8/9 in a nutshell…

Where were YOU in ’62? Jamaica just turned Big 5-0 this month, and we here at the RSST are celebrating in the “Ooh” with a set of mostly circa-1962 ska/boogie faves, including some songs about newly-gained independence, as well as two Jamaican Boogie era non-“My Boy” Lollipops (Hmmm… belated answer records to the influential 1956 Barbie Gaye 45 “My Boy Lollypop”? Jus’ askin… ) culminating in the 1st hour’s only 1964 track, Millie’s world-famous cover of Barbie. Other hour-1 highlights include Lloyd Clarke’s “Parapinto Boogie”, about a Jamaican dice game. But you knew that if you were paying attention: “You can throw twelve-eleven-five straight, but you can’t throw out… “ …In the “Voov” meanwhile, Sherwood got your ears on the first-ever posthumous debut of Tokyo Jihen… their upcoming b-sides anthology Shinya Waku contains the previously-unreleased song Tadanarafu “Tadanaranu Kankei” and weeeeeeee’re lovin’ it! Now, I’ve been wrong before and I could be wrong again, but I’ll betcha Shiina Ringo’s former crew have an entire album’s worth of fabulous old vault material waiting to be debuted… Anyway, next up, Senor Coconut, the genius behind the Kraftwerk-Goes-Latin album El Baile Aleman, related Deep Purple’s hard-rockin’ tale of the 1971 fire that burned down a legendary lakeshore casino/concert venue, interrupting Frank Zappa and his Mothers in live-performance (resulting in the live boots Swiss Cheese and Fire). The casino got rebuilt, and by 1975 resumed being, as it had been before, the home of the Montreux Jazz Festival. Also in Hour 2: Calypsonian Lord Kitchener’s salute to bebop, Earl “Fatha” Hines’ presciently-titled “The Web”, and more… including the Milton Banana Trio. In Hour 3, the Cap’n & Cozy “Ringrolled” you after Prince Buster’s “Phoenix City” got “GotchaSKAvered”, hot-on-the-heels of a modern-era, non-Yard 4@4… Coyabalites took us back to Jamaica, and from then it was JA ska oldies, including one about a “Trip to Mars” just for Curiosity’s sake, all the way to that “Froggie” bumper just before The End….. r-r-r-riddip!!

The Tom Malloys came by this week and Doug said to MJ, "Just let 'em play, we don't need to talk much."  Well I guess NOT!  It was quite the yak-fest and lots of fun with lots of traditional Irish music as well as original material.  They'll be back around St. Paddy's Day fer sure!

In the second hour, Cher Dial interviewed Adley Stump. 

Opening with a taste of Oliver Mtukudzi, superstar from Zimbabwe who just played Loring Park last Monday, along with Amadou & Mariam who played The Cedar on Tuesday.  What a week !  And tonite, Wed. reggae star Ken Boothe plays the Epic downtown.  In the second hour I host a sweet interview with Mr. Ken Boothe, O.D from Jamaica.

See Play List Below.

Radio Duende (aka International Jazz Conspiracy)