5/17/2012 Rocket Ship Ska Trip

 

_5/17 in a nutshell..._

It was one week left 'til the Lee Perry gig at the Cedar (backed by Subatomic Sound System!) and we bookended the opening set of the "Ooh" with a pair of classic Scratch skas (Wishes of the Wicked and Do the Push Push). We reprised "Suzie's" Swedish-produced Lolli-knockoff "My Cup of Tea" (and we are starting to ponder just how many MBL-influenced _knockoffs_ (not straight-up covers) actually exist... that'll take some digging. We wrapped up the hour with summa that ollll' moooooon _stompin'!_ from Roy Ellis' old band Symarip before back-announcing over some Ska from Studio 5.  ...Sherwood careened from Horace Silver to Teddy Mertens... ...to Hank Marr to Shiina Ringo on his way to Space Station no. 9 (in a Capsule, of course)... and from there, also to the Moon. Oh, and about the Moon... the home of Neil Armstrong's famous boot prints also turns up in one of the 4(+1)@4 _("hot ska-naries"_ this week) in a Cabernet Deneuve song!  Sakura & the Quests Twisted the GotchaSKAllipop, Prince Fatty & Mutant Hifi had a Nagila, and Giuliano Palma came in from the cold. 'Bout time, it's darn near summer!

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Lee Perry - Wishes of the Wicked
Album: 45; Label: Worldisc
Dawn Penn - Long Day Short Night
Album: 45; Label: Prince Buster
Spanishtown Ska Beats - Stop That Train
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
The Delkins - Isabell
Album: 45; Label: Stampede
Lee Perry - Do the Push Push
Album: 45; Label: Muzik City blank
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 60Hz. Ska
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Kingston All Stars - Happy Hunter
Album: 45; Label: Dice
Suzie (born Maria Paraboom) - My Cup of Tea
Album: (movie) Asa-Nisse i Popform; Label: Svensk Talfilm
Roy Richards - Double Trouble
Album: 45; Label: Island
The Rockin' Rebels - Bongo Blue Beat
Album: 45; Label: Stork
Prince Buster - Wash Wash
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Soweto Stokvel Septette - Eddie's Ska
Album: 78; Label: Stokvel
The Skatalites - Whole World Doing the Ska (ft. ??? voc.?)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
The Clarendonians - Sho Be Do Be
Album: The Best of...; Label: Studio 1
The Skatalites - China Clipper
Album: Ska Boo Da Ba; Label: Wirl/Top Deck
Owen Gray - Mash It! Pts. 1 & 2
Album: v.a. Jamaican R&B 3cd box set; Label: Trojan
Symarip - Skinhead Moonstomp
Album: Skinhead Moonstomp; Label: Trojan
*(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (most of) Ska from Studio 5
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Horace Silver - Senor Blues
Album: Live at Newport '58; Label: Blue Note
Teddy Mertens & his Orchestra - Marijuana Brass
Album: v.a. Another Crazy Cocktail Party; Label: RCA
Hugo Montenegro - Dance of the Flaming Swords
Album: (tv sdtk.) The Man from U.N.C.L.E.; Label: RCA
Stereophonic Space Sound Unlimited - Girl from Acapulco
Album: The Fluid Soundbox; Label: Mai Tai
Phil Upchurch - Cha Cha Maracas
Album: You Can't Sit Down Part 2; Label: Boyd
Hank Marr - Bridge to Shangri-La
Album: 45; Label: Federal
Shiina Ringo - Carnation
Album: cd single; Label: Toshiba/EMI
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Lymedison
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mutant Frogs (not as bumper) - Lunar Lily Pad
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Senor Coconut - The Man-Machine
Album: El Baile Aleman; Label: Emperor Norton
Haruomi Hosono - Galaga
Album: Video Game Music; Label: Alfa
Capsule - Space Station no. 9
Album: Nexus 2060; Label: Phantom
The Ventures - Moon Child
Album: ...In Space; Label: Dolton/EMI
ICE (Intergalactic Contemporary Ensemble) - Man with the Golden Arm
Album: I Dig; Label: innova
Ken Nordine - Adult Kindergarten
Album: Best of Word Jazz vol. 1; Label: Rhino
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (most of) A Band of Blue Frogs Playing the Greens
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Zutto (ft. Crystal Kay)
Album: World Ska Symphony; Label: Avex
Easy Star All Stars - She's Leaving Home (ft. Kirsty Rock)
Album: Easy Star's Lonely Hearts Dub Band; Label: Easy Star
Cabernet Deneuve - About the Moon (ft. Gudkova)
Album: Best; Label: BRP
Mungo's Hi-Fi - Bad Bad Boy (ft. Soom T)
Album: Forward Ever; Label: Scotch Bonnet
The Skabays - Stupid Cupid
Album: Here Come...; Label: Get Hip
Sakura & the Quests - My Boy Lollipop
Album: v.a. Girls in the Garage vol. 9 - Oriental Special; Label: Romulan
Prince Fatty meets the Mutant Hifi - Hava Nagila
Album: Return of Gringo; Label: Mr. Bongo
Giuliano Palma & the Bluebeaters - Coming In from the Cold
Album: The Album; Label: V2/Universal
Void Union - Strange Manor
Album: Undecided; Label: Megalith
Open Season - Elephant Walk
Album: Hot and Fire; Label: Megalith/Leech
The Pinstripes - Find It
Album: The Decay; Label: Stubborn
The English Beat - (most of) Jeanette
Album: 12"; Label: IRS/Go Feet
Skavoovie & the Epitones - Desert Gold
Album: The Growler; Label: Shanachie
(non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - The End
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
May 17, 2012

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