12/30/2010 Rocket Ship Ska Trip

 

12/30/10 in a nutshell... Happy New Year, skassengers! We threw the opening-oldies-set rule right out the window just so we could kick the show off with Hepcat's New Years entry Country Time from Scientific, and devote the rest of the hour to ska from the first decade of the 21st century, with a heaping helping of 2010's finest to boot, and Sherwood played the first golden-moldie (Maury Laws' King Kong cartoon theme) while in orbit around his Planet. The authentic '60s ska kicked off Hr. 3 and the stuff ran like water... by the way, how're ya likin' this early-spring rain in late December??? Given what's coming our way NYE night, I shouda broken out Kawakami's _Ice Ball_ again, but, hey, I can do that again next week... right? We did commemorate the Thursday rain Tokyo Ska style, anyway...

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Hepcat - Country Time
Album: Scientific; Label: BYO
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 60Hz. Ska
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orch. - Meikyoushisui
Album: World Ska Symphony; Label: Avex
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orch. - Ai no Sanka with Strings
Album: World Ska Symphony; Label: Avex
The Slackers - A Long Way Off
Album: The Great Rock-Steady Swindle; Label: Hellcat
The Slackers - Bo Evil
Album: The Great Rock-Steady Swindle; Label: Hellcat
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 5 Fingers of Ska
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Skatalites - New York Minute
Album: On the Right Track; Label: AIM Roots Explorer Series
The Skatalites - Outback Ska
Album: On the Right Track; Label: AIM Roots Explorer Series
Diego's Umbrella - Beastslayer of Valenar
Album: Viva la Juerga; Label: s-r
Diego's Umbrella - Kalashnikov
Album: Viva la Juerga; Label: s-r
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Transkalactic
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
*The Prizefighters - Before Tonight
Album: Follow My Sound; Label: Prize Fighter Sound System
*The Prizefighters - Follow My Sound
Album: Follow My Sound; Label: Prize Fighter Sound System
Moon Invaders - Blow, Blow, Blow
Album: moovin'n'groovin'; Label: Grover
Pannonia Allstars Ska Orch. - A Tenkes Kapitanya
Album: Return of the Pannonians; Label: Megalith
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - This Just In...
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Maury Laws Orch. - The King Kong Theme
Album: 45; Label: Epic
Keith Williams Orch. - The Wild One
Album: 45; Label: Edison International
Alvino Rey - Do You Love Me (ft. Scatman Crothers)
Album: 45; Label: Decca
Artie Shaw - Stop 'n' Go Mambo
Album: More Final Sessions - His Last Recordings; Label: Music Masters Jazz
*Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica - Music Makers
Album: ...presents The Unforgettable Sounds of Esquivel; Label: s-r
*Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica - Frenesi
Album: ...presents The Unforgettable Sounds of Esquivel; Label: s-r
Joe Chambers - Man from South Africa
Album: Horace to Max; Label: Savant
Joe Chambers - Mendacity
Album: Horace to Max; Label: Savant
Shiina Ringo - Mayakashi Yasaotoko
Album: Sanmon Gossip; Label: Toshiba/EMI
Cool Benny (Velarde) - Wobble-Cha
Album: 45; Label: Virgo
La Lupe - Fever
Album: 45; Label: Mercury
The Three Suns - Smoke
Album: Fever Smoke; Label: RCA
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - M.F. Bumps
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Bobby Summers - Pad
Album: 45; Label: Capitol
The Fireballs - Carioca
Album: 45; Label: Top Rank
The Chantays - The Wayward Nile
Album: Pipeline; Label: Dot
Billy Strange - The Mooncussers
Album: 45; Label: Vista
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mighty Vikings - Running Water
Album: 45; Label: Wincox
Buster's Group - Baby Face Nelson
Album: 45; Label: Buster Wild Bells
Bunny Skitter - Mr. Chauffeur
Album: 45; Label: Rolando Powie
Lynn Hope - Shocking
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Soul Bros. - Wakie Wakie
Album: Hot Shot Ska; Label: Studio 1
C. Hyman - The Ska is Movin' On
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Spirit of Gusev Special
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Fugitives ft. Jo Jo Bennett - Cantaloupe Rock
Album: 45; Label: Fugitive
Rita Hovink - De Blue Blue Beat
Album: 45; Label: CNR/Moonglow
Roy Richards - Maureen
Album: 45; Label: Doctor Bird
Randy's All Stars - Sam the Fisherman
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - The Great UFO Crash of '47
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Aural Exciters - My Boy Lollipop
Album: 12; Label: Ze
The Skeletones - Ravers
Album: Bump; Label: Rivercidal
SKAndalous All Stars - (excerpt) FCC
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orch. - Rainy Thursday (Dub)
Album: Wild Peace Tour Final at Saitama Super Arena; Label: Avex
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orch. - You'll Never Walk Alone
Album: Paradise Blue; Label: Avex
(bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - (excerpt) The End
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
December 30, 2010

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