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Options December 25, 2009: Poor Boy

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Artist Track Album Label Comments
Big Guitars from Texas  Boomerang   Options Big Guitars from Texas  Rykodisc  Twang for the holidays! 
King Sunny Ade  Sunny Special Medley   Options Gems from the Classic Years  Shanachie  Four songs from "Gems from the Classic Years (1967-1974)" on Shanachie. Songs are "Sunny Special/Owo Ko Nife/Awon Ti Won Yo/Alhaja Bintu" 
Bembeya Jazz  Sanfaran   Options Bembeya  World Village  "The toast of Conakry, Guinea" according to the CD notes. From their 2002 album on World Village Music 
Tuatara  Breaking the Ethers/Serengeti   Options Breaking the Ethers  Epic  Rockers stretch: This is the first album this combo did and it's not REM. 
Grateful Dead  Jam Out of Terrapin   Options So Many Roads  Arista  Can't find their "Serengeti" but this will do. 
Olatunji  Beat of My Drum   Options Drums of Passion: The Beat  Rykodisc  Babatunde Olatunji (1927-2002) is the guy who turned lots of people onto African drums; this is from a 1989 CD produced by Mickey Hart: "Drums of Passion: The Beat" 
Babatunde Olatunji  Watusi   Options Healing Session  Narada  Background music, from the meditative "Healing Session" on Narada (2003) 
John Handy   Afro Wiggle   Options Hard Work  ABC Impulse  Fine sax player who, at least in the 80s, lived in East Orange; this is from his "Hard Work" album on ABC Records (1976) 
Steve Turre  Since I Fell For You   Options Rhythm Within  Antilles  Steve is playing trombone and shells on this cool cover; I love his "Rhythm Within" album, filled with clever jazz tunes and carribean grooves 
Maxine Nightingale  Right Back Where We Started From   Options 45 rpm single  United Artists  I found this 45 somewhere. 
Los Juniors  Tercera Piedra en El Sol   Options Back to Peru, Vol 2  Vampisoul  Wow. From a collection of Peruvian pop & rock on Vampisoul: "Back to Peru" (2009) 
Pere Ubu  Cry   Options London Texas  ReR  A 1989 London recording, recently issued on ReR: "London Texas" 
Little Axe  Out in the Cold Rain & Snow   Options The House That Wolf Built  Okeh  From "The House That Wolf Built" where they take the blues and mess with it (Okeh, 1994) 
Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs  Memphis Beat   Options Wooly Bully  MGM  Texas rockers play around: Chicanos acting like Arabs. Go figure! 
Bobby Fuller Four  Let Her Dance   Options Never to Be Forgotten  Del-Fi  Didja see "The Fantastic Mr. Fox"-- great flick, great music. They played this during the credits. 
Young Fresh Fellows  Shakedown   Options Our Favorite Texan: Bobby Fuller Four-Ever!  Zoe  From an album of Bobby Fuller covers: "Our Favorite Texan: Bobby Fuller Four-Ever!" 
Incredible Casuals  Rockhouse   Options Our Favorite Texan: Bobby Fuller Four-Ever!  Zoe  Our pals from Cape Cod, also covering Bobby Fuller 
The Fathoms  Walk Don't Run   Options Swingin' Creepers  MuSick  Ventures covers 
Lazy Lester  Sugar Coated Love   Options Roll Your Moneymaker: Early Black Rock'n Roll: 1948-1958  Trikont  Trikont put out this amazing collection of 24 killer tunes: "Roll Your Moneymaker: Early Black Rock'n Roll: 1948-1958" with all the best blues players, Lazy Lester among them 
Johnny Guitar Watson  Space Guitar   Options Roll Your Moneymaker: Early Black Rock'n Roll: 1948-1958  Trikont  This guy can play. 
The Black Keys  Midnight in Her Eyes   Options Thickfreakness  Fat Possum  Abbie picked this one 
The Shower Scene from Psycho  Purple Haze   Options Exploding Hits!  Omni Recording Company  The album has a sticker on it that reads: "Post Psyche Bubblegum Meltdown" 
Big Brother & The Holding Company  Combination of the Two   Options Cheap Thrills  Columbia  Scratchy vinyl & torn sleeve for James Gurley, RIP. 
Yo Gabba Gabba  Yo Gabba Gabba! Theme   Options Soundtrack: Yo Gabba Gabba  Filter  Clever kids show with catchy music. It's Abbie's fault. 
Of Montreal  Brush Brush Brush   Options Soundtrack: Yo Gabba Gabba  Filter  It ain't Greazy Kids Stuff but it'll do 
Chromeo  Nice 'N' Clean   Options Soundtrack: Yo Gabba Gabba  Filter   
Ultimate Breaks & Beats  Hand Clapping Song   Options Ultimate Breaks & Beats Instrumentals Vol 2  Traffic  This is a cover of a Meters number 
Dr. John   Xmas in New Orleans   Options Zu Zu Man  Trip  Instrumental version, from "Zu Zu Man" on Trip Records out of Linden, NJ-- no date. 
Fernest & the Thunders  Party Down   Options Zydeco Thunder  Greybeard  I saw these guys in the early 80s, at a roadhouse deep in the swamps of St. Mary's Parish in Louisiana. Country folks drinking beer and having a good time. 
Dr. John   Xmas in New Orleans   Options Zu Zu Man  Trip  Vocal version 
Shel Silverstein  Goin' Down to Texas   Options The Great Conch Train Robbery  Flying Fish  Wise-ass cartoonist turns country songwriter-- and the rest is history. Hard to beat clever tunes & a top notch band:"I think I'll go down to Texas and be one more horse's ass." 
Chris Gaffney  See the Big Man Cry   Options Loser's Paradise  Hightone  Great country cover, from the late lamented Chris Gaffney-- from the excellent album he fronted back in 1995 
Dee Mullins  Big Man   Options The Continuing Story  Omni Recording Company  A song for the non-believers! Get with the program, folks, or you'll be struck down by lightening. That's my last warning. 
Dwight Yoakum   King of the Fools   Options This Time  Reprise  This album is a country classic: great band, good lyrics, sweet voice. And a nice hat. 
Johnny Cash  Lucky Old Sun   Options American III: Solitary Man  American Recordings LLC  Maybe JC is rolling around heaven all day. 
Les Six Trognes  Rockabilly   Options French Rock'n Roll 1956-1959  Born Bad Records  Cheesy French rock, if you'll pardon the expression 
John Prine & Iris Dement  Let's Invite Them Over   Options in Spite of Ourselves  Cowboy Records  A 1999 CD of duets, with Lucinda Williams, Emmylou Harris, Patty Loveless and others 
Dee Mullins  Look Away Mama   Options The Continuing Story  Omni Recording Company  Oops. Wrong CD; that's what I get for badmouthing the guy. 
EC Ball  Introduction   Options Face a Frowning World: An E.C. Ball Memorial Album  Tomkins Square  Country gospel tribute 
Handsome Family  Jenny Jenkins   Options Face a Frowning World: An E.C. Ball Memorial Album  Tomkins Square   
Richard Dyer-Bennet  Poor Boy   Options Richard Dyer-Bennet  Richard Dyer-Bennet Records  It was August 1955 when this English "tenor accompanying himself on the classic Spanish guitar" recorded this album of traditional folk songs with Rudy Van Gelder 
Dave Van Ronk  Jersey Girl   Options To All My Friends In Far-Flung Places  Gazell  This will have to do; see you next time. Email me at stevek@wfmu.org with comments and suggestions for next show (New Year's Day, 9-noon) 

Listener comments!

  Fri. 12/25/09 12:15pm Chip:

Feliz Navidad
  Fri. 12/25/09 12:16pm annie:

  Fri. 12/25/09 12:21pm steve k:

Hey, good morning. Keep those cards and letters coming. Let's chat all. Chip, como estas?! See you soon.
  Fri. 12/25/09 12:25pm Bad Ronald:

Merry Krinsky Everyone!
  Fri. 12/25/09 12:34pm Chip:

Muy bien. ¿Y tú? Esperamos verlo pronto.
  Fri. 12/25/09 12:56pm muhrvis:

Happy Grinchmas, solstice, Saturnalia...
  Fri. 12/25/09 1:21pm empty_pockets:

Great tunes, looking forward to the rest of the show.
  Fri. 12/25/09 1:35pm berlusconi's nose:

buon giorno!
  Fri. 12/25/09 2:03pm goo:

kindergarden rock!
  Fri. 12/25/09 2:27pm goo:

go dwight!
  Fri. 12/25/09 2:31pm steve krinsky:

JC doing this song is a spiritual experience, no? If you don't agree, you won't be struck down by lightening. It's okay.
  Fri. 12/25/09 2:32pm Lou Monte:

Ogni sera quell esce quannu a casa e` scura
Indu u mienzu ra cucina abballa sulu sulu
ma pare nu malandrino pura a gata ‘ssa paura

Peppino u suricillo ma fattu scubari`,
Mannaggia u suricillo a ca` si ‘nna dda` i
Stasira inda cucina nu pocu e vino aggia` lassa`
E quannu si mbriaga a Peppino aggia` ngappa`

Ma tu chi si …Siciliano?

Ma come finiu? … a schifio?!!

Chello nun gi piace u formaggio American
Chello va truvannu nu poco e parmungianu
Se fattu chiatto chiatto cu sta vita buona
E quannu chill cammina pare proprio nu galanduomu

Mannaggia u suricillo a ca` si ‘nna dda` i
Stasira inda cucina nu pocu e vino aggia` lassa`
E quannu si mbriaga a Peppino aggia` ngappa`

Oooo mannaggia u suricillo mma scasciato a mano

O sole mio...

Eh malandrino!
  Fri. 12/25/09 2:33pm berlusconi's nose:

@ lou monte, buon giorno!!!
  Fri. 12/25/09 2:34pm steve krinsky:

Is this worth getting translated?
  Fri. 12/25/09 2:35pm berlusconi's nose:

you don't want to know what it says, steve
  Fri. 12/25/09 2:38pm Peppino:

Ladies and Gentlemen my name is Peppino the Little Mouse.

And what an eggplant!

Peppino o you little mouse o won't you go away,
Find yourself another house to run around and play
You scare my girl you eat my cheese you even drink my wine,
I try so hard to catch you but you trick me all the time.

There is a small mouse in the cellar behind the wall
Every evening he comes out when the house is dark
In the middle of the kitchen dances all alone
Looks like a bad boy even the cat gets scared

Peppino the little mouse embarrassed me
Darn the little mouse from here he has to go
Tonight in the kitchen I'm going to leave a little wine
And when he gets drunk Peppino I gotta catch

But are you …Sicilian?

No! I'm Calabrese you nut!

The other night I called my girl I asked her could we meet,
I said lets go to my house we could have a bite to eat,
And as we walked in through the door she screamed at what she saw,
There was little Peppino doing the cha cha on the floor.

Peppino u suricillo ma fattu scumbari`,
Mannaggia u suricillo a ca` si ‘nna dda` i
Stasira ind a cucina nu pocu e vino aggia` lassa`
E quannu si mbriaga a Peppino aggia` ngappa`

How did it end? … It didn’t work out???

If I ever catch you I'ma gonna throw you right in a wash tub
He doesn't like the American Cheese
He goes lookin for a bit of parmesan
He's gotten chubby chubby with the good life
And when he walks, looks like a proper gentleman

Eurizi I gatta present for you

Ah your a nice mouse

Close your eyes ...now put your hands in the box.

Oooo darn the little mouse has smashed my hand
A mouse trap

Eh bad boy!
  Fri. 12/25/09 2:42pm Hugh:

Hello Steve!
So GOOD to hear you on the air once more! Dave Alvin & the 'Blasters' were one of the greatest rock bands ever!
RIP Dave van Ronk!
  Fri. 12/25/09 2:53pm Ronzoni Sonobuoni:

Eh, come stati, tutti gli italiani qua? E perche non ascoltiamo a "Sunday Street" da Dave van Ronk, il Papa del Greenwich Village?
  Fri. 12/25/09 2:58pm Hugh:

Vive il Papa!
  Fri. 12/25/09 5:01pm steve krinsky:

This will have to do; see you next time. Email me at stevek@wfmu.org with comments and suggestions for next show (New Year's Day, 9-noon)
  Sat. 12/26/09 10:46am linda rice:

91.1 nyc played the messiah 2pm christmas day...whose recording was it by?
  Tue. 3/2/10 9:13pm miketp:

the linguine with the clamma sauce is least spensive dish. get free glass chianti if you say lou monte send you
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