Busy Doing Nothing with Charlie Options | A virtual supermarket sweep of recorded history, with an emphasis on processed cheese.

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Playlist for 13 April 2017 Options | Divers entertainments

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Artist Song Album Label Approx. start time
John Evans and the Big Band  All Blues   Options Cool Percussion  Directional Sound  0:00:00 ()
Ethel Smith  Quizas, Quizas, Quizas   Options The Many Moods of  Decca  0:04:19 ()
Martian Denny Orchestra  Sealed With a Kiss   Options En el Espacio  Spinout/Sundazed  0:06:50 ()
Tipsy  Kitty Takes a Ride   Options Uh-oh!  Asphodel  0:09:26 ()
Hypnotuba  Prefixes From Outer Space   Options Loosed  Hypnotuba  0:12:20 ()
Swing Out Sister  You on My Mind   Options Best of  Mercury  0:16:32 ()
Music behind DJ:
Bunny Kick   Options Uh-oh!  Asphodel  0:19:53 ()
Mary Wells  The One Who Really Loves You   Options Greatest Hits  Motown  0:24:22 ()
Shirley Scott  Satin Doll   Options 7-inch single  Prestige  0:26:39 ()
Bee Gees  Jive Talkin'   Options 45 played at 33  RSO  0:29:35 ()
Charles Sonko & Sisters with Equator Sound  Sifunanga wa Baruaio   Options The Kampala Sound: 1960s Ugandan Dance Music (various artists)  Original Music  0:33:47 ()
The Zombies  What More Can I Do   Options The Zombies  Parrot  0:36:29 ()
Barney Kessel and His Men  Something for Cat   Options Breakfast at Tiffany's  Reprise  0:38:02 ()
Music behind DJ:
Barney Kessel and His Men 
Holly   Options Breakfast at Tiffany's  Reprise  0:40:57 ()
Celia Cruz con La Sonora Matancera  El Disgusto de la Rumba   Options Mexico, Que Grande Eres  Seeco  0:43:34 ()
Clara Nunes  Nação   Options Nação  EMI-Odeon  0:46:30 ()
Cal Tjader  Sally's Tomato   Options Sona Libre  Verve  0:50:15 ()
Messer für Frau Müller  2 x 2 = 5   Options Hyper Utesov Presents  Solnze  0:53:26 ()
Delta Rhythm Boys  Flickorna i Smaland   Options Guldkorn  Metronome/Warner Sweden  0:57:05 ()
Sounds Orchestral  Moon River   Options Meets Henry Mancini  Pye  0:59:41 ()
Music behind DJ:
Bongo Entp. 
Lujon   Options Lujon  Music for Dreams  1:03:37 ()
Oleg Kostrow  Y.O.U.   Options Aspirin & Serpantin  Solnze  1:07:14 ()
Thelonious Monk  Black and Tan Fantasy   Options The Thelonious Monk Memorial Album  Milestone  1:10:40 ()
Stock, Hausen & Walkman  Stripper   Options Organ Transplants vol. 2  Hot Air  1:13:59 ()
Bobby Darin  I Guess I'm Good for Nothing But the Blues   Options Mack the Knife: The Best of Bobby Darin, Volume 2  Atco  1:17:48 ()
Black Star Club (vocal: Sharmila)  Chozi Lanitoka   Options Nyota: Black Star & Lucky Star Musical Clubs (various artists)  GlobeStyle  1:21:12 ()
Gladys Knight & the Pips  Giving Up   Options 7-inch single (originally)  Maxx  1:24:21 ()
Music behind DJ:
Shudder to Think 
pH Balanced   Options High Art (soundtrack)  Velvel  1:27:14 ()
Henry Mancini  Latin Golightly   Options Breakfast at Tiffany's (soundtrack)  RCA  1:30:37 ()
Djavan  Para-Raio   Options A Voz, O Violao, A Musica de Djavan  Som Livre  1:33:28 ()
Pizzicato Five  Let's Be Adult   Options This Year's Girl  Seven Gods  1:35:52 ()
Ten Wheel Drive  Shootin' the Breeze   Options Peculiar Friends  Polydor  1:39:28 ()
Barbara Lory  In Questo Mondo   Options 7-inch single (originally)  Saint Martin Record  1:42:39 ()
The Bran Flakes  I Have a Friend   Options I Have Hands  Illegal Art  1:44:51 ()
Volcanic Eruption  I've Got Something Going for Me   Options Eccentric Soul: The Way Out Label (various artists)  Numero Group  1:47:45 ()
Piero Umiliani  Sophisticated Lady   Options Ode to Duke Ellington  Easy Tempo  1:50:39 ()
June Tabor  Solitude   Options Some Other Time  Hannibal  1:54:06 ()
Music behind DJ:
Johnny Beecher 
Sax Fifth Avenue   Options 45 played at 33  Warner Bros.  1:56:28 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 11:44am annie:

i'm too busy, not busy enough to switch the the drummer stream!
Avatar Thu. 4/13/17 12:00pm βrian:

That Jello mold reminds me of a Human Sexual Response album.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 12:01pm Michael:

Greetings Charlie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 4/13/17 12:01pm doctorjazz:

Hi Charlie and Nothingers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 4/13/17 12:02pm listener james from westwood:

Good afternoon, Charlie and all!
Avatar Thu. 4/13/17 12:02pm bobdoesthings:

heyyy.. so wait.. someone said this is your last show? or something? whats that about?
Avatar Thu. 4/13/17 12:03pm Charlie:

Hello dare, annie, ßrian, Michael, doctorjazz, listener james, and bobdoesthings!
Avatar Thu. 4/13/17 12:04pm Charlie:

bobdoes -- two more shows after today, then May 4, Underwater Theme Park with Meghan will move into this time slot. I am going to start grad school, and will not have time to continue doing the show, for some time, anyway.
Avatar Thu. 4/13/17 12:05pm bobdoesthings:

ahhh.. ohh.. bummer.. for us. but best of luck to you in grad school!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 12:06pm Little Danny:

Savoring these shows, Charlie
  Thu. 4/13/17 12:06pm gary mitchell:

Someday we'll look back at 2017 as a golden age.. when Ethel Smith was still getting airplay.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 4/13/17 12:07pm Passaic River Blues:

Ms. Dizzy Fingers herself!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 12:08pm annie:

i so love that tune......perhaps
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 12:08pm Little Danny:

Ethel Smith is a genius! I love her Latin records. Incredible lost lounge vibes
Avatar Thu. 4/13/17 12:09pm Charlie:

and hi there, Little Danny, Gary the M, Passaic R.B. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 12:10pm Webhamster Henry:

This is an incredible simulation!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 12:11pm Little Danny:

I forever associate Tipsy with your show, Charlie
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 12:11pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Hi Charlie! Today's playlist photo reminds me of my youth, which was misspent diving into Jell-O molds. Ah, the memories!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 12:11pm Webhamster Henry:

We are coming close to WFMU "Cocktail Lounge" material!
Avatar Thu. 4/13/17 12:11pm Charlie:

Hey! Henry! Wendy!
Avatar Thu. 4/13/17 12:12pm Charlie:

Henry -- put a straw and a paper umbrella in it!;)
Avatar Thu. 4/13/17 12:15pm βrian:

... and now it's into thick slabs of Taleggio?
Avatar Thu. 4/13/17 12:16pm Charlie:

Cheeses of all nations!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 4/13/17 12:18pm Uncle Michael:

Cheeses has risen.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 4/13/17 12:20pm JtotheK:

hi charlie, 'lo 'thar everyone.
  Thu. 4/13/17 12:20pm gary mitchell:

shadow boxing to this
Avatar Thu. 4/13/17 12:20pm Charlie:

Hello, Uncle Michael! JtotheK!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 12:21pm Dominick:

Greetings to all
Avatar Thu. 4/13/17 12:22pm βrian:

Our kitty loves to wade.
  Thu. 4/13/17 12:23pm Katya:

This Tipsy bed will always be a happy Charlie memory.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 12:27pm Dominick:

One of the greatest
Avatar Thu. 4/13/17 12:29pm Charlie:

Yo, yo, and also yo, Dominick and Katya:)
  Thu. 4/13/17 12:29pm jan:

Lovin' that B-3
  Thu. 4/13/17 12:30pm frenchee:

OH boy OH BOY, organ-ic delight! Hiya Charlie
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 12:31pm Carmichael:

Heya Charlie, is that really the "Martian" Denny Orchestra?
Avatar Thu. 4/13/17 12:32pm bobdoesthings:

haha whoa this is greatly improved at 33.
Avatar Thu. 4/13/17 12:32pm Charlie:

FAB-u-lous to see: jan! frenchee! and Carmichael!
Yes, Carmichael: MARTIAN
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 4/13/17 12:32pm Parq:

Nope, don't like it any better this way.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 4/13/17 12:32pm doctorjazz:

It does have an interesting effect at 33RPM.
Avatar Thu. 4/13/17 12:35pm Charlie:

Hi Parq -- well, at least it's *longer* that way
  Thu. 4/13/17 12:36pm Katya:

Giggling to myself with so much love for freeform radio right now. Cheers to music, great DJs, and fellow music makers/ enthusiasts
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 4/13/17 12:36pm Passaic River Blues:

At 33, the bass and chorus melody synth line take on a weird sort of assertive contemporary flavor. The vocals become obscure. It was pretty cool.
Avatar Thu. 4/13/17 12:41pm βrian:

Slow music shares certain affinities with slow food. One might say Charlie is an affineur of the cheese that is the Bee Gees, rendering it far more palatable.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 12:41pm Little Danny:

Great version. Always love jazz with vibes/guitar unison lines
  Thu. 4/13/17 12:44pm Katya:

Agreed, Little Danny. Adding Barney Kessel And His Men ‎– Breakfast At Tiffany's (Reprise Records R-6019 1961) to my record store wishlist. Man, so unlike Mancini's version, and LOVE that album cover art.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 4/13/17 12:45pm Jeff Golick:

Avatar Thu. 4/13/17 12:47pm Charlie:

Hola, Jeff G! Well met!
  Thu. 4/13/17 12:49pm Katya:

The fun Ugandan track reminds me, Soundeyet clued me in to a website sharing '70s-today cassettes from all African nations. Audio quality not the best (tapes after all), but the sounds! Was so inspired playing them that I cooked a West African feast on Monday. Still enjoying leftovers -- and African music.
Avatar Thu. 4/13/17 12:49pm Charlie:

I like to inject a little mold into the cheese. And that's what gave birth to the blues.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 4/13/17 12:49pm Jeff Golick:

Hail fellow!
  Thu. 4/13/17 12:59pm judy from croton:

Avatar Thu. 4/13/17 1:02pm Charlie:

Hi Judy -- yes:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 1:02pm Little Danny:

Mancini repeatedly hitting the spot
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 4/13/17 1:04pm Jeff Golick:

Reading about the Delta Rhythm Boys, and came upon this sentence: "Lee Gaines died of cancer in Helsinki on July 15, 1987. At Gaines's funeral, Hugh Bryant collapsed while performing, and died, apparently from a heart attack." !!!
Avatar Thu. 4/13/17 1:05pm βrian:

When that jello dries in your hair, you'll be muy fashionable.
  Thu. 4/13/17 1:06pm judy from croton:

Jag can inte Svenska
But i used to could
Avatar Thu. 4/13/17 1:09pm Charlie:

Jeff -- aww! died w his boots on.
ßrian -- edible hair gel is the new thing
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 4/13/17 1:11pm Jeff Golick:

So few notes needed for this dude, to hear that it's this dude.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 4/13/17 1:12pm JtotheK:

Monk Wu-Tang samples, yes!
Avatar Thu. 4/13/17 1:12pm βrian:

Senator Cruz: "Mmm, hair!"
Avatar Thu. 4/13/17 1:14pm ndbob:

Heya Charlie and everyone!
Avatar Thu. 4/13/17 1:16pm Charlie:

hi there, ndbob!
Jeff G -- you are so right:)
  Thu. 4/13/17 1:18pm judy from croton:

In Toronto recently, I heard many French speakers interject "Dude" into their patter
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 1:24pm Carmichael:

I remember two Russian teenage girls in line at the grocery jabbering away, occasionally using the word "whatever".
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 4/13/17 1:25pm Passaic River Blues:

This is primo Bobby Digital!
  Thu. 4/13/17 1:26pm Katya:

Yes! Dancing and howling along with Gladys
Avatar Thu. 4/13/17 1:27pm ndbob:

their best song Charlie!
Avatar Thu. 4/13/17 1:33pm βrian:

25 minutes until recess! I'm starving.
Avatar Thu. 4/13/17 1:33pm Charlie:

@judy, Carmichael -- I love hearing people interjecting English slang words into their otherwise native tongue conversations:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 1:34pm annie:

so, i'm almost officially near buying bitcoin..
Avatar Thu. 4/13/17 1:35pm βrian:

I sometimes interject the French "phoque" in my sentences.
Avatar Thu. 4/13/17 1:35pm Charlie:

ndbob -- glad you like that one!
Avatar Thu. 4/13/17 1:37pm Charlie:

annie - qu'est-ce que c'est?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 1:37pm Dominick:

Can't go wrong with this Sly loop
Avatar Thu. 4/13/17 1:38pm ndbob:

hi Annie!
Avatar Thu. 4/13/17 1:41pm Charlie:

and it's a sly Sly loop
  Thu. 4/13/17 1:42pm jan:

what a great show today
Avatar Thu. 4/13/17 1:48pm Charlie:

thanks, jan! i'm having fun:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 1:48pm annie:

hi nd!!!!! been missing you; i hope you're well. charlie, bitcoin is a virtual monetary system that is capable of being used in the place of dollars..
  Thu. 4/13/17 1:49pm Katya:

Who isn't friends with The Bran Flakes? Fun friends
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 1:50pm Artie Haywire:

Such fun always, with Charlie.
Avatar Thu. 4/13/17 1:52pm Charlie:

ah! bitcoin for everyone!
Avatar Thu. 4/13/17 1:53pm Charlie:

hi Artie :)
Avatar Thu. 4/13/17 1:54pm ndbob:

Great to see you Annie - I will try to be around a little more
Avatar Thu. 4/13/17 1:57pm ndbob:

excellent show Charlie!
Avatar Thu. 4/13/17 1:58pm northguineahills:

Superb, Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 4/13/17 1:58pm listener james from westwood:

many thanks, Charlie!
Avatar Thu. 4/13/17 1:58pm Listening Out There:

Just got here! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 1:58pm Michael:

Wunnerful Wunnerful Charlie. Thanks for your service.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 4/13/17 2:00pm doctorjazz:

Thanks Charlie!
Avatar Thu. 4/13/17 2:01pm Charlie:

Thanks everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 4/13/17 2:14pm Jeff Golick:

Belated thanks, @Charlie!
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