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Artist Selection Album    (Label / Recording date)
Theme Music:
James Brown 
Cold Sweat, pt. 1   Options b/w Cold Sweat, pt. 2
(King 1967)

The Campers  The Ballad of Batman and Robin   Options b/w Batmobile
(Parkway 1965)
Link Wray w/Bobby Howard  Batman Theme   Options b/w Alone
(Swan 1966)
Jon & Lee & The Checkmates  Batman Batusi   Options b/w Batman Theme
(Batman )
Johnny Morrisette w/The Mike Lewis Band  (Bat Man) For Days   Options b/w For Days
(Baytone )
King Sounds & The Israelites  Batman   Options Forward
(Island 1981)
The Standells  Batman   Options Dirty Water
(Capitol 1966)
Butch Baker  Batman at the Go-Go   Options b/w Robin at the Go-Go (instrumental)
(St. Lawrence )

Talkover Music:
Sabu Martinez 
High Tension   Options Sabu in Orbit
(SMC 1960)

Dick Moorehead & the Paramounts  Spanish Batman   Options
( Cloud)
Bobby Valentín  Batman's Boogaloo   Options Young Man with a Horn
(Fania 1965)
Célio Balona  Tema de Batman   Options b/w Tema de Onibus
(Bemol )
Donna Sumarna & Madesya Group  Batman   Options Batman
Les Hou-Lops  Batman   Options Got the Go!!! Volume 2
(La Classe Internationale )
Popera Cosmic  Filmore-Batman   Options Les Esclaves
( 1969)

Talkover Music:
Peter Herbolzheimer Rhythm Combination & Brass 
That Ol' Bus Smell   Options Wide Open
(MPS 1974)

Thor-Ables  Batman and Robin   Options b/w My Reckless Heart
The Sensational Guitars of Dan & Dale
(Sun Ra & the Blues Project) 
Robin's Theme   Options Batman and Robin
(Universal 1966)
Burt Ward feat. Frank Zappa  Boy Wonder I Love You   Options
Lacy Gibson  I Am Gonna Unmask the Batman   Options b/w I Want an Easy Woman
(Repetto 1968)
The Squires  Batmobile   Options b/w I Don't Care
(Penguin 1966-7)
The Paniks  I Can Beat Him Up   Options b/w Playin' Games
(20th Century-Fox 1966)
LaVern Baker  Batman to the Rescue   Options b/w Call Me Darling
(Brunswick 1966)

Closing Theme:
Specks Williams 
We Gave the Drummer Some   Options b/w Specks' Blues
(Jax 1960s)

Listener comments!

  Tue. 3/27/12 5:10pm Matt from Springfield:

First one to check in! Woohoo!

Whew, tough day today. I must have done a week's worth of thinking--what's on tap here tonight?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 3/27/12 5:12pm Doug Schulkind:

Going batshit over Batman tonight. An hour of crooning about the caped crusader. Welcome Matt!
  Tue. 3/27/12 5:14pm Matt from Springfield:

Aha! That's something out of the ordinary, should be fun! Afterwards, I should have a whiskey or the public transport DD-Mobile!
  Tue. 3/27/12 5:30pm Matt from Springfield:

IS there a version of the Batman theme "sung" by Shatner?? That would completely make my day!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 3/27/12 5:32pm Doug Schulkind:

Wish I could beam it up for you.
  Tue. 3/27/12 5:35pm Matt from Springfield:

Someday, maybe there will be Shatner tribute shows in Vegas. Qualified impersonators speak through all his classics, and do songs that he never did.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 3/27/12 5:39pm Doug Schulkind:

Have your heard Mr. Nimoy's musical output. It is serious laugh/cry territory.
  Tue. 3/27/12 5:41pm Matt from Springfield:

In fact...if I hear certain songs while my Dad's around (particularly "If I Were A Carpenter", "If I Had A Hammer", "Abraham Martin and John") I say that "it's a good song, but I like the original by Leonard Nimoy better" !! Always gets us laughing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 3/27/12 5:42pm Doug Schulkind:

Because, of course, Leonard Nimoy is your father. (Apologies for the laugh/cry comment earlier.)
  Tue. 3/27/12 5:44pm Matt from Springfield:

My Dad was well aware of Kirk's output, I actually clued him in to Spock's recordings.
  Tue. 3/27/12 5:46pm Matt from Springfield:

Hmmm, there's normally more early birds on the playlist. Glenn was/is here today on Brian's show; others should be coming in soon.
  Tue. 3/27/12 5:49pm jk:

love the show idea Doug, didn't I hear a couple of batman songs on wfmu today?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 3/27/12 5:51pm Doug Schulkind:

Did you really?! I am, as is often the case, complete oblivious.
  Tue. 3/27/12 5:51pm Matt from Springfield:

jk! How's it going today?
  Tue. 3/27/12 5:51pm jk:

it's great up here, hows it in springfield?
posted this on fb last night:
  Tue. 3/27/12 5:52pm mitten john:

Unmask the Batman
  Tue. 3/27/12 5:53pm Matt from Springfield:

@jk: Suddenly cold outside! Dramatic swings of weather, but at least summer isn't rushing headfirst into us like I feared.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 3/27/12 5:53pm Doug Schulkind:

@Mitten John
I had two options of "Unmask" to choose from! I'm going with the Lacy Gibson vocal.
  Tue. 3/27/12 5:57pm jk:

yeah, weird coincidence! I heard Brian played 3 batman songs: Terrifying Sickos - Batman, Sun City Girls - Batman and Celio Balona - Terrifying Sickos and Joe Belock played Joker's Wild by Bob Irwin And The Pluto Walkers, which isn't a batman song unto itself but was covered as a vocal track by the French-Canadian band named 'Batman' and renamed Farceur Mauvais.
and that has been your pointless wfmu train spotting report for the evening
  Tue. 3/27/12 5:58pm ndbob:

evening Doug and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 3/27/12 5:58pm Doug Schulkind:

Well, I've got Celio Balona at the ready. Considered but rejected Terrifying Sickos. Even I have standards...
  Tue. 3/27/12 5:59pm Matt from Springfield:

Spot on, jk!
I must have been out for those, at least if I haven't heard it, it's new to me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 3/27/12 5:59pm Doug Schulkind:

Got to the Sun City Girls track too late or might've included it. I love them Girls.
  Tue. 3/27/12 6:01pm Matt from Springfield:

Hi NDbob!
  Tue. 3/27/12 6:01pm glenn:

i are here. i've been checkin' out porter wagoner vids on utbe. did he ever do a version of batman?
  Tue. 3/27/12 6:02pm Matt from Springfield:

And hello again, glenn!
If Porter didn't, we'll sadly never get the chance now...
  Tue. 3/27/12 6:04pm Matt from Springfield:

"Hello Again Glenn" rhymes!
Also sounds like it could be the title of a crappy Top 40 pop song from the mid 70s.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 3/27/12 6:04pm Doug Schulkind:

Hiya ndbob! Greetings Glenn!
  Tue. 3/27/12 6:06pm ndbob:

Hi Matt!
  Tue. 3/27/12 6:06pm glenn:

good day, all of y'all.
  Tue. 3/27/12 6:07pm Matt from Springfield:

Love the spoken parts! The song's right up Link's alley, not surprised he had a go at it.
  Tue. 3/27/12 6:10pm ndbob:

Hi Glenn!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 3/27/12 6:12pm Doug Schulkind:

There will be no Wesley Willis aired on tonight's program. I repeat, no Wesley Willis.
  Tue. 3/27/12 6:13pm jk:

rock over London, rock over Pittsburgh.
  Tue. 3/27/12 6:13pm glenn:

how about maury wills?
  Tue. 3/27/12 6:13pm holland oats:

hhheeellllllooo aaagggaaaiiinnn...the good thing about having gtds on ALL DAY is i never miss the live shows! is there a downside? i think not!
  Tue. 3/27/12 6:14pm Matt from Springfield:

Yes, reggae Batman!
The Israelites don't sound like an older group, did they name themselves after Desmond's song?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 3/27/12 6:14pm Doug Schulkind:

Maury would steal the whole damn show.

Goood evening, Mr. Oats.
  Tue. 3/27/12 6:16pm Matt from Springfield:

Mash up: "Batman's In Dirty Water"
  Tue. 3/27/12 6:22pm holland oats:

baker - mature for his age!
  Tue. 3/27/12 6:24pm glenn:

speaking of israelite, it's easter soon. i have to find my dvd of the ten commandments.
  Tue. 3/27/12 6:25pm Matt from Springfield:

Mature 12 year olds, 150 year old King of Soul recordings, HOLY TOLEDO Batman! Space-time's fabric is ripping a hole!
  Tue. 3/27/12 6:26pm northguineahills:

I must have a Spanish batman somewhere from all of my trips to Mexico. I have Spanish Popeye and Spiderman. I'll need to go look.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 3/27/12 6:27pm Doug Schulkind:

It was on Downtown Soulville that I first heard "Spanish Batman."
  Tue. 3/27/12 6:29pm holland oats:

riddle me this, boy blunder... hey there's a batman thing on that brazilian guitar fuzz bananas comp isn't there? what's that thing called... ACK THERE IT AM!!!
  Tue. 3/27/12 6:30pm holland oats:

haha doug you beat me again...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 3/27/12 6:32pm Doug Schulkind:

Now THIS kid (from Indonesia) could be 12. Probably younger.
  Tue. 3/27/12 6:33pm ndbob:

great one here!
  Tue. 3/27/12 6:34pm jk:

Indonesian Wanda Jackson
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 3/27/12 6:34pm Doug Schulkind:

I think the Célio Balona track inspired this whole presentation. I had have to ask me to find out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 3/27/12 6:38pm Doug Schulkind:

Popera Cosmic here:
  Tue. 3/27/12 6:39pm Matt from Springfield:

These foreign covers need to stop lumping Superman along with Batman! After all, Superman really is a DICK!
  Tue. 3/27/12 6:39pm Hugo:

Any chance of hearing the Liverpool Scene version? Off their debut album - The Amazing Adventures of the Liverpool Scene.
  Tue. 3/27/12 6:39pm Matt from Springfield:

Superdickery, the Superman Is A Dick website is quite hilarious, particularly if you're an enthusiast of the old DC Comics.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 3/27/12 6:41pm Doug Schulkind:

Ooh, too late Hugo. I've got that here somewhere. Under a pile.
  Tue. 3/27/12 6:42pm jk:

popera cosmic top notch choice cut there
  Tue. 3/27/12 6:42pm holland oats:

matt/superdickery --- like!
  Tue. 3/27/12 6:43pm Matt from Springfield:

@holland oats: It's excellent, glad you like!
  Tue. 3/27/12 6:47pm Hugo:

Busy editing and reuploading Marion Brown - Solo Saxophone - over here. Completely forgot I had it until a wise guy at the DC++ hub spotted it in the file stash.
  Tue. 3/27/12 6:50pm ndbob:

ah DC++:)
  Tue. 3/27/12 6:51pm glenn:

well, this just upped the weird creepy factor.
  Tue. 3/27/12 6:52pm northguineahills:

well, it is Zappa involved.
  Tue. 3/27/12 7:02pm ndbob:

excellent show Doug!
  Tue. 3/27/12 7:05pm listener james from westwood:

aaaaah! i picked the wrong show to have dinner during w my dad. to the archives with me!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 3/27/12 7:06pm Doug Schulkind:

Listeners James, if anyone is allowed a night off, it's you. Give my love to Pops.
  Fri. 4/13/12 9:55am PSS:

Awesome show Doug. Such a great set. I love how varied it is despite being based around the theme. I am always amazed how many great versions there are of the Batman Theme or music it inspired.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 4/13/12 10:01am Doug Schulkind:

Thank's Pat!
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