Click and Cycle: Next Stop 125th Street (Jaxz Jungle; Hollywood)
Redeyes, mixed by LTJ Bukem: Battle Sweet Things (Fabric Live 46; Fabric)
Haale: Middle of Fire (No Ceiling; Planetary)
Haale: Ay Dar Shekasteh (No Ceiling; Planetary)
Shantel: Good Night Amanes (Planet Paprika; Essay)
Shantel: Being Authentic (Planet Paprika; Essay)
I’m From Barcelona: Just Because It’s Different Doesn’t Mean It’s Scary (Yo Gabba Gabba: Music Is Awesome; Filter)
The 180 Gs: Intro (Everything’s Going Fine (180Gs to the Future!; Fanatic)
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.