Options Sophisticated Boom Boom with Sheila B.: Playlist from November 27, 2020 Options

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Female-fronted pop from the past, present, and future; from all over the globe. And the occasional man.

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Fri. Jul 9th, 3pm - 6pm: Abigail Haness of 60s girl group, the Pussycats and 70s rock band, Jo Mama (More info...)

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Images New Approx. start time
Lisa Ono  Ay Cosita Linda   Options Romance Latino Selection  Toshiba EMI  2005  From Japan      0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
The Satisfactions  Bring It All Down   Options   Imperial  1966        0:03:45 (Pop‑up)
Nina Simone  My Baby Just Cares For Me   Options Little Girl Blue  BMG  2013  From 1958 
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The Chordettes  Eddie My Love   Options The Chordettes’ Best  Cadence Records  2010  From 1956      0:10:03 (Pop‑up)
Nara Leão  Maria Moita   Options Nara  Lilith Records  2013  From Brazil, 1964 
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Babeheaven  Jalisco   Options Home For Now  Self-released  2020   
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The Smiths  A Rush And A Push And the Land Is Ours   Options Strangeways, Here We Come  Sire  1987  Today’s occasional men!      0:19:00 (Pop‑up)
Sandie Shaw  Reviewing the Situation   Options Reviewing the Situation  UMG  2020  From 1969 / A most appropriate pairing! 
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Josie Cotton  Jimmy Loves Maryann   Options Girls Go Power Pop!  Ace Records  2020  From 1984 
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Dolly Mixture  Miss Candy Twist   Options The Demonstration Tapes  Self-released  1980        0:35:16 (Pop‑up)
Cariño  :(     Helsinki Pro  2019  From Spain 
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Les Princesses  Oh! Dis-Moi   Options   Ely  1967   
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CHAI  Plastic Love   Options   Sub Pop  2020   
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The Marvelettes  That’s the Way I See Him   Options A Cellarful of Motown Volume 4  Motown  2010  Originally from 1964      0:46:56 (Pop‑up)
Mildred Bailey & Red Norvo  A Cigarette and a Silhouette   Options Rockin’ Chair  Wnts  2008  From 1938      0:49:38 (Pop‑up)
My Little Lover  Topics   Options Topics  Toy’s Factory  2011  From Japan 
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Sei Siren & Nigel  Television   Options Initial Confusion  Burgerpop Records  2020  From South Africa 
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Laura Veirs  I Sing to the Tall Man   Options My Echo  Raven Marching Band  2020   
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Susumu Yokata & Kahimi Karie  Don’t Go To Sleep   Options Wonder Waltz  Lo Recordings  2006  From Japan      1:10:11 (Pop‑up)
Sylvia  Not on the Outside   Options Pillow Talk  Vibration  1973   
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Girl Ray  Keep It Tight   Options Girl  Moshi Moshi Records  2019   
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Shay Lia  Irrational   Options Solaris  AWAL  2020  From Djibouti + Canada / Spot the sample? 
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Susana Baca  De Los Amores   Options Eco De Sombras  Luaka Bop  2000  From Peru 
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Monte featuring Bomba Estéreo & Nidia Gongora  Sonic Forest (Déjame Respirar)   Options Sonic Forest  Monte  2020  From Colombia    *   1:33:10 (Pop‑up)
 
Kacey Johansing  I Try   Options No Better Time  Night Bloom Records  2020  MY SINGLE OF THE WEEK! 
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Danuta Rinn  Nie Mam O To Zalu   Options Polska Nostalgia 65+ Audycja 6  Polish Radio  2015  From Poland, 1975 / This sleeve! 
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Lesley Duncan  I Go To Sleep   Options   Mercury  1966        1:46:53 (Pop‑up)
Wilson’s Prom  Love Fool   Options Welcome To the Prom  Self-released  2020  From Melbourne, Australia 
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Adrianne Lenker  Ingydar   Options Songs  4AD  2020   
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The Freedom Singers  Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn You Round   Options Sing For Freedom: The Story Of the Civil Rights Movement Through Its Songs  Smithsonian Folkways  1990  From the 1960s 
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Evelyn Freeman  Didn't It Rain   Options Ain't Gonna Hush: The Queens Of Rhythm & Blues  Fantastic Voyage  2015  From 1962      2:00:47 (Pop‑up)
Elia Y Elizabeth  Soy Una Nube (Bosq Remix)   Options   Razor-N-Tape  2020  From Colombia    *   2:03:13 (Pop‑up)
 
Witch Prophet  Musa   Options DNA Activation  Heart Lake Records  2020   
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Kazuko Matsuo  Saikai   Options Greatest Hits  Victor Entertainment  2019  From Japan, 1960      2:17:23 (Pop‑up)
Sea Oleena  Garden   Options Weaving A Basket  Sea Oleena  2020   
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Bettye Swann  Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye   Options The Very Best of Bettye Swann  Ace Records  2016  From 1969 
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The Chiffons  Up On the Bridge   Options   Laurie Records  1968        2:35:01 (Pop‑up)
 
Quarter-Life Crisis (featuring Hand Habits)  Comfortable   Options   Saddle Creek  2020   
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Lata Mangeshkar  Bhola Bhola Ratte Ratte   Options Non Films Ghazal and Geet  Saregama  2017  From India, 1964      2:44:10 (Pop‑up)
Broadcast  Unchanging Window   Options The Noise Made By People  Warp Records  2000   
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Cleo Brown  Who’s the Knockin’ At My Heart?   Options Here Comes Cleo  Hep Records  2005  From 1935      2:50:36 (Pop‑up)
Theola Kilgore  This Is My Prayer   Options The Arock * Serock * Sylvia Soul Story Continued  Ace Records    From 1963      2:52:58 (Pop‑up)


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Listener comments!

  3:00pm Peter in SEA:

Greetings Sheila and Sophisticated Listeners from for once the sunny PNW! Looking forward to the show.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 3:01pm ncjay:

Good Friday afternoon Sheila, and greetings, music lovers!
  3:01pm a polished polish lady:

Hello sophisticados
  3:01pm P-90:

こんにちは.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:02pm Rob Kopp:

Hi Sheila, hello fellow listeners
  3:02pm Rick G:

Thankful for your show, Sheila. Happy Friday to you and everyone, from the base of the Olympics this week :).
  3:02pm Jocelyn:

Happy Friday Everyone!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:03pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Yay, on the social-medialess island! As am I. It's just fine over here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:03pm loveless:

I am thankful for all the goodness delivered on Friday afternoons. Hello all.
  3:03pm Doc Rock:

Good afternoon Shiela B and all listening.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:03pm RomanDogBird:

good afternoon to one and all
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:03pm Rob Kopp:

Hello to you as well, P-90
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:05pm DjLorraine:

The deep breathing may begin.. hi sophistcated listeners
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:06pm listener james from westwood:

Happy Friday, Sheila and all!
  3:06pm michael z:

Hi everyone, Happy Thanksgiving.
  3:06pm Jett:

Me gusta esa bossa nova, bien chevere! Hope you are doing great. All is okay 'round here. I also hope my friend Alvy is better. @djsheilab
Avatar 3:07pm djsheilab:

Hello Friday sophisticates! Thank you all for joining me today. Hope you all had a fine Thanksgiving!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:08pm Mr. Pumpy:

Hello, Sheila and the Boom Booms!
Avatar 3:08pm mmeghan:

i love this song
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:09pm Rob Kopp:

This song was no. 1 in NL in 1987
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:09pm Blues Mandinga:

Ea!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:10pm mariano:

Hey Sheila B, Crew, sophistos.
Avatar 3:10pm djsheilab:

And a warm n' personal welcome to you, Peter in SEA, ncjay, Ken from Hyde Park, Rick G, Rob Kopp, P-90, Jocelyn, a polished polish lady, loveless, Doc Rock, loveless, RomanDogBird, DJLorraine, listener james from westwood, Jett, Mr. Pumpy, Blues Mandinga + mmeghan + michael z!
Avatar 3:12pm djsheilab:

Hey mariano! And thanks to Joe McGasko, my new regular board op!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:13pm Michael 98145:

Boom in the room. Aloha Friday. Reasons to be grateful.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:13pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Yip yip hooray for Joe!
  3:13pm Jett:

So does @djsheilab have an influence on what I listen to? Well according to all my friends, they ask me why are you listening to so many female artists? Seems like you play a lot of them. So I guess @djsheilab 's influence looms large.
  3:14pm Russr44:

Nina's version is thee version. Such joy and soulfulness. But what about The Teen Queens?
Avatar 3:14pm djsheilab:

Jett—Music to my ears! I am SO happy to hear it.
Avatar 3:15pm djsheilab:

Russt44—I played the Teen Queens version recently :)
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:16pm Michael 98145:

Fight the Good fight. Deactivate evil.
Avatar 3:17pm djsheilab:

Michael 98145—Thanks for the support!
  3:17pm Russr44:

Not knockin' the Chordettes...my favorite of theirs is Born To Be With You.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:18pm Michael 98145:

This is my only social medium. yes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:20pm ZeeBee:

Hi Sheila and listener friends! Happy to be here, just got out of my day off morning bath and am making myself pay some medical bills, I am very very thankful that Sophisticated Boom Boom and be here with me making it all less painful. WFMU soothes the soul!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:20pm mariano:

Ohhh, wow. Have not heard "A Rush and a Push" in ages.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:20pm Domenica:

Howdy folks, just dropping in to one of my favorite shows ever - hello fellow PNWer Peter in Sea. I am about an hour south of you.
Avatar 3:21pm djsheilab:

Thanks for checking in Domenica! Hope you had a relaxing bath, ZeeBee!
  3:22pm Jett:

Love the Smiths, nice choice!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:23pm Domenica:

Sandie Shaw after The Smiths is...certainly appropriate!
  3:23pm Jett:

Sandie Shaw also a big favorite. Nice person also.
  3:28pm eric from lake hiawatha:

Atta girl!
  3:29pm Jocelyn:

I think you won Instagram with your Grandmother’s photo.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:29pm DougDeMontréal:

@djsheilab Bravo for the social media decision. I deactivated FB last week and I feel great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:29pm luka:

i've scaled social media back to instagram only on desktop when i need to check messages.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:29pm ZeeBee:

I deleted my social media about two months ago and I have not regretted it once!
  3:29pm wild neil peace all:

Shelia please think about keeping LinkedIn. I used it to get a job in Albuqueque through someone I know.
  3:30pm Jocelyn:

The biggest problem I still have from deleting FB was everyone still refers to it instead of communicating directly. “Message me on fb!”, “Go see the kids holiday pics on FB”. It’s like no one wants to actual communicate.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:32pm DjLorraine:

Sheila's integrity is showing. *whistles approvingly*
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:32pm listener 126464:

Good for you, Sheila B.! We know where to find you.
  3:33pm michael z:

Dear Sheila, I found your show without social media since I never joined that party and promise you that life can be grand and connected without. Think of all the calm and of the many hours you are going to regain as a result.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:33pm radioronan:

Bravo, Sheila!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:33pm ZeeBee:

Sheila, your mailing list is so wonderful and I feel like it is an awesome solution for moving past social media and still keeping in touch and sharing awesome art and culture! Your show and other shows on WFMU make me feel really connected in a way social media never has and never will!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:33pm Michael 98145:

@ZB, was the bakery busy for the "holiday" ?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:33pm Domenica:

Yeah it is so tough to quit, especially with the increased isolation during Covid. I quit Twitter for good, but Instagram is especially hard. Even though Instagram too is especially pernicious, the constant pressure or wanting to seem like your life is this beautiful perfectly curated, exciting time. But yeah I don't think I could quit everything even though I know exactly how bad it is for many reasons.
Avatar 3:34pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Hullo DJ Lady SheilaB & DJ KittyAlvy !
...Has been observed how ironic that interwebz started with user groups & now we're all plugged into Zuckerland for social connection... The problem is its great @ some things & sh*tty & also dishonest about others. The Tech Monopolies need to be AntiTrusted so Competition is possible.
  3:34pm Russr44:

Courage!! Many of us talk about this and don't act. Time to read Farenheit 451 and 1984 and the movies especially the Richard Burton/John Hurt version of 1984.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 3:35pm ncjay:

I didn't know until the other day that this is a cover of a song by the Looking Glass.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:35pm ZeeBee:

@Michael, hey! Yeah we did well! Very grateful for our customers. We extended our hours through our normal monday tuesday weekend and stayed open yesterday as well, made some new ginger snap cookies and got lots of bread out the window. I am really happy to have some days off the catch up with some paper work and enjoy wfmu and draw. thanks for asking.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:35pm Ken From Hyde Park:

You had life and happiness before creating the accounts and you still will after deleting them. All will be well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:36pm Domenica:

DOLLY MIXTURE!!!!
Avatar 3:37pm djsheilab:

michael z—That's exactly what I'm looking forward to...all those FREE hours!
  3:37pm Jett:

I always liked Josie Cotton, lady was so cool and also a very nice person. Thought she did a pretty good cover of The Looking Glass' "Jimmy Loves Mary Ann"
Avatar 3:39pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Cory Doctorow of Electronic Frontier Foundation on how these Tech Monopolies work & what ought to be done :
psychedelicsalon.com...
  3:39pm Steven:

also... killing my tv was one of my best decisions ever...12 years without it...I've read more...learned to cook..better health...more wfmu...
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:40pm Michael 98145:

Nice title

:)
Avatar 3:40pm djsheilab:

Steven—Thank you for sharing. All sounds grand!
  3:40pm Jett:

I stopped using Facebook several years ago, hardly ever go on twitter, the only one I do use is Instagram but it's not essential either. If that's what's in your heart, go for it, and don't look back. ❤️
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:41pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Follow Sheila here: www.deletefacebook.com
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:42pm ZeeBee:

All this delete facebook talk makes me very very happy! We are gonna get past this Mcdonalds level of the internet and use these tools in more interesting and effective ways surely in time!
  3:42pm Cooh John:

Hello djsheilab and sophisticates. Got caught up in work but ready to boom boom now. Greetings from the north, DjLorraine.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:43pm Rob Kopp:

Great version of The Uncle Willie
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:43pm Michael 98145:

we old guys had such hope for the young Internet ...
  3:43pm Jocelyn:

Hi John
  3:43pm Neil in Somerset:

A female fronted version of Show me how to uncle Willie. Amazing.
Avatar 3:44pm djsheilab:

Rob Kopp + Neil in Somerset—I've never heard the original!
  3:45pm Jocelyn:

Me too! I’d love a world without Facebook. I liked Instagram before it became what it is now, everyone’s striving for perfection and maintaining careers to “influence”
  3:45pm Jocelyn:

I’ve lost some friends due to my reluctance to fully participate in all the social media stuff, only communicate there. I prefer email, talking, human contact.
  3:47pm Neil in Somerset:

Sheila. Check Mr Fine Wines Hipshakers vol 1 on Munster records. It's on there by Little Emmet Sutton. I think that's the original. Loads of cover versions out there too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:47pm Micheal:

Thank you, Sheila B. Every week I learn of new and old bands on your show. Listening is an experience well beyond social media. Keep grooving.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:47pm Rob Kopp:

Which one is that? Daylighters (1964), Zoot Money (1964)
  3:48pm Cooh John:

H'llo Jocelyn (and then does a double take).
Avatar 3:49pm djsheilab:

Thanks Michael!
Avatar 3:49pm djsheilab:

Hey Cooh John!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:50pm Rob Kopp:

@Neil in Sommerset: Yeah, that one is from 1963, so you're probably right.
  3:50pm Neil in Somerset:

@Robb. Little Emmet Sutton was 1963 on King records.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:50pm Rob Kopp:

our messages crossed :-)
  3:50pm Neil in Somerset:

Lol
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:52pm mariano:

I've managed to live thus far with no FB or Twitter, and I don't feel like I've missed anything. I keep an IG page for work purposes, but it's been ages since I've updated it.
  3:54pm Jocelyn:

I have ig but I’m bad about posting
  3:54pm michael z:

The thirties were such a great decade for American culture. We have been on a pre-code film odyssey recently.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:56pm Rob Kopp:

Sheila, is it next week episode 250 of SBB or did I count wrong again?
Avatar 3:57pm djsheilab:

Rob Kopp—This is episode #250!
  3:57pm olivier:

my little lover... the perfect melancholic voice...
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:57pm Rob Kopp:

What? And nobody said congratulations?
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:58pm Rob Kopp:

I didn't count the one you swapped a few weeks ago
  3:58pm JoeG:

@mariano - I'll raise you the fact that I have yet to upgrade to a "smart" phone...the old flip still serves me well. I can call and text, but have no need for social media, snapchat, tik tok, et. al., and just simply avoid all of those trappings that seem to go hand in hand w/newer phones. I would say that the internet on my mobile device would come in handy at times, but as you said, I don't feel as though I'm missing anything of real weight.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:58pm Michael 98145:

Holey Moley, congratulations!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:59pm Stillwell Coney Islander:

Felicidades Sheilab! Good for you ! I would leave Facebook but for now it's necessary to keep in touch with my grandchildren.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:59pm Michael 98145:

@JoeG, same here
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:00pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Oh, if only there were someplace on Social Media where we could be made aware of important show milestones such as this! Congratulations! ㊗️
  4:01pm Carmichael:

Heya Sheila and boomers. Safe at home, wrangling leaves.
  4:05pm JoeG:

Good for you, Sheila (and others here). Walking about in public places such as restaurants w/people always looking down at their screens is something of an epidemic, and it is getting worse - particularly in public schools, unabashedly among teachers and students alike.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:05pm fred:

I'll never leave Facebook. I'd have to create an account first, and that looks like more trouble than it's worth
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 4:06pm Monica:

Hey there, Sheila. Admire your courage and reasoning to depart social media. Am conflicted about it for many of the same reasons but am not there yet. Still find it professionally useful and personally rewarding (for viewing and posting photos). But totally hear ya. Perhaps there's a way to keep the best and ditch the rest?
  4:06pm Jett:

ty @Joe McG for bringing me my absolute favorite deejay. You da man!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:07pm ZeeBee:

im turntable shopping right now. :)
Avatar 4:08pm djsheilab:

The lyrics on this Laura Veirs record are just lovely!
Avatar 4:09pm djsheilab:

“I sing to the tall man, who moves the faders. Candle lit hands make the speakers dance”
Avatar 4:10pm djsheilab:

Monica—I hear you! I am still so conflicted but taking the plunge. Fully acknowledging both the excitement and regret.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:11pm fred:

I tried to get this Laura Veirs record (I love her music) but it wasn't available in my country
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:11pm Rob Kopp:

@Neil in Sommerset: I wonder if Mom, won't you teach me to monkey (written by Thompson-Johnson) by Little Emmett Sutton on Federal (1963) is the original of The uncle Willie. It's surely an inspirational, as I call it myself. According to www.originals.be the original is Oh mom (teach me how to uncle Willie) (written by Colbert Jr.) by The Daylighters on Tip Top (1964).
Avatar 4:11pm djsheilab:

fred—You can buy it on Bandcamp!
  4:12pm eric from lake hiawatha:

This Laura Viers is just what I needed thank you
Avatar 4:13pm djsheilab:

eric from lake hiawatha—Very glad you enjoyed it :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:15pm fred:

Is bandcamp Friday next week?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:20pm Hugh:

Great great great. That's great too.
  4:20pm The Oscar:

Busy putting together Ikea furniture, but holy cats this Sylvia!
  4:24pm Jett:

Sylvia without Mickey, showing how she calls her lover boy.
  4:25pm Jocelyn:

Sheila, Will you return to blogging regularly?
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 4:28pm Monica:

Wait, so does this social media decision mean you won't be participating in TikTok's Megan Thee Stallion #bodyodychallenge? Are you sure you've thought this thing through, Sheila?
  4:30pm Vanessa:

hi
  4:31pm Jocelyn:

Hi Vanessa!
Avatar 4:32pm djsheilab:

Jocelyn—I don't think so. Moving into different pastures!
Avatar 4:32pm djsheilab:

Hahahahah! Brilliant Monica!
  4:33pm Joe McG:

Perfect music for the descending night, Sheila!
  4:33pm Jocelyn:

Sheila, I love your blogs, mixes!
  4:33pm Russr44:

Susana Baca is so great
Avatar 4:34pm djsheilab:

Thanks Joe McG! Hey Vanessa!
Avatar 4:35pm djsheilab:

Russt44—So great. Thanks Jocelyn!
  4:36pm Vanessa:

wish i could leave social right now, but i live alone and have no other contact with people ... also looking for a roommate asap
  4:37pm Vanessa:

hi jocelyn
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:38pm Deborah:

Hello WFMUniverse!

This social media discussion is so relevant since I am at the point of deactivating my Facebook account Sick of the intrusion and the feeling that someone is always looking. Will keep Twitter; don't really use Instagram.
Avatar 4:39pm northguineahills:

actually have decent interwebs!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:40pm mariano:

JoeG (@3:58) - That raise is a bit rich for my blood as I do have a smartphone ;)
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:41pm Michael 98145:

i do remember being excited when new 45s came out
  4:41pm Jocelyn:

Hi NGH! How is everything?
Avatar 4:43pm djsheilab:

Hey Deborah! Deactivate! Deactivate! We support you!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:45pm diciassette:

Ah!, this hits the spot.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:47pm mariano:

"Turn off, tune out, drop in"?
  4:48pm Russr44:

Danuta Rinn very fresh
Avatar 4:48pm northguineahills:

@Jocelyn: still waiting on hearing about interview results. Learned not keep cauliflower in a hot car (still airing it out),
  4:48pm a polished polish lady:

Nie mam o to zalu - mam chiasteczka
  4:49pm Vanessa:

what do isolated single people do in this day and age?
  4:49pm JoeG:

@mariano - Ha! I don't blame you; I may have to upgrade due simply to the 5G network, which I think is rendering my Star Trek device completely obsolete. Still, as far as the other stuff, it's like smoking - if you don't start, you don't have to quit later.
  4:50pm Russr44:

Mariano, Tim Leary spinning in his grave!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:50pm Michael 98145:

goodness, Sheila -- you have an -amazing- collection ...
  4:50pm Vanessa:

no social media means nobody
  4:50pm Jett:

Love Lesley Duncan, she's great. I assume that you know this one is a Kinks cover
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:50pm DjLorraine:

Pretenders
  4:50pm Neil in Somerset:

@dlsheila b. You return the favour. I thought the Pretenders did the original of this!
  4:50pm Doc Rock:

Ray Davies YES!!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:50pm Michael 98145:

@JoeG, you can still find 4G flip devices
Avatar 4:52pm djsheilab:

Vanessa—I'm sad to hear that. And I'm glad you're here with us every week!
  4:56pm Jocelyn:

Ngh, crossing my fingers for you! Sorry about the auto odors!
  4:56pm scobot:

This Lenker track is sublime.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:57pm mariano:

Russr44: Haha!
  4:59pm JoeG:

Thanks, Michael 98145, I'll look into that as I need to replace the old one.
Avatar 5:00pm northguineahills:

merci Jocelyn!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:03pm Stillwell Coney Islander:

We sang this song at demonstrations during the civil rights movement. Those tambourines!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:03pm Mister Dobalina:

Sister Rosetta's live version on a train station platform is WILD!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:03pm Mister Dobalina:

Big time goose bumps when I hear it!!!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:04pm Michael 98145:

Whoo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:07pm mariano:

Yeah, fingers crossed for you, ngh. Will leave an offering at the next shrine I pass by :)
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:13pm Michael 98145:

we appreciate -you- 😊
  5:13pm a polished polish lady:

How is Alvy doing? Sounds like the medicine did the trick?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:15pm listener 126464:

everybody wins
  5:15pm a polished polish lady:

I am honored —ฅ/ᐠ. ̫ .ᐟ\ฅ —
  5:15pm Joe McG:

Very happy to be here with you, Sheila B.!
Avatar 5:16pm djsheilab:

You're the best, Joe McG!
Avatar 5:16pm djsheilab:

Thanks Michael 98145 :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:17pm Mister Dobalina:

I remember when I deleted my MySpace page, never looked back or forward since then. Do lament deleting my GeoCities site though.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 5:17pm puppyfarts:

its 11:16pm here in utrecht, nl and i have had a busy week. enjoying the best friday evening activity: listening to boom boom and knitting my friend a hat
  Swag For Life Member 5:17pm 12539:

"Thank God for Joe McGasko," as they say.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:18pm Deborah:

Just deactivated Facebook! Feeling more positive already.
Avatar 5:19pm djsheilab:

Deborah—YAY!
Avatar 5:19pm djsheilab:

Thanks for sharing Mister Dobalina! I completely forgot about the hold that MySpace had on everyone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:20pm Deborah:

@djsheilab: You were an influence as was a friend of mine who said he felt cathartic after deactivating. He crawled back, however. Did you deactivate or delete?
Avatar 5:21pm djsheilab:

Deborah—I am beginning with deactivating, as I don't think quitting cold turkey will be helpful for me right now. Baby steps.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:23pm Michael 98145:

( that was transcendental thru headphones )
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:24pm Deborah:

@djsheilab: Me too. I tried to delete but cold turkey didn't work. Eventually, I will.
  S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 5:24pm Listener 128429:

Sheila, the fact that some listeners don't realize you are playing music by women means that you are playing music at such a high level that people aren't processing it on the level of gender.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:25pm Otis Fodder:

Hi Sheila and SophistiCats of the Meow Boom Meow Meows.

Just got back on Facebook after deleting my profile and already having second thoughts. Desktop only, no phone app. Saw your post in the newsletter today Sheila, rock on!

+ ordered "Make More Noise: Women In Independent Music Uk 1977-1987" this afternoon. Becoming addicted to Cherry Red/Grapefruit comps.
  5:25pm Jett:

Hello @DjLorraine Hope you are well.
Avatar 5:25pm Jeff Moore:

I'm still mostly enjoying Instagram – because of the way people can easily discover and follow people they've never met in real life, I've found the other people who enjoy obsessively taking photos of wristwatches, and they've found me.

I can certainly see the downside of that same kind of self-sorting if the field of endeavor were, say, rabid racism and fomenting of hate instead of a being a wristwatch or fancy rat or bunny rabbit fancier.
Avatar 5:28pm djsheilab:

Listener 128429—I like that VERY much!
Avatar 5:29pm djsheilab:

Jeff Moore—Absolutely. There are some truly wonderful things about Instagram that I'm going to miss. Especially Elizabeth Gilbert's profile. It was working for me for a long time but I just don't fancy it anymore.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:29pm Michael 98145:

and this is like a mermaid singing to herself
  5:30pm Leigh Loranger:

Dear Sheila,
I am sitting on a screened-in porch in Cape May, NJ, listening to your show while watching the rising, shining almost full moon that is rising. Clouds are slowly drifting over the moon. The air is crisp. I am sipping some Scotch Whiskey (The Dimple Pinch) that my father brought home from Edinburgh, Scotland maybe 25 years ago? Your music is the soundtrack to an eerily dream-like state I am now experiencing.....much gratitude to YOU! xoxleigh
Avatar 5:31pm djsheilab:

Otis Fodder—Make More Noise is a GEM! I did hear that the best way to start moving off social media is to delete the phone apps, so nice work!
Avatar 5:32pm djsheilab:

Dear Leigh! What a lovely message. It's so nice to hear the details of how you're listening. Thanks for sharing! I'm just about ready for my drink. Xoxox
  5:33pm Leigh Loranger:

CHEERS!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:34pm Stevel:

Leigh: Lovely scene you find yourself in.

I'm putzing around in the basement, trying to organize things a bit, as I sort out some emotions. Also the perfect soundtrack.

Cheers all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:36pm listener 126464:

Cheers!
  5:36pm Leigh Loranger:

Stevel,
not sure where you are, but if you can take a moment to go outside and look up for the moon....and take a deep breath in!
  5:37pm Vanessa:

later-era chiffons <3
  5:37pm Jett:

Bettye Swann's version is better than the Don Cherry original, but I'm still very partial to the Casinos version which was a hit.
Avatar 5:37pm UncleMarty:

SB - Thanks for bringing the peace ..
  5:38pm Vanessa:

@sheila, heard of "peas porridge" by the patti cakes
  5:38pm squidbeak:

I cant leave comments via my iPad, what a cracking show, thanks so much!
  5:38pm Vanessa:

?
  5:39pm Russr44:

Love the Bettye Swann version. Never heard it before. Only knew the beautiful Johnny Nash record
  5:40pm Russr44:

Negroni!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:40pm Stevel:

I will most certainly look at the moon. Thank you!
  5:41pm Jett:

Cuba Libre is my drink of choice.
  5:41pm fredr:

Just poured a gin martini in your honor Sheila! Thank you for your work on Friday afternoons.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:41pm adampsyche:

the wfmu comments board is the best social media
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:42pm Otis Fodder:

Exactly that.... Woof Moo chatboards best social media!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:42pm mariano:

Russr44: If this show were a drink, I can totally see it being a Negroni or some other sophisticated Italian aperitif.
  5:43pm chris allen:

Streaming @ work....I'm doing broadcast TV and cant have a cocktail yet.
My cat Sam likes to listen as well...
Avatar 5:43pm djsheilab:

fredr—Thank you friend + cheers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:43pm adampsyche:

i have made an in real life friend in the catskills through this silly message board
Avatar 5:44pm djsheilab:

adampsyche—I am heartened to hear it!
  5:45pm Jett:

Might be time for you to play for yourself Tyrone Davis' hit "Can I Change My Mind" which recently is being revived at my house. Playing it often. @djsheilab I still think you're making a great decision.
Avatar 5:45pm Jeff Moore:

@djsheilab: I'm actually unsurprised that listeners can go a long while before realizing that you've been nearly always playing female artists – great music is just great music, and the most obvious fingerprint on your shows is your aesthetic sense rather than the gender of the musicians.

I did note that the last time I did a show playing only female-fronted or women-only bands (not making a Big Announcement about it at the time, because that seemed lame – how many shows have happened to feature only men, there's never an announcement then) – absolutely nobody noticed. They just enjoyed the music.

www.wfmu.org...

There was also a sort of narrative thread running through the show. Nobody noticed that, either. That's fine, too; it helped me as I was stringing things together, and thus served its purpose. What's important is if listeners enjoy the ride. And as always, I'm enjoying the ride of your show today! Thanks for carrying us from the daylight into this disturbingly early evening dark lit from within with song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:45pm Deborah:

@Otis Fodder: Agree.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:46pm Niall:

@djsheilab My puppy and I applaud your decision to get out of the social media-exploitation hellscape. Hamish gives this two paws up!
  5:47pm John:

Listening while drinking a Triple menace
By the fire 😀
John and Ellen
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:48pm Michael 98145:

Lata !!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:49pm Niall:

Ahhhhhh, Broadcast.
  5:49pm Russt44:

Jett
The Johnny Nash record was the hit as far as I remember and is my favorite one. Didnt reaize it was a John D. Laudermilk song and arrangement by Milton deLugg
  5:50pm listener monica:

I recognize this voice from the soundtrack of Lodge 49.
  5:51pm Andres:

Evening Sheila and all! Lovely show today, thank you!!! Goodbye to the socials but happy to have you on the air and in the chat.
  5:51pm JoeG:

I instantly recognized the instrumentation and back-beat when I heard this just now, from another of their songs, "Come On, Let's Go", a recent favorite of mine that I heard for the first time this past summer. Very nice.
  5:51pm squidbeak:

Lovely Broadcast
  5:52pm Frank Zaatar:

I'm making a post-Thanksgiving Stone Fence--rye and hard cider. It's one of the oldest American cocktails in history. Cheers to all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:53pm mariano:

Thank you Sheila B, always love the extra dash of sophistication you add to Friday afternoons. Thank you Crew, and take care everyone.
  5:53pm Anthony S.:

Oooo Broadcast! I forgot I love them! Also, drinking Rosemary Old Fashioneds. And gonna miss the groovy dresses on IG.
  5:54pm michael z:

Music from the thirties sounds so joyful and personal.
  5:55pm Vanessa:

theola!
  5:55pm Vanessa:

godspeed sheila ...
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 5:56pm Monica:

thx for the loveliest of shows, sheila! agree with michael z about the thirties. a dark era that begat optimistic tunes:)
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 5:57pm ncjay:

another stellar show in the books! thanks Sheila, today and every Friday.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 5:57pm Monica:

and LOVE cleo brown:)
  5:57pm Jett:

@djsheilab Thanks for another precious gift from you. Really enjoyed it. Stay well. I'm going to impart some advice that I use in my life. Never look back, always go forward.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:57pm Michael 98145:

Thank you again!!
Avatar 5:57pm james from witches' corner:

We drinking homebrews, Cali common style. Moving on to a digestive, maybe some absinthe?
  5:57pm michael z:

Thank you Sheila - Stay safe everyone.
  5:58pm a polished polish lady:

Thank you DJSB!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:58pm thriftstoreleather:

Thanks Sheila!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:58pm listener 126464:

Thanks Sheila B., thanks Joe McG.!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:58pm radioronan:

Thanks Sheila - Thanks Skeleton Crew!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:59pm listener james from westwood:

Many thanks, Sheila!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:59pm thriftstoreleather:

Guinness Extra Stout
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:59pm Niall:

white2tea.com...

Me tonight. Tea-drunk!
Avatar 5:59pm james from witches' corner:

Tanks, sheila! Abandon everything!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:59pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, Sheila. You can look back at 2020 and remember that was the year you ditched social media.
For us in clouded areas, here be the moon! www.fourmilab.ch...
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:59pm brooklynbanzai:

Nice show Sheila B. & Joe M.
  5:59pm P-90:

Thanks to you every Friday is like the Friday after Thanksgiving, DJ Sheila B!
Avatar 6:00pm djsheilab:

Thanks lovely listeners! I appreciate you all. And will look forward to being with you again next week! Xoxoxo
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:00pm Niall:

It’s 11pm here and that felt like an 11pm show.
  6:00pm P-90:

Stashooooooooooooooo!!!
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