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Turning over the toy box and jamming together the gloriously mismatched musical Lincoln Logs, Legos and Tinker Toys from Tin Pan Alley pluggers, pickled egg tavern weepers, lockstep soul ensembles, skinny-tie power poppers, Eurotrash ravers, moontanned art school rockers, drunken soccer anthems and anything else that seems like a good idea at the time. There are no guilty pleasures.

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Options August 23, 2019: Show #310: If it was easy, it wouldn't be fun.

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Track information pertains, as much as is possible, to the original release, and should not be construed as bearing any relationship to the presence or absence of a particular artifact in Uncle Michael's possession.

Artist Track Album Label
Uncle Michael  Hinky Dinky Time Open   Options    
June Christy & Stan Kenton  How Long Has This Been Going On   Options    
Harry Belafonte  Scarlet Ribbons   Options    
Carmen McRae  Gloomy Sunday   Options    
Joe Williams  Cherry   Options    
Sarah Vaughan & Count Basie   Indian Summer   Options    
Fred Astaire  The Continental   Options    
Melina Mercouri  Children of Athens   Options    
Robert Mitchum  You Deserve Each Other   Options    
Roosevelt Franklin  The Skin I'm In   Options    
Lee Marvin  Wanderin' Star   Options    
 
Bohannon  Disco Stomp   Options    
Unk.   Our Day Will Come   Options Colonel Sanders' Tijuana Picnic  Mark 56 
Kingston Trio   Scotch And Soda   Options    
Claudine Longet  Wanderlove   Options    
The Aqua Tones  I'll Be Around   Options    
Phil Harris  That's What I ike About The South   Options    
Glen Campbell  Catch The Wind   Options    
Dean [Tex] Martin  Blue Blue Day   Options    
Esther Phillips  I've Forgotten More About Him Than You'll Ever Know   Options    
Burl Ives  Diesel Smoke, Dangerous Curves   Options    
 
Hi Los  Sixteen Tonw   Options    
The Pied Pipers  Taking A Chance On Love   Options    
The Ray Coniff Singers  Dancing With Tears In My Eyes   Options    
The Ray Charles Singers  Hawaiian War Chant   Options    
Hi Los  Wait Till You See Her   Options    
Eydie & Steve  Cozy   Options    
Jo Stafford  Moonlight In Vermont   Options    
Julie London  It Never Entered My Mind   Options    
June Christy  Rock Me To Sleep   Options    
Dinah Washington   Make Me A Present Of You   Options    
Nina Simone  Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair   Options    
Miriam Makeba  Suliram   Options    
 
Command All Stars  Perdido   Options    
Percussion All Stars  Hawaiian War Chant   Options    
Sandy Nelson  Big Noise From Winnetka   Options    
The Original Trinidad Steel Band   Cheek to Cheek   Options    
Ferrante anf Teicher  Tico Tico   Options    
Haunani  Tomi Tomi   Options    
The Oratorio Sociaety of Honolulu  Love Song Of Kalua   Options    
Mario Ruiz Armengol and his Orchestra  Mis Flores Negras   Options    
 
The Impressions  This Is My Country   Options    
Stories  Circles   Options    
5 Stairsteps & Cubie  Baby Make Me Feel So Good   Options    
The Flock  Tired Of Waiting   Options    
The Critters  Mr. Dieingly Sad   Options    
The BEATles  Ticket to Ride (sped up)   Options    
Gene Pitney  Looking Through The Eyes Of Love   Options    
Roger Miller  If You Want Me To   Options    

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/23/19 12:01pm Artie:

Thanks, Doug!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/23/19 12:02pm Artie:

D'oh! Hi UM!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/23/19 12:03pm Dominick:

hi there!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 8/23/19 12:04pm chresti:

Hi dinks!
  Fri. 8/23/19 12:04pm dan:

Good afternoon everyone
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/23/19 12:06pm stephaniepc:

OMG! idahoan ears are stunned right now!
  Fri. 8/23/19 12:08pm dan:

I was about to say, that wasn’t the usual “Hometown” Singer
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 8/23/19 12:08pm Fuzzy:

Ist die zeit fur Hinkendinken!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 8/23/19 12:09pm Fuzzy:

(Watching 2 seasons of "Dark" with subtitles has paid off.)
Avatar 🎃 Fri. 8/23/19 12:10pm burke:

Pining for Nampa.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 8/23/19 12:10pm Uncle Michael:

Hello, EVERYONE.
  Fri. 8/23/19 12:12pm Jeff g.:

Love it.
Avatar 🎃 Fri. 8/23/19 12:13pm burke:

I think of bargain bin as up to three dollars per LP. Is that still a bargain?
  Fri. 8/23/19 12:13pm dan:

Harry Belafonte, my grandma’s favorite singer and biggest crush.
Avatar 🎃 Fri. 8/23/19 12:14pm Roberto:

Nice, Shake Senora was playing when I was in Fairway a couple of hours ago.
  Fri. 8/23/19 12:17pm dan:

My 2 favorite Bargain Bin record of mine is a Seekers record that I bought for $1 at the WFMU Record Fair and a live record from the BBC1 15th anniversary concert that I bought off the street in Manhattan for $2. I play both of them a lot.
Avatar Fri. 8/23/19 12:18pm northguineahills:

I found that cueing LPS is easy so as long as there are gaps b/tn tracks (otherwise, good luck). Well, I'm off for 3pm (EDT) interview, cheers and happy weekend everyone!
  Fri. 8/23/19 12:18pm rw:

Some sad songs in that bargain bin.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/23/19 12:19pm Artie:

That thrift store vibe can get a little desperate...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 8/23/19 12:24pm chresti:

Sarah Baughan?
  Fri. 8/23/19 12:25pm dan:

I know who Sarah Vaughan and Count Basie are, but I’ve never heard of Sarah Baughan and Cout Basie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/23/19 12:28pm Dominick:

Off the top of my head, my 2 most memorable bargain bin finds were a cutout bin at a Woolworths at 7th Ave near Times Square during the 70s
Zalman Yanovsky "Alive and Well in Argentina" (original release), and "Jan and Dean Meet Batman" 29 cents each!
  Fri. 8/23/19 12:30pm Marie:

Howdy UM and all. I love the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers movies, and how he sings. Such a beautiful tune. Thanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/23/19 12:31pm Dominick:

Did Cristopher Walken ever sing "The Continental" in character?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/23/19 12:35pm doctorjazz:

Hello hello hello!
  Fri. 8/23/19 12:36pm dan:

Glad Mitchum stuck to acting
Avatar 🎃 Fri. 8/23/19 12:36pm burke:

I thought Bob Mitchum was a calypso singer. He's got range!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/23/19 12:36pm Dominick:

yes! Roosevelt Franklin!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/23/19 12:41pm Dominick:

was there ever a less energetic vocal recorded than this?
  Fri. 8/23/19 12:42pm dan:

Part of the Lee Marvin song sounded like Les Miserables.
Avatar Fri. 8/23/19 12:48pm Franco Twinkie:

In the early '70's you could get most of the Verve/MGM rock catalog for $1.98 at The Thrifty Drug Store and Newberry's and a few other retail outlets. Thus, The Mothers Of Invention, Velvet Underground, Sam The Sham, Animals ect. became the building blocks of many suburban kids record collection. Why was this?
  Fri. 8/23/19 12:49pm dan:

Summer of 42 as the bed music
Avatar Fri. 8/23/19 12:50pm 23 Wolves:

Excellent show today, really vibing!
Avatar Fri. 8/23/19 12:54pm Franco Twinkie:

Another 'In the plastic' find from the early '70's was Permanent Damage by The GTO's at this hardware store called Ole's by my house. I got two copies for a dollar! Some people might say I paid a dollar to much.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/23/19 12:55pm mauri:

whats going on uncle michael?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 8/23/19 12:57pm Uncle Michael:

is the stream screwed? I'm having a problem
  Fri. 8/23/19 12:59pm dan:

I figured that jazz music wasn’t The Kingston Trio
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/23/19 1:01pm mauri:

the volume was going lower and then coming up back again?
Avatar Fri. 8/23/19 1:01pm Franco Twinkie:

That was a drag. Scotch And Soda overrun by some saxophone screeching.
  Fri. 8/23/19 1:05pm dan:

Phil Harris, one of the voices I grew up listening to via Disney.
  Fri. 8/23/19 1:09pm still b/p:

The sense of loss felt in missing Fred and Lee and others is eased by Phil. Saw a clip the other day of Rosie Clooney telling Mike Douglas that Phil Harris was a very interesting guy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/23/19 1:12pm doctorjazz:

Liked Glenn's Catch The Wind.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/23/19 1:15pm Lane Gray:

What a great cover of Connie
  Fri. 8/23/19 1:15pm dan:

Burl Ives lived in a houseboat in Little Neck Bay near where I live now in Queens.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/23/19 1:17pm Lane Gray:

I'm not having stream problems. Having tire problems in Ohio
  Fri. 8/23/19 1:25pm dan:

I saw ZZ Top last year in concert and they did a hard rockin version of “Sixteen Tons”.
  Fri. 8/23/19 1:27pm still b/p:

Dig dem HiLos, but that was a delicious mad marvel of incongruity.
Avatar Fri. 8/23/19 1:29pm Franco Twinkie:

I've given up trying to do work outside, this bargain bin bonanza is just to good! I'm gonna put my bathrobe back on, get a cup of coffee and plant myself by the computer.
Avatar Fri. 8/23/19 1:31pm Franco Twinkie:

This is so much better than the version by X.
  Fri. 8/23/19 1:34pm dan:

UM, you should do a show of politically incorrect content like this Ray Charles song. “Ahab the Arab” by Ray Stevens also comes to mind.
  Fri. 8/23/19 1:35pm rw:

Today's show feels a little like listening to my dad's record collection. Which, by the way, I'm having trouble archiving. Do I simply integrate it alphabetically into my own collection? Keep it separate? Such a dilemma.
Avatar Fri. 8/23/19 1:40pm Franco Twinkie:

RW! You grew up in So.Cal - remember KPOL?
  Fri. 8/23/19 1:41pm rw:

FC, I do! I think there's a KPOL anniversary LP in that collection.
  Fri. 8/23/19 1:43pm rw:

I mean FT. Sorry.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/23/19 1:43pm The Oscar:

Been busy working, but I just realized "Moonlight in Vermont" is a series of haikus and it's blowing my goddamn mind.
Avatar Fri. 8/23/19 1:43pm Franco Twinkie:

Oh man! That station was an alternate music universe for me. It was what grown ups listened to long before I had control of the tuner.
  Fri. 8/23/19 1:46pm rw:

Speaking of grown ups... when my daughter was little I told her my car radio didn't get Radio Disney. I think she's still a little traumatized from finding out I could lie to a little kid like that.
Avatar Fri. 8/23/19 1:47pm Franco Twinkie:

Your both better off for it! Someday she will thank you.
  Fri. 8/23/19 1:49pm rw:

She used to love the Melt Banana CD I would play as an alternative.
Avatar Fri. 8/23/19 1:51pm Franco Twinkie:

There you go! Show 'um the better option.
  Fri. 8/23/19 1:54pm dan:

@rw I’d go crazy if I had to listen to Radio Disney on a long road trip
  Fri. 8/23/19 1:55pm Marie:

faboo show. This is my fave version of this song.
  Fri. 8/23/19 1:56pm rw:

dan, It's better just to traumatize your daughter, right?
Avatar Fri. 8/23/19 1:57pm Listening Out There:

After all, what are kids for?
  Fri. 8/23/19 1:57pm dan:

@rw Just play The Beatles on a continuous loop.
  Fri. 8/23/19 1:59pm rw:

Haha! LOT.

dan, we did just that on a trip to Utah once. Beatles and Radio Lab podcasts the whole way. No video players. It was a great trip.
  Fri. 8/23/19 2:01pm dan:

@rw What does Radio Lab play?
  Fri. 8/23/19 2:02pm rw:

Radio Lab is a podcast. Sort of like This American Life but more of a science bent.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 8/23/19 2:02pm CHUCK ROAST:

Hey. Don't know about the rest of y'all, but it's breezy and cool here in MD.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 8/23/19 2:08pm CHUCK ROAST:

My Pops had this one. Oh, yeah !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 8/23/19 2:09pm CHUCK ROAST:

My Pops had this one. Oh, yeah !
  Fri. 8/23/19 2:12pm dan:

I wonder if any of the Bargain Basement records have cover art by Alex Steinweiss, the man that practically invented it.
  Fri. 8/23/19 2:13pm johnk77:

beautiful music selecter
also, dinah washington's 7th husband
was night train lane
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 8/23/19 2:15pm Uncle Michael:

He was a big boy!
Avatar Fri. 8/23/19 2:19pm Listening Out There:

What Haunani says...
  Fri. 8/23/19 2:21pm still b/p:

If I had instruments and capabilities to play Tico Tico like that, and like-minded friends, I'd be perfectly happy lettin' it loose in the garage, instead of Smoke on the Water.
  Fri. 8/23/19 2:21pm rw:

Just looked up Alex Steinweiss. Beautiful.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 8/23/19 2:24pm chresti:

taschen.com/pages/en/catalogue/music/all/05039/facts.alex_steinweiss_the_inventor_of_the_modern_album_cover.htm#images_gallery-4
  Fri. 8/23/19 2:27pm Marie:

I just lurve that Hawaiian stuff
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/23/19 2:30pm Dominick:

Man oh man! This stuff was my daily bread and butter in the late 90's
Raising a kid will do that to you.
Avatar 🎃 Fri. 8/23/19 2:33pm burke:

Pass the exotic pudding, please!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/23/19 2:33pm Dominick:

more like exotic pudding wrestling
  Fri. 8/23/19 2:35pm dan:

@chresti
I have the Steinweiss. That man could draw.
  Fri. 8/23/19 2:45pm dan:

The Kinks meets Blood, Sweat and Tears
  Fri. 8/23/19 2:47pm Marie:

Totally digging this The Flock version of this tune
Avatar Fri. 8/23/19 2:49pm Franco Twinkie:

Still B/P, that is exactly what happened to me! I was 'Drafted' into a band that is dedicated to going against the grain and doing a lot of old standards mixed with other oddball junk. It's great!
  Fri. 8/23/19 2:53pm dan:

Excellent Gene Pitney song
  Fri. 8/23/19 2:56pm dan:

I don’t have to see the playlist and I know that’s Roger Miller.
Avatar 🎃 Fri. 8/23/19 2:57pm burke:

Adios thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 8/23/19 2:57pm chresti:

Thanks Uncle Michael!
  Fri. 8/23/19 2:58pm dan:

Great show UM
Avatar Fri. 8/23/19 3:00pm Franco Twinkie:

Michael, you have validated my decision to be a singing shmaltzmiester. Thanks.
  Fri. 8/23/19 3:02pm rw:

Thanks UM!! Have a good weekend everyone.
Avatar Fri. 8/23/19 3:02pm Listening Out There:

Thanks, UM! I'll listen to what I missed earlier. My life is incomplete without Colonel Sanders' Tijuana Picnic...
Avatar Fri. 8/23/19 3:03pm Franco Twinkie:

Tamales, yeah!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 8/23/19 3:03pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks, everyone!
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