Episode #450 – The Jan Davis Guitar with Jan Davis – on guitar! Plus Newley in a Deep Hole.
N=Artist’s debut on the program

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

Hosts: Mark Koerner, Paul Brohaugh, Janis Lane-Ewart
Guests: Debbie Richman
Programs: Back Story, Truth To Tell
Reporters: Dixie Triechel
Editors: Robert Easley, Rico Morales, Dave Rolf

3/20 in a nutshell…

It was Big Name Time in the Ooh this week, and our set was peppered with plenty of the usual suspects… Lee Perry, Desmond Dekker, Bob Marley, Millie Small, and many more made the scene, some backed up by The Skatalites or some variant thereof (probably the post-Knibb/Brevett Soul Bros. propelling late-ska/early-rocksteady groovers like The Renegades’ “Mr. Hops”… ), and we didn’t leave out Byron Lee and his uptown crew of “Jamaica Ska”-ing Dragonaires. Stay tuned for Sherwood’s Planet, where Mr. B. Funn brought you Emil Richards’ calendar-album track for March, from his Stones lp (not a Mick/Keef tribute, btw), rescued a glitched YMCK cut something like 8 songs after the fact (last year’s “Turn Left, Turn Right,” which tracked flawlessy up in Deck 1), and double-shotted Victor Feldman and the cosmic Lonnie Liston Smith. GotchaSKAvered, as usual, got the Home Stretch rolling with Accurate-label jazz trombonist Josh Roseman’s take on Don Drummond’s “Confucious.” Italian ska bands made up the 5(+1)@5:05, including 3mende, Ska-J and both of Giuliano Palma’s bands, Casino Royale and The Bluebeaters. And Arpioni got into the set twice! As I type this up, the Perfume/Tokyo Ska collab gig at NHK Hall has already happened, and if I ever find tracks from it streaming anywhere (please, a recording of this DOES exist, right?) I’ll give ‘em a spin… tune in and stay tuned.

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