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23min of Ska : John Drake

23skaDRAKEHey listeners, still in the middle of moving, but I was able to get you this chilled out episode this week. Pour yourself a fancy cocktail and relax to this one.

00:00 – the Snails – Where I’m Bound (the River ’12)
02:46 – the Skints feat. Tippa Irie & Horseman – This Town (FM ’15)
06:56 – the Aggrolites – Dirty Reggae (Dirty Reggae ’02)
10:11 – New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble – Take Five (Step Forward ’08)
15:08 – the New Limits – Loss for Words (the New Limits ’17)
18:16 – Big D & the Kids Table – the Sounds of Allston Village (How it Goes ’04)
20:18 – the Toasters – Secret Agent Man (Hard Band for Dead ’96)

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Special : You Call it : Vol. 9

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A few weeks ago, when I asked for the best songs from under-rated bands several listeners offered their suggestions, but DarkReaver1337 went above and beyond and suggested a whopping 88 songs. It took me awhile, but after tossing out everything on the list I’d already played, I ended up with this podcast. Fine, fine grouping of music! Thanks DarkReaver1337!

00:00 – Imperial Leisure – Beer Belly (the Art of Saying Nothing ’08)
02:39 – the Aggrolites – the Aggro Band Plays (Rugged Road ’11)
06:28 – the Gadjits – Bullet in the Mattress (At Ease ’97)
09:22 – Bazzookas – Snap Het Dan (Kaboem! ’11)
12:34 – ALMIGHTY BOMB JACK – これが始まり (This starts.) (LIFE ’08)
16:27 – Gangster Fun – Night of the Living Stove (Pure Sound, Pure Hogwash, Pure Amphetamines ’98)
18:56 – the Red 27 – Autumn Ska (Make Your Game ’03)

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 : You Call It Vol. 4

23skaBIGGambleOnce more in a fit of laziness I made the fine ska fans over at /r/ska pick out the songs to play in this episode. If it totally rules, give them the credit, if it sucks, well, same story. Special shout out to Christopher from Run & Punch, who after a fan told me to play their song “So Long” he made sure to get me a copy to have for this episode! Above and beyond for the cats in R&P, so totally check them out if you ever get the chance!

00:00 – the Aggrolites – Firecracker (IV ’09)
04:31 – Bad Manners – Walking in Sunshine (Walking in Sunshine ’81)
07:57 – Run and Punch – So Long (So Long ’14)
10:23 – Sweet Babylon – I’m a Jerk (Life is a Zoo ’13)
13:24 – the Volecanoes – Look at Me Now (Skatoon Time ’89)
15:52 – Hepcat – Prison of Love (Push ‘N Shove ’00)
20:35 – Chris Murray Combo – Why so Rude (Why so Rude ’08)

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23min of Ska : Something is Missing

Bucking the trends and going against the grain. Doing what you want, without a worry about shame. I don’t care what people say and how they define ska music, I know what I know. There’s nothing missing in any of these great songs, even if some would have you believe that there is. If you guess what is missing easily, then you’ve been paying attention. If you never figure it out because it is all such awesome music, then you’re awesome too. If you are at pains to figure it out after repeating this episode time and time again, don’t worry so much, it was never a contest anyway.

Drewvis – It’s All Good (Disposable Pleasures and Meaningful Pursuits ’11)
Operation Ivy – Artificial Life (Energy ’89)
Cartoon Violence – Attic (Whatever Happened to the Likely Lad? ’09)
My Superhero – Long Gone (Solid State 14 ’97)
the Aggrolites – By Her Side (IV ’09)
Bobby Pins & the Saloon Soldiers – Dancing on the Moon (Dancing on the Moon ’09)
the Offenders – Life on Grime (Shots, Screams & Broken Dreams ’11)

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23min of Ska : Special

Welcome to a very Special episode of 23min of Ska. I know that the point of this podcast is to primarily be a third wave ska format podcast with the occasional first and second wave stuff mixed in, but today the first half is all first wave stuff! Why? Well I’m presenting to you the very first episode dedicated to a single band, and that band is the Specials. The first 4 songs are songs that inspired/were covered by the Specials, and the last 4 are covers of songs the Specials wrote. Easy. While “Monkey Man” and “Rudy, a Message to You” have been covered several times by other bands, the Specials did it first. It was pretty hard to decide which Prince Buster song to use, but after I heard it, I knew it had to be “Al Capone” because “Gangsters” is by far one of my favorite Specials songs. The one good thing about doing all this research is that I’m now a confirmed Lloyd Charmers fan, and I now know what the Specials are onto w/ the some of the lyrics from “Too Much Too Young”. In the covers section, I have to say I was very happy to’ve found the Aggrolites version of “Ghost Town”. It is pretty damn awesome, and after listening to about a dozen other versions it is truly the best one. I was also blessed to find the “Spare Shell: a Tribute to the Specials” compilation, which is where this Dr Ragu track comes from. This Goldfinger cover never fails to crack me up (but I really wish Johnny Socko had recorded their “Nite Klub” as it is the best I’ve ever heard) and finally rounding out the cast is Big D & the Kids Table with one of the best cover songs out there. This episode is a look to the past while being firmly rooted in today, hope you enjoy it.

If you’re in a ska band and would like to be featured or if you know some music that you think I should hear for future inclusion, please email me at radjose[at]gmail[dot]com! I’ll play most anything.

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