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Female-fronted pop from the past, present, and future; from all over the globe. And the occasional man.

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Images New Approx. start time
SAULT  Out the Lies   Options Untitled (Black Is)  Forever Living Originals  2020   
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M.I.A.  Bingo   Options Arular  XL Recordings  2005   
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GWSN  Bazooka!   Options The Keys  Miles Entertainment  2020   
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April March  Tu Mens   Options Chick Habit  Sympathy For The Record Industry  1995   
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Groupe RTD  Buuraha U Dheer (The Highest Mountains)   Options The Dancing Devils of Djibouti  Ostinato Records  2020  Vocals by Asma Omar 
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The Mirettes  Your Kind Ain’t No Good   Options The Mirwood Soul Story  Kent Dance  2005  From 1966 / A spin-off of the Ikettes!      0:19:10 (Pop-up)
Ramona King  What Have I Got To Cry About   Options   Amy Records  1967        0:21:00 (Pop-up)
Sister Nancy  Only Woman D.J. With Degree   Options Soul Jazz Records Presents DANCEHALL: The Rise of Jamaican Dancehall Culture  Soul Jazz  2008  From 1982      0:23:35 (Pop-up)
Marlena Martinez  Thinking About You   Options Big Crown Records Singing Contest  Big Crown  2020      *   0:37:10 (Pop-up)
Madeleine Peyroux  (Getting Some) Fun Out Of Life   Options Dreamland  Atlantic Records  1996   
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The Big Band of Rogues  Medley of Super Mario Bros.   Options Mario & Zelda Big Band Live  Scitron Digital Content  2003        0:43:29 (Pop-up)
Jorja Smith  Rose Rouge   Options Blue Note Re: Imagined  Decca Records  2020   
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My Little Lover  Listen   Options Private Eyes  Toy’s Factory  1997   
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Memphis Minnie  If You See My Rooster (Please Run Him Home)   Options Hoodoo Lady (1933-1937)  Sony Music  1991  From 1936      1:00:54 (Pop-up)
Hachiku  99 Luftballons   Options   Milk! Records  2020  Nena cover! 
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Wanda Robinson  Instant Replay   Options The Soul-Jazz Poetry Of Wanda Robinson  Castle Music  2000  From 1971      1:15:51 (Pop-up)
Fifteen Years Old  Abecedario   Options Abecedario  Solange Jacobs  2015   
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Annie  American Cars   Options Dark Hearts  Self-released  2020  Annie is back! 
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Zhou Xuan  Hua Yang De Nian Hua   Options   EMI Hong Kong  2005        1:26:50 (Pop-up)
Michelle Blades  Amor Sin Destino   Options Nombrar Las Cosas  Midnight Special Records  2020  MY SINGLE OF THE WEEK! 
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Skeeter Davis  Gonna Get Along Without You Now   Options The Essential Skeeter Davis  BMG  1995  From 1964      1:38:56 (Pop-up)
Sylvia Fels  Corto Maltese   Options TCHIC TCHIC: French Bossa Nova 1963/1974  Born Bad Records  2020  From 1974 
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Christy Azuma and Uppers International  Din Ya Sugri   Options Ghana Special - Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds & Ghanaian Blues 1968-81  Soundway Records  2010  From 1976      1:45:19 (Pop-up)
Amber Mark  My People   Options   Jasmine Music  2020   
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Georgia  Started Out   Options   Domino Recording Company  2018   
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The Shangri Las  Wishing Well   Options   Spokane  1964        1:58:50 (Pop-up)
Khruangbin  Pelota   Options Mordechai  Night Time Stories / Dead Oceans  2020  New album out today! 
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The Supremes  Automatically Sunshine   Options Floy Joy  Motown  1972   
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Barbara Lewis  Love Makes The World Go Round   Options   Atlantic  1967        2:14:49 (Pop-up)
Josephine Baker  I Love Dancing   Options Breezin’ Along  Sony Music  1990  From 1927      2:17:23 (Pop-up)
Stereolab  Baby Lulu   Options Sound-Dust  Duophonic/ Elektra  2001   
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Marilyn Monroe  Down In the Meadow   Options I Wanna Be Loved By You  Puzzle Productions  2012  From 1954      2:24:35 (Pop-up)
Molly Parden  Sail On the Water   Options   Molly Parden / Tree Tone Music  2017   
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TJO  Cruel Summer   Options Songs For Peacock  Ordinal Records  2020   
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Shohreh  Cheshm Be Rah   Options Dokhtare Mashreghi  Caltex Records  2008   
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Bonde do Rolê  Kilo   Options Tropical Bacanal  Mad Decent  2012   
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Anita O’Day  Let’s Face The Music And Dance   Options Pick Yourself Up  Verve  1992  From 1956 
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Molly Nilsson  Let’s Talk About Privileges   Options Imaginations  Dark Skies Association  2017   
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Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith  Lagoon   Options   Looking Glass  2020   
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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:42pm Michael 98145:

Ready. Steady ...
  2:57pm P-90:

Welcome back, DJ Sheila. Your services are more valuable right now, and to a bigger circle of friends, than ever before.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:59pm dreamyandseedy:

ready to get giddy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:00pm listener james from westwood:

Avatar 3:01pm ncjay:

Happy Friday afternoon, Sheila, and greetings, music lovers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm Michael 98145:

A hearty shout out to our skeleton crew, as well ♫
  3:03pm Jett:

Praise the Lord, @djsheilab is back. I missed you so much!
  3:03pm Rick G:

Greetings Sheila and listeners from a gorgeous day here in the Pacific NW.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm Yes:

Hello my friends
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm Kevin-san:

Yipee ki yay, boom boomers!
  3:04pm Adam West Coaster:

I’ve always loved this chant! The Lord High Fixers made great use of it as well!
Avatar 3:05pm Bri The Beatnik:

Haha I read it is Baby Boomers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:05pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

..| |
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:05pm Ken From Hyde Park:

United we boom!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:05pm Passaic River Blues:

This week's SSB communique was so good!
Avatar 3:06pm esoterica:

the way I screamed at that transition
Avatar 3:06pm djsheilab:

Friday music lovers! We begin today with ALL CAPS!
  3:07pm Battleaxe:

Hello to everyone! Sheila, hope you had a great week away!
  3:08pm Heidela:

Yay you’re back!!
  3:08pm ?:

Jim Botticelli checkin' in from Boston.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:08pm northguineahills:

Classic MIA!
Avatar 3:08pm djsheilab:

Jim Botticelli! Long time my friend!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:09pm diciassette:

Ahoy! Thanks for reminding me how much I miss listening to Arular
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:09pm efd:

Hi Sheila! You weren't kidding about the all caps!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:09pm diciassette:

oops AHOY
Avatar 3:10pm djsheilab:

In honor of all the K-pop stans who are creating a wonderful mess in all the right places!
  3:10pm battleaxe:

ALL CAPS....got it now!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:11pm loveless:

A quick hello to everyone. Wish me luck, I'm expanding my bubble via a trip to get my hair cut. Will listen on headphones.
  3:11pm Vanessa:

hi all, from the work-at-home desk of DJV!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:11pm efd:

oohh, good luck @loveless!
  3:13pm Vanessa:

vancouver, bc, canada, earth, milky way ...
Avatar 3:13pm djsheilab:

EFD—A perfect three-song coincidence!
  3:14pm ?:

Botticelli thinks April March was married to Warren Zanes of the Del Fuegoes at some point.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:15pm Listener Howard & the Cats:

Power to the People, and to Sheila & Alvy Singer!
Avatar 3:17pm djsheilab:

I've got a whole five minutes on this track, perfect amount of time to say hello to you, Michael 91845, dreamyandseedy, P-90, Jett, ncjay, listener james from westwood, Rick G., Yes, Adam West Coaster, RRNov63, Ken from Hyde Park, Bri The Beatnik, Kevin-san, Passaic River Blues, Battleaxe, esoterica, Heidela, northguineahills, diciassette, loveless, Vanessa, + Listener Howard & the Cats!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:17pm Andrew_in_WI:

@Sheila Let Sam know that everybody enjoyed Samanthacated Boom Boom!
  3:17pm Cooh John:

Good afternoon djsheilab and
sophisticates. Feeling the uplift rising up in me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:18pm Crudbringer:

I'm an ungreeted Stealth Listener! Plus I have dancing devils in my dji-booty!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:18pm northguineahills:

most definitely digging Groupe RTD....!!!
Avatar 3:19pm djsheilab:

Andrew_in_WI—Samanthacated Boom Boom! That's very cute. She's such a killer DJ. Glad you enjoyed!
Avatar 3:19pm djsheilab:

Hey Cooh John + Crudbringer!
  3:19pm Peter in SEA:

Pop on Sheila and Sophisticated Listeners! This Groupe RTD is Devilish! :-)
  3:19pm Woo:

Djibouti rocks.
Avatar 3:20pm djsheilab:

Woo—This is a new release too. Not a reissue!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:21pm Kelly Jones:

Sheila! Boom that boom and back again!
Avatar 3:23pm djsheilab:

Hey Peter is SEA! Kelly Jones—I miss seeing your smiling face!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:24pm eyenoise:

Hello from Florida, djsheilab. WFH Friday: Out of a video call straight to Boom Boom!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:25pm efd:

@eyenoise from Zoom Zoom to Boom Boom!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:25pm eyenoise:

@efd HA
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:26pm northguineahills:

Sister Nancy!
Avatar 3:26pm djsheilab:

efd—That made me laugh!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:26pm efd:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:26pm Phillippe Bastille:

Avatar 3:26pm djsheilab:

Hey eyenoise!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:26pm brainiac:

Digging all these summer sounds today @djsheilab
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:27pm northguineahills:

I once saw Sister Nancy perform w/ former WFMU dj /dj rupture....
  3:28pm Vanessa:

good track! wouldn't mind hearing some sister carol or shelley thunder
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:29pm Passaic River Blues:

@NGH: Damn! I bet that was fantastic.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:30pm listener james from westwood:

Oh no, Alvy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:30pm efd:

oh no, poor Alvy!!
  3:30pm Vanessa:

oh no, poor alvy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:31pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Aw kiggy.
  3:31pm P-90:

WHAT?! Your “getaway” became a “cat in the ER adventure”?!
  Swag For Life Member 3:31pm Geoffrey in Ottawa:

Nice to hear that M.I.A. track off the top. I haven't listened to that album in ages.
Avatar 3:31pm ncjay:

positive vibes going your way, and Alvy's
Avatar 3:32pm Nelo:

Yeah, we do kind off live in the past over here in Berlin ;) it is nice!
Avatar 3:32pm Monica:

Baby Alvy! Sending healing radiations your way, little one.
  3:33pm Jett:

I'm completely brokenhearted to hear that my main man Alvy Singer is having so many issues. I pray that his health will improve. He is so lucky that he has a wonderful nurse available to him. I hope you are not experiencing any health issues. Stay well! Much love.
Avatar 3:33pm Nelo:

And good health wishes to Alvy too
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:34pm efd:

That Guardian article is great! Really fascinating, speaking as a fellow Bandcamp superfan.
  3:39pm P-90:

“Alvy! Get off the equipment!”
Avatar 3:39pm djsheilab:

Here's the Bandcamp article: www.theguardian.com...
  3:40pm Vanessa:

now, i like these moody tracks!
Avatar 3:41pm JosephB:

Hi Sheila and listeners! Digging this track...
Avatar 3:42pm djsheilab:

Thank you Monica!
  3:43pm Vanessa:

thought i was hearing billie holiday
Avatar 3:43pm djsheilab:

Most appreciative for the Alvy love + well wishes, dear listeners!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:44pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Get well soon, Alvy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:44pm karlward:

I was suffering until this show came on. Thanks for bringing the jams.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:45pm listener james from westwood:

Super Mario!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:45pm Crudbringer:

So that makes this the token "man" song for the show?
Avatar 3:46pm johnc:

haha awesome
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:46pm listener james from westwood:

Flashback to hours parked on my ass in front of my buddy John's mega-screen TV with everyone taking turns on the game.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:46pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

WiFis I steal in my trap came back on after months : nice to hear BoomBooms thru the Goode Speakers...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:46pm Andrew_in_WI:

Does this band do the music from that underwater level?
  3:46pm P-90:

Madeleine sweetly channeling some Dinah Washington vibes on that one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:46pm northguineahills:

me too, Vanessa....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:48pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Madeline being so much like LadyDay should seem weirder than it does. Like Cactus Blossoms doing Everlys - a bit like fresh new stuff from that Icon...
Avatar 3:49pm mmeghan:

wow i love this jazzy super mario bros moment
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:50pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...since this Program is like an exploration of Arrangement/Production...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:50pm listener james from westwood:

Holy crow, had no idea this track had been covered! First heard the original "Rose Rouge" on FMU and was r i v e t e d.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:51pm mariano:

Hey Sheila B, crew, weekenders.
Avatar 3:51pm djsheilab:

karlward—I'm glad the music's been helping :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:52pm Passaic River Blues:

@Listener James Holding It Down in Westwood: this version is awesome.
Avatar 3:52pm EarlyMorningInSeoul:

finally able to listen live after a long while, great tunes all around as always!
Avatar 3:53pm djsheilab:

Long time EarlyMorningInSeoul—hope you're doing well!
  3:55pm P-90:

SO glad I put the headphones on for the last couple of tracks
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:57pm Tim In SF:

Looking to get some new headphones. Any recommendations?
  3:58pm Vanessa:

this type of rhythm was huge in the 90s
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:59pm Passaic River Blues:

Reason #587 to Listen to SBB: encountering forgotten late 90s J-Pop/drum-n-bass crossover jams. So interesting.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:59pm Kelly Jones:

Hi Listener James!!!!!
  Swag For Life Member 4:00pm mysilentface:

Hi Sheila and everyone! I'm loving this set!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:01pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Funny - I'm kinda phones off just now...
I got my Bose - which are Pre-EQed: good for Listening - terrible for Mixing. & they have interesting electronics like wireless & noise canceling...
Periodically mention the podcast 'Switched On Pop' has interesting dissections of Pop Musics.
Avatar 4:04pm djsheilab:

Thanks mysilentface!
Avatar 4:06pm EarlyMorningInSeoul:

@djsheilab: not too bad, holed up at home and working, happy that some of my LP orders finally arrived too!
  4:08pm Eric from Lake Hiawatha:

Sheila thank you for all that you do to pause life, explain the music and bring positive

Avatar 4:09pm mb:

Hola DJ Sheila B. Sorry to hear about Kitty B. Thats a bum bum on a vaca.

Cheers on a Friday, all!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:09pm JohnEBGood:

Hi Sheila and FMU family. Just got back from the Atlantic City beach opened a cold one and you deliver Memphis Minnie. Kool! I hope you can get outside soon and often!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:10pm mariano:

To be fair though, who doesn't love Billy Holiday?
  4:13pm Vanessa:

about ruby bridges
Avatar 4:14pm djsheilab:

Voices Of Protest on the Criterion Channel: www.criterionchannel.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:15pm listener james from westwood:

w00t—Nena cover!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:16pm northguineahills:

james beat me to it....
  4:21pm Earth Walker:

10:18 French time. Thanks so much for the cool music and honest words !
Avatar 4:22pm djsheilab:

Thanks Earth Walker! It's always nice to know where you're all listening from.
Avatar 4:23pm βrian:

It's covid time on the isthmus. It looks like WI has had it's biggest one-day jump so far, nearly 6%.
Avatar 4:24pm JosephB:

I like this track
Avatar 4:25pm djsheilab:

Brian—It's frightening watching the cases sky-rocket around the country.
Avatar 4:26pm djsheilab:

A belated hello to mariano, JohnEBGood + JosephB!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:27pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

It's an outrage. A complete abnegation of Leadership. Worse. It's specifically malicious.
Avatar 4:29pm ncjay:

thanks for the new Annie! she's a fave of mine
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:30pm Passaic River Blues:

@Brian & RRN63: we live in a failed state.
  4:31pm Bruce Francis Simpson:

Any chance of some Basia today?
  4:31pm brainiac:

Happy birthday everybody
  4:31pm P-90:

Over 40,000 new cases diagnosed in the U.S. yesterday. That’s in ONE day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:32pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Failing for us anyhow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:32pm dreamyandseedy:

i remember blasting the MSTRKRFT remix of Annie's Heartbeats back in the early 2000s
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:35pm Carmichael:

Heya Sheila and Those Who Boom. Wear a mask, fer chrissakes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:35pm Michael 98145:

well, okay!
Avatar 4:36pm βrian:

So far, Wisconsin was relatively well managed despite the whacko republicant state supreme court abdicating responsibility. Now everything is ad hoc.
  4:36pm ?:

masks deplete oxygen and condense germs
Sunlight kills all corona in 2.5 seconds
Nothing will stop the election no matter how hard they try, that's all fake plague is for.
  4:37pm Earth Walker:

Passaic. Tiananmen Square coming soon to a Theater near us
Get Up Stand up Protest !!!
Avatar 4:37pm βrian:

Ah, the cowardly question mark!
Avatar 4:37pm Itzall Hear:

Mask: I care about OTHERS
No Mask: I give ZERO Fucks about ANYONE
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:37pm Passaic River Blues:

@Carmichael: word. Masks are a proven measure to help mitigate spread.
?: you are an idiot and your idiocy will get people killed.
Avatar 4:38pm djsheilab:

NPR article on why wearing a mask is VITAL! www.npr.org...
  4:38pm P-90:

I was so heartened to see how so many people went ahead and adapted to wearing masks. I saw it in New York, Illinois, Florida. And it’s been distressing to see how many people I see in the streets in the last few weeks who’ve just given up on masks.
Avatar 4:39pm mmeghan:

thanks for using your platform to remind people COVID is real and still happening and masks are important sheila!! it's been so shitty to become the "mask police" among my friends lately
  4:39pm BH:

It wouldn't shock me if there's a masks/no-masks split for protests too.

Of course by now, there's probably a few more things that have to be done than just saying "masks". The bad news is that the things that would need to be done are gonna be less effective when done a second time.
  4:39pm Emily Rems:

Great advice about the masks. Sheila, you make every Friday better! xoxoxoxoxoxo
  4:39pm michael z:

I just went out for a walk in our neighbourhood in Houston, possibly the worst hit city currently, and almost no one was wearing a mask. We just went on Red Alert this morning so it's terrifying and ideological that people are ignoring recommendations..
Avatar 4:40pm mcdnyc:

Nice album Art on your single of the week!
  4:40pm WM:

Shelia: As I understand it the masks do not protect you (the wearer) but the people around you. You are doing the right civic minded thing, but the other people in your building are being selfish and irresponsible.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:41pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

UV sunlight does kill viruses. Completely & fast enough? It's about spreading it & contracting it from your nose & mouth - transmission by Air: Wear. A. Mask. If you are around ANYONE outside your small 'bubble' of people you live w/.
  4:41pm The Librarian:

Been wearing masks for years at work. Have no problem continuing to do so now. Keeps those nasty germs and allergens down,not to mention it’s good to keeps smells at a minimum.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:41pm brainiac:

All the boneheads in this organization are dead now. Coincidence? en.wikipedia.org...
  4:42pm Vanessa:

i've only ever heard the rocksteady cover of this by the melodians
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:43pm Carmichael:

Mask=Alive, No Mask=Dead.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:45pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Be a Barrier - not a Carrier.
You may have no symptoms. Don't matter.
No one knows when you are immune or not.
There are children who have gotten over symptoms - & then their immune system goes into overdrive & critical shock.
People who have blood clots afterwards : lung, liver, heart - brain failure. Maybe forever.
We don't know much!
Avatar 4:45pm djsheilab:

michael z—Maddening to hear of this!
  4:45pm yipster:

the mask=jim carrey
  4:45pm P-90:

I happen to be in Florida right now, the Republican governor who’s been typically sluggish in his responses just announced a few hours ago that he’s shutting down every bar in the state, because they “reopened” with a set of guidelines, and people mostly just ignored them. So infection rates are soaring in the bar-going population.
Avatar 4:46pm djsheilab:

I am always so tempted to bring in Kool & the Gang's "Cherish" when I hear seagulls....
Avatar 4:46pm βrian:

If you choose not to wear a mask, please also choose not to breathe.
  4:46pm giggly:

Maltese Falcon on TCM
  4:47pm Earth Walker:

France was serious in the beginning
Masks Lockdown even curfews in some places like here in Nice I didn’t agree with the curfew but now masks have fallen by the wayside. We can now touch hug kiss be together
Avatar 4:48pm djsheilab:

Emily Rems—Thanks for the love! Xoxox
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:48pm Carmichael:

Why is it always Walmart?! sw-ke.facebook.com...
  4:49pm phat:

why don't I listen to more afrobeat?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:50pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Four hours of Afrobeat happening right now: www.wfmu.org...
Avatar 4:50pm djsheilab:

brainiac—There was an anti-mask league?!!! Oh. My. God. The stupidity is just too much to bear. To rebel against something so innocuous?!!
  4:50pm The Librarian:

@phat, I agree.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:51pm brainiac:

Live free AND die was their reasoning, I guess.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:52pm dreamyandseedy:

that NPR article is great but i feel helpless bc all i can do is send it around to family and ask them to wear a mask! i can't force them to do the right thing...
Avatar 4:53pm djsheilab:

dreamyandseedy—It's the old 'you can lead a horse to water...'
Avatar 4:55pm βrian:

More like leading an ass to water, in this case.
  4:55pm sufferwords:

my work- a music school in L.A. is re-opening - with stringent protocols... i opted out- a friend survived but was intubated so long she got gangrene and had to have her fingers amputated/ sure she survived but...
  4:55pm miragliuolo:

Oh nice. I've never looked for covers of this Eddie Kendricks track before. I'm into it, though I love the original soooo much.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:55pm Mr. Pumpy:

@djsheilab, I just got off the weekly family call with my mom's side of the family, and now I am here to enjoy the goodness and light you always put forth! Thanks for that! I hope you are well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:56pm Passaic River Blues:

I loved how Azuma flitted and danced above those interlocking, arpeggiating guitars.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:56pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

There are people who say that we need to build herd immunity
- & that is true.
It is a Novel virus - New.
We need to develop a new immunity.
The idea is to flatten the curve so Hospitals & Systems are not overwhelmed!
- & - so people DO NOT DIE.
We want as few Fatalities as possible until there is a vaccine &/or even better treatments.
About this there is no specific certainty - no date to mark confidently on your calendar - @ this time.
Then there is the actual Malice of some who would be happy to have us Die & Never Vote or protest or anything else. & don't underestimate that - ! They've denied us Health Care already before this...
Avatar 4:58pm djsheilab:

sufferwords—What awful awful news about your friend. Aye...I'm so sorry.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:59pm Carmichael:

@RevRab, sometimes you have to protect people from themselves.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:59pm dreamyandseedy:

@miragliuolo erykah badu does a cover or an interpretation of it, i think it's on her worldwide underground album
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:00pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

sufferwords - that is breathtaking. Why is this not in the News.
  5:01pm miragliuolo:

@dreamyandseedy Cool. I'll check that out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:01pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

It seems like AIDS: we will be hearing about casualties for decades & decades.
  5:01pm BH:

There is sort of an iceberg illusion with covid cases where a certain amount of the iceberg/cases are not visible/known.

So, if they were able to do 500k tests on a day in April (instead of 100-200k) then there would have been more positives (duh). But since they didn't... it's possible the people with unknown covid in April got to pass it to people who pass it to other people and those family trees are being found right now.

Bad news is that it's probably not possible to figure out how many unknown cases are out there right now since there's people who just won't notice it.
Avatar 5:02pm djsheilab:

Hey Mr. Pumpy, The Librarian, phat + miragliuolo!
  5:02pm Vanessa:

punk shangri las on spokane
  5:02pm Earth Walker:

COVID 19. Made in China
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:02pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Worse BH: this is deliberate. They are happier w/out us - not voting - anything.
  5:04pm BH:

also, you know what would make things a little more clear?

Actually having an ability to figure out if you've had it and gotten over it months ago.

But those tests are a little elusive at this point.
  5:05pm yipster:

my parents hated the mask and dumb and dumber
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:05pm diciassette:

I wonder of those are PVC *inner* sleeves or the sleeves that cover the jacket.. I have been using anti-static plastic inner sleeves so I am alarmed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:06pm diciassette:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:06pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Those Tests are unfunded - not encouraged - defamed - & right now Drumpf wants to leave it to states w/ no federal funding.
  5:11pm BH:

another 'fun' aspect is that mask opponents can say "hey this country doesn't require it"... while ignoring that some of those countries have health care systems that don't recommend self-quarantines 3 months into this whole thing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:12pm Andrew_in_WI:

They got a big write up in the Times last Sunday
  5:14pm Vanessa:

another favourite!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:18pm Gaylord Fields:

Oh, Sheila — you're playing my beloved Barbara Lewis! <3
  5:18pm Jett:

Love Barbara Lewis, but never heard her re-make of the Deon Jackson hit. Pretty good. I guess anything Barbara Lewis does is superb. Thanks for this one.
Avatar 5:20pm βrian:

"Come Back To Us Barbara Lewis Hare Krishna Beauregard" ?
Avatar 5:20pm djsheilab:

We share so many beloveds, Gaylord Fields!
  5:21pm michael z:

How I would love to go to a dance... One of things I miss most due to Covid.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:21pm ashestoashes:

Veering fairly close to Ivie Anderson, who definitely deserves a play.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:21pm Passaic River Blues:

Has anyone ever looked more elegant standing around patio furniture than the Supremes on that cover?
Avatar 5:22pm djsheilab:

michael z—Solo dancing just isn't the same :(
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:23pm Greg from ZONE 5:

Afternoon, Sheila B & all!
I went outside today. Gotta say…not a fan.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:23pm mariano:

Ooh one of my favorite Stereolab tunes!
Avatar 5:23pm djsheilab:

PRB—Enjoying life without Diana ;-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:24pm mariano:

When I saw them live on this tour I was absolutely blown away (excuse the pun) when Laetitia whipped out a trombone and started playing it between vocals.
  5:24pm P-90:

That’s three awesome segues... the effect is cumulative, I’m giddy
Avatar 5:24pm djsheilab:

mariano—I had no idea she played the trombone!
  5:25pm Jett:

Did someone mention Patty O'Furniture?
Avatar 5:25pm djsheilab:

Greg from ZONE 5—designer extraordinaire in the house!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:27pm mariano:

Me neither, Sheila! That's one group full of surprises. They're also surprisingly loud and sometimes downright rockier live, at least for some songs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:28pm diciassette:

MM sure has a nice voice ❤️
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:28pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Not bad, O White Goddess.
Has an actress' inflection...
  5:29pm Jett:

Love this film that Marilyn is singing from, especially the theme song to the movie.
Avatar 5:29pm djsheilab:

diciassette—It's oddly comforting.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:29pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

She may sing me to sleep w/out conditions.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:31pm Phillippe Bastille:

Oooh, this Molly Parden is divine! Absolutely divine! (swoons and drops to fainting couch)
  5:32pm BH:

(insert disclaimer about self-reporting and YouGov polling here)

71% of people in the US say they've worn masks in public. Higher than Germany (64%), Canada (58%), the UK (31%), and Norway (5%)

I suspect people in Germany/Canada/UK/Norway are a little more confident than Americans of their ability to have an illness without serious financial implications.

Some of the mask mandate here is about the flaws in the US health care system too.
Avatar 5:32pm djsheilab:

My favorite reaction of the day, Phillippe Bastille!
  5:33pm BH:

Logging in so I can link to the source for those percentages (apologies if the YouGov page is slow on any devices): today.yougov.com...
  5:33pm yes:

Just walked into the room to Molly and I feel the same
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:33pm listener james from westwood:

Aw yiss Bananrama-rama!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:34pm Andrew_in_WI:

Daddy Garbage played this one!
  5:34pm Earth Walker:

Vaccines = Bill Gâtes = money = politicians = The trillion + Killer pharmaceutical industry which is the FDA. More to will be revealed
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:35pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

NormaJ had great tastes after all. You know the story she got Ella Fitzgerald booked a place she promised she'd show up in & bring Press.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:36pm chris:

been listening and enjoying, Sheila! this Cruel Summer cover is wonderful!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:36pm Handy Haversack:

Hello, Sheila! Hello, most Sophisticated of Boom Boomers!

We were out on the East River but we're back for quarantinis and the last 45 mins. of the show!
  5:37pm Jett:

@Earthwalker You are of great wisdom my friend!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:38pm diciassette:

Hi Handy, what's in your quarantini? Mine is actually a martini, but I renamed it for the times
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:38pm Phillippe Bastille:

Hey Handy! Any new wildlife?
  5:38pm BH:

Anyways, we're all probably not very good at estimating things by looking at a crowd and maybe doing math in our heads.

Some of us might overestimate or underestimate how many people are doing something when all we can do is just look at them.
  5:39pm Jett:

@djsheilab My beautiful child, you can never bring me misery, only warm comfort.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:39pm Handy Haversack:

@Phillippe, a MASSIVE egret. I mean HUGE. And we took a semi-illicit dip, too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:39pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Define 'mask in public' & how the question was presented. If I'm walking far from anyone, I don't wear it. I'm in small-town NewHampshire. If I go in anywhere - anywhere AT ALL - I wear it - & if I get near anyone outside.
Also - the USA isn't having a Second Wave. It never ended the First! That is different also.
We have in fact squandered much of our sacrifices by not being united in this.
Granted - we are a larger nation.
Avatar 5:39pm βrian:

Aquavit in place of the vermouth.
  5:39pm james:

sheila, you spread love and joy. thanks for the jo baker
Avatar 5:40pm Itzall Hear:

Hi Sheila B, thank you for being here and doing this for us all. Thanks also, to the skeletons we can't see but know are rattling around in there.
  5:40pm P-90:

I did not think “muffin” was where you were going with Marilyn’s voice... but OK
  5:40pm yipster:

for a real quarantini you need to put a bat in it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:41pm Handy Haversack:

dicicassette, I just made my first ever sidecars! (I had run out of limes.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:41pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...a white body-sized silk pillow w/ Chanel V on it...
  5:41pm P-90:

Should “Tropical
  5:42pm yipster:

you just whisper the word vermouth on top of the glass
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:43pm Phillippe Bastille:

@Handy We had a really big one here too that I saw yesterday. I didn't know they made them that big!

There was a cute little red-eared slider about the size of a silver dollar that paddled by when I was out munching lunch on the pier. Cuteness factor was 3 times infinity
  5:44pm yipster:

that's cute as hell
  5:44pm BH:

Rev: hence the disclaimer about self-reporting.. I'd think asking people to estimate how often they wear masks would be a bit of a task too.

The mask skeptics in a place with the NHS are probably a little more cocky about their decision than even the mask skeptics around the USA.
  5:44pm The Librarian:

@djsheilab, I must agree with Jett. Your voice is always soothing and the best way to end the week and begin the weekend. Even discussing Covid and masks seems less stressful. Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:44pm Handy Haversack:

Drink while looking at a picture of the inventor of vermouth.

Nice, Phillippe. In the basin we stopped in there was a very annoyed mallard who was UNHAPPY to see us, leading to a chorus of "The duck don't like us / quack the Casbah, quack the Casbah!"
Avatar 5:46pm Hubig Pie:

Winston Churchill would bow in the direction of France while sipping his Plymouth gin
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:46pm Greg from ZONE 5:

10 years ago I bought a "Funnel of Love" 45 at an estate sale for 50 cents, and I'm still telling the story to this day.
Avatar 5:46pm craplivion:

we may all be here to listen to sheilas voice more than the music..lol
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:47pm mariano:

Sounds amazing, Handy, welcome back to dry land!
  5:47pm Jett:

This one reminds me of "Egyptian Shumba" by The Tammys.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:47pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

You think Drumpf's defunding of WHO is on some moral ground ??
Donald wants to stay POTUS to stay out of prison. It's strategic.
I'ma call it Mass Murder.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:48pm Carmichael:

Hey, this is Scott Williams' bed music, with vocals!
  5:48pm Jett:

Anita O'Day always manages to hit the spot!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:48pm Handy Haversack:

Ain't the worst way to live, Mariano.

Same sentiment to Hubig and Carmichael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:49pm Phillippe Bastille:

@Handy smart duck! I've been having a little debate with my neighbors about the existence of a blue-headed mallard that has been swimming around here. The typical argument is that it's just the way the light hits the iridescence, but I've seen him with other ducks (always the leader in a line of 2-4) and he's always blue even when the others change color in the sun. Finally had someone with me when I saw him yesterday who admitted he indeed was different from the rest.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:49pm chris:

right on, RevRab. with ya brother.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:50pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

A buffet of bedazzling Singers.
Avatar 5:50pm craplivion:

revolution rabit.everything is currupt.including the who.,
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:51pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...Will Get Fooled Again...
  5:51pm WM:

Thanks for the Anita O'Day, Its her version of the song I associate with your catch phrase "an occasional man."
  5:52pm Earth Walker:

Thanks Jett There’s a whole lot more to the story if you dig deep
  5:52pm Earth Walker:

Howdy Handy !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:52pm Handy Haversack:

Any chance it's a blue-wing teal, Phillippe?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:53pm Handy Haversack:

Bon soir, Earth Walker!
  5:53pm Earth Walker:

On the scene 23:53
  5:54pm james:

i sent money to who a few months ago, trying to help, then the next day the u.s. decided to stop funding. i'm outta sync.
Avatar 5:54pm craplivion:

geez.i wokeup late and missed most the show again.bars are open now in ulster county
  5:55pm Earth Walker:

Handy Still kicking ass at City Hall ?
Go !
  5:56pm Jett:

@Earth Walker I have dug deep and it's a very scary proposition.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:56pm Handy Haversack:

We were out on Wed., EW. I think the next time we can swing it is Mon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:56pm Michael 98145:

Thank you again, DJ Sheila
  5:57pm Vanessa:

reminds of mike oldfield
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:57pm Handy Haversack:

Thank you, Sheila! So glad to have been here for the end. Summer is really messing with our SBB habit!
  5:57pm Vanessa:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:57pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Sheila B cool! Thanks for the show today. Stay well!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:58pm brainiac:

Thanks for another great show, Sheila. It goes by so fast!
  5:58pm Earth Walker:

Your very aware Jett ! We need more people like you
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:58pm listener james from westwood:

Thanks, Sheila!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:58pm chris:

thanks again, Sheila! thanks Skel Krew!
Avatar 5:58pm ncjay:

loved the show as always, Sheila! Thanks and take care until next week!
  5:58pm P-90:

Many, many thanks, DJ Sheila B.
  5:58pm Vanessa:

thanks again, sheila!
  5:58pm Jett:

Thanks for another precious gift from you. @djshelab Stay safe this week. Hopefully no more hardships. I can't wait until next Friday. You're in my prayers. ❤️
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:58pm Phillippe Bastille:

@handy. Nope, a regular mallard, just had a blue head.
Avatar 5:59pm mcdnyc:

Thanks for sharing those lyrics...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:59pm Carmichael:

Thanks, Sheila!
  5:59pm Earth Walker:

Thanks so much for the show !!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:59pm mariano:

Thank you SheilaB and crew!
Avatar 5:59pm craplivion:

when was that song original release anita
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:59pm Handy Haversack:

Well, no wonder he has a following, Phillippe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:59pm Andrew_in_WI:

Thank you Matt and Sheila B!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:59pm Phillippe Bastille:

Thanks SBB
  5:59pm P-90:

Thanks, Daddy Board-Op
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:00pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Sorry to take so much space today
- & Thx.
  6:00pm Peter in SEA:

Thanks Sheila!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:00pm diciassette:

thank you Sheila Beeeeee
Avatar 6:01pm djsheilab:

Thanks you lovely listeners! Will look forward to being with you next week. Until then, keep your chins up + your masks securely fastened!
Avatar 6:01pm craplivion:

nvm.i see its from 1956
Avatar 6:02pm craplivion:

im a mask anachist
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:15pm Michael 98145:

Thank you for being the real human behind all this ♥
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