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23min of Ska : the Stubborn Records Special!

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cover photo: John McGall

I wish I could say that this episode is a trip down memory lane, that I’m just playing you all the cool shit I was into back in the late ’90s, specifically the stuff from Stubborn Records… but alas, I ain’t that cool. I don’t know how Stubborn was such a blind spot to me for so long, but they were, and I really didn’t start exploring their catalog until the mid-’00s. And man or man there was a wealth of fantastic stuff to find and listen to! Bless King Django for bringing us this label and allowing it to get all of us some very fine fine music to listen to!

00:00 – Skinnerbox – I Got to Know (Hepcat Season / I Got to Know ’98)
02:43 – Rocker-T and the Version City Rockers – I Have to Say (Nicer by the Hour ’98)
05:39 – Vic’s Pick – Gravity (Version City ’98)
07:53 – the Radiation Kings – Spending Time (Early Years ’99)
11:53 – King Django and the Forthrights – Anywhere I Roam (Anywhere I Roam / Other People ’09)
15:06 – Hub City Stompers – Ska Ska Black Sheep (Ska Ska Black Sheep ’09)
16:50 – the Snails – the River (the River ’12)
20:32 – the Screw-Ups – Reach Out (No Time to Waste ’16)

Visit Stubborn Records to find more great music : stubbornrecords.com

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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 Black Vortex

23skaBLACKVORTEXBam, back with another episode w/ some fresh fresh ska! Seriously, the Show Me Island and Codename: Rocky tracks were just released this week! They were so good I HAD to squeeze them into this episode! As always, if you dig it, like, share and subscribe! I know, this ain’t YouTube, but it still applies!

00:00 – Stray Bullets – Rocketship (Ghost Town Rockers ’14)
02:04 – Show Me Island – Hurray Home (Ring Around & Run ’16)
05:43 – Codename: Rocky – the Brown Recluse is the New Black Widow (Reboot ’16)
08:33 – the Pomps feat. King Django – Boggles the Mind (Top of the Pomps! ’12)
11:11 – Green Room Rockers – Stay with Him (Midwest Soundclash ’09)
15:53 – Bigtopp – Heartsteady (Next Stage ’15)
19:24 – the JB Conspiracy – Say Goodbye (the Storm ’13)

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 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 : the 7 Chakras

23skaCHAKRAWhat do I know about chakras? Not too much, I’m really hoping a whitey like me isn’t offending any Indians whose religious practice includes the chakras. Come to think of it, I didn’t worry about offending Christians when I did theme episodes on the Deadly Sins… well, retroactively, I hope I didn’t upset any Christians. At most the chakras were a spring board to present 7 songs or artists that in some way relate to what each chakra represents. It isn’t perfect, but it was fun to try and figure out, and hell, all of this music is worth hearing anyway, so stop reading and get listening!

00:00 – King Django – I Promised (Rarebreed Recording Company Summer Sampler ’15)
02:21 – Half Past Two – Lyin’ Eyes (It’s About Time ’09)
05:31 – Perfect Thyroid – Phoenix City (Freedom Sounds ’97)
10:54 – Sammy Kay & the East los Three – Heart so True (Love Letters ’13)
14:17 – the Vengers – Baby in ‘a Belly (Push This? ’95)
16:37 – Green Room Rockers – Basement Song (Green Room Rockers ’10)
20:21 – the Toasters – Chuck Berry (Hard Band for Dead ’96)

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 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 : 20 Questions

23skaQUESTIONWhere exactly are we now? What are we doing here? Who are these people? Why are we here? When can we go home? Questions, we all have them. We should never stop having them. Those in power seek to keep power by keeping us occupied. Break the chains. Look up to your leaders and ask them questions. The ones that are worth following will be happy to answer.

00:00 – the Mighty Mighty Bosstones – You Left Right? (Pin Points and Gin Joints ’09)
03:34 – Big D & the Kids Table – Are You Just Scared? (Good Luck ’99)
05:18 – the Hippos – When Will I Learn? (Forget the World ’97)
07:24 – the Slackers – And I Wonder? (the Question ’98)
11:08 – the Last Slice – What Up, Girl? (Fresh Cuts ’12)
12:57 – the Holophonics – Does Anybody Really Know What Time it is? (MaSKArades Vol. 3 ’13)
15:45 – Backyard Superheroes – What Could Go Wrong? (Let’s Get Dangerous ’15)
17:20 – King Django – Where Can I Go? (Anywhere I Roam ’13)

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 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 : Shining Knight

23skaKNIGHTThe official 150th episode! Hurrah! It deserves the royal treatment! Also, I’ve been drinking red wine all night, then stayed up way to late to scrap half of this episode just so that I could make it better for all you listeners! See, I’ll totally go the extra mile, because after all these episodes, I still love ska music and my listeners so so much! Ok, that might be the wine talking, but it doesn’t make it less true!

00:00 – Desmond Dekker & the Specials – King of Ska (King of Ska ’93)
02:47 – the Amphetameanies – Prince Albert (Right Line in Nylons ’00)
04:32 – Johnny Socko – Dancing Queen (Quatro ’99)
07:15 – the Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Rascal King (Let’s Face It ’97)
09:57 – Discoballs – Modern Princess (Dance Like Nobody’s Watching ’14)
12:47 – King Django – Every Breath You Take (Anywhere I Roam ’13)
16:17 – Prince Buster & the Trojans – Dance Cleopatra (Live in London ’89)

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 partner in crime over at Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, they have some great vinyl ska records!

23min of Ska : Red Candy Hearts and White Wine

23ska-redplaidHey all you kids, here’s a special episode that’s close to my heart. Just kidding, it’s just a lot more great ska, ska/punk and rocksteady for you to listen you to on this Valentine’s eve. I guess I don’t have too much more to say about this one, I just hope that you have someone to enjoy listening to this episode with.

By the Rivers – This Love (By the Rivers ’13)
Big D & the Kids Table – Chin Up, Boy! (Fluent in Stroll ’09)
King Django – You Said You Love Me (Anywhere I Roam ’13)
Drewvis – Liberate, Never Hate (Disposable Pleasures, and Meaningful Pursuits ’11)
the Scofflaws – After the Lights (Ska in Hi-Fi ’95)
the Toasters – Davina (What You Doin’ to Me?) (Rare as Toast ’03)
King Kong Girio – Breaking My Heart Again (Now That I’m Gone ’13)
the Heat Machine – Bottlerockets (No Coast Dance Party ’09)

Find & like 23min of Ska on facebook as well as follow on twitter. Also, feel free to download this episode. Ska is better on vinyl. Hit up Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, we have some great vinyl ska records!

23min of Ska : Up into the Great Night

23ska-orangeplaidIt is all about having great nights lately! Last weekend I drove about a hour to go see a great band play (the Shifters in case you were wondering) and it was a blast to finally meet them in person and see them play. Just the other night I went out with my wife for our 2nd anniversary and (as expected) it was great as well. All day long we all slave away at our day job just waiting to get to the night, which offers freedom and fun if we aren’t too wiped out to take advantage of them. I implore you to fight that tired and weary state and get out there and enjoy some epic nights!

the Kim Basinger Band – Everything I’m Not (Between Sin & Sanity ’06)
Greenhouse – Aqua (Tomorrow the World ’98)
King Django – Do You Really Love Me? (Anywhere I Roam ’13)
Hooray for Our Side – Sympathetic (Hooray for Our Side ’13)
the Pepper Pots – I’ll Fly with You (Shake It! ’07)
the Bruce Lee Band – She’s an Angel (the Bruce Lee Band ’95)
the Hourglass Cats – Sense (432 EP ’13)

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