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2/16 in a nutshell…

Working our way back from Hour 3 as usual:
It was our late Skalentine’s special, so the 4(+1)@4 theme was a no-brainer… 5 tunes not-at-all connected in any way to our overarching theme! GotchaSKAvered’s February Japanese lollipop was by The Dreamlets, and it was the mixed English/Japanese version never aired on the RSST until this very episode! Sherwood belatedly celebrated the birthday of Tina “Ginger” Louise with that “Honeybees” favorite from Gilligan’s Island, “You Need Us”, introduced by (the late) Jim “Thurston Howell III” Backus. In the “Ooh”, Neil “Ska”-daka had some advice on how to attract every “Cinderella”… just Do the Jellyfish! Actually, some of those poolside Jellyfishers look like they’re actually doing the Ska… Do it!

Hugh Masekela interview highlights today’s Global Beat !

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Soul Man Ronn Easton of “Ronn Easton’s All Star Soul Revue” joined me today for the 2012 Lover’s Show in honor of Valentine’s Day. See below for list of love tunes(sorry, they’re not listed in order of play). We also had a guest in the studio: Award winning vocalist Maurice Jaycox stopped by to sing love music for the Rollin’ & Tumblin audience. He brought with him piano man, Tom West.

Twin cities keyboard player Mark Vandrmyde stopped by to talk about his new CD, “Fuzzy Math” and play a few selections from it. I also played classic tunes from Miles, MIngus, Dinah Washington, Stuff Smith The Missourians, and Vic Dickenson & Buck Clayton. Newer selections included music Catherine Russell, Hugh Masakela, and Davina & The Vagabonds.

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