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Playlist for 13 August 2015 Options | Mysterious Daddio (tribute to my dad, who will be 89 tomorrow)

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  This show is called "Mysterious Daddio" because that was how my father used to sign his correspondence to me. It was an alter-ego he invented, and the basis of various gags, including the Mysterious Daddio Songwriters Institute, under the auspices of which he would send me goofy sample song lyrics he had written. And he really is inscrutable.
my dad  drawing of Mr. Natural on back of postcard mailed to me at summer camp, 1972   Options    
Byrds  5D (Fifth Dimension)   Options Fifth Dimension  Columbia    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Bob & Ray  6-29-59 1st CBS show - Arrival   Options Vintage Bob & Ray vol. 1      0:02:19 (Pop‑up)
Paul Whiteman  Valencia   Options 78  Victor    0:04:33 (Pop‑up)
Man Or Astro-Man?  Touch of Evil   Options Shots in the Dark (various artists)  Del-Fi    0:07:27 (Pop‑up)
David Greenberger & Birdsongs of the Mesozoic  A-E-I-O-U (Guitars, pt 1)   Options 1001 Real Apes  PelPel 
0:10:03 (Pop‑up)
Buffy Sainte-Marie  Uncle Joe   Options Best of Volume 2  Vanguard    0:12:08 (Pop‑up)
People Like Us  I'm 89   Options Thermos Explorer  Caciocavllo    0:14:08 (Pop‑up)
Randy Newman  So Long Dad   Options Live  Reprise    0:16:11 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Georges Delerue 
Charlie (from Shoot the Piano Player)   Options Music From The Films Of Francois Truffault  Nonesuch 
0:17:50 (Pop‑up)
Harry Reser  Crackerjack   Options Banjo Crackerjax, 1922-1930  Yazoo    0:22:53 (Pop‑up)
Mott the Hoople  Whizz Kid   Options Mott  Columbia    0:25:43 (Pop‑up)
Shangri-Las  It's Easier to Cry   Options Myrmidons of Melodrama  RPM    0:28:48 (Pop‑up)
Burt Bacharach, vocal by Joel Grey  Brigitte Bardot   Options 7-inch single  Big Top    0:31:09 (Pop‑up)
Brigitte Bardot  Nue au Soleil   Options Best of BB  Polygram 
0:33:09 (Pop‑up)
Freddy Martin and His Orchestra Vocal refrain by Eddie Stone and chorus  I Met Her on Monday   Options 78  Victor    0:35:24 (Pop‑up)
Duster Bennett  That Mean Old Look   Options 12 db's  Blue Horizon    0:38:23 (Pop‑up)
Rolling Stones  Grown Up Wrong   Options 12 X 5  London    0:40:30 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Las Comadrejas 
Oaxacatelas   Options We are Ugly, But We Have the Music  Comad    0:42:28 (Pop‑up)
Robert Maxwell, His Harp and Orchestra  Song of the Nairobi Trio (Solfeggio)   Options The Ernie Kovacs Record Collection (various artists)  Varese Sarabande 
0:48:58 (Pop‑up)
Louis Armstrong  Cold Cold Heart   Options 7-inch single  Decca    0:51:27 (Pop‑up)
Nancy Sinatra  This Town   Options Movin' with Nancy  Reprise; Sundazed    0:54:31 (Pop‑up)
Jimi Hendrix Experience  May This Be Love   Options Are You Experienced?  Reprise    0:57:30 (Pop‑up)
Bonzo Dog Band  By a Waterfall   Options I'm the Urban Spaceman  Sunset    1:00:32 (Pop‑up)
Bob Wills  It's All Your Fault (Leon McAuliffe)   Options 78  Columbia 
1:03:30 (Pop‑up)
The Lovin' Cohens  Noshville Katz   Options 7-inch single  MGM    1:06:09 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
World Standard 
The Lonely Driver 1952   Options Country Gazette  Asphodel    1:08:46 (Pop‑up)
Laura Gibson  Time Is Not   Options La Grande  Barsuk    1:15:14 (Pop‑up)
Neil Young  Old Man   Options Harvest  Reprise    1:19:36 (Pop‑up)
Cyril Ritchard  You Are Old, Father William   Options Alice's Adventures in Wonderland  Riverside 
1:22:53 (Pop‑up)
Bette Midler  Hello in There   Options The Divine Miss M  Atlantic    1:25:16 (Pop‑up)
Charlotte Moorman  Solo With (Philip Corner)   Options Morning Concert: Charlotte Moorman & David Tudor, KPFA, 11/26/1970   
1:29:31 (Pop‑up)
J.S. Bach  Cello Suite 1 in G Major, played on banjo   Options found on YouTube, here      1:32:44 (Pop‑up)
Cathy Berberian  Ticket to Ride   Options Beatles Arias  Polydor; Telescopic 
1:35:00 (Pop‑up)
Tiny Tim with Brave Combo  Bye Bye Blackbird   Options Girl  Rounder    1:37:38 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Artie Schroeck Implosion 
Amy's Theme   Options A Spoonful of Lovin'  Verve    1:40:54 (Pop‑up)
Richard & Mimi Farina  Reflections in a Crystal Wind   Options Reflections in a crystal wind  Vanguard 
1:46:32 (Pop‑up)
Velvet Underground  I'll Be Your Mirror   Options The Velvet Underground and Nico  Verve    1:49:58 (Pop‑up)
Fats Waller  Us on a Bus   Options Compete Fats Waller, Volume 3: 1935-1936  Bluebird    1:52:00 (Pop‑up)
Manfred Mann  So Long Dad   Options 7-inch single (originally)  Fontana    1:54:36 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Johnny Beecher 
Sax Fifth Avenue   Options 7-inch single (45 played at 33)  Warner Bros. 
1:57:43 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 12:01pm βrian:

Afternoon, Charlie.
Avatar 12:01pm bobdoesthings:

gooood afternoon charlie and nothing doers
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm schmutz:

This photo is beautiful. Happy birthday Charlie's daddo
Avatar 12:01pm ndbob:

afternoon Charlie and everyone!
Avatar 12:01pm bobdoesthings:

r crumb cartoon?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm thatpatsmith:

  12:01pm mauri:

hello charlie and everyone! a great postcard!
feeling stuffed. I will never eat porridge again.
Avatar 12:02pm Sarah N:

❤︎ Tuned in, all ears, like happy bunnies ✰ ☞
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm Carmichael:

Nothing starts the morning off right like a good drug song. Hiya Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm Uncle Michael:

guten morgen
  12:04pm jan:

Hey Charlie- A great blast from my youthful record listening. My LP of the Byrds is in Mono. You might want to revisit EAST WEST, Butterfield Blues Band from that time.
There is a great jam on that LP.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm Carmichael:

Is it your Dad's birthday, Charlie? Mine was yesterday. Also, Danny Bonaduce turns 56 today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07pm Charlie:

Hi all! Yes, my dad's b-day is tomorrow. He will turn 89. The Mr Natural is a drawing he did on a postcard he sent to me when I was away at summer camp.
Avatar 12:09pm bobdoesthings:

@charlie - wow. that's amazing! I want my own personalized R Crumb post card.
  12:10pm gary mitchell:

I would love to see the rest of that postcard... your dad seems like a super hep cat.
Avatar 12:12pm bobdoesthings:

most informative! I'm learning a lot.. I think my guitar is broke though.. I'm missing 4-6 strings I think..
Avatar 12:12pm Sarah N:

Your Dad totally rocks! (Mine too). Happy Birthday Papa Lewis!
Avatar 12:12pm Michael:

Hiya Charlie. And Happy Birthday to your PoP.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:13pm Charlie:

Hey, Mr. Trace!
Avatar 12:17pm steve:

hey Charlie. love this PLU piece.
Avatar 12:19pm Sarah N:

Is he listening Charlie?
Avatar 12:20pm βrian:

Georges Delerue! We're at the movies!
Avatar 12:20pm bobdoesthings:

your dad is hip to PLU?
Avatar 12:21pm βrian:

Some Glen Miller on tap, perhaps? Your dad was 18 in 1944.
Avatar 12:22pm bobdoesthings:

Oh now I feel dumb.. he's 89.. i'll just listen now..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:24pm Mike East:

@bobdoesthings - no worries...I didn't put that together til you said it.
  12:24pm Asher:

Love "Valencia". We have a bunch of old '78's...I'm sure it's in there somewhere...and a 1915 Victrola to play them.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:24pm Charlie:

Sarah -- no, he doesn't do computers.
Avatar 12:24pm ndbob:

as the great Harry Reser!
Avatar 12:26pm Michael:

My mom just turned 85, Amazing those octagonal's! Hope your dad is doing well.
Avatar 12:30pm ndbob:

  12:30pm Stealth Oats:

Great show (great pic!)
  12:31pm Listening Out There:

Dang. I missed Bob and Ray. Good thing there be archives...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:32pm Dominick:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:39pm Webhamster Henry:

@Asher We play a Valencia piano roll - it's one of our favorites!
Avatar 12:43pm bobdoesthings:

Doing Nothing with "sexy beds" Charlie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:44pm Carmichael:

I have a 60s version of Valencia by, I believe, Hank Marvin.
Avatar 12:48pm Michael:

The senior Mr. Lewis's exploits helps explain much of the younger Charles' interests.
  12:48pm John:

Great stuff, Charlie! Thanks for sharing these stories. Happy B-Day to your pops!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:50pm Webhamster Henry:

Sometimes, whilst playing my glockenspiel, I feel like one of the Nairobi Trio.
  12:50pm Listening Out There:

Solfeggio. Of course. Thank you, Nairobi Trio...whoever you are under those masks...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:55pm thatpatsmith:

Avatar 12:57pm βrian:

I can hear Nancy's boots.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:58pm Lewis:

Did Dad dig Nancy or Lee?
  12:59pm Listening Out There:

Rare Jimi. yay
Avatar 1:00pm Sarah N:

Yeah - Jimi! Such a groovy dude.
  1:00pm smarcus:

Hey Charlie. Happy birthd
ay to your dad
  1:01pm smarcus:

no accordion?
  1:01pm jan:

Great tales of Sam Goody. That was THE store for music back in the 60's. Discounted
records, with different color price tags. I had to wait for my older brother to be drive us to the Walt Whitman Mall in Huntington Station to buy records. Kept a few of the LPs but most not. Your dad sounded very eclectic. My father liked Gershwin, Beethoven, Weavers, Seeger, Weill and Villa Lobos among others, but none of the pop music of us baby boomers. he is around 93 now. still listening to music!
Avatar 1:01pm northguineahills:

I might be dating myself, but I found this Jimi track via the Single sntrk, and it made me check out my father's "Are You Experienced". I never took it w/ me like my dad's other records, b/c in HS all of the kids who liked Jimi were stereotypical potheads (and I was going through a noise binge at the time I started college).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:01pm Dominick:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:02pm Lewis:

Dad had a some eclecticism in his tastes...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:03pm drr:

do the trouser press, baby
Avatar 1:04pm βrian:

Dating oneself is an inexpensive way to go, though the conversation can grow tedious.
Avatar 1:04pm Sarah N:

Wonderful - I love this track!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:05pm Carmichael:

Movin' is a gloriously awful album!
  1:06pm smarcus:

Ah! Leon, now!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:07pm Dominick:

All right!
  1:08pm Listening Out There:

Is this Mickey Katz? Joel Grey's dad?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:10pm Dominick:

Bobby Weinstein, not Mickey Katz
  1:12pm Listening Out There:

Louis Armstrong lived in Queens, right?
  1:14pm Listening Out There:

Thx, Dominick!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:16pm Mike East:

yes, LOT, there's a museum there now
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:18pm Charlie:

In 1943 Louis and his wife, Lucille, bought a house in Corona, Queens, where they lived until he died in 1971.
Avatar 1:18pm βrian:

"Back when slacks still knew how to flare, a son and father went to the museum …"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:18pm Charlie:

Here's a link to an article about Louis' eating (and dieting) habits: www.npr.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:19pm Charlie:

gotta have flairs with those frye boots...
  1:20pm Listening Out There:

The diet might explain Satchmo's prodigious use of Swiss Kriss. :)
Avatar 1:21pm Michael:

Saw a bunch of shows in his stadium, ;)
Avatar 1:22pm Sarah N:

Wow, what a beautiful show Charlie.
Avatar 1:26pm βrian:

Ah, Mr Prine via Bette.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:26pm Uncle Michael:

Terrific John Prine song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:27pm Dominick:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:28pm thatpatsmith:

Avatar 1:32pm bobdoesthings:

feet shoulder width apart... address the ball "HELLLLLLO BALL!"
Avatar 1:37pm Roberto:

This is amazing.
  1:37pm Listening Out There:

What aria gonna play next?
  1:38pm DF:

Really loving today's show
Avatar 1:38pm northguineahills:

Cathy Berberian, I'd never thunk it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:38pm Dominick:

Avatar 1:41pm bobdoesthings:

ugh gotta run, thanks for great show charlie!!
  1:41pm Listening Out There:

I saw Tiny Tim once with Brave Combo. I think he was wearing Depends.
  1:44pm jan:

Charlie: I sure did enjoy your father's birthday present. Thanks for sharing!
  1:45pm DF:

Bette Midler said her mother thought that was how "Bette" was pronounced.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:45pm Jeff Golick:

Wonderful tribute show, Charlie.

My dad turned 81 yesterday. I recall being aware of his potential mortality when Elvis died, on 16 August 77. Elvis was born a year later than my dad.
Avatar 1:47pm βrian:

I was never an Elvis fan, but I do recall where I was when news of his death arrived.
  1:47pm Listening Out There:

Enjoyed the heck out of the show today. Mille grazie!
Avatar 1:49pm northguineahills:

This was a loving tribute, thanks a lot Charlie!
Avatar 1:50pm βrian:

As they say, "Until you've walked a mile in another man's Frye boots …"
Avatar 1:52pm Erella:

Loving this show Charlie. Best wishes to your family and your dad specifically.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:53pm Mike East:

I hope someday my kids put together a musical tribute to me. Great show, Charlie. Happy birthday to your papa.
  1:53pm mauri:

great show charlie!
  1:55pm Listening Out There:

Jason Moran has been wearing this incredible papier mache' head of Fats as part of a tribute recording. Photo here: http://www.popmatters.com/review/185866-jason-moran-all-rise-a-joyful-elegy-for-fats-waller/
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:56pm Webhamster Henry:

My father liked Phillip Glass, and Dolly Parton.
  1:56pm gary mitchell:

classy tribute, Charlie.. no wonder you turned out so cool
Avatar 1:56pm wdd:

really great show and a happy birthday to your dad.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:56pm Charlie:

Hey all a you do-nothingers -- I'm so thankful for your presence here today! Sorry I haven't had time to participate, but was riding by the seat of my pants. Will enjoy reading your comments later. Glad you could be here for my dad's birthday party.
Avatar 1:57pm ndbob:

excellent show Charlie!
  1:57pm John:

I'm all choked up. This was a beautiful show, Charlie. Thank you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:59pm Lizardner Dave:

Great show. Thanks for sharing your memories with us.
Avatar 1:59pm Michael:

Just a lovely and thoughtful show Charlie. Tell dad it gets at least one big gold star!
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