Tonight’s Evening News… a Voodoo Man, an Earth Man and Sam the Fisherman re-enter atmosphere in a Ball of Fire and land in Ska Town_ and that’s all before the first bumper break! Later on, Palemina and The Trojans Keep On Running and Little Tempo Shakes It Up, Baby! Seeing all this, the exhausted Miceteeth Sleep On Steps. The Skatalites’ 8+-min. live Fidel Castro goes out to TC’s new rocksteady outfit The Dropsteppers.
Sherwood B. Funn’s Voovie Doo Lounge orbits on a trajectory from which Riz Ortolani, Earl Bostic, Kev Hopper and Duke Ellington can be heard before the online archive cuts off at 1hr47min. interrupting Alec Wilder (oops! sorry!). If you recorded the whole show, we have a politically-inspired 4(+1)-in-a-Row before rerunning Marty Gold’s instrumental Lollipop on the LOTW. We cross Moon River on our way to a safe landing to let you off at 5:am. Bon voyage!
James Buckley came by to talk about his latest CD Signal Me. I also played new music from Rhoda Scott, Trombone Shorty, and Catherine Russell, as well as classics from Louis Armstrong, Gerry Mulligan and Stan Getz, and Art Pepper. * = New, # = Twin Cities Musician
It’s a crash course in ob-SKA-rities as the RSST packs most of the first hour with oldies we never even heard of until last week… including the SEQUEL to Prince Buster’s Al Capone (because Al himself was sick at the time, y’know… ), called Baby Face Nelson, on which the Prince even manages to throw Machine Gun Kelly into the mix by the end of the record! Sherwood’s middle-hour playlist was so short because of a lot of long tunes, and we dedicated this week’s 4(+1)-in-a-row to Johnny D… Ska, Italian Style. In the LOTW rerun, Agnes Loti serves up Lollipop a la Français to her Mon Idole. Yummmmmm!
For the second show of the Spring Pledge Drive, I concentrated on playing Twin Cities artists, especially those that had been on the show. Thanks to David and Mason for their pledges, and to Angie Pykonen for stopping by to pledge rap.