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My Last Show For Now...And My 41st Anniversary At FMU.
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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)  
NRBQ w/ King Curtis  Down In My Heart   Options High Noon-A 50-Year Retrospective-Update (2LP) from the Brainen Archive   1970 / 2017    0:02:56 Pop‑up)  
Byrds  The World Turns All Around Her   Options Turn! Turn! Turn! (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1965 / 1996    0:05:00 Pop‑up)  
Byrds  She Don't Care About Time   Options Turn! Turn! Turn! (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1965 / 1996    0:06:34 Pop‑up)  
Moby Grape  Someday   Options Moby Grape (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1967 / 2007    0:10:22 Pop‑up)  
Howlin' Wolf  Everybody's In The Mood   Options Howlin' For My Baby (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1952 / 1987  Sun label sides  0:13:02 Pop‑up)  
Abbey Lincoln w/Eric Dolphy  African Lady (take 4) from 'Straight Ahead'   Options The Candid Dolphy (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1961 / 1990    0:14:59 Pop‑up)  
Claude Debussy  Movement 2: Assez vif et Bien Rhythme'   Options String Quartet In G Minor (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1893 / 1986    0:18:38 Pop‑up)  
Juana Molina  Los Pies Helados   Options Halo (CD) from the Brainen Archive   2017    0:22:10 Pop‑up)  
Kirsty MacColl  Still Life   Options Days (10") from the Brainen Archive   1989  4 song 10" E.P.  0:27:20 Pop‑up)  
Music behind DJ:
"frogs and more frogs" @ Joe Bauer's  
        0:27:31 Pop‑up)  
Randy Weston  African Village Bedford Stuyvesant 1   Options The Spirits Of Our Ancestors (CD box set)   1992  R.I.P.  0:39:48 Pop‑up)  
Cat Mother & the All Night Newsboys  How I Spent My Summer   Options The Street Giveth ... and the Street Taketh Away (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1969    0:43:02 Pop‑up)  
Frank Sinatra  "Get off the stage" / I Could Write A Book   Options Tom Ardolino's Magic Jukebox       0:47:10 Pop‑up)  
Shirley Ellis  The Puzzle Song (A Puzzle In A Song)   Options Three Six Nine! - The Best Of Shirley Ellis (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1965 / 2018  written by Lincoln Chase  0:50:53 Pop‑up)  
Lincoln Chase  Beat Out A Patter   Options The Explosive... (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1958    0:52:43 Pop‑up)  
Ginger Johnson & His African Messengers  Adura   Options African Party (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1967 / 2001    0:54:59 Pop‑up)  
Music behind DJ:
"frogs and more frogs" @ Joe Bauer's  
        0:57:35 Pop‑up)  
Mamas & The Papas  My Heart Stood Still   Options The Mamas & The The Papas (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1966    1:07:29 Pop‑up)  
Leroy Anderson  The Waltzing Cat   Options Conducts His Own Compositions, Vol. 1 (10") from the Brainen Archive   1950    1:10:19 Pop‑up)  
Buddy Weed Trio  Sandpaper Ballet   Options The Music Of Leroy Anderson (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1957    1:11:55 Pop‑up)  
Albert Ayler  New Ghosts   Options (45) from the Brainen Archive   1969    1:14:15 Pop‑up)  
Chris Butler & Ralph Carney  Bubble Wrap Day   Options Songs For Unsung Holidays (LP) *   2018    1:18:32 Pop‑up)  
Charles K. Noyes & Owen Maercks  All That Is The Case   Options Free Mammals (LP) *   1979 / 2018  w/Henry Kaiser & Greg Goodman  1:22:16 Pop‑up)  
Red Norvo And His Selected Sextet  Hallelujah   Options Red Norvo's Fabulous Jam Session (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1945 / 198?    1:24:49 Pop‑up)  
Music behind DJ:
"frogs and more frogs" @ Joe Bauer's  
        1:27:38 Pop‑up)  
Youngbloods  All Over The World (La La)   Options Euphoria 1965-1969 (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1967 / 1999    1:39:07 Pop‑up)  
Herbie Nichols  Hangover Triangle   Options Herbie Nichols Trio (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1955 / 2016    1:43:35 Pop‑up)  
Fairport Convention  No Man's Land   Options What We Did On Our Holidays (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1968 / 2003    1:46:20 Pop‑up)  
Basil Kirchin  Negatives   Options Jonny Trunk Presents: Now We Are Ten (CD) from the Brainen Archive   ? / 2007  VAR  1:48:54 Pop‑up)  
Fats Domino  Domino Stomp   Options The Fat Man's Frenzy (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1953 / 2006    1:50:51 Pop‑up)  
Humblebums [Gerry Rafferty]  Keep It To Yourself   Options Humblebums -Open Up The Door (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1970    1:56:24 Pop‑up)  
Music behind DJ:
"frogs and more frogs" @ Joe Bauer's  
        1:56:31 Pop‑up)  

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

Listener comments!

  9:02am David in ATL from NJ:

Thanks for 41 years of radio gold, Bob. I have all of those archives to explore in the future.
  9:02am 1whoknewcthulhu:

Good morning, Bob and all.
Avatar 9:03am duke:

Howdy Braniacs
  9:03am queems:

i’m so distraught that this show won’t be on
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am LynnsBrother:

Good Morning music lovers.
Avatar 9:04am duke:

I'm going to miss this show when the new season takes over
  9:04am mauri:

good saturday bob and everyone.
Avatar 9:05am DonJuanTijuana:

Always dig tuning in for the BB show on Saturday AM's ....will be bummer not to hear you on the waves. Cheers to you for providing all the great tunes all during your time on the airwaves!
  9:05am mauri:

oh jeah thanks for the shows bob.
Avatar 9:06am jake6573:

Good morning room
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07am annie:

wow, bob..... and i've been taking these shows for granted.. the opening song today is gold! so, now i turn the archives on... a treasure trove of music awaits. thanks for all the music!!
Avatar 9:07am James in ATL:

Saturdays won't be the same without you on the airwaves. Thank you Bob for all the wonderful music.
  9:07am Jeff:

Radio has been a magical experience ever since I snuck my little transistor into bed with me - late ‘50s/early ‘60s.
Bob Brainen has always been one of my favorite magicians.
Avatar 9:08am jake6573:

Magpie salute ( Chris Robinson of Black Crowes fame), did a great version of eight miles high last night at Sony Hall
Avatar 9:09am TDK60:

Hi Bob. I remember when She Don't Care About Time could only be found as a B-Side 45. What a song.
Avatar 9:12am TDK60:

Pulling out some gems today, eh? Moby Grape...
  9:12am WilliamfromDumont:

Morning Bob and all. I sincerely hope this is not the last time around.
  9:13am Santos L Halper:

Jeez Bob, you’re killing us here.
How’s that song go, “Saturdays Will Never Be the Same”?
  9:13am Luke:

Grapeshot.Buddy Miller said the best live band was Moby Grape
  9:13am prudy:

Bob: I will miss your steady presence every Sat morning. All the best for your future projects and I hope to see you at least occasionally on WFMU. The archives will be my solace. Cheers.
Avatar 9:14am duke:

The Wolf!!!!
  9:15am Jeff:

The Wolf had a different sound when he recorded in Memphis (prior to heading up to Chicago).
Still great but nothing could touch the Chess recordings.
  9:16am Santos L Halper:

BTW put on your latest premium the other day, great stuff as always.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:16am annie:

i'll have to find some new saturday morning plant-watering sounds
Avatar 9:17am TDK60:

I saw Moby Grape once, long ago. Skip Spence was absent ("sick") but they still tore it up as a quartet.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:18am Hughie Considine:

In the mid-80s, in a single set, Bob turned me on to Tommy Keene, The Waves, the Replacements, and the Meat Puppets. And that fantastical Stephen Sondheim vocal outtake of "Anyone Can Whistle."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:18am Greg from ZONE 5:

Morning, Bob!
This Abbey Lincoln track is f#$%ing FANTASTIC!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:19am melinda:

Morning Bob and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:19am Mike Sin:

Every Saturday, like clockwork, the wife and i are up drinking coffee and listening to Bob's great show! We will miss his show this season, but look forward to a great Summer 2019 with Bob back on the air!
  9:20am moe:

it's been a musical education Bob... thanks
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:21am Mike Sin:

I think I've been listening to Bob for 34 of his 41 years on WFMU!
Avatar 9:21am SmokinJ:

Life is change. Let's just keep Rockin'! 8-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24am Hughie Considine:

This is just super gorgeous.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24am Zetti:

Gonna miss ya Bob, hope you're back soon.
  9:25am Woodsman:

Bob, Thanks for your time and only good thoughts ahead in your journey ahead. You will be missed.
  9:27am David in ATL from NJ:

Me? Only about 10 of the 41.
  9:29am Ed From Jersey City:

Thanks for sharing your love of music. Best wishes.
  9:30am WilliamfromDumont:

First time I heard Big Star. Bob's show, 1985.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31am melinda:

Love to hear Kirsty. That was especially lovely.
  9:32am moe:

what will you do with all those frog?
  9:32am RCinMT:

Going to miss the frogs
  9:32am karen:

Good morning Bob and best wishes to you. I love the way you mix so many genres & eras of music. Oh, and those chirping froggies! Cheers to you & all the Brainiacs. I hope we all meet here again.
Avatar 9:33am northguineahills:

Kristy MacColl, new to me, and digdug!
Avatar 9:34am northguineahills:

(reminded me of Meg Baird)
  9:35am herb.nyc:

"Bob Brainen for Midterm Elections, 2018". Plz vote in November! And thank you for the great songs and tawk, bob. We'll enjoy today, and yr next appearance.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:37am Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks for the good times, Bob. Hoping you and the frogs return someday.
  9:40am David in ATL from NJ:

Fill ins? Sounds great to me!
  9:40am Alex in Texas via Kentucky:

41 years!!! Congrats ... always dig those frogs and your insight and songs
  9:40am Mandy:

Bob, you always make my mornings so relaxing and envigorating. happy trails and I'm looking forward to hearing the frogs again soon.
  9:41am Listener Robert:

Wow, you haven't taken a single schedule off in 41 years? That's amazing and also scary. Even Irwin's taken some off. Have as good a time as you can!
  9:41am Taavi:

Say it's not so, Bob!
  9:41am mike.indiana:

always enjoyed your show! congratulations on 41 years, hope to hear you in the future. enjoy your time!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:41am dinatekno:

Happy anniversary albeit bittersweet for me. My Saturday morning's will never be the same. I'm sad for that. But I hope you are happy and if you do other radio or podcasts - please keep me in the loop. I will support whatever you choose to do. Keep the frogs!!!!
  9:42am Slaboch:

Congrats on 41 years Bob! Saturday mornings won't be the same w/o you. Enjoy the break!
  9:42am HM:

Thank you and good luck.
  9:43am mrmucho:

Thanks for providing superb Saturday morning entertainment, Bob. I started tuning in regularly about 9 years ago and have missed very few shows since. Next weekend won't be the same. All the best!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:44am melinda:

Bob this show was my entry point for FMU, and a Saturday morning ritual since 2009-10. Thanks for all the music!
  9:45am Windy City:

Gonna miss you Bob you really started Saturday morning right
Enjoy your break and I’ll look forward to your fill ins
  9:45am WilliamfromDumont:

Didn't Hendrix produce this album?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:46am Jeezy:

Yes, I've been loving the opening theme since... THE EIGHTIES! Can't beleive it's been that long...
  9:48am stockton:

bob, you have been delightful guide and left us lots of maps. see you out there.
  9:48am moe:

Pre Bob in this time slot it was Listeners DJing boy was that hit and miss... more miss than hit...
  9:48am Madeline:

It's hard to imagine Saturday mornings without you. I felt pangs of shock and dismay when I realized that you would no longer broadcasting. Thank you for all the music, commentary, tree peepers and windshield wipers on rainy days. Congratulations on your long run at WFMU. You will be missed.
  9:49am Jeff:

I’ve said it before, but it’s worth repeating. I read a short piece, in either the Village Voice or Soho Weekly News, where the writer mentioned the back to back FMU programs hosted by Frank O’Toole and Bob Brainen - I believe it was Wednesday evenings. That was back in 1980, and I’ve been listening ever since.
All the best, Bob. See you at the next NRBQ show.
  9:49am Todd E:

Many thanks, Bob, for decades of listening pleasure. Your mix of genres and rarities made for one of my fave radio shows of all time. Will miss you -- wish you all the best! PS -- I probably ran into you at Alwilk and Vogel's Records in the '70s.
Avatar 9:51am TDK60:

41 years today, wow..1977..
  9:52am Readie Righteous:

Hey Bob- discovered your show recently and now I hear you won’t be on Saturday morning-41 years is an amazing run! I’ve enjoyed your mic breaks, comments, insights...hope you’ll find a space for all that goodness going forward- congrats and THANKS!
  9:52am Listener Robert:

I just realized we'll have both Mr. Brainen and Mr. Kelly off schedule at the same time. Are we being punished?
  9:53am 1whoknewcthulhu:

Going to miss you on Saturday mornings, Bob. Thanks to your program I know more about music than I would have over the past 10 years, and my appreciation across genres has grown exponentially. Best of luck for the future--and don't be a stranger.
  Swag For Life Member 9:56am tadpoles:

Yikes...just taking in the news Bob. Always a shock when you don't expect an institution ending (not that I like to describe you that way). I have a mixtape from the '80's with some of your djing on it..your voice has changed a little. Good luck and hope all's well and look forward to numerous guest spots.
  9:56am Taavi:

Some lodestars I'd be innocent of, if not for Bob: the Pair Extrordinaire, the Humblebums, P.J. O'Connell...
  9:58am PT:

Listening to today's show is certainly bittersweet, but reading the comments of what has to be the hippest listenership in radioland brings me pure pleasure. I doff my chapeau to all, with gratitude.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00am Frank In Queens:

Robert, Bill is coming back next week for the fall schedule!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00am listener Rey:

Good luck Bob. I lamented losing Greasy Kid Stuff all those Saturdays ago but your show has been quite the journey (Out of my mind). Look forward to hearing those fill-ins whenever they happen.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:01am LynnsBrother:

Bob's the only one who plays moviemonstermusic.blogspot.com , great stuff there.
Avatar 10:01am briania:

Happy trails, Bob.
  10:02am Mandy:

I hope they keep the low key music vibe on Saturday mornings that I look forward to each week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02am Uncle Michael:

I'm going to miss you for your (hopefully) brief absence from the schedule. Please enjoy your break. Thanks for all the music.
  10:06am Listener Robert:

Whew, Frank! Missing both would've been like being made to follow a low-fat and low-carb diet at the same time.

However, I must confess that when Bob left the Wed. afternoon slot, I didn't immediately look thru "LCD" to see where he'd gone to, so I can survive it.
  10:07am Fragonard:

Noooooooo! Why are you leaving???
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:07am Frank In Queens:

Bob, I'm not usually very active on the comments board this early on a Saturday (the caffeine takes some time to kick in), but I've been an attentive listener for a number of years now, and I've always looked forward to your show to start my weekends off right. Congrats on a hell of a run and thank you for all the wonderful music. We'll all be eagerly awaiting your fill-ins and your return to the broadcast schedule. Be well!
Avatar 10:08am Marc Francis:

You will be missed! I don't know what Saturday mornings will be or sound like without you !
  10:12am mentaldrift:

saddest day ever
  10:13am GListener MW:

Bob, you will be wholeheartedly missed -- in general and in this slot. Thank you for the years of Saturday mornings. This 9:00-11:00 has been an integral part of my weekend routine. Godspeed!
Avatar 10:17am Sonny Rickles:

Thanks for the many years of great Rock/Jazz/Monster Movie tunes!
  10:19am Jeff:

No more equivocating - I’ll be turning 64 in 2 weeks and don’t expect to get turned on to any more magicians on the airwaves.
Bob Brainen is my favorite radio DJ of all time! Runner ups: Vin Scelsa and Dan Ingram.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:24am Summer and Michael:

Sad as it is, Bob, we actually thought last week had been your final show, so we're delighted at least to be hearing you live today. Yours is an absolutely wonderful program, you will be sorely missed! (June is a long ways off - didn't 'FMU used to have a fall, spring and summer schedule, not just one long one and the shorter summertime one?). Very much hoping to hear of fill-ins and, soon, your return to the schedule. Meantime, all the very best and... thank you!
  10:28am WilliamfromDumont:

The Red Norvo sides for Comet are overlooked BeBop gems.
  10:29am Robert Nolan:

NRBQ''s greatest advocate on the radio. You will be missed. Free the frogs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:29am listener Rey:

We'll miss you for sure. Thanks for the great music you turned me on to and all the useful info you always impart. I'm so grateful for the archives
  10:33am GListener MW:

Thank you for turning me onto more NRBQ than my casual fandom had ever delved into; and, for getting me back into XTC as much as ever had-been!
Avatar 10:40am Michael Shelley:

BOB, I'll miss you & your show. THANKS for all the years of work!
  10:40am Gary:

Thanks for all the many years of Saturday mornings I spent with you. Hope to hear you soon on fill-ins.
Be well!
  10:42am rivieradoug:

Not the end Bob but a new beginning. Talk to you soon.
Avatar 10:42am TDK60:

Saw The Youngbloods open for Bo Diddley at Café Au Go Go, 1966. Yikes, a while ago..
Avatar 10:45am Schnormal:

Bob, love your show and your voice!! No better way to ease into the weekend. I hope to hear you on FMU again soon!
  Swag For Life Member 10:46am tadpoles:

There's an expression in psychology called "accidental association" where thoughts and memories are evoked by smells etc and especially music. Whenever I listen to Gene Clark, Big Star etc I think of you Bob.
  10:48am Jeff and Marilyn:

You are simply the best. Will miss your selections and humor.
Avatar 10:48am TDK60:

Fairport! Was just at their annual fest a month back. Great.
  10:51am AZ Dave:

You're the best, Bob.
Avatar 10:52am Listener Sean In Long Valley NJ:

  10:53am cronbat:

We'll miss you, Bob! Hope to hear your show again soon.
Avatar 10:53am Listener Sean In Long Valley NJ:

I will miss your show on Saturdays. It is a perfect way to set the tone for my weekends. Thanks for 41 years!!
  10:54am JEFFM:

Thanks for the memories, Bob.
  10:57am Jeff:

Bob, thanks for showing up and playing music for us all these years.
Avatar 10:57am TDK60:

Bravo, great music, Bob.
  10:58am queems:

thank you sir!
  10:59am richard in brooklyn:

so eerie -- it was the gerry rafferty tribute show some years ago that was my first exposure to bob's show. hard to imagine saturdays without you, bob. thank you so much and best wishes in all that you do going forward.
Avatar 11:00am duke:

Thanks for all the great tunes Bob. Saturday morning won't be the same.
  11:01am Ross T.:

You're a gem, mate.
Avatar 11:01am colinfromvictoriabritishcolumbiacanada:

Wut!!??? Please no more change. Bob's pipes are hypnotic. 41 years! Wow. No,don't let him leave!
  11:02am tina:

NOOOO, say it ain't so!
  11:16am Listener Robert:

Praise Bob!
  1:33pm Patrick white:

Thanks Bob for all the wonderful programs.you made working every Saturday MUCH easier.Good luck on your future endeavors
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:41pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Pleeeeze come back Mr Brainen. Wanna hear you and Irwin celebrating your FIFTIETH FMU anniversaries! Honored to have had a beer with you at Barmacy back in the mid-90s
  10:00pm any resemblance:


CBC radio deejay Randy Bachman retold his CANNED HEAT story tonight at 45 minutes after the first hour of his salute to flutes, and it was about Bob "The Bear" Hite, not Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson as I wrote 3 comments ago.

"I remember when CANNED HEAT played in Vancouver, a guy in the band named Bob "The Bear" Hite weighed oer 400 pounds. He got locked in the club overnight so he drank the whole bar. When they came in the next day to clean up, he lay unconscious on the stage and they couldn't move him. So they got a forklift, rolled him onto a sheet of plywood, and the forklift gently delivered him to the dressing room where they had to wake him up in a few hours for the night's gig."

Bachman made an awful flub, that flautist Ray Thomas still plays with the Moody Blues.
  10:03pm any resemblance:

Not 3 comments ago; I meant the July 14, 2018 playlist
  9:40am louis mercado:

goes without saying, i will miss you and your show as well. i remember listening to you wednesday nights in mid '80s. thank you so much for left banke, gene clark, fairport etc.
  12:13pm Jay Schwartz:

I will miss Bob's voice and his always excellent music. What happened?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:10pm Cal Zone!:

Thank you Bob! I've been a loyal listener since the mid-80's and have always enjoyed your provocative and inspiring music mix as well as your delightfully circuitous and languid delivery! Hope to hear you pop back again soon, and on some kind of regular basis.
  5:38pm Drew:

I squinted at the archives pages for a long time...couldn't find Bob. Not good.
  7:56am burpage:

toady is bob day fer me going back too 6 29 2002 let the day begin
  7:57am burpage:

toady is bob day fer me going back too 6 29 2002 let the day begin
  7:57am burpage:

toady is bob day fer me going back too 6 29 2002 let the day begin
  1:40pm JoeChrisMorris:

what about bob?
Avatar 11:16am Marc Francis:

Where did you go? Why did you go? Saturday mornings are not the same without you...
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