12/22/2011 Rocket Ship Ska Trip

 

12/22 in a nutshell...
It's Merry Skanksmas aboard the RSST, even if the string of Mutant Frogs tunes kicking off Hour 3 have diddly to do with the holidays, and same goes for Ob-La-Di, this week served up by the New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble. Si Cranstoun (The Dualers) waxes eloquently about Miss Santa Claus, Hepcat turns in their New Years anthem Country Time (NOT about lemonade, btw), Derrick Morgan reminds us it's alright to have a good time (heck, it's mandatory!) and out on the slopes, it's all about Gina... just ask Kid Creole (August Darnell). In the Voov, Sherwood recieved papayas and mangos from Shiina Ringo (yum!), the Wave Benders and the Crestriders went surfin' 'round Christmas Island and Takano & Tajima and Perfume gave us enough winter and snow to make up for the otherwise total lack of it up here in orbit. In the Ooh, Sir Lord Comic took us ska-ing up around the western North Pole, the Gable Hall School Choir revealed once again their cannibalistic designs on Santa Claus (good enough to eat!) ;^D and Tommy McCook reminded us all that The World Needs Love. Got it? Spread it. 'Nuff said, and may the Santa you eat be made of pure dark, rich chocolate. Minty, perhaps!


Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Sir Lord Comic - Ska-ing West
Album: v.a. Club Ska '67; Label: Mango
Tommy McCook - The World Needs Love
Album: v.a. Come Rock With Me in Jamaica; Label: Treasure Isle
Derrick Morgan - Joybells
Album: v.a. Christmas 3cd box set; Label: Trojan
Gable Hall School Choir - Candy Man
Album: 45; Label: Trojan
Cedric Bravo - Merry Christmas
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
The Maytals - Christmas Season
Album: 45; Label: Rolando & Powie
Prince Buster - Merry and Bright
Album: 45; Label: Prince Buster
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Cozy's Groove
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - The Rough Bark
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Heptones - Christmas Time is Here (not Vince Guaraldi's Peanuts song)
Album: v.a. Reggae Christmas from Studio One; Label: Heartbeat/Studio 1
Bob Marley & the Wailer - Sound the Trumpet
Album: v.a. Reggae Christmas from Studio One; Label: Heartbeat/Studio 1
Granville Williams Orchestra - Santa Claus is Ska-ing to Town
Album: 45; Label: GWO
Frank Cosmo - Merry Christmas
Album: 45; Label: Island UK
Frank Cosmo - Greetings from Beverley's
Album: 45; Label: Island UK
The Maytals - Happy Christmas (The Christmas Song) (not War Is Over or Chestnuts btw)
Album: v.a. Christmas 3cd box set; Label: Trojan
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (most of ) Cozy's Groove
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Desmond Dekker & the Aces - Christmas Day
Album: 45; Label: Pyramid
The Rhythm Aces - C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S (The Meaning of Christmas)
Album: v.a. Christmas 3cd box set; Label: Trojan
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - The Rough Bark
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Les Brown & his Band of Renown - Nutcracker Suite
Album: v.a Ultra Lounge - Christmas Cocktails (part 1); Label: Capitol
Eban Schletter - Send Christmas Into the Universe
Album: Eban Schletter's Cosmic Christmas; Label: Oglio
Peppertones - Galaxy Tourist
Album: New Standard; Label: Lo-Fi Cavare
Hiroshi Takano & Takao Tajima - Winter's Tale
Album: original love early complete; Label: EMI Japan
Perfume - Twinkle Snow Powdery Snow
Album: Game; Label: Tokuma Japan
Pete Rugolo - Jingle Bells Mambo
Album: Rugolovations; Label: Jasmine
The Crestriders - Santa's Surfin' Holiday
Album: Cowabunga Christmas; Label: New Folk
The Wave Benders - The Little Drummer Boy
Album: Surfin' Christmas; Label: Dwell/CMH
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Cozy's Groove
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - The Rough Bark
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Blue Hawaiians - Blue Christmas
Album: Christmas on Big Island; Label: Restless
Shiina Ringo & Saito Neko - Papaya Mango
Album: Heisei Fuuzoku; Label: Toshiba/EMI
Stan Reynolds - Jingle Bells
Album: Big Band Christmas; Label: Pulse
Billy May - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Mambo
Album: v.a. Ultra Lounge - Christmas Cocktails (Part 1); Label: Capitol
Billy May - Fat Man Mambo
Album: A Band Is Born!; Label: Capitol
Los Straitjackets - The Christmas Song (Chestnuts... )
Album: 'Tis the Season for...; Label: Yep Roc
Hal Blaine - Love-In (December)
Album: Psychedelic Percussion; Label: Dunhill/Harkit
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mutant Frogs (not as bumper) - Spring Bass with Trendy Bogus Vinyl Crackle
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mutant Frogs (not as bumper) - The Astro 'Gator
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mutant Frogs (not as bumper) - Skankworks in Orbit
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mutant Frogs (not as bumper) - Big Bad Rhino
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble - Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
Album: Skaleidoscope; Label: Megalith/Jump Up
The Dualers - Miss Santa Claus
Album: Get Festive vol. 1; Label: Galley
Hepcat - Country Time
Album: Scientific; Label: BYO
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Dream Express
Album: Fantasia; Label: Epic/Sony
Tsuyoshi Kawakami & his Moodmakers - Ice Ball (ft. Kaori Takeda
Album: mood inn; Label: Cutting Edge
Derrick Morgan - It's Alright
Album: Moon Hop anthology; Label: Trojan
Kid Creole & the Coconuts - Gina Gina
Album: Fresh Fruit in Foreign Places; Label: Sire/ZE
The Specials - (most of) Enjoy Yourself
Album: More Specials; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
(non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - The End
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
December 22, 2011

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