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August 13, 2013 Options
Semper, Fidel Is
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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)

Charlie Stewart & the Gem Tones  Hey! Castro   Options
Jaybee Wasden  De Castrow (Hey Castro)   Options Great Labels of the South
(Collector )
Gene Freeman  Fidel Castro   Options Automatic Bop, Volume 2
Jay Chevalier  Castro Rock   Options Jolie Blonde Rocks 'n' Rolls
Miller-Olson Combo  Fidel Castro Rock   Options
Reverend Estrus W. Pirkle & Ron Ormond  Fidel Brings the Candy...   Options If Footmen Tire You, What Will Horses Do?
( 1971)

Talkover Music:
Rubén Gonzáles 
Tumbao   Options Introducing Rubén Gonzalez
(World Circuit/Nonesuch 1997)

Shake Keane  Fidel   Options In My Condition
(Columbia 1961)
Jacques Coursil Unit  Fidel   Options Way Ahead
(BYG/Actuel 1969)
Art Taylor  Fidel   Options Taylor's Tenors
(New Jazz 1959)

Talkover Music:
Marc Ribot 
Los Teenagers Bailan Changui   Options Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos Postizos
(Warner Bros. 1998)

War  Fidel's Fantasy (excerpt)   Options War
(Avenue 1971)
The Skatalites  Fidel Casto   Options
Mighty Sparrow  Castro Eating Banana   Options True Life Stories of Passion People and Politics
(Mace 1963)
Conjunto Bernal  Fidel Castro   Options Mi Unico Camino
(Arhoolie 1959)
Carlos Puebla  Y En Eso Llego Fidel   Options Y En Eso Llego Fidel
(Movie Play 1976)
Yoandys "Baby" Lores  Creo (El Commandante)   Options

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

Listener comments!

Avatar Tue. 8/13/13 5:47pm Jeff Golick:

Sometimes a cigar is just an attempt to assassinate you.
Avatar Tue. 8/13/13 5:50pm Doug Schulkind:

Don't assassinate, because when you do you make an ass ass out of I and Nate.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 8/13/13 5:50pm Artie:

Only High Fidel-ity recordings will be played on this program.
Avatar Tue. 8/13/13 5:50pm Jeff Golick:

I'll take that under assvisement.
Avatar Tue. 8/13/13 5:52pm Doug Schulkind:

@Jeff Golick
Ass vise sounds like an Anthony Weiner Tweet prop.
Avatar Tue. 8/13/13 5:53pm Doug Schulkind:

That is SO true.
Avatar    Tue. 8/13/13 5:56pm hyde:

darn it, I had ten bucks riding that the picture would be Fidel in a baseball uniform
Avatar Tue. 8/13/13 5:56pm Jeff Golick:

How sick of Fidel is his brother?
Avatar Tue. 8/13/13 5:57pm Doug Schulkind:

Actually, I wanted a picture of a cake depicting Fidel in a baseball uni.

Big problem for Raul: Life expectancy in Cuba is HIGHER than in the U.S.
Avatar Tue. 8/13/13 5:59pm Gary:

Avatar Tue. 8/13/13 5:59pm Jeff Golick:

Avatar Tue. 8/13/13 5:59pm Doug Schulkind:

¡Mi hermano Gary!
Avatar Tue. 8/13/13 6:00pm Jeff Golick:

This article from the NYT from 1998 is titled: "After Fidel Castro" -
Avatar    Tue. 8/13/13 6:01pm holland oats:

drumma! peoples! the mothership has landed!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 8/13/13 6:01pm northguineahills:

HIGH!, I mean HOLA!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 8/13/13 6:02pm northguineahills:

Fidel had many warts. Literal and figurative.
Avatar Tue. 8/13/13 6:03pm Doug Schulkind:

Heya, Holland! Evenin', NGH!
Avatar Tue. 8/13/13 6:08pm Doug Schulkind:

You're all so rapt. I can just tell.
Avatar Tue. 8/13/13 6:09pm Gary:

Speechless: I can't believe there are this many C&W songs about Fidel Castro.
Avatar Tue. 8/13/13 6:10pm Gary:

"this many" = >1
Avatar Tue. 8/13/13 6:10pm Matt from Springfield:

I'll trade you a Fidel Castro Washington Senators rookie card from '44, for all the original recordings in this program!

Hey there Doug and everyone! Drumma Libre!
Avatar Tue. 8/13/13 6:10pm Doug Schulkind:

There are even more about Khrushchev, Gary.
Avatar Tue. 8/13/13 6:11pm Doug Schulkind:

Matt! from! Springfield!
Avatar Tue. 8/13/13 6:14pm Matt from Springfield:

MANY about ol' Khrush. In fact, that early 60s blues song about confronting Khrush at the UN, and appointing bluesmen to the Senate--that might mention Fidel as well.
Avatar Tue. 8/13/13 6:14pm Jeff Golick:

Avatar    Tue. 8/13/13 6:15pm hyde:

but i like candy
Avatar Tue. 8/13/13 6:15pm Matt from Springfield:

Cut it off right here :)
Avatar Tue. 8/13/13 6:15pm Jeff Golick:

The Reverend Estrus could use a bit more estrus, ya know?
Avatar Tue. 8/13/13 6:17pm Matt from Springfield:

Interestingly similar to James Clavell's "The Children's Story":
Avatar Tue. 8/13/13 6:19pm Gary:

Found it!
Avatar Tue. 8/13/13 6:19pm Jeff Golick:

But what about Madame Clavel's story?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 8/13/13 6:20pm northguineahills:

Trying to get work done before I leave early tomorrow for my 6am flight to Vegas for my bro's bachelor party. Crazy day, b/tn that and my first time in court (not being in the jury).
Avatar Tue. 8/13/13 6:21pm Doug Schulkind:

I've got your bail money right here, NGH.
Avatar Tue. 8/13/13 6:22pm Matt from Springfield:

And don't get "Hangover"ed, NGH!
Avatar Tue. 8/13/13 6:22pm Matt from Springfield:

@Jeff: Which Madame?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 8/13/13 6:23pm Parq:

The Wikipedia entry for that movie indicates that it is the source of the "Christianity is stupid, Communism is good!" clip used to such great effect by Negativeland. Now there was a WFMU classic. I always thought that the Negland track was supposed to be one of Today's Rock Records slowed down so that you could hear the sinister subliminal messages they contain.
Avatar Tue. 8/13/13 6:24pm Doug Schulkind:

@Jeff Golick
Didn't Madame Clavel pull out Castro's appendix without even touching his body. Sort of a hand-hovering, faith-healing type deal? In fashionable Paris, of course.
Avatar Tue. 8/13/13 6:24pm Jeff Golick:

Avatar Tue. 8/13/13 6:25pm Jeff Golick:

Yup. Right after she did two straight lines.
Avatar Tue. 8/13/13 6:26pm Doug Schulkind:

Can I favorite that comment, Jeff?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 8/13/13 6:26pm northguineahills:

Fidel started w/ somewhat good intentions, but w/ real enemies, he eliminated some good comrades that wanted to further his vision.
Avatar Tue. 8/13/13 6:27pm Doug Schulkind:

I love the drummer's name on this Jacques Coursil number. It's Claude Delcloo.
Avatar    Tue. 8/13/13 6:27pm hyde:

@Parq ha, I totally remember that Negativland thing. I still have that record.
Avatar Tue. 8/13/13 6:27pm Jeff Golick:

This is some classic BYG shizz right here.
Avatar Tue. 8/13/13 6:28pm Doug Schulkind:

By the way.... HI hyde. (I think I forgot to say.)
Avatar Tue. 8/13/13 6:29pm Doug Schulkind:

The line-up on this Art Taylor cut:
Art Taylor ~ drums
Frank Foster/Charlie Rouse ~ tenor saxes
Walter Davis Jr. ~ piano
Sam Jones ~ bass
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 8/13/13 6:30pm northguineahills:

@Matt, I think that w/ my loving bros picked Vegas as the destination for this party. I'd be happier in Sheboygan, or not.///..

@Parq, I totally forgot about that, I have that on cassette.
Avatar Tue. 8/13/13 6:30pm Matt from Springfield:

Ah, thanks Jeff and Doug! :)
And sadly no, we can't as yet "star" comments--how I wish we could!!
Avatar    Tue. 8/13/13 6:31pm hyde:

@Doug phew, I didn't want to make a scene--but I was pretty miffed about being totally snubbed!
Avatar    Tue. 8/13/13 6:31pm hyde:

(not really_)
Avatar Tue. 8/13/13 6:31pm Doug Schulkind:

Just saying "Sheboygan" is pleasurable. Imagine living there! With hyde! (Not really.) No, really.
Avatar Tue. 8/13/13 6:32pm Matt from Springfield:

@Doug: There's Delclous...and then there's Delcloo!
@NGH: Bachelor party Sheboygan style--instead of wondering what happened, you wake up wondering why you're still in Sheboygan... ;)
Avatar Tue. 8/13/13 6:34pm Doug Schulkind:

Delcloo = delicious
Avatar    Tue. 8/13/13 6:34pm hyde:

what happens in Sheboygan stays in Sheboygan
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 8/13/13 6:34pm northguineahills:

I'm going to have my bachelor party local. Crap, I have to worry about that now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 8/13/13 6:36pm northguineahills:

Not familiar w/ Art Taylor, but me likey!
Avatar Tue. 8/13/13 6:38pm Jeff Golick:

Gotta run, but thanks for the Fidelmories!

I have no idea what I'm talking about.

Gracias, el gran jefe sur la radio, Doug!
Avatar Tue. 8/13/13 6:38pm Matt from Springfield:

I certainly liked the track I heard--Art's one of the legendary jazz drummers I need to check out more of.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 8/13/13 6:40pm Uncle Michael:

Greetings, comrades.
Avatar Tue. 8/13/13 6:41pm Doug Schulkind:

Fidelmories wipes out that earlier comment favoriting. Sorry. Rules are rules.

Greetings Tío Miguel!
Avatar Tue. 8/13/13 6:42pm Matt from Springfield:

Hola, Tio Miguel!

Sensual musical narrative here! War is not the answer, unless it's War. Then it's always the right answer.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 8/13/13 6:43pm Jesse K:

Avatar Tue. 8/13/13 6:44pm Matt from Springfield:

Skatalites--now that's a classic!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 8/13/13 6:44pm northguineahills:

oceh, por qué no he oído esto antes (la guerra)?
Avatar Tue. 8/13/13 6:46pm Doug Schulkind:

Jesse K, en la casa!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 8/13/13 6:48pm northguineahills:

My gf and her friends make fun of my literal gringo spanish.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 8/13/13 6:48pm Uncle Michael:

this makes my bottom wiggle
Avatar Tue. 8/13/13 6:49pm Doug Schulkind:

TMI, Uncle Michael.
Avatar Tue. 8/13/13 6:49pm Matt from Springfield:

Ah, no habla, so me gusto el gringañol!
  Tue. 8/13/13 6:50pm Absolved By History:

Avatar Tue. 8/13/13 6:50pm Doug Schulkind:

Greetings, Abby Solved!
Avatar Tue. 8/13/13 6:53pm Doug Schulkind:

Is your gf animated?
Avatar Tue. 8/13/13 6:53pm Gary:

"And for that I get Fidel"?
Avatar Tue. 8/13/13 6:54pm Doug Schulkind:

Coming up, the first reggaeton track I've ever played on the air...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 8/13/13 6:55pm northguineahills:

She's rather sedated for a Mexicana, but my Cubano friends are very animated.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 8/13/13 6:56pm northguineahills:

This is hilarious, I love it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 8/13/13 6:57pm Uncle Michael:

I'll have a cubano and a mojito, por favor.
Avatar Tue. 8/13/13 6:57pm Doug Schulkind:

Glad you like, guinea hills del norte!
Avatar Tue. 8/13/13 6:58pm Doug Schulkind:

Jesse Kaminsky and Kaminsky Kamoutsky are up next here on the Drummer Stream. Playlist page here:
Avatar    Tue. 8/13/13 6:59pm hyde:

ay que rico
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 8/13/13 6:59pm northguineahills:

Thanks Doug, I'll miss you Friday. See you next week!
Avatar Tue. 8/13/13 7:00pm Gary:

Super Gracias para la Castroton y mas!
Avatar Tue. 8/13/13 7:01pm Matt from Springfield:

Excellent musica tonight!
Thanks Doug! Have a good evening everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 8/13/13 7:01pm Uncle Michael:

see y'all later
Avatar Tue. 8/13/13 7:01pm Doug Schulkind:

Gracías, hombres!
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