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Artist Track Album / Format Label Year Comments Approx. start time
Hank Levine w/ Timothy Leary   Image, Part One / The Psychedelic Experience   Options (CD-R) from the Brainen Archive   ABC  1961 / 1966    0:00:00 )  
James Brown   Go Power at Christmas Time   Options Santa's Got a Brand New Bag (CD) from the Brainen Archive   Rhino  1970 / 1988    0:01:58 )  
NRBQ  Snowfall   Options We Travel The Spaceways (CD) from the Brainen Archive   Clang!  2012    0:05:00 )  
Hershel Burke Gilbert  Cue for String Orchestra   Options Adventures Of Superman-Music From The 1950s TV Series Soundtrack (CD) from the Brainen Archive   Varese Sarabande  '50s / 2000    0:09:40 )  
Beach Boys  Be Still   Options Friends* / 20/20 from the Brainen Archive   Capitol  1968 / 1990  Dennis Wilson gone 30 years ago (Dec. 28, 1983)  0:11:58 )  
Beach Boys  Little Bird   Options Friends* / 20/20 (CD) from the Brainen Archive   Capitol  1968 / 1990    0:12:46 )  
Valdo Williams  Move Faster   Options New Advanced Jazz (LP) from the Brainen Archive   Savoy  1967  Thanks to Scott McDowell  0:15:12 )  
Pentangle  The Snows   Options Solomon's Seal (LP) from the Brainen Archive   Reprise  1972    0:20:33 )  
Nina Simone  Little Girl Blue / Good King Wenceslaus   Options Little Girl Blue (CD) from the Brainen Archive   Bethlehem  1959 / 1992    0:24:47 )  
Youngbloods  Don't Play Games   Options Earth Music (CD) from the Brainen Archive   RCA  1967 / 1988    0:29:07 )  
 
Music behind DJ:
John Barry 
  Beat Girl   El      0:30:21 )  
Todd Rundgren  Marlene   Options Something/Anything? (CD box set) from the Brainen Archive   Rhino  1972    0:41:51 )  
Detroit Strings  Ain't Nothin' Liike The Real Thing [strings only]   Options (MP3) from the Brainen Archive   Motown  1968  Thanks to Doug Young  0:45:29 )  
Claude Debussy  Epigraphe #4: Pour la danseuse Aux Crotales   Options Debussy Rediscovered (CD) from the Brainen Archive   Arabesque  1914 / 2009  Thanks to Keith Spring  0:50:18 )  
Jonathan King  Everyone's Gone To The Moon [extended version]   Options (MP3) from the Brainen Archive   Parrot  1965  Thanks again Doug  0:53:01 )  
Beachwood Sparks  Desert Skies   Options Desert Skies (CD) *   Alive  '97/'98 / 2013  shelved debut album  0:54:30 )  
Buster Brown  The Madison   Options Good News (LP) from the Brainen Archive   Charly  ca '60 / 1989    0:59:06 )  
 
Music behind DJ:
"frogs and more frogs" @ Joe Bauer's  
    Raccoon      0:59:17 )  
Left Banke  Pretty Ballerina [extended version]   Options (MP3) from the Brainen Archive   Smash  1967    1:07:18 )  
Smokey and His Sister  In a Dream of Silent Seas   Options Smokey and His Sister (CD) from the Brainen Archive   Columbia / Sundazed  1966 / 2007    1:11:40 )  
Smokey and His Sister  Creators of Rain   Options Smokey and His Sister (CD) from the Brainen Archive   Columbia / Sundazed  1966 / 2007    1:14:04 )  
Miles Davis Sextet  Fran-Dance [from "Jazz Track" LP]   Options The Original Mono Recordings (Boxed set) *   Columbia  1958 / 2013    1:16:49 )  
Miles Davis w/ Bob Dorough  Blue Xmas (To Whom It May Concern)   Options Facets (LP) from the Brainen Archive   Columbia  1962  French album  1:22:37 )  
Kitty Kaye & Cats  Fishtruck Boogie   Options (MP3) from the Brainen Archive   Hawk  1953    1:25:26 )  
 
Music behind DJ:
Phil Spector & The Wrecking Crew 
  Phil's Flipsides   EMI Legacy      1:26:21 )  
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band  Moonchild   Options The Legendary A&M Sessions (EP) from the Brainen Archive   Edsel  1966 / 1986    1:39:16 )  
Dave Hamilton  Late Freight   Options Blue Vibrations (CD-R) from the Brainen Archive   Workshop Jazz  1963  on Motown's Workshop Jazz subsidiary  1:41:41 )  
Pete Donnelly  Merry Xmas This Year   Options (WAV) from the Brainen Archive   Pete Donnelly  2012  see: petedonnellymusic.com  1:46:01 )  
Phillip Glass  Vessels   Options Koyaanisqatsi (CD) from the Brainen Archive   Orange Mountain Music  1982 / 2009  OST
Thanks to FXO 
1:48:07 )  
NRBQ  Christmastime is Here   Options Live From Mountain Stage (CD) from the Brainen Archive   Blue Plate  1999 / 2002    1:51:03 )  
Blackbyrds  Walking' in Rhythm   Options Walking In Rhythm: The Essential Selection 1973-1980 (CD box set) *   Fantasy  1976 / 2013    1:54:15 )  
 
Music behind DJ:
"frogs and more frogs" @ Joe Bauer's  
    Raccoon      1:56:00 )  


(* = new, from the Brainen Archive The marked selections are from the Brainen Archive.)


Listener comments!

  Sat. 12/21/13 9:02am David in ATL from NJ:

Oh yeah! Let's get this thing going Mr Brainen.
  Sat. 12/21/13 9:05am David in ATL from NJ:

An early appearance by NRBQ. Nice.
Avatar Sat. 12/21/13 9:09am Mike East:

Happy Winter Solstice. Let's hope for a merciful winter.
Nice NRBQ track! Dig it.
  Sat. 12/21/13 9:13am Mr Biggles:

Kick ass tunes, sir. Be true to the school of Black Flag and the Beach Boys!
Avatar Sat. 12/21/13 9:14am Mike East:

Yesterday, @wfmu tweeted this audio of Murry Wilson yelling at the Boys: blogfiles.wfmu.org...
Avatar Sat. 12/21/13 9:22am Konin:

Morning Bob, about last week: so nice to here some Georgian polyphonic singing on WFMU. I went there hiking this year. Amazing place, food, drinks and music, it's all there. Plenty and of excellent quality. Totally recommended.!
Avatar    Sat. 12/21/13 9:37am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- any SexPistols fan knows who Ronnie Biggs was! ('Great Rock'n'Roll Swindle')...
Avatar    Sat. 12/21/13 9:38am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- love that late 60s BeachBoys I think of as analogous to 'Abbey Road' an' stuff...
  Sat. 12/21/13 9:42am Stephen Masucci:

Always love listening to your commentary and historical perspectives on the music you play.
  Sat. 12/21/13 9:50am David in ATL from NJ:

Love this song, Bob.
  Sat. 12/21/13 9:53am Woo:

I have yet to go to the Moon.
  Sat. 12/21/13 9:53am Stephen Masucci:

And Jonathan King no less, one of my absolute favorites.
  Sat. 12/21/13 10:07am William:

I think Quicksilver Messenger Service shelved an entire first LP.
Avatar Sat. 12/21/13 10:10am SmokinJ:

Lovin' Left Banke here waitin' for the storm...
  Sat. 12/21/13 10:13am melinda:

Great Left Banke song.
Avatar Sat. 12/21/13 10:13am CTEmpress:

Hi ATL: love to all my pals there and we are bright and sunny in NJ with Smokey and His Sister sailing on silent seas!
  Sat. 12/21/13 10:13am Jay from Scotland:

yeah thanx for Smokey and His Sister! & the rest...
Avatar    Sat. 12/21/13 10:13am Jim Price:

Thought Smokey tune was Davy Jones!
  Sat. 12/21/13 10:17am Dave in Vermont:

I miss this song. Thanks Bob!
Avatar Sat. 12/21/13 10:20am SmokinJ:

Miles is bitchin'..
Avatar    Sat. 12/21/13 10:24am SeanG:

WOO-HOO!
Avatar Sat. 12/21/13 10:25am DeemerDave:

Miles is horribly cynical
Avatar    Sat. 12/21/13 10:32am JakeGould:

Nice!
  Sat. 12/21/13 10:38am r i s k y:

This show always makes me want to go back to sleep...
Avatar Sat. 12/21/13 10:39am SmokinJ:

Pleasant dreams!
  Sat. 12/21/13 10:43am Moe:

My 7 year old's getting jaded she didn't freak about the frogs... Whatever she said.... But, i still get a kick out of them
Avatar Sat. 12/21/13 10:51am Sigurdur:

Hi bob
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