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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 12, 2018: The Essential Humor of Tropical Fantasy (& Ornithological Orientations)

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Artist Track Album Year Comments Approx. start time
  Intro          
Spike Jones & His City Slickers & His Other Orchestra  Laura   Options The Best of Spike Jones  1946    0:01:42 (Pop‑up)
Spike Jones & His City Slickers  The Man On The Flying Trapeze   Options The Best of Spike Jones  1947  Voc. Doodles Weaver  0:03:23 (Pop‑up)
Don Randi Trio / Curtis Amy / The Exotic Strings (prod. Camarata)  Tarzan   Options Jungle Adventure in Music and Sound  1966    0:06:53 (Pop‑up)
Dick Schory's New Percussion Ensemble  The Sheik of Araby   Options Music for Bang Baaroom and Harp  1958  "Biggest Battery of Percussion West of Cape Canaveral"  0:09:45 (Pop‑up)
Spike Jones & His City Slickers  The Sheik of Araby   Options Riot Squad      0:12:18 (Pop‑up)
Alvino Rey And His Orchestra  Two Guitars   Options The Uncollected, Vol. 2 1946  1946    0:15:07 (Pop‑up)
John Evans and the Big Band  Bad and Beautiful   Options Exotic Percussion and Brilliant Brass  1961    0:18:21 (Pop‑up)
John Evans and the Big Band  Temptation   Options Exotic Percussion and Brilliant Brass  1961    0:20:34 (Pop‑up)
John Evans and the Big Band  Eso Es El Amor   Options Exotic Percussion and Brilliant Brass  1961    0:23:12 (Pop‑up)
Dick Schory's New Percussion Ensemble  Baia   Options Music for Bang Baaroom and Harp  1958    0:26:15 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Spike Jones & His City Slickers 
John Scotter Trot   Options Riot Squad      0:28:46 (Pop‑up)
The Markko Polo Adventurers  Song of India – Beggars' Procession   Options Orienta  1959    0:44:48 (Pop‑up)
The Markko Polo Adventurers  Yokohama Ferryboat   Options Orienta  1959    0:46:31 (Pop‑up)
The Markko Polo Adventurers  Rain in Rangoon   Options Orienta  1959    0:48:59 (Pop‑up)
The Markko Polo Adventurers  Madame Sloe Gin's   Options Orienta  1959    0:52:25 (Pop‑up)
The Markko Polo Adventurers  Limehouse Blues   Options Orienta  1959    0:55:03 (Pop‑up)
The Markko Polo Adventurers  Train to Ranchipur   Options Orienta  1959    0:57:36 (Pop‑up)
Spike Jones  Java   Options New Band  1964    1:00:33 (Pop‑up)
Spike Jones  Space Ship Landing / Assorted Glugs, Pbrts And Skks   Options Dinner Music (For People Who Aren't Very Hungry)  1957    1:02:49 (Pop‑up)
Michel Magne  Self Service   Options Musique Tachiste  1959    1:06:48 (Pop‑up)
Michel Magne & His Orchestra  Tropical   Options Tropical Fantasy  1962    1:08:22 (Pop‑up)
Michel Magne & His Orchestra  Tabu   Options Tropical Fantasy  1962    1:10:37 (Pop‑up)
Michel Magne & His Orchestra  El Cumbanchero   Options Tropical Fantasy  1962    1:12:31 (Pop‑up)
Michel Magne  Concertino Triple, 1er Mouvement   Options Musique Tachiste  1959    1:14:18 (Pop‑up)
Spike Jones & His City Slickers  Cocktails For Two   Options The Best of Spike Jones    voc. Carl Grayson  1:21:01 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
John Scott Trotter 
  Escape To The Magic Mediterranean      1:35:59 (Pop‑up)
Michel Magne & His Orchestra  Bahia   Options Tropical Fantasy  1962  "An Adventure in Exotic Sounds and Percussion"  1:36:39 (Pop‑up)
Michel Magne & His Orchestra  Sahara   Options Tropical Fantasy  1962    1:38:45 (Pop‑up)
Michel Magne & His Orchestra  Brazil   Options Tropical Fantasy  1962    1:41:40 (Pop‑up)
Michel Magne & His Orchestra  Perfidia   Options Tropical Fantasy  1962    1:44:05 (Pop‑up)
Michel Magne & His Orchestra  The Peanut Vendor   Options Tropical Fantasy  1962    1:46:31 (Pop‑up)
Michel Magne & His Orchestra  Come Closer to Me   Options Tropical Fantasy  1962    1:48:00 (Pop‑up)
Michel Magne & His Orchestra  Two Silhouettes   Options Tropical Fantasy  1962    1:50:26 (Pop‑up)
Michel Magne  Echelles Mobiles   Options Le Monde Experimental de Michel Magne  1970    1:53:08 (Pop‑up)
Martial Solal & Michel Magne  Electrodes   Options Electrodes  1966    1:57:31 (Pop‑up)
Michel Magne  Mozart En Afrique   Options Le Monde Experimental de Michel Magne  1972    2:04:13 (Pop‑up)
Michel Magne & His Orchestra  You Belong To My Heart   Options Tropical Fantasy  1962    2:09:29 (Pop‑up)
Michel Magne & His Orchestra  Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps   Options Tropical Fantasy  1962    2:11:17 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Johan Dalgas Frisch 
Emperor Waltz   Options Symphony of the Birds  1975    2:13:31 (Pop‑up)
Jim Fassett  Explanatory Comments   Options Symphony of the Birds  1960    2:20:34 (Pop‑up)
Jim Fassett  First Movement (Andante E Lirico)   Options Symphony of the Birds  1960    2:21:48 (Pop‑up)
Jim Fassett  Second Movement (Buffo)   Options Symphony of the Birds  1960    2:28:34 (Pop‑up)
Jim Fassett  Third Movement (Misterioso)   Options Symphony of the Birds  1960    2:31:33 (Pop‑up)
Muzzy Marcellino  Call of the Birdwatchers   Options Birds of a Feather  195?  with Russ Garcia & his Orch.  2:35:46 (Pop‑up)
Virginia Belmont  William Tell Overture   Options Virginia Belmont's Famous Singing and Talking Birds  19??    2:37:49 (Pop‑up)
Johan Dalgas Frisch  Tico Tico   Options Symphony of the Birds  1975    2:42:33 (Pop‑up)
Johan Dalgas Frisch  Waves of the Danube   Options Symphony of the Birds  1975    2:44:53 (Pop‑up)
Art Coates  Hawaiian Wedding Song   Options Whistling Like the Birds  19??    2:47:00 (Pop‑up)
Spike Jones & His City Slickers  Hawaiian War Chant (Ta-Hu-Wa-Hu-Wai)   Options The Best of Spike Jones      2:49:57 (Pop‑up)
Alvino Rey  Stormy Weather   Options The Uncollected, Vol. 2 1946  1946    2:52:37 (Pop‑up)
Alvino Rey   Nighty Night   Options The Uncollected, Vol. 2 1946  1946    2:56:37 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 6:40pm Flash Strap:

ok the computer is back in action but we're still doing mostly vinyl tonight, and i think it'll be a fun one

welcome, friends!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:54pm doctorjazz:

Vinyl, take 2, cool!
Avatar 6:54pm Flash Strap:

Hi Doc!
Avatar 6:54pm Flash Strap:

about 5 minutes til liftoff here
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:01pm listener james from westwood:

Evening, all!
Avatar 7:01pm Flash Strap:

Hi Listener James!
Avatar 7:01pm hyde:

hiya
Avatar 7:02pm Flash Strap:

Hi Hyde!
Avatar 7:03pm Flash Strap:

Love this man Spike Jones
Avatar 7:05pm Flash Strap:

i'm laffin'
  7:09pm zonk ludlow:

Hey Flash & fellow explorers. Looking forward to a fun morning in Aus.
Avatar 7:10pm Flash Strap:

Hi Zonk!
Avatar 7:19pm Flash Strap:

believe Chaino is on this record
Avatar 7:20pm Flash Strap:

he definitely is
Avatar 7:23pm northguineahills:

mas aves!
Avatar 7:24pm Flash Strap:

Hi NGH! plenty of birds waiting in the wings for tonight's show
Avatar 7:24pm northguineahills:

juaguars tambien!
  7:25pm zonk ludlow:

Arising to Spike Jones from my slumber was abrupt to say the least. Intake of coffee & the soothing tones of John Evans 'Temptation' has restored my sanity.
Avatar 7:27pm Flash Strap:

haha, good morning!
  7:30pm zonk ludlow:

Big thumbs up for last weeks show Evan which I listened to via the archives. One of your best ever IMO, loved it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:39pm doctorjazz:

Did the board and track listing freeze?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:43pm doctorjazz:

I think I got stuck on the stream for a bit...
Avatar 7:45pm Flash Strap:

Thanks Zonk!
Avatar 7:46pm Flash Strap:

no, i just did a long mic break, Doc
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:48pm doctorjazz:

I was hearing some never ending country tune (was pretty good for the first 5 minutes or so).
Avatar 7:49pm northguineahills:

I've been to a ferry boat in Yokohama (don't remember this soundtrack, though).
Avatar 7:50pm Flash Strap:

well then doc, you missed a lotta my yakkin'
Avatar 7:51pm Flash Strap:

i bet not, NGH! don't think these guys did a lot of research outside the movie house
Avatar 7:53pm Flash Strap:

love those footsteps and door opening sounds! it ends much the same way, to fabulous effect
Avatar 7:53pm northguineahills:

There was nothing but 80s J-pop and port ambient noise.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:58pm doctorjazz:

Always loved that tune, Limehouse Blues, cool version!
Avatar 7:58pm Flash Strap:

this is one of my very favorite exotica tropes, the jungle train composition
Avatar 7:59pm Flash Strap:

i agree, Doc!
Avatar 7:59pm northguineahills:

Now I want to here jungle Trane, jungle remixes of late period Coltrane.
Avatar 8:00pm Flash Strap:

uh, me too
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:02pm doctorjazz:

Cool version of Java as well, fun.
Off to the car, take you with me, thanks, Flash!
Avatar 8:03pm Little Danny:

Hi Flash! Hi all!
Avatar 8:03pm Flash Strap:

safe jungle travels Doc!

Hi LD!
Avatar 8:06pm Flash Strap:

Spike Jones loves music so much he can't help but try to destroy it

this stuff seriously makes me weep. it's art
Avatar 8:07pm northguineahills:

*Looks at the clock*, holy smith and wesson batman, it's only just after 8pm, and I'm done at work, thanks Flash!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:08pm melinda:

Hi Flash and all!
Avatar 8:09pm Flash Strap:

Take a load off, NGH!

Hello Melinda! nice to see you
Avatar 8:10pm Flash Strap:

Magne's bird calls on this LP are the stuff of legend
Avatar 8:12pm Flash Strap:

amazing Tabu
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:21pm melinda:

I received my paper bill this week and saw that I'd won the Jean-Jaques Perrey ondioline album, presumably on this show. What a nice post-marathon surprise! I had not tuned in that evening because I was at the station.
Avatar 8:22pm Flash Strap:

you did! congrats and also thank you so much!
Avatar 8:23pm Flash Strap:

that's a cool record
Avatar 8:32pm Little Danny:

Really nicely observed about Magne, Flash
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:37pm chresti:

Nice and slow
Avatar 8:37pm Flash Strap:

Thanks, LD

this is really one of the greatest records, I think about it a lot
Avatar 8:38pm Flash Strap:

Hi Chresti! yeah, really off-putting tempo
Avatar 8:39pm hyde:

cool show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:41pm chresti:

I wonder how Sahara is slowed down
Avatar 8:42pm Flash Strap:

thanks Hyde! I hoped it would be
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:45pm chresti:

I could hear some of this in a Jacques Tati film
Avatar 8:46pm Flash Strap:

i would LOVE to hear this in a Jacques Tati film. there's definitely some shared sensibility
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:52pm chresti:

Does it really sound like this in the tropics?
Avatar 8:52pm Flash Strap:

you know it baby
Avatar 8:53pm Flash Strap:

all the time
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:56pm chresti:

Thought so-Thanks.
Avatar 8:56pm quinn:

i like these boings
Avatar 8:57pm Flash Strap:

Hi Quinn! yeah, good boings
Avatar 8:59pm Flash Strap:

this is such a weird record: img.discogs.com...
Avatar 9:00pm Flash Strap:

Jean-Claude Vannier plays on this
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02pm chresti:

I've heard those boings here and there -every so often!
Avatar 9:05pm Flash Strap:

this Mozart en Afrique is some wild stuff
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05pm chresti:

in other places- a universal boing
Avatar 9:06pm Flash Strap:

yeah, i wonder what generated that boing? why is it familiar?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07pm chresti:

John Baker
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09pm chresti:

Made some good boings (and other sounds)
Avatar 9:22pm Flash Strap:

this record is such a weird execution of a not-that-weird concept, imo
Avatar 9:23pm Little Danny:

I've always been curious about this record. It's way better than I thought!
Avatar 9:24pm Flash Strap:

it's sooooo deep and alien
Avatar 9:25pm Little Danny:

This is incredible, actually
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:25pm chresti:

love the windy sound
Avatar 9:25pm Flash Strap:

it gets a bad rap as being conceptually cool but virtually unlistenable, but i love it in both theory and practice
Avatar 9:26pm Flash Strap:

i agree w/ both of you
Avatar 9:26pm Flash Strap:

also has a dynamite cover design: img.discogs.com...
Avatar 9:29pm Flash Strap:

hahaha so crazy, like Spike Jones and Stockhausen would both dig this I think
Avatar 9:31pm coelacanth∅:

hey Evan and Explorers
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:32pm chresti:

LOVE THAT - always makes me laugh
Avatar 9:33pm Flash Strap:

Hi Coelacanth! you caught us in an odd moment
  9:33pm zonk ludlow:

A couple of parrots just landed on my balcony, now looking very bemused.
Avatar 9:34pm Flash Strap:

amazing to imagine, zonk!
Avatar 9:36pm coelacanth∅:

well,Evan, i've never heard anything odd on your show before!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:36pm chresti:

Let's all sing like the birdies sing---is going through my head
Avatar 9:36pm Flash Strap:

indeed not
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:37pm Uncle Michael:

The Theme From Leave it to Mr. Ed.
Avatar 9:39pm Flash Strap:

Hi Uncle!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:39pm Uncle Michael:

Hello, Flash.
  9:39pm zonk ludlow:

Even though I live in an urban environment I am privileged to come into contact with a lot of different bird life. This may sound odd, but over the past twenty minutes I swear I have heard species I hadn't heard before in my neighborhood in real time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:39pm Uncle Michael:

I'm waiting for Spike Jones now...
Avatar 9:40pm coelacanth∅:

haha - fake birds!
Avatar 9:41pm Flash Strap:

most of the spike jones has been played for the night but there might be one left, time permitting
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:43pm Uncle Michael:

That'll teach me not to read the playlist
Avatar 9:44pm Flash Strap:

haha that's not the first time that's happened. you just have the touch, Uncle
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:45pm Uncle Michael:

Was it Disneyland that had the famous bird lounge at one time?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:46pm Uncle Michael:

Or somewhere else in LA. or maybe Hawaii...
  9:47pm zonk ludlow:

Much applause for a brilliant show Flash. Inspired me to compile a playlist and head off to Sydney's Botanical Gardens on the harbour for the afternoon. Until next week Explorers travel safe, its a jungle out there.
Avatar 9:47pm Flash Strap:

yeah the Tiki Room. Disneyworld in Florida. Still there, not unmolested by time & its trends but very very weird and cool
Avatar 9:47pm Flash Strap:

thanks zonk! have a marvelous time out there
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:48pm Uncle Michael:

The original opened at Disneyland in '63:

en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar 9:49pm Flash Strap:

ah, cool
Avatar 9:49pm Flash Strap:

never been to 'Land, actually
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:50pm Uncle Michael:

Thurl Ravencroft voiced "Fritz"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:51pm Uncle Michael:

Spike channeling James K Fitzpatrick's travelogues.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52pm Uncle Michael:

A, not K
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks, Evan.
Avatar 9:56pm Little Danny:

Thanks Flash!
Avatar 9:57pm Flash Strap:

ah, my great great pleasure
Avatar 9:57pm Flash Strap:

"till birdies wake you"
Avatar 9:57pm Little Danny:

The Cool Blue Flame is calling all of you: wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57pm chresti:

THANKS
Avatar 9:58pm Flash Strap:

thank YOU chresti!
Avatar 9:58pm coelacanth∅:

i need to listen to this archive. i NEED to!
- Thanks Evan
see yover there
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Avatar 9:59pm Flash Strap:

oh please do Coelacanth! see you in the blue room
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