1/2/2014 Rocket Ship Ska Trip


1/2 (post New Years’) in a nutshell…

OMG, we forgot to play HEPCAT!!! Oh, well, at least Echo Chamber remembered, when it was actually New Years’ Day. To quote from Hep’s Scientific song “Country Time” (got nuthin’ to do with lemonade, btw)… “It was after midnight had come, that the New Year had begun... " so, if you’re playing along at home, and Hepcat’s holiday classic isn’t on your record shelf, it is on You Tube. Check it out. Crikey, we were even thinking of opening the show with it, too! Oh, well, next week… during Eastern Orthodox Christmas, I believe. Here’s what we didn’t forget: to continue airing our no-repeat collection of “Lollipops” until we run clean out! This week, we had the feisty then-13-year-old Norwegian Jannicke Abrahamsen from her Jannicke 2 release on Busk, from 1991. Running concurrently with the Lollie, GotchaSKAvered has risen the “Ska Cover-of-the-Month Club” from the ashes, appropriately re-inaugurating the feature with “Phoenix City” for all of January. Original moonstomping skins Symarip played the tune this week. Now, has Japanese techno uberproducer Yasutaka Nakata been bit by the ska bug? Perfume’s Nakata-produced “Clockwork” from Level 3 was augmented live on-air by our very own Captain’s vocal percussions, albeit very subtly, blending in with Nakata’s prominently offbeat keyboard (or laptop?) upstrokes, so as to make Mr. Freetime’s chikitups barely audible in the mix. So, you be the judge. Anyway, “Clockwork” completed a revision of the set of “sorta-ska-from-outside-the-scene” we did a few short weeks ago. We had stragglers that weren’t on last week’s Ska 2013 Roundup, a winter-weather advisory from The Dualers (you know the one), and during Sherwood’s Planet a delightfully wacky Kyary Pamyu Pamyu-produced (not Nakata as we’d speculated on-air) instrumental cover of “Take Me Home Country Roads” (yes, John Denver’s!), from an entire album of Kyary-produced (and Ghibli-tied) instrumentals! Who knew? (not us!) A Hal Blaine/Emil Richards “January” mix also made Sherwoood’s, as did Jacqueline Hyde & the Moonfolk and, of course, we had an “Ooh” in the first 1hr:20mn. So Happy New Year from the RSST on KFAI. Keep on tuning in, and staying tuned, and we’ll ya up overnight where the skaffeine flows freely. Later!

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
(non-Froggie bumper) The Upsetters - A Live Injection (3:14)
Album: 45; Label: Upsetter
The Skatalites - Old Broadway (3:01)
Album: 45; Label: Prince Buster
The Wailers - Jumbie Jamborree (3:32)
Album: 45; Label: Island
Val Bennett - City Demonstration (2:11)
Album: v.a. Clancy Eccles presents his Reggae Revue; Label: Heartbeat
Selwyn Baptiste - Mo' Bay (3:06)
Album: 45; Label: Black Swan
Justin Hinds & the Dominoes - Rub Up Push Up (2:45)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Cedric Im Brooks & the Divine Light - Carry Go Bring Come (2:41)
Album: From Mento to Reggae to Third World Music; Label: 17 N. Parade/VP
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 60Hz. Ska (2:43)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Laurel Aitken - Jericho (1:54)
Album: 45; Label: Rio
Ken Boothe - Give Me Back My Heart (2:37)
Album: Mr. Rock Steady; Label: Studio 1
Rita Marley - Pied Piper (2:12)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
The Soulettes - La La Lover (2:14)
Album: 45; Label: Coxsone
Raymond Harper - Safari (3:06)
Album: 45; Label: Doctor Bird
The Mighty Vikings - Running Water (2:43)
Album: 45; Label: Wincox
Mamie Perry - Lament (1:59)
Album: 45; Label: Pioneer
Spanishtown Ska Beats - Stop That Train (2:14)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Lord Creator a.k.a. Kentrick Patrick - Evening News (2:22)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
Buster's Group - Baby Face Nelson (2:30)
Album: 45; Label: Buster Wild Bells
Lee Perry - Wishes of the Wicked (2:44)
Album: 45; Label: Worldisc
Derrick Morgan - Soft Hand (2:36)
Album: 45; Label: Island
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Ska of the East (3:51)
Album: v.a. Echo Chamber - Around the World in Dub vols. 3 & 4; Label: Dan Dada
Owen Gray/King Stitt - On the Beacj (2:50)
Album: Dance Hall '63; Label: Studio 1
The Paragons/U-Roy - On the Beach (2:37)
Album: (U-Roy & v.a.) Version Galore; Label: Trojan
The Skatalites - Ringo's Theme (ballad) (3:00)
Album: v.a. Foundation Ska; Label: Heartbeat/Studio 1
The Skatalites - Ringo's Theme (ska) (3:46)
Album: v.a. Foundation Ska; Label: Heartbeat/Studio 1
Roy Richards - Double Trouble (2:56)
Album: 45; Label: Island
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet (3:01)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Ocean Moon (5:01)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Hal Blaine - Freaky (January) (2:23)
Album: Psychedelic Percussion; Label: Dunhill/Harkit
Emil Richards - Garnet (January) (2:23)
Album: Stones; Label: Uni
Rosemary Clooney/Frank Comstock orchestra - Mangos (2:35)
Album: 45; Label: RCA
Shiina Ringo/Saito Neko Orchestra - Papaya Mango (3:05)
Album: Heisei Fuzoku; Label: Toshiba/EMI
(Francis) Bay Big Band - Mangos (2:53)
Album: ...'s Latin Beat; Label: Omega
Don Catelli All Stars - In the Still of the Night (2:29)
Album: Potent Percussion; Label: Directional Sound
John Evans & his orchestra - As Time Goes By (3:44)
Album: Percussive Sound of the Big Band ; Label: Directional Sound
Jacqueline Hyde & the Moonfolk - Runaway (1:31)
Album: v.a. Nashville Sputnick; Label: Omni
Jack Blanchard Group - Gemini (1:44)
Album: v.a. Nashville Sputnick; Label: Omni
echo - Night and Day (4:35) (after I kicked it out of a glitchy, lock-y Deck 2 and up into 1)
Album: s-t; Label: New Line
Perrey & Kingsley - Winchester Cathedral (2:14)
Album: The Essential...; Label: Vanguard
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Big Bad Rhino (3:21)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Matt Wilson's Arts & Crafts - Aluminum Baby (6:30)
Album: Wake Up! (To What's Happening); Label: Palmetto
Art Mineo - Mile-a-Minute Monorail (1:21)
Album: Man In Space with Sounds; Label: Subliminal Sounds
Modern Jazz Quartet - Walkin' Stomp (4:46)
Album: Plastic Dreams; Label: Atlantic
MFSB - TLC (3:40)
Album: Universal Love; Label: Philadelphia International
The Beepers - Love Is You (3:22)
Album: (Giorgio Moroder) On the Groove Train vol. 2 1974-1985; Label: Repertoire
Zaki/Kyary Pamyu Pamyu - Take Me Home Country Roads (3:17)
Album: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu no Ghibli Set; Label: Universal
Peppertones - Galaxy Tourist (ft. Yeongene) (2:52)
Album: New Standard; Label: Cavare
Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band - Call Me (3:46)
Album: ...Goes to Washington; Label: Elektra
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - MF Bumps (2:23)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime (3:08)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Jannicke Abrahamsen - My Boy Lollipop (1:49)
Album: Jannicke 2; Label: Busk
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Transkalactic (2:34)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Symarip - Phoenix City (3:40)
Album: Skinhead Moonstomp; Label: Trojan
The Dualers - Jack Frost (3:14)
Album: Get Festive vol. 1; Label: Galley
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - You'll Never Walk Alone (4:00)
Album: Paradise Blue; Label: Avex
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Green Hill (3:57)
Album: Saraba Tomoyo single; Label: cutting edge
Oriental Magnetic Yellow (OMY) - Maruhi Plays (2:50)
Album: XO Breeds; Label: Pony Canyon
Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO) - Multiplies (2:56)
Album: x oo Multiplies; Label: Restless/A&M
Captain Funk - Kung Fu Ska (6:26)
Album: Bustin' Loose; Label: Sublime
Brooklyn Funk Essentials - Ska Ka-Bop (4:51)
Album: Inthe Buzzbag; Label: Shanachie
Perfume - Kareshi Boshuu Chuu (4:42)
Album: cd single; Label: Bee-Hive
Perfume - Clockwork (4:28)
Album: Level 3; Label: Universal J
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Pro-Pleasure Gas (Capt. 2much Freetime's Ska Mutation) (3:15)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Fishbone - Unyielding Conditioning (4:45)
Album: Give a Monkey a Brain and He'll Swear He's the Center of the Universe; Label: Columbia
Show-Ska - Paranoia Love (4:28)
Album: The Magic Gang; Label: Three-"A"
The Prizefighters - Night Breeze (3:38)
Album: "Round 2 - Rocksteady" 45; Label: Prizefighter Sound System
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Senkou ("Flash") ft. 10-Feet (6:38)
Album: cd-ep; Label: cutting edge/Justa
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (excerpt) Vibe Steady (2:57)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - The End (3:03)
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
January 2, 2014

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