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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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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Carlton Melton  Hidden Lights   Options Hidden Lights  Agitated  2017  LP    *   0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Gabor Szabo  Spellbinder   Options Live with Charles Lloyd  Blue Thumb  1974  LP      0:12:00 (Pop‑up)
Gerardo Iacoucci  Violenza   Options Le Avventure  Finders Keepers  2017  LP  From 1971, with H. Caiage  *   0:18:14 (Pop‑up)
Spaceheads  The Starry Plough   Options A New World in Our Hearts  Electric Brass  2017  CD    *   0:21:29 (Pop‑up)
Nahid Akhtar  Naughty Boy   Options I Am Black Beauty  Finders Keepers  2017  LP  From 1979  *   0:25:00 (Pop‑up)
Kero Kero Bonito  Break   Options The Laziest Gal in Town: Sophisticated Boom Boom 2017 Marathon Premium  WFMU  2017  CD-R  From 2016  *   0:28:39 (Pop‑up)
Wir sind Helden  Guten Tag (La Reclamation)   Options Dance with Me: Trouble's 2017 Marathon Premium  WFMU  2017  CD-R  From 2002  *   0:31:52 (Pop‑up)
Plastic Bertrand  5,4,3,2,1   Options Ca Plane Pour Moi  Sire  1978  LP      0:35:25 (Pop‑up)
George  Mony Mony   Options Schlagermoroder Volume 1 1966-1975  Repertoire  2013  CD  From 1969    0:38:04 (Pop‑up)
Nahid Akhtar  Some Say I Am Sweety   Options I Am Black Beauty  Finders Keepers  2017  LP  From 1974  *   0:50:13 (Pop‑up)
Sarah Webster Fabio  Sweet Songs   Options Soul of a Nation: Afro-Centric Visions in the Age of Black Power  Soul Jazz  2017  CD  From 1976  *   0:53:03 (Pop‑up)
The Supremes  No Matter What Sign You Are   Options What's Your Sign, Girl? Zodiac Soul 1969-1979: My 2017 WFMU Marathon Premium  WFMU  2017  CD-R  I'm playing my own premium. How gauche!  *   0:59:16 (Pop‑up)
The Jackson 5  How Funky Is Your Chicken   Options Third Album  Motown  2001  CD  question of the day    1:01:23 (Pop‑up)
The Rascals  Hummin' Song   Options The Island of Real  Columbia  1972  LP      1:04:04 (Pop‑up)
Sam & Dave  You Got Me Hummin'   Options The Best of Sam & Dave  Atlantic  1969  LP      1:07:52 (Pop‑up)
Aloe Blacc  I Need a Dollar   Options Songs Recorded in Strange Places: Samantha's 2017 Marathon Premium  WFMU  2017  CD-R  From 2010  *   1:11:26 (Pop‑up)
Bobby Womack  How Does It Feel?   Options Wilson Pickett Sings Bobby Womack  Kent Soul  2017  CD  From 1967  *   1:16:20 (Pop‑up)
Little Bob and the Lollipops  The High Road   Options Nobody But You  Mississippi  2017  LP  From 1966  *   1:17:58 (Pop‑up)
Single File: a bunch of 45s played all in a row
Albert King  Call My Job   Options single  Tomato  1978  45      1:28:25 (Pop‑up)
Steely Dan  Only a Fool Would Say That   Options single  ABC  1972  45  R.I.P. Walter Becker    1:32:30 (Pop‑up)
Doris Duke  Grasshopper   Options single  Contempo  1974  45      1:35:29 (Pop‑up)
George Jones  These Days (I Barely Get By)   Options single  Epic  1975  45      1:38:18 (Pop‑up)
Grapefruit  The Dead Boot   Options single  RCA Victor  1968  45      1:41:16 (Pop‑up)
Tom Jones  Delilah   Options single  Parrot  1968  45      1:43:18 (Pop‑up)
Steely Dan  Time Out of Mind   Options single  MCA  1980  45  last single of band's original run    1:46:47 (Pop‑up)
The Fire Engines  Big Gold Dream   Options single  Pop:Aural  1981  45      1:51:14 (Pop‑up)
Buddy Holly  It Doesn't Matter Anymore   Options single  Coral  1959  45      1:54:16 (Pop‑up)
Spring  Now That Everything's Been Said   Options single  United Artists  1971  45      1:56:17 (Pop‑up)
Clarence Ashley  May I Sleep In Your Barn Tonight Mister?   Options Live and In Person Greenwich Village 1963  Jalopy  2017  LP  October 1963, with Larry "Tex" Isley on autoharp  *   2:10:07 (Pop‑up)
Clarence Ashley  Ain't No Use to High Hat Me   Options Live and In Person Greenwich Village 1963  Jalopy  2017  LP    *   2:13:52 (Pop‑up)
Shelley Short  Fearless   Options Pacific City  Mississippi/Flippin' Yeah  2017  CD    *   2:16:09 (Pop‑up)
Gregg Allman  Once I Was   Options Southern Blood  Rounder  2017  CD    *   2:18:34 (Pop‑up)
Steve Young  Lonesome On'ry and Mean   Options Seven Bridges Road: The Complete Recordings  Ace  2017  CD  From 1972  *   2:22:56 (Pop‑up)
Neil Young  Albuquerque   Options Tonight's the Night  Reprise  1990  CD  From 1975; not Steve's brother    2:26:26 (Pop‑up)
Workhorse  Defeat   Options No Sun  Tenth Court  2017  CD    *   2:30:01 (Pop‑up)
Country Comfort  To Be Lonely   Options Wayfaring Strangers: Private Yacht  The Numero Group  2017  LP  From 1975  *   2:33:34 (Pop‑up)
Catmando  Today's the First Day of Your Life   Options Follow the Sun  Kemado  2017  CD  From 1972  *   2:36:44 (Pop‑up)
Mary Saxton  Is It Better to Live or Die   Options The Together People: Nazario Scenario 2017 Marathon Premium  WFMU  2017  CD-R  From 1966  *   2:40:07 (Pop‑up)
Erasmo Carlos  Masculino, Feminino   Options Carlos, Erasmo...  Light in the Attic  2017  CD  From 1971; with Marisa Fossa  *   2:43:12 (Pop‑up)
Randy Newman  She Chose Me   Options Dark Matter  Nonesuch  2017  CD    *   2:47:43 (Pop‑up)
Jad Fair, Tenniscoats, and Norman Blake  Thank You   Options Raindrops  Joyful Noise  2017  LP    *   2:50:48 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06am Uncle Michael:

I came in the side door.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07am Uncle Michael:

Good morning Joe. I like this record a lot.
  9:08am V Priceless:

Happy Labor Day, Joe! Unc!
Avatar 9:08am KP:

Happy holidays, Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10am Uncle Michael:

Thanks VP. Strange to be listening to Surface Noise from home!
  9:14am eileenobr:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:16am annie:

oops, late for class!! good morning all!
  9:16am Dean:

Ah, sad day. John Ashbery has died.
Avatar 9:16am BnowB - Tokey:

Happy Holiday Weekend Joe & Friends.
Avatar 9:20am BnowB - Tokey:

Ah.. that feeling of finding a partial fatty in the ashtray.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:22am Ken From Hyde Park:

Happy Labor Day to Joe and all. Will Michele be joining you today? The show last year was a blast.
Avatar 9:22am BnowB - Tokey:

Yea thats the feeling. *gerado iacoucci" Violenza. That drum time is outrageous. dig it
Avatar 9:23am Joe McG:

Good morning, everyone, and happy holiday to you if you're off work today. @Ken: No Michele today, unfortunately!
Avatar 9:25am BnowB - Tokey:

Gerado was sweet! nice save on the tube www.youtube.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26am Michele:

Avatar 9:26am BnowB - Tokey:

this is the song played www.youtube.com... no more links sorry
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26am Michele:

So much new music in the first set! xoxo JOE I've missed you!
Avatar 9:27am BnowB - Tokey:

Howdy Michelle
Avatar 9:27am Joe McG:

@Michele: Ken from HP is wondering why you aren't here with me!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:28am Michele:

That was a year ago?! In my honor you should play that Rubix Cube record
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:29am Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, Michele. Hope you're having a pleasant day, wherever you're at.
Avatar 9:30am Joe McG:

@Michele: You got it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:32am melinda:

Naughty Boy was so good.
Avatar 9:32am BnowB - Tokey:

I got Sophisticated Boom Boom .. LoVe
Girl Power!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33am annie:

i'm excited for the arrival of my swag from my old house today; the downstairs tenants returned from their trip to india and they're delivering it for me! yay, laneice and michael!!
  9:34am John in Bklyn:

Is there anything better than Filmi?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:36am Michele:

I was in the other room when the last song came on and I thought "This reminds me of Sheila B" and sure enough!
Avatar 9:37am Joe McG:

@Michele and BnowBT: Her premium is so good!
  9:38am AS from MP:

and a guten Tag and bon jour to you, Joe.
  9:39am John in Bklyn:

The other Plastic Bertrand song! haha
  9:43am John in Bklyn:

Glad I can listen without having to run off to work today, Joe. Thanks for holding it down!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:45am Michele:

Whats going on over there? OFF THE RAILS hahaha
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:45am Michele:

Sing it Joe!!!!
Avatar 9:46am BnowB - Tokey:

Gonna hop on my BMX Bike .. my true love lol
Avatar 9:47am BnowB - Tokey:

@Joe Maybe i will have to get her Premium:: )
  9:47am SeanG:

  9:48am neanderthalhead:

Love this, Joe. Play this record a lot.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:50am annie:

i love how my head continues to bob when the music is over.
Avatar 9:51am BnowB - Tokey:

Is the music in our head ever over? :)
Avatar 9:52am BnowB - Tokey:

lol @ joe
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52am Polyus:

O that's right, new Carlton Melton I have to track down. Good band, lovely gents.
  9:53am Karen in Sleepy Hollow:

Joe! Hope you had a good couple days off. So glad you're on this morning. TGFJoe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:53am annie:

actully, never, BnowB.
Avatar 9:54am BnowB - Tokey:

@annie HAHA :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:56am Polyus:

Some say I am sweaty.
Avatar 9:58am Joe McG:

@Polyus: Ha ha! Hey Karen and AS, John, Melinda, annie, SeanG, neanderthalhead, all, thanks for stopping by on this quiet Monday morning in Jersey City.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02am Mike Sin:

Oatmeal on the stove, coffee in the pot, sunshine in the sky, and Joe McG on the radio... and that's what makes a fantastic, lucky Monday morning!
Avatar 10:03am BnowB - Tokey:

long time listener.. heard your voice a long time? Its cool to have said howdy. Cheers ty "Mr. D.j." :) The accu-playlist is fun this way.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:04am annie:

here here!! @ Mike Sin
Avatar 10:05am Joe McG:

Heya, Mike! Thanks for the nice words. Heys, BnowB, glad you're enjoying the show!
  10:14am Dean:

Did you get the Go Go's tracks, JM?
Avatar 10:15am Joe McG:

I did, Dean, thanks! Fun to hear even though the fidelity isn't so hot.
Avatar 10:16am BnowB - Tokey:

Loving this I need a dollar version!! wow he was on wfmu.. just love Aloe Blacc
  10:17am Karen in Sleepy Hollow:

This Aloe Blacc track is brilliant! Must search out
  10:17am Dean:

Yeah, pre-ubiquitous microchip days.

Before the hits, the Go Go's were punk.
Avatar 10:17am BnowB - Tokey:

on wmfu cd.. could be on the old blog..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:18am Michele:

Love Samantha's premium!!!
Avatar 10:19am Mayuko:

Good morning Joe! Listening to your show while working. Not sure what else you're supposed to do on Labor Day.
Avatar 10:19am BnowB - Tokey:

found this pretty awesome..blogfiles.wfmu.org...
Avatar 10:20am BnowB - Tokey:

ugh sorry no links !! wrong one.. SORRY
Avatar 10:21am Joe McG:

@Mayuko: Ha ha, I'm doing the same. Thanks for spending some of yours with me!
Avatar 10:25am BnowB - Tokey:

Anyone know what strange place the Aloe Blacc song was recorded.
Avatar 10:28am BnowB - Tokey:

ahh awesome Ty Joe :) love him.. some french take away shows are brilliant
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:29am Uncle Michael:

Premium idea: All songs where the band is introduced by star sign, titled "Zodiac Killers".
Avatar 10:32am Joe McG:

@Uncle Michael: You're all set for next year!
  10:32am John in Bklyn:

@Mayuko You're supposed to not work! haha
Put away the work and go outside. It's a great day!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:33am Uncle Michael:

Well, I can't think of enough songs for that...I got two. Maybe someone else can fill a CD.
  10:36am Tomophobic Tom from Detroit:

So nice to hear Joe while free!
  10:37am paul:

Premium idea: Floaters b-sides.
Avatar 10:38am Joe McG:

@paul: Good one! @Tomophobic: Finally let you out of jail, Tom? ;)
  10:38am paul:

  10:39am paul:

Have you ever done an all b-sides version of single file?
Avatar 10:40am Joe McG:

@paul: No, not intentionally. I play so many b-sides, though, that maybe there is an accidental one! I should do a Single File with really silly Bs sometime.
  10:42am paul:

That would be great!
Avatar 10:43am Mayuko:

@John in Bklyn this is the sad life of freelancer, having have to celebrate labors day with some labor. but yes it's beautiful today, will try get out later when Surface Noise is done :)
Avatar 10:43am Dave the Spazz:

Joe McGasko is killin' it!
  10:44am Tomophobic Tom from Detroit:

Jail, but never prison, joe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:44am BennettCap:

It's no-show Jones! He was too drunk.
Avatar 10:44am Joe McG:

Dave! Glad you're coming back soon!
  10:44am John in Bklyn:

@Mayuko. I hear you! Yes, after Joe's show, of course. haha
  10:46am John in Bklyn:

@Mayuko. Full disclosure: I'm kind of working, too. I have to go to a rehearsal today for a gig next week. Oh well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:47am Michele:

Bill Mac killed this song at Hoof and Mouth one year!
Avatar 10:48am Joe McG:

Michele's right, Bill Mac killed Delilah and the song all at the same time!
Avatar 10:51am acid casualty:

"Everything hurtz" by the fall is the quintessential labour day song.
  10:52am judy from croton:

I so love Steely Dan. Not even a fan when they were making hits.
Now I am rabid.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:53am coelacanth∅:

greetings Joe and surfactants
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:54am coelacanth∅:

shit when did Walter Becker die?
  10:54am judy from croton:

Bought Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz w/Steely Dan (fmu record fair eons ago).
Avatar 10:54am Joe McG:

@coelacanth: Couple of days ago.
Avatar 10:54am Tokey (bnowb):

damn turntables .. oh wait i love hearing a skipping record not even kidding... if you get lucky you get "the get down" part
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:55am coelacanth∅:

rest in peace.
Avatar 10:56am Joe McG:

@Tokey: I hate TT3, but TT1 is deadsville today. I think it might be ready for the grooveyard.
  10:56am John in Bklyn:

Early hip hop DJs would kill for a break like that!
  10:57am John in Bklyn:

The skip is in 3/4! Nice.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:57am coelacanth∅:

acid c - i thought it was "paralyzed" by gang of 4.
(...or "hump day" by Tonio K?)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:59am Michele:

Yes on that Buddy Holly track.
  11:00am Dean:

Heh, Groove Yard is a really cool record store in these parts. Belongs to Rick Ballard, who once ran a record distribution company here. Catalog included hat Hut, Steeplechase, etc.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:00am Michele:

@Joe the gooveyard hahahaha
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:00am Ken From Hyde Park:

Next week will debut the "Joe's Famous Cassingles" segment?
Avatar 11:02am Tokey (bnowb):

oh i was like "elliott smith" single file?
Avatar 11:03am Tokey (bnowb):

Bob B got a great show! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:06am coelacanth∅:

there's i guy at the pub that plays $5worth of steely dan songs several times/night on the jukebox (when he's there, when i'm there)...too much dan for me to can enjoy!
- he must be seriously sad right now.
  11:06am Tomophobic Tom from Detroit:

'Twas indeed Marilyn Rovell also of the Honeys.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:07am coelacanth∅:

(me@10.57 hump day was not by Tonio K, but i don't remember who did it.)
Avatar 11:07am acid casualty:

@coelacanth. Joe should play all 3 and let us decide.
  11:09am Dean:

Heaven 17: Clockwork Orange
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:12am coelacanth∅:

tin huey! (did "hump day"...sorry -it was going to drive me nuts)
  11:13am Brendan:

Is that 'the' Smokey Hormel and the Vienna Sausages? Hi Joe and Joe folk.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:13am Webhamster Henry:

OK WFMU: Home of the Autoharps!
  11:13am Dean:

Rather, Heaven Seventeen.
Avatar 11:14am Joe McG:

@Brendan: Exactly the same!
Avatar 11:14am Brian in UK:

Hey Joe.

Did Clarence Ashley do a version of Froggy Went a Courting? I seem to remember from Harry Smith's Anthology.
  11:14am Brendan:

The name Hormel makes me think of potted meat
Avatar 11:16am Joe McG:

@Brian: I know he did "The Cuckoo" on it. Somebody did "Froggie," maybe it was he.
  11:17am John in Bklyn:

Smokey played some Brazilian music with Miho from Cibo Matto, too.
Avatar 11:19am Joe McG:

@John: Great stuff, that!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:20am Michele:

Gotta go run some errands. Have a good rest of show Joe!
Avatar 11:20am Joe McG:

Thanks for hanging, Michele! See you later this week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:20am coelacanth∅:

fer later...www.youtube.com...
  11:21am Listener Alexandra:

Good morning, Joe!
  11:23am John in Bklyn:

@Joe I hope they bring it back. I never got to see them play live.
  11:24am Doc Rock:

The Honeys later Spring + American Spring Marilyn + her sister Diane Honeys on Capital home of their producer + Marilyn's husband Brian Wilson. Honeys in the '60s Spring in da '70's
Avatar 11:25am Brian in UK:

Joe, love Harry Smith's quote on the back of the anthology. "I'm glad to say that my dreams came true. I saw America changed through music".
Avatar 11:26am Joe McG:

Hi, Alex! Thanks for the info, Doc R. @Brian: Agree, that's a real slick quote!
Avatar 11:29am Brian in UK:

Main thing is I'm keeping my skillet good 'n greasy.
Avatar 11:30am Joe McG:

@Brian: Hey!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:30am coelacanth∅:

this song's quirky.
Avatar 11:32am holland oats:

^ heh
  11:32am Dean:

Hard word to spell.
  11:33am melinda:

Nice to hear Neil
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:33am coelacanth∅:

whatdya mean he had bullet holes in his mirrors?
Avatar 11:34am Brian in UK:

Quirky in Albuqueque?
Avatar 11:35am Joe B:

wow, workhorse, this sounds great! great show as usual Joe!
Avatar 11:36am Joe McG:

Thanks, Joe B! Looking forward to 3CM to keep me company as I work upstairs this afternoon!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am BennettCap:

I want to post these lyrics in my bedroom to remind me every day.
Avatar 11:46am Joe McG:

Words to live by, Bennett!
  11:47am Dean:

"Go placidly amid the noise and haste..."
  11:47am judy from croton:

Hey Joe, this sounds like you singing
Avatar 11:48am FernandoBelmondo:

I never get tired of this record by Erasmo. Great track!
Avatar 11:48am Joe McG:

@Judy: I'm like Erasmo in so many ways! ;)
  11:49am John in Bklyn:

Wow, this set has such a beautiful vibe. Yeah, Joe!
Avatar 11:50am Joe McG:

Thanks, John! I'll spoil it any second now. :)
Avatar 11:50am northguineahills:

danks Joe, superbly monday morning soundtrack!
Avatar 11:50am Tokey (bnowb):

"laid back".. :) smiles
Avatar 11:52am Brian in UK:

Beautifully spoiled. Thanks, Joe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am BennettCap:

I like to imagine Kermit the Frog singing when I hear Randy Newman.
Avatar 11:55am Joe McG:

Thanks for listening everyone and have a nice holiday! I'll see you again next week. Maybe even later on today for polka. :)
  Swag For Life Member 11:56am tadpoles:

Thank you Joe....been labouring and listening. Cheers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57am Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, Joe. Better for polka than for tax evasion. In either case, call 201-521-1365 for prompt, courteous service.
  11:59am John in Bklyn:

Thanks, Joe! E-I-E-I-E-I-O! Nazdrowe!
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