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Milton Glaser 1966 poster for WOR-FM (see original here, and below)

Artist Song Album Label Comments Approx. start time
Ray Charles  One Mint Julep   Options Genius + Soul = Jazz  Impulse     
Davy Graham  Moanin'   Options Blues & Beyond  Decca; Topic    0:02:59 ()
Zombies  Work 'n' Play   Options The Zombies  Parrot    0:05:27 ()
Henry Mancini  Something for Cat   Options Breakfast at Tiffany's soundtrack  RCA    0:07:29 ()
Mose Allison  I'm Not Talking   Options The Word from Mose  Atlantic    0:10:43 ()
Lewis Sisters  He's an Odd Ball   Options 7-inch single (originally)  V.I.P. 
0:13:10 ()
Music behind DJ:
Artie Schroeck Implosion 
Didn't Want to Have to Do It   Options A Spoonful of Lovin'  Verve    0:15:58 ()
Clint Eph. Sebastian and the Junkers  Jane   Options Money No Be Sand: 1960s Afro-Lypso, Pidgin Highlife, Afro-Soul, Afro-Rock (various artists)  Original Music    0:18:59 ()
Miki Obata  Jane Jane   Options G.S. I Love You: Japanese Garage Bands of the 60s      0:21:26 ()
Romeo Z  Kaleidoscope   Options Kaleidoscope (soundtrack)  Warner Bros.    0:24:00 ()
Lulu & the Luvvers  Surprise Surprise   Options 7-inch single (originally)  Decca    0:26:35 ()
Rolling Stones  Off the Hook   Options Now!  London    0:29:02 ()
Alvin Robinson  Down Home Girl   Options 7-inch single (originally)  Red Bird  also on: The Leiber & Stoller Story, Vol.3: Shake 'Em Up & Let 'Em Roll 1962-1969 (Ace label)  0:31:34 ()
Priscilla Mitchell  He's Not for Real   Options 7-inch single (originally)  Mercury    0:34:29 ()
The Twans  I Can't See Him Again   Options 7-inch single (originally)  Dade    0:36:48 ()
Music behind DJ:
George Martin 
Ringo's Theme (This Boy)   Options A Hard Day's Night (soundtrack)  United Artists    0:39:22 ()
Ennio Morricone  Malto, caldo, soldi, morto... giorotondo (from Vergogna Schifosi)   Options Eviva! Morricone  Avanz  watch a clip from the film here, on YouTube  0:43:05 ()
Equals  Teardrops   Options Baby Come Back  RCA    0:45:51 ()
Bobbie Gentry  I Saw an Angel Die   Options Ode to Billie Joe  Capitol    0:48:23 ()
Critters  Gone for Awhile   Options Anthology - The Complete Kapp Recordings: 1965-67  Taragon/ MCA    0:51:07 ()
Jane Birkin  Ex Fan des Sixties   Options       0:54:08 ()
Zhang Xiao Feng  I Should Have Known Better   Options       0:57:08 ()
Music behind DJ:
Gil Trythall 
Wichita Lineman   Options Country Moog  Athena    0:59:27 ()
Victoire Scott  4eme Dimension   Options EP  Decca    1:02:20 ()
Mothers of Invention  Hungry Freaks Daddy   Options Freak Out  Verve    1:05:17 ()
The United States of America  Coming Down   Options The United States of America  Columbia; Edsel; Sundazed    1:08:46 ()
Warlocks  Can't Come Down   Options Grateful Dead: Birth of the Dead  Rhino    1:12:21 ()
Don Bowman  The San Francisco Scene   Options 7-inch single (originally)  RCA  (from the album, "Funny Folk Flops")  1:15:05 ()
Flatt & Scruggs  Rainy Day Woman # 12 & 35   Options Nashville Airplane  Columbia    1:17:19 ()
Lou Rawls  Dead End Street   Options Monterey International Pop Festival - Complete  Criterion DVD    1:19:50 ()
Pat Powdrill & the Powerdrills  They Are the Lonely   Options Girls With Guitars (various artists)  Ace    1:23:45 ()
Music behind DJ:
Mark Wirtz 
The Yellow Spotted Capricorn   Options The Go-Go Music Of The Mark Wirtz Orchestra & Chorus  RPM    1:26:04 ()
Holy Modal Rounders  Mole in the Ground   Options 2  Prestige    1:29:10 ()
Carmen McRae  The Sound of Silence   Options The Sound of Silence  Atlantic    1:31:53 ()
Caetano Veloso  The Empty Boat   Options Caetano Veloso  Philips    1:34:51 ()
Ten Wheel Drive  Lapidary   Options Construction #1  Polydor    1:39:56 ()
White Noise  Love Without Sound   Options An Electric Storm  Island    1:43:37 ()
Perrey & Kingsley  Carousel of the Planets   Options Kaleidoscopic Vibrations: Electronic Pop Music of the Future  Vanguard    1:46:33 ()
Sabrina  C'est pour toi (It's for you)   Options La France et Les Beatles, vol. 4 (various artists)  Magic/EMI France/Sony    1:49:30 ()
Billy Meshel  I Blew It   Options The Love Song of A. Wilbur Meshel  ABC Probe    1:52:36 ()
La Lupe  Touch Me   Options The Queen Does Her Own Thing  Tico    1:54:24 ()
George Benson  Doin' the Thing   Options 50 Years of Jazz Guitar (various artists)  Columbia    1:56:38 ()
Music behind DJ:
Ennio Morricone 
Malto, Caldo, Soldi, Morto, Giorotondo (replica), from Vergogna Schifosi   Options Eviva! Morricone  Avanz    1:59:49 ()

Listener comments!

  Thu. 3/28/13 11:25am gary mitchell:

The sound is WOR-FM.. New York!
Avatar Thu. 3/28/13 11:32am Charlie:

I have that jingle in my head frequently! I had that poster once upon a time, btw...
  Thu. 3/28/13 11:36am gary mitchell:

amazing jingle.. amazing station, especially '66-67 with Scott Muni, Rosko, Murray the K, and Johnny Michaels
Avatar Thu. 3/28/13 11:38am Charlie:

That time on that station had a huge impact on me.
  Thu. 3/28/13 11:47am gary mitchell:

WOR-FM's progressive format pre-dated WNEW-FM's.. and they did it with such enthusiasm
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/28/13 11:51am Michael:

Hi Charlie. Hi Gary. Looking forward to the show Charlie. 'New was pretty hip for a while as we followed the blowhard Muni and Rosko over there.
Avatar Thu. 3/28/13 11:53am Charlie:

Hi Michael! Yup, I dug 'NEW too, but have a soft spot in my heart for WOR. Wish it (and 'NEW) had lasted longer!
Avatar Thu. 3/28/13 11:55am ndbob:

morning Charlie, Gary, Michael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/28/13 11:55am Michael:

Well it was the first - exciting times then. Funny how quickly it all became formatted. Hey now Bob.
  Thu. 3/28/13 11:55am gary mitchell:

michael .. absolutely.. wnew-fm was great those first few years
  Thu. 3/28/13 11:56am gary mitchell:

hey BOB
Avatar Thu. 3/28/13 11:56am Charlie:

Howdy Bob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/28/13 11:57am Michael:

I sometimes still hear the Near brothers - Richard is on 'FAN and Dan is on SirusXM deep tracks channel.
Avatar Thu. 3/28/13 11:57am listener james from westwood:

how do, all!
Avatar Thu. 3/28/13 11:58am ndbob:

Heya James!
Avatar Thu. 3/28/13 11:58am Doug Schulkind:

I love the sound of Nothing in the morning...
Avatar Thu. 3/28/13 11:58am ndbob:

and hello Doug!
Avatar Thu. 3/28/13 11:59am listener james from westwood:

smells like ... freeform
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/28/13 11:59am Michael:

Morning James and morning Doug.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/28/13 12:01pm thedunkel:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/28/13 12:01pm Artie:

Good morning Chollie et.al.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/28/13 12:02pm Lewis:

ahhh, that's better....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/28/13 12:02pm Carmichael:

Hiyo, Charlie. Hey everyone.
Avatar    Thu. 3/28/13 12:03pm duke:

Good afternoon. Looking for some good sick day tunes. Off to a good start with Ray.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/28/13 12:04pm pacific standard simon:

Hello, Chahles and gang!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/28/13 12:04pm Carmichael:

Charlie don't SURF!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/28/13 12:04pm Michael:

This is in Hi-Fi ! Sounds great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/28/13 12:08pm Uncle Michael:

What is the sound of none hands clapping?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/28/13 12:09pm Uncle Michael:

Good morning drummables.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/28/13 12:10pm Uncle Michael:

Play me into the shower, Charlie...
Avatar Thu. 3/28/13 12:10pm still b/p:

I don't usually have Real Player set up to see the available visual accompaniments, but I was lookin' and from among the choices of meter/level lights, spacy abstractions, or a cartoon sheep named Annabelle who head-bobs and hops, I'll have...nuffin' with my Nothing, 'cuz the Nothing is plenty.
Avatar Thu. 3/28/13 12:10pm Charlie:

Howdy James, Doug, Dunkel, Artie, Lewis, Carmichael, Duke, Simon, Uncle!
Avatar Thu. 3/28/13 12:13pm ndbob:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/28/13 12:13pm Lewis:

just noticed that www.languageremoval.com hss gone missing... Does anyone know whether it will re-appear?
Avatar Thu. 3/28/13 12:13pm Charlie:

hey still b/p!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/28/13 12:13pm Lewis:

Diggin the current Mose frequency around here...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/28/13 12:15pm pacific standard simon:

Wonder what a mash-up of Mose and The Yardbirds would sound like.
Avatar Thu. 3/28/13 12:18pm still b/p:

"I know the best deadly sin....It's the sloth: because the sloth is the laziness and the laziness is doing nothing and if you're doing nothing you can't be committing the other deadly sins, sir."
- From a catechism lesson in a scene by Frank and Malachy McCourt.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/28/13 12:27pm pacific standard simon:

Demented stuff!
Avatar Thu. 3/28/13 12:28pm ndbob:

great version here!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/28/13 12:29pm pacific standard simon:

This avatar is dedicated to Charlie's theme today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/28/13 12:32pm pacific standard simon:

One of my favorite parts of The TAMI Show -- Brian Jones whacking away at his guitar on this.
Avatar Thu. 3/28/13 12:36pm don:

hey charlie and all!
  Thu. 3/28/13 12:38pm gary mitchell:

jerry reed's wife
Avatar Thu. 3/28/13 12:39pm Charlie:

Gary -- did not know that, thanks!
Hiya Don!
And thanks still b/p for the catechism.
  Thu. 3/28/13 12:43pm jan:

xcelnt progrm!
  Thu. 3/28/13 12:44pm gary mitchell:

thanks charlie.. and my agent thanks you
Avatar Thu. 3/28/13 12:45pm Charlie:

Howdy Jan! Good to see you.
Gary, I refused the fin your agent offered me, honest!
Avatar Thu. 3/28/13 12:47pm People Like Us:

  Thu. 3/28/13 12:48pm gary mitchell:

ok, Charlie, then it's dinner on me at Angelina's Sub Shop in North Adams
Avatar Thu. 3/28/13 12:48pm Charlie:

Harroo, harroo, P.L.U.!
Avatar Thu. 3/28/13 12:49pm People Like Us:

Herro Herro!
  Thu. 3/28/13 12:51pm gary mitchell:

nice one from Bobbie
Avatar    Thu. 3/28/13 12:52pm duke:

Bobbie Gentry big-haired dream girl
Avatar Thu. 3/28/13 12:52pm Charlie:

Talent bigger than her hair.
Avatar Thu. 3/28/13 12:52pm Joe McG:

Thanks for the Bobbie, Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/28/13 12:53pm pacific standard simon:

Today's lunch special, Chez Simone, is whole grain wraps with mortadella, swiss cheese, onion-and-chive cream cheese, english cucumbers, olives and spring greens. Carry on!
  Thu. 3/28/13 12:54pm gary mitchell:

beautiful critters flipside!
Avatar Thu. 3/28/13 12:57pm Charlie:

Hi there, Joe!
Avatar Thu. 3/28/13 1:08pm Charlie:

Was there ever a band called "The Left-Behinds"?
Avatar    Thu. 3/28/13 1:11pm duke:

The Left-Behinds soundcloud.com...
Don't know about any right behinds
Avatar    Thu. 3/28/13 1:12pm holland oats:

LURVE this song
Avatar Thu. 3/28/13 1:12pm Charlie:

Ha ha! I like the title: "Strange Things Are A Foot" Thanks Duke.
Avatar    Thu. 3/28/13 1:17pm duke:

Are these the pre-Grateful Dead Warlocks?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/28/13 1:18pm pacific standard simon:

...and it's still like that, here!
Avatar Thu. 3/28/13 1:23pm Charlie:

Duke, they'll always be the Warlocks to me!
Avatar Thu. 3/28/13 1:24pm fleep:

Program-appropriate icon engaged, phasers on stun.
Avatar Thu. 3/28/13 1:26pm Charlie:

lol, fleep.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/28/13 1:29pm pacific standard simon:

fleep has it figured out...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/28/13 1:30pm northguineahills:

I'm so nothinging I've yet to comment.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/28/13 1:31pm pacific standard simon:

Nothing flatt & scruggs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/28/13 1:32pm pacific standard simon:

How did you know that I wanted to hear The Rounders, Charlie?
Avatar Thu. 3/28/13 1:34pm fleep:

Those crazy coocoo sounds of silence...
Avatar Thu. 3/28/13 1:34pm Charlie:

I always want to hear the Rounders, don't you?
Avatar Thu. 3/28/13 1:35pm Charlie:

Don't make me play Frank's version of Mrs Robinson, fleep.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/28/13 1:36pm pacific standard simon:

northguineahills displays the wolf mask replica
Avatar Thu. 3/28/13 1:38pm still b/p:

I heard of a couple of Frank's very late duets recently. 3D....Dreadful, dreadful, dreadful.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/28/13 1:39pm Michael:

For Charlie and Doug if he's here: Stop motion tour of Brooklyn made from 3,000 photos.
It's sorta psychedelic =)
Avatar Thu. 3/28/13 1:40pm Charlie:

sounds cool, Michael, will check later!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/28/13 1:41pm pacific standard simon:

Someone should check the shower and see if Uncle Michael fell down in there -- he still hasn't checked back in, yet.
Avatar Thu. 3/28/13 1:41pm Doug Schulkind:

**Charlie, the stream kicked back in! Reconnect!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/28/13 1:42pm northguineahills:

Slipped back to Doug's stream... and we're back.
Avatar Thu. 3/28/13 1:43pm Charlie:

How long was that lapse? I'm trying to gather data to troubleshoot here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/28/13 1:43pm Uncle Michael:

Hello again.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/28/13 1:43pm pacific standard simon:

Oh, the hazards of remote streamcasting. About a minute, Charlie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/28/13 1:45pm Michael:

yup about 30 seconds to a minute - not too long.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/28/13 1:45pm pacific standard simon:

Hey, Unca Donal... I mean, Michael!
Avatar Thu. 3/28/13 1:45pm Doug Schulkind:

I saw that stop-motion flick this morning. I like how the dude bicycles from the Brooklyn Bridge to Prospect Park in about two frames.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/28/13 1:47pm Michael:

Right Doug - if only!
Avatar Thu. 3/28/13 1:49pm Doug Schulkind:

I think it was about a minute. Maybe 90 seconds.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/28/13 1:50pm Carmichael:

Perrey & Kingsley! Yay!!!
Avatar Thu. 3/28/13 1:50pm still b/p:

Duck family trivia I just picked up this week: the voice of Scrooge McDuck since the early 80s has been Alan Young, who was Wilburrrr on the Mister Ed TV show.
Avatar    Thu. 3/28/13 1:51pm holland oats:

re bkln stop motion - what record store is that?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/28/13 1:52pm pacific standard simon:

Awesome -- Alan Young is still active?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/28/13 1:53pm Uncle Michael:

Paul Frees prior to that.
Avatar Thu. 3/28/13 1:53pm fleep:

Alive age 93
Avatar Thu. 3/28/13 1:54pm Doug Schulkind:

Looks like you'll have to suck in your bladders for another two hours, because more un-missable radio is coming your way next with THE MATT FIVEASH SHOW, here on the Drummer Stream.

Matt's playlist page is here:
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/28/13 1:54pm Parq:

That "hardest working astronaut" drop-in was nifty. Where's it from?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/28/13 1:55pm pacific standard simon:

Sounds like a dynasty! I don't want to get that old, but it's nice that the people I like DO.
Avatar Thu. 3/28/13 1:57pm still b/p:

..still voicing, at least until pretty recently. Please, Jesus, let me get a duck gig in my extreme dotage.
Avatar Thu. 3/28/13 1:57pm Matt F:

A glance at your playlist shows me that A) I missed a really good one, and B)that I have gotten here too late to request Mel Torme's version of "Sunshine Superman". Oh well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/28/13 1:57pm pacific standard simon:

But what would a version of "Touch Me" WITHOUT a heavy-handed horn section sound like?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/28/13 1:57pm Parq:

You would think that we're past the point where a Hispanic accent is all it takes to make us laugh, but this "Touch Me" singer nearly had me do a spit take.
Avatar Thu. 3/28/13 2:01pm Charlie:

Matt, I request that you play the Velvet Fog's version of Sunshine Superman!
Here's Matt's playlist folks: www.wfmu.org...
Stay tuned for Matt!
Avatar Thu. 3/28/13 2:01pm ndbob:

excellent show Charlie!
Avatar Thu. 3/28/13 2:01pm Charlie:

And thanks all for being here today!
Avatar Thu. 3/28/13 2:01pm fleep:

Also late for the party, hope the archive thingy works, thanks Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/28/13 2:01pm northguineahills:

Well, this as been bang-up shindig! See you next week, Charlie!
Avatar Thu. 3/28/13 2:01pm listener james from westwood:

dug the show, charlie!
Avatar Thu. 3/28/13 2:01pm People Like Us:

excellent show Charlie
Avatar Thu. 3/28/13 2:01pm Matt F:

I'll play it next week, I promise!
Avatar Thu. 3/28/13 2:02pm People Like Us:

downloading this one for the car
  Thu. 3/28/13 2:02pm Laura L:

What PLU said! Thanks, Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/28/13 2:03pm pacific standard simon:

Charlied the show, Doug!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/28/13 2:03pm Michael:

Super show Charlie - thanks!
Avatar Thu. 3/28/13 2:03pm still b/p:

How about just mouth harp and spoons for Touch Me? Or concertina and kalimba?

goodshow goodbye.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/28/13 2:03pm Parq:

Oh, it was La Lupe. I should have known.
Avatar Thu. 3/28/13 2:04pm Charlie:

Bye bye!
Avatar Thu. 3/28/13 10:12pm Charlie:

(a little late, but) Parq, that soundbite was from Lost in Space.
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