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Options April 1, 2005: Show 177: filling in for Stefan (listen to entire show / each individual set / each individual song)

The start and end times of each song and set are exact.

Show time: 2 AM - 6 AM

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Artist Track Album Label Comments Special
  (Listen: )       A short intro from me.   
 
Set 1: solo cello from Mr. Bach. (Listen to this set: )
Pierre Fournier  Suite No. 6 D-dur: Prelude (Suite #6 in D major: Prelude) (CD 2, track 13) (Listen: )   Options J.S. Bach: 6 Suiten fur Violoncello Solo (6 Suites For Solo Cello)  Archiv  Fine version, originally recorded in 1963 and remastered for CD. BWV 1012.  ***  
 
 
Mic break between Sets 1 & 2. Background music played during it: (Listen to this set: )
Les Chakachas  Love is like a Violin (track 4)   Options Arriba!  RCA International  Phat, sentimental sound. Feels like it's the slow song at the record hop.   
 
 
Set 2: 1960s psych. (Listen to this set: )
George Brigman  Schoolgirl (track 4) (Listen: )   Options Jungle Rot  Radioactive Records  Aaaaah...the times were so much simpler then...a wistful, slow song about a girl he wants to but will never actually talk to. Brigman: a Baltimore local and total obscurity.   
Human Beast  Maybe Someday (track 4) (Listen: )   Options Volume One  Decca  Aaaaah...the times were so much simpler then...soft and quiet start, "maybe someday she will come along...." Sweet and innocent.   
Beat Of The Earth  This Is An Artistic Statement 2 (track 2) (Listen: )   Options The Beat Of The Earth  Radioactive Records  We're heading in the acidy direction - a little, anyway. Atmospheric and warm, sitar last few seconds. Sprawling and long.  ***  
Human Beast  Reality Presented As An Alternative (track 5) (Listen: )   Options Volume One  Decca  Harder-edged psych rock, but still somewhat relaxed.   
Sparkles  No Friend Of Mine (track 19) (Listen: )   Options Garage Beat '66: Like What, Me Worry?  Sundazed  Really good, hard-driving psych garage.  ***  
George Brigman  Jungle Rot (track 1) (Listen: )   Options Jungle Rot  Radioactive Records  Heavy and hard-edged, a bit raw. Time shown for this song on the original album is 3:08, but on the CD it's 3:40.   
Pink Fairies  Teenage Rebel (track 8: ended at -1:32) (Listen: )   Options Never Never Land  Polydor  Sustained medium- tempo, garage-like psych rock, ended here just before the song-ending drum solo.  ***  
Sparkles  Hipsville 29 B.C. (I Need Help) (track 4) (Listen: )   Options Garage Beat '66: Like What, Me Worry?  Sundazed  Hard-edged, tough garage psych.  ***  
Cosmic Drop Outs  Pushin' Too Hard (CD 1, track 19) (Listen: )   Options Mindless Teenage Brainrot  (no label)  A great version, which I taped off Bill Kelly's show on WFMU July 2, 1989.  ***  
 
 
Mic break between Sets 2 & 3. Background music played during it: (Listen to this set: )
Les Chakachas  Love is like a Violin (track 4)   Options Arriba!  RCA International  Phat, sentimental sound. Feels like it's the slow song at the record hop.   
 
 
Set 3: the old radio show portion of the evening, part 1. (Listen to this set: )
Sam Spade  The Vaphio Cup Caper   Options from August 22, 1948  (no label)  Very funny, actually, and even more self aware and tongue in cheek than usual. The plot's kind of confusing, but so what? Is it a real ancient Greek cup? A fake? Does it even exist? Who has it, anyway? And you gotta love the send-up of the proverbial brain dead gunman: it's the scene on the train. "Of that, be assured."  ***  
 
 
Mic break between Sets 3 & 4. Background music played during it: (Listen to this set: )
Les Chakachas  Love is like a Violin (track 4)   Options Arriba!  RCA International  Phat, sentimental sound. Feels like it's the slow song at the record hop.   
 
 
Set 4: from high speed bellydancing to even faster gypsy brass band music. (Listen to this set: )
Ozel Turkbas  Ozel's Bellydance Routine (a complete bellydance routine) (track 1) (Listen: )   Options Alla-Turca  Traditional Crossroads  A classic album from the 1960s, complete with pictures on how to bellydance. It features Ozel's 15-piece bellydance orchestra.

I've also got her album How To Make Your Husband A Sultan - it comes with an extensive booklet on how to bellydance. It's better on vinyl: bigger booklet, bigger pictures.
 
 
Fanfare Savale  Sarba De La Chisinau (track 17) (Listen: )   Options Speed Brass Of The Gypsies  Sub Rosa  Total brass band speed metal, exhilarating, starts fast - and takes off from there.  ***  
 
 
Mic break between Sets 4 & 5. Background music played during it: (Listen to this set: )
Les Chakachas  Love is like a Violin (track 4)   Options Arriba!  RCA International  Phat, sentimental sound. Feels like it's the slow song at the record hop.   
 
 
Set 5: the old radio show portion of the evening, part 2. (Listen to this set: )
Bob & Ray  (no title) (Listen: )   Options From August 10, 1959, on some of CBS radio network: 5th show of 10 that day.  (no label)  Some of the skits: the skinniest man in the audience...the circus ringmaster who has no authority because he's the first ringmaster to not have a moustache...an episode of Grand Motel, which fails to make money yet again when a busload of 150 tourists decides they'd rather push their broken bus 70 miles to the next town because they can't all have their continental breakfasts at the same time....Note: the sound is a bit muddy.   
Bob & Ray  (no title) (Listen: )   Options From August 10, 1959, on some of CBS radio network: 6th show of 10 that day.  (no label)  Some of the skits: Bob & Ray can't get their intro right...Dave the dead whale is now rumored to be in San Antonio...a night club ventriloquist gets worried because he thinks he feels some fresh air.... Anyone who has ever spent a long evening in any overcrowded club with no air conditioning has gotta laugh at this one!   
 
 
Mic break between Sets 5 & 6. Background music played during it: (Listen to this set: )
Les Chakachas  Love is like a Violin (track 4)   Options Arriba!  RCA International  Phat, sentimental sound. Feels like it's the slow song at the record hop.   
 
 
Set 6: from celestial quiet to rough-edged, golden rumbling. (Listen to this set: )
William Basinski + Richard Chartier  (no title: track 2, ended at about -1:20) (Listen: )   Options William Basinski + Richard Chartier  Spekk  Beautiful at (many) times, gradual, celestial but also deep underneath, not like his Disintegration Loops series (which I also love): no sadness/melancholy/distance of memory, quiets down with about 11 minutes to go, rumble and celestial aspects take over, gets quieter and quieter.  ***  
Fatagaga  Mindmachine (track 3) (Listen: )   Options Laudanum Vol. 1  Sol III  Deep, golden rumble, sustained and soft, actually great at louder volumes.  ***  
Sunn O)))  Ra At Dusk (track 4) (Listen: )   Options Zero Zero Void (OO Void)  2 x H  Golden and a bit rough, winds down and stops. This is their first album.  ***  
 
 
Mic break between Sets 6 & 7. Background music played during it: (Listen to this set: )
Les Chakachas  Love is like a Violin (track 4)   Options Arriba!  RCA International  Phat, sentimental sound. Feels like it's the slow song at the record hop.   
 
 
Set 7: mostly quiet and atmospheric. (Listen to this set: )
Masters Of Persian Music  Avaz Va Saz (CD 1, track 2) (Listen: )   Options Faryad  World Village  A slow song. The Masters Of Persian Music is a group of 4 classically trained Iranian musicians.   
Laura Veirs  Shadow Blues (track 7) (Listen: )   Options Carbon Glacier  Bella Union  A dark love song, optimistic.  ***  
John Cale  The Soul Of Carmen Miranda (track 9) (Listen: )   Options The Falklands Suite  Opal  Carmen Miranda...a sad, tragicomic figure - enjoyed by and laughed at by so many who never understood her.   
Duke Ellington  Isfahan (track 3) (Listen: )   Options The Far East Suite - Special Mix  Bluebird  A beautiful ballad, instrumental.  ***  
Pierre Fournier  Suite No. 5 c-moll: Sarabande (Suite #5 in C minor: Sarabande) (CD 2, track 10) (Listen: )   Options J.S. Bach: 6 Suiten fur Violoncello Solo (6 Suites For Solo Cello)  Archiv  A feeling of intense solitude, very spare and ascetic. From the same CD set that opened the show. BWV 1011.  ***  
 
 
End of show mic break. Background music played during it: (Listen to this set: )
Les Chakachas  Love is like a Violin (track 4)   Options Arriba!  RCA International  Phat, sentimental sound. Feels like it's the slow song at the record hop.   
 

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