4/25/2013 Rocket Ship Ska Trip




“Pempelem… pelem-pem-pem!” So sang Azie Lawrence to kick off a set that careened from The Melodians to Chris Farlowe & the Thunderbirds (as “The Beazers”) to Colonel Elliott & the Lunatics and of course included The Skatalites, making for hoppy-skippy-jumpy diversity that had us doing all three. And when we reached Sherwood’s Planet… well, who but Sherwood spins Emerson Lake & Palmerand the Dave Brubeck Octet back-to-back_ and the Bru’s spoken-word meditation on “How High the Moon” at that? The ELP cut was “Tank”, by the way… Yukari Ito took us into the Home Stretch with another of our three ’60s Japanese “Lollipops”, Mutant Frogs took over the 5(+1)@5:05 with a set of some of Sherwood’s bumpers, David Lindley’s take on “Werewolves of London” served to remind us all of his soon-to-be May 22 appearance at Cedar Cultural Center, and we belatedly sent Maggie Thatcher off to the Great Beyond with a certain English Beat song. Phoenix City All Stars added to its cover of “The Selecter” the tune’s original title “Kingston Affair”, and with that, we remind you to Tune In… and Stay Tuned.

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Azie Lawrence - Pempelem (2:20)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
The Melodians - Staircase of Time (2:34)
Album: Sweet Sensation - the best of...; Label: Trojan
Lord Creator a.k.a. Kentrick Patrick - Evening News (2:28)
Album: 45; Label: Prince Buster
The Beazers a.k.a. Chris Farlowe & the Thunderbirds - The Blue Beat (2:25)
Album: 45; Label: Decca
Mango Jones & his Orchestra - Coffee Street Ska (2:01)
Album: Explosive New Dance Rhythm! - The SKA; Label: Vee Jay
Don Drummond - Don D Serenade (4:22)
Album: unrl. 45; Label: probably Studio 1
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Perception (3:09)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Byron Lee & the Dragonaires - Jamaica Ska (2:27)
Album: 45; Label: Kentone
Slim Smith - The New Boss (2:33)
Album: Born to Love; Label: Studio 1
Count Suckle with Freddie Notes & the Rudies - Please Don't Go (2:56)
Album: 45; Label: Q
Johnny "Dizzy" Moore - South China Sea (3:10)
Album: 45; Label: Top Deck
Colonel Elliott & the Lunatics - Cosmic Bust (2:49)
Album: Interstellar Reggae Drive; Label: Trojan
Prince Buster - Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (2:16)
Album: 45; Label: FAB
*(bumper) Mutant Frogs - UFH (Unidentified Flying Hatchling) (2:55)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Lee Perry the Mighty Upsetter - Skango (3:01)
Album: Kung Fu Meets the Dragon; Label: Jet Star
Toots & the Maytals - Loving Spirit (3:00)
Album: From the Roots; Label: Trojan
The Cats - What Can I Do (2:46)
Album: 45; Label: Crystal
The Cherry Pies - Do You Keep On Dreaming (2:32)
Album: 45; Label: Black Swan
Ken Boothe - Give Me Back My Heart (2:37)
Album: Mr. Rock Steady; Label: Studio 1
Ted Heath & his Music - Frogmarch (2:32)
Album: 45; Label: London
Tin Pan Alley - Yellow Magic Carnival (3:30)
Album: Caramel Mama; Label: Crown Japan
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Greenhenge (2:55)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Lloyd Barnes (then-future Bullwackie!) - Time Is Hard (2:17)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
The Upsetters - So Bad (2:25)
Album: 45; Label: Rio
Derrick Morgan - Leave Earth (2:32)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet (3:01)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Yellow Magic Orchestra - Simoon (6:07)
Album: s-t; Label: Restless
Emerson Lake & Palmer - Tank (5:06)
Album: Works; Label: Atlantic
Dave Brubeck Octet - How High the Moon (6:51)
Album: THe Complete Octet Sessions; Label: Definitive/Fantasy
Serani Poji - Merry-Go-Round Jailhouse (4:42)
Album: Merry-Go-Round Jailhouse; Label: Wave Master
Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band - Italiano (4:53)
Album: ...Goes to Washington; Label: Elektra
Carr/McWheele Orchestra - Time Beings (4:10)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Steve Turre - In a Sentimental Mood (8:26)
Album: s-t; Label: Verve
Bernie Lowe Orchestra - Exodus (3:00)
Album: If The Big Bands were Here Today; Label: Cameo
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Interstellar Teakettle (3:37)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Adiss Harmandyan - Nune (3:56)
Album: 45; Label: Dedefon
All Star Orchestra - He Pan Xiang Si (2:21)
Album: Off Beat Cha Cha; Label: Columbia
Oorutaichi - Permanent Candy (5:50)
Album: Cosmic Coco; Label: Out One
The Quests - Hur Pi Tzu Shau Hsiang (2:37)
Album: v.a. Steam Kodok; Label: Grey Past
Shiina Ringo - Tsumi to Batsu (live) (5:05)
Album: Ringo Expo '08; Label: Toshiba/EMI
Weather Report - The Elders (4:20)
Album: Mr. Gone; Label: Columbia
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime (3:08)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Yukari Ito - My Boy Lollipop (1:51)
Album: s-t; Label: King Japan
The Selecter - Street Feeling (3:15)
Album: Too Much Pressure; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
Giuliano Palma & the Bluebeaters - Back on the Chain Gang (4:16)
Album: Long Playing; Label: V2/Universal
Moon Hop - End of Sinai (5:06)
Album: "Welcome Back to the Moon"; Label: Patate
Ska Dynamics - Red Eye City (2:35)
Album: Cow Town Ska; Label: Top Beat
Smokin' Fuzz - Serial Killa Akademy (2:44)
Album: Papel Por Favor; Label: Big 8
The Dynamics - Land of 1000 Dances (4:00)
Album: Version Excursion; Label: grooveattack
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Skankworks Special (3:33)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mutant Frogs - This Just In... (1:23)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mutant Frogs - Pro-Pleasure Gas (Don Cacheine's Disco Kicks) (3:46)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mutant Frogs - Hot Sand and Rolling Waves (2:38)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mutant Frogs - A Band of Blue Frogs Playing the Greens (2:30)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mutant Frogs - Spiral Arms Dub (2:47)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mutant Frogs - A Strange Development (1:14)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - M.F. Bumps (2:23)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Fabulous Poodles - Toy Town People (2:04)
Album: Unsuitable; Label: Pye
Lou & the Hollywood Bananas - Kingston Kingston (3:03)
Album: Bonjour la France vol. 2; Label: BR Music
Tsuyoshi Kawakami & his Moodmakers - Ice Ball (ft. Kaori Takeda) (4:40)
Album: mood inn; Label: cutting edge
David Lindley & El Rayo-X - Werewolves of London (3:43)
Album: Very Greasy; Label: Elektra
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Interstellar Teakettle (3:37)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Whodads - Skahara (2:54)
Album: v.a. Kinky Star Hot Collection 2003; Label: Kinky Star
The Skatalites - Tanya (5:18)
Album: Bashaka; Label: Marston
The English Beat - Stand Down Margaret (Dub)
Album: The Complete Beat 5cd box set; Label: Go Feet/SHOUT Factory
The Coventry Automatics - Jay Walker (3:13)
Album: Dawning of a New Era; Label: Receiver
Phoenix City All Stars - The Selecter (Kingston Affair) (3:23)
Album: Two Tone Gone Ska; Label: Phoenix City
The Hi-Hats - (most of) She's My (3:22)
Album: Ska Got Soul; Label: Titan
SKAndalous All Stars - The End (3:03)
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
April 25, 2013

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