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April Fool: Your Host

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3/31 in a nutshell…
’60s vintage bluebeat ‘n’ ska from beyond Jamaica’s borders! Made in the UK, US, France, Poland, Mexico and more! And if it’s more you want, YOU, TOO! can support the radio station that delivers it, during KFAI’s Spring Pledge Drive! Any amount helps… just listen and you’ll hear the phone-bank number (and the website!) being given out on a regular basis. Your support guarantees that you’ll continue to hear things like…
Agnes Loti doing My Boy Lollipop in French

The English Beat instrumental March of the Swivelheads

Mothra (and real-life) twins The Peanuts on the occasion of their birthday (Apr. 1st, no foolin’!)

An entire set of my official RSST in-house one-man band Mutant Frogs

The GotchaSKAvered! Ska Cover-of-the-Month Club Selection (same tune covered by a different band every week of any given month; no original versions in this segment)

When you support KFAI, you support Rocket Ship Ska Trip!
(and all the other cool stuff that goes on around here)
Ka-ching!!

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Pledge Drive – The Western Ridge, then Bethany Larson and the Bee's Knees.

Listen to both parts of this show on our FOREVER archives by clicking here:  https://archive.org/details/40BethanyLarson

and here:  https://archive.org/details/40WesternRidge

Live music in the studio for pledge drive 2011:
Saxophonist Dan Kusz and his HOT swinging band:
Pat Nelson-Drums
Corey Blanchard-Keys
Dan Ristrum-Bass
They helped support KFAI and the blues by playing in the on-air studio during pledge drive. It was fun and helped me make money!

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It’s the first Pledge Drive Show for Spring, 2011. I played new tracks from Louis Hayes, Bobby Sanabria, Lynn Arriale, and Bill Frisell Vinicius Cantuaria. Classic tunes came from Oliver Nelson, Grant Green, Charles Mingus, John Coltrane, Sheila Jordan, and The Quintet, with Dizzy Bird.

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Spring Pledge Drive: Thank you for your generous support

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March Jungle Madness! 90 minutes of the Exotic Sounds of Hawaii, Hollywood Polynesia, the Desert Sands of the Middle East and MORE!

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The Residents and such

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3/24 in a nutshell…
Gina, Gina… he’s just a ski instructor! But of course, it did snow a little, even if the storm was a wee bit overhyped in the TC area, where we’ve occasionally seen worse as late as Tax Day. In any case, the Kid Creole song all about Gina (and the aforementioned ski instructor) earned its rightful place in this late-March playlist, in a first hour jampacked with the likes of Ken Boothe (3/22/48 – c.), Lee Perry (3/20/36 – c.) as well as locals Umbrella Bed, The Prizefighters and Jon Wayne The Pain.
Sherwood gave us double-shots of Jack Fascinato and Ahmad Jamal, plus numerous other goodies. The 4(+1)@4 was tunes from outside Jamaica that sound like they just may have been influenced by ska, however tenuously (although it works the other way in the case of Sea Cruise, cut in the late ’50s before Ska’s early ’60s birth… ) and Rico traveled all the way to Japan to give us this week’s GotchaSKAvered (Monkey Man), a collab with Ore Ska Band.
Ah-ya-yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaii!!!

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