2/23/2012 Rocket Ship Ska Trip


(2/23 in a nutshell... )
Big 3rd-hour highlight from Lolli-land... we here a the RSST have managed to score the Ernest Ranglin 1964 instrumental backing track to Millie (Small)'s hit My Boy Lollipop... wheee, did we have fun with THAT! Steve Alaimo covered The Blues Busters, Suggs from Madness did "Oranges and Lemons Again" with the Jools Holland Orchestra, Sherwood rediscovered Al Hirt's Maxwell House-inspired "Perky", and as the show aired, Shiina Ringo's band was a week away from becoming history, so a track from their final studio ep "Color Bars" seemed natural. In 16 years, we'll be marking the 4th anniversary of the breakup... The "Ooh" couldn't get enough of that Soweto Stokvel track "Eddie's Ska", near the beginning of a set that included Millie Small, Baba Brooks, Bob Marley and Donatella.
All over the map is just how we like it... travel broadens the mind!

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Millie (Small) - Oh Henry
Album: the best of... ...my boy lollipop; Label: Spectrum/Universal
Soweto Stokvel Septette - Eddie's Ska
Album: 78; Label: Stokvel
The Rockin' Rebels - Bongo Blue Beat
Album: 45; Label: Stork
Mark Thatcher - Do the Blue Beat
Album: 45; Label: UA
Alton Ellis - The Preacher
Album: v.a. Rude Boy 3cd box set; Label: Trojan
Baba Brooks & his Recording Band - Faberge
Album: v.a. King Size Ska; Label: Trojan
Roy Richards - Jamaican Memories
Album: v.a. Jamaican Memories; Label: Trojan/Blue Cat
Nehemiah Reid - The Fiddler
Album: v.a. Jamaican Memories; Label: Trojan/Blue Cat
Roland Alphonso - Jungle Bit
Album: v.a. King Size Ska; Label: Trojan
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - The Great UFO Crash of '47
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Derrick Harriott - Monkey Ska
Album: v.a. Monkey Ska; Label: Trojan
Bob Marley & the (Wailing) Wailers - Donna
Album: The Birth of a Legend; Label: Epic/Calla
The Skatalites - I Should Have Known Better
Album: Foundation Ska; Label: Heartbeat/Studio 1
The Skatalites - Ringo's Theme (This Boy)
Album: Foundation Ska; Label: Heartbeat/Studio 1
Judge Dread - All In The Mind
Album: Dreadmania; Label: Lagoon
The English Beat - Jeanette
Album: 12"; Label: IRS
The Selecter - Street Feeling
Album: Too Much Pressure; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
(Donatella) Rettore - Donatella
Album: 45; Label: Ariston
Madness - Cardiac Arrest
Album: s-t; Label: Geffen
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Perfect Future
Album: Perfect Future; Label: Avex
The Specials - Holiday Fortnight
Album: More Specials; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
Vanda King - Ooh Whatcha Do
Album: 45; Label: Glory
Hank Marr - Brifge to Shangri-La
Album: 45; Label: Federal
Phil Upchurch - Nothing but the Soul
Album: You Can't Sit Down Part Two; Label: Boyd
Tito Puente - Yambeque
Album: Cuban Carnival; Label: RCA
Enoch Light & the Light Brigade - The Mad Russian
Album: Dancing in the Dark - Disco Greats; Label: Project 3
Shiina Ringo - Mikan no Kawa
Album: Ringo Expo '08; Label: Toshiba/EMI
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Tea Time with Sherwood (custom bumper-timed edit)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks-IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - It's Always Time Somewhere (custom bumper-timed edit)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks-IMT
Joe Loco - Regalame Esta Noche
Album: 45; Label: Imperial
Dick Barlow & his Orchestra - Swedish Rhapsody
Album: Music to Make You Feel That Certain Way; Label: Mercury
Al Hirt - Perky
Album: 45; Label: RCA
YMCK - Cette Annee La ("Oh What a Night")
Album: v.a. Clo Clo - Made in Japan; Label: Columbia
Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band - Italiano
Album: James Monroe H.S. presents Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band Goes To Washington; Label: Elektra
Smash Mouth - Satellite
Album: Astro Lounge; Label: interscope
Tokyo Jihen - Konya Karasawagi
Album: Color Bars ep; Label: Toshiba/EMI
Shiina Ringo - SG~Superficial Gossip
Album: Ariamaru Tomi cd single; Label: Toshiba/EMI
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Don Drummond - Eastern Standard Time
Album: 45; Label: Island
Roy Richards - Green Collie
Album: 45; Label: Island
Carlos Malcolm & his Afro-Jamaican Rhythms - Bonanza
Album: Space Flight; Label: Up Beat
Mighty Vikings - Running Water
Album: 45; Label: Wincox
(bumper) Ernest Ranglin & his Orchestra - My Boy Lollipop (rhythm track - the 1964 session minus Millie... )
Album: the best of millie - my boy lolliopop; Label: Spectrum/Universal
Mari Umeki - My Boy Lollipop
Album: 45; Label: Toshiba
The Cap'n & Cozy & the Ernest Ranglin instro track 2 songs ago... - "Lolli" on-air live jam
Album: (source material) the best of millie - my boy lollipop; Label: Spectrum/Universal
The Pepper Pots - I'll Fly with You
Album: Shake It!; Label: Megalith
The Pepper Pots - Duck Soup (ft. ASPO)
Album: Shake It!; Label: Megalith
Steve Alaimo - I Don't Know
Album: Starring...; Label: ABC/Paramount-Henry Stone
The Oldians - Moon River
Album: Old Secrets; Label: Liquidator
Judge Dread - Ska Fever
Album: Ska'd for Life; Label: ?
Jools Holland & his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra - Oranges and Lemons Again
Album: Small World Big Band; Label: Warner
Ego Wrappin' - Mother Ship
Album: On the Rocks!; Label: Toys Factory
Chip Shop Boyz - Guns of Navarone
Album: s-t; Label: Bedtown Soundz
Runa Miyoshida - Arietty's Song
Album: Ska Flavor Loves Ghibli Songs; Label: BM.3
The Dreamlets - Honey
Album: v.a. Ska Island (Japanese edition exclusive bonus track); Label: Island Japan
(non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - The End
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
February 23, 2012

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