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Favoriting May 29, 2013: The Good Doctor joins Irwin for a Sun Ra Belated Birthday Broadcast

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Artist Track Album Label Approx. start time
Lee Morgan  Yes I Can, No You Can't (edit)   Favoriting The Gigolo  Blue Note  0:00:00 (Pop-up)
Foxygen  Where's the Money?   Favoriting No Destruction  Jagjaguwar  0:03:30 (Pop-up)
Iron Butterfly  Iron Butterfly Theme   Favoriting Heavy  Rhino  0:07:52 (Pop-up)
Tall Dwarfs  All My Hollowness to You   Favoriting Hello Cruel World  Flying Nun  0:12:32 (Pop-up)
The Three Sounds  Blue Bells   Favoriting Introducing the Three Sounds  Blue Note  0:14:24 (Pop-up)
Veronica Falls  So Tired   Favoriting Waiting for Something to Happen  Slumberland  0:22:59 (Pop-up)
Popstrangers  Heaven   Favoriting Antipodes  Carpark  0:24:40 (Pop-up)
Mocean Worker  Jive Jive Jive   Favoriting Candygram for Mowo!  Royal Potato Family  0:27:20 (Pop-up)
Rotary Connection  Turn Me On   Favoriting Rotary Connection  Cadet  0:31:20 (Pop-up)
The Poems  Lost and Found   Favoriting Young America  Minty Fresh  0:34:09 (Pop-up)
Nina Simone  Children Go Where I Send You   Favoriting The Amazing Nina Simone  Colpix  0:40:50 (Pop-up)
Kill Henry Sugar  Viking Burial   Favoriting Love Beach  Surprise Truck  0:43:14 (Pop-up)
The Chapin Sisters  All I Have To Do Is Dream   Favoriting A Date With the Everly Brothers  Lake Bottom  0:47:23 (Pop-up)
Ahmad Jamal  Perfidia   Favoriting The Legendary Okeh & Epic Recordings  Okeh/Epic/Legacy  0:50:34 (Pop-up)
The Blank Tapes  Coast to Coast   Favoriting Vacation  Antenna Farm  0:54:49 (Pop-up)
MICHAEL ANDERSON  Executive Director of the Sun Ra Music Archives   Favoriting Belated Sun Ra Birthday Broadcast    1:04:22 (Pop-up)
Sun Ra and the Arkestra  Paradise   Favoriting Sound of Joy  Delmark  1:03:35 (Pop-up)
Michael Anderson  interview seg 1   Favoriting     1:07:26 (Pop-up)
The Nu Sounds  My Land of Dreams   Favoriting unreleased ca. 1950-51  Sun Ra Archives  1:18:55 (Pop-up)
The Dozier Boys  Big Time Baby   Favoriting Aristocrat 78 (1948)  Sun Ra Archives  1:20:16 (Pop-up)
Michael Anderson  interview seg 2   Favoriting     1:22:47 (Pop-up)
The Flamingos  Someday Someway   Favoriting Chance 78  Sun Ra Archives  1:26:37 (Pop-up)
The Flamingos  Jump Children   Favoriting Chance 78  Sun Ra Archives  1:28:05 (Pop-up)
The Moonglows  Ooh, Rockin' Daddy   Favoriting Chance 78  Sun Ra Archives  1:31:04 (Pop-up)
Michael Anderson  interview seg 3   Favoriting     1:33:33 (Pop-up)
The Nu Sounds (with Sun Ra)  Honeysuckle Rose   Favoriting The Eternal Myth Revealed Vol. 1  Transparency  1:37:28 (Pop-up)
Michael Anderson  interview seg 4   Favoriting     1:40:17 (Pop-up)
The Moonglows  My Love   Favoriting Chance 78  Sun Ra Archives  1:41:53 (Pop-up)
Sun Ra's Cosmic Rays  Bye Bye   Favoriting Saturn 45  Sun Ra Archives  1:45:19 (Pop-up)
Sun Ra and the Arkestra  Overtones of China   Favoriting Sound of Joy  Delmark  1:47:53 (Pop-up)
Sun Ra and the Arkestra  El Is a Sound of Joy   Favoriting Sound of Joy  Delmark  1:51:05 (Pop-up)
The Sensational Guitars of Dan & Dale (Sun Ra & the Blues Project)  Batman Theme   Favoriting Batman and Robin  Tifton  1:55:12 (Pop-up)
Michael Anderson  interview seg 5   Favoriting     1:59:31 (Pop-up)
Sun Ra and the Arkestra  Reflections in Blue (take 1)   Favoriting Sun Song (outtake)  Transition  2:04:19 (Pop-up)
Sun Ra and the Arkestra  Velvet   Favoriting We Travel The Spaceways  Evidence  2:09:31 (Pop-up)
Sun Ra and the Arkestra  Urnack   Favoriting Angels and Demons at Play  Evidence  2:15:01 (Pop-up)
Sun Ra and the Arkestra  Medicine for a Nightmare   Favoriting Sun Ra: The Singles  Transition  2:17:44 (Pop-up)
Michael Anderson  interview seg 6   Favoriting     2:20:25 (Pop-up)
Sun Ra and His Myth Science Solar Arkestra  Space Mates   Favoriting Fate In A Pleasant Mood  Evidence  2:32:55 (Pop-up)
Michael Anderson  interview seg 7   Favoriting     2:39:58 (Pop-up)
Sun Ra featuring Pat Patrick  Street of Dreams   Favoriting unreleased track from Bad and Beautiful  Sun Ra Archives  2:41:33 (Pop-up)
Sun Ra and His Astro Infinity Arkestra  Pleasant Twilight   Favoriting My Brother the Wind, Vol. II  Evidence  2:47:37 (Pop-up)
Sun Ra And His Myth Science Arkestra  Tiny Pyramids   Favoriting Angels and Demons at Play  Evidence  2:51:09 (Pop-up)
Sun Ra (on Moog synth)  World Of The Myth "I"   Favoriting My Brother the Wind, Vol. II  Evidence  2:54:09 (Pop-up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm

Let the Sun Ra shine on in!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:03pm

Nice crisp chicken salad and Sun Ra: this will be nice.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

> Calling Planet Earth! <
~ We Invoke the Presence of the Living Myth! ~
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm
Mike East:

hooray for the good doctor!
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Sem Chumbo:

Ok,I'm in for the duration. Sun, rah rah rah.
Avatar 3:10pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Iron Butterfly Theme!!!
- Hurray Irwin!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:11pm

In a gadda da pretty obscure track definitely worth exhuming. Check.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:12pm

This reminds me, need to rewatch "Manhunter".
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:13pm

My favorite song at age 13
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:23pm
Rick from SC:

More hippy music please
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Iron Butterfly were an L.A. band, mahhn
...like, totally plastic...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:25pm

There's a bit of hippie music on WFMU. But not a lot of hippie-dippie music.
Alison Porchnik:

As long as there's no hippie dancing.
Avatar 3:33pm

aka twirling Alison. We shall have none of that.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...a slippery slope; next thing you know - hackeysack & cheap patchouli...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:34pm

Unless you're Wonder Woman changing outfits, never twirl.

never heard the rotary connection. nice harmonies.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:39pm

minty fresh?

Sandals and Lovebeads.
I was there in 68.
We thought we could change the world with music.Mackin on your groove Irwin.
Avatar 3:43pm

The WFMU parking lot scene will be familiar to any hippie: grilled cheese sandwiches for sale, guys wearing tie-dyed skirts, big balloons that do not float, and everyone is yelling "NARC!" at some square with short hair.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:43pm

Heh, misread the Simone track as "Chicken Go Where I Send You". Which actually made me more excited about the song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:44pm

and a partridge in a pear tree!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:46pm

speaking of para-hippe music, this was a total hoot on a Yes discussion list yesterday:

Hi everyone!

After a brief mention of it with [name redacted; not me] - he encouraged me to go public with this observation :

Sometimes it happened to me that Yes music was even better (or more important) than sex :) !!!

If I tried to have sex with any of my ex girlfriends who liked Yes (my current doesn't) I found out that I could't concentrate enough on sex if Yes music was on. It absolutely dominated my mind...) so... I don't try this anymore :)

Do anyone of you have any similar experience, or is it that I am just weird ? ;)

Avatar 3:47pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Sun Ra born same Day of Year as Wagner! As interesting to Compare as they are obvious to Contrast...
Avatar 3:48pm

So that's what happened to prog rock? All the fans failed to reproduce and the music died out?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:49pm

that's a theory worth entertaining (in every sense of entertaining)
Avatar 3:51pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...every sense - except the Freudian?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:55pm

@RR: The Ra of the Solar Vehicle Arkestrans of the Future? maybe that's still in the vaults somewhere
Avatar 3:56pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...'Yes Means No'...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:58pm

@G 3:35: running time, 6:47: 13
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:00pm

@RRN63: I suppose you could argue that Sun Ra made his life and music into a giant Gesamtkunstwerk.
Avatar 4:06pm

The Good Doctor's basso profundo always seems out of place on WFMU. He's just not amateur sounding enough.

I'm already well on my way to loving the Sun Ra sets. Great opening number.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:10pm

Vacuuming? Dont gazump Irwin's chore for godssakes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:11pm

@G: maybe they figured Irwin wouldn't be vacuuming today, what with the tribute and everything. Someone has to do it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:12pm

That sucks, Caryn.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:12pm

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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Sun Ra's saxophonist John Gilmore was an influence on Coltrane. Sun Ra was a bigbandleader - @ the same time he was 'Outside' ahead of the curve - @ the same time he was 'Cosmic' - what - ten years? - ahead of PsychedelicRock??...
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- may have heard about papertape on Michael Feistein's American Songbook program on PBS - which opens a glimpse into the music preservationist world for those of us to whom it is totally unfamiliar...
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- now - this is interesting - because I often say Flamingo's 'Only Have Eyes for You' prefigures Psychedelia in its' arrangement & production - if that relates...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:30pm
tim from champaign:

I have a question for the Good Doctor. Have you ever gone to Chicago to retrace the steps of Sun Ra? If so, what surprises turned up?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:35pm
Alison Porchnik:

Love this stuff. So great for a spring day, which otherwise I can enjoy only through the glass of my office window.

BTW, does The Good Doctor have any interesting stories about the making of Space is the Place?
Avatar 4:36pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

'Ooh, Rockin' Daddy' - how long before Alan Freed 'coined' 'Rock'n'Roll' - ?
Listening Out There:

I just tuned in. Good to hear this. My favorite description of Sun Ra's music is that it's big band swing (Paul Whiteman, etc.) that went to free jazz, without going through bop. Don't recall who had that observation...
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Listening Out There: hmm!
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- I've always thot it interesting how many of the Outside/Free Players had deep roots in R&B & Gospel (?)...
Avatar 5:08pm

The discussion tops the music, which is both grooving and mind expanding.
I'm writing down all the pop tunes he arranged, which could be a great show of it's own. Of course Batman already was a show of it's own. (Yes, I was singing along)
Avatar 5:10pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Who used electric piano before SunRa? Ray Charles?
Listening Out There:

was that a short tympani solo in "Reflections"?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:14pm

@RRN63: since there have been electronic keyboards since at least 1753, I imagine quite a few people. But not as extensively and inventively as Sun Ra. He certainly was a forerunner in many ways.

Briefly stopping by to pass along a, 'wow! great listening - the music, the interview.' Yep. Thanks for this broadcast.
bc sterrett:

Fantastic show :)
Listening Out There:

RRN - Jazz.com has an answer to your question. Interesting: Sun Ra was the first musician to record with an electric piano, the Wurlitzer, for his 1956 recording Angels and Demons at Play.
Avatar 5:26pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Cheers, LOT!
Listening Out There:

Costumes...Irwin, you should ask whether Michael was at the performance for Night Music, a short lived NBC series, hosted by David Sanborn...
Listening Out There:

the Night Music segment was amazing...the ensemble marched around the auditorium. don't think that would happen on the Tonight Show...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:43pm
Matt from Springfield:

Glad The Good Doctor is working to preserve Sun Ra! Also glad this tribute is still on, in time for me to catch some of it live!
Avatar 5:44pm

Ohhh...I remember that Night Music performance well. Great stuff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:54pm
Matt from Springfield:

Very Asian sound to this piece--a feel that's both international and extranational (out of this world).
Avatar 5:57pm

Michael & Irwin - thanks for the great special. Especially impressive effort for a couple of drummers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:58pm

This was awesome!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:59pm
Matt from Springfield:

This is a 'chive to hit, for sure! Thanks Irwin and Good Doctor Michael--and a LEE MORGAN special with you all too?!? SWEET! :)
The big o:

Ra and the moonglows, enuf said. The only missing pieces are trane and Ayler. Get it on.
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