3/27/2014 Rocket Ship Ska Trip

 

Let’s work our way back from The End this week, just ‘cuz the Home Stretch had some pretty cool stuff in it, like a 5@5:05 of Big Bands Gone Ska… including Western Standard Time, Jazz Jamaica All Stars, Melbourne Ska Orchestra, and whichever vintage orchestra backed up Rita Hovink on 1964’s Dutch skanker “De Blue Blue Beat.” We also had a couple of Victor Rice “Strikkly Vikkly” ska dubs, a boss mix of Skatroniks Jamaica into New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble, and some TV and Movie Themes by a band whose “Rocky” cover we’ve aired before on the RSST… Germany’s Lions Club. It turns out that this band evolved out of another band that also did a TV/movie themes album: Wanja’s Choice, and that band is The Butlers. What say we put ‘em head-to-head next week? Should be fun! The ’90s Skatalites covered the ’60s Skatalites, serving up in the process our final version of Don Drummond’s “Confucious” for March. Next week is our first RSST of April. and that means a whole new GotchaSKAvered yet to be determined. Sherwood showed up with a “Maid of the Mist,” some “Snow Creatures” and a track from Shiina Ringo’s recent collabs anthology Ukina from which we heard “Becoming” featuring Takashi Taniguchi. Working our way back to the first segment, The “Ooh” Crew “Ska’d Down Jamaica Way” to tunes by Ferdie Nelson, Joe Higgs, Rita Marley, Claire Rane, The Melodians and more. You want still more? Next week, tune in, stay tuned, and support your Broadcast Home of Ska with some operating funds, ‘cuz it’ll be the firstRSST of KFAI’s Spring Pledge Drive 2014, so send yer radio station some bux… see ya!

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Joe Higgs - Cool Fool (3:00)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
Baba Brooks Band - Alcatraz (2:53)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Ken Boothe & Stranger Cole - Arte Bella (2:34)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
The Skatalites - Ska la Parisienne (3:03)
Album: 45; Label: C and N
Ferdie Nelson & Ivan Yap - Ska Down Jamaica Way (2:50)
Album: 45; Label: Top Deck
Don Drummond - Don de Lion (2:43)
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
Frederick Hibbert - Old Flame (2:09)
Album: v.a. Trojan Battlefield (Theo Beckford anthology); 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
Hopeton Lewis - Sound and Pressure (3:03)
Album: 45; Label: K&K
Stranger & Patsy - Do You Remember (3:12)
Album: 45; Label: Escort
The Milwaukee Coasters - Sick & Tired (Oh Babe) (2:44)
Album: 45; Label: Pama
Val Bennett - Jumping with Mr. Lee (4:36)
Album: 45; Label: Island
The Melodians - Sweet Sensation (3:52)
Album: 45; Label: Beverley's
Prince Buster All Stars - Time Machine (2;43)
Album: 45; Label: Prince Buster/Voice of the People
Rita Marley - A De Pon Dem (2:37)
Album: v.a. Ska Bonanza; Label: Heartbeat/Studio 1
Derrick Harriott - Reach Out (I'll Be There) (3:05)
Album: 45; Label: Crystal
Byron Lee & Danny Davis - Ska-Dee-Wah (2:04)
Album: 45; Label: MGM
Byron Lee & the Dragonaires - Joy Ride (2:31)
Album: Dance the Ska; Label: BMN
Roland Alphonso - From Russia with Love (4:02)
Album: v.a. Ska Bonanza; Label: Heartbeat/Studio 1
Roland Alphonso - James Bond (2:55)
Album: v.a. Intensified! Original Ska 1962-66; Label: Island
Joe Higgs - Neighbor Neighbor (3:06)
Album: 45; Label: Coxsone
Claire Raine - I Want You (2:15)
Album: 45; Label: Jolly
Beresford Rickets - 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
ICE - Prelude, Fugue & Riffs (8:08)
Album: I Dig; Label: innova
Lee Morgan - Desert Moonlight (9:22)
Album: The Rumproller; Label: Blue Note
Señor Coconut - Oxygene (3:35)
Album: Fiesta Songs; Label: Emperor Norton
Shiina Ringo - Becoming (ft. Takashi Taniguchi) (4:54)
Album: Ukina; Label: Universal
Enoch Light - The Mad Russian (5:46)
Album: Dancing in the Dark - Disco Greats; Label: Project 3
Lionel Hampton - The High and the Mighty (4:46)
Album: Golden Vibes; Label: Columbia/Collectables
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Big Bad Rhino (3:21)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - The Rough Bark (3:24)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Johnny Kay's Aristocrats - Maid of the Mist (3:00)
Album: 45; Label: Argo
Quincy Jones - The Snow Creatures (3:12)
Album: sdtk. "$"; Label: WB/Reprise
Carl-Henrik Norin Orchestra - Zero-Zero (2:26)
Album: 45; Label: Atco
The Oldians - Action (Five Spot After Dark) (5:12)
Album: Arts of Seduction; Label: Liquidator
Qaya - Ey Heyat sen ne Qeribesen (3:51)
Album: Ey Heyat sen ne Qeribesen; Label: Nurlu Sabah
Adiss Harmandyan - Nune (3:56)
Album: 45; Label: Dedefon
Tokyo Jihen - Keshou Naoshi (unreleased live version) (6:06)
Album: Domestic Virgin Line ; Label: (studio version on) Toshiba/EMI
Shiina Ringo - Koroshiya Kiki Ippatsu (backed by Soil & "Pimp" Sessions) (2:34)
Album: Ukina; Label: Universal
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime (3:08)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Skatalites - Confucious (5:58)
Album: Ball of Fire; Label: Island Jamaica Jazz
Bad Manners - Memory Train (3:01)
Album: Return of the Ugly; Label: Blue Beat
Bad Manners - Echo 4-2 (2:43)
Album: Can-Can; Label: Hallmark
The Insteps - The Goat (ft. King Stitt) (5:09)
Album: Eleven Steps to Power; Label: Stubborn
Western Standard Time - Guns of Navarone (4:11)
Album: A Big Band Tribute to The Skatalites; Label: s-r
Melbourne Ska Orchestra - Time for This Monkey (3:01)
Album: s-t; Label: four | four
Jazz Jamaica All Stars - Vitamin A (5:18)
Album: Massive; Label: Dune
Western Standard Time - Latin Goes Ska ("Pachito e Che") (4:07)
Album: A Big Band Tribute to The Skatalites; Label: s-r
Rita Hovink - De Blue Blue Beat (1:56)
Album: 45; Label: CNR/Moonglow
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Ska Bump (3:31)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Kika encontra Strikkly Vikkly - Dub Passagem #4 (4:27)
Album: upload to Victor Rice's YouTube channel; Label: YouTube
Senior All Stars + Strikkly Vikkly - Vamos Dub #2 (2:42)
Album: upload to Victor Rice's YouTube channel; Label: YouTube
Lions Club - The Saint (3:41)
Album: TV and Movie Themes; Label: Pork Pie
Lions Club - Mary Tyler Moore (3:34)
Album: TV and Movie Themes; Label: Pork Pie
Lions Club - From Russia with Love (3:16)
Album: TV and Movie Themes; Label: Pork Pie
Skatroniks Jamaica - Espionage (6:11)
Album: Skalsa #1; Label: Skajam
New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble - Wicked (4:40)
Album: Step Forward; Label: s-r/Brixton
(non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - The End (3:03)
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
March 27, 2014

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