A number of songs from Etta James (R.I.P.) in her jazz mood, plus new music from Gary Smulyan, Ted Rosenthal, and Donald Harrison, plus some classics from the Jazz Messengers and Tony Bennett, not to forget a killer version of I’ll Remember April from Charles Mingus.

with Backa & Miss Kenna…

Two awesome listener requests and two songs about Clowns. So now you know there are at least 4 songs played on tonight’s program.

Preview of “Good Design Lives Forever” with guest Elina Ruppert

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1/19 in a nutshell…

In which we get Ringrolled! Also, Giuliano Palma comes In From The Cold while The Pietasters stay Out All Night. The Miceteeth are in a Meeting with gigantic (and presumably radioactive) ants, and some outfit called Qypthone don’t cover Marley, but Teresa Brewer does cover Millie! And leading up to all that, you ask?
Cool 4(+1)-in-a-row this week__ This Are Post-2Tone!
Starring the original Selecter having just bailed and going direct-to-Chrysalis, the Dammers-less Specials of the ’90s (on MCA), the always Buster-ful Bad Manners (on a Fatty-helmed Blue Beat, and later Moon), and Madness undercover as a cover band (The Dangermen)! In the Voov, Sherwood unearths tracks from a 3rd Tipsy album he’d never heard of before (Buzzz on Ipecac) and drops some interesting 45s into his set, and (ooh!) a well-rounded hour of first- and second-generation ska is bookended by King Desmond at the start and Morgan the Hoople at the finish. Inbetween… well, hear it for yourself!

Our First Polka Show!

"Live From Studio 5!" scours the Earth to bring you varied genres of entertainment and this week it's The Brass Barn Polka Band. Who knows, some day we'll even have Opera! But this week Polka music fills the airwaves from Studio 5. Check it out, these guys are very S-M-O-O-O-T-H.

See below for playlist.

Starting out with Shirley Scott, then music from vocalists Charles Brown, Ellen Martin, King Pleasure, and Kurt Elling. Followed by Twin Cities Artists: Mark Vandermyde, Doug Haining, Mary Louis Knutson, and John Devine.

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  1. = Twin Cities Artist

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