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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Mickey Katz & His Orchestra  Little Red Rosenberg   Options Katz Pajamas  Capitol  1959  LP      0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
The Big Bopper  Little Red Riding Hood   Options Chantilly Lace Starring The Big Bopper  Mercury  1987  LP  From 1958    0:06:02 (Pop‑up)
Bunker Hill  Red Ridin' Hood and The Wolf   Options Some Kinda Nut: Missing Links Volume 3  Norton  1990  LP  From 1962    0:08:10 (Pop‑up)
Al Jazzbo Collins and the Banditos  Little Red Riding Hood   Options A Lovely Bunch of Al Jazzbo Collins and the Bandidos  Impulse!  1967  LP      0:10:24 (Pop‑up)
Buddy Starcher  Little Red Riding Hood   Options single  Starday  1966  MP3      0:17:13 (Pop‑up)
Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs  Lil' Red Riding Hood   Options single  MGM  1966  45      0:19:36 (Pop‑up)
9th Ward Marching Band  Lil' Red Riding Hood   Options Sneakin' Up the Street  Rhinestone  2011  LP      0:22:29 (Pop‑up)
Robert Wyatt  Little Red Riding Hood Hit the Road   Options Rock Bottom  Virgin  1974  LP      0:25:12 (Pop‑up)
Satellite & Atom Cristal  Discotillons   Options Now That's What I Call Music 1983: Nick Name's 2018 WFMU Marathon Premium  WFMU  2018  CD-R  From 1983, yes  *   0:40:06 (Pop‑up)
A. More  Judy Get Down   Options Flying Doesn't Help  Quango  1979  LP      0:43:55 (Pop‑up)
Skammens Vogn  Ven   Options Sukaley!  Tambourhinoceros  2018  LP    *   0:46:48 (Pop‑up)
Brian Eno  On Some Faraway Beach   Options More Blank Than Frank  E'G  1986  LP  From 1973    0:50:38 (Pop‑up)
Procol Harum  Salad Days (Are Here Again)   Options Procol Harum  West Side  1997  CD  From 1967    0:54:11 (Pop‑up)
ERIC  Morning Lighthouse   Options ERIC  Soft Estate  2018  LP  From 1970  *   0:58:09 (Pop‑up)
Kinky Friedman  We Reserve the Right to Refuse Service to You   Options Sold American  Vanguard  1973  LP  at Monty Hall tomorrow night!    1:06:31 (Pop‑up)
Kinky Friedman  Twinkle   Options Lasso from El Paso  Epic  1976  LP      1:09:43 (Pop‑up)
Kinky Friedman  Top Ten Commandments   Options Sold American  Vanguard  1973  LP      1:13:28 (Pop‑up)
Bobby Bare  The Gambler   Options Bare  Columbia  1978  LP      1:16:34 (Pop‑up)
Courtney Marie Andrews  May Your Kindness Remain   Options May Your Kindness Remain  Fat Possum/Mama Bird Recording Co.  2018  CD    *   1:19:42 (Pop‑up)
Davis Karthriner  Breakfast Table   Options Losing Habits  A*Mano  2018  CD  Featuring Laura Cantrell  *   1:23:29 (Pop‑up)
Single File: a batch of 45s lined up in a row
The Bongos  The Bulrushes   Options single  Fetish  1981  45      1:33:21 (Pop‑up)
Dion (Di Muci)  Donna the Prima Donna   Options single  Columbia  1963  45      1:35:56 (Pop‑up)
Peggy Lee  Love Story   Options single  Capitol  1970  45      1:38:21 (Pop‑up)
Stevie Wonder  Another Star   Options single  Tamla  1977  45      1:41:52 (Pop‑up)
B.B. King  Chains and Things   Options single  abc  1970  45      1:47:10 (Pop‑up)
Dave Dudley  I Feel a Cry Comin' On   Options single  Golden Wing  1963  45      1:50:44 (Pop‑up)
The Fun Boy Three  The More I See (The Less I Believe)   Options single  Chrysalis  1982  45      1:53:31 (Pop‑up)
Peter Wolf  I Need You Tonight   Options single  EMI America  1984  45      1:57:13 (Pop‑up)
Loleatta Holloway  The Show Must Go On   Options single  Aware  1975  45      2:00:56 (Pop‑up)
Vince Martin and the Tarriers  Cindy Oh Cindy   Options single  Glory  1956  45  R.I.P. Vince Martin    2:15:13 (Pop‑up)
Martin & Neil  Toy Balloon   Options Tear Down the Walls  Collectors' Choice Music  2002  CD  From 1964    2:17:33 (Pop‑up)
Vince Martin  Yonder Comes the Sun   Options "If the Jasmine Don't Get You...The Bay Breeze Will"  Capitol  1968  LP      2:19:37 (Pop‑up)
Vince Martin  Roy's Song   Options Vince Martin  Capitol  1973  LP      2:27:31 (Pop‑up)
Delaney & Bonnie and Friends  Lonesome and a Long Way from Home   Options Motel Shot  Atco/Run Out Groove  2018  LP  alternate take, 1971  *   2:32:32 (Pop‑up)
Little Feat  I've Been the One   Options Little Feat  Warner Bros.  1971  LP      2:37:52 (Pop‑up)
Howlin Rain  In the Evening   Options The Alligator Bride  Silver Current  2018  CD    *   2:40:12 (Pop‑up)
Brent Cobb  High in the Country   Options Providence Canyon  Elektra  2018  CD    *   2:44:53 (Pop‑up)
Cut Worms  Think I Might Be in Love   Options Hollow Ground  Jagjaguwar  2018  CD    *   2:48:41 (Pop‑up)
Zuider Zee  Quite a While   Options Zeenith  Light in the Attic  2018  CD  From 1973  *   2:52:53 (Pop‑up)

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Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03am The Oscar:

Avatar 9:03am themutante:

It always surprises me that the aliens don't like The Prisoner style music first up.
Avatar 9:03am Beast of Boonton:

Happy Monday Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am Ken From Hyde Park:

Happy happy! Boing boing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am pantz:

Good morning! Happy Fireworks Moratorium Day!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am Uncle Michael:

FMU will be the last radio station still playing Jennifer Grey's grandpa.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am Vincent Nifigance:

I wonder if the delivery of song poem 'Gretchen's New Dish' was inspired by this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am The Oscar:

The '50s had some great punny album titles, but "Katz Pajamas" is pretty fantastic.
Avatar 9:07am themutante:

This feels anti-semetic, not sure if it is though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07am Krys O.:

Oy vey! Howdy, Joe!
Avatar 9:07am Diezel Tea:

Interesting start, Joe. Bring the pain.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07am Uncle Michael:

@themutante, no.
Avatar 9:07am themutante:

These "Katz" better be Jewish!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07am TheLoneliestMonk:

OMG, where's gilbert gottfried when you need him?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08am Uncle Michael:

Predicting some Jazzbo in this set.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09am The Oscar:

"I know it sounds unbelievable, but it's true: I was a bigger fan of the Big Bopper than Buddy Holly."
Avatar 9:10am themutante:

Any time I think of Gottfried I think of him mimicking licking Hitler's asshole from Norm MacDonald's show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11am Krys O.:

Yes! Bunker Hill! I used to play this on my old show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14am Aaron Working In Newark:

Good morning Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14am Uncle Michael:

I've never heard this 1967 version before. Very cool.
Avatar 9:15am Joe McG:

I hope your ears are bigger so you can hear me better. Good morn, everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:16am Vincent Nifigance:

You know, in woke-2018 the Big Bad Wolf's courting technique looks almost stalkerish...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:21am The Oscar:

I'd like to see a fully researched history of stutter-based comedy-- Porky Pig, Foster Brooks...
  9:21am exile-on-hicks-st:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:21am Aaron Working In Newark:

Knew this was coming next!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:22am karlward:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24am The Oscar:

I think this song was the point where I realized how predatory the wolf was. So to speak.
Avatar 9:28am themutante:

Found the Gottfried thing. 19mins in. www.dailymotion.com...
Avatar 9:28am themutante:

Sorry, but it's disgusting and too funny.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33am The Oscar:

This set inspired me to read about the classic Bugs Bunny cartoon. Apparently Little Red Riding Hood's voice is a parody of a radio comedian named Cass Daley. The then-current references immortalized in Looney Tunes never cease to fascinate me. www.otrcat.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34am Krys O.:

@The Oscar: Don't forget Arthur Q. Bryan: www.awn.com...
  9:35am Brendan:

Good morning Joe. Enough demonizing the wolf- Little red riding hood had it coming. We need a pro wolf set :
Hungry Like the Wolf
Will the Wolf Survive
Peter and the Wolf
Anything by Peter Wolf
Who's Afraid of V Wolf
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35am Vincent Nifigance:

...the Theme from Airwolf.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:36am The Oscar:

@Krys It blew my mind when I realized Elmer wasn't voiced by Mel Blanc (at least in the classic years). All those voice actors were so amazing.
Avatar 9:42am Joe McG:

@Brendan: Oddly enough, I will be playing a Peter Wolf 45 during Single File today probably.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:44am The Oscar:

Peter Wolf was (and I imagine still is) a regular at the record store I used to work at. One night a coworker was at the store after hours and Peter wanted to come in and look around, but my coworker wouldn't let him in. I am only realizing just now what a perfect Three Little Pigs setup that is.
  9:45am Brendan:

@Joe, the wolves thank you.
  9:45am nickrhombi:

the guy that was stuttering reminded me of an old guy i saw on the gong show when i was a kid tellinjg the 'rinder celler' story - i have not been able to find it anywhere on youtube. (also 'bobile' does not seem to be available on the youtubes... anybody remember bobile? 'see my diamond... medalian... my diamond... medalian...'?
Avatar 9:46am хтinа:

hey joe, nice little red set... @theoscar isn't classic cartoon history fascinating? can't get enough of it, myself...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:46am steveo:

good morning! very happy to be listening.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:47am Krys O.:

Thanks for the A. More!
  9:49am paul:

I think Archie Campbell performed Rinder Cella on Hee Haw.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:50am The Oscar:

@XTina I fully believe the children of children who haven't been born yet will still be able to impersonate Peter Lorre and Edward G. Robinson, all because animators and voice actors nearly 100 years ago thought they were funny. Both a testament to how great those cartoons were, and how weird culture is.
Avatar 9:50am themutante:

Loving this!
Avatar 9:52am themutante:

Great track!
  9:53am paul:

Peter Lorre in Casablanca: "Reeeeek." Thank you.
  9:54am nickrhombi:

@paul - thanks i'll look into it. - i dont think thats where i saw it though! lol. - loving this eno, joe. thanks.
Avatar 9:54am northguineahills:

I was afraid Skammens Vogn was an ode to Vogan poetry....
Avatar 9:55am themutante:

This part of the set is amazing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55am pantz:

Still the same. Baby, baby still the same
  9:57am nickrhombi:

i used to find the EG records in the dollar bin at the rt 1 flea market in new brunswick. i think they were out of south plainfeild.
  9:58am Brendan:

Every dog has his salad day- Teddy Salad
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59am Greg from ZONE 5:

I am also out of South Plainfield!
  10:00am JakeGould:

Then get more Plainfield then.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00am frozen_peas:

so many good jams today, Joe
  10:01am JakeGould:

That was a joke.
  10:03am paul:

You're welcome, nick.
Avatar 10:03am Joe McG:

Thanks Xtina and frozen_peas and all for tuning in this morning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:04am annie:

oops, i just realized it's 10 am... !! so, here i am, a litle late. today's playlist will be accompanied by two very yappy chihuahuas. ..all music is annoying to me, but i'll soldier through.
  10:04am JakeGould:

Sorry I missed the Little Red Riding Hood set. She’s one of the smarter of the fairy tale kids. Like Hansel and Gretel? Two tiny fat candy eating idiots.
Avatar 10:05am Joe McG:

@Jake: Ha ha! Mickey Katz recasts that one as "Hansel and Gensel." They go to Miami Beach.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:07am steveo:

1970 was a good year for guitarring
  10:08am JakeGould:

Ha! Just looked him up on discogs. That album has “Yoshke And The Beanstalk” which to me—not even hearing it—is documented proof of the Yakov/Jack connection. But “Yoshke” is a cutesy version of the name that an old person would call one before giving you a hard candy.
  10:09am JakeGould:

This is an extremely Yiddish show it seems… Two songs so far feature it!
Avatar 10:09am northguineahills:

Kinky! One of these days he'll be governor of Texas!
  10:12am middlebun:

Love Wild Man of Borneo. His books are good too.
Avatar 10:21am βrian:

Is that Dolly on backup?
Avatar 10:22am Joe McG:

@Brian: I don't think so, but you never know with Bare. Willie, Waylon, and Chet Atkins also show up on this LP.
  10:24am JakeGould:

Wow! Outside of a few tracks, that whole Bobby Bare album seems to be a Shel Silverstein showcase. www.discogs.com...
Avatar 10:26am themutante:

BoJo gone is the best news I could have recieved.
Avatar 10:26am themutante:

Trump next would be too perfect.
Avatar 10:27am themutante:

i before e except after c... But I'm too excited!!!!!!
Avatar 10:27am Joe McG:

@Jake: Yeah, Bare was probably Silverstein's greatest booster. A bunch of his albums are almost all Silverstein. Cash had the biggest hit, though.
  10:28am JakeGould:

@JoeMcG: Good to know! Adding him to my “to get” list.
Avatar 10:29am themutante:

I feel like I've gubbed a swedger!
  10:29am trouble:

good morning joe! thought you might like to know that today is lee hazelwood's birthday!
  10:34am kenhi:

quick question: do they serve liquor at Monty Hall? I can't imagine seeing Kinky without a cold one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:35am ChrisB.:

Bobby Bare Jr. is a current member of Guided By Voices.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:36am Krys O.:

Richard Barone was a friend of Frank Balesteri, the Vanilla Bean. He used to come down and so special tributes to Marc Bolan.
Avatar 10:36am Joe McG:

@Trouble: Ooh, I didn't know! Thanks for letting me know. @kenhi: They do sometimes, but I'm not sure about tomorrow. Luckily you can BYOB from a liquor store down the block.
  10:37am kenhi:

Tanks mucho.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:38am Mike Sin:

Nice, show so far, Joe! I'm sneaking an "illegal" listen at work.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:38am Ike:

LOL @ the WFUV comment... I was just thinking that about the last song. Not that it wasn't good, it was! (Although that would be more old-school WFUV. On the rare occasion that I tune in, lately they seem to play a lot more Grizzly Bear and Courtney Barnett type stuff.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:38am Krys O.:

Land sakes, Dion has the sexiest voice in pop, IMO.
Avatar 10:39am Joe McG:

@Mike Sin: Great fill in on Saturday, Mike! Thanks for daring to be different at work. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:40am frozen_peas:

@Krys O: I'm with you
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:41am The Oscar:

Peggy Shmeggy
Avatar 10:42am themutante:

Peggy Smegmay
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:48am karlward:

Stevie you're on fire!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:48am Summer and Michael:

"A Something's Extra" 45 from the double-album "Songs in the Key of Life", yes?
Avatar 10:49am PKNY:

Thankfully they left some of Bobbi's Humphrey's flute solo on that "Another Star" edit.
  10:49am Alexandra Kogan:

Good morning, Joe!
Avatar 10:52am Davee:

Hey Joe!
Avatar 10:52am Joe McG:

@S&M: No, actually it's a separate single altogether. But that's a nice one! @PKNY: Yes, not quite enough! @Alexandra: Good morning, Adoptress!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:54am TheLoneliestMonk:

thanks for the BB, JoeMc!
was starting to sound a bit overcountrified.
play some memphis era howlin' wolf and i'll be in heaven!
  10:54am Alexandra Kogan:

Your pseudo-mom is sending you some goodies today :-)
Avatar 10:54am Joe McG:

Hey Davee, hope you're enjoying the singles today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:56am Krys O.:

Wow! Haven't heard this FB3 in AGES! Thanks, Joe.
Avatar 10:56am PKNY:

@Joe - to be fair, any edit of "Another Star" is going to lessen the impact, they had to severely cut down the breakdown portion on the version you played
  10:56am Listener Alexandra:

(just realized I forgot my pseudonym)
Avatar 10:58am Joe McG:

@Alex: Whoopsie! @Krys O.: Yes, I guess this song is still relevant, unfortunately, if not so much in Ireland anymore.
Avatar 10:59am themutante:

Great track!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:59am heyitschris:

Is is just me or does this singer sound a little like Russell from Sparks? Never heard FB3 before.
  10:59am Dennis Diken:

nice noise Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:00am The Oscar:

Grandma, is that you?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:00am Summer and Michael:

Ah-ha. Yes, looking it up now, that track wasn't on the little 45 that came with the double-album but a single - one of five! - that was rolled out after its release. Such a great album! And such a great show, Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:00am TheLoneliestMonk:

@DD: hola dennis! what's the (real) dope on the kinks reunion?!
Avatar 11:01am Roberto:

This Peter Wolf takes me back some.
Avatar 11:01am Joe McG:

@heyitschris: Yes, I guess Terry Hall does sound a bit like that. Check out "Waiting," a terrific LP prod by David Byrne. @dd: Hey, Dennis!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:03am heyitschris:

Definitely will. Thanks Joe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:03am TheLoneliestMonk:

oh wow, our pal Laura C was on that Karthriner track??
Avatar 11:05am Joe McG:

@TLM: Indeed she was! @S&M: I know! Before "Thriller," Stevie was pulling multiple hits from one album. A double, but still.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:06am TheLoneliestMonk:

is she still living in CT, JoeMac, or did she feel the evil pull of nashville?... like Big AL?
Avatar 11:07am themutante:

Powerful set of 45's, Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:10am The Oscar:

The first time I spotted Peter Wolf in the wilds of Boston, my first thought was, "Is that Ric Ocasek?!"
Avatar 11:11am themutante:

Booooooo! Peggy!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:11am The Oscar:

(Also I had a brainfart and thought "Love Story" was a Nilsson original-- please disregard my "Shmeggy" joke).
Avatar 11:13am themutante:

Don't disregard my "Smegmay" joke. #Douche
Avatar 11:16am northguineahills:

Ouch, Vince Martin died of pulmonary fibrosis!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:17am TheLoneliestMonk:

@JoeMc Very much dug the 'single file' selections today, Joe. pretty eclectic selection...
Avatar 11:18am Joe McG:

Thanks, TLM. A bit thematically jarring, maybe, but that's the random nature of the beast during that segment!
Avatar 11:24am northguineahills:

I don't fish often, but I want to hit the water!
Avatar 11:24am Joe McG:

@ngh: Yeah, this should be the Angler's Anthem!
Avatar 11:25am Joe McG:

It's sort of like if Tim Buckley was really into trout.
Avatar 11:27am βrian:

It's about time for the caddis hatch, isn't it? Speaking of fishing, I mean.
  11:28am DumDumGuy at the Gates of Dawn:

Is this ocean or freshwater fishing he is singing about?
  11:28am Anita in Morristown:

Hi Matt! Just tuned in. I was eight years old when the song Cindy was released, it was one of my favorites. Didn't know Vince died. It was good to hear that song again.
Avatar 11:29am Joe McG:

@DumDum: I guess in Florida it could go either way!
  11:32am DumDumGuy at the Gates of Dawn:

@Joe. Thanks. In any event, this is a lovely set.
  11:33am Anita in Morristown:

Oh gosh! You're Joe, sorry!
Avatar 11:34am Joe McG:

That's OK, Anita. My middle name is Matt, so you're close. :)
  11:37am Anita in Morristown:

Ahhh! OK.
Avatar 11:48am themutante:

Heyzeus! We going full redneck on this one. Toby Keith up next?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52am Krys O.:

Another excellent show, Joe. Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53am TheLoneliestMonk:

enjoy your day JoeMac.
thank you for your service!
Avatar 11:54am themutante:

Cheers, Joe! Remind me not to buy that Cobb disc.
Avatar 11:55am Joe McG:

Thanks for listening, everyone! Have a great week and stay tuned for Three Chord Monte.
Avatar 11:56am northguineahills:

Thanks Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am Ken From Hyde Park:

There should be a country song where the singer laments that his swag still hasn't arrived. (Just for humor; not meant as a complaint.)
Avatar 11:59am themutante:

Ha! Nice one, @KenfHP
  12:00pm Anita in Morristown:

Thanks for the memories Joe! Those were the days.
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