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A virtual supermarket sweep of recorded history, with an emphasis on processed cheese.

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Artist Track Album Label Approx. start time
June Christy & the Stan Kenton Orchestra  This Is My Theme   Options June Christy & the Stan Kenton Orchestra  Collector's Choice Music  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
The Viking Band  Phom Rak Khoon Tching Tching   Options Thai Beat a Go-Go  Subliminal Sounds  0:03:13 (Pop‑up)
Yma Sumac  Bo Mambo   Options Mambo!  The Right Stuff  0:06:11 (Pop‑up)
Liza Minnelli  I Want You Now   Options Results  Epic  0:09:35 (Pop‑up)
Nancy Sinatra  Day Tripper   Options Boots  Reprise  0:14:21 (Pop‑up)
Noonday Underground  Follow the Light   Options On a Quiet Night  Hands Full  0:17:11 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Tipsy 

Bunny Kick   Options

Uh-oh! 

Asphodel 

0:20:22 (Pop‑up)
Linda Smith  Wandering You Know   Options Till Another Time: 1988​-​1996  Captured Tracks  0:24:25 (Pop‑up)
The Majestic Arrows  If I Had a Little Love (rehearsal)   Options Eccentric Soul: the Bandit Label (various artists)  Numero Group  0:27:20 (Pop‑up)
Dennis Brown  If I Follow My Heart   Options If I Follow My Heart  Studio One  0:29:17 (Pop‑up)
The Manhattans  Follow Your Heart   Options 7-inch single (orig); Doing Their Best Things (comp.)  Carnival; UpFront Records  0:32:45 (Pop‑up)
Dim Dim  Love Serenade   Options Ananas  Audio Dregs  0:36:01 (Pop‑up)
Doris Day  Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps   Options Latin for Lovers  Columbia  0:38:44 (Pop‑up)
Jane Birkin  Comment te dire adieu   Options Versions Jane  Philips  0:41:20 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Las Comadrejas 

Oaxacatelas   Options

We are Ugly, But We Have the Music 

Comad 

0:44:03 (Pop‑up)
Ornette Coleman and Prime Time  Bourgeois Boogie   Options Virgin Beauty  Portrait  0:48:17 (Pop‑up)
Klezmer Conservatory Band  Old World Beat   Options Old World Beat  Rounder  0:53:10 (Pop‑up)
Julie Budd  Black Is Black   Options Child of Plenty  MGM  0:55:47 (Pop‑up)
unknown  Anywhere on Earth   Options Bob & Ray: WOR-AM 1975    0:58:30 (Pop‑up)
Folklor Folk Orchestra  Leutarsko Horo   Options Moldavian Folk Music (various artists)  Sounds of the World  1:01:44 (Pop‑up)
Shocking Blue  I'll Follow the Sun   Options 3rd Album  Pink Elephant  1:03:34 (Pop‑up)
Nouvelle Vague  I Melt With You   Options Nouvelle Vague  Peace Frog  1:06:05 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Shudder to Think 

pH Balanced   Options

High Art (soundtrack) 

Velvel 

1:09:53 (Pop‑up)
Fantastic Plastic Machine  Pura Saudade (Optiganally Mix)   Options Fantastic Plastic Machine  Bungalow; Emperor Norton  1:13:59 (Pop‑up)
Friends of Dean Martinez  I Wish You Love   Options The Shadow of Your Smile  Sub Pop  1:18:20 (Pop‑up)
Last Town Chorus  Do You Really Want to Hurt Me   Options live on WFMU, on Irene Trudel's show, February 24, 2003    1:20:58 (Pop‑up)
Robyn Hitchcock  Sayonara Judge   Options Robyn Hitchcock  Yep Roc  1:24:44 (Pop‑up)
Gladys Knight & The Pips  The Way We Were/Try to Remember   Options 7-inch single (originally)  Buddah  1:30:50 (Pop‑up)
Gilda Radner  Lisa Loopner Piano Recital   Options Live from New York  Warner Bros.  1:31:37 (Pop‑up)
Brenda Lee  The Crying Game   Options 7-inch single  Decca  1:38:28 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Floyd Cramer 

Last Dance   Options

45 played at 33 

 

1:40:58 (Pop‑up)
Arlo Parks  Eugene   Options Collapsed in Sunbeams  Transgressive  1:45:05 (Pop‑up)
Satanicpornocultshop  Next Year's Snow   Options Arkhaiomelisidonophunikheratos  Some Bizarre  1:48:53 (Pop‑up)
Pram  The Mermaid's Hotel   Options The Museum of Imaginary Animals  Merge  1:53:30 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Johnny Beecher 

Sax Fifth Avenue   Options

45 played at 33 

Warner Bros. 

1:57:25 (Pop‑up)


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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:47am People Like Us:

yay
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm Charlie:

whee!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:55pm HyperDose:

Salutations Charlie & welcome back! First time listener of the show here. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:01pm doctorjazz:

Hi Charlie-I've got nothing to do now (not really...)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:03pm WR:

Because, that's why!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:03pm Scott67:

G'day Charlie & Slackers!
πŸ˜ŽπŸ€™πŸŒβ˜€οΈ
  7:03pm Andres:

Hey, Charlie! I’m busy making dinner but my ears are here!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:04pm Charlie:

Well, hi, HyperDose, and welcome. And hello to doctorjazz, WR, Scott67, and Andres!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:05pm coelacanthβˆ…:

hey Charlie and busybodies
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:05pm Your Ace From Exchange Place:

Greetings!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:07pm Charlie:

yo, coelacanth, and Ace!
  7:07pm wendy del formaggio:

Hi Charlie! I’m busy doing nothing while the oven finishes cooking my dinner.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:07pm Charlie:

Wendy! Wendy! Wendy!
  7:08pm headcleaner:

yet another rekkurd I own that sounds so much better played on the radio (when you least expect it)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:08pm Scott67:

9am Sunday morning here, so perfect show for me.πŸ‘£ πŸ˜ŽπŸ€™
  7:08pm wendy del formaggio:

Oscar, Oscar, Oscar

Oh wait. Wrong show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:10pm Charlie:

haha wendy
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:11pm Charlie:

headcleaner - radio contextualizes for the better sometimes
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:11pm Charlie:

Good morning to you then, Scott:)
Avatar 7:12pm The Knave:

Thanks for filling in for me brother... Sounding great!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:12pm Charlie:

Happy to be here!
Avatar 7:14pm Michael:

Charlie! Liza with a Z?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:14pm Charlie:

And good morning to you too, Knave:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:16pm Charlie:

Yes! That would make me, er, Charlie with a "rl" and you Michael with a "ch"!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:18pm Charlie:

Is this Nancy track cheesy or what?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:19pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Charlie, nah, it's Gouda.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:22pm Charlie:

heh heh
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:27pm Jeff Golick:

Wassup, Charlie! Great to hear you!
  7:28pm Andres:

I was here by chance last time. Loved it! Fully intentional this time. Loving it! It pays to check the schedule.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:33pm Charlie:

Hey, Jeff!
Andres -- thanks for joining with intention:)
Avatar 7:36pm northguineahills:

Charkie!

Since my sleeping schedule is appoaching somewhere near normal, will be doing an evening walkabout, instead of 1am
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:36pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Wow, I've never heard this Manhattans single, and I'm loving everything about it already.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:37pm Charlie:

enjoy your walkabout, northguineahills
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:38pm Charlie:

Wendy - great, right? And they're from Jersey City!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:39pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Charlie, indeed! Maybe they called themselves that because "We Can See Manhattan From Our House" was too long to fit on a 7" record. haha.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:40pm Charlie:

haha!
Avatar 7:42pm Michael:

The Journal Squares does not have the same cachet Wendy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:43pm Charlie:

True, Michael, true...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:43pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Michael, true. But, that's a pretty good band name in its own right. I wonder if anyone has ever used it.
  7:43pm Sally:

Quel voice!
Avatar 7:44pm northguineahills:

quizas!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:44pm Charlie:

Sally - yeah, Dottie could really sing:)
  7:47pm Doug Schulkind:

Bon soir, Monsieur Charlie!
  7:49pm Allan:

Enjoying your show live for the first time in a while, Charlie, from here in California. Best wishes to you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:52pm Charlie:

Doug, thanks for checking in:)
Allan -- great to see you "live"!
  7:52pm headcleaner:

If you must know, Charlie - it was my cheatin' heart that led me here. Once I skipped out on RobW long enough to hear the end of Lady C.... and then once you came in with June Christy... well that's how cheatin' starts, right? (So sorry, Rob)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:53pm WR:

headcleaner, variety is the spice, etc.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:53pm doctorjazz:

Ornette!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:53pm Charlie:

Well, headcleaner, you never said it would be an exclusive relationship;)
  8:01pm Andres:

Great song! Great version!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:01pm doctorjazz:

Come over to the Drummer side, Headcleaner!
Avatar 8:07pm northguineahills:

Shocking Blue, not to be w/ a certain song called Computer Blue.
Avatar 8:10pm northguineahills:

I got here by falling through the 6th wall (this is a hexagon, right?)
  8:11pm Andres:

This Nouvelle Vague is maybe better than the original. Heresy, I know.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:12pm doctorjazz:

Do like this cover!
Avatar 8:12pm northguineahills:

what Andres said....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:14pm schmutz:

howdy (: great to hear ya Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:15pm WR:

+1 like doctorjazz said
Avatar 8:15pm northguineahills:

Wait, that was on Peace Frog recs????!!! (I only know them from their hardcore British house /techno/and trance records.
  8:17pm Andres:

Fantastic and plastic!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:19pm Charlie:

That Nouvelle Vague album has many great covers (it's all covers of early 80s song like that)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:20pm Charlie:

ngh -- i guess they were branching out?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:23pm doctorjazz:

Interesting Sub Pop release.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:24pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Oh! I had no idea Friends of Dean Martinez covered such an old standard. Now I gotta check out that album. I only know "Atardecer." Thanks, Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:24pm doctorjazz:

Speaking of branching out...
  8:24pm Julie πŸ–€:

oh this is nice
  8:25pm Andres:

This is also lovely. You’ve been hoarding all the sweet covers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:26pm Charlie:

Hi Julie:) Yes, this is so gorgeous
Avatar 8:28pm Michael:

She does a real nice cover of Modern Love.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:29pm Charlie:

Michael--yes, I love that one too!
Avatar 8:30pm DL in LA:

Yay, it’s Busy Doing Nothing! Sounding great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:30pm Charlie:

btw they never officially released that cover of Do You Really Want to Hurt Me, but it was posted on their (now defunct) website, and on various blogs. I added a link to a site where it can be downloaded, on the playlist.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:31pm Charlie:

Hi, DL in LA, thanks!
  8:34pm Julie πŸ–€:

omg Lisa lupner
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:42pm doctorjazz:

Great set! (Love this BrendaLee)!
  8:43pm Andres:

This original is better. Sorry, George.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:44pm Julie:

I remember watching that special when it was newish it was so great..oh Gilda
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:47pm Webhamster Henry:

Hi Charlie! catching the tail of the show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:49pm Charlie:

Hi Henry -- catching a nothing by the tail:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:53pm Charlie:

This is a cover of a song by Vashti Bunyan called Glow Worms
  8:55pm Andres:

Thank you, Charlie!! Absolutely wonderful show tonight. I like forward to the next!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:56pm doctorjazz:

Thanks, Charlie, great show as usual! Hope too catch you next time!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57pm Charlie:

Thanks Andres, and thanks everyone for hanging out on Saturday night (or morning, as the case may be)!
Avatar 8:59pm Michael:

Thank you much Charlie. Always a pleasure!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:59pm Charlie:

Thanks Michael, and doctorjazz.
See you next time:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:59pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Thank you, Charlie! <3
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:01pm Scott67:

Thanks Charlie!
✌😎🌏🌞
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02pm Webhamster Henry:

I'll catch the archive!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02pm schmutz:

thanks Charlie!! look forward to next time!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04pm WR:

9PM already? Thank you Charlie! Laters all y'all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09pm coelacanthβˆ…:

Thanks Charlie!
- 'till then...
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