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Artist Track Album / Format Year Comments Approx. start time
Hank Levine w/ Timothy Leary   Image, Part One / The Psychedelic Experience   Options (CD-R) from the Brainen Archive   1961 / 1966    0:00:00 Pop‑up)  
Horace Silver  Song for My Father   Options Song for My Father (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1964    0:03:10 Pop‑up)  
Steely Dan  Rikki Don't Lose That Number   Options Pretzel Logic (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1974    0:09:09 Pop‑up)  
Mulatu Astatke  Yekermo Sew   Options Broken Flowers (CD) from the Brainen Archive   2005  OST  0:13:37 Pop‑up)  
Equators  Rankin' Discipline   Options Hot (LP)   1981    0:17:38 Pop‑up)  
Stories  Love Is In Motion   Options About Us (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1973    0:20:48 Pop‑up)  
Asylum Choir  Icicle Star Tree   Options Look Inside... (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1968 / 2007    0:24:05 Pop‑up)  
Johan Soderqvist  Brothers   Options Brothers (CD) from the Brainen Archive   2005  OST  0:27:16 Pop‑up)  
Music behind DJ:
"frogs and more frogs" @ Joe Bauer's  
        0:31:06 Pop‑up)  
Shirley Ellis w/ Lincoln Chase  Ka Ta Ga Ta Boom Beat   Options Three Six Nine! - The Best Of Shirley Ellis (CD) * from the Brainen Archive   1965 / 2018    0:39:16 Pop‑up)  
Lincoln Chase  In My Dreams   Options The Explosive... (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1958    0:41:45 Pop‑up)  
NRBQ  Feel You Around Me   Options High Noon - A 50-Year Retrospective (2LP) from the Brainen Archive   1979 / 2017    0:45:59 Pop‑up)  
Bonnie Turner w/ Ike Turner  Way Down In The Congo   Options Sun-The Roots Of Rock: Delta Rhythm Kings (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1953 / 1976  VAR  0:47:18 Pop‑up)  
Canned Heat  Turpentine Moan   Options Boogie With... (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1968    0:50:54 Pop‑up)  
James Blood (Ulmer)  Revealing   Options Tales Of Captain Black (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1979    0:53:31 Pop‑up)  
Ginger Johnson & His African Messengers  Lord Morocco   Options African Party (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1967 / 2001    0:57:44 Pop‑up)  
Music behind DJ:
"frogs and more frogs" @ Joe Bauer's  
        0:57:52 Pop‑up)  
Joey Stephens  "snippet of mystery song"   Options (MP3) from the Brainen Archive   2009  Can you I.D. this song?
from the movie (but not the soundtrack) Observe and Report
1:13:49 Pop‑up)  
Yasuaki Shimizu  Bridgestone 3   Options Music For Commercials (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1987    1:14:30 Pop‑up)  
Syd Dale  The Penthouse Suite   Options The Sound Gallery (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1969 / 1995    1:17:18 Pop‑up)  
Harry Lookofsky  Moose The Mooch   Options Stringsville (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1958    1:18:42 Pop‑up)  
Left Banke  Sing Little Bird Sing   Options Too from the Brainen Archive   1968 / 2011    1:25:57 Pop‑up)  
Music behind DJ:
"frogs and more frogs" @ Joe Bauer's  
        1:29:55 Pop‑up)  
Peter Holsapple  The Smartest Thing I've Ever Done   Options Game Day (CD) * from the Brainen Archive   2018  album released yesterday
Thanks to Michael Shelley 
1:37:14 Pop‑up)  
Norma Tanega  Bread   Options (MP3) from the Brainen Archive   1966  non-lp single [youtube]  1:40:30 Pop‑up)  
Rose Garden  Long Time   Options A Trip Through The Garden: The Rose Garden Collection (CD) * from the Brainen Archive   1968 / 2018    1:44:06 Pop‑up)  
Gene Clark  Yesterday Am I Right (version 1)   Options Sings For You (CD) * from the Brainen Archive   1967 / 2018    1:44:58 Pop‑up)  
Jim Pugliese  Kariga Mombe   Options Phase III (CD) from the Brainen Archive   2005    1:47:30 Pop‑up)  
Herbie Nichols  Double Exposure   Options The Prophetic...Vol. 1 (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1955 / 2016    1:51:33 Pop‑up)  
Nolan Strong & The Diablos  Ooh! Ooh! Those Eyes   Options Fortune Of Hits (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1962    1:56:01 Pop‑up)  
Music behind DJ:
"frogs and more frogs" @ Joe Bauer's  
        1:56:22 Pop‑up)  

(* = new, from the Brainen Archive The marked selections are from the Brainen Archive.)

Listener comments!

  9:02am 1whoknewcthulhu:

Good morning, Bob and all. Go ahead--make my day!
  9:02am dan:

Morning all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am Zetti:

Cool. Morning Bob and friends.
  9:05am 1whoknewcthulhu:

Any day that begins with Horace Silver's "Song for My Father" (a clear influence on Steley Dan's "Rikki Don't Lose That Number") is going to be a good day.
  9:06am Doc Rock:

Good Morning Bob & Listeners. Hey Jeff!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08am Ken From Hyde Park:

Huh, I thought this was going to be "Rikki Don't Lose That Number," but this preceded that by ten years.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10am melinda:

@Ken I knew it sounded familiar but couldn't place it.
  9:10am dan:

Now you drop the other shoe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11am Ken From Hyde Park:

Oh, I was just early. Heh.
  9:11am 1whoknewcthulhu:

Bob's funnin' us all!
Avatar 9:12am TDK60:

Was in a reggae/ska/calypso band once in which the steel pan player had us do a version of Silver's "Father."
  9:16am 1whoknewcthulhu:

Hey, Bob--can you do 2 hours of cuts that all riff on that same bass line?
  9:16am Fragonard:

Great set! My mind went to Steely Dan and you read it (my mind, that is)!
Avatar 9:16am fred:

Wasn't that Mulatu Astatke track Jason Elbogen's bed music?
  9:19am dan:

What is this: Zydeco Ska?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:19am Ken From Hyde Park:

I believe you're correct, fred. Good catch.
Avatar 9:20am TDK60:

Saw Mulatu Astatke in Central Park a year or so ago. ('16? '17? my brain) Great.
  9:21am WilliamfromDumont:

Morning Bob and all.
  9:23am dan:

Love Is In Motion has been on my YouTube rotation since I heard it on your show weeks ago. Nice to hear it again.
  9:47am Andrea in Jersey City:

Nice song!
  9:53am Jeff:

Hey Doc, Don’t Knock The Rock!
  9:55am Ochre Ogre:

Good morning Bob, just tuned in and I think I heard you mention that you attended Utica College?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:01am Doobois:

Sugar Loaf, NY is digging this wonderful Saturday morning cut!
  Swag For Life Member 10:02am tadpoles:

Ken From HP...your avatar goes nicely with this African Messengers.
  10:05am Andrea in Jersey City:

Bob, your voice is incredible, just love it. You sound like the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland. Thank you.
Avatar 10:13am TDK60:

Flaming Lips?
  10:14am dan:

Some guy with his balls in a vice?
  10:14am paul:

No luck with Shazam
  10:15am Frankenstein:

I'm gonna say that's Rick Danko and The Band. Can't ID it for sure, though.
  10:17am WilliamfromDumont:

Is it the only song from the movie not on the soundtrack? Maybe it's an "in-house" kinda thing.
  10:17am Frankenstein:

Nnnggaaarrrrr, btw.
  10:18am Kramrellim:

I agree with the Flaming Lips guess, but I don't know the song title.
  10:20am paul:

Soundtrack Credits
When I Paint My Masterpiece
Written by Bob Dylan
Performed by The Band
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under License from EMI Film & Television Music
Super Freek (Remix)
Written and Performed by Amanda Blank and Aaron LaCrate
Courtesy of Milkcrate Records
The Man
Written by Clive Griffiths, Ollie Halsall (as Olly Halsall), John Halsey and Mike Patto
Performed by Patto
Lightsabre C**ksucking Blues
Written by Jonathan Chapple, Andrew Falkons and Matthew Harding
Performed by McLusky
Courtesy of Too Pure Ltd.
Sittin' Back Easy
Written by Ollie Halsall (as Olly Halsall) and Mike Patto
Performed by Patto
It's Late
Written by Brian May
Performed by Queen
Courtesy of Hollywood Records / EMI Records Ltd. / Queen Productions Ltd.
The Hero
Written by Brian May
Performed by Queen
Courtesy of Hollywood Records / EMI Records Ltd. / Queen Productions Ltd.
Fattie Boom Boom
Written by W. Brown
Performed by Ranking Dread
Courtesy of Greensleeves Records Ltd.
By Arrangement with Fine Gold Music
Constantly Falling
Written by David Tough and J.D. F. Dohnal
Performed by Dave Tough
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
Written by Michael Evans, Reg King and Roger Powell
Performed by The Action
Courtesy of Parasol Records
By Arrangement with Sugaroo!
Over Under Sideways Down
Written by Chris Dreja, Keith Relf, Jeff Beck, Jim McCarty (as James McCarty) and Paul Samwell-Smith
Performed by The Yardbirds
Courtesy of Wadecircle Ltd.
Written by Aaron Sandlofer, Nick Wiz Loizides (as Nicholas Loizides) and Spencer Tross
Performed by Tross
Courtesy of HammerHead Productions
Dwarves Must Die
Written by Blag Dahlia
Performed by The Dwarves
Courtesy of Greedy Media
Help Is on Its Way
Written by Glenn Shorrock
Performed by The Little River Band (as Little River Band)
Courtesy of EMI Music Australia
Under License from EMI Film & Television Music
Where Is My Mind?
Written by Frank Black (as Charles Thompson)
Performed by City Wolf
Written by Joseph Stephens
Performed by Pyramid
  10:34am paul:

Wow. I thought that would have done the trick. :(
Avatar 10:39am SmokinJ:

Cheers bb & group!
Avatar 10:40am TDK60:

If you'll look up Flaming Lips, check out anything from their "Soft Bulletin" album ('99) thru later stuff; albums before that: '80s-'90s noisier neo-psych-punk. Later stuff more oddball synth pop, maybe.
  10:55am Dean:

Shoot, missed the mystery song. Duck Baker has a nice tribute album to Nichols.
  10:56am dan:

Bob, for the future, can you play Oscar Peterson on your show? He's become a favorite of mine.
Avatar 11:00am TDK60:

Have a friend who's made a living for decades making thumb pianos.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:00am Joe C from Brooklyn In Staten Island:

Love listening to your show Bob. Just thought you should know.
  3:25pm King Koncrete ("Cement Mixer"):

The mystery of your "Nobody can hold me down, I'm turning this heart around" song in the film "Observe and Report" was answered by Seth Rogen on Twitter, writing it was Joey Santago's insertion:

  12:08pm not satisfied:

Replying to, "What was the song in your TV commercial?," a company once sent me a cassette of but a 30-second duration non-song their ad agency produced.
"Nobody can hold me down, I'm turning this heart around," seems to be all there is, too - there is no song.

Seth Rogen's tweet leaves the question, why isn't Pixies' guitarist Joey Santiago, indeed a composer for films according to sources, listed in this film's credits? The credits rather include an Edwardo/Eduardo Santiago who bears some resemblance to Joey, and is often photographed holding a boom mike. To my ear, Joey Santiago doesn't sound like the singer, though the Pixies' vocalist's voice is a possibility . . .
  6:10pm Observing and Reporting:

Fake songs!

Replying on Reddit to Rabbitstew's posing the same "Impossible song to find from 'Observe and Report'" question, Deleted pointed to an online interview with Joseph Stephens, the actual music composer listed in the film's credits:

"There are also a couple 'fake songs' in the film, songs that I wrote and performed exclusively for the film but are meant to sound like pre-existing material from some other artist who licensed the music for use in the film in the same manner that Patto, The Yardbirds, and The Band licensed their music. There is also the cover of the [Pixies'] song 'Where Is My Mind?' which was performed by one of my bands, City Wolf. As well, as the end credit song 'Babyteeth' by my main band Pyramid. With me singing 'fake songs,' cover songs, and an original song, using the same drummer, recorded at the same studio as the score, it was easy to blend into the other licensed commercial songs throughout the film."


  10:05pm Observing and Reporting:

Seth Rogen tweeted "Joey Santiago" when he must have meant "Joey Stephens." An honest mix-up, being Santiago also scores films. And holds a boom mike.
  9:00am Joey Stephens, not Joey Santiago:

Seth Rogen is quoted correctly identifying the "Observe and Report" boom microphone operator and music composer in this Yahoo! Answers "Who is the band City Wolf" forum:

  9:26am Observing and Reporting:

It follows that your fake songster Joey Stephens' bands are fake, too. Gives the soundtrack more aura.
Avatar 8:27pm Bob Brainen:

Thanks to everyone who commented and e-mailed re: my question on the 1st piece of set #3. It looks like the composer Joey Stephens wrote this song snippet, and that may be all there is of the "song." I assume he's the singer too but whoever it is he's got one hell of a voice. Kudos.
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