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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.
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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
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’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
This evening on Lost Frequencies: Two hours of lost ’50s and ’60s bop, mambo, R&B, exotica, soundtracks and oddball surf instrumentals and country. No silly monster novelties, just deep haunted house moods and b-movie atmospherics. KRTS 93.5FM or stream at http://marfapublicradio.org/ 9-11pm CST.
The mystery of one of the more enigmatic 45s here – Duke’s “Runaway Girl” – was cleared up recently when Michelle Moffett, daughter of “Duke” Dukett, contacted me, and filled me in on her father’s life (and “Runaway Girl”). Many, … Continue reading
Office Naps is officially five years old. Thank you, dear reader, for all of your support, stories and positive feedback over the years!
Ed. note: I’ve been after the Austin-based 45 collector, Wisconsin rock ‘n’ roll enthusiast and platter party host Dominic Welhouse for a post for a few years now, basically since I started Office Naps. Dominic is one of the healthier … Continue reading
The Bee Gees’ “Every Christian Lion Hearted Man Will Show,” as recorded in a half-million gallon tank by David Paul
I make a rare detour this week to feature an extraordinary video, and to talk to its creator, David Paul. The sour truth of being an obsessive music collector is that, like any addiction, the longer you feed it the … Continue reading