11/29/2012 Rocket Ship Ska Trip

 

 

(11/29/12)

As promised last week, we busted out a 5:05 5×2 this week, all ska Beatles covers… or “Skeatles” as we used to call ‘em_ til we found out (we found out!)… there’s an actual band by that name. Naturally, they kicked off the set, which also included Ringo Ska, ARTS, Brass Circus, The Skatalites and more. During the “Ooh”, we teased that we were going to spin an actual current hit during the last 1/2-hour of the Home Stretch. That cut happens to be Pitbull’s “Don’t Stop the Party”, which rides a loop of Toots & the Maytals’ “Funky Kingston” bumped up to a ska tempo… oh, and by the way, it smokes, boss. And, speaking as we were of Toots, we also had two Monkey Men in the mix, one each by Melt-Banana and The (live) Uptones. Sherwood kicked off the weekly orbit of his Planet with a slice of KFAI history… the “News” theme from the long-gone Little City in Space show. It’s a King-label 45 by the Tokyo Happy Coats called “Tea-A-Wanna Whistle”. Listen later for Raymond Scott, featuring the chipmunked vocals of Dorothy Collins, and all sorts of wonderfully silly nonsense about a cow, the Moon, a dish, a spoon, jumping and running away. So much of this that it takes two songs to tell it all! Sherwood also answered the first hour’s “Marjie” (the Blues Blasters on Studio 1) with a “Margie” (same song) by Cy Seymour and his group on Golden Crest. And speaking of different spellings, we also had Rico and Reco (same cat) blowing his trademark trombone licks on two different 45s. And that, dear skassengers, is the tip o’ the iceberg… don’t sink!

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Lord Brynner - Teach the Ska (3:57)
Album: v.a. Ska Authentic vol. 1; Label: Studio 1
Jack Sparrow - Beggars Have No Choice (2:28)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
Roy Richards - Warm and Tender Ska (2:57)
Album: 45; Label: Coxsone
Rico & his Blues Band - This Day (3:06)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
The Mighty Vikings - Rumpelstillskin (3:17)
Album: 45; Label: Wincox
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 60Hz. Ska (2:43)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Andy & Joey - Love Your Company (2:54)
Album: 45; Label: C and N
Lord Creator a.k.a. Kentrick Patrick - King and Queen (2:56)
Album: 45; Label: Randy's
Dawn Penn - Why Did You Lie (2:21)
Album: 45; Label: Discolite
The Blues Blasters - Marjie (3:10)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
Spanish Town Ska Beats - Stop That Train (2:14)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Roland Alphonso - Ska Lamour ("I Only Have Eyes for You") (2:51)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1 blank
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 5 Fingers of Ska (4:01)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Herb Hardesty - Adam and Eva (2:27)
Album: 45; Label: Federal
Sugar & Dandy - Time and Tide (2:26)
Album: 45; Label: Carnival
Roy Shirley - Paradise (2:17)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
Vincent Gordon & the Dynamics - The Burner (2:06)
Album: v.a. Skinhead Reggae 3cd box set; Label: Trojan
Lloyd Charmers - Dollars and Bonds (2:40)
Album: 45; Label: Bullet
Reco (as spelled on label) - Jaded Ramble (2:51)
Album: 45; Label: Pama
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - X-Ray Ska (3:26)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Mighty Vikings - Running Water (2:43)
Album: 45; Label: Wincox
Prince Buster's All Stars - A Trip to Mars (3:12)
Album: 45; Label: Prince Buster/Voice of the People
Ken Boothe - Danger Zone (2:41)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
Roland Alphonso - (excerpt) Bali Hai (2:01)
Album: 45; Label: Dutchess
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet (3:01)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Tokyo Happy Coats - Tea-A-Wanna Whistle (2:09)
Album: 45; Label: King
Stan Getz - I'm Late, I'm Late (8:08)
Album: focus; Label: Verve
Cal Tjader/Stan Getz Sextet - Ginza Samba (10:57)
Album: s-t; Label: Fantasy
Les Baxter - Temple of Gold (4:16)
Album: The Sacred Idol; Label: Capitol
Raymond Scott - And the Cow Jumped Over the Moon (ft. Dorothy Collins) (2:50)
Album: The Secret 7 - The Unexpected; Label: Top Rank/Basta
Raymond Scott - And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon (ft. Dorothy Collins) (2:09)
Album: The Secret 7 - The Unexpected; Label: Top Rank/Basta
Poncho Sanchez & Terence Blanchard - Nocturna (6:23)
Album: Chano y Dizzy!; Label: Concord Picante
Stan Kenton - Cha Cha Sombrero (4:45)
Album: Mucho Gusto; Label: Capitol
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Pro-Pleasure Gas (Don Cacheine's Disco Kicks (3:46)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder (10:20)
Album: The Sidewinder; Label: Blue Note
Perfume - Counter Attraction (3:27)
Album: Fan Service - Bitter (dvd); Label: Tokuma Japan
Tokyo Jihen - Konya wa Karasawagi
Album: Color Bars 5tk ep; Label: Toshiba/EMI
Cy Seymour and Group - Margie (2:24)
Album: v.a. Golden Crest Instrumentals featuring the Wailers; Label: Golden Crest
Haruomi Hosono & UA - Yumemiru Yakusoku (3:18)
Album: tv studio performance on "Our Music 4"; Label: Fuji TV
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Melt-Banana - Monkey Man (1:54)
Album: split ep w/ Big D & the Kids Table; Label: Fork in Hand
The Kinky Coo-Coos - Something's Got a Hold On Me (3:56)
Album: The Mean Machine ep; Label: Liquidator
The Cosmics - Trad Ska (2:46)
Album: band's myspace; Label: s-r/myspace
The Uptones - Monkey Man (live) (2:38)
Album: live at Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco, CA; Label: unrl.
Mutant Frogs (not as bumper) - The Great UFO Crash of '47 (3:20)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Baron von Skankin' Frank (4:18)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Pinstripes - Find It! (2:50)
Album: The Decay; Label: Stubborn
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - River Flow (ft. Manu Chao) (5:45)
Album: Walkin' ; Label: Avex
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Transkalactic (2:34)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: "It's One Of Ours"
The Skeatles - You Can't Do That (2:45)
Album: live at Il Mondo del Silo; Label: You Tube, otherwise unrl.
The Skeatles - Ob-La-Di, Ob-La Da (2:52)
Album: live at Il Mondo del Silo; Label: You Tube, otherwise unrl.
Ringo Ska - I Will (2:59)
Album: Betolzkahitoparat; Label: Pork Pie
Ringo Ska - I'm Only Sleeping (2:49)
Album: Betolzkahitoparat; Label: Pork Pie
ARTS (Authentic Rocksteady Traditional Ska) - Day Tripper (2:53)
Album: Discover the Ska!; Label: Geneon
ARTS (Authentic Rocksteady Traditional Ska) - Hello Goodbye (2:51)
Album: v.a. Skankin' Beatles (Blue) ; Label: Geneon
The Brass Circus - Strawberry Fields Forever (4:09)
Album: v.a. Skankin' Beatles (Blue) ; Label: Geneon
Ernie Ranglin - You Won't See Me (4:16)
Album: a Mod a Mod; Label: K&K
The Skatalites - I Should Have Known Better (4:04)
Album: Foundation Ska; Label: Heartbeat/Studio 1
Giuliano Palma & the Bluebeaters - I'll Get You (4:11)
Album: Boogaloo; Label: V2/Universal
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Penguin On Vacation (4:42)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: "It's One Of Ours"
*Pitbull - Don't Stop the Party (ft. TJR) (3:26)
Album: Global Warming Deluxe Edition; Label: Polo Grounds/RCA
The Specials - It's You (3:07)
Album: Guilty 'til Proved Innocent!; Label: MCA
Ria Bartok - Zu Schade Dafur (2:33)
Album: "Neu!" 45; Label: Columbia
Tracey Dey - Ska Doo-Dee-Yah (2:40)
Album: 45; Label: Amy
Mango Jones & his Orchestra - Coffee Street Ska (2:01)
Album: Explosive New Dance Rhythm - The SKA; Label: Vee Jay
(non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - The End (3:08)
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
November 29, 2012

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