11/12/2009 Rocket Ship Ska Trip

This week’s opening oldies set mutates into a tribute to Ringo (both Starr AND Shiina!) with the Skatalites and TSPO providing musical backing. Sherwood spins 2 more Shiina tunes, Mastretta’s lo-o-o-ongie First Exit, and heads for Adelaide by way of Bill Evans and Eddie Costa. Then a 4(+1) at 4 featuring 1st-generation ska from outside Jamaica… with Ska in both the lyrics and song title! Lollipop Week 35 is sung by German Heidi Bachert.

11/10/2009 Rhythm and Grooves

New music from Bill Heid, Nancy Harms, Ben Allison. Old music from Ike Quebec and Dexter Gordon. Classic stuff from Duke Ellington, Anita O’Day w/Gene Krupa, Slim Gaillard, and the Delta Rhythm Boys. And more….

11/10/2009 Rollin' and Tumblin'

See playlist below.

11/9/2009 Jet Set Planet

Two cranes and a case of lubricant.

11/7/2009 Mostly Jazz

Zev Aelony 1938 – 2009

11/6/2009 Fubar Omniverse

Let Me Go Rock and Roll

11/5/2009 Collective Eye

New and reent releases by Kermit Ruffins, Roberta Fambarini, Joyce Randolph, Sachal Vasandani, Rod McGaha, Charnett Moffett,Rasmsey Lewis, Sachal Vasandani, and Bobby Broom.

11/5/2009 Rocket Ship Ska Trip

The old-old-oldies set kicks off with a band normally known as the Church Street Five, who backed, among others, Gary US Bonds. They also recorded as Baby Earl and the Trini-Dads when dabbling in Ska, which they do here quite energetically! What follows is a lively mix of Jamaican and international first-generation ska.
In Hour 2, Sherwood gives us the Waters of Minnetonka according to Stanley Black, an 18th-century Penny Lane, spooky business that there wasn’t time for last week (and besides, there’s a Friday the 13th this month_ yaayyyy!), and two Shiina Ringo goodies. The 4-at-4 is all German Ska-Ska-Skandal bands that begin with the letter B, and we have our first movie action-hero Lollipopper in Steven Seagal, teaming up with Lt. Stitchie!