4/11 in a nutshell…

Kicking off this week’s “Ooh” in memory of Annette Funicello (10/22/42 – 4/8/13), the onetime Mouseketeer who introduced ska to the beaches of California (covering the very same song with which Byron Lee introduced it to New York City). Annette sings Lee’s “Jamaica Ska” twice… once in 1964, and once in 1987, the latter version backed by none other than Fishbone, as heard in the movie “Back to the Beach”. Also reprised is the steel drum version by West Side Symphony Steel Orchestra. Sherwood gets around to April’s “calendar album” tracks, the psychedelically percussive Hal Blaine’s “Hallucinations” and the equally trippy Emil Richards’ “Diamond”. Incidentally, Emil played on Hal’s album! Via YouTube, Mr. Funn visits Tiki Oasis 10 for a 9+min. “Quiet Village” jammed out (loud), birdcalls and all, by the Martini Kings. Listen for a nicely atmospheric transition into Shiina Ringo’s “Poltergeist”. In the Home Stretch, Rita Pavone GotusSKAvered with “Tu Sei Pallido”, a “Lollipop” by any other name, and a spicy one to boot. 5 Mutant Froggies starting at a wee bit past 5:05, some Toots, some Justin Hinds, some TSPO and some Jimmy Cliff later leads up to the wrap-up, and another safe, smooth transition to the Merry Band of Coffeemakers brewing up and serving up your Morning Blend. Tune in… and Stay Tuned!

Pledge Drive show…play list not available.

The Spring pledge drive edition of Rhythm and Grooves, featuring an interview with John Scofield, as well as tunes from Jack McDuff, Miles Davis, Kevin Mahogany, James Andrews, Anita O’Day, Ben Sidran and Susie Arioli. The 45 of the Week was Close Your Eyes, by the Roy Eldgridge/Benny Carter band.

Spring Pledge Drive. Thanks for your support

Episode #400 – Luke Andrews from Temposphere comes down to beg for cash! It’s the Spring Pledge Drive – please support KFAI by calling 612-375-9030!

Spring Pledge drive week 1 w/ Wilma Fubar

4/4 in a nutshell…

Ooh! Our Pledge Drive week 1 edition got off to a slightly glitchy start when a deck locked-up in the middle of “Jamaica Ska”, West Side Symphony Steel Orchestra style. Funny, one of our other identical decks played it flawlessly just a few minutes later! It was part of a tribute to the Byron Lee hit that included the song it was modeled on, Marv Johnson’s “Come On and Stop”. We bumpered an early version of a Mutant Frogs thing we’re calling “NASKA Dub”, and hunting around on YouTube yielded an unreleased Don Drummond jam called “Port Royal”. Sherwood bumpered a new Froggie mix of various samples of interplanetary electromagnetic frequencies received by NASA satellites, called… what else? “Interplanetary Frequencies”. This week’s Planet also included Arthur Lyman, The Peanuts, Fred Katz and a guy he used to provide musical backing for, Ken Nordine. Kicking off the Home Stretch, The Ska-Men, featuring an uncredited Ska-Woman, delivered the GotchaSKAvered Lollipop-of-the-Week, and we had the RSST debut of a new Caro Emerald remix by somebody named Lokee. If we had a 5@5:05 planned, it went right down a Pledge Drive memory hole, so we’ll do a 5×2 next week! Tune in… and Stay Tuned.