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Options February 6, 2011: Saturday Night Slight Temperature

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
John Carpenter  Assault on Precinct 13 (Main Title)   Options Assault on Precinct 13 Soundtrack  No Label  1975  MP3      0:00:00 ()
Joy Division  Exercise One   Options Still  London/Rhino  2007  CD  Originally released in 1981    0:06:51 ()
Stereolab  Golden Ball   Options Transient Random-Noise Bursts with Announcements  Elektra  1993  CD      0:09:08 ()
Rhys Chatham  Guitar Trio Pt. 1 Minneapolis (excerpt)   Options Guitar Trio Is My Life!  Radium  2010  CD      0:15:27 ()
Faust  Something Dirty   Options Something Dirty  Bureau B  2010  CD    *   0:21:55 ()
 
Fania All-Stars  Son Cuero y Boogaloo   Options Hot Sweat: The Best of Fania All-Stars Live  VampiSoul  2005  CD  From 1969    0:35:21 ()
The Sons of P.M.  Horse Step Dance   Options Hey Klong Yao!  Em  2011  CD  From the 60s sometime  *   0:41:55 ()
Ofo the Black Company  Allah Wakkbar   Options Psych Bites, Vol. 2: An Assortment of Heavy Psychedelic Rockers from the Planet Earth!!  Past & Present  2010  CD  From 1972  *   0:44:54 ()
Leroy Hutson  Dudley Do Right   Options Blax-plosion!  Charly  2001  CD  From 1973    0:48:21 ()
Annakonda  Wheedle's Groove   Options Wheedle's Groove: Seattle's Finest Funk & Soul 1965-1975  Light in the Attic  2004  CD      0:51:19 ()
Bobby Womack  That's the Way I Feel About Cha   Options The Best of Bobby Womack: The Soul Years  Capitol  2008  CD      0:55:13 ()
The Fatback Band  Baby Doll   Options Fatbackin': The Perception Sessions  Castle  2000  CD  From 1973    1:00:16 ()
Willie Wright  Nantucket Island   Options Telling the Truth  Numero Group  2011  CD  From 1977  *   1:07:31 ()
Eddie and Ernie  Lay Lady Lay   Options Lost Friends  Kent  2002  CD  Thanks, Joe Belock!    1:11:27 ()
The Pointer Sisters  Love in Them There Hills   Options That's a Plenty!  Blue Thumb  1974  LP      1:15:15 ()
 
Earth Quake  Hit the Floor   Options   Beserkley  1976  45      1:29:39 ()
100 Proof (Aged in Soul) and New York Port Authority  I'm Mad As Hell (Ain't Gonna Take No More) Part 1   Options   Hot Wax  1977  45      1:32:25 ()
The Chairmen of the Board  Men Are Getting Scarce   Options   Invictus  1971  45      1:35:50 ()
The Mash  Song from "M*A*S*H"   Options   Columbia  1970  45      1:39:08 ()
The Belle Stars  Hiawatha   Options   Stiff  1981  45      1:42:01 ()
R. B. Greaves  Who's Watching the Baby (Margie)   Options   Bareback  1977  45      1:45:01 ()
Buzz Rabin  There's a Jekyll Under Everybody's Hyde   Options   Elektra  1974  45      1:48:08 ()
Tommy James  Devil Gate Drive   Options   Fantasy  1975  45      1:50:45 ()
The Dictators  Sleepin' with the T.V. On   Options   Asylum  1977  45      1:54:21 ()
 
Tavares  More Than a Woman   Options Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack  Polydor  1995  CD  From 1977    2:13:36 ()
Kool and the Gang  Open Sesame   Options Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack  Polydor  1995  CD  Originally released in 1976 on the album of the same name    2:16:44 ()
Eric Donaldson  Cherry Oh Baby   Options The Best of Eric Donaldson  Trojan  2006  CD  From 1971    2:20:17 ()
Richard Ace  Can't Get Enough   Options Studio One Soul  Soul Jazz  2001  CD  From 1974    2:23:26 ()
Lee "Scratch" Perry  Dread Perry   Options An Introduction to Lee Perry  Fuel 2000  2006  CD      2:26:45 ()
Tommy McCook  Persian Ska   Options LIke I'm Dying: Ska Rocksteady & Dub  Mississippi  2011  Cassette    *   2:31:35 ()
Bembeya Jazz National  Kana Sarakabo   Options Guinée 70: The Discotheque Years  Syllart  2008  CD      2:35:09 ()
 
Brother Claude Ely  I Want to Rest   Options Where The Soul Of Man Never Dies: A Treasury of Caucasian-American Gospel  Social Music Club  2011  LP  From 1954  *   2:45:44 ()
Peter Howell and John Ferdinando  Tomorrow Come Someday   Options Tomorrow Come Someday  Lion  2010  CD  From 1970  *   2:49:11 ()
Gaslight  And So to Sleep   Options Picadilly Sunshine Part Four  Past & Present  2010  CD  From 1969  *   2:51:35 ()

Listener comments!

  Sun. 2/6/11 12:13am cheri:

hiya joe-hows it going? thank you sooo for playin the cake last week,,,if you still have the cd tonight maybe you could play another tune by the cake? again thnx very much joe,,
  Sun. 2/6/11 12:14am Joe McG:

A bit soon for more Cake, Cheri, but glad you liked it!
  Sun. 2/6/11 12:15am Marmalade Kitty:

*-*
  Sun. 2/6/11 12:16am Joe McG:

Oh, look, it's a Kitty.
  Sun. 2/6/11 12:19am cheri:

well joe gotta sign off,, ty for everything ,,going to listen to the rest of the show,,,keep on rocking!!!
  Sun. 2/6/11 12:20am Joe McG:

Will do! Except for the parts where I'm not so rocking.
  Sun. 2/6/11 12:32am cheri:

joe before i go,,would you agree that the cake is the greatest female group of late 60s evert?? i think they are,,i hope you have a wonderfull week ,,joe
  Sun. 2/6/11 12:33am trent:

i'm not worried
  Sun. 2/6/11 12:36am coalhard:

  Sun. 2/6/11 12:39am Joe McG:

Is that THE Trent? Hey, Coalhard!
  Sun. 2/6/11 12:40am Ike:

Just got home, switched on the stereo, heard that killer Faust track, and figured that somebody must be filling in for you, Joe. Didn't sound very Joe-esque. :) Are you not yourself tonight?
  Sun. 2/6/11 12:41am Joe McG:

Ike, I'm somebody different every week.
  Sun. 2/6/11 12:41am trent:

hey! what does coalhard mean?
  Sun. 2/6/11 12:42am Joe McG:

What do you mean, Coalhard?
  Sun. 2/6/11 12:43am cheri:

so what are your thoughts joe? heeeey trent!!
  Sun. 2/6/11 12:47am Joe McG:

I think it means he's perfectly delighted with everything in the whole world.
  Sun. 2/6/11 12:47am Ike:

I think that's the first non-comma-abusing or non-ellipsis-abusing post "Cheri" has ever posted. Congrats, dude.
  Sun. 2/6/11 12:48am Joe McG:

Ike is our local punctuation police.
  Sun. 2/6/11 12:49am cheri:

ike I'M A WOMAN!!!
  Sun. 2/6/11 12:51am Ike:

That's nice.
  Sun. 2/6/11 12:53am Joe McG:

It IS nice. Ladies very welcome here!
  Sun. 2/6/11 12:53am cheri:

maybe next week you could play more of the cake? i mean if you want to joe. g'nite
  Sun. 2/6/11 12:55am Joe McG:

Time will tell everything.
  Sun. 2/6/11 12:59am cheri:

joe i think the cake is the best super female group of the late 60s. would you agree?
  Sun. 2/6/11 1:01am Joe McG:

Well, I like 'em a lot, but there's some stiff competition. She is pretty amazing, too, for example.
  Sun. 2/6/11 1:04am Matt from Springfield:

The form is free, with Joe McG! How's ya doin' to-nite?!
  Sun. 2/6/11 1:05am Joe McG:

Hey, Matt! You're where it's at!
  Sun. 2/6/11 1:06am Matt from Springfield:

Walked in on Bobby Womack, anywhere that's playing him is where it's at! And this Fatback Band is new to me, but VERY cool.
  Sun. 2/6/11 1:06am Joe McG:

Man, this music makes me feel ALIVE.
  Sun. 2/6/11 1:10am Matt from Springfield:

"Like that?"
Hell yeah!
  Sun. 2/6/11 1:13am cheri:

i was wondering joe maybe later tonight you could give me a shout out or play a tune for me? cause i'll be listening,,ty joe
  Sun. 2/6/11 1:16am Matt from Springfield:

Jamming version of Lay Lady Lay--dance everyone, dance!
  Sun. 2/6/11 1:17am Joe McG:

I sure am! Ask Blumin!
  Sun. 2/6/11 1:20am coalhard:

joe is like MAYHEM--pushes play button and we go head long into well lit streets with the music blastin --then from out of nowhere comes a truck load of cd's--there is a collision-all survive but may take time to clear all of the cd's off joe's desk!!!
  Sun. 2/6/11 1:22am cheri:

i have to split i don't want to overstay my welcome darn!!! i was having soo much fun
  Sun. 2/6/11 1:23am Joe McG:

Pleasant dreams, Cheri Pi!
  Sun. 2/6/11 1:37am Matt from Springfield:

I'm glad! I'm glad!
  Sun. 2/6/11 1:38am Joe McG:

Are you mad as hell??
  Sun. 2/6/11 1:42am coalhard:

neat video at ---my vidster.com--called depression and economic collapse--MUST SEE!!
  Sun. 2/6/11 1:43am Matt from Springfield:

I'm as glad as Hell for this Chairmen of the Board--didn't know they did such a political, and funky piece!
But no, I guess it's easier for commercial radio to just play something peppy, like "Gimme Just A Little More Time". That's why we have, that's why we need WFMU!
  Sun. 2/6/11 1:44am Joe McG:

TWO atom bomb blasts! How can you top that?
  Sun. 2/6/11 1:45am Matt from Springfield:

Thank you thank you thank you for the original, über-depressing lyrics version of the theme song! Imagine if every episode of the TV show began with this!

Btw, "The Mash" is a session group of John Bahler, Tom Bahler, Ron Hicklin, and Ian Freeman-Smith (The Ron Hicklin Singers). It was written by Johnny Mandel...and the director's 16 year old son, Mike Altman.
  Sun. 2/6/11 1:46am Joe McG:

Matt, you are a font of wisdom! Love it.
  Sun. 2/6/11 1:46am Matt from Springfield:

Robert Altman claimed that his song earned more in royalties from that song, than he made during the original theatrical run of M*A*S*H!
  Sun. 2/6/11 1:47am coalhard:

thanks matt for that--wow
  Sun. 2/6/11 1:47am Matt from Springfield:

@Joe,CH: Aw, thanks! I was prepared--months ago I was finally updating the iTunes "tag" for that MP3 I'd had for a long time, and I made sure to save that info in the "comments" ;)
  Sun. 2/6/11 1:53am coalhard:

this show has more experts than bill maher show--plus good music!!!!!
  Sun. 2/6/11 1:54am Matt from Springfield:

Wow, Joe:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Hicklin_Singers

There's a whole history to this group, "most famously known as the real singers behind the background vocals on The Partridge Family recordings." !!!
  Sun. 2/6/11 1:54am Joe McG:

The Partridge Seal of Approval. I heartily approve!
  Sun. 2/6/11 1:55am Matt from Springfield:

I wonder who made this edit:
"Sally Stevens, soprano who every child born in the 50's and 60's knows as part of the ensemble cast of numerous Young People's Records and Childrens' Record Guild productions"...I suppose YOU oldtimers all know her, then?
  Sun. 2/6/11 1:57am Matt from Springfield:

Great Single File tonight! Especially Tommy James, I'm a huge fan (and you courageously chose a POST '72 Tommy James 45! Bravo!)
  Sun. 2/6/11 2:00am Joe McG:

Thanks, Matt!
  Sun. 2/6/11 2:03am coalhard:

i would like to report multiple hit and runs--i'.m just going to lay here till NASA comes
  Sun. 2/6/11 2:10am Matt from Springfield:

Glad you're doing PSAs again!
But you've done this one before. I remember commenters were thrilled about staying away from "corporate and industrial sites"!
  Sun. 2/6/11 2:14am coalhard:

NASA--(no assinine sounds anymore)--a non profit group that exists in my head based in outer space
  Sun. 2/6/11 2:14am Matt from Springfield:

@coalhard: Are you referring to meteor "hit and runs"? If meteor impacts do not cease after 4 hours, you'd better contact NASA.

I like Diane's show, sometimes I listen before Brian Turner. Does she have interviews with the bands, maybe some live ocean performances?
  Sun. 2/6/11 2:18am Joe McG:

I think so! Usually many ocean performances!
  Sun. 2/6/11 2:18am Matt from Springfield:

Oooh! Kool & the Gang's "Open Sesame" is on the soundtrack! We would love that! And I like classical too, so Walter Murphy's "A Fifth of Beethoven" or David Shire's "Night on Disco Mountain" would work as well!
  Sun. 2/6/11 2:20am Joe McG:

A fine request, Matt!
  Sun. 2/6/11 2:20am Matt from Springfield:

Thanks Joe! My wish has been granted!
  Sun. 2/6/11 2:25am Matt from Springfield:

You really didn't see Saturday Night Fever since you were a kid? I've seen it a few times on TV.

On "I Love the 70s" actor Donal Logue ("Grounded For Life", anyone?) does a funny bit where he dramatically quotes from SNF word-for-word, as they intercut with the original movie (he also did that for "The Warriors"!)
  Sun. 2/6/11 2:26am Brian in UK:

Morning Joe, looks like the usual fine freeform mix.
  Sun. 2/6/11 2:26am coalhard:

me too!!--just one more wish fulfilled and all the beer will be out of the bottle
  Sun. 2/6/11 2:28am Joe McG:

I don't even know how they showed SNF on regular TV. It must've been an hour shorter since most of the scenes have really foul language, bad behavior, etc. It's not a light little movie, that's for sure.

Hey, Brian, nice to "see" you!
  Sun. 2/6/11 2:31am Matt from Springfield:

Nice reggae follow up! Lee "Scratch" Perry seals the deal!
  Sun. 2/6/11 2:31am coalhard:

this show becoming very popular-it shoud be--so great
  Sun. 2/6/11 2:33am Brian in UK:

The mid Seventies Kool Spirit of the Boogie, Hollywood Swinging was their best period surely, Shirley. Bit behind here Joe
  Sun. 2/6/11 2:34am Matt from Springfield:

Joe has a great ensemble of listeners, coalhard! Sleep comes in a distant second place to SN.
  Sun. 2/6/11 2:35am Joe McG:

Aw, shucks! Sorry about the current one-channel tune, folks--that's the way the cassette was recorded, apparently....
  Sun. 2/6/11 2:38am Julieta:

Great beat Joe. !!!!! definitely someone needs to be at the beach right now . Don't worry about the tape .. 'cause the atmosphere still lives
  Sun. 2/6/11 2:38am Brian in UK:

Cassette,luxury, in my day we had two tin cans if we were lucky!
  Sun. 2/6/11 2:39am Joe McG:

This cassette sounds like it was taped in a tin can! Thanks, Julieta, glad it didn't harsh your vibe!
  Sun. 2/6/11 2:42am Matt from Springfield:

@Brian: ..which you had to listen to from inside the glass shard mines, 27 hours a day, a lump of cold gravel for dinner!
  Sun. 2/6/11 2:49am Brian in UK:

@Matt I thought you knew your Monty Python.
  Sun. 2/6/11 2:51am Matt from Springfield:

@Brian: I sure love their stuff! The Hollywood Bowl movie version of that sketch is the best--the audience reaction makes it better!
  Sun. 2/6/11 2:55am Brian in UK:

@Matt I have the Matching Tie & Handy album. It had a double groove on one side, took me a while to figure out why the side was so short!!!
  Sun. 2/6/11 2:57am Matt from Springfield:

Wow! Ever since I heard about that 3-sided LP I wanted to find an original LP. Is there any trick to selecting which "side" you want, or do you just have to take what you get?
  Sun. 2/6/11 2:58am Matt from Springfield:

Fantastic show! Good night Joe! Good night everybody!
  Sun. 2/6/11 2:59am Brian in UK:

Pot luck
  Sun. 2/6/11 2:59am Brian in UK:

Pot luck
  Sun. 2/6/11 9:10pm Jennifer Craft:

I love Brother Claude Ely !!!! I just finished reading his biography on www.aintnograve.com ... What a man! Thanks for playing his song today!
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