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This is where all of culture and all of time are collapsed into one seductive portal and viewed through the panoramic lens of the exotic. Come and embark on an armchair-travel virtual-voyage to the heart of timeless darkness and beyond; embrace the numinous monolith of the exotic immensity. Let us find that place where hybridization meets its destiny as pure fantasy. Let us become observers observing those others who are ourselves. You wear your mask and I'll wear mine.

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Options June 16, 2016: Tanganyika Tiger Voodoo Konga (Shipwrecked on Planet X)

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
The Buddy Collette – Chico Hamilton Sextet  Tanganyika   Options Tanganyika    1956    0:02:18 (Pop‑up)
Tubby Hayes  Voodoo   Options Voodoo Session  Trunk  1964/2009  from Dr. Terror's House of Horrors, 1964  0:06:52 (Pop‑up)
The Buddy Collette – Chico Hamilton Sextet  And So Is Love   Options Tanganyika    1956  wr. by John H. Anderson  0:09:46 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
John Coltrane & Wilbur Harden 
Tanganyika Strut   Options Tanganyika Strut    1958    0:12:31 (Pop‑up)
Frank Buck  Tiger Side 1   Options Tiger (A "Bring 'em Back Alive Story")      2 10" 78s in illustrated booklet  0:20:22 (Pop‑up)
Mills Brothers  Tiger Rag   Options The 1930's Recordings        0:22:36 (Pop‑up)
Frank Buck  Tiger Side 2   Options Tiger (A "Bring 'em Back Alive Story")        0:24:28 (Pop‑up)
Markko Polo Adventurers  Night of the Tiger   Options Orienta    1959    0:27:30 (Pop‑up)
Les Baxter  Peking Tiger   Options The Primitive and the Passionate    1962    0:28:20 (Pop‑up)
Ananda Shankar  Charging Tiger   Options Sá-Re-Gá Machán    1981    0:31:17 (Pop‑up)
Roger Roger & Nino Nardini  Shere Kahn   Options Jungle Obsession    1971    0:34:28 (Pop‑up)
Frank Buck  Tiger Side 3   Options Tiger (A "Bring 'em Back Alive Story")        0:36:34 (Pop‑up)
Mandingo  Tiger in the Night   Options The Primeval Rhythm Of Life    1973    0:39:02 (Pop‑up)
Frank Buck  Tiger Side 4   Options Tiger (A "Bring 'em Back Alive Story")        0:41:54 (Pop‑up)
Wilmouth Houdini  Tiger Tom Kill Tiger Cat   Options Poor But Ambitious    1930s    0:44:59 (Pop‑up)
April Stevens  Teach Me Tiger   Options Teach Me Tiger    1960    0:47:48 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Augie Colon 
  Chant of the Jungle        0:50:15 (Pop‑up)
Robert Drasnin  Chant of the Moon   Options Voodoo    1959    1:00:13 (Pop‑up)
Robert Drasnin  Desiree   Options Voodoo        1:02:00 (Pop‑up)
Robert Drasnin  Hindara   Options Voodoo        1:05:00 (Pop‑up)
Robert Drasnin  Orinoco   Options Voodoo        1:08:31 (Pop‑up)
Robert Drasnin  Warm Night Wind   Options Voodoo        1:09:56 (Pop‑up)
Robert Drasnin  Mirage   Options Voodoo        1:12:47 (Pop‑up)
Arthur Lyman  Happy Voodoo   Options Bahia    1959  wr. by Les Baxter  1:15:50 (Pop‑up)
Sauter-Finegan Orchestra  Whoo Doo Voodoo   Options Adventure in Time    1956    1:18:38 (Pop‑up)
Mort Garson  The Ride of Aida (Voodoo)   Options Black Mass    1971  Mort Garson as "Lucifer"  1:23:26 (Pop‑up)
The Shangaans  Voodoo Drums   Options Jungle Drums    1965    1:26:41 (Pop‑up)
Robert Drasnin  Voodoo   Options Voodoo    1959    1:29:50 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Robert Drasnin 
  Voodoo        1:31:56 (Pop‑up)
Rocky Jones  Shipwrecked on Planet X   Options Shipwrecked on Planet X 10"    1953  Music by Tony Mottola (credited on sleeve as "Mattola")  1:38:58 (Pop‑up)
Sun Ra  Calling Planet Earth   Options Live in Paris at the "Gibus"    1973    1:41:28 (Pop‑up)
The Ventures  Exploration in Terror   Options Ventures in Space    1964    1:42:34 (Pop‑up)
The Orkustra  Flash Gordon (Practice Session)   Options Adventures in Experimental Electric Orchestra from the San Francisco Psychedelic Underground      with BBC Radiophonic Workshop "Outer Space" from Atmospheric Sounds And Effects––DOUBLE MUSIC!  1:45:19 (Pop‑up)
Marty Manning  Forbidden Planet   Options The Twilight Zone - A Sound Adventure In Space    1961    1:52:26 (Pop‑up)
Russ Garcia  Lost Souls of Saturn   Options Fantastica: Music from Outer Space    1958    1:55:44 (Pop‑up)
Mel Henke  Exotic Adventure   Options Dynamic Adventures In Sound    1962  "Architecturally constructed to induce the maximum in audio sensation"  1:58:20 (Pop‑up)
Rocky Jones  Shipwrecked on Planet X   Options Shipwrecked on Planet X 10"        2:00:09 (Pop‑up)
Russ Garcia  Into Space   Options Fantastica: Music from Outer Space        2:03:37 (Pop‑up)
Ken Nordine  Planet   Options Twink (Ken Nordine does Robert Shure)    1967    2:06:10 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
BBC Radiophonic Workshop  
Suspense And The Supernatural   Options Atmospheric Sounds And Effects        2:07:40 (Pop‑up)
June Winters  Kiddie Konga   Options Kiddie Konga featuring The Lady in Blue        2:15:07 (Pop‑up)
The Lecuona Cuban Boys  Oye la Conga   Options 78    1935  vocal by Alberto Rabagliati  2:20:40 (Pop‑up)
Duke Ellington  Conga Brava   Options Conga Brava / Ko-Ko 78    1940?  wr. with and heavily featuring Juan Tizol, the man, the myth  2:23:53 (Pop‑up)
Cab Calloway  Congo-Conga   Options 78    1938    2:27:25 (Pop‑up)
Grupo Afro-Cubano Dirigido Por Alberto Zayas   Conga   Options Afro-Frenetic (Tambores De Cuba)        2:29:50 (Pop‑up)
Les Baxter  Congalé   Options The Primitive and the Passionate    1962    2:33:22 (Pop‑up)
Tito Puente  Conga Alegre   Options Top Percussion    1958    2:35:42 (Pop‑up)
Tito Puente  Voodoo Dance at Midnight   Options Tambó    1960    2:37:00 (Pop‑up)
Richard Hayman  Midnight Ritual   Options Voodoo!    1959    2:39:10 (Pop‑up)
Richard Hayman  Afro   Options Voodoo!        2:42:49 (Pop‑up)
Richard Hayman  Zombi   Options Voodoo!        2:44:33 (Pop‑up)
Richard Hayman  Voodoo   Options Voodoo!        2:46:52 (Pop‑up)
Glenda & Glen  Voodoo Doll   Options The Lavender Jungle: Tempting Treats From The Land Of Exotica        2:49:50 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Les Baxter 
Deep Night   Options Caribbean Moonlight        2:51:22 (Pop‑up)
Thurl Ravenscroft with the Jeff Alexander Quartet  Dr. Geek (From Tanganyika)   Options         2:56:47 (Pop‑up)
Augie Colon  Witch Doctor   Options Chant of the Jungle        2:59:03 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 6:29pm Flash Strap:

Let's go exploring tonight for goodness sake

let's go on some a d v e n t u r e s
Avatar 6:59pm ndbob:

evening Evan and everyone!
Avatar 7:01pm Walking Daydream:

Boogie woogie, Flash.
Avatar 7:01pm Flash Strap:

Evening Bob!
Avatar 7:02pm Flash Strap:

Tutti Fruitti to you, Daydream!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:02pm listener james from westwood:

Howdy, Evan and all!! Gon' do that voodoo that you do so well?
Avatar 7:04pm Flash Strap:

Listener James! Good evening
Avatar 7:07pm ndbob:

Evening walking and James
Avatar 7:08pm hyde:

hi folks. i could use a pick-me-up. this looks like the ticket!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:09pm Carmichael:

Heya Flash and swingin' hep cats.
Avatar 7:10pm Flash Strap:

I sure hope so Hyde! Let's pick you up and take you somewhere nice

Hey hep Carmichael
  7:14pm walkingtrees:

Avatar 7:15pm geezerette:

Evening Evan & Flashers.
Ahhhhh...a cool pool of sanity.
Avatar 7:17pm hyde:

i need it. this might be an overshare, but Satu--the one eyed cat that is my avatar--has gone beyond the veil. I'm a little sad, and could use some transportation to other realms.
Avatar 7:20pm Flash Strap:

Walkingtrees! Geezerette!
Avatar 7:21pm Flash Strap:

Ah Hyde man... I'm so sorry. My heart goes out to you
Avatar 7:24pm hyde:

thanks. it's inevitable, but she was kind of a special little cat so i'm not taking it so good.

i used to take Frank Buck books out of the library when i was a kid. I used to also watch this show in syndication, that ripped off the title of a book of his www.tvobscurities.com...
Avatar 7:25pm Flash Strap:

seriously man, I'm in sorrow on your behalf. safe cosmic journeys, Satu.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:25pm JtotheK:

good evening everyone. glad i could join in on this tiger expedition tonight!
  7:26pm walkingtrees:

safe passage Satu
Avatar 7:28pm hyde:

the art on the Frank Buck record is like a weird combo of Rousseau and Little Golden Books

@walkingtrees thnx!
Avatar 7:30pm Flash Strap:

JtotheK! Hello!

@Hyde: precisely right, good call
  7:31pm walkingtrees:

Avatar 7:31pm ndbob:

@Hyde sorry to hear that
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:32pm listener james from westwood:

Terribly sorry to hear it, hyde. My condolences.
  7:32pm walkingtrees:

currently hunting for r d burman slabs...
Avatar 7:33pm Flash Strap:

This has such an early-70s library vibe it always shocks me to see the date
Avatar 7:34pm geezerette:

Surrealism for tiny tots!

Condolences hyde. Still miss our cat.
Avatar 7:38pm hyde:

thanks, ndb, ljfw, geezerette. it helps.
Avatar 7:39pm hyde:

@walkingtrees love that R. D. Burman1
  7:41pm walkingtrees:

@hyde what are some of your favs? i've only had a messy mix of mp3s of his....need to listen to some soundtracks fully proper
  7:41pm walkingtrees:

diggin these narration interludes...routing for the tiger...
Avatar 7:43pm Flash Strap:

I love this stuff too Trees
  7:44pm walkingtrees:

couple weeks old news, but anyone have any idea why there was a gorilla in Cincinnati?
Avatar 7:45pm Flash Strap:

I think I missed that one!
Avatar 7:46pm Flash Strap:

This one's for Satu, Hyde
  7:46pm walkingtrees:

oh man...a couple weeks ago some tyke fell into the gorrila pen in an ohio zoo...they shot the gorilla...there was a relative amount of uproar....as in: where were the parents?
  7:47pm walkingtrees:

and a gator yanked some young lad to his doom outside some disney lagoon the other day
Avatar 7:48pm hyde:

@walkingtrees ah, there are so many. i think the Teesri Mansil soundtrack was the breakout. A lot of stuff is on my backups back in Mass and not here in NY, so it's hard for me to remember exactly. There's been some Burman posts recently at Music From the Third Floor, fwiw. What I've listened to is generally good.
Avatar 7:48pm just julia:

"teach me tiger," YES! also, hi.
Avatar 7:49pm hyde:

@Flash haha, hopefully she's hearing it somewhere. though she was pretty much oblivious to music, unless it was the Roscoe Mitchell tune that opens Destination Out, which she hated because it always woke her up
  7:53pm walkingtrees:

@hyde where in MA? i grew up in weymouth
Avatar 7:55pm hyde:

@walkingtrees my gf + i own a house in attleboro at present. i grew up in Sherborn, which is next to Framingham.
  7:55pm walkingtrees:

ah, i once worked at the whole foods in framingham, ha
Avatar 7:55pm ndbob:

excellent first hour Evan! catch the rest on the archive
Avatar 8:00pm Flash Strap:

Just Julia! Hello and warm welcome!
Avatar 8:01pm Flash Strap:

Bye Bob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:02pm melinda:

hi everyone! bye bob!
Avatar 8:02pm hyde:

@walkingtrees i've been to that whole foods!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:04pm melinda:

Hyde I'm sorry about your kitty.
Avatar 8:06pm Flash Strap:

Welcome Melinda!
Avatar 8:10pm hyde:

@melinda thank you!
Avatar 8:11pm hyde:

this record is awesome
Avatar 8:11pm Flash Strap:

so awesome
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:12pm JtotheK:

agreed. awesome. also - hyde -- condolences.
Avatar 8:21pm Flash Strap:

This whole record is such a trip, if you've never heard it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:25pm Doug Schulkind:

Oh hyde, I'm so sorry. I live in a house where the humans are outnumbered by the four-footers. I understand and share you pain.

Good evening Admiral Von Strap and all exploritrons.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:26pm Doug Schulkind:

Those album covers are making my palms moisty-moisty.
Avatar 8:27pm Flash Strap:

Good evening Commander-in-Doug! I love when a drummer perspires
Avatar 8:28pm hyde:

thanks Doug and JtotheK. power to the four footers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:28pm JtotheK:

that Garson LP is a good one!
Avatar 8:30pm Flash Strap:

No kidding J&K! Garson is godlike in general
  8:31pm walkingtrees:

damn this drasnin is $100 on discogs
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:33pm JtotheK:

i especially like spinning 'Music for Sensuous Lovers by Z' when we have guests over.
Avatar 8:38pm Flash Strap:

woof! I did not pay that much for it, WT. so there's hope
Avatar 8:39pm Flash Strap:

love that one J
  8:40pm walkingtrees:

amazing how these young lads' voices sound so similar in these old expolits
Avatar 8:41pm Flash Strap:

i know, such a particular way of speaking
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:41pm JtotheK:

enjoying the program, as always! have to head out, but will catch the rest via archives. thanks again! cheers everyone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:42pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...making me miss SciFi on BBC4extra I'd hear sometimes - '7th Dimension'...wonder if they ever do that now...
Avatar 8:43pm Flash Strap:

RR! Hello and welcome!
  8:43pm Dean:

Fun coincidence this afternoon: Fabio played a track from Noah Howard's "The Black Ark," about which somebody commented that it'd be nice to see a reissue. An hour later I found myself at Down Home Records, where right in front among the collectible vinyl was a copy of said LP. Price tag: $70. I didn't buy it, but I did pick up a $2 copy of Shootout at the Fantasy Factory and a nice used copy of Isaac Hayes' Black Moses on CD.
Avatar 8:45pm coelacanth:

Greetings Evan and Explorers
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:45pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...& how Rawk has roots in Blues has roots in (actual) Vodoun became a pet obsession of mine for a bit - which is besides the point of Exotica 'Voodoo' anyhow...
Avatar 8:46pm Flash Strap:

I think in a lot of ways it's a very similar evolution, RR, or even two aspects of the same one. Rock owes a lot more to exotica than it lets on
Avatar 8:50pm Flash Strap:

and surf is a big missing link
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:51pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Yes - the whole topic of the Origins of the 'Concept Album'...the Concept being - Albums themselves as a distinct Medium, really. Before the kids were into LPs, there was Classical & Lounge & Exotica...all elementary observations here of course...I think the things George Martin had been into before The Beatles prepared him for helping Produce Psychedelia - even the Comedy...
Surf !...Mr. Brian Wilson in L.A. ...There's Lounge in Arthur Lee & Love certainly...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:53pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...isn't 'Pet Sounds' in fact Exotica ?!??...
Avatar 8:53pm Flash Strap:

On the money, RR
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:54pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...Dick Dale coming out of Middle Eastern grooves...
Avatar 8:54pm Flash Strap:

I wouldn't say myself that Pet Sounds IS exotica, but it has a whole of exotica on and in it
  8:54pm Dean:

And Sam Shalabi fairly completes the circle.
Avatar 8:56pm Flash Strap:

btw, HI Dean!

and Coelacanth! HELLO
Avatar 8:57pm Flash Strap:

wonderful to see you both here
Avatar 8:57pm Little Danny:

Just landed back in Tejas and listening now Flash! Jesus this is a gorgeous playlist.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:58pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Just saw this on fb : observer.com... :

...' In the spring of 1966, Bruce Johnston of the Beach Boys flew over to London. An acetate of the yet-to-be-released Pet Sounds was tucked securely under his arm. Like a high-ranking diplomat on a crucial mission, he had one and only one urgent assignment: to play the pioneering LP for John Lennon and Paul McCartney of the Beatles.

When they heard it, Lennon and McCartney immediately understood that a new standard had been set for album-length pop music.

But just as significantly, they also grasped the conceptual core of the album: The Beach Boys’ master composer and artistic strategist, Brian Wilson, had created a work that lovingly integrated a century of American pop, vaudeville, classical and folk tics into a user-friendly avant-psychedelic landscape. Even more remarkably, this modernist valentine to the past never seemed pretentious, not even for one moment.

Lennon and McCartney also understood that Brian Wilson had the courage to make music that reflected the cultural DNA inside every American musician, even citing the genes that had been discarded as unhip or archaic.

Within hours, Lennon and McCartney decided to attempt to do something very similar.

They would make a state-of-the-art pop album that puffed with the acid-breath of the High ’60s while sourcing the Fabs’ unique cultural vernacular: the music halls, pub sing-alongs, ratty rained-on circuses and shabby Pier entertainments of the north of England '...
Avatar 8:59pm Flash Strap:

Ah Danny! How grand! Hope your travels were smooth and soulful?
  9:01pm Jeff g.:

Oh hi.
I thought Black Ark *was* reissued...on CD, anyway.
And so sorry to hear about your cat @hyde.
Avatar 9:02pm Flash Strap:

Jeff! Great to see ya! You're on next are you not?
Avatar 9:04pm hyde:

thanks, Jeff G. Never again will the start of your show annoy the hell out of my poor cat! (in all honesty, this happened many, many times).

when I hear this Rocky Jones stuff, all I can ever think of is the Firesign Theater
  9:06pm Dean:

Re: Beach Boys and Beatles...To think that people poo-poo Harold Blooms Anxiety of Influence!
  9:07pm walkingtrees:

oh man, gonna have to sample some of these vocals
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09pm Doug Schulkind:

And speaking of Jeff G....

Up next on the Drummer Stream, Jeff Golick and D:O Radio (with the spirit of the Magic Hour hanging heavy in the air) will be filling in for Little Danny and the Cool Blue Flame. Tune in to hear Jeff, live from the living room in his snug Brooklyn apartment. Will he have to yell at the kids to "pipe down in there!"? Will his wife ask him to put on a long cut and do the dishes already? You will only know if you keep listening to the Drummer Stream, 10-midnight (ET).

Jeff's playlist page will be here: wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...Joe Meek is in there somewhere too...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12pm Alex In Illinois:

Enjoying this show
  9:14pm Dean:

Shit! Today is Bloomsday! Must find Irish Whiskey...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15pm Alex In Illinois:

Voodoo from Polynesia? Hmm.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15pm Jeff Golick:

I'm warming up the machines now...telling the kids to pipe down...etc.

Flash, you're an impossible act to follow.
Avatar 9:15pm Little Danny:

@Revolution Rabbit Nov63 I sense some Blue Men on the horizon...
Avatar 9:16pm Flash Strap:

Hello, Alex!
Avatar 9:17pm Flash Strap:

I actually omitted the Meek I was considering for that set because i thought you would all be expecting it
  9:17pm Dean:

Doug: I noticed today that SFPL has a copy of this book in nice shape for sale in its Friends' bookstore: https://books.google.com/books?id=b-YAYAAACAAJ&dq=%22history+of+african+music%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjtsOzR8a3NAhUXS2MKHY2sCLsQ6AEISzAJ Know it?
Avatar 9:17pm Flash Strap:

Oh, pshaw Jeff. you're a legend
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:19pm Jeff Golick:

Giving the people what they don't know they want.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20pm Alex In Illinois:

I was hoping that little Conga would meet other kids, each making a different musical sound when he or she walks, and that they would form a large ensemble making great music when they walk together.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20pm Doug Schulkind:

I have that book. Read it in the early '80s. My memory fails if it was fantastic, or better than that.
Avatar 9:22pm coelacanth:

Alex, that version NEEDS to be made!
Avatar 9:22pm Flash Strap:

that's a better story, obviously
Avatar 9:24pm Little Danny:

Nice call on "Conga Brava."
  9:25pm walkingtrees:

go evan!
Avatar 9:26pm Little Danny:

Evan, look into Juan Tizol's own "Zanzibar," another cool pre-bop jazz exotica 78 with a similar vibe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26pm melinda:

Tournees of licentiousness...haha
  9:26pm Dean:

I love... No. Never mind.
Avatar 9:28pm Flash Strap:

Danny: oh yes. will do. Love Tizol. Considered by some to have invented modal jazz itself

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:29pm melinda:

I love a space set followed by a conga set.
Avatar 9:31pm Little Danny:

Oh nice! Yeah, when I hear the opening riff of "Conga Brava," I also think of Dizzy's "Night in Tunisia," which he wrote shortly after "Conga Brava"'s release, I just realized.
Avatar 9:31pm Flash Strap:

@Melinda: it gives me a certain pleasure as well, to go from cold to hot in that way
Avatar 9:32pm Flash Strap:

Huh, I was playing "Night in Tunisia" a few weeks ago and that never occurred to me, but it makes so much sense
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

On Earth as it is in Heaven. Church of the Drum.
Avatar 9:34pm Flash Strap:

hearkening back to that Arnaz quote: I cannot believe that man was Desi Arnaz' father, and can't imagine how he felt seeing his son's progression. I imagine he softened his stance
Avatar 9:37pm Flash Strap:

uh oh

gettin back into the voodoo
Avatar 9:39pm Flash Strap:

this is really one of the best exotica records i think
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:41pm Alex In Illinois:

IN the heavens, as it is on Earth, because we transmit radio signals of our music all over the place, and send out space probes that play recording of our music.
Avatar 9:41pm Flash Strap:

the cover for this Voodoo! that's at the top of the page is really cool, but the truth is that the real cover used for the majority of releases is even better: img.discogs.com...
Avatar 9:43pm geezerette:

Evan what an outrageously wacky show!
I'm sending this to my animation buddies.
Waiter, a round of Flaming Zombies to that gentleman in the pith helmet. Cheers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:45pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Yeah man - righteous episode.
Avatar 9:45pm Flash Strap:

Why thank you Geezerette! Tonight has been my pleasure, truly
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:48pm Doug Schulkind:

At the beginning of his Impulse recording of Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac, Dizzy belts out what sounds for all the world to be clowning, faux-African chanting. An over-the-top exotica overload. At least, that was how I heard it at first. Later, I discovered that Dizzy was in all actuality faithfully re-creating a classic Afro-Cuban (no doubt Yoruba) chant. I never ceased to be internally embarrassed by my initial judgment. Desi Arnaz was also a purveyor of serious, dare I say "authentic" Afro-Cuban music. It was easy to right-off the sounds as cartoonish in the setting of the I Love Lucy show, but the music was the real deal.
Avatar 9:48pm Flash Strap:

and thank you as well, RR
Avatar 9:49pm Flash Strap:

amen doug
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Babalú indeed. A 'Mambo' is a Priestess. The lines are pretty straight - from Rawk to Blues to Vodoun. Certainly the Caribbean rhythms are generally of unbroken lineage. Dots finally connected for me by 'Shadow Dancing in the USA' by Michael Ventura.
  9:52pm walkingtrees:

thanks evan! adios all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:54pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Babalú-Ayé :
  9:56pm Dean:

Did Wilma Cozart produce/engineer that Hayman record?
Avatar 9:56pm Flash Strap:

Thanks all and good good night
Avatar 9:57pm hyde:

thanks for the always cool show. i also really appreciate everyone's well wishes! night all.
Avatar 10:33pm coelacanth:

Thank you Evan! (belated)
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