Options Maraschino Melodrama with DJ Shangri-La: Playlist from September 29, 2020 Options

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Be shaken. Be stirred. A whimsical wham-bam of exotic enchantments, sleazy oddities, pop fancies, and swingin’ slingers broadcast from Ridgewood, NYC’s very own Shangri-Lounge. Best served chilled, garnished with signature swizzle schtick.

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Options September 29, 2020: Islandia

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Spank Rock  Touch Me   Options 0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Nat Wright  Fantasy   Options 0:03:38 (Pop‑up)
Houston & Dorsey  Ebb Tide   Options 0:06:23 (Pop‑up)
Johnny Wells  Lonely Moon   Options 0:10:13 (Pop‑up)
The Islanders  Blue Rain   Options 0:12:49 (Pop‑up)
The Cross Fires  Polynesian Limbo   Options 0:14:36 (Pop‑up)
Bailey's Nervous Kats  First Love   Options 0:16:26 (Pop‑up)
Andy Williams  Lips of Wine   Options 0:18:46 (Pop‑up)
Waikikis  Sugar Moon   Options 0:24:14 (Pop‑up)
Roy Orbison  Leah   Options 0:26:55 (Pop‑up)
Lenny & the Thundertones  Moon of Manakoora   Options 0:28:05 (Pop‑up)
Dave Apollon  Meadowland   Options 0:31:16 (Pop‑up)
Dinah Shore  Blue Canary   Options 0:33:29 (Pop‑up)
Don Ralke  Four Paces East   Options 0:36:26 (Pop‑up)
Earl Grant  Beyond the Reef   Options 0:38:52 (Pop‑up)
Paul Muriat  Last Night   Options 0:41:52 (Pop‑up)
La Femme  L'hawaienne   Options 0:46:25 (Pop‑up)
The Monzas  Forever Walks a Drifter   Options 0:54:07 (Pop‑up)
The Mysterious Men  Mister Jungle   Options 0:57:18 (Pop‑up)
The Palms & Lefty Bates Band  Edna   Options 0:59:24 (Pop‑up)
The Warriors  Watusi Wedding   Options 1:02:07 (Pop‑up)
Johnnie & Jack  Lonely Island Pearl   Options 1:03:59 (Pop‑up)
The Enchanters  Tum-Tiki   Options 1:07:58 (Pop‑up)
Bruce Norman Quintent  Keeper of the Sea   Options 1:09:52 (Pop‑up)
Harold & Bob & the Spitfires  Jungle Beat   Options 1:11:34 (Pop‑up)
Billy Mure  Theme for the Lonely   Options 1:14:35 (Pop‑up)
The Everly Brothers  All I Have to Do Is Dream   Options 1:17:02 (Pop‑up)
The Vibrents  The Breeze & I   Options 1:19:23 (Pop‑up)
Pinto Varez  Cavalca Beat   Options 1:21:44 (Pop‑up)
Alex Knack  Polynesian Hay Ride   Options 1:24:17 (Pop‑up)
Bobby Darin  Nature Boy   Options 1:28:17 (Pop‑up)
The Shelltones  Blue Castaway   Options 1:30:34 (Pop‑up)
Arthur Lyman  Taboo Tu   Options 1:33:05 (Pop‑up)
The Neutrons  Sorrow at Sunset   Options 1:35:36 (Pop‑up)
Lani Kai  Batik   Options 1:38:03 (Pop‑up)
Lynn Tanner  Moonlight Girl   Options 1:40:23 (Pop‑up)
John Buck & His Blazers  Forbidden City   Options 1:42:37 (Pop‑up)
Rosemary with Stan Applebaum  Undiscovered Island   Options 1:44:38 (Pop‑up)
Johnny Kay's Artistocrats  Maid of the Mist   Options 1:52:05 (Pop‑up)
Gary Warren  Midnight Rain   Options 1:52:29 (Pop‑up)
The Blue Jeans  DJ Theme   Options 1:54:54 (Pop‑up)
Peggy Lee  Sea Fever   Options 1:57:12 (Pop‑up)
The Fleetwoods  Come Softly to Me   Options 2:00:49 (Pop‑up)

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Avatar 6:01pm Martinibomb:

Time for Marascino Melodrama with Dj Shangri-La!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:02pm Rich in Washington:

Hello!
Avatar 6:03pm Martinibomb:

This is perfect!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:03pm WR:

Light them up! Peacocks make lots of noise.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:03pm Aitch:

More new shows, brain getting crowded.
Avatar 6:04pm chresti:

Hi Shangri-lounge!
Avatar 6:04pm shangri-lounge:

Please refrain from feeding the peacocks any chicken fingers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:06pm Gaylord Fields:

Hi, DJ Shangri-La! So glad you found a thatched home here on this stream!
Avatar 6:06pm shangri-lounge:

Wow, Gaylord, I'm so glad you are here. And of course everyone else!!
Avatar 6:08pm shangri-lounge:

Chresti is even back, too!
Avatar 6:09pm shangri-lounge:

Houston & Dorsey were originally a comedic duo. But, this is one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:09pm Webhamster Henry:

This is what I think about when I think about Maraschinos ... and how correctly to pronounce Maraschino. nypost.com...
  6:10pm Sweet Leilani:

This is perfect! Thx DJ Shangri-La! Hw did you know there were peacocks at Kona Village??? <3
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:10pm Oats of Fodder:

Now that was nice, floating down a river of dreams humming Ebb Tide.
Avatar 6:10pm Martinibomb:

one of my fave Halloween tracks right here Lonely Moooon love it
Avatar 6:11pm shangri-lounge:

Wow, well maraschino cherries are addictive, Webhamster.
Avatar 6:11pm Martinibomb:

Heeey Gaylord and Webham are here! Heyyyy fellas
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:11pm Webhamster Henry:

That story is such a TV movie that need to be made.
Avatar 6:12pm shangri-lounge:

let's get diablo cody to write the screenplay?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:13pm Gaylord Fields:

Aloha, Martinibomb!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:18pm Gaylord Fields:

What I love about amassing my exotica collection over the years is that for every LP I spent $$$ on, there are dozens that I paid ¢ for (not to mention those that were thrown in for nothing with some other record I actually ordered to serve as protective parcel stiffeners).
Avatar 6:19pm chresti:

Sweet Andy..
Avatar 6:19pm shangri-lounge:

Lol, yes, Gaylord. I got a very interesting voodoo music LP along with a Perez Prado LP. (For Free.)
Avatar 6:20pm shangri-lounge:

I wanna know who the guy in the background of this track saying "sweet and tasty lips" is though. Was he invited?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:21pm Webhamster Henry:

It's the Big Luau / Cocktail hour of the WFMU of bygone days.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:22pm Gaylord Fields:

@shangri-lounge: Maybe that was Andy's dad, giving unsolicited singing advice a la Murry Wilson.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:23pm Rich in Washington:

like that dad during Otis' show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:23pm Rich in Washington:

The Murray Wilson tapes are so cringe-inducing...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:24pm Gaylord Fields:

@Webhamster Henry: I had the honor of hosting a few Cocktail Hour fill-ins during my early WFMU days more than a quarter century ago.

@Rich in Washington: [shudder]
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:25pm Oats of Fodder:

That Murray Wilson Kentucky Fried Chicken commercial demo I could listen to all day though, in a crazed way. Just not those outtakes, so painful. I do like his Many Moods album, but I'm a nut.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:29pm Gaylord Fields:

@Oats of Fodder: I'm also a fan of Many Moods, and I play it for 85% sincere enjoyment. I've even included "Italia" on various mixes, and back when I briefly used talkover music, "Plumber's Tune" was my bed.
Avatar 6:29pm shangri-lounge:

I guess I have to look into this Big Luau/Cocktail Hour show! I didn't know about it. But I gotta be honest. I'm paying an homage to the infamous Tiki Gardens LP.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:29pm Rich in Washington:

The Many Mood Swings of Murray Wilson.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:31pm Oats of Fodder:

Fantastic Gaylord, I agree, has a lot to offer. Also enjoy the Sunray's LP he produced, super corny in places but fun.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:31pm Oats of Fodder:

Rich, haaaa.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:32pm Oats of Fodder:

What is the Tiki Gardens LP DJ?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:32pm Gaylord Fields:

@shangri-lounge: Those aforementioned shows were on in the '80s and '90s, before WFMU shows were archived.

@Rich in Washington: Bwahahaha! I think those moods were 1. fury 2. self-pity 3. fury mixed with self-pity.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:33pm Oats of Fodder:

Wow, I would have loved the FMU Cocktail shows. Who were the main hosts for those?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:34pm Gaylord Fields:

@Oats of Fodder: Way way back when I did a more cornball kinda show, that Sunrays song about the boy and the dog as sung by the dog's POV was in heavy rotation.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:35pm Oats of Fodder:

There's ol' pop Murry again, moving over from Andy to playing a Canary for Dinah.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:36pm Oats of Fodder:

So corny Gaylord, love it, ha.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:37pm Oats of Fodder:

Don Ralke is the tops, nice pick here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:38pm Rich in Washington:

These bongos!
Avatar 6:39pm Mr Fab:

Sooo nice to return from a virtual job interview to...bongos!
Avatar 6:39pm shangri-lounge:

we're gonna ~*slow it down*~ now with my guy Earl Grant.
Avatar 6:40pm shangri-lounge:

Hey, Mr. Fab! Hope it went well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:40pm Gaylord Fields:

The Cocktail Hour had a variety of rotating hosts over the years, which is how I got to air my cheapest records, though for a short while one dedicated host was a guy named Wayne Barker (no, not that Wayne Barker). I could only find one show archived, as hosted that week by Fabio: wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:41pm Rich in Washington:

The nice part about virtual job interviews is you can have sweatpants on below your nice dress shirt and/or tie, right?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:42pm Oats of Fodder:

Nice, bookmarked, will listen to that one... Thanks GF!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:42pm Gaylord Fields:

@Rich in Washington: [insert photo of Porky Pig]
Avatar 6:42pm Mr Fab:

Neither audio nor video worked at my end. She had to call me. My nice shirt was of no use. So much for that...

Gaylord! I listened to that Fabio archive - good stuff! Didn't know Fabioi had it in him.
Avatar 6:42pm shangri-lounge:

Ah wow, I gotta listen to this, Gaylord.
Avatar 6:44pm Martinibomb:

@Shangri -- lovely set tonight!
Avatar 6:45pm Mr Fab:

The Cocktail Hour was part of the '90s Lounge Revival. And we're bringin the Lounge Revival *Revival*. We're now as far away from the '90s revival, as the revival was from the original lounge era.
Avatar 6:45pm Martinibomb:

^pretttttty crazeee
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:46pm Gaylord Fields:

@Mr Fab: You can't spell "Fabio" without "Fab"!

@shangri-lounge: I have a feeling you will enjoy that blast from the WFMU past. And somewhere I have a low-bias cassette of one of the Cocktail Hours I did. If I dig it up, I'll see if I can have it archived as well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:47pm Rich in Washington:

@Gaylord: It used to sort of bug me that Porky wore no pants when I was very young.
Avatar 6:47pm Martinibomb:

@gaylord would lllllove to hear it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:48pm Rich in Washington:

This is a wonderfully peculiar track!
Avatar 6:48pm shangri-lounge:

Yes, I'd love to hear that, Gaylord!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:49pm Gaylord Fields:

@Mr Fab: I started buying lounge/exotica/e-z listening LPs in the 80s at Sally Anns and the like, mainly because they were dirt cheap, and also because all the "Beautiful Music" formats were dying and I wanted to preserve that music.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:50pm Oats of Fodder:

Still buying the beautiful music albums, since the 80s too. Rasputin's in Berkeley in the bay was my spot in the late 80s. Lately been buying a whole lot more too.
Avatar 6:51pm Martinibomb:

@gaylord that's the exact reason I started buying them heh
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:51pm Rich in Washington:

I'm diggin' the Beautiful Music revival that's happening on Friday evenings.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:52pm Oats of Fodder:

My start was in high school in the mid-80s and I had no reason/clue, it was very uncool at the time to have Martin Denny.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:53pm Rich in Washington:

There was also so much cool music in the used bins back then, too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:53pm Webhamster Henry:

I have some aircheck Cassettes from the Cocktail Hour too. I only have a few exotica records, so I rely on the on-air presentation of the dusty archives of exotica obsessives, mined from the dollar milk cartons under the record fair tables.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:53pm Gaylord Fields:

@Rich in Washington: And now Porky is the patron saint of Zoom meetings worldwide!

@Martinibomb @Oats of Fodder: We really are birds of a feather here!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:54pm Oats of Fodder:

I felt right at home a couple of years later in 1987 out of high school. The real connection happened when those re/search books came out and all sorts of cool folks started to connect big time.
Avatar 6:56pm shangri-lounge:

Now you can get 4 martin denny LP's re-released via Jackpot Records. :-p
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:57pm Rich in Washington:

Those Re/Search books definitely got me collecting again after sort of giving up on collecting. Raising toddlers and hoarding vinyl records didn't exactly go hand-in-hand, before that, too.
Avatar 6:57pm chresti:

Thanks Shangri- Lounge!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:57pm Gaylord Fields:

By the way, I've done a couple of Beautiful Music re-creations, one on the air five years ago, and one as a fundraising premium disc for my show! To tide you over till 2021-22 when I finally get around to finding, transferring, and uploading that Cocktail Hour, I hope The Beautiful Sounds of WFMU will suffice: www.wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:57pm Rich in Washington:

Yeah, Jackpot's definitely doing some amazeballs reissues.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:58pm Rich in Washington:

Oh, I gotta check that out, Gaylord!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:58pm Oats of Fodder:

Jackpot is a good label, picked up some nice West Coast Exp reissues + the 2 Silver Apples ones they did on vinyl. My Denny LPs are almost complete here. Quiet Village though, you can still find cheap for a 5-spot in most places... the others not as common.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:59pm Rich in Washington:

yeah, the Silver Apples re-ish, Cromagnon, etc.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:59pm Oats of Fodder:

Dinner time. Off to cook all and listen.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:00pm Gaylord Fields:

@Rich: I'm really proud of them, I must admit.

@Otis: You have the perfect soundtrack for the task! Catch you later!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:06pm Rich in Washington:

Wonderful show, shangri-lounge! Thanks!
Avatar 7:07pm Mr Fab:

Don't leave yet, Rich!
Avatar 7:08pm Mr Fab:

The torches were just lit.
Avatar 7:08pm Mr Fab:

The chimps are doing their ceremonial dance with the peacocks.
Avatar 7:09pm shangri-lounge:

We're off to the luau now, Mr. Fab!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:09pm Rich in Washington:

Oh, I forgot this is a two hour show! I'm not goin' anywhere!
Avatar 7:12pm Mr Fab:

Al that talk of the old Cocktail Hour got you thinking this was an hour. Nope, it's a two-hour cocktail hour.
Avatar 7:12pm StringOFperils:

That first hour looks worth revisiting. Glad I walked into this part of the jungle.
  7:14pm Mark R:

I love "Jungle Beat," but I'd also love to hear what the A side, "Stray Cat," sounds like.
Avatar 7:14pm Mr Fab:

heck yeah, StringOFperils, DJ Shanrgi-La is hosting the Grand High Ceremonial Torch Lighting and Luau Feast and whatnots.
Avatar 7:18pm shangri-lounge:

Uh-oh someone invited the Everly Brothers to the luau, again.
Avatar 7:18pm StringOFperils:

Well, I already kinda pineapple expressed, so I guess we're good.
Avatar 7:19pm StringOFperils:

Don and Phil love a good luau.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:19pm Gaylord Fields:

@shangri-lounge: Don Everly is a notorious poi hog!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:19pm ARB:

Shut your poi hole!
Avatar 7:19pm shangri-lounge:

Knew there was something off about him!
Avatar 7:19pm StringOFperils:

Poi vey!
Avatar 7:20pm shangri-lounge:

Wow, Arb. I love your pumpkin!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:20pm Gaylord Fields:

@ARB: You win the luau — this time!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:21pm ARB:

That's poké with me
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:25pm Gaylord Fields:

@ARB: Trying to keep up with your puns has got me all pupu'd out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:29pm ARB:

Might be good to lei down then
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:34pm Webhamster Henry:

I kelele, Ukelele, we all kelele for Ukelele!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:35pm Gaylord Fields:

@ARB: I enjoy your Waikiki sense of humor.
Avatar 7:36pm shangri-lounge:

Whoever wins this battle, gets a golden starfish pinned to their lapel.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:36pm ARB:

That's kauai I like to chat with you too :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:37pm ARB:

Maui share the honor?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:37pm Gaylord Fields:

ARB, you're so entertaining that you should be a star in Haolewood!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:39pm ARB:

Gaylord, Oahyu flatter me so...
Avatar 7:39pm StringOFperils:

Ughh, death by a thousand puns. It is just as the old ones foretold....uhggg arrrrghhhhhhhhh
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:40pm ARB:

Tsunami too shy to be in hollywood
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:40pm ARB:

err, haolewood
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:41pm Gaylord Fields:

@StringOFperils: ARB and I can pun like this all day and that's no mahalo threat.
Avatar 7:42pm StringOFperils:

Maui oweee.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:42pm Gaylord Fields:

Hilo can we go with these puns?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:43pm ARB:

it may come as a shaka how lo
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:43pm ARB:

but soon we will have to pele it to rest
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:44pm Gaylord Fields:

I say nene to that!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:44pm ARB:

Well now, we've clogged up this comment board with Spam
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:45pm Webhamster Henry:

Kane just ask: Do wahine's eat tahini?
Avatar 7:45pm shangri-lounge:

Wow, thank you ARB and Gaylord for this Polynesian sitcom.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:45pm Tome:

DJ Shangri-La wonderful enjoyable show ,, { easy chair ,, ahhh!<>! }
Avatar 7:45pm shangri-lounge:

Waiting for it to get picked up on syndication.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:46pm Gaylord Fields:

Thanks, Shangri-La! It's getting late, and mai tai with you is just about over.
Avatar 7:46pm StringOFperils:

Someone said there were going to be satay sticks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:46pm ARB:

chi-chi cheers to you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:47pm Webhamster Henry:

I hope you picked up a few of the Sheena Jungle Room swizzle sticks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:52pm Rich in Washington:

Gotta run. Got to pick up cocktail ingredients before the debate tonight!
Avatar 7:52pm shangri-lounge:

Goodnight, Gaylord! Thanks for tuning in.
Avatar 7:53pm shangri-lounge:

We'll save you some poi! (If ARB is okay with it!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:54pm ARB:

Hula be here when the show ends? I don't wanna be left all a Lona, abalonely...but ahi tuna in next week!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:55pm Gaylord Fields:

Thanks, Shangri-La! I'm so happy you have this show!
  7:57pm Sweet Leilani:

MAHALO!!! Beautiful show!!
Avatar 7:57pm shangri-lounge:

Thank you, Sweet Leilani! Love your username!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:58pm Webhamster Henry:

This is the mellowest I've ever heard Peggy Lee.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:02pm Webhamster Henry:

Thanks Shangri-la!
Avatar 8:03pm shangri-lounge:

Thanks for stahppin by, Webhamster!
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