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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 October 27, 2016: Lost Horizons of Sound: Exotic 78s

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
Orquesta Generalisimo Trujillo, dir. Luis Alberto  Tormento - Bolero   Options RCA Victor 78      Dominican Republic   
Quarteto Borgschot  Brisa di Curaçao   Options Hoyco 78    195?  Curaçao  0:05:40 (Pop‑up)
A. Boelyn with Orquesta Concordia  Pagami mi Number (Tumba Calypso)   Options Hoyco 78    195?    0:08:41 (Pop‑up)
George Moxey & His Calypso Quintet   Monkey Talk   Options Motta's Recording Studio 78    1950  Jamaica  0:11:26 (Pop‑up)
Nilla Pizzi & Angelini e 8 Strumenti  Luna Rossa   Options Cetra 78    1951    0:14:39 (Pop‑up)
La Argentina, Joaquin Nin  Danse Ibérienne   Options Odeon 78    192?    0:17:12 (Pop‑up)
Artie Shaw  Carioca (from the film "Flying Down to Rio")   Options His Master's Voice 78    193?    0:23:06 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Images For Orchestra: Iberia-Par Les Rues Et Par Les Chemins   Options         0:25:59 (Pop‑up)
Bar Harbour Society Orchestra  Persianna   Options ACO 78    1921    0:36:27 (Pop‑up)
Greening's Dance Orchestra  Persian Rosebud   Options Imperial 78    1928    0:38:48 (Pop‑up)
The California Ramblers  The Sheik (Of Araby)   Options ACO 78    1921    0:41:41 (Pop‑up)
The Savoy Orpheans  Selections from Romberg: "The Desert Song"   Options His Master's Voice 78    1927  By Sigmund Romberg  0:44:44 (Pop‑up)
The Savoy Havana Band  Sahara   Options Columbia 78    1924    0:52:19 (Pop‑up)
H.M. Coldstream Guards  "Anima": Egyptian Serenade   Options His Master's Voice 78    1910    0:55:44 (Pop‑up)
Paul Godwin Orchestra  Shanghai   Options Gramophone H 78        0:59:26 (Pop‑up)
Vocalion Dance Orchestra  Dawn in the East   Options Vocalion 78    192?    1:03:22 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Paris Theatre Orchestra 
Drifting Sampans   Options Exotic Lands        1:06:09 (Pop‑up)
Cor Steijn  Orient-Express   Options Odeon    193?    1:13:41 (Pop‑up)
Ronald Colman & Cast; Victor Young, music; George Wells  Lost Horizon side 1   Options Lost Horizon  Decca  193?    1:15:35 (Pop‑up)
H.M. Scotsguards  The Shepherdess of the Himalaya   Options "Two Hindoo Tunes": Edison Bell Velvet Face 78    191?/192?    1:19:52 (Pop‑up)
Ronald Colman & Cast; Victor Young, music; George Wells  Lost Horizon side 2   Options Lost Horizon  Decca  193?    1:23:08 (Pop‑up)
Beatrice Harrison, cello + nightingales  Rimsky-Korsakov: Chant Hindu   Options His Master's Voice 78    1927  "Actually recorded in Beatrice Harrison's garden, Oxted"  1:27:30 (Pop‑up)
Beatrice Harrison's Garden  Dawn in an Old World Garden   Options His Master's Voice 78    1927  "Actually recorded in Beatrice Harrison's garden, Oxted"  1:30:14 (Pop‑up)
Ronald Colman & Cast; Victor Young, music; George Wells  Lost Horizon side 3, 4   Options Lost Horizon  Decca  193?    1:31:42 (Pop‑up)
Albert W. Ketelbey & The Silver Stars Band  In a Chinese Temple Garden (Oriental Phantasy)   Options Regal 78    1923-5    1:40:34 (Pop‑up)
Ronald Colman & Cast; Victor Young, music; George Wells  Lost Horizon side 5   Options Lost Horizon        1:43:31 (Pop‑up)
H.M. Scotsguards  Approaching and Passing a Hindoo Temple   Options "Two Hindoo Tunes": Edison Bell Velvet Face 78    191?/192?    1:47:57 (Pop‑up)
Ronald Colman & Cast; Victor Young, music; George Wells  Lost Horizon side 6   Options Lost Horizon        1:52:00 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Ferrante & Teicher 
Shangri-La   Options         1:55:40 (Pop‑up)
Master Manahar Barve  untitled sides 1 & 2   Options His Master's Voice 78      India  2:04:56 (Pop‑up)
Kesarbai Kerkar  Rasiya Hun Naa Jaun (Maru Bihaag)   Options His Master's Voice 78      India  2:10:44 (Pop‑up)
Zd. Njanji  Gamelan Selendro: Rino Rino   Options Odeon 78        2:15:01 (Pop‑up)
Philip Gbeho, leader and soloist  Ewe Agbadza Drumming   Options West African Arts Club 78        2:17:50 (Pop‑up)
Philip Gbeho, leader and soloist  Ewe Agbadza Drumming: Analysis   Options West African Arts Club 78        2:21:22 (Pop‑up)
Danse des Baya de Kombokombo  Awoko   Options Pathé 78      "Middle Congo (Ouesso)"  2:23:07 (Pop‑up)
Lembo Lo Budja  Egboto Yogo   Options Ngoma 78    195?  Ngoma was one of the 1st labels of the former Belgian Congo, running from 1948-1968  2:25:50 (Pop‑up)
Luembo La Akusu - Kibombo  Shawotema (Akusa)   Options Ngoma 78    195?    2:28:50 (Pop‑up)
Luembo La Akusu - Kibombo  Lokombe Kolame (Akusu)   Options Ngoma 78    195?    2:31:54 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Rapsodie Espagnole - Prelude A La Nuit   Options         2:34:43 (Pop‑up)
Ana Hato & Chorus  Hoki Hoki Tonumai; Poatarau Maori   Options Parlophone 78    1927    2:43:26 (Pop‑up)
Kanui & Lula  Oua Oua   Options Parlophone 78    1933    2:45:38 (Pop‑up)
Wout Steenhuis  BBC Radio Appearance 1946   Options unlabeled 30 cm 78    1946    2:48:26 (Pop‑up)
Ted Lewis and His Band  Good Night   Options Columbia 78    1927    2:54:48 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Caribbean Lagoon           2:58:02 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 7:00pm ndbob:

evening Evan and everyone!
Avatar 7:01pm Flash Strap:

Evening, explorers! In recognition of Singles Going Steady, I'll be playng a program of exotic 78s, many from the excellent blog, 78 Toeren: Curiosa Wereld Jazz, which you can dig here: satyr78curiosa.blogspot.com
Avatar 7:01pm Flash Strap:

hi bob!
Avatar 7:02pm ndbob:

wow records from a great blog I had forgotten about
  7:03pm Ed:

Bob and Flash, good evening!
Avatar 7:04pm Flash Strap:

Ed, welcome friend!
Avatar 7:06pm geezerette:

Hi Evan & intrepids!
Working whilst lurking. May be unable to resist the odd comment.
Avatar 7:07pm Flash Strap:

wonderful to see you, Geezerette! comment as much or as little as you're moved to or need to, it's just nice to have you and your ears among us
Avatar 7:08pm geezerette:

thanks Evan!
Avatar 7:10pm Flash Strap:

love this side
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:10pm doctorjazz:

Loving this Pagami...
Mostly in transit from work when the show is on, will catch some, sounding great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:12pm doctorjazz:

You have these 50's 78's? Wow?
(the clarinets on some of these, like this calypso, remind me of Pee Wee Russel).
Avatar 7:13pm Flash Strap:

Hi Dr. Jazz!

I don't have these, no, theyre from this blog: satyr78curiosa.blogspot.com
Avatar 7:13pm Flash Strap:

I do have some cool 78s, but my TT has been having some trouble in 78 mode so I don't play em much
Avatar 7:14pm ndbob:

and back - yet another political survey phone call
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:17pm doctorjazz:

I checked out the site, but didn't notice that it had MP3's for download...I know what I'm doing when I get home from the office...
Avatar 7:19pm Flash Strap:

Highly recommended, Doc!

REALLY fun fact for fans of erotica and early-20th century avant-feminist literature: this is Anais Nin's dad
Avatar 7:19pm Little Danny:

tuned in and super-stoked for this show!
Avatar 7:19pm geezerette:

Anais's DAD!
Avatar 7:20pm ndbob:

wow Evan that's great!
Avatar 7:20pm geezerette:

oops, you already said that!
Avatar 7:21pm Flash Strap:

Dude, LD, I am SUPER D Duper stoked for your show, it's gonna be so good man
Avatar 7:24pm Flash Strap:

everybody will stay tuned for Danny's Blue Flame tonight, I hope, cause it sounds like too zorch, too zorch completely
Avatar 7:26pm Little Danny:

thanks Flash!
Avatar 7:27pm Little Danny:

and thanks again!
Avatar 7:37pm Flash Strap:

This Bar Harbour cut is so zonkers fun
Avatar 7:38pm ndbob:

quite a fascinating show Evan
Avatar 7:38pm Flash Strap:

oh well, my pleasure, LD
Avatar 7:39pm Flash Strap:

thanks bob! I know I'm fascinated anyway
Avatar 7:41pm Flash Strap:

this is the flip of that Bar Harbour side
Avatar 7:43pm Flash Strap:

oh what fun
Avatar 7:53pm geezerette:

The images these records conjure are fabulous!
My mind is a Movie Palace and a Ballroom.
Avatar 7:55pm Flash Strap:

I know just what you mean!
Avatar 7:57pm Flash Strap:

the percussion on this track is adorable. Early days of recording, totally a military ensemble
Avatar 7:58pm ndbob:

excellent first hour Evan - will catch the rest of your show and Danny's show on the archive!
Avatar 7:59pm geezerette:

Just wonderful.
Avatar 8:00pm Flash Strap:

see ya bob! miss you every time!
Avatar 8:02pm Little Danny:

permission to leave denied ndbob. You stay right where you are.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:02pm melinda:

Hi folks! My mom is enjoying the tunes and said it reminded her of old cartoon music.
Avatar 8:03pm coelacanth:

Greetings Flash and Explorers
Avatar 8:03pm Flash Strap:

What can I do, Bob? My hands are tied, you have to stay now
Avatar 8:04pm Flash Strap:

Hi Melinda, hi her mom! So glad to have you both!
Avatar 8:04pm Flash Strap:

Hi Fish!
Avatar 8:04pm ndbob:

Hi Melinda and mom!
Avatar 8:12pm geezerette:

Was George Wells H.G. Wells? Must be.
Avatar 8:14pm geezerette:

Sounds like they're trying to "Get That Tiger" back into baggage car.
Avatar 8:16pm geezerette:

fabulous. :)
Avatar 8:18pm Flash Strap:

I think George Wells is just the producer, sort of. The novel it's based on is by James Hilton
Avatar 8:20pm geezerette:

Wondered if Wells was a script doctor. He did so many other things!
Avatar 8:21pm Flash Strap:

he really did!
Avatar 8:25pm Flash Strap:

Such a voice Colman has. The perfect voice of empire
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:25pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...voice reminds me of Alan Watts...
Avatar 8:28pm Flash Strap:

Heya Rabbit! great to see you old chum
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:28pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...imagine finding Henny Youngman up here...
Avatar 8:31pm Flash Strap:

"her mouth was small, and pink"

thanks guys
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:33pm melinda:

My mom remembers Ronald Colman from the old days.
Avatar 8:35pm Flash Strap:

I haven't seen any Bulldog Drummond films, but I've been meaning to see Death Drums Along the River for some time now
Avatar 8:37pm Flash Strap:

I also haven't seen the movie based on this story, but I will now!
Avatar 8:38pm Flash Strap:

Avatar 8:39pm Little Danny:

Death by chambermaid? Did I hear those three high Victorian words correctly?
Avatar 8:40pm Flash Strap:

You did not I don't believe but oh how I wish you did
Avatar 8:42pm Flash Strap:

this guy wrote both, "In a Monastery Garden" and "In a Persian Market"
Avatar 8:48pm Flash Strap:

Up next: the thrilling conclusion!
Avatar 8:48pm Hams:

this is getting heavy.
Avatar 8:49pm Flash Strap:

Hammy, even! Welcome, Ham
Avatar 8:50pm Hams:

evenin', flash!
Avatar 8:51pm Flash Strap:

seriously, this love story is such typical bullshit
Avatar 8:53pm Hams:

ah, you broke my heart; i was starting to fall for it.
Avatar 8:54pm Flash Strap:

oh sorry! sorry!
Avatar 8:55pm geezerette:

I think you'll love the movie. It shimmers with moonlight.
It's as creaky as the Lama, but the cinematography and sets are wonderful.
Avatar 8:56pm Hams:

i think i'm ok.
Avatar 9:02pm geezerette:

The movie continues past the album's conclusion.
It's an anti-war allegory.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02pm Uncle Michael:

I graduated in the '78 era.
Avatar 9:05pm Flash Strap:

Hello Uncle!

@G: I gotta see it!
Avatar 9:07pm Flash Strap:

no idea what that instrument is!
Avatar 9:09pm coelacanth:

fascinating! what is that?
Avatar 9:09pm coelacanth:

(as i typed that my mind heard it in mr. spock's voice.)
Avatar 9:10pm Flash Strap:

I wish I knew!
Avatar 9:12pm Flash Strap:

such voice
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:22pm melinda:

@coelacanth: I saw a replica of a coelecanth at the local cryptozoology museum today and thought of you.
Avatar 9:24pm Flash Strap:

"the local cryptozoology museum"

i want to go there!
Avatar 9:33pm coelacanth:

melinda haha! that was my plan from the start - that people who don't know me would be compelled to think of me with un-fmu-related inducement...possibly long after i'm gone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35pm melinda:

They say it's the only cryptozoology museum, but I like the idea of every town having one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:38pm Doug Schulkind:

I'm home from school, Mom. Where's my grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup?!?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:41pm melinda:

You chose a good name, coel. When I joined the WFMU friendship society I was too groggy to come up with anything clever.
Avatar 9:41pm coelacanth:

Doug needs some comfort food? there there...
Avatar 9:44pm Flash Strap:

Hi Doug how was school? Learnin that brain till it grows real big? Do your teachers like you?
Avatar 9:45pm coelacanth:

right, melinda. they wont let you change it, ever.
- when some troll (who still haunts wfmu) started using my moniker i tried to change mine to "∅", but it wouldn't let me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:45pm Doug Schulkind:

I sit in the front row of every class. Let's just say that all my professors know my name.
Avatar 9:46pm Flash Strap:

I bet they do! I bet they do
Avatar 9:50pm Flash Strap:

I wanted to play this whole side, but I'm short on time. We'll just hear the last six minutes or so
Avatar 9:56pm Flash Strap:

I love Ted Lewis' schtick, he's like a totally un-sarcastic WC Fields
Avatar 9:57pm Little Danny:

Hi all, hope you'll join me over at Le Cool Blue Flame for a two-hour seasonal spookathon: wfmu.org...
Avatar 10:00pm coelacanth:

Thanks Evan!
Avatar 10:00pm Flash Strap:

Thanks all night night now
Avatar 2:58am Brian in UK:

I cannot get over Ronald Colman kissing Loretta Young in Clive of India. One of the first colour efforts.
I guess someone has mentioned that this is the first noting of the term Shangri-La in the book Lost Horizon.
Avatar 6:32am Brian in UK:

I forgot to mention that in Clive of India it was one of the rare instances where Ronald Colman did NOT wear a moustache.
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