2/9 in a nutshell
We’ve plugged “skeatles” on this show before, but this week, prepare to meet the real thing! The Skeatles, much like Ringo Ska, are an all-Beatles-covers ska band, this one HQ’d in Groningen, Netherlands, where this live gig recording originated. Our “fab” 4(+2)-in-a-row also had Ringo Ska in it, as well as Skapontas. GotchaSKAvered’s J-Lollipops week 2 was sung by Mie Nakao, we had another new Pinstripes track, Sherwood reprised Perez Prado’s epic “Voodoo Suite”, and the “Ooh” belatedly celebrated the same-day (this past Monday Feb. 6) birthdays of Bob Marley and Derrick Harriott. Jerk to the Ska!
And you heard it here first. Just Venus, her acoustic guitar and she carried the evening. It was a six string guitar but I swear it sounded like a twelve string…you decide. You can listen to that show in its entirety just by clicking here: https://archive.org/details/85VenusDeMars
Classics from Jack McDuff, Nat King Cole, Joe Turner, and Anita O’Day. Newer music from Chris Lomheim, Jay Epstein, David Murray, The Mike Wofford/Holly Hoffman Quintet, and more… Including Charles Mingus.
(2/2 in a nutshell… )
An RSST debut of a brand-spankin-new Pinstripes track in Hour 3, and it’s a goodie… “Alright, Baby” from I on a label we haven’t heard of called Collective Culture. We also kicked off an entire month of Japanese “Lollies” as we like to call ‘em around here, whether it’s “My Boy” “My Girl” “My Collie” or who- or what- ever it is that inspired any given singer to cover the ‘Pop. This week: Yukari Ito. The 4(+1)@4 is some Prince Buster-related sides, Sherwood spun one of the ‘b’s on Shiina Ringo’s Carnation single in addition to meandering down Jade Warrior’s “Dark River”, and listen to the tail end of the “Ooh” for this really cool ’60s ska oldie… all the way from Soweto, SA! ‘Til next time, keep unearthin’…