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May 25, 2012 Options
The tongue of musical justice is long, but it laps toward freeform
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Artist Selection Album    (Label / Recording date)
Theme Music:
Sarah Webster Fabio 
Jujus: Alchemy of the Blues   Options Jujus: Alchemy of the Blues
(Folkways 1976)
ECD  In Tempo   Options Major Force: The Original Art-Form
(Mo' Wax 1990)

Al Jolson  Asleep in the Deep: Parody   Options Al Jolson, Volume 1 1911-1934
(Naxos Nostalgia 1911)
State Street Ramblers  Pleasure Mad   Options b/w My Baby
(Gennett 1928)
Fred Gardner's Texas University Troubadours  No Trumps (Darktown Strutter's Ball)   Options Jazz in Texas
(Timeless 1930)
Boots & His Buddies  Jealous   Options Boots & His Buddies 1935-1937
(Chronological Classics 1937)
Coleman Hawkins  Jamaica Shout   Options
( 1933)
Pete Bontsema & His Hotel Tuller Orchestra  Salt Your Sugar   Options b/w You Are Easy to Remember
(Gennett 1923)
Eddie South w/Django Reinhardt  I Can't Believe You're in Love With Me   Options Djangologie, Volume 6
(Pathé 1937)

Talkover Music:
George Gershwin (piano roll) 
Whispering   Options

Bill Hutto, Doc Guidry & the Sons of the South  She's My Five Foot Five   Options b/w Some of These Days
(Feature )
Frank Starr & His Rock-A-Way Boys  The Dirty Bird Song   Options
Al Vance  Crazy 'bout an Automobile   Options VIn Rock n' Roll
Chuck Jones  You've Got the Wrong Baby, Baby   Options Rockin' & Stompin'
(Collector )
D.J. & the Cats  The Lightning Strikes   Options b/w Rocking Guitar
(Hep 1959)
Gary Shelton  Stop the World (My Baby's Gone)   Options b/w Goodbye Little Darlin' Goodbye
(Mark 1959)
The Gee Cees (Glen Campbell)  Buzz Saw Twist   Options b/w Annie Had a Party
(Crest 1961)

Talkover Music:
Maceo & All the King's Men 
Maceo   Options Doing Their Own Thing
(Charly 1970)

Laura Veirs  Ohio Clouds   Options Troubled By the Fire
(Bella Union 2003)
Mary Gauthier  Karla Faye   Options Drag Queens in Limousines
(Munich 2001)
Terry Allen  The Great Joe Bob (A Regional Tragedy)   Options Lubbock (On Everything)
(Sugar Hill 1979)
Adam Carroll  Gulf Coast Losers   Options Adam Carroll & Michael O'Connor: Hard Times
(Adam Carroll 2009)
Tom Brosseau  I Tuned My Guitar to the Hum of the Train   Options Tom Brosseau
(Loveless 2006)
Roxy Gordon  Junked Cars   Options Crazy Horse Never Died
(Wowapi 1988)
Little George Sueref & the Blue Stars  The Clock   Options Little George Sueref
(Pussycat 2000)
O.V. Wright  A Nickel and a Nail   Options Nucleus of Soul
(Backbeat 1971)
Eddie Hinton  Dangerous Highway   Options Dear Y'all: The Songwriting Sessions
(Zane )
Rev. Julius "June" Cheeks  Same Train   Options Raisin' the Roof
(MCA )

Talkover Music:
Odell Brown & the Organ-izers 
Tough Tip   Options Ducky
(Cadet 1968)

Charles Ives  Allegro   Options Sonatas for Piano and Violin
(Folkways 1965)
Ivor Cutler & Linda Hirst  Women of the World   Options Privilege
(Rough Trade 1983)
Tim Hollier  Message to a Harlequin   Options Message to a Harlequin
(United Artists 1968)
Seque  Maaja Bolderaajaa   Options Red Waves 1980-1987: Eastern European Avant-Punk and Synthpop Rarities
(Jason Elbogen 2007 marathon premium for WFMU )
Pierre Henry  Teen Tonic   Options Mass for the Present Time
(Philips 1968)
LaMonte Young  Dream House   Options Fluxus Anthology
(Recorthings 1989)

Talkover Music:
Little Hooks w/Ray Nato & the Kings 
Give the Drummer Some More (Charlie Lewis Mix)   Options

Masayuki Takayanagi  The Blues   Options Free Form Suite
(Thee Blind Mice 1972)
Masahiko Togashi  Third Expression   Options Guild for Human Music
(Nippon Columbia 1976)
Toyozumi Unit  Raga of Black Key   Options The Masterpiece
(Kojima 1981)
RC Succession  Motto Ochitsuite   Options Tanoshii Yuu Ni

Talkover Music:
Organic Grooves 
Gold Weave   Options Black Cherry
(AUM Fidelity 2002)

Waaberi & Xasan Aadan Samata  Beletweyne (pt. 1)   Options Famous Songs Series 3
(Radio Mogadishu 1973)
Atakora Manu & His Sound Engineers  Odefe Defe   Options Odefedefe
(Ambassador 1973)
Okoi Seka Athanase "L'Empereur du Kete Rock"  Atto È Kokoïn Manh   Options
(Badmos 1977)

Closing Theme:
John Lee Hooker 
Stand By   Options I Feel Good
(Jewel 1971)

Listener comments!

  Thu. 5/24/12 11:31pm Van in DC:

Charlie hates me. I love Hans. Doug loves us all. somehow it all balances out.

Peace. Love. Trombone.

Or Saxaphone.
  Thu. 5/24/12 11:32pm Doug Schulkind:

You do love your Candy, Van.
  Thu. 5/24/12 11:39pm Van in DC:

There may be nothing better, not even Mind Train :)
  Thu. 5/24/12 11:40pm Doug Schulkind:

Mind Train!
  Fri. 5/25/12 8:42am annie:

present, sir, on my way to cook a quick omelette and then listening/sewing for the show
  Fri. 5/25/12 8:43am duke:

Good morning Mr. Drummer and Drummeristas
  Fri. 5/25/12 8:44am listener james from westwood:

good drummer-day to you all! will be in and out of here w meetings, bloody meetings, but will keep the stream on in the background to prevent my pulling out feathers in frustration.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 5/25/12 8:45am Doug Schulkind:

Annie, Duke, LJFW and Van (from last night!) may all your mornings be omelette-filled.
  Fri. 5/25/12 8:47am Brian in UK:

Hello friends; is this the Mixed Metaphor Cocktail Bar? Prop: Mr D Schulkind.
Pour me a strong one boss my car would not start this AM & I'm running on empty.
  Fri. 5/25/12 8:48am Mitten John:

Morning/Afternoon/Evening to all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 5/25/12 8:49am Doug Schulkind:

Brian in UK, the pint is bottomless here, you know that. Mitten John, it is an abject pleasure to have your presence.
  Fri. 5/25/12 8:51am ndbob:

morning Doug and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 5/25/12 8:52am Doug Schulkind:

Hi ndbob! Your corner table has been held for you.
  Fri. 5/25/12 8:56am listener james from westwood:

brian, i had to manually pull up a rear window on my car after it went off track. happened during the rainiest week yet this spring. it's now held in place w/ packing tape ahead of a trip to the shop.
  Fri. 5/25/12 8:56am listener james from westwood:

ndbob, smart man: corner table gives you a view of the whole joint.
  Fri. 5/25/12 9:00am listener james from westwood:

doug, hope the mrs. is doing well and healing nicely. been extra-careful around cyclists in town since i got the news.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 5/25/12 9:03am Doug Schulkind:

Thanks LJFW. Jessie is home and resting uncomfortably.
  Fri. 5/25/12 9:03am GEORGE BRISTOL UK:

Heh, it was my birthday last Saturday 19th May. Does that count, Doug ? I share it with Malcolm X, Kemal Ataturk and Ho Chi Mhin. I'm about to do a 3 hour live late night/early morning radio show; thanks for the mentoring. The Clovers "One Mint Julep" on the hour every hour.
  Fri. 5/25/12 9:04am el sea:

good morning, doug.
comment from listener james refers to a mishap for the mrs? hope all is well...
it's raining in nj.
  Fri. 5/25/12 9:04am seang:

I'm ready for this
  Fri. 5/25/12 9:04am annie:

just in time!! back with breakfast and ready to listen,.. your sweetie was hurt doug? so sorry to hear that
  Fri. 5/25/12 9:05am listener james from westwood:

wish her all the best from the entire phantom empire here on the stream!
  Fri. 5/25/12 9:05am ndbob:

good to hear that Doug
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 5/25/12 9:06am Doug Schulkind:

Yes, of course, George! You don't look any older. Cheers!

Greetings el sea and seang!
(My wife was hit by a car whilst riding her bike on Tuesday.)
  Fri. 5/25/12 9:06am still b/p:

Good morning. Also adding -- as a listener/cyclist -- best wishes for Mrs. Drummer's swift complete recovery...and fishing for an update on the mishap. Other mention this week was early and brief. And you're waiting hand and foot on the patient?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 5/25/12 9:06am Doug Schulkind:

Yes, of course, George! You don't look any older. Cheers!
Greetings el sea and seang!
(My wife was hit by a car whilst riding her bike on Tuesday.)
  Fri. 5/25/12 9:06am Paul Sherratt:

In time this week - 3 hours late the last 2 ...
  Fri. 5/25/12 9:07am Brian in UK:

james, once the boys from the mosque have finish their prayers & there is room on the street I will attempt a jump start (on the car that is). Love the magic tape.
The Mayor of London was quoted today that two thirds of cycle fatalities in London were the fault of cyclists. Tosser.
  Fri. 5/25/12 9:08am Brian in UK:

Don't touch that dial, folks.
  Fri. 5/25/12 9:09am kat330:

Oh, wow, Doug, I'm so sorry to hear about your wife's accident and glad to hear she's on the mend! Hi, all, and keep your eyes forward!
  Fri. 5/25/12 9:09am NHTSA:

Radio kills.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 5/25/12 9:10am Doug Schulkind:

Hello kat330! All is OK here. A hairier scene earlier this week. Jessie called me from the ambulance 10 minutes before I went on air on Tuesday. She said, I'm alright, go to your show....
  Fri. 5/25/12 9:13am kat330:

@Brian: Locally, there are drivers purposely AIMING for bicyclists. It's so sick.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 5/25/12 9:13am Doug Schulkind:

OK, I'll bite, what's NHTSA stand for?
  Fri. 5/25/12 9:13am Paul Sherratt:

I can only imagine the driver must have been panicking to turn the radio off. Swift recovery, Jessie !
  Fri. 5/25/12 9:14am Brian in UK:

Howdee doodee Paul, sure ain't dog walking weather!!
Lovin' this, Sink O'Patient, Doug.
  Fri. 5/25/12 9:15am Natl. Highway Traffic Safety Admin.:

Like that, like.
  Fri. 5/25/12 9:16am el sea:

hopefully the kitties are keeping J company during recovery.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 5/25/12 9:16am Doug Schulkind:

I knew it was some sorta Administration.

Don't miss the PAUL SHERRATT BIRTHDAY SET, coming up...
  Fri. 5/25/12 9:17am trish:

Given the difference between the mass of the current average car/truck and bicycles, bicycles and the fine people on them always lose when they meet.

Somehow, they're typically both deemed equal 'vehicles'.
  Fri. 5/25/12 9:17am Brian in UK:

This is the Mayor of London
  Fri. 5/25/12 9:18am Paul Sherratt:

Brian, it's 82 here in Cornwall but 10 week old Roxy knows the cool spots already .. he's in here with me.
  Fri. 5/25/12 9:18am still b/p:

Fun to watch a few moments of the space station docking live with this music. Kind of a different take on the 2001: Space Odyssey music and choreography.
  Fri. 5/25/12 9:19am ndbob:

sunny and cold here - only 45
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 5/25/12 9:19am Doug Schulkind:

trish, at least it wasn't a fucking SUV. That would've been big trouble.
  Fri. 5/25/12 9:19am Brian in UK:

You have a pup? Love the name, no idea where that came from!!!
  Fri. 5/25/12 9:20am listener james from westwood:

nice little 2nd hungarian rhapsody quote a few secs ago. humdinger of a set, doug!!
  Fri. 5/25/12 9:20am Paul Sherratt:

A birthday set ...? Gosh who spilt the beans ?
  Fri. 5/25/12 9:22am Brian in UK:

Paul, there's beans everywhere & there're jumpin'.
  Fri. 5/25/12 9:22am kat330:

@sb/p: Thanks for the tip. Just turned on NASA-tv. :)
  Fri. 5/25/12 9:23am Paul Sherratt:

The name always precedes the pup, Brian. He's got a grand grandad ( see Crufts 2011 top 'un )
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 5/25/12 9:24am Doug Schulkind:

Good ears, LJFW!
  Fri. 5/25/12 9:25am trish:

A messy mix of yikes and whew. Emphasis on the whew.
  Fri. 5/25/12 9:26am Paul Sherratt:

George of Bristol, UK ? Discovered a birthday bullseye with one of your city's citizens this week. Magnum man Martin Parr is a bit surprised by it too !
  Fri. 5/25/12 9:29am Paul Sherratt:

Just like Eddie ! Fine stuff.
  Fri. 5/25/12 9:29am Parq in a hotel:

Hi gang. I survived my niece's wedding, *and* a night in a Route 46 (NJ) chain hotel, but I 'm not sure I'm gonna survive today's playlist pic. Loved that Django, though.
  Fri. 5/25/12 9:31am kat330:

Like "If I Knew You Were Coming, I'd Have Baked a Cake"?
  Fri. 5/25/12 9:31am listener james from westwood:

cartoons of the wwii era gave me an early boost in appreciating classical music and the great american songbook. gods know what kids today do for same.
  Fri. 5/25/12 9:31am ndbob:

really nice set there Doug
  Fri. 5/25/12 9:32am Brian in UK:

Parq watch out for the mini bar ripoff.

Awopbopaloobopalopbamboom (say no more)
  Fri. 5/25/12 9:35am GEORGE BRISTOL UK:

BIRTHDAY FUN : Photographer Martin Parr of Bristol was 60 on 23rd May. I'm a bit older but younger than Kemal Ataturk, Ho Chi Minh, Malcolm X, Pete 'Who' Townshend, Joey Ramone, Alma Cogan and lateral thinking maestro (like me) Edward de Bono. All 19th May. Lawrence of Arabia died in a motorbike crash 15 years to the day before I was born. I'm a cyclist dodging car drivers since 1975. Greets to your wife, Doug.
  Fri. 5/25/12 9:39am annie:

so, i love you all, but i'm not gonna read the comments, have alot to do today.... i'm listening...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 5/25/12 9:41am Doug Schulkind:

That would make you two years older than our Birthday Boy supreme, Mr. Sherratt.

That's OK, Annie will just comment in the dark. No really, it's OK. (oy vey)
  Fri. 5/25/12 9:43am ndbob:

a favorite here!
  Fri. 5/25/12 9:43am jk:

morning Doug, morning all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 5/25/12 9:47am Doug Schulkind:

Yo yo yo, jk!
  Fri. 5/25/12 9:51am ndbob:

Gary Shelton - aka Troy Shondell
  Fri. 5/25/12 9:52am Paul Sherratt:

George, Mr Parr and myself also use the same apparatus to make a living.
  Fri. 5/25/12 9:53am trish:

Happy birthday, Paul !
  Fri. 5/25/12 9:54am Paul Sherratt:

Ta trish, here's that piece of cake.
  Fri. 5/25/12 9:56am trish:

Cake that tastes like music. How about that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 5/25/12 9:56am Doug Schulkind:

Paul, you have the lovely Dr. Gill to thank for buying the balloons and funny hats!
  Fri. 5/25/12 9:56am kat330:

@Paul: Change that long song title to "If I'd Known It Was Your Birthday, I'd Have Baked a Cake"! :)
  Fri. 5/25/12 9:57am Hugo:

Congrats, Paul! The venerable bloke from Stoke has shared a thing or two with me as well, and I'm always happy to reciprocate.
  Fri. 5/25/12 9:58am Battery Park Pat:

Thanks, Drummer, for the long ago intro to Laura Veirs.
  Fri. 5/25/12 9:59am Brian in UK:

Paul, free 'scripts?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 5/25/12 10:00am Doug Schulkind:

@Battery Park Pat
Well you have Paul Sherratt to thank as he turned me on to Ms. Veirs. This record by Laura was first released in the UK, where so many great American artists have to go to be appreciated. (This Mary Gauthier record was released in Germany, fer chrissakes.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 5/25/12 10:01am Doug Schulkind:

This song is about a woman in Texas that governor George W. Bush put to death.
  Fri. 5/25/12 10:01am duke:

This sounds a John Prine song. Is it?
  Fri. 5/25/12 10:02am Brian in UK:

Oh Mary Go-shay. So true Doug, the list of US artist is as long as your ........
  Fri. 5/25/12 10:04am Michael:

Does it count that I've eaten at the old Dixie Kitchen many times =)
Happy B-day PS!
  Fri. 5/25/12 10:05am ndbob:

Although all Bush could have done was delay the execution.. the power in Texas rests with the parole and pardon board
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 5/25/12 10:05am Doug Schulkind:

Have you really, Michael? Sweet!! Mary released an LP called Dixie Kitchen in honor of her little joint.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 5/25/12 10:06am Doug Schulkind:

Nothing is THAT long, Brian

Duke, is was Prinish, wasn't it? But no.
  Fri. 5/25/12 10:06am Parq in a hotel:

Happy birthday, Paul. Enjoying this musical cake.
  Fri. 5/25/12 10:06am Paul Sherratt:

Thanks y'all .. Brian, can you write a script for Reg Varney ? ( catchphrase 'round here for a reason I forget.. duke there's a song on the new Jim White that's so John Prine. The older dog in the room staying cool is Jim.

Hugo, piece of pizza ?
  Fri. 5/25/12 10:07am Michael:

I did Doug. It was right up Mass Ave when I lived in the South End, right near Berklee. It was a joint; fun and good food!
  Fri. 5/25/12 10:10am Paul Sherratt:

Michael, did you ever meet the Michael Mary G wrote a song about ?

Cheers Parq
  Fri. 5/25/12 10:10am Brian in UK:

Paul, I think Mr White is coming over soon.
  Fri. 5/25/12 10:11am Hugo:

Folks like Mary Gauthier and Terry Allen do drop by this town once in a while. A couple of weeks back, Tom Russell. Now, that's one for the playlist!

@Paul: Yes, please! Nottingham, right?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 5/25/12 10:11am Doug Schulkind:

Damn, Brian, I shoulda added Jim White to this set. White turned Paul onto Adam Carroll. Then Paul did the same for me (if I'm remembering correctly).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 5/25/12 10:12am Doug Schulkind:

Or maybe it was Tommy Brousseau that White hipped Paul to. No worries, Tommy is next!
  Fri. 5/25/12 10:12am Michael:

Never did Paul. I do recall seeing many characters both eating and working.
  Fri. 5/25/12 10:14am Brian in UK:

The Wound That Never Heals is always somewhere is the back of my mind.

TB, a good ol' ND boy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 5/25/12 10:15am Doug Schulkind:

Brosseau is originally from Grand Forks. Hey ndbob, this one's for you!
  Fri. 5/25/12 10:17am ndbob:

Thanks Doug!
  Fri. 5/25/12 10:17am Hugo:

Message for Doug: Tom Russell will be in Pittsburgh on November 20 this year.

Pittsburgh Center Of The Arts
Calliope Center Stage Concerts
6300 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Fer yer info.
  Fri. 5/25/12 10:19am Paul Sherratt:

Doug, you're right about Jim White telling Tom to send some tunes over but I think Adam came out of the Texas blue along with Caroline Herring
  Fri. 5/25/12 10:19am Brian in UK:

Saw Richmond Fontaine (duo) & Richard Buckner at Cecil Sharp House recently. Cannot recommend Willy Vlautin's three books highly enough. A great talent writing for one of the last independents, Faber & Faber.
  Fri. 5/25/12 10:22am Brian in UK:

Little George from Sarf Lunnon. Someone give him a contract.
Lovin' The Paul Sherratt Hour.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 5/25/12 10:23am Doug Schulkind:

Ah yes, Paul. Caroline Herring. Another Sherratt must-hear!
  Fri. 5/25/12 10:25am Brian in UK:

Little G
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 5/25/12 10:26am Doug Schulkind:

Thanks for that advanced notice, Hugo! I love Tom Russell, especially when he's got Iris DeMent alongside.
  Fri. 5/25/12 10:27am Paul Sherratt:

Brian, Little George is a gem isn't he. Along with the man formerly known as Howlin' Wilf, you can't believe they're from the uk
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 5/25/12 10:30am Doug Schulkind:

Little George:
  Fri. 5/25/12 10:30am Brian in UK:

Zane Records out of Reading UK. The US/UK links are more lasting than bronze. Sorry JC.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 5/25/12 10:31am Doug Schulkind:

Good dog, Paul, good dog.
  Fri. 5/25/12 10:34am Paul Sherratt:

Woof !
  Fri. 5/25/12 10:35am kat330:

With so much expertise in the room, I've a question: We know what Americana is. What would be the British equivalent? Childe Ballads, or Music Hall?
  Fri. 5/25/12 10:37am ndbob:

I do remember reading about that Doug.... and I remember watching him on TV , appearing somber, when denying her request
  Fri. 5/25/12 10:38am trish:

Chips? Crisps? Zimmer?
  Fri. 5/25/12 10:39am trish:

I know, 'colour'!
  Fri. 5/25/12 10:40am trish:

  Fri. 5/25/12 10:41am Andy S.:

O.V. Wright! I have a "Live In Japan" LP that is killer ... My friend Bill Bentley actually saw him live in Dallas or Fort Worth in the late Sixties -- O.V. blew his mind!
  Fri. 5/25/12 10:41am kat330:

I'm not asking facetiously, I am curious. Clearly we've adopted the Brits who've adopted American roots & blues, but what is the reverse?
  Fri. 5/25/12 10:41am duke:

Happy B'day Doug
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 5/25/12 10:42am Doug Schulkind:

Great question, kat330! British invasion, maybe? (Though I've always loathed that term.)
  Fri. 5/25/12 10:42am kat330:

Yes, Doug, Happy Birth-Holiday combo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 5/25/12 10:43am Doug Schulkind:

Hi Andy S! I would give my left, um, tonsil, to have had a chance to see O.V. Wright.
  Fri. 5/25/12 10:44am kat330:

But much of the British Invasion were bands who co-opted American roots music at the get-go. I'm just wondering if any American artists have successfully endeared themselves to the UK by performing UK "roots" music?
  Fri. 5/25/12 10:44am Chicago Joel:

Chicago Joel, reporting for duty, Captain!
  Fri. 5/25/12 10:45am kat330:

Guess it's tea time over there. :)
  Fri. 5/25/12 10:45am ndbob:

Hmm Kat.. trying to think of some.. but I can't
  Fri. 5/25/12 10:46am ndbob:

and I would have given by left, uhm, tonsil to see Charles Ives.
  Fri. 5/25/12 10:46am Brian in UK:

Americana is story telling? We over here are facinated with American music whatever it may be. You over there are facinated with folk based styles now enjoying a revival.
It's a define the universe and give two examples question.
  Fri. 5/25/12 10:46am kat330:

Joan Baez didn't exactly start a riot in London, I don't believe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 5/25/12 10:47am Doug Schulkind:

I just want to say that I hope everyone feels welcome to join in on the comments here, if you tend to be a reader but are not feeling welcomed. This is a place for all to commune casually and jovially. I take great pleasure at the in-show interactivity here and encourage all to participate.

If you ever do join in and I don't say hi, please don't be offended. Sometimes I miss some comments as they scroll by and I am cueing up records and kicking equipment and such. Please jump in and feel welcome.
  Fri. 5/25/12 10:48am Brian in UK:

Pedant note Violion
  Fri. 5/25/12 10:49am jk:

this Ives is makin my mornin
  Fri. 5/25/12 10:50am kat330:

@Brian: Yes, I see that. But has the UK audience ever embraced an American doing whatever constitutes British roots music as we have Brits adopting American roots? That's the basic question, and figured there might be an example or two this esteemed group would know of.
  Fri. 5/25/12 10:51am Alex in Illinois:

Good morning Chicago Joel. I recall some story a folk musician told that she and a friend were driving through Kentucky, and a trooper pulled them over. When looking at her friend's license card, the trooper said: "Boy? How come your license here says that you live in Chicago, but your plates are Illlinois!?".
  Fri. 5/25/12 10:51am trish:

I still say 'folk'. 'Americana' being American folk.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 5/25/12 10:51am Doug Schulkind:

Your made morning is my made morning, jk. Hey, if you have details about Tuesday, feel free to share them.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 5/25/12 10:51am Doug Schulkind:

Hello Chicago Joel! And you too, Alex.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 5/25/12 10:53am Doug Schulkind:

Brian, a violion is a very special instrument. Got it?! {thanks}
  Fri. 5/25/12 10:53am Otis:

Skiffle and pub rock... never big in US.
  Fri. 5/25/12 10:54am Brian in UK:

kat currently I would say, Meg Baird off the top of my head. Her audience is still growing here but she is coming back in late Autumn.
  Fri. 5/25/12 10:54am jk:

thanks Doug, I assume you mean next tuesday:
Tuesday, May29th from 7-9pm I'll be joined by this guy:
  Fri. 5/25/12 10:55am kat330:

@Otis: OK, those are examples. And has any American individual/band adopted that style and been a hit in the UK?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 5/25/12 10:56am Doug Schulkind:

Listen for Kaminsky Kamoutsky with Jesse this coming Tuesday evening (7-9p, ET) live on the stream. Woo!
  Fri. 5/25/12 10:56am Paul Sherratt:

I'm reminded that I once played Ivor Cutler to a fascinated Barrence Whitfield and some of his Savages. However I don't think that they changed their style too noticeably afterwards ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 5/25/12 10:57am Doug Schulkind:

Maybe you picked the wrong savages, Paul.
  Fri. 5/25/12 10:58am kat330:

@Brian: Thanks! US with blues and jazz so beloved elsewhere and beloved here when it's brought back to us, wondering if the cross-seeding works in reverse, but couldn't think of anyone. Baez did the Childe ballads, but I don't know if she was especially appreciated in the UK?
  Fri. 5/25/12 10:58am annie:

just came back on to say: hurrah for birthdays; they bring us such great music!! i'd forgotten about "women of the world"... not able to get a lick of work done, darn you!.. (she said happily)
  Fri. 5/25/12 10:58am holland oats:

what's all the racket
  Fri. 5/25/12 10:58am Brian in UK:

Paul the mention of great titles. Barrence's 'Stop Twisting My Arm I Already Love You'.

PS kat Judy Collins is a precursor from the Sixties.
  Fri. 5/25/12 10:59am Paul Sherratt:

Actually Doug I think some of them went on to write music for Sex In The City - so perhaps I was wrong !!
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:01am kat330:

Thanks for the interchange. I think I might research this a bit. I definitely don't believe there's been an American who adopted Music Hall style and made a splash in the UK, for e.g., but maybe I'm wrong.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 5/25/12 11:02am Doug Schulkind:

Welcome back (home) Annie! Greetings holland oats, grab a funny hat and noisemaker.

Paul, that is hysterical.
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:04am Brian in UK:

kat check out some of the earlier Elektra catalogue from the Sixties. Freeform City.
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:05am Brian in UK:

Doug, have you got any Peter Maxwell-Davies?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 5/25/12 11:06am Doug Schulkind:

Under a pile somewhere, Brian. I'll have him call you.
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:06am Carmichael:

Happy pre-holiday Friday, Doug and Schulkinders.
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:08am Brian in UK:

kat if you have the time or inkerlination.
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:10am ndbob:

  Fri. 5/25/12 11:11am Otis:

@kat there might be pub rock examples though cant think of any. j. Geils band?
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:11am listener james from westwood:

whoo, back from the meeting and back from the mail, where a lovely package from a certain freeform radio station was waiting for me!
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:12am Parq in a hotel:

My Spanish wife reports, "SEK-ay".
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:12am jk:

I thought it was Seque as well, I think that song was on their 1982 record "Bolderaajas Stils." not sure of the label.
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:13am kat330:

@Brian: Will do. As an e.g. from another medium: Brits clearly love American culture, and we clearly love the many Brits (and Aussies) who come over here adopting our accent, etc., but do UKans ever (much) appreciate when Americans are cast as Brits? That would be sort of what I'm trying to figure out with your roots music coming back atcha from US. :)
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:14am ndbob:

I'll go with Parq then:)
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:14am monica:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 5/25/12 11:14am Doug Schulkind:

"My Spanish Wife." It sounds like a play by Neil Simon.
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:14am trish:

Is Neko Case considered 'Americana'?
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:16am Brian in UK:

Happy days Doug & Paul.
When it's birthday time on FMU, It's rhubarb picking time in Watford.

kat ask any African that question, I'm really not sure. Music seems to be a constant tennis match with no winners or losers.
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:17am ndbob:

Hmm.. Trish - guess I would say so
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:17am kat330:

Thanks for that great link, Brian! Reading now on Both Sides Now site, Jean Ritchie, et al.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 5/25/12 11:17am Doug Schulkind:

I just saw on the Facebook from Tucker Martine that Neko is putting the finishing touches on her new album.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 5/25/12 11:18am Doug Schulkind:

Ahoy, Monica. Welcome aboard!
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:20am kat330:

And yes, well everything, all of it, kit and kaboodle, is sourced back to Africa.
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:20am trish:

All the boxing up of genres sounds a lot like, "Sit!" "Stay."

I enjoyed the Music Director I worked wtih who used artist described genres, the best.

Snappy music.
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:22am Alex in Illinois:

I had forgotten how nice a clarinet can sound until I heard that previous cut. I don't know why I keep forgetting. What's this playing now? Kind of spacious, and mysterious. Why does this kind of music sound so much better when I hear it on this show?
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:22am kat330:

@trish: Not boxing anything up here, just trying to understand if the "mirror reflection" of ANY genre of a culture's roots music is bi-directional across the pond. Neko is a Case of good music, Americana or not. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 5/25/12 11:25am Doug Schulkind:

I know what you mean, Alex. There are so many great artists that I find sound better on other shows. Especially during Monica's elegant sonic spread on Sunday evenings (
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:25am trish:

I disagree. I think the entire process of categorization and classification is a practice of boxing up. Arbitrary packaging if the artist isn't involved.

May as well call it grey.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 5/25/12 11:28am Doug Schulkind:

Neko is a Case... (am chuckling)
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:28am Paul Sherratt:

Brian, rhubarb, rhubarb. Once, when on a plane coming in to Atlanta I randomly selected a tape from a bag containing dozens and the first tune was ' Watermelon Time In Georgia ' by that fine Vernon Oxford ..
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:29am kat330:

I still don't think my initial question is being understood. I apologize for being unable to successfully communicate, trish. [But the e.g. of American actors often being ridiculed for doing British accents gets close to it.]
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 5/25/12 11:30am Doug Schulkind:

The Steinksi show playlist is here:

Feel free to jump over there and continue the happy blabbing after the top of the hour.
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:31am Paul Sherratt:

It's time to move on from that Dick Van Dyke debacle ..
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:32am kat330:

@Paul: Heh! :) Well, I'm not speaking of well-deserved ridicule!
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:32am Alex in Illinois:

I agree the the entire process of of categorization and classification is a practice of boxing up, but sometimes, to a limited extent, a little containment can be beneficial. What I find annoying in the mp3 world is an absurd quantity of micro-genres for different kinds of "techno", on one hand, and on the other, things like Merengue, Klezmer and Zydeco all being classified as "Reggae".
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:32am trish:

Oh. Cultural ridicule.
Yeah. I didn't understand, I guess.
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:33am kat330:

I give up.
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:35am Van in DC:

This whole set is just the greatest I've ever heard since...since...last set.

Been enjoying immensely quietly.
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:36am Brian in UK:

As Sabah Habas Mustapha wrote on the back of The Jungala Allstars record. If in doubt file under Rock & Pop. Funny man.
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:36am Alex in Illinois:

kat330. I understand your question. Here in the US, I know folk musicians and amateurs who play British folk music and roots music. But, I have never heard of any professional Yankee musicians getting popular with their take on that music on the East side of the Western Ocean.
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:37am Parq in a hotel:

Must hit the road, probably about the time DrumSum wraps. Wish us luck dealing with holiday traffic.
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:37am kat330:

Doug, got any version of "Please, Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" handy? :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 5/25/12 11:37am Doug Schulkind:

Your quiet is immense, Van. Very Buddha!
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:38am kat330:

@Alex: Yes, precisely what I was asking after! Thanks.
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:39am ndbob:

I understood Kat.. been trying to think of examples.. I'll bet there are, but can't think of any
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:40am listener james from westwood:

Parq, I read that as "dim sum wraps." I hope some sum are in your future!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 5/25/12 11:40am Doug Schulkind:

Can I just say that I am SO LOVING this many-tentacled crazyquilt conversation going on here. I am so happily confused!
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:42am Alex in Illinois:

If it has happened, I don't think anyone here has heard of it. I'll ask my boss the next time I am on the phone with him, since he is from northern England and works out of our London office. It could be that he is not into music enough to know though.

If any listeners here are currently living in the Isles, and they have heard of such a thing, then it would be nice if they can speak up.
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:42am kat330:

@ndbob: I'm now trying to think of other countries where a Yank has adopted the culture and become a hit within that country. I don't think it has happened very often -- certainly never on a scale with the British Invasion.
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:43am Alex in Illinois:

Hey! it just went silent for me. Anyone else?
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:43am Alex in Illinois:

Okay, it's back now.
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:44am kat330:

@Doug: Read it in sequence later on, and I bet it will all make sense. :)
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:44am dc pat:

hey teach, kids..
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:44am holland oats:

any jazz book recs, schulkinder? just finishing 'coltrane: story of a sound', what's next?
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:45am dc pat:

so when someone says "What kind of music do you listen to?" You can say "Cut out."
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:46am duke:

"cheap and available" sounds like a dating strategy as well as a record collecting strategy
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:46am ndbob:

There's a small Somali community here in Jamestown
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 5/25/12 11:47am Doug Schulkind:

@holland oats
My favorite music book of all time: "As Serious as Your Life," by Val Wilmer.

In a few days I will get for my birthday the fourth volume of Robert Caro's Lyndon Johnson biography. I have been waiting for this book for 11 years. Music to my eyes.
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:48am holland oats:

@drummersome lbj, what did he play? OH SNAP! thanks, will look up wilmer
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:48am Paul Sherratt:

kat, I think the answer is 0 or it maybe 42.
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:48am kat330:

There's a rather significant Somali community in Finland, IIRC.
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:49am trish:

You can always say, "I like popular music and unpopular music". Covers bases outside the stadium.
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:49am Hugo:

Agree about the Wilmer.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 5/25/12 11:49am Doug Schulkind:

I still find your initial query fascinating. The degree to which a satisfying answer is hard to pin down confirms it.
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:49am holland oats:

wilmer - kindle no like :(
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:49am kat330:

@Paul: Yes, we love Hitchhiker's too. And the age of EP at death...
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:51am holland oats:

only $200 from amazon!
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:51am Hugo:

Have it in paper. Old school, me.
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:51am Van in DC:

Wow. My shoestrings seriously just untied and retied. Nice.
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:54am kat330:

@Doug: Well, I asked it because I found it interesting. Hearing the Little George, the Howlin' Wolf ref, etc., and wondering if we Yanks can ever impress in the reverse culture-adoption. I think 0 might well be the answer. :)
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:54am Paul Sherratt:

' I double-knot each lace for every kind of terrain I face ' Tom Brosseau
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 5/25/12 11:56am Doug Schulkind:

Or maybe the answer is, "Oh."

I don't kid about things like that. I feel it is my duty to warn you about music with "powers" I can't control.
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:57am kat330:

It's a world party in the end -- birthday parties and holiday, too! Thanks for the sets, Doug!
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:58am ndbob:

excellent show of course Doug!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 5/25/12 11:58am Doug Schulkind:

Entirely my pleasure, kat330! And everyone.

Remember, Steinski is over here:

Steinski will start about 4 minutes late. Oops. Don't tell the boss. (Don't worry, I'm not even listening.)
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:59am Van in DC:

Great show - thank you Drummer! Happy Memorial Day to all.
  Fri. 5/25/12 11:59am trish:

Interesting and good listening. Made me think.
  Fri. 5/25/12 12:00pm Paul Sherratt:

Best party of the week and it comes around fifty or so times a year.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 5/25/12 12:03pm Doug Schulkind:

Bless you Brother Paul. Oh happy day!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 5/25/12 12:06pm Doug Schulkind:

Thanks all!
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