We knew it was coming, and we kicked the show off this week with Lyn Taitt’sStorm Warning, and threw in Spy Club’sRainy Days to boot! Heck, Sherwood even joined in with the alternate Shibuya version of the Soil Pimp/Shiina Ringo collab My Foolish Heart (both Earth and Shibuya versions contain that rains are comin’ down… _ lyric, of course)… …the 4(+2)@4 delivered a hot set of Latin-inspired ska this week, and most of hour 3 was covers-heavy, and after all that rain, we wanted to be under ‘em… _aaaahhhhhh…
Tonight’s program featured an interview with Sean Jones, who is appearing at the Twin Cities Jazz Festival, as well as songs from his latest album, and tunes from Dorothy Doring, Connie Evingson, the Atlantis Quartet and other resident artists appearing at the Festival. Plus, some music from Milt Jackson, Tadd Dameron, Poncho Sanchez, and more….
Hour 1 mystery… were The Celestials in fact The Skatalites? All I have to go on is youtubes of a pair of 45s I listened to recently, one, Llans Thelwell his Celestials’Mughead Ska, on BMN, and the other a Studio 1 45 of The Skatalites’Dragnet (classic Tuuuummmm-Tadum-tum… intro, but leading into an entirely different tune). Thing is, both recordings are of the exact same track! Fill me in, skassengers! (capt2much yahoo . com) We also observe World Cup fever in hour 1 with what we've learned is a favorite footballing anthem, as performed by the *Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra...* _You'll Never Walk Alone._
Sherwood B. Funn saluted this Sunday's Wave Project J-pop special _and_ a change in the weather (rains are coming down... ) with a pair of *Shiina Ringo* vocals, and delivered exotic goodies from *Arthur Lyman* and *Les Baxter,* and got spacey with a weird pair of *Raymond Scott* gems with his *Secret 7.*
The 4(+2)4 went Women Of Ska, incorporating Jazz Jamaica All Stars’ big-band Lollipop. Fulla hot lixx!
A bit of a preview of the Twin Cities Jazz Festival, coming up in 10 days, with songs from regional artists like Charmin Michelle, George Avaloz, and Cory Wong, and from visiting artists like Joe Lovano, as well as music from Sonny Stitt, Johnny Adams, Charles Mingus, Linda Ciafolo, Ella Fitzgerald, and more…. * = New, # = Twin Cities Artist.