9/26/2013 Rocket Ship Ska Trip

 

9/26 in a nutshell…

Listen during the Ooh for the funk/ska set containing the groovy “Happy”, Brick’s example of what could accurately be described as “funksteady”. Also heard in that set: Carlos Malcolm & the Fireburners, the UK’s Milwaukee Coasters (not Wisconsin’s, oddly enough!), Jennifer Lara and Cynthia Schloss making her RSST debut. During Sherwood’s Planet, look for back-to-back “Waltzes” by Pete Rugolo and Raymond Scott, with this caveat: Mr.Rugolo’s contribution to the ole 3/4 has good chunks of hard-driving 4/4 swing in it! Shiina Ringo sang one of Sherwood’s favorite arrangements of “Autumn Leaves” followed by a YMCK 3-song set. Helsinkian Marion Rung launched the Home Stretch with our weekly dose of Lollipoppery, continuing the RSST’s weekly string of no-repeat-since-January covers of a certain regional Barbie Gaye hit made famous worldwide by Millie Small. 5:05 saw us launch into 5 Unicorn-label goodies, followed up by 2 Selecter gems, “London’s Burning” from String Theory and the Real to Reel cut “Shock to the System”. We’re also quite delighted to have surprised the hell out of at least one listener with Jimi Hendrix remixed into ska: the Bost & Bim mix of “Crosstown Traffic”. Yes, skassengers, that really was Jimi his bad self, making his posthumous Pirates-label debut. As for the rest of the show, tune in… and stay tuned!

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Jackie Estick - Boss Girl (2:21)
Album: 45; Label: Buster Wild Bells
Cornel Campbell (w./Randy's All Stars) - Make Hay (2:40)
Album: 45; Label: Randy's
Ken Boothe - You're No Good (2:19)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
The Blackstones - Out A Road (2:50)
Album: 45; Label: Beverley's
Jack Sparrow - Beggars Have No Choice (2:28)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
Lloyd Charmers - Soul of England (2:30)
Album: 45; Label: Escort
Prince Buster & the Drumbago All Stars - This Man Is Good (2:22)
Album: 45; Label: Buster Wild Bells
Lord Creator (a.k.a. Kentrick Patrick) - Rhythm of the Blues (2:17)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 60Hz. Ska (2:43)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Roy & Charlie - Take One (2:28)
Album: 45; Label: Randy's
Audley Williams/Ernest Ranglin/Granville Williams Orchestra - Hush Puppy (2:03)
Album: 45; Label: GWO
Carlos Malcolm & the Fireburners - Pound for Pound (2:54)
Album: 45; Label: Ahmad Jamal Productions
Brick - Happy (4:20)
Album: s-t; Label: Bang
The Milwaukee Coasters - Sick and Tired (Oh, Babe) (2:44)
Album: 45; Label: Pama
Jennifer Lara - Impossible (2:47)
Album: Studio One Presents...; Label: Studio 1
Cynthia Schloss - Words Are Impossible (3:49)
Album: 45; Label: Merritone
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 5 Fingers of Ska (4:01)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Lou & the Hollywood Bananas - Kingston Kingston (3:03)
Album: v.a. Bonjour la France vol. 2; Label: BR Music
Bob Andy - Crime Don't Pay (2:20)
Album: The Bob Andy Song Book; Label: Studio 1
Delroy Wilson & Slim Smith - Look Who's Back Again (2:42)
Album: 45; Label: Uptown
The Jay Boys - Del Gago (2:45)
Album: 45; Label: Harry J
The Skatalites - Guns of Navarone (full-length) (3:12)
Album: v.a. Rough & Tough - The Story of Ska 1962-1966; Label: Trojan
Millie (Small) - Poor Little Willie (3:15)
Album: Time Will Tell anthology; Label: Trojan
Don Drummond - Smiling (3:14)
Album: 45; Label: Top Deck
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet (3:01)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Steve Turre - The Emperor (12:47)
Album: s-t; Label: Verve
The Gift - Mermaid Song (3:54)
Album: Explode; Label: Folie
Combustible Edison - Pink Victim (4:11)
Album: the impossible world; Label: Sub Pop
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Ocean Moon (5:01)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Pete Rugolo - Our Waltz (6:55)
Album: An Adventure in Sound - Reeds; Label: Mercury
Raymond Scott - Waltz of the Diddles (2:05)
Album: The Secret 7 - "The Unexpected"; Label: Top Rank/Basta
Della Reese - Always True To You in My Fashion (3:12)
Album: Cha Cha Cha; Label: RCA
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Big Bad Rhino (3:16)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Shiina Ringo - Ringo no Uta (3:27)
Album: cd single; Label: Toshiba/EMI
Emil Richards & the Microtonal Blues Band - Mantra (4:26)
Album: Journey to Bliss; Label: impulse!
Fania All Stars - I'll See You Again (4:39)
Album: Delicate & Jumpy; Label: Columbia
Shiina Ringo - Kareha (Autumn Leaves) (6:31)
Album: Utaite Miyouri; Label: Toshiba/EMI
YMCK - Starlight (3:37)
Album: Family Genesis; Label: Avex
YMCK - Maru de Shojikimono no yo Ni (7:07)
Album: YMCK Songbook - Songs Before 8-Bit; Label: Avex
YMCK - Sabita Tobira dai 8Tengoku (3:03)
Album: Family Genesis; Label: Avex
Azie Lawrence - Want to Be in Love (3:40)
Album: 45; Label: Melodisc
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime (3:08)
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Marion Rung - My Boy Lollipop (1:57)
Album: 45; Label: Philips
Rotterdam Ska-Jazz Foundation - Snake Tie (4:41)
Album: Shake Your Foundation; Label: Grover
Blue Riddim Band - Joke's On You (3:07)
Album: Restless Spirit; Label: Flying Fish
Jump with Joey - El Diablo Ska (3:03)
Album: Ska-Ba; Label: Ryko
Blechreiz - Ska Fish (CIA) (4:03)
Album: Who Napped J.B.?; Label: Rude
K-Mob - (most of) Fistful of Satisfaction (3:30)
Album: Cushdy; Label: Grover
The Braces - Chinese Love (3:38)
Album: v.a. It's a SKAndal!; Label: Unicorn
Spy Club - Rainy Days (3:07)
Album: v.a. It's a SKAndal!; Label: Unicorn
The Busters - Rude Girl (3:52)
Album: 12"; Label: Unicorn
Mr. Review - Tarzan of the '80s (3:31)
Album: Walking down Brentford Road; Label: Unicorn
Donkey Show - Mr. Brown (3:38)
Album: Bali Island ep; Label: Unicorn
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Transkalactic (2:33)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Selecter - London's Burning (3:29)
Album: String Theory; Label: Vocaphone
The Selecter - Shock to the System (3:43)
Album: Real to Reel; Label: Captain Mod
Jimi Hendrix/Bost & Bim - Crosstown Traffic (2:33)
Album: 45; Label: Pirates
Fishbone - Unyeilding Conditioning (4:43)
Album: Give a Monkey a Brain and He'll Swear He's the Center of the Universe; Label: Columbia
the Skalars - Change Up (3:48)
Album: Change Up; Label: Moon Ska
Mutant Frogs - Perception (3:08)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Slackers - Area 51 (3:43)
Album: Lost and Found; Label: Special Potato
The Prizefighters - Night Breeze (3:38)
Album: 45; Label: Prizefighter Sound System
SKAndalous All Stars - The End (3:03)
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
September 26, 2013

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