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1/19 in a nutshell…

In which we get Ringrolled! Also, Giuliano Palma comes In From The Cold while The Pietasters stay Out All Night. The Miceteeth are in a Meeting with gigantic (and presumably radioactive) ants, and some outfit called Qypthone don’t cover Marley, but Teresa Brewer does cover Millie! And leading up to all that, you ask?
Cool 4(+1)-in-a-row this week__ This Are Post-2Tone!
Starring the original Selecter having just bailed and going direct-to-Chrysalis, the Dammers-less Specials of the ’90s (on MCA), the always Buster-ful Bad Manners (on a Fatty-helmed Blue Beat, and later Moon), and Madness undercover as a cover band (The Dangermen)! In the Voov, Sherwood unearths tracks from a 3rd Tipsy album he’d never heard of before (Buzzz on Ipecac) and drops some interesting 45s into his set, and (ooh!) a well-rounded hour of first- and second-generation ska is bookended by King Desmond at the start and Morgan the Hoople at the finish. Inbetween… well, hear it for yourself!

Our First Polka Show!

"Live From Studio 5!" scours the Earth to bring you varied genres of entertainment and this week it's The Brass Barn Polka Band. Who knows, some day we'll even have Opera! But this week Polka music fills the airwaves from Studio 5. Check it out, these guys are very S-M-O-O-O-T-H.

Strong show in support of Occupy and the sense of struggle today. Followed by a taste of Montreal then a transglobal reach to the Pacific w/ sounds from Indonesia & Hawaii.

See below for playlist.

Starting out with Shirley Scott, then music from vocalists Charles Brown, Ellen Martin, King Pleasure, and Kurt Elling. Followed by Twin Cities Artists: Mark Vandermyde, Doug Haining, Mary Louis Knutson, and John Devine.

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hosted by Kenna Camara Cottman

If you are a Sun Lover this is your kinda show. If you dig Pulsations, this is your kinda show. If the song titles Lust, Tony’s Wife, and Snake Dancer fire your loins, this is your kinda show. If you like Tropical Fire with Your Voodoo, this is your kinda show. And if you can take a few Hammer blows, Day in and Day out, without throwing in the towel, THIS is your kinda show.

Tom Ardolino, RIP, in NRBQ and Song Poem form; If David Fincher wouldn’t give you the Stockholm Archipelago, the Fubar Omniverse can; and some hot numbers left over from KFAI Rocks

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1/12 in a nutshell…
I just can’t do my customary 3rd/2nd/1st-hr. recap this week, ‘cuz THEE BIGG highlight this week was in the Opening Oldies Hour (the Ooh) when we played Name That Ska! What Was That Ska Named?, I hear you asking… well how ‘bout Shirley… that’s right, Shirley! …and Maureen, Zella, Lulu and Isabell, to boot. Heck, even Tom, Dick & Harry make an appearance. Between ‘em, they’ve got the whole world doing the Ska! And who better to clear out the room at the end of the hour than Baby Face Nelson? Accompanied by Prince Buster, of course… and good thing, too, ‘cuz here comes Sherwood with Reptilicus, no, Birthe Wilke in tow… and also dropping a choice selection from the longest-titled album in the HISTORY of… Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band. Alas, Sherwood must then break the news that one of his favorite bands, Tokyo Jihen (or Tokyo Incidents or Incidents Tokyo, take your pick) are splitting. Last gig’s gonna be right on Leap Day, and in 16 years, they’ll be marking the 4th anniversary of the breakup… unless they’ve put it back together before then (hey, hope springs eternal!) Anyway, you’ll hear a track from (the forthcoming?) Color Bars 5-track mini. Mutant Frogs did the 4@4, a band called Akatz had the Lollipop, and a companion piece (involving a Butterfly) was provided by someone named Annamarie. No last name given, which was odd for 1964! Si & The Dualers warned us about Jack Frost, and Gina Gina took skiing lessons again. At least she won’t have to worry about the fake snow melting!

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