Poet Richard Terrill joins us to talk about his newest book, Almost Dark. Richard Terrill’s previous collection of poems, Coming Late to Rachmaninoff, won the Minnesota Book Award for Poetry, and his memoir Saturday Night in Baoding won the AWP Award for nonfiction. He will be reading Friday night at Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts.
Michael Perry also joins us in the studio to talk about his newest project with his band The Long Beds. Michael Perry is the author of Population 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time, Truck: A Love Story and Coop: A Year of Poultry, Pigs and Parenting, as well as the essay collection Off Main Street. More information about his work can be found at sneezingcow.com:http://sneezingcow.com.
-Hull, Dakota Dave / New Shirt / New Shirt / Arabica / 3.58
-Holiday, Billie / Gloomy Sunday / Quintessential / Columbia / 3.13
-Jackson, Jim / My Monday Woman Blues / Broke, Black and Blue / Proper / 3.04
-Count Basie / Tuesday at Ten / The Essential Count Basie, Vol. 3 / 2.58
-Dunn, Bob’s Vagabonds / Wednesday Rag / Western Swing and Country Jazz / JSP / 2.42
-Cats the Fiddle / Thursday Evening Swing / Killin’ Jive: Complete Recordings, Vol. 1 (1939-1940) / Dee Jay / 2.26
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!