Jazz

6/14 in a nutshell…

Ooh, it’s a global ’60s Blue Beat ‘n’ Ska Invasion, with upstrokes all the way from South Africa to Germany to the Caribbean, the UK and the US! Meanwhile, in the Voov out around Sherwood’s Planet, Hal Blaine trips out, Shiina Ringo gets crazy in Shibuya, Ken Nordine knows the story (believe me, he knows lots of ‘em), and Sauter & Finegan introduce us to a chanting weed! In the 4@4, Mutant Frogs go to Greenhenge (wherever that is), GotchaSKAvered airs the first of 2 Jazz Jamaica versions of Confucious (the next being the expanded big band version), and Tokyo Ska trombone terror Masahiko Kitahara introduces us to a Hungry Beast (from Walkin’TSPO’s latest). Giuliano Palma offers up a timely, potent lament on the State Of The Nation after a showing of “Rocky” down at the Lions Club. Oops… Gotta Fly Now!

Latin beginnings with highlight of upcoming show Fri. 6/15 at the Dakota with Ceu’ & Curumin. Another feature of Fela in the second hour – in celebration of the Broadway visit of “FELA !” at the Ordway this week !

guests: T. Michael Rambo & Douglas Ewart

I, Groan and other sounds with Bongos and stuff

(6/7 in a nutshell)
Rockin’! (and a little bitta Rollin’!) 3 “Rocks” and a “Roll” make up the 4@4 this week, followed by the return of the GotchaSKAvered as originally intended… a different cover tune every month, with a month’s worth of versions! Backing up into the “Voov”, Sherwood B. Funn brought you the Ifukube/Sato tribute he wanted to last week, but… oh, well! The 4th “Rock” actually turns up in the “Ooh” four songs past a brand-new Mutant Frogs demo bumper, which itself gets repeated in Hour 3… now we just gotta put the finishing touches on the thing, and bingo! Y’all got an early version anyway… it’ll be “rare” some day.

Sierra Leone Refugee All-Stars, Cheikh Lo, and a whole lotta Afro-Beat… Fela soundtrack, Fela Kuti, Tony Allen, and more.

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