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Twangs of all stripes and stuff that ends in -billy.

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Options May 20, 2020: The A-Z Tour Vol. 2: C

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Artist Track Album Label Format Comments Approx. start time
Alex Battles  Honky Tonk Radio Girl   Options         0:00:00 (MP3 | Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Floyd Cramer 

I Feel Fine   Options

Class of '65 

RCA Victor 

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0:01:42 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Cables  Choo-Choo   Options   RCA Victor  7"    0:04:10 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Swanee Caldwell  I'm Gonna Stop   Options   New Star  7"    0:06:16 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Glen Campbell  Galveston   Options   Capitol  7"    0:08:16 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Caps  Who The Heck   Options   White Star  7"    0:10:41 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Henson Cargill  Me And Bobby McGee   Options   Monument  7"    0:12:48 (MP3 | Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Floyd Cramer 

King Of The Road   Options

Class of '65 

RCA Victor 

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0:16:03 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Carlisles  No Help Wanted   Options   Mercury  7"    0:18:26 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Wilf Carter (Montana Slim)  Good-bye Maria (I'm Off To Korea)   Options   RCA Victor  7"    0:20:34 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Bobby Cash  I Don't Need Your Love And Kisses   Options   King  7"    0:22:49 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Johnny Cash  There You Go   Options   Sun  7"    0:25:18 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Ernie Chaffin  Lonesome For My Baby   Options   Sun  7"    0:28:01 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Norman Cash  I'm A Swinger   Options   Polaris International  7"  by popular request  0:29:37 (MP3 | Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Floyd Cramer 

I'll Follow The Sun   Options

Class of '65 

RCA Victor 

LP 

 

0:31:45 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Dave Chissom and the Country Playboys  Super Fantastic   Options   Terry  7"    0:34:48 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
B. Cisco & The Melo-Daires  I'll Find You   Options   Prophonic Studios  7"    0:36:44 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Sanford Clark  The Fool   Options   Dot  7"    0:39:12 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Vernon Claud  Jungle Of Cement And Stone   Options   Decca  7"    0:41:58 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Zeke Clements  Devil River   Options   Gold Standard  7"    0:44:30 (MP3 | Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Floyd Cramer 

I'll Be There   Options

Class of '65 

RCA Victor 

LP 

 

0:47:37 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Collay and the Satellites  Little Girl Next Door   Options   Sho-Biz  7"    0:50:06 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Steve Colt and the Blue Knights  Train Of No Return   Options   Fleetwood  7"    0:51:54 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Cowboy Copas  Old Faithful And True Love   Options   King  7"    0:55:23 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Billy 'Crash' Craddock  Ain't Nothin' Shakin' (But the Leaves on the Trees)   Options   Cartwheel  7"    0:56:22 (MP3 | Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Floyd Cramer 

King Of The Road   Options

Class of '65 

RCA Victor 

LP 

 

0:58:23 (MP3 | Pop‑up)


Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:00pm ultradamno:

Becky! Honkies!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:01pm Handy Haversack:

Hi, Becky! Hi Tonk-a Trucks! Let's C what's gonna happen!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:03pm Richard S:

Hello! Let's Honk those Tonks!
  8:03pm P-90:

Hi Becky! I feel fine!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:03pm Tommy in Neversink:

Great timing , my cake of non-sweet hard crust cornbread is coming out of the oven , the pintos( from scratch) are done , made a colslaw and rocking the Chu lu lu sauce and chow chow
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:04pm Tommy in Neversink:

...and chicken legs
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:04pm loveless:

Hey everyone. Has it really been one week? Crazy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:04pm Doug in JC:

Check out the address on the Cholula, it's a few blocks from the fun factory
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:04pm Tommy in Neversink:

..the hind legs, there's not much to those front legs
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:05pm Tommy in Neversink:

I'll do that
Avatar 8:05pm Little Danny:

Hey Becky and all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:06pm Becky:

Hi my friends!!
Avatar 8:06pm Little Danny:

Hot guitar break!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:06pm Uncle Michael:

Hey Honkies!
Avatar 8:07pm Mr. Fine Wine:

Surprise ending!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:07pm Becky:

I forgot about that and was on the other side of the room!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:08pm Becky:

Professionalism!
  8:08pm BH:

Floyd Cramer made it all the way to "Class of 74 and 75" in that series of albums. 74-75 includes tracks like "Sunshine on my Shoulders" and "Time in a Bottle".

Something about 1976 did not motivate him to do another "Class of" album
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:08pm Doug in JC:

It wouldn't be WFMU with it
Avatar 8:08pm RabidRabbit:

Good time of day to all:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:08pm Doug in JC:

@Uncle Michael does this link work? pbs.twimg.com...
Avatar 8:09pm Mr. Fine Wine:

Surprise endings on semi-familiar or unfamiliar records: bane of DJs
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:09pm Uncle Michael:

Galveston: My all-time #1 single.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:10pm PigeonsAndRust:

Not too often do Clay and Becky play the same song the same day...and it's one of my all-time favorites. Yay!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:10pm Becky:

The worst is the fake surprise ending, and then you start the next record and it comes back.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:10pm Becky:

Wow, really? Yeah, this record is so great.
  8:10pm P-90:

Genius writing, arrangement, production
Avatar 8:10pm Little Danny:

Haha
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:10pm Uncle Michael:

YES, Doug! That's great. They look just like the ones in my yard...but 50% more!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:11pm Matt Fiveash:

That happens every time I play Born To Run! I always forget!
  8:11pm BH:

"Galveston".. the #1 single of the 60s according to Galveston-area radio stations
  8:11pm P-90:

Famous 6-string bass solo
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:11pm Doug in JC:

@uncle michael Thanks! They're completely ridiculous to watch
Avatar 8:11pm Sweet Corn Lizzie:

Let's go honky tonkin'
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:12pm ultradamno:

Say, it's National Flower Day, so if you have Yellow Rose of Texas or something on hand.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:12pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, Becky and pals. This reminds me I'm supposed to write a parody version of this and call it "Garbage Man" for Matt Warwick.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:12pm Handy Haversack:

Clay played "Galveston" ... I *think* that was today? Days are real.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:12pm ultradamno:

What? The Cramps song isn't good enough?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:13pm PigeonsAndRust:

Clay talked over the bass solo and it's been bugging me all day, so this was necessary
Avatar 8:13pm Little Danny:

Huh. Charmingly awkward title/chorus. "Who in the heck... Gave you permission... To date another guy?"
  8:13pm The Butterman:

Handy, that was this morning. You’re right.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:13pm Uncle Michael:

Mine are almost impossible to see now that the trees are leafed-out. But I'm looking forward to watching hunting lessons.
Avatar 8:13pm Sweet Corn Lizzie:

Cute fuzzy birds - red tail hawks?

Hi Uncle Michael, Handy, Becky
  8:14pm BH:

"Guys, we can't sing a chorus of 'Who the hell gave you permission'"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:14pm Richard S:

The correct response to "Who in the Heck" is "You Don't Own Me".
  8:14pm P-90:

Clay should know better, but he does a top-forty drive-time flavored thing, so it’s kinda forgivable (kinda)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:15pm Becky:

Hear, hear, Richard.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:15pm Handy Haversack:

Doug, those chicks are riDONKulous. Amazing.

Hey, SC Lizzie! Nice to see you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:15pm ultradamno:

The doo-woppieness of that put The Cookies' Don't Say Nothin' Bad (About My Baby) back in my head where it's been since Monday when Robin Crutchfield played it elsewhere.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:16pm Matt Fiveash:

Becky was that the same Caps that do the bonkers instro (with screaming) "Red Headed Flea"? Sounds like it could be...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:17pm Richard S:

Anyone else snapping their fingers?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:17pm Handy Haversack:

In honor of WednesdayFMU, Kate and I have decided to play heads-up poker -- also known as "shuffling."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:18pm Doug in JC:

This makes me want to move
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:18pm listener 126464:

Hi Becky, thanks, cheers everybody.
  8:19pm BH:

Floyd Cramer should have had a boom back in the days when MIDI files were trendy on the internet. Don't even have to change anything for it to sound like a MIDI
  8:20pm BH:

I am not saying that in a harsh way, for the record
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:20pm Becky:

@Fiveash Could be! The other side of this is a crazy instro called "Octavian"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:21pm Becky:

This is the cheeriest song about shipping out I know.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:21pm ultradamno:

As a term of endearment 'my little thingamajiggy" doesn't really roll right off the tongue.
  8:22pm BH:

Korea, much more rhymeable than Vietnam.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:23pm Richard S:

"...There we ate the living...."????
  8:23pm P-90:

He sounds oddly happy to be saying goodbye to Maria
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:23pm ultradamno:

Goodbye lambs I'm off to Vietnam?
  8:24pm BH:

"Goodbye Mom, I'm off to Vietnam" is much less romantic
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:25pm ultradamno:

Ma'am would rhyme better, but sounds even more distant.
  8:25pm BH:

P-90: there wasn't even a war going on, he's skipping town to go to South Korea
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:25pm Doug in JC:

Who wouldn't at this point?
  8:27pm Ira:

Looking forward to the next song by Norm Cash!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:27pm Doug in JC:

"Goodbye Hon"? I guess if you had to
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:27pm Bootsie:

Wow, I need to hear more from that Bobby Cash!
Avatar 8:27pm JakeGould:

Hello Becky… And fellow Honkies.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:28pm Becky:

Okay, Ira, just because you said that, I'm skipping backwards to play a Norm Cash record.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:28pm Uncle Michael:

Becky, Franlie Laine's "Rose, Rose, I love You", his first single for Columbia... b-side to "Jezebel" is practically *giddy* with leaving a gal behind.
Avatar 8:29pm Little Danny:

Ahhh. Ernie Chaffin's Sun sides.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:29pm Matt Fiveash:

These Ernie Chaffin Sun sides are so cool...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:30pm Becky:

I wasn't kidding!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:30pm Matt Fiveash:

Whoa Little Danny looks like we showed up to the party wearing the same outfit! Haha
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:31pm Becky:

This song is kind of a bop, to paraphrase the youth
Avatar 8:31pm Little Danny:

Haha! ❤️❤️❤️
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:32pm loveless:

No, the youths say, "it slaps".
Avatar 8:34pm Mr. Fine Wine:

Stormin' Norman!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:35pm Handy Haversack:

See, for me, a bop is something you come from, like a battle, and subsequently don't want your hair messed up.
Avatar 8:35pm Joe B:

Norm was one of the last players to not wear a batting helmet
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:35pm Becky:

Norm Cash's single was indeed recorded in Windsor. Obviously.
  8:35pm BartFargo:

We’re all the better for Ira’s suggestion, joke or no!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:36pm steveo:

Good evening! Glad to be listening!
Avatar 8:36pm Little Danny:

I wonder if Mr. Fine Wine has ever done a show of singing/musical athletes?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:37pm Richard S:

LOL @Handy!
Avatar 8:37pm Little Danny:

I reckon it'd be possible to put together 60 minutes of athlete-sung honky-tonk, too
Avatar 8:37pm Mr. Fine Wine:

If I'm not mistaken, one cannot travel between Detroit and Windsor currently. Which is insane. It's like a five-minute drive. It's Brooklyn to Manhattan. (Though once you get to the Windsor side, the accents are different!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:38pm Handy Haversack:

And the streets are so clean!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:38pm ultradamno:

Would this show or his have a deeper bench of selections to choose from for athletic music?
Avatar 8:38pm Mr. Fine Wine:

True dat, HH.
Avatar 8:38pm Joe B:

it'd be close
Avatar 8:38pm Little Danny:

I suspect soul and R&B had more athlete cameos
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:39pm Handy Haversack:

Oof, there's Bernie Williams ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:39pm Richard S:

Singing Athletes sounds like a job for the World's Worst Records Show (on Sheena's Jungle Room - Wed @ 2 pm)
Avatar 8:40pm Little Danny:

I picked up this half-decent singing Dodger 45 a coupla months ago: www.discogs.com...
Avatar 8:40pm Mr. Fine Wine:

Danny: No. I guess it would consist of...Cassius Clay, Lee Maye, Meadowlark Lemon, Emile Griffith, Willie Horton...Problem is, I'm not sure how great it would be. Will ponder further.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:40pm PigeonsAndRust:

Another favorite! Been looking for a nice 78 of this for a while
Avatar 8:40pm Mr. Fine Wine:

Oh yeah! Maury Wills!
  8:41pm JakeGould:

Speaking of Sun records, the sunset here in Brooklyn is very bright orange. Sailor’s delight! Ditto for the rest of us.
Avatar 8:41pm Little Danny:

Possibly my fave early rock 'n' roll hit, "The Fool." Best echo, best vocal, best guitar, best lyrics.
Avatar 8:41pm Joe B:

Rosey Grier
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:41pm Matt Fiveash:

What about recording stars who came close to the big leagues or showed serious promise? Charley Pride and Rod Stewart come to mind...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:41pm Becky:

Willie Mays has a good one!
Avatar 8:41pm Little Danny:

Roosevelt Grier c'mon now
Avatar 8:42pm Mr. Fine Wine:

Oh yeah, Joe! Good (needle)point.
Avatar 8:42pm Little Danny:

Or what Joe B. said
Avatar 8:42pm Joe B:

Country - ex-Cincinnati Bengal Mike Reid
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:42pm Becky:

oh man good call
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:42pm Matt Fiveash:

Arthur Lee Maye!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:42pm PigeonsAndRust:

Hm, I did not know that "The Fool" was written by Lee Hazelwood...or that Sanford Clark is still alive!
  8:42pm P-90:

Are we forgetting Rosie Grier’s Beautiful People? (On purpose?)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:42pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Dandy Don Meredith?
Avatar 8:43pm Sweet Corn Lizzie:

Handy I just spied your bop comment and laughed aloud
Avatar 8:43pm Joe B:

and Terry Bradshaw! though not sure anyone would want to play that one
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:43pm Matt Fiveash:

Thank god Joe B is here when this topic comes up!
  8:43pm P-90:

Shoulda known Joe B would mention Rosie first... Why do I bother?
Avatar 8:43pm Little Danny:

Not too mention all those who first came from semi-pro careers. Lotsa boxers in the mix.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:44pm Becky:

I have a Jerry Jeff Walker record ABOUT Nolan Ryan!
  8:44pm BH:

The former Ron Artest released some songs (I don't know how much work would need to be done to play them on the radio, but...)
Avatar 8:44pm Joe B:

that is a great one
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:45pm Bootsie:

Did anyone else hear just that as "jungle of SEMEN"?? :-D
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:45pm ultradamno:

But Terry looks sincere about it www.45cat.com...
Avatar 8:45pm Sweet Corn Lizzie:

We have a record with jazz drumming where someone just calls out the names of Oakland A's in an excited tone
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:45pm Bootsie:

@pigeons and rust, me too neither!
Avatar 8:46pm Mr. Fine Wine:

A show about sports would be easier (and better?) than a show by pro athletes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:46pm Handy Haversack:

Ha, Lizzie, that's awesome.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:46pm Becky:

@Lizzie that sounds awesome
Avatar 8:47pm JakeGould:

Rosie Greer is a treasure.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:47pm Becky:

My countryman Pau Gasol sings. I can't in good faith recommend it though.
Avatar 8:47pm Mr. Fine Wine:

Whoa, this is beautiful.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:47pm ultradamno:

If you live next to tributary named Devil River you can't really complain when it takes your baby, it's what it does.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:48pm Handy Haversack:

Yeah, you knew the deal when you went for cheap housing.
Avatar 8:48pm Mr. Fine Wine:

Is it CALLED that, though? Or is that just his characterization of it?
Avatar 8:48pm JakeGould:

What kinda crappy parent are you if your baby gets swept away by a river?
  8:49pm pTristan:

what da heck does Pau Gasol sing and does Mark join in on harmony?
  8:49pm BH:

"I never suspected my baby would fall off of Mount Satan..."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:49pm ultradamno:

Hard to say, there's cities named Hell so it being an official name isn't out of the question.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:49pm Matt Fiveash:

Where's Gaylord? He'd be able to help contribute to this sudden burst of sports/Music crossover fandom
Avatar 8:50pm Mr. Fine Wine:

The mascot of French Lick, Indiana, is the devil.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:50pm PigeonsAndRust:

Apparently there's a Devil's River in Texas (where else?)
Avatar 8:50pm JakeGould:

@Matt: Probably taking one of his luxuriating baths he is wont to do.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:50pm ultradamno:

Home of the pluto water, so it's appropriate.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:50pm Handy Haversack:

Clearly one who didn't Devil-proof the house, Jake.

Do FMU DJs ever talk about what their walk-up songs would be if they were MLB players? Because it comes up a LOT on my softball team.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:51pm Becky:

I have a suspicion Collay is of Louisianan descent.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:51pm Bootsie:

@Becky nice enunciation ;-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:52pm Becky:

that was for you bootsie
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:52pm ultradamno:

Speaking of which www.tripadvisor.com...
Avatar 8:52pm JakeGould:

Rents? Down? NYC? Hahahah!

Seriously, this city is a dead zone in some parts.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:52pm Matt Fiveash:

Mr FW: Larry Bird is the devil?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:53pm Becky:

@Jake I have heard of buildings where this is true!! And I imagine in the fall when kids don't come to NYC for college there will be an impact..
Avatar 8:54pm Mr. Fine Wine:

Well, yes, MF. But also I just know that when my parents and I vacationed there in the early '70s I ended up with a stuffed-animal Satan.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:54pm Uncle Michael:

Handy, I'd walk up to the Sanford & Son theme.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:54pm Handy Haversack:

Oooo, nice one, UM.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:55pm ultradamno:

Another French Lick pluto water devil digital.library.in.gov...
Avatar 8:55pm Mr. Fine Wine:

Rockford Files theme.
Avatar 8:55pm JakeGould:

@Becky: I work for a major university in NYC and that is all the talk is about… The Fall of 2020 and what will that be like. Registration is normal if not a bit higher than previous falls… But what if people are just accepting, decide they don’t want to come to NYC in the middle of a pandemic and just sacrifice their deposits?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:56pm Handy Haversack:

Oh, damn -- time flies when you're losing at poker and loving the show!

Thanks, Becky! Thanks, Skeleton Scott!

Nice hanging out, Tonks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:56pm Richard S:

I'd walk to the Get Smart theme anytime....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:56pm ultradamno:

Apparently the devil wore boxer briefs in 1910
Avatar 8:56pm Little Danny:

Great show Becky, thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:56pm Becky:

@Jake plus foreign students may not be able to get visas!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:56pm PigeonsAndRust:

"Have Gun Will Travel" theme.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:56pm Richard S:

Hope to tune in next week! Until then, stay sane and healthy!
Avatar 8:57pm JakeGould:

@Becky: Yeah, that too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57pm listener 126464:

Thank you Becky!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57pm Handy Haversack:

"Sick Bed of Cuchchulainn"!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:58pm PigeonsAndRust:

...the stopwatch from Sixty Minutes. Ah well. Thanks Becky fer a great show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:59pm radioronan:

Looking forward to the D-List. Thanks Becky! Thanks Skeleton Crew!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:59pm McGroovey:

Great show tonight, Becky!
  9:00pm P-90:

Thanks, Becky!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:00pm Pauly from Clifton:

Fantastic show, Becky! Thanks!
Avatar 9:01pm JakeGould:

Thanks!
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