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Options December 11, 2011: Joe McGasko and His Orchestra

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Benny Goodman and His Orchestra  Sing, Sing, Sing   Options Big Band Jazz  Smithsonian Institution  1983  LP  From 1937    0:00:00 ()
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra  The Giddy Bug Gallop   Options Jumpin' Punkins  RCA Victor  1965  LP  From 1941    0:10:51 ()
Woody Herman and His Orchestra  Apple Honey   Options Best of Big Bands: Woody Herman  Columbia  1990  CD  From 1945    0:14:16 ()
Artie Shaw and His Orchestra  Everything Is Jumpin'   Options The Very Best of Artie Shaw  RCA Victor/BMG  2001  CD  live at the Hotel Pennsylvania, NYC, 1939    0:17:36 ()
Count Basie and His Orchestra  Every Tub   Options The Very Best of Count Basie: The Original Recordings That Made Him Famous  MCA  1973  LP  From 1938    0:22:41 ()
Don Redman and His Orchestra  Shim-Me-Sha-Wabble   Options Master of the Big Band  RCA Victor  1966  LP  From 1940    0:26:01 ()
Glenn Miller and His Orchestra  It Must Be Jelly   Options The Swinging Mr. Miller  Empress  1993  CD  From 1942    0:29:21 ()
 
The Chantays  Pipeline   Options The History of Surf Music: Volume One  Rhino  1982  LP  From 1963    0:36:45 ()
Incredible Bongo Band  Pipeline   Options Bongo Rock  Strut  2001  CD  From 1973    0:38:48 ()
Exploding White Mice  Pipeline   Options In a Nest of Vipers  Big Time  1986  EP      0:41:53 ()
Johnny Thunders  Pipeline   Options You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory  Castle  2002  CD  From 1990    0:44:15 ()
Bruce Johnston  Pipeline   Options   Columbia  1977  12"      0:46:16 ()
  OK, that's enough "Pipeline" already!
Asha Puthli  I Dig Love   Options Asha Puthli  CBS  2011  LP  From 1974  *   0:53:13 ()
Taguchi Kumi  Theme Music   Options Tōkyō Emanieru Fujin (Tokyo Emanuelle) Soundtrack  Tiliqua  2006  MP3  From 1976    0:56:48 ()
Portray Heads  Elaborate Dummy   Options Ongaku 80 - Alternative Waves From Japan  Hiruko  2011  LP  From 1979  *   0:59:56 ()
Chapter 24  Love   Options EP  Chaps  2011  CD    *   1:03:34 ()
801  T.N.K.   Options 801 Live  Polydor  1976  LP      1:07:24 ()
Parasites of the Western World  Zytol Automation   Options   Destijl  2011  7"  From 1979  *   1:13:36 ()
 
  Single File: a bunch of 45s all in a row
The Crystal Junkyard  Mary's Little Lamb   Options   TRX  1969  45      1:24:54 ()
Gayle McCormick  It's a Crying Shame   Options   Dunhill-abc  1971  45      1:26:30 ()
Friend and Lover  Ode to a Dandelion   Options   Verve Forecast  1968  45      1:29:17 ()
Mud  The Cat Crept In   Options   RAK  1974  45      1:32:27 ()
Simon Stokes  Captain Howdy   Options   Casablanca  1974  45      1:36:20 ()
Milt Herth and His Trio  Echo Tango   Options   MGM  1955  45      1:39:32 ()
The Everly Brothers  Nancy's Minuet   Options   Warner Bros.  1963  45      1:42:23 ()
The Impressions  You Must Believe Me   Options   ABC Paramount  1964  45      1:44:31 ()
The Cycle  God   Options   Buddah  1971  45      1:46:54 ()
Prince  God   Options   Warner Bros.  1984  45      1:50:52 ()
 
Dobie Gray  Do You Really Have a Heart   Options In the Garden: The White Whale Story  Rev-Ola  2003  CD  From 1970    2:05:15 ()
Dobie Gray  Be a Man   Options   Charger  1965  45      2:07:36 ()
Dobie Gray  Honey, You Can't Take It Back   Options Out of Nowhere: The White Whale Story Volume 2  Rev-Ola  2004  CD  From 1970    2:09:43 ()
Dobie Gray  Drive On, Ride On   Options New Ray of Sunshine  Capricorn  1975  LP      2:11:58 ()
The Rolling Stones  Drift Away   Options   No Label  1973  MP3  Watch Dobie sing his big hit version here    2:15:05 ()
The Rolling Stones  Claudine   Options Some Girls  Universal Republic  2011  CD  This song is finally legal!  *   2:19:07 ()
Claudine Longet  Sleep Safe and Warm   Options Hello Hello: The Best of Claudine Longet  Rev-Ola  2005  CD  From 1968    2:22:46 ()
Meirelles e Sua Orquestra  Mulhe Rendeira   Options Bossa Jazz: The Birth of Hard Bossa, Samba Jazz and the Evolution of Brazilian Fusion 1962-73  Soul Jazz  2011  CD  From 1972  *   2:25:22 ()
Soema Montenegro  Leyenda del cururú/Flores del desierto   Options Passionaria  Western Vinyl  2011  CD    *   2:29:25 ()
Barbara Lynn  (Until Then) I'll Suffer   Options A Good Woman: The Complete Tribe and Jet Stream Singles 1966-1979  Kent  2011  CD  From 1968  *   2:35:01 ()
Greezy Wheels  Standing in the Light   Options Greezy Wheels  London  1975  LP      2:38:02 ()
The 5th Dimension  Moonlight Mile   Options Earthbound  abc  1975  LP      2:42:51 ()

Listener comments!

  Sun. 12/11/11 12:16am The Count of Al Dente:

Ya know, some polka wouldn't be so bad. Or maybe Nash the Slash.
  Sun. 12/11/11 12:17am Mike Sin:

The genre of music that is usually very unpopular on WFMU is usually... very popular.
  Sun. 12/11/11 12:18am Joe McG:

I've played Nash the Slash! AND polka! Ahead of the curve.
  Sun. 12/11/11 12:19am tony:

Sounds good to me. How bout some Artie Shaw/Gramercy 5?
  Sun. 12/11/11 12:20am Joe McG:

Hey, Mike! Hey, Tony! Yeah, I may go for some Artie...lemme see...
  Sun. 12/11/11 12:21am 12539:

I think Loutallica may be what I've heard the most complaints about lately on the comments board.
  Sun. 12/11/11 12:22am The Count of Al Dente:

Or over-lapping Ethel Merman with ESG?
  Sun. 12/11/11 12:23am cheri:

seasons greetings joe,,i'm sorry i can't stay i just came to say this is my final post of the year for this show,, and if you see julie tell her happy hoildays too,, btw are you playing some holiday tunes as well?? i'll be listening. happy new year joe!!
  Sun. 12/11/11 12:26am Itchy:

This music makes me feel so alienated ... and full of MOXIE!
  Sun. 12/11/11 12:27am Joe McG:

Hey, Cheri! Have a great holiday! Hey, Itchy...you are just full of vim!
  Sun. 12/11/11 12:27am The Count of Al Dente:

It makes me feel like I just chugged five bottles of Manhattan Special.
  Sun. 12/11/11 12:28am T-Zero:

Evening, JoeMcG. You have it swingin' this monring....
  Sun. 12/11/11 12:29am bryce:

joe, i'm in the middle of a decadent potluck, and you have 7 people almost flinging soup around the room
  Sun. 12/11/11 12:30am Joe McG:

Hey, T-Zero...yeah, gettin' things off to a swingin' start tonight. The Death Jams come later. BRYCE!
  Sun. 12/11/11 12:32am bryce:

seriously, people are bouncing, holding soup bowls. it's DEPRAVED
  Sun. 12/11/11 12:33am Bridget:

I LOVE this music. So perfect! Are you breaking 78's as you play 'em?
  Sun. 12/11/11 12:33am 12539:

Lester!
  Sun. 12/11/11 12:34am Joe McG:

SMASH! CRASH! POP!
  Sun. 12/11/11 12:36am The Count of Al Dente:

Time for Gene Krupa!!
  Sun. 12/11/11 12:37am Joe McG:

But, Count, we started with Gene!
  Sun. 12/11/11 12:38am Bridget:

Drum Boogie!
  Sun. 12/11/11 12:38am The Count of Al Dente:

OOps. Well then, kenny Davern. WTH, I can't go to sleep now.
  Sun. 12/11/11 12:40am The Count of Al Dente:

It's too bad Gene Palma isn't on disc.
  Sun. 12/11/11 12:44am The Count of Al Dente:

Hmmm, every tub of bootleg?
  Sun. 12/11/11 12:46am 12539:

"Every tub has to sit on its own bottom."
  Sun. 12/11/11 12:47am Julie:

wow look at all the Big Band music
  Sun. 12/11/11 12:48am The Count of Al Dente:

I think my blood pressure is settling down now.
  Sun. 12/11/11 12:56am Danne D:

I thought the Big Band set was outstanding, Joe. Next time it'd be great to hear a little Buddy Rich :)

Loving this Pipeline set too :)
  Sun. 12/11/11 12:58am Joe McG:

Hey, Danne D--thanks, man! Didn't suspect all these BB fans out there...maybe disco surf music is THE least popular!
  Sun. 12/11/11 12:58am tony:

Is there a middle ground - a rousing, toe tappin' big band version of Pipeline?
  Sun. 12/11/11 12:58am Danne D:

*wonders if Joe has anymore songs in the pipeline*
  Sun. 12/11/11 12:59am The Count of Al Dente:

The aforementioned guests at the dinner party should really be tossing their food now.
  Sun. 12/11/11 12:59am Danne D:

Heh, I thought you were going to do a tribute to Vance the Puppet and have a prog rock set :) There's a lot of great Big Band stuff - and heck, I'm old enough that I heard more than a few episodes of William B Williams' Make-Believe Ballroom on the way to the nursing home to see Nana
  Sun. 12/11/11 1:04am Joe McG:

Nanas always have the best taste in music.
  Sun. 12/11/11 1:05am Danne D:

lol (well it was actually Little Grandpa that chose the station - though I'm sure Nana would approve) :)
  Sun. 12/11/11 1:06am Danne D:

riding in the back of his plymouth duster with my mom in the front
  Sun. 12/11/11 1:08am The Count of Al Dente:

Ya know, it's kind of funny. I dig love in the morning too.
  Sun. 12/11/11 1:09am Joe McG:

@Count: What about in the evening?
  Sun. 12/11/11 1:11am Joe McG:

Oh, by the way, just so you know I care, I spared you versions of "Pipeline" by Bad Manners and Pat Metheny.
  Sun. 12/11/11 1:11am Julie:

awww bad manners??
  Sun. 12/11/11 1:14am Joe McG:

@Julie: Is it bad manners to say "aww" about Bad Manners? :)
  Sun. 12/11/11 1:17am Matt from Springfield:

Hey Joe!
A good crowd here, hope I'm not late to the party!
  Sun. 12/11/11 1:18am Julie:

@Joe Yes.
  Sun. 12/11/11 1:18am Matt from Springfield:

The Big Band sounds like a great set! So-and-so, with his orchestra...how about next week, you play those bandleaders WITHOUT their orchestras! :)
  Sun. 12/11/11 1:18am Joe McG:

@Matt: Well, I heard there was soup at this party, but I don't have any.
  Sun. 12/11/11 1:20am Matt from Springfield:

@Joe: Perhaps we can get the soup off the people who were flinging it around, put it back in bowls, and re-fling it!

T.N.K. = Tomorrow Never Knows!!! AWESOME prog/Roxy style cover!!
  Sun. 12/11/11 1:20am Julie:

oooh I like this
  Sun. 12/11/11 1:21am Julie:

I don't know that I want to eat Bryce-style soup
  Sun. 12/11/11 1:22am Joe McG:

@Julie: I'll tell him to leave out the brains.
  Sun. 12/11/11 1:22am Matt from Springfield:

@Julie: Re-cycled, re-flung Bryce soup is approved by the FDA for re-flinging, but not for slurping. Exercise extreme caution!
  Sun. 12/11/11 1:26am Matt from Springfield:

Does anyone remember an "All In The Family" episode where they're playing the "bandleader game"? One person comes up with two letters, like GM, and the person guessing has to figure out which Big Band(s) that could be (Glenn Miller). Is there anyone alive now with enough knowledge of Big Bands to play that game...
  Sun. 12/11/11 1:26am Bridget:

Smells like soup!
  Sun. 12/11/11 1:27am Julie:

@Bridget I am sure you all smell like soup.
@Joe now a big band version of tomorrow never knows, that would be something.
  Sun. 12/11/11 1:29am Matt from Springfield:

A comforting synth-rock track here!
(If SkyNet took over to THIS tune, I may resist less..)
  Sun. 12/11/11 1:35am Matt from Springfield:

Ha ha, The Crystal Junkyard!
Spin those platters, Joe!!
  Sun. 12/11/11 1:37am Joe McG:

@Matt: Preferably at the right speeds!
  Sun. 12/11/11 1:38am Matt from Springfield:

LOL, I caught your first start--but you caught that error very quick this time!
  Sun. 12/11/11 1:41am Matt from Springfield:

There's a Christmas CD I heard that's VERY good--"Jolly Old Soul", it has old soul artists like Otis Redding, Carla Thomas, Donny Hathaway, Solomon Burke and others Xmas songs. All upbeat, great songs!
  Sun. 12/11/11 1:42am Matt from Springfield:

OH HELL YEAHS!!!! Friend and Lover!!!! I mean a F&L song other than their hit, "Reach Out Of The Darkness"!!
  Sun. 12/11/11 1:42am Joe McG:

@Matt: I'll be hitting up some of those folks on my Xmas show.
  Sun. 12/11/11 1:45am Matt from Springfield:

@Joe: Glad you will be, great stuff lasts through the ages!
Mud! FMU must be the only station this side of the Pond that still plays them!

BTW, which one was the "Friend", and which was the "Lover"?....
  Sun. 12/11/11 1:47am david:

Hi Joe, MFS et al. I loved that Friend and Lover. Ultra rare.
  Sun. 12/11/11 1:48am Joe McG:

Hey, David! Glad you dug it. Jim Post was the friend, I always thought, but maybe he was the lover? Poll!
  Sun. 12/11/11 1:50am Matt from Springfield:

Hi david!
@Joe: Who was the friend and who was the lover? The husband or wife? Depends who you ask! ;)
  Sun. 12/11/11 1:51am Scott W:

hi joe! dinner party's gone violent, people are bleeding. bring us back - more big band you bitch!!
  Sun. 12/11/11 1:52am Joe McG:

@Matt: I'm not going there. I'm sure they are not lovers anymore. Maybe friends.
  Sun. 12/11/11 1:53am Joe McG:

@Scott W: Wow, and I was getting all serious! Hey, Scott!
  Sun. 12/11/11 1:55am Scott W:

we're getting serious too Joe - cap guns, broken glasses. thank goodness for the everlys
  Sun. 12/11/11 1:56am Matt from Springfield:

Wow, the Everly's song's character needs to do something about being a pushover--he's gone from being Cathy's Clown, to Nancy's Minuet!!
  Sun. 12/11/11 1:56am Joe McG:

@Scott: I'll play some scary songs about God soon, will calm y'all down.
  Sun. 12/11/11 2:01am ?:

Wow Purple Rain is unmistakable.
  Sun. 12/11/11 2:02am Joe McG:

From Purple Haze-ish to Purple Rain-ish.
  Sun. 12/11/11 2:02am Matt from Springfield:

I just looked it up--Larry Norman!! If you're playing songs about God, I strongly suggest him! He's the only Christian Rocker I can scream my head off for!
  Sun. 12/11/11 2:07am Scott W:

kevin ayers!!!
  Sun. 12/11/11 2:16am Sue:

Hey Joe! Happy Sunday :)
  Sun. 12/11/11 2:17am Joe McG:

Hey, Sue! What's up...besides YOU, I mean?
  Sun. 12/11/11 2:19am Sue:

Not much, just chillin... glad to catch your show. Hey, did you catch sight of the full moon tonight?
  Sun. 12/11/11 2:20am dino:

Does anyone else find it kinda hard to say farewell to Dobie?
  Sun. 12/11/11 2:22am yair Yona (Tel Aviv, Earth):

Perfect Sunday morning music !
  Sun. 12/11/11 2:22am Joe McG:

@Sue: I did! Like a headlight!
  Sun. 12/11/11 2:22am Sue:

I missed the Everly Brothers on Single File! Argh
  Sun. 12/11/11 2:24am Joe McG:

Hey, Yair! The Empire State Building was all red tonight. It was either for the holidays or a tribute to Blumin's red past.
  Sun. 12/11/11 2:26am Joe McG:

@dino: I'm sorry the Dobie set is so short...I meant to do something more extensive but ran out of time tonight...
  Sun. 12/11/11 2:30am dino:

Thanks for the nice set, McG. The Stone's Drift Away was a great choice too, I always thought it was an underappreciated track of theirs.
  Sun. 12/11/11 2:31am Brian in UK:

Hello Joe & folks. Sad 'bout Dobie and Howard Tate last week.
  Sun. 12/11/11 2:32am Joe McG:

I'm going to play some Howard next week, Brian.
  Sun. 12/11/11 2:32am dino:

And Hubert Sumlin.
  Sun. 12/11/11 2:34am Brian in UK:

The list goes on, Dino.
  Sun. 12/11/11 2:41am Brian in UK:

Did'ya see the lunar eclipse? Got it weak over here. Sounds like Scott W got downwind of something!
  Sun. 12/11/11 2:42am Joe McG:

@Brian: Full moon must be in full effect.
  Sun. 12/11/11 2:45am T-Zero:

Too cloudy here, Brian
  Sun. 12/11/11 2:49am Tubby:

Me too.
  Sun. 12/11/11 2:57am Danne D:

Great show Joe :)
Good night kids :)
  Sun. 12/11/11 2:59am Brian in UK:

Chin chin.
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