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Options April 19, 2018: Directional Sounds, Polynesian Percussions, Cumbias Sabrosas

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
  Intro            
Los Millonarios  Duerme   Options Oración Caribe  Discos Fuentes  19??  Los Millonarios = Los Diplomaticos  0:00:55 (Pop‑up)
Los Millonarios  No Hay Nadie Como Tu   Options   Discos Fuentes  19??    0:03:34 (Pop‑up)
Jim Fassett  A Revelation in Birdsong Patterns (Part 1)   Options Symphony of the Birds  Flicker  1960    0:06:27 (Pop‑up)
Joe Puma and the Audiobon All-Stars  Flight Patterns (Song Sparrow)   Options Like Tweet – Jazz Versions of Authentic Bird Calls  Columbia  1961  "Rare Jazz Birds – Do Not Feed"  0:14:25 (Pop‑up)
John Evans and the Big Band  Quiet Village   Options Exotic Percussion and Brilliant Brass  Directional Sound  1961  with Chaino  0:18:29 (Pop‑up)
John Evans and the Big Band  Caravan   Options Exotic Percussion and Brilliant Brass  Directional Sound  1961    0:22:32 (Pop‑up)
John Evans and the Big Band  Return to Paradise   Options Exotic Percussion and Brilliant Brass  Directional Sound  1961    0:25:12 (Pop‑up)
Phil Moore & His Orchestra  Return to Paradise   Options Polynesian Paradise  Strand  1959    0:28:34 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Phil Moore & His Orchestra 
  Polynesian Paradise        0:29:59 (Pop‑up)
Don Catelli and the All Stars  Jungle Drums   Options Passionate Percussion  Directional Sound  1961    0:41:49 (Pop‑up)
John Evans and the Big Band  Patricia   Options Latin Brass  Directional Sound  1961    0:43:46 (Pop‑up)
John Evans and the Big Band  Gualione   Options Latin Brass  Directional Sound  1961    0:46:16 (Pop‑up)
John Evans and the Big Band  Barippi Mompo   Options Latin Brass  Directional Sound  1961    0:48:53 (Pop‑up)
Don Catelli and the All Stars  Brazil   Options Passionate Percussion  Directional Sound  1961    0:50:29 (Pop‑up)
Don Catelli and the All Stars  Taboo   Options Passionate Percussion  Directional Sound  1961    0:52:19 (Pop‑up)
Don Catelli and the All Stars  The Breeze And I   Options Passionate Percussion  Directional Sound  1961    0:55:13 (Pop‑up)
John Evans and the Big Band  All Blues   Options Cool Percussion  Directional Sound  1962    0:58:05 (Pop‑up)
John Evans and the Big Band  Cool Mambo   Options Exotic Percussion and Brilliant Brass  Directional Sound  1961    1:02:36 (Pop‑up)
Chango & The Polynesians  Tahitian Festival   Options Polynesian Percussion  Directional Sound  1962    1:05:02 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Chango & The Polynesians 
  Polynesian Percussion  Directional Sound      1:06:54 (Pop‑up)
Los Millonarios  Oración Caribe   Options Oración Caribe  Discos Fuentes  19??    1:16:10 (Pop‑up)
Los Diplomaticos  Yolanda   Options Cumbias Y Gaitas Con Los Diplomaticos  Discos Fuentes  1965    1:18:47 (Pop‑up)
Los Diplomaticos  Gloria Maria   Options Cumbias Y Gaitas Con Los Diplomaticos  Discos Fuentes  1965    1:21:17 (Pop‑up)
Los Diplomaticos  Cumbia Sabrosa   Options Cumbias Y Gaitas Con Los Diplomaticos  Discos Fuentes  1965    1:24:06 (Pop‑up)
Los Millonarios  Nocturnal   Options Oración Caribe  Discos Fuentes  19??    1:26:39 (Pop‑up)
Daniel Santos y Los Diplomaticos  Contigo   Options Daniel Santos y Los Diplomaticos  Discos Fuentes  1965    1:29:33 (Pop‑up)
Daniel Santos y Los Diplomaticos  No Llores Guitarra   Options Daniel Santos y Los Diplomaticos  Discos Fuentes  1965    1:32:13 (Pop‑up)
Los Millonarios  Perfume de Gardenias   Options Perfume de Gardenias  Discos Fuentes  19??    1:35:04 (Pop‑up)
Los Millonarios  Campanitas de Cristal   Options Perfume de Gardenias  Discos Fuentes  19??    1:38:54 (Pop‑up)
Los Millonarios  Niebla del Riachuelo   Options Perfume de Gardenias  Discos Fuentes  19??    1:41:43 (Pop‑up)
Los Diplomaticos  Cumbia Universal   Options Cumbias Y Gaitas Con Los Diplomaticos  Discos Fuentes  1965    1:44:14 (Pop‑up)
Los Diplomaticos  Danza Negra   Options Cumbias Y Gaitas Con Los Diplomaticos  Discos Fuentes  1965    1:47:10 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Admiral Dele Abiodun & His Top Hitters Band 
Awa O Ni Legba   Options Admiral Dele Abiodun & His Top Hitters Band  Olumo  1978    1:49:24 (Pop‑up)
Ananda Shankar  Monkeys' Tea Party   Options Sa-Re-Ga-Machan  His Master's Voice  1981    2:00:52 (Pop‑up)
Michel Legrand  Monkey Business   Options Archi-Cordes  Phillips  1964    2:03:39 (Pop‑up)
Eric Framond  Label Sauvage   Options Puzzle  Montparnasse 2000   197?    2:06:12 (Pop‑up)
Yusef Lateef  The Three Faces of Balal   Options Eastern Sounds  Moodsville  1961    2:10:41 (Pop‑up)
Gerardo Sansón & Fred McDonald  Danza Negra (Cumbia)   Options Danza Negra 7"  Zeida  19??    2:13:04 (Pop‑up)
Bennie Moten & His Kansas City Orchestra  Rumba Negro   Options Bennie Moten & His Kansas City Orchestra, "Rumba Negro" / Don Azpiazu & His Havana Casino Orchestra, "The Peanut Vendor" 78  His Master's Voice  19??    2:15:50 (Pop‑up)
Jao Pandeiro et son Orchestre  Piranhas   Options La Bossa Nova 7"  Columbia  19??    2:18:40 (Pop‑up)
Buddy Cole  Cherokee (Indian Love Song)   Options Ingenuity In Sound  Warner Brothers  1962    2:20:47 (Pop‑up)
Buddy Cole  The Breeze and I   Options Ingenuity In Sound  Warner Brothers  1962    2:22:42 (Pop‑up)
George Cates  Ka-Lu-A   Options George Cates' Polynesian Percussion  Dot Records  1961  "Lawrence Welk Presents"  2:25:05 (Pop‑up)
George Cates  My Isle Of Golden Dreams   Options George Cates' Polynesian Percussion  Dot Records  1961    2:27:15 (Pop‑up)
George Cates  Song of the Islands   Options George Cates' Polynesian Percussion  Dot Records  1961    2:29:49 (Pop‑up)
Henry Mancini  Quiet Village   Options Music of Hawaii  RCA Victor  1966    2:33:39 (Pop‑up)
Henry Mancini  Moon of Manakoora   Options Music of Hawaii  RCA Victor  1966    2:37:05 (Pop‑up)
Henry Mancini  Lujon   Options The Best Of Mancini  RCA Victor  1964    2:40:22 (Pop‑up)
Johnny Hartman  Slow Hot Wind   Options The Voice That Is!  Impulse!  1964    2:42:18 (Pop‑up)
Rudy Vallee  Harbor Lights   Options     1937    2:45:18 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Arthur Lyman 
Harbor Lights   Options Hawaiian Sunset  HiFi Records  1959    2:48:02 (Pop‑up)
Chango & The Polynesians  Maruru A Vaw   Options Polynesian Percussion  Directional Sound  1962    2:56:12 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 6:45pm Flash Strap:

Lots more exotica tonight, friends
Avatar 6:55pm quinn:

we're sleep training the baby tonight ("crying it out") and i want to die. lay it on me.
Avatar 6:57pm Flash Strap:

Hi Quinn! that's a rough night, I hope I have the tonic for ya
Avatar 6:59pm Flash Strap:

ok here we go
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:01pm listener james from westwood:

Evening, Flash, quinn, and all!!
Avatar 7:02pm Flash Strap:

Hi Listener James! how ya doin' pal
Avatar 7:02pm Flash Strap:

just got this record the other day and I have to admit i'm obsessed
Avatar 7:02pm quinn:

soothing
Avatar 7:03pm quinn:

lovely evening in westwood, james? brisk and clear?
Avatar 7:03pm Flash Strap:

not a good image, but the cover is really cool I think: img.discogs.com...
Avatar 7:05pm jaywbabcock:

This show is always good for what ails me. Even just thinking about its existence provides me with some relief. THANK YOU EVAN
Avatar 7:06pm Flash Strap:

Kind words, Jay! Welcome aboard and thanks for joining us!
Avatar 7:06pm quinn:

i'm w/ jay w. babcock
Avatar 7:07pm Flash Strap:

aw shucks comrades
Avatar 7:07pm Flash Strap:

a little follow-up to last week... a couple follow-ups and follow-throughs in the mix for tonight
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:08pm doctorjazz:

Hello Explorers!
Hey Quinn, hang in there...been there, done that (I think my wife cried more than my daughter, who cried amazingly long).
Avatar 7:09pm quinn:

thanks, doc. i don't wanna jinx it but... i think he's asleep now. also, i don't believe in jinxes.
Avatar 7:09pm Flash Strap:

Hi Doc!
  7:10pm spookcity:

my cats are loving this cut my man
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:11pm listener james from westwood:

Been cloudy and wet-cold all day, but the last hour-ish previous we finally had some sun. Far nicer in its exit than its entry.
Avatar 7:11pm Flash Strap:

spookcatty! hey pal good to have you in the room
Avatar 7:12pm Flash Strap:

sounds like your day is sorta the reverse of mine, James
Avatar 7:13pm northguineahills:

It it Thursday morning? It feel like Thursday morning and Trouble is on....
  7:13pm spookcity:

hey flash, lovin the art for this week my man
Avatar 7:14pm hyde:

things are very ornithological lately.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:14pm doctorjazz:

My daughter is now 24, and back home after college. She STILL doesn't sleep, and hangs out in our bedroom and keeps us up, lol. Think I can use the crying it out strategy on her again?
Avatar 7:14pm Flash Strap:

NGH in the Rooooom

Hyde too! Hi fellas
Avatar 7:15pm Flash Strap:

thanks Spookman
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:16pm melinda:

hi folks
Avatar 7:16pm Flash Strap:

this is a weird record, Like Tweet. Dick Hyman on organ
Avatar 7:17pm Flash Strap:

Hi Melinda! Welcome welcome
Avatar 7:18pm hyde:

stream drop!
Avatar 7:19pm Flash Strap:

back now?
Avatar 7:19pm hyde:

bit of random great sounding free jazz there for a bit. seems ok now.
Avatar 7:19pm Flash Strap:

hate that
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:20pm listener james from westwood:

This version is new to me and I am here for it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:21pm doctorjazz:

Dick Hyman is an interesting character (musically), he seems to have been involved in many interesting and odd recordings.
Avatar 7:21pm Flash Strap:

Definitely a classic rendition! one of my favorites
Avatar 7:22pm Flash Strap:

@doc: the man's career boggles the mind
  7:22pm spookcity:

just discovered this disco version of it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEmnHq5BF-k while looking up how many times the song had been re-recorded
Avatar 7:24pm Flash Strap:

I'll have to look later, but which one is it?
  7:25pm spookcity:

the ritchie family, it's from the mid 70s.
Avatar 7:25pm Flash Strap:

oh yeah, that one's wild
Avatar 7:27pm Flash Strap:

i mean, it's just so weird and so oddly mainstream at the same time. they do a few exotica disco medleys and things like that and they're all real head-scratchers like that. extremely intriguing
Avatar 7:42pm Flash Strap:

love this cut
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:44pm melinda:

Feel-good music
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:45pm melinda:

Love the tambourine
Avatar 7:45pm Flash Strap:

haven;t heard a version of "Patricia" yet that doesn't make me pretty pleased
Avatar 7:45pm hyde:

confession: Patricia. this song really has special meaning for me. in high school, ca. 1980 my friend's parents had a Perez Prado record, and we used to get stoned and crank it
Avatar 7:45pm Flash Strap:

Perez does my favorite I think
Avatar 7:46pm hyde:

haha
Avatar 7:46pm Flash Strap:

wow
Avatar 7:47pm Flash Strap:

his version is really incredible. i still get stoned and crank it, like all the time
Avatar 7:47pm Flash Strap:

love to know you did the same
Avatar 7:50pm hyde:

they had that Greatest Mambos LP. at the time i was really a jazz/sixties music/punk rock klover. but we played that record endlessly.
Avatar 7:52pm jefff:

whoa cool
Avatar 7:52pm northguineahills:

I'm more of a four-leaf clover, but that's just me.... ;)
Avatar 7:52pm Flash Strap:

there is a savage energy in Prado that i think punks get drawn to on occasion
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:53pm doctorjazz:

fun times as usual, Evan.
Gotta hit the road, next time!
Avatar 7:53pm Flash Strap:

safe and pleasant journeys, my doctor friend!
Avatar 7:53pm Flash Strap:

hi Jeffff!
  7:54pm Cannibal Ehd:

Flash! Great night so far!
Avatar 7:55pm Flash Strap:

Ehd! in the flesh-eating way to boot!
Avatar 7:57pm Flash Strap:

some nice passages in here, very appealing arrangements
Avatar 7:58pm Flash Strap:

not exactly subtle, but nice
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:59pm melinda:

Interesting version.
Avatar 8:01pm Flash Strap:

weird to hear it in this context. it's really quite wonderful in its way!
  8:18pm Cannibal Ehd:

This is a very nice track
Avatar 8:20pm Flash Strap:

i really like that one, yeah
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:20pm chresti:

love instrumental cumbia!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:23pm chresti:

and that heavenly chorus
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:24pm melinda:

@flash the big band treatment of All Blues gave it a cinematic quality, I think.
Avatar 8:24pm Flash Strap:

Hi Chresti! we are in total agreement
Avatar 8:25pm Flash Strap:

absolutely, Melinda. that's exactly it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:29pm chresti:

This has a hotel lounge feel to it
Avatar 8:30pm Flash Strap:

great looking cover photo: img.discogs.com...
Avatar 8:30pm hyde:

love this
Avatar 8:30pm Flash Strap:

@Chresti: definitely, yeah
Avatar 8:31pm Flash Strap:

me too Hyde. I'm smilin'
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:32pm chresti:

What a rake- with that cup!!!!
Avatar 8:32pm northguineahills:

Daniel Santos y Los Diplomaticos is like a Latin Korla Pandit....
Avatar 8:33pm Flash Strap:

hahaha, yes! "with that cup"
Avatar 8:33pm Little Danny:

Heya Flash, heyall

I've been here from the start of the Diplomaticos and Millionarios set. This is lovely stuff, totally new to me
Avatar 8:34pm Flash Strap:

Hi LD! really glad to hear it
Avatar 8:35pm Flash Strap:

really cool guitar sound on that last track
Avatar 8:37pm Flash Strap:

organ always doin' something weird
Avatar 8:37pm Little Danny:

In addition to this bolero percussion and exotic aspect, the twangy guitar and reedy organ are everything that made the Three Suns great.
Avatar 8:39pm Flash Strap:

oh wow, I hadn't thought of that – really apt comparison

i need more 3 Suns records in my house, I think
Avatar 8:39pm Little Danny:

Fever & Smoke is the one you want!
Avatar 8:40pm Flash Strap:

That one I do have!
Avatar 8:40pm Flash Strap:

Movin' n Groovin is one of my raves
Avatar 8:41pm Flash Strap:

I also have Twilight Memories and Magic Carpet around here somewhere, like those a lot. But they did so much, and I want to hear it all
Avatar 8:42pm northguineahills:

Drinking out of Contigo (go w/ you) right now.

Ok, leaving work in 5 mins, thanks Evan, will hear you when I get home.
Avatar 8:42pm Little Danny:

Oh, yeah, Magic Carpet! Great one. Same for Movin' n' Groovin'
Avatar 8:43pm Flash Strap:

Movin' n' Groovin' has that really good Jungle Drums on it
Avatar 8:43pm Flash Strap:

fond bon voyage NGH!
Avatar 8:45pm hyde:

wild
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02pm chresti:

There"s some good boings!
Avatar 9:02pm Flash Strap:

this whole record is great! these are the best boings on it though
Avatar 9:03pm Flash Strap:

the record is very Jungle Book themed, and so this is in keeping with that book's idea of monkeys being extremely irrational and absurd
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03pm Uncle Michael:

Dear, friends..
Avatar 9:04pm Flash Strap:

Dearest Uncle!
Avatar 9:06pm hyde:

unca mikey!
Avatar 9:13pm northguineahills:

Yusef!

Tio Miguel!
Avatar 9:15pm northguineahills:

Gerardo Sansón & Fred McDonald, nueve por mi!
Avatar 9:15pm Flash Strap:

such a lovely rendition of Danza Negra, so delicate and playful
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17pm Uncle Michael:

This Benny Moten is killer.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17pm Uncle Michael:

Bennie*
Avatar 9:17pm Little Danny:

Really immersive set thusfar, Evan, supremely and beautifully sequenced
Avatar 9:17pm Flash Strap:

agreed, Bennie really slaps
  9:18pm still b/p:

Something in the mind’s sinews gets soooo Happy with this.
Avatar 9:18pm Flash Strap:

thanks LD, kind words from a master of the craft
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20pm Uncle Michael:

pendergastkc.org...
Avatar 9:20pm Flash Strap:

weird 4th track on an otherwise sorta average 7". super groovy
Avatar 9:20pm Flash Strap:

that is a really excellent quality photo
Avatar 9:22pm Flash Strap:

GREAT cover: img.discogs.com...
Avatar 9:22pm Little Danny:

This Buddy Cole is great! I've passed it over previously. His opening nicked a bit of Korla Pandit's "Turkish Dance."
Avatar 9:22pm Flash Strap:

oh, belated but very warm hello, B/P!
Avatar 9:24pm Flash Strap:

ha, you're right!
Avatar 9:24pm northguineahills:

Buddy Cole, not to be confused w/ Scott Thompson's character in Kids in the Hall character, Buddy Cole.....
Avatar 9:25pm Flash Strap:

I wish it were him
Avatar 9:25pm Flash Strap:

it's Buddy Cole once again handling the organ on this George Cates LP
  9:26pm still b/p:

Belated arrival, belated greetings.... it’sa all work out.
Piranhas had its Peter Gunn-ish moments, I thought.
Avatar 9:26pm Flash Strap:

definitely!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:28pm chresti:

I was thinking mission impossible or something like it
Avatar 9:29pm Flash Strap:

organ really sends this record over the top, but it truly is impeccably arranged for clarity and soundstaging. some of the best stereo-demo in the genre
Avatar 9:29pm Flash Strap:

or whatever someone who knew about this stuff might say
Avatar 9:30pm quinn:

delightful
Avatar 9:31pm Flash Strap:

ah, glad to hear you say so Quinn!
  9:31pm still b/p:

That last one... or this... is like what the soundtrack would give us in a movie when just arriving and seeing establishing island scenery, beach and hotel shots.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31pm chresti:

my boyfriend has a lot of stereo demo records-
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33pm chresti:

Enoch Light- I think
Avatar 9:34pm Flash Strap:

Yeah Enoch Light's Command label was the big boy of Stereo-Dynamism! good stuff
  9:34pm still b/p:

..Golden Dreams moreso than Island Song which is too on the nose.
Avatar 9:35pm Flash Strap:

dig that Baldwin Solid-Body Harpsichord! and consider how opposite it is of steel guitar, and what a cool choice Mancini made there
Avatar 9:35pm Flash Strap:

agreed, B/P
Avatar 9:37pm northguineahills:

There was a time I was mildly embarrassed of my extensive Enoch Licht collection. That passed by my early 20s (and I ddin't even discover him until the last 90s.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:40pm chresti:

Very Lush
Avatar 9:41pm Flash Strap:

insanely lush
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:41pm melinda:

dreamy
Avatar 9:42pm Flash Strap:

@NGH: some of those aren't great, but a bunch are true all-timers
  9:45pm still b/p:

Insanely Lush. Drag name possibilities.
Avatar 9:45pm Little Danny:

My god this is gorgeous

I want to curl up inside this set
Avatar 9:46pm northguineahills:

@Flash: There are a few LPs that are have some great tracks, but the 45s are golden!
Avatar 9:46pm Flash Strap:

@B/P: true
Avatar 9:47pm Flash Strap:

I have NO command 45s, NGH! would love to investigate
Avatar 9:47pm Flash Strap:

really glad to hear, LD
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:49pm chresti:

foghorn!
Lush Foghorn
  9:51pm still b/p:

Rudy buddy. Born elsewhere but grew up few miles from here. Favorite moment, not singing one, is in Palm Beach Story, telling Claudette Colbert on the train that the 75 cent breakfast really is the best value after all.
Avatar 9:54pm Little Danny:

We come ashore: wfmu.org...
Avatar 9:54pm hyde:

thanks for the show!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks, Evan.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55pm chresti:

Most Enjoyable!
Avatar 9:55pm Little Danny:

Thanks Evan!
Avatar 9:56pm jefff:

thanks for the beautiful show
  9:56pm Cannibal Ehd:

Thanks Evan!
  9:56pm still b/p:

Thank you. Music for health.
Avatar 9:57pm Flash Strap:

Thanks to you all! As ever, it was and is my profound pleasure. See you in the next room, and see you next week
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57pm Uncle Michael:

farting with a smile? ok, I'm really 12.
Avatar 9:57pm Flash Strap:

ahahaha oh my
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