After this week’s 1st-gen oldies set, the mighty Tokyo Ska delivers the first of 4 rounds with a track from pretty deep in their own history, Hurry Up!! from Moods for Tokyo Ska. Later, you hear ‘em backing Rico here and Ringo there, and bringing the symphony (and the surf!) on Ai no Sanka with Strings… coffee, anyone? André Popp, B. Bumble, Tipsy and Harry Partch help provide the soundtrack in the Voovie Doo Lounge, and the mysterious Fizzy sings the Lolli rerun-of-the-week after another never-before-played-on-RSST 4(+1)-in-a-row (all Japanese cuts, btw), and live, from Argentina… The Skatalites! Bravissimo!
The members of Snowblind came by and performed 2 songs live in the studio. We heard them do Sleepers and Dark Mambo. I played new music from Stanton Moore, Henry Allen, Catherine Russell, and Charlie Hunter, as well as older pieces from Oliver Nelson, Fats Waller, Dave Fathead Newman, and more….
Tonight’s Evening News… a Voodoo Man, an Earth Man and Sam the Fisherman re-enter atmosphere in a Ball of Fire and land in Ska Town_ and that’s all before the first bumper break! Later on, Palemina and The Trojans Keep On Running and Little Tempo Shakes It Up, Baby! Seeing all this, the exhausted Miceteeth Sleep On Steps. The Skatalites’ 8+-min. live Fidel Castro goes out to TC’s new rocksteady outfit The Dropsteppers.
Sherwood B. Funn’s Voovie Doo Lounge orbits on a trajectory from which Riz Ortolani, Earl Bostic, Kev Hopper and Duke Ellington can be heard before the online archive cuts off at 1hr47min. interrupting Alec Wilder (oops! sorry!). If you recorded the whole show, we have a politically-inspired 4(+1)-in-a-Row before rerunning Marty Gold’s instrumental Lollipop on the LOTW. We cross Moon River on our way to a safe landing to let you off at 5:am. Bon voyage!