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October 19, 2007 Options
"I was so far in this thing, I didn't know where I was gonna go next"
(John Coltrane)
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Artist Selection Album    (Label / Recording date)
Theme Music:
Sarah Webster Fabio 
Jujus: Alchemy of the Blues   Options Jujus: Alchemy of the Blues
(Folkways 1976)
ECD  In Tempo   Options Major Force: The Original Art-Form
(Mo Wax 1990)

Sugar Boy Crawford 

What's Wrong
(Listen: )
Chess New Orleans
(Chess 1954)
Sonny Day  Creature From Outer Space   Options

The Ultimate 50's
Rockin' Sci-Fi Disc

(Viper )
Bobby "Blue" Bland  Woke Up Screaming   Options The Earls of Duke:
Bobby "Blue" Bland & Little Junior Parker
(Rev-Ola 1955)
Hoptones  The Island Which Can   Options

Ryukyu Rare Groove:
Shimauta Pops in 60's and 70's

(Polystar )
Camille Howard & Her Boyfriends  Money Blues   Options Jazz in Los Angeles 1921-1956
(Rhino 1951)

Talkover Music:
Bud Powell 
Comin' Up   Options The Scene Changes
(Blue Note 1958)


Bonanza Ska
(Listen: )
The History of Ska
(Receiver 1965)
Watty Burnett  Dash It Pon Him   Options

You and Me on a
Country Jamboree

(unreleased 1977)
The Travellers  False Leaders   Options Black Black Minds
(Pressure Sounds 1977)
Johnnie Osbourne  African Wake   Options Jamaica to Toronto:
Soul, Funk & Reggae 1967-1974
(Light in the Attic )

Promise Is a Comfort to a Fool   Options Shanty Town Determination
(Blood and Fire 1977)
Prince Far I  Every Time I Hear the Word   Options Voice of Thunder
(Trojan 1981)

Talkover Music:
Glenn Lee 
Joyful Sounds   Options Sacred Steel
(Arhoolie )

Chico Hamilton Quintet 

Nature By Emerson
(Listen: )
Gongs East!
(Warner Bros. 1959)
Don Cherry Quintet  Neropolitan Suite: Dios & Diablo   Options Live at the Café Montmartre
(ESP 1966)
Peter Brötzmann Quartet  Tell a Green Man   Options


(Calig 1969)
Cecil Taylor  I Love Paris   Options Love for Sale
(United Artists 1959)

Talkover Music:
Hey Mr Bundle   Options Make New Friends
(Tru Thoughts 2004)

Allen Ginsberg 

The Grey Monk
(Listen: )
Songs of Innocence and Experience
(Verve/Forecast 1969)

The Carolina Lady   Options Dark Holler:
Old Love Songs and Ballads
(SMithsonian/Folkways 1965)
Euphoria  Did You Get the Letter   Options A Gift From Euphoria
(Capitol 1969)
Penny Arkade  Year of the Monkey   Options Not the Freeze
(Sundazed 1968)
Vashti Bunyan  Don't Believe What They Say   Options

Some Things Just
Stick in Your Mind

(Fat Cat/Spinney 1964)
Lavender Diamond  Rise in the Springtime   Options The Cavalry of Light
(Lavender Diamond 2005)
Laura Veirs  Ohio Clouds   Options Troubled by the Fire
(Bella Union 2003)

Closing Theme:
John Lee Hooker 
Stand By   Options I Feel Good
(Jewel 1971)

Listener comments!

  Fri. 10/19/07 9:08am Pamela:

I thought you sounded a little phlegmy... But it's kind of a blues voice, so it works.
  Fri. 10/19/07 9:14am Doug:

Well, this is how pneumonia sounds, sorry to say. But I do loves the deep voice!
  Fri. 10/19/07 9:15am Pamela:

Pneumonia! Damn! I thought it was just allergies. Be careful of walking pneumonia... remember Jim Hensen...
  Fri. 10/19/07 9:19am Parq:

Chicken soup, Doug. It couldn't hurt.
  Fri. 10/19/07 9:26am Doug:

True story: Jim Henson lived up the street from me when I was a kid. For a while Henson was our paper boy!
  Fri. 10/19/07 9:44am liz french:

doug, I'm picturing you weaving and bobbing along with the reggae, tea w/honey and lemon in one hand, Alka Seltzer Cold Plus in the other, the music weaving through the cottony brain cells...

you're the velvet fog today!
  Fri. 10/19/07 9:54am Doug:

Definitely weaving. Bobbing not so much.
  Fri. 10/19/07 10:16am paul:

Great reggae section kept me awake on my long drive to work... though wasn't that The William Tell Overture, not Bonanza? HiYoooo Silveeerrrrr!!!!
  Fri. 10/19/07 10:55am Pamela:

This has been beautiful. Why did you have to play this right before 11:00? When do I get to go to the bathroom?
  Fri. 10/19/07 11:02am Doug:

Dear listeners, please keep the comments coming throughout the next hour. And don't forget to email me comments about the documentary. I will forward them to the producer. Enjoy!
  Fri. 10/19/07 11:10am Parq:

Well, here goes another hour's productivity...
  Fri. 10/19/07 11:20am Parq:

Sorry to hog the space, but listening to this Alabama section draws the Christopher Paul Curtis book for young people, "The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963" irresistably to mind. Everyone touched by the knowledge of what happened that day in Birmingham, whether or not you have school age children (but especially if you do) shold read this compelling, richly detailed novel.
  Fri. 10/19/07 11:25am Doug:

That Alabama passage with the MLK eulogy has been running in mind every since '01 when I first heard this documentary. Coming up later in this segment, there is a fascinating overdubbing of a singer "performing" Coltrane's poem on the Love Supreme record along with Coltrane playing the last section of A Love Supreme. Amazing stuff.
  Fri. 10/19/07 11:31am Dave in NC:

Doug...Drape a towel over your head and lean over a vintage radio while this documentary is on. Breathe deeply. Repeat weekly.
  Fri. 10/19/07 11:35am north guinea hills:

i've been traveling the last 2 fridays and have missed the first 2 parts. i just have to say that this doc. is devastatingly beautiful. thank you so much!
  Fri. 10/19/07 11:45am liz french:

OMG OMG OMG--the numero uno DESERT ISLAND ALBUM: Hartman and Coltrane.

I'm so happy to be hearing this doc.
  Fri. 10/19/07 11:59am Jaime:

the documentary is beautiful. thanks for playing it.
  Fri. 10/19/07 11:59am Dave in NC:

Like N. Guinea, I'm 2 installments late to the party. This is fantastic! I can't understand why this is only the second time it has aired. This should be more available.
  Fri. 10/19/07 12:02pm Doug:

I will do everything I can to help the producer convince those who need to be convinced to allow this documentary to be released commercially. If the opportunity to rebroadcast it for the archive ever arises, I will run again so it can be archived for posterity. Your positive comments (emailed to me, and forwarded to the producer) may be helpful in this regard.
  Fri. 10/19/07 12:02pm Adrian, London:

That wa really enjoyable.
  Fri. 10/19/07 12:04pm north guinea hills:

pure joy
  Fri. 10/19/07 12:05pm Pamela:

I loved the singer performing the poem...
  Fri. 10/19/07 12:05pm Greg:

Doug, you are a superior programmer. I love your show, but this Coltrane show goes beyond good disk jockeying to a major public service. I can't believe that this has not been broadcast regularly, or is not available on CD. Thanks so much!!
  Fri. 10/19/07 12:08pm Jeromy:

I now perhaps understand a little more why it is often uncomfortable to listen to Coltrane's music. I adore him but there is something truly beyond music alone that is going on. This is often in conflict with or simply at odds with a more mundane intention of "listening to some tune" His voice is rich indeed. His pursuit is universal.
  Fri. 10/19/07 12:10pm Doug:

I have been dying to hear this documentary again for six years. It is a deep and sublime pleasure to be able to share it with you.
  Fri. 10/19/07 12:12pm Pamela:

OK, wait, can you give me the full name? I want to send the refernce to my brother, who will also want to hear it.
  Fri. 10/19/07 12:18pm north guinea hills:

what jeromy said
  Fri. 10/19/07 12:36pm Doug:

The name of the doc is "Tell Me How Long Trane's Been Gone." Produced by Steve Rowland (who conducted the interviews over the course of more than 20 years) and written by Larry Abrams. For more info, go to and search for an email address for Steve Rowland.
  Wed. 6/24/09 4:06pm Larisa:

This playlist includes a track from "Ryukyu Rare Groove: Shimauta Pops in 60's-70's." Do you have track/artist info on this magnificent album? Thanks!
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