Live music in the studio today. Butch R. Baker The Candlesticks came in to promote their August 14th show at the Lake Harriet Bandshell. The Candlesticks perform a Woodstock Tribute show every year and brought their revival sound to KFAI Tuesday afternoon.
A bit of jazz with world influences to start things off – reggae from Charles Kynard, Calypso jazz from Etienne Charles, Monty Alexander, and Afro-Soul drumming from AK Salim. Then on to new music from Jerry Costanzo, a classic live tune from Miles, Jim Marentic, Charles Earland, Morris Wilson, and of course, Mingus.
GotchaSKAravaned? Not, exactly. The oft-ska-covered Ellington/Tizol goodie is something we thought we had at least one of this week, but WE COULDN’T FIND IT! So instead, we gave you a different Ellington SKAver (Sophisticated Lady a la Ska-J as part of a salute to Italy’s ska scene), as well as somebody else’s Skaravan (Skaravan Petrol, itself a version of an Italian hit sent skankin’ in high style by Giuliano Palma with Casino Royale, his pre-Bluebeaters band). We’ll have back-to-back Ellington Skaravans for the 8/11/11 show! Elsewhere in the 8/4, Euro ska from outside Italy also turned out to fill up hour 3, with a stray Japanese track (by The Determinations) thrown in for good measure. Sherwood schwung to Schory, Shiina and Senor Coconut, and the Ooh (Opening Oldies Hour) dipped into the 30-year-old early ’80s for some Blue Riddim, some Elvis Costello and some Clive Langer the Boxes, adding to our usual ’60s ska mix. Time to pour this pitcher… who wants some? :^)