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Twenty years of dusty fingers, frayed cuticles, & upper respiratory infections — from record digging and DJing around the globe — coalesces into a 2-hour journey through Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Funk, Jazz, Blues, Latin, Rock & Roll, and all points in between. Your speakers will be head-nodding, toe-tapping & even two-stepping to this vintage 45rpm party in no time. Hear favorite songs you didn't know were your favorites, aural treats & record-world problems from the vinyl side of life.

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Options April 3, 2018

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Artist Track Label Format Approx. start time
Freddie Carpenter   Money Money Money   Options Athens  7"  0:00:00 ()
Marvin Gaye  How Sweet It Is   Options Tamla  7"  0:03:37 ()
Joe Hinton  Lots Of Love   Options Back Beat  7"  0:06:29 ()
Little Sonny  We Got A Groove   Options Revilot  7"  0:08:35 ()
Dick Blake  The Robbie Instrumental   Options Blake  7"  0:11:04 ()
Sunny & The Sunliners  No Creas Que No Me Duele   Options Latin Soul  7"  0:17:00 ()
Billy Stewart  True Fine Lovin'   Options Chess  7"  0:19:52 ()
John Gary Williams  The Whole Damn World Is Going Crazy   Options Stax  7"  0:22:12 ()
Bill Brandon  Stop This Merry-Go-Round   Options Moonsong  7"  0:25:09 ()
Chosen Few  Shaft   Options Crystal  7"  0:28:22 ()
Tropical Vallarta  Mis Viejos Recuerdos   Options Nova Vox  7"  0:33:35 ()
Tropical Playa Suave  Por La Buena   Options Coco Loco  7"  0:36:58 ()
Los Junior  Como Primavera   Options Nova Vox  7"  0:39:16 ()
Ray Barretto  Encendido Otra Vez   Options Tico  7"  0:42:19 ()
Los Rockets  Caminando   Options Peerless  7"  0:45:37 ()
Haze Hart  Red River Shuffle   Options Swingin'  7"  0:50:41 ()
Don Covay  Seesaw   Options Atlantic  7"  0:52:52 ()
Don Covay  The Popeye Waddle   Options Cameo  7"  0:55:48 ()
Rosco Gordon  What I Wouldn't Do   Options Vee Jay  7"  0:58:14 ()
The Moonglows  Chickie Um Bah   Options Chess  7"  1:00:35 ()
The Toys  A Lover's Concerto   Options DynoVoice  7"  1:06:42 ()
Joe Tex  You Better Believe It Baby   Options Dial  7"  1:09:13 ()
David Rockingham Trio  Soulful Chant   Options Josie  7"  1:12:05 ()
Ernie Tucker  Can She Give You Fever   Options Earth  7"  1:14:34 ()
Homesick James  The Woman I'm Lovin'   Options Bluesville  7"  1:17:12 ()
Billy Harner  Everything's Hunky-Dory   Options Atlantic  7"  1:22:09 ()
George Jackson  Tossin' And Turnin'   Options Mercury  7"  1:24:56 ()
Travis Wammack  Scratchy   Options ARA  7"  1:26:55 ()
The Sharpees  Tired Of Being Lonely   Options One-derful!  7"  1:29:20 ()
The Newcomers  You Put The Sunshine Back Into My World   Options Volt  7"  1:31:52 ()
The Mob  Give It To Me   Options Colossus  7"  1:36:36 ()
Young Holt Unlimited  Dig Her Walk   Options Brunswick  7"  1:39:12 ()
Albert King  Dyna Flow   Options King  7"  1:42:01 ()
Little Walter  I Got To Go   Options Checker  7"  1:44:51 ()
Dan Falcon Jr. Orch.  One-M & 7-D's   Options Double RR  7"  1:47:31 ()
Jr Walker & The All Stars  Monkey Jump   Options Soul  7"  1:51:53 ()
Groove Holmes  On the Street Where You Live   Options Prestige  7"  1:54:02 ()
The Honey Drippers  Impeach The President   Options Alaga  7"  1:55:35 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 10:02pm Rich in NC:

Hey Kris, good to hear you
Avatar Tue. 4/3/18 10:03pm Kris Holmes:

Hi Rich, thanks for tuning in.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 10:03pm Little Danny:

Heya Kris, strong start!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 10:04pm Uncle Michael:

g'devening
Avatar Tue. 4/3/18 10:05pm Kris Holmes:

Hi Dan. Hi Michael.
Avatar Tue. 4/3/18 10:07pm still b/p:

Anniversary of Marvin’s death just the other day.
Avatar Tue. 4/3/18 10:08pm Kris Holmes:

yep, and his birthday!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 10:12pm Little Danny:

Requesting any sort of hard mod jam tonight, Kris
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 10:12pm JtotheK:

hi mr holmes, hi everyone. i've cracked open a fresh la croix (lime) and am ready to get down!
Avatar Tue. 4/3/18 10:13pm Kris Holmes:

shoot away Dan! Hi Jason.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 10:14pm Uncle Michael:

Don' say "shoot" near the anniversary of Marvin's death.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 10:15pm Little Danny:

Dealer's choice, mate
Avatar Tue. 4/3/18 10:16pm northguineahills:

Warm it up, Kris!
Avatar Tue. 4/3/18 10:19pm Kris Holmes:

Hi there NGH!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 10:20pm Little Danny:

Cool instrumentation on this Sunny! Almost sounds like a vibraphone in there somewhere
Avatar Tue. 4/3/18 10:22pm Kris Holmes:

yeah it's super elaborate
Avatar Tue. 4/3/18 10:32pm geezerette:

.I can diggit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 10:34pm Uncle Michael:

NGH likes this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 10:49pm Scraps deSelby:

h’lo
Avatar Tue. 4/3/18 10:49pm geezerette:

Great version!
Avatar Tue. 4/3/18 10:50pm northguineahills:

(missed a bit of it, as I was putting out my garbage/recycling.)
  Tue. 4/3/18 10:50pm Rocco 733:

Hey,hey,hey !!!Garaje Latino!!!!
Avatar Tue. 4/3/18 10:50pm geezerette:

Amor y Los Rockets.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 10:50pm Uncle Michael:

The Tropical Vallarta was especially good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 10:52pm Uncle Michael:

I like my cumbia as weird as possible. The more screwed, the better.
  Tue. 4/3/18 10:52pm Rocco 733:

Hey, hey, hey!!!
Avatar Tue. 4/3/18 10:53pm Kris Holmes:

Yeah the further south in the americas you go the cumbers tend to get rawer & more wonky which is great!
Avatar Tue. 4/3/18 10:55pm Kris Holmes:

Hi Geezerette. Hi Scraps. Hi Rocco. Thanks for tuning in!
Avatar Tue. 4/3/18 10:56pm geezerette:

LOVE this Covay record!
Avatar Tue. 4/3/18 10:57pm Kris Holmes:

Don Covay is usually pretty great I find :)
Avatar Tue. 4/3/18 10:59pm northguineahills:

what geezerette said.
Avatar Tue. 4/3/18 11:01pm northguineahills:

Mty, Bogaota/Medellin, Lima are my go to for classic cumbias. Now days, the Argies and Euros have created some good stuff as well (and then there are us Yanks).
  Tue. 4/3/18 11:01pm still b/p:

I found the cumbia to be not a quickly grasped dance when I had quick lesson exposure years ago. But would like to regroup and regrasp sometime cuz luz the music. Hate to have a “Couldn’t cumbia” epitaph.
Avatar Tue. 4/3/18 11:03pm Kris Holmes:

So many regional variations
Avatar Tue. 4/3/18 11:04pm northguineahills:

@still b/p: just don't think about the rhythm, zen about it. If a gringo honky like me can dance to cumbia, anyone can!
Avatar Tue. 4/3/18 11:05pm northguineahills:

(might have gained a wife (and other friends), from my unorthodox dancing).
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 11:05pm Little Danny:

Never noticed how much ESG's "My Love For You" nicked from "Seesaw"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 11:05pm Uncle Michael:

I don't know if there are steps I should know, but don't...but I find the cumbia beat incredibly natural to move to.
Avatar Tue. 4/3/18 11:06pm northguineahills:

Mty=Monterrey, MX.

Amen, UM!
  Tue. 4/3/18 11:06pm still b/p:

That’s what takes, I guess, because other Latin steps seem more natural and intuitive if ya gots rhythm, but with cumbia it ain’t what head and feet expect.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 11:06pm Uncle Michael:

Some GREAT cumbia on this playlist:

wfmu.org...
Avatar Tue. 4/3/18 11:09pm northguineahills:

awwww schhhhiiiiidddttt, UM, (errr, mierda!, que chido tio miguel!)

/listened to that one live
Avatar Tue. 4/3/18 11:10pm northguineahills:

errr, mierde (can't spell in any language.
Avatar Tue. 4/3/18 11:11pm geezerette:

No other show looks as sharp in polyester.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 11:11pm Little Danny:

Thanks for the link, Michael!

@Kris, all: would be curious if there are any S.A. cumbia comps you'd recommend (besides that Roots of Chicha: Psychedelic Cumbias one). Most of the cumbias I've found have been through youtube
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 11:12pm Uncle Michael:

I'm off to bed. Peace, everyone.
  Tue. 4/3/18 11:12pm still b/p:

Deffffnitlee listen to that soon — thanks, UM!
Avatar Tue. 4/3/18 11:14pm geezerette:

'night,UM, may you dream in crazy cumbia.
  Tue. 4/3/18 11:14pm still b/p:

Senor Schulkind may point you to some good things.
Avatar Tue. 4/3/18 11:14pm northguineahills:

@LD: En serio, I just look for for Colombian or Mexi comp LPs (or repressings) w/ the scantiliest clothed women possible. My feminist wife, gave me that advice when we first met and took me crate digging, and she was correct.
Avatar Tue. 4/3/18 11:16pm northguineahills:

(album cover, obviously)
Avatar Tue. 4/3/18 11:17pm Kris Holmes:

this www.discogs.com...
and this www.discogs.com... i can't recommend highly enough
Avatar Tue. 4/3/18 11:17pm northguineahills:

most, but not all LP comps, will have cumbia in the title. from there, find artists you like, and go from there.
Avatar Tue. 4/3/18 11:20pm northguineahills:

Then, as UM knows, my best scores were cdrs of cumbia rebada at drug front in the rough side of Mty. When they realized this gringo actually wanted music and not drugs, they laughed their asses off (my wife had to explain it to them, as my gringo spanish was really bad back then).
Avatar Tue. 4/3/18 11:20pm northguineahills:

cumbia rebajada
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 11:21pm Little Danny:

Thanks both - and I know exactly the covers of which you speak, NGH
Avatar Tue. 4/3/18 11:21pm northguineahills:

Jaja, Kris, I have both of those cumbia comps.
Avatar Tue. 4/3/18 11:23pm northguineahills:

(That you recommended above).
  Tue. 4/3/18 11:24pm Jeff g. via app:

Greetings from Vermont. Thanks for the great tunes and company, Kris.
Avatar Tue. 4/3/18 11:25pm Kris Holmes:

I remember being in SA & my girlfriend at the time laughing so hard because I was buying her "parents music" lol
Avatar Tue. 4/3/18 11:26pm Kris Holmes:

Thanks Jeff.
Avatar Tue. 4/3/18 11:27pm northguineahills:

Yeah, my now wife (and her friends), were impressed w/ my knowledge of Mexican et al music. When I met her parents, her father was really interested as well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 11:27pm Little Danny:

Just found this while getting my Soulseek on: www.discogs.com...
Avatar Tue. 4/3/18 11:29pm Kris Holmes:

oh yeah that's a good one too
Avatar Tue. 4/3/18 11:29pm northguineahills:

My wife likes a lot really old music (amongst all things WFMU) (think wax cylinder era), she found me some good Mexi 78s.
Avatar Tue. 4/3/18 11:31pm Kris Holmes:

that's cool!
Avatar Tue. 4/3/18 11:31pm northguineahills:

@Kris: I got the same thing also when visiting my friend's cousins etc in Jamaica. I had an interest in old folks music.
Avatar Tue. 4/3/18 11:31pm Kris Holmes:

ha, we are weirdos!
Avatar Tue. 4/3/18 11:33pm northguineahills:

It's the WoofMoo way.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 11:49pm Rich in NC:

Thanks Kris
Avatar Tue. 4/3/18 11:50pm Kris Holmes:

you're welcome Rich, glad you dug it
Avatar Tue. 4/3/18 11:51pm geezerette:

Thanks,Kris,excellent WoofMoo!
Avatar Tue. 4/3/18 11:53pm Kris Holmes:

thanks for being here geezerette
Avatar Tue. 4/3/18 11:54pm northguineahills:

Thanks Kris, awesome evening!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 11:55pm JtotheK:

nice Groove Holmes track ... enjoyed the tunes, thanks Kris! cheers everyone.
Avatar Tue. 4/3/18 11:55pm Kris Holmes:

Thanks guys!!!
  Tue. 4/3/18 11:56pm still b/p:

Monkey was money, but this version of Street is gooooold! Thanks, Kris.
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