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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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Artist Track Album Year Comments Approx. start time
Sidney Bechet  Anita Birthday   Options Vogue 78  1949    0:01:44 (Pop‑up)
Paul Keens-Douglas  Storm Comin'   Options Tim Tim – The Dialect of Paul Keens-Douglas  1976  "relives the events of Hurricane Janet which ravaged the island of Grenada in 1955"  0:03:36 (Pop‑up)
Eddie Harris  More Soul, Than Soulful   Options Cool Sax, Warm Heart  1964    0:15:07 (Pop‑up)
Mighty Sparrow  The Statue   Options Sparrow vs. The Rest  1976    0:19:15 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Percy Thomas Steel Orchestra 
Jean and Dina   Options The Enchanted Steelband      0:23:53 (Pop‑up)
Lee Perry & The Upsetters  Dub Revolutions   Options Revolution Dub  1975    0:33:13 (Pop‑up)
Lee Perry & The Upsetters  Kojak   Options Revolution Dub  1975    0:37:05 (Pop‑up)
Keith Hudson  Like I'm Dying   Options Torch of Freedom  1975    0:40:35 (Pop‑up)
Keith Hudson  Turn The Heater On   Options Torch of Freedom  1975    0:42:19 (Pop‑up)
Eric Clarke  Need Someone to Help Me   Options The Hudson Affair - Keith Hudson And Friends  1969-75  prod. Keith Hudson  0:45:32 (Pop‑up)
Prince Buster  Swing Low   Options The Message Dub Wise  1972?    0:48:02 (Pop‑up)
Black Magic   Jungle Dub   Options Black Magic Dub  1980    0:51:54 (Pop‑up)
Sylvan Morris   Safari in Dub   Options Dub Wise (Morris on Dub)  1975    0:54:20 (Pop‑up)
Count Ossie & the Rasta Family  Drums for Wise Man   Options Man From Higher Heights  1983    0:57:37 (Pop‑up)
Count Ossie & the Rasta Family  Chanting Higher Heights   Options Man From Higher Heights  1983    1:02:40 (Pop‑up)
Cedric Im Brooks  Father Forgive   Options Im Flash Forward  1977    1:09:01 (Pop‑up)
Keith Hudson  Talk Some Sense (Gamma Ray)   Options The Black Breast Has Produced Her Best, Flesh Of My Skin Blood Of My Blood  1975    1:12:15 (Pop‑up)
Keith Hudson  Blood of My Blood   Options The Black Breast Has Produced Her Best, Flesh Of My Skin Blood Of My Blood  1975    1:15:21 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Roger Roger & Nino Nardini 
Melodie Tropicale   Options       1:18:44 (Pop‑up)
Mighty Sparrow  Smart Bajan   Options Sparrow Come Back  1962    1:29:16 (Pop‑up)
Mighty Sparrow  Honesty   Options The Calypso Genius Vol. 1  1966    1:32:57 (Pop‑up)
Lord Nelson  King Liar   Options Ah, Ha  1977    1:36:42 (Pop‑up)
Shadow  Don't   Options Dreadness  1977    1:41:44 (Pop‑up)
John Buddy Williams Jazz Band  Alma Llanera   Options Jazz Primitif (From Trinidad)  1961    1:45:23 (Pop‑up)
John Buddy Williams Jazz Band  Last Night the Landlord Nearly Killed Me   Options Jazz Primitif (From Trinidad)  1961    1:48:05 (Pop‑up)
Rupert Clemendore  Bongo Mood   Options Jazz Primitif (From Trinidad)  1961  with Bert Innis  1:52:18 (Pop‑up)
Paul Keens-Douglas  Sugar Apple People   Options Fedon's Flute  1980  "Dedicated to the traffikers who ply between Grenada and Trinidad and who throughout the years have forged and maintained strong links between the two islands"  1:56:19 (Pop‑up)
Lord Cobra y Los Pana Afros  Negro Heart   Options Negro Heart / Nigromancy 7"  1967    1:58:06 (Pop‑up)
The Tiger  Gold in Africa   Options Calypsos From Trinidad: Politics, Intrigue, & Violence In The 1930s      2:01:04 (Pop‑up)
Growling Tiger  War   Options Knockdown Calypsos  1979    2:04:02 (Pop‑up)
Percy Thomas Steel Orchestra  The Breeze and I   Options The Enchanted Steelband  1957?    2:07:29 (Pop‑up)
Martha Jean Claude  Popurri   Options Songs of Haiti  1958    2:10:09 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Haruomi Hosono 
Birthday Party   Options       2:13:11 (Pop‑up)
Eddie Harris  Listen Here Goes Funky   Options Excursions  1973    2:24:36 (Pop‑up)
Eddie Harris  Brother Ed   Options Cool Sax, Warm Heart  1964    2:32:32 (Pop‑up)
Eddie Harris  Hip Hoppin'   Options Cool Sax, Warm Heart  1964    2:39:25 (Pop‑up)
Pazy & the Black Hippies  Jahojah Comfort Me   Options Wa Ho Ha  1978  Nigeria  2:42:14 (Pop‑up)
Keith Hudson  Testing of My Faith   Options The Black Breast Has Produced Her Best, Flesh Of My Skin Blood Of My Blood  1975    2:46:52 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Caribbean Lagoon         2:48:46 (Pop‑up)
Juan Docantez y sus Companeros  Medley   Options Tropical Nights      2:53:14 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 6:47pm Flash Strap:

Evenin' Explorer People!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:56pm Dave in Vermont:

just so you know, the playlist is still being updated. so don't get any big ideas
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:58pm Dave in Vermont:

that first image makes me think of John Crowley. Have you read him? And sort of Neal Stephenson.
Avatar 6:58pm Flash Strap:

Hi Dave!
Avatar 7:00pm Flash Strap:

I've read neither author, to be honest, and I'm sort of woefully underread in any sci-fi post Phillip K Dick
Avatar 7:02pm geezerette:

Huckle-Buck, y'all!
Avatar 7:04pm Flash Strap:

Hi Geezerette!

Sorry about that botched cue, y'all!
Avatar 7:07pm geezerette:

it's organic Evan,don't pay no nevermind.
Avatar 7:09pm Flash Strap:

I had it all cued up right, but my house is so wobbly that it drifted in the interrim
Avatar 7:10pm geezerette:

then you know how this guy feels.
Avatar 7:10pm Flash Strap:

anyway, thanks, G. You've got some jauntiness today!
Avatar 7:11pm Flash Strap:

ha exactly!
Avatar 7:11pm geezerette:

Avatar 7:15pm hyde:

Avatar 7:16pm hyde:

love that ernst
Avatar 7:16pm Flash Strap:

Hi Hyde! Me too
Avatar 7:21pm geezerette:

Loving this set !

Hi Hyde!
Avatar 7:21pm hyde:

hey, geezerette!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:22pm doctorjazz:

Hey Flash and Strap hangers!
Avatar 7:23pm geezerette:

This is a great song.
Avatar 7:23pm Flash Strap:

Hey Doc!

Cipriani is a really cool figure, if you aren't familiar with the subject of this song. Trinidadian hero!
  7:23pm Sadhu Sadhu:

Happy birthday when it arrives mr! Lovely show so far!
Avatar 7:24pm Flash Strap:

So great!
Avatar 7:26pm hyde:

haha, i love this week's theme
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:30pm Doug Schulkind:

You know, I once played in a steel drum orchestra. Our pans were made by the eminent Ellie Mannette: en.wikipedia.org...

The biggest gig we ever performed was part of a cavalcade of different acts, and the emcee for the evening was Tiny Tim.

I kid you not.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:31pm Doug Schulkind:

Oh, and good evening everyone!
Avatar 7:32pm geezerette:

@Doug: Incredible! Tiny Tim was a genious.
Avatar 7:33pm Little Danny:

Happy birthweek, Flash!
Avatar 7:33pm geezerette:

Avatar 7:34pm Flash Strap:

Doug, that is fuckin' amazing
Avatar 7:35pm Flash Strap:

Thanks and welcome Sadhu Sadhu, of the noble Dreamweapons!

Thanks and welcome LD!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:36pm doctorjazz:

As Doug might say, it is un-CANNY!
Avatar 7:36pm Flash Strap:

This is one of the most succinct, perfect dub cuts of all time
Avatar 7:36pm Flash Strap:

@Doc: oh, hahaha
  7:38pm Sadhu Sadhu:

Man I hate the time difference her. Will have to crash now, but I'll catch the rest in the archive tomorrow. Good night folks, have a wonderful evening!
Avatar 7:39pm Flash Strap:

Never really watched Kojak, to be honest. I love Telly Savalas, but when it comes to TV detectives, I only have eyes for Columbo. The People's Cop
Avatar 7:40pm Flash Strap:

but no one ever did a dub track for my man Columbo, so here we are
Avatar 7:41pm hyde:

i've watched a fair amount of Kojak. Columbo is sure better, but Kojak has his charms
Avatar 7:41pm Flash Strap:

alas, fare thee well, Sadhu! was grand seeing you!
Avatar 7:42pm hyde:

i also dig Mannix
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:42pm doctorjazz:

Kojak had the lollipops-Columbo just had his eye.
Avatar 7:44pm geezerette:

& the always dry raincoat.
Avatar 7:44pm Flash Strap:

with pockets full of little scraps of paper
  7:45pm Sadhu Sadhu:

@flash. Yea, I wish I could be here more often live, but know I still enjoy all your shows the day after. Always a pleasure mr! And again, all the best wishes for your birthday.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:47pm Doug Schulkind:

Tiny Tim was a smelly genius.
Avatar 7:47pm Flash Strap:

Thanks brother
Avatar 7:47pm Flash Strap:

oh my god! did he smell really?
  7:49pm MrFab:

What ho, explorers!
Tiny Tim was smelly? Thought he was obsessed with cleanliness. Unless he smelled like cleaning products?
Avatar 7:49pm Flash Strap:

Hullu Mr. Fab!
Avatar 7:50pm Flash Strap:

It has been suggested by some that this is the first dub album
Avatar 7:50pm Little Danny:

This Prince Buster is sublime
Avatar 7:51pm Flash Strap:

much agreed, LD
Avatar 7:52pm hyde:

ah, this set
Avatar 7:53pm Flash Strap:

love this harmonica
Avatar 7:53pm Flash Strap:

one of the best LP covers of the night, no contest: img.discogs.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:56pm Doug Schulkind:

Tiny Tim was top rank. Literally.
Avatar 7:57pm Flash Strap:

oh my god! Doug, you are toying with us!
  8:00pm MrFab:

Yeah, Tiny used to go on Howard Stern breaking down the features of various soaps and sanitizers. Maybe he used them all at once...
Avatar 8:00pm Flash Strap:

Count Ossie is crazy good, really unique musical vision
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:02pm melinda:

hi peoples!
Avatar 8:02pm Flash Strap:

what a weird guy... I need to go on a tiny tim kick and learn what makes him tick
Avatar 8:03pm Flash Strap:

Hi Melinda!
Avatar 8:03pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Flash and Explorers
Avatar 8:05pm geezerette:

Slinky, smoky music...
Avatar 8:05pm hyde:

yay, melinda and coelacanth!
Avatar 8:05pm Flash Strap:

Coelacanth! Hello!
Avatar 8:06pm Flash Strap:

@G: I know, and with that menace of a guitar!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:06pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...The Importance of Being Ernst...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:07pm Doug Schulkind:

Tiny Tim was the boss with the B.O. sauce.
Avatar 8:08pm Flash Strap:

Doug! You are the class cut-up mister!
Avatar 8:08pm coelacanth∅:

i'm imagining a tv ad for slinky with this music as the only audio in it.
Avatar 8:08pm Flash Strap:

Hi Rev Rab!
Avatar 8:09pm coelacanth∅:

Yay, hyde!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:10pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

How do you rate the WinglessAngels drummers KeefRichards recorded?
Avatar 8:13pm geezerette:

Hey, coel, melinda, RevRab,!

(coel ; funny! :)
Avatar 8:14pm Flash Strap:

Never heard it! How do you rate?

I am skeptical of the Stones' interest in Jamaica, but not so much that i'd throw out babies with bathwater
Avatar 8:14pm Little Danny:

Thanks for that Count Ossie, Evan.
Avatar 8:14pm hyde:

i had a loooong day of getting up at 5, driving a couple hours and getting interviewed for a job and then driving a couple of hours back and i gotta say, this is the show i needed. though i may pass out in like half an hour...
Avatar 8:15pm Flash Strap:

this whole album is unbearable G E N I U S
Avatar 8:15pm Flash Strap:

my GREAT pleasure, LD
Avatar 8:16pm geezerette:

Hiya Danny!
Avatar 8:16pm Flash Strap:

GODDD I love this record man
Avatar 8:16pm Little Danny:

Hi Geez!
Avatar 8:17pm Little Danny:

That sounds like torture, hyde. Job interviews tend to be fairly traumatic for me. How'd it go?
Avatar 8:19pm hyde:

@LD it seemed fine. they laughed at my jokes! but it was a grind, like always.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:20pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

@FS: Wull - only heard it once in passing. Sounded like authentic rootsy drum & chant. Keef lived in Jamaica for some time. S'all I know.
...Looking for work is harder work than work, they say. I never got good @ it - so I tend to cling to rubbish jobs frankly...'What have you done that you're proud of??' Aside from not throttling you for not letting my work history speak for itself? Such a stoopid process...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:28pm Doug Schulkind:

Thank Keith Hudson slice is an all-timer.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:30pm doctorjazz:

Doo Wop meets calypso, very nice.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:32pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- way ProtoHipHop too - PopOpera even. Remarkable recording.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:34pm doctorjazz:

Off to drive home, take you to the car, thanks for the fine tunes.
Avatar 8:34pm Flash Strap:

lyrics so on point here, my god
Avatar 8:35pm geezerette:

I think Harry Belafonte turned 90 this week. :D
Avatar 8:35pm Flash Strap:

drive safe, doc!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:35pm melinda:

On point, indeed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:35pm Uncle Michael:

There's a running saga wherein Irwin Chusid continues to work on getting the Mighty Sparrow down to the FMU studios.
Avatar 8:36pm Flash Strap:

"whenever a poor man break up my shop, the police should lock a rich man up"

Sparrow gets the structural aspect, brother
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:36pm doctorjazz:

Used to love Irwin's Calypso hour years back.
Avatar 8:36pm geezerette:

Um, fingers crossed !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:36pm Uncle Michael:

Irwin admits he's failed to spearhead the big calypso revival.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:37pm doctorjazz:

You're holding me up, Flash, CUT IT OUT!
Avatar 8:38pm geezerette:

Hi doc! Bye doc!
  8:40pm MrFab:

Sparrow lives in Brooklyn! Irwin mentioned that he got Sparrow's phone number, and pleaded with him to appear on the show. Sparrow responded with not much more than grunts, utterly uninterested.
Avatar 8:40pm Flash Strap:

Well, I'll carry on that good work, Uncle

I need to listen to his archives, I've never heard his show and I obviously need to
Avatar 8:41pm Flash Strap:

I know he was really sick for a while... but maybe he just doesn't give a damn, who knows?
Avatar 8:44pm Flash Strap:

I wish I could show you how cool Shadow's pants are on the cover of this record
Avatar 8:45pm Flash Strap:

Avatar 8:50pm Flash Strap:

So rollicking, this stuff
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:54pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Presumably, nations that observe MardiGras.
'Dancing in the Streets' by Barbara Ehrenreich about Festival & collective celebration is a favorite book.
Avatar 8:55pm northguineahills:

Dug the shit out of those Antropoloops downloads you sent us last week, thanks!
Avatar 8:59pm geezerette:

"Bongo Mood" knocked me OWT !

RevRab,great writer,glad for tip !
Avatar 8:59pm Flash Strap:

This: the greatest song of all time
Avatar 9:01pm Flash Strap:

I love Barbara Ehrenreich, Rev, but I had no idea she'd written about that sort of thing! Thanks for the tip!
Avatar 9:01pm Flash Strap:

Hello NGH! So glad!
Avatar 9:01pm geezerette:

Hey, ngh!

Evan, must be an exceptional album.
Avatar 9:02pm Little Danny:

Yes! "Gold in Africa"! Love this so much
Avatar 9:03pm Flash Strap:

I think it's only on a single, G., but he has some LPs and I'd love to hear them... I think he's from Panama, which I guess I didn't know had Calypso at all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Just saw the American Masters about Maya Angelou - w/out much expectation - & of course bowled over by her story. She turned people on to Calypso.
Avatar 9:05pm Flash Strap:

I know, she's so much cooler than they teach you in 5th grade
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05pm Uncle Michael:

Hey Danny...on my flight to L.A. last week, the inflight magazine had a story about Marfa.
Avatar 9:06pm geezerette:

Been watching Henry Louis Gates' new series on African civilizations.
Touches on lots of these themes. Great photography too.
Avatar 9:07pm Flash Strap:

i haven't heard of that, G. What's the scoop? I need to know
Avatar 9:08pm Little Danny:

Ha Uncle Michael - I know that exact issue; it had Janelle Monáe on the cover if I recall right. Anyway, yeah, Marfa's been pretty buzzy for a bit now... Kinda ridiculous
Avatar 9:08pm Flash Strap:

love the background chatter, here
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10pm Uncle Michael:

That's the one.
Avatar 9:11pm Flash Strap:

some crazy lyrics on this one
Avatar 9:12pm northguineahills:

@geezerette: Oh cool that's finally started. If you liked that, you might like this new free podcast series, The History of Africa: www.podcastnik.com...

The same guy also does podcasts on the History of Germany, The History of Alchemy, The Bohemican podcast (the history and culture of the Czech Republic from an American persepective) and translates the German podcast, The Secret Cabinet, a history of oddities that are usually too taboo for discussion or display in museums.
Avatar 9:12pm geezerette:

Evan, it's on PBS. Don't know title but It covers history of continent, A brilliant survey course that's beautiful to see.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

En Francais. 'Haiti is 80% Catholic - & 100% Vodun'...
Avatar 9:13pm geezerette:

ngh, thanks so much!
Avatar 9:14pm hyde:

@ngh thnx!
Avatar 9:14pm northguineahills:

(why yes, I do have a history degree, does it show?)
Avatar 9:15pm geezerette:

ngh, everyone needs history now. Desperately.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:16pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Oh no! Not more great podcasts - life is too short !!...
Avatar 9:17pm Little Danny:

Uncle Michael: you should come visit! Both Kris H. and I are here, or nearby here
Avatar 9:26pm geezerette:

!!! :D
Avatar 9:28pm Flash Strap:

Gotta see that, G. The history of the African continent is to hard to access sometimes
Avatar 9:29pm Flash Strap:


god, I hate that particular typo SO MUCH and I just did it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:32pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

MartinKing may be the greater hero overall - but one thing MalcolmX really brought home - for everyone: History is written by the winners.
GoodGawd so many outstanding programs like this on this damned station. I love how the Give the Drummer Stream seems more intimate & informal - fewer people & plusher chairs, maybe, if that makes sense!...
Avatar 9:35pm Flash Strap:

It's like a bongo n reefer party in someone's home; you really get to know each other, but in a weird way
Avatar 9:35pm Little Danny:

Goddamn this Eddie Harris is gorgeous
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:36pm melinda:

I agree, LD.
Avatar 9:38pm Little Danny:

I knew you would, Melinda! And hello!
Avatar 9:39pm Flash Strap:

I also agree. Just got this last night, only my 3rd time hearing it.

it's so holy
Avatar 9:40pm geezerette:

Agree completely from @9:32 down.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:40pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Echoes of Trane's 'Alabama' ? - which one hears in pieces here & there.
Avatar 9:45pm Flash Strap:

One of the better Nigerian funk/reggae syntheses, here
Avatar 9:46pm Flash Strap:

super tight cover, also: img.discogs.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:48pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

It's like - we talk about Rawkers being 'Political' - but they're generally not getting shot three times in the chest like BobMarley...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:49pm Uncle Michael:

Maybe one day, Danny. Or you guys could come to JC for Marathon some year...
Avatar 9:49pm hyde:

thanks, Flash. Happy birthday!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:51pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks for the show, Flash.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Thx DJ FS !
Avatar 9:52pm Little Danny:

Thank you Flash for the continued brilliance
Avatar 9:52pm geezerette:

Fantastic,Evan! Fun helping you celebrate. Cheers!
Avatar 9:53pm Flash Strap:

LD & UM: let me just jump in and say, man, I'd love to do both of those things! I need a travel grant!
Avatar 9:54pm Flash Strap:

My pleasure, all, and more importantly, thank you thank you thank you
Avatar 9:54pm Little Danny:

The styles of music change but the otherworldly atmospheres don't: wfmu.org... Hope to see you there!
Avatar 9:57pm Flash Strap:

oh golly, I sort of just threw this on but then I remembered how much I love it!
Avatar 9:57pm coelacanth∅:

Stellar as usual Evan Thanks!
see y'all next door
Avatar 9:58pm Flash Strap:

Thanks C and C you there
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:04pm Doug Schulkind:

What a sweet gem of a show, Sir.
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