5/16 in a nutshell…

The “Ooh” that got away! From us, anyway. A few wrong-disc/wrong-track/wrong-player errors culminated in the Opening Oldies Hour airing the brand-spankin’ new Caro Emerald/Lokee remix of “Tangled Up” which, fortunately, is a really cool tune! We got things back under our control ‘til a certain UFO from ’47 crashed into our playlist! Oh, well… it was piloted by our own Froggies, and gave us a chance to line up the rest of the “Ooh” which pretty much went off without a hitch. Sherwood then took us around his Planet with the sounds of Matt Wilson’s Arts & Crafts, Eddie Cano, Owen Bradley, YMCK and more, and the Home Stretch saw Brave Combo doling out this week’s Lollipop. The theme of the 5@5:05 was “Night and Day”, including the actual song bearing that title, performed here by After Hours. Bad Manners and Kingston Kitchen (twice!) also figured into that set. The pop/ska “Bang Bang Boom Boom” was by somebody named Beth Hart. She’s entirely new to us, but apparently her recording career dates back to the ’90s! Most of what she does is solidly blues/rock, but whatever she’s singin’, she’s put it over the top with everybody from Joe Bonamassa to Jeff Beck to Les Paul his bad self. Nice pop/ska number, by the way. OK, skassengers, the RSST has the week of the 23rd off to make room for KFAI to mount 24 solid hours of Native American programming, so Tune In… and Stay Tuned! Back in 2 weeks.

Lots of African sounds from the continent and the globe.

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A few new tunes, and a mix of older and newer material, including tracks from Roy Haynes, James Carter Organ Trio, Grant Green, Steve Turre, Michael O’Brien, James Marentic, Nancy King, and David Sanchez, Stefon Harris, and Christian Scott. New music from Mark Gross, Thisbe Vos, and Sasha’s Bloc. 45 of the week was The Mooche, by Duke Ellington, from 1953.

Thanks Melinda !

Episode #405 the “I’m not that Spock (yes you are Skipper)” mix.

5/9 in a nutshell…

Let’s cut straight to the middle segment this week… Sherwood sent a musical shout-out to KFAI’s “The Nighthawk” who’d done a prerecorded announcement invoking KFAI’s much-missed “Little City in Space”. The RSST’s very short, very incomplete LCS soundtrack included fondly-remembered music from The Satellite Singers, Tokyo Happy Coats, Harry James, Henry ManciniAND an “ad” for UF-No aerosol flying saucer repellant (from the makers of “Torna-Go” brand tornado repellant!) Things got really spaced-out when the Orb (“We’re Pastie to Grill You” from Pomme Fritz) took its own sweet time mixing into Mutant Frogs (“Pro-Pleasure Gas – Sherwood’s Voovie Doo Dub” from It’s One Of Ours) with the two tracks running simultaneously for a good 3+ minutes! The Home Stretch kicked off with Mari Umeki’s “Boy Lollipop”, GotchaSKAvered took over the 5@5:05, and skipping backwards over the middle segment, the “Ooh” gave us ’60s ska covers of “Stardust”, “Do the Jerk”, “A Rockin’ Good Way” and “Kiddy-O”, as well as opening with a freshly unearthed 1971 Zap Pow goodie from Revolution, “Get Up”. Of course, if you were listening at airtime, chances are good you were already up! ‘Til next time, tune in… and stay tuned.

Mr. Gosh, aka Greg Carr steps up to the Board on a return engagement as host of Global Beat, subbing during the recent Pledge Drive. Check out his latest listening options — right here !