Radio Unnameable


Fass, Bob, 1933-2021 (Host,Former owner)
Davy, Dick (Speaker)
Elliot, Steve (Speaker)
Guillery, Adrian, 1940- (Performer)
Guthrie, Arlo (Speaker)
Steig, Jeremy (Performer)
WBAI Radio (New York, N.Y.) (Broadcaster)
Radio Unnameable
Jeremy Steig, Adrian Guillory, Dick Davie, and Arlo Guthrie. The tape begins with a recording of a routine about a flat world. Bob comments that Radio Unnameable cannot play the version of "Alice's Restaurant" that it had been playing because Arlo doesn't like the recording. Arlo Guthrie introduces and plays "Alice's Restaurant Massacree Part 2," which is "Different than any other version." (The ve rsion played is the general mythic version with slight unique details like "dead cow in the hallway.") Bob says that Arlo Guthrie is in the studio. Arlo introduces Steve Elliott. There is a brief discussion about the different versions of Alice's Restaurant." Bob asks Arlo to stay. Jeremy Steig is also there. Bob discusses a variety of subjects with Dick Davie, who also takes phone calls. Callers choose which version of "Alice's Restaurant" is "better." Dick Davie mentions Jean Shepard. Bob joins in and mentions that "Alice's Restaurant" is not on any record that you can buy. The mikes are opened in the studio and Jeremy Steig and Adrian Guillory are playing an instrumental into "Let Me Tell You People (Just What's Going On)." Dick Davie continues to take calls. Callers like the first version of "Alice's Restaurant" better
Collection Name
Bob Fass papers, circa 1960-2011
Archival Context
Series I: Radio Unnameable, 1963-2011. Subseries I.1: Radio Unnameable, 1963-1969. Box no. Box 46;Box 102, Banker Box ; 1967 BOX 4-ALL 10"
Folk-rock music; Guthrie, Arlo. Alice's restaurant massacree
sound recordings
Radio call-in shows; Popular music radio programs; Live sound recordings
Publication Information
WBAI Radio (New York, N.Y.): New York (N.Y.). 1967-04-26
1967 April 26
Physical Description
2 audio files (Part number 3 file 1 : 70 minutes ; Part number 3 file 2 : 58 minutes)
Note (Bf number)
Original format: 1/4" open-reel audio
10.5" reel
Base material: acetate
Library Location
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
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