7/4/2013 Rocket Ship Ska Trip



Jamaica’s Studio One house band the Soul Bros. were decades too early to have named their album Hot Shot in honor of the Granite Mountain fire crew who lost 19 of their 20 members battling the Yarnell blaze, but their loss is a loss for us all, so on went the title cut “Hot Shot” in their memory, to kick off this week’s RSST on a somber note, followed up by Bob Andy reminding us of what life could be. Roland Alphonso then picked up the pace with “Tall in the Saddle” and we were off to the races. The smart money was on Byron Lee and his Dragonaires taking “I Won’t Let You Go” for a track time of 2:13 for the win. Dawn Penn placed in second at 2:19 with “Why Did You Lie”, and showing up in third was Laurel Aitken, riding “Go Gal Go” to the finish line in 2:24. Emil Richards kicked off Sherwood’s Planet this week with his Stones calendar-album track “Ruby (July)” and Hal Blaine’s July tune will air next week. Steve Turre introduced our ears to Graciela Perez singing “Ayer lo vi Llorar” while George Russell and his orchestra went long with the 13:11 “Dimensions” from their Decca release Jazz in the Space Age. Quincy Jones and Benny Carter also displayed longevity with tracks fromJourney to Next. Jones, Carter and Dizzy Gillespie are all represented by tracks on this Lightyear cd release of pre-existing music around which animated films were crafted, exactly the opposite of how a “soundtrack” usually comes into being. Sherwood hasn’t played Teebs in some time, but now that we’ve got Ardour in our collection, you’ll be hearing more of this guy, more frequently… space out! August Darnell, with his Aural Exciters, crafted one of the weirdest “Lollipops” we’ve ever heard and the Home Stretch kicked off with it. The 5@5:05 went Japanese, and locals The Dropsteppers, The Prizefighters and Umbrella Bed were hot on the heels. “The End” segued into absolute Madness (well, Dangermen) as the Morning Blend was having some trouble getting brewed on time this week… shame and scandal! And speaking of Madness, ain’t “Oui Oui Si Si… “ just the coolest? Tune in… and stay tuned!

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Soul Bros. - Hot Shot (2:45)
Album: Hot Shot; Label: Studio 1
Bob Andy - Life Could Be a Symphony (3:28)
Album: Bob Andy's Song Book; Label: Studio 1
Roland Alphonso - Tall in the Saddle (2:49)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
Byron Lee & the Dragonaires - I Won't Let You go (2:13)
Album: Dance the Ska ; Label: BMN
Baba Brooks - Musical Sermon (2:35)
Album: 45; Label: Gayfeet
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Greenhenge (2:55)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Georgie Fame - Humpty Dumpty (in German!) (2:37)
Album: Rhythm and Blue Beat; Label: Columbia
Ken Boothe - Give Me Back My Heart (2:37)
Album: Mr. Rock Steady; Label: Studio 1
The Sharks with the Federal Studio Orchestra - You Made Me Warm (2:28)
Album: 45; Label: Kentone
Peter Tosh (as "Peter Touch") - Hoot Nanny Hoot (3:09)
Album: 45; Label: Island
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Ska of the East (3:53)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Don Drummond - Walk the Town (2:41)
Album: In Memory of...; Label: Studio 1
Laurel Aitken - Go Gal Go (2:24)
Album: 45; Label: Black Swan
The Blues Busters - Soon You'll Be Gone (2:47)
Album: 45; Label: Kentone
Dawn Penn - Why Did You Lie (2:19)
Album: 45; Label: Discolite
The Cavaliers Orchestra - I Man (2:42)
Album: 45; Label: Randy's
Yvonne Harrison - The Chase (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Caltone
Buster's All Stars - Driving West (3:00)
Album: 45; Label: Wildbells
Raymond Harper - Safari (3:06)
Album: 45; Label: Doctor Bird
Bunny & Skitter - Mr. Chauffeur (2:38)
Album: 45; Label: Rolando & Powie
Tommy McCook - Don't Bother Me (2:33)
Album: 45; Label: N.D.
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Perception (3:08)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Dennis Sindrey - Yellow Bird (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Premiere
Lord Creator a.k.a. Kentrick Patrick - King and Queen (2:56)
Album: 45; Label: Randy's
Andy & Joey - Love Your Company (2:54)
Album: 45; Label: C and N
Llans Thelwell & his Celestials - Free for All (2:31)
Album: 45; Label: BMN
Owen Gray - Big Mable (2:38)
Album: 45; Label: King Edwards
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet (3:01)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Emil Richards - Ruby (July) (2:30)
Album: Stones; Label: UNI
Shiina Ringo - Suberidai (3:58)
Album: Koufukuron cd single; Label: Toshiba/EMI
George Russell & his Orchestra - Dimensions (13:11)
Album: Jazz in the Space Age; Label: Decca
Benny Carter - Adventures of an * (8:55)
Album: (B. Carter, Dz. Gillespie, Q. Jones) Journey to Next; Label: Lightyear
Steve Turre - Ayer Lo Vi Llorar (ft. Graciela Perez) (5:38)
Album: s-t; Label: Verve
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - That Was Now, This Is Then (4:06)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Quincy Jones - Of Men and Demons (9:13)
Album: (B. Carter, Dz. Gillespie, Q. Jones) Journey to Next; Label: Lightyear
Teebs - King Bathtub (2:57)
Album: Ardour; Label: Redeye
Teebs - Burner (3:13)
Album: Ardour; Label: Redeye
Poncho Sanchez & Terence Blanchard - Nocturna (6:25)
Album: Chano y Dizzy!; Label: Concord Picante
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Jungles of the Galaxy (full) (6:19)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Sun Ra - Where Is Tomorrow (2:47)
Album: The Futuristic Sounds of...; Label: Savoy
Modern Jazz Quartet - Here's Thst Rainy Day (Carnival of Flanders) (4:20)
Album: Space; Label: Apple
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime (3:08)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Aural Exciters - My Boy Lollipop (5:06)
Album: 12"; Label: ZE
Giuliano Palma & the Bluebeaters - Coming In from the Cold (4:34)
Album: The Album; Label: Universal/V2
Caravan Palace - Suzy (3:03)
Album: Caravan Palace; Label: Wagram
Buford O'Sullivan - The Night Sky's Turning Blue (3:13)
Album: the club of hopes and fears; Label: Ska Satellite
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Vibe Steady (4:51)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Oldtones - Tocamos Ska (2:33)
Album: v.a. Rule Sound Brass #2; Label: The 9th Apollo
JJ Session - Groove9 (3:28)
Album: Caribbean Jazz vol. 1; Label: s-r
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Paradise Blue (4:24)
Album: Paradise Blue; Label: Avex
Runa Miyoshida - Invitation (4:13)
Album: Ska Flavor #2; Label: @Lounge
The Determinations - Sweet Night Dew (3:23)
Album: 45; Label: Zion
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Flying Frog Foo (4:42)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Dropsteppers - Why Did I Refuse (3:52)
Album: Get Up In It!; Label: Megalith
The Prizefighters - 1000 Words (3:00)
Album: 45; Label: Prize Fighter Sound System
Umbrella Bed - I Remember You (2:26)
Album: one small skank for man...; Label: Mad Butcher
The Dropsteppers - Suzy's Got It Wrong (2:50)
Album: Get Up In It!; Label: Megalith
The Insteps - The Goat (ft. King Stitt) (5:09)
Album: Eleven Steps to Power; Label: Stubborn
The Specials - All Gone Wrong (3:50)
Album: Guilty 'til Proved Innocent!; Label: MCA
Madness - So Alive (2:57)
Album: Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da; Label: e one/Cooking Vinyl
Madness (as "The Dangermen") - Girl Why Don't You? (3:05)
Album: The Dangermen Sessions; Label: Live & Intensified!
(non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - The End (3:03)
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Madness (as "The Dangermen") - (excerpt) Shame and Scandal (2:09)
Album: The Dangermen Sessions; Label: Live & Intensified!
Air Date: 
July 4, 2013

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