9/6/2012 Rocket Ship Ska Trip

 

(9/6/12)

 Watta debut! The RSST kisses the 3-hour tour goodbye (with a little help from The Upsetters... na-na-hey-hey) as we inaugurated our new 4-hour tour, now chasing Sherwood's Planet down an extremely-fast subquantum wormhole some 650 million light-years across the universe to a 3-way intergalactic traffic accident vaguely resembling Tinkerbell! Taking this hyper-fast warp lane (not "war plane") oddly enough added only 15min. to our trip, and a bucket of extra tunes to our "Ooh" playlist... including another old Upsetters scorcher called "So Bad"...  so badass! It joins longtime ska faves by The Skatalites (both sides of the Kildare/Sucu 45), Sir Lord Comic ("Ska-ing West"), Buster's All Stars (an earlier take of the same tune titled "Driving West") Justin Hinds, Carlos Malcolm and more to pack a jam-packed hour+15min. "hour"!

 At the other end of the warp lane (again, not "war plane"), Sherwood's serving up some Martian coffee (imported all the way from our solar system by one Andre Popp ;^)) ...should go good with whatever it is Teddy Mertens is passing aroud! If you've got the munchies afterwards, try some of Herb Alpert's "Tangerine".  The psychedelically percussive "Soulful (September)" by Hal Blaine gets Sherwood's party launched, and eventually Emerson, Lake & Palmer show up in a "Tank"! Yeah, drive THAT thing around under our Starview Dome, will ya! Oh, well, at least there's no war planes...  (not "warp lanes" ...we've got those!)  Tokyo Jihen, Perez Prado and "The Outlaw" Joe Chambers also turn up in this week's Voov... but, back through the warp lane (not "war plane"!)...

 GotchaSKAvered now precedes what's become the 5@5 in what's now "The Home Stretch"... and the GotchaSKAvered Ska Cover-of-the-Month selection for September is... (the envelope, please... )   ...r-r-rip... "Guns of Navarone"!  This week, a new big band outa Ska-alifornia does the honors. Western Standard Time (previously the name of a Roy Richards 45 on Studio 1) has released their debut "Big Band Tribute to the Skatalites" and we'll be hearing more from these guys in future weeks! The 5:00 5-in-a-row this time goes "2 Tone International" ...late-'70s/early'80s Ska from Italy (Donatella Rettore), Belgium (Lou & the Hollywood Bananas), Japan (Yellow Magic Orchestra), England (The Planets) and, uh, England (Morgan Fisher's Hybrid Kids). Hey, it was another excuse to play MacArthur Park, right? Couldn't pass that up, even if it was pre-2Tone by about half a year...

 

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
The Upsetters - Na Na Hey Hey (4:03)
Album: 45; Label: Upsetter
Baba Brooks & Drumbago's Orchestra - Night Food Ska (2:44)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
The Skatalites - Dr. Kildare (2:25)
Album: 45; Label: Island
The Skatalites - Sucu Sucu (2:12)
Album: 45; Label: Island
Raymond Harper - Safari (3:06)
Album: 45; Label: Doctor Bird
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - The Astro 'Gator (3:35)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
King Stitt & Owen Gray - On the Beach (2:50)
Album: (Stitt & v.a.) Dance Hall '63; Label: Studio 1
U-Roy & The Paragons - On the Beach (2:37)
Album: (U-Roy & v.a.) Version Galore; Label: Trojan
Tommy McCook - Ska Ba (2:55)
Album: Tribute to Tommy; Label: Heartbeat/Studio 1
Sir Lord Comic & his Cowboys - Ska-ing West (3:05)
Album: v.a. Rough & Tough - The Story of Ska 1962-1966; Label: Trojan
Myrtle K. Hilo - Lover's Prayer (2:35)
Album: v.a. Incredibly Strange Music vol. 2; Label: Asphodel/REsearch
Cavaliers Orchestra - I Man (2:42)
Album: 45; Label: Randy's
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Ska Bump (3:31)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Buster's All Stars - Driving West (3:00)
Album: 45; Label: Wildbells
Edwards All Stars - North Coast (2:56)
Album: 45; Label: Rio
Justin Hinds & the Dominoes - (most of) The Higher the Monkey Climbs (2:48)
Album: Ska Uprising; Label: Trojan
Derrick Harriott - (most of) Monkey Ska (2:09)
Album: v.a. Monkey Ska; Label: Trojan
Carlos Malcolm & his Afro-Jamaican Rhythms - Monkey Man Ska (2:01)
Album: The Royal Ska; Label: Jamaican Gold
Lord Brynner - Teach the Ska (3:57)
Album: v.a. Ska Authentic vol. 1; Label: Studio 1
Dawn Penn - Long Day Short Night (3:45)
Album: 45; Label: Prince Buster
The Upsetters - So Bad (2:26)
Album: 45; Label: Rio
The Renegades - Mr. Hops (2:40)
Album: 45; Label: Merritone
Byron Lee & the Dragonaires - Jamaica Ska (2:27)
Album: 45; Label: Kentone
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - The Cosmic Background Wakes Up
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet (3:01)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Hal Blaine - Soulful (September) (2:21)
Album: Psychedelic Percussion; Label: Dunhill/Harkit
Astro Age Steel Orchestra - Love in Gas Music (5:27)
Album: Happy Living - Gas Music from Earth; Label: Sony Japan
Tokyo Jihen - Konya wa Karasawagi (3:40)
Album: Color Bars; Label: Toshiba/EMI
Teddy Mertens & his Orchestra - Marijuana Brass (2:10)
Album: v.a. Another Crazy Cocktail Party; Label: RCA
Andre Popp - La Java Martienne (2:57)
Album: Delirium in Hi-Fi; Label: Basta
Emerson Lake & Palmer - Tank (5:06)
Album: Works; Label: Atlantic
Teddy Charles - Scheherezade Blue (4:44)
Album: Russia Goes Jazz; Label: UA
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Ocean Moon (5:05)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Fania All Stars - I'll See You Again (4:39)
Album: Delicate and Jumpy; Label: Columbia
Xavier Cugat - Arrivaderci, Roma (2:31)
Album: Waltzes... but by Cugat!; Label: Columbia
Joe Chambers - The Outlaw (7:12)
Album: The Outlaw; Label: Savant
Perez Prado - Desconfianza (3:16)
Album: Havana, 3 a.m.; Label: RCA
Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass - Tangerine (2:44)
Album: A&M 25th Anniversary Classics volume 1; Label: A&M
Hugo Montenegro - Jo Jo's Torch Thing (2:23)
Album: (tv sdtk.) The Man from UNCLE ; Label: RCA
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Use Evolving Door (2:49)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mutant Frogs - Calamari Galaxy (3:05)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Steve Turre - In a Sentimental Mood (8:26)
Album: s-t ; Label: Verve
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime (3:08)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Western Standard Time - Guns of Navarone (4:11)
Album: Big Band Tribute to The Skatalites; Label: ?
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - You'll Never Walk Alone (4:00)
Album: Paradise Blue; Label: Avex
The Drastics - Here Comes the Bass/Earl Warren (7:30)
Album: 12" and online single; Label: s-r/myspace/Happy as a Lark
The Fenicians - Sweet Honey Bee (5:29)
Album: demo; Label: s-r/myspace
SKAndalous All Stars - Waiting for the End (2:48)
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Hang Tight (2:40)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(Donatella) Rettore - Donatella
Album: 45; Label: Ariston
Yellow Magic Orchestra - Multiplies (2:56)
Album: xoo Multiplies; Label: A&M
Lou & the Hollywood Bananas - Jericho (3:13)
Album: Best of...; Label: Ariola
The Planets - Follow the Leader (2:35)
Album: Spot; Label: Rialto
Morgan Fisher & friends as "The Burtons" - MacArthur Park
Album: "v.a." Hybrid Kids; Label: Cherry Red
The English Beat - Jeanette (4:09)
Album: The Complete Beat; Label: Go Feet/SHOUT Factory
ARTS - Radio Junk (3:36)
Album: Discover the Ska!; Label: Geneon
Casino Royale - Skaravan Petrol (3:54)
Album: 45; Label: Kono
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - ('bout half of) Cassini at Titan (5:00)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Open Season - Elephant Walk (6:08)
Album: Hot and Fire; Label: Megalith
Gichy Dan's Beachwood #9 - Young Hearts (5:06)
Album: s-t; Label: RCA
Mungo's Hi-Fi - Bad Bad Boy (ft. Soom T) (4:12)
Album: Forward Ever; Label: Scotch Bonnet
Delroy Wilson & Slim Smith - Look Who's Back Again (2:42)
Album: 45; Label: ?
Fishbone - Unyielding Conditioning (4:43)
Album: Give a Monkey a Brain and He'll Swear He's the Center of the Universe; Label: Columbia
SKAndalous All Stars - The End (3:03)
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
September 6, 2012

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