11/8/2012 Rocket Ship Ska Trip

 

 

(11/8/12)

The “Ooh” managed to include an accidentally-programmed four consecutive tunes with “ska” in the title, sandwiched between Roland Alphonso’s “If I Were a Bell” and Kingston All Stars’ “Happy Hunter”. Later, a couple of Lost Decade pre-2Tone tracks managed to work their way into the mix, leading into English Beat’s “Jeanette”. By the time we got to Sherwood’s, Mr. Funn had Azie Lawrence cued up, with Owen Bradley on deck, and a first-name-only known as Charlie waiting in the wings, with a cute-sounding Japanese King-label 45 called “Hawaii Cha Cha” cribbed from YouTube some years back. From there, it’s disappeared… and I currently can’t find it anywhere on the internet, other than my own playlists! Anybody out there know more about this guy? capt2much @ yahoo . com would love to find out! Also in the mix: surfing Finns Rocket Motors’ salute to Neil Armstrong, and a Shiina Ringo number that absolutely belongs on a killer James Bond soundtrack. When, oh, when will the Broccoli franchise discover this supernova? Now, the Home Stretch… including Toots Hibbert with No Doubt collaborating on Monkey Man, five 45s on the Ska Beat label, and The Slackers covering The Beatles, among other fine things, such as The Pepper Pots and Little Tempo, baby!. Tune In… and Stay Tuned!

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Owen Gray - Mash It! Pts. 1 & 2 (audio stream begins during Pt. 2; 1st half and show theme got chopped off) (4:09)
Album: v.a. Jamaican R&B 3cd box set; Label: Trojan
Frederick (pre-"Toots") Hibbert - Old Flame (2:09)
Album: v.a. Trojan Battlefierld; Label: Trojan
The Blues Busters - Soon You'll Be Gone (2:46)
Album: v.a. Ska Spectacular vol. 2; Label: Charly
Byron Lee & the Dragonaires - Ska-De-Wah (2:08)
Album: Dance the Ska; Label: BMN
Stranger & Patsy - Hold Me (2:11)
Album: v.a. Ska Down Jamaica; Label: Hudson Vandam
Don Drummond & his Evergreens - Jet Stream (2:55)
Album: 45; Label: Rolando & Powie
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 60Hz. Ska (2:43)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Roland Alphonso - If I Were a Bell (2:29)
Album: 45; Label: DDarling
The Skatalites - Ska in the Vienna Woods (2:40)
Album: Ska Authentic vol. 1; Label: Studio 1
Lord Brynner - Teach the Ska (3:57)
Album: Ska Authentic vol. 1; Label: Studio 1
Granville Williams Orchestra - Honky Tonk Ska (2:52)
Album: v.a. King Size Ska; Label: Trojan
Desmond Dekker - King of Ska (2:40)
Album: Rudy Got Soul anthology; Label: Trojan
Kingston All Stars - Happy Hunter (2:37)
Album: 45; Label: Dice
Spanishtown Ska Beats - Stop That Train (2:14)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 5 Fingers of Ska (4:01)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Derrick Morgan - Soft Hand (2:36)
Album: 45; Label: Island
Tommy McCook - Good Gravy (3:11)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
Al Barry & the Cimarrons - Morning Sun (2:54)
Album: 45; Label: Doctor Bird
Sir Harry - Hee Cup (2:11)
Album: 45; Label: Crab
Vincent Gordon & the Dynamics - The Burner (2:06)
Album: v.a. Skinhead Reggae 3cd box set; Label: Trojan
Fabulous Poodles - Toy Town People (3:36)
Album: Unsuitable; Label: Pye
Lou & the Hollywood Bananas - Kingston Kingston (3:03)
Album: v.a. Bonjour la France vol. 2; Label: BR Music
The English Beat - Jeanette (4:09)
Album: 12"; Label: IRS
Cynthia Richards - Johnny Darling (2:58)
Album: v.a. Sir Lee's Rocksteady Party at Greenwich Farm; Label: Jamai
The Skatalites - Whole World Doing the Ska (ft. uncredited vocal group) (2:24)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (excerpt) Penguin On Vacation (1:55)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet (3:01)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Azie Lawrence - Want To Be in Love (3:40)
Album: 45; Label: Melodisc
Owen Bradley - Whirlwind (2:26)
Album: 45; Label: Decca
Charlie - Hawaii Cha Cha (2:35)
Album: 45; Label: King Japan
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Lymedison (4:30)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Cha Cha Boys - Geisha Cha Cha (2:32)
Album: 7"ep; Label: La Voix de son Maitre
Ted Heath & his Music - Frogmarch (2:32)
Album: 45; Label: London
Janelle Monae - BabopbyeYa (8:44)
Album: The Archandroid; Label: Bad Boy
Horace Silver - Senor Blues (7:59)
Album: Live at Newport '58; Label: Blue Note
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 60Hz. Ska (2:43)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Shiina Ringo - Tsumi to Batsu (5:05)
Album: Ringo Expo '08; Label: Toshiba/EMI
Rocket Motors - Giant Leap 69 (3:10)
Album: Back to the Moon; Label: s-r
Nino Nardini & Roger Roger - Oh Karina (2:22)
Album: Gags a Go Go; Label: Crea Sound Ltd.
Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band - Didn't I Love You Girl (5:15)
Album: ...Goes to Washington; Label: Elektra
Koop. - Summer Sun (3:46)
Album: Waltz for Koop.; Label: Quango
Vanilla Beans - Sakasaka Circus (4:03)
Album: Sakasaka Circus; Label: Tokuma Japan
Anna Valentino - On a Tropical Island (2:35)
Album: 45; Label: Vita
B. Bumble & the Stingers - Nautilus (2:20)
Album: A Golden Classics Edition; Label: Collectables
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Our Pond (3:10)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (most of) One for Freetime (2:09)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Toots & the Maytals - Monkey Man (ft. No Doubt) (3:38)
Album: True Love; Label: V2
The Specials - Running Away (a sequel to Monkey Man!) (2:49)
Album: Guilty 'til Proved Innocent!; Label: MCA
The Specials - Fantasize (3:27)
Album: Guilty 'til Proved Innocent!; Label: MCA
*The Skatalites - Hot Flash (3:20)
Album: Walk with Me; Label: Moondust
*The Skatalites - The Leader (3:36)
Album: Walk with Me; Label: Moondust
Let's Go Bowling - Sick Fish (live!) (3:06)
Album: Bowl at Freeway Lanes; Label: Asian Man
Let's Go Bowling - Oatmeal for Xmas (live!) (2:34)
Album: Bowl at Freeway Lanes; Label: Asian Man
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 60Hz. Ska (2:43)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Derrick Morgan & the Baba Brooks Band - Around the Corner (2:46)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
C. Hyman - Ska is Movin' On (1:55)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
Derrick & Naomi - I Wish I Were an Apple (2:30)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
Baba Brooks & Drumbago's Orchestra - Night Food Ska (ft. uncredited vocal group) (2:44)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
Winston Samuels - My Angel (2:43)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Transkalactic (2:33)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Westbound Train - Fatty Boom Boom (3:42)
Album: Transitions; Label: Hellcat
The Slackers - We Can Work It Out (2:47)
Album: Lost and Found; Label: Special Potato
Mutant Frogs - Perception (3:29)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Pepper Pots - Be My Baby (3:13)
Album: Shake It!; Label: Megalith
Little Tempo - Shake It Up Baby (4:03)
Album: Super Tempo; Label: Speedstar International
Moon Hop - Back from Tokyo (4:34)
Album: Rockets to New Highs; Label: Banana Juice
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - The Pretender (4:14)
Album: Wild Peace; Label: Avex
Prince Fatty & the Mutant Hifi - Across the Border (2:49)
Album: Return of Gringo; Label: Mr. Bongo
Weaker Youth Ensemble - American Style (2:55)
Album: American Style; Label: s-r
The Dropsteppers - Bring It On Home to You (3:42)
Album: Get Up In It!; Label: Megalith
(non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - The End (3:03)
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
November 8, 2012

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