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The unsung heroes of rock 'n' roll, presented at 45 RPM: 50s/60s bop, slop, & schlock. (Visit homepage.)

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Artist Track Label Comments Approx. start time
The Mysterians  A-Bomb   Options Zordan Recording Co.    0:00:00 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Original Hustlers  Cueball   Options La Belle    0:05:17 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Los Rockers  Tarantula   Options Discosa    0:07:19 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Jesters  Peter Gunn Twist   Options Rio    0:09:31 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Dale Wright with The Wright Guys  That's Show Biz   Options Fratermity    0:15:00 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Jimmy Wages  Rock Me Baby   Options Sun    0:16:55 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Bucky and the Premiers  Cruisin'   Options Nu-Phi    0:19:22 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Blue Echoes  Witchcraft   Options Bon    0:20:43 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Cliff Johnson  Go 'Way Hound Dog   Options Columbia    0:23:13 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Hayden Thompson  Watcha Gonna Do   Options Profile    0:25:23 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Mickey Fortune  It's Gonna Hurt Me More   Options Logan  A True Possum-A-Like!  0:28:23 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Wanda Jackson  This Gun Don't Care   Options Capitol    0:31:27 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Bobby Wright  Upstairs In The Bedroom   Options Decca  The ultimate "sick hick" disc of all-time!  0:33:55 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Harold Zahner  Shake Baby Shake   Options Smith  The latest SpazzCo discovery!  0:47:56 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Bobby Jenkins  If You Ain't Gonna Take It Off (Don't Tease Me)   Options Confederate    0:49:47 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Jim Nesbitt  Tiger In My Tank   Options Chart    0:52:01 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Vancie Flowers  Six Days A Waitin'   Options Pike    0:56:57 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Red Sovine  Losing My Grip   Options Rik  Another top-shelf sick hick disc!  0:58:57 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Lamplighters  Ride, Jockey, Ride   Options Federal  R 'n B smut!!  1:05:15 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Mr Sad Head  Butcher Boy   Options RCA Victor    1:08:20 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Big Jay McNeely  All That Wine Is Gone   Options Imperial    1:10:52 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Chocolateers  Bartender's Blues   Options Parrot    1:14:38 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Little Walter  Oh Baby   Options Checker    1:18:08 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Little Donna Hightower  I Ain't In The Mood   Options Decca    1:21:56 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Lorenzo Holden  Whipped Cream   Options Mambo    1:25:01 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Individuals  7 Potato Mash   Options Rendezvous    1:35:49 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Drag Kings  Midnight Drag Of Paul Revere   Options Wayne Way    1:38:08 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Johnny Jones  Run Rabbit Run   Options Rik    1:38:53 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Little Billy Earl  Who's Baby Are You Baby   Options Goldband    1:41:59 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Oscar Martinez  Corpus Christi Rock   Options Impala    1:44:14 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Rocky & The Border Kings  Michoacan   Options Epic    1:46:56 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Mac Rebbenack and Band  Sahara   Options Ace    1:49:34 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Bobby Marchan  Behind The Iron Curtain   Options Ace    1:54:27 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Lee Dorsey  So Long   Options Amy    1:55:03 (MP3 | Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

  1:02pm Andres:

I didn’t turn the radio dial soon enough. Ahhhhhhh!!!!!
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:03pm DjLorraine:

! Hi Rex and friends. He spreads the grease and not the grief from 1-3
  🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:03pm Bruce S.:

Hey Rex, Hey All Welcome to the World of Hip
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:04pm DjLorraine:

and occasionally hips
  🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:05pm Bruce S.:

good one DJ Lorraine
  1:06pm Don F.:

Moving mountains of grease shlock and bop - thank heavens and earth it's Rex time!
  1:06pm Andres:

Atomic level instro!
  1:07pm The Butterman:

I’m hoping for some imbecilic, no-brow, slop, shock, and schlock, and stuff. Is this the right place for that sorta stuff?
  1:09pm Cosmic Caveman:

Hi Rex!
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:10pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

I kin FEEL it comin' thru the raydeeuh.
  1:11pm Don F.:

Thank heavens and earth - it's Rex!
  🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:11pm Bruce S.:

yeah peter gunn twist allright
  1:11pm egould:

Excuse me, sir. But I seem to have misplaced by brow.
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:12pm Handy Haversack:

Rex! Fools! I have checked with the dog, and it is indeed Saturday. I hope the Slumpin' Corner is open.
  1:12pm Andres:

This Peter Gunn has wiped the brow clear off my face!
  1:12pm Cosmic Caveman:

Butterman It sure is, and expect on having a wingding.
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:13pm dave wuz here:

franks and beans, a can of schlitz and tho
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:13pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...please update your NoBrowser...
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:13pm luka:

more spooky organ. we demand it.
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:13pm Handy Haversack:

Top of the show reminder that here's the GoFundMe for DJ Bryce, who is definitely a radio thing! Let's unstomp the mudhole in his backside!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:14pm prof.fuzz:

Greetings Fools and Parasites!
  1:15pm Andres:

Don’t tell me you don’t say Momma along with Rex.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:17pm Little Danny:

hey rex hey friends
  1:17pm egould:

I thought it was gonna the Dave the Spazz calling, trying to break his latest act.
  🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:18pm Bruce S.:

I thought so too egould
  1:18pm Toothgrinder Tom:

I thought he was swing ‘Mama.’
  1:18pm Toothgrinder Tom:

  1:19pm Don F.:

@Andres - b4 "momma" it was "Dig em" but I guess the frog from the sugar cereal didn't dig it.
  1:19pm Toothgrinder Tom:

Next it will be ‘diggerido’
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:19pm Little Danny:

Wow, love this!
  1:21pm Andres:

Don F.: That frog and Sugar Bear will come and break your legs if you mess with their I.P.
  1:22pm Don F.:

@andres - yeah. Media studies taught me that.
  1:24pm Cosmic Caveman:

Just got that last bit after hearing it 1000 times, she says,"Let it go at that."
  1:24pm Andres:

Hey, LD! Adding to your must find list?
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:25pm DjLorraine:

Do not grab the kicks of the Rockefeller Center dancers.
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:26pm Handy Haversack:

They'll Rockette you to Russia, DjLorraine!

OK, one more chore ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:27pm Greg from ZONE 5:

Afternoon, Rex & Fools!
  1:27pm The Butterman:

Yeah, Cosmic Caveman!
  1:28pm egould:

Heavy “The Wanderer” vibe.
Avatar 🌮 1:28pm Don Gorden:

Yo Rex, Ask google, my morals have no zippers and it will say the line in the voice of the phone Bahaha, Maama!!
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:28pm Stillwell Coney Islander:

Hi Rex!
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:30pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...& then there's diggeriedon't
...for people who just don't care for Australia...
Avatar 1:30pm kyle a.:

reporting for duty
Avatar 🌮 1:31pm Mailman Tom:

Haven't heard from the Mosleys in a while!
  🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:32pm Bruce S.:

I wish my name was Bruce Fortune
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:32pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Authentic hillbilly expose
...with a soundtrack by FrijidPink...
  1:33pm RevPhil:

Did I just hear the riff from Del Shannon "Runaway" on that Hayden Thompson recording?
  1:33pm Kev Cos:

Rex, You've got such a hilarious sense of humor, BRO!
Thanks! Kev Cos
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:34pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

KuntryFuzz is now my favorite new Genre...
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:36pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...well, alongside SickHicks...
  1:37pm egould:

You could just get a divorce. Murder is never the answer.
  1:37pm The Butterman:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:37pm Little Danny:

holy crap this song!
  🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:37pm Bruce S.:

they don't stand for cheatin down south
  1:39pm Don F.:

I think it's time for an 'it's a gas' knockoff!
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:39pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...too many guns isn't the problem
...it's the lack of extensive quality relationship counseling in our great nation's most rural municipalities...
  🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:41pm Bruce S.:

you said it Rev Rab!
Avatar 🌮 1:41pm Creature Boy:

Is presently Mr Beef adjacent
  1:42pm egould:

Bad marriage, sure. But no one got murdered!
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:44pm DjLorraine:

Midnight blue?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:44pm Sweet Corn Lizzie:

Listening to Rex on our way to visit Aunt Gayle and Penny and John!
  🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:44pm Bruce S.:

this would make a great Movie of the Week
  🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:45pm Bruce S.:

I think the great John Alton shot the Big Combo
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:46pm DjLorraine:

: D
  1:46pm Heaventown:

What was her name again?
  1:46pm Cosmic Caveman:

Blue panties and pink hair, yowza!
  1:46pm egould:

Don’t open that package. Soak it in kerosene! Neutralize the bomb!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:46pm Greg from ZONE 5:

Oh God. Spazz.
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:46pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...a colorful career...
  Swag For Life Member 1:46pm tadpoles:

There's a picture of her sitting on a red Morris Mini Minor! Mr Bean's car.
  1:47pm Listener Bop Monroe:

greetings from cloudy Tannersville Mr R.

omg her eyes open up!!! i'm a-scared...
  1:47pm johnk77:

big combo included w/freevee
on amazon prime
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:48pm yerfriendpaul:

Ha ha, tremendous!
  1:49pm egould:

That walking bass is drunk and stumbling.
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:49pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...it's only Bass ...just stay on the root note & keep the beat
...okay - how about some of that sometimes ??
Harold should Produce for TheShaggs...
  1:50pm Andres:

Porto- jangle. Dig it.
  🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:50pm Bruce S.:

sounds like everyones drunk on this
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:51pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Better Than TheShaggs™️
  1:51pm Don F.:

@tadpoles - she's getting away from the rat b*std husband driving 3 wheel reliant regal.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:51pm Little Danny:

that was exceptional
  1:51pm egould:

Makes Thunder Road look like an ice cream social.
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 1:52pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...to be fair, I've played bad Bass myself ...but it was someone else's...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:57pm Kotzwinkled:

first ponies race poppin now. GO DOPPLEGANGER GO!
  1:59pm egould:

@RR63 we’ve all played bad bass. It’s because the drummer couldn’t keep a steady beat.
  1:59pm Cosmic Caveman:

Reckon Pat Hightower specializes in beehive hair-dos?
Avatar 🌮 1:59pm Mailman Tom:

Down by Alligator Creek!
  2:00pm Cosmic Caveman:

prit near= almost
  2:03pm egould:

Had a little psychotic break there, eh guy?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:03pm prof.fuzz:

is radio alive?
is there any radio?
  2:04pm egould:

Very zen.
Avatar 🌮 2:05pm Hubig Pie:

Got here just in time for M O M M A !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:07pm Kotzwinkled:

a commenter on the Michael Shelley show told me to bet Barber Road for a muddy track. plenty of worse places to get pony tips than WFMU!
  2:07pm BH:

not a lot of mint julep records out there?
  2:07pm Cosmic Caveman:

His fodder was a mudder
Avatar 🌮 2:07pm Kitschy Mama:

Lamplighters nailed so many songs
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:07pm Greg from ZONE 5:

What I like about this song is that there is only one way that it can be construed.
  🌮 Swag For Life Member 2:09pm Bruce S.:

You know I've never had a Mint Julip and I've never worn a White Suit
  2:10pm Cosmic Caveman:

Lost $20 on The Derby, for years lost $2,000 trying to win it back.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:10pm drr:

Drink a glass of bourbon and brush your teeth at the same time, get that Derby feeling.
Avatar 🌮 2:11pm Hubig Pie:

I lost 50 dollars in the cigarette machine.
Mint Julep - glass fulla bourbon with crushed ice and a sprig o' mint.
  2:11pm egould:

I’m starting my “Southern Swing” for work next weekend. A week in Memphis, TN and then mosey on down to Gulfport, MS the following week.

I find these hillbilly ballads and r-n-b tunes helpful for blending in with the locals. Thanks, Rex!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:11pm Kotzwinkled:

Highly recommend watching Chris McMillian Mint Julep tutorial, replete with recitation. www.youtube.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:12pm Greg from ZONE 5:

  2:13pm Andres:

Wholesomeness is not a quality I look for in a wine. Also, would be difficult to pair with a meal.
  2:15pm Bill C:

Hello Rex. Enjoying the show. Westfield is cold, wet and windy today but the heat is coming from the radio.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:16pm GR60:

I love Rocket Wine. Non-vintage of course.
  2:17pm egould:

Roma Rocket wine= PGA, Karo syrup, grape Kool-ade powder.
  2:19pm Don F.:

Commercial for Roma from Casey Casem - "Keep your mouth on the bottle, but keep reachin' for top shelf"
Avatar 🌮 2:20pm Hubig Pie:

A Jack D. Ripper = PGA and rain water
  2:21pm Wakmeplant Wetsocks:

Thank God (DJ Fool's Paradise with Rex) for playing Little Walter. Nope, not a mustache, that’s my low-brow.
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 2:21pm Stillwell Coney Islander:

Oh man, Little Walter, my man !!
  2:21pm egould:

@Hubig 👍🇺🇸
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 2:23pm Stillwell Coney Islander:

That was righteous, Rex
  🌮 Swag For Life Member 2:23pm Bruce S.:

brefess lunch and dinim
  2:26pm Cosmic Caveman:

1025 W 63rd St, on my way. In Manhattan right?
Avatar 2:26pm wolfette:

I Aint in the mood! This is spectacular
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 2:26pm Handy Haversack:

One of my Derby memories was going to Belmont for a close friend's bachelor party. Because of its being his bachelor party, the train was not in fact about to leave as he screamed at a few of us that we were about to be left behind. All unknowing, we figured climbing the fence to the tracks was the only way we were going to get the train. At the very top, my boot slipped, and I ended up hanging by the flesh of my right hand from the top of the fence. I managed to free myself, fall back down, start running to the stairs to catch the train, dumping handfuls of blood as I run.

I make the stairs and pass an extremely well dressed older fellow laboring up them. I race past him, stop, come back down, ask if he's like some help up. "Son," he says, "I don't think I'm the one who needs help here." I run on. Make the train before it leaves! Because it doesn't leave for another 15 minutes. Enough time for Dr. Future Brother-in-Law to look at my hand, tell me I hadn't done serious damage, but to get to the hospital for stitches right away.

So already soberer than everyone else since I was trying to make sure my friend and all had a good time, I head from Penn. Sta. to the ER at St. Vincent's. When they hear the story, they give me my 19 stitches in a hurry and send me off. (I cry only when told that my softball season is definitely over.)

So I catch up with the party two hours after leaving them, with only scattered bottles of vodka, urns of schmaltz, and half a potato pancake left on the table of Sammy's Rumanian Steakhouse. Everyone is LOADED. I eventually manage to herd them all out, get the bachelor home (and out of a potted plant), and collapse into a booth at a quiet Village bar for a left-hand pint with two of my friends.

Which is when I learn that the horse I keyed my bets around for the Derby and who made me $200 by placing had had to be killed on the track.

Home. Bed.
  2:27pm Wakmeplant Wetsocks:

Dem bisskits flotsum in buttur iz gooods any ole' times
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:28pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I think you know what they say, Handy. Never get off the boat.
  2:29pm Andres:

Oof. What was the name of the poor beast, Handy?
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 2:30pm Handy Haversack:

Never get out of the boat, Ken! When will I learn?!

Andres: Eight Belles. A filly.
  🌮 Swag For Life Member 2:30pm Bruce S.:

Handy wonderful story especialy "son I don't think I'm the one who needs help here"
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 2:31pm Handy Haversack:

I hung on with racing another couple of years, but a lot of the thrill died with that horse. Finally, I could not deny the inherent cruelty of the sport anymore. Gave up going to the track, betting, alls of it.

Yeah, Bruce S., that guy was great! Dignity to spare!
  2:34pm Cosmic Caveman:

Damn Handy, just wow! And right, bull fighting too.
  🌮 Swag For Life Member 2:34pm Bruce S.:

the begining of girl can't help it is classic
  2:35pm egould:

Nice story Handy. You lived to tell the tale.

I was at a bachelor party in Las Vegas in October 1999. We were wasted and decided to cross Interstate 15 to get the Stratosphere for all you can eat shrimp brunch. We all played live action Frogger to cross that freeway. Didn’t lose a man. Scaled a 12 foot chain link fence I did fall down a big hill and got pretty scraped up. But alcohol.
  2:35pm Don F.:

How about Scotty Beckett v. Dicky Moore?
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 2:36pm Handy Haversack:

egould: The cause of -- and solution to! -- all of life's problems!
  2:37pm egould:

Chicken pickin’ guitar!
  🌮 Swag For Life Member 2:37pm Bruce S.:

I wish there was a venue that featured only bands that did rock and roll covers, that would be so great
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 2:39pm Handy Haversack:

Just a reminder to please help out WFMU DJ Bryce if you can:


Heal fast, Bryce! We're running out of blenders without you -- we keep putting them in even bigger blenders!
  2:39pm Cosmic Caveman:

Well, gotta go work on my rocket ship with my club.

Thanks Rex!! Cheers all
Avatar 🌮 2:40pm Mister Dobalina:

M O m M A !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:42pm drr:

Bruce S: sounds like the old Rodeo Bar
  2:43pm Cosmic Caveman:

Thanks Handy, didn't know, poor Bryce is pretty banged up.
  2:43pm egould:

Dave Lubner. What a mensch.
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 2:43pm Handy Haversack:

You got it, Cosmic Caveman! It's really heartening to see the FMU fam dish out the support!
  🌮 Swag For Life Member 2:45pm Bruce S.:

@drr Went to the Lone Star a few times but never been to the Rodeo what was that like?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:46pm drr:

Bruce: expensive.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:50pm Greg from ZONE 5:

Detecting notes of Minutemen on this one
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 2:50pm JG:

  2:50pm SeanG:

Avatar 🌮 2:54pm Mailman Tom:

Rolling Rock
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:55pm drr:

Bruce S: actually it was fine. Saw a few good bands there. the programming leaned towards rockabilly/roots rock. Silly decor, like the bar was in a horse trailer.
  🌮 Swag For Life Member 2:56pm Bruce S.:

well if you want to have a blast you've got to spend some cash
  2:56pm egould:

Thanx Rex!
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 2:57pm radioronan:

Thanks Rex..until next time!
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 2:57pm yerfriendpaul:

Thank you Rex! Great show as always!
  2:57pm The Butterman:

Hi marks, Rex.
  🌮 Swag For Life Member 2:57pm Bruce S.:

Thanks Rex,great one today,as always
  2:57pm Don F.:

There's another great show for ya! Thx Rex Lee Dorsey Ernie K. Doe Wolfman et al!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:57pm Little Danny:

thanks rex! always so much fun
  🌮 Swag For Life Member 2:58pm Bruce S.:

great weekend everyone, get better Bryce
  2:58pm Wakmeplant Wetsocks:

Really looking forward to the archive to catch the first couple of greasy spinning vinal slop that was slung before I got splattered.
Avatar 🌮 Swag For Life Member 2:58pm Stillwell Coney Islander:

Thanks Rex! Lee Dorsey, yes ❤️
  2:59pm P-90:

Mucho apreciado, Rex
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