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Options September 1, 2016: Painting the Clouds with Sunshine

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
Hans Dulfer & Ritmo Natural  Candy Clouds (Part 1)   Options Candy Clouds    1970    0:00:24 (Pop‑up)
Athanor  Inner Space   Options Flashback  Guerssen  197?  reissued 2013, rec. 1973-81  0:04:09 (Pop‑up)
Jacky Giordano  Athanor   Options Philopsis  Freesound  1975    0:07:09 (Pop‑up)
Sid Garry & Orchestra  Painting the Clouds with Sunshine (from the film Gold Diggers of Broadway)   Options Imperial 78  Imperial  1929    0:09:43 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Julian Cope 
Amethysteria   Options         0:12:08 (Pop‑up)
Hans Dulfer & Ritmo Natural  King Size Davy   Options Candy Clouds    1970    0:20:39 (Pop‑up)
Hans Dulfer & Ritmo Natural  Dis Is Het Begin   Options Morning After the Third    1970  feat. Jan Akkerman  0:27:48 (Pop‑up)
Hans Dulfer & Ritmo Natural  Between the Devil and the Blue Horizon   Options Morning After the Third    1970  feat. Jan Akkerman  0:33:23 (Pop‑up)
Hans Dulfer  Sad Love Story   Options El Saxof├│n    1972    0:38:22 (Pop‑up)
Hans Dulfer & Ritmo Natural  Candy Clouds (Part 2)   Options Candy Clouds    1970    0:45:40 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Arsenio Rodriguez 
Hun Hun   Options         0:58:35 (Pop‑up)
Scotty  Sesame Street   Options Schooldays    1971    1:03:03 (Pop‑up)
Ernie  Do De Rubber Duck   Options     1986    1:06:16 (Pop‑up)
Walt Kraemer & Ed Bogas (with the Pointer Sisters)  Pinball Number Count   Options     1977    1:09:46 (Pop‑up)
Stark Reality  All You Need to Make Music   Options The Stark Reality Discovers Hoagy Carmichael's Music Shop    1970    1:21:14 (Pop‑up)
David Earle Johnson  Juice Harp   Options Time is Free    1977    1:29:58 (Pop‑up)
David Earle Johnson  Sea, Sand and Sun   Options Time is Free    1977    1:35:34 (Pop‑up)
Vince Guaraldi  African Sleigh Ride   Options Vince Guaraldi and the Lost Cues from the Charlie Brown Television Specials Vol. 1        1:36:41 (Pop‑up)
La Mont Zeno Theatre  Black Fairy Meets Black Bird   Options Black Fairy    1975    1:37:55 (Pop‑up)
La Mont Zeno Theatre  Tell Them They Are Beautiful   Options Black Fairy    1975    1:38:34 (Pop‑up)
La Mont Zeno Theatre  Afrika's My Home   Options Black Fairy    1975    1:40:56 (Pop‑up)
Scotty   Children, Children   Options Schooldays    1971    1:44:19 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Julian Cope 
Cherhill Down   Options         1:47:05 (Pop‑up)
Pointer Sisters  Chainey Do   Options Steppin'    1975    1:59:02 (Pop‑up)
Graham Central Station  We Be's Gettin' Down   Options Graham Central Station    1974    2:04:32 (Pop‑up)
Chairmen of the Board  Skin I'm In   Options Skin I'm In    1974    2:09:12 (Pop‑up)
The Nite-Liters  Damn   Options A-Nal-Y-Sis    1973    2:13:17 (Pop‑up)
The Relatives  Free At Last   Options Don't Let Me Fall    1971-3    2:16:55 (Pop‑up)
Shuggie Otis  Oxford Gray   Options Here Comes Shuggie Otis    1970    2:21:08 (Pop‑up)
Allen Toussaint  Out Of The City (Into Country Life)   Options Life, Love and Faith    1972    2:27:54 (Pop‑up)
The Pointer Sisters  Going Down Slowly   Options Steppin'    1975    2:31:20 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Randall McClellan 
Across Clouds of Distance Past   Options The Healing Music of Rana Vol. II        2:39:15 (Pop‑up)
The Movers   Bump Jive   Options Bump Jive    1975    2:47:45 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 6:59pm Flash Strap:

Good evening explorers! Nice rainy night where I am
Avatar 7:00pm ndbob:

evening Evan and everyone! sunny here
Avatar 7:02pm Flash Strap:

Hi Bob!
Avatar 7:04pm hyde:

Avatar 7:04pm ndbob:

Heya hyde!
Avatar 7:05pm Flash Strap:

Hi Hi Hydra
Avatar 7:05pm geezerette:

Hi Evan and pals!
Avatar 7:06pm Flash Strap:

Hi Geezerette! Was just thinking about that Korla video!
Avatar 7:07pm geezerette:

Love the animation!

Oh, glad you dug it! :)
Avatar 7:08pm ndbob:

haya geezerette!
Avatar 7:09pm geezerette:

Hi nd!
Avatar 7:09pm Flash Strap:

definitely dug it! he's got such a way with those bass notes in that one. It's amazing how he always does the same schtick, but it's always so entrancing
Avatar 7:12pm geezerette:

Yes, you can't really explain him! Those eyes too! :D
Avatar 7:13pm geezerette:

Love your theme song for the week. :)
Avatar 7:22pm Flash Strap:

It's a real doozy of a ditty, that one!
Avatar 7:22pm Flash Strap:

This track is monstrous
Avatar 7:23pm Flash Strap:

@geezer re: Korla: he's got those Rudolph Valentino eyes!
Avatar 7:27pm geezerette:


re: Korla, probably where he learned that!
Them there eyes...master showman.
Avatar 7:33pm geezerette:

(this is soooooo good!!!)
Avatar 7:34pm just julia:

1 2 3 4 5, 6 7 8 9 10, 11 12!
Avatar 7:34pm Flash Strap:

I'm glad you think so! I love this stuff!
Avatar 7:35pm just julia:

also, hi!
Avatar 7:36pm Flash Strap:

Juuuuuuuuuuuuust Julia! Fresh imported from bonny shores! Wonderful to see you friend!
Avatar 7:41pm Flash Strap:

Anybody see any good flicks lately?
Avatar 7:42pm ndbob:

not for a while Evan
Avatar 7:44pm Flash Strap:

Dulfer is really a lot like a Dutch Gato Barbieri
Avatar 7:46pm geezerette:

We saw an ancient Redford film, "Three Days Of The Condor"_. Extremely well made.
Avatar 7:47pm Flash Strap:

I've been meaning to see that again. A lot of talk recently about 70's paranoia in cinema, which leads me to think of that one. Also owe The Conversation another viewing, I think
Avatar 7:48pm hyde:

@geezerette i like that one. the book that it's from--six days of the condor by james grady--is really great too
Avatar 7:51pm hyde:

@Flash Strap i watched The Parallax View by Alan Pakula not too long ago. That might be my fave political paranoia movie of the 70's. Though The Conversation might take that prize on a different day.
Avatar 7:53pm Flash Strap:

Oh man, I have never seen that! Gotta rectify

Totally different type of flick, but just before the show i watched La Main du Diable, it was pretty off-the-wall excellent. Great French folk tale with heavy noir elements
Avatar 7:54pm geezerette:

Evan and Hyde,agree,"Conversation" is singular and all the old sound equipment is fun to see.
Never read "Six Days..." but want to now.

About 70s paranoia films, they seem sort of innocent now. That's not a happy thought. Grateful for music!
Avatar 7:55pm geezerette:

Evan where did you see the French movie?
Avatar 7:56pm hyde:

also, I've been mostly on a run of ok but not great films lately. Saw Weisman's In Jackson Heights, which was good, but i think didn't play to his strengths. Still interesting. Also caught Sonny Chiba's The Streetfighter off Turner Classic, which was amazing in a Sonny Chiba kicks lots of ass kind of way!
Avatar 7:56pm Flash Strap:

I know! I just watched All the President's Men and it was sort of like a fairy tale
Avatar 7:57pm Flash Strap:

Dude Chiba's Streetfighter is A W E S O M E

@G: Criterion has it online through Hulu, and Fandor I think. They haven't DVD-ed it, but have made it e-vailable
Avatar 7:57pm hyde:

i love All The President's Men. i think when you watch Zodiac, you can tell that David Fincher loves it too...
Avatar 7:58pm geezerette:

Oh, you guys I have a link for you!
A film lover's dream!
Avatar 8:00pm hyde:

and yeah, you need to watch Parallax View, it's fantastic. Pakula's Klute is great too, if you've never seen that.
Avatar 8:00pm ndbob:

excellent first hour Evan! catch the rest later
Avatar 8:01pm hyde:

bye, ndb. & thanks for the link, geezerette--didn't know that site!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:01pm melinda:

hello everyone! Bye Bob!
Avatar 8:04pm geezerette:

Criterion films will be part of a new streaming service called Filmstruck, starting sometime this Fall, so, soon!
Can't wait!

Hi Melinda!
Avatar 8:04pm hyde:

and, oh! Carnival of Sinners by Maurice Tourneur! i've seen that, i think that's another flick i scoped off tcm. i can't tell you how much i love tcm. it justifies my cable sub.
Avatar 8:04pm Flash Strap:

Adios Beloved Bob

Aloha Most-Welcome Melinda!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:04pm melinda:

Just saw the comments about 70s paranoia films. Yes. @hyde: Klute was very good.
Avatar 8:05pm Flash Strap:

Oh Klute IS good! my main man Donald Sutherland
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:06pm melinda:

I saw the Parallax View but don't remember much. Maybe I should see it again.
Avatar 8:07pm hyde:

@geezerette agreed, that looks great. though i can't help but feel that streaming is becoming a balkanized landscape where you need to sign up for 8 different streaming services to get the breadth you used to get from one netflix dvd subscription. (insert gif of angry old man shaking fist at cloud here)
Avatar 8:07pm geezerette:

Hyde, Maurice Tourneur and son Jacques are two of my favorite directors! :D
Avatar 8:07pm Little Danny:

Greetings one and all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:07pm melinda:

Has anyone seen Coma? I saw it in a theater as a child and it was pretty freaky at a young age.
Avatar 8:07pm quinn:

Yes, this is my favorite Sesame Street song (besides "Put Down the Duckie"). I have a kid and we listen to it all the tiiiiiime. Damn it took a long time to memorize the chorus.
Avatar 8:07pm Flash Strap:

That's the one, Hyde! Carnival of Sinners, or Hands of the Devil, depending. Very good stuff
Avatar 8:08pm Flash Strap:

Agreed, Hyde.
Avatar 8:08pm Flash Strap:

Hi Danny! Hi Quinn! How splendid to share this bath with you
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:09pm melinda:

Reggae had not yet reached Sesame Street when I was a viewer.
Avatar 8:09pm Flash Strap:

(never saw Coma, interested tho)
Avatar 8:10pm geezerette:

Hyde, I totally agree! Chasing constantly migrating content is insane. Makes me wish I'd bought all the Box Sets I thought were too expensive.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:11pm melinda:

@Hyde: totally. I'm new to streaming and trying to figure out what's worth it, really don't want to do multiple services. The excellent video store in my town that closed a year or two ago donated the entire collection to the public library, including a Criterion section, so at least I have that.
Avatar 8:12pm hyde:

@geezerette Jacques Tourneur is the best. there's the RKO horror movies, of course, which are amazing. But Out of the Past is maybe the best film noir this side of Gun Crazy. And he even made a brilliant western or two, The Stars in My Crown and Wichita. So good!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:12pm melinda:

Pinball Number Count, now we're talkin'!
Avatar 8:12pm Flash Strap:

I love this jam and could listen to it infinitely
Avatar 8:12pm geezerette:

Hi Little Danny & Quinn!
Avatar 8:15pm Flash Strap:

Yeah you know we're doin' all 12

ALWAYS all 12 in this house
Avatar 8:15pm geezerette:

I love "Out of the Past"!
You reminded me of "Night of the Hunter",which probably is a Criterion film, or maybe Janus"
Avatar 8:16pm hyde:

@melinda yep. at least a lot of stuff still comes out on dvd, for the time being. the library can be a boon. i fear that won't be the case for long, however. where i find it to be the most frustrating is with Asian movies--i used to easily be able to find the stuff i wanted to see from Hong Kong, Japan, Korea etc. But the DVD's for that are drying up, and the streaming stuff (at least what is in English) is hard to some by.
Avatar 8:16pm Flash Strap:

Night of the Hunter is on that shortest of short lists of great films, IMO.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:16pm melinda:

There was a discussion on another comment board about all the great music of 70s Sesame Street, including this. I first heard Stevie Wonder on Sesame Street, performing Superstition.
Avatar 8:17pm geezerette:

...typo! O.K., better pay attention to what I'm doing!
Avatar 8:17pm Flash Strap:

Such a funky show, so rich
Avatar 8:19pm Flash Strap:

this sequence/its music was really crucial formative stuff for me. Supposedly I went just absolutely NUTS every time it came on
Avatar 8:19pm hyde:

i sort of love that Charles Laughton directed Night of the Hunter and not one single other film ever. It's like he was a brilliant actor and then just decided to make one perfect movie and leave it at that.
Avatar 8:20pm Flash Strap:

That's just so rare. I love him, esp. in Island of Lost Souls
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:20pm melinda:

That's charming, Flash.
Avatar 8:23pm geezerette:

Brando too,"One-Eyed Jacks",GREAT film!

The last Sesame Street song was psychedelic!
Avatar 8:25pm Flash Strap:

I have a hard time with this whole LP, in awe though I am of its utterly bizarre notion of "children's music" or "renditions of Hoagy Carmichael's music"

this track is mesmerizing though. warts and all
Avatar 8:25pm geezerette:

"Island of Lost Souls"!!! :D
Avatar 8:26pm geezerette:

haha! Charismatic warts!
Avatar 8:26pm hyde:

the thing about Laughton is his range as an actor. i saw this movie with him and Carole Lombard called They Knew What They Wanted where he played an Italian grape farmer, and he was so understated and believable as an Italian immigrant farm guy. That it was the movie he did after The Hunchback of Notre Dame just blew me away.
Avatar 8:26pm Flash Strap:

look out, you might have just named the new KORN album
Avatar 8:27pm geezerette:

Sounding like Zappa...
Avatar 8:28pm geezerette:

Avatar 8:28pm Flash Strap:

@Hyde: I know! he has this rep as a huge ham, but he's so versatile. I adore him in everything. SO good as Bligh, SO good in Spartacus. He's even great in that Rita Hayworth Salome flick, whatever it's called
Avatar 8:29pm geezerette:

There's not a Laughton performance I don't love, totally agree.
Avatar 8:30pm Flash Strap:

Zappa comparison is apt. it's sort of the stuff I don't like about Zappa, but there it is
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:31pm melinda:

Which is the stuff you don't like about Zappa, and what do you like?
Avatar 8:32pm hyde:

right, i think Laughton mostly only hams it up when the part calls for it. Bligh or the Hunchback, those are parts that call for going over the top. when his part calls for toning it down some, he does that instead. one of the greats!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:32pm melinda:

I ask because I have mixed feelings.
Avatar 8:33pm geezerette:

High-art references. His warts also charismatic!
Avatar 8:35pm Flash Strap:

I hate to say this where it can be seen, but I pretty much don't enjoy any Zappa, and don't even find much to interest me after the first couple Mothers LPs

Zappa fans forgive, please
Avatar 8:38pm hyde:

i mostly have mixed feelings about Zappa, but i still gotta say that Freak Out and Uncle Meat were two really seminal albums in my musical upbringing
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:39pm melinda:

I only know a handful of his songs from mix tapes given to me in high school and college, and I enjoyed them all, but haven't sought out more. I'm interested in the new doc.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:41pm melinda:

I say mixed feelings because I don't know how I would feel about an entire album 20+ years later after my initial intro.
Avatar 8:41pm Flash Strap:

Freak Out! was big for me. He has an interesting relationship with contempt
Avatar 8:42pm geezerette:

"200 Motels" is a film that goes queasy for me in the sequence with the blow-up doll. It's the attitude that shocks me, the doll is just a sort of balloon really.
Zappa is like someone you would never leave you kids with,including your "inner" kid!
Avatar 8:43pm geezerette:

Digging this singer!
Avatar 8:44pm Flash Strap:

I'm with ya, G. Never could dig on 200 Motels
Avatar 8:47pm hyde:

i have actually never seen 200 Motels, somehow.
Avatar 9:00pm Flash Strap:

70's-era Pointer Sisters is almost shockingly heavy
Avatar 9:10pm Flash Strap:

production on this track is insane
Avatar 9:19pm Flash Strap:

The mix of this guy's raw voice and the unpolished synth is gold, just gold. such emotion
Avatar 9:25pm hyde:

y'know, i generally dislike harpsichord (except when Lurch plays it). but this song actually uses it well!
Avatar 9:27pm Flash Strap:

I agree, though I really adore harpsichord
Avatar 9:36pm Flash Strap:

This track almost reaches Betty Davis levels of intensity
Avatar 9:41pm Little Danny:

That's an hilarious exception to make for harpsichord, hyde!
Avatar 9:41pm Little Danny:

Love the instrument - in the right context
Avatar 9:46pm geezerette:

Evan, wonderful show!!!

Happy holiday weekend everyone!
Avatar 9:49pm hyde:

huh, i like the pronunciation of cool blue flame with the accent on <blue>. in my mind, the accent is always on <cool>!
Avatar 9:49pm Flash Strap:

I kind of even love it in the wrong context! I'm a huge fan of harpsichord-sploitation, just as I am with moog, etc. You know, except for the stuff that sucks
Avatar 9:49pm Little Danny:

Thanks Flash! The party continues, and gets a bit spookier, over here: wfmu.org... Hope you'll join me!
Avatar 9:50pm geezerette:

...& one more vote for harpsichord. :D
Avatar 9:50pm hyde:

@Little Danny heh. i think maybe i should blame my harpsichord hate on George Martin.
Avatar 9:50pm Little Danny:

@hyde I liked that accent shifting, too!
Avatar 9:50pm Flash Strap:

@hyde: haha yeah it struck me just as I was saying it!
Avatar 9:51pm Flash Strap:

@geezerette: Thanks! glad you enjoyed!
Avatar 9:51pm Flash Strap:

can't wait to get spooked, LD
Avatar 9:51pm Little Danny:

@hyde huh, I'm trying to think of harpsichord in the Beatles' music now. What were the worst offenders?
Avatar 9:54pm Flash Strap:

I feel that way about the Beatles and sitar a lot of the time, leading to my general hesitance regarding sitarsploitation, come to think of it
Avatar 9:58pm hyde:

@LD the worst offender is the piano thing for In My Life from Rubber Soul, which is actually not really harpsichord, i think, but some tape folderol that makes the piano sound like harpsichord and kind of ruins the song imo
Avatar 10:00pm hyde:

thanks Flash!
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