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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 June 8, 2017

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Artist Track Album Comments Approx. start time
Karel Velebny Nonet  Nude   Options Nonet     
Bennie Green  Catwalk   Options 7" 45    0:04:25 (Pop‑up)
Betty Carter  But Beautiful   Options Out There    0:07:38 (Pop‑up)
Eden Ahbez  The Wanderer   Options Eden's Island    0:11:09 (Pop‑up)
Douglas Gamley  Blue Coral   Options South Sea Island Magic    0:15:07 (Pop‑up)
Les Baxter  Star Dreams   Options Bora Bora    0:17:46 (Pop‑up)
The Soulful Strings  Within You Without You   Options 7" 45    0:20:41 (Pop‑up)
The Phoenix Trolley  Three-Part Invention (Too Many Trees in the Forest)   Options 7" 45    0:23:17 (Pop‑up)
The Factory  Path Through The Forest   Options Chocolate Soup For Diabetics, vol. 3    0:25:33 (Pop‑up)
Meddy's People  Fantasy World   Options Psychedelic Archaeology Volume 7    0:29:18 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
welcome to the club       0:31:56 (Pop‑up)
Len Bright Combo  Young Upwardly Mobile... and Stupid   Options Wreckless Eric Presents the Len Bright Combo    0:41:30 (Pop‑up)
Little Walter  Roller Coaster   Options 7" 45    0:42:56 (Pop‑up)
Bobby Gonzales  Got My Mo-Jo Working   Options 7" 45    0:47:03 (Pop‑up)
Bo Diddley  I'm Looking for a Woman   Options Bo Diddley's a Twister    0:48:17 (Pop‑up)
Sanger Shafer  Seven Day Blues   Options 7" 45    0:51:08 (Pop‑up)
Chuck Mills & the Monarchs  Who Was the Fool   Options 7" 45    0:52:32 (Pop‑up)
The Moonlighters  Broken Heart   Options 7" 45    0:54:19 (Pop‑up)
Nerve City  Living Wage   Options Nerve City: Recordings 2007-2008 LP (2010, Sweet Rot)    0:56:36 (Pop‑up)
Zorba and The Greeks  Shockwave   Options 7" 45    0:59:02 (Pop‑up)
The Offset: Spectacles  循環線 THE LOOP SWING   Options The Offset: Spectacles    1:01:13 (Pop‑up)
Holmes Sisters  Gonna Ride this Train   Options 7" 45    1:04:57 (Pop‑up)
Art Neville  Arabian Love Call   Options 7" 45    1:06:58 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
the wide open       1:09:53 (Pop‑up)
Ambassadors of Soul  Cool Sticks Beat (Pt. 1)   Options 7" 45    1:17:25 (Pop‑up)
Dell Ingrid  Try It You'll Like It - Pt 1   Options 7" 45    1:19:45 (Pop‑up)
Preston Epps Trio - vocals:Andre Franklin  Say Yeah!!   Options 7" 45    1:22:54 (Pop‑up)
Frances Faye  Comin' Home Baby   Options 7" 45    1:25:05 (Pop‑up)
T-V Slim and His Bluesmen  Love Bounce   Options 7" 45    1:27:04 (Pop‑up)
Nathaniel Mayer and His Fabulous Twilights  I Had a Dream   Options 7" 45  Look people, I'm merely a Kris Holmes copycat: https://wfmu.org/playlists/shows/71511  1:29:25 (Pop‑up)
Mac Rebennack and the Soul Orchestra  The Point   Options 7" 45    1:31:32 (Pop‑up)
'Baby Face' Willette  Somethin' Strange   Options 7" 45    1:33:53 (Pop‑up)
Duke Payne  Reaction   Options 7" 45    1:40:29 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
the jungle speaks       1:44:42 (Pop‑up)
The Paris Sisters  I Love How You Love Me   Options 7" 45    1:53:26 (Pop‑up)
Veronica  So Young   Options 7" 45    1:54:49 (Pop‑up)
Ruby and the Romantics  Your Baby Doesn't Love You Anymore   Options 7" 45    1:57:02 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 10:00pm hyde:

hello hello
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 10:01pm JtotheK:

hello hello hello
Avatar Thu. 6/8/17 10:01pm Flash Strap:

Hello !!!!

  Thu. 6/8/17 10:03pm MrFab:

Nude is a great way to kick off a show. Welcome to the Cool Blue Burlesque House. More naughty nekkid musics please!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 10:03pm JtotheK:

@Flash - been enjoying the shows lately, even though not always able to comment (until after kiddo bedtime, anyway).
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 10:03pm Little Danny:

Hyde, J2tK, Flash. Mis compadres!
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 10:04pm Little Danny:

Annnnndddd MrF! Hello sir
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/8/17 10:04pm coelacanth∅:

'ello 'ello
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 10:04pm Doug Schulkind:

This is Praguelicious.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 10:07pm doctorjazz:

Nice Benny Green (7", no less)~
Hi Flame Throwers!
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 10:08pm Little Danny:

Big Coel! Big Doug! Thank you both for being here!
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 10:09pm Little Danny:

Thanks Doctor, and hello! You may have divined that I have a terrible fetish for jazz 45s
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 10:09pm Little Danny:

They're just so damn affordable!
  Thu. 6/8/17 10:10pm MrFab:

I have a Jack Webb album where he does a spoken-word version of But Beautiful. One critic described his perfomance as "grim."
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 10:11pm Little Danny:

check the cover for Betty Carter: en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar Thu. 6/8/17 10:11pm still b/p:

Speakin' a' nude -- Starting with a mention on last night's Testify show, I started looking at the Nudie Cohn story, and...that's a story worth some lookin'.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 10:12pm hyde:

@Doc Jaz hah, yeah, crazy 45.

but i still can't get over the Alice Coltrane 45 from a week or two back.

who has an Alice Coltrane 45?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 10:12pm Doug Schulkind:

Wow! What a lineup on that Betty Carter LP.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 10:12pm Little Danny:

Haha, of course you do MrF. I know that album though don't own it. "Grim" is perfect
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 10:13pm Little Danny:

@Doug I know! Arranged by Gigi Gryce too. My favorite Carter album for many reasons, including the cover
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 10:14pm Little Danny:

Hi Still B/P! And, yeah! Cohn is what we talk about when we talk about the classic American Dream.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 10:16pm Little Danny:

@hyde: Impulse also released 45s by Albert Ayler and Ornette Coleman. I'll play the Coleman one of these days - it only came out on 45
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 10:16pm doctorjazz:

Alice Coltrane is really impressive, true @hyde. She's getting some attention these days.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 10:17pm doctorjazz:

The Ayler and Coleman 45s would be awesome to hear!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 10:18pm JtotheK:

gabor szabo has a cool cover of 'the beat goes on' on an impulse 45...
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 10:19pm Little Danny:

Yeah, I was thinking that too Doctor - it must be due to the Luaka Bop thing
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 10:19pm JtotheK:

...and john lee hooker 'money' is an impulse 45 i hope to find. someday.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 10:20pm Little Danny:

@Jason: reaching for my stash of Impulse 45s as I write
Avatar Thu. 6/8/17 10:20pm still b/p:

All this talk of important jazz...and I'm thinking how much I like Blue Coral. Ah, whuttamagonnado?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 10:22pm JtotheK:

re: Alice Coltrane - just saw that there's a link in the WFMU newsletter to an article about 'The Strange World of Alice Coltrane' - i'll give that a read later.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 10:26pm Little Danny:

It just goes to show that you are a listener of broad and impeccable tastes, still b/p!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 10:27pm doctorjazz:

I heard about Alice Coltrane's recent Ecstatic Music on NPR, read an article in The New Yorker...that's more attention than she ever got during her "heyday".
Avatar Thu. 6/8/17 10:30pm Dano59:

Good evening ... old business. On the Lonely Beat tip, Danny, I sent you a note on Twitter. That atmospheric 'seaside' song I mentioned here a few weeks back is 'Without You,' Joe Gaston and the Crew. Definitely one of yours! Maybe you got to it since. My attention is shot.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 10:30pm hyde:

haha, love the Alice Coltrane talk. The one cd i have here that is on display and watches over me is Universal Consciousness
Avatar Thu. 6/8/17 10:34pm Dano59:

show us the stash!
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 10:42pm Little Danny:

@Jason: here's a crappy pic of my impulse stash that I took just now:
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 10:44pm hyde:

ok. must sleep. night all!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 10:44pm JtotheK:

very nice!
Avatar Thu. 6/8/17 10:45pm Kris Holmes:

Little Walter :)
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 10:45pm Little Danny:

Hi Dano! I never check my twitter account any more but I'm surprised that I didn't seem to get the message notification. "Without You" is so insanely great
  Thu. 6/8/17 10:46pm MrFab:

You gotta open a diner Danny just so you can stock a jukebox with those 45s.
Avatar Thu. 6/8/17 10:47pm Dano59:

That it is. One of my favorite Office Naps tracks. (along with The Bangs' Go, Go Kitty ...)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 10:49pm Doug Schulkind:

Speaking of Coltrane, now seems as good a time as any to announce that, beginning Friday, June 16, and running for five consecutive Fridays — in five one-hour installments beginning at 11am (eastern)...

I will be airing the 5-part John Coltrane documentary Tell Me How Long Trane's Been Gone. It is simply spectacular. One of the most profoundly meaningful presentations of a creative artist's life and work I have ever encountered. I first aired it a decade ago and will be re-broadcasting it now to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Coltrane's passing, on July 17, 1967.

Because it is still commercially available (directly from the producer), I will not be archiving the broadcast of this documentary.

Make plans now to sit near your devices and streaming speakers 11am-noon (ET) for five consecutive Fridays, beginning June 16.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 10:50pm Little Danny:

@Jason, @Dano: Here's a MUCH better image of my Impulse stash: officenaps.com...
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 10:54pm Little Danny:

Krrrriiiiisssss Holmes! Got some stuff coming up that we've discussed in texts
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 10:54pm JtotheK:

@Danny - i know some of those! the larry frazier before/after is great. shirley scott 'soul sauce' - is the 45 a vocal version? (i think the LP version is...) - i'll (usually) grab impulse 45s when i see 'em marked affordably.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 10:55pm Little Danny:

And thanks MrF & Dano! I dream of such jukeboxes...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/8/17 10:58pm coelacanth∅:

gnight hyde
Avatar Thu. 6/8/17 10:58pm Dano59:

Nice that the See You Later WLP is in an ABC label group sleeve...
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 10:59pm Little Danny:

Night Hyde!
Avatar Thu. 6/8/17 10:59pm Dano59:

you'd need a chain of jukebox diners ... different moods/genres
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 11:01pm Little Danny:

Oh man I love you Dano. So into this idea
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 11:04pm Little Danny:

@J2tk: totally agree re: that Larry Frazier. His only recording as a leader? And yeah the Scott 45 has her charming vocal
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 11:06pm Little Danny:

Also, the one 45 that's totally covered up in that picture is Yusef Lateef's "Theme from the Prize."

Man my desk is filthy
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 11:10pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/8/17 11:10pm coelacanth∅:

when i was about 10 my older brother and his friends scored 2 vintage jukeboxes during the annual "junk week" in our town (as well as much amazing other stuff) -one from the mid sixties and one from the late 50s, which had a few doowop 45s in it. i still have fantasies about using them in my own little pub
- though they're not in the family any more...and i'll probably never own a pub.
  Thu. 6/8/17 11:17pm MrFab:

Lenny Kaye stocked the CBGB jukebox with the actual 45s he used for 'Nuggets.' That would certainly be a contender for the Greatest Jukebox Ever.
  Thu. 6/8/17 11:18pm Dean:

Another contender: the jukebox at Al's Bar in LA. What a mess.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 11:18pm Little Danny:

Uncle Michael! What's a gentleman like yourself doing in a place like this? Delighted you're here either way
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 11:19pm Little Danny:

And the same to you Dean! Hi!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 11:21pm Uncle Michael:

In a way, Lenny's original Nuggets had an unintended consequence of creating a certain kind of canon that established a tiny (very worthy) subset of songs as a kind of garage rock magnetic north, almost in that weird way that the American Graffiti soundtrack did for -50s rock and roll. Both collections had an out-sized influence.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 11:21pm Little Danny:

@coel: I really do have jukebox fantasies. Your brother's score sounds amazing
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 11:33pm Uncle Michael:

A lot of people coming home...one way or another.

Mel or Georgie?
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 11:33pm Little Danny:

Oh, absolutely UM. Nuggets was such a crucial (and early) entry point into garage band stuff
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 11:34pm Little Danny:

Yeah I'm on a "Comin' Home Baby" tangent
  Thu. 6/8/17 11:34pm Dean:

Your implication, UM, is that influence ought to be proportionate, correcting for marketing, hype, gossip, etc. In other words, you're saying, there's an appropriate level of influence beyond which no more. But there isn't. It just is. And I'm not sure Lenny didn't intend the result.
  Thu. 6/8/17 11:36pm Dean:

Alternatively, I could go fuck myself.
Avatar Thu. 6/8/17 11:39pm Dano59:

UM : I'll only say re Nuggets setting the canon, that nothing succeeds like success. I suppose the modern analogue may be NOW That's What I Call Music! before overkill and repetitive formulaic content ossified the whole thing...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 11:40pm Uncle Michael:

My point is that Lenny could have included this track, or left of another...and altered canon, by happenstance or design. For a whole lot of people too young to have been steeped in that music in its time...and/or geographically removed from records that were only regionally known, that collection was the entry point. This is not a judgment of merit, just an observation. The collection found an audience. Had it not, its influence would have been minor. If memory serves, it found a bigger audience when reissued at a time when there were musical trends that were reverberations of the album's ilk. I think the original release kind of sank.
  Thu. 6/8/17 11:41pm MrFab:

I don't think you can intentionally create a cultural phenomenon. Lawd knows many try...
Avatar Thu. 6/8/17 11:41pm Dano59:

The same could be said of Harry Smith! He was only saving 78s from oblivion. With a purpose and aesthetic goals, of course. Even though, there are now canonical songs like Rose Connelly that are NOT (but should have been, following this logic) on the Anthology of Am Folk Music.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 11:42pm Uncle Michael:

I'm grateful for Nuggets. It's doubtful anyone would have done a better job with the roadmap than Lenny. I'm grateful for every single shitty garage 45 tat appeared on Boulders, Pebbles, Debris, etc. etc.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/8/17 11:42pm coelacanth∅:

i never did hear any of those nuggets collections. i learned of the songs bit by bit, mostly from the radio. (wpix in the late 70s and wfmu in the 80s)
...i did buy an album early on though, before that, called "wild thing", from my record club, as a teen. it's got some major players on it.
...this one: www.discogs.com...
Avatar Thu. 6/8/17 11:43pm Dano59:

Nowadays there are too many garage comps ... and I doubt ANYONE among the original artists or writers is getting paid...
  Thu. 6/8/17 11:44pm Dean:

That's how canons work. Picking and choosing. Nobody chooses the "real" canon. The influence is always "out-sized," precisely because the selected set stands in for the full population.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 11:45pm Little Danny:

check this scan of the Duke Payne 45 (c/o Larry Grogan!): www.funky16corners.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 11:45pm Uncle Michael:

Mot of my comp collections aren't even commercial releases. I don't care whether or not the artists are paid. If they are, great. But at bottom, I'm grateful the cultural artifacts are simply unearthed. Jeffrey Glenn's "Lost Jukebox" series, anyone?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 11:48pm Uncle Michael:

Dean, rarely does one archivist or academic get to establish a canon. Normally this is something that happens by many hands over a long period. Again, this is just an observation. What Lenny was able to do, I find unusual.
  Thu. 6/8/17 11:48pm MrFab:

Wow, that 'Wild Thing' comp was a straight-up ripoff of Nuggets, put out by a major label even.
Here was my first comp:
Saw a tv ad for it and asked mom to buy it for me. First time I saw the Cramps once and they started the show with 2 songs from it.
Avatar Thu. 6/8/17 11:49pm Dano59:

Oh, I'm totally grateful for the unearthed. I own bootlegs, like one of the 'Billy' LPs and a Whyte Boots/Girls 45 that I think Norton carried.
Lenny and Billy Miller were definitely cut from the same cloth!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 11:50pm Uncle Michael:

Kogar's "Lux & Ivy's Favorites" series is indispensable tuff, too.
Avatar Thu. 6/8/17 11:51pm Dano59:

And Goofy Greats gathers a canon of its own. Flound one at the library sale last year. (Where K-Tel releases go to live on)
Avatar Thu. 6/8/17 11:51pm Dano59:

and for being geeks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 11:53pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks for the music, Danny.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 11:53pm JtotheK:

enjoyed the show - thanks Danny!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/8/17 11:54pm coelacanth∅:

haha! that goofy greats is goofy! -and great!
Avatar Thu. 6/8/17 11:54pm Dano59:

Yes, sublime sets, as always!
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 11:54pm Little Danny:

@Jason: Have you reached episode 5 of TP yet?
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 11:55pm Little Danny:

* TP season 3 that is
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 11:57pm Little Danny:

Thanks everybody! I'll be back on the air in two weeks! See around the FMU comment galaxy in the meantime
Avatar Thu. 6/8/17 11:57pm northguineahills:

Thanks LD!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/8/17 11:58pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Little Danny!
later on, y'all
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 6/8/17 11:58pm Little Danny:

Hi observer NGH, thanks!
Avatar Fri. 6/9/17 12:00am still b/p:

Clicking stars to the last ticks of the show clock. Thanks for happy listen time.
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