12/20/2012 Rocket Ship Ska Trip

 

 

12/20/12

The Rocket Ship so big we had to start it at midnight! Well, actually the real story is Angie (“In Your Ear”) Pykonen had obligations away from the KFAI mic, I offered to fill in, and Angie called it live on the air on 12/13: Next week would be a whopping 6-hour Rocket Ship Ska Trip! Pleased as punch, we, the RSST crew, spent the whole week inbetween throwing the whole glorious mess together and came up with everything from schoolkids with cannibalistic designs on Santa Claus (“Candy Man”, not the Sammy D. Jr. hit!) to Dec. 25th birthday boy, Kenton alum and bandleader in his own right Pete Rugolo (both Percussion and Brass At Work) to The Ventures’ “Scrooge” (NOT on the original vinyl Ventures Christmas Album, it’s an original by the band and a cd bonus cut) to The Dualers’ fantastic “Jack Frost” and “Miss Santa Claus” and some outfit I discovered during the show called the Ska Santas! Non-Christmas-related highlights included "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" Prince Buster style, an un-"bumpered" batch of Mutant Frogs goodies AND the final mix I busted at the now late, lamented King & I Thai restaurant, bar and dj venue_ a mix of The Kinks, Madness, Gichy Dan’s Beachwood #9, Bad Manners, Fun Boy Three and Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band that I later replicated and burned at home just so KFAI could air it! (Archive listeners take note: this 20min. mix exists on the “In Your Ear” page for the next two weeks). Now, it pleases me no end that the audio archive engineers HAVE RESCUED the 4: to 6: hours of this show... THANK YOU!!! :^)  :^)  :^)

Playlist Tracks: 
Frank Zappa - Peaches en Regalia (3:36)
Album: Hot Rats; Label: Bizarre/Reprise
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Sir Lord Comic - Ska-ing West (3:02)
Album: v.a. Club Ska '67; Label: Mango
Granville Williams Orchestra - Santa Claus is Ska-ing to Town (2:28)
Album: 45 ; Label: GWO
Roland Alphonso - Sai Pan (3:32)
Album: 45; Label: Merritone
Gable Hall School Choir - Candy Man (2:40)
Album: 45; Label: Trojan
Cedric Bravo - Merry Christmas (2:09)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
Eric Morris & Frank Cosmo - Pack Up Your Troubles (2:14)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Owen Gray - Mash It! Pts. 1 & 2 (4:09)
Album: v.a. Trojan Jamaican R&B 3cd box set; Label: Trojan
Winston Samuels - My Angel (2:43)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
Granville Williams Orchestra - Nutty Buddy (2:43)
Album: 45; Label: GWO
The Deltas - The Party (1:56)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Perception (3:09)
Album: unrl. ; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Sammy Ismay with Baba Brooks Band - Cocktails for Two (2:56)
Album: v.a. King Size Ska; Label: Trojan
Baba Brooks Band - Faberge (2:46)
Album: v.a. King Size Ska; Label: Trojan
Tommy McCook & the Supersonics - Out of Space (2:42)
Album: v.a. Monkey Ska; Label: Trojan
Tommy McCook & the Supersonics - The World Needs Love (2:09)
Album: v.a. Come Rock With Me in Jamaica; Label: Treasure Isle
Derrick Harriott - Monkey Ska (2:13)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
The Soul Bros. - Free Soul (3:41)
Album: v.a. Jamaican Memories; Label: Trojan/Blue Cat
The Beacons - Taking Another Girl (2:38)
Album: v.a. Jamaican Memories; Label: Trojan/Blue Cat
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 60Hz. Ska (2:43)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - "This Just In... " (1:23)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Derrick Morgan - The Moon (2:33)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Larry Marshall - Move Your Feet (2:14)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Carlos Malcolm - Papa Luigi (2:06)
Album: 45; Label: Up Beat
Lee Perry - Wishes of the Wicked (2:44)
Album: 45; Label: Worldisc
Bunny & Skitter - Mr. Chauffeur (2:38)
Album: 45; Label: Rolando & Powie
Sir Harry - Hee Cup (2:11)
Album: 45; Label: Crab
Buster's All Stars - Mules, Mules, Mules, Mules (2:53)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Penguin On Vacation (4:42)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Kid Creole & the Coconuts - Gina Gina (3:53)
Album: Fresh Fruit in Foreign Places; Label: Sire
The Silvertones - A Rockin' Good Way (2:46)
Album: v.a. Trojan Ska Rarities 3cd box set; Label: Trojan
Hortense Ellis - Groovy Kind of Love (1:56)
Album: 45; Label: Coxsone
The Soulettes - La La Lover (2:14)
Album: 45; Label: Coxsone
- v.a. ▼ 6-song d.j. mix ▼ by cozy little - - "The King's Last Stand" mix_ songs identified below (total 20:28; individual timings approximate)
Album: unrl. cd-r burn; Label: n/a
The Kinks - Come Dancing (4:13)
Album: 12"; Label: Arista
Madness - Cardiac Arrest (2:53)
Album: s-t ; Label: Geffen
Gichy Dan's Beachwood #9 - Winter on Riverside Drive (4:47)
Album: s-t; Label: RCA
Bad Manners - Exodus (2:38)
Album: Forging Ahead; Label: Magnet/Epic
Fun Boy Three - Farmyard Connection (2:18)
Album: Waiting; Label: Chrysalis
Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band - Hard Times (3:59)
Album: s-t; Label: RCA
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Album: .; Label: .
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet (3:01)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Pete Rugolo - Percussion at Work (4:54)
Album: Percussion at Work; Label: Mercury
Xavier Cugat - Cocktails for Two (3:05)
Album: Cugi's Cocktails; Label: Mercury
Phil Tate & his Music - Greensleeves (2:22)
Album: Waltzes 7"45ep; Label: IDTA
Les Baxter - Somewhere in Space (2:38)
Album: Space Escapade; Label: Capitol
Arthur Lyman - Sleigh Ride (2:04)
Album: ...with a Christmas Vibe; Label: hifi/Ryko
Celia Cruz - El Cha Cha Cha de la Navidad (2:29)
Album: v.a. Mambo Santa Mambo; Label: Rhino
The Mexicali Brass - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (2:01)
Album: Christmas with the...; Label: Crown
Alan Hawkshaw - Holiday Commercial (1:11)
Album: v.a. Music for TV Dinners - the '60s; Label: Scamp
King Palmer - Holiday Playtime (1:17)
Album: v.a. Music for TV Dinners; Label: Scamp
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Lymedison (4:30)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mutant Frogs (not as bumper) - Pro-Pleasure Gas (Don Cacheine's Disco Kicks) (3:46)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Shiina Ringo - Ringo no Uta (3:28)
Album: Ringo no Uta single; Label: Toshiba/EMI
Jack Jezzro & friends - Up on the Housetop (3:44)
Album: Bossa Nova Christmas; Label: Green Hill
Los Straitjackets - Let It Snow (2:11)
Album: 'Tis the Season for...; Label: Yep Roc
Russ Garcia - Frozen Neptune (5:17)
Album: Fantastica; Label: Liberty/Basta
The Specials - Holiday Fortnight (2:45)
Album: More Specials; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
The Voices of Walter Schumann - Holiday for Strings (2:17)
Album: v.a. Ultra Lounge - Space Capades; Label: Capitol
Xavier Cugat - Manhattan ("I'll take... ") (2:19)
Album: Cugi's Cocktails; Label: Mercury
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Lunar Lily Pad (3:28)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mutant Frogs (not as bumper) - M.F. Bumps (2:23)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Jack Malmsten - Satan Takes a Holiday (1:59)
Album: v.a. Ultra Lounge - Space Capades; Label: Capitol
Jaymz Bee & the Royal Jelly Orchestra - Winter Wonderland (3:17)
Album: A Christmas Cocktail; Label: Milan
Jaymz Bee & the Royal Jelly Orchestra - Carol of the Bells (2:47)
Album: A Christmas Cocktail; Label: Milan
The Shells - It's a Happy Holiday (1:48)
Album: v.a. Doo Wop Christmas; Label: Rhino
Pete Rugolo - Brass at Work (3:21)
Album: Brass at Work; Label: Mercury
Shirley Horn x Christian Prommer - Winter Wonderland (4:34)
Album: Verve Christmas Remixed; Label: Verve
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Interstellar Teakettle (3:38)
Album: unrl. ; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Xavier Cugat - Cuba Libre (2:38)
Album: Cugi's Cocktails; Label: Mercury
Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band - Transistor Madness/Future D.J. (4:27)
Album: ...meets King Penett; Label: RCA
Paul Horn Quintet - Mr. Bond (8:21)
Album: something blue; Label: hifijazz
Thelonious Moog - We See (3:26)
Album: Yes, We Didn't; Label: GrownUP
Stereolab - Prisoner of Mars (4:00)
Album: Dots and Loops; Label: Elektra/Duophonic
Margot Blanche - Material Love (4:47)
Album: Pages in my Diary; Label: Oriole
The Ventures - Scrooge (2:03)
Album: The Ventures' Christmas Album; Label: Razor & Tie
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime (3:08)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Prince Buster - Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (2:20)
Album: 45; Label: Prince Buster
Giuliano Palma & the Bluebeaters - Mr. Make Believe (4:19)
Album: Boogaloo; Label: V2/Universal
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Twinkle Star (4:26)
Album: Walkin'; Label: Avex
Stubborn All Stars - Thankful (3:01)
Album: Back with a New Batch; Label: Triple Crown
Sara McAllister - Personal Sunshine (2:58)
Album: Pheetown Girl; Label: Jayder
The Oldians - Blue Marbles (3:40)
Album: Wandering Souls; Label: Liquidator/Redstar 73
The Skatalites - Freedom Sounds (live) (6:18)
Album: Stretching Out; Label: ROIR
Ska Santas - White Christmas (3:58)
Album: s-t; Label: Bongo Boy
Jazz Jamaica - You're So Delightful (4:21)
Album: Skaravan; Label: Hannibal
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - X-Ray Ska (3:26)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mutant Frogs (not as bumper) - Warpville (5:27)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Giuliano Palma & the Bluebeaters - Testarda Lo (La Mia Solitudine) (4:29)
Album: Boogaloo; Label: V2/Universal
Stubborn All Stars - Rise to Find You (4:28)
Album: Open Season; Label: Another Planet
The Dualers - Jack Frost (3:14)
Album: Get Festive! vol. 1; Label: Galley
Pitbull - Don't Stop the Party (ft. TJR) (3:25)
Album: Global Warming; Label: RCA
The Dualers - Miss Santa Claus (2:30)
Album: Get Festive! vol. 1; Label: Galley
Dion Knibb & the Agitators - Caribbean Eskimo (2:53)
Album: Driving Me Mad!; Label: DVS Media
Billie Holiday x Yesking - I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm (5:29)
Album: Verve Christmas Remixed; Label: Verve
The Rumour - All Fall Down (2:32)
Album: Frogs Sprouts Clogs and Krauts; Label: Arista
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 5/16/Ska-7 (2:04)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(next 5) Mutant Frogs (not as bumper) - Flying Frog Foo (4:45)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mutant Frogs - Perception (3:09)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mutant Frogs - Greenhenge (2:55)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mutant Frogs - 60Hz. Ska (2:43)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mutant Frogs - The Great UFO Crash of '47 (3:20)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Majaicans - Sunshine Day (4:21)
Album: s-r; Label: myspace
The Specials - Stereotype (Peel session version) (6:13)
Album: BBC Sessions; Label: EMI/BBC
SKAndalous All Stars - Higher Ground (5:41)
Album: Hit Me!; Label: Shanachie
SKAndalous All Stars - The End (3:03)
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
(time remaining!) Mutant Frogs - Interstellar Teakettle (CBTE)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Air Date: 
December 20, 2012

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