Welcome to another flight of the Rocket Ship… all abo-o-o-o-oard! This week, our ’60s set culminates in a Big Fight (in THIS corner, real-life onetime boxer and longtime pal of The Greatest, Voice Of The People head honcho PRINCEBUSTER!! And in THAT corner, onetime cop, archrival and later friend of Clement Dodd, and Treasure Isle head honcho DUKEREID!!) The bout takes up one entire side of a Blue Beat 45! Then, it’s all eras of ska with cuts by the Ska-Phonics, Derrick Patsy, Bad Manners, The Nails (newly reished on cd by City Beat!) and The Insteps with King Stitt, with Mobtown rounding off the hour. In hour 2, it’s Marc Ribot and Koop. with a double shot of solar vibes, but the night gets cool when the Coconut wafts outa the PA. Later, both Les Baxter and Cal Tjader Love Paris. The 4@4’s a colorful rainbow of ska_ just check the song titles! After an extended Lolli-lick by Bloodvessel and his merry krewe, it’s King Django back-to-back with King 7,
and before the hour’s up, we get a Party At Ground Zero… KABOOOOMMM!!!
Another eclectix mix of new and old inna Echo Chamber. The new compilation “Revolutionary Dub Vibrations – Chap. 2” (dubvibrations.com) started things off…and was followed by new releases from Richard & I, The Manor (on Springline), Andreia Dacal, Very Be Careful (on Barbes), Sista Mika, Madtone, and Babylon Saints.