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April 12, 2013 Options
A protean shake for your ears
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Artist Selection Album    (Label / Recording date)
Theme Music:
Sarah Webster Fabio 
Jujus: Alchemy of the Blues   Options Jujus: Alchemy of the Blues
(Folkways 1976)
ECD  In Tempo   Options Major Force: The Original Art-Form
(Mo' Wax 1990)

Five Jinks  Dirt-Dishing Daisy   Options b/w There Goes My Headache
(Bluebird 1937)
Harlem Hamfats  That's Going to Ruin Your Beauty Spot   Options b/w When the Sun Goes Down in Harlem
(Vocalion 1939)
Joe Lutcher  Rag Mop   Options b/w Beige Room
(Modern 1950)
Rosetta Howard  Men Are Like Streetcars   Options FIne Brown Sugar
(JSP )
Mitzi Mars w/Sax Mallard & Orchestra  I'm Glad   Options b/w Roll 'Em
(Checkers 1953)
Miss Country Slim  My Girlish Days   Options Alla Blues: Country Blues in California 1947-1954
(Muskadine )

Talkover Music:
Earl Hooker 
I Can't Hold Out Much Longer   Options The Moon Is Rising
(Arhoolie 1969)

Buddy Pipp's Highlifers  Cuban Nightingale   Options London Is the Place for Me, Volume 5:
Latin, Jazz, Calypso & Highlife from Black London

(Honest Jons 1953)
Buddy Pipp's Highlifers  Sway   Options London Is the Place for Me, Volume 6:
Mento, Calypso, Jazz & Highlife from Black London

(Honest Jons 1953)
Conjunto de Humberto Cane (vocals: Aurelio "Yeyo" Estrada)  Miguel   Options Llegó la Rumba
(Tumbao )
Angel Viloria y Su Conjunto Cibaeno  Ay...Tolala   Options Merengues, Volume 2
(Sonus 1975)
Raphy Leavitt y La Selecta  Perdoname Cariño   Options Jibaro Soy
(Borinquen 1973)
Los Matemáticos  La Pelea   Options Go-Gó en Rojo
(RCA Camden )

Talkover Music:
9 Lazy 9 
Black Jesus   Options Paradise Blown
(Ninja Tune 1994)

Hrajut Petro Korba & Petro Dudra, Compania S. Shkimba  Muzurka Vdovoj (Widow's Music)   Options The Widow's Joy: Eastern European Immigrant Dances in America 1925-1930
(Mississippi )
Orhan Gencebay  Hayat Kavgasi   Options
Asha Bhosle  Pee Meri Ankhon Se   Options Dharkan (OST)
(HMV 1972)
Eydie Gormé  The Gentleman Is a Dope   Options Eydie Gormé
(ABC-Paramount 1957)
MV & EE  Turbine   Options Fuzzweed
(Three Lobed Recordings 2013)

Talkover Music:
Bobby Montez 
Kon-Tiki   Options Jungle Fantastique!
(Cu-Bop 1958)

Lou Killen  Black Leg Miner   Options Isla Cameron & Lou Killen: The Waters of Tyne
(Prestige 1961)
Mary Cosgrove  The Collier Lad   Options Whaur the Pig Gaed On the Spree: Scottish Recordings by Alan Lomax 1951-'57
(Drag City )
Don Bikoff  Crystal Lakes of Frangipani   Options Celestial Explosion
(Keyboard/Tompkins Square 1968)
John Hartford  Smoke, Shit and Fuck   Options Live at the Philadelphia Folk Festival
(August 29 1970)
Calvin Cheek  Please Don't Play on That Guitar   Options b/w I Can't Understand
(Tally 1956)
Jerry Reed  I Feel For You   Options The Unbelievable Guitar & Voice of Jerry Reed
(RCA Victor 1967)
Larry Jon Wilson  Sheldon Churchyard   Options Let Me Sing My Song to You
(Monument 1976)

Talkover Music:
Odell Brown & the Organ-izers 
Tough Tip   Options Ducky
(Cadet 1968)

George Russell Sextet   Volupte   Options At Beethoven Hall
(MPS 1965)
Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza  Renitenza   Options Niente
(Distribution 101 1971)
Prince Lasha  Just Friends   Options Insight
(CBS (UK) / Dusty Groove 1966)
Farthest South  A Lesson Learned - Part II Lecture   Options Omens & Talismans
(Farsouth West 2012)

Talkover Music:
Blind Idiot God 
Death Hollow Canyon, Utah   Options Cyclotron
(Avant 1992)

Thomas Mapfumo & Blacks Unlimited  Mvura Ngainaye   Options Sweet Chimurenga
(Gamma 1994)
Makishi Band  Mutakaluki   Options Ba Samora
(Zambia Music Parlour 1990)
Ramblers International  Inemesti   Options Ramblers International
(Decca 1976)
Colomach  Yebo Blues   Options Colomach
(Soundway 1974)

Talkover Music:
DJ Food 
Dub Lion (Remake)   Options Big Noise
(Mambo Inn 1994)

Esther Phillips  Home Is Where the Hatred Is   Options From a Whisper to a Scream
(Kudu 1972)
Sister Gail Anderson  You're Barking Up the Wrong Tree   Options b/w I'll Be There
(Roxbury 1976)
Joe Hicks  Life and Death in G&A (pts. 1 & 2)   Options b/w Life and Death in the G&A
(Stone Flower 1970)
Harold Alexander  Mama Soul   Options Sunshine Man
(Flying Dutchman 1971)
Gil Scott-Heron  The Middle of Your Day   Options Free Will
(Flying Dutchman 1972)

Closing Theme:
John Lee Hooker 
Stand By   Options I Feel Good
(Jewel 1971)

Listener comments!

  Fri. 4/12/13 8:48am annie:

popping in to say good morning and off to work soon.... miss all of you very much, but grateful for the steady work..
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 8:50am Doug Schulkind:

Hi Annie!
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 8:52am AndrewC.:

Is this Larry Young?
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 8:52am glenn:

huh. i think one of those open reel tape decks is currently for sale on craigslist.
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 8:53am AndrewC.:

oh... and good afternoon!
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 8:53am glenn:

toronto.en.craigslist.ca...
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 8:54am Doug Schulkind:

@AndrewC
Yes indeed. That was "Khalid of Space" from Larry Young's Lawrence of Newark album. And good afternoon to you!
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 8:55am Doug Schulkind:

That looks like a scary face, Glenn.
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 8:56am ndbob:

morning doug , annie, everyone!
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 8:57am Doug Schulkind:

Ahoy, ndbob!
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 8:57am Van in DC:

I brought danishes for everyone. Good morning Doug and alternators!
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 8:58am glenn:

great headphones, though.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 8:58am glenn:

dibs on the blueberry.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 8:58am Doug Schulkind:

Hi Van!
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 9:00am Van in DC:

Cheese, cherry, blueberry, apple, & lemon - plenty to go around. (I stole them from my office)
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 9:00am listener james from westwood:

good friday and hello, all! danish and a mug of joe sound delish this morning!
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 9:00am Doug Schulkind:

Mmmm! Blueberry headphones!
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 9:00am Parq:

Jeez, where the hell are my shoes -- oh, hi everybody.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 9:01am Matt from Springfield:

Hi there Drummer Doug, and all Drummers!

Tak, Van! Hvordan går det? :)
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 9:01am Brian in UK:

Hello folks. BIG HELLO ANNIE. Hold mine Van, if you get my drift gotta go to the osteopath. Seizure later.
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 9:02am Van in DC:

ha ha Brian. Matt! Ich nicht verstanden!
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 9:02am Doug Schulkind:

Matt, Brian, Parq, Listener James: Glad you are here!
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 9:03am Matt from Springfield:

I'll pick up a cherry and go get some coffee!

@Van: Taking advantage of the "danish" -- "Thanks, Van! How are you?"
@Van's office: Oh, that's terrible--danishes have been disappeared all around here, lately...
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 9:03am Uncle Michael:

Morning drumheads.
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 9:04am Van in DC:

Ah! ha!
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 9:04am Doug Schulkind:

Yay! I remembered to send my show announcement tweet before it was already 20 minutes into the show. Yay!
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 9:04am Brian in UK:

Pecan por favor.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 9:04am Matt from Springfield:

@Parq: I see one of your shoes, but where did the other one go??
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 9:05am Michael:

Morning comrades - ready for Friday I must say.
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 9:05am Van in DC:

Ha! I palindromed and didn't know it
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 9:05am Doug Schulkind:

Good morning to you, Hunky Michael.
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 9:05am Uncle Michael:

Am I a new or a remanufactured alternator?
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 9:06am glenn:

hmmm. i gotta go with rebuilt.
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 9:08am Van in DC:

Newly remanufactured?
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 9:08am glenn:

more on thatcher. news.nationalpost.com...
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 9:08am holland oats:

drumma! peoples!
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 9:08am Uncle Michael:

I'm still recovering from the worst night of my DJ'ing career.
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 9:09am duke:

Good morning Mr Drummer and Drumistas
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 9:10am Uncle Michael:

GDTS is the salve I require.
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 9:11am Uncle Michael:

GTDS too.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 9:11am Doug Schulkind:

Hiya Duke!

So sorry 'bout last night, UM. Sounds nightmarish.
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 9:12am AndrewC.:

There is a balm, in Pittsburgh.
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 9:12am Uncle Michael:

I was up till 2:00 just trying to get the exhaustion to kick the adrenaline's ass.
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 9:13am Parq:

Uncle M, is this your premier day?
  Fri. 4/12/13 9:13am Paul Sherratt:

A hon. mention for the smaller but equally fine Three Ginx who were ' On A Steamer Coming Over '
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 9:14am Uncle Michael:

@Parq, no...that's several weeks away.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 9:15am Doug Schulkind:

@AndrewC
Pittsburgh or Gilead. Same difference.

HELLO to you, hard working Brother Paul Sherratt.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 9:16am Michael:

Always think of Beany and Cecil when I hear Rag Mop.
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 9:17am Uncle Michael:

I think of the best native American Mohel, ever.
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 9:18am listener james from westwood:

just a little off the top!
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 9:18am Jeff Golick:

cello, one and all. i'll take a lemon, Van.
Also: go hang a salami i'm a lasagna hog
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 9:19am Uncle Michael:

"Frontier Mohel" was Johnny's quip.
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 9:21am Parq:

So she doesn't like him any more, is that where this is going?
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 9:23am glenn:

so mitzi mars was from venus, then.
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 9:23am ndbob:

Ha Glenn:)
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 9:25am glenn:

www.youtube.com... kinda like little miss slim.
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 9:30am AndrewC.:

There was a good piece on Buddy Pipp in The Wire (#342).
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 9:32am Hugo:

It has got as far as vol. 5 and 6? I have the first two, which I think were more Caribbean, calypso in particular. Better start catching up.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 9:34am Doug Schulkind:

@AndrewC
I'm ashamed to say I tossed all my old Wire issues when I moved. I feel so bad about it.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 9:35am Doug Schulkind:

@Hugo
Yup. Volumes 5 & 6 just came out. The last several have delved into West African territory. One can only imagine how great it will be when this series starts to include contributions from the South African ex-pat scene in London. Wow!
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 9:35am Doug's Movers:

He kept all the Maxims, though. Boxes of them.
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 9:36am AndrewC.:

Doug - you'll have to buy the digital version. Its got everything, apart from the smell.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 9:38am Doug Schulkind:

@Doug's Movers
For anthropological research only.

@AndrewC
I dearly hope you're talking about The Wire and not Maxim.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 9:39am National Geographic:

Anthropological research. Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhtttttttt.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 9:42am Scientific American:

Hey, Doug resembles that remark!
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 9:46am glenn:

any danishes left?
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 9:47am Doug Schulkind:

No, but we've got one Norwegian.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 9:48am Jeff Golick:

If I didn't like my danish, can I just put the uneaten part back?
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 9:51am Van in DC:

Feed it to the Woof! doggie :)
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 9:54am listener james from westwood:

@jeff, if it goes back into the box, it'll be gone by 3 pm today. an axiom of office food.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 9:55am Hugo:

Jessie just notified me about a piece in the NYT that said that accusing Obama of being some sort of Norwegian socialist is a crazy claim. The only thing worse than a socialist is a Norwegian socialist. I think that's unfair to the Swedes.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 9:57am glenn:

yeah, having the world's two leading economies has to suck for sweden and norway.
  Fri. 4/12/13 9:58am earrie:

And best equality stats for women, anywhere.
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 9:58am Uncle Michael:

I'm going to have to query my ersatz Norwegian when I see him in a week or so.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 9:59am Doug Schulkind:

@earrie
Yes, I think I read about that in Maxim.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 10:00am glenn:

and norway has some great noir-ish writers.. i'm talking to you, jo nesbo.
  Fri. 4/12/13 10:00am earrie:

The Norwegian Tits and Ass Special Issue?
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 10:00am bobdc:

Listening to that last tune without knowing the artist or title I thought "this sounds Turkish" and then I realized: that I can even make that call shows how much I've learned from "Give the Drummer Some."
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 10:01am bobdc:

And, may I add, the dude had a killer moustache: www.ozguncel.com...
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 10:03am glenn:

if by killer you mean holy cheeseball, batman, then yes, you're right.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 10:03am Hugo:

The Nordic crime TV series are popular in the US, I hear.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 10:03am Doug Schulkind:

@bobdc
Just be sure to use your knowledge for good and not evil.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 10:06am bobdc:

You mean my new knowledge of potential moustache styles, right?
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 10:07am Matt from Springfield:

@bobdc: Exactly. Nothin' worse than an evil moustache to set the tone.
Actually, an evil villain wearing a so-so moustache is even worse than that--if you're going to be evil, at least devote enough time to getting your evil moustache right!!!
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 10:08am Snidely Whiplash:

Exactly! The villains these days. No class.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 10:10am Matt from Springfield:

@bobdc: And I agree w/ you on identifying origins based on sound, GTDS has taught me so much about that. And modern Afropop in particular, the differences between Nigerian, West African, Gabonese, Zambian and other areas are amazing, WFMU and GTDS brought me up to speed on all those wonderful music types.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 10:11am Matt from Springfield:

@Snidely: I can fix that--YouTube series on Perfecting the Evil Moustache, 7 installments of 10 minutes each.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 10:12am Snidely Whiplash:

Why, I remember when i was training to be an evil villain. A MINIMUM of two hours in front of the mirror in the morning. I knew that if I had to evict widows and orphans from their slums that I was going to have to look good doing it.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 10:13am Doug Schulkind:

@Matt from Springfield
Keep that West African sound intuition handy for later. Just sayin'.
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 10:13am ndbob:

Agreed Matt and bobdc!
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 10:14am Uncle Michael:

Were there electric guitars in Africa before Paul Simon? Inquiring minds...
  Fri. 4/12/13 10:17am earrie:

I've never understood the 'bigger is better' in turbine design. Look at ocean filter feeders -- tiny and colonially numerous.
  Fri. 4/12/13 10:19am earrie:

Anthazoans like Octocorallia. Now *that's* good design.
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 10:20am ndbob:

looking forward to it UM!
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 10:20am duke:

Yay Uncle Michael
Will the show be like your Hinky-Dinky show?
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 10:20am listener james from westwood:

congrats, uncle michael!
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 10:20am Uncle Michael:

Thank you Doug.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 10:21am Michael:

Very nice UM. Congrats!
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 10:21am Uncle Michael:

@duke: like and unlike...it's magic!

Thanks everyone.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 10:22am Matt from Springfield:

Hey there NDBob!
What's the temp/precipitation like right now? Warmed up into spring in VA (80s F), nice the past two days, heavy April Showers right now.
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 10:22am AndrewC.:

The blackleg miner should be in the charts instead of 'Ding dong...'
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 10:23am AndrewC.:

How do we organise that?
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 10:23am glenn:

i bet they won't be playing black leg miner at maggie's funeral.
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 10:24am ndbob:

@Matt still the dead of winter here - flurries now - major snow possible later in the weekend - temps may not get out of the 30s for a week or more
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 10:25am Matt from Springfield:

@Doug: Will keep my Westafrisenses tuned.

"Whaur the Pig Gaed On the Spree"...like I've said, I love Scottish when it's "barely English"!
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 10:25am ndbob:

This is the time of the year that's hardest to be here - 20 below in January I've gotten used to but an April like this is rough
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 10:26am Jeff Golick:

Seems like a weird one to be on Drag City...
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 10:26am Lewis:

Bob - know what you mean - 6 inches of slop here in the Twin Cities, but gather more of a storm out your way...
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 10:27am Doug Schulkind:

Don Bikoff has performed live on WFMU twice recently:

April 8, 2013 on Irene's show: wfmu.org...

May 12, 2012 on Jeffrey Davison's Shrunken Planet show: wfmu.org...
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 10:28am ndbob:

@Lewis - we missed the storm you just got - south and east of here - but may not miss the next one
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 10:28am Doug Schulkind:

@Jeff Golick
It's a wee gambol from Alasdair Roberts' beautiful records on Drag City to the old stuff.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 10:30am Jeff Golick:

Good point.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 10:31am glenn:

this could almost be the theme for the irish triathlon - drinking, fucking and fighting.
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 10:31am listener james from westwood:

"what is, 3 things not to do at the same time?"
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 10:33am glenn:

funny. if you google calvin cheek, the first thing that comes up is calvin klein cheek implants.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 10:34am Jeff Golick:

Rip rig and panic?
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 10:34am Alex Trebek:

300 points to Listener James from Westwood
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 10:37am Uncle Michael:

Jerry on the Waylon tip.
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 10:38am Parq:

So he doesn't like her any more, was that where that song was going?
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 10:38am Uncle Michael:

Ok, this just kicks ass.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 10:39am Jeff Golick:

@Parq: you're killing it today.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 10:43am Matt from Springfield:

Funny how the same words come up to describe particular DJs--it seems with Joe McG, Jeff G and others, that the first two words that come to mind for Doug are always: "killing it" :)
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 10:46am glenn:

hey, mexican barbie comes with a passport. www.thestar.com...
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 10:47am Uncle Michael:

I have to get those country got soul comps.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 10:47am Doug Schulkind:

@Matt from Springfield
I suppose I would rather be associated with "resuscitating it," but I'll take it.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 10:48am Doug Schulkind:

@Uncle Michael
I've made a note of that.
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 10:48am Parq:

Glenn, that kind of visual shorthand is rampant in the media, and no different from using shamrocks and leprechauns to get the idea of Irish across.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 10:49am Matt from Springfield:

@Doug: Killin' our apathy, resusciatating what's good!!
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 10:49am glenn:

and a chihuahua. because of course, nothing says stereotype like stereotype.
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 10:49am Brian in UK:

So where's the fecking danish? I dun urnt it.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 10:50am still b/p:

Was doing a friend a favor, and though she bought me a nice breakfast, she didn't realize it's a GREAT favor if it means I hafta give up a a chunk of GTDS. I get only a half-ration today. Half-rational.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 10:50am Jeff Golick:

It's funny, 'cuz Sheldon would never be anywhere NEAR a churchyard.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 10:51am Jeff Golick:

@still b/p: hope it's not the RAT half.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 10:53am Doug Schulkind:

@stlll b/p
At least you're here for the high-protein portion of the show.
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 10:55am Uncle Michael:

He needs his fiber.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 10:55am still b/p:

A protein shake shake shake!?
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 10:56am Brian in UK:

@UM you might like this, apres show ofcourse.
www.youtube.com...
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 10:56am glenn:

well, leprechauns and shamrocks have been part of irish folklore for centuries, and are myths originating in ireland. chicas with dogs and passports is just flat out racism.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 10:56am Doug Schulkind:

Or maybe I should have said high-protean.
  Fri. 4/12/13 10:58am earrie:

I, Protist
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 10:58am glenn:

i mean, is jersey shore barbie gonna have french tips and an i.q. of 65?
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 10:59am glenn:

actually, that's not such a good example.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 11:02am Doug Schulkind:

Found this description of this Prince Lasha record:

Considering how small Prince Lasha s (pronounced La-shay) catalog is, anything new is an event. Insight was recorded and released by CBS in the U.K. in 1966. It featured the American saxophonist and flutist in the company of great British jazzmen. They include pianists Stan Tracey or Mike Carr (lesser known but equally brilliant), trumpeter Chris Bateson, trombonist John Mumford, drummer Joe Oliver, two pair of bassists playing simultaneously, in Rick Laird (later of Mahavishnu Orchestra fame), and Jeff Clyne, or Dave Willis and Bruce Cale. Finally, the addition of David Snell s harp in a major role adds to the textural and extended harmonic reach of this set. That said, this is not an exploratory outside date, but a straight-ahead session of originals and standards, divided between uptempo numbers and ballads. The set opens with a Lasha original called Nuttin Out Jones, written for drummer Elvin Jones, whom Lasha played with. It s one of the standouts here, with all three frontline horns kicking off a brightly swinging head that s airy, bright, and breezy. The first solo is a tight, hard bop taken by the harp and backed beautifully by the dancing drums of Oliver and Laird s bassline playing pizzicato before Clyne comes in under the radar playing arco. Lasha takes the next solo on his plastic white alto saxophone, bluesing it up and bopping it out. This is followed by the standard Out of Nowhere, that showcases Snell s harp leading a heady groove with a guitarist s nimble facility. His solo is dynamite. The ballad Body & Soul is the first place we hear Lasha s signature wood flute playing, and it s utterly lovely. The lilting, sparse phraseology he uses is deeply emotive and songlike, as is the trumpet solo by Bateson. Side two kicks off with another Lasha original, called Impressions of Eric Dolphy. The intro is slow and graceful, with harp, flute, and trumpet leading the way. Yusef Lateef is credited as co-writer for the intro and the cadenzas. Shortly after this elegant stroll, the tune breaks into a sprint with Lasha s alto solo followed by the other horns; the taut bass section pushes the tempo envelope, and the hard-swinging drumming of Oliver underscores. Two standards close out the set: there's an archetypical reading of Everything Happens to Me, on which Tracey adds his percussive piano touches in an otherwise extremely restrained ballad, and the final cut, Just Friends, sends the set out the way it came in, on a fingerpopping groove with Lasha using an edgier tone on his alto solos -- the only place on the record that even resembles outside. Here again, Tracey is physical in his savvy, swaggering fills and comps. For all its traditionalism, this is indeed a major date for Lasha and reveals how deeply ensconced he was in the bop and swing lineages. Thanks to Dusty Groove, this rare gem has finally been released in North America for the first time in any form. ~ Thom Jurek, Rovi
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 11:03am Doug Schulkind:

Which is EXACTLY what I was gonna say.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 11:06am Matt from Springfield:

Encyclopediatic! Very long comments are fine, if they're as thorough as that one.
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 11:06am Uncle Michael:

It's just what I was thinking.
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 11:07am Van in DC:

Boggle
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 11:07am Uncle Michael:

@Brian: Thanks...I'll watch that later.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 11:08am Jeff Golick:

Hey, it's the "jazz" set!
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 11:09am Doug Schulkind:

@Matt from Springfield
Is the leader in the clubhouse with a seven-syllable word. Can anyone top him?
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 11:09am Jeff Golick:

Doug = JAZZMAN.
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 11:09am Carmichael:

Good morning Doug and Just Friends. I am suffering from Chopped Avatar Syndrome.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 11:10am Doug Schulkind:

@Carmichael
I think they have hormone replacement therapy for that.
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 11:13am ndbob:

morning Carmichael!
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 11:14am Van in DC:

Good stuff indeed
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 11:14am Uncle Michael:

love the guitar on this
  Fri. 4/12/13 11:15am earrie:

This is star-bait for me.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 11:16am still b/p:

@ Carm - "Does this make my axe look big?"
No!
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 11:17am Alex In Illinois:

Enjoying this show.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 11:17am bobdc:

Hey Matt from Springfield, is that Springfield VA? (So many to choose from.) If so, greetings from C-ville.
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 11:17am Alex In Illinois:

Nice talkover track. I used to know the guys from Blind Idiot God. I used to play guitar with Ted Epstein when he was like 12, back in St. Louis.
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 11:19am Uncle Michael:

Doug gets serviced.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 11:19am Matt from Springfield:

S-field VA, indeed! Greetings to C-ville VA!
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 11:20am bobdc:

Be careful with that acronym on wfmu.org--to these guys, it means "Various Artists." I've been fooled when I've seen "VA" on some playlists.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 11:22am Matt from Springfield:

VA (technically an abbreviation, "vee-ay") could mean many things, but V/A generally only means "Various Artists". A good guide for typing that out.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 11:22am Doug Schulkind:

@Alex in Illinois
Greetings and welcome! I love Blind Idiot God. A friend took me to see them at CBGB's in the very early '90s and I was (almost literally) blown away. It was the loudest music show I've ever been to. What fascinated me was that it, inside the spine-numbing loudness, it was really beautiful. And I immediately fell for Ted Epstein. That fellow can play magnificently.

@Uncle Michael
That just sounds so dirty.
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 11:23am Van in DC:

I live in Various Artists
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 11:24am Doug Schulkind:

For years I used to use Blind Idiot God's "Undertow" as a talkover track. Not sure why I stopped.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 11:26am bobdc:

To quote our recent cultural delegate to Cuba, "For shizzle my nizzle used to dribble down in VA"
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 11:27am listener james from westwood:

i had at least one blind idiot god cut on an sst instrumental comp from 20 yrs ago. i recall liking it, but can't place the name of the cut. now and again i consider ebaying that one back into my collection.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 11:29am Doug Schulkind:

@LJFW
Was that the "No Age" compilation?
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 11:30am Brian in UK:

Doug's wanking it today.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 11:30am Doug Schulkind:

@LJFW
This one: www.discogs.com...
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 11:31am Doug Schulkind:

@bobdc
With all that talk of dribbling, I thought at first you were referring to our recent cultural delegate to North Korea.
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 11:32am Alex In Illinois:

I always found Blind Idiot God's performance to be a bit loud for me. Once in the late 1980's I saw tham at CBGB's on the same bill with Live Skull and White Zombie. I blame that evening on some hearing loss. One time in the earlymid 1980's, my amateur ska/wave band had Ted sit in on drums, and he was surprised that we practiced at such a low volume. Before that band, Ted and I had a punk trio with a guy on bass (NOT Gabe) who made that trio unsustainable. Anyway, that's when Ted started using hearing protection devices when he played.
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 11:33am Brian in UK:

Thomas is supposed to be playing here this summer. Last time he was scheduled for WOMAD the Foreign Office did not give him a permit 'cause they reckon he would not depart/go inot hiding or somesuch bs.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 11:34am Doug Schulkind:

It was insanely loud.
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 11:35am Uncle Michael:

Deaf musicians that turn up louder as they get deafer, taking their fans down with them, just piss me off.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 11:35am Doug Schulkind:

@Brian in UK
Doesn't Mapfumo live in the States now. In Portland, Oregon, maybe?
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 11:36am Brian in UK:

That was the last I heard, Doug. Where the hell do they think he would go, Zimbabwe?
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 11:39am Brian in UK:

In lieu of nothing. Congolese music is the most mellifluous in Africa. Do not know anything from Lesotho yet.
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 11:41am Stanley:

Hi All.
@Brian - Mozambiki is very nice, too.
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 11:42am Uncle Michael:

Apropos of nothing, Streit's matzos kicks Manischewitz' ass.
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 11:43am Stanley:

(Ooops, meant Madagascar, to complement Brian's comment)
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 11:43am Brian in UK:

Hey Stanley, good break in North Yorks?
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 11:43am Parq:

Never knew that Esther Phillips covered this brutal, brilliant Gil Scott Heron song.
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 11:44am Stanley:

@Brian - just back.
Expectedly cold but still a nice break.
Found some fossils on the seashore.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 11:46am Jeff Golick:

Lotta song favorite-ing goin' on...
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 11:47am Shaun:

Logged in to fav Esther P. Morning all :)
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 11:47am Brian in UK:

Excellent, should be cruising past Doncaster around eight tomorrow morning. I know haw to have a good time. Ever been to Durham?
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 11:49am Brian in UK:

@Shaun Hello I've started faving Doug's bed music.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 11:50am Doug Schulkind:

At 1:30am this morning I was editing together Parts 1 and 2 of this 45rpm record so it would last twice as long. Because freedom.
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 11:50am listener james from westwood:

@doug: yes indeed, that was the one! thanks for the link!
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 11:52am Doug Schulkind:

Hi Shaun! I ★ your comment.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 11:52am Shaun:

@Brian Haha. Just checked my profile and seems I fav'd Sarah Webster Fabio 47 times.
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 11:53am ndbob:

morning Shaun!
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 11:53am Doug Schulkind:

Can anyone tell that this track was written and produced by Sly Stone?
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 11:54am Shaun:

We are ★dust, we are golden, Doug.
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 11:54am Van in DC:

Missed a large portion of today's entertainment due to work...but thanks Doug! Have a great weekend everybody...
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 11:56am Shaun:

Hi, @ndbob. Low-down dirty set, this one. The funk's wafting across the pond.
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 11:56am Brian in UK:

Scott just played Sly's Que Sers Sera. Charlie also played it yesterday. No idea what that means.
Peerless as ever, Doug.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 11:57am Doug Schulkind:

Have a spectacularly restful weekend, Van!
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 11:57am Stanley:

@Brian - nope not Durham but it certainly looks impressive from a distance with its castle and all that. Safe journey and catch you later.
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 11:58am listener james from westwood:

many thanks for the fine show ... work kept me from sounding off here but the music kept me rolling!
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 11:58am duke:

Wonderful as always. Thanks Doug
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 11:58am Stanley:

Terrific show, Doug.
Till next time.
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 11:59am Uncle Michael:

I love this. If I were still doing a show somewhere else, I'd steal it in a heartbeat.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 12:00pm Matt from Springfield:

And hey, Here Comes The Sun! (Doo doo doo doo!)

Thanks Doug, have a GREAT weekend everyone!
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 12:00pm ndbob:

excellent show Doug!
  Fri. 4/12/13 12:00pm earrie:

Better'n coffee, this morning.
Good weekend,
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 12:01pm Doug Schulkind:

Cheers, duke! Hasta luego, Stanley! You can "steal" any damn thing you want, Uncle Michael! None of us has proprietary rights to the music. The MORE the MERRIER.
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 12:03pm Uncle Michael:

It's not about what's proprietary. It's about the illusion of independent thought. But thanks!
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 12:03pm Doug Schulkind:

Oh that.
Avatar    Fri. 4/12/13 12:07pm Uncle Michael:

Yes, that. Ergo ego.
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 12:09pm Jeff Golick:

Great show!
Avatar Fri. 4/12/13 12:09pm Doug Schulkind:

Leggo my ego!
  Fri. 4/12/13 8:57pm annie:

checking in and reading the fun stuff... hello, goodbye
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