1/16/2014 Rocket Ship Ska Trip



The “Ooh” Crew dug up an old ska beatmix we’d made sometime back, involving records by everybody from Tracey Dey (“Ska Doo-De-Yah” plus the German cover by Ria Bartok), Don Drummond ("Smiling"),  Bobby Jay, Baba Brooks with Sammy Ismay, and more. The mix was something like 25mn. long, very fun, and something we decided we need to make more of! So we’re going to be periodically peppering future RSST playlists with the occasional prerecorded extended mix set. Sherwood dropped some goodies we haven’t heard from him in a while, by the likes of Piero Umiliani, Özel Turkbas, Michele Legrand, Linda Scott and others, including one Benny Joy. Forward into the Home Stretch and we have a "Lollipop" by Errika & Margarita Brogier, done in mixed English/Greek. In the GotchaSKAvered, Phoenix City this week found itself being played live at the Teatro Armenio in Buenos Aires by an orbiting Skatalites.Cover fever didn’t stop there: the 5@5:05 included “Won’t Back Down,” “Foolish Little Girl,” “Paint It Black,” “You’ll Never Walk Alone” and “Show Me the Way” gone Ska-wise. Later on, “Swan Lake” got (Judge) Dread-ified into “Skin Lake.” To hear what else the RSST Crew got up to, tune in… and stay tuned!

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Tracey Dey - Ska Doo-De-Yah (2:36)
Album: 45; Label: Amy
Ria Bartok - Zu Schade Dafür (2:32)
Album: "Neu!" 45; Label: Columbia
Don Drummond - Smiling (3:06)
Album: (Skatalites) Ska Boo-Da-Ba; Label: Top Deck
Raymond Harper & the Melody Makers - Safari (3:06)
Album: 45; Label: Doctor Bird
Mango Jones & his Orchestra - Coffee Street Ska (2:01)
Album: Explosive New Dance Rhythm! - The SKA; Label: Vee Jay
Bobby Jay & the Hawks - Tea for Two (2:28)
Album: Everybody's Doing It vol. 2 - The SKA; Label: WB
Sammy Ismay/Baba Brooks Band - Cocktails for Two (2:53)
Album: v.a. King Size Ska; Label: Trojan
The Beazers a.k.a. Chris Farlowe & the Thunderbirds - The Blue Beat (2:25)
Album: 45; Label: Decca
Lester Lanin - West Indies Ska (2:20)
Album: Dancing at the Discotheque; Label: Philips
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 60Hz. Ska (2:43)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Lee Perry - Solid as a Rock (2:40)
Album: Chicken Scratch; Label: Heartbeat/Studio 1
Dawn Penn - Are You There (2:31)
Album: 45; Label: Prince Buster
Lord Brynner - Teach the Ska (3:57)
Album: (Skatalites & friends) Ska Authentic; Label: Studio 1
Shirley & the Rude Boys - Gently Set Free (2:46)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Tommy McCook - Ska Jam (2:45)
Album: 45; Label: Caltone
The Muskyteers (aka The Silvertones) - Kiddy-O (2:58)
Album: (Upsetters & v.a.) The Upsetter; Label: Trojan
The Clarendonians - The Jerk (2:41)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
Baba Brooks Band - Alcatraz (2:53)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Prince Buster - Seven Duppy (3:09)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Rita Marley - One More Chance (2:21)
Album: v.a. Wailers & friends; Label: Heartbeat/Studio 1
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - The Astro 'Gator (3:35)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Joanne Dennis - Don't Cry Over Me (2:16)
Album: v.a. Wailers & friends; Label: Heartbeat/Studio 1
Jackie Mittoo - Wives and Lovers (3:01)
Album: v.a. Ska au-Go-Go; Label: Studio 1
The Melodians - It Comes and Goes (2:35)
Album: 45; Label: FAB
Rico - Oh Carolina (4:04)
Album: 45; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
The Specials - Sea Cruise (prob. ft. Rico) (3:08)
Album: BBC Sessions; Label: EMI/BBC
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet (3:01)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Caro Emerald - A Night Like This (3:48)
Album: Deleted Scenes from the Cutting Room Floor; Label: Grand Mono
Caravan Palace - Star Scat (3:50)
Album: s-t; Label: Wagram
Hugo Montenegro - Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (3:07)
Album: Rocket Man; Label: RCA
Zeuxis & the Painted Grapes - Blissd Out (dubble dipped mix) (4:13)
Album: v.a. in there - mutant pop hybrids; Label: Pi
Özel Turkbas - Organ Improvisation
Album: Dance into your Sultan's Heart; Label: El-Ay
Piero Umiliani - Caravan (5:56)
Album: Musica Elettronicavol. Uno; Label: Easy Tempo
Arthur Lyman - Claire de Lune (4:57)
Album: Ilikai; Label: Hifi/Life
Benny Joy - Little Red Book (1:58)
Album: 45; Label: Antler
Al Hirt - Perky (2:10)
Album: 45; Label: RCA
Linda Scott - Bermuda (2:13)
Album: 45; Label: Canadian-American
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Ocean Moon (4:59)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Tokyo Happy Coats - Tea-A-Wanna Whistle (2:09)
Album: 45; Label: King (US)
The Satellite Singers - Little City in Space (2:14)
Album: A Child's Introduction to Outer Space; Label: Golden
Koda Kumi - Butterfly (4:16)
Album: Butterfly; Label: Rhythm Zone
Michel Legrand - Di Gue Ding Ding (2:46)
Album: archi-cordes; Label: Philips
Charlie - Hawaii Cha-Cha (2:35)
Album: 45; Label: King (Japan)
Art of Noise - Eye of a Needle (4:23)
Album: In Visible Silence; Label: China/Chrysalis
Señor Coconut - Smoke on the Water (4:48)
Album: El Baile Aleman; Label: Emperor Norton
Shiina Ringo - Suberidai (3:58)
Album: Koufukuron single; Label: Toshiba/EMI
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (excerpt) Cassini at Titan (5:20)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime (3:08)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Errika & Margarita Brogier - My Boy Lollipop (1:55)
Album: Ta Koritsia tis Epohis; Label: Minas/EMI
The Skatalites - Phoenix City (3:56)
Album: In Orbit vol. 1 (live@Teatro Armenio, Buenos Aires, Argentina); Label: Grover
Go Jimmy Go - Fishbowl Eyes (3:21)
Album: the girl with the fishbowl eyes; Label: Moon Room
Go Jimmy Go - 'Till You Get There (3:15)
Album: the girl with the fishbowl eyes; Label: Moon Room
Monkey - Satellite of Love (4:02)
Album: Astro EP 2000; Label: Deluxe
Blue Beat Players - Black Rose (Straight Ahead) (4:33)
Album: Tokyo Money; Label: Second City/Phalanx
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (excerpt) One for Freetime (1:15)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Reel Big Fish - Won't Back Down (3:07)
Album: Fame, Fortune & Fornication; Label: Rock Ridge
Dionne Bromfield - Foolish Little Girl (2:24)
Album: Introducing...; Label: Island/Lioness
Phoenix City All Stars - Paint It Black (2:50)
Album: Skatisfaction; Label: Hotshot & Scorcher
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - You'll Never Walk Alone (4:00)
Album: Paradise Blue; Label: Avex
Giuliano Palma & the Bluebeaters - Show Me the Way (4:27)
Album: Boogaloo; Label: V2/Universal
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Ska Bump (3:31)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Prizefighters - Lost at Sea (3:20)
Album: Round 1 - Ska 45; Label: Prizefighter Sound System
Judge Dread - Skin Lake (3:33)
Album: Dread White & Blue; Label: Anagram
The Selecter - Doors Ever Open (4:23)
Album: String Theory; Label: Vocaphone
The Skeletones - Do It Right (4:16)
Album: Bump; Label: Rivercidal
Melbourne Ska Orchestra - Lygon Street Meltdown (4:22)
Album: s-t; Label: four | four
The English Beat - Hands Off... She's Mine (extended) (4:34)
Album: 12"; Label: Go Feet
Miyuki Hatakeyama with Asa-Chang & Blue Hats - Kimi Koishi (live, Fuji Rock Festival 6/15/07) (3:55)
Album: pv; Label: Avex
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Big Bad Rhino (3:15)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - The End (3:03)
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
January 16, 2014

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