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Playlist for 03 September 2015 Options | Open up the window, let some bridge and clouds into the room

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Artist Song Album Label Approx. start time
Ferrante & Teicher  Baia   Options Soundproof  Westminster  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Mickey Baker  Baia   Options Wildest Guitar  Atlantic  0:02:42 (Pop‑up)
Luiz Bonfa  Na Baixa do Sapateiro   Options Solo in Rio 1959  Smithsonian Folkways  0:05:36 (Pop‑up)
Gal Costa  Na Baixa do Sapateiro   Options Aquarela do Brasil  Polygram/Philips  0:08:18 (Pop‑up)
Stan Kenton  Baia   Options 78  Capitol  0:11:28 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Tommy Morgan and Warren Barker Orchestra 
Baia   Options Tropicale  Warner Bros.  0:14:14 (Pop‑up)
Margo Guryan  Sun   Options Take a Picture  Bell  0:17:06 (Pop‑up)
Eivets Rednow  More Than a Dream   Options Eivets Rednow  Gordy  0:19:33 (Pop‑up)
Mrs. Miller  Catch a Falling Star   Options Greatest Hits  Capitol  0:23:18 (Pop‑up)
Bob Dorough  She Smiled Sweetly   Options To Communicate  Vivid Sound  0:25:08 (Pop‑up)
Rolling Stones  Cool, Calm & Collected   Options Between the Buttons  London  0:28:25 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Las Comadrejas 
Oaxacatelas   Options We are Ugly, But We Have the Music  Comad  0:32:32 (Pop‑up)
Anna Karina  Mic et Mac   Options Pierrot le Fou  Criterion Collection  0:38:08 (Pop‑up)
Blonde Redhead  Symphony of Treble   Options Fake Can Be Just As Good  Touch and Go  0:40:45 (Pop‑up)
Daedalus  Playing Parties   Options Invention  Plug Research  0:44:49 (Pop‑up)
Patty Waters  It Never Entered My Mind (Ran Blake, piano)   Options College Tour  ESP  0:47:53 (Pop‑up)
The Drifters  Please Stay   Options 7-inch single (originally); Rockin' and Driftin': The Drifters Box  Atlantic; Rhino  0:51:29 (Pop‑up)
Mary McCaslin  Living Without You   Options Way Out West  Philo  0:53:43 (Pop‑up)
Manfred Mann's Earth Band  Living Without You   Options Manfred Mann's Earth Band  Philips; Polydor  0:55:41 (Pop‑up)
Deanna Storey  I'm Just a Little Person   Options Synecdoche, New York (soundtrack)  Lakeshore  0:58:59 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
World Standard 
The Lonely Driver 1952   Options Country Gazette  Ashpodel  1:02:11 (Pop‑up)
Gene Ammons  Canadian Sunset   Options Boss Tenor  Prestige  1:07:27 (Pop‑up)
Roger Doyle  You Must Be In (vocal: Elena Lopez)   Options Babel [KBBL] - Earth at Full Moon  Roger Doyle  1:12:46 (Pop‑up)
Tujiko Noriko  Tokyo Tower   Options From Tokyo to Naiagara  Tomlab  1:15:39 (Pop‑up)
Talking Heads  The Overload   Options Remain in Light  Sire  1:20:00 (Pop‑up)
Angel Olsen  The Sky Opened Up   Options Half Way Home  Bathetic  1:25:19 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Shudder to Think 
pH Balanced   Options High Art (soundtrack)  Velvel  1:29:24 (Pop‑up)
Shannon and The Clams  Ozma   Options Dreams in the Rat House  Hardly Art  1:33:17 (Pop‑up)
Michael Farneti  ESP Switch   Options Good Morning Kisses  Companion  1:36:37 (Pop‑up)
Chiffons  Nobody Knows What's Going On in My Mind But Me   Options 7-inch single  Laurie  1:39:38 (Pop‑up)
Alex Chilton  April in Paris   Options Set  Bar None  1:41:54 (Pop‑up)
The Delta 5  Try   Options 7-inch single  Rough Trade  1:45:20 (Pop‑up)
Minisnap  Crooked Mile   Options Bounce Around  Magic Marker  1:48:19 (Pop‑up)
Cab Calloway  I'll Be Around   Options 78  Okeh  1:51:26 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Eivets Rednow 
Grazin in the Grass   Options Eivets Rednow  Gordy  1:54:40 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

  12:01pm frenchee:

aw, there's my old bridge
(and Sonny Rollins's)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm Lewis:

is anybody here? kinda dark in here…
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm Uncle Michael:

Don't just sit there. DO NOTHING!
Avatar 12:01pm ndbob:

afternoon Charlie and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm Lewis:

oh wait - that's better…
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm listener james from westwood:

Eyes and ears open! Howdy, Charlie and all!!
  12:03pm frenchee:

and clouds!
Avatar 12:04pm Michael:

Hiya Charlie and everyone.
  12:05pm testingwithfire:

I had the GTDS stream on, and it was funny how I knew exactly when the transition to Charlie's show occurred without even looking at the clock. Good day all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm Parq:

Wow, Charlie, great photo. From your archives, or did someone else take that?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07pm doctorjazz:

He all, wish I was busier doing nothing! Too much of something here, I'd ssy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07pm Charlie:

hi everybody, thanks for starting the party without me ;)
Avatar 12:08pm Jeff:

I love the way Ferrante & Teicher did prepared-piano work which was in some ways pretty avant-garde, than sold lots of records of it as Easy Listening.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm Charlie:

Jeff - agreed re: F&T prepared piano. They had a few great albums before descending into real ez listening schlock.
  12:11pm Gary:

Sweet Gal
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:12pm Charlie:

frenchee, Lewis, Uncle Michael, ndBob, james, Michael, twf, Parq, drJazz, Gary!
Avatar 12:12pm Jeff:

Yeah, their output is all over the place. I keep meaning to survey them more thoroughly than the chance few things I've picked up.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:12pm Charlie:

Hey, Gary, I stole a song from your show this week for today's show :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:12pm Carmichael:

Hiya Charlie and nothing-doers. Which bridge is that?
Avatar 12:13pm Jeff:

Play it forward.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:18pm schmutz:

hi there Charlie and all!
  12:18pm frenchee:

It looks like the Williamsburg Bridge to me, @Carmichael.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:20pm Charlie:

definietely the Williamsburg Bridge
  12:20pm frenchee:

This SUN song makes me feel GROOVY
  12:21pm jan:

Hi Charlie- great music!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:21pm Charlie:

That is why the song is here, frenchee.
  12:26pm frenchee:

And now, MRS. MILLER. sigh of contentment here, Cholly!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:27pm Parq:

Wikipedia: "Singing in an untrained, Mermanesque, vibrato-laden style, according to Irving Wallace, David Wallechinsky and Amy Wallace in The Book of Lists 2, Miller's voice was compared to the sound of 'roaches scurrying across a trash can lid'."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:28pm Charlie:

That's the perfect Mrs Miller song, as it's short, so if someone really hates her (and some do!), at least it's over soon.
Avatar 12:28pm Roberto:

I attempted to catch a Perseid a few weeks ago but they kept flaming out in the atmosphere.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:29pm Parq:

Attn Ike: Dangling participle in original; I take no responsibility.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:29pm Charlie:

hi also,
Jeff (again), Carmichael, schmutz, jan, Roberto
  12:30pm frenchee:

wow, harsh....Wallechinskys! also, that is a dangler for days!
  12:33pm Laura L:

Hi Charlie, thanks for playing the unmistakable voice of Bob Dorough--is that song on an album?
Avatar 12:39pm ndbob:

maybe mine too Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:41pm Uncle Michael:

This is my virtual Playa. Burn, baby...burn.
Avatar 12:45pm Michael:

That's Anna Karina the actress, right? Just watched Bande à part very recently.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:46pm Charlie:

Yes, Michael, from the Godard film Pierrot le Fou
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:46pm sugarwolf:

hi hi hi
Avatar 12:47pm Michael:

And Pierrot le Fou is on TCM sometime in September I noticed last night.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:49pm Charlie:

Hi Laura --
Yes (I just updated the playlist), from "To Communicate" -- no idea if it's been re-ished. It's an odd album, mostly pop-rock covers. I love his voice too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:50pm schmutz:

TCM is the one thing I miss on my limited cable. Miss those late night silent flicks too!
  12:52pm Laura L:

Thanks, Charlie! Will have a look for that. Got to see Mr. Dorough and Blossom Dearie do a few songs together one time maybe 18, 20 yrs. ago--it was great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:52pm Charlie:

Hi sugarwolf!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:53pm Charlie:

I always try to catch a Godard film, if I can.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:55pm Listener Scott:

Yer killing it today Charlie, on a day when I really need someone making wise musical decisions. Thx.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:55pm Carmichael:

I just saw a Roman Polanski flick with Catherine Deneuve, Repulsion. Very odd and unsettling.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:57pm Gary:

Repulsion is an amazing film
Avatar 12:58pm Michael:

September 16: 6 Godard's. Starting with Breathless and ending with Alphaville:
Avatar 12:58pm Jeff:

Patty Waters wins for most dramatic read of "scratch my back again" I've ever heard.
Avatar 12:59pm Michael:

I remember being totally creeped out seeing Polansky's The Tenant at the Thalia way back when.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:59pm sugarwolf:

I saw Repulsion in South Kensington where it was set. It was interesting seeing shots of streets I had just been on.
Avatar 12:59pm Joe McG:

Ooh, a Randy Newman "Living Without You" block! Thanks, Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:01pm Charlie:

Hi, Joe -- it's a small block, unlike the big "Baia" block that started the show.
Avatar 1:02pm Joe McG:

Any block to build with is a good block!
Avatar 1:03pm ndbob:

Yep - "Repulsion" is great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:03pm Charlie:

hi Scott, gary (2),
Jeff - how true, sounds like flesh would be ripped off
  1:05pm frenchee:

man, it's the PLAINTIVE block is what it is. Hi Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:05pm Parq:

Not familiar with Deanna Storey. What a voice! Lovely song, too.
  1:06pm frenchee:

@Parq, I thought it was Karen....uh, she sings about her cats....Mantler? But a new one, Deanna.....
  1:08pm flash strap:

man, looks like I missed the Baias. Love "Baia"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:09pm Parq:

Frenchee: Karen Mantler, she of "I'm His Boss"? Kind of a brighter voice than Deanna's, a little more suited to the kind of whimsical music she (Karen) does.
Avatar 1:18pm Perri:

Hi all! Here on the Better Late than Missed It plan. (and have a newcomer listening here!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:20pm Charlie:

Hi Better Perri and Newcomer than Missed it.
Hello also FlashStrap!
  1:28pm flash strap:

hello Charlie! always nice when I get a chance to hear your show, rare as it may be
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:33pm Konin:

You guys should definitely work on some kind of emergency button. Like help struck by beauty!!! recovery room
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:34pm Artie Haywire:

An education in business. (not that kind of business)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:37pm Charlie:

well hey, Konin and Artie
Avatar 1:37pm ndbob:

an an album with a rat in the title:) - good song too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:38pm Charlie:

haha, thought you'd like that ndbob!
  1:40pm flash strap:

love this track. Farnetti is on a whole other level
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:40pm Charlie:

yes indeed
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:43pm Charlie:

Here's a song written by Brute Force.
  1:45pm SeanG:

  1:47pm SeanG:

one more once
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:48pm Parq:

Oh man, who was he referencing with that "One more time" -- was it Basie?
  1:48pm SeanG:

Howdy Charlie
  1:48pm SeanG:

yep Basie
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:49pm Charlie:

yep, yep, Basie
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:49pm listener james from westwood:

Building maintenance is checking all the fuse boxes in the complex, and I had to shut down while they flicked all the switches. Annoying. At least I had the mobile app to keep the tunes flowing.
  1:50pm rf:

This is so good today. I must go back and catch the first sets in archive. thank you
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:52pm Parq:

Yeah, I remember that Basie record pretty clearly, just wanted to make sure. What a nifty Chilton cover!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:53pm Charlie:

James: how dreary of building maintenance to interrupt our show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:53pm Charlie:

rf -- check back frequently ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:53pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks for the lovely noises, Charlie. I gots to be motivatin.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:53pm Charlie:

This Minisnap is a side project of Kaye Woodward of the Bats. One of my fave albums of recent years.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:54pm Konin:

Charlie, that button...where is
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:54pm Charlie:

thanks uncle M, seeya!
Avatar 1:56pm ndbob:

excellent show Charlie!
Avatar 1:58pm northguineahills:

Thanks Charlie, for letting me do nothing!
  1:59pm SeanG:

thanks for the show Charlie
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:59pm Parq:

Another thoroughly Charlie show. Thanks ever so.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:59pm listener james from westwood:

Thanks for letting in some fresh air and fresh airs, Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:00pm Parq:

And Charlie, try not to let the Labor Day weekenders about to descend on your environs get you down.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:02pm Charlie:

Thanks all for doing busy nothing today!
Avatar 2:04pm Michael:

thanks charlie! See ya next time!
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