8/2/2012 Rocket Ship Ska Trip

 

_(8/2/12)_

"On the Beach" is two _entirely_ different songs... and we've got 'em both this week!  What they have in common is that these are both toasted-over versions on straight-sung originals... one, saluting Studio 1 founder Clement "Coxsone" Dodd, is an Owen Gray shuffle with the mighty King Stitt riding the riddim on top, about 3 decades after the fact! The other is the far-better-known Paragons/U-Roy classic in which a beachcomber requests "one more box of Happs" (beer?) from the bartender. A WHOLE BOX? Remember, there's a party goin' on at this beach, and a pretty well-attended one if they've already gone through a box and want more_ and we here on the RSST have just the musical libations to keep 'em buzzed 'til the sun rises next morning. Take us to space, Tommy!

Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band  Rocket Ship (2:39) / 45 [Treasure Isle] >> King Stitt/Owen Gray  On the Beach (2:50) / (Stitt & v.a.) Dance Hall '63 [Studio 1] >> U-Roy/The Paragons  On the Beach (2:36) / (U-Roy & v.a.) Verson Galore [Trojan] >> Colonel Elliott & the Lunatics  Cosmic Bust (2:51) / Interstellar Reggae Drive [Trojan] >> Millie Small  Be My Guest (2:07) > Chilly Kisses (2:04) / my boy lollipop - the best of millie [Spectrum/Universal] >> Justin Hinds & the Dominoes  Carry Go Bring Come (2:42) Ska Uprising [Trojan] >> Spanishtown Ska Beats  Stop That Train (2:14) / 45 [Blue Beat] >> Laurel Aitken & The Unitone  Rudi Got Married (3:21) / 45 [I-Spy] >> *The English Beat  Tears of a Clown (Peel session) (2:48) / The Complete Beat 5cd box [Go Feet/SHOUT Factory] >> The Specials  Stereotype (6:13) / BBC Sessions [EMI/BBC] >> Madness  Cardiac Arrest (2:58) / s-t [Geffen] >> Laurel Aitken & The Unitone  It's Too Late (3:15) / 45 [I-Spy] >> (bumper) Mutant Frogs  60Hz. Ska (2:43) > (not as bumper) 5 Fingers of Ska (4:01) / (both) "It's One Of Ours" [Skankworks/IMT] >> Fishbone  Party at Ground Zero (6:32) / s-t ep [Columbia] 

(bumper) Mutant Frogs  Sherwood's Planet (3:01) / Warts 'n' all [Skankworks/IMT] >> Russ Garcia & his Orchestra  Goofy Peepl of Phobos (2:11) / Fantastica [Liberty/Basta] >> Fred Katz  Manthi-Ki (5:06) / Folk Songs for Far-Out Folk [WB/Reboot] >> Hal Blaine  Vibrations (August) (2:15) / Psychedelic Percussion [Dunhill/Harkit] >> Jimmie Haskell  Astro-Sonic (1:56) / Count Down! [Imperial] >> The Specials  International Jet Set (5:37) / More Specials [Chrysalis/2Tone] >> (bumper) Mutant Frogs  Pro-Pleasure Gas (Don Cacheine's Disco Kicks) (3:46) / "It's One Of Ours" [Skankworks/IMT] >> Raymond Scott  Temptation (2:23) / The Secret 7 - "The Unexpected" [Top Rank/Basta] >> Lord Sitar (a.k.a. "Big" Jim Sullivan)  If I Were a Rich Man (5:42) / s-t (as "Lord Sitar") [Zonophone] >> Freddie Hubbard  Super Blue (tt) (7:51) / [Columbia] >> Shiina Ringo  Suberidai (3:58) / Koufukuron single [Toshiba/EMI] >> Janelle Monae  BabopbyeYa (8:46) / The Archandroid [Wondaland/Bad Boy] >> (non-Froggie bumper) Lee Morgan  (roughly half of) The Rumproller (tt) (5:00) / [Blue Note] 

(bumper) Mutant Frogs  One for Freetime (3:08) / Warts 'n' all [Skankworks/IMT] This week's 4:00 4-in-a-row features the current series of "Doin' the Popcorn Ska" 7-inch EPs (there are currently five!) on Discotheque Records, which reissue '60s ska made outside of Jamaica.  And, for the most part, outside the UK as well!   Steve Alaimo  I Don't Wanna Cry (2:33) /  (vol. 2) > The Angels  Jamaica Joe (2:19) / (vol. 2) > Annette Funicello  Jamaica Ska (2:29) / (vol. 1) > Les Gam's (the apostrophe abuse is part o' the name, folks) ( ..."The Leg's" ...?)  C'est Toi Mon Idole (2:55) / (vol. 4) (all tks.) [Discotheque] >> Symarip  Phoenix City (3:41) / Skinhead Moonstomp [Trojan] >> Mutant Frogs (not as bumper) Greenhenge (2:55) / unrl. [Skankworks/IMT] >> *Jimmy Cliff  One More ver. 2 (one more, get it?) (3:30) / Rebirth [Universal/Sunpower] >> Save Ferris  What You See is What You Get (3:16) / modified [Epic/Starpool] >> Mr. Review  Another Town (4:46) / Walking Down Brentford Road [Unicorn] > The Busters  Orion (theme from "Space Patrol Orion") (2:44) / v.a. SKANK - "Licensed to Ska" [Skank/Dojo] >> The Dualers  Doctor in the House (3:54) / Cooking Pot [Galley] >> Caro Emerald  Stuck (3:47) / Deleted Scenes from the Cutting Room Floor [Grand Mono] >> (Donatella) Rettore  Donatella (3:13) / 45 [Ariston] >> The Selecter  Bristol and Miami (4:44) / Celebrate the Bullet [Chrysalis] >> Gary "U.S." Bonds  Dear Lady Twist / 45 [Legrand] >> Owen Gray  Twist So Fine (2:27) / 45 [Blue Beat] >> (non-Froggie bumper) Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra  (most of) Juggling City (3:59) / World Ska Symphony [Avex] >> (non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars  (excerpt) The End (1:49) / Age of Insects [Shanachie]

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
King Stitt/Owen Gray - On the Beach
Album: (Stitt & v.a.) Dance Hall '63; Label: Studio 1
U-Roy/The Paragons - On the Beach
Album: (U-Roy & v.a.) Version Galore; Label: Trojan
Roland Alphonso (& the Soul Bros.) - From Russia with Love
Album: something special:ska hot shots; Label: Heartbeat/Studio 1
Roland Alphonso (& the Soul Bros.) - James Bond
Album: something special:ska hot shots; Label: Heartbeat/Studio 1
Colonel Elliott & the Lunatics - Cosmic Bust
Album: Interstellar Reggae Drive; Label: Trojan
Millie Small - Be My Guest
Album: my boy lollipop - the best of millie; Label: Spectrum/Universal
Millie Small - Chilly Kisses
Album: my boy lollipop - the best of millie; Label: Spectrum/Universal
Justin Hinds & the Dominoes - Carry Go Bring Come
Album: Ska Uprising; Label: Trojan
Spanishtown Ska Beats - Stop That Train
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Laurel Aitken & the Unitone - Rudi Got Married
Album: 45; Label: I-Spy
*The English Beat - Tears of a Clown (Peel session)
Album: The Complete Beat 5cd box; Label: Go Feet/SHOUT Factory
The Specials - Stereotype
Album: The BBC Sessions; Label: EMI/BBC
Madness - Cardiac Arrest
Album: s-t; Label: Geffen
Laurel Aitken & the Unitone - It's Too Late
Album: 45; Label: I-Spy
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 60Hz. Ska
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 5 Fingers of Ska
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Fishbone - Party at Ground Zero
Album: s-t ep; Label: Columbia
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Russ Garcia Orchestra - Goofy Peepl of Phobos
Album: Fantastica; Label: Liberty/Basta
Fred Katz - Manthi-Ki
Album: Folk Songs for Far-Out Folk; Label: WB/Reboot
Hal Blaine - Vibrations (August)
Album: Psychedelic Percussion; Label: Dunhill/Harkit
Jimmie Haskell - Astro-Sonic
Album: Count Down!; Label: Imperial
The Specials - International Jet Set
Album: More Specials; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Pro-Pleasure Gas (Don Cacheine's Disco Kicks)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Raymond Scott - Temptation
Album: The Secret 7 - "The Unexpected"; Label: Top Rank/Basta
Lord Sitar (a.k.a. "Big" Jim Sullivan) - If I Were a Rich Man
Album: s-t (as "Lord Sitar"); Label: Zonophone
Freddie Hubbard - Super Blue
Album: Super Blue; Label: Columbia
Shiina Ringo - Suberidai
Album: "Koufukuron" single; Label: Toshiba/EMI
Janelle Monae - Babopbye-Ya
Album: The Archandroid; Label: Wondaland/Bad Boy
Lee Morgan - The Rumproller
Album: The Rumproller; Label: Blue Note
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Steve Alaimo - I Don't Wanna Cry
Album: v.a. Doin' the Popcorn Ska vol. 2 7"ep; Label: Discotheque
The Angels - Jamaica Joe
Album: v.a. Doin' the Popcorn Ska vol. 2 7"ep; Label: Discotheque
Annette Funicello - Jamaica Ska
Album: v.a. Doin' the Popcorn Ska vol. 1 7"ep; Label: Discotheque
Les Gam's (the apostrophe abuse is part of the name, folks) - C'est Toi Mon Idole
Album: v.a. Doin' the Popcorn Ska vol. 4 7"ep; Label: Discotheque
Symarip - Phoenix City
Album: Skinhead Moonstomp; Label: Trojan
Mutant Frogs - Greenhenge
Album: unrl. ; Label: Skankworks/IMT
*Jimmy Cliff - One More (ver. 2)
Album: Rebirth; Label: Universal/Sunpower
Save Ferris - WhatYou See is What You Get
Album: modified; Label: Epic/Starpool
Mr. Review - Another Town
Album: Walkin' down Brentford Road; Label: Unicorn
The Busters - Orion (theme from "Space Patrol Orion")
Album: v.a. SKANK - Licensed to Ska; Label: Skank/Dojo
The Dualers - Doctor in the House
Album: The Cooking Pot; Label: Galley
Caro Emerald - Stuck
Album: Deleted Scenes from the Cutting Room Floor; Label: Grand Mono
(Donatella) Rettore - Donatella
Album: 45; Label: Ariston
The Selecter - Bristol and Miami
Album: Celebrate the Bullet; Label: Chrysalis
Gary "U.S." Bonds - Dear Lady Twist
Album: 45; Label: Legrand
Owen Gray - Twist So Fine
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Juggling City
Album: World Ska Symphony; Label: Avex
(non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - The End
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
August 2, 2012

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