Favoriting Explorers Room with Flash Strap: Playlist from June 4, 2020 Favoriting

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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 4, 2020: Heavy Days

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments
  Intro          
Little Francisco Greaves  Moving-Grooving   Favoriting Hiko-Iko / Moving-Grooving 7"  Seagraves  196/7?  Panama 
Norma Jean & Ray J.  Raising Hell   Favoriting Raising Hell  Hep' Me Records  1974   
Mer-Da  Long Burn The Fire   Favoriting Long Burn The Fire  Janus  1972  aka Black Merda 
Link Wray  Fire and Brimstone   Favoriting Link Wray  Polydor  1971   
Kool and Together  Sittin' On A Red Hot Stove   Favoriting Kool and Together  Heavy Light  2011  released as single (in truncated vers.) 1977 
Fannie Lou Hamer  Interview 1968   Favoriting        
The Isley Brothers  Ohio / Machine Gun   Favoriting Givin' It Back  T-Neck  1971   
Chairmen Of The Board  Skin I'm In   Favoriting Skin I'm In  Invictus Records  1974   
King Khan feat. Ian Svenonius  Hurtin' Class   Favoriting Hurtin Class 7"  Ernest Jenning Record Co. / Khannibalism  2015   
Francis Bebey  Heavy Ghetto   Favoriting Heavy Ghetto, Anti Apartheid Makossa  Ozileka  1985   
Wild Fire  The Rebels   Favoriting Time Is the Answer  Wild Fire  1980   
Family of Percussion & Archie Shepp  Here Comes the Family   Favoriting Here Comes the Family  Någarå  1981   

Music behind DJ:
 

Bells of My Soul  

 

 

 

 
Sun Araw  The Stakeout (feat. W. Giacchi)   Favoriting On Patrol  Not Not Fun / Sun Ark  2010   
Keith Hudson  Hunting   Favoriting The Black Breast Has Produced Her Best, Flesh Of My Skin Blood Of My Blood  Mamba  1974   
African Head Charge  Many Generations   Favoriting Drastic Season  On-U Sound  1983   
Patrick Cowley  Nightcrawler   Favoriting School Daze  Dark Entries  2013  rec. 1973-1981 
Craig Leon  Donkeys Bearing Cups   Favoriting Nommos  Takoma  1981   
Holger Czukay  Sudetenland   Favoriting Rome Remains Rome  Virgin  1987   
Sunburned Hand of the Man  Fire Escape   Favoriting Fire Escape  Smalltown Supersound  2007   
Formation Boyz  Jungle Anthem   Favoriting Gqom Oh! The Sound Of Durban Vol. 1  Gqom Oh!  2016   
Suns Of Arqa featuring Prince Far-I  Throw Away Your Guns, Whatchagonnadoonthejudgementday   Favoriting G.D. Magick  Antler Records  1983   
The Upsetters  Upsetting Rhythm #2   Favoriting 14 Dub Blackboard Jungle  Auralux  2004  bonus track on reissued version of 1973 album 

Music behind DJ:
Sun Araw 

The Stakeout: Reprise (feat. W. Giacchi)   Favoriting

On Patrol 

 

 

 
Brother Ah and the Sounds of Awareness  The Void   Favoriting Key to Nowhere  Divine Records  1983   
Lancelot Layne  Kamboulay   Favoriting Blow 'Way  Cree  2017  rec. 1985? 
Meridian Brothers y Grupo Renacimiento  La Policia   Favoriting La Policia / Poema del Salsero Resentido 7"  Names You Can Trust  2018   
The Silvertones  Carmen   Favoriting Panama! 3 – Calypso Panameno, Guajira Jazz & Cumbia Tipica On The Isthmus 1960​-​75  Soundway  2009   

Music behind DJ:
 

Borderline Montuna  

 

 

 

 


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Flash Strap:

Playlist image: Cuban OSPAAL poster, "Solidarity with the People of Angola"
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Flash Strap:

OSPAAAL, i should say
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chresti:

Hi Flash and roomies!
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listener james from westwood:

How do, Flash and all?
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Flash Strap:

Hello friends!
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WR:

The groove changes, stream rotation supplanted by a room full of explorers. Moving Grooving !
  7:02pm
JtotheK:

Hi Flash & Explorers!
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Flash Strap:

Hi Chresti! hi James! WR!
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Flash Strap:

Hi there JtotheK!
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Fuzzy:

Jumpin' Flash Strap it's a gasgasgas! Howdy all!
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Carmichael:

Ugh!
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Flash Strap:

Hi Fuzzy! Dilo Carmichael!
  7:04pm
passiflora:

grateful to have electricity after 17 hours without
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Flash Strap:

Hi Passiflora! I'm glad you're back on the grid, what happened? 17 hours is long
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WR:

Oh, wow, @passiflora! Are you in S. California? I have co worker there (Im in NYC) and he said that there were planned blackouts to go with the curfew but the power didn't come back on as scheduled this morning.
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passiflora:

derecho winds
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Flash Strap:

love this Link cut, he's so beautiful man
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Little Danny:

Heya Flash 'n' all
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Flash Strap:

Heya LD!
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WR:

I was looking for something else from Link Wray when that came out so didn't fully appreciate it. My loss.
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TDK60:

Hello.
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Flash Strap:

yeah it's not Rumble when you want Rumble, no doubt - it's its own thing, somewhat limited but very unique & its best moments are transcendent
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Flash Strap:

hi TDK!
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hyde:

Hello!
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Flash Strap:

Hi Hyde!
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doctorjazz:

Hi Flash and all!
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WR:

52 years ago Ms Hamer said that.
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Flash Strap:

hi Doc, how goes?
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Flash Strap:

@WR: it fucks me up, it really does man
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Frog Mover:

Hey everyone! Love this Isley version! So powerful!
  7:22pm
passiflora:

@WR, I am not! I wouldn't doubt that they're doing that
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TDK60:

(Looking above): I have a pamphlet on some of those OSPAAAL posters.
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Flash Strap:

Hey Frog Mo! yeah the voice-guitar solo is wrenching, i can't believe how good it is
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Flash Strap:

@TDK: love OSPAAAL posters, each one is basically a perfect expression of concept
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hyde:

Good stuff. I'm not sure I've heard this before
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Flash Strap:

what a vocal
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Flash Strap:

what an immortal vocal, my god
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Flash Strap:

uncredited players on this UNBELIEVABLE Chairmen track: Bernie Worrell, Eddie Hazel, Billy "Bass" Nelson
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Flash Strap:

just wait for the instrumental, it's an atom bomb going off
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Flash Strap:

god i love that
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:35pm
Franco Twinkie:

Flash, bring it on! We've been shoveling in the dumplings and sesame noodles. Now where's my pipe?
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Flash Strap:

this from a series of King Khan singles recorded for the soundtrack of a documentary on The Invaders, the Memphis black power group
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Flash Strap:

Hey Franco! it's always where you last left it but who the fuck knows where that is
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TDK60:

Hola Franco, you're making me hungry again...
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Flash Strap:

a perfect feeling from Bebey here
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Flash Strap:

liner notes: "As my people often does, I sing my sorrow, crying and dancing at the same time. It is in this way that we succeeded in surviving injustice and vicissitudes in the past few centuries.
Any human being, whatever nationality, race or religion, is welcome to sing with me and help turn today's despair into happiness for all in the future.
Peace and love to everyone."
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WR:

Cooking dinner so not commenting much but this show is super hot, powerful. Thank you.
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Frog Mover:

Lovin this cut! Been listening to Psychedelic Sanza from Bebey recently.
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Franco Twinkie:

Hey hey TDK! I just noticed I gave the crotch of my pants a good soaking of sesame tahini sauce. Shall we dance?
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Flash Strap:

@WR: my pleasure friend
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Flash Strap:

@frog mo: Bebey is a king, love that one
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Flash Strap:

Wild Fire taking the righteous stance here
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Frog Mover:

@flash thought so! Lotta jungle vibes there.
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Flash Strap:

"if you don't like the effects, don't produce the cause" basically
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Doug Schulkind:

Bebey was a renaissance man. Author, historian, journalist, composer, broadcaster, etc. And a good heart.
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TDK60:

Bailamos Franco, 7 feet apart! Or using the jru unit Handy came up with (I think). Though, I prefer the mfu. [jru = joey ramone unit of distance; mfu = mick fleetwood unit.]
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Franco Twinkie:

WR, that's was what memories are made of, jumping around in front of The Elevators when you're fifteen. Yow!
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Flash Strap:

@Frog mo: all his records are great, basically. oh, what Doug said!
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Flash Strap:

Hi Doug! correct as ever. Bebey is such an insipiration
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jaywbabcock:

Great music for exhausting times. Thank you Evan
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Flash Strap:

My right honourable pleasure Jay
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TDK60:

Some great funky tunes .
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chresti:

You said it, TDK60, great funky tunes.
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TDK60:

Hola Chresti.
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Franco Twinkie:

WR, in the summer of 1966 I was 10/11 and You're Gonna Miss Me was getting airplay on KFWB in Los Angeles. In August we drove up to San Francisco in our new car, and the anticipation of getting there had me totally jacked. We were approaching the city from the south on the 101, and we were next to the airport You're Gonna Miss Me came on KYA which was one of the powerhouse AM stations at the time. I was so berserk with joy, I was jumping up and down in the back seat. It was on constant rotation the whole time we were there.
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steveo:

Hey Evan - good to hear you!
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chresti:

Hola TDK60. I just over-served myself noodles, I'm afraid I am not used to it.
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TDK60:

There were definitely armed white vigilantes in Newark.
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chresti:

That's hairy scary, as a friend said.
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Flash Strap:

@TDK: no doubt
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Flash Strap:

hey steveo!
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TDK60:

Dig the Sun Araw. I think I understand what the rap is. Sort of like the baseballer Yogi Berra said, you can observe a lot by looking. ?
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chresti:

Haha, I remember Yogi Berra.
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Flash Strap:

i can dig that TDK
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Flash Strap:

i'm thinking too of inverting cop-mindset concepts, getting yourself to a place between passive and aggressive
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chresti:

Great selection, selector Flash!
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Flash Strap:

merciful thanks chresti
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βrian:

That mindset would be a hyphen.
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Flash Strap:

hi-brian
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hyde:

Wow. Haven't heard African Head Charge in a loooong time!
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TDK60:

Saw there were big demos in England- London, Bristol, etc. // Just saw a news item that says supposedly half of US citizens support sending out the military. If that's true...
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Flash Strap:

@TDK: those figures seemed a little weird to me - there's also stats that say more than half support the protests. they're always trying to launder support for aggression with skewed demographic polls; but then again this is America
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Frog Mover:

This Cowley has so much intense stereo space!
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Flash Strap:

it's such a world, yeah
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Flash Strap:

deep & dark in here
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TDK60:

Flash, I hesitated to post that as I know info/data can differ. But if that does happen, will the military constrain the violent, out of control police?
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Flash Strap:

i would say, no way in hell they would
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TDK60:

Flash, that was what some call a rhetorical question. But thanks, I agree.
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Flash Strap:

I figured but yet many feel this way!
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WR:

Franco, cool to hear about You're Gonna Miss Me having lots of radio play in California at that time. I read articles saying that but great to hear it from a ear witness.
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TDK60:

Such people are not invited to my partee. And if that offends anybody, good.
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Flash Strap:

@WR, Franco: that is so cool to picture, just flipping on the sounds and Miss Me pouring out. ya gotta love music, man
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WR:

Sad thing is that even in Texas I could not find their records in the stores.
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Frog Mover:

This song's a mind blower!
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Flash Strap:

@TDK: with ya
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Flash Strap:

@frog mo: this craig leon stuff is so heavy and nasty sometimes i can't believe it exists the way it does
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TDK60:

Ok, gonna dance round the apt. a bit....
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Frog Mover:

@flash my perfect rave!
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Flash Strap:

just picked up a phys. copy of this, which I never had, and gave it the sort of sacred 1st LP-listen. Incredible how side a is one of the best records ever made and side b is sort of inescapably embarrassing (laregly due to Sheldon Ancel's vocals - that guy ruined so many latter-day krautrock projects, it's crazy)
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Flash Strap:

if you're gonna sing on a Czukay record, it's really better if your name is Czukay or Suzuki
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βrian:

Having "Voix Bulgares" flashbacks ...
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Flash Strap:

on the other hand, i also picked up Czukay's Movies & there could hardly be a more perfect record imo
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Flash Strap:

@brian: nice
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TDK60:

The voice is usually my deciding factor if I can take a band or not. When I first listened to Neil Young's early solo LPs, I asked myself, "Do I really wanna listen to a guy that sounds like Mickey Mouse?" But, I got used to it.
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chresti:

Haha
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βrian:

@TDK60: So how did Norah Jones fare that test?
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Flash Strap:

I love Neil's weird voice, like a messed-up angel
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hyde:

Like brian, I had total La voix bulgares flashbacks from that last one
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melinda:

hi friends
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Flash Strap:

hi Melinda!
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βrian:

(I gotta say, she slew me before I even finished my first bated breath. I couldn't even parse the lyrics.)
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TDK60:

Then there was Rod Stewart. I really /did/ like that sandpaper voice; plus, he was sexy.
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Flash Strap:

the next track has been described as "backbreaking"
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βrian:

Kind of reminds me of the monkey chant. Very percussive vocals.
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Flash Strap:

Durban, South Africa's homegrown club sound. really wild scene
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Flash Strap:

i totally get that Brian
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chresti:

It took me a long time to get used to Bob Dylan's voice after it changed.
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βrian:

Do you recall the original? Something javanese?
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Flash Strap:

the monkey chant is from Bali – interesting form born of traditional Balinese music and the outside influence of Werner Spies, a fellow-traveler of the Surrealists. I saw it performed once in Bali
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Flash Strap:

excuse me, Walter Spies
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Flash Strap:

one of THE great hype intros imo
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coelacanth∅:

greetings Evan and Explorers
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Flash Strap:

hi Coelacanth!
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Doug Schulkind:

Prince Far I: beatific creative force; victim of gun violence.
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Flash Strap:

i forgot about that, god damn
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melinda:

@Flash you've been to Bali? cool.
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coelacanth∅:

bali was one of my aunt's 2 favorite places
(and she went to a lot of places)
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Flash Strap:

@melinda: it was a lucky circumstance that brought me there and a really magical experience, what a unique country
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Flash Strap:

god i have so much admiration for this track
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TDK60:

This is perty. Helps me relax some, as I've been a bit angsty recently.
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doctorjazz:

I lost my harmonica, Albert!
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Doug Schulkind:

I will be dedicating almost an hour to the music of Brother Ah tomorrow morning.
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Flash Strap:

perfect! Doug I look very much forward to that
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Flash Strap:

this is truly one of the greatest uses of lyric
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Flash Strap:

very few venerate the lyric as Lancelot Layne does
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melinda:

@dr.jazz haha
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TDK60:

Wow, never heard this Lancelot. Did his homework.
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WR:

You played Lancelot Layne before?
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Flash Strap:

i know, it's just a breathless kaleidoscopic history of the west indies, the slave trade, and the use of the drum in multiple rebellions, among other things
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Flash Strap:

@WR; a few times, including this track. but i couldn't help playing it again!

his material is scarce but very very very good; the originator of Rapso
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Flash Strap:

his motif of saying "remember the ___?" is really charming to me
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WR:

Yes, excellent and well worth hearing multiple times.!!!
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Flash Strap:

i adore it, i really count it among Calypso's many great and shining achievements
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Flash Strap:

insanely cool groove from the Silvertones here
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slawooy:

Saw last night a movie ‘I’m not here’ on cumbia loving enclave of Monterey in Mexico. Great movie. They would slow the beat down so songs would play longer.
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TDK60:

Well thanks so much Flash. Stay safe, sane, and, wash your hands. Till next time..
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Flash Strap:

@slawooy: that sounds like a must-see
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Flash Strap:

my pleasure TDK - same to you
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doctorjazz:

Great stuff, Flash (this Silvertones groove is indeed wonderful). Thanks, till next time!
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Flash Strap:

thanks Doc, have a great one til we meet again
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Little Danny:

Thank you Evan!
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Little Danny:

Y'all are invited to the potluck next door. Bring a casserole of your choosing! wfmu.org...
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WR:

Thank you Evan, powerful show. Segment on the Life Magazine Newark coverage very well done and powerful. Ignited major discussion at our house.
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coelacanth∅:

Thanks Evan!
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chresti:

Thanks Flash!
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Flash Strap:

Thanks all, much love – much love
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Passaic River Blues:

Flash, you should read Ron Porambo's "No Cause for Indictment: An Autopsy of Newark," a truly excellent account of what led up to 1967 and the falsification of evidence against protestors and failure to hold police and National Guardsmen accountable afterwards. It was republished in 2007: books.google.com...
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Flash Strap:

I should, yes – I'd be interested to see if they make mention of this LIFE magazine incident
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