Jazz

5/24 in a nutshell…

In the “Ooh”… Hot on the heels of the Lee Perry/Subatomic performance at the Cedar, we got on the air and did the Push Push one more time, before the guy we like to call Neil “Ska”-daka did the Jellyfish. The King and Queen were there, doing some Warm and Tender Ska in the Middle of the Night… with a Firestick as the only light source! Oh, that Astro ‘Gator? He was out in space, swimming among the stars. It’s all there in the playlist! A 2Tone era (not “label”) set included a guy from Hawkwind, a guy from Mott the Hoople, and some Lambrettas. All of ‘em, actually! The Cap’n took us back to the ’60s with Tracey Dey, Ria Bartok and The Don. Sherwood previewed a tribute to legendary Godzilla soundtrack composers Akira Ifukube and Masaru Sato(h). (We’ve seen the name elsewhere with and without the h. The Ventures, Arthur Lyman, Mike Simpson, Weather Report and Emerson Lake & Palmer also Worked their way into Hour 2, before the back-announce. Where was Ringo? Quadruple-Ringrolling you in Hour 3, of course! See the non-reg playlist for the in-depth details on the 4@4… we went all-out for this! We also proudly debuted our brand-newly-hatched 3-eyed Froggie named Greenhenge, which Dr. Strangedub from Echo Chamber describes as “The Skatalites meet Martin Denny”… ExotiSKA, anyone?

Atypically this program features two interviews; in the first segment Josh Wise from the MN Fair Trade Coalition (MNFairTradeCoalition.org) joins me with an update on the global trade market currently.  At the top of the second hour I get to speak with the actor playing Sandra from the upcoming touring production "FELA" coming in early June to the Ordway Theatre in St. Paul.

See Play List below


rest in peace – Donna Summer

The soft hammer of the highly liquidated, cocktail-jazz ambiance of the Higher-Than-Fi.

5/17 in a nutshell…

It was one week left ‘til the Lee Perry gig at the Cedar (backed by Subatomic Sound System!) and we bookended the opening set of the “Ooh” with a pair of classic Scratch skas (Wishes of the Wicked and Do the Push Push). We reprised “Suzie’s” Swedish-produced Lolli-knockoff “My Cup of Tea” (and we are starting to ponder just how many MBL-influenced knockoffs (not straight-up covers) actually exist… that’ll take some digging. We wrapped up the hour with summa that ollll’ moooooon stompin’! from Roy Ellis’ old band Symarip before back-announcing over some Ska from Studio 5. …Sherwood careened from Horace Silver to Teddy Mertens… …to Hank Marr to Shiina Ringo on his way to Space Station no. 9 (in a Capsule, of course)… and from there, also to the Moon. Oh, and about the Moon… the home of Neil Armstrong’s famous boot prints also turns up in one of the 4(+1)@4 (“hot ska-naries” this week) in a Cabernet Deneuve song! Sakura & the Quests Twisted the GotchaSKAllipop, Prince Fatty & Mutant Hifi had a Nagila, and Giuliano Palma came in from the cold. ‘Bout time, it’s darn near summer!

Pages