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Artist Song Album Label Comments Approx. start time
Chico Hamilton Quintet  Strange   Options With Strings Attached  Warner Brothers    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
KPM Library  Main Street   Options Archvies 1: Light Activity  KPM    0:03:07 (Pop‑up)
Stravinsky  Pas-de-deus, from Agon   Options The Composer Vol IV  Music Masters/BMG    0:04:50 (Pop‑up)
The Men of Vision  Colours   Options Super Sounds of Bosworth (various artists)  Trunk    0:07:30 (Pop‑up)
Judy Collins  Tom Thumb's Blues   Options In My Life  Elektra    0:10:46 (Pop‑up)
The Books  The Story of Hip-Hop   Options The Way Out  Temporary Residence    0:15:52 (Pop‑up)
LCD Soundsystem  Home   Options This Is Happening  DFA    0:20:21 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Serengeti Stroke   Options Party Keller Vol. 2 (various artists)  Compact Medien    0:27:54 (Pop‑up)
Ray Charles  Then We'll Be Home   Options Renaissance  Crossover    0:31:41 (Pop‑up)
Raymond Scott  Huckleberry Duck   Options This Time With Strings  Basta    0:35:48 (Pop‑up)
People Like Us  Happy Lost Songs   Options Welcome Abroad  Illegal Art  release forthcoming. in the meantime, stream it here  0:38:32 (Pop‑up)
Michael Hurley/The Unholy Modal Rounders/ Jeffrey Frederick & The Clamtones  Country Bump   Options Have Moicy!  Rounder    0:41:49 (Pop‑up)
Esther Phillips with Beck  Caravan   Options For All We Know  Kudu    0:44:25 (Pop‑up)
Andrea Echeverri  Quedate   Options Andrea Echeverri  Nacional    0:48:54 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Michael Small 
Stepford Wives, main title   Options DVD soundtrack  Palomar Pictures    0:51:53 (Pop‑up)
So Much Face  In My Room   Options In My Room  self-released    0:54:44 (Pop‑up)
The Association  Enter The Young   Options And Then Along Came The Association  Valiant    0:59:14 (Pop‑up)
Dizzy Spells Martian  It Happened   Options Mouse Bodies  Robots, Please! Music    1:01:59 (Pop‑up)
Wanda Phipps, M. Doughty & Jonathan Maron  Marching to Euphoria   Options State of the Union (various artists)  zOaR    1:02:42 (Pop‑up)
Rasputina  Rock and Roll   Options The Lost and Found, 2nd Edition  Instinct    1:03:46 (Pop‑up)
Tricky  I Sing For You (featuring Cath Coffey)   Options Nearly God  Durban Poison/Island    1:07:11 (Pop‑up)
Pip Proud  De Da De Dum   Options Eagle Wise (originally Adrenaline and Richard)  Half a Cow    1:12:09 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Obeng Ungu & Jalan Buntu with Group 
Menyelam Pakai Pipa Udara   Options 1951: Sumatran Ladies Wearing Hats Outlawed by Government  Hot Air    1:14:37 (Pop‑up)
Duke Ellington  Caravan   Options 78  Columbia  found here  1:17:40 (Pop‑up)
Yi Ru  Life and Pursuit   Options Black Plastic Singing Flats    found here  1:20:22 (Pop‑up)
Nick Lowe  Cracking Up   Options Labour of Lust  Columbia    1:23:17 (Pop‑up)
Bonzo Dog Band  Hunting Tigers Out in India   Options Tadpoles  Liberty    1:26:07 (Pop‑up)
Essential Logic  World Friction   Options Fanfare in the Garden  Kill Rock Stars    1:29:12 (Pop‑up)
Slide Hampton Octet  Obsession, from The Cloister   Options Slide!  Fresh Sound    1:32:42 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Tony Iglio 
Velvet   Options Drug Store    found here, via this Mining the Audio Motherlode post  1:36:51 (Pop‑up)
Roddie Joy  Come Back Baby   Options 7-inch single  Red Bird    1:40:27 (Pop‑up)
Rokhausen  Since I Decided to Go   Options Motown Meltdown Vol. 2 (various artists)  Gigante Sound    1:42:47 (Pop‑up)
Bugs Bunny  "Be it ever so crumbly, there's no place like Rome"   Options Upswept Hare  WB Cartoon    1:45:07 (Pop‑up)
People Like Us  Wonderful Wonderful   Options Welcome Abroad  Illegal Art  forthcoming!  1:45:57 (Pop‑up)
Phosphorescent  The Mermaid Parade   Options Here's to Taking It Easy  Dead Oceans    1:51:59 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Luiz Bonfa 
Moon River   Options Plays Great Songs  Dot    1:56:23 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

  9:00am Vicki:

  9:01am Alf from Upstate:

That's what I'm talking about! Yahooee Cholly.
  9:01am charlie:

  9:02am charlie:

i'm eating oatmeal with beans, and drinking coffee. oh, and updating the playlist, ya
  9:02am Gary Mitchell:

my new theme music
  9:04am charlie:

Your new theme music is "Strange"
  9:06am Vicki:

"With Strings Detached" would be a good title for a record
  9:07am Drummer Some:

Definitely an oatmeal kinda morning here in the Boig.Yesterday we had a blizzard with snowflakes the size of dinner plates. Almost.
  9:07am annie:

yowza yowza yowza!
  9:09am charlie:

it's a quiet kinda yowza so far (and somewhat detached), but sure to pick up soon
  9:09am Gary Mitchell:

what a segue
  9:12am Michael:

Can I squeeze in here? Howdy Charlie!
  9:13am charlie:

you can still find a seat, Michael, hi
  9:13am annie:

nice to hear ms collins's voice
  9:14am ndbob:

Hello Charlie and everyone!
  9:14am charlie:

art song version of bob dylan
  9:15am charlie:

hi Bob, up early
  9:15am Gary Mitchell:

amazing version
  9:16am charlie:

arranged by Joshua Rifkin, who was responsible for the resurgence of interest in Scott Joplin in the late 60s
  9:17am ndbob:

Yep - first Judy Collins LP I bought
  9:21am listener james from westwood:

morning charlie, and hey hey, all!
  9:22am charlie:

morning, james
  9:26am Parq:

LCD's last waltz sounds like a great show, but I am *so* done with going to MS Garden for music events.
  9:28am charlie:

haven't been there in ages! maybe saw prince there, like 20 years ago...
  9:29am Drummer Some:

There was a piece on LCDS on the back page of the NYT magazine this weekend: http://tinyurl.com/4h7gho7
  9:31am ndbob:

Hello Doug - Thanks for some more great Audio Motherlode posts!
  9:33am charlie:

I play some tracks later in the show that I found through some of those Motherlode posts.
  9:34am Drummer Some:

Hello ndbob:
It's my pleasure! Just like sitting cozy here at home with a steaming cup of Charlie.
  9:34am Gary Mitchell:

nice stuff from brother ray
  9:37am ndbob:

I'm doing the same - looking out the window at the huge piles of snow that are still around.
  9:38am charlie:

this could be your new theme song too
  9:38am charlie:

there could be a foot of snow here tonight/tomorrow! ugh!
  9:39am annie:

crap, i forgot i had to go work at the cafe.. bummer. see ya!
  9:39am ndbob:

Yep I saw that - we might have a substantial storm over the weekend.
  9:40am charlie:

the cafe's gain is our loss, annie
  9:41am Vicki:

was ist das
  9:41am Gary Mitchell:

Taconic Mountain High
  9:42am Alf from Upstate:

People Like Us = PLU perfect.
  9:42am Laura L:

Snow for April Fool's day, it just makes sense.
  9:43am ndbob:

Ah a song from Have Moicy! I think?
  9:44am ndbob:

Great album with a great cover.
  9:44am charlie:

  9:50am charlie:

The new People Like Us CD won't be officially released for a couple of months, I believe...
  9:50am seang:

Viva Colombia
  9:52am don:

ey there charlie.
ya, man!
  9:52am charlie:

indded, seang
  9:54am Vicki:

and missing being away, sigh
  9:55am charlie:

you're always missing being away!
  10:00am Vicki:

I'm just missing, ha ha
  10:01am charlie:

I'm always somewhere else
  10:04am charlie:

marching to euphoria
  10:04am Vicki:

I'm just entering phone numbers into my tracfone, HA HA
  10:06am ndbob:

Haven't heard Rasputina for a long time.
  10:06am charlie:

no, really? does that thing work there?
  10:07am charlie:

been a long time?
  10:09am ndbob:

I bought a couple of their CD's when they came out but haven't heard them in years.
  10:11am charlie:

transylvanian concubine is my fave rasputina tune
  10:20am listener james from westwood:

mmm ... caravan. always reminds me of an episode of fmu's long-ago cocktail hour program, in which the dj played alternating versions of caravan and misirlou thru the whole hour.
  10:21am ndbob:

Ah a link to that great 78 site.
  10:22am charlie:

Yes, for all who haven't visited that 78 site (linked to with Caravan) -- it's great! Thousands of great 78s!
  10:25am charlie:

james, one could play an hour of "caravan" every week for months on end with no repeats!
  10:27am ndbob:

There actually is a show that's doing a series of three one hour Caravan specials with that in mind.
  10:28am Drummer Some:

Steinski has a collection of Caravan covers numbering in the hundreds.
  10:28am charlie:

get on the "caravan" bandwagon!
  10:38am Jon:

I fell off the bandwagon
  10:39am Vicki:

no the tracfone doesn't work here
  10:40am charlie:

might as well be ready, though...
  10:41am ndbob:

And it's posted every Wednesday on the WFMU blog.
  10:41am charlie:

yes, thanks, bob -- because we all need more mp3s...
  10:41am Gary Mitchell:

red bird wall of sound!
  10:42am Drummer Some:

That Tony Iglo is here:
  10:43am charlie:

thanks, doug
i love these red bird records! so spare, yet so full
  10:44am ndbob:

I once tried to collect all the Red Bird 45's, but I gave up.
  10:46am Vicki:

ha ha
  10:46am charlie:

making a run of red bird!
  10:46am listener james from westwood:

ah, warner bros. preserver of the great american songbook (with some slight lyrical deviations)
  10:47am 1MT:

what's a wabbit doing in my bathroom?
  10:47am listener james from westwood:

a question i ask myself every morning ... damn you bourbon!
  10:48am charlie:

shut that door! do you want me to freeze to death?!
  10:50am don:

beautiful, vicki
  10:50am Laura L:

Diese PLU Lied ist aber wunderbar!
  10:50am Gary Mitchell:

love that "son son" sample (from which movie) earlier in this PLU mix & the Humperdinck, too
  10:51am Vicki:

it's Ennio Morricone - Sean Sean... Sean Sean...
  10:52am charlie:

love this bob dylan sample
  10:55am Gary Mitchell:

yeah yeah from "Duck you Sucker" - great mix there, V!
  10:55am Drummer Some:

Fantastic selection, Charlie! All hail the iconic Amanda.
  10:56am ndbob:

Great show as always Charlie!
  10:56am charlie:

Amanda Nazario debut-ing on Give the Drummer Radio, Weds, April 27, noon to 2pm
  10:59am charlie:

Thanks Bob! Thanks everyone for hanging out with me here at home today. Make sure you lay in supplies for the big storm.
  11:00am Gary Mitchell:

motown meltdown made my day
  11:03am charlie:

yeah, more samples than you can shake a stick at! glad you enjoyed it. bye, all...
  11:03am Vicki:

thankee Charlie
  12:19pm Amanda:

Charlie! You are the greatest. Thank you so much; what a thrill it is to share these webwaves with you...
  12:26pm charlie:

Thanks Amanda! Looking forward to your shows. Would have announced it but recorded my mic breaks before I knew Doug would announce it formally.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm Doug S.:

You are listening to a rebroadcast of this show, but I have made commenting LIVE for today. Please feel free to jibber jabber!
  12:10pm Cos:

Gonna get some jibber...and some jab...
And some reezenfratzin..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:14pm Doug S.:

I'm so sorry, but reezenfratzinin' is expressly forbidden.
  12:42pm ?:

The comment board is confusing since it's live.
  12:44pm Matt from Springfield:

It is confusing, but it's also fun to be doing the Time Warp like this!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:45pm Doug S.:

Hey, ?, this is your one chance to go back in time! Say something really crazy now in the past and see if it completely messes up your life in the future.
  12:46pm Matt from Springfield:

Funny how the Nazario Scenario hadn't debuted on GTDR yet. So I'm going to make a prediction-with-hindsight and say that Amanda's show will meet and exceed expectations!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:48pm Doug S.:

Hello Matt from Springfield. If you missed the original broadcast, listening now is like cheating death. (Of course, death is a regular listener, so this could get awkward.)
  12:48pm northguineahills:

Whoops, ? was me.
  12:50pm Matt from Springfield:

Hey Doug!
I hadn't heard of Busy Doing Nothing at the time, so like BAR-NONE and the Pets.com puppet, everyone deserves a second chance! (It's not cheating death, unless you get caught. So cover your tracks...)
  12:51pm Harold Camping:

You got about seven weeks you fools and sinners! The spirit and the certainty are with me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:54pm Doug S.:

Greetings Harold. If Charlie were here with us in the past on not ahead in the future present, I'm sure he'd be thrilled you're here, er, there.
  1:00pm kat330:

Doug, Matt,, NGH -- fancy see you guys here in the past!
  1:02pm Matt from Springfield:

"Out Of The Blue (And Into The Young)"

Hey kat! Isn't it cool how WFMU not only has Archives to listen to the shows you missed, but now has time-traveling comment boards to live comment on shows you missed as well! :)
  1:04pm kat330:

Charlie's alert this morning said nothing about a live comments list -- I suppose this is Doug's surprise :). Just thought I'd check out the old playlist and voila! My favorite mensch, drummer and NGH dweller! :)
  1:06pm Matt from Springfield:

Rasputina! This is an awesome cover!
(To keep the Alliteration Train, er, Alliteration Airplane going, perhaps "Neighbor NGH"?)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:07pm Doug S.:

The cosmos owed me a favor, so I chose this time-traveling comments board. Should I have gone for the Lottery??
  1:08pm kat330:

With the track a couple back, My Favorite Martian could be added.
  1:08pm kat330:

With us on board, Doug, it's just like you've won the lottery. ;)
  1:09pm Coffee Cola:

Greetings future people dwelling in the past.
note for the future me: don't get that pastrami sandwich, you will immediately regret it.
  1:10pm kat330:

I was busy watching Helen Mirren's "Tempest" when something compelled me to check out "Busy" -- guess it was that cosmos you spoke of.
  1:10pm Carpenters:

It's, like, yesterday, once more, like.
  1:11pm kat330:

Interesting that in last week's comments here, I mentioned that I'd lost my past tense and asked help in finding it. And alakazzam (sp?), here I am.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:13pm Doug S.:

The thing is, the past ain't like it used to be.
  1:14pm still b/p:

I'm having chili à la kazzam for lunch right now.
  1:14pm kat330:

I'll still have to go back in the past to hear the first hour -- aw, my sweet Judy blue eyes, Mr. Charles and PLU.... later. I see Caravan upcoming and noted the previous comments about tons of covers. Wonder how "Harlem Nocturne" would fare in total covers. Love them both (minor keys, bocoors).
  1:15pm kat330:

Chili a la kazzam will go very nice with Caravan, s/bp -- and hi there!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:18pm Doug S.:

If Charlie only knew the true extent of his power.
  1:18pm kat330:

Isabelle MARTIN and CATH Coffey -- feel like Charlie's nodding toward back there in the past before he knew I existed. :0

Oooooh....cranking up the volume....cold chills...
  1:23pm still b/p:

Hullo, kat.
Time travel beats the hell out of me. I'm afraid to ask how I look, 'cuz you'll all just lie to me like the guys in solitary in Papillon.
  1:26pm kat330:

From where I sit, you *still* look just fine.

Sweet & Lowe -- ol' saint Nick.
  1:27pm Matt from Springfield:

Pith! Uncivilised, ill-mannered tigers!

Go Bonzo!
  1:28pm Wildcats:

It's in our nature -- whaddaya expect?!
  1:30pm Wildcats:

I say, instead of hunting tigers, kill rock stars!
  1:30pm Coffee Cola:

You fool! You're messing with the space time continuum!
  1:30pm Matt from Springfield:

Does Charlie (or any other DJ) use this "World Friction" as bed music? Sounds familiar.
  1:33pm kat330:

I can't say yea or nay, Matt.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:35pm Doug S.:

A quick deployment of the WFMU searchinator reveals no other uses of World Friction as a music bed.
  1:35pm kat330:

Oh, cool, another PLU is coming up. I either heard this on a more recent Busy program or when I went to Vicki's soundcloud site. S'wonderful as I recall.
  1:38pm Matt from Springfield:

Hmmm, thanks for lookin'. It does sound quite familiar though. It might be an "unpublished" bed. If I recognize that tune, I'll be sure to scream it on that comment board so others can spot it.
  1:41pm Matt from Springfield:

Wow, the Bonzo Dog song was a 30s cover! They cover silly old songs well; "When Yuba Plays The Rumba On The Tuba" is another example of a song that fits them so well, yet was a cover from the 30s! (It was by Herman Hupfeld, writer of "As Time Goes By" among many others).
  1:43pm kat330:

Ooh, and Bugs upcoming, too. :)
  1:45pm Matt from Springfield:

Motown Meltdown! Ha HA!
Followed immediately by Bugs, good fun!
  1:46pm kat330:

Love it if Van Morrison was coming up. So weird no one else stood up for Van on Irwin's list. Yet when I made a simple comment that I don't care for Rod Stewart, I was piled on. Is a lot like HS as someone pointed out somewhere here at some time or other.
  1:46pm Nero:

Oh, lambent flame
Oh, force divine
Oh, omnivorous power:
  1:48pm kat330:

@Nero: Oh, fiddle-dee-dee!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:48pm Doug S.:

Two more "great" radio shows are coming at you on the stream tomorrow. Give the Drummer Some (9am-noon) and Steinski's A Rough Mix (noon-1pm).

Coming up immediately following Charlie's wunnerful rebroadcast, the stream has queued up these fine artists:

The Travel Agency
Tenores Di Bitti Remunnu
The Gaturs
Marvin Holmes & the Uptights
Pahari Sanyal
Jimmie Noone
Cannonball Adderley
Kenny Graham & His Satellites
Montella Swing
Los Zafiros
Max Weinstein
Dave Bartholomew
The Hawks
Sun City Girls
Smokey and His Sister
Segun Bucknor
Mariem Hassan
Gene Sisco
Ted Gossett's Band
Roy Clark
and more
and more
and eternally more...
  1:49pm Matt from Springfield:

Nice selections from Vicki today!
  1:50pm kat330:

Hey, Gene Sisco -- local-to-me dude!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:51pm Doug S.:

Careful observers will notice that I just inserted Sun City Girls and Smokey and His Sister to the rundown. I missed them.
  1:53pm kat330:

I noticed some sort of hop. Figured it was the time machine nearing the station of the Present.
  1:53pm northguineahills:

Been watching Euro football, so, I wasn't on the comments board. I concur w/ Matt from Springfield, Vicki's pieces were pretty damn good fun.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:54pm Doug S.:

This is so sweet. Brother Charlie played this track in honor of Amanda joining Give the Drummer Radio. I'm tearing up.
  1:56pm Matt from Springfield:

Thanks for sending us into days of future past, Doug!
Have a great day to kat, NGH still b/p and Coffee Cola as well!
  1:57pm Matt from Springfield:

Please fasten your seatbelts and turn off all electronic devices. We about to be transported back to whatever present we hail from.

We will begin slowly, starting now, so that none of you get the bends coming back up.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:57pm Doug S.:

See all y'all tomorrow morning at 9am. I'll bring the fuzzy slippers if you bring the chocolate milk.
  1:57pm kat330:

NGH, check out Vick on SoundCloudi: "Wandering" "The Look" "What Will I Do" and the Jim and Julie duet were my faves. [you can check out kat330's silliness on SC, too :)]
  1:58pm kat330:

G'day Matt, Doug, NGH, SB/P and anyone lurking!
  1:59pm Matt from Springfield:

Fuzzy slippers wishes and chocolate milk dreams to all!
  2:00pm kat330:

Bye, Charlie, and thanks!
  2:00pm kat330:

I'll do my level best to be there with bells on, Doug!
  2:01pm northguineahills:

Will do Kar. I also have a lot of People Like Us stuff.
  2:02pm northguineahills:

Kar=Kat, darn clumsy fingers.
  4:01pm kat330:

NGH, de nada! However, my 1:50 comment above, I conflated Dick Sisto w/ Gene Sisko. Apologies to both and all....sigh.
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