Music

To commemorate the fact that KFAI broadcast out of its own Studio One for a short while Tue. night, the first 20 minutes this week were wall-to-wall Studio 1 (label) tracks produced by Clement Coxsone Dodd at his famed Kingston recording facility, housed in a former jazz club that had been known as The End. When The End came to an end, Dodd moved in and the rest is musical history. A requested Inspecter 7 track also made its way into the first hour. Hour 2 saw Sherwood B. Funn debut the new Waitiki 7 release New Sounds of Exotica, while the 4(+2)@4, a random selection of US ska, preceded the original My Boy Lollipop, birthed in New York in 1956 by Barbie Gaye and an ace studio crew for Darl Records, laying out a textbook Blue Beat shuffle years before anybody was calling it that (Other examples would include Fats Domino’s Be My Guest and Rosco Gordon’s No More Doggin’). And that’s Pre-History Of Ska 101 for this week, kiddies!

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Tonight we welcome local Danish group Ballade to the studio. Don’t forget Danish Day this coming Sunday at the Danish American Center, E Lake St and W River Road from 10AM until the cows come hjem.

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Latin Dance music of Grupo Fantasma Chico Trujillo coming to the Cedar, June 10. On to Espana France towards the end of the program off the Putumayo label collections.

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The play list for this week and my interview with Jane Powell in the 3rd hour on the archives.

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Starting out the program tonight with a heavy slab of dub: a white label vinyl pressing of great new dubs from Pale Rider! This was followed by new releases from All India Radio, Kabir La Amlak, Scratch DVA, Bruce Kaphan, Chico Trujillo, and The Defendants (Dr. Echo).

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