The RSST had DJ Special Guest sit in and share his collection of crazy-rare Jamaican ska 45s in a tribute to Blue Beat and Prince Buster which careened into Studio 1, Crystal and other labels by the end of the hour. OMG, I’ve gotta have DJSG make me a few compilations_ he’s got stuff even Google/You Tube doesn’t know exists, and neither did I until I saw these 45s!
Sherwood dropped a bonus track from Sr. Coconut’s El Baile Aleman expanded edition, in addition to some classic Shiina Ringo, Ken Nordine and even Dr. Buzzard, the tunes on the 4(+1) in-a-row had one thing in common_ the in the title, and in honor of Millie Small mere days after her birthday, a live on-air mix of her English and English/German Lollipops made LOTW week 30.
This week’s highlights: a first-hour salute to the late Byron Lee’s Dynamic label and its roster of fine ska-tists, the long and short of it on Sherwood’s Planet, and yet another 4(+3)-in-a-row Bucket Hingley (Moon, Ska Satellite, Megalith founder) tribute in anticipation of his band The Toasters’ 10/22 appearance at Triple Rock. Barbie Gibbidyup Gaye’s pioneering Lollypop (see LOTW week 1) gets reprised, just to remind y’all who set the ball rolling back in ’56.
It’s the pledge drive edition of Rhythm Grooves, with music from resident artists like Easy Company, The Dakota Combo, and Connie Evingson, new music from Gerald Wilson, and Laurence Hobgood Kurt Welling, as well as classic jazz from Anita O’Day, Horace Silver, and Fats Waller, and more…..