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Playlist for 17 February 2011 Options | Beat, blank, and beyond, or: Beat blanket bingo

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Phillipa Fallon, in High School Confidential (see below)

Artist Song Album Label Comments Approx. start time
Jack Burger with Danny Gould  excerpt   Options Let's Play Bongos      0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Ellie Girl with Seven Beat Sulks  "crazy cafe"   Options Greenwich Village's Cafe Bizarre Presents Assorted Madness (various artists)  Musitron    0:01:34 (Pop‑up)
Elmer Bernstein  Like Having Fun   Options The Beat Generation Box (various artists)  Rhino    0:03:31 (Pop‑up)
Del Close & John Brent  introduction   Options How to Speak Hip  Mercury  download here  0:05:44 (Pop‑up)
Don Elliott Quartet  Opening Music   Options The Thurber Carnival      0:06:56 (Pop‑up)
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross  Twisted   Options The Hottest New Group In Jazz  Columbia    0:09:33 (Pop‑up)
some beats-not-beats  Footloose in Greenwich Village (1960 radio documentary excerpt)   Options The Beat Generation Box      0:11:58 (Pop‑up)
Sammy Davis Jr.  A Lot of Livin' To Do   Options The Wham of Sam  Reprise    0:13:16 (Pop‑up)
Stevenson Phillips  explains beat to the un-beat   Options Greenwich Village's Cafe Bizarre Presents Assorted Madness      0:16:13 (Pop‑up)
Jack Ross  Mumbles   Options Las Vegas Grind, Part 2 (various artists)      0:17:30 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
The Cologne Sound 
Solitute   Options The Super Sounds of Bosworth (various artists)  Trunk    0:19:54 (Pop‑up)
Del Close & John Brent  The Hang Up (excerpt)   Options How to Speak Hip  Mercury  download  0:23:32 (Pop‑up)
Shel Silverstein  Have Another Espresso   Options       0:25:03 (Pop‑up)
Del Close & John Brent  The Hang Up (excerpt)   Options How to Speak Hip  Mercury  download  0:27:26 (Pop‑up)
Arthur Doyle  Love Ship (excerpt)   Options 7-inch single  Audible Hiss    0:28:15 (Pop‑up)
Moondog  Bumbo   Options The Viking of Sixth Avenue  Honest Jons    0:29:26 (Pop‑up)
Del Close & John Brent  Vocabulary Building (excerpt)   Options How to Speak Hip  Mercury  download  0:31:11 (Pop‑up)
Beach Boys  Wind Chimes   Options Smiley Smile  Capitol    0:32:08 (Pop‑up)
Cartwright/Oppenheim  The Dog   Options A Mumbai of the Mind  Harriton Carved Wax  text by Lawrence Ferlinghetti  0:34:38 (Pop‑up)
Anne Waldman  Musical Garden   Options John Giorno & Anne Waldman: A Kulchur Selection  Giorno Poetry Systems  download  0:41:21 (Pop‑up)
Shooby Taylor  You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You   Options Sings!  none  Shooby!  0:44:48 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Henry Mancini 
Brief and Breezy   Options The Music from Peter Gunn      0:47:09 (Pop‑up)
Nat Adderley  Work Song   Options Work Song      0:50:35 (Pop‑up)
Kenneth Patchen  In Order To   Options Selected Poems      0:54:47 (Pop‑up)
Viscounts  Harlem Nocturne   Options 7-inch single (originally)  Madison  42 versions of Harlem Nocturne here!  0:56:23 (Pop‑up)
Annette  Lonely Guitar   Options 7-inch single (originally); A Musical Reunion with America's Girl Next Door  Buena Vista; Disney    0:58:46 (Pop‑up)
cast member  poem   Options Peter Gunn TV soundtrack      1:01:27 (Pop‑up)
Phillipa Fallon  High School Drag   Options High School Confidential movie soundtrack    watch it here  1:02:32 (Pop‑up)
Hombres  It's a Gass   Options       1:04:37 (Pop‑up)
Sorrels Pickard  Who Really Cares   Options Sorrels Pickard  Decca    1:06:18 (Pop‑up)
Lulu  Love Loves to Love Love   Options Love Loves to Love Lulu  EMI/Columbia    1:09:36 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Guess Who 
969 (The Oldest Man)   Options American Woman  RCA    1:11:51 (Pop‑up)
Essential Logic  Tame the Neighbors   Options Fanfare in the Garden      1:14:53 (Pop‑up)
Bob McFadden and Dor (Rod McKuen)  The Beat Generation   Options The Beat Generation Box (various artists)    (originally on Brunswick LP, Songs Our Mummy Taught Us)  1:17:46 (Pop‑up)
Richard Hell and the Voidoids  Blank Generation   Options       1:19:54 (Pop‑up)
un-named CBGB habitue  punk documentary clip   Options     found in this video on YouTube (about 2:30 in)  1:22:34 (Pop‑up)
Pulsallama  The Devil Lives in My Husband's Body   Options 7-inch single  Y Records    1:23:17 (Pop‑up)
Michael O'Brien and John Elk  How to Speak Modern (excerpt)   Options     found it here  1:26:34 (Pop‑up)
Go-Go's  This Town   Options Beauty and the Beat      1:27:28 (Pop‑up)
Michael O'Brien and John Elk  How to Speak Modern (excerpt)   Options       1:30:41 (Pop‑up)
Missing Persons  Words   Options 7-inch single  Capitol    1:31:14 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Gary Numan and Tubeway Army 
When the Machines Rock   Options Replicas  Atco    1:35:42 (Pop‑up)
Pamela Z  Geekspeak   Options Sonic Circuits IV (various artists)  Innova    1:38:42 (Pop‑up)
Eric B and Rakim  Follow the Leader   Options 12-inch single  Uni    1:46:18 (Pop‑up)
C-Mon & Kypski  Giants of Jazz   Options Vinyl Voodoo  Supertracks    1:51:49 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Bit Shifter 
Hexadecimal Genome   Options Information Chase  8bitpeoples  free download here, from WFMU's Free Music Archive  1:57:23 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

  9:01am Enid OK:

Yay Charlie!
  9:02am annie:

just to let you know the comments section link only works after the page is set up. .. it's the learning curve.. good morning.!
  9:03am charlie:

Hey, Enid! Good morning, everyone.
  9:03am Vicki:

Herro :)
  9:03am Wally Ballou:

  9:03am Michael:

  9:04am charlie:

Hellooo, Vicky, --ally Ballou, and Michael too.
  9:07am charlie:

testing testing testing
  9:08am Vicki:

  9:08am Drummer Some:

Hi Charlie.
  9:09am Laura L:

vier, fünf , sechs
  9:09am charlie:

open mic at the beat joint...
morning, Doug!
  9:09am charlie:

sept, huit, neuf...
  9:11am Michael:

Cool daddio!
  9:11am camilla:

LOVE that bongo music! I will have to listen later . . .I have YET another dance with my Dentist today . . .grimace&groan . . .Cam
  9:14am Anne:

So glad to be in the grotto with you Charlie.
  9:14am Michael:

Snapping my fingers as I try to type here...
  9:15am charlie:

espresso by candle light...
  9:18am Lord Buckley:

Man, this show is bent.
  9:18am Brian C.:

Dig it baby, Cue Del Close Basic Hip!
  9:19am charlie:

Hey, Brian, baby, like, don't get hung up, man... Just cool it, and dig... ;)
  9:19am Lewis (not Charlie):

Good morning from the other Cheese State, better known these days for its questionable labor practices....
  9:21am seang:

I am sooo beat
  9:21am Michael:

Far, far out Charlie. So far out now we're in.
  9:22am charlie:

When I think "Wisconsin," I think "cheese," Lewis.
Morning, Seang.
  9:25am camilla:

Just got a reprieve from the dentist . WAY OUT ! I'm donning my beret as we speak . . .( for the rest of you, Charlie actually does wear a beret!) . .
  9:30am Maynard G. Kreps:

  9:30am Drummer Some:

Perfect PERFECT Arthur Doyle drop. At first I thought it was Shooby Taylor!
  9:31am Maynard G. Krebs:

Krebs I mean. The G stands for Walter.
  9:32am charlie:

Raw-shaw, splaw, man!
  9:34am charlie:

hung up on wind chimes... in their little pad...
  9:38am charlie:

Hey, Maynard, how come those Dobie Gillis shows aren't available on DVD or to watch on Netflix or Hulu or sumpin'? Like, I'm just sayin'...
  9:39am Bob Denver:

Don't ask me, I'm out of that hippy loop.
  9:40am charlie:

OK, little buddy.
  9:42am Maynard G. Krebs:

Trying to resolve the Gillis estate involved too much "Work"!?
  9:44am charlie:

lol, Maynard
  9:45am charlie:

as prophesied by Mr. Drummer Some -- Shooby!
  9:45am Jon:

ahhhhh! Shooby!
  9:47am monica:

hey chaz! steady flippin' my wig over here, man.
  9:48am charlie:

hey, monica, like, cool, baby! thanks for droppin by the pad.
  9:48am Lenny Bruce:

Remember me!
  9:49am charlie:

btw, steady flippin' -- nice hip-hop update of hepster lingo!
  10:00am Gary Mitchell:

I don't know what it is, but this kid has something special.
  10:01am ernie kovacs:

hey hipsters. don't forget me.
  10:02am charlie:

Hey, Ernie and Lenny -- no requests, please! the show is canned!
  10:02am ernie kovacs:

my best line - television is called a medium because it is rare that it is well done.
  10:03am charlie:

Hey, Gary -- good morning!
  10:04am Gary Mitchell:

now this is poetry, man!
  10:05am charlie:

It's a gasssss...
It's a king-size drag...
  10:06am ndbob:

Heya Charlie and everyone!
  10:08am charlie:

Morning, Bob, just flew in from ND and boy are his arms tired. (thanks for the mp3, btw!)
  10:09am ndbob:

You are welcome. No doubt the only Northern soul record that you can hear Paul Simon on.
  10:10am Katya Oddio:

Morning! When reading the writeup, I hoped Del Close would land in the mix. Told good ole Basic Hip to tune in for this one.
  10:10am Gary Mitchell:

which one, bob?
  10:13am ndbob:

You Don't Know Where Your Interest Lies by Dana Valery
  10:13am charlie:

Dana Valery doing "You Don't Know Where Your Interest Lies," Gary.
  10:13am Gary Mitchell:

ahh yes. btw, charlie nice bg track from guess who
  10:14am charlie:

Hi Katya! You called it!
Visit Basic Hip here, folks:
  10:14am charlie:

Burton Cummings, hipster flute player!
  10:15am ndbob:

Who is Sergio Franchi's sister btw,
  10:15am Gary Mitchell:

Brian Wilson was a big fan of the Del Close and John Brent LP, but you probably already mentioned that.
  10:17am charlie:

I didn't know that Gary! But the Wind Chimes song is exactly about getting "hung up" on looking at "things," as Del and John described.
  10:20am ndbob:

I didn't know that either Gary.
  10:21am don:

yo, charlie! breakin hip!
  10:22am Gary Mitchell:

tasty guzz - robert quine?
  10:24am Katya Oddio:

OMG!! Pulsallama! Long live Anne Magnuson! Long time fave 45.
  10:25am charlie:

Yes, Gary
Hi Don! Having a good morning, I Trust...
  10:25am charlie:

I saw them live, Katya, 1981 or 2, opening for the Clash, in Asbury Park, NJ!
  10:25am Brian C.:

Chaz, if you could post the Pulsallama mp3 somehow, I'd really dig it--I just checked for it on iTunes (squaresville, I know) and they didn't have it
  10:26am ndbob:

This is great!
  10:26am charlie:

A girl from my high school was in this band, btw...
  10:29am Katya Oddio:

Charlie, no way! Excellent. Brian, the song is all over the web. Here's one spot: http://www.lastdaysofmanonearth.com/blog/?p=244 They are on Facebook, too.
  10:30am Katya Oddio:

Pulsallama or the Go-Gos?
  10:31am Brian C.:

Katya, thanks, I found it--been a long time since I heard that track!
  10:32am charlie:

Pulsallama -- damn lag time on these comments!
  10:33am Katya Oddio:

Which lady, Charlie? They were all so cool. Anne is still at it. She makes me laugh on Facebook. LOVE this set, said the old lady punk who can't sing along. Tonsilitis.
  10:37am Katya Oddio:

"I'm a mummy"
  10:38am charlie:

She called herself "Bubbles." Yes, Ms. Magnuson still rocks it. Dig her album The Luv Show. Rest your voice, K.O.
  10:44am glenn:

hey drummer, i'm loving the pakistani instrumental stuff.
  10:45am Drummer Some:

Innat stuff great, Glenn?! Glad you like.
  10:47am charlie:

glenn, are you listening to jason?
  10:48am Drummer Some:

Charlie, Glenn is listening to an item that I linked to in my weekly e-Newsletter.
  10:49am glenn:

i'm not sure if i have enough memory left to do the chess box set though. nope. i'm listening to the pakistani instrumental stuff that doug recommended for download. he's just a big old enabler.
  10:52am ndbob:

Those Pakistani instrumentals are great.
  10:53am ndbob:

As is the Azerbaijani film music Doug recommended.
  10:53am charlie:

OK, thanks for the clarification! Not that I don't dig a good Pakistani instrumental myself...
  10:57am glenn:

i kinda like the way the cheesy farfisa works with the tabla and the other traditional instruments.
  10:58am ndbob:

Indeed Glenn.
  10:59am ndbob:

Great show Charlie! I'll catch the first hour on the archive.
  11:00am charlie:

Cool, Bob. Thanks, everyone, for hanging out this morning. See you soon!
  11:00am Arthur:

COUSIN CHARLES: Love the show (have not listened in some time)! Hope all is well. Arthur
  11:00am Gary Mitchell:

The critics all agreed, this show was better than "The Monster That Devoured Cleveland."
  11:01am Michael:

Thanks Charlie!
  11:02am charlie:

Wow, hey, Arthur! Thanks, Gary, Michael, all. "Keep cool, but care"...
  11:02am glenn:

i'm off too. going to buy a new gretsch.
  11:02am Katya Oddio:

Thanks, Charlie! Always so great! Charlie + WFMU, it's just right
  10:09am Kootchman:

Gee My Hair Is Getting Big In The Back! Going Out For A Peter Butter And Bologna Sandwich In Tribute...
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