Boy it was fun with Ghost in the Water! They brought in new music from Unicorn Dream Attack, and we also heard the new Kid Dakota record, as well as a few tracks from their new album as Ghost in the Water (produced by Darren Jackson of Kid Dakota). Earlier in the show, we heard from local hip-hop/spoken word label Tru Ruts:http://www.truruts.com, which has a new compilation called Bridging the Gaps, and will soon have a debut record from artist El Guante. Big things happening in Minneapolis.
A special edition of BOPSTREET dedicated to the memory of Ronnie Italiano, better known—in vocal group harmony circles—as Ronnie ‘I’, founder and president of UGHA-United in Group Harmony Association—the oldest, and for over twenty years the ONLY, non profit organization devoted to the preservation, exposure and education of pioneering Vocal Group Harmony Sounds. One man with a vision of a more perfect world toiling in the vineyard of sound since 1976—a true individual was our Ronnie. He will be missed and NEVER forgotten. Only three other individuals in the course of the program’s nearly twenty years on the air have had an entire show devoted to his or her memory: Sinatra, Peggy Lee, and Slim Gaillard. BOPSTEET celebrates the Life and Legacy of RONNIE I