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Playlist for 23 August 2012 Options | American Beauties and Cuties

Today, Wendy del Formaggio and I hang out together and play songs inspired by Drew Friedman's American Beauties & Cuties trading cards! Wendy also does a great radio show on WVEW. Thanks for dropping by, Wendy!

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Edna and Tim, two of Drew Friedman's American Beauties & Cuties!

Artist Song Album Label Comments Approx. start time
Jett Powers  Go Girl Go   Options Songs the Cramps Taught Us    inspired by...

June Christy with Stan Kenton  Shoo Fly Pie and Apple Pan Dowdy   Options and the Stan Kenton Orchestra  Collector's Choice 
0:02:16 (Pop‑up)
Butterscott  Francine   Options Throwing Meatloaf at the Sun  Rev-Ola 
0:04:52 (Pop‑up)
The Cheese Band  I Like Cheese   Options Party Fun With Recorders  Comfort Stand  free download here  0:08:07 (Pop‑up)
Leroy Anderson  The Typewriter   Options The Leroy Anderson Collection   
0:11:43 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Bunny Kick   Options Uh-oh!  Asphodel    0:13:22 (Pop‑up)
Pere Ubu  Story of My Life   Options Story of My Life  Imago 
0:23:19 (Pop‑up)
Elakelaiset  Humppaleka (Viva Las Vegas)   Options Humpan Kuninkaan Hovissa   
Larvis, aka "King"
0:27:22 (Pop‑up)
Brave Combo  Jimi Hendrix Polka (Purple Haze)   Options American Polka (va)  Trikont 
0:29:32 (Pop‑up)
Slim Gaillard  Serenade to a Poodle   Options Laughing in Rhythm - Best of Verve Years  Verve 
0:31:32 (Pop‑up)
Bugs Bunny  Such an interesting monster...   Options Water, Water Every Hare  Warner Bros. cartoon 
0:33:46 (Pop‑up)
1,000 Clowns  Favorite Things   Options Freelance Bubblehead  Elektra 
0:34:48 (Pop‑up)
Boruk Glasgow  Salad Freak   Options Blackhole Boogie  self-released 
0:38:42 (Pop‑up)
Ween  Pollo Asado   Options The Pod  Shimmy Disc 
0:40:18 (Pop‑up)
Abbey Lavine  Tahini Party   Options Links Outta Here (various artists)  General Sound Archive 
0:43:21 (Pop‑up)
Nihilist Spasm Band  Meateater (excerpt)   Options No Borders  No Music Festival    0:47:00 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Piero Umiliani 
Power Stations   Options The Man and the City  Right Tempo    0:48:01 (Pop‑up)
Robert Mitchum  Moma, Looka Boo Boo   Options Calypso Is Like So  Capitol  also inspired by Ed  0:58:54 (Pop‑up)
Carol Burnett  Saturday Morning Confusion   Options If I Could Write a Song  Columbia 
1:01:45 (Pop‑up)
Ramones  We're a Happy Family   Options Rocket to Russia  Sire 
1:04:41 (Pop‑up)
Frankie Laine  Swamp Girl   Options Sings His All-Time Favorites  Wing/Mercury 
1:07:44 (Pop‑up)
Frankie Laine  dialogue from   Options The Case of the Jaded Joker, a Perry Mason episode      1:10:45 (Pop‑up)
Peter Lind Hayes  Life Gets Tee-jus, Don't It?   Options    
1:11:25 (Pop‑up)
Blossom Dearie  Doop-Doo-De-Doop (A Doodlin' Song)   Options Once Upon a Summertime  Verve  also in honor of Brenda  1:14:31 (Pop‑up)
Perry Como  Round and Round   Options 7-inch single  RCA Victor 
1:17:06 (Pop‑up)
Towne Dandies  Haircuts Now!   Options My First Stampede  B2E 
1:20:03 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Michel Magne 
Melodie en sous-sol   Options Orchestral Party, Act 2 (various artists)  St-Germain des Pres/Desco    1:23:01 (Pop‑up)
Glen Campbell  I Love My Truck   Options 7-inch single  Mirage 
1:34:56 (Pop‑up)
Nancy Sinatra  I Move Around   Options Boots  Reprise 
1:37:37 (Pop‑up)
Bran Flakes  Fifty Four Fifty   Options I Have Hands  Illegal Art 
1:40:24 (Pop‑up)
Hoagy Carmichael  Hong Kong Blues   Options Ole Buttermilk Sky  Collector's Choice 
1:41:22 (Pop‑up)
Stark Effect  Bunnyrabbits, Satan, Cheese, and Milk   Options Mic In Track  Comfort Stand  also suggested by Ruth  1:43:57 (Pop‑up)
Ernie, with Clifford Kevin Clash  Put Down the Duckie   Options video  Sesame Street  also for Jimbo
Watch the video here!
1:46:17 (Pop‑up)
Dionne Warwick  Wives and Lovers   Options The Sensitive Sound Of Dionne Warwick  Scepter  also for Ruth  1:48:23 (Pop‑up)
Gen Ken Montgomery  Wake Up   Options Because Tomorrow Comes #1 (various artists)  Because Tomorrow Comes  also inspired by Colin  1:51:20 (Pop‑up)
Frogs  I Don't Care If You Disrespect Me (Just So You Love Me)   Options It's Only Right and Natural  Homestead 
1:52:37 (Pop‑up)
Takako Minekawa  Telstar   Options Cloudy Cloud Calculator  Emperor Norton 
1:54:16 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Takako Minekawa 
Telstar (Mark Borthwick & Trevor/Holland Remix)   Options Ximer …C.C.C. Remix  Emperor Norton     

Listener comments!

  11:47am Joe Franklin:

Top of the morning charles!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:50am charlie:

Hi Joe -- "It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice."
  11:50am Michael:

And Wendy too - !
  11:51am Joe Franklin:

Exactly right mr. lewis.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am charlie:

Hi Michael!
  12:00pm listener james from westwood:

edna and tim make such a nice couple.
good afternoon wendy and charlie!
  12:02pm Carmichael:

Hi Charlie. Hi everyone.
  12:04pm Perri:

Hello to Charlie and all the BuDoNo Bunch!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:11pm charlie:

Well hey there, LJfW, Carmichael and Perri!
  12:12pm still b/p:

I like that -- a troop of BuDoNos. No field studies allowed, though.

Halloo. I like some cheese, but not all.
  12:14pm Carmichael:

Ed Grimley used this song to practice playing his triangle.
  12:14pm Perri:

I hear "The Typewriter" in my head every time the dog goes on a chewing spree.
  12:16pm Carmichael:

Hi Wendy!
  12:18pm still b/p:

Oop! I'm sorry I said I don't like all cheese. Didn't mean to iss-day the eese-chay while endy-Way's in the ouse-hay.
  12:20pm a frustrated fly:

Shoofly pie (or shoo-fly pie or Montgomery pie) is a molasses pie considered traditional among the Pennsylvania Dutch and also known in Southern cooking.
The pie may get its name because the molasses attracts flies that must be "shooed" away.
  12:26pm Ike:

Hello youse guys!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:27pm charlie:

Carmichael -- Wendy says hi!
And by the way, why aren't those Ed Grimley shows available for rental or streaming, anywhere? That was such a great show!
  12:30pm Carmichael:

I'm in total agreeance, Charlie.
  12:34pm Joe Franklin:

Agree with you both on the Grimley show. Mental.

Did a complete SCTV rewatch a couple of years ago. That was a pretty awesome show for a while.
  12:35pm Michael:

damn auto name.

A fav Bugs cartoon!
  12:51pm Doug S.:

Hi Chazzy and Cheesy!
  12:56pm still b/p:

Candy looks a bit like young Capote.
  1:05pm northguineahills:

Eating chips w/ the guac I made last night (the missus taught me her recipe). Better watch out Doug, w/in a month or so, I'll be in competition w/ you once I tweek the recipe to my liking. ;)
  1:08pm Doug S.:

Oh no, my guac is award-winning-caliber stuff. In my own mind at least.
  1:10pm still b/p:

A "guac and awe" campaign.
  1:13pm northguineahills:

If I don't find a full-time job soon, you won't stand a chance. Honing my culinary skills is what I've been doing w/ my free time. Don't worry I still have ways to go make the recipe mine.
  1:15pm Michael:

Chaz looks like the Codger's brother. And Deb has a bit of a Lemmy facial thing going on.
  1:19pm still b/p:

Jason Robards also yells, "Everyone on stage for the Hawaiian number!" out that window.
  1:20pm Michael:

Another Perry tune:
  1:21pm Vicki:

enjoying the show :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:37pm charlie:

Hi Vicki, Still b/p ngh, all I've missed. Busy hangin' with Wendy!
  1:50pm Laura L:

Thanks, Charlie & Wendy--and Drew!
  1:50pm northguineahills:

Was that an owl playing the saxophone w/ Ernie, or is my memory really warped?
  1:53pm Doug S.:

Two more fine radio programs are all set to hit the streamwaves here tomorrow. At 9am (Eastern), it'll be your 3-hour edition of GIVE THE DRUMMER SOME. At noon, Steinski's back with another fabulous episode of A ROUGH MIX. (This show will be a fascinating audio investigation of Duke Ellington's chestnut "Caravan.") So


Immediately following the dynamic duo of Charlie 'n' Wendy, these absurdly talented creative individuals will reward your undivided attentions:

Cortijo y Su Conjunto
Smokey Hogg
L.C. Williams
Chris Farlowe
Rikki Ililonga & Musi-O-Tunya
Mike Page
Jean Shepard
Ferlin Huskey
The Downliners Sect
The Conquistadors
Celeste Hardy
Lou Donaldson
Jackson C. Frank
and more
and more
and eternally more...
  1:54pm Perri:

  1:57pm northguineahills:

Thanks Perri. That would have been around the time my younger bros. were watching Sesame Street. Somehow, it got implanted in my noggin.
  1:57pm Michael:

Thanks charlie and wendy - it was fun!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:58pm charlie:

See y'all next time!
  1:59pm northguineahills:

Much fun, Charlie & Wendy!
  1:59pm Perri:

Great fun, thank you!
  2:01pm listener james from westwood:

muchas gracias, folks!
  2:05pm Doug S.:

Your show is on Wendysdays!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:06pm charlie:

lol, Doug!
  9:26pm Katya Oddio:

Sorry I missed you folks! Looking forward to hearing the show on the road! Cheers to all!
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