6/5/2014 Rocket Ship Ska Trip

 
6/5 in a nutshell...
 
R&B, as any good ska fan in the UK should know, stands for Rita & Benny King, founders of the Ska Beat label (after founding the R&B label!), and this week the Ooh's featured label is in fact Ska Beat. Lord Tanamo, Baba Brooks, Derrick & Naomi and more Jamaican ska artists who were issued across the pond on Ska Beat are included in our set. The Home Stretch kicked off with _two_ GotchaSKAvereds: wrapping up "El Pussy Cat" with the classic Roland Alphonso take, and then hearing him kick off a month of "James Bonds" to boot. The 5@5:05 took us to the Ska Zoo (lions, rhinos and wolves, oh, my!) and, backing into Sherwood's Planet (ever just back into a planet?), Mr. Funn did some serious stretching out. 
Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Lord Tanamo - You Never Know (2:54)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
Lionel Simpson - Tell Me What You Want (2:25)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
Dotty & Bunny - Foul Play (2:42)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
Derrick Morgan - You Never Know (2:17)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Carlton Reid - Turn On the Lights (2:29)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
P. Reid - Redeemed (2:44)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
Baba Brooks & Drumbago's Orchestra - Night Food Ska (2:44)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
Derrick & Naomi - I Wish I Were an Apple (2:30)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - The Rough Bark (
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - De '50s in Dub (
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Andy & Lloydie - Magic Is Love (2:38)
Album: 45; Label: King Edwards
Owen Gray - Mash It! pts. 1 & 2 (4:09)
Album: v.a. Jamaican R&B 3cd box set; Label: Trojan
Gary "US" Bonds - Dear Lady Twist (2:37)
Album: 45; Label:
The Melodians - Sweet Sensation (3:52)
Album: 45; Label: Beverley's
Roy Richards - Dream Lover (2:56)
Album: s-t; Label: Studio 1
Count Suckle & the Rudies - Please Don't Go (2:56)
Album: 45; Label: Q
Lee Perry & the Upsetters - A Live Injection (3:14)
Album: 45; Label: Upsetter
The Skatalites - Old Broadway (3:01)
Album: 45; Label: Prince Buster
Edwards' All Stars - North Coast (2:56)
Album: 45; Label: Rio
(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
Raymond Harper - Africa's Blood (2:28)
Album: 45; Label: Prince Buster
Roland Alphonso - Forest Flower (3:13)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
The Emotions/Lyn Taitt & his Comets - Gypsy (2:28)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
Zoot Simms/Peter Austin/The Wailers - Rude Boy Prayer (3:20)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1 blank
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet (3:01)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Perez Prado - Voodoo Suite (23:12)
Album: Mambo Mania & Voodoo Suite; Label: Universe/Comet
Stan Getz - I'm Late, I'm Late (8:08)
Album: focus; Label: Verve
Piero Umiliani - Cinque Bambole (3:28)
Album: sdtk. 5 Bambole per la D'Agosto; Label: Cinevox
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Jungles of the Galaxy (6:18)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Señor Coconut - Behind the Mask (3:21)
Album: Yellow Fever!; Label: Nacional
Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass - Tangerine (2:45)
Album: A&M 25th Anniversary Classics vol. 1 - Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass; Label: A&M
Jack Walrath - King Kong vs. Godzilla (8:48)
Album: Godzilla Jazz; Label: King Japan
Koop. - Summer Sun (ft. Yukimi Nagano) (3:46)
Album: Waltz for Koop.; Label: Quango
Freddie Hubbard - Super Blue (7:52)
Album: Super Blue; Label: Columbia
Tokyo Jihen - Tadanaranu Kankei (official English title: "And the Beat Goes On") (3:02)
Album: Shinya Waku; Label: Toshiba/EMI
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Lymedison (4:30)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime (3:08)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Roland Alphonso - El Pussy Cat (
Album: 45; Label: Island
Roland Alphonso - James Bond (
Album: 45; Label: Island
Ken Boothe & Stranger Cole - Arte Bella (
Album: 45; Label: studio 1 blank
Dionne Bromfield - Oh Henry (2:01)
Album: Introducing...; Label: Island/Lioness
Melbourne Ska Orchestra - The Best Things in Life are Free (2:52)
Album: s-t; Label: four | four
The Little Elephant - Spider (4:10)
Album: second fruits; Label: RD
The Rising Tones - Jun Hana (3:44)
Album: Rise You Up!; Label: Delphonic
The Moon Invaders - Lion of Panshir (2:49)
Album: Breakin' Free; Label: Grover
The Trojans - Bertie's Rhino (3:15)
Album: Smash It!; Label: GAZ's Rockin'
The Clippers - King Penguin (3:56)
Album: 45; Label: Cyber Label/Alaska
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Howlin' Wolves (3:01)
Album: Ska Me Crazy; Label: .
Mr. Fly Ska Band - The Sleeping Cat (4:58)
Album: Musical Store Room; Label: Wheat Machine
The Trojans - Elephant Killer (3:34)
Album: Smash It!; Label: GAZ's Rockin'
Runa Miyoshida - Tonari no Totoro (3:42)
Album: Ska Flavor loves Anison; Label: @Lounge
The Slackers - Manuel (2:41)
Album: The Question; Label: Hellcat
Let's Go Bowling - Solar Shock (3:36)
Album: Stay Tuned; Label: Liberation
The Dynamics - Land of 1000 Dances (3:57)
Album: Version Excursions; Label: grooveattack
The Cat Empire - Still Young (4:14)
Album: Steal the Light; Label: Two Shoes/fontana
Jazz Jamaica All Stars - Vitamin A (7:??)
Album: Massive; Label: Dune
SKAndalous All Stars - The End (3:03)
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
June 5, 2014

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