2/3/2011 Rocket Ship Ska Trip

 

_2/3 in a nutshell..._
We've once again taken to observing birthdays here on the Rocket Ship, and this week we had a bumper crop. Bob Marley, Derrick Harriott (on Bob's day!), Lester Sterling, Arthur Lyman (the inspiration for a few choice Skatalites covers for Top Deck) and Hal Blaine, who gave us a percussive psych instrumental for every month of the year. Cakes and candles aside, some outfit calling itself the Special Beat existed in the late '60s, beating the Specials/English Beat blended band by a good quarter century! They recorded for our fine feathered physician friend Dr. Bird... Our initial 4(+1)-in-a-row plan (3 minute heroes) got Busted up real bad this week, February's GotchaSKAvered tune is Don Drummond's _Confucious,_ we got Frosted with The Dualers, and we threw in a Skeatles set... Ska for mop-tops! Like David Lindley once said, Ev'wybody skweem!

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Derrick Harriott - Derrick!
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
Derrick Harriott - Monkey Ska
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
Robert Marley (Bob, pre-Wailers and pre-Studio 1) - Do You Still Love Me
Album: 45; Label: Beverley's
Lester Sterling - So Long
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Lester Sterling - Skaramont (Besame Mucho)
Album: 45; Label: Randy's
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 60Hz. Ska
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mutant Frogs (not as bumper) - The Great UFO Crash of '47
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Maytals - Marching On
Album: 45; Label: RB
The Checkmates - Train to Soulville
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
The Rudies - Blues
Album: 45; Label: Downtown
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 5 Fingers of Ska
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Special Beat (earlier '60s band using same name!) - Seven Letters
Album: 45; Label: Doctor Bird
Granville Williams Orchestra - Wailin'
Album: 45; Label: GWO
Granville Williams Orchestra - Beverley Hill Billy Ska
Album: 45; Label: GWO
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Transkalactic
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Roy Richards - Warm and Tender Ska
Album: 45; Label: Coxsone
The Personalities - Hey Little Girl
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
Llans Thelwell his Celestials - Free for All
Album: 45; Label: BMN
Bob Marley the Wailers - Go Jimmy Go
Album: One Love at Studio One; Label: Heartbeat-Studio 1
Go Jimmy Go - Bang the Skillet
Album: Slow Time; Label: Jump Up!
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Arthur Lyman - Taboo
Album: Taboo; Label: hifi/Ryko
Arthur Lyman - Quiet Village
Album: Bahia; Label: hifirecord
Hal Blaine - Bulldog Drummin'
Album: Deuces, T's, Roadsters Drums; Label: Sundazed
Hal Blaine - Flashy (February)
Album: Psychedelic Percussion; Label: Dunhill, orig. LP; Harkit, cd reissue
Michel Legrand - Di-Gue-Ding-Ding
Album: archi-cordes; Label: Philips
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Lymedison
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Ahmad Jamal - Sugar Loaf at Twilight
Album: macanudo; Label: Argo
Peggy Lee - Sneakin' Up On You
Album: Pass Me By; Label: Capitol
David Carroll his Orchestra - Blue Blazer
Album: Happy Feet; Label: Mercury
Arthur Lyman - Lullaby of the Leaves (ft. Ethel Azama)
Album: Leis of Jazz; Label: Ryko/hifi
Arthur Lyman - Happy Voodoo
Album: Bahia; Label: hifirecord
Ahmad Jamal - Belo Horizonte (different one, tho')
Album: macanudo; Label: Argo
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 60Hz. Ska
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mutant Frogs (not as bumper) - Lunar Lily Pad
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Tadd Dameron - Casbah
Album: v.a. Capitol Jazz Classics vol. 13 Strictly Bebop; Label: Capitol
The Three Suns - Tequila
Album: fever smoke; Label: RCA
Art Farmer Jim Hall - Big Blues
Album: Big Blues; Label: CTI
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 Busters - Broken Dreams
Album: Couch Potatoes; Label: Weserlabel
Buster's Group (Prince Buster) - Baby Face Nelson
Album: 45; Label: Buster Wild Bells
Buster's All Stars (Fatty Bloodvessel from Bad Manners) - Skinhead Love Affair
Album: v.a. Skank - License to Ska; Label: Dojo/Skank
The Busters - Orion
Album: v.a. Skank - License to Ska; Label: Dojo/Skank
Prince Buster - Wash Wash
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
The Skatalites - Confucious
Album: Ball of Fire; Label: Island Jamaica Jazz
The Dualers - Jack Frost
Album: Get Festive vol. 1; Label: Galley
The Dualers - Cool Under Fire
Album: The Cooking Pot; Label: Galley
(non-Froggie bumper!) The Three Suns - Beyond the Sun
Album: fever smoke; Label: RCA
Cedric Im Brooks the Divine Light - Put It On
Album: From Mento to Reggae to Third World Music; Label: VP/17 North Parade
Ringo Ska - Help
Album: Betolzkahitoparat; Label: Pork Pie
Giuliano Palma The Bluebeaters - I'll Get You
Album: Boogaloo; Label: V2/Universal
Skapontas - I Want to Hold Your Hand
Album: One Shot Trip; Label: Phantom
Ringo Ska - I Will
Album: Betolzkahitoparat; Label: Pork Pie
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Penguin On Vacation
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Shiina Ringo (cond. by Saito Neko). - Mikan no Kawa
Album: Ringo Expo '08; Label: Toshiba/EMI
(bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - The End
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Air Date: 
February 3, 2011

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