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Options October 9, 2020: Show #368: "Bah, bah, bahhh..." (Neil Diamond songwriter tribute)

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Artist Track Album Label Year Approx. start time
Uncle Michael  Hinky Dinky Time Open   Options        
Neil Diamond  Chelsea Morning   Options Stones  Uni  1971  0:02:53 (Pop‑up)
Glen Campbell  Sunflower   Options single (b/w How High Did We Go)  Capitol  1977  0:05:08 (Pop‑up)
Groovie Ghoulies  Hello Again   Options World Contact Day  Lookout!  1996  0:07:51 (Pop‑up)
Killdozer  I am, I Said   Options Little Baby Buntin'  Touch And Go  1987  0:09:57 (Pop‑up)
José Feliciano  Play Me   Options Romance In The Night  Motown  1983  0:14:41 (Pop‑up)
Henson Cargill  Forever In Blue Jeans   Options single (b-side to Silence On The Line)  Copper Mountain  1980  0:18:55 (Pop‑up)
Altered Images  Song Sung Blue   Options Pinky Blue  Epic  1982  0:22:34 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Hot Butter 

Song Sung Blue   Options

Popcorn 

Musicor 

1972 

0:26:59 (Pop‑up)
 
Cliff Richard  Just Another Guy   Options single (b-side to The Minute You're Gone)  Columbia  1965  0:32:14 (Pop‑up)
Cliff Richard  I'll Come Running   Options single (b/w I Get The Feelin')  Columbia  1967  0:34:15 (Pop‑up)
Marcie Blane  Bobby Did   Options single (b/w After The Laughter)  Seville  1964  0:36:35 (Pop‑up)
B.J. Thomas  Solitary Man   Options Young And In Love  Scepter  1969  0:38:46 (Pop‑up)
Billy Fury  Where Do You Run   Options single (b-side to Run To My Lovin' Arms)  Decca  1965  0:41:30 (Pop‑up)
Gene Pierson  You Got to Me   Options single (b/w Rainy Day In June)  Zodiac  1968  0:43:37 (Pop‑up)
The Solitaires  Fool That I Am   Options single (b/w Fair Weather Lover)  MGM  1964  0:46:06 (Pop‑up)
Jay and The Americans  Sunday And Me   Options single (b/w Through This Doorway)  United Artists  1965  0:48:57 (Pop‑up)
Clodagh Rodgers  Coldwater Morning   Options It's Different Now  RCA Victor  1972  0:51:44 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Jackie Mittoo 

Holly Holy   Options

Now 

Studio One 

1970 

0:54:58 (Pop‑up)
 
Lulu  The Boat That I Row   Options single (b/w Dreary Days And Nights)  Epic  1967  0:59:54 (Pop‑up)
Keith Allison  Do It   Options In Action  Columbia  1967  1:02:38 (Pop‑up)
Liberace  You Don't Bring Me Flowers   Options unk.  unk.  unk.  1:04:44 (Pop‑up)
Ted Leo & the Pharmacists  You Don't Bring Me Flowers (w/ Tom Scharpling)   Options From "The Best Show"  n/a  2007  1:09:13 (Pop‑up)
The Wiggles  Porcupine Pie   Options Its a Wiggly Wiggly World  ABC Music  2000  1:11:44 (Pop‑up)
Sonny & Cher  Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show   Options Mama Was A Rock And Roll Singer Papa Used To Write All Her Songs  MCA  1973  1:13:30 (Pop‑up)
Tony Tribe  Red Red Wine   Options single (b/w Rudies-Blues)  Downtown  1969  1:16:38 (Pop‑up)
The Specials  A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You   Options Today's Specials  Virgin  1996  1:19:31 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Hugo Montenegro 

Brother Lov's Traveling Salvation Show   Options

Neil's Diamonds Fashioned By Hugo Montenegro 

RCA 

1973 

1:24:21 (Pop‑up)
 
Shane MacGowan & The Popes  Cracklin Rosie   Options The Song With No Name (EP)  ZTT  1994  1:32:50 (Pop‑up)
Os Carbonos  Two Bit Manchild   Options As 12 Mais Da Juventude - Vol. 4  Discos Beverly Ltda.  1969  1:36:04 (Pop‑up)
Percy Faith & His Orchestra  Crunchy Granola Suite   Options single (b-side to Corazon)  ColumbIa  1973  1:39:14 (Pop‑up)
The Box Tops  Ain't No Way   Options Dimensions  Bell  1969  1:42:14 (Pop‑up)
The Music Machine  Cherry Cherry   Options (Turn On) The Music Machine  Original Sound  1966  1:45:10 (Pop‑up)
Mark Lindsay  And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind   Options Silverbird  Columbia  1970  1:48:17 (Pop‑up)
Deep Purple  Kentucky Woman   Options The Book Of Taliesyn  Tetragrammaton  1968  1:51:36 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Bakra Bata' 

Red Wine   Options

Steel Drums And Percussion 

n/a 

1989 

1:56:14 (Pop‑up)
 
Kramer  Solitary Man   Options The Brill Building, Book Two, Featuring Bill Frisell  Tzadik  2017  2:01:32 (Pop‑up)
Urge Overkill  Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon   Options Stull (EP)  Touch And Go  1992  2:06:22 (Pop‑up)
Ronnie Dove  My Babe   Options single (b/w Put My Mind At Ease)  Diamond Records Inc.  1967  2:09:25 (Pop‑up)
The Thyme  Love To Love   Options single (b/w Very Last Day)  Bang  1967  2:11:33 (Pop‑up)
The Strangers  Look Out, Here Comes Tomorrow   Options single (b/w Mary Mary)  Pye  1967  2:13:39 (Pop‑up)
The Four Tops  I'm A Believer   Options Reach Out  Motown  1967  2:16:31 (Pop‑up)
Junior Walker & The All Stars  Holly Holy   Options single (b/w Carry Your Own Load)  Soul  1970  2:18:29 (Pop‑up)
Bobby Womack  Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good)   Options single (b/w Harry Hippie)  United Artists  1972  2:22:58 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
The Ventures 

A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You   Options

Super Psychedelics 

Liberty 

1967 

2:26:00 (Pop‑up)
 
Malcolm And The Les Humphries Singers  Soolaimon   Options single (b/w O, Didn't It Rain)  Decca  1970  2:32:02 (Pop‑up)
Gilles Brown  C'est pour vous que je chante   Options single (b/w (Moi) J'Aime Les Filles)  Citation  1967  2:36:13 (Pop‑up)
Sacha Distel  Chanson Bleue (Song Sung Blue)   Options single (b/w C'est Parti, Oh Ye!)  Pathé  1972  2:39:06 (Pop‑up)
Arthur Alexander  Glory Road   Options single (b-side to Cry Like A Baby)  Sound Stage 7  1967  2:42:15 (Pop‑up)
Sadina  It Comes And Goes   Options single (b/w Teen Years)  Smash  1967  2:45:08 (Pop‑up)
David Garrick  I Got the Feelin'   Options Don´t Go Out Into The Rain  Piccadilly  1967  2:47:35 (Pop‑up)
Albert Lee  Long Gone   Options Black Claw & Country Fever  Line  1991  2:49:41 (Pop‑up)
Neil Diamond  The Last Thing on My Mind   Options single (b/w Canta Libre)  MCA  1972  2:52:38 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Fleetwood Mac 

Albatross   Options

single (b/w Jigsaw Puzzle Blues) 

Blue Horizon 

1968 

2:56:04 (Pop‑up)


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Listener comments!

  12:05pm dan:

And now we kneel in the direction of another Neil.
Avatar 12:05pm burke:

Ready for some 24 karat songwriting
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:06pm Doug Schulkind:

Thank you, Uncle Michael, for the gift of four minutes (OK, closer to five). I am grateful.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:06pm Uncle Michael:

can you hear me?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:06pm spodiodi:

aloha UM! hi all!
Avatar 12:07pm burke:

loud and clear
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07pm spodiodi:

*turns on his heart light*
Avatar 12:07pm Really Lisa:

Hi Uncle Michael and everyone. Ready for guilt-free Diamond studded show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08pm Lane Gray:

I hear ya. I'll be trying to drift off to sleep: we're late as hell
Will we hear the Bluegrass 45 singing Sweet Caroline?
Avatar 12:08pm Listening Out There:

The Melliflous Michael, Mound of Sound expresseth...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08pm Uncle Michael:

dan! burke! Doug! spodi! burke! Lisa! Lane! LOT!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08pm Lane Gray:

Greetings from Columbus Ohio from Mr. and Mrs. Gray
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:09pm Uncle Michael:

Mrs. Lane!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm Lane Gray:

Stupid Otto Krecht. Being a Japanese bluegrass band, they sang it Sweet Carorine.
  12:10pm otto:

This feels just right!!!!!!!1
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm Pedro in Arlington:

The late great Yankees captain Thurman Munson was a big Neil fan. Not sure if Neil was a Munson fan.
  12:10pm dan:

I believe that the animation is from "Neil Diamond Parking Lot", an unofficial sequel to "Heavy Metal Parking Lot", when Judas Priest played the same venue a decade earlier.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm Uncle Michael:

otto! Pedro!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm Lane Gray:

I didn't know that was a Neil.
Avatar 12:11pm Franco Twinkie:

Oh, oh, oh, Whaaaa!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:11pm Jeff Golick:

Hi, all. Just back from getting a flu shot. Please don't cough on me just yet.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:11pm Uncle Michael:

Jeff!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:12pm Uncle Michael:

Franco!
Avatar 12:12pm Listening Out There:

@Lane: Diamond was one of those Brill Building denizens whose work could turn up in a heckuva lotta places...
  12:12pm rw:

Good morning! Sunflower
Avatar 12:13pm Franco Twinkie:

RW!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:13pm Uncle Michael:

rw!
  12:13pm rw:

Yo Mr. Twinkie!! UM!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:14pm Uncle Michael:

LOT, we'll hear a bunch of that today!
Avatar 12:15pm Hubig Pie:

Will Killdozer be making an appearance ?
  12:15pm rw:

Neil Diamond was one of my dad's favorites.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:15pm Uncle Michael:

Hubig!

TIMING!
Avatar 12:15pm Hubig Pie:

Question answered
Avatar 12:16pm burke:

"I've never cared for the sound of being alone"
  12:16pm dan:

I saw a Neil Diamond concert from 2012 on PBS some time back, the mix of young and old people in the audience singing the words and having a ball was just amazing.
Avatar 12:17pm ottovonbqe:

this is a really good killdozer song i never heard before.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:17pm Uncle Michael:

ottovonbqe!
Avatar 12:21pm Erella:

This is a beautiful version of this song. I forget that Jose Feliciano created a huge body of work.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:21pm Uncle Michael:

Erella!
Avatar 12:22pm Erella:

Hi Uncle Michael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:23pm Alvy Singer:

Hey there Uncle Michael. Any chance we might hear David Hasselhoff covering Forever In Blue Jeans?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:24pm Uncle Michael:

Alvy! Umm...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:24pm doctorjazz:

Crazy busy, but checking in to say hi!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:24pm Uncle Michael:

I can't skip a rope...or this Henson Cargill version.
Avatar 12:25pm Erella:

There had been restaurant that was inside a decommissioned streetcar inside a little strip mall. It was a small place. I heard Jose Feliciano play there in maybe 1988. I might have been the only one there in the 20 or so audience members who was there to hear him specifically.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:25pm Uncle Michael:

Doc!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:25pm Lizardner Dave 2:

Pour me a drink and I'll sell you some fries. Wait, how does that go again?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:25pm Uncle Michael:

I saw Jose at the Belly Up in Aspen and the place was packed.
  12:26pm dan:

Forever In Blue Jeans was a song that was written to be a country song, but it came out as a pop tune for Diamond.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:26pm Uncle Michael:

Dave!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:26pm listener Rey:

Hiya UM!Love Jose Feliciano and really diggin your set
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:26pm jmd:

Uncle!
  12:27pm johnk77:

is that related to bellyup
in california?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:27pm Uncle Michael:

Rey! jmd! john!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:27pm Uncle Michael:

I think so, john.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:28pm Uncle Michael:

Selsun Blue?
Avatar 12:28pm Erella:

Have you heard the Johnny Mathis & Sasha Distel version of Song Sung Blue?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:28pm spodiodi:

jijiji UM
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:29pm Uncle Michael:

Yes! We'll maybe hear from Sasha today.
  12:30pm Creebie:

Jennifer Hudson’s performance of Holly Holy at the Musicares/Grammys tribute a few years ago was supposed to be great but its never been released so I guess we’ll have to settle for Cher’s version.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:30pm Uncle Michael:

Creebie! Or maybe not...
Avatar 12:31pm Roberto:

Whoops, totally spaced and forgot to switch to the Dummer stream! Er, Drummer.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:31pm Uncle Michael:

Roberto!
Avatar 12:32pm Roberto:

Unc!
  12:33pm johnk77:

couple of stutters today
in wired internet audio
could be verizon
here in nyc
in the last 1 of about
5 seconds the twitch video
appeared to keep going
  12:33pm Mark R:

A friend of mine said he spotted Neil Diamond on an old episode of "Mannix."
  12:35pm dan:

My viewing this week have been clips from Bob Dylan's 30th Anniversary Concert at MSG from 1992. Everything from George Harrison to The Band to Sinead O'Connor getting booed off the stage.
  12:37pm Mark R:

When you put Sinead at the end of that list, it's possible to mis-read it as EVERYBODY getting booed off the stage. BTW, knowing what we now know about sexual abuse in the church, Sinead was right all along.
  12:37pm dan:

@Mark R
I tip my hat to Sinead.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:38pm Cmurtha:

Hello everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:38pm Uncle Michael:

Mark!

john, unbroken stream since the start here...knock wood
  12:38pm KWilde:

Great choices as always - looking forward to a great show
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:39pm Uncle Michael:

Cmurtha! KWilde!
  12:39pm dan:

In the US, Cliff Richard is a disco artist, but in the UK, he was so much more.
  12:39pm johnk77:

here i go to restart router
& ont box
  12:40pm Mark R:

Saw a pic of him meeting Princess Di in the 80s, seems to me the dude coasted on his wicked good looks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:40pm Uncle Michael:

He might have coasted but he was a real talent.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:40pm Uncle Michael:

Ask Rik Mayall.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:41pm Uncle Michael:

here comes a followup to a big hit...
  12:43pm KWilde:

Dismissed Neil as a square when I was a kid but love him now
  12:43pm Mark R:

Well, let's agree that he was a handsome devil, then. TBH I never knew much about him except he was always an example of pre-Beatles pop stars who were huge in UK but couldn't quite break in the US.
Avatar 12:43pm Listening Out There:

The Marcie Blane is great. She must have snagged this tune before Lesley Gore could...
  12:44pm Mark R:

My primary respect for Neil is as a songwriter. He's not my cup of tea as a performer, no disrespect to any DJs who may choose to include him on their excellent radio programs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:45pm Uncle Michael:

LOT, it was a followup the Marcie's big hit, Bobby's Girl.
Avatar 12:45pm Hubig Pie:

My fav Mr Diamond song
Avatar 12:45pm ottovonbqe:

i too learned to appreciate neil young late in life. couldn't accept my mother was right about 1 thing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:45pm spodiodi:

my mother made sure i almost ever went a day without hearing some Neil Diamond. i'll probably send her your show later, UM
Avatar 12:45pm ottovonbqe:

i mean neil diamond.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:45pm spodiodi:

(thanks!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:46pm Uncle Michael:

listen to your mothers
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:47pm Lewis:

my Mom brought me to Charlie Pride...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:47pm Uncle Michael:

see? Lewis!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:48pm Lewis:

(my Uncle Micheal brought me to Neil Diamond)
  12:50pm dan:

For all you Yankee fans on the comments board, Whitey Ford died yesterday at 93.
  12:50pm Dean:

My mom gave me a soft spot for Diamanda Galas, and she wanted me to be just like John Cage. "Sit down and shut up!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:50pm spodiodi:

lol Dean
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:50pm Uncle Michael:

Dean!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:52pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Hello everybody! Thanks for spotlighting( even if occasionally ironically) one of the great prides of Brooklyn, UM.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:53pm Uncle Michael:

Kevin! YW
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:55pm Uncle Michael:

Queens represent.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:55pm Uncle Michael:

Jay Traynor...man.
Avatar 12:56pm Really Lisa:

I had to school myself on Neil Diamond in the streets of the burbs..
My mom played accordion and recorder, and listened to Sephardic Ladino music.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:58pm Uncle Michael:

Monty Python introduced me to Clodagh Rodgers.
Avatar 1:01pm Roberto:

Yes. I am a Jack-in-the-Box!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:01pm Fuzzy:

Bicycle Repairman!
Avatar 1:02pm Roberto:

He also thought he was Trotsky.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:06pm Uncle Michael:

Fuzzy!
Avatar 1:06pm Roberto:

Yay Lulu!
  1:07pm dan:

Sounds like she’s saying “The Book That I Wrote”.
Avatar 1:07pm Creature Boy:

Good mornin
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:07pm Cmurtha:

Neil really showing he wrote this one in a big way. No masking that one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:08pm Uncle Michael:

Creature!

Cmurtha; yep!
Avatar 1:11pm Roberto:

Remember Weird Al's parody? You Don't Take Your Showers
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:11pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Wouldn't really be a show with Liberace!
  1:12pm Rich In Washington:

oh my god
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:13pm Uncle Michael:

Rich! You ok?
  1:14pm Rich in Washington:

I'm dying, UM!
Avatar 1:15pm Hubig Pie:

Goat alarm, well played
  1:16pm ?:

Howdy UM and all, loving this set. Thank-ee!!!
  1:16pm bigplanetnoise:

Hola Holy, UM and all HDers!
  1:16pm Marie:

?=me :>)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:17pm Uncle Michael:

Marie! Bob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:18pm Spankyflop:

I remember Scharpling doing practically a whole show about Porcupine Pie.
Avatar 1:19pm Listening Out There:

Sonny on Speed
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:19pm Uncle Michael:

Spankyflop! I wonder if it's in the archives.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:19pm Mike East:

I remember that too, Spankyflop! Always my first thought when I hear that song. Hilarious.
Good afternoon Uncle Michael and others!
  1:20pm Dean:

Oddly, on some of Liberace's comps the song appears as "You Don't Send Me Flowers." Deep Purple covered a Neil Diamond tune? So says an ad in Billboard...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:20pm Uncle Michael:

Mike!

No spoilers, Dean!
  1:21pm Dean:

Forwarding the ad to you, UM.
  1:21pm Creebie:

You have to admire Sonny’s self confidence.
  1:22pm dan:

So there was a reggae version of Red Red Wine before UB40,
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:22pm Uncle Michael:

Unwarranted as it may have been...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:23pm doctorjazz:

Red Red Wine works great as Reggae/Ska!
  1:24pm dan:

@doctorjazz
Was that Neil Diamond's intention?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:25pm doctorjazz:

Could have been, @dan.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:26pm Uncle Michael:

I don't think so.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:28pm doctorjazz:

Nah, me either.
  1:28pm Dean:

Perhaps the source of the Liberace, never mind the title discrepancy: https://www.discogs.com/Liberace-Showstoppers/release/6656404
  1:36pm dan:

Cover Chain!!!!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:36pm Cmurtha:

Sonny is not without his charms, that song he sings about the woman being on a bad trip is pretty entertaining. He is no Lee Hazelwood, but when he tries to be I think it works, but I've not heard enough of his oeuvreto really comment.
  1:38pm KWilde:

I'm in!
  1:38pm dan:

No one has that scratchy Irish brogue other than Shane MacGowan.
  1:39pm Marie:

I love this!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:39pm Cmurtha:

I am always torn if Cracklin Rose is genuinely the vastly superior hit compared to Sweet Carolline, or if I've just heard Sweet Caroline so much more in comparison that its lost the luster it once had.
  1:40pm Marie:

I got my banjo fix!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:40pm Cmurtha:

This is a 10/10 cover
  1:42pm dan:

Going back to the Bob Dylan tribute from 1992, one of the highlights was The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem covering "When The Ship Comes In", which rivals Dylan's original version.
  1:44pm dan:

The MacGowan reminded me of it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:44pm Mike East:

@Cmurtha - Cracklin Rose is the superior hit, for sure.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:45pm Uncle Michael:

I believe this was a chart hit for Percy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:46pm Spinning Giant:

Crunchy Granola Suite does not sound at all what I thought it was going to sound like...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:47pm Uncle Michael:

I agree strongly with Mike East.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:47pm Uncle Michael:

SG!
  1:47pm Dean:

More likely this comp is the source of the Liberace, same false beginning: https://www.pandora.com/artist/liberace/i-play-piano-and-sing-volume-2-live/ALK9ZJxp7j5lqJZ Released in 2011?
Avatar 1:48pm burke:

Speaking of unmistakable great voices, it's Alex Chilton!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:51pm Uncle Michael:

Sean Bonniwell's too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:52pm Uncle Michael:

chills from the harmonies
  1:57pm dan:

Rod Evans era Deep Purple.
Avatar 1:59pm Brian in UK:

Uncle, been listening all the while. His songs can take variations.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:00pm Uncle Michael:

BiUK! agreed
  2:00pm dan:

@Brian
That's the mark of a great songwriter.
Avatar 2:02pm Brian in UK:

dan, missed that bit out of the comment.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:04pm Spinning Giant:

UM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Avatar 2:10pm Listening Out There:

Was there a "Book One" recording by Kramer and Frisell?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:10pm Spinning Giant:

this is WAAAY better than the warbling almost-dead Johnny Cash version - don't get me wrong - I love warbling almost-dead Rubinized JC - but really - this is...well..thanks, UM! ...delish - guiding me thru the end of my workweek with grace enjoyment and surprises as always - Cheers!

(EDIT) ...okay, up until the really hokey "franglais" parts, I was diggint this - the producer should've had the good sense to edit that out...really, come on...
  2:11pm Ira:

Did Bert Berns and Bang Records give Neil Diamond his first break?
  2:11pm dan:

Pulp Fiction OD scene.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:13pm Uncle Michael:

Good question, Ira. He was selling songs before he hooked up with Bert, so it depends on how one defines "first break".
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:14pm Spinning Giant:

epic cut - still - it immediately draws me back in - legendary reinterpretation by Nash & the lads...
  2:16pm Dean:

According to Jocelyn Faris's 1995 bio-bibliography of Liberace's recordings, appearances, etc., there were then no recordings of "Flowers." He performed the tune during runs at the Nugget Casino in Sparks, NV, and the Las Vegas Hilton ("pure camp," wrote a reviewer) during October and November 1979.
Avatar 2:16pm Listening Out There:

Nevermind. Kramer did have a predecssor recording...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:16pm Uncle Michael:

Doug went long because talks. I'm going LONGER because I talk more!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:19pm Uncle Michael:

The Strangers were Irish boyos.
Avatar 2:20pm Bill Mac:

Uncle Michael.... izzat you?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:20pm Uncle Michael:

It reallu is. Bill! You missed Killdozer!
  2:22pm dan:

Four Tops doing Neil Diamond's Monkees hit.
Avatar 2:22pm Bill Mac:

I am I said! I love to hear a duet with Mick Gerald and Neil Diamond.
  2:22pm Dean:

Neil Diamond's Monkees...now there's a band name.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:22pm Uncle Michael:

me too!
  2:25pm Ira:

I phrased it poorly - perhaps the first label to give him a bit of creative freedom and not care that he didn't sound like everyone else
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:26pm Uncle Michael:

Ah, then yes, certainly so, I'd say.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:26pm Uncle Michael:

But then his relationship with Bang went sour. I think there was a lot of that going around.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:27pm Jeff Golick:

This is not terribly germane, but I believe one of my first musical purchases was Neil's The Jazz Singer on cassette.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:28pm Uncle Michael:

You achieved a complete recovery, Jeff!
Avatar 2:29pm burke:

@Jeff it's not jermaine but it might be tito
  2:29pm dan:

I've never seen Neil's version of The Jazz Singer, has anyone seen it and how did they like it?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:30pm Uncle Michael:

Lucy Arnez stole the film.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:30pm Jeff Golick:

Thanks, @UM. No joke, I do think I was under the weather at the time, too. (@burke: ha!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:30pm Cmurtha:

DUN DUN DUN
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:34pm Little Danny:

Hi UM, hi all! Better late than never, wheeee.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:34pm Sweet Corn Lizzie:

Hi - been stuck in meetings all morning but finally here.
  2:35pm rw:

Ha! I've been to Stull. Didn't the devil come from KS?
  2:36pm dan:

Probably turned the Stull into Condos
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:38pm Uncle Michael:

Danny! Lizzie!

rw, the devil is still here. Why were you there?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:41pm doctorjazz:

Soolaimon is wonderful!
  2:41pm Ira:

Bert Berns was quite a character - did you ever see the DVD about him?
  2:42pm rw:

You know, I was in college nearby. Passed through on my way to Topeka on the bicycle once or twice. Gates of hell, and all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:42pm Uncle Michael:

I keep meaning to watch that doc. I haven't.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:43pm Uncle Michael:

Doc, I was sad not to locate covers of the rest of the African Trilogy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:46pm Uncle Michael:

I'm keeping an eye on a wasp in here. I'll catch and release after the show's over.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:47pm Phillippe Bastille:

Hey there. Late as usual. No hall pass as usual.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:48pm Uncle Michael:

Detention.
  2:48pm Dean:

Anti-WASP?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:49pm Phillippe Bastille:

Breakfast club. Do you think Molly Ringwald would go for a guy like me?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:50pm Uncle Michael:

How do you look in untied boots?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:50pm doctorjazz:

As long as it doesn't do the Pence-fly thing...
Great show, UM, thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:50pm Phillippe Bastille:

Disheveled
  2:50pm Dean:

Is it true Neil only performs live one month out of the year, and only when temperatures exceeded some threshhold?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:52pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks, Doc.

I'm gonna go with "yes", Dean.
  2:55pm Dean:

Boots untied will always be divided.
Avatar 2:56pm Brian in UK:

David Garrick was a one hit over here if memory serves and this was not it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:57pm Uncle Michael:

back to Neil...covering Tom Paxton
  2:58pm dan:

And we come full circle. Thanks for a great show UM.
Avatar 2:58pm burke:

thanks UM. Love these songwriter shows
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:58pm Rich in Washington:

Fantastic show today, Uncle Michael! Thanks so much! Have a swell weekend!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:59pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks, burke. I really love doing them.

Thanks Rich. Thanks, everyone.
  2:59pm KWilde:

The old HDT closer
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:59pm Pauly from Clifton:

UM, great show as usual! Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:59pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks, Pauly.
Avatar 3:00pm Roberto:

I see what you did there, UM.
Avatar 3:01pm Brian in UK:

Like the start/finish irony, biggest surprise that he covered others.
  3:02pm Dean:

That Ted Leo appearance with Tom Scharpling was March 13, 2007.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm Phillippe Bastille:

Thanks UM
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm spodiodi:

thanks, UM!
  3:04pm rw:

Nice. Thank you UM. Have a good weekend everyone. Pledge/Vote
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:06pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks for that date, Dean!

Bye, all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:07pm Doug Schulkind:

Thanks, Unc.
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