3/3/2011 Rocket Ship Ska Trip

 

3/3 in a nutshell...
The RSST lit up cakes for the late greats Tommy McCook, Jackie Mittoo and the still living Lloyd Knibb to blow out. In other ska, Prince Buster commands some Respect, Mamie Perry sings a Lament, and Roy Richards chills with Green Collie. Not a dog. Hal Blaine's Psychedelic Percussion selection for March, Kaleidoscope, kicked off a Sherwood's Planet airing on Desi Arnaz's birthday, and Desi's recording of _Carnival in Rio_ had to suffice 'cuz we couldn't scare up the _Lucy_ theme, or anything else by the guy. The RSST 4(+1)@4 headed for the West Coast of Ska, with tracks from LA and Seattle. Well, mostly LA... The third GotchaSKAvered Ska Cover-of-the-Month is the Maytals' classic Monkey Man, easily the most famous cover of which is by The Specials. The other big cover attraction this week is Unsteady's 'roiding-up of Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra's _Vampire,_ with a chilling Hammond lead that made me jump outa my socks, and some curl-shooting, ten-hanging surf guitar to boot. OK, full disclosure: I used to play that track before I found out the original was by TSPO, and I'm pleased as punch to have found it again. :^)

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Tommy McCook - Danger Man 007
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Jackie Mittoo - Got My Boogaloo
Album: v.a. Catch This Beat; Label: Mango
Jackie Mittoo - Take Ten
Album: v.a. Last Train to Skaville; Label: Soul Jazz/Studio 1]
Don Drummond - Smiling
Album: (Skatalites) Ska Boo-Da-Ba; Label: West Side/Top Deck
Ken Boothe - Danger Zone
Album: A Man and His Hits; Label: Heartbeat/Studio 1
Tommy McCook - Don't Bother Me
Album: 45; Label: N.D.
(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
Roland Alphonso - Bali Hai
Album: 45; Label: Dutchess
Jack Sparrow - Beggars Have No Choice
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
Prince Buster - Respect
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Soul Bros. - Hot Sun
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
Soul Cats - Choo Choo Train
Album: 45; Label: Gas
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 5 Fingers of Ska
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Edwards' All Stars - North Coast
Album: 45; Label: Rio
Mamie Perry - Lament
Album: 45; Label: Pioneer
Soul Bros. - Early Bird
Album: 45; Label: Coxsone
Roy Richards - Green Collie
Album: 45; Label: Island
Ernest Ranglin - Felicia
Album: a Mod a Mod; Label: KK
Soul Bros. - Hot and Cold
Album: 45; Label: Coxsone
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Hal Blaine - Kaleidoscope (March)
Album: Psychedelic Percussion; Label: Dunhill/Harkit
Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombone
Album: Swordfishtrombones; Label: Island
Tom Waits - Down Down Down
Album: Swordfishtrombones; Label: Island
Fred Callender's Calypsonians - Pe Pi Ta Mi Corazon
Album: Grand Bahama Holiday; Label: Carib
Alfredo Naranjo - Sigueme
Album: Vibraciones de mi Tierra; Label: Latin World
Alfredo Naranjo - Un Poco de Fe
Album: Vibraciones de mi Tierra; Label: Latin World
Desi Arnaz - Carnival in Rio
Album: Babalu; Label: RCA
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Lymedison
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Aquiles Báez - For Colin
Album: La Patilla; Label: Cacao Musica
Shiina Ringo, Shiina Junpei Saito Neko - Kono yo no Kagiri (The Limits of This World)
Album: Heisei Fuzoku; Label: Toshiba/EMI
Caro Emerald - A Night Like This
Album: Deleted Scenes from the Cutting Room Floor; Label: Grand Mono
Shiina Ringo Saito Neko - Oiran
Album: Heisei Fuzoku (a.k.a. Heisei Fuuzoku Daiginjou); Label: Toshiba/EMI
*Michael J. Miles - Yellowbird Suite pt. 1 Prelude
Album: s-t; Label: collage
*Michael J. Miles - Yellowbird Suite pt. 3 Fantasy
Album: s-t; Label: collage
Swan Dive - Ordinary Day
Album: s-t; Label: Compass
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (excerpt) Pro-Pleasure Gas (Don Cacheine's Disco Kicks)
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
After Hours - Let's Try It Again
Album: The Trouble With Those Guys Is...; Label: Jump Up!
Easy Big Fella - Rude Boy
Album: Eat at Joey's; Label: Moon Ska
Fishbone - Unyielding Conditioning
Album: Give a Monkey a Brain and He'll Swear He's the Center of the Universe; Label: Columbia
Joey Altruda - Rolando
Album: Kingston Cocktail; Label: Will
Hepcat - I Can't Wait
Album: Right On Time!; Label: Hellcat
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Specials - Monkey Man
Album: s-t; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
Ska-D-Lite - Mr. Swing
Album: ...plays Dynomite; Label: s-r
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Ska Jerk (Dub)
Album: Justa Record compilation vol. 1; Label: Justa
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Vampire
Album: Ska Para Toujou; Label: Epic/Sony
Unsteady - Tokyo (Vampire cover)
Album: Double or Nothing; Label: Asian Man
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - M.F. Bumps
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - (excerpt) The End
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
March 3, 2011

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