10/24/2013 Rocket Ship Ska Trip



The “Ooh” got rolling with an English Beat classic in honor of their coming appearance at the Cabooze on 12/1 before settling into a comforable old ’60s ska groove, throwing occasional curveballs like Annamarie’s “Lollipop” knockoff “Little Boy Butterfly” and the yardstyle Perrey/Kingsley-isms of Colonel Elliott & the Lunatics. Sherwood’s Planet didn’t get shorted… it only looks that way because the Perez Prado Orchestra stretched their “Voodoo Suite” out to a whopping 23+ minutes! Also check out Rubin Steiner (who we haven’t played in, like, forever… shame on us!), Les Baxter, Lionel Hampton and a duo named Serani Poji. The Home Stretch launched us Earthward again with Italians Arpioni and their girl Lollipop. The Lights Went Down and a Bad Moon Rose thanks to Noel Alphonso’s outfit Jah Malla before the 5@5:05 took us to the Japanese Ska Zoo. Lions, ducks (drakes, to be exact), a penguin, an elephant, and later on, even some mice… well, their teeth, at least… all doing the Ska quite authoritatively. Begoña Bang Matu made her RSST debut, appropriately enough given the time of year, with “Autumn Leaves” and, just wait’ll you hear MFSB playing ska… no, not that MFSB, but rather Mr. Fly Ska Band!CURVEBALL! ‘Til next time, tune in… and stay tuned.

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
The English Beat - Hands Off... She's Mine (2:58)
Album: The Complete Beat 5cd box set; Label: Go Feet/SHOUT Factory
Soul Bros. - (most of) From Russia with Love (4:02)
Album: 45; Label: Doctor Bird
R. Alphonso & Studio 1 Orch. - James Bond (2:55)
Album: 45; Label: C and N
Bob Andy - Crime Don't Pay (2:20)
Album: Bob Andy's Song Book; Label: Studio 1
Robert Marley - Judge Not (2:23)
Album: 45; Label: Beverley's
Hopeton Lewis - Sound & Pressure (3:03)
Album: 45; Label: K&K
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Ska Bump (3:31)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Cozy's Groove (2:33)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Milwaukee Coasters - Sick & Tired (Oh Babe) (2:44)
Album: 45; Label: Pama
Sugar & Dandy - Let's Ska (2:24)
Album: 45; Label: Carnival
Rita Marley - Pied Piper (2:12)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
Neville Hinds - Kingston West (2:25)
Album: 45; Label: Dynamic
Roy Richards & Baba Brooks - Maureen (2:38)
Album: 45; Label: Doctor Bird
Roy Richards - Contact (2:25)
Album: 45; Label: Doctor Bird
Dotty & Bunny w./ The Skatalites - Foul Play (2:42)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
Tommy McCook - Inez (3:42)
Album: Real Cool anthology; Label: Trojan
Roy Shirley & Ken Boothe - Lollipop Tonight (2:21)
Album: 45; Label: Gay Feet
Annamarie - Little Boy Butterfly (1:57)
Album: 45; Label: Decca
Colonel Elliott & the Lunatics - Cosmic Bust (2:49)
Album: Interstellar Reggae Drive (issued on same cd as bonus album on Vulcans' 'Star Trek' reissue); Label: Trojan
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 60Hz. (2:43)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 5 Fingers of Ska (4:01)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Transkalactic (2:33)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Prince Buster - Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (2:16)
Album: 45; Label: FAB
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 - Sherwood's Planet (3:01)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Les Baxter - A Distant Star (3:02)
Album: Space Escapade; Label: Capitol
Zeuxis & the Painted Grapes - Blissed Out (Dubble Dipped Mix)
Album: v.a. in there - mutant pop hybrids; Label: Pi
Rosemary Clooney w./ Frank Comstock Orchestra - Mangos (2:35)
Album: 45; Label: RCA
Shiina Ringo w. Saito Neko Orchestra - Papaya Mango (3:05)
Album: Heisei Fuzoku; Label: Toshiba/EMI
Perez Prado - Voodoo Suite (23:12)
Album: Mambo Mania & Voodoo Suite; Label: Universe
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Ocean Moon (5:01)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Rubin Steiner - Tango (5:16)
Album: Wunderbar 3; Label: RCA/Bluebird
Lionel Hampton - Hamp's Mambo (3:08)
Album: Hamp's Big Band; Label: Audio Fidelity
Shiina Ringo - Ryuukou (4:13)
Album: Sanmon ("trivial") Gossip; Label: Toshiba/EMI
(non-Froggie bumper) Gichy Dan's Beachwood #9 - Winter on Riverside Drive (4:54)
Album: s-t; Label: RCA
(non-Froggie bumper) Gichy Dan's Beachwood #9 - Young Hearts (5:06)
Album: s-t; Label: RCA
Serani Poji - Merry-Go-Round Jailhouse (4:22)
Album: Merry-Go-Round Jailhouse; Label: Wave Master
Chara - Rachel (3:12)
Album: Dark Candy; Label: Universal Japan
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Ska of the East (3:51)
Album: v.a. Echo Chamber - Around the World in Dub vol. 3 & 4; Label: Dan Dada
Arpioni - My Girl Lollipop (2:26)
Album: In Mezzo ai Guai; Label: Gridalo Forte
Jah Malla - When the Lights Go Down (4:33)
Album: s-t; Label: Atco/Modern
Jah Malla - Bad Moon Rising (3:29)
Album: s-t; Label: Atco/Modern
The Selecter - Post-Modern (3:32)
Album: String Theory; Label: Vocaphone
Melbourne Ska Orchestra - Time for This Monkey (3:01)
Album: s-t; Label: four | four
Kingston Rudieska - Purple Dog Square (4:37)
Album: cd single; Label: Rudie System
The Little Elephant - Marvelous Trip to the Planets (6:04)
Album: second fruits; Label: RD
Brave Lion - Volcano (3:46)
Album: 45; Label: Pheasant
The King Lion - (I'm Feeling for) The New Feeling (3:33)
Album: v.a. Big Shot presents Ska Clash!; Label: Sony Japan
The Mighty Clippers - King Penguin (3:54)
Album: 45; Label: Cyber Label/Alaska
The Draketones - Soshu Yakyoku (3:14)
Album: 45; Label: Stocky Sound
A Million Bamboo - Kaika (4:31)
Album: Take no Yu; Label: Emushijeipi/Island Japan
Cool Wise Men - Lion Dance (4:36)
Album: Faith; Label: Galactic
The Miceteeth - Paradise Bucci (4:12)
Album: Constant Music; Label: P-Vine
Begoña Bang Matu & Orquesta Kingston - Autumn Leaves (3:38)
Album: Magia Negra; Label: Liquidator
Melbourne Ska Orchestra - The Best Things in Life Are Free (2:52)
Album: s-t; Label: four | four
Kingston Kitchen (Dr. Ring Ding meets Rotterdam Ska-Jazz Foundation) - A City By Night (4:17)
Album: Today's Special; Label: Megalith
Mr. Fly Ska Band (that's right... "MFSB"!) - Good Time (4:03)
Album: Musical Store Room; Label: Wheat Machine
(non-Froggie bumper) The Rising Tones - (excerpt) Jun Hana (2:34)
Album: Rise You Up!; Label: Pioneer
SKAndalous All Stars - The End (3:03)
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
October 24, 2013

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