1/31/2013 Rocket Ship Ska Trip



Ooh! The Cap’n & Cozy unearthed more great old skas previously un-aired by RSST, including, all the way from the UK, Pama Records’ own… Milwaukee Coasters??? Yep, from the year that kicked off Ska’s Lost Decade, 1968, a ska/funk stomper paradoxically enough titled “Sick and Tired (Oh Babe)” hot on the heels of Val Bennett’s ska shuffle “Jumping with Mr. Lee” (Bunny, not Byron), from the same year, on Island. Sherwood’s Planet highlights included Cal Tjader’s cover of Paul Horn’s something blue track “Half and Half” and some flutey 5/4 business from Italy’s Marc 4. In the Home Stretch, GotchaSKAverd hit us with a Czech Lollipop (er, “Libi Bob”) from Yvonne Prenosilova. Never released on 45 or LP in its day (1964), it instead turned up as a clip on Czech TV! While we’re across the pond, the 5@5:05 asks you, “Won’t you come aboard and fly Transatlantic Skaways with us?” The Bost & Bim Crosstown Traffic (Jimi Hendrix) remix brought us right up to The End… “Crosstown Skaffic”, anyone?

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Roland Alphonso - Tall in the Saddle (2:49)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
Lord Creator (a.k.a. Kentrick Patrick) - Good for Creator (2:32)
Album: 45; Label: Prince Buster
Vietnam All Stars - The Toughest (2:37)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
Hopeton Lewis - Sound & Pressure (3:03)
Album: 45; Label: Rio
Tommy McCook & the Supersonics - More Love (2:43)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 60Hz. Ska (2:43)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Stranger & Patsy - Do You Remember (3:12)
Album: 45; Label: Escort
Val Bennett - Jumping with Mr. Lee (4:36)
Album: 45; Label: Island
The Milwaukee Coasters - Sick & Tired (Oh Babe) (2:44)
Album: 45; Label: Pama
Frank Cosmo - Old for New (3:01)
Album: 45; Label: Top Sound
Prince Buster All Stars - Time Machine (2:43)
Album: 45; Label: Prince Buster/Voice of the People
Baba Brooks - Joe Snow Cone (2:54)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - M.F. Bumps (2:23)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Carnations - What Are You Selling (2:15)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
The Shieks - Mr. Fraser (2:49)
Album: 45; Label: C and N
Lord Inventor - Roseita (2:31)
Album: 45; Label: Coxsone
Prince Buster & the Prince Buster All Stars - Apatchi (3:01)
Album: 45; Label: Soulsville Center/Buster's Shack
Larry & the Shadows - Please Stay (2:18)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Greenhenge (2:55)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Baba Brooks - Musical Sermon (2:34)
Album: 45; Label: Gayfeet
Stranger & Patsy - When I Call Your Name (1964 w/ 1969 guitar overdub) (3:03)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Georgie Fame - Humpty Dumpty (in German!) (2:37)
Album: Rhythm & Blue Beat (German press); Label: Columbia
The Techniques - No One (2:33)
Album: 45; Label: Kentone
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Disjointed (1:17)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwwood's Planet
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Big Shell Steel Band - Kamaquit (2:35)
Album: v.a. Steel Band Clash; Label: Cook
Hell's Gate Steel Band - La Veda ni Meringue (2:52)
Album: v.a. Steel Band Clash; Label: Cook
Spokes Mashiyane - Mambo Spokes (2:22)
Album: Spokes of Africa; Label: Gallotone
Preston Epps - Doin' the Cha Cha Cha (2:10)
Album: Bongo Bongo Bongo; Label: Original Sound
The Surfmen - Moonlight in Paradise (2:45)
Album: The Sounds of Exotic Island; Label: Stereo Fidelity
Milt Raskin - Moon Festival (Chinese Holiday) (2:52)
Album: Exotic Percussion; Label: Crown
Seymour & his Heartbeat Trumpet - Somebody Loves Me (1:26)
Album: Golden Trumpet Hits; Label: Soma
Skip Martin & Orchestra - Tiger Hunt (3:15)
Album: Perspectives in Percussion; Label: Somerset
Martin Denny - Ruby (2:25)
Album: sayonara; Label: Sunset
Dick Schory's Percussion Pops Orchestra - Shimboo (2:28)
Album: Supercussion; Label: RCA
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Lymedison (4:30)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Cal Tjader - Half and Half (4:35)
Album: In a Latin Bag; Label: Verve
Arthur Lyman - Legend of the Rain (4:03)
Album: Bahia; Label: Hifirecord
Johnny Conquet, his Piano and Orchestra - Sirocco (2:25)
Album: Raisins and Almonds; Label: RCA
Dizzy Gillespie - Smokey Hollow Jump (2:56)
Album: The Dizzy Gillespie Story; Label: Savoy
Terry Gibbs - Midnight Sun (3:23)
Album: Launching a New Sound in Music; Label: Mercury
Orquesta Marimba Chiapas - Solamente Una Vez (2:04)
Album: Marimba Mambo y Cha Cha Cha; Label: Audio Fidelity
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - The Scene Tomorrow (3:00)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Tokyo Jihen - Keshou Naoshi (live, 2/'06) (6:06)
Album: unrl. song from "Domestic Virgin Line" concert; Label: Toshiba/EMI
Matt Wilson's Arts and Crafts - The Scenic Route (5:51)
Album: The Scenic Route; Label: Palmetto
Victor Feldman's All Stars - Ritual (4:59)
Album: The World's First Album of Soviet Jazz Themes; Label: ava
Marc 4 - Flauti Ensemble (2:43)
Album: v.a. L'Aperitivo Italiano 3cd box set; Label: La Douce
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (excerpt) Hot Sand and Rolling Waves (1:12)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (excerpt) One for Freetime (1:52)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Ernest Ranglin Orch. dubmixed live on-air by d.j. babyswiss on The Echo Chamber - My Boy Lollipop (Lollidub mix)
Album: (source material) best of millie; Label: Universal/Spectrum
Yvonne Prenosilova - Mne Se Libi Bob (1:07)
Album: v.a. Hitparada dvd; Label: Supraphon
Soweto Stokvel Septette - Eddie's Ska (2:18)
Album: 78; Label: Stokvel
The Rockin' Rebels - Bongo Blue Beat (1:48)
Album: 45; Label: Stork
The Specials - Enjoy Yourself (3:37)
Album: More Specials; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
The Skatalites - Magic Muffin (4:18)
Album: Bashaka; Label: Marston
The Skatalites - Oh Baby (ft. Doreen Schaffer) (3:01)
Album: Bashaka; Label: Marston
Tsuyoshi Kawakami & his Moodmakers - Portable Sounds (5:02)
Album: mood inn; Label: cutting edge
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (excerpt) Transkalactic (1:17)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mutant Frogs (not as bumper) - 5 Fingers of Ska (4:01)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Ria Bartok - Zu Schade Dafur (2:33)
Album: "Neu!" 45; Label: Columbia
Giuliano Palma & the Bluebeaters - From Russia with Love (3:51)
Album: Combo; Label: V2/Universal
Kingston Kitchen (Rotterdam Ska-Jazz Foundation meets Dr. Ring Ding) - You Make Me Sing (4:14)
Album: Today's Special; Label: Megalith
Rita Hovink - De Blue Blue Beat (1:56)
Album: 45; Label: CNR/Moonglow
Ringo Ska - I Will (2:53)
Album: Betolzkahitoparat; Label: Pork Pie
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Interstellar Teakettle (3:37)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Eric Blowtorch & his Super Powers - I Am Wrong (3:45)
Album: Flame On!!; Label: Simmerdown
The Kinky Coo Coos - Something's Got a Hold On Me (3:56)
Album: The Mean Machine ep; Label: Liquidator
The Drastics & MC Zulu - Here Comes the Bass/Earl Warren (ft. MC Zulu) (7:30)
Album: digital single; Label: soundcloud.com
Gary "US" Bonds - Dear Lady Twist (2:34)
Album: 45; Label: Legrand
The Dynamics - Rockit (3:09)
Album: Version Excursions; Label: grooveattack
The Pinstripes - Find It (2:50)
Album: The Decay; Label: Stubborn
The Dualers - Ring My Number (3:00)
Album: Rhymes & Rhythms; Label: Galley
The Dualers - Stole the Show (3:27)
Album: The Melting Pot; Label: Galley
Jimi Hendrix/Bost & Bim - Crosstown Traffic (Bost & Bim Remix) (2:33)
Album: 45; Label: Pirates
SKAndalous All Stars - The End (3:03)
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
January 31, 2013

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