The music section of this program (the first 1½ hours) has a single theme: A celebration of the successful rescue of the 33 miners in northern Chile. The last ½ hour of the program presents an interview with Mario Vargas Llosa, winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature, and a reading, in his own voice, of a small fragment from “Conversación en la catedral”.
Today’s show is very special. We have lost one of our true musical heroes – the King of Rock n Soul – Solomon Burke. We dedicate the entire first hour of the program to Solomon’s recordings on the Atlantic label, 1960-1969. Special thanks to the good people at Rhino for supporting this tribute and for making these amazing records available for new listeners.
10/14 in a nutshell…
The post-Skatalites Soul Bros. featured heavily (3 45s!) in the opening oldies set, and we threw some Soul Cats in there as well.
From Skannibal Party 7 (the only volume of that series we’ve got down here) we had Mpls. locals The Prizefighters and Japanese ska powerhouse Skaff-Links. Sherwood had a boatload of deep album cuts this week, and followed those up with more weird old instro 45s he had on hand, and weird’s just how we like ‘em! The 4(+2)@4 was a 6-track salute to Chuch Wren and his Jump Up! ska/rocksteady/reggae mailorder empire outa Chi-town, including After Hours and Stingers ATX, both actually on Jump Up! Records. NEWLOLLIPOP this week! Well, not exactly, really an old ’60s-era Lollipop we’ve never heard before this week_ Los Antifaces with Mi Chico Bombon. And there’s still more Lolli hiding out there in the deep, dark recesses of You Tube waiting to be discovered by the RSST… stay tuned!