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Postwar atmospherica. High bop modernism and Afro-Latin sounds, twilight exotica and soundtrack moods, soul stompers and weepers, hypnotic R&B and blues, mystical '60s pop, lonely country, lonelier rock 'n' roll, instrumental weirdness, electronic creaking. Bringing worlds beyond into the worlds at hand.

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Options January 26, 2017

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Artist Track Album Approx. start time
Jimmie McGriff  Jungle Cat (Part 1)   Options 7" 45   
Barrett Strong  Misery   Options 7" 45  0:01:49 (Pop‑up)
Miss LaVell  Stop These Teardrops   Options 7" 45  0:04:07 (Pop‑up)
Bobby Jenkins Quartet  What Is Love   Options 7" 45  0:06:24 (Pop‑up)
Gail Sonders  Think Again   Options 7" 45  0:09:04 (Pop‑up)
Tony Middleton  Untouchable   Options 7" 45  0:12:25 (Pop‑up)
Martin Denny for Crown Zellerbach  Tropic Tone Napkin and Towel Commercial   Options Zee Radio '67  0:14:24 (Pop‑up)
Mary Mayo with Leroy Holmes  Street of Dreams   Options Street of Dreams  0:15:11 (Pop‑up)
The Voices of Walter Schumann  Welcoming Processional   Options Exploring the Unknown (Music composed by Leith Stevens. Narrated by Paul Frees. Script by Rip Van Ronkle.)  0:17:59 (Pop‑up)
Judith Tripp  Li Sun   Options I Am The Center: Private Issue New Age In America, 1950-1990  0:21:19 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
welcome to the club     0:28:32 (Pop‑up)
Roe-O-Tation  Old Love   Options 7" 45  0:37:16 (Pop‑up)
Can  Vitamin C   Options Ege Bamyasi  0:39:12 (Pop‑up)
James Brown  There Was a Time   Options Gettin' Down To It  0:43:42 (Pop‑up)
Ernie Shelby  Summertime   Options 7" 45  0:45:53 (Pop‑up)
The Lightmen  Luke   Options 7" 45  0:47:52 (Pop‑up)
Pucho and the Latin Soul Brothers  Heat!   Options 7" 45  0:50:35 (Pop‑up)
Nathan Davis  That Kaycee Thing   Options The Hip Walk  0:53:48 (Pop‑up)
Bud Shank  Liddledabllduya   Options New Groove featuring Carmell Jones  1:01:39 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
the wide open     1:05:57 (Pop‑up)
Ace of Cups  Hear Every Sound   Options It's Bad for You But Buy It  1:15:01 (Pop‑up)
The New Era Singers with the Willow Bend Trio  I Will Love You   Options 7" 45  1:18:54 (Pop‑up)
The Mercy and Love  Our Winter Love   Options The Mercy and Love (Can Make You Happy)  1:21:36 (Pop‑up)
The Paris Sisters  See That Boy   Options The Paris Sisters Sing Everything Under the Sun!!!  1:24:16 (Pop‑up)
The Galens  Chinese Lanterns   Options 7" 45  1:26:52 (Pop‑up)
Bill Osborn - Guitar Solo By Doug Allen  Bamboo and Rice   Options 7" 45  1:29:01 (Pop‑up)
Joe Gaston and The Crew  Without You   Options 7" 45  1:31:27 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
the jungle speaks     1:35:19 (Pop‑up)
Wayne Newman  Rita-Juanita   Options 7" 45  1:41:28 (Pop‑up)
Dave "Diddlie" Day  Blue Moon Baby   Options 7" 45  1:42:55 (Pop‑up)
The Rio Rockers  Mexican Rock 'n' Roll Instrumental   Options 7" 45  1:46:17 (Pop‑up)
Jesus Cussin  Te Doy Mi Perdon   Options 7" 45  1:47:56 (Pop‑up)
Pride  Proud Sorrow   Options Pride  1:51:19 (Pop‑up)
Björn Olsson  1995   Options UPA  1:54:06 (Pop‑up)
Ennio Morricone  Fruscio Di Foglie Verdi (Teorema)   Options Teorema  1:56:33 (Pop‑up)
Broadcast  The Book Lovers   Options Work and Non Work  1:58:36 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
isle of somewhere     2:03:33 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02pm Doug Schulkind:

Today would have been my mother's 86th birthday. It's the first I've spent without her. So crank it, Little Danny!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02pm Scraps:

One epic peanut shell, come back over there to here! H'lo
Avatar 10:03pm coelacanth∅:

howdy Lil D
B Strong!
Avatar 10:04pm coelacanth∅:

rest in peace, Doug's Mum.
Avatar 10:05pm Little Danny:

Hi everybody! Set of mostly 45s opening the show so I gotta be on my toesies!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:05pm Scraps:

Doug, I will raise a glass to your mother.
Avatar 10:05pm Little Danny:

@Doug: will do! What kind of music did yer mother like?
Avatar 10:09pm Flash Strap:

I'll join you in raising that glass, Scraps. Doug: Blessings and praise upon her memory. Love to you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:11pm Doug Schulkind:

My mother's taste in music was fairly abysmal. She did love Sweet Honey in the Rock, however.
Avatar 10:13pm Little Danny:

warning: surface noise ahead
Avatar 10:13pm Little Danny:

@Doug Ha! I'll see what I can do
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:21pm melinda:

nice tunes
Avatar 10:22pm Little Danny:

Thanks Melinda, and hello!
  10:22pm Dean:

Celebrate moms. Mine, approaching 90, turned me on to Billie Holiday, Rachmaninov, and Burt Bacharach. Otherwise, her taste flounders pretty much. For instance, I used to play old Rod Stewart records on my crappy turntable at home. "Turn that down!," she'd demand. Fast forward a few decades and it's, "Isn't that Rod Stewart a wonderful performer?!"
Avatar 10:28pm Little Danny:

@Dean ha! Rod wears everyone down. I'm holding strong tho
Avatar 10:29pm Flash Strap:

I'm with you LD
  10:31pm MrFab:

Just came back from a jazz quintet concert at the performing arts school across the street from where I work, and am back at my desk. Monk, Shearing...man, like, those kids were swinging like a rusty gate, dad.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:31pm melinda:

I like Tonight I'm Yours.
Avatar 10:39pm Little Danny:

That's awesome MrF - "rusty" can be a good and bad thing of course but definitely applies to some school jazz bands
Avatar 10:41pm Little Danny:

Jaki Liebezeit can be so damn funky
Avatar 10:41pm Little Danny:

Also, anyone care to spell Ege Bamyasi for me phonetically so I don't totally embarrass myself?
Avatar 10:44pm Flash Strap:

I've always just said egg-eh bah-məyahsee but in truth i have no idea
  10:45pm Dean:

Happy to oblige.

oh-WAH ta-GOO sigh-AM
  10:45pm MrFab:

Gave me hope for the future.

As for "Ege Bamyasi" I've always mentally pronounced it 'edgy bam-yas-ee' but have no idea if that's correct. Or if there even IS a correct pronunciation.
Avatar 10:47pm Little Danny:

Okay, thanks all, I'm heartened that no one really knows how to pronounce it. I'll just go with my eh-jay bomb-yasi
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:47pm Doug Schulkind:

Oh this is nice! I did a Summertime songtacular a couple of years ago, but didn't have this version: wfmu.org...
Avatar 10:49pm Little Danny:

You got a lotta o' my fave versions in there Doug! But I have some additional biscuits up my sleeve - got a major thing for "Summertime" here
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:51pm Doug Schulkind:

Now is the summer of our content, with the Cool Blue Flame.
Avatar 10:52pm Little Danny:

In my archaeology days I camped for a summer in the National Forests of Utah and it has forever been thought of as the Summer of Our Discount Tent, which it was
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:57pm Doug Schulkind:

Nathan Davis is an under-adored treasure. He was on the faculty at the Univ. of Pittsburgh for around 40 years. Retired a few years back. What a swinging genius.
Avatar 10:58pm Little Danny:

yep! quite a resume Davis!
Avatar 10:58pm Little Danny:

* Davis has
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:10pm Scraps:

Any information about who played on and (especially) who wrote it is welcome.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:13pm Scraps:

I doubt I would stay if Joe Cocker essayed a take of Summertime
  11:15pm MrFab:

I'm not usually too interested in the personnel unless it's someone really notable...tho of course that's a judgment call.
Avatar 11:15pm Little Danny:

Oof, yeah, Joe Cocker. Rough stuff
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:16pm Scraps:

Probably Mandy Patinkin would result in one less person in the room, also.
Avatar 11:16pm Little Danny:

Thanks for the input MrF and Scraps!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:18pm Scraps:

I guess that means (for me) Summertime would not benefit with a Histrionic approach.
Avatar 11:20pm coelacanth∅:

i just listened to Joe Cocker yesterday; his great versions of "the letter", "feelin' alright" and "delta lady".
now if a version of summertime (a song i also truly Love) came on by pretty much any currently popular pop or rnb singer, i'd be outa here.
...that said, i agree Joe's probably wouldn't be good; but i'd give it a chance.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:21pm Scraps:

Also Whitney/Mariah melisma-laden approach, no.
Avatar 11:21pm Little Danny:

Vocal histrionics rarely do much for me. I guess Yma Sumac being the obvious exception.
Avatar 11:22pm coelacanth∅:

...i also think his version of "with a little help from me friends" from the woodstock album easily rivals the original.
...still, yeh, generally not a fan - of him or "histrionics" in general.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:24pm Scraps:

coelacanth, cocker's The Letter makes me shudder.


(Love Yma Sumac. She pushes the envelope so far she emerges on the other side.) (Really, I don't know why I love Yma.)
Avatar 11:26pm coelacanth∅:

that's why Peggy Lee is so very high in my mind, at least during her prime...she sang simple and pure and right on target.

-Scraps! ha, i love it!
Avatar 11:26pm Little Danny:

Ahhhh Peggy Lee
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:26pm Scraps:

I agree completely re Lee
  11:28pm MrFab:

To me there's a distinction between show-offy, and the nuts who just go for it, throwing themselves into a song with all the passion they can muster: Yma, Nina Hagen, Lux Interior...ever heard Puerto Rico's utterly bonkers La Lupe?
Avatar 11:29pm coelacanth∅:

- of course my opinion may have something to do with that i heard Cocker's versions of all the songs i mentioned before ever hearing other versions. (except "feelin' alright", which was 3 dog night AND rare earth's version.)
Avatar 11:31pm coelacanth∅:

MrFab- absolutely. i think that's why i don't mind Cocker so much, because i think he falls into your latter catagory.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:35pm Scraps:

He goes for it, and collossally misses it.

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:36pm Scraps:

And it's TO ME, I realize that
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:36pm Scraps:

Cocker is polarizing
Avatar 11:39pm coelacanth∅:

nah. well not here anyway. i can't stand most of what i've heard i just really like a few songs... enough that i'd always give him a chance...but i cannot listen to a Joe Cocker album. no.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42pm Scraps:

Got it.
Avatar 11:51pm Little Danny:

working my borderlands theme here for all it's worth!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02am Doug Schulkind:

OK, I got 9 hours to get my shit together. Thanks for the inspirations, Little D!
Avatar 12:05am coelacanth∅:

Thanks Danny.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05am Scraps:

Jesus Cussin? My mommy says Jesus never cusses.
  12:07am MrFab:

Sweet dreams, all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:09am Doug Schulkind:

See y'all bright and oily at 9am for Give the Drummer Some (coffee)!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10am Scraps:

Thank you, Little Danny!
Avatar 12:12am Little Danny:

Thanks and love to all here, especially everyone who made it to the bitter end!
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