2/27/2014 Rocket Ship Ska Trip


2/27 in a nutshell…

Lotsa ska and rocksteady oldies made their “Ooh” debut this week. Including tunes by Desmond Tucker (not Dekker), King Rocky (not Sporty), Andy & Lloydie (not Andy & Joey) plus… a second Studio 1 take of Lord Creator’s “Evening News” (actually, for all I know, it might’ve been the first Studio 1 take!) Anyhoo, we compared the endings of the two on-air… listen for the completely different piano splashes that end each take… ‘nuff said! Sherwood got about five songs into his set when it hit him that all five were on RCA Victor, including two by Henry Mancini from Breakfast at Tiffany’s… so he ran with the ball and devoted a fair chunk of his air this week to an extended all-RCA set that included Dick Schory, the Three Suns, the Sauter/Finegan Orchestra and Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band, among others. The Home Stretch put February, and the Lollipop-of-the-Week, to bed with something we just recently found… Yvonne Prenosilova’s “Lollipop” (“Mne Se Libi Bob”), but not the nearly-halved just-over-a-minute vidclip edit we’ve played before, but the full 1:57 song as Bob intended. Then The Sideburns follow up last week’s “Exodus” with an Exo-Dub, and there’s a 5@5:05 from across the Atlantic… Spain, to be exact, and wait’ll you hear Barcelona’s Sybarites skank their way through “Lady Marmalade” …morphing it into “Oye Como Va” before they finish! Before the show wraps up, we hear Runa Miyoshida put her Ska Flavor touch on John Denver’s “Country Roads” (which song you also heard during Sherwood’s Planet, played by the Kyary Pamyu Pamyu-produced Zaki) and another Spanish outfit, Dr. Calypso, play ska with Patrick Hernandez’s old disco tune “Born to Be Alive.” Next week, the first Ska Trip of March… which means calendar-album time again on Sherwood’s Planet! That, plus lotsa ska and more, when you tune in… and stay tuned!


Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship Ska Trip (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Colonel Elliott & the Lunatics - Guns of the Martian Giants (3:51)
Album: (Vulcans anthology) Star Trek; Label: Trojan
The Skatalites - Guns of Navarone (3:12)
Album: v.a. Rough & Tough - The Story of Ska 1962-1966; Label: Trojan
The Emotions with Lyn Taitt & his Comets - Gypsy (2:28)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
Desmond Tucker - Press On (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: JDI
Zoot Simms/Peter Austin/The Wailers - Rude Boy Prayer (3:20)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1 blank
King Rocky - What Is Katty (1:52)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
Winston Richards - Lo-Ki (2:34)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
Freddie Notes & the Rudies - Montego Bay (2:22)
Album: 45; Label: Trojan
Ben Levy - I'll Make You Glad (2:38)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 60Hz. Ska
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Gaylads - Message to My Girl (2:35)
Album: 45; Label: Island
The Sensations - Juvenile Delinquent (2:34)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Eric "Monty" Morris/Byron Lee & the Dragonaires - Beautiful Garden (3:01)
Album: 45; Label: Kentone
Andy & Lloydie - Magic Is Love (2:38)
Album: 45; Label: King Edwards
Joe Higgs - Cool Fool (3:01)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
Lord Creator a.k.a. Kentrick Patrick - Evening News (album take... slightly different from 45!) (2:22)
Album: v.a. Jamaica All Stars; Label: Studio 1
Ben Levy - Keep Smiling (2:36)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
Roland Alphonso - Lee Harvey Jnr. (3:37)
Album: 45; Label: C and N
Delroy Wilson - You're the Beat (2:44)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
Roland Alphonso - Drums of Fueman Tru (2:53)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1 blank
Don Drummond - A Way From It All (3:08)
Album: 45; Label: Randy's
Joe Higgs - Neighbor Neighbor (3:06)
Album: 45; Label: Coxsone
Claire Raine - I Want You (2:15)
Album: 45; Label: Jolly
Beresford Rickets - The Blue Beats - I've Been Walking (2:48)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet (3:01)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Henry Mancini - Loose Caboose (3:08)
Album: sdtk. Breakfast at Tiffany's; Label: RCA
Henry Mancini - The Big Heist (2:07)
Album: sdtk. Breakfast at Tiffany's; Label: RCA
Al Romero Quintet - Mr Pogo (3:11)
Album: 45; Label: RCA
Dick Schory - Bijou
Album: Supercussion; Label: RCA
Desi Arnaz - Carnival in Rio (
Album: Babalu (anthology); Label: RCA
Rosemary Clooney/Perez Przdo - In a Little Spanish Town (
Album: A Touch of Tabasco; Label: RCA
The 3 Suns - Tequila (2:16)
Album: fever & smoke; Label: RCA
Hugo Montenegro - Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (3:07)
Album: Rocket Man; Label: RCA
Sauter/Finegan Orchestra - Chant of the Weed (5:03)
Album: Under Analysis; Label: RCA
Tito Puente - Lullaby of the Leaves (2:29)
Album: The Best of...; Label: RCA
Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band - You Got Somethin'/Betcha the Love Bug Bitcha (5:38)
Album: s-t; Label: RCA
Senor Coconut - Moscow Discow (4:49)
Album: Around the World; Label: essay/Nacional
The Jaztronauts - Eep Opp Ork Ah--Ah (2:58)
Album: Swank; Label: Jaztrotone
Senor Coconut - White Horse (4:33)
Album: Around the World; Label: essay/Nacional
Tokyo Jihen - Karada (3:55)
Album: Variety; Label: Toshiba/EMI
Mutant Frogs - Jungles of the Galaxy (6:18)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Perfume - Linear Motor Girl (4:03)
Album: Complete Best; Label: Tokuma
Zaki - (Take Me Home) Country Roads (3:17)
Album: v.a. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu no Ghibli Set; Label: Universal
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Ocean Moon (5;01)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime (3:08)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Yvonne Prenosilova - Mne Se Libi Bob (1:57)
Album: Pop Galerie; Label: Supraphon
The Sideburns - Exodus (Dub) (4:33)
Album: Exodus; Label: Olive Disk
Jazz Jamaica All Stars - Footprints (8:52)
Album: Massive; Label: Dune
Lord Creator a.k.a. Kentrick Patrick - Molly (3:27)
Album: 45; Label: Port-O-Jam
Sybarites - (medley) Lady Marmalade/Oye Como Va (3:24)
Album: artist's upload; Label: soundcloud
The Pepper Pots - My Little Girl (2:58)
Album: Swingin' Sixties; Label: Brixton
Begona Bang Matu & the Shake It Ups - Have Fun (2:20)
Album: Have Fun; Label: Brixton
The Oldians - She (4:15)
Album: Old Secrets; Label: Liquidator/Redstar 73
The Transilvanians - Beautiful Garden (2:20)
Album: Vampire Lover; Label: El Ejecutor/Zombie Jamboree
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Flying Frog Foo (4:41)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Orobians - A Mi Manera (3:20)
Album: Jamaica-Italia Connection; Label: Gridalo Forte
The Orobians - Exotica (3:15)
Album: Jamaica-Italia Connection; Label: Gridalo Forte
Runa Miyoshida - We Are (from "One Piece") (3:54)
Album: Ska Flavor loves Anison; Label: @Lounge
Runa Miyoshida - (Take Me Home) Country Roads (4:11)
Album: Ska Flavor loves Ghibli Songs; Label: @Lounge
Bonnie Pink with The Miceteeth - Don't Get Me Wrong (3:32)
Album: 45; Label: Duck Soup
Dr. Calypso - Born to Be Alive (3:20)
Album: Barbarossaplatz; Label: Grover
Kingston Rudieska - Purple Dog Square (4:37)
Album: cd single; Label: Rudie System
Melbourne Ska Orchestra - The Best Things in Life are Free (2:52)
Album: s-t; Label: four | four
(non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - The End (3:03)
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
February 27, 2014

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