Bob Brainen's playlist January 8, 2011 E-mail Bob Brainen
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Artist Track Album / Format Year Comments Approx. start time Hank Levine w/ Timothy Leary Image Part One (CD-R) 1961 / 1966 0:00:00 ) Dudley Simpson The Tomorrow People theme The Tomorrow People (CD) 1973 / 2006 0:01:54 ) Yardbird Glimpses Little Games (CD) * 1967 / 2010 MONO 0:04:32 ) Smoke Thus Spake Alice Talking About the Good Times, Vol. One 1968? / 2010 aka Utterly Simple
0:08:04 ) Igor Stravinsky Fireworks, Op. 4 The Essential... (CD) 1909 / 1963 / 2003 0:10:26 ) Humblebums Rick Rack Humblebums (LP) 1969 R.I.P. Gerry Rafferty 0:14:56 ) Giuseppi Logan Quintet Freddie Freeloader The Giuseppi Logan Quintet (CD) * 2010 0:16:53 ) Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band Diddy Wah Diddy The Legendary A&M Sessions (CD) 1966 / 1984 Their very 1st 45 0:20:55 ) Carrie Nations Come With the Gentle People (1st version) Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (CD) 1970 / 2003 OST 0:23:59 ) N'Goma Jazz Mi Cantando Para Ti Angola Soundtrack: Special Sounds from Luanda 1965-1978 (CD) * 2010 [VAR] 0:26:01 ) Music behind DJ:
"Bob Brainen's Soul 'n RnB Instro cassette" 0:28:44 ) Terry Adams Rock & Roll Quartet San Francisco Holiday 2010 MP3 available on the band's Facebook page 0:43:07 ) Phil Ochs My Kingdom for a Car Greatest Hits (LP) 1970 Not a "greatest hits"....all new songs 0:48:16 ) Brew Moore Lestorian Mode (EP) 1949 4 song 7" 0:51:02 ) NRBQ Everybody Thinks I'm Crazy Message For The Mess Age (CD) 1994 0:53:37 ) Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance You Never Can Tell You Never Can Tell - The BBC Sessions (2 CD) 197? / 1997 0:56:25 ) Tommy Hoehn Mean Nancy Spacebreak (CD-R) 1977 EP that was also issued under the title "Losing You To Sleep." 1:01:39 ) Music behind DJ:
"Bob Brainen's Soul 'n RnB Instro cassette" 1:01:57 )
In Memorium Gerry Rafferty 1947-2010
Humblebums Look Over The Hills And Far Away Humblebums (LP) 1969 1:18:30 ) Humblebums Song For Simon Open Up The Door (LP) 1970 1:22:02 ) Gerry Rafferty Mary Skeffington Can I Have My Money Back? (CD) 1971 1st solo album
Song named after & written for his Mom
1:24:23 ) Stealers Wheel Next To Me Stealers Wheel (CD) 1972 1:27:28 ) Music behind DJ:
"Bob Brainen's Soul 'n RnB Instro cassette" 1:29:01 ) Gerry Rafferty To Each and Everyone Can I Have My Money Back? (CD) 1971 1:36:33 ) Stealers Wheel Gets so Lonely Stealers Wheel (CD) 1972 1:39:13 ) Humblebums Patrick Humblebums (LP) 1969 For John "Patrick" Byrne-mentor to Raff, artist of a # of his album covers and playwright. 1:42:07 ) Humblebums Keep It To Yourself Open Up The Door (LP) 1970 1:45:16 ) Stealers Wheel Steamboat Row Ferguslie Park 1973 re-recording of a Humblebums song 1:48:21 ) Gerry Rafferty Long Way Round Can I Have My Money Back? (CD) 1971 1:51:09 ) Music behind DJ:
"frogs and more frogs" @ Joe Bauer's
(* = new, The marked selections are from the Brainen Archive.)
Sat. 1/8/11 9:09am Jack:
Bob, thanks for the Yardbirds; you haven't played them in a while.
Sat. 1/8/11 9:16am clarke:
hey bob!! been a while! crazy holidaze. did you know that warren zevon lived downstairs from Igor Stravinsky, late in the master's life, and early in the former's??
Sat. 1/8/11 9:24am Manny:
Good morning and great show! Carrie Nations! Thanks for The Yardbirds too.
Sat. 1/8/11 9:32am glenn:
it's portugese. angola was a portugese colony.
Sat. 1/8/11 9:44am glenn:
i was wondering - has the gerry rafferty produced version of "shoot out the lights" (richard and linda thompson) ever been made available?
Sat. 1/8/11 9:51am Bridget:
YES! I love Phil Ochs!!! Greatest Hits is one of my favorite albums!
Sat. 1/8/11 9:54am SmokinJ:
Hey! It's a party!
Sat. 1/8/11 9:56am Richard from Venezuela:
Good morning Bob. Nice playlist.
Sat. 1/8/11 9:56am Scott:
The Rafferty version of Shoot Out the Lights has been bootlegged fairly extensively, but it's never been officially released. With a little searching, I'd imagine that you can probably find an illegal download online. It would have been a natural to include it on Rhino's recent Shoot Out the Lights anniversary twofer, but it's not there. I seem to remember that a few tracks from the Rafferty version were included on a Thompson compilation, but the details escape me at the moment. I think Rafferty financed the recordings, so presumably he owned the master. The Rafferty version of the album is definitely slicker than, and inferior to, the released Joe Boyd-produced version, but Rafferty definitely deserves props for championing Richard and Linda at a point when their careers were at a low ebb.
Sat. 1/8/11 10:00am glenn:
thanks scott. i'm one of those obsessive richard thompson freaks people get so tired of.
Sat. 1/8/11 10:00am Scott:
And speaking of Phil Ochs, the new documentary There But for Fortune is pretty terrific, although it gives somewhat short shrift to his later albums like Greatest Hits and Rehearsals for Retirement, which are my personal favorites (and, I suspect, faves of Bob and a lot of the people listening to the show).
Sat. 1/8/11 10:06am clarke:
make mine "Pleasures Of The Harbor"
Sat. 1/8/11 10:08am glenn:
i see richard is being named an officer of the british empire this year.
Sat. 1/8/11 10:12am postmanpaul:
HAPPY NEW ONE Bob and all habitual WFMU users!!!
TockinJ, How's tricks?!
Sat. 1/8/11 10:17am JohnEBGood:
Baker Street! Wow!
Do you know who played tha sax riff?
Sat. 1/8/11 10:24am jj moth:
Sat. 1/8/11 10:26am postmanpaul:
Tam Harvey was thier guitarist, Bob. I got to know Tam a few years ago through singer/songwriter/journalist Mark McCall, a good mate, down here in Brighton, UK. I think Tam is still picking up the guitar now and again. He grew up amongst the politically active unions up in the north of England and we often spoke of his times in the Band.
God Bless Gerry and all those special people of that era.
Sat. 1/8/11 10:31am ?:
"Stuck in the Middle with You" is one of a handful of songs that take me right back to college, along with Reeling in the Years, I'm just a Singer in a Rock and Roll Band and You're So Vain.
Yeah, I'm old.
Sat. 1/8/11 10:32am Jack:
I always confuse "Baker Street" with "Gilbert Street" by Sweet Thursday.
Sat. 1/8/11 10:39am jj moth:
Rapheal Ravenscroft got paid £27 session fee for Baker St and the cheque bounced. I was reading it in an obituary to Gerry the very moment you mentioned it Bob.
Sat. 1/8/11 10:42am Scott:
Thanks for the great Rafferty tribute, Bob. The man wrote a boatload of beautiful songs and made a whole bunch of lovely records.
Apparently, it was Stealer's Wheel's financial travails that made Rafferty savvy enough to swing himself a very favorable deal when he launched his subsequent solo career, which is what allowed him to reap such a financial windfall when Baker Street became a hit. The same deal also gave him the clout not to tour behind his albums, which was almost unheard of for a major-label artist at the time.
Sat. 1/8/11 10:43am JohnEBGood:
Bob Holness. I play sax. What power in those 6 notes. I'll look him up. Thanx and Happy New Year to my FMU family!
Sat. 1/8/11 10:49am paul:
Happy Birthday, Elvis and Bowie.
Sat. 1/8/11 10:52am dale:
lovely set mr deejay. now i have to buy some early rafferty. and since it reminds me of early al stewart i think i need some of him as well. maybe a cd copy of past present future.
oh, and this last song starts exactly like jealous guy. did lennon 'borrow'?
Sat. 1/8/11 10:54am paul:
Interesting. I always think of Year of the Cat and Baker St. in a similar vein. That were released about the same time, right?
Sat. 1/8/11 10:56am clarke:
great show bob!! really enjoyed it despite the loss...
Sat. 1/8/11 10:59am JohnEBGood:
Is that Elvis Presley and David Bowie
Sat. 1/8/11 11:00am paul:
Sat. 1/8/11 11:00am gi:
what a treat this show, your show always.
Sat. 1/8/11 11:03am JohnEBGood:
Your hard work and dedication is surely appreciated
Mon. 1/10/11 2:32am Bruce Alexander:
Great Tribute Bob- Stuck In The Middle With You was always my favorite song of all timeI flew out the London in 1993 just to see Gerry Rafferty in Concert & also I tryed to meet him but was not alowed to & was waiting for another chance for the last 18 years & this week my hope of that was shattered.I wish I could go back in time & make it happen
Mon. 1/10/11 5:49am Eugene Bentley:
Bob, I'm glad you dedicated this show to Gerry Rafferty and featuring some tracks from Stealers Wheel debut album AND my my favorite song from that LP the haunting 'Next To Me'. Glad that Lemon CD'd it. Unfortunately the used and incomplete mixdown of 'You Put Something Better Inside Of Me'. To bad we had to ring in the new year with his passing.
Mon. 1/10/11 7:33am Eugene Bentley:
Leiber & Stoller produced both "Stealers Wheel" and "Ferguslie Park". Mentor Williams produced Stealers Wheel's final album "Right and Wrong". Williams is best known for producing Dobie Gray's "Drift Away" hit single and album.
Tue. 1/11/11 7:03am Colin CouncilFlat:
Bob Holness Didn't play sax on Baker street. A funny story here that you might have to from the uk to appreciate, although my facts are a bit vague. In the music mag, i think NME, used to have a section called something along the lines of 'Urban Myths'. It was stated there that it was Bob Holness that played sax on that record. Bob Holness was the presenter of the university game show, Blockbusters, and it's ridiculous and believable at the same time to think that he played it :
Here's the game show:
It was on about 5:00pm every week day. We had 4 channels back then...
And here's a rave 'anthem' that was based on the show: