James Buckley came by to talk about his latest CD Signal Me. I also played new music from Rhoda Scott, Trombone Shorty, and Catherine Russell, as well as classics from Louis Armstrong, Gerry Mulligan and Stan Getz, and Art Pepper. * = New, # = Twin Cities Musician
It’s a crash course in ob-SKA-rities as the RSST packs most of the first hour with oldies we never even heard of until last week… including the SEQUEL to Prince Buster’s Al Capone (because Al himself was sick at the time, y’know… ), called Baby Face Nelson, on which the Prince even manages to throw Machine Gun Kelly into the mix by the end of the record! Sherwood’s middle-hour playlist was so short because of a lot of long tunes, and we dedicated this week’s 4(+1)-in-a-row to Johnny D… Ska, Italian Style. In the LOTW rerun, Agnes Loti serves up Lollipop a la Français to her Mon Idole. Yummmmmm!
For the second show of the Spring Pledge Drive, I concentrated on playing Twin Cities artists, especially those that had been on the show. Thanks to David and Mason for their pledges, and to Angie Pykonen for stopping by to pledge rap.