Today on the Rockhouse, we pay tribute to one of the truly great artists in the pantheon: Howlin’ Wolf. As we mark this, the 100th anniversary of his birth, we focus the playlist on his early recordings made with Sam Phillips at the Sun Studio. A note of thanks to the folks at Opus 19 Music for giving us permission to indulge in this extended throwdown.
Hour 1 mystery… were The Celestials in fact The Skatalites? All I have to go on is youtubes of a pair of 45s I listened to recently, one, Llans Thelwell his Celestials’Mughead Ska, on BMN, and the other a Studio 1 45 of The Skatalites’Dragnet (classic Tuuuummmm-Tadum-tum… intro, but leading into an entirely different tune). Thing is, both recordings are of the exact same track! Fill me in, skassengers! (capt2much yahoo . com) We also observe World Cup fever in hour 1 with what we've learned is a favorite footballing anthem, as performed by the *Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra...* _You'll Never Walk Alone._
Sherwood B. Funn saluted this Sunday's Wave Project J-pop special _and_ a change in the weather (rains are coming down... ) with a pair of *Shiina Ringo* vocals, and delivered exotic goodies from *Arthur Lyman* and *Les Baxter,* and got spacey with a weird pair of *Raymond Scott* gems with his *Secret 7.*
The 4(+2)4 went Women Of Ska, incorporating Jazz Jamaica All Stars’ big-band Lollipop. Fulla hot lixx!
Geitungen (little goats) frolic in the studio and live on the air. The Norwegian trio of Vidar Skrede, Olav Christer Rossebø and Håvard Ims share their stories and music with us on their way to the annual Nisswa Stamman in the Brainerd Lakes area. Takk for besøk!!!! www.geitungen.no
Starting off tonight with the 12” release of “Chrome Optimism” from Dubblestandart/Subatomic Sound/David Lynch/Lee Perry. This was followed by new releases from Rainbow Nation, Pale Rider, The Defendants (Dr. Echo), All India Radio, Ras Abubakar (and friends), Don Carlos, and more…