We played a red-hot corker of a Mighty Vikings tune on the Wincox label called Running Water, right after Vienna Woods early in Hour 1, in a set that careened into TSPO founder Asa-Chang’s Blue Hats big band somewhere near the :30 mark.
Sherwood B. Funn kicked his orbital Voovie Doo Lounge into overdrive with Bobby Sanabria, and threw in some old-school Kenton to boot! Shiina Ringo, Earl Bostic and other fine artists peppered the rest of the hour in high style. The 4(+1)-at-4 went Skapanese starting with another Ringo gem, and this week’s Lollipop was sung by a certain Maggie Mae! Nobody that Rod Stewart knew, of course… this girl was quite wiiiide awake, thank you! Oh, and by the way, that makes 3, count’em, 3 mixed English/German versions! Jawohl!
This week’s opening oldies set mutates into a tribute to Ringo (both Starr AND Shiina!) with the Skatalites and TSPO providing musical backing. Sherwood spins 2 more Shiina tunes, Mastretta’s lo-o-o-ongie First Exit, and heads for Adelaide by way of Bill Evans and Eddie Costa. Then a 4(+1) at 4 featuring 1st-generation ska from outside Jamaica… with Ska in both the lyrics and song title! Lollipop Week 35 is sung by German Heidi Bachert.
New music from Bill Heid, Nancy Harms, Ben Allison. Old music from Ike Quebec and Dexter Gordon. Classic stuff from Duke Ellington, Anita O’Day w/Gene Krupa, Slim Gaillard, and the Delta Rhythm Boys. And more….