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Options May 17, 2018: Play the Thing (fill-in for the Explorer's Room)

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments
Marlowe Morris Quintet  Play the Thing   Options   Columbia  1961  45   
R. Stevie Moore / Jason Falkner  Don't You Just Know It   Options Make it Be  Bar/None  2017  CD  Written by Huey "Piano" Smith and Johnny Vincent 
Jonathan Richman  To Hide a Little Thought   Options Surrender To Jonathan!  Vapor Records  1996  CD   
David Bowie  We Are Hungry Men   Options David Bowie  Deram  2010  CD  Originally released in 1967 
William S. Burroughs  What Keeps Mankind Alive?   Options September Songs: The Music of Kurt Weill  Sony Classical  1997  CD   
Object Collection  So Much Fun   Options It's All True  Slip  2017  LP   
Theoretical Girls  U.S. Millie   Options Theoretical Girls  Accute  2002  CD  Recorded sometime between 1978 and 1981 
Glenn Branca  Indeterminate Activity of Resultant Masses   Options Indeterminate Activity of Resultant Masses  Atavistic  2006  CD  Recorded in 1981 
Arnold Dreyblatt & Megafaun  Edge Observation   Options Appalachian Excitation  Northern-Spy  2013  CD   
Robert Ashley  Factory Preset   Options A Chance Operation: The John Cage Tribute  Koch  1993  CD   
Machine for Making Sense  H   Options On second thoughts  OODiscs  1994  CD   
Abba  On and On and On   Options Super Trouper  Polydor  2001  CD  Originally released in 1980 
Lene Lovich   New Toy   Options New Toy  Stiff Epic  1981  12"   
Prince  Possessed   Options Purple Rain Deluxe (Expanded Edition)  NPG / Warner Bros.  2017  CD  Recorded in 1983 
The Specials  I Can't Stand It   Options More Specials  2-Tone  2015  CD  Originally released in 1980 
Bombay Rickey  Gopher   Options Electric Bhairavi  Cowboys & Indian  2018  CD  Originally recorded by Yma Sumac 
Ella Fitzgerald With Jackie Davis And Louie Bellson  I'm Walkin'   Options The Pablo Years  Pablo  1999  CD  Composed by Fats Domino and Dave Batholomew. Originally released in 1978 
Count Basie & His Orchestra  Can't Buy Me Love   Options Basie's Beatle Bag  Verve  1998  CD  Composed by oh come on you know who it was composed by. Recorded in 1966. 
Steve Marcus  Tomorrow Never Knows   Options Tomorrow Never Knows  Vortex  1968  LP  Composed by those guys again. 
Paul and Linda McCartney  Another Day   Options Ram    2012    Originally released as a single in 1971 
Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass  This Guy's in Love With You   Options Classics Vol. 1  A&M Records  1986  CD  Originally released in 1968 
Lester Bowie  Rios Negroes   Options The Great Pretender  ECM  1982  LP   
Stevie Wonder  Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing   Options Innvervisions  Tamla  1973  LP   
Sheila E  Jesus Children of America   Options Iconic: Message 4 America  StilettoFlats Music  2017  CD  Written by Stevie Wonder 
Don Braden  Higher Ground   Options Earth Wind and Wonder  Creative Perspective Music  2018  CD  Written by Stevie Wonder 
Ray Charles  You Are My Sunshine   Options Anthology      CD   
James Brown  Kansas City   Options Messing With the Blues  Polydor  1990  CD   
Lightnin' Hopkins  Lightnin' Boogie   Options Mojo Hand: The Lightnin' Hopkins Anthology  Rhino Records  1993  CD  Recorded in 1949 
Henry Johnson's Boys  Neck Bones and Beans / Ash Can Stomp / Barbecue Blues   Options St. Louis 1927-1933  Document  2007  CD   
Henry Brown  All Men Blues   Options St. Louis Barrelhouse Piano 1929-1934  Document  2008  CD  with Dolly Martin (vocals) 

Listener comments!

  6:58pm V Priceless:

Gimmie that thing! Kurt! Hey
Avatar 7:00pm Kurt Gottschalk:

heya veep!
Avatar 7:01pm northguineahills:

Crap. skipped lunch and am still at work.
Avatar 7:02pm Kurt Gottschalk:

i'll try to play more upbeat stuff so you don't fall asleep this time, ngh.
  7:02pm Doug Schulkind:

Lunch is overrated, NGH.
Avatar 7:08pm northguineahills:

Apparently so is breakfast. I have some freshly picked tomatoes I'll put into a quesedilla w/ onionns, habaneros, and whatever cheese I have when I get home. (Some days I don't eat until 11pm)
  7:11pm V Priceless:

abowie! Kinda creepy DB cut! Cool!
Avatar 7:16pm northguineahills:

Not tired today, actually slept (somewhat) last night.
Avatar 7:16pm northguineahills:

Ok, hear ya at home!
Avatar 7:22pm Kurt Gottschalk:

hear ya later, ngh
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:28pm doctorjazz:

Branca, nice!
Hi all.
Avatar 7:29pm Kurt Gottschalk:

what's up, doc?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:29pm doctorjazz:

Got my carrot handy.
Avatar 7:32pm Kurt Gottschalk:

Avatar 7:37pm Little Danny:

Hi Kurt, hi all!
Avatar 7:38pm βrian:

Oh, my! It's Thang!
Avatar 7:38pm Kurt Gottschalk:

heya fellas
Avatar 7:43pm βrian:

My cat has requested a boost in sound levels, but there's nothing I can do at my end.
Avatar 7:48pm northguineahills:

Made it back for Branca!
Avatar 7:50pm Kurt Gottschalk:

you and βrian's cat need to party.
Avatar 7:51pm βrian:

Yes, he's done playing Yard Odalisque, and he wants to till some earth.
Avatar 7:52pm βrian:

(Passersby can't help but coo.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:59pm chresti:

Avatar 8:00pm Kurt Gottschalk:

welcome, chresti!
Avatar 8:05pm βrian:

Sound levels are still too low. My cat loves Robert Ashley, but even he can't hear anything.
Avatar 8:07pm Kurt Gottschalk:

i had it cranked. it's a super quiet track and we don't have limiters on the stream.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:14pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Kurt, old thing! Nice meeting you at Monty Hall the other night.
Avatar 8:15pm northguineahills:

loud enough for me...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:16pm chresti:

loud and clear on this end
Avatar 8:25pm Kurt Gottschalk:

hey ken! thanks for the cheesecake. sorry we didn't get to chat.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:31pm chresti:

I often have confused feelings about mechanical hand clap sounds
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:31pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Most welcome. I spent some quality time with Stashu, making the trip worth it.
Avatar 8:33pm Kurt Gottschalk:

mechanical hand clap sounds are complex.

stashu is the best.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:39pm chresti:

The more complex the better. It took me a while in the beginning, especially with dance and disco
Avatar 8:41pm Kurt Gottschalk:

it's a journey, chresti.
Avatar 8:42pm TDK60:

...I'm late I'm late for a very important fill-in.
Avatar 8:45pm Kurt Gottschalk:

hey tee dee kay!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:45pm chresti:

ever evolving clap
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:47pm chresti:

this one makes me snap my fingers
Avatar 8:48pm Kurt Gottschalk:

you don't have a machine to do that for you, chresti?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:48pm chresti:

Bright shiny day!
Avatar 8:49pm Little Danny:

GREAT version of TNK!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:49pm chresti:

It's part of my exercise period
Avatar 8:50pm Kurt Gottschalk:

v good, chrst.

and yes, v good, lil dan!
Avatar 8:54pm Little Danny:

Atlantic and its subsid labels really marketed the whole psychedelic jazz thing for a few years there. We're the better for it, obvs
Avatar 8:56pm Kurt Gottschalk:

major labels used to do some amazing things.
  8:58pm V Priceless:

Nice this
Avatar 9:01pm TDK60:

Atlantic had tons of great music. Their inside sleeve photos were full of albums I'd want. //
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02pm chresti:

They don't sound very sad
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08pm chresti:

on another day
  9:09pm Doctorjazz:

Loving the show! Herb Alpert to Lester Bowie, from Branca, dizzying but fun!
Avatar 9:09pm Kurt Gottschalk:

got to cover the basses, dr. j!
Avatar 9:11pm TDK60:

Another Day: the arrangement has a tinge of melancholy along with ho-hum ennui; good musical arrangement and instrumentation. Possible hit. Mighta been a Fab4 tune had they divorced later. Thank you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11pm chresti:

Atlantic gone past glory is sad
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:16pm chresti:

The vocals struck me as not very sad on Another Day
  9:16pm Doctorjazz:

Always loved Lester Bowie, such a happy/sad tone...
Avatar 9:19pm Kurt Gottschalk:

chresti, yeah, paul has never been good at not being chipper.
Avatar 9:22pm TDK60:

Good way of sayin' that, DJ K. I still enjoyed hearing the song, for my listening, dining and aesthetic consideration...hee
Avatar 9:23pm Kurt Gottschalk:

oh i love the song. paul is a master craftsman.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:25pm chresti:

Avatar 9:25pm TDK60:

speakin' of sonic crafter, S. Wonder tunes here..
Avatar 9:27pm Kurt Gottschalk:

master blaster crafter!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31pm chresti:

I have no complaints
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:32pm chresti:

I would liket some of that tea
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34pm chresti:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35pm chresti:

I have Aretha's version
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:37pm chresti:

on the flip side of Think
Avatar 9:38pm Kurt Gottschalk:

Avatar 9:44pm TDK60:

Avatar 9:54pm northguineahills:

Henry Johnson's Boys, new to me!
  9:55pm V Priceless:

Fun show, Kurt! Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55pm chresti:

What instrument was that?
Avatar 9:56pm TDK60:

My dad was born in 1927. A different time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:56pm chresti:

Avatar 9:56pm Kurt Gottschalk:

i don't know. crazy, right?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57pm chresti:

My dad loves this
Avatar 9:57pm Little Danny:

Thanks for the good trip, Kurt!
  9:57pm Doctorjazz:

Thanks, Kurt!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58pm chresti:

Sound of that was unexpected!
Avatar 9:58pm Little Danny:

Renew yourselves all over again at the Cool Blue Flame, coming up directly! wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58pm chresti:

Thank you!
Avatar 9:59pm northguineahills:

Thanks Kurt!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00pm chresti:

My Mom lived in St Louis
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Later, Kurt!
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