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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 April 13, 2017: White Goddess – King Kong

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Artist Track Album Year Comments Approx. start time
Les Baxter   Taboo   Options Caribbean Moonlight  1956    0:01:04 (Pop‑up)
Buddy Collette Septet  Polynesian Suite   Options Polynesia  195?  Narrated by Robert Sorrels  0:03:28 (Pop‑up)
Buddy Collette Septet  Taboo   Options Polynesia  195?    0:10:47 (Pop‑up)
Frank Hunter and His Orchestra  Strange Echoes   Options White Goddess  1959    0:14:26 (Pop‑up)
Frank Hunter and His Orchestra  Jungle Drums   Options White Goddess  1959    0:17:13 (Pop‑up)
Frank Hunter and His Orchestra  Pulse   Options White Goddess  1959    0:21:08 (Pop‑up)
Frank Hunter and His Orchestra  Lost Plateau   Options White Goddess  1959    0:21:34 (Pop‑up)
King Kong Original Cast  Sad Times, Bad Times   Options King Kong: All-African Jazz Opera  1961    0:24:25 (Pop‑up)
Max Steiner / RKO Studio Orchestra  King Kong March   Options King Kong Original Soundtrack  1933    0:28:14 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Walter Kubiczek 
King-Kong   Options Amiga      0:29:36 (Pop‑up)
Max Steiner / RKO Studio Orchestra  The Island – The Railing   Options King Kong Original Soundtrack  1933    0:40:33 (Pop‑up)
Wendy Carlos  Incantation   Options Beauty in the Beast  1986    0:42:13 (Pop‑up)
Max Steiner / RKO Studio Orchestra  Aboriginal Sacrificial Dance   Options King Kong Original Soundtrack  1933    0:47:59 (Pop‑up)
King Kong Original Cast  King Kong   Options King Kong: All-African Jazz Opera  1961    0:49:47 (Pop‑up)
Max Steiner / RKO Studio Orchestra  Entrance of Kong   Options King Kong Original Soundtrack  1933    0:52:22 (Pop‑up)
Biddu Orchestra  King Kong   Options Eastern Man  1977    0:54:10 (Pop‑up)
Ju-Par Universal Orchestra   Beauty & the Beast   Options Moods & Grooves  1976    0:58:13 (Pop‑up)
Ananda Shankar  Night in the Forest   Options Sá-Re-Gá Machán  1981    1:01:38 (Pop‑up)
Max Steiner / RKO Studio Orchestra  Stolen Love – The Cave   Options King Kong Original Soundtrack  1933    1:04:58 (Pop‑up)
Full Moon Ensemble feat. Claude Delcloo  King Kong   Options Crowded with Loneliness  1970    1:06:37 (Pop‑up)
Max Steiner / RKO Studio Orchestra  Log Sequence   Options King Kong Original Soundtrack  1933    1:11:08 (Pop‑up)
Aphrodite's Child  The Capture of the Beast   Options 666  1972    1:12:32 (Pop‑up)
Max Roach  The Glorious Monster   Options M'Boom  1980    1:14:54 (Pop‑up)
Rhythm Devils  The Beast   Options The Apocalypse Now Sessions  1979/80    1:21:31 (Pop‑up)
Boa Constrictor & A Natural Vine  Son of Kong   Options Boa Constrictor & A Natural Vine  1968    1:25:30 (Pop‑up)
Tom Waits  King Kong   Options The Late Great Daniel Johnston: Discovered Covered  2004    1:32:06 (Pop‑up)
King Kong Original Cast  Damn Him   Options King Kong: All-African Jazz Opera  1961    1:37:34 (Pop‑up)
Max Steiner / RKO Studio Orchestra  "Hey Look Out! It's Kong, Kong's Coming!"   Options King Kong Original Soundtrack  1933    1:38:54 (Pop‑up)
King Kong Original Cast  Death Song   Options King Kong: All-African Jazz Opera  1961    1:40:35 (Pop‑up)
Mighty Sparrow  King Kong   Options N.Y.C. Blackout  1977    1:43:04 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Roger Roger & Nino Nardini 
  Jungle Obsession      1:47:10 (Pop‑up)
Buddy Collette Septet  Japanese Suite   Options Polynesia  195?  Narrated by Robert Sorrels  2:02:38 (Pop‑up)
Frank Hunter and His Orchestra  White Goddess   Options White Goddess  1959    2:09:24 (Pop‑up)
Frank Hunter and His Orchestra  Temple Bells   Options White Goddess  1959    2:11:59 (Pop‑up)
Frank Hunter and His Orchestra  Lost in the Stars   Options White Goddess  1959    2:14:56 (Pop‑up)
Frank Hunter and His Orchestra  Zimbahi   Options White Goddess  1959    2:17:51 (Pop‑up)
Wendy Carlos  C'est Afrique   Options Beauty in the Beast  1986    2:20:24 (Pop‑up)
Louis Bellson, His Drums & Orch.  African Dance   Options Around the World in Percussion  1961  with Buddy Collette  2:26:19 (Pop‑up)
Louis "Sabu" Martinez  Safari   Options Safari with Sabu  1958    2:29:11 (Pop‑up)
Chaino  Torture of the Mau Mau   Options Jungle Echoes  1959    2:39:37 (Pop‑up)
Buddy Collette Septet  Flight   Options Polynesia  195?  Vocal by Marni Nixon  2:41:55 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Les Baxter 
Deep Night   Options Caribbean Moonlight  1956    2:44:18 (Pop‑up)
The Upsetters  Super Ape   Options Super Ape  1976  Lee "Scratch" Perry  2:50:27 (Pop‑up)
The Upsetters  Return Of The Super Ape   Options Return Of The Super Ape  1978  Lee "Scratch" Perry  2:53:10 (Pop‑up)
The Upsetters  Apeman Skank   Options Upsetters 14 Dub Black Board Jungle  1973  Lee "Scratch" Perry  2:56:37 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:54pm listener james from westwood:

Happy 100th show! Ready to go ape with all a' y'all!
Avatar 6:57pm Flash Strap:

Hello Listener James

He's right all: this is the 100th night in the Explorers Room
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:06pm Doug Schulkind:

Hello world here's a song that we're singing
Come on get Strappy
A whole lotta lovin' is what we'll be bringing
We'll make you Strappy
Avatar 7:07pm Flash Strap:

What a fine strapping lad! Hello Doug!
Avatar 7:09pm Flash Strap:

I love this bananas-weird, disturbing-exotic track. One of the first things I played on the first show, figured it's time to dust it off and play it again
Avatar 7:10pm Flash Strap:

This guy is violating the plants of the garden and spilling seed on the ground! He's like a Walt Whitman with malaria
Avatar 7:16pm Flash Strap:

That's an Ondioline! pretty cool
Avatar 7:17pm just julia:

hello and happy hundred!
  7:17pm Dave in Vermont on the phone:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:18pm doctorjazz:

Ah, got through! I think the I.T. guys at my office are figuring out how to block more and more stuff. Had trouble getting my regular email, and getting the Pop Up player to work.
Hi Flash! Happy 100!
Avatar 7:19pm Flash Strap:

Hello Just Julia! Hello Dave on Phone! And hello Dr. Jazz! So happy to have you in the room on this august occasion!
  7:19pm JtotheK:

Hi Flash and Explorers -- congrats on the milestone!
Avatar 7:19pm Mayuko:

Good evening, Flash Strap and all! This is exactly the kind of music I want to listen to tonight.
& Happy 100TH!!!
Avatar 7:20pm Flash Strap:

I am playing a lot of tracks from this tonight, because it is one of the all-time greatest but also because I was just given it on vinyl and I am excited about that
Avatar 7:21pm Flash Strap:

Hi J–K! Mayuko! Welcome, explorers! Come in, come in, make yourselves comfortable! Pour a drink; pack a pipe if you like
Avatar 7:24pm Flash Strap:

"Lost Plateau" is such a good name. Reminds me of the film, "Mesa of Lost Women"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:26pm Doug Schulkind:

White Goddess = Dowsed, Gets Hi
Avatar 7:27pm geezerette:

Centennial cerebration,eh? Congograts, Evan & intrepids!
Pipe packed; Flaming Zombies in monkey-skull mugs on dry ice, sarongs and fluorescent albino pythons for all!
Avatar 7:29pm geezerette:

...There's a "Mesa of Lost Women"? Is it in Utah?
Avatar 7:30pm geezerette:

...& cheers to Willis O'Brian!
Avatar 7:42pm Flash Strap:

To Willis O'Brian indeed! Hello Geezerette!
Avatar 7:43pm geezerette:

Avatar 7:45pm Flash Strap:

In case it's not obvious yet by the 2 playlist pictures, there's a big beauty/beast metanarrative going on tonight also
Avatar 7:47pm Flash Strap:

also, Mesa of Lost Women is pretty good, in the 1950s trash movie way you'd expect. surprising use of arachnid DNA
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:50pm listener james from westwood:

That original soundtrack was killer.
Avatar 7:50pm geezerette:

"'Twas Beauty,tamed the Beast."

Quite a few cheesey-good films from then predicted Crispr tech.
Avatar 7:51pm Flash Strap:

So killer.

Check the snarling, barking backup vocs on this track!
Avatar 7:52pm geezerette:

Hilarious. Did it close before it opened? Love it!
Avatar 7:53pm Little Danny:

Evenin' Flash and fellow explorers! I see I already missed some prime goodness
Avatar 7:55pm Flash Strap:

Hi LD!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:04pm melinda:

hi Flash & friends!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:05pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Avatar 8:08pm Flash Strap:

Hi Melinda! Rev Rab!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:09pm doctorjazz:

Sounding kinda harmelodic.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:10pm Doug Schulkind:

Oh boy do I love this Full Moon Ensemble record. I got my copy here, and the link STILL WORKS! ezhevika.blogspot.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:12pm Scraps:

Avatar 8:13pm Flash Strap:

SUCH a good record!!!

H'lo Scraps old nut cheerio
Avatar 8:17pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Flash and Explorers
Avatar 8:17pm geezerette:

Avatar 8:18pm Flash Strap:

Speaking of great records: MBOOM – I could never play it enough

Hello Coelacanth!

I really indulged myself with this set, hope you all don't mind
Avatar 8:19pm coelacanth∅:

we come to listen to you indulge yourself!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:19pm Doug Schulkind:

Explorers M'Boom.
Avatar 8:20pm Flash Strap:

my favorite fish!
Avatar 8:22pm geezerette:

Great set!
Coel, agree!
Aloha James! Melinda! Scraps! Drummer i Cheif oug!
Avatar 8:23pm geezerette:

Avatar 8:24pm Little Danny:

Wow, the Rhythm Devils! I already know I'll be looking into these sessions
Avatar 8:27pm Flash Strap:

one of my favorite records, LD. So crazy good. Tho, I am unhealthily obsessed with Apocalypse Now
Avatar 8:28pm coelacanth∅:

Avatar 8:29pm coelacanth∅:

Avatar 8:30pm Little Danny:

@Flash: believe you me I've had my stretches of fixation with that movie, too
Avatar 8:30pm Flash Strap:

sure sounds like him! I don't think it is, unless it's an undiscovered pseudonym. It sounds exactly like him in every way though, right down to the monster theme
Avatar 8:31pm coelacanth∅:

George Friggs? new to me.
Avatar 8:33pm Flash Strap:

he seems to have no existence outside that record, but I haven't dug too deeply into it
Avatar 8:33pm coelacanth∅:

anyway i like his voice. (i would have to if i mistook him for Roky Ericson)
Avatar 8:34pm Flash Strap:

it's a weird fuckin' record that's for sure! I like it too
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:34pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Sounds like Roky! 'Friggs'? A real name? Where do you see that name?
Avatar 8:35pm coelacanth∅:

(one copy available, for only $72.00)
Avatar 8:35pm Flash Strap:

I totally love Johnston's read of King Kong, and I love Waits' delivery of it
Avatar 8:36pm Flash Strap:

revrab: www.discogs.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:36pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

They capture the film, totally.
Avatar 8:36pm coelacanth∅:

RRabbit -www.discogs.com...
Avatar 8:36pm coelacanth∅:

haha! never mind.
Avatar 8:37pm Flash Strap:

Friggs does sound like a nom de plume for a guy like Roky
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:38pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- but - then again - that looks legit...very interesting.
Avatar 8:39pm Flash Strap:

I think that Damn Him track is AMAZING
Avatar 8:39pm coelacanth∅:

hey, Evan - your link has that album for 75! mine's only 72!
what's going on here!!

-and (@8.37) yes it does, doesn't it...hmm.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:41pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Kong '33 - where do I even begin...a Modernist FairyTale when that was still possible...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:42pm melinda:

He's got some pipes. Nice voice.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:43pm doctorjazz:

Crazy sets tonight, fun, thanks, gotta run!
Avatar 8:44pm Flash Strap:

Thanks Doc! Catch ya later!
Avatar 9:00pm geezerette:

Tom Waits?
Avatar 9:02pm geezerette:

incantation. nice!
Avatar 9:05pm Flash Strap:

The narration on this is INTENSE
Avatar 9:06pm geezerette:

It's even stronger than the visuals!
Avatar 9:10pm geezerette:

Have never heard any of this before. Wonderful.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11pm melinda:

Great stuff.
Avatar 9:15pm Flash Strap:

I love this great stuff
  9:16pm MrFab:

Tarantula Ghoul's "King Kong" is my fave Kong-song.
  9:17pm MrFab:

I saw some of the original Kong models at Forrest Ackerman's mansion tour.
Avatar 9:17pm Flash Strap:

Mr Fab! I almost played that one tonight, it's really good
Avatar 9:18pm Flash Strap:

whoa i would like to see that too
Avatar 9:18pm geezerette:

Goofy/beautiful interpretation.
Avatar 9:19pm Flash Strap:

this (Zimbahi) is one of the coolest compositions on the record
Avatar 9:21pm geezerette:

MrFab: Sorry I never did that. He was so generous and enthusiastic about his collection. That magazine was so good.
Avatar 9:25pm coelacanth∅:

i have to agree with Mr. Fab @9.16...though that Boa Constrictor & a Natural Vine will surely give it a run.
  9:25pm MrFab:

Yes, Forry was a wonderful character, but I believe a lot of his collection was purchased by a Microsoft guy for a sci-fi museum, so you may see it all one day. Not quite the same as being in 4E's living room, but still..
Avatar 9:26pm Flash Strap:

This was another track I played on my first show, so good to play it again
Avatar 9:32pm Flash Strap:

God I love Sabu
Avatar 9:41pm Flash Strap:

Chaino too - I love Chaino!
Avatar 9:41pm Little Danny:

Sorcery! was one of the very first exotica LPs I thrifted. Still in my collection, such a heavy
Avatar 9:42pm Little Danny:

Strong exploito vibes with Chaino's music. That is not a complaint mind you!
Avatar 9:43pm Flash Strap:

This is my hand-down favorite of the night right here
Avatar 9:43pm Flash Strap:

oh yeah, Chaino's full-on cannibal-flick exploito at times
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:44pm Scraps:

Forry was a shameless self-promoter, though, including flat-out false claims (claiming awards that he hadn't won, etc). I was in s.f. fandom, and got very tiresome how "important" he was to science fiction. Now, monster fandom, there he was important.
Avatar 9:47pm northguineahills:

I was just driving in an old jeep, so no blue tooth, no WFMU, so I was listening to the NPR's station's The Electro Lounge, and they were playing Senor Coconut's "Showroom Buddies". Probably the best song I've heard them play since I heard Eno 18 years ago.
Avatar 9:49pm northguineahills:

I caught the fist hour, thanks Evan!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:49pm Scraps:

Thank you for running the Explorers Room!
Avatar 9:50pm Little Danny:

Thanks Evan! Indeed, this rowboat will be bobbing along in the good ship Flash's wake: wfmu.org... Please join us!
Avatar 9:53pm Flash Strap:

Hi NGH, happy to know you have been at times amongst us! Any time with you in the room is a boon to the room

My great pleasure, Scraps
  9:54pm MrFab:

NGH i'm not even gonna ask what the "fist hour" was! (Talk about exotic...)
Avatar 9:55pm Flash Strap:

Fist hour, every thursday, here in the Room
Avatar 9:55pm still b/p:

Nooooooo...I missed all of it! My spirit's gone limp like a pterodactyl what was given the business by a big ape.
Avatar 9:56pm Flash Strap:

this is such a good perry freakout track
Avatar 9:56pm northguineahills:

@MrFab: I sort of stumbled into a Kenneth Anger film, apparently.
Avatar 9:56pm Flash Strap:

Well then BP we shall meet again in the archives, if you'll have me
Avatar 9:57pm coelacanth∅:

well, there's still b/p...
Avatar 9:57pm Flash Strap:

i love kenneth anger's films, but i think i'd need at least a 24 hours heads up before stumbling into one
Avatar 9:59pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Evan!
later on adventurers
Avatar 9:59pm Flash Strap:

ok, goodnight all, good night
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