Busy Doing Nothing with Charlie Options | A virtual supermarket sweep of recorded history, with an emphasis on processed cheese.

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Playlist for 19 July 2012 Options | In the beginning...

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Artist Song Album Label Comments Approx. start time
Santa Monica Unified School District Music Dept.  In the beginning of creation   Options Poly High: School Bands Play the Classics (various artists)  Amalgamated Inc.     
Primitive  Creation of Music   Options Carolina Funk: Funk 45s from the Atlantic Coast (various artists)  Jazzman    0:02:19 (Pop‑up)
Coati Mundi Hernandez  Palabras con Ritmo   Options Downtown 81 Soundtrack      0:02:52 (Pop‑up)
Slits  In the Beginning There Was Rhythm   Options In the Beginning There Was Rhythm (various artists)      0:07:14 (Pop‑up)
Crazy World of Arthur Brown  Spontaneous Apple Creation   Options The Crazy World of Arthur Brown  Track Records    0:12:43 (Pop‑up)
John Rydgren  Hippy Version of Creation   Options Silhouette Segments      0:16:00 (Pop‑up)
R. Stevie Moore  Creation Myth (1)   Options Aesthetic  R. Stevie Moore    0:19:37 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Piero Umiliani 
Produzione   Options       0:24:10 (Pop‑up)
Dee Dee Sharp  One Hundred Pounds of Clay   Options It's Mashed Potato Time  Cameo    0:26:56 (Pop‑up)
Boswell Sisters  That's How Rhythm Was Born   Options Volume Two: It Don't Mean a Thing if It Ain't Got That Swing  Biograph    0:29:23 (Pop‑up)
Hi-Lo's  Birth of the Blues   Options Clap Yo' Hands  DRG Records    0:31:55 (Pop‑up)
Saul Williams  Om   Options Slamnation (DVD soundtrack)      0:33:56 (Pop‑up)
Leonard Bernstein  God Said   Options Mass  Columbia    0:36:37 (Pop‑up)
Sven Libaek & Avatar Linden  In the Beginning   Options Grass, The Musical      0:41:41 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Piero Umiliani 
Power Stations   Options The Man and the City  Right Tempo    0:45:15 (Pop‑up)
New Creation  Dig! (The Origin of Man)   Options Troubled  Companion    0:49:56 (Pop‑up)
Paper Bag Players  Rocks   Options The Paper Bag Players    Songs by Donald Ashwander  0:52:51 (Pop‑up)
Dory Previn  King Kong   Options Mary C. Brown and the Hollywood Sign  United Artists    0:56:01 (Pop‑up)
Evolution Control Committee  But I Don't Believe in Evolution   Options Eerie Bazaar (various artists)  Eerie Materials    0:59:38 (Pop‑up)
Symphony of Science  Children of Africa   Options     aka melodysheep, aka John D. Boswell.
watch the video here
1:01:56 (Pop‑up)
Le Futur Pompiste  Seeds   Options Your Stories and Your Thoughts  Siesta    1:06:15 (Pop‑up)
Tiny Tim  The Other Side   Options God Bless Tiny tim  Reprise    1:09:53 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Raymond Scott 
The Rhythm Generator   Options Manhattan Research Inc.  Basta    1:14:21 (Pop‑up)
Kent Schneider  Prayers for the Community   Options Celebration for Modern Man  Delmark    1:19:07 (Pop‑up)
Beach Boys  Our Prayer   Options Smile Sessions   
made out of Rubik's Cubes (info)
1:22:46 (Pop‑up)
Edu Lobo  Kyrie   Options Missa Breve  Odeon (Brasil)    1:23:51 (Pop‑up)
Lalo Schifrin, featuring the Mike Curb Congregation  Introit   Options Rock Requiem  Verve    1:28:22 (Pop‑up)
Electric Prunes (David Axelrod)  Kyrie Eleison   Options Mass in F Minor  Reprise  (sorry for the long drop-out towards the end of this song!)  1:31:20 (Pop‑up)
Miguel Angel y Los Sharps  Gloria   Options Rare Mexican Cuts From the Sixties (various artists)  Eva 
Creation of Yobbo by Dalzine
1:34:46 (Pop‑up)
Mamas and the Papas  Glad to Be Unhappy   Options Creeque Alley: The History Of The Mamas And The Papas  MCA    1:37:23 (Pop‑up)
Mary Lou Williams  Praise the Lord   Options Black Christ of the Andes  Smithsonian Folkways    1:38:58 (Pop‑up)
Sammy Davis Jr.  Rhythm of Life   Options Sweet Charity (soundtrack)  Decca    1:44:54 (Pop‑up)
Edu Lobo  Libera Nos   Options Missa Breve  Odeon 
La Creación by pasotraspaso
1:48:54 (Pop‑up)
Quarteto em Cy e Tamba Trio  Alleluia   Options Som Definitivo      1:52:56 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Ellery Eskelin 
The Light   Options The Sun Died  Soul Note    1:56:14 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:15am charlie:

God said: Let there be comments.
  11:54am listener james from westwood:

and they were good.
  11:55am listener james from westwood:

a titanic thursday to all!
  11:57am Brian in UK:

.........and darkness was on the face of the deep.................
  11:57am ndbob:

heya Charlie, James, everyone!
  11:59am Brian in UK:

Arternoon, Charlie, james & bob.
  12:01pm holland oats:

seventh! like god!
  12:01pm ndbob:

heya Brian!
  12:02pm Brian in UK:

  12:02pm Carmichael:

Hiya Charlie. Nice to see some records played with real religious fervor.
  12:02pm ndbob:

and Holland!
  12:03pm listener james from westwood:

howdy all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08pm charlie:

Greetings friends. Please open your hymnals to page 147...
  12:08pm Katya Oddio:

Holy hell...
  12:09pm The Preacher:

All is Vanity.

Nice slacks, Charlie
  12:09pm Carmichael:

You're not going to play any Genesis, are you?
  12:09pm still b/p:

Sistine-th comment!
  12:12pm Katya Oddio:

DELIVERANCE is Stealing Orchestra's newest album. It is a master work, a massive opus that begins with the big bang and delivers us to the present day.


  12:12pm Brian in UK:

Charlie, where did you get that picture of Doug on the laptop?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:14pm charlie:

No Genesis.
lol, Brian, Doug is the other guy.
  12:15pm still b/p:

Pic from Give the Drumblr Sumblr.
  12:17pm Michael:

Hey charlie! Hey fellow listeners! Made it if only for a while....
  12:17pm Brian in UK:

Spontaneous Apple Creation
  12:18pm Katya Oddio:

Arthur Brown, youze is such a silly people!
  12:19pm Carmichael:

Yikes. I've never heard this Arthur Brown before. That must be Vincent Crane on that swirling keyboard.
  12:19pm holland oats:

if you were taking requests i'd request the search party. IF.
  12:20pm Brian in UK:

Prescient, Arthur. Not heard this for over 40 years.
  12:20pm Katya Oddio:

Just found those Obama remixes on the FMA. Crazy stuff, right?
  12:22pm northguineahills:

John Rydren's voice sounds similar to Ken Nordine.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:22pm charlie:

Dan Warren: Son of Strelka, Son of God: remix of Obama's audio book here: freemusicarchive.org...
  12:24pm holland oats:

devo corporate salute?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:26pm charlie:

yes, ngh
  12:26pm gary mitchell:

this track is mega
  12:28pm ndbob:

Heya Gary!
  12:33pm Carmichael:

I have Jerry Butler's version of this song. Didn't know Ms. Sharp had a version. Thanks, Charlie!
  12:38pm gary mitchell:

Hi Lo Bob, Chaz & all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:40pm charlie:

well hey, Gary!
  12:40pm Roberto:

Penis in Venus, oh, my...
  12:41pm gary mitchell:

free form baby
  12:43pm Katya Oddio:

Don’t Miss The Great Snatch! http://www.dinosaurgardens.com/archives/343 -- the album The Evolution Control Committee sampled in the audio collage of the same name
  12:45pm gary mitchell:

when you're a jet, you're always a jet
  12:51pm don:

way into this!
  12:53pm Brian in UK:

Dammit Janet
  12:54pm judi gore:

Can't wait to hear Brad. He can be a meniacal and funny mutha fucka...I should know!
  12:56pm listener james from westwood:

good catch on the great snatch! first i heard that evconcom collage was at work, via ken's show, on headphones. the cubemates had no clue why i was laughing so hard and no way in hell was i gonna inform them.
  12:56pm Carmichael:

From your 1st cigarette to the last one you smoke.
  12:56pm ndbob:

ah the great New Creation!
  12:57pm Katya Oddio:

You win, Charlie! Finally a torture tape I cannot play all the way through.
  12:57pm Carmichael:

This was a real song?!? Like a commercial release?!?
  12:58pm ndbob:

I think the New Creation LP was a private release originally - from Vancouver, if I'm thinking of the right group
  12:59pm Brian in UK:

I can hear the 'phone ringing, I might be some time!!!
Give god the nod, folks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:59pm charlie:

that's right, Bob, reissued on CD a few years ago
  1:00pm Katya Oddio:

Silly rocks, you forget about metamorphic geology and weathering? You are in for changes, too, babies.
  1:02pm holland oats:

great show charlie - i've never heard any of this stuff - perhaps that's why (until now) i've been such a lost soul
  1:05pm northguineahills:

Haven't seen ECC in quite awhile. So much fun!
  1:05pm ndbob:

this is amazing
  1:06pm Holly in NC:

Oh my gosh, what a super show! And Charlie, so glad you seem to like the Boswell Sisters as much as I do, Connee is a heroine of mine.

Hi everyone :-)
  1:07pm ndbob:

Hi Holly!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:09pm charlie:

Hi Holly!
Yep, love them Boswells, and Connee too.
  1:09pm Katya Oddio:

So many heroes in one autotune mashup : )
  1:10pm still b/p:

That Symphny of Science track sounds similar to the recent Misterogers remix bit...musically and in some of the themes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:11pm charlie:

still b/p -- same guy did them: Symphony of Science = Melodysheep (aka John D. Boswell)
  1:15pm still b/p:

Ahhh, I see. It wasn't just in the weedy garden of my mind.
  1:23pm Snortley:

Le Futur Pompiste = the schlocky future.
  1:26pm holland oats:

Beads won't transform the hate - THAT'S WHAT I'VE BEEN SAYING!
  1:30pm gary mitchell:

love this edu lobo
  1:35pm gary mitchell:

Lalo turned 80 a couple of weeks ago. (killer track here)
  1:47pm frenchee:

Oh my Dog, I am enjoying this Church of Charlie WFMU
  1:50pm Laura L:

Just wanted to "reach out" and say hi, Charlie--have been busy doing stuff but enjoying the show all the while--thank you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:51pm charlie:

Hey, Frenchee!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:52pm charlie:

and Laura L also...
  1:56pm frenchee:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:58pm charlie:

Consider yourselves anointed, Busy Doing Nothing listeners!
  1:59pm northguineahills:

Superbly nice set, Charlie!
  2:00pm gary mitchell:

one of the best BDN's ever!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:00pm charlie:

See y'all next time!
  2:01pm ndbob:

great show Charlie!
  2:04pm kat330:

Whew! Got online just in time to say THANK YOU, Charlie, for an excellent show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:05pm charlie:

Well, thankee, everyone. Get home safely now.
  8:37pm RSTVMO:

Bless thee.
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