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Options August 28, 2017: Bossa Noisa

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Aloysio de Oliveira  O Que É Bossa Nova?   Options Máximo da Bossa  Elenco  1967  LP      0:00:00 ()
João Gilberto  Corcovado   Options Brazil's Brilliant João Gilberto  Capitol  1960  LP      0:11:22 ()
Luis Bonfa  Samba de Orfeu   Options Black Orpheus (Orfeu Negro): The Original Sound Track of the Movie  Epic  1959  LP      0:13:21 ()
Bud Shank/Clare Fischer/Joe Pass  Serenidade   Options Brasamba!  Pacific Jazz  1963  LP      0:15:35 ()
Ike Quebec  Favela   Options Gaylord Fields Presents: Fayelord '66 - Gaylord's 2017 Marathon Fundraising Premium  WFMU  2017  CD-R  From 1962  *   0:17:55 ()
Zoot Sims and His Orchestra  Recado Bossa Nova Pt. 2   Options single  Colpix  1962  45      0:21:50 ()
Herbie Mann  One Note Samba   Options Brazil, Bossa Nova & Blues  United Artists  1962  LP      0:24:48 ()
Herbie Mann with Antonio Carlos Jobim  One Note Samba   Options Do the Bossa Nova with Herbie Mann  Atlantic  1962  LP  and now with words    0:29:16 ()
Maysa  Nos e o Mar (The Sea and Us)   Options The Best of the Bossa by Brazil's Best  Monument  1967  LP  From 1962    0:34:07 ()
Frank Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim  How Insensitive (Insensatez)   Options Francis Albert Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim  Reprise  1967  LP      0:36:22 ()
Nara Leão  Diz Que Fui Por Aí   Options Máximo da Bossa  Elenco  1967  LP  From 1964    0:38:57 ()
Elis Regina  Roda   Options Bossa Nova and the Rise of Brazilian Music in the 1960s  Soul Jazz  2011  CD  From 1966    0:41:04 ()
 
Delbon Johnson  Bullfrog Dressed in Soldier's Clothes   Options Goombay: Music from Bahamas 1951-1959  Bongo Joe  2017  LP    *   0:56:53 ()
Emery Cournard  Why My Craf Vex with Me   Options Slidin' on the Frets: The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Phenomenon  YaZoo  2000  CD  From 1938    0:58:36 ()
Joseph Spence  Bimini Gal   Options Happy All the Time  Hannibal  1985  CD  From 1964    1:01:28 ()
Hank Locklin  Blue Grass Skirt   Options Foreign Love  RCA Victor  1958  LP      1:04:25 ()
Margie Singleton  Jesus Is My Pusher   Options Travelin' Gals!: Diesel Smoke & Dangerous Curves 2017 Premium  WFMU  2017  CD-R  From 1974  *   1:06:59 ()
Jody Miller  Natural Woman   Options The House of the Rising Sun  Epic  1974  LP      1:09:19 ()
Curly Putman  Who Loves Who   Options Curly Putman's World of Country Music  abc  1969  LP      1:12:29 ()
The Stylistics  Doin' the Streets   Options Let's Put It All Together  Avco  1974  LP      1:15:43 ()
Bill Brandon  The Streets Got My Lady   Options Bob Holmes' Nashville Soul  Kent Soul  2017  CD  From 1976  *   1:19:34 ()
Grover Washington Jr.  Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)   Options Anthology  Motown  1981  LP  From 1972    1:23:45 ()
 
 
Single File: a line of 45s, fronts and sometimes backs
Billy Preston  Space Race   Options single  A&M  1973  45      1:36:24 ()
Earl Moodie & the Stepping Stones  Love Won't Let Me Wait   Options single  Tafari  1975  45  Thanks to Listener Bill D    1:39:32 ()
Andrea Carroll  It Hurts to Be Sixteen   Options single  Big Top  1963  45      1:42:21 ()
Jerry Lewis  Champagne and Wedding Cake/How Do You Speak to an Angel?   Options single  Capitol  1954  45  from "Living It Up" EP; R.I.P. Jerry    1:44:34 ()
Conway Twitty  Heartache Just Walked In   Options single  Decca  1971  45      1:46:45 ()
dalek i love you  Masks and Licences   Options single  Korova  1982  45      1:49:10 ()
The Church  Under the Milky Way   Options single  Arista  1988  45      1:51:58 ()
Blackfoot  Highway Song   Options single  Atco  1979  45      1:57:11 ()
Petula Clark  Downtown   Options single  Warner Bros.  1964  45      2:00:50 ()
The Jam  Town Called Malice   Options single  Polydor  1982  45      2:03:51 ()
 
The Go-Go's  Skidmarks on My Heart   Options   No Label  1981  MP3  live on 8.31.81, Emerald City, Cherry Hill, NJ    2:19:54 ()
The Go-Go's  How Much More   Options   No Label  1981  MP3  live    2:22:45 ()
The Go-Go's  Let's Have a Party   Options   No Label  1981  MP3  live    2:26:03 ()
The Go-Go's  We Got the Beat   Options   No Label  1981  MP3  live    2:27:33 ()
The Go-Go's  Surfing and Spying   Options   No Label  1981  MP3  live    2:31:36 ()
The Go-Go's  Beatnik Beach   Options   No Label  1981  MP3  live    2:33:08 ()
Smart Remarks  Foreign Fields   Options Foreign Fields: 1982-1984  Manufactured Recordings  2017  EP    *   2:35:33 ()
The Nerves  When You Find Out   Options One-Way Ticket  Alive Natural Sound  2008  CD  From 1976    2:38:32 ()
The Pandoras  About My Baby (I Could Write a Book)   Options Dream Babies: Girls and Girl Groups of the Sixties  EMI America  1985  LP  From 1967    2:40:45 ()
Bob Swanson and the Bee Jays  Out of a Book   Options Live Every Minute!  RSP  1966  LP      2:44:43 ()
Rockpile  When I Write the Book   Options Seconds of Pleasure  Columbia  1980  LP      2:46:56 ()
Elvis Costello & The Attractions  Everyday I Write the Book   Options Punch the Clock  Columbia  1983  LP      2:50:38 ()
The Monotones  Book of Love   Options The Doo Wop Box: 101 Vocal Group Gems from the Golden Age of Rock 'N' Roll  Rhino  1993  CD  From 1958    2:53:53 ()


Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 9:04am Threemoons:

Morning Joe, WoofMooPeeps, etc....Always love your intro. Yipyipyipyip.....
  Mon. 8/28/17 9:04am melinda:

Hi Joe and people!
  Mon. 8/28/17 9:05am wendy del formaggio:

Joe! This track just taught me "Bela Lugosi's Dead" starts as a bossa nova. Who knew?!
  Mon. 8/28/17 9:06am SeanG:

Howdy Joe and all
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 9:08am Ken From Hyde Park:

Good morning, Joe and Noisophiles. Swag arrived, so it's a very happy Monday!
  Mon. 8/28/17 9:08am John in Bklyn:

Hiya, Joe and Surface Noisers! That intro always reminds me of Mexican Radio by Wall of Voodoo! Do you think Stan Ridgway was influenced by The Muppets??
Avatar    Mon. 8/28/17 9:09am V Priceless:

hiya Joe!
  Mon. 8/28/17 9:10am Phillio:

Hey Joe and all! This is great! I grew up in Brazil so this is extra special.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 9:11am BnowB:

God I needed this... I don't speak spanish well and i love the music. mindless joy! And I love the song... oh so much.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 9:11am BnowB:

Portuguese sorry
  Mon. 8/28/17 9:12am John in Bklyn:

@Wendy Holy cow, I never even realized that! Context!
  Mon. 8/28/17 9:12am ?:

I just woke up and I came across portuguese at WFMU, what a good surprise. Hugs from Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 9:12am BnowB:

I used to live with a man from Brazil. ooo la la lol
  Mon. 8/28/17 9:12am Phillio:

I'm fluent in Portuguese, thus feeling right at home with the current track.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 9:14am BnowB:

Abraços from NYC :)
  Mon. 8/28/17 9:16am Phillio:

Visited São Paulo again about 2 years ago (it had been forever). It's like my wife had her own personal travel guide/translator the whole time. I'd love togo back again.
  Mon. 8/28/17 9:17am wendy del formaggio:

Orfeu Negro! My favorite soundtrack!
  Mon. 8/28/17 9:17am mauri:

a sunny day and bossa. a cool wind. squirrels chasing each other in a pine tree.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 9:18am steveo:

Bom Dia, Joe. So hard to get to work in time for the Yeps on a Monday....
  Mon. 8/28/17 9:18am Phillio:

Wonder if Joe has anything off Jobim's "Stone Flowers" on deck.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 9:19am steveo:

Or are they the yips? I can never remember.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 9:21am Passaic River Blues:

"Orfeu Negro" is such a good movie.
  Mon. 8/28/17 9:22am JakeGould:

Blame the Monday on the bossa nova.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 9:25am Joe McG:

Bom dia! Starting today in a mellow, mellow mood. Glad you could join me!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 9:27am JP from KC:

Fabulous start, Bongo Joe! This may be the most pleasant Monday morning I've had in quite some time!
  Mon. 8/28/17 9:28am Capt Hoggable:

Super Show...hows about this stunning vinyl recording of the Maximo de Bossa
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 9:28am steveo:

lovin' the mello bossa
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 9:29am KP:

Hello, Joe McGasko!
  Mon. 8/28/17 9:30am jess:

I'm loving this music too. Good morning coffee music.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 9:32am doctorjazz:

Herbie Mann must have really liked this tune (I always liked it as well). The Modern Jazz Quartet with Laurindo Almeida did a nice version of this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 9:33am BnowB:

this set is beautiful ... i think my blood pressure dropped to normal
  Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 9:34am tadpoles:

I always thought Bossa Nova translated as "New Wave"!

But the only thing I could find on the internets is "New Tendency" .. either works for me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 9:34am Uncle Michael:

Joe, I approve of your recent Bossa-jag.
Avatar Mon. 8/28/17 9:36am Dominick:

very nice
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 9:37am Brian in UK:

Hey Joe. Just doing a crossword, clue was bossa nova hit in the Sixties (3,4,4,7)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 9:38am doctorjazz:

Just got my FMU premium, can't wait to listen to it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 9:39am pantz:

What a great Sinatra song! I know he was a grade A jerk, but man could his voice emote.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 9:40am BnowB:

My fav....Jobim & How insensitive.
I remember David Lynch using this in a yard scene with a lounge chair. Lost highway?
  Mon. 8/28/17 9:40am John in Bklyn:

The Chairman did a great job with Bossas. I mean, to have lived and loved the way Frank did...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 9:41am doctorjazz:

Sorry, just don't "get" Sinatra, doesn't do anything for me...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 9:41am Planet Tyler:

Astrid cant be too far behind. But which one!!
  Mon. 8/28/17 9:42am Phillio:

Not as lush (or maybe lush in a different way?), but would love to hear Caetano Veloso's "Saudosismo".
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 9:43am pantz:

@doctorjazz Guess it's like the Blues. Some people just don't get it, others listen to nothing else.
  Mon. 8/28/17 9:43am Stanley:

Hi Joe. Enjoying a very lazy bank holiday afternoon here in England.
Hi Brian. is it sunny and hot where you are?
  Mon. 8/28/17 9:43am Phillio:

Oh man, Nara Leão..
  Mon. 8/28/17 9:43am melinda:

Great set
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 9:44am Planet Tyler:

What a nice morning of beleza tropical. I can fave this show already
  Mon. 8/28/17 9:44am Phillio:

Elis!! This set is *ezcellent*!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 9:44am Itzall Ablurr:

Too early for a Caipirinha? I've got the cachaça honey, if you got the limes! Great show this morning, Mr. McG! Monday suave...
Avatar    Mon. 8/28/17 9:44am Yair Yona:

Joe - thanks for the fun music. we're rocking here in Tel Aviv!
  Mon. 8/28/17 9:45am John in Bklyn:

Elis was the greatest. Check out the DVD from 1973, MPB Especial. It's just her and a trio... and 500 cigarettes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 9:45am Brian in UK:

Stanley, it is always sunny and hot where I am. They cancelled the racing in the Isle of Man today though. Did you enjoy the Magnetic Fields?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 9:47am steveo:

YES -- that's August for me
Avatar    Mon. 8/28/17 9:48am βrian:

Cachaça makes my head hurt.

No skies over the isthmus today. Just fog hanging low.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 9:49am Michele:

Morning Joe! Looking forward to lunching with you today!
  Mon. 8/28/17 9:49am paul:

Live in south Florida. Would kill for cool weather.
  Mon. 8/28/17 9:49am Stanley:

The Magic Fingers? Good up to a point, Brian. Bit too twee and whimsical for me but The Prof loved it. (Boy, the weather is good here)
  Mon. 8/28/17 9:51am paul:

I remember Time Life compilations.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 9:52am Planet Tyler:

There's some brazilian sci-fi on netflix - it's called "3%"
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 9:54am Brian in UK:

Stanley, I got as far as looking at the seating plan before I ducked out of buying tickets for their Barbican gig.
  Mon. 8/28/17 9:55am Stanley:

Swag? Did someone mention swag?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 9:55am Rev. Turnip Druid:

[salutes the ISTHMUS.]
  Mon. 8/28/17 9:55am Phillio:

Portuguese is definitely a tricky language. I'm lucky to have lived there for long enough and at a young enough age to have learned through total immersion. Brazil has such a deep culture/place/music, etc
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 9:57am annie:

whew! just got in the door, i have a hall pass. sorry 'm late. it's such a joy to know i planned in advance and stashed a cup of coffee in the fridge for my return from the pet-sit. hi everyone!
  Mon. 8/28/17 9:58am JakeGould:

Already like this!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 9:59am Parq:

"Bullfrog Dressed In Soldier's Clothes" begs a topical reference.
  Mon. 8/28/17 10:00am Stanley:

That was great and the first time I could make out the words (CF version by Joseph Spence)
  Mon. 8/28/17 10:02am willcrete:

This Emery Counard tune is so good! I've always wanted to know more about him... but the only think I can find is this one piece on this great Yazoo comp. He has such a cool lending of Trinidadian styles with killer slide technique. His playing is pure velocity of joy. Such good stuff for the morning.
  Mon. 8/28/17 10:03am CHAD PEARSON:

Great show Joe!
  Mon. 8/28/17 10:03am Stanley:

The master himself
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 10:03am doctorjazz:

Love the guitar playing (Spence), vocals are the oddest thing (I'm really a crank this morning, aren't I...)
  Mon. 8/28/17 10:04am willcrete:

If any listeners happen to know more about Counard, please share what you know. Details are very scarse, For that matter, what does "Why My Craf Vex with Me" mean? I know "vex" is kind of like "mess with." But what is "craf?"
  Mon. 8/28/17 10:04am Davee:

This sounds a little like Dave Van Ronk
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 10:05am MD:

Good Morning Freeform World...!!!!
  Mon. 8/28/17 10:07am John in Bklyn:

Hey CHAD! Woke up too late for Pigeoning this morning.
Avatar    Mon. 8/28/17 10:10am βrian:

I drank the coffee, Annie. I'm sorry.
Avatar    Mon. 8/28/17 10:10am βrian:

... and I ate the cold plums.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 10:11am Parq:

By the way, agree with you totally, Joe, about Black Orpheus. Saw it at Film Forum about five years ago. Completely engrossing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 10:11am MD:

I GOT TO MAIN LINE ME SOME JESUS!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 10:12am Passaic River Blues:

@Parq: I saw it at Lincoln Center about 10 years ago, and it still lingers. So beautiful.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 10:12am annie:

well, brian, it's fine i guess.... i have more plums coming in my groceries friday. hope the coffee was good, i always add sugar to the french press wth the coffee... "pre-press" application.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 10:13am Parq:

Wow, the steel guitar really sets off this Aretha cover.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 10:16am Parq:

And ow a sweet country song about fucking the milkman. Some show, Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 10:16am Parq:

"now"
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 10:17am Joe McG:

@Parq: Oh, Parq, you need to re-listen to that one. It's a real heartbreaker about uncaring parents.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 10:18am pantz:

You're really pulling the heartstrings with this set @Joe
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 10:20am Parq:

@Joe, right, I got that. One of whom fucks the milkman.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 10:21am steveo:

well, I picked a poor time to go get some tea and chat in the kitchen, didn't I? I guess later i'll be "doin' the (archive) stream"
Avatar    Mon. 8/28/17 10:22am slugluv1313:

good morning, Joe and Noisers!
aww man -- this "Who Loves Who" REALLY hits hard! damn
  Mon. 8/28/17 10:22am Stanley:

A sad and ridiculous song that last song
Avatar Mon. 8/28/17 10:22am AbeSomething:

My goodness! "Who Loves Who" just broke me to pieces.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 10:23am Uncle Michael:

I mistook Bill's voice for Teddy's.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 10:23am Joe McG:

Curly gave me chills with that song!
  Mon. 8/28/17 10:24am Stanley:

Sounds like this subject could be a genre in itself
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 10:25am Brian in UK:

Joe, remember the Goombay Dance Band?

The last songs remind me of seeing Mary Gauthier & Jason Isbell, they both say in their sets 'If you are waiting for the happy songs you better leave now'.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 10:27am ⓔⓘⓚ:

Wait, did I hear that right? Are these lyrics alleging this woman is stealing her friends' men *and* selling herself on the streets? Are there enough hours in the day for that? I wouldn't have the energy for that, personally.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 10:29am ɨkɛ:

Is that what that 5-Hour Energy stuff is for? If I drink that, will I have the stamina to steal men and whore myself out, too? I've never tried it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 10:29am Joe McG:

@Stanley: I think it is! Doris Duke does the all-time killer diller.
Avatar    Mon. 8/28/17 10:32am slugluv1313:

@ ike (recognize the SUPER KITTY!)
i agree! dudes do it all the time too -- maybe not the whoring out but lyin' and cheatin' etc. etc. etc.
i always gotta wonder who has that much time & energy on their hands!
  Mon. 8/28/17 10:33am JakeGould:

5 hour energy drink is just a pile of caffeine that makes you shit and pee a lot.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 10:33am Ken From Hyde Park:

@ ɨkɛ - Better take two, just to be sure.
Avatar    Mon. 8/28/17 10:36am βrian:

Songs from a suicidal country. Very current, that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 10:38am Joe McG:

@Brian: Ha!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 10:39am steveo:

Oh Joe, guess what? We drove by some signs that said HAZELTON this weekend, on our way to Ithaca (which is gorges). That's about where I missed our exit, costing us 30 minutes, but I'm not about to blame that on you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 10:39am Itzall Ablurr:

One of my first 45s was "Outa Space", another classic from the "other" 5th Beatle.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 10:39am ⓘⓚⓔ:

I'd get that premium!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 10:41am Joe McG:

@steveo: You made the right decision to drive away from it. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 10:42am steveo:

lol (and to spell it wrong, apparently)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 10:45am drr:

Could "craf" be a boat?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 10:47am doctorjazz:

Love this Jerry Lewis single (see, I'm not always cranky).
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 10:48am Itzall Ablurr:

Surrounded by musical giants, but he can't carry a note in a bucket, even if he's funny tripping over it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 10:48am Joe McG:

@drr: Sounds likely! Nice one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 10:50am Joe McG:

@Itzall: But have you heard his Al Jolson impression? ha ha
  Mon. 8/28/17 10:54am SeanG:

Nice!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 10:55am Cheri Pi:

Excellent choice JMcG!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 10:55am Joe McG:

@Cheri Pi: Bagpipe solos are my go-to. ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 10:56am drr:

It's A Long Way To The Top If You Want To Rock And Roll
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 10:57am Joe McG:

@drr: Always been mad at them for not pursuing that more.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 10:57am Cheri Pi:

Did they do that live I wonder?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:00am Stevel:

How in hell did I not hear The Church. Yes! Best bagpipe solo ever!

Highway Song will help me recover.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:00am Joe McG:

Another premium idea I have: Rock songs about "the road."
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:01am Itzall Ablurr:

Remember when every "Southern Rock" band had their very own "Freebird"? This is Blackfoot's.
  Mon. 8/28/17 11:02am paul:

Do not include "Life is a Highway" Do include "Thunder Road" by Robert Mitchum
  Mon. 8/28/17 11:02am Dean:

Quiet World has an entire album, "The Road." Early Steve Hackett band.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:03am Uncle Michael:

Bands writing about "the road" is the jumping of the shark.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:03am Cheri Pi:

Joe, the other day I heard on the radio 2 songs back to back both about a guy trying to get home to see his baby, and they kinda count down by distance how close he's getting, until-SUPRISE, he dies before he gets home. and thats the end of the song. I automatically thought of you immediately.
  Mon. 8/28/17 11:03am melinda:

I love Downtown!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:03am Claw!:

Groundskeeper Willie did the best version of this
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:04am Joe McG:

@paul: Ha ha. What about Bob Seger's "Turn the Page"? @Dean: Whoa! Concept LP about The Road! Must check that out. @CP: My kinda tune!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:04am steveo:

SHE SAID BOSSA NOVA!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:04am Itzall Ablurr:

Wasn't there about another 20-30 minutes to go of Blackfoot's "Freebird", er, I mean "Highway Song"?!?
  Mon. 8/28/17 11:04am Dennis Diken:

"Downtown"...wow. one of the most delectably evocative cuts of all time. with the great Bobby Graham on drums
  Mon. 8/28/17 11:04am Dean:

How about songs about elevators? Let's see, there's Carla Bley and...and...uh...
Avatar Mon. 8/28/17 11:05am Serpico:

Groundskeeper Willie is a hero to us all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:07am Joe McG:

@Dennis: One of my first favorite songs! I remember being in the back of my parents' car listening to it on the radio.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:07am Uncle Michael:

Heaven on the Seventh Floor, Dean.
  Mon. 8/28/17 11:07am paul:

@Joe, yes to Turn the Page. I actually compiled a CD of road songs for Rand Macnally, which they included with their atlas. About 20 years ago.
  Mon. 8/28/17 11:09am Dean:

Yep, UM. I figured somebody'd think of one. There's Nanci Griffith's "Love at the Five and Dime," too, now that I think of it. And the Carla Bley album was about an *escalator*.
  Mon. 8/28/17 11:10am paul:

Trying to remember the name of the Clash song that starts with "Elevator going up"
Avatar Mon. 8/28/17 11:10am Serpico:

isn't there a band called the 13th floor elevators?
  Mon. 8/28/17 11:11am paul:

Serpico. Yes, "YOU'RE GONNA MISS ME"
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:11am Itzall Ablurr:

"Rudy Can't Fail" (Clash)
  Mon. 8/28/17 11:11am Dean:

Had to cheat, Paul, but "Kola Kola."
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:11am Uncle Michael:

I heard Mrs. Miller's "Downtown" first.

Thanks, *dad*.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 8/28/17 11:11am Mike East:

Roky Erickson is playing in Jersey City next month
  Mon. 8/28/17 11:12am paul:

Thanks, Dean.
  Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:12am tadpoles:

#Dean... Television Personalities early single about living in a London tower block.."14th Floor".

Sort of about elevators if you think of living in a tower block.
  Mon. 8/28/17 11:12am Dean:

Heh, Mrs. Miller's Greatest Hits is among the couple dozen LPs in the front room with the turntable. And I'm the dad.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:12am Itzall Ablurr:

Mike East, he's playing here THIS SATURDAY, and oh hell yes I'm going!!!
  Mon. 8/28/17 11:12am SeanG:

Keith richard's guitar player
  Mon. 8/28/17 11:13am paul:

And Warren Zevon!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 8/28/17 11:13am Mike East:

Awesome Itzall! I'm jealous
Avatar    Mon. 8/28/17 11:14am βrian:

What, are you EE CUMMINGS?
  Mon. 8/28/17 11:14am Mark in Toronto:

Liverpool, you are right re: dalek
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:15am Itzall Ablurr:

I've seen him before and it's transcendent. He's still great- saw him a couple of years ago and he killed it. Well, not literally, but maybe this time.
Avatar    Mon. 8/28/17 11:16am βrian:

The wiki: .. a 1950 American musical comedy film directed by Hal Walker and starring the comedy team of Martin and Lewis and introducing Polly Bergen.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:17am Krys O.:

Waddy Wachtel was in the band that was in the original Poseidon Adventure movie.
  Mon. 8/28/17 11:18am will:

I remember hearing that Harlem shake charted pretty high a few years ago, not sure if it made it to the top 10
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:21am Jeff Golick:

Heyo.

Re "the road": I dimly recall doing a road show when I had an hour-long program on the Drummer stream way back when, and it wasn't nearly long enough.
  Mon. 8/28/17 11:22am Larry from Westwood now Chicago:

Wow. What a great live show that must have been.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:22am Joe McG:

@Krys O.: Now THAT'S some cool Waddy trivia! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:23am Joe McG:

@Jeff G: Find a link and post it here, Jeff! Would love to hear it, and I'm sure other people would, too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:23am joe mulligan:

thanks for playing this live show Joe! I listened to a lot of WMMR in the early 80s
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:26am Joe McG:

@joe: No problem! I think they sound fantastic.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:26am Michael 98145:

- fun -
  Mon. 8/28/17 11:27am rob w:

Hey I saw them in Ann Arbor on this tour!
  Mon. 8/28/17 11:27am Dean:

Brendan Mullen's book about the Masque, Nightmare in Punk Alley includes a proof sheet featuring a bunch of LA punks c.1978, including Charlotte and Belinda of The Go-Go's. Another of the photos is yours truly.
  Mon. 8/28/17 11:27am Listener Alexandra:

Loving the Go-Go goodness this morning, Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:27am steveo:

go great to hear this live Go-Go's!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:28am Joe McG:

@RobW: That's so cool! @Dean: Wow! Dish! @Alex: Hey hey!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:28am herb.nyc:

just tuned in - yeeeeah, La Go-Go's! i'm pretty sure WLIR aired a live show of theirs, maybe this very one, in early 80s. i mighta taped it. and, John Doe recently played Terry Hall at wfmu. great show (thx for not throwing me out, joe.). in his L.A. punk book, Jane Wiedlin (?) wrote a chapter, and said she was driving and cried when Rodney on the ROQ played their record, hearing her band for the first time on the airwaves. awww.
  Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:28am James in ATL:

Enjoying the show and loving the Go-Go's live! Thank Joe
Avatar Mon. 8/28/17 11:29am Dominick:

this is great
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:29am futurescamp:

This sounds great! I grew up in Cherry Hill and I wish clubs like this had still been open when I was a teen.
  Mon. 8/28/17 11:30am melinda:

Digging all the Go-Gos. Fun to relive the better parts of adolescence.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:30am Joe McG:

Should I play the encore?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:30am herb.nyc:

and to show you how big the Go-Go's were then, i stepped into Sam Goody's (on e. 57th street) and saw they were giving out a single of theirs. thanks. i saw them outdoors, at Pier 84 (nyc).
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:30am steveo:

Go-go music really makes us dance
Do the pony puts us in a trance
Do the watusi just give us a chance
That's when we fall in line
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:31am Stevel:

Yes, encore!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:31am steveo:

/me lights lighter
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:31am herb.nyc:

encore!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:31am Devin B.:

Encore!
  Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:31am James in ATL:

Encore!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:31am Joe McG:

Ok, it's a short one, why not?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:32am Stevel:

Whoooooootttttt!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:33am Passaic River Blues:

This encore is awesome!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:33am Joe McG:

If anyone knows where I can hear some punk-era Go-Go's ('77-'79), drop me a line: jmcgasko@wfmu.org
  Mon. 8/28/17 11:34am Dean:

Best underrated LA band, pre-Go-Go's, was The Eyes, featuring Charlotte, DJ Bonebrake, and Joe Ramirez.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:34am Claw!:

killer surf track!
  Mon. 8/28/17 11:34am JakeGould:

Any special reason for this Go-Gos live set? Loving it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:35am Roberto:

I think this guy from my high school class ended up marrying the bass player, Kathy Valentine. She's 7 years his senior, but hell yeah I would have too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:36am steveo:

that would have been awkward if you were both married to her at the same time....
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:37am Roberto:

They're divorced now, so...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:37am Joe McG:

@Dean: You don't have a cameo in the John Doe book, do you?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:37am Jeff Golick:

Kill 'em and leave. Amazing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:37am Roberto:

Oh wait I'm still married. NM!
  Mon. 8/28/17 11:39am Dean:

Not to my knowledge, @Joe McG. Was pleasantly surprised to find myself (and my band!) in the Mullen book.

I'm looking now for an opportunity to hear Masque-era Go-Go's for you. I know somebody who might have the goods.
  Mon. 8/28/17 11:40am Dave Wright:

Emerald City in Cherry hill , great club !
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:42am Joe McG:

You guys like this one at 45?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:42am Joe McG:

@Dean: Excellent!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:42am Uncle Michael:

I'm agnostic.
  Mon. 8/28/17 11:43am JakeGould:

No.
Avatar    Mon. 8/28/17 11:43am djsheilab:

YES! I love this even more at 45! Xo
  Mon. 8/28/17 11:43am Agent Peter:

How can we tell?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:44am Joe McG:

Sheila B.! I'm so embarrassed, but that was so FUN!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:46am Brian in UK:

Joe, kind of roller coaster show, great nonetheless. Time to walk the dog.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:47am Joe McG:

Thanks, Brian! Say hi to Mary Mack dressed in black.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:49am Joe McG:

I need another book song or two... any ideas?
  Mon. 8/28/17 11:49am melinda:

@Dean what was your band?
  Mon. 8/28/17 11:49am Dave Wright:

Saw the Go Gos in Passaic at Hitsville first tour.....
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:50am pantz:

"Here's Where the Story Ends" Sundays?
Avatar    Mon. 8/28/17 11:50am djsheilab:

Monotones' "The Book Of Love!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:50am Joe McG:

Good one, pantz! I'll see if I can find it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:50am pantz:

Of course there's Elvis Costello's book song
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:51am Joe McG:

@Sheila: Oh geez, of course!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:51am Jeff Golick:

The Book of Love is Long and Stupid (Mag Fields)?
  Mon. 8/28/17 11:51am Dean:

@melinda: The band featured in Mullen's book was The Twits. But that was one of many, among them a group called M, not to be confused with the British techno-pop M. M was the first release on Flipside Records. We were dreadful.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:52am Tim 07030:

Hi Joe! Talking heads The Book I Read
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:52am doctorjazz:

Nice segue...Booking it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:53am Mick:

Echo and the Bunnymen - Read It in Books
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:53am Joe McG:

Darn! I should've started this book idea earlier!
  Mon. 8/28/17 11:54am Cooh John:

I was anticipating this segue.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:54am Ken From Hyde Park:

Something from Booker T & the MG's, maybe?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:54am frozen_peas:

The Book of Love! (The Monotones or Fleetwood Mac)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:55am Jeff Golick:

(belatedly, old road show: wfmu.org...)
Avatar    Mon. 8/28/17 11:55am djsheilab:

Hurray!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:56am frozen_peas:

yay, instant gratification. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:56am Tim 07030:

American Graffiti soundtrack, first record I ever received as a present
  Mon. 8/28/17 11:56am Dean:

Go-Go's, Whisky, '79, not great quality: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiLnh_kGh6E&list=PLB7B83EA94047676C&index=9
  Mon. 8/28/17 11:56am medson:

Great show as always Joe.
Avatar    Mon. 8/28/17 11:57am slugluv1313:

@ Tim 07030 -- way cool gift!
  Mon. 8/28/17 11:57am Dean:

Same year, Mabuhay in SF: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVlps-Z_uWM&index=6&list=PLlTvTow8zgsg7HOzIHBYvmR9YDZ_M-nuT
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:57am Joe McG:

Thanks for listening, everyone! Hope your September gets off to a great start. See you on Labor Day!
  Mon. 8/28/17 11:58am melinda:

I think this was one of my Dad's favorite songs from his youth, I think he would dance around to it in a sort of freestyle twist.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:58am Tim 07030:

@slugluv AND I"VE STILL GOT IT
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:58am steveo:

well, that flew by! thanks joe; great show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:59am steveo:

shouldn't Bob Swanson have the BS-ers?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 11:59am pantz:

Great show, Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 12:00pm Michael 98145:

thanks again, Joe McG
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/28/17 12:01pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Book 'em, Joe!
Avatar    Mon. 8/28/17 12:02pm slugluv1313:

@ Tim 07030 -- that is freakin' awesome!!!!!!!
i still have the Beatles (in mono!) and Monkees records my parents got me when i was a kid :)
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