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Options October 30, 2011: Single-Minded Single Minder

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Artist Track Label Year Format Comments
Cliff Nobles & Co.  The Horse   Options Phil-L.A. of Soul  1968  45   
Andre Wiliams  Girdle Up   Options Checker  1968  45   
Sly and the Family Stone  Stand!   Options Epic  1970  45   
The Parliaments  (I Wanna) Testify   Options Revilot  1967  45   
Johnnie Taylor  Testify (I Wonna)   Options Stax  1969  45   
Hot Chocolate  Every 1's a Winner   Options EMI  1978  45   
Disco Tex and the Sex-O-Lettes  We're Havin' a Party (It's Gonna Be Alright)   Options Chelsea  1976  45  "Featuring Sir Monte Rock III" 
 
Wanda Jackson  Cool Love   Options Capitol  1960  45   
Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps  Woman Love   Options Capitol  1956  45   
William Penn and the Quakers  Philly   Options Melron  1963?  45   
The Safety Patrol  Luizianna   Options Colossal  1969  45   
Jon and Robin and the In Crowd  If I Need Someone - It's You   Options Abnak  1967  45   
The Five Americans  7:30 Guided Tour   Options Abnak  1968  45   
 
Takeshi Terauchi & Bunnys  Kanjincho   Options King (Japan)  1967  45   
West Nkosi  1815 Special   Options London  1973  45  South Africa 
Los De Las Condes  El Gallo (The Rooster)   Options Odeon (Chile)  1967  45   
Yi Un-mi and Chi Hwa-ja  Toraji (Song of the Bellflower)   Options Bando Record Company  1968  45  Korea 
Orhan Sener  Sen Benim Gönlümde Açan Son Güldün   Options Aras (Turkey)  1966?  45   
Klaus and Servants  Låne Eller Stjæle   Options RCA (Denmark)  1972  45   
I Pooh  Io e Te Per Altri Giorni   Options CBS (Italy)  1973  45   
Sarolta Zalatnay  There's Part Where Goin' On   Options Qualiton (Hungary)  1964  45  That's what the label reads! 
Geier Sturzflug  Bruttosozialprodukt   Options Ariola (Germany)  1982  45   
 
Talking Heads  Uh-Oh Love Comes to Town   Options Sire  1977  45   
The Anemic Boyfriends  Guys Are Not Proud   Options Red Sweater  1980  45   
Silicon Teens  Chip 'N Roll   Options Mute  1980  45   
Colin Newman  Inventory   Options Beggars Banquet  1981  45   
Buzzcocks  Why She's a Girl from the Chainstore   Options I.R.S.  1980  45   
Radio Stars  Box 29   Options Chiswick  1977  45   
The Rivits  Look All You Like   Options Antilles  1979  45   
Durocs  It Hurts to Be in Love   Options Capitol  1979  45   
 
John Lennon  Stand by Me   Options Apple  1975  45   
Plastic Ono Band  Don't Worry Kyoko (Mummy's Only Looking for a Hand in the Snow)   Options Apple  1969  45   
The Justice Department  Let John and Yoko Stay in the U.S.A.   Options CBS  1972  45   
The Lamp of Childhood  Two O'Clock Morning   Options Dunhill  1967  45   
Jango's Carousel  A Page Upon the Ages of Eternity   Options abc-Probe  1970  45   
The Pipe Dream  In the Middle of the Night   Options RCA  1969  45   
Simon Dupree and the Big Sound  Like the Sun Like the Fire   Options Parlophone  1967  45   
Southwest F.O.B.  Green Skies   Options HIP  1968  45   
Sly Boots  I'm Innocent   Options Faithful Virtue  1971  45   
White Cloud  All Cried Out   Options Good Medicine  1972  45   
Colin Blunstone  I Don't Believe in Miracles   Options Epic  1972  45   
The Chiffons  Up on the Bridge   Options Laurie  1968  45   
Barbara Lewis  Make Me Your Baby   Options Atlantic  1965  45   
 
Billy Bremner  Laughter Turns to Tears   Options Stiff  1982  45   
Rachel Sweet  B-A-B-Y   Options Stiff  1978  45   
Wreckless Eric  A Pop Song   Options Stiff  1980  45   
The Pink Fairies  Between the Lines   Options Stiff  1976  45   
Jona Lewie  Kitchen at Parties   Options Stiff  1980  45   

Listener comments!

  Sun. 10/30/11 12:07am Marmalade Kitty:

aawwww RADIO Happy Happy Happy Boing Boing Boing :) :)
  Sun. 10/30/11 12:08am Joe McG:

Hey, Kitty!
  Sun. 10/30/11 12:09am 12539:

nonstop single file!
  Sun. 10/30/11 12:10am Joe McG:

Indeedy!
  Sun. 10/30/11 12:10am Marmalade Kitty:

Jooooe! so pleased to catch the show :)
  Sun. 10/30/11 12:12am Joe McG:

Pleased you're here!
  Sun. 10/30/11 12:13am Marmalade Kitty:

any The Police singles?
  Sun. 10/30/11 12:13am mark from vt but right now almost in bed in jerse:

Winding down at my bnb after the day at the fair and symposium and decided to tune in before bed. And Joe is on!
  Sun. 10/30/11 12:13am Kronos:

Is 5:10AM UK time late night or early morning?
  Sun. 10/30/11 12:14am Joe McG:

Hey, Mark from Vermont! Glad to see you!
  Sun. 10/30/11 12:14am Marmalade Kitty:

04:15AM uk
  Sun. 10/30/11 12:15am Marmalade Kitty:

good question~!
  Sun. 10/30/11 12:16am Kronos:

Ditto
  Sun. 10/30/11 12:17am Sue:

hey joe! hope you made it around ok in this weather. glad to catch your show tonight!
  Sun. 10/30/11 12:17am Kronos:

You folks switched to standard time, yes? US does so next Saturday. So for a week you are only four hours ahead of us. But we'll never catch up with you!
  Sun. 10/30/11 12:17am Marmalade Kitty:

uk benefits tonight from the clock magically deleting an hour!
  Sun. 10/30/11 12:19am Marmalade Kitty:

I can pretend I'm not up so late
  Sun. 10/30/11 12:19am Joe McG:

@Sue: Sue! I made it here in one piece, thanks for asking! Be safe out there....
  Sun. 10/30/11 12:22am Sue:

and you're only 3% away from your goal!! let's round up some pledges!! omg, hot chocolate...!!!
  Sun. 10/30/11 12:22am Sue:

great singles goin on around here... love your show
  Sun. 10/30/11 12:23am Joe McG:

Wow, I know! How the heck did that happen? I'm going to thank all the pledgers very soon! I'd love to make my goal tonight, folks. Please pledge by clicking on the link at the top of the playlist.
  Sun. 10/30/11 12:25am Mike Sin:

Joe's been working the record fair for the past 24 and now he's back at headquarters running the show. Tonight ends with him and many WFMU ladies head-to-toe in the barracks! This guy... He does it all!
  Sun. 10/30/11 12:26am Joe McG:

MIke Sin is such a gent! Thanks, Mike.
  Sun. 10/30/11 12:26am Sue:

Mr. Sin speaks the truth
  Sun. 10/30/11 12:29am mark from vt:

That's right I have seen Joe in action from Friday morning until just hours ago at the record fair and now he is working on the air. No signs of exhaustion from him at all. I am tired though
  Sun. 10/30/11 12:34am Joe McG:

It was great to meet you, Mark, and thanks so much for your help all weekend!
  Sun. 10/30/11 12:35am Marmalade Kitty:

we need compensation for the trauma of shock in Awetober!!! 7" week is just that thanks!"
  Sun. 10/30/11 12:38am Joe McG:

@Kitty: That's a great way to put it. Sorry, BTW, I didn't bring any Police records...
  Sun. 10/30/11 12:38am Marmalade Kitty:

I'd love to know who coined the term Shock in Awetober :0
  Sun. 10/30/11 12:39am Joe McG:

This one goes out to all you Philleydelfians....
  Sun. 10/30/11 12:39am Joe McG:

@Kitty: I should know that, but I already forgot! One of the DJs, I'm pretty sure.
  Sun. 10/30/11 12:40am Sue:

joe, we're getting you that $16 to make your goal before tonight's show ends...
  Sun. 10/30/11 12:41am Joe McG:

That would be keen! :)
  Sun. 10/30/11 12:44am Chop Scott:

YES! Thank you Joe, always listening...
  Sun. 10/30/11 12:46am Joe McG:

@Scott: Hey, Scott! Thanks so much for checking in, as always. Hope you dug Joe Frank last night!
  Sun. 10/30/11 12:49am Chop Scott:

Yes, Joe Frank was fantastic--and it was great to see you there as well!
  Sun. 10/30/11 12:50am Julie:

me? me?
  Sun. 10/30/11 12:51am Marmalade Kitty:

A great "The Police" performance from my home town area give 10 miles or so..
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lnLzqNb2WA
  Sun. 10/30/11 12:52am mark from vt:

I did not get to see Joe frank but I got to sit in his chair before loading it on the truck. It was a bit wobbly but I felt better knowing that if I sat in it and it did not break Joe would be safe in it
  Sun. 10/30/11 12:52am muhron:

Greetings from Eugene, OR.
  Sun. 10/30/11 12:53am Sue:

wow, great track
  Sun. 10/30/11 12:54am Kronos:

Dick Dale is groovin' to this!
  Sun. 10/30/11 12:54am Marmalade Kitty:

Howdy Julie!
  Sun. 10/30/11 12:54am Joe McG:

Hey, Oregon!
  Sun. 10/30/11 12:54am Julie:

Hiya Kitty!
  Sun. 10/30/11 12:55am Marmalade Kitty:

Happy Halloween!
  Sun. 10/30/11 12:55am Julie:

Thanks MK. Has Halloween caught on over there yet?
  Sun. 10/30/11 12:56am Julie:

I hope Joe hits his goal, that 97 percent is an odd number and it bugs me
  Sun. 10/30/11 12:59am Marmalade Kitty:

since walmart bought out uk ASDA, most certainly so!! haha I was shopping there and all the staff were dressed as wicke fiendis types :)
  Sun. 10/30/11 1:00am Marmalade Kitty:

wicked Fiendish!!
  Sun. 10/30/11 1:00am Kronos:

Walmart is big on Satan worship. That's how they got so big!
  Sun. 10/30/11 1:00am Sue:

that's awesome! (the halloween/walmart thing),... AND this track. killer international set
  Sun. 10/30/11 1:01am mark from vt:

Maybe Joe can reach 99 percent from the listeners and some rich person will kick in the last percent.
  Sun. 10/30/11 1:02am Sue:

he's making his goal tonight, i'm sure of it
  Sun. 10/30/11 1:02am Marmalade Kitty:

a plea to the 0.1%
  Sun. 10/30/11 1:03am Marmalade Kitty:

You have to remember that the poor REALLY have the numbers on side..!
  Sun. 10/30/11 1:05am david:

long live the fireplace crackle of vinyl
  Sun. 10/30/11 1:07am Sue:

gpt anything from iceland?
  Sun. 10/30/11 1:08am mark from vt:

I heard they have the best parties in iceland
  Sun. 10/30/11 1:08am Joe McG:

@Sue: I wish I did! We had the mayor of Reykjavik at the Radio Vision conference today!
  Sun. 10/30/11 1:10am mark from vt:

Yeah that guy put on the best party at the symposium today
  Sun. 10/30/11 1:12am Sue:

Jón Gnarr is his name?
  Sun. 10/30/11 1:13am Marmalade Kitty:

Halloween was always here in UK, but it's only recently that we have caught on to the PUMPKIN! :) When I was a child, late 70's early 80's, we used to use TURNIPS or swedes for lanterns! Carving pumpkin is as simple as de seeding a water mellon.. carving a turnip used to take hours..! solid turnip head! and the smell of burning candle wick and turnip.. oughh!
  Sun. 10/30/11 1:17am Matt from Springfield:

Hey Joe!
TransWORLD Singles Paradise tonight! Woohoo!
  Sun. 10/30/11 1:18am Marmalade Kitty:

Pumpkin grow in warmer climate, since advent of unlimited global import.. da-da!!
  Sun. 10/30/11 1:18am Joe McG:

Ha ha ha! Hey, Matt!
  Sun. 10/30/11 1:18am mark from vt:

Yes Jon gnar was possibly the "best part" y of the day
  Sun. 10/30/11 1:19am Marmalade Kitty:

Hiya Matt!
  Sun. 10/30/11 1:20am 12539:

Zeitgeist?
  Sun. 10/30/11 1:20am Matt from Springfield:

MKitty! Hiya!
I can't wait till WE get to go back an hour! That hour was taken from us, and we will get it back! :)
  Sun. 10/30/11 1:22am Marmalade Kitty:

Pooh sticks! were stiff records?
  Sun. 10/30/11 1:22am Matt from Springfield:

"I Pooh"--that's funny, because there was a book called the "Tao of Pooh", explaining Taoism using (the original A.A. Milne) Winnie the Pooh characters. So maybe they want to explain the "I Ching" instead of the Tao Te Ching that way!
  Sun. 10/30/11 1:24am Matt from Springfield:

There was a band called The Pooh Sticks--"On Tape" is a song from 1988 on the CD86 comp.

Thanks Julie! I won that from you this marathon! :D
  Sun. 10/30/11 1:26am Marmalade Kitty:

tantalizingly close Joe..
  Sun. 10/30/11 1:28am Marmalade Kitty:

Yeaup!
  Sun. 10/30/11 1:28am Sue:

woo hoo!!
  Sun. 10/30/11 1:29am Marmalade Kitty:

sickest basssline!
  Sun. 10/30/11 1:30am Matt from Springfield:

Bass and that steel drum! A familiar, yet still quite different Talking Heads sound.
  Sun. 10/30/11 1:31am Marmalade Kitty:

..sickest basssline continued!
  Sun. 10/30/11 1:31am Matt from Springfield:

Hey, Anemic Boyfriends, us guys are not proud--because don't cha know that Pride Comes Before A Fall? :)
  Sun. 10/30/11 1:33am Matt from Springfield:

@MKitty: The last couple songs are making it so I don't need to turn my woofer up!
  Sun. 10/30/11 1:33am Marmalade Kitty:

HAHAAh..
  Sun. 10/30/11 1:35am Joe McG:

Woof! Woof!
  Sun. 10/30/11 1:36am Matt from Springfield:

@Joe: Wow, you have no idea when that Orhan Sener 45 came out? It's got to be 1948 or after, but not even a decade to guess, is it that much of a mystery?
  Sun. 10/30/11 1:36am Matt from Springfield:

@Joe: Also nice (synth)bass on this one!
  Sun. 10/30/11 1:36am Marmalade Kitty:

Matt! check out Bill Macs show PSA little red riding hood part 1/2
  Sun. 10/30/11 1:37am Joe McG:

@Matt: I think it's around 1966 or so, but it's hard to tell. I can't find a listing on it anywhere.
  Sun. 10/30/11 1:38am Marmalade Kitty:

B Mac 29th oct..
  Sun. 10/30/11 1:38am Colin Newman:

Awright, S Teens - it's snowing, McGask is playing me - who gonna pledge 15 bux and bring him home to 100%??
  Sun. 10/30/11 1:39am Matt from Springfield:

@Joe: Thanks, I saw the question mark and wondered if Orhan was that more mind-boggling!
@MKitty: Thanks, I was just about to ask when!...I see it's at the beginning, I'll check that out!
  Sun. 10/30/11 1:39am Marmalade Kitty:

I hope it never stops snowing! so peaceful
  Sun. 10/30/11 1:41am Marmalade Kitty:

New Years Day U2 vid.. so peaceful :) I think the vid turned me on to U*2 as a kid
  Sun. 10/30/11 1:44am Marmalade Kitty:

.. and then Bono won the Guiness book of world records biggest shit, on south park :)
  Sun. 10/30/11 1:46am Sue:

yay!! 100%!!
  Sun. 10/30/11 1:46am Colin Newman:

Thanks fer heeding the call, listener!!!
  Sun. 10/30/11 1:47am Matt from Springfield:

Because Joe always gives 100%! Congrats!
  Sun. 10/30/11 1:48am Joe McG:

Thanks, everybody, I really appreciate your support!
  Sun. 10/30/11 1:48am Matt from Springfield:

New Wave Gene Pitney cover! This is what I'm talking about!
  Sun. 10/30/11 1:56am Matt from Springfield:

I actually like this version better than the original.
  Sun. 10/30/11 1:57am Joe McG:

Full fake Wall o' Sound in effect!
  Sun. 10/30/11 1:58am Matt from Springfield:

@Joe: You do gotta hand it to Phil Spector...nowadays you can get a whole "fake" Wall o' Sound with the push of a button!
  Sun. 10/30/11 1:59am blujacket:

yeah baby!
  Sun. 10/30/11 1:59am Matt from Springfield:

All right, not only the "most abrasive single of 1969", but the B-SIDE of it! ("Cold Turkey" b/w "Don't Worry Kyoko" actually could be the most abrasive mainstream 45 of all time!)
  Sun. 10/30/11 2:00am Joe McG:

Sounds like a throwdown, Matt! Can you think of any others?
  Sun. 10/30/11 2:01am Matt from Springfield:

After listener pierre was mentioning the "waves" on a set, New Wave, Dark Wave, Cold Wave, I told him to check out Yoko's "Don't Count The Waves" :) I don't know if that was on a single though!
  Sun. 10/30/11 2:02am Marmalade Kitty:

The whales an dolphins are diggin, they KNOW whatch mean Yoko love!
  Sun. 10/30/11 2:02am maximilian:

ohohohobobiiiiteerhghhhheeeeeehheererhhheeee
  Sun. 10/30/11 2:04am Marmalade Kitty:

thats quite a pronunciation, Maximilian
  Sun. 10/30/11 2:06am Marmalade Kitty:

any Band of Gypsies, Joe?
  Sun. 10/30/11 2:07am Matt from Springfield:

Record exec: "Hey, you hear of these Mamas and the Papas? They're becoming huge! I just heard their song "12:30 (Young Girls Are Coming To The Canyon)". You need to put out something like them!"
  Sun. 10/30/11 2:09am Matt from Springfield:

Nice! I'm jumpin' on Jango's Carousel.
  Sun. 10/30/11 2:11am Joe McG:

@Kitty: I'm failing you this evening, I don't have anything you've requested....
  Sun. 10/30/11 2:13am Marmalade Kitty:

all good,Joe :)
  Sun. 10/30/11 2:17am Marmalade Kitty:

100%!
  Sun. 10/30/11 2:17am Joe McG:

:)
  Sun. 10/30/11 2:21am Marmalade Kitty:

your digits are safe :) I hear DJ's who dion't meet the quoter are subject to having fingers cut off..! a bit harsh but I understand.. :)
  Sun. 10/30/11 2:23am Joe McG:

Actually, it's not the fingers.
  Sun. 10/30/11 2:24am Matt from Springfield:

@MKitty: At least Joe will have three digits left! Better than those blokes who only earned two digits! :)
  Sun. 10/30/11 2:25am Matt from Springfield:

Wow, another Colin Blunstone solo single! Are these yours, or the station's?
  Sun. 10/30/11 2:26am Joe McG:

Mine, all mine!
  Sun. 10/30/11 2:27am Marmalade Kitty:

Any Hendrix? You know Foxey Lady must have blown the socks offa everybody in the 60's
  Sun. 10/30/11 2:29am Matt from Springfield:

Glad someone's playing them! And late 60s Chiffons--excellent!

@MKitty: Jimi had well known albums (Are You Experienced?, Electric Ladyland..) really not sure if he had any singles, or at least high charting singles.
  Sun. 10/30/11 2:29am Joe McG:

Only one I have is the one you can't play on the radio, "Gloria." He says bad words.
  Sun. 10/30/11 2:30am Matt from Springfield:

Oh Jimi, Oh Patti, why does anyone who covers "Gloria" have to add bad words to it? :)
  Sun. 10/30/11 2:32am Marmalade Kitty:

FUCK..!
  Sun. 10/30/11 2:32am Matt from Springfield:

Hey, I heard this somewhere before! This is good!
Now Joe, can you properly tell apart: Barbara George, Barbara Lewis, Barbara Lynn, and Barbara Mason? :)
  Sun. 10/30/11 2:33am Matt from Springfield:

You and WFMU could help write a "60s DJ SAT"; takers would have to match songs by all those Barbaras, all the Bobbys, short answer responses for the bands that did certain One Hit Wonder titles... ;)
  Sun. 10/30/11 2:37am Marmalade Kitty:

Snow in autumn - Dry spring..?
  Sun. 10/30/11 2:39am Marmalade Kitty:

John Lennon would be well chuffed/proud with the guys giving it large at the occupy demos..!
  Sun. 10/30/11 2:41am Matt from Springfield:

@MKitty: Oh man, I miss him! He would be writing and performing songs especially for Occupy demos were he still around!
  Sun. 10/30/11 2:44am Joe McG:

I bet you he would!
  Sun. 10/30/11 2:44am Marmalade Kitty:

I believe john would say spirit is mosty important!!!!!!
  Sun. 10/30/11 2:45am Matt from Springfield:

I'm glad David Peel seems to be doing a song for OWS though, have to check out these links later...

Why hasn't Clay Pigeon found him? He interviewed him at Union Square's "4/20 Pot Day" a few years ago, I wish he had ended up in one of Clay's recent programs!
  Sun. 10/30/11 2:45am Marmalade Kitty:

give us a Lennon 7" Joe?
  Sun. 10/30/11 2:47am bk:

And Stiff discovered Akron Ohio.
  Sun. 10/30/11 2:48am Marmalade Kitty:

Clays interview programmes are invaluable historical source! to otherwise rely on media reports would be very sad
  Sun. 10/30/11 2:49am Matt from Springfield:

You got "Stand By Me"! And couple of Stiff Records 45s too!

I've got Clay's programs saved as podcasts, I recognize their historical importance--and will refer them to anyone as a "primary source" to look at. :)
  Sun. 10/30/11 2:53am Matt from Springfield:

Hey, The Pink Fairies!
  Sun. 10/30/11 2:55am Marmalade Kitty:

YAY FOR CLAY! YAAY!
  Sun. 10/30/11 2:56am Marmalade Kitty:

GO JOE!
  Sun. 10/30/11 2:57am Matt from Springfield:

Jona Lewie?! I didn't know you were allowed to play him in the States! ;)
  Sun. 10/30/11 2:57am Joe McG:

Ha ha ha!
  Sun. 10/30/11 3:00am Matt from Springfield:

Good night Joe! One week a year, Single File takes over the station!

Night, Marmalade Kitty!
  Sun. 10/30/11 3:01am Marmalade Kitty:

Billy bremner Leeds utd.. not! Night Matt, Joe, all sweeties!
  Sun. 10/30/11 3:12am Brian in UK:

Congratulations Joe on all your hard work.
  Sun. 10/30/11 8:38am Joe McG:

Thanks, Brian. Special thank you to Eric from New York who chipped in the last bit for this show. Thanks, Eric!
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