7/26/2012 Rocket Ship Ska Trip

 

(7/26/12)

Ooh, let's Do The Jellyfish!  The guy we like to call "Ska-daka" just for that  song kicks off a set of '60s ska and bluebeat originating outside Jamaica, and featuring tracks found on a series of 7" EPs called "Doin' the Popcorn Ska"  (cuts listed here in italic) that currently stretches to 5 volumes, on Discotheque Records.  Also, a short 2Tone-era set features 2 cuts from a new 5-disc English Beat "Complete" box_ an extended remix and a John Peel session number. Oh, and we've still got some unfinished "Moon" business, to boot! Oh, and Sherwood's got a lot more... but to get there, we gotta launch... take us to space, Tommy!

Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band  Rocket Ship (2:39) / 45 [Treasure Isle] >> Neil Sedaka ("Ska"-daka)  Do the Jellyfish (3:14) / (movie) Sting of Death [Something Weird] >> Billie Tam  My Boy Lollipop (2:30) / 4-tk. 7"ep [Pathe] >> Yukari Ito  My Boy Lollipop (1:51) / s-t [King Japan] >> Flamingokvintetten  Lilla Raringen (this one's a Lollipop, too!) (2:04) / 1 [Flam] >> The Rockin' Rebels  Bongo Blue Beat (1:48) / 45 [Stork] >> Tracey Dey  Ska Doo-De-Yah (2:40) / 45 [Amy] >> Ria Bartok  Zu Schade Dafur (Dey's "Ska Doo... " in Deutsch!) (2:33) / "Neu!" 45 [Columbia] >> Baby Earl & the Trini-Dads  Back Slop (2:30) / 45 [S.P.Q.R.] >> Hamilton King  Diana (2:29) / 45 [World Artists] >> (here's 2 from... ) Tajfuny & Alibabki  Echo Ska (2:04) > Wash Wash Ska (2:05) / (both) w rytmach Jamajka Ska 7"ep [Veriton] >> Derrick Morgan  The Moon (2:33) / 45 [Blue Beat] >> Cecil Lloyd and Roland Alphonso  Oceans 11 (3:40) / v.a. All Star Top Hits [Coxsone] >> (bumper) Mutant Frogs  Perception (3:09) / unrl. [Skankworks/IMT] >> *The English Beat  Hands Off... She's Mine (extended version) (4:34) / The Complete Beat 5cd box [Go Feet/SHOUT Factory] >> Morgan Fisher & various Hooples as "The Burtons"  MacArthur Park (3:02) / "v.a." Hybrid Kids [Cherry Red] > The Specials (live)  Skinhead Moonstomp (2:25) / Blue Plate Specials [Big Ear] >> The English Beat  Ranking Full Stop (Peel session) (2:58) / The Complete Beat 5cd box [Go Feet/SHOUT Factory] >> (bumper) Mutant Frogs  (most of) Vibe Steady (3:57) / unrl. [Skankworks/IMT]

(bumper) Mutant Frogs  Sherwood's Planet (3:01) / Warts 'n' all [Skankworks/IMT] >> Paul Horn Quintet  Tall Polynesian (8:07) / Somehing Blue [hifijazz] >> Lee Morgan  Eclipso (6:52) / The Rumproller [Blue Note] >> Skip Martin (conducting)  Voodoo Moon (2:32) / Perspectives in Percussion vol. 1 [Somerset High Fidelity] >> Dave Brubeck Octet  How High the Moon (6:50) / The Complete Octet Recordings [Definitive] >> (bumper) Mutant Frogs  Interstellar Teakettle (3:37) / unrl. [Skankworks/IMT] >> Mastretta  Luna de Miel (3:29) / s-t [minty fresh] >> Herm Saunders  I Saw Stars (3:14) / That Celestial Feeling [Decca] >> Shiina Ringo (w/ orchestra under the direction of Takayuki Hattori)  Fly Me To Heaven (3:53) / (Tokyo Jihen's) Dai Hakken ("Great Discovery") [Toshiba/EMI] >> (here's 2 from... ) Raymond Scott (ft. a "chipmunked" Dorothy Collins, vox)  The Cow Jumped Over the Moon (2:48) > And The Dish Ran Away with The Spoon (2:07) / The Secret 7 - "The Unexpected" [Top Rank/Basta] >> Sun Ra & his Intergalactic Solar Arkestra  Satellites Are Spinning (2:34) / (sdtk.) Space Is The Place [Evidence]  >> Tak Shindo  The Moon was Yellow (2:44) / Brass and Bamboo [Capitol] >> Matt Wilson's Arts & Crafts  (most of) The Scenic Route (tt) (3:51) / [Palmetto] 

(bumper) Mutant Frogs  One for Freetime (3:08) / Warts 'n' all [Skankworks/IMT] >> The Brass Circus  Strawberry Fields Forever (4:09) / v.a. Skankin' Beatles (Blue) [Geneon] >> Ernest Ranglin  You Won't See Me (4:16) / a Mod a Mod [K&K] >> The Skatalites  I Should Have Known Better (4:04) / Foundation Ska [Heartbeat/Studio 1] >> Skapontas  I Want to Hold Your Hand (3:52) / One Shot Trip [Victor Japan] >> The Skatalites  Ball of Fire (tt) (6:51) / [Island/Jamaica Jazz] >> Tsuyoshi Kawakami & his Moodmakers  Cry Moon (ft. Kaori Takeda) (5:17) / mood inn [cutting edge] >> The Butlers  Lost in Space (3:43) / Wanja's Choice [Grover] > (here's 2 from... ) Mr. Symarip (Roy Ellis)  Wang You (3:11) > The Skinheads Dem Crash the Moon (3:55) / The Skinheads Dem a Come [Jump Up] >> The Dynamics  Rockit (3:07) / Version Excursions [grooveattack] / >> Fishbone  Party at Ground Zero (6:32) / s-t ep [Columbia] >> (bumper) Mutant Frogs  Greenhenge (2:55) / unrl. [Skankworks/IMT] >> (non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars  (excerpt) The End (1:54) / Age of Insects [Shanachie]

 

 

 

 

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Neil Sedaka - Do the Jellyfish
Album: (movie) Sting of Death; Label: Something Weird
Billie Tam - My Boy Lollipop
Album: 4tk. 7"ep; Label: Pathe
Yukari Ito - My Boy Lollipop
Album: s-t; Label: King Japan
Flamingokvintetten - Lilla Raringen (it's a Lollipop, folks)
Album: 1; Label: Flam
The Rockin' Rebels - Bongo Blue Beat
Album: 45; Label: Stork
Tracey Dey - Ska Doo-De-Ya
Album: 45; Label: Amy
Ria Bartok - Zu Schade Dafur
Album: "Neu!" 45; Label: Columbia
Baby Earl & the Trini-Dads - Back Slop
Album: 45; Label: S.P.Q.R.
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Hamilton King - Diana
Album: 45; Label: World Artists
Tajfuny & Alibabki - Echo Ska
Album: w rytmach Jamajka Ska; Label: Veriton
Tajfuny & Alibabki - Wash Wash Ska
Album: w rytmach Jamajka Ska; Label: Veriton
Derrick Morgan - The Moon
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Cecil Lloyd & Roland Alphonso - Oceans 11
Album: v.a. All Star Top Hits; Label: Studio 1
*(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Perception
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
*The English Beat - Hands Off... She's Mine (extended mix)
Album: The Complete Beat 5cd box; Label: Go Feet/SHOUT Factory
Morgan Fisher & friends as "The Burtons" - MacArthur Park
Album: "v.a." Hybrid Kids; Label: Cherry Red
The Specials (live) - Skinhead Moonstomp
Album: Blue Plate Specials ; Label: Big Ear
*The English Beat - Ranking Full Stop (Peel session)
Album: The Complete Beat 5cd box; Label: Go Feet/SHOUT Factory
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (most of) Vibe Steady
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet
Album: Warts 'n' all ; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Paul Horn Quintet - Tall Polynesian
Album: Something Blue; Label: hifijazz
Lee Morgan - Eclipso
Album: The Rumproller; Label: Blue Note
Skip Martin (conducting) - Voodoo Moon
Album: Perspectives in Percussio vol. 1; Label: Somerset High Fidelity
Dave Brubeck Octet - How High the Moon
Album: The Complete Octet Recordings; Label: Definitive
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Interstellar Teakettle
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mastretta - Luna de Miel
Album: s-t; Label: Minty Fresh
Herm Saunders - I Saw Stars
Album: That Celestial Feeling; Label: Decca
Shiina Ringo (ft. orchestra under the direction of Takayuki Hattori) - Fly Me to Heaven
Album: (Tokyo Jihen) Dai Hakken ("Great Discovery"); Label: Toshiba/EMI
Raymond Scott Secret 7 - The Cow Jumped Over the Moon (ft. Dorothy Collins)
Album: The Secret 7 - "The Unexpected"; Label: Top Rank/Basta
Raymond Scott Secret 7 - And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon (ft. Dorothy Collins)
Album: The Secret 7 - "The Unexpected"; Label: Top Rank/Basta
Sun Ra - Satellites Are Spinning
Album: (sdtk.) Space is the Place; Label: Evidence
Tak Shindo - The Moon Was Yellow
Album: Brass and Bamboo; Label: Capitol
Matt Wilson's Arts & Crafts - (most of) The Scenic Route
Album: The Scenic Route; Label: Palmetto
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Brass Circus - Strawberry Fields Forever
Album: v.a. Skankin' Beatles (blue); Label: Geneon
Ernest Ranglin - You Won't See Me
Album: a Mod a Mod; Label: K&K
The Skatalites - I Should Have Know Better
Album: Foundation Ska; Label: Heartbeat/Studio 1
Skapontas - I Want to Hold Your Hand
Album: One Shot Trip; Label: Victor Japan
The Skatalites - Ball of Fire
Album: Ball of Fire; Label: Island Jamaica Jazz
Tsuyoshi Kawakami & his Moodmakers - Cry Moon (ft. Kaori Takeda)
Album: mood inn; Label: Cutting Edge
The Butlers - Lost in Space
Album: Wanja's Choice; Label: Grover
Mr. Symarip (Roy Ellis) - Wang You
Album: The Skinheads Dem a Come; Label: Jump Up
Mr. Symarip (Roy Ellis) - The Skinheads Dem Crash the Moon
Album: The Skinheads Dem a Come; Label: Jump Up
The Dynamics - Rockit
Album: Version Excursions; Label: grooveattack
Fishbone - Party at Ground Zero
Album: s-t ep; Label: Columbia
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Greenhenge
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - (excerpt) The End
Album: Age of Insects ; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
July 26, 2012

Rocket Ship Ska Trip Archives