9/19/2013 Rocket Ship Ska Trip


9/19 in a nutshell…

Ooh, did we play a solid hour of recent YouTube finds this week? Not really, as we’ve definitely mixed Jimmy Cliff’s “Miss Jamaica” into his sequel “Miss Universe” on these airwaves before but we had a nice batch of RSST debuts this week. Including, from the short-lived US ska craze of the ’60s, one Jimmy Griffin, then-future Bread co-founder (what on EARTH was he thinking!?) with “Try”. Including Fay & Gabby with a thinly-disguised Bobby Day cover (“Over and Over” …re-titled “Sweeter & Sweeter”). Including Stranger & Patsy singing “Gee”, not by the Crows. Also including a “Sly Mongoose” and a “Big Foot” (named “Lou” btw). A short, sweet 2Tone set took over at the top for the next 20, and then we docked with the Voov, where Sherwood B. Funn was holding forth. He had us floating to choice tracks from La Lupe, Koop. (Yukimi Nagano singing “Summer Sun” is always a welcome sound to these ears), Tipsy, Combustible Edison and more. Back on the Home Stretch, to this day we are clueless as to just who the fictional animated pop star Fizzy really is, but she sang the “Lollipop” this week. The 5@5:05 was British-but-not-2Tone, and just 2 songs before that, The Selecter, currently on Vocaphone, delivered “Doors Ever Open” which, all by itself, is reason enough to check out this week’s audio archive! String Theory is the band’s current calling card, and “Doors” is a stand-out among stand-outs on it. You can also hear Cabernet Deneuve do an entire song called “Half”, and Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra do footballing anthem “You’ll Never Walk Alone” (it’s the adopted theme of FC Tokyo, in addition to being Liverpool’s theme from 1963 forward thanks to the Gerry & the Pacemakers version (and you get to hear this DJ make a monkey out of myself on-air by identifying the song with Man Utd., for which I stand duly corrected!) Now I’m gonna wrap this thing up, post it, and get ready to go see Jimmy Cliff at 1st Av. tonight. With any luck, “One More” will be the encore (“D’ya want ONE MORE???”) See ya there! Tune in and stay tuned.

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Jimmy Cliff - Miss Jamaica (2:20)
Album: 45; Label: Beverley's
Jimmy Cliff - Miss Universe (2:34)
Album: 45; Label: Beverley's
Roy & Charlie - Take One (2:28)
Album: 45; Label: Randy's
Jimmy Griffin - Try (1:57)
Album: 45; Label: Reprise
Symarip - Telstar (2:49)
Album: 45; Label: Trojan
The Schoolgirls - Sing and Shout (2:08)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
The Sensations - I Found Love (2:54)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - The Astro 'Gator (3:35)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Prince Buster - Burke's Law (2:33)
Album: 45; Label: Prince Buster
Baba Brooks - Key to the City (3:07)
Album: 45; Label: Dutchess
Fay & Gabby - Sweeter & Sweeter (2:31)
Album: 45; Label: Worldisc
Baba Brooks - Sly Mongoose (3:13)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Lloyd Clarke - Big Foot Lou (2:48)
Album: 45; Label: Moo's
Norma Frazer - Come On, Baby (2:33)
Album: 45; Label: Randy's
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Transkalactic (2:33)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Stranger & Patsy - Gee (2:31)
Album: 45; Label: Dutchess
Delroy Wilson - Searching (2:35)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
The Maytals/The Skatalites - One Look (2:41)
Album: 45; Label: Kentone
Shenley Duffus - Wicked Man (2:43)
Album: 45; Label: Worldisc
Lee Perry - Wishes of the Wicked (2:44)
Album: 45; Label: Worldisc
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Flying Frog Foo! (4:45)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Selecter - Too Much Pressure (2:48)
Album: 45; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
The Bodysnatchers - 007 (3:27)
Album: 45; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
The Swinging Cats - Away (3:11)
Album: 45; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
The Specials - Rat Race (3:07)
Album: More Specials; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
The Beat - Ranking Full Stop (2:48)
Album: 45; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Big Bad Rhino (3:16)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet (3:01)
Album: new unrl. remix; Label: Skankworks/IMT
La Lupe - Fever (2:44)
Album: 45; Label: Mercury
Bobby Summers - Pad (1:58)
Album: 45; Label: Capitol
Steve Turre - In a Sentimental Mood (ft. Cassandra Wilson) (8:26)
Album: s-t; Label: Verve
Koop. - Summer Sun (ft. Yukimi Nagano) (3:46)
Album: Waltz for Koop.; Label: Quango
Tipsy - Liquordelic (4:01)
Album: Trip Tease; Label: Asphodel
Lord Kitchener - Kitch's Bebop Calypso (2:40)
Album: v.a. London Is the Place for Me; Label: Honest Jons
Combustible Edison - Hot and Bothered (3:16)
Album: the impossible world; Label: Sub Pop
Shiina Ringo/Tokyo Jihen(?)/Takayuki Hattori & orch. - Fly Me to Heaven (3:52)
Album: (Jihen) Dai Hakken ; Label: Toshiba/EMI
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Jungles of the Galaxy (6:10) (it's really longer, but got "oopsed" by errant knob-twiddling)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Cabernet Deneuve - Friends (3:05)
Album: Help Is Coming; Label: Alliance
Tokyo Jihen - Shuraba (single version) (4:12)
Album: cd single; Label: Toshiba/EMI
Senor Coconut - Pinball Cha-Cha (3:39)
Album: Around the World; Label: essay/Nacional
Ga-In - Esperando (4:01)
Album: Step 2/4; Label: LOEN Ent.
Charlie - Hawaii Cha-Cha (2:35)
Album: 45; Label: King Japan
Terry & Lynval (ex-Specials) - 96 Tears (2:51)
Album: unrl. demo; Label: ?
Anna Valentino - )n a Tropical Island (2:35)
Album: 45; Label: Vita
Caravan Palace - Star Scat (3:50)
Album: s-t; Label: Wagram
Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band - An Organ Grinder's Tale (4:28)
Album: ...meets King Penett; Label: RCA
Cab Canavaral - I Dance Charleston (Sound Nomaden Remix) (3:13)
Album: Cab Canavaral Remixed; Label: Billybong
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (excerpt) Big Bad Rhino (2:40)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Fizzy - My Boy Lollipop (3:44)
Album: cd single; Label: Purple Lion
Jimmy Cliff - One More (alt. version) (3:29)
Album: Rebirth; Label: Sunpower/UMe
Little Tempo - Shake It Up Baby (4:03)
Album: Super Tempo; Label: Speedstar International
The Selecter - Doors Ever Open (4:23)
Album: String Theory; Label: Vocaphone
ARTS (Authentic Rocksteady Traditional Ska) - Radio Junk (3:36)
Album: Discover the Ska!; Label: Geneon
Mr. Symarip (a.k.a. Roy Ellis) - I Was Busted (3:38)
Album: the Skinheads Dem a Come; Label: Jump Up
The Dualers - Doctor in the House (3:54)
Album: Cooking Pot; Label: Galley
Smoke Like A Fish - Rise & Rise (3:51)
Album: "Here's one we made earlier!"; Label: Do The Dog
Judge Dread - Skin Lake (3:33)
Album: Dread White & Blue; Label: Anagram
Bad Manners - Exodus (2:43)
Album: Forging Ahead; Label: Magnet/Epic/Portrait
Prince Fatty & the Mutant Hifi - Across the Border (2:48)
Album: Return of Gringo!; Label: Mr. Bongo
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - You'll Never Walk Alone (4:00)
Album: Paradise Blue; Label: Avex
Tsuyoshi Kawakami & his Moodmakers - Third Man Theme (3:24)
Album: mood inn; Label: cutting edge
Giuliano Palma & the Bluebeaters - I'll Get You (4:12)
Album: Boogaloo; Label: V2/Universal
No Sports - Skamachine (5:58)
Album: Succe$$fools; Label: Pork Pie
Zap Pow - Get Up (2:44)
Album: Revolution; Label: Trojan
Cabernet Deneuve - Half (3:30)
Album: Zucchini; Label: Bad Taste
Runa Miyoshida - No. 1 (4:16)
Album: Ska Flavor #1; Label: Daiki Sound
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (most of) Pro-Pleasure Gas (Don Cacheine's Disco Kicks) (3:43)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - The End (3:03)
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
September 19, 2013

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