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Turning over the toy box and jamming together the gloriously mismatched musical Lincoln Logs, Legos and Tinker Toys from Tin Pan Alley pluggers, pickled egg tavern weepers, lockstep soul ensembles, skinny-tie power poppers, Eurotrash ravers, moontanned art school rockers, drunken soccer anthems and anything else that seems like a good idea at the time. There are no guilty pleasures.

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Uncle Michael  Hinky Dinky Time Open   Options  
Cheap Trick  Hello There   Options In Color
(Epic - 1977)
Latimore  Qualified Man   Options b/w She Don't Ever Lose Her Groove
(Glades - 1976)
The Beatles  Because   Options Ultra Rare Trax, Vol. 5
(Ultra Rare Trax - 1989)
Nat King Cole  Let's Spring One   Options Sings
(Design - 1962)
Frank Ifield  Waltzing Matilda   Options b-side to Confessin' (That I Love You)
(EMI - 1963)
Ferdinand Richard  Le Bord De L'Escargot   Options En Forme !!
(Celluloid - 1980)
The Free Design  Summertime   Options Heaven/Earth
(Project 3 Total Sound - 1969)
Meters  Hand Clapping Song   Options b/w Joog
(Josie - 1970)
The Louvin Brothers  Don't Let Them Take The Bible Out Of Our School Rooms   Options Close Harmony (Bear Family box)
(Columbia - 1962)
The Showstoppers  Ain't Nothin' But A Houseparty   Options b/w What Can a Man Do?
(Showtime - 1967)
The Four Lovers  (You're The) Apple Of My Eye   Options b-side to The Girl In My Dreams
(RCA Victor - 1956)
Nazareth  Morning Dew   Options Nazareth
(Pegasus - 1971)
Timmy Thomas  Liquid Mood   Options b-side to Have Some Boogaloo
(Goldwax - 1967)
Cilla Black  Suffer Now I Must   Options It's For You (EP)
(Parlophone - 1964)
Roy 'C'  High School Dropout   Options b-side to Shotgun Wedding
(Island - 1966)
War  Galaxy   Options b/w Galaxy Pt II
(MCA - 1977)
The Guess Who  Key   Options Canned Wheat
(RCA Victor - 1969)
James & Bobby Purify  Untie Me   Options b/w We're Finally Gonna Make It
(Bell - 1968)
Lowell Fulsom  Why Dont We Do It In The Road   Options b/w Too Soon
(Jewel - 1969)
Buck Owens and his Buckaroos  Love Minus Zero/No Limit   Options Bridge Over Troubled Water
Capitol - 1971
Lil Buck & the Top Cats  Monkey In A Sack   Options b/w Cat Scream
(La Louisianne - 1969)
Frankie Miller  In No Resistance   Options Once In A Blue Moon
(Chrysalis - 1972)
LaVern Baker  Voodoo Voodoo   Options b-side to Hey, Memphis
(Atlantic - 1961)
Chester Lewis  Wade In The Water   Options b/w Precious Lord
(Eternal Gold - 1980)
Eddy Manson  Jumping Jack   Options Percussion Sounds and the Harmonica
(Diplomat/Pirouette/Spin-O-Rama - 1965)
Johnny Puleo  Peanut Vendor   Options Johnny Puleo And His Harmonica Gang
(Audio Fidelity - 1957)
Jimmy Webb  One Of The Nicer Things   Options b/w I Don't Want This Modern Religion
(Dunhill - 1968)
Marbles  Little Laughing Girl   Options The Marbles
(Cotillion - 1970)
John Kongos  Tokoloshe Man   Options b/w Can Someone Please Direct Me Back To Earth
(Fly - 1971)
Elephant's Memory  Liberation Special   Options Elephant's Memory
(Apple - 1972)
Music behind DJ:
Little River Band  It´s A Long Way There   Options b/w Meanwhile
(EMI - 1975)
Marvin Gaye  A Funky Space Reincarnation (Part 1)   Options b/w A Funky Space Reincarnation (Part 2)
(Motown - 1978)
Shocking Blue  Mighty Joe   Options b/w Wild Wind
(Penny Farthing - 1969)
Big Brown & The Gamblers  My Testament   Options b/w Baby Blues
(Palette - 1961)
Spirit  Uncle Jack   Options b-side to Mechanical World
(Columbia - 1968)
Kay Starr  Wheel of Fortune   Options b/w I Wanna Love You
(Capitol - 1952)
Bing Crosby  Deep Purple   Options b-side to Stardust
(Decca - 1939)
Henry Busse & His Orchestra (vocal Don Huston)  Tu-Li Tulip Time   Options b-side to When A Prince Of A Fella Meets A Cinderella
(Decca - 1938)
Peter, Paul & Mary  The House Song   Options Album 1700
(Warner Bros. - 1967)
Jeannie Jim Tom Bill  Silly Whim   Options b/w Devotion
(unknown - 1965)
Thundermug  Africa   Options Thundermug Strikes
(Axe - 1972)
Zombies  Conversation Off Floral Street   Options Odessey And Oracle
(CBS - 1968)
The Who  Going Mobile   Options b-side to Behind Blue Eyes
(Decca - 1971)
Senor Coconut  Autobahn   Options El Baile Aleman
(Emperor Norton - 1999)

Listener comments!

Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 12:00pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 12:03pm Alex In Illinois:

Hi Uncle Michael!
I am not tardy to this show.
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 12:03pm Jesse K:

Hello Michael! I'm ready to rock
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 12:04pm listener james from westwood:

a little cheap trick to launch the proceedings? i like, i like.
howdy all!
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 12:04pm pacific standard simon:

Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 12:04pm Uncle Michael:

Greetings, ROCKFORD!
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 12:07pm northguineahills:

The switchover got me, but since then, smooth skating...
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 12:07pm Uncle Michael:

I hope my connection works well this week.
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 12:08pm listener james from westwood:

this is what i tell my editing clients. let me be your qualified man.
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 12:08pm Brian in UK:

@ngh not on thin ice I hope.
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 12:09pm northguineahills:

I used to scratch records behind this a capella version of Because when djing....
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 12:12pm Uncle Michael:

Just Because.
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 12:14pm Brian in UK:

Not Frank Ifield
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 12:14pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 12:15pm Brian in UK:

He has been know to yodel.
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 12:17pm Brian in UK:

His biggest hit was 'I remember Hugh' one of the misheard skool of song.
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 12:17pm Uncle Michael:

And on rare occasion, not to!
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 12:21pm northguineahills:

This is the Free Design?
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 12:25pm northguineahills:

My criteria for anything "classic" is if it was made before 1992.
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 12:26pm Uncle Michael:

That's depressing.
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 12:27pm Lizardner Dave:

They used to say "it doesn't have to be old to be classic".
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 12:28pm holland oats:

unkie! drumma! peoples! wait, i missed the free design?!?
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 12:29pm Lizardner Dave:

Of course, they said that before 1992.
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 12:29pm Uncle Michael:

Who is this "they?"
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 12:30pm northguineahills:

If something is 22 years or older, and has stood the test of time, it has had time to mature, therefore, it becomes classic.
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 12:30pm Uncle Michael:

Hola Holland
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 12:32pm Uncle Michael:

@ngh: riiiiiiiiiiiiight...
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 12:33pm Alex In Illinois:

I did not know much about the Louvin Brothers, and I did not know that they sang such a theocratic dominionist number like that one!
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 12:34pm Uncle Michael:

But boy could they harmonize!
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 12:35pm pacific standard simon:

"Classic rock" -- that'd be stuff with orchestral arrangements, right?
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 12:39pm listener james from westwood:

there seems to have been a decision at new york's cbs 101.1 to redefine "oldies." it's no longer "stuff from the era of 'american graffiti." not sure if a similar creep has occurred on the so-called classic rock stations in the area. all i know is nyc music radio, outside of wfmu, is a bleak prospect. (inside of wfmu it's quite lovely.)
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 12:41pm northguineahills:

ie: John Cage's One6 is now a classic (1990).
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 12:41pm northguineahills:

Woah, nice Nazareth....
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 12:48pm Alex In Illinois:

"Classic Rock?" "Oldies?" Doesn't commercial broadcast radio choose a demographic of the population that has money to spend, then decide which kinds of things it will advertize, then figure out what kind of music to play to bring the listeners to the commercials? Then, maybe they hire PR firms to come up with those labels or redefine them or something like that.
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 12:49pm pacific standard simon:

Call me old-fashioned, but the progression goes: "moldy oldies"=pre-rock, "oldies"=pre-Beatles rock, "classic rock"=Beatles through Nixon resignation rock. Anything later is just myriad itty-bitty sub-genres.
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 12:51pm Uncle Michael:

I don't actually give a shit. There's "good" and "not good."
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 12:52pm listener james from westwood:

agreed, alex. they're broadcasting aural comfort food/nostalgia to soften folks up for the ads. same reason i hear 80s tunes on the muzak/xm box in whole foods and trader joe's. lulls folks into a warm place where they're liable to spend more.
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 12:54pm Uncle Michael:

Yeah, that's exactly right, Alex.
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 12:55pm northguineahills:

In some states you can get a classic car plate if your car is 25 years or older.
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 12:55pm pacific standard simon:

Yes, well -- there is that, Uncle.
And "ironic".
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 12:55pm Alex In Illinois:

Ouasite outa site it's gone! When I was a kid, I won this single! I hope I still have it in my 45 collection. Maybe it got stolen along with If It Don't Fit Don't Force IT by Kelly Patterson
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 12:56pm Uncle Michael:

I don't do ironic.
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 12:58pm Uncle Michael:

I do do *long*.
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 1:00pm listener james from westwood:

nj is one of those states, ngh. weird to see 1970s station wagons tooling around with their QQ-prefix plates.
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 1:01pm listener james from westwood:

again, might be a way to spin gold from nostalgia. but don't listen to me, i'm the one with an obscure science fiction reference on his license plate. :D
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 1:02pm Uncle Michael:

It's that way hear. It would be cool to put "ANTIQUE" on an '88 Civic.
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 1:05pm Jeff Golick:

Tardy. Feeling classic.
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 1:05pm Alex In Illinois:

Mmmmm. Stereo drum solo! (Said like Homer Simpson experiencing pleasure).
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 1:06pm Jeff Golick:

Always had to laugh when hearing a Boston station's promo cart: "Playing the greatest hits of the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s!!"

Way to limit yourselves, guys.
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 1:06pm listener james from westwood:

::makes homer drooling noise::
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 1:07pm Jeff Golick:

Having fun with the phaser.
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 1:08pm Stanley:

I'm back.
Whipping up some saag aloo in the kitchen but listening attentively.
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 1:12pm Uncle Michael:

Hello Stanley and everyone else that slipped it in...
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 1:15pm Brian in UK:

Oooooh Matron.
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 1:18pm pacific standard simon:

Sorry, got distracted by a telecommuting spouse. I was just going to say that I DO do ironic -- it's pretty much the only way I can listen to something like "Billy, Don't Be A Hero".
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 1:23pm pacific standard simon:

Of course, the standards of a DJ (an active music enjoyer) and a listener (a passive music enjoyer) are bound to be somewhat different.
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 1:26pm Uncle Michael:

If I'm playing a comp that contains BDBAH, I may not skip it. If I play something on the show that seems ironic...it's not...there's something about it that I have genuine affection for.
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 1:30pm pacific standard simon:

I would assume so -- but I'm not always going to be able to share it. So, in that case, I might spin fables in my head about the differences between us that allow you to like it...
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 1:36pm Uncle Michael:

Rightly so. it takes all kinds.
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 1:37pm Alex In Illinois:

In any case, it is much nicer to listen to music that someone wants to share with you because he or she wants you to hear the music itself, as opposed to music that is being played in order to get you to buy $#!+.
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 1:38pm Uncle Michael:

I was just about to try and sell you some shit. damn.
  Fri. 7/12/13 1:39pm Grubbus:

that's why music was invented...to be heard..not commoditized
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 1:40pm Uncle Michael:

Yeah...but popular music *is* a commodity. And I'm fine with that.
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 1:41pm pacific standard simon:

I love "Peanut Vendor" almost as much as "Skokiaan" and "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White".
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 1:41pm listener james from westwood:

i should say i am entirely susceptible to musical suggestion during wfmu pledge times. even for cuts that aren't on premiums or prizes. :) belock opened a marathon show with "shake some action" once and i nearly signed over a paycheck.
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 1:42pm Alex In Illinois:

Whatever. I had another drooling-like-Homer-Simpson momment with those harmonicas in stereo doing Manicero/Peanut Vendor.
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 1:44pm Alex In Illinois:

That "Whatever" was to the stuff about music being a commodity. I understand Listener James From Westwood's experience.
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 1:44pm Uncle Michael:

I love that something I love...someone else may kinda like...and something I think is a bit cool...someone else might love.
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 1:44pm Alex In Illinois:

The wfmu pledge time experience, I mean.
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 1:44pm pacific standard simon:

Come to think of it, those 3 songs would be the beginning of a wonderful marathon premium. Hell, throw in "Tico Tico", too.
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 1:48pm pacific standard simon:

Uh-huh, UM. There's only about a half-dozen Guess Who songs that I get really excited about, but I like finding out what else in their catalog is on your "must hear" list.
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 2:04pm Uncle Michael:

Meta kills conversation, dead!
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 2:04pm pacific standard simon:

This one would be a 7-10 split for me, between the ironic interest in the Hair-style harmonies, and the genuine interest in the pre-Mark Knopfler guitar part.
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 2:06pm Uncle Michael:

It's total yacht rock...it's CSN meets Doobies...I just dig pop craft. It's in my musical DNA.
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 2:11pm glenn:

jimmy webb won 8 grammies in 1968. that's all.
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 2:11pm pacific standard simon:

It's something I enjoy, too -- if not quite as thoroughly. Nick Lowe didn't turn me into a Bay City Rollers fan, but he did help me appreciate what was going on there.
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 2:12pm Uncle Michael:

Yep, just 8.
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 2:13pm pacific standard simon:

And the first band that was "my band" wasn't the Beatles OR the Stones -- it was the Monkees!
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 2:19pm Uncle Michael:

Power pop from Spirit?
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 2:20pm pacific standard simon:

They could do it all.
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 2:26pm listener james from westwood:

yes indeed. killer kay cut. used to wonderful effect over an "l.a. confidential" montage.
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 2:27pm listener james from westwood:

::forces self to keep proofreading and not go re-read the ellroy novel::
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 2:27pm Alex In Illinois:

Wheel of Fortune by Kay Starr! I remember playing a 78 rpm record of this on a furniture-sized Radio+Phonograph at my Grandmother's house. The record might have been my Mom's or Uncle's.
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 2:28pm Uncle Michael:

You might find an Ellroy typo!
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 2:30pm listener james from westwood:

i might, but no way am i pointing it out to him. he'll curbstomp me!
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 2:41pm pacific standard simon:

Here's one of those Uncle Michael discoveries -- something I like, but never heard before.
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 2:42pm Uncle Michael:

Simon, I'm certain that was an example of something I heard *once* before.
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 2:44pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 2:45pm pacific standard simon:

Possibly electric ones!
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 2:46pm Jeff Golick:

Faving THUNDERMUG, in part for the name, in part for the song, in part for the memories.
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 2:47pm pacific standard simon:

Duck call!
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 2:50pm Jeff Golick:

Gotta run so will start the thanks early: Thanks for a great show, UM!
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 2:50pm Uncle Michael:

Jeff, we're going to turn you to the dark side yer. ROCKANDROLL!
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 2:51pm pacific standard simon:

I tend to think of the Zombies as part of a continuum that continues with Spirit, and then Steely Dan.
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 2:52pm Uncle Michael:

Hmmm...interesting...The Zombies/Spirit timeline might not line up right.
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 2:53pm Jeff Golick:

Well, I started there (via what in the 80s was known as "college rock"), but your show is an education in itself. Would love some Shoes recommendations, btw...
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 2:53pm Brian in UK:

Is it true that Neil Young has never won a Granny, sorry Grammy?
Great mix Uncle Michael, gotta get pizzering.
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 2:53pm pacific standard simon:

There's overlap.
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 2:53pm Uncle Michael:

See ya Brian!
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 2:54pm Uncle Michael:

Start with the recent Shoes comp. Jeff.
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 2:56pm Jeff Golick:

kthanx! bai!
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 2:56pm listener james from westwood:

how did i never hear the senor coconut cumbia krautrock cut?!
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 2:56pm pacific standard simon:

Saw a making-of docu about Who's Next this week; it was fun, watching the engineer play with the mixing board to isolate parts, like the wah-wah guitar in "Going Mobile".
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 2:57pm Uncle Michael:

That's what I'm here for, James.
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 2:58pm Uncle Michael:

There goes Jeff...sans Shoes.
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 2:59pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks for being here, everybody!
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 2:59pm pacific standard simon:

It's because we like him. No Shoes throwing, here!
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 3:00pm pacific standard simon:

And thank you for being such a fab host, Michael!
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 3:00pm listener james from westwood:

many thanks, uncle michael, for the stellar show!
Avatar Fri. 7/12/13 3:01pm Alex In Illinois:

See Ya! TIme for me to listen to my other Friday show, on a different listener supported station.
Thanks for a great show!
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