3/24/2011 Rocket Ship Ska Trip

 

_3/24 in a nutshell..._
Gina, Gina... he's just a ski instructor! But of course, it _did_ snow a little, even if the storm was a wee bit overhyped in the TC area, where we've occasionally seen worse as late as Tax Day. In any case, the Kid Creole song all about Gina (and the aforementioned ski instructor) earned its rightful place in this late-March playlist, in a first hour jampacked with the likes of Ken Boothe (3/22/48 - c.), Lee Perry (3/20/36 - c.) as well as locals Umbrella Bed, The Prizefighters and Jon Wayne The Pain.
Sherwood gave us double-shots of Jack Fascinato and Ahmad Jamal, plus numerous other goodies. The 4(+1)@4 was tunes from outside Jamaica that sound like they just may have been influenced by ska, however tenuously (although it works the other way in the case of Sea Cruise, cut in the late '50s before Ska's early '60s birth... ) and Rico traveled all the way to Japan to give us this week's GotchaSKAvered (Monkey Man), a collab with Ore Ska Band.
Ah-ya-yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaii!!!

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Lee Perry - Wishes of the Wicked
Album: 45; Label: Worldisc
Granville Williams Orchestra - Wailin'
Album: 45; Label: GWO
Ken Boothe - Danger Zone
Album: A Man and His Hits; Label: Heartbeat/Studio 1]
Baba Brooks Recording Band ft. Sammy Ismay - Cocktails for Two
Album: 45; Label: Doctor Bird
The Maytals - Marching On
Album: 45; Label: RB
Buster's All Stars - Devil's Daffodil
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Prince Buster - Big Fight
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 60Hz. Ska
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Prizefighters - Before Tonight
Album: Follow My Sound; Label: Prize Fighter Sound System
Umbrella Bed - Narcissus
Album: Go; Label: Mad Butcher
Jon Wayne the Pain - Extended Family
Album: s-t; Label: s-r
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 5 Fingers of Ska
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Kid Creole the Coconuts - Gina Gina
Album: Fresh Fruit in Foreign Places; Label: Sire
The Dreamlets - A Breath Taking Guy
Album: 45; Label: moon beat
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Suinkikutsu (ft. Hiromi Uehara)
Album: Goldfingers; Label: Avex
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Jack Walrath - Bottom of the Sea
Album: Godzilla Jazz; Label: King (Japan)
Gil Evans Orchestra - Castles Made of Sand (alt. take)
Album: plays the music of Jimi Hendrix; Label: bluebird
Jack Fascinato - Diggin' Duggan
Album: 45; Label: Stepheny
Jack Fascinato - Road Runner
Album: 45; Label: Stepheny
Alfredito - Chop Suey
Album: 78; Label: Rainbow
Ahmad Jamal - Bogota
Album: Macanudo; Label: Argo
Ahmad Jamal - Sugar Loaf at Twilight
Album: Macanudo; Label: Argo
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Lymedison
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Buddy Merrill - Alcatraz Peacepipe
Album: 45; Label: Accent
Billy Strange - Mooncussers
Album: 45; Label: Vista
Kyu Sakamoto - Tankobushi
Album: 45; Label: Capitol
Terry Gibbs Big Band - The Fat Man
Album: 45; Label: Verve
Jimmie Haskell - Vanguard
Album: 45; Label: Imperial
Plas Johnson - Poor Butterfly
Album: This Must Be the Plas!; Label: Capitol
Mitchell Ayers conducting the Mardi Gras Strings - Mumbo Jumbo
Album: The Music of (Guy Lombardo's) Mardi Gras; Label: Decca
Skip Martin - Cumana
Album: perspectives in percussion vol. 2; Label: Somerset High Fidelity
The Budos Band - King Cobra
Album: Budos Band II; Label: Daptone
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - M.F. Bumps
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (excerpt) Lunar Lily Pad
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Myrtle K. Hilo - Lover's Prayer
Album: v.a. Incredibly Strange Music vol. 2; Label: Asphodel
Frankie Ford - Sea Cruise
Album: 45; Label: Goldisc
Trinidad Serenaders - Alone
Album: Latest Party Dance Craze - LIMBO; Label: Columbia
Buddy Brennan Quartet - Big River
Album: 45; Label: Warwick
Teddy Mertens his Orchestra - Marijuana Brass
Album: v.a. Another Crazy Cocktail Party; Label: RCA
Rico Ore Ska Band - Monkey Man
Album: Japa Rico; Label: Phantom
David Hillyard the Rocksteady 7 - Change of Plans
Album: Get Back Up!; Label: Megalith
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Ai no Sanka with Strings
Album: World Ska Symphony; Label: Avex
The Cosmics - (excerpt) Godfather Ska
Album: demo; Label: s-r/myspace
Shiina Ringo with Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Mayonaka wa Junketsu
Album: cd single; Label: Toshiba/EMI
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - You'll Never Walk Alone
Album: Paradise Blue; Label: Avex
Kid Koala - Skanky Panky
Album: Some Of My Best Friends are DJs; Label: Ninja Tune
Cabernet Deneuve - About the Moon
Album: Best; Label: BRP
(bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - The End
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
(time remaining!) Mutant Frogs - (most of) This Just In...
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Air Date: 
March 24, 2011

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