Tonight’s Evening News… a Voodoo Man, an Earth Man and Sam the Fisherman re-enter atmosphere in a Ball of Fire and land in Ska Town_ and that’s all before the first bumper break! Later on, Palemina and The Trojans Keep On Running and Little Tempo Shakes It Up, Baby! Seeing all this, the exhausted Miceteeth Sleep On Steps. The Skatalites’ 8+-min. live Fidel Castro goes out to TC’s new rocksteady outfit The Dropsteppers.
Sherwood B. Funn’s Voovie Doo Lounge orbits on a trajectory from which Riz Ortolani, Earl Bostic, Kev Hopper and Duke Ellington can be heard before the online archive cuts off at 1hr47min. interrupting Alec Wilder (oops! sorry!). If you recorded the whole show, we have a politically-inspired 4(+1)-in-a-Row before rerunning Marty Gold’s instrumental Lollipop on the LOTW. We cross Moon River on our way to a safe landing to let you off at 5:am. Bon voyage!
Tonight the Echo Chamber presented the annual “Word Beat I Powa” dub poetry, beat poetry, and spoken word special. Of course, it was dub poetry that set the foundation and included the dub poets Ras Takura, Jazz’min Tutum, Haji Mike, Mutabaruka, Jean Binta Breeze, Benjamin Zephaniah, Oku Onoura, and of course, the incomparable Linton Kwesi Johnson.