3/15/2012 Rocket Ship Ska Trip


8/15 in a nutshell...
We're back, and glad to be welcoming you aboard! The "Ooh" went time-hopping, starting off with some '60s instros with "Ska" in the title, and winding up with Dr. Buzzard associate Gichy Dan and his Beachwood #9 outfit, after a glitchy detour through 2Tone which was simply... madness. Suggs & crew's Prince Buster cover simply wouldn't play straight through no matter which deck we fed it into, so Georgie Fame's mid-60s remake had to get the job done. But hey_ how 'bout that Gichy Dan! Meanwhile in the "Voov", Sherwood dropped a cool, laid-back MFSB cut bearing the oddly-Kraftwerkian sounding title "Human Machine" for openers. A "curveballs" set involving "not THOSE" Scorpions, Eagles, or Crystals kicked off with... not THAT Fela! A Lionel Hampton/Shiina Ringo DJ mix played us into the 4:00 hour where the 4(+1)-in-a-row set was titled "Bad Boys, Rudies & Miscreants". GotchaSKAvered fed us our first Hungarian "Lollipop", we went juggling with TSPO, and we dug some more Dan (Gichy, not Steely) before winding up with a Mutant Frogs set... Ribbit, ribbit!

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
West Side Symphony Steel Orch. - Jamaica Ska
Album: v.a. Tiger Goes Calypso; Label: Esso
Llans Thelwell & his Celestials - Mughead Ska
Album: 45; Label: BMN
The Mighty Vikings - Mitzle's Ska
Album: s-t; Label: Viking
Tommy McCook - Ska Jam
Album: 45; Label: Caltone
The Muskyteers a.k.a. The Silvertones - Kiddy-O
Album: (Lee Perry & v.a.) The Upsetter; Label: Trojan
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (most of) The Astro 'Gator
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Blues Busters - Soon You'll Be Gone
Album: v.a. Ska Spectacular vol. 2; Label: Charly
Mamie Perry - Lament
Album: 45; Label: Pioneer
Byron Lee & the Dragonaires - Ska-De-Wah
Album: Dance the Ska; Label: BMN
Lord Creator a.k.a. Kentrick Patrick - King and Queen
Album: 45; Label: Randy's
The Special A.K.A. - Gangsters
Album: 45; Label: 2Tone
The Selecter - James Bond
Album: Too Much Pressure; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
Morgan Fisher & friends (as "The Burtons") - MacArthur Park
Album: "v.a." Hybrid Kids; Label: Cherry Red
Madness - (50 sec. of) Madness (twice! ...two glitchy cd player cutoffs_ sorry!)
Album: v.a. The Compact 2Tone Story; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
Georgie Fame - Madness
Album: Rhythm & Blue Beat; Label: Columbia
The Selecter - On My Radio
Album: 45; Label: Chrysalis-2Tone
The Bodysnatchers - Too Experienced
Album: 45; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
Gichy Dan's Beachwood #9 - Winter on Riverside Drive
Album: s-t; Label: RCA
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 60Hz. Ska
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
MFSB - Human Machine
Album: Universal Love; Label: Philadelphia International
Exotik-a-Go-Go - In The Lounge of the Tiki King (incorporating "Anitra's Dance")
Album: Go Ape; Label: s-r
Fania All Stars - I'll See You Again
Album: Delicate and Jumpy; Label: Columbia
Bernie Lowe Orchestra - Exodus
Album: If The Big Bands were Here Today; Label: Cameo
Winifred Atwell - The Devil's Daughter
Album: Ivory & Steel; Label: RCA
Buddy Weed meets Don Elliott - Brazilian Serenade
Album: Vol. 1; Label: Sesac
The Three Suns - Le Petit Fleur
Album: fever & smoke; Label: RCA
(bumper) Mutant Frogs (me!) - It's Always Time Somewhere (custom bumper-timed edit)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Bill Haley & His Comets - Shaky
Album: Strictly Instrumental; Label: Decca
Bill Haley & His Comets - Drowsy Waters
Album: Strictly Instrumental; Label: Decca
Martin Denny - Flotsam and Jetsam
Album: The Enchanted Sea; Label: Liberty
Martin Denny - Baubles, Bangles and Beads
Album: The Enchanted Sea; Label: Liberty
Fela Sowande - The Moon was Yellow
Album: Moonlight and Roses 10"; Label: London
Fela Sowande - By The Light of the Silvery Moon
Album: Moonlight and Roses 10"; Label: London
The Scorpions - Riders in the Sky
Album: 45; Label: Parlophone
The Eagles - The Desperadoes
Album: 45; Label: Pye
The Crystals - Malaguena
Album: 45; Label: Brent
(mix) Lionel Hampton - (most of) Hamp's Mambo
Album: Hamp's Big Band; Label: Audio Fidelity
(into) Shiina Ringo - Ryuukou (ft. Mummy D)
Album: Sanmon Gossip; Label: Toshiba/EMI
(bumper) Mutant Frogs (me!) - One for Freetime
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mungo's Hi-Fi - Bad Bad Boy (ft. Soom T)
Album: Forward Ever; Label: Scotch Bonnet
Delroy Wilson & Slim Smith - Look Who's Back Again
Album: 45; Label: Up Town
Lee Perry - Mad Head
Album: 45; Label: Rolando & Powie
Intensified - Jekyll and Hyde
Album: Faceman Sound; Label: Grover
Ambrus Kyri - My Boy Lollipop
Album: s-t 5tk. ep; Label: Hungaroton
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Juggling City
Album: World Ska Symphony; Label: Avex
The Dreamlets - Nina
Album: 45; Label: Moon Beat
St. Petersburg Ska-Jazz Review - Too Good to Be True
Album: Too Good to Be True; Label: Megalith
Richard Hayman - Americano
Album: Sizzlin'; Label: Blue Ribbon/Premier
Gichy Dan's Beachwood #9 - Young Hearts
Album: s-t; Label: RCA
The Dropsteppers - Why Did I Refuse
Album: Get Up In It!; Label: Megalith
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Transkalactic
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mutant Frogs (not as bumper) - Pro-Pleasure Gas (Capt. 2much Freetime's Ska Mutation)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Penguin On Vacation
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - (most of) The End
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
March 15, 2012

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