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A pennant-winning battery of songland. Ongoing feature: Single File, a half-hour of randomly selected small records with big holes.

A pennant-winning battery of songland. Ongoing feature: Single File, a half-hour of randomly selected small records with big holes.

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East Orange, NJ

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A pennant-winning battery of songland. Ongoing feature: Single File, a half-hour of randomly selected small records with big holes.

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@WFMU

Language:

English

Contact:

WFMU P.O. Box 2011 Jersey City, NJ 07303-2011 201-200-9368


Episodes

Living in Circles from Jun 14, 2021

6/14/2021
DakhaBrakha - "Oi Za Lisochkom" - Na Mezhi ["Oh, Behind the Forest"] JPP - "Lampaan Polska" - Devil's Polska: New Finnish Folk Fiddling ["Sheep Polka"] Mabe Fratti - "Nadie Sabe" - Será Que Ahora Podremos Entendernos ["Nobody Knows"] Laura Cannell and Kate Ellis - "We Took Short Journeys" - May Sounds Steven R. Smith - "Cane Stops" - In the Spires The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc - "Schottishe Kerlou" - Bonfrost Frigg - "Halling" - Frigg [From 2002] The Black Twig Pickers - "Cara's Waltz" -...

Duration:03:08:50

Possible Meatballs from Jun 7, 2021

6/7/2021
Magneto - "Die Turkfunken" - Requiem Pour Santana Molly Lewis - "The Forgotten Edge" - The Forgotten Edge Marinero - "Maritime" - Hella Love Cibo Matto - "Aguas de Março" - Super Relax EP João Donato, Adrian Younge, and Ali Shaheed Muhammad - "Aquarius (Bring Her Back Home to Me) / Desejo de Amor" - Jazz Is Dead 007 Evan Hause - "Sandcastle" - Jade Skinshape - "Azon de Ma Gnin" - Umoja Haircut 100 - "Lemon Firebrigade" - Pelican West Charly Kingson - "Nanga 'Boko" - Africa Airways...

Duration:03:08:48

A Hundred Years of Boom Bam from May 31, 2021

5/31/2021
Set: 1921 The California Ramblers - "The Sheik of Araby" - 78 Mamie Smith and Her Jazz Hounds - "Crazy Blues" - Jazz Odyssey Vol. III: The Sound of Harlem [From 1921] Marion Harris - "I'm a Jazz Vampire" - 78 Eddie Cantor - "Margie" - Ain't We Got Fun? Hits of '21 [From, uh, 1921] The Happiness Boys (Billy Jones & Ernie Hare) - "Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes" - 78 Eubie Blake - "Baltimore Buzz; In Honeysuckle Time" - Sissel & Blake's Shuffle Along [From 1921] Billy Murray -...

Duration:03:08:28

World Full of Grey from May 24, 2021

5/24/2021
Attacca Quartet - "Electric Pow Wow Drum" - Real Life Jim Pepper - "Witchitai-To (Chant) / Witchitai-To (Song)" - Pepper's Pow Wow Marinero - "Through the Fog" - Hella Love El Michels Affair (Feat. Piya Malik) - "Zaharila" - Yeti Season Henri Salvador - "Et des mandolines" - Homme Studio 1970-75 [From 1974; "And Mandolins"] Mathieu Boogaerts - "Annie" - En Anglais Ted Barnes - "Bath Time" - 17 Postcards Tom Jones - "I'm Growing Old" - Surrounded By Time Lady Blackbird - "Blackbird" -...

Duration:03:08:39

Chains of Clover from May 17, 2021

5/17/2021
Genesis - "Follow You Follow Me" - ...And Then There Were Three... Abacus - "Song for Brunhilde" - Electric Sitar Headswirlers Vol. 1 [From 1971] ABBA - "Estoy Soñando" - Éxitos Eternos [From 1979; "I Have a Dream"] Trini Lopez - "Laleña" - The Whole Enchilada Dom La Nena - "Tempo" - Tempo La Femme - "Va" - Paradigmes ["Go"] Orions Belte - "Bean" - Villa Amorini Santo & Johnny - "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" - Golden Guitars Brown's Home Brew - "Build a Wall" - Together Paul...

Duration:03:08:40

Come Like Water, Go Like Wind from May 10, 2021

5/10/2021
Nana Mouskouri et les Athéniens - "Colours" - Une Soirée avec Nana Mouskouri et les Athéniens The Pentangle - "Waltz" - The Time Has Come: 1967-73 [From 1968] Charlie Byrd - "Funky Flamenco" - Mr. Guitar Buddy Sarkisan and His Mecca Four with Fred Elias - "Mecca Interlude" - Soul of the East Mazouni with Meriem Abed - "Mon amour il est gentil" - Un Dandy en Exil / Algérie-France / 1969-1983 [From 1972] Fimber Bravo - "F Pan Landing" - Lunar Tredd 20th Century Steel Band - "Shaft" -...

Duration:03:08:37

Comfy Slekter from May 3, 2021

5/3/2021
Snow Palms - "Atom Dance" - Land Waves Mike Oldfield - "Tubular Bells (excerpt)" - Tubular Bells I Think Like Midnight - "Kit Lambert Begins to Dream" - Interim Contingent Pete Townshend - "Baba O'Riley" - Lifehouse Chronicles [demo version] Erlend Apneseth Trio - "Slekter" - Lokk The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc - "Don't Drink and Dance" - Bonfrost Eric Lyon - "Verrat" - Giga Concerto Johnny Flynn and Robert Macfarlane - "Ten Degrees of Strange" - Lost in the Cedar Wood Ronnie Lane -...

Duration:03:08:30

A Lachrymal Niagra, A Dramatic Reveal from Apr 26, 2021

4/26/2021
Meat Loaf - "Bat Out of Hell" - Bat Out of Hell [R.I.P. Jim] Dondero High School Band and Choir - "More Than a Feeling" - Pop Concert 1996 The Isley Brothers - "Hello It's Me" - Live It Up [From 1974] Linda Ronstadt - "Tumbling Dice" - Simple Dreams John Cougar - "Ain't Even Done with the Night" - Nothing Matters and What If It Did Meat Loaf - "I'm Gonna Love Her for Both of Us" - Dead Ringer [one more for Jim to close it out] Real Numbers - "Brighter Then" - Brighter Then The Lodger...

Duration:03:07:50

Hobo Hotplate from Apr 19, 2021

4/19/2021
Gabriel Yared - "Betty et Zorg" - Betty Blue (37°2 le Matin): Musique Originale Vladimir Cosma - "Promenade Sentimentale" - Diva: Bande Originale du Film [From 1982] Larry Coryell and Hubert Laws - "Theme from "Loulou"" - No Album [Music by Phillippe Sarde] Gabriel Yared - "C'est le vent Betty" - Betty Blue (37°2 le Matin): Musique Originale Eric Kemray - "Blue Serenade" - Extraits de la Bande Originale du film "Notre Histoire" Francis Lai - "Spring Time Ballet" - Bande Originale du...

Duration:03:08:02

Energy Transfer from Apr 5, 2021

4/5/2021
The Swingle Singers - "Concerto for Six" - Rococo Á Go Go Les Double Six of Paris - "Moanin'" - Swingin' Singin'! Lambert, Hendricks & Ross - "Caravan" - Lambert, Hendricks & Ross Sing Ellington [with the Ike Isaacs Trio] Novi Singers - "The Runway" - Go Right: Jazz from Poland 1963–75 [From 1974] The Sound of Feeling - "Who Knows What Love Is?" - Leonard Feather Presents The Sound of Feeling and The Sound of Oliver Nelson That's Why - "Children of the Future Age" - That's Why [From...

Duration:03:07:51

Just the Way I Am from Mar 29, 2021

3/29/2021
Waylon Jennings - "The Entertainer" - Never Could Toe the Mark Dolly Parton - "Travelin' Prayer" - The Grass Is Blue Conjunto Impacto - "Rosalinda's Eyes" - Conjunto Impacto Extra - "Vengo via" - single Ronnie Spector & The E Street Band - "Say Goodbye to Hollywood" - single The Three Degrees - "Stop in Nevada" - A Toast to Love Isaac Hayes - "Just the Way You Are" - For the Sake of Love The Manhattans - "Everybody Has a Dream" - There's No Good in Goodbye Helena Vondráčková - "Die...

Duration:03:07:54

Too Marvelous for Words from Mar 22, 2021

3/22/2021
Helen Merrill - "Don't Explain" - Helen Merrill with Clifford Brown [From 1957] Chet Baker - "I Get Along Without You Very Well" - Let's Get Lost: The Best of Chet Baker Sings [From 1954] Julie London - "Well, Sir" - London by Night [From 1963] Sarah Vaughan - "Lush Life" - Sassy Chris Connor - "Moon Ray" - A Jazz Date with Chris Connor Dorothy Collins - "Out of This World" - Songs by Dorothy Collins [with Barney Kessel] Mel Tormé - "These Foolish Things" - The Mel Tormé Collection...

Duration:03:07:57

2021 Marathon Show #2 with Special Co-Host Michele with One "L" from Mar 15, 2021

3/15/2021
Horse Lords - "Fanfare for Effective Freedom" - The Common Task [Today's first prize for pledges of $20 or more] San Kazakgascar - "Last Man Standing" - Emotional Crevasse Television - "Ain't That Nothin'" - Adventure [outtake, 1978] Silver Blue - "Light My Fire" - Nights In White Polyester: My 2021 Marathon Premium [pledges of $75 or more] Horse Lords - "People's Park" - The Common Task [shortly to disappear forever! get in the running now] North Americans - "Rivers That You Cannot...

Duration:03:08:08

2021 Marathon Show #1 with Special Co-Host DJ Stashu from Mar 8, 2021

3/8/2021
Mel Tormé - "Lullaby of Birdland" - The Mel Tormé Collection 1944-1985 Peggy Lee - "Great Day" - Something Wonderful: Peggy Lee Sings the Great American Songbook Young-Holt Unlimited - "Yes We Can Can" - Oh Girl [From 1972] Lil' Wally - "I Am Your D.J." - Sincerely Yours Midnight Stud - "Gloria" - Nights in White Polyester [my 2021 premium!] The Time Zone - "Space Walker" - Music from Patch Cord Productions [giving this away for pledges of $20 or more] Perrey-Kingsley - "Countdown at...

Duration:03:07:22

The Bird's in the Nest (with Special Guest Sairie) from Mar 1, 2021

3/1/2021
Sousa's Band - "Funeral March of a Marionette" - Twelve Inches of Delight: The Antique Phonograph Music Program 2009 Marathon Premium [From 1904] The Benson Orchestra of Chicago - "March of the Mannikins" - 78 single Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra - "March of the Toys" - 78 single Ralph Carney - "March of the Puppets" - Ralph Sounds Martin Denny - "March of the Siamese Children" - Exotica! The Best of Martin Denny [From 1958] Henry Mancini and His Orchestra - "March of the Cue Balls" -...

Duration:03:08:09

Immovable Object from Feb 22, 2021

2/22/2021
The Dave Brubeck Quartet - "Unsquare Dance" - Time Further Out Bing Crosby - "Deep in the Heart of Texas" - Bing Crobsy's Greatest Hits [with Woody Herman and His Woodchoppers, 1942] Mel Tormé - "Careless Hands" - The Mel Tormé Collection 1944-1985 [From 1949] Rosemary Clooney - "Something's Gotta Give" - Clap Hands! Here Comes Rosie! [From 1960] Andy Williams - "Butterfly" - The History of Cadence Volume 2 [From 1957] Red Saunders & His Orchestra with Dolores Hawkins & The Hambone Kids...

Duration:03:07:31

Circles in the Sandbox from Feb 15, 2021

2/15/2021
Carmel - "Tracks of My Tears" - Carmel Tito Puente - "Ti Mon Bo" - King of Kings: The Very Best of Tito Puente [From 1957] Mongo Santamaria - "My Sound" - Mongo at the Village Gate Nilotika Drum Ensemble - "Ejokawulida" - single Samba Negra - "Eberebijara" - La Locura de Machuca 1975–1980 Rüstəm Quilev - "Aman Tello" - Azerbaijani Gitara Mulatu Astatke - "Kasalefkut Hulu" - New York - Addis - London: The Story of Ethio Jazz 1965–1975 ["From All the Time I Have Passed"] Gitkin -...

Duration:03:08:28

Dead Nice from Feb 8, 2021

2/8/2021
Howard Roberts - "Up, Up and Away" - Guilty!! [From 1967] Wes Montgomery - "Tequila" - The History of Wes Montgomery [From 1966] The George Benson Quartet - "Bullfight" - It's Uptown with the George Benson Quartet Dom Minasi - "Spinning Wheel" - When Joanna Loved Me Chet Atkins and Les Paul - "Caravan" - Chester & Lester Buddy Fite - "The Shadow of Your Smile" - Buddy Fite! Tal Farlow - "Taking a Chance on Love" - The Swinging Guitar of Tal Farlow [From 1956] Joe Pass - "Paint It,...

Duration:03:08:20

February Snow from Feb 1, 2021

2/1/2021
Nick Drake - "Introduction" - Fruit Tree [From 1971] Molly Drake - "How Wild the Wind Blows" - Molly Drake [From the '50s] The Lyttle Folk - "A' Soalin'" - Classroom Projects: Incredible Music Made by Children in Schools ['60s sometime in the UK] Silica Gel - "Judy" - May Day Luboš Fišer - "The Magic Yard (excerpt)" - Valerie and Her Week of Wonders [From 1970] T. Vinkovsky / I. Sklyarov - "Cuckoo" - Fragile Contains Glass: 2004 Stochastic Hit Parade Marathon Premium [Timofey and Igor!...

Duration:03:08:24

Blendship from Jan 25, 2021

1/25/2021
Jelly Roll Morton - "Freakish" - Classic Jazz Piano Styles [From 1929] Lizzie Miles with Jelly Roll Morton - "I Hate a Man Like You" - Stomps and Joys [From 1929] King Oliver and His Orchestra - "St. James Infirmary Blues" - King Oliver in New York [From 1930; vocal: Frankie Marvin] James P. Johnson - "The Dream" - The Original James P. Johnson: 1942-1945 Piano Solos Una Mae Carlisle - "Stop Going Through the Motions" - Piano Singer's Blues: Women Accompany Themselves [From 1947] Fats...

Duration:03:08:00