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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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Options February 20, 2017: Scraping Shins on the Stone

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Moon Pool and Dead Band  Hospital Quiet   Options Humanizer  Midwich  2016  LP    *   0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Rajayttajat  Laajavuori   Options Raja Elektrik Millenium  Ektro  2016  CD    *   0:06:58 (Pop‑up)
TV Girl  The Getaway   Options French Exit  TV Girl  2014  LP      0:11:00 (Pop‑up)
The Feelies  In Between   Options In Between  Bar None  2017  CD  Glenn Mercer on Joe's show today!  *   0:14:42 (Pop‑up)
Plates of Cake  Papa Didn't Leave No Number   Options Office Supplies: An Unblinking Ear Mixtape  Unblinking Ear  2017  Cassette    *   0:18:54 (Pop‑up)
The Beatles  Good Morning, Good Morning   Options Anthology 2  Apple  1996  CD  From 1967    0:22:50 (Pop‑up)
The MnMs  Say Goodbye to Mary Ann   Options Melts In Your Ears 1980-1981  Burger  2016  CD    *   0:25:56 (Pop‑up)
Patsy's Rats  Hard Time Karen   Options single  La-Ti-Da  2017  45    *   0:29:07 (Pop‑up)
The Runaways  Wait for Me   Options The Best of the Runaways  Mercury  1987  CD  From 1977    0:32:39 (Pop‑up)
Spider King  Chinese Takeaway   Options Shot to Pieces  Cache Cache / Finders Keepers  2015  LP  From 1981    0:37:30 (Pop‑up)
Monopol  TV   Options Weltweit  Medical  2017  LP  From 1982  *   0:40:12 (Pop‑up)
Morricone Youth  Anarchie Road 3Km   Options Mad Max: Original Live Re-Score  Country Club  2016  LP    *   0:44:01 (Pop‑up)
The Yearning  Don't Call Me Baby   Options From Dawn to Dusk (2011-2014)  Elefant  2017  CD    *   0:47:05 (Pop‑up)
Voice of the Beehive  Don't Call Me Baby   Options Let It Bee  London  1988  LP      0:50:00 (Pop‑up)
The Lafayette Afro Rock Band  Hihache   Options Afrofunk Explosion!  Manifesto  2016  CD  From 1973  *   1:01:16 (Pop‑up)
Wells Fargo  Shades of Wells Fargo   Options Watch Out!  Now-Again  2016  LP  From 1976  *   1:07:10 (Pop‑up)
Jungle Fire  La Kossa   Options Jambú  Nacional  2016  CD    *   1:09:33 (Pop‑up)
Andrés Landero  Virgen de la Candelaria   Options Yo Amanecí  Vampisoul  2016  CD  From 1982  *   1:12:55 (Pop‑up)
Lantei Lamptey  Fish & Funjee (Komi Ke Kenam)   Options Mr Bongo Record Club Volume One  Mr Bongo  2016  CD  From 1974  *   1:17:11 (Pop‑up)
Jake Wade & the Soul Searchers  Searching for Soul, Part 1   Options Searching For Soul: Rare & Classic Soul, Funk and Jazz from Michigan, 1968-1980  Ubiquity  2005  CD      1:20:10 (Pop‑up)
Ice  The Gap   Options Afrofunk Explosion!  Manifesto  2016  CD  From 1975  *   1:23:29 (Pop‑up)
Special: Single Artist Single File - The One and Only Al Green (not dead)
Al Green  Here I Am (Come and Take Me)   Options single  Hi  1973  45      1:32:23 (Pop‑up)
Al Greene  Get Yourself Together   Options single  Hot Line Music Journal  1967  45      1:36:01 (Pop‑up)
Al Greene & the Soul Mate's  Don't Leave Me   Options single  Hot Line Music Journal  1967  45      1:38:25 (Pop‑up)
Al Green  It Ain't No Fun to Me   Options single  Hi  1973  45      1:40:31 (Pop‑up)
Al Green  I Wish You Were Here   Options single  Hi  1975  45      1:43:49 (Pop‑up)
Al Green  Hot Wire   Options single  Bell  1973  45  From 1967    1:47:19 (Pop‑up)
Al Green  Chariots of Fire   Options single  Hi  1977  45      1:50:27 (Pop‑up)
Al Green  Let It Shine   Options single  Hi  1976  45      1:53:49 (Pop‑up)
Al Green  Love and Happiness   Options single  Hi  1977  45  From 1972    1:57:59 (Pop‑up)
Bert Jansch  Night Time Blues   Options Moonshine  Reprise  1971  LP      2:12:20 (Pop‑up)
Claude Engel  Promenade   Options Puissance 13+2  Lion Productions  2015  LP  From 1971    2:18:43 (Pop‑up)
Joan Shelley  Here and Whole   Options single  No Quarter  2016  45    *   2:21:44 (Pop‑up)
Neko Case  Buckets of Rain   Options Live on WFMU 10/28/02  No Label  2002  CD-R      2:26:28 (Pop‑up)
Pearls Before Swine  Another Time   Options One Nation Underground  ESP-Disk'  1967  LP      2:30:01 (Pop‑up)
Aardvark  Very Nice of You to Call   Options Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs Present English Weather  Ace  2017  CD  From 1970  *   2:33:30 (Pop‑up)
Julie Byrne  Sleepwalker   Options Not Even Happiness  Ba Da Bing!  2017  CD    *   2:36:42 (Pop‑up)
Laurence Vanay  Le Loup Qui Pleure   Options Don't Talk to Me: Trouble's 2016 Marathon Premium  WFMU  2016  CD-R      2:40:35 (Pop‑up)
The Turtles  Lady-O   Options All the Singles  FloEdCo  2016  CD  From 1969  *   2:42:55 (Pop‑up)
Merrell Fankhauser & H.M.S. Bounty  Girl (I Am Waiting for You)   Options Things  Gear Fab  2016  CD  From 1968  *   2:45:49 (Pop‑up)
Erasmo Carlos  Vida Antiga   Options Sonhos E Memórias 1941-1972  Light in the Attic  2016  CD  From 1972  *   2:48:53 (Pop‑up)
Fred Neil  Faretheewell (Fred's Tune)   Options Fred Neil  Water  2006  CD  From 1967    2:51:30 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03am annie:

good morning!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03am Vincent Nifigance:

Hullo, Joe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07am Ken From Hyde Park:

Woof Moo Yip Yip!
  9:07am V Priceless:

Mornin', Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10am pantz:

Nope! Nope! Nope! Yep! Morning!
Avatar 9:12am Joe McG:

Happy Monday, radio pals. Hope yours is a good one so far.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13am Magda:

Gutten Morgen
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13am Passaic River Blues:

Gorgeous picks this morning, Mr. Selector.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14am pantz:

Gluten Morgen.
Avatar 9:15am Sem Chumbo:

Hiya, Joe, and McGaskos.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15am Magda:

@pantz Wie gehts?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15am pantz:

Es geht mir gut!
Avatar 9:16am Joe McG:

@PRB: I love being called a Selector!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:16am Guido from Cologne:

Hello Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17am pantz:

Ich möchte bagels.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17am Magda:

Ja, es ist ein schone tag. Sonnig ist aus. Und Ich liebe die Feelies.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:18am Magda:

That is as far as my german goes this morning. Ich spreche Englisch besser.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20am pantz:

No worries @Magda. I took 8 years of German and only remember the naughty words.
Avatar 9:21am Joe McG:

Nice work on the German, Magda. Feel free to chime in, Guido!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:21am Magda:

Hey Joe. Thank you. Hope all is well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:22am pantz:

@Joe You can't be The Decider. Dubbya already took that moniker.
Avatar 9:22am Joe McG:

@pantz: I could be the Deodorizer!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:23am pantz:

I like it @Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Pressing some Wh♂ receptors in the brain doth the Plates. Cheers!
...& it's Sgt.Pepper morning FMU...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:25am Magda:

That is fresh....woka woka woka
Avatar 9:26am Sem Chumbo:

Ringo's good this morning, isn't he?
  Swag For Life Member 9:26am tadpoles:

Time for tea and "Meet the Wife!"
  9:27am Jeffy Jazz:

Wow, nice drum mix of Good Morning!
Avatar 9:30am Todd-o-phonic:

You are hitting the new bin hard like Smokin' Joe Frazier this morning. Actually, given your love of boxing I now christen you Smokin' Joe McGasko!
Avatar 9:31am Joe McG:

@Todd: Thanks for the new moniker, Todd! Don't worry, I'll eventually start playing those folkie snoozers I love.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:32am pantz:

Then you'll be Snoozin' Joe McGasko.
Avatar 9:33am Joe McG:

@pantz: I like it! I'm a helluva good snoozer.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34am pantz:

That could be your mutant X-Men power. The Snoozer-He sleeps on crime?
Avatar 9:36am Brian in UK:

Hey Joe. Play some Wiley and you could be a Partner in Grime.
Avatar 9:39am Joe McG:

@Brian: I wish I knew what that meant! :)
  9:42am ami ad:

Good morning Mr. Joe.Good morning all.Great sounds as usual.Hope all is well at the magic factory.Enjoy it.
Avatar 9:44am Joe McG:

Hey, ami! I'm enjoying it greatly. Hope you're well!
  9:44am Brendan:

Hi Joe. Nice poppy first set. Feel free to get eclectic, spread out your records and really explore the studio space.
Avatar 9:48am Joe McG:

@Brendan: Ha ha ha. I'll consider that once I get comfortable.
  9:48am ami ad:

Yess yess.Had the pleasure of helping to hold the fort down the past Friday.Rock & Roll
Avatar 9:53am Joe McG:

@ami: Rock & Roll, indeed.
  10:00am Whiney McWhinewhine:

Marathon eh? Still waiting for my Silent Fundraiser swag.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02am pantz:

How much of a donation do I need to give for Joe to record my voicemail message in his dulcet tones?
Avatar 10:02am Joe McG:

@Whiney: Sorry, we're still sending it out. Hopefully you'll get it in the next week or so.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02am Mark the Sardine:

Go 1973!
Avatar 10:03am Joe McG:

@pantz: Not a bad fundraiser idea!
  10:04am Whiney McWhinewhine:

It's OK Joe, I know it's difficult logistically for you guys. The name was supposed to be ironic. (not bitchin' honest!)
Avatar 10:06am Joe McG:

@Whiney: No worries! This is the latest we've ever sent fall swag out, so we understand that people are a little verklempt.
Avatar 10:08am βrian:

I received my non-swag package. It was my only valentine!
  10:09am Jeffy Jazz:

Wells Fargo, the fake account setter-upers? Who knew?
Avatar 10:09am Joe McG:

@Brian: Aw, I'm glad we could be your valentine.
  10:11am Jeffy Jazz:

Can you play something by the Goldman Sachs Douche Bag Hobbyist Band?
Avatar 10:13am Joe McG:

@Jeffy: Ha! Unfortunately, I left that LP at home.
Avatar 10:13am βrian:

Spent part of last evening watching Clyde Stubblefield videos.
  10:14am Jeffy Jazz:

Ha ha! It's a hard to find gem. Self released.
Avatar 10:15am northguineahills:

Nice Andres Landero! I got a lot of his stuff on cdr from a market in Monterrey, Mexico.
Avatar 10:15am cee:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:15am Vincent Nifigance:

Lets talk about Tonsilloliths. Are guns effective for their removal?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:17am Greg from ZONE 5:

Morning, gang!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:24am Passaic River Blues:

I love this funky 10 o'clock hour!
Avatar 10:24am Joe McG:

Howdy, Greg!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:26am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Marathon Marathon Marathon's gonna come
get it goin' Monday - & hand me that hand drum
play that gittar clean - make the bass strong & clear
it's the early rare stuff from Michigan the Monday mavens wanna hear...
gotta gets the moneys - FreeForm Isn't Free
Gottta get it movin' - make webio how its oughta bees...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:28am Greg from ZONE 5:

Avatar 10:28am βrian:

Clyde lived on the Isthmus since 1971.
Avatar 10:30am PKNY:

Clyde was defintely pre-JB (he's on "Cold Sweat"), but was in the JBs. One of the few to remain after James' band left and he brought in Bootsy and Catfish Collins as replacements.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:31am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Stubblefield changed the world. Not sure what he got in return.
Avatar 10:33am PKNY:

@RRN63 - true indeed.
Avatar 10:33am cee:

"this is not a death set" - grim reaper laugh
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:34am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Another DJ said Prince footed his medical bills to the tune of $90K. Respect.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:34am Passaic River Blues:

If this were Irwin's show, Al Green would be toast. ... An "All-Al Single File" is fine by me!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:36am pantz:

Joe "Kiss of Death" McGasko?
Avatar 10:39am Joe McG:

Does Irwin hate Al Green? I didn't think anyone hated Al Green. It's beyond my comprehension.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:44am Brian C.:

I'm not familiar with this Al Green tune (Aint no fun to me). I know this is single file, but did this ever appear on an LP?
Avatar 10:45am βrian:

Yeah, it's like hating Joni Mitchell. Makes no sense.
Avatar 10:46am Joe McG:

@Brian: I think it was on "Let's Stay Together." It's the B of "Livin' for You."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:46am Passaic River Blues:

@Joe: I don't think Irwin hates Al Green. I was referring to that period of time late last year (October 2016?) where, while the rest of the world was going to shit anyway, some musician especially mentioned/feature on Irwin's show would then die soon afterward, usually within a few days. Jean-Jacques Perrey, Greg Lake, more I'm forgetting--it just kept happening.
Avatar 10:48am βrian:

I recall that now. Did Irwin play Cold Sweat recently?
Avatar 10:48am Joe McG:

@PRB: Oh, that's true! He was killing them left and right.
Avatar 10:49am Sem Chumbo:

Slaying me with the Al Green spins. Just great, thanks, Joe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:50am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

AGNFAB: Irwin Chusid's Morbid Intuition
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:51am Passaic River Blues:

Stay on his good side, Joe!
Avatar 10:56am Brian in UK:

Was Belle ever released as a 45rpm.
Avatar 10:56am Joe McG:

@PRB: I'll try! @Brian: Yep! I just played it's b-side, "Chariots of Fire."
Avatar 10:58am Brian in UK:

Joe, funny thing is, my copy is on Tamla.
  10:58am mary:

Al Green!!
Avatar 10:58am βrian:

Avatar 11:00am βrian:

Oh, it's always 3 o'clock in the morning with Al.
Avatar 11:00am KP:

Hello, President Joe
Avatar 11:00am Joe McG:

@Brian: Ooh, neat! @KP: Even I could do better.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:01am Clïff in Prägůe:

Just tuned back in. Thank you Joe for making it clear that Al Green has not passed on, I saw all those songs on the playlist and at first was like "oh, oh no...."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:02am pantz:

Is he still a reverend in Memphis? That's not far from me. I should make a trip.
Avatar 11:03am βrian:

Peter Sellers: "Luff und happiness. Yah!"
Avatar 11:05am βrian:

I gotta say I prefer the profane, pre-Rev years. But it's all good.
Avatar 11:05am still b/p:

"Listeners should be aware there is a tribute trigger in this program that could induce premature shock, gasping and sorrow. But Al's well, set ends well."
  Swag For Life Member 11:06am tadpoles:

@Brian .. Forget which movie but Peter Sellers punned on haa penis. Yes naughty!
  11:08am Cline:

What's playing in the background right now? So pretty.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:08am DCE:

Hi Joe, hi everybody! Enjoying the show live from home today for a change.
  11:08am mary:

Al was slinging 2 a year bec he's got soul!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:08am DCE:

Cline, that's Kevin Ayers
  11:10am Cline:

Thanks, DCE!
  11:11am herb.nyc:

Am listening to the show via "transistor radio", as my phone / speaker is using library's wifi, outdoors. Yeeeeeah. Now I'm gonna break Twitter protocols and post this- Jon Wurster tweet from Feb 2015- I'd be getting mail today if we didn't have government. #mydumbesttweet
Avatar 11:14am Joe McG:

@Cline: Yes, Kevin Ayers is my last hour talk bed, "Crystal Clear," looped and lovely.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:15am pantz:

In honor of President's Day, my car has done a Calvin Coolidge and chosen not to run. :(
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:15am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

My b.3rdNov. bro, Bert!
Avatar 11:16am βrian:

Another Stealth Holiday.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:17am DCE:

I'm off today too and in "gettin' shit done" mode...working on the taxes
Avatar 11:21am Joe McG:

Good show, DCE.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:22am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Clear strong right-hand finger wigglin'. Sounds like a Jorma progression. Awesome.
  11:22am Dennis Diken:

diggin' the show Joe!
Avatar 11:24am Joe McG:

Heya Dennis, thanks for droppin' in! Hope your condition is in good condition!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:28am DCE:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:28am pantz:

Lord, I love Neko Case!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:30am DCE:

I love anything off-speed
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:31am Parq:

No, wait, I liked it that way.
Avatar 11:31am Joe McG:

Tom Rapp sounds even more like an elf if you play him at 45.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am pantz:

I like hith lithp.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:33am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Munks Before Swine. He knows the use of acorns...
Speaking of B-Days - it's early but Joyeux ♓Piscean Solar Return Mr. Diken!
Avatar 11:36am βrian:

Listhp? Ith somebody Cathtilian?
Avatar 11:37am dale:

aardvark were sure to be in the front of the a-z record bins.
  11:38am herb.nyc:

Yes, YES to Neko Case. The New Pornographers will tour this year; i wonder if she'll join them.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:40am pantz:

@herb.nyc here's hoping! She didn't seem that involved with Brill Busters but I kinda liked Kathryn Calder getting more of the spotlight.
  11:40am melinda:

I like sleepwalker
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

I don't know what JulieByne looks like - but I'm pretty sure I'd marry her.
  11:45am melinda:

I didn't know the Turtles covered this
Avatar 11:46am Sem Chumbo:

incredibly Beatleesque, this.
  11:50am Mark R:

Google image her and you'll propose to her on the spot, Rev Rab!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:50am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...w/ this 12-string Rick I could - dare I say it - Rule the World...
Avatar 11:53am Cheri Pi:

Did someone say that it's national Cheri Pi day ?!?!?
Avatar 11:53am Joe McG:

Well, this may be Fred's tune, but it's also mine right now: Faretheewell, everyone! Have a great week and thanks so much for listening. Enjoy Cheri Pi Day! ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53am DCE:

isn't it always?
  11:54am Bob:

SO nice to hear Fred Neil!
  11:54am melinda:

Love Fred Neil
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:54am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

@MarkR: I knew it - just like she sounds.
Ooo - TimBuckley's hero Fred...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am pantz:

Thanks Joe! Great show, as usual.
  11:55am herb.nyc:

@pantz I think Neko has her own tour, now or v soon.
  11:55am Mark R:

Yep--she's pretty groovy on all counts!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

ThankYe MisterMickGee !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am Passaic River Blues:

Great show today: interesting segmentation leading to a harmonious whole. Thank you, Joe!
  11:56am Emily C:

Thanks for the music, Joe! Just what I needed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am Ken From Hyde Park:

Listener braveness23 mentioned Cheri Pi Day on Clay's Wake 'n' Bake this morning. So, congratulations!
  Swag For Life Member 11:58am tadpoles:

Thanks Joe... great morning.
Avatar 11:58am Brian in UK:

Thanks, Joe.
Avatar 11:58am still b/p:

Goodwill of Northern New England stores doing a sour cherry pie giveaway this week!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am Clïff in Prägůe:

Thanks Joe!
Avatar 11:59am still b/p:

...by drawing, not for every shopping sour-cherry-hungry .soul
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