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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
The Zombies  Care of Cell 44   Options Odessey and Oracle (50th Anniversary Edition)  Varèse Sarabande  2017  CD  2010 remix of 1967 recording  *   0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Nancy Sinatra and Rod McKuen  Kaleidoscope   Options Love's Been Good to Me: The Songs of Rod McKuen  Ace  2017  CD  1969 from TV show  *   0:06:02 (Pop‑up)
Dion  The Dolphins   Options Dion  Laurie  1968  LP      0:08:59 (Pop‑up)
Tim Buckley  Once I Was   Options Wings: The Complete Singles 1966-1974  Omnivore Recordings  2016  CD  From 1967    0:14:44 (Pop‑up)
Neil Young  Will to Love   Options American Stars 'n Bars  Reprise  1977  LP      0:17:27 (Pop‑up)
American Music Club  On a Clear Day   Options Hello Amsterdam CD single  Reprise  1990  CD  Mark Eitzel at Montgomery Hall this Sat and also on Todd's show    0:24:35 (Pop‑up)
American Music Club  Johnny Mathis' Feet   Options Johnny Mathis' Feet Promo CD  Reprise  1993  CD  live at Slim's, San Francisco, 1993    0:27:27 (Pop‑up)
Aretha Franklin  All Night Long   Options Sweet Bitter Love  Columbia  1982  LP  From 1961    0:30:28 (Pop‑up)
Screamin' Jay Hawkins  In My Dream   Options The Planet Sessions  Ace  2017  CD  From 1966  *   0:33:32 (Pop‑up)
Pete Astor  The Getting There   Options Split Milk  Slumberland  2017  CD    *   0:46:23 (Pop‑up)
Novela  Elements   Options Change of State  Sinderlyn  2017  CD    *   0:51:31 (Pop‑up)
Tartu Popi ja Roki Instituut  Balti Mere Metropol   Options Madise Margikagu  Forward  2006  CD  Hear their set on this show two weeks ago!    0:55:25 (Pop‑up)
Stereolab  You Used to Call Me Sadness   Options Aluminum Tunes  Drag City  1998  CD  From 1996    0:58:47 (Pop‑up)
Yo La Tengo  Autumn Sweater (Kevin Shields Remix)   Options Prisoners of Love - A Smattering of Scintillating Senescent Songs 1985-2003  Matador  2005  CD  From 1997    1:03:42 (Pop‑up)
Kevin Shields  Are You Awake?   Options Lost in Translation: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack  Emperor Norton  2003  CD      1:11:21 (Pop‑up)
Melody's Echo Chamber   You Won't Be Missing That Part of Me   Options Melody's Echo Chamber  Fat Possum  2012  CD      1:12:51 (Pop‑up)
Broadcast  The Booklovers   Options Work and Non Work  Drag City  1997  CD      1:16:54 (Pop‑up)
Smokey and Miho  Blue Glasses   Options The Two EPs  Varèse Sarabande  2017  LP  From 2002  *   1:21:40 (Pop‑up)
Single File: some small records all lined up in a row
The Chuck Barris Syndicate  Baja, California   Options single  Dot  1968  45  R.I.P. Chuck    1:33:58 (Pop‑up)
Ottawan  Estas O.K.   Options single  Carrere  1980  45  Thanks to DJ Stashu!    1:36:06 (Pop‑up)
Nineteen Eighty-Four  Amber Waves   Options single  Kapp  1969  45      1:39:27 (Pop‑up)
Bruce Foxton  25 or 6 to 4   Options single  Arista  1984  45      1:42:23 (Pop‑up)
Marion  Du wirst schon seh'n, was Du davon hast   Options single  Hansa  1966  45  by way of Listener Guido!    1:46:49 (Pop‑up)
Jim Stafford  Spiders & Snakes   Options single  MGM  1973  45      1:48:58 (Pop‑up)
Bo & the Generals  I Know   Options single  Island  1980  45      1:52:04 (Pop‑up)
Pep Brown  Think About the Children   Options single  Lava  1972  45      1:56:12 (Pop‑up)
Rosie and the Originals  Angel Baby   Options single  Highland  1960  45  R.I.P. Rosie    2:00:12 (Pop‑up)
Richard and Linda Thompson  Nobody's Wedding   Options Live at the Memphis Folk Club  No Label  1973  CD-R  live, Guildford, London 1973    2:19:01 (Pop‑up)
Richard and Linda Thompson  I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight   Options Live at the Memphis Folk Club  No Label  1973  CD-R  Today is Richard's birthday!    2:20:28 (Pop‑up)
Richard and Linda Thompson  Angel of Death   Options Live at the Memphis Folk Club  No Label  1973  CD-R  These are all songs from the same show    2:23:43 (Pop‑up)
Richard and Linda Thompson  You Got to Hi-De-Hi   Options Live at the Memphis Folk Club  No Label  1973  CD-R      2:25:19 (Pop‑up)
Richard and Linda Thompson  The End of the Rainbow   Options Live at the Memphis Folk Club  No Label  1973  CD-R      2:28:45 (Pop‑up)
Richard Thompson  Beat the Retreat   Options Small Town Romance: Live/Solo in New York, 1982  Hannibal  1997  CD  live at the Bottom Line, R.I.P.    2:32:31 (Pop‑up)
Ali Dineen  The Unquiet Grave   Options Light Comes In  Ali Dineen  2017  CD    *   2:37:19 (Pop‑up)
Andrew Calhoun  May Colvin   Options Rhymer's Tower: Ballads of the Anglo-Scottish Border  Waterbug  2016  CD    *   2:40:28 (Pop‑up)
John Jacob Niles  John Henry   Options I Wonder As I Wander - Love Songs and Carols  Empire Musicwerks  2006  CD  From 1957    2:45:04 (Pop‑up)
Slim Willet  Oil Patch Girls   Options Texas Oil Patch Songs  Modern Harmonic  2016  LP  From 1959  *   2:47:14 (Pop‑up)
George Barnes  Jolly Joe Clark   Options Country Jazz: The Amazing Guitar of George Barnes and His Quartet  Modern Harmonic  2017  LP  From 1959  *   2:49:52 (Pop‑up)
Stefano Marcucci  Alleluja   Options Tempo di Demoni, Papi, Angioli, Incensi e Cilici  Finders Keepers  2016  EP  From 1975  *   2:52:23 (Pop‑up)
Linda Ronstadt  The Dolphins   Options Hand Sown...and Home Grown  Capitol  1969  LP      2:54:22 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:01am Michele:

  9:03am Andal:

Mornin Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03am Guido from Cologne:

Good morning Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07am Bronwyn Bishop:

hello joe and everyone!
Avatar 9:07am Joe McG:

Good mornin' Michele, Andal, Guido, and Bronwyn! I hope your day is off to a nice start.
Avatar 9:09am Sem Chumbo:

Damned window pane flashbacks.
Hello, Joe, and those who identify as McGaskos.
  9:09am P-90:

Yip yip! Good morning Joe and Yipsters. Sounding real hi-fi on IOS app on iPhone 6S.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11am Uncle Michael:

How did you know it's a rainy morning here, Joe?
  9:13am P-90:

Always impressed by how well those Zombies tracks were recorded and mixed
Avatar 9:13am Joe McG:

Morning, Sem, P-90, and Uncle Michael. April showers.... :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13am MD:

To Quote the Great Joe Franklyn....."GOOD MORNING MY FRIENDS!!!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:16am pantz:

I haven't heard this much harmonica in the morning since I was riding the rails. Good morning, Joe.
  9:16am Dennis Diken:

Great way to start the week Joe!
Avatar 9:17am Joe McG:

Best of the morning to you, Dennis, and MD, and pantz!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:19am doctorjazz:

Hey, Joe and all.
Avatar 9:22am Joe McG:

Hey, doc!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:22am Hugo (NL):

Nice set so far! Kaleidoscope reminded me of the BAND Kaleidoscope with the song Sky Children. Would suit this set very well.
Avatar 9:24am Joe McG:

@Hugo: I like all the Kaleidoscopes, but I think the UK one is my favorite.
Avatar 9:24am ant brain:

good mornin'-happy monday, everyone
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:28am Planet Tyler:

AMC was SUCH a great live band
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31am JP from KC:

Morning, freeform fam!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31am Devin B.:

What a great song
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33am Hugo (NL):

@Joe I don't know all the variations of Kaleidoscope, though I've heard some good stories about the others ;-)
Avatar 9:34am Joe McG:

Hey Devin, JP, Planet Tyler, and ant brain!
Avatar 9:39am bigkafka:

anyone know who was on guitar on that jay hawkins track? thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:40am Planet Tyler:

No, thank YOU
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:40am tomasz.:

hello Joe, other friends
  9:41am b:

That Screamin' Jay Hawkins song was amazing!
  9:41am CC:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:45am Hughie Considine:

Joe, they recorded it 50 years ago, but it came out in '68. And Time of the Season was a hit in 1969.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:47am MD:

In the future...these are things that will affect us ...in the future...
Avatar 9:48am Joe McG:

Hey, bigkafka (sorry, can't find the name), tomasz., b., CC, and Hughie! @Hughie: Makes sense! @CC: It IS Time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:51am Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, Joe. It's a Monday, another glorious Monday!
Avatar 9:52am Joe McG:

@Ken: By God, we've made it again!
Avatar 9:56am βrian:

Once again, lead belly skies over the isthmus. One day of respite, though. Novela is helping.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57am Mick:

Good morning and happy Monday, Joe and all McGaskonites
Avatar 9:58am Joe McG:

@Brian: Feeling it. Yesterday was the one bright day we've had in two weeks, it seems. Hey Mick!
  9:59am Fernando M Pacheco:

Turkish Stereolab? nice!
Avatar 10:00am Joe McG:

@Fernando: Not too far away: They're Estonian.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:03am Greg from ZONE 5:

Morning, gang!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:04am tomasz.:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:04am Greg from ZONE 5:

Aw, man! Had this on an old college-era mix tape…
Avatar 10:05am ant brain:

stereolab into yo la tengo? bless you, joe.
Avatar 10:06am bobdoesthings:

good morning
Avatar 10:07am Joe McG:

Hey Greg! Hey bobdt!
  10:07am Hugh:

Sweater weather (Bronx beat)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:08am adrian in mpls:

Morning all!
Avatar 10:10am Joe McG:

Hey Hugh, hey adrian! Welcome to Monday.
Avatar 10:12am Cheri Pi:

Good Moo-rning everyone!
Avatar 10:12am Chris from DC:

Why yes, I am awake.
Avatar 10:14am Joe McG:

@Chris: Ah good, just checking! @CP: Good MOO-rning, Lady of the Hats!
  10:17am KP:

Hello, Joe. Dig the Echo Chamber
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:18am tomasz.:

Broadcast! always, always good
  10:19am P-90:

Kinda liking Melody's Echo Chamber back there
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:20am Michael:

Joe - isn't that The Booklovers by Broadcast?
  10:21am Alice Formato:

Hi Joe, Good Morning, Enjoying the Show. Have a Great Day:)
Avatar 10:21am Joe McG:

@Michael: Oops, you're correct, sir. Will fix! Hello, Alice! I hope you also have a great day!
  10:22am Alice Formato:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:22am Michael:

No problem - one of my favorites of theirs
Avatar 10:24am bigkafka:

@Joe: thanks for trying!!!
Avatar 10:27am Joe McG:

@kafka: Might be Joe Moretti!
  10:31am KP:

Was Something Lost in Translation, Joe?
Avatar 10:33am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Nice way to start the week Joe!
Avatar 10:33am PKNY:

No Chuck Barris, no Gene Gene the Dancing Machine.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:33am Planet Tyler:

Okay, it's way past time to favourite this show episode
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:36am tomasz.:

i like any song where the pulse continually switches back and forward between swing and straight, and this is doing it well
Avatar 10:38am Joe McG:

Glad you're enjoying the show, Planet Tyler! Hey, KP, PKNY, Todd!
  10:38am oks:

YES!! Ottawan !
Avatar 10:39am Joe McG:

Everyone: You're OK, you're smart, you're in!
  10:40am zopa:

Stuart Smalley
Avatar 10:40am bobdoesthings:

Avatar 10:40am Turnstone:

This Ottawan song is the business
  10:45am Will:

Bruce Foxton, we hardly knew ye.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:45am Uncle Michael:

What an amazing cover. Go Bruce!
Avatar 10:45am Turnstone:

Bruce Foxton had a minor hit here in the UK with a song about the Elephant Man.
Avatar 10:46am Jeff:

Really, that's how Amber Waves finishes?

I found myself on the streets of LA.

The end.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:46am doctorjazz:

Like this 25 or 6 to 4 cover. Maybe I'll figure out what it means on of these days...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:46am tomasz.:

it's all gone sort of Matt Warwick in here
Avatar 10:47am Joe McG:

@Jeff: Psyche-out, huh?
Avatar 10:50am Jeff:

Like Lucy with the football (or Ted with his pig).
Avatar 10:51am βrian:

A duet!
Avatar 10:52am Joe McG:

@Turnstone: How interesting!
Avatar 10:54am herb.nyc:

ooh, this "spiders & snakes" takes me back to wmca 57am music radio, along with "instant karma" and "spirit in the sky". as for Marion's german chanson, there's a german film fest at the Sunshine Theater on Houston st, nyc, now.
Avatar 10:55am Dominick:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:58am Hughie Considine:

Indeed, Herb: it was the golden age of the novelty song! Dr. Hook! The Streak! Mr. Jaws!
Avatar 11:00am Brian in UK:

Hey Joe and start the weekers.
Avatar 11:02am Joe McG:

Hey Brian, hope the afternoon is going well for you!
Avatar 11:03am Dominick:

Avatar 11:05am bobdoesthings:

ASMR surface noise
Avatar 11:06am bobdoesthings:

AH! don't do that to me joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:08am MD:

The Never ending cold!!!!! I and my Wife know it well...For weeks now!!!
Avatar 11:13am Marc Francis:

I thought Amber Waves was a porn star name? From Boogie Nights maybe? Or my mind might just be in the gutter on this beautiful spring morning...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:14am alanj:

Good morning. Barron Linden Trump.
  11:15am Dean:

Barry Lyndon is one of the few movies I enjoy at all, precisely because Ryan O'Neal can't act. Kubrick knew well how to divorce film from the thespian arts. But a 50-piece orchestra playing the soundtrack? Didn't The Chieftains contribute to the recorded one?
Avatar 11:15am βrian:

Can you kindly give away some tickets for venues in Wisconsin?
Avatar 11:17am βrian:

@Marc Francis: You called it:
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:17am coelacanth∅:

good morning Joe and all
Avatar 11:19am Sem Chumbo:

Hey, coel. Good to see ya.
  11:19am Anonymous Coward:

Richard Thompson?
  11:20am Anonymous Coward:

Richard Thompson!
Avatar 11:20am herb.nyc:

liz is RIGHT, plz have more ticket give-aways. I called but the phone was busy. I actually didn't totally wanna go but if you answered, joe, I was gonna say "hey, I'm listening. do more tix, plz. now give tix to the next caller".
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:22am doctorjazz:

Another Richard and Linda Track-is that them doing "...Bright Lights"?
Love these 2 (and the solo stuff after the split).
Avatar 11:22am Marc Francis:

@βrian: Ahh. Thanks! I thought so.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:22am coelacanth∅:

hey Sem -likewise!
Avatar 11:22am Joe McG:

@Brian: Ha ha ha! I'd love to. @herb: Congrats to Pedro, who won the tickets. I would have liked to heard "Time the Avenger" live, I must admit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:23am Mick:

This Richard and Linda is great! Thanks, and happy birthday Richard!
  11:23am Anonymous Coward:

A Thompson 2-fer! How about a triple play with "THe New St. George"?
Avatar 11:23am βrian:

Kind of an interesting transistor radio quality to Linda's voice.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:23am doctorjazz:

Oh, I missed that it is RT's birthday, happy Birthday!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:24am annie:

whew!!!! made it for the last half hour... glad to be here!
Avatar 11:25am bigkafka:

slayer cover???
Avatar 11:25am Joe McG:

Hey Annie! @bigkafka: Ha ha! :)
Avatar 11:27am Joe McG:

OK, just one more: The Most Depressing Song Ever Written soon to follow.
Avatar 11:27am herb.nyc:

i dogsat for a co-worker by staying in her apt for 2 nights. as thanks, she asked "i'll get a record for you" and as i read so much about "shoot out the lights", i asked for that. this was 1984ish. so glad i dld.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:28am Bronwyn Bishop:

so cool! thanks joe!
Avatar 11:30am herb.nyc:

most depressing song? (how'd that most deadly joke go, via monty python?)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:31am doctorjazz:

This is definitely up there with the most depressing songs-Withered and Died competes (RT has quite a collection of them...)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am doctorjazz:

Richard doesn't sound quite like I'm used to...
Avatar 11:32am herb.nyc:

i learned of this depressing song via an Elvis Costello concert. i think 1 or 2 people committed suicide at song's end.
Avatar 11:34am Joe McG:

@docjazz: Yes, Richard is not exactly known as Mr. Uplift.
Avatar 11:34am herb.nyc:

for upbeat, b'vegan website gave a link to the new New Pornographers record. i may just hafta go there now...
  11:34am Ike:

Great song. Even the audience's applause sounded depressed, heh.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:35am doctorjazz:

Now, THIS is cheery!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:35am alanj:

Happy Birthday Richard Thompson there is nothing to live for
Avatar 11:36am Joe McG:

@alanj: Ha ha ha! Somehow he slogs through.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:36am TR In MI:

Richard and Linda Thompson and the SmileTime Fun Brigade
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:37am alanj:

it's all good. The ever-closing circle of life.
Avatar 11:37am Joe McG:

@TR: Ha ha, I don't know why they didn't think of it. They DID call one LP "Sunnyvista"!
  11:42am Ian:

thank you SO much for the RT set. I'm a hardcore fan, but the Guidlford set moved me as if it were brand new. There's lots at the end of the rainbow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:43am crateslinger:

I did it Joe. Thanks for your help. You are a patient, patient man. Everybody.... this guy, this is the guy. Talk to you next time I lose my credit card!
Avatar 11:45am Joe McG:

You bet, Ian, my pleasure! @crateslinger: Happy to help! Thanks for helping FMU!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:45am pantz:

I'm reading Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman and your music today is perfect ambiance. Thanks, Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:47am Mick:

This is a warped birthday party, even for RT. Great set!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:47am Greg from ZONE 5:

John Henry!
Word on the street is that he was a steel-drivin' man…
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:47am frozen_peas:

I will never get sick of John Henry songs.
Avatar 11:48am Joe McG:

@Greg: Ha!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:50am annie:

yeah, JMcG, i'm ready to start my new payment stint. emails coming out soon or can i just call you?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53am alanj:

Thank you so much Joe I always wish your show could keep going. That George Barnes was sick. And excited to have my new Richard Thompson workout mix all set.
  11:54am Ian:

PS there is an RT Pretenders link. His son in law James Walbourne is the Pretenders lead guitarist. And a very good one too. He is also in a folk duo called Sthe Rails with his wife Kami (daughter of Richard and Linda).
Avatar 11:54am Liam in Asheville:

Great show today, Joe.
Avatar 11:54am Sem Chumbo:

Joe, you brought the sun out here with today's show and gave me a chance to uncover the garlic. The garlic say thanks!
See ya next time.
  11:54am Listener Alexandra:

Thanks for another magnificent Monday morning, Joe!
Avatar 11:54am Liam in Asheville:

Loved the JJN track.
Avatar 11:55am Joe McG:

Thanks for listening, everyone! I hope you all have a great Monday and a wonderful week.
Avatar 11:56am bigkafka:

Great show. Thanks, Joe!
Avatar 11:56am herb.nyc:

more Dolphins! i learned of this song from b.bragg's "don't try this at home" cd.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57am drr:

oh yeah, that's where I've heard this.
  11:57am a listener:

I've said it before, and I'll say it again, Dolphins - A song about a person trying to find a porpoise to life.
Great show as always Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am tomasz.:

you're on probation for that pun, a listener
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