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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 November 19, 2020: Voodoo Moon, I Cry

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
  Intro            
Johnny Rae's Afro-Jazz Septet  Jungle Fantasy   Favoriting Herbie Mann's African Suite  United Artists  1959  wr. Esy Morales  0:02:07 (Pop-up)
Norman Connors  Dance of Magic   Favoriting Dance of Magic  Buddah Records  1976    0:09:44 (Pop-up)
Yusef Lateef  Live Humble   Favoriting The Diverse Yusef Lateef  Atlantic  1970    0:30:35 (Pop-up)
Dr. John, The Night Tripper  Craney Crow   Favoriting The Sun, Moon & Herbs  ATCO  1971    0:37:16 (Pop-up)
Kip Anderson and the Tides  Voodoo Moon   Favoriting Shango! Night in a Quiet Village  Kapp  1965    0:43:58 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
 

Borderline Montuna  

 

 

 

 

0:49:27 (Pop-up)
Carmen Cavallaro and His Orchestra  Enlloro (Voodoo Moon)   Favoriting Chopin's Polonaise / Enlloro (Voodoo Moon) 78  Decca  1945    0:59:58 (Pop-up)
Carmen Cavallaro and His Orchestra  Chopin's Polonaise   Favoriting Chopin's Polonaise / Enlloro (Voodoo Moon) 78  Decca  1945    1:02:03 (Pop-up)
Miguelito Valdes with Machito's Afro Cubans  Enlloró   Favoriting Afro Cuban Music  Decca  1947  from a four 78 set  1:05:19 (Pop-up)
Miguelito Valdes with Machito's Afro Cubans  Yo Saludá   Favoriting Afro Cuban Music  Decca  1947    1:08:18 (Pop-up)
Miguelito Valdes with Machito's Afro Cubans  Tabú   Favoriting Afro Cuban Music  Decca  1947    1:11:26 (Pop-up)
Percy Faith and His Orchestra  Enlloro (Voodoo Moon)   Favoriting Jungle Fantasy / Enlloro (Voodoo Moon) 78  Columbia  1952    1:14:19 (Pop-up)
Percy Faith and His Orchestra  Jungle Fantasy   Favoriting Jungle Fantasy / Enlloro (Voodoo Moon) 78  Columbia  1952    1:17:15 (Pop-up)
Soul Bros.  Voodoo Moon   Favoriting Peter Touch, Making Love / Soul Bros., Voodoo Moon 7"  Coxsone Records  1966  Jackie Mittoo  1:20:24 (Pop-up)
Peter Tosh  Making Love   Favoriting Peter Touch, Making Love / Soul Bros., Voodoo Moon 7"  Coxsone Records  1966  credited as "Peter Touch"  1:23:17 (Pop-up)
Dick Hyman and His Orchestra  Voodoo Moon (En Lloro)   Favoriting Provocative Piano Vol. 2  Command  1961    1:26:27 (Pop-up)
Ted Auletta and his Orchestra  Voodoo Moon (Enlloro)   Favoriting Exotica  Cameo  1962    1:30:11 (Pop-up)
Ted Auletta and his Orchestra  Pool of Love   Favoriting Exotica  Cameo  1962    1:33:06 (Pop-up)
Ted Auletta and his Orchestra  The Sound of Exotica   Favoriting Exotica  Cameo  1962    1:35:15 (Pop-up)
Marty Wilson and His Orchestra  Passion   Favoriting Jun'gala  Warner Bros.  1959    1:38:04 (Pop-up)
Marty Wilson and His Orchestra  Enlloro   Favoriting Jun'gala  Warner Bros.  1959    1:40:15 (Pop-up)
Marty Wilson and His Orchestra  Misty Poo (Suite)   Favoriting Jun'gala  Warner Bros.  1959    1:42:46 (Pop-up)
Xavier Cugat and His Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra  Adios Africa   Favoriting Adios Africa / Enlloro (Voodoo Moon) 78  Columbia  1945  vocal: Miguelito Valdes; rec. 1941?  1:47:48 (Pop-up)
Xavier Cugat and His Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra  Enlloro (Voodoo Moon)   Favoriting Adios Africa / Enlloro (Voodoo Moon) 78  Columbia  1945  vocal: Luis Del Campo; rec. 1941?  1:50:28 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
 

Acitoxe  

 

 

 

 

1:55:00 (Pop-up)
Yusef Lateef  Morning   Favoriting Lateef at Cranbrook  Argo  1958    2:08:48 (Pop-up)
Johnny Rae's Afro-Jazz Septet  Sorimao   Favoriting Herbie Mann's African Suite  United Artists  1959    2:22:29 (Pop-up)
Herbie Mann  The Amazon River   Favoriting Flautista! Herbie Mann Plays Afro-Cuban Jazz  Verve  1959    2:27:38 (Pop-up)
Machito & His Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble  Brazilian Soft Shoe   Favoriting Machito With Flute To Boot  Roulette  1959  written & arranged by Herbie Mann  2:36:19 (Pop-up)
Machito & His Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble  Love Chant   Favoriting Machito With Flute To Boot  Roulette  1959  written & arranged by Herbie Mann  2:38:21 (Pop-up)
Machito & His Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble  Afro-Jazziac   Favoriting Machito With Flute To Boot  Roulette  1959  written & arranged by Herbie Mann  2:41:36 (Pop-up)
Art Blakey  Reflection   Favoriting Holiday for Skins, Volume 2  Blue Note  1958  featuring Sabu  2:46:01 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
 

Safari  

 

 

 

 

2:55:04 (Pop-up)


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Listener comments!

Avatar 6:43pm
Flash Strap:

Hello Explorers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:00pm
chresti:

Hi Flash! Making coffee..
  7:01pm
JtotheK:

Hi!
Avatar 7:02pm
Flash Strap:

Hi Chresti! Hi JtotheK! great to see you both!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:05pm
Shaw:

Greetings! Lookin' forward to it!
Avatar 7:06pm
Flash Strap:

Philly Joe Jones on drums here
Avatar 7:06pm
Flash Strap:

Hiya Shaw! glad to have you on board!
Avatar 7:10pm
Flash Strap:

great lineup on this mystical Connors record - Cecil McBee, Gary Bartz, Herbie Hancock, the mysterious U.B.F. singers... B-side of course has a track entitled "Give the Drummer Some"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:12pm
WR:

Hello Evan and Explorers! Making a new curry recipe, so will be listening but not commenting for a while. Looking forward to some rumba action with Miguelito Valdez!
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 7:13pm
Aitch:

Atempting to curry favour?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:14pm
Shaw:

I'm not familiar with Norman Connors, but that's a hell of lineup....and a hell of a track
Avatar 7:17pm
Flash Strap:

Hi WR! what sort of curry? love the curries
Avatar 7:17pm
Flash Strap:

Hi Aitch!
Avatar 7:19pm
Flash Strap:

@Shaw: this is the only Connors-as-leader record I know, to be honest. Just got his second, Dark of Light, but haven't heard it yet. mostly familiar with him as a sideman, particularly his great work on Archie Shepp's Magic of Juju
Avatar 7:21pm
Flash Strap:

he also played on more than a few Pharoah Sanders records
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:24pm
Shaw:

Oh nice! I've definitely heard him on some Shepp and Sanders records then. This is killer
Avatar 7:27pm
Flash Strap:

other percussionists on this cut: Alphonse Mouzon, Anthony Wiles, Babafemi. Airto is on the album but not this session
Avatar 7:30pm
Flash Strap:

vocals here by none other than the splendid Sweet Inspirations
Avatar 7:32pm
Flash Strap:

The Sweet Inspirations: anyjazz.com...
Avatar 7:34pm
TDK60:

Hello.
Avatar 7:34pm
Flash Strap:

hello TDK!
Avatar 7:39pm
TDK60:

..glad I brought some sacred tea leaves along tonight.
Avatar 7:40pm
Flash Strap:

always wise to bring sacrament to the Room
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:40pm
chresti:

I'm glad, TDK60.
Avatar 7:40pm
TDK60:

heeheh.
  7:42pm
Shaw:

Yes! I have my dad’s old copy of this record.
Avatar 7:44pm
Flash Strap:

killer record to have Shaw
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:44pm
chresti:

Drumming at the kitchen table..
Avatar 7:45pm
Flash Strap:

Ok this won't be the last version of Voodoo Moon we'll hear tonight but man oh man it's one of my all-time favorites and inspired the whole next set
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:45pm
Clifffiscal:

Hello all. This is really hitting the spot.
Avatar 7:46pm
Flash Strap:

Hi Cliff! great to have you amongst us
Avatar 7:46pm
Little Danny:

Hey Evan, friends
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:46pm
Clifffiscal:

Evan....I can't stop listening to that new Meridian Brothers from last week. thanks for playing that
Avatar 7:46pm
Flash Strap:

Hi LD!
Avatar 7:47pm
Little Danny:

This version of "Voodoo Moon" is sooo epic.
Avatar 7:47pm
Flash Strap:

the pleasure is mine, Cliff!
Avatar 7:47pm
Flash Strap:

@LD: truly, truly
  7:48pm
northguineahills:

Here, somewhere.
Avatar 7:48pm
Flash Strap:

NGH!
Avatar 7:58pm
Little Danny:

I've never heard any English-language versions, either
Avatar 8:00pm
Flash Strap:

Both Valdes and Cugat recorded vocal versions (Spanish) but I don't know if Morales wrote them or just the music, to be honest
Avatar 8:04pm
Flash Strap:

Cavallaro recorded Voodoo Moon more than a few times, including for a pretty ubiquitous LP, WIth That Latin Beat, but the 78 version is the best and most wacky, with that Whirling Dervish quote and all the piano fireworks
Avatar 8:05pm
Flash Strap:

amazing version from Valdes here, deep vocals and heavy vibes
  8:05pm
northguineahills:

As J Masis would say, “Weirdness have you”, I have the last rekkid.
Avatar 8:06pm
Flash Strap:

which one NGH?
Avatar 8:09pm
Flash Strap:

this is the flip side of the Enlloro disc from this set, but I won't be able to resist playing the A-side of disc 2 as well
Avatar 8:10pm
Little Danny:

Yeah that Cavallaro 78 version was great!
Avatar 8:12pm
Flash Strap:

god i love vocal versions of Tabu, the "Ochun, Ifa..." section is so magical
Avatar 8:14pm
Little Danny:

Wow, I'm guessing you played that version of "Taboo" before here but that performance kind of blew my mind. Pre-Ritual of the Savage, too (or any Baxter exotica). The lushness.
Avatar 8:15pm
Flash Strap:

Percy would go on to build a 10" (Carnival Rhythms, 1952) and an LP (Delicado, 1955) around these 2 sides
Avatar 8:16pm
Flash Strap:

@LD: yeah, I've heard some pretty amazing voc. versions of Taboo before (incl. some thanks to you, if I recall), from this very period even, but that one blew my mind as well! pretty new to me, actually
Avatar 8:17pm
Little Danny:

I love it, and all of this set.
Avatar 8:19pm
Flash Strap:

the only one that comes close is the Lecuona Cuban Boys version I guess! but Valdes & Machito really bring something special to it
Avatar 8:22pm
TDK60:

Is this Mittoo like ska-calypso?
  8:23pm
northguineahills:

@Evan: Carmen Carvello. (And the Dinosaur reference was to “Freak Scene”.)
Avatar 8:24pm
Flash Strap:

I guess more like skafrocubanismo
Avatar 8:24pm
Flash Strap:

@NGH: nice
  8:25pm
northguineahills:

Ok, I haven’t heard this Peter Tosh before. How is that possible?
Avatar 8:27pm
Flash Strap:

maybe because he's credited as Peter Touch! idk it feels like young Tosh has a lot of overlooked sides scattered hither and yon
Avatar 8:28pm
TDK60:

Cuban influence. of course, need to pay closer attention.
Avatar 8:31pm
Flash Strap:

there are many ways to pay attention. you're perfect just as you are
Avatar 8:32pm
Flash Strap:

Auletta trying on a Les Baxter composition
Avatar 8:33pm
Flash Strap:

Pool of Love originally appears on Baxter's Sacred Idol LP
  8:33pm
Doug Schulkind:

Such a fine world is this!
Avatar 8:36pm
Flash Strap:

ah hello dear Doug! finer with you in it and no lie
  8:38pm
Doug Schulkind:

Nothing could be finer than a Flash in Caroliner.
Avatar 8:38pm
TDK60:

Don't know if mentioned above, but the album art/typography for the 'Afro Cuban Music' album is very handsome.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:39pm
doctorjazz:

Hey, Flash and Flashterettes!
Avatar 8:39pm
Flash Strap:

@TDK: i very strongly agree, i love this era & area of 78 design and this is a prime specimen of its excellence
Avatar 8:40pm
Flash Strap:

Hi Doc!
Avatar 8:42pm
Flash Strap:

Misty,,, Poo?
Avatar 8:42pm
TDK60:

forgot! A 78 RPM. Of course, it's 1947.
Avatar 8:44pm
TDK60:

LPS were introduced in about '49? I'm guessing..
Avatar 8:45pm
Flash Strap:

the covers to those 78-booklets are just so well-designed, super graphic, amazing bold colors, I just love them
Avatar 8:46pm
Flash Strap:

supposedly the very first was '48, so yeah you're spot-on TDK
Avatar 8:47pm
TDK60:

Yeah, I have some old classical 78s (that I don't know what to do with) and the jackets have real artistic merit.
  8:48pm
northguineahills:

@Doug: not to be confused w/ the band, Caroliner.
Avatar 8:50pm
still b/p:

Cover art/design from back in the 78 day....The name has to be mentioned: Jim Flora.
Irwin's evangelism prompted me to look at more and more of Flora's output.
Avatar 8:52pm
Flash Strap:

Hi B/P! yeah Jim Flora's great, slightly tarnished (for me) by a deep antipathy to the designer Spike, a ubiquitous figure in the 90s space-age pop revival's look
Avatar 8:54pm
Flash Strap:

but to emphasize, Flora's amazing: londonjazzcollector.files.wordpress.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02pm
coelacanth∅:

greetings Evan, Explorers
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03pm
coelacanth∅:

...i don't much care for the imagery conjured by "misty poo"!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04pm
Franco Twinkie:

Greeting to you Mr. Coel, Senior Flash and all you other spelunkers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06pm
Doug Schulkind:

Conjuring a heaven upon the Earth.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07pm
WR:

Food on the table so can relax and listen.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08pm
chresti:

I knew someone in Jr. high named Misty Dick.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08pm
WR:

P.S. have been enjoying what was played and will be relistening someday soon.
Avatar 9:09pm
Flash Strap:

Hi Coelacanth! Franco!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10pm
Doug Schulkind:

I've three or four different Yusef performances of this. This is the most smoldering.
Avatar 9:10pm
Flash Strap:

@DOug: the sound of Frank Gant's drums on this sends me man
Avatar 9:10pm
Flash Strap:

I think this is the only one I know! it does smolder, it's primordial
Avatar 9:11pm
Flash Strap:

very glad to know it WR!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12pm
Doug Schulkind:

Gant is using mallets here to devastating effect.
Avatar 9:15pm
Flash Strap:

so beautiful, ecstasy
Avatar 9:16pm
TDK60:

Nice when a piece allows for the drummer to get into the sound of the drums, in addition to the great beats here.
Avatar 9:19pm
TDK60:

and a percussion personal peeve is avoided here: cymbals are used sparingly. Yes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:21pm
Doug Schulkind:

The gorgeous Mr. Gant is still with us at 89.
Avatar 9:22pm
Flash Strap:

wow!
Avatar 9:24pm
Flash Strap:

I'd have like to hear Herbie turn to bass clarinet a little more often, to be honest. great sounding instrument. and Philly Joe Jones doing great work again here, next to Rae's lovely vibes
Avatar 9:26pm
TDK60:

I once asked a drummer I was playing with (bassist in rock bands) if he might perhaps, pretty-please, play the cymbals less. He said "No." Now that I think of it, all the drummers I've played with said "no" to my plea.
Avatar 9:29pm
Flash Strap:

ya gotta give the drummer some, TDK, but some of what? i guess in your case it's unwanted cymbals
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:30pm
coelacanth∅:

TDK if you'd had to've asked me at all, i would've said sure lets try that
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31pm
WR:

I think you played some other track off that Johnny Rae / Mann record before. Great record. I messed up not buying the reissue that came out in 68.
Avatar 9:33pm
Flash Strap:

I've played every track but one of that record, and Sorimao I've played twice! it's really a nice LP & I can't resist its easy charms and exotic vibes
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33pm
coelacanth∅:

i've left shows by bands that i generally liked a lot because of too much cymbal.
it's standard, so most drummers never consider any other way.
Avatar 9:36pm
TDK60:

Coel, by the '90s so many louder type rock bands had drummers slashing away /all/ the time, that I too needed a breath of air. Don't get me wrong folks, I too believe we have to give the drummer some.
Avatar 9:37pm
Flash Strap:

this record is so damn solid all the way through, hits hard and swings deep
Avatar 9:37pm
still b/p:

Sometimes, when it catches the attention in certain songs, the cymbal surfeit seems...unhelpful and inadvisable and sooo by-the-ham-fisted-numbers, and strange to have become so ordinary and familiar in its plain excess.
Avatar 9:39pm
TDK60:

I can only agree, still b/p. / Flash, this Machito/Mann is a gas.
Avatar 9:43pm
Flash Strap:

Johnny Griffin dynamite on sax here
Avatar 9:43pm
Flash Strap:

Curtis Fuller on trombone
Avatar 9:45pm
TDK60:

Flash at 9.24 didn't know Mann played bass clarinet. Groovy timbre.
Avatar 9:48pm
Flash Strap:

Sabu's *entrance* on this song is astounding
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:48pm
doctorjazz:

Loved the show, time to head home, thanks, Flash!
Avatar 9:49pm
Flash Strap:

i should probably have used this track during the Sabu special show, it's such great showcase w/ crucial contrast
Avatar 9:49pm
Flash Strap:

safe travels Doctor
Avatar 9:50pm
Little Danny:

The Johnny Rae and Machito LPs are really of a piece, vibe-wise.
Avatar 9:51pm
Little Danny:

Thanks Evan, just another superb show for you tonight
Avatar 9:51pm
Flash Strap:

@LD: yeah, and I think the Flautista album is right in there too but to be honest I need to spend more time with it, I barely know it
Avatar 9:53pm
Flash Strap:

wanted to close with a lovely littel Buddy Collette vers. of Frenesi but short on time! another night we'll frenzy with Buddy but Art Blakey is never a bad finale
Avatar 9:53pm
Little Danny:

Totally!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:54pm
Shaw:

Thanks Flash! Great show! Love hearing more Blakey and Sabu...I really enjoyed it during that special
Avatar 9:55pm
Little Danny:

Michaels row your boats ashore at the Cool Blue Flame: wfmu.org... Candlelight only tonight! Hope to see y'all there!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:56pm
Clifffiscal:

Great show. Thanks Evan.
Avatar 9:57pm
TDK60:

So much fun tonight, Flash. See you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59pm
chresti:

Thanks Flash, excellent selection!
If you crash cymbals hard excessively, how can you hear anything?
Avatar 9:59pm
Flash Strap:

Thanks everyone! see you week after next and see you next door
Avatar 9:59pm
TDK60:

glad that's just a rhetorical question at 9:59, chresti!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00pm
coelacanth∅:

Thanks Evan! enjoy your time away!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00pm
WR:

Thank you, had high expectations and they were surpassed. Laters all. Or see you in the glow of the Cool Blue Flame
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