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Twenty years of dusty fingers, frayed cuticles, & upper respiratory infections — from record digging and DJing around the globe — coalesces into a 2-hour journey through Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Funk, Jazz, Blues, Latin, Rock & Roll, and all points in between. Your speakers will be head-nodding, toe-tapping & even two-stepping to this vintage 45rpm party in no time. Hear favorite songs you didn't know were your favorites, aural treats & record-world problems from the vinyl side of life.

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Options June 18, 2019

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Artist Track Label Format Approx. start time
Ray Charles  Back Home   Options Time  7"  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Bobby Freeman  Little Girl Don't You Understand   Options Josie  7"  0:02:20 (Pop‑up)
Freddy King  Takin' Care Of Business   Options Federal  7"  0:04:43 (Pop‑up)
Little Jr. Parker  I'm Gonna Stop   Options Duke  7"  0:07:16 (Pop‑up)
Darlene Paul  Shimmy   Options Atlantic  7"  0:10:07 (Pop‑up)
TK Hulin  I'm Ashamed Enough To Die   Options L and K  7"  0:16:25 (Pop‑up)
Maria Elena y Carlos Miranda con los Sunglows  Cuatro Copas   Options Sunglow  7"  0:19:06 (Pop‑up)
Johnny Jano  Shed So Many Tears   Options Jador  7"  0:22:42 (Pop‑up)
Chuck Walker & The VIP's with Bobby McVay  I'll Be Standing By   Options Virgo  7"  0:24:55 (Pop‑up)
Gene Chandler  Think Nothing About It   Options Constellation  7"  0:27:31 (Pop‑up)
Marvin Gaye  One More Heartache   Options Tamla  7"  0:35:44 (Pop‑up)
The Miracles  My Girl Has Gone   Options Tamla  7"  0:38:23 (Pop‑up)
The Miracles  I Can Take A Hint   Options Tamla  7"  0:41:13 (Pop‑up)
The Marvelettes  I'll Keep Holding On   Options Tamla  7"  0:43:47 (Pop‑up)
Mary Wells  Can't You See (You're Losing Me)   Options Atco  7"  0:46:09 (Pop‑up)
Al Green  Tomorrow's Dreams   Options Hi  7"  0:55:08 (Pop‑up)
Lee Austin (The Burner)  I'm In Love   Options People  7"  0:57:23 (Pop‑up)
Jackie Wilson  Love Is Funny That Way   Options Brunswick  7"  1:00:50 (Pop‑up)
Dixon  If This Is Love   Options AMG  7"  1:03:55 (Pop‑up)
Sam Dees  I'm So Very Glad   Options Atlantic  7"  1:07:21 (Pop‑up)
James Carr  Everybody Needs Somebody   Options Goldwax  7"  1:14:14 (Pop‑up)
Bobby Bland  Good Time Charlie   Options Duke  7"  1:18:08 (Pop‑up)
Johnnie Taylor  Shackin' Up   Options Stax  7"  1:19:08 (Pop‑up)
Johnnie Taylor  Jody Got Your Girl And Gone   Options Stax  7"  1:21:52 (Pop‑up)
Sweet Inspirations  You Really Didn't Mean It   Options Atlantic  7"  1:24:51 (Pop‑up)
The Fuzz  Leave It All Behind Me   Options Calla  7"  1:33:21 (Pop‑up)
The Persuaders  What Is The Definition Of Love   Options Win Or Lose  7"  1:36:28 (Pop‑up)
Bettye Swann  My Heart Is Closed For The Season   Options Capitol  7"  1:38:59 (Pop‑up)
Ann Peebles  Old Man With Young Ideas   Options Hi  7"  1:41:47 (Pop‑up)
Pilgrim Jubilee Singers  True Story   Options Peacock  7"  1:44:43 (Pop‑up)
Jimmy C. & The Chelsea Five  Leave Me Alone   Options Zero  7"  1:52:05 (Pop‑up)
Scotty McKay  Brown Eyed Handsome Man   Options Ace  7"  1:54:17 (Pop‑up)
Chuck Dallis  Come On Let's Go   Options KC  7"  1:56:29 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00pm Matt from New Orleans:

Hey Kris Did you go and return from LA?
Avatar 10:04pm Kris Holmes:

nah, fly out tomorrow, back sun.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:07pm Matt from New Orleans:

At least that should end my confusion due to poor memory about that subject
Avatar 10:07pm Little Danny:

Hey Kris, hey errrbody.

Making a large batch of Tom Kha soup at present.

That's my, um, status update
Avatar 10:07pm Kris Holmes:

lol
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:08pm Matt from New Orleans:

I didn’t sleep well last night and was up crazy early. I think I’ve been listening to music for 16+ hours straight at this point
Avatar 10:10pm Kris Holmes:

I just freestyled it (Misa hates when I do that) with some beef cashew stirfry
Avatar 10:10pm Franco Twinkie:

Kris, Yuh,yuh, yooooou the one takin' care of business, uh huh!
Avatar 10:10pm Little Danny:

absolutely archetypal Texas blues/R&B sound, that Little Junior Parker
Avatar 10:11pm Little Danny:

Status update #2: no chicory coffee at Porter's Kris. Gonna have to order it online
Avatar 10:12pm Kris Holmes:

WTF Porter's has gone downhill :(
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:13pm Matt from New Orleans:

You can buy kaffir lime leaves in marfa?
Avatar 10:14pm Little Danny:

That Darlene Paul was a new title to me too. Very nice.
Avatar 10:15pm Little Danny:

I have to buy the Kaffir leaves online, alas. Galangal too. We grow the lemon grass tho!

Only checked Marfa's Porter's, alas, Kris.
Avatar 10:16pm Little Danny:

Huh, always figured Jr. Parker was based in Houston during that time
Avatar 10:16pm Franco Twinkie:

Danny, I must warn you: Remaindred chocolate Easter bunnies might be a safer bet.
Avatar 10:18pm Little Danny:

I'm a jaded black coffee drinker and I like weird tastes, though, Franco!
Avatar 10:18pm Little Danny:

Happy to renew chicory talk for another ep of Kris's show either way
Avatar 10:19pm Kris Holmes:

he may have been based there but i believe he was more all over the place
Avatar 10:20pm Franco Twinkie:

Chrestie went to visit a friend in Ojai so I get to turn on the oven and bake a pie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:20pm Matt from New Orleans:

Kris do you remember seeing TK?
Avatar 10:21pm Kris Holmes:

i don't exactly, i mean, i remember he played, but i don't remember seeing him
Avatar 10:22pm Little Danny:

I'm sure you're right Kris, looking up an online bio now
Avatar 10:22pm Franco Twinkie:

Que onda! Los Sunglows!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:22pm Matt from New Orleans:

Fair enough. I remember he sang that song but not much else.
Avatar 10:23pm Little Danny:

That crazy single man Franco at night
Avatar 10:23pm Kris Holmes:

i wouldn't stake money on me being right in this case Dan
Avatar 10:23pm Little Danny:

Yeah that was great, that Sunglows
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:24pm Matt from New Orleans:

Btw Danny I went back and listened to the section of your show that only you were privy to. You exaggerated your haranguing.
Avatar 10:25pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Kris and all
Avatar 10:26pm Little Danny:

Thanks, and thanks Matt!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:26pm Matt from New Orleans:

Hey C
Avatar 10:26pm Little Danny:

Heya coel
Avatar 10:28pm coelacanth∅:

hi Matt hi Danny!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:28pm Matt from New Orleans:

We heard at most mere seconds of the velvet underground song which confused me when people were saying this song, that didn't sound like them to me, was the VU.
Avatar 10:29pm Franco Twinkie:

Yo, Coel. My Compatriot scholar of the secret manuscripts.
Avatar 10:29pm Little Danny:

Whoa this Gene Chandler!
Avatar 10:29pm Little Danny:

I love a solid Impressions rip
Avatar 10:30pm Kris Holmes:

it's a beautiful recording, unfortunately my copy needs upgrading, but fortunately it's cheap & i'm just lazy :)
Avatar 10:30pm Kris Holmes:

written by Curtis btw
Avatar 10:30pm Little Danny:

@Matt: starting this coming Thursday I'm trying out a new streaming client that I hope will solve some of last week's (and many weeks') network issues
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:33pm Matt from New Orleans:

I’ll keep my fingers crossed
Avatar 10:35pm coelacanth∅:

hey Franco!

Matt that was confusing! (at least from the kitchen it was)
i sought out that Masayuki Takayanagi new direction unit though and listened to the whole album!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:36pm Matt from New Orleans:

Cool
Avatar 10:37pm Little Danny:

One of my fave early-ish Marvin Gaye 45s. That mod groove
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:37pm Matt from New Orleans:

I like every version of this song I’ve heard
Avatar 10:38pm Kris Holmes:

the guitar part gets me
Avatar 10:38pm Little Danny:

Didn't know anyone else did this
Avatar 10:40pm Little Danny:

I do believe after years of listening to the stuff that Motown is my favorite soul & R&B label. Top talent + so many incredible arrangements
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:41pm Matt from New Orleans:

Maybe you’re right about that. I could have heard a different take. I can’t find any evidence online.
Avatar 10:42pm Franco Twinkie:

My girl has gone....so now I get to turn off the air conditioner!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:43pm Matt from New Orleans:

The Paul butterfield blues band covered it
Avatar 10:43pm Kris Holmes:

i just assumed because it's got writing credit of the whole Miracles
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:44pm Matt from New Orleans:

The artwoods covered it
Avatar 10:45pm Little Danny:

Looks like UK singer Cliff Bennett did it too, haven't heard it
Avatar 10:46pm Little Danny:

It definitely makes sense in the context of early '60s British R&B (with some mod scene crossover)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:46pm Matt from New Orleans:

There’s a rockabilly version by Marvin rainwater
Avatar 10:47pm Little Danny:

Talk about Motown tracks that were bigger in the UK. This Marvelettes is so good, especially at top volume. Just roaring production
Avatar 10:47pm coelacanth∅:

Franco i just today turned on the ac for the first time this year. not that it was so hot, but hard rain (and for the next 4 days?) and 100% humidity. i wanted to use an electronic device that is old and i cannot afford to replace it so i had to take some of the water out of the air.
Avatar 10:47pm Little Danny:

Talk about bangers! This Mary Wells
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:48pm Matt from New Orleans:

Then it had more covers in the mod revival era
Avatar 10:48pm Little Danny:

Huh. This Mary Wells is a Chicago production
Avatar 10:49pm Little Danny:

Great set mate
Avatar 10:50pm Franco Twinkie:

Coel, Rain for four days!?! Where the the hell do you live anyway?
Avatar 10:54pm Franco Twinkie:

Thanks for the tutorial, Kris. Filed away.
Avatar 10:55pm Little Danny:

Dude. Kris. Use the WFMU app
Avatar 10:56pm Little Danny:

Yeah, expert analysis on that Marvin Gaye side. I'm gonna dig into the backstory
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:56pm Matt from New Orleans:

That’s what I was going to say Danny
Avatar 10:56pm coelacanth∅:

5 days, counting late yesterday. i thought i was in upstate ny but i think something's shifted and washington state has moved in.
Avatar 10:57pm Little Danny:

Who's the guitarist on this Al Green? I dig the licks, recognize them from some Wille Mitchell sides too
Avatar 10:57pm Kris Holmes:

There's a WFMU app???!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:57pm doctorjazz:

Nice All! Hi!
Avatar 10:58pm Little Danny:

Hey doc
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:59pm doctorjazz:

Hey, Danny!
Avatar 10:59pm Little Danny:

It was like one of the first audio-enabled streaming apps on the market after the iPhone debuted. C'mon son
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:00pm Matt from New Orleans:

Probably teenie Hodges
Avatar 11:00pm Kris Holmes:

hahahaha, i suck at phoning
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:03pm doctorjazz:

I have the app, but always stream off the home page, seems to sound better to me.
Avatar 11:03pm Little Danny:

That must be it, Matt, thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:04pm doctorjazz:

(But it could be in my head...)
Avatar 11:05pm coelacanth∅:

the fmu application is only for "smartphones" right?
Avatar 11:06pm Little Danny:

Never noticed a difference, doc, but I wouldn't necessarily recognize slight differences...
Avatar 11:07pm Little Danny:

Yeah, coel, I think. Android or iOS but not like an older flipphone or Blackberry.
Avatar 11:08pm coelacanth∅:

okay thanks Danny. it doesn't apply to me then!
Avatar 11:09pm Franco Twinkie:

Ha,Coel. You a flipper too?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:12pm Matt from New Orleans:

Howard Grimes
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:13pm doctorjazz:

If you're just listening out of the phone speaker, makes little difference. But, with decent headphones, the home page connection does sound slightly better to me (the app is a bit edgy). But, the difference IS very small, not worth getting crazy over. (Unless you're already crazy with this sort of stuff).
Avatar 11:15pm Little Danny:

you talkin' the HPB on Broadway?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:15pm Matt from New Orleans:

I love me some James Carr.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:15pm doctorjazz:

That is some set of pipes!
Avatar 11:17pm Kris Holmes:

the way he holds the syllables & then just what he does with the held notes, OMG
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:17pm Matt from New Orleans:

I’ve gotten into so many arguments with Northern Soulies about James Carr and deep soul in general. They don’t like it because you can’t dance to it.
Avatar 11:18pm Kris Holmes:

No, Broadway is probably the tied worst location lol
  11:20pm Dean:

I have a flip-phone. I hate it. I hate so-called smartphones even more. I also hate the printing press, so go figure.

Must disagree with doctorjazz in a couple respects. First, headphones are not the way to listen for quality sound. Nobody hears the world with objects stuck on or in their ears. Second, digital streaming is dangerous territory. We know so little about sound reproduction, and the legacy of hype about digital reproduction urges caution about the mode.

Half Price Books?! Wow, there's one in my town, too.
Avatar 11:20pm Little Danny:

Haha, used to be okay like 15 years ago

Will be curious to hear some of yer Latin LP haul in future shows
Avatar 11:21pm Little Danny:

That post is PEAK DEAN. Hey bud
Avatar 11:21pm Kris Holmes:

Hard soul isn't even that fashionable right now so they don't even like James Carr's "Northern" sides right now
Avatar 11:21pm coelacanth∅:

Franco i have a "smartphone" kind of device but i disabled wi-fi and gps. (i think. i hope)
it's the least expensive phone service i could find.
Avatar 11:22pm Franco Twinkie:

Matt, Northern Soul purists also wear sta-pressed flairs when it's really hot outside. Why would you listen to people who are clearly nuts?
Avatar 11:22pm Kris Holmes:

Chronis also says that location used to be the best, but no more, either a staff member is skimming or it just gets hit so hard being in a populated area
Avatar 11:23pm coelacanth∅:

i actually fucking hate it, the touch screen bullshit. but tracphone didn't offer flip-phones.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:23pm Matt from New Orleans:

I don’t listen to them Franco just like antagonizing closed minded people of all sorts
  11:25pm doctorjazz:

Hey, Dean, we can agree to disagree. I love new a good speaker system (and have one). But headphone listening is a different activity (and as capable of good, if different sound). And live music is hey another, different way to hear music (which can be good orbad, depending on the venue, your seats, your neighbors, etc). As far as digitalsound, you go for the best you can manage...
Avatar 11:26pm Little Danny:

It's amazing to me that in 2019 such purists still exist. But they do. They're bores, always.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:27pm Matt from New Orleans:

I also listen to a radio show from Brisbane Australia called nowhere to run and two of the three hosts hate ska for no real reason that I can ascertain and the third loves to play at least one ska song per show just to antagonize them because they can’t even offer cogent objections. One even stated that she had hated mod jazz until recently but now is more neutral. There’s clearly musical styles I don’t prefer but I’m willing to be exposed to them by someone I respect
Avatar 11:28pm Franco Twinkie:

Dean, nothing is ever black and white with you, is it? I have a flip phone because I have a serious fuck you attitude about techno-everything. Including this devise i am sitting in front of right now.
Avatar 11:31pm coelacanth∅:

some people aggressively argue in favor of mono music reproduction too. there is no argument as far as what is more "real-life"-sounding - more like live music; but if they like the way the mono sound hits them in the forehead then no one can argue with that. it's a preference of perception.
(of course, if they're aggressive about their opinion, as so many are, then it's okay to argue!)
Avatar 11:34pm Franco Twinkie:

Solipsism is the operative angle here.
Avatar 11:34pm Little Danny:

@Matt. Right. I would occasionally troll the garage fonzies at G45 just to watch them freak out over anything that wasn't some '66 moptop fuzz 'n' farfisa predictability...

I can't imagine ever wholesale dismissing even any sub-sub-genre or sub-sub-style.
Avatar 11:35pm Little Danny:

Wow. Great production on this the Fuzz. Deep and hypnotic groove
Avatar 11:35pm Kris Holmes:

popping drums
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:40pm Matt from New Orleans:

Putting my phone down and gonna listen to the final 20 min. Have a good night everyone.
Avatar 11:40pm Little Danny:

Ahhh, this Bettye is another deep production head-nodder
Avatar 11:41pm Kris Holmes:

goodnight Matt
  11:42pm Dean:

I listen to WFMU on my old Chromebook at home and on a crappy Apple at work. Fidelity is not my goal. If it were I'd invest in a decent server and streaming device. Instead, I revel in the transistor radio quality of the playback. It can be a joy.

Speakers are the *least* relevant components of a good system. If everything upstream from the source is decent, you can settle for a huge array of speakers and enjoy endless pleasure.

Everyone's a "purist" when it comes to one thing or another. I don't get the criticism, frankly.
Avatar 11:43pm Little Danny:

Dean, sure, tho I was leveling the purist criticism at a very specific type of record collector
  11:44pm Dean:

Oops. Gotcha. Mistook the comment, LD.
Avatar 11:44pm Little Danny:

I do wish there were some sort of AM fidelity browser plugin for shows like Kris's
  11:46pm Dean:

Franco, you're right. Nothing (except pianos) is black or white with me.
  11:47pm Dean:

And the history of the USA. That, too, is black or white.
Avatar 11:48pm Franco Twinkie:

Today I plugged in my Sears 5XL tube amp, and have to admit it sounded like absolute shit.
Avatar 11:50pm coelacanth∅:

gnight Matt
  11:51pm Dean:

Last week, doctorjazz, I was seriously considering acquiring a pair of Duntech Sovereigns. (Never mind my insistence that speakers don't matter.) I've had Dunlavy SC-IVs, which were utterly gorgeous. Couldn't afford to move them, dammit.
  11:52pm Dean:

Alex's Bar! Fantastic! I heard Tom Verlaine there many years ago.
Avatar 11:54pm Franco Twinkie:

Tom Verlaine always plays through an old Vox-AC30. THAT is a good speaker.
Avatar 11:58pm coelacanth∅:

a good tube amp is a beautiful thing
  11:58pm Dean:

Oddly, I'm a solid state kinda guy.
Avatar 11:58pm Little Danny:

Night Kris, have a great time in Los Angeles! Night all
Avatar 11:59pm Kris Holmes:

Night guys, thanks for tuning in!
Avatar 11:59pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Kris good night everyone
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