8/22/2013 Rocket Ship Ska Trip


8/22 in a nutshell…

Wow… I skipped over one of my summary spiels… this one! Well, at this late date of 9/17, let’s do the best we can. “40 Miles of Bad Road” kicked off the “Ooh” in a Lyn Taitt & Baba Brooks style, but the credit on the 45 label (Treasure Isle, btw) doesn’t mention the wild, Krupa-esque drum fill intro that Arkland “Drumbago” Parks rips this jam open with! Gotta do a tribute to that guy one of these weeks… and “Bad Road” (and “Duck Soup”) will be on it! We’ll also one day run a set of the best of the drum-machine overdubs Coxsone recorded over old ska and rocksteady tracks, and another cut we played, Ken Boothe’s “Give Me Back My Heart”, just could be the star attraction of that set. Truth be told, not all of these overdubs worked… just listen to the Soul Bros.’ “Ska-Au-Go-Go” sometime to hear what I mean. But when they were good, they were REALLY good! But enough future-programming teases… what else did we hear HERE? Here’s what… Filipinos Put3Ska were responsible for this week’s Lollipop, local ska mede up the 5@5:05, I’ve blanked on exactly which Froggie bumper I used afterwards, Freddie Notes fronted the Phoenix City All Stars on a Stones cover, Sherwood’s Planet found Shiina Ringo guesting on new tracks by Towa Tei (ex-Dee-Lite) and the mighty Soil & “Pimp” Sessions. Oh, and Claude Gray made his RSST debut with a song that would soon by covered by a young, pre-Wailers Robert Marley. Something about coffee, I believe. Wake up, tune in and stay tuned!

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Lyn Taitt & Baba Brooks Band - 40 Miles of Bad Road (2:32)
Album: 45ep; Label: Treasure Isle
Roland Alphonso - Tall in the Saddle (2:49)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
Eric "Monty" Morris - Get Your Feet Moving (2:28)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Ken Boothe - Give Me Back My Heart (2:37)
Album: Mr. Rock Steady; Label: Studio 1
Stranger, Patsy & Ken - What a Day (2:00)
Album: v.a. Dynamite Ska vol. 3; Label: Kingston Gold
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 60Hz. Ska (2:43)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Alton Ellis & the Flames - You're Adorable (2:40)
Album: 45ep; Label: Treasure Isle
Roy Richards - Dream Lover (2:56)
Album: s-t; Label: Studio 1
Cosmo & Denzil - Bed of Roses (3:05)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Jamaica's Own Vagabonds - Lindska (2:37)
Album: s-t; Label: Decca
Phyllis Dillon - Things of the Past (2:37)
Album: 45; Label: Trojan
The Maytals - Marching On (2:34)
Album: 45; Label: R&B
Audley Williams/Ernest Ranglin/Granville Williams Orchestra - Hush Puppy (2:03)
Album: 45; Label: GWO
The Movers - JoAnn (2:08)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 5 Fingers of Ska (4:01)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Checkmates - Train to Soulville (3:02)
Album: blank-label 45; Label: Coxsone
Owen Gray - Mash It! Pts. 1 & 2 (4:09)
Album: v.a. Jamaican R&B 3cd box set; Label: Trojan
Derrick & Naomi - I Wish I Were an Apple (2:30)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
The Mighty Vikings - Running Water (2:43)
Album: 45; Label: Wincox
Roy Richards - (excerpt) Warm and Tender Ska (2:30)
Album: 45; Label:
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Baron von Skankin' Frank (4:18)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Lord Creator (a.k.a. Kentrick Patrick) - King and Queen (2:56)
Album: 45; Label: Randy's
The Diplomats with Lyn Taitt & Band - Meet Me At the Corner (2:11)
Album: 45; Label: Caltone
Baba Brooks & Drumbago's Orchesta - Night Food Ska (2:44)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
The Skatalites - Can't Sit Down (2:53)
Album: Ska Authentic vol. 2; Label: Studio 1
Robert Marley - One Cup of Coffee (2:32)
Album: 45; Label: Beverley's
Claude Gray - I'l Just Have a Cup of Coffee (Then I'll Go) (2:08)
Album: 45; Label: Mercury
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet (3:01)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Shiina Ringo - Carnation (3:10)
Album: cd single; Label: Toshiba/EMI
Tokyo Jihen - Uten Kekkou (live) (2:46)
Album: Ultra C live dvd; Label: Toshiba/EMI
*Towa Tei - Apple (ft. Shiina Ringo) (3:55)
Album: Lucky; Label: Warner Japan
*Soil & "Pimp" Sessions - Koroshiya Kiki Ippatsu (ft. Shiina Ringo) (2:35)
Album: Circles; Label: JVC
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Lymedison (4:30)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Exotik-a-Go-Go - Insinuette (4:35)
Album: Go Ape; Label: s-r
Victor Feldman - Love Me with All Your Heart (2:32)
Album: Love Me with All Your Heart; Label: Vee-Jay
Miles Davis - Mr. Pastorius (5:42)
Album: Amandla; Label: WB
Tony Rizzi & his 5 Guitars + 4 - Rose's Loom (5:29)
Album: ...plays Charlie Christian; Label: Milagro
Uakti - O Ovo da Serpente (The Serpent's Egg) 6:35)
Album: s-t; Label: Verve
Mel Taylor & the Magics - From Russia with Love (2:48)
Album: In Action; Label: WB
Modern Jazz Quartet - Romaine (7:22)
Album: Pyramid; Label: Atlantic
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - A Band of Blue Frogs Playing the Greens
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Stan Getz - I'm Late, I'm Late (8:08)
Album: focus; Label: Verve
Perfume - Vitamin Drop (3:49)
Album: ~Complete Best~; Label: Tokuma
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Pro-Pleasure Gas (Don Cacheine's Disco Kicks) (3:46)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Put3Ska - My Boy Lollipop (2:30)
Album: Manila's Finest; Label: OctoArt/EMI
Mr. T-Bone & the Young Lions - President of the Republic of Banana (3:58)
Album: Heroes; Label: Rudeboy Corner
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Last Temptation (4:26)
Album: Perfect Future; Label: Avex
Melbourne Ska Orchestra - Learn to Love Again (4:44)
Album: s-t; Label: Four|Four
The Slackers - Mind Your Own Business (3:35)
Album: The Boss Harmony Sessions; Label: Rockers Revolt
The Dropsteppers - Bring It On Home to You (3:44)
Album: Get Up In It!; Label: Megalith
The Prizefighters - One Thousand Words (3:00)
Album: 45; Label: Prize Fighter Sound System
Umbrella Bed - Apple Pie (3:05)
Album: one small skank for man...; Label: Mad Butcher
Umbrella Bed - Man in the Street (4:07)
Album: one small skank for man...; Label: Mad Butcher
The Jinkies - Success (3:38)
Album: s-t; Label: Kingpin
Mutant Frogs - Ska of the East (3:52)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (unid.) (?:??)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mutant Frogs - Greenhenge (2:55)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Busters - Rude Girl (3:52)
Album: 12"; Label: Unicorn
*Phoenix City All Stars - Satisfaction (ft. Freddie Notes) (3:12)
Album: Skatisfaction; Label: Hotshot & Scorcher
Mr. Review - Tarzan of the '80s (3:31)
Album: Walking Down Brentford Road; Label: Unicorn
Elvis Costello - Human Touch (2:25)
Album: Get Happy!; Label: Columbia
The Clash - Wrong 'em Boyo (3:11)
Album: London Calling; Label: Epic
Blue Riddim Band - Joke's On You (3:07)
Album: Restless Spirit; Label: Flying Fish
Pressure Cooker - Peacemaker
Album: s-t; Label: pressurecooker.net
The Strangeways - Chosen Heart (3:36)
Album: Corporate Monkey; Label: Ska Satellite
Buford O'Sullivan - The Night Sky's Turning Blue (3:13)
Album: the club of hopes and fears; Label: Ska Satellite
(non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - The End (3:03)
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
August 22, 2013

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