5/24/2014 Rhythm and Grooves

A mix of music, from the organ grooves of Radam Schwartz to the undulating rhythms of the Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Orchestra. I also played music by Hank Crawford, Mary Lou Williams, Milt Jackson, Billy Bang, Jackie McLean, Olli Hrvonen, Carol Martin, Art Pepper, and Poncho Sanchez. The 45 of the Week was Soul Bird (Tin Tin Deo) by Cal Tjader.

5/24/2014 Mostly Jazz

Decoration Day

5/23/2014 Jet Set Planet

Ron filled in with his classic Technical Difficulties Show! I was sick with the Flu. So actually we WERE experiencing technical difficulties

5/23/2014 Fubar Omniverse

Together again for the first time: Sun Ra & Daithi Sproule!

5/23/2014 The Morning Blend

Music Host: Michael Cyrs
News Host: Rico Morales
Producer / Engineer: Yvette Howie

5/22/2014 The Morning Blend

Music Host / Engineer: Mark Koerner
News Host: Trisha Collopy
Producer: Paul Brohaugh

5/22/2014 Rocket Ship Ska Trip

5/22 in a nutshell…

The “Ooh” skipped the record-label feature this week because another idea hit us… let’s call it “Sea of Ska.” After The Melodians’ “Sweet Sensation,” this set started “On The Beach,” where Owen Gray grooves to the sounds of Studio 1 as selected by King Stitt, The Paragons have a ball at a party U-Roy also just happens to be at, and where Millie Small pitches some woo at “Poor Little Willie” down where the sea caresses the shore. Oh, but offshore, The Sensations see “War Boats” sailing… The action takes us from the “North Coast” to the “South China Sea” to “Montego Bay.” Could almost be part of the set-up for the next Godzilla movie. Btw, I strongly suspect Mothra’s gonna be in that one, as she gets name-dropped via marked masking tape on an old terrarium in the current Gareth Edwards monstravaganza,.. Anyway, Jack Walrath’s take of “Mothra vs. Godzilla,” from his Akira Ifukube-themed Godzilla Jazz, makes Sherwood’s Planet this week, sandwiched (as if it were possible to “sandwich” Mothra!) between Steve Turre and Señor Coconut. Also listen for a hat-trick’s worth of Les Baxter from Space Escapade. The Home Stretch opens with Sly & Robbie (and Mikey Chung) mouthing the horn parts on “El Pussy Cat Ska,” followed by a bit more nautically-themed tunage before the 5@5:05 (well, closer to 5:10) cover The Beatles in ska style, and The Majaicans and Gerhana Ska Cinta bring the sunshine as the morning sky brightens. Program note in print: RSST gets next week off to make room for 24 hours of “Turtle Island Voices Rising,” an entire Thursday’s worth of Native-themed programming. Now if only that turtle were named “Gamera”… well anyway, tune in and stay tuned!

5/21/2014-Click "Episode Details" to hear Michael Ray & The Nasty Notes on our FOREVER archives.

5/21/2014 The Morning Blend

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

5/20/2014 Rollin' and Tumblin'

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