-Hull, Dakota Dave / New Shirt / New Shirt / Arabica / 3.58
-Rollini, Adrian Trio / Jazz Me Blues / 78 /Mercury / 2.42
-Gillum, Bill “Jazz” / Reckless Rider Blues / Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 3 (1941-1946) / Document / 3.03
-Black Cats and the Kitten / You Better Ask Somebody / Jazzin’ the Blues, Vol. 3 (1937-1941) / Document / 2.49
-Williams, Mary Lou / Nicole / Jazz Piano / Smithsonian / 3.29
-Holiday, Billie / I’m in a Low-Down Groove / Quintessential / Columbia / 3.10
Our foremost Man About Town, hailing from the Best Corner in the Twin Cities, Mark Trehus, joins us for the second half of the show and 90 minutes of intoxicating 45s. Yes, it’s true: we love records at the Rockhouse.
This time ‘round, no sooner does the Rocket Ship clear the launch pad than we honor a request from the previous week that we didn’t have with us at the time… Desmond Dekker’sThis Woman. You’ll recall that we did a mini-Ska Women set instead, including a live Bodysnatchers cut. Anyway, Hour 1 also saw Joanne Dennis, The Soulettes, and Mamie Perry (unrelated to Lee Scratch, btw) make appearances. The expansive epic cut BabopbyeYa from the new Janelle Monáe album was one of THE soaring highlights of Hour 2, and more fun(n) was to be had as Russ Garcia musically imagined water creatures from Astra, and vintage sax honkers Tab Smith and Earl Bostic delivered 2 entirely different tunes called Mambolino. ’60s ska from outside Jamaica made up the 4(+2)@4 which incorporated a Lollipop rerun from Brazil by Wanderléa Cardoso with Renato his Blue Caps, and back-to-back Specials and Slackers cuts help us to imagine Mr. Tragedy quite possibly enjoying himself… just not first. It’s later than we think as we have to short-fade SKAndalous’Lithium cover to make room for The End. At least it’s by the same band… now where’s that pale horse? We’re off!