The Rocket Ship launched into light sprinkles this week, so The Silvertones’ Raindrops seemed a good choice for openers in a set where we stopped that train, marched forward, loved both you and your company, and met Miss Lulu. ut y’know what never grows old? Toots hooking up with The Skatalites, Terry Hall and U-Roy for The Maytals’ True Love all-star release of just a few years back.
Somewhere in orbit around Sherwood’s, Mr. Funn celebrated Duke Ellington and Earl Bostic, birthday boys this past week, and rediscovered where those Janelle Monae and Margot Blanche cds were filed. Babopbye-ya! Ska by artists not known for it made up the 4(+1)@4, and GotchaSKAvered sent Al Capone off to the court of the late great and infamously BBC-banned Judge Dread. Next week, new month, new cover ska-ng! Oww, that was bad…
Classic tunes from Willis Jackson, Dexter Gordon, Ike Quebec, Randy Weston, and Benny Carter, including a trumpet battle between Roy Eldrige and Charlie Shavers from jazz at the Philharmonic. New tunes from Malik Zarra, Aakash Mittal, Rene Marie, and Twin Citizens Judi Donaghy and Nick Haas. And a Mingus Moment from Me, Myself, an Eye.