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January 29, 2013 Options
No words, only a feeling... For Jeanne Lee
On what would have been her 74th birthday
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Artist Selection Album    (Label / Recording date)
Theme Music:
James Brown 
Cold Sweat (pt. 1)   Options b/w Cold Sweat (pt. 2)
(King 1967)

Jeanne Lee & Ran Blake  Lover Man   Options The Newest Sound Around
(RCA France 1961)
Marcello Melis  Before the Lights Go On   Options Free to Dance
(Black Saint 1978)
Jeanne Lee  Free Space   Options Natural Affinities
(Owl 1992)

Talkover Music:
Skeletons 
Mulatu   Options Smile
(Impossible Ark 2010)

Jeanne Lee & Gunter Hampel  Freedom of the Universe   Options Live at the Berliner Jazzbuehne
(May 9, 1981)
Jeanne Lee  Angel Chile   Options Conspiracy
(Earthforms 1974)

Talkover Music:
Skeletons 
Firesticks   Options Smile
(Impossible Ark 2010)

Jeanne Lee & Mal Waldron  No More Tears   Options Soul Eyes
(RCA Victor 1997)
Marion Brown  Malipieros Midnight Theatre   Options In Sommerhausen
(Calig 1969)
Archie Shepp  There is a Balm in Gilead   Options Blasé
(BYG Actuel 1969)

Closing Theme:
Specks Williams 
We Gave the Drummer Some   Options b/w Specks' Blues
(Jax 196?)

Listener comments!

Avatar    Tue. 1/29/13 5:35pm Parq:

Reading her Wikipedia page now. Oh wow, she went to Bard, my daughter's Alma!
Avatar Tue. 1/29/13 5:45pm Doug Schulkind:

It'd be funny for a minute if your daughter was named Alma.
Avatar    Tue. 1/29/13 5:56pm Parq:

Then my wife would be Alma's mater. Enough, you've got a show to do.
Avatar    Tue. 1/29/13 5:56pm ndbob:

evening Doug, Parq, everyone!
Avatar Tue. 1/29/13 5:58pm Doug Schulkind:

Uma meet Alma. Oprah... Oh never mind.

Welcome welcome ndbob!
Avatar    Tue. 1/29/13 5:59pm listener james from westwood:

good tuesday from a rainy northern nj! chili on the boil and gtdr on the think-box!
Avatar Tue. 1/29/13 5:59pm Matt from Springfield:

Revenge of the Listenerds!

Hi there Doug and Tuesday-Drummers!
Avatar Tue. 1/29/13 6:00pm Doug Schulkind:

Yay, LJFW! Yay, Matt from Springfield!
Avatar Tue. 1/29/13 6:01pm northguineahills:

I'm more of a listenetard...

Laundry-time, will be in and out....
Avatar Tue. 1/29/13 6:01pm Matt from Springfield:

@LJFW: I can only wish I had a "synesthesia box", but this is about the closest we have to one of those!
Avatar    Tue. 1/29/13 6:01pm ndbob:

heya james and matt!
Avatar Tue. 1/29/13 6:02pm Matt from Springfield:

Hey NDBob!

@NGH: Come now, that kind of thinking will only hoist you by your own listenetard!...
Avatar Tue. 1/29/13 6:05pm northguineahills:

@Matt: groan.... ;)
Avatar    Tue. 1/29/13 6:05pm ndbob:

hey NGH!
Avatar    Tue. 1/29/13 6:05pm Parq:

Ran plays Ram. (Ran Blake was a Bard grad too, it says here.)
Avatar Tue. 1/29/13 6:06pm Doug Schulkind:

@NGH
You can be any kind of listener here. Wearing a tutu even.
Avatar Tue. 1/29/13 6:07pm Doug Schulkind:

Good friend of my, a saxophonist, studied with Ran Blake when he was in high school. (The friend, not Mr. Blake.) He adored him. (Mr. Blake, not my friend.)
Avatar Tue. 1/29/13 6:07pm Matt from Springfield:

I can wear a fore (tutu square)! Maybe even an ate (tutu cube)!
Avatar Tue. 1/29/13 6:07pm Holly in NC:

Hi Doug & everyone! This will have to be an archive listening session, just wanted to check in. Adore Ms. Lee.
Avatar Tue. 1/29/13 6:08pm Matt from Springfield:

Oops, correct my math...I mean just a "tu" :)
Avatar Tue. 1/29/13 6:08pm Doug Schulkind:

Hi Holly!!
Avatar    Tue. 1/29/13 6:08pm ndbob:

heya holly!
Avatar Tue. 1/29/13 6:09pm Doug Schulkind:

Jeanne is paired up with the wonderful Sheila Jordan here on vocals.
Avatar Tue. 1/29/13 6:10pm Matt from Springfield:

Thanks for enlightening me on Jeanne Lee. Such a great singer.
From her Wiki page it seems she was a particularly arty jazz musician.
Avatar Tue. 1/29/13 6:10pm Matt from Springfield:

See you as you circle back through time, Holly!
Avatar    Tue. 1/29/13 6:11pm Parq:

Re NGH's laundry activities:

tinyurl.com...
Avatar Tue. 1/29/13 6:11pm Doug Schulkind:

@Matt from Springfield
I think you are absolutely spot on calling her a musician. The term "singer" doesn't cover the half of it.
Avatar Tue. 1/29/13 6:12pm Holly in NC:

Love Sheila J, also, and have never heard this lp, excellent!
Avatar    Tue. 1/29/13 6:12pm listener james from westwood:

@matt, at least one of my twitter follows is synesthetic. makes for some uniquely inspired tweets.
Avatar Tue. 1/29/13 6:14pm Matt from Springfield:

@LJFW: Too bad we can't experience those tweets the same way! Or CAN we....
**cue diabolical planning**
Avatar Tue. 1/29/13 6:17pm Matt from Springfield:

@Doug: Great voice for sure, but having a skilled hand at crafting the music portion (even if you don't play any instrument) will send you into the realm of "musician" instead of just "vocalist".
Avatar Tue. 1/29/13 6:17pm Doug Schulkind:

Yup.
Avatar Tue. 1/29/13 6:25pm Holly in NC:

Oddly, Doug, I was just listening to a bunch of Jeanne's work w her husband Gunter Hampel.
Actually not so oddly, the Sinners & Saints blog recently posted "The 8th of July"
Avatar Tue. 1/29/13 6:27pm Doug Schulkind:

I saw that, Holly. Almost grabbed it even though I already have it. Do you ever have that impulse, to download a record (or even to buy a copy) of something you already own, just because IT'S SO GOOD. I almost feel like I want to honor the art/artists by getting it again.
Avatar Tue. 1/29/13 6:27pm Matt from Springfield:

"VIBRAPHONIST and composer Gunter Hampel, whom Lee eventually married."
Emphasis mine :)

She was into Fluxus as well, quite a few German influences on her.
Avatar Tue. 1/29/13 6:29pm Matt from Springfield:

And what a vibraphonist! Give the VIBES Some!
Avatar Tue. 1/29/13 6:29pm Doug Schulkind:

GIVE THE DRUMMER RADIO PROGRAMMING ALERT...
Immediately following GTDS on the Drummer Stream will be Jesse K. and Kaminsky Kamoutsky. You can leap from my lily pad to his, here:

bit.ly...
Avatar    Tue. 1/29/13 6:30pm Parq:

By the way, Doug, I've had that impulse fairly often at the Record Fair. "Oh cool! Wait, I already have this. Well, couldn't I really use more than one? You can't have too much quality ... "
Avatar Tue. 1/29/13 6:33pm Holly in NC:

@Doug - Yes. Plus sometimes I forget what I have on unattached drives. Or even on my shelves ;-)
Avatar Tue. 1/29/13 6:34pm Matt from Springfield:

@Parq: That record could become the future currency! You don't want to trade away your only copy for necessities, would you??
Avatar Tue. 1/29/13 6:34pm Doug Schulkind:

As Woody Allen would say to the record. I don't just love you, I lurve you.

Holly, the forgetting thing is just out of hand.
Avatar Tue. 1/29/13 6:35pm Matt from Springfield:

@Holly: I thought this was an Archive listen for you? Wait - are your comments going BACK IN TIME to the present present?! Wow, the Friendship Society was good before, but wow! :)
Avatar    Tue. 1/29/13 6:36pm Parq:

Matt, as to future currency, I think the WFMU crowd has most of the world beat on this one:

xkcd.com...
Avatar Tue. 1/29/13 6:37pm Doug Schulkind:

@Matt from Springfield
Look at the second album in the last set:

wfmu.org...
Avatar Tue. 1/29/13 6:38pm Matt from Springfield:

Ken truly IS the Warren Buffett of the future! We're saved!
And most of us are in the future 1% as well! May we be more just in copying pics for payments than the current cashmoney lot...
Avatar Tue. 1/29/13 6:39pm Matt from Springfield:

Hells yeah, Doug!! :)
No Googlenopes for THAT comment! And how better the world is for it!
Avatar Tue. 1/29/13 6:39pm Holly in NC:

I am typing but not listening, as I am also supervising children playing Minecraft...
Avatar Tue. 1/29/13 6:40pm Matt from Springfield:

Angel Chile (Slight Return)

And here's the "sound poetry" mentioned--similar to bpNichol around this same period.
en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar Tue. 1/29/13 6:42pm Matt from Springfield:

Look up Holly! One of them just snuck in a 2 Liter of Mountain Dew!!
Avatar    Tue. 1/29/13 6:44pm listener james from westwood:

wfmu marathon compilations will be tradeable for acres of radiation-free farmland in the dark post-wwiii future. a monkey brain tonic shirt will get you a cow.
Avatar    Tue. 1/29/13 6:45pm Parq:

That's it, call the label, I'm changing the name of the album to "A Monkey Brain Tonic Shirt Will Get You a Cow."
Avatar Tue. 1/29/13 6:46pm Holly in NC:

More likely a second helping of Ovaltine with double malt, xtra chocolate syrup, chocolate chips AND the homemade marshmallows we made last week. Heh. Kids love me, parent perhaps not so much?
Avatar Tue. 1/29/13 6:47pm Doug Schulkind:

@Listener James from Westwood
I am wearing my monkey brain proudly at this moment. (My favorite all-time FMU t-shirt. Billie Holiday came in second.)
Avatar    Tue. 1/29/13 6:47pm listener james from westwood:

holy crow, homemade marshmallows? i never imagined one could make them at home. intriguing.
Avatar Tue. 1/29/13 6:48pm Matt from Springfield:

@Holly: This demonstrates precisely why we treat a "rental" car different than our own! ;)
Avatar Tue. 1/29/13 6:53pm Holly in NC:

@ljfw - EASY and fun! This is basic recipe I use, there are many variations. All different flavors and what not.

www.finecooking.com...
Avatar    Tue. 1/29/13 6:55pm listener james from westwood:

how about that! just like sta-puft! (don't think of the sta-puft marshmallow man!)
Avatar Tue. 1/29/13 6:55pm Doug Schulkind:

Hey, just think of the scratches on old vinyl as just an added percussive element!
Avatar Tue. 1/29/13 6:57pm Matt from Springfield:

@Doug: That's the highest praise I've heard for surface noise! (And I've heard pretty high!) Excellent!
Avatar    Tue. 1/29/13 6:58pm ndbob:

excellent show Doug!
Avatar Tue. 1/29/13 6:59pm Doug Schulkind:

Going about three minute over in the Jesse Kaminsky's time. He is being very gentlemanly about it.

Thanks ndbob!
Avatar    Tue. 1/29/13 6:59pm Parq:

Oh damn, just on the opening lines, this "Gilead" is pasting me to the wall.
Avatar Tue. 1/29/13 7:00pm northguineahills:

Excellent as per usual, Doug!
Avatar Tue. 1/29/13 7:01pm Matt from Springfield:

Thanks Doug, for introducing me to another beautiful Legend--those who brighten for all eternity.

Have a good night everyone!
Avatar Tue. 1/29/13 7:01pm Doug Schulkind:

You too, NGH.
Avatar    Tue. 1/29/13 7:03pm listener james from westwood:

this show is, itself, a balm. many thanks, doug!
Avatar Tue. 1/29/13 7:09pm Doug Schulkind:

Are you saying this show is da balm, LJFW?
  Tue. 1/29/13 7:31pm chris:

Oh yay yuh
Avatar    Wed. 1/30/13 7:50am Van in DC:

Late as usual. But I bring doughnuts for anyone else who happens along. Have a bear claw, Doug
Avatar    Wed. 1/30/13 7:56am Van in DC:

Another beautiful legend indeed, Matt! Thanks from me as well Doug, and I'm just in the first gorgeous song!
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