6/27/2013 Rocket Ship Ska Trip

 

6/27 in a nutshell…

Our attempt at a Treasure Isle label tribute in the “Ooh” ran off the rails when we misplaced some of our source materials, and To The Rescue came Decca (Jamaica’s Own Vagabonds), Caltone (Chuck Jacques and The Cool Cats) and even our own Skankworks/IMT (Mutant Frogs), and we were able to resume the Treasure tribute with the hot Baba Brooks cooler “Joe Snow Cone”. Just the kind of thing you want on a warm summer ska night: a “hot cooler”! Well, like they say… one foot in a bucket of burning coals, the other in a bucket of dry ice, on average you’re “comfortable” …so just who is this they, anyway?? Sherwood debuted a new Mutant Frog hatchling to kick off a “Planet” that careened from Sil Austin to the MJQ to the MFSB (and “TLC” at that!) More alphabet soup, you say? Try the double-shot of TSPO that preceded Caravan Palace (Tue. 7/2 @ the Cedar!) in The Home Stretch, which by the way led off with Bad Manners doing the "Lollipop" arrangement lifted-from last week by Brazil's Magazine. We had a 5@5:05 consisting of ska bands from across the Pacific which don’t happen to be Japanese: Gerhana Ska Cinta (Malaysia), Spaceflower Show (Phillipines), Kingston Rudieska (South Korea), the Melbourne Ska Orchestra (Australia) and Jeepney Joyride (Phillipines again). Toss in some local action by The Prizefighters and The Dropsteppers and it’s all the more reason to tune in… and stay tuned!

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Phyllis Dillon (toasting!) - This Is Me (2:26)
Album: v.a. From Boogie to Nyabinghi by Duke Reid; Label: Treasure Isle
Clive & Naomi - Down Down (2:30)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
The Melodites - Vacation (2:12)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Tommy McCook (vocals!) - Jah I (2:15)
Album: v.a. From Boogie to Nyabinghi by Duke Reid; Label: Treasure Isle
Jamaica's Own Vagabonds - Lindska (1:1)
Album: s-t; Label: Decca
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Perception (3:08)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Chuck Jacques - Dial 609 (2:25)
Album: 45; Label: Caltone
The Cool Cats - Hold Your Love (2:13)
Album: 45; Label: Caltone
Baba Brooks - Joe Snow Cone (2:54)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - The Astro 'Gator (3:35)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Eric "Monty" Morris - If I Didn't Love You (2:36)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Joya Landis - Kansas City (2:51)
Album: v.a. Here Comes the 'Duke'; Label: Treasure Isle
Justin Hinds & the Dominoes - Rub Up, Push Up (2:45)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Transkalactic (2:33)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Lymedison (4:30)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Rita Marley - Pied Piper (2:12)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
Audley Williams/Ernest Ranglin/Granville Williams Orchestra - Hush Puppy (2:03)
Album: 45; Label: GWO
The Movers - Jo-Ann (2:08)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
The Vulcans - Back-A-Yard (2:55)
Album: Star Trek (cd reissue bonus track); Label: Trojan
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 5 Fingers of Ska (4:01)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Val Bennett - Jumpin' with Mr. Lee (4:36)
Album: 45; Label: Island
Laurel Aitken - Jericho (1:54)
Album: 45; Label: Rio
Don Drummond - Dew Drops (3:03)
Album: 45; Label: DDarling
Soul Bros. - Wakie Wakie (3:03)
Album: Hot Shot; Label: Studio 1
Clue J & the Blues Blasters - The Slider (2:21)
Album: 45; Label: Coxsone
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet (3:01)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
*Mutant Frogs - Jungles of the Galaxy (short version)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Sil Austin - Venice Cha Cha (2:32)
Album: 45; Label: Mercury
Maury Laws Orchestra - The King Kong Theme (2:35)
Album: 45; Label: Epic
Modern Jazz Quartet - Visitor from Mars (7:18)
Album: Space ; Label: Apple
Lionel Hampton - Hamp's Mambo (3:08)
Album: Hamp's Big Band; Label: Audio Fidelity
Shiina Ringo - Ryuukou (4:13)
Album: Sanmon Gossip; Label: Toshiba/EMI
Ken Nordine - There Will Never Be Another You (2:20)
Album: love words - ken nordine speaks lyrically of love; Label: Dot
MFSB - TLC (3:40)
Album: Universal Love; Label: Philadelphia International
Chic - Savoir Faire (5:01)
Album: C'est Chic; Label: Atlantic
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Big Bad Rhino (3:15)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mutant Frogs - Ocean Moon (5:05)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Les Baxter - Mountains of Mystery (5:02)
Album: sdtk. Barbarian (a.k.a. "Goliath & the Barbarians"); Label: American International
The Jimmy Giuffre 3 - The Swamp People (5:36)
Album: Trav'lin' Light; Label: Atlantic
Raymond Scott - A Message from Where (2:36)
Album: The Secret 7 - "The Unexpected"; Label: Top Rank International/Basta
Sauter/Finegan Orchestra - A Chinese Painting (6:18)
Album: Adventure in Time; Label: RCA
Poncho Sanchez & Terence Blanchard - Dizzy's Dashiki (4:07)
Album: Chano y Dizzy!; Label: Concord Picante
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Calamari Galaxy (3:33)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (excerpt) Cassini at Titan (5:30)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (excerpt) One for Freetime(2:35)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Bad Manners - My Girl Lollipop (Extended Lick Mix) (4:59)
Album: Forging Ahead; Label: Megnet/Epic-Portrait
*The Prizefighters - One Thousand Words (3:00)
Album: 45; Label: Prizefighter Sound System
The Little Elephant - C-571 (6:07)
Album: second fruits; Label: RD
The Dropsteppers - Hot Mess (3:46)
Album: Get Up In It!; Label: Megalith
Buford O'Sullivan - The Night Sky's Turning Blue (3:13)
Album: the club of hopes and fears; Label: Ska Satellite
Gerhana Ska Cinta (Malaysia) - There'll Always Be Sunshine (4:05)
Album: The New Authentic; Label: Clockwork
Spaceflower Show (Phillipines) - Hastened Time (4:46)
Album: Boogie Man; Label: s-r
Kingston Rudieska (S. Korea) - Purple Dog Square (4:37)
Album: cd single; Label: Rudie System
Nicky Bomba conducting the Melbourne Ska Orchestra (Australia) - Confucious (live somewhere in Australia... Melbourne, perhaps?) (3:43)
Album: YouTube upload; Label: s-r
Jeepney Joyride (Phillipines) - Midnite Special (4:26)
Album: Let's Get Party!; Label: s-r
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Cozy's Groove (2:31)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mutant Frogs - The Rough Bark (3:20)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Top Cats - Calling Your Name (3:19)
Album: Mr. Donkey Paradise; Label: s-r
Proyecto Secreto - Olvida Todo (2:46)
Album: Jamaica 69; Label: Zephyrus
Lascelles Perkins - Lonely Moments (2:39)
Album: v.a. Ska Bonanza; Label: Heartbeat/Studio 1
Don Drummond - Don Cosmic (2:32)
Album: v.a. Ska Bonanza; Label: Heartbeat/Studio 1
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Yojigem Samyaku (2:42)
Album: Moods for Tokyo Ska; Label: Epic/Sony
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Hurry Up!! (3:06)
Album: Moods for Tokyo Ska; Label: Epic/Sony
Caravan Palace - Dirty Side of the Street (3:37)
Album: Panic; Label: Wagram
SKAndalous All Stars - The End (3:03)
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
June 27, 2013

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