10/7/2010 Rocket Ship Ska Trip

 

10/7 in a nutshell...
A Skatalites-centric oldies set led into a hop-skip-jump between the 2Tone era and the 21st century (from The Selecter to Umbrella Bed, in other words) winding up with the 2Tech ska groove of Perfume (who don't do much ska, but when they do they have lotsa fun) just before we went Transkalactic. Sherwood was neck-deep in 45s again, spinning li'l licorice pizzas by everybody from The Islanders to Pete Rugolo to Hank Marr. Blue Beat was the theme of the 4(+1), and Millie's Smash-hit cover of an old Barbie Gaye record was the Lollipop Of The Week. Smash, Philips, Island... take your pick. Whichever label you find it on, it'll be... Smashing!

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
The Skatalites - Indian Summer
Album: 45; Label: Coxsone
Lester Sterling - Skaramont (Besame Mucho)
Album: 45; Label: Randy's
Lord Creator (a.k.a. Kentrick Patrick) - Rhythm of the Blues
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
Don Drummond Baba Brooks - Melody Jamboree
Album: v.a. Skatalites friends - Phoenix City; Label: Trojan
Randy's All Stars - Sam the Fisherman
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 60Hz. Ska
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - This Just In...
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Shenley Duffus - He's Coming Down
Album: 45; Label: Black Swan
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 5 Fingers of Ska
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Skatalites - Can't Sit Down
Album: Ska Authentic vol. 2; Label: Studio 1
Prince Buster's All Stars - A Trip to Mars
Album: 45; Label: Prince Buster/Voice of the People
Edwards' All Stars - North Coast
Album: 45; Label: Rio
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Baron von Skankin' Frank
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(Donatella) Rettore - Donatella
Album: 45; Label: Ariston
Ringo Ska - A Hard Day's Night
Album: Betolzkahitoparat; Label: Pork Pie
The Selecter - 3 Minute Hero
Album: Too Much Pressure; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
Umbrella Bed - I Remember You
Album: One Small Skank for Man...; Label: Mad Butcher
Perfume - Looking for a Boyfriend
Album: cd single; Label: Maple
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Transkalactic
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Urszula Dudziak - Papaya
Album: 33rpm7; Label: Arista
The Islanders - Tornado
Album: 45; Label: Mayflower
The Islanders - Blue Rain
Album: 45; Label: Mayflower
The Jan Davis Guitar - Soulmate
Album: 45; Label: Quad-ett
The Jan Davis Guitar - Hot Sauce
Album: 45; Label: Quad-ett
Pete Rugolo - Richard Diamond's Blues
Album: 45; Label: Mercury
Pete Rugolo - Teen-Age Rock
Album: 45; Label: Mercury
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - M.F. Bumps
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Lunar Lily Pad
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Buddy Merrill - Alcatraz Peacepipe
Album: 45; Label: Accent
Billy Strange - Mooncussers
Album: 45; Label: Vista
Kyu Sakamoto - Tankobushi
Album: 45; Label: Capitol
Desi Arnaz His Orch. - Tico Tico
Album: 45; Label: RCA
Terry Gibbs his Big Band - The Fat Man
Album: 45; Label: Verve
Jimmie Haskell - Vanguard
Album: 45; Label: Imperial
Sonny's Group (Sonny being Mr. Bono!) - Tony
Album: 45; Label: Atco
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Lymedison
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Hank Marr - The Watusi-Roll
Album: 45; Label: Federal
Hank Marr - Sweet Nancy
Album: 45; Label: Federal
Stu Allen - Jordon Blooper (Astronaut)
Album: 45; Label: Rowax
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Penguin On Vacation
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Rita Hovink - De Blue Blue Beat
Album: 45; Label: CNR/Moonglow
Little Darlin' - No One
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Lascelles Perkins - Lonely Robin
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
The Khandars - Don't Dig A Hole for Me
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Larry Marshall - Move Your Feet
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Disjointed
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Millie Small - My Boy Lollipop
Album: 45; Label: Smash
The Hip City Five - Jamaica Ska
Album: 33rpm 7 Arthur Murray Presents Discotheque Dance Party ep; Label: RCA
Mango Jones His Orch. - Balahu Ska
Album: Explosive New Dance Rhythm - The SKA; Label: Vee Jay
Giuliano Palma the Bluebeaters - Over My Shoulder
Album: Boogaloo; Label: V2/Universal
The Skeletones - Your Very Own Paradise
Album: s-t; Label: s-r
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Spirit of Gusev Special
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Diego's Umbrella - Beastslayer of Valenar
Album: Viva la Juerga; Label: s-r
Fishbone - I'm a Weed Plant
Album: v.a. Steady Sounds from the Underground; Label: Side 1 (no Dummy)
Riddimates - Galaxy Is In Oneself
Album: Too Much Blowing Is Just Right; Label: Ska In The World
Toots the Maytals - You Really Got Me
Album: ska father; Label: Artists Only!
(bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - The End
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
October 7, 2010

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