Jazz

5/5 in a nutshell…
Break into the light! Party at ground zero! And ska-doo-de-yah!
Working backwards from Hour 3, we inaugurated the May GotchaSKAvered Ska Cover-of-the-Month Club selection, Phoenix City, with the Judge Dread version (see embellished non-regulation playlist, posted in Announcements, for the Capt.‘s lowdown on this selection_ a rulebook loophole is invoked, ‘nuff said). Ska on the jazzy side made up the 4@4, b4 which was Sherwood B. Funn spending an hour in the Voov with great old sides by Googie Rene’, The Fireballs, Joe Meek and Peggy Lee, with relative newcomers Dengue Fever and Anna Calvi (both COMING SOON!! to 7th St. Entry and Triple Rock, respectively) contributing quite worthily. Opening the show: a well-rounded set of Jamaica’s finest ska oldies from the likes of Peter Tosh, Carlos Malcolm, the Mighty Vikings, and the even mightier Skatalites. Mash it!

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It felt good to be back in the saddle again and especially good to be back at KFAI after being a judge for the 2012 International Blues Challenge Road To Memphis show. Sena Ehrhardt Band won the competition to represent Minnesota next year and next week she’ll be a guest on Rollin Tumblin.(Tom Hunter Jon Gunvaldson won the duo category.)

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New music from Lynne Arriale, Randy Weston, Atsuko Hashimoto, Bobby Sanabria, and Sherly Bailey. Classic recordings from the International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Gene Ammons, Freddie Hubbard, and Charles Mingus. And more…

  • = New
  1. = Twin Cities Artist
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Record Store Day Review! Lots of “new-to-me” vinyl on the show tonight! All purchased on Record Store Day, April 16, 2011.

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Poly Styrene

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The Rocket Ship launched into light sprinkles this week, so The Silvertones’ Raindrops seemed a good choice for openers in a set where we stopped that train, marched forward, loved both you and your company, and met Miss Lulu. ut y’know what never grows old? Toots hooking up with The Skatalites, Terry Hall and U-Roy for The Maytals’ True Love all-star release of just a few years back.
Somewhere in orbit around Sherwood’s, Mr. Funn celebrated Duke Ellington and Earl Bostic, birthday boys this past week, and rediscovered where those Janelle Monae and Margot Blanche cds were filed. Babopbye-ya! Ska by artists not known for it made up the 4(+1)@4, and GotchaSKAvered sent Al Capone off to the court of the late great and infamously BBC-banned Judge Dread. Next week, new month, new cover ska-ng! Oww, that was bad…
G-O-O-O-N-GGGG!!! :^)

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