6/19/2014 Rocket Ship Ska Trip


6/19 in a nutshell…

Forgoing the “featured label” thing again this week, we featured a loose circle of musical associates includingRico, Johnny “Dizzy” Moore, Bunny & Skitter and others, centered around the Nyabinghi rhythms of legendary hand drummer Count Ossie and his crew circa 1961-2, as well as a couple of boogie shuffles that were likely the work of Clue J. & his Blues Blasters. In the middle, Sherwood got “Spooky” with Dave Pike, “Pogoed” with Al Romero, enjoyed “Apple Sauce” with Sil Austin, and speaking of apples, found Shiina Ringo in the middle of a current creativity binge of 15th career-anniversary releases, from which we heard “Blink of Youth,” from an album of her own covers of songs she wrote for others. The “wicked ‘n’ evil” thing we started on the “Ooh” last week continued in the Home Stretch this week as the 5@5:05. The Skatalites, ’90s edition, put out “Ball of Fire” for Island Jamaica Jazz, containing this week’s installment of “James Bond” in GotchaSKAvered, and Hollie Cook sang a ska titled “Ari Up” in honor of the late Slits’ singer. That’s yer RSST wrap-up for the week… for more, tune in and stay tuned!

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Count Ossie - Air Horn Shuffle (2:58)
Album: 45; Label: Moodisc
Count Ossie - First Gone (2:48)
Album: 45; Label: Coxsone
Bunny & Skitter - Cool Breeze (2:19)
Album: 45; Label: Moodisc
Bunny & Skitter - Fooling Around (2:41)
Album: 45; Label: (unk.)
Rico & Johnny ("Dizzy" Moore) - Smoothe Twisting (2:50)
Album: 45; Label: Randy's
Rico - London Here I Come (2:48)
Album: 45; Label: Planetone
Winston & Roy - Gun Fever (2:14)
Album: 45; Label: Moodisc
Winston & Roy - One Bright Morning (2:50)
Album: 45; Label: Moodisc
Brownie (or "Browney") & his Drummers - Sliders (2:32)
Album: 45; Label: Coxsone
*(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Ska of the East (3:53)
Album: EP Series vol. 1 - Big '5-4' (soon come); Label: Skankworks/IMT
Soul Bros. - Eastern Standard Time (4:38)
Album: Carib Soul; Label: Studio 1
Soul Bros. - Ringo Oiwake (3:06)
Album: Carib Soul; Label: Studio 1
Baba Brooks Band - Cocktails for Two (2:53)
Album: 45; Label: Gay Feet
Baba Brooks Band - Faberge (2:45)
Album: 45; Label: High Note
Soul Vendors - Soul Junction (4:39)
Album: v.a. The Producer Series - Clement Coxsone Dodd - Musical Fever; Label: Trojan
Mango Jones & his Orchestra - Calalue Ska (2:11)
Album: Explosive New Dance Rhythm! The SKA; Label: Vee Jay
Mango Jones & his Orchestra - The Brave Bulls (2:19)
Album: Explosive New Dance Rhythm! The SKA; Label: Vee Jay
Bobby Jay & the Hawks - Volare (2:29)
Album: Everybody's Doing It vol. 2 - the SKA; Label: WB
Bobby Jay & the Hawks - Tea for Two (2:28)
Album: Everybody's Doing It vol. 2 - the SKA; Label: WB
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - The Eye of Cyclophibius (?:??)
Album: EP Series vol. 1 - Big '5-4'; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Desmond Dekker - King of Ska (2:30)
Album: Rudy Got Soul anthology; Label: Trojan
Tommy McCook - Ska Jam (2:45)
Album: 45; Label: Caltone
The Muskyteers a.k.a. The Silvertones - Kiddy-O (2:58)
Album: (Lee Perry & v.a.) The Upsetter; Label: Trojan
The Clarendonians - The Jerk (2:41)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
Justin Hinds & the Dominoes - The Higher the Monkey Climbs (2:55)
Album: 45; Label: Dutchess
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet (3:01)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Pooley Sisters - Spider in the Web (1:59)
Album: 45; Label: R-Dell
Dave Pike Set - Spooky (2:29)
Album: Got the Feelin'; Label: Relax
Sammy Leeds Orchestra - Tenderly Cha Cha (2:17)
Album: 45; Label: King
Preston Epps - Watusi Bongos (2:31)
Album: v.a. Pool Party; Label: Del-Fi
Al Romero Quintet - Mr. Pogo (3:11)
Album: 45; Label: RCA
The Ramrocks - Benfica (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Press
Sil Austin - Apple Sauce (2:34)
Album: 45; Label: Mercury
Maury Laws - The King Kong Theme (2:35)
Album: 45; Label: Epic
Benny Joy - Little Red Book (1:58)
Album: 45; Label: Antler
Al Hirt - Perky (2:10)
Album: 45; Label: RCA
Emil Richards' Yazz Band - Half and Half (4:21)
Album: Yazz Per Favore; Label: Del-Fi
Piero Umiliani - Caravan (5:56)
Album: Musica Elettronica v. Uno; Label: Easy Tempo
Teebs - Piano Months (2:46)
Album: Estara; Label: brainfeeder
Teebs - NY Pt. 2 (ft. Prefuse 73) (3:00)
Album: Estara; Label: brainfeeder
Stan Kenton - Quintile (6:58)
Album: Adventures in Time; Label: Capitol
Stan Kenton - Artemis (5:34)
Album: Adventures in Time; Label: Capitol
*Shiina Ringo - Blink of Youth (4:31)
Album: reverse import - Port Authority; Label: Universal
Perfume - Counter Attraction (3:27)
Album: fan service - bitter dvd; Label: Tokuma
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Jungles of the Galaxy (6:18)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Timber Timbre - Beat the Drum Slowly (5:26)
Album: Hot Dreams; Label: Arts & Crafts
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime (3:08)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Skatalites - James Bond Theme (6:59)
Album: Ball of Fire; Label: Island Jamaica Jazz
Runa Miyoshida - We Are (from One Piece) (3:53)
Album: Ska Flavor loves Anison; Label: @Lounge
Begoña Bang Matu & the Shake It Ups - Charade (2:32)
Album: Gaztea Live; Label: eitb.com
Rotterdam Ska-Jazz Foundation - Road to Kingston (4:36)
Album: Shake Your Foundation; Label: Megalith
Freddie Notes & the Rudies - Babylon (2:45)
Album: 45; Label: Grape
New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble - Wicked (4:40)
Album: Step Forward; Label: Brixton
The Slackers - Bo Evil (3:00)
Album: The Great Rocksteady Swindle; Label: Hellcat
Moon Invaders - Devil in Disguise (3:26)
Album: moovin' and groovin'; Label: Grover
The Trojans - Elephant Killer (3:34)
Album: Smash It!; Label: Gaz's Rockin'
SKAndalous All Stars - Waiting for the End (2:49)
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Flying Frog Foo (4:43)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - All About My Monster (4:01)
Album: Perfect Future; Label: cutting edge
Hollie Cook - Ari Up (4:08)
Album: Twice; Label: Mr. Bongo
Caro Emerald - Tangled Up (Lokee remix) (3:27)
Album: cd single; Label: Grand Mono
The Pepper Pots - Lucky Girl (2:42)
Album: Shake It!; Label: Megalith
Buford O'Sullivan - The Night Sky's Turning Blue (3:13)
Album: the club of hopes and fears; Label: Ska Satellite
Mutant Frogs - Perception (3:08)
Album: EP Series vol. 1 - Big '5-4' (soon come); Label: Skankworks/IMT
Stubborn All Stars - Rich Morrissey (3:50)
Album: Open Season; Label: Another Planet/Stubborn
The Selecter - Doors Ever Open (4:23)
Album: String Theory; Label: Vocaphone
(non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - The End (3:03)
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
June 19, 2014

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