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Options April 5, 2018: Deep Night

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
  Intro         (Syntonic Optimum Aviary)   
Yusef Lateef  Let Every Soul Say Amen   Options Yusef Lateef  Cadet   1971  aka Live at Cranbrook, rec. 1958  0:01:02 (Pop‑up)
Yusef Lateef  Woody'n You   Options Yusef Lateef  Cadet   1971  aka Live at Cranbrook, rec. 1958  0:04:23 (Pop‑up)
Orchestre de Gamelan et Chanteurs de Pliatan  Legong   Options Musique de Bali  Disques BAM  19??  Under the direction of A.A. Gde Mandera  0:18:58 (Pop‑up)
Orchestre de Gamelan et Chanteurs de Pliatan  Oleg   Options Musique de Bali  Disques BAM  19??  Under the direction of A.A. Gde Mandera  0:21:18 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Les Baxter  
Deep Night   Options Caribbean Moonlight  Capitol  1956    0:25:22 (Pop‑up)
Elvira Rios  Noche de Ronda   Options Noche de Ronda  RCA Victor  1957    0:35:13 (Pop‑up)
Los Millonarios  Hojas Muertas   Options Perfume de Gardenias  Discos Fuentes  19??  aka Los Diplomaticos  0:38:12 (Pop‑up)
Los Millonarios  Nuestras Vidas   Options Perfume de Gardenias  Discos Fuentes  19??    0:40:32 (Pop‑up)
Los Millonarios  Incertidumbre   Options Perfume de Gardenias  Discos Fuentes  19??    0:42:50 (Pop‑up)
Los Millonarios  Perfidia   Options Perfume de Gardenias  Discos Fuentes  19??    0:45:35 (Pop‑up)
Los Diplomaticos  No Me Quieres Tanto   Options Contigo en la Distancia  Discos Fuentes  19??    0:48:54 (Pop‑up)
Los Diplomaticos  Cuando Ya No Me Quieres   Options Contigo en la Distancia  Discos Fuentes  19??    0:51:41 (Pop‑up)
Los Diplomaticos  Ojos Malvados   Options Contigo en la Distancia  Discos Fuentes  19??    0:52:12 (Pop‑up)
Damiron y Chapuseaux  Anabacoa   Options Anabacoa  Fragoso  19??    0:54:36 (Pop‑up)
Ruth Fernandez  La Borrachita   Options Sus Canciones Favoritas  Marvela  19??    0:57:21 (Pop‑up)
Ruth Fernandez  Bello Amanecer   Options Sus Canciones Favoritas  Marvelas  19??    1:00:13 (Pop‑up)
Perez Prado and his Orchestra   Tabu   Options Latin Satin  RCA Victor  1957    1:03:40 (Pop‑up)
The Lecuona Cuban Boys Featuring Candido  From One Love To Another (Danza Lucumi)   Options Dance Along With The Lecuona Cuban Boys  ABC Paramount  1959    1:06:20 (Pop‑up)
The Lecuona Cuban Boys Featuring Candido  For Want Of A Star (La Comparsa)   Options Dance Along With The Lecuona Cuban Boys  ABC Paramount  1959    1:08:51 (Pop‑up)
The Lecuona Cuban Boys Featuring Candido  Jungle Drums (Canto Karabali)   Options Dance Along With The Lecuona Cuban Boys  ABC Paramount  1959    1:11:47 (Pop‑up)
The Lecuona Cuban Boys Featuring Candido  Two Hearts That Passed In The Night (Dame De Tus Rosas)   Options Dance Along With The Lecuona Cuban Boys  ABC Paramount  1959    1:15:02 (Pop‑up)
The Lecuona Cuban Boys Featuring Candido  Always In My Heart (Siempre En Mi Corazon)   Options Dance Along With The Lecuona Cuban Boys  ABC Paramount  1959    1:18:24 (Pop‑up)
Elvira Rios  Noche de Luna   Options Noche de Ronda  RCA Victor  1957    1:21:07 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Syntonic Research Inc. 
Psychologically Ultimate Seashore   Options         1:24:19 (Pop‑up)
John Gart  Bali-Ha'i   Options Harbor Lights  Kapp  1956    1:32:12 (Pop‑up)
John Gart  Red Sails in the Sunset   Options Harbor Lights  Kapp  1956    1:34:05 (Pop‑up)
Werner Muller and his Orchestra  The Banquet   Options East of India  Decca  195?  "Exotic Melodies Arranged For Modern Orchestra"  1:37:18 (Pop‑up)
Werner Muller and his Orchestra  The Raftsman's Ballad   Options East of India  Decca  195?    1:39:49 (Pop‑up)
Werner Muller and his Orchestra  Bazaar Melody   Options East of India  Decca  195?    1:41:54 (Pop‑up)
Werner Muller and his Orchestra  Ferry Boat Serenade   Options East of India  Decca  195?    1:44:54 (Pop‑up)
Lou Christie  Guitars and Bongos   Options Strikes Again  Colpix  1966  with The Tammys  1:47:30 (Pop‑up)
Billy Mure  Cherokee   Options Billy Mure's Super Sonic Guitars in Hi-Fi  RCA Victor  1957  "A full range, distortion-free sonic spectrum for the most avid hi-fi ears"  1:50:13 (Pop‑up)
Billy Mure  Tabu   Options Billy Mure's Super Sonic Guitars in Hi-Fi  RCA Victor  1957    1:52:41 (Pop‑up)
Santo & Johnny  Adventures in Paradise   Options Hawaii  Canadian American Records  1961    1:54:50 (Pop‑up)
Santo & Johnny  Blue Hawaii   Options Hawaii  Canadian American Records  1961    1:57:24 (Pop‑up)
Warren Barker   Hawaiian Eye   Options Hawaiian Eye  Warner Bros  1960    1:59:59 (Pop‑up)
Warren Barker   Deep Night   Options Hawaiian Eye  Warner Bros  1960    2:02:42 (Pop‑up)
Warren Barker (with vocal by Connie Stevens)  Let's Do It   Options Hawaiian Eye  Warner Bros  1960    2:05:54 (Pop‑up)
Emory Cook  Ships: Harbor and At Sea   Options Voice of the Sea  Cook  19??    2:09:32 (Pop‑up)
Santo & Johnny  Sea Shells   Options Hawaii  Canadian American Records  1961    2:10:17 (Pop‑up)
Warren Barker   Soft Green Seas   Options Hawaiian Eye  Warner Bros  1960    2:12:52 (Pop‑up)
Warren Barker  Rumba Rhapsody   Options Hawaiian Eye  Warner Bros  1960    2:16:06 (Pop‑up)
Duane Eddy   Bali Ha'i   Options Twangy Guitar - Silky Strings  RCA Victor  1962  "Sweet and Different Sound"  2:19:21 (Pop‑up)
John Gart  I Cover the Waterfront   Options Harbor Lights  Kapp  1956    2:22:49 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
John Gart 
  Harbor Lights        2:24:49 (Pop‑up)
Seymour Rexite  Mirage   Options Popular Jewish Melodies  Famous Records  19??    2:33:37 (Pop‑up)
Lou Christie  Have I Sinned   Options Strikes Again  Colpix  1966  with The Tammys  2:35:38 (Pop‑up)
The Temptations  I'm the Exception to the Rule   Options Sky's The Limit  Gordy  1971    2:37:53 (Pop‑up)
Chalkdust  My Way of Protest   Options Teacher, Commoner & King  Straker's  1977    2:41:21 (Pop‑up)
Yusef Lateef  His Eye Is On The Sparrow   Options Hush 'n' Thunder  Atlantic  1973    2:48:49 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Les Baxter  
Deep Night   Options Caribbean Moonlight  Atlantic  1973    2:54:35 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 5:29pm Flash Strap:

I had a nice show planned for tonight, but then my hard drive went belly up, so I'm improvising an all-vinyl show tonight. Which is for the best I think – what's better than all vinyl, little to no planning? i dug out a bunch of latin records, surf, exotica, jazz... let's see what happens
Avatar 6:19pm burke:

No lost data I hope? Looking forward.
Avatar 6:30pm junglepete:

I await this impromptu all vinyl show with supreme intrigue.
Avatar 6:38pm Flash Strap:

Burke! I think not, I should be backed up. counting no chickens yet, though

Jungle Pete! splendid, brother. get on in here!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:59pm listener james from westwood:

Argh, sorry to hear about the hard drive kerflooey; hope all is indeed backed up!
Avatar 7:02pm Flash Strap:

Hi Listener James! Welcome and thanks
Avatar 7:02pm Flash Strap:

ok we're off! Let's spin some sides, Explorers
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:03pm doctorjazz:

Good luck with the drive! (Doug had a hard drive crash a while back, think he got most but not all of the music back). Looking forward to vinyl-mania, though.
Avatar 7:04pm Flash Strap:

Hi Doc! Me too, tonight'll be fun
Avatar 7:06pm northguineahills:

Yusef! Hadn't heard this one before!
Avatar 7:07pm Flash Strap:

Hi NGH! this whole LP is pretty hot – this cut in particular goes through some serious stages
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:08pm Scraps ((((§)))):

Eh vinyl, whatever... but sometimes have to improvise, that’s good. Jazz show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:09pm doctorjazz:

I swear I can hear the difference playing vinyl, even over the computer/Cambridge Soundworks radio I use in the office.
(great Lateef, btw).
Avatar 7:09pm Flash Strap:

Hi Scraps!
Avatar 7:10pm geezerette:

Wow! Hot and cool!

Howdy. :)
  7:11pm JtotheK:

Digging this Lateef! (And then thought...wait, do I have this filed? And apparently - yes! Procured from area used book store ca. 2007 according to price sticker. Gonna have to spin again over the weekend...) Hi Flash, everyone.
Avatar 7:13pm Flash Strap:

even more than my preference for the way vinyl sounds – a difference which is real and good, tho not always "better" per se – is the way vinyl transforms music (ephemeral) into a discreet object that is more than an object or commodity; it becomes an artifact, with aura and history and tactility, and I rhapsodize and adore to be in possession and in interaction with each LP I have. the true vinyl difference in my humble opinion
Avatar 7:14pm Flash Strap:

Hi Geezerette! Hi JtotheK! So glad to have you with us tonight
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:15pm Scraps ((((§)))):

I thought I had every Lateef around 1970, but this I don’t recognize. Excellent! except now I have to try to acquire it, of course, grrr.
Avatar 7:15pm geezerette:

Evan@7:15, complete agreement.
Avatar 7:16pm Flash Strap:

@Scraps: it's been issued under a couple different titles, you might have another version of it
Avatar 7:16pm geezerette:

Avatar 7:17pm Flash Strap:

it's good as hell though, a gap you'd wanna fill as a Lateef fan I think
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:18pm Scraps ((((§)))):

Avatar 7:20pm Flash Strap:

haha i will strenuously stipulate that I do not and will not assert vinyl's supremacy – only that it has unique attributes that I find significant. fuck tha audiophile didactic
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:23pm Scraps ((((§)))):

But I don’t agree about vinyl vs something else as far as artifact. I get that with CDs, too. Etc, etc.
Avatar 7:24pm Flash Strap:

this is such a nice little 7"

on this note, i watched the film, Legong the other day. one of the last (THE last?) red-green color silent films. it was really good
Avatar 7:26pm northguineahills:

@Scraps: Considering nearly a quarter of my house is filled w/ musical media, I agree.
Avatar 7:29pm TDK60:

This is a rekkids show? LPs? my favorite, even over tapes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:29pm JtotheK:

Flash @7:13pm - over the years I've come to enjoy the interaction with LPs/45s but lately especially enjoy the thought that goes into pruning. My collection/interests have changed the past 15+ years (I was incredibly intimidated by the 45 world up until a few years ago). 3-4 times a year I'll go through my LP collection and what hasn't been listened to in a while I debate in my head trading in to area stores. I'm glad you spun the Lateef record, as it's a reminder to keep that hard filed!
Avatar 7:31pm northguineahills:

Considering it takes me 10 years to listen to everything, that probably won't help me. (but I do listen to everything).
Avatar 7:31pm TDK60:

...spin those platters daddio who cares about all that audiophile stuff, long as it don't skip too much...
Avatar 7:36pm hyde:

Avatar 7:36pm Flash Strap:

Hi there TDK! Hy there Hyde!
Avatar 7:38pm Flash Strap:

love this cover: img.discogs.com...
Avatar 7:42pm TDK60:

Elvira is classy; what country?
Avatar 7:42pm Flash Strap:

Avatar 7:43pm Flash Strap:

love how these guys do very minimal vocal interjections
Avatar 7:44pm TDK60:

I heard about that country once, south of here?
Avatar 7:45pm Flash Strap:

Los Millonarios / Los Diplomaticos are from Colombia, btw. next thing after them is i think a Dominican / Puerto Rico release
Avatar 7:45pm Flash Strap:

@TDK: quite, just
Avatar 7:46pm hyde:

well, i'm sorry about the hard drive, but this is aces
Avatar 7:47pm Flash Strap:

thanks, it'll be fine it just won't be free

but as soon as i realized what I had to do for tonight's show I thought, well that will be great and fun
Avatar 7:48pm northguineahills:

Good on you for improvising, Evan! I once showed at a gig straight after work and we couldn't get the turntables to work. I just bought a laptop, and only had my music uploaded to it w/ no mixing software. So, I ended up tandeming YouTube videos and my mp3s all night. (I still brought two flight cases to work and to the club and back home for nothing.)
Avatar 7:50pm northguineahills:

(I've seen other djs just quit in similar situations as yours, Evan. And as hyde said, this Aces all the way)
Avatar 7:51pm Flash Strap:

ah well, hard to quit when you know you have 2 working turntables and room full of slabs, but i appreciate it
Avatar 7:56pm Little Danny:

Got ya on in the background as I scrambled to pull records. Soooo good thusfar!

Also glad that NGH is here for the sonidos
Avatar 7:58pm Flash Strap:

LD! Hello fello!
Avatar 7:58pm Flash Strap:

this woman was a member of Puerto Rico's senate!
Avatar 8:01pm northguineahills:

Boriquena estas borracha (looks at title). I guess that was obvious.
Avatar 8:02pm Flash Strap:

she's rather broad with it, you could say
Avatar 8:03pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Evan and Explorers
Avatar 8:03pm northguineahills:

err... esta (I can't even verb in English, what do you expect?)
Avatar 8:04pm northguineahills:

I always think this is going to be Nurse W/ Wound every time I hear it.
Avatar 8:05pm TDK60:

does some WFMU DJ use this tune's intro horns for a program bed?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:05pm melinda:

hi folks!
Avatar 8:06pm TDK60:

NGH: Oh! That must be it, a NWW tape I have. ha
Avatar 8:06pm northguineahills:

(Steven Stapleton sampled "Tabu")
Avatar 8:07pm hyde:

hi melinda!
Avatar 8:07pm Flash Strap:

Hi Melinda! Hi Coelacanth!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:09pm doctorjazz:

Time to head out, great improvising (still love hearing vinyl, even though my player at home is acting up). Until next time (probably listen in the car...)
Avatar 8:10pm Flash Strap:

safe journeys Doc!
Avatar 8:11pm Flash Strap:

just picked this record up the other day! love the Cuban Boys so much
Avatar 8:13pm Flash Strap:

they did sound better in the 78 era, more or less, but this is still a fun LP to have around
Avatar 8:13pm Flash Strap:

produced by Creed Taylor, never noticed that
Avatar 8:17pm TDK60:

ABC Paramount had lots of fun LPs.
Avatar 8:35pm TDK60:

aw nice, i'm kickin' back..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:36pm melinda:

Love the organ.
Avatar 8:37pm Flash Strap:

good, TDK!

@melinda: me too, sort of sluggish and odd sounding instrument, kind of psychedelic in its odd way
Avatar 8:39pm TDK60:

yes! proto-psych organ like in Ed Wood.
Avatar 8:40pm northguineahills:

Thanks Evan, I'm leaving work now! Ciao-sers!
Avatar 8:40pm hyde:

bye ngh!
Avatar 8:41pm Flash Strap:

enjoy your shore leave, NGH
Avatar 8:45pm hyde:

the spaceagepop page on Werner Muller badmouths "Werner Müller Plays Leroy Anderson", but that sounds kind of good to me. has anyone heard it?
Avatar 8:48pm burke:

Avatar 8:48pm just julia:

omg LOU! also hi y'all
Avatar 8:50pm TDK60:

bongos, 12 strings, man
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:50pm JtotheK:

whoa whoa whoa ... guitars and bongos, with the Tammys? new to me - and fantastic!!!
Avatar 8:51pm Flash Strap:

Hi Just Julia, friend of show, reason I have that Lou record!
Avatar 8:51pm Flash Strap:

it is fantastic
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:53pm JtotheK:

(and brief internet research finds that guitars and bongos was issued on 45...gonna have to seek that out at area record shop...)
Avatar 8:53pm Little Danny:

Great version! Love the swanky guitar
Avatar 8:54pm Flash Strap:

Billy Mure is sometimes, not all the time, really cool
Avatar 8:55pm just julia:

glad you're spreading lou christie's good word, my friend, glad you're spinning that odd record and enjoying it. and JtotheK - the b-side "merry go round" is so, so tasty, hope you find it!
Avatar 8:56pm TDK60:

Can picture grandpa in '62 in his bathrobe, slippers, pipe listening to this on the box, reading National Geographic or Life.
Avatar 8:57pm Flash Strap:

Just Julia has been spreading the good word of Lou Christie and I am a recent convert. got another cut i might play next set
Avatar 8:59pm Flash Strap:

picture that grandpa as me and you are describing my life
Avatar 9:02pm Flash Strap:

I've played this track before if I recall, but this is the first time since actually getting the LP, which is extremely good
Avatar 9:05pm Flash Strap:

such a cool version of deep night. one of these nights i should play rudy vallee's
  9:10pm Anthony!:

I keep asking this question but why hasn’t technology figured out a way to eliminate inner groove distortion?
Avatar 9:11pm Flash Strap:

Hi Anthony!
  9:12pm Anthony:

Avatar 9:12pm Flash Strap:

there are ways i guess but they aren't perfect it seems
Avatar 9:12pm Little Danny:

GREAT set! S&J's Hawaiian records (there are 3 I think) are all terrific
Avatar 9:14pm Flash Strap:

I need to get ALL of the S&J records, they're so great. I just have this and a ruined s/t, the one with Slave Girl
  9:14pm Anthony!:

Like with a laser powered turntable? No stylus damage. We could have done this by now.
Avatar 9:16pm Flash Strap:

there's this thing they do with a weird science liquid that coats the grooves and smooths them out that the Luaka Bop guys were telling me about once. that sounded pretty good, not sure what it was made of though
Avatar 9:16pm TDK60:

scientific expertise misplaced Anthony-- convertible cars to the Sun y'know.
  9:19pm pastureized:

I like the vinyl warble though! Sort of adds to each record's character as an individual artifact imo
Is this show typically all-digital?
  9:21pm Anthony!:

It’s just a missed opportunity. If BSR had invented a laser turntable they would still be in business. I don’t mind the warble, I don’t like the distortion at the end of a side. Drove me crazy. Especially on Pink Floyd and yes records.
Avatar 9:21pm Flash Strap:

it's usually a healthy mix. Hi Pasteurized!
  9:22pm Dean:

Can't say I've experienced a lot of IGD, though I know all kinds of distortion. I suspect the issue is mostly one related to equipment quality: good turntables well-tended will mitigate the problem.
Avatar 9:23pm Flash Strap:

Hi Dean
  9:23pm pastureized:

yeah, distortion is a different beast, and can def be frustrating
Avatar 9:24pm coelacanth∅:

i've never been bothered by inner groove distortion. maybe if i listened using a bsr turntable now (i did when i was 15) i would be!
Avatar 9:24pm TDK60:

also have to watch the dust that builds up.
Avatar 9:26pm TDK60:

I know it's frustrating to have to interrupt a dazzling Yes suite, to clean dust off an needle.
Avatar 9:27pm still b/p:

“Savor them sparingly.” They’re not the boss of me.
Avatar 9:28pm coelacanth∅:

i'm in the habit of not only washing my record at each play but brushing the needle as well, with a very soft brush; and occasionally blowing out the whole area with canned air.
i ruined too many albums before i learned.
Avatar 9:29pm Little Danny:

I was just think how curiously atmospheric this bare organ stuff is. Twilight lounge vibes.
  9:30pm Anthony!:

I don’t have a turntable. I am all hard drives now. But if there was a way to get rid of that, I would get a stereo system again.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31pm JtotheK:

Leave it to Little Danny to join the comments board to talk about his "bare organ" enjoyment. Har har har. Hi Danny!
  9:32pm Anthony!:

Lol@ TDK giving me crap about my prog obsession.
Avatar 9:32pm Little Danny:

Oh J2tK you
  9:32pm Anthony!:

I thought the organ sound bed was a nice touch.
Avatar 9:33pm Little Danny:

2 different variants of that Hawaii cover!! Were you speaking of the photo one or the one with the record with sort of a 3D cutout thing going on?
  9:34pm Anthony!:

Do you DJ s have record lockers over at the station?
Avatar 9:34pm still b/p:

After seeing mega-magnified images of phono needle gouging and plowing out the grooves....creating curly shavings and tendrils of vinyl, I never forgot it. Wasn’t really more diligent about cleaning and such, but the horror, the damage, haunted me for good.
Avatar 9:35pm Flash Strap:

@LD: the latter
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35pm JtotheK:

Re: Bare Organ talk -- I /finally/ watched the Korla Pandit documentary. Recommended!
Avatar 9:37pm Flash Strap:

this song is G E N I U S
  9:37pm Anthony!:

@still there are people out there who make high resolution copies of LPs at 24 bits 192k resolution. Records that have never been played. You get the best of analogue with th benefits of hi res digital.
  9:37pm Dean:

I recall, c.1985, visiting my favorite stereo equipment store, where they first played my copy of Sequentia's first "Ordo Virtutum" (3 LPs) pre-cleaning, then ran a disk through the Keith Monk machine. They played it again. Stunning improvement!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:38pm JtotheK:

Re: Bare Organ talk and Korla Pandit, cont. - I also learned about the Korla Pandit 45 'Brazilian Baion bw Turkish Dance'. Yet another 45 to look for. Danny - do you know that one? Worth checking out!
Avatar 9:39pm Little Danny:

Yep! That "Turkish Dance" 45 is my very favorite Pandit recording
Avatar 9:40pm TDK60:

Anthony, not at all, I dig Yes, not all of it. I understand why some may not like 'em (psych cheesiness?) but.. "Relayer" = my fave. "Close to the Edge" is really trippy; interrupting *that* for a dust-off may have sent people over the edge. So I like Yes, but don't tell any smirky post-punkers tho, I'm tryin' to keep clear of the Prog Police.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:41pm JtotheK:

@Danny - I should have performed internet research. Apparently you spun 'Turkish Dance' on your show a few years ago, a show in which I was tuned in and commenting no less. Ugh.
  9:42pm Anthony!:

No problem. If you have a digital drop box I can drop some hi res yes into it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:42pm JtotheK:

@Danny, cont: We also discussed Ken Nordine 'Hot Sake' 45 during that show. Ah....memories!
  9:44pm Anthony!:

My favorite yes was actually Drama...the most new wave yes album, save 90210
Avatar 9:44pm TDK60:

...and I like The Fall too...how can that be? (shhhh!...)
Avatar 9:45pm coelacanth∅:

TDK relayer, on my "perfect albums" list. along with close to the edge a love fragile. i don't care if it had a hit song!
  9:45pm Anthony!:

I just got into the fall after that dude died. I was late at the game and there were no clear entry points.
  9:46pm Dean:

Once heard an A/B of A) Close to the Edge, first pressing, so-so quality, and B) Mobile Fidelity remaster of the album. Both had their high points, but the beat-up early disk was really vibrant.

Fave Yes album: Tales. Close to the Edge comes next, then the earlier stuff. Relayer was a bit of a let-down.
Avatar 9:47pm TDK60:

Yes Anth. & Coelanth: dig those LPs too. (shhhhh!....)
  9:48pm Anthony!:

Is this mento?
  9:48pm Dean:

Have adored The Fall from the beginning.
Avatar 9:49pm Flash Strap:

Sorry I've been scramblin over here
Avatar 9:49pm Flash Strap:

@anthony: calypso
  9:49pm Anthony!:

Anyone know what the difference between the Motown label and the Gordy imprint?
Avatar 9:50pm coelacanth∅:

...actually "the yes album" is just as up there for me. maybe i'll call that perfect also; i must listen again.
Avatar 9:51pm TDK60:

Coel; that's a good-in too, their most rockin'! Chris Squire was a great bassist.
Avatar 9:51pm coelacanth∅:

gordy maybe not as "commercial"?
Avatar 9:51pm coelacanth∅:

starship trooper!!
  9:52pm Anthony!:

Fragile is overrated. The yes album underrated. @coela, i think you are right.
  9:52pm Dean:

...which brings to mind Yessongs, one helluvan amazing live album that doesn't quite get the respect it deserves.
Avatar 9:53pm TDK60:

I'm gettin' nervous now, the 3 or 4 of us admitting in public our Yes affinities, we may have to scram soon....keep an eye out....
Avatar 9:53pm Flash Strap:

haha i step away for a second and you guys are talking prog... always one step away from chaos
  9:53pm Dean:

No shame whatsoever. Yes were spectacular, exotic even!
Avatar 9:54pm coelacanth∅:

i've *liked* the fall from the beginning, then got really tired of the lack of evolution; but after M E.S died i heard (on these here airwaves) some fall stuff i'd never heard that blew my mind.
Avatar 9:54pm Flash Strap:

for my money Jon&Vangelis is better than Yes
Avatar 9:54pm burke:

Very stirring cri de coeur from Chalkdust.
Avatar 9:54pm coelacanth∅:

and you're supplying the soundtrack,Evan!
  9:55pm Anthony!:

Flash, I don’t listen to the stream often, but this is a good show so I will tune in from now on. I gave you a try because the guy on the main stream played my dads music.
Avatar 9:55pm Little Danny:

Fuck, every time I hear Les Baxter I immediately NEED to play Les Baxter
Avatar 9:56pm Little Danny:

Thanks for the journey, Flash!
Avatar 9:57pm Little Danny:

Sail/Sale on here/hear wontcha please? wfmu.org...
Avatar 9:57pm TDK60:

Thanks for the sounds DJ Strap.
Avatar 9:57pm coelacanth∅:

Anthony -fragile may be overrated because it had the breakthrough hit on it, but (despite the lack of continuity) it does have some spectacular songs...roundabout being one of them.
  9:57pm Anthony!:

Very good sound beds as well.
Avatar 9:57pm hyde:

  9:58pm Dean:

Jon and Vangelis (released as Vangelis in '75) was among the first LPs I purchased at the venerable Moby Disc in Van Nuys. Good, but no way was their partnership better than Yes's finest, mentioned by many above.
  9:58pm Dean:

"Heaven and Hell," I mean.
Avatar 9:58pm Flash Strap:

Thanks Anthony! drop in anytime my friend
Avatar 9:58pm coelacanth∅:

(...heart of the sunrise; south side of the sky...)
  9:59pm Anthony!:

Coel, it is love fragile but you hit the nail on the head.
Avatar 9:59pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Evan! take care!
Avatar 9:59pm Flash Strap:

@Dean: I'm being contrarian, but I'll also stubbornly stand on my stupid opinion and continue to hold it. Private Collection is my fave
Avatar 9:59pm Flash Strap:

thanks all, best of nights to you!
  10:00pm Anthony!:

Have a good one.
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