Friday, February 29, 2008

Corn on the cob



An alternative to popcorn... sweet things on the Romanian Black sea coast include Papanasi, sort of a whipped cream filled, semolina bun topped with cherry jam, and very large, juicy Bulgarian peaches. Add yoghurt and coffee, stretch yourself out on the sand...

This week's soundtrack has some tenous connections to the sweet food theme:
Herbie Hancock's original recording of Cantaloupe Island, for anyone wondering where US3 pinched it from.
Mongo Santamarias version of Hancock's Watermelon man, from the Out of Sight soundtrack.
The wonderful Gingerbread boy. The Miles Davis quintet fooling around.

I posted a Youtube clip of Lime in da coconut on RR. Two further tracks off the Cobblestone Jazz album 23 Seconds, a Canadian dance-techno-jazz combo with a knack for irresistible beats- the title track, and Saturday night.

Lastly, in the separate podbean package, Quincy Jones' version of A taste of honey. Roland Kirk on saxophone.

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8 comments:

Blimpy McFlah said...

What's a cantaloupe?

treefrogdemon said...

It's like a Gourd, only eatable, and it doesn't play music.

Blimpy McFlah said...

I like eatable things.

steenbeck said...

It's a melon. Surely you have these in England.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cantaloupe

Blimpy McFlah said...

oh, A MELON, yes I know what that is.

An anagram of Lemon, no?

nilpferd said...

Um- this from the liner notes to Empyrean Isles, from whence Cantaloupe Island is taken..
"no man has ever been known to set foot upon their shores, but ships have passed close enough to glimpse, through the enfolding mists, the slender stems of bright trees swaying in the breeze, and near one of the Isles, to catch the lush, overpowering odour of ripe cantaloupes... It is said that a mere mouthful of one of those cantaloupes will give immortality to him who eats it".

ejaydee said...

I think you lost your first playlist

nilpferd said...

Now it's back.. with two tastes of honey. Oh well.