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Todd-O-Phonic Todd presents "Yesterday's Numbers"...a thrilling tour through the aural archives of rockabilly, r'n'b, garage, soul, surf, girl groups & more! You won't know what hit you but you'll want more!

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Options September 15, 2020: Coasting Along

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Artist Track Album Label Format Comments Approx. start time
Downliners Sect  Little Egypt   Options   Smash  45  Their only U.S. release...what a disgrace!  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Erkey Grant and The Eerwigs  I'm A Hog For You   Options   Pye  45    0:04:46 (Pop‑up)
The Rolling Stones  Poison Ivy   Options The Rolling Stones  Decca  EP    0:05:19 (Pop‑up)
The Beatles  Three Cool Cats   Options   Deccagone (boot)  45    0:06:44 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
The Mosriters 

Treat Her Right   Options

 

Castle 

45 

 

0:09:08 (Pop‑up)
The Coasters  Idol With The Golden Head   Options   Atco  45    0:11:13 (Pop‑up)
The Coasters  Down In Mexico   Options   Atco  45    0:13:36 (Pop‑up)
The Coasters  What About Us   Options   Atco  45    0:16:28 (Pop‑up)
The Coasters  Bad Detective   Options   Atco  45    0:19:08 (Pop‑up)
The Coasters  Dance!   Options   Atco  45    0:21:52 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
The Mosriters 

Treat Her Right   Options

 

Castle 

45 

 

0:24:14 (Pop‑up)
The Alcons  Black Jack   Options   Brunswick  45    0:26:01 (Pop‑up)
The Outsiders  Joe Bad   Options   Eastman  45    0:28:18 (Pop‑up)
Jim Alley and The Alley Cats  The Great Pretender   Options   Pearl Recordings  45    0:30:42 (Pop‑up)
Tommy Todd  Tag Along   Options   Ace Records (UK)  45    0:33:22 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
The Mosriters 

Treat Her Right   Options

 

Castle 

45 

 

0:36:02 (Pop‑up)
The Playboys  Boogie Children   Options   Jewel  45    0:37:45 (Pop‑up)
McKinley Mitchell  Rock Everybody Rock   Options   Boxer  45    0:41:21 (Pop‑up)
The Royal Coachmen  Lollipop   Options   Coachmen Record Company  45    0:42:48 (Pop‑up)
Centurys  83   Options   Renco  45    0:46:51 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
The Mosriters 

Treat Her Right   Options

 

Castle 

45 

 

0:48:36 (Pop‑up)
The Goldtones  Gutterball   Options   A&R Records  45    0:50:07 (Pop‑up)
The Illusions  Jezabel   Options   Round  45    0:52:07 (Pop‑up)
The Breakers  Surf-Breaker   Options   Brana Records  45    0:54:35 (Pop‑up)
Dave and The Saints  Leavin' Surf City   Options   Bandbox  45    0:56:51 (Pop‑up)
The Elite  One Potato   Options   Charay  45    0:58:05 (Pop‑up)
The Elite  Two Potato   Options   Charay  45    1:00:32 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
The Mosriters 

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Castle 

45 

 

1:02:02 (Pop‑up)
Merle Matts II  Shake With Me Baby   Options   Cool  45    1:04:12 (Pop‑up)
The Teen Rockers  Road Block   Options   Cool  45    1:06:17 (Pop‑up)
Tommy Wilson  Buzzin   Options   Cool  45    1:08:22 (Pop‑up)
Jack Lane  King Fool   Options   Yolo Records  45    1:10:50 (Pop‑up)
The Teen Rockers  Teen Rock   Options   Cool  45    1:12:01 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
The Mosriters 

Treat Her Right   Options

 

Castle 

45 

 

1:14:50 (Pop‑up)
Hank Ballard & The Midnighters  That Low Down Move   Options   King  45    1:16:13 (Pop‑up)
Bill Black's Combo  Little Queen   Options   Hi Records  45    1:18:32 (Pop‑up)
Rod Bernard  Recorded In England   Options   Tear Drop  45    1:20:42 (Pop‑up)
Rogers Collins  Working Girl   Options   Galaxy  45    1:23:03 (Pop‑up)
The Scorpions  Bye Bye Johnny   Options   CNR  45    1:25:14 (Pop‑up)
Eddy Bell and The Bel-Aires  Johnny Be-Goode Is In Hollywood   Options   Lucky Four  45    1:28:17 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
The Mosriters 

Treat Her Right   Options

 

Castle 

45 

 

1:30:15 (Pop‑up)
Cherilyn  Dream Baby   Options   Imperial  45    1:32:03 (Pop‑up)
The Chymes  Quite A Reputation   Options   Chattahoochee  45    1:34:53 (Pop‑up)
The 4 Making Do and The Periscopes  If I Only Had The $   Options   d wells  45    1:38:06 (Pop‑up)
Trudy Van and "The Realm"  Do The Surf   Options   no label  45    1:39:12 (Pop‑up)
Karen Verros  You Just Gotta Know My Mind   Options   Dot  45    1:41:15 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
The Mosriters 

Treat Her Right   Options

 

Castle 

45 

 

1:43:34 (Pop‑up)
Homer Chambers  Do The Fire Bird   Options   Golden-Records Of La.  45    1:45:57 (Pop‑up)
The Volumes  Monkey Hop   Options   Old Town  45    1:47:48 (Pop‑up)
The Cadillacs  Holy Smoke Baby   Options   Josie  45    1:49:58 (Pop‑up)
The Five Splendors  Your Dog Hate Me   Options   Stroll Records  45    1:52:31 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
The Mosriters 

Treat Her Right   Options

 

Castle 

45 

 

1:54:43 (Pop‑up)
The Jades  Shake Baby Shake   Options   Oxboro  45    1:56:05 (Pop‑up)


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Listener comments!

  8:00pm bigplanetnoise:

Testing.... is this thing on?
Avatar 8:01pm Dan McNabb:

Sectsy Jazz
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:01pm Daisy Lacy:

Is this the jazzy downliners?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:01pm Daisy Lacy:

The Jazzliners
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:01pm Your Ace From Exchange Place:

Check one, two...
Avatar 8:02pm Joe B:

will this be The Todd or The Todds tonight ????
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:02pm Gaylord Fields:

Agreed, Todd! The Sect's records should have been given away to every American newborn at birth!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:03pm Chop Scott:

Good Tuesday Evening Todd & All! Sounding righteous.
Avatar 8:04pm Joe B:

Coasters covers every song!
  8:05pm Smoketown Joe:

Todd-O-Phonic twice a week?!?!? Pow-pow-pow; pow-pow-pow. I'm punch drunk
Avatar 8:05pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Gaylord Fields: Continuing your comments from the previous show, one of the things that always strikes me is how when Nuggets came out those songs were only 5-7 years old! And also how the bands seemed anachronistic then and are household names (in the wrong/right households) now!
Avatar 8:06pm Joe B:

Gonna need an ocean ... OF COASTERS COVERS!
Avatar 8:08pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

I'm not even be done Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:08pm Woo:

Mouse & The Traps is a household name in my household.
  8:08pm bigplanetnoise:

Todd - and when Nuggets first came out, all those records were super easily findable! For under a buck!
  8:08pm Mike Sin:

Listening live with the speakers wide open as we have dinner — sounds great!
Avatar 8:08pm Joe B:

The coast not clear!
Avatar 8:09pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Woo:Mouse & The Traps is a mousehold name!
Avatar 8:09pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Mike Sin: Hope you don't lose your appetite!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:10pm Woo:

George kills it on 3 Cool Cats
Avatar 8:10pm Joe B:

@woo - agreed!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:10pm Matt Clarke:

I think The Todds do this better
Avatar 8:12pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Matt Clarke: The Todds do everything better!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:12pm Gaylord Fields:

I also thing George sounded the best on the Decca demos of the three of them! His vocal style got more tentative when they went to EMI, strangely.
Avatar 8:14pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Gaylord Fields: His lead vocal on the "Money" demo is so great. A Billy Miller favorite.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:14pm Matt Clarke:

@Gaylord: The liquid courage from New Years Eve wore off John and Paul by the sesh methinks
Avatar 8:14pm Joe B:

don't think the Deccagone label is registered with sound exchange
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:15pm Gaylord Fields:

@Todd-o-phonic Todd: And to continue the conversation from a couple of days ago, I agree with you that the Barry Sisters, both shayna maideleh, are a musical mitzvah!
Avatar 8:15pm Joe B:

alright, another one of my theme songs!
Avatar 8:16pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Joe B: Are you wearing a red bandana as a mask?
Avatar 8:18pm Joe B:

ha! my attempt at blues pianah not sitting well with the neighbors
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:18pm Gaylord Fields:

I have a theory that just like George Harrison didn't like George Martin's tie, George M didn't much care for George H's voice. GM all but pushed GH aside and never gave him the confidence that could have developed his still burgeoning talents.
Avatar 8:19pm Joe B:

agreed though John and Paul were not exactly encouraging toward his writing either, right up until the end
Avatar 8:20pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

"Don't Bother Me" is one of the strongest early Beatles tracks if you ask me (which nobody is).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:21pm Matt Clarke:

Agree Todd
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:21pm Matt Clarke:

Because we see eye to eye, can I join The Todds?
Avatar 8:21pm Terre T:

@Todd-o-phonic hello! That is a fantastic observation about those orig Nuggets comps. I've always thought that about mid -late 70s punk: Bands like XRAY SPEX or were "obscure" music by the mid-80s. They got comped and now its like Top 40 Punk
Avatar 8:22pm Joe B:

and gaylord and todd - speaking of the weird view of what was old circa 1972 - this set reminds me of the coasters' appearance on Sonny and Cher TV show - with peter noone and a few others - paying tribute to the 'oldies' from a few years before. maybe frankie valli and neil sedaka were the other 'oldies' on there
Avatar 8:22pm Terre T:

Lol this song!
Avatar 8:22pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Terre T: Right? All these kids think bands like The Ramones were actually popular!
Avatar 8:23pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Matt Clarke: I will step down and you can take my spot!
Avatar 8:25pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Joe B: 1972 is probably when the oldies craze started in these parts. It was part of California culture for some time...I think the low riders helped keep the music alive.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:28pm Gaylord Fields:

I tend to to do that math that figures from 1966 to now is 54 years, and 54 years back from 1966 is 1912! And yet the songs of '66 are still relevant in ways that, I dunno, Caruso records ain't.
Avatar 8:28pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Get your popcorn ready everybody! Another Joe Belock theme song is in the on deck circle!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:28pm Matt Clarke:

It was interesting watching "Let The.Good Times Roll" from 73. The juxtaposition of the newer color with the ancient seeming black and white footage was something else.
Avatar 8:30pm Terre T:

@Gaylord---holy shite that is a mind-boggling realization!!!!
It almost doesn't seem right--like ur doing the math wrong!
Avatar 8:31pm Joe B:

thanks for the shoutout!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:32pm Gaylord Fields:

Yeah, 1972 was when Richard Nader started his oldies tour, with groups playing songs that were — gasp! — 10 years old! And now I keep in mind that something like "Hey Ya" by Outkast is 17 years old and someone like Michael Shelley's daughter Juniper wasn't even born when that record came out!
Avatar 8:36pm Joe B:

yet another todd!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:37pm Woo:

I saw Sha Na Na sometime around 71/72 in Providence. I was 14 or so. I loved it. Those guys put on a show.
Avatar 8:38pm Terre T:

@Gaylord--Man so weird! What is your attribution for the cause of this perceptual difference? Speedier + speedier music access due to technology, maybe?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:39pm Gaylord Fields:

So many factors, Terre — but I agree with you that technology is one of the thing that has extended the shelf life of what a pop/rock record sounds like.
Avatar 8:39pm Joe B:

@Woo - damn, wish i could have seen them back then. there is some great footage on youtube of them doing walk don't run, amazing
Avatar 8:40pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Grease For Peace!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:41pm Pedro in Arlington:

Sorry I'm late. Can't keep up with Todd's schedule this week.
  8:41pm Mike Sin:

A view from the cheap seats — When rock music was part of the zeitgeist and moving at lightning speed focused on the future, five years felt like an era. It just isn’t there anymore as far as “part of identities” and all that. To a lot of young folks, subcultures based on popular music and all that seems quite quaint at this point.
Avatar 8:42pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Mike Sin: Bands used to put out almost 5 albums a year...nowadays it's maybe one every 5 years!
  8:42pm sufferwords:

Ah no slight to the mainstream signal but I’ll Todd on Tuesdays here on out
  8:44pm SeanG:

everybody rock!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:46pm Woo:

What is going on with Lollipop? Is it a dance or something...else? Oh man.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:46pm Gaylord Fields:

@Mike: I see your point. Some young kids are open to no fixed genre and seem to enjoy the most varied mix of songs, styles, eras. I've been watching those "reaction vides" where teenagers hear, say, Phil Collins or Dolly Parton or Frank Sinatra for the first time. And even though they almost always tend to like the songs because that makes for better drama, the best ones have pretty cogent insights as to why some song from 30 years before they were born is worthy of praise.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:47pm Gaylord Fields:

*"reaction videos"
Avatar 8:48pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Gaylord et. al.: Another weird thing is how many advertisements feature music (and usually good music) from the sixties (also the fifties and seventies, but esp. the sixties). That shows how it strikes a responsive chord with people because the products aren't aimed at people who were around when the songs were.
Avatar 8:48pm Joe B:

The 83, two dances removed from The 81
Avatar 8:49pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Maybe some smart advertising executive will now put The Centurys in a car commercial.
Avatar 8:49pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Joe B: And three away from the dance you are used to...The 86!
Avatar 8:49pm Joe B:

paging Lyle!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:49pm Gaylord Fields:

@Todd: Stranger non-hits have become part of the current musical zeitgeist.
Avatar 8:51pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Gaylord Fields: Yes..songs like "My Baby Likes To Boogaloo" and "Emulsified" are now standards!
Avatar 8:52pm Joe B:

should have had graham nash sign this!
Avatar 8:52pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Joe B: Ha!
  8:53pm Mike Sin:

Looking at the charts is always interesting — groups/artists move 15,000 units and they’ve got a number 1 album. The audience just isn’t there. Look at popular music from 1950 to 1970 — the progressions is unimaginable now. From 2000 to 2020, that creativity, dedication, and lighting-fast progression existed more in other areas, such as gaming...
Avatar 8:54pm Terre T:

@Todd, Gaylord-
And its not just adverts, that feature dated (seemingly) obscure music to the current "young" generation -its movies and video games as well that feature as this "old" music as well
Avatar 8:56pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Mike Sin: The progressions in 3 years from the likes of The Stones, Kinks, Zombies, Beach Boys etc. are mind blowing in and of themselves.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57pm Gaylord Fields:

@Terre: No kidding! I was recently reading that "Butcher Pete" (the Roy Brown R&B/jump blues original from 1950) is featured in the game Fallout.
Avatar 8:58pm Terre T:

@Mike exactly-the kids today can't wait for the new version Game of War or whatever game to come out-but u don't see them waiting in similar anticipation for the new, say Royal Purple album for example to come out
  8:58pm CC:

I'm inclined to believe that it's kind of a generational thing along with technology... when the music started becoming socially relevant that's when people started paying attention during the Depression with Woody Guthrie Pete Seeger and then the country and western Hank Williams Bob Wills type thing and then Jazz and Blues people started paying attention... some music became Timeless because of its appeal and who Associated themselves with a particular appeal... radio and how much free time people had to listen to it made all the difference... in the mid-70s 60 stuff was considered oldies so I agree with Gaylord and I also agree with Mike...time flys!!!...:)
Avatar 8:58pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Gaylord Fields: I guess that game gets the equivalent of a "R" rating!
Avatar 8:58pm Joe B:

don't tell Dean! he never wants to leave!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:00pm Gaylord Fields:

@Todd-ophonic Todd: That's a hard R if there was one! And it challenges the idea that all young people (including us alter kockers in our youth) have that filthy records didn't exist before their time.
Avatar 9:01pm Joe B:

best false ending in rock history!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:01pm Woo:

I like when they count the potatoes.
Avatar 9:02pm Terre T:

LOL Todd
Avatar 9:03pm Joe B:

ha, a maneuver also recommended with Tighten Up Pts 1&2!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06pm Gaylord Fields:

Todd, after that massive buildup, I was waiting for you to say "Bob Cribbie"!
Avatar 9:07pm Joe B:

no yodeling zone!
Avatar 9:07pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Gaylord Fields: I feel Bob Cribbie suffers from overexposure so opted not to include him in this set.
  9:14pm CC:

I think music becomes relevant when it truly reflects the circumstances the majority of people are going through...simple...:)
  9:17pm CC:

Relating to what's relevant is what is so difficult for a lot of people to do...:)
Avatar 9:22pm Joe B:

YEAH!
Avatar 9:25pm Terre T:

@Gaylord
THATS FILTHY-- delayed reaction--
just read the lyrics to Butcher Pete!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:25pm Gaylord Fields:

All you fact checkers out there: Rod Bernard is being geographically correct in that you do go to London (where the labels and recording studios are) to get that Mersey sound.
Avatar 9:25pm Joe B:

ha! great point Gaylord. RIP Rod
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:25pm JR HTX:

I hear ya
Avatar 9:27pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

This Scorpions track shows that you definitely don't go to Holland to get that Mersey sound!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:28pm Gaylord Fields:

@TT: And you thought I was wholesome and G-rated! I'm guessing the part of the song when our hero Butcher Pete started having sexual relations with the very electric chair that was tasked to fry him was the convincer that this may be gourmet-quality filth.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:32pm Gaylord Fields:

@Todd-o-phonic Todd: Hahaha! If the Liverpool Five can come to Hollywood to get the Mersey sound, I can't blame the Scorpions for their own geographic wanderings.
  9:32pm CC:

Of course the average individual is always forced to try to weed through the hype if they are thinking people or not???
Avatar 9:33pm Hackensack Slim:

Gaylord, Butcher Pete and the Hot Seat not unlike Marlon Brando and a Washing Machine. (According to Quincy Jones) Someone should write a song about that. Helluva Show Todd.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33pm Gaylord Fields:

Bonnie Joe Mason, right!
Avatar 9:34pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Thanks Hackensack!
Avatar 9:34pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Correct Gaylord! One half of Caesar and Cleo!
Avatar 9:35pm Terre T:

@Gaylord EXACTLY---like WTF--he's having sex with an electric chair??!!!

oh and
"our hero"
Truly the definition of heroic.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35pm Gaylord Fields:

@Hackensack Slim: Quincy Jones' fascinating tales have me theorizing he's the original Q-Anon.
  9:36pm CC:

Most girls want to live happily ever after and not have to worry about anything but their grandchildren...hehehe...:)
Avatar 9:38pm Hackensack Slim:

Indeed, Mr. Fields.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:41pm Gaylord Fields:

I just had one of those great moments while listening to this 4 Making Do record where I'm digging a really cool song and then I remember that I already own it!
Avatar 9:42pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Gaylord Fields: That's one of the great benefits of going to DJ gigs back when we could do that...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:43pm Gaylord Fields:

Good times, Todd. [sigh]
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:44pm Chop Scott:

YIKES! Killer song. I cannot turn it up loud enough.
Avatar 9:45pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Chop Scott: Especially high praise coming from an audio engineer!
Avatar 9:47pm Terre T:

@Todd- I loved every single song in this past set-so good
Avatar 9:48pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Glad you dug it Terre!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:49pm Ignore Function:

Too many choices in WFMU land tonight! An embarrassment of riches.
  9:49pm CC:

One good thing about being a bird during a fire...you can just fly away!!!...:)
  9:52pm CC:

Rock and Roll..!..:)
Avatar 9:53pm Terre T:

Damn -the Volumes + this Cadillacs side...JOY
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58pm Gaylord Fields:

Great, great show, Todd! I'll catch your act in four days!
  9:58pm CC:

Thanks for all the Timeless Tunes Todd..!..:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59pm Chop Scott:

Killer show Todd--thanks & Cheers!!
Avatar 9:59pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Thanks for listening and enjoying!
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