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Playlist for 14 July 2016 Options | The old country

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Kahnawake Mohawk bridge ironworkers, c. 1910

Artist Song Album Label Approx. start time
Kaada  A Day and a Night and a Day   Options Junkyard Nostalgias  Kaada Recordings   
Fanfare Ciocarlia  Crayfish Hora   Options Onwards to Mars!  Asphalt Tango  0:04:19 ()
Desi Arnaz and His Orchestra  Quizas, Quizas, Quizas (Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps)   Options Babalu  RCA  0:07:16 ()
Satanicpornocultshop  Comment Te Dire Adieu   Options Arkhaiomelisidonophunikheratos  Some Bizarre  0:10:05 ()
Maximum Joy  Building Bridges   Options Unlimited (1979-1983)  Crippled Dick Hot Wax  0:12:45 ()
Creedence Clearwater Revival  Don't Look Now (It Ain't You or Me)   Options Willy and the Poorboys  Fantasy  0:16:48 ()
Alexander Fedoriouk & Ensemble Harmonia  Geamparalele Tsambalul   Options Balkans Without Borders (various artists)  Omnium/ZoetekRadio  0:18:51 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Pierre Bastien 
Odovinil   Options Musiques Paralloïdres  Lowlands  0:20:58 ()
C-Mon & Kypski  Cravings Of A Solemn Soul   Options Static Traveller  Supertracks  0:27:09 ()
Vladimir Vissotski  Les Cabans Noirs   Options Le Vol Arrete  Le Chant du Monde  0:31:33 ()
The Turtles  Rugs of Woods and Flowers   Options Happy Together  White Whale  0:35:00 ()
Basha Slavinska  Chopin Waltz, C sharp minor, Op. 64 No. 2   Options YouTube video    0:37:52 ()
Paula Tsui  Life Is Full of Hope   Options bootleg greatest hits cassette    0:41:22 ()
Tara King  L'enquête   Options Vol. 1 (various artists)  La Souterraine  0:44:12 ()
Mel Brooks  Hope for the Best, Expect the Worst (from The Twelve Chairs)   Options Mel Brooks' Greatest Hits  Asylum  0:47:36 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Jon Hassell/Brian Eno 
Griot (Over "Contagious Magic")   Options Fourth World Vol. 1: Possible Musics  EG  0:50:22 ()
France Gall  J'entends cette musique   Options Lounge Legends  Polydor  0:54:13 ()
The Klezmorim  Mayn Rue Plats (My Resting Place)   Options Streets of Gold  Arhoolie  0:56:35 ()
Guy Boyer  Chopin Waltz, C sharp minor, Op. 64 No. 2   Options Chopin New Time  Epic  0:59:40 ()
Raymond Scott  The Penguin   Options Reckless Nights & Turkish Twilights  Columbia/Legacy  1:02:42 ()
Joe Maneri  Paniots Nine   Options Paniots Nine  Avant  1:05:21 ()
Tom Recchion  Out of the Dunes   Options Chaotica  Birdman  1:08:40 ()
Gabriel Brown  I'm Gonna Take It Easy   Options Folk Music in America, Vol. 7: Songs of Complaint & Protest  Library of Congress  1:12:30 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Tom Recchion 
Cara Mia   Options Chaotica  Birdman  1:15:26 ()
Ikue Asazaki  Obokuri-Eemui   Options Utabautayun  Universal  1:21:04 ()
Was Not Was, with Mel Torme  Zaz Turned Blue   Options Mel Torme Collection  Rhino/WEA  1:26:20 ()
Tara Fuki, featuring Dorota Barova  Čekání   Options Feat.  Indies Scope  1:30:47 ()
Tatyana Ryzhkova  Chopin Waltz, C sharp minor, Op. 64 No. 2   Options Expressions  Aktiv Sound Studio  1:36:05 ()
Svang  Karelia-Suite - Alla Marcia   Options Plays Sibelius  Jumituotanto  1:39:57 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
DJ Olive 
Funky Cortado   Options Bodega  The Agriculture  1:44:09 ()
Pina y Sus Estrellas  Los Extranos   Options Back to Peru (various artists)  Vampi Soul  1:48:03 ()
Mellow  Rivolizione Sessantanove   Options CQ (soundtrack)  Emperor Norton  1:50:31 ()
Natino  Mafia Leggi D Onuri   Options La Musica della Mafia: Il Canto di Malavita (various artists)  Pias  1:52:42 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Cliburn/Ashkenazy/Slavinska/Boyer 
Chopin Waltz, C sharp minor, Op. 64 No. 2 X 4   Options      


Mohawk children from the Little Caughnawaga neighborhood visit Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. (info)


Listener comments!

Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 10:54am Gary:

Looking forward to this one!
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 10:58am Charlie:

Hi Gary! Me too :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/14/16 11:34am doctorjazz:

Interesting picture, also looking forward to the show.
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 11:54am Charlie:

Hey now, doctorjazz
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 11:57am βrian:

Parting the diaphanous curtains ...
Good afternoon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/14/16 11:57am Michael:

Howdy all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/14/16 11:58am annie:

good morning! i got the memo
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/14/16 11:58am listener james from westwood:

Good Thursday, Charlie and all!
Avatar    Thu. 7/14/16 11:59am Snortley:

Classic 1949 story on Mohawk ironworkers:
www.columbia.edu...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/14/16 12:00pm annie:

re: the photo, come to think of it, most modern cvilization was built on slave labor
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/14/16 12:00pm bobdoesthings:

hello!
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 12:01pm Charlie:

wilkommen ßrian, Michael, annie, James, Snortley, bobdoesthings!
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 12:02pm βrian:

Bon 14 Juillet !
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/14/16 12:02pm Carmichael:

I'm on the right hand rail, third from the top.
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 12:03pm Charlie:

thanks for the link, Snortley
thanks for your service, Carmichael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/14/16 12:06pm Uncle Michael:

Crayfish are traif! No hora!
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 12:06pm βrian:

The best things in life are traif.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/14/16 12:08pm Uncle Michael:

True that.
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 12:08pm Charlie:

Uncle Michael! -- maybe they're stamping on the crayfish.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/14/16 12:09pm Artie Haywire:

We could really use a new bridge or two.
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 12:09pm Charlie:

Hello Artie -- yes, infrastructure is crumbling all around.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/14/16 12:11pm bobdoesthings:

ah.. who is this sampled french lady? I know I know it... haha.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/14/16 12:11pm sphere:

hello Charlie and my fellow Noughts. :)
  Thu. 7/14/16 12:11pm gary mitchell:

great version, Charlie
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 12:12pm βrian:

I've got a hankering for Coquilles St Jacques ...
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 12:12pm Charlie:

hello sphere!
hey there, Gary!
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 12:12pm Gary:

@bobdoesthings Francois Hardy
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/14/16 12:13pm bobdoesthings:

@gary- ah duh, the obvious.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/14/16 12:13pm sphere:

Charlie, I think you were the first FMU DJ that I listened to regularly back in grad school (2000).
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 12:13pm βrian:

Françoise Hardy.
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 12:13pm Charlie:

History of "Comment te dire adieu" here: en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 12:14pm Gary:

Ha, sorry bob; thought you were askin
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 12:15pm βrian:

@sphere: Was there an earlier version of this show called Busy Procrastinating?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/14/16 12:16pm bobdoesthings:

@gary - I was! I just meant it ..like "duh, Why didn't I recognize." thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/14/16 12:17pm sphere:

@βrian - that was the beta show before WFMU hired the marketing agency.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/14/16 12:19pm coelacanth:

greetings Charlie and all
  Thu. 7/14/16 12:20pm Listening Out There:

Hammered dulcimerists on amphetamines. Just another day...
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 12:22pm ndbob:

afternoon Charlie and everyone!
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 12:22pm Gary:

Love this Pierre Bastien you talkin over
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 12:23pm βrian:

Moving from New York to NYC. It's hard to convey how much of a schlep that really is.
  Thu. 7/14/16 12:29pm j-bklyn:

hi...loving the show!
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 12:29pm Charlie:

hey there, coelacanth, Listening Out There, ndbob -- thanks for joining in today, you crazy kids :)
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 12:30pm Charlie:

welcome, j-bklyn, thansk! glad you're diggin'
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/14/16 12:31pm Parq:

Hi, Charlie and nothingers. Funny to hear C. talking about Polish workers. I am busy doing something, packing and planning for a month in Poland that begins next Tuesday. As I have mentioned elsewhere, Mrs. Parq is taking a teaching post at the Univ. of Lower Silesia in Wroclaw. (Feel free to look it up.) We will spend a week in Warsaw, and then I will spend three weeks in Wroclaw (Mrs. P will be there for four.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/14/16 12:32pm Parq:

Got to go to work, but will be back for the second half of the show.
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 12:32pm βrian:

@Parq: Things are looking rather dark over yonder, no?
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 12:33pm Charlie:

Sounds good, Parq
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 12:33pm βrian:

Politically, I mean. Maybe you could take The Donald along.
  Thu. 7/14/16 12:38pm Listening Out There:

Rock it, Basha...
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 12:40pm βrian:

That ain't Polka, yo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/14/16 12:41pm sphere:

Parisian-style accordion is wonderful.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/14/16 12:42pm annie:

i love the scene in Casablanca with the singing of the marseilles(sp)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/14/16 12:43pm mauri:

hip hey
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/14/16 12:44pm doctorjazz:

Too busy to stay in the comment section, but really loving the music!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/14/16 12:47pm listener james from westwood:

This King feels pleasantly Broadcast-y. Or vice versa. Either way.
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 12:49pm βrian:

"Open your door to a good day. And prepare for a bad one."
  Thu. 7/14/16 12:49pm gary mitchell:

It's Good to Be the King.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/14/16 12:50pm listener james from westwood:

Our greatest kosher ham.
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 12:55pm Charlie:

love that one, Gary!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/14/16 12:56pm coelacanth:

sweet...France's beautiful voice set to one of my favorite adagios.
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 12:56pm ndbob:

Heya Garryyy!
  Thu. 7/14/16 12:56pm jan:

present for your broadcast
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/14/16 12:57pm annie:

do you have any Frehel lined up?
  Thu. 7/14/16 12:57pm gary mitchell:

ahoy bob (& vlada)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/14/16 12:58pm coelacanth:

i need to relearn to be prepared for a good day.
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 12:58pm Charlie:

many translations of the lyrics of Mayn Rue Plats online. here's one: allthingswordy.blogspot.com...
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 12:59pm Charlie:

Hey there, Jan!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/14/16 1:00pm coelacanth:

that Klezmorim reminded me of "feeling good" by Nina S.
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 1:01pm Charlie:

yeah, i hear that, coelacanth
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/14/16 1:02pm Webhamster Henry:

I like this 5/4 section
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 1:03pm βrian:

Great Scott!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/14/16 1:03pm doctorjazz:

Raymond Scott conjures up that early 20th Century time.
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 1:04pm Charlie:

Hi, Henry! -- Yes, it's totally unexpected at first :)
  Thu. 7/14/16 1:05pm gary mitchell:

gloriously wiggy
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 1:06pm Charlie:

indeed
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/14/16 1:07pm Parq:

βrian, if you're still here -- yes, we are all too aware of the shifting political winds over there. We are crossing our fingers and planning to be *very* careful about what we say.
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 1:10pm βrian:

@Parq: Keep us posted. I'm really curious.
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 1:12pm βrian:

Tying to break Charlie's spell and yield to the siren call of the kofta cart ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/14/16 1:13pm coelacanth:

i had to figure out where i knew "the penguin" from, because i didn't think i'd ever heard the whole thing.
soul coughing sampled it in "disseminated".
i'm glad i finally heard it all.
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 1:14pm Charlie:

ßrian -- sustenance is necessary. The kofta cart is why there are archives.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/14/16 1:21pm Parq:

I love that Soul Coughing track -- the transition from Raymond Scott's fluttering instrumental to 'Bastian Steinberg's roaring bull fiddle is just gorgeous.
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 1:22pm Gary:

Great voice on this woman
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 1:24pm Charlie:

Parq -- agreed
Gary -- haunting, yes.
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 1:24pm geezerette:

Hey Charlie and busy people!
What a playlist! I'll catch up with the start later on.
@Gary: Agree,soulful. Pretty piano too.
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 1:25pm Sarah N:

Hello all. We're listening not chatting....except to say this is STUNNING!
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 1:26pm Charlie:

Hey there geezerette !
Sarah N -- worth breaking chat silence for, isn't it?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/14/16 1:27pm Michael:

Ha!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/14/16 1:27pm Webhamster Henry:

I sing Zaz Turned Blue a lot.
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 1:27pm geezerette:

Elegant transition.
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 1:27pm Sarah N:

Ab-so-loooootalee. Thanks for a lovely show Charlie-pops.
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 1:28pm Charlie:

Michael -- here it is :)
Henry -- me too -- it would be a good song to croon with the Hoof 'n' Mouth...
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 1:28pm Sarah N:

I thought this was William Shatner at first, tee hee.
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 1:28pm Peter N:

OK...fair eniough...I'll break silence too. That Ikue Asazaki was amazing. I bet Gary was wetting himself!
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 1:30pm Gary:

Peter! Pretty much, yes
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/14/16 1:30pm doctorjazz:

I've gotten to like Mel Torme over the years (maybe because I'm getting old...), Jonathan Schwartz convinced me he's a fine singer.
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 1:30pm geezerette:

It's like William Shatner if Shatner could sing. :D
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/14/16 1:31pm coelacanth:

i must return to the humidity and earn some money. Thanks Charlie. 'most Excellent.
tchau peeps
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/14/16 1:31pm Jeff:

I've got a soft spot for the ol' Velvet Fog.

And I did find it charming that he agreed to do Zaz.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/14/16 1:31pm Parq:

Mel Torme is like William Shatner if Shatner could sing. Uh, ok, I think I have to sit down. Oh wait, I am sitting down.
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 1:31pm geezerette:

See ya coel.
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 1:32pm Peter N:

Charlie played Shatner's version of 'Common People' a few months ago. The definitive version, I reckon.
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 1:34pm Charlie:

Howdy, Jeff. It's easy to get wrapped up in the velvet fog.
He can really wrap himself around a song, but sometimes he can get a little self-indulgent. Really works on Zaz.
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 1:34pm Sarah N:

Fair comment geezerette! Mel sings even better than the Shat...is how I'd put it :D
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/14/16 1:36pm doctorjazz:

The Shatner "Common People" is just great, definitive to me!
  Thu. 7/14/16 1:37pm Listening Out There:

"little self-indulgent" = Understatement!
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 1:37pm Sarah N:

Does that make the Shat The Velvet Frog?
  Thu. 7/14/16 1:38pm Listening Out There:

Shat The Velvet Frog is an intestinal disorder...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/14/16 1:38pm Parq:

Speaking of "Common People" ...

www.the-isb.com...
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 1:39pm geezerette:

gorgeous performance.
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 1:40pm Charlie:

Next up, a track from an album recommended to me by Peter -- thanks, Peter!
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 1:40pm Peter N:

Go Svang!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/14/16 1:41pm annie:

i'm scrolling thorugh a pdf of the wonderful journal of Susan Cooper, daughter of JFenimore, her journal entitled "Rural Hours". this music fits it so well.
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 1:42pm Charlie:

This album is amazing -- Finnish harmonica quartet
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 1:43pm ndbob:

it is great Charlie!
Avatar    Thu. 7/14/16 1:45pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Hey Charlie and all. Dis da place to get blown away by multiple harmonicas
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 1:45pm Sarah N:

oh you ...Listening Out There.....hahahahah....love it!
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 1:45pm Peter N:

I was laid up all last week. I shat the velvet frog.
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 1:52pm Charlie:

Parq -- that Archie / common people sendup is great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/14/16 1:56pm doctorjazz:

I lost my harmonica, Albert!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/14/16 1:58pm doctorjazz:

GREAT SHOW!
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 1:58pm ndbob:

excellent show Charlie!
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 1:58pm βrian:

I lost my Prince, Albert.
or is it
I lost my Prince Albert.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/14/16 1:59pm Parq:

Do widzenia, everybody Do zobaczenia wkrótce.
  Thu. 7/14/16 1:59pm Listening Out There:

Thanks again, Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/14/16 1:59pm Michael:

Thanks for the wonderful show Charlie!
Avatar Thu. 7/14/16 2:01pm Charlie:

Thanks everyone!
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