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This is where all of culture and all of time are collapsed into one seductive portal and viewed through the panoramic lens of the exotic. Come and embark on an armchair-travel virtual-voyage to the heart of timeless darkness and beyond; embrace the numinous monolith of the exotic immensity. Let us find that place where hybridization meets its destiny as pure fantasy. Let us become observers observing those others who are ourselves. You wear your mask and I'll wear mine.

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Options April 30, 2015: Provocatif and Other Exotic Motifs

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Artist Track Album Year Comments
Bernie Krause  Tropical Jungle   Options Tropical Jungle     
Les Baxter  Intro theme: Taboo   Options Caribbean Moonlight     
John McFarland  Jungle Bells   Options Provocatif - 9 Exotic Motifs  1959   
John McFarland  Summer Storm   Options Provocatif - 9 Exotic Motifs     
John McFarland  Watusi   Options Provocatif - 9 Exotic Motifs     
Pete LaRoca  Basra   Options Basra  1965   
Nestor Amaral & His Continentals  Porto Alegre   Options Holiday in Brazil  1957   
Nestor Amaral & His Continentals  Ba Tu Ca Da   Options Holiday in Brazil     
 
Music behind DJ:
Ribamar 
  Dancando com Ribamar e Seu Conjunto     
The Surfmen  Jungle Romance   Options The Romantic Lure of Hawaii  1962   
The Surfmen  Moon of Manakoora   Options The Romantic Lure of Hawaii     
The Surfmen  Polynesian Fever   Options The Romantic Lure of Hawaii     
Kenny Graham and His Satellites  Sunrise   Options Moondog And Suncat Suites  1956   
Kenny Graham and His Satellites  Tropical Sun   Options Moondog And Suncat Suites     
Kenny Graham and His Satellites  Sunstroke   Options Moondog And Suncat Suites     
Eddie Warner  Taboo   Options Eddie Warner Breaks the Sound Barrier in the Cotton Pickin' Lounge  1963   
The Surfmen  Taboo   Options The Sounds of Exotic Island  1960   
The Surfmen  Forbidden Island   Options The Sounds of Exotic Island     
The Surfmen  Bamboo   Options The Sounds of Exotic Island     
 
Music behind DJ:
The Shangaans 
Yellow Bird   Options Jungle Drums    Followed by Afrikaan Beat and El Watusi 
Eddie Warner  Yellow Bird   Options Eddie Warner Breaks the Sound Barrier in the Cotton Pickin' Lounge  1963   
Eddie Warner  Greensleeves   Options Eddie Warner Breaks the Sound Barrier in the Cotton Pickin' Lounge     
Eddie Warner  Island in the Sun   Options Eddie Warner Breaks the Sound Barrier in the Cotton Pickin' Lounge     
Wendell Stuart & The Downbeaters  Island in the Sun   Options Wendell Stuart & The Downbeaters  197?   
Wendell Stuart & The Downbeaters  My World is Empty Without You   Options Wendell Stuart & The Downbeaters     
Willie Wilson   Tears on my Pillow   Options The Sounds of Willie Wilson – Searching     
Ananda Shankar  The River   Options Ananda Shankar And His Music  1975   
Artie Shaw  Indian Love Call   Options Virtuouso Serie     
 
Music behind DJ:
Geoff Love & his Orchestra 
Moon of Manakoora   Options Heat Wave    Followed by Indian Summer and Apache War Dance 
Artie Shaw  Jungle Drums   Options Virtuouso Serie     
Artie Shaw  Temptation   Options Virtuouso Serie     
Screamin' Jay Hawkins  Temptation   Options At Home With Screamin' Jay Hawkins  1958   
Chaino  Jungle Love Chant   Options Africana & Beyond     
John McFarland  Where or When   Options Provocatif - 9 Exotic Motifs     
John McFarland  Forbidden   Options Provocatif - 9 Exotic Motifs     
John McFarland  Midnight by a Persian Waterfall   Options Provocatif - 9 Exotic Motifs     
John McFarland  Head Hunters   Options Provocatif - 9 Exotic Motifs     
 
Music behind DJ:
Renato Tito e Seu Conjunto Teleco Teco 
  Choros em Hi-Fi     
Nestor Amaral & His Continentals  Belem Bayonee   Options Holiday in Brazil  1957   
Nestor Amaral & His Continentals  Baia   Options Holiday in Brazil     

Listener comments!

Avatar Thu. 4/30/15 6:59pm Gary:

Howdy!
Avatar Thu. 4/30/15 6:59pm Flash Strap:

This evening's recommended drink is the Jungle Bird:
Jungle Bird (Aviary Bar, Kuala Lumpur Hilton, c. 1978)
3/4 oz. Campari
1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
1/2 oz. sugar syrup
4 oz. unsweetened pineapple juice
1 1/2 oz. dark Jamaican rum
Avatar Thu. 4/30/15 6:59pm Walking Daydream:

Ooga-chaka! Ooga-chaka!
Avatar Thu. 4/30/15 7:00pm ndbob:

heya Gary, Evan et al
Avatar Thu. 4/30/15 7:00pm Flash Strap:

Howdy Gary!
Avatar Thu. 4/30/15 7:01pm Flash Strap:

Hey bob, WD! Birds in hand?
Avatar Thu. 4/30/15 7:01pm Walking Daydream:

With a feather instead of an umbrella.
Avatar Thu. 4/30/15 7:06pm Flash Strap:

Hey Gary, thanks for stopping back by last week's Donovan show. I was so glad to hear you could dig it.
Avatar Thu. 4/30/15 7:06pm Gary:

It was great
Avatar Thu. 4/30/15 7:07pm Flash Strap:

aw shucks
Avatar Thu. 4/30/15 7:09pm Flash Strap:

This image up here is from Zuber's scenic/panoramic wallpaper, "Vues de Bresil." Can you imagine having this thing on your walls, IN YOUR HOUSE?
Avatar Thu. 4/30/15 7:10pm Flash Strap:

This right here is, in my opinion, one of the best Exotica tracks that ever was or shall be
Avatar Thu. 4/30/15 7:13pm Flash Strap:

Listener Mindwrecker WFMU write-up on this record: blog.wfmu.org...
Avatar Thu. 4/30/15 7:15pm Walking Daydream:

There a large city map on my office's wall. It doesn't cover the whole wall but was pretty expensive. I'd love to have some panorama in the frieze-type section of my recessed kitchen ceiling.
Avatar Thu. 4/30/15 7:18pm Flash Strap:

Man, me too.
Avatar Thu. 4/30/15 7:29pm Walking Daydream:

It feels like everyone has had one too many birds already, haha.
Avatar Thu. 4/30/15 7:29pm Flash Strap:

This is some joyful sounds right here
Avatar Thu. 4/30/15 7:29pm Flash Strap:

Ha, everyone's half in the birdcage
Avatar Thu. 4/30/15 7:30pm Walking Daydream:

And birds of a feather fly together.
Avatar    Thu. 4/30/15 7:32pm hyde:

I made Jungle Bird cocktails a couple weeks ago. Those are tasty.
Avatar Thu. 4/30/15 7:43pm Walking Daydream:

Hawaii here I come! The vocals make me feel like I'm about to meet Kirk.
Avatar Thu. 4/30/15 7:45pm Flash Strap:

Glad to hear it, Hyde. I do tend to favor a coconut-creamy tiki cocktail, but the dark rum/campari of the Jungle Bird makes it my favorite, most sensible drink. For getting my head together, rather than melting it down.
Avatar Thu. 4/30/15 7:51pm Flash Strap:

There is something more Star Trek than usual about The Surfmen's blend of exotica.
Avatar Thu. 4/30/15 7:53pm Flash Strap:

I love this record, but boy does Kenny not really "get" Moondog
Avatar Thu. 4/30/15 7:58pm ndbob:

excellent first hour Evan! catch the rest on the rarchive
Avatar Thu. 4/30/15 7:59pm Flash Strap:

Thanks bob, see ya!
Avatar Thu. 4/30/15 7:59pm Walking Daydream:

I like the Star Trekiness of them. Reminds me a little of the episode "The Way to Eden" when Spock goes all beat jazz on the Vulcan lute.
Avatar Thu. 4/30/15 8:03pm Flash Strap:

Yes. Is that the one where Uhura sings that demented torch song in the ship lounge?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/30/15 8:06pm northguineahills:

I believe Martin Denny also did a version of "Forbidden Island".
Avatar Thu. 4/30/15 8:07pm Walking Daydream:

Charlie X is the episode you're thinking of, I believe.
Avatar Thu. 4/30/15 8:08pm Flash Strap:

I think so too. He definitely had a record by that name. I'd have to double-check that it's actually the same composition, but it almost certainly would be. Also, Hi, NGH!
Avatar Thu. 4/30/15 8:18pm Flash Strap:

@WD: you're right. Similar music, different episode. Two awesome scenes.
Avatar Thu. 4/30/15 8:27pm Flash Strap:

I hope I didn't drive you all away with my absurd "Judge-from-My-Cousin-Vinnie" "accent"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/30/15 8:31pm northguineahills:

The only reason I know is b/c I have the album and Kid Koala also used it as a sample.
Avatar Thu. 4/30/15 8:39pm Flash Strap:

"Oh, echo! Oh, echo!"
Avatar Thu. 4/30/15 9:02pm Flash Strap:

Going just a tad long tonight. But not and hour and a half long like last week. Hang with me, pallies
Avatar Thu. 4/30/15 9:05pm Walking Daydream:

I'm definitely revisiting this show at work tomorrow. Yannick Dauby's frogs croaked in one of your shows and it caused quite the stir. Definitely some good beats I may want to pick out here.
Avatar Thu. 4/30/15 9:05pm Flash Strap:

That Dauby collection is really something, isn't it?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/30/15 9:07pm northguineahills:

Thanks Flash, great show, gotta go!
Avatar Thu. 4/30/15 9:07pm Flash Strap:

hate to see ya go, NGH! Thanks for tuning in
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/30/15 9:12pm Uncle Michael:

Speak to me.
Avatar Thu. 4/30/15 9:22pm Flash Strap:

I speak, Michael. How are you, old bean?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/30/15 9:23pm Uncle Michael:

I'm well thanks. Sorry I'm so late.
Avatar Thu. 4/30/15 9:24pm Flash Strap:

Just in time to catch me blowing my 3rd needle drop
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/30/15 9:29pm Uncle Michael:

I never noticed a thing.
Avatar Thu. 4/30/15 9:38pm Flash Strap:

Generous words, uncle. Thanks for tuning in.
  Sun. 5/3/15 2:50pm tscagonic:

amazing show!
you got some incredible pearls in your playlist
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