12/26/2013 Rocket Ship Ska Trip


12/26 in a nutshell…

Gotta cut straight to the Home Stretch highlights this week… a Lollipop by Kyoko Koizumi that we’re given to understand Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra had a big hand in… and that wraps up a whole year’s worth of no-repeat Lollipops that date back to before Millie Small… Barbie Gaye’s 1956 original, to be exact! And speaking of stretching, The 5@5:05 expanded to consume the whole rest of the hour, excepting of course The End. The theme was… 2013 Ska Roundup (tho’ we did get in one cut from 2010’s Moodsteady by Tsuyoshi Kawakami & his Moodmakers. The rest was 2013 releases by everybody from The Slackers to The Dualers to TC locals The Prizefighters and Umbrella Bed. We also blasted 2-in-a-row from The Selecter’s sparkling String Theory, which this dj scored at the band’s wonderful Cedar show a few months back. Australia was well-represented by big band the Melbourne Ska Orchestra and the smaller-scale, but equally energetic Cat Empire, and the aforementioned Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra got in “Aranjuez Con Tu Amor* from their live appearance at the 2013 420 Fest in Guadalajara, Mexico. “The Season” was honored by Inspecter 7 (“Old Man Winter”) and Begoña Bang Matu(“Smiles in December”), and on Sherwood’s Planet by Billy May (“Snowfall Cha-Cha”) and Original Love, whose “Winter’s Tale” started out life as a Sapporo Beer ad jingle back in ’92. Pete Rugolo (whose Dec. 25th birthday guarantees him Christmastime airplay in Sherwood’s universe!) also turned up with “Our Waltz” from An Adventure in Sound.The “Ooh” crew missed a good bet… being as the show this week happened on Boxing Day, it would have been fun to hear one of Prince Buster’s “Big Fight” 45s. The onetime boxer himself (and longtime friend of The Greatest) did get airplay, though… “Ain’t That Saying a Lot” appears on the Prince’s “Ten Commandments” reissue. By this time next week, the New Year will have begun, and that means we’ll play some Hepcat. Tune in, and stay tuned!

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Roland Alphonso - Sai Pan (3:32)
Album: 45; Label: Merritone
Prince Buster - Ain't That Saying a Lot
Album: ...Sings His Hit Song "Ten Commandments"; Label: RCA
The Blues Blasters - Marjie (3:10)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
The Blues Busters - Soon You'll Be Gone (2:45)
Album: v.a. Jamaica Ska ; Label: Atlantic
Tracey Dey - Ska Do Dee Yah (2:43)
Album: 45; Label: Amy
Eric "Monty" Morris & Frank Cosmo - Pack Up Your Troubles (2:14)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Mango Jones & his Orchestra - Coffee Street Ska (2:01)
Album: Explosive New Dance Rhythm - The SKA; Label: Vee Jay
Rita Hovink - De Blue Blue Beat (1:56)
Album: 45; Label: CNR/Moonglow
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 60Hz. Ska (2:43)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Zodiacs - Slow Slow Ska (2:30)
Album: 45; Label: Discovery
Roland Alphonso - If I Were a Bell (2:29)
Album: 45; Label: DDarling
The Locomotive - Rudi's in Love (3:06)
Album: 45; Label: Parlophone
The Skatalites - Ska in the Vienna Woods (2:40)
Album: v.a. Strictly for You; Label: Studio 1
Lord Tanamo - You Never Know (2:54)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
Derrick Morgan - You Never Know (2:17)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
The Maytals - I Know (2:15)
Album: The Sensational...; Label: BMN
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 5 Fingers of Ska (4:01)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Sugar & Dandy - Let's Ska (2:24)
Album: 45; Label: Carnival
Bob Andy - Crime Don't Pay (2:20)
Album: Bob Andy's Song Book; Label: Studio 1
Lloyd Charmers & the Hippy Boys - Soul of England (2:30)
Album: House in Session; Label: Pama
Lord Creator a.k.a. Kentrick Patrick - King and Queen (2:56)
Album: 45; Label: Randy's
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Cozy's Groove (2:33)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Dawn Penn - Long Day Short Night (3:46)
Album: 45; Label: Prince Buster
Stranger & Patsy - Gee (but not THAT "Gee") (2:31)
Album: 45; Label: Dutchess
West Side Symphony Steel Orchestra - Jamaica Ska (2:55)
Album: v.a. Tiger Goes Calypso; Label: 3sso
Jeff Bowen - Day-O (2:41)
Album: 45; Label: Mercury
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet (3:01)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Tokyo Jihen - Shuraba (single ver.) (4:12)
Album: cd single; Label: Toshiba/EMI
Señor Coconut - Kiss (3:52)
Album: Around the World; Label: essay/Nacional
Ken Nordine - Quark (2:18)
Album: a transparent mask; Label: Asphodel
Billy May & his orchestra - Snowfall Cha-Cha (2:25)
Album: v.a. Mambo Santa Mambo; Label: Rhino
Original Love - Winter's Tale (5:10)
Album: early complete; Label: EMI Japan
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (glitchy excerpt) Pro-Pleasure Gas (2:30??)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Ocean Moon (5:01)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Jaztronauts - Theme from Spider-Man (7:20)
Album: Swank; Label: Jaztrotone
deb - Amazing Day (4:18)
Album: Parallel Moons; Label: M-Net
George Russell & his orchestra - The Lydiot (10:04)
Album: Jazz in the Space Age; Label: Decca/Chessmates
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Cassini at Titan (10:32)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Herbie Hancock - Rain Dance (9:16)
Album: Sextant; Label: Columbia
Pete Rugolo - Our Waltz (6:55)
Album: An Adventure in Sound; Label: Mercury
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (excerpt) Calamari Galaxy (1:25)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime (3:08)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Kyoko Koizumi - Atashi no Lollipop (2:07)
Album: Koizumix Production Special; Label: Victor Japan
Inspecter 7 - Old Man Winter (3:08)
Album: Escapes & Illusions; Label: Little Dickman (I kid you not!)
Begoña Bang Matu & Orquesta Kingston - Smiles in December (4:11)
Album: Magia Negra; Label: Liquidator
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
Bonnie Pink/The Miceteeth - Don't Get Me Wrong (3:32)
Album: 45; Label: Duck Soup Prod.
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (glitched excerpt) Transkalactic (1:29)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
*The Slackers - My Bed is a Boat (2:30)
Album: My Bed is a Boat e.p.; Label: Whatevski
*The Dualers - Running Around with your Head in the Clouds (3:26)
Album: cd single; Label: Code 7/Sunbeat
Melbourne Ska Orchestra - Lygon St. Meltdown (4:22)
Album: s-t; Label: Four | Four
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Aranjuez Con Tu Amor (4:08)
Album: live@420 Fest 4/20/13 Guadalajara, Mexico; Label: upload to You Tube
Phoenix City All Stars - Paint It Black (2:50)
Album: Skatisfaction; Label: Hotshot & Scorcher
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Ska of the East (3:51)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Kinky Coo Coo's - Hunch Beat (3:03)
Album: Sweet, Fun & Ready; Label: Liquidator
Cubetone - Easy Going (3:01)
Album: Ones in town; Label: Ska in the World
Tsuyoshi Kawakami & his Moodmakers - Yardbird Suite (3:40)
Album: moodsteady; Label: Avex
Phoenix City All Stars - Play with Fire (4:01)
Album: Skatisfaction; Label: Hotshot & Scorcher
The Prizefighters - Lost at Sea (3:20)
Album: 45 from "Musical Knockout in 3 Rounds" series; Label: Prizefighter Sound System
The Selecter - Doors Ever Open (4:23)
Album: String Theory; Label: Vocaphone
The Selecter - The Avengers Theme (2:37)
Album: String Theory; Label: Vocaphone
The Cat Empire - Still Young (4:14)
Album: Steal the Light; Label: Two Shoes/fontana
(non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - The End (3:03)
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
December 26, 2013

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