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Options October 16, 2017: 103: SHOOBY TAYLOR! w/guest Irwin Chusid

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Artist Track Album Label Approx. start time
Shooby Taylor  The Theme   Options The Human Horn, Vol. 1  Cosmic Spy  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
 
Shooby Taylor  Pennies From Heaven   Options The Human Horn, Vol. 2  Cosmic Spy  0:12:45 (Pop‑up)
Shooby Taylor  Release Me (trio)   Options     0:27:26 (Pop‑up)
 
Shooby Taylor  Medley of unreleased tunes   Options     0:44:22 (Pop‑up)
Shooby Taylor  Fugue from Mozart's Adadio & Fugue in C Minor   Options The Human Horn  Cosmic Spy  0:49:25 (Pop‑up)
Shooby Taylor  Theme from Elivra Madigan   Options     0:51:52 (Pop‑up)
 
Shooby        1:01:59 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:01pm Webhamster Henry:

Dweeb-n'be-bah, y'all!
Avatar 7:02pm glenn:

stashu's not messin' with us tonight.
Avatar 7:03pm northguineahills:

Gneiss!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:03pm Richard S:

Shooby dooby doo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:04pm Michael 98145:

Good: Irwin twice this week !
  7:06pm cat:

if shooby had lived in finland instead of newark he would have been the yoiking champion of the world
Avatar 7:07pm Jesus:

I love Shooby!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:10pm pinholga:

Wait, are there people who don't love Shooby?!?
Avatar 7:11pm dale:

i would love to see the lyrics sheet for this pennies from heaven.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:12pm Richard S:

Shooby is translating English into an alien language.
Avatar 7:12pm coelacanth∅:

i Love Shooby; and sometimes i tolerate his music too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:12pm Webhamster Henry:

He sounds really smooth here!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:13pm Switchblade Batman:

From wikipedia, fascinating.

Shooby Taylor was born in Indiana Township, Pennsylvania, on September 19, 1929.[1] Shortly thereafter he moved with his family to Harlem, where he spent the majority of his life. Besides Shooby's several decades of pursuing a career as a scat singer, he also worked 21 years as a New York City postal worker.


Shooby recorded as Shooby Taylor, the human instrument. There is at least one "arcade recording", a two sided 45 rpm record of the acapella scat Expressing Myself parts 1 & 2 from 1971. This was given as a gift to Beverly Anderson who worked at the veterans hospital in Staten Island where, according to Beverly, Mr. Taylor was an intermittent psyche ward patient
Avatar 7:14pm coelacanth∅:

(for the record i tolerate shooby's scatting more than Ella's or most anyone else's)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:15pm Webhamster Henry:

So Irwin, are there isolated Shooby tracks so we can enjoy him in all his pure Shooby-ness and remix him on top of other arrangements?
Avatar 7:15pm dale:

WHY was scatman caruthers a success? wouldn't it be great if shooby was the guy who knew the kid had the shining and got an axe in the back?
Avatar 7:18pm glenn:

i pretty much can't stand scat
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:18pm Richard S:

"Key of Z" is a great book!
Avatar 7:21pm dale:

i have that book. where i learned of the shaggs, shooby, the 'oh, canada' lady....
Avatar 7:22pm coelacanth∅:

glenn, yeah. i'm trying to think of what scat singer i dislike less than Shooby Taylor, and i can't think of any that i have more than a bit of tolerance for.
  7:22pm cat:

shoobie yippie yoik meow newark horn and human scat
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:24pm steve:

this is riveting
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:25pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Lucky he could remember where he kept the key to that apartment and also that he found the key, at that.
Avatar 7:26pm glenn:

it just seems pointless and frankly ridiculous.
Avatar 7:26pm coelacanth∅:

hahaha! it is good for its comic value.
- i don't know how it was a mystery to him that they didn't take him seriously.
...if he'd marketed himself as a comedian, they would've taken him seriously.
Avatar 7:27pm dale:

if englebert humberdink had scatted a bit his version might have been memorable
Avatar 7:29pm dale:

is ella's or mel's scat singing pointless?
Avatar 7:29pm dale:

my wife just asked me 'is it called scat singing because it's shitty? like scat?'
Avatar 7:30pm coelacanth∅:

Hahaha! dale that's hilarious!
Avatar 7:31pm dale:

irwin - turn incorrect music into a netflix series.
Avatar 7:33pm coelacanth∅:

i don't know if Ella or Mel scatting was pointless; but in my case, at least, listening to it is. it's something any child can do.
Avatar 7:36pm dale:

geesh, this part is sad.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:37pm Switchblade Batman:

I'm not a fan of the music, but this story is amazing.
Avatar 7:38pm coelacanth∅:

yeh. i have things to do but i can't leave.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:42pm Webhamster Henry:

The Shooby tape was in the WFMU Catalog, back in the day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:43pm Webhamster Henry:

"Shooby is a proven effective analgesic for temporary relief from existential pain."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:43pm Switchblade Batman:

ok, I'm sorry, How the hell is this not funny?
Avatar 7:44pm coelacanth∅:

so -going back to Webhamster Henry @7.15, are there any isolated/a cappella tracks of Shooby? i wouldn't mind giving them a treatment!
Avatar 7:44pm dale:

people bought peter lemonjello - yet scoffed at shooby taylor.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:44pm Webhamster Henry:

If RSM had one ... perhaps!
  7:44pm Sean:

All this anticipation and it sounds like an Italian man having a seizure.
Avatar 7:45pm dale:

gwilley edmondez took a page out of shooby's book.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:45pm Switchblade Batman:

lol, I wouldn't put it that way @Sean, but you're not far off the mark either.
Avatar 7:46pm coelacanth∅:

true...and it's not any less bearable than justin beaver or, well, nearly everything on the bill-bored top (of the bottom of the barrel) 100.
Avatar 7:47pm dale:

what's wrong with you naysayers? IT'S GENIUS!! just the pursuit of the style is genius.
  7:47pm McGreivey:

Shooby is upsetting my cat. I'm not sure if she's good-upset, or bad-upset. She doesn't usually care about music, one way or the other.
Avatar 7:47pm coelacanth∅:

...okay - maybe a little less bearable.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:48pm Switchblade Batman:

I suppose. It's interesting, it's heartfelt @dale. But it's also very very funny.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:48pm Webhamster Henry:

@Dan: get Dave The Spazz in here to discuss the Shemp Meditation Tape. (Which was actually the break-out hit of the WFMU Catalog)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:48pm Richard S:

You can TRY and sing like Shooby - go ahead, I dare you to try - but he's impossible to copy. And like Florence Foster Jenkins, what comes through all of it is the sheer love for and enjoyment of music.
Avatar 7:48pm dale:

i'll name my next cat shooby. or taylor.
Avatar 7:48pm coelacanth∅:

haha! dale, i'm sorry! but i was doing shit like this when i was 7 years old. i don't think it's genius!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:49pm RomanDogBird:

well it is
Avatar 7:50pm dale:

THIS deserves to be heard at carnegie hall. alas too late.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:50pm zopa:

Thanks for this, Dan.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:50pm Switchblade Batman:

I wouldn't want to sing like him. God bless him that he loves it. But come on, it's unintentional comedy genius. It's the stuff of the finest mockumentaries
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:52pm zopa:

Oh... thanks be to Irwin too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:53pm chris:

so fun. thanks, Dan and Irwin. thanks, Irwin for following the thread on the guy; thanks, Dan, for having a show where Shooby fits right in.
Avatar 7:57pm Garbaggio Toblerone:

thought he sounded familiar...department of eagles sampled him in "we have to respect each other"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:59pm Ken From Hyde Park:

That's a nice way to end the story. Wow, and thanks.
Avatar 7:59pm dale:

so much of music history is people getting discovered and people getting ignored and people getting screwed and people dying and people getting rediscovered
  8:00pm cat:

the ghost that never walked
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:00pm Webhamster Henry:

Shooby would have done a great cover of "Let It Go".
Avatar 8:00pm coelacanth∅:

jeez, Irwin, as much as i don't need to hear Shooby Taylor more than once every few years, Thank you for what you did with him. very respectable.
Avatar 8:00pm dale:

good show - thanks dan, and thanks irwin for coming out after dark.
Avatar 8:00pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Dan.
tchau
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:01pm Switchblade Batman:

Yeah, the regular jazz stuff is good. Just when he scats to Johnny Cash it's hilarious
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:01pm Richard S:

Thank you Irwin! Thank you Dan! Thank you Shooby!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:01pm Webhamster Henry:

No Shooby polkas to segue with? Thanks anyway!
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