3/1/2012 Rocket Ship Ska Trip

 

3/1 in a nutshell...

We did a few things more than once this week, 'cuz next week we're pre-empted by 24 hours' worth of International Women's Day specials. So... three "Do the Blue Beats" (and one "He Can't Do the Blue Beat") for your 4:00 4-in-a-row, two "Tu Sei Pallidos" (they're Lollipops, and you've gotta hear Rita Pavone's!), a C'est Toi Mon Idole (also a Lollipop) and mucho Ringrollage! Shiina's band Tokyo Jihen have called it a career as of their final gig on Leap Day... meaning the 4th anniversary of the breakup will be in 16 years! But seriously, we'll miss looking forward to new Jihen releases even as we eagerly anticipate wrapping our ears around numerous solo projects and collabs. The "Ooh" opened with a set of... you might say "newsworthy" Ska (check the non-reg playlist for "headlines") and eventually progressed toward two Ska Twists. Sherwood's set tells a proverbial thousand tales (including Teddy Charles' vibraphonic jazz reading of Princess Scheherezade), and that should be enough to tide us over 'til the 15th, when the Rocket Ship will once again be boarding skassengers. Bon voyage!


Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Prince Buster - Madness
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Lee Perry - Wishes of the Wicked
Album: 45; Label: Worldisc
Bunny & Skitter - Mr. Chauffeur
Album: 45; Label: Rolaando & Powie
The Vibrators ft. Raymond Harper & the Carib Beats - Sloop John B
Album: 45; Label: Doctor Bird
Eric "Monty" Morris - Children of Today
Album: 45; Label: Island
The Skatalites (& uncredited voc.) - Whole World Doing the Ska
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Buster's All Stars - Hey Boss Man
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - The Astro 'Gator
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Lord Creator a.k.a. Kentrick Patrick - Evening News
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
Delroy Wilson & Slim Smith - Look Who's Back Again
Album: 45; Label: Up Town
Lester Lanin - West Indies Ska
Album: Dancing at the Discotheque; Label: Philips
The Hip City Five - Jamaica Ska
Album: v.a. Arthur Murray presents Discotheque Dance Party (7" 33.3 ep); Label: RCA
Derrick Morgan & Baba Brooks Band - Around the Corner
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
Tajfuny & Alibabki - Echo Ska
Album: w rytmach Jamajka Ska ep; Label: Veriton
Gary "U.S." Bonds - Dear Lady Twist
Album: 45; Label: ?
Owen Gray - Twist So Fine
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Monty ("Monte" on label) Alexander - Organisation
Album: 45; Label: Island
Rico ("Reco" on label) & his Blues Band - Blues from the Hills
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Sir Dee's Group - The Grandfather's Clock
Album: v.a. Jamaican R&B 3cd box set; Label: Trojan
Lynn Hope - Shocking
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime (+ partial repeat)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
*Tokyo Jihen - Konya wa Karasawagi
Album: Color Bars 5tk. ep; Label: Toshiba/EMI
Tokyo Jihen - Keshou Naoshi
Album: Adult; Label: Toshiba/EMI
Shiina Ringo - Carnation (with Saito Neko Orch. & ft. cameo by Tokyo Jihen)
Album: cd single; Label: Toshiba/EMI
Soil & "Pimp" Sessions ft. Shiina Ringo - My Foolish Heart (Crazy in Shibuya)
Album: online single; Label: iTunes Japan
Salsoul Orchestra - Ease On Down the Road
Album: Up the Yellow Brick Road; Label: Salsoul
Dick Rodgers ft. Dick Metko - White Acacias
Album: Polka Bandstand; Label: Polkaland
Teddy Charles - Princess Scheherezade
Album: Russia Goes Jazz; Label: UA
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Ocean Moon
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Don Catelli & the All Stars - Jungle Drums
Album: Passionate Percussion; Label: Directional Sound
Weather Report - When It Was Now
Album: This Is This; Label: Columbia
Bill Haley & his Comets - Shaky
Album: Strictly Instrumental; Label: Decca
Al Caiola - 920 Special
Album: Theme from The Magnificent Seven and Other Favorites; Label: UA
Bernie Lowe Orchestra - Exodus
Album: If the Big Bands were Here Today; Label: Cameo
Winifred Atwell & the Pan-Am Jet North Stars Steel Orchestra - The Devil's Daughter
Album: Ivory & Steel; Label: RCA
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One More Thing
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Dinah Lee - Do the Blue Beat
Album: 45; Label: Viking
Graeme Summers - Do the Blue Beat
Album: 45; Label: LaGloria
Mark Thatcher - Do the Blue Beat
Album: 45; Label: UA
Dinah Lee - He Can't Do the Blue Beat
Album: 45; Label: Viking
Rita Pavone - Tu Sei Pallido
Album: L'Album; Label: RCA
Margherita - Tu Sei Pallido
Album: 45; Label: CGD
(non-Froggie bumper) Ernest Ranglin Orchestra - My Boy Lollipop (instrumental version)
Album: The best of millie - my boy lollipop (source material; exclusive on-air live dub mixing by d.j. babyswiss); Label: Spectrum/Universal
Casino Royale - Skaravan Petrol
Album: 45; Label: Kono
Ringo Ska - Help
Album: Betolzkahitoparat; Label: Pork Pie
Tomosaka Rie - Tokai no Manner
Album: Toridori; Label: EMI Japan
Shiina Ringo (with the then-new, as yet unnamed band that would become Tokyo Jihen) - Mayonaka wa Junketsu (live!)
Album: Electric Mole; Label: Toshiba/EMI
Shiina Ringo - Mayonaka wa Junketsu (ft. Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra)
Album: cd single; Label: Toshiba/EMI
(bumper) Mutant Frogs (me!) - (most of) Cassini at Titan
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Renee Martel - C'est Toi Mon Idole
Album: 45; Label: Meteor
The Fenicians - Sweet Honey Bee
Album: demo on band's myspace; Label: s-r
(non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - The End
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
March 1, 2012

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