Welcome aboard the Rocket Ship this week, skassengers! Come to the card table. Oooh, look what’s in Hour 1’s hand…
2 pair (Delroy Wilson Slim Smith, right next to Cecil Lloyd Roland Alphonso). Rounding out the hand is Donatella Rettore, ace high, reaching pitches you thought only dogs could hear! Now, what’s Sherwood holding in Hour 2? Woo-hoo, 3-of-a-kind, in the suit of vibes! Arthur Lyman, Lionel Hampton and Gary McFarland, right next to each other. Paul Horn Quintet would have counted for four, if his mallet man Emil Richards had been leading the session instead of flutist Paul. Now back to cheaters Capt. ‘n’ Cozy, seated in the hour 3 chair as well as hour 1. And what do they hold here? 4, no, 5, ah, wouldja believe SIX of a kind?? All shorties clocking in under 2:10 each, including shortest-ever Lollipopper Yvonne Prenosilova
at 1:09! Oops, outta time!
Thanks to Andy Cohen and Dakota Dave Hull for stopping by the first hour for a tribute to Bill Hinkley, a great musician, teacher, and human being. We traded stories and played as much music by Bill and his wife, Judy Larson, as was legally allowed.
Also included in the mix was new music from Fred Eaglesmith, Charlie Parr, Kevin Welch, Sixtyniners, T Tex Edwards & The Saddletramps, and Eric Lindell.