12/29/2011 Rocket Ship Ska Trip

 

12/29 in a nutshell...
Whaddoo they say 'bout the best-laid plans of mice and DJs? We here at the RSST brought most of what we'd planned to play, but it kept getting lost among all the Just-in-case I can't find... plan-B's (if you could even call'em plan-B's!) and this, therefore, dear skassengers, ended up being a pure seat-of-the-pants flight! But not to worry, we still got in not one but TWO GotchaSKAvereds (Ob-La-Di Heptones style and Joyce Bond style), a Sly & Robbie visit to J-Paradise (Japan, pre-Big One) and some wise New Years advice from Giuliano Palma (Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy). Sherwood rediscovered a favorite steel-band session (Stardust doing Out Of My Dreams... the gloriously full-length complete take on the Cocktails for Two - Romance with a Twist compilation, not the mercilessly-truncated edit found on the band's own actual album, originally issued on hifirecord and reissued by Ryko). The Cap'n & Cozy kicked off the Ooh once again with Bunny & Skitter reminding their chauffeur not to drive drunk. Be safe out there, revelers!


Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Bunny & Skitter - Mr. Chauffeur
Album: 45; Label: Rolando & Powie
Owen Gray - Mash It! Pts. 1 & 2
Album: v.a. Jamaican R&B 3cd box set; Label: Trojan
Owen Gray - Twist So Fine
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Prince Buster - Wash Wash
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Lee Perry - Do the Push Push
Album: 45; Label: Muzik City
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 60Hz. Ska
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
*(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Tea Time with Sherwood
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Prince Buster All Stars - Mr. Wonderful (Raymond Harper, trumpet, methinx)
Album: Ska-Lip-Soul; Label: Blue Beat
Carlos Malcolm - Papa Luigi
Album: 45; Label: Up Beat
Roland Alphonso & the Soul Bros. - Phoenix City
Album: v.a. Club Ska '67; Label: Mango
Georgie Fame - Madness
Album: Rhythm & Blue-Beat 7ep; Label: Columbia
Byron Lee & the Dragonaires - Ska De Wah
Album: Dance The Ska; Label: BMN
Don Drummond - Dew Drops
Album: 45; Label: DDarling
Lord Brynner - Teach the Ska
Album: (Skatalites & v.a.) Ska Authentic vol. 1; Label: Studio 1
Buster's All Stars - Mules Mules Mules Mules
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Granville Williams Orchestra - Honky Tonk Ska
Album: v.a. King Size Ska; Label: Trojan
Mighty Vikings - Running Water
Album: 45; Label: Wincox
Baba Brooks & Drumbago's Orchestra - Night Food Ska
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
*(bumper) Carr/McWheele Orchestra (me!) - (most of) Time Beings
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Morty Craft and the Singing Strings - Robbin's Nest
Album: The World of Percussion; Label: Warwick
Soil & Pimp Sessions feat. Shiina Ringo - My Foolish Heart (Crazy in Shibuya)
Album: online single; Label: iTunes Japan/Victor
Stardust Steel Band - Out Of My Dreams
Album: v.a. Cocktails for Two - Romance with a Twist; Label: hifi/Ryko
Mutant Frogs (not as bumper) - Ocean Moon
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Eddie Sauter - Laura
Album: ...In Germany; Label: Big Band International
Les Summers - Frenesi
Album: Dance Bossa Nova; Label: Time
Rene Bloch - Always in My Heart
Album: Everybody Likes to Cha Cha Cha; Label: hifirecord
Ralph Font - Que Lindo el Mambo
Album: The Best Mambos of the Fabulous 50s; Label: Kapp
Dick Schory - Misirlou
Album: Wild Percussion and Horns a-Plenty; Label: RCA
*(bumper) Mutant Frogs - The Scene Tomorrow
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
YMCK - Major Swing
Album: Family Genesis; Label: Avex
YMCK - Floor 99
Album: Family Genesis; Label: Avex
Shiina Ringo & Saito Neko - Papaya Mango
Album: Heisei Fuzoku; Label: Toshiba/EMI
Esquivel - Latin-esque
Album: Latin-esque; Label: RCA
Señor Coconut - Kiss
Album: Around the World; Label: essay/Nacional
Lydia Lunch - A Cruise to the Moon
Album: Queen of Siam; Label: ZE/Atavistic
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - World Ska Cruise
Album: World Ska Symphony; Label: Avex
Miyuki Hatakeyama with Asa-Chang & Blue Hats (live) - Kimi Koishi
Album: PV; Label: Avex
A Million Bamboo - Kaika
Album: Take no Yu; Label: Island JP/Emushijeipi
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - You'll Never Walk Alone
Album: Paradise Blue; Label: Avex
*(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Ghost from the Future
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Heptones - Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
Album: A Reggae Tribute to the Beatles vol. 2; Label: Trojan
Joyce Bond - Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
Album: The Black Album (Yesterday Part 2); Label: Trojan
Mutant Frog (not as bumper) - 5 Fingers of Ska
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mutant Frog (not as bumper) - The Great UFO Crash of '47
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Yukihiro Takahashi - Kid-Nap, the Dreamer
Album: Murdered by the Music; Label: Statik
Sly & Robbie & Unitzz - Choo Choo Train
Album: J Paradise; Label: Phase One
Sly & Robbie & Unitzz - Paradise Baby
Album: J Paradise; Label: Phase One
Giuliano Palma & the Bluebeaters - Be Young Be Foolish Be Happy
Album: Boogaloo; Label: Universal/V2
(non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - The End
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
December 29, 2011

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