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Turning over the toy box and jamming together the gloriously mismatched musical Lincoln Logs, Legos and Tinker Toys from Tin Pan Alley pluggers, pickled egg tavern weepers, lockstep soul ensembles, skinny-tie power poppers, Eurotrash ravers, moontanned art school rockers, drunken soccer anthems and anything else that seems like a good idea at the time. There are no guilty pleasures.

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Options October 16, 2020: Show #369: "The goose drank wine." (cover chain!)

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
Uncle Michael  Hinky Dinky Time Open   Options          
Nat Stuckey  Listen To The Band   Options New Country Roads  RCA Victor  1969  (originally: The Monkees - (b/w Someday Man) - Colgems, 1969)  0:03:32 (Pop‑up)
Jim Ed Brown  Pop a Top   Options single (b/w Too Good To Be True)  RCA Victor  1967  (originally: Nat Stuckey - Nat Stuckey Really Sings - Paula, 1966)  0:06:20 (Pop‑up)
The Wilburn Brothers  A Taste of Heaven   Options Cool Country  Decca  1967  (originally: Jim Ed Brown - (b/w Paint Me The Color Of Your Wall) - RCA Victor, 1966)  0:08:30 (Pop‑up)
Loretta Lynn  Making Plans   Options Don't Come Home A Drinkin' (With Lovin' On Your Mind)  Decca  1967  (originally: The Wilburn Brothers - (b-side to I'm Gonna Tie One On Tonight) - Decca, 1964)  0:11:12 (Pop‑up)
Tina Turner  You Ain't Woman Enough To Take My Man   Options Good Hearted Woman (1979)  Wagner  1974  (originally: Loretta Lynn - (b/w God Gave Me A Heart To Forgive) - Decca, 1966)  0:13:34 (Pop‑up)
Nina Simone  Funkier Than A Mosquito's Tweeter   Options It Is Finished  RCA  1974  (originally: Ike & Tina Turner - (b-side to Proud Mary) - Liberty, 1971)  0:18:30 (Pop‑up)
The Animals  Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood   Options single (b/w Club-A-Gogo)  Columbia  1965  (originally: Nina Simone - Broadway-Blues-Ballads - Philips, 1964)  0:21:27 (Pop‑up)
Paul Revere & the Raiders  I'm Crying   Options Just Like Us  Columbia  1966  (originally: The Animals - (b/w Take It Easy) - Columbia, 1964)  0:23:51 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Jimmy Brown 

Chain of Fools (45 at 33)   Options

single (b/w I Heard It Through The Grapevine) 

Abet 

1968 

(originally: Aretha Franklin - (b/w Prove It) - Atlantic, 1967) 

0:26:54 (Pop‑up)
 
Nazz  Kicks (long version)   Options Fungo Bat Sessions (prev. unr.)  n/a  1969  (originally: Paul Revere And The Raiders Featuring Mark Lindsay - (b/w Shake It Up) - Columbia, 1966)  0:33:19 (Pop‑up)
The Isley Brothers  Hello It's Me   Options Live It Up  T-Neck  1974  (originally: Todd Rundgren - Hello It's Me - Warner Bros., 1974)  0:37:16 (Pop‑up)
Ann Peebles  It's Your Thing   Options This Is Ann Peebles  Hi  1969  (originally: The Isley Brothers - (b/w Don't Give It Away) - T-Neck, 1969)  0:42:45 (Pop‑up)
Ron Wood  I Can't Stand the Rain   Options Now Look  Warner Bros.  1975  (originally: Ann Peebles - (b/w I've Been There Before) - Hi, 1973)  0:46:09 (Pop‑up)
George Harrison  Far East Man   Options Dark Horse  Apple  1974  (originally: Ron Wood - (I've Got My Own Album To Do) - Warner Bros., 1974)  0:48:52 (Pop‑up)
Teresa Brewer  Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)   Options Music, Music, Music  Flying Dutchman  1973  (originally: George Harrison - (b/w Miss O'Dell) - Apple, 1973)  0:54:36 (Pop‑up)
Red Foley  Jilted   Options shellac 10" (b/w Pin Ball Boogie)  Decca  1954  (originally: Theresa Brewer - (b/w Le Grand Tour De'Lamour) - Coral, 1954)  0:57:42 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Jimmy Brown 

Chain of Fools (45 at 33)   Options

single (b/w I Heard It Through The Grapevine) 

Abet 

1968 

(originally: Aretha Franklin - (b/w Prove It) - Atlantic, 1967) 

1:00:00 (Pop‑up)
 
Phil Harris & His Orchestra  Chattanoogie Shoeshine Boy   Options shellac 10" (b/w That's A Plenty )  RCA Victor  1949  (originally: Red Foley - (shellac b/w Sugarfoot Rag) - Decca, 1949)  1:05:27 (Pop‑up)
June Carter And Her Bashful Rascals  The Thing   Options single (b/w Winkin' And A-Blinkin')  RCA Victor  1950  (originally: Phil Harris - (shellac b-side to Goofus) - RCA Victor, 1950)  1:08:34 (Pop‑up)
Kris Kristofferson  The Lights of Magdala   Options Spooky Lady's Sideshow  Monument  1974  (originally: June Carter Cash - (b-side to Follow Me) - Columbia, 1973)  1:11:01 (Pop‑up)
Johnny Cash  Sunday Morning Coming Down   Options single (b/w I'm Gonna Try To Be That Way)  Columbia  1970  (originally: Kris Kristofferson - Kristofferson - Monument, 1970)  1:14:30 (Pop‑up)
Bob Dylan  Train Of Love   Options Kindred Spirits - A Tribute to the Songs of Johnny Cash  Lucky Dog  2002  (originally: Johnny Cash And Tennessee Two - (b/w There You Go) - Sun, 1956)  1:18:34 (Pop‑up)
Buck Owens  Love Minus Zero - No Limit   Options Bridge Over Troubled Water  Capitol  1971  (originally: Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home - Columbia, 1965)  1:21:49 (Pop‑up)
Patsy Cline  Foolin' 'Round   Options Patsy Cline (EP)  Decca  1962  (originally: Buck Owens (b/w High as the Mountains) - Capitol, 1961 )  1:24:17 (Pop‑up)
Jim Reeves  I Fall To Pieces   Options A Touch Of Velvet  RCA Victor  1962  (originally: Patsy Cline (b/w Lovin' In Vain) - Decca, 1961)  1:26:08 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Jimmy Brown 

Chain of Fools (45 at 33)   Options

single (b/w I Heard It Through The Grapevine) 

Abet 

1968 

(originally: Aretha Franklin - (b/w Prove It) - Atlantic, 1967) 

1:29:10 (Pop‑up)
 
Roger Miller  I Catch Myself Crying   Options The One and Only Roger Miller  RCA Camden  1965  (originally: Roger Miller was the third person to record his own song. First recorded by Jim Reeves in 1962 - not released till Blue Side Of Lonesome - RCA Victor, 1967)  1:37:32 (Pop‑up)
Bake Turner  Love Is Not For Me   Options single (b-side to Is Anybody Goin' To San Antone)  Kapp  1970  (originally: Roger Miller (b-side to Do-Wacka-Do) - 1965, Smash)  1:40:05 (Pop‑up)
Doug Sahm And Band  (Is Anybody Going To) San Antone   Options Doug Sahm And Band  Atlantic  1973  (originally: Bake Turner - (b/w Love Is Not For Me) - Kapp, 1970)  1:42:24 (Pop‑up)
Otis Clay  She's About A Mover   Options single (b/w You Don't Miss Your Water)  Cotillion  1968  (originally: Sir Douglas Quintet - (b/w We'll Take Our Last Walk Tonight) - Tribe, 1965)  1:45:26 (Pop‑up)
Dr. Feelgood  Baby Jane   Options single (b/w Looking Back)  United Artists  1977  (originally: Otis Clay - (b/w You Hurt Me For The Last Time) Dakar, 1969)  1:48:20 (Pop‑up)
Nick Lowe  Keep It Out Ta Sight   Options single (b/w (I've Been Taking The) Truth Drug)  Dynamite  1976  (originally: Dr. Feelgood - Down By The Jetty - United Artists 1975)  1:52:36 (Pop‑up)
Elvis Costello  Indoor Fireworks   Options King of America  F-Beat  1986  (originally: Nick Lowe - The Rose Of England - F-Beat, 1985)  1:55:16 (Pop‑up)
Johnny Cash  The Big Light   Options Johnny Cash Is Coming To Town  Mercury  1987  (originally: The Costello Show Featuring The Attractions And Confederates - King Of America - F-Beat, 1985)  1:59:19 (Pop‑up)
Skeeter Davis  I Still Miss Someone   Options I Love Flatt And Scruggs  RCA Victor  1968  (originally: Johnny Cash - The Fabulous Johnny Cash - Columbia, 1958)  2:01:54 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Jimmy Brown 

Chain of Fools (45 at 33)   Options

single (b/w I Heard It Through The Grapevine) 

Abet 

1968 

(originally: Aretha Franklin - (b/w Prove It) - Atlantic, 1967) 

2:04:34 (Pop‑up)
 
Dion  The End Of The World   Options Ruby Baby  Columbia  1963  (originally: Skeeter Davis - (b/w Somebody Loves You) - RCA Victor, 1962)  2:10:08 (Pop‑up)
Mott the Hoople  Your Own Backyard   Options Brain Capers  Island  1971  (originally: Dion - (b/w Sit Down Old Friend) - Warner Bros., 1970)  2:13:14 (Pop‑up)
David Bowie  All The Young Dudes   Options prev. unr.  n/a  1972  (originally: (written by Bowie specifically for) Mott The Hoople - All The Young Dudes - 1972)  2:17:15 (Pop‑up)
Lulu  Watch That Man   Options single (b-side to The Man Who Sold The World)  Polydor  1974  (originally: David Bowie - Aladdin Sane - RCA Victor, 1973 )  2:21:13 (Pop‑up)
Them  Here Comes The Night (Take 2)   Options single (b/w All For Myself)  Decca  1965  (originally: Lulu - (b/w That's Really Some Good) - Decca, 1965)  2:26:06 (Pop‑up)
The Troggs  I Can Only Give You Everything   Options Give It To Me (EP)  Fontana  1967  (originally: Them - (b/w Don't Start Crying Now) - Parrot, 1966)  2:29:03 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Jimmy Brown 

Chain of Fools (45 at 33)   Options

single (b/w I Heard It Through The Grapevine) 

Abet 

1968 

(originally: Aretha Franklin - (b/w Prove It) - Atlantic, 1967) 

2:32:22 (Pop‑up)
 
Condo Fucks (YLT)  With A Girl Like You   Options Fuckbook  Matador  2009  (originally: The Troggs - (b/w I Want You) - Fontana, 1966)  2:38:09 (Pop‑up)
Spoon  Decora   Options Anything You Want (EP)  12XU  2004  (originally: Yo La Tengo - Electr-O-Pura - Matador, 1995)  2:40:40 (Pop‑up)
Nada Surf  Agony of Lafitte   Options If I Had A Hi-Fi  Mardev  2010  (originally: Spoon - (b/w Laffitte Don't Fail Me Now) - Saddle Creek, 1999)  2:43:46 (Pop‑up)
America  Always Love   Options Here & Now  Burgundy  2006  (originally: Nada Surf (b/w Where Is My Mind) - City Slang, 2005)  2:47:32 (Pop‑up)
Wreckless Eric and Amy Rigby  Sister Golden Hair   Options Superhits Of The Seventies Pure Dyn-o-mite! (Michael Shelley DJ premium)  WFMU  2017  (originally: America - (b/w Midnight) - Warner Bros., 1975)  2:50:49 (Pop‑up)
The Monkees  (I'd Go The) Whole Wide World   Options Pool It!  Rhino  1987  (originally: Wreckless Eric - (b/w Semaphore Signals) - Stiff, 1977)  2:54:24 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Fleetwood Mac 

Albatross   Options

single (b/w Jigsaw Puzzle Blues) 

Blue Horizon 

1968 

 

2:57:11 (Pop‑up)


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Listener comments!

  12:02pm dan:

COVER CHAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm Cmurtha:

Hello chain gangers
Avatar 12:02pm βrian:

Brought my portable porch glider.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm Uncle Michael:

I need THREE people to pick a number between 1 and 44.

dan!
  12:02pm Funky16Corners:

Hinkadinkadoo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm Uncle Michael:

Cmurtha! Brian!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm Spinning Giant:

oh me oh my what game are we playing today, UM?
  12:02pm dan:

23
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm spodiodi:

3-6-9 it's Hinky Dinky Time! aloha, Uncle Michael and dinksters!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm Spinning Giant:

12
Avatar 12:03pm burke:

39
Avatar 12:03pm Really Lisa:

Hi Uncle Michael and all. Exciting! 17
Avatar 12:03pm StringOFperils:

42
  12:06pm Funky16Corners:

Nat!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:06pm listener Rey:

too early for math!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:06pm Little Danny:

Hey UM, hey all
  12:06pm dan:

Anyone wanna bet why Mickey Mouse is in jail?
Avatar 12:06pm Brian in UK:

Uncle. Nesmith song, I guess.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:06pm Doug Schulkind:

I'm wearing my cover chain mail. I'm READY!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:06pm Little Danny:

But how is the very first song chosen?
Avatar 12:07pm ottovonbqe:

maybe the first song is a cover of the last song.
Avatar 12:07pm Brian in UK:

@dan he is in a rock banned.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07pm Uncle Michael:

Larry! SG! spodi! burke! Lisa! SOP! Rey! BiUK! Doug! Danny! otto!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08pm doctorjazz:

Hi UM! Hi Hinks and Dinks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:09pm Uncle Michael:

Doc!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:09pm Lizardner Dave 2:

Did prisoners really break rocks?
  12:09pm mauri:

Just bough half a litre a vodka. Pop a top... About so. Hey um i hear youre the greatest!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:09pm Uncle Michael:

mauri! I am.
Avatar 12:10pm StringOFperils:

Prisoners broke rocks to make roads to bring in more prisoners to break more rocks etc
  12:10pm KWilde:

Ready for a wild ride!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:11pm Uncle Michael:

KWilde! A wilde ride?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:11pm Stevel:

Hold on. What, actually, are Clarabelle's striped prisoner pants covering?
  12:11pm dan:

I'm picturing a Betty Broderick situation where Mickey catches Minnie and Donald Duck in bed together
Avatar 12:11pm StringOFperils:

Cartoon cows and dogs broke rocks to make Disneyland.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:11pm Stevel:

Also, what gives with Micky not being in prison gear. Is he a snitch?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:12pm Jeff Golick:

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

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

Jeff!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:12pm Stevel:

UM! HDT: Making Fridays even better!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:13pm Uncle Michael:

I keep trying!
  12:15pm dan:

Content aside, I just love the old 1930s style of hand drawn animation. Shame it's all computers.
  12:16pm dan:

The next song is going to be Bob Seger's version of Nutbush Blues.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:16pm Stevel:

Must read Harlan Ellison re. his extremely short stint as a Disney writer:

"Two things you must know. First, I do a terrific Mickey Mouse imitation. Absolutely phonographically perfect. If the publishers of this book had the money, they ought to bind in a record, one of those little plastic jobbies, so you could hear my spectacular Mickey imitation. When I tell this anecdote in person, it really enhances a lot. But just pretend you can hear it, okay?

The second thing you need to know is that the Producers' Banquette had filled up with Roy Disney and the other heads of the studio, behind me; a fact of which I was unaware; a fact no one bothered to impart.

At the top of my voice I suggested, "Hey, listen, what a kick! Why don't we do a porn Disney flick?"

See Labor Relations: harlanellison.com...
  12:17pm dan:

Followed by the McGarrigle Sisters version of You'll Accompany Me
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:19pm Uncle Michael:

recaclulating...recalculating...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:20pm Phillippe Bastille:

Hi there
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:21pm Uncle Michael:

Phillippe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:21pm spodiodi:

ay, Phillippe!
Avatar 12:23pm barrett785:

UM 4 PREZ! Same old thang!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:24pm Uncle Michael:

Pat!
Avatar 12:24pm Dominick:

Yo
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:24pm Little Danny:

I had no idea that Simone's was the first version.
Avatar 12:25pm Hubig Pie:

Is there a theme or just a random assortment of great tunes?
Avatar 12:25pm the Stork lurks...:

FRIDAY, GODDAM IT! Hi Unc, hi fam.
Avatar 12:26pm Roberto:

When I heard this as a kid I thought it was "I'm just a sore-losin' tensions are good"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:26pm Cmurtha:

I think the chain-cover theme is he plas a cover song, then he plays a cover song by the artist who was just covered.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:26pm Uncle Michael:

Hubig! It's an unbroken chain of covers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:26pm Fuzzy:

Wow, Friday already! Howdy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:27pm Uncle Michael:

Roberto! Fuzzy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:27pm Uncle Michael:

What Cmurtha said.
Avatar 12:28pm Hubig Pie:

That's alot to get me brain wrapped around, Mr Cmurtha
Avatar 12:32pm Hubig Pie:

Thanks for spelling it out. I slow and sleepy
  12:33pm Dean:

Does this mean we'll never hear Weird Al during one of these cover chain shows?

"Daydream Believer"
  12:35pm KWilde:

Todd!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:36pm Uncle Michael:

Dean! Yes. No.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:37pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I've heard of blockchain recently, but not a chain block.
Avatar 12:37pm ottovonbqe:

once you move forward in time, you need to find an artists with a long career to go back. if you go too current, you could get yourself into a jam.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:38pm Uncle Michael:

Ken!
  12:38pm Dean:

Earth Quake does a great version of "Kicks," but I don't know that anybody has ever covered an Earth Quake tune.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:38pm Uncle Michael:

That's one of the challenges, otto, for sure.
Avatar 12:38pm Roberto:

Whoa, this Kicks cover just got silly.
Avatar 12:38pm ottovonbqe:

johny cash could probably saved you if you start getting too contemporary!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:39pm spodiodi:

HinkyDinky Coin ftw, KenFHP
  12:39pm Dean:

"I'm a Believer"
  12:39pm dan:

Next song will be Beatles doing Twist And Shout
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:40pm Uncle Michael:

WFMU accepts Bitcoin, but not hdtcoin.
Avatar 12:40pm Brian in UK:

No one ever covered the Beatles.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:41pm Uncle Michael:

I think I should find a way to get the Isley Brothers into every theme show.
  12:41pm Dean:

Not true, Brian in UK. Residents did.
  12:42pm Dean:

And as the Residents report, the Beatles reciprocated. You could do a whole show just playing that one single, first side, second side, first, second...
Avatar 12:44pm Hubig Pie:

Junior Parker covered The Beatles in a most sublime fashion
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:45pm Uncle Michael:

Don't give up, dan.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:46pm Jeff Golick:

I like where this set is going.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:46pm Jeff Golick:

(Without having any idea where it is, in fact, going.)
Avatar 12:47pm Dominick:

oopsie
Avatar 12:48pm Brian in UK:

Dean, thought they had a definite article.
  12:48pm Dean:

Well, I guess Marx was write. We have nothing to lose but our chains.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:48pm spodiodi:

*shakes fist*
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:48pm Uncle Michael:

oopsie...I waited to reconnect and restarted this track
  12:48pm Dean:

Marx was "write"?! What in the fuck is my brain doing this hellish morning?
  12:49pm Dean:

But what Marx wrote was right.
Avatar 12:49pm Roberto:

We visited Marx's grave last year in London. My wife put a stone on it kind of just to troll him.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:49pm spodiodi:

must have been Harpo. unfamiliar
  12:51pm Robert sharp:

Hey man. Great show as always!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:52pm Uncle Michael:

Robert! Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:52pm Rich in Washington:

Howdy, Uncle Michael! Been listening while cooking up and consuming some grub!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:52pm Uncle Michael:

Rich! Welcome.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:53pm Doug Schulkind:

Getting some persistent drop-outs, UM.
  12:54pm mauri:

Whats happening?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:54pm spodiodi:

the buck out back seems to like the Hinky Dinky Time cover chain today wfmu.org... ... he kept creeping closer

aloha, Rich

*shakes fist at droupouts* stay in school!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:54pm Fuzzy:

Fidel keeps jamming your signal!
  12:54pm dan:

@Fuzzy
This is more up Putin's alley.
  12:54pm Dean:

Whom did John Cage cover?
  12:55pm mauri:

The greatest across streams beats matching
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:55pm Uncle Michael:

My garbage disposer.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:55pm Fuzzy:

Fidel jamming the signal from BEYOND THE GRAVE!
  12:56pm dan:

Next song is Ronnie Spector "Try Some"
  12:56pm dan:

Dang it.
  12:58pm Robert sharp:

I didn’t even know that this version of give me love existed. You always find the good stuff.
  12:58pm Funky16Corners:

Whaaaaa??!? Teresa Brewer!
  12:59pm dan:

The guitarist here aced Harrison's solo.
  12:59pm mauri:

I dont think they ever loved that much.
Avatar 1:00pm Roberto:

Oh she was on the Muppet Show once. That's where I remember her from.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:01pm dutchtheo:

Hey Unk and the chain gang, Sam Cooke Peace in the valley
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:02pm dutchtheo:

on no it is not an Red Foley original
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:02pm listener Rey:

That was a helluva set UM!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:08pm Uncle Michael:

Theo!
  1:08pm dan:

Phil Harris, a longtime Disney mainstay
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:08pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks, Rey!
  1:10pm Funky16Corners:

I had a little Phil Harris guest spot on yesterday’s show
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:10pm Jeff Golick:

These shows are so intricately put together -- but also dislocating, as we never hear a version of a song as performed by the person we might most associate with it. If that makes sense.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:11pm Cmurtha:

Bashful Rascals is a fun band name
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:11pm Uncle Michael:

What did you play, Larry?

My mission, Jeff! Discombobulation!
  1:11pm Funky16Corners:

Why didn’t Dr Demento ever play this version?
  1:13pm Funky16Corners:

I played Louis Prima from the Jungle Book with scatting by old Phil
  1:13pm dan:

Next will be Janis Joplin doing Me and Bobby McGee.
  1:14pm KWilde:

Hmmm - can't think of any Kristofferson originals. You may have hit a wall UM
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:15pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks, everyone! Drive safely!
  1:15pm KWilde:

I would bet on Roger Miller's version rather than Janis
Avatar 1:15pm the Stork lurks...:

Didn't Kris K. write Me & Bobbie McGee? Not gonna google.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:16pm doctorjazz:

I believe he did, Stork...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:17pm Uncle Michael:

This live version was the actual hit single for Johnny.
Avatar 1:17pm the Stork lurks...:

Yeah! Ring of Fire by some punk band up next?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:17pm Uncle Michael:

Stork! I missed your entrance earlier!
Avatar 1:17pm Mr. Fine Wine:

This concept makes my head hurt. Kudos to the programmer for navigating us through it.
Avatar 1:17pm still b/p:

This is where it'd be fun to have a scene like when Marshall McLuhan shows up in Annie Hall -- have Uncle Michael pull Dr. Demento suddenly into the studio there in the video frame and he says, "You know nothing of my curating work!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:18pm Uncle Michael:

still b/p! That's perfect.

MFW!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:19pm Jeff Golick:

@UM: do you have a definitive source (or sources) for determining the first release of a given song?
  1:19pm Funky16Corners:

I think Demento would play the June Carter version. It’s just that the Dementoids and Dementites continually requested Phil Harris for the Funny Five
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:20pm Uncle Michael:

I do, Jeff. I trust it in good faith.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:21pm doctorjazz:

The man in black can many anything feel like a polka.
  1:21pm dan:

The Bob Dylan covers are endless, I'm going to take a wild guess and predict The Rascals' version of Like A Rolling Stone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:22pm WR:

What is definitive is that UM is threading the needle and making beautiful chain stitches.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:22pm Jeff Golick:

This ("Train of Love") is a real pivot point. You could go ANYWHERE from here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:22pm Uncle Michael:

WR! Thank your for the praise.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:23pm doctorjazz:

Missed this Dylan album (not that I've kept up with his later output)
  1:23pm Funky16Corners:

New Christy Minstrels doing Wigwam???
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:23pm Uncle Michael:

I wonder if anyone would be able to guess which cover was the starting point for the undertaking, this time around.

Not a Dylan album. A Cash tribute.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:24pm Uncle Michael:

Maybe my favorite Dylan cover....on any given day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:24pm Jeff Golick:

Have you played the seed cut yet, @UM?
  1:24pm dan:

Beatles Act Naturally or possibly Buck and Ringo's version.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:25pm Uncle Michael:

That would be telling, Jeff! It rules out half the show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:26pm doctorjazz:

This IS a great way to program covers!
Avatar 1:26pm the Stork lurks...:

I'm supposed to be working on my show, but this concept has me on tenterhooks. btw: what the hell are tenterhooks? Not gonna google.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:26pm Jeff Golick:

Fair enough. Just looking for an angle...
  1:28pm Funky16Corners:

This is a wild arrangement
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:28pm Cmurtha:

OH THIS IS NOT EXPECTED
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:28pm Jeff Golick:

I'm not going to google, either, Stork, which is why I can say with immense authority that "tenterhooks" used to be used by washerwomen when they hung up large sheets or tablecloths to dry, to keep them on the line. If one fell off the line, it hurt if you accidentally stepped on it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:29pm Cmurtha:

Patsy Cline was a TALENT. Shame she Buddy Holly'd
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:29pm Uncle Michael:

The Patsy, Larry? I really like it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:29pm Uncle Michael:

An artist coming up later found Patsy's wreckage. No lie. Big hint. No googling.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:30pm Lizardner Dave 2:

Stork/Jeff: And here I thought the word originated from Depression era pimps who would only let their women sleep indoors if they brought in a certain amount of money, hence, "You can sleep in the tent or hooks".
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:30pm Cmurtha:

Really?? Damn that is some Trivia.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:30pm Uncle Michael:

Dave!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:31pm Jeff Golick:

@Dave 2: oh, wait. You are correct.
Avatar 1:31pm the Stork lurks...:

@Jeff: can I take that to the bank, or are you using the Lucy Van Pelt method approach to academia (i.e.: make it up)?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:32pm Cmurtha:

My Great Grandmother was always looked after well by the prostitutes in hell's kitchen, and I think as a result of that anytime anyone in my family washed up in the sink or had to do something in a sink it was always 'a whores bath', I think that was a common enough expression, but I think her connection to the working women is why it was such an consistent thing in my family. Never forget five year old me processing being told to go take a whores bath.
Avatar 1:32pm Mr. Fine Wine:

Keep my ears outta this
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:33pm Cmurtha:

this came to me because of the tent thing
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:34pm Jeff Golick:

@Stork: definitely using the Rich Hall method (viz., Sniglets).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:34pm WR:

I look up everything on Wikipedia, where i find Jeff is pretty close, it wasn't typical washer woman but during manufacturing of cloth, particularly wool, "The lengths of wet cloth were stretched on the tenter using tenterhooks (hooked nails whose long shank was driven into the wood) all around the perimeter of the frame to which the cloth's edges (selvedges) were fixed, so that as it dried the cloth would retain its shape and size. By the mid-18th century, the phrase on tenterhooks came to mean being in a state of tension, uneasiness, anxiety, or suspense, i.e., figuratively stretched like the cloth on the tenter."
  1:35pm Funky16Corners:

@UM - I liked it too. The sorta Latinization was really cool
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:36pm WR:

And I had thought the phrase was tender hooks. Thank you, Stork, for giving me this opportunity to learn.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:36pm Jeff Golick:

Geez that's weird, @WR. I was just making that up. The subconscious is a wild place.
Avatar 1:37pm Franco Twinkie:

Cmurtha, This is one I heard: A P&P - pussy and pits.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:38pm spodiodi:

PTA here, Franco pu*** ti** and a**
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:39pm Cmurtha:

that's such an odd fact. And now I know.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:39pm spodiodi:

and before that, it was a PR shower, which is racist/nationalist and featured strong cologne/perfume
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:39pm spodiodi:

i was reluctant to mention either until Franco Twinkie stepped right up
  1:40pm bigplanetnoise:

G’Afternoon, UM and Hinky crew!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:41pm Uncle Michael:

Franco!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:41pm Uncle Michael:

Bob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:41pm Uncle Michael:

All I had to do was say "Nashville".
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:41pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Late to the Chain! Hello everybody!
  1:41pm bigplanetnoise:

Boom.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:43pm Lizardner Dave 2:

Tender hooks are what butchers use to cut the tenderloins out of beef primals.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:43pm Uncle Michael:

Kevin!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:45pm Uncle Michael:

Bake Turner; look him up.
  1:50pm Funky16Corners:

Love this Otis. Flipside is an amazing version of You Don’t Miss Your Water
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:50pm Jeff Golick:

A "bake turner" is an early baseball term, for a batter who can be always counted on to end any good rally.
  1:51pm dan:

Next will be Roger Daltrey and Wilko Johnson's version of "Going Back Home".
Avatar 1:52pm Roberto:

Ach der stream ist ferkakte again.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:52pm Rich in Washington:

ah, now I'm hearing the stream hiccups.
Oh well. They're brief, hardly noticeable.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:53pm Uncle Michael:

I restarted the hiccup'd track again. I'm providing an intact file for the archives.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:56pm Uncle Michael:

We're going to hear from an artists a second time today in this set.
Avatar 2:00pm burke:

Fun to follow these dips into and out of "country music." Nice to see that the boundaries around a genre can be penetrated.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:00pm Uncle Michael:

Quite a lot of those dips today, burke.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:01pm WR:

Choosing Costello doing this Lowe song, great example of not going for the obvious.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:02pm Pedro in Arlington:

Still think you should do a chain show of just Johnny Cash and in-laws.
  2:02pm dan:

Interesting how Johnny Cash and Nick Lowe are 2 songs apart in the chain considering that Johnny was Nick's step-father in law at one time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:03pm Uncle Michael:

you two should collaborate!
  2:05pm dan:

Next song will be Herman's Hermits version of "The End Of The World"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:11pm spodiodi:

did look up Bake -- was surprised to see football pics
  2:12pm dan:

At least I got the song right this time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:13pm Uncle Michael:

yep
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:15pm Cmurtha:

Dion has far more range than I think he does. I didn't think it was him till I looked
  2:16pm johnk77:

proud to be commenting
from the bronx
about boogie-down
homeboy mr. dimucci
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:17pm Uncle Michael:

john!
  2:17pm johnk77:

i had to look also;>
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:17pm Jeff Golick:

I really like Mott the Hoople.
  2:17pm mauri:

Somehow i hear hurley
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:19pm Uncle Michael:

another cover of a song the singer wrote
Avatar 2:22pm northguineahills:

I think I'll go pick up some Dominican food por almuerzo....
  2:24pm dan:

Who covered "To Sir With Love"?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:24pm Uncle Michael:

ngh! enjoy!
Avatar 2:24pm northguineahills:

(in my experience, you can find better food in lower income neighborhoods, no matter the demographic. (see bbq).
Avatar 2:25pm northguineahills:

or, any "peasant food" (see paella).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:25pm Uncle Michael:

agreed
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:26pm Sweet Corn Lizzie:

I've been listening but not commenting - hi everybody! - but have to say I love Lulu.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:27pm Uncle Michael:

Lizzie!
  2:27pm mauri:

Im on a bus but i feel like im flying
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:27pm doctorjazz:

This Lulu cover rocks!
  2:29pm dan:

Lulu did Here Comes The Night? Now that I did not know.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:29pm Cmurtha:

I like this one because you went from Bowie who COVERS THIS, to Lulu to another cover. very slick
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:29pm doctorjazz:

Never realized this Them (hard to day) was a cover.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:29pm 23 Wolves:

Man, I love Them and this might be one of their best songs....I don't know if its better than the faster take or not though! Great both ways.
  2:29pm mauri:

Van the man like stan
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:30pm Uncle Michael:

23W!

Bert Berns wrote it and produced the Lulu version...before Them got to it.
  2:30pm dan:

Van Morrison channeling his inner Mick Jagger.
  2:31pm johnk77:

berns from boogie-down bronx
  2:31pm dan:

Next is Jimi Hendrix's version of Wild Thing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:31pm 23 Wolves:

I mean like, one of their best recordings. Or favorite of mine. I like this leapfroggin' show though!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:32pm Rich in Washington:

I've had the MC5 version of this on a taped-off-the-radio cassette since the mid 80s but only recently learned it was by MC5 fairly recently, thanks to a WFMU program.
Avatar 2:34pm StringOFperils:

>my guess for next> Husker Du. Love Is All Around
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:34pm Doug Schulkind:

Back from a work thing. Happy to be among the Hinky faithful!
Avatar 2:34pm northguineahills:

ok, never heard this Troggs. Wierd....
  2:35pm johnk77:

joel selvin's book
on bert berns
quite interesting
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:35pm WR:

Bit of a curve since Them version is what we all know and released just a few months after Lulu had the song in the UK charts but great songs so not complaining. And I don't about chart status, but the Troggs version of "I can only..." is what I know best, but that may just be me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:40pm Doug Schulkind:

Time to step up to the plate and knock a pledge home run for our beloved Uncle Michael. Make a quick donation to WFMU in the name of Hinky Dinky TIme and show your appreciation for this great radio show!

Pledge in honor of Uncle Michael here: pledge.wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:40pm Rich in Washington:

This is wonderful!
  2:41pm dan:

British Invasion meets Seattle Grunge.
  2:41pm mauri:

Bada babaa baa
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:41pm Uncle Michael:

New Jersey grunge.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:42pm doctorjazz:

I first heard The End of the World as done by Herman's Hermits.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:46pm doctorjazz:

Stream alert!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:47pm Uncle Michael:

hic'
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:47pm Jeff Golick:

Uncanny to hear surf music cut into Nada Surf.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:47pm Uncle Michael:

It's my internet connection. Nobody else is to blame.
Avatar 2:48pm Really Lisa:

rough yet nada surf
  2:49pm johnk77:

watch out for
hidden undertow on
interthingie
Avatar 2:49pm northguineahills:

Wasn't into Nada Surf the first time around. In the last year, I have new appreciation for them.
Avatar 2:50pm Really Lisa:

In the land of guiltless pleasures, I freely admit I really like Nada Surf.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:50pm Uncle Michael:

But do you like America covering Nada Surf, Lisa?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:51pm doctorjazz:

This America sounds like Fountains of Wayne to me.
  2:52pm johnk77:

thank u
content arranger
@um
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:52pm doctorjazz:

Still Haven't heard much Nada Surf. On the list, I guess.
Avatar 2:53pm Really Lisa:

Well, UM, while I'm being an open book, not clicky star worthy pour moi.
  2:53pm prudy:

love this duo!
  2:54pm dan:

@doctorjazz
That's because Adam Schlesinger produced the record.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:54pm Uncle Michael:

From Michael Shelley's 2017 marathon premium!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:54pm doctorjazz:

This Sister Golden Hair is terrific!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:54pm Uncle Michael:

prudy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:54pm Cmurtha:

Thanks for the show UM!
  2:55pm dan:

@doctorjazz
That's because Adam Schlesinger produced the album
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:55pm doctorjazz:

Low synthesizer notes?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:55pm Cmurtha:

I love this Moog Cook book esque part of the cover more so than the singing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:55pm Jeff Golick:

Such a good song.
  2:56pm phat:

Been a Wreckless Eric sort of week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:56pm Uncle Michael:

We wrap it with the Monkees.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:57pm spodiodi:

thanks, Uncle Michael! nice show today! brain confused, but ears happy
cheerio, all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:57pm Uncle Michael:

phat!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:57pm Lizardner Dave 2:

Fun show, thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:57pm Jeff Golick:

THANK YOU!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:57pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks everyone...support WFMU!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:57pm Rich in Washington:

Good gawd! I had no idea the Monkees covered this!
  2:57pm phat:

Jesus, he doesn't get enough credit, does he?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:57pm Rich in Washington:

Super fun show today, UM!
  2:57pm KWilde:

Never would have guessed this one
Avatar 2:57pm burke:

Pretty great finale for being randomly chosen! Cheers, UM.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:58pm doctorjazz:

Great show, UM!
  2:58pm Funky16Corners:

Great stuff UM!
  2:58pm dan:

We've come full circle. Great Covers Chain UM.
  2:58pm phat:

Hi!
Avatar 2:59pm northguineahills:

happies and thanks. UM!
Avatar 3:00pm still b/p:

When is the full illustrated wall chart (scroll?) of the linkages and sequence of the show going to be printed and distributed?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:00pm Doug Schulkind:

You unchained your love, Uncle Michael.
Avatar 3:00pm Brian in UK:

Good work, Uncle.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm doctorjazz:

Didn't know the America was produced by Schlesinger, but that sound was just there...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm WR:

Excellent program Uncle Michael! Thank you!
  3:02pm phat:

Wait!? Nada Surf were on Saddle Creek? Weird. I thought they named it after the bar. Ill have to ask AJ.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm doctorjazz:

Thanks, Dan, hadn't been closely following the comments.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:03pm doctorjazz:

Bye!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:05pm Uncle Michael:

Bye my friends. Thank you all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:06pm WR:

Did I miss the reveal of the key song or pair of songs that the chain was spun from?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:09pm Uncle Michael:

The Otis Clay track was the seed. Spoon was on Saddle Creek. The label might have been named for the Saddle Creek Bar & Grill, the bar was named for the street it was on.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:50pm WR:

Thank you for the reply but I can't put together Otis Clay and Spoon. Maybe 3rd listen will help. Again, a great show.
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