12/1/2011 Rocket Ship Ska Trip


12/1 in a nutshell...

Beatles covers made up the 4@4... and the GotchaSKAvered Ska Cover-of-the-Month Club selection for December, Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da. Paul McCartney named the principal character in the song (Desmond) after Desmond Dekker, and sho'nuff, Mr. Dekker went ahead and covered it! Wouldn't you? I know I would. Anyway, Desmond Dekker had a record in the market-place... and here it is, complete with a bit of Dekker's own Wise Man tacked on at the end. Sherwood brought more of his recently-acquired KFAI Record Sale goodies (basically, this stuff comes from one planet to another... Jet Set to Sherwood's. Big-ups to Glen!)
A newie invaded the oldies hour, as sometimes happens 'round here.
Skankworks/IMT side-project Carr/McWheele Orchestra expands our in-house bumper selection with Time Beings, which is going to remind you of something... ain't sayin' what. Enjoy!

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
The Maytals - Marching On
Album: 45; Label: R&B
The Checkmates - Train to Soulville
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
The Rudies - Blues
Album: 45; Label: Downtown
The Special Beat (late '60s) - Seven Letters
Album: 45; Label: Doctor Bird
Granville Williams Orch. - Wailin'
Album: 45; Label: GWO
Lord Brynner - Teach the Ska
Album: (Skatalites & v.a.) Ska Authentic vol. 1; Label: Studio 1
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 60Hz. Ska
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Granville Williams Orchestra - Honky Tonk Ska
Album: v.a. King Size ska; Label: Trojan
Desmond Dekker - King of Ska
Album: Rudy Got Soul anthology; Label: Trojan
Lord Creator (a.k.a. Kentrick Patrick) - King & Queen
Album: 45; Label: Randy's
Dawn Penn - Long Day Short Night
Album: 45; Label: Prince Buster
The Delkins - Isabell
Album: 45; Label: Stampede
*(new RSST in-house bumper!) Carr McWheele Orchestra - Time Beings
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Locomotive - Rudi's In Love
Album: 45; Label: Parlophone
The English Beat - Can't Get Used to Losing You
Album: 12; Label: IRS/Go Feet
The Specials - Sea Cruise
Album: BBC Sessions; Label: EMI/BBC
Byron Lee & the Dragonaires - Ska-de-Wah
Album: v.a. Dynamite Ska 2; Label: Jamaican Gold
The Fugitives - Living Soul
Album: v.a. Ska Rarities 3cd box set; Label: Trojan
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
David Rose - Captain's Paradise
Album: 45; Label: MGM
Dave Pike - La Playa
Album: Manhattan Latin; Label: Decca
Cal Tjader & Eddie Palmieri - Picadillo
Album: el sonido nuevo; Label: Verve
Jonah Jones Quartet - Jalousie
Album: Jonah Jumps Again; Label: Capitol
Dick Barlow & his Orchestra - Swedish Rhapsody
Album: Music to Make You Feel That Certain Way; Label: Mercury
Knuckles O'Toole - Mambo #8
Album: ...Goes South of the Border; Label: Grand Award
Raymond Scott & his Orchestra - La Cumparsita
Album: ...conducts the Rock 'n' Roll Symphony; Label: Everest
Roger Link & his Whispering Trumpet - Sweet Sue, Just You
Album: Hot Lips - Salute to Henry Busse; Label: Decca
*(bumper) Mutant Frogs - The Scene Tomorrow
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Jack Walrath - King Kong vs. Godzilla
Album: Godzilla Jazz; Label: King Japan
(Francis) Bay Big Band - The Song Is You
Album: Swingin' Night People; Label: Omega
Jack Pleis & His Piano, Chorus and Orchestra - Strings 'n' Things
Album: Strings 'n' Things; Label: Decca
Tokyo Jihen - Uten Kekkou
Album: Sports; Label: Toshiba/EMI
Teddy Charles - Word from Bird
Album: Word from Bird; Label: Atlantic/Koch
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Skatalites - Ringo's Theme (This Boy)
Album: Foundation Ska; Label: Heartbeat/Studio 1
The Skatalites - I Should Have Known Better
Album: Foundation Ska; Label: Heartbeat/Studio 1
Ringo Ska - A Hard Day's Night
Album: Betolzkahitoparat; Label: Pork Pie
Easy Star All Stars - She's Leaving Home (ft. Kristy Rock)
Album: Easy Star's Lonely Hearts Dub Band; Label: Easy Star
Desmond Dekker - (medley) Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da > Wise Man
Album: You Can Get it if You Really Want: The Definitive Collection; Label: Trojan
Fishbone - Unyielding Conditioning
Album: Give a Monkey a Brain and He'll Swear He's the Center of the Universe; Label: Columbia
Little Tempo - Shake It Up Baby
Album: Super Tempo; Label: Speedstar International
The Selecter - James Bond
Album: Too Much Pressure; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
The Fenecians - Sweet Honey Bee
Album: demo on myspace page; Label: s-r/myspace
The Pepper Pots - Be My Baby
Album: Shake It!; Label: Megalith
Tsuyoshi Kawakami & his Moodmakers - Ice Ball (ft. Kaori Takeda)
Album: mood inn; Label: Cutting Edge/Avex
The Slackers - Run Away
Album: v.a. Roots Branch & Stem vol. 1; Label: Stubborn
Kid Creole & The Coconuts - (most of) Gina Gina
Album: Fresh Fruit in Foreign Places; Label: Sire
(non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - The End
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
December 1, 2011

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