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Options February 8, 2017: I don't think for myself. I just parrot talking points.

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Artist Track Album Label Approx. start time
Lee Morgan  Yes I Can, No You Can't (edit)   Options The Gigolo  Blue Note  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Professor Elemental  Wages of Gin   Options Professor Elemental and His Amazing Friends  Tea Sea Records  0:03:29 (Pop‑up)
George Russell Smalltet  Concerto for Billy the Kid   Options Jazz Workshop  Bluebird/RCA  0:05:53 (Pop‑up)
Boogarins  6000 Dias (Ou Mantra dos 20 Anos)   Options Manual  Other Music  0:10:26 (Pop‑up)
Thomas Bergeron  To Fabricate Unknownness   Options Sacred Feast  Thomas Bergeron  0:14:50 (Pop‑up)
The Purcells  O Solitude   Options Four Songs by Henry Purcell  Mickael Mottet  0:22:42 (Pop‑up)
Steven Bernstein  Ani Mamin   Options Diaspora Soul  Tzadik  0:27:57 (Pop‑up)
Electric Eye  Bless   Options Different Sun  Jansen Plateproduksjon  0:33:01 (Pop‑up)
The Mighty Bop  Infrarouge   Options La Vague Sensorielle  Island  0:41:05 (Pop‑up)
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard  Sleep Drifter   Options Flying Microtonal Banana  ATO Records  0:45:58 (Pop‑up)
Brian Brain  At Home He's a Tourist   Options Culture  Secret  0:50:36 (Pop‑up)
Medeski, Martin & Wood  Chasen vs. Surbachi   Options Radiolarians II  Indirecto  0:54:28 (Pop‑up)
TOM WILSON  The Music Factory (ep. 11: Richie Havens)   Options THE MUSIC FACTORY (MGM-Verve series, 1967-68)  MGM Records  1:02:05 (Pop‑up)
Tom Wilson  Intro (theme: “Help I’m a Rock”) and welcoming Richie Havens   Options      
Tim Buckley  Morning Glory   Options Goodbye and Hello     
commercial  Nico (Chelsea Girl album)   Options      
Tom Wilson  intros Janis Ian's "Bahimsa"   Options      
Janis Ian  Bahimsa   Options For All the Seasons of Your Mind     
Tom Wilson  intros Karl Richter track   Options      
Karl Richter & the Munich Bach Choir   Osannah in Excelsis (from Bach's Mass in B Minor)   Options      
Tom Wilson  comments about Sopwith Camel   Options      
Eric Burdon & the Animals   Poem by the Sea   Options Winds of Change     
commercial  Gone with the Wind (soundtrack album)   Options      
Tom Wilson  more comments about Sopwith Camel   Options      
Sopwith Camel  The Great Morpheum   Options The Sopwith Camel     
Tom Wilson  intros next Janis Ian track   Options      
Janis Ian  Insanity Comes Quietly to the Structured Mind   Options For All the Seasons of Your Mind     
Tom Wilson  introduces Richie Havens, interview seg 1   Options      
Tim Hardin  Tribute to Hank Williams   Options Tim Hardin 2     
commercial  Far from the Madding Crowd (original soundtrack recording)   Options      
Tom Wilson  Richie Havens interview seg 2   Options      
Tom Wilson  lunchtime at the Music Factory (program mid-point)   Options      
commercial  Alan Lorber’s The Lotus Palace (album)   Options      
Richie Havens  Somethin' Else Again   Options Something Else Again     
Richie Havens  Run, Shaker Life   Options Something Else Again     
commercial  The James Cotton Blues Band (self-titled album)   Options      
Tom Wilson  Richie Havens interview seg 3   Options      
Richie Havens  Handsome Johnny   Options Mixed Bag     
Tom Wilson  Introduces his "Nightmare Pick of the Week"   Options      
Odetta  Strawberry Fields Forever   Options Odetta     
Tom Wilson  Richie Havens interview seg 4   Options      
commercial  Sopwith Camel (debut album)   Options      
Tom Wilson  Outro (theme: “Help I’m a Rock”) and thanks to Richie Havens   Options      
Miles Davis  Pharaoh's Dance   Options Bitches Brew  Columbia  2:05:21 (Pop‑up)
Geri Allen  Dancing Mystic Poets at Dawn   Options Flying Toward the Sound  Motema Music  2:24:46 (Pop‑up)
Deerhunter  Little Kids   Options Microcastle  Kranky  2:32:48 (Pop‑up)
Harry Hosono & the World Shyness  Focal Mind   Options Flying Saucer 1947  Speedstar/ Victor  2:36:47 (Pop‑up)
Mac Demarco  Passing Out Pieces of Me (Demo)   Options Salad Days Demos  Captured Tracks  2:41:15 (Pop‑up)
Icky Blossoms  Arabian Knights   Options Cowboy Knights  Saddle Creek  2:43:53 (Pop‑up)
Hiromi  Now or Never   Options Voice  Telarc  2:47:45 (Pop‑up)
Hank Mobley  Take Your Pick   Options Roll Call  Blue Note  2:53:47 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm Michael 98145:

[ now THAT's a strange martyrdom! ]
Avatar 3:05pm βrian:

Gin, gin. Now I'm thinking of gin.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:08pm chris:

mean bunny! nice tunes! hey Irwin, and other groovy peoples
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:08pm Michael 98145:

another bad night for the knight -
  3:08pm Brendan:

Gin is a kind mistress. Probably even a dominatrix. Other spirits have had me heaving and I stay away. Not so much gin.
Avatar 3:08pm Sem Chumbo:

Hiya, Irwin, and Chusidians.
Didn't I see this killer rabbit on GOT?
  3:09pm Dean:

Emailed this to Doug S. and Jeff G. this a.m. Listeners here might enjoy, too. It's the audio archive of predominantly live recordings by Don Ellis, most in Southern California: https://archive.org/search.php?query=creator%3A%22Ellis%2C+Don%22
  3:12pm Polyus:

Boogarins have a brand new live album out that is pretty good. They take their music much further out than the studio recordings would suggest.
Avatar 3:13pm βrian:

The scribe has noted in the margins that rabbits have no opposable digits.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:14pm Passaic River Blues:

@Dean: thanks for that link.
  3:15pm Brendan:

@Sem i think that might be the killer rabbit from Monty Python's Holy Grail .
Avatar 3:16pm Sem Chumbo:

haha@ βrian.
@Brenden: I heard all the Pythons were avid illuminated manuscript readers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:17pm Irwin:

Not a great drum solo, adequate.
  3:19pm Brendan:

Come to think of it I think I id'd that bunny in a lineup. He and that hedgehog Norman did the perp walk
Avatar 3:19pm Sem Chumbo:

viz: above
Avatar 3:21pm βrian:

That was no hedgehog. That was a whistlepig.
Avatar 3:21pm coelacanth∅:

βrian, i read somewhere that hare's are having velcro surgically attached to their pads, and then they get help attaching velcro to household items, like swords.
Avatar 3:28pm Hoboken Jack:

If I could like this show 463 times, I would.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:29pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Fortunately, the year of the rabbit doesn't strike again until 2023. We have some time.
  3:32pm Brendan:

No bunnies were actually harmed in the painting. However the human...
Avatar 3:33pm βrian:

I'm thinking: Lapin à la moutarde.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:35pm AnAnonymousParty:

Just goes to show you: Beware of rabbits wearing belts.
  3:36pm King Arthur:

That's why we relied on the Holy Hand Grenade.
Avatar 3:37pm coelacanth∅:

...even if it's only an orange belt.
Avatar 3:41pm Hoboken Jack:

How I envy the bonus limbs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:42pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Notice the eerie, subtle resemblance between the rabbit's face and that of the current sitting US president? The guy is going to go medieval on us real soon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:45pm AnAnonymousParty:

Yeah, well it's snowing here.
  3:47pm LaVaLaTweme:

ooh I like diz
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:52pm Irwin:

Someone remind me who Brian Brain was. A pseud for someone in PiL?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:55pm Irwin:

Ah, Martin Atkins, PiL drummer.
  3:55pm Dean:

Martin Atkins. Yes, PIL.
Avatar 4:04pm Hoboken Jack:

Jersey City's own Richie Havens!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:05pm Irwin:

Did he live in Hoboken for a spell, Jack?
  4:06pm Brian in New Orleans:

Richie is my father in law! his daughter Bekah is my wife....
Avatar 4:06pm dale:

love these music factory clips. irwin - at the top of the page is that the bunny from monty python and the holy grail?
  4:07pm Brian in NEW Orleans:

Richie last NJ home was in Jersey City. he had a home here in New Orleans
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:08pm melinda:

This is beautiful.
  4:09pm Dean:

How cool it must be having Richie Havens for a FIL!
  4:10pm Dean:

Mass in b minor
Avatar 4:10pm coelacanth∅:

i once parked on the outskirts of hoboken then as we walked toward the heart of it we heard Richie Havens' unmistakable singing. it was a free street concert.
that was lucky. he was as good as anything i'd ever heard by him.
rest in peace.
  4:10pm Brian in New Orleans:

truly a gifted spirit even if u didn't know who he was he had a certain calmness that could fill a room
Avatar 4:14pm geezerette:

He was some kind of genius.
  4:14pm Listener Robert:

This isn't something I do a lot, but at least this time I have a good target to get it out of my system: This particular cut being played in this Music Factory is one of the worst recorded pieces I've heard -- worthy of Atrocious Music.
  4:16pm Listener Robert:

To identify it further for those listening on archive, it was the piece just before the MGM Records ad.
Avatar 4:17pm dale:

great sopwith camel song, who i knew nothing about.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:17pm Irwin:

The complete program playlist for the Music Factory will be posted after the full 3-hr block is uploaded to the archives.
  4:19pm flashbazbo:

This is the song that sounds like trail of dead
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:20pm Mark the Sardine:

Thanks, @Brian in New Orleans... never knew the RH/NOLA connection. I love the city. Geaux Saints
  4:20pm Dean:

Wonder what was up with the GWTW s/t. Music performed by an orchestra "from" the movie was released in '61 on MGM, but the actual s/t didn't appear until '67.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:21pm Irwin:

Sopwith Camel were one-hit wonders, but that one hit became a standard: "Hello, Hello."
  4:21pm Listener Robert:

It also had that quality that I couldn't say, "So bad it's good." Badly sung to a bad arrangement of bad music. Not on key, but not Sprechstimme, and not cute like a child or someone trying to sing on key. Too much cymbal in the mix too.
  4:24pm Listener Robert:

Whew! I logged in just to get that out. I'm sure I won't have to revisit my "tough critic" persona again for a while...right, Ol' Pal?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:25pm dgg:

haha what? a hitler the housepainter joke?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:26pm Irwin:

Wilson quotes Lord Buckley. I'm sure most of his listeners in 1968 had no idea who.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:27pm dgg:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:29pm Irwin:

They probably thought he meant WFB.
  4:34pm P:

Tom Wilson understands what a trade balance and a trade deficit both mean. Wow, some people "working" in our government don't even understand the terms.
  4:34pm Dean:

Dr. Demento was playing LB in the mid-'70s. Pretty sure that's where/when I first heard him.
  4:35pm Listener Robert:

Thanks, dgg. I don't know what possessed me to look at that Wikipedia entry, because I'd thought all the humor in Lord Buckley was encompassed in his performances, recordings of some of which I'd heard, but I picked up a little tidbit in the article: a clue to what the hand-acted Chez Bippy segments on Soupy Sales's show were named for.
  4:36pm flashbazbo:

Is this a song I know?
Avatar 4:36pm Mr. Lowry:

I have something that adds drums to this. I can't remember what it is!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:37pm Irwin:

Wilson graduated Harvard cum laude with a degree in Economics (IIRC).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:37pm Michael 98145:

thanx. i need to re-watch some of those old soupy sales videos
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:42pm Irwin:

Richie had such an authoritative singing voice.
Avatar 4:42pm Sem Chumbo:

Great to hear Mr. Havens, singular voice.
Avatar 4:44pm coelacanth∅:

this is extraordinary
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:45pm Michael 98145:

this is such a great time machine ..
  4:45pm Brian in New Orleans:

Richie sounds awesome in my truck!
Avatar 4:45pm Sem Chumbo:

The energy coming from somewhere so deep.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:48pm Irwin:

I recently upgraded my audio restoration software (moved to iZotope RX5) so future eps of TMF might sound a little cleaner. There's a lot of distortion in the pressings. In many cases I replaced the embedded music tracks with remastered versions.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:50pm Michael 98145:

[ we thank you ]
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:51pm Irwin:

Harvey Brooks on bass on Handsome Johnny.
Avatar 4:51pm geezerette:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:52pm Irwin:

This track was co-written by Louis Gossett Jr.
Avatar 4:52pm coelacanth∅:

your dedication is a service to music Lovers and historians alike.
Avatar 4:52pm geezerette:

How wonderful! What a combination.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:53pm Irwin:

The bass is amazing. It IS the arrangement.
Avatar 4:53pm geezerette:

...& what coel said.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:54pm dgg:

wow, beautiful song
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:56pm Passaic River Blues:

@coel: word--truly appreciate the work put in week in/week out to air fascinating programming and unearthing the past.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:56pm Irwin:

Brooks was a childhood buddy of Al Kooper, played on Koop's Super Session LP, was a member of Electric Flag, did an endless number of session dates.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:57pm Michael 98145:

WFMU is probably the only station in the Universe playing this right now :)
  4:57pm Dean:

Ali Akbar Khan moved his school to Marin a while ago, but a year or two ago a related music instrument shop--walls lined with sitars, etc.--appeared just a couple blocks from the Berkeley campus.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:58pm Irwin:

Harvey Brooks: en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:00pm Michael 98145:

whoa, that was something. thank you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:01pm Michael 98145:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:02pm rsj:

JAM! the best one
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:02pm Cal Zone!:

Thanks for playing these Music Factory shows...they are absolutely wonderful in every way!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:03pm Michael 98145:

* Camel Sutra *
Avatar 5:03pm coelacanth∅:

- so Brooks was one of the bassists for that band who's music didn't have a bass guitar in it.
...even a great session bassist couldn't make the soft parade tolerable.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:03pm dgg:

they're great.
Avatar 5:04pm coelacanth∅:

nice! Miles!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:09pm Irwin:

Brooks is on Bitches Brew as well, not sure if he's on this track.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:10pm Irwin:

Yep, two bassists on Pharaoh's Dance -- Brooks and Dave Holland.
Avatar 5:11pm coelacanth∅:

yeah i wish i could hear the bass(es) on this. -'listening on a laptop
  5:11pm jkl:

irwin chusid is a trump FOLLOWER lol
  5:12pm Jack:

Harvey Brooks is on "Two Jews Blues" with Barry Goldberg and Mike Bloomfield. A great blues album.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:23pm maestroso:

Certainly digging this Miles.
Avatar 5:27pm geezerette:

Geri Allen!
Avatar 5:27pm geezerette:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:27pm Parq:

That long, leisurely Miles groove was a tonic. And this piano piece matches its title perfectly.
Avatar 5:33pm coelacanth∅:

obviously back in the ussr wins.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:33pm Passaic River Blues:

Adore this album.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:35pm Irwin:

Don't think I've heard a Deerhunter track I haven't enjoyed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:35pm common:

good evening.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:38pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

'Bitches Brew' started the day after Woodstock. Leisurely in a way, & in another always the subsurface roiling w/ Miles under the surface Cool - which fits the album title - & Woodstock intense in its' way too - full of strungut political frustration (Hendrix's National Anthem) last summer of the 60s, if you actually watch or listen to it. Contrast to the Music Factory around two years earlier.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:40pm Passaic River Blues:

@Irwin: come to think of it, I guess you're right. Brad Cox!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:40pm Irwin:

BB, Jack Johnson, In a Silent Way -- love one, love 'em all. Fertile spell for Miles.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:41pm Irwin:

And a radical break with what he did before (which was marvelous too, but more tied to hard bop).
Avatar 5:45pm geezerette:

I'm a sucker for his ballads too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:46pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

I'm always on about how the expanded Silent Way box was a revelation for me. 1st - the acoustic to electric transition was not just suddenly BB whomp there it is - & also how it relates to the forming of Ambient w/ Joe Zawinul. Mixing & major Editing were Rawk~Pop - in Jazz you were supposed to just know how to blow & get it - like all those divine BlueNote rekkids...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:48pm Parq:

If I recall, he got a lot of flack from traditionalists for that new direction. I seem to remember reading a news article about how he was not, for the first time in years, on the roster of what was then still known as the Newport Jazz Fest. Someone was quoted as saying some newspaper-friendly equivalent of "fuck Miles", adding "he's playing rock now!" Oh well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:48pm Irwin:

RRN63: Only recently got the expanded. It's a LOT to take in. Amazing how much quality material they decided NOT to release.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:50pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...in Rawk~Pop it's a lot about Sounds...Listening to Beatle-themed podcasts & they often lament that what Sony Legacy does isn't standard everywhere...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:51pm Linda Lee:

is there another fmu show where jazz is really featured? i don't think so! (considered while driving in the catskills today)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:51pm Michael 98145:

... or featured so well ?
  5:51pm Dean:

Jeff Golick's Saturday morning (for my time zone) features a lot of "out" jazz, hence the name Destination: Out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:52pm Irwin:

Jazz has a broad def, LL. There are others on FMU who play stuff in the wider category.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:52pm Irwin:

Just enough time to squeeze in some Hank Mobley.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:53pm Linda Lee:

how come i miss it alla time? i must take this up with the space/time continuum ....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:54pm Linda Lee:

i'm thinkin golden age 40s - 70s work under the more conventional defiinition. .. i hear so little!
Avatar 5:54pm geezerette:

Dean, that's a great show too.

Thanks Irwin,always time well spent.
  5:55pm Dean:

I'm kinda the same way about classical. Kurt G. plays it now and then...and Irwin via Tom Wilson gave air time to Bach today! Also, Doug Schulkind plays lots of jazz from those decades, but again the tracks tend to be limit-testers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:55pm Irwin:

50% of the jazz I feature is from the past 10 or 12 years.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:56pm Irwin:

Lots of the artists I feature are still active, and some relatively young.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:56pm Irwin:

Others, DOA.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:58pm Michael 98145:

@Dean, thank you. i must check this out! wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:58pm Linda Lee:

am i not listening properly? just looking for the stuff i recognize as 'jazz' (conventional standard instrumentation, 40s - 70s) & not really hearing the rest? could be!
Avatar 5:58pm geezerette:

FMU has a much wider range of Jazz than LA's Jazz station.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:58pm Linda Lee:

i must be aging.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:59pm Passaic River Blues:

Loved TM & George Russell Smalltet today. Thank you, IC!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:59pm Linda Lee:

becoming not only deaf but curmudgeonly!
Avatar 6:00pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Irwin
Avatar 6:00pm geezerette:

Linda Lee, it's on the GTD stream.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:00pm Linda Lee:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:01pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

There are of course many other stations/streams that have all kinds of Jazz. You need terrestrial radio tho'? 'Destination Out' is Sunday isn't it? 'Surface Noise' will have some - 'Long Rally' a good amount when it's on - Irene will play a bit...
  6:03pm Dean:

Yep, RRN63, D:O is on Sundays. Thanks for the correction.
  8:30pm Listener Robert:

That bad piece is identified as "Poem By The Sea", and it did not improve on my 2nd listen.
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