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February 10, 2017 Options
Winter in America
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Artist Selection Album    (Label / Recording date)
Theme Music:
Sarah Webster Fabio 
Jujus: Alchemy of the Blues   Options Jujus: Alchemy of the Blues
(Folkways 1976)
ECD  In Tempo   Options Major Force: The Original Art-Form
(Mo' Wax 1990)

Ernest Thompson  In the Baggage Coach Ahead   Options b/w The Little Rosewood Casket
(Columbia 1924)
Al Hopkins & His Buckle Busters  Black Eyed Susie   Options b/w Cluck Old Hen
(Brunswick 1927)
Da Costa Woltz's Southern Broadcasters feat. Jackson Young [Ben Jarrell]  Jack of Diamonds   Options b/w Oran Campbell: That Bad Man Stacklee
(Herwin 1927)
Red Mountain Trio  Sailing Down the Chesapeake Bay   Options b/w Dixie
(Columbia )
Bailey Brothers & the Happy Valley Boys  Rattlesnake Daddy   Options b/w Happy Valley Special
(Rich-R-Tone 1947)
Hambone Willie Newbern  Way Down in Arkansas   Options b/w Hambone Willie's Dreamy-Eyed Woman's Blues
(Okeh 1929)
Al & Hank  Answer to Red River   Options KSTP Sunset Valley Barn Dance
(B.A.C.M. ca. 1940)
Elmo Linn  Heart Full of Love   Options b/w This Little World of Mine
(Red Barn )

Talkover Music:
Annbjørg Lien 
The Water Lily   Options Felefeber: Norwegian Fiddle Fantasia
(Shanachie 1995)

Faceta  Bacturinha   Options Pastoril do Faceta
Cachimbinho & Geraldo Mousinho  Tudo de Hoje é Assim   Options Côcos e Emboladas
(Beverly 1991)
Arnaldo Antunes, Edgard Scandurra & Toumani Diabaté  Ir, Mão   Options A Curva Da Cintura
(Mais Um Discos 2012)
Ruban  Debandada Geral   Options b/w Tá Tudo Aí
(Tapcar 1971)
Waldir Serrão  Pare e Pense   Options b/w A Qualquer Hora
(CBS 1972)
Ton & Sergio  Vou Sair Do Cativeiro   Options b/w Jurema E Eu
(Polydor )
Emílio Santiago  Bananeira   Options Emílio Santiago
(CID 1975)
Iara Rennó feat. Tom Zé  Conversa   Options Macunaíma
(SESC 2008)

Talkover Music:
Mulatto   Options Dancing Is Beautiful: Dance Mixes Inspired by Vijaya Anand's "Dance Raja Dance"
(Luaka Bop 1992)

Lonnie Johnson and Blind Willie Dunn  Have to Change Keys to Play These Blues   Options b/w Two Tone Stomp
(Okeh 1928)
Teddy Bunn  Guitar in High   Options b/w Blues Without Words
(Blue Note 1940)
The Cats & the Fiddle  Chant of the Rain   Options b/w I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water
(Bluebird 1939)
Tal Farlow  Flamingo   Options Tal Farlow Quartet
(Blue Note 1953)
Wes Montgomery  Twisted Blues   Options Goin' Out of My Head
(Verve 1966)
Michael Gregory Jackson  A♭ B♭ 1-7-3°   Options Clarity
(Bija 1976)
James Blood Ulmer  See-Through   Options Are You Glad to Be in America?
(Rough Trade 1980)

Talkover Music:
Hank Garland 
Sugarfoot Rag   Options Hank Garland & His Sugar Footers
(Bear Family 1950)

Alick Nkhata  Game, Health, Independence, Josephine, Kaunda, Lusaka and Marriage   Options Zambia '64
(JCLP 1964)
E.C. Arinze  Lumumba Calypso   Options Nigeria Freedom Sounds! Calypso, Highlife, Juju & Apala:
Popular Music and the Birth of Independent Nigeria 1960-63
(Soul Jazz )
Les Espoirs de Coronthie  Sekou Toure   Options Dunuya Igiri
(self-released cassette 2004)
I.K. Dairo (M.B.E.) & His Blue Spots  President Mobutu   Options b/w Gongo Kinshasa
(Decca 1971)
Ernesto Djédjé  Houphouet Boigny "Zeguehy"   Options Le Roi Du Ziglibithy
(Badmos 1977)
Guelewar  President Jawara – Abdou Diouf   Options Halleli N'Dakarou
(Teranga Beat 2011)

Talkover Music:
Jimi Hendrix 
Born Under a Bad Sign   Options Blues
(MCA 1969)

Tom T. Hall  America the Ugly   Options I Witness Life
(Mercury 1970)
Laura Veirs  America   Options Warp & Weft
(Raven Marching Band 2013)
Swamp Dogg  God Bless America (For What?)   Options Rat On!
(Elektra 1971)
Melvin Van Peebles  Love, That's America   Options Watermelon Man (OST)
(Beverly Hills 1970)
Allen Ginsberg  America   Options Howl and Other Poems
(Fantasy 1956)
Steinski  Zinn Twain   Options

Talkover Music:
Melvin Jackson 
Funky Skull (pts. 1 & 2)   Options Funky Skull
(Limelight 1970)

Karen Starr  Big Man   Options b/w Get Off the Stage
(RSVP 1965)
Judy Clay  Give Love to Save Love   Options b/w It Ain't Long Enough
(Stax 1969)
The Modern Redcaps  Never Too Young (To Fall in Love)   Options b/w Golden Teardrops
(Swan 1966)
Nella Dodds  I Just Gotta Have You   Options b/w Honey Boy
(Wand 1966)
Tommy Youngblood  Tobacco Road   Options Pounds of Soul
(Ace )
The D.M. Movements  Ooo Wee Baby   Options Movements 4
(Tramp )
The Mandatory Eight  Sucker Punch   Options Funk, Soul & Afro Rarities:
An Introduction to ATA Records
(Here & Now 2014)
Barbara & Brenda  Hurtin' Inside   Options b/w That's When You've Got Soul
(Heidi 1964)

Closing Theme:
John Lee Hooker 
Stand By   Options I Feel Good
(Jewel 1971)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:54am Stanley:

Great. I'm in the right place at the right time, for a change.
And in keeping with the weather over where you are, it's snowing here in Edinburgh.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57am Doug Schulkind:

From one 'Burgh to another, good day!
Avatar 8:57am Andy in Etobicoke:

Good morning Doug and similar givers.

Squirrel Hill Posse represent!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:58am Doug Schulkind:

The squirrels are ready to race, Andy in Etobicoke!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:59am listener james from westwood:

I always find myself wanting to play the video game that goes off in my head to this bed music.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:01am Doug Schulkind:

The last video game I played was Pong, Listener James, but not in bed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02am doctorjazz:

Hey all, here from the Woof Moo morning show, fun today, ready for some Drumming!
  9:07am Mr C:

I bring my baggage to the Drummer every Friday..16 coaches long..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09am Doug Schulkind:

Have you been listening to the morning show tryouts? Any favorites thus far?

The train's been waiting in the station for you, Mr C. Clamber aboard and let's rickety-roll!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11am Doug Schulkind:

Boy, it sure sounds like Al and pals are having fun!
Avatar 9:11am duke:

Good morning all and sundry
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13am Doug Schulkind:

I've never liked sundry'd tomatoes, duke. Never.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13am Stanley:

I've been thinking about these morning show tryouts and intend to give a lot of consideration to my feedback. It's been a very mixed bag andI'm not sure we've got a ($400.000) winning formula, yet.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17am Doug Schulkind:

I just hope WFMU doesn't rush into it. It's maybe the most important decision the station has made in 25 years.
  9:21am Lore:

Love this Hambone Willie Newbern tune, many thanks to the drummer.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:22am Doug Schulkind:

Let me dust off your cushion, Lore. And here's a mint julep!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:22am listener james from westwood:

Was wondering how the new host would handle the marathon (prob. 2018; throwing them right into 17's would be cruel). Guessing they'll have different MCs over that fortnight, maybe even more than one per shift, but man, 30 hours of fundraising (plus whatever else if they already have a non-drive-time airshift) . . . that's rough.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24am Webhamster Henry:

So where are the autoharps?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24am Doug Schulkind:

If I was living back in NYC, I would have tried out for sure. What a dreamboat job that would be.

@Webhamster Henry
Never ever enough autoharps!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26am Alex In Illinois:

Tat last song about Arkansas, reminds me of a book of Ozark folk tails collected in Missouri by Vance Randolph. Some of them had derogatory references to people for Arkansas.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27am doctorjazz:

My long winded take on The Morning Show is: there are 2 different things the DJ brings to the morning show, his music selection and his (they're all male) patter/shtick/personality. Personally, I find the outrageous shtick fun on a once a week show (say, Toddo-Phonic Todd), not sure I'd love it on a daily, morning schedule. It gets ironic, which can get old quickly (to me, of course), but is fun in small doses. As far as music, as a Drummer Stream addict, I personally go for the widest range of music that the DJ can bring to the show. Some DJ's mine a particular musical area in great depth, but don't stray too far from that area. Which, again, is fine weekly, love to go into depth with them, but, on a daily show, I'd prefer someone that can get into the wider musical world, different genres, countries, decades, etc.
My $0.02, of course...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:29am doctorjazz:

I so far really liked Dan Carlisle, Jim The Poet today, and Joe Belock's shows. I also really liked Matt Warwick's morning shows-he is big on shtick, of course, but he has me laughing out loud sometimes (could be dangerous on the drive), and has the funkiest bed music. And he can venture all sorts of places musically.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31am Webhamster Henry:

I like DA the DJ's take, it sounds exactly like the reverb-y and oversaturated AM radio of my youth, but he needs a co-host, I think.
But I haven't heard the whole spectrum of morning folks - it's a little early for me.
Drive time radio should be like a sonnet - with features appearing at regular times of the show, which is very like a clock itself.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31am melinda:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:32am Webhamster Henry:

That said, whoever it it should play the Daily Steinski News Remix if Mr. Stein can keep it up !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33am doctorjazz:

It comes down to personal taste, of course...I found the AM radio patter cute, but think it would wear over time (the remixes, including the news, were great, agreed).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34am doctorjazz:

I'd hate to be making the final decision. They are all fine DJs
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34am Doug Schulkind:

Great cover art for this one:
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34am Stanley:

Great to hear your daughter is a vegetablarian. I love it when young people take a principled position.
Talking of bacon, I'm in a similar position and have to sneak out once a week for my fix (shades on, collar turned up etc).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34am listener james from westwood:

@WebHenry: Excellent metaphor. And not just 'coz I majored in English.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35am annie:

ok, i made it!!... is it legal to voice our opinions on the mrning show? really, i'd go with glenn jones.. so far. LOVED hearing billyjam, but it could get old. i hope ken puts out a survey, i'd fill it out. wonder what kind of study group is collected.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35am Doug Schulkind:

@Webhamster Henry
Steinski sent me his new mix yesterday. It will appear in our 5th set today...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35am Doug Schulkind:

Good morning, melinda! Good morning, annie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:36am Stanley:

Steinski - hooray!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:38am Doug Schulkind:

Greetings, Alex in Illinois. And to Alex in Arkansas, we apologize.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:40am Stanley:

@Webhamster Henry - I agree with you on the regular feature thing. I think that's how success is built, creating a rapport with the audience around familiar shared enjoyments.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:42am Doug Schulkind:

Doing a show like "the morning show" on WFMU is tough thing to pull off. Hard not to alienate some portion of the audience. The absolutely must-have element it must feature, in my opinion, is a freeform musical perspective. That is a deal maker/breaker in my estimation.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:42am Stanley:

It might sound formulaic but if it's a good formula. It certainly worked on the BBC morning shows, over the years. (Terry Wogan, Steve Wright etc)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:43am melinda:

I haven't kept up with the DJ tryouts lately, but liked all that I've heard for different reasons. Since I'm not an early morning (before 8:30) listener my concern is (selfishly) whether or not a favorite DJ might have to abandon their regular slot, and also what is best for the station (attracting more listeners and pledge $$). I thought Clay Pigeon was great, also liked Dan Carlisle, Glen Jones, impressed by the playlists of some I haven't caught up with yet. @Henry: yes to regular feature.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:44am Webhamster Henry:

@Listener James: I have a BA in Computer Science/English!

WBAI used to play old radio serials (15 minutes apiece) in the morning and that was excellent! Some were also newly produced too:
"Our Life
Together Among the Works of Art," an
original radio serial written by- Jessica
Raimi. Six starving writers sit around a
kitchen table talking about life, love,
landlords and writers' block.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:48am listener james from westwood:

@Henry: A mighty blend! Humanities and STEM!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:48am Doug Schulkind:

Honestly, I think Ken Freedman would be the obvious choice for the morning show. He is a simply brilliant radiomaker. Unfortunately, he is also a brilliant and essential station manager. Hard to see how he could do both.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:49am melinda:

@Doug: Ken was a favorite too but yeah, can't do both.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:49am Webhamster Henry:

His shows were a little toned down for the morning, but there is but one Ken, and I'd hate for him to be as ubiquitous as Alan Chartock on WAMC.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:50am listener james from westwood:

If anyone on the morning shows manages to put something like that together, something that keeps people from leaving their cars when they've reached work, that would be amazing. And I've loved it when FMU DJs have aired old serials. I drove out of listening range one early morning while listening to one and it KILLED ME not knowing how it ended. Sadly, no pulling over on a highway!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:50am doctorjazz:

I really enjoyed the morning shows Ken did during his prolonged run. I think he got sick during it, seemed to be much for him to do. It was definitely toned down from the Wednesday show he does.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:51am Stanley:

I agree with you, Doug. So it's must that the DJ has a wide knowledge and excellent taste in music (a la WFMU freeform ethic) and if you could marry that with presentation skills, an amiable and outgoing personality, and a free-flowing, feature laden and (not to forget - humorous) show, I think we've got it.

Not much to ask, is it?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:51am listener james from westwood:

I would not be too sad if we had a 2-week cycle of 5 DJs, much like the tryouts, but it sounds like they're bent on a single person.
@Doug: I'm glad Ken set the tone for the tryouts. He was great. We need cloning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:53am melinda:

So far the ones I've heard all meet the freeform requirement, though they have different takes on freeform.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:54am Webhamster Henry:

Something else that WFMU brings to the air is lots and lots of music in foreign languages. I'd like that to stay in the Mix.
I also can listen to Clay Pigeon without stop, especially if he's interviewing someone, but also his amazing songs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:54am listener james from westwood:

I felt like Jonesy was talking directly to me during his show. That makes a difference, no disrespect to the other contenders.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55am Stanley:

Listener James - I think we'll need to find a large core following, folks that only listen to the radio in the morning or in their cars, for instance, that will become avid followers and dig deep when it comes to marathon time. I don't think a rota will do that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55am Doug Schulkind:

Glen Jones is a genius.
Avatar 9:56am Brian in UK:

Hello Doug.

Cloning of the station manager is a scary but pragmatic solution.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57am listener james from westwood:

@Stanley: True that.
@Henry: Yes, that is something we had with the simulcast behind Nachum; that world focus. In more than one way the tryout roster is less diverse.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58am annie:

i could almost tolerate ken, too; though i feel it would be a burden for him to sustain that energy over a long period. one thing that would change, i think, woud be there would be fewer off-color comments and edgy jokes.. i prefer to not hear them. (i love you ken, but it's just not up my alley.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59am melinda:

I don't listen to Glen Jones on Sundays due to schedule but I agree he has that special DJ quality.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00am doctorjazz:

I didn't recall Clay Pigeon (been a while already), so I went back to his playlist to refresh my memory. Oh yeah, I'll put him on the short list, great shows!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02am Stanley:

melinda - 'special DJ quality'. I think that's a must. I regard most of the deejays on WFMU more as presenters. The morning show needs an attention grabbing DJ to compete with all the other stuff on the dial.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:03am Stanley:

Greets, Brian.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:04am melinda:

@Stanley: yeah, it's a tall order to fill.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:05am doctorjazz:

The Lang/Johnson duets are fabulous!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:07am Doug Schulkind:

Oh yes indeed they are. Meticulous and gorgeous.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:08am Doug Schulkind:

About an 107% of me wishes that WFMU's new morning show would be hosted by a non-white and/or non-dude deejay.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:12am Jeff Golick:

(Squiggy enters) Hello.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:12am Doug Schulkind:

Hello, Brian in UK! Almost missed ya!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:13am doctorjazz:

Agreed, but the competition doesn't include any DJ's of that persuasion (no applicants, Ken posted somewhere when asked).
Avatar 10:13am Flash Strap:

Hi all! Hi Doug!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:14am Webhamster Henry:

@Doug I had an idea that it should be a South Asian version of JM in the AM, but keeping that non commercial might be difficult!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:14am listener james from westwood:

Doug, add to that my 200%.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:15am melinda:

I love this cover!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:16am Doug Schulkind:

Coming up next, one of the most punch-you-in-the-stomach songs I've ever heard. In a GOOD way.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:16am melinda:

@Doug: I think there is a female DJ on the list.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:16am Webhamster Henry:

One of the great things about WFMU is its great female DJ staff!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:17am Doug Schulkind:

Give the Drummer Radio will be adding a woman DJ in about two months. New to come...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:18am listener james from westwood:

It's something I watch w/ each schedule change.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:18am Webhamster Henry:

Billy Jam & Sammus was a pretty good show, she did an on-air rap!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:18am listener james from westwood:

@Doug: Excellent to hear.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:19am Webhamster Henry:

* archive:
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:19am doctorjazz:

Tal Farlow took me a bit to penetrate, he's pretty amazing, though (I think the problem with jazz guitar lies in the technical difficulty of the instrument, I tried learning jazz guitar at one point, failed miserably. The technical demands lead players to get metronomic, scale and chord fixated, and often only other guitarists "get" them. Also, pre-Hendrix, the tonal palatte was fairly fixed, no boxes to get the guitar to wail, volume fixed pretty much as well, didn't allow for textural variation and "cries" the way a sax does).
Avatar 10:19am Little Danny:

Wow, that Farlow version of "Flamingo" was ace! G'mornin' Doug and all
Avatar 10:21am βrian:

Until the new DJ is on board, you all can just change your pronouns.
  10:22am sinner:

I can play like that.
  10:22am mauri:

heyyy just got back from skiing on the lake. saw the sunset when i got to the open and fullmoon rising when coming back.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:22am Doug Schulkind:

By Jah, I think you've articulated a big part of why I find jazz guitar so hard to warm up to. It requires such technical virtuosity that it's hard to hear beyond the proficiency. And it's hard(er) to play the instrument beyond its narrow confines. Not saying that it can't be done, obviously, but...

Good morning, Mr. Keep Me Up Late Listening to Radio When I Should Be Preparing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:24am Doug Schulkind:

Sorry about the dead air! My wireless mouse has been dropped so many times that it loses its connection with the slightest jiggle.

Do I go out any buy myself another mouse? Noooooooo.

What a bozo.


Greetings, sinner! Groovings, mauri!
Avatar 10:24am Flash Strap:

this is great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:25am Doug Schulkind:

Takes great to know great, Flash Strap!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:25am Doug Schulkind:

Oliver Lake is on alto sax here.
Avatar 10:29am Brian in UK:

It is blooming cold outside these four walls when dog walking. A strong easterly wind.

This J B ULmer takes me back.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:29am doctorjazz:

We're getting into Post-Hendrix guitar, much more fluid. Love Ulmer, what a unique approach to his axe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:31am annie:

it's just the oppostie with me doug, i live the jazz guitar; and i can do jazz piano, too. that jazz sax/clarinet only make sense to me if i can hear actual melodies or tunes, rambling notes hurt my sense of rhythm.
Avatar 10:31am Brian in UK:

Too many people play electric guitar badly to compensate for those who play it majestically.
There I writ it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:32am melinda:

I don't see the steel drum Jackson 5 cover on the playlist, was that the stream coming through earlier?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:33am melinda:

Oh, it was Marty's show. Weird, 'cause I didn't touch a thing.
Avatar 10:35am Flash Strap:

fun fact about that steel drum Jackson 5, if it's the one I'm thinking of: Van Dyke Parks produced it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:36am listener james from westwood:

@mauri: That sounds perfectly lovely! I've only walked out onto a frozen lake once, in Boy Scouts. Bitter cold winter made the ice on an upstate NY lake thick enough to support a car. Was weird looking back from the center of the lake to land without being on an inner tube.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:37am Doug Schulkind:

Even weirder, melinda, I played Michael (Gregory) Jackson.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:38am melinda:

Evan it's the Esso Trinidad Steel Band from 1971. Marty has played it before and I read up on it then but forgot the history, except that there was sponsorship by the Esso company.
Avatar 10:38am Kris Holmes:

morning everyone
Avatar 10:38am βrian:

I remember getting a good mile or more out on the ice of Lake Champlain.
Avatar 10:40am still b/p:

On mouse casualties: I spilled tea onto and into mine on Wenesday and it mouses no more.
On the guitari technicali: I saw a gypsy jazz trio several years ago and the lead guitarist was so taken so often with his own fast runs and chops off the regular melodies and rhythms that the detours, accomplished though they may be, were tiresome.
Avatar 10:40am Flash Strap:

to complicate things, Esso sponsored 2 steelbands, with the same name! but one of them, the better of the two imo, had a relationship with VDP, and I'm pretty sure he worked on that session
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:41am Doug Schulkind:

Howdy, Kris Holmes, βrian, and still b/p!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:42am Doug Schulkind:

@still b/p
Some people disparage the pianist Art Tatum for that very reason. I am not one of those people, however.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:44am Webhamster Henry:

It hasn't been cold enough recently, but many years ago I walked out over the middle of the Hudson river to watch the iceboats. It's pretty unforgettable.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:45am Doug Schulkind:

Retroactively, Webhamster Henry: BE CAREFUL!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:45am doctorjazz:

It's sometimes hard to hear past the great technique to the musical thinking. I love Tatum too, and Oscar Peterson, but had difficulties with them at first. And, I fell for Jim Hall before I could appreciate Tal Farlow or Joe Pass (who are both great, but took me a bit to "get" them.
Avatar 10:46am βrian:

Oh fer a little espoir, these days!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:47am Doug Schulkind:

I still haven't fallen in love with Oscar Peterson. There, I said it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:50am Stanley:

Guinea is one of the few places you find musicians genuinely heralding their president.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:50am Stanley:

(as per the previous track)
Avatar 10:51am Brian in UK:

Conakry just sounds like a place to visit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:51am Alex In Illinois:

Okay, now if I recall correctly, I.K. Dairo (M.B.E.) & His Blue Spots are from Nigeria, and Mobuto Sese Seko was President of Zaire. I wander what they are singing about him.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:52am Stanley:

Shit, I think now there's a band singing the praises of the Monser Mobutu.
I think I'll keep quiet.
Avatar 10:52am Brian in UK:

Alex was it called Angola in those days.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:54am Stanley:

Avatar 10:54am Brian in UK:

Stanley, mentioning Guinea has got me all messed up for Sory Kandia Koyate.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:55am Doug Schulkind:

Monster is right. I played that for historical context only. Not much pleasuretaking.

@Alex in Illinois
Often times bands/artists from one African nation would leave their home country for another for various reasons (political exile, for example). In return for support and diplomatic permissions, bands would perform praises to the heads of state in their adopted country. Not sure if that's the story with Dairo/Mobutu.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:56am Alex In Illinois:

@ Brian in UK: is that meant as joke? I am pretty certain that Zaire and Angola were two separate countries existing on the same map at the same time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:56am Uncle Michael:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:57am Alex In Illinois:
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:57am Doug Schulkind:

Wow, video of DeVos being physically block from entering a school in D.C. and being turned away — is the most glorious thing I've seen today.
Avatar 10:58am Brian in UK:

Ziglibithy, great name.

Alex, it is my memory playing games. Countries next to each other beginning with As & Zs
Avatar 10:58am Flash Strap:

holy moly where you see this?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:59am Doug Schulkind:

On the Twitter.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:00am melinda:

Streams switched on me again and I heard Jean Michel Jarre, wondered why things went synthy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:00am Doug Schulkind:

Not sure if this link will work:
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:00am Uncle Michael:

By way of a clarification, today I will be playing an undetermined number of songs, all of which were released in 1970, and all of which appeared on the "top-100" charts (pop, r&b, or c&w) at some point. I will not be playing the top 100 charting song from 1970. "top-100-charting" is intended as an adjective. Also, I'm not doing six hours.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:01am Doug Schulkind:

How are you listening? Pop-up player? iTunes? Maybe try stopping and restarting?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:01am Doug Schulkind:

Good morning brother Uncle!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:01am Sam Segal:

Greetings, @Doug and Dougians.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:02am melinda:

Yes, pop-up player. I'll try Itunes instead.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:02am Uncle Michael:

She picked the wrong time to set foot in a public school for the first time in her life.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:02am Carmichael:

Heya Doug and cyber hipsters. Happy Friday!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:02am Doug Schulkind:

Sam "the Seagull Flies on Monday" Segal!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:03am Doug Schulkind:

Rise and shine, Carmichael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:06am Jeff Golick:

DeVos is disgusting on so many levels. She will get her reward in the next life, no doubt.
Avatar 11:06am Flash Strap:

man it wasn't even that many protesters... i weep at the simple beauty of her retreat

put on your iron shirt, and chase devos out of eart'
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:07am Doug Schulkind:

In a pond of scum, she is the shimmering surface.
  11:10am Mr C:

Stax great William Bell will be singing Born Under a Bad Sign live on the Grammy's Sunday, a song he wrote! With Gary Clark Jr. on guitar..
Avatar 11:11am Brian in UK:

@Flash nice Max Romeo link.

Who sponsored The Desporadoes?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:12am Doug Schulkind:

Thanks for the 411, Mr C. You are the man with the 411,000,000.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:15am Parq:

Well, at least there'll be *something* on the Grammys this year that won't suck.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:17am Doug Schulkind:

Parq it right here!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:17am Carmichael:

And not a grizzly bear in sight!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:17am Doug Schulkind:

Man, Laura Veirs still thrills me every damn time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:18am doctorjazz:

The sad thing about DeVos is, she's maybe the least worrisome of the clowns being put in place, in terms of long term damage. And, she's quite bad...
  11:19am sinner:

Standing up for this one. (Swamp Dogg)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:19am Webhamster Henry:

@Uncle Michael! I have a sound bite for you:
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:20am Doug Schulkind:

I agree with you. The Sec. of Education is largely a symbolic figurehead. But she can still do plenty of damage. Normalizing the demonization of public schools and their inhabitants.

I stand with you, sinner.
Avatar 11:21am Flash Strap:

LOVE swamp dogg!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:21am Carmichael:

No one can patriotize better than Swamp Dogg!
Avatar 11:22am Brian in UK:

If you cannot trust someones' hair colour, what can you trust about them?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:22am Doug Schulkind:

Brother Jerry Williams Jr is still going strong, too. Bless him.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:24am mauri:

Heres a pic
  11:25am A Phlebotomist Writes:

From my experience, all the folks that I have bled are all the same color under the skin.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:25am Artie Haywire:

Oh lord, our country!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:25am Webhamster Henry:

Van Peebles! I like "The Coolest Place In Town"!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:25am Doug Schulkind:

Hey there Phlebby! How ya been?!
  11:27am A Phlebotomist Writes:

Cool as the President's heart.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:27am Doug Schulkind:

America Related Poem Content Details

America I’ve given you all and now I’m nothing.
America two dollars and twentyseven cents January 17, 1956.
I can’t stand my own mind.
America when will we end the human war?
Go fuck yourself with your atom bomb.
I don’t feel good don’t bother me.
I won’t write my poem till I’m in my right mind.
America when will you be angelic?
When will you take off your clothes?
When will you look at yourself through the grave?
When will you be worthy of your million Trotskyites?
America why are your libraries full of tears?
America when will you send your eggs to India?
I’m sick of your insane demands.
When can I go into the supermarket and buy what I need with my good looks?
America after all it is you and I who are perfect not the next world.
Your machinery is too much for me.
You made me want to be a saint.
There must be some other way to settle this argument.
Burroughs is in Tangiers I don’t think he’ll come back it’s sinister.
Are you being sinister or is this some form of practical joke?
I’m trying to come to the point.
I refuse to give up my obsession.
America stop pushing I know what I’m doing.
America the plum blossoms are falling.
I haven’t read the newspapers for months, everyday somebody goes on trial for murder.
America I feel sentimental about the Wobblies.
America I used to be a communist when I was a kid I’m not sorry.
I smoke marijuana every chance I get.
I sit in my house for days on end and stare at the roses in the closet.
When I go to Chinatown I get drunk and never get laid.
My mind is made up there’s going to be trouble.
You should have seen me reading Marx.
My psychoanalyst thinks I’m perfectly right.
I won’t say the Lord’s Prayer.
I have mystical visions and cosmic vibrations.
America I still haven’t told you what you did to Uncle Max after he came over from Russia.
I’m addressing you.
Are you going to let your emotional life be run by Time Magazine?
I’m obsessed by Time Magazine.
I read it every week.
Its cover stares at me every time I slink past the corner candystore.
I read it in the basement of the Berkeley Public Library.
It’s always telling me about responsibility. Businessmen are serious. Movie producers are serious. Everybody’s serious but me.
It occurs to me that I am America.
I am talking to myself again.

Asia is rising against me.
I haven’t got a chinaman’s chance.
I’d better consider my national resources.
My national resources consist of two joints of marijuana millions of genitals an unpublishable private literature that jetplanes 1400 miles an hour and twentyfive-thousand mental institutions.
I say nothing about my prisons nor the millions of underprivileged who live in my flowerpots under the light of five hundred suns.
I have abolished the whorehouses of France, Tangiers is the next to go.
My ambition is to be President despite the fact that I’m a Catholic.

America how can I write a holy litany in your silly mood?
I will continue like Henry Ford my strophes are as individual as his automobiles more so they’re all different sexes.
America I will sell you strophes $2500 apiece $500 down on your old strophe
America free Tom Mooney
America save the Spanish Loyalists
America Sacco & Vanzetti must not die
America I am the Scottsboro boys.
America when I was seven momma took me to Communist Cell meetings they sold us garbanzos a handful per ticket a ticket costs a nickel and the speeches were free everybody was angelic and sentimental about the workers it was all so sincere you have no idea what a good thing the party was in 1835 Scott Nearing was a grand old man a real mensch Mother Bloor the Silk-strikers’ Ewig-Weibliche made me cry I once saw the Yiddish orator Israel Amter plain. Everybody must have been a spy.
America you don’t really want to go to war.
America its them bad Russians.
Them Russians them Russians and them Chinamen. And them Russians.
The Russia wants to eat us alive. The Russia’s power mad. She wants to take our cars from out our garages.
Her wants to grab Chicago. Her needs a Red Reader’s Digest. Her wants our auto plants in Siberia. Him big bureaucracy running our fillingstations.
That no good. Ugh. Him make Indians learn read. Him need big black niggers. Hah. Her make us all work sixteen hours a day. Help.
America this is quite serious.
America this is the impression I get from looking in the television set.
America is this correct?
I’d better get right down to the job.
It’s true I don’t want to join the Army or turn lathes in precision parts factories, I’m nearsighted and psychopathic anyway.
America I’m putting my queer shoulder to the wheel.
Avatar 11:30am βrian:

Now if only we had the bouncing ball to go with the text.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am Doug Schulkind:

Allen Ginsberg was a great American.

The premiere of a new mix by Steinski, next.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:33am Webhamster Henry:

Avatar 11:33am Flash Strap:

God Doug that was good to hear
  11:34am El Thatchmo:

It's Winter in America: For Reelz!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:35am Doug Schulkind:

You can just call me Doug, Flash Strap.

@El Thatchmo
That Gil Scott number got edited out for time...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:36am Parq:

This is one of those things that are so obvious that it infuriates me to have to say them: Patriotism equals unquestioning fealty to the president and his staff only when the president is a Republican.
Avatar 11:36am northguineahills:

Steinski's production techniques are instantly identifiable. Love it!
Avatar 11:39am Brian in UK:

Chin up Mr DJ.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:40am Doug Schulkind:

Yes absolutely! He has a "sound" just like any great, original artist. Greetings!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:41am Jeff Golick:

I would just like to thank @Webmaster Henry for reminding me of EchoNYC (link above)! We were so much younger then.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:41am Doug Schulkind:

Double chin up, Brian?

Did I say GOOD MORNING to Jeff Golick? Good morning, Jeff Golick!
Avatar 11:42am βrian:

"Love is not a pie."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am Uncle Michael:

Top of the hour? You bet! Join me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am Artie Haywire:

But pie is love.
Avatar 11:43am βrian:

Though it can involve pie, I'm sure.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:43am Jeff Golick:

Oh, it's implied, @Doug. But thanks and back atcha.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:43am Uncle Michael:

Cool bite, Henry! I wish I was playing that 1969 song in 1970.
Avatar 11:43am βrian:

Mmmm, Pie!
  11:45am JtotheK:

Digging this Modern Redcaps. Hi everyone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:45am Doug Schulkind:

I am all for Nella-Dodds AND Dodd-Frank!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:45am Alex In Illinois:

Homer Simpson: Mmmm Floor pie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:46am Doug Schulkind:

Help yourself to pie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:49am doctorjazz:

Great show, fun chat board today too (usually a good one in these parts; even had some time to post some today, enjoyed it). Off to UM...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:50am Doug Schulkind:

Safe travels, doc!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:50am Uncle Michael:

I'm going to miss watching the boughs bow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:51am annie:

just popping back in to thank you for another great show, doug!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52am Doug Schulkind:

You are extremely welcome, annie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53am GIVE THE DRUMMER RADIO:

Uncle Michael's Hinky Dinky Time is a superduper radio show that will make you happy. Tune in and turn on! It's up next, here on the Drummer Stream:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:54am Jeff Golick:

I suppose The B.M. Movements would not be as good a name.
I am six years old.
I'll see myself out now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am Doug Schulkind:

You're a whizz at humor, Jeff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am Doug Schulkind:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am Carmichael:

Finally, a chance for me to say "Ugh!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57am Doug Schulkind:

That one didn't bowl me over, Carmichael.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am Uncle Michael:

Thanks Uncle Dougle! Piss...out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am Carmichael:

I meant the song, not the movement ...
Avatar 11:59am βrian:

The difference between a garbanzo and a chickpea?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am Doug Schulkind:

Didn't mean to dump on you, Carmichael.
Avatar 12:00pm βrian:

"The Drumpf wouldn'd pay $1000 to have a garbanzo on him."
Avatar 12:00pm northguineahills:

Thanks Doug!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00pm listener james from westwood:

Many thanks, Doug, especially for the new Steinski; forward to him all our gratitude!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm Doug Schulkind:

Will do will do, Listener James!
Avatar 12:02pm Flash Strap:

great show! great!
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