Last year I kept encountering more and more ska music that was rather, for lack of a better term, lounge-y. I’ve always been a fan of Martin Denny and exotica lounge stuff, as well as the more popular stuff by Nelson Riddle, and even more modern throwbacks like Tipsy and the Pizzicato Five. So I kept updating a playlist labeled “Lounge Type Ska” as 2020 rolled on, and when I had more than enough songs I tried my hand at getting them assembled into this episode. It’s not a dancing episode, it’s a relaxing episode, so sit down and raise a glass, you’ve earned it.
00:00 – the Magnetics – Campari (Cocktails & Fairytales Vol. 2 ’20)
02:48 – charlot – メランコリア (メランコリア / What is going on ’round you? ’20)
07:04 – the Fanculos – Lady in Cement (Lady in Cement ’20)
10:54 – Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra feat. Rina Katahira – Lying Lips [2020 Remaster] (TOKYO SKA TREASURES ’20)
15:14 – the Insteps – Saladin (Eleven Steps to Power ’96)
19:43 – Orquesta Brasileira de Música Jamaicana – Ghost Girl from Ipanema (Check One – 2: the Spirit of ’79 comp ’19)
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