So BIB Records and DVS Media are two different record labels… but they seem to be a bit intertwined. A handful of albums seemingly came out around the same time on each label, both operated seemingly out of the Boston area and they co-released at least one ska compilation. In the end, I don’t know the true story behind them (and I think that I’ll probably be finding out from the slightly older, or more “in-the-know” ska crowd as soon as I publish this) …but I do know this, and this is the important part, they both put out some killer ska music!
00:00 – Bim Skala Bim – Skeleton (Eyes & Ears ’95)
03:06 – Steady Earnest – Please Go Away (Out of Line ’93)
06:15 – Dion Knibb & the Agitators – Caribbean Eskimo (Driving Me Mad ’98)
09:10 – the infamous SHOELESS JOE – Back On Up (diversionary tactics ’00)
13:02 – Johnny Socko – Madame Blavatsky (Oh, I do Hope it’s Roast Beef! ’95)
16:13 – Metro Stylee – 13 Blackbirds (Soul Garage Ska ’98)
20:21 – Six Foot Deep – Skankin’ in the Boneyard (It Came from Six Foot Deep ’97)
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