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A pennant-winning battery of songland. Ongoing feature: Single File, a half-hour of randomly selected small records with big holes.

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Options July 30, 2015: All the Grown-Ups Can Turn Their Radios Off

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
The Childrens' Hour
John's Children  Come and Play with Me in the Garden   Options Smashed Blocked  Get Back  1997  LP  instrumental version, 1967    0:02:08 (Pop‑up)
Tuesday's Children  Bright Eyed Apples   Options Strange Light from the East: The Complete Recordings 1966-69  Rev-Ola  2007  CD  From 1968    0:04:34 (Pop‑up)
Strawberry Children  Love Years Coming   Options The Magic Rocking Horse  Bam-Caruso  1988  CD  From 1967    0:07:50 (Pop‑up)
Eternity's Children  My Happiness Day   Options Eternity's Children  Rev-Ola  2002  CD  From 1968    0:10:39 (Pop‑up)
Summer's Children  Milk and Honey   Options The Melody Goes On: Soft Rock Volume Two  M&M  1994  CD  From 1966    0:13:44 (Pop‑up)
Saturday's Children  Born on Saturday   Options If You're Ready! The Best of Dunwich Records...Vol. 2  Sundazed  1994  CD  From 1966    0:16:02 (Pop‑up)
Nobody's Children  Dont'cha Feel Like Cryin'   Options I Can't Stop: Songs from the Single File Vol. 2 - Joe McGasko's 2011 WFMU Premium  WFMU  2011  CD-R  From 1968    0:18:21 (Pop‑up)
Thursday's Children  Dominoes   Options Never Ever Land: 83 Texan Nuggets from International Artists Records 1965-1970  Charly  2008  CD  From 1966    0:20:25 (Pop‑up)
Society's Children  Live for Today   Options single  Atco  1968  45      0:22:23 (Pop‑up)
Neighb'rhood Childr'n  Up Down Turn Around World   Options Long Years in Space  Sundazed  1997  CD  From 1967    0:24:55 (Pop‑up)
December's Children  Afternoon   Options December's Children  Mainstream  1970  MP3      0:27:19 (Pop‑up)
Eden's Children  If She's Right   Options Eden's Children  Head  2006  CD  ABC, 1968    0:29:56 (Pop‑up)
Yesterday's Children  Providence Bummer   Options Up All Night: 20 Heavy Nuggets from the Golden Age of Hard Psych  Past & Present  2009  CD  From 1970    0:32:26 (Pop‑up)
Freedom's Children  Sea Horse   Options Galactic Vibes  Normal  2008  CD  Parlophone, 1971    0:36:03 (Pop‑up)
Tomorrow's Children  War   Options Here Comes That Feeling - Hit Songs Jamaican Style  Trojan  2004  CD  From 1971    0:40:12 (Pop‑up)
Father's Children  Father's Children   Options Who's Gonna Save the World?  The Numero Group  2011  CD  From 1973    0:43:09 (Pop‑up)
Soul Children  The Hang-Ups of Holding On (Parts 1 & 2)   Options Best of Two Worlds  Stax  1995  CD  From 1970    0:50:38 (Pop‑up)
Wild Fire  The Dealer   Options Tropical Disco Hustle: Volume 2  Cultures of Soul  2015  CD  From 1977  *   1:08:00 (Pop‑up)
Casual T  Hands Off   Options Disc 'O' Lypso  Trans Air  2010  CD  circa early 80s    1:11:40 (Pop‑up)
Ruckus Roboticus  Fancy Footwork   Options Phantom of the Disco  Dance or Die!  2015  CD    *   1:15:53 (Pop‑up)
The Family Vibes  Garbage Man   Options Garbage Party: Garbage Time's 2015 Marathon Premium  WFMU  2015  CD-R  From 1973  *   1:19:30 (Pop‑up)
The Tamlins  Sweat for You Baby   Options Channel 1 Story Chapter Two  17 North Parade  2008  CD  From 1977    1:24:11 (Pop‑up)
Single File: Here are some 45 r.p.m. singles played in sequence
Sammy Davis, Jr.  Chico and the Man (Main Theme)   Options single  20th Century  1974  45      1:33:08 (Pop‑up)
Sugar Candy  Mummy, I Want to Go to the Discotheque   Options single  EMI  1975  45      1:35:00 (Pop‑up)
Tyrone Davis  Get On Up (Disco)   Options single  Columbia  1978  45      1:37:25 (Pop‑up)
Spoonbread  How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?   Options single  Stang  1972  45      1:41:10 (Pop‑up)
J.J. Light  Heya   Options single  Liberty  1969  45      1:44:59 (Pop‑up)
Waylon  Don't You Think This Outlaw Bit's Done Got Out of Hand   Options single  RCA  1978  45      1:48:07 (Pop‑up)
Phil Harris  The Thing   Options single  RCA Victor  1950  45  with Orchestra conducted by Walter Scharf    1:50:51 (Pop‑up)
The Adult Net  Waking Up in the Sun   Options single  Beggars Banquet  1986  45      1:53:11 (Pop‑up)
Girl  Hollywood Tease   Options single  Jet  1980  45      1:57:12 (Pop‑up)
Marcie Blane  A Time to Dream   Options single  Seville  1962  45      1:59:51 (Pop‑up)
Yonatan Gat  North to South   Options Director  Joyful Noise  2015  CD    *   2:12:55 (Pop‑up)
Mdou Moctar  Chimoumounin   Options Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai Original Soundtrack Recording  Sahel Sounds  2015  LP  Title of movie translates as "Rain the Color Blue with a Little Bit of Red in It"  *   2:18:29 (Pop‑up)
Richard Thompson  New-Fangled Flogging Reel / Kerry Reel   Options Strict Tempo!  Carthage  1983  LP  orig. on Elixir Records, 1981    2:23:46 (Pop‑up)
Teodulo Naranjo  El Son del Viento   Options The Real Mexico in Music and Song  Nonesuch  1966  LP  "The Sound of Wind"    2:27:00 (Pop‑up)
Dorothy Ashby  Little Sunflower   Options Afro-Harping  Umbrella  2001  CD  From 1968    2:29:29 (Pop‑up)
Marie Claire Jamet  Pavan and Variations   Options Four Centuries of Music for the Harp  Nonesuch  1966  LP  written by Antonio de Cabezón    2:33:12 (Pop‑up)
Susan Allen  Four Diatonic Caprices: Lento   Options Postcard from Heaven  New World  2015  CD  written by Alexander Tcherepnin  *   2:35:51 (Pop‑up)
Robert Maxwell, His Harp and Orchestra  Nature Boy   Options Shangri-La  Decca  1963  LP      2:37:56 (Pop‑up)
Daniel Bachman  Won't You Cross Over to That Other Shore (Reprise)   Options River  Three Lobed Recordings  2015  CD    *   2:41:11 (Pop‑up)
Area Code 615  Stone Fox Chase   Options Dylan, Cash and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City  Columbia Legacy  2015  CD  From 1970  *   2:45:41 (Pop‑up)
Jeff Cowell  We All Know   Options Lucky Strike's and Liquid Gold  The Numero Group  2015  LP  Recorded in 1974-75  *   2:49:24 (Pop‑up)
Laurice  Diamonds Are Forever   Options The Best of Laurice Vol. 2  Mighty Mouth Music  2015  LP    *   2:52:23 (Pop‑up)
The Spaniels  You Gave Me Peace of Mind   Options Out of Many, One Music! Songs That Shaped Jamaica  Fantastic Voyage  2015  CD  with Al Smith's Orchestra, 1956  *   2:55:11 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

  Thu. 7/30/15 9:02am Claw!:

¡Buenos dias!
Avatar Thu. 7/30/15 9:03am Cheri Pi:

th' Children!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/30/15 9:04am MD:

Good Morning my Bright and Beautiful Fellow Free-formists!!! Keep stayin' cool...'cause it's hot out there!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 9:04am Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi ho!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 9:05am Michele:

Good Morning! What's this song? I love it!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 9:08am SeanG:

it's summertime
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 9:08am KP:

Good Thursday to you, Joe.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 9:09am V Priceless:

Hey Joe and gang!
  Thu. 7/30/15 9:10am Brendan:

Good morning Joe. I can tell this is going to be a bountiful delicious show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/30/15 9:11am Marcel M:

Morning Joe and friends!

Our fridge stopped working over night... fun!
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 9:11am Joe McG:

Hello, everyone, and welcome to The Childrens' Hour!
  Thu. 7/30/15 9:13am Claw!:

Oof. Sorry about your fridge, Marcel. :-(
Don't open it too much - hopefully that'll help to save what's in there. Otherwise... Buffet Time!
  Thu. 7/30/15 9:14am Claw!:

You guys! Lookit these hilarious pants:

  Thu. 7/30/15 9:14am Brendan:

@Marcel - it could be worse. My fridge up and left me last night with my food. It's still running.
  Thu. 7/30/15 9:14am John Arthur:

  Thu. 7/30/15 9:15am Claw!:

@Brendan - *rimshot*
Nicely done.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 9:16am sugarwolf:

Look what I found: How to make your own Yip-Yip

Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 9:16am Uncle Michael:

This music is keeping the phone at work from ringing. Thank you Joe.
  Thu. 7/30/15 9:17am Brendan:

Bad kitchen humor.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 9:17am Ken From Hyde Park:

My fridge conked two years ago. My water heater quit about six years ago. It seemed ironic because it was in August and very hot outside, just like it's been here lately. The last thing a person would need would be making something more hot.
Avatar Thu. 7/30/15 9:18am Cork:

i love this song born on saturday ... this makes me want to dance
  Thu. 7/30/15 9:19am Will:

Already captivated by the show, cannot move away (from my computer). Don't forget the Freedom's Children, South Africa's finest!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 9:20am SeanG:

@Claw!--those white pants are divine :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 9:21am Ken From Hyde Park:

Is this really you, Joe? Or is Meghan running the thematic program today?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/30/15 9:21am Marcel M:

Thanks for the concern dudes. Thankfully we hadn't stocked it in a while so no big loss. Just have to deal with getting it fixed through the landlord now, which is annoying.
  Thu. 7/30/15 9:22am Brendan:

I just looked it up . I was a Tuesday's child. Good to know if they ever ask my birthday.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 9:22am Claw!:

Glad you agree, SeanG!
It may just be less expensive to DIY a pair, though...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 9:22am SeanG:

yeah landlords suck, Marcel -and usually they are kinda creepy
  Thu. 7/30/15 9:23am Brendan:

Joe does this mean we'll be hearing Children of Sanchez?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 9:24am Ken From Hyde Park:

@Claw - Those would make good pants for a wedding reception. Not just for Halloween.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 9:24am Joe McG:

@Brendan: Ha!
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 9:25am Claw!:

What about some Children Of Bodom?
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 9:26am Claw!:

@Cken - Who said anything about Halloween? Those these are come casual, everyday pants.
  Thu. 7/30/15 9:26am Brendan:

Children of the Korn
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 9:26am Claw!:

Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 9:26am Claw!:

Hahahah, Brendan, I like your style.
  Thu. 7/30/15 9:27am steve:

hey joe, folks
  🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 9:27am tadpoles:

Brendan. Hey I'm a Tuesday's child too. Never knew it it all these years!
Brilliant Joe.
  Thu. 7/30/15 9:28am Brendan:

Sweet and Sour Child of Mine
  🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 9:28am tadpoles:

And a December's Child. My kind of playlist for a hot morning!
  Thu. 7/30/15 9:29am steve:

Claw, I'm trying to think of would be most out of place on today's show and so far I think Children of Bodom is in the lead!
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 9:30am bobdoesthings:

goood morning
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/30/15 9:31am Marcel M:

Man all these songs are so short... you can really pack 'em in!

Morning Bob!
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 9:31am Claw!:

Oh, boy! Bob is here!
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 9:31am bobdoesthings:

Just got in... and already picking up on a recurring theme..
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 9:32am Claw!:

@steve - :-)
  Thu. 7/30/15 9:32am Brendan:

Sorry to get carried away... It's just that I believe the children are the future
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 9:32am bobdoesthings:

hey claw/bear!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/30/15 9:33am Chop Scott:

Nothing finer than a day off and listening to my pal Joe--Cheers!
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 9:33am Claw!:

They say that children are best seen and not heard. I think Joe has proven "them" wrong.
Avatar Thu. 7/30/15 9:34am Polyus:

How about some music from the Children Of God? I've heard Micah play some of that creepy stuff.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 9:34am Joe McG:

Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 9:34am bobdoesthings:

you gonna play "Thursday's Child" the song..?
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 9:35am bobdoesthings:

Children Of Bodom?!?! (i can't imagine Joe playing them..)
Avatar Thu. 7/30/15 9:36am Chris M.:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/30/15 9:36am Marcel M:

Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 9:37am duke:

You children get off of my lawn!
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 9:37am bobdoesthings:

@claw - ah you already mentioned Bodom. hehehe
Avatar Thu. 7/30/15 9:38am Cecile:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 9:39am SeanG:

Cecile! the diva!
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 9:39am Joe McG:

I'm being purist, so no Children of Darkness, Lamp of Childhood, Aphrodite's Child, Children of the Mushroom, Children of Heaven, Children of the World, etc. OR Children of Bodom!
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 9:40am V Priceless:

Joe - I hope you have some Children In Adult Jails on deck! ; )
Avatar Thu. 7/30/15 9:41am Cecile:

hola, sean!
Avatar Thu. 7/30/15 9:41am Cecile:

are you gonna play Children of the Sun by Billy Thorpe?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/30/15 9:42am MD:

SAY IT AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/30/15 9:42am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

'Providence Bummer' of course were a child of 'Nazz Are Blue' by yARdbiRdS - which I'm sure were the child of some older Blues...
Avatar Thu. 7/30/15 9:42am Cecile:

Hey, Pi, remember that group from the UP that used to open for Blues Hospice, Toivo's Children?
Avatar Thu. 7/30/15 9:43am Cecile:

they really all were Toivo's children. It was a big family.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/30/15 9:43am MD:

Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 9:46am Joe McG:

@VP: Ha ha!
  Thu. 7/30/15 9:48am Will:

Are we setting a Guinness record?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 9:49am Guido from Cologne:

Good morning Joe!
Currently bothered with a lot of Parent-Child relations, software-developement-wise.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 9:51am Guido from Cologne:

Are there any "parents"-band-names around?
... except for The Mamas And The Papas ...
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 9:52am Claw!:

Soul Children! I was waiting for these guys... :-)
  Thu. 7/30/15 9:52am steve:

Anyone mention You're My Baby by The Children yet?
  Thu. 7/30/15 9:52am RacerX:

Joe: you are on a roll today! All killer, no filler. Thanks!
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 9:54am Joe McG:

@steve: Bad news, Steve, I couldn't find The Children, Everybody's Children, or the Flower Children. Well, actually, iTunes had the last two, but I didn't want to buy them!
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 9:54am cee:

feeling this soul children song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 9:55am Ken From Hyde Park:

Michele & Frangry need to found a group called Friday's Children, perhaps.
  🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 9:57am tadpoles:

Guido From Cologne - The Mothers of Invention
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 9:58am Claw!:

Guido - There's also "Bad Daddies"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 9:59am Ken From Hyde Park:

Will tomorrow's geezers be in the second or third hour?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/30/15 10:01am Greg from ZONE 5:

Morning, gang! Oh my GOD lookit what I missed…
Avatar Thu. 7/30/15 10:01am Cecile:

I think it's a great idea. They were wrong.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/30/15 10:02am common:

well, yes...hello!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 10:03am Uncle Michael:

That Strawberry Children is Jimmy Webb.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/30/15 10:04am Marcel M:

Gotta give it to my landlord... fridge man is already here fixing it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 10:06am sugarwolf:

I hope it's a quick fix, Marcel!
  Thu. 7/30/15 10:06am P-90:

Good call @ DJ Joe: that was a lot of fun, but it worked a lot better as a set than it would have as a premiun.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/30/15 10:07am Greg from ZONE 5:

btw, listened to one of your premiums on the way home on Saturday—HOT STUFF!
Avatar Thu. 7/30/15 10:08am Cecile:

yeah, the space one? That was great.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 10:09am Claw!:

This! Hell, yes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/30/15 10:10am Greg from ZONE 5:

I think it was the other one—the one with the hippie song on it…
Avatar Thu. 7/30/15 10:10am Cecile:

oh. the space one is also bangin'.
Avatar Thu. 7/30/15 10:11am Sean B.:

Good morning Joe, fellow misfits, radio nuts and general nuts.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 10:12am Joe McG:

Thanks, guys, glad you're liking the premiums. I have so much fun making them. I'd like to do 5 of them every year!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/30/15 10:12am steve:

Children of the 60s ain't a bad idea! what *would* be a terrible idea, would be bands from the 00s with "Eyes" in their name.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 10:13am Joe McG:

@steve: Or bands from the '10s with "Wolf" in their name.
  Thu. 7/30/15 10:14am J-eff:

youre turning my work place into a funk place, so far no complaints
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 10:14am Brian in UK:

Hey Joe. Marc Bolan was in John's Children or did you say that already?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/30/15 10:15am steve:

haha, so true. how about a 3cd set with The Best of Wolf Eyes sandwiched in between the other two.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 10:15am Uncle Michael:

I have my workplace to myself today. Speakers instead of mono earpiece for a change!
Avatar Thu. 7/30/15 10:16am Cecile:

okay, I hope this track is as sick as its intro
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 10:16am Claw!:

Ooooh! I am DIGGING this.
Avatar Thu. 7/30/15 10:16am Cecile:

ok, I liked it better before the spoken word.
  Thu. 7/30/15 10:17am Brendan:

This has been a historic show that we can tell our children and their children's children about. Well, maybe just the first part because children shouldn't be having children. But man what a show!
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 10:17am bobdoesthings:

@steve/Joe - but.. what about Wolf Eyes? I'd be okay with some of that noise..
Avatar Thu. 7/30/15 10:17am Cecile:

maybe Devin Dare should do an instrumental edit.
Avatar Thu. 7/30/15 10:17am Cecile:

she got better, but she's no Grandma Funk.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 10:17am Joe McG:

@Brian: I totally didn't mention Marc Bolan! Or Jimmy, Uncle Michael! Glad you guys are helping me out today.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 10:18am Claw!:

Joe, I am very happy about this set so far. ;-}
  Thu. 7/30/15 10:19am Brendan:

Reminds me of some kind of .. 80's exercise funky Vhs
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 10:20am Claw!:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 10:21am fleep:

7:21 am and already funky. Funk O'Dawn. Funk-a-doodle-doo.
  Thu. 7/30/15 10:23am John Arthur:

This garbage man song might be the most awesomely creepy song ever
Avatar Thu. 7/30/15 10:23am Cecile:

"this apple only has one bite out of it, it's still good!"
  Thu. 7/30/15 10:24am Brendan:

Commencing funk sequence
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/30/15 10:24am steve:

Garbage Party - another top notch premium!
  Thu. 7/30/15 10:24am John Arthur:

Life is totally awesome now
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 10:24am thedunkel:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/30/15 10:24am common:

pretty great
  Thu. 7/30/15 10:28am J-eff:

any chance on hearing something like Rasputins Stash?
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 10:29am Joe McG:

@J-eff: Great band, great album. Good idea, but I've got to go to the singles now....
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 10:32am Roberto:

OK company-wide meeting adjourned. Back to the real business!
Avatar Thu. 7/30/15 10:33am Cecile:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 10:33am Uncle Michael:

I love this single. Never heard Sammy's version before.
Avatar Thu. 7/30/15 10:34am OTB:

HA! Fantastic!
Avatar Thu. 7/30/15 10:34am Kurt Gottschalk:

sweet mother of god, i can't take a half hour if you're STARTING with this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 10:34am fleep:

Truly random. Saw Sammy sing the Star Spangled Banner at a Dodger game once. Excellent.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 10:34am redkayak:

Good morning all :)
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 10:34am Roberto:

My CEO just talked about "flushing out" ideas. Ugh.
  Thu. 7/30/15 10:34am trouble:

sammy's voice is perfection!
Avatar Thu. 7/30/15 10:34am Cecile:

this song is better than the series ever was, even though it was super popular
Avatar Thu. 7/30/15 10:35am OTB:

You think Jose Feliciano did 'Talk to the Animals?'
  Thu. 7/30/15 10:35am Claw!:

Oh, Joe, you rascal, you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/30/15 10:35am Greg from ZONE 5:

I love that you own a 45 of the Chico & The Man theme.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 10:35am redkayak:

Yeah, Chico, help him understand......
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/30/15 10:36am MD:

Hey Chico!!!
Avatar Thu. 7/30/15 10:36am Erella:

I forgot how wonderful that song sounded. Thank you.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 10:37am Joe McG:

Wow, so many Jack Albertson fans on the board!
  Thu. 7/30/15 10:38am P-90:

1974? I thought Chico and the Man was a year or two earlier. Pop culture memory can play little tricks on you.
Avatar Thu. 7/30/15 10:38am Cecile:

I just thought of a premium: all those songs where kids are begging their parents to let them go out and do things - you know like marry Tommy the hood, drinking, even dancing...
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 10:39am Claw!:

Mmmm mmm mmm... Love this!
Avatar Thu. 7/30/15 10:39am Cecile:

jack albertson
  Thu. 7/30/15 10:40am J-eff:

I guess it is YOUR radio show! I'll allow you to proceed for now
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 10:40am Joe McG:

@J-eff: Ha ha! Thanks, sir.
  Thu. 7/30/15 10:40am P-90:

You mean "Jack" Albertson?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/30/15 10:40am MD:

I get it! the 70'S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am a child of this Era!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/30/15 10:41am MD:

Gas Lines....War crimes...Peanut Farmers!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/30/15 10:42am MD:

3 "brothers" from Forest Hills Queens!!!!
Avatar Thu. 7/30/15 10:43am pierre:

Spoonbread seriously cool !

Bonjour Joe !
Avatar Thu. 7/30/15 10:43am Cecile:

okay, has anyone done an premium of all soul Bee Gees covers?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/30/15 10:43am MD:

Make that 4 Brothers!!!
Avatar Thu. 7/30/15 10:43am Cecile:

damn, this is impressive
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 10:44am Joe McG:

@Cecile: That's a GREAT idea.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/30/15 10:44am MD:

How could I forget Johnny!?!?!?
  Thu. 7/30/15 10:45am Brendan:

A kid sings wistful love songs about loves past and yesterdays. Grownups wouldn't understand.
  Thu. 7/30/15 10:45am Brendan:

Get him a cigarette and a whiskey.
Avatar Thu. 7/30/15 10:45am Cecile:

kids sing, grownups drink.
  Thu. 7/30/15 10:45am P-90:

Spoonbread! Now that's a blast from the past!
Avatar Thu. 7/30/15 10:46am Cecile:

Brendan, get out of my head. hahah
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/30/15 10:46am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...Michael Jackson's dad woulda beat him into perfect pitch...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 10:51am Uncle Michael:

Never enough Phil Harris.
Avatar Thu. 7/30/15 10:52am Cecile:

oh, great. mad libs songs
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 10:52am Uncle Michael:

He's what I like about the south.
Avatar Thu. 7/30/15 10:53am Cecile:

this is funny. Funnier if you know what I was thinking.
Avatar Thu. 7/30/15 10:54am Cecile:

  Thu. 7/30/15 10:54am Brendan:

It was a shoebox with a turd in it ... I think
Avatar Thu. 7/30/15 10:55am Cecile:

I was thinking it was more like that one Lonely Island song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 10:56am Julie:

Hey I have this album. I think there's only the one which is too bad.
Avatar Thu. 7/30/15 10:57am Cecile:

I hate to say this, but if she hadn't been married to MES, or was actually British, it might have done better.

I kind of poo-poohed it at the time because I was into soul and aggro rock, which this is not. But this is quite lovely.
Avatar Thu. 7/30/15 10:58am Cecile:

Girl! Phil Collen went on to play in Def Leppard
Avatar Thu. 7/30/15 10:58am Green Mountain Man Mark:

Great wacky zang morning in the AM show today. Lots of water cooler banter material from this. And motivation to have a highjanked filled rest of the work day.
  Thu. 7/30/15 10:58am Brendan:

@Cecile - better call King Missile - i think they found his detachable
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 10:59am Joe McG:

"Stare in amazement/At my Hollywood basement..."
Avatar Thu. 7/30/15 10:59am Cecile:

Avatar Thu. 7/30/15 11:00am Cheri Pi:

what she said
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 11:01am Julie:

Brix did a nice version of Hurdy Gurdy man on a Donovan tribute album
  Thu. 7/30/15 11:02am J-eff:

got any Eddie Holland singles in the queue?
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 11:05am KP:

Waking Up in the Sun was an eye-opener.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 11:06am Uncle Michael:

Phil's marriage to Alice was one the most remarkably enduring Hollywood couplings.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 11:06am Andrew Waterloo:

I'm pretty sure The Thing was a Microsoft Zune
Avatar Thu. 7/30/15 11:08am Cecile:

it was a case of new Coke.
Avatar Thu. 7/30/15 11:09am Cecile:

NBC. On Friday
  Thu. 7/30/15 11:09am P-90:

Important point there, Waylon Jennings along with a whole lot of other people didn't realize that doing a lot of cocaine could cause a lot of problems.
  Thu. 7/30/15 11:09am Dean:

Coincidentally, I watched a Dean Martin roast of Muhammad Ali last night. Freddie Prinze was on the dais.
Avatar Thu. 7/30/15 11:10am Cecile:

in the 70s, it was only "psychologically addictive".
Whatever the hell that is.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 11:10am Andrew Waterloo:

Chico & the Man was the show my dad would reference as an example of good TV from his time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 11:10am Uncle Michael:

The b-side to Jose's "Chico" is "Hard Times en el Barrio." It's really good.
  Thu. 7/30/15 11:10am Claw!:

I like Lee Hazlewood
Avatar Thu. 7/30/15 11:10am Cecile:

Both actors were charming, but watching it later, the lines were painful.
  Thu. 7/30/15 11:10am Claw!:

But I am not local.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 11:11am KP:

Sunshine and the Rain were great at Monty a few weeks ago.
Avatar Thu. 7/30/15 11:11am Cheri Pi:

BUMMERS EVE!!! My buds
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/30/15 11:12am steve:

oh man the wfmu popcorn machine is the best
Avatar Thu. 7/30/15 11:13am Cecile:

nice! I was gonna ask you about that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/30/15 11:14am steve:

that stuff is more addicitve that cigarettes
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/30/15 11:15am Greg from ZONE 5:

This is my kinda JM in the AM.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/30/15 11:16am Marcel M:

This is siiiick
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/30/15 11:17am Marcel M:

Fridge fixed! man.. that took a long time. And now I have to go to work. Thanks Joe! Bye all.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 11:18am bobdoesthings:

ciao marcel
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 11:19am Joe McG:

Congrats on your fixed refridge, MM. Keep those coils cool.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 11:21am bobdoesthings:

typo = Mdou Moctar
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/30/15 11:21am Marcel M:

You're looking at cucumber boy Joe, as in cool as a :-)
  Thu. 7/30/15 11:21am Maria D:

Been a fun show!
  Thu. 7/30/15 11:21am Dean:

The song title, "Chimoumounin," translates as "When birds frequently confused with pigeons have tears."
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 11:22am Joe McG:

Thanks for keeping me honest, bob! @Maria: Glad you're having fun! @Dean: Ha!!
  Thu. 7/30/15 11:25am phil:

This Thompson album is the most obscure thing I own!
Avatar Thu. 7/30/15 11:25am Kurt Gottschalk:

heart this rt
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 11:25am ChrisB.:

Because of its unusual packaging, I see this Richard Thompson disc on the shelf every day.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 11:26am KP:

At first thought this was the Buddy Emmons tribute.
  Thu. 7/30/15 11:31am frenchee:

love all the liltery lutery and harping harpsiry, Joe!
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 11:32am Claw!:

Dis be beautiful, Yo
  Thu. 7/30/15 11:32am frenchee:

@kurtgottschalk: me too re the RT man.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/30/15 11:33am Greg from ZONE 5:

Ditto frenchee. I seriously need this right now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/30/15 11:33am common:

tis beautiful
  Thu. 7/30/15 11:35am Dean:

This is one of those ubiquitous Nonesuch records that I suspect I've never heard. Must remedy that situation. For harp recitals, I generally turn to Andrew Lawrence-King's catalog.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/30/15 11:35am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Aye Richard Thompson.
  Thu. 7/30/15 11:37am frenchee:

@Greg fr. Z5: It's like Joe KNOWS. He knows.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 11:38am bobdoesthings:

whoaaaaahhhhh.. gorgeous!!
Avatar Thu. 7/30/15 11:44am Green Mountain Man Mark:

Hello, Kurt. I have been missing the Friday show very much.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 11:45am Jeff:

I will now jump backward in the show's timeline, because I keep thinking about the Chico and the Man theme.

First... I don't think I realized at the time that it was sung by Sammy Davis, Jr.

Second... I'd forgotten how thoroughly that theme laid out the show's premise. All I remembered the song being was: "bla bla bla... Chico and the Man! bla bla bla... Chico and the Man!"

It's as if the writer's summary from the network pitch meeting got handed off to a songwriter with the instruction, "Set this to music."

And... Oh, Freddy Prinze. That's still sad.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/30/15 11:45am Mike East:

I've really gotta get some Daniel Bachman. Great stuff.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 11:46am Joe McG:

@Jeff: Hey, Jeff, Jose F. actually sang the actual theme. Sammy was just covering it! Very nicely, though.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 11:48am bobdoesthings:

Area codes 615 and 629 are area codes in Tennessee serving Nashville and the 12 surrounding counties. 615 is the main area code, while 629 is an overlay covering the same area that began service in 2014.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/30/15 11:49am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Uncle Michael did a whole set of TV Themes w/ Lyrics last Hinky Dinky Friday...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 11:49am Julie:

I remember loving Chico and the Man. Then they replaced Chico with a little boy. Also my first exposure to Scatman, whose name I had no clue about at the time.
  Thu. 7/30/15 11:50am Dean:

When my mom waited tables, one of her regulars was Scatman.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 11:52am Joe McG:

To bring it full circle, Phil Harris also worked with Scatman Crothers on "The Jungle Book."
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 11:55am Claw!:

Diamonds are so meh. This song is way better than diamonds.

Thanks for another great show, Joe! Have a sweet weekend!
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 11:57am Joe McG:

Thanks, Claw! And thanks everyone for listening and commenting. Have a great weekend!
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 11:59am V Priceless:

thanx Joe! Chow!
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 11:59am bobdoesthings:

ahhh its noon!>>!? thanks JOE!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 7/30/15 11:59am Uncle Michael:

Wonderful morning, thanks to you Joe. Thank you.
  Thu. 7/30/15 11:59am Brendan:

What he said . Peace of mind to all of you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/30/15 12:00pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- Thx Joe McG !
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