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Saturday, August 9, 2008 Options
WFMU 50th Anniversary Radio Greats Weekend

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Terry Folger (TKF)

It’s true, WFMU is officially middle-aged. And to celebrate, many djs of yore return to the airwaves this weekend. This week on TSP we join the party by suspending (for the most part) our usual ‘world music’ quasi-format and letting all hell break loose.

Joining in studio are indie artist manager extraordinaire (Manage This!) and former FMU dj / Program / Music Director David Newgarden + musician / composer and former FMU dj Matthew Ostrowski + Tom Crowe, the first DJ to go on the air at WFMU’s current studios in Jersey City. We remember other great ex-DJs with archival excerpts.

Also: we hear a couple of songs from a classic 1992 WFMU remote broadcast, the Ex and the late Tom Cora from the old NYC Knitting Factory. (The Ex soon re-enter our orbit as part of a star-studded WFMU/Lincoln Center collaborative multi-national multi-artist free concert at Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors on Wednesday August 20.)

WANTED: Obama Songs in multi-culti styles for our pre-election show!

We are putting together as many world music and / or non-English Obama songs as possible for the last show before the election on Saturday, November 1 and for a special one hour program during WFMU's special election day webstream on election day, November 4.

If you have suggestions for songs to play or want to offer your own creation, original song or mash-up please email your host Rob Weisberg via this g-mail address: r.l.weisberg AT gmail DOT com.


This Week's Playlist:

MIA: Bamboo Banga Options / Kala / Interscope

Shoukichi Kina: Haisai Ojisan Options / Peppermint Tea House / Luaka Bop

S.E. Rogie: Toomus Meremereh Nor Good Options / Various Artists: Africa Dance / Original Music

Uncredited: Hi Ho Options / Courlander's Almanac: Familiar Music in Strange Places / Smithsonian Folkways
Burmese song using the familiar melody. Produced by Harold Courlander in 1956 for Folkways Records.

Pawlo Humeniuk: I'm A Good Looking Cossack Options / Pawlo Humeniuk / Arhoolie

Mojmir Novakovic I Kries: God Oh God Options / Ivo I Mara + Konjanik
(Konjanik means "Ghostrider".) Soundtrack to film by Croatian director Branko Ivanda.

Helmut Lachenmann: Friere-Arie Options / Das Madchen mit den Schwefelholzern / ECM
The Little Match Girl

BMB Con: Amsterdam Options / Staalplaat

Dick Raaijmakers:

No: Track 6 Options / Beijing

Tereza Kesovija: Postao Si Navika Options / Kronolgija / Croatia Records

Paska: Bohemian Rhapsody Options / Women Are From Venus, Men From Anus / Riemu

Blazin' Spear: Wozani Options / Various Artists: Silvertab Harambe Dope Sessions / African Dope

Henry Mancini: The Floating Pad Options / Mr. Lucky (Soundtrack) / RCA

Brother Jack McDuff & David Newman: But It's Alright Options / Double Barrelled Soul / Atlantic

Aretha Frankln: Sweet Lover Options / Aretha / Columbia

Esquivel: Malaguena Options / The Genius of Esquivel / RCA Victor

Rosemary Clooney: I Only Have Eyes For You Options / A Touch of Tabasco / RCA Victor
With Perez Prado

The Immigrant: WFMU Aircheck Options
With John Kruth and Diana Kruth, July, 1986

Fred Frith: WFMU Aircheck Options
Song is by the group Duck and Cover

The Ex and Tom Cora: Hidegen Options
WFMU Live Broadcast from the (old) Knitting Factory NYC April 16, 1992

The Ex and Tom Cora:
WFMU Live Broadcast from the (old) Knitting Factory NYC April 16, 1992

Montego Joe: WFMU Aircheck: Drum Lesson Options
Recorded in Ghana; broadcast on his WFMU show "Accent on Percussion" on August 10, 1987

TKF: WFMU Aircheck Options
With Jad Fair and Mo Tucker and Hank and Kate, October 2, 1987

Listener comments!

  Sat. 8/9/08 6:33pm slugluv1313:

hi Rob! (and Matt O. and David too!) felines and i listening and loving the show! big HELLO to Katie too!!!!! (said all too brief hello to her yesterday while running to get subway)
  Sat. 8/9/08 7:28pm bromp:

frompy domp domp
  Sat. 8/9/08 8:08pm andy waltzer:

I have to chime in- Dan was the nicest person. I remember being about 17, working at Roy Rogers on Route 10 (East Hanover), writing him a note on the back of a napkin and he sent the kindest most inspiring letter back- I used to carry it around in High School for when I needed a pick me up. Great guy!
Matty O, Crow, David Newgarten- all hours of listening well spent.
  Sat. 8/9/08 8:18pm Bored:

Dirty hippies need their hands chopping off
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