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 09 July 2015 Options | Top brass

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miniature wire trumpet by Melanie Anderson

Artist Song Album Label Images Approx. start time
Columbia Saxophone Sextette  Buddha - Dardanella   Options   Columbia 
0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Six Jumping Jacks  Positively Absolutely   Options Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries - Music from the Television Series (various artists)  Australian Broadcasting Company    0:03:03 (Pop‑up)
The Klezmorim  Baym Rebns Sude   Options Streets of Gold  Arhoolie    0:05:47 (Pop‑up)
  In the Tyrol, including Overture to Act III of Wagner's Lohengrin   Help! (soundtrack)  Capitol    0:09:09 (Pop‑up)
John Fred and His Playboy Band  When the Lights Go Out   Options Agnes English  Paula 
0:11:20 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Bunny Kick   Options Uh-oh!  Asphodel    0:13:31 (Pop‑up)
Dirty Dozen Brass Band  Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)   Options Buck Jump  Mammoth    0:17:40 (Pop‑up)
Sole  Selling Live Water   Options Selling Live Water  Anticon    0:21:49 (Pop‑up)
Big Audio Dynamite  Medicine Show   Options This Is Big Audio Dynamite  Columbia    0:25:50 (Pop‑up)
Burns and Allen  Gracie's Uncle Doc Allen   Options episode of Burns and Allen TV show   
0:30:32 (Pop‑up)
Tyus & Tyus (Charles & Effie Tyus)  Dad's Old Mule   Options Let's Get Loose: Folk & Popular Blues Styles from the Beginnings to the Early 1940s  New World    0:33:43 (Pop‑up)
The Kinks  So Mystifying   Options You Really Got Me  Reprise    0:37:08 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Shudder to Think 
pH Balanced   Options High Art (soundtrack)  Velvel    0:39:47 (Pop‑up)
James White & The Blacks  White Devil   Options Off White  Ze    0:43:37 (Pop‑up)
Kazmi with Rickies  Preach   Options Who  Toshiba EMI 
0:46:52 (Pop‑up)
Martian Denny Orchestra  Sealed With a Kiss   Options En el Espacio  Spinout/Sundazed    0:51:31 (Pop‑up)
David Byrne  The Sound of Business (edit)   Options Music for the Knee Plays  ECM    0:54:12 (Pop‑up)
Komeda  If   Options The Genius of Komeda  Minty Fresh    0:57:27 (Pop‑up)
GTO's  The Eureka Springs Garbage Lady   Options Permanent Damage  Bizarre/Straight 
0:59:12 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
San Lucas Band 
Chufa   Options Music of Guatemala  ABC    1:02:55 (Pop‑up)
Nobukazu Takemura  Bell Buoy (featuring Aki Tsuyuko)   Options Songbook  Bubble Core/Childisc 
1:08:46 (Pop‑up)
The Free Design  Love Does Not Die   Options There Is a Song  Ambrotype; Light in the Attic    1:12:03 (Pop‑up)
Neil Young  Harvest Moon   Options Live on Saturday Night Live, 5 December 1992      1:15:44 (Pop‑up)
Yo La Tengo  Before We Run   Options Fade  Matador    1:20:54 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
George Lewis Eureka Brass Band 
Just a Closer Walk With Thee   Options Dead and Gone #1: Funeral Marches (various artists)  Trikont    1:26:52 (Pop‑up)
Miles Davis  Morpheus   Options With Horns  Prestige    1:30:31 (Pop‑up)
Phuong Dung  Do Ai (Riddles)   Options Saigon Rock & Soul: Vietnamese Classic Tracks 1968-1974  Sublime Frequencies 
1:33:20 (Pop‑up)
Jenny Lysander  Arms Wide to the Sky   Options Northern Folk  Beating Drum    1:36:57 (Pop‑up)
Mark-Almond  Monday Bluesong   Options Rising  Columbia    1:40:17 (Pop‑up)
The Turtles  She's My Girl   Options 7-inch single  White Whale 
1:44:37 (Pop‑up)
Steely Dan  My Old School (horns arranged by Jimmie Haskell)   Options Countdown to Ecstasy  ABC    1:47:07 (Pop‑up)
O-N-T-J  Jasmine   Options Jose  Benten    1:52:57 (Pop‑up)
Tanji Modern Grup Marga Luyu  Was Pepeko   Options Music of Indonesia, Vol. 5: Betawi and Sundanese Music of Java  Smithsonian Folkways    1:56:58 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Johnny Beecher 
Jack Sax the City   Options 7-inch single  Warner Bros.    1:58:15 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 11:54am βrian:

Lurking about the margins … Good morning, Charlie.
Avatar 11:55am ndbob:

morning Charlie, Brian, et al
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00pm listener james from westwood:

Happy Thursday, Charlie and all!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm doctorjazz:

Avatar 12:01pm Dominick:

heighty hi!
  12:01pm frenchee:

hiya Chazzerino!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm Charlie:

Hi nothing-doers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm Carmichael:

Bwoow (the sound of a muted trumpet), Charlie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm doctorjazz:

Too busy to be busy doing nothing, busy wishing I was busy doing nothing, though...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm doctorjazz:

This sounds like something from the 20's or so, love these!
Avatar 12:03pm Roberto:

No time for the show today. Too busy doing nothing.
  12:03pm frenchee:

I'm glad Charlie isn't too busy to do nothing
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm People Like Us:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm Uncle Michael:

You've got *some* brass, Charlie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:04pm thatpatsmith:

Avatar 12:04pm bobdoesthings:

gooood afternoon
  12:04pm frenchee:

I'm desktrottin' to your show, Charlie
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm Webhamster Henry:

It's already a good show, Charlie.
  12:05pm jan:

Got any "acid brass"
Avatar 12:05pm βrian:

Reach for a paperclip and join in with the air-trombone ensemble.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07pm doctorjazz:

Ah, mamaleh Zeesah!!!
  12:08pm Listening Out There:

Wait...my guess: we hear Raymond Scott's "The Toy Trumpet" in this program..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08pm Lewis:

That is some darn good wire bending!
Avatar 12:09pm glenn:

miss fisher's murder mysteries is actually a pretty good show, and it has great 20's jazz.
  12:11pm frenchee:

Hiya Glenn! What about the costumes? I bet they're spectac....
Avatar 12:13pm glenn:

it's a good show, all the way around.
  12:14pm gary mitchell:

groovy flip side
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:16pm doctorjazz:

I thought it wouldn't be nothin' without a woman or a girl...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:17pm Uncle Michael:

We watch Miss Fisher for the clothes.
Avatar 12:17pm Sarah N:

Hello lovely Charliepops!
  12:18pm frenchee:

@Uncle Michael: That's how I first entered MAD MEN world....stayed for the drammer.
Avatar 12:20pm Peter Nelson:

Busy as a good dog...doing nothing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:21pm Charlie:

Halloo all you many groovy newcomers. I do like the Miss Fisher show, and the soundtrack is great! Yes, great 20s jazz and pop recordings.
Avatar 12:21pm bobdoesthings:

ahhh dirty dozen.. shoulda known why my ears perked up.. digging it
Avatar 12:22pm βrian:

Gotta get some grub before the lamentations begin. Back in a bit.
Avatar 12:24pm northguineahills:

I've always dug this Sole album, he has a great track where he samples Vangelis.
  12:30pm frenchee:

"it's nice you laugh..." love that
Avatar 12:31pm bobdoesthings:

burns and allen!
  12:35pm gary mitchell:

for his 100th birthday he quipped he wanted "a night with Sharon Stone"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:40pm doctorjazz:

I used to love her, but it's all over now...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:41pm doctorjazz:

(Kinks song had me singing that..)
Avatar 12:43pm βrian:

Ok. Ready for the Lachryma Christie.
  12:44pm fluxmonk:

doing nothing? i am working my fingers to the bone... to the BONE
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:44pm mauri:

hey charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:47pm Charlie:

Hi Mauri.
fluxmonk: "Work your fingers to the bone, what do you get? Bony fingers." -- Hoyt Axton
Avatar 1:01pm northguineahills:

Really digging this Kazmi w/ Rickies, first time listen for me.
Avatar 1:02pm Jesse K:

I was born in Eureka Springs
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:03pm Charlie:

Do you know the garbage lady?
Avatar 1:06pm Jesse K:

I might have... there were so many hippies it's hard to know
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:09pm Carmichael:

Arkansas hippies? Or SoCal hippies?
Avatar 1:09pm Jesse K:

Hi Charlie, I am indeed! 5 more weeks of FSR!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:10pm Uncle Michael:

I have been to Eureka Springs, but less frequently than has Jesse, I'm sure.
  1:15pm gary mitchell:

sibling harmony ... love it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:18pm Charlie:

nothing like the sounds of siblings singing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:19pm Carmichael:

Finally, a non-ranting Neil Young song. This is great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:20pm Carmichael:

In my house, siblings were usually swinging.
  1:21pm frenchee:

Sometimes....Neil is the only thing to listen to. So darn plaintive
Avatar 1:22pm Sarah N:

@Mad Dog XXX
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:27pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Hello Charlie & Busy Nothing Doers one & all. Greatly enjoying this show from the outside and indoors, for the moment. Neil followed by YLT has really set the mood!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:28pm Michael:

Hola Charlie and everyone. Very much doing nothing at home this week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:32pm Lewis:

I wish I was doing more nothing….
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:33pm Charlie:

Hi new nothing-doers.
One could always wish to be doing more nothing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:40pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Ain't no place I'd rather be doing nothin'!
  1:44pm gary mitchell:

nice miles type horn - is that johnny almond playing?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:46pm Charlie:

Fluegelhorn played by Geoff Condon. Johnny Almond played the choir of flutes.
Avatar 1:50pm Kurt Gottschalk:

steely dan and ligeti fit in anywhere.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:51pm Carmichael:

I hear me some cowbell.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:52pm doctorjazz:

Gonna see them soon in Jersey, the Bank place!
  1:53pm P-90:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:53pm Uncle Michael:

I love this record.
Avatar 1:56pm ndbob:

excellent show Charlie!
  1:57pm frenchee:

yes indeed, all ports in the storm....another do-nothing masterpiece, Charlie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:57pm Charlie:

Thanks, Bob. Nice to see you all here today. See you next week :)
Avatar 1:59pm northguineahills:

Thanks Charlie, Totally nothinged!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:00pm listener james from westwood:

Many thanks, Charlie; busy as a bat in a blender today but enjoyed having some brassy accompaniment!
Avatar 2:12pm Sarah N:

Nothing happened here,
and it was wonderful,
thank you Charlie.
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