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A pennant-winning battery of songland. Ongoing feature: Single File, a half-hour of randomly selected small records with big holes.

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New
Gabor Szabo  Mizrab   Options The Sorcerer  Impulse  1967  LP     
Cal Tjader  Never My Love   Options Solar Heat  Skye  1968  LP     
Maxine Brown  Piece of My Heart   Options We'll Cry Together  CUR  1969  LP     
The Rimshots  I Wanna Be Myself   Options Down to Earth  Stang  1976  LP     
Suzee Ikeda  I Can't Give Back the Love I Feel for You   Options Our Lives Are Shaped By What We Love: Motown's MoWest Story 1971-1973  Light in the Attic  2011  LP     
Stevie Wonder  Love Having You Around   Options Music of My Mind  Tamla  1972  LP     
The Edge of Daybreak  Let Us   Options Eyes of Love  The Numero Group  2015  CD  From 1979  *  
Donald Byrd  Flight Time   Options Black Byrd  Blue Note  1973  LP     
The Sisters Love  Give Me Your Love   Options Our Lives Are Shaped By What We Love: Motown's MoWest Story 1971-1973  Light in the Attic  2011  LP     
Aphrodite's Child  March of the Beast   Options 666 (The Apocalypse of John, 13/18)  Vertigo  1972  LP     
Lou Donaldson  You're Welcome, Stop on By   Options Sweet Lou  Blue Note  1974  LP     
Kool and the Gang  Summer Madness   Options Kool Kuts  De-Lite  1978  LP     
Dorothy Ashby  Soul Vibrations   Options Afro-Harping  Cadet  1968  LP     
Geoff Love and His Orchestra  Three Days of the Condor   Options TV Sound and Television Image: British Television, Film and Library Composers 1956-80  Soul Jazz  2012  LP  From 1976   
Minnie Riperton  Take a Little Trip   Options Perfect Angel  Epic  1974  LP     
George McCrae  I Get Lifted   Options single  RCA Victor  1974  45     
Roy Ayers' Ubiquity  We Live in Brooklyn, Baby   Options He's Coming  Polydor  1972  LP     
Paul Horn  Too High   Options Visions  Epic  1974  LP     
Gloria Spring  Baby Come On   Options single  Les Disques Direction  1976  12"  slowed down version!   
Dana Valery  The Fountain   Options Not the Flower But the Root  Brunswick  1972  LP     
Barbara and Ernie  Listen to Your Heart   Options Prelude To...  Cotillion  1971  LP     
The Chocolate Watchband  Voyage of the Trieste   Options The Inner Mystique  Tower  1968  LP     
Donovan  Get Thy Bearings   Options Hurdy Gurdy Man  Epic  1968  LP     
David Byrne & Brian Eno  Regiment   Options My Life in the Bush of Ghosts  Sire  1981  LP     
King Crimson  Islands   Options Islands  Editions EG  1971  LP     
Gwen McCrae  Rocking Chair   Options single  RCA Victor  1974  45  slowed down!   
Melba Moore  You Stepped into My Life   Options single  Epic  1978  12"     
Steve Arrington  Feel So Real   Options single  Atlantic  1985  12"     
Gino Soccio  Dance to Dance   Options Outline  RFC/Warner Bros.  1979  LP     
Imagination  So Good, So Right   Options Body Talk  Black Sun  1981  LP     
Loose Joints  Is It All Over My Face?   Options single  West End  1980  12"  female vocal   
Cathy Dennis  Touch Me (All Night Long) (Dub Mix)   Options single  Polydor  1990  12"     
Liquid Liquid  Optimo   Options Liquid Liquid  Grand Royal  1997  LP     
Melba Moore  Pick Me Up, I'll Dance   Options single  Epic  1978  12"     
Barbara Acklin  Seven Days of Night   Options Seven Days of Night  Brunswick  1969  LP     
Dana Valery  (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher   Options Not the Flower But the Root  Brunswick  1972  LP     
Darrell Banks  Open the Door to Your Heart   Options single  Revilot  1966  45     

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Listener comments!

Avatar 9:03am djsheilab:

Morning Joe! I'm excited for your set today and for your very special guest : )
Avatar 9:04am PKNY:

G'TZAG, Joe and everybody...good call on setting off the show with Mr. Szabo!
Avatar 9:04am quinn:

I've been listening to this mix on heavy rotation and this track is on it -- rootstrata.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08am melinda:

Nice start! Good morning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11am Marcel M:

Morning Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13am Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, Joe. Thanks for supplying the federal weekly mandated requirement of Boing Boing.
  9:15am Claw!:

Good morning, Joe!
Howdy, Radio Peeps!
Avatar 9:16am Joe McG:

Good mornin', everyone! I have a guest today, so after this first set, I'm responsible for nothing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:19am Ken From Hyde Park:

"To be responsible for nothing": My lifetime's ambition!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:21am annie:

good morning all.!
Avatar 9:23am Cheri Pi:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:25am Brian in UK:

Hey Joe 'n eager listeners.

Stevie's best album?
Avatar 9:31am pierre:

Bonjour Joe, magnifique musique
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:36am MD:

The day is long and Freeform are the songs!
Good Morning Tribe!
Avatar 9:40am djsheilab:

I've never been to Jersey City's greatest record store! MUST GO NOW.
Avatar 9:41am Joe McG:

@sheilab: Field trip!
Avatar 9:42am bobdoesnothing:

  9:42am Slazenger:

Katy La hoo-da Huh?
Avatar 9:44am Joe McG:

Katie Lavoie! (pronounced LAH-VWAH)
  9:45am blee:

Candada's very own. Sounds really great!
Avatar 9:46am djsheilab:

@Joe McG Yes please! That's two field trip ideas sorted.
Avatar 9:46am djsheilab:

Love you Katie!
  9:46am Slazenger:

Yeah, thats what I said Katie La hoo-da-huh. She sounds like a riot. Better be careful.
Avatar 9:50am djsheilab:

ADORE this song. I played Barbara Mason's very sexy version on Friday night.
Avatar 9:51am Joe McG:

@sheilab: What great sets you did on Friday, SB! Very sexy!
Avatar 9:53am Chris M.:

i wonder if i've ever met Katie? not sure
  9:54am Brendan:

Okay... I was gonna hold my tongue and just groove but this is bumpin, what with the Shaft wah wah sound and a flute all . I ... cannot ...control...myself ....must ... boogie. Mornin yallz
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57am JtotheK:

good morning everyone.
  9:59am KP:

Good Monday morning to you, Joe
Avatar 10:00am βrian:

A misty morning on the isthmus today. Greetings.
  10:01am Brendan:

Does she give the address in this song?
Avatar 10:04am djsheilab:

This is some serious Monday morning seduction....
Avatar 10:05am Chris M.:

yeah great stuff
  10:08am Pete L:

Afro harp - no way - awesome - funky Alice Coltrane - lovin this set
Avatar 10:09am bobdoesnothing:

these are some killer jams. joe
  10:11am Brendan:

Nice set Katie! Feel free to explore the studio sound space , especially when Joe takes a bathroom break. Literally look in drawers and cabinets. Not sure where he hides the donuts, but my money's on the file cabinet
Avatar 10:11am Cecile:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:12am Greg from ZONE 5:

Morning all
Avatar 10:12am Cecile:

people who copy Minnie usually get her wrong. She could sing great in all ranges, and saved the fireworks for the big moments, but people just seem to ape her dog-whistle high moments.
  10:14am Neil, Wild:

@Bobdoesnothing-you have a SERIOUSLY nice stereo in your profile photo section, Bob. Wow. A separate pre-amp and power amp? That is rocking it old school. I admire that.
Avatar 10:14am Roberto:

Digging the mellow this morning!
  10:15am PeterKapow:

Hi Katie!
Hatless Pete digging the music you're spinning while on set in Sault Ste. Marie.
Avatar 10:15am βrian:

"Don't you ape *my* dog-whistle, girlfriend!"
Avatar 10:15am bobdoesnothing:

@neil,wild - aw thanks. Well.. does it make it less cool that my dad upgraded his system and i'm a spoiled boy who grabbed it from him
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:16am JtotheK:

I Get Lifted! Haven't listened to this in a while. The KC and Sunshine version is also pretty pretty pretty good.
Avatar 10:16am Cecile:

KC and his projects are the shit.
Avatar 10:17am bobdoesnothing:

@neil,wild - i believe that that stereo came out on or slightly before I was born. (I'm 29.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:20am Marcel M:

Brooklyn Zoo!
  10:20am Neil, Wild:

I'll bet the tuner pulls in FMU no problem!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:22am Irene Trudel:

I'm really enjoying today's show, Joe! You and your guest have great taste in music.
Avatar 10:22am βrian:

I thought I was hearing David Axelrod when I first dropped in.
Avatar 10:22am Stashu:

Hot tunes!
Avatar 10:23am Claw!:

This guest set has been soooo good! <3
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:23am JtotheK:

That Roy Ayers LP is great ... I found the song "He's A Superstar" on 45 recently, need to give the full album a spin, been too long.
Avatar 10:23am Kevlicki:

I love the Digable Planets sample of that Roy Ayers track. My teenage self listening to it, upstate, in the 90's would've never expected he'd actually LIVE in Brooklyn too.
Different times different places now
Avatar 10:23am northguineahills:

@Brian: Didn't Axelrod produce Aphrodite's Child? I could be wrong.
Avatar 10:24am bobdoesnothing:

Ive never clicky-starred so many songs in a row before.. up to 9. Hot damn joe. this is fantastic
Avatar 10:25am djsheilab:

Smokin' set Katie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:25am JtotheK:

@NGHills -- I thought it was produced by Vangelis...
Avatar 10:25am βrian:

I have no idea. Sounds good, in any case.
Avatar 10:28am northguineahills:

Crap, back to the Google-mobile!
Avatar 10:29am Cheyenne:

Thanks for the KILLER BIRTHDAY JAMMAGE y'all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:30am Uncle Michael:

This groove speaks to me.
Avatar 10:30am northguineahills:

Yep, Vangelis...Did Axelrod do a version of that?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:30am Ken From Hyde Park:

Yay, Cheyenne! Happy Birthday Greetage!
Avatar 10:31am bobdoesnothing:

happy bday cheyenne! sorry I missed the horsies and the guys in the funny suits.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:33am Uncle Michael:

Happy birthday Cheyenne!
Avatar 10:33am pierre:

Bon anniversaire Cheyenne !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:34am JtotheK:

happy birthday cheyenne!
  10:34am riff randell:

Happy Birthday Cheyenne!!!!!
Hello! xo thanks for tuning in everyone. Things will only get groovier...
Avatar 10:35am djsheilab:

Happy birthday Cheyenne!! BIG XOXO
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:37am JtotheK:

@djsheilab -- since Dana Valery was just spun, I have to ask -- are we going to hear her Northern anthem 'You Don't Know Where Your Interest Lies' on boom boom soon? (I saw one went for just shy of $700 in August... *sigh*.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:39am Uncle Michael:

good watchband, Joe
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:39am Brian in UK:

Love those two letters side by side L and P.
Avatar 10:40am PKNY:

I've heard "Get Thy Bearings" twice on WFMU today. I am not mad at that at all.
Avatar 10:41am djsheilab:

@JtotheK I haven't played that yet, have I? I shall bring it with me on Friday. That is a BOOM BOOM record for sure!
Avatar 10:43am Cheyenne:

d'aww thanks everyone! lookin forward to the continued jam-a-thon!
  10:43am Neil, Wild:

King Crimson did a cover of Get Thy Bearings. Man.
  10:45am riff randell:

@neil speaking of CRIMSON!
Avatar 10:46am Claw!:

Happy Berfday, Cheyenne! Here's hoping someone surprises you with a baby pangolin!
  10:46am Neil, Wild:

How cool is that! Its one of their best albums too...thanks Joe M!
Avatar 10:47am Cheyenne:

I've heard pangolins are kinda smelly. And I already have a cat, I can just cut some cardboard scales out for her and we can pretend (until she claws my eyes out). Whee!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:48am JtotheK:

@sheila - aweseome, thanks!
Avatar 10:48am Joe McG:

@Neil: It's all Katie, Neil!
  10:49am Neil, Wild:

Katie? Huh? Who's Katie?
  10:50am Neil, Wild:

Its OK??
Avatar 10:51am βrian:

I discovered yesterday that white vinegar makes terrible coffee.
  10:51am Brendan:

I shall go into my local auto parts store and quote Donovan, proclaiming 'Get thy bearings' and 'fetch forth a tub of bearing grease'. For my chariot doth have a bad wheel. Then after cussing at said chariot after busting my knuckles, i shall declare ' to hell with thee, bearing, for i cannot remove thee and I shall have many fine meats and cheeses under the shade of yon tree and drink and slumber until nightfall
Avatar 10:52am Cecile:

oh, been there. You forget you cleaned the pot.
Avatar 10:55am Chris M.:

this bed music still makes me feel like it's 2:50am and i feel horrible
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:55am Irene Trudel:

Favoriting lots of songs today!
Avatar 10:55am herb.nyc:

oh, my friend's vg friend is in tokyo now. bec latter's bf is guitar tech for KING CRIMSON, who do a few shows there.
  10:56am Neil, Wild:

@Katie thank you for playing King Crimson, you ROCK!
Avatar 10:56am bobdoesnothing:

oh.. thanks Katie! great tracks
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:56am thedunkel:

for the next marathon premium, WFMU should put together an album of all the 'music behind the DJS'
Avatar 10:56am Cecile:

That's a job with no stress, KC guitar tech. hahhah.
Avatar 10:58am Cecile:

Joe, you might want to watch TV1's Unsung and their KC and the Sunshine Band episode. KC is such a sweet guy and they were really a band.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:58am Uncle Michael:

@thedunkel, each DJ does a marathon premium of their own, generally.
Avatar 11:00am βrian:

Red head walking?
  11:00am Pete L:

King Crimson "Islands" is a classic and some really raunchy stuff on there like "Ladies Of The Road" (!) and stuff that sounds like Pharaoh Sanders
Avatar 11:01am βrian:

In Wisconsin they're "taverns."
Avatar 11:01am Cecile:

upper mich, too.
Avatar 11:02am βrian:

Where the eggs are pickled and the fish is smoked.
  11:03am Neil, Wild:

@Pete L I really really really like "A Sailors Tale" but my favorite verstion of that is on Earthbound, their "crappy lofi album" that is "cool to not like". I LIKE Earthbound a LOT, ALL of it...
Avatar 11:03am Cecile:

Avatar 11:04am djsheilab:

Cheers to Joe's dropping jaw + Katie's sexy set! Thanks so much for the plug n' love. Xoxo
Avatar 11:06am Cecile:

TV1 doesn't post all the full episodes online anymore. :(
  11:09am Quinn:

Ooh I love this song
Avatar 11:10am djsheilab:

Uh oh....this is turning into a discogs show for me. Just bought the Gwen McCrae single. Luv it!
Avatar 11:13am djsheilab:

'fraid I gotta cut out now. Thanks for a stellar show Katie + Joe! Bye everyone!
  11:14am riff randell:

@sheilab thanks for grooving along lady! Come to Canada!!!
  11:16am wc:

Great show today, thank you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:17am Gaylord Fields:

Late to the funky Joe + Katie part! Lacing on my four-wheelers as fast as I can and then I'll be ready to roller booooooogie! First order of business is to take Cheyenne around the rink for a birthday spin!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:18am Brian in UK:

Is this thirty years ago? Ouch.
  11:23am Greg&Amy:

Lovin it Katie... from Calgary xoxo
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:26am Hugh:

Got any Con Funk Shun or BT Express in that bag? Great set kids!
Avatar 11:28am Claw!:

Ooooh, dis set, doe... FIRE!
Avatar 11:36am Claw!:

My inner 13-year old always laughs at this song title...
  11:37am Brendan:

Beavis and Butthead are laughing somewhere.
Avatar 11:38am Claw!:

Avatar 11:41am Whosondephone:

Yeah baby!!!
Avatar 11:41am Cecile:

fun fact, Cathy Dennis wrote & produced Kylie Minogue's "can't get you out of my head"
Avatar 11:42am Cecile:

freeeee-style break.
Avatar 11:43am Whosondephone:

What drum machine is that?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:49am Ken From Hyde Park:

Disco lives forever! youtu.be...
  11:52am Ike:

Hi Joe! Hi Katie!
Avatar 11:54am βrian:

Zombies live forever.
Avatar 11:54am Joe McG:

Howdy Ike! And thanks everyone for listening today! Hopefully Katie will come back and do another in the new year!
Avatar 11:54am Cecile:

but what kind of life is it?
  11:56am Brendan:

Wow first I Get Lifted , then this. Very elevating. Thanks for the lift today Katie , Joe and folks . Have a great week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am JtotheK:

didn't catch the last set, will tune in via archives -- great show!
Avatar 11:58am Claw!:

Thanks Joe, thanks Katie!
Avatar 11:59am βrian:

The Magic Hour coming up:
Avatar 11:59am Cecile:

Imagination was a British R&B group that was one of the biggest bands in that country in the 80s.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00pm Brian in UK:

Big hit was Body Talk.
  12:10pm Mikeee:

Absolutely SEARING sets of music!!! Thank you Joe
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