Quite a bit of older music today, starting with Jimmy McGriff, Tadd Dameron, Count Basie, Nina Simone, Miles Davis, Bill Evans, and Eric Dolphy. A few newer performances from Joe Lovano, Pete Whitman’s X-Tet, and Lynne Arriale. The 45 of the week was Thou Swell, from a late 50s EP by Kai Winding and JJ Johnson.

Episode #429 — “Hey that’s a sweet mouth” mix

Fall 2013 Pledge Drive Week 2: Halloween Dance ‘n’ Pledge Party with Lady Miss Ian, the Pledge Banana

10/24 in a nutshell…

The “Ooh” got rolling with an English Beat classic in honor of their coming appearance at the Cabooze on 12/1 before settling into a comforable old ’60s ska groove, throwing occasional curveballs like Annamarie’s “Lollipop” knockoff “Little Boy Butterfly” and the yardstyle Perrey/Kingsley-isms of Colonel Elliott & the Lunatics. Sherwood’s Planet didn’t get shorted… it only looks that way because the Perez Prado Orchestra stretched their “Voodoo Suite” out to a whopping 23+ minutes! Also check out Rubin Steiner (who we haven’t played in, like, forever… shame on us!), Les Baxter, Lionel Hampton and a duo named Serani Poji. The Home Stretch launched us Earthward again with Italians Arpioni and their girl Lollipop. The Lights Went Down and a Bad Moon Rose thanks to Noel Alphonso’s outfit Jah Malla before the 5@5:05 took us to the Japanese Ska Zoo. Lions, ducks (drakes, to be exact), a penguin, an elephant, and later on, even some mice… well, their teeth, at least… all doing the Ska quite authoritatively. Begoña Bang Matu made her RSST debut, appropriately enough given the time of year, with “Autumn Leaves” and, just wait’ll you hear MFSB playing ska… no, not that MFSB, but rather Mr. Fly Ska Band! CURVEBALL! ‘Til next time, tune in… and stay tuned.

More solicitation and celebration of ongoing support for OUR Community Radio station, Dear KFAI !! Week two brought back J.Otis and the Interro-Bang !?

It was my one and only show during the Fall Pledge Drive, and Pippi Ardennia came by to talk about her new CD and even improvise a little bit of a sung “ask.” I played older music from Rueben Wilson, Stanley Turrentine, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, and Lou Donaldson; \new music from Adam Brenner, Pippi Ardennia, Foreign Motion, and Chaise Lounge. The 45 of the week was Someone, by Murray McEachron, an EP.