11/4/2010 Rocket Ship Ska Trip

 

11/4 in a nutshell...
Hour 1 hops, skips and jumps from pre-Wailers Marley (early Beverleys stuff) to pre-YMO Hosono (J-Ska from '76, y'all) with a pre-Rocksteady Stop That Train and Don Drummond's pre-mortem Memorial as stops along the way. It's the pre-Sherwood's Planet set!
Speaking of Mr. Funn, he finished some Cozy Cole business started 2 weeks ago (Topsy I II) by playing the little-heard Turvy I and Turvy II. 3 spooky surf bands, 3 Suns, and some Good Old Progressive Jazz later, we had an Alcatraz Peace Pipe, some Funk Rings, Mooncussers (air-safe, y'all) and more mid-'70s Harry Hosono magic. The Cap'n and Cozy came back honoring an old request for some Aggrolites as part of a Ska Bands Do Reggae 4@4, and Ernest Ranglin's Lollie-of-the-Week was sung ably by Alana Davis... and just before The End, Mr. Trouble meets The Munsters!

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Bob Marley - Do You Still Love Me
Album: 45; Label: Beverley's
Spanishtown Ska Beats - Stop That Train
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Soul Bros. - Mr. Kiss a Bang Bang
Album: v.a. Studio One Rude Boy; Label: Soul Jazz/Studio 1
The Skatalites - Ska in the Vienna Woods
Album: Ska Authentic vol. 1; Label: Studio 1
Stranger Cole - We Are Rolling (w/Ken Boothe)
Album: Bangarang anthology; Label: Trojan
Stranger Patsy - Yeah Yeah Baby
Album: Bangarang anthology; Label: Trojan
Lester Sterling - Skaramont (we know this as Besame Mucho)
Album: 45; Label: Randy's
Tommy McCook - Don't Bother Me
Album: 45; Label: N.D.
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Buster's All Stars - Devil's Daffodil
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Jackie Mittoo the Soul Vendors - Autumn Sounds
Album: Evening Time; Label: Studio 1
Don Drummond - Man in the Street
Album: In Memory of...; Label: Studio 1
Don Drummond - Don D. Memorial
Album: In Memory of...; Label: Studio 1
Jackie Mittoo the Soul Vendors - Drum Song
Album: Evening Time; Label: Studio 1
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Tin Pan Alley (ft. then-future YMO member Haroumi Hosono) - Yellow Magic Carnival
Album: Caramel Mama; Label: Crown Japan
The Specials - Sea Cruise (ft. Rico)
Album: BBC Sessions; Label: EMI/BBC
Kingston Kitchen (Dr. Ring Ding meets Rotterdam Ska/Jazz Foundation) - You Make Me Sing
Album: Today's Special; Label: Megalith
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Cozy Cole - Turvy 1
Album: 45; Label: Love
Cozy Cole - Turvy 2
Album: 45; Label: Love
The Kingpins - 94 Second Surf
Album: v.a. Surfer's Mood; Label: Romulan
The Enchanters - Tum-Tiki
Album: v.a. Surfer's Mood; Label: Romulan
The Truants - Sunset Surf
Album: v.a. The Surf Creature vol. 2; Label: Romulan
The Three Suns - Smoke
Album: Fever Smoke; Label: RCA
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Bernie Green with the Stereo Mad-Men - Give Me That Good Old Progressive Jazz
Album: Musically MAD; Label: RCA
Buddy Merrill - Alcatraz Peace Pipe
Album: 45; Label: Accent
Urszula Dudziak - Funk Rings
Album: s-t; Label: Arista
Billy Strange - The Mooncussers
Album: 45; Label: Vista
Bon Voyage co. (ft. then-future YMO member Haroumi Hosono) - Exotica Lullaby
Album: s-t; Label: Crown Japan
Desi Arnaz - Tico Tico
Album: 45; Label: RCA
Jack Fascinato - Road Runner
Album: 45; Label: Stepheny
Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos Postizos - EsclaveTriste
Album: s-t; Label: Atlantic
Lionel Hampton - Hamp's Mambo
Album: Hamp's Big Band; Label: Audio Fidelity
Shiina Ringo - Ryuukou (ft. Mummy-D)
Album: Sanmon (Superficial) Gossip; Label: Toshiba/EMI
Ted Heath His Music - (excerpt) Hello (most of us would add Dolly to that title)
Album: s-t; Label: London
Shiina Ringo cond. by Saito Neko - Mikan no Kawa
Album: Ringo Expo '08; Label: Toshiba/EMI
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Aggrolites - Firecracker
Album: IV; Label: Hellcat
The Aggrolites - What A Complex
Album: IV; Label: Hellcat
The Slackers - Ain't No Sunshine
Album: The Great Rocksteady Swindle; Label: Hellcat
Tokyo Ska Paradis Orch. - Ring of Fire
Album: Arkestra; Label: Avex
The Pietasters - Dream of You
Album: All Day; Label: Indication
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Ernest Ranglin - My Boy Lollipop (Alana Davis. vox)
Album: Order of Distinction; Label: AIX audio dvd
Giuliano Palma the Bluebeaters - Se Ne Dicon di Parole
Album: Boogaloo; Label: V2/Universal
Judge Dread - Skin Lake
Album: Dread White and Blue; Label: Anagram
Skavoovie the Epitones - Desert Gold
Album: The Growler; Label: Shanachie
Easy Big Fella - The Road Alone
Album: Eat at Joey's; Label: Moon Ska
The Toasters - Mr. Trouble
Album: Skaboom!; Label: Moon Ska
Skaos - The Munsters
Album: ...is approaching!; Label: Unicorn
(bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - The End
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Soul Bros. - (excerpt) Sound One
Album: 45; Label: Island
Air Date: 
November 4, 2010

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