5/1/2014 Rocket Ship Ska Trip


5/1 in a nutshell…

Frogzilla! 5 mighty Mutant Frogs skas made up the 5@5:05, including “Ska from Studio 5” and the bizarre “The Eye of Cyclophibius,” more “weirdsteady” than ska proper, but skankin’ nonetheless. The Specials kicked off May’s GotchaSKAvered Ska Cover-of-the-Month Club selection with the first of 5 “El Pussy Cats” which will eventually include the ’60s Roland Alphonso/Skatalites take, a cover of an original Mongo Santamaria jam… but only after we’ve been through Bad Manners, Sly & Robbie and a latter-day Skatalites re-do! Tune’s been around. Sherwood got his hands on Jah Wobble & the Modern Jazz Ensemble and played track 2… titled “9” oddly enough! Also heard: “Point Of View,” written for Fuji TV’s Ageru TV news show by Yasutaka Nakata and sung by adorable world-conquering cute queen Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. As far as we’re aware, this isn’t comparable to anything else in the world of TV news except in our wildest imaginings. Picture a hypothetical BBC News Hour theme being sung by Lily Allen and yer sort-of in the ballpark… except for the fact that the Kyary/Fuji thing is not hypothetical! This month’s calendar album tracks for May by Emil Richards and the psychedelically percussive Hal Blaine were “Emerald” and “Flower Society,” respectively. An “Emerald Flower Society,” anyone? Aah, the “Ooh” …including the opening “Rocket Ship” theme, the RSST blasted off with six Treasure Isle-label 45s in a row! I think we’ll make a regular first-hour opening feature out of this featured-record-label-set thingie. ‘Til next week, tune in and stay tuned!

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
The Sensations - Juvenile Delinquent (2:34)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Clive & Naomi - Down Down (2:30)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Justin Hinds & the Dominoes - Rub Up, Push Up (2:45)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
The Sensations - I Found Love (2:54)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Clive & Naomi w/ Baba Brooks Band - You Are Mine (1:59)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Flying Frog Foo (4:44)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Spanish Town Ska Beats - Stop That Train (2:14)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Roland Alphonso - Ska Lamour ("I Only Have Eyes for You")
Album: 45; Label: Coxsone blank
Herb Hardesty - Adam and Eva
Album: 45; Label: Federal
Sugar & Dandy - Let's Ska (2:24)
Album: 45; Label: Carnival
Prince Buster - Hard Man fe Dead (3:21)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Clue J & the Blues Blasters - Little Willie (2:04)
Album: 45; Label: Coxsone
Buster's Group - Baby Face Nelson (2:30)
Album: 45; Label: Buster Wild Bells
Colonel Elliott & the Lunatics - Cosmic Bust (2:49)
Album: Interstellar Reggae Drive (incorporated into cd reissue of Vulcans' "Star Trek"); Label: Trojan
Stranger & Patsy - Do You Remember (3:12)
Album: 45; Label: Escort
Otis Gayle - I'll Be Around (3:43)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
The Carnations - What Are You Selling (2:15)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Dennis Sindrey - Yellow Bird (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Premiere
Baba Brooks Band - Keys to the City (3:07)
Album: 45; Label: Dutchess
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - The Eye of Cyclophibius (4:43)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Granville Williams Orchestra - Nutty Buddy (2:43)
Album: 45; Label: GWO
Soul Bros. - Early Bird (2:43)
Album: Hot Shot; Label: Studio 1
Roy Richards - Greeen Collie (2:02)
Album: 45; Label: Island
Mighty Vikings - Running Water (2:43)
Album: 45; Label: Wincox
Raymond Harper - Africa's Blood (2:28)
Album: 45; Label: Prince Buster
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet (3:01)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mutant Frogs - Ocean Moon (5:01)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Emil Richards - Emerald (May) (2:22)
Album: Stones; Label: Uni
Hal Blaine - Flower Society (May) (2:27)
Album: Psychedelic Percussion; Label: Dunhill/Harkit
Joe Loco - Happy Days are Here Again (2:43)
Album: Loco Motion; Label: Columbia
Stereolab - Reflections in the Plastic Pulse (17:25)
Album: Dots and Loops; Label: Elektra
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu - Point of View (3:33)
Album: Invader Invader single; Label: unBorde/Warner Japan
Vanessa Trouble - A Night in Tunisia (2:38)
Album: the summer sessions; Label: s-r
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Jungles of the Galaxy (6:15)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Jack Walrath - Bottom of the Sea (7:34)
Album: Godzilla Jazz; Label: King (Japan)
Jah Wobble & the Modern Jazz Ensemble - 9 (4:15)
Album: s-t; Label: 30 Hertz
Lydia Lunch - Spooky (2:41)
Album: Queen of Siam; Label: ZE/Atavistic
101 Strings - Flameout (2:47)
Album: Astro Sounds from Beyond the Year 2000; Label: Alshire
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Vibe Steady (4:31)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Shiina Ringo/Takayuki Hattori & orch. / Tokyo Jihen / Kobori - Fly Me to Heaven (Kobori's remix) (4:51)
Album: online; Label: soundcloud.com
Gary Burton - Chega de Saudade (No More Blues) (4:40)
Album: Turn of the Century; Label: Atlantic/Wounded Bird
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime (3:08)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Madness - Madness (glitched both times I tried it, but I got :50sec. into it each time) ( :50x2 = 1:40)
Album: 45; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
The Selecter - On My Radio (3:02)
Album: 45; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
The Slackers - Happy Song (2:21)
Album: self medication; Label: Indication
The English Beat - March of the Swivelheads (Extended)
Album: The Complete Beat 5cd box set; Label: Go Feet/SHOUT Factory
Soil & "Pimp" Sessions - One Step Beyond (3:50)
Album: .Stoned Pirates Radio; Label: Victor (Japan)
The Specials - El Pussycat Ska (3:36)
Album: Skinhead Girl; Label: Trojan
Mutant Frogs - Greenhenge (2:55)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mutant Frogs - Flying Frog Foo! (4:43)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mutant Frogs - Perception (3:07)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mutant Frogs - The Eye of Cyclophibius (4:43)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mutant Frogs - Ska from Studio 5 (3:21)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Jazz Jamaica All Stars - Dolphin Dance (8:42)
Album: Massive; Label: Dune
Mr. Review - Another Town (4:45)
Album: v.a. Ska for Ska's Sake; Label: Skank/Dojo
Perfume - Kareshi Boshuu Chuu (4:42)
Album: cd single; Label: Momoji
The Dynamics - Rockit (3:09)
Album: Version Excursions; Label: grooveattack
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - You've Got a Friend in Me (2:21)
Album: Diamond in your Heart; Label: Avex
Runa Miyoshida - Highway (Quruli) (3:25)
Album: Ska Flavor #3; Label: @Lounge
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 5 Fingers of Ska (4:01)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - The End (3:03)
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
May 1, 2014

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