7/29/2010 Rocket Ship Ska Trip

 

7/29 in a nutshell...
So, like I'm hanging out in a favorite snack stop on my way to the show one night, and I'd swear I'm hearing some old, old ska record over the house PA.
Hmmm... I thought to myself_ ...sounds early '60s, but it doesn't sound Jamaican, it sounds US... Well, turns out it _was_ US... Gary US Bonds, to be exact! I'm sure I'm not the first to notice the ska-like qualities of Dear Lady Twist, a 1961 Legrand release that kicks the first hour into warp-drive this week. Sherwood slapped a bunch of 45s he bought in a bar
onto a cd, brought it to the show, promptly misplaced it, and established orbit around his Planet to the tune of Lalo Schifrin instead. And then Cal Tjader. And finally, the 45s! Worth the wait... an off-the rails 4(+3)@4 set changed its theme midstream, after the first song to be exact, and also listen for cuts from 2 entirely different cds called the new authentic ...and wunnuvem'z this week's Lollipop!

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Gary U.S. Bonds - Dear Lady Twist
Album: 45; Label: Legrand
Prince Buster - In The Middle of the Night
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
The Maytals - Six and Seven Books
Album: v.a. Island 40th Anniversary - The Ska's the Limit; Label: Island
Baba Brooks Roland Alphonso - Dreaadnaught
Album: v.a. The Skatalites friends - Phoenix City - A History of the World's Greatest Ska Band; Label: Trojan
Baba Brooks the Skatalites - Boat Ride
Album: v.a. The Skatalites friends - Phoenix City - A History of the World's Greatest Ska Band; Label: Trojan
Desmond Dekker (The Aces) - Don't Blame Me
Album: Rudy Got Soul anthology; Label: Trojan
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 60Hz. Ska
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Little Darlin' - No One
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Delroy Wilson Slim Smith - Look Who's Back Again
Album: v.a. Full Up - the Best of Studio 1 vol. 2; Label: Heartbeat/Studio 1
Madness - Cardiac Arrest
Album: 7; Label: Stiff
Georgie Fame - Tom Hark Goes Blue Beat (tt)
Album: 4-tk. 7 ep; Label: Columbia
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orch. - Juggling City
Album: World Ska Symphony; Label: Avex
Fishbone - Unyielding Conditioning
Album: Give a Monkey a Brain and He'll Swear He's the Center of the Univers; Label: Columbia
Fishbone - I'm a Weed Plant
Album: v.a. Steady Sounds from the Underground; Label: Side 1 (no Dummy)
The Robustos - My Heart and Soul
Album: the new authentic; Label: Beatville
The Determinations - Responsible
Album: Ska Champion; Label: Olive Disk
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Disjointed
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Lalo Schifrin - Self-Destruct
Album: music from Mission: Impossible; Label: Hip-O/Dot
Lalo Schifrin - The Girl Who Came In with the Tide
Album: Mannix; Label: collectors' choice
Cal Tjader - Guajira at the Blackhawk
Album: Black Orchid; Label: Fantasy
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - A Strange Development
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
David Rose - Captain's Paradise
Album: 45; Label: MGM
David Rose - A Night in Trinidad
Album: 45; Label: MGM
David Carroll - Grandpa's Rocker
Album: 45; Label: Mercury
David Carroll - Mine
Album: 45; Label: Mercury
David Seville - Flip Side
Album: 45; Label: Liberty
David Seville - Almost Good
Album: 45; Label: Liberty
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - A Band of Blue Frogs Playing the Greens
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Keith Williams Orch. - Compulsion
Album: 45; Label: Edison International
Keith Williams Orch. - The Wild One
Album: 45; Label: Edison International
Hugo Luigi - Watusi Wedding
Album: 45; Label: RCA
Hugo Luigi - Yalaloo
Album: 45; Label: RCA
Joe Loco, His Piano Orch. - Begin the Beguine
Album: 45; Label: Columbia
Joe Loco, His Piano Orch. - Yubambe
Album: 45; Label: Columbia
Francis Bay - Paradise
Album: 45; Label: Philips
Francis Bay - Zumba
Album: 45; Label: Philips
Sil Austin - Slow Walk
Album: 45; Label: Mercury
Sil Austin - Wildwood
Album: 45; Label: Mercury
Ted Heath - Cha Cha Baby
Album: 45; Label: London
Shiina Ringo cond. by Saito Neko (live) - Mikan no Kawa
Album: Ringo Expo '08; Label: Toshiba/EMI
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - M.F. Bumps
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Giuliano Palma the Bluebeaters - Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy
Album: Boogaloo; Label: Universal/V2
Giuliano Palma the Bluebeaters - Testarda Io
Album: Boogaloo; Label: Universal/V2
Casino Royale - Skaravan Petrol (tt)
Album: 4-tk. 12 ep; Label: Kono
Ska-J - Zoccola
Album: Venice Goes Ska; Label: KOB/Mad Butcher
Casino Royale - Casino Royale
Album: Ten Golden Guns; Label: Unicorn
Ska-J - Well You Needn't
Album: Venice Goes Ska; Label: KOB/Mad Butcher
Arpioni - Parole Parole
Album: Buona Mista Social Ska!; Label: Gridalo Forte
Gerhana Ska Cinta - My Boy Lollipop
Album: the new authentic; Label: Clockwork
(Donatella) Rettore - Donatella
Album: 45; Label: Ariston
English Beat - Jeanette
Album: 12; Label: IRS
David Hillyard the Rocksteady 7 - Change of Plans
Album: Get Back Up!; Label: Brixton
Rude Rich the High Notes - Grandma Dub
Album: Change the Mood; Label: Grover
Joey Altruda the Buru Jazz Ensemble - They Call Me Mr. Knibbs (ft. Skatalites drummer Lloyd Knibb)
Album: v.a. Skauthentic; Label: Steady Beat
SKAndalous All Stars - (most of) The End
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
July 29, 2010

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