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23min of Ska : 14 lbs = 1 stone

23ska9BRITAINEveryone knows that ska was created in Jamaica, but ska’s second home was Britain. Again, a fact that most ska fans know. The fun part about Great Britain is that island still is producing some of the best ska around. Here’s a small sample of these great bands! Be they English, Scottish or Welsh, they are putting out some great, great sounds!

00:00 – the Amphetameanies – Gut Punch (Last Chance Bordello ’14)
02:26 – the Skarsoles – Dead Beat World (When We Were Kings ’13)
04:57 – Drewvis – Let it Go (Disposable Pleasures and Meaningful Pursuits ’11)
08:05 – Cartoon Violence – Moscow (Tit for Tat ’13)
11:44 – the Stiff Joints – Bosh Bosh (Circus on Repeat ’13)
14:55 – the Talks – Don’t Look Behind You (Commoners, Peers, Drunks & Thieves ’14)
17:47 – Call Me Malcolm – It’s Not Me, It’s You (We did This to Ourselves ’14)
20:04 – New Town Kings – Pack Up Bye Bye (Pack Up By By ’15)

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23min of Ska : Help from Friends

So I’m just minding my own business, trying to promote this podcast (as well as www.BigSkaGamble.com) by invading people’s personal lives on twitter when a single delightful reply comes my way with about a half dozen suggestions on what I should be playing on this podcast. After a few exchanges back and forth about music, I came to learn about a ton of new bands that I’d missed and I had also made a new online pal. Some of her suggestions were already mixed into the last episode, but this one has a lot of stuff she flipped me on to, or I was listening to while tracking some of this down. This ones for you Bezz, thanks, now everyone, rock out!

Half Past Two – Day Goes Down (Songs with Friends ’11)
the Simmertones – Bring Your Love to Me (Everything’s Comin’ Up Ska ’11)
Sally Brown – Madrid (Madrid/Boss Nass ’12)
New Town Kings – Steal for His Bread (M.O.J.O. ’12)
Two Steps Twice – Streets are on Fire (Two Steps Twice ’12)
No Such Noise! – Sluts (Life Goes On ’12)
Rude King – Leave a Message (Ruder, Better, Faster, Stronger ’11)

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