2/20/2014 Rocket Ship Ska Trip

 

2/20 in a nutshell…

It’s “Ska-Re-Mi” as the Ooh salutes Ernest Ranglin to kick off the show, with a 4-song set that culminates in Horace Forbes (backed by Ernie and crew) singing “Gentle On My Mind.” Skatalites sequel the Soul Bros. version Wings of a Dove into “On the Town,” and we take back-to-back “Sea Cruises” with Jackie Edwards and original singer Frankie Ford. Prince Buster turns in a fine, funky 1972 take of “Al Capone,” and Otis Gayle will “Be Around.” When we say hello to Sherwood’s world (and welcome to it, by the way) we paradoxically enough hear Serani Poji bidding a Sweet Strawberry goodbye, Modern Jazz Quartet welcoming a visitor apiece from Mars and Venus, and we have a pair of jazzy, laid-back tunes by the often hypercaffienated Macdonald Duck Eclair. Later, Philly legends MFSB lay on the “TLC.” Want "Actual Proof?" Herbie Hancock’s got it! We also hear from Capsule, Fred Katz and Artie Shaw before it’s Home Stretch time. Once there, Tamara Saric delivers the Lilihip, er, Lollipop, it’s The Sideburns with “Exodus” (part one, btw) and in the 5@5:05, Japan Takes Ska into Space… which, after all, is where it’s lived ever since Tommy McCook named a certain band The Skatalites. Tune in, and stay tuned!

 

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Ernest Ranglin & the Federal House Band - Do Re Mi (3:04)
Album: 45; Label: Kentone blank
Ernest Ranglin Selected Group - Free Form (2:38)
Album: 45; Label: Kentone
Ernest Ranglin Selected Group - Skavoulvia (2:57)
Album: 45; Label: Kentone
Horace Forbes & Ernest Ranglin - Gentle on my Mind (2:59)
Album: 45; Label: Turn Table
Tommy McCook & the Supersonics - Bending the Tree (2:37)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Soul Bros. - On the Town ("Wings of a Dove" riddim) (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Doctor Bird
The Skatalites - Full Dread (2:48)
Album: 45; Label: Rolando & Powie
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 60Hz. Ska (2:43)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Jackie Edwards - Sea Cruise (2:22)
Album: 45; Label: Fontana
Frankie Ford - Sea Cruise (2:54)
Album: 45; Label: Goldisc
Stranger & Patsy - When I Realize (2:20)
Album: 45; Label: Buster/Voice of the People
Prince Buster - Al Capone (1972 ska/funk) (5:11)
Album: 45; Label: Music Service
Raymond Harper - Africa's Blood (2:28)
Album: 45; Label: Prince Buster
Roland Alphonso - Forest Flower (3:13)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
Otis Gayle - I'll Be Around (3:43)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
The Carnations - Mighty Man (2:17)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Basil Gabbidon - Dig the Dig (2:19)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 5 Fingers of Ska (4:01)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
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
Soul Bros. - Soul Serenade (3:21)
Album: 45; Label: Rio
Cynthia Richards - If You're Ready Come Go with Me (2:36)
Album: v.a. Reggae Sisters 3cd box set; Label: Trojan
Jenny Taylor - Come Lay some Lovin' on Me (3:21)
Album: v.a. Club Reggae 3cd box set; Label: Trojan
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet (3:01)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Serani Poji - Goodbye my Sweet Strawberry (4:41)
Album: .; Label: Wavemaster
Serani Poji - Gentle Whisper/My Love, Marshmallow (5:35)
Album: .; Label: Wavemaster
Modern Jazz Quartet - Visitor from Venus (5:40)
Album: Space; Label: Apple
Modern Jazz Quartet - Visitor from Mars (7:18)
Album: Space; Label: Apple
Macdonald Duck Eclair - Ni Le Jazz, Ni Le Kir (3:38)
Album: Short Short; Label: Usagi-Chang
Macdonald Duck Eclair - Amoreux Solitaires (3:38)
Album: Short Short; Label: Usagi-Chang
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - It's One Of Ours (?
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mutant Frogs - Lunar Lily Pad (3:27)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
MFSB - TLC (3:40)
Album: Universal Love; Label: Philadelphia International
Capsule - Swing54321 (3:55)
Album: phony phonic; Label: contemode
Capsule - Retro Memory (3:20)
Album: S.F. Sound Furniture; Label: contemode
Herbie Hancock - Actual Proof (9:40)
Album: Thrust; Label: Columbia
Fred Katz - Mate'Ka (6:35)
Album: Folk Songs for Far-Out Folk; Label: WB/Reboot
Artie Shaw - Stop n' Go Mambo
Album: More Final Sessions; Label: MMJ
Tokyo Jihen - Tadanaranu Kankei ("And the Beat Goes On") (3:02)
Album: Shinya Waku; Label: Toshiba/EMI
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - This Just In (1:25)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - The Great UFO Crash of '47 (3:22)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime (3:08)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Tamara Saric - Moj Lilihip (1:53)
Album: 4tk 7"ep; Label: PGP
The Sideburns - Exodus (4:09)
Album: Exodus; Label: Olive Disk
Ska Cubano - Big Bamboo (2:59)
Album: ¡Ay Caramba!; Label: cumbancha
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Hungry Beast (4:01)
Album: Walkin'; Label: Avex
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - (Just Like) Starting Over (live) (4:55)
Album: Discover Japan Tour; Label: Avex
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Pro-Pleasure Gas (Capt. 2much Freetime's Ska Mutation) (3:15)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Riddimates - Galaxy Is In Oneself (4:50)
Album: Too Much Blowing is Just Right; Label: Ska in the World
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Ginga to Meiro ("Galaxy and Maze") (4:10)
Album: High Numbers; Label: cutting edge
the little elephant - Marvelous Trip to the Planets (6:04)
Album: second fruits; Label: RD
Blue Beat Players - Space Summer
Album: Torrid Rock; Label: Second City
Cool Wise Men - Watching You from the Moon (5:38)
Album: Faith; Label: Galactic
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Penguin on Vacation (4:41)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Deal's Gone Bad - Things are Gonna Get Better (3:32)
Album: The Ramblers; Label: Megalith/Jump Up
Deal's Gone Bad - City City (3:49)
Album: The Ramblers; Label: Megalith/Jump Up
Stingers ATX - Let's Be in Love (3:37)
Album: All in a Day; Label: Jump Up
Stingers ATX - AM Rut (3:14)
Album: All in a Day; Label: Jump Up
Little Tempo - Twilight Dandy (?:
Album: Taiyou no Hanoyome; Label: P-Vine
(non-Froggie bumper) Little Tempo - (excerpt) Shake It Up Baby (?
Album: Super Tempo; Label: Speedstar International
(non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - The End (3:03)
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
February 20, 2014

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