11/7/2013 Rocket Ship Ska Trip

 

11/7 in a nutshell…

This description is gonna start from the middle and work its way out, ‘cuz wheeeeee, your weird uncle Sherwood’s been waitin’ a l-o-o-o-o-n-g time to get his hands on this…Tokyo Jihen, minus the voice of Shiina Ringo, and augmented by flute, vibes, and full-on hard-driving Brazilian carnaval samba rhythm, tearing through “Tengoku e Youkoso” (Tokyo Bay version) like the whole darn graveyard just woke up and took after ‘em! (“Tengoku… “ of course is Jihen and Countess Ringula’s vampire-themed Halloween staple we like to break out every year). Moving forward, Ringo herself chimes in two songs later with Sanmon Gossip’s big-band tour-de-force “Tsugou no ii Karada”. Stepping back, we had a space-themed set, pouring doubles by Frank Comstock, Russ Garcia and Les Baxter. Leaping into the Home Stretch, Amy Winehouse’s goddaughter Dionne Bromfield sang the Lollipop this week, the 5@5:05 all came from Ska’s Lost Decade, and Giuliano Palma & the Bluebeaters (might as well) “Jump”-ed. Oh, the “Ooh”! The mysterious Tammy (Who?) did a certain Byron Lee cover made famous among beach-movie fans by Annette (no “who?” necessary here!) Among other goodies, the Soul Bros. went “Searching for Weapons” and a young pre-Wailers Robert Marley had “One Cup of Coffee” …and I’m gonna go have some tea. Tune in, and stay tuned!

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook w./ Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Byron Lee & the Dragonaires - Dumplins (ft. Keith & Ken) (2:34)
Album: Dance the Ska; Label: BMN
Eric "Monty" Morris - Say Bye Bye (2:40)
Album: 45; Label: Kentone
The Skatalites - Ska in the Vienna Woods (2:38)
Album: v.a. Strictly for You; Label: Studio 1
The Wailers - Mr. Talkative (2:01)
Album: The Best of Bob Marley & the Wailers; Label: Studio 1
Tommy McCook & the Supersonics - Indian Love Call (3:03)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Phyllis Dillon - Thing of the Past (2:37)
Album: 45; Label: Trojan
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 60Hz. Ska
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Roland Alphonso - Live Wire (Saxoversion) (2:23)
Album: v.a. Top Sounds from Top Deck vol. 6 - Ska-lternative; Label: West Side/Top Deck
Reuben Anderson - Ambition of Men (2:39)
Album: v.a. Top Sounds from Top Deck vol. 4 - Ska-Ta-Shot; Label: West Side/Top Deck
Derrick Harriott - Do the Jerk (2:26)
Album: Derrick Harriott & Friends - Step Softly; Label: Trojan
Soul Bros. - Searching for Weapons (4:01)
Album: Carib Soul; Label: Studio 1
Roy Richards - Dream Lover
Album: s-t; Label: Studio 1
The Zodiacs - Slow Slow Ska (2:30)
Album: 45; Label: Discovery
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Big Bad Rhino (3:16)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Dawn Penn - Why Did You Lie (2:20)
Album: 45; Label: Discolite
Delroy Wilson - One Two Three (2:23)
Album: 45; Label: Island
Clue J & the Blues Blasters - Marjie (3:10)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
Hortense Ellis - Groovy Kind of Love (1:56)
Album: 45; Label: Coxsone
Lloyd Charmers - Dollars and Bonds (2:40)
Album: 45; Label: Bullet
Prince Buster - Dancing Time (2:16)
Album: 45; Label: Soulsville Center
Robert Marley - One Cup of Coffee (2:32)
Album: 45; Label: Beverley's
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Transkalactic (2:33)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Roy Shirley & Ken Boothe - Lollipop Tonight (2:21)
Album: 45; Label: Gayfeet
Winston Samuels - Broken Hearted (2:23)
Album: 45; Label: SEP
Winston & Barbara - I Had a Dream (2:27)
Album: 45; Label: Rolando & Powie
Rita Hovink - The Blue Blue Beat (1:56)
Album: 45; Label: CNR/Moonglow
Tammy (who??) - Jamaica Ska (1:39)
Album: online-only v.a. "This Is Mexican Ska vol. 1"; Label: label? what label?
Rolando Alphonso & his Alley Cats - Hully Gully Rock (2:49)
Album: 45; Label: Sensational
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet (3:01)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Emil Richards - Topaz (1:58)
Album: Stones; Label: Uni
Spokes Maashiyane - Mambo Spokes (2:22)
Album: Spokes of Africa; Label: Gallotone
Cedar Walton - N.P.S. (5:08)
Album: Soundscapes; Label: Columbia
Tokyo Happy Coats - Tea-a-Wanna Whistle (2:09)
Album: 45; Label: King
The Satellite Singers - Little City in Space (2:14)
Album: A Child's Introduction to Outer Space; Label: Golden
Frank Comstock - From Another World (2:59)
Album: Music from Outer Space; Label: WB
Frank Comstock - Galaxy (2:52)
Album: Music from Outer Space; Label: WB
Russ Garcia - Red Sands of Mars (2:26)
Album: Fantastica; Label: Liberty/Basta
Russ Garcia - Goofy Peepl of Phobos (2:13)
Album: Fantastica; Label: Liberty/Basta
Les Baxter - The Other Side of the Moon (2:01)
Album: Space Escapade; Label: Capitol
Les Baxter - Somewhere in Space (2:38)
Album: Space Escapade; Label: Capitol
Victor Feldman - Suite Sixteen (8:45)
Album: Suite Sixteen; Label: OJC/Contemporary
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Ocean Moon (5:01)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Cal Tjader - Half and Half (4:35)
Album: In a Latin Bag; Label: Verve
Arthur Lyman - Legend of the Rain (4:03)
Album: Bahia; Label: hifirecord
Dave Pike - La Playa (3:03)
Album: Manhattan Latin; Label: Decca
Tokyo Jihen - Tengoku e Youkoso (Tokyo Bay Version) (3:49)
Album: Hard Disk (Recovery Disc); Label: Toshiba/EMI
Walter Wanderley - Opiniao (3:01)
Album: Boss of the Bossa Nova; Label: Verve/Motor Music
Quincy Jones - Chega de Saudade (No More Blues) (5:30)
Album: Big Band Bossa Nova; Label: Mercury
Shiina Ringo - Tsugou no ii Karada (3:12)
Album: Sanmon Gossip; Label: Toshiba/EMI
The Beepers - Love Is You (3:23)
Album: (Giorgio Moroder) On The Groove Train vol. 2 1974-1985; Label: Repertoire
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Dionne Bromfield - My Boy Lollipop (2:27)
Album: Introducing...; Label: Island/Lioness
Mr. Fly Ska Band - Sleeping Cat (4:58)
Album: Musical Store Room; Label: Wheat Machine
The Kinky Coo Coos - Something's Got a Hold On Me (3:56)
Album: The Mean Machine ep; Label: Liquidator
The RhinoceroSmiles - Silent Smile (4:15)
Album: online; Label: band's myspace
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 5 Fingers of Ska (4:01)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Plastic Bertrand - Dance Dance (3:35)
Album: An 1; Label: Disques Vogue
Tommy McCook - The Watergate Affair (3:23)
Album: 45; Label: Lion
Vulcans - Back-A-Yard (2:55)
Album: Star Trek; 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
Giuliano Palma & the Bluebeaters - Jump (4:21)
Album: Long Playing; Label: V2/Universal
Kingston Kitchen (RSJF/Dr. Ring Ding) - You Make Me Sing (4:14)
Album: Today's Special; Label: Megalith
Caro Emerald - Tangled Up (Lokee Remix) (3:26)
Album: cd single; Label: Grand Mono
Dion Knibb & the Agitators - Driving Me Mad (3:58)
Album: Driving Me Mad!; Label: DVS
Gerhana Ska Cinta - There'll Always Be Sunshine (4:05)
Album: The Re-New Authentic; Label: Clockwork
Jimmy Cliff - One More (Alt. Version) (3:30)
Album: Rebirth; Label: Sunpower/UMe
Madness - So Alive (2:57)
Album: Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da; Label: e one/cooking vinyl
Madness - Misery (3:15)
Album: Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da; Label: e one/cooking vinyl
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Mekureta Orange (5:13)
Album: Stompin' on Down Beat Alley; Label: cutting edge
SKAndalous All Stars - The End (3:03)
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
November 7, 2013

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