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Options November 25, 2012: Cracks Between Your Eyelids

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
The Velvet Underground  All Tomorrow's Parties   Options The Velvet Underground & Nico Deluxe Edition  Polydor/Universal  2012  CD  alternate instrumental mix  *   0:00:00 ()
Demis Roussos  Mountains Beyond   Options On the Greek Side of My Mind  RPM  2012  CD  1971 solo LP  *   0:07:52 ()
Gabor Szabo  Some Velvet Morning   Options Bacchanal  Skye  1969  LP      0:12:04 ()
David T. Walker  Never Can Say Goodbye   Options David T. Walker  Ode  1971  LP      0:17:32 ()
Reuben Wilson  I Say a Little Prayer   Options Blue Bacharach  Blue Note/Capitol  1999  CD  From 1969    0:22:12 ()
 
Roberta Flack  Gone Away   Options Chapter Two  Atlantic  1970  LP      0:36:44 ()
Candi Staton  Jolene   Options Evidence: The Complete Fame Records Masters  Kent/Ace  2011  CD  unissued track    0:41:47 ()
Kathi McDonald  To Love Somebody   Options Insane Asylum  Capitol  1974  LP      0:45:52 ()
Joe Hinton  Funny   Options Duke-Peacock Remembers Joe Hinton  Duke/ABC  1973  LP      0:50:55 ()
Boris Gardner  You Make Me Feel Brand New   Options The Definitive Collection of Federal Records (1964-1982)  17 North Parade  2010  CD      0:53:54 ()
Toddlin Town Sounds  It's Your Thing   Options Move with the Groove: Hardcore Chicago Soul 1962-70  Charly  2012  CD  From 1970  *   0:57:14 ()
John Lee Hooker  Dark Room   Options Hooker Alone  Labor  1980  LP  recorded live in New York, 1976    0:59:51 ()
Bettye LaVette  You'll Never Change   Options The Trouble with Modern Girls: Trouble's 2006 Marathon Premium  WFMU  2006  CD-R  From 1963    1:05:10 ()
 
Parliament  Handcuffs   Options Mothership Connection  Casablanca/Polygram  1990  CD  From 1975    1:15:48 ()
The Gordian Knot  If I Could Only Fly   Options The Gordian Knot  Rev-Ola  2007  CD  From 1968    1:19:34 ()
Ray Woolf and the Avengers  Little Things That Happen   Options   Cass  2012  45  From 1967 (previously unreleased)  *   1:22:30 ()
 
  Single File: A bunch of random 45s in a row
Diana Ross  Love Hangover   Options   Tamla Motown  1976  45      1:27:59 ()
Jimmy "Bo" Horne  Get Happy   Options   T.K.  1977  45      1:31:27 ()
Mari  Learn to Love You Right   Options   Polydor  1975  45      1:35:51 ()
Ohio Express  Zig Zag   Options   Buddah  1968  45      1:38:57 ()
Madness  The Sun and The Rain   Options   Stiff  1983  45      1:41:09 ()
Mel and Tim  I May Not Be What You Want   Options   Stax  1972  45      1:44:31 ()
Little Beaver  Little Girl Blue   Options   Cat  1976  45      1:47:28 ()
The Everly Brothers  All I Have to Do Is Dream   Options   Cadence  1958  45      1:50:26 ()
 
-L-  Jalouse   Options Le Pop 7: Les Chansons de la Nouvelle Scene Francais  Groove Attack  2012  CD    *   2:04:15 ()
Diane Dufresne  J'ai Besoin d'un Chum   Options 100% CanCon- Evan "Funk" Davies' 2012 Marathon Premium  WFMU  2012  CD-R  From 1975  *   2:07:31 ()
Brigitte Fontaine  Brigitte   Options Brigitte Fontaine  Saravah  2002  CD  From 1972    2:09:51 ()
Tindersticks  Plus de Liaisons   Options Working for the Man  Island  2004  CD  From 1995    2:12:21 ()
James Yorkston  Woozy with Cider   Options The Year of the Leopard  Domino  2006  CD      2:15:55 ()
Ghost Box  The Black Mill Video Tape   Options Sleep Games  Ghost Box  2012  CD    *   2:19:49 ()
Frazier Chorus  Cloud 8   Options Ray  Virgin  1991  CD      2:24:43 ()
Minnie Riperton  Les Fleur   Options Come to My Garden  Varese Sarabande  2002  CD  From 1970    2:28:16 ()
 
John Prine  Angel from Montgomery / A Good Time   Options The Singing Mailman Delivers  Oh Boy  2011  CD  live in 1970    2:36:33 ()
Guy Clark  Me I'm Feelin' the Same   Options Texas Cookin'  Sugar Hill  1991  CD  From 1976    2:43:14 ()
Ray Stinett  A Fire Somewhere   Options A Fire Somewhere  Light in the Attic  2012  CD  From 1971  *   2:46:38 ()

Listener comments!

  Sun. 11/25/12 12:11am V:

I like this song
  Sun. 11/25/12 12:11am Holly in NC:

Good morning. Joe! Glad you're playing this - though there's no way I'll spring for the 6 cd shebang...
  Sun. 11/25/12 12:13am Andrew Waterloo:

Yah, there's a bit of an exploitation thing going on with VU releases
Avatar    Sun. 11/25/12 12:13am Joe McG:

Hey, V! Hey, Holly! Are there really six discs? Holy moly.
Avatar    Sun. 11/25/12 12:14am Joe McG:

Pretty soon they're going to put out that tape of Lou Reed's amp.
Avatar    Sun. 11/25/12 12:15am Joe McG:

Hey, Andrew! Velvesploitation!
  Sun. 11/25/12 12:19am Dave in PA:

...when I'm .... straaaaaight
  Sun. 11/25/12 12:19am Destroit:

hello Joe, holly, AW and the entire fun bunch. Let's play in the sandbox shall we.
  Sun. 11/25/12 12:20am Uncle Michael:

What an amazing song to cover as an instrumental.
Avatar    Sun. 11/25/12 12:21am Joe McG:

Hey, Detroit and Uncle Mike: Welcome to the Velvet Sandbox.
  Sun. 11/25/12 12:22am Chop Scott:

JOE! I'm here my friend..and happy as ever for the company!
  Sun. 11/25/12 12:22am Andrew Waterloo:

Hello Destroit
Avatar    Sun. 11/25/12 12:23am Joe McG:

Chop Scott! Thanks, as always, for coming along for the ride!
  Sun. 11/25/12 12:24am Uncle Michael:

Just found the Szabo track at Aquarium Drunkard. Whee!
  Sun. 11/25/12 12:24am Holly in NC:

Hi Destroit! @Dave - one of my all time faves, oddly heard Thin White Rope cover before original
  Sun. 11/25/12 12:25am Destroit:

Velvet Sandbox is being trademarked as we speak.
  Sun. 11/25/12 12:26am Droll:

I haven't heard a set of Beautiful Music like this since the 80's. Incredibly smooov instrumentals, thanks Joe!
  Sun. 11/25/12 12:27am Uncle Michael:

Velvet Elevator
  Sun. 11/25/12 12:29am Andrew Waterloo:

ewww.. this sandbox is full of needles and sunglasses
Avatar    Sun. 11/25/12 12:29am Joe McG:

@Droll: Thanks, man. I like Uncle Michael's idea: Riding the Velvet Elevator.
  Sun. 11/25/12 12:31am Uncle Michael:

I'm good for a six or seven hundred floors.
  Sun. 11/25/12 12:35am Destroit:

Haha, Waterloo, dirty filthy after-hours sandbox. It was cool until the new owners ruined it.
  Sun. 11/25/12 12:42am Chop Scott:

I'm a fan of the Brooklyn version of the classic Manhattan cocktail-switch out the sweet vermouth for dry --and a lemon peel.
  Sun. 11/25/12 12:43am Steve-O:

Hey Joe. First time I've listened to your show, and I'm liking everything I've heard so far, especially the Wilson track. =)
Avatar    Sun. 11/25/12 12:43am Joe McG:

Nice! Do they actually call it a Brooklyn? They ought to!
  Sun. 11/25/12 12:44am Uncle Michael:

What's in a Staten Island?
Avatar    Sun. 11/25/12 12:44am Joe McG:

@Steve-O: Thanks! The show is a little different every week, but I'm glad you like how this one has gone so far. I'm just trying to get the sand out of my mouth.
  Sun. 11/25/12 12:47am Andrew Waterloo:

This has a very similar ending to Hey Joe?
Avatar    Sun. 11/25/12 12:47am Joe McG:

@AW: You're absolutely right! I never even noticed before!
  Sun. 11/25/12 12:49am Uncle Michael:

I used the White Stripes version of Jolene on a show I did that was mainly rock versions of country songs. Candi Staton could sing me a subpeona and I'd like it.
Avatar    Sun. 11/25/12 12:51am Joe McG:

@UM: You said it. Candi is the greatest.
  Sun. 11/25/12 12:53am Andrew Waterloo:

I'm digging up my favourite Roberta Flack record for tomorrow morning... or maybe some late night procrastinative listening
  Sun. 11/25/12 12:53am Uncle Michael:

What's your favorite?
  Sun. 11/25/12 12:54am Andrew Waterloo:

First Take
  Sun. 11/25/12 12:57am Uncle Michael:

I have the vinyl...it's a little worn but I don't mind. $2 bin about three years ago.
  Sun. 11/25/12 12:58am Andrew Waterloo:

vinyl here too.. very good condition..$4
  Sun. 11/25/12 1:02am Uncle Michael:

I wonder if the vast FMU repository has the Jim Weatherly records I can't find.
Avatar    Sun. 11/25/12 1:03am Joe McG:

I'll have to look!
  Sun. 11/25/12 1:04am Uncle Michael:

No cover of this can touch Skip Pitts' opening guitar on the origina.
  Sun. 11/25/12 1:05am Uncle Michael:

Joe, see if you can find Midnight Plane to Houston!
Avatar    Sun. 11/25/12 1:09am Joe McG:

@UM: Sorry, but we have a disturbing number of Weather Report albums, but no Jim Weatherly, unless he's in the basement.
  Sun. 11/25/12 1:11am muhrvis:

Wow, Hooker...
  Sun. 11/25/12 1:13am Uncle Michael:

I appreciate you checking. Midnight Plane to Houston became Midnight Train to Georgia when Cissy Houston recorded it then again when Gladys recorded it. She also charted big time with several other Weatherly songs. Last Plane is actually about Lee Majors and Farrah Fawcett...absolutely true story. Jim and Lee were buddies from Ole Miss where Weatherly has been an All-American at quarterback. He also led a goog band called the Gordian Knot who's album has been reissued on CD,
  Sun. 11/25/12 1:15am Holly in NC:

UM, that is fascinating!
Oh, and Betty xo
  Sun. 11/25/12 1:17am Andrew Waterloo:

I guess Cissy Houston didn't want to be mistaken for the destination in Midnight Plane to Houston.
  Sun. 11/25/12 1:19am Uncle Michael:

Actually the producer (name escapes me) just thought the train thing was more evocative...though you're probably right about the name part.
  Sun. 11/25/12 1:20am Uncle Michael:

Story is that he actually wrote after hearing Farrah on the phone with Lee and the conversation inspired the song.
  Sun. 11/25/12 1:26am Uncle Michael:

Niiiiiice, Joe....thanks!
  Sun. 11/25/12 1:27am Andrew Waterloo:

Houston isn't exactly sexy in any correct sense of the word.
  Sun. 11/25/12 1:28am Uncle Michael:

Unless Dean Martin is singing about it.
  Sun. 11/25/12 1:33am Andrew Waterloo:

yes indeed
  Sun. 11/25/12 1:33am Uncle Michael:

Swedish Hangover
  Sun. 11/25/12 1:35am Uncle Michael:

I'd sure like to find a copy of this: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_OF8eoQYZHPA/TEPqh4SMUiI/AAAAAAAAA_Y/BQAig2r-Cyc/s640/JW-sleeve.jpg
Avatar    Sun. 11/25/12 1:38am Joe McG:

Too bad! I thought it was going to be a picture of Diana Ross!
  Sun. 11/25/12 1:43am Droll:

Mari sounds like a young Tom Waits.
  Sun. 11/25/12 1:44am Uncle Michael:

Joe, do you have access to the PP Arnold version of Angel of the Morning?
  Sun. 11/25/12 1:44am Mike Sin:

Nice! Just in time for "Single File"!
re: Ray Woolf -- great new CD comp of his ouput includes the monster "Little Things That Happen" as well.
Avatar    Sun. 11/25/12 1:46am Joe McG:

@UM: I'm sure I have it at home! Hey, Mike Sin! Thanks for the tip!
  Sun. 11/25/12 1:47am Mary Wing:

Was that last song spinning backward?
Avatar    Sun. 11/25/12 1:48am Joe McG:

@Mary: No, Mary, that's all you! That's the way it plays forward.
  Sun. 11/25/12 1:54am Uncle Michael:

night everyone...drifting here,,,thanks for music Joe
Avatar    Sun. 11/25/12 1:55am Joe McG:

All the best, Uncle Mike...sleep well!
  Sun. 11/25/12 2:08am D. Blumin:

SEPT!
  Sun. 11/25/12 2:08am KP:

Hey, Joe.
Avatar    Sun. 11/25/12 2:13am Joe McG:

Hey, KP, how goes it?
  Sun. 11/25/12 2:18am KP:

Mrs. KP is translating for me. She's the member of the family who has been off the Island,
  Sun. 11/25/12 2:20am Frenchy:

This here is worth pledges, folkz!
Avatar    Sun. 11/25/12 2:20am Joe McG:

@KP: Excellent. "No More Affairs"!
  Sun. 11/25/12 2:21am KP:

Very well. We just saw Silver Linings Playbook. Terrific.
  Sun. 11/25/12 2:21am KP:

Speaking of Francaise!
Avatar    Sun. 11/25/12 2:27am Joe McG:

Thanks, Frenchy! I should have you here pitching for me! @KP: How was that movie, anyhow?
  Sun. 11/25/12 2:29am KP:

Great. Really. To see Robert De Niro actually acting, actually working was worth it alone. Highly recommended.
  Sun. 11/25/12 2:31am KP:

Is Frenchee posting from a Starbucks? Thought there were no Internets in NE.
Avatar    Sun. 11/25/12 2:35am Joe McG:

I haven't seen DeNiro in anything I've liked for a long time, sadly, so I'd like to see that.
  Sun. 11/25/12 2:37am KP:

Right. It's almost shocking. Easy supporting Oscar. And he's in it a lot.
Avatar    Sun. 11/25/12 2:43am Joe McG:

Wow, really? I'll check it out.
  Sun. 11/25/12 2:45am Brian in UK:

Mornin' Joe, KP.
  Sun. 11/25/12 2:46am Brian in UK:

This was our Singing Postman, no contest.
http://www.literarynorfolk.co.uk/singing_postman.htm
  Sun. 11/25/12 2:47am KP:

Hello, Brian.
  Sun. 11/25/12 2:47am Julie:

yeah he was really good in that one oh..what was it..that new flick Taxi Driver
Avatar    Sun. 11/25/12 2:48am Joe McG:

Hey, Brian! Nice postman!
  Sun. 11/25/12 2:48am Chop Scott:

Cheers Joe! Thanks for your company.
  Sun. 11/25/12 2:49am KP:

I want Maggie Serota's review of Silver Linings Playbook. It's very Philly-centric.
  Sun. 11/25/12 2:50am KP:

Little Fockers 3.
Avatar    Sun. 11/25/12 2:50am Joe McG:

Hey, Chop Scott! Thanks to you and everyone for tuning in tonight. I'm nearly done, but do stay tuned for Imaginary Radio with Chris M!
  Sun. 11/25/12 2:52am Brian in UK:

Jennifer Lawrence in Winters Bone was special. Great book by Daniell Woodrell.
Sleep well all.
  Sun. 11/25/12 2:55am KP:

She is fantastic in this.
  Sun. 11/25/12 2:58am Brian in UK:

Think she might take over from Loretta Young as my favourite!!
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