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23min of Ska : Old Fashioned

Here’s what I was originally cooking up last week! A whole episode chock full of classic ska. I really can’t believe that I haven’t played most of these before. I know some of the mastering of these songs is a little shoddy, and even bought some new ones because the transfer is so much better on comps that came out a few years ago vs. the comps I bought back in the ’90s. This is the roots, this is the good stuff, hope you enjoy!

00:00 – Millie – Oh, Henry (Sweet William / Oh, Henry ’64)
01:49 – Derrick Morgan – Do the Beng Beng (Do the Beng Beng / Revenge ’68)
03:56 – Prince Buster and the All Stars – Hard Man fe Dead (Hard Man fe Dead ’67)
07:14 – The Original Ska-Talites – Lee Oswald ‎(Ska Authentic ’67)
10:09 – Laurel Aitken & the Blue Beats – Bar Tender (Bar Tender ’61)
12:39 – Keith & Ken – I don’t Love You Anymore (Jamaican Jerk ’66)
14:41 – the Wailers – Rude Boy (Rude Boy / Ringo’s Theme ’65)
16:58 – the Ska Kings – Oil in My Lamp (Jamaican Ska / Oil in My Lamp ’64)
19:19 – Toots and the Maytals – Pressure Drop (Sweet and Dandy ’68)

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Special : In the Sixties… Vol. 4

23Ska60sBack, once again, is an episode of some fine ska from the original source. I know I usually play more modern ska on this podcast, but sometimes I think we need to hear the roots of the sound we love so much. This stuff is so good! I always vow to play more of it, but I don’t always get the chance, so here it is, and I hope you enjoy it. Note: the last three songs on here are all in contention for being “the first ska song” and they all came out and or were recorded around the same time, listen and decide for yourself!

00:00 – Laurel Aitken – Boogie in My Bones (Boogie in My Bones / Little Sheila ’60)
02:41 – Lloyd Terrel – Bang Bang Lulu (Bang Bang Lulu / I Never Knew ’68)
05:42 – the Paragons – Silver Bird (So Close to You / Silver Bird ’68)
08:23 – Roy Richards & the Soul Vendors – Summertime (Give Me a Little More Time / Summertime ’68)
11:38 – Max Romeo – Wet Dream (a Dream with Max Romeo ’69)
14:24 – Theophilus Beckford with Clue J and His Blues Blasters – Easy Snapping (Easy Snapping / Proof Rum ’59)
17:10 – the Folkes Brothers – Oh Carolina (Oh Carolina / I Met a Man ’60)
19:50 – the Blues Blasters – Pine Juice (Pine Juice / Little Willie ’60)

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Special : In the Sixties… Vol. 3

23Ska60sOnce again I go back into the vault, or rather the internet trying to once again learn more about the origins of the music I love so much and when I come across a particular outstanding gem I save for a podcast like this. Oh yeah, 60s Ska from some the true originators. If you can’t get down to some of these songs, well, I don’t know what is wrong with your feet, sir or ma’am, because I know that I’m straight up dancing or tappin’ my feet with out abandon.

Keith & Ken – I Won’t Let You Go (Jamaican Jerk ’66)
Hopeton Lewis – Cool Collie (007 / Cool Collie / Judge Dread in Court ’67)
Pat Kelley – If it Don’t Work Out (If it Don’t Work Out / I am Coming Home ’69)
Prince Buster – Faith (Faith / 707 ’63)
Alton Ellis – Willow Tree (Dance Crasher / Willow Tree ’65)
Ken Boothe – Can’t You See (Can’t You See / I Remember Someone ’68)
the Tartans – Dance All Night (Dance All Night / What Can I Do ’67)
the Blues Busters – Soon You Will be Gone (Jamaica Ska ’64)

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Special : In the Sixties… Vol. 2

Another installment of fine, fine 60’s ska goodness. These are songs that I love and don’t always get the opportunity to share in being that I’ve always tried to run a more modern ska show. Forget about listening to this stuff and getting to know the roots of ska, listen to it because these are truly great ska songs from any era!

the Wailers – Hooligan (Hooligan / Maga Dog ’65)
Roy & Millie – We’ll Meet (Millie & Her Boyfriends ’64)
the Uniques – Secretly (Love Kiss Blue / Secretly ’69)
the Jiving Juniors – Over the River (Over the River / Hip Rub ’61)
Byron Lee & the Dragonaires – Last Night (Jamaica Ska / Last Night ’64)
Fitz Bryan, Lord Creator & the Prince Buster All Stars – Evening News (Evening News / Good for Creator ’65)
Lord Tanamo – Come Down (Come Down / I’m Holding On ’63)
Clive & Gloria with the Blue Stars Group – Do the Ska (Do the Ska / You Made Me Cry ’64)
Justin Hinds & the Waves with Tommy McCook & the Supersonics – Drink Milk (Drink Milk / Travel with Love ’69)
Winston Samuels – Broken Hearted (Broken Hearted / What Have I Done ’65)

If you’re in a ska band and would like to be interviewed or have a song featured, please email me at radjose[at]gmail[dot]com.

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Special : In the Sixties…

Here’s a special one for you, ska from the 60s! That’s right! An episode dedicated to all those original fine music makers from Jamaica. This isn’t a definitive episode or list of bands, just a little taste of what it was like when these songs were the latest hits.

Desmond Dekker & the Aces – It Miek (It Miek / Problems ’69)
King Perry – Doctor Dick (Doctor Dick / Magic Star ’66)
Lord Brynner & the Sheiks – Congo War (Congo War / Teach Me to Ska ’65)
the Paragons – the Tide is High (On the Beach ’67)
Jimmy Cliff – Miss Jamaica (Miss Jamaica / Gold Digger ’62)
Roland Alphonso – 1,000 Tons of Megaton (1,000 Tons of Megaton / Musical Resurrection ’69)
Don Drummond – Man in the Street (Man in the Street / You are My One Love ’65)
the Ethiopians – the Whip (the Whip / Cool it Amigo ’67)
Derrick & Patsy – Housewives Choice (Housewives Choice / Gypsy Woman ’62)

If you’re in a ska band and would like to be interviewed or have a song featured, please email me at radjose[at]gmail[dot]com.

This episode and all episodes can always be found here. You can also subscribe to the podcast by going to your advanced tab on iTunes, then select “subscribe to podcast…” and entering this address: http://23minofska.podomatic.com/rss2.xml into the box that opens. Also if you’d like, find & like us on facebook. Also, feel free to download this episode.

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