11/15/2012 Rocket Ship Ska Trip




Let’s work this thing outward from the middle (Sherwood’s Planet) this week, just because… you just know it’s a Town Without Pitney when you’re hearing Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass do Gene’s famous song, kicking off a whole string of tunes with “town” somewhere in the title, followed up by a batch of tracks with actual names of towns (Atchison, Topeka, Santa Fe, New York, Calcutta, etc.) in their titles! The psychedelically percussive Hal Blaine’s November selection is “Wiggy”, and YMCK’s “Kira Kira” is delightfully frantic. Back in the “Ooh”, speaking of frantic, how ‘bout The Angels’ hypercaffeinated “Jamaica Joe” for openers? Perhaps a couple of Dr. Don Drummond’s “Dew Drops” will mellow things out… Skipping over into The Home Stretch, GotchaSKAvered is conspicuous by its absence this week (two Monkey Men next week, we promise!) and the 5@5:05 had its 2nd consecutive single-label feature… 5 cuts culled from a series of v.a. releases on the SKANKlabel, reissued by Dojo. Long-term Ska fans might remember these:Licensed to Ska, Ska for Ska’s Sake, and 10 Commandments of Ska. The 10 were expanded to 15 for the cd reissue, and the cd reissues are what we brought. Earlier in the Stretch, Moon Hop did not cover David Bowie; instead they wrote their very own “Under Pressure”, and it sounds mighty fine to us here at the RSST. ‘Til next time, Tune In...  and Stay Tuned! More on that next week!

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
The Angels - Jamaica Joe (2:19)
Album: 45; Label: Smash
Roland Alphonso - Sai Pan (3:32)
Album: 45; Label: Merritone
Gable Hall School Choir - Candy Man (2:40)
Album: 45; Label: Trojan
Prince Buster - How Can I Tell Them (2:55)
Album: Ska-Lip-Soul; Label: Blue Beat
Hortense Ellis - Groovy Kind of Love (1:56)
Album: 45; Label: Coxsone
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 60Hz. Ska (2:43)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Don Drummond - Dew Drops (3:03)
Album: 45; Label: DDarling
Eric Morris & Frank Cosmo - Pack Up Your Troubles (2:14)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Owen Gray - Twist So Fine (2:27)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
The Specials - You're Wondering Now (2:36)
Album: s-t; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
Andy & Joey - Love Your Company (2:54)
Album: 45; Label: C and N
Vincent Gordon & the Dynamics - The Burner (2:06)
Album: Skinhead Reggae 3cd box set; Label: Trojan
The Charmers - Dollars and Bonds (2:40)
Album: 45; Label: Bullet
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 5 Fingers of Ska (4:01)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Morgan Fisher & friends as "The Burtons" - MacArthur Park (3:02)
Album: "v.a." Hybrid Kids; Label: Cherry Red
The Selecter - Too Much Pressure (3:49)
Album: Too Much Pressure; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
The Mexicano - Trial by Television (2:50)
Album: 45; Label: Ice
Symarip - Skin Flint (2:24)
Album: Skinhead Moonstomp; Label: Trojan
Symarip - Phoenix City (3:45)
Album: Skinhead Moonstomp; Label: Trojan
The English Beat - Jeanette (4:09)
Album: 12"; Label: IRS
The Planets - (excerpt) Follow the Leader (disc glitched)
Album: Spot; Label: Rialto
Buddy Brennan Quartet - Big River (2:25)
Album: 45; Label: Warwick
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Penguin On Vacation (4:41)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Dalroy Wilson & Slim Smith - Look Who's Back Again (2:42)
Album: 45; Label: Up Town
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet (twice) (3:01 X 2 = 6:02)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
YMCK - Kira Kira (4:08)
Album: Family Racing; Label: Usagi-Chang
Al Romero Quintet - Mr. Pogo (3:11)
Album: 45; Label: RCA
Hal Blaine - Wiggy (November) (2:12)
Album: Psychedelic Percussion; Label: Dunhill/Harkit
Shiina Ringo - Suberidai (3:58)
Album: Koufukuron single; Label: Toshiba/EMI
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Lymedison (4:30)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass - Town Without Pity (2:15)
Album: Sounds like...; Label: A&M
Sam "The Man" Taylor - It's a Lonesome Old Town (3:20)
Album: Mist of the Orient; Label: MGM
Ninapinta & his Bongos and Congas - Downtown (3:16)
Album: The Downtown Scene - Hits from the hip; Label: Decca
Jackie Davis - In a Little Spanish Town (2:31)
Album: Hammond Gone Cha-Cha; Label: Capitol
David Carroll - Chinatown, My Chinatown (1:42)
Album: rePercussion; Label: Mercury
Terry Snyder & the All Stars - Get Out of Town (2:52)
Album: Mister Percussion; Label: UA/Ultra Audio
Taft Jordan - It's the Talk of the Town (3:25)
Album: The Moods of...; Label: Mercury
Stephane Grappelli - Uptown Dance (5:45)
Album: Uptown Dance; Label: Columbia
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Lunar Lily Pad (3:27)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Harry James - End of Town Blues (3:01)
Album: ...Today!; Label: MGM
Bob Rosengarten/Phil Krause Orchestra - On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe (1:59)
Album: Hollywood Sound Stage; Label: Decca
Command All Stars - Autumn in New York (3:04)
Album: Persuasive Percussion vol. 3; Label: Command/ABC
(Ellie Mannette's) Steel and Brass - Oh! Calcutta (2:45)
Album: Steel & Brass; Label: UA
Perez Prado - St. Louis Blues Mambo (3:13)
Album: Mambo Mania; Label: RCA
The Ventures - Yokohama Lights (Honcho) (2:11)
Album: Pops in Japan; Label: Disky
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime (3:08)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Moon Hop - Under Pressure (not Bowie's) (4:08)
Album: Rockets to New Highs; Label: Banana Juice
The Fenecians - Sweet Honey Bee (5:29)
Album: demo; Label: s-r/myspace
David Hillyard & the Rocksteady 7 - Change of Plans (3:38)
Album: Get Back Up!; Label: Megalith
Royal City Riot - I Need your Touch (3:28)
Album: Coast to Coast; Label: Megalith
The Cosmics - Godfather Ska (5:13)
Album: demo; Label: s-r/mtspace
Ska-D-Lite - Mr. Swing (3:42)
Album: ...plays Dynomite; Label: s-r
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Transkalactic (2:34)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Pro-Pleasure Gas (Capt. 2much Freetime's Ska Mutation) (3:17)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Hotknives - Dave and Mary (3:19)
Album: v.a. 15 Commandments of Ska; Label: Dojo/Skank
Mr. Review - Another Town (4:46)
Album: v.a. Ska for Ska's Sake; Label: Dojo/Skank
The Busters - Orion (2:47)
Album: v.a. Licensed to Ska; Label: Dojo/Skank
Mark Foggo's Skasters - Spot (4:54)
Album: v.a. 15 Commandments of Ska; Label: Dojo/Skank
The Loafers - It's So Easy (3:30)
Album: v.a. Ska for Ska's Sake; Label: Dojo/Skank
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - M.F. Bumps(2:23)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mutant Frogs (not as bumper) - The Great UFO Crash of '47 (3:20)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Tsuyoshi Kawakami & his Moodmakers - Ice Ball (ft. Kaori Takeda) (4:40)
Album: mood inn; Label: cutting edge
Giuliano Palma & the Bluebeaters - Over My Shoulder (3:28)
Album: Boogaloo; Label: V2/Universal
Roland Alphonso - Something Special (3:26)
Album: something special:ska hot shots; Label: Heartbeat/Studio 1
Mr. T-Bone & the Young Lions - President of the Republic of Banana (3:58)
Album: Heroes; Label: Rudeboy Corner
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Spirit of Gusev Special (4:32)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Determinations - When I Get Low (4:12)
Album: 45; Label: Zion
Byron Lee & the Dragonaires - Jamaica Ska (2:27)
Album: 45; Label: Kentone
(non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - The End (3:03)
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
November 15, 2012

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