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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 January 8, 2018: West Milford to Groves' End

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Gimmer Nicholson  Hermetic Waltz   Options Christopher Idylls  Light in the Attic  2016  LP  From 1969    0:00:00 ()
Mark Fosson  Chineham Wood   Options Solo Guitar  Drag City  2017  LP    *   0:05:37 ()
Niilo Smeds  Betula   Options Once You Were a Baby  Gold Stain  2017  LP    *   0:09:30 ()
Shells  Recollection   Options 2  Ginkgo  2017  LP    *   0:11:45 ()
Gunn-Truscinski Duo  Quiet Storm (Taksim III)   Options Bay Head  Three Lobed  2017  LP    *   0:16:17 ()
Gospel of Mars  Tesla   Options Gospel of Mars  Amish  2017  LP    *   0:21:28 ()
 
Blush  Labor Days   Options Blush  Arrowhawk  2017  CD    *   0:36:59 ()
Long Neck  Elizabeth   Options Will This Do?  Tiny Engines  2017  CD    *   0:39:45 ()
Lee Hazlewood  If It's Monday Morning   Options Requiem for an Almost Lady  Light in the Attic  2017  CD  From 1971  *   0:43:12 ()
Ann-Margret  Slowly   Options The Laziest Gal in Town: Sophisticated Boom Boom 2017 Marathon Premium  WFMU  2017  CD-R  From 1963    0:46:52 ()
High Society  People Passing By   Options Listen People: The Graham Gouldman Songbook  Ace  2017  CD  From 1966  *   0:49:04 ()
France Gall  Poupée de cire, poupée de son   Options Eurovision Gala: 29 Winners-29 World Successes  Red Cross  1981  LP  From 1965; watch the actual Eurovision performance here    0:51:11 ()
France Gall  Celui Que J'aime   Options Les Sucettes  Philips/Universal  2000  CD  also known as "FG," 1966    0:53:47 ()
France Gall  Le temps de la rentrée   Options Baby Pop  Philips/Universal  2000  CD  From 1966    0:55:57 ()
France Gall  Der Computer Nr. 3   Options single  Decca  1968  45  thanks to Guido!    0:58:50 ()
France Gall  Chanson pur que tu m'aimes un peu   Options 1968  Polydor/Universal  2000  CD  From 1967; from the same album comes this one    1:01:03 ()
France Gall  La Déclaration D'amour   Options single  Atlantic  1974  MP3  by request; watch here    1:04:49 ()
 
The 18th Century Concepts  Have You Seen Your Mother Baby Standing in the Shadow   Options In the 20th Century Bag  Sidewalk  1966  LP      1:12:22 ()
Mike Nichols and Elaine May  Hair Hat   Options Cass-CD: Artifacts From Irwin's Cassette Era 1974-1997  WFMU  2017  CD-R      1:14:26 ()
Ben Vaughn Combo  I Dig Your Wig   Options The Many Moods of Ben Vaughn Combo  Making Waves  1986  LP      1:16:47 ()
I, Brute Force  No Olympian Height   Options Confections of Love  Columbia  1967  LP      1:19:19 ()
Paul Winter  Fallout   Options The Cold War: Inflatable Squirrel Carcass 2017 Marathon Premium  WFMU  2017  CD-R      1:21:37 ()
 
 
Single File: a bunch of random singles all played in a row
The Fall  Hit the North Part 1   Options single  Beggars Banquet  1987  45      1:28:40 ()
The Eye-Full Tower  Carol Cartoon   Options single  SSS International  1967  45      1:31:56 ()
Johnny Darrell  The Son of Hickory Holler's Tramp   Options single  United Artists  1968  45      1:34:20 ()
Cheech y Chong  Basketball Jones Featuring Tyrone Shoelaces   Options single  Ode  1973  45      1:37:16 ()
Jimmy Lewis  Let's Call the Whole Thing Off   Options single  Tangerine  1969  45      1:41:05 ()
Brenda & the Tabulations  The Wash   Options single  Dionn  1967  45  Thanks to Todd-o-phonic Todd and Kurt; Monday is wash day, after all    1:43:49 ()
Gene and Debbe  I'll Come Running   Options single  TRX  1967  45      1:46:08 ()
The Brothers  Voce Abousou (Vo-Say Ah-Bu-So)   Options single  RCA  1976  45      1:48:26 ()
The Freshies  I Can't Get "Bouncing Babies" by The Teardrop Explodes   Options single  Razz/MCA  1981  45      1:51:11 ()
The Teardrop Explodes  When I Dream   Options single  Mercury  1980  45  not "Bouncing Babies" because I couldn't get it, either!    1:55:23 ()
 
Fairport Convention  Matty Groves   Options Come All Ye: The First Ten Years  Universal  2017  CD  Take 1, 1969; Sandy Denny vocal  *   2:13:32 ()
Fariport Convention  Matty Groves   Options House Full: Fairport Convention Live in LA, 1970  Hannibal  1986  LP  Richard Thompson, vocal    2:19:57 ()
Fairport Convention  Matty Groves   Options Live in Finland 1971  Real Gone Music/Sony  2016  CD  Simon Nicol, vocal    2:28:57 ()
 
Richard Thompson  Oops, I Did It Again   Options RT: The Life and Music of Richard Thompson  Free Reed  2006  CD  live in 2002    2:42:00 ()
Brigid Mae Power  I'm Grateful   Options The Two Worlds  Tompkins Square  2017  CD    *   2:44:40 ()
Holy  Heard Her   Options All These Words Are Yours  PNKSLM  2018  CD    *   2:48:53 ()
Bert Jansch & John Renbourn  No Exit   Options A Man I'd Rather Be (Part 1)  Earth Recordings  2018  CD  From "Bert and John," 1966  *   2:54:23 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 9:03am annie:

good morning joe!!
  Mon. 1/8/18 9:04am medson:

Good Morning Joe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 9:04am Brendan in Carroll Gardens:

ready to roll Joe! Good morning
  Swag For Life Member    Mon. 1/8/18 9:05am 12539:

Yip!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 9:05am Aaron Working In Newark:

Good morning Joe
  Mon. 1/8/18 9:06am queems:

good morning joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 9:06am Readie Righteous:

This is super good, Joe, good morning to you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 9:06am pantz:

Hey, Joe! Thanks again for the Christmas music and happy new year.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 9:07am Ken From Hyde Park:

Happy to report a swag delivery on Saturday. Up with turtles, I say! And, thank you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 9:08am Guido from Cologne:

Hello Joe!
Happy new year!
  Mon. 1/8/18 9:08am queems:

i got my swag on saturday too! what an exciting time that was
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 9:08am Aaron Working In Newark:

Yes!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 9:09am melinda:

Hi all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 9:09am Aaron Working In Newark:

hi
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 9:09am doctorjazz:

Pretty start, just stringin' us along.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 9:10am Krys O.:

Nice way to ease into the work day. Thanks, Joe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 9:14am dale:

break an acoustic guitar joe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 9:15am Joe McG:

Hey, good morning, everyone! I hope you're all feeling good this Monday morning, and thanks for spending some time with me on the radio and Internet.
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 9:15am V Priceless:

heya Joe! Nice DB BD trib on W&B!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 9:18am Ken From Hyde Park:

Just read a blurb in the paper that HBO will air a Bowie documentary at 8PM tonight. It covers the last five years of DB's life.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 9:19am dale:

that was so dreamlike that it seemed to have a snoring sound in it.
  Mon. 1/8/18 9:21am Slaboch:

Free Gunn-Truscinski Duo show tomorrow at Union Pool with Vampire Belt (Bill Nace & Chris Corsano)!
  Mon. 1/8/18 9:21am medson:

Nice way to have my morning coffee break at work.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 9:22am Joe McG:

@Slaboch: Ooh! Thanks for the head's up! @medson: And I know what you're drinking your coffee out of. :)
  Mon. 1/8/18 9:24am medson:

Yes Sir hahahaha
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 9:26am Sem:

Hello, and good morning, Joe, McGaskos, and all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 9:27am steveo:

Good morning! Coincidentally, this is the last song I played at home last night.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 9:27am steveo:

also, this and the previous track are pre-clicky starred
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 9:28am steveo:

and finally, I've missed you, Joe, and another Monday holiday next week, sigh
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 9:29am Joe McG:

@steveo: Why, thank you, steveo! Doing a Monday show always means I fall on these holidays.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 9:30am fleep:

[surfacing] greetings from a (finally) wet SoCal
  Mon. 1/8/18 9:31am Listener Robert:

This "Tesla" perfectly suits my mood right now. I had a bad night sleeping (extra long), now trouble waking up.

It was fortuitous (I thought) when Ms. Berg used to play on Mon. morning, then Ms. Trudel on Mon. at noon, because the 1st show would get me going, then then 2nd would mellow me out.
  Mon. 1/8/18 9:32am Brendan:

Digging this drum pattern on the times. A tribal hello Joe and listeners
  Mon. 1/8/18 9:33am Brendan:

toms <sp>
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 9:40am Hughie Considine:

Hitting my pop sweet spot with this Blush, Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 9:41am melinda:

This sounded kind of 90s until she mentioned cellphones.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 9:41am Joe McG:

Real nice simple pop song!
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 9:42am The Oscar:

Morning all! Seconding everyone else on this one-- lovely little song.
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 9:45am Leelee:

Sad news about France Gall. Would you consider playing La Declaration? I know it's pop-py, but still.
  Mon. 1/8/18 9:46am queems:

is she singing about west milford
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 9:46am mb:

Good morning Joe and all the peoples. Swag arrived on Friday with a surprise bonus. Joy was displayed which led to sheer terror than back to joy. Thx!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 9:47am Joe McG:

@queems: Yes, I think so! @Leelee: I will play some France, not sure what tracks yet. Just a couple since I'm anticipating a significant, better informed tribute later this week on Sheila B's show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 9:48am dale:

ray thomas couldn't live in a world without france gall...sigh.
  Mon. 1/8/18 9:50am queems:

@joe yay passaic county
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 9:50am Leelee:

Thank you, Joe; appreciate any.
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 9:53am djsheilab:

Hello Joe + friends! Thank you for "Slowly!" Nothing like Ann Margret's purr to ease us into the week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 9:54am Joe McG:

Oh, good, Sheila is here! Sheila, will you be doing something for France Gall this week on your show? No pressure! ;)
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 9:54am Leelee:

:) Was gonna ask for this one too, or Laisse Tomber les Filles Thank you!
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 9:55am djsheilab:

Oh France! Somehow I thought she'd be with us forever :(
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 9:55am djsheilab:

Joe McG—I will indeed :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 9:56am NotARealDoctor:

Oh this is terrific! Sheila B! I just logged in to mention you when I heard this song!
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 9:57am Leelee:

Will be tuning in, thank you too, @ djsheilab
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 9:57am dale:

the video for les sucettes is hilarious.
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 9:58am fred von helsing:

requiet in pacem
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 9:58am djsheilab:

NotARealDoctor—So nice that you thought of me when hearing France Gall.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:00am NotARealDoctor:

I feel like you just played Poupée de cire, poupée de son a couple weeks ago, even though I know it was way back in October when you had the all doll intro set
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 10:00am The Oscar:

Aw, love FG. @djsheilab Your Instagram was where I first heard the news, which seems appropriate :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:01am Guido from Cologne:

Cult! :-D
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 10:02am djsheilab:

Love France Gall's silly German side! This is great Joe McG—thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:02am adampsyche:

holler from Utah, Joe! Thanks for the tunes,glad to take wfmu with me on this trip.
  Mon. 1/8/18 10:02am queems:

german sure is something
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:02am Krys O.:

Der Computer Nr. 3 is great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:02am dale:

ha ha - this is great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:03am pantz:

This is zany
  Mon. 1/8/18 10:03am Listener Christoph:

Wow, that song is about computer-matched dating!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:03am NotARealDoctor:

@queems, it's definitely a language! That much I know!
  Mon. 1/8/18 10:03am Dennis Diken:

also mourning France Gall's passing, but digging the show Joe. love Ann-Margret's "Slowly," a textbook example of Otis Blackwell's writing style
  Mon. 1/8/18 10:03am Brad:

Listening in Denmark Joe. Thanks for the great show thus far!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:04am NotARealDoctor:

Wow, I hadn't heard about FG's passing until just now. Very sad. :(
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 10:04am djsheilab:

"Chanson pour que tu m'aimes"!!!!! In my top 3 France Gall songs!
  Mon. 1/8/18 10:08am sugarplumfairywolf:

I own all these FG songs yet I still am going to put off getting up so I can listen to this set.
  Mon. 1/8/18 10:09am KP:

Hello from the treadmill, Jooooooooeee
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:10am NotARealDoctor:

This is a beautiful song, makes my heart ache <3
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:10am dale:

trying to find a good johnny and france video, they performed together often...
  Mon. 1/8/18 10:13am sugarplumfairywolf:

I only recently found out that the British performer at Eurovision that year slapped France Gall!!!
  Mon. 1/8/18 10:14am queems:

i love silly albums
  Mon. 1/8/18 10:15am queems:

this sounds pretty much exactly like what i expected
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:16am annie:

here's an odd question: there's a netflix series called "Haters back off"... the lead character's name is amanda (??). she wants to break into the music industry. her singing is awful.. i wonder if she's a spin-off of another amanda we know..
  Mon. 1/8/18 10:17am queems:

i thought her name was miranda
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:18am Krys O.:

Oh, Nichols and May... <3
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:18am dale:

joe, have you ever heard 'when dalliance was in flower (and women lost their heads)?' - ed mccurdy, alan arkin and i forget the third person.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:18am annie:

in the show, she is mistakenly called amanda ... so... close..
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 10:19am βrian:

I don't feel dressed without my merkin.
  Mon. 1/8/18 10:19am queems:

this guy is making me furious
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:20am annie:

i broke my eyeteeth on N&M..
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:21am Hughie Considine:

Kind of interesting that Nichols plumbed wigs for comedy when he suffered from alopecia totalis. Maybe it helped him process his follicular deficiency?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:22am steveo:

"that's right"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:22am dale:

this sounds like steve martins' 'king tut' slowed down.
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 10:23am βrian:

Follicular deficiency, or apparent deficiency, is very much in fashion these days.
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 10:23am βrian:

With the exception of the beardy, I guess.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:24am dale:

is this the brute force of the fuh king?
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 10:25am The Oscar:

Has anyone ever made a comp of faux Tom Lehrers?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:25am Joe McG:

@dale: Yes, that's the fella.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:26am NotARealDoctor:

@The Oscar, you just read my mind, was thinking the same thing
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:26am annie:

this guy could be tom lerher
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:27am annie:

great brains think in the same gutter y'all
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 10:27am Leelee:

@Brian, eyebrows are an exception. If you've got to draw on eyebrows, for lack thereof, it's noticed. Ever notice someone w/o eyebrows? You kind of can't help noticing. Not in a good way.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:28am MD:

Hello Gang! Happy 1918...!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:28am NotARealDoctor:

I remember reading about someone else recently who copied Tom Lehrer's sound, but I can't remember who it was
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 10:29am βrian:

Some time back, a cafe forbade its employees to have facial hair, thinking it unseemly. So they shaved off their eyebrows.
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 10:29am The Oscar:

I used to work at a record store in Harvard Square down the street from Tom Lehrer's house. It was always amusing reading articles about what a recluse he was when I could see him ambling down the street nearly every day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:31am dale:

cool and strange music did nice pieces on both tom lehrer and brute force. that was a fun zine .
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:31am Cheri Pi:

Joe! First day back at work and the boards
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 10:31am Paul D:

Is Michele C. at the station? Tell her Paul D. from the comments board said thanks for the cool NJ turnpike sticker with my WFMU devo shirt.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:31am Hughie Considine:

Whoopie Goldberg made shaving off eyebrows hip, I do believe.
  Mon. 1/8/18 10:31am Dean:

Charlie Byrd plays guitar on the album on which "Fallout" appears. And the liner notes are in English and hieroglyphics. That has to be a first.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:32am Joe McG:

Hey Cheri! Happy New Year! @PaulD: I'll definitely tell her!
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 10:32am Paul D:

Thanks Joe
Happy New Year
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 10:34am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

It's the real Morning Joe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:34am northguineahills:

I don't believe I've ever heard the Fall on WFMU ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:35am Joe McG:

Hey, Todd! Ha ha @Dean: Wow!
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 10:36am glenn:

no eyebrows or a unibrow? tough decision.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:36am steveo:

@ngh Brian Turner had them on live a while ago, IIRC
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 10:36am βrian:

"I'm with Frida."
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 10:37am Leelee:

Yikes, reading Brian's and Hughie C's comments sent me to google. Surprised to see shaving off eyebrows is/was a thing.
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 10:38am βrian:

Yup, akin to a hunger strike with those employees.
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 10:38am glenn:

is hickory holler in harlan county?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:38am northguineahills:

I'm more of a Frida Kahlo *sees Brian* Damn it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:39am pantz:

It's just south of Big Bone Lick, KY.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:39am steveo:

speaking of country music, this weekend I learned that Hank Williams passed away on new year's day in 1953 (wkcr has great country music shows on sundays...)
  Mon. 1/8/18 10:39am Brendan:

Oh man poor kid!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:40am annie:

i have a friend who had her eyebrows shaved and got tatooed replacements
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:40am pantz:

Cheech & Chong!
  Mon. 1/8/18 10:40am queems:

i like all of these stories of southern hussies
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:41am Hughie Considine:

Ever since I was a little baby, I always be dribblin'... poetry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:41am karlward:

YES. "Earache My Eye" is my personal theme song. "Basketball Jones" was once in the running though, in eighth grade.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:41am annie:

i love this... i lol each time i hear it
  Mon. 1/8/18 10:41am jess:

on the radioewwwewww
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:41am dale:

yes! who all is on this? george harrison, carole king, billy preston...
  Mon. 1/8/18 10:41am queems:

so good
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:41am Parq:

Chris Shenkel, don't sing nuthin'.
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 10:41am Mister Dobalina:

That basketball was like a basketball to me....hahahah. Never heard this before!
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 10:42am CeeDubbles:

I shaved my eyebrows after seeing The Wall in Times Sq high as a mountain goat, tanked on gin and apple cider. Not a good look with a full beard and jewfro, only slightly better with a high&tight a week later.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:42am dale:

i didn't hear the cheech and chong christmas thing this year. i heard the waitresses way too much.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:43am pantz:

Alopecia Universalis has made me hip, like Whoopi.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:43am Hughie Considine:

I got more moves than Ex-Lax!
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 10:43am Jim Devoid:

Ha! Just called my kid Basketball Jones this morning!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:43am annie:

i've been wondering what to YT binge on... chhech and ching, here i caom...after the noisy hour
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:44am dale:

you can tell that single was well loved.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:44am annie:

ok, who took over my keyboard??
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:44am steveo:

Musicians who appeared on the record included George Harrison,[1] Billy Preston, Tom Scott, and Carole King (the record became the highest peaking single on which King appeared during 1973). The Blossoms and Michelle Phillips (from The Mamas & the Papas) performed vocals as cheerleaders on the track. [wikipedia]
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:45am dale:

my keyboard is so full of cat hair and cookie crumbs - amazing it still works.
  Mon. 1/8/18 10:45am eric from lake hiawatha:

I have not heard this in Years, bless you
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:46am Parq:

Digging this deep cut from the "Fatal Attraction" soundtrack.
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 10:46am βrian:

Are you sure those aren't kibble crumbs?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:47am annie:

mine is full of fabric dross... lint, etc..
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:47am JtotheK:

oh cool - 'the wash!' -- hi Joe, hi everyone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:48am dale:

i've never eaten cat food. sampled dog food when i was a kid, not so bad really.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:49am JakeGould:

Hey Joe! I did the wash yesterday!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:49am Joe McG:

Good job, Jake!
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 10:50am glenn:

bone appetit, y'all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:50am dale:

my cat peanut who had a leaky bladder got onto my mac laptop once and i chased her off and the screen was dark and i heard sizzling. by that point it was too old to bother fixing.
  Mon. 1/8/18 10:51am queems:

poor peanut
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:51am dale:

is this the gene and debbie who did 'playboy?'
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:52am Joe McG:

@dale: Yup! I played the B.
  Mon. 1/8/18 10:56am melinda:

Dale when I was a kid I sampled and liked both.
  Mon. 1/8/18 10:56am josh in the uk:

What a great song! Never heard of this band before. Love the synth.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:57am dale:

melinda - did you have a shiny coat?
  Mon. 1/8/18 10:58am josh in the uk:

Oh, it's Frank Sidebottom!
  Mon. 1/8/18 10:58am melinda:

Haha, no
  Mon. 1/8/18 10:58am Dean:

There's a theme for a show, or some portion thereof: songs by one musical artist about another musical artist. "Roll Over, Beethoven"?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:58am Joe McG:

@josh: Yes, one and the same!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:59am Krys O.:

This Teardrop song reminds me of high school.
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 10:59am Paul D:

Love this teardrop explodes song
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 10:59am Hughie Considine:

The Negro Problem was also compelled to sing about The Teardrop Explodes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:00am dale:

haven't heard this in - forever.
  Mon. 1/8/18 11:01am judy from croton:

Thinking about Sharpie as eyebrow pencil. Anyone? Hate makeup but want eyebrows
  Mon. 1/8/18 11:01am whattawino:

Julian Cope, people! Yay!
  Mon. 1/8/18 11:01am queems:

@judy i’ve done it
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:02am herb.nyc:

nice TEARDROP segment. (aside - i mentioned a "first bounce" remark that w.c. fields said in The Bank Dick, to friend yesterday)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:02am officina:

Hey Joe, Digging the TE. Looking forward to another year of great shows...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:03am Aaron Working In Newark:

Great song!!! Love this!
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 11:04am glenn:

i use sharpies to fix dings in stained wood. they'll probably work on eyebrows.
  Mon. 1/8/18 11:05am josh in the uk:

They did - Fassbender was playing FS.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:05am pantz:

Yes, "Frank, with Michael Fassbinder!
  Mon. 1/8/18 11:05am Tomophobic Tom from Detroit:

Do that to me one more time once is never enough with a test of the emergency broadcast system like you.....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:06am NotARealDoctor:

It was a decent movie, too!
  Mon. 1/8/18 11:06am Brendan:

That EAS / Kevin Ayers remix is dope
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:07am annie:

i'm so glad the EAS is anthropomorphising itself. has anyone adopted it yet?
  Mon. 1/8/18 11:08am melinda:

I wonder when and why eyebrow sculpting became the norm. I missed the memo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:08am MD:

tie your own shoe laces MAN!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:08am NotARealDoctor:

You know during his solo career, Chris Seivey wrote a computer program for the Sinclair ZX81 to create a music video on the computer. The catch was that you had to copy the B side of his record to a cassette tape, then play the cassette in your ZX81.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:09am NotARealDoctor:

Here is that music video/single if anyone cares. It's a pretty catchy tune, though. www.youtube.com...
  Mon. 1/8/18 11:11am queems:

i REALLLLY want to go to golden fest
  Mon. 1/8/18 11:12am queems:

i want to take my macedonian-american mom
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:15am karlward:

Love the Allman Brothers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:15am northguineahills:

Fairport reporting!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:15am karlward:

Oh wait.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:15am steveo:

My Macedonian deskmate was happy to hear about Golden Fest... He says that weekend in the orthodox christian new year also.. (Cool queems.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:16am dale:

i could listen to matty groves for hours.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:16am dale:

little matty warwick....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:17am northguineahills:

Matty groves is probably my favorite Fairport track.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:17am steveo:

...took the train to grove street and walked over to fmu?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:17am Joe McG:

@dale: It will only be about a half hour! :) @Brendan: Thanks, I worked on it all weekend. ;)
  Mon. 1/8/18 11:17am Will:

Wait, Matty Groves is 8 minutes long! That means....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:17am northguineahills:

haha, Will! yep!
  Mon. 1/8/18 11:18am queems:

@steveo orthodox christmas was on saturday, too. but my family just does regular christmas because it’s easier. i’ve been wanting to go to golden fest for a couple years now, so maybe this is finally the year!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:19am annie:

well, ya went and done it, you got me to clicky-star this episode..
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:19am steveo:

@queems He does both Christmases, haha. I hope you can go.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:20am northguineahills:

Hey, I'm more of an Armenian Xmas guy, (which was on Friday, the only xtian faith to celebrate it then).
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:20am MD:

when will the FMU DJ's Re-discover...SONGS FROM THE WOOD???!!!!???
  Mon. 1/8/18 11:21am judy from croton:

Strictly a personal graphic preference, eyebrows. Also somebody said i needed them. Ah, vanity.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:21am karlward:

For future reference, I would be completely OK / ecstatic with hearing different versions of "Who Knows Where the Time Goes" as well. I've never heard the Judy Collins or Nina Simone versions. It's a masterpiece of a song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:21am Joe McG:

@MD: Once our Fairport box set wears out. :) @karl: Nice idea!
  Mon. 1/8/18 11:21am queems:

@steveo that takes determination! after the first christmas, i’m christmased out. we used to do a small lunch thing on orthodox christmas when the older generation was still alive, but now that they are gone we are kind of meh on it
  Mon. 1/8/18 11:23am queems:

@md hopefully soon
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:23am karlward:

Love Merle Haggard.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:23am karlward:

Oh wait.
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 11:23am glenn:

norman and nancy blake do a good matty groves.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:24am steveo:

i think the 25th is more for his kids so they don't feel left out / sing it Richard Thompson!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:25am herb.nyc:

@glenn - are you spk'ng of Teenage Fan Club's Norman Blake? is Nancy his wife?
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 11:25am glenn:

this was the tour where fairport and zeppelin jammed in l.a. after a zeppelin show, richard burned jimmy page to the ground, and peter grant destroyed the soundboard tapes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:25am dale:

you could also slip in shady grove and no one would ever know.
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 11:25am glenn:

no, the other norman blake.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:26am MD:

GOD BLESS THE MURDER BALLAD!!!
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 11:26am vanya moscow:

well, it's a good way to learn the lyrics anyway
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:27am Joe McG:

A lot of killin' goin' on in this particular song. Violent world!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:27am steveo:

i hope the sex was good, at least
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:27am Hughie Considine:

Next I'd like to hear a more soulful take by Barry White.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:27am Joe McG:

@glenn: Wow, I never heard that story, but I don't doubt it! BTW, this "Full House" era version of "Matty Groves" KICKS ASS!
  Mon. 1/8/18 11:29am judy from croton:

Sounds like someone may have been a little high while singing. But what guitar!!!
  Mon. 1/8/18 11:29am Will:

So much for worry that the versions would sound too much alike...!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:29am dale:

4 in the morning by jesse colin young, john finn's wife by nick cave, long time man by tim rose...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:30am northguineahills:

Ok, we have a Lord Donald version, and Lord Arnold version, what's next?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:31am Booz:

Jeezum crow that's some pickin
  Mon. 1/8/18 11:31am Agent Peter:

there's always the Tom Waits version
  Mon. 1/8/18 11:32am queems:

you don’t say
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:32am dale:

i'm curious to hear the joan baez version.
  Mon. 1/8/18 11:32am queems:

ok this one is funkiest and thus my favorite
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 11:33am Asheville Jon:

no no no! no tom waits!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:33am MD:

tHIS IS cOOL joE! tHANKS!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:33am Mick:

This set is above and beyond!!
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 11:33am glenn:

holy cow, there is a tom waits version, except it's entitled mathie grove.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:33am herb.nyc:

@glenn thanks for korrecting me on blake
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:33am Joe McG:

@queems: Yes, it got a little funky. A later version of the band even did it with a reggae lilt, not kidding! Jah Arnold.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:34am abutthegreat:

All Matty Grove radio?
  Mon. 1/8/18 11:35am David in London:

Joe, don’t worry about song overkill. Please keep playing versions of Matty Goves for the next 8 weeks...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:35am steveo:

@ngh quite a list of variants at en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 11:35am glenn:

fun fact - matty groves is child ballad #81.
  Mon. 1/8/18 11:36am Will:

Jeez did even this band get into the amphetamines?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:36am dale:

ugh, just ran out of cooking propane before i got to add the 'HAM FLAVOR' packet to my pea soup. it's cooked anyway.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:37am Joe McG:

@Will: They are certainly speeding!
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 11:37am Asheville Jon:

what are the ingredients for 'ham FLAVOR' ?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:37am northguineahills:

@steveo: I think I've been to that page before, thanks!
  Mon. 1/8/18 11:37am queems:

that is some aggro fiddle
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:38am MD:

BIG ENDING!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:38am dale:

i was listing to some carolann pegg last night and i know she's a musicologist - i wonder if she works on categorizing and keeping the history of this music
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:39am dale:

hoping for an edgar winter's frankenstin conclusion.
  Mon. 1/8/18 11:40am SeanG:

happy birthday elvis presley!
  Mon. 1/8/18 11:40am KP:

Woo. Matty’s not getting up after that one
  Mon. 1/8/18 11:42am rw:

Poor Matty.
  Mon. 1/8/18 11:43am KP:

Where does Judy Dyble fit into all this
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 11:43am glenn:

irie matty.
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 11:43am Asheville Jon:

one step beyond!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:44am steveo:

Fairport is playing in Bromsgrove, England on my birthday. Should I go?
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 11:44am CeeDubbles:

WHOOPS DON"T DO IT AGAIN!
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 11:44am glenn:

judy gets short shrift, but frankly, i'd replace her with sandy denny too.
  Mon. 1/8/18 11:45am queems:

o dear
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:45am Joe McG:

@steveo: Definitely! They still got it.
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 11:45am Asheville Jon:

hmm, debating whether or not to continue to like Richard after this.....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:45am pantz:

Oh Richard, no.
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 11:45am glenn:

i love 1000 years of popular music. play i live in trafalgar square, please, joe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:46am steveo:

better work on my passport :)
  Mon. 1/8/18 11:46am queems:

well he definitely gave it the old white dude spin
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:46am Joe McG:

When he sings it, it drips with venom, doesn't it?
  Mon. 1/8/18 11:46am jess:

hilarious
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:47am Joe McG:

And now, from the silly to the sublime...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:47am Listener Scott:

He does own it. I think there are a few versions of that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:47am Scott Williams:

Thanks Joe! I wonder what he'd do with "Email My Heart"...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:48am Joe McG:

@ScottW: Or "Call Me Maybe," which would probably sound like a threat.
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 11:49am Marc Francis:

Damn. This song is gorgeous. Perfect for this snowy Quebec Monday morning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:50am Scott Williams:

@Joe, I think he might leave off the "maybe"!
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 11:51am slugluv1313:

@ steveo -- YES YES YES!!!!!!!!
@ Joe McG -- THANK YOU for a brilliant show! been listening but just hadda tell you how cool and great it is to hear those different versions of "Matty Groves;" really helps to heal a thoroughly crappy morning!
as does RT covering "Oops, I Did It Again" -- thoroughly BIZARRE but i like it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:52am Joe McG:

@slugluv: Glad you enjoyed the show!
  Swag For Life Member    Mon. 1/8/18 11:54am 12539:

Thanks, Joe!
  Mon. 1/8/18 11:54am queems:

thanks joe! great show, as always
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:55am Booz:

Great show end to end!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:55am steveo:

thanks for the great show, Joe. See you in a coupla weeks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:56am Joe McG:

Thanks for listening and commenting, everybody! Stay tuned for Lola Pistola on Three Chord Monte. See you next time!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:56am northguineahills:

Thanks Joe!
  Mon. 1/8/18 11:56am rw:

Thank you Mr. McGasko!
  Mon. 1/8/18 11:57am Ochre Ogre:

Oops is a solid pop song, heard it just the other day and I wasn't repulsed, but R T's cover does drip, wonder why he covered it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 11:59am annie:

thanks joe.... great show today!
  Mon. 1/8/18 12:00pm Ochre Ogre:

Cheers Joe, was going to request some Trees- Garden of Jane Delawney.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 12:00pm doctorjazz:

Like that RT cover myself
Thanks, Joe
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