Flabbergasted Freeform Radio Hour No. 13


Flabbergasted Freeform seems to be coming back to a monthly thing, the way it was always intended.  It’s not quite in time for the blue moon of July but I hope you’ll enjoy it anyway. I noticed the Mixcloud stream is markedly lower-resolution than what I uploaded there, so you might consider downloading the files directly below.

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 Russ Henderson and His Caribbean Boys – West Indian Drums
Gary Bartz NTU Troop – Uhuru Sasa
Honey Cone – When Will It End
Fernando Mendes – Não Vou Mudar
Gene Chandler and Jerry Butler – Sho’ Is Groovin
Watusi – Oio Gere
Space Art – Welcome To Love
The John Betsch Society – Open Pastures
Mississippi Fred Mcdowell – Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning
Milton Wright – Po’ Man
Santana – When I Look Into Your Eyes
S.O.S. Band – High Hopes
Ricardo Ray and Bobby Cruz – No Tin Pena   

Dennis COffey – Can You Feel It?
The Temptations – Do Your Thing
Cold Blood – Watch Your Step
Jack McDuff – The Fourth Dimension
Mary Stallings and Cal Tjader – It Ain’t Necessarily So
Helen Humes – Flippety Flop Flop
Os Originais do Samba – Arrependimento
Paulo Diniz – Encanto
Stone Aliance – Rua da Boa Hora
Big Black – Love, Sweet Like Sugar Cane
Shriley Bassey – Love
Marion Williams – My Sweet Lord
Eddie Cano and Nino Tempo – Hard Day’s Night

Background music from Carib Tokyo Steel Band and from Jerry Goldsmith’s soundtracks for Logan’s Run and Escape from the Planet of the Apes.


Flabbergasted Freeform No. 12 (June 2015)

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also for download


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Dora Lopes – Diploma de otário
Rubens da Mangueira – Estrangeiro no samba
Jackson do Pandeiro – Três pedidos
Carmelia Alvez – Eh! boi
Evaldo Braga – Não Atenda
Buddy Rich – Heaven On Their Minds
Los Wemblers de Iquitos – Un Silbido Amoroso
Tata VIega – Give It Up For Love
Sergio Mendes and Brasil 77 – Moçambique
Ronnie Laws – Tell Me Something Good
Tati Viega again – Give It Up For Love (reprise)
Joni Mitchell    – Dreamland
Luiz Gonzaga – Festa
Monty Alexander – Sly Mongoose
Byron Lee and the Dragonaires – Hot Sweet and Jumpy
Libre – Tune Up
Jimmy Scott – When Did You Leave Heaven?

Tommy McCook & The Supersonics – The World Needs Love

Flabbergasted Freakout Freeform No. 11, May 2015

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Flabbergasted Freeform Freakout No. 11 by Flabbergasted Vibes on Mixcloud

More details (like a tracklist) will come when I damn well feel like it.  Enjoy!

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Rufus Thomas – Love Trap
Roy Ayers’ Ubiquity – Love
The Main Ingredient – Happiness Is Just
Around the Bend
Charles Earland – Warp Factor 8
Hatfield & The North – The Yes No
Barbara Mason – Trigger Happy People
Nico – Frozen Warnings
Laurel Aitken – John B.
Rotary Connection – I Am the Black Gold of
the Sun
Steve Hillage – The Salmon Song
David Crosby – Laughing
Joe Henderson – Black Narcissus
Michi Sarmiento y Su Combo – Hong Kong
Gomez – Lupita
Masakela & Letta Mbulu – Mahlalela
Valle – Deixa o mundo e o sol entrar
The Three Degrees – Collage
Led Zeppelin – When the Levee Breaks
Fairport Convention – Crazy Man Michael
Joe Higgs – There’s a Reward
Herbie Mann – Flying
Gene Harris – Lean On Me

Flabbergasted Freeform Radio Hour # 10 – Festivus edition

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I will post two downloadable versions later today, in mp3 and FLAC.  Gotta sleep now, Santa is tired.320 kbs download

Note: I mistakenly read from my notes that I had played the track “Tequila” by  Juncal y Sus Calistos!  I actually dropped this tune from the set, because it’s so damn sloppy that it pretty much brings your groove to a crash landing.  Fun tune, but not fun enough.

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Primeiro Eu – Elza Soares
Sumpin’ Jumpin’ Around Here – Sandy Williams Big Eight feat.
Johnny Hodges
Shark – Mixed Bag
Hang In – Gwen McCrae
Find Out – Monomono
Calypso Be Bop – Lord Flea
Groovin High – Dizzy Gillespie with Gil Fuller and the
Montery Jazz Orchestra
Batucada   Surgiu –
James Moody also with Gil Fuller and the
Os Olhos –
Rubinho e Mauro Assumpção
Carimbó de
Dezembro – Candango de Ype
Ce Pas – Tabou Combo
Born in Bethlehem – The Stape Singers


That’s How It Goes – Black Merda
Come Into My Life – The Supremes
Middle of the Night – Lalo Schifrin
Corrina – Bukka White
J.P. Boogie
– James P Johnson
Estrada do
Sol – Sylvia Telles
Mestre Sala
dos Mares – Elis Regina
Windmills of your Mind – Barbara Lewis
Satan – Jon Lucian
Angel of the Morning – Joya Landis
My Favorite Things – John Coltrane (featuring Eric Dolphy)

The Return of Flabbergasted Vibes / Freeform Radio Hour #9

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It’s back.

Enjoy the music.

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Sounds of the City
Experience – Stuff and Thing
Chuito& the Latin
Uniques – Hey Funky Mama
Mass Production –
Music and Love
Gary  Burton – Doin’ The Pig
Johnny Otis – Justine
Rahsaan Roland Kirk –
Sabinda – Liberdade
Carib Tokyo Steel Band – Super-rod
Alfonso Lovo – La
Gong of Busungbiu  –  Lagu-tabhuh-gari
Harold Land – Our
Christopher Komeda –
Lullaby   and Crib Sequence
Los Buenos – Groovy
Phil Upchurch –
Crosstown Traffic
Sarolta Zlatnay and
Skorpio – Hadd Mondjam El
The Cutlass Band –
Obiara Wondo
Miroslav Vitous – Aim
Your Eye
Paulo Moura – Dois Sem Vergonha
João Bosco – Boca de
John Holt with Leory
Sibbles – Let’s Build Our Dreams
Irma Thomas – Hittin’
On Nothing
The Impressions –
Look What I’ve Got
Yellow Bird – Wings
of a Dove
Blind Willie Johnson
– Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground
Gene Page – Good To The Last Drop

Incidental and background music during the breaks come from the soundtracks fro Dawn Of The Dead (Goblin), Psycho (Bernard Hermann), and Nosferatur (Popol Vuh).

Flabbergasted Freeform Radio #7

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Happy New Year to everyone! 

It is completely accidental, but there is a preponderance of songs from 1973 in this podcast. Perhaps for next New Years the podcast will be heavy on tunes from 1974…

Playlist will be up in about a week. My compulsive obsession about surprises and spoilers prevents me from sharing it here until every man, woman, and child has heard podcast first.

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