12/15/2011 Rocket Ship Ska Trip


12/15 in a nutshell...
Just 'cuz the weather began gusting up the shivers, we here at RSST GotchadoubleSKAvered this week. The sunny Ob-La-Di gets a bedrock ska treatment from (uh, who else...?) The Bedrocks, followed up with one of Australia's finest, Gabriella Cilmi (chill me). Actually, she'll warm you up quite nicely. The twin Ob-Las were sandwiched between a set of double-shots (Toots, Giuliano Palma and TSPO with two apiece) and an all-TC 4(+2)-in-a-row. In orbit around Sherwood's Planet, Mr. Funn discovers the AIMToronto Orchestra, kicking off a set that veers from Jackie Mittoo and Okapi with Aldo Kapi's Orchestra to Taro Hakase's Wonder-ful Stevie cover, Tuatara visiting the Land of Oz (and we mean Oz, not Australia!) Alfredo Rodriguez making a Difference, Shiina Ringo doing what nobody does better, Artie Shaw Stopping 'n' Going and YMCK Socopogogo-ing. And, of course, check out the Ooh as it effortlessly shifts gears from Tea For Two to Cocktails For Two. Go, Jimmy, go!

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Bobby Jay & the Hawks - Tea for Two
Album: Everybody's Doing It vol. 2 The SKA; Label: WB
Baba Brooks Band - Cocktails for Two
Album: v.a. King Size Ska; Label: Trojan
The Soulettes - La La Lover
Album: 45; Label: Kentone
Bob Marley & the Wailers - Go Jimmy Go
Album: One Love at Studio One; Label: Heartbeat/Studio 1
Desmond Dekker - King of Ska
Album: Rudy Got Soul anthology; Label: Trojan
Rita Marley - A Deh Pon Dem
Album: v.a. Wailers & friends; Label: Heartbeat/Studio 1
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - The Rough Bark
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Roy Richards - Contact
Album: v.a. King Size Ska; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
Myrtle K. Hilo - Lover's Prayer
Album: v.a. Increadibly Strange Music vol. 2; Label: Asphodel
Reggie Msomi's Hollywood Jazz Band - Midnight Ska
Album: c.a. Township Jazz 'n' Jive; Label: Music Club
Bobby Ellis, Scully & the Soul Syndicate - Doreth
Album: v.a. Head Shot; Label: Heartbeat
Rico - Oh Carolina
Album: 45; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
Count Ossie - The Load a.k.a. Music Go Round
Album: Remembering Count Ossie; Label: Moodisc
The Specials - Sea Cruise ft. Rico
Album: BBC Sessions; Label: EMI/BBC
The Blues Busters - Soon You'll Be Gone
Album: v.a. Ska Spectacular vol. 2; Label: Charly
Toots & the Maytalls - Gone with the Wind
Album: Just Like That; Label: Mango
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - The Astro 'Gator
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Byron Lee & the Dragonaires - Ska-De-Wah
Album: Dance the Ska; Label: BMN
Byron Lee & the Dragonaires - Joy Ride
Album: Dance the Ska; Label: BMN
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
*AIMToronto Orchestra - Cross Fading Accents
Album: Year of the Boar; Label: Barnyard
Jackie Mittoo - Nature Boy
Album: Tribute to...; Label: Heartbeat/Studio 1
Mutant Frog (bot as bumper) - Use Evolving Door
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Okapi & Aldo Kapi's Orchestra - Bud Dub
Album: Love Him - Okapi plays the music of Aldo Kapi; Label: illegalART
Taro Hasake - Another Star
Album: Taro; Label: Sony Classical
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Ocean Moon
Album: warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Tuatara - Night in the Emerald City
Album: Trading with the Enemy; Label: Epic
Alfredo Rodriguez - What A Difference a Day Makes
Album: Cuba Linda; Label: Ryko
Shiina Ringo - Mittei Monogatari
Album: Sanmon Gossip; Label: Toshiba/EMI
Artie Shaw - Stop 'n' Go Mambo
Album: More Final Sessions - His Last Recordings; Label: Music Masters Jazz
YMCK - Socopogogo
Album: Family Music; Label: Usagi-Chang
*(bumper) Mutant Frogs - The Scene Tomorrow
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Jinkies - Turn Around
Album: s-t; Label: Kingpin
The Prizefighters - Before Tonight
Album: Follow My Sound; Label: Prize Fighter Sound System
Umbrella Bed - Cocomo Joe
Album: Monkeys & Rivets; Label: Mad Butcher
The Sunny Era - El Segundo
Album: The Darkness of Love; Label: s-r
*Rocksteady Breakfast - Quien Tu
Album: s-t; Label: s-r
Secondhand Ska Kings - Rebound
Album: Cocktails Before Funerals; Label: s-r
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Big Bad Rhino
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Bedrocks - Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
Album: 45; Label: Columbia
Gabriella Cilmi - Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
Album: MOJO presents The White Album Re-covered; Label: MOJO
Toots & the Maytals - Turn It Over
Album: Just Like That; Label: Mango
Toots & the Maytals - Dilly Dally
Album: Just Like That; Label: Mango
Giuliano Palma & the Bluebeaters - Show Me the Way
Album: Boogaloo; Label: V2/Universal
Giuliano Palma & the Bluebeaters - Tutta Mia la Citta
Album: Boogaloo; Label: V2/Universal
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - You'll Never Walk Alone
Album: Paradise Blue; Label: Avex
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Pinzoro
Album: Wild Peace; Label: Avex
(non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - The End
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
(time remaining!) Mutant Frogs - (excerpt) Ska Bump
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Air Date: 
December 15, 2011

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