5/2/2013 Rocket Ship Ska Trip



We noticed The Night Sky Turning Blue during the Home Stretch, and we broke out our favorite Buford O’Sullivan song, which will have greater longevity on this year’s playlists due to the extra hour we didn’t have at this time last year. The 5(+1)@5:05 was strictly East Coast-themed, and opened with Boston greats The Void Union and Bim Skala Bim, and also included New York legends The Toasters.Margherita’s “Tu Sei Pallido”, one of two Italian “Lollipops” in our possession (the other being the feisty Rita Pavone’s), comes from a record whose overly long title misidentifies the geographical origin-point of “Ska” (U.S.A. according to the 45 sleeve… ), but nevertheless isn’t actually a bad version of the song. Sherwood changed his meteorological pitch up, observing the wet weather with Ken Nordine (“Looks Like It’s Going to Rain”) instead of the Soil & “Pimp”/Shiina Ringo collab usually heard here when we’re “feelin’ a change in the air”. Ringo still mentioned rain, though… it turns up in her “Suberidai”, which we heard just before Walter Wanderley launched into “Song of the Jet”. May’s “calendar album” tracks were Emil Richards’ “Emerald” and “Flower Society” by the psychedelically percussive Hal Blaine. The “Ooh” spun ska oldies mostly Jamaican, but also from Mexico (Toño Quirazco), South Africa (Soweto Stokvel Septette), the US (Lester Lanin) and the UK (Colonel Elliott & the Lunatics). Tune in… and stay tuned!

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Granville Williams Orchestra - Wailin' (2:50)
Album: 45; Label: GWO
Toño Quirazco - Merida Ska (2:25)
Album: Jamaica Ska; Label: Orfeon
Soweto Stokvel Septette - Eddie's Ska (2:18)
Album: 78; Label: Stokvel
Don Drummond - Surplus (3:20)
Album: 45; Label: C and N
Lester Lanin - West Indies Ska (2:20)
Album: Dancing at the Discotheque; Label: Philips
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Flying Frog Foo (4:43)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Baba Brooks & Drumbago's Orchestra - Night Food Ska (2:44)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
Johnny "Dizzy" Moore - South China Sea (3:10)
Album: 45; Label: Top Deck
Stranger & Patsy - Do You Remember (3:12)
Album: 45; Label: Escort
Delroy Wilson & Slim Smith - Look Who's Back in Town (2:42)
Album: 45; Label: Up Town
Val Bennett - Jumpin' with Mr. Lee (4:36)
Album: 45; Label: Island
The Skatalites - This Boy (Ringo's Theme) (3:56)
Album: Foundation Ska; Label: Heartbeat/Studio 1
Byron Lee & the Dragonaires - Jamaica Ska ('78 remake) (2:30)
Album: Jamaica's Golden Hits - The Best of Ska; Label: Jamaican Gold
Rita Marley - Pied Piper (2:12)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Perception (3:09)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Colonel Elliott & the Lunatics - Cosmic Bust (2:49)
Album: Interstellar Reggae Drive; Label: Trojan
Don Drummond - Rain or Shine (4:22)
Album: (Skatalites & friends) Ska Authentic vol. 2; Label: Studio 1
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (excerpt) Interstellar Teakettle (2:35)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
David Lindley & El Rayo-X - (most of) Werewolves of London (3:38)
Album: Very Greasy; Label: Elektra
Vincent Gordon & the Dynamics - The Burner (2:06)
Album: v.a. Skinhead Reggae 3cd box set; Label: Trojan
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - "This Just In... " (1:22)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Skankworks Special (2:36)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Peter Tosh - I Am the Toughest (3:07)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet (3:01)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Hal Blaine - Flower Society (May) (2:27)
Album: Psychedelic Percussion; Label: Dunhill/Harkit
Emil Richards - Emerald (May) (2:22)
Album: Stones; Label: UNI
YMCK - Beautiful Name (3:43)
Album: Down Town (split cd w./ De De Mouse); Label: Avex
Tubby Hayes Quintet (as"Biff Bailey Combo") - Ancient Voodoo Tune (3:08)
Album: (movie) Dr. Terror's House of Horrors; Label: Amicus
John Evans Big Band (really Francis Bay!) - The Peanut Vendor (4:24)
Album: Percussive Sound of the Big Band; Label: Directional Sound
Gichy Dan's Beachwood #9 - Laissez Faire (5:36)
Album: s-t; Label: RCA
Shiina Ringo - Suberidai (3:58)
Album: Koufukuron single; Label: Toshiba/EMI
Walter Wanderley - Song of the Jet (Samba do Aviao) (2:40)
Album: The Fantastic Walter Wanderley - Boss of the Bossa Nova; Label: Verve/Motor Music
Al Hirt - Perky (2:10)
Album: 45; Label: RCA
Bonnie Bluebell - Let's Go (2:17)
Album: 45; Label: Bakersfield
All Star Orchestra - Sudah Kawain Ka Bulom (2:50)
Album: Off Beat Cha Cha; Label: Columbia
The George Russell Smalltet - Fellow Delegates (5:37)
Album: Jazz Workshop; Label: Bluebird
Sam "The Man" Taylor - Red Sails in the Sunset (3:02)
Album: Mist of the Orient; Label: MGM
(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
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Transkalactic (2:34)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Jan August - Everything's Coming Up Roses (1:57)
Album: Accent! Latin Piano by...; Label: Mercury
"Knuckles" O'Toole - Say Si Si (2:15)
Album: ...Goes South of the Border; Label: Grand Award
(Francis) Bay Big Band - Topaz (1:59)
Album: ...'s Latin Beat; Label: Omega
Charlie Barnet - Bebop Spoken Here (2:43)
Album: Capitol Jazz Classics vol. 15 - Bebop Spoken Here; Label: Capitol
Ken Nordine - Looks Like it's Going to Rain (3:27)
Album: The Best of Word Jazz vol. 1; Label: Rhino
The Axidentals - I'll Never Say Never Again (2:00)
Album: Axidentally On Purpose; Label: UA
Lester Lanin - Call Me Irresponsible (2:30)
Album: Dancing at the Discotheque; Label: Philips
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime (3:08)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Margherita - Tu Sei Pallido (1:53)
Album: Il Nuovo Ballo Dello Stregone - Ska (USA) - Blue Beat (England); Label: CGD
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Smoky Town (4:05)
Album: Answer; Label: Avex
Blue Beat Players - Black Rose (Straight Ahead) (4:33)
Album: Tokyo Money; Label: Second City/Phalanx
Fishbone - Unyielding Conditioning (4:43)
Album: Give a Monkey a Brain and He'll Swear He'a the Center of the Universe; Label: Columbia
Kinky Coo-Coos - Skabadoo (3:33)
Album: v.a. Skanky Birthday; Label: Ska Talk
Ballistic Bros. - Peckings (2:44)
Album: 12"; Label: Junior/Boys Own
The Fenecians - Sweet Honey Bee (5:29)
Album: demo; Label: s-r/myspace page
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (excerpt) The Great UFO Crash of '47 (2:38)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Void Union - Strange Manor (7:08)
Album: Undecided; Label: Stubborn
Bim Skala Bim - Wise Up (2:35)
Album: How's It Goin'; Label: Unsigned Records
SKAndalous All Stars - Whiskey Still (3:22)
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Steady Earnest - Sunshine Superman (4:00)
Album: Dr. Earnest's Nerve-Steadying Spirits; Label: Beatville
The Toasters - Underground Town (3:32)
Album: v.a. Ska United - A Global Ska Sampler; Label: Moon Ska
Skavoovie & the Epitones - The Batman Movie Theme (4:58)
Album: v.a. SKAndalous - I've Gotcha Covered; Label: Shanachie
The Skalars - Mixed Blessing (4:34)
Album: Change Up; Label: Moon Ska
The Pinstripes - Alright Baby (3:47)
Album: I; Label: Collective Culture
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Penguin On Vacation (4:41)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Ai no Sanka with Strings (3:47)
Album: World Ska Symphony; Label: Avex
Giuliano Palma & the Bluebeaters - Se Ne Dicon di Parole (3:22)
Album: Boogaloo; Label: V2/Universal
The Specials - (most of) All Gone Wrong (4:21)
Album: Guilty 'til Proved Innocent!; Label: MCA
Buford O'Sullivan - The Night Sky's Turning Blue (3:04)
Album: the club of hopes and fears; Label: Ska Satellite
SKAndalous All Stars - The End (3:03)
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
May 2, 2013

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