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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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Artist Track Album Comments Approx. start time
Syd Dale  The Hell Raisers   Options The Sounds Of Syd Dale     
Dave Cloud  Going To A Go Go   Options All My Best  via Brian Turner, 2004: https://wfmu.org/playlists/shows/13054  0:04:22 ()
Jack Nitzsche  The Last Race   Options 7" 45    0:08:03 ()
The Three Ring Circus  Fantastic Voyage   Options Groovin' on the Sunshine    0:10:35 ()
Chico Hamilton  MSP   Options The Gamut    0:12:31 ()
Air  Décollage   Options Le Voyage Dans La Lune    0:17:50 ()
Dick Hyman  The Minotaur   Options The Electric Eclectics of Dick Hyman    0:19:32 ()
Harmonia  Sonnenschein   Options Musik von Harmonia    0:27:39 ()
Music behind DJ:
welcome to the club       0:31:26 ()
The Rwenzoris  Handsome Boy (E Wara), pts. 1 & 2   Options 7" 45    0:41:29 ()
Ray & His Court  Soul Freedom   Options 7" 45    0:47:37 ()
Soundz Africana  Africana   Options Highlife on the Move: Selected Nigerian & Ghanaian Recordings from London & Lagos 1954-66    0:51:51 ()
Clue J. And The Blues Blasters  Milk Lane Hop   Options Studio One Jump Up - The Birth Of A Sound: Jump-Up Jamaican R&B    0:54:50 ()
Preston Love Orchestra  Huckleboogie   Options 7" 45    0:57:42 ()
Nitehawks  Boogie Chillun   Options 7" 45    1:00:05 ()
Joe D. Johnson  Rattlesnake Daddy   Options 7" 45    1:02:46 ()
Al Casey  Surfin' Blues - Part 1   Options 7" 45    1:03:29 ()
Mussies  12 O'Clock, July   Options 7" 45    1:05:58 ()
Music behind DJ:
the wide open       1:10:06 ()
Jane Fielding  How Long Has This Been Going On?   Options Introducing Jane Fielding    1:17:45 ()
Bill Evans  Peace Piece   Options Everybody Digs Bill Evans    1:20:23 ()
Tony Scott & The Indonesian All Stars  Burungkaka Tua   Options Djanger Bali    1:26:56 ()
Hideo Shiraki   Sayonara Blues   Options Plays Bossa Nova    1:32:15 ()
Music behind DJ:
into out there       1:38:43 ()
Roland Alphonso   El Torro   Options Trojan Instrumentals Box Set Disc 2    1:43:49 ()
Little Bob and the Lollipops  Song For My Father   Options 7" 45    1:46:37 ()
The Dizzy Gillespie Sextet  Rumbola   Options 7" 45    1:49:53 ()
Robert Loison  Jean Fouillé, Pie Fouillé   Options Tumbele! Biguine, Afro & Latin Sounds from the French Caribbean (1963-74)    1:53:02 ()
Music behind DJ:
isle of somewhere       1:57:56 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/1/18 10:00pm Little Danny:

Friends! Welcome
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 10:01pm Flash Strap:

Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 10:02pm hyde:

this doesn't sound so hell raisin'
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 10:03pm hyde:

ah, now it does
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 10:03pm geezerette:

Hey, Danny,! Evan !, fellow lounge lizards & bar flies!
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 10:03pm coelacanth∅:

heliotrope bleuets hey Danny!
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 10:04pm coelacanth∅:

(i'm a bar lizard)
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 10:04pm geezerette:

Coeeeeel !
The stream is double dutch skippin'.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/1/18 10:06pm Little Danny:

Flash! Geez! Hyde! Coel! Thanks for being here!
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 10:06pm coelacanth∅:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/1/18 10:06pm JtotheK:

Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 10:06pm geezerette:

Good now though! :D
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 10:06pm Flash Strap:

this rocks man
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 10:06pm hyde:

yay, geezerette!

hola, coel.
  Thu. 2/1/18 10:07pm MrFab:

Hell-o, all! Diggin these psychotic reactions so far. Ca-RAY-zee, dad.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/1/18 10:08pm JtotheK:

Flash, missed your show tonight - but whoa what a playlist! I'll be checking out via archives this weekend.
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 10:08pm geezerette:

vvvvvvvvRoooooooooooo-M !!!
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 10:09pm Flash Strap:

my show missed you tonight, bro
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 10:09pm coelacanth∅:

hey JK hyde MrF!
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 10:09pm still b/p:

The stream was sounding for a while...as it often does...like an android's very active indigestion.

But that Going To A Go Go was going going to good good places.
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 10:10pm geezerette:

What JtotheK said!
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 10:11pm coelacanth∅:

i might still have Mary Weiss-on-the-brain..."lookout!lookout!lookout!lookout!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/1/18 10:11pm Little Danny:

Mr. F! Jason! Still b/p! So stoked to have ya aboard!
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 10:12pm geezerette:

S B/P !

Coel, last kiss at deadman's curve...
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 10:13pm coelacanth∅:

the key is to die happy
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 10:14pm coelacanth∅:

...the leader of the pack had no such luck.
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 10:17pm geezerette:

At the banquette in the back, drawing with my shades on by candle light. Pay me no heed.

Coel, so true.....
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 10:17pm geezerette:

Chico is the Man.
  Thu. 2/1/18 10:18pm Dean:

Not sure death--loss--is ever happy. But if you can die fulfilled, that'll do it.
  Thu. 2/1/18 10:20pm Dean:

geezerette: Did you ever dine at Chianti on Melrose? It was all about banquettes and light so low the waiter arrived with a pen light to assist with the menu.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/1/18 10:21pm Little Danny:

Hi Dean!

@geez: Totally agree. Chico is one of my fave drummers. And fave jazz leaders, period
  Thu. 2/1/18 10:23pm MrFab:

Frankie's Tiki Room in Vegas is like that Dean. i walked thru the door into utter blackness, lit only by little black-light artworks. The bartender saw me and said "your eyes will adjust."
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 10:23pm geezerette:

camels belly dancing! know that sound anywhere.

Danny, so many beyond brilliant jazz greats, THAT is Uhmerica to me. -
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 10:24pm still b/p:

Hey, speaking of musical shufflings off of the mortal coil, I was veryyy surprised to learn recently that one of the highest-ranking pop tunes on the Dreadful Charts was a remake: Seasons In The Sun. It's from something Jacques Brel adapted! I heard an old version a few weeks ago and was thrown for a (nonfatal) loop.
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 10:24pm geezerette:

Dean, yeah! That was a glamorous place. :)
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 10:25pm geezerette:

...and the aquarium at MUSE.
  Thu. 2/1/18 10:25pm Dean:

Yep, it was. Went there only once, but dined next door (in the kitchen) at Cucina many times. It was Celestino Drago's baby. I believe he has a decent restaurant downtown these days.
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 10:27pm geezerette:

Heard that too but don't know name or location.
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 10:28pm coelacanth∅:

sb/p "le moribund" (or something like that) beirut did a cover of it.
  Thu. 2/1/18 10:28pm Dean:

...and Evan Kleiman's Angeli Caffe across the street, too.

Cucina was, literally, the Chianti kitchen. Don't know MUSE.
  Thu. 2/1/18 10:29pm Dean:

You mean the downtown place...yeah, I don't know it from experience. A friend went and enjoyed it not too many years ago.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/1/18 10:30pm Little Danny:

@geez: Yet so many of them barely remembered! Also very 'Murca
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 10:32pm Kris Holmes:

Tuned in
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 10:32pm coelacanth∅:

b/p did you hear the original? i 'd like to hear that but i couldn't find it anywhere last i looked.
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 10:34pm geezerette:

Evan Kleiman is a local treasure.
Muse is long gon but there was a gigantic illuminated aquarium at the bar filled with tropical fish. It was mesmerizing,especially after a drink. Living painting...Muse was on Melrose in Hollywood.
  Thu. 2/1/18 10:37pm Dean:

Drago Centro, just west of LAPL.

Dined long ago at Michel Richard's Citron on Melrose, too. Later, at his Santa Barbara Citronelle. Just a few years ago--he died in late 2016--I was in DC, where I had lunch at Central Michel Richard in D.C. I sat at the bar. At a table adjacent to the bar, a large man wearing a toque consuming a huge bowl of what looked like a rich pasta Bolognese. It was MR, so I introduced myself and praised the meals I'd had at his restaurants. He seemed to appreciate the reference to his first flagship, Citron.
  Thu. 2/1/18 10:39pm Dean:

Not Citron...Citrus!
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 10:39pm still b/p:

The one I heard was Kingston Trio I believe, but here's Jacques with his version of song and lyrics:
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/1/18 10:42pm Little Danny:

Kris! Pleasure to see ya here
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 10:44pm coelacanth∅:

thanks sbp i bookmarked it. (aside from the cool flame burning i can't play videos on this laptop anyway)
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 10:44pm Kris Holmes:

loving this afro joint
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 10:45pm coelacanth∅:

...the beirut version is quite good. much rather hear i than Terry Jacks'.
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 10:46pm coelacanth∅:

Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 10:47pm geezerette:

Dean, Citrus is correct. I'm sorry to hear he died, didn't know. Ed Moses died a week or two ago. He was still making paintings like a thirty year old. 91!
  Thu. 2/1/18 10:50pm Dean:

A name from the past, Moses! Sorry to hear this. Do you happen to know the work of Lawrence Weschler, an author who chronicles, inter alia, art scenes in LA and NY, e.g., his book about Hockney? I work pretty closely with his brother.
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 10:50pm geezerette:

LOVE this!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/1/18 10:51pm Little Danny:

That bass clarinet!
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 10:52pm geezerette:

Dean, I'm pretty sure I went to high school with his younger brother.
Think we were in same English Lit. class.
  Thu. 2/1/18 10:54pm Dean:

I can't recall how many siblings. I know there's a sister, but maybe two brothers? But it must be Ray, because I think you and I are roughly the same age, as is Ray.
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 10:54pm geezerette:

Danny, it's a sound you didn't know you needed till you've heard it!
Loving this set.
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 10:55pm northguineahills:

Digging, LD. I have cats fighting over the territory in my front yard for belly rubs, I wish it was a metaphor, unfortunately for me, it's literal.
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 10:57pm geezerette:

Well, whether or not, Lawrence Weschler is a favorite.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/1/18 10:58pm Little Danny:

Weschler is a regular here in Marfaland
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/1/18 10:58pm Little Danny:

NGH! That's a dilemma we should all face
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 10:59pm geezerette:

I'll bet! He really gets it.
  Thu. 2/1/18 10:59pm Dean:

Would this brother, Ray perhaps, know a "geezerette"? Was that your moniker in HS? If so, you were cool beyond words.

Yes! Ren is a fan of a museum or art collection in Marfa! I think we've been around this block before, LD.
  Thu. 2/1/18 11:00pm MrFab:

think this is a way-out version of "Do The Hucklebuck" aka Bird's "Nows The Time."
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 11:01pm northguineahills:

Was that studio one comp on Soul Jazz Recs?
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 11:01pm geezerette:

No, I was cool exactly at words.
  Thu. 2/1/18 11:02pm Dean:

You should know, too, that Ray has racked up an achievement or two, too. He and his sister penned the bestselling book on Amazon about fertility, and he has hosted a weekly Berkeley softball league for over twenty years: http://www.eslnotes.com/ray/6.html
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 11:03pm coelacanth:

haha, "geekerette"?
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 11:03pm coelacanth∅:

(that's not an insult!)
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 11:06pm coelacanth∅:

Danny i can't keep my foot from stompin'!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/1/18 11:06pm JtotheK:

still tuned in, but calling it a night shortly - gonna catch the rest via archives. thanks danny, toodles everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/1/18 11:07pm Little Danny:

@ngh: yes it is on Soul Jazz
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/1/18 11:07pm Little Danny:

Thanks Jason!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/1/18 11:08pm Little Danny:

@coel: good!
  Thu. 2/1/18 11:08pm MrFab:

re this Mussies cut: hello, Link Wray, we salute you!
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 11:10pm geezerette:

WOW !!!!
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 11:12pm coelacanth∅:

i'm sorry but i can't help hearing in my head John Lee Hooker saying "Mussy!"
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 11:12pm northguineahills:

(I'm stealing geekerette)
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 11:14pm coelacanth∅:

okay. i get royalties though!
  Thu. 2/1/18 11:17pm Dean:

I can describe a context in which bass clarinet is not necessarily welcome. I played one, briefly, '73-'74, when the guy who formerly played it in our junior high school orchestra moved on to high school. Fair warning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/1/18 11:19pm Little Danny:

Hahaha. I want those demo tapes!

I've read it's an incredibly difficult instrument. Thoughts?
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 11:20pm geezerette:

gorgeous. great piano too.
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 11:20pm still b/p:

The Fielding is nice. I like how it's recorded.
  Thu. 2/1/18 11:23pm Dean:

I don't recall thinking so. Clarinet, yes, due to embouchure demands, and since fingering shifted from octave to octave, it was easy to move to tenor saxophone, which I also "played." The issue for me, at 14YO, was the size of the bass clarinet. I felt like it towered over me.

Recently played "Peace Piece" off the 1971 Columbia Bill Evans album. That track, and Jack Wilkins' "Red Clay," pretty much turned me on to jazz.
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 11:25pm geezerette:

'Peace Piece", this recording, a favorite. Love Bill Evans.
  Thu. 2/1/18 11:26pm Dean:

Wait, now I'm confused. "Peace Piece" does not appear on that Columbia album! Yet I distinctly recall hearing it on the radio mid-'70s. So much for my memory... But I did recently play the track off of a CD compilation.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/1/18 11:26pm Little Danny:

"Peace Piece" is late '50s and I believe Evans only did it one time
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 11:27pm geezerette:

Always want my paintings to look like this sounds.
  Thu. 2/1/18 11:27pm Dean:

Perhaps I heard this Everybody Digs track, but grabbed the first BE LP I could find, the Columbia one.
  Thu. 2/1/18 11:33pm Dean:

Ah! I played Jean-Yves Thibaudet's tribute on "Conversations with..."!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/1/18 11:35pm Little Danny:

@Dean: That makes sense. Also, Evans apparently played it once and one once - in any context
  Thu. 2/1/18 11:39pm Dean:

Memory is so strange, particularly when you're not paying attention. I know (97%) I heard "Peace Piece" on radio in the mid-'70s. I know (99%) I bought the '71 Columbia album, and over time many, many more. Some of it all got squished into a discrete event.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/1/18 11:46pm Little Danny:

Warning: surface noise ahoy
  Thu. 2/1/18 11:48pm Dean:

Just bought that Trojan instrumentals set. Loving those boxes.
  Thu. 2/1/18 11:49pm Dean:

By which I mean: I bought it because you played it!
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 11:50pm geezerette:

Love this version.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/1/18 11:52pm Little Danny:

I'm honored, Dean. I feel so responsible. I think you'll dig those, though! And that's coming from someone who doesn't care that much about Jamaican music
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/1/18 11:53pm Little Danny:

Thanks geez! Definitely a homegrown R&B version.
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 11:54pm geezerette:

The elegance of Mr. Berks.
  Thu. 2/1/18 11:54pm Dean:

Folks, tomorrow will be James Joyce's birthday. Yesterday was Franz Schubert's. Plan your playlists accordingly.

I care a lot about Jamaican music, but as with so many categories of music, I fear getting pulled into a black hole vortex of hoarding from which I can't escape.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/1/18 11:56pm Little Danny:

Yes indeed geez. Definitely a nicely understated performance
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 11:58pm geezerette:

Dannny, this show is sunshine, dude.
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 11:59pm coelacanth∅:

Brilliant program Danny! Thanks
take care y'all happy groundhog day
  Thu. 2/1/18 11:59pm MrFab:

Smashing show tonight, Danny, much thanks.
Avatar Fri. 2/2/18 12:00am still b/p:

The harvest of music is good. A season of plenty in two hours. The people are happy.
Avatar Fri. 2/2/18 12:01am geezerette:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/2/18 12:03am Little Danny:

Thanks and much luv y'all! Best people here!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/2/18 12:03am Little Danny:

See ya around!
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