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!
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I guess this episode is pretty self explanatory. Do I really need to post more? I’ve been collecting songs for this one since the first few months of 23min of Ska back in 2010. I hope it all hangs together well for you guys and you all enjoy it.
Once 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)