Check out the three non-Jamaican ska oldies in the first hour… I even found one from Holland in mixed English/Dutch, and another one’s an Italian entry. The back-to-school-spirited set began with one each by Desmond Dekker and Justin Hinds, Labour for Learning and Teach the Youth. The Specials announced recess with Enjoy Yourself, and Donatella did just that. So did we!
In Sherwood’s Fabulous Flying Party Palace, Benny Velarde was Cool doing the Wobble-Cha, Anna Valentino was On a Tropical Island, and La Lupe had a whale of a Fever! From Bobby Summers’ Pad you could spy The Chantays sailing The Wayward Nile, and Russ Garcia witnessed the Birth Of A Planet! Back on the bridge, the Rocket Ship visited a Ska Zoo, Maria Visconti sang about her Boy Lollipop and Prince Buster took a Trip To Mars. Blast off!
The first songs are going out to our loyal listener in MD, Robbie. Anyone else have any requests? I’ll see what I can do!
I’m so excited!!! I just found out that The Richard Thompson Band will be coming to First Ave in November!!!
Featured tonight: Fiddle duos. The basic group for classic settings of Scandinavian instrumentals. A few good vocals to start out and a 15 minute closing set from Mats Eden, Jienat and Ulla Pirtijärvi.