4/24/2014 Rocket Ship Ska Trip


4/24 in a nutshell…

As far as we know, the first cover of “Echo 4-2” to fly under the name “Ball Of Fire” was the one The Skatalites cut back in the mid ’60s, and that’s the one which wraps up our month-long GotchaSKAvered tribute to the Laurie Johnson composition this week. As we noted back in July 2012, “As ‘Ball of Fire’, the Echo 4-2 theme got the Skatalites treatment, and the Laurie Johnson -penned TV tune’s been leading a double life ever since!” An all-local 5@5:05 set not involving Mutant Frogs didn’t quite happen; it got interrupted by “Agave Dub” when we couldn’t locate The Jinkies in time and decided to go live on-mic, complete with Froggie bumper. Working back, Sherwood had the Voovie Doo jumpin’ with the sounds of Billy Strange (“I Spy”), Tadd Dameron (“Casbah,” on “Out Of Nowhere” changes), and Masaru Sato (“Godzilla vs. Anguiras,” from Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla) …and chillin’ with more sounds from the likes of Art Of Noise (“Eye of a Needle”), Haruomi Hosono (the “Galaga” video game theme) and Claus Ogerman (“Tequila” set to some really wigged-out changes). Warming up in the “Ooh” are Derrick (“Derriiiiick!!”) Morgan, The Blues Busters and… Claude Gray? Yep… and he’ll just have a cup of coffee, then he’ll go. Pretty much like young Robert Marley, who covered Gray’s caffeinated lament for Leslie Kong down at Beverley’s. Welp, gotta go… ‘cuz I’ve had some coffee! Tune in and stay tuned.

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Derrick Harriott - Derrick! (2:05)
Album: v.a. Ska 3cd box set; Label: Trojan
Granville Williams Orchestra - Nutty Buddy (2:43)
Album: 45; Label: GWO
Neville Hinds - Kingston West (2:25)
Album: 45; Label: Dynamic
C. Hyman - The Ska is Moving On (1:55)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
Steve Alaimo - I Don't Know (2:28)
Album: Starring...; Label: ABC/Paramount
Roy Richards - Dream Lover (2:56)
Album: s-t; Label: Studio 1
Clue J & the Blues Blasters - The Slider (2:21)
Album: 45; Label: Coxsone
Audley Williams/Ernest Ranglin/Granville Williams Orchestra - Hush Puppy (2:03)
Album: 45; Label: GWO
Byron Lee & the Dragonaires - Dumplins (2:34) (ft. Keith & Ken)
Album: Dance The Ska; Label: BMN
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Ska of the East (3:55)
Album: v.a. Echo Chamber - Around the World in Dub vol. 3 & 4; Label: Dan Dada
The Blues Busters - Soon You'll Be Gone (2:47)
Album: 45; Label: Kentone
The Melodites - Vacation (2:12)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Spanish Town Ska Beats - Stop That Train (2:14)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Slim Smith - The New Boss (2:33)
Album: Born to Love; Label: Studio 1
The Mighty Vikings - Running Water (2:43)
Album: 45; Label: Wincox
Rita Marley - Pied Piper (2:12)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
Horace Forbes & Ernest Ranglin - Gentle On My Mind (2:59)
Album: 45; Label: Turn Table
The Emotions with Lyn Taitt & his Comets - Gypsy (2:28)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
Roland Alphonso - Forest Flower (3:13)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
Raymond Harper - Safari (3:06)
Album: 45; Label: Doctor Bird
Mango Jones & his Orchestra - Balahu Ska (2:13)
Album: Explosive New Dance Rhythm - The SKA; Label: Vee Jay
Eric "Monty" Morris - Stitch in Time (2:51)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Greenhenge (2:55)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Perception (3:09)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Robert Marley - One Cup of Coffee (2:31)
Album: 45; Label: Beverley's
Claude Gray - I'll Just Have a Cup of Coffee (Then I'll Go) (2:07)
Album: 45; Label: Mercury
Mango Jones & his Orchestra - Coffee Street Ska (2:01)
Album: Explosive New Dance Rhythm - The SKA; Label: Vee Jay
Tracey Dey - Ska-Doo-De-Ya (2:40)
Album: 45; Label: Amy
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Rosemary Clooney & Perez Prado - Corazon de Melon (2:01)
Album: A Touch of Tabasco; Label: RCA
Rosemary Clooney & Perez Prado - I Only Have Eyes for You (2:07)
Album: A Touch of Tabasco; Label: RCA
Fania All Stars - I'll See You Again (4:39)
Album: Delicate & Jumpy; Label: Columbia
Art Of Noise - Eye of a Needle (4:23)
Album: InVisible Silence; Label: Chrysalis
Billy Strange - I Spy (1:31)
Album: Thunderball; Label: GNP/Crescendo
Masaru Sato - Godzilla vs. Anguiras (2:25)
Album: v.a. Best of Godzilla 1954-75; Label: GNP/Crescendo
Tadd Dameron - Casbah (2:58)
Album: v.a.Capitol Jazz Classics vol. 13 - Strictly Bebop; Label: Capitol
John Evans Orchestra - Mambo Italiano (2:15)
Album: Exotic Percussion and Brilliant Brass; Label: Directional Sound
Claus Ogerman Orchestra - Tequila (2:31)
Album: v.a. South of the Border vinyl box set; Label: Readers Digest
Roger King Mozian - Tabu (2:21)
Album: Spectacular Percussion; Label: MGM
Unchain - Mr. Taxi (3:54)
Album: Love & Groove vol. 1; Label: Fluctus
Charlie (who?) - Hawaii Cha Cha (2:35)
Album: 45; Label: King (Japan)
Yann Tomita - We Travel the Spaceways (3:27)
Album: Music for Astro Age - World in Shadow - the sounds of...; Label: Sony
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Big Bad Rhino (3:16)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 60Hz. Ska (2:43)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Peanuts - Oshima Bushi (2:07)
Album: The Folk Songs; Label: King (Japan)
Haruomi Hosono - Galaga (4:17)
Album: Video Game Music; Label: Yen
Tokyo Jihen - Omatsuri Sawagi (3:33)
Album: Kyouiku; Label: Toshiba/EMI
Disconnection - Bay City (2:51)
Album: s-t; Label: Prelude
Caravan Palace - Glory of Nelly (3:41)
Album: Panic; Label: Wagram
Botticelli - Botticelli's Theme (4:37)
Album: 12"; Label: I.P.G.
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu - Mi (4:08)
Album: Nanda Collection; Label: unBorde/Warner
Perfume - Counter Attraction (3:27)
Album: fan service - bitter (dvd); Label: Tokuma
Combustible Edison - Laura's Aura (6:28)
Album: the impossible world; Label: Sub Pop
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime (3:08)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Skatalites - Ball of Fire (3:06)
Album: Ska Authentic (vol. 1); Label: Studio 1
Soul Bros. - From Russia with Love (4:02)
Album: (Roland Alphonso) something special:ska hot shots; Label: Heartbeat/Studio 1
Soul Bros. - James Bond (2:55)
Album: (Jackie Mittoo & the Soul Brothers) Last Train to Skaville; Label: Soul Jazz/Studio 1
Metro Stylee - Moksha Priya (3:14)
Album: nyc; Label: dvs
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 5 Fingers of Ska (4:01)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Secondhand Ska Kings - Good Dog All Day (3:32)
Album: Cocktails Before Funerals; Label: s-r
The Prizefighters - Before Tonight (3:29)
Album: Follow My Sound; Label: Prizefighter Sound System
Umbrella Bed - Cap'n George (2:09)
Album: Go; Label: Mad Butcher
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Agave Dub (4:27)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Jinkies - Success (3:41)
Album: s-t; Label: Kingpin
The P. Lacquers - When the Moon Comes Out Today (3:08)
Album: Awkward Party; Label: s-r
Mighty Mighty Bosstones - The Rascal King (2:46)
Album: Let's Face It; Label: Mercury
Cabernet Deneuve - Friends (2:56)
Album: Help Is Coming; Label: Alliance
Skye Sweetnam - (Let's Get Movin') Into Action (3:38) (ft. Tim Armstrong)
Album: Sound Soldier; Label: EMI
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Hungry Beast (4:01)
Album: Walkin'; Label: Avex
Giuliano Palma & the Bluebeaters - Show Me the Way (4:26)
Album: Boogaloo; Label: V2/Universal
The Busters - Orion (2:47)
Album: v.a. SKANK - "Licensed to Ska"; Label: Skank/Dojo
Josh Roseman - Thoroughfare (7:28)
Album: New Constellations - Live in Vienna; Label: Accurate
The Selecter - The Avengers Theme (2:37)
Album: String Theory; Label: Vocaphone
(bumper) Carr/McWheele Orchestra - ('bout half of) Time Beings (2:33)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - (most of) The End (2:19)
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
April 24, 2014

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