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Playlist for 06 September 2012 Options | Check out time (for Hal David)

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Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine, in a scene from The Apartment,
the film on which the musical Promises, Promises was based.

Artist Song Album Label Comments Approx. start time
Burt and Hal
Damascus Musical Group  Nadia   Options Kanoun in the Night: Spectacular Rhythms    found here  0:00:22 (Pop‑up)
Susumu Yokota  King Dragonfly   Options Grinning Cat  Leaf    0:03:14 (Pop‑up)
Frosty & The Diamonds  Destination Mars   Options Beat Jazz: Pictures From The Gone World (various artists)      0:08:03 (Pop‑up)
Peter Thomas Sound Orchesra  Jupiter's Pop Music   Options Raumpatrouille (Space Patrol)      0:10:01 (Pop‑up)
Letta Mbulu  What's Wrong With Groovin'?   Options Ouelele: Another Collection of Modern Afro Rhythms (various artists)  Comet    0:13:24 (Pop‑up)
Dionne Warwicke  Check Out Time   Options Very Dionne  Scepter    0:16:14 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Piero Umiliani 
Produzione   Options Musica Elettronica Vol. 2  Easy Tempo    0:20:08 (Pop‑up)
Erik Friedlander  Promises, Promises   Options Great Jewish Music: Burt Bacharach (various artists)  Tzadik    0:24:55 (Pop‑up)
ZNR  Le Grande Compositeur Vu De Face   Options Barricade 3  ReR Megacorp    0:30:29 (Pop‑up)
Van Dyke Parks  Donovan's Colours   Options Song Cycle  Warner Bros.    0:33:37 (Pop‑up)
Hoven Droven  Norsken (The Norwegian)   Options Hippa  Northside    0:37:18 (Pop‑up)
Metá Metá  Umbigada   Options Metá Metá    free download here  0:40:32 (Pop‑up)
Curtis Mayfield  The Makings of You   Options Curtis  Curtom/Buddah    0:44:07 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Piero Umiliani 
Lady Magnolia   Options To-Day's Sound      0:47:43 (Pop‑up)
Go! Team  Friendship Update   Options Thunder, Lightning, Strike  Columbia    0:52:07 (Pop‑up)
Upsetters  Dollar in the Teeth   Options This Is Ska Too (various artists)  Music Club    0:55:57 (Pop‑up)
The Move  Beautiful Daughter   Options Shazam!  A&M    0:58:46 (Pop‑up)
Papas Fritas  Say Goodbye   Options Helioself  Minty Fresh    1:01:14 (Pop‑up)
Rossy  Ny Any   Options Madagasikara Two (various artists)  GlobeStyle    1:05:15 (Pop‑up)
James Gang  Collage   Options Yer' Album  Bluesway; ABC    1:09:47 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Rags to Rufus   Options Rags to Rufus  ABC    1:13:40 (Pop‑up)
The Dells  I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself   Options Sing Dionne Warwicke's Greatest Hits  Cadet    1:17:05 (Pop‑up)
Daniel Johnston  Love Wheel   Options Fun  Atlantic    1:22:52 (Pop‑up)
Beatles  For You Blue   Options Let It Be  Apple    1:25:37 (Pop‑up)
R. Stevie Moore  You Don't Have to Worry About My Love   Options Advanced    here  1:27:44 (Pop‑up)
Roger Nichols  Can I Go   Options Roger Nichols and the Small Circle of Friends  A&M    1:31:37 (Pop‑up)
Catherine Spaak  L'ora Dell'addio (Knowing When To Leave)   Options Mo' Plen Bacharach: The Burt Bacharach Italian Songbook  Irma    1:33:42 (Pop‑up)
Jerry Orbach  Promises, Promises   Options Broadway cast album  United Artists    1:35:57 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Shudder to Think 
pH Balanced   Options High Art (soundtrack)  Velvel    1:37:54 (Pop‑up)
Robert Maxwell  In a Sentimental Mood   Options Harp Magic  MGM    1:42:10 (Pop‑up)
Fred Lowery  Sleepy Lagoon   Options Walking Along Kicking The Leaves  Decca    1:44:34 (Pop‑up)
Bomis Prendin  Keep the Letters   Options Clear Memory      1:46:52 (Pop‑up)
Dif Juz  Re   Options Soundpool  4AD    1:51:05 (Pop‑up)
Stan Getz  Alfie   Options What the World Needs Now - Stan Getz Plays Bacharach and David  Verve    1:55:33 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Artie Schroeck Implosion 
Amy's Theme   Options A Spoonful of Lovin'  Verve    1:58:37 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

  11:29am Gary Mitchell:

What's it all about, Charlie?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:33am charlie:

Well, for openers, it's about half an hour to showtime!
  11:46am kat330:

Welcome back, Charlie! So glad to see you're honoring Mr. David. I'll be back a bit later, but listening from the get-go.
  11:46am Carmichael:

Hiya Charlie. I see Jack and Shirley have joined us, along with Hal and Burt. It'll be a swingin' hep event!
  11:46am Katya Oddio:

Ah man, Gary, now I have "Alfie" looping in the old noggin.
  11:48am Carmichael:

Katya, my cure for that symptom is to sing the Kinks' "Ape Man". Works every time.
  11:56am Perri:

Ears at the ready! Welcome back, and hello all...
  11:56am ndbob:

Heya Charlie and everyone!
  11:56am Katya Oddio:

Perri! Yay!
  11:57am Perri:

Kaytyaaaaaa! :-)
  11:58am Perri:

It's so exciting, I can't even spell Katya!
  12:00pm listener james from westwood:

good thursday all, and welcome back, charlie!
i've heard the "by mennen!" jingle is an effective earworm killer for some.
  12:02pm Katya Oddio:

Hey, all you smart people, ever figure a way to view the accuplaylist and comments without the white on black? Trying to work, and flipping back to this always trashes my eyes. Help please?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm charlie:

Greetings, all! I'll catch up in a few minutes. :)
  12:12pm Katya Oddio:

The kenzo scripts rewrite everything I try, javascript overrides are overwritten on every refresh.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:13pm charlie:

never thought about that black on white vs white on black issue, k.
  12:17pm Katya Oddio:

Browser solution: Firefox > Preferences > Content > Colors > uncheck Allow Sites to Choose Colors
  12:18pm Katya Oddio:

Gah! I love this Letta Mbulu song! First heard it in a DJ mix with no name. Thanks for that, Charlie!
  12:18pm Gary Mitchell:

  12:18pm jan:

Nothing wrong with groovin, and I'm doing it here while trying to do something.
  12:23pm ndbob:

Letta had a great 45 on Columbia
  12:24pm Webhamster Henry:

Nice reading, Charlie; Now cue up the Peter Sellers Beatle album!
  12:24pm kat330:

I think I remember correctly that Dionne added that "e" to Warwick when a numerologist suggested she should.
  12:25pm Katya Oddio:

The mix http://nevernotworking.org/archives/8
  12:25pm ndbob:

@kat yep
  12:26pm kat330:

[as opposed to the onomalogist on 7SD last eve]
  12:28pm kat330:

Thanks, Katya
@ndbob: Glad I can pull out and rely on an old file once in a blue moon, though that was last week.
  12:28pm Katya Oddio:

Beautiful treatment of this song [she was no less a nutter, though, kat! loved hearing her rattle on about the people ken's kids must be.]
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:29pm charlie:

Is that why she dropped the "e" again also?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:30pm charlie:

Hey, this is a nice crowd here. Do you all know each other? Don't forget to tip your waitress.
  12:30pm kat330:

She did? I did not know that. [tm Johnny Carson]
  12:32pm Doug S.:

I'm on lunch break from jury duty. Was interviewed for a medical malpractice case. No word yet whether I've been selected for the jury.
  12:32pm kat330:

So, Katya, you are a lurker! You should join in the comments fun on 7SD. For one thing, can't ever feel "guilty" going off-topic during the talk-show programming hours. :)
  12:33pm kat330:

Hey, Doug! Please let us know about tomorrow whenever you can?
  12:35pm Katya Oddio:

Good citizen, Doug
  12:35pm kat330:

I was called for jury duty here in Knob Knee last summer -- bad timing as I was named administrator for my dad's complicated estate matters -- but turned out my calls to find out if I had to show up always were negative.
  12:36pm Katya Oddio:

Sorry for your loss, kat
  12:37pm kat330:

Donovan's Colours? Like Mellow Yellow?
  12:37pm Doug S.:

I'll know by 4:30. (My argument to the court clerk that I need to serve the broadcast public didn't fly.)
  12:38pm kat330:

Thank you, Katya -- two years now, and three since my mother passed. Both had very long and rich lives.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:38pm charlie:

it's a cover of a donovan song called colours
  12:39pm ndbob:

from the "song Cycle" LP
  12:39pm kat330:

I know and cover "Colours" myself, and I wasn't picking up on that. Hm. My bad -- maybe.
  12:40pm ndbob:

Van Dyke's first and most interesting
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:43pm charlie:

It *is* a rather impressionistic arrangement, Kat330.
Bob -- Agreed. Discover America has some interesting moments too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:43pm charlie:

You are right, sir! [tm Ed McMahon]
  12:44pm Katya Oddio:

Metá Metá always welcome. Love that you love that album, too. Vive le Free Music Archive!
  12:44pm kat330:

Ah, that might explain it. The melody is very simple and rather pedestrian, so I can understand wanting to embellish it.
  12:46pm kat330:

Um, Charlie, taking a chance another old file of mind is right, McMahon famously said "you are *correct*, sir!" ndbob will be the arbiter. :)
  12:47pm ndbob:

  12:49pm kat330:

Nice dreamy groove going on here.
  12:57pm Katya Oddio:

The Go! Team really don't sound like a modern group here at all. Time travelling.
  1:07pm Katya Oddio:

Have to start a Charlie list. Hear things and think our Chuck might enjoy them, but then forget all by Thursday. D'oh.
  1:09pm Matt from Springfield:

Just lurking today, but wanted to send a quick shout out to Charlie and everyone here!
(So glad it wasn't all Dionne Warwick, like I thought when I saw the Hal David pic! :)
  1:11pm kat330:

@Matt: In fact, it was NO Dionne Warwick. There was a Warwicke track, however. :)

  1:13pm Matt from Springfield:

I've heard this "Collage" before, didn't know the James Gang did it.

Hiya kat! (Maybe charlie ate a potatoe for lunch ;)
  1:14pm kat330:

No, that was our very own, erm, Hoosier Quayle.
  1:15pm Other:

@Matt: perhaps you had Warwick Circle on your mind?
  1:20pm kat330:

This show's title pretty much answer's The Dells' question.
  1:23pm Katya Oddio:

Didn't know this Dells album existed. Adding to the bin hunt list.
  1:24pm kat330:

Great lead singer.
  1:28pm kat330:

My sweet George.
  1:33pm kat330:

Some seriously Moore beard there.
  1:33pm listener james from westwood:

always nice to hear r. stevie
been lurking mostly this show but digging what i've been hearing. improving the accuracy of my proofreading at least 25%.
  1:34pm Gary Mitchell:

roger nichols ..Yes!
  1:35pm kat330:

Next week, my turn to lurk. :)
  1:35pm northguineahills:

This Roger Nichols reminds me of the Free Design.
  1:37pm Gary Mitchell:

she spaaks pretty!
  1:37pm Webhamster Henry:

Charlie: my wife plays the intro to "Knowing When To Leave" over and over. I had it as a ringtone for a while.
"Knowing when to Put Down The Guns!"
  1:38pm Gary Mitchell:

the singing detective
  1:39pm kat330:

@Gary: That's more directly Michael Gambon.
  1:45pm Gary Mitchell:

didja ever see the dennis potter interview a couple of days before his demise - utterly amazing
  1:46pm kat330:

No, I didn't. Is it online? Loved that series.
  1:47pm ndbob:

I will check it out Gary.. ah Fred Lowery
  1:47pm Gary Mitchell:

it's gotta be online somewhere - he was partying to the very end
  1:47pm northguineahills:

Holy Crap, I have that Robert Maxwell LP (or at least one w/ that track). My easy listening selection isn't as robust as other genres.
  1:48pm Stanley:

More whistling on the radio - thats what we want.
  1:48pm kat330:

Heh! Talented whistler indeed.
  1:49pm Ricardo Montalban:

I do love the Fred Lowery stuff.
  1:49pm kat330:

@ngh: You need to boost it if only for the neighbor's cat's sake.
  1:51pm kat330:

Potter's last might be here:

and here:

  1:53pm Katya Oddio:

Fred Lowery at the archived Whistling Records site
  1:54pm ndbob:

ty kat and katya
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:54pm charlie:

When do I get to lurk?
  1:55pm Katya Oddio:

ngh: This will help you round it out very nicely!
  1:55pm northguineahills:

I'll probably only borrow the neighbor's cat in the near future if I need a mouser. Not necessarily to kill a mouse, but just to get the cat scent around the flat. It usually works.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:55pm charlie:

Oh, I guess I lurk through most of my own show :)
  1:55pm Katya Oddio:

Today, Charlie!
  1:56pm northguineahills:

Thanks, kat!
  1:57pm ndbob:

excellent show as always Charlie!
  1:57pm northguineahills:

Thanks for another great set, Charlie!
  1:57pm Katya Oddio:

chu betcha
  1:58pm kat330:

Ei kesta, all!

Thank you, Mr. Lewis, for a relaxing after lunch sonic cocktail! Have a good one, everyone!
  1:58pm Matt from Springfield:

Ahhh, Stan Getz, nice smooooth ending to a great show!
  1:59pm Katya Oddio:

And full circle to Gary Mitchell's opening comment
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:59pm charlie:

Hey all, thanks for making this a lovely party. Looking forward to checking out your comments later. Have a great week! :)
  1:59pm Matt from Springfield:

And hey, I didn't know that Dif Juz was 4AD--great label, check out Meghan's recent 4AD fest on Underwater Theme Park!
  2:00pm Laura L:

In the words of Wayne Newton, Danke schoen, Charlie.
  2:00pm Gary Mitchell:

it's just for the moment .. and what a great two hours to have lived
  2:01pm Matt from Springfield:

@kat: I guess you will be lurking next week, but at least you can have a sonic cocktail while doing it! :D

Thanks charlie!
Have a good day everyone!
  2:02pm Matt from Springfield:

You said it Gary!
  2:02pm Stanley:

@ Katya thanks great to see Betty Hutton at the end For more Betty check this http://tinyurl.com/dxk2x4z. Now i'm going to whistle my way to the shops for some food.
  2:03pm listener james from westwood:

always a pleasure, chaz!
  12:32pm earrie:

Rebroadcast show is a new one for me.
A fine looking studio guestroom. (and hm, what kind of mic is that?)
  12:46pm Erella inToronto:

Thank you Charlie for this loveliness.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:36pm Charlie:

Thanks, earrie & Erella...
That mic is an Audio Technica AT-3035, purchased used. (And the desk with all the equipment fits into the closet.)
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