(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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New and newer music from Bria Skonber, Paul Bollenback Eddie Gomez, Wycliffe Gordon, and DAvid Liebman and Nancy Reed. Classic tunes from Sonny Phillips, Ron Carter, Tony Bennett and Bill Evans, Nat Adderley, and of course, Charles Mingus.

Roy Hargrove Quintet

Tonight’s concoction of an episode contains 1 part Spy Jazz, 1 part Music for the Criminal Element – otherwise known as Crime Jazz, 1 part stereo dynamica, 1 part Latin beats, and 2 parts weird – like in Pete Drake weird.

5/31 in a nutshell…

We’re clean outa fresh, unaired Lollies, so we recycled Flamingo Kvintetten’s “Lilla Raringen” and in June, the GotchaSKAvered Ska Cover-of-the-Month Club tucks in the most-covered hit in ska history and bids it sweet dreams. The Club reprises the Don Drummond classic “Confucious” as the June cover subject. The 4@4 s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d o-u-t again, and let’s wind back the clock to the Sherwood hour… an ill-prepared Akira Ifukube/Masaru Sato (Godzilla composers) dual back-to-back birthday tribute resulted in NO Sato being played! Oooops!! Instead we got two Kan Ishii tracks from Gorath. We’ll try this again next week. Oh, well… that’s what happens when Sherwood attempts to prepare a show in the middle of a bugcrap cold-induced, sleepless daze. At least Mr. Funn DID finish with a flourish, banging out Mike Theodore’s “High on Mad Mountain” (all 8:15 worth!) comin’ straight outa Shiina Ringo’s answer to Sinatra’s “New York, New York” (“Kono yo no Kagiri” or, “The End of This World” ft. Junpei, her brother!) The “Ooh” featured lotsa stuff on Justin Yap’s Top Deck label. Yap was the other record producer at 13 Brentford Road a.k.a. Studio 1, and his sides are well-documented by an 8cd series of “Top Sounds from Top Deck” volumes that are an essential part of your ska shelf. The Yap sessions yielded such classics of explosive ska energy as “Confucious”, “Smiling” and “Ska Down Jamaica Way”… Kaboom!!