1/12/2012 Rocket Ship Ska Trip

 

1/12 in a nutshell...
I just can't do my customary 3rd/2nd/1st-hr. recap this week, 'cuz THEE BIGG highlight this week was in the Opening Oldies Hour (the Ooh) when we played Name That Ska! What Was That Ska Named?, I hear you asking... well how 'bout Shirley... that's right, Shirley! ...and Maureen, Zella, Lulu and Isabell, to boot. Heck, even Tom, Dick & Harry make an appearance. Between 'em, they've got the whole world doing the Ska! And who better to clear out the room at the end of the hour than Baby Face Nelson? Accompanied by Prince Buster, of course... and good thing, too, 'cuz here comes Sherwood with Reptilicus, no, Birthe Wilke in tow... and also dropping a choice selection from the longest-titled album in the HISTORY of... Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band. Alas, Sherwood must then break the news that one of his favorite bands, Tokyo Jihen (or Tokyo Incidents or Incidents Tokyo, take your pick) are splitting. Last gig's gonna be right on Leap Day, and in 16 years, they'll be marking the 4th anniversary of the breakup... unless they've put it back together before then (hey, hope springs eternal!) Anyway, you'll hear a track from (the forthcoming?) Color Bars 5-track mini. Mutant Frogs did the 4@4, a band called Akatz had the Lollipop, and a companion piece (involving a Butterfly) was provided by someone named Annamarie. No last name given, which was odd for 1964! Si & The Dualers warned us about Jack Frost, and Gina Gina took skiing lessons again. At least she won't have to worry about the fake snow melting!


Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Roy Shirley - Shirley
Album: 45; Label: Beverley's
Roy Richards - Maureen
Album: 45; Label: Doctor Bird
Derrick Morgan - Oh Zella
Album: 45; Label: Prince Buster/Voice of the People
Derrick Morgan - Miss Lulu
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Stranger & Patsy - Tom Dick & Harry
Album: Bangarang anthology; Label: Trojan
The Delkins - Isabell
Album: 45; Label: Stampede
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 60Hz. Ska
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Magic Notes with Drumbago & the Jazz Beat - Rosabel
Album: v.a. Jamaican R&B 3cd box set; Label: Trojan
Owen Gray - Big Mable
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat/King Edwards
Owen Gray - Darling Patricia
Album: v.a. Independent Jamaica - Songs of Freedom from the Treasure Isle; Label: Trojan
Laurel Aitken & the Blue Beats - Lucille
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Cynthia Richards - Johnny Darling
Album: v.a. Sir Lee's Rocksteady Party at Greenwich Farm; Label: Jamaican Gold
(Donatella) Rettore - Donatella
Album: 45; Label: Ariston
The English Beat - Jeanette
Album: 12; Label: IRS
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 5 Fingers of Ska
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
????? (even Trojan doesn't know!) - Joanie, I Need You
Album: v.a. Mark Lamarr presents Duke Reid the Trojan - Nuclear Weapon; Label: Trojan
The Skatalites - Whole World Doing the Ska
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
The Clarendonians - Sho Be Do Be
Album: The Best of...; Label: Studio 1
Buster's Group - Baby Face Nelson
Album: 45; Label: Buster Wild Bells
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Birthe Wilke - Tivoli Nights
Album: (movie) Reptilicus; Label: MGM Midnite Movies
Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band - Italiano
Album: James Monroe H.S. presents Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band Goes to Washington; Label: Elektra
Chuck Anderson - La Pollera Amarilla
Album: Gozando El Ritmo; Label: CBS Mexico
Senor Coconut - Pinball Cha Cha
Album: Around the World; Label: essay/Nacional
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - It's One Of Ours
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Shiina Ringo - Carnation
Album: PV & cd single; Label: Toshiba/EMI
*Tokyo Jihen - Konya wa Karasawagi
Album: PV & Color Bars EP; Label: Toshiba/EMI
m-flo (loves Chara) - Love to Live By
Album: Cosmicolor; Label: Rhythm Zone
Combustible Edison - Laura's Aura
Album: the impossible world; Label: Sub Pop
Qypthone - Awakening
Album: Montuno no. 5; Label: Happiness
Phil Upchurch - Cha Cha Maracas
Album: You Can't Sit Down Part 2; Label: Boyd
The Montesas - Space Walk
Album: Aloha from Alpha Centauri; Label: Rhythm Island
Perez Prado - Flight of the Bumble Bee
Album: PREZ - the Mambo King vol-1; Label: RCA
Poncho Sanchez & Terence Blanchard - Nocturna
Album: Chano Y Dizzy!; Label: Concord Picante
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime (twice... 2nd time w/o me yakkin' all over it!)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mutant Frogs (not as bumper) - Spirit of Gusev Special
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mutant Frogs (not as bumper) - Transkalactic
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mutant Frogs (not as bumper) - Ghost from the Future (slow version)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Ghost from the Future (fast version)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Akatz - Txiko Lollipop
Album: Akatz A Go-Go; Label: Rudo
Annamarie - Little Boy Butterfly
Album: 45; Label: Decca
Qypthone - One Love (not the Marley anthem)
Album: Montuno no. 5; Label: Happiness
Bonnie Pink with The Miceteeth - Don't Get Me Wrong
Album: 45; Label: Duck Soup Productions
Dion Knibb & the Agitators - Escape into the Night
Album: Driving Me Mad!; Label: DVS
Dion Knibb & the Agitators - Where Are You?
Album: Driving Me Mad!; Label: DVS
The Dualers - Jack Frost
Album: Get Festive! vol. 1; Label: Galley
Kid Creole & The Coconuts - Gina Gina
Album: Fresh Fruit in Foreign Places; Label: Sire/ZE
Hepcat - Dollar Dance
Album: Scientific; Label: BYO
The Skatalites - Ball of Fire (a.k.a. Echo 4-2)
Album: v.a. Strictly for You; Label: Studio 1
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (excerpt) a 5th of Funn
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 12, 2012

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