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Artist Track Album Year Comments Approx. start time
Hank Levine w/ Timothy Leary  Image, Part One / The Psychedelic Experience   Options   1961 / 1966    0:00:00 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard  Beginner''s Luck   Options Gumboot Soup   2017    0:02:27 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Humblebums (Gerry Rafferty)  Look Over The Hills And Far Away   Options The Humblebums   1969    0:06:48 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Astroturf Noise w/Billy Martin  Blue Comet Bankruptcy   Options Astroturf Noise *   2020    0:10:28 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Songhoy Blues  Assadja   Options Optimisme *   2020    0:15:37 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Threadbare  Mesh Veils   Options Silver Dollar *   2020    0:18:30 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Béla Bartók  Bear Dance from Hungarian Sketches   Options Hungarian Sketches & Other Works   1931 / 1993    0:23:12 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Fleetwood Mac  Sunny Side Of Heaven   Options Bare Trees   1972    0:24:48 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Alison Cottton  Pocket Piano   Options Only Darkness Now *   2020    0:27:55 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
 
Music behind DJ:
"frogs and more frogs" @ Joe Bauer's Ranch" 
        0:29:55 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
King Crimson  Cadence & Cascade   Options In the Wake of Poseidon   1970    0:34:40 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
McDonald And Giles  The Flight Of The Ibis   Options McDonald And Giles   1970    0:39:04 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Rachel Haden`  He's Gone Away   Options Charlie Haden Family & Friends-Rambling Boy   2008    0:42:24 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Jo Stafford  Shenandoah   Options Sings American Folk Songs   1949 / 1962    0:46:52 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Bobby & The Orbits  Felicia   Options   1958    0:50:26 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Fats Domino  Boogie Woogie Baby   Options They Call Me The Fat Man: The Legendary Imperial Recordings   1950 / 1992    0:52:39 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Marvelettes  I Want a Guy   Options The Sound Of The RnB Hits *   1962 / 2020  VAR  0:54:53 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
 
Music behind DJ:
"Hollyridge Strings - Sukiyaki" 
        0:57:43 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Fairport Convention  Poor Will and the Jolly Hangman   Options Full House   1970  CD bonus track: on 1st song line-up of this album, but removed  1:02:55 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Chambers Brothers  Love Me Like The Rain   Options The Time Has Come Today   1967    1:08:24 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Gigi Gryce Quartet w/Thelonious Monk  Gallop's Gallop   Options Thelonious Monk / Herbie Nichols   1955 / 1986  split album  1:11:11 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Clarence Curvan, His Drums & Ochestra  My Favorite Things   Options   1966    1:16:52 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Ginger Johnson & His African Messengers  Allege   Options African Party   1867 / 2001    1:19:53 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Nicky Hopkins  Satisfaction   Options The Revolutionary Piano Of...   1966    1:23:57 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
 
Music behind DJ:
"Hollyridge Strings - Sukiyaki" 
        1:26:53 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Sun Ra Arkestra Uner The Direction Of Marshall Allen  Sunology   Options Swirling *   2020  First studio album in 20 years  1:33:07 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Doris  You Never Come Closer   Options Did You Give The World Some Love Today Baby?   1970 / 1993    1:37:31 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Steely Dan  Brooklyn (Owes The Charmer Under Me)   Options Can't Buy A Thrill   1972    1:41:46 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Louis Philippe & the Night Mail  Fall In A Daydream   Options Thunderclouds *   2020    1:46:01 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Shelleyan Orphan  Something Pulled Me   Options We Have Everything We Need   2008    1:48:41 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
James Brown  Limbo Jimbo   Options Soul Pride (The Instrumentals 1960-1969)   1962 / 1993    1:51:09 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
NRBQ  It's A Wild Weekend [soundcheck version]   Options in frequencies *   1987 / 2020    1:54:16 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
 
Music behind DJ:
"frogs and more frogs" @ Joe Bauer's Ranch" 
        1:57:43 MP3 | Pop‑up)  


(* = new)


Listener comments!

  9:01am 1whoknewcthulhu:

Good morning, Bob and all. It's another glorious Saturday morning for Brainiac's Delight.
  9:02am Andrew in Toronto:

Good morning Bob, and all other Brainiacs.
Avatar 9:03am Bob Brainen:

Hey 1whoknewcthulhu,
Hey Andrew,
Que pasa?
Avatar 9:04am TDK60:

Greetings Bob and awokenz.
  9:04am Joe Merklee:

Morning all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am theia:

Morning
Avatar 9:05am Bob Brainen:

TDK60, Joe M. welcome.
  9:05am Listener Bop Monroe:

greetings from mellowed out Tannersville Mr. BB!
Avatar 9:05am Bob Brainen:

morning theia
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06am Deborah:

Continued Good Morning WFMUniverse!
Avatar 9:07am Bob Brainen:

Hi Listener Bop Monroe,
Hi Deborah
  9:07am Jeff:

Good Morning, Bob + crew!
Hey Doc Rock, are you listening?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08am Megaroni:

Good Morning & Happy Cat-urday Everyone :)!
Avatar 9:09am Bob Brainen:

Morning Jeff & Megaroni. Got a cat right next to me and one playing hard to get.
  9:10am WilliamfromDumont:

Saturday again. Morning Bob and all.
Avatar 9:10am Bob Brainen:

Who else has cats, dogs, frogs...?
  9:10am Cooh John:

Good morning BB and brainiacs.
  9:11am tra:

4 cats and 2 dogs and 4 kids!
Avatar 9:12am Bob Brainen:

Hi WilliamfromDumont, Cooh John.
Wow Ira, full house! Nice.
  9:13am Doc Rock:

Good morning Bob and all listeners.
Howdy Jeff. I hope you guys are doing alright.
Very hard / tough day yesterday.
Avatar 9:14am Lixiviated Life:

Well... let’s see what’s going on over here.
  9:14am Jeff:

Chuchu (pronounced Shoe shoe) is my feline daughter.
Avatar 9:15am Bob Brainen:

Hey Doc Rock, Sorry tra, read that as "ira." You know cause I owe $.
Hey Cooh John,
  9:15am Andrew in Toronto:

I have a great cassette fo frogs doing their vocal thing.
  9:15am WilliamfromDumont:

I'm hangin' with a bunch of rambunctious squirrels.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:16am adamdoesit:

Good morning, Bob and brain-trust.
Avatar 9:18am SmokinJ:

Good morning bb & all! 8-)
  9:19am Doc Rock:

Songhoy Blues cool
Avatar 9:19am Bob Brainen:

Lixiviated Life, hello. hey adamdoesit. Frog cassette? Cool Andrew. Squirrels, birds, love 'em.
They say wildlife are taking up the space humans are leaving. Makes sense. A lot of red foxes.
I don't see them....oh, cuz I'm inside!
SmokinJ, monrin'.
Avatar 9:20am Bob Brainen:

THanks Doc. trying to get into more and more new stuff-new to me, at least.
  9:20am Listener Bop Monroe:

Hanging with GF's cat Sqweek. Missing my good girl Alanna and very good boy Miller back in Bklyn.
  9:21am Frankem:

Finally caught you live - usually listen on archives (I must be up too early!)

Glad that you are back, Bob
Avatar 9:23am Bob Brainen:

Dig ListenerBop, hey Frankem, nah, you're up just right!
Avatar 9:25am TDK60:

..wow, a Bela breakfast.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26am theia:

OH the old FM my fav!
  9:26am phat:

Good morning.
  Swag For Life Member 9:28am mauri:

Hey Bob! :)
  9:28am WilliamfromDumont:

Love this Mac tune.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:28am theia:

RIP Danny Kirwan
Avatar 9:29am Bob Brainen:

G'morning phat
Avatar 9:30am Bob Brainen:

Amen theia. Kirwan was the best.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31am melinda:

Great set!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35am Be Now B:

Good Morning enjoying the music and morning Sunshine, Ty Bob B.
  9:36am Taavi:

So great to have Bob back! And I don't know if it's Bob at home, or the Skeleton Crew, or the atmosphere, or what, but the sound is noticeably fantastic this morning (through my old, restored Scott tube tuner).
Avatar 9:38am Bob Brainen:

Thanks melinda,& Be Now B.
And to you Taavi.
Glad it's sounding good!
  9:40am egould310:

Good morning from Seattle. Best part of my week is waking up listening to Bob Brainen spinning the arcane and the obvious, too.

Thanks for the early King Gizzard shot, BB.
  Swag For Life Member 9:40am mauri:

no fantasy such as this song gives. my favourite.
  9:40am WilliamfromDumont:

Recently heard a King Crimson set from the Fillmore East in '69. They were layin' it down.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:41am Frank In Queens:

Thank you Bob for this amazing Crimson/McDonald And Giles 2fer! The McDonald and Giles takes the crown!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:43am YETI BOB:

Good morning Bob & Brainiacs. This is fun, i like KC but I never heard this McDonald and Giles album
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:43am Frank In Queens:

Flight Of The Ibis is the type of song that could play forever and it still wouldn't be long enough.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:43am Frank In Queens:

Yeti, the M&G album is phenomenal. Make time to hear it. It's worth every second.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:45am YETI BOB:

Thanks Frank, I will.
Avatar 9:46am Bob Brainen:

Hi egould310, I dig the Gizz. Brand new album out yesterday!
Glad you like, mauri.
Hey Frank In Queens, I love them both.
Hey Yeti Bob McD&G album is among my faves.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:47am Yes:

good morning
  Swag For Life Member 9:48am mauri:

such a good song. jo stafford is the best
Avatar 9:48am Bob Brainen:

Hello Yes,
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:49am Frank In Queens:

Bob, yes both a great, but there's just something about the M&G song (and entire album) that's magical.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:49am melinda:

Love this Jo Stafford version
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:49am YETI BOB:

I've dug through a lot of crates and I've never even *seen* McDonald and Giles! I've passed over Giles,Giles,and Fripp a few times though - didn't look very promising by the cover (I know, you can't always judge by the cover! - but you can't buy every record either)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:49am Travisano66:

Welcome Back, Bob! This music is beautiful.
Avatar 9:49am TDK60:

[prog detective taking notes, gathering evidence]
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:50am Blues Mandinga:

Ea!
  9:50am phat:

I need to pull out my Jonathan and Darlene Edwards records.
  9:50am WilliamfromDumont:

Paul Weston
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:50am Travisano66:

One of the benefits of waking up at 6am on a Saturday here on the west coast.
  9:52am phat:

@WilliamfromDumont yep!
  9:53am Jeff:

I was at the Bottom Line years ago, and a British musician (might’ve been Richard Thompson) played Shenandoah expecting the audience to join in (ala Pete Seeger). The audience didn’t have a clue. Even though it’s such a beautiful classic American anthem, the USA is not the UK. We’re just too big and not as “united” as the name implies.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:53am Be Now B:

TDK.. has a program gathering evidence .. I better "watch my mouth" :) hahahaha
Avatar 9:53am Zoot:

Bing was the best whistler.
  9:53am phat:

@WilliamfromDumont I got those records from my parents who liked putting them on a parties without telling people what the were
Avatar 9:55am Bob Brainen:

I love McDonald & Giles. I wish it would have sold and been better known. FMU is the place of second chances!
Travisano66, thanks.
Yeti, GG&F has some good stuff and some not so much.
Blues Mandinga -is that Chris Elliot spinning?
Good point Jeff. Kinda sad.
Avatar 9:55am Zoot:

Saw Fats at 16 in small club.Great musicians all.
  9:56am WilliamfromDumont:

@phat. Weston's Crescent City is a personal fave.
Avatar 9:57am Bob Brainen:

Wow Zoot, wish I was there!
Whats that piece from Wm?
Avatar 9:57am TDK60:

(Just in case missed) Fripp & partner Toyah have been doing silly short videos from home.
Avatar 9:58am Zoot:

Did Fripp work with Eno?
  9:59am phat:

@WilliamfromDumont I'll look for it!
  9:59am WilliamfromDumont:

Bob, it's the title track from a Columbia LP ('56?). The Esplanade At Sunset is the one for me. Gorgeous piece.
  10:03am Dennis Diken:

diggin’! Hey Bob & all! Marvelettes totally rule!!
Avatar 10:05am TDK60:

yeh Zoot - No Pussyfooting album '73? Evening Star album '75?
Avatar 10:05am Bob Brainen:

Yes Zoot.I have to check that out Wm.
Hey Dennis, I'm with you. Gotta get a best of or something.
Avatar 10:06am Ross T.:

"Mcdonald and Giles" and "Flight of the Ibis" in particular was played regularly on Palm Beach County's short lived but much loved "underground" FM station WMUM. It is a tune that typifies the vibe of listening to that exciting different music as a young teenager when the whole world of music was wide open. A vibe I get listening to this program!
  10:07am Crei6hton:

Morning WFMU
Avatar 10:07am Marc Francis:

Was listening to this last Saturday from the Fairport Convention boxset I won from WFMU a few years back. What a song!
  10:11am DaveinPA:

According to Wikipedia: "Test pressings were made following this sequence, but before the album was officially released, Richard Thompson requested that "Poor Will and the Jolly Hangman" be removed, since he was not happy with his guitar solo;[2] this removal was done at such a late stage that the first LP sleeves had already been printed with the song shown on the track listing. A black block had to be printed over the original list with the revised track listing overprinted in gold, but a few sleeves were issued to the public without the overprinting and with the incorrect track listing. All subsequent printings had the corrected track listing despite the fact that the sleeve notes still referred to the missing track."
Avatar 10:11am Bob Brainen:

Ross T, that's wild. Great description of those times. We would chip in on $5 worth of hash, get together in my room and listen to Crimso, 1st ELP and Mcdonald & Giles, etc.
Hey to you Crei6hton & Marc Francis.
Avatar 10:12am DjLorraine:

Gmorning BB, Cooh John and united brains
Avatar 10:14am Bob Brainen:

Thanks DaveinPA, so it was the guitar solo? I wonder if he redid it on the Guitar/Vocal album? Record label must have loved that extra expense.
Hey DjLorraine
  10:14am WFMU listener John:

Morning fellow listeners
Avatar 10:16am Ross T.:

And I'm just finishing Barney Hoskyn's "Small Town Talk" about Woodstock the town. Bob you get a nice little reference in there! Picturing you in that scene with your $5 worth ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:17am Pedro in Arlington:

Bob - Your show and timeslot are the perfect slide into Saturday after a week of week stuff. Don't ever change.
Avatar 10:18am Bob Brainen:

WFMU listener John, howdy.
Ross, not me! A cousin who I never met who changed his last name from "brainin" to "brainen" He gets a few mentions in books and album notes. I woulda been a bit too young.
  10:19am WilliamfromDumont:

mmmm...hash.
Avatar 10:19am Bob Brainen:

Pedro in Arlington, thanks, glad to hear it. "Arlington" like as in the Arlington Diner? That would make it North Arlington, actually. Or Va?
  10:20am WFMU listener John:

@Bib nice tunage
  10:21am WFMU listener John:

I mean bob nice tunage
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:21am Wendy del Formaggio:

Good morning, Bob. I've been enjoying the show while I cook and eat breakfast, as I do every Saturday since you've returned.

Hello to comments-page friends.
  10:23am WFMU listener John:

@wendy hello back
  10:23am DaveinPA:

Strangely, there's also an Arlington Diner in Stroudsburg PA
Avatar 10:24am Ross T.:

Duly noted Bob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:25am Chop Scott:

Sounding great Bob!
  10:25am PT:

Bob, I have a fairly comprehensive Marvelettes comp. Will "drop" later today.
Avatar 10:27am Really Lisa:

Hi Bob and everyone.
Lucky for me your show in the current time slot means great music for my Saturday drives :)
Wendy, hope you’re hanging in there, doing as well as can be.
Safe weekend wishes, all.
  10:29am WilliamfromDumont:

Nicky Hopkins looks like a ghost in the Jefferson Airplane footage from Woodstock.
Avatar 10:31am DjLorraine:

HAha kitty
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:31am theia:

musical cat adds to the ambience =^..^=
  10:35am WFMU listener John:

@Really lisa hello and hanging in there
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:37am Corey:

Morning Bob and listeners! This new Arkestra album is a real gem. Exactly what this moment called for.
Avatar 10:37am Zoot:

Yes indeed.
Avatar 10:37am Bob Brainen:

Thanks WFMU listener John,
Hey Wendy&
Really Lisa!
  10:38am phat:

That sure was the Arkestra!
  10:39am WilliamfromDumont:

New Arkestra. Maybe 2020 isn't so bad.
Avatar 10:42am Bob Brainen:

Hey Corey, agree.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:43am McGroovey:

This show pairs well with bagels and coffee.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:44am steveo:

Hitting the Saturday vibe on the nose. Good morning!
  10:46am phat:

@McGroovey i didn't know what to do with myself on Saturday mornings when Bob was off the air
Avatar 10:48am Bob Brainen:

McGroovey, sounds right. Hey steveo, Aw thanks Phat.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:48am Niall:

@TDK60 - responding to your question in a previous playlist, I'm in Ireland, ad it's been a rather nice day - I feel remiss spending so much of it indoors.
  10:51am Andrew in Toronto:

Thanks again for the awesome show.
  10:51am Jeff:

I saw Sun Ra + Arkestra many times. One notable occasion - Sun Ra meets John Cage - Coney Island in the ‘80s. I lived a couple of subway stops away in Bklyn. When I exited the subway, I see John Cage standing alone on the corner of Surf and Stillwell Aves. He’s got a bemused look on his face, is sorta spinning around and looks like he has no idea where he is. I walk over to him and ask if he’s lost. He nods “yes”, and I say “follow me”. We walk over to the boardwalk, and I lead him in to the storefront where the gig takes place. I find a seat in the sparsely attended event. Who’s sitting behind me? 3/4 of NRBQ - Terry, Joey and Tommy. I told Joey this story years later. He got a kick out of it. I tried telling Terry - he could care less.
Avatar 10:53am Bob Brainen:

Great story Jeff!
Avatar 10:54am Bob Brainen:

BTW, James Brown on drums
  10:54am Andrew in Toronto:

Thanks for the great story Jeff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:55am Niall:

I lived in Louisville a couple years, and I'm surprised that I didn't hear people claim NRBQ there like they did all those nineties post-hardcore, post-rock and Oldham bands. Because they do love claiming their artists there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:56am Niall:

Maybe it's a generational difference, though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:56am Pedro in Arlington:

Hi Bob - Arlington, Virginia. Hometown of Forrest Tucker and Shirley MacLaine.
  10:57am David in ATL from NJ:

I love this version, Bob. So smooth and effortless.

At a sound check no less.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:00am Corey:

@Jeff Awesome story. Thanks for sharing it!
Avatar 11:00am Ross T.:

Thanks Bob! Always great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:00am Frank In Queens:

Great show Bob. Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:00am theia:

thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:00am Corey:

Thanks Bob! Went too fast! Take care all.
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