10/25/2012 Rocket Ship Ska Trip




Thought I’d point you all right in the direction off the “Ooh” first this week, just because that mix of the Peel session into the single release of The English Beat’s “Ranking Full Stop” came out soooo perfect! You’ll find it sandwiched between The Specialsand Morgan (“The Hoople”) Fisher (I’ll be playing that Hybrid-ized take of “MacArthur Park” ‘til I die.) Other “Ooh” highlights included advance Skalloween pick “Hard Man fe Dead” by Prince Buster and my current fave Blues Blasters cut “Marjie”. Sherwood featured selections from a recent expedition to Hymie’s Records, including two completely different tunes identified as “La Bomba” (played by Joe Loco and Arthur Lyman, respectively), one of which is in fact “La Bamba”! Other choice cuts from the trip included goodies by the Sauter-Finegan Orchestra featuring jazz poet Ruth Yorke, Woody Herman, and the Red Dougherty Sextetfeaturing Eddie Tolck on vibes, sounding very much to these delighted ears like the aforementioned late, great Mr. Lyman gone trad jazz. Shiina Ringo warned us again this week that “rain’s a-comin’ down, rain’s a-comin’ down” and, sure enough, I took my bike ride home after the show in a steady light drizzle. The Skatalites gotchaSKAvered (fourth week in a row… a show record!), this time with their ’64 Treasure Isle-label cover of “Pachito E Che” a.k.a. “Latin Goes Ska”, kicking off a late-starting Home Stretch. “Skalitics” was the order of the day on the 5@5:05, and topics ranging from faux news, war, hunger and gender equality, to the ugly truth about Columbus were touched on in the song selection. You’ll want to catch this election-season commemorative set on the archives, where everything originating from KFAI’s air studio exists for 2 weeks from date of broadcast. There’s more Skalloween-type stuff in this week’s Home Stretch as well… eeeeeeeeeek!

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
The Skatalites - Nimble Foot Ska (3:07)
Album: v.a. Ska Bonanza ; Label: Heartbeat/Studio 1
Ken Boothe & Stranger Cole - Arte Bella (2:34)
Album: v.a. Ska Bonanza ; Label: Heartbeat/Studio 1
Prince Buster - Hard Man fe Dead (3:21)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Baba Brooks w/ Drumbago's Orchestra (& uncredited singers) - Night Food Ska (2:44)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Penguin On Vacation (4:42)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Granville Williams Orchestra - Nutty Buddy (2:43)
Album: 45; Label: GWO
Roy Richards - Green Collie (2:02)
Album: 45; Label: Island
Carlton Reid - Turn On the Lights (2:29)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
Roland Alphonso - Rinky Dink (So Good) (3:07)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
Mighty Vikings - Rumpelstillskin (3:17)
Album: 45; Label: Wincox
Derrick & Naomi - I Wish I Were an Apple (2:30)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 5 Fingers of Ska (4:01)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Roland Alphonso - Sai Pan (3:32)
Album: 45; Label: Merritone
The Pioneers - Give Up (2:46)
Album: 45; Label: Caltone
Jackie Opel - Say Say Business (2:34)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
The Blues Blasters - Marjie (3:10)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
Owen & Leon - All Day Long (2:49)
Album: 45; Label: Dutchess
(bumper) - Flying Frog Foo (4:42)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Specials - Rude Boys Outa Jail (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: 2Tone
The English Beat - Ranking Full Stop (Peel Session version) (2:59)
Album: The Complete Beat 5cd box set; Label: Go Feet/SHOUT Factory
The English Beat - Ranking Full Stop (2:47)
Album: 45; Label: 2Tone
Morgan Fisher & friends as "The Burtons" - MacArthur Park (3:02)
Album: "v.a." Hybrid Kids; Label: Cherry Red
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet (3:01)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Copter4016882 - Drop of Water (2:32)
Album: Perfect Joke; Label: contemode
Tipsy - Sweet Spot (3:12)
Album: Buzzz; Label: ipecac
Stan Kenton - Cha Cha Sombrero (4:45)
Album: v.a. Ultra Lounge - Mucho Gusto; Label: Capitol
Woody Herman Big Band - Marakeesh (2:46)
Album: Hey! Heard the Herd?; Label: Verve
Jack LaForge - The Cleopatra Kick (2:27)
Album: 45; Label: Regina
Joe Loco Band - La Bomba (not La Bamba!) (5:07)
Album: Calypso Dance; Label: Mercury
Arthur Lyman - La Bomba (yes, La Bamba!) (3:17)
Album: Ilikai; Label: Hifi/Life
Soil & "Pimp" Sessions ft. Shiina Ringo - My Foolish Heart (Crazy in Shibuya) (4:36)
Album: download; Label: iTunes Japan
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Lymedison (4:30)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Azie Lawrence - I Want to Be in Love (3:40)
Album: 45; Label: Melodisc
Red Dougherty Sextet - Angry (ft. Eddie Tolck. vibes) (3:51)
Album: Easy Listening vol. 3; Label: Audiophile
Arthur Lyman - Clair de Lune (4:57)
Album: Ilikai; Label: Hifi/Life
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - A Band of Blue Frogs Playing the Greens (2:30)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - News Crisis! ( :47)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Fred Katz - Mate'ka (6:35)
Album: Folk Songs for Far-Out Folk; Label: Reboot/WB
Ken Nordine - The Sound Museum (7:09)
Album: Best of Word Jazz vol. 1; Label: Rhino/Word Beat
Sauter/Finegan Orchestra - The Minute (ft. Ruth Yorke) (3:18)
Album: Adventure in Time; Label: RCA
Jack Fascinato - Spring Sprang Sprung (2:56)
Album: Music from a Surplus Store; Label: Capitol
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (most of) Pro-Pleasure Gas (Don Cacheine's Disco Kicks) (3:46)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Night Hawks - Chicken Grabber (2:05)
Album: 45; Label: Del-Fi
Tak Shindo - Flamingo (2:26)
Album: Brass and Bamboo; Label: Capitol
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime(3:08)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Skatalites - Latin Goes Ska (3:02)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Don Drummond - Don De Lion (2:05)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Juggling City (4:18)
Album: World Ska Symphony; Label: Avex
Joey Altruda - Rolando (7:25)
Album: Kingston Cocktail; Label: Will
The Skalatones - 5 O'Clock News (3:50)
Album: Tune In...; Label: Sidekicks
Giuliano Palma & the Bluebeaters - State of the Nation (3:34)
Album: Boogaloo; Label: V2/Universal
The Slackers - Feed My Girl (Ska) (3:38)
Album: The Boss Harmony Sessions; Label: Rockers Revolt
The Bodysnatchers - Easy Life (3:11)
Album: 45; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
Israel Vibration - Pay the Piper (Rip and Run Off) (4:48)
Album: Pay the Piper; Label: Ras
(bumper) - X-Ray Ska (3:26)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Monkey - The Mummy (4:13)
Album: Changito!; Label: Deluxe
Six Feet Deep - Run Scooby Run (2:23)
Album: It Came from...; Label: Darrr
Giuliano Palma & the Bluebeaters - Lobo Hombre En Paris (4:19)
Album: Boogaloo; Label: V2/Universal
Plas Johnson - Hoppin' Mad (2:04)
Album: 45; Label: Capitol
Ringo Ska - I'm Only Sleeping (2:49)
Album: Betolzkahitoparat; Label: Pork Pie
Easy Star All Stars - She's Leaving Home (3:07)
Album: Easy Star's Lonely Hearts Dub Band; Label: Easy Star
Phoenix City All Stars - Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (3:02)
Album: London Int'l. Ska Festival 2012 commemorative 45; Label: s-r?
Tsuyoshi Kawakammi & his Moodmakers - Third Man Theme (3:24)
Album: mood inn; Label: cutting edge
Azie Lawrence - Pempelem (2:23)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Lord Creator a.k.a. Kentrick Patrick - Evening News (2:28)
Album: 45; Label: Prince Buster
SKAndalous All Stars - The End (3:03)
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
October 25, 2012

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