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23min of Ska : the Homecoming Issue!

23skaHOMECOMINGOh man, it’s that time of year again in the States (or elsewhere as well, I’m a ska fan, not a historian of the world and its celebrations) where people head back to their small towns and take in a football game or whatever and the high school kids are all fretting about the big dance… yup, it’s homecoming season! So yeah, find that old jacket that’s been packed away for decades, blow the dust of the ludicrously expensive class ring, and maybe talk to some of the few cool people you went to school with… you know the ones, the ones in your “Screw the actual “cool” people” club! Yeah, all your friends! I swear, call both of them! It’s Homecoming mother bitches!

00:00 – SkaTune Network – Cold Raviolis (Pick it the Fuck Up! ’19)
02:56 – Ska Trek – True Confession (Move Along ’00)
05:48 – El Grande – Never Going Back (Brick City Sound ’19)
08:59 – SICK PINS – Vertical Drops (Now That’s What I Call Sick Volume 1 ’19)
11:11 – High School Football Heroes – Don’t Come Around (We’ve Fooled Around Long Enough ’06)
14:25 – King Kong Girio – You Won’t Say It (King Kong Girio 1 ’11)
17:50 – illuminati hotties – New Girl (Hidden Tape Unlocked: Vol 1 comp ’19)
20:18 – Prince Buster – 30 Pieces of Silver (30 Pieces of Silver / My National Ska ’64)

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23min of Ska : the September Issue!

23skaSEPTEMBERLet’s close out Summer with a super sunny batch of ska! From super fresh tracks to older classics, this episode has it all. I hope this episode finds you healthy and well, and if not, do what you need to do to get yourself there. You’re pretty great, how do I know? Because you’re checking out some great ska right here! You have great musical taste! So yeah, you’re already halfway there! Be good to yourself, see you next week.

00:00 – Ariel & les Va-Nu-Pieds – les Souliers (les Souliers ’18)
03:26 – Jim Murple Society – Summer Romance (Stella Nova ’17)
06:15 – Last Edition – If Ska Ruled the World (10 Years ’18)
08:05 – Stop the Presses – Hold On (Money in the Bank ’19)
12:44 – Profesor Galactico – Keep Your Chin Up (Pit Stop on the Way to the Moon ’19)
15:51 – the Pietasters – Crying Over You (Awesome Mix Tape #6 ’99)
20:17 – Prince Buster – Praise without Raise (Praise without Raise / Three Against One ’63)

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Also, feel free to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever.

What 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 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 Back to School Issue!

23skaBACKTOSCHOOL23min of Ska is back to teach you a thing or two about new and upcoming ska, some overlooked gems, and a little bit of ska history! Can you handle all this? The past, present, and future of ska all rolled up into one? I’m sure you can because I have the best and smartest listeners in all of podcastdom! Is this appeal to your collective ego doing anything for you? Yeah? Kickass! You all rock! Thanks for checking out this episode! You’re all super lovely and I love you all!

00:00 – Amy Gabba and the Almost Famous – the Distance (the Heart is Stupid ’19)
02:24 – the Skatoons – Pogogirl (Einmal Ska Und Zurück ’03)
04:30 – the Penniless Loafers – Going Sane (the Penniless Loafers ’15)
07:49 – the Slums – the Crow (PCT Musique Split Vol. 6 ’19)
10:30 – the Skatastrophics – In the Air (In the Air ’19)
14:23 – Rathskeller – My Cancion (West Bound ’99)
19:51 – Prince Buster – Blackhead Chinaman (Blackhead Chinaman / My Ticket ’62)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by donating on Patreon or by finding & liking 23min of Ska on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher.

Also, feel free to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever.

What 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 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 : James Bond

23skaBONDJames Bond and ska have ties going all the way back to 1962’s “Dr. No” where James finds himself in Jamacia. Not only that, but ska band Byron Lee & the Dragonaires are even in the movie! I’ve picked some obvious and not so obvious songs for this episode. Enjoy this episode with a nice cocktail.

00:00 – Prince Buster – 007 (Dance Cleopatra Dance ’72)
02:20 – Lyn Taitt & the Jets – el Casino Royale (el Casino Royal / Dee’s Special ’68)
04:55 – Tommy McCook – Goldfinger (Goldfinger / My Girl ’65)
07:46 – Soweto – Honey Ryder (You Give Me Fever ’08)
11:00 – Lloyd Charmers – Dollars and Bonds (Dollars and Bonds / Sound Familiar ’70)
13:34 – the Skatalites – James Bond (Ball of Fire ’92)
20:12 – the Butlers – Sock it to ‘Em J.B. (Spare Shells comp ’01)

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23min of Ska : Old Fashioned

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!

00:00 – Millie – Oh, Henry (Sweet William / Oh, Henry ’64)
01:49 – Derrick Morgan – Do the Beng Beng (Do the Beng Beng / Revenge ’68)
03:56 – Prince Buster and the All Stars – Hard Man fe Dead (Hard Man fe Dead ’67)
07:14 – The Original Ska-Talites – Lee Oswald ‎(Ska Authentic ’67)
10:09 – Laurel Aitken & the Blue Beats – Bar Tender (Bar Tender ’61)
12:39 – Keith & Ken – I don’t Love You Anymore (Jamaican Jerk ’66)
14:41 – the Wailers – Rude Boy (Rude Boy / Ringo’s Theme ’65)
16:58 – the Ska Kings – Oil in My Lamp (Jamaican Ska / Oil in My Lamp ’64)
19:19 – Toots and the Maytals – Pressure Drop (Sweet and Dandy ’68)

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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 : Inferno

23skaINFERNOOh man, I think I could do 2 or 3 episodes based on the “Inferno” story line, and as I type, I’m only about 2/3rds of the way through re-reading it! I am seriously enjoying getting back to the comics of my youth and using it to inform these episodes of the show. I know, it’s a bit of an odd thought experiment for me, but I hope you all are still enjoying the ripping good ska that is being presented!

00:00 – Prince Buster And All Stars – Too Hot (Soul Serenade / Too Hot ’67)
02:49 – Charley & Whitney with the Prizefighters – Elusive Baby (Troubles / Elusive Baby ’14)
06:12 – Maddie Ruthless feat. the Forthrights – Sympathy (Maddie Ruthless and Friends ’12)
09:58 – the Toasters – New York Fever (New York Fever ’92)
12:03 – Johnny Socko – Devil’s Advocate (Quatro ’99)
14:31 – One Groovy Coconut – Limbo Life (More Like This Than That ’98)
19:18 – Demon Waffle – Never Gonna Learn (Eat Your Breakfast ’12)

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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!