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Postwar atmospherica. High bop modernism and Afro-Latin sounds, twilight exotica and soundtrack moods, soul stompers and weepers, hypnotic R&B and blues, mystical '60s pop, lonely country, lonelier rock 'n' roll, instrumental weirdness, electronic creaking. Bringing worlds beyond into the worlds at hand.

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Options December 8, 2016

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Artist Track Album Label Comments Approx. start time
Joan Joyce Trio  Captured   Options 7" 45       
The Palms and Lefty Bates Band  Edna   Options 7" 45      0:03:20 (Pop‑up)
Chase Canfil  Woke Up This Morning   Options 7" 45    there's that "Quiet Village" riff again  0:06:09 (Pop‑up)
Jimbo's Combo  Hokus Pokus   Options 7" 45      0:08:16 (Pop‑up)
Martin Denny for Crown Zellerbach  Introduction   Options Zee Radio '67    7" 33  0:10:57 (Pop‑up)
Arthur Lyman  Return to Paradise   Options Taboo Vol. 2: New Exotic Sounds of Arthur Lyman      0:14:55 (Pop‑up)
The Surfmen  Jungle Romance   Options The Sounds of Exotic Island      0:16:14 (Pop‑up)
Martin Denny for Crown Zellerbach  Toilet Tissue   Options Zee Radio '67    7" 33  0:19:56 (Pop‑up)
Angelo Badalamenti  Twin Peaks Theme   Options Music From Twin Peaks OST    7" 33  0:19:56 (Pop‑up)
Księżyc  Flażoletowa   Options Rabbit Eclipse       
 
Music behind DJ:
 
welcome to the club         0:25:30 (Pop‑up)
Lou Johnson  It Ain't No Use   Options 7" 45      0:44:34 (Pop‑up)
Reverend Cleophus Robinson  Elijah Rock   Options 7" 45      0:47:59 (Pop‑up)
Pedro Esquivel Orch.  Lonely Moon   Options 7" 45      0:49:11 (Pop‑up)
Ray Johnson  Been Alone So Long   Options 7" 45      0:53:06 (Pop‑up)
James Rivers  It's All Over   Options 7" 45      0:54:47 (Pop‑up)
Billy Ver Planck  Senor Blues   Options 7" 45      0:57:53 (Pop‑up)
Horace Silver Quintet  Safari   Options Further Explorations by the Horace Silver Quintet      1:00:49 (Pop‑up)
Billie Poole with the Junior Mance Trio  Them Blues   Options 7" 45      1:06:38 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
 
the wide open         1:09:53 (Pop‑up)
Debbie Craig  Johnny's Song   Options 7" 45      1:16:35 (Pop‑up)
Nico  It Was A Pleasure Then   Options Chelsea Girl      1:20:59 (Pop‑up)
Tape  Oak Player   Options Milieu      1:28:01 (Pop‑up)
Bridget St. John  Lizard-Long-Tongue Boy   Options Ask Me No Questions      1:31:35 (Pop‑up)
Jon Betmead  Marie Elene   Options Loneliness of the Long Distance Folk Singer (homemade compilation)      1:33:36 (Pop‑up)
Maitreya Kali (Satya Sai Maitreya Kali)  Ice and Snow   Options Apache: Sound Track from Yosemite      1:37:45 (Pop‑up)
Frank Thomas  Love You Deep, Or Not At All   Options 7" 45      1:40:04 (Pop‑up)
Allen Matthews  Good Loving Care   Options 7" 45      1:43:19 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
 
jungle speaks         1:53:03 (Pop‑up)
Wardell Gray  Twisted   Options The Wardell Gray Story vol. 3      1:53:27 (Pop‑up)
Annie Ross  Twisted   Options Annie Ross Sings EP      1:55:17 (Pop‑up)
Joe Holiday  Donde   Options Latin Moods EP      1:58:23 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
 
isle of somewhere         2:01:12 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 10:02pm Little Danny:

welcome all to the extravaganz-ar
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 10:02pm Flash Strap:

Love this one, LD
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 10:03pm Little Danny:

That was a sublime edition of the Explorer's Room, Flash!
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 10:04pm hyde:

hello! i'm afeared i can only stay this week even less time than usual. but i'm here now and, in some sense, will be here later
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 10:05pm Flash Strap:

Thanks Danny. You spoil me with kind words my friend. If you're not careful you might improve my self esteem
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 10:06pm Little Danny:

Delighted to bend yer ear for even a minute Hyde!
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 10:06pm Flash Strap:

wow this is a good one here
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 10:09pm Flash Strap:

so cool to hear these quiet village bits repurposed
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 10:11pm JtotheK:

hello everyone -- Flash, I caught the first 1/2 of your program, have to check out the rest via archives - some really great tunes!
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 10:12pm Flash Strap:

Thanks JK!

LD: so cool to hear Denny himself describe basically just exactly how exotica works. what a find, man
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 10:12pm Little Danny:

Greetings J2tK!
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 10:13pm Little Danny:

@Flash, "Quiet Village" got repurposed by several different R&B and surf acts.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 10:14pm Little Danny:

I know, I love how Denny builds out that tone poem motif by motif
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 10:15pm JtotheK:

had to google 'crown zellerbach'. always learning thanks to WFMU...
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 10:21pm Little Danny:

wtf is the "soft life"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 10:23pm JtotheK:

excellent question. speaking of Twin Peaks -- I finished 'The Secret History of Twin Peaks' book a few weeks ago. Worth a read!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 10:23pm JtotheK:

Now, have to re-watch the show to prep for the new season...
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 10:24pm Little Danny:

When exactly is the new season scheduled to appear? And are you nervous about it like me?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 10:26pm JtotheK:

not sure what the air date will end up being...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 10:29pm JtotheK:

nervous... a bit, i suppose. i didn't see the show when it aired originally, watched it when the dvd's came out. (and the movie on dvd.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 10:29pm melinda:

nice sounds.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 10:29pm JtotheK:

so i don't have 20+ years of build up to live up to, only 10-ish years of expectations. ha.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 10:30pm Little Danny:

Hi Melinda, and thanks!
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 10:31pm Little Danny:

Yeah I'm in the same boat J2tK
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/8/16 10:31pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Danny and post-explorers
...i like what's going on here.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 10:33pm Little Danny:

Hello coelacanth! I do too!
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 10:42pm Dano59:

ipod set to WFMU app and wired into the stereo. Tuned in, in more ways than one. Love Arthur Lyman, M. Denny like crazy, and played a jimmy Scott Fire Walk With Me track on my own show last week.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 10:46pm Little Danny:

Thanks Dano! God I love the Fire Walk... soundtrack and that Scott track in particular
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/8/16 10:47pm Scraps deSelby:

h'lo
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 10:47pm JtotheK:

was mentioning on Explorer's Room board that i tend to listen to 50s/60s jazz during the winter time... was thinking of spinning 'Mambo with Tjader' around the house this weekend.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 10:47pm Little Danny:

Scraps! I dig your new assumed surname
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 10:50pm Little Danny:

Yeah, totally, j2tk. Cal Tjader's early stuff is so warm. Maybe it just makes me imagine some cozy nightclub
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 10:53pm JtotheK:

tjader's 'tjader plays afro-cuban' 10" is a good one, too. you're right - any of his early stuff is worth a listen.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 10:55pm melinda:

I like melancholy folk/folk rock during the winter months.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 10:57pm geezerette:

This set is so moody and rich.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 10:58pm Little Danny:

I dig where you're coming from Melinda. Any particular artists/titles you'd recommend?
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 10:58pm Flash Strap:

I'm sort of away from the comments, LD, but all-in on the tunes. This show's been great, great, grand
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 10:59pm geezerette:

melinda, same here. And blues, jazz...
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 11:03pm still b/p:

Enjoying all this -- and a star-click for Senor Blues was irresistible.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 11:03pm melinda:

@Danny: I like Fairport Convention's self-titled album. Bridget St. John. Judee Sill. Also, I find a lot of new-to-me 'loner folk' on Micah's show, Fridays at 9 am.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 11:05pm Little Danny:

Thanks, and oh man, Bridget St. John. Such a favorite. One of the most beautiful voices in UK folk
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 11:05pm Little Danny:

Evenin' still b/p! You have excellent proper tastes
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 11:08pm melinda:

There's a nice 3-CD set that came out this year or last called Dust on the Nettles: a Journey Through the British Underground Folk Scene 1967-72.
  Thu. 12/8/16 11:11pm Dean:

Did you see my earlier message today about Dust on the Nettles to you, melinda?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 11:12pm melinda:

No, not today. Were you the one who discovered a 4-disc set?
  Thu. 12/8/16 11:13pm Dean:

I didn't discover one. I found evidence of one, but it turns out there was never a fourth disc. Cherry Red confirms it has always been three. My suspicion is that the site where I saw the reference (inc. a track list!) was bootlegging it.
  Thu. 12/8/16 11:13pm Dean:

Thus, I ordered my copy direct from them today!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 11:14pm melinda:

Interesting. At least now we know we're not missing out! I ordered direct from them too.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 11:16pm geezerette:

nice!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 11:17pm melinda:

I also like melancholy film scores in winter. Thanks to WFMU I learned about Tariverdiev and got the box set of his works that came out recently.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 11:17pm Little Danny:

Thanks for the tip on Nettles, Melinda! It's new to me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 11:18pm melinda:

This is beautiful.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 11:18pm Little Danny:

Ah, geezerette! So glad you're here
  Thu. 12/8/16 11:19pm Dean:

I confess, I am now playing a CD on the home system to lull my kids to sleep. It is Jordi Savall's recital of John Dowland's Lacrimae. If you're melancholy, it'll do ya.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 11:20pm Little Danny:

Thanks, Melinda - it's a 45 I picked up quite recently. Don't know anything about it except that the address listed on the label is Birmingham, Michigan
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 11:20pm Little Danny:

Got some Bridget St. John lined up for you Melinda
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 11:21pm melinda:

Ah, Chelsea Girl is also a cold weather favorite album. Thanks for all the folky stuff!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 11:23pm melinda:

There was some discussion on another comment board recently about the similarity between Bridget and Nico.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/8/16 11:25pm coelacanth∅:

funny, melinda - i was reading an email about that Nico discussion just now as this song started.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 11:25pm geezerette:

Love Nico. A hot mug of tea with a drop of rum would be lovely too, might do that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 11:26pm JtotheK:

gonna catch the rest via archives -- thanks for the tunes, Danny - enjoyed them! good night everyone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/8/16 11:27pm coelacanth∅:

- i guess i can say i really Love SOME Nico.
-3 of her albums, i think.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 11:27pm geezerette:

stay warm,JtotheK.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/8/16 11:27pm coelacanth∅:

gnight JK
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 11:29pm Little Danny:

@J2tK, thanks for the ears - g'night!
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 11:29pm geezerette:

hi coel, don't have her albums apart from VU, but whenever I hear her I listen.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 11:30pm melinda:

This is really nice.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/8/16 11:33pm coelacanth∅:

ah this album.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 11:34pm geezerette:

melinda, I remember the discussion began with similarity between Bridget St. John & Nico. How funny.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 11:35pm melinda:

What a great title for a compilation!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/8/16 11:37pm coelacanth∅:

g, i have a few, and i've heard the rest...doesn't make me qualified, but i like marble index, desertshore, and chelsie girls - probably in that order.
her singing is the least off-key on those and the influence of John Cale and of Tom Wilson are most apparent on those, which is a good thing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/8/16 11:38pm coelacanth∅:

(damn i keep misspelling "chelsea" and saying "girls")
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 11:39pm geezerette:

Great info coel! thank you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/8/16 11:40pm coelacanth∅:

(i'd lend you my cds and vinyl, except for the 3000 miles apart thing.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 11:40pm melinda:

@coel: I don't know the other albums but yeah, the producer/musicians for Chelsea Girl really made a difference. I like the alternate chelsie spelling. I didn't know anything about Tom Wilson until Irwin started playing his shows.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/8/16 11:42pm coelacanth∅:

i knew his basic story, read many liner notes he made; but never heard those shows. they're pretty amazing.
- what a cool guy.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 11:42pm geezerette:

we all need teleportation.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/8/16 11:44pm coelacanth∅:

loving this set Danny.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 11:44pm melinda:

I probably have some albums with his liner notes but my turntable has been in a box under a bunch of stuff for the last 13 years, so I haven't been reading album covers for a while.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 11:45pm Little Danny:

Thanks Coel!
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 11:46pm geezerette:

Danny, loved the early winter mood.
Good night all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/8/16 11:47pm coelacanth∅:

this is how smart i am... when i was little and i'd read liner notes by Tom Wilson, i always assumed it was Brian and Dennis Wilson's father!
- and when i read liner notes by Ralph Gleason always got him confused with Jackie Gleason!
DUH!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/8/16 11:52pm coelacanth∅:

oh, goodnight g.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 11:53pm melinda:

Time to hit the sack. Thanks for the tunes, Danny!
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 11:54pm Little Danny:

G'night Melinda - thanks for inspiring my folk/folk-rock set!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/8/16 11:54pm coelacanth∅:

'night melinda.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 11:55pm Little Danny:

Thanks as always geezerette!
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 11:57pm Dano59:

still here, listening, relaxing, exotically. Velvet cushions, the whole bit. (no animal prints, though)
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 12/8/16 11:59pm Little Danny:

That is a perfect vision Dano
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/9/16 12:02am coelacanth∅:

Excellent program Danny!
Thanks.
good night all.
Avatar 🎃 Fri. 12/9/16 12:06am Little Danny:

Thanks everybody for being here! Much love to y'all!
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