23min of Ska : May Mix Tape : the ’70s : Side B (part 2)

MayMixTape70-SideBPart2Here it is everyone, the end of a long journey through ska’s “lost decade”, the ’70s. We made it! I say we because we took this trip through time and music together! I learned a whole bunch, and listened to a whole lot of music that I’d never heard before, but I really should have! I’ve never been a ska historian, I dig into the now and current a lot more than looking to the past. That’s been a mistake, I can see that now! After putting together this set of songs I’ve learned that if you’re getting sick of ska music, because you think you’ve heard it all, well, shut up, because ska’s history and music runs deep! Let that be a lesson, always be exploring, never rest, get out there, hunt, and enjoy the sweet sounds!

00:00 – Marcia Griffiths – Sweet Bitter Love (Play Me Sweet and Nice ’74)
03:07 – Pluto – Dat (Dat ’74)
06:52 – the Selecter – On My Radio (On My Radio / Too Much Pressure ’79)
09:48 – Althea & Donna – Make a Truce (Uptown Top Ranking ’78)
13:42 – the Specials – Nite Klub (the Specials ’79)
16:42 – Barry Biggs – One Bad Apple (One Bad Apple ’71)
19:20 – Jean & the Gaytones – I Shall Sing (I Shall Sing / Target ’71)

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23min of Ska : May Mix Tape : the ’70s : Side B (part 1)

MayMixTape70-SideBPart1Our sojourn into the world of ’70s ska and rocksteady continues! Finding all these great songs for this episode was a blast! I’ll admit that I’d never heard any of these songs until I submersed myself into it to create this episode. I don’t (and you shouldn’t) consider myself a ska expert, I’m just an enthusiast with enough free time on my hands to find great tracks and cobble them together for anyone willing to listen. This might be the best one yet, these are songs I know I’m going to personally revisit in the future and probably find out more from these artists!

00:00 – Iron Capone – Pop-A-Version (Pop-A-Version ’74)
03:00 – Max Romeo & the Hippy Boys – Clap Clap (Clap – Clap / You’ve Got Your Troubles ’70)
04:58 – Brent Dowe – de Pon the Wicked (de Pon the Wicked ’76)
08:28 – Ansell Collins – Cotton Dandy (Cotton Dandy / Don’t Get Weary ’70)
11:42 – the Heptones – Hypocrite (Hypocrite ’72)
14:41 – Junior Byles – Weeping (W-E-E-P-I-N-G / Magnus in the Morning ’76)
18:49 – Al Brown with Skin, Flesh & Bones – Here I am Baby (Come and Take Me) (Here I am Baby, Come and Take Me ’74)

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23min of Ska : May Mix Tape : the ’70s : Side A (part 2)

MayMixTape70-SideAPart2Back again with another round of 1970s ska, or rather, ska and rocksteady! It’s part two of a 90min mix tape w/ a focus on the ’70s. Now let it be known that this isn’t a “best of the ’70s” kind of thing, just a bunch of great songs from that decade that have never been played on an episode of 23min of Ska before. I hope everyone else out there is enjoying this little history lesson as much as I do. It isn’t often that I have to do this much research, but I think everything is turning out awesome!

00:00 – the Gaylads – My Jamaican Girl (My Jamaican Girl ’71)
02:25 – Ken Boothe – Everything I Own (Everything I Own / Drum Song ’74)
06:02 – Toots & the Maytals – 54-46 That’s My Number (In the Dark ’77)
09:24 – John Holt – My Heart is Gone (My Heart is Gone ’70)
12:04 – Keeling Beckford – Treasure of Love (Treasure of Love ’75)
14:52 – Luddy Pioneer with Joe Lewis & the Ska Kings – Housewife Choice (Ska Revival Vol. 1 ’75)
18:02 – Lloyd Charmers – Oh Me Oh My (I’m a Fool for You Baby) (Oh Me Oh My / I Did It ’71)
20:53 – Heavy Manners – Attention (World War Six ’79)

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23min of Ska : May Mix Tape : the ’70s : Side A (part 1)

MayMixTape70-SideAPart1It’s May, that means it is time for another 90min digital mix tape, broken into 4 parts, with a decade spanning theme, this time it is the 1970s! Not gonna lie, this’ll be an odd month. Ska was really winding down in Jamaica in the early ’70s and wouldn’t pick up in a big way until the late ’70s in the UK. So it’ll be an odd mix, but an important one in representing some ska history.

00:00 – the Specials – (Dawning of a) New Era (the Specials ’79)
02:23 – Derrick Morgan – Rasta Don’t Fear (Rasta Don’t Fear ’74)
04:54 – Ken Lazarus – Put Yourself in My Place (John Jones / Put Yourself in My Place ’70)
07:10 – Lord Tanamo – Rainy Night in Georgia (Rainy Night in Georgia / In Love with You ’70)
12:08 – the Clash – Rudie Can’t Fail (London Calling ’79)
15:30 – Judge Dread – Ding a Ling (Dreadmania ’73)
17:53 – Laurel Aitken – Landlords and Tenants (Landlords & Tenants / Everybody Suffering ’70)
20:30 – Madness – Swan Lake (One Step Beyond ’79)

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Radio Show : a Celebration of Johnny Socko

theJohnnySockopicA celebration of the music of Johnny Socko I did for BobSkaRadio.com. Includes classic Johnny Socko tunes as well as some lesser heard gems. Also I got to talk to both of the Johnny Socko guitarists, Joe Welch and Chris Smail to hear what it was like to be on the other side of the stage. Not only do I bring the Socko musical goodness, I also take a break to play some songs from the Las Vegas Bodysnatchers and Coolidge, both bands full of Socko alums. All this, as well as stories from fans of the music!

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23min of Ska : Stop…

23skaSTOPStop hate. Stop racism. Stop sexism. Stop. Just stop. Sometimes we all need just a full stop. We stop to rethink and reassess ideas that we may’ve become entrenched in. Ideas and ruts that just may not even apply to what you believe in anymore. Stop. Breath. Think. Go!

00:00 – the BlueBeaters – Catch That Teardrop (Everybody Knows ’15)
03:54 – the Bohunks – Dim Witted Friend (In the Waiting Room ’11)
06:24 – the Branlarians – Gogo Boots (the 1st and Maybe the Only! ’13)
09:26 – the Amphetameanies – No Fun Tomorrow (Last Chance Bordello ’14)
12:58 – After Hours – Almost Like Being in Love (the Trouble with Those Guys is… ’00)
15:43 – Caz and the Day Laborers – You Know You’re Wrong (Caz and the Day Laborers ’13)
19:12 – el Bosso & die Ping Pongs – Bis zum naechesten Tag (Hier und Jetzt oder Nie ’14)

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23min of Ska : the Level of Your Consciousness

23ska8BALLThere is so much going on day to day to be conscious of everything that is going on. There is so much more awareness that each of us need just to get by, or at least get by being fully informed that is. This is something we can all strive for, and achieve, but we always must be aware of the pitfalls of thinking we’ve got how the world works all figured out. We don’t, we never will, we need to find our place in it and remember why we are where we are at, and if that needs to change, we change it. We can do this, make the planet better, but we always need to be meta-conscious of ourselves.

Oh, and hey, this first track is by the very excellent the Duppies and they’re trying to raise some cash for their new album. This is the title track, if you dig it, there’s more of it to come! Toss down for some great music: http://kck.st/1NfUHaM

00:00 – the Duppies – Broken Organ (Broken Organ ’15)
03:26 – the Shifters – Waiting for a Sign (In It! ’12)
06:32 – Mr. T-Bone & the Young Lions – You Don’t Know (Nothing to Lose ’11)
09:09 – the Delegators – Be Good to Me (All Aboard ’13)
11:26 – Abraskadabra – You Want (Fun as in Fungus ’14)
14:13 – Deal’s Gone Bad – All Right (Heartbreaks and Shadows ’14)
16:51 – the Forthrights – Trust Me (the Forthrights ’12)
18:58 – the Bandulus – Over the Edge (the Times We Had ’12)

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