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Options May 26, 2016: Singapore Smoke Rings, Getting Organ-ized, Dream Jazz

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
Charlie Barnet  Volga Boatmen   Options King of the Saxophone        0:01:40 (Pop‑up)
Eddie Harris   Turbulence   Options Excursions    1973    0:04:06 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Manny Albam 
Out Of My Dreams   Options I Had the Craziest Dream        0:20:32 (Pop‑up)
Vera Gray/Desmond Briscoe  Smoke Rings   Options Listen, Move And Dance No. 4 - Moving Percussion And Electronic Sound Pictures    1966    0:26:15 (Pop‑up)
Laurie Anderson  Smoke Rings   Options Home of the Brave    1986    0:26:36 (Pop‑up)
Jason Lescalleet  My Dreams Are Dogs That Bite Me   Options Much To My Demise    2014    0:32:48 (Pop‑up)
Frank Sinatra  Deep In A Dream   Options In The Wee Small Hours    1955    0:35:25 (Pop‑up)
Zanov  Running Beyond a Dream   Options Green Ray    1976    0:37:48 (Pop‑up)
Les Baxter  Tramp Steamer to Singapore   Options Ports of Pleasure    1957    0:40:26 (Pop‑up)
Irv Cottler  On a Little Street in Singapore   Options Around the World in Percussion: Romantic Sounds from Romantic Places    1961    0:43:40 (Pop‑up)
Bob Dylan  On a Little Street in Singapore   Options Fallen Angels    2016    0:47:21 (Pop‑up)
Joel Vandroogenbroeck  Sunrise in Singapore   Options South East Asia  Coloursound Library  1985    0:49:34 (Pop‑up)
Jack Trombey  Straits of Singapore   Options Pictorial Sketches for Orchestra No. 2  DeWolfe  1970    0:52:48 (Pop‑up)
Laurie Anderson  Talk Normal   Options Home of the Brave    1986    0:55:18 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
The Magic Fingers Of Merlin 
  Organ Moods at Midnight        1:00:52 (Pop‑up)
Gene Smith  What a Friend We Have in Jesus   Options Organizing        1:08:29 (Pop‑up)
Gene Smith  Someone Bigger than You or I   Options Organizing        1:11:27 (Pop‑up)
Dave "Baby" Cortez   Summertime   Options The Happy Organ    1959  "Dave 'Baby' Cortez Plus the Whistling Organ"  1:14:58 (Pop‑up)
Billy Vernon & the Celestials  Yellow Bird   Options Yellow Bird    1965    1:17:50 (Pop‑up)
Billy Vernon & the Celestials  A Taste of Honey   Options Yellow Bird    1965    1:20:55 (Pop‑up)
Martha Jean Claude  Aveu   Options Songs of Haiti    1958    1:24:02 (Pop‑up)
?  Love Song   Fabulous Sounds Of The Pipe Organ And Percussion  Spinorama      1:26:28 (Pop‑up)
?  Pan Americana   Fabulous Sounds Of The Pipe Organ And Percussion        1:29:18 (Pop‑up)
Perez Prado  Patricia   Options Dilo (Ugh!)    1958    1:32:10 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Los Destellos 
A Patricia   Options Constelación        1:34:05 (Pop‑up)
Woody Herman  Blue Flame   Options Woodchopper's Ball!    1955    1:42:53 (Pop‑up)
Oliver Sain  Nighttime   Options Bus Stop    1974    1:45:22 (Pop‑up)
Cecil Lloyd Group  I Cover the Waterfront   Options I Cover the Waterfront    1962    1:50:05 (Pop‑up)
Don Ralke  Calypso Cubano   Options Bongo Madness    1957  with Buddy Collette  1:53:35 (Pop‑up)
Don Ralke  Sesion Grande   Options Bongo Madness      with Buddy Collette  1:56:09 (Pop‑up)
Don Ralke  Noche in Havana   Options Bongo Madness      with Buddy Collette  1:58:31 (Pop‑up)
Yusef Lateef  Russell and Eliot   Options Yusef Lateef's Detroit Latitude 42º 30' Longitude 83º    1969    2:02:13 (Pop‑up)
Yusef Lateef  Live Humble   Options The Diverse Yusef Lateef    1970    2:07:51 (Pop‑up)
Clara Rockmore  Summertime   Options Clara Rockmore's Lost Theremin Album    1975    2:14:19 (Pop‑up)
Los Destellos  Onsta La Yerbita   Options Constelación    1971    2:16:52 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Paris Theatre Orchestra 
On a Little Street in Singapore   Options A High Fidelity Adventure in Exotic Lands        2:22:47 (Pop‑up)
Gene Kardos Orchestra  Zombie   Options     1934    2:30:48 (Pop‑up)
Martha Jean Claude  Cousin   Options Songs of Haiti    1958    2:33:06 (Pop‑up)
Vittorio Paltrinieri  Mist and Smoke   Options The Multi Voice Of Vittorio Paltrinieri - Holiday For Voices  Music Scene      2:37:13 (Pop‑up)
Zanov  Running Beyond a Dream   Options Green Ray    1976    2:39:41 (Pop‑up)
Paul Anka  Every Night   Options Every Night / There You Go    1962    2:49:11 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Les Baxter 
Deep Night   Options Caribbean Moonlight        2:51:56 (Pop‑up)
Lucien Goethals  Studie I.   Options IPEM 1963-73    1973    2:55:58 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 6:59pm Flash Strap:

Good evening explorers. I think tonight we should enjoy the accompaniment of some music, what say you
Avatar 7:02pm ndbob:

evening Evan and everyone!
Avatar 7:02pm Flash Strap:

Bob! Evening to you pal
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:05pm Carmichael:

Finally figured out how to get here. FMU Home page is screwy again. Heya Flash.
Avatar 7:07pm ndbob:

HI Carmichael!
Avatar 7:07pm Flash Strap:

Hi Carmichael! sorry to hear the site is buggin
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:09pm Doug Schulkind:

This is Weeee-lectric!!
Avatar 7:10pm Flash Strap:

Hi Doug! Yeah its a bumpy ride so to speak
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:11pm Doug Schulkind:

I have my Air Happiness bag at the ready. I might need a second bag.
Avatar 7:11pm Flash Strap:

got not just electric sax on this one, but also reed trumpet and guitorgan
Avatar 7:12pm Flash Strap:

well, apply it to yourself before you help any children or elderly with theirs. of course.
Avatar 7:18pm Flash Strap:

ooooooooh yeah there it is
Avatar 7:28pm Flash Strap:

Leave it to Laurie Anderson to really bring it to gendered nouns in such a way
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:33pm Doug Schulkind:

As a teen, my wife rode horses. She and several friends from inner-city Chicago spent all their free time at a stable just outside the city. Every once in a while, some of the folks who owned horses at the stable participated in fox hunts in the countryside. Real old-school affairs with the red jackets and the hunting dogs chasing over hill and dale. Another young woman from Illinois, about 10 years older, who also participated quite seriously in the fox hunts: Laurie Anderson.
Avatar 7:33pm Flash Strap:


Avatar 7:34pm Flash Strap:

that's wild information there Doug. fascinating backstory
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:38pm Doug Schulkind:

The important thing to get out of that story is... how cool it makes ME.
Avatar 7:39pm Flash Strap:

well, yeah. skeptics take note: Doug is completely actually cool
Avatar 7:42pm Flash Strap:

she really does seem like she has participated in the ethnic rituals of the America aristocracy, and found them all highly amusing
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:45pm Doug Schulkind:

On the nose, Flash Strap.
Avatar 7:45pm Flash Strap:

Carmichael, I'm starting to suspect you killed all the other commenters on the way in here. Or did you lead them into the woods and abandon them?
Avatar 7:51pm ndbob:

nice first hour Evan - I'm still alive;)
Avatar 7:51pm Flash Strap:

anybody heard that new Dylan track yet? or the album, rather?
Avatar 7:52pm Flash Strap:

may you live a thousand years, bob
Avatar 7:52pm ndbob:

quite a fox hunt story there Doug
Avatar 7:53pm hyde:

luckily, i had a compass in my pocket when Carmichael left me in the woods...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:53pm Doug Schulkind:

Stunned silence from the adoring assembled.
Avatar 7:53pm Flash Strap:

Hello, Hyde, thank goodness for orienteering
Avatar 7:54pm Flash Strap:

oh p'shaw Doug you rosy cheeked flatterer
Avatar 7:57pm geezerette:

...I had bread crumbs.
Avatar 7:57pm Flash Strap:

greetings gretelette
Avatar 7:59pm ndbob:

I do need to go - catch the rest on the archive -excellent show !
Avatar 7:59pm geezerette:

Hi Evan, loving what you're playing.

Hey assorted other Flashers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:02pm melinda:

hi flash & folks!
Avatar 8:08pm coelacanth:

Hello Flash; Exploriators...
Avatar 8:09pm ndbob:

and back for a while - looks not no 800 activity for me as usual -
Avatar 8:10pm ndbob:

woops can't even type - looks like no usual 800 activity for me
Avatar 8:10pm Flash Strap:

Bye and then hi Bob!
Avatar 8:10pm ndbob:

hi Melinda!
Avatar 8:11pm Flash Strap:

Hi Melinda and Coelacanth!
Avatar 8:14pm geezerette:

That skinny guy sure makes a piano sound like an organ!
Avatar 8:15pm coelacanth:

the underground calls him "the organizer".
Avatar 8:16pm coelacanth:

Avatar 8:16pm geezerette:

Dancer synching perfectly to Summertime.
Hope I can move like that afer I'm dead!
Avatar 8:16pm ndbob:

hello coelacanth and geezer!
Avatar 8:17pm Flash Strap:

in the figure below, we see rare imagery from one of these "organizations." Curiously, no organs of any kind are on display
Avatar 8:17pm hyde:

this is an amazing version of Summertime, and also apropos as i sweat in my cabin
Avatar 8:17pm geezerette:

She took that bone broth diet much too literally.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:18pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Dead Can Dance.
Gershwin channeling a kind of Anthem - no doubt.
Avatar 8:19pm coelacanth:

greetings ndbob!
Avatar 8:19pm Flash Strap:

RevRab! Hyde!

It really is a tremendous rendition of Summertime
Avatar 8:20pm ndbob:

indeed Evan
Avatar 8:20pm geezerette:

Evan ,I noticed that with some trepidation.
Avatar 8:20pm coelacanth:

i dunno g, it did wonders for her figure!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:21pm Uncle Michael:

serenade me
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:22pm melinda:

Taste of Honey, yeah!
Avatar 8:22pm Flash Strap:

Uncle, Uncle: you I serenade, all day long. Can you not hear me, in your heart?
Avatar 8:22pm geezerette:

RevRab,I'll say!
Coel,you don't think she went a little overboard?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:23pm Uncle Michael:

I can and do, Flash.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:23pm Uncle Michael:

The next squall is imminent
Avatar 8:23pm Flash Strap:

I love Taste of Honey. Herb is alright in my book forever
Avatar 8:23pm coelacanth:

i like the way the pianist/organizer/guillorganist dances with his butt.
Avatar 8:24pm geezerette:

Of course,all LA women look that way. It's the law.
Avatar 8:24pm coelacanth:

i like that Taste of Honey the best.
Avatar 8:25pm geezerette:

coel,and yet he can't stop grinning ! Whadda trouper.
Avatar 8:26pm hyde:

geez, @UM all i got at that link was a sad cloud. but good luck, i know you are in tornado country!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:28pm Uncle Michael:

Yeah, not sure why that link didn't work. I'll try this one.
Avatar 8:28pm coelacanth:

oh no, g,(8:22) i like to hear the bones clinking during eternal nocturnal bliss!
Avatar 8:29pm coelacanth:

yes...sad cloud.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:30pm Doug Schulkind:

I got pulled away from my screen before I could say this...

Oh my lord, that Dave "Baby" Cortez version of Summertime was miraculous.
Avatar 8:30pm ndbob:

woah UM - I see there are more storms coming
Avatar 8:30pm geezerette:

Seriously love "Aveu"

This is an incredible show, must click! It's one long 30's cartoon.
Avatar 8:32pm Flash Strap:

@Doug: I saw but almost didn't even pick that one up the other day, and I'm so so pleased that I did. What a treasure
Avatar 8:32pm coelacanth:

ha! 'love this!
Avatar 8:32pm Flash Strap:

thanks, g.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:33pm Doug Schulkind:

I did a whole show of Summertimes, but none as glorious as that.
Avatar 8:33pm geezerette:

coel, 8:28, haha! (dry laugh) :D
Avatar 8:33pm Little Danny:

I could listen to you doing three hours of organ bizness, Evan. Wonderful sounds.
Avatar 8:33pm coelacanth:

Doug! when?!
Avatar 8:34pm hyde:

hearing Patricia will always always always return me to being 17 and getting stoned and listening to my pal's parents' Perez Prado LP. always always always
Avatar 8:35pm ndbob:

now i do have to go - catch the rest on the archive - excellent show Evan!
Avatar 8:35pm coelacanth:

geezerette, i was just being nice. don't tell her but she's not really my type.
Avatar 8:36pm coelacanth:

have a good night ndbob.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:37pm melinda:

bye bob!
Avatar 8:39pm geezerette:

coel your secret is safe with me. She sort of compensates with enthusiasm though. And so much energy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:39pm melinda:

A Patricia is the only cumbia song in my collection, I think, and I love it. I should have gotten the whole album.
Avatar 8:41pm coelacanth:

yeah, g - especially for a dead chick!
Avatar 8:42pm Little Danny:

Thanks Flash! Honored.
Avatar 8:43pm hyde:

from the did you know department: A Taste of Honey was co-written by Bobby Scott, who also co-wrote He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother
Avatar 8:43pm Flash Strap:

Huh! Hyde with the knowledge!
Avatar 8:44pm coelacanth:

that IS interesting!
Avatar 8:44pm geezerette:

Beautiful, never heard this before. :)
Avatar 8:47pm Flash Strap:

Credit where it's due: I only know this record because Doug played it as bed music a ways back. So goooooood

@Melinda: both the Los Destellos albums are pretty great. Good place to start into some cumbia for sure
Avatar 8:49pm Flash Strap:

i mean Da a amn
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:49pm melinda:

I also like Peggy Lee's version of Taste of Honey but Herb's was the first I heard. I still have the family cassette of Tijuana Brass Greatest Hits from at least 1980, and it sounds fine.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:50pm Doug Schulkind:

Finally we get to hear that number all the way through.
Avatar 8:50pm coelacanth:

we had an awesome electric psych-cumbia band in my town for a while, but unfortunately for me the main person went back home to peru.
Avatar 8:52pm geezerette:

So goood to hear all this wonderful jazz.
Avatar 8:52pm Flash Strap:

Not that you can hear it much, but this is an early Coxsone Dodd production, featuring several future members of the Skatalites
Avatar 8:53pm coelacanth:

okay, i Love Peggy Lee enough that when i hear her's the Billy Vernon version may get toppled.
Avatar 8:54pm coelacanth:

...and i do love Herb Alpert's.
...never mind everything i've said so far.
Avatar 8:55pm geezerette:

Avatar 8:56pm Flash Strap:

Just last week, Danny played a track off this record, and I was lamenting that I didn't have a copy of it. One turned up, halleluia praises be. love Ralke's bongo stuff
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:56pm melinda:

Interesting bit about the skatalites.
Avatar 8:56pm geezerette:

It's great!
Avatar 8:58pm geezerette:

Also a fan of the Skatalites. :D
Avatar 9:00pm Flash Strap:

Last Bongo Madness track, i promise
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:01pm melinda:

I'm enjoying the bongos.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Great set.
Avatar 9:04pm Flash Strap:

Thanks Wabbit
Avatar 9:07pm hyde:

playing Yusef Lateef is the surest way to curry favor with Doug Schulkind
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07pm Doug Schulkind:

You just played the National Anthem of my heart.
Avatar 9:08pm hyde:

haha, point proven ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08pm Doug Schulkind:

hyde, speaking truth to power
Avatar 9:09pm Flash Strap:

I don't want to seem like I'm brown nosing here, but I just keep picking up Yusef Lateef LPs and wouldn't you know I just keep having my mind completely fucking blown by them
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10pm Doug Schulkind:

Yusef is the closest thing to a rabbi I ever had.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11pm melinda:

Enjoying the Yusef too.
Avatar 9:12pm Flash Strap:

Well Doug that's why you're the greatest man currently alive
Avatar 9:13pm hyde:

hehe, brown nosing is a ok if it results in more Lateef
Avatar 9:13pm Flash Strap:

this is the most rollicking paean to humility of all time
Avatar 9:14pm coelacanth:

yeh this is huge! i never heard it before.
Avatar 9:15pm coelacanth:

(the Yusef)
...but this is Extraordinary as well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:16pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...how did she fit Yma Sumac into that little box w/ the antennas - ?!?...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17pm Doug Schulkind:

Yusef plays a theremin on his 1966 album, A Flat, G Flat and C.
Avatar 9:18pm Flash Strap:

I have not heard that and I wish to
Avatar 9:20pm geezerette:

Gorgeous "Summertime" version.

Yusef Lateef one of my favorites too.
Give the Drummer programming is better than any Jazz show on LA radio.

Happy weekend all you radio pals.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:21pm Doug Schulkind:

Check your email in box, Mr Strap.
Avatar 9:22pm Flash Strap:

oh goodie for what i wonder!!!!!!!!
Avatar 9:32pm Flash Strap:

now if this don't play well with those skeletons I don't know what will
Avatar 9:34pm geezerette:

"Zombie" was great with the twirlers below playlist.
(I'm not really here)
Avatar 9:34pm Flash Strap:

damn, this is really good. I hadn't really heard it yet
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...this is the secret real powerful Vodou right here...you know it is...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:36pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...or: it's somewhat authentic charming Folk music & I'm a turd...that's also a possibility...
Avatar 9:39pm Flash Strap:

I am no judge, it is left to others to decide your fate, be it turd or vodou sniffer
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:39pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...it's good to have options...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:42pm Uncle Michael:

I gotta get my hands on that Fabulous Sounds Of The Pipe Organ And Percussion.
Avatar 9:46pm Flash Strap:

I'll shoot it your way if I ever get round to ripping it or if I find a rip anywhere. it's really good
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:47pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks Evan.
Avatar 9:52pm hyde:

thank you Flash Strap!
Avatar 9:53pm Little Danny:

Brilliant show Evan. Everyone, please join me in the next house over: wfmu.org...
Avatar 9:55pm coelacanth:

Thank you Evan! ciao Explorers.
Avatar 9:57pm Flash Strap:

Thanks everyone for listening! see you next week when I will maybe do a big Sven Libaek show or maybe a big Les Baxter one or who knows what I'll be into
Avatar 7:41am XapnoMapcase:

That dreamy Singapore set was some of the most enchanting radio I've ever heard. Just beautiful. Thanks.
  2:47pm Dyllz:

Onsta yerbita = Donde esta la yerbita? Los Destellos...
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