4/18/2013 Rocket Ship Ska Trip



4/18/13 in a nutshell…

This week, let’s fast-forward to the Home Stretch. 2 weeks ago, due to the lack of a 5@5:05, we promised skassengers a 5×2@5:05 the following week, which we didn’t actually deliver last week. So this week, we decided that the whole Home Stretch (except for the Mutant Frogs bumpers and, of course, of course, “The End”) would be Japanese ska, or as we like to say around here, “Skapanese”, including the J-Lollipop unwrapped by Mie Nakao, whose version of “My Boy” manages to liberally reference that other Lollipop, the one by The Chordettes. In a then-future century, an outfit called The Dreamlets would do likewise, but this week we spun their “Nina”, inspired as we were by Sherwood B. Funn’s unplanned airing of Nina Hagen’s delightful “Flying Saucers”. Another Home Stretch highlight: a hat-trick of Runa Miyoshida goodies, one each from her first three Ska Flavor albums, albeit not in numerical order. But back to Sherwood… Imagine Herbie Hancock’s vocoderized voice scatting along with Grappelli and Reinhardt over spaciously chilled trip-hop beatz, and you’ve pretty much got the gist of “Star Scat”, a truly hallounginogenic confection from electro-swingers Caravan Palace. Don’t worry, you’re just hearing things… and I’m spinnin’em! While in Sherwood’s orbit, Shiina Ringo gave us a current weather report (“Rain’s a-comin’ down, rain’s a-comin’ deaaownn…”) while Weather Report gave us Wayne Shorter’s “When It Was Now”. Seriously, as I type this up, rain’s still a-comin’ deeaaoowwnnnn… let’s make it fly back up as we reverse the flow of time and back up into the “Ooh”… what a well-rounded selection of fine old ska goodies we have here, ranging from Clue J. to Stranger & Patsy, from The Dragonaires to The Upsetters. No real theme except, “Ooh, I like this one… and this one… and hold on, we haven’t heard that in a while!” Y’know… wingin’ it. Tune in… and stay tuned!


Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
The Blues Blasters - Marjie (3:10)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
Hopeton Lewis - Sounds and Pressure (3:03)
Album: 45; Label: K&K
Prince Buster's All Stars - A Trip to Mars (3:14)
Album: 45; Label: Prince Buster/Voice of the People
Azie Lawrence - Pempelem (2:20)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
The Wailers - Jumbie Jamboree (3:32)
Album: 45; Label: Island
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Perception (3:09)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Bob Andy - Crime Don'y Pay (2:20)
Album: Bob Andy's Song Book; Label: Studio 1
Stranger Cole & Ken Boothe - Look Who's Back Again (2:42)
Album: 45; Label: Up Town
Lee Perry & the Upsetters - A Live Injection (3:14)
Album: 45; Label: Upsetter
Clue J. & The Blues Blasters - The Slider (2:21)
Album: 45; Label: Coxsone
Audley Williams/Ernest Ranglin/Granville Williams Orchestra - Hush Puppy (2:03)
Album: 45; Label: GWO
Baba Brooks Band (ft. Cuttings) - Duck Soup (2:29)
Album: 45; Label: Island
The Movers - Jo-Ann (2:08)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
Byron Lee & the Drgonaires - Ska-de-Wah (2:08)
Album: v.a. Dynamite Ska 2 ; Label: Kingston Gold
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Greenhenge (2:55)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Stranger & Patsy - Hold Me (2:11)
Album: 45; Label: Kentone
Monty Morris - Say Bye Bye (2:40)
Album: 45; Label: Kentone
Cecil Lloyd & Roland Alphonso - Oceans 11 (3:40)
Album: v.a. Ska Bonanza; Label: Heart
Don Drummond - Addis Ababa (2:25)
Album: In Memory of...; Label: Studio 1
The Muskyteers a.k.a. The Silvertones - Kiddy-O (2:58)
Album: (Lee Perry & v.a.) The Upsetter; Label: Trojan
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 5 Fingers of Ska (4:01)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Ken Boothe - Come Running Back + dub (6:11)
Album: 12"; Label: Studio 1
Jennifer Lara - Impossible (2:47)
Album: Studio One presents...; Label: Studio 1
The Rudies - The Split (2:30)
Album: 45; Label: Trojan
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet (3:01)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Tokyo Jihen - Tadanaranu Kankei (3:02)
Album: Shinya Waku; Label: Toshiba/EMI
Gary Burton & Keith Jarrett - Grow Your Own (4:51)
Album: s-t; Label: Atlantic
Senor Coconut - The Man-Machine (4:26)
Album: El Baile Aleman; Label: Emperor Norton
Caravan Palace - Star Scat (3:50)
Album: s-t; Label: Wagram
George Russell Smalltet - Fellow Delegates (5:37)
Album: Jazz Workshop; Label: Bluebird
Ego-Wrappin' - Mekon no Tsuki (6:20)
Album: Steal a Person's Heart; Label: VAP
Fania All Stars - I'll See You Again (4:39)
Album: Delicate & Jumpy; Label: Columbia
Mutant Frogs - Pro-Pleasure Gas (Don Cacheine's Disco Kicks) (3:46)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Lymedison (4:30)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - A Band of Blue Frogs Playing the Greens (2:30)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Rosemary Clooney & Perez Prado Orchestra - Mangos (2:35)
Album: 45; Label: RCA
Shiina Ringo & Saito Neko Orchestra - Papaya Mango (3:05)
Album: Heisei Fuzoku; Label: Toshiba/EMI
Soil & "Pimp" Sessions ft. Shiina Ringo - My Foolish Heart (Crazy in Shibuya) (4:37)
Album: download single; Label: iTunes Japan
MFSB - TLC (3:40)
Album: Universal Love; Label: Philadelphia International
Nina Hagen - Flying Saucers (3:11)
Album: Fearless; Label: Koch (reissue)
Weather Report - When It Was Now (4:45)
Album: 2nd s-t album; Label: Columbia
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime (3:08)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mie Nakao - My Boy Lollipop (1:57)
Album: New Rhythm of the Golden 50s-60s; Label: Victor
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Ginga to Meiro (4:10)
Album: High Numbers; Label: cutting edge
The Dreamlets - Nina (3:07)
Album: 45; Label: Moon Beat
A Million Bamboo - Kaika (4:31)
Album: Take no Yu; Label: Emushijeipi/Island Japan
ARTS - New Scooter (4:25)
Album: Rhythm and Blue Beat ; Label: Shelter
Little Tempo - Shake It Up Baby (4:03)
Album: Super Tempo; Label: Speedstar International
Skylarking - Caribbean Gold (3:48)
Album: v.a. Bigshot 2; Label: Victor Japan
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Transkalactic (2:34)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
JJ Session - Groove9 (3:28)
Album: Caribbean Jazz vol. 1; Label: s-r
Skapontas - Key Hole (4:35)
Album: Sorairo; Label: Victor Japan
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Hungry Beast (4:01)
Album: Walkin'; Label: Avex
Tomosaka Rie - Tokai no Manner (2:53)
Album: Toridori; Label: EMI Japan
The Little Elephant - C-571 (6:08)
Album: second fruits; Label: RD
Tsuyoshi Kawakami & his Moodmakers - Third Man Theme (3:24)
Album: mood inn; Label: cutting edge
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Baron von Skankin' Frank (4:18)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Runa Miyoshida - Miracle (4:40)
Album: Ska Flavor #2; Label: @Lounge
Runa Miyoshida - Highway (Quruli) (3:25)
Album: Ska Flavor #3; Label: @Lounge
Runa Miyoshida - Aozora (Blue Sky) (3:27)
Album: Ska Flavor #1; Label: @Lounge
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - The Great UFO Crash of '47 (3:
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Determinations - Sweet Night Dew (3:23)
Album: 45; Label: Zion
The Little Elephant - Dada (3:11)
Album: 45; Label: Kakao/Bronze Fist
Bonnie Pink/The Miceteeth - Don't Get Me Wrong (
Album: 45; Label: Duck Soup Prod.)
(non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - The End (3:03)
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
April 18, 2013

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