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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 September 8, 2016: Lotus Lands and Oriental Mambos

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
Tito Puente  Ritual Drum Dance   Options Tambó    1960    0:01:19 (Pop‑up)
Tito Puente  Rumba Timbales   Options Tambó    1960    0:04:38 (Pop‑up)
Tito Puente  Hong Kong Mambo   Options Dance Mania    1958    0:07:33 (Pop‑up)
The All-Star Orchestra  Shina No Yoru (Rhumba) Japan   Options A Far East Fantasy In Latin Dance Rhythm  49th State Hawaii Record Co.  1959    0:10:41 (Pop‑up)
The All-Star Orchestra  Yoimachi-Guza (Bolero) Japan   Options A Far East Fantasy In Latin Dance Rhythm  49th State Hawaii Record Co.  1959    0:13:36 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Atsumasa Nakabayashi Trio : 中林淳真ギター三重奏団 
Jougashima Rain   Options Melody of Japan : 日本のメロディ        0:16:02 (Pop‑up)
The All-Star Orchestra  Yoimachi-Guza Variation (Cugat Style) Japan   Options A Far East Fantasy In Latin Dance Rhythm  49th State Hawaii Record Co.  1959    0:23:30 (Pop‑up)
The All-Star Orchestra  Holi Chin Sai Lai (Cha-Cha-Cha) China   Options A Far East Fantasy In Latin Dance Rhythm  49th State Hawaii Record Co.  1959    0:26:14 (Pop‑up)
Wrong Notes  Oriental Tunes   Options Waking Up Scheherazade, Volume 2  Ali Baba And His 40... Records  1970  reissue 2010, rec. 1970  0:28:20 (Pop‑up)
Paul Conrad  Sa Libis Ng Nayon   Options Exotic Paradise  Mahalo  1960  Tagalog traditional tune  0:31:04 (Pop‑up)
Paul Mark and his Orchestra  Akai Rampu No Shu Resha   Options East to West  Imperial  1961    0:33:15 (Pop‑up)
Paul Mark and his Orchestra  Itsuki Komori Uta   Options East to West  Imperial  1961    0:35:24 (Pop‑up)
Paul Mark and his Orchestra  Sakura Fantasy Medley   Options East to West  Imperial  1961    0:38:05 (Pop‑up)
Paul Mark   Oshima Bushi   Options Golden Melodies from Japan  Imperial      0:42:53 (Pop‑up)
Paul Mark and his Orchestra and the Geishas  Song of the Seashore   Options 12 1/2 Geishas Must Be Right  Sounds of Hawaii  1963    0:45:22 (Pop‑up)
Tsegué-Maryam Guébrou  The Song of the Sea   Options Ethiopiques 21: Piano Solos    1963  reiss. 2006, rec. 1963  0:48:27 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Les Baxter 
Bali Ha'i   Options South Pacific    1958    0:57:49 (Pop‑up)
Gene Rains   Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing   Options Lotus Land  Decca  1960  "recorded in Hawaii"  1:05:30 (Pop‑up)
Gene Rains   Lotus Land   Options Lotus Land  Decca  1960    1:07:36 (Pop‑up)
Gene Rains  Africa   Options Lotus Land  Decca  1960  "Instrumentals authentically recorded in Hawaii"  1:10:50 (Pop‑up)
Gene Rains  Strange Cargo   Options Far Across the Sea  Decca  1961    1:14:43 (Pop‑up)
Gene Rains  Bird of Paradise   Options Far Across the Sea  Decca  1961    1:17:28 (Pop‑up)
Gene Rains  Tropic Trade Winds   Options Far Across the Sea  Decca  1961    1:20:17 (Pop‑up)
Gene Rains  Bangkok Cockfight   Options Rains in the Tropics  Decca  1962  wr. Les Baxter  1:23:44 (Pop‑up)
Gene Rains  Tiki   Options Rains in the Tropics  Decca  1962    1:25:03 (Pop‑up)
Tito Puente  Call of the Jungle Birds   Options Tambó  RCA Victor  1960    1:28:03 (Pop‑up)
Tito Puente  Jungle Holiday   Options Tambó        1:30:22 (Pop‑up)
Tito Puente  Velorio   Options Tambó        1:32:42 (Pop‑up)
Eddie Cano and His Sextet  Deep in a Drum   Options Deep In A Drum  RCA Victor  1958  prod. Shorty Rogers  1:34:53 (Pop‑up)
David Carroll  Jungle Drums   Options Percussion in Hi-Fi  Mercury  1957    1:40:31 (Pop‑up)
David Carroll  Spanish Symphonique   Options Percussion in Hi-Fi  Mercury  1957  a. The Pyrenees b. Madrid c. Bull-Fight d. Finale Flamenco (wr. Bobby Christian)  1:43:04 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Ray Martin 
Sweet and Gentle   Options Ray Goes Latin        1:53:10 (Pop‑up)
Len Hughes and His Orchestra  Diner Music for a Pack of Hungry Cannibals   Options Radiola 78  Radiola  1937?  wr. Raymond Scott  2:03:44 (Pop‑up)
Len Hughes and His Orchestra  Twilight in Turkai   Options Radiola 78  Radiola  1937?  wr. Raymond Scott  2:05:48 (Pop‑up)
Bill Costello with orchestra conducted by Teddy Foster  Nagasaki   Options Decca 78  Decca  1933-35?  Original voice of Popeye!  2:08:31 (Pop‑up)
Harry Hudson's Melody Men  Sing-Song Girl of Old Shanghai   Options Edison Bell Winner 78    192?    2:10:43 (Pop‑up)
Kilima Hawaiians  Maui Girl   Options Imperial 78  Imperial  194?  Dutch, not Hawaiian  2:14:00 (Pop‑up)
Kilima Hawaiians  Gertjie (South Afrikaansch song)   Options Imperial 78  Imperial  194?    2:16:52 (Pop‑up)
Louis Armstong  Song of the Islands   Options Odeon Swing Music Series 78  Odeon  1930    2:19:41 (Pop‑up)
Artie Shaw  St. James Infirmary   Options         2:23:14 (Pop‑up)
The Bar Harbor Society Orchestra  Indian Love Call (From "Rose-Marie")   Options Imperial 78  Imperial  192?  by Rudolf Friml  2:26:00 (Pop‑up)
Ted Lewis  Moonlight Madness   Options Columbia 78  Columbia  1927    2:28:47 (Pop‑up)
Don Byas  Flamingo   Options Bluestar 78    1947    2:32:23 (Pop‑up)
Richard Hayman  The Windmills Of Your Mind   Options Genuine Electric Latin Love Machine  Command  1969  with Walter Sear  2:35:23 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Richard Hayman 
Melody No. 2   Options Genuine Electric Latin Love Machine        2:40:54 (Pop‑up)
Ben, Sa Tumba et son Orchestra  Cubano Chant   Options Ça C'Est Du Poulet 7"  Barclay  1961    2:51:00 (Pop‑up)
Cal Tjader  Buhuto (Nanigo 6/8)   Options Ritmos Caliente!  Fantasy  1956    2:52:19 (Pop‑up)
Cal Tjader  Poinciana Cha Cha   Options Más Ritmo Caliente  Fantasy  1958    2:54:22 (Pop‑up)
Alberto Socarras  Masabi   Options Rumba Jazz: A History of Latin Jazz and Dance Music 1919-1945        2:56:55 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 6:38pm Flash Strap:

Get your rum ready, pals
Avatar 6:59pm ndbob:

evening Evan and everyone!
Avatar 7:00pm Flash Strap:

heya bob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:01pm listener james from westwood:

Evening, ndbob, Evan, and all explorers!
Avatar 7:01pm ndbob:

Heya James!
Avatar 7:02pm Flash Strap:

Listener James! How grand!
Avatar 7:04pm Flash Strap:

How we doin tonight?
Avatar 7:05pm Flash Strap:

bass is so cool on this track
Avatar 7:06pm geezerette:

Think I packed enough ceramic coconut shells and tiny umbrellas for everyone.
Case of rum on the donkey.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:06pm Carmichael:

Ahoy, Flash. Permission to come aboard.
Avatar 7:08pm geezerette:

Tamales con timbales!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:08pm listener james from westwood:

Copyediting for a bit more and then letting the blue pencil have some time alone.
Avatar 7:08pm Flash Strap:

geezerette! you saved the day with your foresight!

Permission enthusiastically granted, Carmichael! (I was very excited when I thought your new avatar was a tasty tall drink, but now I chuckle to see the burger that it is)
Avatar 7:12pm hyde:

hmmm, i got no rum up here. Have bourbon, though! also took the Smuggler's Cove book out from the library this week, so i plan on perusing that or my weekend adventures.
Avatar 7:12pm hyde:

*for* my weekend adventures, that is.
Avatar 7:13pm Flash Strap:

Hyde! Welcome, welcome, with any spirits, or with none at all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:17pm Carmichael:

Say no more, Flash. Behold the rum drink!
Avatar 7:20pm geezerette:

Carmichael, that looks delicious.
Avatar 7:26pm Flash Strap:

Well done Carmichael!
Avatar 7:34pm Flash Strap:

love exotica trains
Avatar 7:40pm hyde:

i like this record
Avatar 7:41pm Flash Strap:

It has such a great sound! especially enhanced by that organ, and the sound effects
Avatar 7:47pm Flash Strap:

ok, this one is sort of way over the corny line, but how can you not love it all the same?
Avatar 7:48pm Flash Strap:

ok we're about to change gears
Avatar 7:58pm ndbob:

excellent first hour Evan - catch the rest later
Avatar 8:06pm Flash Strap:

See ya bob, thanks!
Avatar 8:08pm hyde:

whoa, this one is really good
Avatar 8:09pm Flash Strap:

Really good stuff. I think it was recorded in the Kaiser Dome, too
Avatar 8:15pm Little Danny:

Listening as I prep my show, Flash. You're playing most of my fave Rains tunes!
Avatar 8:16pm hyde:

anything recorded in a Fuller dome is OK by me
Avatar 8:16pm Flash Strap:

Hey Danny!
Avatar 8:17pm Little Danny:

Have you heard Johnny Spencer's s'Pacifica LP on Imperial? Also in the same vein, and quite good. And quite obscure.
Avatar 8:18pm Flash Strap:

I love s'Pacifica! Great water/rain sounds, and killer all over

Spencer's son emailed me a while back, actually!
Avatar 8:22pm Flash Strap:

love his band name too, the Kona Koasters
Avatar 8:22pm hyde:

ha, he also posted a comment on your Flash Strap share of that LP too, huh? reading that now....
Avatar 8:22pm Little Danny:

Ooh, that's awesome - shoulda remembered you posted that LP
Avatar 8:23pm Flash Strap:

hee hee he's a nice guy. he pointed out an error in that post that I've yet to fix, shamefully. Johnny Spencer is not from Ohio, or wherever i said he was from. I was misled by those that i thought i could trust
Avatar 8:24pm Flash Strap:

not a bad rendition of this tune, imo
Avatar 8:25pm Little Danny:

Man, you are absolutely nailing my Rains faves. It's like we're going down the same list
Avatar 8:26pm Flash Strap:

higher praise i can not imagine, LD
Avatar 8:29pm Flash Strap:

ok, we say goodbye to Rains for now, and hello again to Tito, for a moment

this track is unimaginably good
Avatar 8:31pm Flash Strap:

man this record is so good!!!! ok i'm gonna play a couple extra since i'm so into it
Avatar 8:50pm Flash Strap:

ugh this part is so fuckin good
Avatar 8:51pm Little Danny:

WOW at this David Carroll
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:52pm listener james from westwood:

Bloody amazing tracks tonight.
Avatar 9:04pm just julia:

wow wow wow, i love this one. this has been such a pleasing evening of sounds !
Avatar 9:05pm Flash Strap:

Just Julia! Hello and thanks for the kind words
Avatar 9:06pm hyde:

yeah, this is cool. i think maybe i'll need to check out this Dutch 78's blog....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...been listening whilst mucking about w/ other things - fantastic background tracks for me - cheers!
Avatar 9:07pm Flash Strap:

ah yes: satyr78curiosa.blogspot.com

do check it out, so good
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...it wasn't that long ago I was finally informed it was Raymond Scott standing behind Carl Stalling...
Avatar 9:08pm Flash Strap:

Hello rabbit! glad to be of service!
Avatar 9:10pm Flash Strap:

@Rabbit: oh yeah, big time. such a cool thing
Avatar 9:10pm Flash Strap:

jesus this song is TOO GOOD
Avatar 9:11pm just julia:

i second that emotion, revolution rabbit: perfect music to write by.
Avatar 9:11pm hyde:

hm, i apparently bookmarked that blog a couple years ago! obviously haven't checked it out in awhile.
Avatar 9:13pm Flash Strap:

it's a lot of work to go through it all, but I'm glad I did. Links are live all the way down, too
Avatar 9:17pm hyde:

heh, this Dutch Hawaiian band lasted for over fifty years?
Avatar 9:17pm hyde:

oh wait. forty years.
Avatar 9:18pm Flash Strap:

seriously: 1934 to 1970-something. What a world
Avatar 9:19pm hyde:

they still look great in 1972! en.muziekencyclopedie.nl...
Avatar 9:21pm Flash Strap:

oh my word. they look incredible!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:23pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Somebody can play a bit o' trumpet. Heh.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Great epeesode mahhn !
Avatar 9:25pm Flash Strap:

Thanks, Rabbit!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

'1st Jazz record' 100 years ago next year...that's not certain (but it's something like that)...
Avatar 9:27pm Flash Strap:

what is THAT instrument, I keep wondering? Novachord?
Avatar 9:30pm Flash Strap:

This guy's super popular catchphrase: "Is everybody happy?"
Avatar 9:37pm Flash Strap:

a lot of material from this LP was reissued again in '73, if I remember right, and more properly credited to Richard Hayman AND Walter Sear
Avatar 9:49pm hyde:

great show. thanks!
Avatar 9:51pm Flash Strap:

wonderful LP art: img.discogs.com...

and another

Avatar 9:55pm Flash Strap:

My pleasure, Hyde! and all others! Glad you enjoyed
Avatar 9:56pm Little Danny:

Hope everyone will sail for the next isle over: wfmu.org... Starts in a few minutes!
Avatar 9:57pm Flash Strap:

If they know what's good for 'em, they will!
Avatar 10:00pm Flash Strap:

ok good night! see ya next week
  12:40pm Maria Serban:

What a horrible and racist colonialist drawing on top of the playlist.
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