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Merry Christmas

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The One Hour Exotica Special (program starts at the 32:30 mark; fast forward to 32:30 mark of the archive to hear the Exotica Special)

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12/23 in a nutshell…
Merry Skanksmas, skassengers… due to the fact that a good crateful of our music got left on the launchpad this week, we had to reach, reach, reach for ska/rocksteady/reggae/lounge that we could tangentially connect to winter, let alone Christmas! Hence, Alton Ellis’ Remember That Sunday because this Sunday is Boxing Day, Tokyo Ska’s And the Angels Sing because the title mentions singing angels, and Gil Fuller and the MJFO’s Seesaw because some of you may be giving/receiving an actual seesaw for Christmas! That said, we still had authentic seasonal goodies like Granville Williams’ Santa Claus Is Ska-ing To Town and a couple of Nutcracker goodies a la Duke Ellington. Will Santa give Shiina Ringo a Rickenbacker guitar and a Marshall amp (and, presumably, a quarter-inch cable to connect the two) for Christmas? …or will Mr. Sandman??
Listen to Marunouchi Sadistic (Expo Version) for the pertinent clue, and happy Ska-lidays, skassengers!

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Our SIX MONTH Anniversary! Show #26

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Today’s show was a Christmas present going out to my performing friends who make the Twin Cities their home. Make it your New Year’s resolution to get out and support live music. My Christmas wish for all of us: Peace On Earth!

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RIP CAPTAIN BEEFHEART

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Contemporary sounds from Louis Hayes, The Bad Plus, Andy Farber, Charmin Shapira, George Colligan, and Curtis Fuller. Classic tunes from Jimmy Smith, Hank Crawford, Ron Carter, and Charles Mingus.

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paying attention to James Moody (March 26, 1925 – December 9, 2010) an American jazz saxophone and flute player best known for his hit Moody’s Mood for Love, an improvisation based on I’m in the Mood for Love; in performance, he often improvised vocals for the tune.

with co-host Yonci Jameson

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Rock-Gone-Wrong (or right) and lots of it. Covers galore in the early going, and then Spy Jazz.

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