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Options April 14, 2016: Transmissions from the Electrified World of Eddie Harris

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Artist Track Album Year Comments Approx. start time
Eddie Harris  Exodus ("Excerpt from VJLP 'Exodus to Jazz'")   Options Exodus/Alicia  1961    0:02:37 (Pop‑up)
Eddie Harris  Listen Here   Options The Electrifying Eddie Harris  1968    0:04:30 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Les McCann & Eddie Harris 
Cold Duck Time   Options Swiss Movement  1969    0:11:47 (Pop‑up)
Eddie Harris  People Getting Ready To Go See Eddie Harris   Options The Reason Why I'm Talking S--t  1976    0:20:52 (Pop‑up)
Eddie Harris  Spanish Bull   Options The Electrifying Eddie Harris  1968    0:21:57 (Pop‑up)
Eddie Harris  Wait Please   Options Free Speech  1970    0:30:41 (Pop‑up)
Eddie Harris  I Don't Want Nobody   Options I Need Some Money  1975    0:38:52 (Pop‑up)
Eddie Harris  That's It   Options I Need Some Money  1975    0:50:33 (Pop‑up)
Eddie Harris  Eddie Atlantic   Options The Reason Why I'm Talking S--t  1976    0:56:02 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Eddie Bo 
        0:57:26 (Pop‑up)
Eddie Harris  Smoke Signals   Options Silver Cycles  1969    1:04:05 (Pop‑up)
Eddie Harris  Pentology   Options Free Speech  1970    1:06:50 (Pop‑up)
Eddie Harris  It's War   Options Is It In  1974    1:09:31 (Pop‑up)
Eddie Harris  Carnival   Options I Need Some Money  1975    1:15:23 (Pop‑up)
Eddie Harris  Tranquility & Antagonist   Options Is It In  1974    1:19:41 (Pop‑up)
Eddie Harris  Electric Ballad   Options Silver Cycles  1969    1:23:50 (Pop‑up)
Eddie Harris  Free Speech   Options Free Speech  1970    1:26:33 (Pop‑up)
Eddie Harris  Silver Cycles   Options Silver Cycles  1969    1:35:19 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Eddie Hazel 
        1:41:05 (Pop‑up)
Eddie Harris  Movin' On Out   Options High Voltage  1969  rec. live at Shelley's Manne Hole, Hollywood and the Village Gate, NY  1:47:50 (Pop‑up)
Eddie Harris  Listen Here   Options Mean Greens  1966  Harris on electric piano  1:52:46 (Pop‑up)
Eddie Harris  Singing & Straining   Options The Reason Why I'm Talking S--t  1976    1:56:17 (Pop‑up)
Eddie Harris  Eddie Sings the Blues   Options Eddie Harris Sings the Blues  1972    1:58:09 (Pop‑up)
Eddie Harris  Walk With Me   Options Eddie Harris Sings the Blues  1972    2:10:17 (Pop‑up)
Eddie Harris  Bold & Black   Options Free Speech  1970    2:14:23 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Eddie Warner 
        2:19:07 (Pop‑up)
Eddie Harris  That Is Why You're Overweight   Options That Is Why You're Overweight  1975    2:25:01 (Pop‑up)
Eddie Harris  Get On Down   Options I Need Some Money  1975    2:31:13 (Pop‑up)
Eddie Harris  Children's Song   Options Live at Newport  1971  rec. 1970  2:40:52 (Pop‑up)
Eddie Harris  The Next Band (Music- Soul Brother Pt. I)   Options The Reason Why I'm Talking S--t  1976    2:46:33 (Pop‑up)
Eddie Harris  Why Don't You Quit   Options Come on Down!  1970    2:50:07 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Pacific Ocean         2:55:46 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 6:56pm Flash Strap:

Evening explorers
Avatar 6:58pm ndbob:

evening Evan and everyone!
Avatar 6:59pm Flash Strap:

Hiya Bob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:02pm Carmichael:

Sweet jazz Exodus!
Avatar 7:03pm Flash Strap:

Carmichael! with the new avatar! how you doin' hombre
Avatar 7:05pm ndbob:

Heya Carmichael!
Avatar 7:08pm hyde:

it's jazzy in here
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:09pm Stepchild:

Hey folks! Nice day for it.
Avatar 7:09pm Flash Strap:

Hi Hyde, welcome to the jazzness
Avatar 7:20pm Flash Strap:

Stepchild, wonderful to see you sonny!
Avatar 7:23pm Flash Strap:

Tonight is gonna be one long trippy jazz-funk odyssey. Burn it if you got it and strap in to the electric chair with me
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:26pm Stepchild:

Tonight I'm that guy in the room who doesn't know Eddie Harris' shit from shinola. Gonna rectify that straight away!
Avatar 7:27pm Flash Strap:

I'm only a few steps ahead of you, stepchild. We're in this together
Avatar 7:30pm geezerette:

Ultra cool. :D
Avatar 7:31pm Flash Strap:

This is one of my favorite sort of Eddie Harris compositions: a straight-ahead funk jazz thing that gets caught up in a tornado of echoplex until it just takes off for space and returns to its home planet
Avatar 7:32pm Flash Strap:

Geezerette in the house!
Avatar 7:33pm geezerette:

Flash! Fine & mellow evening to you!
Avatar 7:34pm Flash Strap:

This shit is what drives me MAD

Avatar 7:35pm Flash Strap:

and also to you, g-ette
Avatar 7:37pm geezerette:

Avatar 7:38pm Flash Strap:

is the 9 a hat? that's a nice ninehat
Avatar 7:38pm geezerette:

talk to me Eddie!
Avatar 7:40pm Flash Strap:

the man sings through his horn. because he is not limited by the intended use of any instrument or thing
Avatar 7:42pm Flash Strap:

i swear if you gave this guy a pair of scissors, he would modify them to be a mostly-functioning, experimental brush. then open a controversial but wildly entertaining hair salon, known for its inconsistency
Avatar 7:43pm geezerette:

Like Louis,Clarence Carter "Mumbles", & Chet Baker. Profound & beautiful.
Hat or curl. Dressing up for music.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:43pm Carmichael:

Still lurking, busier than a one-legged man in a butt kicking contest. The avatar is a flower that bloomed in my front yard. I didn't plant it, so I don't know what it is!
Avatar 7:44pm geezerette:

Appears to be a bird of paradise. Nice!
Avatar 7:45pm Flash Strap:

I concur on the bird
Avatar 7:45pm Flash Strap:

And I can really dig your dress code for sound
Avatar 7:45pm hyde:

@geezerette yeah, that's what it looks like to me too
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:45pm Stepchild:

Mad, but these in-horn growls, mews and such are really doing it for me. And that's definitely a bird of paradise there.
Avatar 7:46pm Flash Strap:

and that flower is fuckin gorgeous, Carm
Avatar 7:48pm Flash Strap:

me too stepchild
Avatar 7:48pm geezerette:

and is that Olmec or Toltec?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:48pm Carmichael:

Thanks for the ID, Stepchild! Must have been the previous owner. It finally rained in NorCal, so something decided to grow.
Avatar 7:50pm Flash Strap:

It's an Olmec, ostensibly, but its source is pretty pulpy so the archaeologic accuracy of it is up for critique
Avatar 7:52pm geezerette:

I dig it!
Avatar 7:52pm geezerette:

...which seems appropriate.
Avatar 7:54pm Flash Strap:

exactly, yeah
Avatar 7:57pm ndbob:

excellent first hour Evan - catch the rest later!
  8:02pm northguineahills:

No Maggie, not Aztec, Olmec! Olmec!
Avatar 8:02pm Flash Strap:

Adios, Bob!
  8:02pm northguineahills:

Listening via the phone app.
Avatar 8:03pm Flash Strap:

Hey there! NGH!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:04pm melinda:

hi all!
Avatar 8:06pm Flash Strap:

Hi Melinda!
Avatar 8:12pm Flash Strap:

what a weird track
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:14pm melinda:

This is great.
Avatar 8:15pm Flash Strap:

I agree! I love this!
Avatar 8:16pm geezerette:

Like whales at carnivale in a jungle. Great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:16pm melinda:

Plus sleigh bells!
Avatar 8:17pm Flash Strap:

Yes yes yes!
Avatar 8:19pm geezerette:

Yeah Melinda! It's/was,a great movie streaming in our onboard skull cinemas!
Avatar 8:20pm Flash Strap:

this one makes me think more of a bunch of beatnik bacteria under a microscope
Avatar 8:21pm geezerette:

hahaha! van dyke beards,berets and all!
Avatar 8:22pm Flash Strap:

all trying to set records for speed-writing bacteria books
Avatar 8:23pm geezerette:

That's a good cartoon!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:23pm melinda:

the beatnik bacteria are taking a break and doing a slow one.
Avatar 8:24pm Flash Strap:

this shit is just elegant
Avatar 8:26pm geezerette:

melinda they wiped themselves out on the first part.
Avatar 8:28pm Flash Strap:

they might be back now, a more virulent strain
Avatar 8:29pm geezerette:

Flash,this stuff is dense and funny! Loving the simple complexity,and it's in a way minimal.
Avatar 8:32pm Flash Strap:

i totally agree. this one is sort of like a miniature of Bitches Brew
Avatar 8:33pm geezerette:

God I love Jazz. Dear African continent,we are not worthy.
  8:33pm northguineahills:

Good one, Melinda!
Avatar 8:34pm geezerette:

Agree about simile.
Avatar 8:36pm Flash Strap:

bass on this one is so good
Avatar 8:36pm coelacanth:

olá Evan and Explorers
Avatar 8:36pm Flash Strap:

so's the well-placed skronk+echo
Avatar 8:37pm Flash Strap:

coelacanth, what a pleasure!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:37pm melinda:

This is beautiful. Thanks for finding Eddie Harris, Evan!
Avatar 8:37pm coelacanth:

the pleasure's mine, sir.
Avatar 8:38pm geezerette:

Hola Coelacanth!
Avatar 8:38pm Flash Strap:

Oh man! I'm so glad he's not just old hat to you all! thank you!
Avatar 8:38pm hyde:

this one's really good
Avatar 8:39pm geezerette:

Oh this is wonderful.Thanks so much!
Avatar 8:39pm coelacanth:

i'm quite diggin' this, but i wont be hearing much bass until i head out of the kitchen in a bit; when i can settle down with some headphones.
Avatar 8:40pm coelacanth:

Hi geezerette!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:41pm Eddie Schulkind:

My people!
Avatar 8:41pm geezerette:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:42pm Doug Schulkind:

Eddie-o syncratic genius?
Avatar 8:43pm geezerette:

Yay Doug! Funny!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:44pm melinda:

Evan I believe one person's old hat is someone else's treasured new thrift store find.
Avatar 8:46pm geezerette:

Wow already!
Avatar 8:47pm Flash Strap:

Doug. Your puns are perfect. I'm over the moon
Avatar 8:47pm Flash Strap:

@Melinda: that is the way of the world, isn't it? Here's to our new-to-you hats!
Avatar 8:52pm coelacanth:

i never was a hat person but always said if i found the perfect hat i'd get it, and i did...at least i think i get it!
Avatar 8:58pm Flash Strap:

the right way to sing the blues: singing into saxophone w/ pickups through a noisy wah wah
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:59pm Ike:

Ha ha ha ha ha, that's some good cussing. My inner 10-year-old approves heartily.
Avatar 9:01pm geezerette:

again,beautiful,funny,serious,furious and more...
  9:02pm northguineahills:

Yeah, I was barely familiar w/ Eddie Harris, this has been amazing, even listening through my iPhone speakers, while helping my friend clean his parent's old apt.
Avatar 9:03pm Flash Strap:

@ Ike: there's nothing like a black man in the 70s saying motherfucker. It's a moment of dialect history, locked in time, perfect, lost to us now.
Avatar 9:04pm Flash Strap:

Michael Herr actually talks about that some in "Dispatches"
Avatar 9:04pm Flash Strap:

also, Welcome Ike!
Avatar 9:06pm Flash Strap:

@geezerette & NGH & everyone: I am so happy this stuff is tickling your fancy. Eddie Harris is a total revelation to me, but a lot of the literature around him is sort of ho-hum about his legacy... I'm just thrilling to this listening party, so happy to have you all with me tonight
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13pm melinda:

I love hearing cuss words on the stream.
Avatar 9:14pm geezerette:

Same here Flash,it's great having you and everyone sharing enthusiasm and knowledge.
Makes me happy too.
Avatar 9:16pm Flash Strap:

sometimes I use cusses and say swears and I'm not sure if I should feel righteous about that or not–I don't know where you're listening from! But also, the stream is revolutionary radio, nothing is off limits!

I love the Drummer stream
Avatar 9:18pm geezerette:

melinda & Flash,cheers to freedom!
  9:19pm northguineahills:

Crap, I'm going to have to like this episode when I get home.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20pm melinda:

@geezerette: freedom, yes!
Avatar 9:21pm geezerette:

(:D !!!
Avatar 9:23pm Flash Strap:

@NGH: Oh, you better
Avatar 9:24pm geezerette:

I love this song!
Avatar 9:24pm Flash Strap:

@geezer: another great hat!
Avatar 9:25pm geezerette:

Avatar 9:31pm hyde:

gots to duck off the board a little early tonight to do some stuff. thanks for the music! see you all here 'n there...
Avatar 9:31pm Flash Strap:

have a great one Hyde
Avatar 9:32pm geezerette:

Bye Hyde, go seek!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33pm Doug Schulkind:

This is a very beautiful song. I am thankful that you are playing it.
Avatar 9:35pm Flash Strap:

This friend speaks my mind
Avatar 9:37pm Flash Strap:

this isn't Leon Thomas pygmy-yodeling, but it is the thing that he does, that almost no one else does
Avatar 9:38pm coelacanth:

haha! that was Great!
Avatar 9:41pm Flash Strap:

jesus this is insane
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:46pm Jesus:

Tell me something I don't know.
Avatar 9:46pm Flash Strap:

next song–I've played it before, a few months ago–is just my absolute faver fave favorite thing
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:46pm melinda:

I like the crowd sounds.
Avatar 9:48pm Flash Strap:

i know! i love when you can tell something hilarious is happening but you don't know what
Avatar 9:49pm Flash Strap:

this is one of those where Eddie just takes us back to Krypton
Avatar 9:51pm Flash Strap:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:51pm ifny:

I'm late out of the gate but just let me say that the image for this episode is strangely soothing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:51pm ifny:

Though it could be the eye strain talking.
Avatar 9:52pm Flash Strap:

hey Ifny! thanks I hastily threw it together in photoshop
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:53pm ifny:

@Flash Strap It hits the sun spot, for sure.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55pm ifny:

Whoa, I know that sound....waitaminite, I'm looking at that sound! Hello Pacific!
Avatar 9:55pm geezerette:

Thanks Flash! Good night to you and everyone,wonderful show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57pm melinda:

Nite everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57pm Stepchild:

You opened the curtain tonight, sir! Many thanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58pm Doug Schulkind:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59pm Doug Schulkind:

Still trying to get the kinks konked on the new show. Fingers x'd.
Avatar 9:59pm coelacanth:

Thanks Evan! i'll check out the archive. even after i checked in i was not all here.
ciao everyone.
Avatar 10:00pm Flash Strap:

Goodnight all, all the love in the world. Thanks for being here
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:23pm Stanley:

Eddie Harris. What a find and a wonderful show.
Thanks Evan.
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