Options Circle Time with Mark R.: Playlist from March 19, 2018 Options

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Options March 19, 2018: Spring has almost sprung!

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
Jackie McLean  Melody For Melonae   Options Let Freedom Ring  Blue Note  1962  Entire album recorded 3/19/62    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Porches  Find Me   Options The House  Domino    At Music Hall of Williamsburg Friday, the Bowery Ballroom Saturday, and Elsewhere Sunday  *   0:15:47 (Pop‑up)
Four Tet  Two Thousand and Seventeen   Options New Energy  P+C Text Records    At National Sawdust tonight through Friday  *   0:20:17 (Pop‑up)
B-52s  Rock Lobster   Options B-52s  Warner Bros.  1979  Ricky Wilson (guitar) b. 3/19/53    0:23:48 (Pop‑up)
Left Banke  Things Go Better with Coke   Options v/a Things Go Better with Coke: Sixties Coca-Cola Commercials 1965-69      Michael Brown (keyboards, vocals) d. 3/19/15    0:30:41 (Pop‑up)
Left Banke  Walk Away Renee   Options Walk Away Renee/Pretty Ballerina  Sundazed    Michael Brown, keyboards, backing vocals, co-composer    0:32:08 (Pop‑up)
Beatles  For No One   Options Revolver  Parlophone  1966  Alan Civil (French horn) d. 3/19/89    0:35:16 (Pop‑up)
Grateful Dead  Dark Star   Options Live Dead  Warner Bros.  1969  Tom Constanten (keyboards) b. 3/19/44    0:37:17 (Pop‑up)
Barrence Whitfield & The Savages  Let's Go to Mars   Options Soul Flowers Of Titan  Bloodshot    At Union Pool in Brooklyn Saturday night  *   1:08:19 (Pop‑up)
Zombies  Time of the Season   Options Odessey and Oracle    1968  Paul Atkinson (guitar) b. 3/19/46    1:11:45 (Pop‑up)
Moby  The Sky Is Broken   Options Play  V2  1999  At Rough Trade Tuesday and Wednesday    1:14:38 (Pop‑up)
Hollie Cook  Survive   Options Vessel of Love  Merge    On Sheila B.'s Sophisticated Boom-Boom show Friday afternoon and at Elsewhere in Brooklyn later that night  *   1:18:46 (Pop‑up)
MGMT  Siberian Breaks   Options Congratulations      At Kings Theatre Saturday and at Brooklyn Steel on Sunday    1:22:35 (Pop‑up)
Eliane Elias  The Nile   Options A Long Story    1991  b. 3/19/60    1:37:34 (Pop‑up)
Stephane Grappelli  Satin Doll   Options Live at the Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, 3/19/76  wolfgangs.com    Available for streaming or downloading    1:43:19 (Pop‑up)
Jackie McLean  Rene   Options Let Freedom Ring  Blue Note  1962      1:48:35 (Pop‑up)
Faith Healer  Best Saved for Last   Options Try ;-)  Mint  2017  At Elsewhere Sunday    1:59:13 (Pop‑up)
Er-Gene Kahng, violin; The Janacek Philharmonic, Ryan Cockerman, conductor  Florence Price: Violin Concerto #1   Options Florence Price Violin Concertos  Albany    This recording is the first performance of this piece ever!  *   2:07:17 (Pop‑up)
ORB  Immortal Tortoise   Options Naturality  Castle Face Records  2017  At Baby's All Right Tuesday night    2:36:55 (Pop‑up)
Tyvek  Origin of What   Options Origin of What  In the Red Records  2016  At Elsewhere Saturday    2:41:01 (Pop‑up)
Jackie McLean  Omega   Options Let Freedom Ring  Blue Note  1962      2:50:24 (Pop‑up)
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Listener comments!

Avatar 3:04am Hams:

good morning, from athens, ga. it's raining heres..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04am pacific standard simon:

Hello, son.

I hope that will be the last of that kind of comment I will make.
Avatar 3:06am Hams:

looking forward to the comments tonight..
  3:08am markr:

Welcome, everyone! This album is one of the first jazz albums I ever bought, and it's still a favorite.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:10am pacific standard simon:

The last week, I've been reading a wonderful book about 20th century music titled The Rest Is Noise. I'm sure it's old news to many, but I found it at a library sale for a dollar.
  3:11am markr:

We're still about $300,000 short of our goal, so if you haven't pledged yet, now would be a good time to do so. How about a $1 a day Mouse-of-Today Pledge? You get so much swag, you won't know what to do with it. I'm not talking to you Simon--thank you for your continuing generous support of our little experiment in social disruption. No, I'm talking to the rest of you--come on now, we've got a leak in the roof (among a million other issues/situations). If you're in dire financial straits, fine, just keep listening, but if you're lucky enough to have a a JOB, think about supporting the station that supports you throughout the year.
Avatar 3:12am Steve B._Parsippany_NJ:

Well good morning! Not a "jazz" guy, but listen to other WFMU programs and am a SFL guy. Just made a one-time donation. Have a good day, folks!
  3:13am markr:

Thanks, Steve. Hope you can stick around. I'm about to play some decidedly un-jazz.
Avatar 3:13am Scraps h’m h’m:

hey h’lo
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:15am pacific standard simon:

My first jazz albums were Stan Getz At The Shrine, an Ahmad Jahmal live album, and a Charlie Byrd live album. All inherited from my father.
Avatar 3:15am Hams:

funny how that circle turns around..
Avatar 3:17am Steve B._Parsippany_NJ:

Hi Mark. Been in London for a week. (Went to see Chelsea FC play last Saturday! We won!) Time to catch up on emails, etc. so I will listen for a bit. Any Moira O'Connell in the library? <nothing like a wild request!) LOL Be well!
Avatar 3:18am Steve B._Parsippany_NJ:

My closest "first jazz" album was a John Mayall album (vinyl).
  3:19am markr:

I inherited that Shrine album, too. It was a box with like 10 45s you had to play individually. It was a great album but a total pain in the ass to play. Is the Ahmad Jamal album the one with "Poinciana" on it, "Live at the Pershing"? That's a good one.
Avatar 3:19am Hams:

my first jazz albums were pretty traditional: ..SILENT WAY, LOVE SUPREME.. KIND OF BLUE.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:21am pacific standard simon:

@Steve B._Parsippany_NJ - That presents so many possibilities!
  3:21am markr:

See, Steve? This ain't jazz.
Avatar 3:22am Hams:

and then there was ASK THE AGES, so i went from there.
Avatar 3:26am Scraps h’m h’m:

It was Mingus for me. I started on the top.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:26am pacific standard simon:

Yes, the Pershing one! I could listen to "Poinciana" every day. MY copy of Getz At The Shrine was a double LP, but I eventually bought it as a CD.
Avatar 3:30am Scraps h’m h’m:

I remember hearing “Rock Lobster” on commercial station, in high school! Kinda weird, man
  3:34am markr:

I just noticed there's sort of an ELO quality to this song isn't there? The vocals, the strings...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:35am pacific standard simon:

I had a strange kind of father, who wanted to fuck everything in sight, and collected souvenirs, like records by artists he'd seen while picking up girls. Ew.
Avatar 3:37am Steve B._Parsippany_NJ:

Yes, Mark, it's not and it's not the bang and clang that some of the other DJs play (really time to turn off the radio here with that!) Walk Away Renee is a great song (one of my fave High School songs). I actually went to High School with Billy Joel (the piano man)...He was two grades above me, but I didn't know him. His band "The Hassles" played at my gf's Junior Prom!!!
Avatar 3:37am Scraps h’m h’m:

God, For No One.... just so, so great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:38am pacific standard simon:

Oh, and there was a Stan Kenton record, but I hated that.
Avatar 3:38am Steve B._Parsippany_NJ:

@ pacific standard simon: Not sure what that means! LOL
Avatar 3:40am Steve B._Parsippany_NJ:

Goodnight everyone! Have a great day...signing out! Thanks, Mark!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:41am pacific standard simon:

We bid you goodnight!
Avatar 3:41am Scraps h’m h’m:

I had one of the Hassles singles, 4 o’clock in the Morning. Pretty good!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:43am pacific standard simon:

What the hell is Tom Constanten doing these days? I got to know!
  3:43am markr:

It was kind of funny, Simon--when my mom passed away, my brother split up my parents' record collection, and we took the ones we wanted and went to sell the ones we didn't, and the guy at the record store said he really had no use for the ones by "dead white guys" (a la Kenton), he said nobody ever bought 'em. But Miles, Art Blakey, those would sell--of course, those are the ones my brother and I wanted to keep! He got first pick because he was the oldest, and he picked "Miles Davis at the Blackhawk." I got the first Jazz Messengers record, back when Horace Silver was probably the leader. I still have a big box of Mom & Dad's records (the Bill & Dot collection), and every couple months I'll pull one out and play it a few times. This month's selection is "Sarah Vaughan Sings the George Gershwin Songbook." Haven't listened to it yet, but I'm sure it's great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:54am pacific standard simon:

I know what you mean, Mark, because I've been there, but I would keep both the Miles and the Sarah Vaughan. I adore everything in the Gershwin songbook.
  3:56am markr:

Well, my brother beat me to the Miles, but I bought my own copy of that album on CD anyway. I have Ella singing the Gershwin songbook too! BTW there's a lot of info on Tom Constanten on his wikipedia page if you're interested.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:58am pacific standard simon:

Miles doing "If I Were A Bell" is as much heaven to me as the Dead doing their best song ever.
  3:59am markr:

I concur. There are about a million live versions of it, too--all different, all great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:59am Brian in UK:

Morning markr, Simon and Scraps. It was Coltrane Jazz for me. Early Sixties quartets hit the spot.
  4:02am tom from Glasgow:

hello mates
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:03am pacific standard simon:

I laughed at the pee comment.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:05am pacific standard simon:

@Brian in UK - I got those from the public library, believe it or not.
  4:06am tom from Glasgow:

  4:07am tom from Glasgow:

unrequited love is a motherfucker, huh
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:10am pacific standard simon:

I put two different versions of "Walk Away Renee" on a mix CD dedicated to my wife and the girlfriend I didn't want to break up with my wife for. My wife broke up with me. Joke's on me.
  4:11am markr:

Tom, thanks for all your help during the Marathon, my friend!
  4:12am wavy:

I'm not sure if it's Renee, but Steven Tyler (of, yes, Aerosmith) did some backup session work with the Left Banke early on. Might have been Renee
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:14am pacific standard simon:

My favorite Zombies song is ""Beachwood Park". Nobody ever plays it.
  4:15am queems:

i’ll always love this song
  4:19am tom from Glasgow:

Mark it is literally always my pleasure!
  4:20am markr:

Always nice to see your smiling face, man.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:21am pacific standard simon:

Do FMU DJs and volunteers like pancakes? I should think about flying across the country and cooking during the marathon one of these years.
  4:23am markr:

WE LOVE PANCAKES!!! We had a wonderful guy named George making omelets for us this year. He came in early for Clay's show as I was going off the air. I wish George was here every morning! We'd love to have you, Simon. It would be so cool to actually meet you in person! You should hit up Scott Williams (volunteer coordinator) next year if you're serious. That would be fantastic!
  4:32am markr:

Hey, how about a pledge from a new listener? Pledge $10 a month and you'll get a glow-in-the-dark refrigerator magnet with Moondog, our station mascot (a goat) on it, a Sputnik 60 t-shirt, and 1 DJ premium. And the swag just gets bigger and crazier from there, the more you pledge. If you like what you're hearing, and you want to keep hearing it, help us out if you can, OK? Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:35am pacific standard simon:

I am serious, but I don't yet know what year. I'm in "looking at semi-retirement" mode. I love the station, and I can still kick ass in the kitchen. Could be next year, could be 5 years from now, but I'll do it. Bucket list.
  4:39am tom from Glasgow:

The Zombies are a weird one for me because they sound like they should make, like, brainless two-chord garage rock but it’s actually this elaborate baroque pop thing. didn’t make the connexion for ages
  4:40am markr:

Very cool, Simon! Any time is a good time for pancakes. Yeah, Tom, I know what you mean--it's much more complex than it seems, because it sounds so smooth and easy. But try playing that shit, it ain't easy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:41am Guido from Cologne:

Good morniing Mark!
  4:42am markr:

Morning, Guido. You got here just in time for our lighthearted relaxing portion of the show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:43am pacific standard simon:

Anybody who has a liking and a curiosity about the Zombies should immediately go get the complete singles cd. You will find so much more than you ever knew was possible.
  4:45am markr:

Sorry, got the volume adjusted now!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:48am Brian in UK:

Simon there was a message for you at the very end of the marathon comments.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:49am pacific standard simon:

Visited my local book and record store this weekend and found a scratchy old Benny Goodman Sextet 10 inch for $1. Score!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:50am Guido from Cologne:

Used to play "Satin Doll" on organ in my teens.
  4:52am markr:

In case you were wondering: Mr. McLean plays alto saxophone; Walter Davis, Jr. (a gentleman I'm not really familiar with on any other recordings, but he's wonderful on this one)--piano; Herbie Lewis, bass; Billy Higgins, drums.
  4:59am markr:

We're still over $300,000 short of our Marathon goal, friends. Anything you can do to help would be most appreciated. wfmu.org/pledge. First time pledgers, let's hear from ya!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:59am pacific standard simon:

@ Brian in UK - Don't know why anyone should wonder, but, no, I haven't read Inherent Vice. Did read the first three Pynchon books, though, Thought they were great.
  5:03am debt collector:

Good morning and love from Burlington Vt
  5:08am markr:

I love you too, Debt Collector!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:10am pacific standard simon:

I'd like to encourage anybody who has wandered into this maelstrom of WFMU waka-yaka by accident to think about what they are hearing, and think about how they might want to make sure they hear something like it again. Contributing to the station for as little as $10 a month will help make that happen, and make you a SAINT in my eyes.
  5:12am markr:

YOU'RE the saint, baby. But you're right. I don't have a co-host tonight to help harangue our listeners into pledging. You'll do nicely.
  5:16am tom from Glasgow:

this is great
Avatar 5:16am Satis-factory records:

Good morning folks, enjoying this track a lot!
  5:18am markr:

Take a look at the playlist and tell me another station (including Spotify etc.) that can deliver you a breadth of sounds like this. An algorithm can only tell you what you already like. Only a fellow weirdo can tell you what you don't know you like yet. Come on--station manager Ken literally has a hole in the wall of his office that he stuffs a tennis ball in to keep mice and squirrels from overrunning his office. I'm not making this up. If you can spare a few dollars ($10 or $20 a month, maybe?) we can REALLY use it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:18am pacific standard simon:

So sweet, the music. Another thing I found at the record shop this weekend was an LP of Louis Moreau Gottschalk "Creole Ballads, Cuban Dances, Negro Songs, and Caprices".
  5:18am markr:

We're playing this entire Violin Concerto this morning. You know why? Because we CAN.
  5:19am markr:

Wait, there's more...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:28am pacific standard simon:

I would bet real money that this music, MUSIC so sweet and dawn-breaking, is waking up CLAY-freaking-PIGEON right now, and getting him ready to host the next show after hosting the first half of the Marathon Finale, a mere few hours ago.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:32am pacific standard simon:

You could listen to every classical music station in the nation and you would never hear anything like that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:33am Vincent Nifigance:

"That there is Cundalini, and Cundalini wants his hand back!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:36am Vincent Nifigance:

Bowel-quaking bass tones. Beautiful!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:39am pacific standard simon:

Damn, I have been here since the beginning of the finale, 10 1/2 ours ago, with a break for groceries! Why?! Oh yeah, I know why...
  5:42am markr:

The finale was video streamed also, yes? (Midnight's past my bedtime, especially the night before my 3 am show.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:45am pacific standard simon:

@ Vincent Nifigance - re: Kudalini: Cannabis salve is legal in the state of Washington. Hmmmm...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:48am pacific standard simon:

@mark Totally streamed, should be available on the main page shortly.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:53am pacific standard simon:

  5:53am markr:

Just got a note from Rebecca, who manages our archives--she says the final show is up and it's GREAT! Speaking of great, YOU'RE all great, thanks for listening, thanks for pledging, I love you all, I really mean it.
  5:55am markr:

Stephen's actually a neighbor of mine in Montclair, NJ. He and his wife are very active in the Montclair Film Festival, where the documentary about FMU, "Sex and Broadcasting," debuted a few years back. Yes, we could use your support, Stephen, if you're out there...
  5:56am markr:

Have a great week, everyone, see you next week. Clay is ready to rock your world, so don't touch that bat-dial!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:58am pacific standard simon:

I mean, why not? You got it, you can do it. I've seen the musical guests you have on your show. You need the the street cred this station can provide.
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