2/16/2012 Rocket Ship Ska Trip


2/16 in a nutshell...

Working our way back from Hour 3 as usual:
It was our late Skalentine's special, so the 4(+1)@4 theme was a no-brainer... 5 tunes not-at-all connected in any way to our overarching theme! GotchaSKAvered's February Japanese lollipop was by The Dreamlets, and it was the mixed English/Japanese version never aired on the RSST until this very episode! Sherwood belatedly celebrated the birthday of Tina "Ginger" Louise with that "Honeybees" favorite from Gilligan's Island, "You Need Us", introduced by (the late) Jim "Thurston Howell III" Backus. In the "Ooh", Neil "Ska"-daka had some advice on how to attract every "Cinderella"... just Do the Jellyfish! Actually, some of those poolside Jellyfishers look like they're actually doing the Ska... Do it!

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Derrick & Naomi - I Wish I Were an Apple
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
Stranger & Patsy - Hold Me
Album: v.a. Ska Down Jamaica; Label: Hudson Vandam
Dawn Penn - Long Day Short Night
Album: 45; Label: Prince Buster
The Muskyteers a.k.a. The Silvertones - Kiddy-O
Album: (Lee Perry & v.a.) The Upsetter; Label: Trojan
The Soulettes - La La Lover
Album: 45; Label: Coxsone
Prince Buster - Red Dress
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Hortense Ellis - Groovy Kind of Love
Album: 45; Label: Coxsone
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 60Hz. Ska
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Yvonne Harrison - The Chase
Album: 45; Label: Caltone
Derrick Morgan - The Moon
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Derrick & Patsy - She's So Young
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
The Clarendonians - Sho Be Do Be
Album: The Best of...; Label: Studio 1
Stranger & Patsy - (most of) Tom Dick & Harry
Album: (Stranger Cole) Bangarang anthology; Label: Trojan
Roy Richards - Maureen
Album: 45; Label: Doctor Bird
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 5 Fingers of Ska
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Sammy Ismay & Baba Brooks - Cocktails for Two
Album: v.a. King Size Ska; Label: Trojan
Neil Sedaka - Do the Jellyfish
Album: (movie) Sting of Death; Label: Something Weird
Suzie (born Maria Paraboom) - My Cup of Tea
Album: (movie) Asa-Nisse i Popform; Label: Svensk Talfilm
Annamarie - Little Boy Butterfly
Album: 45; Label: Decca
Prince Buster - In The Middle of the Night
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - The Great UFO Crash of '47
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT]
m-flo loves Chara - Love to Live By
Album: (m-flo & v.a.) CosmiColor; Label: Rhythm Zone
Jaymz Bee & the Royal Jelly Orchestra - Run To You (ft. John Alcorn)
Album: shakin' and stirred; Label: Milan
Perrey & Kingsley - Girl from Venus
Album: The Essential...; Label: Vanguard
"The Honeybees" - You Need Us
Album: Gilligan's Island - The Complete Second Season; Label: Turner Home Entertainment
Dr. Buzzards Original Savannah Band - You Got Something/Betcha the Love Bug Bitcha'
Album: s-t; Label: RCA
Shiina Ringo/Tokyo Jihen - Fly Me to Heaven
Album: Dai Hakken; Label: Toshiba/EMI
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Lymedison
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mutant Frogs (not as bumper) - Lunar Lily Pad
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Hugo Montenegro - Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
Album: Rocket Man; Label: RCA
The Jaztronauts - Eep Opp Ork Ah-Ah (means I Love You)
Album: Swank; Label: Jaztrotone
Cal Tjader - Undecided
Album: Black Orchid; Label: Fantasy
Serani Poji - Sugar Boo
Album: Merry-Go-Round Jailhouse; Label: Wave Master
Piero Umiliani - Caravan
Album: Musica Elettronica vol. Uno; Label: Easy Tempo
Perez Prado - Besame Mucho
Album: Mambo Jam; Label: POW
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (most of) Penguin On Vacation
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Castillo de Ainsa
Album: "Ryusei to Ballade" single; Label: Cutting Edge
Soul Bros. - Searching for Weapons
Album: Carib Soul; Label: Studio 1
Yukihiro Takahashi - Kid-Nap, the Dreamer (twice, due to player glitches first time 'round_ added (+or-) 2min. to duration)
Album: Murdered by the Music; Label: Statik
The (English) Beat - Rotating Head
Album: Special Beat Service; Label: Go Feet/IRS
The (English) Beat - March of the Swivelheads
Album: 45; Label: Go Feet/Arista
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (excerpt) Baron von Skankin' Frank
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Dreamlets - My Boy Lollipop (mixed English/Japanese version)
Album: Ready Rocksteady go ep; Label: Brutus
Jazz Jamaica All Stars - Walk On By
Album: Massive; Label: Dune
Giuliano Palma & the Bluebeaters - From Russia with Love
Album: Combo; Label: V2/Universal
The Pepper Pots - Be My Baby
Album: Shake It!; Label: Megalith
Mungo's Hi-Fi - Bad Bad Boy (ft. Soom T)
Album: Forward Ever; Label: Scotch Bonnet
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Pro-Pleasure Gas (Capt. 2much Freetime's Ska Mutation)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
ARTS (Authentic Rocksteady Traditional Ska) - Hello Goodbye
Album: v.a. Skankin' Beatles (Blue); Label: Geneon
Skapontas - I Want to Hold Your Hand
Album: One Shot Trip; Label: Victor Japan
(non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - (excerpt) The End
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
February 16, 2012

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