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A pennant-winning battery of songland. Ongoing feature: Single File, a half-hour of randomly selected small records with big holes.

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Sebastian Cabot  It Ain't Me Babe   Options Sebastian Cabot, Actor; Bob Dylan, Poet: A Dramatic Reading With Music  MGM  1967  LP      0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
The Gene Norman Group  Masters of War   Options Dylan Jazz  GNP Crescendo  1965  LP      0:11:43 (Pop‑up)
Sebastian Cabot  Don't Think Twice, It's All Right   Options Sebastian Cabot, Actor; Bob Dylan, Poet: A Dramatic Reading with Music  MGM  1967  LP      0:14:21 (Pop‑up)
Bud Shank and the Folkswingers  Don't Think Twice   Options Folk 'N Flute  World Pacific  1965  LP      0:16:30 (Pop‑up)
Sebastian Cabot  All I Really Want to Do   Options Sebastian Cabot, Actor; Bob Dylan, Poet: A Dramatic Reading with Music  MGM  1967  LP      0:19:10 (Pop‑up)
Claude Denjean and the Moog Synthesizer  Lay Lady Lay   Options MOOG!  London Phase 4  1970  LP      0:21:19 (Pop‑up)
Sebastian Cabot  Quit Your Lowdown Ways   Options Sebastian Cabot, Actor; Bob Dylan, Poet: A Dramatic Reading with Music  MGM  1967  LP      0:24:25 (Pop‑up)
Ramsey Lewis  Mighty Quinn (Quinn the Eskimo)   Options Maiden Voyage  Cadet  1968  LP      0:26:18 (Pop‑up)
Sebastian Cabot  Like a Rolling Stone   Options Sebastian Cabot, Actor; Bob Dylan, Poet: A Dramatic Reading with Music  MGM  1967  LP      0:29:56 (Pop‑up)
The Sound Symposium  Blowin' in the Wind   Options Bob Dylan Interpreted  Dot  1969  LP      0:32:24 (Pop‑up)
 
 
Live music on my show this year
Taraka  Somebody to Love   Options Live on WFMU        outtake!    0:50:06 (Pop‑up)
Taraka  We're So Happy for You   Options Live on Surface Noise, October 7, 2019            0:52:21 (Pop‑up)
Hearing Things  Wooden Leg   Options Live on Surface Noise, May 20, 2019            0:55:23 (Pop‑up)
Graham Brice  Sleepy Eyes   Options Live on Surface Noise, February 4, 2019            0:59:45 (Pop‑up)
Kinloch Nelson  Funky Susan   Options Live on Surface Noise, April 8, 2019            1:02:15 (Pop‑up)
Isasa  Carta para Teo   Options Live on Surface Noise, August 26, 2019        with Evan Larsen on shruti box    1:07:23 (Pop‑up)
SUSS  Sundowner   Options Live on Surface Noise, November 4, 2019            1:15:26 (Pop‑up)
 
Hymen & Metalfunkel  Holy Diver   Options Coasters  Bits and Waves  2019  LP    *   1:27:21 (Pop‑up)
Bluestone  Wind and Rain   Options Silver Roads: Australian Country Rock & Singer Songwriters of the 70s  Warner Music  2013  CD  From 1973    1:30:38 (Pop‑up)
PLVG  Didn't You Know   Options PLVG  Monster Melodies  2019  LP  From 1973  *   1:33:26 (Pop‑up)
 
 
Single File: a bunch of 45 r.p.m. singles all in an orderly row
The Blues Project  No Time Like the Right Time   Options single  Verve Folkways  1967  45      1:39:54 (Pop‑up)
Petula Clark  Here Comes the Morning   Options single  Warner Bros.  1967  45      1:42:11 (Pop‑up)
Porter Wagoner  Katy Did   Options single  RCA  1972  45      1:45:13 (Pop‑up)
Swamp Dogg  Sal-A-Faster   Options single  Canyon  1970  45      1:47:37 (Pop‑up)
Robert Palmer  Love Can Run Faster   Options single  Island  1979  45      1:50:24 (Pop‑up)
The Clash  Pressure Drop   Options single  CBS  1979  45      1:53:57 (Pop‑up)
The G.T.'s  Boys Have Feelings Too   Options single  Stiff  1979  45      1:57:13 (Pop‑up)
Freddie Scott  Hey, Girl   Options single  Colgems  1963  45      2:00:17 (Pop‑up)
The Electric Light Orchestra  Showdown   Options single  Harvest  1973  45      2:03:23 (Pop‑up)
 
 
So Nice They Did It Twice: Part Deux
The Capitols  Cool Jerk   Options Dick Van Dyke's Dance Party  Nick at Nite/Sony Music  1995  CD      2:18:24 (Pop‑up)
The Capitols  Cool Jerk '68   Options single  Karen  1968  MP3      2:20:25 (Pop‑up)
The Charts  Deserie   Options single  Everlast  1957  MP3      2:22:42 (Pop‑up)
The Charts  Desiree   Options single  Wand  1966  MP3      2:25:18 (Pop‑up)
Screamin' Jay Hawkins  I Put a Spell on You   Options Cowfingers & Mosquito Pie  Epic Legacy  1991  CD  From 1956; alternate take    2:28:02 (Pop‑up)
Screamin' Jay Hawkins  I Put a Spell on You   Options Black Music for White People  Bizarre/Rhino  1991  CD  "dance version"    2:30:30 (Pop‑up)
KISS  Strutter   Options KISS  Casablanca  1974  LP      2:34:06 (Pop‑up)
KISS  Strutter '78   Options Double Platinum  Casablanca  1978  LP      2:37:16 (Pop‑up)
The Police  Don't Stand So Close to Me   Options Zenyatta Mondatta  Universal Music  2003  CD  From 1980    2:41:04 (Pop‑up)
The Police  Don't Stand So Close to Me '86   Options Every Breath You Take: The Singles  A&M  1986  CD      2:44:51 (Pop‑up)
Genesis  The Carpet Crawlers   Options The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway  Atco  1974  LP      2:49:32 (Pop‑up)
Genesis  The Carpet Crawlers 1999   Options Turn It On Again: The Hits  Atlantic  1999  MP3      2:54:38 (Pop‑up)
Todd Rundgren  I Saw the Light   Options single  Bearsville  1972  45      2:58:37 (Pop‑up)
Todd Rundgren  I Saw the Light   Options With a Twist  Guardian  1997  CD      3:01:29 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 9:02am Brian in UK:

Hey Joe.

Sad to say that you were prescient with the Neil Innes tribute earlier this month.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03am BennettCap:

You were three weeks early with the Neil Innes tribute.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03am The Oscar:

Mornin', and what everyone else said-- RIP Mr. Innes.
Avatar 9:03am Strandlund:

The Great Joe McGasko!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am LastWhiteRhino:

Hey Joe and Mr. Cabot, where's Buffy and Jodi?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am Krys O.:

Greetings!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am PigeonsAndRust:

Sounds inspired by The Old Philosopher, Eddie Lawrence
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am The Oscar:

On the bright side, Sebastian Cabot! What a great weirdo-record all-timer.
Avatar 9:05am Strandlund:

Uh-Oh...did Bob pass again?
Avatar 9:06am Martinibomb:

Ungawa! Joe McGasko and fellow listeners.
  9:07am tadpoles:

The obits say Neil Innes was in good health..so sudden...he left us too soon but left us some great songs. Thanks for your show a few weeks back Joe.
Avatar 9:09am Strandlund:

Sebastian Cabot sounds like William S. Burroughs...
  9:09am Toothgrinder Tom:

I had a weird feeling that was Sebastian Cabot!
  9:09am LES Brian:

WsB was my first though too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10am The Oscar:

Pretty sure I found this album as a teen in the "Miscellaneous Weirdness" bin at Mystery Train Records in Amherst, MA. That bin was probably instrumental in eventually steering me toward WFMU...
  9:10am kev:

Hi Joe,please play Stashu's Rasputin in honor of his demise. Love ya
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10am LastWhiteRhino:

Neil Innes, Don Imus, who's next?
Avatar 9:11am Joe McG:

Bad news, everyone: Sebastian Cabot appears to be dead.
Avatar 9:11am pantz:

Those drum brushes. Skit skat-skiddidle
Avatar 9:12am Brian in UK:

Do you remember Peter Sellers covering A Hard Days Night as a kind of Shakespearean actor.
  9:13am Toothgrinder Tom:

Yes, Brian, I am familiar with that Peter Sellars routine.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13am Handy Haversack:

@Brian, yes, that's excellent stuff.
  9:14am tadpoles:

#BrianUK....or "She Loves You"....as dual working class geezers chatting.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14am The Oscar:

Kinda wish Sebastian did "Ballad of a Thin Man."
  9:14am kevlicki:

Designer Vaughn Oliver also passed...
https://www.dezeen.com/2019/12/30/graphic-designer-vaughan-oliver-obituary/
  9:16am MplsCoco:

Oh Joe. This is wonderful. ❤️ Happy New Year to you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17am LastWhiteRhino:

Uncle Bill, Uncle Bill I took some pills/Mr. French, Mr. French I'm Really Tense
(The Diodes)
  9:18am Mike from Chatham:

God bless Joe McGasko for this wonderful morning.
Avatar 9:18am Brian in UK:

Joe, is this Sebastian Cabot a double album?
Avatar 9:19am pantz:

He's channeling W C Fields here
  9:19am Mandy:

when I hear a Bob Dylan tribute set I get immediately nervous. but I love this. it really shows how great his lyrics are.
Avatar 9:20am Joe McG:

Happy New Year, MplsCoco! Happy new year to everyone! Don't get nervous, Mandy! Bob Dylan isn't dead. He will annoy everyone for many years to come, I'm sure.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:22am tw2sheds:

The Cabot things are like listening to the same word over and over...the mind quails, wishes it were somewhere else and starts hearing things that aren't there....or is that just me?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:22am Webhamster Henry:

I was returning my rental car when this set came on and I laughed my head off!
Avatar 9:23am Joe McG:

@BrianUK: It's a triple set.
  9:23am a.:

listening....not logged in.. great set!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24am Webhamster Henry:

Golden Voice Sebastian Cabot with the Now Sounds of Today's Generation.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24am listener Rey:

It FEELS GOOD!
Avatar 9:25am Brian in UK:

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:25am PigeonsAndRust:

Did he also voice a bunch of TV commercials in the 70s?
  9:25am nardo:

this one sides like Pat O'Brien
Avatar 9:26am Strandlund:

This is why I LOVE this show!! Great work, Joe!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26am The Oscar:

I wish actors still made records like this. I want an album of, like, Adam Driver reciting Bruno Mars lyrics.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:28am nortonjutland:

Stellar set joe!!
  9:30am tadpoles:

#TheOscar....From what I've read Adam Driver's new movie "Annette" is all singing...written by Sparks...with Marion Cottilard.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:30am listener Rey:

That was perfect for this soggy Monday morning
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31am Handy Haversack:

Great set, Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33am The Oscar:

@tadpoles I heard about that! I guess they wrote the screenplay/story, too-- definitely one of my most anticipated movies of the year.
  9:34am Dave from Brooklyn:

Mr French
  9:35am Toothgrinder Tom:

Who does this kind of talking-singing material better, Cabot or Shatner? I find Cabot more subtle and finely textured.
  9:35am Brendan:

Jody
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35am listener Rey:

Jody
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35am MikeG:

Jody and Sissy
Avatar 9:35am Strandlund:

I think Brian Keith's sister passed away on the show and he took care of her two kids...
  9:36am Dave from Brooklyn:

Buffy Jody and Sissy
  9:36am Scott:

Jody!
  9:36am DaveinPA:

the kid from Sigmund the Sea Monster
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:36am MikeG:

Buffy is also correct there were 3
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:36am The Oscar:

@Toothgrinder More subtle than "MISTER TAMBOURINE MAAAAAN!!!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:36am LastWhiteRhino:

No. it's Buffy and Jodi, Sissy was older sister,
Avatar 9:37am Strandlund:

I mean 3 kids...
  9:37am Scott:

And Mrs Beasley
  9:37am DaveinPA:

and Mrs Beasley
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:37am Jan Turkenburg:

Hi everybody!
  9:37am Scott:

The most enigmatic
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:38am Jan Turkenburg:

Seems I missed a few great flute tracks :-(
  9:38am Brendan:

The youngest one had curls
  9:38am Brendan:

Err lice
  9:38am kev:

Wasn't sissy a niece
Avatar 9:40am Strandlund:

@Kev...Yes, he was called "Uncle Bill"
  9:40am Curious Tom:

Didn't Gene Pitney rerecord one of his hits with Marc Almond?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:41am Webhamster Henry:

"Golden Voices" featuring Mr. Cabot was a staple of the WFMU Catalog. And here's my 1 minute précis of that album for the ancient WFMU website!

Nerds alert: in 8-bit mu-law. "au" format

wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:43am steveo:

Hey it's Joe again! (We listened to your Gershon Kingsley/Xmas 45s show in the (rental) car yesterday and we liked it.)

I don't believe that you can kill a person by playing several of their records in a row, if that helps.
  9:44am Brendan:

Actually, it was titled Golden Throats. I had one of those Rhino vinyls growing up.
Avatar 9:46am Joe McG:

@steveo: Thanks, steveo, that's reassuring!
Avatar 9:49am Joe McG:

How could I forget Jody? He went on to inspire all those soul songs about Jodys.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:50am Phillippe Bastille:

Good morning
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52am LastWhiteRhino:

Actress Mary Anissa Jones who played "Buffy" died of a drug overdose at age 18. The Diodes did a song"Child Star" about her death.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52am ChrisB.:

I remember this Hearing Things show because I immediately went out and got their LP.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:54am sphere:

hullo
Avatar 9:54am Joe McG:

@LWR: Wow! So sad that Buffy didn't make it. @ChrisB: I love when people do that after they hear something on the show.
  9:54am tom:

Buffy Buffy come back to me why'd have to go and od
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55am Phillippe Bastille:

Hey sphere, whatsup?
  9:56am Andres Nutley:

I am thoroughly enjoying this show
  9:56am Evan near Baltimore:

Does Taraka have any recordings ? I liked the sound of the non-out-take.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57am sphere:

nothing big, Phillippe. bought a bunch of Wire best-ofs off of Bandcamp on Xmas. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57am Webhamster Henry:

@Brendan: D'oh! Right! The WFMU Catalog also carried Golden Throats Volume II:
wfmu.org...
Avatar 9:57am Joe McG:

@Andres: Nice to hear! @Evan: No solo stuff available as yet; she's looking for a label. The last Prince Rama EP is on bandcamp, though!
  10:02am kev:

@Evan there is something on Amazon cd
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:03am Phillippe Bastille:

@sphere cool. I came across an unreal deal to update my office stereo. There's a place in Baltimore we've been going to for reclaimed building stuff and furniture, and they have a small electronics area. They had a set of 4 Definitive Pro Monitor 800s for $240, talked them down to $216. My head is about to explode with joy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:03am Greg from ZONE 5:

Morning, Joe and all!
Avatar 10:04am Joe McG:

Happy new year, Greg!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:05am The Oscar:

Johnny Whitaker, who played Jody, hardly fared better: www.youtube.com...
Avatar 10:06am Joe McG:

@Oscar: That's one magical cat!
  10:07am kev:

Maybe not the same
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:07am sphere:

@ Phillippe - Wow too cool--Congrats!!! I did buy a pair of noise-cancelling headphones as well, and they're nice.
Avatar 10:11am Marc Francis:

I think SUSS might have been my favourite band from 2019. Their live set on your show was such a treat.
Avatar 10:12am Joe McG:

@Marc: I was really happy I could bring them to you.
  10:12am Crei6hton:

Morning
  10:13am Terry:

Hey Joe, great show.I always stay after Clay. Is Taraka a local artist ? I can t find her on youtube, and she doesn't even google !
Avatar 10:15am Joe McG:

@Terry: Thanks for saying hello. She's originally from Texas but has been NY based for awhile now. Try looking for "Prince Rama." She just recently went solo, but she was a part of that group for over 10 years.
  10:16am Dave from Brooklyn:

With all due respect,I probably watched Family Affair as there wasn't anything else on. Dylan a la Mr French was transcendent
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:18am Phillippe Bastille:

@sphere Nice! Looks like I'm going to have to be in the market for a decent wireless set of headphones. Went to the Verizon store to get help with my iPhone SE and the dude told me the SE and iPhone6s and earlier are very problematic with 5G and likely won't work anymore. Us headphone jack people are screwed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:18am sphere:

@ Terry:

music.princerama.com
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:19am Michele with One "L":

SUSS!!!!!!!
Avatar 10:21am Joe McG:

Happy New Year, Michele! I feel like I haven't seen you in 6 years.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:21am sphere:

@ Phillippe - the cost of Bluetooth headphones has gone down so you might be able to find something that is relatively affordable.
  10:21am Terry:

Thanks
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:22am tim from champaign (now washington):

Hi Joe and everybody! Dio cover?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:22am tim from champaign (now washington):

Or maybe a Dion cover.
Avatar 10:23am Joe McG:

@tim: You know me, love my Dio.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:23am Phillippe Bastille:

@sphere likely. I blame Mark Hurst for all of this -- he convinced me to ditch my android and move back to Apple ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:23am sphere:

wow, Hymen and & Metalfunkel are damn good.
  10:23am Dave from Brooklyn:

Joe,thanks for all the wonderful vibrations that you've brought to my ears this past year
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:24am karlward:

Turns out the Dio version of "Holy Diver" was a cover of this version, not the other way around.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:25am sphere:

@ Phillippe - yeah, but you know how it goes with hardware. Apple does it and there's a good possibility that the rest of the industry will follow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:25am tim from champaign (now washington):

@karlward - hahaha!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:26am tim from champaign (now washington):

@Joe - makes perfect sense!
Avatar 10:27am Joe McG:

@Dave: Many thanks for listening! Glad you're picking up what I'm putting down.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:28am Ken From Hyde Park:

Happy good morning! I wonder if Sam the Butcher from The Brady Bunch ever recorded some songs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:29am Michele with One "L":

@Joe - I know it's been so long. I'm back on Thursday!!!!
Avatar 10:34am Joe McG:

@Michele: See you then! Happy new year! @Ken: I wish they had!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:34am sphere:

@ Ken from HP - nope, but he was the voice of Magilla Gorilla.
Avatar 10:37am pantz:

@Joe could you do an all Donny Most tribute next week?
Avatar 10:38am Joe McG:

@pantz: Do you want him to die?
Avatar 10:39am pantz:

Ralph Malph is immortal
  10:41am Marley Dogg:

Swamp Dogg!
Avatar 10:42am Joe McG:

@pantz: There's a chance that I could get Potsie on the show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:43am tim from champaign (now washington):

Country funk!
Avatar 10:43am pantz:

Really?! That would be fantastic!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:44am tim from champaign (now washington):

Ken and Andy have doe the pre-emptive Bob Dylan tributes. I don't see why you couldn't have a Donnie Most tribute in the books, Joe.
Avatar 10:46am Joe McG:

I didn't realize there was such a Ralph Malph groundswell underway in the FMU community.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:48am tim from champaign (now washington):

He's still got it, Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:48am sphere:

i haven't heard the name Ralph Malph in cosmic ages.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:48am tim from champaign (now washington):

Nice pairing of Robert Palmer and the Clash.
Avatar 10:48am pantz:

His time has come, Joe. From coast to coast the cries come out for The Most!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:50am TristaC.LadyCaveBrat:

Palmer and Clash songs flowed together perfectly, Joe!
  10:50am The Butterman:

Sweet and Dandy is an amazing Toots song!
  10:51am Andres Nutley:

Is it You!!!! Ohhhh yeahhh
Avatar 10:51am Joe McG:

@Trista: I can't resist these kind of "implied" segueways! Of course, if I had a copy of the Toots 45 of that song, I wouldn't even bother with the others! :)
  10:51am Andres Nutley:

Great Cover!! I am definitely feeling the pressure these days.
  Swag For Life Member 10:51am Andrew_in_WI:

What's the b-side to Pressure Drop?
Avatar 10:51am slugluv1313:

good morning, Joe and everyone!
ahhhh Petula Clark and The Clash -- perfect!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:52am TheLoneliestMonk:

at work, joe.
if i dont get the chance before the end of your shift..happy new year!
Avatar 10:53am Joe McG:

@Andrew: Actually it is the B-side, to "English Civil War" (that big hit).
Avatar 10:54am Joe McG:

Thanks, LM, happy new year to you, too!
Avatar 10:54am slugluv1313:

@ The Butterman -- LOVE Sweet and Dandy! and Jimmy Cliff's radiant smile/vibe during that scene in The Harder They Come :)
  10:55am Andres Nutley:

@butterman didn't Bad Manners do a cover of Sweet and Dandy?
  Swag For Life Member 10:55am Andrew_in_WI:

Thanks Joe... really enjoying the Show With Many Themes!
Avatar 10:56am Joe McG:

Thanks, Andrew~! More closet cleaning to come....
Avatar 10:58am Brian in UK:

Robert Palmer covered Pressure Drop on his second solo album with the cheeky cover.
Avatar 11:00am Joe McG:

@BrianUK: Yes, that's me being "cheeky" playing them next to each other.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:01am Handy Haversack:

I would like to hear Cardinal Richelieu's impersonation of the Clash's impersonation of the Maytals. And Petula Clark. (Digging "Single File" this week!)
  11:05am Marley Dogg:

Great set!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:06am Doobois:

Handy: But Michael Palin's impersonation of Cardinal Richelieu.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:08am Handy Haversack:

Doobois: I can get behind that!
Avatar 11:08am Brian in UK:

Is WOMEX for the public or is it just for those in the business?
  11:10am Listener Alexandra:

The Fleshtones (hope, hope!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:10am karlward:

Oct 28 was the date Joe. Amanuensis out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:11am Granny Spicy Tuna (they/them):

just in time for the dance party! hey, Joe and folx!
Avatar 11:12am Joe McG:

Thanks for your help, karl!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:14am tim from champaign (now washington):

I didn't realize Dick Van Dyke was so hip. Maybe it was Mary Tyler Moore's influence.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:14am Granny Spicy Tuna (they/them):

hopefully this one has a sitar and harpsichord solo
Avatar 11:17am Joe McG:

@tim: I heart MTM. @GST: I wish!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:18am tim from champaign (now washington):

Joe - did you ever see Ordinary People? MTM is super duper in that one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:19am Lewis:

Agreed wrt MTM, but that movie completely freaked me out...
Avatar 11:20am Joe McG:

I never saw "Ordinary People," but this is the third time it's come up for me in 2 weeks, so I think I'm going to make a point of watching it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:22am The Oscar:

I had "I Put a Spell on You" as my ringtone for about a year, and to this day I momentarily panic and freeze up when I hear those opening notes.
Avatar 11:22am pantz:

Gotta see that one Joe. Great performances by Sutherland and Judd Hirsch too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:23am tim from champaign (now washington):

Screamin' Jay!
Avatar 11:23am slugluv1313:

"Screamin' Jay -- he's my main man!" -- Stranger Than Paradise
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:24am The Oscar:

Already WHOOOAAAA.
  11:24am Brendan:

I’m not sure Screamin’ Jay would have had a second take in him if the producer asked. That would be a good song to do a mic drop and die after. Doesn’t get any better.
  11:24am Jeff g. via app:

Oh no.
  11:25am Colleen:

Oh this is just uncomfortable
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:25am Webhamster Henry:

The Shaggs did a second version of "My Pal Foot-Foot", and of course, the first one rules, the second drools.
  11:25am Brendan:

Uh oh...
  Swag For Life Member 11:25am Andrew_in_WI:

Oh man
  11:25am SeanG:

hell yeah
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:25am tim from champaign (now washington):

Wow! Someone put a spell on Screamin' Jay to record this.
  11:25am Brendan:

Say it ain’t so...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:25am The Oscar:

My "whoa" was premature-- I clearly should have waited for the rap break!
Avatar 11:25am Joe McG:

@Colleen: Ha ha ha, I love "uncomfortable"!
  11:26am tak:

cant stop laughing
  11:26am MONEYBAG$:

He didn't live long enough to do an autotune version
  11:26am egould310:

He put a spell on me alright. I now want to kill myself to end the spell.

This sucks. Very much.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:27am Webhamster Henry:

And, in best WFMU tradition, Ethel Merman disco-ized her hits.
en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:27am tim from champaign (now washington):

Was this recorded with Fishbone and Young MC?
  Swag For Life Member 11:27am Andrew_in_WI:

Who's the rappist?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:27am Lewis:

funny, my copy of Black Music for White People does not have this cut...
Avatar 11:27am slugluv1313:

saw Ordinary People when it was released -- definitely want to watch it again
a kid i went to high school with was in it too -- very cool & happy for him, but so strange to see him larger than life on *the big screen*! (turns out he is still acting! although never would have recognized him)
  11:27am Brendan:

Fly in the ointment, ants at picnic, yellow jacket in the coke can , poop in the ice cream . One of these things is not like the other
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:28am Handy Haversack:

Hotsie motsie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:28am Granny Spicy Tuna (they/them):

who did that to Screaming Jay?!??!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:28am jmd:

Whoa! Strutter!
  11:28am Fernando P.:

Hi Joe! Great track from SJH. Hyper fun show today. Obrigado
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:28am steveo:

i like this kiss -- i can't hear any of the makeup!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:28am tim from champaign (now washington):

Now we're talking! (I'm scared to hear the re-recodring though)
  11:28am Sean from Iowa:

Any idea who these MCs are? On the Hawkins dance remix?
  11:28am SeanG:

ACE
  11:28am Brendan:

Ahh this is better...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:29am The Oscar:

Love the idea of an early '90s sampler programmed with Screamin' Jay mouth noises.
Avatar 11:29am Joe McG:

@Andrew and Sean: A fellow named Tonio. @Fernando: Obrigado!
  11:29am egould310:

Oh no. Strutter, too? I don’t think I want to hear the remake.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:30am sphere:

KISS: the least-competent "classic rock" band ever.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:30am tim from champaign (now washington):

A musical highlight of 2019 for me was seeing Redd Kross cover Deuce.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:31am tim from champaign (now washington):

Ahhh, not too bad. Just some busier guitar playing.
Avatar 11:32am Joe McG:

@sphere: ha ha ha!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am Phillippe Bastille:

I'm so happy they made 2 versions of this. Sleep will come easy tonight.
  11:33am Brendan:

Ace was great on the famous Tom Snyder interview. https://youtu.be/4ygUPpyiv6A
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:33am jmd:

and a backwards hi-hat sound effect?
  11:34am egould310:

More guitars. This is acceptable.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:35am Mike Sin:

And then there's that live version of " Strutter" off of "Alive" as well! Three versions in four years!
  11:35am egould310:

Oh no. Dear god no.
  11:35am queems:

i’ve heard this song so many times in my life that i can identify it by the half a second of just the weird eerie noise in the beginning
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:36am tim from champaign (now washington):

The canons going off at the end of Black Diamond on Alive still blows my mind every time I hear it.
Avatar 11:36am Brian in UK:

This is a remake of my 09:25 comment. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh!
  11:36am Jeff g. via app:

Why do you want to hurt us, Joe.
  11:36am Bill W:

Is this dedicated to the late Sue Lyon, Joe?
  11:36am Brendan:

You know how bad girls get
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:37am Handy Haversack:

KISS is playing in NJ in August ...
Avatar 11:37am Joe McG:

@Jeff g: It's educational!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:37am The Oscar:

@Bill Was just typing the same thing!
  11:38am morphe':

EGOULD.. Yes - WHAT happened to Joe??
Kidnapped by Aliens and replaced by K-Rock Bots??????
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:39am steveo:

Here are both interpretations of "you know how bad girls get", diagrammed literalminded.wordpress.com...
  11:40am joe.:

Do we really need to hear the Police??
  11:40am Bill W:

You all know that Sting taught school for awhile, yes?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:40am jmd:

Stingy-er. Ugh.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:40am steveo:

wow, I had completely erased this version from my memory
Avatar 11:40am Joe B:

wow, don't stand '86 not as bad as I remembered.
  Swag For Life Member 11:40am Andrew_in_WI:

Eno-ized
Avatar 11:40am Joe B:

cool jerk '68 better than I remembered!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:40am Asheville Jon:

the police on luudes! this is like loungy elevator music.
  11:42am Bill W:

ie Sing's future
Avatar 11:42am Joe McG:

@Joe B.: Ha ha ha!
  11:42am Brendan:

@steveo .Give me ambiguity or give me something else.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am Phillippe Bastille:

Thanks for ruining my new speaker experience...
Avatar 11:42am Rich in Bay Ridge:

Thanks Steveo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am SSS:

Yes Ashville, we have come a very long way.......
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:43am Asheville Jon:

just gonna come right out and say it: this is terrible (and not in a good way)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:43am tim from champaign (now washington):

Wasn't this rebranded as "Sting and the Police"?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:43am Asheville Jon:

(this being the '86 police drivel)
  11:44am Brendan:

That bad girls line I thought was either a brilliant wordplay, a happy accident, or my perv adolescent brain
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:44am tim from champaign (now washington):

Hmmm, I'm really curious about the remake. Will it be by Mike and the Mechanics?
Avatar 11:45am Joe McG:

@Alexandra: Look, I'm playing prog rock!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:45am Asheville Jon:

oh dear, please no philth collins after this.
  11:45am Brendan:

Thank god for hardwood floors
  11:46am Listener Alexandra:

I seriously just knocked my tea all over my keyboard in shock. If you pull out King Crimson next year, I'm going to fall over.
  11:46am queems:

i love peter gabriel
Avatar 11:47am Rich in Bay Ridge:

Hopefully the remake is a version from PG’s first solo tour featuring R. Fripp?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:48am tim from champaign (now washington):

I might have to get this from the cheap bin next time I see it.
  11:48am egould310:

I have no opinion on this song, Genesis the band, or any possible re-make.

If I remember correctly, Shonen Knife re-recorded a number of their songs. Too lazy to search for examples, though. I’m on vacation this week.
Avatar 11:50am Joe McG:

@Alex: Ha ha ha! @queems: Pete came back to record this version with them in 1999. Isn't that nice?
  11:51am Listener Alexandra:

I forgot how bleak this version was....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:51am Lewis:

is this going to be over soon?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52am Phillippe Bastille:

Ok, redeemed with Todd
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53am Carmichael:

Are you going to play the "With a Twist" version?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53am Webhamster Henry:

You're going to play the Bossa Nova I Saw The Light version next, right?
Avatar 11:54am Joe McG:

*Spoiler alert!*
Avatar 11:54am Hubig Pie:

When I first heard this song, I thought it was Carole King
Avatar 11:54am Brian in UK:

Happy and Peaceful New Year, everyone.
  11:54am morphe':

The only good thing about Genesis is that the original drummer (Stewart??)
who probably has no royalties moved to Spain and wrote some lovely books :DRIVING OVER ORANGES..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, Joe. It's fun to explore musical corners with you each Monday. Happy New Year!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am Carmichael:

Wheeee!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am Beast of Boonton:

Joe - This is all good stuff!
Happy New Year!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am listener Rey:

These remakes are all so unnecessary
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am Asheville Jon:

more elevator music! or something you'd hear in the mens section in a sears store.
  11:56am tom:

thanks Joe
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am anne:

Happy New Year, Joe! Great to hear ya!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am Phillippe Bastille:

Thank you Joe!
Avatar 11:56am Dominick:

Is this right? Sounds like the vocal is out of sync with the backing track.
  11:57am egould310:

Good show, Joe. Thanks for spinning the tunes. Happy New Year!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57am tim from champaign (now washington):

Thanks Joe! Your shows always make Monday mornings worth it!
Avatar 11:57am Vanessa bikes:

Happy new year! I am really enjoying this " So Nice They Did Them Twice" section.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57am listener Rey:

Did Todd play all the instruments on the Bossa Nova remake?
  11:57am morphe':

Doobie Brothers, Eagles and then ELP!!!!
Piano swinging in the air on that 1970s late night music show??
Avatar 11:57am Joe McG:

Thanks for listening, everyone! Have a great week, everybody, and Happy 2020! I sure hope it's better than this year.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57am Doobois:

Thanks for all you do, Joe, and Happy New Year! And here's looking forward to the next installment of So Nice They Did Them Twice — what a blast!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am Granny Spicy Tuna (they/them):

thanks for the tunes, Joe! My brain will recover someday
  11:58am morphe':

Thanks Joe - if you have not been abducted by Aliens and have been replaced by K-Rock bots... We do love you!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am listener Rey:

Great show Joe. Happy New Year everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am sphere:

happy new years all!
Avatar 11:59am Rich in Bay Ridge:

Thanks Joe. Great segment!
Avatar 11:59am pantz:

Thanks for a great year of Mondays, Joe! You're the best.
  12:00pm tadpoles:

All the best for 2020..it's got to be a good year. Cheers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00pm Webhamster Henry:

Thanks Joe! As usual, a show of masterful and thoughtful curation! Have a great year!
Avatar 12:01pm Strandlund:

HAPPY NEW YEAR JOE!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm Handy Haversack:

Thanks, Joe!
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