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session 538 -- Rodd Keith ♥ Rod Gaspar April 16 '15  
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1. Rodd Keith: The Mets Special
2. Rodd Keith: We Built Sandcastles In The Sky

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1. MSR, c,1970; wr. Essie Cooper
2. MSR, c.1970; wr. Richard Keosheyan

grats to J.L./ Roaratorio Records

8.4
session 537 -- like a bagful of Leif Garretts April 7 '15  
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Virgin: Here Comes My Baby W.B., 1978
wr. Cat Stevens; arr. John D'Andrea; pr. Michael Lloyd

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3.6
session 536 -- The Pop Of Greenwich Village April 5 '15  
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hosted at WFMU's Rock & Soul Ichiban
163.1
session 535 -- ugliest doll contest April 1 '15  
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Rita Pavone: Pel Di Carota RCA Italiana, 1963
wr. Migliacci & Morricone
con Luis Enriquez e La Sua Orch.

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3.4
session 534 -- ten-hut! March 30 '15  
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1. The Continentals: Dear Lord
2. The Continentals: Fine, Fine, Frame
3. The Continentals: Picture Of Love
4. The Continentals: Soft And Sweet

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1-2. Whirlin Disc, 1956; wr. Hicks & Robertson
3-4. Whirlin Disc, 1957; wr. Hicks & Robertson

According to doo-wop journalist "Unca Marvy" Goldberg, two members of The Continentals (neither of them leads) later became generals in the U.S. military.

< Gen. Neville "Buddy" Payne
Gen. John "Peanut" Jones >

14.5
session 533 -- folk star's skull-bore advocacy March 28 '15  
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1. Julie Felix: Brain Blood Volume
2. Julie Felix: The Great Brain Robbery

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1. from LP Changes (Fontana (UK)); wr. Felix & Mellen
2. from LP Flowers (Fontana (UK)); wr. Felix & Mellen; arr. & cond. John Cameron

note: co-wr. Joe Mellen was a proponent of voluntary trepanation

4.9
session 532 -- giving patronization a bad name March 22 '15  
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1. Dave Ballard: I've Had It
2. Sonny Marshall: The Saddest Story
3. Gary Byrd: Are You Really Ready For Black Power?
4. Hank Ballard: Blackenized
5. Billy Dee: Soul Heaven
6. John Barfield, with The Truth Ensemble
7. Ray Hildebrand: Mr. Balloon Man
8. Vic Waters & The Entertainers
9. The MSR Singers: The Saddest Story
10. Dick Jenkins: It's About Time

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1. from LP Reflections Of A Square (Prose)
2. Air (song-poem); wr. John H. Kelly
3. Real Thing 100; wr. Gary Byrd; arr. C. O'Farrill; pr. Buddy Scott
4. King, 1969; wr. James Brown
5. Le Cam, c.1968; wr. Billy Dee; exec. pr. Major Bill Smith; courtesy Daddy Bones
6. Shakat, 1974; wr. Stuart Silber; pr. E. Herbert; courtesy RL
7. Metromedia, 1970; wr. R. Hildebrand; arr. Dean Parks; pr. David Anderson
8. Crazy Horse, 1969; wr. Vic Waters; pr. Dan Penn
9. from LP Singin Easy With The MSR Singers (MSR (song-poem)); wr. John Kelly
10. Nasco, 1974; wr. Dick Kent; pr. Shannon Williams; courtesy RL
44.6
session 531 -- the Whatisitt March 11 '15  
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The Velvetones: Hairy Lumpty Bump Verve, 1967
wr. Robinson, Conway & Parrish
arr. Joe Simmons; pr. Simmons & Evans
3.2
session 530 -- "Get Off Of My Cloud" versions March. 9 '15  
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1. Tomcats: Get Off Of My Cload [sic]
2. The Hairy Ones
3. Dave, Stan & Robin
4. Charlie White Eagle
5. The Jalopy Five
6. Sonia: Aqui En Mi Nube
7. The U-Turns
8. Richard Lloyd
9. The Pupils
10. Dee Dee Wop
11. Alexis Korner
12. The Odd Persons: Aqui En Mi Nube

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1. Disco Sorpresa Fundador (Sp.), 1966
2. Barclay (Fr.), 1965; pr. Bobby Graham
3. Startime (Van Nuys CA), 1965
4. Teenbeat Club (Las Vegas NV), 1966; pr. Steve Miller & Keith Austin; "rec. live at the Teenbeat Club in Las Vegas"
5. Hit, 1965
6. Belter (Sp.), 1966; co-wr. Salina
7. demo, 1967; orig. unrel.
8. Ice Water, 1981
9. from LP A Tribute To The Rolling Stones (Wing (UK), 1966); Pupils aka The Eyes
10. Lollipop (Ger.), 1980; pr. Jürgen S. Korduletsch
11. CBS (UK), 1975; pr. George Caldwell ("for Alexis Korner Prod's.)
12. Polydor (Sp. (but apparently German group)), 1965
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session 529 -- the long-awaited prequel March 8 '15  
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Thurston Moore & Phil X. Milstein: Songs We Taught The Lord (vol. 1)

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live at Iron Horse (Northampton MA)
Dec. 3 1996
58.0
session 528 -- The Hairy Ones March 3 '15  
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1. Get Off Of My Cloud
2. Gloria
3. It's My Life
4. Ring Dang Do

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Barclay (Fr.), 1965
pr. Bobby Graham

The Hairy Ones (studio only): Bobby Graham (dr, ldr); Ray Merrill (voc); Jimmy Page (g); John McLaughlin (g); Alan Weighell (bs); Kenny Salmon (org)

14.5
session 527 -- Mission Impossible: vocal versions of instrumental hits Feb. 15 '15  
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hosted at WFMU's Rock & Soul Ichiban
111.1
session 526 -- Soixante Neuf Feb. 14 '15  
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1. The Arondies: 69
2. Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin: 69 Année Érotique
3. The Four: 69
4. Herb Hardesty & Band: 69 Mother's Place
5. Todd Rhodes Orch., voc Connie Allen: Rocket 69
6. Anonymously Yours: 69
7. Johnny Parker's Washboard Band: Number 69
8. The Customs Five: Let's Go In '69
9. The Vaqueros: 69
10. Kind Midas & The Mufflers: Sadim (Beaver Shot 69) [frag.]
11. Alvin Cash: Funky 69
12. Mouse & The Boys: Xcedrin Headache #69
13. The Joy Boys: Highway 69
14. Hannibal: Sputnik 69
15. The Frames: 69
16. The Duke Of Burlington: Soul Clap 69
17. Horses: Class Of '69
18. George Shearing Quintet: Midnight On Cloud 69
19. Stanley Hall, Jr.: Train 69
20. Laurel Aitken: Reggae 69
21. 101 Strings: Barrier X-69

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1. Sherry, 1965; wr. Jim Pavlack
2. Philips (Fr.), 1968; wr. Serge Gainsbourg
3. 1966, orig. unrel.; Sam Phillips Studio acetate; wr. George Parks
4. Federal, 1961; wr. Hardesty & Reichner
5. King, 1952; wr. Glover & Mann
6. Trojan (UK);, 1969 wr. Norman Gimbley [sic] & Eddie Hayward; pr. Bart Sanfilipo
7. 1955; wr. Parker; superv. Denis Preston
8. Task, 1966; wr. S. Carter
9. Studio City, 1966; wr. R. Spolar & J. Grizzard
10. Chrome (Pratt KS), 1967; wr. B. Hapgood; pr. Chrome Prod's.
11. Toddlin' Town, 1969; wr. H. Scott, W. Scott, I. Gates & A. Cash
12. Rubiat (Jacksonville FL), 1968; wr. M. Samples; pr. Samples, Langdale & Rowland; arr. Samples
13. Sunday Telegraph (Austrl.), 1964; wr. R. Skinner
14. Pan World (Hwd. CA), 1961; wr. Wedlaw, Land & A. Aleong; pr. Aki Prod's.
15. Brain Booster (UK), 1979; rec. at Theatre Projects, London
16. Signal (It.), 1969; wr. S. Cropper, D. Dunn, A. Jackson & B.T. Jones
17. White Whale, 1969; wr. & pr. Tim Gilbert & John Carter
18. Discovery (Hwd. CA), c.1950; wr. Leonard Feather
19. U.A., 1965; wr. S. Hall, Jr.; pr. Kelson Herston
20. Nu Beat (UK), 1969; wr. L. Aitken
21. from LP Astro-Sounds From The Year 2000 (Alshire, 1968); wr. D.L. Miller & A. Sherman

also at Probe:
Ham Sandwich

little love licks to EL

69.0
session 525 -- "Dead" cycle (aka "I Don't Care No More") Feb. 8 '15  
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1. Edith Jones with Leon Childs Combo: I Don't Care No More
2. Carolyn Sullivan: Dead
3. Cresa Watson: Dead
4. Cutty Sark: Dusty
5. The Mark II: Dead (Inst.)
6. Phyllis Brown: Dead
7. Berry Street Station, voc Carolyn Sullivan: I Don't Care No More
8. Sons Of Moses: Deviled Egg
9. Cutty Sark, voc Zuma: Dusty
10. Carolyn Sullivan: Dead!
11. Dana Gillespie: Dead
12. Tower Of Power, voc Lydia Pense: Dead
13. Ede Robin: Dead

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1. LeCam; wr. Dillard & Huffman; pr. Major Bill Smith
2. Soft/Philips, 1967; wr. M. Dillard & J. Huffman; arr. Moses Dillard; "A Mark V Prod."
3. Charay, 1969; wr. Joe Huffman & Moses Dillard; pr. Major Bill Smith, Joe Huffman & Lewis Elliott
4. Zuma, 1968; wr. Moses Dillard & Joe Huffman
5. Charay, 1968; wr. Huffman & Dillard; arr. Moses Dillard
6. Soft, 1970; wr. Huffman & Dillard; arr. Marvin Montgomery; pr. Major Bill Smith "for Mark V Prod's."
7. Le Cam, 1970; wr. Huffman & Dillard; pr. Major Bill Smith
8. Bix Int'l; wr. Moses Dillard & Joe Huffman; "A Mark V Prod."
9. Zuma, 1968; wr. Huffman, Dillard & Knopp; pr. Major Bill Smith
10. Soft/Philips, 1967; wr. M. Dillard & J. Huffman; arr. Moses Dillard; "A Mark V Prod."
11. from LP Foolish Seasons (Decca (UK), 1968); wr. Huffman & Dillard; musical dir. Mike Vickers; pr. Wayne Bickerton
12. from anthology LP Lights Out: San Francisco (Blue Thumb, 1972); wr. M. Dillard & J. Hoffman [sic]; pr. Voco
13. orig. unrel.

all basic tracks (excl. tr. 11 & 12) believed to be from Moses Dillard's original

49.6
session 524 -- What's Gayein' On Feb. 7 '15  
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1. Tim Weisberg: What's Going On
2. Grover Washington, Jr.: Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
3. James Last: Inner City Blues
4. Mr. Clean & The Soul Inc.: What's Going On

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1. MCA, 1981; wr. Al Cleveland, Marvin Gaye & Renaldo Benson; pr. John Hug & Tim Weisberg
2. Kudu, 1972; wr. Marvin Gaye; arr. & cond. Bob James; pr. Creed Taylor
3. from LP Voodoo-Party (Polydor (Ger.), 1971); wr. M. Gaye; pr. James Last
4. Radio City (S.D. CA); wr. Marvin Gaye; pr. Chuck Johnson
22.1
session 523 -- sounds like ... Feb. 5 '15  
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hosted at WFMU's Rock & Soul Ichiban
112.5
session 522 -- Steve Clayton Sings Gladys Shelley & Steve Clayton Feb. 2 '15  
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1. Give Love
2. All I Want
3. He Will Call Again
4. Another Broken Heart
5. Her Make-Up Kit
6. The Answer Is
7. Rona
8. Are You Willing To Take A Chance?
9. Loving Without Love
10. Lovin' Eyes
11. My Name Is On Your Heart
12. Love In Your Life
13. The Feminine Heart
14. Clown Town

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Monmouth-Evergreen, 1972
wr. Gladys Shelley,
   except tr. 1, 2, 4, 8, 9 & 11 wr. Gladys Shelley & Steve Clayton
arr. Ray Ellis & John Abbott
pr. Bill Borden

bonus:
CD sleeve (PDF)

also at Probe:
huge cache of further Gladys Shelley compositions

52.0
session 521 -- the bottom of their barrel Jan. 30 '15  
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1. The Archies: Eminee mail-order premium
2. The Archies: The Veronica Walk
3. The Archies: The Betty
4. The Archies: The Jughead
5. The Archies: Beth

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1. 1969
2-4. cartoon soundtracks
5. title sic
8.1
session 520 -- Dates Of Our Lives Jan. 24 '14  
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hosted at WFMU's Rock & Soul Ichiban
177.2
session 519 -- patterific! Jan. 19 '15  
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1. Dave Frishberg: Van Lingle Mungo
2. Dave Van Ronk: Garden State Stomp
1. CTI, 1970; wr. Dave Frishberg; pr. David Rosner & Margo Guryan (for Daramus, Inc.)
2. from LP Going Back To Brooklyn (Reckless, 1985); wr. Dave Van Ronk
4.1
4.8
session 518 -- songs for Guy Jan. 17 '15  
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1. Pat & The Wildcats: Green Tomatoes
2. Pat & The Wildcats: The Giggler
3. Scott Engel with Count Dracula & The Boys: Good For Nothin'
4. Scott Engel with Count Dracula & The Boys: The Livin' End
5. Jerry Lee Lewis: I Can Still Hear The Music In The Restroom
6. Planned Obsolescense: Exit Sticky Icky
7. Planned Obsolescense: Still In Love With You Baby
8. Quinn Golden: Ketchup On My Pants
9. The April Fools: Things Go Better With You
10. The Chocolate Tunnel: Ostrich People
11. The Chocolate Tunnel: The Highly Successful Young Rupert White
12. Randy Fuller: Revelation
13. The Creatures: Letters Of Love
14. The Creatures: Stop Your Sobbin'
15. The Innovation: Your Time's Gonna Come
16. The Motivators: Ode To Loneliness
17. The Sherwoods: Black Out

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1-2. Crusader, 1964; wr. P. Vegas & L. Vegas
3. Orbit, 1958; wr. Randy Sparks
4. Orbit, 1958; wr. Rod McKuen & Hank Mancini
5. Mercury, 1975; wr. Tom T. Hall; pr. Jerry Kennedy
6-7. Jet Set (Santa Barbara CA), 1967; group name sic
8. from CD On Q (Ecko, 2002)
9. MGM, 1988; wr. S. Thompson & W. Thompson; pr. Wayne Carson
10-11. Era, 1967; arr. & pr. Gary Paxton
12. Showtown, 1969; wr. R. Fuller & J. Daniels; pr. Bob Keene
13. Jet Set (Wash. DC), 1965; wr. Christie & Phillips; pr. Alfred Wade & Dimitri Villard
14. Jet Set (Wash. DC), 1965; wr. R. Davis [sic]; pr. Dimitri Villard
15. Amy, 1968; wr. & pr. Ellie Greenwich
16. Coronado (El Paso TX), 1968; wr. Doyle Young; pr. Charlie Russell
17. Exeter (El Paso TX), 1964; wr. K. Smith & B. Taylor
58.5
session 517 -- "Everybody Knows" versions Jan. 13 '15  
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1. The Lost
2. The Bagatelle
3. Willie Alexander & The Boom Boom Band
4. The Lost (demo)

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1. Capitol, 1965 (orig. unrel.); pr. Marv Holtzman
2. from LP 11 P.M. Saturday (ABC, 1968); "A Rasputin Prod."
3. from LP Willie Alexander & The Boom Boom Band (MCA, 1978); pr. Craig Leon
4. 1965, orig. unrel.

wr. Willie Alexander

YouTube bonus::
2013 version (live in Cambridge MA)

14.9
session 516 -- The Boodie Green Dec. 31 '14  
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1. Tiny Bradshaw & The Trio with Orch.: Boodie Green
2. The Treniers: Boodie Green
3. Bobby Marchan: Booty Green
4. Sonny Forrest: Madame Bootie Green
5. Andy Rose: The Bootie Green
6. The Clovers: The Bootie Green
7. The Playboys: Booty Green
8. Roy Hargrove: Blues for Booty Green's

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1. King, 1950; wr. Bradshaw, Bernard, Lawrence & Rogers
2. Epic, 1956; wr. Bradshaw, Bernard, F. Lawrence & S. Rodgers; orch. dir. Gene Gilbeaux
3. Fire, 1960; wr. B. Marchan; pr. Bobby Robinson
4. Red Top, 1960
5. Coral, 1961; wr. Laura Adams & Tony Middleton; orch. dir. Dick Jacobs
6. Atlantic, 1961; wr. Adams & Middleton
8. from LP The Vibe (Novus/BMG, 1992); Jack McDuff, org
33.2
session 515 -- Scalping Party Dec. 26 '14  
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hosted at WFMU's Rock & Soul Ichiban
90.6
session 514 -- Worst Juvenile Delinquent Record Ever Made Dec. 15 '14  
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Mike Minor: Rumble In The Night Dot, 1963
wr. J. Mykietyn & J. Grant
arr. & cond. Milt Rogers
pr. Randy Wood & Donn Trenner
3.2
session 513 -- bird droppings Dec. 7 '14  
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1. Russell & Robert Hofmeister*: Complete Crow Calling Record (pt. 1)
2. George Wright (Wurlitzer Pipe Organ): Quiet Village
3. Dore Alpert: Tell It To The Birds
4. The Gurus: They All Got Carried Away
5. Oscar Quam: Crow Calling Instructions
6. The Mynah Birds: The Mynah Bird Hop
7. Cactus Pryor & His Pricklypears: Cry Of The Dying Duck In A Thunderstorm
8. Russell & Robert Hofmeister*: Complete Crow Calling Record (pt. 2)

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1. Herter's (Waseca MN), 1947; rec. Rex Kastner; *"world's greatest crow callers"
2. Orbit, 1956; wr. Les Baxter; "bird sound is the real thing"
3. Carnival/Dot, 1962; wr. Herb Alpert; pr. Almo Prod's.
4. 1967, orig. unrel.; from LP The Gurus Are Hear! (Sundazed); wr. Gordon & Bonner
6. Columbia (Can.), 1965; wr. B. Kerr
7. Four Star, 1950; wr. Barbara Rongo & Cactus Pryor
8. Herter's (Waseca MN), 1947; rec. Ewald Schacht
29.9
session 512 -- who needs enemies? Dec. 2 '14  
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By His Friend J.D. Sumner: Elvis Has Left The Building QCA (Cinci. OH), 1977
wr. J.D. Sumner
6.9
session 511 -- Lolita, My Love Nov. 30 '14  
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selected songs from failed musical version of Lolita:

1. John Barry: Lolita
2. Shirley Bassey: Going Going Gone
3. Robert Goulet: In The Broken Promise Land Of Fifteen
4. unknown male: Dante, Petrarch And Poe
5. unknown female: How Far Is It To The Next Town?
6. unknown male: Lolita

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1. from LP Play It Again (Themes From Stage, Screen And Television) (Polydor (UK), 1974); arr., cond. & pr. John Barry
2. from LP Never Never Never (U.A. (UK), 1973); arr., cond. & pr. Johnny Harris; character: Quilty
3. Merlin (MGM subsid.), 1971; arr. & cond. Ernie Freeman; pr. Ernie Altschuler; character: Humbert
4. orig. unrel., c.1971; character: Quilty
5. orig. unrel., c.1971; character: Lolita
6. orig. unrel., c.1971; character: Humbert

wr. John Barry & Alan Jay Lerner

more info: 1 2 3

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session 510 -- it happens to the best of us Nov. 18 '14  
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Rex Stewart & His Orch.: B.O. Blues Merc., 1946
voc Wilson Myers
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session 509 -- Mad Jak Otruba LP Nov. 11 '14  
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1. The Break Of Day
2. House Of The Rising Mouse
3. Sick To My Stomach Blues
4. Suck Me
5. Sado-Masochistic Woman
6. Try To Remember*
7. The Boogie Man
8. Termites
9. Diana (wr. Paul Anka)
10. Try To Rev-member
11. Little Queenie (wr. Chuck Berry)
12. Carol (wr. Chuck Berry)
13. Big Fat Car
14. Gonna Slice You Baby

*offensiveness alert

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Red Dynamite (Ger.), 1986
MJO from NYC area

courtesy TA

61.7
session 508 deleted (incorp. into session 518)
session 507 -- Night Of The Vampire Oct. 31 '14  
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hosted at WFMU's Rock & Soul Ichiban
122.9
session 506 -- If You Have Ghosts Oct. 30 '14  
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hosted at WFMU's Rock & Soul Ichiban
117.1
session 505 -- Dogg bless Oct. 14 '14  
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1. Arthur Conley: God Bless
2. Wolfmoon: God Bless
3. Dexter Redding: God Bless

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1. Atco, 1970; pr. Johnny Sandlin; strings arr. Eddie Hinton
2. Fungus, 1973; wr. & arr. Jerry Williams, Jr.
3. Capricorn, 1973; pr. Paul Hornsby

wr. Jerry Williams, Jr.

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session 504 -- Worst Skyjack-Chic Record Ever Made Oct. 9 '14  
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The Village Sound: Hey Jack (Don't Hijack My Plane) Hip, 1969
wr. Cecil O'Daniel & John Scott
pr. Steve Cropper & Sy Rosenberg
courtesy Stills
3.6
session 503 -- how? Oct. 3 '14  
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Dal Williams: What Is An Injun? W.B., 1959
wr. Williams & Stuart
3.5
session 502 -- the audacity of Mope Sept. 29 '14  
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1. The Bosstones: Moptity-Mope
2. The Dovells: Mope-Itty Mope Stomp
3. The Playboys: Mope De Mope
4. Tony Visconti: Mope-Itty Mope Stomp

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1. Boss, 1959; wr. The Bosstones & W. Chatman
2. Parkway, 1962; wr. Bosstones & W. Chatman
3. Legato, 1963; wr. Gene Redd
4. Mercury (UK), 1977; wr. Bosstones & W. Chatman; pr. & eng. Tony Visconti
12.3
session 501 -- Weirdest Record Ever Made (this week's version) Sept. 28 '14  
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Hoyt Axton: Double Double Dare Vee Jay, 1964
wr. H. Axton
courtesy Stills
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