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Radio RPB #004

Radio RPB Episode #004

Radio RPB

Presented March 23, 2018

You’ll hear it in my voice. I got a little TOO excited about the records I chose for you this week.  My excitement is understandable,  because these records are all worthy of a platter party, and that’s exactly what we’re going to do.

Compilation of rare Larry Williams recordings
Unreleased Larry Williams, Specialty, 1986

We start off with a killer,  an early take of Larry Williams’ Bad Boy.  They smoothed out the edges a bit for the final version, but this version is W-I-L-D and it’s taken straight off the LP  Unreleased Larry Williams.

Some friends were discussing  under-rated LP’s this week and I nominated The Kinks Kontroversy. The World Keeps Going Round is a highlight from that must-have 1965 LP.

The Booty Don't Stop
The Booty Tape

I discovered The Booty Don’t Stop at a live show in 2002 . Pre-show, the headliners were playing this entire CD over the PA as the audience grew increasingly restless. The headliners  were Jay Bennett and Edward Burch.

300 Pounds Of Hongry (written by Tony Joe White)  is a bouncy cut from Carlene Carter’s Blue Nun LP. Carlene  saw enormous (and deserved) mainstream success in the ’90s, but she first got my attention with Blue Nun and Musical Shapes, a duo of LPs featuring the extended Rockpile family.

Lene Lovich

Lene Lovich is a name that you don’t hear much these days but she figured big in my New Wave adventures. Her debut album Stateless was full of great songs, but the New Toy single from a few years later remains my favorite.

MSR Madness Vol. 1
The Beat Of The Traps, Tommy Ardolino’s compilation of song-poems.

Norm Burns sings one of my all-time favorite song-poem tracks. I know the song title doesn’t make any sense, but a lyric like “Baby, Set Your Date On Time” should be  allowed to defy standard syntax.

The Sprague Brothers first caught my attention with their Hightone Records release Let The Chicks Fall Where They May, but the lovely It Doesn’t Hurt Anymore comes from The Savage Sprague Brothers, a self-released compilation of early tracks.

Spring was an early 70’s project of Diane Rovell and Marilyn WIlson (née. Marilyn Rovell).  Marilyn’s husband Brian produced and I’m pretty sure we can hear him singing along toward the end of the song.

Myracle Brah ends the set with the opening track from their debut LP Life On Planet Eartsnop. I don’t know how to pronounce “Eartsnop” so I didn’t even try.


Larry Williams – Bad Boy (Alternate Version)
The Kinks – The World Keeps Going Round
The Booty Don’t Stop – Ypsilanti All Stars
Jay Bennett and Edward Burch – Drinking On Your Dime
Lene LovichNew Toy
Norm Burns – Baby Set Your Date On Time
The Sprague Brothers – It Doesn’t Hurt Anymore
Spring – Sweet Mountain
Myracle Brah – Whisper Softly


Radio RPB 003 March 16, 2018

Betty Hutton at the CBS microphone

Radio RPB presented March 16, 2018.

We’re having a platter party.

If they spin at  33, 45, 78 or 500 rpm, I’ll play ’em.

Dion & The Belmonts – My Girl The Month Of May
Nick Lowe – Time Wounds All Heels
Tim Heap – Ghost Train
Aimee Mann – Lies of Summer
David Nagler – Court in Session
East River Pipe – I Won’t Dream About The Girl
Steam – Love And Affection
Betty Hutton – Hamlet

Bonus Video

RPB RADIO 002 March 9, 2018

Little Eva – Makin’ With The Magilla (Dimension)
Gunbunnies – My Favorite Waste Of Time (Max Recordings)
Lane Steinberg – You’re Not Connected To the Internet (Bandcamp <>)
Charlie Chesterman – Ona Stacka Bibles (Slow River Records)
The Beatles – Eight Days A Week (Capitol)
Cilla Black – I’ve Been Wrong Before (Capitol)
The Good Life Ltd – You’re All I Need To Get By (Jester)
Dr. Feelgood – Hi-Rise (United Artists Records)
Geechie Smith And His Orchestra – And I Wants To Thank Ya (Capitol Americana)


A pretty darn good hour of music hosted by me as guest on WCNI’s The Dead Air Radio Show. I’ve never been too much for theme shows, and I fully delivery on that promise in this hour.

Set list and link to audio below.

00:00 RPB Intro/ID at head (Under: OverUnderSidewaysDown/Enoch Light’s Action)
01:13 Heart – 2 of Clubs
03:50 Good Times – Easybeats
07:10 Crazy Girl – The Incredible Casuals
09:35 RPB (Under: Day After Day/Sandy Nelson)
10:39 PSA Hunger Prevention “We’d Do Anything For Kids”
11:39 Did Everybody Just Get Old? – Graham Parker & The Figgs
14:57 Things That Disappear – Rhett Miller
18:18 Arkansas Summer – Chris Maxwell
21:50 RPB (under: Something In The Air/Sandy Nelson)
23:18 Girl In Golden Disc – The Records
26:53 Makes Me Feel Good – Pete Ham
28:38 Mare,Take Me Home – NRBQ
31:47 Here’s To You – Hamilton Camp
33:59 RPB (under: Caravan/Chet Atkins)
34:49 PSA “Make a Moment”
36:00 Different For Girls – Joe Pernice
38:49 The EMI Song (Smile For Me) – Alex Chilton
43:45 Aleyuya – Los Shakers
45:36 Terry, Who You Gonna Marry? – Paul Westerberg
49:25 RPB (under: Happening’s Ten Years Time Ago/Sandy Nelson)
50:57 I Heard The Bluebirds Sing – The Paley Brothers
53:39 My Girl the Month of May – Dion
55:50 RPB (under: Come Together/Count Basie)
56:47 Witchi Tai To – Everything Is Everything 45