Miss Sara and DJ Fathertime roll out the red carpet today in anticipation of the Academy Awards coming up on March 7. All the music today comes from the movies. We’ll also welcome film projectionist John Behling from the Trylon Microcinema for an insider’s look at what’s cool and upcoming in the land of 35mm film.
Something special kicks off the oldies set this week, and we really mean Something Special, by Roland Alphonso! Other evergreens include the one by Don Drummond his Evergreens, and a little Ska in the Vienna Woods_ there’s green for ya! Cross over into Sherwood’s joint in hour 2 for some pinball, Yello style! Then hang around for the sounds of Tommy T, The Ventures, New Cool Collective, Sun Ra and more ‘til we ska our way back home to a mix of oldies and relatively-newies including stompers by The Silvertones, The Mexicano, Toots Roots Boots, Smoke Like A Fish and Tracey Dey, as well as some more laid-back ska from The Specials, New York Ska-Jazz, Marty Gold(!) and Bad Manners.
Nicky Hopkins was one of the greatest keyboard players in rock history. He would have been 66 years old today. Unfortunately, we lost him in 1994 at age 50. Way too early.
Jackson Buck and I dedicated tonight’s program to him. This wonderful musician performed on every recording we played….two hours of Nicky Hopkins music. We only scratched the surface of his legacy. I hope you enjoy it.