11/14/2013 Rocket Ship Ska Trip



The Byron Lee/Danny Davis “Ska Dee Wah” MGM 45 is exactly the same cut as the “Ska-de-Wah” you hear on Lee’s Dance The Ska album… the only difference being full accreditation, including listing one Billy Mure as the composer/arranger! It’s sandwiched between the Dragonaire-backed “Soon You’ll Be Gone” (The Blues Busters) and “Hold Me” (Stranger & Patsy), both Kentone 45s on this week’s “Ooh”. Later on, listen just before Sherwood’s Planet for the really cool Grape 45, “Babylon” by Freddie Notes & the Rudies.Sherwood commenced the weekly orbit of his Planet with somebody named DJ Me DJ You with a spacey track called “Spa” and remember, spassengers, er, skassengers… “spa” is 3/5ths of “space” (har-dee-har-har!)… Besides that, everybody from Fred Katz to Caravan Palace to Walter Wanderley wound up on Sherwood’s playlist this week, so enjoy the ride! Howzabout a lollie, Pop? Nikesha Lindo, who calls reggae legend Willie Lindo daddy, has GotchaSKAvered this week. Bands with acronyms for names, including MFSB (but not that MFSB) made up the 5(+1)@5:05, and a band called Viking’s Remedy sang about a certain “Mrs. Weed” …and unless I’m sorely mistaken, I believe that would be Mrs. Mary Jane Weed! If you’re her hub, this one’s for you. ‘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
Owen Gray - Mash It! Pts. 1 & 2 (4:09)
Album: v.a. Jamaican R&B 3cd box set; Label: Trojan
Frederick Hibbert (before he was "Toots") - Old Flame (2:09)
Album: v.a. Trojan Battlefield ; Label: Trojan
The Blues Busters - Soon You'll Be Gone (2:46)
Album: 45; Label: Kentone
Byron Lee/Danny Davis - Ska Dee Wah (2:08)
Album: 45; Label: MGM
Stranger & Patsy - Hold Me (2:11)
Album: 45; Label: Kentone
Don Drummond & his Evergreens - Jet Stream (2:55)
Album: 45; Label: Rolando & Powie
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 60Hz. Ska (2:43)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Roland Alphonso - If I Were a Bell (2:29)
Album: 45; Label: DDarling
The Skatalites - Ska in the Vienna Woods (2:40)
Album: v.a. Strictly for You; Label: Studio 1
Lord Brynner - Teach the Ska (3:57)
Album: v.a. Ska Authentic; Label: Studio 1
Granville Williams Orchestra - Honky Tonk Ska (2:52)
Album: v.a. King Size Ska; Label: Trojan
Desmond Dekker - King of Ska (2:40)
Album: Rudy Got Soul anthology; Label: Trojan
Tommy McCook - Ska Jam (2:45)
Album: Real Cool anthology; Label: Trojan
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Transkalactic (2:33)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Muskyteers (a.k.a. The Silvertones) - Kiddy-O (2:58)
Album: v.a. The Upsetter; Label: Trojan
The Clarendonians - The Jerk (2:41)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
Baba Brooks Band - Alcatraz (2:53)
Album: v.a. Ska Rarities 3cd box set; Label: Trojan
Prince Jazzbo - Takeover Dub (2:33)
Album: Choice of Version; Label: Studio 1
Lord Creator (a.k.a. Kentrick Patrick) - Evening News (2:22)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
The Soulettes - La La Lover (2:14)
Album: 45; Label: Coxsone
Clue J & the Blues Blasters - Little Willie (2:04)
Album: 45; Label: Coxsone
Cecil Lloyd & Roland Alphonso - Oceans 11 (3:40)
Album: v.a. All Star Top Hits; Label: All Star
Don Drummond - Addis Ababa (2:25)
Album: In Memory of...; Label: Studio 1
Freddie Notes & the Rudies - Babylon (2:44)
Album: 45; Label: Grape
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet (3:01)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
DJ Me DJ You - Spa (3:34)
Album: Rainbows and Robots; Label: Emperor Norton
Quincy Jones - Of Men and Demons (9:13)
Album: Benny-Dizzy-Quincy - Journey to Next; Label: Lightyear
Joe Magnarelli & Strings - The Duke (6:47)
Album: My Old Flame; Label: s-r
Fred Katz - Mate'ka (6:35)
Album: Folk Songs for Far Out Folk; Label: WB/Reboot
Fred Katz - Sometimes I Feel like a Motherless Child (4:05)
Album: Folk Songs for Far Out Folk; Label: WB/Reboot
Raymond Scott - Night and Day (2:32)
Album: The Secret 7 - "The Unexpected"; Label: Top Rank/Basta
Caravan Palace - Star Scat (3::50)
Album: s-t; Label: Wagram
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Ocean Moon (5:01)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Steve Turre - Coastin' with Bobby (8:42)
Album: s-t; Label: Verve
Walter Wanderley - O Ganso (2:48)
Album: Boss of the Bossa Nova; Label: Verve/Motor Music
Koda Kumi - Butterfly (4:16)
Album: Butterfly cd-ep; Label: Rhythm Zone
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Big Bad Rhino (3:16)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
George Russell & his Orchestra - Waltz from Outer Space (6:59)
Album: Jazz in the Space Age; Label: Decca/Chessmates
Xavier Cugat - One Mint Julep (3:03)
Album: Cugi's Cocktails; Label: Mercury
Shiina Ringo & Saito Neko - Karisome Otome (2:48)
Album: Heisei Fuzoku; Label: Toshiba/EMI
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (excerpt) 60Hz. Ska (1:00)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime (3:08)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Nikesha Lindo - My Boy Lollipop (2:58)
Album: 45; Label: Heavy Beat
The Selecter - The Avengers Theme (2:38)
Album: String Theory; Label: Vocaphone
The Selecter - High Hair (4:11)
Album: String Theory; Label: Vocaphone
The Prizefighters - One Thousand Words (3:00)
Album: "Round 1 - Ska" 45; Label: Prizefighter Sound System
The Prizefighters - Night Breeze (3:38)
Album: "Round 2 - Rocksteady" 45; Label: Prizefighter Sound System
The Big Six - Mama (3:50)
Album: We the Boys will Rock Ya!; Label: Vinyl Japan
MFSB (Mr. Fly Ska Band) - Good Time (4:03)
Album: Musical Store Room; Label: Wheat Machine
TSPO (Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra) - Just Say Yeah (3:23)
Album: World Ska Symphony ; Label: Avex
RSJF (Rotterdam Ska-Jazz Foundation) - Shameless (4:35)
Album: Motiv Loco; Label: Megalith
PASO (Pannonia Allstars Ska Orchestra) - Game Of Thrones theme (4:21)
Album: online single; Label: soundcloud.com
ARTS (Authentic Rocksteady Traditional Ska) - Day Tripper (2:53)
Album: Discover the Ska!; Label: Geneon
OBMJ (Orquestra Brasileira de Musica Jamaicana) - Ska Around the Nation (5:09)
Album: Skabrazooka; Label: Scubidu
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Flying Frog Foo (4:43)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Moon Invaders - Red Tail Hawk (2:46)
Album: The Fine Line; Label: Grover
Viking's Remedy - Mrs. Weed (3:29)
Album: Rain Is Coming; Label: Patate
Cabernet Deneuve - Should I Care (2:46)
Album: Zucchini; Label: s-r
OBMJ - Pagode Russo (2:27)
Album: O Baile Continua vol. II; Label: Scubidu
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Perception (1:28)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - The End (3:03)
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
November 14, 2013

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