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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.

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Nicky Hopkins was one of the greatest keyboard players in rock history. He would have been 66 years old today. Unfortunately, we lost him in 1994 at age 50. Way too early.

Jackson Buck and I dedicated tonight’s program to him. This wonderful musician performed on every recording we played….two hours of Nicky Hopkins music. We only scratched the surface of his legacy. I hope you enjoy it.

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Echoes of Martnan from Sweden. Requests and harmonicas.

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More from Haiti, New Orleans, and a Black History month set as well – jazz, Cuba, etc. At the tail end of the show a tribute to George Harrison – on his birth anniversary, today.

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Wrapping up Black History Month this week with some of the voices of those pioneering African-Americans on the radio.

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From TAWk to Ras Takura, from Hotdrop to The Technician, another show filled with great new music. Also new this week: Scratchy Dubplate Crew, Levi Roots & Michael Rose, Reverse Engineering, Mind’s Eye Dub, Fatima, Duba, Chin Dub, and an exclusive live track from Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad.

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