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Options May 2, 2016: Beauty

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
Ryuichi Sakamoto 坂本龍一  Calling From Tokyo   Options Beauty  Virgin  1989     
Dr Congo  Madimba Xylophone Duet   Options African Gems  SWP Records  2014    0:04:07 (Pop‑up)
Sufi Brotherhoods & Street musicians, Tarodannt, Morocco  First song performed by Berber street musicians   Options Dances And Trances: Sufi Rites And Berber Music From Tarodannt Morocco  Arbiter  2000    0:07:31 (Pop‑up)
Powertrio  Divertimento   Options Di Lontan  Clean Feed  2015    0:11:46 (Pop‑up)
Dbh  New Angles   Options Mood  Thread Recordings  2015    0:17:02 (Pop‑up)
Robert Wyatt, Gilad Atzmon & Ros Stephen  The Ghosts Within   Options For The Ghosts Within  Domino  2010    0:20:09 (Pop‑up)
Alexis Zoumbas  Frasia   Options A Lament For Epirus 1926-1928  Angry Mom Archives  2014    0:27:53 (Pop‑up)
Sung Keum Ryun  Kayageum Sanjo 伽耶琴散調   Options Musique De Coree  Auvidis / UNESCO  1988  Original 1972  0:31:49 (Pop‑up)
Tetsuhiro Daiku 大工哲弘  Asadoya Yunta 安里屋ユンタ   Options Uchinaa Jinta ウチナージンタ (OKINAWA JINTA)  Offnote  1994    0:41:27 (Pop‑up)
Khwanta Fasawang  Lam Phaen Chip Cikko   Options Lam Phaen Motorsai Tham Saeb: The Best Of Lam Phaen Sister No.1  EM Records   2015    0:44:35 (Pop‑up)
Fadoul  La Tiq Tiq Latiq   Options Al Zman Saib  Habibi Funk Records   2015    0:47:29 (Pop‑up)
DNA  Delivering The Goods   Options The Fruit of the Original Sin  Les Disques Du Crépuscule  1985    0:51:13 (Pop‑up)
Star Band de Dakar  Sala Bigue   Options Star Band De Dakar  Ibrahim Kassé Production  1977    1:06:01 (Pop‑up)
Ryuichi Sakamoto 坂本龍一  We Love You [Remix]   Options Beauty  Virgin  1989    1:11:22 (Pop‑up)
Japan  Visions of China   Options Tin Drum  Virgin  1981    1:16:05 (Pop‑up)
Finis Africae  Hassell, el Oso Hormiguero (Hassell The Ant-Eater)   Options Amazonia  EM Records   2016  Original 1990  1:19:38 (Pop‑up)
Robin Crutchfield  Turning A Leaf   Options Into The Dark Wood  Nigh Eve Recordings  2015    1:22:11 (Pop‑up)
Rinsho Kadekaru 嘉手苅林昌  Koishi Argentina 恋しアルゼンチン   Options Okinawa no tamashii no yukue 沖縄の魂の行方  Spiritual Nature Island  2005  Originally recorded in 1986  1:23:51 (Pop‑up)
Ryuichi Sakamoto 坂本龍一  Romance   Options Beauty  Virgin  1989    1:28:40 (Pop‑up)
Misako Koja, Yasuko Miyazato, Namiko Miyazato, Yukino Hiyane 古謝美佐子, 宮里康子, 宮里奈美子, 比屋根幸乃  Chinsagu nu hana てぃんさぐぬ花   Options Nankai no ongaku 南海の音楽  King Records  1991    1:33:51 (Pop‑up)
Sam Fan Thomas  Famfa   Options Funky New Bell  Disques Tropiques  1977    1:35:50 (Pop‑up)
Leonard Bernstein & Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra  Adagio for Strings   Options         1:43:11 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

  4:50pm David:

皆さん、こんばんは! Good evening,
I'm with you for the first hour only,
Mayuko chan.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:01pm Webhamster Henry:

Good afternoon Mayuko! I remembered to tune in!
Avatar 5:02pm fred:

Good afternoon Mayuko. I'm so psyched for this show
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:03pm listener james from westwood:

Good Monday, Mayuko and all! I will indeed accept the charges on this call from Tokyo!
Avatar 5:08pm fred:

I had never even heard of Ryuichi Sakamoto before getting a signed copy of Beauty. There was a signing at the local Virgin store, and that looked more appealing than an accounting class. So I went and soon became a fan
Avatar 5:10pm Mayuko:

Thank you for tuning in, everyone! I'm psyched to do this Beauty-themed show today too! The Ryuichi Sakamoto's album in which I heard Youssou N'dour and Misako Koja and all other great music for the first time ever.
Avatar 5:18pm fred:

This album was my introduction to music from Okinawa. For years it was all (with Neo Geo), but the seeds were planted
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:23pm rbxbx:

heya Play Vertigo pals! Everyone have a good WFMU record fair weekend?
  5:24pm melinda:

Hi Mayuko
Avatar 5:25pm Mayuko:

@fred yah for me too. Using Okinawa music then seemed to be a bit controversial though, which is understandable that it's a sensitive issue. It's a bit similar to maybe like a white person using native american music element in his music. I personally think this album was done with respect and credit and don't think it's any cultural exploitation, but.
  5:25pm Dave B.:

Sorry the weather didn't cooperate for a double feature.
Avatar 5:26pm Mayuko:

Hello, welcome on board, rbxbx, melinda, and Dave B!! Thank you for tuning in!
Avatar 5:26pm Mayuko:

Wish I could have done some shopping at the fair!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:29pm rbxbx:

It was good! I managed to see and acquire a few nice things without spending too much :)
Avatar 5:30pm Mayuko:

(My brain been haunted by this Alexis Zoumbas' violin for some weeks now)
Avatar 5:32pm fred:

It opened my mind to it, and much later led me to dive into that music. I'm not special, so if it worked for me, it must have worked for many. And it wasn't gimmicky like some "world music" of the time could be
Avatar 5:33pm Mayuko:

@rbxbx great, glad you had a good time at the fair! Did you see the collage art exhibit? So bummer I couldn't make it to see them.
Avatar 5:37pm fred:

Sanjo is a bit too showy for me, but have you heard Sinawi? It's like traditional Korean free jazz. Mind-blowing stuff
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:37pm rbxbx:

Mayuko: I didn't! Somehow missed ._.

I was with a friend that was kind of in a hurry so I didn't get to explore as fully as I might have liked to.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:38pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hallooo from the grocery store!
Avatar 5:39pm Mayuko:

@fred yah! I totally agree. Apparently Sakamoto san studied so called world music in college with Fumio Koizumi, the most important ethnomusicologist professor in Japan, so he must have been very much aware that it really shouldn't be gimmicky when you deal with world music.
Avatar 5:41pm fred:

Asadoya Yunta!!!
Avatar 5:45pm Mayuko:

Probably it wasn't too big, it was artwork by the brother of Greg Harrison (who did the monkey becoming a DJ graphic during the marathon) Looked good in the pics.

Hello Ken! Happy grocery shopping!
  5:47pm David:

This month is Cleveland's two day Asian Festival. Music, dancers, various martial arts, good food..
I am excited to see 古箏 guzheng player, similar to kayageum which you just played.

Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:48pm rbxbx:

This is a riff on another track, right? Or vice-versa? Can't remember the other track though...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:50pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I love this Fadoul track!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:54pm listener james from westwood:

Fun first half! No Record Fair adventures for me this year, but looking forward to Julianna Barwick's new album dropping this week!
  5:58pm David:

James, Julianna is from my home state Missouri.
I don't know which city..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:59pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I have the stuff I need. Now to pay and hit the road for home. Thanks, Price Chomper, for the free Wi-Fi.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:02pm rbxbx:

Whoa! I started reading Confessions of a Mask a few weeks ago. Had no idea the Sakamoto connection. Weiirdd.
Avatar 6:04pm fred:

I don't know whether to root for Romance or Chinsagu No Hana at this point
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:05pm Stepchild:

Howdy everyone
Avatar 6:13pm Mayuko:

Welcome on board, Stepchild!
  6:13pm Joe McG:

I like this Ryuichi Sakamoto Rolling Stones cover!~
  6:13pm David:

Good variety, Mayuko chan. Goodnight, all..
"Asian Music Mondays" WDBM 8-10pm tonight
Avatar 6:14pm Mayuko:

Joe!!! I love this cover too makes me so happy!!
Avatar 6:15pm fred:

That was a great live moment when I saw Sakamoto in the very early 90's. Wyatt wasn't on stage, but that was the first time I saw a Kora
Avatar 6:16pm geezerette:

Mayuko this is wonderful.
Howdy assembled!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:17pm coelacanth:

hi Mayuko and all
Avatar 6:25pm Mayuko:

geezerette and coelacanth! Thank you for tuning in!!
Avatar 6:26pm Mayuko:

Early 90's Sakamoto shows must have been fun I suppose - lots of dancy stuff, like heartbeat and neo geo.
Avatar 6:26pm fred:

Back in those long gone college years, I had my mother knit a sweater with YMO's logo in front and the band members' names in the back (in kanji). One of a kind
Avatar 6:29pm fred:

Avatar 6:30pm Mayuko:

That sweater truly is one of a kind.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:31pm coelacanth:

fred do you still have that?
Avatar 6:32pm Mayuko:

This is a cover of Stephen Foster’s song "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair" from 1854 - arranged into Okinawa folk music style - I think Sakamoto san got an amazing idea here, so so beautiful.
Avatar 6:33pm fred:

I love this song so much!
Sakamoto introduced me to a lot of wildly different music. Not as much as dance, but close. Dance first pointed me to Steve Reich, but Sakamoto san was the first I saw use phasing live
Avatar 6:34pm fred:

@coelacanth: Of course!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:35pm coelacanth:

i got the Beauty cassette back in the day, based on just his name -having not heard him solo. i tuned right in to that because it was familiar but it took a while for the rest of the album to grasp me.
it did though.
Avatar 6:36pm fred:

I love this song even more!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:37pm coelacanth:

fred, it'd be a shame if you didn't. i still have stuff like that, even if i cannot wear it anymore.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:39pm coelacanth:

(although my vintage Clash tshirt was stolen, along with a hand-painted (by me) X-ray Spex t.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:40pm melinda:

Famfa is nice.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:42pm coelacanth:

(...not that i'm putting t shirts up with a hand-knitted sweater!...okay i'll shut up now.)
Avatar 6:43pm fred:

@coelacanth: I don't wear it these days though: it's just too hot for a wool sweater. I wear T-shirts year-round now, I haven't seen snow in years
Avatar 6:44pm Mayuko:

A hand-painted T stolen!!! That's serious!!!

I love that Famfa so much, melinda. Glad you liked it too!
Avatar 6:46pm fred:

To me that's Elephant Man music. I'm a Lynch fan
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:46pm coelacanth:

for what it's worth, and to me it's worth a lot, i ran into the thief 7 years later and she apologised.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:46pm listener james from westwood:

@coelacanth, if I had Wolverine-like sensory powers, I'd offer to track that shirt down. That's a huge bummer.
I hear this track and I imagine the hundreds of trampoline-injured kids on the Simpsons' lawn.
Avatar 6:47pm Mayuko:

This is my good bye track for today - stay tuned for Global Grease with Kim Sorise starting at 7pm! wfmu.org...
Avatar 6:48pm Mayuko:

hundreds of trampoline-injured kids on lawn?! that sounds tragic.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:48pm coelacanth:

thanks anyway james!
...was this in the elephant man? it's all a blur.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:49pm listener james from westwood:

Also used as the camera panned across Moe's Tavern, showing smashed furniture and beaten patrons after Marge in her bodybuilder mode went Hulk on the joint.
Avatar 6:49pm geezerette:

a lovely good bye
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:50pm Rich in Washington:

I love this track. It WAS in the Elephant Man.
Apparently Lynch loves this song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:50pm listener james from westwood:

Wikipedia sez yes, coelacanth!
Avatar 6:50pm fred:

Thank you so much Mayuko, you know how much this meant to me
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:51pm listener james from westwood:

It's gotten quite a number of uses from what it seems! Mark of a classic.
Avatar 6:52pm geezerette:

I love the way it ascends at the end,hopeful...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:52pm coelacanth:

it definitely has heart-string-tugging potential.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:56pm coelacanth:

all the rules are different for classical music.
...catagorised by composer, not performer; catagorised by last name, instead of first...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:59pm listener james from westwood:

Huge thanks for the fine show, Mayuko!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:59pm coelacanth:

Thanks Mayuko.
'till then folks...
Avatar 7:01pm Mayuko:

Thank you all so much for sonically hanging out with me! Have a beautiful week, everyone.
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