1/24/2013 Rocket Ship Ska Trip

 

 

(1/24/13)

Buy ‘em by the sack! Clue J & the Blues Blasters,accompanied in all likelihood by Nyahbinghi hand-drumming legend Count Ossie, feed us “The Slider” from way back in 1962… and after half a century, it STILL hasn’t gone stale! (Talk about yer "pre-ska-vatives"... ) Also in the “Ooh”: “Pound for Pound #1”, a Carlos Malcolm & the Fireburners lost-decade ska/funker from 1970 (there was also a “Pound for Pound #2”, the same tune slowed-down and more heavily accentuating the funk in the groove)… some earlier Malcolm doing a ska “Ghost Riders”, both sides of a Roy Richards 45, “Maureen” and “Contact”, and Little Darlin’ (name of the artist! The song was “No One”)… The Blues Blasters bookend the “Ooh” with their “Marjie”, just before Sherwood takes over with two “January” tracks from what he has dubbed “calendar” albums, Emil Richards’ Stones and Psychedelic Percussion by Hal Blaine, respectively, followed by another “Margie”, this one by Buddy Morrow. That’s followed up by Margie, the singer… Margie Rayburn, that is. Tommy Dorsey and Warren Covington’s 45, “Satan Takes a Holiday”, a Wrong-Speed Special from a couple of weeks back, actually gets spun at 45 this week… sounds great at both speeds! “Mangos”, a Rosemary Clooney/Perez Prado collab we’ve played here before, gets the instrumental treatment from the (Francis) Bay Big Band. By the way, I should mention the fact that I have Shiina Ringo and her shady nuke ;^) to thank for hipping me to this song. She sings her non-album track “Superficial Gossip” this week. The Home Stretch got off to a classy start with Trio Esperanca’s high-gloss “Meu Bem Lollipop”… Of The Week. Thanks, GotchaSKAvered! There were 5 Mutant Frogs in a row at 5 (not 5:05), some Jamaican-grown lounge/exotica from the likes of Cecil Lloyd, Kes Chin, and better-known Tommy McCook and Roland Alphonso, and “electro-swingers” Parov Stelar with the very ska-like “Dandy…” I’m looking for more of this electro-swing… tune in, and stay tuned!

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Clue J & the Blues Blasters - The Slider (2:21)
Album: 45; Label: Coxsone
Audley Williams/Granville Williams Orchestra ft. Ernest Ranglin - Hush Puppy (2:03)
Album: 45; Label: GWO
Carlos Malcolm & the Fireburners - Pound for Pound #1 (2:54)
Album: 45; Label: AJP (Ahmad Jamal Productions)
The Movers - Jo-Ann (2:08)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
Carlos Malcolm - Ghost Riders (3:12)
Album: 45; Label: Up Beat
The Melodites - Vacation (2:12)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 60Hz. Ska (2:43)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Vagabonds - Lindska (2:37)
Album: Jamaica's Own Vagabonds; Label: Decca
Chuck Jaques with Lyn Taitt & his Comets - Dial 609 (2:25)
Album: 45; Label: Caltone
The Cool Cats - Hold Your Love (2:13)
Album: 45; Label: Caltone
The Diplomats w./Tommy McCook & the Supersonics - Going Along (2:30)
Album: 45; Label: Caltone
Roy Richards w./ Baba Brooks Band - Maureen (2:38)
Album: 45; Label: Gay Feet
Roy Richards w./ Baba Brooks Band - Contact (2:25)
Album: v.a. Club Ska '67; Label: Gay Feet
Lascelles Perkins w./Clue J & the Blues Blasters - Lonely Moments (2:39)
Album: v.a. Ska Bonanza; Label: Heartbeat/Studio 1
Don Drummond - Don Cosmic (2:32)
Album: v.a. Ska Bonanza; Label: Heartbeat/Studio 1
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 5 Fingers of Ska (4:01)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Rita Hovink - De Blue Blue Beat (1:56)
Album: 45; Label: CNR/Moonglow
Little Darlin' - No One (2:59)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Soul Bros. - East Man Ska a.k.a. War Lord (3:01)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
Delroy Wilson - Ananias (2:31)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Greenhenge (2:55)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Owen Gray - Mash It! Pts. 1&2 (4:09)
Album: v.a. Jamaican R&B 3cd box set; Label: Trojan
The Specials - Stereotype (Peel session version) (6:13)
Album: BBC Sessions; Label: EMI/BBC
The Blues Blasters - Marjie (3:10)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet (3:01)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Emil Richards - Garnet (January) (2:23)
Album: Stones; Label: Uni
Hal Blaine - Freaky (January) (2:23)
Album: Psychedelic Percussion; Label: Dunhill/Harkit
Buddy Morrow & his Orchestra - Margie (2:28)
Album: Dancing Tonight to Morrow; Label: RCA
Margie Rayburn - Day In Day Out (2:45)
Album: Margie; Label: Liberty
Tito Puente - Call of the Jungle Birds (2:24)
Album: Tambo; Label: RCA
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra starring Warren Covington - Satan Takes a Holiday (3:07)
Album: 45; Label: Decca
Joe Loco - Happy Days are Here Again (2:43)
Album: Loco Motion; Label: Columbia
(Francis) Bay Big Band - Mangos (2:53)
Album: The Bay Big Band's Latin Beat; Label: Omega
Jan August, His Piano & Orchestra - Boogie Woogie Cha Cha (2:24)
Album: Cha Cha Charm; Label: Mercury
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Interstellar Teakettle (3:37)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Carr/McWheele Orchestra - Time Beings (4:29)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Paul Horn Quintet - Tall Polynesian (8:13)
Album: something blue; Label: hifijazz
Roger Link & his Whispering Trumpet - Hot Lips (2:15)
Album: Hot Lips; Label: Decca
Tonio Rivera & his Orchestra - You Never Say Yes, You Never Say No (2:29)
Album: v.a. South of the Border vinyl box set; Label: Readers Digest/RCA
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Transkalactic (2:33)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Caravan Palace - Queens (4:03)
Album: Panic; Label: Wagram
Dave Pike - Vikki (5:26)
Album: Manhattan Latin; Label: Decca
Druid Chase - Take Me In Your Garden (2:51)
Album: v.a. Circus Days vol. 3; Label: Blueprint
Les Baxter - A Distant Star (3:02)
Album: Space Escapade; Label: Capitol
Arthur Lyman - Eden's Islamd (2:00)
Album: Blowin' in the Wind; Label: Hifi/Life
Mike Simpson - Takes Two to Tango (2:23)
Album: Discussion in Percussion; Label: Mercury
Shiina Ringo - Superficial Gossip
Album: Ariamaru Tomi single; Label: Toshiba/EMI
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime (3:08)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Trio Esperanca - Meu Bem Lollipop (2:23)
Album: Retratos; Label: EMI Brasil
Stubborn All Stars - Rise to Find You (4:28)
Album: Open Season; Label: Another Planet
Bobby Ellis, Scully & the Soul Syndicate - Doreth (2:57)
Album: v.a. Head Shot; Label: Heartbeat
(bumper) Niney & the Observers - (excerpt) Can't Enter Zion with your Big Checkbook (1:03)
Album: v.a. Head Shot; Label: Heartbeat
The Determinations - When I Get Low (4:12)
Album: 45; Label: Zion
Skapontas - I Want to Hold Your Hand (3:52)
Album: One Shot Trip; Label: Victor Japan
Skapontas - Don't Worry (3:33)
Album: One Shot Trip; Label: Victor Japan
The Dynamics - Rockit (3:09)
Album: Version Excursions; Label: grooveattack
Mutant Frogs - Pro-Pleasure Gas - Capt. 2much Freetime's Ska Mutation (3:17)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mutant Frogs - The Astro 'Gator (3:35)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mutant Frogs - Perception (3:09)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mutant Frogs - Big Bad Rhino (3:16)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mutant Frogs - Lymedison (4:30)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
SKAndalous All Stars - Lithium (3:52)
Album: Hit Me; Label: Shanachie
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Pro-Pleasure Gas - Don Cachiene's Disco Kicks (3:44)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Cecil Lloyd - Profile Cha Cha (2:07)
Album: A Night in Jamaica with...; Label: Kentone
Cecil Lloyd - That Old Black Magic (3:23)
Album: Dynamic Dance Rhythms by...; Label: Tower Hill
Kes Chin & the Souvenirs - Memories of Flora (2:53)
Album: v.a. Let's Have a Red Stripe Party; Label: Premiere
Kes Chin & the Souvenirs - Caballo Negro (2:10)
Album: v.a. Let's Have a Red Stripe Party; Label: Premiere
Tommy McCook - Savitt (a.k.a. "Sauvitt" and "Sauvito") (3:04)
Album: 45; Label: Coxsone
Rolando Al & the Soul Bros.) - Pepe To (2:55)
Album: Ska Au-Go-Go; Label: N.D.
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - M.F. Bumps (2:22)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Parov Stelar - Dandy (2:58)
Album: Coco - part one; Label: Etage Noir
Al Barry & the Cimarrons - Morning Sun (2:54)
Album: 45; Label: Doctor Bird
The Fabulous Poodles - Toy Town People (2:04)
Album: Unsuitable; Label: Pye
Plastic Bertrand - (most of) Dance Dance (3:33)
Album: Ca Plane pour Moi; Label: Sire
(non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - The End (3:03)
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
January 24, 2013

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