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2/3 in a nutshell…
We’ve once again taken to observing birthdays here on the Rocket Ship, and this week we had a bumper crop. Bob Marley, Derrick Harriott (on Bob’s day!), Lester Sterling, Arthur Lyman (the inspiration for a few choice Skatalites covers for Top Deck) and Hal Blaine, who gave us a percussive psych instrumental for every month of the year. Cakes and candles aside, some outfit calling itself the Special Beat existed in the late ’60s, beating the Specials/English Beat blended band by a good quarter century! They recorded for our fine feathered physician friend Dr. Bird… Our initial 4(+1)-in-a-row plan (3 minute heroes) got Busted up real bad this week, February’s GotchaSKAvered tune is Don Drummond’s Confucious, we got Frosted with The Dualers, and we threw in a Skeatles set… Ska for mop-tops! Like David Lindley once said, Ev’wybody skweem!

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A Groundhog Day special with Liberty Finch and DJ Izzy…..Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow, so spring is near! Double shots and deja vu on this edition of Wednesday Free Form.

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COMMUNICATING WITH ANIMALS
Thoughts Of An Animal Communicator, Subtext: Communicating with Horses, Sounds and Ultra-Sounds of the Bottle-Nose Dolphin

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Artist Song Album Label Time
Hobo Nephews Memphis Blues Traveling Show Self 4:08
Carolina Chocolate Drops Cornbread and Butterbeans Heritage Dixie 3:30
John Hammond Milkcow’s Calf Blues At the Crossroads Vanguard Records 2:43:00
Reverand Peyton’s Big Damn Band Born Bread Corn Fed The Wages Side One Dummy 3:15
Cash Box Kings Lost Sheep Blues Black Night Fallin Blue Midnight Records 3:33:00
Odetta Shame and Scandal Absolutely the Best Varese Sarabande 2:21:00
The Brass Kings When the Springtime Comes Live Humdinger Self 3:28

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