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23min of Ska : the Homecoming Issue!

23skaHOMECOMINGOh man, it’s that time of year again in the States (or elsewhere as well, I’m a ska fan, not a historian of the world and its celebrations) where people head back to their small towns and take in a football game or whatever and the high school kids are all fretting about the big dance… yup, it’s homecoming season! So yeah, find that old jacket that’s been packed away for decades, blow the dust of the ludicrously expensive class ring, and maybe talk to some of the few cool people you went to school with… you know the ones, the ones in your “Screw the actual “cool” people” club! Yeah, all your friends! I swear, call both of them! It’s Homecoming mother bitches!

00:00 – SkaTune Network – Cold Raviolis (Pick it the Fuck Up! ’19)
02:56 – Ska Trek – True Confession (Move Along ’00)
05:48 – El Grande – Never Going Back (Brick City Sound ’19)
08:59 – SICK PINS – Vertical Drops (Now That’s What I Call Sick Volume 1 ’19)
11:11 – High School Football Heroes – Don’t Come Around (We’ve Fooled Around Long Enough ’06)
14:25 – King Kong Girio – You Won’t Say It (King Kong Girio 1 ’11)
17:50 – illuminati hotties – New Girl (Hidden Tape Unlocked: Vol 1 comp ’19)
20:18 – Prince Buster – 30 Pieces of Silver (30 Pieces of Silver / My National Ska ’64)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by donating on Patreon or by finding & liking 23min of Ska on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher.

Also, feel free to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever.

What to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
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Another way to support this podcast is to listen to and support our sister podcast the Ska After Party or to buy some records from our partners in crime over at Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, they carry some great vinyl ska records!

23min of Ska : the Grover Records Special!

23skaGROVERCards out on the table, Grover is a boss record label! Founded in 1993 by Oswald Münnig, and distributing out of Germany they are as well known for issuing some rad albums but also licensing a lot of great ones too! They’ll help bands from outside Germany and Europe get releases over there, they’ll also issue albums on vinyl when a band’s main label only plans on a CD release. I chose to focus on releases from the main Grover label and releases that were only on Grover or Grover released first, because they co-released and rereleased a lot of great stuff! It’s an embarrassment of fantastic music! Needless to say, Grover has been hooking us all up with great music over and over!

00:00 – Dr. Ring-Ding & the Senior Allstars – Dandimite Ska (Dandimite! ’95)
03:51 – Laurel Aitken with Court Jester’s Crew – Woman is Sweeter Than Man (Jamboree ’00)
05:57 – Rude & Visser – Letter in the Mail (Red Rum ’02)
09:38 – the Stingers ATX – Telephone Breakdown (This Good Thing ’02)
12:04 – the Caroloregians – Special Brew (Funkify Your Reggay ’10)
15:28 – Moon Invaders – It’s Alright (the Fine Line ’11)
17:26 – Boss Capone – Cinderella (Boss Capone’s ’69 Reggae Bonanza ’15)
20:20 – the Magnetics – She don’t wanna Sleep Tonight (Coffee & Sugar ’19)

Visit Grover Records to find more great music: www.grover.de

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by donating on Patreon or by finding & liking 23min of Ska on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher.

Also, feel free to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever.

What to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
Have something else to say? Email: podcast@23ska.com

Another way to support this podcast is to listen to and support our sister podcast the Ska After Party or to buy some records from our partners in crime over at Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, they carry some great vinyl ska records!

 

23min of Ska : the Autumn Issue

23skaAUTUMNAutumn/Fall is right around the corner, so let’s tour the world and find a bunch of great ska songs from everywhere! Okay, yeah, what does Autumn and world travel have common? Eh, not much, but hey, check out this crazy awesome line up of music? Right? Oh yeah!

00:00 – Rapid – Lauf! (Astronaut Kosmonaut ’17)
02:57 – Suspense Heroes Syndicate feat. Bosky – Mary (Mary ’19)
06:24 – Maskatesta – Solo un Minuto (the Maskatonians All Stars & Friends ’07)
11:18 – ZEME LIBRE – Boomers (Millions ’19)
16:31 – Paul the Kid – Off the Plane (Swimming Through The Milky Way ’17)
20:11 – Derrick Morgan – No Raise, No Praise (No Raise, No Praise / Loving Baby ’63)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by donating on Patreon or by finding & liking 23min of Ska on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher.

Also, feel free to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever.

What to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
Have something else to say? Email: podcast@23ska.com

Another way to support this podcast is to listen to and support our sister podcast the Ska After Party or to buy some records from our partners in crime over at Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, they carry some great vinyl ska records!

23min of Ska : the Asian Man Records Special!

23skaAMR

cover photo : Jason Travis

I loved making this episode. I love Asian Man Records. I love Mike Park. And I love all the acts that he got together to release music from. Asian Man Records was a big part of my early years of loving the ska sound, as I was already a fan of ska, but AMR really helped me branch out and learn about more bands. As a pretty skint kid, I didn’t always have the cash to buy a ton of CDs and AMR kept it as cheap as he could and put out super cheap samplers to find out and hear new bands. I have so many AMR records on my shelf, ska, ska/punk and of other genres that this was an easy one to get together. I know I leaned a bit on the early years here, but I also wanted to show AMR is still holding up the ska banner and supporting those songs. Mike was a man of many tastes, and he always had good taste, so if it was ska or not I’d always check it out, and usually dig it! But for the topic at hand, we’re focusing on the ska and ska/punk and you may or may not be surprised how much it isn’t packed to the gills with ska/punk! So thank you to the small but mighty staff at Asian Man Records and thank you to Mike Park for all the past years and all the great ska releases to come!

00:00 – Link 80 – Verble Kint (17 Reasons ’97)
01:57 – Unsteady – Rockstar (Nevergonnabearockstar) (Double or Nothing ’97)
05:21 – Johnny Socko – Rumpy Pumpy (Full Trucker Effect ’97)
08:37 – the Chinkees – Breath Out the Fight (Peace Through Music ’99)
10:06 – Chris Murray – Steady Beat Convention (4-Trackaganza! ’01)
12:20 – MU330 – Let Go Again (Ultra Panic ’02)
14:30 – Buck-O-Nine – Cook Me in the Bowl (Sustain ’07)
17:23 – Monkey – You’re Becoming a Jerk (and Nobody Likes You) (Bananarchy ’15)
19:04 – the Abruptors – Deserve (Love & Other Disasters ’19)

Visit Asian Man Records to find more great music : http://asianmanrecords.com/

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by donating on Patreon or by finding & liking 23min of Ska on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher.

Also, feel free to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever.

What to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
Have something else to say? Email: podcast@23ska.com

Another way to support this podcast is to listen to and support our sister podcast the Ska After Party or to buy some records from our partners in crime over at Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, they carry some great vinyl ska records!

23min of Ska : the September Issue!

23skaSEPTEMBERLet’s close out Summer with a super sunny batch of ska! From super fresh tracks to older classics, this episode has it all. I hope this episode finds you healthy and well, and if not, do what you need to do to get yourself there. You’re pretty great, how do I know? Because you’re checking out some great ska right here! You have great musical taste! So yeah, you’re already halfway there! Be good to yourself, see you next week.

00:00 – Ariel & les Va-Nu-Pieds – les Souliers (les Souliers ’18)
03:26 – Jim Murple Society – Summer Romance (Stella Nova ’17)
06:15 – Last Edition – If Ska Ruled the World (10 Years ’18)
08:05 – Stop the Presses – Hold On (Money in the Bank ’19)
12:44 – Profesor Galactico – Keep Your Chin Up (Pit Stop on the Way to the Moon ’19)
15:51 – the Pietasters – Crying Over You (Awesome Mix Tape #6 ’99)
20:17 – Prince Buster – Praise without Raise (Praise without Raise / Three Against One ’63)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by donating on Patreon or by finding & liking 23min of Ska on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher.

Also, feel free to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever.

What to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
Have something else to say? Email: podcast@23ska.com

Another way to support this podcast is to listen to and support our sister podcast the Ska After Party or to buy some records from our partners in crime over at Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, they carry some great vinyl ska records!

23min of Ska : the Stubborn Records Special!

23skaSTUBBORN

cover photo: John McGall

I wish I could say that this episode is a trip down memory lane, that I’m just playing you all the cool shit I was into back in the late ’90s, specifically the stuff from Stubborn Records… but alas, I ain’t that cool. I don’t know how Stubborn was such a blind spot to me for so long, but they were, and I really didn’t start exploring their catalog until the mid-’00s. And man or man there was a wealth of fantastic stuff to find and listen to! Bless King Django for bringing us this label and allowing it to get all of us some very fine fine music to listen to!

00:00 – Skinnerbox – I Got to Know (Hepcat Season / I Got to Know ’98)
02:43 – Rocker-T and the Version City Rockers – I Have to Say (Nicer by the Hour ’98)
05:39 – Vic’s Pick – Gravity (Version City ’98)
07:53 – the Radiation Kings – Spending Time (Early Years ’99)
11:53 – King Django and the Forthrights – Anywhere I Roam (Anywhere I Roam / Other People ’09)
15:06 – Hub City Stompers – Ska Ska Black Sheep (Ska Ska Black Sheep ’09)
16:50 – the Snails – the River (the River ’12)
20:32 – the Screw-Ups – Reach Out (No Time to Waste ’16)

Visit Stubborn Records to find more great music : stubbornrecords.com

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by donating on Patreon or by finding & liking 23min of Ska on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher.

Also, feel free to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever.

What to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
Have something else to say? Email: podcast@23ska.com

Another way to support this podcast is to listen to and support our sister podcast the Ska After Party or to buy some records from our partners in crime over at Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, they carry some great vinyl ska records!

23min of Ska : the August Issue!

23skaAUGUST

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Hey, it’s another wonderful episode of the 23min of Ska podcast! Sorry about the lack of Ska After Party this week… but it’s been… well, A WEEK! Part of me is just relieved that I got this episode out and into your hot little ears! There’s a great handful of fantastic brand new ska and ska/punk in this episode, as well as some other great, but slightly older tunes! Of course, it is all capped off with Derrick Morgan firing “the Blazing Fire” at Prince Buster in their music war!

00:00 – Stoop Steady – Skankin’ O.G. Dankins (Lonesome ’13)
02:53 – Alex Dominish – Party Next Door (Monopoly ’19)
07:37 – Show Me Island – Begin to Wonder Why (Show Me Island ’13)
09:21 – the Holophonics – the Science of Selling Yourself Out (Don’t Mess with the Holophonics ’15)
13:24 – Lead Shot Hazard – Braggin’ Rights (Fires to Find Our Friends ’19)
16:22 – Hot Tropic Ska Jazz Club – Hawaiian Eruption (el Bandido Ska ’19)
20:06 – Derrick Morgan & the Allstars – the Blazing Fire (the Blazing Fire / Teach My Boy ’62)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by donating on Patreon or by finding & liking 23min of Ska on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher.

Also, feel free to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever.

What to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
Have something else to say? Email: podcast@23ska.com

Another way to support this podcast is to listen to and support our sister podcast the Ska After Party or to buy some records from our partners in crime over at Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, they carry some great vinyl ska records!