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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 August 1, 2019: Call of the Jungle, Kick of the Gong

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
  Intro            
The Raymond Scott Quintette  The Penguin   Options Microphone Music  Basta  2002  December 1938  0:01:48 (Pop‑up)
The Raymond Scott Quintette  Siberian Sleigh Ride   Options Microphone Music      1938  0:04:34 (Pop‑up)
The Raymond Scott Quintette  Turkish Mish-Mush   Options Microphone Music      March 1939  0:07:15 (Pop‑up)
The Raymond Scott Quintette  Twilight in Turkey   Options Microphone Music      February 1939  0:10:21 (Pop‑up)
The Raymond Scott Quintette  Egyptian Barn Dance   Options Microphone Music      April 1938  0:12:38 (Pop‑up)
The Raymond Scott Quintette  Square Dance for Eight Egyptian Mummies   Options Microphone Music      1938  0:15:02 (Pop‑up)
The Raymond Scott Quintette  Reckless Night on Board an Ocean Liner   Options Microphone Music      April 1937  0:18:43 (Pop‑up)
The Raymond Scott Quintette  Hypnotist in Hawaii   Options Microphone Music      April 1939  0:22:09 (Pop‑up)
The Raymond Scott Quintette  Dinner Music for a Pack of Hungry Cannibals   Options Microphone Music      April 1937  0:24:28 (Pop‑up)
The Raymond Scott Quintette  Devil Drums   Options Microphone Music      June 1939  0:28:12 (Pop‑up)
The Raymond Scott Quintette  Celebration on the Planet Mars   Options Microphone Music  Basta  2002  January 1938  0:32:03 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Chico Hamilton Quintet 
Gongs East   Options Gongs East!        0:34:29 (Pop‑up)
Duke Ellington  Chinoiserie   Options The Afro-Eurasian Eclipse  Fantasy  1975    0:47:17 (Pop‑up)
Duke Ellington  Didjeridoo   Options The Afro-Eurasian Eclipse  Fantasy  1975    0:54:40 (Pop‑up)
Duke Ellington  Afrique   Options The Afro-Eurasian Eclipse  Fantasy  1975    0:58:18 (Pop‑up)
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra   Air-Conditioned Jungle   Options Masterpieces 1926-1949 (#4 "Take the A-Train")  Proper Records  2001  1947  1:03:51 (Pop‑up)
Duke Ellington and His Cotton Club Orchestra   Echoes of the Jungle   Options Masterpieces 1926-1949 (#1 "Mood Indigo")  Proper Records  2001  1931  1:06:38 (Pop‑up)
Fletcher Henderson  Shanghai Shuffle   Options A Study in Frustration: The Fletcher Henderson Story  Columbia  1961  October 1924  1:09:52 (Pop‑up)
Cab Calloway And His Orchestra  Kickin' The Gong Around   Options     1933  I think this is the '33 version?  1:13:12 (Pop‑up)
The Mills Brothers  Limehouse Blues   Options Sweeter than Sugar / Limehouse Blues 78  Decca  1934    1:16:36 (Pop‑up)
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra  Japanese Dream   Options Old Man Blues / Japanese Dream 78  His Master's Voice  1933    1:19:07 (Pop‑up)
Duke Ellington  Gong   Options The Afro-Eurasian Eclipse  Fantasy  1975    1:22:36 (Pop‑up)
Duke Ellington  Tang   Options The Afro-Eurasian Eclipse  Fantasy  1975    1:27:13 (Pop‑up)
Duke Ellington  Afrique (Take 1)   Options The Conny Plank Session  Grönland Records  2015  rec. 1970  1:32:01 (Pop‑up)
Duke Ellington  Afrique (Take 3, Vocal Version)   Options The Conny Plank Session  Grönland Records  2015  rec. 1970  1:39:03 (Pop‑up)
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra   Chinoiserie (Chinese Dance)   Options The Nutcracker Suite  Columbia  1960  "Ellington – Strayhorn – Tchaikovsky"  1:44:25 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Duke Ellington 
Tang   Options         1:47:07 (Pop‑up)
Caesar Giovannini  Song of India Twist   Options The Brilliant Sound of Pianos and Percussion  Mercury  1961    2:00:04 (Pop‑up)
Caesar Giovannini  Arnhem Concerto   Options The Brilliant Sound of Pianos and Percussion  Mercury  1961    2:01:57 (Pop‑up)
Caesar Giovannini  Jungle Drums   Options The Brilliant Sound of Pianos and Percussion  Mercury  1961    2:04:20 (Pop‑up)
The Percussive Art Ensemble .... Richard Schory, Conductor  Amazon Tributary   Options Re-Percussion  Concert-Disc  1957  composer: Willis Charkovsky  2:06:48 (Pop‑up)
The Percussive Art Ensemble .... Richard Schory, Conductor  Josephina De Granada   Options Re-Percussion  Concert-Disc  1957    2:10:55 (Pop‑up)
Yma Sumac  Indian Carnival   Options Mambo!  Capitol  1955    2:13:50 (Pop‑up)
Yma Sumac  Jungla   Options Mambo!  Capitol  1955    2:16:04 (Pop‑up)
Preston Epps  Call of the Jungle   Options Bongo Bongo Bongo  Original Sound  1960  (An Exciting 13 Minute Continuous Session); with Jack Nitzche  2:18:15 (Pop‑up)
Leon Berry at the Hub Rink, Chicago  Perfidia   Options Glockenspiels, Traps and Plenty of Pipes  Replica Records  1956    2:31:04 (Pop‑up)
Leon Berry at the Hub Rink, Chicago  El Rancho Grande   Options Glockenspiels, Traps and Plenty of Pipes  Replica Records  1956    2:34:37 (Pop‑up)
Leon Berry at the Hub Rink, Chicago  Wedding of the Painted Doll   Options Glockenspiels, Traps and Plenty of Pipes  Replica Records  1956  actually Clair de Lune  2:37:35 (Pop‑up)
Leon Berry at the Hub Rink, Chicago  By a Waterfall   Options Glockenspiels, Traps and Plenty of Pipes  Replica Records  1956    2:40:02 (Pop‑up)
Roy Harte & Milt Holland  The Kick   Options Perfect Percussion: The 44 Instruments of Roy Harte and Milt Holland  World Pacific  1961    2:43:33 (Pop‑up)
Roy Harte & Milt Holland  Enchantment   Options Perfect Percussion: The 44 Instruments of Roy Harte and Milt Holland  World Pacific  1961    2:45:30 (Pop‑up)
Roy Harte & Milt Holland  Dance of the Siamese Children   Options Perfect Percussion: The 44 Instruments of Roy Harte and Milt Holland  World Pacific  1961    2:49:09 (Pop‑up)
Roy Harte & Milt Holland  That Old Devil Moon   Options Perfect Percussion: The 44 Instruments of Roy Harte and Milt Holland        2:53:05 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
 
Off Shore           2:57:42 (Pop‑up)


Listener comments!

Avatar 5:41pm Flash Strap:

Show #200 here, folks
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:51pm chresti:

Happy 200!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:55pm doctorjazz:

Happy 200!!!!!
Avatar 6:56pm Flash Strap:

Hi Doc, Hi Chresti! thank you very much
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:00pm listener james from westwood:

Yay, congrats on the bicentennial!!
Avatar 7:01pm Flash Strap:

Hello James!
Avatar 7:02pm Flash Strap:

Opening the show this evening with an all-Raymond Scott travelogue to all the best exotic globetrot spots
Avatar 7:04pm Flash Strap:

feeling cooler already i have to sleigh
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:05pm fleep:

23 skidoo hotcha greetings
Avatar 7:06pm Flash Strap:

Hi there pater fleep
Avatar 7:08pm Flash Strap:

god this guy is just such a genius
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:09pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

....still a little disillusioned Ray Scott was behind Carl Stalling all along
...so hard to get real news these days...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:10pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

....but a bit like Sun Ra - the straight Jazzbos didn't entirely get with him - is that right??
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:10pm fleep:

Looked at as novelty music maybe
Avatar 7:11pm Flash Strap:

Hi Rev! I think the main thing that separated him from jazzbos of virtually any stripe was that he didn't write any space for solos/improv
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:13pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

....I wonder what Zapoa thot of him...
Avatar 7:14pm Flash Strap:

What I can't believe is that he did all this AND some of the most adventurous synthesizer stuff of the day (among many other things). would love to hear what he was doing with that Electronium for Berry Gordy, but alas
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:14pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Futurist.
Avatar 7:15pm Flash Strap:

completely
Avatar 7:17pm Flash Strap:

i mean the whole reason he used the term microphone music for this hyper-rehearsed jazz was an acknowledgement of the studio / recording process (microphone) as a crucial transformative aspect (& member even) of the group and the music. reminds one of Beefheart, Van Dyke Parks, etc.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:18pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

What was the relation with Stalling?
Seems like film music already...
Avatar 7:18pm Flash Strap:

you can see too in this hyper-rehearsal aspect a straight line into synth recording, a kind of quest for the perfect and unperformable
Avatar 7:21pm Flash Strap:

Scott's compositions were independent any cartoon production, more like audio cartoons in a way. Later they were used for cartoons, sometimes by Stalling (as in the case w/ Powerhouse). Stalling (very inspired by Scott) more directly scored cartoons,
Avatar 7:22pm Flash Strap:

from the wikipedia article, a bit that i find interesting: Chuck Jones and the other Looney Tunes directors sometimes complained about Stalling's proclivity for musical quotation and punning. In an interview, Jones complained:
“ He was a brilliant musician. But the quickest way for him to write a musical score was to simply look up some music that had the proper name. If there was a lady dressed in red, he'd always play "The Lady in Red". If somebody went into a cave, he'd play "Fingal's Cave". If we were doing anything about eating, he'd do "A Cup of Coffee, a Sandwich and You". I had a bee one time, and my God, if he didn't go and find a piece of music written in 1906 or something called "I'm a Busy Little Bumble Bee"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:22pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

What The Beatles are celebrated for bringing the world to in 1966. & Brian Wilson & everyone...
Avatar 7:23pm Flash Strap:

@rev: yeah exactly
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:24pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

& precursor to Studio Exotica...
Avatar 7:24pm Flash Strap:

exactly, exactly! he's so fuckin' incredible
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:24pm chresti:

This is on Incredibly Strange Music
Avatar 7:26pm Flash Strap:

ha, yeah! also, this comp is produced by WFMU's own Irwin Chusid
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:26pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Boppers were into Quotationn & Allusion...but more like Samples in a mix or in passing....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:30pm doctorjazz:

Love the Raymond Scott stuff! Very tightly arranged, rehearsed (as you noted), sounds jazzy, but not jazz.
Avatar 7:33pm quinn:

I do love a good Quintette
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:33pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

....even what Miles was into w/ Gil Evans creating Cool....Arranged. Jazz & Third Stream happened by the 1950s - tho Duke & Big Band was arranged of course....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:34pm chresti:

Swingin' Swing
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:35pm passiflora:

this is nice outside
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:38pm doctorjazz:

It's amazing that all the "solos" are written out. Didn't want to leave anything to chance.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:39pm chresti:

He wrote the music for cartoons yet to be created
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:40pm chresti:

Where's geezerette?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:41pm Granny Spicy Tuna (they/them):

helloooooo explorers
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:42pm chresti:

hi Granny
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:45pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Course Duke's earliest famous phase was 'Jungle Music' for the Cotton Club - already a kind of Exotica...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:46pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Am I hearing Duke on MacLuhan? Off the charts Kewl...
Avatar 7:46pm Flash Strap:

"Who is enjoying the shadow of whooom"

my GOD
Avatar 7:47pm Flash Strap:

Hi Granny!
Avatar 7:48pm Flash Strap:

@Rev: definitely, and seriously, respectively
Avatar 7:49pm Flash Strap:

Harold Ashby doing some incredible work on this LP (sax). Rufus Jones on drums as well
Avatar 7:50pm Little Danny:

Hey Flash, hey all
Avatar 7:52pm Little Danny:

What an unstoppable groove
Avatar 7:52pm Flash Strap:

Hi LD! I know, I'm in heaven during this section in particular
Avatar 7:53pm Flash Strap:

Ashby is in fugue state
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:53pm chresti:

I love jazz a la orienTal!

Hey LD!
Avatar 7:56pm Flash Strap:

Duke's punctuations are always so exquisite, truly regal in his playing
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:58pm Doug Schulkind:

Magnifique, Sir Flash!
Avatar 7:59pm Flash Strap:

Hi Doug! I have to thank you for letting me do an utterly indulgent 200 shows on this superlative stream of drummers
Avatar 8:01pm Flash Strap:

Rufus "Speedy" Jones on drums, everybody
Avatar 8:01pm coelacanth∅:

hello Evan; Explorers
Avatar 8:01pm Flash Strap:

Hi Coelacanth!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:03pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Well so many of the greatest Jazz artists acknowledge Duke as the highest development of the Genre: he's the Beethoven of Jazz - what have you. I note that more than I I've felt it - so being schooled in his oeuvre is always appreciated...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:04pm Granny Spicy Tuna (they/them):

Though i missed the Raymond Scott set, this Air-Conditioned Jungle track is supporting my efforts to live in a cartoon.
Avatar 8:04pm Flash Strap:

@rev: It really feels like everything comes back to Duke
Avatar 8:04pm Flash Strap:

@Granny: very Raymond Scott-esque vibe on this one I agree
Avatar 8:05pm Flash Strap:

I was hoping you'd notice, in fact
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:06pm Doug Schulkind:

Here's to 200,000 more, my dear Flash!
Avatar 8:06pm Flash Strap:

hear hear, dear
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:07pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

He's said to use color & arrangement like a true Composer w/ the band. Basis Swings in Kansas City but this is another thing...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:08pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

*BASIE
Avatar 8:11pm Flash Strap:

a couple influential & important Orientalisms from the golden age before we jump back into the Eclipse with Duke's final statement on Gong
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:11pm melinda:

hi all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:12pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

....recounted that Bands were quite segregated of course - but a Black Arranger could sell to a White band!...
Avatar 8:12pm Flash Strap:

Hi Melinda!
Avatar 8:14pm Flash Strap:

News to few I imagine but worth mentioning that "Oriental" terms in jazz, esp. "kickin' the gong" were pretty well-known codes for heroin, opium, etc.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:14pm Granny Spicy Tuna (they/them):

Years ago i worked for an elder woman who had seen Cab perform at the Cotton Club when she was a young gal. Can you imagine how amazing?!?!?!?
Avatar 8:15pm Flash Strap:

Would be utterly incredible to have a memory like that
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:16pm Granny Spicy Tuna (they/them):

Being more of a social and political activist, she was more peeved to find out that the fellow who had taken her was a shyster, and didn't tell me much about the show!! ;D
Avatar 8:17pm Flash Strap:

Limehouse Blues sort of the foundational composition of this tendency in jazz, as i understand it. recorded by everyone
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:17pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Passing the Half Century Mark w/ The Beatles - I noted it split the Century of Recorded Music in half...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:17pm chresti:

Wow, Cab at the Cotton Club!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:17pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...or wait 1st Jazz Record around 1917...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:18pm Granny Spicy Tuna (they/them):

cresti: right? if i could wish to go to three places in history, that would be one of them
  8:19pm Coffee Canada:

That last song reminded me of King Pleasure!
Avatar 8:20pm Flash Strap:

Hi coffee! that makes sense. I've heard so little of King Pleasure now that i think of it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:21pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Try to get 4 bums to play Louie Louie every Tuesday & imagine managing a Big Band...
Avatar 8:22pm Flash Strap:

G O N G
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:22pm chresti:

Limehouse Blues? I was trying to put my finger on it, thinking, not quite swing, nor ragtime
Avatar 8:23pm Flash Strap:

@rev: completely unimaginable. imagine that many musicians having paying gigs
Avatar 8:25pm Flash Strap:

damn Duke's phrasing is so perfect here
Avatar 8:25pm Flash Strap:

Duke on the gong, also. dubbed in later
Avatar 8:30pm Flash Strap:

that ENDING
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:33pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

So on Rex's 'Fool's Paradise' program - Black on Asian stereotyping in the 1950s is practically a motif. Duke is old school - but Dignity is his middle name. Then - you have a Swing Band doing Orientalisms in 1975 - & - it Rawks...
Avatar 8:34pm Flash Strap:

These sessions really blow my mind: the fact that they exist, and that they sound so great
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:34pm Doug Schulkind:

Wild Bill Davis at the organ here. Must've taken some mighty big cajones to play keyboard with Ellington looking over your shoulder.
Avatar 8:37pm Flash Strap:

@rev: yeah I think by '75 he's really trying to transcend the cliches, but you see it already in '33 with Japanese dream, which feels fairly genuine and impressionistic compared to Limehouse Blues of Shanghai Shuffle. By Far East Suite I think his relationship to eastern motifs becomes very complex and rich
Avatar 8:37pm Flash Strap:

@doug: seriously! and so strange to hear organ on a Duke composition
Avatar 8:39pm quinn:

Happy 200! : D
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:40pm doctorjazz:

This is crazy!
Avatar 8:40pm Flash Strap:

damn, damn, damn, now THAT's an unexpected vocal
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:40pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

BICENTENNIAL
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:40pm melinda:

It's like crime jazz with an exotic twist
Avatar 8:40pm Flash Strap:

Thanks Quinn! and hello! totally forgot to say hi and compliment your extremely perfect play on quintet earlier
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:41pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Mingus came thru Duke after all.
Avatar 8:41pm coelacanth∅:

hey happy anniversary Flash!
Avatar 8:42pm Flash Strap:

@rev: you ever heard Money Jungle? exquisite
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:42pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Hell Mingus was Asian.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:42pm passiflora:

katydids in the mix out here
  8:43pm Charlotte Charube:

Freddie Hubbard has some really groovy stuff out!
Avatar 8:43pm Flash Strap:

A belated hello to you as well Passiflora!
Avatar 8:44pm Flash Strap:

Hi Charlotte!
Avatar 8:44pm geezerette:

OMG, what I've missed!!!
Got a hot date with the archive.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:45pm doctorjazz:

Wild Bill Davis played organ on Nee Orleans Suite as well.
Avatar 8:45pm Flash Strap:

Hi geezerette! wonderful to see you!
Avatar 8:45pm geezerette:

Soooo suave. :)
Avatar 8:48pm geezerette:

Hiya, DoctorJazz!
Gang!
Avatar 8:49pm coelacanth∅:

passiflora crickets and cicadas here. very tasteful accompaniment
Avatar 8:51pm coelacanth∅:

news to me!
- though now that you say it i realise what was meant in conversation a few times
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:51pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

& what a rich buffet is this episode.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:52pm doctorjazz:

Hi, Geez!
Avatar 8:52pm geezerette:

Mmmmmm, sugar rum cherries.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:00pm doctorjazz:

Mercury Living Presence. I bet.
Avatar 9:01pm Flash Strap:

f:35d Perfect Presence!
  9:02pm Charlie Carruthers:

I'd like to say that if you like what you've been hearing in this episode you can send a self undressed stabbed elephant to flash at WFMU!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02pm doctorjazz:

Cool!
Avatar 9:03pm Flash Strap:

Please do not stab any elephants on my account, but I do hope you like what you hear
Avatar 9:04pm Flash Strap:

what a version of Jungle Drums we have on our hands!
Avatar 9:04pm Flash Strap:

+Novachord!
Avatar 9:08pm Flash Strap:

Dick Schory was also in David Carroll's ensemble at one time; Carroll also has a record entitled Re Percussion which is rather similar
Avatar 9:09pm Franco Twinkie:

A magazine fell out of my hands and my coffee got cold, and boom, I was asleep. This has been coloring my dreams for the last hour or so. Flash, an exceptional show so far.
Avatar 9:10pm Flash Strap:

happy to have joined you in the next world, Franco
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Reminds me somehow of only learning with Hal's passing what a fan of Hal Blaine was Keith Moon - thinking of Studio Drums & the nature of this. Like how they remark about Ringo on ' Day in the Life' how 'Clasical' it is in emphasisng rather than keeping a dance beat...
Avatar 9:14pm Flash Strap:

Mambo! is criminally underrated among Yma's works imo
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14pm Doug Schulkind:

Zoila Augusta Emperatriz Chávarri del Castillo!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:16pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

& now unbelievable dance percussion...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17pm Doug Schulkind:

There actually is an adjunct assistant professor at Queensborough Community College in NYC named Amy Camus.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17pm Doug Schulkind:

Believe it or not, she is teaching a music history course.
Avatar 9:18pm Flash Strap:

@Doug: that's amazing! a legend walks the earth
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:19pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Sounds to me like real Vodoun - being passed off as Exotica!.. ?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:21pm chresti:

How can an elephant undress itself if it's been stabbed? @Charlie
Avatar 9:21pm Flash Strap:

Preston Epps is no lightweight, but he's a southern California guy; add to that Jack Nitzche producing and layering in lots of Disneyland canned sounds and that's what we have here
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:22pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Who is enjoying the shadow of whom I suppose...not really a polyrhythn too much....
Avatar 9:22pm Flash Strap:

reminds me a lot of that Jungle Adventure LP that Disney's Camarata produced – even uses the same elephant sound effect
Avatar 9:23pm Flash Strap:

once you start hearing that elephant effect it shows up more often than the wilhelm scream (that is, in my line of "work")
Avatar 9:24pm Flash Strap:

as an exotic studio creation evoking ritual but with a toe in pop&psychedelic sensibilities (in this case sort of a proto-psychedelic thing) it's not dissimilar to Dr. John's Gris-Gris either
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:25pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Being the age I am - I was always fond of the cartoon pterodactyl screech...
Avatar 9:26pm Flash Strap:

haha yes i think i know the one
Avatar 9:28pm Flash Strap:

there it is again
Avatar 9:28pm geezerette:

They're sacrificing virgins again, aren't they.
Avatar 9:29pm Little Danny:

Fascinating comparison re: Dr. John. I'm with you
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:30pm passiflora:

I like this fair music
Avatar 9:31pm Flash Strap:

@LD: just occurred to me. at the very least there's something similar about the vocal arrangements!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:32pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

11 years before Mr. Kite...
Avatar 9:32pm Flash Strap:

@Passiflora : Last time I played from this it was just mp3s. I liked it so much I went and found it! it's so good, I think we'll stay in the rink for a while
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34pm passiflora:

thank you!
Avatar 9:35pm Flash Strap:

oh well my pleasure for sure
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:37pm Granny Spicy Tuna (they/them):

oh, this is jolly! thanks for the music, gotta head out, hear ya next time!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:37pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Sounds like a synth!
Avatar 9:37pm Flash Strap:

my incredible pleasure Granny! adios
  9:38pm Charlie Carruthers:

I stole that line from George Harrison but it's been a really fine show!
Avatar 9:38pm Flash Strap:

@Rev: totally agree, huge distortion
Avatar 9:40pm Flash Strap:

@CC: haha wonderful
Avatar 9:40pm geezerette:

Y-OOOOO-ooh-hooo-hooo...:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:40pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Or a theremin practically.
Avatar 9:43pm Flash Strap:

This The Kick is outrageous imo, love it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:44pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Synesthesiac.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:45pm chresti:

haha geeze!
Avatar 9:46pm geezerette:

Digging...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:46pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

I wonder where Joe Meek saw himself in this sort of tradition....
Avatar 9:46pm geezerette:

Chresti!
Avatar 9:47pm Flash Strap:

So many synthesque elements in exotica's search for novelty, new texture, Other and Beyond things, including Yma Sumac's voice itself. part of why I love it, big part of loving music really
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:47pm chresti:

I wonder if my parents went to the Hub Rink...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:47pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

....or any...
Avatar 9:47pm Flash Strap:

Meek's New World is basically Space Age exotica, straight up
Avatar 9:47pm Little Danny:

Thanks for yet another brilliant show, Flash
Avatar 9:50pm Flash Strap:

my pleasure LD, love it when I getcha hangin out here
Avatar 9:50pm geezerette:

Do "Siamese" children dance with themselves?
Avatar 9:51pm Little Danny:

Follow the river to the Cool Blue Flame, next: wfmu.org... Hope you'll swim through!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:51pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

By the time you get to Brian Wilson - the Synthesizer is kind of - fully precontextualized ....altho this Program is about breaking out of the Pop frame of reference so exclusively to an extent....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:51pm chresti:

Thanks Flash, wonderful!
I was wondering if they meant to say cats
Avatar 9:52pm geezerette:

(Actually very pretty. Rodgers & Hammerstein fan.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52pm chresti:

@geez
Avatar 9:53pm Flash Strap:

@G: I'm not exactly, not in any big way, but I always love exotica versions of Dance of the Siamese Children, it's so halting and enchanting!
Avatar 9:53pm geezerette:

Looking forward to taking from the top in archive. Thanks!, Evan!
Avatar 9:54pm Flash Strap:

it's the only piece I can remember actually digging from King and I but I should watch it again now that I'm not 10 years old
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:54pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Man I love the Drummer Stream.
Avatar 9:57pm geezerette:

I don't think R&H have aged well as vehicles, but some of the music brings tears. Un-sarcastic tears.
Avatar 9:58pm geezerette:

RevRab, me too!
Avatar 10:00pm coelacanth∅:

Thank you Evan!
...and 200 more! (at least)
Avatar 10:00pm Flash Strap:

I feel that too G.

I feel that too, Rev!
Avatar 10:00pm Flash Strap:

Thanks all! good night and cool flames
Avatar 11:06am coelacanth∅:

oh man this first set is knocking me out!
unfortunately i have to get back to work now.
i'll revisit over the weekend on a good stereo. (unfortunately i think it'll only be the pop-up player by then but i'll take it)
Thanks! (again)
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