Back to the show with 25 CDs of beautiful music….from the back porch. Coolin’ off the way they did it down south in the Delta. Just sittin’…just waitin’ for the sun to go down. And you know it will ‘cause trouble….and the heat….don’t last always.
Sophia Shorai stopped by to preview her new CD, As Long as You’re Living. I also played music by Charles Earland, Greg Skaff, Billy Eckstine, Roy Eldridge, theBuselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra, Charles Mingus, and more….
8/12 in a nutshell…
An old Dave Barker 45, Funkey Reggae, made its RSST debut, finding itself in the company of the likes of The Khandars (The Maytals?), Owen Gray, (Prince) Buster’s All Stars, Beatle-happy Ringo Ska and a new one from Madison-ite Tony Brown, also making hisRSST debut. Sherwood kicks off his Planet this week with a Dot surf rarity leading to a set of Dave Pike (The Dave Pike Set! Honest!), psych/lounge by The Astros, the West Side Symphony Steel Orchestra doing Byron Lee (acing the man himself on his own Jamaica Ska, and someone we’ve taken to calling Countess Ringula. (Guess who?…!) In the 4:am hour, jump up to the sounds of Jump Up! and get effervescent with Fizzy! (Who??) Then hang around for the mellow, jazzy TSPO bassist Tsuyoshi Kawakami crew skanking on an old Bacharach favorite. Ssssmmmoooooooooothh, baby!
I had a VERY busy show this week. Two interviews that included live performances so not much time to play recorded music. One of the live guest Butch R Baker The Candlesticks will appear at the Lake Harriet Bandshell with a Tribute to Woodstock for the 41st anniversary of that event. So even though there weren’t a lot of today’s CDs, what I did play was meant to be a powerful reminder of the summers of Love and War.