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April 11, 2015
Options April 11, 2015 The Carl Ballantine Memorial Playlist
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Artist Track Label Approx. start time
Four Sharps  Options Surf Guitar   Sharp  0:00:00 )  
Jack and the Ripper Z  Options Heart Attack   Perfection Sound Studios  0:07:43 )  
The Big Four  Options Outa Tune   Moon  0:09:50 )  
The Furys  Options Furyous   D&D  0:11:41 )  
Carl Phillips  Options Wigwam Willie   Bobbin  0:18:58 )  
Freddie Caddell and The Twirls  Options At The Rockhouse   Ardent  0:19:52 )  
Sonny Burgess & Kings IV  Options Mary Lou   Razorback  0:22:24 )  
Slim Harris & His Sterophonix  Options Frankie And Johnny   Fran  0:24:23 )  
Jon Abnor  Options Dixie Doodle Dandy   Startime  0:27:08 )  
Rudy "Tutti" Grayzell   Options You're Gone   Starday  0:29:55 )  
John Watson  Options Gettin - Right   B & 4  0:31:18 )  
The York Bros.  Options Monday Morning Blues   York Bros. Records  0:33:39 )  
Little Ernest Tucker  Options Gonna Get Me A Satellite   Fortune  0:42:28 )  
Stomp Gordon  Options Damp Rag   Decca  0:44:12 )  
Little Willie John  Options Do You Love Me   King  0:45:28 )  
Lloyd Price  Options Such A Mess   KRC  0:46:55 )  
Cliffie Stone's Orchestra with Bob Roubian  Options Here Comes The Train   Capitol  0:49:42 )  
Freddie Mitchell Orchestra  Options Flash   ABC-Paramount  0:51:56 )  
Tony Moon and the Aktones  Options N-A-C-L   Pan World  0:58:16 )  
The Cocoas  Options Flip Your Daddy   Chesterfield  1:01:01 )  
The Universals  Options Have Mercy Baby   Southern  1:05:25 )  
The Sharps  Options Lock My Heart   Lamp  1:06:47 )  
The Moroccos  Options Red Hots And Chili Mac   B and F  1:08:58 )  
The Marathons  Options Talkin' Trash   Arvee  1:10:22 )  
The Reactors  Options She's A Queen   Ablaze  1:18:44 )  
The Ron-De-Voo's  Options The Maid   Cycle  1:19:20 )  
Misty Bonner  Options Watch Me Do The Twist   Atlanta  1:21:38 )  
Mike & The Dimensions  Options Little Latin Lupe Lu   No Label  1:25:16 )  
La Chords  Options Flame Out   Gay  1:28:49 )  
Tony Fresca  Options Jungle Farm   Largo  1:30:20 )  
The Galaxies  Options Wa-Wa-Watusi   No Label (No one would dare)  1:32:32 )  
Barry Ray  Options Something From The Twilight Zone   Walker  1:34:50 )  
Dixon DeVore II  Options Medicine Man   Dapt  1:36:50 )  
Jimmy Lewis  Options Um'A Leave   Ment  1:44:58 )  
Kitty Love  Options You Gotta Change   Dade  1:47:55 )  
Al Amon  Options Japan (Is Raisin' San)   Tishman  1:49:18 )  
Little Henry & The Laveers  Options Whip It On Me   Laveer  1:53:11 )  
Miss LaVell  Options Why Young Men Go Wild   Duke  1:53:49 )  
Johnny Mitchell and the Majestics  Options Shoppin and Hoppin   Chex  1:58:22 )  
Ruben Fort  Options So Good   Anna  1:58:55 )  

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/11/15 1:07pm Ken From Hyde Park:

"This whole world's gone . . . [egregious technical error]"
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/11/15 1:08pm fred:

Good afternoon Rex and fools.
For a moment, I thought that Bryce was filling in
  Sat. 4/11/15 1:08pm johnk77:

unusual and disturbing intros
i know i can count on wfmu
  Sat. 4/11/15 1:09pm Shawn Garrett:

The whole world went CRAAAAAAAAAAAZY!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/11/15 1:11pm fred:

I guess this proves that Rex' intro is on a CD
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/11/15 1:12pm fred:

Then again, with tracks named "Heart Attack", "Outa Tune", and "Furyous", it might have been planned
Avatar    Sat. 4/11/15 1:20pm acid casualty:

I would like to note that tomorrow is hound dog Taylor's 100th birthday.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/11/15 1:20pm Debbie From Georgia:

First nice day of the year, think I'll stay inside and listen to the radio.
  Sat. 4/11/15 1:36pm Brez:

Agreed, York Bros., don't try to overdo it. It's fun to have fun, but you have to know how!
  Sat. 4/11/15 1:37pm Brez:

Like Debbie from G, now SHE knows how to have fun!
Avatar Sat. 4/11/15 1:40pm JENN XO:

11 episodes of Carl here:

The Queen & I was a short-lived American sitcom which aired on CBSfrom January 16 to April 24, 1969. It starred Larry Storch as junior officerCharles Duffy serving aboard a once popular but now aging run-down cruise ship, the Amsterdam Queen. When the crew find out the new owners intend to sell the ship for scrap, he and the rest of the crew involve themselves a number of "get rich quick" schemes in an attempt to save their ship.
  Sat. 4/11/15 1:40pm Brez:

Rex, what is Carl Ballantine holding up in that photo? Looks like one of my hats…?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/11/15 1:41pm purpleknif:

Hey! That guy!
  Sat. 4/11/15 1:44pm Bellutz:

Ballantine named his daughters after race tracks...ya gotta respect that...I think
  Sat. 4/11/15 1:45pm Vincent:

Speaking of Karl Ballantine, a few years ago a pal 'o mine ran into his castmate from "McHale's Navy", Ernest Borgnine, at a deli in West Chester, PA, the corporate headquarters of QVC or Home Shopping Network or some other TV-based retail outlet pushing useless crap on wimmens with too much time/money on their hands. Ernest's wife sells a line of cosmetics or something there. Anyway, my buddy gets into a nice conversation with Ernie and his 40-year-old female manager, and, tables being scarce that day, invited them to luncheon with him at his table. Conversation eventually turned to Ernie's age ─he was ~90 at the time and quite sharp and spry─ and how he stays so that way and look so good. Cmdr. McHale turns to his manager and asks her if it's OK to let my friend in on the secret. The manager nods and Ernest leans in, looks over his shoulder, and informs him, "I masturb*te" (can you say "masturbate" on the Internet?).
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/11/15 1:48pm ChrisB.:

Rex, any plans for a Stan Freberg tribute today?
Avatar Sat. 4/11/15 1:50pm JENN XO:

BCP! Bing also loved the ponies ! Both of Carl's daughters were named after horse tracks ! That's the best failed trick of all time !

THE QUEEN AND I ---------------Bing Crosby Productions, Inc. (BCP)for CBS (Thursdays 7:30 pm EST)

Produced by Edward H. Feldman

US Comedy series 1969 13 episodes x 30 min color

starring

Larry Storch as Charles Duffy
Billy DeWolfe as Oliver Nelson 

Carl Ballantine as Becker 

Pat Morita as Barney
Barbara Stuart as Wilma Winslow 
Dave Morick as Max Kowalski

Liam Dunn as Capt. Washburn
Dave Willock as Ozzie
Reginald Owen as Commodore "Doodles" Dodds

 Premise:Fun aboard the pleasure cruise the "Amsterdam Queen".

Background:
A mid-season replacement for "Blondie"
  Sat. 4/11/15 1:56pm johnk77:

how about bing
co-creating the audio
recording business in
north america?
Avatar Sat. 4/11/15 1:56pm JENN XO:

This is my favorite image of Bing on the subway to the horse track in the scum late 70s .

transitmaphistory.com...
  Sat. 4/11/15 1:57pm johnk77:

@jennxo
thank u
Avatar    Sat. 4/11/15 1:58pm Joe non Papa:

Back in the day, Lloyd Price had a club on Broadway, next door to Hawaii Kai.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/11/15 1:58pm Juke Joint Jonny:

Learning chemistry can be fun, kids!
Avatar Sat. 4/11/15 2:04pm JENN XO:

I'll give you $5 for your copy , Rex !

Little Ernest Tucker 45 GONNA GET ME A SATELLITE / TOO SMALL...~ Fortune 843 VG+

Price:$832.00 USD

Start Date:January 30, 2015

End Date:February 06, 2015

Bids:42
  Sat. 4/11/15 2:10pm johnk77:

@purpleknif
did u know purple dorothy?
  Sat. 4/11/15 2:11pm Hollywood Mike:

Don't know if you gotta go all the way to Mexico for the red-hot fries & chile. You could just stop off at Tito's in Culver City, save yourself a frisking at the border.
  Sat. 4/11/15 2:12pm Lunk Head:

MY GOODNESS!! Nothing better than the chick laughing on this cut by the Marathons
Avatar    Sat. 4/11/15 2:13pm Andy in Berlin:

I love that laugh! That's the kind of girl I could love or marry.
  Sat. 4/11/15 2:22pm Lunk Head:

Atlanta Records!!!!!!! NO FREAKING WAY!!!!!!
  Sat. 4/11/15 2:23pm Bob:

oH YEAY mISTY..Its all fun an games ...until somebody twists a knot in their intestine !
Avatar Sat. 4/11/15 2:27pm JENN XO:

SilverlakeGirl03/25/10  5:40PM
I am a native of WLA.
Ate at Ships in Westwood, Truman's Drive In in Westwood, the Farmers Market, The Pantry, Little Joe's, Taix's, Tail O the Pup, Phillipe's and a rare special dinner at The Pacific Dining Car ...I never heard of Tito's until I was an adult. It's horrible.----

RE: SilverlakeGirlwestsidegal03/25/10  7:06PMOT,
but you brought up ships---the morning cook at the ships on olympic and la cienega made the best scrambled eggs of anyone in the world.once, i went up to him to tell him that.he, very matter-of-factly said, "yes, that's true."no modesty there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/11/15 2:34pm purpleknif:

johnk77 you mean Dorothy Fuldheim?
  Sat. 4/11/15 2:35pm johnk77:

@pf
yes sir
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/11/15 2:36pm purpleknif:

Ernie was merciless to her!
  Sat. 4/11/15 2:39pm johnk77:

perhaps the first purple knif
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/11/15 2:41pm purpleknif:

Shock Theater changed my young life forever. Stay sick, Turn blue.
  Sat. 4/11/15 2:41pm johnk77:

did she wear a lot of purple?
  Sat. 4/11/15 2:43pm johnk77:

younger listeners
might only know turn blue
as a black keys long form
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/11/15 2:43pm purpleknif:

Not sure, but she was a clothes horse, and liked gaudy trinkets.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/11/15 2:44pm purpleknif:

Saw the Black Keys at The Lime Spider in the day.
Avatar Sat. 4/11/15 2:50pm JENN XO:

CHiPs 1/12/78

Carl Ballantine as Marvello The Great

Later, Ponch and Jon pull over a Mercedes that went through a red light on Orange Drive. When they start performing tricks, they realize that they've pulled over a magician, The Great Marvello, and his assistant

Friday night, Ponch and Jon arrive at Jon's apartment. Ponch turns on the lights and everyone surprises Jon...but he tells them it's not his birthday. It turns out Ponch was looking at his employee number, not his birthday. Getraer figures it's somebody's birthday and offers Jon some zucchini from his garden. Marvello The Great performs some card tricks as Jon gets a phone call telling him that Susie will be fine. For his final trick, Marvello pours milk into newspaper, flings open the newspaper, and sprays the whole room.
  Sat. 4/11/15 2:52pm johnk77:

@pf nice:>
i like this ohio music site
http://rubbercityreview.com
Avatar    Sat. 4/11/15 2:55pm BEAVO:

Adrian Belew did a great song using the I am what I am guy in the early 90s called I Am What I Am.
Avatar    Sat. 4/11/15 2:57pm BEAVO:

www.youtube.com...
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