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This week’s show was preempted to bring us a special live report by Democracy Now on the revolution in Egypt.

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hosted by J. Otis Powell!

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Production Library music, a mystery box of 45s, crime funk, and HIM!

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Today’s guest: Stefani Levi, previewing her group Corazon en la Mano’s performance at Hosmer Library World Music Concert Series on Saturday, February 5.


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2/3 in a nutshell…
We’ve once again taken to observing birthdays here on the Rocket Ship, and this week we had a bumper crop. Bob Marley, Derrick Harriott (on Bob’s day!), Lester Sterling, Arthur Lyman (the inspiration for a few choice Skatalites covers for Top Deck) and Hal Blaine, who gave us a percussive psych instrumental for every month of the year. Cakes and candles aside, some outfit calling itself the Special Beat existed in the late ’60s, beating the Specials/English Beat blended band by a good quarter century! They recorded for our fine feathered physician friend Dr. Bird… Our initial 4(+1)-in-a-row plan (3 minute heroes) got Busted up real bad this week, February’s GotchaSKAvered tune is Don Drummond’s Confucious, we got Frosted with The Dualers, and we threw in a Skeatles set… Ska for mop-tops! Like David Lindley once said, Ev’wybody skweem!

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94 East rocks out the first hour followed by the return of Days of Rae.

The blues, the whole blues and nothin’ but……

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Kind of a quiet morning. Newer music from Kyle Asche Organ Trio, Marcus Shelby Orchestra, and Noah Preminger. Tunes from Lynn Arriale, John Schofield, and Wise Magraw (2 songs), in addition to the Mingus Moment, and a tune from the James Moody/Hank Jones Quartet, featuring the vocals of Roberta Gambarini.

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Kenna Cottman – host

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