8/8/2013 Rocket Ship Ska Trip



Wow, we’ve got to start our spiel in the Home Stretch again, ‘cuz conspicuous by its absence this week is the 5@5:05… you know what that means, right, skassengers? That’s right, watch this space next week for TEN of something-in-a-row! In GotchaSKAvered action, The Dreamlets were once again responsible for this week’s Lollipop, but this time in their native Japanese. Now, how best to describe Mrs. Skannotto? Imagine the Mighty Mighty Bosstones at their boss-est, allowing more of the influence of jazz to infuse itself into their writing and arranging. The evidence? Songs like “Wage War”, for starters. You can hear it in the archive after The Selecter’s “Cool Blue Lady” (“The Selecter are coming to the Cedar on Sept. Friday the 13th! WHO SAYS Friday the 13th is unlucky???” _d.j. cozy little). We also heard another coming-to-towner, the mighty Jimmy Cliff, acoustically at the KCRW session, doing his current hit "One More".  He'll be bringing it!!! to First Avenue Thursday Sept. 19. In the “Voov”, Sherwood sure loves pourin’ those doubles. Jimmy Giuffre, Duke Ellington, Les Baxter, Sun Ra and Señor Coconut all got two spins apiece, as did the song “Mangos”, in which the Frank Comstock Orchestra backed Rosemary Clooney, and the Saito Neko Orchestra backed Shiina Ringo in a retitled “Papaya Mango”. And, “Ooh”, look way up at the top of the playlist… Cozy ‘n’ the Cap’n poured a Carlos Malcolm double! Now just to remind you of next week again, there WILL BE a 10@5:05… tune in, and stay tuned!

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Carlos Malcolm & his Afro-Jamaican Rhythms - Hunch Back (2:39)
Album: The Royal Ska anthology; Label: Jamaican Gold
Carlos Malcolm & his Afro-Jamaican Rhythms - Cut Munu (3:10)
Album: The Royal Ska anthology; Label: Jamaican Gold
Granville Williams Orchestra - Nutty Buddy (2:43)
Album: 45; Label: GWO
Soul Bros. - Searching for Weapons (4:01)
Album: Carib Soul; Label: Studio 1
C. Hyman - The Ska is Movin' On (1:55)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
Don Drummond & his Evergreens - Jet Stream (2:55)
Album: 45; Label: Rolando & Powie
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Transkalactic (2:33)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Lester Sterling - Skaramount (2:05)
Album: 45; Label: Randy's
Roland Alphonso & the Skatalites - Well Charge (2:34)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
Dennis Sindrey - Yellow Bird (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Premiere
Cavaliers Orchestra - I Man (2:42)
Album: 45; Label: Randy's
Baba Brooks - Duck Soup (2:29)
Album: 45; Label: Island
Buster's All Stars - Driving West (3:00)
Album: 45; Label: Wildbells
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 60Hz. Ska (2:43)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 5 Fingers of Ska (4:01)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Laurel Aitken - Jericho (1:54)
Album: 45; Label: Rio
Lou & the Hollywood Bananas - Kingston Kingston (3:02)
Album: v.a. Bonjour la France vol. 2; Label: BR
The Fabulous Poodles - Toy Town People (2:04)
Album: Unsuitable; Label: Pye
The Specials - Rude Boys Outa Jail (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
The Bodysnatchers - Easy Life (3:11)
Album: 45; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Baron von Skankin' Frank (4:19)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Tin Pan Alley (H. Hosono) - Yellow Magic Carnival (3:30)
Album: Caramel Mama; Label: Crown Japan
Stranger & Patsy - Do You Remember (3:12)
Album: 45; Label: Escort
Keith & Ken - I Won't Let You Go (2:13)
Album: Dance the Ska; Label: BMN
The Charmers - Try Me One More Time (1:50)
Album: v.a. Dynamite Ska 3; Label: Kingston Gold
The Skatalites - (excerpt) Ska in the Vienna Woods (2:00)
Album: Strictly for You; Label: Studio 1
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet (3:01)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Hal Blaine - Vibrations (August) (2:15)
Album: Psychedelic Percussion; Label: Dunhill/Harkit
Osamu Kitajima - Masterless Samurai (5:07)
Album: Masterless Samurai; Label: Headfirst
Jimmy Giuffre - Bananera (3:04)
Album: The Small Group Sessions 1947-1953; Label: House of Jazz
Jimmy Giuffre - Frappe (3:01)
Album: The Small Group Sessions 1947-1953; Label: House of Jazz
Duke Ellington - Half the Fun (4:18)
Album: Such Sweet Thunder; Label: Columbia
Duke Ellington - Grace Valse (2:27)
Album: (sdtk.) Anatomy of a Murder; Label: Columbia
Les Baxter - Pool of Love (2:04)
Album: The Sacred Idol; Label: Capitol
Les Baxter - Aqueducts (3:15)
Album: The Sacred Idol; Label: Capitol
Ferrante & Teicher - Sabre Dance (4:03)
Album: Classical Disco; Label: UA
Sun Ra - Saturn
Album: Jazz in Silhouette ; Label: Evidence
Sun Ra - Velvet
Album: Jazz in Silhouette ; Label: Evidence
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Jungles of the Galaxy (6:18)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Jimmie Haskell - Moonlight Cha Cha Cha (1:57)
Album: Count Down!; Label: Imperial
Senor Coconut - Oxygene Pt. 2
Album: Fiesta Songs; Label: Emperor Norton
Senor Coconut - Blue Eyes
Album: Fiesta Songs; Label: Emperor Norton
Haruomi Hosono & UA - Yumemiru Yakusoku (3:18)
Album: TV studio performance - our music 4; Label: Fuji TV
Miharu Koshi - L'Acqua Sonora (4:57)
Album: Echo de Miharu; Label: 60
Rosemary Clooney - Mangos (ft. Frank Comstock Orch.) (2:35)
Album: 45; Label: RCA
Shiina Ringo/Saito Neko - Papaya Mango (3:05)
Album: Heisei Fuzoku; Label: Toshiba/EMI
Carl Stevens - It Had to Be You (2:16)
Album: "skin" and bones; Label: Mercury
The Blue Stingrays - Zuma Sunset (2:41)
Album: Surf-n-Burn; Label: Epitone
Stereophonic Space Sound Unlimited - Love Goddess (2:22)
Album: the fluid soundbox; Label: Mai Tai
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (most of) Ocean Moon (4:17)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime (3:08)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Dreamlets - My Boy Lollipop (ska, Japanese) (2:10)
Album: Ready Rocksteady Go 7"EP; Label: Brutus
Ernest Ranglin - You Won't See Me (4:16)
Album: a Mod a Mod; Label: K&K
The Dropsteppers - Why Did I Refuse (3:50)
Album: Get Up In It!; Label: Megalith
The Dropsteppers - Extraordinary Woman (4:19)
Album: Get Up In It!; Label: Megalith
The Selecter - Cool Blue Lady (3:28)
Album: Celebrate the Bullet; Label: Chrysalis
Mrs. Skannotto - Wage War (4:11)
Album: All These Evolutions; Label: s-r
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - The Eye of Cyclophibius (4:45)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Liptones - Pyramids of Egypt (4:24)
Album: In English; Label: AMTY/808
Jimmy Cliff - One More (4:17)
Album: The KCRW Session; Label: Sunpower/UMe
The Slackers - Ska Boheme (4:07)
Album: The Boss Harmony Sessions; Label: Rockers Revolt
Jools Holland Rhythm & Blues Orchestra - I'm in the Mood for Love (ft. Jamiroquai) (3:07)
Album: Small World Big Band; Label: Warner
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Ska from Studio 5 (3:20)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mutant Frogs - Flying Frog Foo! (4:45)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Giuliano Palma & the Bluebeaters - Be Young Be Foolish Be Happy (3:45)
Album: Boogaloo; Label: V2/Universal
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - You'll Never Walk Alone (4:00)
Album: Paradise Blue; Label: Avex
Cabernet Deneuve - Moscow (3:10)
Album: Best; Label: BRP
Kingston Kitchen - You Make Me Sing (4:14)
Album: Today's Special; Label: Megalith
Goldmaster All Stars - Colt 45 (3:31)
Album: Colt 45; Label: s-r
(non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - The End (3:03)
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
August 8, 2013

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