Eclectic

Tonight we filled the first hour with a bunch of new stuff, then shifted gears and filled most of the rest of the program with all Jamaican music. This has been an annual tradition for some time – doing an all Jamaican show in early November in remembrance of my late Jamaican father-in-law Robert. The new music included excellent releases from Soothsayers, Rod Anton & the Ligerians, Anthony B, U-Roy, Aldubb, Steve Steppa, and Sangue Bom. And the all-JA mix for Robert included: The Heptones & Sound Dimension, Niney the Observer, The Mighty Diamonds, Prince Buster & Lee Perry, Junior Byles, Augustus Pablo, Bob Marley & the Wailers, Burning Spear, Bunny Lee & the Aggrovators, Wingless Angels (feat. Justin Hinds), Desmond Dekker, Lloyd’s All Stars, Cherine Anderson, Omar Perry, Sly & Robbie, Jesse Royal, Don Corleone, Jackie Mittoo, Scientist, Barry Brown & U-Mike, Dillinger, Dennis Brown, Tony Tuff, King Jammy, Ras Michael & the Sons of Negus, and Oku Onoura.

Ryan O’Rourke, booker of the Turf Club for 8 years, joined Spin with Cyn, spinning favorite artists performing Turf Club in the past, and near future, plus a few surprises!

The second act of Honey West: Murder on Mars. Hollywood’s sexiest private detective goes undercover to investigate the death of a B-movie Queen in 1962. It seems like everybody has a motive. From the Audio Comics Company.
And Clang!, from Earbud Theater. Mom has a discussion with Dad about what he does for a living in his secret basement room. And while they are occupied, what are the kids doing?

Tonight’s program features a super set of Henry Mancini, a salute to Tom Jones, songs about Nightmares, songs about Pineapple Pirates, a song about a burnt hand – I kid you not – and something from an album with the craziest title of all time: “Make Mine Cha Cha Cha… Mambo for Me, Oooh! That Merengue…!

Shake & Bake host Tony Paul stops by to brew up his own stylin’ mix on Global Beat today.

Kicked things off tonight with the excellent new “Black Star Line” album from Sangue Bom out of Paris (mixed by Mad Professor & Joe Ariwa). Followed this with two fine new releases on the Scoops label – from Vibronics and Kyle Sicarius. Also in the first set was the very cool track “Ganja Tea” from the artist Chatta from Canada. More new items from Jah Red Lion & Dub Terminator, Big Shiny, Rod Anton & the Ligerians, King David, Fu-Steps, and the new Pressure Sounds release “The Sound Doctor” — Lee Perry produced tracks from the archive. And, celebrating the reelection of Barack Obama as President, we loudly played Mista Majah P’s “Four More Years” track!

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