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Options August 4, 2014: From Laughin' Louie to the City of David.

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments
Roscoe Mitchell  Tatas-Matoes   Options Congliptious  Nessa  1968   
 
Music behind DJ:
Sun Ra 
The Perfect Man   Options The Singles  Evidence  1974   
Thomas Heberer & Dieter Manderscheid  New Orleans Function / Saints   Options What a Wonderful World  Jazz Haus Musik  2002   
Lester Bowie  Hello, Dolly   Options Fast Last!  Muse  1974   
Louis Armstrong  Laughin' Louie   Options   Bluebird  1931?   
Wadada Leo Smith  Louis Armstrong Counter-Pointing   Options Kulture Jazz  ECM  1995   
Thomas Heberer & Dieter Manderscheid  Gully Low Blues / West End Blues   Options What a Wonderful World  Jazz Haus Musik  2002   
Louis Armstrong  (What Did I Do to Be So) Black and Blue   Options Satch Plays Fats  Columbia  1955   
Christian Marclay  Louis Armstrong   Options More Encores  ReR Megacorp  1997   
Louis Armstrong  The Creator Has a Master Plan (Peace)   Options Louis Armstrong and His Friends  Flying Dutchman  1970   
 
Music behind DJ:
Natural Food 
Fair Breeze on Buzzard's Bay   Options        
Cosmic Jokers  Galactic Joke (A)   Options Cosmic Jokers  Kosmische Musik  1974   
Cosmic Jokers  Galactic Joke (B)   Options Cosmic Jokers  Kosmische Musik  1974   
Cosmic Jokers  Galactic Joke (C)   Options Cosmic Jokers  Kosmische Musik  1974   
 
Music behind DJ:
Chaz Jankel 
To Woo Lady Kong   Options        
Archie Shepp  Los Olvidados   Options Fire Music  Impulse!  1965   
Wadada Leo Smith & Louis Moholo-Moholo  No Name in the Street, James Baldwin   Options Ancestors  TUM  2012   
Clarence Smith  Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child   Options Whatever Happened to Love  Gospel Truth  1973   
Ray Charles  Lonely Avenue   Options Lonely Avenue 7"  Atlantic  1956   
Talib Kweli   Get By   Options Quality  Rawkus  2002   
Jungle Brothers  Acknowledge Your Own History   Options Done by the Forces of Nature  Warner Bros.  1989   
The Last Poets  This Is Madness Chant   Options This is Madness  Douglas 7  1971   
The Last Poets  This Is Madness   Options This is Madness  Douglas 7  1971   
 
Music behind DJ:
John Cale & Terry Riley 
Church of Anthrax   Options        
Roscoe Mitchell  Distant Radio Transmission   Options Conversations I  Wide Hive  2014  w Craig Taborn and Kikanju Baku 
Sonny Simmons  Prelude to Bird   Options It Is Revealed  Zounds [unrel.]  1963   
Sonny Simmons  City of David   Options Staying on the Watch  ESP-Disk'  1966   
Albert Mangelsdorff Quartet  Wide Open   Options Never Let It End  MPS Records  1970   
Merry Clayton  Southern Man   Options Merry Clayton  Ode  1971   
Judy Mowatt  Strength to Go Through   Options Black Woman  Island  1980   
Richard Thompson  Wall of Death   Options Acoustic Classics  Beeswing  2014   
 
Music behind DJ:
Dudu Pukwana & Spear 
Flute Music   Options Flute Music  Caroline  1975   


Listener comments!

Avatar    Mon. 8/4/14 11:59am listener james from westwood:

Howdy, all, from the kitchen! Smoke 'em if ya got 'em!
Avatar    Mon. 8/4/14 12:03pm fred:

Hello Jeff(s). Welcome back, Mike took good care of your time slot last week
Avatar    Mon. 8/4/14 12:04pm duke:

Can I bum a light?
Avatar Mon. 8/4/14 12:04pm Doug Schulkind:

Happy 74th birthday yesterday to Mr. Tatas Matoes!
  Mon. 8/4/14 12:05pm Dean:

Is today Roscoe Mitchell's birthday? It's my wife's, too! This explains why I've never seen them photographed together.
  Mon. 8/4/14 12:05pm Dean:

Oh, yesterday. Never mind.
Avatar Mon. 8/4/14 12:13pm Doug Schulkind:

Louis Armstrong fun facts: blog.wfmu.org...
Avatar    Mon. 8/4/14 12:17pm doca:

Hey, Jeff(s?), james, duke, fred, Dean and Doug!
Avatar    Mon. 8/4/14 12:19pm doca:

Today is a Satchmo-themed show?
Avatar Mon. 8/4/14 12:21pm Jeff Golick:

Hi, all!
Happy bday to Dean's wife!
And also Louis Armstrong.
And, I believe, Sonny Simmons.

First set to Louis, @doca. Then we branch OUT.
  Mon. 8/4/14 12:23pm Dean:

Wait 'til I share this news with the wife! Louis and Sonny...wow.
  Mon. 8/4/14 12:23pm Jeff J:

Hey all!

@doca - some branching OUT within the Louis set, too!
  Mon. 8/4/14 12:24pm Jeff J:

Thanks for that link, Doug. Do you have that Armstrong book of collages?
Avatar Mon. 8/4/14 12:25pm Doug Schulkind:

Happy to see James "The Fire Every Time" Baldwin happy in that bottom-of-playlist photo. I absolutely adore JB.

Nope, Jeff J, wish I had that Louis book.
Avatar Mon. 8/4/14 12:27pm Jeff Golick:

Yeah, we thought we'd try and show a happy Baldwin and a less-than-happy Armstrong, for a change.
Avatar Mon. 8/4/14 12:34pm Jeff Golick:

Surprisingly heavy Fats Waller tune.
Avatar    Mon. 8/4/14 12:35pm Brian in UK:

Hello folks.

I remember a million years ago, a friend of ours played trumpet. He kept playing this Louis track (cannot recall it now) every time it got to a certain part he said did you hear that it was amazing. Each time it eluded us, we were just not ready for the man.
Avatar    Mon. 8/4/14 12:36pm Brian in UK:

Is JB doing the Sirtaki?
  Mon. 8/4/14 12:37pm Gary at the Laundromat:

What be this kraziness?
Avatar Mon. 8/4/14 12:38pm Jeff Golick:

@Gary: this be the history of jazz collapsing in on itself.
Avatar    Mon. 8/4/14 12:39pm duke:

Louis Armstrong covers Pharaoh Sanders!? Never heard this before.
Avatar    Mon. 8/4/14 12:39pm doca:

@JeffG/JeffJ: I was in Buenos Aires last week and found some unknown to me reissues of Argentinian free jazz LPs from the late-60's/early-70s. It all seemed very nice expect that they were too expensive for my "taste" in that moment.
Avatar Mon. 8/4/14 12:39pm Jeff Golick:

Hey, Brian. Not ready for the man - who is?
Avatar    Mon. 8/4/14 12:42pm doca:

@JeffG/JeffJ: by "free jazz" I must say kinda fusion adventuresome jazz, one of them was Quinteplus and the other was a kinda of spoken word play together with some free music, or so the description said. Anyway, next time I'll be there I'll try to bring some of it.
  Mon. 8/4/14 12:51pm Dean:

Amen.
Avatar Mon. 8/4/14 12:54pm Jeff Golick:

@doca: we await your goodies!
  Mon. 8/4/14 12:56pm Gary at the Laundromat:

Sweet guitar
Avatar Mon. 8/4/14 1:10pm Doug Schulkind:

Back in the late '70s, I remember hearing on the car radio a track that sounded for all the world like Louis Armstrong singing "The Creator Has a Master Plan" and nearly drove into a ditch. I waited forever to hear the DJ back announce the set but he never did and, after a while, I started to think I imagined it. From that point on for several years, I used to ask about it every time I walked in a record store that looked like it had a decent jazz section.

I remember walking into J&R Music World one day in early 1983. I had just moved to NYC and I figured the whip-smart New York jazz clerks would know something about this record. I went up to a guy behind the counter and asked about the Louis song I'd heard on the radio. I will NEVER forget the look of paint-peeling contempt he shot back at me. It was as if I had asked him if Louis Armstrong had sex with ferrets. (And ferrets were still illegal in NYC at that time.)

Flash forward a few years and I'm thumbing through record bins in a vinyl shoppe in New Haven, CT, and I find a copy of a French RCA release of Armstrong's final recording session—containing the coveted song. I let out an involuntary WHOOOP that startled everyone in the place.

From that moment on, every damn time I went back to J&R I looked for that same asswipe employee, but never saw him again.
Avatar Mon. 8/4/14 1:19pm Doug Schulkind:

Right around that same time, I actually applied for a job working in the stockroom at J&R. I did not get the job. All prospective employees were forced to take a lie-detecter test, and apparently they didn't like my answers. True story.
Avatar    Mon. 8/4/14 1:21pm Brian in UK:

Doug, I had an odd experience with a ferret owner at the vets one time. Small man, large wife. Nice ferret.
Avatar    Mon. 8/4/14 1:23pm duke:

Lie Detector Guy: Did Louis Armstrong record The Creator has a Master Plan?
Doug: Yes
Lie Detector Guy: Liar. Get the hell out of here.
Avatar Mon. 8/4/14 1:27pm Doug Schulkind:

Actually, one of the questions the Lie Detector Guy asked me was "are you gay." I've always wondered if my answer in the negative came up a "lie" on the test!
Avatar    Mon. 8/4/14 1:27pm doca:

On Baldwin and jazz I only know that William Parker tune, "James Baldwin to the rescue". Great stuff.
  Mon. 8/4/14 1:28pm Jeff J:

@doca - That Parker tune just missed the cut. Last minute omission.
Avatar Mon. 8/4/14 1:30pm Jeff Golick:

@Doug: I'm no EEOC lawyer, but I"m pretty sure that's an illegal question.
Avatar Mon. 8/4/14 1:33pm Doug Schulkind:

I have always imagined there to be a direct connection between Archie Shepp's tune "Rufus (Swung His Face at Last to the Wind, Then His Neck Snapped)" and the character Rufus in James Baldwin's "Another Country" who jumps to his death off the George Washington Bridge.
Avatar    Mon. 8/4/14 1:33pm doca:

@Jeff J: It's an 18-minute track, I understand that. And besides, I'm pleased to hear Baldwin-related tracks that I didn't heard before or didn't know that were related to him.
Avatar Mon. 8/4/14 1:34pm Jeff Golick:

@Doug: YES. Here, too.
  Mon. 8/4/14 1:37pm Dean:

@Doug: Clarence Thomas was an EEOC lawyer, and even he's pretty sure that was an illegal question.
Avatar Mon. 8/4/14 1:38pm Jeff Golick:

Contemporary (1972) NYT review of Baldwin's collection No Name in the Street: www.nytimes.com...
Avatar Mon. 8/4/14 1:38pm Doug Schulkind:

@Dean
Clarence Thomas can go fuck a ferret.
  Mon. 8/4/14 1:40pm Dean:

Took the words right out of my, uh, mouth.
Avatar    Mon. 8/4/14 1:41pm listener james from westwood:

Doug, you get those types of asswipes in the comic-shop and boardgaming/roleplaying-game worlds, too, often enough for me to no longer visit shops for those sort of things. And they're usually even worse that way with women customers, which is a whole other anti–Comic Book Guy rant. Fuck that noise; Amazon, baby. (Or CD Baby, baby.)
And holy shit with that "are you gay?" question on the text. Were they screening candidate for the fuckin' CIA?!
Avatar    Mon. 8/4/14 1:50pm duke:

Maybe the lie detector guy wanted a date
Avatar Mon. 8/4/14 1:51pm Doug Schulkind:

@duke
I love that thought. Allows me to think back on that crazy episode in a whole different and more humane way. Thank you.
Avatar Mon. 8/4/14 2:01pm Jeff Golick:

Next up on Merv: Doris Day!
Avatar Mon. 8/4/14 2:03pm Doug Schulkind:

Doris Day's version of "The Creator Has a Master Plan" is not to be underestimated.
Avatar    Mon. 8/4/14 2:32pm duke:

Personally I prefer the Spike Jones version.
Avatar Mon. 8/4/14 2:36pm Dervish:

One. Of. My. Favorite. Records. !.
Avatar Mon. 8/4/14 2:39pm Jeff Golick:

Hey, Dervish. Was hard to pick just one cut!
Avatar Mon. 8/4/14 2:40pm Jeff Golick:

Sonny Simmons turns 81 today.
Avatar    Mon. 8/4/14 2:44pm listener james from westwood:

Sonny deserves a big-ass cake for this cut alone. Sweet stuff!
Avatar Mon. 8/4/14 2:46pm Doug Schulkind:

To think this great artist was essentially living on the streets (Washington Square Park, in San Francisco) for the better part of a decade. Go fuck a ferret, America!
Avatar    Mon. 8/4/14 2:52pm fred:

@Doug: What makes you think the sex would be consensual? Why the hate for ferrets?
Avatar Mon. 8/4/14 2:54pm Doug Schulkind:

Now I feel awful.
Avatar    Mon. 8/4/14 3:00pm duke:

Thanks Jeffs and Doug - great show as always
Avatar Mon. 8/4/14 3:01pm Jeff Golick:

Thanks as always, sir duke!
Avatar    Mon. 8/4/14 3:01pm fred:

What duke said!
Avatar    Mon. 8/4/14 3:03pm listener james from westwood:

Thanks most kindly, Jeff & Jeff!
Avatar Mon. 8/4/14 3:07pm Jeff Golick:

Glad you could make it, and thanks to you, @fred and @listener james!
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