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October 14, 2014 Options
Happy 52nd birthday, Cuban Missile Crisis
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Artist Selection Album    (Label / Recording date)
Theme Music:
James Brown 
Cold Sweat (pt. 1)   Options b/w Cold Sweat (pt. 2)
(King 1967)

Louis Armstrong  The Daughter of a Planter from Havana   Options
Mildred Bailey  The Weekend of a Private Secretary   Options
Buddy Pipp's Highlifers  Cuban Nightingale   Options
Lina Romay w/Xavier Cugat  A Week in Havana   Options
Andy Kirk  Cuban Boogie Woogie   Options
Slim Gaillard  Cuban Rumbarini   Options

Talkover Music:
Sabu Martínez 
High Tension   Options In Orbit
(SMC 1960)

Jack Costanzo  Learn Afro-Cuban   Options
Charlie Stewart & the Gem Tones  Hey! Castro   Options
Gene Freeman  Fidel Castro   Options
Jaybee Wasden  De Castrow (Hey Castro)   Options
Dave Bartholomew  Ah Cubanas   Options
Los Zafiros  Bossa Cubana   Options

Talkover Music:
Jack Costanzo 
Bajo Numero Uno   Options

Antonio Molina y Orquesta Montilla  Cuaba No Debe Favores   Options
Angel Parra y Los Blops  Cuba Va   Options
Olodum  Vinheta Cuba-Brasil   Options
Tito Puente  Cuban Nightingale   Options
Caridad Cuervo  Jardín Cubano   Options
Fruko y Sus Tesos  Cuba y Mi Son   Options

Closing Theme:
Specks Williams 
We Gave the Drummer Some   Options b/w Specks Blues
(Jax 196?)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/14/14 5:35pm Artie:

These are not the jetpacks we were promised.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/14/14 5:36pm Doug Schulkind:

Please don't use the term "wetbacks" on this page, Artie. What?...Oops. Nevermind.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/14/14 5:42pm annie:

locked and loaded! i remember this event actually very well..
Avatar Tue. 10/14/14 5:43pm glenn:

i was 1.8 years old.
Avatar Tue. 10/14/14 5:44pm glenn:

sorry. i was 3.8.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/14/14 5:44pm Doug Schulkind:

I was 2.3.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/14/14 5:45pm Doug Schulkind:

i was still 2.3.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/14/14 5:46pm annie:

i was just past 9
Avatar Tue. 10/14/14 5:47pm glenn:

9.1? 9.2?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/14/14 5:48pm annie:

oh jeez... uh.. ok.. 9 years 3 months.. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/14/14 5:48pm Doug Schulkind:

Speaking of numbers, just $24 pledged will push us up to 50% of the goal!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/14/14 5:51pm annie:

i'm on the slow drip version, doug
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/14/14 5:52pm Doug Schulkind:

I think of you more as a French Roast, Annie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/14/14 5:53pm Doug Schulkind:

I'll get this think percolating in 7 minutes...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/14/14 5:54pm annie:

yes!!! how did you guess! and only in a french press...
Avatar Tue. 10/14/14 5:55pm glenn:

as long as she's not the cat poop blend.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/14/14 5:56pm Carmichael:

Hiya Doug and drummers. I was 5.something ....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 10/14/14 5:56pm listener james from westwood:

A jetpack setback? Get back, lest I ketjak!


I'll see myself out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/14/14 5:57pm Gary:

Yay!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 10/14/14 5:58pm listener james from westwood:

As to the crisis in Cuber, I was as yet not on the scene, but my dad was called back to active Army duty for the duration. My not yet mom was duly freaked out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/14/14 5:58pm Doug Schulkind:

Hi Carm! Hi Listener James! Hi Gary! Hi (mystery person who shall be next)!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 10/14/14 5:59pm listener james from westwood:

Later that month, according to a surviving Polaroid, he added a beard and a stogie to his Army cap and greens for a quickie Castro costume. (My mom was a bee, and her parents, in an even more priceless pic, were beatniks.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/14/14 6:00pm Doug Schulkind:

Speaking of Polaroid, I believe today is George Eastman's birthday. Born in, what, 1884?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 10/14/14 6:02pm listener james from westwood:

Even earlier, 1854! He was still firmly in the black-and-white era.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/14/14 6:04pm Doug Schulkind:

Oops. This is what happened on todays date in 1884: The American inventor, George Eastman, receives a U.S. Government patent on his new paper-strip photographic film.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 10/14/14 6:05pm listener james from westwood:

I occasionally have to check this, but Fidel is actually still alive.
@Doug: Still a big date for him. Hell, for what it brought him, who'd spite him moving his birthday to today?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/14/14 6:07pm Doug Schulkind:

And who could forget my Fidel Castro birthday special last year? wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 10/14/14 6:07pm listener james from westwood:

I LOVE this Bailey cut. WFMU search shows it as a GTDR exclusive between you and UM.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/14/14 6:08pm Doug Schulkind:

UM just played it within the past coupla weeks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 10/14/14 6:09pm listener james from westwood:

Where the hell was I that I didn't hear that b'day show? Inexcusable. Bookmarked.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/14/14 6:09pm Rich in Washington:

Hola, Doug!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/14/14 6:10pm Doug Schulkind:

A few tracks from that show will find their way on to today's playlist.

Hellloooo Rich in Washington!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/14/14 6:14pm Doug Schulkind:

Mary Lou Williams on piano with Andy Kirk here...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/14/14 6:17pm Doug Schulkind:

When does 24 = 50? When you pledge just $24 more, our total goes to 50%! Do the math, people!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/14/14 6:18pm Jeff Golick:

Bay of Pigs is such a resonant place name.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/14/14 6:20pm Gary:

I was gonna say, but didn't want to appear didactic. Also, I like the idea of a Xavier Cougar.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/14/14 6:22pm Jeff Golick:

Fun stuff on Cugat re wiki:
Cugat was born as Francisco de Asís Javier Cugat Mingall de Bru y Deulofeu.
His fifth wife was Charo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/14/14 6:24pm Doug Schulkind:

Hi Jeff Golick!

The name Xavier Cougat always makes me think of the cholatey nougat center of some generic candy bar.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/14/14 6:25pm Doug Schulkind:

Next up: Left left left left left left.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/14/14 6:26pm Jeff Golick:

Hi Doug!

Ok, I'll be that guy: the nougat association would explain the extra O you have in his name...

I'll follow listener james out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/14/14 6:26pm Doug Schulkind:

That would be my problem, Jeff Golick!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/14/14 6:27pm Carmichael:

Xavier Cougar Mellencamp. Hey Doug, will there be any Phil Ochs prattling on about injustices?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/14/14 6:27pm Doug Schulkind:

I think I've been spelling Cugat's name wrong since at least his third wife.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/14/14 6:28pm Doug Schulkind:

Gene Freeman sounds a whole lot like Brother Claude Ely!
Avatar Tue. 10/14/14 6:28pm still b/p:

This was my introduction to Castro when I was 5, and my my older brother asked the sibs -- in some kind of cocky current events awareness check -- whether it was Castro or Khrushchev pictured on the cover.
upload.wikimedia.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/14/14 6:29pm Doug Schulkind:

No Folksy Ochsy prattling this evening, Carmichael.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 10/14/14 6:29pm listener james from westwood:

Alfred E. Neuman was in on those CIA plots to whack the Beard, I see.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/14/14 6:30pm Doug Schulkind:

Nice one, still b/p. I can practically smell the tabacky!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/14/14 6:32pm Jeff Golick:

I thought it was Richard Libertini.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/14/14 6:34pm Doug Schulkind:

His statue of his wife stands in New York Harbor: Lady Libertini.

Thanks. I'll be here all week!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 10/14/14 6:34pm listener james from westwood:

Make that two Libertinis, with some olives in mine.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/14/14 6:35pm Doug Schulkind:

Ladies and gents, restoring some sanity to the proceedings: Los "Bigger Than the Beatles" Zafiros.
Avatar Tue. 10/14/14 6:37pm glenn:

xavier cougar mellencamp is a tribute band playing mellencamp songs with son rhythms. and if they aren't, they should be.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/14/14 6:38pm Jeff Golick:

Little pink casas, for you and yo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/14/14 6:42pm Gary:

Enjoying this as I frantically attempt to flash fry some chicken breasts in lime
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/14/14 6:43pm Doug Schulkind:

Anyone wanna help us climb up to the 50% mark with a $24 pledge? I'd be muy feliz!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/14/14 6:43pm Gary:

More than enjoying this, actually
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/14/14 6:43pm Doug Schulkind:

I hope you're not texting while flash frying, Gary.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/14/14 6:44pm Gary:

Back & forth!
Avatar Tue. 10/14/14 6:44pm glenn:

gary is the crippen of chicken breasts.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/14/14 6:47pm Gary:

HOLY CRAP they're delicious! Simultaneously stir-fried lime+garlic kale in a wok as I did the chicken. Dinner is ON ... :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 10/14/14 6:48pm listener james from westwood:

Viva Olodum!
Nice work, Gary! Will strap on my jetpack and be there in a trice with a suitable wine pairing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/14/14 6:48pm Doug Schulkind:

Stir crazy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/14/14 6:49pm Doug Schulkind:

The father of NYC television meteorologist Audrey Puente is up next.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/14/14 6:53pm Doug Schulkind:

Caridad is about 14 here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/14/14 6:55pm annie:

man, pilar is missing a great show. sending her the link..
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/14/14 6:57pm Doug Schulkind:

I bet she's a Pillar of her community.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/14/14 7:00pm Gary:

This is one of the most out of control shows I've heard in a while!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/14/14 7:00pm Gary:

*was .... :(
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 10/14/14 7:01pm listener james from westwood:

Sweet show. Fair play for Cuba from stem to stern! Muchas gracias!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/14/14 7:01pm Doug Schulkind:

Out of control = good radio.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/14/14 7:01pm Doug Schulkind:

Thanks peeps!
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