3/31/2011 Rocket Ship Ska Trip

 

_3/31 in a nutshell..._
'60s vintage bluebeat 'n' ska from beyond Jamaica's borders! Made in the UK, US, France, Poland, Mexico and more! And if it's more you want, YOU, TOO! can support the radio station that delivers it, during KFAI's Spring Pledge Drive! Any amount helps... just listen and you'll hear the phone-bank number (and the website!) being given out on a regular basis. Your support guarantees that you'll continue to hear things like...
Agnes Loti doing My Boy Lollipop in French

The English Beat instrumental March of the Swivelheads

Mothra (and real-life) twins The Peanuts on the occasion of their birthday (Apr. 1st, no foolin'!)

An entire set of my official RSST in-house one-man band Mutant Frogs

The GotchaSKAvered! Ska Cover-of-the-Month Club Selection (same tune covered by a different band every week of any given month; no original versions in this segment)

When you support KFAI, you support Rocket Ship Ska Trip!
(and all the other cool stuff that goes on around here)
Ka-ching!!

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
The Beazers a.k.a. Chris Farlowe the Thunderbirds - The Blue Beat
Album: 45; Label: Decca
Neil Sedaka - Do the Jellyfish
Album: (movie) Sting of Death; Label: Something Weird
Tajfuny Alibabki - Echo Ska
Album: w rytmach Jamajka Ska 4tk ep; Label: Veriton
Mango Jones His Orchestra - Coffee Street Ska
Album: Explosive New Dance Rhythm - The SKA; Label: Vee Jay
Rita Hovink - De Blue Blue Beat
Album: 45; Label: CNR/Moonglow
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 60Hz. Ska
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Agnes Loti - C'est Toi Mon Idole (French ver. of My Boy Lollipop)
Album: 4-song 7ep; Label: AZ/Vogue
Billy Fury the Gamblers - Turn Your Lamp Down Low
Album: 4-song 7ep; Label: Decca
Los Socios del Ritmo - Sintiendonos Bein
Album: SKA; Label: CBS
Tono Quirazco - Merida Ska
Album: Jamaica Ska; Label: Orfeón
The Fleetwoods - Ska Light Ska Bright
Album: 45; Label: Dolton
The English Beat - Rotating Head
Album: Special Beat Service; Label: Go-Feet/IRS
(bumper) The English Beat - March of the Swivelheads (instrumental of Rotating)
Album: 45; Label: Go-Feet/Arista
Little Tempo - Shake It Up Baby
Album: Super Tempo; Label: Speedstar International
The Miceteeth - Sleep On Steps
Album: cd single; Label: JVC
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 5 Fingers of Ska
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - The Pretender
Album: Wild Peace; Label: Avex
Moon Hop - Unagi
Album: Welcome Back to the Moon; Label: Patate
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Peanuts - Candy Moon
Album: Dream Box 10cd; Label: King (Japan)
Tito Puente Buddy Morrow - Blue Moon
Album: The Complete Revolving Bandstand Sessions; Label: RCA
Tito Puente Buddy Morrow - El Choclo (NOT Autumn Leaves)
Album: The Complete Revolving Bandstand Sessions; Label: RCA
The Peanuts - Chakkiri Cha Cha Cha
Album: Dream Box 10cd; Label: King (Japan)
Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica - Let's Dance
Album: The Unforgettable Sounds of Esquivel; Label: s-r
The Peanuts - Pepe To Mi Corazon
Album: Drream Box 10cd; Label: King (Japan)
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - M.F. Bumps
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
Tokyo Jihen - Keshou Naoshi
Album: Adult; Label: Toshiba/EMI
Tom Waits - Rainbirds
Album: Swordfishtrombones; Label: Island
Jan August - Dark Eyes (Rhapsody)
Album: Accent! - Latin Piano by...; Label: Mercury
Stereolab - (excerpt) Outer Bongolia
Album: First of the Microbe Hunters; Label: Elektra
Stereolab - Space Moth
Album: Sound-Dust; Label: Elektra
The Peanuts - Call Happiness
Album: sdtk. Ghidrah the 3-Headed Monster; Label: Futureland/Toho
(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
Mutant Frogs (not as bumper) - 5/16/Ska-7
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mutant Frogs (not as bumper) - Pro-Pleasure Gas (Capt. 2much Freetime's Ska Mutation)
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mutant Frogs (not as bumper) - X-Ray Ska
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Coyabalites - Monkey Man
Album: Unhinged; Label: Shanachie
Moon Hop - Cheek to Cheek
Album: Welcome Back to the Moon; Label: Patate
The Skeletones - Ravers
Album: Bump; Label: Rivercidal
The English Beat - Mirror in the Bathroom (remix)
Album: v.a. Music And Rhythm WOMAD benefit LP; Label: PVC
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Juggling City
Album: World Ska Symphony; Label: Avex
The Prizefighters - Hypocrite
Album: Follow My Sound; Label: Prize Fighter Sound System
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Baron von Skankin' Frank
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Monster Sighting
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(live) Eastern Standard Time - El Guapo
Album: Arrivals Departures; Label: Megalith
SledgeheadBristol - (mashup) The Skatalites - Beardman Ska x Yazoo - Don't Go
Album: (online track); Label: s-r
Annette Funicello - (most of) Jamaica Ska
Album: Annette at Bikini Beach; Label: Buena Vista
(bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - The End
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
March 31, 2011

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