Poet Marilyn Nelson stopped by to read some of her poems about the International Sweethearts of Rhythm, an all-female big band of the 40s. Turned out to be an evening of female performers as I played tunes from Sheryl Bailey, Sharie Maricle, Tiny Davis, Mary Lou Williams, Laura Caviani, and more… * + New, # = Twin Cities Artist
The Blues Busters’ cover of Baby What You Want Me to Do turned heads around here, and it led off the 1st hour this week, followed by another fave, Derriiiiiiiiiiick! We peppered the rest of Hr. 1 with everything from Toño Quirazco to Tokyo Ska to Bo Evil by The Slackers. Highlights of Sherwood’s set included more of André Popp’s Pixieland hijinks, an extended George Russell composition (Dimensions) and the coming-to-town Kid Nic Show (coming to Lee’s Tue. May 18) with the vibra-phonic Mystify. A set of 6-min.-on-up longies made up the 4@4, and the non-Roddy-related Maggie Mae delivered this week’s Lolli repeat in German/English. Jawohl!