Jazz

We played a red-hot corker of a Mighty Vikings tune on the Wincox label called Running Water, right after Vienna Woods early in Hour 1, in a set that careened into TSPO founder Asa-Chang’s Blue Hats big band somewhere near the :30 mark.
Sherwood B. Funn kicked his orbital Voovie Doo Lounge into overdrive with Bobby Sanabria, and threw in some old-school Kenton to boot! Shiina Ringo, Earl Bostic and other fine artists peppered the rest of the hour in high style. The 4(+1)-at-4 went Skapanese starting with another Ringo gem, and this week’s Lollipop was sung by a certain Maggie Mae! Nobody that Rod Stewart knew, of course… this girl was quite wiiiide awake, thank you! Oh, and by the way, that makes 3, count’em, 3 mixed English/German versions! Jawohl!

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Nancy Harms dropped by to talk about her new album In the Indigo. Also played songs written by John

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Taking the A-Train from Blues Alley to Soul Street today, with short stops on Funk Avenue and at the intersection of Jazz and Soul.

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Bob Barker meets Shaft in Africa

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All These Things

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Interview with KFAI program host, David Cummings, on the music of Johnny Mercer. New releases by Cedar Walton, Jalala, Jeff Chan and Bradley Parker-Sparrow.

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This week’s opening oldies set mutates into a tribute to Ringo (both Starr AND Shiina!) with the Skatalites and TSPO providing musical backing. Sherwood spins 2 more Shiina tunes, Mastretta’s lo-o-o-ongie First Exit, and heads for Adelaide by way of Bill Evans and Eddie Costa. Then a 4(+1) at 4 featuring 1st-generation ska from outside Jamaica… with Ska in both the lyrics and song title! Lollipop Week 35 is sung by German Heidi Bachert.

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