12/16 in a nutshell…
Listen for a pretty cool 3-tune mix during Hr. 1_ Otis Gayle into (Harry Hosono’s) Tin Pan Alley into Li’l Gizzelle! Hour 2 find: Rosemary Clooney’s original Mangos (we’ve been known to drop Shiina Ringo’s cover Papaya Mango into the mix and one of these weeks we’ll play ‘em back-to-back). In Hr. 3, the 4@4 tells you to do something! … whether it’s Turning Around, dancing the Jamaica Ska, Just Saying Yeah!, or simply Moving Your Feet. Lollipop a la français was served up by Agnes Loti, and we hear another tune from the Prizefighters new debut. Follow their sound_ it’s heavyweight!
After a record snowfall here in Minnesota, everyone has been doing the cool, blues walk….through snow drifts. I had the blues so I thought I’d share it with my listeners…the blues, the whole blues and nothin’ but.
Lots of classic music for a snow-bound day, including Rueben Wilson, Ray Charles Betty Carter, Cal Tjader, Dizzy Gillespie, James Moody, Charles Mingus, and Oliver Nelson. Newer music from Bill O’Connell and Dean Magraw’s Red Planet.
12/9 in a nutshell…
Teachin’ the Ska, from way up in the Jet Stream down to the Vienna Woods all the way to the Honky Tonk. Also the album debut of the TC’s very own Prizefighters, and 2 ska Beatles covers… r.i.p., John.
In hour 2, a certain Mr. Ho salutes Esquivel in high style, two Papayas and a Mango mix it up in Winter Wonderland, Ja-Da gets cha-cha’d, Tico gets Tico’d, and the Rumble gets mamboed. Then, a bumper-crop 4(+3)-in-a-row salutes the Ska Beat label, the Lolli gets Meu Bemmed, and The Prizefighters come back for a return match… knock yourself out!