Busy Doing Nothing with Charlie Options | A virtual supermarket sweep of recorded history, with an emphasis on processed cheese.

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Playlist for 30 March 2017 Options | Just can't go to sleep

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Artist Song Album Label Approx. start time
Benny Carter  Sleep   Options 78 (originally) (found here)  Vocalion   
Kinks  Just Can't Go to Sleep   Options You Really Got Me  Reprise  0:02:31 (Pop‑up)
Wretched Refuse String Band  Tossin' and Turnin'   Options Wretched Refuse String Band  Beet  0:04:34 (Pop‑up)
Bob Dorough  I Had the Craziest Dream   Options Devil May Care  Bethlehem  0:06:59 (Pop‑up)
Monkees  Love Is Only Sleeping   Options Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd.  Colgems; Rhino  0:09:37 (Pop‑up)
Robert Wyatt  Heaps of Sheeps   Options Shleep  Thirsty Ear  0:12:00 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Dave Pell Octet 
I Had the Craziest Dream   Options I Had the Craziest Dream  Capitol  0:16:40 (Pop‑up)
Ovni  Sueño un Camino   Options Obsession (various artists)  Bully  0:19:57 (Pop‑up)
Peggy Lee  Something I Dreamed Last Night   Options Dream Street  Decca  0:22:37 (Pop‑up)
The Electric Prunes  I Had too Much to Dream (Last Night)   Options The Electric Prunes  Elektra  0:24:43 (Pop‑up)
Go-Go's  You Can't Walk In Your Sleep (If You Can't Sleep)   Options Beauty and the Beat  I.R.S.  0:27:38 (Pop‑up)
Incredible String Band  No Sleep Blues   Options The 5000 Spirits or The Layers of the Onion  Elektra; Hannibal reissue  0:30:40 (Pop‑up)
Petula Clark  Have Another Dream on Me   Options Petula  Warner Bros.  0:34:05 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Angelo Badalamenti 
Twin Peaks Theme   Options Twin Peaks (soundtrack)  Warner Bros.  0:37:55 (Pop‑up)
Beach Boys  Kiss Me Baby   Options The Beach Boys Today!  Capitol  0:41:42 (Pop‑up)
Gelbart  The Big Sleep   Options Preemptive musical offerings to satisfy our future masters  Gagarin  0:44:35 (Pop‑up)
Everly Brothers  Sleepless Nights   Options It's Everly Time  Warner Bros.  0:46:57 (Pop‑up)
Fleetwood Mac  My Dream   Options Then Play On  Reprise  0:49:08 (Pop‑up)
Soul Coughing  Sleepless   Options Irresistible Bliss  Slash/Warner Bros.  0:52:45 (Pop‑up)
Terry Lee  TL's Sleepwalk   Options found here, on Little Danny's Office Naps site!  T.L. Sound Co.  0:57:28 (Pop‑up)
Cher  I Go to Sleep   Options Absolutely the Best  Fuel  1:00:34 (Pop‑up)
Beach Boys  I Went to Sleep   Options 20/20  Capitol  1:03:08 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Hal's Dream   Options Wunderland  Ata Tak  1:04:29 (Pop‑up)
Hogy Carmichael, Perry Botkin and His Orchestra  Two Sleepy People (with Ella Logan, vocal)   Options Hoagy Sings and Plays Carmichael (various artists)  King Jazz  1:09:23 (Pop‑up)
Fred Lowery  Sleepy Lagoon   Options Walking Along Kicking the Leaves  Decca  1:12:35 (Pop‑up)
Peter Schickele  Hamlet's Soliloquy   Options P.D.Q. Bach & Peter Schickele: The Jekyll and Hyde Tour  Telarc  1:15:00 (Pop‑up)
Statler Brothers  Flowers on the Wall   Options Best of  Mercury  1:15:58 (Pop‑up)
Air  J'ai Dormi Sous l'Eau   Options Premiers Symptomes  Astralwerks  1:18:12 (Pop‑up)
Trio  Hearts Are Trump   Options Trio and Error  Mercury  1:23:59 (Pop‑up)
The Who  Pictures of Lily   Options Magic Bus  Decca  1:27:22 (Pop‑up)
The Pulse  Can Can Girl   Options 7-inch single  Atco  1:30:04 (Pop‑up)
Turtles  Sound Asleep   Options 7-inch single  White Whale  1:32:54 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Three Suns 
Sleep Walk   Options Fever & Smoke  RCA Victor  1:35:06 (Pop‑up)
The Dezurik Sisters  Go To Sleep My Darling   Options Flowers in the Wildwood: Women in Early Country Music, 1923-1939 (various artists)  Trikont  1:38:13 (Pop‑up)
The Special Pillow  No More Problems   Options Sleeping Beauty  Zofko  1:41:09 (Pop‑up)
Blackalicious  Sleep   Options Nia  Quonnum  1:43:45 (Pop‑up)
Shannon and the Clams  Sleep Talk   Options Sleep Talk  1-2-3-4 Go!  1:47:16 (Pop‑up)
Talking Heads  Stay Up Late   Options Little Creatures  Sire  1:50:31 (Pop‑up)
Takeshi Terauchi & the Bunnys  Dream In The Ocean   Options Let's Go Terry!  King (Japan)  1:54:20 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Johnny Beecher (aka Plas Johnson) 
Sax Fifth Avenue   Options 45 played at 33  Warner Bros.  1:57:05 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:04am annie:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:05am Charlie:

Avatar 11:39am βrian:

Calvinism rules.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57am annie:

well, listening, but have to shut down some tabs, they're slowing down this work i'm doing.. bummer..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm Michael:

Hello Charlie! And A and B.
Avatar 12:04pm Little Danny:

Good day Charlie and all! Off to a rollicking start we are
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm doctorjazz:

Nice start, Hi Charlie and Nothing-doers. Love Benny Carter (one of the swing giants that's not so remembered these days). Got to speak to him after a show once, he was incredibly sweet as well as being a great player.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07pm Charlie:

Hola! ßrian! Annie! Michael! Little Danny! doctorjazz!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07pm Passaic River Blues:

@Brian: have to thank you for consistently reminding me of Charlie's show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07pm Carmichael:

Heya Charlie and insomniacs.
Avatar 12:07pm Little Danny:

@doctorjazz: totally agree about Carter not getting much attention these days. You have any personal favorites by him (or collections of his music) that I should look into?
Avatar 12:09pm Dominick:

Ever try to use a video monitor as a mirror when the image is not reversed?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm Charlie:

Howdy, Passaic River Blues! Carmichael! and Dominick!
Avatar 12:10pm Little Danny:

Love this Dorough
Avatar 12:13pm βrian:

Whilst others feed at the frequency modulated trough, we busily partake of the Eleusinian mysteries of nothingness.

(Damn, love these minkees, btw.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:15pm Charlie:

lyrics for this Robert Wyatt song: genius.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:28pm Artie Haywire:

Could use a little tuck-in over here...
Avatar 12:30pm βrian:

Oh, those boots!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:33pm doctorjazz:

@Little Danny-
I'm at work, pretty busy, but I can post a bit (can continue tonight if you wish). I think I must have 30 albums by Carter. He recorded for most of his 90+ years (?96), and had lots of great recordings. The big band stuff from early on is great (some have him on trumpet, which he had a nice style on as well as his alto). There is a great set of recordings with Django Reinhardt and Coleman Hawkins (have seen it as American in Paris, released in other versions as well), which smokes. Later on, he has recordings that are great; Benny Carter Jazz Giant, Further Definitions, Central City Sketches, BBB & Co (with Ben Webster and Barney Bigard), his Pablo with Dizzy Gillespie, that will keep anyone busy for a while...
Avatar 12:34pm Little Danny:

Thanks DrJ! That definitely gives me a starting place
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:34pm Parq:

Got to be 40 years or more since I last heard this ISB.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:35pm Charlie:

Hiya, Artie Haywire, Parq!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:35pm Charlie:

Parq -- this album is one of my fave faves (and much played on this show)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:36pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar 12:37pm Sem Chumbo:

Hiya, Charle, and do-nothings.
Avatar 12:41pm βrian:

"Don't give up your day dream."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:45pm Charlie:

hey Uncle Michael, Sem Chumbo!
ßrian -- haha!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:46pm Passaic River Blues:

Whoa, this is interesting.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:47pm Parq:

What I've always loved most (of many things I dig) about that ISP track is the way the chorus goes turns on a dime from a lilting English-sounding melody in the first line to an American bluesy folk sound for the balance.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:48pm Parq:

(Or turns on tenpence, if you prefer.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:51pm Charlie:

Yes, Parq, I agree. Brilliant song, the way it morphs from folk to blues. Funny lyrics too:)
  1:01pm gary mitchell:

legendary (and kind of spooky) pittsburgh am radio personality
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:03pm doctorjazz:

Cher, huh? Nice track.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:04pm Charlie:

Hi, Gary! Yes, agreed. Nice piece on the record in Little Danny's Office Naps blog (link in playlist) -- officenaps.com...
  1:06pm gary mitchell:

fantastic link, thank YOU
Avatar 1:06pm Listening Out There:

Used to have the LP of 20/20. It was a nice mess. Guess some bits were Smile leftovers...
Avatar 1:12pm Listening Out There:

"Hoagy" :)
  1:13pm gary mitchell:

even better than the bob hope / shirley ross version
Avatar 1:13pm Listening Out There:

...yeah, nice version...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:14pm Parq:

Loved that little Stardust reference in there. By the way, I'd never heard that second bridge before.
Avatar 1:19pm Sem Chumbo:

Banjo makes it. That and that bass voice.
Avatar 1:20pm Kurt Gottschalk:

ok i guess i'll have the statler brothers in my head through the weekend now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:21pm Charlie:

hi Listening Out There:
Howard Hoagland "Hoagy" Carmichael:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:22pm Charlie:

greets, Kurt!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:22pm Parq:

As Lester "Roadhog" Moran would say (speaking of the SB), well aw right!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:22pm Uncle Michael:

Watchin' cigarettes and smokin' Captain Kangaroo...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:24pm Charlie:

Mr. Green Jeans.
  1:25pm gary mitchell:

Hugh Brannum
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:27pm Charlie:

Yes! en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar 1:28pm Listening Out There:

So that was Mr. Green Jeans. Learn somethin' everyday...
Avatar 1:29pm βrian:

I missed the Beach Boys? Aw.
  1:30pm BennettCap:

Pictures of Lilly! Ooh, naughty.
Avatar 1:31pm Listening Out There:

"Pictures of Lily"? I thought this program was rated PG-13...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:33pm Parq:

Pictures of Lily?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:33pm Charlie:

lol, LOT -- it's not explicit!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:34pm Charlie:

Parq -- I don't think that was the picture in the song;)
Avatar 1:35pm βrian:

A left-handed compliment can be an effective sleep aid, don't you know.
Avatar 1:36pm Listening Out There:

Howard Kaylan's book is pretty good...he was a Turtle...
Avatar 1:36pm Roberto:

Late to the party. What'd I miss? Nothing, you say?
  1:36pm gary mitchell:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:49pm Charlie:

Hey there, Roberto! Whole lotta nothin' goin on...
  1:50pm gary mitchell:

shannon channeling joe meek
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:50pm Charlie:

LOT -- did Howard Kaylan write a book? Hmm, gotta check. They were an interesting bunch.
Avatar 1:50pm Listening Out There:

A proliferation of nothing...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:54pm Uncle Michael:

See you all later. Thanks for the music, Charlie...heading out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:54pm Charlie:

Thanks for dropping by, UM!
  1:57pm gary mitchell:

love love loved today's show
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:59pm doctorjazz:

Fun show, not it's time for my beauty rest/nap, thanks Charlie.
  2:00pm gary mitchell:

Extra points for the Bob Dorough, in this, his 94th year.
Avatar 2:00pm Listening Out There:

Zanks, Chollie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:01pm Charlie:

Thanks for tchuning in today, everyone!
  11:51am Katya Oddio:

Thank goodness for the archives! Great sleepy-time show.
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