Jazz

10/4 in a nutshell…

The GotchaSKAvered Ska Cover-of-the-Month Club Selection for October is Latin Goes Ska, which started out life in Mexico as “Pachito E Che”, a massive tune in the late ’40s for Perez Prado and Beny More, Cubans living in Mexico City at the time. It was The Skatalites in 1964 who cut the first ska version, retitling it “Latin Goes Ska”, and The Skatalites again who played the live version we hear here, from the expansive “Stretching Out” early ’80s reunion sessions on ROIR, the first version this dj ever heard. The 5@5 featured Beatles covers a la ska (but not frozen!), which was followed up with goodies from The Slackers, The Selecter, Proyecto Secreto and Runa Miyoshida from her Ska Flavor series of cd releases. Sherwood aired Hal Blaine’s psychedelically percussive October cut, “Inner Space” before unleashing the delightful Copter4016882 to flit around under the Starview Dome, mingling with floating skassengers, and if you looked thru the dome, you could see Capsule’s “Space Station no.9” whizzing by. Also in the house: YMCK, sandwiched between Cal Tjader and Tito Puente on the playlist! Ooooh, and in the “Ooh”, the Cap’n & Cozy featured a fabulous mix of original ska, rocksteady, 2Tone-era and lost-decade stuff. Jackie Opel, Byron Lee, The Renegades, Prince Buster and Plastic Bertrand (on a Buster riddim!) made an appearance. Ooooh!

 

Listen to that show in its entirety on our FOREVER archives by clicking here: https://archive.org/details/119InkalaJorgensonMarquez

Flickr Pix from that night are here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kfai-fm/sets/72157631694939992/

Guest programmer, Ellen Stanley, host of Womenfolk, joins The Morning Blend.

Pam Hill and Terry Carter provided the morning music and news updates, respectively, this October morning. We featured a piece by Susan Gray on the Riverside Plaza complex in Minneapolis and the second installment of the Dakota War series. Among the music we heard was new music from Ozomatli from their kids album (!), Ellis from the compilation "We Love to Be Free: Songs in Support of the Freedom to Marry" addressing a timely subject and we discussed what the lyrics to Echo & the Bunnymen's "Do It Clean" could possibly mean.

Interview with Luverne Siefert and Michelle Hensley of Ten Thousand Things

It’s a one week pledge drive, but you can still pledge your support to KFAI and Rhythm and Grooves. Jana Nyberg dropped in to talk about upcoming gigs. I also played music from Johnny Hammond, The Jazz Soul Seven, Art Blakey, Esperanza Spalding, Bill Cantrell & Axiom, Tianna Hall, and Miles Davis. Today’s Single of the Week was I Believe in You, by the Gary McFarland Orchestra, from the early 60s.

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