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Options June 20, 2010: FREEFORM: It's Nice to Say Hello

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Paula and Carole  The Magic Garden Song, The Open Window Song, The Hello Song, Don't You Push Me Down, Nature's Toys   Options Paula and Carole in the Magic Garden  CAP  1978  LP      0:00:00 ()
The 5th Dimension  The Magic Garden   Options   Soul City  1968  45      0:10:01 ()
String Driven Thing  Magic Garden   Options String Driven Thing  Concord  1970  MP3  Recorded in 1968    0:12:40 ()
Bill Fay  Garden Song   Options Nice: An Anthology of Peter Eden Productions  Tenth Planet  1999  MP3  unreleased acetate version    0:15:47 ()
The Mamas and the Papas  Safe in My Garden   Options The Papas and the Mamas  Dunhill-abc  1968  LP      0:18:32 ()
Minnie Riperton  Come to My Garden   Options Come to My Garden  AIM  1996  CD  From 1969    0:23:03 ()
                0:34:42 ()
Chin Chin  Room of Sadness   Options Sound of the Westway  Mississippi  2010  CD  From 1985  *   0:33:45 ()
Mechanical Servants  Problem, What Problem?   Options Lost Girls 1977-82  No Label  2010  Cassette  From 1980  *   0:36:38 ()
Wire  TV   Options 1976 Demo  No Label  2010  LP    *   0:40:37 ()
DEVO  Enough Said   Options New Traditionalists  Warner Brothers  2010  CD  From 1981  *   0:43:29 ()
DEVO  Sumthin'   Options Something for Everybody  Warner Brothers  2010  CD    *   0:45:58 ()
Ronnie "Rocket" Urini  Sail, Ship...   Options Neonbeats: Austrian New Wave and Postpunk  Klang Galerie  2010  CD  From 1983  *   0:49:09 ()
Brian Eno and the Winkies  I'll Come Running   Options The BBC Sessions 1974-1976  No Label  2010  CD-R    *   0:52:00 ()
 
Jarvis St. Revue  Mr. Oil Man   Options Shadows of Your Mind: Best of Void Records Vol. 1  Void  ?  CD  From 1970    1:02:30 ()
Yama and the Karma Dusters  Wouldn't It Be Funny   Options Up from the Sewers  Lion  2010  CD  From 1970  *   1:14:30 ()
Mi Generacion  Toma tu parte de felicidad   Options   Wah Wah  2010  45  From 1971  *   1:18:27 ()
Necromandus  Homicidal Psychopath   Options Orexis of Death & Live  Rise Above Relics  2010  CD  From 1973  *   1:21:11 ()
 
The Undertones  Here Comes the Summer   Options   Sire  1979  45      1:29:19 ()
Carl Wayne  Hi Summer   Options   Weekend  1977  45      1:30:44 ()
The Last  Every Summer Day   Options   Bomp!  1979  45      1:34:14 ()
The "B" Girls  Fun at the Beach   Options   Bomp!  1979  45      1:37:31 ()
The Sugar Canyon  On a Summer Night   Options   Buddah  1968  45      1:39:26 ()
Bobby Goldsboro  Summer (The First Time)   Options   United Artists  1973  45  "mono" version    1:42:16 ()
Edison Lighthouse  It's Gonna Be a Lonely Summer   Options   Bell  1970  45      1:46:49 ()
Sugar Bears  Some Kind of Summer   Options   Big Tree  1972  45      1:49:29 ()
Bill Hemmans and Clays Composite  Summertime Pt. I   Options   SSS International  1970  45      1:52:48 ()
 
Gene Autry  That Silver Haired Daddy of Mine   Options The Gene Autry Collection  Rhino  1997  CD  From 1932    2:05:03 ()
Cliff Carlisle  Dear Old Daddy   Options A Country Legacy 1930-1939  JSP  2004  CD  From 1931    2:06:48 ()
Hank Williams  My Son Calls Another Man Daddy   Options The Complete Hank Williams  Mercury Nashville  1998  CD  From 1949    2:09:45 ()
Jimmie Rodgers  Daddy and Home   Options The Singing Brakeman  IMC  2000  CD  From 1928    2:11:50 ()
Johnny Cash  Snow in His Hair   Options The Gospel Collection  Columbia Legacy  1992  CD  From 1959    2:14:47 ()
Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner  Mommie, Ain't That Daddy   Options Shit Happens!  Bear Family  2007  CD  From 1970    2:17:05 ()
Merle Haggard  I'm Still Your Daddy   Options If I Could Only Fly  Anti  2000  CD      2:20:15 ()
 
Ian Dury and the Blockheads  My Old Man   Options New Boots and Panties!!  Fuel  2005  CD  From 1977    2:29:05 ()
The Black Keys  Too Afraid to Love You   Options Brothers  Nonesuch  2010  CD    *   2:31:40 ()
Sam and Dave  Just Me   Options Hold On, I'm Comin'  Atlantic  ?  CD  From 1966    2:35:48 ()
The Rolling Stones  Loving Cup   Options Exile on Main St.  Universal Republic  2010  CD  alternate take  *   2:38:13 ()
R.E.O. Speedwagon  Dead at Last   Options R.E.O. Speedwagon  Epic  1971  LP      2:43:31 ()
Arthur Russell  Come to Life   Options   Terrible  2010  45    *   2:53:04 ()

Listener comments!

  Sun. 6/20/10 12:06am minnesota jeff:

Ahoy!
  Sun. 6/20/10 12:07am Sue:

oh my god the magic garden!!! i used to listen to this over and over when i was little!!! and i have this on dvd now! joe, you're completely insane
  Sun. 6/20/10 12:08am Joe M.:

Hey, Jeff! A-hoy to you, too! Hey, Sue! Are you mentioned in this list of names??? I hope all of you are listening, especially Ziggy.
  Sun. 6/20/10 12:08am Sue:

i'm sure darlene is out there... hey they said susan!!!
  Sun. 6/20/10 12:09am Seamus:

What? No Seamus?
  Sun. 6/20/10 12:10am Joe M.:

Ha ha--it was filmed in New York, you'd think they would have a Seamus!
  Sun. 6/20/10 12:10am minnesota jeff:

Seamus is a common NY name?
  Sun. 6/20/10 12:11am Joe M.:

Well, probably used to be, if not now!
  Sun. 6/20/10 12:11am Seamus:

I did hear Jim in there twice, which technically works. idk Jeff? I'm from Michigan
  Sun. 6/20/10 12:12am minnesota jeff:

I work with a Seamus, but its not his real name. He's from Ireland.
  Sun. 6/20/10 12:13am Seamus:

Is his name James?
  Sun. 6/20/10 12:13am minnesota jeff:

Ehhhhh, yeah. Thats odd, how would you know that?
  Sun. 6/20/10 12:14am Anonymous in Essex Co.:

Good God, that Paula and Carole thing just about put me into diabetic shock!! Are you trying to play the exact opposite of Prof. Dum Dum's metal to sweep the orcs and Swedish trolls outta the timeslot?! :)
  Sun. 6/20/10 12:14am Seamus:

Seamus is Gaelic for James
  Sun. 6/20/10 12:15am minnesota jeff:

Heh, ok thats less strange. He's never gave me that answer, just sort of said its what his family always called him.
  Sun. 6/20/10 12:17am Seamus:

James, Seamus, Diego, Thiago, Joaquim, and Jacques are all forms of Jacob
  Sun. 6/20/10 12:18am minnesota jeff:

The WFMU comments section is always a wealth of information!
  Sun. 6/20/10 12:25am listener james from westwood:

Did someone call me?
  Sun. 6/20/10 12:27am minnesota jeff:

They were looking for James from Eastwood.
  Sun. 6/20/10 12:28am listener james from westwood:

James Eastwood's doing films now, but you can prob. get him thru his Twitter.
  Sun. 6/20/10 12:38am minnesota jeff:

I wish James Eastwood the best in his filmatic endeavors.
  Sun. 6/20/10 12:42am minnesota jeff:

This is a new Cassette, Joe?
  Sun. 6/20/10 12:43am Joe M.:

Yep, Jeff--I don't know who's responsible for it since it's just a homemade job, but it's got interesting stuff on it.
  Sun. 6/20/10 12:45am 3:

and thats a magic number
  Sun. 6/20/10 1:03am minnesota jeff:

Sounds of Westwing?
  Sun. 6/20/10 1:05am Rebecca in Hoboken:

Hi Joe! It's great that you're on when I'm still up.
  Sun. 6/20/10 1:05am Joe M.:

I think Martin Sheen is in there somewhere...
  Sun. 6/20/10 1:07am Joe M.:

Hey, Rebecca! It feels really weird so far! I hope I calm down soon. I feel like a puppy on a short leash.
  Sun. 6/20/10 1:08am 3:

unleash thyself, puppy!
  Sun. 6/20/10 1:09am minnesota jeff:

Joe, would you be the kind of a guy who would play a Who song at a request? If so, the song "Sister Disco" off of "Who are You" would be fantastic!
  Sun. 6/20/10 1:11am Joe M.:

I might play a request, Jeff, I might. I feel like I've played the Who pretty recently, though, so I might shy away..."How Many Friends" kills me.
  Sun. 6/20/10 1:13am minnesota jeff:

"How Many Friends" is heavy hitter for sure.
  Sun. 6/20/10 1:36am Chop Scott:

So great to hear you tonight, schedule shifting works in a better mind for a live listen!
  Sun. 6/20/10 1:39am Joe M.:

Thanks, Scott! I'm trying to get used to it. I feel really amped up--I'm so used to feeling so mellow! I hope this show doesn't sound like I need ritalin.
  Sun. 6/20/10 1:48am slugluv1313:

AAAGGGHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! this Bobby Goldsboro song!!!!!!!!! OUCH!!!!! one of THEE most *painful* songs that epitomized growing up in the 1970s!!!!!!!!!
  Sun. 6/20/10 1:48am Joe M.:

I LOOOOOOOVVVE this song, ha ha!
  Sun. 6/20/10 1:50am slugluv1313:

well . . . one of *those* songs that you "love" AND "hate" at the same time . . makes you wanna HURL but you just cannot STOP LISTENING!!!!!!!!
  Sun. 6/20/10 1:51am minnesota jeff:

That Bobby Goldsboro songs makes me glad I didn't grow up in the 1970's then!
  Sun. 6/20/10 1:51am Joe M.:

I recently bought the LP and was discouraged that there was nothing else on it quite as memorable.
  Sun. 6/20/10 1:57am slugluv1313:

minnesota jeff, you have not lived until you have heard Bobby Goldsboro's "Watching Scotty Grow" . . . and if i remember correctly, years later he was arrested for child molestation (or similar), i think in Florida?
  Sun. 6/20/10 2:08am minnesota jeff:

Hmm, I can't find much about it on Google.
  Sun. 6/20/10 2:22am 3:

: )
  Sun. 6/20/10 2:22am minnesota jeff:

The album is called "Shit Happens!"???
  Sun. 6/20/10 2:23am Joe M.:

Yeah, it really is! I think Bear Family's staff were in a salty mood that day. It's a great country comp, very much like the recent "Troubled Troubadours."
  Sun. 6/20/10 2:29am emma b:

hehehe.... That Jimmie rogers song ALWAYS makes me cry too joe!
  Sun. 6/20/10 2:30am emma b:

also, thanks for your awesome help with figuring out / tracking down my pledge. Enjoying the show!
  Sun. 6/20/10 2:32am Joe M.:

Thanks, Emma! Glad I'm not crying alone. Also glad I could help you with that pledge!
  Sun. 6/20/10 2:34am minnesota jeff:

I envision an elephant walking along to this song.
  Sun. 6/20/10 2:39am slugluv1313:

i could not find anything either but i did find *this* gem! enjoy -- ??!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYHEBa6Xx48
  Sun. 6/20/10 2:47am Joe M.:

Wow, what a fantastic clip! Thanks, slugluv!
  Sun. 6/20/10 2:53am slugluv1313:

you are so welcome!
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