5/30/2013 Rocket Ship Ska Trip



Back from a week’s well-earned vacation, the RSST  re-jiggered the duration times of the show's segments to 1hr.:20mn. each. It delays the start of Sherwood's Planet, but it also gives both the "Ooh" and the "Planet" an extra 10 minutes, even as it cuts into the Home Stretch's runtime. We were a week late for Prince Buster’s birthday, so we made up with some tracks by the man himself (“Madness”, “Hard Man fe Dead”) appearances on his self-named label of artists such as Dawn Penn (“Long Day, Short Night”), Lord Creator (“Evening News”) and, of course, Buster’s All Stars (or “Buster’s Group” under which name they recorded “Baby Face Nelson”). We saved Buster’s appearance with Suggs and Georgie Fame on Jools Holland’s one-off “Spring Hootenanny” ‘til the Home Stretch. Through the airlock and into the Voov, we caught Sherwood’s musical zero-g shenanigans, notably absent from which was Shiina Ringo, so we “Ringrolled” you with “Mayonaka wa Junketsu” in the Home Stretch. But Sherwood did indeed take note of the back-to-back birthdays of the late, great Godzilla soundtrack guys Akira Ifukube and his jazzier contemporaryMasaru Sato, in a set peppered with everybody from Ken Nordine to Caravan Palace to YMCK. And you can’t miss Mastretta’s epic “First Exit” clocking in at 14:05! In the Home Stretch, besides the aforementioned “Ringroll” and Buster’s Hootenanny “Madness/Enjoy Yourself” medley, you got “Lollipopped” Canadian style by Quebecers La Famille Staunton, and served-up 5-in-a-row from bands associated with Jerry Dammers’ 2Tone label appearing on other labels… including (the ’90s edition of) The Specials, from their vastly-underrated Guilty ‘til Proved Innocent! The mighty TSPO reminded you to “Open Your Eyes” as the merry band of coffeemakers were preparing to serve up your freshly-brewed Morning Blend (immediately following KFAI’s wee-hours programming Mon.-Fri.), and I remind you to… tune in and stay tuned!

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
The Skatalites - Old Broadway (3:01)
Album: 45; Label: Prince Buster
Bob Andy - Stay in my Lonely Arms (ft. Marcia Griffiths) (2:40)
Album: Bob Andy's Song Book; Label: Studio 1
Byron Lee & the Dragonaires - I Won't Let You Go (2:13)
Album: Dance the Ska; Label: BMN
The Sensations - War Boats (2:17)
Album: 45; Label: Techniques
Bob Andy - Crime Don't Pay (2:20)
Album: Bob Andy's Song Book; Label: Studio 1
Don Drummond - Rain or Shine (4:22
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 60Hz. Ska (2:43)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Buster's Group - Baby Face Nelson (2:30)
Album: 45; Label: Buster Wild Bells
Granville Williams Orchestra - Nutty Buddy (2:43)
Album: 45; Label: GWO
Baba Brooks & his Orchestra - Night Food Ska (2:44)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
Prince Buster - Madness (2:41)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Raymond Harper - Safari (3:06)
Album: 45; Label: Doctor Bird
Dawn Penn - Long Day Short Night (3:45)
Album: 45; Label: Prince Buster
Prince Buster - Hard Man fe Dead (3:21)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 5 Fingers of Ska (4:01)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Prince Buster & the Prince Buster All Stars - Apatchi (3:01)
Album: 45; Label: Soulville Center/Buster's Shack
Larry & the Shadows - Please Stay (2:18)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
Jennifer Lara - Impossible (2:47)
Album: Studio 1 presents...; Label: Studio 1
Stranger & Patsy - Do You Remember (3:12)
Album: 45; Label: Escort
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Transkalactic (2:34)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Milwaukee Coasters - Sick & Tired (Oh Babe) (2:44)
Album: 45; Label: Pama
Lee Perry & the Upsetters - A Live Injection (3:14)
Album: 45; Label: Upsetter
Lord Creator a.k.a. Kentrick Patrick - Evening News (2:28)
Album: 45; Label: Prince Buster
Baba Brooks & Don Drummond - Melody Jamboree (3:06)
Album: 45; Label: Black Swan
The Rudies - (most of) The Split (2:15)
Album: 45; Label: Trojan
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet (3:01)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
*Mutant Frogs - That was Now, This is Then (4:08)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Ken Nordine - What Time Is It (3:52)
Album: a somewhat new medium... Word Jazz; Label: Dot
Les Baxter - The Ancient Galleon (3:17)
Album: Jewels of the Sea; Label: Capitol
The Mad Hatter - Time Piece (2:37)
Album: 45; Label: Just Sunshine
Al Romero Quintet - Mr. Pogo (3:11)
Album: 45; Label: RCA
YMCK - Maru di Shojikimono no yo Ni (7:07)
Album: YMCK Songbook - Songs Before 8-Bit; Label: ?
Matt Wilson's Arts & Crafts - The Scenic Route (5:51)
Album: The Scenic Route; Label: Palmetto Jazz
Sun Ra and the Arkestra - Ankh (6:27)
Album: Sound of Joy; Label: delmark
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Lymedison (4:30)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Caravan Palace - La Caravane (5:01)
Album: s-t; Label: Wagram
Mastretta - First Exit (14:05)
Album: s-t; Label: minty fresh
Masaru Sato - Survey Ship Testimony (1:37)
Album: (split sdtk.) Tidal Wave/Gorath; Label: Victor Japan
Akira Ifukube - Planning King Kong's Transport (2:14)
Album: v.a. Best of Godzilla 1954-75; Label: GNP/Crescendo
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Interstellar Teakettle (3:37)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Messer Chups - Not Made in Japan (3:36)
Album: Crazy Price; Label: Ipecac
Jan August, His Piano & Orchestra - Greek Bolero (2:54)
Album: Cha-Cha Charm; Label: Mercury
*(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (excerpt) For Whom the Bell Dubs (1:03)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime (3:08)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
La Famille Staunton - My Boy Lollipop (1:56)
Album: Attendez Moi; Label: G.C./Trans Canada
Derrick & Naomi - I Wish I Were an Apple (2:30)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
Shiina Ringo/Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Mayonaka wa Junketsu (4:16)
Album: cd single; Label: Toshiba/EMI
Little Tempo - Shake It Up Baby (4:03)
Album: Super Tempo; Label: Speedstar International
The Miceteeth - Sleep On Steps (2:53)
Album: cd single; Label: JVC
Skapontas - Key Hole (4:35)
Album: Sorairo; Label: Victor Japan
The Selecter - Deep Water (4:08)
Album: Celebrate the Bullet; Label: Chrysalis
Bad Manners - Falling Out of Love (3:23)
Album: Forging Ahead; Label: Epic/Magnet
The English Beat - Jeanette (Extended) (4:05)
Album: The Complete Beat 5cd box set; Label: Go Feet/SHOUT Factory
The Specials - Tears in my Beer (3:24)
Album: Guilty 'til Proved Innocent!; Label: MCA
The Specials - Call Me Names (2:46)
Album: Guilty 'til Proved Innocent!; Label: MCA
Suggs (Madness), Georgie Fame & Prince Buster - Madness/Enjoy Yourself medley (3:24)
Album: (tv clip from) Jools Holland's Spring Hootenanny; Label: BBC
Buford O'Sullivan - The Night Sky's Turning Blue (3:13)
Album: the club of hopes and fears; Label: Ska Satellite
*Mutant Frogs - The Eye of Cyclophibius (4:39)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Top Cats - Lay Down the Law (5:13)
Album: Mr. Donkey Paradise; Label: s-r
Cool Wise Men - Natsu no Koi (5:24)
Album: Bad Ska; Label: Phalanx
The King Lion - Castle on the Cliff (2:30)
Album: Wakie Wakie; Label: Tone Catz
ARTS ("Authentic Rocksteady Traditional Ska") - New Scooter (4:25)
Album: Rhythm and Blue Beat; Label: Shelter
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Open Your Eyes (5:41)
Album: Answer; Label: Avex
(non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - The End (3:03)
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
May 30, 2013

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