The second entry in the RSST’s Hour 1 Classic Ska Label series really shoulda been the first, but y’know how it goes sometimes… the 1st shall be 2nd, and the 2nd shall be 1st, or something like that… Anyhoo, this week it’s a salute to C.S. Coxsone Dodd’s Studio 1. Cedric Im Brooks, circa ’73, also turns up in hour 1 covering Don Drummond. Sherwood B. Funn’s likin’ the longies again this week, especially Lee Morgan’s 10mn.+ The Sidewinder, and the 4:00 4(+1)-in-a-row salutes King Django this week. Also enjoy Lollipop Of The Week #27 by label-free UK skiffle-tronic outfit Uncle’s Leg.
Twin Cities songstress Vicky Mountain came by to talk about Sisters in Song, the concert she performs with Dorothy Doring and Lila Ammons. Also new music from James Moody, Sashal Vasandani, and performances from Nancy Wilson, Shirley Scott, and more….
More spitty vs hummy, when Old West meets Jazz, and Mr. Sammy Davis Jr. Plus a heart wrenching, desperate plea of an email from a devoted listener who needs to know that he’s not alone in digging this JSP Muzak thing!
Huun Huur Tu and The Bulgarian Voices-Angelite: Fly, Fly My Sadness (Fly, Fly My Sadness; Shanachie)
Track from Tuva, from the CD accompanying the book Where Rivers and Mountains Sing, published by the Indiana University Press
Huun Huur Tu Carmen Rizzo: Orphaned Child (Eternal; Groove House)
Cindy Combs: Kalena Kai (Slack Key Lady; Dancing Cat)
Steve Kaul: Kora (Solo Guitar; Dream Horse)
Toumani Diabaté: Djouru Kare Nany (The Mande Variations; Nonesuch)
The Cap’n Cozy kick this week’s show off in high, if slightly oops-y style with a tribute to Justin Yap’s Top Deck label, which recorded much classic ska at Coxsone’s legendary Studio 1.
Sherwood stretches out with longies by Bobby Sanabria, The Jaztronauts and Stan Getz, and hour 3’s 4-at-4 tribute to Rob Bucket Hingley (Toasters blow into town @ Triple Rock 10/22!) is followed up by Lollipopper Of The Week Maria Visconti, who re-recorded Millie’s massive hit for the TV series Kroniken, and the soundtrack thereto.
A few songs featuring the bassist Leroy Vinnegar, including tunes from the Jazz Crusaders and Gerald Wilson, as well as new songs from Mark Buselli, Rodney Jones, the Charlie Shoemake/Terry Trotter Quartet, and songs from Jimmy Smith, Jackie McLean, and more…