Welcome back to the RSST! This week, a mostly-moldies 1st hour somehow manages to wind up in the 21st Century with a track from Public Property. Then, Sherwood B. Funn hangs out in the ’70s and ’80s with the likes of The Coconuts (think Kid Creole), Art Of Noise, Tom Waits and Yellow Magic, chucking in a late-‘90s Combustible Edison nugget before winding up in moldie-ville himself with a little Mancini here, some Tadd Dameron there.
Then Cap’n and Cozy (with a little help from Sherwood) pump up the ’80s ska machine with a 2Tone set, reprise youngest-Lollipopper-ever Beverly Staunton, and kick it into the End-zone with some English Beat, Bim Skala Bim and Madness. Crayzeee!
A bit more exploration of the music of Harry Warren, with cuts from Plas Johnson Red Halloway, Flora Purim, Arthur Prysock, and a couple of tunes from the David Berger Jazz Orchestra. I also played new music from jared Gold, Harry Allen, Joel VanderHayden, and Charlie Hunter, as well as classic tunes from Wes Montgomery, Elvin Jones, Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross, and more…
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Blast off with us for another trip across the Skalaxy, Mr. Eastwood!! Move Your Feet in the general direction of Paradise, but watch out for that Dance Crasher along the way. Be quick, ‘cuz the walls are about to come tumbling down… it’ll be Shocking, and that’s just the oldies set! When we dock with Sherwood’s Orbiting Party Palace, you can Waltz with Koop. (the dot’s part of the name) before kicking back and Lounge-ing to sounds ranging from Arthur Lyman to Senor Coconut, Jimmie Haskell to Victor Feldman, you get the picture… and we kick off your flight back home with four Ladies of Ska who didn’t make last week’s set before encountering a rogue Moon blasted out of Earth orbit by its own nuclear waste dump way back in ’99, delaying this week’s Lolli rerun (Ernest Ranglin, O.D., with Alana Davis). Skabrazooka!
Some music from the pen of Harry Warren, as performed by Coltrane, Prez, and Billy Eckstine, and from a new album of undiscovered standards by the David Berger Jazz Orchestra. Also: some Basie, Gerry Mulligan, and new songs from organist Jared Gold, guitarist Sheyl Bailey, and more….