1/6/2011 Rocket Ship Ska Trip

 

_1/6 in a nutshell..._
Let's cut straight to the new feature inaugurated this week... the GotchaSKAvered Ska Cover-Of-The-Month Club! This month: Byron Lee's _Jamaica Ska,_ and strictly cover versions thereof, and starting off the feature with a mystery record we couldn't trace back to its original source! All we know is, somewhere in Mexico back in the '60s, _Jamaica Ska_ was covered by somebody named Tammy. Tammy who? Mystery. Label? Mystery. Ever officially released? Mystery. And this thing's good. Real good! The 4@4 was basically an Air Space Museum of Ska, the Opening Oldies set began incorporating more post-'60s ska, and on the Funn front, Milt Jackson and Xavier Cugat had an extra candle on their cakes this week. Pffffff!

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship (same recording that's on Intensified!, but sourcing the cut to its original label... with my show-opener chatter still intact.)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Col. Elliott the Lunatics - Guns of the Martian Giants
Album: Interstellar Reggae Drive; Label: Trojan
The Skatalites - Guns of Navarone
Album: v.a. Rough Tough - The Story of Ska 1960-1966; Label: Trojan
Kingston All Stars - Happy Hunter
Album: 45; Label: Dice
Delroy Wilson Slim Smith - Look Who's Back Again
Album: v.a. Full Up - the Best of Studio 1 vol. 2; Label: Heartbeat/Studio 1
Spanishtown Ska Beats - Stop That Train
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
The Diplomats - Meet Me At the Corner
Album: 45; Label: Caltone
The Skatalites - Russian Ska Fever
Album: 45; Label: Rolando Powie
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 60Hz. Ska
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
English Beat - (remix) Mirror in the Bathroom
Album: v.a. Music And Rhythm WOMAD benefit LP; Label: PVC
Bad Manners - Exodus
Album: Forging Ahead; Label: Magnet/Epic-Portrait
Buster's Group - Baby Face Nelson
Album: 45; Label: Buster Wild Bells
Tin Pan Alley - Yellow Magic Carnival
Album: Caramel Mama; Label: Crown Japan
Baba Brooks Drumbago's Orch. - Night Food Ska
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 5 Fingers of Ska
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Cabernet Deneuve - Song of Moscow (Google translation from band's own website)
Album: Best; Label: BRP
Cabernet Deneuve - About the Moon (Google translation from band's own website)
Album: Best; Label: BRP
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Russian Cowboy
Album: World Famous; Label: Epic/Sony
One Hundred Men - Yeah Yeah Girl
Album: v.a. Fifteen Commandments of Ska; Label: Dojo/Skank
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (excerpt) Baron von Skankin' Frank
Album: It's One Of Ours [; Label: Skankworks/IMT
bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Don Catelli (a.k.a. Francis Bay) the All Stars - So In Love
Album: Potent Percussion; Label: Directional Sound
David Carroll - Hell's Bells
Album: Percussion in Hi-Fi; Label: Mercury
Buddy Morrow his Orchestra - Hey Mr. Bones
Album: Dancing Tonight to Morrow; Label: RCA
Paul Horn Quintet - Dun-Dunnee
Album: Something Blue; Label: hifijazz/OJC
Stephane Grappelli - Uptown Dance
Album: Uptown Dance; Label: Columbia
Modern Jazz Quartet - Odds Against Tomorrow
Album: European Concert; Label: Atlantic
Milt Jackson - Blues for Tomi-Oki
Album: Bags' Bag; Label: Pablo
Dizzy Gillespie - Good Bait
Album: The Complete RCA/Victor Recordings; Label: RCA/Bluebird
Dizzy Gillespie - Manteca
Album: ...in South America; Label: CAP
Xavier Cugat - Zombie
Album: Cugi's Cocktails; Label: Mercury
Johnny Keating's Kombo - Bali Ha'i
Album: Percussive Moods; Label: London/Phase 4
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
Mutant Frogs (not as bumper) - The Great UFO Crash of '47
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Starlight Express
Album: Tokyo Strut; Label: Epic/Sony
After Hours - Head in the Clouds
Album: The Trouble With Those Guys Is...; Label: Jump Up!
The Tigers - Ska Trekkin'
Album: 45; Label: Strike
Ringo Ska - Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
Album: Betolzkahitoparat; Label: Pork Pie
Tammy ( ...who??) - Jamaica Ska
Album: (traceable only to a no-label downloadable-only anthology called _This Is Mexican Ska vol. 1;_ probably originally a 45); Label: (untraceable)
SKAndalous All Stars - Waiting for the End
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
The Parrots - Breaking Up New Ground
Album: v.a. 100% British Ska - The Unsung Heroes of the 2 Tone Era; Label: Captain Mod
Cabernet Deneuve - Baba Pilot (Google translation from band's website)
Album: Best; Label: BRP
The Oldians - Moon River
Album: Old Secrets; Label: Liquidator/Redstar 73
The Orobians - Bop Train
Album: Jamaica-Italia Connection; Label: Mad Butcher
The Skeletones - Do It Right
Album: Bump; Label: Rivercidal
English Beat - Rotating Heads
Album: Special Beat Service; Label: Go Feet/IRS
English Beat - March of the Swivelheads (instrumental of above)
Album: 45; Label: Go Feet/Arista
Giuliano Palma the Bluebeaters - Show Me The Way
Album: Boogaloo; Label: V2/Universal
(bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - (excerpt) The End
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
January 6, 2011

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