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Playlist for 25 February 2016 Options | The greatest band what am

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The Christchurch, NZ, Cycling Brass Band, 1898, aka "Twenty Wheel Drive"

Artist Song Album Label Images Approx. start time
Maynard Ferguson  Give It One   Options M.F. Horn 2   
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Henry Mancini  Green Onions   Options Uniquely Mancini  RCA    0:03:01 (Pop‑up)
Crack the Sky  She's a Dancer   Options Crack the Sky  Lifesong 
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0:05:55 (Pop‑up)
Earth, Wind & Fire  Can't Hide Love   Options Gratitude  Columbia    0:09:55 (Pop‑up)
Oranj Symphonette  Beat Girl   Options The Oranj Album  Rykodisc 
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0:14:08 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Tipsy 
Bunny Kick   Options Uh-oh!  Asphodel    0:18:03 (Pop‑up)
Takako Minekawa  Plash   Options Fun 9  Emperor Norton 
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Nortec Collective  Tengo la Voz   Options Tijuana Sessions Vol. 3  Nacional    0:26:14 (Pop‑up)
Los Super Elegantes  Por Que Te Vas   Options Channelizing Paradise  LSE 
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0:29:44 (Pop‑up)
Spitfire  Rio-Rita   Options Russen Disko Hits (various artists)  Trikont    0:33:15 (Pop‑up)
Claude Perraudin  Cazou Story   Options Voices, featuring Monday's Singers   
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0:35:24 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Piero Umiliani  
Power Stations   Options The Man and the City  Right Tempo    0:38:21 (Pop‑up)
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble  Saikou Shibuya Nights   Options Fly: The Customs Prelude  Pheelco 
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0:41:07 (Pop‑up)
Paul Whiteman  Sweet and Low-Down   Options Fascinating Rhythm: The Broadway Gershwin, 1919-1933 (various artists)  BMG    0:44:13 (Pop‑up)
Tiny Tim  We Love It   Options 2nd Album  Reprise 
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0:46:41 (Pop‑up)
Rolling Stones  We Love You   Options 7-inch single  London    0:49:27 (Pop‑up)
The Miracles  Don't Cha Love It   Options 35th Anniversary Collection (box set)  Motown 
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0:53:39 (Pop‑up)
Los Yetis  Sabes cuanto te quiero   Options Nadaismo a go-go  Munster    0:56:45 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Glenn Branca 
Bad Smells`   Options Who You Staring At?  Giorno Poetry Systems 
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0:59:09 (Pop‑up)
Snowpony  Bad Sister   Options The Slow-Motion World of Snowpony  Radioactive    1:03:02 (Pop‑up)
Roxanne Shante  Feelin' Kinda Horny   Options Bad Sister  Cold Chillin' 
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1:06:12 (Pop‑up)
Pizzicato Five  Go Go Dancer   Options Made in USA  Matador    1:10:19 (Pop‑up)
Eddie Floyd  Knock on Wood   Options 7-inch single  Stax 
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1:14:49 (Pop‑up)
Focus  Sylvia   Options Focus III  I.R.S.    1:17:44 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Las Comadrejas 
Oaxacatelas   Options We Are Ugly, But We Have the Music  Comad 
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1:21:08 (Pop‑up)
The Free Design  Canada in Springtime   Options There Is a Song  Ambrotype; Light in the Attic    1:24:02 (Pop‑up)
George M. Smith  Strollin' Thru Manhattan   Options Guitar Rarities: Volume One  IAJRC 
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1:26:31 (Pop‑up)
Duke Ellington  Blues With a Feeling   Options The Ellington Era 1927-1940  Columbia    1:29:18 (Pop‑up)
Chad & Jeremy  Only for the Young   Options Yesterday's Gone  World Artists 
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1:32:34 (Pop‑up)
Amoebas  Look at the Moon   Options Baltimore's Teen Beat A Go Go (various artists)  Get Hip    1:35:20 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Shudder to Think 
pH Balanced   Options High Art (soundtrack)  Velvel 
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1:37:58 (Pop‑up)
Hylozoists  The Iron Chef   Options La Nouvelle Gauche  Brobdingnagian    1:40:17 (Pop‑up)
Gelbart  The Big Sleep   Options Preemptive musical offerings to satisfy our future masters  Gagarin 
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Rodd Keith  I Died Today   Options I Died Today  Tzadik    1:46:23 (Pop‑up)
Chailai Chaiyata & Sawanee Patana  Kwuan Tai Duew Luk Puen (You Should Die By Bullets)   Options Thai Pop Spectacular 1960s - 1980s (various artists)  Sublime Frequencies 
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1:49:16 (Pop‑up)
Karel Gott  Sny Blaznivy (Proud Mary)   Options Hity '71  Supraphon    1:52:31 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Deodato 
Baubles, Bangles and Beads   Options Prelude  CTI 
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1:55:58 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:54am annie:

what? i'm the first commenter?
leaving soon for lunch. though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am Uncle Michael:

It's a band beyond description! Like Jehovah's favorite choir.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am listener james from westwood:

How do, annie, UM, Charlie, and all!
Avatar 12:00pm βrian:

Looks like the sun is over the yard arm. Time to get busy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm Michael:

Hey now Charlie and all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm Charlie:

Greetings, Annie, Uncle Michael, James, ßrian, Michael -- *now* we're busy doing nothing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:04pm unpopularfred:

a rare chance for me to listen live (and maybe comment, I have slightly more than nothing to do). Thank you for being there.
Avatar 12:06pm βrian:

Is there an equation that properly describes a listener approaching the limit of nothing?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:06pm Charlie:

hello fred, and thank you for being here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:06pm Parq:

Digging this Mancini. Is it too early (7 after noon EST) to pour myself a Manhattan? Yeh, I guess so.
Avatar 12:06pm βrian:

Can we get some clam sauce with that Mancini?
Avatar 12:08pm βrian:

@Parq: if the sun is over (or past) the yard arm, you're good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08pm Charlie:

ßrian: E = DJ squared
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08pm Charlie:

Virtual Manhattans all around!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm mauri:

baldy scalp white and rest brown, thanks. sauna fresh heya hey !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm Parq:

Crack the Sky was one of the last mainstream progressive-rock (as distinct from Prog) bands I dug before I tumbled to punk and new wave.
  12:11pm Listening Out There:

Great pix on the playlist thus far...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:13pm Charlie:

welcome, saunaed mauri!
and hi Parq btw
and Listening out there...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:13pm Charlie:

this EWF song and the Crack the Sky both from 1975
Avatar 12:14pm βrian:

So does Bernie exemplify progressive values or prog values? I'm confused.
  12:14pm jan:

grooving on today's tunes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:16pm Charlie:

Wasn't Bernie the bald guy in Spirit?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:17pm Charlie:

Hello dere, Jan! Glad to see you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:17pm unpopularfred:

The speech I heard Bernie give was over an hour, so definitely prog. Then there was that 6 hour one, too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:19pm Carmichael:

Yes Charlie, that was Bernie Cassady on drums for Spirit. And the great Randy Nader on guitar.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:21pm doctorjazz:

Hi all
great pics indeed!
Avatar 12:21pm βrian:

The stream in the wilderness ...
Avatar 12:24pm ndbob:

afternoon Charlie and everyone!
Avatar 12:24pm doyle:

riding my lollipop wheeled funny bike all the way to bdn
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:25pm Charlie:

hiya, Carmichael, doctorjazz, ndBob, doyle!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:28pm Parq:

Ooh, I hadn't looked at the playlist pics yet. Love the all girl sax section accompanying Crack.
  12:31pm testingwithfire:

hi Charlie and Our Gang
Avatar 12:33pm doyle:

!trumpetas buenisimas!
Avatar 12:38pm βrian:

Those guys clearly enforce the minimum speed limit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:47pm doctorjazz:

Great Whiteman track, they straddled jazz and pop of the day, fusion for its day.
  12:50pm Listening Out There:

It's Mr. T time...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:50pm doctorjazz:

Thought I was listening to Kermit...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:54pm Charlie:

Hey, how's everybody doing? Can I freshen your virtual drinks?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:54pm mauri:

england swings like the pendulum do
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:57pm People Like Us:

herro
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:57pm mauri:

Doing good. Enjoying the usual hometown-set; skiing, running, sauna and beer.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:58pm Mike East:

Yes, I do love it...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:00pm Charlie:

Hello, People Like You!
and Mike East too!
Avatar 1:00pm ndbob:

good one Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:04pm People Like Us:

listening in the future
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:05pm Charlie:

So, then, does that mean that you are commenting in the past?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:06pm People Like Us:

it will do, yes
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:08pm listener james from westwood:

Whoa, Roxanne Shante!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:10pm Charlie:

This how we doin' it for the 8-9.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:10pm listener james from westwood:

"Shame on all of you. Give me my dignity! I just came here to see 'Honk If You're Horny' in peace!" —Homer Simpson
Avatar 1:11pm northguineahills:

I was thinking to myself, I haven't thought of Snowpony in a while, then comes Roxanne Shante....
  1:13pm Listening Out There:

A Blood Sweat and Tears sample. Pretty darn clever...
Avatar 1:15pm doyle:

RE: Roxanne Shante, criminal that she is so often overlooked...!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:17pm Goyim in the AM:

Litigationally speaking, the riskiest of all samples.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:17pm Parq:

That's it; I'm changing the name of my autobiography to "I just came here to see 'Honk If You're Horny' in peace."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:20pm doctorjazz:

Great track from Focus, haven't thought about this one in quite a while...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:21pm Parq:

Speaking of Prog ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:21pm Charlie:

fyi, most of the pix today come from this page: www.polarityrecords.com...
except for the Ohio Players horn section...
Avatar 1:22pm Roberto:

Not Hocus Pocus by Focus!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:24pm doctorjazz:

Was that Prog or Progressive?
Avatar 1:24pm βrian:

Are those Brown Swiss in the milking room audience?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:25pm Parq:

Oh, I think that was Prog with a capital P, Doc.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:26pm Uncle Michael:

seen this photo, Charlie?

img.kansasmemory.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:28pm Artie Haywire:

Of *course* they have a brass band.
Avatar 1:31pm northguineahills:

Crap. I step out for 5 minutes and miss the Free Design.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:31pm mauri:

I think the thin guy on the right with the bowler hat must be the conductor.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:33pm Charlie:

@UM -- people are crazy for jazz in Topeka!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:33pm Charlie:

p.s. hi northguineahills and Artie
Avatar 1:34pm northguineahills:

Good find, UM!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:35pm Uncle Michael:

There's this one, too.

www.disabilitymuseum.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:37pm Charlie:

"Topeka -- a great place to lose your mind."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:43pm Charlie:

I mean, really -- three square meals and playing in the brass band -- why stay sane?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:45pm mauri:

to join the state sane asylum band
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:51pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks for the music, Charlie. I'm packing things up here...gotta go home and rest up for tomorrow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:58pm Parq:

Oh Charlie, do you ever get tired of us saying every week what great shows you do?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:58pm Charlie:

Thanks, UM, everyone.
Parq -- I'm fine with that ;)
Avatar 1:58pm ndbob:

excellent show Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:00pm listener james from westwood:

Always a blast, Charlie; thanks!!
  2:00pm Listening Out There:

Thanks, genial Host!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:01pm Michael:

Wunnerful, wunnerful. Thanks as always C.
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