10/10/2013 Rocket Ship Ska Trip


10/10 in a nutshell…

The RSST broke out some oldie mixes for the “Ooh” that we haven’t aired in quite a while, including two Jamaican versions of a Doc Bagby tune called “You’re So Delightful”. It was renamed “You Can Depend On Me” for the Roland Alphonso take that kicks off the set, but got its original title back for the Skatalites cover a couple of short years later that “Depend” segues into. “Guns of the Martian Giants” is a reworking of, again, The Skatalites… this time their reworking of “Guns of Navarone”, the movie theme. “On the Beach” was two entirely different songs, and our 3-song Monkey Mix includes a “Monkey Man Ska” by Carlos Malcolm that’s not to be confused with anything Toots did with the Maytals. Having mentioned Roland Alphonso earlier, do check out the Creedence cover by his son, drummer Noel Alphonso with his band Jah Malla. Now Sherwood had himself an interesting Planet this time out. Japanese steel drummer (and Sun Ra enthusiast) Yann Tomita traveled the spaceways, Oriental Magnetic Yellow (OMY, sort of a parallel-universe YMO), gave us “Beyond the Muscle” (“Behind the Mask’s” jazzier-sounding cousin), and a non-Japanese band with (parentheses) in its name, The Rising Sun (Treasure Cove) Steel Band played “Enjoy Yourself” and “Somewhere My Love”. Electro-swingers Odjbox turn up both in the Voovie Doo and in the Home Stretch, exhibiting electro-swing’s occasionally strong ska-like tendencies on “Baker’s Dozen”. All-Jamaica crew Coyabalites, complete with guitarist Ernest Ranglin did the Lollipop honors this week, and he 5@@5:05 had a 2Tone connection, tho’ these tracks weren’t released by the label (certainly anything from The Selecter’s fine current release String Theory are way too recent to have been on 2Tone). The set includes occasional Madness co-producer Clive Langer with his band The Boxes, from Splash. Aside from Giuliano Palma’s cd-glitch-foreshortened “Jump”, the rest of the Stretch went off without a hitch. ‘Til next time, tune in… and stay tuned!

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook w./ Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Roland Alphonso - You Can Depend On Me (2:41)
Album: v.a. Mark Lamarr presents Duke Reid the Trojan - Nuclear Weapon; Label: Trojan
The Skatalites - You're So Delightful (3:25)
Album: v.a. Strictly for You; Label: Studio 1
Colonel Elliott & the Lunatics - Guns of the Martian Giants (3:51)
Album: Interstellar Reggae Drive (included on Vulcans - Star Trek reissue); Label: Trojan
The Skatalites - Guns of Navarone (3:12) (full-length!)
Album: v.a. Rough & Tough - The Story of Ska; Label: Trojan
King Stitt/Owen Gray - On the Beach (2:50)
Album: (Stitt & v.a.) Dance Hall '63; Label: Studio 1
U-Roy/Paragons - On the Beach (different song!) (2:37)
Album: (U-Roy & v.a.) Version Galore anthology; Label: Trojan
Byron Lee & the Dragonaires - Ska-De-Wah (2:04)
Album: Dance the Ska; Label: BMN
Byron Lee & the Dragonaires - Joy Ride (2:31)
Album: Dance the Ska; Label: BMN
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 60Hz. Ska (2:43)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - ('Bout half of) 5 Fingers of Ska (2:00)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Justin Hinds & the Dominoes - The Higher the Monkey Climbs (2:48)
Album: Carry Go Bring Come anthology; Label: Trojan
Derrick Harriott - Monkey Ska (2:08)
Album: v.a. Monkey Ska; Label: Trojan
Carlos Malcolm & his Afro-Jamaican Rhythms - Monkey Man Ska (2:01)
Album: The Royal Ska; Label: Jamaican Gold
Jah Malla - Bad Moon Rising (3:29)
Album: s-t; Label: Atco/Modern
Morgan Fisher & Friends (as "The Burtons") - MacArthur Park (3:02)
Album: 45; Label: Cherry Red
The English Beat - Jeanette (4:09)
Album: 12"; Label: IRS
The Cats - What Can I Do (2:46)
Album: 45; Label: Crystal
The Specials - Stereotype (6:13)
Album: BBC Sessions; Label: EMI/BBC
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Pro-Pleasure Gas (Capt. 2much Freetime's Ska Mutation) (3:15)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Flying Frog Foo (4:42)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Soul Bros. - From Russia with Love (4:02)
Album: (Jackie Mittoo & the Soul Bros.) Last Train to Skaville; Label: Soul Jazz/Studio 1
Soul Bros. - James Bond (2:55)
Album: (Jackie Mittoo & the Soul Bros.) Last Train to Skaville; Label: Soul Jazz/Studio 1
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet (3:01)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Yann Tomita - We Travel the Spaceways (3:27)
Album: Music for Astro Age - the sounds of...; Label: Sony
Haruomi Hosono & the Yellow Magic Band (pre-YMO) - Shambhala Signal (3:34)
Album: Paraiso; Label: Alfa
Odjbox - Birmingham (3:05)
Album: Cotton to Fabric ep; Label: s-r
Oriental Magnetic Yellow - Beyond the Muscle (3:41)
Album: Sonic Skate Surveyor; Label: Troubador
Senor Coconut y su Conjunto - Neon Lights Cha-Cha-Cha
Album: El Baile Aleman; Label: Emperor Norton
Dave Brubeck: Two Generations of Brubeck - 40 Days (7:15)
Album: "Brother, the Great Spirit Made Us All"; Label: Atlantic
Weather Report - When It Was Now (4:45)
Album: s-t (#2); Label: Columbia
Cedar Walton - N.P.S. (5:08)
Album: Soundscapes; Label: Columbia
The Salsoul Strings - Love Letters (3:33)
Album: How Deep is Your Love; Label: Salsoul
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Jungles of the Galaxy (6:18)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Victor Feldman - Love Me with All Your Heart (2:32)
Album: Love Me with All Your Heart; Label: Vee Jay
Victor Feldman - Valerie (2:33)
Album: Love Me with All Your Heart; Label: Vee Jay
Earth Wind & Fire - Drum Song (5:11)
Album: Open Our Eyes; Label: Columbia
Rising Sun (Treasure Cove) Steel Band - Enjoy Yourself (3:02)
Album: Sand & Steel; Label: Star
Rising Sun (Treasure Cove) Steel Band - Somewhere My Love (2:58)
Album: Sand & Steel; Label: Star
Kinoco Hotel - Kaerazaru Umi (4:42)
Album: Marianne no Uutsu; Label: Meldac
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Interstellar Teakettle (3:37)
Album: v.a. Echo Chamber - Around thee World in Dub vol. 1 & 2; Label: Dan Dada
YMCK - Blink of Fish (3:56)
Album: Family Racing; Label: Avex
Shiina Ringo/Kobori - (most of) Fly Me to Heaven (Kobori remix) (4:05)
Album: download; Label: soundcloud.com
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime (3:08)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Coyabalites - My Boy Lollipop (ft. Judy Gordon) (2:35)
Album: "Unhinged"; Label: Shanachie
Mutant Frogs - The Eye of Cyclophibius (4:43)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Odjbox - Baker's Dozen (4:45)
Album: Swamp Stomp ep; Label: s-r
Umbrella Bed - Narcissus (2:42)
Album: Go; Label: Mad Butcher
Umbrella Bed - Cap'n George (2:08)
Album: Go; Label: Mad Butcher
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Ska from Studio 5 (3:19)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Selecter - The Avengers Theme (2:35)
Album: String Theory; Label: Vocaphone
Bad Manners - Falling Out of Love (3:19)
Album: Forging Ahead; Label: Magnet/Epic/Portrait
The Specials - Keep My Love from Fading (3:29)
Album: Conquering Ruler; Label: Trojan
Elvis Costello - Human Touch (2:25)
Album: Get Happy!; Label: Columbia
Clive Langer & the Boxes - First Thing in the Morning (2:26)
Album: Splash; Label: F-Beat
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (most of) Jungles of the Galaxy (6:13)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Jazz Jamaica - Confucious (4:56)
Album: Skaravan; Label: Hannibal
Giuliano Palma & the Bluebeaters - (glitch-foreshortened excerpt_ oh, well... ) Jump (1:24)
Album: Long Playing (yeah, we wish... ); Label: Universal/V2
Ruse & Visser - Shake & Shiver (4:13)
Album: Red Rum ep; Label: Grover
The Drastics & MC Zulu - Here Comes the Bass/Earl Warren (7:30)
Album: online single; Label: s-r/myspace/soundcloud, etc.
No Doubt - Everything's Wrong (4:18)
Album: v.a. Skaface; Label: Moon Ska
(non-Froggie bumper) Joey Altruda presents Kingston Cocktail - Rolando (7:25)
Album: Joey Altruda presents Kingston Cocktail; Label: Will
SKAndalous All Stars - The End (3:03)
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
October 10, 2013

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