Our RSST run-up to Skalentine’s Day has Tommy McCook introducing the night’s proceedings with his rocksteady take on The World Needs Love,
a song called Sock It To Me Baby by no less than The Valentines(!) a Sherwoodian left-turn detour into the love of video game soundtracks (Harry Hosono’s arrangement of Galaga), and a back-on-track SEVEN Lollipops in a row, including three that Ernest Ranglin played on! The Rico/TSPO collab L-O-V-E also gets reprised before the show concludes. That’s amore!
The six-member group Ingo Bethke came by to play a few cuts off their self-titled CD and talk about their Wednesday night appearance at the X,Y, Z Gallery. I also played tracks by Jack McDuff, Kenny Dorham, and Horace Silver, as well as new music from Braden-Rapp, Hiromi, and the Dave Berger Orchestra, and more…
A Bob Marley tribute (including mucho cover versions) wound its way through the first hour this week, alongside some recent acquisitions
and old faves. Sherwood kicked it largely old school in hour 2, and after a Ska-Jazz 4@4, a Lollipop under Ernest Ranglin’s name brought back the LOTW! Until further notice, Lolli is in re-runs until we amass a string of fresh versions… including Ranglin’s instro from the ’64 Millie session (out on Trojan this year, so I’ve heard!)