3/29/2012 Rocket Ship Ska Trip

 

3/29 in a nutshell...
This is a recap of RSST Pledge-Drive Style, week 1! On a sad note, we learned about two months late of the passing of pioneering toaster King Stitt, and we saluted him in the "Ooh" with a pair of selections he chatted 'pon 10 years ago in Toronto at Legends Of Ska (THANK YOU General Moses for these historic live-DJ performances!), followed that up with Pledge Drive raps and a well-rounded set of classic ska. As we docked in orbit with the "Voov", Sherwood gave us a heavy-on-the-female-vocal set encompassing Imelda May, Shiina Ringo, Pink Martini, Stereolab and Berthe Wilke. Tom Petty's Heartbreakers (but minus Tom!) went undercover as a surf band (The Blue Stingrays), Cal Tjader cooled out and Tadd Dameron took us to the Casbah to boot! King Stitt got saluted some more in Hour 3, after Gila Adari's GotchaSKAllipop and RSST's FIRST-EVER 4:00 4(-1)-in-a-row! We simply forgot to play one of 'em! To close the show out, a set of Ganja Ska led into a pair of Froggie bumpers, a Prizefighters track and a bit o' Gichy Dan's Beachwood #9 to take us out... we were so wrapped up in our pledge drive we forgot to formally "End" the show! Oh, well...


Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
King Stitt/Lord Creator - Don't Stay Out Late (restarted by dj)
Album: 45; Label: Randy's
King Stitt/Prince Buster - Enjoy Yourself (restarted by dj)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Owen Gray - Mash It! Pts. 1 & 2
Album: v.a. Jamaican R&B 3cd box set; Label: Trojan
Frederick (pre-"Toots") Hibbert - Old Flame
Album: v.a. Trojan Battlefield; Label: Trojan
Stranger & Patsy - Hold Me
Album: v.a. Ska Down Jamaica; Label: Hudson Vandam
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - The Astro 'Gator
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Use Evolving Door
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Don Drummond & his Evergreens - Jet Stream
Album: 45; Label: Rolando & Powie
Roland Alphonso - If I Were a Bell
Album: v.a. History of Ska vol. 1; Label: Studio 1
The Skatalites - Ska in the Vienna Woods
Album: Ska Authentic vol. 1; Label: Studio 1
Lord Brynner - Teach the Ska
Album: Ska Authentic vol. 1; Label: Studio 1
Granville Williams Orch. - Honky Tonk Ska
Album: v.a. King Size Ska; Label: Trojan
Desmond Dekker - King of Ska
Album: Rudy Got Soul anthology; Label: Trojan
Tommy McCook - Ska Jam
Album: 45; Label: Caltone
Baba Brooks Band - Alcatraz
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Imelda May - Meet You at the Moon
Album: Love Tattoo; Label: Verve Forecast
Yellow Magic Orchestra - Simoon
Album: s-t; Label: Restless/Alfa
Shiina Ringo - Torikoshikurou
Album: Karuki Zamen Kuri no Hana; Label: Toshiba/EMI
The Jaztronauts - Theme from Spider-Man
Album: Swank; Label: Jaztrotone
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Ocean Moon
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Spring Bass with Trendy Bogus "Vinyl" Crackle
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Pink Martini - Tuca Tuca
Album: Splendor in the Grass; Label: Heinz
Stereolab - The Flower Called Nowhere
Album: Dots and Loops; Label: Elektra
The Blue Stingrays (The Heartbreakers minus Tom Petty!) - Goldfinger
Album: Surf-n-Burn; Label: Epitone
Cal Tjader - Cool
Album: Greatest Hits; Label: Fantasy
Berthe Wilke - Tivoli Nights
Album: (movie) Reptilicus; Label: MGM Midnight Movies (dvd)
Tadd Dameron - Casbah
Album: v.a. Original Jazz Classics vol. 13 - Strictly Bebop; Label: Capitol
Masaru Sato(h) - Godzilla vs. Anguiras
Album: v.a. Best of Godzilla 1954-75; Label: GNP/Crescendo
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (a bit over half of) Cassini at Titan
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Pinstripes - Find It
Album: The Decay; Label: Stubborn
The Skabays - Stupid Cupid
Album: Here Come...; Label: Get Hip
New Town Kings - Stay On Your Feet
Album: Sound of the New Town; Label: Do the Dog
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - The Astro 'Gator
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Gila Adari - Od Daka Achat
Album: 4tk. 7"ep; Label: Hataklit
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (excerpt) Use Evolving Door
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Insteps - The Dragon
Album: Eleven Steps to Power; Label: Stubborn
Two Tone Club - Bub K. Lewis (ft. King Stitt)
Album: Turn Off; Label: Productions Speciales
The Insteps - The Goat
Album: Eleven Steps to Power; Label: Stubborn
The Hi-Hats - She's My
Album: Ska Got Soul; Label: Titan
Fishbone - I'm a Weed Plant
Album: v.a. Steady Sounds from the Underground; Label: Side 1 (no "Dummy")
The Selecter - My Collie (Not A Dog)
Album: Too Much Pressure; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
JFK & the Conspirators - Mayor of Ganja City
Album: Mayor of Ganja City; Label: Stomp/Moon Ska
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Ska Bump
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Hang Tight
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Prizefighters - Before Tonight
Album: Follow My Sound; Label: s-r (Prize Fighter Sound System
Gichy Dan's Beachwood #9 - (oops! last tune!) (excerpt) Winter on Riverside Drive
Album: s-t; Label: RCA
Air Date: 
March 29, 2012

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