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This Island Earth
Sunday January 29th, 2012 with Rob Bitschofsky
Exotic and Sublime

A plethora of weird and wonderful world music from two amazing sources. Host Rob Bitschofsky looks at a bundle of obscure but delightful 45s from The Exotica Project and liberally plunders from the back catalog of the fantastic Sublime Frequencies label. We begin with some selections from The Exotica Project, a beautifully curated labour of love website that gathers 100 singles of lesser-known artists mining the exotica groove. Check it out at
Blue Congo
Ray Johnson - Single
Voo Doo Man
Quartet Tres Bien - Single
Moon Mist
The Blue Jeans - Single
Billy Saint featuring Bill Osborne Combo - Single
Blue Oasis
Chuck "Big Guitar" Ernest with the Satellite Band - Single
Del-Tones - Single
The Crazy Cuban
Perez & Brana - Single
Bobby Donaldson - Single
Raga Theme for Ragu
Dave Brubeck Featuring Rago - Single
Polynesian Paradise
The Centuries - Single
Voodoo Woman
Curtis Knight - Single
Forbidden Island
The Islanders - Single
Sunset Mood
Carmen Lesay - Single
Midnight in Montevideo
Biscaynes with Co-Encidentals - Single
The Melody Mates - Single
Keeper of the Sea
Bruce Norman Quintet - Single
The Cleopatra Kick
Jack La Forge - Single
Chant of the Jungle
Red Garrison and His Zodiacs - Single
Camel Walk (Part Two)
The Saxons - Single
Blue Castaway
The Shelltones - Single
Love Charms
Diane Maxwell - Single
In My Black Lace
Jeri Simpson - Single
Temptation Cha Cha
The Tempters - Single
Voodoo Kiss
Don Sargent and the Buddies - Single
Cosmic Climax (Polynesian Chant of Green Creation)
George Loa Maui Loa (Little Brother) - Single
Seventh Veil
Jim Pierce - Single
G. I. Rhapsody
Pepe Frenandez and His Afro-Cubans - Single
The Tremors - Single
Undiscovered Island
Stan Applebaum, His Orchestra and Chorus - Single
Along the Ginza
Yo Yo Hashi - Single
Manny Duran and Orchestra - Single
Martinique (Pt. No. 2)
Ty and Ed - Single
Caribbean Cruise
The Three Bars Featuring Nicky Roberts - Single
Congo - Part 1
Twistin' Kings - Single
The Snakecharmer
Big Black - Single
Arabian Jerk
The Merits - Single
Jack Medell and His Orchestra - Single
Jazz in Port Said; Bossa Nova Araby
Eddie Kochak & Hakki Obadia - Single
Hokus Pokus
Jimbo's Combo - Single
Vince & the Waikiki Rumblers - Single
...and now a switch of gears to some strangely compelling dispatches from around the planet courtesy of the eclectic Sublime Frequencies label, a long-time favourite of This Island Earth. We'll visit India, Indonesia, Thailand, Mali and more...
Sitgol #1
Haba Haba Group - Folk And Pop Sounds Of Sumatra Vol. 1
Small Ensemble, Myanmar
Unknown - Leaf Music, Drunks, Distant Drums
Are You Tired Of Me Already?
Thongmark Leacha - Molam: Thai Country Grooves From Isan Vol. 2
Radio Delhi #1
Unknown - Radio India: The Eternal Dream Of Sound
Radio Fes
Unknown - Radio Morocco
Hsiang Waing Improvisation, Myanmar
Unknown - Leaf Music, Drunks, Distant Drums
Siti Payung
Pimp Rubiah - Folk And Pop Sounds Of Sumatra Vol. 1
Radio Surabaya
Unknown - Radio Java
Radio Lowlands
Unknown - Radio India: The Eternal Dream Of Sound
Radio Varanasi
Unknown - Radio India: The Eternal Dream Of Sound
Unknown - Bush Taxi Mali - Field Recordings From Mali
Unknown - Ethnic Minority Music of Northeast Cambodia
Pequeño Salvaje
Reno - Latinamericarpet: Exploring The World Of Latin American Psychedelia Vol. 1
Aao Twist Karen
Kazi Aniruddha - Bollywood Steel Guitar
Mon Du Dow
Johnny Guitar - Shadow Music Of Thailand
Kuni Majagani
Group Inerane - Guitars From Agadez (Music Of Niger)
Interactive CKCU
Hey Rob - cool stuff.

1:39 PM, January 29th, 2012
Rob Bitschofsky (host)
Glad you like it, Bruce! You should check out this guy's other site, The Lonely Beat, as well. You'd love it!

1:45 PM, January 29th, 2012
Bill Nagle
Wow, exotica at it's best! Been in the car (shopping with my wife)and was impressed by the wonderful music! (my wife claimed it was "erotica" but I clued her in. Great show Rob.

3:03 PM, January 29th, 2012
Rob Bitschofsky (host)
Thanks, Bill. Some of that exotica was indeed pretty erotic, though, so you're wife is not that far off. Especially that song In My Black Lace. Hot stuff!

3:15 PM, January 29th, 2012
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