Sheila Carrington, of the Edina A Better Chance Foundation, came by, and we both talked by phone with Delfeayo Marsalis, coming to town to perform at the Dakota for the group’s fundraiser. Also played music from Duke Ellington, Cecil Taylor, Chester Thompson, Wes Montgomery, Jay Epstein, Billy Eckstine, Dizzy Gillespie, and a new vocalist from Oakland, Lisa Forkish. 45 of the week: The Chef, by Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis on Prestige.

Episode #393 – Flying high on Luke’s Mai Tai’s

Visits with Pooja Goswami Pavan, Greg Herriges, and Solas

(2/14 in a nutshell… )

Happy Skalentines from RSST! The “Ooooooh” is jam-packed with all the ska oldies designed to bring out the warm-fuzzies in you and yours… and for those of you without a “yours”, consolation prizes from Phyllis Dillon, Prince Buster and Justin Hinds. Sherwood stayed in the spirit with papayas and mangos straight from Rosemary Clooney’s shady nook… and Shiina Ringo’s shady nuke, respectively… and just wait’ll you hear who Dizzy Gillespie met in the Land of Oo-Bla-Dee! The Home Stretch gave us Pily Gaos extolling the virtues of“Mi Novio Esquimale” (her “Lollipop” by any other name), the 5@5:05 were 5 uninterrupted Froggies, and… whatever else you do, don’t get Bonnie Pink or The Miceteeth wrong! And remember… “There’ll Always Be Sunshine” on that “Marvelous Trip to the Planets”. Tune in, and stay tuned!

Ash Wednesday – mardi gras conclusion featuring la muzique louisiane… then concluding in Brasil for a different sort of carnival music.

Today’s show featured an interview with Big Bill Morganfield, the son of Muddy Waters…who has a new release on the market. It’s called “Blues With A Mood”.
We talked about this project and about a new addition to his touring show: the guitars of his father….2 guitars belonging to Muddy Waters that Bill is exhibiting as part of his stage show.


I was visited today by singer Katie Gearty and choreographer/director Regina Peluso, who talked about the Jazz Ballet, Go A Lot of Living to Do, at the Southern Theater. We talked about the ballet and played some of the songs that Katie Sings in it. Also spent time playing music from New Orleans, in celebration of Mardis Gras, including tunes by the New Orleans Collective, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Louis Armstrong, the Dirty Dozen, James Andrews, Astral Project, and Jim Robinson. A couple of songs to remember the recently passed Donald Byrd, and that was the show.