11/21/2013 Rocket Ship Ska Trip

 

(11/21/13)

So, back in 1970, The Upsetters decide to hide one of their choice covers, Blood Sweat & Tears’ “Spinning Wheel”, from the global intellectual property mafia of the time, such as it was, by re-titling their version “Land of Kinks” …so what else do they do but put the thing out on a freakin’ label called “Spinning Wheel”!!! That’s called moxie, skassengers. That tune and more, including two by coming-to-towners The English Beat (Cabooze, Sun. 12/1) in this week’s “Ooh”. Next order of business: Sherwood’s heroine (and ours) Shiina Ringo marks the 15th year of her professional career this year, and hits big 3-5 herself on 11/25, as Mr. Funn announces over “Happy Birthday Ska” as done up by Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra. We get Shiina Ringo with Saito Neko, Shiina Ringo solo, Shiina Ringo with Tokyo Jihen, and something we’ve been hoping for a long time would come to pass… Shiina Ringo/Yasutaka Nakata (Mr. Capsule, Mr. Perfume, etc.) …and their new collab “Netsuai Hakkakuchu” closes out Sherwood’s Planet this week. We ain’t quite through with the Ringonalia just yet, though… you also get Ringrolled in the Home Stretch by the aforementioned Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra with SR out front doing “Mayonaka wa Junketsu” …but not before you’ve (hopefully) sung along to the 8-bit “Lollipop” (“Lollichip?”) arranged karaoke-style (meaning no melody; you sing that part) by one Remi Vicious. Given the full-tilt Shiina fever Sherwood’s Planet was in the grips of, it seemed natural to trot out another all-Japanese 5@5:05 (though coming as it did hot on the heels of the Ringroll, we’ll excuse you for thinking of it as a 5(+1)@5:05! Later on, we had two cuts from little-known (in the States, anyway) Selecter albums Cruel Britannia and Real to Reel, and we land the Ship right next to the Morning Blend timeslot with hometown heroes The Prizefighters, double-billing with the Black Market Brass (somebody other than the 'Fighters got the gig… ) at the Nomad Sat. 11/30. Next week: Ringonalia Pt. 2, so tune in… and stay tuned!

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
The Soul Bros. - Thunderball (3:14)
Album: 45; Label: Coxsone
The Blues Blasters - Marjie (3:10)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
The Blues Busters - I Don't Know (1:54)
Album: Behold! The Anthology; Label: Trojan
Prince Buster - How Can I Tell Them (2:55)
Album: Ska Lip Soul; Label: Blue Beat
Delroy & Paulette - When I First Heard (The Ska) (2:35)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 60Hz. Ska (2:43)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Lord Tanamo - I Am Holding On (2:13)
Album: 45; Label: Island
Clive & Naomi w/ Baba Brooks Band - You Are Mine (1:59)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Eric Morris & Frank Cosmo - Pack Up Your Troubles (2:14)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
The Jamaicans - Cool Night (2:52)
Album: 45; Label: Doctor Bird
Delroy Wilson - Ananias (2:31)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
The Mighty Vikings - Get On the Right Side (2:43)
Album: 45; Label: WIRL
The Dynamics - The Burner (2:06)
Album: 45; Label: Punch
Lloyd Charmers - Dollars and Bonds (2:40)
Album: 45; Label: Bullet
(Hugh Hendricks &) The Upsetters - Land of Kinks (or as we call it up north, "Spinning Wheel") (2:45)
Album: 45 (also on Trojan 35th Anniversary 3cd box set); Label: Spinning Wheel (also Trojan)
Bruce Ruffin - (I Am a) True Believer (ft. Tyrone Evans) (2:45)
Album: the best of Bruce Ruffin 1967-1971 - 'Rain' (also on Trojan Reggae Duets box set; credited to "Tyrone & Bruce"); Label: fontana (also Trojan)
Prince Buster All Stars - A Trip to Mars (3:12)
Album: 45; Label: Prince Buster/Voice of the People
Ken Boothe - Danger Zone (2:41)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Transkalactic (2:33)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Dawn Penn - Long Day Short Night (3:45)
Album: 45; Label: Prince Buster
The Delkins - Isabell (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Stampede
The English Beat - Ranking Full Stop (Peel session) (3:01)
Album: The Complete Beat 5cd box; Label: Go Feet/SHOUT Factory
The English Beat - Monkey Murders (Peel session) (3:12)
Album: The Complete Beat 5cd box; Label: Go Feet/SHOUT Factory
Millie Small - Poor Little Willie (3:15)
Album: Time Will Tell anthology; Label: Trojan
The Techniques - I Love You (2:28)
Album: Little Did You Know; Label: Treasure Isle
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet (3:01)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mutant Frogs - Ocean Moon (5:01)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Cal Tjader/Stan Getz Sextet - Ginza Samba (10:57)
Album: s-t; Label: Fantasy
Cal Tjader/Stan Getz Sextet - I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face (3:56)
Album: s-t; Label: Fantasy
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Happy Birthday (1:53)
Album: Stompin' on Down Beat Alley; Label: cutting edge
Shiina Ringo/Saito Neko - Hatsukoi Shoujo (4:01)
Album: Heisei Fuzoku; Label: Toshiba/EMI
Shiina Ringo/Saito Neko - La Salle de Bain (single ver.) (4:07)
Album: cd single; Label: Toshiba/EMI
Shiina Ringo/Saito Neko - La Salle de Bain (album ver.) (4:23)
Album: Heisei Fuzoku; Label: Toshiba/EMI
Jun Togawa - Casablanca Moon (3:21)
Album: 20th (ep); Label: God Mountain/Daiki Sound
Jun Togawa - Suki Suki Daisuki (3:30)
Album: Suki Suki Daisuki; Label: Alfa
Guernica - Ginrin wa Utau (3:09)
Album: Kaizou Eno Yakudou; Label: ¥ - E - N (as the label logo is stylized)
Shiina Ringo - Kareha (Autumn Leaves) (6:31)
Album: Utaite Miyouri (A Singer's Luck); Label: Toshiba/EMI
Begoña Bang Matu - Autumn Leaves (3:38)
Album: Magia Negra; Label: Liquidator
Tokyo Jihen - Shuraba (4:4)?
Album: cd single; Label: Toshiba/EMI
Lionel Hampton - Hamp's Mambo (3:08)
Album: Hamp's Big Band; Label: Audio Fidelity
Shiina Ringo - Ryuukou (ft. Mummy D, raps) (4:16)
Album: Sanmon Gossip; Label: Toshiba/EMI
Caravan Palace - Star Scat (3:50)
Album: s-t; Label: Wagram
Shiina Ringo/Yasutaka Nakata - Netsuai Hakkakuchu (3:34)
Album: PV for SR's upcoming "Ukina" album; Label: Toshiba/EMI
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime (3:08)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Remi Vicious - My Boy Lollipop (3:00)
Album: Ska in 8-Bit; Label: s-r
the little elephant - Spider (4:15)
Album: second fruits; Label: RD
The Rising Tones - Jun Hana (3:43)
Album: Rise You Up!; Label: Delphonic
Jah Malla - Bad Moon Rising (3:29)
Album: s-t; Label: Atco/Modern
Shiina Ringo - Mayonaka wa Junketsu (ft. Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra) (4:16)
Album: cd single; Label: Toshiba/EMI
ARTS - Poryu Ska Paule (2:15)
Album: Discover the Ska!; Label: Geneon
Cool Wise Men - Natsu no Koi (5:24)
Album: Bad Ska; Label: Phalanx
King Lion - Castle on the Cliff (2:30)
Album: Wakie Wakie; Label: Tone Catz
The Ska Flames - Ska Films (3:27)
Album: v.a. Downbeat Ruler vol. 2; Label: Sunshot
The Japonicans - Where Do You Go (2:21)
Album: 45; Label: Toytone
Jimi Hendrix - Crosstown Traffic (Bost and Bim remix) (2:33)
Album: 45; Label: Pirates
Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter (Bost and Bim remix) (3:17)
Album: 45; Label: Pirates
The Selecter - Cruel Britannia (4:17)
Album: Cruel Britannia; Label: Madfish
The Selecter - Shock to the System (3:43)
Album: Real to Reel; Label: Captain Mod
The Robustos - My Heart and Soul (3:35)
Album: the new authentic; Label: Beatville
The Skatalites - One-Armed Bandit (3:42)
Album: On the Right Track; Label: AIM Roots Explorer Series
The Prizefighters - Intro ( :49)
Album: Follow My Sound; Label: Prizefighter Sound System
The Prizefighters - Outside My Window (3:20)
Album: Follow My Sound; Label: Prizefighter Sound System
(non-Froggie bumper) The Prizefighters - (excerpt) Brujeria (2:30)
Album: Follow My Sound; Label: Prizefighter Sound System
(non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - The End (3:03)
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
November 21, 2013

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