12/23/2010 Rocket Ship Ska Trip

 

12/23 in a nutshell...
Merry Skanksmas, skassengers... due to the fact that a good crateful of our music got left on the launchpad this week, we had to reach, reach, _reach_ for ska/rocksteady/reggae/lounge that we could tangentially connect to _winter,_ let alone Christmas! Hence, Alton Ellis' _Remember That Sunday_ because this Sunday is Boxing Day, Tokyo Ska's _And the Angels Sing_ because the title mentions singing angels, and Gil Fuller and the MJFO's _Seesaw_ because some of you may be giving/receiving an actual seesaw for Christmas! That said, we still had authentic seasonal goodies like Granville Williams' _Santa Claus Is Ska-ing To Town_ and a couple of _Nutcracker_ goodies a la Duke Ellington. Will Santa give Shiina Ringo a Rickenbacker guitar and a Marshall amp (and, presumably, a quarter-inch cable to connect the two) for Christmas? ...or will _Mr. Sandman??_
Listen to _Marunouchi Sadistic_ (Expo Version) for the pertinent clue, and happy Ska-lidays, skassengers!

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Byron Lee the Dragonaires - Happy Christmas (ft. The Maytals)
Album: Christmas Party Time in the Tropics; Label: (orig.) Dynamic; (reissue) VP
Frank Cosmo - Greetings from Beverley's
Album: 45; Label: Island
Sir Lord Comic his Cowboys - Ska-ing West
Album: 45; Label: BMN
Granville Williams Orch. - Santa Claus is Ska-ing to Town
Album: 45; Label: GWO
Sonny Bradshaw 7 - Peace and Love
Album: Do it reggae!; Label: Jamaican Gold
Bob Marley the Wailers - Sound the Trumpet
Album: v.a. Reggae Christmas from Studio One; Label: Heartbeat/Studio 1
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (excerpt) Cassini at Titan
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Frank Cosmo - Merry Christmas
Album: 45; Label: Island
Dillinger the Brentford Harmonics - Hi Fashion Christmas
Album: v.a. Reggae Christmas from Studio One; Label: Heartbeat/Studio 1
Brentford All Stars - Fashion Christmas
Album: v.a. Reggae Christmas from Studio One; Label: Heartbeat/Studio 1
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orch. - And The Angels Sing
Album: Stompin' on Down Beat Alley; Label: Cutting Edge
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (excerpt) Cassini at Titan
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Alton Ellis - Remember That Sunday
Album: Be True to Yourself anthology; Label: Trojan
The Dualers - Jack Frost
Album: Get Festive! vol. 1; Label: Galley
The Dualers - Miss Santa Claus
Album: Get Festive! vol. 1; Label: Galley
Sammy Ismay Baba Brooks - Cocktails for Two
Album: v.a. King Size Ska; Label: Trojan
Andy Joey - Love Your Company
Album: 45; Label: C and N
Corey Dixon the Zvooks - Play Those Records
Album: Calm Down; Label: Mad Butcher
Corey Dixon the Zvooks - Pleasant Surprise
Album: Calm Down; Label: Mad Butcher
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Duke Ellington (from his Nutcracker) - Arabesque Cookie (Arabian Dance)
Album: Three Suites; Label: Columbia
Duke Ellington (from his Nutcracker) - Chinoiserie (Chinese Dance)
Album: Three Suites; Label: Columbia
Eban Schletter - Countdown (ft. Crissy Guerrero)
Album: Eban Schletter's Cosmic Christmas; Label: Oglio
Eban Schletter - Send Christmas into the Universe (ft. Tracy DeNisi)
Album: Eban Schletter's Cosmic Christmas; Label: Oglio
Pete Rugolo - Poinciana
Album: Rugolovations; Label: Jasmine
Pete Rugolo - Jingle Bells
Album: Rugolovations; Label: Jasmine
Herm Saunders - Shooting Stars
Album: That Celestial Feeling; Label: WB
Malachi Smith - Going Home for Christmas
Album: Hail to Jamaica; Label: 4-M
Billy Vaughn - Tonight
Album: Moon Over Naples; Label: Dot
Jack LaForge - Nova Bossa Nova
Album: Hit the Road, Jack; Label: Audio Fidelity
Gil Fuller, James Moody the Monterey Jazz Festival Orch. - Seesaw
Album: Night Flight; Label: Pacific Jazz
Gil Fuller the Monterey Jazz Festival Orchestra feat. Dizzy Gillespie - Angel City
Album: s-t; Label: Pacific Jazz
(unknown) - Swing A Little, Kim A Little
Album: v.a. pop shopping; Label: Crippled Dick Hot Wax
Hans Conzelmann Delle Haensch - Tobler Twist
Album: v.a. pop shopping; Label: Crippled Dick Hot Wax
Pete Rugolo - Richard Diamond's Blues
Album: 45; Label: Mercury
Pete Rugolo - Teen Age Rock
Album: 45; Label: Mercury
Shiina Ringo - Marunouchi Sadistic (Expo Version)
Album: Ringo Expo '08; Label: Toshiba/EMI
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Umbrella Bed - When Winter Ends
Album: Go; Label: Mad Butcher
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orch. - Walking Angel
Album: Perfect Future; Label: Cutting Edge
Giuliano Palma the Bluebeaters - Mr. Make Believe
Album: Boogaloo; Label: V2/Universal
Cool Wise Men - Lion Dance
Album: Faith; Label: Galactic
No. 1 Station - Friday Night (ft. Ms. Moretti MC Boss
Album: Boss Beat; Label: Rockers Revolt
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Cassini at Titan
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Tsuyoshi Kawakami his Moodmakers - Ice Ball (ft. Kaori Takeda)
Album: mood inn; Label: Cutting Edge
Tsuyoshi Kawakami his Moodmakers - Last Tango in Paris
Album: moodmakers mood; Label: Cutting Edge
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Hang Tight
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Cozy's Groove
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Big Bad Rhino
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Clippers - King Penguin
Album: 45; Label: Cyber Label/Alaska
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Parallel Timestream Seepage
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - (excerpt) The End
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
December 23, 2010

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