8/1/13 Rocket Ship Ska Trip


8/1 in a nutshell…

The Dreamlets really had their way with their Boy Lollipop, recording the song in both English and Japanese, and in ska and rocksteady. This week, GotchaSKAvered brings us their ska version in English to kick off The Home Stretch. And speaking of English, Judge Dread, the Hotknives, Roy “Symarip” Ellis, Dionne Bromfield and Prince Buster figured in a UK-but not 2Tone 5@5:05. Prince Buster? Yup, it’s a side (“Wash Wash”) that the Jamaican legend cut in London with the Les Dawson Combo featuring a certain Georgie Fame on keys and produced by Blue Beat co-founder Siggy Jackson, who would go on to produce Blue Rivers & the Maroons. Between the Lollie-of-the-week and the “5”, The Miceteeth played “Them”, which was not a cover of the theme from the late ’50s giant-ants movie, but nevertheless way cool. Backing up into Sherwood’s Planet (watta collision!), Mr. Funn was dropping various works by Ken Nordine, YMCK, Teebs, and the Emil Richards August calendar track “Sardonyx” into his mix. Ooh, and was that a pair of ska oldies by suit & tie guys the Brooks Brothers? No, it was a pair of ska oldies from Jamaican ska duo The Brooks Brothers! We also heard an impossibly rare Ken Richards instrumental (he’s usually known as a singer), another instro rarity by Osbert Graham & the WIRL Orchestra, and a Ben Levy vocal number bearing the unmistakable rhythmic stamp of the recently-late Skatalites drummer Lloyd Knibb. That’s your RSST recap for 8/1… tune in and stay tuned!

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Ken Richards - Cane Juice (3:01)
Album: 45; Label: Worldisc
Byron Lee & the Dragonaires - Jamaica Ska (2:27)
Album: 45; Label: Kentone
Roy Shirley & Ken Boothe - Lollipop Tonight (2:20)
Album: 45; Label: Gayfeet
The Renegades - Mr. Hops (2:40)
Album: 45; Label: Merritone
(non-Froggie bumper) Don Drummond - The Rocket (3:08)
Album: 45; Label: Rolando & Powie
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - The Astro 'Gator (3:35)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Winston Samuels - Brokenhearted (2:22)
Album: 45; Label: SEP
Ben Levy - Never Knew Love (2:56)
Album: 45; Label: Crystal
Phyllis Dillon - Thing of the Past (2:37)
Album: 45; Label: Trojan
The Skatalites - Don't Slam the Door (2:29)
Album: Best of...; Label: Studio 1
Osbert Graham & the WIRL Orchestra - That's Enough (2:55)
Album: 45; Label: WIRL
Jennifer Lara - Impossible (2:47)
Album: Studio One Presents...; Label: Studio 1
The Melodites - Vacation (2:12)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Brooks Brothers (!) - I'm Free (2:25)
Album: 45; Label: Rio
Brooks Brothers - How Many Times (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Rio
Roland Alphonso - Determination (2:43)
Album: v.a. Ska Non-Stop vol. 8; Label: West Side/Top Deck
Roland Alphonso - Tough Talk (take 3) (2:19)
Album: v.a. Ska Non-Stop vol. 8; Label: West Side/Top Deck
The Skatalites - Dahil Sayo (2:53)
Album: Scattered Lights; Label: Alligator
The Melodians - It Comes and Goes (2:35)
Album: 45; Label: FAB
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Big Bad Rhino (3:15)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Skankworks Special (2:32)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Wailers - Go Jimmy Go (2:27)
Album: This Is Jamaica Ska; Label: ND
Aubrey Adams & Rico Rodriguez - Stew Peas and Cornflakes (2:29)
Album: v.a. Ska Bonanza; Label: Heartbeat/Studio 1
The Upsetters - A Live Injection (3:14)
Album: 45; Label: Upsetter
Rita Marley - Pied Piper (2:12)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
The Sensations - War Boats (2:17)
Album: 45; Label: Techniques
Eric "Monty" Morris - If I Didn't Love You (2:36)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Greenhenge (2:55)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet (3:01)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Smash Mouth - Satellite (3:33)
Album: Astro Lounge; Label: interscope
Fred Callender's Calypsonians - Pepi To Mi Corazon (3:40)
Album: Grand Bahama Holiday; Label: Carib
Don Catelli & the All Stars (a.k.a. Francis Bay) - So In Love (3:38)
Album: Potent Percussion; Label: Directional Sound
Broadcast - Phantoms (3:26)
Album: Work and Non-Work; Label: Warp
Emil Richards - Sardonyx (1:59)
Album: Stones; Label: UNI
Teebs - You've Changed (2:12)
Album: Ardour; Label: Brainfeeder
Teebs - My Whole Life (2:07)
Album: Ardour; Label: Brainfeeder
Haruomi Hosono - Galaga (4:17)
Album: Video Game Music; Label: Yen
The Moog Cookbook - Black Hole Sun (4:21)
Album: s-t; Label: Restless
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - That Was Now, This Is Then (4:05)
Album: ; Label: Skankworks/IMT
YMCK - Kotob ni Dekinai (4:57)
Album: YMCK Songbook - Songs before 8-Bit; Label: Avex
YMCK - Sarada Shabadaba (3:09)
Album: Family Cooking; Label: Avex
Joe Meek ft. The Blue Men - Magnetic Field (3:10)
Album: I Hear a New World; Label: RPM
Raymond Scott - In the Beginning (3:11)
Album: The Secret 7 - "The Unexpected"; Label: Top Rank International/Basta
Koop. - Summer Sun (ft. Yukimi Nagano) (3:46)
Album: Waltz for Koop.; Label: Quango
Linda Lavin - The Boy From... (2:33)
Album: v.a. MAD Grooves; Label: Rhino
Gary McFarland - Flamingo (2:45)
Album: Does the sun really shine on the moon?; Label: Skye
Ken Nordine - You Do Something to Me (2:36)
Album: love words; Label: Dot
Arthur Lyman - Vera Cruz (3:05)
Album: Bwana a; Label: hifirecord
50 Fingers 5 Guitars - Night Train (3:12)
Album: v.a. Decade of Instrumentals 1959-1967; Label: See for Miles
Nikaidoh Kazumi - Lovers Rock (4:07)
Album: Nikaidoh Kazumi no Album; Label: P-Vine
Tokyo Jihen - Omatsuri Sawagi (3:33)
Album: Kyouiku; Label: Toshiba/EMI
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime (3:08)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Dreamlets - My Boy Lollipop (ska, English) (2:20)
Album: 45; Label: Gaz's Rockin'
The Miceteeth - Them (3:21)
Album: Meeting; Label: P-Vine
Victor Rice - The Whip (2:27)
Album: In America; Label: Megalith
Victor Rice - Fernandinho (2:39)
Album: In America; Label: Megalith
Riddimates - Galaxy Is In Oneself (4:50)
Album: Too Much Blowing is Just Right; Label: Ska in the World
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Flying Frog Foo! (4:42)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Judge Dread - Ska Fever (2:52)
Album: .Ska'd for Life; Label: .Magnum
Hotknives - Don't Go Away (3:42)
Album: Live 'n' Skankin'; Label: Skank
Mr. Symarip (Roy Ellis) - The Skinheads Them Crash the Moon (3:53)
Album: The Skinheads Them a Come; Label: Jump Up
Dionne Bromfield - Foolish Little Girl (2:23)
Album: Introducing...; Label: Island/Lioness
Prince Buster - Wash Wash (3:24)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Perception (3:08)
Album: unrl.; Label: .Skankworks/IMT
Mutant Frogs - Interstellar Teakettle (3:37)
Album: v.a. Echo Chamber - Around the World in Dub vol. 3&4; Label: Dan Dada
Lester Sterling, Johnny Moore & Tommy McCook - Settle Down (2:48)
Album: 4v.a. Ska Bonanza; Label: .Heartbeat/Studio 1
Stranger & Patsy - Do You Remember (3:12)
Album: 45; Label: Escort
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Theme from Enter the Dragon (4:04)
Album: Full-Tension Beaters; Label: Avex
The Prizefighters - One Thousand Words (3:00)
Album: 45; Label: Prizefighter Sound System
Pressure Cooker - Space: 1999 (2:13)
Album: I Want to Tell You; Label: pressurecooker.net
Steady Ernest - Figure It Out (2:38)
Album: Dr. Earnest's Nerve-Steadying Spirits; Label: Beatville
The Skalars - Change Up (3:47)
Album: Change Up; Label: Moon Ska
Gerhana Ska Cinta - There'll Always Be Sunshine (4:05)
Album: The Re-New Authentic; Label: Clockwork
The Skalars - Zero Commitment (3:37)
Album: Change Up; Label: Moon Ska
(non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - The End (3:03)
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
August 1, 2013

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