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Options December 19, 2019: Walking Away from the Old Year Backward

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments
Count Ossie & The Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari  Bongo Man   Options Grounation  New Dimension  1972  January 3, 2019: Radio Rituals for a New Year 
Brainticket  Egyptian Kings   Options Celestial Ocean  RCA Victor  1973  January 10, 2019: In the Coloursound Library: Continuous Atmospheric Sounds for Enigmatic Landscapes, Metaphysical Situations and Prehistorical Periods 
Ras Michael & The Sons of Negus with Jazzboe Abubaka  Fa-Fa-Fa, I Want You   Options Tribute to the Emperor Rastafori  Trojan  1976  January 17, 2019: Where Romance & Legend Vie for First Place in an Adventurous History 
Edmundo Ros And His Orchestra   Deesapointment   Options Ros Presents Calypsos 10"  London  1951  January 24, 2019: Phantoms, Hoedads, Boo Boo Boo 
Ray Kinney & His Hawaiian Orchestra with the 5 Aloha Maids  Beauty Hula   Options Songs of the South Seas  Waldorf Music Hall  19??  February 14, 2019: On a Magic Isle, 'Neath a Lei of Stars 
Anton Labucki  Sztajerek   Options I Wouldn't Sell You to Anyone: Eastern European Immigrant Musics in the U.S. 1917-1929  Canary Records  2019  February 20, 2019: If Trees Could Walk (Fill-in for Ridgewood Radio) 
V.D.B. Joel  Pin-Balls   Options Video Games & Data Movements  Coloursound Library   1987  February 28, 2019: Mystik Sounds, Distant Pleasures 
Don Randi Trio / Curtis Amy / The Exotic Strings   Sacred Idol   Options Pagan Fruits and Other Rare Birds: Explorers Room 2019 Marathon Premium      March 7, 2019: Marathon Jungle #1 
Jun Arasaki and Nine Sheep  Kajyadhi Fu Bushi   Options Kajyadhi Fu Bushi / Visible Cloaks Remix 7"  EM Records  1977/2018  March 14, 2019: Marathon Jungle #2 
Music behind DJ:
Visible Cloaks 
Kajyadhi Fu Bushi (Visible Cloaks Remix)   Options Kajyadhi Fu Bushi / Visible Cloaks Remix 7"       
Errol Brown  Dreads Leaving Babylon   Options Pleasure Dub  Treasure Isle  1976  March 21, 2019: Treasure Isle / Pleasure Dub 
Tages  Have You Seen Your Brother Lately   Options Studio  Parlophone  1967  March 28, 2019: Whirling Round the Sun, Burning 
Collage  Uni, Tule Silma Peale! (Come Ye Dreams)   Options Kadriko  Мелодия   1974  April 4, 2019: Cool Bossas, Runo-Songs, Heavy Dreams 
Philamore Lincoln  The North Wind Blew South   Options The North Wind Blew South  Epic  1970  April 11, 2019: A Baroque Tapestry of Grandeur and Excess 
Max Romeo & the Upsetters  Smokey Room   Options War Ina Babylon  Federal  1976  April 18, 2019: Nisan 15 5779 Blaze Chalice 
Dominic Frontiere  House of Pleasure (Tampu-Anca)   Options Pagan Festival - An Exotic Love Ritual For Orchestra  Columbia  1959  April 25, 2019: Exotic Love Rituals 
Georges Teperino  Electrosonics Nº5   Options TVMusic 104  Chappell  1973  May 2, 2019: Telecineradio and TVMusic from the Chappell Library 
Joe Harriott & Amancio D'Silva Quartet  Hum Dono   Options Hum Dono  Columbia  1969  May 9, 2019: Indo-Jazz Fusions 
Manzanita y Su Conjunto  Asi Asi Asi   Options Asi Asi Asi / Camino a la Puna 7"  Dinsa   1971  May 16, 2019: Solo Cumbias Psicodélicas 
Trio Serenata  Cumbia Sobre el Mar   Options Cumbia Sobre del Mar / Me Gusta Baila Tambo 10"  Discos Serenata  1962  May 16, 2019: Solo Cumbias Psicodélicas 
Ensemble Rustavi  მივალ გურიაში = Mival Guriashi   Options ქართული ხალხური სიმღერები = Georgian Folk Songs  Мелодия  1978?  May 23, 2019: Songs for Ritual & Ceremony, Calypsos, Sacred Music 
Los Pirañas  Lambada de Oceania, Africa y America (Eran un Mismo Continente)   Options Toma Tu Jabón Kapax  Festina Lente Discos  2010  May 30, 2019: Que Viva La Tradicion Destructiva 
Beach Boys  A Time to Live in Dreams   Options I Can Hear Music: The 20/20 Sessions  Capitol  1968 / 2018  June 13, 2019: On the Beach with the Beach Boy 
Bembeya Jazz National  Petit Sekou   Options Discothèque 76  Editions Syliphone Conakry  1977  June 20, 2019: Last Train / Guinée Discothèque 
The Ethiopians  Socialism Train   Options Socialism Train 7"  Opians  1975  June 20, 2019: Last Train / Guinée Discothèque 
The Thomas Indian Family featuring Mack Thomas and his Steel Guitar  When They Ring the Golden Bells   Options Instrumental Music of The Thomas Indian Family featuring Mack Thomas and his Steel Guitar  Christian Faith Recordings ‎  196?  June 27, 2019: Tropicolour Agenda 
Harry Breuer And His Quintet  Fiesta De Oro   Options Mallet Mischief Vol. 2  Audio Fidelity  1958  July 11, 2019: Clowns Follow Girls Listening to Morning Glory Phonograph 
John Tender  Fantasy in Pink   Options Fantasyland Vol. 1  Coloursound Library   1982  July 18, 2019: Visionary Themes and Sounds with Fantasy Rhythm for Actual and Utopian Sequences, Research, Science (Return to Coloursound Library) 
Atmo  Il Personaggio Del Giorno   Options Telegiornale  Octopus  1971  July 25, 2019: The Lion and the Octopus (In the Flipper Music Library with the Octopus and Deneb Labels) 
Music behind DJ:
H. Caiage 
Desert Parkway   Options L'Avventura – N.2  Deneb  1970  July 25, 2019: The Lion and the Octopus (In the Flipper Music Library with the Octopus and Deneb Labels) 
Raymond Scott Quintette   Reckless Night on Board an Ocean Liner   Options Microphone Music  Basta  1937 / 2002  August 1, 2019: Call of the Jungle, Kick of the Gong 
Joel Vandroogenbroeck  Hertz Blues   Options L'Immagine Del Suono  Flirt  1972  August 8, 2019: The Butterfly and the Scorpion (In the Flipper Music Library with the Flirt and Canopo Labels) 
Amedeo Tommasi   La Via Della Droga   Options Il Flauto - Servizi Speciali N.1  Canopo  1969  August 8, 2019: The Butterfly and the Scorpion (In the Flipper Music Library with the Flirt and Canopo Labels) 
Raymond Scott  Snake Woman (Alternate)   Options Ectoplasm  Basta  1948 / 2008  August 15, 2019: Moonlight, Twilight – Mountains High, Valleys Low 
Neal Hefti, His Orchestra and Chorus  King Tut's Tomb   Options Hefti in Gotham City  RCA Victor  1966  August 22, 2019: Out of Nowhere 
Super Boiro Band  Darinole   Options Discothèque 73  Editions Syliphone Conakry  1975  August 29, 2019: Who Knows Where 
Mary Lou Williams  Jericho   Options A Keyboard History  Jazztone  1955  September 5, 2019: Jazz Enlightenment in a Summertime Mode 
Alessandro Alessandroni  Fiera Paesana   Options Fischio Amore Mio  Flower  1975  September 19, 2019: Flowers in the Flipper Library 
Camille Sauvage  Le Foches   Options Circus Parade  Flower  197?  September 19, 2019: Flowers in the Flipper Library 
Jonathan Fitoussi and Clemens Hourrière  Lights Sequence   Options Five Steps  Versatile  2015  September 26, 2019: Angels & Demons Deep Listening 
Love  My Little Red Book   Options Love  Elektra  1966  October 3, 2019: In Strange and Lonely Lands 
Paul McCartney & Wings  Single Pigeon   Options The Alternate Red Rose Speedway    1973  October 10, 2019: Brung To Ewe: Now Hear This 
Various  Excerpt from "The Fine Art of Fragments"   Options       October 17, 2019: The Fine Art of Fragments 
H. Renaud – R. Hermel  Strip-Tease   Options Jazz Mobile  Musique Pour L'Image   1967  October 24, 2019: Musique Pour L'Image 
The Dead Mauriacs  Satan & sa Bande, Xmas Acid Beach Party   Options ?    2018  October 31, 2019: Horror Room 
Akira Ifukube  Main Title (Film Version)   Options Godzilla  La La Land  1954 / 2004  November 7, 2019: Godzilla Soup 
Luzmila Carpio  Ayllunchik Kawsachun   Options Lo Mejor De Luzmila Carpio S. - Cantos Quechua-Aymaras De Los Andes  Discolandia Dueri & Cia. Ltda.     November 14, 2019: In Nebulous Fiesta 
Music behind DJ:
Ferrante & Teicher 
Mermaid Waltz   Options Soundproof – The Sound Of Tomorrow Today!  Westminster  1956  November 21, 2019: Hi-Fi Fireworks & New Sensations in Sound (Ferrante & Teicher / Giampiero Boneschi Part One) 
Music behind DJ:
Cadavres en Serie          
Giampiero Boneschi  Oakum   Options A New Sensation In Sound (Relaxing Musical Themes) Vol. 2  CAM  1974  December 5, 2019: A New Sound of a Voice & Pianos in Paradise (Ferrante & Teicher / Giampiero Boneschi Part Two) 
Keith Hudson  Fight On Fight On   Options Fight On Fight On / Augustus Pablo - Fat Baby 7"  Mafia  1972  same riddim as "Stabiliser" from December 12, 2019: Half-Baked Duck Chant 
Keith Hudson & Family Man  Black Heart   Options Pick A Dub  Mamba  1974  same riddim as "Stabiliser" from December 12, 2019: Half-Baked Duck Chant 
Celia Cruz with the Yoruba Chorus and the Batá Drums  Changó   Options Santero (Afro-Cuban Cult Music)  Panart  1957  January 3, 2019: Radio Rituals for a New Year 

Listener comments!

Avatar 6:56pm Flash Strap:

Hello Explorers! let's do one last show for 2019
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:00pm listener james from westwood:

Evening, Evan and all!!
Avatar 7:01pm hyde:

Avatar 7:01pm Flash Strap:

Hi James, Hi Hyde!
Avatar 7:03pm Flash Strap:

Tonight: a track from each show of the year. nothin' but gold
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:03pm WR:

You've seduced me with Ras Michael, I hope the rest of the relationship matches the high expectations you've created.
Avatar 7:05pm Flash Strap:

hi WR - this is not in fact Ras Michael but he is coming verry soon
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:05pm chresti:

Avatar 7:05pm Flash Strap:

Count Ossie is likely the biggest influence on the Ras Michael sound though
Avatar 7:07pm Flash Strap:

Hi Chresti! wonderful to see you
Avatar 7:07pm Flash Strap:

love this Brainticket track
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:11pm Doug Schulkind:

You know how I got my brainticket? I bought it from a scalper.

You've been a great audience. I'm here all week!
Avatar 7:12pm Flash Strap:

get out the calipers, we need to measure this scalper

hi Doug!
Avatar 7:13pm Flash Strap:

so much soul in this Ras Michael track, god I love it
Avatar 7:18pm Flash Strap:

cool drums on this Ray Kinney, I think
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:19pm WR:

oh oh, I was so happy I wrote Ras Michael when yes I well knew it was Count Ossie. My brother had the 3 LP set in the 70s and I've not heard it since but the sound is firmly imprinted. thank you for it and the Ras Michael too.
Avatar 7:20pm Flash Strap:

Ah my great pleasure! extremely cool of your brother, by the way
Avatar 7:21pm Flash Strap:

one of my favorite compilations of the year, this Canary release
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:21pm WR:

It's fun scoping your playlist notebook page.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:22pm doctorjazz:

In feel a sudden urge to yodel!
Avatar 7:22pm Flash Strap:

one of my less messy ones, since I've already "done" all these songs, but you get a sense of the "method" from this
Avatar 7:24pm Flash Strap:

Hi Doc! feel free at any time!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:27pm chresti:

Walking is healthy
Avatar 7:28pm Flash Strap:

so true
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:28pm chresti:

..says the notebook
Avatar 7:29pm Flash Strap:

makes it even truer
Avatar 7:30pm hyde:

i forgot about the marathon Jungle. so good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:30pm chresti:

yes. The notebook is wise
Avatar 7:31pm Flash Strap:

one of my favorite musical discoveries to have come to me as a prize to give away, this song
  7:32pm Quinn:

To me!
Avatar 7:33pm Flash Strap:

every week i flip to a new page in my book, which in this case is some kind of reading primer for families, and collage in all the scrap whites from the week's work and write my notes on top of that
Avatar 7:33pm Flash Strap:

Quinn! oh how grand!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:36pm chresti:

I need to listen to the January 3 episode, I think we were in SF which means I didn't give it my undivided attention.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:37pm chresti:

Do you use Yes paste?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:40pm chresti:

Reading for 3rd and 4th year of high school, it says at the top. I love notebooks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:41pm chresti:

I don't remember you playing any duds, Flash.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:41pm chresti:

This is gold!
Avatar 7:43pm Flash Strap:

@chresti: Jan. 3 was a nice one, I thought!
I actually pretty much only use blick glue stick
Avatar 7:47pm Flash Strap:

Collage is so incredible, i loved doing that show
Avatar 7:49pm hyde:

the baroque show! i learned stuff that week
Avatar 7:50pm Flash Strap:

me too
Avatar 7:52pm Flash Strap:

i started listening to this Max Romeo track a LOT that week, and haven't really stopped since. one of his best
Avatar 7:53pm Flash Strap:

just a great, mad Perry production that's so much fun
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:54pm chresti:

One of my favorites
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:54pm chresti:

And the backing vocals..!
Avatar 7:55pm Little Danny:

Greetings from Austin
Avatar 7:55pm Flash Strap:

all-time great backing vocals, impossible not to join in
Avatar 7:56pm Flash Strap:

Hi LD in Austin! I didn't know you were off this week, I might have filled for you
Avatar 7:57pm Flash Strap:

not sure how i missed knowing that
Avatar 7:58pm Little Danny:

I think it got lost in the flurry of holiday DJ fill-ins. I'm not sure if anyone is scheduled to sub. If so, please go as long as you want!
Avatar 8:00pm Flash Strap:

i gotta split after this or i might just wing it
Avatar 8:02pm Flash Strap:

what an unbelievable piece of music Hum Dono is
Avatar 8:02pm hyde:

wing it! wing it! (note: i'll probably fall sleep at 9:30)
Avatar 8:03pm hyde:

Avatar 8:04pm Flash Strap:

A+sleep, imo
Avatar 8:06pm hyde:

this song is super cool
Avatar 8:08pm Flash Strap:

incredibly cool - Manzanita occasionally pulls out some of the most otherworldly, hip cumbia out there. not all the time, but every once in a great while
Avatar 8:10pm Flash Strap:

what a melody
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:16pm chresti:

You know, if you played songs more than once, I wouldn't mind.
Avatar 8:16pm Flash Strap:

these 2 cumbia shows were a personal highlight i have to say, so much fun to dig into. more cumbia planned for 2020 for sure
Avatar 8:17pm Flash Strap:

@chresti: I do a lot, I just try to be real sneaky so it feels new every time
Avatar 8:18pm Flash Strap:

i will probably play every one of these songs again, if i can manage it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:18pm chresti:

Honestly, I wouldn't notice and if I did I wouldn't mind
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:18pm Doug Schulkind:

An inspired choice among inspired choices. You've got the magic touch, Flash.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:20pm chresti:

Inspired stream breaks, too.
Avatar 8:20pm Flash Strap:

honored, Doug, truly honored. honoured, even
Avatar 8:20pm Flash Strap:

ah damn more stream breaks, no thanks
Avatar 8:23pm Flash Strap:

still just as in love with bembeya jazz nat'l as when this show aired. got burned on a vinyl copy of this album though and still crying about it... had the wrong disc inside.
Avatar 8:24pm Flash Strap:

what a legendary guitar track. monster
Avatar 8:25pm Flash Strap:

whole rhythm section is insane
Avatar 8:27pm Flash Strap:

it's socialism train or barbarism uber, get with it
Avatar 8:34pm Flash Strap:

ah, what cool blurbling
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:40pm Doug Schulkind:

Hum Dono is my spirit animal.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:45pm doctorjazz:

Thanks, Flash, heading out now!
Avatar 8:49pm Flash Strap:

fond adios doc!
Avatar 8:50pm Flash Strap:

or should i say bon voyage
Avatar 8:59pm Flash Strap:

hefti in a very cool mode on this
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:01pm Doug Schulkind:

Hefti is my bag.
Avatar 9:02pm Flash Strap:

hee hee that took me a minute. i knew it was there, somewhere
Avatar 9:06pm Flash Strap:

this Mary Lou Williams really sends me
Avatar 9:09pm Flash Strap:

a top alessandroni track for me
  9:23pm Ignore Function:

Great show tonight, FS.
Avatar 9:26pm Flash Strap:

Hi IF! thanks pal!
Avatar 9:29pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Evan, Explorers
Avatar 9:30pm Flash Strap:

hi Coelacanth!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34pm Doug Schulkind:

Gotta go walk the dog. I've been re-enjoying this music immensely, Flash.
Avatar 9:36pm Flash Strap:

a pleasure to please you my friend, and all my best to your soon-to-be-chilly & relieved dog
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:37pm chresti:

Are there squalls over there, still?
Avatar 9:38pm Flash Strap:

not much going on here in NC, just chilly
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:38pm Doug Schulkind:

Only squall alerts here, but nary an actual squall.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:40pm WR:

Welcome coelacanth∅. I'm busy washing dishes. Doug is walking the dog, you have to hold the fort down. (What the hell does that even mean? )
Avatar 9:40pm coelacanth∅:

squawking over here but no squalling
Avatar 9:41pm Flash Strap:

the fort is wriggling and attempting to escape, you have to hold it down
Avatar 9:41pm coelacanth∅:

hey WR yeah those forts must've been pretty flimsy
one little squall and that's it; airborne
Avatar 9:51pm coelacanth∅:

...i definitely recognise that collage work but is that lower image your own notes in preparation for a program Flash?
Avatar 9:53pm Flash Strap:

you got it C.!
Avatar 9:54pm Flash Strap:

this one, in fact
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55pm WR:

If you were really inside my brain you would be playing Civilization by Keith Hudson. But that's ok, probably better that we don't totally coincide in Reggae choices
Avatar 9:56pm coelacanth∅:

i wish i could zoom in on it! looks so disorganised but i think my notes for sound pieces also look disorganised to others -but i have a formula and it works, as you likely do
Avatar 9:57pm Flash Strap:

@WR: ah man for some reason I don't have "too Expensive" what's up with that? next time
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57pm WR:

Also I am limited in the Keith Hudson albums I've heard.
Avatar 9:57pm Flash Strap:

that one's not my favorite at all but they're all good, he's amazing
Avatar 9:58pm coelacanth∅:

i think all my Keith Hudson records are comps. i should explore more
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59pm WR:

Thank you for the many great shows this year. I'll be doing some archive listening.
Avatar 9:59pm coelacanth∅:

so no one filling in for Danny? and you're away next week?
(didn't hear all that)
Avatar 10:00pm Flash Strap:

@WR: my great great pleasure, thank you so much for listening
Avatar 10:01pm Flash Strap:

yeah no one filling for danny tonight & I'm off next week (but back for the 1st thurs. of 2020)
Avatar 10:02pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Evan! enjoy your time away and see ya next year!
'night everyone
Avatar 10:02pm Flash Strap:

thanks to every explorer present and away, much love, good night. see you next year
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:03pm chresti:

Thanks Evan! Play it again and again!
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