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Options June 2, 2016: Bananasmania & Black Grass: Exotic Themes in Disco and Dance Music

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Artist Track Album Year Comments
  Intro        
Lalo Schifrin  Quiet Village   Options Black Widow  1976  Wr. by Les Baxter, of course 
Patrick Cowley  Primitive World   Options Mind Warp  1982   
 
Music behind DJ:
Patrick Cowley 
The Jungle Dream   Options      
Allez Allez  African Queen   Options African Queen  1981   
African Suite  Grass   Options African Suite  1980  by Richie Rome 
African Suite  Pigmy   Options African Suite     
London Aircraaft  Island Feeling   Options Rockets  1984  London Aircraaft=Supermax, basically 
Supermax  African Blood   Options Fly With Me  1979   
Donna Summer  State of Independence   Options Donna Summer  1982  Prod. by Quincy Jones 
 
Music behind DJ:
Vangelis 
  La Fete Sauvage     
Bamboo  Give Me Some of that Gooja   Options Bamboo  1979  prod. by Kurt Hauenstein of Supermax 
Roots  Bananasmania   Options What Are You Doing in Casablanca?  1979   
Hypnotic Samba  Hypnotic Samba   Options Hypnotic Samba / Stopwatch  1984   
Herb Alpert  Red Hot   Options Beyond  1980   
Wild Fantasy  Jungle Drums   Options Jungle Drums  1978   
Minx  Zanzibar   Options Disco-Mondo  1978   
Wonderland Band  Paradise Island (Instrumental)   Options Paradise Island single  1979   
Brasa Brasil & Helena  I Got To Bahia   Options Supertango / I Got To Bahia 7"  1979  by J.P. Massiera 
Lalo Schifrin  Baia   Options Black Widow  1976  Wr. by Ary Barroso 
 
Music behind DJ:
Lalo Schifrin 
Baia (alt. take)   Options      
The Egyptian Lover  Egypt, Egypt   Options On the Nile  1984   
Tantra  Macumba   Options Tantra II  1982   
The Ritchie Family  Quiet Village/Voodoo   Options African Queens  1977   
Voyage  Point Zero   Options Voyage  1977  Marc Chantereau, Pierre-Alain Dahan, Sauveur Mallia, Slim Pezin, Sylvia Mason-James (also with Georges Rodi) 
Sauveur Mallia  Exotic Guide   Options Spatial & Co Vol. 2  1979   
 
Music behind DJ:
Patrick Cowley 
The Jungle Dream   Options      
Patrick Cowley  Sea Hunt   Options Megatron Man  1981   
Via Afrika  Chiggi Chiggi   Options Via Afrika  1983   
Via Afrika  Animaal   Options Via Afrika     
Lalo Schifrin  Tabu   Options Black Widow  1976  Wr. by Lecuona 
 
Music behind DJ:
 
Caribbean Lagoon        

Listener comments!

Avatar Thu. 6/2/16 6:57pm Flash Strap:

Evening explorers. I hope you are ready for the groove.
Avatar Thu. 6/2/16 6:59pm ndbob:

evening Evan and everyone!
Avatar Thu. 6/2/16 7:00pm Flash Strap:

Hey Bob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/2/16 7:02pm Carmichael:

Flash, mah funky brutha.
Avatar Thu. 6/2/16 7:03pm Flash Strap:

Carmichael, what it is
Avatar Thu. 6/2/16 7:03pm geezerette:

Howdy Evan & fellow flashers.
Avatar Thu. 6/2/16 7:04pm Flash Strap:

Geezerette! welcome
Avatar    Thu. 6/2/16 7:06pm hyde:

ok, i got a grass skirt and a disco ball
Avatar Thu. 6/2/16 7:07pm Flash Strap:

Hyde, welcome! and so impeccably dressed
Avatar    Thu. 6/2/16 7:08pm hyde:

btw, it's good to see that tiger get some shots in, because the lion and the leopard are getting their ass kicked
Avatar Thu. 6/2/16 7:08pm Flash Strap:

you know who i'm rooting for
Avatar Thu. 6/2/16 7:16pm Flash Strap:

This track is klassic kool
Avatar Thu. 6/2/16 7:17pm Flash Strap:

y'know, that lion is not going down without drawing some blood on the way
Avatar    Thu. 6/2/16 7:18pm hyde:

the lion's in a bad spot, but i too cheer for the cats. i also think another fascinating thing about this rubens painting is the dominant central role role given to the horse's ass.
Avatar Thu. 6/2/16 7:19pm Flash Strap:

a favorite compositional element of Rubens', the horse's ass. Delacroix's too.
Avatar Thu. 6/2/16 7:21pm Flash Strap:

this whole record is so bizarre
Avatar Thu. 6/2/16 7:25pm Flash Strap:

better-than-expected violin solo on a disco record
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/2/16 7:25pm Little Danny:

Just tuned in Evan, one of your best show concepts ever!
Avatar Thu. 6/2/16 7:26pm Flash Strap:

Heya Danny! Thanks man, it's always a toss up with disco
Avatar    Thu. 6/2/16 7:29pm hyde:

wow, this kills
Avatar Thu. 6/2/16 7:31pm geezerette:

Hypnotic.
Avatar Thu. 6/2/16 7:33pm Flash Strap:

love that bell(?) sound when they give it all that sustain
Avatar Thu. 6/2/16 7:36pm Flash Strap:

this song is so dumb but it slays me all the same
Avatar Thu. 6/2/16 7:40pm geezerette:

corny drums evoke a lot of polyester in bad colors.
Avatar Thu. 6/2/16 7:40pm geezerette:

...which is a pretty good trick.
Avatar Thu. 6/2/16 7:42pm Flash Strap:

it's a mix of corny drums and some pretty decent thunder on this one
Avatar Thu. 6/2/16 7:47pm Flash Strap:

it just hardly gets better than this one. Curious what you all think: if you had to pick, would it be Donna Summer's or the original?
Avatar Thu. 6/2/16 7:48pm geezerette:

& Donna Summer's voice.
Avatar Thu. 6/2/16 7:51pm geezerette:

love the way it builds.
Avatar Thu. 6/2/16 7:52pm geezerette:

oh,Q.!
Avatar Thu. 6/2/16 7:58pm ndbob:

excellent first hour Evan - catch the rest on the archive!
Avatar Thu. 6/2/16 8:00pm Flash Strap:

thanks bob! see you later
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/2/16 8:01pm melinda:

hello friends!
Avatar Thu. 6/2/16 8:02pm Flash Strap:

Melinda! Bananas!
Avatar Thu. 6/2/16 8:05pm Flash Strap:

I think this one is German
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/2/16 8:05pm melinda:

Digging the hypnotic samba.
Avatar Thu. 6/2/16 8:07pm Flash Strap:

it has a pretty cool cover: img.discogs.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/2/16 8:09pm doctorjazz:

Don't get to listen to often in real time, but have been enjoying the show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/2/16 8:10pm doctorjazz:

Herb Alpert is pretty cool here. Whoda thunk it?
Avatar Thu. 6/2/16 8:10pm Flash Strap:

Great to have you Dr.! thanks for making your presence known
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/2/16 8:11pm melinda:

Herb!
Avatar Thu. 6/2/16 8:11pm Flash Strap:

i am of the opinion that Herb is often cool, but I try not to force it on people

i mean, i really think Lonely Bull is a damn masterpiece
Avatar Thu. 6/2/16 8:13pm Flash Strap:

hahaha man this song comes on so hard
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/2/16 8:13pm melinda:

Has anyone done an all-Alpert show? Sorry If I asked this last week, I know I was thinking about it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/2/16 8:14pm northguineahills:

herb alpert was a little late to the disco party, glad to know that album exists....
Avatar Thu. 6/2/16 8:14pm Flash Strap:

not that I know of, but lord i bet it's happened. if it hasn't then we should make it so
Avatar Thu. 6/2/16 8:16pm Flash Strap:

speaking of late to the party, a much-welcome NGH! hello!
Avatar    Thu. 6/2/16 8:16pm hyde:

i love Herb Alpert. he's a giant.
Avatar Thu. 6/2/16 8:17pm Flash Strap:

I haven't much listened to the rest of that album, NGH, but there's a lot of bland smoothness as I recall... still, there's gotta be some more on it that's worth hearing
Avatar Thu. 6/2/16 8:20pm Flash Strap:

now THIS one has a seriously awesome cover: img.discogs.com...
Avatar Thu. 6/2/16 8:27pm Flash Strap:

oh my god how good is this section
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/2/16 8:29pm melinda:

That Minx cover is excellent.
Avatar Thu. 6/2/16 8:32pm Flash Strap:

love that the sphinx seems to be a paper cutout
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/2/16 8:36pm melinda:

I didn't know Lalo Schifrin was funky. This is great.
Avatar Thu. 6/2/16 8:37pm Flash Strap:

some of his scores are super funky too, such as Enter the Dragon. This is just an insanely funky arrangement though
Avatar    Thu. 6/2/16 8:46pm hyde:

holy heck, five hours of sun ra? i'm not sure i have the strength (but i'll try)
Avatar Thu. 6/2/16 8:48pm Flash Strap:

not Sun Ra, which would be pretty awesome actually, but Sun Araw
Avatar    Thu. 6/2/16 9:00pm hyde:

heh, well, that is also cool
Avatar Thu. 6/2/16 9:02pm Flash Strap:

should be! I promise great variety and total intensity
Avatar    Thu. 6/2/16 9:09pm hyde:

i promise to show up and prob. pass out at 10:30, which unfortunately is what happens when i try to make the whole trek thru the Cool Blue Flame. I always catch the rest later though, honest!
Avatar Thu. 6/2/16 9:10pm Flash Strap:

the worst part of Blue Flame is that I'm always so burned out from the show that I rarely stay for more than an hour of it, and it's really too good to miss
Avatar Thu. 6/2/16 9:12pm Flash Strap:

this is such a weird cover... what do the lyrics contribute?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/2/16 9:29pm Little Danny:

It makes sense that these library musicians could do a nice job at disco, especially in its more repetitive/mechanistic forms.
Avatar Thu. 6/2/16 9:32pm Flash Strap:

Exactly, yeah. Also, any trend-driven music tends to come with a demand for anonymous, studio-musician reliant records. Which is where library guys thrive.
Avatar Thu. 6/2/16 9:42pm geezerette:

Interesting! Absolutely makes sense. Then add liquor and chemicals and the whole thing works.
Avatar Thu. 6/2/16 9:48pm geezerette:

I mean it's already trance like.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/2/16 9:51pm Little Danny:

@geezerette SO trancelike
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/2/16 9:52pm Little Danny:

I'll see y'all in the forthcoming vibe: wfmu.org...
Avatar Thu. 6/2/16 9:55pm geezerette:

Fun Evan!
  Thu. 6/2/16 9:55pm walingtrees:

ahoy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/2/16 9:56pm melinda:

Looking forward to the Sun Araw extravaganza.
Avatar Thu. 6/2/16 9:57pm Flash Strap:

Thanks geezerette! A very warm ahoy to you, Walkingtrees! And me too Melinda!

Thanks everyone! See you next week
Avatar    Thu. 6/2/16 9:58pm hyde:

thanks, man. cool show. i wandered a bit due to some pro hoop over the last hour, but will return for the Sun Araw fest nxt time out.
  Thu. 6/2/16 9:59pm walingtrees:

next week is sun araw affair?
Avatar Thu. 6/2/16 9:59pm Flash Strap:

thank you Hyde and see you for that crazy day

yeah, treeman, 5 hours of sun araw!

might be a good time to break out that vial and papers, me hearties, them what partake of it
  Thu. 6/2/16 10:00pm walingtrees:

will try to catch in entirety!
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