1/20/2011 Rocket Ship Ska Trip

 

_1/20 in a nutshell..._
Entering the studio just prior to airtime, an incessant bell was imploring anybody who was forced to listen to answer the phone that no-one was trying to call in on, or alternately let people in who weren't standing outside the building. If I were that bell I would have SHUT UP already, but I wasn't... so I led the oldies set off (after Rocket Ship) with Roland Alphonso's _If I Were A Bell,_ naturally. Roland or no Roland, that bell was still going strong during The Takeaway. We had a bumper-crop of 1/20 birthday boys to celebrate, from Juan Tizol to Esquivel to Ray Anthony to Jean-Jacques Perrey! Lo-o-o-ong cuts (7:min.+) defined the 4(+1)@(a wee bit past)4, and GotchaSKAvered pumped out, to our knowledge, the only instrumental Jamaica Ska out there. The Byron Lee hit was covered by the West Side Symphony Steel Orchestra. Now swing your arms...

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Roland Alphonso - If I Were A Bell
Album: 45; Label: Darling
Derrick Morgan - Soft Hand
Album: 45; Label: Island
The Clarendonians - The Jerk
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
The Skatalites - Russian Ska Fever
Album: 45; Label: Rolando Powie
Conjunto Habana - Mi Nena Ska
Album: v.a. Jerk A Go-Go; Label: Orfeón
Rita Hovink - De Blue Blue Beat
Album: 45; Label: CNR/Moonglow
Lord Brynner - Teach the Ska
Album: v.a. Ska Authentic; Label: Studio 1
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - The Great UFO Crash of '47
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Cedric Im Brooks the Divine Light - Carry Go Bring Come
Album: From Mento to Reggae to Third World Music; Label: VP/17 North Parade
Owen Gray - Mash It! Pts 1 2
Album: v.a. Jamaican RB Box Set; Label: Trojan
Frederick (pre-Toots) Hibbert - Old Flame
Album: 45; Label: King Pioneer
The Beat - Can't Get Used to Losing You
Album: 12; Label: Go Feet/Arista
Neil Sedaka - Do the Jellyfish
Album: (movie) Sting of Death; Label: Something Weird DVD
The Maytals - Hey Hey Girl
Album: 45; Label: N.D.
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 60Hz. Ska
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Skaravan
Album: Best 1989-1997; Label: Epic/Sony
Casino Royale - Skaravan Petrol
Album: 45; Label: Kono
Cabernet Deneuve - Druzya
Album: Pomosh Idet; Label: s-r/Union
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Esquivel - Time On My Hands
Album: cabaret mañana; Label: RCA/BMG
Earl Fatha Hines his New Sounds - The Web
Album: s-t 10 ep; Label: Nocturne
Billy Vaughn - Tonight
Album: Moon Over Naples; Label: Dot
Cal Tjader - Lullaby of Birdland
Album: Black Orchid; Label: Fantasy/OJC
Frankie Capp Percussion Group - Azure
Album: Percussion In A Tribute to Duke Ellington; Label: Kimberly
Arthur Lyman - Busy Port
Album: Bahia; Label: hifirecord
Gil Fuller, James Moody the Monterey Jazz Festival Orchestra - Seesaw
Album: Night Flight; Label: Pacific Jazz
Ray Anthony - 707
Album: Like Wild!; Label: Capitol
Ray Anthony - Rock-umba
Album: Like Wild!; Label: Capitol
Mike Simpson his Raunch Hands - Tin Roof Blues
Album: Dixie Twist; Label: Mercury
Perrey Kingsley - Cosmic Ballad
Album: The Essential...; Label: Vanguard
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Spiral Arms Dub
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Gene Ammons - Hip Tip
Album: Blue Gene; Label: Prestige/OJc
Thelonious Moog - Caravan
Album: American Standard; Label: GrownUP
Thelonious Moog - Take 5, 6 and 7
Album: American Standard; Label: GrownUP
*Savage Aural Hotbed - Socket Blocks
Album: Glove of Sound; Label: microblister
*Savage Aural Hotbed - Five-Four
Album: Glove of Sound; Label: microblister
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Drastics - Here Comes The Bass/Earl Warren
Album: online single; Label: Jump Up!/Happy as a Lark
Void Union - Strange Manor
Album: Undecided; Label: Megalith
Jazz Jamaica All Stars - Dolphin Dance
Album: massive; Label: Dune
Josh Roseman - Thoroughfare
Album: New Constellations - Live in Vienna; Label: Accurate
West Side Symphony Steel Orchestra - Jamaica Ska
Album: Tiger Goes Calypso; Label: Esso
The Skatalites - Freedom Sound
Album: Ball of Fire; Label: Island Jamaica Jazz
Shiina Ringo (orchestra conducted by Saito Neko) - Mikan no Kawa
Album: Ringo Expo '08; Label: Tosjiba/EMI
(bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - The End
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
January 20, 2011

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