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Options May 29, 2013: The Good Doctor joins Irwin for a Sun Ra Belated Birthday Broadcast

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Artist Track Album Label Approx. start time
Lee Morgan  Yes I Can, No You Can't (edit)   Options The Gigolo  Blue Note  0:00:00 ()
Foxygen  Where's the Money?   Options No Destruction  Jagjaguwar  0:03:30 ()
Iron Butterfly  Iron Butterfly Theme   Options Heavy  Rhino  0:07:52 ()
Tall Dwarfs  All My Hollowness to You   Options Hello Cruel World  Flying Nun  0:12:32 ()
The Three Sounds  Blue Bells   Options Introducing the Three Sounds  Blue Note  0:14:24 ()
Veronica Falls  So Tired   Options Waiting for Something to Happen  Slumberland  0:22:59 ()
Popstrangers  Heaven   Options Antipodes  Carpark  0:24:40 ()
Mocean Worker  Jive Jive Jive   Options Candygram for Mowo!  Royal Potato Family  0:27:20 ()
Rotary Connection  Turn Me On   Options Rotary Connection  Cadet  0:31:20 ()
The Poems  Lost and Found   Options Young America  Minty Fresh  0:34:09 ()
Nina Simone  Children Go Where I Send You   Options The Amazing Nina Simone  Colpix  0:40:50 ()
Kill Henry Sugar  Viking Burial   Options Love Beach  Surprise Truck  0:43:14 ()
The Chapin Sisters  All I Have To Do Is Dream   Options A Date With the Everly Brothers  Lake Bottom  0:47:23 ()
Ahmad Jamal  Perfidia   Options The Legendary Okeh & Epic Recordings  Okeh/Epic/Legacy  0:50:34 ()
The Blank Tapes  Coast to Coast   Options Vacation  Antenna Farm  0:54:49 ()
MICHAEL ANDERSON  Executive Director of the Sun Ra Music Archives   Options Belated Sun Ra Birthday Broadcast    1:04:22 ()
Sun Ra and the Arkestra  Paradise   Options Sound of Joy  Delmark  1:03:35 ()
Michael Anderson  interview seg 1   Options     1:07:26 ()
The Nu Sounds  My Land of Dreams   Options unreleased ca. 1950-51  Sun Ra Archives  1:18:55 ()
The Dozier Boys  Big Time Baby   Options Aristocrat 78 (1948)  Sun Ra Archives  1:20:16 ()
Michael Anderson  interview seg 2   Options     1:22:47 ()
The Flamingos  Someday Someway   Options Chance 78  Sun Ra Archives  1:26:37 ()
The Flamingos  Jump Children   Options Chance 78  Sun Ra Archives  1:28:05 ()
The Moonglows  Ooh, Rockin' Daddy   Options Chance 78  Sun Ra Archives  1:31:04 ()
Michael Anderson  interview seg 3   Options     1:33:33 ()
The Nu Sounds (with Sun Ra)  Honeysuckle Rose   Options The Eternal Myth Revealed Vol. 1  Transparency  1:37:28 ()
Michael Anderson  interview seg 4   Options     1:40:17 ()
The Moonglows  My Love   Options Chance 78  Sun Ra Archives  1:41:53 ()
Sun Ra's Cosmic Rays  Bye Bye   Options Saturn 45  Sun Ra Archives  1:45:19 ()
Sun Ra and the Arkestra  Overtones of China   Options Sound of Joy  Delmark  1:47:53 ()
Sun Ra and the Arkestra  El Is a Sound of Joy   Options Sound of Joy  Delmark  1:51:05 ()
The Sensational Guitars of Dan & Dale (Sun Ra & the Blues Project)   Batman Theme   Options Batman and Robin  Tifton  1:55:12 ()
Michael Anderson  interview seg 5   Options     1:59:31 ()
Sun Ra and the Arkestra  Reflections in Blue (take 1)   Options Sun Song (outtake)  Transition  2:04:19 ()
Sun Ra and the Arkestra  Velvet   Options We Travel The Spaceways  Evidence  2:09:31 ()
Sun Ra and the Arkestra  Urnack   Options Angels and Demons at Play  Evidence  2:15:01 ()
Sun Ra and the Arkestra  Medicine for a Nightmare   Options Sun Ra: The Singles  Transition  2:17:44 ()
Michael Anderson  interview seg 6   Options     2:20:25 ()
Sun Ra and His Myth Science Solar Arkestra  Space Mates   Options Fate In A Pleasant Mood  Evidence  2:32:55 ()
Michael Anderson  interview seg 7   Options     2:39:58 ()
Sun Ra featuring Pat Patrick  Street of Dreams   Options unreleased track from Bad and Beautiful  Sun Ra Archives  2:41:33 ()
Sun Ra and His Astro Infinity Arkestra  Pleasant Twilight   Options My Brother the Wind, Vol. II  Evidence  2:47:37 ()
Sun Ra And His Myth Science Arkestra  Tiny Pyramids   Options Angels and Demons at Play  Evidence  2:51:09 ()
Sun Ra (on Moog synth)  World Of The Myth "I"   Options My Brother the Wind, Vol. II  Evidence  2:54:09 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Wed. 5/29/13 3:01pm G:

Let the Sun Ra shine on in!
Avatar Wed. 5/29/13 3:03pm Caryn:

Nice crisp chicken salad and Sun Ra: this will be nice.
Avatar Wed. 5/29/13 3:03pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

> Calling Planet Earth! <
~ We Invoke the Presence of the Living Myth! ~
Avatar Wed. 5/29/13 3:04pm Mike East:

hooray for the good doctor!
Avatar Wed. 5/29/13 3:04pm Sem Chumbo:

Ok,I'm in for the duration. Sun, rah rah rah.
Avatar Wed. 5/29/13 3:10pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Iron Butterfly Theme!!!
- Hurray Irwin!!!
Avatar Wed. 5/29/13 3:11pm G:

In a gadda da pretty obscure track definitely worth exhuming. Check.
Avatar Wed. 5/29/13 3:12pm Caryn:

This reminds me, need to rewatch "Manhunter".
Avatar Wed. 5/29/13 3:13pm tikbartok:

My favorite song at age 13
Avatar Wed. 5/29/13 3:23pm Rick from SC:

More hippy music please
Avatar Wed. 5/29/13 3:24pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Iron Butterfly were an L.A. band, mahhn
...like, totally plastic...
Avatar Wed. 5/29/13 3:25pm Caryn:

There's a bit of hippie music on WFMU. But not a lot of hippie-dippie music.
  Wed. 5/29/13 3:28pm Alison Porchnik:

As long as there's no hippie dancing.
Avatar Wed. 5/29/13 3:33pm Michael:

aka twirling Alison. We shall have none of that.
Avatar Wed. 5/29/13 3:34pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...a slippery slope; next thing you know - hackeysack & cheap patchouli...
Avatar Wed. 5/29/13 3:34pm Caryn:

Unless you're Wonder Woman changing outfits, never twirl.
  Wed. 5/29/13 3:35pm common:

never heard the rotary connection. nice harmonies.
Avatar Wed. 5/29/13 3:39pm rsj:

minty fresh?
  Wed. 5/29/13 3:42pm lindsay:

Sandals and Lovebeads.
I was there in 68.
We thought we could change the world with music.Mackin on your groove Irwin.
Avatar Wed. 5/29/13 3:43pm Droll:

The WFMU parking lot scene will be familiar to any hippie: grilled cheese sandwiches for sale, guys wearing tie-dyed skirts, big balloons that do not float, and everyone is yelling "NARC!" at some square with short hair.
Avatar Wed. 5/29/13 3:43pm Caryn:

Heh, misread the Simone track as "Chicken Go Where I Send You". Which actually made me more excited about the song.
Avatar Wed. 5/29/13 3:44pm G:

and a partridge in a pear tree!
Avatar Wed. 5/29/13 3:46pm G:

speaking of para-hippe music, this was a total hoot on a Yes discussion list yesterday:

Hi everyone!

After a brief mention of it with [name redacted; not me] - he encouraged me to go public with this observation :

Sometimes it happened to me that Yes music was even better (or more important) than sex :) !!!

If I tried to have sex with any of my ex girlfriends who liked Yes (my current doesn't) I found out that I could't concentrate enough on sex if Yes music was on. It absolutely dominated my mind...) so... I don't try this anymore :)

Do anyone of you have any similar experience, or is it that I am just weird ? ;)

Avatar Wed. 5/29/13 3:47pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Sun Ra born same Day of Year as Wagner! As interesting to Compare as they are obvious to Contrast...
Avatar Wed. 5/29/13 3:48pm Droll:

So that's what happened to prog rock? All the fans failed to reproduce and the music died out?
Avatar Wed. 5/29/13 3:49pm G:

that's a theory worth entertaining (in every sense of entertaining)
Avatar Wed. 5/29/13 3:51pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...every sense - except the Freudian?
Avatar Wed. 5/29/13 3:55pm G:

@RR: The Ra of the Solar Vehicle Arkestrans of the Future? maybe that's still in the vaults somewhere
Avatar Wed. 5/29/13 3:56pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...'Yes Means No'...
Avatar Wed. 5/29/13 3:58pm G:

@G 3:35: running time, 6:47: 13
Avatar Wed. 5/29/13 4:00pm Caryn:

@RRN63: I suppose you could argue that Sun Ra made his life and music into a giant Gesamtkunstwerk.
Avatar Wed. 5/29/13 4:06pm Droll:

The Good Doctor's basso profundo always seems out of place on WFMU. He's just not amateur sounding enough.

I'm already well on my way to loving the Sun Ra sets. Great opening number.
Avatar Wed. 5/29/13 4:10pm G:

Vacuuming? Dont gazump Irwin's chore for godssakes!
Avatar Wed. 5/29/13 4:11pm Caryn:

@G: maybe they figured Irwin wouldn't be vacuuming today, what with the tribute and everything. Someone has to do it!
Avatar Wed. 5/29/13 4:12pm G:

That sucks, Caryn.
Avatar Wed. 5/29/13 4:12pm G:

Avatar Wed. 5/29/13 4:15pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Sun Ra's saxophonist John Gilmore was an influence on Coltrane. Sun Ra was a bigbandleader - @ the same time he was 'Outside' ahead of the curve - @ the same time he was 'Cosmic' - what - ten years? - ahead of PsychedelicRock??...
Avatar Wed. 5/29/13 4:20pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Avatar Wed. 5/29/13 4:22pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- may have heard about papertape on Michael Feistein's American Songbook program on PBS - which opens a glimpse into the music preservationist world for those of us to whom it is totally unfamiliar...
Avatar Wed. 5/29/13 4:23pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Avatar Wed. 5/29/13 4:29pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- now - this is interesting - because I often say Flamingo's 'Only Have Eyes for You' prefigures Psychedelia in its' arrangement & production - if that relates...
Avatar Wed. 5/29/13 4:30pm tim from champaign:

I have a question for the Good Doctor. Have you ever gone to Chicago to retrace the steps of Sun Ra? If so, what surprises turned up?
Avatar Wed. 5/29/13 4:35pm Alison Porchnik:

Love this stuff. So great for a spring day, which otherwise I can enjoy only through the glass of my office window.

BTW, does The Good Doctor have any interesting stories about the making of Space is the Place?
Avatar Wed. 5/29/13 4:36pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

'Ooh, Rockin' Daddy' - how long before Alan Freed 'coined' 'Rock'n'Roll' - ?
  Wed. 5/29/13 4:50pm Listening Out There:

I just tuned in. Good to hear this. My favorite description of Sun Ra's music is that it's big band swing (Paul Whiteman, etc.) that went to free jazz, without going through bop. Don't recall who had that observation...
Avatar Wed. 5/29/13 4:57pm ᏠЄႶႶỊѺµЄ:

Avatar Wed. 5/29/13 4:58pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Listening Out There: hmm!
Avatar Wed. 5/29/13 5:00pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- I've always thot it interesting how many of the Outside/Free Players had deep roots in R&B & Gospel (?)...
Avatar Wed. 5/29/13 5:08pm Droll:

The discussion tops the music, which is both grooving and mind expanding.
I'm writing down all the pop tunes he arranged, which could be a great show of it's own. Of course Batman already was a show of it's own. (Yes, I was singing along)
Avatar Wed. 5/29/13 5:10pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Who used electric piano before SunRa? Ray Charles?
  Wed. 5/29/13 5:10pm Listening Out There:

was that a short tympani solo in "Reflections"?
Avatar Wed. 5/29/13 5:14pm Caryn:

@RRN63: since there have been electronic keyboards since at least 1753, I imagine quite a few people. But not as extensively and inventively as Sun Ra. He certainly was a forerunner in many ways.
  Wed. 5/29/13 5:17pm trish:

Briefly stopping by to pass along a, 'wow! great listening - the music, the interview.' Yep. Thanks for this broadcast.
  Wed. 5/29/13 5:17pm bc sterrett:

Fantastic show :)
  Wed. 5/29/13 5:22pm Listening Out There:

RRN - Jazz.com has an answer to your question. Interesting: Sun Ra was the first musician to record with an electric piano, the Wurlitzer, for his 1956 recording Angels and Demons at Play.
Avatar Wed. 5/29/13 5:26pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Cheers, LOT!
  Wed. 5/29/13 5:31pm Listening Out There:

Costumes...Irwin, you should ask whether Michael was at the performance for Night Music, a short lived NBC series, hosted by David Sanborn...
  Wed. 5/29/13 5:33pm Listening Out There:

the Night Music segment was amazing...the ensemble marched around the auditorium. don't think that would happen on the Tonight Show...
Avatar Wed. 5/29/13 5:43pm Matt from Springfield:

Glad The Good Doctor is working to preserve Sun Ra! Also glad this tribute is still on, in time for me to catch some of it live!
Avatar Wed. 5/29/13 5:44pm john:

Ohhh...I remember that Night Music performance well. Great stuff.
Avatar Wed. 5/29/13 5:54pm Matt from Springfield:

Very Asian sound to this piece--a feel that's both international and extranational (out of this world).
Avatar Wed. 5/29/13 5:57pm Droll:

Michael & Irwin - thanks for the great special. Especially impressive effort for a couple of drummers.
Avatar Wed. 5/29/13 5:58pm northguineahills:

This was awesome!!!!!
Avatar Wed. 5/29/13 5:59pm Matt from Springfield:

This is a 'chive to hit, for sure! Thanks Irwin and Good Doctor Michael--and a LEE MORGAN special with you all too?!? SWEET! :)
  Wed. 6/12/13 12:11am The big o:

Ra and the moonglows, enuf said. The only missing pieces are trane and Ayler. Get it on.
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