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This is where all of culture and all of time are collapsed into one seductive portal and viewed through the panoramic lens of the exotic. Come and embark on an armchair-travel virtual-voyage to the heart of timeless darkness and beyond; embrace the numinous monolith of the exotic immensity. Let us find that place where hybridization meets its destiny as pure fantasy. Let us become observers observing those others who are ourselves. You wear your mask and I'll wear mine.

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Favoriting June 2, 2016: Bananasmania & Black Grass: Exotic Themes in Disco and Dance Music

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Artist Track Album Year Comments
  Intro        
Lalo Schifrin  Quiet Village   Favoriting Black Widow  1976  Wr. by Les Baxter, of course 
Patrick Cowley  Primitive World   Favoriting Mind Warp  1982   

Music behind DJ:
Patrick Cowley 

The Jungle Dream   Favoriting

 

 

 
Allez Allez  African Queen   Favoriting African Queen  1981   
African Suite  Grass   Favoriting African Suite  1980  by Richie Rome 
African Suite  Pigmy   Favoriting African Suite     
London Aircraaft  Island Feeling   Favoriting Rockets  1984  London Aircraaft=Supermax, basically 
Supermax  African Blood   Favoriting Fly With Me  1979   
Donna Summer  State of Independence   Favoriting Donna Summer  1982  Prod. by Quincy Jones 

Music behind DJ:
Vangelis 

 

La Fete Sauvage 

 

 
Bamboo  Give Me Some of that Gooja   Favoriting Bamboo  1979  prod. by Kurt Hauenstein of Supermax 
Roots  Bananasmania   Favoriting What Are You Doing in Casablanca?  1979   
Hypnotic Samba  Hypnotic Samba   Favoriting Hypnotic Samba / Stopwatch  1984   
Herb Alpert  Red Hot   Favoriting Beyond  1980   
Wild Fantasy  Jungle Drums   Favoriting Jungle Drums  1978   
Minx  Zanzibar   Favoriting Disco-Mondo  1978   
Wonderland Band  Paradise Island (Instrumental)   Favoriting Paradise Island single  1979   
Brasa Brasil & Helena  I Got To Bahia   Favoriting Supertango / I Got To Bahia 7"  1979  by J.P. Massiera 
Lalo Schifrin  Baia   Favoriting Black Widow  1976  Wr. by Ary Barroso 

Music behind DJ:
Lalo Schifrin 

Baia (alt. take)   Favoriting

 

 

 
The Egyptian Lover  Egypt, Egypt   Favoriting On the Nile  1984   
Tantra  Macumba   Favoriting Tantra II  1982   
The Ritchie Family  Quiet Village/Voodoo   Favoriting African Queens  1977   
Voyage  Point Zero   Favoriting Voyage  1977  Marc Chantereau, Pierre-Alain Dahan, Sauveur Mallia, Slim Pezin, Sylvia Mason-James (also with Georges Rodi) 
Sauveur Mallia  Exotic Guide   Favoriting Spatial & Co Vol. 2  1979   

Music behind DJ:
Patrick Cowley 

The Jungle Dream   Favoriting

 

 

 
Patrick Cowley  Sea Hunt   Favoriting Megatron Man  1981   
Via Afrika  Chiggi Chiggi   Favoriting Via Afrika  1983   
Via Afrika  Animaal   Favoriting Via Afrika     
Lalo Schifrin  Tabu   Favoriting Black Widow  1976  Wr. by Lecuona 

Music behind DJ:
 

Caribbean Lagoon  

 

 

 


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Listener comments!

Avatar 6:57pm
Flash Strap:

Evening explorers. I hope you are ready for the groove.
Avatar 6:59pm
ndbob:

evening Evan and everyone!
Avatar 7:00pm
Flash Strap:

Hey Bob!
Avatar 7:02pm
Carmichael:

Flash, mah funky brutha.
Avatar 7:03pm
Flash Strap:

Carmichael, what it is
Avatar 7:03pm
geezerette:

Howdy Evan & fellow flashers.
Avatar 7:04pm
Flash Strap:

Geezerette! welcome
Avatar 7:06pm
hyde:

ok, i got a grass skirt and a disco ball
Avatar 7:07pm
Flash Strap:

Hyde, welcome! and so impeccably dressed
Avatar 7:08pm
hyde:

btw, it's good to see that tiger get some shots in, because the lion and the leopard are getting their ass kicked
Avatar 7:08pm
Flash Strap:

you know who i'm rooting for
Avatar 7:16pm
Flash Strap:

This track is klassic kool
Avatar 7:17pm
Flash Strap:

y'know, that lion is not going down without drawing some blood on the way
Avatar 7:18pm
hyde:

the lion's in a bad spot, but i too cheer for the cats. i also think another fascinating thing about this rubens painting is the dominant central role role given to the horse's ass.
Avatar 7:19pm
Flash Strap:

a favorite compositional element of Rubens', the horse's ass. Delacroix's too.
Avatar 7:21pm
Flash Strap:

this whole record is so bizarre
Avatar 7:25pm
Flash Strap:

better-than-expected violin solo on a disco record
Avatar 7:25pm
Little Danny:

Just tuned in Evan, one of your best show concepts ever!
Avatar 7:26pm
Flash Strap:

Heya Danny! Thanks man, it's always a toss up with disco
Avatar 7:29pm
hyde:

wow, this kills
Avatar 7:31pm
geezerette:

Hypnotic.
Avatar 7:33pm
Flash Strap:

love that bell(?) sound when they give it all that sustain
Avatar 7:36pm
Flash Strap:

this song is so dumb but it slays me all the same
Avatar 7:40pm
geezerette:

corny drums evoke a lot of polyester in bad colors.
Avatar 7:40pm
geezerette:

...which is a pretty good trick.
Avatar 7:42pm
Flash Strap:

it's a mix of corny drums and some pretty decent thunder on this one
Avatar 7:47pm
Flash Strap:

it just hardly gets better than this one. Curious what you all think: if you had to pick, would it be Donna Summer's or the original?
Avatar 7:48pm
geezerette:

& Donna Summer's voice.
Avatar 7:51pm
geezerette:

love the way it builds.
Avatar 7:52pm
geezerette:

oh,Q.!
Avatar 7:58pm
ndbob:

excellent first hour Evan - catch the rest on the archive!
Avatar 8:00pm
Flash Strap:

thanks bob! see you later
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:01pm
melinda:

hello friends!
Avatar 8:02pm
Flash Strap:

Melinda! Bananas!
Avatar 8:05pm
Flash Strap:

I think this one is German
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:05pm
melinda:

Digging the hypnotic samba.
Avatar 8:07pm
Flash Strap:

it has a pretty cool cover: img.discogs.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:09pm
doctorjazz:

Don't get to listen to often in real time, but have been enjoying the show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:10pm
doctorjazz:

Herb Alpert is pretty cool here. Whoda thunk it?
Avatar 8:10pm
Flash Strap:

Great to have you Dr.! thanks for making your presence known
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:11pm
melinda:

Herb!
Avatar 8:11pm
Flash Strap:

i am of the opinion that Herb is often cool, but I try not to force it on people

i mean, i really think Lonely Bull is a damn masterpiece
Avatar 8:13pm
Flash Strap:

hahaha man this song comes on so hard
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:13pm
melinda:

Has anyone done an all-Alpert show? Sorry If I asked this last week, I know I was thinking about it.
Avatar 8:14pm
northguineahills:

herb alpert was a little late to the disco party, glad to know that album exists....
Avatar 8:14pm
Flash Strap:

not that I know of, but lord i bet it's happened. if it hasn't then we should make it so
Avatar 8:16pm
Flash Strap:

speaking of late to the party, a much-welcome NGH! hello!
Avatar 8:16pm
hyde:

i love Herb Alpert. he's a giant.
Avatar 8:17pm
Flash Strap:

I haven't much listened to the rest of that album, NGH, but there's a lot of bland smoothness as I recall... still, there's gotta be some more on it that's worth hearing
Avatar 8:20pm
Flash Strap:

now THIS one has a seriously awesome cover: img.discogs.com...
Avatar 8:27pm
Flash Strap:

oh my god how good is this section
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:29pm
melinda:

That Minx cover is excellent.
Avatar 8:32pm
Flash Strap:

love that the sphinx seems to be a paper cutout
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:36pm
melinda:

I didn't know Lalo Schifrin was funky. This is great.
Avatar 8:37pm
Flash Strap:

some of his scores are super funky too, such as Enter the Dragon. This is just an insanely funky arrangement though
Avatar 8:46pm
hyde:

holy heck, five hours of sun ra? i'm not sure i have the strength (but i'll try)
Avatar 8:48pm
Flash Strap:

not Sun Ra, which would be pretty awesome actually, but Sun Araw
Avatar 9:00pm
hyde:

heh, well, that is also cool
Avatar 9:02pm
Flash Strap:

should be! I promise great variety and total intensity
Avatar 9:09pm
hyde:

i promise to show up and prob. pass out at 10:30, which unfortunately is what happens when i try to make the whole trek thru the Cool Blue Flame. I always catch the rest later though, honest!
Avatar 9:10pm
Flash Strap:

the worst part of Blue Flame is that I'm always so burned out from the show that I rarely stay for more than an hour of it, and it's really too good to miss
Avatar 9:12pm
Flash Strap:

this is such a weird cover... what do the lyrics contribute?
Avatar 9:29pm
Little Danny:

It makes sense that these library musicians could do a nice job at disco, especially in its more repetitive/mechanistic forms.
Avatar 9:32pm
Flash Strap:

Exactly, yeah. Also, any trend-driven music tends to come with a demand for anonymous, studio-musician reliant records. Which is where library guys thrive.
Avatar 9:42pm
geezerette:

Interesting! Absolutely makes sense. Then add liquor and chemicals and the whole thing works.
Avatar 9:48pm
geezerette:

I mean it's already trance like.
Avatar 9:51pm
Little Danny:

@geezerette SO trancelike
Avatar 9:52pm
Little Danny:

I'll see y'all in the forthcoming vibe: wfmu.org...
Avatar 9:55pm
geezerette:

Fun Evan!
  9:55pm
walingtrees:

ahoy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:56pm
melinda:

Looking forward to the Sun Araw extravaganza.
Avatar 9:57pm
Flash Strap:

Thanks geezerette! A very warm ahoy to you, Walkingtrees! And me too Melinda!

Thanks everyone! See you next week
Avatar 9:58pm
hyde:

thanks, man. cool show. i wandered a bit due to some pro hoop over the last hour, but will return for the Sun Araw fest nxt time out.
  9:59pm
walingtrees:

next week is sun araw affair?
Avatar 9:59pm
Flash Strap:

thank you Hyde and see you for that crazy day

yeah, treeman, 5 hours of sun araw!

might be a good time to break out that vial and papers, me hearties, them what partake of it
  10:00pm
walingtrees:

will try to catch in entirety!
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