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Playlist for 19 November 2010 Options | A show that goes boom (-biddy-boom)

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Artist Song Album Label Comments Approx. start time
Trio  Boom Boom   Options Trio and Error  Mercury    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Novos Baianos  Um Bilhete para Didi   Options Acabou Chorare  Som Livre    0:03:17 (Pop‑up)
Dim Dim  Electric Boogaloo   Options Nectarine  Brinkman    0:06:06 (Pop‑up)
AndrĂ© Popp & His Orchestra  La Java des Bombes Atomiques   Options Delirium in Hi-Fi      0:08:31 (Pop‑up)
Ann-Margret  Let Me Entertain You   Options Va Va Voom - Screen Sirens Sing (various artists)      0:11:02 (Pop‑up)
Elakelaiset  Humppaleka (Viva Las Vegas)   Options       0:13:42 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Tony Hatch 
Herbin'   Options Hatchback  Sequel    0:16:01 (Pop‑up)
Animals  Boom Boom   Options Best of  MGM    0:19:41 (Pop‑up)
Ten Wheel Drive  Pulse   Options Brief Replies  Polydor    0:23:20 (Pop‑up)
Assagai  Telephone Girl   Options Assagai  Contour    0:27:39 (Pop‑up)
Mocean Worker  Siss Boom Bah! (featuring samples of Rahsaan Roland Kirk)   Options Cinco de Mowo!  Mowo Inc.    0:30:59 (Pop‑up)
Steve Dirkx  Yes Yes Yes   Options That's Crazy Music  Steve Dirkx    0:35:17 (Pop‑up)
Stan Freberg  Sh-Boom   Options A Child's Garden of Freberg  Capitol 
(thanks for the link, trs!)
0:36:51 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
John Morris 
Silent Movie March   Options Mel Brooks' Greatest Hits  Asylum    0:40:27 (Pop‑up)
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers  Blues March   Options Moanin'  Blue Note    0:43:27 (Pop‑up)
The Rip Off Artist  Bim Boom Bam   Options In Through the Out Door  Tigerbeat 6    0:49:40 (Pop‑up)
Stereo Total  Tu Peux Conduire Ma Bagnole   Options My Melody  Kill Rock Stars    0:52:17 (Pop‑up)
George Duning  Way Out Calypso   Options Bell, Book and Candle (soundtrack)  Colpix    0:54:35 (Pop‑up)
Liz Berg & Keili with the Hoof and Mouth Sinfonia  Cars With the Boom   Options WFMU 2009 Marathon Finale   
(nice picture, John!)
0:56:31 (Pop‑up)
Sly & The Family Stone  I Want to Take You Higher   Options Stand!  Epic    1:00:02 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Ennio Morricone 
Un Salotto Borghese (from Un Sacco Bello)   Options Eviva! Morricone  Avanz    1:05:19 (Pop‑up)
Shangri-Las  Sophisticated Boom Boom   Options '65 (also on the comp Myrmidons of Melodrama)  Red Bird    1:08:28 (Pop‑up)
Thomas Phale  Dragon Special   Options Kings and Queens of Township Jive (various artists)  Earthworks    1:10:28 (Pop‑up)
Tipsy  El Bombo Atomico   Options Trip Tease  Asphodel    1:14:24 (Pop‑up)
Kid Koala  Night at the Nufonia   Options Carpal Tunnel Syndrome  Ninja Tune    1:17:26 (Pop‑up)
Peter Sellers & Sophia Loren  Goodness Gracious Me   Options Peter Sellers Collection  EMI    1:21:06 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Michel Gonet 
Eve Majorette   Options Eve For Ever      1:24:05 (Pop‑up)
Satanicpornocultshop  Boing Boom Tschak   Options       1:27:14 (Pop‑up)
Joe Bataan  Chick a Boom   Options Gettin' Soulful (various artists)  Vampisoul    1:30:09 (Pop‑up)
Meters  Funky Miracle   Options Cissy Strut  Island 
(thanks for the picture, Jan!)
1:33:52 (Pop‑up)
Led Zeppelin  Good Times Bad Times   Options Led Zeppelin  Atlantic    1:36:15 (Pop‑up)
Novos Baianos  Tinindo Trincando   Options Acabou Chorare  Som Livre    1:39:31 (Pop‑up)
DJ Donna Summer  Boomshakalaka   Options Panther Tracks  Cock Rock Disco 
(thanks for sending the picture, DrummerSome!)
1:42:51 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
loop from   Options Symphony in Three Movements  Columbia    1:46:44 (Pop‑up)
GTO's  I'm in Love With the Ooo-Ooo Man   Options Permanent Damage  Bizarre / Straight    1:49:29 (Pop‑up)
Hopeton Lewis & The Chosen Few  Boom Sha-Ka-La-Ka   Options Baba Boom! Musically Intensified Festival Songs (various artists)  Trojan    1:52:44 (Pop‑up)
Sammy Davis Jr.  Bee-Bom   Options The Shelter of Your Arms  Reprise    1:55:28 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
George Martin 
A Hard Days Night   Options A Hard Days Night (soundtrack)  United Artists 
(thanks for the link, Katya!)
1:57:41 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

  12:05pm Drummer Some:

Charlie, tag you're it!
  12:06pm Charlie:

Yes, and we're off!
  12:06pm annie:

got it!.. yay
  12:07pm Randy:

Nice show Doug and Hi Charlie. Its Randy Glenn K's old friend.
  12:07pm Michael:

tap tap - is this thing on?
  12:07pm jan:

I thought I heard some relationship to the notes heard yesterday and today....but today there is melody.
  12:07pm Lunch Lady:

I want to hear this in fifteen-second bursts, repeating over and over.
  12:07pm Charlie:

Yo Randy! Long time no see. Welcome!
  12:07pm annie:

no early bird this time, :(
  12:08pm don:

you two back to back is the best thing that's happened to friday since urkel
  12:09pm Sara:

Charlie! Hooray!!! My ears are happy already and we're only on track two. So great to have you back on these airwaves...
  12:09pm Hugo:

Checking in at Checkpoint Charlie ...
  12:10pm Charlie:

Nice to be back, Sara! And, Don, I love Urkel!
  12:10pm Bernie:

Argh! You've just come on and I've got to go out.. Best wishes Charlie, will listen in full later!
  12:12pm Charlie:

Goodbye, Bernie, we hardly knew ye... enjoy the archive.
  12:13pm annie:

two hours?? say yes. even if it's wrong..
  12:14pm Randy:

I'll be back a little later on as well.
  12:15pm Charlie:

Well, I'll be here for two hours, anyway
  12:15pm Paul Sherratt:

Java time here ...
  12:16pm Charlie:

Pour me a cup, Paul...
  12:18pm Hugo:

Sounds Finnish to me ...
  12:18pm jan:

Charlie: don't forget to play the women singers that were part of the sample loop yesterday. Sounded quite lovely- if just for a few notes.
  12:18pm Charlie:

Yes Hugo! Finnish!
  12:18pm Gary Mitchell:

Pomus and Shuman are lighting one up to this
  12:19pm Charlie:

Jan, I think those few seconds were from Doug's mp3s
  12:20pm Charlie:

Viva Pomus and Shuman
  12:21pm Drummer Some:

'Tis true, Jan. That weird loop was a purgatory moment capturing one MP3 on the stream segueing into another.
  12:22pm monica:

yo, chaz! let you entertain me.
  12:22pm Katya Oddio:

Such fun to hear you back on WFMU! Welcome back, brotha!
  12:24pm Charlie:

Fun to be back, Katya. Yo, Monica!
  12:26pm Katya Oddio:

My head's confused though, because hearing Charlie on FMU means it's Monday morning
  12:27pm dj scott:

First time hearin' ya,Charlie.Nice variety.
Are you in Doug's basement?
  12:27pm Charlie:

Yeah, but at least you don't have the whole work week ahead of you!
  12:28pm Charlie:

Attic, Scott
  12:33pm Hugo:

Assagai! That's a great album!
  12:35pm trs:

Good to hear.
A photo contribution to the set:

Set to set
  12:35pm Charlie:

Agreed, Hugo, an old fave of mine.
  12:36pm trs:

In singular and context: http://rhizome.org/editorial/3699
  12:36pm Drummer Some:

The Yoruba-language (at least I believe it is Yoruba) version of Hey Jude on the Assagai LP is monstrous!
  12:37pm ndbob:

heya charlie!
  12:39pm Charlie:

Coming up, trs -- Yes, Hey Jude is great -- and Hi Bob in ND!
  12:41pm ndbob:

A lovely 18 degrees with a wind chill factor of 1 now.
  12:42pm marcury:

Stan Freberg!!!
  12:44pm Charlie:

And I thought Vermont was cold, Bob -- and it's only November! Plug in your car!
  12:51pm Hugo:

Art Blakey! Nothing but the hits? Check out Blakey on Jimmy Smith's "Sermon". 20 minutes of da groove! Phew!
  12:52pm bryce:

charlie, are you doing the front-left & rear-left channels
or front-right & rear-right?
  12:53pm Charlie:

I'm in the back of the theater with a boom box, Bryce, while you'r on stage with your orchester.
  12:55pm bryce:

there must be some mistake. can i get some more bubble bath in the monitors?
  12:56pm ndbob:

ah good one here!
  12:57pm Charlie:

more barn!
  12:58pm bryce:

  1:08pm Charlie:

I vividly remember the first time I heard this Sly song when it came out -- full length, on FM freeform commercial radio, NYC late 60s.
  1:13pm Hugo:

What a coincidence! The pic with the stack of radios on the playlist - the installation was done by Maia Urstad whom I know very well.
  1:15pm trs:

Really, Hugo?

I met her in Halifax when it finally arrived (after security hold ups) there in '06? Great installation.
  1:19pm Hugo:

Yes, my neighbour came along to put the installation together and Maia programmed the players from a computer. I saw and heard it when it was premiered here in Bergen.
  1:19pm Laura L:

Thanks for the old Tipsy favorita!
  1:19pm Charlie:

Looks (sounds?) like a great installation. Reminds me a little of those Nels Cline cassette pieces with an army of people walking through the streets playing prerecorded tapes on boomboxes (it is Nels Cline, right?)
  1:20pm Charlie:

You're quite welcome, LL!
  1:20pm Katya Oddio:

Boom-biddy-boom, indeed! Loving this show, man. So WFMU has 6 streams now? The main feed, Jewish stream, Ubuweb, Rock & Soul, Do or DUI, and Give the Drummer Radio? Not enough hours in the day for all that WFMU wants us to hear. Glad for all the options.
  1:22pm Charlie:

You'll have to listen subliminally in your sleep!
  1:22pm ndbob:

Yep - my music backlog is endless.
  1:24pm trs:

I saw it as part of this http://www.artnews.is/artnews_article.php?no=07_02&is=7

Speaking of wintery cold.
  1:24pm Charlie:

  1:30pm ndbob:

Looks interesting TRS - never been to Halifax, but i know a few people online from there.
  1:31pm jan:

Charlie - I sent a boom box photo from the 80s to your email.
  1:31pm Hugo:

Jana Winderen is also doing interesting work recording and processing nature sound - inluding underwater sound. And they're both on the Freq Out comps.
  1:36pm Hugo:

Jana at work - searching for those really deep sounds:

  1:37pm jill:

funk yeah.
  1:43pm Charlie:

Funky as you wanna be.
  1:44pm Gary Mitchell:

gentle noise.. purr purr
  1:45pm ndbob:

hello gary!
  1:46pm Charlie:

And now, noisy noise!
  1:47pm Gary Mitchell:

NDB you rock
  1:52pm jan:

The couple with the boom box was photographed om 42nd St, NYC in the 1980s.
  1:54pm Charlie:

Definitely of a time and place, Jan.
  1:57pm Gary Mitchell:

this has hit written all over it!
  1:57pm jan:

when and where were the other boom box holders shown on your playlist photographed?
  1:59pm Charlie:

I found 'em all on the web, Jan, no sources credited.
  2:00pm Gary Mitchell:

good show, i'm definitely awake now
  2:01pm ndbob:

great show charlie! - i'll catch the part i missed on the archive
  2:02pm Katya Oddio:

Another fave boom pic:
  2:02pm Charlie:

There's a great book (can't remember name right now) of all pictures of hiphop kids on the streets of NYC, in their velour sweats and matching caps -- lovely book
  2:02pm Katya Oddio:

Fan-freakin-tastic show, Charlie! Thank you! Happy weekend starter!
  2:02pm Charlie:

thanks, everybody for listening, and commenting!
  2:02pm Michael:

Thanks charlie - great stuff !
  2:23pm Shaun:

Fun, Charlie. Must have been a lot of work. Thank you!
  2:58pm Charlie:

It was fun putting it together, Shaun! Thanks for listening.
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