4/7/2011 Rocket Ship Ska Trip


_4/7 in a nutshell..._
Pledge drive edition week 2, and our Rocket Ship visits (Derrick Morgan's) The Moon _and_ The Planets (band) with their _Follow the Leader._ And no, I'm NOT dreaming... _Kid-Nap_ is, and Hal Blaine's even _Hallucinating,_ to boot! But they're not imagining Sammy Kaye _Talking to the Animals_ by the light or Joe Loco's _Silvery Moon,_ 'cuz that's actually happening! In the 4(+2)@4, lollies are getting popped by Millie Small, the mysterious fictitious Fizzy, Malaysia's finest Gerhana Ska Cinta, 2Toners Bad Manners and The Selecter, _and_ originator Barbie _(not_ Marvin's aunt) Gaye. The Strange Tenants kick off a month-long GotchaSKAvered tribute to Prince Buster's fave gangster _Al Capone,_ and the Tokyo Ska make a respectable showing, complete with Shiina Ringo. By the way, we'd love it if she'd cut 2 more skas so we could make her our 4@4 feature at some point in the future. OK, everybody, now: _Dreeeeeeamm aaahhh-nnn!_

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Derrick Morgan - The Moon
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Jimmy Cliff - Ska Around the World
Album: v.a. The Authentic Jamaica Ska; Label: Amy
Carlos Malcolm - Papa Luigi
Album: 45; Label: Up Beat
The Diplomats with Lyn Taitt Band - Meet Me At the Corner
Album: 45; Label: Caltone
Lord Creator (a.k.a. Kentrick Patrick) - Evening News
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Cozy's Groove
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks
Mighty Vikings - Running Water
Album: 45; Label: Wincox
Dennis Sindrey - Yellow Bird
Album: 45; Label: Premiere
Lynn Hope - Shocking
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Monty Morris - No. 1
Album: 45; Label: Dutchess
Lee Perry - Do the Push Push
Album: 45; Label: Coxsone blank-label
English Beat - Hands Off... She's Mine
Album: I Just Can't Stop It; Label: Go-Feet
The Planets - Follow the Leader
Album: Spot; Label: Rialto
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Disjointed
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Yukihiro Takahashi - Kid-Nap, the Dreamer
Album: Murdered by the Music; Label: Statik
Elvis Costello - Human Touch
Album: Get Happy!; Label: Columbia
Blue Riddim Band - Joke's On You
Album: Restless Spirit; Label: Flying Fish
Giuliano Palma the Bluebeaters - I'll Get You
Album: Boogaloo; Label: V2/Universal
Kingston Kitchen (Dr. Ring Ding meets Rotterdam Ska-Jazz Foundation) - You Make Me Sing
Album: Today's Special; Label: Megalith
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(non-bumper) Stephane Grappelli - Uptown Dance
Album: Uptown Dance; Label: Columbia
Hal Blaine - Hallunations (April)
Album: Psychedelic Percussion; Label: Dunhill/Harkit
Sammy Kaye - Talk to the Animals
Album: 45; Label: Decca
Joe Loco Quintet - By The Light of the Silvery Moon
Album: Cha Cha Cha; Label: Fantasy
(2x) (as bumper, then unyakked-over) Mutant Frogs - Hot Sand and Rolling Waves (twice; 2:38 x 2)
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
David Rose - Captain's Paradise
Album: 45; Label: MGM
Budos Band - King Cobra
Album: Budos Band II; Label: Daptone
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (most of) Pro-Pleasure Gas - Sherwood B. Funn's Voovie Doo Dub)
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Les Baxter - Bali Ha'i
Album: South Pacific; Label: Capitol
Laika the Cosmonauts - The Hypno-Wheel
Album: Absurdistan; Label: Yep Roc
Joe Chambers - In a Sentimental Mood
Album: the outlaw; Label: Savant
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Lymedison
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - M.F. Bumps
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 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
Millie Small - My Boy Lollipop
Album: 45; Label: Smash
Fizzy (animated fictitious character) - My Boy Lollipop
Album: cd single; Label: Purple Lion Entertainment
Gerhana Ska Cinta - My Boy Lollipop
Album: The New Authentic; Label: Clockwork
Bad Manners - My Girl Lollipop (Extended Lick Mix)
Album: Forging Ahead; Label: Magnet/Epic-Portrait
The Selecter - My Collie (Not a Dog)
Album: Too Much Pressure; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
Barbie Gaye - My Boy Lollypop
Album: 45; Label: Darl
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Strange Tenants - Al Capone
Album: Bluebeat Party; Label: Naked Language
Shiina Ringo with Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Mayonaka wa Junketsu
Album: cd single; Label: Toshiba/EMI
The Japonicans - Where Do You Go
Album: 45; Label: Toytone
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Brave Eagle of Apache
Album: Full-Tension Beaters; Label: Avex
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - You'll Never Walk Alone
Album: Paradise Blue; Label: Avex
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - String Me Along
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Big 6 - Groovey Geezer
Album: Ready to Rock...!; Label: Vinyl Japan
Mr. Review - Tarzan of the '80s
Album: Walking Down Brentford Road; Label: Unicorn
Judge Dread - Skin Lake
Album: Dread White Blue; Label: Anagram
(bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - The End
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
April 7, 2011

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