23min of Ska : Rerun : Following

23ska-bwplaidSorry about the rerun folks. It’s been a big busy week for me. I was getting an episode together and it just wasn’t enough! So, in an effort to at least get you something, here’s an episode from back when I was averaging about 10 listeners a month! It’s a great episode too! Might as well save it from being lost to the sands of time!

00:00 – Corey Dixon & the Zvooks – Play Those Records (Calm Down ’00)
02:08 – Stretch – Kiss the Bride (Armstrong ’96)
04:34 – Westbound Train – Forever (Five to Two ’05)
08:21 – the Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Don’t Worry Desmond Dekker (Medium Rare ’07)
11:54 – 7 Seconds of Love – Twister (Danger is Dangerous ’07)
14:34 – the Usuals – Rocket Reggae (On the Lovers Circuit ’02)
16:41 – the Specials – Gangsters (the Specials ’79)
19:24 – My Superhero – Baggage (SKAteboard Music ’95)

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23min of Ska : Some Help to Pass the Time

23ska roofHere’s a selection of songs to help get you from one end of your day to the next. Actually, it can’t do that, it’s only 23min long, that’s far too short! But, I dunno, play it over and over again? Or pause it after a minute and wait and hour to hit play again for another minute. Something like that, right? All kidding aside, I hope you dig this! That’s a fresh new track from the Delirians, I’m really enjoying their debut full length! Also, check that Rude King track East Coast, cuz Rude King is gonna be all up in ya in a few weeks! You best get out to see them, their live show is certainly something to behold, and they are some of the friendliest folks I’ve ever met!

00:00 – the Delirians – Get Up (Get Up! ’14)
02:34 – the Freecoasters – Keep Moving (the Freecoasters ’14)
04:52 – the Stiff Joints – Wish You Were Mine (Circus on Repeat ’13)
08:13 – Daniel Flores & the Rumba Box – Hard Man Fe Dead (Todo Hombre es Una Isla ’12)
11:22 – Rude King – the Gift (It’ll Probably be Alright ’13)
14:43 – los Kaites – la Noche de las 10 000 Luces (Desde el Imperio de la Decadencia ’12)
18:24 – Johnny Socko – Torgugas (Full Trucker Effect ’97)

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23min of Ska : Stop Me if You’ve Heard This

23skaNegativeHere’s a group of songs you just might recognize. Yeah, there’s a slight twist on them as you can tell as soon as you start listening. OK, yeah, they’re all covers, you get that right? To be fair the first one isn’t expressly billed as a cover, and the lyrics might not be an accurate translation, but you know that song. Hell, even fans on their own YouTube videos call them out on the similarity. This episode has been a journey to discover songs for and put together, hope you all enjoy.

00:00 – Simmer Down – Satu Malam (Cozy Party ’12)
03:18 – los Fabulosos Cadillacs – Rudy (Un Mensage para Vos) (El Stanico Dr. Cadillac ’89)
05:37 – Maggie Mae – My Boy Lollipop (My Boy Lollipop / Bubblegum Blues ’74)
07:51 – Voodoo Glow Skulls – Randy Gordo (Firme (en Espanol) ’96)
10:53 – Red Soul Community – Spanish Bombs (the Clash Goes Jamaican ’13)
15:03 – los Korucos – Sally Brown (De Ke Manera Te Olvido… Chimol!! ’10)
19:01 – Desorden Publico – Pueblo Fantasma (Spare Shells ’00)

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23min of Ska : There’s No Reason Not to Go

23skaHAWAIIANIf you think you should be going somewhere, go. Don’t put it off. Don’t make up a ton of excuses not to go do that thing. It is imperative. Go. We are here to go! We’re not on the Earth to rest on our laurels and watch the world keep passing us by. Don’t stay stationary, go! For the love of all things, go! And don’t stop until you get there. Keep at it. Never settle. Rule your life. There is no reasons not to do these things.

00:00 – the Delegators – I Don’t Mind (All Aboard ’13)
03:05 – the Last Slice – Salena (Fresh Cuts ’12)
06:40 – Stop the Presses – Under Our Beds (Does it Still Look Pretty ’11)
09:36 - My Superhero – Another Kind (Solid State 14 ’97)
12:40 – Mrs. Skanotto – I Don’t Care (Outlier ’14)
15:24 – Bobby Pins & the Saloon Soldiers – No Reason (Dancing on the Moon ’09)
19:10 – the One Droppers – Feeling Fine (the Big One ’11)

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23min of Ska : To Strike Out On Your Own

23ska-bwplaidMan oh man, do I love phrases that have double meanings! “To strike out on your own” mean either to leave everything behind and enter into the world, or it can mean to fail all by your self. I kinda like that, life always has more than one meaning, which is what makes it so great! Right? Well, I think I’m right at least. So hey, here’s a bunch of kick ass ska and ska/punk music for you! If you never heard of any of these bands before, you’re in for a treat! Also, if you know some of them, but not all, I’ll let know right now, they all measure up to each other. So sit back, relax and may your wins be more than your losses.

00:00 – the Scotch Bonnetts – I Do (Live Ya Life ’13)
03:34 – Bim Skala Bim – Wandering Soul (Bones ’92)
06:50 – the Bohunks – Momma (Knows Best) (In the Waiting Room ’11)
10:36 – Reel Big Fish – I’m Cool (Why do They Rock so Hard? ’98)
13:43 – Squirt Gun Warriors – Do What I Do (Don’t Fence Me In ’14)
15:55 – By the Rivers – Vulture – (By the Rivers ’13)
18:35 – Stand Out Riot – Ambush Paddington (Carnival Militia ’09)

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23min of Ska : Power, the Energy and the Upbeat

23ska roofHere’s a fat bunch of ska, rocksteady and ska/punk to fill your ears with! A bunch of great songs! Kicked off with a lost-ish/obscure-ish tune from Goldfinger followed by a song that I’ve never been able to shake out of my head from the Forthrights that I was shocked to find I hadn’t previously played on the podcast. Then there’s an older song from the Amphetatmeanies while I wait for their latest album to finally come out! Speaking of new albums, I’ve included a song from the Georgetown Orbits’ new album that should be coming soon! Then we have the Screw-Ups, who are a great band, so check out their EP, every song on it is great! The Boss Beats were a local act out of L.A. that I got to see and I loved them, but they are no longer together, still the music lives on in my heart and on this podcast. We wrap up w/ a song that I’ve had for a while, but misplaced, so thanks to the A-OKS for being so patient, a great group of guys and providing a killer song to boot! I haven’t done a song breakdown like this in a while. I usually refrain from it, as I find it a little dry in some respects, but I understand that not everyone wants to read my take on the philosophies of life like I usually put up.

00:00 – Goldfinger – Seems Like Yesterday (Meet the Deedles soundtrack ’98)
02:55 – the Forthrights – Lord I Pray (the Forthrights ’12)
06:09 – the Amphetameanies – Life without You (Right Line in Nylons ’00)
09:11 – the Georgetown Orbits – Holding the Key (Third Rock Steady ’14)
13:45 – the Screw-Ups – Don’t Care Much (EP ’13)
16:44 – the Boss Beats – Foolish (III ’12)
20:17 – the A-OKs – Anarchy in the Pre-K (Funemployment Benefits ’14)

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23min of Ska : When Life Gives You Some Lemons

23ska-yellowplaidWhen life has gotten you down, and you don’t know what to do about it, just stop, think, and smile. Seriously, it sounds goofy as all hell, but it works. It really does. I hate to sound like a hippie here, but it is just as simple as that. And if you need some help returning to that happy person you once were, toss on this episode to brighten your day up! It’s a keeper w/ a ton of great tracks!

00:00 – Deal’s Gone Bad – Sweet Morning (Heartbreaks & Shadows ’14)
03:25 – Big D & the Kids Table – I’d Rather (Good Luck ’99)
06:10 – Dan P & the Bricks – Footdown (Watch Where You Walk ’12)
09:16 – the Snails – Liberty Street Lights (Songs from the Hydrogen Jukebox vol. 1 ’14)
12:18 – the Hourglass Cats – Too Damn Rude (Too Damn Rude ’14)
15:32 – Sammy K & the East los Three – Lost in My Youth (Love Letters ’13)
18:48 – Survay Says! – Turn the Page, Wash Your Hands (Observations of the Human Condition ’14)

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