4/3/2014 Rocket Ship Ska Trip

 

4/3 in a nutshell…

We broke format this week, as Caravan Palace (Cedar Cultural Center, Sat. 4/5) found their way onto the “Ooh” portion of our playlist, usually reserved for ska and rocksteady oldies of the ’60s and ’70s. We were also offering up free admission to the show as a pledge premium for our Spring 2014 fundraiser, along with Bim Skala Bim’s comeback release, Chet’s Last Call, from which we played “Summer Of Ska” and other tunes as pledge bait. But seriously, I wanna head down to the Cedar this Saturday and find the place packed to the gills… the Palace deserve it for being such a foremost exponent of the occasionally ska-influenced Django-Reinhardt-meets-Daft-Punk rhythmic stew known as Electro-Swing. Last time they played the Cedar, this DJ/bandmember was out of town on a gig and couldn’t go, so this time I ain’t missin’ it for the world, boss. Emil Richards got two of his calendar-album tracks aired in the Voov, “Diamond (April)” and “Emerald (May)” from Stones, and with that Sherwood took his “Planet” globetrotting all over the place: Korea (Ga-In), Japan (Unchain, Melting Holidays), Sweden (Little Dragon featuring Yukimi Nagano), and France (had to get some Caravan Palace into the mix). The Home Stretch introduced “Ball of Fire” as the GotchaSKAvered Ska Cover-of-the-Month Club selection for April, leading off with the Ernest Ranglin version from Below the Bassline. Keep in mind that every version of this tune you’ll hear this (or any) month is a cover of British TV’s “Echo 4-2” theme, but to the best of my knowledge. the only ska band calling it “Echo 4-2” has been Bad Manners. Which leads us to…. the 5@5:05. Last Friday, RSSTessentially filled in for a vacationing Simon on KFAI’s True Brit and put on… The Great British Skaaaaaaa!!! Wanting to continue that businesshere, but with bands we didn’t play last Friday, the result was… The Meow Meows, The Delegators, Phoenix City All Stars, The Dualers, and King Porter Stomp. And from there, it was a hop, skip and a jump to The End. Next week, Spring 2014 pledge drive RSST week 2! Tune in and stay tuned!

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 60Hz. Ska (2:43)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Caravan Palace - La Caravane (5:01)
Album: s-t; Label: Wagram
Bim Skala Bim - Summer of Ska ( 3:17)
Album: Chet's Last Call; Label: s-r
Buster's All Stars - Devil's Daffodil (2:21)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Prince Buster - Big Fight (2:57)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Kingston All Stars - Happy Hunter (2:37)
Album: 45; Label: dice
Spanishtown Ska Beats - Stop Thst Train (2:14)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Roland - Ska Lamour ("I Only Have Eyes for You") (2:51)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1 blank
Neville Hinds - Kingston West (2:25)
Album: 45; Label: Dynamic
Steve Alaimo - I Don't Know (2:28)
Album: Starring...; Label: ABC/Paramount
Dotty & Bunny with The Skatalites - Foul Play (2:42)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
(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
Lord Tanamo - You Never Know (2:54)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
Derrick Morgan - You Never Know (2:17) (different song)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Sugar & Dandy - Let's Ska (2:24)
Album: 45; Label: Carnival
Lionel Simpson - Tell Me What You Want (2:25)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
The Maytals/The Skatalites - One Look (2:41)
Album: 45; Label: Kentone
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (over half of) Penguin On Vacation (2:50)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Bim Skala Bim - Everybody's Got Their Style (3:04)
Album: Chet's Last Call; Label: s-r
Bim Skala Bim - Summer of Ska (3:17)
Album: Chet's Last Call; Label: s-r
The English Beat - Jeanette (4:09)
Album: 12"; Label: IRS
Caravan Palace - Dirty Side (3:37)
Album: Panic; Label: Wagram
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet (3:01)
Album: Warts 'n' sll; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Emil Richards - Diamond (April) (2:32)
Album: Stones; Label: Uni
Emil Richards - Emerald (May) (2:22)
Album: Stones; Label: Uni
Ga-In - Tinkerbell (3:09)
Album: Talk About S (mini-album); Label: LOEN Entertainment
Ella Fitzgerald - Sunshine Of Your Love (3:15)
Album: v.a. Soul Jazz; Label: Verve
Claire Raine - I Want You (2:15)
Album: 45; Label: Jolly
Unchain - Telescope Tripper (4:23)
Album: Eat the Moon; Label: Cloud Cuckoo Land, Inc.
Melting Holidays - Monsoon (3:24)
Album: seven favorites; Label: Daiki Sound
Little Dragon - Thunder Love (3:55)
Album: machine dreams; Label: Peacefrog
Cal Tjader/Stan Getz Sextet - Ginza Samba (10:57)
Album: s-t; Label: Fantasy
Cal Tjader/Stan Getz Sextet - I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face (3:56)
Album: s-t; Label: Fantasy
Giancarlo Barigozzi - Airport Rock (3:00)
Album: v.a. Easy Tempo; Label: ESL
The Green Future - Honey Rhythm & Butter (1:58)
Album: v.a. Easy Tempo; Label: ESL
Cal Tjader/Stan Getz Sextet - For All We Know (5:42)
Album: s-t; Label: Fantasy
Caravan Palace - Queens (4:03)
Album: Panic; Label: Wagram
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (almost all of) Lymedison (4:27)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Chic - Savoir Faire (5:01)
Album: C'set Chic; Label: Atlantic
MauAki - Sweet Weekend Sweets (4:15)
Album: cute'n cute'n pop; Label: ATZ
MacDonald Duck Eclair - Perpetuel (3:03)
Album: short short; Label: Usagi-Chang
Tokyo Jihen - Sounan (3:21)
Album: Kyouiku; Label: Toshiba/EMI
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime (3:08)
Album: Warts 'n' sll; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Ernest Ranglin - Ball of Fire ("Echo 4-2") (6:06)
Album: below the bassline; Label: Island Jamaica Jazz
Perfume - Kareshi Boshuu Chuu (4:42)
Album: cd single; Label: Momiji
The Slackers - A Long Way Off (3:34)
Album: The Great Rocksteady Swindle; Label: Hellcat
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - You'll Never Walk Alone (4:00)
Album: Paradise Blue; Label: Avex
Perfume - Clockwork (4:27)
Album: Level 3; Label: Universal J
The Meow Meows - Rude Girl's Gone to Jail (3:13)
Album: Somehow We Met; Label: Killer Ska
The Delegators - I Didn't Mean to Break Your Heart (3:11)
Album: All Aboard; Label: s-r
The Delegators - Nowhere to Run (3:09)
Album: All Aboard; Label: s-r
Phoenix City All Stars - Under My Thumb (3:05)
Album: Skatisfaction; Label: Hotshot & Scorcher
The Dualers - Running Around with your Head in the Clouds (3:27)
Album: cd single; Label: Code 7/Sunbeat
King Porter Stomp - Last Bat Train to Cuba (4:40)
Album: Shuffle; Label: commun:ty sounds
(non-Froggie bumper) The Slackers - Motor City (4:00)
Album: the question; Label: Hellcat
Caravan Palace - Bambous (3:12)
Album: s-t; Label: Wagram
Bim Skala Bim - On the Dance Floor (3:11)
Album: Chet's Last Call; Label: s-r
Hybrid Kids (Morgan Fisher & friends as "v.a.") - ("The Burtons") MacArthur Park (3:02)
Album: Hybrid Kids; Label: Cherry Red
The Selecter - Too Much Pressure (2:56)
Album: 45; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
The Specials - Nite Klub (2:57)
Album: 45; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
Lions Club - Charlie's Angels (3:08)
Album: TV and Movie Themes; Label: Pork Pie
Lions Club - The Saint (3:41)
Album: TV and Movie Themes; Label: Pork Pie
(non-Froggie bumper) Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - You've Got a Friend in Me (2:19)
Album: Diamond in your Heart; Label: Avex
(non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - (most of) The End (2:07)
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
April 3, 2014

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