12/6/2012 Rocket Ship Ska Trip

 

 

(12/6/12)

Who but Sherwood B. Funn would’ve thought to work The Special AKA into a tribute to the newly late Dave Brubeck? Well, seeing as Jerry Dammers and the crew did record their “War Crimes” in 5/4 time, it might make sense to a handful of other DJs out there… way out there. In fact, Sherwood’s Planet was in various fractured meters more often than not this week, and Brubeck collaborator Paul Desmond’s “Take Five” was heard in 4 different meters… three in the Thelonious Moog version alone! Shiina Ringo stayed in waltz time for her two numbers, as she has yet to record in the higher odd meters… to the best of my knowledge! Dave himself played in ‘4’ on “Cassandra” and on his spoken-word Octet treatment of “How High the Moon”. Before the GotchaSKAvered (“Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da” this month), the Home Stretch even got in on the Brubeck tribute, with 5/4 ska by Blue Beat Players and our own Mutant Frogs. Btw, “Ob-La-Di”? It’s by The Skeatles this week. Misinformation of the week: our spiel about “Coxsone” the racehorse! We got Mr. Dodd mixed up with Eek-A-Mouse somehow. Nope, Clement Dodd actually acquired his famous nickname from cricket star Alec Coxon, which spelling winds up on some of the Coxsone record labels under the Studio 1 umbrella. Anyhoo, Coxsone Records 45s make up the entirety 5@5:05 this week. Look for what could loosely be described as an extended Unicorn-era set in the run-up to the Morning Blend, and on the other end of the RSST, a short Beatles covers set kicks off the “Ooh”… and that’s the long and short of it. Tune in… and Stay Tuned.

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Ernest 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
The Skatalites - Ringo's Theme (This Boy) (3:54)
Album: Foundation Ska; Label: Heartbeat/Studio 1
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Greenhenge (2:57)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Baba Brooks & his Recording Band - Faberge (2:45)
Album: v.a. King Size Ska; Label: Trojan
Granville Williams Orchestra - Old McDonald (2:15)
Album: v.a. King Size Ska; Label: Trojan
The Mighty Vikings - Running Water (2:43)
Album: 45; Label: Wincox
Roy Richards with Baba Brooks & his Recording Band - Maureen (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Doctor Bird
Roy Richards & Baba Brooks Band - Contact (2:26)
Album: v.a. King Size Ska; Label: Trojan
Lynn Hope - Shocking (2:43)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Buster's All Stars - Picket Line (2:47)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Raymond Harper - Safari (3:06)
Album: 45; Label: Doctor Bird
Dennis Sindrey - Yellow Bird (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Premiere
The Blues Blasters - Marjie (3:10)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - The Astro 'Gator (3:35)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Roland Alphonso - Bali Hai (2:52)
Album: 45; Label: Dutchess
Georgie Fame - Madness (2:33)
Album: Rhythm & Blue Beat 4tk.ep; Label: Columbia
Prince Buster - Madness (2:41)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Steve Alaimo - I Don't Wanna Cry (2:33)
Album: Starring...; Label: ABC/Paramount
The Clarendonians - Sho Be Do Be (2:59)
Album: The Best of...; Label: Studio 1
????? - Joannie, I Need You (2:26)
Album: v.a. Mark Lamarr presents Duke Reid the Trojan - Nuclear Weapon; Label: Trojan
Cynthia Richards - Johnny Darling (2:58)
Album: v.a. Sir Lee's Rocksteady Party at Greenwich Farm; Label: Jamaican Gold
Lord Creator a.k.a. Kentrick Patrick - Evening News (2:22)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
Lord Creator a.k.a. Kentrick Patrick - Rhythm of the Blues (2:17)
Album: 45; Label: Studio `
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Dave Brubeck - Eleven Four (2:48)
Album: Adventures in Time 2lp album; Label: Columbia
Dave Brubeck - Castillian Drums (4:10)
Album: Adventures in Time 2lp album; Label: Columbia
Dave Brubeck Octet - How High the Moon (6:27)
Album: s-t; Label: Fantasy
Dave Brubeck - Cassandra (4:19)
Album: Time In; Label: Columbia
Joe Magnarelli & Strings - orchestration by Marty Sheller - The Duke (6:47)
Album: My Old Flame; Label: Give@Go
The Special A.K.A. - Version (War Crimes) (3:44)
Album: (The Specials) Stereo-Typical - A's, B's & Rarities anthology; Label: EMI/2Tone
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - A 5th of Funn (6:28)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Exotik-a-GoGo - Take Five (3:27)
Album: Go Ape; Label: s-r
Stan Kenton - Quintile (6:59)
Album: Adventures in Time; Label: Capitol
Thelonious Moog - Take 5, 6 & 7 (4:21)
Album: American Standard; Label: GrownUP
Stan Kenton - 3 x 3 x 2 x 2 x 2 = 72 (4:27)
Album: Adventures in Time; Label: Capitol
Sauter/Finegan Orchestra - Time Machine (3:16)
Album: Adventure in Time; Label: RCA
Sauter/Finegan Orchestra - World Without Time (4:35)
Album: Adventure in Time; Label: RCA
Shiina Ringo - Tsugou no ii Karada (3:12)
Album: Sanmon Gossip; Label: Toshiba/EMI
Shiina Ringo - Poltergeist (2:58)
Album: Heisei Fuzoku; Label: Toshiba/EMI
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 5 Good Reasons (2:00)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime (3:08)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Blue Beat Players - 5 Steps Beyond (4:32)
Album: Torrid Rock; Label: Second City
Mutant Frogs (not as bumper) - 5 Fingers of Ska (4:01)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mutant Frogs (not as bumper) - Pro-Pleasure Gas (Capt. 2much Freetime's Ska Mutation) (3:17)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Penguin On Vacation (4:41)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Skeatles - Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (live) (2:52)
Album: Live at Il Mondo del Silo; Label: You Tube video, otherwise unrl.
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Juggling City (4:18)
Album: World Ska Symphony; Label: Avex
Teddy Mertens & his Orchestra - Marijuana Brass (2:10)
Album: v.a. Another Crazy Cocktail Party; Label: RCA
Kid Creole & the Coconuts - Gina Gina (3:53)
Album: Fresh Fruit in Foreign Places; Label: Sire
Soul Bros. - Early Bird (2:43)
Album: 45; Label: Coxsone
The Soulettes - La La Lover (2:14)
Album: 45; Label: Coxsone
Winston & Barbara - I Love You (2:30)
Album: 45; Label: Coxsone
Roy Richards - Warm and Tender Ska (2:57)
Album: 45; Label: Coxsone
Hortende Ellis - Groovy Kind of Love (1:56)
Album: 45; Label: Coxsone
Don Drummond - Dew Drops (3:03)
Album: 45; Label: DDarling
The Frits - Come On (3:54)
Album: Die Erste; Label: Rude
Spy Club - Rainy Days (3:07)
Album: v.a. It's A SKAndal!; Label: Unicorn
The Busters - Rude Girl (3:52)
Album: 12"; Label: Unicorn
Mr. Review - Tarzan of the '80s (3:31)
Album: Walking Down Brentford Road; Label: Unicorn
Elvis Costello - Human Touch (2:25)
Album: Get Happy!; Label: Columbia
The Boilers - Bal' Man Jump (2:39)
Album: v.a. Skaface; Label: Moon (before it was renamed Moon Ska)
Blue Beat - Really Unreal (2:22)
Album: v.a. Planet Ska; Label: Unicorn
Ska Cha Cha - Lost Angeles (2:01)
Album: v.a. Planet Ska; Label: Unicorn
Blechreiz - Out Tonight (4:19)
Album: s-t; Label: s-r
Blue Riddim Band - Joke's On You (3:07)
Album: Restless Spirit; Label: Flying Fish
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (excerpt) Baron von Skankin' Frank (2:35)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - The End
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
December 6, 2012

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