12/13 in a nutshell…

GotchaSKAvered, December, week 2: “Obla Di, Obla Da” New York Ska-Jazz style, from NYSJE’s Skaleidoscope, kicking off the Home Stretch. What an Ensemble! Tsuyoshi Kawakami was the featured artist on the first-ever 5:05 5(+1)-in-a-row, both as bassist with Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra and fronting his other band the Moodmakers, alternating tracks ‘til each band has played three apiece. Back in Tink’s neck of the woods, the psychedelically percussive Hal Blaine’s December tune is “Love-In”, Thelonious Moog served up the good, the bad, and Frank Zappa, and doubles were poured for Les Baxter, Stan Kenton and Andre Popp. Back in the “Ooh” there was no running or recurring theme other than cool times and hot ska classics, so tune in… and stay tuned!

Brady Lillie and Soul Tree entertained us almost two years ago on L-5 and now they have regrouped under the name Step Rockets with all new original music.   The new configuration sounds marvelous!

Click here to listen to this show on our PERMANENT archives:  https://archive.org/details/1291StepRockets

Latin jump ~ sabor ~ mambo ~ baile ! Second hour tribute to Ravi Shankar and a two song set from Africa.

Music Host: David Cummings
News Host: Flor Frey
Producer: Mike Fischbein
Engineer: Mike Stapp

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Music Host: Dale Connelly
News Host: Terry Carter
Producer: Dale Connelly

Music Host: Lydia Howell
News Host: Siobhan Keirans
Producer: Dale Connelly

Dave Brubeck : 1920 – 2012