5/15/2014 Rocket Ship Ska Trip

 

5/15 in a nutshell…

This week on the “Ooh”… Blue Beat Records, Pt. 2, and bigger… a whopping 9 choice BB cuts, most of them Prince Buster-related, and including the first of three 45s the Prince made bearing the title “Big Fight.” Sherwood’s portion of this week’s playlist looks shorter than it really is ‘cuz of all the long tunes on it… stretchers by Quincy Jones, Steve Turre, Lee Morgan and Herbie Hancock, among others. GotchaSKAvered kicked off the Home Stretch with Bad Manners’ “El Pussycat,” a guy named Tenoshi mashed Edwin Starr’s “25 Miles,” fittingly enough, with Don Drummond’s “Man in the Street,” and that’s what we call walkin’! Five currently-active British bands delivered two apiece for a special 5×2@5:05, and The Miceteeth teamed up with Bonnie Pink to knock out a fine Pretenders cover, “Don’t Get Me Wrong.” So, don’t get us wrong… we’re perfectly capable of doing that ourselves! ‘Til next time, tune in… and stay tuned!

 

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
The Upsetters - A Live Injection (3:14)
Album: 45; Label: Upsetter
Prince Buster - Wash Wash (3:23
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Buster's All Stars - Devil's Daffodil (2:21)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Owen Gray - Twist So Fine (2:27)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Prince Buster - Big Fight (2:57)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Buster's All Stars - Mules Mules Mules (2:53)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Prince Buster & the All Stars - Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (2:17)
Album: 45; Label: FAB
The Carnations - What Are You Selling (2:15)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Derrick Morgan & Pluggy - Terrible Headache (2:22)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Rico & his Blues Band - This Day (3:06)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Derrick Morgan - Leave Earth (2:31)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 60Hz. Ska (2:43)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Cavaliers Orchestra - I Man (2:42)
Album: 45; Label: Randy's
The Sharks/Federal Studio Orchestra - You Made Me Warm (3:18)
Album: 45; Label: Kentone
The Cyclones - My Sweet Lord (3:18)
Album: 45; Label: Banana
Jennifer Lara - Impossible (2:47)
Album: Studio One Presents...; Label: Studio 1
Ernest Ranglin - Free Form (2:38)
Album: 45; Label: Kentone
Ernest Ranglin - Skavoulv'a (2:57)
Album: 45; Label: Kentone
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 5 Fingers of Ska (4:01)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Selecter - Too Much Pressure (2:48)
Album: 45; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
The Bodysnatchers - Easy Life (3:12)
Album: 45; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
The Specials - Rude Boys Outa Jail (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
The Specials - Stereotype (3:50)
Album: 45; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Baron von Skankin' Frank (4:18)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet (3:01)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Quincy Jones - Of Men and Demons (9:13)
Album: (Benny Carter - Dizzy Gillespie - Quincy Jones) Journey to Next; Label: Lightyear
Steve Turre - The Emperor (12:47)
Album: s-t; Label: Verve
Shiina Ringo - Kareha (Autumn Leaves) (6:30)
Album: Utaite Miyouri ("A Singer's Luck"); Label: Toshiba/EMI
George Russell Smalltet - Fellow Delegates (5:37)
Album: Jazz Workshop; Label: RCA/Bluebird
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Big Bad Rhino (3:21)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder (10:23)
Album: The Sidewinder; Label: Blue Note
Intergalactic Contemporary Ensemble (or "ICE") - Prelude, Fugue and Riffs (8:08)
Album: I Dig; Label: innova
Serani Poji - Time Is Flowing Slowly (5:12)
Album: Manamoon; Label: Crown JP
Herbie Hancock - Rain Dance (9:16)
Album: Sextant; Label: Columbia
teebs - Wavxxes (4:50)
Album: Estara; Label: brainfeeder
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime (3:08)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Bad Manners - El Pussycat (2:30)
Album: Loonee Tunes; Label: Magnet
Dr. Calypso - Born to Be Alive (3:20)
Album: Barbarossaplatz; Label: Grover
Tenoshi (/Edwin Starr) - 25 Miles (3:46)
Album: 45; Label: Skamla Motown
Buford O'Sullivan - The Night Sky's Turning Blue (3:13)
Album: the club of hopes and fears; Label: Ska Satellite
Mutant Frogs - The Great UFO Crash of '47 (3:19)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
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
Phoenix City All Stars - Little Red Rooster (ft. Freddie Notes) (2:39)
Album: Skatisfaction; Label: Hotshot & Scorcher
The Dualers - Running Around with your Head in the Clouds (3:27)
Album: cd single; Label: Sunbeat
The Dualers - That's Why (3:30)
Album: Rhymes and Rhythms; Label: Galley
King Porter Stomp - Last Bat Train to Cuba (4:40)
Album: Shuffle; Label: Commun:ty Sounds
King Porter Stomp - Breathless (5:14)
Album: Shuffle; Label: Commun:ty Sounds
Ska Cubano - Megumi's Amor (3:08)
Album: Mambo Ska; Label: Casino Sounds
Ska Cubano - Piel Canela (2:49)
Album: Mambo Ska; Label: Casino Sounds
The Orobians - Exotica (3:15)
Album: Jamaica-Italia Connection; Label: Gridalo Forte
Runa Miyoshida - Sobakasu (3:50)
Album: Ska Flavor #3; Label: @Lounge
Bonnie Pink/The Miceteeth - Don't Get Me Wrong (3:32)
Album: 45; Label: Duck Soup Productions
Mutant Frogs - Perception (3:09)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (excerpt) The Eye of Cyclophibius (2:09)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - (excerpt) The End (2:20)
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
May 15, 2014

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