9/5/2013 Rocket Ship Ska Trip


9/5 in a nutshell…

I can’t do the Ska… and he can’t do the Blue Beat… soyou do it! Now do it some more… and more… and now this time with bongos! THAT was the highlight of the “Ooh” this week, as delivered by The Zodiacs, Dinah Lee, Mark Thatcher, Graeme Summers and the Rockin’ Rebels. Mr. Funn aired what we thought was a lost (read: gone from YouTube) Shiina Ringo/Saito Neko collab, “Marunouchi Sadistic” big-band style, on the telly_ “NHK Songs” to be exact. Glad it was there! “Big” Jim Sullivan was in full Lord Sitar effect on “Emerald City”, and Hal Blaine got us going by being “Soulful” for his September calendar-album track. “The Lollipop” was quite late this week, but well worth waiting for… Ljiljana Petrovic doing it as “Moj Decko Lilihip”. We did a 5(x2)@5:05 simply by pouring five oldie doubles, and we got to hear Skye’s version (from Sound Soldier) of the Armstrong/Sweetnam collab “Into Action” …followed up by Tim’s version from A Poet’s Life. They sound great together, I think! Well, that’s all for now… tune in and stay tuned!

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Clue J & the Blues Blasters - The Slider (2:21)
Album: 45; Label: Coxsone
R. Harper's Band - Discipline (2:27)
Album: 45; Label: Dee's
Buster's All Stars - Mourning (2:40)
Album: unrl. 45; Label: Prince Buster
Jackie Mittoo & the Soul Bros. - Devil's Bug (3:19)
Album: 45; Label: Rio
Ben Levy - Doreen (2:44)
Album: 45; Label: Crystal
Jackie Mittoo & the Carib Beats - El Bang Bang (3:24)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
The Riots - Yeah Yeah (2:17)
Album: 45; Label: Island
Jackie Estick - Daisy I Love You (2:28)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Greenhenge (2:55)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Lord Brynner - Teach the Ska (3:57)
Album: Ska Authentic; Label: Studio 1
Granville Williams Orchestra - Honky Tonk Ska (2:52)
Album: v.a. King Size Ska; Label: Trojan
Desmond Dekker - King of Ska (2:40)
Album: Rudy Got Soul anthology; Label: Trojan
The Zodiacs - I Can't Do the Ska (2:28)
Album: 4tk. 45ep; Label: Treasure Isle
Dinah Lee - He Can't Do the Blue Beat (1:40)
Album: 45; Label: Viking
Dinah Lee - Do the Blue Beat (1:54)
Album: 45 ; Label: Viking
Mark Thatcher - Do the Blue Beat (2:01)
Album: 45; Label: UA
Graeme Summers - Do the Blue Beat (1:58)
Album: 45; Label: LaGloria
The Rockin' Rebels - Bongo Blue Beat (1:48)
Album: 45; Label: Stork
Soweto Stokvel Septette - Eddie's Ska (2:18)
Album: 78; Label: Stokvel
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Flying Frog Foo! (4:43)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Owen Gray - Mash It! Pts. 1 & 2 (4:09)
Album: v.a. Jamaican R&B 3cd box set; Label: Trojan
Lyn Taitt/Baba Brooks Band - 40 Miles of Bad Road (2:32)
Album: 4tk. 45ep; Label: Treasure Isle
Alton Ellis & the Flames - You're Adorable (2:40)
Album: 4tk. 45ep; Label: Treasure Isle
Delroy Wilson & Slim Smith - Look Who's Back Again
Album: 45; Label: Uptown
Colonel (Ken) Elliott & the Lunatics - Guns of the Martian Giants (3:51)
Album: Interstellar Reggae Drive (incl. in reissue of Vulcans' "Star Trek"); Label: Trojan
The Skatalites - Guns of Navarone (3:25)
Album: v.a. Rough & Tough - The Story of Ska; Label: Trojan
Rita Marley - A De Pon Dem (2:37)
Album: v.a. Ska Bonanza; Label: Heartbeat/Studio 1
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet (3:01)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Shiina Ringo/Saito Neko & his Orchestra - Marunouchi Sadistic (3:19)
Album: NHK Songs Pt. 2 b'cast on NHK-G 6/24/09; Label: NHK
Godley & Creme - Foreign Accents (4:35)
Album: L; Label: Polydor
Edmundo Ros - Cherry Pimk & Apple Blossom White (2:08)
Album: dance again; Label: London/Phase4
Billy Vaughn - Goldfinger (2:26)
Album: Moon Over Naples; Label: Dot
Dick Liebert - Deep Purple (2:19)
Album: Hits to Keep Forever; Label: RCA
Caravan Palace - Glory of Nelly (3:41)
Album: Panic; Label: Wagram
Lord Sitar (a.k.a. "Big" Jim Sullivan) - Emerald City (2:53)
Album: s-t (as "Lord Sitar"); Label: Zonophone
Jean-Jacques Perrey - Gossipo Perpetuo (2:05)
Album: Moog Indigo; Label: Vanguard/Ace UK
George Russell Smalltet - Fellow Delegates (5:37)
Album: Jazz Workshop; Label: Bluebird
Shiina Ringo - Suberidai (3:58)
Album: Koufukuron single; Label: Toshiba/EMI
Hal Blaine - Soulful (September) (2:21)
Album: Psychedelic Percussion; Label: Dunhill/Harkit
Guernica - Ginrin wa Utau (Bicycles Are Singing) (3:09)
Album: Kaizou eno Yakudou; Label: Yen
Googie Rene - Caesar's Pad (2:51)
Album: 45; Label: Class
Sylvia Love - Interstellar Lover (6:55)
Album: 12"; Label: RCA
YMCK - Maru di Shojikimono no yo Ni (7:07)
Album: YMCK Songbook - Songs Before 8-Bit; Label: Avex
Joey Altruda - Rolando (7:25)
Album: ...presents Kingston Cocktail; Label: Will
Drain - Wendy Will Win (4:47)
Album: Offspeed and In There; Label: Trance Syndicate
Dean Martin/Julie London/The Ripoff Artist - Sway (4:45)
Album: v.a. Electro Lounge - Electronic Excursions in Hi-Fi Stereo; Label: The Right Stuff
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime (3:08)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Juggling City (4:18)
Album: World Ska Symphony; Label: Avex
Tomosaka Rie - Tokai no Manner (2:53)
Album: Toridori; Label: EMI Japan
Morgan Fisher & friends as "The Burtons" - MacArthur Park (3:02)
Album: "v.a." Hybrid Kids; Label: Cherry Red
(Donatella) Rettore - Donatella (3:13)
Album: 45; Label: Ariston
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Perception (3:09)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mango Jones & his Orchestra - Calalue Ska (2:11)
Album: Explosive New Dance Rhythm - The SKA; Label: Vee Jay
Mango Jones & his Orchestra - The Brave Bulls (2:19)
Album: Explosive New Dance Rhythm - The SKA; Label: Vee Jay
Bobby Jay & the Hawks - Volare (2:29)
Album: Everybody's Doing It vol. 2 - The SKA; Label: WB
Bobby Jay & the Hawks - Tea for Two (2:23)
Album: Everybody's Doing It vol. 2 - The SKA; Label: WB
Carlos Malcolm & his Afro-Jamaican Rhythms - Hunch Back (2:49)
Album: Ska Mania; Label: Up Beat
Carlos Malcolm & his Afro-Jamaican Rhythms - Bonanza Ska (3:04)
Album: Space Flight; Label: Up Beat
Byron Lee & the Dragonaires - Ska de Wah (2:07)
Album: Dance te Ska; Label: BMN
Byron Lee & the Dragonaires - Joy Ride (2:29)
Album: Dance te Ska; Label: BMN
Don Drummond - Schooling the Duke (2:34)
Album: Best of...; Label: Studio 1
Don Drummond - Mr. & Mrs. TV (2:28)
Album: 100 Years; Label: Studio 1
Ljiljana Petrovich - Moj Decko Lilihip (My Boy Lollipop) (1:44)
Album: 4tk. 7"ep; Label: Jugoton
The Drastics - Earl Warren/Here Comes the Bass (7:30)
Album: download single; Label: soundcloud.com
Cabernet Deneuve - Guess (2:25)
Album: Best of All; Label: BRP
Skye Sweetnam - (Let's Get Movin') Into Action (ft. Tim Armstrong)
Album: Sound Soldier; Label: EMI
Tim Armstrong - Into Action (ft. Skye Sweetnam)
Album: A Poet's Life; Label: Hellcat
Top Cats - Tear the Place Down (4:05)
Album: Mr. Donkey Paradise; Label: s-r
Fishbone - (most of) Unyeilding Conditioning ()
Album: Give a Monkey a Brain and He'll Swear He's the Center of the Universe; Label: Columbia
(non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - The End (3:03)
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
September 5, 2013

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