Blast off with us for another trip across the Skalaxy, Mr. Eastwood!! Move Your Feet in the general direction of Paradise, but watch out for that Dance Crasher along the way. Be quick, ‘cuz the walls are about to come tumbling down… it’ll be Shocking, and that’s just the oldies set! When we dock with Sherwood’s Orbiting Party Palace, you can Waltz with Koop. (the dot’s part of the name) before kicking back and Lounge-ing to sounds ranging from Arthur Lyman to Senor Coconut, Jimmie Haskell to Victor Feldman, you get the picture… and we kick off your flight back home with four Ladies of Ska who didn’t make last week’s set before encountering a rogue Moon blasted out of Earth orbit by its own nuclear waste dump way back in ’99, delaying this week’s Lolli rerun (Ernest Ranglin, O.D., with Alana Davis). Skabrazooka!
Some music from the pen of Harry Warren, as performed by Coltrane, Prez, and Billy Eckstine, and from a new album of undiscovered standards by the David Berger Jazz Orchestra. Also: some Basie, Gerry Mulligan, and new songs from organist Jared Gold, guitarist Sheyl Bailey, and more….
We here at the RSST like to do ska/lounge follow-ups to the previous night’s Echo Chamber’s occasional theme shows, and in that spirit, we proudly present Women (mostly, anyway) Of Ska! (And space-age lounge, exotic jazz, ping-pong stereophonic hijinks, etc.) The 1st hour kicks off with Blue Beat Babies (including Brigitte Bond), the 3rd hour launches into 4 Women of Moon Ska in a row, Sherwood’s set careens from Shiina Ringo to Stereolab and from Koop. to Combustible Edison, taking in Debbie Harry and Dr. Buzzard along the way, and (the non-Rod Stewart) Maggie Mae sings all about her Boy Lollipop in this week’s LOTW repeat. Sweet!