Current Song Obsessions: “Port of Spain Hustle” and “Bacao Suave” by Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band

‘Twas a hot sunny blue-skies kind of day in early June. My parents were visiting and we went for a stroll downtown. Popped into Mindbomb Records and thumbed through the vinyls. Heard this band spinning and had to ask the shop owner who was playing. My mom gave her approval: a subtle sway and the affirmation, “It is kinda funky.”