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10/21 in a nutshell…
Annette Funicello’s 1964 cover of Byron Lee’s Jamaica Ska kicks off a hat trick of openers… Jamaica Ska, Rock Steady and Funkey Reggae (the latter featuring Tommy McCook’s Supersonics and Dave Double Barrel Barker, then-future member of The Selecter), followed by one of the most convincingly groovy ’60s Skas ever to be crafted outside JA or the UK_ Mi Nena Ska by Conjunto Habana… from Mexico! Next comes more of the genuine Jamaican article, plus newer international stompers from Blue Beat Players (Japan), Proyecto Secreto (Belgium/Chile) and The Fenicians (Spain). Sherwood sets sail in Hour 2 with a dreamy Terry Hall/Lynval Golding take of 96 Tears that dates to the bustup of The Specials, and for whatever reason never saw official release! Go figure. Later, we finally get around to new stuff by Either/Orchestra and Phil Hawkins… what took us so long??? You’ll be hearing more from these in coming weeks. The first of a 2-part Sisterhood of Japanese Ska gives us the 4:00 4(+3)-in-a-row, and this week’s Lollipop goes to Los Catinos, who deliver the second Bombon in as many weeks. Selecter rarity The Whisper kicks off the rest of the party… Hearty!

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Had a fine interview with Big Bill Morganfield this show. We talked about his father, Muddy Waters and about finding your own way in the blues world.

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Cory Wong stopped by to talk about Pena, the Afro-Peruvian music CD he recorded (and played on some tracks) during a visit to Peru last Spring. I also played new music from Bob Mintzer, Joe Magnarelli, Christian Howe, Pete Maliverni, and Eugene Marlowe’s Heritage Ensemble, as well as classic tunes from Gerry Mulligan, King Pleasure, and Anita O’Day. For the Mingus Moment, I played a cut from Money Jungle, by Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, and Max Roach.

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A Cross-eyed Cyclops, the Japanese Sandman, a Woman in Space, and Homo Eroticus will all make their appearance on tonight’s program.

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10/14 in a nutshell…
The post-Skatalites Soul Bros. featured heavily (3 45s!) in the opening oldies set, and we threw some Soul Cats in there as well.
From Skannibal Party 7 (the only volume of that series we’ve got down here) we had Mpls. locals The Prizefighters and Japanese ska powerhouse Skaff-Links. Sherwood had a boatload of deep album cuts this week, and followed those up with more weird old instro 45s he had on hand, and weird’s just how we like ‘em! The 4(+2)@4 was a 6-track salute to Chuch Wren and his Jump Up! ska/rocksteady/reggae mailorder empire outa Chi-town, including After Hours and Stingers ATX, both actually on Jump Up! Records. NEW LOLLIPOP this week! Well, not exactly, really an old ’60s-era Lollipop we’ve never heard before this week_ Los Antifaces with Mi Chico Bombon. And there’s still more Lolli hiding out there in the deep, dark recesses of You Tube waiting to be discovered by the RSST… stay tuned!

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Two bands for the price of NONE.

For most of this program we were entertained by R N T, a group consisting of Carl Franzen, Rahjta Ren and Lonnie Knight.

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