9/2/2010 Rocket Ship Ska Trip

 

9/2 in a nutshell... The highlight of the oldies set was a salute to 2Tone, with deep tracks, hits and alternate takes alike, from The Selecter to The Specials to the producer of their debut album, Elvis Costello (but on Columbia, which issued Human Touch on the Get Happy! LP). Sherweird inserted a delightfully bizarre Kev Hopper track into his set, and spiced the rest of the hour up with exotic vibraphones, Latin big bands, (Shiina) Ringo-nalia and jazzy Godzilla composer Masaru Sato. Back on the bridge of the Rocket Ship, the 4@4 dealt with Love In Trouble, the ever-brave Brave Combo gave us a Lolli-Pol-Ska, and Jennifer Davis of St. Petersburg Ska-Jazz Review was Too Good To Be True. What can I say? She's cool like dat. So's the weather these days. Are you feelin' a change in the air? Brrrrrr! OK, I exaggerate...

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship (same recording that's on Intensified!, but sourcing the cut to its original label... with my show-opener chatter still intact.)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Buster's All Stars - Devil's Daffodil
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Prince Buster - Big Fight
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Carlos Malcolm his Afro-Jamaican Rhythms - Skamania
Album: The Royal Ska anthology; Label: Jamaican Gold
Owen Gray - Mash It! pts. 1 2
Album: v.a. Jamaican RB box set 3cd; Label: Trojan
Derrick Morgan - Forward March (ft. Patsy Todd
Album: Moon Hop anthology; Label: Trojan
The Selecter - They Make Me Mad
Album: Too Much Pressure; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
The Specials - Rude Boys Outa Jail
Album: BBC Sessions; Label: EMI/BBC
The Bodysnatchers - Easy Life
Album: sdtk. Dance Craze; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
English Beat - Hands Off... She's Mine
Album: I Just Can't Stop It; Label: Go Feet
Elvis Costello - Human Touch
Album: Get Happy!; Label: Columbia
Clive Langer the Boxes - First Thing in the Morning
Album: Splash; Label: F-Beat
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Penguin On Vacati
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Loafers - Postman Pat
Album: v.a. Twelve Inches of Pure Ska; Label: Staccato
Six Feet Deep - Kamchatska
Album: It Came From...; Label: BiB/Darrr
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orch. - Just Say Yeah
Album: World Ska Symphony; Label: Avex
The Selecter (see other playlist!) - The Selecter
Album: 45 (b-side of Special AKA debut Gangsters); Label: 2Tone
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (roughly half of) 5 Fingers of Ska
Album: It's One Of Ours [; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Cal Tjader - Lullaby of Birdland
Album: Black Orchid; Label: Fantasy
Stefon Harris - A Cloud of Red Dust
Album: A Cloud of Red Dust; Label: Blue Note
Kev Hopper - Starfields
Album: Whispering Foils; Label: Drag City Inc
Shiina Ringo - Aozora
Album: Watashi to Houden; Label: Toshiba/EMI
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (excerpt) Lymedison
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Soil Pimp Sessions - My Foolish Heart (Crazy On Earth) (ft. Shiina Ringo)
Album: 6; Label: Victor (Japan)
Tito Puente - Caravan
Album: v.a. Mambo Jambo - The Early Masters of Afro-Cuban Jazz; Label: Primo
Perez Prado - Mambo a la Billy May
Album: Mambo Mania; Label: RCA
Perez Prado - Mambo a la Kenton
Album: v.a. Mambo Jambo - The Early Masters of Afro-Cuban Jazz; Label: Primo
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - A Strange Development
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Joe Chambers - Escapade
Album: the outlaw; Label: Savant
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Pro-Pleasure Gas (Sherwood B. Funn's Voovie Doo Dub
Album: It'sOne Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Masaru Sato - Godzilla vs. Anguiras
Album: Best of Godzilla 1954-1975; Label: GNP/Crescendo
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Disjointed
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Shiina Ringo cond. by Saito Neko (live) - Mikan no Kawa
Album: Ringo Expo '08; Label: Toshiba/EMI
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Bad Manners - Falling Out of Love
Album: Forging Ahead; Label: Magnet, original vinyl; Epic/Portrait, cd reissue
The Equators ft. Angelo Moore (of Fishbone) - Softly, Softly
Album: v.a. The Ska Parade - Running Naked through the Cornfield; Label: A to Y
The Donkey Show - Mr. Brown
Album: Bali Island ep; Label: Unicorn
Justin Hinds the Dominoes - Rub Up Push Up
Album: Carry Go Bring Come anthology; Label: Trojan
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Baron von Skankin' Frank
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Brave Combo - My Girl Lollipop (Pol-Ska)
Album: Urban Grown-Ups; Label: Four Dots
St. Petersburg Ska-Jazz Review - Too Good to Be True
Album: Too Good to Be True; Label: Megalith
The Fenicians - Sweet Honey Bee
Album: demo; Label: s-r/myspace
Giuliano Palma the Bluebeaters - Lobo Hombre en Paris
Album: Boogaloo; Label: V2/Universal
The Butlers - The Odd Couple
Album: Wanja's Choice; Label: Grover
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - The Great UFO Crash of '47
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Fenicians - Funkin' Deep Freeze
Album: Stoned Moments; Label: s-r
The Skeletones - Ravers
Album: Bump; Label: Rivercidal
Rico - L-O-V-E (ft. Tokyo Ska Paradise Orch.
Album: (Rico v.a.) Japa Rico; Label: Phantom
The Skabays - Stupid Cupid
Album: Here Come...; Label: Get Hip
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - It's One Of Ours
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - The End
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
September 2, 2010

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