More from the Mediterranean… ending in Brasil — inverse order from last week.

See play list below.

Remembering departed heroes – Ustad Sultan Khan (1940-2011); Sam Rivers (1923-2011); Paul Motian (1931-2011); Billy Bang (1947-2011); Gordon Beck (1936-2011)

A rememberance of Christine Rosholt, and lots of Cuban and Latin flavored music today, with Arturo Sandoval, Roberto Fonseca, Poncho Sanchez & Terence Blanchard, Chilcano, and more…

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Ska ‘n’ Toasting make up the 4(+1)@4, including a very early example of the art of chatting ‘pon a boogie/ska beat from as far back as 1962! That’s on the Trojan Battlefield anthology of early Theo Beckford productions, and the track is Karl Walker’s But Officer. It’s Laura Lee this week as GotchaSKAvered brings back the Lollipop. Lou & the Hollywood Bananas’ Kingston Kingston, from 1978 (and a hit in France), is a song from what I’ve taken to thinking of as Ska’s Lost Decade (the ’70s, pre-2Tone, ‘though certainly Prince Buster’s 1969 hot-on-the-heels Ob-La-Di cover certainly belongs here as well), and when I finally unearth an hour’s worth of lost decade ska, it’ll get on the Ooh right here on the RSST in one go! And speaking of the Opening Oldies Hour, I got to play something I was previously unaware of, that being Boof Ska by some outfit called Tony Washington & the D.C.‘s on an Island 45 (groovy side, that!)… part of the joy of doing the RSST is being able to bring you cool stuff I only found out about yesterday, and I’m thinking of inaugurating a DiSKAvery feature, just ‘cuz after 13 years of doing this, I’m constantly Wow What’s This-ing at stuff I find on You Tube. Stay tuned… and tune into the archives at kfai.org to hear what Funn Sherwood had, including hearing Knuckles O’Toole go South Of The Border!

Brasil rears its beautiful sounds in the first hour followed shortly after by flamenco, Sephardic, and Arabian sounds of the eastern Mediterranean.

Had a guest co-host today. A young man who won my show in an auction. Michael Kimball is a high school student and musician in town and wanted a chance to learn how radio affects live music.