7/11/2013 /Rocket Ship Ska Trip


7/11 in a nutshell…

An attempted RSST “Space Month” opening-oldies salute to everything from Roswell to John Glenn’s birthday to Neil Armstrong’s moonwalk (all July events!) got thoroughly derailed this week, but we still got in “Rocket Ship” (Tommy McCook), “Leave Earth” (Derrick Morgan) and “Cosmic Bust” (Col. Elliott & the Lunatics) in addition to Mutant Frogs bumpers like “Transkalactic”, “Interstellar Teakettle” and “Cassini at Titan”. Sherwood’s Planet fans got to enjoy a bit of the Frogs’ new “Jungles of the Galaxy,” in addition to a cumbia,titled “He’s a Tripper”, about galaxy-trotting musical astronaut Lee “Scratch” Perry (as well as original funkateer James Brown), performed by Australia’s Melbourne Ska Orchestra. They’re so good it’s sorely tempting to add the word “Paradise” to their name! Speaking of Paradise, Tokyo’s finest turn up in the Home Stretch with their “Hungry Beast”, right after another Oz act, the Unicorn-era Late Notes. The GotchaSKAvered Lollipop-of-the-Week was the work of Betka Stankova, echoing a previous decade’s version of “My Boy”, or in this case “Mne Se Libi Bob”, sung by Yvonne Prenosilova. The 5@5:05 went long (though no 8-minuters this time around) and was followed up by The Dropsteppers, by way of plugging their Nye’s house gig every Monday night. The Megalith band has a new EP dropping real soon… and you’ll here it here! Tune in and stay tuned… it gets spacier next week!

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Derrick Morgan - Leave Earth (2:31)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Prince Buster All Stars - Driving West (3:00)
Album: 45; Label:
Colonel Elliott & the Lunatics - Cosmic Bust (2:49)
Album: Inrterstellar Reggae Drive; Label: Trojan
Tommy McCook & the Supersonics - Our Man Flint ("Sway") (3:20)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Prince Buster All Stars - Time Machine (2:43)
Album: 45; Label: Prince Buster/Voice of the People
Prince Buster - Ob La Di, Ob La Da (2:16)
Album: 45; Label: FAB
The Shieks - Mr.Fraser (2:49)
Album: 45; Label: C and N
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Transkalactic (2:33)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Interstellar Teakettle (3:37)
Album: unrl. ver.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Wailers - Jumbie Jamboree (3:32)
Album: 45; Label: Island
Val Bennett - City Demonstration (2:11)
Album: v.a. Clancy Eccles presents his Reggae Revue; Label: Heartbeat
Rita Hovink - De Blue Blue Beat (1:56)
Album: 45; Label: CNR/Moonglow
Calvil Dafos - Brown Sugar (2:25)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Justin Hinds & the Dominoes - Rub Up, Push Up (2:45)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Cedric Im Brooks & the Divine Light - Carry Go Bring Come (2:40)
Album: From Mento to Reggae to Third World Music; Label: VP/17 North Parade
The Upsetters - So Bad (2:25)
Album: 45; Label: Rio
The Skatalites - Guns of Navarone (full-length) (3:12)
Album: v.a. Rough & Tough - The Story of Ska; Label: Trojan
The Jay Boys - Del Gago (2:45)
Album: 45; Label: Harry J
Stranger Cole - We Are Rolling (2:26)
Album: 45; Label: Island
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Cassini at Titan (10:30)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Ken Boothe - Come Running Back + Dub (6:11)
Album: 12"; Label: Studio 1
Frank Cosmo - Old for New (3:01)
Album: 45; Label: Top Sound
Lord Inventor - Rosieta (2:31)
Album: 45; Label: Coxsone
(non-Froggie bumper) Prince Buster & the Prince Buster All Stars - Apatchi (3:01)
Album: 45; Label: Soulsville Center/Buster's Shack
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet (3:01)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Sun Ra and the Arkestra - Saturn (3:56)
Album: Sound of Joy; Label: delmark
Sun Ra and the Arkestra - Reflections in Blue (6:17)
Album: Sound of Joy; Label: delmark
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Simoon (ft. Megumi Mashiro) (5:59)
Album: Tokyo Strut; Label: Epic/Sony
Mutant Frogs - Vibe Steady (4:51)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Ken Nordine - Alphabet/Numbers (6:13)
Album: Upper Limbo; Label: Grateful Dead
Melbourne Ska Orchestra - Katoomba (3:35)
Album: s-t; Label: Four|Four
Melbourne Ska Orchestra - He's a Tripper (3:17)
Album: s-t; Label: Four|Four
Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra - The Manteca Suite (16:27)
Album: v.a. The Original Mambo Kings; Label: Verve
The Clash - Look Here (2:43)
Album: Sandinista!; Label: Columbia
Shiina Ringo - Poltergeist (3:41)
Album: Karuki Zamen Kuri no Hana; Label: Toshiba/EMI
Carr/McWheele Orchestra - Time Beings (4:22)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Surf Dawgs - Perfidia (2:11)
Album: Unleashed; Label: Big Wave
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (excerpt) Jungles of the Galaxy (3:44)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime (3:08)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Betka Stankova - Mne Se Libi Bob (1:52)
Album: sdtk. Rebelove; Label: Sony/BMG
The Skatalites - Oriental Ska (5:08)
Album: Ska Voovee; Label: Shanachie
*Mutant Frogs - Ska of the East (3:51)
Album: v.a. Echo Chamber - Around the World in Dub vol. 3 & 4; Label: Dan Dada
Melbourne Ska Orchestra - Lygon St. Meltdown (4:21)
Album: s-t; Label: Four|Four
The Skatalites - Burru Style (7:38)
Album: Hi-Bop Ska; Label: Shanachie
The Specials - Stereotype (6:13)
Album: BBC Sessions; Label: BBC/EMI
Open Season - Elephant Walk (6:08)
Album: Hot and Fire; Label: Megalith
Void Union - Strange Manor (7:08)
Album: Undecided; Label: Megalith
David Hillyard & the Rockstrady 7 - Duppy Conqueror (7:55)
Album: United Front; Label: Do the Dog
The Dropsteppers - Hold It In (3:15)
Album: Get Up In It!; Label: Megalith
The Late Notes - Yeah Alright (3:10)
Album: Hallelujah Ska; Label: Unicorn
The Late Notes - Local Member (2:26)
Album: Hallelujah Ska; Label: Unicorn
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Hungry Beast (4:01)
Album: Walkin'; Label: Avex
Madness - Misery (3:15)
Album: Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da; Label: e-one/Cooking Vinyl
(non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - The End (3:03)
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
July 11, 2013

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