5/9/2013 Rocket Ship Ska Trip



Let’s cut straight to the middle segment this week… Sherwood sent a musical shout-out to KFAI’s “The Nighthawk” who’d done a prerecorded announcement invoking KFAI’s much-missed “Little City in Space”. The RSST’s very short, very incomplete LCS soundtrack included fondly-remembered music from The Satellite Singers, Tokyo Happy Coats, Harry James, Henry Mancini… AND an “ad” for UF-No aerosol flying saucer repellant (from the makers of “Torna-Go” brand tornado repellant!) Things got really spaced-out when the Orb (“We’re Pastie to Grill You” from Pomme Fritz) took its own sweet time mixing into Mutant Frogs (“Pro-Pleasure Gas – Sherwood’s Voovie Doo Dub” from It’s One Of Ours) with the two tracks running simultaneously for a good 3+ minutes! The Home Stretch kicked off with Mari Umeki’s “Boy Lollipop”, GotchaSKAvered took over the 5@5:05, and skipping backwards over the middle segment, the “Ooh” gave us ’60s ska covers of “Stardust”, “Do the Jerk”, “A Rockin’ Good Way” and “Kiddy-O”, as well as opening with a freshly unearthed 1971 Zap Pow goodie from Revolution, “Get Up”. Of course, if you were listening at airtime, chances are good you were already up! ‘Til next time, tune in… and stay tuned.

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Zap Pow - Get Up (2:44)
Album: Revolution; Label: Trojan
Jamaica's Own Vagabonds - Stardust (2:21)
Album: Ska Time; Label: Decca
Toots & the Maytals - It Must Be True Love (3:04)
Album: 45; Label: Beverley's
Derrick Harriott - Do The Jerk (2:26)
Album: Derrick Harriott & friends; Label: Trojan
Baba Brooks - Joe Snow Cone (2:54)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Carlos Malcolm - Ghost Riders (3:12)
Album: 45; Label: Up Beat
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 5 Fingers of Ska (4:01)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Spanish Town Ska Beats - Stop That Train (2:14)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Roland Alphonso - Ska Lamour ("I Only Have Eyes for You") (2:51)
Album: 45; Label: Coxsone blank-label
Dandy Livingstone - The Fight (2:31)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
Derrick Morgan & Pauline - King of Tonight (2:48)
Album: 45; Label: Beverley's
Laurel Aitken & the Blue Beats - Lucille (3:40)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Winston Samuels - My Angel (2:43)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
The Zodiacs - Slow Slow Ska (2:30)
Album: 45; Label: Discovery
Hopeton Lewis - Sound and Pressure (3:03)
Album: 45; Label: K&K
The Silvertones - A Rockin' Good Way (2:46)
Album: v.a. Ska Rarities 3cd box set; Label: Trojan
The Techniques - I Love You (2:28)
Album: v.a. Ska Rarities 3cd box set; Label: Trojan
Desmond Dekker - King of Ska (2:40)
Album: Rudy Got Soul anthology; Label: Trojan
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Perception (3:09)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Roy Richards - Warm and Tender Ska (2:57)
Album: 45; Label: Coxsone
Cecil Lloyd & Roland Alphonso - Oceans 11 (3:40)
Album: v.a. All Star Top Hits; Label: Coxsone
Tommy McCook - Ska Jam (2:45)
Album: 45; Label: Caltone
The Muskyteers (a.k.a. The Silvertones) - Kiddy-O (2:58)
Album: (Lee Perry & v.a.) The Upsetter; Label: Trojan
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet (3:01)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Post-Void Radio Theater - "UF-No! Flying Saucer Repellant" ad (1:07)
Album: Little City in Space; Label: -------
The Satellite Singers - Little City in Space
Album: A Child's Introduction to Outer Space; Label: Golden
Harry James - Trumpet Blues
Album: The Hits of Harry James; Label: Capitol
Tokyo Happy Coats - Tea-A-Wanna Whistle (2:09)
Album: 45; Label: King (US!)
Henry Mancini - Senor Peter Gunn (2:38)
Album: The Latin Sound of Henry Mancini; Label: RCA
Henry Mancini - Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars (Corcovado) (2:23)
Album: The Latin Sound of Henry Mancini; Label: RCA
(bumper) Carr/McWheele Orch - Time Beings (4:29)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Gil Melle - Mars (ft. Monica Dell) (2:46)
Album: The Complete Blue Note Fifties Sessions; Label: Blue Note
The Satellite Singers - When I Was a Boy on Mars (1:36)
Album: 78; Label: Golden
Ken Nordine - Monkey Business (4:27)
Album: Uploaded by Ken to his YouTube channel 12/6/06; Label: s-r
Steve Turre - The Emperor (12:47)
Album: s-t; Label: Verve
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Lymedison (4:30)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Orb - We're Pastie to Grill You (7:15)
Album: Pomme Fritz; Label: Island Red Label
Mutant Frogs - Pro-Pleasure Gas (Sherwood's Voovie Doo Dub) (7:12)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Glen Velez - Blue Castle (8:08)
Album: Assyrian Rose; Label: CMP
m-flo ♥s Nomiya Maki & Crazy Ken Band - Cosmic Night Run (5:42)
Album: Astromantic; Label: Rhythm Trax
Shiina Ringo & Saito Neko - Kono yo no Kagiri (ft. Shiina Junpei) (2:38)
Album: Heisei Fuzoku; Label: Toshiba/EMI
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime (3:08)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mari Umeki - My Boy Lollipop (1:36)
Album: 45; Label: Toshiba
Hamada Maron - Midnight Underground Theatre (3:18)
Album: Midnight Underground Theatre; Label: Splatter/Kurocky
The Strangeways - Chosen Heart (3:36)
Album: Corporate Monkey; Label: Ska Satellite
Ego-Wrappin' - Mother Ship (4:50)
Album: On the Rocks!; Label: Toys' Factory
The Slackers - Happy Song (2:19)
Album: self medication; Label: Indication
The Slackers - Self Medication (4:10)
Album: self medication; Label: Indication
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Warpville (5:27)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Moon Hop - Cheek to Cheek (5:00)
Album: Welcome Back to the Moon; Label: Patate
The Oldians - Moon River (3:07)
Album: Old Secrets; Label: Liquidator/Redstar 73
The Dynamics - Land of 1000 Dances (3:59)
Album: Version Excursions; Label: grooveattack
Critical Mass - Cecilia (4:44)
Album: v.a. love and affection - ska in the key of love; Label: Moon Ska
The Butlers - Love and Marriage (2:38)
Album: Wanja's Choice; Label: Grover
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Greenhenge (2:55)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Skatalites - Russian Ska Fever (3:04)
Album: 45; Label: Rolando & Powie
Mutant Frogs live in-studio performance! - Ska of the East (working title) (2:54)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Boilers - Bal' Man Jump (2:39)
Album: v.a. Skaface; Label: Moon
Blue Beat - Really Unreal (2:22)
Album: v.a. Planet Ska; Label: Unicorn
Giuliano Palma & the Bluebeaters - The Marvin Boogaloo (2:14)
Album: Boogaloo; Label: V2/Universal
The Fenecians - Sweet Honey Bee (5:29)
Album: demo; Label: s-r/band's myspace
Buford O'Sullivan - The Night Sky's Turning Blue (3:13)
Album: the club of hopes and fears; Label: Ska Satellite
David Hillyard & the Rocksteady 7 - Change of Plans (3:38)
Album: Get Back Up!; Label: Megalith
Elvis Costello - Human Touch (2:24)
Album: Get Happy!; Label: Columbia
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 5/16/Ska-7 (2:04)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - The End (3:03)
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
May 9, 2013

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