10/21/2010 Rocket Ship Ska Trip


10/21 in a nutshell...
Annette Funicello's 1964 cover of Byron Lee's Jamaica Ska kicks off a hat trick of openers... Jamaica Ska, Rock Steady and Funkey Reggae (the latter featuring Tommy McCook's Supersonics and Dave Double Barrel Barker, then-future member of The Selecter), followed by one of the most convincingly groovy '60s Skas ever to be crafted outside JA or the UK_ Mi Nena Ska by Conjunto Habana... from Mexico! Next comes more of the genuine Jamaican article, plus newer international stompers from Blue Beat Players (Japan), Proyecto Secreto (Belgium/Chile) and The Fenicians (Spain). Sherwood sets sail in Hour 2 with a dreamy Terry Hall/Lynval Golding take of 96 Tears that dates to the bustup of The Specials, and for whatever reason never saw official release! Go figure. Later, we finally get around to new stuff by Either/Orchestra and Phil Hawkins... what took us so long??? You'll be hearing more from these in coming weeks. The first of a 2-part Sisterhood of Japanese Ska gives us the 4:00 4(+3)-in-a-row, and this week's Lollipop goes to Los Catinos, who deliver the second Bombon in as many weeks. Selecter rarity The Whisper kicks off the rest of the party... Hearty!

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Annette Funicello - Jamaica Ska
Album: Annette at Bikini Beach; Label: Buena Vista
Prince Buster's All Stars - Rock Steady
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Dave Barker with Tommy McCook the Supersonics - Funkey Reggae
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Conjunto Habana - Mi Nena Ska
Album: v.a. Jerk a Go-Go; Label: Orfeon
The Skatalites - Christine Keeler
Album: Foundation Ska; Label: Heartbeat/Studio 1
Lee Perry - Wishes of the Wicked
Album: 45; Label: Worldisc
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 60Hz. Ska
Album: It's One Of Ours [; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Derrick Morgan - Soft Hand
Album: Soft Hand; Label: Island
Ken Boothe - I Am A Fool
Album: 45; Label: Supreme
Tommy McCook - Good Gravy
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
Llans Thelwell his Celestials - Golden Horns
Album: Llans Plays It All; Label: WIRL
Prince Buster - Wash Wash
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Lee Perry - Do the Push Push
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 5 Fingers of Ska
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Blue Beat Players - Black Rose (Straight Ahead)
Album: Tokyo Money single; Label: 2nd City/Phalanx
Proyecto Secreto - Olvida Todo
Album: Alto; Label: Brixton
The Fenicians - Sweet Honey Bee
Album: demo; Label: s-r/myspace
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Terry Hall Lynval Golding (from The Specials) - 96 Tears
Album: demo; Label: unissued
Johnny Kay's Aristocrats - Maid of the Mist
Album: 45; Label: Argo
Carl-Henrik Norin Orch. - Zero - Zero
Album: 45; Label: Atco
Urszula Dudziak - Mosquito Dream
Album: Urszula; Label: Arista
Ninapinta his Bongos Congas - The In Crowd
Album: the downtown scene - Hits For The Hip; Label: Decca
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - A Band of Blue Frogs Playing the Greens
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Disjointed
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Eternals - Rock 'n' Roll Cha Cha
Album: 45; Label: Hollywood
*Either/Orchestra - Latin Dimensions
Album: Mood Music for Time Travellers; Label: Accurate
*Phil Hawkins - 7 Steps to Heaven
Album: Sugarcane Suite; Label: P. Note
Etienne Charles - Santimanite (ft. Len Boogsie Sharpe)
Album: Folklore; Label: s-r
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Lymedison
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Señor Coconut - Supertropical
Album: Gran Baile con...; Label: Emperor Norton
Cozy Cole - Topsy I
Album: 45; Label: Love
Cozy Cole - Topsy II
Album: 45; Label: Love
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (roughly half of) Penguin On Vacation
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
Perfume - Looking for a Boyfriend (as the Google translation from the original Japanese has it)
Album: cd single; Label: Maple
The Skabays - Stupid Cupid
Album: Here Come...; Label: Get Hip!
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orch. - Zutto (ft. Crystal Kay)
Album: World Ska Symphny; Label: Avex
Miyuki Hatakeyama with Asa-Chang Blue Hats (live) - Kimi Koishi
Album: Promo video from Fuji Rock Festival 6/15/07; Label: Avex
Tomosaka Rie - Tokai no Manner
Album: Toridori; Label: EMI Japan
Shiina Ringo with Tokyo Ska Paradise Orch. - Mayonaka wa Junketsu
Album: Mayonaka wa Junketsu cd single; Label: Toshiba/EMI
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orch. - Sapphire no Hoshi (ft. Chara)
Album: Wild Peace; Label: Avex
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Spirit of Gusev Special
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 5/16/Ska-7
Album: It's One Of Ours [; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Los Catinos - Eres mi Bombon
Album: s-t 7ep; Label: Vergara
The Selecter - The Whisper
Album: 45; Label: Chrysalis
(Donatella) Rettore - Donatella
Album: 45; Label: Ariston
Rita Hovink - De Blue Blue Beat
Album: 45; Label: CNR/Moonglow
Tracey Dey - Ska-Doo-De-Yah
Album: 45; Label: Amy
Ria Bartok - Zu Schade Dafür
Album: Neu! 45; Label: Columbia
(bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - The End
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
(time remaining!) (bumper) Mutant Frogs - (excerpt) The Great UFO Crash of '47
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Air Date: 
October 21, 2010

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