Something special kicks off the oldies set this week, and we really mean Something Special, by Roland Alphonso! Other evergreens include the one by Don Drummond his Evergreens, and a little Ska in the Vienna Woods_ there’s green for ya! Cross over into Sherwood’s joint in hour 2 for some pinball, Yello style! Then hang around for the sounds of Tommy T, The Ventures, New Cool Collective, Sun Ra and more ‘til we ska our way back home to a mix of oldies and relatively-newies including stompers by The Silvertones, The Mexicano, Toots Roots Boots, Smoke Like A Fish and Tracey Dey, as well as some more laid-back ska from The Specials, New York Ska-Jazz, Marty Gold(!) and Bad Manners.
Uri Sands and Thomasina Petrus came by to talk about the TU Dance Company’s performance of Reflections in Central Park, with music by the Jeremy Walker Quartet. I also played music from Lee Morgan, JOe Lovano, Ahmad Jamal, and more….
This week, we’ve got an opening oldie set peppered with a few more recent acquisitions, a Bob Blank-produced Lydia Lunch swing instrumental and both Kid Creole and Dr. Buzzard in the Sherwood B. Funn hour, and 4 non-Lollipop-related tracks-in-a-row by artists previously featured in the LOTW, as well as a rare girl Lollipop… Brave Combo’s, to be specific. Pol-skaaaaa!!
During the first half hour of the show I played new music from Matt Slocum, Tobias Gebb, Paul Meyers, Erica Lindsay Sumi Tonooka, and Gia Notte. Then we celebrated the last hour of Mardis Gras with music from New Orleans musicians, including Nicolas Payton, Ellis Marsalis, and more….