8/23/2012 Rocket Ship Ska Trip

 

_(8/23/12)_

This week, we were inspired by Diana Nyad's _fourth_ (!) jellyfish-plagued Cuba-to-Florida swim attempt to once again bust out Neil "Ska"-daka's contribution to the 'Z'-horror movie "Sting of Death" (one of two, actually)... Diana, major props for trying, you savvy traveler you. Next time, a head-to-toe scuba outfit, perhaps? Just don't let all those jellyfish do you...   From the sea to the air, we had "Lonely Robin" by Lascelles Perkins.  On dry land, it's Mango Jones tooling down "Coffee Street", and six feet under, you _won't_ find Prince Buster ("Hard Man fe Dead"). Not yet. From the "Ooh" to the "Voov", Sherwood's Planet embarked on an hour-long Japanese kick to make up for having missed the annual Como Park festivities of 8/19, aurally ogling sonic gems by Yasutaka Nakata (think Capsule and Perfume),  Shiina Ringo, Yukimi Nagano (think Little Dragon), The Peanuts, YMCK and more.  Cozy and the Cap'n continued the theme in hour 3 with the first of 2 J-Ska 4@4s, but then jumped over to the UK for Judge Dread's Phoenix City GotchaSKAvered selection. 'J' met 'UK' as Kagoshima's ARTS ("Authentic Rocksteady Traditional Ska") covered The Beatles, and there was time remaining after The End to slip in a little bit of our very own Frogs' UFO Crash.  Anybody back-engineer that damn thing yet?  NASA could really use one...

Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band  Rocket Ship (2:39) / 45 [Treasure Isle] >> Neil Sedaka  Do the Jellyfish (3:10) / Sting of Death [Something Weird] >> The Maytals  Hey Hey Girl (1:49) / 45 [N.D.] >> Lascelles Perkins  Lonely Robin (3:18) / 45 [Blue Beat] >> Sugar & Dandy  Time and Tide (2:26) / 45 [Carnival] >> Lord Creator a.k.a. Kentrick Patrick  King and Queen (2:56) / 45 [Randy's] >> Prince Buster  Hard Man fe Dead (3:21) / 45 [Blue Beat] > (bumper) Mutant Frogs  5 Fingers of Ska (4:01) / "It's One Of Ours" [Skankworks/IMT] >> Lynn Hope  Shocking (2:43) / 45 [Blue Beat] >> Lester Sterling  Skaramont ("Besame Mucho" (2:05) / 45 [Randy's] >> Tracey Dey  Ska Doo-Dee-Yah (2:40) / 45 [Amy] >> Rita Hovink  De Blue Blue Beat (1:56) / 45 [CNR/Moonglow] >> Mango Jones & his Orchestra  Coffee Street Ska (2:01) / Explosive New Dance Rhythm - The SKA [Vee Jay] >> Morgan Fisher & friends as "The Burtons"  MacArthur Park / "v.a." Hybrid Kids [Cherry Red] >> Mutant Frogs 60Hz. Ska (2:43) >> (Donatella) Rettore  Donatella (3:13) / 45 [Ariston] >> The Specials  Pearl's Cafe (3:07) / More Specials [Chrysalis/2Tone] >> Judge Dread  Ska Fever (2:54) / Ska'd for Life [Magnum] >> The Skatalites (ft. uncredited singers) Whole World Doing the Ska (2:24) / 45 [Treasure Isle] >> Byron Lee & the Dragonaires  Jamaica Ska (1:56) / v.a. Ska Down Jamaica [Hudson Vandam] >> The Beazers a.k.a. Chris Farlowe & the Thunderbirds  The Blue Beat (2:25) / 45 [Decca] 

(bumper) Mutant Frogs  Sherwood's Planet (3:01 / Warts 'n' all [Skankworks/IMT] >> Capsule  Han Juuryoku Ryokou (3:36) / phony phonic [Contemode] >> Perfume  Counter Attraction 3:27) / Fan Service - Bitter (dvd) [] >> YMCK  Yellow Magenta Cyan and Black (4:36) / Family Music [Usagi-Chang] >> Shiina Ringo (orchestra arr. by Takayuki Hattori)  Fly Me to Heaven (Kobori's remix) (source material: Tokyo Jihen's Toshiba/EMI release "Dai Hakken") (4:51) / [soundcloud.com] >> Shiina Ringo  Tsumi to Batsu (5:05) / Ringo Expo '08 [Toshiba/EMI] >> (bumper) Mutant Frogs  Lymedison (4:30) / "It's One Of Ours" [] >> Little Dragon  Nightlight (3:23) / Ritual Union [Peacefrog] > Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra  Perfect Future (tt) ( / [Avex] >> The Peanuts  The Sorrowful Valentino (3:57) / Dream Box 10cd [King Japan] >> m-flo loves Chara  Love to Live By (5:35) / (m-flo) CosmiColor [Rhythm Zone] >> Guernica (ft. Jun Togawa)  Ginrin wa Utau ("Bicycles Are Singing"?) (3:09) / Kaizo he no Yakuso [Yen] >> Mai Nakahara & Ai Shimizu  Ichigo Tsumi Monogatari (4:15) / cd single [Lantis] >> YMCK  Maru de Shojikimono no yo Ni (7:07) / YMCK Song Book - Songs before 8-bit [Avex]

(bumper) Mutant Frogs  One for Freetime (3:08) / Warts 'n' all [Skankworks/IMT] >> Little Tempo  Shake It Up Baby (4:03) / Super Tempo [Speedstar International] >> The Miceteeth  Paradise Bucci (4:12)  / Constant Music [P-Vine] >> Rico (ft. The Zoot)  Cleopatra (5:30) / (Rico & v.a.) Japa Rico [Phantom] >> Riddimates  Galaxy is In Oneself (4:48) / Too Much Blowing is Just Right [Ska in the World] >> (bumper) Mutant Frogs  Transkalactic (2:34) / "It's One Of Ours" [Skankworks/IMT] >> Judge Dread  Phoenix City (2:58) / Ska'd for Life [Magnum] >> Giuliano Palma & the Bluebeaters  State of the Nation (3:34) > Over My Shoulder (3:28) / Boogaloo [V2/Universal] >> Tsuyoshi Kawakami & his Moodmakers  Harlem Nocturne (3:13) / moodmakers mood [cutting edge] >> (bumper) Mutant Frogs Penguin On Vacation (4:44) / "It's One Of Ours" [Skankworks/IMT] >> ARTS  Hello Goodbye (2:51) / Skankin' Beatles (Blue)  [Geneon] The Dynamics  Land of 1000 Dances (3:59) / Version Excursions [grooveattack] >> Jeff Bowen  Day-O (2:41) / 45 [Mercury] >> Ria Bartok  Zu Schade Dafur (2:33) / "Neu!" 45 [Columbia] >> SKAndalous All Stars  The End (3:03) / Age of Insects [Shanachie] >> (time remaining!) (bumper) Mutant Frogs  (excerpt) The Great UFO Crash of '47 (1:58) / "It's One Of Ours" [Skankworks/IMT]

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 (and "Popcorn Ska" series ep!); Label: Something Weird (& Discotheque Records!)
The Maytals - Hey Hey Girl
Album: 45; Label: N.D.
Lascelles Perkins - Lonely Robin
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Sugar & Dandy (Livingstone) - Time and Tide
Album: 45; Label: Carnival
Lord Creator a.k.a. Kentrick Patrick - King and Queen
Album: 45; Label: Randy's
Prince Buster - Hard Man fe Dead
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 5 Fingers of Ska
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Lynn Hope - Shocking
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Lester Sterling - Skaramont ("Besame Mucho")
Album: 45; Label: Randy's
Tracey Dey - Ska Doo-Dee-Yah
Album: 45; Label: Amy
Rita Hovink - De Blue Blue Beat
Album: 45; Label: CNR/Moonglow
Mango Jones & his Orchestra - Coffee Street Ska
Album: Explosive New Dance Rhythm - The SKA; Label: Vee Jay
Morgan Fisher & friends as "The Burtons" - MacArthur Park
Album: "v.a." Hybrid Kids; Label: Cherry Red
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 60Hz. Ska
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(Donatella) Rettore - Donatella
Album: 45; Label: Ariston
The Specials - Pearl's Cafe
Album: More Specials; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
Judge Dread - Ska Fever
Album: Ska'd for Life; Label: Magnum
The Skatalites (ft. uncredited vocalists) - Whole World Doing the Ska
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Byron Lee & the Dragonaires - Jamaica Ska (one of 2 '60s versions Lee cut!)
Album: (Lee & v.a.) Ska Down Jamaica - The Best of Ska; Label: Hudson Vandam
The Beazers (a.k.a. Chris Farlowe & the Thunderbirds) backed by Cyril Stapleton Orchestra - The Blue Beat
Album: 45; Label: Decca
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Capsule - Han Juuryoku Ryokou
Album: phony phonic; Label: Contemode
Perfume - Counter Attraction
Album: fan service - bitter; Label: Tokuma Japan
YMCK - Yellow Magenta Cyan and Black
Album: Family Music; Label: Usagi-Chang
Shiina Ringo x Kobori - Fly Me to Heaven (Kobori's remix)
Album: online; Label: soundcloud.com
Shiina Ringo - Tsumi to Batsu (backed by Saito Neko)
Album: Ringo Expo '08; Label: Toshiba/EMI
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Lymedison
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Little Dragon - Nightlight
Album: Ritual Union; Label: Peacefrog
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Perfect Future
Album: Perfect Future; Label: Avex
The Peanuts - The Sorrowful Valentino
Album: Dream Box 10cd; Label: King Japan
m-flo loves Chara - Love to Live By
Album: (m-flo & v.a.) CosmiColor; Label: Rhythm Zone
Guernica (ft. Jun Togawa) - Ginrin wa Utau
Album: Kaizo he no Yakudo; Label: Yen
Mai Nakahara & Ai Shimizu - Ichigo Tsumi Monogatari
Album: cd single; Label: Lantis
YMCK - Maru de Shojikimono no yo Ni
Album: YMCK Song Book - Songs Before 8-bit; Label: Avex
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Little Tempo - Shake It Up Baby
Album: Super Tempo; Label: Speedstar International
the miceteeth - Paradise Bucci
Album: Constant Music; Label: P-Vine
Rico (ft. The Zoot) - Cleopatra
Album: Japa Rico; Label: Phantom
Riddimates - Galaxy Is In Oneself
Album: Too Much Blowing is Just Right; Label: Ska in the World
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Transkalactic
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Judge Dread - Phoenix City
Album: Ska'd for Life; Label: Magnum
Giuliano Palma & the Bluebeaters - State of the Nation
Album: Boogaloo; Label: V2/Universal
Giuliano Palma & the Bluebeaters - Over My Shoulder
Album: Boogaloo; Label: V2/Universal
Tsuyoshi Kawakami & his Moodmakers - Harlem Nocturne
Album: moodmakers mood; Label: cutting edge
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Penguin On Vacation
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
ARTS (Authentic Rocksteady Traditional Ska) - Hello Goodbye
Album: v.a. Skankin' Beatles (Blue); Label: Geneon
The Dynamics - Land of 1000 Dances
Album: Version Excursions; Label: grooveattack
Jeff Bowen - Day-O
Album: 45; Label: Mercury
Ria Bartok - Zu Schade Dafur
Album: "Neu!" 45; Label: Columbia
(non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - The End
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
(time remaining!) (bumper) Mutant Frogs - (excerpt) The Great UFO Crash of '47
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Air Date: 
August 23, 2012

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