4/4/2013 Rocket Ship Ska Trip

 

 

4/4 in a nutshell…

Ooh! Our Pledge Drive week 1 edition got off to a slightly glitchy start when a deck locked-up in the middle of “Jamaica Ska”, West Side Symphony Steel Orchestra style. Funny, one of our other identical decks played it flawlessly just a few minutes later! It was part of a tribute to the Byron Lee hit that included the song it was modeled on, Marv Johnson’s “Come On and Stop”. We bumpered an early version of a Mutant Frogs thing we’re calling “NASKA Dub”, and hunting around on YouTube yielded an unreleased Don Drummond jam called “Port Royal”. Sherwood bumpered a new Froggie mix of various samples of interplanetary electromagnetic frequencies received by NASA satellites, called… what else? “Interplanetary Frequencies”. This week’s Planet also included Arthur Lyman, The Peanuts, Fred Katz and a guy he used to provide musical backing for, Ken Nordine. Kicking off the Home Stretch, The Ska-Men, featuring an uncredited Ska-Woman, delivered the GotchaSKAvered Lollipop-of-the-Week, and we had the RSST debut of a new Caro Emerald remix by somebody named Lokee. If we had a 5@5:05 planned, it went right down a Pledge Drive memory hole, so we’ll do a 5×2 next week! Tune in… and Stay Tuned.

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
West Side Symphony Steel Orchestra - (glitchy excerpt) Jamaica Ska
Album: v.a. Tiger Goes Calypso; Label: Esso
Rita Hovink - De Blue Blue Beat (1:56)
Album: 45; Label: CNR/Moonglow
Calvil Dafos - Brown Sugar (2:25)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
West Side Symphony Steel Orchestra - Jamaica Ska (didn't glitch this time!) (2:55)
Album: v.a. Tiger Goes Calypso; Label: Esso
Byron Lee & the Dragonaires - Jamaica Ska (2:27)
Album: 45; Label: Kentone
Marv Johnson - Come On and Stop (2:10)
Album: 45; Label: UA
Tammy (who???) - Jamaica Ska (1:39)
Album: ? (traceable only to a no-label downloadable-only anthology called "This Is Mexican Ska vol. 1" ...probably originally a 45); Label: ?
Phyllis Dillon - Thing of the Past (2:37)
Album: 45; Label: Trojan
The Skatalites - Always on Sunday (2:29)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
Derrick Harriott - Do the Jerk (2:26)
Album: v.a. Derrick Harriott & friends; Label: Trojan
Don Drummond - Port Royal (3:44)
Album: unrl. blank-label 45 ; Label: probably Studio 1
*(bumper) Mutant Frogs - NASKA Dub (ver. 1) (3:14)
Album: unrl. demo; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Soul Bros. - Searching for Weapons (4:01)
Album: Carib Soul; 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
Prince Buster - To Be Loved (3:08)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Plastic Bertrand - Dance Dance (3:36)
Album: Ca Plane pour Moi; Label: Sire
Sir Harry - Hee Cup (2:11)
Album: 45; Label: Crab
Zap Pow - Wild Honey (3:03)
Album: 45; Label: Trojan
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 60Hz. Ska (2:43)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Maytals - Hey Hey Girl (1:47)
Album: 45; Label: N.D.
Shenley (or "Chenley" or "Chandley" ...take your pick) Duffus - He's Coming Down (2:21)
Album: 45; Label: Black Swan
Peter Tosh (or "Touch") - Hoot Nanny Hoot (3:09)
Album: 45; Label: Island
Tommy McCook & the Supersonics - Our Man Flint ("Sway") (3:20)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet (3:01)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Arthur Lyman - Poinciana (2:22)
Album: Pearly Shells; Label: GNP/Crescendo
Arthur Lyman - Stranger in Paradise (3:00)
Album: Pearly Shells; Label: GNP/Crescendo
Vocal Quartet Gaya - Your Voice (2:24)
Album: s-t; Label: Melodiya
(bumper) various NASA satellite antenna receptions mixed by Mutant Frogs - (excerpt) Interplanetary Frequencies (5:00)
Album: unrl. demo; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Peanuts - Chakkiri Cha Cha Cha (3:03)
Album: 10cd Dream Box; Label: King JP
The Peanuts - Rhythm of the Rain (2:20)
Album: 10cd Dream Box; Label: King JP
Cal Tjader-Stan Getz Sextet - Ginza Samba (10:57)
Album: s-t; Label: Fantasy
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Lymedison (4:30)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Lunar Lily Pad (3:28)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Fred Katz - Mate'Ka (6:35)
Album: Folk Songs for Far-Out Folk; Label: WB/Reboot
(bumper) various NASA satellite antenna receptions mixed by Mutant Frogs - Interplanetary Frequencies (10:
Album: unrl. demo; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Penguin On Vacation (4:42)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Slide On By (3:27)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - The Sunken Portal (6:28)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Ken Nordine - Speck of Dust (2:35)
Album: Upper Limbo; Label: Grateful Dead
Shiina Ringo & Saito Neko - Ishiki (2:32)
Album: Heisei Fuzoku; Label: Toshiba/EMI
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime (twice!) (3:08x2)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Ska-Men - My Boy Lollipop (featuring an uncredited Ska-Woman) (1:54)
Album: The Original Jamaica Ska; Label: Diplomat
Yellow Magic Orchestra - Multiplies (2:55)
Album: x oo Multiplies; Label: Restless
Bitty McLean & the Duke Reid All Stars - I'm In Love with a Girl (3:50)
Album: 45; Label: Peckings
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Juggling City (4:18)
Album: World Ska Symphony; Label: Avex
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Ai Ga Arukai? (4:22)
Album: Arkestra; Label: Avex
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - String Me Along (4:07)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
*(bumper) Mutant Frogs - NASKA Dub ver. 1 (3:14)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
*Caro Emerald - Tangled Up (Lokee Remix) (3:26)
Album: download single; Label: grandmono/iTunes
Dimaa - Gadget o Swing (3:17)
Album: 1er Jet; Label: s-r
The Melodians - Staircase of Time (2:34)
Album: Sweet Sensation - the best of...; Label: Trojan
The English Beat - Hands Off... She's Mine (Extended) (4:34)
Album: The Complete Beat 5cd box set; Label: Go Feet/SHOUT Factory
Ringo Ska - I'm Only Sleeping (2:49)
Album: Betolzkahitoparat; Label: Pork Pie
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 5 Fingers of Ska (4:01)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Skankin' Frank (4:18)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Phoenix City All Stars - The Prince (3:07)
Album: Two Tone Gone Ska; Label: s-r
Madness - The Prince (2:27)
Album: 45; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
Bad Manners - Black Night (3:13)
Album: Heavy Petting; Label: Moon Ska
Bad Manners - Memory Train (3:01)
Album: Return of the Ugly; Label: Blue Beat
The Ska Flames - Ska Films (3:27)
Album: v.a. Down Beat Ruler vol. 2; Label: Sunshot
Madness - Cardiac Arrest (2:58)
Album: s-t; Label: Geffen
Determinations - Easy Problem (4:15)
Album: 45; Label: Zion
Runa Miyoshida - Miracle (4:40)
Album: Ska Flavor #2; Label: @Lounge
Cool Wise Men - Watching You from the Moon (5:38)
Album: Faith; Label: Galactic
(non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - The End (3:03)
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
April 4, 2013

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