1/10/2013 Rocket Ship Ska Trip




A set of some of ska’s best non-Jamaican oldies kicked off the “Ooh” this week, led by Cyril Stapleton’s band backing Chris Farlowe & the Thunderbirds (“The Beazers”) doing The Blue Beat. We also threw in some Lost Decade stuff by artists like Zap Pow, Vin Gordon and Gichy Dan. When we got to Sherwood’s place, a pre-Tennessee Birdwalk, Joe Meek-obsessed Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan (a.k.a. “Jacqueline Hyde”) were waiting for us, inviting us to run away with them_ which we did, through a sonic landscape peppered with weird-era Ferrante & Teicher (think “Soundblast”), Milt Raskin, Arthur Lyman,the Dusk ‘til Dawn Orchestra (conducted by the one and only Mort Garsonwho we’re seriously gonna have to do a tribute to one of these weeks),“Knuckles” O’Toole (doing a cha-cha!) and the Art Of Noise, among others. In the Home Stretch, Millie Small had the GotchaSKAvered Lollipop-of-the-Week in mixed English/German, the 5@5-past-5 featured tracks from Jump Up-label compilations, and Graham Reynolds and his Golden Arm Trio, augmented by horn section, fired up the ol’ Miracle Machine. ‘Til next time, Tune In… and Stay Tuned.

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
The Beazers a.k.a. Chris Farlowe & the Thunderbirds - The Blue Beat (2:25)
Album: 45; Label: Decca
Mango Jones & his Orchestra - Coffee Street Ska (2:01)
Album: Explosive New Dance Rhythm - The SKA; Label: Vee Jay
Georgie Fame - Tom Hark Goes Blue Beat (2:07)
Album: 4tk. 7"ep; Label: Columbia
The Locomotive - Rudi's in Love (3:06)
Album: 45; Label: Parlophone
Billy Fury & the Gamblers - Turn Your Lamp Down Low (2:38)
Album: s-t 4tk. 7"ep; Label: Decca
Tono Quirazco - Merida Ska (2:25)
Album: Jamaica Ska; Label: Orfeon
The Fleetwoods - Ska Light Ska Bright (2:25)
Album: 45; Label: Dolton
Jerry Jackson - Always (2:37)
Album: 45; Label: Columbia
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime (3:08)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Baby Earl & the Trini-Dads - Back Slop (2:30)
Album: 45; Label: SPQR
Lester Lanin - West Indies Ska (2:20)
Album: Dancing at the Discotheque; Label: Philips
Cecil Lloyd & Roland Alphonso - Oceans 11 (3:40)
Album: v.a. All Star Top Hits; Label: Studio 1
Prince Jazzbo - Takeover Dub (2:33)
Album: Choice of Version; Label: Studio 1
Vincent Gordon & the Dynamics - The Burner (2:06)
Album: v.a. Skinhead Reggae 3cd box set; Label: Trojan
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Cozy's Groove (2:32)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Eric Morris & Frank Cosmo - Pack Up Your Troubles (2:14)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Zap Pow - Wild Honey (3:03)
Album: v.a. 35th Anniversary 3cd box set; Label: Trojan
Clive Langer & the Boxes - Firdt Thing in the Morning (2:36)
Album: Splash; Label: F-Beat
Delroy Wilson & Slim Smith - Look Who's Back Again (2:42)
Album: 45; Label: Uptown
Blue Riddim Band - Joke's On You (3:07)
Album: Restless Spirit; Label: Flying Fish
Gichy Dan's Beachwood #9 - Winter on Riverside Drive (4:55)
Album: s-t; Label: RCA
Cookie & the Cupcakes - Feel So Good (2:21)
Album: By Request; Label: Jin
Bent Fabric - Across the Alley from the Alamo (2:11)
Album: Alley Cat; Label: Atco
Big Luke Sykes - Black and White (2:31)
Album: Rock 'n' Roll at the Sugar Bowl; Label: Design
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - The Astro 'Gator (demo version) (2:59)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Sharks in Space - Sharks in Space theme (5:45)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Keating Sound - Shangri-La (1:49)
Album: This Bird has Flown; Label: WB
Jacqueline Hyde (actually Misty Morgan) & the Moonfolk - (most of) Runaway (1:31)
Album: v.a. Nashville Sputnick; Label: Omni Recording Corp.
Jack Blanchard Group - Gemini (1:44)
Album: v.a. Nashville Sputnick; Label: Omni Recording Corp.
Pierre Henry - Teen Tonic (2:40)
Album: Messe pour le Temps; Label: Philips
The Roper Dance Orchestra - Two Souls (2:09)
Album: 45; Label: Roper
The Dusk 'til Dawn Orchestra - Tropica (3:19)
Album: Sea Drift; Label: Elektra
Ferrante & Teicher - Peg-Leg Meringue (3:20)
Album: Soundblast - The Sound of Tomorrow Today; Label: Westminster
Johnny Conquet (not "Conquest"), his Piano & Orchestra - Merengue Mania (2:05)
Album: Raisins & Almonds - Cha Cha Chas & Merengues; Label: RCA
Leo Addeo - Zombie Jamboree (1:46)
Album: Calypso and Other Island Favorites; Label: Camden
The Dancing Strings - Oceans of Love (2:37)
Album: 45; Label: Roper
Bela Sanders & his Orchestra - Plegaria (2:54)
Album: Enchanted Tangos; Label: Telefunken
Steve Allen & his Orchestra - Leave It to Me (2:07)
Album: More; Label: Dot
Milt Raskin - Mileka (3:06)
Album: Exotic Percussion; Label: Crown
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Ocean Moon (demo version) (4:59)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Arthur Lyman - Bamboo Tamboo (1:55)
Album: Yellow Bird; Label: Hifi/Life
Gary McFarland - Michelle (3:54)
Album: Today; Label: Skye
Benny Bennet & his Orchestra - The Man in Black (2:53)
Album: Let's Go Latin; Label: Seeco
Sam "The Man" Taylor - Lullaby of Itsuki (2:46)
Album: Mist of the Orient; Label: MGM
"Knuckles" O'Toole - Esto es Cha Cha Cha (3:05)
Album: ...goes South of the Border; Label: Grand Award
Lalo Schifrin - The Sniper (3:17)
Album: music from Mission: Impossible; Label: Dot
Tutti's Trumpets - Tenderly (4:09)
Album: Camarata; Label: Time
Joe Sherman, his Chorus and Orchestra - Danny's Theme (1:48)
Album: That Certain Party in Apt. 14C; Label: World Artists
Shiina Ringo & Saito Neko - Kono yo no Kagiri (The End of This World) ft.Shiina Junpei (2:38)
Album: Heisei Fuzoku; Label: Toshiba/EMI
The Art of Noise - Eye of a Needle (4:23)
Album: In Visible Silence; Label: China/Chrysalis
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime (3:08)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Ernest Ranglin Orchestra - (excerpt) My Boy Lollipop (d.j. babyswiss live on-air lollidub mix)
Album: (source material): the best of Millie; Label: Spectrum
Millie (in mixed English/German) - My Boy Lollipop (1:54)
Album: 45; Label: Fontana
Fishbone - Unyielding Conditioning
Album: Give a Monkey a Brain and He'll Swear He's the Center of the Universe; Label: Columbia
The Kinky Coo-Coos - Skabadoo (3:33)
Album: v.a. Skanky Birthday; Label: Ska Talk
The Fenecians - Sweet Honey Bee (5:29)
Album: demo; Label: s-r/myspace
David Hillyard & the Rocksteady 7 - Change of Plans
Album: Get Back Up!; Label: Megalith
The Cosmics - Godfather Ska (5:13)
Album: demo; Label: s-r/myspace
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - The Rough Bark (3:21)
Album: ; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (mix) X-Ray Ska > One for Freetime
Album: unrl. mix; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mr. T-Bone - Do My Best (4:26)
Album: v.a. Let's Have a Caribbean Party; Label: Jump Up
The Moon Invaders - All I Have To Do is Dream (2:11)
Album: v.a. Oldies but Goodies; Label: Jump Up
Mr. Symarip - Wang Yu (3:12)
Album: v.a. Let's Have a Caribbean Party; Label: Jump Up
Void Union - Tea Party Girl (3:39)
Album: v.a. Oldies but Goodies; Label: Jump Up
Go Jimmy Go - Trains and Planes (3:18)
Album: v.a. Let's Have a Caribbean Party; Label: Jump Up
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Cassini at Titan (11:23)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Drastics - Here Comes the Bass/Earl Warren (ft. MC Zulu) (7:30)
Album: online single; Label: s-r/myspace
The Skatalites - Ska Reggae Hi-Bop (8:20)
Album: Ska Reggae Hi-Bop; Label: Shanachie
Graham Reynolds & the Golden Arm Trio - The Miracle Machine (6:31)
Album: Cult of Color; Label: Shamrock
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (excerpt) The Astro 'Gator (1:25)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - The End (3:03)
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
January 10, 2013

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