Busy Doing Nothing with Charlie Options | A virtual supermarket sweep of recorded history, with an emphasis on processed cheese.

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Playlist for 30 May 2013 Options | The park, and other things

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Artist Song Album Label Comments Approx. start time
Flanger  Music Is Our Secret Code   Options Spirituals  Nonplace     
Jackie and Roy  I Wonder What's the Matter With Me   Options Lovesick  Verve    0:02:11 (MP3 | )
Clifford Brown & Max Roach  Daahoud   Options Clifford Brown & Max Roach  Emarcy    0:04:28 (MP3 | )
1000lemmi + Biga  Per Fare   Options Spazionauta EP  Fresh Yo  here  0:08:31 (MP3 | )
Mad Scene  Quiet Day   Options Blip  Siltbreeze    0:11:42 (MP3 | )
Hortense Ellis  Sitting in the Park   Options Alton Ellis: I'm Still in Love With You  Studio One    0:14:54 (MP3 | )
Music behind DJ:
The All Seeing Eye   Options Toy  Smalltown Supersound    0:17:59 (MP3 | )
The Black Star Sound  Nite Safarie   Options Ghana Soundz: Afro-Beat, Funk and Fusion in '70s Ghana  Soundway    0:21:36 (MP3 | )
Herman's Hermits  I Know Why   Options Introducing  MGM    0:24:39 (MP3 | )
Robert Ashley  Don't Get Your Hopes Up (vocal, Jacqueline Humbert)   Options Dust, an opera  Lovely Music    0:26:43 (MP3 | )
Jefferson Airplane  Embryonic Journey   Options Surrealistic Pillow  RCA    0:32:48 (MP3 | )
Sonic Youth  Tunic (Song for Karen)   Options Goo  DGC    0:34:39 (MP3 | )
Judy Collins  Pirate Jenny   Options In My Life  Elektra    0:40:32 (MP3 | )
Don Trust  Drunken Hearted Melody   Options Dont Rust  Laps Records 
here, or here
0:44:40 (MP3 | )
Chuck Berry  Too Pooped to Pop   Options Golden Decade  Chess    0:46:42 (MP3 | )
Music behind DJ:
The Lonesomes 
Anne's Mood; Lakeside 5PM   Options This Is Cow-Fi      0:49:06 (MP3 | )
Bisk  Odd Sight   Options Ticklish Matters  Sub Rosa    0:54:09 (MP3 | )
Pete Townshend & Ronnie Lane  Street in the City   Options Rough Mix  MCA    0:58:47 (MP3 | )
Toy  Sedan Through Tunnel   Options Toy  Smalltown Supersound    1:04:55 (MP3 | )
My Favorite  Homeless Club Kids   Options The Happiest Days of Our Lives  Double Agent    1:08:42 (MP3 | )
Pulp  Sorted for E's and Wizz   Options Different Class  Island    1:13:53 (MP3 | )
Blue Ash  Smash My Guitar   Options No More, No Less  Mercury    1:17:28 (MP3 | )
Music behind DJ:
Bolliger & Gloor 
Sonderschuler   Options Summloch  Bolliger & Gloor    1:20:28 (MP3 | )
People Like Us & Ergo Phizmiz  Spinning   Options The Keystone Cut Ups  Illegal Art    1:25:05 (MP3 | )
The Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet & Ne Zhdali  No Moon, No Sun   Options Pollo d'Oro  No Man's Land    1:28:25 (MP3 | )
Anita O'Day  No Moon at All   Options This Is Anita  Verve    1:32:34 (MP3 | )
Chazaloo  Hittin' the Bottle Again (and Again) (John Lee Hooker remix)   Options       1:35:12 (MP3 | )
Laurie Anderson  Ramon   Options Strange Angels  Warner Bros.    1:37:31 (MP3 | )
Was Not Was with Mel Torme  Zaz Turned Blue   Options Mel Torme Collection  Rhino/WEA    1:42:26 (MP3 | )
Robert Ashley  The Angel of Loneliness (vocal, Sam Ashley)   Options Dust, an opera  Lovely Music    1:46:38 (MP3 | )
Anita Kerr Singers  Drown in My Own Tears   Options "The Genius" in Harmony      1:51:40 (MP3 | )
Maurice Chevalier  vous etes mon nouveau bonheur (you brought a new kind of love to me)   Options Toujours Maurice  RCA    1:55:35 (MP3 | )
Music behind DJ:
Mad Dog 
Dying Flame   Options Pop Sounds - Music By David Holland  Chappell    1:58:01 (MP3 | )

Listener comments!

Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 11:49am Carmichael:

Heya, Charlie. Busier than a 1-legged man in a butt kicking contest, but I'll be listening in.
  Thu. 5/30/13 11:51am Alf from Upstate:

Busy doing butt-kicking?
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 11:58am Parq:

Did someone say park?
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 11:58am ndbob:

morning Charlie Carmichael, Alf everyone!
Avatar    Thu. 5/30/13 11:58am listener james from westwood:

good day, all! will we be poisoning pigeons in said park?
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 12:02pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 12:04pm Charlie:

Park, eh? Parquet.
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 12:04pm Uncle Michael:

The rain and other things are here.
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 12:05pm pacific standard simon:

It's a beautiful day in my neighborhood.
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 12:06pm Parq:

Deranged, the Parq and other things?
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 12:07pm Charlie:

We had the rain last night. Today the parkq.
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 12:08pm pacific standard simon:

Tomorrow the viaduct.
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 12:08pm Uncle Michael:

First we take Manhattan.
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 12:09pm other eddie:

Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 12:10pm Doug Schulkind:

Sundays in the gorge with Parq?
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 12:10pm davex:

Hello everyone - nice picture!
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 12:11pm still b/p:

It's the Parq Side of the Noon.
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 12:11pm Uncle Michael:

Park Yakarkus
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 12:12pm pacific standard simon:

Why a duck? I dunno, guess the goose was gorged.
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 12:12pm davex:

Ah yes, the rain is here too - all week.
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 12:13pm Uncle Michael:

Try the veal!
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 12:13pm Parq:

Uncle M, then the Bronx and Staten Island too.
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 12:13pm davex:

Is it vealy good?
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 12:14pm Charlie:

oh, and, welcome all, individually and collectively!
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 12:14pm Parq:

Dave beat me to it.
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 12:14pm pacific standard simon:

But not on Monday; they serve the re-veal.
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 12:15pm still b/p:

I heard the Egyptians built the pyramids without the use of the veal.
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 12:15pm davex:

Thanks, Charlie - sounds great!
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 12:16pm ndbob:

nice version here
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 12:17pm duke:

Sittin' in the park, doin' nothin'
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 12:19pm duke:

Nice version of Sitting in the Park, but hard to top Billy Stewart
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 12:20pm pacific standard simon:

We goin' to the bench this early in the game, coach?
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 12:22pm Doug Schulkind:

Billy Stewart = agreed.
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 12:23pm Brian in UK:

When suddenly nothing happened.

@Doug Que Seurat, Seurat.
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 12:23pm Pseu Braun:

I'm benched myself for a bit, so if y'all could scoot over...
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 12:25pm still b/p:

The photo reminds us that Bencho was the least known of the Parx Brothers. However, there was one other brother, MacArtho Parx, who melted when he was young.
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 12:25pm duke:

I think I have a splinter in my butt from this bench
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 12:26pm Brian in UK:

Zippo was my favourite, never lighten up though.
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 12:27pm Brian in UK:

Who's the one on the right next to Harpo?
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 12:28pm duke:

Brother Franco got mixed up in Spanish politics
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 12:28pm Charlie:

That's Zeppo.
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 12:28pm Parq:

¿Still b/p, qué can eat it?
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 12:29pm Charlie:

Plenty of benches to go around.
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 12:29pm Brian in UK:

That's a Hackenabush.
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 12:29pm pacific standard simon:

I liked Yakko, but he defected to the competition.
  Thu. 5/30/13 12:29pm jan:

Hi Charlie- Hot and a bit humid here in NYC, still cool inside- helped by 2 hours of cool music from your stream.
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 12:30pm Brian in UK:

Not Charlie the other right
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 12:31pm northguineahills:

Never got around to this Bob Ashley.
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 12:32pm Brian in UK:

No it's Groucho, they all look the same when seated.
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 12:32pm Charlie:

it's amazing, ngh -- disc 2 is songs, disc 1 long spoken-sung monologues, brilliant writing...
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 12:34pm Uncle Michael:

Jorma can really fucking play.
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 12:35pm Parq:

That opera piece was, as the label correctly notes, lovely. And that Jorma just never sounds right without nacho cheese chips ground into the carpet.
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 12:36pm duke:

My fav Sonic Youth cut
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 12:37pm northguineahills:

I was just playing this Monday afternoon for the Memorial day pre-BBQ party.
  Thu. 5/30/13 12:38pm jan:

Yeah- That Jefferson Airplane album is one that I retained from back in the day when I purchased it at age 15 or so. It's a great sound. What about - taxing my memory, 3/5th of a mile in 10 seconds? Is that the cut?
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 12:38pm Uncle Michael:

Back shortly...I am going somewhere....
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 12:39pm Charlie:

this is a good memorial song!
hi jan. yah, that's right.
Avatar    Thu. 5/30/13 12:40pm listener james from westwood:

don't do nothing charlie wouldn't be busy doing, UM!
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 12:42pm Parq:

Pirate Jenny -- so many great performances and so many intriguing translations. This particular one was also recorded ca. 1978 by Steeleye Span.
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 12:43pm pacific standard simon:

Judy Collins is not someone I would think of in association with this number.
  Thu. 5/30/13 12:46pm gary mitchell:

you are freeformin' brother
Avatar    Thu. 5/30/13 12:46pm listener james from westwood:

i'd only ever heard nina simone's. this one was quite nice and more savage than you usually imagine collins being.
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 12:47pm ndbob:

@Simon - that was actually the first version of Pirate Jenny I heard - from Judy's best LP
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 12:47pm ndbob:

Heya Gary!
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 12:48pm duke:

this is a hella good set
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 12:49pm still b/p:

There ain't a can of Scruff 'n Squalor Spray big enough to transform Judy to Jenny.
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 12:53pm ndbob:

@Charlie agreed re James M Cain
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 1:00pm Parq:

"Street in the City" gets favorite-starred, yes indeed.
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 1:00pm Dominick:

Pray for their knickers to fall
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 1:01pm Charlie:

welcome, Gary
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 1:01pm Brian in UK:

My baby gives it up totally free.
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 1:02pm pacific standard simon:

Reading Pete's autobio right now. He says Ronnie Lane was the first person who didn't laugh at him for all that Meher Baba nonsense.
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 1:03pm Carmichael:

This is a great album. My Baby Gives It Away is my fave.
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 1:04pm Charlie:

string arrangement by film composer Edwin Astley
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 1:05pm Carmichael:

The song Baba O'Riley was named after Meha and Terry Riley. Got that from the bio Simon's reading.
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 1:10pm Brian in UK:

@Carmichael which one of those two is you?
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 1:11pm Carmichael:

I'm more Professor Irwin Corey.
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 1:11pm Charlie:

simon, carm -- how ya like that pete autobio?
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 1:13pm Carmichael:

I loved it, Charlie. And I'm not really a big Who fan. Kind of painful though; I'm not sure I would reveal so much about myself.
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 1:15pm Brian in UK:

That's Pete, heart, kidneys, liver, spleen & stomach all on his sleeve.
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 1:17pm pacific standard simon:

Interesting, so far... but not really compelling. Yes, Pete, you've had some heartaches and hang-ups in your life... but SO HAVE WE ALL. I'd really appreciate a little more about the music.
Avatar    Thu. 5/30/13 1:17pm listener james from westwood:

that's gonna present a helluva challenge for his dry cleaners
Avatar    Thu. 5/30/13 1:18pm Michael:

hey now Charlie and hello everyone. Late to the park party sadly.
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 1:19pm Carmichael:

No alcohol allowed in public parks, btw.
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 1:20pm davex:

Ah, good to be reminded. People drink everywhere in parks here...
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 1:24pm pacific standard simon:

BTW, Charlie, I'm afraid we'll have to stop meeting like this. My new job starts Monday, 7AM - 3PM, in a busy kitchen. No more park benches.
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 1:24pm nah:

Thanks for the My Favorite track - love that one!
  Thu. 5/30/13 1:27pm Listening Out There:

...Vicki 'n Ergo sound good...like the fly buzz...
  Thu. 5/30/13 1:28pm Listening Out There:

People Like Us = PLU...Flies Like Us = FLU
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 1:29pm davex:

Simon: Congrats on the new job - you were hoping for that, right?
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 1:30pm pacific standard simon:

Yes, indeed, dave -- especially the easy commute and health insurance.
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 1:32pm Charlie:

Hi Michael.
Well, congrats on the job, Simon.
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 1:32pm davex:

Sounds good - hope it starts off well...
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 1:34pm Carmichael:

Hope you don't work with Gordon Ramsey, Simon. :-)
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 1:36pm pacific standard simon:

All my GTDR favorites are taking the hit -- ARCHIVES, though.
@Carmichael - No little Hitlers in my neighborhood.
Avatar    Thu. 5/30/13 1:37pm Michael:

I wonder if any of the gents in the pic can sing like Chevalier?
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 1:38pm Carmichael:

Charlie, are you saving up a Groucho song for the grand finale?
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 1:38pm pacific standard simon:

Of course they can -- they all ARE Chevalier!
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 1:40pm davex:

If the nightingales could sing like them...
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 1:42pm ndbob:

@simon Congrats!
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 1:44pm northguineahills:

Was Not Was should have done more collaborations, makes for nice artists titles.
  Thu. 5/30/13 1:45pm Listening Out There:

Years back, I heard a studio-only type of Mel Torme recording. In it, he insults everyone around him, over whatever track he's really trying to record. Ever since, when I hear him, I think of Mel and those insults. Makes the listening more bearable. :)
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 1:48pm Doug Schulkind:

Mel Tormé has always been my Chicken McNuggets of music. That is, I was the first person never to have Chicken McNuggets and I always assumed I would be the first deejay never to spin Mel Tormé. But your fancy little display, Charlie, has shot that all to hell. (I'm still never having Chicken McNuggets, however.)
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 1:49pm Charlie:

Don't eat the nuggets -- have a tuna MelT instead.
Avatar    Thu. 5/30/13 1:52pm listener james from westwood:

the velvet fog != pink slime.
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 1:53pm pacific standard simon:

I like Mel well enough, but there's nothing he could sing that I wouldn't prefer sung by Chet Baker.
Avatar    Thu. 5/30/13 1:55pm Michael:

I saw Mel at the Newport Jazz Fest in Saratoga in the early 80's and he was swingin'. Man.
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 1:55pm ndbob:

nice AK singers song here
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 1:56pm Parq:

<very big grin>
Avatar    Thu. 5/30/13 1:56pm listener james from westwood:

that's no marx brother singing!
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 1:56pm pacific standard simon:

Speak of the devil...
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 1:57pm Dominick:

Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 1:57pm Charlie:

Stay tuned for Matt Fiveash:
next here on Give the Drummer Radio.
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 1:58pm davex:

Ah, c'est ça!
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 1:58pm pacific standard simon:

I'm going to see "An Evening With Groucho" in June...
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 1:58pm Charlie:

Thanks for listening, gang -- see y'all soon. :)
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 1:58pm davex:

Thank you, Charlie!
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 1:59pm ndbob:

excellent show Charlie!
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 1:59pm pacific standard simon:

...starring Frank Ferrante.
Avatar    Thu. 5/30/13 1:59pm listener james from westwood:

dug it, charlie! thanks!!
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 1:59pm nah:

Thanks Charlie, that was nice!
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 1:59pm Parq:

Another brilliant show. Charlie, How do you do it? No matter; thank the stars -- and Doug -- that you continue to do it.
Avatar    Thu. 5/30/13 2:00pm Michael:

Thanks as always Charlie.
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 2:01pm pacific standard simon:

Thanks for nothing!
Avatar Thu. 5/30/13 3:34pm People Like Us:

a bit late but I listen now :)
Avatar Tue. 6/4/13 10:16pm Charlie:

Rather late, but... hi!
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