Bob Brainen's playlist November 21, 2020 E-mail Bob Brainen
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Artist Track Album Year Comments Approx. start time Hank Levine w/ Timothy Leary Image, Part One / The Psychedelic Experience 1961 / 1966 0:00:00 MP3 | Pop‑up) King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Beginner''s Luck Gumboot Soup 2017 0:02:27 MP3 | Pop‑up) Humblebums (Gerry Rafferty) Look Over The Hills And Far Away The Humblebums 1969 0:06:48 MP3 | Pop‑up) Astroturf Noise w/Billy Martin Blue Comet Bankruptcy Astroturf Noise * 2020 0:10:28 MP3 | Pop‑up) Songhoy Blues Assadja Optimisme * 2020 0:15:37 MP3 | Pop‑up) Threadbare Mesh Veils Silver Dollar * 2020 0:18:30 MP3 | Pop‑up) Béla Bartók Bear Dance from Hungarian Sketches Hungarian Sketches & Other Works 1931 / 1993 0:23:12 MP3 | Pop‑up) Fleetwood Mac Sunny Side Of Heaven Bare Trees 1972 0:24:48 MP3 | Pop‑up) Alison Cottton Pocket Piano 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 In the Wake of Poseidon 1970 0:34:40 MP3 | Pop‑up) McDonald And Giles The Flight Of The Ibis McDonald And Giles 1970 0:39:04 MP3 | Pop‑up) Rachel Haden` He's Gone Away Charlie Haden Family & Friends-Rambling Boy 2008 0:42:24 MP3 | Pop‑up) Jo Stafford Shenandoah Sings American Folk Songs 1949 / 1962 0:46:52 MP3 | Pop‑up) Bobby & The Orbits Felicia 1958 0:50:26 MP3 | Pop‑up) Fats Domino Boogie Woogie Baby They Call Me The Fat Man: The Legendary Imperial Recordings 1950 / 1992 0:52:39 MP3 | Pop‑up) Marvelettes I Want a Guy 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 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 The Time Has Come Today 1967 1:08:24 MP3 | Pop‑up) Gigi Gryce Quartet w/Thelonious Monk Gallop's Gallop Thelonious Monk / Herbie Nichols 1955 / 1986 split album 1:11:11 MP3 | Pop‑up) Clarence Curvan, His Drums & Ochestra My Favorite Things 1966 1:16:52 MP3 | Pop‑up) Ginger Johnson & His African Messengers Allege African Party 1867 / 2001 1:19:53 MP3 | Pop‑up) Nicky Hopkins Satisfaction 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 Swirling * 2020 First studio album in 20 years 1:33:07 MP3 | Pop‑up) Doris You Never Come Closer 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) Can't Buy A Thrill 1972 1:41:46 MP3 | Pop‑up) Louis Philippe & the Night Mail Fall In A Daydream Thunderclouds * 2020 1:46:01 MP3 | Pop‑up) Shelleyan Orphan Something Pulled Me We Have Everything We Need 2008 1:48:41 MP3 | Pop‑up) James Brown Limbo Jimbo Soul Pride (The Instrumentals 1960-1969) 1962 / 1993 1:51:09 MP3 | Pop‑up) NRBQ It's A Wild Weekend [soundcheck version] 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)
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. 9:03am Bob Brainen:Hey 1whoknewcthulhu,
9:04am TDK60:Greetings Bob and awokenz. 9:04am Joe Merklee:Morning all! 9:05am theia:Morning 9:05am Bob Brainen:TDK60, Joe M. welcome. 9:05am Listener Bop Monroe:greetings from mellowed out Tannersville Mr. BB! 9:05am Bob Brainen:morning theia 9:06am Deborah:Continued Good Morning WFMUniverse! 9:07am Bob Brainen:Hi Listener Bop Monroe,
9:07am Jeff:Good Morning, Bob + crew!
Hey Doc Rock, are you listening?
9:08am Megaroni:Good Morning & Happy Cat-urday Everyone :)! 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. 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! 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.
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. 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. 9:16am adamdoesit:Good morning, Bob and brain-trust. 9:18am SmokinJ:Good morning bb & all! 8-) 9:19am Doc Rock:Songhoy Blues cool 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!
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
9:23am Bob Brainen:Dig ListenerBop, hey Frankem, nah, you're up just right! 9:25am TDK60:..wow, a Bela breakfast. 9:26am theia:OH the old FM my fav! 9:26am phat:Good morning. 9:28am mauri:Hey Bob! :) 9:28am WilliamfromDumont:Love this Mac tune. 9:28am theia:RIP Danny Kirwan 9:29am Bob Brainen:G'morning phat 9:30am Bob Brainen:Amen theia. Kirwan was the best. 9:31am melinda:Great set! 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). 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.
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. 9:41am Frank In Queens:Thank you Bob for this amazing Crimson/McDonald And Giles 2fer! The McDonald and Giles takes the crown! 9:43am YETI BOB:Good morning Bob & Brainiacs. This is fun, i like KC but I never heard this McDonald and Giles album 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. 9:43am Frank In Queens:Yeti, the M&G album is phenomenal. Make time to hear it. It's worth every second. 9:45am YETI BOB:Thanks Frank, I will. 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.
9:47am Yes:good morning 9:48am mauri:such a good song. jo stafford is the best 9:48am Bob Brainen:Hello Yes, 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. 9:49am melinda:Love this Jo Stafford version 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) 9:49am Travisano66:Welcome Back, Bob! This music is beautiful. 9:49am TDK60:[prog detective taking notes, gathering evidence] 9:50am Blues Mandinga:Ea! 9:50am phat:I need to pull out my Jonathan and Darlene Edwards records. 9:50am WilliamfromDumont:Paul Weston 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. 9:53am Be Now B:TDK.. has a program gathering evidence .. I better "watch my mouth" :) hahahaha 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 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!
Yeti, GG&F has some good stuff and some not so much.
Blues Mandinga -is that Chris Elliot spinning?
Good point Jeff. Kinda sad.
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. 9:57am Bob Brainen:Wow Zoot, wish I was there!
Whats that piece from Wm?
9:57am TDK60:(Just in case missed) Fripp & partner Toyah have been doing silly short videos from home. 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!! 10:05am TDK60:yeh Zoot - No Pussyfooting album '73? Evening Star album '75? 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.
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 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; 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." 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.
10:12am DjLorraine:Gmorning BB, Cooh John and united brains 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.
10:14am WFMU listener John:Morning fellow listeners 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 ;) 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. 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. 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 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 10:24am Ross T.:Duly noted Bob! 10:25am Chop Scott:Sounding great Bob! 10:25am PT:Bob, I have a fairly comprehensive Marvelettes comp. Will "drop" later today. 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. 10:31am DjLorraine:HAha kitty 10:31am theia:musical cat adds to the ambience =^..^= 10:35am WFMU listener John:@Really lisa hello and hanging in there 10:37am Corey:Morning Bob and listeners! This new Arkestra album is a real gem. Exactly what this moment called for. 10:37am Zoot:Yes indeed. 10:37am Bob Brainen:Thanks WFMU listener John,
10:38am phat:That sure was the Arkestra! 10:39am WilliamfromDumont:New Arkestra. Maybe 2020 isn't so bad. 10:42am Bob Brainen:Hey Corey, agree. 10:43am McGroovey:This show pairs well with bagels and coffee. 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 10:48am Bob Brainen:McGroovey, sounds right. Hey steveo, Aw thanks Phat. 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. 10:53am Bob Brainen:Great story Jeff! 10:54am Bob Brainen:BTW, James Brown on drums 10:54am Andrew in Toronto:Thanks for the great story Jeff. 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. 10:56am Niall:Maybe it's a generational difference, though. 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.
11:00am Corey:@Jeff Awesome story. Thanks for sharing it! 11:00am Ross T.:Thanks Bob! Always great. 11:00am Frank In Queens:Great show Bob. Thanks! 11:00am theia:thanks! 11:00am Corey:Thanks Bob! Went too fast! Take care all.