This week, a mostly-instro first hour had two rootsy Count Ossie 45s back-to-back, with 7 duppies right behind ‘em… in addition to a Hunch Back, an Astro ‘Gator and a Ska Bump. Steel Pulse got covered by The Skeletones, and The SkalarsChanged Up as well. In hour 2, Sherwood B. Funn took note of the late-May birthdays of Godzilla composers Masaru Sato and Akira Ifukube, complete with Jack Walrath musically observing Godzilla on the Bottom of the Sea.Beth Custer, Arthur Lyman and Señor Coconut also figured into Sherwood’s doings. The 4@4 saw Ska-era Jamaican artists doing things other than ska, Maggie MaeLollipopped,The PinstripesFound It, and The Night Sky Turned Blue, as it does in late spring/early summer in the RSST time slot, and Mr. Review’s Rude VisserShook and Shivered. Brrrrrr!
Mixing it up as usual in the Echo Chamber with tons of new stuff… The new releases included material from Ganga (on the Nootempo label); Dr. Echo & the Defendants; the Dubbhism projects Baldhead Voodoo Plan and D.E.A.D.; Richard & I; Citizen Sound; Chico Trujillo (on Barbes); Isiah Mentor (from the “Dennis Brown Tribute – V.2”); the Black Exorcist; and two selections from the “Revolutionary Dub Vibrations Chap. 2” compilation.