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Playlist for 29 October 2015 Options | (Gotta get back to my) Home away from home

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still from Stranger Than Paradise

Artist Song Album Label Approx. start time
Mel Torme  Comin' Home Baby   Options 7-inch single (originally)  Atlantic   
The Peedlers  Comin' Home   Options La Guepe Vol. 4 (various artists)  Dare-Dare  0:02:34 (Pop‑up)
Prince Conley  I'm Going Home   Options The Complete Stax-Volt Singles: 1959-1968  Stax  0:04:48 (Pop‑up)
Bert Kaempfert  Show Me the Way to Go Home   Options Strangers in the Night  Decca  0:07:29 (Pop‑up)
The Cascades  Cheryl's Goin' Home   Options 7-inch single (originally)  Arwin  0:09:34 (Pop‑up)
Judy Garland  Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home   Options Judy  Capitol  0:12:01 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Booker T. & the MG's 
Comin' Home Baby   Options Green Onions  Stax  0:16:08 (Pop‑up)
Lene Lovich  Home   Options Stateless  Stiff  0:19:15 (Pop‑up)
Blues Magoos  She's Coming Home   Options Psychedelic Lollipop  Mercury  0:22:47 (Pop‑up)
Billie Davis  Nobody's Home to Go Home To   Options 7-inch single (originally)  Decca  0:25:28 (Pop‑up)
Marshall Crenshaw  Our Town   Options Field Day  Warner Bros.  0:27:35 (Pop‑up)
Syl Johnson  One Way Ticket to Nowhere   Options 7-inch single  Twinight  0:31:38 (Pop‑up)
Eliza Carthy  10,000 Miles   Options Red Rice  Topic  0:34:05 (Pop‑up)
High Places  On a Hill in a Bed on a Road in a House   Options High Places vs. Mankind  Thrill Jockey  0:37:04 (Pop‑up)
The Beatles  There's a Place   Options Songs, Pictures & Stories of the Fabulous Beatles  Vee Jay  0:39:41 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Stan Getz 
A House Is Not a Home   Options What the World Needs Now  Verve  0:41:31 (Pop‑up)
Bobby Darin  When I Get Home   Options The Bobby Darin Collection (box set)  Rhino  0:45:40 (Pop‑up)
Swan Dive  Home Away From Home   Options Circle  V2  0:48:03 (Pop‑up)
Janet McCracken  Haven't Got a Home No More   Options unreleased demo  Janet McCracken  0:51:15 (Pop‑up)
David Byrne & Brian Eno  The River   Options Everything That Happens Will Happen Today  Todo Mundo/Opal  0:54:44 (Pop‑up)
Tyrone Davis  I Got Carried Away   Options Let's Be Closer Together  Columbia  0:57:08 (Pop‑up)
Dizzy Spells Martian  I'd Go Home   Options Immortal Distributor  Dizzy Spells Martian  1:02:04 (Pop‑up)
The Troggs  From Home   Options 7-inch single (originally)  Fontana  1:04:00 (Pop‑up)
Wreckless Eric  (I'd Go The) Whole Wide World   Options The Whole Wide World  Stiff  1:06:22 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Percy Thrillington 
Eat at Home   Options Thrillington!  Capitol  1:09:26 (Pop‑up)
Phil Ochs  One Way Ticket Home   Options Greatest Hits  A&M  1:12:55 (Pop‑up)
Alberta Hunter  You're Welcome to Come Back Home   Options Downhearted Blues: Live at the Cookery 1977  Varèse Sarabande  1:15:32 (Pop‑up)
Lonnie Donegan  500 Miles From Home   Options Folk Album, Plus  Castle  1:18:59 (Pop‑up)
Jody Miller  Darling, You Can Always Come Back Home   Options 7-inch single (originally)  Epic  1:21:39 (Pop‑up)
John Otway  Green Green Grass of Home   Options I Did It Otway  Stiff  1:23:51 (Pop‑up)
Yo La Tengo  Butchie's Tune   Options Stuff Like That There  Matador  1:26:25 (Pop‑up)
The Wonder Who?  Don't Think Twice   Options 7-inch single (45 played at 33)  Philips  1:29:10 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
unknown 
500 Miles   Options Electone: international for Dancing, Vol. I    1:33:04 (Pop‑up)
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone  Bobby Malone Moves Home   Options Etiquette  Tomlab  1:36:50 (Pop‑up)
Go Home Productions  Sloop for No One   Options Beatleg Bootles Part 1  Go Home Productions  1:39:59 (Pop‑up)
Ellie Girl with Seven Beat Sulks  Sloppy Sloop John B.   Options Greenwich Village's Cafe Bizarre Presents Assorted Madness  Musitron  1:41:58 (Pop‑up)
Jim Croce  New York's Not My Home   Options You Don't Mess Around With Jim  ABC  1:43:25 (Pop‑up)
Peach Kelli Pop  Please Come Home   Options Peach Kelli Pop (III)  Bachelor  1:46:31 (Pop‑up)
Blues Project  Fly Away   Options Projections  Verve Folkways  1:48:44 (Pop‑up)
Amos Milburn  Flying Home   Options The Leiber & Stoller Story, Vol.1: Hard Times (various artists)  Ace  1:52:15 (Pop‑up)
Lovin' Spoonful  Never Going Back   Options The Very Best of  Kama Sutra  1:55:13 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Johnny Beecher 
Sax Fifth Avenue   Options 7-inch single (45 played at 33)  Warner Bros.  1:58:03 (Pop‑up)


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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:51am annie:

:-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52am listener james from westwood:

Busy Doing Nothing cleared for takeoff!
Avatar 11:54am Perri:

Hi Charlie, Hi all! I'm ready for the ride...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm Uncle Michael:

Home is where the har 'tis.
Avatar 12:01pm Mayuko:

Hi Charlie and everyone! Tuning in from work, will be listening as long as I can!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm Parq:

Hey, all. Doug, if you're here, that Terry Knight track about 5 minutes ago was killer.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm listener james from westwood:

Mayuko, likewise tuning in from work! Hope the workday's treating everyone kindly!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm thatpatsmith:

hey there it's homecoming i guess
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm Michael:

Hiya Charlie and all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm Charlie:

Hello, and welcome Annie, James, Perri, Uncle Michael, and Mayuko, and Parq, and thatPat! It's so good to see you all. Please fasten your seat belts.
  12:02pm Listening Out There:

Photo on the playlist is from..."Stranger Than Paradise," right?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm Carmichael:

Aloha, Charlie and listers. The Velvet Fog is always good.
  12:03pm jan:

A lego house built by James May of BBC for a TV show loosely about toys used at adult scale.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1214729/James-May-size-Lego-house-wants.html
Avatar 12:03pm Mayuko:

james, this is inappropriate that we're busy doing something!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm Parq:

Apropos the Lego image on Charlie's announcement email:
www.dnainfo.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:04pm listener james from westwood:

Scandalous! Yet these page proofs aren't going to read themselves!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:04pm Uncle Michael:

Roy Phillips is a bad-ass.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:04pm doctorjazz:

Hi all, don't have a good nothing pun, guess I won't say nothing...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm mauri:

hola charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:09pm Charlie:

And BDN greets to Michael, LOT, Carmichael, Jan, drJazz, Mauri! Nice crowd :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm annie:

UM!!! paying it forward for you tomorrow!
  12:10pm Listening Out There:

Nice crowd, yes...but we don't smell so hot...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:12pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks Annie.
Avatar 12:13pm northguineahills:

huh, I ended up singing, "show me the way to go home" in 6th grade chorus. Never knew Kaempfert did a version of it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:14pm Uncle Michael:

I learned it from Robert Shaw.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:14pm Michael:

If I recall, she was in some movie trying to get home.
  12:15pm gary mitchell:

nelson riddle's arrangements always feel like home
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:16pm Charlie:

Hi NGH, Gary!
I think Bert did everything...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:18pm Uncle Michael:

peedlers? you jest.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:20pm Parq:

Love the arrangement on this Lena track.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:23pm Charlie:

Me too, Parq. Great album.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:24pm Charlie:

speaking of 6th grade chorus (@ngh), songs I sang in chorus(es) and heard school chorus singing as a kid had a huge impact on me. i feel very nostalgic when i hear such songs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:26pm Guido from Cologne:

Hello Charlie
Three great songs in a row.
I'm busy doing job, but about to go home.
Love the selections though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:28pm doctorjazz:

Great album, this Marshall Crenshaw disc!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:30pm Charlie:

My favorite; Marshall's least favorite!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:30pm Charlie:

Hi Guido! Thanks for saying hi.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:32pm Gaylord Fields:

MHC hates the production on Field Day, but the songs on it are sooooo good that I can overlook its muddy Eighties-ness.
Avatar 12:34pm ndbob:

afternoon Charlie and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:34pm Charlie:

Hi Gaylord! I understand MC's unease w the production. But I feel the Steve Lillywhite booming adds a gravitas to the songs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:35pm Charlie:

Hey there, ndBob!
  12:36pm gary mitchell:

heya vlada
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:36pm Charlie:

hi there, ndBob!
Avatar 12:37pm Mayuko:

I have come from 10,000 miles away too - 6,303 miles to be precise and GTDR is now my home away from home!
Avatar 12:39pm ndbob:

heya Gary!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:39pm Gaylord Fields:

@Charlie: I bought the remix EP when it came out, hoping it would be an improvement, but instead I got a better appreciation of the original mix. (Not that I loved it, but I had to admit it served the songs well.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:40pm doctorjazz:

Nice Fab 4 fit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:41pm Gaylord Fields:

@Mayuko: And I've been to you old neighborhood and can affirm that it is truly far, far away.
Avatar 12:45pm Mayuko:

Gaylord, it was very funny to see you in those pictures in my old neighborhood! Very surreal experience to see em, haha.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:47pm Charlie:

Mayuko, I'm glad you came the 6,303 miles to be here ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:47pm Gaylord Fields:

@Mayuko: Now you have to take a picture of yourself on the Upper West Side and show it to me. It probably won't have the same effect.
Avatar 12:48pm Roberto:

Schwann Dive two days running!
Avatar 12:50pm Roberto:

(Irwin played 'em yesterday)
  12:51pm gary mitchell:

smooth.. reminds me of late 70's nrbq
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:52pm Charlie:

I hope you will all indulge me this next song, which is a demo recorded by an old friend of mine.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:52pm Charlie:

Irwin turned me on to Swan Dive.
Avatar 12:59pm Peter Nelson:

Bollox....I forgot the time difference thingy and missed your first hour.
Hey Charlie and listening buddys.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:59pm mauri:

I liked your old friends song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:00pm Charlie:

Thanks, mauri!
Hi Peter! Why our countries can't change time the same week is beyond me. Actually I don't understand why we even change time at all anymore...
Avatar 1:02pm Roberto:

In this case we're changing time back to what it was in the first place. Whether or not to change it again in the spring is the question.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:02pm Gaylord Fields:

@Charlie: I've yet to comment on how perfectly in sync today's "away from home" theme is with me right now. I'm currently all alone and listening to you while working remotely from someone else's lovely rustic stone house in Dutchess County. And by "alone" I should clarify that there's also a dog here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:02pm mauri:

where's tyrone?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:06pm Charlie:

@Gaylord -- glad the show is in sync with you today. I'm picturing you (and dog) rambling around that stone house.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:07pm annie:

lovin' this playlist... way too many tabs open and have to get some editing done..closing this tab!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:07pm Charlie:

@Mauri -- Tyrone got carried away. He'll be home later.
Avatar 1:08pm Brian in UK:

Hello Chartlie

@mauri there is a County Tyrone in Ireland.
Avatar 1:10pm Brian in UK:

Not sure if there is an island in County Tyrone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:11pm Mike East:

I wonder when I'll get sick of that Wreckless Eric tune
Avatar 1:11pm Sarah N:

Now I'm home.
Avatar 1:13pm Brian in UK:

Ochs.Nice one, Charlie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:14pm Charlie:

Howdy Brian in UK and Mike East and Sarah!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:17pm mauri:

county tyrone has it all listed www.cotyroneireland.com
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:17pm Carmichael:

There are a number of islands in Lough Neagh, County Tyrone, one of them called Coney Island.
Avatar 1:18pm Sarah N:

Ah, the adorable Alberta!

Home, home on the range...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:19pm Charlie:

@Mike East -- never! The tone (both the story and his voice) are so unique and sincere. Also, that extra measure in the chorus is arresting.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:24pm Ol' Viginny Stanley:

I'm home.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:25pm doctorjazz:

I just love this, take that, Tom Jones!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:27pm mauri:

murry the hump also has a song called green green grass of home on 7". its good
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:27pm Stanley:

What a rich seam you're mining here, Charlie and you haven't even got to any of the 'Going Back Home's
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:28pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Ahhh Yesss.... Busy Doing Nothing at Home!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:30pm doctorjazz:

Speed alert...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:30pm doctorjazz:

Is this an alternate take?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:30pm Charlie:

hiya, Kevin!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:30pm Charlie:

this is one of my fave 45s to play at 33
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:31pm Uncle Michael:

The best this Wonder Who? has ever sounded!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:31pm doctorjazz:

It works, only the back up singing shows the speed delay.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:31pm Stanley:

Sounds like the lead vocal is speeded up and the backing slowed down.
How do you do that?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:32pm Charlie:

it's because frankie valli sings in falsetto
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:33pm Carmichael:

Only Ross Bagdasarian knows for sure.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:33pm doctorjazz:

Making me smile...
Avatar 1:33pm Dominick:

oh yeah
Avatar 1:33pm Brian in UK:

I prefer cornetto.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:33pm Stanley:

Just one, Brian, don't be greedy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:35pm listener james from westwood:

I half-expect to hear something from Go Home Productions! Lovely stuff at the show's 75% mark! (Now let's get Charlie to the 100% mark that counts!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:39pm Charlie:

don't rule anything out, James
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:41pm listener james from westwood:

Hah, I shoulda laid money on it! Where's my bookie?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:41pm Mike East:

listener james is magick.
  1:44pm Listening Out There:

I Feel So Break Up
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:45pm Carmichael:

Good ol' Jim Croce. Grew up with his music and was shocked to hear of his death.
Avatar 1:46pm Roberto:

My wife's cousin's first wife is buried in the same cemetery as Jim Croce.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:48pm Charlie:

Jim's best songs are so poignant. It was really sad when he died.
Hi Roberto. Well, tell your wife's cousin's first wife to say Hi to Jim for us!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:51pm Charlie:

And a last minute THANK YOU to all these fine folks who were able to pledge support to WFMU and this show since last week:
Kym in Tampa, FLA, Rick in Saint Germain en Laye, France, our own Mayuko (of the Play Vertigo show here on Mondays), Sara in Brooklny NY, Perri in Houston TX, James in Westwood, Kevin in Brooklyn NY, and Gary in Silver Spring MD!!!
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
Avatar 1:51pm Roberto:

She's dead, btw.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:52pm Charlie:

Yes, I got that.
Avatar 1:56pm Brian in UK:

John Stewart song.
Avatar 1:59pm ndbob:

excellent show Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:59pm Jeff Golick:

Thanks, Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:59pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Great show, Charl-la-la!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:00pm listener james from westwood:

Many thanks, Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:01pm Michael:

Super show Charlie. Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:01pm Charlie:

Thanks, everybody! That was fun.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:02pm Charlie:

Hey, Jeff!
Avatar 3:01pm Brian in UK:

Charlie, was surpried to find this but I still find it a very moving song.
www.youtube.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:56pm Charlie:

@Brian -- that is touching. I've always liked Phil Ochs' Changes. I even like this somewhat schmaltzed-up version by Cilla Black: wfmu.org...
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