8/16/2012 Rocket Ship Ska Trip

 

(8/16/12)

This week, let's review some of the shorthand you're likely to see in my scrawlings from time to time...

(tt) = title track of album || s-t = self-titled (album) || s-r = self-released (not signed to somebody else's record label) ntbcw = "not to be confused with" ...and that's all I can think of for the moment. This week's "Ooh" ("Opening Oldies Hour") featured a Monkey Mix, a couple of Jamaican Independence songs, a preview of this week's James Bond-themed 4(+1)@4, and Owen Gray mashin' it!  Among other things.  Sherwood got into one of the far-outest Quincy Jones compositions imaginable, from the three-artist "Journey to Next" cd (works by Q.J., as well as Dizzy Gillespie and Benny Carter) issued on Lightyear. Also heard: the new posthumous Tokyo Jihen song from last week got reprised, among other things_ such as Steve Turre's 12+min. epic "The Emperor".  In the Untitled Hour 3 (UH3?  'Til I come up sith something better... ), after the aforementioned Bond 4(+1), John Shroeder gave us our weekly helping of "Phoenix City" in GotchaSKAvered. But rather than ramble, let's go there. Take us to space, Tommy!

Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band  Rocket Ship (2:39) / 45 [Treasure Isle] >> The Maytals  Marching On (2:34) / 45 [R&B] >> Owen Gray  Mash It! Pts. 1 & 2 (4:09) / v.a. Jamaican R&B 3cd box set [Trojan]  (Note from the Cap'n: This song was originally divided into 2 sides of a 45 single, and we here at the RSST believe... correct us if we're wrong! (capt2much@yahoo.com)... that the first release of the full, uninterrupted recording of "Mash It!"  is indeed on the Trojan 3cd compilation... shame it took so long, but...  ...maybe it didn't... ??) >> Justin Hinds & the Dominoes  The Higher the Monkey Climbs (2:48) / Carry Go Bring Come anthology [Trojan] >> Derrick Harriott  Monkey Ska (tt) (2:09)  / v.a. [Trojan] >> Carlos Malcolm & his Afro-Jamaican Rhythms  Monkey Man Ska (ntbcw Toots... ) (2:01) / The Royal Ska [Jamaican Gold] >> Lord Brynner  Teach the Ska (3:57) / (Skatalites & v.a.) Ska Authentic vol. 1 [Studio 1] >> (bumper) Mutant Frogs  60Hz. Ska (2:43) / "It's One Of Ours" [Skankworks/IMT] >> Roland Alphonso  You Can Depend on Me (2:41) / Mark Lamarr presents Duke Reid the Trojan - Nuclear Weapon [Trojan] >> The Skatalites  You're So Delightful (3:25) / v.a. Strictly for You vol. 1 [Studio 1] (Note from the Cap'n: Vol. 2 of "Strictly for You" had to wait 'til the '90s, as it was a Jump With Joey (Altruda) album produced by the mighty Coxsone himself for Joey's "Will" label!) >> Lord Creator a.k.a. Kentrick Patrick  Evening News (2:22) / 45 [Studio 1] >> (here's 2 from) Byron Lee & the Dragonaires  Ska-de-Wah (2:04) > Joy Ride (2:31) / (both) Dance the Ska [BMN] >> The Techniques  I Love You (2:28) / v.a. Ska Rarities 3cd box set [Trojan] >> (bumper) Mutant Frogs  5 Fingers of Ska (4:01) / "It's One Of Ours" [Skankworks/IMT] >> Soul Bros.  Mr. Kiss a Bang Bang (3:11) / v.a. Studio One Rude Boy [Soul Jazz/Studio 1] >> Prince Buster  Independence Song (2:46) / 45 [Blue Beat] >> Granville Williams Orchestra  Wailin' (2:50) / 45 [GWO] >> Derrick Morgan & Pauline  King of Tonight (2:48) / 45 [Beverley's]

(bumper) Mutant Frogs  Sherwood's Planet (3:01) / Warts 'n' all [Skankworks/IMT] >> Stereolab  The Flower Called Nowhere (4:52) / Dots and Loops [Elektra/Duophonic] >> George Russell Smalltet  Fellow Delegates (5:37) / Jazz Workshop [RCA/Bluebird] >> Benny Carter  Adventures of an * (8:55) / (Benny Carter/Quincy Jones/Dizzy Gillespie) Journey to Next [Lightyear] >> (bumper) Mutant Frogs  Lymedison (4:30) / "It's One Of Ours" [Skankworks/IMT] >> Quincy Jones  Of Men and Demons (9:07) / (Benny Carter/Quincy Jones/Dizzy Gillespie) Journey to Next [Lightyear] >> Steve Turre  The Emperor (12:47) / s-t [Verve] >> (bumper) Mutant Frogs  Lunar Lily Pad (3:27) / "It's One Of Ours" [Skankworks/IMT] >> *Tokyo Jihen  Tadanaranu Kankei (3:02) (last week misspelled on my playlist as "Tadanarafu Kankei"... I stand corrected by numerous online sources!) / pv and forthcoming b-sides anthology "Shinya Waku" [Toshiba/EMI] > (bumper) Mutant Frogs (most of)  Pro-Pleasure Gas (Don Cacheine's Disco Kicks) (3:24) / "It's One Of Ours" [Skankworks/IMT]

(bumper) Mutant Frogs  One for Freetime (3:08) / Warts 'n' all [Skankworks/IMT] >> Giuliano Palma & the Bluebeaters  From Russia with Love (3:51) / Combo [V2/Universal] >> Roland Alphonso (& the Soul Bros.)  From Russia with Love (4:02) / something special:ska hot shots [Heartbeat/Studio 1] >> Roland Alphonso (& the Soul Bros.)  James Bond (2:55) something special:ska hot shots [Heartbeat/Studio 1] >> The Skatalites  James Bond (live in Buenos Aires) (5:51) / In Orbit vol. 1 [Grover] >> Soul Bros.  James Bond Girl (2:44) / 45 [Muzik City] >> (bumper) Mutant Frogs  (excerpt) 60Hz. Ska (1:48) / "It's One Of Ours" [Skankworks/IMT] >> John Shroeder  Phoenix City (2:46) / 45 [Picadilly] >> Fishbone  Unyielding Conditioning (4:43) / Give a Monkey a Brain and He'll Swear he's the Center of the Universe [Columbia] >> The Drastics  Here Comes the Bass/Earl Warren (7:30) / 12" & online single [s-r/myspace/Happy as a Lark] >> The Specials  Stereotype (6:13) / BBC Sessions [EMI/BBC] >> The English Beat  Ranking Full Stop (Peel session version from Bonus Beat disc 2) (3:00) / The Complete Beat 5cd box set [Go Feet/SHOUT Factory] >> Madness  Cardiac Arrest (2:58) / s-t [Geffen] >> The Miceteeth  A Bubble of Spring (2:50) / from Rainbow Town [substance] >> (bumper) Mutant Frogs  Transkalactic (2:34) / "It's One Of Ours" [Skankworks/IMT] >> (non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars  (excerpt) The End (1:07) / Age of Insects [Shanachie]

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Owen Gray - Mash It! Pts. 1 & 2
Album: v.a. Jamaican R&B 3cd box set; Label: Trojan
Justin Hinds & the Dominoes - The Higher the Monkey Climbs
Album: Carry Go Bring Come anthology; Label: Trojan
Derrick Harriott - Monkey Ska
Album: v.a. Monkey Ska; Label: Trojan
Carlos Malcolm & his Afro-Jamaican Rhythms - Monkey Man Ska
Album: The Royal Ska; Label: Jamaican Gold
Lord Brynner - Teach the Ska
Album: (Skatalites & v.a.) Ska Authentic vol. 1; Label: Studio 1
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 60Hz. Ska
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Roland Alphonso - You Can Depend on Me
Album: v.a. Mark Lamarr presents Duke Reid the Trojan - Nuclear Weapon; Label: Trojan
The Skatalites - You're So Delightful
Album: v.a. Strictly for You vol. 1; Label: Studio 1
Lord Creator a.k.a. Kentrick Patrick - Evening News
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
Byron Lee & the Dragonaires - Ska-De-Wah
Album: Dance the Ska; Label: BMN
Byron Lee & the Dragonaires - Joy Ride
Album: Dance the Ska; Label: BMN
The Techniques - I Love You
Album: v.a. Ska Rarities 3cd box set; Label: Trojan
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 5 Fingers of Ska
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Soul Bros. - Mr. Kiss a Bang Bang
Album: v.a. Studio One Rude Boy; Label: Soul Jazz/Studio 1
Lee Perry - Wishes of the Wicked
Album: 45; Label: Worldisc
Prince Buster - Independence Song
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Granville Williams Orchestra - Wailin'
Album: 45; Label: GWO
Derrick Morgan & Pauline - King of Tonight
Album: 45; Label: Beverley's
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Stereolab - The Flower Called Nowhere
Album: Dots and Loops; Label: Elektra/Duophonic
George Russell Smalltet - Fellow Delegates
Album: Jazz Workshop; Label: RCA/Bluebird
Benny Carter - Adventures of an *
Album: (Benny Carter/Quincy Jones/Dizzy Gillespie) Journey to Next; Label: Lightyear
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Lymedison
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Quincy Jones - Of Men and Demons
Album: (Benny Carter/Quincy Jones/Dizzy Gillespie) Journey to Next; Label: Lightyear
Steve Turre - The Emperor
Album: s-t; Label: Verve
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Lunar Lily Pad
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
*Tokyo Jihen - Tadanaranu Kankei
Album: pv (and forthcoming b-sides anthology "Shinya Waku"); Label: Toshiba/EMI
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Pro-Pleasure Gas (Don Cacheine's Disco Kicks)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Giuliano Palma & the Bluebeaters - From Russia with Love
Album: Combo; Label: V2/Universal
Roland Alphonso (with the Soul Bros.) - From Russia with Love
Album: something special:ska hot shots; Label: Heartbeat/Studio 1
Soul Bros. - James Bond
Album: something special:ska hot shots; Label: Heartbeat/Studio 1
The Skatalites (live in Buenos Aires) - James Bond
Album: In Orbit vol. 1; Label: Grover
Soul Bros. - James Bond Girl
Album: 45; Label: Muzik City
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (excerpt) 60Hz. Ska
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
John Shroeder - Phoenix City
Album: 45; Label: Picadilly
Fishbone - Unyielding Conditioning
Album: Give a Monkey a Brain and He'll Swear He's the Center of the Universe; Label: Columbia
The Drastics - Here Comes the Bass/Earl Warren
Album: 12" (and online single); Label: s-r/myspace/Happy as a Lark
The Specials - Stereotype (Peel session)
Album: BBC Sessions; Label: EMI/BBC
The English Beat - Ranking Full Stop (Peel session)
Album: The Complete Beat 5cd box set; Label: Go Feet/SHOUT Factory
Madness - Cardiac Arrest
Album: s-t; Label: Geffen
The Miceteeth - A Bubble of Spring
Album: from Rainbow Town; Label: substance
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Transkalactic
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - (excerpt) The End
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
August 16, 2012

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