 - argh
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:27pm mariano:

"I've got more women than the law allows" - great line, hah!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:27pm TomDash:

Hey Rex...sounding swell out of S.I.
Avatar 1:27pm Juke Joint Jonny:

Loving this Skeets tune. Rock solid rhythm gets it.
Avatar 1:29pm Rex:

Thanks, Joe B! Happy to be broadcasting from the home of the Pizza Rats!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:30pm radioronan:

Hey @handy. Right now I'm looking down the wrong side of a caulking gun. How's the scenery on Green st?
  1:30pm SeanG:

REX!! keep rocking!
  Swag For Life Member 1:31pm JG:

Rex, the yokels of Richmond County welcome you!
Avatar 1:32pm Rex:

EFD- I thank you from one radio non-professional to another...
  1:34pm David in London:

If I owned a pig I would undoubtably call it Porky Freeman.
Avatar 1:34pm Mailman Tom:

Was that the voice of Arnold Stang?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:34pm Handy Haversack:

Kate just surprised me with Saturday exercises! The dog is looking at me like I'm an idiot. Send help!
  1:35pm Don F.:

Where Kill Van Kull enters Upper NY Bay.
Avatar 1:37pm Rex:

Yes! That is the great Arnold Stang!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:39pm Greg from ZONE 5:

Afternoon, Fools!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:39pm mariano:

Hand: invoke the name of Porky Freeman!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:39pm mariano:

Sorry, *Handy.
  1:39pm Papito:

Night of the Hunter was the only movie directed by the great actor Charles Laughton !
Avatar 1:40pm Rex:

Howdy, Greg! Just keepin' it stupid here on a Saturday afternoon...
  1:42pm David in London:

Yes Mariano, good idea. Handy, just confidently “Porky Freeman forbids it!”
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:42pm SeanG:

K-DOE!
  1:42pm Cool Hands Luke:

BEST SONG EVER
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:42pm mariano:

Hah! This is making me think of Cheech & Chong's version of "I've Been Framed".
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:42pm Handy Haversack:

Oh, I had my revenge -- pulled my boxers ALLLLLLLLL the way up and tucked my T-shirt into them when we reached the squats portion of the torture. Good luck doing curls while laughing too hard to see, Kate!
  1:43pm David in London:

There’s a good Laughton / Mitchum story that involves the latter putting his todger in a hot dog bun.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:43pm radioronan:

Geez @Handy - now I feel gulity for not being able to help a neighbor in need.
Avatar 1:43pm Rex:

Luke- That Clarence Samuels 45 is outta Brooklyn!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:45pm mariano:

Since it's Robert Mitchum, I believe it, David.
Avatar 1:45pm kyle a.:

Is it time to dust off the Robert Mitchum calypso album?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:46pm mariano:

Apparently Count Demon and band also went by Count Demon And His Four Members. Kind of a disturbing name!
Avatar 1:47pm Rex:

Let us not forget Bob Mitchum warbling through a fine version of "Little Old Wine Drinker Me"...
  1:47pm Cool Hands Luke:

REX - 368 Putnam Ave!!!
  1:47pm David in London:

Kyle a, yes for sure!

Mariano - yikes, that’s a frightening moniker.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:48pm Handy Haversack:

Gonna put in 45 mins. in the yard!
  1:48pm egould310:

I want bbq, now.
  1:49pm Cool Hands Luke:

Around the corner from Peaches HotHouse
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:49pm mariano:

I learned only in the last few years that in the 50s or early 60s, my grandfather and a couple of friends briefly owned a night club in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, and on opening night they dressed in grass-skirt drag and lip-synced to a track from Mitchum's calypso album. There's a brief glimpse of it on some of the family Super-8 archive, but alas no sound.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:49pm SeanG:

rib tips!
  1:52pm Cool Hands Luke:

Serious (kinda) question - Does the 45 of Slippity exist? I've been searching for years and I've only ever seen pictures of it...???
  1:53pm David in London:

Mariano, I think you need to honour your forebears and record some sound for it yourself..!
Avatar 1:55pm Rex:

The Slippity 45 does indeed exist! I've got it in my mitts right now! But now back to the fresh, hot cookies!
  1:56pm Jett:

Can that Count Demon track be found on a re-issue cd compilation anywhere?
  1:57pm Cool Hands Luke:

Tasty biscuits in the oven AND on the record machines!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:59pm Pedro in Arlington:

Need to get the Army Air Corps to drop some reverb on Staten Island.
  1:59pm egould310:

Bold. Brassy. Unmistakably sexy promo. “Oh, yeah!” gets me every time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:59pm Greg from ZONE 5:

Oh, this is a joint…
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:59pm mariano:

David: That's been a long-term plan of mine for a while. There's 10 hours of footage, covering 1958-1980, with some great footage of Honduras and New Orleans (plus a bit of NYC, DC, and some other parts of the US). It's just screaming for a period-appropriate soundtrack. I personally love the 70s footage most of all, when everyone was dressed like extras in Boogie Nights ;)
Avatar 2:02pm Rex:

Pedro- No reverb as of now...waiting for a major grant from the NEA...
  2:03pm P-90:

Big thumbs up for the Hi Fidelities!
  2:04pm David in London:

Mariano, wow, that’s quite a treasure trove. It’s the kind of project that might take some effort, but once completed you’d never ever be sorry that you’d invested in it. Agreed on the 70s clobber, it was just a glorious time for people looking cool and utterly ridiculous simultaneously.
  Swag For Life Member 2:05pm Kotzwinkled:

Rex do you know Bobby Lounge? Closes out Jazz Fest every second Sunday in NOLA. Gets wheeled on stage in an iron lung, accompanied by aloof nurses. You...would dig.
Avatar 2:05pm Rex:

Jett- I don't think anyone has the nerve to reissue Count Demon...
  2:06pm Hackensack Slim:

I can smell 'em sizzlin' in the pan.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:06pm jmd:

Whoa! It's no Chicken Pot Pie, but it's dang close. Nice one!
  2:07pm Papito:

My skull is hollow so I hear Rex in echo in there !
  2:08pm egould310:

I want pork chops, grits n gravy, and collard greens. Great song, Rex.
  2:09pm MplsCoco:

♥️♥️♥️♥️
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:09pm Melissa Jean:

awwww woof woof
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:10pm Handy Haversack:

And WFMU and Rex and his dog are OUTSIDE with me and my dog!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:10pm mariano:

David: the absolute highlight is my late great-uncle Tony in a loud Qiana shirt and beige polyester trousers dancing the bump with my muumuu-clad grandmother.
  2:11pm Don F.:

listener - "Hey Wolfman - what radio do you listen to?"
wolfman - "Zenith"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:13pm dave wuz here:

walking the dog is all i do
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:14pm radioronan:

Saturday is the woof of the moo.
Avatar 2:15pm Dominick:

Who boy!
  2:15pm Doug in JC:

Trip to Shopping Cart Swamp complete
  2:16pm David in London:

Mariano, ha ha. And with all the static from that polyester they could have gone up in flames at any moment!
  2:17pm Noel:

Did Durante just say "insurdity?"
Avatar 2:22pm kyle a.:

look out for that bat!
Avatar 2:23pm Rex:

Screech!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:25pm VincentNifigance:

‘Gruesome’ by Mark Evans was amazing. Where can I get hold of a copy of that?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:27pm mariano:

Wait, is it Mark or Mike Evans? www.discogs.com...
Avatar 2:27pm Rex:

Alas...Gruesome was included on this years Fool's Paradise premium CD "Only The Ugly"...
  2:27pm David in London:

Hey Vince. How are you sir?
Avatar 2:28pm Rex:

Mariano - It is Mike Evans. Damn auto-correct!
Avatar 2:29pm Juke Joint Jonny:

Currently reading the first Tarzan Of The Apes novel by Edgar Rice Borroughs, and boy howdy, that is some crazy action packed racist nonsense!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:29pm mariano:

I think auto-correct does that kind of stuff on purpose, Rex.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:30pm Baja Joe:

Great show Rex. Hello from Great Kills Staten Island
Avatar 2:32pm Rex:

Baja Joe- Howdy from St George!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:34pm KevinfromBayRidge:

And a Cross-Harbor Hello, Rex et al!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:34pm mariano:

JJJ: Oh, I bet there's some classic cringe material in those books. Used to have a set of the 1911 Britannica and some of the articles in there, particularly on African and West Indian countries... wow. A must-read for anyone who thinks the racism of the past has been exaggerated.
Avatar 2:36pm kyle a.:

Dave Lubner, thriving in isolation since 1974
Avatar 2:37pm Rex:

Lubner lovers unite!!
  2:39pm Dr. Daisuke Serizawa:

WFMUUUUUUUUUU!!!
Avatar 2:39pm betocobra:

Great show, having a blast down in Ciudad de Panama, Panama!!
  2:40pm OKI DOG:

St. George, on the northeast tip of Staten Island, is the most densely populated neighborhood in the borough and traces its history back to the time of the founding fathers.

This Afternoon
Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Breezy, with a west wind around 23 mph.

Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 41. West wind 6 to 11 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:42pm mariano:

¡Buenas tardes Panamá de parte de un catracho!
Avatar 2:44pm Peter from Dover NJ:

Hey Rex and everyone. A most rocking set, Rex.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:44pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Not bad on the leeward side(backyard) of my house. Early March(lion) in the front. Nice seeing the sugar snap peas chutes comin' up!
Avatar 2:44pm Rex:

Hola Panama!
Avatar 2:45pm betocobra:

Buenas tardes Mariano!!
Acá pasando la cuarentena con bueeena música!
Hola REX
Avatar 2:46pm Rex:

Thanks to Ruth back at WFMU for making sure this nonsense hits the airwaves!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:50pm mariano:

Yes, huzzah for Ruth! ¡Viva Ruth!
Avatar 2:50pm Ruth Booth:

Happy to be here!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:51pm listener 126464:

Momma says thanks Rex.
Avatar 2:52pm Rex:

Anything for you, Momma!
  2:52pm Ray:

Thanks a lot for another great show, Rex!!!!!!!!
Avatar 2:54pm betocobra:

yeah Ruth!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:55pm Handy Haversack:

This was great, Rex -- couldn't even tell it was from Satan Island -- OR COULD YOU?!

Thanks so much to you and Ruth!
  2:55pm David in London:

Great show Rex.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:56pm radioronan:

Thanks Rex & Ruth in the booth - Until next week. Be well y'all!
  2:56pm egould310:

Thanks, Rex. Thanks, Ruth. Team work makes the dream work. Great show.

Everyone stay well and be fools!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:56pm Nardo:

Super show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:57pm mariano:

Really amazing show today, Rex, really hit the spot. Take care everyone, stay safe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:57pm Pedro in Arlington:

Just spoke to President Truman. A B-25 with reverb on its way to SI.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:58pm Melissa Jean:

thanks Rex!
  2:58pm Mike Sin:

Great job, Rex!
  3:51pm sufferwords:

thanks for the attempt at going live- we get it- stay safe is all we get these days- it’s enough
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