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Playlist for 14 April 2016 Options | Dancing in your head

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Artist Song Album Label Approx. start time
Glomag  Transmission   Options     0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Arling & Cameron  We Love Dancing (Listen: Pop‑up)   Options All-In  Emperor Norton  0:03:09 (Pop‑up)
Portsmouth Sinfonia  You Should Be Dancing   Options 20 Classic Rock Classics  Philips  0:07:01 (Pop‑up)
ESG  Dance   Options A South Bronx Story  Soul Jazz  0:09:30 (Pop‑up)
The Luv'd Ones  Dance Kid Dance   Options Truth Gotta Stand  Sundazed  0:12:35 (Pop‑up)
Eddie Murray  Stepping High Dance   Options Songs In The Key Of Z, Vol. 2 (various artists)  Gammon  0:14:37 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Arling & Cameron 
We Love Dub   Options All-In  Emperor Norton  0:16:52 (Pop‑up)
L.P. Baxter, Henry Ford's Old Fashioned Dance Orchestra  Medley of Reels   Options Folk Music in America, Vol. 4 - Dance Music: Reels, Polkas, Etc.  Library of Congress  0:20:22 (Pop‑up)
Frank Pahl  Walnut Street Bridge Dance, Parts 1, 2, & 3   Options The Romantic Side of Schizophrenia  FOT  0:23:14 (Pop‑up)
Joni Mitchell  All I Want   Options Blue  Reprise  0:26:12 (Pop‑up)
Jenny Lysander  Dancing on the Edge   Options Northern Folk  Beating Drum  0:29:42 (Pop‑up)
Cream  Dance The Night Away   Options Disraeli Gears  Atco  0:33:03 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Tommy McCook & The Agrovators 
Dance With Me   Options King Tubby Meets the Agrovators at Dub Station  Live and Love; Trojan  0:36:35 (Pop‑up)
Whittal's Anglo Persians  Dance Of The Blue Danube   Options Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries - Music from the Television Series (various artists)  Australian Broadcasting Company  0:40:15 (Pop‑up)
Les Baxter and His Orchestra  Sabre Dance   Options Ultra-Lounge, Vol 3: Space Capades (various artists)  Capitol  0:43:06 (Pop‑up)
Yma Sumac  Wayra (Dance of the Winds)   Options Voice of the Xtabay  Capitol  0:45:44 (Pop‑up)
People Like Us & Ergo Phizmiz  Social Folk Dance   Options Rhapsody in Glue  Arts Council, England  0:48:46 (Pop‑up)
T. Lance & the Coctails  Aba-Daba-Do Dance   Options Greasy Kid Stuff: Songs from Inside the Radio (various artists)  Confidential  0:53:43 (Pop‑up)
Takeshi Terauchi and the Bunnys  Hungarian Dance No. 5   Options Let's Go Classics  Zippy  0:55:56 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Shadows 
Dance On   Options Greatest Hits  Columbia  0:58:29 (Pop‑up)
Petula Clark  Dance On   Options I Love to Sing (box set)  Sequel  1:00:55 (Pop‑up)
Beach Boys  How She Boogalooed It   Options Wild Honey  Capitol  1:03:24 (Pop‑up)
Queen Latifah  Dance for Me   Options All Hail the Queen  Tommy Boy  1:05:14 (Pop‑up)
Bette Midler  Do You Want to Dance?   Options The Divine Miss M  Atlantic  1:08:56 (Pop‑up)
The El Torros  Dance With Me   Options Street Corner Symphonies, vol 9: 1957  Bear Family  1:11:39 (Pop‑up)
Freddy Fender  Vamos a Bailar   Options Interpreta el Rock  Arhoolie  1:14:20 (Pop‑up)
Ramones  Cretin Hop   Options Rocket to Russia  Sire  1:16:30 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Glenn Branca 
Bad Smells   Options Who You Staring At?  Giorno Poetry Systems  1:18:26 (Pop‑up)
Plastics  Dance in the Metal   Options Origato Plastico  Invitation  1:22:00 (Pop‑up)
T. Rex  Cosmic Dancer   Options Electric Warrior  Reprise  1:25:33 (Pop‑up)
Eugene McDaniels  Freedom Death Dance   Options Headless Heroes of the Apocalypse  Atlantic  1:29:53 (Pop‑up)
The Pogues  Thousands Are Sailing   Options If I Should Fall From Grace With God  Pogue Mahone Records/Stiff  1:34:05 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Teiji Ito 
Mama Ubu's Dance   Options King Ubu  Tzadik  1:39:31 (Pop‑up)
Mekons  Last Dance   Options Fear and Whiskey  Sin  1:42:37 (Pop‑up)
Peter's Faces  Why Did You Bring Him to the Dance?   Options Don't Make Promises: The Anthology  Castle Music  1:45:40 (Pop‑up)
Fred Astaire, Johnny Green and His Orchestra  Let's Face the Music and Dance   Options Starring Fred Astaire  Columbia  1:47:56 (Pop‑up)
Tim Maia  The Dance Is Over   Options Nobody Can Live Forever: The Existential Soul of Tim Maia  Luaka Bop  1:50:22 (Pop‑up)
The Seaford (NY) High School Stage Band  Last Dance   Options SHS Stage Band Album, 1980, Joseph Manso, director  Seaford HS Stage Band   1:52:46 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Arling & Cameron 
We Love Dub   Options All-In  Emperor Norton  1:55:48 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:31am annie:

:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:39am Charlie:

right back at ya
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:42am annie:

late start this morning.. still have to make breakfast.. you want some latkes?
Avatar 11:11am schmutz:

(yes please)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:22am Charlie:

with applesauce and sour cream, please
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am Parq:

We have a girl wearing a pancake with dolls on it, so your argument is invalid. Flake off.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:41am annie:

okey dokey, latkes and toppings are up; mine are with butter only. morning everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:44am Charlie:

Apparently, that's a girl with a latke on her head, Parq!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am annie:

treating myself to breakfast and coffee in bed this morning. legs are up, cat is by my side, coffee is within reach.. the birds are singing, sun is shining.. perfect..!!
Avatar 11:59am βrian:

@annie: You brought your own bed music, it seems.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00pm Michael:

Hiya Charlie. And howdy all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm annie:

βrian: .... ba dum bum
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm Cliff:

Afternoon everyone, glad there's a show today :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm mauri:

thursday is pancake day. forever and ever.
Avatar 12:04pm βrian:

My own Orange Man is in the front window, draped in late morning light, preening for the passersby.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:04pm JP from KC:

Woah. It's my first time on the Give the Drummer stream. I feel like I just walked through the beaded curtain in the back of the video store, except this time, I don't feel like I'll need a shower afterwards.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm JP from KC:

I wish I had more ears. I want to hear it ALL!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm Charlie:

JP from KC -- there should be more hours in the day :)
Avatar 12:05pm βrian:

@JP: Broken bottle mosh pit in the front, free love sanctuary in the rear.
  12:07pm that Mike:

hi Charlie

I love we love dancing
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07pm Charlie:

Hi:
Annie, schmutz, Parq, ßrian, Cliff (thanks for coming back!), mauri, and JP.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07pm annie:

this one we have, brian, keeps a lookout for interloper neighbor cats. ever vigilant most of the time; she is my shadow.
Avatar 12:07pm βrian:

Can someone pass the sandalwood oil?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08pm Lewis:

@Brian is on fire today...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:09pm Uncle Michael:

I've got nothing to do.
  12:09pm listener james from westwood:

We love Charlie! Yaaaaay!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm Charlie:

hiya, Lewis and Uncle Michael,
and James!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm doctorjazz:

Hi all, this Portsmouth Sinfonia is great, making me feel guilty, " I SHOULD be dancing...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:11pm annie:

my toes are wiggling and my head is bobbing.
  12:11pm Listening Out There:

Well then, get busy, Uncle Michael...
Avatar 12:12pm Dominick:

Very nice
Avatar 12:13pm βrian:

"It was the fantastic drowse and drum hum of lum mum afternoon
Nathin’ to do,
Ole Charlie, with the end of bland gladness..."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:15pm JP from KC:

I'm down the rabbit hole, now. Anybody hiring? I'm pretty sure I'm about to get fired for doing nothing but listening to FMU all day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:15pm Charlie:

Hello Dominick and Listening Out There -- happy to see you!
Avatar 12:16pm Dominick:

Oh Lordy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:16pm Lewis:

incorrect indeed!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:16pm Parq:

Eddie Murray!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:17pm Cliff:

VOIVODDDD!!! (nah, just kidding)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:17pm Michael:

Hall of Famer Eddie Murray!
  12:18pm Listening Out There:

Hmm. Can the Beach Boys' "Dance, Dance, Dance" be far away?
Avatar 12:20pm βrian:

Swank little bed groove, Charlie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:23pm Charlie:

Hi Michael! Please tell me more about Eddie Murray.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:23pm annie:

hammered dulcimer?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:25pm Parq:

Annie, the thing had only two beers, three at the most! Tipsy dulcimer at worst.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:25pm Charlie:

I believe so, annie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:26pm Charlie:

lol Parq
Listening Out There -- something like that...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:27pm annie:

you guys crack me up!
Avatar 12:27pm βrian:

Wow, can the Frank Pahl be boosted to 78?
  12:27pm rf:

loving this
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:28pm Charlie:

and now a dulcimer dulcimer
Avatar 12:28pm βrian:

@annie: That's the sign of a good egg.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:28pm Charlie:

hi rf -- thanks for dropping in :)
Avatar 12:28pm Dominick:

YAY!
Avatar 12:32pm ndbob:

afternoon Charlie and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:33pm Charlie:

Hello ndBob! How's Trix?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:37pm listener james from westwood:

Caught my first-ever bit of the WFMU app via cell service at the start of the program while on the go. Clear as a mother's old bell. Hope everyone's well!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:40pm annie:

my tracphone service is upgrading to a 3G, which might be an adroid, radio and photos are the only appeal. dragging me kicking and screaming into the 21st century. hey ndbob
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:42pm Cliff:

I'm under 40, have an iPhone, and only use it for making phone calls and checking the weather sometimes. (I know, how weird)
Avatar 12:43pm Jesse K:

Howdy Charlie and doers!
Avatar 12:44pm Dominick:

I suddenly have the urge to spin plates on sticks
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:44pm annie:

the first thing imma gonna do is delete all the app-trappings. then imma gonna load the fmu app.
Avatar 12:44pm Brian in UK:

Hello Charlie and floks. Me and the wife were paddling in the Danube last year. It were might hot in the air.

Thought Dave Edmunds for a minute there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:45pm listener james from westwood:

@annie: I took advantage of a recent trip to Portland, OR, to upgrade to an iPhone at last. Succumbed to frustration at tweeting & texting while at a conference there via a Wi-Fi-reliant iPod and a fliphone--argh! Apple Store 2 blocks from the conference venue and no Oregon sales tax. And I gleefully cycled that saved $$$ locally into Powell's Books. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:46pm Charlie:

Jesse the K! Nice to see ya!
And Brian in UK too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:48pm Charlie:

James -- I was in Portland recently meself. Also dropped a few bucks at Powell's. And at a few rekkid stores...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:49pm Lewis:

A friend of mine's kid one time referred to Yma Sumac as "that scary lady" based on a mix that I had sent them...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:52pm Parq:

Ah. Was working elsewhere, but I thought I detected the subtle PLU touch.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:53pm annie:

ljfw, one of the things i'm looking forward to on this roadtrip i'm going on is to stop at bookshops. taking my ipod just in case this phone has wifi. on the other hand, i have no idea what i'm talking about. and we'll likely go to portland, so i'm jotting that down for the anticipation factor.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:54pm Cliff:

Man, I miss hearing PLU on the schedule so much
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:54pm annie:

my son laughs at my technology block
Avatar 12:55pm ndbob:

@Annie Hi! I've had an Iphone for four years now - which I use constantly
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:55pm Lewis:

I love this one...
Avatar 12:56pm ndbob:

@annie When will your road trip start?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:58pm Lewis:

Takeshi Terauchi has been floating around lately here and on my shuffles. Time to learn more...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:00pm annie:

beginning of july, bob. i think we're starting in new england, hoping to travel through and stop to see charlie. then maybe down the coast and up... who knows.. i'll keep you posted when the intinerary is more clear.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:03pm Parq:

Cliff @ 12:54 - you know she has her own alt stream, right? On the home page, look for the link to the "Radio Boredcast" feed.
Avatar 1:03pm ndbob:

@annie Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:07pm Cliff:

Parq - no I didn't know about that, thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:07pm listener james from westwood:

Long live the Queen!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:09pm Parq:

This first Latifah album is just freakin' brilliant. Fire-breathing raps, astute sampling, great guest shots.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:10pm Uncle Michael:

Something about that Latifah may be familiar...tomorrow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:11pm Parq:

And now Bette Midler, the Jewish Queen Latifah.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:17pm Charlie:

Parq -- agreed re that 1st Latifah album -- one of my faves.
Avatar 1:27pm Roberto:

Sup Carlito
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:29pm Charlie:

Hoy, Roberto, we dancing up in here, kinda. What up with you?
Avatar 1:30pm Roberto:

I was too busy working out to be busy doing nothing. I have to say, doing nothing beats working out any old time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:34pm Charlie:

It's good to balance out doing nothing with working out. Gotta stay fit for doing all that nothing.
Avatar 1:35pm Roberto:

Word, Charles.
Avatar 1:35pm βrian:

I just got a new iPhone about a month ago. Like my old flip phone, I still basically use it as a watch. Texting is much easier, though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:39pm Mike East:

Pogues hittin' the spot. Glad I tuned in...though sorry I tuned in late.
  1:39pm frenchee:

DAAAMMMNNN, I missed Latifah??? Liking the Pogue pogo or is it an Irish jig?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:39pm Charlie:

Hello Mike East and Frenchee!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:40pm Charlie:

I'm so into computers, but somehow still have an old dumb phone. Dunno why I haven't caught up. Probably someday...
Avatar 1:43pm βrian:

The interface is quite ingenious, but it's still pretty awkward compared to a laptop.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:45pm annie:

the email tracphone sent me had a stock photo of an android(?) so i'm assuming it'll be an android. if it is, i'm going to jones for the flipper-style. no butt-dialing with that..
  1:48pm frenchee:

DANCE DANCE DANCE, I'm twistin' and crawlin', Charlie!
  1:50pm frenchee:

aw, let's get Fred-dreamy and dance! Fred never sounded so good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:50pm Charlie:

Cliff -- if you're still here, you can also download a lot of People Like Us through UbuWeb
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:50pm listener james from westwood:

No dis to Scott's bed-tune cover, I do love this version.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:51pm Charlie:

frenchee -- you tuned in for some actual dance songs :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:51pm Michael:

Song is perfect for DJ Chazaloo.
  1:51pm frenchee:

@listener james fr. ww: I love Scott's manipulations of it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:52pm Charlie:

Don't give me ideas, Michael ;) I might actually have to croon that sometime...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:54pm Michael:

I can't imagine you'd get any objections sir.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:54pm annie:

well, good the show is almost over, i can resume the day.. it was so pleasant to sit and just listen. and work. and have brunch. now to water the seedlings and stroll the yard.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:54pm Cliff:

Yep, I do know about UbuWeb, thanks Charlie :) They have the Chart Sweep that PLU played once with somebody singing over it
Avatar 1:54pm ndbob:

excellent show Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:56pm Charlie:

Oh how I love high school band records...
  1:56pm frenchee:

I thought for a minnit this was Doc Severinson. So good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:57pm Charlie:

Thanks, ndbob! Thanks everyone for dancing here today!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:57pm Matt F:

No Leo Sayer 45 played at 33? Who are you and what have you done with Charlie?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:58pm Cliff:

Thanks for the show today!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:58pm Michael:

Thanks Charlie. See ya next time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:58pm listener james from westwood:

Thanks a ton, Charlie!
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