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A pennant-winning battery of songland. Ongoing feature: Single File, a half-hour of randomly selected small records with big holes.

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Options October 31, 2010: FREEFORM: Senza Senseless

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New
Jean Goldkette & His Orchestra  Sunday   Options 1926  RCA-Victor  1968  LP  From 1926   
The Paul Whiteman Orchestra  My Pet   Options Bix 'n' Bing  ASV Living Era  1981  LP  With the Rhythm Boys (Al Rinker, Harry Barris, and Bing Crosby) on vocals; from 1928   
Beatrice Lillie  Baby Doesn't Know   Options   Victor  1934  78     
The Bluebirds  Let's Misbehave   Options Harry Reser, Banjo Virtuoso  Broadway Intermission  1984  LP  With Tom Stacks on vocal; from 1928   
The Charleston Chasers  Turn On the Heat   Options The Charleston Chasers  ASV Living Era  1999  CD  With Eva Taylor on vocal; from 1929   
Ruth Etting  Build a Little Home   Options Encores  Take Two  1981  LP  From 1933   
Bobby Bare Jr.  Rock and Roll Halloween   Options A Storm - A Tree - My Mother's Head  Thirty Tigers  2010  CD    *  
Chip Taylor and Carrie Rodriguez  Don't Speak in English   Options The New Bye & Bye  Train Wreck  2010  CD    *  
Rob Dunsford  Two Girls   Options Riding the Range: The Songs of Townes Van Zandt  Righteous Psalm  2010  CD    *  
George Stavis  My Favorite Things   Options Labyrinths  Vanguard  1969  MP3     
Chieko Mori  Spiral Wave   Options IMPREC200  Important  2010  CD     
The Darlenes  (I'm Afraid) You'll Hurt Me   Options Califia - The Songs of Lee Hazlewood  Ace  2010  CD  From 1963  *  
Gregory Isaacs  Mr. Cop   Options Punky Reggae Party: New Wave Jamaica 1975-1980  Trojan  2002  CD  From 1977   
Gregory Isaacs  Soon Forward (and Version)   Options Sly and Robbie Present Gregory Isaacs  RAS  1988  LP  From 1978   
Gregory Isaacs  My Number One   Options The Best of Gregory Isaacs, Volume 1  Heartbeat  1999  CD     
Gregory Isaacs  The Front Door   Options Gregory Isaacs Live  Mango  1984  LP  Live in London 1982   
Gregory Isaacs  Get Ready   Options Mr. Isaacs  Blood and Fire  2001  LP  From 1978   
Gregory Isaacs  Promised Land   Options Jamaican Superstars Box Set  Trojan  1999  CD  From 1974 or so   
The Love Unlimited Orchestra  Theme from King Kong (Pt. I)   Options   20th Century  1976  45     
James Carr  These Ain't Raindrops   Options   Gold Wax  1968  45     
The Tremeloes  Instant Whip   Options   CBS  1969  45     
Equipe 84  Senza Senso   Options   Ariston  1973  45  Pretty creepy at 33 r.p.m., no?   
Sunny  Doctor's Orders   Options   Epic  1974  45  MONO version (somehow appropriate!)   
Yachts  Now I'm Spoken For   Options   Radarscope  1979  45     
Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers  Roadrunner (Thrice)   Options   Beserkely  1977  45     
Equipe 84  Senza Senso   Options   Ariston  1973  45  At "correct" speed!   
Sandro Brugnolini  Megattera   Options Flipper Psychout: Original Italian Library Music From The Vaults Of Flipper  Vampi Soul  2010  CD    *  
KISS  Almost Human   Options Love Gun  Casablanca  1997  CD  OK, one more Halloween song... (from 1977)   
Lesley Gore  Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap   Options When Pigs Fly: Songs You Never Thought You'd Hear  Xemu  2002  CD     
Y Pants  That's the Way Boys Are   Options Y Pants  Periodic Document  1998  CD  From 1982   
Dissassembler  Ants   Options Newcastle Sampler  Bastard Loud  1996  MP3  OK, MORE Halloween music...   
Bruce Haack  Man Kind   Options Farad  Stones Throw  2010  CD  Originally on "Haackula," 1978  *  
Novos Baianos  Tinindo Trincando   Options Acabou Chorare  Som Livre  1984  LP  From 1972   
Caetano, Bethânia, Gal e Gil  Esotérico   Options Doces Bárbaros  Philips (Brazil)  1976  MP3     
Gilberto Gil  Máquina de Ritmo   Options Outros (Doces) Bárbaros  Conspiração Filmes  2002  DVD  Watch it here. Check out Caetano's dance!   
Marcia Castro and Tom Zé  Filho de Pato   Options Estudando a Bossa: Nordeste Plaza  Luaka Bop  2010  CD    *  

Listener comments!

  Sun. 10/31/10 12:11am mb:

  Sun. 10/31/10 12:12am bill the free form wanna be gimp motherfucker:

hey there
  Sun. 10/31/10 12:13am Joe McG:

Hey mb! Welcome, Bill! What's shakin'?
  Sun. 10/31/10 12:13am bill the free form wanna be gimp motherfucker:

just listening to fmu and free jazz records at the same time
  Sun. 10/31/10 12:15am Looms:

Nice sounds. Saying hello (it's been a while) before going to bed.
  Sun. 10/31/10 12:16am Sue:

Hola Joe!
  Sun. 10/31/10 12:18am Joe McG:

Hey, Bill, sounds like a pretty FMU idea to me. Hey, Looms! Nice to see you on the night shift. Hola hula, Sue Sue!
  Sun. 10/31/10 12:21am Looms:

That's because time change has just happened here. See you, have a good one y'all!
  Sun. 10/31/10 12:22am Joe McG:

Have a good change, Looms!
  Sun. 10/31/10 12:49am MS:

Saturday, November 13th, 11am - 1pm: Chip Taylor on WFMU!
  Sun. 10/31/10 12:51am Joe McG:

You took the words right out of my mouth, MS! I'm going to talk about that on the next mic break. Very excited for it!
  Sun. 10/31/10 1:15am coalhard:

i'm having a spicoli moment--i'm late for class-(but have been listening)--joe must be a teacher or professor--he has that quality!!
  Sun. 10/31/10 1:15am Matt from Springfield:

Hi Joe! Great tribute to Gregory Isaacs, I'm impressed so many DJs have honored him the past week.
  Sun. 10/31/10 1:17am crapped-in speed fart:

getting all niced up with gregory-seen!
  Sun. 10/31/10 1:18am Joe McG:

Hey, coalhard and Matt! Hey CISF! Dig the Gregory audience singing his song for him! (All ladies!)
  Sun. 10/31/10 1:23am Matt from Springfield:

I was in DC for most of today--I was at the Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert rally, and stuck around to see the musical "Hair"!

(Do you have any "Hair" songs sitting around tonight? Preferably one of the more obscure ones like "Manchester England" or "What a piece of work is man"?
  Sun. 10/31/10 1:25am Joe McG:

How was the rally? Was it fun? (I can bring my copy of "Don Kirschner Cuts Hair" next week if you like!)
  Sun. 10/31/10 1:26am coalhard:

i watched that rally on internet---WOW--had great time--thank you for attending everyone!!
  Sun. 10/31/10 1:28am Matt from Springfield:

It was very fun, in fact unless you were pretty close to stage it was hard to make out parts of the content, but it was essentially a carnival for smart people! We had awesome and funny signs, chatted amongst ourselves, it was great! I'll just have to look on the Internet to see what exactly I was at!
  Sun. 10/31/10 1:31am Matt from Springfield:

@Joe: I know the Cowsills did a full length version of "Hair" besides the single you usually hear; I finally got to see that performed on stage (the one that begins "She asks me why / I'm just a hairy guy").
  Sun. 10/31/10 1:34am Joe McG:

Oh yeah, the Cowsills actually had their biggest hit with that song, which was ironic since they were so clean cut. I love those guys.
  Sun. 10/31/10 1:36am crapped-in speed fart:

this is the first time i've tuned in on a saturday night and i must say it's making me feel a whole lot better about staying in...
one thing though-can you make the math question a little easier.
  Sun. 10/31/10 1:37am Matt from Springfield:

Have you heard the Cowsills radio ad for Milk? Bob Brainen put that on his DJ premium this year.

Is this the theme to the '76 remake of "King Kong"? Wow, Dino de Laurentiis, robotic Kong AND Disco! I can't understand why that film hasn't stood the test of time!
  Sun. 10/31/10 1:37am coalhard:

joe done opened up a can of worms--made me think of THE MONKEYS
  Sun. 10/31/10 1:39am Matt from Springfield:

@speed fart: Frequently the number adds up to 666, particularly on Brian Turner's show (in my experience). Perhaps each DJ should establish a number theme, and every problem is answered by that number!
  Sun. 10/31/10 1:39am Joe McG:

I can't control the math thing, CSF, sorry! Bob is the greatest, Matt. Yep, it's the theme to THAT "King Kong."
  Sun. 10/31/10 1:40am coalhard:

  Sun. 10/31/10 1:42am Joe McG:

Love them, too!
  Sun. 10/31/10 1:44am coalhard:

was not a request--was just a burp in evolutionary tree on a limb of wfmu tree
  Sun. 10/31/10 1:46am Joe McG:

I'll probably play this record later at the right speed since it's so cool, but I wanted to hear it this way first...
  Sun. 10/31/10 1:47am D. Blumin:

This solo is kickin no matter what speed you put it thru, McGasko!
  Sun. 10/31/10 1:47am crapped-in speed fart:

@ matt...why am i not so surprised by that...?
especially on this particular day..
  Sun. 10/31/10 1:48am Matt from Springfield:

What?! I had no idea this was a wrong speed! This is great 70s prog rock whenever and whatever it was recorded as! BUZZKILL!
  Sun. 10/31/10 1:49am Matt from Springfield:

@CISF: Woooowowoowooooo! Halloweeeeeen! Zombies and vampires!
  Sun. 10/31/10 1:53am Matt from Springfield:

After someone commented they used to play the "10th Avenue Freeze Out" single at 33 speed and say it was "an old Stax record", I tried that--I like it! "Dancing In The Dark" is likewise great at 33!
  Sun. 10/31/10 1:53am coalhard:

did you know if you hold your tounge and say WFMU--makes cool zombie sound
  Sun. 10/31/10 1:54am Joe McG:

Ha ha ha! I like "Sign O the Times" at 33. Haven't played it yet, though. Maybe next week. I'll have to try the Springer tunes.
  Sun. 10/31/10 2:02am Sue:

***Happy Halloween!!!***
  Sun. 10/31/10 2:08am Matt from Springfield:

Great spot on CO--don't keep generators or any internal combustion engine under any shelter which you live! My parents keep a generator outside by the A/C, and before that in a shed which no one ever occupies.
  Sun. 10/31/10 2:09am crapped-in speed fart:

white lines is really good at 33,but i guess it makes it a bit more angel dust-y
  Sun. 10/31/10 2:09am Joe McG:

Now that's proper generator etiquette, Matt! Well done to your folks!
  Sun. 10/31/10 2:12am Matt from Springfield:

@CISF: Grandmaster Mel's "White Lines"? It's already kind of slow and bass-heavy. I guess even more so, and scary, slowed down.
@Joe: Glad you're spreading the word!
At regular speed, this is like half World Music, half Prog.
  Sun. 10/31/10 2:15am Joe McG:

Thanks, Matt, that record is great at any speed!
  Sun. 10/31/10 2:18am crapped-in speed fart:

yes matt.extremely sinister..
  Sun. 10/31/10 2:19am Matt from Springfield:

Whoa, getting into Golden Throats Territory here! (I like!)
  Sun. 10/31/10 2:19am Joe McG:

Mos def!
  Sun. 10/31/10 2:20am steveroo:

enjoying the show over at vancouver islandm while shan'king out a copy of santa clause for a jack o lantern .
  Sun. 10/31/10 2:22am Joe McG:

Hey, Steveroo! Shank out a hunk for me.
  Sun. 10/31/10 2:23am steveroo:

you eat the innards too?

thanks for the screaming i need more spooky music
  Sun. 10/31/10 2:24am coalhard:

i put a speedo on my pumpkin
  Sun. 10/31/10 2:25am steveroo:

ha ha what color?
  Sun. 10/31/10 2:27am Sue:

woo hoo! bloody fist!!!
  Sun. 10/31/10 2:29am coalhard:

  Sun. 10/31/10 2:29am steveroo:

sounds like bruno's dream in the triplets of belleville
  Sun. 10/31/10 2:31am steveroo:

lol did you carve the pumpkin to make arachnophobia crotch and legs?
  Sun. 10/31/10 2:34am coalhard:

  Sun. 10/31/10 2:37am Sue:

yay! daniel!
  Sun. 10/31/10 2:38am steveroo:

after you dig out the guts you can make a flesh light with the goop
  Sun. 10/31/10 2:43am steveroo:

sounds so sparkly
  Sun. 10/31/10 2:43am Matt from Springfield:

(lighter) More Munchkin dirges slash spaceship teleportation!
  Sun. 10/31/10 2:48am coalhard:

i've enjoyed stickin my tounge in the "GOOP" tonite--even made a little ear wax in the process!!!
  Sun. 10/31/10 2:49am joe d.:

jealous over this record mcg... great show gentlemen
  Sun. 10/31/10 2:50am Joe McG:

Thanks, Joe D.!
  Sun. 10/31/10 2:58am Matt from Springfield:

So danco samba! I blame the nice conclusion on the Bossa Nova!
Great show Joe! Have a good night everyone!
  Tue. 11/2/10 3:25pm Rob Dunsford:

Hi Joe - thanks very much for playing "Two Girls" the other night. I must confess I only found you because I was doing some ego-surfing. If you'd like me to send you another CD with some of my own material on I'd be only too happy to oblige. Just email me a postal address. Cheers! Rob
  Wed. 12/8/10 1:29pm Sue:

in case you're interested, i noticed you hadn't filled in the album yet for the Disassembler track. it should be off of the "Various - Newcastle Sampler" compilation album: http://www.discogs.com/Various-Newcastle-Sampler/master/103686
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