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Special : In the Sixties…

Here’s a special one for you, ska from the 60s! That’s right! An episode dedicated to all those original fine music makers from Jamaica. This isn’t a definitive episode or list of bands, just a little taste of what it was like when these songs were the latest hits.

Desmond Dekker & the Aces – It Miek (It Miek / Problems ’69)
King Perry – Doctor Dick (Doctor Dick / Magic Star ’66)
Lord Brynner & the Sheiks – Congo War (Congo War / Teach Me to Ska ’65)
the Paragons – the Tide is High (On the Beach ’67)
Jimmy Cliff – Miss Jamaica (Miss Jamaica / Gold Digger ’62)
Roland Alphonso – 1,000 Tons of Megaton (1,000 Tons of Megaton / Musical Resurrection ’69)
Don Drummond – Man in the Street (Man in the Street / You are My One Love ’65)
the Ethiopians – the Whip (the Whip / Cool it Amigo ’67)
Derrick & Patsy – Housewives Choice (Housewives Choice / Gypsy Woman ’62)

If you’re in a ska band and would like to be interviewed or have a song featured, please email me at radjose[at]gmail[dot]com.

This episode and all episodes can always be found here. You can also subscribe to the podcast by going to your advanced tab on iTunes, then select “subscribe to podcast…” and entering this address: http://23minofska.podomatic.com/rss2.xml into the box that opens. Also if you’d like, find & like us on facebook. Also, feel free to download this episode.

Hey, be a pal, check out these ska records that I’m making over at the Big Ska Gamble!

Special : You Call It Vol. 1

I asked the listener base what their favorite ska songs were, just as a general curiosity. After seeing their answers, I knew this had to be an episode! So I got to mixing it late last night and here it is for all to enjoy. A program created by the 23min of Ska listners! Thanks to Kevin Lustrup, James Volpe, Evan Roy, Tracy Sandford, ‘Tracy Kedge, Salvador Rios, Paul Kerner and Clay Spires!

Fishbone – Skankin’ to the Beat (Party at Ground Zero ’85)
the Insteps – Shotgun Jimmy (Ska: the Thrid Wave ’95)
the Pinstripes – Alright Girl (I ’12)
the Ethiopians – Train to Skaville (Train to Skaville/You are the Girl ’67)
the English Beat – Can’t Get Used to Losing You (Just Can’t Stop It ’80)
Goldfinger – Superman (Hang Ups ’97)
the Planet Smashers – SK8 or Die! (No Self Control ’03)
the Aquabats! – Pizza Day (Myths, Legends And Other Amazing Adventures Vol. 2 ’00)

Also thanks to Ryan Woolwine, Matt Flood, Cesar Alonso Sanchez and Kamil Krajewski who’s favorite songs have already been played on an episode of this podcast already. And to Dave Polk, who loves MU330 and Big D & the Kids Table but I just played them on the last episode, so he’ll have to wait.

If you’re in a ska band and would like to be interviewed or have a song featured, please email me at radjose[at]gmail[dot]com.

This episode and all episodes can always be found here. You can also subscribe to the podcast by going to your advanced tab on iTunes, then select “subscribe to podcast…” and entering this address: http://23minofska.podomatic.com/rss2.xml into the box that opens. Also if you’d like, find & like us on facebook. Also, feel free to download this episode.