5/31/2012 Rocket Ship Ska Trip

 

_5/31 in a nutshell..._

HEADS UP, skassengers... watch this space in the future for my non-reg playlists... I'm going to reserve my Announcements page for just that... upcoming events, gigs, etc. in the TC Ska universe, news of impending new ska releases/reissues, and some good ol' nonsense . My 6/7 birthday present to myself... a change-up in the way I do things around here! We'll see how it goes. Now... on to the nutshell.

We're clean outa fresh, unaired Lollies, so we recycled Flamingo Kvintetten's "Lilla Raringen" and in June, the GotchaSKAvered Ska Cover-of-the-Month Club tucks in the most-covered hit in ska history and bids it sweet dreams.  The Club reprises the Don Drummond classic "Confucious" as the June cover subject.  The 4@4    s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d    o-u-t  again, and let's wind back the clock to the Sherwood hour... an ill-prepared Akira Ifukube/Masaru Sato (Godzilla composers) dual back-to-back birthday tribute resulted in NO Sato being played! Oooops!! Instead we got two Kan Ishii tracks from _Gorath._ We'll try this again next week.  Oh,  well... that's what happens when Sherwood attempts to prepare a show in the middle of a bugcrap cold-induced, sleepless daze.  At least Mr. Funn DID finish with a flourish, banging out Mike Theodore's "High on Mad Mountain" (all 8:15 worth!) comin' straight outa Shiina Ringo's answer to Sinatra's "New York, New York" ("Kono yo no Kagiri" or, "The End of This World" ft. Junpei, her brother!) The "Ooh" featured lotsa stuff on Justin Yap's Top Deck label. Yap was the _other_ record producer at 13 Brentford Road a.k.a. Studio 1, and his sides are well-documented by an 8cd series of "Top Sounds from Top Deck" volumes that are an essential part of your ska shelf.  The Yap sessions yielded such classics of explosive ska energy as "Confucious",  "Smiling" and "Ska Down Jamaica Way"... Kaboom!!

 

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Chuck Jaques & the Supersonics - Now That You're Gone
Album: 45; Label: Caltone
The Checkmates - Train to Soulville
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
The Rudies - Blues
Album: 45; Label: Downtown
(bumper) Carr/McWheele Orchestra (me, when I'm not being the Frogs) - Time Beings (2min. CBTE)
Album: unrl. ; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Sharks with the Federal Studio Orchestra - You Made Me Warm
Album: 45; Label: Kentone
Johnny "Dizzy" Moore - South China Sea
Album: v.a. Top Sounds from Top Deck vol. 5 Ska-Tola; Label: West Side/Top Deck
Jackie Opel - Take Your Time
Album: A Love to Share (split cd w./Ferdie Nelson); Label: West Side/Top Deck
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - The Scene Tomorrow (2min. CBTE)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Buster's All Stars - Driving West
Album: 45; Label: Wildbells
Roland Alphonso - VC-10
Album: v.a. Top Sounds from Top Deck vol. 5 Ska-Tola; Label: West Side/Top Deck
Ferdie Nelson - War and Strife
Album: A Love to Share (split cd w./Jackie Opel); Label: West Side/Top Deck
Soul Bros. - Shanty Town
Album: 45; Label: Island
Roland Alphonso - Determination
Album: v.a. Top Sounds from Top Deck vol. 8 - Ska Non-Stop; Label: West Side/Top Deck
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 5 Fingers of Ska
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Jetts - Someone
Album: v.a. Top Sounds from Top Deck vol. 8 Ska Non-Stop; Label: West Side/Top Deck
Johnny "Dizzy" Moore - Red Is Danger
Album: v.a. Top Sounds from Top Deck vol. 8 - Ska Non-Stop; Label: West Side/Top Deck
Owen Gray - Big Mable
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
The Maytals - Marching On
Album: 45; Label: R&B
The Slikers (sic) - We're pretty sure it's _those_ "Slickers") - Man Is Going to Leave Earth
Album: 45; Label: Dutchess
Derrick Morgan - Leave Earth
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (excerpt) Baron von Skankin' Frank
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Nikaido Kazumi - Lover's Rock
Album: Nikaido Kazumi no Album; Label: P-Vine
Oorutaichi - Hamihadarigeri
Album: Drifting My Folklore; Label: Okimi
YMCK - Maru de Shojikimono no yo Ni
Album: YMCK Songbook - Songs Before 8-Bit; Label: Avex
Tokyo Jihen - Konya wa Karasawagi
Album: Color Bars 5-tk. ep (the band's career swan-song); Label: Toshiba/EMI
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Lymedison
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Akira Ifukube - South Sea Demon - Giant Octopus vs. King Kong
Album: Toho-Daiei SFX Film Music; Label: Futureland/Toho
Akira Ifukube - (main title) Terror of Mechagodzilla
Album: sdtk. Terror of Mechagodzilla; Label: Futureland/Toho
Kan Ishii - Ending (Gorath)
Album: sdtk. 2fer Tidal Wave/Gorath ; Label: Victor Japan
Kan Ishii - We Are Space Pilots (instrumental version) (Gorath)
Album: sdtk. 2fer Tidal Wave/Gorath ; Label: Victor Japan
Shiina Ringo & Saito Neko - Kono yo no Kagiri (ft. S.R.'s bro Junpei)
Album: Heisei Fuzoku; Label: Toshiba/EMI
Mike Theodore Orchestra - High on Mad Mountain
Album: High on Mad Mountain; Label: Westbound
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Skatalites - Freedom Sounds (live!)
Album: In Orbit vol. 1 - Recorded Live at Teatro Armenio, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Label: Grover
David Hillyard & the Rocksteady 7 - Come and Get Me
Album: United Front; Label: Do the Dog
Joey Altruda presents Kingston Cocktail - Buru Jazz
Album: s-t; Label: Will
The Nails - Transcontinental Ska (live!)
Album: Hotel for Women; Label: Citybeat
Flamingo Kvintetten - Lilla Raringen
Album: 1; Label: Flam
*Prince Fatty meets the Mutant Hifi - Black Powder
Album: Return of Gringo; Label: Mr. Bongo
Mungo's Hi-Fi - Bad Bad Boy (ft./Soom T)
Album: Forward Ever; Label: Scotch Bonnet
Gichy Dan's Beachwood #9 - Young Hearts
Album: s-t; Label: RCA
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Monsoon Town
Album: Full Tension Beaters; Label: Avex
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (most of) X-Ray Ska
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - The End
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
May 31, 2012

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