Busy Doing Nothing with Charlie Options | A virtual supermarket sweep of recorded history, with an emphasis on processed cheese.

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Playlist for 13 April 2017 Options | Divers entertainments

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Artist Song Album Label Approx. start time
John Evans and the Big Band  All Blues   Options Cool Percussion  Directional Sound  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Ethel Smith  Quizas, Quizas, Quizas   Options The Many Moods of  Decca  0:04:19 (Pop‑up)
Martian Denny Orchestra  Sealed With a Kiss   Options En el Espacio  Spinout/Sundazed  0:06:50 (Pop‑up)
Tipsy  Kitty Takes a Ride   Options Uh-oh!  Asphodel  0:09:26 (Pop‑up)
Hypnotuba  Prefixes From Outer Space   Options Loosed  Hypnotuba  0:12:20 (Pop‑up)
Swing Out Sister  You on My Mind   Options Best of  Mercury  0:16:32 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Bunny Kick   Options Uh-oh!  Asphodel  0:19:53 (Pop‑up)
Mary Wells  The One Who Really Loves You   Options Greatest Hits  Motown  0:24:22 (Pop‑up)
Shirley Scott  Satin Doll   Options 7-inch single  Prestige  0:26:39 (Pop‑up)
Bee Gees  Jive Talkin'   Options 45 played at 33  RSO  0:29:35 (Pop‑up)
Charles Sonko & Sisters with Equator Sound  Sifunanga wa Baruaio   Options The Kampala Sound: 1960s Ugandan Dance Music (various artists)  Original Music  0:33:47 (Pop‑up)
The Zombies  What More Can I Do   Options The Zombies  Parrot  0:36:29 (Pop‑up)
Barney Kessel and His Men  Something for Cat   Options Breakfast at Tiffany's  Reprise  0:38:02 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Barney Kessel and His Men 
Holly   Options Breakfast at Tiffany's  Reprise  0:40:57 (Pop‑up)
Celia Cruz con La Sonora Matancera  El Disgusto de la Rumba   Options Mexico, Que Grande Eres  Seeco  0:43:34 (Pop‑up)
Clara Nunes  Nação   Options Nação  EMI-Odeon  0:46:30 (Pop‑up)
Cal Tjader  Sally's Tomato   Options Sona Libre  Verve  0:50:15 (Pop‑up)
Messer für Frau Müller  2 x 2 = 5   Options Hyper Utesov Presents  Solnze  0:53:26 (Pop‑up)
Delta Rhythm Boys  Flickorna i Smaland   Options Guldkorn  Metronome/Warner Sweden  0:57:05 (Pop‑up)
Sounds Orchestral  Moon River   Options Meets Henry Mancini  Pye  0:59:41 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Bongo Entp. 
Lujon   Options Lujon  Music for Dreams  1:03:37 (Pop‑up)
Oleg Kostrow  Y.O.U.   Options Aspirin & Serpantin  Solnze  1:07:14 (Pop‑up)
Thelonious Monk  Black and Tan Fantasy   Options The Thelonious Monk Memorial Album  Milestone  1:10:40 (Pop‑up)
Stock, Hausen & Walkman  Stripper   Options Organ Transplants vol. 2  Hot Air  1:13:59 (Pop‑up)
Bobby Darin  I Guess I'm Good for Nothing But the Blues   Options Mack the Knife: The Best of Bobby Darin, Volume 2  Atco  1:17:48 (Pop‑up)
Black Star Club (vocal: Sharmila)  Chozi Lanitoka   Options Nyota: Black Star & Lucky Star Musical Clubs (various artists)  GlobeStyle  1:21:12 (Pop‑up)
Gladys Knight & the Pips  Giving Up   Options 7-inch single (originally)  Maxx  1:24:21 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Shudder to Think 
pH Balanced   Options High Art (soundtrack)  Velvel  1:27:14 (Pop‑up)
Henry Mancini  Latin Golightly   Options Breakfast at Tiffany's (soundtrack)  RCA  1:30:37 (Pop‑up)
Djavan  Para-Raio   Options A Voz, O Violao, A Musica de Djavan  Som Livre  1:33:28 (Pop‑up)
Pizzicato Five  Let's Be Adult   Options This Year's Girl  Seven Gods  1:35:52 (Pop‑up)
Ten Wheel Drive  Shootin' the Breeze   Options Peculiar Friends  Polydor  1:39:28 (Pop‑up)
Barbara Lory  In Questo Mondo   Options 7-inch single (originally)  Saint Martin Record  1:42:39 (Pop‑up)
The Bran Flakes  I Have a Friend   Options I Have Hands  Illegal Art  1:44:51 (Pop‑up)
Volcanic Eruption  I've Got Something Going for Me   Options Eccentric Soul: The Way Out Label (various artists)  Numero Group  1:47:45 (Pop‑up)
Piero Umiliani  Sophisticated Lady   Options Ode to Duke Ellington  Easy Tempo  1:50:39 (Pop‑up)
June Tabor  Solitude   Options Some Other Time  Hannibal  1:54:06 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Johnny Beecher 
Sax Fifth Avenue   Options 45 played at 33  Warner Bros.  1:56:28 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:44am annie:

i'm too busy, not busy enough to switch the the drummer stream!
Avatar 12:00pm βrian:

That Jello mold reminds me of a Human Sexual Response album.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm Michael:

Greetings Charlie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm doctorjazz:

Hi Charlie and Nothingers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm listener james from westwood:

Good afternoon, Charlie and all!
Avatar 12:02pm bobdoesthings:

heyyy.. so wait.. someone said this is your last show? or something? whats that about?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm Charlie:

Hello dare, annie, ßrian, Michael, doctorjazz, listener james, and bobdoesthings!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:04pm Charlie:

bobdoes -- two more shows after today, then May 4, Underwater Theme Park with Meghan will move into this time slot. I am going to start grad school, and will not have time to continue doing the show, for some time, anyway.
Avatar 12:05pm bobdoesthings:

ahhh.. ohh.. bummer.. for us. but best of luck to you in grad school!
Avatar 12:06pm Little Danny:

Savoring these shows, Charlie
  12:06pm gary mitchell:

Someday we'll look back at 2017 as a golden age.. when Ethel Smith was still getting airplay.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07pm Passaic River Blues:

Ms. Dizzy Fingers herself!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08pm annie:

i so love that tune......perhaps
Avatar 12:08pm Little Danny:

Ethel Smith is a genius! I love her Latin records. Incredible lost lounge vibes
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:09pm Charlie:

and hi there, Little Danny, Gary the M, Passaic R.B. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm Webhamster Henry:

This is an incredible simulation!
Avatar 12:11pm Little Danny:

I forever associate Tipsy with your show, Charlie
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:11pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Hi Charlie! Today's playlist photo reminds me of my youth, which was misspent diving into Jell-O molds. Ah, the memories!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:11pm Webhamster Henry:

We are coming close to WFMU "Cocktail Lounge" material!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:11pm Charlie:

Hey! Henry! Wendy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:12pm Charlie:

Henry -- put a straw and a paper umbrella in it!;)
Avatar 12:15pm βrian:

... and now it's into thick slabs of Taleggio?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:16pm Charlie:

Cheeses of all nations!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:18pm Uncle Michael:

Cheeses has risen.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:20pm JtotheK:

hi charlie, 'lo 'thar everyone.
  12:20pm gary mitchell:

shadow boxing to this
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:20pm Charlie:

Hello, Uncle Michael! JtotheK!
Avatar 12:21pm Dominick:

Greetings to all
Avatar 12:22pm βrian:

Our kitty loves to wade.
  12:23pm Katya:

This Tipsy bed will always be a happy Charlie memory.
Avatar 12:27pm Dominick:

One of the greatest
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:29pm Charlie:

Yo, yo, and also yo, Dominick and Katya:)
  12:29pm jan:

Lovin' that B-3
  12:30pm frenchee:

OH boy OH BOY, organ-ic delight! Hiya Charlie
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:31pm Carmichael:

Heya Charlie, is that really the "Martian" Denny Orchestra?
Avatar 12:32pm bobdoesthings:

haha whoa this is greatly improved at 33.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:32pm Charlie:

FAB-u-lous to see: jan! frenchee! and Carmichael!
Yes, Carmichael: MARTIAN
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:32pm Parq:

Nope, don't like it any better this way.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:32pm doctorjazz:

It does have an interesting effect at 33RPM.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:35pm Charlie:

Hi Parq -- well, at least it's *longer* that way
  12:36pm Katya:

Giggling to myself with so much love for freeform radio right now. Cheers to music, great DJs, and fellow music makers/ enthusiasts
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:36pm Passaic River Blues:

At 33, the bass and chorus melody synth line take on a weird sort of assertive contemporary flavor. The vocals become obscure. It was pretty cool.
Avatar 12:41pm βrian:

Slow music shares certain affinities with slow food. One might say Charlie is an affineur of the cheese that is the Bee Gees, rendering it far more palatable.
Avatar 12:41pm Little Danny:

Great version. Always love jazz with vibes/guitar unison lines
  12:44pm Katya:

Agreed, Little Danny. Adding Barney Kessel And His Men ‎– Breakfast At Tiffany's (Reprise Records R-6019 1961) to my record store wishlist. Man, so unlike Mancini's version, and LOVE that album cover art.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:45pm Jeff Golick:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:47pm Charlie:

Hola, Jeff G! Well met!
  12:49pm Katya:

The fun Ugandan track reminds me, Soundeyet clued me in to a website sharing '70s-today cassettes from all African nations. Audio quality not the best (tapes after all), but the sounds! Was so inspired playing them that I cooked a West African feast on Monday. Still enjoying leftovers -- and African music.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:49pm Charlie:

I like to inject a little mold into the cheese. And that's what gave birth to the blues.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:49pm Jeff Golick:

Hail fellow!
  12:59pm judy from croton:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:02pm Charlie:

Hi Judy -- yes:)
Avatar 1:02pm Little Danny:

Mancini repeatedly hitting the spot
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:04pm Jeff Golick:

Reading about the Delta Rhythm Boys, and came upon this sentence: "Lee Gaines died of cancer in Helsinki on July 15, 1987. At Gaines's funeral, Hugh Bryant collapsed while performing, and died, apparently from a heart attack." !!!
Avatar 1:05pm βrian:

When that jello dries in your hair, you'll be muy fashionable.
  1:06pm judy from croton:

Jag can inte Svenska
But i used to could
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:09pm Charlie:

Jeff -- aww! died w his boots on.
ßrian -- edible hair gel is the new thing
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:11pm Jeff Golick:

So few notes needed for this dude, to hear that it's this dude.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:12pm JtotheK:

Monk Wu-Tang samples, yes!
Avatar 1:12pm βrian:

Senator Cruz: "Mmm, hair!"
Avatar 1:14pm ndbob:

Heya Charlie and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:16pm Charlie:

hi there, ndbob!
Jeff G -- you are so right:)
  1:18pm judy from croton:

In Toronto recently, I heard many French speakers interject "Dude" into their patter
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:24pm Carmichael:

I remember two Russian teenage girls in line at the grocery jabbering away, occasionally using the word "whatever".
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:25pm Passaic River Blues:

This is primo Bobby Digital!
  1:26pm Katya:

Yes! Dancing and howling along with Gladys
Avatar 1:27pm ndbob:

their best song Charlie!
Avatar 1:33pm βrian:

25 minutes until recess! I'm starving.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:33pm Charlie:

@judy, Carmichael -- I love hearing people interjecting English slang words into their otherwise native tongue conversations:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:34pm annie:

so, i'm almost officially near buying bitcoin..
Avatar 1:35pm βrian:

I sometimes interject the French "phoque" in my sentences.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:35pm Charlie:

ndbob -- glad you like that one!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:37pm Charlie:

annie - qu'est-ce que c'est?
Avatar 1:37pm Dominick:

Can't go wrong with this Sly loop
Avatar 1:38pm ndbob:

hi Annie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:41pm Charlie:

and it's a sly Sly loop
  1:42pm jan:

what a great show today
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:48pm Charlie:

thanks, jan! i'm having fun:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:48pm annie:

hi nd!!!!! been missing you; i hope you're well. charlie, bitcoin is a virtual monetary system that is capable of being used in the place of dollars..
  1:49pm Katya:

Who isn't friends with The Bran Flakes? Fun friends
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:50pm Artie Haywire:

Such fun always, with Charlie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:52pm Charlie:

ah! bitcoin for everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:53pm Charlie:

hi Artie :)
Avatar 1:54pm ndbob:

Great to see you Annie - I will try to be around a little more
Avatar 1:57pm ndbob:

excellent show Charlie!
Avatar 1:58pm northguineahills:

Superb, Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:58pm listener james from westwood:

many thanks, Charlie!
Avatar 1:58pm Listening Out There:

Just got here! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:58pm Michael:

Wunnerful Wunnerful Charlie. Thanks for your service.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:00pm doctorjazz:

Thanks Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:01pm Charlie:

Thanks everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:14pm Jeff Golick:

Belated thanks, @Charlie!
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