The Spring pledge drive edition of Rhythm and Grooves, featuring an interview with John Scofield, as well as tunes from Jack McDuff, Miles Davis, Kevin Mahogany, James Andrews, Anita O’Day, Ben Sidran and Susie Arioli. The 45 of the Week was Close Your Eyes, by the Roy Eldgridge/Benny Carter band.

Spring Pledge Drive. Thanks for your support

Episode #400 – Luke Andrews from Temposphere comes down to beg for cash! It’s the Spring Pledge Drive – please support KFAI by calling 612-375-9030!

Spring Pledge drive week 1 w/ Wilma Fubar

4/4 in a nutshell…

Ooh! Our Pledge Drive week 1 edition got off to a slightly glitchy start when a deck locked-up in the middle of “Jamaica Ska”, West Side Symphony Steel Orchestra style. Funny, one of our other identical decks played it flawlessly just a few minutes later! It was part of a tribute to the Byron Lee hit that included the song it was modeled on, Marv Johnson’s “Come On and Stop”. We bumpered an early version of a Mutant Frogs thing we’re calling “NASKA Dub”, and hunting around on YouTube yielded an unreleased Don Drummond jam called “Port Royal”. Sherwood bumpered a new Froggie mix of various samples of interplanetary electromagnetic frequencies received by NASA satellites, called… what else? “Interplanetary Frequencies”. This week’s Planet also included Arthur Lyman, The Peanuts, Fred Katz and a guy he used to provide musical backing for, Ken Nordine. Kicking off the Home Stretch, The Ska-Men, featuring an uncredited Ska-Woman, delivered the GotchaSKAvered Lollipop-of-the-Week, and we had the RSST debut of a new Caro Emerald remix by somebody named Lokee. If we had a 5@5:05 planned, it went right down a Pledge Drive memory hole, so we’ll do a 5×2 next week! Tune in… and Stay Tuned.

Special pledge drive kickoff edition with Greg Carr, hosting ! Call and pledge to local global programming – at your disposal !

Two Interviews today one with “Blue Dog” a native American blues band fronted by a mother and her daughter. They have been nominated for two NAMA awards and are appearing in the final round of the Famous Dave’s Battle of the Blues. The other interview was with B3 Hammond organ master Billy Hollomon, who is returning to the Twin Cities after a hiatus of five years. He will be appearing at the Artists Quarter April 5th & 6th.

Today I played some interpretations of the music from Kind of Blue, including tracks by Donald Harrison, Suzi Stern, Chet Baker, Gerald Wilson, and Kurt Elling. I also played music from Willis Jackson, Horace Silver, Cal Tjader, and JoAnn Funk, and new tracks from Ben Sidran, Jeff Holmes Quartet, and Lisa Forkish. 45 of the week was The Peeper, by Hank Crawford.