Thanks to Glenn Swanson for coming in and Jemecia Bennett for calling in to talk about PipJazz Sunday, July 10th at the Landmark Center in Saint Paul. I played tunes ranging from Johnny Hammond, Hank Crawford, and the Jazz Crusaders to Eric Alexander, Monty Alexander, Phil Woods Bill Mays, and Rene Marie. The Mingus Moment came from Mingus Moves.
Exodus, the GotchaSKAvered Ska Cover-of-the-Month Club selection for June (this week the dub version by week 1’s Sideburns from their Exodus album btw) ties in quite nicely with the 4(+1)@4 theme of Travel and Destinations, with entries from TC’s own Umbrella Bed, Kagoshima’s Authentic Rocksteady Traditional Ska practitioners ARTS, Tokyo’s Ska Paradise Orchestra and more. Sherwood was pouring mostly double-shots in the Voovie Doo, starting off with Shiina Ringo and the brand-spankin’ new Dai Hakken (Great Discovery) from her firecracker Tokyo Jihen outfit (making their big-band debut in cahoots with anime and occasional Godzilla soundtrack guy Takayuki Hattori wielding the baton)… Fly Me to Heaven, already a single, is now Dai Hakken’s 13th track! Leading into all this was a nicely all-over-the-map ska oldies hour delivered by the Cap’n and Cozy. Fast forward to The End (which happens here each week… ;^)) and the on-air singing debut of our regular Takeaway countdowner Cy Knopf (signing off!) ( …Cy-Kning Opf???) (Booooo…!)