5/3/2012 Rocket Ship Ska Trip

 

5/3 in a nutshell...

All bumpers heard in the "Ooh" were various mixes of our "Ska from Studio 5" thingie... three different mixes, and we yakked and yakked over every one of 'em! Want a little more ska? Dandy Livingstone's got whatcha need. In Hour 2, Hal Blaine introduces us to his Flower Society, YMO's Haruomi Hosono plays Galaga, and coming to us from the Little City in Space, the LCS news theme "Tea-A-Wanna Whistle"_ truly a slice of KFAI history, following hot on the heels of Duke Ellington's "Caravan", Piero Umiliani style! The theme of the 4(+1)@4 was the Moon... bands with "Moon" in their name, songs with "Moon" in the title, and of course Bucket Hingley's celebrated Moon Ska Records. We forgot to bring our current crop of Lollipops, so we reprised the mysterious animated character "Fizzy". And the rest of hour 3 was equally effervescent, so drink up, you've got two pints to get through!


Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Cavaliers Orchestra - I Man
Album: 45; Label: Randy's
The Soul Cats - Choo Choo Train
Album: 45; Label: Gas
The Cool Cats - Hold Your Love
Album: 45; Label: Caltone
Dandy (Livingstone) - A Little More Ska
Album: 45; Label: Dice
Buster's Group - Baby Face Nelson
Album: 45; Label: Buster Wild Bells
Buster's All Stars - Cincinatti Kid
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Ska from Studio 5 (Compressed muscular mix)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Baba Brooks with Drumbago's Orchestra - Night Food Ska
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
Granville Williams Orchestra - Nutty Buddy
Album: 45; Label: GWO
Roland Alphonso & Beverley's All Stars - Bali Hai
Album: 45; Label: Dutchess
Eric "Monty" Morris - Children of Today
Album: 45; Label: Island
Monty & the Cyclones - Summertime
Album: 45; Label: Teen
Tommy McCook - Smooth Sailing
Album: 45; Label: Caltone
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Ska from Studio 5 (Step Filter mix)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Yukihiro Takahashi - Kid-nap, the Dreamer
Album: Murdered by the Music; Label: Statik
The Planets - Follow the Leader
Album: Spot; Label: Rialto
Laurel Aitken and the Unitone - Rudi Got Married
Album: 45; Label: I-Spy
The Selecter - On My Radio
Album: Too Much Pressure; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (excerpt) Ska from Studio 5 (Ringmod mix)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Hal Blaine - Flower Society (May)
Album: Psychedelic Percussion; Label: Dunhill/Harkit
Shiina Ringo & Saito Neko - Papaya Mango
Album: Heisei Fuzoku; Label: Toshiba/EMI
ICE (Intergalactic Contemporary Ensemble) - I Dig
Album: I Dig - Live @ the Fine Line; Label: innova
ICE (Intergalactic Contemporary Ensemble) - Main Title from "Man with the Golden Arm"
Album: I Dig - Live @ the Fine Line; Label: innova
Al Kealoha Perry - Song of the Islands
Album: v.a. Hawaii Calls - Favorite Instrumentals of the Islands - presented by Webley Edwards; Label: Capitol
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Disjointed
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Dizzy Gillespie with Gil Fuller & the Monterey Jazz Festival Orchestra - Angel City
Album: s-t; Label: Pacific Jazz/Blue Note
Dizzy Gillespie with Gil Fuller & the Monterey Jazz Festival Orchestra - Love Theme from "The Sandpiper" (a.k.a. "The Shadow of Your Smile")
Album: s-t; Label: Pacific Jazz/Blue Note
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Lymedison
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Haruomi Hosono - Galaga
Album: Video Game Music; Label: Alfa
Piero Umiliani - Caravan
Album: Musica Elettronica v.Uno; Label: Easy Tempo
Tokyo Happy Coats - Tea-A-Wanna Whistle
Album: 45; Label: King (US)
Yello - Pinball Cha-Cha
Album: 12"; Label: Mercury
Mutant Frogs (not as bumper) - A Band of Blue Frogs Playing the Greens
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Sun Ra - (most of) Space Jazz Reverie
Album: The Futuristic Sounds of...; Label: Savoy
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Moon Hop - Hawaii Lullaby
Album: Rockets to New Highs; Label: Banana Juice
Moon Invaders - Twenty-Four Seven
Album: first wave; Label: s-r
Skanic - Czar
Album: Last Call; Label: Moon Ska
Bad Manners - Black Night
Album: Heavy Petting; Label: Moon Ska
Derrick Morgan - The Moon
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
St. Petersburg Ska Jazz Review - Old Devil Moon
Album: Too Good to Be True; Label: Megalith
Fizzy - My Boy Lollipop
Album: cd single; Label: Purple Lion
Little Tempo - Shake It Up Baby
Album: Super Tempo; Label: Speedstar International
Giuliano Palma & the Bluebeaters - Over My Shoulder
Album: Boogaloo; Label: V2/Universal
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Tsuioku no Lilac
Album: Wild Peace Tour Final @ Saitama Super Arena; Label: Avex
Fishbone - Unyielding Conditioning
Album: Give a Monkey a Brain and He'll Swear He's the Center of the Universe; Label: Columbia
Cabernet Deneuve - Teenage Ska
Album: Zucchini (a.k.a. Squash); Label: Bad Taste
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (most of) The Great UFO Crash of '47
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - (excerpt) The End
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
May 3, 2012

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