Latin flavored opening leads into the Sephardic. Blending shortly with Cabo Verde and other African countries, including Ethiopia, Egypt & Madagaskar. This program ends with two tracks from Joni Mitchell’s “Traveloque” and a preview of the Chicago AfroBeat Project.

see play list below

Broadcasting live from Rondo Days Celebration in Saint Paul, I played music from Reggie Quinerly, Grant Green Gregory Porter, Cold Sweat, Trombone Shorty, and others. Also aired an interview with saxophonist Ted Nash, who will be coming to town to play at a benefit for pianist/composer Jeremy Walker.

hosted by Yonci at Rondo Days; the R&B Edition

Episode #415: A-List material otherwise known as “If you didn’t make it to the Cafe Maude-Loring gig last Thursday Night mix.”

7/18 in a nutshell…

From The Skatalites’ “Ball of Fire” to the “Ganja Plant” fueling the voyages of Minister of Science and Space Exploration Prince Buster (and he made it all the way to Mars!) to an appearance by Don (“Cosmic”) Drummond himself, this is the RSST “Space Month” tribute show we really wanted to pull off last week! We had a “Moon Invader”, some “Ghost Riders” and even some “Stardust”! Heck, Roy Richards even makes “Contact”! And wait’ll you hear what Sherwood has in store… The Pleiades, Venus, and Shiina Ringo’s “Carnation” turn up. And “Carnations” have exactly what to do with space? Here’s a friendly reminder from our 12/8/11 playlist…
Shiina Ringo: Carnation (ft. Saito Neko’s Orchestra & a cameo by Tokyo Jihen) (3:10) / pv & cd single [Toshiba/EMI] – The twin career paths of Shiina Ringo begin to merge… and I am properly gassed! Jihen beaming in, as if from the Enterprise transporter room, onto the stage set and immediately joining in the lush symphonic arrangement… has JJ Abrams seen this??? (seeing as he’s currently in charge of the Trek franchise… ) …THIS!!! …is why Sherwood’s Planet ♥♥♥♥s SR.” Sherwood neglected to mention that Neko’s entire orchestra beam into the Maestro’s presence, at the signal of his baton, on the same spacey stage set even as they begin performing the music. Vanished from US-accessible YouTube last I checked, but try something called wat.tv… Meanwhile, in the Home Stretch (kicked off by Maria Visconti’s take on the ole “Lollipop”)… the late, legendary Moon Ska Records (how appropriate!) make up the 5@5:05 with tracks by Chris Murray backed by The Secondhands and covering The Toasters, Buford O’Sullivan (on Moon subsidiary Ska Satellite), Laurel Aitken backed by The Skatalites, Skavoovee & the Epitones, The Toasters themselves, Let’s Go Bowling… you get the picture! The Liptones do their actual tune called “Moon Ska”, One Groovy Coconut (Ska Satellite again!) contribute the Star Wars-inspired instro “Millenium Falcon”, The Cat Empire (hope you caught their Cedar show, they’re amazing!) do “Prophets in the Sky” from their new one Steal the Light, and fellow Melbourners the Melbourne Ska Orchestra reprise “He’s A Tripper”. Now that’s celebrating the RSST-designated “Space Month” in high style! Tune in… and stay tuned!

Today’s program starts in Peru. travels to Brasil & Ecuador and moves into the Caribbean where we close the program.

See play list below