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May 30, 2020
Options May 30, 2020 The Don Pardo Memorial Playlist
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Artist Track Label Comments Approx. start time
Dennis and the Menaces  Options Drumble   Dot    0:00:00 Pop‑up)  
Louie Wright & Tommy Crabtree music by The Tri-Tones  Options Magic City Twist   Crystal    0:04:59 Pop‑up)  
Jim Gentry and the Gents  Options King Richard   Dawn    0:07:07 Pop‑up)  
The Teen Beats  Options Califf Boogie   Original Sound    0:09:01 Pop‑up)  
The Rebelaires featuring Sammy Smith  Options Satellite Rock   Wee Rebel    0:14:28 Pop‑up)  
Roy Moss with Cliff Allen's Band  Options Wiggle Walkin' Baby   Fascination    0:16:26 Pop‑up)  
Tony and Jackie Lamie with The Swing Kings  Options Wore to a Frazzel   Sunset    0:18:22 Pop‑up)  
Becky Durnning and The Ardees  Options Jimmy Boone   Whip    0:21:40 Pop‑up)  
Al Burnette and his Southern Swingsters  Options Humpty Dumpty   Fortune    0:24:00 Pop‑up)  
Doug Charles  Options Mrs. Smith   Showtime    0:26:01 Pop‑up)  
Jay Stutes (Mr. Sugar Bee) and all the Sugar Bees  Options Coming Home   Goldband    0:31:04 Pop‑up)  
Merrill Moore  Options Down the Road A Piece   Capitol    0:33:33 Pop‑up)  
Lefty Pritchett  Options Vietnam Rotation Blues   Dee Lark    0:35:42 Pop‑up)  
Danny Barrett and the Blazers  Options Marker 593   M and L    0:38:33 Pop‑up)  
Billy La Mont  Options Country Boy   Okeh    0:47:29 Pop‑up)  
Pee Wee Kingsley  Options Flippin And A Floppin   Music City    0:50:05 Pop‑up)  
Mr, Wiggles  Options T. Model Ford   Raven    0:52:14 Pop‑up)  
Mercy Dee and Lady Fox  Options Get To Gettin'   Specialty    0:54:22 Pop‑up)  
Frank Frost  Options Jelly Roll King   Phillips    0:57:44 Pop‑up)  
Bob Gaddy   Options Slow Down Baby   Harlem    1:00:24 Pop‑up)  
Lionel Torrence  Options Saka   Excello    1:02:41 Pop‑up)  
Johnny Otis with The Jayos  Options Tough Enough   Dig    1:08:40 Pop‑up)  
The Dukes  Options Groceries, Sir   Flip    1:10:51 Pop‑up)  
The Sharps  Options Shufflin'   Aladdin    1:12:55 Pop‑up)  
The Thrillers  Options The Drunkard   Big Town    1:16:21 Pop‑up)  
The Leaders  Options Stormy Weather   Glory    1:19:52 Pop‑up)  
Les & The Jokers  Options Get On The Phone   Squire    1:25:31 Pop‑up)  
Ernie Cast and The Honeycones  Options Betty Morretti   Ember    1:27:19 Pop‑up)  
Teen-Beats  Options Live Like A King   Las Vegas Strip  "Living in a room without curtains"  1:30:39 Pop‑up)  
The Fabulous Wanderers  Options I'm A Road Runner   Midessa    1:32:03 Pop‑up)  
The Crestones  Options She's A Bad Motorcycle   Markie    1:34:56 Pop‑up)  
The Central High School Cafeteria Band  Options First Rhapsody for Knives, Forks and Spoons - Part 1 (First Movement, Allegro Con Beat)   Amy    1:37:05 Pop‑up)  
The Vandals  Options I Saw Her In A Mustang   Tiara    1:42:10 Pop‑up)  
The Royalites  Options Dance Time   Mojak    1:45:10 Pop‑up)  
Satch Arnold  Options On The Run   Louis    1:47:13 Pop‑up)  
The String Rays  Options Ele-Phink   Lawn    1:49:21 Pop‑up)  
The Coachmen  Options Mr. Moon   Bear    1:52:14 Pop‑up)  
Carl Shook  Options Broadcaster's Prayer   Radio Ridge    1:56:49 Pop‑up)  

Listener comments!

Avatar 1:01pm Rex:

Astro-Space Helmets ON!!
  1:02pm davefromtoronto:

hair greased. morals unzipped. brow lowered - let's do this!
  1:03pm spodiodi:

greetings, space captain, Rex. helmet locked.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:03pm Handy Haversack:

Rex! Fools! Paradisiacs!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:06pm common:

Rex, all
  1:08pm Andres:

Good afternoon Rex and Fools!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:14pm listener 126464:

Hi Rex, everyone
  1:17pm Papito:

I went to sleep in the Real World and woke up in Fools Paradise! Can I stay here Forever and Ever Mr. Serling!?
Avatar 1:18pm Mailman Tom:

Up until 1970, Memorial Day was celebrated on today's date: May 30th
Avatar 1:22pm Juke Joint Jonny:

Buenas tardes los Fools
  1:23pm davefromtoronto:

YAY! my fantasy girlfriend...
  1:24pm David in London:

Momma! Hello Rex and assorted Fools. Handy, spodiodi et al.
Avatar 1:26pm Mailman Tom:

We all love Humpty Dumpty!
  1:27pm spodiodi:

humpty dumpty <3
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:32pm Mister Dobalina:

Rex, always playing solid hits!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:33pm Handy Haversack:

That was a fantastic dedication.

Hey, David.
  1:33pm Ojai John:

We are waiting for you Rosemary!
Avatar 1:33pm Rex:

Check out this great video of the Crazy Cajun on the air!
www.youtube.com...
  1:33pm spodiodi:

hi David!
Avatar 1:34pm Mad_Music_Man:

Scratch that washboard!!
  1:36pm spodiodi:

nice link, Rex (a little Closed Captioning might be in order :)
  1:37pm Papito:

Rosemary, Orlanda and Perry are definitely innocent of all crimes and charges! I'll be waiting their release, sitting in my cherry red Mustang at the prison exit gates!
Avatar 1:38pm Rex:

Yeah...lotsa of graduate-level Cajun patois!
  1:45pm spodiodi:

for the life of me, i cant figure out what he's saying about midnight (~1:00-1:10)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:45pm listener 126464:

back from Italian deli with a parsley cheese sausage wheel
Avatar 1:47pm kyle a.:

huh. always assumed jimmy pardo and don pardo were related. nope! another lesson learned!
  1:47pm spodiodi:

"(?) ... that's a ? midnight where I come from..."
  1:48pm spodiodi:

rip, Don Pardo
  1:50pm Jett:

Keep on Rex- ing it up!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:53pm Mister Dobalina:

M O M M A !
  1:53pm Dave Miss:

KDoe! I’m cocky but I’m good.
Avatar 1:54pm Hubig Pie:

Burn K-doe, burn
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:57pm Handy Haversack:

Fool's Paradise was already providing an excellent soundtrack to the extremely awkward mourning dove courting going on back here, but this tune is a capper!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:59pm lukavino:

my dear uncle/godfather still lives in Harvey, IL. can’t speak to the bbq joint, though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:13pm Marley P. Dogg:

I thought they were singing napalm in the beginning of this song for a second
Avatar 2:16pm Hubig Pie:

I used to get flyers from a local grocery - 10 lbs of neck bones, 5 lbs of pickle meat, 5 lbs hot sausage, 5 lbs pork steaks and you get a free case of Milwaukee's Best
  2:20pm spodiodi:

pickle meat ftw
Avatar 2:21pm Hackensack Slim:

The Thrillers have kind of an uptempo melody to the refrain considering the subject matter.
Avatar 2:21pm Hubig Pie:

Spodiodi, it flavors your red beans
  2:23pm spodiodi:

i love red beans, dirty rice, and pickles too, Hubig (and pie)
  2:23pm The Butterman:

Love that Pink Pussycat wine spot. Haven’t heard that in years!
  2:23pm spodiodi:

well, i love all beans
  2:23pm spodiodi:

all food*
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:24pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Getting thirsty over here. Going to go stir up a refreshing glass of Tang before No Brow comes in and helps himself. One hour to blast off!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:24pm Sweet Corn Lizzie:

I didn't miss Ity Bitsy Spider, did I??
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:25pm Pedro in Arlington:

Listening from the upper deck of luxurious Shea. Good view of the Fair but the Mets are getting blanked by a very sharp Gaylord Perry. Not sure who's starting the nightcap.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:25pm Gaylord Fields:

I once had a conversation with John Fogerty where we chatted at length, to our mutual delight, about this particular version of "Stormy Weather"!
  2:25pm spodiodi:

Sweet Corn Lizzie, no, but you missed Humpty Dumpty :|
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:26pm Handy Haversack:

I think the show's working, Rex. The dog is trying to yawn but is actually too lazy right now to get it done.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:27pm Smilty69:

No alcoholic daze for me, Rex!
  2:27pm spodiodi:

hazy shade of 710 here
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:28pm Gaylord Fields:

@Pedro in Arlington: I just checked, and Craig Swan will be pitching the second game.
Avatar 2:30pm Rex:

John Stearns "The Dude" will be behind the plate!
  2:32pm Choggie:

Rex I was listening to one of your archived shows and I took your advice and watched Harold Lloyd Juniors flaming urge it did not disappoint
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:33pm Mister Dobalina:

You've hit on the head, Rex!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:34pm Gaylord Fields:

@Rex: Joe Pignatano is fertilizing the vegetable garden today, so those sitting downwind of the Mets bullpen are forewarned.
  2:34pm David in London:

Gaylord, what was Fogerty like in person? I saw him live here in London a couple of years ago, doing the CCR songbook, and it was an absolute awesome show. And thanks for the 1971 and 1972 show links you gave me a couple of weeks back, outstanding shows both.
Avatar 2:35pm Rex:

Choggie - We're here at WFMU to make sure you make the best entertainment choices possible...
  2:38pm spodiodi:

great The Crestones track
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:38pm Gaylord Fields:

@David: This was during a phone interview at my former day job, and we spent more time talking about cool old R&B 45, including the Leaders' greatest moment, than whatever project he was plugging. It was like hanging out with an old friend. Top three people, when it comes to personability, that I ever interviewed.
  2:38pm Papito:

Dedicated to Suzy Hotrod!
  2:38pm spodiodi:

women on motorcycles <3
  2:38pm Choggie:

And to think that there was a time in Hollywood history where being homosexual was it as bad as being a communist
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:39pm Motobro:

She a baaadddd motorcycle !!!

REXSTER/ Motobro loves them MOTO tunes
  2:39pm spodiodi:

cheers, motobro
  2:40pm spodiodi:

weather is getting nice... i need to fix my fork seals, and escape this prison
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:41pm Motobro:

Hello Spodiodi,
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:42pm Handy Haversack:

Moto! Fancy meeting you here!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:43pm Motobro:

Handy !!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:43pm Mister Dobalina:

We got a M o M M a! Finally!!!!!!
  2:44pm davefromtoronto:

did he say "whole lotta poontang???"
  2:44pm David in London:

Gaylord. That’s excellent news. It’s always nice when musicians you admire turn out to be decent people to boot.

Hey Motobro.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:44pm Motobro:

Spode, get them sells selaed and go ride that thang
  2:45pm Sylvia's Mother:

Whoa! This is RACY!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:45pm Motobro:

DAVE !!
  2:46pm Andres:

I'm hip to these here The Vandals!
  2:46pm davefromtoronto:

Motobro!!!
Avatar 2:47pm Hackensack Slim:

Who says lunkhead rock can't be lyrically profound? Good job Vandals.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:47pm Pedro in Arlington:

Downpour and there's trouble with the tarp. Westrum and Doug Harvey really getting into it. Maybe because the mound is a mess and they still have a second game to play.
  2:48pm spodiodi:

i think i'll order them today, motobro. i've only been out for essential errands across town and back since late fall
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:48pm Gaylord Fields:

@David: They aren't always, I don't think I need to tell you! But what's equally rewarding is when ones you don't admire are good guys, like James Taylor. Similar to my experience with Fogerty, we talked more about baseball than his snoozy songs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:48pm Motobro:

Dave From T !!
  2:48pm spodiodi:

MOPAR = mostly old parts and rust!
my money is on the Chevys
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:49pm Mister Dobalina:

Don't forget to watch the rocket launch soon.
  2:50pm spodiodi:

i'll probably forget
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:50pm Sweet Corn Lizzie:

Yakity Sax-ish riff in the background, nice
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:50pm Motobro:

Mopars are cool, Fords are fun, but Chevys rule.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:50pm Gaylord Fields:

@Pedro in Arlington: At least we get to hear Jane Jarvis play "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head"!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:50pm Mister Dobalina:

bit.ly...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:51pm Sweet Corn Lizzie:

Dave I heard "whole lotta poontang" too. It does rhyme with Mustang.
Avatar 2:51pm Mailman Tom:

Bullseye!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:51pm radioronan:

Another fine Sat program, Rex..thank you for bringing it to our ears all these years..until next time...sporks..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:52pm listener 126464:

what happened to the chevy?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:52pm Gaylord Fields:

@Sweet Corn Lizzie: It's a song with a message, and that message is "always carry a portable toothbrush."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:53pm Motobro:

Spodi, get out on the bike and get some fresh air. The quarantine thing is getting old.
Avatar 2:53pm Hackensack Slim:

@Sweet Corn Which was followed by "Her name was Lisa, What a Piece a" That's Poetry.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:54pm Lisboner Pasc:

Great show! Greetings from Portugal :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:55pm listener 126464:

Thank you Rex and everyone at world headquarters.
  2:55pm David in London:

Gaylord. I once interviewed a musician, how shall we say, who was filed under the ‘now a cult, but never achieved as much in their day as they should have’ and he was such a taciturn and monosyllabic bugger that I’d couldn’t help but think “Hmmm, maybe there’s at least a partial explanation of that lack of success here”....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:55pm Handy Haversack:

Thanks, Rex! Thanks Skeleton Ruth!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:56pm Gaylord Fields:

@David: I appreciate your sense of propriety.
Avatar 2:56pm Rex:

Thanks for tuning in everyone! And thanks as always to Ruth back at WFMU Master Control for beaming this glorious mess into deep space!
  2:56pm spodiodi:

thanks, Rex!
goodbye, Spaceman
  2:57pm Papito:

Take your mask off..you ain't the Lone Ranger!
  2:57pm spodiodi:

thanks, Ruth!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:58pm Gaylord Fields:

Thanks, Rex! I come here for the music, but I stay for the Wes Westrum reference.
Avatar 2:58pm Hubig Pie:

Amen
  2:58pm WM:

Rex, where did you find this broadcaster's prayer?
  2:58pm David in London:

Thanks for removing my brow once again, Rex.
  2:58pm Andres:

Great show today, Rex! Inspirational words and music throughout!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:58pm Mister Dobalina:

Gracias, Rex.. you're a gem in the rough!
  2:58pm Papito:

Gbye you bunch of crazy freaks...have fun!
Avatar 2:58pm Juke Joint Jonny:

Well, I think we can all say, "Mission accomplished, Rex."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:58pm Motobro:

Thank you Rex for another fine radio program.
Avatar 2:59pm Rex:

You can put your high brows back now!
  2:59pm Sylvia's Mother:

Dave's on Thursdays! Not Saturdays!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:59pm Handy Haversack:

Not even sure anymore where I'm supposed to put a brow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:00pm Gaylord Fields:

@Sylvia's Mother: Unless you're a dog.
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