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Artist Track Album Year Comments Approx. start time
Hank Levine Orch. w/ Timothy Leary  Image, Part One / The Psychedelic Experience   Options   1961 / 1966    0:00:00 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Archie Shepp  Back Back   Options Kwanza   1969 / 1974    0:02:25 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Tin Huey  Hump Day   Options Contents Dislodged During Shipment   1979    0:08:27 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Insect Trust  Ducks   Options Hoboken Saturday Night   1970    0:11:21 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Steve Miller Band  Your Old Lady   Options Revolution   1968  OST  0:14:41 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Small Faces  I Feel Much Better   Options There Are But Four Small Faces   1968    0:20:22 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Walter Brennan  Old Rivers   Options   1962    0:24:20 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys  Steel Guitar Rag   Options   1936    0:27:01 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Music behind DJ:
"frogs and more frogs" @ Joe Bauer's Ranch" 
        0:29:34 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Gerry & The Pacemakers  Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying   Options Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying   1964  Gerry Marsden R.I.P.  0:36:49 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Louis Jordan  Don't Let The Sun Catch You Cryin'   Options   1946    0:39:20 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Ray Charles  Don't Let The Sun Catch You Cryin'   Options The Genius Of...   1959    0:42:21 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Eric Dolphy  Softly As In A Morning Sunrise [edit]   Options The Illinois Concert   1963    0:46:02 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Spirit  Gramophone Man   Options Spirit   1968    0:53:51 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Rod Stewart  Handbags & Gladrags   Options The Rod Stewart Album   1969  Thanks to TDK60 for correction: Mike D'Abo, who wrote this song, also arranged it and played piano.  0:57:40 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Music behind DJ:
"birds @ 302 Chestnut" 
        1:02:09 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Juju  Soledad Brothers   Options A Message from Mozambique   1973  Strata East label  1:07:31 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Roland Kirk  Volunteered Slavery   Options Volunteered Slavery   1969    1:12:46 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Thomas Newman  Fate / Inflecting Points   Options The Adjustment Bureau   2011  OST  1:18:18 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Perez Prado  Patricia   Options   1958    1:20:55 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Tommy Roe  Everybody   Options   1963    1:23:12 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Saint Dirt Elementary School  Perfect Ponies   Options Abandoned Ballroom   2011    1:24:57 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Music behind DJ:
"birds @ 302 Chestnut" 
        1:27:35 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Herbie Nichols  Portrait Of Ucha   Options Love, Gloom, Cash, Love   1957    1:31:24 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Rod Argent & Chris White  Telescope (Mr Galileo)   Options Zombies, Etc. - Into The Afterlife   1968 / 2007  VAR  1:35:01 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Shorty Rogers  The Fix   Options The Man With The Golden Arm   1955  OST - Music by Elmer Bernstein  1:37:29 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Steve Lawrence  Go Away Little Girl   Options   1962    1:40:56 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Ranny Sinclair [with Dave Brubeck]  Something To Sing About   Options Another Autumn   1966 / 2017    1:43:08 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Wayne Horvitz  Money Or A Story   Options Some Places Are Forever Afternoon   2015    1:45:09 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
The Crows w/Melino & His Orchestra  Mambo Shevitz   Options It's A Scream How Levine Does The Rhumba   1953 / 2013  VAR  1:48:51 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Hushdrops  The Sweetest Plum   Options (from upcoming release)   2021  Sending out healing vibes to Joe Camarillo  1:50:49 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
NRBQ  Tonight You Belong To Me   Options Grooves In Orbit   1983 / 1990  CD bonus track  1:53:24 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Music behind DJ:
"frogs and more frogs" @ Joe Bauer's Ranch" 
        1:55:32 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
  Thanks to David Borks, Ron Jett, Doug Young, Wm. Yale, libraries everywhere & Pete Tomlinson

Listener comments!

  9:00am 1whoknewcthulhu:

Good morning, Bob and all!
Avatar 9:00am duke:

Hello Bob and fellow Brainiacs
  9:01am Doc Rock:

Good morning Bob and all the listeners.
Good morning Jeff.
  9:01am Jeff:

Good Morning Bob, Doc Rock and fellow listeners.
Music is the weapon of the future
Avatar 9:01am Andrew in Toronto:

Good morning Bob and all other Brainiacs!
Avatar 9:01am Bob Brainen:

1whoknewcthulhu, good morning to you!
And you Duke.
  Swag For Life Member 9:02am mauri:

Good saturday Bob and all!
Avatar 9:02am wmfromdumont:

Morning Bob and everyone
Avatar 9:03am Bob Brainen:

Hey mauri, Wm.
  9:03am MikeyfromNC:

Good Morning Bob and All! My first Saturday back in the fold after Bob's long absence. I have missed this weekly luxury more than I can say. Happy New Year!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am Joe M:

Good Morning, all!
  9:04am Todd E:

Hey Now! Good morning, Bob and friends. Funky Shepp!
  9:04am burpage:

good morning bob having a katz"s pastrami while enjoying the tunes
  9:05am CalZone!:

Good morning BB and fellow Braineniacs!
Avatar 9:06am Andrew in Toronto:

We are to a great start here.
Avatar 9:06am Andrew in Toronto:

We are off to a great start here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06am YETI BOB:

Hi Bob & the Brainiacs - this Archie Shepp is a good start for the day (like Andrew just said)
Avatar 9:07am Bob Brainen:

Morning MikeyfromNC, welcome back.
Hey Joe M., Todd E., burpage, oh man, I'll take corned beef.
Hey CalZone!
Thanks Andrew!
Avatar 9:07am TDK60:

Good morning.
Avatar 9:07am wmfromdumont:

Kwanza was my first Shepp purchase.
  9:10am CalZone!:

This Tin Huey lp is a kinda lost classic! I played it to death when it came out. A gem!
Avatar 9:11am Bob Brainen:

Hey TDK60,
WM. that's a good start!
Avatar 9:15am Bob Brainen:

CalZone! me too!
Avatar 9:16am wmfromdumont:

Silly movie, great soundtrack.
  9:16am Todd E:

Tin Huey, been ages since I heard them! Saw them open for Television at The Bottom Line in 1978.
  9:17am Peter from Dover NJ:

I think my radio is about to melt. Good morning Bob B and everyone.
Avatar 9:18am Bob Brainen:

Agree Wm.
Great show Todd E.,
Peter from Dover NJ, hope yr radio still plays!
Avatar 9:23am dale:

the only faces that matter
Avatar 9:24am dale:

ol shep!
Avatar 9:24am dale:

my grampa's dog was named sheppie. wrong song i know...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:25am melinda:

I heart country piano
  9:25am CalZone!:

I wonder what old Bircher Walter would have thought about Wednesday's romp at the Capital?
  9:26am Doc Rock:

I went to that Television / Tin Huey show at the Bottom Line. Excellent show.
Avatar 9:27am Zoot:

Tear in my tea
Avatar 9:27am Bob Brainen:

Morning dale, good song tho.
CalZone! is that true? Jeez, I'm better off not knowin!
Mornin' Zoot,
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:30am YETI BOB:

Somebody played Bob Wills version of "Blue Skies" on WFMU this week and it's been stuck in my head for days. That guitar sounds so good! I need to learn more about Bob Wills.
Avatar 9:31am TDK60:

As DJ Michael Shelley would say: that Bob Wills is a No. 1.
  9:32am CalZone!:

Sorry BB, but it's true. I still love those cornball WB records, so please don't stop playing em!

Avatar 9:34am James Douglas:

Can't tell you how great it is to have you back! Thanks Bob.
Avatar 9:37am Bob Brainen:

YETI, Bob Wills, a rich rich vein! Mike is right.
CalZone! its a deal! Oh man, that's bad news.
Thanks James Douglas!
  9:38am Peter from Dover NJ:

Bob B, thank goodness the radio is still playing. Thanks for spinning all these fab platters.
Avatar 9:39am Bob Brainen:

I should have mentioned George Martin produced Gerry & co. Love those shimmering strings & oboe (or English horn?) Muted brass, etc.
Thanks Peter From Dover NJ!
  9:40am egould310:

I think I drank too much last night. Good hangover morning from Seattle. Just the sounds needed to wake up too. Hi, Bob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:41am YETI BOB:

I always thought Gerry and the Pacemakers wrote this! Loving this Louis Jordan version.
Avatar 9:42am TDK60:

Bob, I wonder if it was G. Martin's idea to add the big orchestra sound for Gerry's hit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:42am adamdoesit:

Good morning, Bob and bobolinks. Loving the repetition of this song.
Avatar 9:43am northguineahills:

Sorry, internet sucks here...
Avatar 9:43am TDK60:

Are they different songs, Yeti?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:43am YETI BOB:

TDK: yeah it's related but not the same song.
Avatar 9:44am Bob Brainen:

Hey egould310,
YETI they did! 2 different songs.
Someone named Joe Greene wrote the Jordan / Charles original.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:45am YETI BOB:

Like the way Lou Reed and Duke Ellington both wrote "Beginning to See the Light"
Avatar 9:46am Bob Brainen:

northguineahills-you mean your internet in general or the stream?
Avatar 9:48am Bob Brainen:

If you wrote songs would you knowingly use a song title that was out there?
Avatar 9:49am northguineahills:

These sounds will unpack my mind....
Avatar 9:50am northguineahills:

no, the internet in general, I gave up used my phone hotspot...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:50am YETI BOB:

Here's my new song "Take the A Train". No, not *that* A train. The one in Japan: en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:51am Peter from Dover NJ:

Eric Dolphy rocks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52am YETI BOB:

@Bob: To be serious for a second, no, I would probably avoid it. I usually prefer originality to lots of references. Although I did find it delightfully cheeky when the Replacements titled their album "Let It Be".
Avatar 9:52am TDK60:

Trivia You Need Dept. : Did you know the Replacements named one of their albums "Let It Be" simply because their manager liked the Beatles? Yep.
Avatar 9:53am Bob Brainen:

YETI, agree on both!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:54am YETI BOB:

(And they didn't actually make a song called "Let It Be", which was probably a good decision)
Avatar 9:55am wmfromdumont:

The Beatles' Love Me Do / Badfinger's Love Me Do. Always thought that was a bit odd.
  9:55am egould310:

Hey remember when the Replacements named an album “Let It Be”?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:56am Wendy del Formaggio:

Good morning, Bob.
Avatar 9:57am TDK60:

Spirit needs more "props."
Avatar 9:58am Andrew in Toronto:

Bravo, Bob.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58am Joe M:

The Pretenders' "Louie Louie" is not THAT "Louie Louie".
Avatar 9:59am Bob Brainen:

Wn, yes!
Hey Wendy,
Thanks Andrew,
Joe M, that is a fun fact.
Avatar 10:00am dale:

who wrote this? i was familiar with chris farlowe's version first
  10:03am egould310:

Thanks to the power of Bob Brainen’s musical selections, I was able to get out of bed. Have a nice stretch, and it’s time for a run.
Avatar 10:03am TDK60:

Bob, just checked; Wikip. trivia says Mike D'Abo played piano on this; his song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:06am adamdoesit:

I didn't recognize that as "Softly as in a Morning Sunrise," so fully did Dolphy transform it. This is, admittedly, something of a relief. I had a downstairs neighbor would would practice that tune and that tune only, for months. In my mind, it's been "Karl is Playing the Piano" ever since.
Avatar 10:08am Bob Brainen:

TDK60, if so he's not credited on the album itself.
Coulda been a contractual thing? Not sure.
adamdoes it, that's funny.
Avatar 10:10am TDK60:

Whoever played - D'Abo or McLaglan - sounded like they'd been listening to Nashville C&W piano, maybe.
  10:10am bigplanetnoise:

Good morning, good morning!!!
  10:11am Jeff:

Mike d’Abo wrote “Build Me Up Buttercup”!
Avatar 10:12am Bob Brainen:

Jeff, I hope he's collecting the royalties!
Avatar 10:13am JohnEBGood:

Happy New Year Bob and FMU family. Love Rod. Seen him about 5 times and every show was tremendous!. One at the garden with Carmen Appice on drums stands out, Hey I even seen him At Roosevelt Stadium in JC with the Faces. Ten Tears After was on the bill and Alvin Lee and the boys blew us away!
Avatar 10:14am northguineahills:

this is a good one!
  10:15am Mike tp:

in on roland. strong cuts I missed Bob.archiveville
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:15am Wendy del Formaggio:

Hello BPN!
  10:16am bigplanetnoise:

Good morning, Wendy!!!
Avatar 10:19am TDK60:

Everyone Heard The Obvious Trivia Dept? "Hey Jude" quote in that R.K.?
  10:19am Gerry from Miami:

Thanks, BOB, for playing Tin Huey. They, along with Pere Ubu, were the most overlooked bands during the "Akron Age." Devo, the Pretenders, the Waitresses, and even the Rubber City Rebels got more exposure and promotion. But I have a special slot on my record shelf for Tin Huey and Pere Ubu, two "shoulda-beens."
Avatar 10:19am Bob Brainen:

You too JohnEBGood!
Avatar 10:21am Bob Brainen:

Gerry from Miami-was big into Pere Ubu at the same time, had no clue they and Huey were from same neck 'o the woods!
  10:22am Jeff:

Interesting - I was thinking about the two Television gigs I saw at the Bottom Line. One was the Tin Huey double bill. The other one had Lisa Burns as the opener. On keyboards in Lisa Burns band - none other than Michael Brown (Left Banke)
  10:22am (another) Patrick in Hoboken:

Patrizia was the music for a popular commercial for Guinness in the 1990s in the British Isles!
Avatar 10:23am northguineahills:

Well, bloody feck, I actually have this record! Perez Prado
Avatar 10:25am Bob Brainen:

Jeff-wow, and we know he didn't do a lot of gigs!
(another) Patrick in Hoboken - interesting.
northguineahills-good record to have.
  10:25am Gerry from Miami:

My sister's name is Patricia and Perez Prado's record was a big hit on our Top 40 affiliate here in Miami---WQAM 560---in the early 60s. She would get up and dance around the room whenever it came on the air.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:29am Wendy del Formaggio:

I have never heard of Saint Dirt Elementary School, and I really liked that. I looked them up. They also have an album called "Hangin' Out With the Kid Who'd Eat Anything For a Dollar." Must continue investigating...
Avatar 10:34am Bob Brainen:

Gerry from Miami, nice memory!
Wendy del Formaggio-interesting band. I only know them from FMU's new bin!
I knew a kid who would eat almost anything on a dare! We probably all did, or some kid who would do something crazy and, what seemed, fearless.
  10:35am Jeff:

Speaking of jazz pianists, Bobby Few passed away a few days ago
  10:35am egould310:

Sitting in a tree spying on girls with a telescope? Sure, why not?!?
Avatar 10:37am northguineahills:

Damn, Jeff, that sucks. I dug his talent!
Avatar 10:38am Bob Brainen:

Aw, that's a shame, Jeff.
egould310, just like Arnold Layne?
  10:38am Doug In Michigan:

Great show Bob
Avatar 10:40am Bob Brainen:

Thanks Doug In Michigan!
  10:42am bigplanetnoise:

Love this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:43am Ciggy:

Hello Bob. 1st time responding to your show.
I really liked the Bernie Nichols tune.
Avatar 10:44am Bob Brainen:

bigplanetnoise-glad to hear! (we still gotta catch up!)
  10:45am bigplanetnoise:

We sure do!!
Avatar 10:45am Bob Brainen:

Welcome Ciggy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:46am Gina Bacon:

Morning, Bob & all!
  10:46am Gerry from Miami:

Steve and Eydie on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. A strong memory of my youth. They were a great and very talented couple. One of my "hidden" favorite albums of all time is Eydie Gorme with the Trio Los Panchos
Avatar 10:47am Bob Brainen:

Hey Gina B!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:47am Wendy del Formaggio:

Hello Gina!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:47am Gina Bacon:

I just saw that amazing photo of you in the Upsala Vault!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:47am Gina Bacon:

Morning, Wendy!
Avatar 10:48am Bob Brainen:

Gerry from Miami, agree. I have to check that out.
Avatar 10:48am Dominick:

what a wine!
  10:48am egould310:

Thanks for the tunes, Bob! I’m off to seven miles of thrills and hills in a cool, grey, damp Seattle morning. Hear ya’ next week!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:50am joe mulligan:

the first time I've heard sacroiliac in a song. my chiro would love that
Avatar 10:50am Andrew in Toronto:

I second @Gerry one that one Bob.
Avatar 10:50am Bob Brainen:

Yeah Dominick, see ya Egoukld310. Balancing out the hangover w/exercise!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:50am Matt Clarke:

Good morning Bob + all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:51am Barry P.:

Good morning Bob, thanks for another great show.
  10:51am WM:

Never heard Ranny Sinclair before. She sounds great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:53am Gina Bacon:

I love this song so much!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:53am Corey:

Good morning Bob and listeners! Thanks for the great show. Flew by.
Avatar 10:54am Bob Brainen:

Morning to you Matt,
Barry P. -hey.
Ranny is wonderful-check out her album.
Glad to hear Gina.
Thanks Corey,
Avatar 10:54am TDK60:

Thanks Bob, and skeleton.
Avatar 10:54am Andrew in Toronto:

Thanks for another spectacular show!
  10:54am Dennis Diken:

Hey Bob and all. Slept in today, just tuning in now, alas. See you next week!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:54am Wendy del Formaggio:

@Joe Mulligan: You gotta go listen to "The Message" by Grandmaster Flash. A classic sacroiliac mention!
  10:55am Gerry from Miami:

Jewish mambo?? Who'da thought? To mention Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme again, I recall on one of their appearances on the Tonight Show, they duetted on a tune titled "The Nicest Thing Two People Can Do." I'll leave you to your imagination as to the subject matter of that song. Johnny and the couple had a few laughs over it in their post-performance chat. HO HO!
Avatar 10:56am Billy Jam:

morning Bob Brainen - thanks for the tunes inc. Tin Huey who I had forgotten all about ---- hello fellow listeners inc Wendy and TDK60 - hope all have a great weekend!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:57am Wendy del Formaggio:

Hey Billy Jam!
  10:57am bigplanetnoise:

Always wonderful - thank you, Bob!!
Avatar 10:58am wmfromdumont:

Calvacade of goodness today Bob!
  Swag For Life Member 10:58am 12539:

Thanks Bob!
Avatar 10:58am Dominick:

Gerry from Miami. Mambo was really big in the borscht belt during the 50s. - early 60s
  10:58am MikeyfromNC:

thanks Bob. See y'all next week
  10:59am Gerry from Miami:

Next week, Bob and listeners!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:59am Stillwell Coney Islander:

Thanks Bob !
Avatar 10:59am Bob Brainen:

Thanks all, have a great weekend!
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