Jazz

4/5 in a nutshell…
RSST Pledge Drive week 2…
We introduce our new bumper “Ringmod Skank” 3 songs in.
Then, between half and 2/3rds way through, the Opening Oldies Hour gets invaded! The Prizefighters alternate tunes with The Dropsteppers to get all you skassengers pumped up for their double-bill coming up 4/14/12 at the Triple Rock on Cedar on the West Bank. Sherwood bumpers a short new Carr/McWheele creation between Earl Bostic and Joe Sherman, eventually stretching out to Lee Morgan’s “Sidewinder”, sandwiched between David Seville and Shiina Ringo. The 4+@4 are all not Beatles compositions, as isn’t the Lollipop. But from there to “The End”, it’s straight-up Fab Ska… by The Skeatles, Ringo Ska, Easy Star, ARTS, The Brass Circus, Ernest Ranglin and The Skatalites… yeah, yeah, yeah!

Thank you for your generous support of KFAI, Rollin’ & Tumblin’ and the Full Bodied Blues! Yes, there is a play list below however the tunes are not listed in the order of play. Too much going on at pledge drive time to keep track “officially”.


The second show for the Spring Pledge Drive. Thanks to Sabrina Crews came by to help with pledge rapping. We heard from John Patton, Gene Ammons, Kai Winding & JJ Johnson, Phil Hey, Dorothy Doring, Hank Crawford, Art Farmer, Bags & Trane, and Charles Mingus.

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3/29 in a nutshell…
This is a recap of RSST Pledge-Drive Style, week 1! On a sad note, we learned about two months late of the passing of pioneering toaster King Stitt, and we saluted him in the “Ooh” with a pair of selections he chatted ‘pon 10 years ago in Toronto at Legends Of Ska (THANK YOU General Moses for these historic live-DJ performances!), followed that up with Pledge Drive raps and a well-rounded set of classic ska. As we docked in orbit with the “Voov”, Sherwood gave us a heavy-on-the-female-vocal set encompassing Imelda May, Shiina Ringo, Pink Martini, Stereolab and Berthe Wilke. Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers (but minus Tom!) went undercover as a surf band (The Blue Stingrays), Cal Tjader cooled out and Tadd Dameron took us to the Casbah to boot! King Stitt got saluted some more in Hour 3, after Gila Adari’s GotchaSKAllipop and RSST’s FIRST-EVER 4:00 4(-1)-in-a-row! We simply forgot to play one of ‘em! To close the show out, a set of Ganja Ska led into a pair of Froggie bumpers, a Prizefighters track and a bit o’ Gichy Dan’s Beachwood #9 to take us out… we were so wrapped up in our pledge drive we forgot to formally “End” the show! Oh, well…

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