2/13/2014 Rocket Ship Ska Trip


2/13 in a nutshell…

This week’s “Ooh” goes out to Angie and The Nighthawk in a continuation of their V-Day “Love Stinks” shenanigans. Classic ska titles like Delroy Wilson’s “Tear Us Apart,” Rita Marley’s “You Lied,” Ken Boothe’s “You’re No Good” and Mamie Perry’s “Lament” are the tips of the iceberg, we’re sure you’ll agree. We even chucked in a good ol’ silly love song just for kicks… but not the one by Sir Paul! Next, drown your troubles in the doubles (and even a pair of triples) poured by Sherwood in the Voovie Doo, in orbit around his Planet. You’ll be carried away to the tropics of your imagination by Arthur Lyman, David Rose, The Islanders and more… and about those triples: you can overdose yourself on George Russell’s “Chromatic Universe,” parts 1, 2, and 3… and then cross the Yello “Swing” bridge over to the Mort Garson hat-trick! Garson himself performs “Symphony for a Spider Plant,” followed up byTerry Gibbs vibing his way through Garson’s hit “Our Day Will Come,” and finishing up with a live-in-concert Shiina Ringo (had to work her into this mix somehow), singing with Tokyo Jihen in what we call the “N… H… K…?” version of Garson’s “Dynamite.” The Home Stretch gave us Lulu (or should we say “Our Girl Lulupop?”) singing… oh, you know what she sang! “Exodus,” the movie theme and the GotchaSKAvered Ska Cover-of-the-Month selection for February, was done up by Jazz Jamaica from their Double Barrel release, and five more non-2Tone-affiliated UK artists made up the 5@5:05. Perfect excuse for us to dredge up The Dualers’ winter-weather advisory “Jack Frost” again… we love that thing around here, especially when we know the degrees are about to drop like flies into stupid-below-zero territory… and we’ve been pounded by a lot of that this winter! So will “Jack Frost” get played again next week? Tune in, and stay tuned.

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Delroy Wilson - Tear Us Apart (2:35)
Album: 45; Label: Coxsone
Rita Marley - You Lied (2:09)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
Soul Bros. - Soul Serenade (3:21)
Album: 45; Label: Rio
Count Suckle & the Rudies - Please Don't Go (2:56)
Album: 45; Label: Q
Prince Buster - How Can I Tell Them (2:55)
Album: Ska Lip Soul; Label: Blue Beat
Phyllis Dillon - Thing of the Past (2:37)
Album: 45; Label: Trojan
Ken Boothe - You're No Good (2:19)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
The Blues Busters - Soon You'll Be Gone (2:45)
Album: 45; Label: Kentone
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 60Hz. Ska (2:43)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Jennifer Lara - Impossible (2:47)
Album: Studio One Presents...; Label: Studio 1
Mamie Perry - Lament (1:59)
Album: 45; Label: Pioneer
The Pioneers - Give Up (2:46)
Album: 45; Label: Caltone
Dawn Penn - Long Day Short Night (3:45)
Album: 45; Label: Prince Buster
Justin Hinds & the Dominoes - Rub Up and Push Up (2:45)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Lord Tanamo - I Am Holding On (2:13)
Album: 45; Label: Island
Byron Lee & the Dragonaires - I Won't Let You Go (2:13)
Album: Dance The Ska; Label: BMN
The Blues Busters - I Don't Know (1:54)
Album: 45; Label: Kentone
Jack Sparrow (an early stage-name of Leonard Dillon) - Beggars Have No Choice (2:28)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
Chuck Jaques & the Supersonics - Now That You're Gone (2:11)
Album: 45; Label: Caltone
Shenley Duffus - He's Coming Down (2:21)
Album: 45; Label: Black Swan
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 5 Fingers of Ska (4:01)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Basil Gabbidon - Dig the Dig (2:19)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Jimmy Sinclair//Tommy McCook & the Supersonics - Crazy Beat (2:42)
Album: 45; Label: Star
Joe White & Chuck - Anytime (2:24)
Album: 45; Label: Tip Top
Cynthia Richards - If You are Ready, Come Go with Me (2:36)
Album: v.a. Reggae Sisters 3cd box set; Label: Trojan
Val Bennett - City Demonstration (3:05)
Album: 45; Label: Trojan
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet (3:01)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Arthur Lyman - Quiet Village (3:39)
Album: Bahia; Label: Hifirecord
Arthur Lyman - Shells (3:20)
Album: Ilikai; Label: hifi/Life
David Rose - Captain's Paradise (1:50)
Album: 45; Label: MGM
David Rose - A Night in Trinidad (2:44)
Album: 45; Label: MGM
The Islanders - Tornado (1:58)
Album: 45; Label: Mayflower
The Islanders - Blue Rain (2:05)
Album: 45; Label: Mayflower
Keith Williams & his Orchestra - Compulsion (2:56)
Album: 45; Label: Edison International
Keith Williams & his Orchestra - The Wild One (2:17)
Album: 45; Label: Edison International
Pete Rugolo - Richard Diamond's Blues (2:53)
Album: 45; Label: Mercury
Pete Rugolo - Teen Age Rock (2:12)
Album: 45; Label: Mercury
Frank Comstock - Out of This World (3:52)
Album: Music from Outer Space; Label: WB
Frank Comstock - Stella by Starlight (2:38)
Album: Music from Outer Space; Label: WB
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Lymedison (4:30)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
George Russell & his Orchestra - Chromatic Universe (Part 1) (3:33)
Album: Jazz in the Space Age; Label: Decca/Chessmates
George Russell & his Orchestra - Chromatic Universe (Part 2) (3:47)
Album: Jazz in the Space Age; Label: Decca/Chessmates
George Russell & his Orchestra - Chromatic Universe (Part 3) (4:55)
Album: Jazz in the Space Age; Label: Decca/Chessmates
Yello - Swing (3:36)
Album: 1980-1985 - The Nre Mix in One Go; Label: Vertigo/Mercury
Mort Garson - Synphony for a Spider Plant (2:36)
Album: Plantasia; Label: Homewood
Terry Gibbs - Our Day will Come (2:12)
Album: El Latino!; Label: Royal Roost
Tokyo Jihen - Dynamite (live)
Album: Just Can't Help It dvd; Label: Universal
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Pro-Pleasure Gas (Don Cachéine's Disco Kicks) (3:46)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Oriental Magnetic Yellow (OMY) - Beyond the Muscle (3:41)
Album: Sonic Skate Surveyor; Label: Troubador
Perfume - 23:30 (5:13)
Album: One Room Disco single; Label: Tokuma
(non-Froggie bumper) Capsule - (excerpt) Space Station #9 (?:
Album: Nexus 2060; Label: contemode
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime (3:08)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Lulu - My Boy Lollipop (3:00)
Album: 45; Label: Jive/Zomba
Jazz Jamaica - Exodus (4:08)
Album: Double Barrel; Label: Hannibal
Jah Malla - Bad Moon Rising (3:29)
Album: s-t; Label: Atco/Modern
Perfume - Kareshi Boshu Chuu (4:42)
Album: cd single; Label: Momiji
Phoenix City All Stars - Satisfaction (3:09)
Album: Skatisfaction; Label: Hotshot & Scorcher
Goldmaster All Stars - Colt 45 (3:31)
Album: Colt 45; Label: s-r
The Beazers (a.k.a. Chris Farlowe & the Thunderbirds) - The Blue Beat (2:25)
Album: 45; Label: Decca
The Cosmics - Trad Ska (2:46)
Album: online; Label: s-r/myspace
The Dualers - Jack Frost (3:14)
Album: Get Festive vol. 1; Label: Galley
Mutant Frogs - Ska of the East (3:51)
Album: v.a. Echo Chamber - Around the World in Dub vols. 3 & 4; Label: Dan Dada
Jazz Jamaica All Stars - Ball of Fire (7:50)
Album: Massive; Label: Dune
Roland Alphonso - From Russia with Love (4:17)
Album: something special:ska hot shots; Label: Heartbeat/Studio 1
Giuliano Palma & the Bluebeaters - Be Young Be Foolish Be Happy (3:45)
Album: Boogaloo; Label: V2/Universal
A Million Bamboo - Brother (5:28)
Album: PV; Label: M.O.P.
Rotterdam Ska-Jazz Foundation - Shameless (4:35)
Album: Motiv Loco; Label: Megalith
Freddie Notes & the Rudies - Babylon (2:45)
Album: 45; Label: Grape
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (excerpt) Penguin on Vacation (?
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - The End (3:03)
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
February 13, 2014

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