8/30/2012 Rocket Ship Ska Trip

 

 

_(8/30/12)_
 
Wotta show this week... our final 3-hour tour (the RSST 4-hour tour begins next week!!!) debuts a Don Drummond oldie, "The Rocket", on these airwaves (and boy, does the mere existence of THAT ever explain a thing or two to me... ), and we introduce your ears to three pre-2Tone cuts from '78, including "Dance Dance", a Plastic Bertrand number modeled on Prince Buster's notorious "10 Commandments".  This after Byron Lee's "Jamaica Ska" was presaged by R&Ber Marv Johnson's "Come On and Stop", a don't-be-cheatin' song to both partners. Sherwood saluted the newly-late Neil Armstrong, Drain-style, with "A Bunch of Guys About to Turn Blue"... fly in peace, Neil. An all-Skapanese 4@4 led into a GotchaSKAvered rule loophole, as Roland Alphonso's original "Phoenix City" is in fact a cover, however radically reworked, of Mongo Santamaria's "Hammer Head". Whack, whack!  Take us to space, Tommy!
 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band  Rocket Ship (2:39) / 45 [Treasure Isle] >> Don Drummond  The Rocket (3:08) / 45 [Island] >> Marv Johnson  Come On and Stop (2:10) / 45 [UA] >> Byron Lee & the Dragonaires  Jamaica Ska (2:27) / 45 [Kentone] >> Prince Buster  To Be Loved (3:08) / 45 [Blue Beat] >> Henry Buckley  Beware of All Those Rude Boys (2:14) / 45 [Merritone] >> The Renegades  Mr. Hops (2:40) / 45 [Merritone] >> (bumper) Mutant Frogs  Perception (3:09) / unrl. [Skankworks/IMT] >> The Gaylads  Gal and Boy (2:27) / 45 [C and N] >> Tracey Dey  Ska Doo Dee Yah (2:40) / 45 [Amy] >> Al Barry & the Cimarrons  Morning Sun (2:53) / 45 [] >> Plastic Bertrand  Dance Dance (3:36) / Ca Plane pour Moi [Sire] >> Fabulous Poodles  Toy Town People (2:04) / Unsuitable [Pye] >> Lou & the Hollywood Bananas  Kingston Kingston (3:03) / v.a. Bonjour la France vol. 2 [] >> French Ska Ska  Strange Ska (3:28) / (bumper) Mutant Frogs  Flying Frog Foo (4:44) / unrl. [Skankworks/IMT] >> The English Beat  Ranking Full Stop (Peel session version) (2:59) / The Complete Beat 5cd box [Go Feet/SHOUT Factory] >> The Locomotive  Rudy's in Love (3:06) / 45 [Parlophone] >> The Selecter  My Collie (Not a Dog) () / Too Much Pressure [Chrysalis/2Tone] >> (bumper) Mutant Frogs Greenhenge (2:55) / unrl. [Skankworks/IMT]
 
(bumper) Mutant Frogs  Sherwood's Planet (3:01) / Warts 'n' all [Skankworks/IMT] Cal Tjader  Mi China (2:15) > Close Your Eyes (3:11) / [] >> Brian Bennett  Ocean Glide (4:15) / Voyage - a journey into discoid funk [DJM] >> Drain  A Bunch of Guys About to Turn Blue (3:27) / Offspeed and In There [Trance Syndicate] >> *Tokyo Jihen  Tadanaranu Kankei ("And the Beat Goes On") (3:02) Shinya Waku [Toshiba/EMI] >> (bumper) Mutant Frogs  Interstellar Teakettle (3:36) / unrl. [Skankworks/IMT] Fred Katz  Mate'Ka (6:35) / Folk Songs for Far-Out Folk [WB/Reboot] >> Godley & Creme  Foreign Accents (4:36) / L [Polydor] >> Nino Nardini & Roger Roger  Murmuring Leaves (2:51) /  Jungle Obsession  [] >> Astro Age Steel Orchestra  Love in Gas Music (5:57) / Happy Living - Gas Music from Earth [Sony] >> (bumper) Mutant Frogs  Ocean Moon (5:05) / Warts 'n' all [Skankworks/IMT] >> Serani Poji  Goodbye My Sweet Strawberry (4:41) / Ochamekan [] >> Sandro Brugnolini  Roxy (3:29) / Overground [Cinedelic] >> Senor Coconut  Pinball Cha Cha (3:39) / Around the World with... [essay/Nacional]
 
(bumper) Mutant Frogs  One for Freetime [] >> Miyuki Hatakeyama with Asa Chang & his Blue Hats  Kimi Koichi (4:31) / live pv from Fuji Rock Festival 6/15/07 / [Avex] >> A Million Bamboo  Kaika (4:31) / Take no Yu [Emushijeiipi/Island Japan] >> Cool Wise Men  Lion Dance (4:36) / Faith [Galactic] >> Mule Train  Buzra Ahead (3:58) / 45 [Lamb Star] >> GotchaSKAvered:  Roland Alphonso & the Soul Bros. Phoenix City () / 45 [] >> Madness & Ian Dury  Drip Fed Fred (The Conspiracy Mix) (4:09) / 12" [Virgin] >> Moon Hop  Cheek to Cheek (5:00) > End of Sinai (5:03) / (both) "Welcome Back to the Moon" [Patate] >> Kingston Kitchen  You Make Me Sing (4:14) / Today's Special [Megalith] >> Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra > Donald Fagen  (2 ver. of) Walk Between Raindrops (3:34) & (2:38) / (1.) Wild Peace Tour Final at Saitama Super Arena [Avex] > (2.) The Nightfly [WB] >> The Skatalites  New York Minute () / On the Right Track [AIM] >> Giuliano Palma & the Bluebeaters  Show Me the Way (4:27) / Boogaloo [V2/Universal] >> Sammy Ismay & Baba Brooks Band  Cocktails for Two (2:52) / v.a. King Size Ska [Trojan] >> (non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars  (excerpt) The End (2:00) / Age of Insects [Shanachie]
Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Don Drummond - The Rocket
Album: 45; Label: Rolando & Powie
Marv Johnson - Come On and Stop
Album: 45; Label: UA
Byron Lee & the Dragonaires - Jamaica Ska
Album: 45; Label: Kentone
Prince Buster - To Be Loved
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Henry Buckley - Beware of All Those Rude Boys
Album: 45; Label: Merritone
The Renegades - Mr. Hops
Album: 45; Label: Merritone
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Perception
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Gaylads - Gal and Boy
Album: 45; Label: C and N
Tracey Dey - Ska Doo Dee Yah
Album: 45; Label: Amy
Al Barry & the Cimarrons - Morning Sun
Album: 45; Label: Doctor Bird
Plastic Bertrand - Dance Dance
Album: Ca Plane pour Moi; Label: Sire
Fabulous Poodles - Toy Town People
Album: Unsuitable; Label: Pye
Lou & the Hollywood Bananas - Kingston Kingston
Album: v.a. Bonjour la France vol. 2; Label: BR Music
French Ska Ska - Strange Ska
Album: 45; Label: Lyrion
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Flying Frog Foo
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The English Beat - Rankiing Full Stop (Peel session version)
Album: The Complete Beat 5cd box; Label: Go Feet/SHOUT Factory
The Locomotive - Rudy's in Love
Album: 45; Label: Parlophone
The Selecter - My Collie (Not a Dog)
Album: Too Much Pressure ; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Greenhenge
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Cal Tjader - Mi China
Album: Black Orchid; Label: Fantasy
Cal Tjader - Close Your Eyes
Album: Black Orchid; Label: Fantasy
Brian Bennett - Ocean Glide
Album: Voyage - a journey into discoid funk; Label:
Drain - A Bunch of Guys About to Turn Blue
Album: Offspeed and In There; Label: Trance Syndicate
*Tokyo Jihen - Tadanaranu Kankei
Album: pv and b-side anthology "Shinya Waku"; Label: Toshiba/EMI
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Interstellar Teakettle
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Fred Katz - Mate'Ka
Album: Folk Songs for Far-Out Folk; Label: WB/Reboot
Godley & Creme - Foreign Accents
Album: L; Label: Polydor
Nino Nardini & Roger Roger - Murmuring Leaves
Album: Jungle Obsession; Label: Crea Sound
Astro Age Steel Orchestra - Love in Gas Music
Album: Happy Living - Gas Music from Earth ; Label: Sony Japan
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Ocean Moon
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Serani Poji - Goodbye My Sweet Strawberry
Album: Ochamekan; Label: Wave Master
Sandro Brugnolini - Roxy
Album: Overground; Label: Cinedelic
Senor Coconut - Pinball Cha Cha
Album: Around the World with... ; Label: essay/Nacional
(bumper) Mutant Frogs -
Album: ; Label:
Miyuki Hatakeyama with Asa Chang & his Blue Hats - Kimi Koichi
Album: live pv from Fuji Rock Festival 6/15/07; Label: Avex
A Million Bamboo - Kaika
Album: Take no Yu; Label: Emushijeiipi/Island Japan
Cool Wise Men - Lion Dance
Album: Faith ; Label: Galactic
Mule Train - Buzra Ahead
Album: 45; Label: Lamb Star
Roland Alphonso & the Soul Bros. - Phoenix City
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
Madness & Ian Dury - Drip Fed Fred (Conspiracy Mix)
Album: cd single; Label: Virgin
Moon Hop - Cheek to Cheek
Album: "Welcome Back to the Moon"; Label: Patate
Kingston Kitchen (Dr. Ring Ding meets Rotterdam Ska-Jazz Foundation - You Make Me Sing
Album: Today's Special; Label: Megalith
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Walk Between Raindrops
Album: Wild Peace Tour Final at Saitama Super Arena; Label: Avex
Donald Fagen - Walk Between Raindrops
Album: The Nightfly; Label: WB
The Skatalites - New York Minute
Album: On the Right Track; Label: AIM Roots Explorer Series
Giuliano Palma & the Bluebeaters - Show Me the Way
Album: Boogaloo ; Label: V2/Universal
Sammy Ismay & Baba Brooks Band - Cocktails for Two
Album: v.a. King Size Ska; Label: Trojan
(non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - (excerpt) The End
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
August 30, 2012

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