Monday, July 31, 2006

July 31 Playlist w/ Host Bob Dubrow

Background music provided by Camel - The Snow Goose (1975)

Set 01:
1. Uriah Heep - "Bird of Prey" (Uriah Heep 1970)
2. Dragonwyck - 'My Future Waits" (Dragonwyck 1970)
3. Ron Davies - "Mistake" (1965 from V/A: Required Etiquette compilation 2003)
4. Federal Duck - "Tomorrow Waits For Today" (Federal Duck 1968)
5. Nancy Priddy - "We Could Have It All" (You've Come This Way Before 1968)
6. Harry Nilsson - "Spaceman" (Son of Schmilsson 1973)

Set 02:
1. Fresh Maggots - "Frustration (live)" (1971 Radio Luxembourg bonus track from CD rerelease of ...Hatched 2006)
2. Keith Christmas - "Lorri" (Fable of the Wings 1970)
3. The Souls of Inspyration - "Dil Kusha (Heart's Happiness)" (The Souls of Inspyration 1970)
4. Jethro Tull - "With You There to Help Me" (Nothing is Easy: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970 2004)

Set 03:
1. James Taylor w/ Joni Mitchell - "You Can Close Your Eyes" (10/29/1970 Royal Festival Hall from Takes Two to Tango bootleg)
2. Tom Rush - "Something in the Way She Moves" (The Circle Game 1968)
3. Michael Murphy - What Am I Doin' Hangin' Around?' (Geronimo's Cadillac 1972)
4. Dion - "Attraction Works Better Than Promotion" (You're Not Alone 1971)
5. Sallyangie - "A Lover For All Seasons" (Children of the Sun 1968)
6. Oasis - "The Other Side" (Oasis 1973)

Set 04:
1. Herman's Hermits - "A Must to Avoid" (Hold On! 1966)
2. The World - "Pot Party" (date? from V/A: Marijuana Unknowns compilation)
3. Southern Comfort - "Netti-Netti" (Southern Comfort 1968)

Set 05:
1. Grand Theft - "Scream (It's Eating Me Alive)" (HikingInto Eternity 1972)
2. The Partridge Family - "Come On Get Happy" (TIMELESS)

Friday, July 28, 2006

July 28, 2006, playlist with host Alex McNeil

Celebrating Motown (all selections from CD unless otherwise noted)
1. Mary Wells - You Lost the Sweetest Boy (1963)
2. Contours - Just a Little Misunderstanding (LP, 1966)
3. Marvelettes - Strange I Know (1963)
4. Isley Brothers - I Guess I'll Always Love You (1966)
5. Eddie Holland - Leaving Here (1964)
6. San Remo Golden Strings - Hungry for Love (1965)
7. Brenda Holloway - Every Little Bit Hurts (1964)
8. Four Tops - Ask the Lonely (1965)
9. Bobby Taylor & Vancouvers - Does Your Mama Know About Me (LP, 1968)
10. Marvin Gaye - It's a Desperate Situation (unreleased, 1968)
11. Kiki Dee - I Second That Emotion (1970)
12. Chris Clark - Love's Gone Bad (LP, 1966)
13. Underdogs - Love's Gone Bad (1967)
14. Paul Petersen - Your Love's Got Me Burning Alive (1968)
15. Martha Reeves & Vandellas - I Should Be Proud (45, 1970)
16. Monitors - Greetings, This Is Uncle Sam (1966)
17. Edwin Starr - Stop the War Now (1971)
18. Junior Walker & All-Stars - Home Cookin' (1969)
19. Temptations - Psychedelic Shack (1970)
20. Jackson Five - I Know I'm Losing You (1970)
21. David Ruffin - I Want You Back (unreleased, 1970)
22. Jimmy Ruffin - I've Passed This Way Before (1967)
23. Gladys Knight & Pips - Friendship Train (1969)
24. Tammi Terrell - I Can't Believ You Love Me (1966)
25. Kim Weston - You Can Do It (unreleased, 1965)
26. Elgins - Put Yourself in My Place (1966)
27. James Jamerson - Fever in the Funkhouse (unreleased, 1969)
28. Stevie Wonder - I Was Made to Love Her (1967)
29. Supremes - Can I Get a Witness (unreleased, 1966)
30. Velvelettes - Needle in a Haystack (1964)
31. Billy Eckstine - (I Wonder Why) Nobody Loves Me (1967)
32. Miracles - What's So Good About Goodbye (1963)
33. Earl Van Dyke - All For You (unreleased, 1965)

Thursday, July 27, 2006

The Summer of Soul [Pt. 9] on 7/27/06 w/ CdV

Intro: "The Dap Walk" - Ernie & the Top Notes

Sharon Jones - "Damn, It's Hot (Pt.1)"
The Drapels - "Wonderin'"
Dee Dee Sharp - "My Best Friend's Man"
Edward Hamilton - "I'm Gonna Love You"
James Carr - "Hold On"
Joe Bataan - "Ordinary Guy"
The Five Stairsteps - "Don't Change Your Love"
Johnny Barfield & the Men of S.O.U.L. - "Soul Butter"
Dick Holler & the Holidays - "Double Shot"
Kashmere Stage Band - "Super Bad"
James Brown - "Please Please Please"
Darrell Banks - "The Love of My Woman"
Jackie Moore - "It Ain't Who You Know"
The Masqueraders - "How"
Bobby 'Blue' Bland - "I Wouldn't Treat a Dog"
Don Covay - "What's In the Headlines"
Johnny Adams - "I Don't Worry Myself"
Jimmy Jones - "Live & Let Live"
Sam Cooke - "Bring It On Home to Me"
Carla Thomas - "I'll Bring It On Home to You"
Major Lance - "The Matador"
Robert Parker - "The Hiccup"
Billy Butler & the Enchanters - "Boston Monkey"
Rufus Thomas - "Can Your Monkey Do the Dog?"
Don Hart & James Shorter - "All the Love I've Got"
Lou Beatty - "A Wet Pillow"
'Big' Al Downing - "Cornbread Row"
Second Nature - "Who's That Guy"
Bettye Swann - "I Ain't That Easy to Lose"
Kashmere Stage Band - "Al's Tune"
Black Merda - "Reality"
Nelson Sanders - "Tired of Being Your Fool"
Jo Jo Benson - "Having My Glory"
Al Williams - "She Does It"
Arthur Conley - "Rome (Wasn't Built In a Day)"
The LPT's - "Long Cool Summer"
Gloria Taylor - "Grounded Pt.1"
The Sweet Inspirations - "Ain't Nothing Gonna Change Me"
O.V. Wright - "I Don't Do Windows"

Outro: "Yegelle Tetzeta" - Mulatu Astake

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Lost and Found

Lost and Found
Tuesday, July 25th 2006 Playlist with Larry Miller

Buffy Ste. Marie: "It's My Way"
Jim Kweskin Jug Band, w/ Maria D'Amato (Muldaur): "I'm A Woman"
Carolyn Hester: "Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound"
Judy Henske: "Wade in the Water" (live)
Judy Collins: "The Rising of the Moon"
Joan Baez: "Lily of the West"
Odetta: "900 Miles
(The preceding was all early 60's, all vinyl, mostly traditional songs)

(Breaks background music by Dick Rosmini, 6 and 12 string guitar, from an old Elektra record))

Incredible String Band: "Cousin Caterpillar" (Request)
Taj Mahal: "You're Gonna Need Somebody on Your Bond"
Janis Joplin: "Daddy, Daddy" (Request- early Janis, rare coffeehouse tape)
Bob Dylan: "Corrina, Corrina" (Bruce Langhorne, guitar)

Ry Cooder: "It's All Over Now"
Leo Kottke: "Louise"
Bonnie Raitt: "I Feel the Same" (w/ Lowell George and Bill Payne)
Little Feat: "Lonesome Whistle" ( Rare Hank Williams cover, from Hoy-Hoy)

1 o'clock break

Cactus set:
Vanilla Fudge: "Take Me For A Little WHile" (1st album)
Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels: "Taking All I Can Get"
Amboy Dukes: "I Feel Free" (Cream song)
Cactus: "Can't Judge a Book By Its Cover" (from 1st album- "Cactus")
Cactus: "Feel So Bad" (2nd album- "One Way... or Another")
Cactus= Tim Bogert, Bass and vocals- Vanilla Fudge
Carmine Appice: Drums and vocals- " "
Jim McCarty, guitar- Detroit Wheels
Rusty Day. vocals- Amboy Dukes
Sheesh- I'd forgotten all about Cactus until I stumbled across their albums in the fabulous MBR library...

Freddy king: "Going Down" (w/ Leon Russell and his orchestra...)
Johnny Winter: "I'm Yours and I'm Hers" (1st Columbia Album)
Rory Gallagher: "In Your Town" (request- thanks!)
Faces/ Rod Stewart: "Plynth" (w/ Ron Wood, slide guitar)

Todd Rundgren: "Sons of 1984" (Another good request)
The Hollies: "I Shall be Released" (from Hollies do Dylan, post-Nash)
The Beach Boys: "Feel Flows" ( No hot rods or surfboards on this one...)

Eli joins me next week on the 1st for the birthday of Jerry Garcia; he'll have ticket giveaways for a big Jerry Garcia memorial festival,
the 11'th annual "Gathering Of The Vibes" happening in
upstate New York in mid-August.
Some of the artists performing at this festival include the
Grateful Dead's Bob Weir and his band Ratdog, Grateful
Dead drummers Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann and their
Rhythm Devils band, the New Riders Of The Purple Sage
including original member David Nelson and 70's member
Buddy Cage, Hot Tuna with Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady,
and a lot more. We'll be playing lots of music by all these fine folks.
Plus, Eli will be doing his own Jerry Garcia tribute on Wed the 9th.

Stay Groovy!- Larry the M

Saturday, July 22, 2006

July 21, 2006, playlist with host Alex McNeil

All selections appeared on Billboard's "Bubbling Under" weekly charts between 1960 and 1969.
1. O'Jays - Stand Tall (CD, 1964)
2. Wilson Pickett - I'm Gonna Cry (CD, 1964)
3. Betty Lavette - Let Me Down Easy (CD, 1965)
4. Valerie & Nick (Valerie Simpson & Nick Ashford) - I'll Find You (CD, 1964)
5. Santo & Johnny - Spanish Harlem (CD, 1962)
6. Chip Taylor - Here I Am (45, 1962)
7. Elvis Presley - Suspicion (45, 1964)
8. Scott Bedford Four - Last Exit to Brooklyn (45, 1965)
9. Bert Kaempfert - Echo in the Night (45, 1962)
10. Shirelles - It's Love That Really Counts (CD, 1962)
11. Tommy Hunt - I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself (CD, 1964)
12. Patti Labelle & Bluebelles - There's Always Something There to Remind Me (CD, 1967)
13. Lou Johnson - Kentucky Bluebird (Message to Martha) (CD, 1964)
14. Herbie Mann - Comin' Home Baby (CD, 1962)
15. Bob Dylan - One of Us Must Know (LP, 1966)
16. Manfred Mann - Just Like a Woman (CD, 1966)
17. Pete Antell - The Times They Are a Changin' (45, 1965)
18. Phil Flowers & Flower Shop - Like a Rolling Stone (45, 1969)
19. Stan Getz - Blowin' in the Wind (45, 1964)
20. Percy Sledge - You're All Around Me (CD, 1968)
21. Cassius Clay - Stand By Me (CD, 1964)
22. Rhetta Hughes - Light My Fire (45, 1969)
23. Wilmer & Dukes - Living in the USA (45, 1969)
24. Billy Maxted - Satin Doll (LP, 1961)
25. Hassles - You Got Me Hummin' (LP, 1967)
26. Sir Douglas Quintet - Quarter to Three (CD, 1966)
27. Short-Kuts - Born on the Bayou (45, 1969)
28. Julie London - Yummy Yummy Yummy (45, 1968)
29. Hugh Masekela - A Long Ways from Home (45, 1969)
30. Gene Chandler - Check Yourself (CD, 1963)
31. Doris Troy - What Cha Gonna Do About It (45, 1963)
32. Gloria Lynne - The Jazz in You (LP, 1961)
33. Gary U.S. Bonds - I Dig This Station (45, 1962)
34. Mar-Keys - Banana Juice (CD, 1965)
35. Freddie Fender - Holy One (45, 1960)
36. Rusty & Doug - Louisiana Man (CD, 1961)
37. Willie Nelson - Touch Me (45, 1962)
38. Patsy Cline - Why Can't He Be You (CD, 1962)
39. Pete Drake - I'm Sorry (CD, 1964)
40. Cryan Shames - Mr. Unreliable (CD, 1967)

Thursday, July 20, 2006

The Summer of Soul [Pt. 8] on 7/20/06 w/ CdV

Intro: "The Dap Walk" - Eddie & the Top Notes

The Chips - "You Make Me Feel So Good"
George Perkins - "No Need For a Black Man to Cry"
The Five Royals - "Tears of Joy"
Gladys Knight & the Pips - "Giving Up"
Don Covay - "Seesaw"
Shirley Ellis - "Soul Time"
Sam Dees - "Lonely For You Babe"
Joe Simon - "(You Keep Me) Hangin' On"
Bobby 'Blue' Bland - "Rockin the Same Old Boat"
Laura Lee - "Dirty Man"
Demon Fuzz - "I Put a Spell On You"
Sharon Jones - "I Got the Feeling"
Rosalind Madison - "Fancy"
Freddie North - "She's All I Got"
The Fantastic Johnny C - "Waitin' For the Rain"
James Brown - "Lost Someone"
The Five Royals - "Think"
J.R. Walker & the All Stars - "Hot Cha"
Earl Gaines - "Don't Take My Kindness For Weakness"
Howard Tate - "Ain't Nobody Home"
Sam Cooke - "Fool's Paradise"
George Jackson - "My Desires Are Getting the Better of Me"
Betty Harris - "There's a Break in the Road"
Toussaint McCall - "Nothing Takes the Place of You"
Barbara Acklin - "Love Makes a Woman"
Roscoe Shelton - "Strain on My Heart"
Jon Lucien - "What a Difference Love Makes"
O.V. Wright - "I Don't Know Why"
Johnny Soul - "Lonely Man"
Al Greene & the Soul Mates - "Back Up Train"
Jackie Ross - "Selfish One"
Johnny Bragg - "I'm Free"
Obrey Wilson - "If You Were There"
Reuben Bell - "Action Speaks Louder Than Words"
Solomon Burke - "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love"

Outro: "Yegelle Tetzeta" - Mulatu Astake

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Lost and Found

Lost and Found
Tuesday July 18, 2006
Larry Miller, at the controls

Thanks to Eli Polonsky for filling in last week- good job, Eli!

The Hits of 1972: AM-FM crossovers: Pop/ Soft Rock

Leon Russell: "Tightrope"
America: "Ventura Highway" (live version)
Cat Stevens: "Wild World"
Fleetwood Mac (Bob Welch lineup): "Sentimental Lady"
Chicago: "Saturday in the Park"
Badfinger: "Baby Blue"
Orleans: "Still the One"
Seals and Crofts: "Summer Breeze"

A break and an EAS test (But wait, there's more...)

Raspberries: "Go All the Way"
Doobie Brothers: "Listen to the Music"
Gary Wright: "Dreamweaver"
Aerosmith: "Dream On"
Argent: "Hold Your Head Up"
Hollies: "Long Cool Woman in an Black Dress"
Loggons & Messina: "Your Mama Don't Dance"

1 O'clock Break

(In spite of the fact that this set is not really the usual "Lost and Found" rare and obscure kind of stuff, I got a lot of calls from people who said that it really took them back to 1972, and they loved it. I also got calls from several L&Fers who reminded me that these hit tunes can be heard elsewhere on the dial...
Hal sez: "1972 was the year before my senior year in high school, and WABC in NYC is what I would have been listening to if I hadn't discovered WNEW with Scott Muni and the great Vin Scelsa. Some of what you're playing brings back good memories and some is just... scary! We *liked* this?! Sheesh."
I had mixed feelings about all this, as I was trapped in radio hell in a little AM station on the outskirts of San Diego back in'72 and was forced to play these "hits" and other similar songs over and over again everyday for 6 months. Freaked me out... )

Onward: the Syd Barret Memorial Set

Pink Floyd: "Interstellar Overdrive" (studio version: this was found on my favorite Russian MP3 site on one of the PF rarities compilations. It's a good deal longer (16:45)than the album version (9:55) on Piper at the Gates of Dawn, and good deal different.)
Syd Barrett: "No Good Trying" (from The Madcap Laughs)
"It Is Obvious" (from Barrett)
Pink Floyd: "Wish you Were Here"

and now for something entirely different...

Twice as Much: "Sitting on a Fence"
Rolling Stones: "Complicated" (from Between the Buttons)
Pretty Things: "Don't Bring Me Down"
Beatles: "She's A Woman"
Small Faces: "Itchy Koo Park"
The Move: "Fire Brigade"
Chocolate Watchband: "Lat's Talk About Girls"
Family: "Burlesque"

So long, goodbye. see you next time...

Pink Floyd: "Come In Number 51, Your Time is Up" (Zabriskie Point Soundtrack, the part where the groovy house in the desert blows up in slow motion...)

Monday, July 17, 2006

July 17 Playlist w/ Host Bob Dubrow

Background music provided by Kim Fowley - Born to be Wild (1968)

Set 01:
1. Aguaturbia - "Crimson and Clover" (1970 from Psychedelic Drugstore compilation)
2. Friend & Lover - "Room to Let (To Rowena With Love)" (Reach Out of the Darkness 1968)
3. Hurdy Gurdy - "Peaceful Open Space" (Hurdy Gurdy 1970)
4. Jan Dukes de Grey - "Trust Me Now" (Sorcerors 1970)
5. Mandy Morton and Spriguns - "Goodbye the Day" (Magic Lady 1978)
6. Humble Pie - "The Light" (Rock On 1971)

Set 02:
1. Michael Chapman - "Not So Much a Garden-More Like a Maze" (Rainmaker 1969)
2. Dulcimer - "To Need Her" (Room For Thought 1971)
3. Mary Hopkin - "Lord of the Reedy River" (Postacard 1969)
4. Shaun Harris - "Today's a Day" (Shaun Harris 1970)
5. Electric Light Orchestra - "Baby I Apologize" (1972 outtake bonus track from CD rerelease of ELO II 2006)
6. Rolling Stones - "Cool, Calm & Collected" (Between the Buttons 1967)

Set 03:
1. The Trees - "Psalm 45" (The Christ Tree 1975)
2. Sally Oldfield - Water Bearer" (Water Bearer 1978)
3. Curved Air - "Situations" (Air Conditioning 1970)
4. Ramases - "Molecular Delusion" (Space Hymns 1971)
5. The Doors - "Unhappy Girl" (Strange Days 1967) REQUEST
6. Creme Soda - "Tonight" (Tricky Zingers 1975)
7. Rory Gallagher - "Livin' Like a Trucker" (Tattoo 1973) REQUEST

Set 04:
1. The Wackers - "Oh My Love" (Hot Wacks 1972)
2. Nick Garrie - "Deeper Tones of Blue" (The Nightmare of J B Stanislas 1969)
3. Bee Gees - "If I Only Had My Mind on Something Else" (Cucumber Castle 1970)

Saturday, July 15, 2006

July 14, 2006, playlist with host Alex McNeil

Today's theme: Trains
1. Charles McDevitt Skiffle Group - Freight Train (CD, 1957)
2. Little Junior's Blue Flames - Mystery Train (CD, 1954)
3. Johnny Burnette's Rock n Roll Trio - Train Kept a Rollin' (CD, 1956)
4. Robert Johnson - Love in Vain (LP, 1937)
5. Tarheel Slim - Number 9 Train (CD, 1958)
6. Arvee Allens (Ritchie Valens) - Fast Freight (CD, 1958)
7. Lonnie Donegan - Rock Island Line (CD, 1956)
8. Gatemen - Wabash Cannonball (LP, 1963)
9. John Denver - City of New Orleans (LP, 1971)
10. James Brown - Night Train (CD, 1962)
11. Johnny Cash - Orange Blossom Special (LP, 1965)
12. Billy Vaughn - Orange Blossom Special (LP, 1961)
13. Little Lisa - Choo Choo Train (CD, 1966)
14. Boxtops - Choo Choo Train (LP, 1968)
15. Wilson Pickett - Get Me Back On Time, Engine Number Nine (CD, 1970)
16. Buddy Miles - Memphis Train (CD, 1969)
17. Rolling Stones - All Down the Line (LP, 1972)
18. Bill Black's Combo - Honky Train (CD, 1961)
19. Chuck Willis - That Train Is Gone (CD, 1958)
20. John D. Loudermilk - Blue Train (Of the Heartbreak Line) (CD, 1964)
21. Astrud Gilberto - Trains and Boats and Planes (CD, 1969)
22. Steve Alaimo - Watching the Trains Go By (CD, 1968)
23. Don Nix - The Train Don't Stop Here No More (LP, 1973)
24. James Burton - Mystery Train (CD, 1971)
25. Henrietta & Hairdooz - Penn Station (45, 1963)
26. Jimmy Buffett - Railroad Lady (LP, 1973)
27. Beatles - One After 909 (CD, 1963)
28. Al Green - Back Up Train (LP, 1968)
29. Hugh Masekela - Puffin' On Down the Track (45, 1968)
30. Roger Miller - Engine Engine Number Nine (LP, 1965)
31. 1910 Fruitgum Company - The Train (CD, 1969)
32. Shangri-Las - The Train from Kansas City (CD, 1965)
33. Dillard & Clark - Kansas City Southern (CD, 1969)
34. Taj Mahal - She Caught the Katy (CD)
35. Everly Brothers - Milk Train (CD, 1968)
36. George Benson - Last Train to Clarksville (LP, 1970)
37. Yardbirds - Smokestack Lightning (CD, 1965)
38. Kinks - Last of the Steam Powered Trains (CD, 1968)
39. Gene Clark - I Remember the Railroad (CD, 1972)

Friday, July 14, 2006

The Summer of Soul [Pt. 7] on 7/13/06 w/ CdV

Intro: "The Dap Walk" - Eddie & the Top Notes

Howard Tate - "Get It While You Can"
Bobby Patterson - "I'm a Slave To You"
Ben E. Troy - "I Miss You"
Billy Stewart - "Fat Boy"
Baby Washington - "How Lonely"
Donny Hathaway - "Jealous Guy"
The Knight Brothers - "Margaret"
Fontella Bass - "Now That I've Found a Good Thing"
Steve Mancha - "Don't Make Me a Storyteller"
Robert Jay - "Alcohol (Part 1)"
Sharon Jones - "You Better Think Twice"
The Soul Stirrers - "Jesus Be a Fence Around Me"
Ben Aiken - "God Bless My Girl"
Johnny Adams - "One Day"
Bobby Marchan - "What Can I Do"
Aretha Franklin - "That's All I Want From You"
Walter Foster - "Your Search Is Over"
Inez & Charlie Foxx - "Here We Go Round-The Mulberry Bush"
The Sims Twins - "I've Got To Win Your Love"
Billy Harner - "A Message To My Baby"
Alton Ellis - "My Willow Tree"
Wayne McGhie & the Sounds of Joy - "Cool It"
Ted Taylor - "Be Ever Wonderful"
Delia Gartrell - "Fight Fire With Fire"
Solomon Burke - "What Am I Living For?"
Danny Monday - "Good Taste of Love"
Big Dee Irwin (w/ Little Eva) - "Another Night With The Boys"
Dobie Gray - "Look At Me"
The Swingin' Tomatoes - "Get It"
Lee Dorsey - "Yes We Can"
Bob & Earl - "Send For Me, I'll Be There"
The Five Keys - "Close Your Eyes"
The Invincibles - "Can't Win"
Benny Latimore - "I'm Just An Ordinary Man"
The Originals - "Keep Me"
Aaron Neville - "Why Worry"
Lee Martell - "A Good Woman"
Duke & Leonard - "Just Do The Best You Can"
O.V. Wright - "I Was Born All Over"

Outro: "Yegelle Tetzeta" - Mulatu Astake

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Eli Polonsky fill-in 7/11 - R.I.P. Syd Barrett

The first Pink Floyd album "Piper at the Gates of Dawn", 1967.
Roger Keith "Syd" Barrett, right center and upper right.

As I was picking music Tuesday morning for this show, my original theme was to be songs about going to the country, enjoying nature, mountains and cool water, and escaping the global warming pollution-socked continuously humid urban atmosphere that we're experiencing here in the northeast, something I haven't had time to do yet this year at all.

However, when I checked the internet about an hour before the show, I saw reports had just been released that Syd Barrett, founding member, lead guitarist, songwriter, and original visionary of Pink Floyd, had passed away at age 60 last Friday, July 7'th. The cause of death was not reported though it's known that Barrett had suffered diabetes for many years, and there are also reports of a possibility of cancer as well.

Syd's music on Pink Floyd's first 1967 album "Piper at the Gates of Dawn", Barrett's only full album with the band, is arguably the most stark of the original psychedelic era of the 60's. While most psychedelic music was an abstract musical portrait of the artists impressions of the experience, psychedelic music pioneer Barrett provided sonic glimpses directly into the core of an altered and precarious mind, which were capable of causing an eerie simulation of the essence of his experience within the listeners own physiology.

There's no need for me to describe his degeneration and exit from the band in 1968, and the reclusive anonymity that he chose for more than the last three decades of his life. As much as is known about that is well documented.

If not for the Digital Millennium Copyright Act which limits the number of songs which can legally be played by an artist or group during a given time period on a radio station which also streams on the internet, I would have devoted the entire show to Barrett's music with the early Pink Floyd, and his solo efforts circa 1969-70 which were his last recordings.

Memorial tribute to Syd Barrett:
("YouTube" video links require broadband, or extreme patience).

01. Pink Floyd - Interstellar Overdrive (Long version from soundtrack of British film "Tonite Let's All Make Love In London" - January 1967)
02. Pink Floyd - See Emily Play (U.K. Top Ten Hit - 1967) - Video
03. Pink Floyd - Astronomy Dominé ("Piper at the Gates of Dawn") - Video
04. Syd Barrett solo - Terrapin ("The Madcap Laughs" - 1969)
05. Syd Barrett solo - Baby Lemonade ("Barrett" - 1970)
06. Pink Floyd - Shine On You Crazy Diamond - Parts I-VII
(Edited version from "Echoes" CD compilation. Full version originally on two sides of the 1975 album "Wish You Were Here" which was intended to be an ode to Barrett, and coincidentally the only time Barrett showed up, unannounced, at a Pink Floyd session since his departure from the band in 1968. Barrett did not perform).

Other stuff, some remnants of my original theme:
(R) = By request, (N) = New release or reissue

07. Jimi Hendrix - 1983 A Merman I Should Choose To Be/Moon Turn The Tides Gently, Gently Away
08. Hot Tuna - The Water Song (R) - (N) = (New compilation - "The Very Best of Hot Tuna - Keep On Truckin'" - BMG/Legacy)
09. The Beach Boys - Feel Flows
10. The Byrds - Ballad Of Easy Rider (R)
11. Bob Dylan - Watching The River Flow
12. Leon Russell - Back To The Island
13. Van Morrison - The Way Young Lovers Do (R)
14. ("Lost & Found" concert report w/background music):
- Country Joe & The Fish - Eastern Jam
15. Canned Heat - Goin' Up The Country (R) (Live at Woodstock)
16. The Band - Jemimah Surrender
17. Donovan - Oh, Gosh

Eli Polonsky

Monday, July 10, 2006

July 7 Playlist w/ Host Bob Dubrow

Background Music provided by Third Ear Band - Abelard and Heloise (1970)

Set 01:
1. Mighty Baby - "House Without Windows" (Mighty Baby 1969)
2. Country Joe and The Fish - "Silver and Gold (C. J. Fish 1970)
3. The Action - "A Saying For Today" (1968 demo bonus track from CD rerelease of Mighty Baby 1994)
4. If - "I'm Reaching Out on All Sides" (If 1970)

Set 02:
1. Pesky Gee! - "Where Is My Mind" (Exclamation Mark 1969)
2. Black Widow - "Floating" (IV 1972)
3. Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band - "Mr. Apollo" (3/31/1969 Top Gear session from The Complete BBC Recordings 2002)
4. Stained Glass - "The Necromancer" (Aurora 1968)*

Set 03:
1. Shape of the Rain - "Dusty Road" (Riley, Riley, Wood, and Wagget 1971)*
2. Shiva's Headband - "Good Time" (Take Me to the Mountains 1967)*
3. Zerfas - "Hope" (Zerfas 1973)*
4. A Joint Effort - "Winter" (Final Effort 1974)*
5. The Novells - "Only You" (That Did It! 1968)*

Setm 04:
1. The V.I.P.'s - "Wintertime" (1966 from I Wanna Be Free compilation)
2. Spooky Tooth - "Tobacco Road" (It's All About 1968)
3. Human Instinct - "The Washing Song" (Pins In It 1971)
4. Poe - "Automatic Writing" (Up Through the Spiral 1971)
5. Savage Rose - "Long Before I Was Born" (In the Plain 1968)

Set 05:
1. Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich - "Is It Love" (1965 bonus track from CD rerelease of Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky. Mick & Tich 2003)
2. Beau Brummels - "Laugh Laugh" (1974 from Live! 2000)
3. St. John Green - "Spirit of Now" (St. John Green 1967)
4. John St. Field (Jackie Leven) - "Soft Lowland Tongue" (Control 1971)

* Radioactive Records label release

Disclaimer: I have recently been made aware that it is quite likely that Radioactive is in the habit of illegally producing these CDs without permission from the artists. More than a handful of bands whose music has been put out on the label have made this claim. It has been said that much of their product is made via "unsanctioned needle drops": i.e. illegitimately processed from clean vinyl as opposed to the master tapes.

So the moral question I sit here with is: Having come to this knowledge, should I be promoting the label by playing their goods on air?And I have decided I am too much a music whore to ignore this music (which I always win on Ebay at reduced prices), very much still want to continue to share it with others via radio, and know of no other way to afford its purchase (original vinyl copies? Oh come now!). I will therefore continue to play these CDs while supplying a disclaimer during the show as to the potential for their dubious provenance. And will stick this particular disclaimer on each playlist of shows dedicated to the Radioactive label.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Lost and Found

Tuesday July 4th- No Pops!- a 4 hour Special Edition
Larry Miller

Jimi Hendrix: "The Star Spangled Banner" ( live at Woodstoock)
Quicksilver Messenger Service: "Mona" (live)
Grateful Dead: "Not Fade Away/ Goin' Down the Road Feelin Bad" (Live)

Bob Dylan: "Tombstone Blues"
Spencer Davis Group w/ Steve Winwood: "Take This Hammer"
Rolling Stones: "Cool, Calm, Collected"
Beatles: "I've Got a Feeling" (Let It Be, Naked)

Yardbirds: "Lost Woman"
Jethro Tull: "Teacher"
Spirit: "Aren't You Glad"
Ten Years After: "My Baby Left Me"
Yardbirds: "Jeff's Boogie" featuring the guitaristry of Jeff Beck

Segue Serenade: 4 songs in the same key...
Leon Russell: "Stranger in a Strange Land"
Neil Young w/ Crazy Horse: "When You Dance"
Steven Stills w/ Eric Clapton: "Go Back Home"
Rhinocerous: "You're My Girl"

Steppenwolf: "Desperation"
Burdon/ Animals #2: "River Deep, Mountain High"
Creedence Clearwater Revival: "I Put a Spell On You"
The James Gang: "Funk #48"
Canned Heat: "On the Road Again" (Alan Wilson's Birthday)

Cream: "Politician"
Little Feat: "Apolitical Blues"
Moby Grape: "Murder in My Heart For the Judge"

Spaced-out Set:
Yes: "Starship Trooper"
Jefferson Starship: "Have You Seen The Stars Tonight?"
Jimi Hendrix: "EXP"

Procol Harum: "Power Failure"
Who: "Armenia in the Sky"
Donovan: "Mellow Yellow"
Led Zeppelin: "Ramble on" (featuring an EAS Test...)

Mott the Hoople: "Sweet Jane"
Spooky Tooth: "I Am the Walrus"
Humble Pie: "30 Days in the Hole"
Faces w/ Rod Stewart: "Bad 'n Ruin"
Free: "Catch a Train"

Allman Brothers: "Statesboro Blues" (oops- record skipping)
NRBQ: "C'mon Everybody"
Allman Brothers: "Statesboro Blues, cont'd"
Derek and the DOminoes: "Roll It Over" (Live at the Fillmore"
Jimi Hendrix: Voodoo Child" (Live at the Fillmore)

Johnny Jenkins: "Walk on Guilded Splinters" (In memoriam)
Little Feat: "Fat Man in the Bathtub"
The Band: "Don't Do It" (Love)

Foghat: "Terraplane Blues"
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, w/ Clapton: "All Your Love"
Delaney and Bonnie: "Only You Know and I Know"
Traffic: "Feelin' Alright"
Paul Butterfield Blues Band: "In my Own Dream"

Next Week on Tuesday 7/11: Eli Polonsky takes to the airwaves!

Thursday, July 06, 2006

The Summer of Soul [Pt. 6] on 7/6/06 w/ CdV

Intro: "The Dap Walk" - Ernie & the Top Notes

The Grodeck Whipperjenny - "Sittin' Here on a Tongue"
The Poets of Rhythm - "More Mess on My Thing"
Larry Siebert - "You Said"
Patty Labelle & the Bluebells - "(1-2-3-4-5-6-7)Count the Days"
Janet & the Jays - "Without a Reason"
Sam Cooke - "Get Yourself Another Fool"
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - "All Over Again"
Barbara Jean English - "I'm Living a Lie"
O.V. Wright - "A Nickel & A Nail"
Ted Jarrett - "Love, Love, Love"
Chollo Rivera & the Latin Soul Drive - "Latin Soul Drive Is Here"
Lynn Varnado - "Staying at Home Like a Woman"
The Neptunes - "I'm Coming Home
Wendy Rene - "After Laughter Comes Tears"
Aretha Franklin - "My Way"
Chris Clark - "Whisper You Love Me Boy"
Frank Howard & the Commanders - "Just Like Him"
Clay Hammond - "My Jealous Girl"
Darrell Banks - "The Love of My Woman"
Jimmy Norman - "I'm Leavin'"
Erma Franklin - "Piece of My Heart"
Clyde McPhatter - "Next to Me"
Jerry Washington - "Right Here is Where You Belong"
Edd Henry - "Crooked Woman"
Marian James - "That's My Man"
Delroy Wilson - "Living in the Footsteps"
Kool Blues - "I'm Gonna Keep on Loving You"
Loleatta Holloway - "Casanova"
Z.Z. Hill - "Have Mercy Someone"
Groove Holmes & Brenda Jones - "This is the Me Me (Not the You You)"
Freddie North - "Ok, So What?"
Ernie K. Doe - "Te-Ta-Te-Ta-Ta"
Joe Perkins - "I'm Not Gonna Leave"
Joe Tex - "The Love You Save"
Brenda George - "What You See is What You Gonna Get"
Performers - "Mini Skirts"

Outro: "Yegelle Tetzeta" - Mulatu Astake

Monday, July 03, 2006

July 3, 2006, playlist with host Alex McNeil

[Trading slots this week with Bob Dubrow.]
1. Tangerine Zoo - Wake Up Sun (CD, 1969)
2. Rascals - Nubia (CD, 1969)
3. Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Sky High (LP, 1974)
4. Kaleidoscope - Why Try (LP, 1967)
5. Si Zentner - Mr. Lucky (CD, 1964)
6. Gaturs - Gatur Bait (CD)
7. Lee Dorsey - Ride Your Pony (CD, 1965)
8. Meters - Stay Away (LP, 1972)
9. Allen Toussaint - Am I Expecting Too Much (LP, 1972)
10. Wild Tchoupitoulas - Meet De Boys on the Battlefront (LP, 1975)
11. Al Caiola - Mod Squad Theme (CD, 1968)
12. Madeline Bell - You Won't See Me (CD, 1968)
13. Sandie Shaw - Oh Gosh (CD, 1969)
14. Ruthann Friedman - Fairy Prince Raibow Man (CD, 1969)
15. Linda Perhacs - Sandy Toes (CD, 1970)
16. Judee Sill - The Pearl (CD, 1974)
17. Mr. & Mrs. Garvey - Fugacity (LP, 1968)
18. Nelson Riddle & Orchestra - Naked City Theme (CD, 1962)
19. Traffic - Forty Thousand Headmen (CD, 1968)
20. Nick Drake - Northern Sky (CD, 1970)
21. Rolling Stones - Moonlight Mile (LP, 1971)
22. Jimi Hendrix - Drifting (CD, 1970)
23. John Barry - The Human Jungle (CD, 1963)
24. Doris Duke - Feet Start Walking (CD, 1970)
25. Don Covay - It's in the Wind (CD, 1974)
26. Lorraine Ellison - Only Your Love (CD, 1967)
27. Dan Penn - Dark End of the Street (CD, 1994)
28. Garnet Mimms - Look Away (CD, 1965)
29. Willie Mitchell - That Driving Beat (LP, 1969)
30. Billy May - Mannix (CD, 1968)
31. Gladys Knight - I Wish It Would Rain (CD, 1968)
32. Van Morrison - Almost Independence Day (LP, 1971)
33. Albert Brooks - Rewriting the National Anthem (45, 1977)

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Better Late Than Never


The playlist & listening link for my L&F show on 6/26
is now up for your enjoyment. As always, it can be found at:

Stay Cool in the Heat!


Saturday, July 01, 2006

June 30, 2006, playlist with host Alex McNeil

First, thanks to Joan Hathaway for filling in for me on June 23!
Today's theme: Saluting the Summer Solstice (a week late) with long-titled songs (10 words or more).
1. Billy Williams - I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Nyself a Letter (CD, 1957)
2. Ray Stevens - Jeremiah Peabody's Polyunsaturated Quick Dissolving Fast Acting Pleasant Tasting Green and Purple Pills (CD, 1961)
3. Kenny Dino - Your Ma Said You Cried in Your Sleep Last Night (45, 1961)
4. Dixie Cups - You Should Have Seen the Way He Looked at Me (CD, 1964)
5. Percy Faith - Theme from 'The Dark at the Top of the Stairs' (CD, 1960)
6. Little Stevie Wonder - I Call It Pretty Music But the Old People Call It the Blues (45, 1963)
7. Marvelettes - Little Girl Blue (CD, 1963)[oops! Song order was incorrectly listed on CD case]
8. Monitors - You Don't Put Off Til Tomorrow What You Can Do Today (CD, 1966)
9. Darnells (Marvelettes) - Too Hurt to Cry, Too Much in Love to Say Goodbye (CD, 1963)
10. Smokey Robinson & Miracles - The Love I Saw in You Was Just a Mirage (CD, 1967)
11. Bob Lind - The World Is Just a "B" Movie Meets Reno, Funtown, USA (CD, 1966)
12. Bob Dylan - Most Likely You Go Your Way and I'll Go Mine (LP, 1966)
13. Al Kooper with Mike Bloomfield & Stephen Stills - It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry (CD, 1968)
14. Love - Maybe the People Would Be the Times Or Between Clark and Hilldale (CD, 1967)
15. Scatman Crothers - What's a Nice Kid Like You Doing in a Place Like This? (45, 1966)
16. Shirley Ellis - Ever See a Diver Kiss His Wife While the Bubbles Bounce About Above the Water? (45, 1966)
17. Ian Whitcomb - Where Did Robinson Crusoe Go With Friday on Saturday Night? (LP, 1966)
18. Shel Silverstein - Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take the Garbage Out (CD, 1973)
19. Little Richard - I Don't Know What You've Got But It's Got Me (CD, 1965)
20. Solomon Burke - Keep a Light in the Window Til I Get Home (CD, 1967)
21. Dyke & Blazers - Let a Woman Be a Woman, Let a Man Be a Man (CD, 1969)
22. Fred Wesley & JBs - If You Don't Get It the First Time, Back Up and Try It Again, Party (45, 1973)
23. Beatles - Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except for Me and My Monkey (CD, 1968)
24. Long John Baldry - Don't Try to Lay No Boogie-Woogie on the King of Rock and Roll (CD, 1971)
25. Caravan - If I Could Do It All Over Again, I'd Do It All Over You (CD, 1972)
26. Pink Floyd - Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict (LP, 1967)
27. Byrds - So You Want to Be a Rock and Roll Star (CD, 1967)
28. Buffalo Springfield - Do I Have to Come Right Out and Say It (CD, 1967)
29. Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks - How Can I Miss You When You Won't Go Away (LP, 1972)
30. Nilsson - I Guess the Lord Must Be in New York City (45, 1969)
31. Funkadelic - I Got a Thing, You Got a Thing, Everybody's Got a Thing (45, 1970)
32. KaSandra - Don't Pat Me on My Back and Call Me Brother (LP, 1968)
33. Sir Douglas Quintet - Lawd, I'm Just a Country Boy in This Great Biig Freaky City (LP, 1969)
34. Jefferson Airplane - A Small Package of Value Will Come to You Shortly (LP, 1968)
35. Jan & Dean - The Anaheim, Azusa and Cucamonga Sewing Circle, Book Review and Timing Association (CD, 1964)
36. Dean Martin - I Take a Lot of Pride in What I Am (CD, 1969)