1/23/2014 Rocket Ship Ska Trip


1/23 in a nutshell…

We mashed it in the Ooh, discovering Roland Alphonso’s “Full Dread” 45 with the Skatalites (or, as the record’s label would have it, the “Ska-Ta-Lites”) along the way. When “Mr. Hops” drove us into Sherwood’s Planet, Mr. Funn responded with Ferrante & Teicher gone disco, into Emerson Lake & Palmer. And only in Sherwood’s universe does Stan Kenton collide with YMCK and Giorgio Moroder (a.k.a. “The Beepers”)! But now let’s get to the Home Stretch… the funniest “Lollipop” we’ve played since, I dunno, the Aural Exciters… was by Quebecer Jacques Desrosiers. He’s also the first French-Canadian whose “Lollipop” (here titled “C’est Toi Mon Cibole”) we’ve aired since La Famille Staunton. “Phoenix City” was occupied by Prince Buster this week, and he chased out a certain “Ringo” on his version… we’re pretty sure it wasn’t Ms. Shiina or Mr. Starr! But speaking of the latter, his old band The Beatles got the All-Ska treatment for the last hour, starting with… 3 by The Skeatles! Ringo Ska followed up, as did ARTS, Ernest Ranglin, The Skatalites, Skapontas, …oh, and let’s not forget Giuliano Palma & the Bluebeaters. It was pure Skeatlemania and then some! It’s on the archives for the next 2(+?) weeks, so enjoy… ‘til next time, tune in and stay tuned!

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Owen Gray - Mash It! Pts. 1 & 2 (4:09)
Album: v.a. Jamaican R&B 3cd box set; Label: Trojan
Byron Lee & the Dragonaires - Dumplins (ft. Keith & Ken) (2:34)
Album: Dance The Ska; Label: BMN
The Blues Busters - Soon You'll Be Gone (2:46)
Album: 45; Label: Kentone
Bob Marley & the Wailers - Mr. Talkative (2:01)
Album: Best of...; Label: Studio 1
Don Drummond & his Evergreens - Jet Stream (2:55)
Album: 45; Label: Rolando & Powie
The Skatalites - Ska in the Vienna Woods (2:38)
Album: v.a. Strictly for You; Label: Studio 1
Granville Williams Orchestra - Honky Tonk Ska (2:52)
Album: 45; Label: GWO
Desmond Dekker - King of Ska (2:40)
Album: Rudy Got Soul anthology; Label: Trojan
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 60Hz. Ska (2:43)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Derrick & Naomi - I Wish I Were an Apple (2:30)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
Stranger & Patsy - Hold Me (2:11)
Album: 45; Label: Kentone
Lee Perry - Hand to Hand (2:25)
Album: Chicken Scratch (cd reissue); Label: Heartbeat/Studio 1
Jackie Opel - Mildred (3:03)
Album: Best of...; Label: Studio 1
The Maytals & the Skatalites - One Look (2:41)
Album: 45; Label: Kentone
Roland Alphonso & the Ska-ta-lites - Full Dread (2:48)
Album: 45; Label: Rolando & Powie
Prince Buster All Stars - Driving West (3:00)
Album: 45; Label: Wildbells
Derrick Morgan - Leave Earth (2:31)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
The Cavaliers - I Man (2:42)
Album: 45; Label: Randy's
The Sharks/Federal Studio Orchestra - You Made Me Warm (2:28)
Album: 45; Label: Kentone
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Flying Frog Foo (4:44)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Colonel Elliott & the Lunatics - Guns of the Martian Giants (3:51)
Album: Interstellar Reggae Drive (incl. on Vulcans' "Star Trek" cd reissue); Label: Trojan
The Skatalites - Guns of Navarone (3:12)
Album: v.a. Rough & Tough - The Story of Ska; Label: Trojan
Jah Malla - Bad Moon Rising (3:29)
Album: s-t; Label: Atco/Modern
Prince Buster - To Be Loved (3:08)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
The Renegades - Mr. Hops (2:40)
Album: 45; Label: Merritone
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet (3:01)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Toshiba/EMI
Ferrante & Teicher - Sabre Dance (4:03)
Album: Classical Disco; Label: UA
Emerson Lake & Palmer - Tank (4:03)
Album: Works; Label: Atlantic
Perfume - Counter Attraction (3:27)
Album: (dvd) fan service - bitter ; Label: Tokuma
The Ventures - Ginza Lights (2:05)
Album: Pops in Japan; Label: Disky
Astro Age Steel Orchestra - Love in Gas Music (5:27)
Album: Happy Living - Gas Music from Earth; Label: Sony
Sam "The Man" Taylor - It's a Lonesome Old Town (3:20)
Album: Mist of the Orient; Label: MGM
Jackie Davis - In a Little Spanish Town (2:31)
Album: Hammond Gone Cha-Cha; Label: Capitol
David Carroll - Chinatown My Chinatown (1:42)
Album: Re-Percussion; Label: Mercury
Tokyo Jihen - Uten Kekkou (live) (2:46)
Album: Ultra-C dvd; Label: EMI Japan
Masaru Satoh - Godzilla vs. Anguiras (2:25)
Album: v.a. Best of Godzilla 1954-75; Label: GNP/Crescendo
Toru Arima - Azuma Hakkei (2:53)
Album: T. Arima's Japanese Melody; Label: Teichiku
Capsule - Oyasumi (3:50)
Album: Plastic Girl single; Label: contemode/Yamaha
Les Baxter - (end title) Man with the X-Ray Eyes (3:06)
Album: (movie) The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (3:06); Label: MGM
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Jungles of the Galaxy (6:19)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Walter Wanderley - Minha Saudade (2:44)
Album: Boss of the Bossa Nova; Label: Verve/Motor Music
Silvetti - A Smile at Dawn (4:37)
Album: spring rain; Label: Salsoul
Stan Kenton - Cha-Cha Sombrero (4:45)
Album: v.a. Ultra Lounge - Mucho Gusto; Label: Capitol
Tokyo Girls Style (well, YMCK actually!) - Onnaji Kimochi - YMCK Remix (instrumental) (4:13)
Album: Rock You! Onnaji Kimoji -YMCK Remix-; Label: Avex
The Beepers (Giorgio Moroder) - Love Is You (3:23)
Album: (Moroder & v.a.) On the Groove Train vol. 2 - 1974-1985; Label: Repertoire
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu - Invader Invader (4:19)
Album: cd single; Label: Warner Japan
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime (3:08)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Jacques Desrosiers - C'est Toi Mon Cibole (2:02)
Album: 45; Label: Teledisc
Prince Buster - Phoenix City (3:22)
Album: Wanted by the Police - The Outlaw; Label: Blue Beat
Azie Lawrence - Pempelem (2:20)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Lily Allen (with The Specials) - Gangsters (live at Glastonbury '07 (2:31)
Album: 45; Label: 2Hyphy
Regatta 69 - Virtual Brain Boy (3:58)
Album: Prime Time; Label: Moon Ska
Mr. Review - Tarzan of the '80s (3:31)
Album: Walking down Brentford Road; Label: Unicorn
The Skeatles - Eleanor Rigby (2:21)
Album: Upload of live perf. 5/1/10 @ Il Mondo del Silo, Groningen, NL; Label: YouTube
The Skeatles - It Won't Be Long (2:03)
Album: Upload of live perf. 5/1/10 @ Il Mondo del Silo, Groningen, NL; Label: YouTube
The Skeatles - You Can't Do That (2:45)
Album: Upload of live perf. 5/1/10 @ Il Mondo del Silo, Groningen, NL; Label: YouTube
Ringo Ska - I Will (2:59)
Album: Betolzkahitoparat; Label: Pork Pie
Ringo Ska - I'm Only Sleeping (2:49)
Album: Betolzkahitoparat; Label: Pork Pie
Ringo Ska - The Night Before (2:28)
Album: Betolzkahitoparat; Label: Pork Pie
ARTS (Authentic Rocksteady Traditional Ska) - Day Tripper (2:53)
Album: Discover the Ska!; Label: Geneon
ARTS (Authentic Rocksteady Traditional Ska) - Hello Goodbye (2:53)
Album: v.a. Skankin' Beatles (Blue); Label: Geneon
The Brass Circus - Strawberry Fields Forever (4:09)
Album: v.a. Skankin' Beatles (Blue); Label: Geneon
Ernest Ranglin - You Won't See Me (4:16)
Album: a Mod a Mod; Label: K&K
The Skatalites - I Should Have Known Better (4:04)
Album: Foundation Ska; Label: Heartbeat/Studio 1
Giuliano Palma & the Bluebeaters - With a Little Help from my Friends (2:40) (Recorded live at Italia Wave Love Festival, July 16 to 19, 2009 - Livorno, Italy) (cd was given away free inside (Italian) XL Magazine, Oct. '09 issue)
Album: v.a. Woodstock 1969-2009 Reinterpretato Dalle Migliori Band Italiane; Label: [Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso S.p.A.]
Skapontas - I Want to Hold Your Hand (3:52)
Album: One Shot Trip; Label: Victor Japan
(non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - The End (3:03)
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
January 23, 2014

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