1/5/2012 Rocket Ship Ska Trip


1/5 in a nutshell...
Ska 'n' Toasting make up the 4(+1)@4, including a very early example of the art of chatting 'pon a boogie/ska beat from as far back as 1962! That's on the Trojan Battlefield anthology of early Theo Beckford productions, and the track is Karl Walker's But Officer. It's Laura Lee this week as GotchaSKAvered brings back the Lollipop. Lou & the Hollywood Bananas' Kingston Kingston, from 1978 (and a hit in France), is a song from what I've taken to thinking of as Ska's Lost Decade (the '70s, pre-2Tone, 'though certainly Prince Buster's 1969 hot-on-the-heels Ob-La-Di cover certainly belongs here as well), and when I finally unearth an hour's worth of lost decade ska, it'll get on the Ooh right here on the RSST in one go! And speaking of the Opening Oldies Hour, I got to play something I was previously unaware of, that being Boof Ska by some outfit called Tony Washington & the D.C.'s on an Island 45 (groovy side, that!)... part of the joy of doing the RSST is being able to bring you cool stuff I only found out about yesterday, and I'm thinking of inaugurating a DiSKAvery feature, just 'cuz after 13 years of doing this, I'm constantly Wow What's This-ing at stuff I find on You Tube. Stay tuned... and tune into the archives at kfai.org to hear what Funn Sherwood had, including hearing Knuckles O'Toole go South Of The Border!

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Justin Hinds & the Dominoes - The Higher the Monkey Climbs
Album: Ska Uprising anthology; Label: Trojan
Derrick Harriott - Monkey Ska
Album: v.a. Monkey Ska; Label: Trojan
Carlos Malcolm & his Afro-Jamaican Rhythms - Monkey Man Ska
Album: The Royal Ska; Label: Jamaican Gold
Granville Williams Orchestra - Nutty Buddy
Album: 45; Label: GWO
Col. Elliott & the Lunatics - Guns of the Martian Giants
Album: Interstellar Reggae Drive; Label: Trojan
The Skatalites - Guns of Navarone
Album: v.a. Rough & Tough - The Story of Ska 1962-1966; Label: Trojan
Buster's Group - Baby Face Nelson
Album: 45; Label: Buster Wild Bells
Ken Boothe - (most of) Artibella (= Arte Bella) (1970 ver.)
Album: Crying Over You anthology; Label: Trojan
Ken Boothe & Stranger Cole - Arte Bella (1964 version)
Album: v.a. Ska Bonanza; Label: Heartbeat/Studio 1
Buster's All Stars - Devil's Daffodil
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Spanishtown Ska Beats - Stop That Train
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 5 Fingers of Ska
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Roland Alphonso - Ska Lamour (I Only Have Eyes for You)
Album: 45; Label: Coxsone blank-label
Byron Lee & the Dragonaires - Ska de Wah
Album: Dance the Ska; Label: BMN
Byron Lee & the Dragonaires - Joy Ride
Album: Dynamite Ska 2; Label: Kingston Gold
Tony Washington & the D.C.s - Boof Ska
Album: 45; Label: Island
Tommy McCook Skatalites - Freedom Ska
Album: 45; Label: Randy's
Herb Hardesty - Adam and Eva
Album: 45; Label: Federal
Duke Reid's All Stars - Flip Flop
Album: v.a. Mark Lamarr presents Duke Reid - Nuclear Weapon; Label: Trojan
The Blues Busters - Soon You'll Be Gone
Album: v.a. Ska Spectacular vol. 2; Label: Charly
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Pro-Pleasure Gas (Capt. 2much Freetime's Ska Mutation
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Lydia Lunch - A Cruise to the Moon
Album: Queen of Siam; Label: ZE/Atavistic
*Shiina Ringo - Carnation
Album: PV and cd single; Label: Toshiba/EMI
Poncho Sanchez & Terence Blanchard - Nocturna
Album: Chano y Dizzy!; Label: Concord/Picante
The Islanders - Tornado
Album: 45; Label: Mayflower
The Islanders - Blue Rain
Album: 45; Label: Mayflower
Hal Blaine - Freaky (January)
Album: Psychedelic Percussion; Label: Dunhill/Harkit
*(bumper) Carr/McWheele Orchestra (me!) - Time Beings
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Peppertones - We Are Mad about Flumerides
Album: New Standard; Label: Cavare
Peppertones - Galaxy Tourist
Album: New Standard; Label: Cavare
Jun Togawa - Joe LeTaxi
Album: 20th (ep); Label: God Mountain/Daiki Sound
Dizzy Gillespie - In The Land of Oo-Bla-Dee
Album: The Dizzy Gillespie Story 4cd box set; Label: Proper
YMCK - Maru de Shojikimono No yo Ni
Album: YMCK Songbook - Songs Before 8-Bit; Label: Avex
Perez Prado - Leo's Special
Album: PREZ - The Mambo King vol. 1; Label: RCA
Jan August - Tea for Two
Album: Cha Cha Charm; Label: Mercury
Knuckles O'Toole - Mambo #8
Album: ...Goes South of the Border; Label: Grand Award
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Prince Jazzbo - Takeover Dub
Album: Choice of Version; Label: Studio 1
Karl Walker - But Officer
Album: v.a. Trojan Battlefield; Label: Trojan
U-Roy & the Silvertones - True Confession
Album: (u-Roy & v.a.) Version Galore; Label: Trojan
The Insteps - The Goat (ft. King Stitt)
Album: Eleven Steps to Power; Label: Stubborn
The Silver Sonics meets Fireball (Criss & Truthful) - Falcon Shirogane
Album: The Silver Sonics meets Fireball Re-mixes; Label: Gem-Tone
*(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Ghost from the Future
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Laura Lee - My Boy Lollipop
Album: 45; Label: Cannon
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Baron von Skankin' Frank
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Top Cats - Calling Your Name
Album: Mr. Donkey Paradise; Label: s-r
The Dualers - Jack Frost
Album: Get Festive! Vol 1; Label: Galley
The Specials - Sea Cruise
Album: BBC Sessions; Label: EMI/BBC
Kid Creole & The Coconuts - Gina Gina
Album: Fresh Fruit in Foreign Places; Label: Sire
Lou & the Hollywood Bananas - Kingston, Kingston
Album: v.a. Foute CD vol. 4; Label: Q Music (Belgium)
French Ska Ska - Strange Ska
Album: 45; Label: Lyrion
Yellow Magic Orchestra - Multiplies
Album: X OO Multiplies; Label: A&M
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 5 Fingers of Ska
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - (most of) The End
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
January 5, 2012

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