Washing my troubles away
Oh yeah, oh yeah
Maybe these words ring hollow in our troubled times. Or maybe they hit just right. Either way, I hope the potent mixture of 2 Tone, ska-punk, and Jamaican ska that follows finds your ears well. Within this mix, you’ll find five tunes from four different countries — a reminder that it’s not just COVID-19 that has gone global!
00:00 – the Crombies – Wash Wash (Dance Crazee ’16)
03:22 – Justin Hinds & the Dominoes – Over the River (Over the River / Corner Stone ’64)
05:39 – Lxs Fama – la Reina del Desastre (No Caben más Locos ’20)
08:55 – the Bionic Rats – New Day Rudie (T.B.R. ’16)
11:41 – the Cabrians – Time Map (Sun & Shadow Heroes ’16)
15:14 – the Holophonics – Escape Velocity (Phantom Arrival ’18)
17:24 – Beat the Smart Kids – Emoticons (Broke Again ’16)
19:55 – the Swashbuckling Doctors – Better Than Nothing (Better Than Nothing ’20)
RJ sez: Kevin is one half of the very excellent Windy City Sound System, which is kind of a must-listen podcast! Building on Kevin’s picks, I added the Lxs Fama, Holophonics and Swashbuckling Doctors tracks his already killer line up (and in doing so adding another country to the previous count.) I had the pleasure of meeting Keven and his WCSS co-star at the Jump Up Records 25th Anniversary show a few years back, and I couldn’t be happier then, and I couldn’t be happier now that they’re still in the game creating their show! Cheers to the Windy City Sound System!
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