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2014 March Madness Special – Brass, Brass, and more Brass!

Music Host:  Brenda Bell Brown
News Host:  Rico Morales
Producer:  Yvette Howie

I’d Give Up My Van/My Blue Suede Shoes

3/27 in a nutshell…

Let’s work our way back from The End this week, just ‘cuz the Home Stretch had some pretty cool stuff in it, like a 5@5:05 of Big Bands Gone Ska… including Western Standard Time, Jazz Jamaica All Stars, Melbourne Ska Orchestra, and whichever vintage orchestra backed up Rita Hovink on 1964’s Dutch skanker “De Blue Blue Beat.” We also had a couple of Victor Rice “Strikkly Vikkly” ska dubs, a boss mix of Skatroniks Jamaica into New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble, and some TV and Movie Themes by a band whose “Rocky” cover we’ve aired before on the RSST… Germany’s Lions Club. It turns out that this band evolved out of another band that also did a TV/movie themes album: Wanja’s Choice, and that band is The Butlers. What say we put ‘em head-to-head next week? Should be fun! The ’90s Skatalites covered the ’60s Skatalites, serving up in the process our final version of Don Drummond’s “Confucious” for March. Next week is our first RSST of April. and that means a whole new GotchaSKAvered yet to be determined. Sherwood showed up with a “Maid of the Mist,” some “Snow Creatures” and a track from Shiina Ringo’s recent collabs anthology Ukina from which we heard “Becoming” featuring Takashi Taniguchi. Working our way back to the first segment, The “Ooh” Crew “Ska’d Down Jamaica Way” to tunes by Ferdie Nelson, Joe Higgs, Rita Marley, Claire Rane, The Melodians and more. You want still more? Next week, tune in, stay tuned, and support your Broadcast Home of Ska with some operating funds, ‘cuz it’ll be the first RSST of KFAI’s Spring Pledge Drive 2014, so send yer radio station some bux… see ya!

Music Host: David Cummings
News Host: Robert Easley
Producer: Mike Fischbein
Engineer: Mike Stapp

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Music Host / Engineer: Jean Silverberg
News Host: Dave Roberts
Producer: Ron Thums

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