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Artist Track Album / Format Label Year Comments Approx. start time
Hank Levine w/ Timothy Leary  Image, Part One / The Psychedelic Experience   Favoriting (CD-R) from the Brainen Archive   ABC  1961 / 1966    0:00:00 Pop-up)  
Elmer Bernstein  Theme from Robot Monster (In 3D)   Favoriting Monster Movie Music, Vol. 3 (CD-R) from the Brainen Archive   no label  1953    0:01:57 Pop-up)  
Pernice Brothers  There goes the Sun   Favoriting Discover A Lovelier You (CD) from the Brainen Archive   Ashmont  2005    0:07:54 Pop-up)  
Love  Stephanie Knows Who   Favoriting Da Capo (LP) from the Brainen Archive   Elektra   1967    0:11:25 Pop-up)  
Free Spirits  Don't Look Now (But Your Head Is Turned Around)   Favoriting Out of Sight and Sound (CD) from the Brainen Archive   Sunbeam  1967    0:13:48 Pop-up)  
Fats Navarro  Barry's Bop   Favoriting Goin' To Minton's (CD) from the Brainen Archive   Savoy  1947 / 1999    0:16:04 Pop-up)  
Buddy Collette  Jungle Pipes   Favoriting Man Of Many Parts (LP) from the Brainen Archive   Contemporary  1956    0:18:42 Pop-up)  
Applejacks  Rocka-Conga   Favoriting Cameo Parkway 1957-1967 (Boxed set) from the Brainen Archive   Cameo-Parkway  1958 / 2005  VAR  0:22:48 Pop-up)  
Henry Morrison & Group  Ain't I Right?   Favoriting Alan Lomax Southern Journey Vol. 13: Earliest Times-Georgia Sea Island Songs For Everyday from the Brainen Archive   Rounder  1959 / 1998  VAR  0:25:16 Pop-up)  
Mike Curb & The Waterfall  Crystal Ship   Favoriting The Doors Songbook (LP) from the Brainen Archive   Forward  1969    0:27:08 Pop-up)  
Music behind DJ:
Mike Curb & The Waterfall 
  The Doors Songbook   Forward      0:28:44 Pop-up)  
Richard Thompson  Roll Over Vaughn Williams   Favoriting Henry The Human Fly (LP) from the Brainen Archive   Reprise  1972  For Big Mike & Connie  0:42:56 Pop-up)  
Brave Old World  Borsht   Favoriting Beyond The Pale (CD)   Rounder  1994    0:46:59 Pop-up)  
Smokey Johnson  It Ain't My Fault   Favoriting It Ain't My Fault (45) from the Brainen Archive   Nola  1967  Co-written, produced and arranged by Wardell Quezerque - R.I.P.  0:50:27 Pop-up)  
Nancy Sinatra  Lightning's Girl   Favoriting (45) from the Brainen Archive   Reprise  1967    0:52:47 Pop-up)  
Bill Plummer & the Cosmic Brotherhood  Lady Friend   Favoriting Bill Plummer & the Cosmic Brotherhood (CD) * from the Brainen Archive   Impulse!  1968 / 2011    0:55:44 Pop-up)  
Music behind DJ:
Baroque Inevitable 
  Baroque Inevitable   Columbia      0:59:50 Pop-up)  
Sandy Denny  She Moves Through the Fair   Favoriting 19 Rupert St. (CD)   Witchwood media  1967 / 2011  Newly discovered and issued recordings!  1:12:06 Pop-up)  
Jefferson Airplane  D.C.B.A. - 25   Favoriting Surrealistic Pillow (CD) from the Brainen Archive   RCA  1967 / 2003    1:16:07 Pop-up)  
Utopia  There goes my Inspiration   Favoriting Utopia (CD) from the Brainen Archive   Network  1982 / 1989    1:18:57 Pop-up)  
NRBQ  Here I Am   Favoriting Keep This Love Goin' (CD) * from the Brainen Archive   Clang!  2011    1:22:26 Pop-up)  
David Greenberger With Jupiter Circle  Pivot   Favoriting Never Give Up Study (CD) * from the Brainen Archive   Pel Pel  2011    1:24:50 Pop-up)  
Beau Brummels  Tennessee Walker   Favoriting Beau Brummels (CD) from the Brainen Archive   Taxim  1975 / 1996    1:27:18 Pop-up)  
Music behind DJ:
  "Bob Brainen's Soul 'n RnB Instro cassette"   BarkCatBark      1:29:20 Pop-up)  
Juju  Nairobi / Chants   Favoriting A Message From Mosambique (LP) from the Brainen Archive   Strata East  1973    1:39:16 Pop-up)  
Norma Tanega  Walkin' My Cat Named Dog   Favoriting (45) from the Brainen Archive   New Voice  1966    1:45:50 Pop-up)  
Herbie Nichols  Dance of the Amoebas   Favoriting The Complete Blue Note Recordings (Boxed set) from the Brainen Archive   Blue Note  1955 / 1997    1:48:12 Pop-up)  
Music behind DJ:
  "Bob Brainen's Soul 'n RnB Instro cassette"   BarkCatBark      1:52:20 Pop-up)  
Red Prysock  Hand Clappin'   Favoriting (45) from the Brainen Archive   Mercury  1957    1:58:07 Pop-up)  

(* = new, from the Brainen Archive The marked selections are from the Brainen Archive.)

Listener comments!

  9:19am TomB:

2947! Those were the days.
  9:45am fred:

Good morning Bob
I finally listened to your premium this week, and I like it a lot. Thanks!
  9:47am Kent Torrington:

Groove on brother Bob! ( I wonder if Mike Curb ever had lunch with Jimbo??!!?)
  9:47am will:

Bob, Robot Monster is second only to Plan Nine From Outer Space (Ed Wood) and if you're a fan of worst-movies of all time, better add The Creeping Terror to that list. And there is a more recent movie that has been getting similar "acclaim" and when I finally saw it had to agree, "The Room" (2003) is right up there. Not a monster movie though.
  9:58am ?:

'teenagers from outer space' is pretty bad. the monster is just the shadow of a lobster.
  10:00am dale:

oops, that was my comment above. 'the giant gila monster ' sia good one. giant creature, nitro glycerine, teenagers in hot rods and a singing time out at the malt shop.
  10:02am p:

giant gila monster one of the best movies ever shown on mst 3000
  10:04am James in ATL:

Congratulations on 35 Years!
  10:06am dale:

'them' probably the best of the giant-creatures-due-to-man's-folly-of-nuclear-fallout genre.
  10:07am dale:

love to see a playlist from 35 years ago mr. deejay. how have your tastes evolved?
  10:10am p:

Didn't bob denver die about 5 years ago?
  10:12am TomB:

RIP Maynard G. Krebs, also reprised a similar role in Ride the Wild Surf under a name like Ho Daddy.
  10:12am p:

  10:17am dale:

wasn't he in how to stuff a wild bikini? i'm only half paying attention so i apologize if that was already said. the old kiev had decent borscht. never liked their kafka though, tasted like bulgar wheat and cigarette butts
  10:23am TomB:

@dale, you should have tried their kasha!
  10:29am Jack:

Utopia doesn't get the respect they deserve.
  10:30am RHenderson:

Good morning fr California, Bob. Your set is chock-a-block with good stuff today.

Robot Monster is one of those little marvels that define the Psychotronic ethos. The monster in question - a gorilla suit topped by a metal diving helmet - was portrayed by Ross Martin, later the sidekick on the Wild Wild West tv show.

If you haven't got it already, I can't help but think you'd enjoy Electric Eden, a lengthy monograph on the UK folk-into-rock scene by Rob Young, my first editor at The Wire. THe chapter on Nick Drake is the price of admission by itself.

The Utopia track is a potent reminder of how much Rundgren's singing changed in time between "Runt: The Ballad..." and the early '80s. To the latter period, all forte, all the time.
  10:32am dale:

@ tomb - d'oh! that's what i meant. having dinner with kafka after a night at the aztec lounge or pyramid would be interesting though
  10:35am Peter K.:

Bob Denver died in 2005. That's when his obituary ran in The New York Times (and many other places). That's when he died according to virtually every source online. Anyone who says he died just recently is wrong. Period.
  10:36am neil:

Hi Bob. I missed the Utopia track, but I saw Todd last night. He was amazing.
  10:37am Robert:

What did you think "the pivot" referred to? A basketball position?
  10:37am Peter K.:

  10:38am Robert:

It is funny how people seemed to have forgotten Bob Denver died, and it's news again.
  10:40am Robert:

I noticed in alt.fan.cecil-adams someone about a week ago dredged up a Bob Denver obit with the date stripped off. Another 5 years, they can do it again.
  10:49am p:

I just heard John Denver died, too!
  10:50am RHenderson:

"Walkin' My Cat..." Love this song. Norma, as you no doubt know, also wrote "Earthbound Gypsy," the source of a truly singular Dusty Springfield cover version.
  10:57am dale:

remember 'the good guys'?
  10:58am Harold:

still have my Good Guys buttons!
  10:58am Robert:

Well, if you listen to the context in the lyrics, it should be pretty obvious what "the pivot" refers to, but if you like basketball, I could see getting caught up in that. ;)
  10:58am Jack:

"My Mother The Car"
  10:59am RHenderson:

Happy 35th Bob! Here's to many more...
  11:00am Robert:

I have all sorts of misinterpret'ns of lyrics I've heard correctly but still misconstrued. Sometimes I prefer my misconstrual.
  11:00am p:

Least funny show ever: George Lopez
  11:02am Jack:

Can you still continue to comment after the show is over?
  11:09am fxo:

  12:26pm Jack:

apparently so...
  10:10am Jack:

And even a couple of weeks later...?
  9:01am Jack:

And now, almost a month later...?
  9:00am Jack:

  9:41am Jack:

Happy New Year!
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