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Artist Song Album Label Images Approx. start time
Laurie Johnson  Avengers Theme   Options The Avengers  Starlog/Varese Sarabande 
Deerhoof  The Perfect Me   Options Friend Opportunity  Kill Rock Stars    0:02:16 ()
Led Zeppelin  Dancing Days   Options Houses of the Holy  Atlantic    0:04:52 ()
Dan Deacon  Ohio   Options Twacky Cats  Comfort Stand 
0:08:35 ()
Boys of the Lough  Hop High Ladies, featuring Kenny Hall   Options Good Friends, Good Music  Philo    0:11:51 ()
Pet Shop Boys  I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind of Thing   Options Very      0:13:52 ()
Music behind DJ:
Bunny Kick   Options Uh-oh!  Asphodel 
0:16:53 ()
Brave Combo  Happy Wanderer   Options Polkatharsis  Rounder    0:20:15 ()
Obernkirchen Children's Choir  Happy Wanderer   Options 78; 45  Parlophone; Decca    0:22:44 ()
Longines Symphonette  Happy Wanderer, with lyrics by Webhamster Henry!   Options Country Brass  Longines Symphonette Society 
0:25:46 ()
Annie Ross  A Lot of Livin' to Do   Options Sings a Handful of Songs  Ember; Everest    0:28:12 ()
The Clash  Bankrobber   Options 7-inch single  CBS    0:30:11 ()
Etta Jones  Bye Bye Blackbird   Options Don't Go to Strangers  Prestige/Fantasy 
0:34:42 ()
Music behind DJ:
Las Comadrejas 
Oaxacatelas   Options We Are Ugly, But We Have the Music  Comad    0:38:46 ()
Ennio Morricone  Bianco, Rosso e Verdone   Options Eviva! Morricone  Avanz    0:43:11 ()
Paul Whiteman  Sweet and Low Down   Options Fascinating Rhythm: The Broadway Gershwin, 1919-1933 (various artists)  RCA Victor/BMG 
0:45:21 ()
George Gershwin  Sweet and Low Down, w vocals by your host   Options Gershwin Plays Gershwin: The Piano Rolls  Nonesuch    0:47:52 ()
Blackalicious  A to G   Options Nia  Quonnum    0:51:32 ()
Grover and Ernie  I Stand Up Straight and Tall   Options 7-inch single  Sesame Street 
0:53:56 ()
J. J. Johnson  Overdrive   Options J Is for Jazz  Columbia    0:55:14 ()
Ramones  The KKK Took My Baby Away   Options Pleasant Dreams  Sire    0:58:33 ()
Music behind DJ:
Vic Flick 
Tree Leaf   Options ESL 123: Small Group Pop (various artists)  Standard Music Library 
1:01:55 ()
Chuck Berry  Too Much Monkey Business   Options Golden Decade  Chess    1:05:32 ()
Tone Loc  Wild Thing   Options 7-inch single  Delicious Vinyl    1:08:23 ()
Troggs  Wild Thing   Options 45 played at 33  Fontana 
1:12:48 ()
Sister Carol  Wild Thing   Options Something Wild (soundtrack)  MCA    1:16:07 ()
Jacobo Morales as Esposito  clip from "Bananas"   Options Bananas (dir. Woody Allen)  United Artists    1:20:27 ()
Groucho Marx, with Margaret Dumont, and a cast of thousands  Hymn to Fredonia, from Duck Soup   Options The Marx Brothers Sing and Play  Chansons Cinema 
1:21:11 ()
Valorie Keys  Listen Here   Options Funk Soul Sisters (various artists)  BGP    1:23:25 ()
Eddie Harris  Moon River   Options 7-inch single  Vee Jay    1:26:39 ()
Music behind DJ:
Shudder to Think 
pH Balanced   Options High Art (soundtrack)  Velvel 
1:30:45 ()
Tiny Tim with Brave Combo  Bye Bye Blackbird   Options Girl  Rounder    1:34:15 ()
Searchers  Goodbye My Love   Options No. 4  Kapp    1:37:29 ()
Van Morrison and The Chieftans  I'll Tell Me Ma   Options Irish Heartbeat  Mercury 
1:40:20 ()
Ninian Hawick  Scottish Rite Temple Stomp   Options Steep Steps  Grimsey    1:42:47 ()
Mary Schneider  Clarinet Polka Yodel   Options Yodeling the Classics  Innerworks/Ichiban    1:45:37 ()
Pointer Sisters  That's A Plenty   Options That's A Plenty  Blue Thumb 
1:48:16 ()
Abbey Lincoln  Long As You're Living   Options Abbey Is Blue  Riverside    1:52:05 ()
Laurie Johnson  "Mrs. Peel - We're Needed"   Options Avengers incidental music      1:54:27 ()
Music behind DJ:
Johnny Beecher 
Sax Fifth Avenue   Options 45 played at 33  Warner Bros.    1:56:35 ()

Listener comments!

  Thu. 3/2/17 10:37am Katya:

"It's a karate blow. Delivered by an expert, it breaks the neck easier than a hangman's noose."
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 11:05am Charlie:

Thank you, Mrs. Peel!
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:00pm βrian:

Oh, Emma.
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:01pm listener james from westwood:

The show is rigged, yo! Also, the game.
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:02pm Webhamster Henry:

Uh Oh - Kinky Boots alert!
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:02pm Parq:

Charlie does a brilliant program featuring the most remarkable music mixed in the most remarkable way. Mr. Parq gets some lunch.
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:02pm geezerette:

Cat. Suit.
  Thu. 3/2/17 12:03pm gary mitchell:

Parq i'll second that emotion with a ton of commotion
  Thu. 3/2/17 12:04pm jan:

Lively start!
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:05pm Michael:

Hiya Charlie. Perfect start.
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:05pm Charlie:

Wowza! Hi Katya, ßrian, James, Henry, Parq, geezerette, Gary, Jan!
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:05pm Charlie:

Hi Michael! We all need some Avengers in our lives right about now:)
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:06pm βrian:

Pssst, Charlie: "MARC 856"
Can I come in?
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:06pm schmutz:

Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:08pm Charlie:

ßrian, the password is "swordfish"
Hello, schmutzig!
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:11pm βrian:

The laugh track is what really makes it.
  Thu. 3/2/17 12:11pm gary mitchell:

nutty drop - what show was that from?
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:11pm Charlie:

Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:11pm Charlie:

(season five, episode four, "The Sniffing Accountant.")
  Thu. 3/2/17 12:13pm gary mitchell:

now that's what I call service - even the episode number - thanks
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:14pm doctorjazz:

Hi Charlie and FMU-ers. Love this Boys of the Lough.
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:14pm annie:

i'm here, just lurking.. .... ooh a nice jig.
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:14pm Sem Chumbo:

Fried chicken? Got my attention.
Hiya, Charlie, and do-nothings.
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:15pm Charlie:

well, I just scrounged for it last night:)
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:15pm Michael:

Love the Episode 3 same season - "The Glasses".
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:15pm geezerette:

Clog dancin fer chicken.
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:15pm Charlie:

howdy, doctorjazz and annie
and Sem Chumbo!
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:23pm Webhamster Henry:

Now you have to pull out my lyrics from last week!
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:23pm listener james from westwood:

My memory of this track is of a Muppet mountaineer being crushed by a boulder.
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:24pm Charlie:

Henry -- Yes! Thank you!
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:24pm doctorjazz:

Polka, more Polka, never enough Polka!!!!
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:24pm Parq:

Polkatharsis! I played this album for my daughter the day we brought her home from the hospital. I am pretty sure there's home video of my parents with her as "Pretty Dancing Girl" plays in the background
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:25pm Charlie:

James -- Three mountaineers, actually!
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:25pm Charlie:

Parq -- your daughter has been well brought up:)
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:26pm geezerette:

Spring time, for donald, and yoo-ess-aiiiiiiiii...
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:27pm listener james from westwood:

Whoof, high body count on the slopes that day!
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:28pm Webhamster Henry:

Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:29pm Sem Chumbo:

Nice one, Webmaster H.
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:29pm geezerette:

leather shorts at the launderette.
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:29pm doctorjazz:

This is just great!!!! I'm gonna wander a bit myself now, though...
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:29pm Webhamster Henry:

I don't think I've ever been covered before, much less with my dirty laundry!
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:29pm geezerette:

Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:30pm schmutz:

  Thu. 3/2/17 12:30pm gary mitchell:

that took guts
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:30pm Michael:

Well done – both of youse.
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:32pm Sem Chumbo:

Rehearsal is for completists.
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:32pm doctorjazz:

Great stuff, Charlie and Henry!
(hope you don't have that sophomore slump on the next release).
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:32pm Doug Schulkind:

Hey there, Mr. Busy!
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:34pm Pseu Braun:

Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:34pm Charlie:

Hi Doug!
Henry -- thanks for letting me air your dirty laundry!
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:34pm Charlie:

Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:35pm Stanley:

Just tuned in.
Blimey, doesn't Patrick Macnee looks pleased with himself?
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:36pm Parq:

I always loved the "Robber Dub" semi-instrumental version of this.
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:36pm Charlie:

Hey there, Stanley:)
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:37pm Charlie:

Parq -- with the rapping by Mikey Dread?
  Thu. 3/2/17 12:39pm gary mitchell:

annie ross, etta jones .. yes indeed
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:41pm Parq:

Charlie, no, I don't know that one! I only know the original dub version that was on Black Market Clash.
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:45pm annie:

charlie i'm so happy about your continuing education!! no tears from me, i dig it. you'll step in now and then to sub i'm sure.
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:47pm geezerette:

Charlie, much success being idle doing something! Cheers!
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:47pm Webhamster Henry:

Morricone: The Bacharach Years. This actually sounds like a cover of "Ring Of Fire" , though.
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:49pm geezerette:

Paul,White... MAN.
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:51pm geezerette:

Ahhhhhhhh... :)
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:51pm Pseu Braun:

Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:52pm Webhamster Henry:

You should do a live show with a reproducing piano!
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:52pm geezerette:

oh let's grab a cab!
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:52pm Michael:

Double play from DJ Chazaloo. Excellent.
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:52pm Snortley:

Ph.D. in doing nothing? Speaking from experience, stay away from linguistics. I, too, would like to go back to school. Wouldn't mind doing kindergarten again.
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:52pm schmutz:

sing it cholly!
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:54pm annie:

omg, you've done stage musicals, i bet.... will you marry me?? i fell deep for frank loesser
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:54pm geezerette:

everybody,shake it!!!
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:54pm listener james from westwood:

Damn, two singalongs! Someone wet that DJ's whistle!
  Thu. 3/2/17 12:54pm jan:

Well, Charlie, I figure that you had better get your performing out of the way
before your next gig at a library. Shhhh.
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:54pm Parq:

Digging Charlie's vox? Go back into the archives and catch him kicking off the 2006 marathon finale with "Light My Fire".
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:55pm annie:

one year i'd love to get a marathon premium of your singing
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:56pm doctorjazz:

Like many say, if only I could do school now, Boy, would I do it "better".
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:59pm Michael:

From Charlie’s old VT show – I’ve got an mp3 of Charlie doing “I’ll build a Stairway to Paradise” in a Rudy Vallee sort of way. Using a empty paper towel roll if I recall.
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 12:59pm Charlie:

Thanks for the support re continuing ed!
Snortley - kindergarten would be nice... finger painting...
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:01pm Brian C.:

Ramones tune has a raw-er sound than I recall from my old vinyl
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:02pm Charlie:

Michael -- that's great! I think I have recordings of most of my on-air vocalizings. I'm talking to some major labels about an official release...
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:02pm Charlie:

brian C -- maybe my vinyl is just more worn out...
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:03pm listener james from westwood:

And that woman who was abducted by the KKK grew up to be ... Kellyanne Conway. And now you know the rest of the story.
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:04pm Parq:

James, literally LOL.
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:05pm Michael:

Charlie - it pops up on my Ipod occasionally and never fails to bring a smile.
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:05pm annie:

oh, wait i have to take back that "will you marry me?", i hit bryce up a few years ago, still waiing for his reply..
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:07pm Parq:

Annie, that's bigamy? Yes, and it's big of you, too.
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:08pm Webhamster Henry:

"Then I careered from career to career" - "I'm Still Here", Sondheim
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:09pm annie:

technically bryce has turned me down, by default, basically he never said yes, so i'm a free agent..
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:11pm geezerette:

Handsome brown-eyed man. :D
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:12pm annie:

wonderful!! wild thang
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:12pm listener james from westwood:

Parq: tyvm!
All: IIRC Tone Loc did NOT pay for the Van Halen sample, here, right?
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:13pm Charlie:

Henry -- thanks for reminding me of that line! It was percolating on the fringes of my so-called consciousness:)
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:14pm Charlie:

(this is the time in the show when there are records scattered all over the floor)
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:16pm doctorjazz:

Wild Things (Troggs) even better at this speed!
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:16pm annie:

next is bobby singing right?
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:17pm geezerette:

Evvvv-ry thinG....gr-ooo-vy...
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:17pm Webhamster Henry:

Rock that melodica!
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:18pm geezerette:

toooo much dope
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:18pm doctorjazz:

Someone played the Vaughn Meader Kennedy album recently.
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:18pm Parq:

Funny thing is, it doesn't seem that much slower in tempo.
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:18pm annie:

they did and i missed it by two tunes..
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:20pm doctorjazz:

This is a great version; Island Wild Thing.
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:20pm northguineahills:

Now I feel like I'm watching Major League.
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:21pm doctorjazz:

With fiddles...
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:21pm annie:

i miss mtv
  Thu. 3/2/17 1:21pm that Mike:

I love this whole soundtrack
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:22pm Webhamster Henry:

First Family II has the great song "The First Daughter"!
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:22pm Michael:

Feelies in Something Wild.
  Thu. 3/2/17 1:23pm gary mitchell:

demme has a great ear generally
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:23pm annie:

i had no idea he did a follow-up for that webhamster
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:23pm ndbob:

Heya Charlie and everyone!
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:24pm listener james from westwood:

"What's the Spanish word for 'straitjacket'?"
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:24pm annie:

hey ndbob, i was just thinking about you
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:24pm ndbob:

Heya Annie!
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:24pm listener james from westwood:

Firefly >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>^100 Trump
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:24pm Stanley:

"Whatever it is, I'm against it"
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:25pm Charlie:

hey there northguineahills and that Mike! who else have I missed?
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:25pm geezerette:

Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:25pm geezerette:

Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:26pm listener james from westwood:

Spent a Halloween at work dolled up like Groucho and I cannot tell you how liberating it was being a wiseass all day.
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:26pm Webhamster Henry:

Whatever it is, I'm against it!
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:27pm Webhamster Henry:

Jinx @Stanley ! That's actually Congress' motto.
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:27pm annie:

i see parq already has his groucho get-up all got up
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:30pm Charlie:

here come the mrs peel pix...
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:35pm Carmichael:

Just tuned in, missed the Webhamster Boogie Party! Did one of the Avengers die? The Wild Thing solo was actually on an ocarina.
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:39pm Stanley:

This is a weird record.
Tiny Tim was very strange, as I recall.
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:39pm Carmichael:

Tiny and the Combo do a killer piano bar version of Stairway to Heaven.
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:39pm geezerette:

Tiny!!! Genius. :)
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:41pm geezerette:

Everyone should hear his "The Ice Caps Are Melting" from the 60s!
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:42pm ndbob:

@geezerette that's was a fave of my mom's actually
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:44pm Charlie:

Geezerette -- I love that whole album, his first, with "the ice caps are melting." That song is actually called "The Other Side." Brilliant album. Produced by Richard Perry, also genius.
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:44pm Charlie:

hey there, Carmichael!
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:45pm Carmichael:

Heya Charlie.
  Thu. 3/2/17 1:47pm gary mitchell:

nice track chaz
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:48pm Roberto:

Hai! Bai!
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:49pm Webhamster Henry:

Busy Being About Nothing!
  Thu. 3/2/17 1:50pm that Mike:

La Yodelissima Scheider!
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:50pm Stanley:

I've been hearing a fair amount of yodelling on FMU lately.
This track is a ripper.
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:52pm ndbob:

excellent show Charlie!
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:52pm annie:

this has been a hoot!!
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:52pm geezerette:

Happy for you Charlie, but I LOVE your show. Gonna miss it.
Cheers to onwards & upwards!!!
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:54pm listener james from westwood:

Many thanks, Charlie!
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:55pm Stanley:

Great show.
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:55pm annie:

i can wait 'til next week to pledge to this show right?
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:58pm Michael:

Great fun Charlie – thanks!
  Thu. 3/2/17 1:58pm gary mitchell:

i have a feeling these last episodes in this final season of BDN will be great
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:58pm Charlie:

Thanks everyone for being here today! See you next week for marathon!
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 1:58pm northguineahills:

Thanks Charlie!
  Thu. 3/2/17 1:59pm Doug Schulkind:

Thanks, Chazarlie!
Avatar Thu. 3/2/17 2:02pm Charlie:

Y'all are a great crowd!
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