Options The Torch Is Burning with Constance DeWitt and Leland Meadows: Playlist from September 18, 2020 Options

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Treasured moments, reveries of romance and sentimental soliloquies.

Fridays 10 - 11pm (EDT) | On WFMU's Sheena's Jungle Room
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Artist Track Album Label Year Images Approx. start time

Music behind DJ:
Good Evening 






Bobby Dukoff with The Ray Charles Chorus  I Can't Give You Anything But Love   Options Sax In Silk  RCA Victor  1956 
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Jackie Gleason  You Were Meant For Me   Options Music To Make You Misty  Capitol  1953 
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Music behind DJ:
The Torch Times 

Mary Haworth's Mail:'John-Mary' Tattoo Disturbs Man's Wife 10 Years Too Late   Options





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Danny Guglielmi and Dena  It's so Peaceful in the Country   Options Adventure In Sound  Tops  1957 
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Martin Denny  Strangers in the Night   Options Exotica Today  Liberty  1966 
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Music behind DJ:
Composer Corner 

Ferrante and Teicher   Options





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Ferrante and Teicher  Mermaid Waltz   Options Soundproof - The Sound Of Tomorrow Today!  Westminster  1956 
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Santo & Johnny  I Wish You Love   Options Wish You Love  Canadian American  1964 
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Music behind DJ:
Love Story Magazine 

Gay Red Cape   Options





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The Melachrino Strings  Faithfully Yours   Options Music for Dining  RCA Victor  1958 
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Honor Blackman  Darling, Je vous aime beaucoup   Options Everything I've Got  London  1964 
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Les Baxter, his Music and his Orchestra  Hot Summer Night   Options Love is a Fabulous Thing  Capitol  1958 
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Music behind DJ:
The Silver Screen Spotlight 

A Farewell To Arms   Options





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Eddie Calvert with Norrie Paramor, his Strings and Orchestra  What Is This Thing Called Love?   Options Lonely Night  Capitol  1956 
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Cyril Stapleton and his Orchestra  Mad About Him, Sad About Him, How Can I Be Glad Without Him Blues   Options Dim Lights and Blue Music  MGM  1956 
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George Shearing Quintet with String Choir  Early Autumn   Options Satin Affair  Capitol  1961 
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Franklyn MacCormack with Wayne King and his Orchestra  The Day is Done   Options 7"  Decca  19?? 
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Music behind DJ:
Good Night 






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Listener comments!

Avatar 8:47pm solo mon:

HelloooOoOOOooo Leland and Constance (picture this greeting in beautiful hand drawn calligraphy please)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:53pm Rich in Washington:

I'm opening a can of Jolly Green Giant peas for the occasion.
Avatar 10:00pm Constance De Witt:

Good evening everyone. Affectionately, me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:01pm Rich in Washington:

Hey! I'm gonna go pour some cocktails and cook dinner while listening to this lovely show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02pm ARB:

The affection is all mine!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02pm Fuzzy:

Gonna give my brain a crumb-crisp coating and settle in for the show!
Avatar 10:02pm Constance De Witt:

Enjoy your meal, Rich.
Avatar 10:03pm Puggy Weissmüller:

I just opened the windows for the first time in nearly two weeks just as this show starts and the crickets outside were mixing with the cricket audio lol
Avatar 10:03pm Leland Meadows:

Settle in friends, we have an hour by the hearth... together.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:03pm ARB:

Unprotected sax!
Avatar 10:03pm Constance De Witt:

Crisp it with tenderness, Fuzzy.
Avatar 10:04pm Constance De Witt:

Laughing out loud, softly, ARB.
Avatar 10:04pm Miss Lonelyhearts:

Just settling down to a candle lit dinner, and this soundtrack.
Avatar 10:05pm Puggy Weissmüller:

Hey all I heard from station manger Ken that the Streams have been picking up steam constant/steady were the words he used I think? Gooooo job Sheena DJS
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:05pm chresti:

Hi Leland and Constance and torch bearers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:05pm ARB:

Something else is picking up steam
Avatar 10:06pm Leland Meadows:

What a way to end a wonderful long woof moo kinda musical day.
Avatar 10:07pm Puggy Weissmüller:

he kinda let it slip that it was going well.. did you all see the sheea thing on the main wfmu page?
Avatar 10:07pm Franco Twinkie:

Next to Holiday In Berlin Full Blown, You Were Meant For Me is my favorite melody abused by a saxophone.
Avatar 10:08pm Miss Lonelyhearts:

Yes the sheena banner is front and center on the main page!
Avatar 10:08pm spacecowboy:

Nice! interesting show
Avatar 10:09pm Miss Lonelyhearts:

I’m so glad to know I won’t be shocked by any loud sounds for the next hour. Thank you Leland and Constance.
Avatar 10:09pm Franco Twinkie:

Do I have time to mix up a potion before things get spicy?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:10pm ARomanticB:

She must be humiliated!
Avatar 10:11pm Miss Lonelyhearts:

Who’s Mary?? Gurl...
Avatar 10:12pm Franco Twinkie:

Chresti has been in her pajamas all day so I guess she's ready to get horizontal.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:12pm ARomanticB:

Clearly Mary is answering this poor womans letter
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:13pm A Romantic B:

no, no, no, she is wrong. change him.
Avatar 10:13pm Mr Fab:

Aaaah, mai tai in hand, sun is setting, headphones on...Feel like i should be wearing an ascot.
Avatar 10:13pm Miss Lonelyhearts:

I’d be more jealous/ suspicious of the mother father tattoo
Avatar 10:13pm spacecowboy:

no you can change him -!! try harder and get the tatoo removed
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:13pm A Romantic B:

clinking your mai tai with my amaretto
Avatar 10:13pm Franco Twinkie:

Who wants a raw oyster?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:14pm A Romantic B:

Always Franco, it's the only dietary source of testosterone
Avatar 10:15pm Miss Lonelyhearts:

Have him get a tattoo of your face on his what’s the dignified word? Johnson?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:15pm A Romantic B:

This was going to be the year I got my tattoos removed...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:15pm A Romantic B:

Want my other skin
Avatar 10:16pm Mr Fab:

ARB: Cheers! *clink* Bars /restaurants offering take out cocktails is one of the best things about crazy covids
Avatar 10:16pm Constance De Witt:

Wish hard to enough, ARB, and you may be granted a new skin. Moon and stars love to help gentle souls like yours.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:17pm A Romantic B:

I'm trying to be happy that I have arms
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:18pm A Romantic B:

Elementary school changed the lyrics to "Care Bears In The Night" for the recital.
Avatar 10:18pm Miss Lonelyhearts:

I’m happy you have ARBms
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:18pm A Romantic B:

I definitely have Bms
Avatar 10:18pm Franco Twinkie:

I kid you not, my sister had a hair dresser, whos brother-in-law had the face of Satan tattooed on his dick.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:19pm A Romantic B:

you saw your sisters hair dressers brother in laws dick?
Avatar 10:20pm Mr Fab:

I loved the letters last week from lonelyheart bachelors to the 40-year-old spinster. I hoped it all worked out for them.
Avatar 10:20pm Franco Twinkie:

I did,so?
Avatar 10:20pm StringOFperils:

It was in a glossy 8 x 10 taped to the mirror.
Avatar 10:20pm Miss Lonelyhearts:

Gives new meaning to “Not today, Satan.” Lol
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:21pm chresti:

Avatar 10:21pm StringOFperils:

When not excited, his little friend was simply 'Stan'
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:21pm A Romantic B:

Stan isn't impressed
Avatar 10:21pm Puggy Weissmüller:

This is what the kids refer to as "lowfi"
Avatar 10:22pm Miss Lonelyhearts:

Sop LOL!
Avatar 10:22pm Franco Twinkie:

Something new or the same old devil, as the old saying goes.
Avatar 10:23pm Miss Lonelyhearts:

The devils in the D. (tails)
Avatar 10:24pm Puggy Weissmüller:

Pretty sure J. Dilla heard that F and T record and was like...yooooooo
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:24pm chresti:

Aha Puggy!
Avatar 10:24pm Miss Lonelyhearts:

Avatar 10:25pm Franco Twinkie:

MDA for everybody!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:25pm A Romantic B:

I love Constance and Leland and I love their love
Avatar 10:25pm Miss Lonelyhearts:

My love knows that it’s gonna eat a slice of key lime pie in a minute
Avatar 10:25pm Leland Meadows:

Santo tell them. Johnny tell them. Love Love Love.
Avatar 10:26pm Constance De Witt:

Save a piece of pie for me!
Avatar 10:26pm Miss Lonelyhearts:

Yes Constance, there’s one I placed on a lacy paper doily just for you.
Avatar 10:28pm Puggy Weissmuller:

Avatar 10:28pm Miss Lonelyhearts:

Sports Roadster
Avatar 10:28pm Franco Twinkie:

Pie oozing through a doily, I'm getting aroused!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:28pm chresti:

Avatar 10:29pm solo mon:

Darling I’d thought you’d never come. I’ve heard that before.
Avatar 10:29pm StringOFperils:

When you were in a tussle with two policemen?
Avatar 10:30pm Mr Fab:

“Gay Red Cape” sounds like the worlds campiest superhero.
Avatar 10:30pm Puggy Weissmuller:

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Avatar 10:30pm Constance De Witt:

Oh my, solo, haven’t we heard it all!
Avatar 10:30pm solo mon:

I love radio acting “oh you’re in handcuffs” thanks for the visual.
Avatar 10:31pm Franco Twinkie:

Just make her come and call it even.
Avatar 10:31pm StringOFperils:

It is a sports roadster after all.
Avatar 10:31pm solo mon:

I’m so confused.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:31pm A Romantic B:

Story of my life
Avatar 10:32pm solo mon:

Are they drug mules?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:33pm A Romantic B:

jewels and baubles
Avatar 10:33pm Puggy Weissmuller:

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Avatar 10:33pm Franco Twinkie:

First stop in San Francisco: Donut World!
Avatar 10:33pm Gay Red Cape:

They say “steamer” so cavalierly like they don’t know what it means.
Avatar 10:33pm StringOFperils:

What kind of a....
Avatar 10:34pm StringOFperils:

Hey, I have a record by the Melachrino Strings.
Avatar 10:34pm Puggy Weissmuller:

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Avatar 10:34pm Gay Red Cape:

Puggy LOVE
Avatar 10:35pm Constance De Witt:

Sop, Aren’t they delightful? Music for all moods and activities!
Avatar 10:35pm Puggy Weissmuller:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:35pm chresti:

Do you listen to it while dining?
Avatar 10:36pm StringOFperils:

Makes you want to waltz down the produce aisle.
Avatar 10:36pm Franco Twinkie:

Music to check for genital warts by candle light.
Avatar 10:36pm Leland Meadows:

Speaking of dining delights, anybody cooking? Oh, you know, in the kitchen. Oh geez, food in the kitchen you you.
Avatar 10:36pm StringOFperils:

Also great for dismantling bodies. Steadies the nerves.
Avatar 10:37pm Gay Red Cape:

We just had steak frites and salad. My one meats a month diet. Delicious.
Avatar 10:37pm Constance De Witt:

Je vous aime!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:37pm A Romantic B:

Just casually licking whip cream, no cooking necessary
Avatar 10:38pm Puggy Weissmuller:

Avatar 10:38pm Gay Red Cape:

Oh SOP the severed strings orchestra
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:38pm A Romantic B:

Honor Blackman, keep it friendly already
Avatar 10:38pm Constance De Witt:

It’s always time to casually lick whip cream or let pieces of dark chocolate melt in your mouth. Elegantly.
Avatar 10:38pm StringOFperils:

Franglais Galore.
Avatar 10:39pm Puggy Weissmuller:

Avatar 10:39pm Gay Red Cape:

Honor Blackman sounds like Eartha Kitt at first
Avatar 10:39pm Puggy Weissmuller:

Avatar 10:39pm StringOFperils:

I thought so too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:39pm A Romantic B:

Eartha has beaucoup better French
Avatar 10:40pm Mr Fab:

Take out baby-back ribs, greens n beans. Honor Blackman singing in French. Feeling lazy and contented.
Avatar 10:40pm Franco Twinkie:

I don't know if I can hold out....till the end of the show to stuff something into my mouth!
Avatar 10:40pm Leland Meadows:

Is it just me or is it getting hot in here. Wooo Les baby!
Avatar 10:40pm Leland Meadows:

We aspire to love in food and song. Eat up Franco with your mouth and heart.
Avatar 10:41pm Puggy Weissmuller:

╚══`.¸.[Leland & Constance]
Avatar 10:41pm Franco Twinkie:

I'm feeling like melted Jello just about now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:41pm A Romantic B:

Maybe you should go find your sisters hairdressers brother-in-law for that Franco ;)
Avatar 10:41pm StringOFperils:

What would Stan do?
Avatar 10:41pm Gay Red Cape:

Les is more and more each day. The poor people of Paris know this.
Avatar 10:43pm Franco Twinkie:

I can see the devil fucking a fruit aspic in my mind eye, and it's not pretty.
Avatar 10:43pm StringOFperils:

No more arm-dragging.
Avatar 10:43pm Gay Red Cape:

ARB your movie. Farewell to arms
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:43pm A Romantic B:

That's not discharge
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:43pm A Romantic B:

Farewell to ARBms gets 10 fingers
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:44pm A Romantic B:

LoL soLoL
Avatar 10:44pm Gay Red Cape:

Hemingway, a mixture of toxic masculinity and polydactyl cats.
Avatar 10:45pm StringOFperils:

Lachrymose. Ya doesn't hear that every day.
Avatar 10:45pm Mr Fab:

A Farewell To Arms: The Story of Thalidomide Babies
Avatar 10:45pm Gay Red Cape:

The 5000 fingers of Doctor ARB
Avatar 10:46pm StringOFperils:

Flipper, Flipper, faster than lightning la la la la...
Avatar 10:46pm Gay Red Cape:

Anything Butt love?
Avatar 10:47pm Puggy Weissmuller:

Welp, I guess it's time to pull out the old Monkey's Paw again...
Avatar 10:47pm Mr Fab:

What is THIS thing called? (Benny Hill joke)
  Swag For Life Member 10:48pm Tim in TN:

Wow. Another great show on SJR!
Avatar 10:48pm Mr Fab:

Oop, it’s: “What is THIS thing called? Love?”
Avatar 10:49pm Gay Red Cape:

Sheenas is on fire and you are the torch that’s lighting the way. Love this program soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much
Avatar 10:49pm Gay Red Cape:

Haha fab I was wondering ;-)
Avatar 10:50pm Leland Meadows:

Thanks Tim and to all of you wisecrackers cracking us up this evening. Oh yes, did we send you love, here's some more in the last 10minutes until we say goodnight and sleep tight.
Avatar 10:51pm Gay Red Cape:

Don’t mind me Leland, I’m just full of applesauce.
Avatar 10:51pm Franco Twinkie:

This is true: When I lived in Pasadena, there was this homeless guy who lived in our neighborhood that looked just like Gary Cooper. One hot summer day I saw him standing in front of this apartment building looking into the afternoon sun in a filthy white suit drinking a can of Orange Crush with his dick hanging out. It was very large and tan.
Avatar 10:51pm Leland Meadows:

And we are the jar Solo.
Avatar 10:52pm Mr Fab:

Tim!! The guy who’s respondible for like, half the donations during Marathons. Hey, thanks to you “listeners like you” (as they say on NPR) dude, we keep adding shows.
Avatar 10:52pm Constance De Witt:

Tell homeless Gary Cooper he is welcome in my abode.
Avatar 10:53pm Mr Fab:

But was Satan on it?
Avatar 10:53pm Leland Meadows:

Homeless Gary Cooper just walked in and boy oh boy, is he happy to see us!
Avatar 10:54pm Gay Red Cape:

It was larger so it said Tura Satana on it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:54pm A Romantic B:

White suit and Orange Crush is so classy he can get away with anything
Avatar 10:55pm StringOFperils:

I wish I were a Russ Myers wiener, that is what I always wanna be...
Avatar 10:55pm Franco Twinkie:

Sorry to say, but after that I stopped seen him. His self promotion probably got him a good deal with someone.
Avatar 10:56pm Mr Fab:

Noooo, don't end yet! Tho I missed a lot of solo’s Aloha Friday today so I’ll be hittin the archives after this.
Avatar 10:56pm StringOFperils:

Maybe he's out fighting fires with it Franco.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:56pm A Romantic B:

I think I've shared before that I got offered to touch Ron Jeremy's at Sundance Film Festival and declined
Avatar 10:56pm Gay Red Cape:

I wish there were malesploitation version of Russ meyers films. That would be cool, just movies w dudes w huge bulges. Lol
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:56pm A Romantic B:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:57pm A Romantic B:

There's sadly not enough bulges in films
Avatar 10:57pm Mr Fab:

Faster Beefcake, Kill, Kill!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:57pm A Romantic B:

Unless they're starring Ray Bulger
Avatar 10:57pm Gay Red Cape:

Fab aloha was sooo much fun. Thanks for having me, I even quoted you in my faux dissertation what a great day for music and laughter and love
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:58pm chresti:

Thank you for this lovely programme, delightful!
Avatar 10:58pm Franco Twinkie:

I swear I spent all morning in the chat room, went to get lunch, ate, passed out, got up and got right back into it. Tomorrow will be different I hope.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:58pm A Romantic B:

I love DJs who talk in unison!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:58pm Rich in Washington:

Great show, you two!
Avatar 10:59pm Gay Red Cape:

Wonderful weekend! Ahhhhh thank you C and Le
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:59pm A Romantic B:

and now it's time to discharge for the rest of the evening. XO
Avatar 10:59pm StringOFperils:

It's like Douglas Sirk Radio Hour in here. Lovely. Love-ful.
Avatar 10:59pm Franco Twinkie:

Thanks you two love birds.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:59pm Rich in Washington:

nice soundtrack to my cooking adventure...
Avatar 10:59pm Constance De Witt:

Wishing you lovely bulges and a lovely night!
Avatar 10:59pm Gay Red Cape:

Mellow Drama
Avatar 11:00pm Mr Fab:

Don Bolles takes us on a bubble-glam trip tomorrow, Franco, ya cant miss that! See y’all tommorow at 3est
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:00pm A Romantic B:

Mello-D ementia
Avatar 11:00pm Mr Fab:

Thats so great solo, really happy to hear that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:00pm A Romantic B:

Bubbling and Bulging with Love
Avatar 11:01pm Mr Fab:

Cant thank you two enough for such wonderful, Inventive programming.
Avatar 11:03pm Leland Meadows:

Thanks everyone. We wish you a warm and wonderful weekend!
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