1/9/2014 Rocket Ship Ska Trip


1/9 in a nutshell…

OK, so our minds blanked on the Hepcat again, so we’re just gonna let it go already. Time to move on! A 10” 78 from Soweto actually got the “Ooh” going this week, that being “Eddie’s Ska” by the Soweto Stokvel Septette. By the time Sherwood’s was in view, we’d plowed through some Skatalites, Jimmy Cliff, Ken Boothe & Stranger Cole, and all the way from the beaches of California… Annette! Byron Lee, whose “Jamaica Ska” Annette covered, checked in with “Dumplins” and Bob Marley and Prince Buster turned up in the mix. Sherwood played stretchers from new cool collective and Victor Feldman, after opening the Voovie Doo with Shorty Rogers and making two cd players lock up by attempting to feed them Echo’s “Night and Day” …hey, same thing happened to Cozy ‘n’ the Cap’n on “Driving West”… Moving on, Mr. Funn padded his time out with the help of Drain, m-flo, Capsule, Henry Mancini and Cedar Walton. Oh, and Perfume’s hypnotic “23:30” as well. “Cool Benny” Velarde wobble-cha’d us over to the Home Stretch where the no-repeat “Lollipop”-ing continued with Akatz, from Akatz A-Go-Go. A brass band called Les Miserables GotchaSKAvered “Phoenix City” this week, the Froggies 5@5:05’d, the Cap'n took another vocally-percussive whack at Perfume's "Clockwork" and all was smooooooth sailing up to “The End” and the transition to the merry band of coffeemakers brewing up the Morning Blend. But we’ll be back… tune in and stay tuned!

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Soweto Stokvel Septette - Eddie's Ska (2:18)
Album: 78; Label: Stokvel
The Skatalites - Christine Keeler (3:09)
Album: Ska Authentic vol. 1; Label: Studio 1
The Riff - Primitive Man (2:59)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Soul Bros. - From Russia with Love (4:02)
Album: .; Label: Studio 1
Soul Bros. - James Bond (2:55)
Album: .; Label: Studio 1
Jimmy Cliff - Miss Jamaica (2:20)
Album: 45; Label: Beverley's
Jimmy Cliff - Miss Universe (2:34)
Album: 45; Label: Beverley's
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 60Hz. Ska (2:43)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Ken Boothe & Stranger Cole - Artiebella (as spelled on 45 label!) (2:34)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
Don Drummond - Man in the Street (3:12)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
Baba Brooks - Joe Snow Cone (2:54)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Annette Funicello - Jamaica Ska (2:15)
Album: Annette at Bikini Beach; Label: Buena Vista
The Fleetwoods - Ska Light Ska Bright (2:25)
Album: 45; Label: Dolton
The Zodiacs - Slow Slow Ska (2:30)
Album: 45; Label: Discovery
Tracey Dey - Ska Doo-Dee-Yah (2:40)
Album: 45; Label: Amy
Rita Hovink - De Blue Blue Beat (1:56)
Album: 45; Label: CNR/Moonglow
Byron Lee & the Dragonaires - Dumplins (2:34)
Album: Dance The Ska; Label: BMN
Slim Smith - The New Boss (2:33)
Album: Born to Love; Label: Studio 1
Buster's All Stars - Driving West (oops_ player glitched!) (2:31)
Album: 45; Label: Buster Wild Bells
Bob Andy - Crime Don't Pay (2:20)
Album: Bob Andy's Song Book; Label: Studio 1
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Big Bad Rhino (3:16)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Bob Marley & the Wailers - Mr. Talkative (2:01)
Album: The Best of Bob Marley & the Wailers; Label: Studio 1
Robert Marley - Judge Not (2:23)
Album: 45; Label: Beverley's
The Skatalites - Ska in the Vienna Woods (2:38)
Album: v.a. Strictly for You ; Label: Studio 1
Lester Sterling Group - Out of Nowhere (2:47)
Album: v.a. Jump Jamaica Way; Label: Studio 1
Prince Buster - It's Burke's Law (2:33)
Album: FAB Greatest Hits; Label: FAB/Sequel
Ferdie Nelson - Ska Down Jamaica Way (2:50)
Album: v.a. Ska Down Jamaica Way; Label: Top Deck
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet (3:01)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Shorty Rogers - Mambo del Crow (3:05)
Album: Short Stops; Label: RCA/Bluebird
echo - Night and Day (oops_ glitched!) (2:??)
Album: s-t; Label: New Line
Victor Feldman - Suite Sixteen (8:45)
Album: Suite Sixteen; Label: OJC/Contemporary
Godley & Creme - Foreign Accents (4:35)
Album: L; Label: Polydor
new cool collective - Flootie (7:09)
Album: Big; Label: RNDiscs
Tokyo Jihen - Konya wa Karasawagi (3:39)
Album: Color Bars; Label: Toshiba/EMI
Serani Poji - Sugar Boo (3:25)
Album: Merry-Go-Round Jailhouse; Label: Wave Master
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Ocean Moon (4:59)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Drain - The Nitrous Shuffle (3:41)
Album: Offspeed and In There; Label: Trance Syndicate
m-flo - Cosmic Night Run (ft. Nomiya Maki & Crazy Ken Band) (4:07)
Album: Astromantic; Label: Rhythm Zone
Capsule - Udagawa Friday (ft. copter4016882) (4:16)
Album: Cutie Cinema Replay; Label: contemode
Henry Mancini - Señor Peter Gunn (2:38)
Album: The Latin Sound of...; Label: RCA
Cedar Walton - N.P.S. (5:08)
Album: Soundscapes; Label: Columbia
Perfume - 23:30 (5:13)
Album: "One Room Disco" single; Label: Tokuma
Qypthone - Awakening (3:13)
Album: Montuno #5; Label: Shibuyahot
Cool Benny (Velarde) - Wobble-Cha (2:56)
Album: 45; Label: Virgo
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Ska Bump (3:31)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime (3:08)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Akatz - Txiko Lollipop (2:13)
Album: (cd-ep) Akatz a-Go-Go ; Label: Rudo
Cool Wise Men - Lion Dance (4:36)
Album: Faith; Label: Galactic
Pannonia Allstars Ska Orchestra - Game of Thrones theme (4:21)
Album: online single; Label: soundcloud.com
Determinations - Ska Champion (3:51)
Album: Ska Champion; Label: Olive Disk
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Flying Frog Foo (4:42)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mutant Frogs - Cozy's Groove (2:33)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mutant Frogs - Perception (3:09)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mutant Frogs - Ska of the East (3:53)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mutant Frogs - Greenhenge (2:52)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - The Rough Bark (3:23)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mutant Frogs - 5 Fingers of Ska (4:01)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Sly & Robbie/Unitzz - Paradise Baby (4:51)
Album: (S&R/Unitzz/v.a.) J-Paradise; Label: Phase One
The Selecter - Shock to the System (3:43)
Album: Real to Reel; Label: Captain Mod
Perfume - Clockwork (4:27)
Album: Level 3; Label: Universal J
ARTS (Authentic Rocksteady Traditional Ska) - Peter Gunn (3:56)
Album: Discover the Ska!; Label: Geneon
MFSB (that's "Mr. Fly Ska Band") - Sleeping Cat (4:58)
Album: Musical Store Room; Label: Wheat Machine
The Skeletones - Ravers (4:44)
Album: Bump; Label: Rivercidal
Fast Food Orchestra - (most of) Virus (4:25)
Album: Mangrooves; Label: s-r/37 Surfers
(non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - The End (3:03)
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
January 9, 2014

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