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Charlie Louvin; Orkestar Bez Ime

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1/27 in a nutshell…
A Roland Alphonso jump/ska/shuffle on Quizas (Perhaps) makes its RSST debut this week, as does a Georgie Fame take on Prince Buster’s Madness and sides by Googie Rene and Sammy Leeds… and don’t miss Caro Emerald!!! Señor Coconut is a friend… nuff said. The 4(+1)@4’s all about the TV, from songs about it to show themes, and GotchaSKAvered wraps up its tribute to Jamaica Ska with… Wash Wash??? …and, by the way, don’t miss Caro Emerald!!!

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Big Surf Heats up Studio 5

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Had a visit from actors in the studio today. A new movie made in Minnesota called Hunting Buddies just went national. The producers and the hunting buddies from the film stopped by to chat.

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Today’s show featured new music from The DeFrancesco Brothers, The Cannonball-Coltrane Project, Joel Shapira, and the Marcus Shelby Orchestra, as well as classic tunes from Charled Mingus, Hank Mobley, Cal Tjader Stan Getz, and Cannonball Adderley. Finally, I played a live recording of the Afro-Peruvian sextet that I recorded in Lima.

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Kenna Camara Cottman – host

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Blue Hair, Muzak, and Sunshine Pop. Plus 6 artists making their debut on the program!

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Savage Aural Hotbed and their Glove of Sound

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1/20 in a nutshell…
Entering the studio just prior to airtime, an incessant bell was imploring anybody who was forced to listen to answer the phone that no-one was trying to call in on, or alternately let people in who weren’t standing outside the building. If I were that bell I would have SHUT UP already, but I wasn’t… so I led the oldies set off (after Rocket Ship) with Roland Alphonso’s If I Were A Bell, naturally. Roland or no Roland, that bell was still going strong during The Takeaway. We had a bumper-crop of 1/20 birthday boys to celebrate, from Juan Tizol to Esquivel to Ray Anthony to Jean-Jacques Perrey! Lo-o-o-ong cuts (7:min.+) defined the 4(+1)@(a wee bit past)4, and GotchaSKAvered pumped out, to our knowledge, the only instrumental Jamaica Ska out there. The Byron Lee hit was covered by the West Side Symphony Steel Orchestra. Now swing your arms…

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