11/4 in a nutshell…
Hour 1 hops, skips and jumps from pre-Wailers Marley (early Beverleys stuff) to pre-YMO Hosono (J-Ska from ’76, y’all) with a pre-Rocksteady Stop That Train and Don Drummond’s pre-mortem Memorial as stops along the way. It’s the pre-Sherwood’s Planet set!
Speaking of Mr. Funn, he finished some Cozy Cole business started 2 weeks ago (Topsy I II) by playing the little-heard Turvy I and Turvy II. 3 spooky surf bands, 3 Suns, and some Good Old Progressive Jazz later, we had an Alcatraz Peace Pipe, some Funk Rings, Mooncussers (air-safe, y’all) and more mid-‘70s Harry Hosono magic. The Cap’n and Cozy came back honoring an old request for some Aggrolites as part of a Ska Bands Do Reggae 4@4, and Ernest Ranglin’s Lollie-of-the-Week was sung ably by Alana Davis… and just before The End, Mr. Trouble meets The Munsters!
After a cameo appearance a few weeks ago doing a couple of acoustic numbers in Studio 4, Faces & Radio graduated to Studio 5 for a full program. They sure sounded great! Give a listen and check them out on their band page here: http://facesandradio.bandcamp.com/releases
New York City guitarist Paul Bollenback stopped by to talk about his craft. I also played music from Joey DeFrancesco, Carolyn Leonhart, Eden Brent and the Afro-Peruvian Jazz Sextet. Area guitarist Zacc Harris also stopped by to talk about the Atlantis Quartet and their interpretation of the Led Zeppelin album Houses of the Holy.