12/8 in a nutshell…
The 4@4 visited Red Eye City, Phoenix City, Center City and Motor City! Prince Buster’s GotchaSKAvered with this week’s Ob-La-Di installment, and stay tuned for the extended double-shot of Joey Altruda! Sherwood beams in some new Shiina, Margot Blanche digs the Duke, and in the Ooh, Prince Jazzbo takes over late in the hour… but Buster and Baby Face are hot on his heels! Near the start of the show, Count Ossie can be heard Swinging for Joy. Tis the season!
Forging his own brand of high-energy, low-brow Upper Mississippi blues, the one-man band powerhouse Crankshaft has been gigging around Minneapolis for nearly three years. Expanding his fanbase with every frenzied performance, Crankshaft earns his living as a musician and is taking his show on the road following the release of his new album, Junkyard Rhythm.
Beatles covers made up the 4@4… and the GotchaSKAvered Ska Cover-of-the-Month Club selection for December, Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da. Paul McCartney named the principal character in the song (Desmond) after Desmond Dekker, and sho’nuff, Mr. Dekker went ahead and covered it! Wouldn’t you? I know I would. Anyway, Desmond Dekker had a record in the market-place… and here it is, complete with a bit of Dekker’s own Wise Man tacked on at the end. Sherwood brought more of his recently-acquired KFAI Record Sale goodies (basically, this stuff comes from one planet to another… Jet Set to Sherwood’s. Big-ups to Glen!)
A newie invaded the oldies hour, as sometimes happens ‘round here.
Skankworks/IMT side-project Carr/McWheele Orchestra expands our in-house bumper selection with Time Beings, which is going to remind you of something… ain’t sayin’ what. Enjoy!