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From '50s NYC clubland, a Yma Sumac-inspired version of "Babalu" by jazz/calypso singer Phyllis Branch.
The radio showThe show is Lost Frequencies. Every Monday night from 9pm to 11pm (CST) on Marfa Public Radio I explore the atmospheric side of post-War music: bop & vocals, soul/R&B heartbreak, exotica & soundtrack moods, Latin jazz, oddball instrumentals, honky-tonk ballads, early electronics - even some dreamy '60s psychedelic pop. Tune in at Marfa Public Radio or at KRTS 93.5fm.
Author Archives: Little Danny
Hello? Hi! Welcome to 2012. Hooray! Different times. Because that’s where Office Naps is right now. See now things look this way because a month or so ago the site was being besieged by spammy database requests and recurring MySQL … Continue reading
Hi all, I put together a homemade compilation of Afro-Latin, Latin jazz and exotic-ish Latin selections on the fascinating Los Angeles budget record labels Discos Corona and Crown Records. I can be downloaded here: http://officenaps.com/discoscorona_crown_sampler.zip Note that this a ZIP … Continue reading
Well well well. A new Office Naps psychedelic pop mix. Do wonders ever cease? This is the sixth of these, and the first in six years, and it skews subtly towards the ’70s and a darker Vietnam-era energy while summoning … Continue reading
Hi everybody, I’m thrilled to announce that I have a new two hour radio show on WFMU’s Give the Drummer Radio every Thursday night starting at 10 eastern/ 9 central. http://wfmu.org/playlists/UE The show is the Cool Blue Flame. WFMU is … Continue reading
Hi everybody. I’ve posted a new page of one hundred thematically- and musically-related 45s over at the Exotica Project. It’s titled the Bluesville Jukebox: http://exoticaproject.com/4 The collection is shaped around late ‘50s and ‘60s jukebox jazz sides as well … Continue reading
I’m pushing my favorite evening of my radio show a bit early this year, as I’ll be raising money for the station come next Wednesday. Anyway, two hours of lost ’50s/’60s Halloween sounds. Gothic R&B and rock ‘n’ roll, haunted … Continue reading
Hi everybody, long time. So I’ve posted a third collection of 100 thematically related 45s over at the Exotica Project. The new page is named Nowhere Town, and it’s comprised of lonesome and atmospheric country, rockabilly and teen pop 45s … Continue reading
This is an essay I wrote back in January for Melbourne, Australia’s mighty PBS 106.7fm. Many thanks to Richie1250 for having me aboard, and for keeping the torch ablaze for progressive radio. 1958's Forbidden Island, one of Martin Denny's definitive … Continue reading