8/4/2011 Rocket Ship Ska Trip


_8/4/11 in a nutshell..._

GotchaSKAravaned? Not, exactly. The oft-ska-covered Ellington/Tizol goodie is something we thought we had at least one of this week, but WE COULDN'T FIND IT! So instead, we gave you a different Ellington SKAver (Sophisticated Lady a la Ska-J as part of a salute to Italy's ska scene), as well as somebody _else's_ Skaravan (Skaravan Petrol, itself a version of an Italian hit sent skankin' in high style by Giuliano Palma with Casino Royale, his pre-Bluebeaters band). We'll have back-to-back Ellington Skaravans for the 8/11/11 show! Elsewhere in the 8/4, Euro ska from outside Italy also turned out to fill up hour 3, with a stray Japanese track (by The Determinations) thrown in for good measure. Sherwood schwung to Schory, Shiina and Senor Coconut, and the Ooh (Opening Oldies Hour) dipped into the 30-year-old early '80s for some Blue Riddim, some Elvis Costello and some Clive Langer the Boxes, adding to our usual '60s ska mix. Time to pour this pitcher... who wants some? :^)

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Don Drummond - Dew Drops
Album: 45; Label: DDarling
Buster's All Stars - Mules, Mules, Mules, Mules
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Derrick Patsy - The National Dance
Album: 45; Label: Island
Winston Barbara - I Love You
Album: 45; Label: Coxsone
Prince Buster - Dancing Time
Album: 45; Label: Soulsville Center
The Techniques - I Love You
Album: v.a. Ska Rarities 3cd box set; Label: Trojan
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - The Astro 'Gator
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Robert (pre-Wailers) Marley - Do You Still Love Me
Album: 45; Label: Beverley's
Roy Richards - Warm and Tender Ska
Album: 45; Label: Coxsone
The Selecter - On My Radio
Album: Too Much Pressure; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
Coldspot 8 - Whip Wham
Album: Get On High; Label: Stubborn
Tommy McCook - Watergate Affair
Album: Real Cool anthology; Label: Trojan
Clive Langer the Boxes - First Thing in the Morning
Album: Splash!; Label: F-Beat
Morgan Fisher friends (as The Burtons) - MacArthur Park
Album: v.a. Hybrid Kids; Label: Cherry Red
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - The Rough Bark
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(Donatella) Rettore - Donatella
Album: 45; Label: Ariston
Elvis Costello and the Attractions - Human Touch
Album: Get Happy!; Label: Columbia
Blue Riddim Band - Joke's On You
Album: Restless Spirit; Label: Flying Fish
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
YMCK - Socopogogo
Album: Family Music; Label: Usagi Chang
Senor Coconut - The Man-Machine
Album: El Baile Aleman; Label: Emperor Norton
Ry Cooder Manuel Galban - Los Twangueros
Album: Mambo Sinuendo; Label: Nonesuch/Perro Verde
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Ocean Moon
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Jack Walrath - King Kong vs. Godzilla
Album: Godzilla Jazz; Label: King (Japan)
Sauter/Finegan Orchestra - Chant of the Weed
Album: Under Analysis; Label: RCA
Dick Schory's Percussion Pops Orchestra - Bijou
Album: Supercussion; Label: RCA
Kev Hopper - Riker 2
Album: Whispering Foils; Label: Drag City, Inc.
Fred Callender's Calypsonians - Pepe To Mi Corazon
Album: Grand Bahama Holiday; Label: Carib
Shiina Ringo Saito Neko - Poltergeist
Album: Heisei Fuuzoku Daiginju; Label: Toshiba/EMI
Dizzy Gillespie - In the Land of Oo-Bla-Dee
Album: The Dizzy Gillespie Story 4cd box; Label: Proper
Joe Chambers - The Outlaw
Album: The Outlaw; Label: Savant
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Ska-J - Sophisticated Lady
Album: Venice Goes Ska; Label: Mad Butcher
Giuliano Palma The Bluebeaters - Jump
Album: Long Playing; Label: V2/Universal
Ska-J - Well, You Needn't
Album: Venice Goes Ska; Label: Mad Butcher
Casino Royale - Casino Royale
Album: Ten Golden Guns; Label: Unicorn
Arpioni - Parole Parole
Album: Buona Mista Social Ska!; Label: Gridalo Forte
Casino Royale - Skaravan Petrol
Album: 45; Label: Kono
The Skaworkers - Abracadabra
Album: band's myspace; Label: s-r
Pannonia Allstars Ska Orch. - A Tenkes Kapitanya
Album: The Return of the Pannonians; Label: Megalith
Giuliano Palma the Bluebeaters - Keep On Runnin'
Album: Long Playing; Label: V2/Universal
Rotterdam Ska-Jazz Foundation - Old Rocking Chair
Album: Shake your Foundation; Label: Megalith
Rancid - Liberty and Freedom
Album: Let the Dominoes Fall; Label: Hellcat
The Valkyrians - Valkyrian Ska
Album: High Mighty; Label: Fat Belt
The Dynamics - Rockit
Album: Version Excursions; Label: grooveattack
The Determinations - In the Shade
Album: v.a. Global Ska 2; Label: Rebelde
Mr. Review - Tarzan of the '80s
Album: Walking Down Brentford Road; Label: Unicorn
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (excerpt) 60Hz. Ska
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - (excerpt) The End
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
August 4, 2011

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