8/25/2011 Rocket Ship Ska Trip

 

_8/25 in a nutshell..._
This week in GotchaSKAvered, another double-shot: the Skaravan came to its final destination in Tokyo (from TSPO's best-of) via a long haul from Kingston (Skatalites, Top Deck take 3). The return flight , also featuring music from Moon Hop, Ska Dynamics and a pair of Madness alumni, was launched by another space-themed 4@4 warp-driven by the Riddimates and winding up at Roy Ellis' skinhead shindig on the Moon. A space vibe also ran through the Voov, with Sherwood B. Fun dropping Black Hole Sun (Moog Cookbook style), The Girl from Venus (Moogophonic-a-delia from Perrey Kingsley) and Galaxy Tourist (awshucks-irresistable ear-candy from The Peppertones) into the mix. The Opening Oldies Hour (just say ooh) blasted off to the sounds of Tommy McCook, Jackie Mittoo, Don Drummond and the band they were all part of, The Skatalites. Also listen for The Selecter's transitional single The Whisper.
Ooh, indeed!

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Jackie Mittoo - Got My Boogaloo
Album: v.a. Catch This Beat; Label: Mango
The Skatalites - Christine Keeler (Comin' Home Baby)
Album: Foundation Ska; Label: Heartbeat-Studio 1
Don Drummond - Man in the Street
Album: v.a. Ska Bonanza; Label: Heartbeat-Studio 1
Owen Gray - Twist So Fine
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Jackie Mittoo - Autumn Sounds
Album: Evening Time; Label: Studio 1
Prince Buster All Stars - Mr. Wonderful
Album: Ska-Lip-Soul; Label: Blue Beat
Mighty Vikings - Up and Down
Album: 45; Label: Caribou
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Cozy's Groove
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Delroy Wilson - One Two Three
Album: 45; Label: Island
Derrick Morgan - It's Alright
Album: Moon Hop anthology; Label: Trojan
Fred Callender's Calypsonians - Shame 'n' Scandal (medley, incorporating Oil in my Lamp and Wings of a Dove)
Album: Grand Bahama Holiday; Label: Carib
The Selecter - The Whisper
Album: 45; Label: Chrysalis
The Lambrettas - Watch Out, I'm Back
Album: Beat Boys in the Jet Age; Label: Rocket
Ballistic Bros. - Peckings
Album: 12; Label: Junior/Boy's Own
Ferdie Nelson Ivan Yap - Ska Down Jamaica Way
Album: v.a. Ska Down Jamaica Way; Label: Top Deck
Ernest Ranglin - Felicia
Album: a Mod a Mod; Label: KK
Yellow Magic Orchestra - Multiplies
Album: x ∞ Multiplies; Label: AM/Alfa
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One More Thing
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Rita Hovink - De Blue Blue Beat
Album: 45; Label: CNR/Moonglow
Myrtle K. Hilo - Lover's Prayer
Album: v.a. Incredibly Strange Music vol. 2; Label: Asphodel
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet (twice!)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Shiina Ringo Saito Neko - Kono yo no Kagiri (ft. Ringo's brother Shiina Junpei)
Album: Heisei Fuuzoku Daiginjou; Label: Toshiba/EMI
Stan Getz - I'm Late, I'm Late
Album: focus; Label: Verve
The Moog Cookbook - Black Hole Sun
Album: s-t; Label: Restless
Perrey Kingsley - The Girl from Venus
Album: The Essential...; Label: Vanguard
YMCK - Maru de Shojikimono no yo Ni
Album: YMCK Songbook - Songs Before 8-Bit; Label: Avex
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Lymedison
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Teo Macero Wally Cirillo - Sounds of May
Album: Explorations by...; Label: Fresh Sound
The Ventures - Kyoto Doll
Album: Pops in Japan; Label: Disky
Tokyo Jihen - Tengoku e Youkoso (Count Slapbackula's unreleased Unauthorized Extended Cave Mix)
Album: Mix sourced from original single release (3:00) and last track of _Dai Hakken_ (3:00) (both Toshiba/EMI); Label: unreleased mix
The Peppertones - Galaxy Tourist
Album: New Standard; Label: Cavare Sound
Kurt Weil Vibes Revisited - Perpetuum Brasiliensis
Album: Late, but Not Too Late; Label: Columbia
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (excerpt) Cassini at Titan
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Riddimates - Galaxy Is In Oneself
Album: Too Much Blowing Is Just Right; Label: Ska in the World
Let's Go Bowling - Solar Shock
Album: Stay Tuned; Label: Liberation
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Starlight Express
Album: Best 1989-1997; Label: Epic/Sony
Mr. Symarip (a.k.a. Roy Ellis) - The Skinheads Them Crash the Moon
Album: Skinheads Dem A Come; Label: Jump Up!
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - The Astro 'Gator
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Skatalites - Skaravan (take 3)
Album: Ska Boo-Da-Ba: Top Sounds From Top-Deck Records; Label: West Side/Top Deck
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Skaravan (Caravan)
Album: Best 1989-1997; Label: Epic/Sony
The Skatalites - New York Minute
Album: On the Right Track; Label: AIM Roots Explorer Series
Westbound Train - Fatty Boom Boom
Album: Transitions; Label: Hellcat
Ska Dynamics - Red Eye City
Album: Cow Town Ska; Label: Top Beat
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 5 Fingers of Ska
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Moon Hop - Back from Tokyo
Album: Rockets to New Highs; Label: Banana Juice
Nutty Boys (Suggs and Kix from Madness) - People
Album: Crunch!; Label: Dojo
Perfume - Kareshi Boshuu Chuu (my goofed-up attempt at on-air mixing... OOOPS!)
Album: cd single; Label: Momoji
(bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - (excerpt) The End
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
August 25, 2011

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