After a first hour fairly evenly split into sets of original, 2Tone, and 3rd-era ska, Sherwood B. Funn visits Monster Island (among other stops on his itinerary) The Cap’n Cozy’s 4(+2)@4 travels around the world and winds up back in Jamaica where Ska was born, and we’z gots Lollipop this week, courtesy of someone named Gizzelle!
Tonight’s program pays homage to the musical tradition coming from the African Diaspora, beginning with Nigerian Master, Babatunde Olatunji, to Cuban pianist, Omar Sosa, and Brooklyn-based Afro-beat, Antibalas. Afro-Peruvian classics and the hypnotic music of Fela Kuti conclude this program of healing music and spirituality, dedicated to the people of Haiti.
We reprise our Ska-Doo-Dee-Don mix in the first half-hour, Sherwood drops a couple by Thelonious Moog (yes, Moog) in Hour 2, andwe have a 4(+1) of Ladies Of Ska (and then some!) kicking off Hour 3! Our remaining supply of Lollipops seems to have fallen into a black hole, so we may hold off on ‘em for a few weeks. We had some Skapanese fun with Rico the TSPO, Rockin’ Rumico A Million Bamboo, and some Mule Train. Tarzan checked in (thank you Mr. Review!), the Moon Invaders had their house blown down by Katrina, Little Tempo shook it up (baby!) and we all had fun(n) ‘til The End. Wheeeeee!!