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Options February 6, 2021:
Mixed Bag, Myanmar

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
The Naledi Boys  Gerty's Joint   Options Sax and Accordion Jive Hits          0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
The Movers  Sankie's Mood   Options Single  City Special        0:03:35 (Pop‑up)
Quintron and Miss Pussycat  Block the Comet   Options Goblin Alert        *    
Olinga Gaston  Ngon Engap   Options Various Artists: Pop Makossa - The Invasive Dance Beat of Cameroon 1976-1984  Analog Africa        0:12:12 (Pop‑up)
Girma Bèyènè & Akalé Wubé  Feqer endè krar (Yebèqagnal)   Options Éthiopiques Volume 30: Mistakes On Purpose  Buda Musique  2016  Version of song recorded circa the 70s by Mahmoud Ahmed, Alemayehu Eshete and others I believe    0:16:32 (Pop‑up)
Los Destellos  Boogaloo Del Perro   Options Various Artists: Cumbia Beat Vol. 2  VampiSoul        0:19:48 (Pop‑up)
Lebron Brothers  Boogaloo Lebron   Options Various Artists: El Barrio: Gangsters, Latin Soul & The Birth Of Salsa 1967-75  Fania        0:23:46 (Pop‑up)
Csókolom  Elmúlik   Options Repeta          0:30:06 (Pop‑up)
Banyen Kaeosiangthong  Nuea Laeng Isan Khiao   Options Sao Nung San          0:33:48 (Pop‑up)
Jintara Poonlarp  Heartbreak at Kamchanod   Options Single  R-Siam    Massive (33 million +) YouTube hit    0:37:42 (Pop‑up)
Waiphot Phetsuphan  Lam By the Rice Fields   Options Various Artists: Classic Productions by Surin Phaksiri - Luk Thung Gems from the 1960s-80s  EM Records    Complied by Soi48    0:42:12 (Pop‑up)
Achan Num Phuthai  Sing Sam Thao, excerpt (from top of side A)   Options Sing Sam Thao Vol. 1  MD    Instrumental album for electric phin (lute) + band - he also teaches pain    0:46:24 (Pop‑up)
Kalasin - (possibly Kwanjai Kalasin Yuk Patan)  Instrumental Lam Sing   Options Various Artists: Molam Thai Country Groove v2  Sublime Frequencies        0:51:01 (Pop‑up)
Decha Nitain + Nurong Chaiphath  Lam Pra Chan Klon Muan Thi 4 Side B (excerpt)   Options Lam Pra Chan Klon Muan Thi          0:53:15 (Pop‑up)
Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band  Lam Sam Disco   Options 21st Century Molam      This northesast-Thai inspired band sprung out of a Bangkok late 00's club night    0:56:01 (Pop‑up)
Leenalchi  A Fish Map   Options Sugungga        *   0:59:34 (Pop‑up)
Ebonee Webb  Otomi-san (a/k/a Throw Down)   Options Disco Otomisan  Seven Seas  1978  Band from Memphis, TN that had success in Japan. This is a version of Otomisan (Miss Otomi), Hachiro Kasuga's 1954 enka hit in Japan.    1:02:55 (Pop‑up)
Bill Loko  Nen Lambo   Options Various Artists: Pop Makossa - The Invasive Dance Beat of Cameroon 1976-1984  Analog Africa        1:06:16 (Pop‑up)
Mbongeni Ngema  Woza My-Fohloza   Options Woza My-Fohloza    1997  I forgot this is a sneezing song!    1:19:57 (Pop‑up)
Vusi Mahlasela  Yithi masoja   Options Shebeen Queen  ATO Records      *   1:24:34 (Pop‑up)
Mohammed Alidu & The Bizung Family  Take A Look   Options Land of Fire      Bizung Family = talking drum player lineage in Northern Ghana; Mohammed's also in Playing For Change touring band  *   1:28:09 (Pop‑up)
Gabriel Omolo  Lunch Time   Options Lunch Time      From Zimbabwe - genre = zilizopendwa; this is considered his breakthrough hit    1:32:20 (Pop‑up)
Pedro Lima  Maguidala   Options Lionensi Sá Tindadji  Mr Bongo    From Cape Verde - new reissue of 1985 LP  *   1:37:09 (Pop‑up)
Campbell Brothers  Going Home On The Morning Train   Options Various Artists: They All Played For Us: Arhoolie Records 50th Anniversary Celebration  Arhoolie        1:46:39 (Pop‑up)
Little Walter  Rollercoaster   Options Hate To See You Go          1:53:24 (Pop‑up)
Bokoor Band  Now Comes Another Day   Options Various Artists: Various Artists - Bokoor Beats          1:56:03 (Pop‑up)
Tao Ravao & Vincent Bucher  Alahelo   Options Piment Bleu        *   1:59:26 (Pop‑up)
Sylvestre Randafiso & Jean-Baptiste Ramaronadrasana  Mahagaga   Options Madagascar: The Valiha  Playa Sound        2:03:47 (Pop‑up)
Luedji Luna  Bom Mesmo É Estar Debaixo d’Água   Options Origami      Second album by ascendant Afro-Brazilian singer from Bahia. Brasil Calling, promoting the album, says "...Luedji Luna’s intention was to mix jazz influences with African rhythms throughout the album, between Africa – more precisely in Kenya – and Brazil, with music production shared by Kenyan guitarist Kato Change and Luedji Luna herself. The sound of the album, which has an African influence but mixes diverse references, such as jazz, blues and reggae, also has to do with the formation of the band who recorded with the singer: Kenyan Kato Change (guitars), the Paulista created in Bahia and son of Congolese François Muleka (guitar), the Cuban Aniel Somellian (electric and acoustic bass), the Bahian Rudson Daniel de Salvador (percussion) and the Swede living in Bahia Sebastian Notini (percussion). “The biggest influence of this sensational multicultural meeting was on the sound, and it made perfect sense, because I’m talking about no place, not belonging, the sound could not have such a demarcated territory, it could not be Brazilian, American music, African, Bahian, it has to be world music, right? They were free to create and, within that freedom, printed the identity of each one of them,” she explains."  *   2:05:25 (Pop‑up)
Djely Tapa  Pachagon   Options Barokan  Label 440    Mandeng Griot in Montreal    2:10:33 (Pop‑up)
Madou Sidiki Diabatè  Djeliya   Options Kora Èlectrique  Amarrass Records    Kora player from Mali championed by a great Indian indie label  *   2:13:36 (Pop‑up)
Marjo Smolander  Toivo   Options Cosmologies      Kantele wiz from Northen Karelia, Finland  *   2:17:07 (Pop‑up)
Music from Myanmar

Anonymous (for political and personal reasons, we're told)  Dhama Gita   Options Various Artists: Music of Myanmar: Buddhist Chant in the Pāli Tradition  Celestial Harmonies    Recorded in Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar April 2000; featuring he saung (ancient harp) which is regarded as a national musical instrument of Burma    2:21:02 (Pop‑up)
Hsaing Waing Ensemble, Music Director U Sen Win  Improvisation (Quartet)   Options Hsaing Waing Of Myanmar  King Records / Seven Seas        2:35:23 (Pop‑up)
May Sweet  Taung Pyone   Options Na Bann San    1994      2:37:59 (Pop‑up)
Tonte Theintan  Lover of Winter and Snow   Options Various Artists: Princess Nicotine: Folk And Pop Sounds Of Myanmar (Burma) Vol. 1  Sublime Frequencies        2:42:57 (Pop‑up)
Khemiko  My Cha Cha   Options           2:46:18 (Pop‑up)
Empty Pocket  The Green Car   Options A Letter from the Forest  Yadanar 10        2:50:24 (Pop‑up)
May Sweet  Ye Sone Mhar Lu Kyon Ma Lite Sa Dan   Options Saing Htee Saing from Heart, Vol. 2  Myanmar Songs        2:58:18 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:00pm chresti:

Hi Rob and sound paradise party!
Avatar 6:01pm Bas NL:

Hi Rob! Home bound world thinkers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:02pm SeanG:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:03pm Handy Haversack:

Hello, Rob and spanners of borders! Listening and playing cards over here.
  6:04pm Doc Rock:

Good Evening Rob and all fellow travelers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:05pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Good evening, Rob y del mundo!
  6:07pm Mr C:

Cool groove:
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:08pm radioronan:

Greetings Rob & global and local citizens of the commentboard! I hear Q..&P!
Avatar 6:14pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

GutenNoches GoodFolk !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:14pm Rob W:

Good evening everyone, thanks for staying with FMU!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:16pm mariano:

Hey Rob, Crew, folks!
  6:18pm Lolo in Brooklyn:

Hello Rob W! Happy Saturday everyone!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:33pm Megaroni:

Evening Rob and fellow lovers of TPSP:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:40pm Rob W:

Hi Megaroni and everyone!
  6:46pm Arn:

Man, this is beautiful music
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:53pm SeanG:

love this stuff
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:54pm Buffalo's Tom:

Hi all! Really enjoying tonight's show!
Avatar 6:58pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

RobW delivers !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:58pm Rob W:

Thanks B's T, SG, Arn, RR and everyone, we're about to move on but glad you enjoyed all the northeast Thai music!
  7:02pm The Butterman:

My wife was just singing Uncle Dave Macon to that Thai Disco. And Dancin.
  7:02pm headcleaner:

this band follows me everywhere I go
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:10pm chresti:

Which song, Butterman?
  7:14pm The Butterman:

Chresti, Lam Sam Disco, from the other room she thought it was uncle Dave!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:18pm IkΨ:

  7:19pm Keith the mothslayer:

Awesome set!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:20pm chresti:

Which Dave Macon song?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:21pm john_zilla:

love your show Rob W!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:22pm Rob W:

Thanks j_z, Keith, and everyone!
Avatar 7:34pm TDK60:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:36pm Rob W:

Hello TDK60!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:45pm chresti:

Avatar 7:46pm slugluv1313:

Good Evening, Rob and Skeletons and Paradise Family!
LOVING the tunes and vibes . . . got home a little over an hour ago, finally have a chance to say HELLO! happy to be here listening with you all :)

Katie and kitties too!!! had a bit of a scare with the little grey guy earlier this week (the little "runt" of the litter from the hoarder) -- he is fine, but i was so worried -- so PLEASE give your guys EXTRA cuddles for me
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:48pm chresti:

Hi slugluv!
Avatar 7:51pm slugluv1313:

hi chresti! \\// \\// \\//
  7:52pm Rowbear:

Thanks for the awesome Thai stuff - can you post a link to Jintara Poonlarp vid? I cannot find with those keywords.Is it Thao Ngoi?
Avatar 7:55pm TDK60:

Chresti, slugluv1313 \\ //
Avatar 7:57pm TDK60:

Top Little Walter cut.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:59pm PaulRobeson1920:

Sounding good Rob W!
The Pidge sent me
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:03pm Rob W:

Rowbear - yes it's at youtu.be... and then you can use the Thai version of her name to search for other tracks too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:03pm Rob W:

Good evening Slugluv, thanks and thanks to PR20 and TDK60 and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:06pm chresti:

Enjoying the show as usual, Rob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:14pm Rob W:

Thanks chresti
  8:15pm headcleaner:

nice vibe right now
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:16pm Rob W:

Thanks hc!
Avatar 8:16pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Kora so righteous.
Avatar 8:24pm slugluv1313:

so beautiful
Avatar 8:30pm slugluv1313:

TDK60!!! \\// \\//
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:31pm chresti:

I don't think Sheena's has conquered Saturday night yet.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:33pm Handy Haversack:

Hey again, everyone! Show sounding great, Rob! I couldn't chat -- was playing cards. But all done now and up $32 on the side of the angels.
  8:33pm Keith the mothslayer:

x in Portuguese is pronounced like sh in English, more or less.
Avatar 8:34pm Bas NL:

Congrats Handy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:34pm Handy Haversack:

Thanks, Bas! It took some doing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:35pm chresti:

Hi Handy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:37pm Rob W:

Thanks Keith and congrats Handy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:37pm Handy Haversack:

\\ //, chresti!
  8:38pm headcleaner:

it's helpful to remember that one of the most useful words in (European) Portuguese is "fixe", which means "cool" (the same as "legal" in BP). And it's pronounced "feesh". Just drop that word as often as you can and you'll have interesting conversations everywhere you go
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:40pm john_zilla:

hey Rob W is this track and last myanmar music? checking your playlist
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:41pm Rob W:

Yes that's correct j_z.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:42pm john_zilla:

that's amazing
  8:44pm headcleaner:

I love the way wfmu.org has just enough tech to do cool and useful things, like blend in header breaks into playlists in real time. And none of that awful and useless tech (for tracking and ad-bombing) that 99% of the rest of the web spends 100x of its resources on
Avatar 8:45pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

@Handy : I fiddled with your avatar since it's not centered when squared off ... :
Copy it if you like it !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:46pm Handy Haversack:

Wow, Rev Rab! That is really nice of you. I am going to make the change!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:48pm Handy Haversack:

"Look at me now, Dad!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:50pm Handy Haversack:

(We've exchanged their regular Handy Haversack for one where you can really see the giant toad eating a dude. Let's see if anyone notices.)
  8:51pm upstatesean:

Whatup Rob, everyone
Avatar 8:51pm slugluv1313:

hiya Handy!
yup, BIG GULP TOAD! :)
Avatar 8:51pm Bas NL:

Looks good Handy!
Avatar 8:52pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

@John_zilla: Yours too ! :
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:52pm Handy Haversack:

Thanks, Bas, slugluv!
  8:54pm winston legthigh:

dig the music rob w! hello handy, slugluv1313, chresti! still trying to decipher the planetwatcher diagram @rev rabbit :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:55pm john_zilla:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:55pm Handy Haversack:


Good gravy, look at the time. Thanks, Rob! Really enjoyed it.

Be well, spanners!
Avatar 8:57pm Bas NL:

We've received a nice coat of snow here! First of the year.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Lookin' good, Handy! Thanks, Rob and skeleton world.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:58pm spodiodi:

thanks, Rob!
was able to enjoy the last hour. nice show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:58pm radioronan:

Thanks Rob..thanks skeletons..stay and be well all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:58pm chresti:

Thanks Rob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:58pm mariano:

Thank you Rob and Crew!
Avatar 8:58pm Bas NL:

Thanks Rob! Great show!
Avatar 8:58pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

@winston : Well - maybe not the best if your interest is just astronomical skywatching
...but if you wanna read astrological charts - I wrote this :
TY Rob W !!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:58pm chresti:

The fastest station id in the east.
Avatar 8:58pm Bas NL:

Thanks Darren!
Avatar 8:59pm slugluv1313:

wonderful show, Rob (as always!) -- thanks so much!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:59pm Rob W:

Thanks slug luv and everyone, take care!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:59pm Handy Haversack:

Pro-level legal ID right there.

Thanks, Ken!

Hoping most of you are continuing on for one more party stop ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:00pm john_zilla:

thank you Rob W!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:00pm chresti:

See you Handy!
  9:01pm szourdo:

those pop songs (cha cha and the following) were so weird. last one really ripped tjough. thanks DJ
  9:06pm Alexandra:

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