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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.
Category Archives: The Lonely Beat
Over at the Lonely Beat I discussed the Naked City, the version of the modern American city in the post–War popular imagination. And how a singular form of American commercial music, in time referred to by collectors as “crime jazz,” … Continue reading
2013/05/21 Posted in Jazz Obscura, The Lonely Beat Leave a comment
Blue Flame: a new mix
I put together a new mix for my Dutch compadre Cortez for the fifth anniversary of his fabulous Club Cortez blog. You can find it there now. Club Cortez has been around as long as Office Naps. Cortez’s tastes in … Continue reading
The Lonely Beat: 100 themes from the Naked City
The Exotica Project’s long-promised next phase is finally up and running: The Lonely Beat: 100 themes from the Naked City The Lonely Beat’s format should be familiar, but the collection focuses on post-War music inspired by, or evocative of (sometimes … Continue reading
2011/03/28 Posted in The Exotica Project, The Lonely Beat 14 Comments