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Saturday, March 17, 2012 Options

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Shanren - the "Mountain Men" - blend the traditions of mountainous southwest China with rock, reggae and ska. The four-piece combines guitar, bass and drums with traditional folk instruments of southwest China's ethnic minorities.

Now on a very grassroots debut North American tour (click here to help support the tour via a rocket hub fundraising campaign) Shanren makes its NJ club debut Tuesday March 20 at the Saint in Asbury Park.

But you can hear Shanren's first ever Garden State appearance right here on FMU.


Big thanks to our illustrious engineer Juan Aboites and assistant Zeke Mishanec!

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Los Hippy-Loyas: Love, Love, Love Options / Various Artists: Chicas / Vampi-Soul (0:00:00 )

Traffic Sound: Jews Caboose Options / Virgin / Munster / * (0:03:15 )
New Reissue

Futon: I Wanna Be Your Dog Options / Never Mind the Botox / Rehab (0:09:04 )

Super Guachin: Se Pixelo el Vinto Options / Single / ZZK / * (0:12:19 )

Yambu: Caballo Options / Various Artists: Subway Salsa: The Montuno Records Story / VampiSoul / * (0:20:21 )

Carne Cruda: The Spirit of Carnaval Options / Oakland's Tight / Rough Whirled (0:24:46 )

Mighty Sparrow: Zinah Options / Sparromania! / Strut / * (0:29:10 )
Feat. Ed Watson & Sparrow's Troubadours

El Varon de la Bachata: Besame Morenita Options / Ese No Es Mi Hogar / El Varon de la Bachata (0:32:09 )

Johnny Ventura: Bobine Options / Serie Azul Tropical / Sony (0:36:18 )
Cover of song by Haitian Band Les Ambassadeurs

Winnie Mashaba: Le Nna Ke a Rata Options / Modimo O Na Le Nna / CCP (0:45:55 )

Phimpha Phonsiri: Isaan Khieow Options / Isaan Khieow / Rota (0:49:53 )

Shanren: Give Me My Money Back Options / Shan Ren Band / UTC (0:54:21 )

Shanren: Interview Options / Unreleased / Unreleased (1:01:00 )

Shanren: Naxi Song (Live on WFMU) Options / Live on WFMU / Unreleased (1:11:05 )

Shanren: The Left Foot Dance of the Yi People (Live on WFMU) Options / Live on WFMU / Unreleased (1:14:06 )

Shanren: Thirty Years (L:ive on WFMU) Options / Live on WFMU / Unreleased (1:18:26 )

Shanren: Drinking Song (Live on WFMU) Options / Live on WFMU / Unreleased (1:22:16 )

Shanren: Wa Drinking Song (Live on WFMU) Options / Live on WFMU / Unreleased (1:26:10 )

Shanren: The Crab (Live on WFMU) Options / Live on WFMU / Unreleased (1:30:05 )

Shanren: The Last Song (Live on WFMU) Options / Live on WFMU / Unreleased (1:34:00 )

Gong Myoung: Play With Us! Options / Various Artists: Into the Light II / MCST (1:38:13 )

Chieftains w/Carlos Nunez: Lundu Options / Voice of Ages / Blackrock / * (1:42:31 )

The Gloaming: Óró, Sé do Bheatha ‘Bhaile Options / Recorded at Grouse Lodge, February 2011 / Unreleased (1:45:48 )

Oliver Schroer and Nuala Kennedy: The Crystal Sun Options / Enthralled / Borealis / * (1:51:26 )

Planxty: Reels: The Old Torn Petticoat; The Dublin Reel; The Wind That Shakes The Barley Options / Cold Blow and Rainy Night / Shanachie (1:56:18 )

Sonagi Project: Rain in Forest Options / Various Artists: Into the Light II / MCST (2:07:20 )

Bandarneshinan Ensemble: Gol Ey Gol Options / Salam Ey Nakhoda - Music from South Persia / Mariposa (2:10:29 )

Hijaz: Leaving Adana Options / Chemsi / Zephyrus / * (2:20:55 )

Jim Guttmann: Beregovski 90: Skocne Options / Bessarabian Breakdown / Kleztone (2:23:37 )

Ben Holmes Trio: Gankino Options / Ben Holmes Trio / Valvetone Studios (2:31:01 )

Alexis Cuadrado: Por La Minima (Bulerias) Options / Noneto Iberico / Bjurecords / * (2:34:41 )

Listener comments!

  Sat. 3/17/12 6:12pm Steve-O:

Hey Rob! Hope you're having a nice St. Patrick's Day, my good man. BTW, Got any info on Los Hippy-Loyas? Where they're from, what year the album or single was released, etc.? Just curious. =)
Avatar Sat. 3/17/12 6:14pm Rob W:

Thanks Steve. I totally missed the memo about doing a show on St Patrick's Day - my band is from China! As for the Hippy-Loyas, they're from Spain from the 60s - Chicas is a compilation of Spanish female artists bubblegum / pop from that era.
  Sat. 3/17/12 6:17pm seang:

so messed up!
  Sat. 3/17/12 6:17pm Sue:

Hi, Rob! Happy Chinese St. Patty's Day! :)
Avatar Sat. 3/17/12 6:18pm Rob W:

And happy Chinese St. Patty's Day to everyone, thanks Sue!
  Sat. 3/17/12 6:20pm Detroit Mac:

I don't remember the Stoogies doing it like this in the Grande Ballroom. Great collection of South American 1970 Prog Rock at Dangerous Minds:
  Sat. 3/17/12 6:29pm Jia:

Happy St. Patty Day Rob! first time listening and looking forward to Shanren playing!
  Sat. 3/17/12 6:31pm Ken From Hyde Park:

For my father-in-law's 70th birthday today, we went to a Chinese buffet for lunch. All that was missing was the Shanren.
  Sat. 3/17/12 6:34pm Gourmand:

Nothing says festive quite like an all-you-can-eat buffet!
Avatar Sat. 3/17/12 6:34pm Rob W:

Ken, perfect, thanks! And thanks for tuning in Jia! Shanren is coming up in at the top of the hour, stay tuned!
  Sat. 3/17/12 6:57pm Jia:

Very danceable Latin music from South America and Caribbean. btw Rob, your program helps math. When I post a comment, I get an addition to do.
  Sat. 3/17/12 7:05pm Ike:

  Sat. 3/17/12 7:07pm Jia:

This is very rock sound.
Avatar Sat. 3/17/12 7:11pm Rob W:

The cd track had a harder rock sound than most of the songs they will do live - but I think you'll like what you're about to hear.
  Sat. 3/17/12 7:15pm Jia:

Ok. I am listening to the interview. Great.
Avatar Sat. 3/17/12 7:16pm Rob W:

Thanks Jia! And I'm glad we can help you practice with your math. Although I'm lucky - here at the station when I post a comment, I don't have to do the math equation!
  Sat. 3/17/12 7:18pm Jia:

What's this song name?
Avatar Sat. 3/17/12 7:21pm Rob W:

I didn't do a great job of transcribing the title - Lasomi possibly? I may update this page later with more precise titles of a few of the songs - I will need to contact the band first though. Or you can email me via the email link on this page and I can check for you.
  Sat. 3/17/12 7:31pm Jia:

Cheers to Rob and Shanren, Ganbei!!
  Sat. 3/17/12 7:47pm Jia:

Thank you Rob and Shanren! I am a fan of your program now.
  Sat. 3/17/12 7:50pm Jia:

Is this one a Chinese too? I like it too.
Avatar Sat. 3/17/12 7:51pm Rob W:

Gong Myoung is part of the Korean new-folk scene...
  Sat. 3/17/12 8:00pm katie:

those strings were on fire. I wish you had a video.
  Sat. 3/17/12 8:01pm cubicle carl:

Did that station ID just have the term "full bosomed" in it?
  Sat. 3/17/12 8:03pm Jia:

Can't remember them all. Is there a list of songs played on the show?
Avatar Sat. 3/17/12 8:03pm Rob W:

You heard correctly Cubicle Carl!
  Sat. 3/17/12 8:03pm cubicle carl:

Well, Rob, it seems like you re-grouped nicely with the Irish music.
  Sat. 3/17/12 8:05pm cubicle carl:

I think I had an aunt that was full bosomed.
Avatar Sat. 3/17/12 8:06pm Rob W:

Full-Bosomed Music for All Occasions.
  Sat. 3/17/12 8:24pm Destroit:

Well put Rob.
  Sun. 1/13/13 10:09pm Rena:

I really like Thirty Years Animation song hehe..
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