Hamilton Sandwich and Dusty Bunny sat in at the Jet Set Lounge while
waiting for their next intergalactic flight outta town, outta space
and outta time. While in the studio they hung out with Japanese Pop
Girls, Mambozos, Organ-Pounders, Sound-Trackers, Tiki-Fiends, Biker
Chicks and Beatniks. Finally a party you can invite mother too.
10/20 in a nutshell…
The 4@4 theme this week was bands we haven’t played in a hell of a long time, followed up by an unrelated GotchaSKAvered_ we actually do play Ernest Ranglin somewhat frequently around here, and he’s got us SKAvered with his take on Ball of Fire, which started out life as the theme from British sci-fi telly’s Echo 4-2 under the title Echo 4-2, and Hour 3 wound up with something brand new… Tomorrow as a matter of fact! Aboard the Voov, chiptuners YMCK explained their name, Capsule cooked up cosmic tones, Senor Coconut gave us sweet dreams, and Ken Nordine spun a yarn about a regular guy who, waking up at 2 every morning, gradually learned what time it is everywhere. The Ooh (Opening Oldies Hour) spun its typically well-rounded mix of ska and early rocksteady from both sides of the Atlantic, during which onetime real-life boxer Prince Buster fancifully documents a bout with rival record producer Arthur ‘Duke’ Reid, himself a former police officer. Freeze!
Still working through new music from the past few weeks, including from Reuben Wilson, Dr. Michael White, Mike Longo, Ellen Martin, Joan Stiles, Christian McBride, and Matt Slocum. Classic tunes from Yusef Lateef, Jazz Crusaders, Coleman Hawkins, and of course, Charles Mingus.