10/18/2012 Rocket Ship Ska Trip

 

 

10/18 in a nutshell…

Starting again in the Home Stretch, our old friend Pachito (“Latin Goes Ska”) followed The Skatalites into the studio for the Island Jamaica Jazz remake that turns up on the Ball of Fire cd. That kicks off an all-Island Jamaica Jazz-label set that took us up to just past 5, in time for an unusual 5@5:05… late-period 2Tone-label punk funk, rap and disco featuring The Apollinaires, The Higsons, Special AKAwith Rhoda Dakar, The Friday Club and some outfit called JB’s Allstars!(Actually, that’s drummer John Bradbury after stepping out from The Specials.) A good wacky vibe took over in the runup to 6am… songs like “Kid-Nap, the Dreamer”, “One-Eyed Lodger” and “The Nurse” figure into the mix. Sherwood peppered his middle segment with a few recent Latin big-band stretch-outs including Clare Fischer’s 9:40 orchestration of Cal Tjader’s “Guarabe”, and this week’s Planet opened and closed with a dose of Shiina Ringo. Are you feelin’ a change in the air? The “Ooh” featured back-to-back Jamaica Skas. What more could you ask? Glad you asked. Howzabout Buster’s All Stars and all their Mules? I count at least eight… enough to make a train!

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Carlos Malcolm & his Afro-Jamaican Rhythms - Skamania (6:10)
Album: The Royal Ska; Label: Jamaican Gold
Owen Gray - Mash It! Pts. 1 & 2 (4:09)
Album: v.a. Jamaican R&B 3cd box set; Label: Trojan
Laurel Aitken - Lucille (3:40)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Lord Brynner - Teach the Ska (3:57)
Album: (skatalites & v.a.) Ska Authentic vol. 1; Label: Studio 1
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 60Hz. ska (2:43)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Muskyteers a.k.a. The Silvertones - Kiddy-O (2:58)
Album: (Lee Perry & v.a.) The Upsetter; Label: Trojan
The Techniques - I Love You (2:28)
Album: Little Did You Know; Label: Treasure Isle
Cecil Lloyd & Roland Alphonso - Oceans 11 (3:40)
Album: v.a. All Star Top Hits; Label: Coxsone
West Side Symphony Steel Orchestra - Jamaica Ska (2:55)
Album: v.a. Tiger Goes Calypso; Label: Esso
Byron Lee & the Dragonaires - Jamaica Ska (2:27)
Album: 45; Label: Kentone
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 5 Fingers of Ska (4:01)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Roland Alphonso - If I Were a Bell (2:29)
Album: 45; Label: DDarling
The Renegades - Mr. Hops (2:40)
Album: 45; Label: Merritone
Henry Buckley - Beware of All Those Rude Boys (2:14)
Album: 45; Label: Merritone
Al Barry & the Cimarrons - Morning Sun (2:54)
Album: 45; Label: Doctor Bird
Ken Boothe - Danger Zone (2:41)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Transkalactic (2:34)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Sir Harry - Hee Cup (2:11)
Album: 45; Label: Crab
Buster's All Stars - Mules, Mules, Mules, Mules (2:52)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Mighty Vikings - Up and Down (2:30)
Album: 45; Label: Caribou
Roy Richards - Double Trouble (2:56)
Album: 45; Label: Island
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet (3:01)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Soil & "Pimp" Sessions ft. Shiina Ringo - My Foolish Heart (Crazy in Shibuya) (4:36)
Album: online single; Label: iTunes Japan
Nino Nardini & Roger Roger - Murmuring Leaves (2:51)
Album: Jungle Obsession; Label: Crea Sound
Johnny Pate - Constant Wind (4:25)
Album: Outrageous; Label: MGM
Mario Bauza & his Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra - Lucumi (7:43)
Album: 944 Columbus; Label: messidor
Clare Fischer & his Latin Jazz Big Band - Guarabe (9:40)
Album: ¡Ritmo!; Label: Clavo
Dee Dee & her Panchos - Pancho (2:12)
Album: v.a. Another Crazy Cocktail Party; Label: RCA
*Poncho Sanchez - Morning (7:52)
Album: Live in Hollywood; Label: Concord Picante
Intergalactic Contemporary Ensemble - Main Title and Background to Murder from "Touch Of Evil" (9:37)
Album: I Dig; Label: innova
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Lymedison (4:30)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Rocket Motors - Klaustrofobia Test (2:31)
Album: Back to the Moon; Label: s-r
Perrey & Kingsley - Cosmic Ballad (3:25)
Album: The Essential...; Label: Vanguard
Jun Togawa - Casablanca Moon (3:21)
Album: 20th (e.p.); Label: Daiki Sound/God Mountain
Shiina Ringo - Hatsukoi Shoujo (4:01)
Album: Heisei Fuzoku; Label: Toshiba/EMI
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime (3:08)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Skatalites - Latin Goes ska ("Pachito e Che") (4:42)
Album: Ball of Fire; Label: Island Jamaica Jazz
The Skatalites - Confucious (5:57)
Album: Ball of Fire; Label: Island Jamaica Jazz
Dean Fraser - Dick Tracy ("Richard Diamond" theme) (7:07)
Album: Big Up!; Label: Island Jamaica Jazz
Ernest Ranglin - Ball of Fire (6:04)
Album: Below the Bassline; Label: Island Jamaica Jazz
Monty Alexander - Regulator (4:20)
Album: Yard Movement; Label: Island Jamaica Jazz
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime (3:08)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Apollinaires - The Feeling's Gone/The Feeling's Back (8:30)
Album: 12"; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
The Higsons - Ylang Ylang (4:53)
Album: 45; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
JB's Allstars - The Alphabet Army (3:06)
Album: 45; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
the friday club - Window Shopping (3:52)
Album: 45; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
the friday club - Window Shopping (instrumental) (3:13)
Album: 45; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Latin Scorcher (4:18)
Album: Perfect Future; Label: Avex
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - A Song for Athletes (3:15)
Album: Perfect Future; Label: Avex
The Dynamics - Rockit (3:09)
Album: Version Excursions; Label: grooveattack
The Miceteeth - Them! (3:21)
Album: Meeting; Label: P-Vine
Yukihiro Takahashi - Kid-Nap, the Dreamer (3:04)
Album: Murdered by the Music; Label: Statik
Judge Dread - One-Eyed Lodger (2:50)
Album: v.a. Ska for Ska's Sake; Label: Skank/Dojo
The Slackers - The Nurse (3:24)
Album: Wasted Days; Label: Hellcat
SKAndalous All Stars - The End (3:03)
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
October 18, 2012

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