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Options February 22, 2018: Moving Worlds, Calypso Sketches, Freaking Out

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Artist Track Album Year Comments Approx. start time
Machito & His Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble  Calypso John   Options With Flute to Boot  1959  w/ Herbie Mann  0:00:27 (Pop‑up)
Joe Harriott Quintet   Calypso Sketches   Options Free Form  1961    0:02:26 (Pop‑up)
Yusef Lateef  Oscarlypso   Options Club Date  1976  rec. live at Pep's Lounge 1964; wr. Oscar Pettiford, 1956  0:07:10 (Pop‑up)
Art Blakey  Split Skins   Options Orgy In Rhythm (Volume One)  1957    0:14:39 (Pop‑up)
Gil Evans  Spoonful   Options The Individualism of Gil Evans  1964  not on original LP, rec. during original sessions and appended as bonus track  0:23:34 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Bembeya Jazz National 
Premiere Partie   Options Regard Sur Le Passe  1970    0:37:22 (Pop‑up)
De Frank & His Professionals  Waiting For My Baby   Options Psychedelic Man  1976    0:44:22 (Pop‑up)
Asiko  Afro - We   Options Take a Trip With Asiko  1977    0:48:06 (Pop‑up)
Sam Fan Thomas  Neng Makossa   Options Funky New Bell  1976    0:53:17 (Pop‑up)
'Blackman' Akeeb Kareem & his Super Black Borgs  Call Me Blackman   Options Tomorrow  1977    0:58:46 (Pop‑up)
The Black Hippies  The World is Great   Options The Black Hippies  1976    1:04:58 (Pop‑up)
Kelenkye Band  Moving World   Options Moving World  1974    1:14:04 (Pop‑up)
Question Mark  Freaking Out   Options Be Nice to the People  1977    1:18:18 (Pop‑up)
Ofege  Everybody Feels the Same   Options Last of the Origins  1976    1:22:28 (Pop‑up)
Ezy & Isaac  Got To Move   Options Soul Rock  1974    1:26:20 (Pop‑up)
Asiko Rock Group  Let's Marry   Options Asiko Rock Group  1976    1:29:21 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Bembeya Jazz National 
N'Gnamakoro   Options Authenticité 73: Parade Africaine  1973    1:35:51 (Pop‑up)
The Ethiopians  Things a Get From Bad to Worse   Options Woman Capture Man  1970    1:42:31 (Pop‑up)
The Wailing Souls  Run My People   Options The Wailing Souls  1975    1:44:14 (Pop‑up)
James Wee Willie Wayne  Travelin' Mood   Options Travelin' From Texas to New Orleans  1982  rec. 1955  1:46:26 (Pop‑up)
The Folkes Brothers & Count Ossie Afro Combo  Oh Carolina   Options Oh Carolina / I Met A Man 7"  1960    1:48:52 (Pop‑up)
Alton & Eddy  My Heaven   Options Lullaby Angel / My Heaven 7"  1961    1:51:30 (Pop‑up)
Delroy Wilson  King Pharoah   Options 7"  1962?  aka Prince Pharoah?  1:53:57 (Pop‑up)
King Solomon  Belafonte   Options Calypso Kings and Pink Gin  1958  rec. live at the Young Brigade Calypso Tent in Port of Spain, 1957  1:55:37 (Pop‑up)
Macbeth the Great  Exploring (Exploiting)   Options Calypso at Midnight!  1946  with intro by Alan Lomax  1:57:22 (Pop‑up)
The Lion and His Calypso Cubs  Kalenda March   Options Caribbean Connections: Black Music in Britain in the Early 1950's, Volume 2  1959    2:01:31 (Pop‑up)
West African Rhythm Brothers  Adura   Options London Is The Place For Me 2: Calypso & Kwela, Highlife & Jazz From Young Black London      2:04:24 (Pop‑up)
Ambrose Campbell  Yolanda   Options High Life Today  1966    2:07:15 (Pop‑up)
Oscar Pettiford  Oscalypso   Options Volume 2  1956    2:10:40 (Pop‑up)
Wild Fire  Living On A String   Options Dancing Dream  1978    2:12:54 (Pop‑up)
Eddie Hooper & Storm  Pass It On (Pt. 1)   Options Pass It On 12"  1979    2:15:47 (Pop‑up)
The Ethiopians  Everything Crash   Options JJ Records 7"  1968    2:24:11 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Bembeya Jazz National 
Sina Mousso   Options The Syliphone Years      2:26:38 (Pop‑up)
Philip Cohran and the Artistic Heritage Ensemble  Malcolm X   Options The Malcolm X Memorial (A Tribute in Music)  1968    2:36:56 (Pop‑up)
Archie Shepp  Malcolm, Malcolm, Semper Malcolm   Options Fire Music  1965    2:41:33 (Pop‑up)
The Ethnic Heritage Ensemble  Brother Malcolm   Options Three Gentlemen from Chikago  1981    2:46:12 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Philip Cohran and the Artistic Heritage Ensemble 
Malcolm Little   Options The Malcolm X Memorial (A Tribute in Music)      2:57:25 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:45pm doctorjazz:

Love beating everyone here!
Hi Flash and Explorers near and far!
Avatar 6:53pm Flash Strap:

Hi Doc! You even beat me here this time
Avatar 6:57pm Flash Strap:

let's get rolling
Avatar 7:02pm Flash Strap:

This LP is a well I can't quit drawing from
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:06pm listener james from westwood:

Evening, evening, Flash and all!
Avatar 7:06pm northguineahills:

Did you get my email, Evan?
  7:06pm zonk ludlow:

Evening Flash & fellow explorers. Trust all are n the mood for a good freak out.
Avatar 7:08pm Flash Strap:

Listener James! hello!

NGH! I did, sorry I haven't written you back yet. The matter in question looks like it sounds amazing

Zonk my man! Good to have you in the room and ready to freak out

welcome all!
Avatar 7:13pm Flash Strap:

next track up might be the most on-brand thing I could play as a Give the Drummer boy. but I really feel like playing it... and anyway it's a good thing to be Very Much a Drummer
Avatar 7:16pm Flash Strap:

the drums... on this... are good
Avatar 7:19pm northguineahills:

Ok, just making sure your email hadn't changed recently.
Avatar 7:19pm Flash Strap:

no, i'm just bad at emails a lot of the time and let them pile up on me
Avatar 7:23pm northguineahills:

This Art Blakey is new to me, wow! (art blakey himself isn't new to me, obviously).

I only do emails once a week unless I expect something, so I understand.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:24pm doctorjazz:

the Blakey is CRAZY, don't know this either (checked Discogs for personnel, but it is not correct, or at least I don't think so, no sax listed)
Avatar 7:25pm Flash Strap:

Orgy in Rhythm 1&2 are some of the best percussion recordings ever laid down, ever. Super highly recommended to any and all

Sabu is among the personnel, I know. I'll link a lineup: www.discogs.com...
Avatar 7:27pm Flash Strap:

I am completely obsessed with this Gil Evans track, by the time it plays out you probably will be too
  7:29pm zonk ludlow:

I'm with ya Flash, my fave version of Spoonful. The album title gives it away.
Avatar 7:31pm northguineahills:

I'm tigger bouncing away in about 5 mins. gotta hit the agriculture store for more gardening supplies. If I don't make it back (I need a pint), thanks Evan!
Avatar 7:32pm northguineahills:

It's not even 10pm and I'm leaving work, I didn't take the brown acid today ;) !
Avatar 7:32pm Flash Strap:

@Zonk: mine too. it's actually fairly new to me, I've been trying to catch up on my Gil Evans and when this turned up I was utterly transfixed, and became ecstatic. like a religious moment. he's such a master, but this might be his masterpiece
Avatar 7:32pm Flash Strap:

well tiggers are wonderful things, but I hate to see ya go NGH! have a great pint
Avatar 7:45pm Flash Strap:

great cover: 4.bp.blogspot.com...
Avatar 7:56pm Flash Strap:

Sam Fan Thomas' first solo LP, this. He's from Cameroon, it was recorded in Benin
Avatar 7:57pm hyde:

Avatar 7:58pm Flash Strap:

Hello Hyde!
Avatar 7:58pm Flash Strap:

great to see you
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:59pm Doug Schulkind:

I saw Sam Fan Thomas in the early-ish '80s in New York. One of the first live African shows I can remember attending.

Flash Strap, your opening set performed open heart surgery on my ears. In a good way.
Avatar 8:00pm Flash Strap:

Hi Doug! So happy to be your attending surgeon on this fine night

would love to have that Sam Fan memory, must have been incredible
Avatar 8:02pm Flash Strap:

INSANE guitar on this track

not sure, but I think one of them is Berkley Jones, who played in BLO, Ofege, the Funkees, and others. quite a performance
Avatar 8:03pm Flash Strap:

great use of moog too
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:10pm melinda:

hi all
Avatar 8:12pm Flash Strap:

Hi Melinda! How goes it?
Avatar 8:14pm βrian:

I'm almost sure that's Jebediah Burkhalter on lead guitar, but I could be wrong.
Avatar 8:17pm Flash Strap:

Hi Brian! Which track are you referring to?
Avatar 8:19pm βrian:

Oh, you know ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:22pm melinda:

Hangin' in there!
Avatar 8:22pm Flash Strap:

i wonder if i am missing the gist of a monkeyshine
Avatar 8:25pm Flash Strap:

Ofege always has cool guitar
Avatar 8:26pm still b/p:

The Gist Of A Monkeyshine sounds like an American play from the mid-20th century.
I was listening to something else and lost track of Explorer time...and then had to let Eydie Gorme finish.
Avatar 8:28pm Flash Strap:

Hi there B/P!
Avatar 8:31pm Flash Strap:

This song rules insanely hard
Avatar 8:36pm still b/p:

So "proposal jam" is a thing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:39pm doctorjazz:

Is this jazz quartet the Asiko Rock Group? (I feel like the track listings don't match what's playing there days)?
Anyway, time to hit the road, leave the office, take you to the car, thanks, Evan!
Avatar 8:39pm βrian:

Would that be akin to premature proposition?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:43pm Doug Schulkind:

Things a get from badd to baddder in the Exlporers Room!
Avatar 8:44pm Flash Strap:

Safe happy drive, Doc!

I think you might have been hearing the Bembeya Jazz Nat'l btw
Avatar 8:44pm still b/p:

Those Ethiopians had an Irish reel parallelishness rolling.
Avatar 8:48pm Flash Strap:

Love the Ethiopians, I think we'll hear another from them in a bit
Avatar 8:50pm βrian:

If you ever have to choose between Injera and Irish Soda bread, though ...
Avatar 8:53pm hyde:

this is killer
Avatar 8:55pm Flash Strap:

Avatar 8:57pm still b/p:

Have a dance and a drink and then decide which snack will satisfy, βrian.
Avatar 8:58pm jaywbabcock:

Show is ruling
Avatar 8:59pm Flash Strap:

Hi Jay! thanks man

this track really tickles my brain area
Avatar 9:01pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Flash; Explorers
Avatar 9:02pm Flash Strap:

Coelacanth! hello fellow
Avatar 9:02pm coelacanth∅:

oh, what i've missed
Avatar 9:05pm coelacanth∅:

..."the black hippies"! never heard of them; but are you familiar with the mahotella queens' song, title's interpretation of which is "the hippies come to sowetto"? one of my favorite south african songs
Avatar 9:06pm Flash Strap:

The Black Hippies are really good! haven't heard any Mahotella Queens, I don't think. Sounds like I need to fix that
Avatar 9:09pm coelacanth∅:

well i already know i'm going to listen to this archive.

'much as i don't want to support youboob and rarely do, some folks put some excellent stuff up there: www.youtube.com...
Avatar 9:10pm Flash Strap:

i'll check that out after the show!
  9:12pm Gary via app:

Been enjoying the show tonight
Avatar 9:12pm Flash Strap:

earlier I misspoke/mistyped that Oscalypso was written by Oscar PettiGREW – it's PettiFORD. let the record show that i am careless and often wrong
Avatar 9:13pm Flash Strap:

Hi Gary! glad to hear!
Avatar 9:14pm Flash Strap:

love wild fire, everything they do is so righteous and heavy. maybe the heaviest Trinidad group ever
Avatar 9:17pm Flash Strap:

Eddie Hooper, who I think is from Surinam: " Introducing the mellow sound of new wave soca rock."
Avatar 9:20pm still b/p:

Supposed to give up my complaining AND my stalling? ...come on, now, be reasonable.
Avatar 9:20pm Flash Strap:

I love this track but eddie hooper is being entirely unreasonable here, i agree
Avatar 9:22pm Flash Strap:

got an Ethiopians track coming next which will give us a dose cold reality, don't worry
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27pm Doug Schulkind:

Oscar Pettiford once broke his arm playing softball with Woody Herman's band.
Avatar 9:30pm coelacanth∅:

"the ethiopians" much better, in my opinion, than "the ethiopian"
(when Leonard Dillon split up the group and called himself "the ethiopian") -not impressive, what i've heard
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:36pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar 9:36pm jaywbabcock:

Eddie Hooper!!!!! Never heard him before. Revelatory. Thank you
  9:37pm zonk ludlow:

Hadn't heard of the strike in West Virginia Evan. Just did a quick search, inspiring stuff. Maybe through the courage being expressed by students in your country real change may come about. I trust it does.
Avatar 9:41pm Flash Strap:

He's got some great stuff, Jay!

I need to look into that, C.

That's amazing, Doug

Hello yourself, most welcome Uncle!

I hope so too, Zonk. Collective action is good, solidarity with teachers is good, all power to the revolutionary youth!
Avatar 9:41pm hyde:

i'm a big fan of this Cohran lp
Avatar 9:43pm Flash Strap:

Me too! All Cohran's releases are essential in my book
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:47pm Doug Schulkind:

On a related note (related to Malcolm X), tomorrow is the 150th birthday of the immortal W.E.B. Du Bois!
Avatar 9:48pm Flash Strap:

This Three Gentlemen LP is really good btw
Avatar 9:50pm Flash Strap:

that's a birthday worth celebrating right there
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:50pm Doug Schulkind:

Coming up next on your 24-hour Drummer Stream will be a fill-in show for Little Danny's Cool Blue Flame.

Scott McDowell, host of WFMU's sublime The Long Rally broadcast will be your host with the most! He will take you till midnight (eastern).

Join Scott here: wfmu.org...
Avatar 9:51pm Flash Strap:

thanks for linking Doug
Avatar 9:53pm Scott:

: )
Avatar 9:53pm Scott:

I can get with this.
Avatar 9:54pm Flash Strap:

Hey there Scott! 'bout to turn things over to you here in a few minutes
  9:56pm zonk ludlow:

Thank you Evan for a mighty show. Moved, peacefully freaked & eagerly sketching. Until next week to you & all explorers, cheers from Oz.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57pm Uncle Michael:

Thank you, Evan.
Avatar 9:58pm hyde:

Avatar 9:58pm still b/p:

Explored it real good. Thanks!
Avatar 9:58pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Evan!
Avatar 10:00pm Flash Strap:

Thanks all! see ya next week I hope. Good night and good fortune to ya
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