2/28/2013 Rocket Ship Ska Trip



(2/28 in a nutshell… )

Ooooh! This week, we’ve found the original version of a tune The Skatalites covered on a Studio 1 45. They called it “Beardman Ska”, and the original Ernie Freeman cut on Imperial was called “Live It Up”. We played ‘em back-to-back. Bob Andy (with an uncredited Marcia Griffiths) also turns up in Hour 1, as well as Peter Tosh (spelled “Touch” on the label), Joya Landis and a certain Vietnam All Stars headed up by Prince Buster. On Buster’s own label, “The Toughest” was an untitled “Instrumental” credited to Buster’s All Stars. As “The Toughest”, the record gets credited to Vietnam All Stars on Rio… and Studio 1? We’ll get back to you on that. Sherwood B. Funn reprises the mysterious Charlie’s charming “Hawaii Cha Cha”, and The Orb make their Planet debut with “Pomme Fritz (Meat and Veg)”. Out of character for The Orb, but it works well in Sherwood’s bag and is a fine, fun(n) piece of work, and followed up by Ken Nordine’s “Speck of Dust” from his second Grateful Dead Records release (we don’t have his first), Upper Limbo. Billie Tam kicks off The Home Stretch with her Boy Lollipop, the 5@5:05 is a numbers game, and Cultivator deliver up an 8+min. slab of dubbed-out ska called “Aka Hige Dub”, with Rude & Visser hot on their heels. Sound like your bag? Tune in (to the archives), 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
The Blues Blasters - Marjie (3:10)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
Ernie Freeman - Live It Up (1:50)
Album: 45; Label: Imperial
The Skatalites - Beardman Ska (3:01)
Album: Best of...; Label: Studio 1
Bob Andy - Stay In My Lonely Arms (ft. Marcia Griffiths) (2:40)
Album: Bob Andy's Song Book; Label: Studio 1
Ken Boothe - Give Me Back My Heart (2:37)
Album: Mr. Rock Steady; Label: Studio 1
Rita Marley - Pied Piper (2:12)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
The Sensations - War Boats (2:17)
Album: 45; Label: Techniques
Eric "Monty" Morris - If I Didn't Love You (2:36)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - String Me Along (4:07)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Slim Smith - The New Boss (2:33)
Album: Born to Love; Label: Studio 1
Peter Tosh ("Touch") - I Am The Toughest (3:07)
Album: 45; Label: Stuido 1
The Soul Bros. - Hot Shot (2:45)
Album: Hot Shot; Label: Studio 1
Johnny "Dizzy" Moore - South China Sea (3:10)
Album: v.a. Ska 45s Box; Label: Top Deck
Vincent Gordon & the Dynamics - The Burner (2:06)
Album: v.a. Skinhead Reggae 3cd box set; Label: Trojan
Joya Landis - Kansas City (2:51)
Album: v.a. Here Comes the Duke; Label: Treasure Isle
Dudley Williamson - Anything You Want (2:40)
Album: 45; Label: Doctor Bird
The Renegades - Knocking On My Door (2:26)
Album: 45; Label: Merritone
Vietnam All Stars - The Toughest (2:37)
Album: 45; Label: Rio
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 5 Fingers of Ska (4:01)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Prince Buster - Time Machine (2:43)
Album: 45; Label: Prince Buster/Voice of the People
Baba Brooks - Joe Snow Cone (2:54)
Album: 45; Label: Treaasure Isle
The Shieks - Mr. Fraser (2:49)
Album: 45; Label: C and N
Derrick Harriott - Do The Jerk (2:26)
Album: v.a. Derrick Harriott & Friends - Step Softly; Label: Trojan
The Soul Bros. - Searching for Weapons (4:01)
Album: Carib Soul; Label: Coxsone
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet (3:01)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder (10:23)
Album: The Sidewinder; Label: Blue Note
Cal Tjader-Stan Getz Sextet - Ginza Samba (10:57)
Album: s-t; Label: Fantasy
Combustible Edison - Laura's Aura (6:28)
Album: the impossible world; Label: Sub Pop
Kurt Weil & Vibes Revisited - Perpetuum Brasiliensis (6:53)
Album: Late_ but Not Too Late; Label: Columbia
Charlie - Hawaii Cha Cha (2:35)
Album: 45; Label: King (Japan)
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Lymedison (4:30)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Shiina Ringo - Carnation (3:10)
Album: cd single; Label: Toshiba/EMI
MFSB - TLC (3:40)
Album: Universal Love; Label: Philadelphia International
Jimmy Giuffre - Sultana (2:49)
Album: s-t; Label: Capitol
Jimmy Giuffre - Nutty Pine (3:10)
Album: s-t; Label: Capitol
The Orb - Pomme Fritz (Meat 'n' Veg) (9:04)
Album: Pomme Fritz; Label: Island Red Label
Ken Nordine - Speck of Dust
Album: Upper Limbo; Label: Grateful Dead
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Interstellar Teakettle (2:34)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime (3:08)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Billie Tam - My Boy Lollipop (2:30)
Album: 45; Label: Pathe
Delroy Wilson & Slim Smith - Look Who's Back Again (2:42)
Album: 45; Label: Downtown
Tsuyoshi Kawakami & his Moodmakers - Harlem Nocturne (3:13)
Album: moodmakers mood; Label: cutting edge
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - River Flow (ft. Manu Chao) (5:45)
Album: Walkin'; Label: Avex
The English Beat - March of the Swivel Heads (Extended (5:12)
Album: The Complete Beat 5cd box set; Label: Go Feet/SHOUT Factory
Giuliano Palma & the Bluebeaters - Back On The Chain Gang (4:16)
Album: Long Playing; Label: V2/Universal
The Valkyrians - Queen of Hearts (4:12)
Album: The Beat of Our Street; Label: Pork Pie/Stupido
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Transkalactic (2:33)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Bob Marley & the Wailers - One Love (3:22)
Album: The Birth of a Legend; Label: Epic/Calla
Delroy Wilson - One-Two-Three (2:23)
Album: 45; Label: Island
The Little Elephant - C-571 (6:08)
Album: second fruits; Label: RD
JJ Session - Groove9 (3:28)
Album: Caribbean Jazz vol. 1; Label: s-r
Jimmy Cliff - One More (3:24)
Album: Rebirth; Label: Sunpower/Universal
Ska-Phonics - Full Count (3:14)
Album: pv; Label: s-r
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 5/16/Ska-7 (2:04)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - A 5th of Funn (4:44)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
A Million Bamboo - Kaika (4:31)
Album: Take no Yu; Label: Emushijeipi/Island (Japan)
Nutty Boys - People (2:57)
Album: Crunch!; Label: Dojo
Lou & the Hollywood Bananas - Jericho (3:13)
Album: Best of...; Label: Ariola
The Skatalites - One-Armed Bandit (3:42)
Album: On the Right Track; Label: AIM Roots Explorer Series
Cultivator - Aka Hige Dub (8:27)
Album: Voice of Love 2x12"; Label: Flying High
Rude & Visser - Shake & Shiver (4:12)
Album: Red Rum ep; Label: Grover
SKAndalous - The End
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
February 28, 2013

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