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Thursday, July 05, 2007

Folkways Return of the Rarebit Fiend Playlist

I've playlisted songs that came up in dreams before, but here's the tale of the first time I was actually listening to Rhapsody in a dream.

So I was rolling through the Rhapsody, listening to this and that, and suddenly pulled up a record of songs of homeless people during World War II begging for hot dogs in New York City, filed under artist name "Homeless". Apparently this was a distinct musical movement, documented on record. For a bonus WTF factor, the album cover featured a picture of Jason Robards.

Certainly this had to be inspired in part by yesterday's Kobayashi controversy [NY Times], spending too much time with the flotsam of the Folkways Records catalog, and going to sleep after eating blueberry pie, lobster, a Caramel Cone Sundae, and Geary's Hampshire Special Ale.

Here's a playlist of related material to inspire your own memorable slumber! (Ten tracks in under ten minutes.)

Folkways Return of the Rarebit Fiend Playlist

Reveille - Sounds for Camp
Gugamuga - Street and Gangland Rhythms, Beats and Improvisations by Six Boys in Trouble
Cinderella - Skip Rope Songs
Comment on Food - Nueva York: A Tape Documentary of Puerto Rican New Yorkers
Mama's Goin' To Buy Him A Little Lap Dog - Negro Folk Music Of Alabama, Vol. 1: Secular Music
Steel Saw Cutting - Sounds of the Junk Yard
Prayer "Adonai" for Saturday 0146B2 - Religious Music of the Falashas (Jews of Ethiopia)
Pedro Martinez - Mushroom Ceremony of the Mazatec Indians of Mexico
Stethoscope Sounds: Heart Murmurs and Lung Sounds - a Woman with Valve Disease of the Heart before Surgical Operation - Sounds of Medicine
Same with Jamming - Science Fiction Sound Effects Record


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