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Options February 8, 2018: Savage and Sensuous Exotica and Jazz

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Artist Track Album Year Comments Approx. start time
Fred Waring and His Pennsylvanians  Brazil   Options Rumba Jazz: A History of Latin Jazz and Dance Music 1919-1945      0:00:32 (Pop‑up)
Yusef Lateef  Morning   Options Yusef Lateef  1958/1971  1971 stereo reissue of 1958 live album, "Lateef at Cranbrook"  0:03:24 (Pop‑up)
Yusef Lateef  Brazil   Options Yusef Lateef  1958/1971    0:17:40 (Pop‑up)
Ferrante & Teicher  Brazil   Options Soundblast - The Sound Of Tomorrow Today!  1956    0:20:56 (Pop‑up)
Chico O'Farrill & His Latin Orchestra  Taboo   Options Music From South America  1956    0:24:34 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Chico O'Farrill & His Latin Orchestra 
  Music From South America      0:27:13 (Pop‑up)
Yusef Lateef  Taboo   Options Other Sounds  1959  Flugelhorn – Wilbur Harden  0:34:14 (Pop‑up)
Wilbur Harden  Tanganyika Strut   Options Tanganyika Strut  1958  Tenor Saxophone – John Coltrane; Wr. Curtis Fuller (Trombone)  0:42:16 (Pop‑up)
The Buddy Collette – Chico Hamilton Sextet  Green Dream   Options Tanganyika  1956    0:52:17 (Pop‑up)
The Buddy Collette – Chico Hamilton Sextet  A Walk On The Veldt   Options Tanganyika  1956    0:56:37 (Pop‑up)
Buddy Collette  Jungle Pipe   Options Man Of Many Parts  1956    1:00:26 (Pop‑up)
Louis Bellson, His Drums & Orch.  African Dance   Options Around the World in Percussion  1961  with Buddy Collette  1:04:16 (Pop‑up)
Buddy Collette & The Four Swinging Shepherds  Improvisation (With Conga)   Options Buddy Collette's Swinging Shepherds  1958    1:06:58 (Pop‑up)
Don Ralke  Ritmo Marteo   Options Bongo Madness  1957  with Buddy Collette; "An African lament which allows Buddy Collete complete freedom to explore the mystries of the Belgium Congo." (sic sic sic)  1:09:28 (Pop‑up)
Don Ralke  Belleza Y Diablo   Options Bongo Madness  1957  with Buddy Collette  1:13:08 (Pop‑up)
Don Ralke Orchestra  The Mystery of Yambuya   Options The Savage and the Sensuous Bongos  1960    1:17:26 (Pop‑up)
Don Ralke Orchestra  Face Beside the Fire   Options The Savage and the Sensuous Bongos  1960    1:20:25 (Pop‑up)
The Chico Hamilton Quintet   Far East   Options Gongs East!  1959  with Eric Dolphy  1:23:05 (Pop‑up)
The Chico Hamilton Quintet   Bali Ha'i   Options South Pacific in Hi-Fi  1958  with Paul Horn  1:27:21 (Pop‑up)
Buddy Collette Septet  Gauguin   Options Polynesia  195?  vocal by Marni Nixon  1:31:48 (Pop‑up)
The Buddy Collette – Chico Hamilton Sextet  Jungle Pogo Stick   Options Tanganyika  1956    1:35:10 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
The Chico Hamilton Quintet  
Passion Flower   Options Gongs East!      1:37:42 (Pop‑up)
Don Randi Trio / Curtis Amy / The Exotic Strings  Tropical Safari   Options Jungle Adventure in Music and Sound  1966  produced by Camarata  1:52:23 (Pop‑up)
Don Randi Trio / Curtis Amy / The Exotic Strings  Similau   Options Jungle Adventure in Music and Sound  1966  produced by Camarata  1:53:23 (Pop‑up)
Don Randi Trio / Curtis Amy / The Exotic Strings  Passion Flower   Options Jungle Adventure in Music and Sound  1966  produced by Camarata  1:56:05 (Pop‑up)
Don Randi Trio / Curtis Amy / The Exotic Strings  Baby Elephant Walk   Options Jungle Adventure in Music and Sound  1966  produced by Camarata  1:58:56 (Pop‑up)
Sterling Holloway and Camarata  How The Rhinoceros Got His Skin   Options Walt Disney Presents Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories, Vol. 2  1965    2:01:35 (Pop‑up)
Curtis Amy & Dupree Bolton  Native Land   Options Katanga!  1963    2:06:39 (Pop‑up)
Don Randi Trio  Tahitian Lullaby   Options Last Night / With The Don Randi Trio  1962    2:16:54 (Pop‑up)
Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra  The Breeze and I (From Suite, "Andalucia")   Options 78  1940?  Vocal: Bob Eberly; Arr. by Camarata  2:20:33 (Pop‑up)
Don Randi Trio / Curtis Amy / The Exotic Strings  Jungle Adventure   Options Jungle Adventure in Music and Sound  1966  produced by Camarata  2:23:41 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Jungle         2:38:19 (Pop‑up)
Louis Bellson, His Drums & Orch.  Brazil   Options Around the World in Percussion  1961  with Buddy Collette  2:39:01 (Pop‑up)
Les Paul & Mary Ford  Brazil   Options Brazil (The Wild Guitars Of Les Paul & Mary Ford)  1967    2:40:43 (Pop‑up)
Buddy Collette  Perfidia   Options Calm, Cool & Collette  1957    2:43:14 (Pop‑up)
Chico O'Farrill & His Latin Orchestra  Malaguena   Options Music From South America  1956    2:46:11 (Pop‑up)
Gil Evans  Where Flamingos Fly   Options Out Of The Cool  1961    2:49:29 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Thurston Knudson 
  Primitive Percussion - African Jungle Drums      2:54:00 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 6:57pm Flash Strap:

Evening, explorers. Come on in, make yourselves comfortable. I have a good one for you tonight, if I may dare to say. Let's get started here in just a moment
Avatar 7:00pm hyde:

hello! i remembered to come early this week
Avatar 7:02pm Flash Strap:

Ah, hello Hyde!
Avatar 7:05pm Flash Strap:

Just picked this Yusef Lateef up, loving it just to death
Avatar 7:06pm hyde:

yeah, sounds great.
  7:06pm zonk ludlow:

Hiya Flash, Hyde. Yusef - a giant, nice way to get things rolling.
Avatar 7:07pm Flash Strap:

can't go wrong with Yusef. Hi there Zonk! great to see ya
Avatar 7:09pm hyde:

hiya zonk.
Avatar 7:10pm Flash Strap:

listen to that man play sax, good god
Avatar 7:15pm Flash Strap:

Frank Gant on drums
Avatar 7:17pm Flash Strap:

quiet in here tonight, that's cool, let's be mellow for a while
Avatar 7:19pm Flash Strap:

this is one of the craziest versions of this type of ubiquitous exotica/latin standard that I've heard
Avatar 7:19pm Flash Strap:

I adore Yusef for doing this type of thing
  7:20pm zonk ludlow:

No objections from me if the next 3 hours just embodied Yusef. Maybe a show dedicated to him down the track?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:21pm doctorjazz:

Hi, great program ahead (for the likes of me...)
  7:24pm slawooy:

Yusef and endless Brazil love it. Cuckoo show
Avatar 7:24pm Flash Strap:

Hi Doc Jazz!

Just a wee bit more Yusef planned tonight, but lots more for some night soon, Zonk
Avatar 7:25pm Flash Strap:

Ah, Slawooy! How grand to have you here in my cuckoo clock
Avatar 7:27pm geezerette:

Is that a Gauguin woodcut?
Howdy, Evan and explorers!
Avatar 7:29pm northguineahills:

Loved the Lateef, been trying to get a project done before Monday and have been at work this week from 9:30pm or 10:30pm. Gotta pick up the missus up at the Orlando airport tomorrow, and I don't want to have to come back into the office.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:32pm doctorjazz:

Cool Jazz!
Avatar 7:33pm geezerette:

Avatar 7:36pm geezerette:

This is incredible! :D What goofy swingin'.
Avatar 7:37pm Flash Strap:

Geezerette! welcome, welcome! Gauguin indeed. Carving at bottom is his as well

Hi NGH! Best of luck and lots of fun
Avatar 7:37pm Flash Strap:

G: I actually almost opened with the version of Brazil from Three Caballeros
Avatar 7:38pm geezerette:

Avatar 7:40pm just julia:

these sounds are perfect on this evening, just what i ordered, though i didn't see it on the menu or even think to ask for it - just right, thank you.
Avatar 7:41pm Flash Strap:

My great pleasure Just Julia! I hope all subsequent courses I have planned suit your evening's palate
Avatar 7:42pm northguineahills:

Thanks, alls!
Avatar 7:44pm hyde:

poor wilbur harden.
Avatar 7:45pm Flash Strap:

pretty tragic story for poor Wilbur
Avatar 7:47pm hyde:

yep. though here's a cool discussion about Wilbur Harden and his Kuhlohorn www.trumpetmaster.com...
Avatar 7:48pm Flash Strap:

that's super interesting, I've never heard of the Kuhlohorn until now
Avatar 7:49pm hyde:

me either!
Avatar 7:50pm Flash Strap:

fair warning – this set is probably going to run long, I have a ton of stuff I want to squeeze into it. This is all just prologue
Avatar 7:54pm Flash Strap:

I love this track to death, it's really a strange composition, very Buddy Collette
Avatar 7:54pm geezerette:

Review of last summer's Gauguin show at Chicago Art Institute. Talks about carvings and ceramics; great photos...
Avatar 7:56pm Flash Strap:

wish I'd seen that show!
Avatar 7:58pm Flash Strap:

I adore Gauguin, and so did Buddy Collette
Avatar 7:58pm hyde:

@geezerette that show looks great!
Avatar 8:00pm geezerette:

me too!
Collette, sauve..
Avatar 8:01pm geezerette:

Hey Hyde! Yeah, I didn't even know about that show!
Avatar 8:02pm geezerette:

I've got a battered copy of Noa Noa.
Avatar 8:03pm Flash Strap:

me either, I would have probably traveled to see it if I had
Avatar 8:03pm Flash Strap:

first heard this on the Cool Blue Flame, actually
Avatar 8:04pm geezerette:

same here!
Avatar 8:04pm geezerette:

It's wonderful.
Avatar 8:06pm geezerette:

Also, seamless segues! The last half hour could've almost been one long piece.
Avatar 8:09pm Flash Strap:

thank you! that's especially nice to hear because I'm switching back and forth to vinyl a lot this evening
Avatar 8:09pm Flash Strap:

also, man this is a great track
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:09pm melinda:

hi everyone
Avatar 8:10pm still b/p:

Is this where shepherds swing? Oh, good. It's the right flock.
Avatar 8:11pm Flash Strap:

Hi Melinda! B/P! so good to see you both!
Avatar 8:11pm Little Danny:

Hi Flash, all! OMG this playlist
Avatar 8:12pm Flash Strap:

LD! we were just talkin' bout ya pal
Avatar 8:17pm Flash Strap:

Every time I read about Bongo Madness, people are complaining it's not super madness-y. it is oddly restrained, but entirely lovely. and the cover is amazing: img.discogs.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:17pm melinda:

Nice vibe. My dad recently got an official dementia diagnosis and it's making me sad. Good tunes help.
Avatar 8:19pm Flash Strap:

tremendously sorry to hear that, Melinda. Glad I can bring the tunes as long as they help
Avatar 8:22pm Flash Strap:

this whole record is masterful
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:23pm melinda:

Thanks Evan.
Avatar 8:25pm Little Danny:

"Face Beside the Fire" is soooo deep
Avatar 8:26pm Flash Strap:

agreed, LD. one of the best on the record
Avatar 8:26pm northguineahills:

Fuuuu.... melinda, i saw it happen to my grandmother. My father is 10-15 years away, as I see the early signs. Heck, I'm not as sharp as I used to be (see my spelling and grammar on the playlist).

melinda, abrazos por tu!
Avatar 8:26pm Little Danny:

@melinda: Hi! And sorry! But glad you're a part of this community. FMU has kept me going through some times
Avatar 8:27pm geezerette:

Sorry to hear that Melinda. Sending an imaginary hug.
  8:29pm zonk ludlow:

Melinda, happy that Evan is providing a release for you. Stay strong.
Avatar 8:29pm still b/p:

Sorry, and best thoughts, Melinda. So hard to be unable to fix or reverse it. My folks, 91 and 89, have their frailties, but they and the family haven't confronted what you and yours are asked to bear.
Avatar 8:33pm Flash Strap:

love this album so much... if i ever see it in the wild i might actually keel over from shock
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:33pm melinda:

Thanks everyone. My chronic health problem for the last 10 years or so includes brain fog and it's hard not to feel doomed, at this rate. I try to remind myself that I'm not old yet and still have time to work on it.
Avatar 8:34pm Little Danny:

Man you are nailing so many favorites Evan
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:34pm melinda:

@flash haha. The fainting crate digger.
Avatar 8:35pm Flash Strap:

Brain fog sucks, Melinda, I hate to hear that. you DO have time though, that's true
  8:41pm zonk ludlow:

Fave set, feeling is mutual Flash. This archive will get a workout.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:44pm Doug Schulkind:

Explorer Madness!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:49pm Doug Schulkind:

Love and strength to you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:51pm melinda:

Thanks Doug.
Avatar 8:54pm hyde:

hang in there melinda!
Avatar 8:54pm Flash Strap:

LOVE to hear it, Zonk!

Hi Doug!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:54pm melinda:

Thanks Hyde.
Avatar 8:54pm hyde:

this record is super cool.
Avatar 8:56pm Flash Strap:

It's totally psychedelic! some sound fx I never would have thought to do, and one of the best Baby Elephant Walks ever recorded
Avatar 8:56pm Little Danny:

Jungle Adventure in Music and Sound is totally new to me, and awesome! Holy shit
Avatar 8:57pm Flash Strap:

Jeep sounds! that is awesome to me
Avatar 8:57pm Little Danny:

Gotta put you on in the background on my phone as I cobble a show together. Stop being so damn inspiring plz
Avatar 8:57pm Flash Strap:

me too, LD, i'm just transfixed with how inventive it is! how is this not an established fetish object of exotica?
Avatar 8:58pm Little Danny:

You may have mentioned it but "Tropical Safari" is "Similau"
Avatar 8:58pm Little Danny:

Oh jeez nevermind. That was what I heard
Avatar 8:59pm Flash Strap:

get ready for this baby elephant
Avatar 8:59pm still b/p:

Mark Trail currently has African beasts inexplicably loose in Lost Forest! What will happen?! Some of this is le musique juste for the soundtrack!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:59pm melinda:

Nice sound effects!
Avatar 9:00pm Flash Strap:

it blows my mind the way camarata is using those elephant sounds as a horn section in the intro
Avatar 9:01pm northguineahills:

This song reminds me of elephants!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02pm Doug Schulkind:

Hi, Flash! Ho, everyone!
Avatar 9:03pm Flash Strap:

the instrumental on this is so fuckin' cool
Avatar 9:04pm Flash Strap:

Sterling Holloway is a thankfully very well-documented treasure
Avatar 9:05pm northguineahills:

I read the Just So Stories when I was 6, it was a bday gift. I didn't really understand all of it at the time, but it was still fun reading!
Avatar 9:06pm northguineahills:

like, I never heard the word, "beloved", at the time.
Avatar 9:07pm Flash Strap:

I really liked, and totally didn't understand, the Jungle Book when I was a kid, so I know exactly what you mean, NGH
  9:07pm Dean:

Not jazz, but some of Villa-Lobos's work would fit swell with this playlist.
Avatar 9:08pm Flash Strap:

nice cover on this one: img.discogs.com...
Avatar 9:08pm northguineahills:

(my elephant comment was a jasper reference from the simpsons)
Avatar 9:10pm Flash Strap:

Hi Dean! A ways back I played Villa Lobos' Forest of the Amazon, which is pretty in line with some of this stuff
Avatar 9:10pm northguineahills:

Then at age 7, the same aunt game me O'Henry's stories. Equally fun and baffling.
Avatar 9:11pm coelacanth∅:

olá Flash e exploradores
Avatar 9:11pm northguineahills:

Also not jazz, but Ricardo Villalobos' reworking of the ECM back catalog is amazing as well!
Avatar 9:12pm Flash Strap:

Hi there, Coelacanth!
  9:12pm Dean:

Oh, shoot, I need to get that ECM re-do. Keep forgetting about it.
Avatar 9:14pm Flash Strap:

that sounds cool
Avatar 9:18pm Flash Strap:

sort of a Vince Guaraldi vibe
Avatar 9:19pm northguineahills:

Ok, I have friends over to put together some furniture w/ me before the wifey comes over tomorrow, so, I'm off the comment board, I probably won't be back on here until LD time. Thanks Evan!
Avatar 9:20pm Flash Strap:

great to have ya with us, NGH! all good things to you
Avatar 9:22pm Flash Strap:

I believe this is the first such version of The Breeze and I
Avatar 9:24pm geezerette:

This is practically beat!
Avatar 9:26pm still b/p:

Sound of African Queen chugging down the river, there...
Avatar 9:28pm geezerette:

WILD show, Evan. :D
Avatar 9:28pm Flash Strap:

This is really one of the ultimate expressions of the Hi-Fi "virtual voyage" – to have the sound of the jeep chugging throughout is so literal and effective
Avatar 9:29pm Flash Strap:

ah, why thank you, G
Avatar 9:35pm jaywbabcock:

Thank you Evan. Another wonderful show.
Avatar 9:35pm still b/p:

Rosie said of running the rapids, and I'm sure she'd say the same of a wild bumpy jeep run: "I'd never dreamed that any mere physical experience could be so stimulating!"
Avatar 9:40pm Flash Strap:

Hey thank YOU Jay!
Avatar 9:41pm Flash Strap:

Les Paul is so psycho on this
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:42pm melinda:

Nice sounds.
Avatar 9:42pm still b/p:

Well..."They've got an awful lot of coffee in Brazil."
  9:42pm Dean:

WTF. Sounds like the heyday of Return to Forever. Is this at the right speed?
Avatar 9:43pm still b/p:

Watching his hands in old TV clips from the documentary about him....I'm just thinking, "Human hands....and brains...how...what is...wait...whoa.."
Avatar 9:44pm Flash Strap:

@Dean: as far as I know! Paul is a fuckin' wild man
  9:45pm Dean:

Christ, somebody ought to name a guitar after that guy.
Avatar 9:46pm geezerette:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:47pm Doug Schulkind:

"Is that the right speed" is the most perfect comment a WFMU deejay could ever receive.
  9:48pm Dean:

That, and "Did the stream just cut out?"
  9:49pm Little Danny:

a show for the ages, Flash!
Avatar 9:49pm still b/p:

That's a T-shirt slogan fer th' station right thar, Doug Or a neck tattoo for everyone who does a shift.
Avatar 9:51pm Flash Strap:

Thanks LD! This Gil Evans made me think of ya
Avatar 9:52pm Little Danny:

Ha! I'm glad! Top obscure exotica composition
Avatar 9:52pm Flash Strap:

been lovin' Gil Evans of late, gotta get some more of him on a show soon
Avatar 9:53pm Little Danny:

Jungles reborn in just a few minutes: wfmu.org... Please join us at the Cool Blue Flame!
Avatar 9:53pm geezerette:

Don Randi's The Baked Potato is still operating in Studio City!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55pm Bobby Whirlwind:

enchanting sounds thank you
  9:56pm zonk ludlow:

Cheers Evan, just the antidote to bring a sometimes bleak week to a close. Grateful.
  9:56pm Dean:

That four note motif in "Where Flamingos Fly"...why do I recognize that independent of Evans?
  9:58pm Dean:

Stravinsky? Mussourgsky?
Avatar 9:58pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Evan!
Avatar 9:58pm still b/p:

Stimulating! Jeeps, jungle, joy music!
Avatar 9:59pm geezerette:

Great show,thanks Evan!
  9:59pm Dean:

Probably "Firebird," given the avian theme?
Avatar 9:59pm Flash Strap:

My treat, Zonk!

I'll have to study up on that, Dean, I had a similar wonder

Thank you, Bobby Whirlwind, Coelacanth, Geezerette, B/P!
Avatar 3:32pm jaywbabcock:

That Tahitian Lullaby thing is VERY proto Charlie Brown Xmas, yep
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