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23min of Ska : the October Issue!

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Here’s another one of those episodes where I play around with how far I can stretch the definition of “ska.” If I was more interested in that concept I should’ve made the song sequence go from least to most in terms of ska, but I opted, as always, for song flow. Also, about half these tracks I’ve been trying to find a home for for months and I’m so glad I found the best episode to put them in! Thanks for listening, now go do something amazing!

00:00 – Profesor Galactico – Big Bad City (Pit Stop at the Moon ’19)
03:14 – Eat the Evidence – Fruit of the Loot (Sex, Drugs & Wishy Washy Politics ’17)
06:01 – Hans Gruber and the Die Hards – American Hero (Hans Gruber and the Die Hards 2 ’19)
09:13 – K-Man & the 45s – Get Outta My Head (Stand with the Youth ’19)
11:18 – Jay Parade – Jimmy (Crying Over Spilt Coffee ’19)
13:54 – Santo Remedio – Paramis (Si Se Acaba la Vida ’19)
17:29 – the Hotknives – Harsh Reality (About Time ’10)
20:39 – Derrick Morgan & the Aces – Tougher Than Tough (Rudie in Court) (Tougher Than Tough / Song for My Father ’67)

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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 August Issue!

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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!

23min of Ska : the July Issue

23ska17JULYHere’s a great batch of ska for you all today! So this is the “off week” where I’m not exploring a specific label, just, you know, listening to some dope as hell ska! The last song here is the kick off for a “song war” between Derrick Morgan and Prince Buster. Provided I can track down all 11 tracks, they will be filling in the last track slot on episodes not covering a record label. Fun, right? Well, I think it is, so get ready for it!

00:00 – the Clockmakers – Le temps passe (Souvien-toi! ’18)
03:51 – Wild Mad Riddim – Jolly Rogers (Worldwide Frequency ’17)
06:24 – el Grande – It’s Alright (Brick City Sound ’19)
09:51 – the Magnetophones – Big Mama (Big Mama ’19)
13:32 – the Slackers – Axes (Close My Eyes ’03)
16:47 – Pitshu & Victor Rice – Nzela (Nzela ’19)
20:06 – Derrick Morgan – Forward March (Forward March! ’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!

23min of Ska : Out & Back

23skaCOASTER1Look, the new theme is roller coasters. The best songs, like life, take you for a ride. Get used to it. Here’s a bunch of pretty damn new tracks for you to enjoy, hope you like this episode and the next 22! Thanks for listening!

00:00 – Derrick Morgan & Charlie Organaire – There Stands the Glass (There Stands the Glass ’18)
02:58 – the b Sharps – Invincible (Plan B’s Get Degrees ’18)
05:41 – the Interrupters – She’s Kerosene (Fight the Good Fight ’18)
08:28 – the Filaments – Rip-Off World (Look to the Skies ’18)
10:49 – Steady 45’s – Charlie Brown (Birth of the Fourth Wave ’18)
13:11 – the Classy Wrecks feat. Cassondra Marie – In the Evening (Bedrocksteady ’18)
15:48 – Dan P. and the Bricks – Weak at Heart (When We Were Fearless ’18)
18:05 – Ocean Breeze Tropical Club – Take it All (What is in Front of You is Not What You See ’17)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by finding & liking 23min of Ska on facebook as well as follow on twitter. Also, feel free to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

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

Another way to support the podcast is 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 : 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)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by finding & liking 23min of Ska on facebook as well as follow on twitter. Also, feel free to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

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

Another way to support the podcast is 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 : 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)

Show support for the band by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by finding & liking 23min of Ska on facebook as well as follow on twitter. Also, feel free to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever. Another way to support the podcast is to buy some records from our partners in crime over at Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, they carry some great vinyl ska records!