2/7/2013 Rocket Ship Ska Trip

 

(2/7/13)

Ooh, was it Bob Marley’s birthday? (No, it was actually the morning after. There’s got to be a… oh, never mind.)  Anyhoo, the RSST Crew launched this week’s show with a set of tunes stretching from Bob’s pre-Wailers recording debut in 1962 (“Judge Not”), all the way to 2 Tone-era songs the man didn’t even write, but were nevertheless named “Concrete Jungle” and “Rat Race” by their composer, Specials guitarist Roddy (“Radiation”) Byers. Aboard the Voovie Doo, Sherwood was feelin’ a change in the air, so on went “My Foolish Heart (Crazy in Shibuya)”, the online single Soil and “Pimp” Sessions cut with Shiina Ringo. The “February” tracks from our two “calendar albums”, Hal Blaine’s “Flashy” from Psychedelic Percussion and Emil Richards’ “Amethyst” from Stones, got the ol’ Planet off to a rollicking start, while Francis Bay went undercover as “John Evans” to bookend Sherwood’s show-within-a-show with “The Peanut Vendor”. The Home Stretch “gotcha SKAvered” in Portuguese again with Wanderlea’s contribution to (“Meu Bem”) Lolli-dom, backed by Renato and his Blue Caps. The 5@5-past-5 took us into Ska’s Lost Decade (roughly ’68-‘78) with tracks by everybody from the Milwaukee Coasters (1968) to Carlos Malcolm & the Fireburners (1970) to Plastic Bertrand (1977). Pitbull’s “Funky Kingston”-looping “Don’t Stop the Party” landed the Ship for another week, just in time for “The End”. Don’t worry… this show ends once every week, making The End a rather commonplace occurence. Tune in and stay tuned; it’ll happen again!

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Robert Marley - Judge Not (2:23)
Album: 45; Label: Beverley's
Robert Marley - Do You Still Love Me (2:29)
Album: 45; Label: Beverley's
Bob Marley & the Wailers - Donna (1:55)
Album: The Birth of a Legend; Label: Epic/Calla
Bob Marley & the Wailers - Do You Remember (2:55)
Album: The Birth of a Legend; Label: Epic/Calla
Cedric Im Brooks & the Divine Light - Put It On (2:40)
Album: From Mento to Reggae to Third World Music; Label: VP/17 North Parade
The Specials - Concrete Jungle (3:17)
Album: BBC Sessions; Label: EMI/BBC
The Specials - Rat Race (3:07)
Album: More Specials; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - The Astro 'Gator
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Bob Andy - Crime Don't Pay (2:20)
Album: Bob Andy's Song Book; Label: Studio 1
Derrick & Naomi - I Wish I Were an Apple (2:56)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
Byron Lee & the Dragonaires - I Won't Let You Go (2:13)
Album: Dance The Ska; Label: BMN
Lord Creator (a.k.a. Kentrick Patrick) - King and Queen (2:56)
Album: 45; Label: Randy's
The Skatalites - Old Broadway (3:01)
Album: 45; Label: Prince Buster
Dawn Penn - Long Day Short Night (3:45)
Album: 45; Label: Prince Buster
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Cozy's Groove (2:32)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Selwyn Baptiste - Mo' Bay (3:06)
Album: 45; Label: Black Swan
The Silvertones - A Rockin' Good Way (2:46)
Album: ?; Label: ?
Justin Hinds & the Dominoes - Rub Up, Push Up (2:45)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
West Side Symphony Steel Orchestra - Jamaica Ska (2:55)
Album: v.a. Tiger Goes Calypso; Label: Esso
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime (3:08)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Lester Sterling Group - Out of Nowhere (2:47)
Album: v.a. Jump Jamaica Way; Label: Coxsone
Laurel Aitken - Lucille (3:40)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Laurel Aitken - Jericho (1:54)
Album: 45; Label: Rio
Roland Alphonso - Sai Pan (3:32)
Album: 45; Label: Merritone
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet (3:01)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Hal Blaine - Flashy (February) (2:23)
Album: Psychedelic Percussion; Label: Dunhill/Harkit
Emil Richaards - Amethyst (February) (2:00)
Album: Stones; Label: Uni
Emil Richaards & the Microtonal Blues Band - Mantra (4:26)
Album: Journey to Bliss; Label: impulse!
ICE (Intergalactic Contemporary Ensemble - Malambo #1 (3:04)
Album: I Dig (recorded live at the Fine Line); Label: innova
Jacqueline Hyde & the Moonfolk - Runaway (not Del Shannon) (1:31)
Album: v.a. Nashville Sputnick; Label: Omni
Jack Blanchard Group - Gemini (1:44)
Album: v.a. Nashville Sputnick; Label: Omni
Soil & "Pimp" Sessions (ft. Shiina Ringo) - My Foolish Heart (Crazy in Shibuya) (4:36)
Album: download; Label: iTunes Japan
Sam "The Man" Taylor - Lullaby of Itsuki (2:46)
Album: Mist of the Orient; Label: MGM
Henry Mancini - Pow! (2:41)
Album: 45; Label: Liberty
Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra - The Manteca Suite (16:27)
Album: v.a. The Original Mambo Kings; Label: Verve
Stan Kenton - March to Polaris (5:53)
Album: Adventures in Time; Label: Capitol
Senor Coconut - Pinball Cha-Cha (3:39)
Album: Around the World; Label: essay/Nacional
(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
Leo Addeo - Blue Hawaii (3:21)
Album: Hawaii in Stereo; Label: RCA/Camden
Budy Maglione - (mt) Cannibal Ferox (2:20)
Album: (double sdtk.) Cannibal Ferox/Zombie; Label: Blackest Heart Media
Francis Bay (as "John Evans") Big Band - The Peanut Vendor (4:24)
Album: Percussive Sound of the Big Band; Label: Directional Sound
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime (3:08)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Wanderlea w./ Renato & his Blue Caps - Meu Bem Lollipop (1:58)
Album: Quero Voce; Label: CBS
Bobby Ellis, Scully & the Soul Syndicate - Doreth (2:58)
Album: v.a. Head Shot; Label: Heartbeat
Bob Andy - Life Could Be a Symphony (3:28)
Album: Bob Andy's Song Book; Label: Studio 1
Roland Alphonso - If I Were a Bell (2:29)
Album: v.a. History of Ska vol. 1; Label: Studio 1
The Skatalites - The Leader (3:35)
Album: Walk With Me; Label: Moondust
The English Beat - I Can't Get Used to Losing You (4:16)
Album: 12"; Label: Go Feet/Arista
K-Mob - Fistful of Satisfaction (4:42)
Album: Cushdy; Label: Grover
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Just Say Yeah (3:23)
Album: World Ska Symphony; Label: Avex
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 5 Fingers of Ska (4:01)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Stranger & Patsy - Do You Remember (3:12)
Album: 45; Label: Escort
Carlos Malcolm & the Fireburners - Pound for Pound (2:54)
Album: 45; Label: Ahmad Jamal Productions
The Milwaukee Coasters - Sick and Tired (Oh Babe) (2:44)
Album: 45; Label: PAMA
Plastic Bertrand - Dance Dance (3:36)
Album: Ca Plane pour Moi; Label: Sire
Sir Harry - Hee Cup (2:11)
Album: 45; Label: Crab
Pressure Cooker - Space: 1999 (2:15)
Album: I Want to Tell You; Label: pressurecooker.net
Pressure Cooker - Cuando Vaya (3:25)
Album: I Want to Tell You; Label: pressurecooker.net
Giuliano Palma & the Bluebeaters - BeYoung Be Foolish Be Happy (3:45)
Album: Boogaloo; Label: V2/Universal
The Skeletones - Bump (3:14)
Album: Bump; Label: Rivercidal
The Drastics - Here Comes the Bass/Earl Warren (7:30)
Album: digital single; Label: s-r/myspace/Happy as a Lark
The Fenecians - Sweet Honey Bee (5:29)
Album: demo; Label: s-r/myspace
David Hillyard & the Rocksteady 7 - Change of Plans (3:38)
Album: Get Back Up! ; Label: Megalith
Steady Earnest - Put It On (2:55)
Album: Dr. Earnest's Nerve-Steadying Spirits; Label: Beatville
Pitbull - Don't Stop the Party (3:25)
Album: Global Warming; Label: RCA
(non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - The End (3:03)
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
February 7, 2013

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