11/4 in a nutshell…
Hour 1 hops, skips and jumps from pre-Wailers Marley (early Beverleys stuff) to pre-YMO Hosono (J-Ska from ’76, y’all) with a pre-Rocksteady Stop That Train and Don Drummond’s pre-mortem Memorial as stops along the way. It’s the pre-Sherwood’s Planet set!
Speaking of Mr. Funn, he finished some Cozy Cole business started 2 weeks ago (Topsy I II) by playing the little-heard Turvy I and Turvy II. 3 spooky surf bands, 3 Suns, and some Good Old Progressive Jazz later, we had an Alcatraz Peace Pipe, some Funk Rings, Mooncussers (air-safe, y’all) and more mid-‘70s Harry Hosono magic. The Cap’n and Cozy came back honoring an old request for some Aggrolites as part of a Ska Bands Do Reggae 4@4, and Ernest Ranglin’s Lollie-of-the-Week was sung ably by Alana Davis… and just before The End, Mr. Trouble meets The Munsters!
Five stories from KFAI’s 10,000 Fresh Voices series, featuring:
1. Dia de los Muertos, produced by Allison Herrera
2. The Haunted Soap Factory, produced by Jessica Folker
3. Graphic Novelist Will Dinski, produced by Britt Aamodt
4. Sound Artist Viv Corringham, produced by Bill Lindeke
5. Global Mamas, produced by Michelle Alimoradi
Post-election show today. Kind of bounced around the map. New music included The Fabulous Ginn Sisters, Julie Neumark, Glen Hanson & Friends, Erik Koskinen, Cyndi Lauper’s blues cd, and Elvis Costello.
Next week, the legendary Greg Carr returns to the airwaves as my substitute. Greg hosted the sorely missed Tuesday morning program “Dig Up The Roots” on KFAI for many years. I’m sure he’ll have a musicial treat in store for you.
Click on “more” below to link over to the playlist and listen to the show via the archives. The music starts about 2 minutes and 30 seconds into the archive, just after the news.
Another week with a boatload of new music: The Natural Dub Cluster’s excellent “Neg|entropy”; Mista Majah P’s heavy-hitting gay rights anthem “Rights”; Cas Haley’s beautiful “Connection”; and Taj Weekes & Adowa’s sublime “A Waterlogged Soul Kitchen”. Plus more new releases from Influential (“Road Hog”), Madtone (“The Good Soul”), SXTheMadArtist, Mumbai Mafia, Avey Tare, Darryl Jenifer, Steve Steppa meets Samson, and the Easy Star All-Stars.