3/20/2014 Rocket Ship Ska Trip


3/20 in a nutshell…

It was Big Name Time in the Ooh this week, and our set was peppered with plenty of the usual suspects… Lee Perry, Desmond Dekker, Bob Marley, Millie Small, and many more made the scene, some backed up by The Skatalites or some variant thereof (probably the post-Knibb/Brevett Soul Bros. propelling late-ska/early-rocksteady groovers like The Renegades’ “Mr. Hops”… ), and we didn’t leave out Byron Lee and his uptown crew of “Jamaica Ska”-ing Dragonaires. Stay tuned for Sherwood’s Planet, where Mr. B. Funn brought you Emil Richards’ calendar-album track for March, from hisStones lp (not a Mick/Keef tribute, btw), rescued a glitched YMCK cut something like 8 songs after the fact (last year’s “Turn Left, Turn Right,” which tracked flawlessy up in Deck 1), and double-shotted Victor Feldman and the cosmic Lonnie Liston Smith. GotchaSKAvered, as usual, got the Home Stretch rolling with Accurate-label jazz trombonist Josh Roseman’s take on Don Drummond’s “Confucious.” Italian ska bands made up the 5(+1)@5:05, including 3mende, Ska-J and both of Giuliano Palma’s bands, Casino Royale and The Bluebeaters. And Arpioni got into the set twice! As I type this up, the Perfume/Tokyo Ska collab gig at NHK Hall has already happened, and if I ever find tracks from it streaming anywhere (please, a recording of this DOES exist, right?) I’ll give ‘em a spin… tune in and stay tuned.

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Lee Perry & the Soulettes - Solid as a Rock (2:40)
Album: Chicken Scratch anthology; Label: Heartbeat/Studio 1
Desmond Dekker - King of Ska (2:42)
Album: Rudy Got Soul anthology; Label: Trojan/Beverley's
Bob Marley & the Wailers - Donna (2:53)
Album: The Birth of a Legend anthology; Label: Epic/Calla/Studio 1
Millie Small - Poor Little Willie (3:15)
Album: Time Will Tell anthology; Label: Trojan
Otis Gayle - I'll Be Around (3:43)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
Ska Champions - Yesterday's Dream (2:26)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Perception (3:09)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Winston Samuels - Come What May (2:50)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
Prince Buster - Everybody Ska (2:51)
Album: 45; Label: Stateside
Byron Lee & the Dragonaires - Jamaica Ska (2:27)
Album: 45; Label: Kentone
Mango Jones & his Orchestra - Coffee Street Ska (2:01)
Album: Explosive New Dance Rhythm! The SKA; Label: Vee Jay
The Renegades - Mr. Hops (2:40)
Album: 45; Label: Merritone
Jeff Bowen - Day-O (2:41)
Album: 45; Label: Mercury
The Skatalites - Ball of Fire (3:06)
Album: v.a. Strictly for You; Label: Studio 1
The Gaylads - Gal and Boy (2:27)
Album: 45; Label: C and N
The Clarendonians - Sho Be Do Be (2:59)
Album: The Best of...; Label: Studio 1
Henry Buckley - Beware of All Those Rude Boys (2:14)
Album: 45; Label: Merritone
Jackie Opel - King Liger (2:31)
Album: The Best of...; Label: Studio 1
Baba Brooks - Melody Jamboree (3:08)
Album: 45; Label: Black Swan
The Muskyteers (The Silvertones) - Kiddy-O (3:00)
Album: v.a. The Upsetter; Label: Trojan
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 60Hz. Ska (2:43)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 5 Fingers of Ska (4:01)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Sugar & Dandy - Time and Tide (2:25)
Album: 45; Label: Carnival
(Slim Smith as) Dakota All Stars - Only Soul Can Tell (2:38)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Trenton Spence & his Group - People Will Say We're in Love (3:00)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Soul Bros. - Jericho Chain (2:53)
Album: 45; Label: Prince Buster
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet (3:01)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Emil Richards - Bloodstone (March) (2:18)
Album: Stones; Label: Uni
Modern Jazz Quartet - ('bout half of) Walkin' Stomp (it glitched) (2:38) (oops... glitched!)
Album: Plastic Dreams; Label: Atlantic
Buddy Morrow & his Orchestra - Hey Mr. Bones (2:13)
Album: Dancing Tonight to Morrow; Label: RCA
Art Farmer & Jim Hall - Big Blues (7:20)
Album: Big Blues; Label: CTI
Tipsy - See the Beauty, Touch the Magic (3:04)
Album: Buzzz; Label: ipecac
Serani Poji - Mune-Aki (5:11)
Album: one-room survival; Label: Crown/Tokuma
YMCK - (excerpt) Turn Left, Turn Right (it glitched)(1:32)
Album: Family Days; Label: Not
Sammy Kaye - Talk to the Animals (2:30)
Album: 45; Label: Decca
Joe Loco Quintet - By The Light of the Silvery Moon (2:13)
Album: Cha Cha Cha; Label: Fantasy
Salsoul Strings - Yours (5:06)
Album: How Deep is Your Love; Label: Salsoul
Victor Feldman - Love Me with All Your Heart (2:32)
Album: Love Me with All Your Heart; Label: Vee Jay
Victor Feldman - Valerie (2:33)
Album: Love Me with All Your Heart ; Label: Vee Jay
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Ocean Moon (5:01)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Shiina Ringo & Saito Neko - Oiran (5:10)
Album: Heisei Fuzoku; Label: Toshiba/EMI
YMCK - Turn Left, Turn Right (3:43)
Album: Family Days; Label: Crown/Tokuma
Lonnie Liston Smith - Astral Traveling (5:29)
Album: Astral Traveling; Label: bluebird
Lonnie Liston Smith - Let Us Go Into the House of the Lord (6:18)
Album: Astral Traveling; Label: bluebird
Mutant Frogs - Lymedison (4:30)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Marc 4 - Flauti Ensemble (2:43)
Album: v.a. L'Aperitivo Italiano; Label: La Douce
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - That was Now, This is Then (4:04)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime (3:08)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Josh Roseman - Confucious (5:28)
Album: New Constellations; Label: Accurate
Ska-j - Minnie the Moocher (4:21)
Album: Venice goes ska; Label: s-r
Kid Creole & the Coconuts - Gina Gina (3:51)
Album: Fresh Fruit in Foreign Places; Label: Sire
The Specials - Rude Boys Outa Jail (Peel session) (2:52)
Album: BBC Sessions; Label: EMI/BBC
THe Specials - Rude Boys Outa Jail (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Greenhenge (2:54)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Ska-j - Sophisticated Lady (3:24)
Album: Venice goes ska; Label: s-r
Tremende - Il Re (Specials medley) (3:44)
Album: Non ti Fermare; Label: Gridalo Forte
Arpioni - Una Notte come Tante (5:17)
Album: Malacabeza; Label: Alternative Distribuzione
Casino Royale - Casino Royale (3:32)
Album: Ten Golden Guns; Label: Unicorn
Giuliano Palma & the Bluebeaters - Tutta Mia la Citta (3:38)
Album: Boogaloo; Label: v2/Universal
Arpioni - Incendio (3:36)
Album: Malacabeza; Label: Alternative Distribuzione
The Dropsteppers - Darker Side of Grey (2:57)
Album: Dropsteppers/Void Union split 45; Label: Ska Is Dead
The Hi-Hats - Are You Ready? (3:33)
Album: Ska Got Soul; Label: s-r
The Void Union - Atlas (3:32)
Album: s-t; Label: Megalith
Umbrella Bed - I Remember You (2:25)
Album: One small skank for man...; Label: Mad Butcher
Riddimates - Galaxy Is In Oneself (4:50)
Album: Too Much Blowing is Just Right; Label: Ska in the World
The Pepper Pots - Be My Baby (3:13)
Album: Shake It!; Label: Megalith
mass. hysteria - The Insecure One (2:43)
Album: mistress and men; Label: Primary Voltage
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Ska of the East (3:53)
Album: v.a. Echo Chamber - Around the World in Dub vol. 3 & 4; Label: Dan Dada
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (excerpt) Ska from Studio 5 (1:37)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - The End (3:08)
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
March 20, 2014

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