10/4/2012 Rocket Ship Ska Trip



Wow, over 3 weeks late with these re-caps... I'm playing catchup because I mustard! ( ...gro-o-o-a-nnn... )  So let's start from the Home Stretch and work our way back!  The GotchaSKAvered Ska Cover-of-the-Month Club Selection for October is Latin Goes Ska, which started out life in Mexico as "Pachito E Che", a massive tune in the late '40s for Perez Prado and Beny More, Cubans living in Mexico City at the time. It was The Skatalites in 1964 who cut the first ska version, retitling it "Latin Goes Ska", and The Skatalites again who played the live version we hear here, from the expansive "Stretching Out" early '80s reunion sessions on ROIR, the first version this dj ever heard.  The 5@5 featured Beatles covers a la ska (but not frozen!), which was followed up with goodies from The Slackers, The Selecter, Proyecto Secreto and Runa Miyoshida from her Ska Flavor series of cd releases. Sherwood aired Hal Blaine's psychedelically percussive October cut, "Inner Space" before unleashing the delightful Copter4016882 to flit around under the Starview Dome, mingling with floating skassengers, and if you looked thru the dome, you could see Capsule's "Space Station no.9" whizzing by. Also in the house: YMCK, sandwiched between Cal Tjader and Tito Puente on the playlist! Ooooh, and in the "Ooh", the Cap'n & Cozy featured a fabulous mix of original ska, rocksteady, 2Tone-era and lost-decade stuff. Jackie Opel, Byron Lee, The Renegades, Prince Buster and Plastic Bertrand (on a Buster riddim!) made an appearance. Ooooh!

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Jackie Opel - Say Say Business (2:34)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
Owen & Leon - All Day Long (2:49)
Album: 45; Label: Dutchess
C. Hyman - The Ska is Movin' On (1:55)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
The Melodians - It Comes and Goes (2:35)
Album: 45; Label: Links, also FAB
Clive & Naomi - Down Down (2:30)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Roland Alphonso - Something Special (3:24)
Album: something special:ska hot shots; Label: Heartbeat/Studio 1
(bumper) Carr/ McWheele Orchestra - (custom bumper-timed edit, or CBTE) Time Beings (2:00)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Pioneers - Give Up (2:46)
Album: 45; Label: Caltone
Buster's Group - Baby Face Nelson (2:30)
Album: 45; Label: Buster Wild Bells
The Diplomats w/ Lyn Taitt Band - Meet Me at the Corner (2:11)
Album: 45; Label: Caltone
Andy & Joey - Love Your Company (2:54)
Album: 45; Label: C and N
Denise Darlington - War No Right (2:16)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
Byron Lee & the Dragonaires - Ska-De-Wah (2:04)
Album: v.a. Dynamite Ska 2; Label: Jamaican Gold
Byron Lee & the Dragonaires - Joy Ride (2:31)
Album: v.a. Dynamite Ska 2; Label: Jamaican Gold
Mighty Vikings - Running Water (2:43)
Album: 45; Label: Wincox
The Skatalites (ft. uncredited vox.) - Whole World Doing the Ska (2:24)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Prince Buster - Ganja Plant (3:28)
Album: 45; Label: FAB
Lloyd Charmers - Dollars and Bonds (2:40)
Album: 45; Label: Bullet
Henry Buckley - Beware of All Those Rude Boys (2:14)
Album: 45; Label: Merritone
The Renegades - Mr. Hops (2:40)
Album: 45; Label: Merritone
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Perception (3:09)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Don Drummond - The Rocket (3:08)
Album: 45; Label: Island
Fabulous Poodles - Toy Town People (2:04)
Album: Unsuitable; Label: Pye
Plastic Bertrand - Dance Dance (3:36)
Album: Ca Plane pour Moi; Label: Sire
Lou & the Hollywood Bananas - Kingston Kingston (3:03)
Album: Bonjour la France vol. 2; Label: BR Music
(Donatella) Rettore - Donatella (3:13)
Album: 45; Label: Ariston
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Greenhenge (2:55)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet (3:01)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Hal Blaine - Inner Space (October) (2:18)
Album: Psychedelic Percussion; Label: Dunhill/Harkit
Copter4016882 - Psychedelic Password (2:06)
Album: Killer Pulse; Label: Bad News
Copter4016882 - Drop of Water (2:32)
Album: Perfect Joke; Label: contemode
Capsule - Space Station no. 9 (4:22)
Album: Nexus 2060; Label: contemode
Oliver Nelson - Skull Session (5:59)
Album: Skull Session; Label: Flying Dutchman
Anna Calvi - Rider to the Sea (2:38)
Album: s-t; Label: Domino
The Ventures - War of the Satellites (1:58)
Album: ...In Space; Label: Dolton/EMI
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Interstellar Teakettle (3:37)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Margot Blanche - Material Love (4:47)
Album: Pages In My Diary; Label: Oriole
Dizzy Gillespie - In The Land of Oo-Bla-Dee (2:35)
Album: The Dizzy Gillespie Story 4cd box; Label: Proper
Berthe Wilke - Tivoli Nights (3:01)
Album: (movie) Reptilicus; Label: MGM Midnite Movies dvd
Blue Stingrays (a.k.a. Tom Petty's Heartbreakers undercover!) - Monsoon (3:03)
Album: Surf-n-Burn; Label: Epitone
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - The Scene Tomorrow (4:56)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Jimmie Haskell - Rockin' in the Orbit (1:50)
Album: Count Down!; Label: Imperial
The Shadows - Man of Mystery (2:01)
Album: The Original Chart Hits 1960-1980; Label: EMI
Cal Tjader - Cool (3:52)
Album: Greatest Hits; Label: Fantasy
YMCK - Kira Kira (4:08)
Album: Family Racing; Label: Usagi-Chang
Tito Puente - Night of the Headhunters (3:08)
Album: Tambo; Label: RCA
Senor Coconut - Oxygene Pt. 2 (3:34)
Album: Fiesta Songs; Label: Emperor Norton
Tokyo Jihen - Keshou Naoshi (live) (6:07)
Album: Domestic Virgin Line (unreleased concert video); Label: You Tube
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime (twice while we yakked'n'yakked!) (3:08 x 2)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Skatalites - Latin Goes Ska (live) (6:01)
Album: Stretching Out; Label: ROIR
Giuliano Palma & the Bluebeaters - Coming In from the Cold (live)(ft. Bunna) (4:13)
Album: The Wonderful Live; Label: V2/Universal
Proyecto Secreto - Olvida Todo (2:46)
Album: Jamaica 69; Label: Zephyrus
K-Mob - Fistful of Satisfaction (4:42)
Album: Cushdy; Label: Grover
Gramophone All Stars - Sir Duke (4:11)
Album: Levitant a la Deriva; Label: Ernie B
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Ghost from the Future
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Skapontas - I Want to Hold Your Hand (3:52)
Album: One Shot Trip; Label: Victor Japan
Easy Star All Stars - She's Leaving Home (3:07)
Album: Easy Star's Lonely Hearts Dub Band; Label: Easy Star
Giuliano Palma & the Bluebeaters - I'll Get You (4:11)
Album: Boogaloo; Label: V2/Universal
The Skeatles - Ob-La-Di, Ob-La Da (live)
Album: unrl. (live @ Il Mondo del Silo); Label: You Tube
Ringo Ska - I Will (2:59)
Album: Betolzkahitoparat; Label: Pork Pie
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Flying Frog Foo (4:45)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Skatalites - Eastern Standard Time (live) (4:01)
Album: Stretching Out; Label: ROIR
Phoenix City All Stars - The Prince (3:07)
Album: Two Tone Gone Ska; Label: s-r
The Slackers - The Letter (2:36)
Album: The Radio; Label: Whatevski
Gichy Dan's Beachwood #9 - Winter on Riverside Drive (4:54)
Album: s-t; Label: RCA
Prince Fatty meets the Mutant Hifi - The Good The Vlad and The Ugly (2:55)
Album: Return of Gringo; Label: Mr. Bongo
After Hours - Let's Try It Again (4:28)
Album: The Trouble with Those Guys is...; Label: Jump Up
Runa Miyoshida - No. 1 (4:18)
Album: Ska Flavor No. 1; Label: Daiki Sound
The Selecter - Deep Water (4:08)
Album: Celebrate the Bullet; Label: Chrysalis
The Skalars - Change Up (2:28)
Album: Change Up; Label: Moon Ska
SKAndalous All Stars - The End (3:08)
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
October 4, 2012

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