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Folk; old-timey; blues; psych, avant and acid folk old and new; ambient and electronic; lots of guitar; detours elsewhere.

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Options December 20, 2014

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Artist Track Album Label Approx. start time
Lubomyr Melnyk  Butterfly   Options Evertina  Erased Tapes  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Lawrence English + Stephen Vitiello  Over Inland   Options Fable  Dragon's Eye  0:12:00 (Pop‑up)
The Iditarod  Watch the Stars/The North Wind Doth Blow   Options Yuletide  Camera Obscura  0:16:23 (Pop‑up)
Imagho + Mocke  Le Vieux   Options Half Quartet  Three:Four  0:22:20 (Pop‑up)
Gulaab  Silberstern   Options Ritt Durch Den Hades  Merlin's Nose  0:26:14 (Pop‑up)
Todd Rundgren  There Are No Words   Options Runt  Bearsville/Rhino  0:30:06 (Pop‑up)
Alasdair Clayre  Lullaby & Come Afloat   Options Alasdair Clayre  Elektra (UK)  0:32:17 (Pop‑up)
Richard & Linda Thompson  We Sing Hallelujah   Options I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight  Island  0:34:01 (Pop‑up)
Richard & Mimi Farina  Michael, Andrew and James   Options Celebrations for a Grey Day  Vanguard  0:36:46 (Pop‑up)
Rod Stewart  Mandolin Wind   Options Reason To Believe: The Complete Mercury Studio Recordings  Mercury  0:41:54 (Pop‑up)
Fleetwood Mac  Derelict   Options Penguin  Reprise  0:47:24 (Pop‑up)
Kevin Morby  Parade   Options Still Life  Woodsist  0:50:10 (Pop‑up)
The Troggs  You Can Cry If You Want To   Options The Vintage Years  Sire  0:55:32 (Pop‑up)
Bert Jansch  A Woman Like You   Options The Black Swan  Drag City  1:06:17 (Pop‑up)
Bridget St. John  Song for the Laird of Connaught Hall--Part Two   Options Songs for the Gentle Man  Dandelion  1:10:12 (Pop‑up)
Mariee Sioux  Old Magic   Options Gift for the End  Whale Watch/Almost Musique  1:11:39 (Pop‑up)
Ultimate Painting  Riverside   Options Ultimate Painting  Trouble in Mind  1:16:45 (Pop‑up)
The Byrds  We'll Meet Again   Options Mr. Tambourine Man  Columbia  1:19:31 (Pop‑up)
The Rolling Stones  She Smiled Sweetly   Options Between the Buttons  Abkco  1:21:40 (Pop‑up)
Fleetwood Mac  Closing My Eyes   Options Then Play On  Reprise  1:24:25 (Pop‑up)
Laura Nyro  Billy's Blues   Options More Than A New Discovery  Verve/Forecast  1:29:16 (Pop‑up)
Rod Stewart  Jo's Lament   Options Reason To Believe: The Complete Mercury Studio Recordings  Mercury  1:32:30 (Pop‑up)
Bob Dylan  You're a Big Girl Now   Options Blood on the Tracks  Columbia  1:35:53 (Pop‑up)
Bill Fox  Sara Page   Options Shelter From the Smoke  Scat  1:40:23 (Pop‑up)
A.A. Bondy  Mightiest of Guns   Options When the Devil's Loose  Fat Possum  1:43:09 (Pop‑up)
Kat Edmonson  All the Way   Options The Big Picture  Masterworks  1:46:59 (Pop‑up)
Leonard Cohen  You Know Who I Am   Options Songs From a Room  Columbia  1:49:39 (Pop‑up)
Greg Brown  The Chimney Sweeper   Options Songs of Innocence and Experience  Red House  1:53:04 (Pop‑up)
Simon & Garfunkel  Benedictus   Options Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M  Columbia  2:04:29 (Pop‑up)
Ida  Looking Through the Glass   Options Tales of Brave Ida  Simple Machines  2:06:56 (Pop‑up)
Tim Buckley  Once I Was   Options Goodbye and Hello  Elektra  2:13:08 (Pop‑up)
Fraser & DeBolt (with Ian Guenther)  The Waltze of the Tennis Players   Options Fraser & DeBolt (with Ian Guenther)  Columbia  2:16:24 (Pop‑up)
Lonnie Knight  Song for a City Mouse   Options Song for a City Mouse  Flashlight  2:20:03 (Pop‑up)
The Kinks  Complicated Life   Options Muswell Hillbillies + Katalog  RCA / Legacy  2:24:50 (Pop‑up)
The Flatlanders  Number Sixteen   Options The Odessa Tapes  New West  2:28:54 (Pop‑up)
The Rolliing Stones  You Got the Silver   Options Let It Bleed  Abkco  2:31:29 (Pop‑up)
Fleetwood Mac  Early Morning Come   Options Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac: Live at the BBC  Castle  2:34:18 (Pop‑up)
Michael Hurley  Grapefruit Juice Blues   Options Snockgrass  Rounder  2:36:44 (Pop‑up)
Jo Ann Kelly  Sit Down on My Knee   Options Jo Ann Kelly  Epic  2:41:07 (Pop‑up)
Blitzen Trapper  To Be Young (Is to Be Sad, Is to Be High)   Options While No One Was Looking: Toasting 20 Years of Bloodshot Records  Bloodshot  2:43:53 (Pop‑up)
The Handsome Family  1000 Dollar Car   Options While No One Was Looking: Toasting 20 Years of Bloodshot Records  Bloodshot  2:46:45 (Pop‑up)
Lightning Hopkins  Zydeco (Zolo Go)   Options Zydeco (V.A.)  Arhoolie  2:51:04 (Pop‑up)
Shakey Graves  Happy Birthday Julie   Options While No One Was Looking: Toasting 20 Years of Bloodshot Records  Bloodshot  2:53:47 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

  6:07am Mark:

Wow this piano music is gorgeous.
  6:08am P-90:

Into the red again. Seems X-mass-y now.
Greetings Jeffrey. Yes, Melnyk Rocks!
Avatar 6:15am Sem Chumbo:

Giod morning, Jeffrey, Mark and the inimitable P-90.
Lush beginning, wonderful.
Avatar 6:16am Sem Chumbo:

*Giod* is Nova Scotian for *good*.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:20am mauri:

Morning Jeff, Mark, P-90 and Sem. Winter starting again here. Got the flu again too. if I think nova scotian as new scots, giod makes perfect sense.
  6:30am Cooh John:

Giod morning Jeff, Mark, Mauri, Sem, P-90.
Avatar 6:34am nah:

Good day all you peeps, loving the show so far!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:38am Ken From Hyde Park:

This show never disappoints. Always fine music on Saturday mornings.
Avatar 6:44am Sem Chumbo:

@mauri: sorry to hear you are under the weather. Rest, fluids and so on, you know the cure.
Oh, boy, Jeffrey, have not heard this one in a long time:-)
Hey, Cooh John.
Avatar 6:48am doca:

Hi, Jeff, Sem, mauri, nah, Cooh John, Mark, P-90.
Avatar 6:50am nah:

Off to buy headphones so I can keep listening while on the go today! Keep the awesome coming!
Avatar 6:58am Sem Chumbo:

doca! Bom dia. Eu me pergunto, existe uma tradição de véspera meados do verão de noite no Brasil?
Avatar 7:04am doca:

@Jeff: It's exactly that, "Riding through Hades/Hell"
@Sem: Haha Bom dia! But I couldn't understand what work you're talking about
Avatar 7:08am Sem Chumbo:

@doca: google translate has it's limitations.
There is a Northern Hemisphere tradition of celebrations on the evening before summer starts. I think it was a hold-over from pagan celebrations revolving around the sun's movements over the course of a year. Hope that is more clear:-D
Avatar 7:09am Yair Yona:

such a beautiful version of A Woman Like You
Avatar 7:11am doca:

Oh now I got it. No, we don't have anything like that, but if you think about it Christmas is obviously related the Solstice. One major Brazilian celebration is St. John's Day, or Midsummer in the Northern Hemisphere. In Northeast Brazil it's the great holiday of the year, even bigger than Christmas.
Avatar 7:14am doca:

@Sem: Do you celebrate something on January 6th? In some regions over here people keep this tradition alive with the Folia de Reis (King's folly, in a bad translation), when there is music and chanting because of the arrival of the Magi to meet baby Jesus.
Avatar 7:19am Sem Chumbo:

Northeast Brazil, eh? I'll have to look into that. Muito obrigado!
About January 6th, I know that the Anglican and Methodist churches celebrate *The Epiphany" as part of the regular liturgical calendar. Nothing too special. But the Eastern Orthodox Church, following a different calender, make a much bigger deal out of it, later in January..
Avatar 7:23am TDK60:

I get here right as the Byrds say adieu. And that spooky organ from the Stones.
Avatar 7:26am doca:

Yeah, actually we should exchange gifts on January 6th to be "ecclesiatically" correct. I know that Folia de Reis is related to Portuguese-colonized regions (All of Brazil is Portuguese, but there are some regions where Portuguese people came later and maintained their traditions), so it must have to do with their Catholicism.
The Magi are called "Três Reis Magos" in Portuguese.
Avatar 7:29am TDK60:

And looking back at the list, some faves here today -- the Farinas from a seminal album--'Grey Day'; the Thompsons from 'Bright Lights'. Always thought 'Mandolin Wind' is great folk-rock.
  7:43am Mark:

Haven't listened to "Blood on the Tracks" in years. One of his best. I heard he recorded a complete album with another band and that record was pressed and ready to go and at the last minute he decided he wanted to re-record the whole thing with a different band and they had to stop everything. I've heard bits and pieces of the other recording--couldn't really hear what was wrong with it. But that's the artist's prerogative, I guess.
Avatar 7:46am TDK60:

Mark: Which is odd, as I hear a few guitar errors in the possibly 2nd version of 'Big Girl'. Not that I'm a super perfectionist.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:51am adrian in mpls:

silently lurking here - but enjoying everything so much! cheers everyone!
Avatar 7:52am Sem Chumbo:

Almost did not recognize him, he sounds so very young here. The poetry is unmistakable, though.
Avatar 7:53am Sem Chumbo:

Hey, AiM!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:53am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...been away from keyboard; gettin' ready for Werk slow & steady this Sat.
- ☆s aplenty ! You da man DJ JD !
...Jan. 6th: Epipahny - the Three Wise Men ; B-Day of Alan Watts, John C. Lilly, Syd Barrett...
  7:56am Mark:

Well, Dylan was absolutely not a super perfectionist either, TDK. He went entirely by feel. His sessions could be quite chaotic--he didn't like rehearsals and he'd pretty much whip through a song once and you had to keep up. It was always good when there was someone like Al Kooper around ("Blonde on Blonde") who could go through the material before Bob even showed up.
Avatar 7:56am Sem Chumbo:

Oh, boy, RevRab: another factoid that has stuck like a burdock to woolen socks. Thanks, I guess;-)
  7:57am Mark:

Wow, Jeffrey, Greg Brown--great voice. A lot of memories coming back today with your show. You've got me scrambling to my CD shelf to dig up some old faves for later...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:59am adrian in mpls:

Hey Sem!
  8:00am Mark:

TDK I just remembered where I heard the other version--on "Biograph." And it's actually quite a different performance--his vocal phrasing particularly.
Avatar 8:01am TDK60:

Mark, Bob D. is known for always doing songs differently, eh?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:02am adrian in mpls:

@Jeffrey - I'm glad I'm not the only one who was bothered that background noise!
  8:03am Marc:

1986 for Greg Brown
  8:03am Mark:

I saw him live about 10 years ago, and I didn't recognize any of the songs he played--except a scorching version of "Highway 61 Revisited."
Avatar 8:06am Sem Chumbo:

@Mark: had the same experience. Saw him in Ottawa early in the 90's, and the first half dozen songs were totally unlike the *original* versions. Ten years later, in Halifax, just the opposite. @l@
  8:08am Mark:

He looks at songs as a living thing--ever changing. I respect that, but as a fan, it's a little tough to keep up!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:09am Jeffrey Davison:

Belated greetings to all listeners and playlist commenters and all the ships at sea...
Avatar 8:09am TDK60:

Wow, there's a site that shows where exactly the S. & G. album cover was in the NYC Subway. www.popspotsnyc.com...
Avatar 8:13am TDK60:

Other important news: Today's the first I've ever '"favorited" songs on WFMU. Thought I never would.
  8:14am Mark:

How do you "favorite" a song? Love the subway link btw.
Avatar 8:14am TDK60:

And now, here's Tim.
Avatar 8:16am TDK60:

Mark- The star in between the song title and album title.
Avatar 8:20am dale:

i only know this waltze by the female version on an fmu premium. it's beautiful
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:22am Jeffrey Davison:

That version must be Meg Baird's. Her cover rivals the original.
Avatar 8:28am dale:

ahh, thanks.
  8:29am Mark:

Thanks TDK.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:31am annie:

JD - :D
Avatar 8:32am Sem Chumbo:

Ah, shit. Stepped out and missed Fraser and DeBolt.
Avatar 8:33am Sem Chumbo:

Ah, glad not to have missed Keith,
  8:38am Mark:

I didn't appreciate "You Got the Silver" as a teenager--used to skip over that one. It took a little life experience for me to get that one. Beautiful slide--Keith is actually a fine guitar player when he tries.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:38am mauri:

Ah Hurley's my favourite.
  8:38am Ignore Function:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:42am LynnsBrother:

I saw Michael at Nelsonville, OH last summer. I'm a fan of his.
  8:45am Mark:

That's the weirdest thing--I have this old vinyl album called "History of British Blues," I don't listen to it that often, but I did this week, and Jo Ann Kelly's on it. And now here she is!
Avatar 8:53am Sem Chumbo:

Thanks so much for this morning's show, Jeffrey. Hope to catch you again next week. Happy holidays to you, and all Shrunken Planet-heads.
Avatar 8:55am doca:

Thanks for the show, Jeffrey, and thanks @Sem! This show was all I needed in this time of year when everybody is so nervous and out of themselves. It reminds me of what holidays are made for. Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:58am adrian in mpls:

Thanks Jeffrey! Take care all!
Avatar 9:20am Van in DC:

Oh. Hey. I missed this show. Let's sample it, shall we...?
Avatar 10:41am Van in DC:

Wow what a fantastic first set!
Avatar 11:17am Van in DC:

Laura Nyro! Very nice...
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