6/13/2013 Rocket Ship Ska Trip


6/13 in a nutshell…

After kicking off the “Ooh” with a “Ska Craze” set that also included the Twist (Owen Gray), The Jerk (Derrick Harriott), and even some Mashin' It (Gray again), we had a short, unintended skankin' geography lesson which took us to the "South China Sea", "(Man From) Carolina" (North or South? Neither the song title nor the voiceover makes that clear... ) and good ol' KC... "Kansas City". Then we almost got slammed into by a slightly-too-tipsy "Mr. Chauffeur"!  Sherwood delivered the psychedelically percussive Hal Blaine's  “calendar album” cut “Trippin’ Out (June)” and a three-way mango collision involving Francis Bay, Rosemary Clooney/Frank Comstock (and NOT Perez Prado, our own sloppy research to the contrary notwithstanding... OOPS!) and Shiina Ringo/Saito Neko. We’re sure the visitor from Venus dug it. Oh, and the Night Sky Turned Blue on Sherwood’s watch as well! The Home Stretch highlights included Flamingo Kvintetten’s “Lilla Raringen” (a Lollipop by any other name), a 5@5:05 featuring the following fine bands from well-outside Minnesota who’ve graced Mpls.-area stages in the past: The Skatalites, Westbound Train, The Slackers, The Specials and Bad Manners. Another 2Tone-era band, Madness, came out with a great new album last year that we’ve been missing out on ‘til now! We heard “Misery”. Listen for more fresh Madness in coming weeks! ‘Til then, remember… Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da! Oh, and as usual, tune in… and stay tuned.

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Lord Brynner - Teach the Ska (3:57)
Album: v.a. Ska Authentic vol. 1; Label: Studio 1
C Hyman - The Ska is Moving On (1:55)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
Desmond Dekker - King of Ska (2:40)
Album: Rudy Got Soul anthology; Label: Trojan
Derrick Harriott - Do the Jerk (2:26)
Album: Derrick Harriott & Friends v.a.; Label: Trojan
Tommy McCook - Ska Jam (2:45)
Album: Real Cool anthology; Label: Trojan
Owen Gray - Twist So Fine (2:27)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
*(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Ska of the East (3:52)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Owen Gray - Mash It! Pts. 1 & 2 (4:09)
Album: v.a. Jamaican R&B 3cd box set; Label: Trojan
Johnny "Dizzy" Moore - South China Sea (3:10)
Album: 45; Label: Top Deck
G.G. All Stars - Man from Carolina (2:48)
Album: Man from Carolina; Label: GG/Trojan
Joya Landis - Kansas City (2:51)
Album: v.a. Here Comes the 'Duke'; Label: Treasure Isle
Bunny & Skitter - Mr. Chauffeur (2:38)
Album: 45; Label: Rolando & Powie
The Renegades - Knocking On My Door (2:26)
Album: 45; Label: Merritone
Prince Buster - Madness (2:41)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
The Cats - What Can I Do (2:46)
Album: 45; Label: Crystal
The Soulettes - Opportunity (2:30)
Album: 45; Label: Muzik City
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Flying Frog Foo (4:32)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Zodiacs - Slow Slow Ska (2:30)
Album: 45; Label: Discovery
Derrick Morgan - It's Alright (3:02)
Album: Moon Hop anthology; Label: Trojan
Jackie Mittoo & the Soul Bros. - Hot and Cold (3:11)
Album: Last Train to Skaville; Label: Soul Jazz/Studio 1
Clue J. & the Blues Blasters - Marjie (3:10)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
Lord Creator a.k.a. Kentrick Patrick - King and Queen (2:56)
Album: 45; Label: Randy's
The Melodians - Sweet Sensation (3:52)
Album: 45; Label: Beverley's
Ken Boothe - Come Running Back + dub (6:11)
Album: 12"; Label: Studio 1
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet (3:01)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Hal Blaine - Trippin' Out (June) (2:36)
Album: Psychedelic Percussion; Label: Dunhill/Harkit
Modern Jazz Quintet - Visitor from Venus (5:40)
Album: Space; Label: Apple
Errol Garner - Affinidad (2:55)
Album: 45; Label: MGM
Los Zafiros - Chaverot (2:16)
Album: (sdtk.) Music from the Edge of Time - Los Zafiros - The Sapphires; Label: hepcat
Slim Gaillard - Gomen Nasai (2:29)
Album: Laughing in Rhythm: The Best of the Verve Years; Label: Verve
Steve Turre - In a Sentimental Mood (ft. Cassandra Wilson) (8:26)
Album: s-t; Label: Verve
Francis Bay Big Band - Mangos (2:53)
Album: ...'s Latin Beat; Label: Omega
Rosemary Clooney/Frank Comstock (NOT Perez Prado!) - Mangos (2:35)
Album: 45; Label: Columbia (not RCA!)
Shiina Ringo/Saito Neko - Papaya Mango (3:05)
Album: Heisei Fuzoku; Label: Toshiba/EMI
Tom Dissevelt & Kid Baltan - Syncopation (2:58)
Album: Electronic Movements; Label: Philips
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Interstellar Teakettle (3:42)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Joey Lewis Orchestra - Parang Parang (3:42)
Album: 45; Label: JoeVan
Orb - Pomme Fritz (Meat 'n Veg) (9:04)
Album: Pomme Fritz; Label: Island Red Label
Godley & Creme - Foreign Accents (4:35)
Album: L; Label: Polydor
Senor Coconut - Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) (4:58)
Album: Fiesta Songs; Label: Emperor Norton
Caravan Palace - Queens (4:03)
Album: Panic; Label: Wagram
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 5 Good Reasons (2:00)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mutant Frogs - Ocean Moon (5:05)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Buford O'Sullivan - The Night Sky's Turning Blue (3:13)
Album: the club of hopes and fears; Label: Ska Satellite
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime (3:08)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Flamingo Kvintetten - Lilla Raringen (2:04)
Album: 1; Label: Flam
Soweto Stokvel Septette - Eddie's Ska (2:18)
Album: 78; Label: Stokvel
Kingston Kitchen (Dr. Ring Ding meets RSJF) - You Make Me Sing (4:14)
Album: Today's Special; Label: Megalith
Rude & Visser - Shake and Shiver
Album: Red Rum ep; Label: Grover/Moskito
The Insteps - The Goat (ft. King Stitt) (5:09)
Album: Eleven Steps to Power; Label: Stubborn
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Ghost from the Future (3:18)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Skatalites - Ska Latte (4:00)
Album: Bashaka; Label: Marston
Westbound Train - Critical Ska (3:35)
Album: Come and Get It; Label: Hellcat
The Slackers - If You See My Baby (2:16)
Album: Lost and Found; Label: Special Potato
The Specials - Bonediggin' (4:37)
Album: Guilty 'til Proved Innocent!; Label: MCA
Bad Manners - Got No Brains (3:46)
Album: Forging Ahead; Label: Magnet/Epic/Portrait
Open Season - Elephant Walk (6:08)
Album: Hot and Fire; Label: Megalith
Top Cats - Caught in a Fire (4:05)
Album: Mr. Donkey Paradise; Label: s-r
Madness - Misery (3:15)
Album: Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da; Label: e one/Cooking Vinyl
Gerhana Ska Cinta - There'll Always Be Sunshine (4:05)
Album: The New Authentic; Label: Clockwork
Bonnie Pink/The Miceteeth - Don't Get Me Wrong (3:32)
Album: 45; Label: Duck Soup Productions
Jazz Jamaica All Stars - Vitamin A (5:18)
Album: Massive; Label: Dune
(non-Froggie bumper) Jazz Jamaica All Stars - (excerpt) Walk On By (3:13)
Album: Massive; Label: Dune
(non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - The End (3:03)
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
June 13, 2013

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