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Sun Ra Arkestra 1960
Sun Ra Arkestra 1960
Sun Ra Arkestra 1960

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
pauline anna strom  Small Reptiles on the Forest Floor   Favoriting angel tears in sunlight  RVNG Intl        *   0:00:00 (Pop-up)
sharp veins  glue forest   Favoriting lips the same color  sharp veins        *   0:05:52 (Pop-up)
colin fisher  sanctum   Favoriting Reflections of the Invisible World  halocline trance        *   0:09:41 (Pop-up)
Marc Ribot Y Los Cubanos Postizos  aurora en pekin   Favoriting Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos Postizos (The Prosthetic Cubans)            0:14:34 (Pop-up)
another sunny day  I'm In Love With A Girl Who Doesn't Know I Exist   Favoriting london weekend            0:19:34 (Pop-up)
tracy thorn  femme fatale   Favoriting What Goes On: The Songs of Lou Reed  ace        *   0:21:26 (Pop-up)
Deniz Cuylan  purple plains of utopia   Favoriting no such thing as free will  headphone commute        *   0:24:04 (Pop-up)
lake ruth  VV   Favoriting birds of america            0:27:35 (Pop-up)
field works  vi   Favoriting Cedars  temporary residence Ltd        *   0:35:39 (Pop-up)
linda smith  i see your face   Favoriting til another time: 1988-96  captured tracks        *   0:37:27 (Pop-up)
jim mcneeley quintet  tipe tizwe   Favoriting Spiritual Jazz Vol 11: Steeple Chase v/a  jazzman        *   0:40:47 (Pop-up)
farhot  yak sher   Favoriting the wire tapper 55  the wire        *   0:44:22 (Pop-up)
chai  donuts mind if i do   Favoriting wink  sub pop        *   0:47:47 (Pop-up)
a girl called eddy  come to the palisades   Favoriting been around            0:51:39 (Pop-up)
adrian younge  light on the horizon   Favoriting the american negro  jazz is dead        *   0:56:57 (Pop-up)
sade  lovers rock   Favoriting lovers rock            0:59:51 (Pop-up)
barbara  parce que je t'aime   Favoriting bobino 1967            1:08:31 (Pop-up)
joji  window   Favoriting In Tongues            1:11:30 (Pop-up)
molly nilsson  when i have no words   Favoriting europa  night school        *   1:14:41 (Pop-up)
curtis mayfield  we the people who are darker than blue   Favoriting curtis            1:19:03 (Pop-up)
ken booth  is it becasue i'm black?   Favoriting Darker than Blue: Soul from Jamdown 1973-1980            1:20:43 (Pop-up)
fabian cooke  mother and child   Favoriting studio one ironsides v/a            1:23:15 (Pop-up)
barbara jones  slim boy   Favoriting melody life: trojan sisters v/a            1:25:47 (Pop-up)
Joe Gibbs & The Professionals  the great escape   Favoriting state of emergency            1:28:02 (Pop-up)
agrovators  ethiopians rock   Favoriting agrovators meets the revolutioners at channel one            1:31:02 (Pop-up)
the world famous supreme team  Hey DJ! (Extended Version)   Favoriting       12"      1:34:45 (Pop-up)
dawn richard  the potter   Favoriting second line: an electro revival  merge        *   1:40:38 (Pop-up)
tala am  sugar lump ( edit)   Favoriting africa airways five v/a  africa seven records          1:43:15 (Pop-up)
tim maia  quer queira, quer nao queira   Favoriting the existential soul of tim maia            1:48:12 (Pop-up)
malaria!  you you   Favoriting Les Filles Du Crépuscule v/a            1:52:55 (Pop-up)
xiu xiu  a bottle of rhum   Favoriting oh no  polyvinyl      with liz harris from grouper  *   1:57:15 (Pop-up)
sun ra arkestra  tiny pyramids   Favoriting Angels & Demons At Play/The Nubians Of Plutonia    1963        2:06:57 (Pop-up)
sun ra arkestra  moon dance   Favoriting Cosmic Tones for Mental Therapy/Art Forms of Dimensions Tomorrow    1961        2:10:20 (Pop-up)
sun ra arkestra  the others in their world   Favoriting Fate in a Pleasant Mood / When Sun Comes Out    1960        2:16:47 (Pop-up)
sun ra arkestra  the mystery of two   Favoriting The Great Lost Sun Ra Album - Crystal Spears    1973/2000        2:19:19 (Pop-up)
sun ra arkestra  saturn   Favoriting jazz in silhouette    1958        2:26:36 (Pop-up)
sun ra  speaks highly of billie holiday   Favoriting sun ra the eternal myth revealed vol 1 14 cd box set            2:30:36 (Pop-up)
Le Sun Ra and His Arkestra  great balls of fire   Favoriting the singles            2:31:04 (Pop-up)
jimmy hughes  steal away   Favoriting This Is Fame 1964-1968  kent soul        *   2:39:39 (Pop-up)
don drummond & the city slickers  that man is back   Favoriting Coxsone's Music: The First Recordings of Sir Coxsone, The Downbeat 1960-63            2:41:30 (Pop-up)
Marinero  luz del faro   Favoriting hella love  hardly art        *   2:43:56 (Pop-up)
laure briard  laure   Favoriting un peu plus d'amour s'il vous plait            2:48:32 (Pop-up)

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Listener comments!


Bonjour Trouble, you faked me out. 10 am here in France and I thought for a second it was time to tune in
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Handy Haversack:

Morning, Trouble and all the Troubled.
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guten Morgen – oder besser – guten nachmittag. hi all. hi bird-lady.
Mikey Capone:

Thank you, Trouble, for introducing me to Pauline Anna Strom. I embarked on an early-morning road trip last week and hers was the perfect soundtrack to an empty road and sunrise.
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Doug in JC:

Good morning
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am

Morning everyone! Love the sounds.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06am

Good morning! Beautiful song to be starting my day with.
Hey Handy!
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Dances with Moomins:

Good Morning NEW Jersey!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07am

good morning!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09am
Handy Haversack:

Hey, Phillippe.

Morning fellow trouble makers
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11am
alan the painter:

my favorite trouble to git into, good morning Trouble, Pige has primed me, my ears are for you you yOu...
Avatar 9:12am

this is really interesting, I haven't heard of Colin Fisher before, it's pretty rare to be good on both guitar and saxophone
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fm Mike:

Morning People of Earth!
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Howdy Trouble and People people.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15am

good modern last morning in may!

Ribot <3
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:21am

Damn, nice song!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:22am

Good morning, WFMU Land & the whole stinking World!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:23am
Ken From Hyde Park:

Aloha, Trouble and associated trouble makers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24am

heard some birds through the window thought the set might be over :D
Avatar This Is The Modern World with Trouble Hellraiser 2023 Swag For Life Member 9:27am

Morning all. Thursday starting off with a bang and mishegas at work....sigh....time to strap in with my incredibly strong Greek Frappe and blast off....
Avatar 9:28am

That Pauline Anna Strom was so lovely. Really inspires you to create.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31am
listener james from westwood:

And that Thorn cover of "Femme Fatale" was a great match for her voice.
Avatar 9:34am

Great start. I am digging that rare pic of the Arkestra. Happy Afterbirthday to Marshall !!
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Doug in JC:

Trouble, did you know Marc's brother hangs out around Grove Street?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:36am

no i did not @doug in JC
Avatar 9:37am

you perfectly pronouncied "deniz", and, as a turkish speaker I'm not sure that "cuylan" is turkish :) thank you for wonderful show trouble.
Avatar 9:39am
Doug in JC:

@trouble He sells his own music at a locksmith shop. He's not as famous as his brother, of course
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:42am

merci@ sispus!
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if cuylan is turkish, it may be pronounced like "jooy-lan". well, maybe :)
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Listener Gregory:

That is a great picture of the Arkestra, but it made me wonder: Are there any pictures of Sun Ra smiling?
Avatar 9:48am

hello trouble and listeners
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Listener Gregory: I've never seen one
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good morning @faye!
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Ooh a non-Jody Eddy song!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:56am

good morning! really enjoying the show
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59am

whenever i saw sun ra perform there was always a lot of smiling going on! there are a few records from the 90's where he is on the cover smiling...
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Goat whistling is not the same as wolf whistling.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:06am
Greg from ZONE 5:

Morning Trouble & Faye & all!

I feel like Sunny almost always had a bemused smile on his face.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:10am

jersey city public library lgbtq+ short story meet zoom link:
short story link
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Barbara is divine!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:12am
Passaic River Blues:

Barbara = incroyable!

I have hours of Andy Walsers shows on cassette mix tapes
Absolutely loved Andy’s musical chops
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:19am
Jason from Houston:

❤︎ ❤︎ ❤︎ ❤︎ ❤︎ ❤︎ ❤︎ ❤︎
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Jeff in Brooklyn:

Curtis! Thank you Trouble!
Avatar 10:21am

i like the way ken booth sings 'hollow bones' in this cover
Mark Williams:

Ken Boothe is still with us. One of the few from that golden generation of singers/musicians that started during ska who still are. This compilation, btw... so good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:29am

you couldn't cool a dumpling...
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thanks for keeping wfmu a babylon free zone
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:30am
Rosey is Listening on 91.1 MHz:

All I know is that it's been way too long since I've gone to Brooklyn Chinatown for frozen dumplings to bring home. So tasty and such a good deal.
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Hubig Pie:

Mmmmm....... dumplings
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Chef One frozen dumplings are addictive
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Doug in JC:

I recently found out about salt and pepper king oysters and now I can't wait to get to Brooklyn to try them
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big choon!
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Hey DJ, Thank you !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:36am
Greg from ZONE 5:

There are A LOT more DJs in the entire world than there were when TWFSP recorded this song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:37am

@Rosey: I did just that recently... and then made hot & sour soup using this recipe and it is SO good:

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Korean mandu dumplings ( bibigo brand ) are super-yummy
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:40am

backup singers on this remind me of Strawberry Switchblade
Avatar 10:42am

"Hey DJ!" and Fab Five's "Change the Beat" are definite go-to dance numbers
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:43am
Passaic River Blues:

@Nathan: in a better world, the Supreme Team and Strawberry Switchblade collaborated on a half dozen mixtapes in a feverish stretch during the summer of '85.

For anyone into WFST: a few years ago i found some recordings of their radio show (on whbi).
82-83 ish? My fave part of hip hop history!

Thanks for talking about the short story group!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:55am

wow @ markinbrooklyn: that must be amazing!
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Back on the dance floor
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'Cause everybody knows...
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@rachfaced: happy to pass on info!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:55am

loving this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:58am
joe mulligan:

lots of fun 80s tunes in this set. Hey Trouble, how's DJ Icepack been doing? Does DJ icepack know DJ Purple Haze?
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Hubig Pie:

And remember kidz
It's pronounced Zy-you Zy-you
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@markinbrooklyn cool! do you have a link?
Eric Kilkenny:

Gooood morning Trouble and modern worldererers
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:03am
Jason from Houston:


Your French is hot
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Hubig Pie:

Shoe Shoe is correct,me thinks
I got the alternative pronunciation from a college radio Dj
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:04am

Friend-of-a-friend is a former band-member, and I remember "shoe-shoe" was the way they said it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:05am
Webhamster Henry:

'X' in pinyin is pronounced 'Hs'.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:06am
Barney Grubbs:

The Xiu Xiu guy says is "Shi-yu Shi-yu" (at least as of 2008): commons.wikimedia.org... (unless they're prononuncing it shwee shwee)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:06am

The bigger question is how do you pronounce "rhum". If Rhode Islanders pronounce "room" as "rum", then surely "rhum" sounds like everyone else saying "room"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:07am
Barney Grubbs:

(also the "iu" in Pinyin is normally more like a condensed "eeyo")
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:07am
listener james from westwood:

@Trouble, how long did Matt Warwick play that Felder cut?! I say crank the Supreme Team track each week as well!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:07am
Webhamster Henry:

Technically, X -> "/ɕ/"

She-you she-you

Awe Trouble if I lived closer I’d drop off a snack for you😻love your show

the arkestra is playing tonite at the woodlands!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:07am

Here ya go: 🥞☕️
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Passaic River Blues:

@Listener James: hahahaha

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Barney Grubbs:

@henry: the voiceless alveolo-palatal fricative! (had to look it up)

Just make see Devine and what was his name in the supreme team your theme music for a bit...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:09am

thank you @susan! i am going to imagine that you just dropped off an onigiri for me from our local jewel called koro koro! and it is delicious!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:10am

merci@ sydnius!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:11am
Webhamster Henry:

@Barney - Indeed - to the English ear is sounds like 'sh' but it isn't, just like English, Italian and French 'r' (and Portuguese) shouldn't be using the same letter.
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alan the painter:

AND!!! the Arkestra is playing LIVE at the Woodlands Mansion, in Philadelphia, postponed till TONIGHT! 6p prompt!
Ars Nova Workshop is producing this event.
Come on oUt, I will be Painting LIVE!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:12am
Passaic River Blues:

@Alan: that's awesome!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:14am

sounds amazing@alan the painter!!
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alan the painter:

Thank you Trouble, Providence will be with me!
Mark Williams:

we have a lamp that's in the shape of the Moon, craters and all. 3D printing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:22am
tim from champaign (now washington):

Thanks for the Arkestra this morning, Trouble! One of my big regrets in life is sleeping on getting tickets to see The Arkestra play at a roller rink in Seattle a few years back.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:26am

that sounds like it would have been super fun@tim. large spaces allow them to snake/ parade through the crowd, it's pretty magical.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:31am
Fishtown Mike:

@Alan, thanks for the info!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am
tim from champaign (now washington):

@Trouble - I've been told that bands set up in the center of the roller rink and skating is allowed during performances. I agree with you that the Arkestra would have a lot of fun in that environment.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:34am

wow! @ tim!

Hey, here are a coupla WFST links:


Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:37am
tim from champaign (now washington):

Go Marshall!

gah, sun ra sold out

oops, this is the one to check first:


since we're on the subject: when Brazilians say 'Tim Maia', it's usually pretty close to the IPA given on his Wikipedia entry - [tʃĩ ˈmajɐ] - so at the end you do have that strongly nasalized "eehn" sound, almost as if you were saying 'team' but without fully pronouncing the 'm'. That's the [ĩ] part. And there's usually a connecting "sh"-like sound between /t/ and /ĩ/ - it could in fact be /ʃ/ but it's usually a bit softer, more like the /ɕ/ that is today's favorite phoneme. But at the end of the day, it's a connecting sound that doesn't neatly fit into the descriptions of the primary vowels + stops that most words are defined by. And again, there's lots of speaker variance - you usually hear it but sometimes you don't (even in Tim Maia songs). Same applies to the 'ti'/'te' and 'di'/'de' throughout most of Brazilian Portuguese, btw. Which is of course not to say the DJ that Trouble got her advice from is wrong of course - just that it takes time to get used to hearing these distinctions. So by saying "Teem" rather than "Tim" at least one is moving in the right direction...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:49am
Mike W:

Quietly been enjoying the &%#@ out of today’s show as a newly unemployed unit, thank you @Trouble
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:49am

HaPpPy 97th! Marshall Allen!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:50am
Mike W:

also old enough to have seen the Arkestra led by Sun Ra (1990, Mpls)...and unemployed. That’s good though, right? Middle-age and unemployed?? SOMEONE TELL ME THIS IS GOOD
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52am

so sorry to hear about your unemployment status mikew, but happy to hear you have had the pleasure of seeing sun ra live
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52am
Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks for the delightful three-hour tour this morning, Trouble. Have a nice holiday weekend.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53am
tim from champaign (now washington):

@Mike W - it is good!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53am
Mike W:

Thanks! And um actually...i done made this leap myself. To enable more leaps! (At least that’s the plan, so far as I know it!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:54am
Mike W:

The best part about growing older is coming to terms with the fact that you’ve never really understood anything. The only thing is to be kinder, in increasing ways, every day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am

thanks for sitting in today! see you next week
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am

trauma recovery event in JC: tinyurl.com/jcmay28
hosted by jersey city public library
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am
tim from champaign (now washington):

@Mike - you said it perfectly.

Thanks for the wonderful sounds today, Trouble!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57am
Greg from ZONE 5:

Thanks Trouble!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am
Passaic River Blues:

Thank you!

@MikeW - other than the not earning money part, it is in fact a good thing for you (spiritually). Because this is the time of our live when we start to realize (internally, intuitively, rather than from ideology) how unnecessary and existentially pointless most "work" has become
Avatar This Is The Modern World with Trouble Hellraiser 2023 Swag For Life Member 11:59am

Thank you!
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