Favoriting Fool's Paradise with Rex: Playlist from March 26, 2022 Favoriting

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Favoriting March 26, 2022: The Johnny Olson Memorial Playlist

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Artist Track Label Comments Approx. start time
The De Villes  Shell Shock   Favoriting Promotional  Surface noise special!  0:00:00 (Pop-up)
The Sparklers Four  Stanleyville Stomp   Favoriting Rubu    0:05:35 (Pop-up)
Slim Willet  Pandemonium   Favoriting Winston    0:07:57 (Pop-up)
The Rockin' Continentals  2-3-4   Favoriting Casino    0:10:13 (Pop-up)
Little Ronnie Sessions (12 years old)  Keep A-Knockin'   Favoriting Pike    0:16:18 (Pop-up)
Danny Dill  I'm Hungry For Your Lovin'   Favoriting ABC Paramount    0:17:41 (Pop-up)
Tommy Knackin and The Four Jets  Worry, Worry, Worry   Favoriting Cascade    0:18:56 (Pop-up)
Mickey Hawks with Moon Mullins & His Night Raiders  Bip Bop Boom   Favoriting Profile    0:20:53 (Pop-up)
Carl Cherry  The Itch   Favoriting Tene    0:22:31 (Pop-up)
Ray Smith  Shake Around   Favoriting Sun    0:24:58 (Pop-up)
Rusty & Doug  Hey Mae   Favoriting Hickory    0:28:21 (Pop-up)
Ken Galloway  Bayou Lou   Favoriting Honey B    0:30:12 (Pop-up)
Phil Baugh & Vern Stovall  Country Guitar II   Favoriting Toro    0:32:26 (Pop-up)
Ernest Tubb and the Texas Troubadours  Good Year Year For The Wine   Favoriting Decca    0:34:41 (Pop-up)
Ernie K-Doe  I'm The Boss   Favoriting Minit    0:44:34 (Pop-up)
Roland Cook  Tell Me Baby   Favoriting P-Vine    0:46:40 (Pop-up)
Little Leo  What's It All About   Favoriting Meladee  Lloyd Price's little brother!  0:49:57 (Pop-up)
The Mardi Gras Loungers with Sam Butera  Mellow Mama   Favoriting Meladee  Drink Jax Beer today!  0:55:46 (Pop-up)
Earl King  It's Wrong   Favoriting Imperial (unissued)    0:58:02 (Pop-up)
Kid King's Combo  Banana Split   Favoriting Excello    1:00:53 (Pop-up)
The Valiants with Jim Bing  Mutha   Favoriting Phoenix    1:07:26 (Pop-up)
Tiny Tony & The Statics  Hey Mrs Jones   Favoriting Bolo    1:09:32 (Pop-up)
The Temptations  Hey! Bo Diddley   Favoriting Moon    1:13:26 (Pop-up)
Los Solitarios  Koko Joe   Favoriting RCA Victor Mexico    1:14:29 (Pop-up)
The Madmen  Alfred E Gous Surfin'   Favoriting Dollar    1:17:01 (Pop-up)
Larry French & The Geisha Girls  Chopstick Twist   Favoriting CRC    1:19:53 (Pop-up)
Jimmy Evans  Doggin' USA   Favoriting GRC    1:21:43 (Pop-up)
Louis Nye  Teenage Beatnik   Favoriting Wig    1:26:24 (Pop-up)
The Coachmen  Drambuie   Favoriting     1:30:59 (Pop-up)
The Sotos Brothers  Little Lila   Favoriting Fredlo    1:33:23 (Pop-up)
Larry Hurst and the Keys  Linda Lou   Favoriting Romco    1:36:12 (Pop-up)
Rapid Robert  Dessa   Favoriting Razorback    1:38:28 (Pop-up)
The Blazers  Sit Down (Musical Chairs Game)   Favoriting Singular    1:44:46 (Pop-up)
The Lapels  Bad Luck   Favoriting Fortune    1:46:24 (Pop-up)
The Metallics  Get Lost   Favoriting Baronet    1:51:40 (Pop-up)
Bobby Marchan  What You Don't Know Won't Hurt You   Favoriting Fire    1:52:24 (Pop-up)
The Composers  Woe Is Me   Favoriting Ampen    1:55:24 (Pop-up)


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Listener comments!

Avatar 1:00pm Mister Dobalina:

MommA !
Avatar 🌮 1:01pm Tony in Durham NC:

What? I showed up EARLY? Dang
Avatar 🌮 1:01pm Tony in Durham NC:

Taco looks good on me!
Avatar 1:02pm Hubig Pie:

Shrimp tacos for Sat. nite din-din
  🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:03pm Bruce S.:

Let's Taco Together
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:03pm DjLorraine:

Woot. Just in time!
  1:03pm ¿¡:

Heylo Rexall
Avatar 1:03pm Mister Dobalina:

Yo quiero Taco Bell !
  1:04pm Andres:

Nurse, a barrage of instrumentals, STAT!
  🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:04pm Bruce S.:

Tick Tack Taco
  🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:05pm Bruce S.:

Hey Johnny Olson, the Game Show King
  1:06pm Jeffrey from west Florida:

Surface noise much ? I love love love Rex so much
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:08pm Kotzwinkled:

The wood block hitter on this track reminds me of the guy I would see around the Walnut Valley Bluegrass Festival who would bang on a petrified frog.
  1:09pm Brez:

Where's our Juke Joint Jonny? Got some birthday greetings for him.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:10pm solo mon:

Pandemonium party!
  🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:11pm Bruce S.:

Slim Willet was hot as a Skillet
Avatar 1:12pm Mister Dobalina:

I hope there will be some advise with regards to a career in broadcasting from Rex today.
Avatar 🌮 1:13pm Mailman Tom:

Johnny Olson was active in the early days of broadcast TV. He hosted a show for the DuMont network named Johnny Olson's Rumpus Room
Avatar 🌮 1:14pm Tony in Durham NC:

I got a hankerin' for some chop suey
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:14pm rx scabin:

Goo afternoon. Cooking.
  1:14pm ¿¡:

What? is this the Bassett show of Rex and joe McG. The fools surface noise much paradise?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:15pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Come in, Rex! Are you there?
  🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:15pm Bruce S.:

I Think Jackie Gleason was also on the Dumont Network
  1:15pm Vantucky Ed:

Rex I hope you have at least one "Tell 'em what they won, Johnny!" cued up.
  1:15pm Choggie:

Rickety-wreckety REEEEEX!
  1:16pm Andres:

¡Peacocks! Exciting it were!
Avatar 🌮 1:17pm Tony in Durham NC:

Today we live like kings. Smoked meats, grease, you-name-it
Avatar 🌮 1:17pm Mailman Tom:

Jackie Gleason starred in the 1949 DuMont TV series, the Life of Riley
Avatar 🌮 1:18pm RevX:

It's the illegitimate grandson of Jerry Lee Lewis!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:18pm luka:

Little Ronnie sounds like he smokes Chesterfields
  1:18pm Andres:

Not age appropriate recording subject matter!
  1:18pm Choggie:

Where's my taco?? My primary pledge affiliation was assigned to Dave the Spazzz for some reason.....now instead of the Halloween cd premium I'm gonna get that tired Dragnet cd from Uncle Slappy!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:18pm Handy Haversack:

Rex! Fools!

We "mixed" up a couple of Lunkheads, and we're settling into the slumping corner.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:20pm Sweet Corn Lizzie:

Hello to all Fools, and Rex! What is this guy doing downtown "standing on my head"? I question what kind of loving he's talking about....
  1:22pm Little Danny:

Oh man that Tommy Knackin 45!
  🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:22pm Bruce S.:

This Band has a very long Name
  1:23pm Andres:

“Sessions got his start at age nine, when he performed on the Trading Post Show.”!
  1:24pm egould310:

Sure sounds like John Fogerty.
  🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:25pm Bruce S.:

I got the Itch ,I'm in a fix
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:27pm yerfriendpaul:

Hey Rex, everyone! Really enjoyed your morning with Clay Pigeon at the start of the marathon!
  🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:28pm Bruce S.:

Shake Around is definitly the Sound
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:29pm Handy Haversack:

How can one tell whether one's morals have a zipper? (And whether one's a raisin person?)
  1:31pm egould310:

My morals have no zipper. Hell, my morals aren’t even wearing pants!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:33pm Handy Haversack:

Give your morals Lunkheads! Solves all zipper problems!
  1:33pm Agent Peter:

Fear the Raisin People
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:33pm solo mon:

I heard thru the grapevine about the raisin people.
Avatar 1:34pm Juke Joint Jonny:

Got here just in time for the Fat One to say howdy to Capt. Biffko and the Raisin People. <whew.>
  1:35pm Choggie:

R.I.P. Taylor Hawkins.....sadly, robably a cola-induced heart attack
  🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:35pm Bruce S.:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Juke Joint Jonny!
Avatar 1:35pm Juke Joint Jonny:

Has anyone done a discography of these guitar player mimic records? Seems like there's always another one I've never heard.
  1:35pm egould310:

This guy is a one man K-Tel commercial!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:36pm solo mon:

My morals don’t have a zipper, more of a ziplock sandwich bag situation
  1:36pm Choggie:

Poor Dave Grohl, too. Gonna be hard to rise from ashes a 3rd time
  🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:37pm Bruce S.:

really getting into Ernest Tubb, What a Voice!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:38pm Handy Haversack:

Is this real? Happy birthday, JJJ!
  1:39pm Andres:

solo mon: Keeping it fresh.
Avatar 1:40pm Juke Joint Jonny:

Thanks for your birthday cards and letters, Fool's Paradise community.
  1:40pm johnk77:

ernest tubb had a series of stylized
tour buses
  1:40pm choggie:

Happy BD Leonard Nimoy, James Caan, Steven Tyler, and Diana Ross
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:40pm DjLorraine:

Juke Joint Jonny happiest of birthday wishes to you
  1:40pm egould310:

Did she listen for hours? Or four hours. Or for ours?

I’ll let the bourbon sort it out.
  1:41pm Jeffrey from west Florida:

I met Rex Todd and the crew at a crazy event in Bushwick. A night dedicated to the Bo Diddley beat
Copped a “my shelter is fur lined” sticker off him and lost it. When I asked him for another I kinda lied when I said I needed another because I traded the one he gave me for oral gratification from a hep chick in the men’s room. Not missing a second and dead pan he said “yeah you’ll find you get that a lot”
And I thought this is the coolest daddy in our solar system. Lived in Tallahassee. Saw Bo Open for more bands than I can remember. Saw him and his kids open for D.O.A.
That’s some floridA Florida fucking shit
  1:41pm choggie:

.....and Tennessee Williams
Avatar 1:42pm Hubig Pie:

Nothin' says down and out like slammin' down the 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:44pm yerfriendpaul:

Love Johnny Olsen’s voice
Avatar 🌮 1:44pm Mailman Tom:

I need a DVD box set of the Match Game
  1:44pm Andres:

Rumpus Room / Romper Room crossover episode was a classic.
  1:44pm paul:

I was more of a Don Pardo fan.
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:44pm rx scabin:

He was the best on the Jackie Gleason Show.
  1:45pm choggie:

I screwed up and accidently pledged to Spazz....boo hoo, no taco
Avatar 1:45pm Hubig Pie:

Burn K-doe, burn
  1:45pm paul:

"Sammy Spear and his orchestra!"
  🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:46pm Bruce S.:

the sun and fun of Miami Beach
Avatar 1:46pm Hubig Pie:

Antoinette was the real boss
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:46pm Ken From Hyde Park:

At least you get a chimp in exchange for your taco, choggie.
  1:47pm paul:

The sun and fun capital of the world, Miami Beach!
  1:47pm Don F.:

Yes. Ernie K-Doe!
Avatar 1:47pm Mister Dobalina:

Whaoooooo !
  1:47pm choggie:

...I did get to hear Suzy Hotrod mispronounce my nickname on his show though....alas, a small consolation and a redundant CD of Dragnet-themed ditties
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:47pm DavidL:

Dang, I wouldn't have guessed his speaking voice was that far into the basement...
  1:49pm choggie:

Really wanted that Halloween disc tho....HERE! have another C-Note!!
  1:50pm paul:

My favorite announcer, ME! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0183jnSteo
  🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:52pm Bruce S.:

Remember Dennis James, Bill Cullen,and Hugh Downs?
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:53pm DjLorraine:

Choggie email Joe McGasko and see if he can remedy the situation. Get that taco!
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:53pm egould310:

Logged in to the website to see that glorious taco.
  1:53pm paul:

Art Fleming.
  🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:54pm Bruce S.:

wink martindale
  1:54pm paul:

Wink on the Money Maze!
  1:55pm paul:

Or was that Nick Clooney?
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:56pm egould310:

Boin K-doe boin!
  🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:56pm Bruce S.:

of course Alan Ludden
  1:57pm paul:

Oddest game show of all time: Queen for a Day
Avatar 1:57pm Juke Joint Jonny:

This is now my official theme song. Going to require it be played whenever I enter the house.
  1:59pm Joeybug69:

Ernie seems earnest.
Avatar 🌮 2:00pm Tony in Durham NC:

My taco is kinda...chewy. Just sayin'...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:02pm mariano:

Hey, Rex, fools!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:03pm Handy Haversack:

Mariano!
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 2:03pm egould310:

One hour gone, and not a single tune with maniacal laughing. Good job, Rex.
  2:03pm phil.vas1:

Fools! 🗿
  2:04pm Robm:

Hello fellow fools
  2:04pm Andres:

It’s Wrong had me crying into my sarsaparilla. So good!
  2:05pm Vantucky Ed:

Now that the striptease music is playing, I shouted at my wife, "take it off! Take it Off!"
She then walked over and switched off the radio.
Avatar 🌮 2:05pm RevX:

Someone check the DJ that song was almost mid-brow
  2:05pm Jeffrey from west Florida:

Apart from npr & bbc of course , fmu is my only squeez
But I do occasionally cheat on them with WWOZ and
Gosh I recommend !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:08pm mariano:

The Handyman can!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:09pm solo mon:

Are you my Mutha?
  🌮 Swag For Life Member 2:11pm Bruce S.:

The Original me and Mrs. Jones
  2:14pm morphe':

Thanks Rex and all !!! must go for Cava and bread and olives and pizza toppings ... Till soon ...
Avatar 🌮 2:16pm Stillwell Coney Islander:

LOL! Hi Rex!
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 2:16pm egould310:

This dude’s a chump. The Wolfman rules!
  2:17pm morphe':

As closing the computer ..
Makes me thinks of the Scots
Revillos
Rezillos
Not a request, just a reminiscence..
  2:18pm Jeffrey from west Florida:

Thanks Rex keep it Bo
Keep clips of old radio on the air.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:19pm mariano:

What's up, morphe'! How's the jetlag?
Avatar 2:19pm HyperDose:

This is a humdinging good time!
Avatar 2:21pm Mister Dobalina:

Solution to soggy tacos, try a burrito.
  🌮 Swag For Life Member 2:24pm Bruce S.:

the soggy taco blues
  2:25pm morphe':

Mariano - I got in sync.. to bed last nigh12 t and up at 06:something this am
Wanted to go to the EYELIDS show but knew better ..

Funny cause am going out but that last song made me think of Sunset Park...
58 st and 7th ave
Johnny T's father would come down the Bsmt (1978??) and drink the left over beers in bottles .. even the ones with piggy butts !!!

Am going shopping as I promised mi old neighbors Pizzas tonight !!

Mariano - would love to re-cycle NO one day soon !!!
Avatar 2:25pm Juke Joint Jonny:

I like to do the cha cha in Bermuda shorts!
Avatar 🌮 2:25pm Mailman Tom:

He's a hep cat
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 2:27pm egould310:

Isn’t “dogging” slang for anonymous sexual encounters in public places? Shocking content on WFMU. I’m calling my congressman!
Avatar 2:28pm HyperDose:

What if we shave our brows off?
  2:31pm mr_donutsu:

My folks knew Tiny Tony!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:31pm mariano:

Monroe! Or depending what part of town you're from, "MUN-roe."

Glad you're back in sync, morphe'! And yeah, come down to NOLA, look me up, we can eat our way around town like Pacmen.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:31pm solo mon:

I can still limbo under this low brow.
  🌮 Swag For Life Member 2:31pm Bruce S.:

allright Nate the K, Cool
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 2:31pm egould310:

Off to brunch. Keep it greasy, you no-brows.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:32pm solo mon:

I thought it was “know brow”
  2:33pm choggie:

Get some Drambooayyyyy, that siknin'-sweet flavor keeps the buzz awaaaaay!
  2:34pm b0b0b0b0b0b0b Plasticland:

you been to Mr Beef but what about Dog&Suds in Wisconsin...no but I did drink a bottle of Gran Manier with Bo Diddley at marty zivcos ballroom in Hartford Wis.one time ..supplied by Bo himself...plus he offered to share his bucket of KFC with me ...beautiful man!!!!
  2:35pm choggie:

.it's almost as nasty, as the Grand Marniaaaaaaay!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:35pm solo mon:

At least it’s not Goldschlager.
Avatar 2:36pm Kitschy Mama:

Little Lila, whatta groover!
Avatar 2:37pm HyperDose:

Goldschlager's the one with the little brow flakes in it?
  2:37pm b0b0b0b0b0b0b:

...the Gran Marnier that Bo had tasted Grrrrreat
  2:38pm Roxy Mahed:

let's twist!!
  2:39pm b0b0b0b0b0b0b:

but we. drank it out of plastic cups with Ice
  2:39pm Andres:

A 20yr old unfinished bottle of Goldschlager in my cupboard. Not a lot of demand for it. Drambuie on the other hand I will happily take any time.
Avatar 2:40pm HyperDose:

Drambuie just takes the hassle out of having to throw a Ricola in the glass
  2:41pm choggie:

Used to like Amaretto....
When I was 10 taking sips outta my mom's cocktails....
  2:42pm choggie:

Now, Kahlua mixed straight on the rocks with some good Hatian or Dom Rep rum??? Mmmmmmmm.!
  🌮 Swag For Life Member 2:42pm Bruce S.:

Goldschlager was kind of a fad for me back in the 80s,kind of an offshoot of Jagermeister, Man how did I drink that stuff?
  2:42pm Andres:

No biscotti for you, choggie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:43pm solo mon:

Ricola hahahahaha
  2:43pm choggie:

I have two molars that work, Biscotti needs to be soaked in espresso to work for me
  2:44pm choggie:

Biscotti. Pretentious stale toast for Californians (soon to be Texans)
  2:46pm choggie:

They can come here as long as they keep coagulating in Austin...Which is now a ruined Texas town.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:46pm mariano:

I was stationed at Drambuie, off the Barbary Coast.
  2:46pm choggie:

Used to be hip, then came the flakes
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:47pm mariano:

Biscotti are also good dipped in vin santo or some other dessert wine.
  2:48pm choggie:

Ever try Bailey's and scotch or rum on the rocks? Pretty ok
  2:49pm Andres:

Mariano, I need to rewatch that!
Avatar 2:49pm Mister Dobalina:

m ⊕ MM å
  🌮 Swag For Life Member 2:50pm Bruce S.:

The Fat Daddy show, Cool
Avatar 2:53pm Mister Dobalina:

Solid material, Rex. Hear ya next week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:54pm radioronan:

Thanks Rex..until next time!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:54pm solo mon:

Thanks for the pandemonium Rex.
  2:55pm choggie:

Hooray for the Staten Island Record Hoarder!!
Avatar 2:55pm Kitschy Mama:

Thanks for making a show! Feeling a little abandoned by all the other DJs.
  2:56pm choggie:

Just think of how many great records are going to be gone if the tidal wave hits you guys??!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:56pm McGroovey:

I miss Paul Harvey. Kinda.
Avatar 🌮 2:56pm Stillwell Coney Islander:

Thanks Rex!
  2:56pm choggie:

...almost too tragic to imagine
  2:56pm bo0b0b:

hey Kitschy mama
  🌮 Swag For Life Member 2:57pm Bruce S.:

Rex, You've Done it Again, thanks for a Great Show
Avatar 2:57pm Kitschy Mama:

Hey Bob
Avatar 2:57pm HyperDose:

Thank you Rexy 💋
  2:58pm Andres:

Thank ye, Rex! Go Peacocks! 🦚
  3:00pm Andres:

Woe Is Me!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:00pm Handy Haversack:

Thanks, Rex!
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 3:01pm rx scabin:

Thank you.
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