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Turning over the toy box and jamming together the gloriously mismatched musical Lincoln Logs, Legos and Tinker Toys from Tin Pan Alley pluggers, pickled egg tavern weepers, lockstep soul ensembles, skinny-tie power poppers, Eurotrash ravers, moontanned art school rockers, drunken soccer anthems and anything else that seems like a good idea at the time. There are no guilty pleasures.

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
Uncle Michael  Hinky Dinky Time Open   Options         0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
The Staple Singers  This Year   Options Soul Folk In Action  Stax   1968    0:03:59 (Pop‑up)
Jackie Leven  Working Alone/A Blessing   Options The Forbidden Songs of the Dying West  Cooking Vinyl   1995    0:05:51 (Pop‑up)
Nat 'King' Cole  Nothing in the World   Options single (b-side to Come Closer To Me (Acercate Mas))  Capitol   1958    0:14:01 (Pop‑up)
Del Reeves  This Must Be the Bottom   Options single (b/w Laughter Keeps Running Down My Cheeks)  United Artists  1966  (From: The Best of Del Reeves) 1967  0:16:34 (Pop‑up)
Dusty Springfield  Breakfast in Bed   Options Dusty In Memphis  Atlantic   1969    0:18:39 (Pop‑up)
Beverly Kenney  A Fine Romance   Options Sings With Jimmy Jones And "The Basie-Ites"  Roost   1957    0:21:26 (Pop‑up)
Ames Brothers  Destination Moon   Options Destination Moon  RCA Victor   1958    0:24:15 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Tak Shindo 

Skylark   Options

Brass and Bamboo 




0:26:33 (Pop‑up)
Jacks  裏切りの季節 = Gloomy Flower   Options Vacant World = ジャックスの世界  Express   1968  (From: Love, Peace & Poetry: Japanese Psychedelic Music)J  0:31:49 (Pop‑up)
Bee Gees  Bridges Crossing Rivers   Options prev. unr.  Atco   1968  (From: Idea (bonus disc))  0:35:05 (Pop‑up)
Vinegar Joe  Rusty Red Armour   Options Vinegar Joe  Island   1972    0:37:04 (Pop‑up)
Vinegar Joe  Avinu Malkenu   Options Vinegar Joe  Island   1972    0:41:48 (Pop‑up)
Foghat  Drivin' Wheel   Options single (b/w Night Shift)  Bearsville   1976  (From: Guitar Rock 1976-1977)  0:45:07 (Pop‑up)
Rod Stewart (The Faces)  (I Know) I'm Losing You   Options Every Picture Tells A Story  Mercury   1971  (From: Reason To Believe: The Complete Mercury Studio Recordings)  0:50:09 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:

Nervous But Shy   Options

single (b-side to Brass In Pocket ) 



(From: Pretenders (Deluxe Special Edition 2015)) 

0:55:26 (Pop‑up)
Buddy Holly  Listen To Me   Options Buddy Holly  Coral   1958    1:01:31 (Pop‑up)
Gladys Knight & The Pips  Friendship Train   Options single (b/w Cloud Nine)  Soul   1969  (From: Best Soulfood 60's Vol.9)  1:03:47 (Pop‑up)
Stevie Wonder  Uptight (Everything's Alright)   Options single (b/w Purple Rain Drops )  Tamla   1965  (From: The Motown Box)  1:07:26 (Pop‑up)
Range Riders  Who Calls You Sweet Mama Now?   Options shellac 10" (b/w How Come You Do Me Like You Do)  Vocalion   1937  (From: Western Swing & Country Jazz)  1:10:39 (Pop‑up)
Cowboy  Where Can You Go?   Options Boyer & Talton  Capricorn   1975  (From: Peaches Vol. 2)  1:13:23 (Pop‑up)
Buffalo Springfield  The Rent Is Always Due (demo)   Options prev. unr.  n/a   1967  (From: Buffalo Springfield Box Set)  1:15:33 (Pop‑up)
Roberta Flack  The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face   Options single (b/w Trade Winds)  Atlantic   1972  (From: The Very Best of Roberta Flack)  1:18:32 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Armando Trovaioli 

Bada Caterina (feat. Carmen Villani-Funny Version)   Options

Adulterio all'italiana (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) 




1:23:44 (Pop‑up)
The Cats And The Fiddle  Swing The Scales   Options shellac 10" (b-side to Hush-A-Bye Love)  Bluebird   1940  (From: Complete Recordings, Vol. 1 (1939-1940), Killin' Jive)  1:29:51 (Pop‑up)
Freddy Martin And His Orchestra  Piano Concerto In B Flat   Options shellac 10" (b-side to Why Don't We Do This More Often?)  Bluebird   1941  (From: Biky's Best Instrumental Music (Part 12))  1:32:10 (Pop‑up)
Grant Green  The Cantaloupe Woman   Options His Majesty, King Funk  Verve   1965    1:35:21 (Pop‑up)
Compay Quinto  La Rumba del Chinito   Options single (b-side to Ocanasordi)  Doremi   1968  (From: Cumbia Beat Vol. 2)  1:41:59 (Pop‑up)
Roberto Moron Y Su Atentado Internacional  Cumbia De La Selva   Options unk.  unk.   2008  (From: Clasicas De La Cumbia Sonidera Vol.1)  1:44:32 (Pop‑up)
The Waitiki 7  Flower Humming   Options New Sounds of Exotica  Pass Out   2010    1:47:27 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Tak Shindo 

Bali Hai   Options

Brass and Bamboo 




1:53:18 (Pop‑up)
Out Of Focus  God Save the Queen, Cried Jesus   Options Wake Up  Kuckuck   1971    1:58:26 (Pop‑up)
Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog  Agnes   Options YRU Still Here?  Northern Spy   2018    2:05:52 (Pop‑up)
The Mothers Of Invention  The Legend Of The Golden Arches   Options Uncle Meat  Bizarre   1969    2:09:05 (Pop‑up)
Hamburglers  So Now You Know, So Thank You   Options Happy Meal  No Type   2002    2:12:30 (Pop‑up)
The Disco Bros.  Let's Go To The Disco   Options single (b/w Everybody Dance)  United Artists   1976  (From: The Disco Bros & The Tartan Horde)  2:15:15 (Pop‑up)
The Flaming Ember  1200 Miles   Options single (b/w Sunshine)  Hot Wax   1971  (From: Holland Dozier Holland Complete 45's)  2:17:30 (Pop‑up)
Raylene & The Blue Angels  Shakin' All Over   Options single (b/w Canadian Sunset)  Cuca   1966  (From: Destroy That Boy! - More Girls With Guitars)  2:20:55 (Pop‑up)
Carole King  School Bells Are Ringing   Options single (b/w I Didn't Have Any Summer Romance)  Dimension   1962  (From: The Gerry Goffin & Carole King Songbook)  2:23:01 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Ray Ellis & His Orchestra 

La Dolce Vita (The Sweet Life)   Options

La Dolce Vita And Other Great Motion Picture Themes 

RCA Victor  


(From: Complete Pop Instrumental Hits Of The Sixties, Vol. 2: 1961) 

2:25:08 (Pop‑up)
Skeeter Davis  Give Me Death   Options single (b-side to Homebreaker)  RCA Victor   1959    2:32:20 (Pop‑up)
Dr Jack Van Impe  Marked For Death   Options Don't Look Now We Are All Someone Else's Food  n/a   1969    2:34:32 (Pop‑up)
The Who  Heaven And Hell   Options single (b-side to Summertime Blues)  Track   1970  (From: Thirty Years of Maximum R & B)  2:35:06 (Pop‑up)
The Serendipity Singers  Plastic   Options single (b/w When Peaches Grow On Lilac Trees)  Philips   1965    2:38:34 (Pop‑up)
Tyla Gang  Styrofoam   Options single (b/w Texas Chainsaw Massacre Boogie)  Stiff   1976  (From: The Big Stiff Box Set)  2:40:57 (Pop‑up)
Fugazi  Styrofoam   Options Repeater + 3 Songs  Dischord   1990    2:43:29 (Pop‑up)
Tom Waits  No One Knows I'm Gone   Options Alice  Anti-   2002    2:45:58 (Pop‑up)
Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog  YRU Still Here?   Options YRU Still Here?  Northern Spy   2018    2:47:38 (Pop‑up)
Zuider Zee  Thank You   Options Zuider Zee  Columbia   1975    2:52:06 (Pop‑up)
Fleetwood Mac  Albatross   Options single (b/w Jigsaw Puzzle Blues)  Blue Horizon   1968    2:55:23 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar 12:02pm βrian:

Whose hometown homies are featured today?
Avatar 12:03pm burke:

Dontcha give me the slip !
  12:04pm dan:

I need some Hinky Dinky treatment today. Just had a big loss in my family. RIP to my Grandma. Rough week.
Avatar 12:04pm βrian:

Cool. Not far from the Vehicle City, either.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07pm Uncle Michael:

Brian! Burke! Dan!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07pm Dominick:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07pm Uncle Michael:

I'm sorry to hear about your loss, Dan.

  12:09pm dan:

Thanks UM. It was sudden, but she went peacefully.
Avatar 12:15pm northguineahills:

Shit dan, may UM's sounds salve you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:18pm Uncle Michael:

NGH! I'll do what I can.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:21pm Doug Schulkind:

Hey everyone. I forgot to mention I will not be on next week. (It's parents' weekend at my daughter's college.) Larry Grogan, host of Testify!, will be filling in for me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:22pm Uncle Michael:

Doug! Take dorm groceries!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:31pm Dominick:

Ames Bros. checking out the rocks
Avatar 12:31pm northguineahills:

I'm pretty sure Sun Ra also has a song entitled "Destination Moon".
Avatar 12:34pm Roberto:

Careful with that chain saw, Eugene.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:35pm Uncle Michael:

  12:35pm dan:

It’s Japanese Scott Walker
  12:37pm rw:

Yo! Bake a pie? Dang. I'm trying to decide whether I've got time to pick up a pie from the pie store this weekend. Radio's sounding awesome.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:38pm Uncle Michael:

rw! Thank you.
Avatar 12:39pm burke:

My better half is threatening a lemon tart this weekend -- it's got the whole fruit pureed in it with just the seeds removed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:41pm Uncle Michael:

burke, talk her into taking the zest off, then cutting away and tossing out the white pith.
Avatar 12:44pm northguineahills:

Bridges crossing rivers is better then rivers crossing bridges....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:45pm Uncle Michael:

Ask the Carolinas.
  12:46pm Joe:

Ello folks
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:48pm Uncle Michael:

Joe! Did you ride the storm out?
  12:50pm Joe:

Yeah we were supposed to be dead center of the hell and that little shift put it right around us. I feel horrible saying it but we came out completely unscathed. We are so very very lucky unlike the folks to the east of us
  12:50pm dan:

You will never find Rod Price on the list of greatest guitarists or Lonseome Dave on a great rock vocalists list. Foghat is very under appreciated.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:50pm Scraps:

Goddam Foghat yeah!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:51pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:51pm Uncle Michael:

Boogie rock fans know.
  12:51pm Joe:

It’s really strange to know that more or less than an hour away and its devastated.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:52pm Scraps:

had the single. zoom, voom.
  12:52pm Joe:

Don’t doubt the boogie nobody.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:53pm Uncle Michael:

I'm glad you dodged the bullet, Joe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:03pm Asheville Jon:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:04pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:05pm Asheville Jon:

Avatar 1:06pm burke:

Hey keep it down! I'm trying to listen here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:07pm Brian in UK:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:07pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:10pm Uncle Michael:

Brian! How are things in Blightey?
  1:11pm dan:

Hard to believe that Stevie Wonder was only 15 years old when he recorded "Uptight", the same age Justin Bieber was when he recorded the crappy "Baby.
  1:14pm Dean:

I'd like to hear a song called "Crappy Baby."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:15pm Uncle Michael:

Dean! Yes, let's.
  1:17pm dan:


Everything Bieber does is crappy, whether the song is "Baby" or "Crappy Baby".
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:17pm Brian in UK:

Uncle, well weather wise we have had heavy rain, not like the east coast but bad enough.
This freaking brexit is feeble in the extreme.
Oh and that wall across the sahara is an idea no one else has thought of. Can someone change the medication, please.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:17pm listener Rey:

Hey Tio Michael. Hinky Dinkin' it in Palisades Park
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:18pm Scraps:

Argh. We have had an exploding outlet. Plug melted. (Nobody hurt.) I knew that the man who fixed this house was an amateur, and several things had gone wrong, but jeezus. Electrician here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:19pm Uncle Michael:

wall?! wot?

Rey! Is Freddy Cannon with you?
  1:19pm dan:

My guess is that "The Rent Is Always Due" became "I Am A Child"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:20pm Uncle Michael:

Scraps! Veysmir.

Good guess, Dan. Neil demo'd it twice.
Avatar 1:21pm βrian:

Cuz, as they say, The Good Lord giveth and the landlord taketh away.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:21pm Brian in UK:

Uncle this wall.
  1:22pm dan:

Who do you think had the better voice, Roberta or Gladys? I'd go with Gladys
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:22pm Uncle Michael:

Brian, discount utterances by idiots.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:22pm Scraps:

Jeez, both great
Avatar 1:23pm βrian:

I don't see why the UK can't just exit the Brexit. Especially, since there was evidence of Russian meddling.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:23pm Uncle Michael:

Gladys still sounds great. Saw her a year or so ago.
Avatar 1:23pm northguineahills:

I have that Buffalo Box set!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:24pm Asheville Jon:

i've had waaaaaayyyyyyy too much coffee to be able to listen to this song. be back in a few
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:28pm Brian in UK:

@βrian I would love to but this is the president and this is what we call democracy.
Guess we get the politicians that we deserve. No, that is not correct because in a true democracy there would be an option for not accepting any candidates.
  1:28pm Dean:

@dan: I'm not a Bieber fan by a stretch, and I might be confusing his music with that of a half-dozen similar pop crooners (Charlie Puth, Sam Smith, etc.), but owing to my 12YO's radio preferences I hear a lot of it, and some of it, in small doses, isn't that bad.
Avatar 1:28pm βrian:

That V-fib can interfere with one's music listening pleasure.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:30pm Brian in UK:

@Dean what is quality? Had this troubling question with Robert Pirsig.
Avatar 1:30pm βrian:

But when does a referendum preclude a subsequent referendum? I dunna get it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:31pm Brian in UK:

Uncle how was the Sweetheart gig?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:33pm Dominick:

yes yes yes!
  1:34pm rw:

However it turns out you’re going to need ice cream. Off to work now. Thanks UM! Later kids!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:34pm Brian in UK:

@βrian, it should not. Except when the public is told blatant lies like the Brexit supporters did.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:36pm Rich in Washington:

That Roberta Flack track reminded me that I finally got around to seeing Play Misty For Me after all these years.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:36pm Uncle Michael:

see ya rw!

GREAT, Brian. And you can discount the idiotic utterance because NO ONE would build that wall, and SPAIN can't afford to fence an allotment.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:43pm Brian in UK:

I know but it is the way stuff comes spouting out. All fighting talk but that is what the public loves, Well some public.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:43pm Uncle Michael:

This is NOT the version of Cantaloupe Woman from "His Majesty..." and I'm at a loss...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:44pm Brian in UK:

No chance of the tour coming over here.
  1:47pm Dean:

@Brian in UK: Pirsig, the Motorcycle Maintenance guy? Prior to his demise, I suppose. Some folks love Telemann, some loathe him. I happen to include myself among the former, but I can sympathize with the latter.

Lounge versions of Rachmaninov, though, test the limits of my tolerance.
Avatar 1:47pm βrian:

Oh, this!
Avatar 1:48pm βrian:

Are there lounge versions of Elgar?
  1:49pm Dean:

Yes! https://www.amazon.com/Classical-Chillout-Lounge-Johann-Sebastian/dp/B00013MVQC

Delius'd be better!
  1:50pm Dean:

(Pretty sure "lounge" is being used differently in that Amazon link, I know.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:54pm Brian in UK:

@Dean the definition of quality pursued him all through the book.
Hoping to go to this recital tomorrow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:57pm Brian in UK:

@Dean yes,'On hearinbg the first cuckoo of Spring' by Esquivel would be quaint.
  1:57pm Dean:

That recital looks spectacular.

Never read Z&tAoMM. Made it most of the way through Gulag Archipelago, though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:59pm Brian in UK:

@Dean So did Solzhenitzin. Excuse spelling.
  1:59pm Dean:

Wait, was that Tchaikovsky? I get my -ovskys and my -ovs mixed up.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:01pm Stevel:

Electric flute!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:02pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:05pm Stevel:

Uncle! How fare the western flatlands?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:06pm Uncle Michael:

Fair to middlin' in the midlands.
Avatar 2:18pm burke:

Sounds like Nick Lowe
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:18pm Dominick:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:18pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar 2:19pm burke:

Hey who brought that accordion into this disco
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:20pm Uncle Michael:

Geraint Watkins?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:23pm Brian in UK:

Uncle great show. Fish PIE is calling.
Good weekend everyone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:24pm Uncle Michael:

Fish and finger pie? Thanks, Brian! See ya!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:24pm Brian in UK:

Raylene, an Aussie?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:25pm Uncle Michael:

I do believe so.
  2:26pm dan:

Carole King is putting on a Little Eva type accent for this song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:40pm Sweet Corn Lizzie:

Wow I haven't heard Heaven and Hell since about 1970! Thanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:41pm Uncle Michael:

Lizzie! YW
  2:45pm davefromtoronto:

these tunes are non compostable...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:47pm Jeff Golick:

Holding out for PiL's "Bags."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:47pm Uncle Michael:

Sunday, Jeff!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:48pm Pedro in Arlington:

Uncle Mike - Was listening to your Have a Nice Day anniversary show. You need to get your brother an Elliot Lurie "Brandy" shirt. The "Brandy 72" on the back is incredible. www.elliot-lurie.com...
  2:50pm Dean:

Was just thinking yesterday of a song I'd like to hear delivered by Waits, but now I can't remember it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:50pm Uncle Michael:

Thank you, Pedro...and that's pretty cool!

Think hard, Dean!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:55pm Sweet Corn Lizzie:

More faux Macca!
  2:55pm Dean:

Well, when I got home I played a bunch of Morten Lauridsen records, and I'm damn sure I didn't imagine Waits singing any of those tunes.

No, come to think of it, it *was* a Lauridsen tune, in fact his most famous: "Dirait on."
  2:56pm Doug Schulkind:

Thanks for the spins!
Avatar 2:58pm burke:

Thanks UM...have a great weekend. Good mouth-guitar!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:58pm Dominick:

another most enjoyable 3 hours
Avatar 3:00pm βrian:

Trying to imagine Tom Waits speaking French.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:03pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks froends!
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