9/20/2012 Rocket Ship Ska Trip

 

(9/20/12)

The "Ooh" started out this week sending one out to In Your Ear's Angie Pykonen, who'd played "I'm In the Mood for Love" on her show.  We played The Skatalites' 1983 live version from Stretching Out,  sung by Lord Tanamo, "I'm In the Mood for Ska".  1983 turns 30 next year, making Stretching older now than the band itself was when I first heard the original cassette-only release of the landmark 'Lites live session, easily qualifying it for inclusion in the Opening Oldies Hour (and 15 minutes). Remember, on the RSST each hour lasts 1hr+15min.! Also heard was trumpeter Raymond Harper's "Sea Breeze", a.k.a. "Cool Breeze", "Breeze of the West", and probably as many titles as the number of record labels the 45 wound up being released on. Now let's turn our attention to the doings around Sherwood's Planet, where we heard an "ancient voodoo tune" performed by "Biff Bailey" and his jazz combo. That combo was actually the Tubby Hayes Quintet, and the tune was lifted directly from the movie "Dr. Terror's House of Horrors". Turns out Trunk Records, in '09, released exactly 666 copies of the master "Voodoo Session" as a 45! What you heard on Sherwood's was cribbed straight from the movie, not the master studio session that was dubbed into the flick as a "live club performance".  (Now if only we could find any release of Neil Sedaka's studio master of "Do The Jellyfish" (Sting of Death)... the version on the Popcorn Ska 7" was lifted straight from the movie!)  Sherwood's other notable lift directly from a movie was Les Baxter's end title from "X - The Man with the X-Ray Eyes".  Ready for The Home Stretch? The Skatalites GotchaSKAvered this week with their 1983 take of Guns Of Navarone from the live Stretching Out. At the top of 5am, we made up for the complete lack of a 5@5 last week with a 5(x2)@5 this week... 5 Twin Cities ska bands (The Prizefighters, Secondhand Ska Kings, P. Lacquers, The Jinkies and Umbrella Bed), 2 songs apiece. Then we threw in 2 by a 6th local ska band (The Contenders) after that! Two Slackers songs (Triple Rock!! This Friday 9/21!!) found their way into the Home Stretch before The End as well. Missing in action for the whole 4-hour tour?  None other than Shiina Ringo!  We'll rectify that next week... promise.

 

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
The Skatalites (live!) - I'm in the Mood for Ska (3:08)
Album: Stretching Out; Label: ROIR
Roland Alphonso - Something Special (3:26)
Album: something special:ska hot shots; Label: Heartbeat/Studio 1
Dawn Penn - Long Day Short Night (3:45)
Album: 45; Label: Prince Buster
Delroy Wilson - One Two Three (2:23)
Album: 45; Label: Island
Raymond Harper - Sea Breeze (2:19)
Album: 45; Label: Island
Yvonne Harrison - The Chase (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Caltone
The Techniques - I Love You (2:28)
Album: Little Did You Know; Label: Treasure Isle
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 60Hz. Ska (2:43)
Album: "It'a One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Soul Bros. - Mr. Kiss a Bang Bang (3:11)
Album: v.a. Studio One Rude Boy; Label: Soul Jazz/Studio 1
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - We'll Keep You Posted ( :45)
Album: "It'a One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Robert Marley - Do You Still Love Me (2:29)
Album: 45; Label: Beverley's
Roy Richards - Warm and Tender Ska (2:57)
Album: 45; Label: Coxsone
Derrick & Naomi - I Wish I Were an Apple (2:30)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
Lord Creator a.k.a. Kentrick Patrick - King and Queen (2:56)
Album: 45; Label: Randy's
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 5 Fingers of Ska (4:01)
Album: "It'a One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Delkins - Isabell (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Stampede
Buster's All Stars - Devil's Daffodil (2:21)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
The Special A.K.A. - Gangsters (2:45)
Album: 45; Label: 2Tone
The Rockin' Rebels - Bongo Blue Beat (1:48)
Album: 45; Label: Stork
Morgan Fisher & friends as "The Burtons" - MacArthur Park (3:02)
Album: "v.a." Hybrid Kids; Label: Cherry Red
(Donatella) Rettore - Donatella (3:13)
Album: 45; Label: Ariston
Lou & the Hollywood Bananas - Kingston Kingston (3:03)
Album: Bonjour la France vol. 2 v.a.; Label: BR Music
The Bodysnatchers - Easy Life (3:10)
Album: 45; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
Plastic Bertrand - Dance Dance (3:36)
Album: Ca Plane pour Moi; Label: Sire
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet (3:01)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Tubby Hayes Quintet (as "The Biff Bailey Combo") - unidentified "ancient voodoo tune" (since titled "Voodoo Session") (3:08)
Album: (movie) Dr. Terror's House of Horrors; Label: Amicus
John Evans & the Big Band (really Francis Bay) - The Peanut Vendor (4:24)
Album: Percussive Sound of the Big Band; Label: Directional Sound
Gichy Dan's Beachwood #9 - Laissez Faire (5:26)
Album: s-t; Label: RCA
Yukihiro Takahashi - Curtains (3:36)
Album: Neuromantic; Label: Alfa
Haruomi Hosono & UA (I still think it's "ooh-aah") - Yumemiru Yakusoku (3:18)
Album: our music 4; Label: Fuji TV
(Bebu) Silvetti (went by last name) - A Smile at Dawn (4:57)
Album: Spring Rain; Label: Salsoul
Yellow Magic Orchestra - Simoon (6:15)
Album: s-t; Label: Restless/Alfa
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Lymedison (4:30)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Lalo Schifrin - Danger (2:39)
Album: Music from Mission: Impossible; Label: Dot
Pucho & the Latin Soul Brothers - The Groover (3:16)
Album: Saffron and Soul; Label: Prestige
Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass - Wade in the Water (3:05)
Album: ...Sounds Like...; Label: A&M
Arthur Lyman - Polynesia (2:59)
Album: Polynesia; Label: hifi/Life
Combustible Edison - Vertigogo (5:31)
Album: sdtk. Four Rooms; Label: Elektra
Toru Arima & his Cuban Noche - Azuma Hakkei (2:53)
Album: T. Arima's Japanese Melody; Label: Teichiku
Capsule - Oyasumi (3:50)
Album: Plastic Girl; Label: Yamaha
Modern Jazz Quartet - Walkin' Stomp (4:46)
Album: Plastic Dreams; Label: Atlantic
Les Baxter - (end title) The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (3:06)
Album: (movie) The Man with the X-Ray Eyes; Label: MGM
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Lunar Lily Pad (3:01)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime (3:08)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Skatalites (live!) - Guns of Navarone (4:42)
Album: Stretching Out; Label: ROIR
Prince Fatty & the Mutant Hifi - Black Powder (3:38)
Album: Return of Gringo!; Label: Mr. Bongo
Prince Fatty & the Mutant Hifi - Plague of Locusts (3:11)
Album: Return of Gringo!; Label: Mr. Bongo
Little Tempo - Shake It Up Baby (4:03)
Album: Super Tempo; Label: Speedstar International
The Miceteeth - Sleep on Steps (2:53)
Album: cd single; Label: JVC
Skapontas - Key Hole (4:35)
Album: Sorairo; Label: Victor
The Determinations - When I Get a Low (4:12)
Album: 45; Label: Zion
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Penguin On Vacation (4:41)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Prizefighters - Before Tonight (3:27)
Album: Follow My Sound; Label: s-r
The Prizefighters - Brujeria (3:53)
Album: Follow My Sound; Label: s-r
Secondhand Ska Kings - Good Dog All Day (3:33)
Album: Cocktails before Funerals; Label: s-r
The P. Lacquers - Woodpiles (3:49)
Album: Awkward Party; Label: s-r
Secondhand Ska Kings - 400 Miles (4:32)
Album: Cocktails before Funerals; Label: s-r
The P. Lacquers - When the Moon Comes Out Today (3:08)
Album: Awkward Party; Label: s-r
The Jinkies - Success (3:41)
Album: s-t; Label: Kingpin
The Jinkies - Alex's Glasses (3:32)
Album: s-t; Label: Kingpin
Umbrella Bed - Pull Tab Genius (2:23)
Album: Last Band Standing; Label: Mad Butcher
Umbrella Bed - B.I.R.(2:41)
Album: Last Band Standing; Label: Mad Butcher
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Pro-Pleasure Gas (Capt. 2much Freetime's Ska Mutation) (3:17)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Contenders - Fifteen Sixty One (4:19)
Album: Welcome to the Waking World; Label: Say Explosion
The Contenders - Don't Shoot Me (2:09)
Album: Welcome to the Waking World; Label: Say Explosion
The Slackers - Bo Evil (3:00)
Album: The Great Rocksteady Swindle; Label: Hellcat
The Slackers - Daddy (3:09)
Album: The Great Rocksteady Swindle; Label: Hellcat
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (excerpt) Transkalactic ( :27)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - The End (3:03)
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
September 20, 2012

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