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Postwar atmospherica. High bop modernism and Afro-Latin sounds, twilight exotica and soundtrack moods, soul stompers and weepers, hypnotic R&B and blues, mystical '60s pop, lonely country, lonelier rock 'n' roll, instrumental weirdness, electronic creaking. Bringing worlds beyond into the worlds at hand.

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Options April 13, 2017

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Carmen  Isle of Love   Options 7" 45   
Benny Banta  Island in the Sky   Options 7" 45  0:02:58 ()
The White Family  King Jesus is Listening   Options 7" 45  0:04:19 ()
Billy Ward & His Dominoes  I Am With You   Options Blues & Rhythm Classics 1950-1953  0:06:24 ()
The Charades  Flamingo   Options 7" 45  0:09:57 ()
John Scott Orchestra & Chorus  Discotheque   Options 7" 45  0:12:39 ()
Moggi  News   Options News! News! News!  0:14:57 ()
Gianni Ferrio  La Morte Accarezza a Mezzanott   Options La Morte Accarezza A Mezzanotte  0:18:44 ()
The Free Design  Dorian Benediction   Options Heaven/Earth  0:24:15 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
 
welcome to the club     0:28:31 ()
The Barrier Brothers  When I Cast On the Other Side   Options The Barrier Brothers' Gospel Album  0:36:02 ()
Al Jones and the Spruce Mountain Boys  Reaching For the Sun   Options 7" 45  0:37:47 ()
The Michael Brown Group  Wildwind Rose   Options 7" 45  0:40:43 ()
The Real Thing  Love Song   Options   0:44:00 ()
Bobby Burnett  By the Dunes   Options 7" 45  0:49:11 ()
The New York Jazz Quartet  Trade Winds   Options New York Jazz Quartet Goes Native  0:51:33 ()
Anthony Ortega  Strolling Through the Casbah   Options A Man and His Horns  0:54:32 ()
Jeri Southern  What's My Name   Options Jeri Gently Jumps  0:58:35 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
 
the wide open     1:01:06 ()
Erik Andresen Quartet  Cordon Bleu   Options On The Spot: A Peek At The 1960s Nordic Jazz Scene  1:08:48 ()
Octons  Tokyo Blues   Options Nicola Conte Presents Viagem 3  1:12:37 ()
Fred Johnson  A Child Runs Free   Options Live At B.B. Joe's  1:16:25 ()
Ocho  Descarga con Bajo   Options Ocho II  1:20:26 ()
Eddie Palmieri  My Spiritual Indian   Options 7" 45  1:24:04 ()
Pucho and the Latin Soul Brothers  You Are My Sunshine   Options 7" 45  1:27:59 ()
Arsenio Rodriguez Y Su Conjunto  Mambo En La Cueva   Options 7" 45  1:30:05 ()
Ronny Douglas and the Ascots  Wopacha   Options 7" 45  1:32:42 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
 
the jungle speaks     1:34:32 ()
Tarheel Slim & Little Ann  Can't Stay Away - Part 1   Options 7" 45  1:41:34 ()
Johnita & Joyce Collins  People Are Fighting   Options 7" 45  1:43:36 ()
Roscoe Shelton  I Was Wrong, Played With Love   Options 7" 45  1:47:01 ()
Sue Allen and Oscar Black  Don't Leave Me to Cry   Options 7" 45  1:49:21 ()
Gene Ammons  Goodbye   Options Early Visions Disc 2  1:51:27 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
 
isle of somewhere     1:58:58 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 10:01pm Little Danny:

Greetings everybody! You're in the right place
Avatar Thu. 4/13/17 10:02pm Flash Strap:

cool em off and heat em back up again Danny!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 10:04pm Little Danny:

I'm gonna try! Also, another superb Explorers' Room
  Thu. 4/13/17 10:06pm Lore:

This White Family is mighty fine, thanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 10:08pm Little Danny:

Thanks Adam, and hello! Yep, it's a real obscurity.

p.s. I was outbid today on Nathan Abshire's "Pine Grove Blues" 78.

Not a very interesting story I'm afraid
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/13/17 10:11pm melinda:

hi folks
  Thu. 4/13/17 10:11pm Lore:

That 78 was pretty rinked anyhow, wasn't it? Your day will come. I need to upgrade too. Oklahoma Tornado pressings, so unpredictable.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 10:12pm Little Danny:

Melinda! Hello, and welcome to the island!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 10:12pm Little Danny:

@Lore, it was not in great condition, no
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/13/17 10:13pm JtotheK:

good evening everyone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 10:14pm Little Danny:

Jason! Nice to have the real-time you this evening!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 10:22pm Little Danny:

What sort of mood (vis a vis music) are y'all craving this evening? I can head in different directions. DJ at your service
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/13/17 10:24pm melinda:

Mellow
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/13/17 10:24pm JtotheK:

have any popcorn you feel like spinning?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/13/17 10:25pm melinda:

Nice Free Design
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 10:25pm Little Danny:

@J2tK I'll root around for some!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 10:26pm Little Danny:

@melinda This may be my very favorite by them. I have been listening to their first few albums quite a bit recently.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 10:30pm coelacanth∅:

hi Danny and sparklers (...?)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 10:37pm Little Danny:

My ancient fish friend, hello! Sparkle, shimmer, flicker: I can do it all
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 10:55pm Little Danny:

I have come to love the accordion in all contexts, including jazz. Took me a while tho
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/13/17 10:58pm JtotheK:

i'd be interested in learning about (and listening to) accordion jazz.
  Thu. 4/13/17 10:59pm Dean:

Been meaning to get down to Encinitas to hear Ortega.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 10:59pm Little Danny:

J2tK: Art Van Damme's LPs are great (if a bit cocktail-y) and cheap. Also check out John Plonsky's Cool Man Cool LP
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 11:00pm Little Danny:

@Dean: I'm so glad to hear he's still playing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/13/17 11:00pm JtotheK:

thanks Dan, i'll add to list of stuff to check out!
  Thu. 4/13/17 11:03pm Dean:

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/music/sd-et-music-anthony-ortega-20161115-story.html
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 11:05pm coelacanth∅:

i may've liked the accordion in exceptional cases in many styles of music, (not polka!) - but i especially like it in good flamenco; and in Yann Tiersen's (?) soundtrack to amalie - at least...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/13/17 11:08pm melinda:

That Barrier Brothers number was great. Sometimes I forget how wonderful banjo can sound. I used to listen to more bluegrass.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/13/17 11:09pm melinda:

@coelecanth that might be my favorite context for accordion as well.
Avatar Thu. 4/13/17 11:10pm Doug Schulkind:

Sacre bleu! Good evening fellow flameurs!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 11:10pm coelacanth∅:

mm, i love the banjo as well - maybe in all contexts.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 11:11pm Little Danny:

I totally agree Melinda. Much bluegrass starts sounding pretty same-y quickly. But the best stuff - the high, lonesome sound - is transcendent
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/13/17 11:12pm melinda:

I think I like most banjo contexts, too, with the exception of Shakey's-style. I forget what it's really called.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 11:13pm Little Danny:

Doug! Always so honored to have you here. I know your time is rigorously scheduled over the next 12 hours or so
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 11:14pm coelacanth∅:

i'm not familiar with shakey... but i especially like when it is picked, but not a speed contest. (ie some Neil Young or Gillian Welsh...)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/13/17 11:16pm melinda:

Shakey's was a themed pizza chain, my memory is fuzzy but I think dorky music was involved.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 11:16pm coelacanth∅:

[or "i believe" on r.e.m.'s album "life's rich pageant"]
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 11:20pm coelacanth∅:

hey, i just realised that song, "i believe", has both banjo AND accordion.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/13/17 11:21pm melinda:

'night everyone. Time to turn in.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 11:23pm Little Danny:

Ha, I thought you were talkin' about Neil Young re: "Shakey." A themed pizza chain is way funnier
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 11:23pm coelacanth∅:

g'night melinda
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 11:23pm Little Danny:

And goodnight! I'm not taking you out on a very mellow musical note it seems
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/13/17 11:24pm melinda:

that's ok!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 11:29pm coelacanth∅:

LD i was thinking of "for the turnstiles" by N Young; though i know he did other good songs early on with a slow-picked banjo.
{were we talking about Neil Young recently?}
- i never heard of that pizza chain!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/13/17 11:30pm JtotheK:

there was a shakey's around here ... a few decades ago. i remember it being buffet style...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 11:31pm Little Danny:

We were indeed! I've been wading thru some of the favorites from the Neil Young discussion. Still coming to terms with his vast discography in general
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 11:32pm Little Danny:

OMG buffet-style pizza. Been there. In Texas it's CiCi's
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 11:33pm coelacanth∅:

buffet-style? ...are you yankin' my pizza chain?!
  Thu. 4/13/17 11:35pm MrFab:

Shakey's is cardboard crap pizza,yet theyve been in business for ages and are inexplicably still around. Pizza parlors used to have this old-timey Dixieland theme, e.g. Straw Hat Pizza. Which is odd since pizza didn't become popular tll after Italian immigration started having an impact. Pretty sure Satchmo and Kid Ory weren't munching on pepperoni pies back in the day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 11:36pm coelacanth∅:

okay. i just want to say then - explore his 80s catalogue at your own risk. you've been warned!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/13/17 11:38pm JtotheK:

internet research found this about shakey's: Shakey personally played dixieland jazz piano to entertain patrons and hired the original members of the Silver Dollar Jazz Band for $10 per person plus all the beer and pizza they wanted—he soon realized it was cheaper to pay the musicians scale—this brought the music of Lu Watters to the Sacramento area and caused a local sensation. Jazz historian K. O. Eckland gives this band the credit for the jazz revival in Sacramento ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/13/17 11:40pm JtotheK:

@Little Danny - future themed show idea -- jazz artists that crossed over to the pizza parlor scene...
Avatar Thu. 4/13/17 11:41pm Dano59:

can't believe how late in the game it is. just got in from a DJ night at a bowling alley. it's always good to be here anyway, anticipating the full archived schmeer.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 11:42pm Little Danny:

This pizza chain discussion pleases me greatly
Avatar Thu. 4/13/17 11:43pm Dano59:

Danny - I will go against all the doubters and say dive right into Neil's 80s genre-hopping work with relish, and in order. I got into him big in 1980. A great time to be alive and following him in real time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 11:43pm Little Danny:

Hi Dano59, how did the gig go? It sounds amazing - you had me at bowling alley
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 11:44pm Little Danny:

Oh man Jason, that's one of those challenges that I love to take head on
Avatar Thu. 4/13/17 11:45pm Dano59:

playing live music or DJing there is a total blast. You can get away with a lot, and these guys did tonight. Crew from the local vinyl store, 30 minute sets, 3 hours total. ev from EDM to Petula Clark.
I do a full 3 hours next week. So I'll get here even later!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 11:45pm Little Danny:

Fact: I have only one pizza-related MP3 in my library. Roosevelt Grier's "Pizza Pie Man"
Avatar Thu. 4/13/17 11:46pm Dano59:

oh you must have 'That's Amore' somewhere...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/13/17 11:47pm JtotheK:

I don't know that Roosevelt Grier track...but now feel like I must get familiar. (And add that to the Grier 45 want list, along with "In My Tenement".)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 11:48pm Little Danny:

Oy, even I can't hang with "That's Amore"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 11:48pm Little Danny:

It's really good Jason! Tho now I need to look up "In My Tenement."
Avatar Thu. 4/13/17 11:48pm Dano59:

Dean Martin was Dad's fave and a cultural imperative in our house. and Chubby Checker. Mom liked Roger Whittaker.
  Thu. 4/13/17 11:49pm MrFab:

Lois Prima "Angelina" is great pizza-core.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/13/17 11:50pm JtotheK:

Pizza-Core. Perfect!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/13/17 11:52pm JtotheK:

@Dan - the other really great "In My Tenement" is by Jackie Shane on Sue. I found that 45 in a 50-cent bin because it was cracked - but it played! I even got to play it out a few times...and then the crack started to make me nervous for the needles. The 45 in recent years has seemed to go up in value, don't think I'll be finding again in the cheapie bins anytime soon...
Avatar Thu. 4/13/17 11:53pm Dano59:

Banjo trivia - Graham Parker did a reggae-ish B-side instrumental featuring banjo. 'No More Excuses (version)'
Avatar Thu. 4/13/17 11:54pm Dano59:

Now I need to go find the Neil Young discussion. A previous playlist/comments?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 11:54pm Little Danny:

@Dano59: astounding re: Graham Parker
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 11:55pm Little Danny:

Yeah, Dano, it was last week or the week before when I played Buffalo Springfield
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 11:55pm Little Danny:

Thanks for the tips Jason, I have some work to do
Avatar Thu. 4/13/17 11:56pm Dano59:

it's a curio for sure. But still very much the GP/Rumour sound.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/13/17 11:56pm coelacanth∅:

haha, my warning isn't based on my own opinion, but the general consensus; though the 80s did spawn his worst albums, it also had some very good, if not excellent songs.
i just thought someone who's just being exposed to Neil Young should start with the small mountain of Extraordinary material of the first decade or so of his career.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/13/17 11:58pm JtotheK:

enjoyed the show Dan -- thanks for the tunes!
Avatar Fri. 4/14/17 12:02am Dano59:

Coel -- yes it was atypical enough to get sued over by Geffen, but as Neil said, 'that was better than a Grammy'.
I actually think Hawks is a lot like Star'n'Bars; Re-Ac-Tor is the most stupid fun rock n roll record in existence; Everybody's Rockin' is charming;etc. etc. Old Ways is beautifully recorded (digitally - a first back in '85)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 4/14/17 12:02am coelacanth∅:

Thanks Danny! have a great week!

tchau, camaradas
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 4/14/17 12:03am coelacanth∅:

Dano, i do not agree on all points! -but re-ac-tor was pretty damn good, and trans gets dissed way too much
Avatar Fri. 4/14/17 12:07am Dano59:

Trans has some great non-techno content too. I've played a lot of Neil songs (leaning to the mostly obscure) with other obsessive Neil fans and the MOST fun one to play in an ensemble is Surfer Joe & Moe the Sleaze!
Thanks for commiserating - see y'all late next Thu
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 4/14/17 12:20am Little Danny:

Thanks Dano & Coel!
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