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April 18, 2020
Options April 18, 2020 The Barbara Lang Memorial Playlist
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Artist Track Label Comments Approx. start time
The Storms  Options Makin' Out   Titan    0:00:00 Pop‑up)  
The Cruisers  Options Just Cruisin' Around   DJB    0:04:42 Pop‑up)  
Critiques  Options Go-Tee   Vargo    0:07:12 Pop‑up)  
Rodney And The Blazers  Options War Path   Kampus    0:09:23 Pop‑up)  
Jay Haggard  Options Tom Cat   Daja    0:14:31 Pop‑up)  
The Storms (w/ Carl Groves)  Options Canteen Baby   Musicale    0:17:02 Pop‑up)  
Phil Campos  Options Street Fight   Impact    0:19:37 Pop‑up)  
Johnnie Honeycutt  Options Blue Songs Of Love   Teenage    0:21:32 Pop‑up)  
Dick Miller  Options Now I'm Gone   Aggie    0:23:50 Pop‑up)  
Neal Jones  Options Playing It Cool   Columbia    0:25:56 Pop‑up)  
Leon Starr  Options Honey Child   Millionaire    0:28:05 Pop‑up)  
Herman   Options He's A Cat   Million    0:34:44 Pop‑up)  
Huey Smith And His Rhythm Aces   Options Everybody's Whalin   Ace    0:37:00 Pop‑up)  
Frankie Lee Sims  Options Rhumba My Boogie   Specialty    0:39:16 Pop‑up)  
Jimmy Newsome  Options Do That Thing   MGM    0:41:42 Pop‑up)  
Andre Williams (Mr Rhythm)  Options Pass the Biscuits Please   Fortune    0:44:26 Pop‑up)  
The Jordon Brothers  Options Basin Street Rumble   Jordan    0:47:54 Pop‑up)  
The Turbans  Options B-I-N-G-O   Herald    0:53:11 Pop‑up)  
Tha Chandeliers  Options Dancin In The Congo   Angletone    0:56:37 Pop‑up)  
The Fiestas  Options Dollar Bill   Old Town    0:57:31 Pop‑up)  
Little Chico and The Corondolays  Options Little Green Men   Style    1:00:10 Pop‑up)  
Doc and the Dolphins  Options Topless Bathing Suit   Dino    1:02:36 Pop‑up)  
Jerry and the Upbeats  Options Do The Crow   United Artists    1:07:23 Pop‑up)  
The Rocks  Options Love City   Gold Master    1:09:39 Pop‑up)  
The Tampellas  Options I Love Girls   Kool    1:11:44 Pop‑up)  
The Sha-Dels  Options Hand Jive   IGL    1:14:04 Pop‑up)  
The Stingrays  Options I'm Gonna Surprise You   Saturn    1:16:54 Pop‑up)  
Johnny and the Velvetones  Options S.O.S.   Jerden    1:19:51 Pop‑up)  
Slim Jim  Options Lilly, Lilly   Laurie    1:22:44 Pop‑up)  
The Mad Men  Options Alfred E Gous Surfin'   Dollar    1:27:38 Pop‑up)  
The Rhythm Rockers  Options Bad News   Copper    1:30:31 Pop‑up)  
Big Daddy G  Options Big Berry (Boss Man Guitar)   Hyland    1:32:49 Pop‑up)  
Charlie Gracie  Options W-Wow   Felsted    1:34:17 Pop‑up)  
The Kornerstones  Options Doing The Rat Fink   E & M    1:36:55 Pop‑up)  
Richie Richardson  Options The Frog   Spotlight     1:40:00 Pop‑up)  
The Nite Owls  Options The Hip Monkey   Take 3  For Spazz!!  1:45:20 Pop‑up)  
Betty Renne and the Thrillettes  Options You Ain't Such A Much   Lawn    1:48:01 Pop‑up)  
Louis Gray  Options Up Above Their Knees   Era    1:49:52 Pop‑up)  
James Brown and the Famous Flames  Options Maybe The Last Time   Smash    1:52:47 Pop‑up)  
Ann Clark  Options Those Lonely Nights   Ace    1:54:53 Pop‑up)  

Listener comments!

Avatar 1:01pm Rex:

Time to saddle-up, buckaroos!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:01pm Handy Haversack:

Hey, Rex! Hello, Fools! Another day for me and you in Paradise!
Avatar 1:01pm Joe B:

I WILL get Fooled again!
  1:02pm choggie:

Rickety, rackety, rackety REX!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:03pm Kevin-san:

*raises hand* Why ARE we gathered here? Oh, right, that plague...
  1:04pm dana:

Good afternoon all
  1:04pm Choggie:

WHOA! Who's the dish with the stellar gams?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:05pm Richard S:

Hello! Let's get ready to SPAZZ!!! ....oh wait, that was the other night.... The days run into each other....
Avatar 1:06pm Mailman Tom:

Barbara Lang made a couple of appearances on the Bob Cummings Show, a pretty good TV series from the 1950s.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:06pm Handy Haversack:

Rex, I checked with the dog -- it's Saturday! We're gonna make a quick beer run and settle in for the rest of the show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:06pm Greg from ZONE 5:

Afternoon, Fools!
Avatar 1:08pm Rex:

Handy- Drinking is advised for the next two hours...
  1:09pm David in London:

Hello Fools. Hi Rex. Hey Handy, status report Greenpoint?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:11pm Handy Haversack:

Hey, David! Brunch Totchos a success, but beer supplies are low -- we shall brave the wilds to the corner and see what we can do! How goes Stoke Newington?
  1:11pm egould310:

Kentucky bourbon at 10:10am in Seattle.

Momma!
Avatar 1:13pm spacecowboy:

rodney and the blazers are pretty dam good
  1:13pm DRATSUM:

What movie does the “kick a mudhole” sample come from?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:14pm Greg from ZONE 5:

Yeah, what ABOUT some cat records??
  1:14pm David in London:

Handy, the squirrels have been fed, and fresh supplies of beer and chocolate purchased. So all told, things aren’t too bad today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:17pm Pedro in Arlington:

President Truman promised an Army Air Corps B-25 would airlift reverb to Staten Island. Apparently the pilot got confused and airlifted new cardstock for Strat-o-Matic baseball on LONG Island.
  1:17pm Earth Walker:

Bark howl meow
Ye haaaaa
  1:18pm tater luver:

@hh, what's yr secret for great totchos?
Avatar 1:18pm RetroArt:

Barbara Lang?! "House Of Numbers" is an awesome prison-break flick from 1957 with her and Jack Palance (playing a duo twin brothers role) and Edward Platt (the Chief from "Get Smart") as the hard-assed warden of San Quentin. Worth a viewing.
  1:18pm Papito:

Alone with the HIFI at Full Blast and getting Weird !
Avatar 1:20pm RetroArt:

In the late 1980s I had to commute every day from St. George, S.I. to Manhattan by ferry to go to NYU. Walking that steep hill of Hyatt St during the cold, icy winters was an adventure.
  1:20pm David in London:

There’s probably a supply of Her Majesty’s reverb in Bermuda. I could make a request to have it flown up to Staten Island?

Hey Earth Walker. How are you man?
Avatar 1:22pm woim:

My morals have suspenders....they've been suspended for decades
Avatar 1:22pm Rex:

Dratsum- That "mudhole" clip is the great Slim Pickens in the deeply disturbing movie "Poor Pretty Eddie"
Avatar 1:23pm Juke Joint Jonny:

Got a pork butt stewing on the stove and an oven full a beans. Let's get this show on the road.
Avatar 1:24pm Rex:

Retro- Hyatt Street is as steep as ever!
Avatar 1:24pm Rex:

Retro- Hyatt Street is as steep as ever!
  1:24pm choggie:

@DRATSUM its Slim Pickens from Blazing Saddles
Avatar 1:25pm Rex:

Juke Joint! Send some of that savory pork my way!
Avatar 1:25pm Juke Joint Jonny:

Poor Pretty Eddie takes nerves of steel to sit through
Avatar 1:25pm Juke Joint Jonny:

Will airmail you a taco when it's ready
Avatar 1:26pm Rex:

Yippee! Taco time!
  1:26pm choggie:

ooops, the Rex is more righter! Listen to Rex, he knows all schlock
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:27pm Mister Dobalina:

M O M M A!
Avatar 1:27pm RetroArt:

Rex- I had to trek from the top of the hill on Fort Place all the way down to the Ferry terminal. Rain or shine. The late nights walking back up the hill through that area was...interesting. More like I ran home at night.
Avatar 1:28pm woim:

A taco tune is in order...i just broke a nail on a bbq pistachio and i need to dance it off !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:31pm Handy Haversack:

Was back in time for the wingding! But it takes a full 20 mins. to go to the corner and back and disinfect the beers. But all is well! I'm cracking open a cider. MOMMA, the show sounds great!
  1:35pm Fragonard:

Mamma
Avatar 1:35pm Juke Joint Jonny:

It's a paradox!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:35pm dave wuz here:

ziti the dog would like to complain about "all the godamn cat songs"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:35pm Handy Haversack:

Lulu the cat is pointedly ignoring the whole thing.
Avatar 1:35pm Rex:

I buried the lead! Barbara Lang also dated Elvis!!
Avatar 1:36pm Tony in Durham NC:

Oh my heart be still. Hey, what day is it? Does anybody know anymore!?!?
Avatar 1:37pm RetroArt:

When I was a kid there was a funky chinese restaurant in St. George, maybe on Central Ave, that was even in the late 1970s a place out of another time. Wonder if it is still there? Like a Schezchuan style Brigadoon.
  1:37pm egould310:

My Dog’s a Cat https://youtu.be/jwD6B3dRY8Y
  1:37pm Fragonard:

I met someone who dated Elvis
Avatar 1:37pm Tony in Durham NC:

AM I EVER GETTING BACK TO WILBER'S BBQ?!?!
  1:38pm Fragonard:

(Elvis once had a dog and a cat)
Avatar 1:38pm Rex:

Yes! Wilbur's in Goldsboro...on the way to Kinston
Avatar 1:38pm Juke Joint Jonny:

Check out Barbara Lang getting some inside dope on our air defenses!
i.redd.it...
Avatar 1:40pm woim:

I ate at Wilbur's in 1962...i kinda liked Scott's better tho
  1:40pm WM:

Rex: I finally did some research on one of your film excerpts ("My morals have no zipper...") from The Scarf and discovered that the actress, Mercedes McCambridge, (as I'm sure you know) also provided the voice for the demon Pazuzu in The Exorcist. Thanks for furthering my knowledge of both American musicological and film history.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:41pm Handy Haversack:

Those are some highly weaponized shorts on that flyboy.
  1:42pm Choggie:

Watched The Pushover w Fred Mac Murray and Kim Novak last nite....Ms Novak's hogans looked like they were in 3D!
Avatar 1:43pm Rex:

WM- That's why we're here: To dispense useless knowledge that no one asked for...
  1:43pm Choggie:

....couldn't stop starin'!
Avatar 1:43pm woim:

I always thought that 'zippered morals' remark sounded like Susan Tyrrell
  1:43pm David in London:

WM, MM is also one of the gang of disreputable juveniles who kidnap Janet Leigh in ‘A Touch of Evil ‘.
  1:45pm Choggie:

That flick The Scarf (zipper murals quote) is a great one, hard to find
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:45pm Mister Dobalina:

Wholly Little Lord Fauntleroy, this show has been stellar so far!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:45pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Howdy Rex & Foolish Co. Might have to venture out and get some interesting beverages. Down to Voodoo Ranger, which ain't actually so bad.
Avatar 1:45pm Michael Shelley:

Mmmmm Biscuits....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:45pm Handy Haversack:

Disreputable! That's what they say about the North London Runzas!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:45pm listener 126464:

please biscuits please
Avatar 1:45pm Hackensack Slim:

Oh Yeah! Mr Rhythm!
  1:46pm David in London:

Juke Joint Jonny, that photo is brilliant. And the caption pretty much writes itself.
Avatar 1:46pm woim:

Sop it in Bacon Grease !
  1:46pm David in London:

They do Handy, but never within our earshot, you get me?
Avatar 1:46pm RetroArt:

I am now REALLY hungry
Avatar 1:47pm Juke Joint Jonny:

It's on its way to been a single entendre, David in London!
Avatar 1:47pm Creature Boy:

I honestly don't know why they won't pass this guy a biscuit!
Avatar 1:49pm Hackensack Slim:

@Juke Joint Johnny Sometimes a Nose Cone is just a Nose Cone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:49pm Handy Haversack:

¡Up the Runzas!

That pic's entendre also papers over the fact that American air superiority was apparently achieved through putting pointy sticks on the planes.
  1:52pm WM:

The cultivation of useless knowledge - one of the guiding principles of my life! I was greatly influenced by the essay On the Value of Useless Knowledge by Alfred Jay Nock.
Avatar 1:53pm Juke Joint Jonny:

Good one. Are there any Yahtzee themed jump tunes out there?
Avatar 1:54pm woim:

granmaw woulda boogied to this un fo sho
Avatar 1:56pm Rex:

WM: Disquisitive adoxography! Look it uo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:56pm Doug in JC:

So the biscuit guy was actually a ghost, right?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:59pm Handy Haversack:

That's right, Doug. And the real biscuits were inside us all along.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:00pm Doug in JC:

*cue rainbows and hand holding*
  2:00pm David in London:

I never really knew the value of the biscuit until the biscuit was gone.
Avatar 2:00pm woim:

Sorry Martians , we've already been invaded !
Avatar 2:00pm Hubig Pie:

Scream for your lives, bitches
Avatar 2:04pm woim:

racy race records are the best
Avatar 2:05pm woim:

where are the Corona -delays ?
Avatar 2:06pm RetroArt:

1957's "House Of Numbers" starring Barbara Lang & Jack Palance: youtu.be...
  2:07pm WM:

Adoxography: Beautiful writing on a subject of little or no importance. Another knowledge nugget from Fool's Paradise!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:07pm mariano:

Did somebody say Runzas? Let's rumble!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:09pm Handy Haversack:

Three Runzas -- that's a quorum! It's on!
  2:11pm David in London:

Hey Mariano. Yeah, the Runzas are ready to rumble. (With suitable Link Wray background music).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:13pm Richard S:

Thanks, RetroArt! I have a movie to watch tonight!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:14pm mariano:

A veritable triumvirate -- a trirunzarate! Hi David. I forgot to post this link from the Onion last time we crossed paths, thought you might get a coupla yuks out of it: politics.theonion.com...
Avatar 2:19pm woim:

The ANGELS are practicing anti-social distancing
Avatar 2:23pm RetroArt:

Joe E!
  2:24pm David in London:

Mariano, ha ha, that’s brilliant. Mind you, as I’m gradually transforming into Gandalf the Grey during this lockdown, I probably shouldn’t be throwing any stones in the tonsorial glasshouse!
Avatar 2:25pm woim:

Joe E Joe E ohh baby now
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:26pm Doug in JC:

I played at the Lyndhurst VFW in 1998
Avatar 2:27pm Hubig Pie:

I'm no unibrow either
  2:30pm Papito:

What Me Worry ?
Avatar 2:31pm woim:

Another 'Voltaire ' reference here ...this place is gettin' kinda highbrow for my taste
Avatar 2:32pm Hubig Pie:

All is for the best in the best of all possible worlds
Avatar 2:33pm woim:

zackly
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:33pm mariano:

David/Handy: Every time I see a picture of BoJo I can't help thinking about that line from Withnail & I about "this huge, thatched head". wolm: Voltaire only uses disappearing ink.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:35pm Handy Haversack:

"Geoff Wode is feeling better."
  2:35pm Don F.:

Great Porky chazar imitation.
Avatar 2:36pm woim:

All ink is disappearing, Mariano...
  2:36pm Fragonard:

Tttt-too M-mmuch
  2:39pm David in London:

Mariano, Handy - let’s face it, all roads eventually lead back to W&I. I think we’d better make Grant and McGann honorary Runzas.
Avatar 2:39pm RetroArt:

"FROGS"! The first movie I ever saw.
  2:40pm egould310:

Frogs. Hehehe. Good awful movie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:40pm Handy Haversack:

FROGS! I have seen it.

Yes, David, they are "in the pocket," indeed. Celebratory pairs of LARGE scotches all around!
Avatar 2:40pm RetroArt:

i was 4. yeah. my folks weren't too concerned about "appropriateness" and such.
Avatar 2:41pm JohnEBGood:

Nature strikes back!
Avatar 2:42pm RetroArt:

Saw "FROGS" in a movie theater on S.I.
  2:43pm David in London:

I love creature features with particularly inappropriate animals. Night of the Lepus surely has to be zenith of the genre for me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:43pm mariano:

David: Grant, McGann, then I'd also recommend Jake and the Irish teddy boy.
Avatar 2:44pm JohnEBGood:

Go Dave!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:45pm Handy Haversack:

Runzaic salutations to Dave the Spazz!
Avatar 2:45pm Tony in Durham NC:

The LIVE REX Experience is better than the archive version - and I loves the canned chaos!
Avatar 2:46pm Juke Joint Jonny:

Owls singing about monkeys? What have we become.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:48pm Handy Haversack:

It's the "new normal," @JJJ.
Avatar 2:48pm Juke Joint Jonny:

Why fight it?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:51pm listener 126464:

Thanks Rex & crew!
Avatar 2:51pm Rex:

Thanks again to the mighty Ruth back at WFMU for beaming this mess into outer space!!
  2:52pm David in London:

Great show today Rex, thanks. Runzas, onwards towards TOPT!
Avatar 2:52pm Ruth Booth:

Happy to beam it out there! Rex
Avatar 2:53pm woim:

Re put some thot into this one
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:53pm Handy Haversack:

Over so soon? We was just getting set to rumble!

Thanks, Rex! Sounded great! Thanks, Ruth!
Avatar 2:54pm BEAVO:

Every day is a day to everyone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:54pm common:

Rex. All
  2:55pm Papito:

Thanx of the Cheesy Greasy Sleazy event REX !!!
Avatar 2:55pm woim:

Warblin' Ann Clark
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:55pm mariano:

Thanks Rex, Ruth, and other skeletons, take care everyone!
Avatar 2:56pm Rex:

Until next week, I bid you adieu...
Avatar 2:57pm woim:

Remain where you are , til...?
Avatar 2:57pm JohnEBGood:

Great show Rex Thanx
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:58pm Greg from ZONE 5:

Thanks, Rex!
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