A few songs to note the passing of Frank Foster a few weeks ago, as well as classic tunes from Jack McDuff, Milt Jackson Ray Charles, and a couple of songs from Twin Cities Artists playing at a benefit for James Marentic. Closed with a fun song from Mark Winkler.
8/11 in a nutshell…
Yeah, we promised you 2 Skaravans for GotchaSKAvered this week, but the little buggers have been pretty elusive, and we’ll be lucky to find a month’s worth… but at least we got in the Jazz Jamaica version this week, and title track to the album yet! (Q.: Can we count that as two? A.: Nooooooooooooooooooo!!!!) Oh, well… Skaravan followed hot on the heels of a 4(+1)@4 set of ’90s ska to commemorate the RSST turning 12 at some point during this summer… Once-upon-a-time arcade rat Sherwood B. Funn snuck in 2 doses of chip-swingers YMCK as well as back-to-back trax from Stereolab side-project Turn On. The Ooh (remember, that’s what we’ve decided to call the Opening Oldies Hour – O-O-H, see? Next week, we’re gonna try that name out on the air! Ooooooh!!!) – anyway, the Ooh contained 4 oldies in a row with Ska in the title, and two more just before Sherwood. Ooooooh!!!
Live music in the studio today. Butch R. Baker The Candlesticks came in to promote their August 14th show at the Lake Harriet Bandshell. The Candlesticks perform a Woodstock Tribute show every year and brought their revival sound to KFAI Tuesday afternoon.