8/18/2011 Rocket Ship Ska Trip

 

_8/18 in a nutshell..._
Skaravan! We're all caught up on ska versions of the famous Ellington/Tizol number, and we so GotchaSKAvered that we were able to lay 3 of 'em on ya this week, with two more coming your way next week to wrap up August. In 4(+1)@4 territory, Ska-By-Accident (or was that Default?) was the order of the week, as the characteristic offbeat found its way into the work of artists more typically found in Sherwood B. Funn's playlist. Speaking of Mr. Funn, the highlight of ye olde middle hour was a Yukimi Nagano tribute set encompassing 5 different recording artists whose releases she's appeared on, including her own Little Dragon, and Koop.'s breakout Summer Sun which introduced Nagano to the world. In the Ooh (which I neglected to introduce as such on the air this week, oops), you'll find, among others, the guy we in the RSST like to call Neil Ska-daka, inviting all within earshot to learn to Do The Jellyfish. This has now seen release on vinyl ep for the first time ever... I'm gonna have to get this thing for myself just to hear if it's sourced from the Sting Of Death movie or (hoping, hoping) the actual master tape of the studio session at which the song was cut!
That would be really swella...

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Tracey Dey - Ska Doo-De-Ya
Album: 45; Label: Amy
Ria Bartok - Zu Schade Dafur
Album: Neu! 45; Label: Columbia
Don Drummond - Smiling
Album: (Skatalites) Ska Boo-Da-Ba; Label: West Side/Top Deck
Buster's All Stars - Mules Mules Mules Mules
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Granville Williams Orchestra - Wailin'
Album: 45; Label: GWO
Neil Sedaka - Do the Jellyfish
Album: (movie) Sting of Death; Label: Something Weird
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Lynn Hope - Shocking
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Buster's All Stars - Picket Line
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Rico (re-spelled Reco - Jaded Ramble
Album: 45; Label: Pama
Maggie Mae - My Boy Lollipop
Album: 45; Label: M Music
Delroy Wilson Slim Smith - Look Who's Back Agai
Album: v.a. Full Up - the Best of Studio 1 vol. 2; Label: Heartbeat/Studio 1
Buster's Group - Baby Face Nelson
Album: 45; Label: Buster Wild Bells
The Vibrators (ft. Raymond Harper) - Sloop John B
Album: 45; Label: Doctor Bird
Raymond Harper - Safari
Album: 45; Label: Doctor Bird
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Derrick Morgan - The Moon
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
The Selecter - My Collie (Not a Dog)
Album: Too Much Pressure; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
The Selecter - Deep Water (Deep Mix)
Album: Rare vol. 2; Label: Dojo
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Koop. - Summer Sun (ft. Yukimi Nagano)
Album: Waltz for Koop.; Label: Quango
Sleepwalker - Wind (ft. Yukimi Nagano)
Album: v.a. NeuJazz; Label: Sonar Kollectiv
Little Dragon - Thunder Love
Album: Machine Dreams; Label: Peacefrog
Hird - Love Again (ft. Yukimi Nagano
Album: Moving On; Label: DMN
Shuya Okino - Pieces of You (ft. Yukimi Nagano
Album: United Legends; Label: Geneon
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Hal Blaine - Vibrations (August)
Album: Psychedelic Percussion; Label: Dunhill/Harkit
John Evans (a.k.a. Francis Bay) Orchestra - Mambo Italiano
Album: Exotic Percussion Brilliant Brass; Label: Directional Sound
George Shearing Quintet - Six-Nix-Quix-Flix
Album: Out of the Woods; Label: Capitol
Orquesta Marimba Chiapas - Burundanga
Album: Marimba Mambo y Cha Cha Cha; Label: Audio Fidelity
Mel Henke - Exotic Adventure
Album: Dynamic Adventures in Sound; Label: WB
Glen Gray the Casa Loma Orchestra - Wild Goose Chase
Album: Great Recordings of...; Label: Harmony
George Russell Smalltet - Fellow Delegates
Album: Jazz Workshop; Label: Bluebird
Lydia Lunch - Carnival Fat Man
Album: Queen of Siam; Label: ZE/Atavistic
Cabernet Deneuve - Moscow
Album: Best; Label: BRP
Shiina Ringo - Sid to Hakuchuumu (Sid and Daydreams)
Album: Mayonaka wa Junketsu cd single; Label: Toshiba/EMI
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mastretta - White Sheets, Tight Bed
Album: s-t; Label: Minty Fresh
Myrtle K. Hilo - Lovers Prayer
Album: v.a. Incredibly Strange Music vol. 2; Label: Asphodel
Combustible Ediso - Objet D'Amour
Album: Schizophonia; Label: Sub Pop
Buddy Brennan Quartet - Big River
Album: 45; Label: Warwick
Bent Fabric - Across the Alley from the Alamo
Album: Alley Cat; Label: Atco
The Skatalites - Skaravan (take 1)
Album: Top Sounds from Top Deck vol. 3 -Ska Boo-Da-Ba; Label: West Side/Top Deck
The Skatalites - Skaravan (take 2)
Album: v.a. Top Sounds from Top Deck vol. 1 Ska-ra-van; Label: West Side/Top Deck
Hepcat - Caravan (Skaravan)
Album: Out Of Nowhere; Label: Moon Ska
Yard Beat - Yard Jam
Album: Straight from Yard; Label: Beatville
Ska Dynamics - Easy Ride Ska
Album: Cow Town Ska; Label: Top Beat
The Dualers - Cool Under Fire
Album: The Cooking Pot; Label: Galley
The Specials - Tears in My Beer
Album: Guilty 'til Proved Innocent!; Label: MCA
Rita Hovink - De Blue Blue Beat
Album: 45; Label: CNR/Moonglow
Soul Bros. - East Man Ska
Album: 45; Label: Coxsone
The English Beat - Mirror in the Bathroom (Remix)
Album: v.a. Music And Rhythm WOMAD benefit LP; Label: PVC
The Allentons - Trenchtown
Album: Boulevard; Label: Steady Beat
(bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - The End
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
August 18, 2011

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