GotchaSKAvered’s July selection Madness gets the Georgie Fame treatment this week. Mr. Fame, of Blue Flames fame (heh, heh) was Prince Buster’s keyboardist on the Prince’s UK productions such as 1962’s Wash Wash. Shuffle-beat Ska made up the 4( minutes, and all of this commenced after Sherwood (he of Planet fame, speaking as we were earlier of fame… ) took us around a world populated by the likes of Lydia Lunch, Shiina Ringo and Perfume, not to mention the Son of Godzilla! A double shot of Twist (from Owen Gray and Gary U.S. Bonds) made its way early into the first hour. Funny, even the Bonds number sounded a bit like Ska… Chikitup!
Live music in the studio today…Elijah Blue and his new band:
Elijah the Crazy 8’s. Elijah recently got married and had his eighth child, he also turned his life around by quitting drinking.
He came in the studio to tell about his new life style and all the gigs that have come his way since his recovery. You can find him at the Moon Dance Jam July 14th, 15th 16th.
Elijah The Crazy 8’s.
I did get in some recorded music today as well. See play list below.
A mixture of tunes, including new music from Rick Stone, Jeff Hackworth, Tom Harrell, Rene Marie, and Harris, Sanchez, Scott. Classic songs from Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, Tadd Dameron with John Coltrane, Art Blakey, and Charles Mingus, and more…
7/7 in a nutshell…
We noticed the night sky beginning to turn blue at the tail-end of this week’s show, where we had some time remaining after The End.
And, you got Ringrolled this week to close out the whopping 4(+3)-in-a-row, just before the inaugural July GotchaSKAvered Ska Cover-of-the-Month Club selection… Live MADNESS, doing the Prince Buster classic they took their name from! Sherwood lit-up the Voov with tributes to both YMO and, unexpectedly, Michel Legrand! He opened the hour, though, by squirreling himself away in a Capsule bound for Space Station no. 9. Once aboard, however, the beings he met there claimed that They Came From Beyond Space! The opening oldies hour set everything up nicely by launching from The Moon before plowing through the Jet Stream and crashing into Ocean #11!
Alternate Earth has that many, you know… one of the alternate Earths, anyway… (did somebody say more than one? Cue imaginary Twilight Zone-ish music… )