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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 14, 2017: Relaxing with Cugat, Jazz Toccata & Fugue, Stormy Weather

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Artist Track Album Year Comments Approx. start time
Xavier Cugat  Play, Fiddle, Play   Options Quiet Music, Volume 6: Relaxing With Cugat  1952    0:00:53 (Pop‑up)
Xavier Cugat  Spanish Dance   Options Quiet Music, Volume 6: Relaxing With Cugat  1952    0:03:51 (Pop‑up)
Xavier Cugat  Cuban Love Song   Options 78  19??    0:07:10 (Pop‑up)
Xavier Cugat   Cielito Lindo   Options Magic of the Rumba  1954    0:11:20 (Pop‑up)
Xavier Cugat  Nightingale   Options Viva Cugat!  1961    0:13:35 (Pop‑up)
Xavier Cugat  Perfidia   Options Viva Cugat!  1961    0:16:06 (Pop‑up)
Xavier Cugat  China Boy Mambo   Options Mambo!  1957    0:19:00 (Pop‑up)
Xavier Cugat  On An Island With You   Options Quiet Music, Volume 6: Relaxing With Cugat  1952    0:21:23 (Pop‑up)
Xavier Cugat  Danse Arabe   Options Quiet Music, Volume 6: Relaxing With Cugat  1952    0:24:15 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Bud Tutmarc 
In Love With the Lover of My Soul   Options Sacred Hawaiian Melodies      0:27:11 (Pop‑up)
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra ‎  Sugar Rum Cherry (Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy)   Options The Nutcracker Suite  1960  arr. Billy Strayhorn  0:36:30 (Pop‑up)
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra ‎  Chinoiserie (Chinese Dance)   Options The Nutcracker Suite  1960  arr. Billy Strayhorn  0:39:04 (Pop‑up)
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra ‎  Arabesque Cookie (Arabian Dance)   Options The Nutcracker Suite  1960  arr. Billy Strayhorn  0:42:09 (Pop‑up)
Herbie Mann Nonet  A Ritual   Options Flute, Brass, Vibes and Percussion  1961  arr. A.K. Salim  0:47:26 (Pop‑up)
Piero Umiliani  Toccata E Samba   Options Angeli Bianchi… Angeli Neri  1969    0:54:46 (Pop‑up)
Pete Rugolo  Fugue for Rhythm Section   Options Percussion at Work  1958    0:57:19 (Pop‑up)
François Rabbath  Basse En Fugue Nº 2   Options Nº 2  1965    1:01:46 (Pop‑up)
Ray Haney, The Symphony de Paris  Jazz Toccata   Options Jazz Toccata and Fugue  1961    1:04:13 (Pop‑up)
Ray Haney, The Symphony de Paris  Fugue in Jazz   Options Jazz Toccata and Fugue  1961    1:07:38 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Martin Denny 
Song of the Bayou   Options       1:17:07 (Pop‑up)
Ray Haney, The Symphony de Paris  Night Song of the Everglades   Options Jazz Toccata and Fugue  1961    1:25:59 (Pop‑up)
Dale Hawkins  Everglades   Options House of Broken Hearts, Pt.2  195?    1:29:44 (Pop‑up)
Eddie Dale  Okefenokee   Options Ed Camp & Associates  195?    1:32:12 (Pop‑up)
Chaino  Swamp Girl   Options Chaino Africana  1959    1:34:46 (Pop‑up)
Nervous Norvus  The Evil Hurricane   Options Stone Age Woo: The Zorch Sounds of Nervous Norvus  19??    1:37:59 (Pop‑up)
Gene Summers  Taboo   Options Mister Rock and Roll  1977    1:40:20 (Pop‑up)
The Savage Beat of Augie Colon  Tabu   Options Sophisticated Savage  1959    1:42:33 (Pop‑up)
Dorothy Ashby & Frank Wess  Taboo   Options In A Minor Groove  1958    1:44:32 (Pop‑up)
Corky Hale  There's an Island in the West Indies   Options Modern Harp  1956    1:50:52 (Pop‑up)
Bianchi and The Jungle Sex-Tet  Flute Hurricane   Options Music To Play In The Dark  1956    1:53:53 (Pop‑up)
Korla Pandit  Stormy Weather   Options The Universal Language of Music Vol. 1  1954    1:56:40 (Pop‑up)
Moondog  Before the Storm / The Storm / After the Storm   Options Pastoral Suite/Surf Session  1953    1:59:17 (Pop‑up)
John McFarland  Summer Storm   Options Provocatif - 9 Exotic Motifs  1959    2:04:03 (Pop‑up)
Johnny Spencer and the Kona Koasters  Monsoon   Options s'Pacifica  1959    2:06:56 (Pop‑up)
Ray Haney, The Symphony de Paris  The Seafarers   Options Jazz Toccata and Fugue  1961    2:09:08 (Pop‑up)
Wilmoth Houdini & His Hummingbirds  Trinidad Hurricane   Options Roosevelt in Trinidad: Calypsos of Events, Places and Personalities, 1933-1939      2:14:53 (Pop‑up)
Ross Deluxe Syncopaters  Florida Rhythm   Options 78  1927    2:18:00 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Caribbean Lagoon         2:20:37 (Pop‑up)
François Rabbath  Walpurgis   Options Sound of a Bass  1963    2:31:12 (Pop‑up)
Julee Cruise  Rockin' Back Inside My Heart   Options Floating Into The Night  1989    2:33:27 (Pop‑up)
Maki Asakawa  ボロと古鉄   Maki VI  1974    2:39:06 (Pop‑up)
Rahsaan Roland Kirk  Ain't No Sunshine   Options Blacknuss  1972    2:47:43 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
The Mystic Moods Orchestra  
One Stormy Night, Side 2   Options One Stormy Night  1966    2:50:17 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 6:29pm Flash Strap:

Let's kick it old school with some tasty rumbas, big band jazz, and exotica tonight. pour yourself a drink, pack your pipe if you like, crack open a dusty old book of maps
Avatar 6:41pm Walking Daydream:

Reader's Digest Great World Atlas at-last!
Avatar 6:47pm hyde:

just looking for my monocle, brb
Avatar 6:55pm Flash Strap:

Hi WD, Hi Hyde!
Avatar 6:57pm Walking Daydream:

Avatar 6:57pm hyde:

digging this Alan Shorter lead in on the stream... don't really know this record
Avatar 6:58pm hyde:

killer band, tho--Shorter, Gato Barbieri, Charlie Haden, Rashied Ali
Avatar 6:59pm Flash Strap:

oh man, hope I didn't cut it off too horribly just now
Avatar 6:59pm hyde:

haha, no it faded nicely into the rain
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:01pm listener james from westwood:

Evening, all!
Avatar 7:01pm hyde:

Avatar 7:01pm Flash Strap:

Listener James! Hello!
  7:03pm Ehd:

Hey Flash!
Avatar 7:03pm Flash Strap:

Hey Ehd!
Avatar 7:04pm geezerette:

Evening,Evan and esteemed members!
Avatar 7:05pm Flash Strap:

this whole first set we're just gonna lay back with our man X here

Hi Geezerette!
Avatar 7:06pm Flash Strap:

this record in particular has such a great sound
Avatar 7:11pm Flash Strap:

the Quiet Music series had two runs, with different covers. one run (for some reason) had really gritty, noirish imagery, super sexually charged with notes of violence. this is the Cugat LP's alternate cover: img.discogs.com...
Avatar 7:12pm Flash Strap:

here's another one: img.discogs.com...
Avatar 7:13pm geezerette:

OMG, that doesn't look relaxing at all!
Avatar 7:13pm Flash Strap:

i mean, it's just so weird: img.discogs.com...
Avatar 7:14pm geezerette:

Avatar 7:16pm Flash Strap:

they look like stills from Asphalt Jungle, not muzak covers
Avatar 7:18pm Flash Strap:

love this arrangement, so dreamy and saccharine but the percussion keeps it alive
Avatar 7:18pm hyde:

Avatar 7:22pm geezerette:

s.libertaddigital.com... Cugie & Carmen.

Hi, Hyde!
Avatar 7:23pm hyde:

geez, i finally looked at the covers linked above. i think Cugat's drawings are more appropriate fare. those LP covers look like a mash up of Weegee and von Sternberg's Macao
Avatar 7:24pm Flash Strap:

@G: that's such a good photograph, everyone and the dog looks so beautiful
Avatar 7:26pm Flash Strap:

LOVE this arrangement
Avatar 7:26pm geezerette:

Totally agree! 1.bp.blogspot.com...
Avatar 7:31pm geezerette:

Cugat, by Cugat.
Avatar 7:38pm Flash Strap:

i love his drawings! that second one is incredible. this is one of my favorites: cps-static.rovicorp.com...
Avatar 7:38pm geezerette:

Duke & Strayhorn
Avatar 7:38pm hyde:

i like this Ellington version, but for me this song is wedded to the celeste
Avatar 7:39pm geezerette:

Hyde, same. It sparkles.
Avatar 7:42pm Flash Strap:

It's that difference or wrongness that gives it its jazzy frisson!
Avatar 7:43pm hyde:

@g and the cceleste gets so little chance to shine. tho i should confess i was once in a bad circus music band that took on the Nutcrcker one year for Xmas. We didn't have a celeste.
Avatar 7:44pm Flash Strap:

that sounds pretty hilarious Hyde, love to imagine what that was like
Avatar 7:45pm Flash Strap:

drums are so good on this record, btw
Avatar 7:48pm geezerette:

Evan, great album cover! You can see the Ben-Day dots.

We play both Nutcrackers every year, along with Mark Morrises Waltz of the Snowflakes. (On youtube, the Snowflakes)
Avatar 7:49pm hyde:

@Flash i have it all digitized into .wav files from our (Jumbo was the name of the band) but it's all packed in storage, unfortunately. Should probably upload that stuff to Youtube someday.
Avatar 7:50pm Flash Strap:

you're both in bands that play The Nutcracker? what a world
Avatar 7:51pm geezerette:

Have to work but still listening!
Haha, we play the recordings.
Avatar 7:52pm Flash Strap:

oh, oh right of course, that makes sense haha
Avatar 7:54pm geezerette:

Should've said,"listen".
Avatar 7:55pm geezerette:

Will check in later. :)
Avatar 7:56pm Little Danny:

Hi Flash, hi all
Avatar 7:56pm Flash Strap:

imprecise language always welcome

Hi LD!
Avatar 7:59pm Little Danny:

This Rugolo is way hipper than I remember
Avatar 8:01pm Flash Strap:

I know! there's a pretty bangin track on here called Funky Drums. good LP all round
Avatar 8:03pm Flash Strap:

Rabbath is just astounding every time
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:03pm melinda:

hi all!
Avatar 8:03pm Flash Strap:

Hi Melinda!
Avatar 8:03pm geezerette:


Hey, Danny!
Howdy, Melinda!
Avatar 8:05pm Flash Strap:

I am just obsessed with this record right now
Avatar 8:07pm hyde:

yay, melinda!
Avatar 8:09pm Little Danny:

Heya geez! Nice to run into ya here
Avatar 8:11pm Flash Strap:

@LD: this record has a pretty dynamite all-out exotica number on side 2, I think you'll dig it a lot. I'll open up the next set with it
Avatar 8:28pm Little Danny:

I love the florid specificity of the liner notes
Avatar 8:28pm Little Danny:

The Haney is new to me and awesome!
Avatar 8:28pm Flash Strap:

yeah me too

love this swampy interlude too
Avatar 8:31pm Little Danny:

Yes! Dale Hawkins. I love when rockabillies did their exotica thing
Avatar 8:32pm Flash Strap:

you and me both buster!

this one courtesy of Doug, who sent it my way years ago
Avatar 8:33pm hyde:

this is great swamp rock. i feel like i'm listening to Rex on the flagship.
Avatar 8:35pm Flash Strap:

that's a good feeling!
Avatar 8:37pm Flash Strap:

when putting this set together, i realized that this is one of my favorite Chaino tracks. guitar is so cool
Avatar 8:37pm hyde:

yep. though this Chaino is a little creepy!
Avatar 8:40pm Flash Strap:

this track is so zorch
Avatar 8:41pm Little Danny:

whoa that Nervous Norvus!
Avatar 8:42pm northguineahills:

Just got my permanent tag. Still waiting on news if I got power.
Avatar 8:42pm Little Danny:

You are killing it in this set, Flash! I need to send you a ZIP of rockabilly-country-meets-exotica MP3s
Avatar 8:42pm Flash Strap:

you know much Norvus, LD? he's got some stunners. sorta new to me actually
Avatar 8:43pm Little Danny:

I know "Transfusion" but that's it
Avatar 8:44pm Flash Strap:

oh PLEASE do! nobody knows that stuff like you do
Avatar 8:45pm Flash Strap:

Pterodactyl by Norvus is also a must-hear!
Avatar 8:47pm Flash Strap:

oh and hello hello, warmest hellos to NGH! what's going on?
Avatar 8:48pm Flash Strap:

Norvus on FEZ: freeeasyzipped.blogspot.com...
Avatar 8:55pm hyde:

this set is dynamite
Avatar 8:56pm Flash Strap:

ah thanks Hyde, music to my eyes
Avatar 9:00pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Flash and Explorers
Avatar 9:01pm Flash Strap:

Hi Coelacanth!
Avatar 9:02pm northguineahills:

I finally have power, I can go home!
Avatar 9:03pm Flash Strap:

now that's good news
Avatar 9:04pm northguineahills:

Only 108 hours w/o power.
Avatar 9:05pm Flash Strap:

yikes man
Avatar 9:06pm hyde:

@ngh glad you have power. i went 4 days w/o in Mass in August a few years ago, and it was rough
Avatar 9:06pm Little Danny:

Damn NGH. Glad you can get home tho
Avatar 9:07pm hyde:

the worst thing was the people RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET had power the whole time
Avatar 9:08pm coelacanth∅:

yay good news ngh!
Avatar 9:08pm Flash Strap:

after Katrina I think we went 12 days without, it was crazy
Avatar 9:10pm hyde:

@Flash wow, that's rough
Avatar 9:10pm hyde:

@Flash rough-er
Avatar 9:11pm Flash Strap:

we were way back in the woods, a lot of trees came down. it was cool, the creek flooded so we bathed in that
Avatar 9:13pm Flash Strap:

this time - hardly even a single day of rain. very glad NGH is going home
Avatar 9:14pm northguineahills:

Yeah, Floridian humidity w/o fans can be interesting. Only lost power for 18 hours where I hunkered down (we're on the same grid as the hospital).
Avatar 9:16pm northguineahills:

loving the theme, Evan!
Avatar 9:16pm Flash Strap:

next one's for you, NGH

nothing like that humidity right now i bet, yowza
Avatar 9:17pm northguineahills:

1 km from here there is still no power. This will take weeks.
Avatar 9:27pm geezerette:

NGH, Are you going to get a generator?
Glad everyone's o.k.!
Avatar 9:30pm geezerette:

Fun show, lots of artists we haven't heard, plus old favorites.
Avatar 9:32pm Flash Strap:

thanks G, glad to hear it
Avatar 9:35pm hyde:

oh, i have always loved this Julee Cruise
Avatar 9:35pm Flash Strap:

can't stop playing this album now that Twin Peaks is over, trying to hold onto that magic
Avatar 9:38pm hyde:

would love to see the new Twin Peaks. beyond my reach for now, i sometimes hate the current balkanized state of tv.
Avatar 9:41pm Flash Strap:

oh i know, it's ridiculous. nationalize television, liberate the airwaves, unite the viewing public! the masses need twin peaks
Avatar 9:42pm Flash Strap:

i heard this on local college radio the other day and spent like 5 minutes trying to figure out what made it so familiar before i finally realized, it's Rags and Old Iron
Avatar 9:43pm Flash Strap:

she's a legend of course, but also the band on this is KILLER
  9:44pm Jeff g.:

Sweet and heavy sounds!
Avatar 9:45pm coelacanth∅:

this is sooo gorgeous
Avatar 9:46pm Flash Strap:

Hi Jeff G!
Avatar 9:47pm coelacanth∅:

-actually the last few have been a lovely cooking soundtrack; probably made my food turn out better.
Avatar 9:54pm Little Danny:

Thanks, Evan, and thanks for the beautiful show
Avatar 9:54pm Flash Strap:

happy to be the secret ingredient, C!
Avatar 9:54pm Flash Strap:

ah well, thank you Danny! see you in that next room over
Avatar 9:54pm Little Danny:

I beseech thee: wfmu.org... Join us!
Avatar 9:55pm geezerette:

What LD said!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:56pm Doug Schulkind:

Finally home from class. Five classy minutes left of Flash Strap!
Avatar 9:56pm geezerette:

Avatar 9:57pm Flash Strap:

Oh hello Doug! earlier I finally took a moment to play that Okenfenokee track you hipped me to a ways back!

thanks G!
Avatar 9:58pm hyde:

Avatar 9:58pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Evan!
Avatar 9:59pm Flash Strap:

thank you both as well
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00pm melinda:

Thanks Ev!
Avatar 10:00pm Flash Strap:

thank you melinda! good night all! see you in two weeks
  2:53am William:

Thnks for the music, from Mexico
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