9/12/2013 Rocket Ship Ska Trip


9/12 in a nutshell…

By way of celebrating The Selecter’s Fri. the 13th appearance at the Cedar, the “Ooh” stepped about a decade-and-a-half out of character and blasted the show wide open with a set of classic 2Tone-era oldies, including one from The Specials’ BBC sessions which drops a colorful British expression meaning “good ‘n’ plowed”. Interestingly enough, The Home Stretch also included a 5(+1)@5:05 that consisted of bands whose names start with ‘P’. Honest, the connection only hit me after the fact! While we’re hop-skip-n-jumping through the playlist, let’s hit Sherwood’s long enough to note that Mr. Funn reprised his tribute to the late, great Little City in Space to commemorate the fact that The Echo Chamber’s Dr. Strangedub and our alter-ego d.j. babyswiss were mistaken by a caller for a couple of the Post-Void honchos responsible for launching the Little City into orbit all those decades ago. Which two, we’re not quite exactly sure… okay, truth be told, we haven’t the foggiest! We fondly remember the music, though… from the Satellite Singers (opening theme) to the Tokyo Happy Coats(“news” bed) to Henry Mancini (“sports” and “job line” themes), these tunes will never die so long as our hearts beat. Long live LCS (and live it does, thanks to online audio archives)! But back to business… Emil Richards’ calendar track “Sapphire (September)” figured into Sherwood’s playlist, and the Stretch shoved off with the second instro-Lolly in as many weeks. Oh, and the RSST’s intro is finally starting to morph to reflect the fact that we’ve been 2:-6: instead of 2:-5:a.m. for quite a while now!We just have to re-record our intro spiel now… tune in and stay tuned!

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
The Selecter - Too Much Pressure (3:43)
Album: Too Much Pressure; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
The Specials - Stereotype (6:13)
Album: BBC Sessions; Label: EMI/BBC
Bad Manners - Lip Up Fatty (2:55)
Album: sdtk. Dance Craze; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
Morgan Fisher & friends as "The Burtons" - MacArthur Park (3:02)
Album: "v.a." Hybrid Kids; Label: Cherry Red
(Donatella) Rettore - Donatella (3:13)
Album: 45; Label: Ariston
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 60Hz. Ska (2:43)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Selecter - My Collie (Not a Dog) (2:48)
Album: Too Much Pressure; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 5 Fingers of Ska (4:01)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Rudies - The Split (2:30)
Album: 45; Label: Trojan
Jennifer Lara - Impossible (2:47)
Album: Studio One Presents...; Label: Studio 1
Stranger & Patsy - Do You Remember (3:12)
Album: 45; Label: Escort
Azie Lawrence - Pempelem (2:20)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Count Suckle & the Rudies - Please Don't Go (2:56)
Album: 45; Label: Q
The Melodians - Staircase of Time (2:34)
Album: Sweet Sensation - The Best of...; Label: Trojan
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Pro-Pleasure Gas (Capt. 2much Freetime's Ska Mutation) (
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Jimmy Cliff - One More (3:24)
Album: Rebirth; Label: Sunpower/UMe
Jimmy Cliff - Ska All Over the World (2:33)
Album: v.a. The Authentic Jamaica Ska; Label: Amy
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Flying Frog Foo (4:01)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Diplomats with Lyn Taitt & Band - Meet Me at the Corner (2:11)
Album: 45; Label: Caltone
The Skatalites - Can't Sit Down (2:53)
Album: Ska Authentic vol. 2; Label: Studio 1
Vulcans - Back-a-Yard (2:55)
Album: Star Trek; Label: Trojan
Tin Pan Alley - Yellow Magic Carnival (3:30)
Album: Caramel Mama; Label: Crown Japan
Yellow Magic Orchestra - Multiplies (2:55)
Album: x oo Multiplies; Label: Restless/Alfa
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (most of) Transkalactic (2:03)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet (2:58)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Satellite Singers - Little City in Space
Album: A Child's Introduction to Outer Space; Label: Golden
Harry James - Trumpet Blues
Album: The Hits of...; Label: Capitol
Tokyo Happy Coats - Tea-A-Wanna Whistle (2:09)
Album: 45; Label: King (US)
Emil Richards - Sapphire (September) (2:17)
Album: Stones; Label: Uni
Henry Mancini - Senor Peter Gunn (2:38)
Album: The Latin Sound of...; Label: RCA
Henry Mancini - Corcovado (2:23)
Album: The Latin Sound of...; Label: RCA
Gil Melle - Mars (ft. Monica Dell) (2:46)
Album: The Complete Blue Note '50s Sessions; Label: Blue Note
Satellite Singers - When I was a Boy on Mars (1:36)
Album: 78; Label: Golden
Ken Nordine - Monkey Business (4:27)
Album: Ken's YouTube channel; Label: wordjazz.com
Herbie Hancock - Rain Dance (9:16)
Album: Sextant; Label: Columbia
Drain - Wendy Will Win (4:47)
Album: offspeed and in there; Label: Trance Syndicate
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Ocean Moon (5:00)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Pete Rugolo - Our Waltz (6:55)
Album: An Adventure in Sounnd - Reeds; Label: Mercury
Matt Wilson's Arts & Crafts - Aluminum Baby (6:30)
Album: Wake Up! (To What's Happening); Label: Palmetto
Shiina Ringo - Tsugou no ii Karada (3:12)
Album: Sanmon Gossip; Label: Toshiba/EMI
Rosemary Clooney/Frank Comstock Orchestra - Mangos (2:35)
Album: 45; Label: RCA
Shiina Ringo & Saito Neko Orchestra - Papaya Mango (3:05)
Album: Heisei Fuzoku; Label: Toshiba/EMI
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Ska Bump (3:
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Tom Dissevelt & Kid Baltan - Drifting (3:10)
Album: Electronic Movements; Label: Philips
The Keating Sound - Moonlight Serenade (3:16)
Album: This Bird has Flown; Label: WB
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime (3:08)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Marty - My Boy Lollipop (2:00)
Album: In a Young Mood; Label: RCA
Jimmy Cliff - One More (alternate version) (
Album: Rebirth; Label: Sunpower/UMe
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Juggling City (4:18)
Album: World Ska Symphony; Label: Avex
The Selecter - London's Burning (3:29)
Album: String Theory; Label: Vocaphone
ARTS (Authentic Rocksteady Traditional Ska - Radio Junk (3:36)
Album: Discover the Ska!; Label: Geneon
ARTS (Authentic Rocksteady Traditional Ska - Peter Gunn (3:56)
Album: Discover the Ska!; Label: Geneon
The Pinstripes - Find It! (2:50)
Album: The Decay; Label: Stubborn
Phoenix City All Stars - The Selecter (Kingston Affair) (3:23)
Album: Two Tone Gone Ska; Label: Phoenix City
Pressure Cooker - Peacemaker
Album: s-t; Label: pressurecooker.net
The Prizefighters - Lost at Sea
Album: 45; Label: Prizefighter Sound System
Pitbull - Don't Stop the Party (ft. TJR) (3:25)
Album: Global Warming; Label: RCA
Proyecto Secreto - Olvida Todo (2:46)
Album: Jamaica 69; Label: Zephyrus
(non-Froggie bumper) Gramophone All Stars - Sir Duke (4:11)
Album: Levitant a la Deriva; Label: Ernie B
The Little Elephant - Dada (3:11)
Album: 45; Label: Kakao/Bronze Fist
The Liptones - Hot Spot (3:33)
Album: In English; Label: AMTY/808
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Hungry Beast (4:01)
Album: Walkin'; Label: Avex
Rotterdam Ska-Jazz Foundation - Dreyfuss Is Gone (4:58)
Album: Shake Your Foundation; Label: Grover
The Drastics - Here Comes the Bass/Earl Warren (7:30)
Album: download single; Label: s-r
SKAndalous All Stars - (most of) The End (2:45?)
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
September 12, 2013

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