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23min of Ska : Mix Tape : the ’10s Side A (part 2)

Woohoo, here we go with part two! So many of these bands are ones that I miss all the time. It’s a bit more punky than the last one was, but that’s what we all love about ska, right? It’s multifaceted! I know for a fact that a number of the bands on this episode are not officially broken up but on hiatus, and hey, the Bosstones were on hiatus for 8 years and that wasn’t code for “broken up” so I shan’t push that narrative here! All I know is that I want more from every single one of them! And if there is… tell me, because I want to hear it and it’s obvious that I have managed to miss it!

00:00 – Chase Long Beach – That’s No Moon it’s a Space Station (Gravity is What You Make it ’11)
03:05 – Wobbly Bob – Let’s Get Wasted (Life Lessons for Losers ’11)
06:19 – Must Build Jacuzzi – Everything’s Coming Up Milhouse (Last Place ’18)
10:07 – Small Town Get Up – Wild Like We Were (No Trade Backs ’13)
13:51 – Do it with Malice – No Music (the Burned-Over District ’10)
17:35 – the Closers – Casualties (the Closers ’10)
20:04 – Curious Volume – About Anything (Mumbles and Whispers ’10)

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23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
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23min of Ska : Mix Tape : the ’10s Side A (part 1)

MixTape00-SideAPart1It’s been a minute since I set up a virtual 90min mix tape (split across 4 episodes) dedicated to a decade. One reason it’s been awhile is well… I ran out of decades… but hey, look, we’re in 2020, the 2010s are behind us! Let’s go! Like always, this isn’t a “Best of 2010s Ska” at all, it’s a just a bunch of great music from that decade. I also made it a special point to play bands that I haven’t played in a bit, but were always really rad! When I switched over to trying to keep as current as possible, some of these great bands fell by the wayside, as they either broke up, had trouble recording new material, moved away from being a ska band, or put out great new material that superseded their older, yet still great work! Enjoy this episode and for the next 3 weeks some more gems that we shouldn’t leave behind as we continue on into the 2020s!

00:00 – the Fabulous Lolo Meets King Kong Girio – I know What I’ve Go (My Favorite Heart to Break ’15)
03:12 – Kevin Batchelor’s Grand Concourse – Leave it Alone (Kevin Batchelor’s Grand Concourse ’11)
05:55 – the Forthrights – Like a Child (Camp Birdman ’11)
09:12 – the Dropsteppers – Bring it on Home (Get Up in It! ’11)
12:53 – Mr. T-Bone & the Young Lions – Stop Crying (Nothing to Lose ’11)
17:13 – the Valuables – Stuck in the Middle (Reggae-Soul Dogs ’10)
20:14 – Mad Dog & the 20/20s – Buzzkill (Things We Shold have Said (But We’ll Dance to Instead) ’17)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by liking & following the podcast on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and at 23ska.com. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher.

And hey, click here to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever.

23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
Want 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 On the Upbeat 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 : 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)

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23min of Ska : May Mix Tape : Side B (part two)

Here we are, at the end of our journey through out the 90s ska that made a huge impression on me as a young man. These songs are so classic! “Direction” is the first song off the first ska album I ever bought! You just can’t beat the Toasters! Potshot seemed to be all over the place back then, but I don’t remember many people talking about them. Mealticket and Inspecter 7 never really seemed to get the respect they deserved back then. I’m happy to see most people remember them quite fondly. The Slackers, one of the greats, not much more could be said about them. My Superhero are the nicest guys to eat at a Chicago Cracker Barrel with and talk about music. Let’s Go Bowling was always one of my favorites and one of the few I never got to see live. And who didn’t belt out “Teen Idol” out with their friends while driving around town from a local show the Denny’s/Perkin’s/Steak n’ Shake? I know who did though, me, Timmy Dee and Joshy Tea, you couldn’t stop us! There it is, this virtual 90min 90s ska tape is up!

the Toasters – Direction (Dub 56 ’94)
Potshot – Someone to Lean On (Pots and Shots ’97)
Mealticket – Lisa Marie (Lisa Marie ’97)
Inspecter 7 – Cookin’ (the Infamous ’97)
the Slackers – Have the Time (the Question ’98)
My Superhero – Going Somewhere (Solid State 14 ’97)
Let’s Go Bowling – Sick Fish (Music to Bowl By ’91)
Pharmaceutical Bandits – Teen Idol (Those Damn Bandits ’97)

This is the final part of a 90min ska mix tape from the nineties that ran each Thursday throughout May.

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