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This is where all of culture and all of time are collapsed into one seductive portal and viewed through the panoramic lens of the exotic. Come and embark on an armchair-travel virtual-voyage to the heart of timeless darkness and beyond; embrace the numinous monolith of the exotic immensity. Let us find that place where hybridization meets its destiny as pure fantasy. Let us become observers observing those others who are ourselves. You wear your mask and I'll wear mine.

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Options November 19, 2020: Voodoo Moon, I Cry

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
  Intro            
Johnny Rae's Afro-Jazz Septet  Jungle Fantasy   Options Herbie Mann's African Suite  United Artists  1959  wr. Esy Morales  0:02:07 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Norman Connors  Dance of Magic   Options Dance of Magic  Buddah Records  1976    0:09:44 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Yusef Lateef  Live Humble   Options The Diverse Yusef Lateef  Atlantic  1970    0:30:35 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Dr. John, The Night Tripper  Craney Crow   Options The Sun, Moon & Herbs  ATCO  1971    0:37:16 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Kip Anderson and the Tides  Voodoo Moon   Options Shango! Night in a Quiet Village  Kapp  1965    0:43:58 (MP3 | Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
 

Borderline Montuna  

 

 

 

 

0:49:27 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Carmen Cavallaro and His Orchestra  Enlloro (Voodoo Moon)   Options Chopin's Polonaise / Enlloro (Voodoo Moon) 78  Decca  1945    0:59:58 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Carmen Cavallaro and His Orchestra  Chopin's Polonaise   Options Chopin's Polonaise / Enlloro (Voodoo Moon) 78  Decca  1945    1:02:03 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Miguelito Valdes with Machito's Afro Cubans  Enlloró   Options Afro Cuban Music  Decca  1947  from a four 78 set  1:05:19 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Miguelito Valdes with Machito's Afro Cubans  Yo Saludá   Options Afro Cuban Music  Decca  1947    1:08:18 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Miguelito Valdes with Machito's Afro Cubans  Tabú   Options Afro Cuban Music  Decca  1947    1:11:26 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Percy Faith and His Orchestra  Enlloro (Voodoo Moon)   Options Jungle Fantasy / Enlloro (Voodoo Moon) 78  Columbia  1952    1:14:19 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Percy Faith and His Orchestra  Jungle Fantasy   Options Jungle Fantasy / Enlloro (Voodoo Moon) 78  Columbia  1952    1:17:15 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Soul Bros.  Voodoo Moon   Options Peter Touch, Making Love / Soul Bros., Voodoo Moon 7"  Coxsone Records  1966  Jackie Mittoo  1:20:24 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Peter Tosh  Making Love   Options Peter Touch, Making Love / Soul Bros., Voodoo Moon 7"  Coxsone Records  1966  credited as "Peter Touch"  1:23:17 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Dick Hyman and His Orchestra  Voodoo Moon (En Lloro)   Options Provocative Piano Vol. 2  Command  1961    1:26:27 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Ted Auletta and his Orchestra  Voodoo Moon (Enlloro)   Options Exotica  Cameo  1962    1:30:11 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Ted Auletta and his Orchestra  Pool of Love   Options Exotica  Cameo  1962    1:33:06 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Ted Auletta and his Orchestra  The Sound of Exotica   Options Exotica  Cameo  1962    1:35:15 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Marty Wilson and His Orchestra  Passion   Options Jun'gala  Warner Bros.  1959    1:38:04 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Marty Wilson and His Orchestra  Enlloro   Options Jun'gala  Warner Bros.  1959    1:40:15 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Marty Wilson and His Orchestra  Misty Poo (Suite)   Options Jun'gala  Warner Bros.  1959    1:42:46 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Xavier Cugat and His Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra  Adios Africa   Options Adios Africa / Enlloro (Voodoo Moon) 78  Columbia  1945  vocal: Miguelito Valdes; rec. 1941?  1:47:48 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Xavier Cugat and His Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra  Enlloro (Voodoo Moon)   Options Adios Africa / Enlloro (Voodoo Moon) 78  Columbia  1945  vocal: Luis Del Campo; rec. 1941?  1:50:28 (MP3 | Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
 

Acitoxe  

 

 

 

 

1:55:00 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Yusef Lateef  Morning   Options Lateef at Cranbrook  Argo  1958    2:08:48 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Johnny Rae's Afro-Jazz Septet  Sorimao   Options Herbie Mann's African Suite  United Artists  1959    2:22:29 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Herbie Mann  The Amazon River   Options Flautista! Herbie Mann Plays Afro-Cuban Jazz  Verve  1959    2:27:38 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Machito & His Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble  Brazilian Soft Shoe   Options Machito With Flute To Boot  Roulette  1959  written & arranged by Herbie Mann  2:36:19 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Machito & His Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble  Love Chant   Options Machito With Flute To Boot  Roulette  1959  written & arranged by Herbie Mann  2:38:21 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Machito & His Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble  Afro-Jazziac   Options Machito With Flute To Boot  Roulette  1959  written & arranged by Herbie Mann  2:41:36 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Art Blakey  Reflection   Options Holiday for Skins, Volume 2  Blue Note  1958  featuring Sabu  2:46:01 (MP3 | Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
 

Safari  

 

 

 

 

2:55:04 (MP3 | Pop‑up)


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Listener comments!

Avatar 6:43pm Flash Strap:

Hello Explorers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:00pm chresti:

Hi Flash! Making coffee..
  7:01pm JtotheK:

Hi!
Avatar 7:02pm Flash Strap:

Hi Chresti! Hi JtotheK! great to see you both!
Avatar 7:05pm Shaw:

Greetings! Lookin' forward to it!
Avatar 7:06pm Flash Strap:

Philly Joe Jones on drums here
Avatar 7:06pm Flash Strap:

Hiya Shaw! glad to have you on board!
Avatar 7:10pm Flash Strap:

great lineup on this mystical Connors record - Cecil McBee, Gary Bartz, Herbie Hancock, the mysterious U.B.F. singers... B-side of course has a track entitled "Give the Drummer Some"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:12pm WR:

Hello Evan and Explorers! Making a new curry recipe, so will be listening but not commenting for a while. Looking forward to some rumba action with Miguelito Valdez!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:13pm Aitch:

Atempting to curry favour?
Avatar 7:14pm Shaw:

I'm not familiar with Norman Connors, but that's a hell of lineup....and a hell of a track
Avatar 7:17pm Flash Strap:

Hi WR! what sort of curry? love the curries
Avatar 7:17pm Flash Strap:

Hi Aitch!
Avatar 7:19pm Flash Strap:

@Shaw: this is the only Connors-as-leader record I know, to be honest. Just got his second, Dark of Light, but haven't heard it yet. mostly familiar with him as a sideman, particularly his great work on Archie Shepp's Magic of Juju
Avatar 7:21pm Flash Strap:

he also played on more than a few Pharoah Sanders records
Avatar 7:24pm Shaw:

Oh nice! I've definitely heard him on some Shepp and Sanders records then. This is killer
Avatar 7:27pm Flash Strap:

other percussionists on this cut: Alphonse Mouzon, Anthony Wiles, Babafemi. Airto is on the album but not this session
Avatar 7:30pm Flash Strap:

vocals here by none other than the splendid Sweet Inspirations
Avatar 7:32pm Flash Strap:

The Sweet Inspirations: anyjazz.com...
Avatar 7:34pm TDK60:

Hello.
Avatar 7:34pm Flash Strap:

hello TDK!
Avatar 7:39pm TDK60:

..glad I brought some sacred tea leaves along tonight.
Avatar 7:40pm Flash Strap:

always wise to bring sacrament to the Room
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:40pm chresti:

I'm glad, TDK60.
Avatar 7:40pm TDK60:

heeheh.
  7:42pm Shaw:

Yes! I have my dad’s old copy of this record.
Avatar 7:44pm Flash Strap:

killer record to have Shaw
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:44pm chresti:

Drumming at the kitchen table..
Avatar 7:45pm Flash Strap:

Ok this won't be the last version of Voodoo Moon we'll hear tonight but man oh man it's one of my all-time favorites and inspired the whole next set
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:45pm Clifffiscal:

Hello all. This is really hitting the spot.
Avatar 7:46pm Flash Strap:

Hi Cliff! great to have you amongst us
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:46pm Little Danny:

Hey Evan, friends
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:46pm Clifffiscal:

Evan....I can't stop listening to that new Meridian Brothers from last week. thanks for playing that
Avatar 7:46pm Flash Strap:

Hi LD!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:47pm Little Danny:

This version of "Voodoo Moon" is sooo epic.
Avatar 7:47pm Flash Strap:

the pleasure is mine, Cliff!
Avatar 7:47pm Flash Strap:

@LD: truly, truly
  7:48pm northguineahills:

Here, somewhere.
Avatar 7:48pm Flash Strap:

NGH!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:58pm Little Danny:

I've never heard any English-language versions, either
Avatar 8:00pm Flash Strap:

Both Valdes and Cugat recorded vocal versions (Spanish) but I don't know if Morales wrote them or just the music, to be honest
Avatar 8:04pm Flash Strap:

Cavallaro recorded Voodoo Moon more than a few times, including for a pretty ubiquitous LP, WIth That Latin Beat, but the 78 version is the best and most wacky, with that Whirling Dervish quote and all the piano fireworks
Avatar 8:05pm Flash Strap:

amazing version from Valdes here, deep vocals and heavy vibes
  8:05pm northguineahills:

As J Masis would say, “Weirdness have you”, I have the last rekkid.
Avatar 8:06pm Flash Strap:

which one NGH?
Avatar 8:09pm Flash Strap:

this is the flip side of the Enlloro disc from this set, but I won't be able to resist playing the A-side of disc 2 as well
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:10pm Little Danny:

Yeah that Cavallaro 78 version was great!
Avatar 8:12pm Flash Strap:

god i love vocal versions of Tabu, the "Ochun, Ifa..." section is so magical
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:14pm Little Danny:

Wow, I'm guessing you played that version of "Taboo" before here but that performance kind of blew my mind. Pre-Ritual of the Savage, too (or any Baxter exotica). The lushness.
Avatar 8:15pm Flash Strap:

Percy would go on to build a 10" (Carnival Rhythms, 1952) and an LP (Delicado, 1955) around these 2 sides
Avatar 8:16pm Flash Strap:

@LD: yeah, I've heard some pretty amazing voc. versions of Taboo before (incl. some thanks to you, if I recall), from this very period even, but that one blew my mind as well! pretty new to me, actually
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:17pm Little Danny:

I love it, and all of this set.
Avatar 8:19pm Flash Strap:

the only one that comes close is the Lecuona Cuban Boys version I guess! but Valdes & Machito really bring something special to it
Avatar 8:22pm TDK60:

Is this Mittoo like ska-calypso?
  8:23pm northguineahills:

@Evan: Carmen Carvello. (And the Dinosaur reference was to “Freak Scene”.)
Avatar 8:24pm Flash Strap:

I guess more like skafrocubanismo
Avatar 8:24pm Flash Strap:

@NGH: nice
  8:25pm northguineahills:

Ok, I haven’t heard this Peter Tosh before. How is that possible?
Avatar 8:27pm Flash Strap:

maybe because he's credited as Peter Touch! idk it feels like young Tosh has a lot of overlooked sides scattered hither and yon
Avatar 8:28pm TDK60:

Cuban influence. of course, need to pay closer attention.
Avatar 8:31pm Flash Strap:

there are many ways to pay attention. you're perfect just as you are
Avatar 8:32pm Flash Strap:

Auletta trying on a Les Baxter composition
Avatar 8:33pm Flash Strap:

Pool of Love originally appears on Baxter's Sacred Idol LP
  8:33pm Doug Schulkind:

Such a fine world is this!
Avatar 8:36pm Flash Strap:

ah hello dear Doug! finer with you in it and no lie
  8:38pm Doug Schulkind:

Nothing could be finer than a Flash in Caroliner.
Avatar 8:38pm TDK60:

Don't know if mentioned above, but the album art/typography for the 'Afro Cuban Music' album is very handsome.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:39pm doctorjazz:

Hey, Flash and Flashterettes!
Avatar 8:39pm Flash Strap:

@TDK: i very strongly agree, i love this era & area of 78 design and this is a prime specimen of its excellence
Avatar 8:40pm Flash Strap:

Hi Doc!
Avatar 8:42pm Flash Strap:

Misty,,, Poo?
Avatar 8:42pm TDK60:

forgot! A 78 RPM. Of course, it's 1947.
Avatar 8:44pm TDK60:

LPS were introduced in about '49? I'm guessing..
Avatar 8:45pm Flash Strap:

the covers to those 78-booklets are just so well-designed, super graphic, amazing bold colors, I just love them
Avatar 8:46pm Flash Strap:

supposedly the very first was '48, so yeah you're spot-on TDK
Avatar 8:47pm TDK60:

Yeah, I have some old classical 78s (that I don't know what to do with) and the jackets have real artistic merit.
  8:48pm northguineahills:

@Doug: not to be confused w/ the band, Caroliner.
Avatar 8:50pm still b/p:

Cover art/design from back in the 78 day....The name has to be mentioned: Jim Flora.
Irwin's evangelism prompted me to look at more and more of Flora's output.
Avatar 8:52pm Flash Strap:

Hi B/P! yeah Jim Flora's great, slightly tarnished (for me) by a deep antipathy to the designer Spike, a ubiquitous figure in the 90s space-age pop revival's look
Avatar 8:54pm Flash Strap:

but to emphasize, Flora's amazing: londonjazzcollector.files.wordpress.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Evan, Explorers
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03pm coelacanth∅:

...i don't much care for the imagery conjured by "misty poo"!
Avatar 9:04pm Franco Twinkie:

Greeting to you Mr. Coel, Senior Flash and all you other spelunkers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06pm Doug Schulkind:

Conjuring a heaven upon the Earth.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07pm WR:

Food on the table so can relax and listen.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08pm chresti:

I knew someone in Jr. high named Misty Dick.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08pm WR:

P.S. have been enjoying what was played and will be relistening someday soon.
Avatar 9:09pm Flash Strap:

Hi Coelacanth! Franco!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10pm Doug Schulkind:

I've three or four different Yusef performances of this. This is the most smoldering.
Avatar 9:10pm Flash Strap:

@DOug: the sound of Frank Gant's drums on this sends me man
Avatar 9:10pm Flash Strap:

I think this is the only one I know! it does smolder, it's primordial
Avatar 9:11pm Flash Strap:

very glad to know it WR!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12pm Doug Schulkind:

Gant is using mallets here to devastating effect.
Avatar 9:15pm Flash Strap:

so beautiful, ecstasy
Avatar 9:16pm TDK60:

Nice when a piece allows for the drummer to get into the sound of the drums, in addition to the great beats here.
Avatar 9:19pm TDK60:

and a percussion personal peeve is avoided here: cymbals are used sparingly. Yes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:21pm Doug Schulkind:

The gorgeous Mr. Gant is still with us at 89.
Avatar 9:22pm Flash Strap:

wow!
Avatar 9:24pm Flash Strap:

I'd have like to hear Herbie turn to bass clarinet a little more often, to be honest. great sounding instrument. and Philly Joe Jones doing great work again here, next to Rae's lovely vibes
Avatar 9:26pm TDK60:

I once asked a drummer I was playing with (bassist in rock bands) if he might perhaps, pretty-please, play the cymbals less. He said "No." Now that I think of it, all the drummers I've played with said "no" to my plea.
Avatar 9:29pm Flash Strap:

ya gotta give the drummer some, TDK, but some of what? i guess in your case it's unwanted cymbals
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:30pm coelacanth∅:

TDK if you'd had to've asked me at all, i would've said sure lets try that
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31pm WR:

I think you played some other track off that Johnny Rae / Mann record before. Great record. I messed up not buying the reissue that came out in 68.
Avatar 9:33pm Flash Strap:

I've played every track but one of that record, and Sorimao I've played twice! it's really a nice LP & I can't resist its easy charms and exotic vibes
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33pm coelacanth∅:

i've left shows by bands that i generally liked a lot because of too much cymbal.
it's standard, so most drummers never consider any other way.
Avatar 9:36pm TDK60:

Coel, by the '90s so many louder type rock bands had drummers slashing away /all/ the time, that I too needed a breath of air. Don't get me wrong folks, I too believe we have to give the drummer some.
Avatar 9:37pm Flash Strap:

this record is so damn solid all the way through, hits hard and swings deep
Avatar 9:37pm still b/p:

Sometimes, when it catches the attention in certain songs, the cymbal surfeit seems...unhelpful and inadvisable and sooo by-the-ham-fisted-numbers, and strange to have become so ordinary and familiar in its plain excess.
Avatar 9:39pm TDK60:

I can only agree, still b/p. / Flash, this Machito/Mann is a gas.
Avatar 9:43pm Flash Strap:

Johnny Griffin dynamite on sax here
Avatar 9:43pm Flash Strap:

Curtis Fuller on trombone
Avatar 9:45pm TDK60:

Flash at 9.24 didn't know Mann played bass clarinet. Groovy timbre.
Avatar 9:48pm Flash Strap:

Sabu's *entrance* on this song is astounding
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:48pm doctorjazz:

Loved the show, time to head home, thanks, Flash!
Avatar 9:49pm Flash Strap:

i should probably have used this track during the Sabu special show, it's such great showcase w/ crucial contrast
Avatar 9:49pm Flash Strap:

safe travels Doctor
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:50pm Little Danny:

The Johnny Rae and Machito LPs are really of a piece, vibe-wise.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:51pm Little Danny:

Thanks Evan, just another superb show for you tonight
Avatar 9:51pm Flash Strap:

@LD: yeah, and I think the Flautista album is right in there too but to be honest I need to spend more time with it, I barely know it
Avatar 9:53pm Flash Strap:

wanted to close with a lovely littel Buddy Collette vers. of Frenesi but short on time! another night we'll frenzy with Buddy but Art Blakey is never a bad finale
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:53pm Little Danny:

Totally!
Avatar 9:54pm Shaw:

Thanks Flash! Great show! Love hearing more Blakey and Sabu...I really enjoyed it during that special
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55pm Little Danny:

Michaels row your boats ashore at the Cool Blue Flame: wfmu.org... Candlelight only tonight! Hope to see y'all there!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:56pm Clifffiscal:

Great show. Thanks Evan.
Avatar 9:57pm TDK60:

So much fun tonight, Flash. See you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59pm chresti:

Thanks Flash, excellent selection!
If you crash cymbals hard excessively, how can you hear anything?
Avatar 9:59pm Flash Strap:

Thanks everyone! see you week after next and see you next door
Avatar 9:59pm TDK60:

glad that's just a rhetorical question at 9:59, chresti!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Evan! enjoy your time away!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00pm WR:

Thank you, had high expectations and they were surpassed. Laters all. Or see you in the glow of the Cool Blue Flame
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