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23min of Ska Convoy : Nobody Knows Me in this Big Windy Town

23skaTRUCKERconvoyJIMWith all of the craziness surrounding the global COVID-19 pandemic, I’ve found myself listening to a lot more ska. It’s hard to put my finger on why, but I’d liken it to my favorite type of comfort food: not only is it good for the soul but it provides a bit of certainty in these uncertain times. To that end, I picked out a few upbeat tunes that I’m hoping will help provide at least a small distraction. Stay safe out there, and keep washing your hands!

00:00 – the KING LION – Skatman (Blank ’19)
03:06 – the Kubricks – Criminals (Criminals ’20)
05:51 – Roland Alphonso w/ the Skatalites feat. Don Drummond – Nimble Foot (Nimble Foot / Love is Stronger ’65)
08:53 – the Radiation Kings – Murder (Early Years ’99)
13:19 – Deal’s Gone Bad – Be Mine Tonight (Guide to Boat Drinks & Cruise Cocktails ’02)
17:19 – North East Ska Jazz Orchestra – Hard Man fe Dead (Stompin’ & Rollin’ ’15)
20:55 – the Operators – 6 Month Blues (Ain’t it Obvious / 6 Month Blues ’19)

RJ sez: Jim is one half of the very excellent Windy City Sound System, which you should totally have checked out by now! Building on Jim’s picks, I added the new single from the Kubricks and the closing track from the Operators. I had the pleasure of meeting Jim and his WCSS co-star at the Jump Up Records 25th Anniversary show a few years back, and I couldn’t be happier then, and I couldn’t be happier now that they’re still in the game creating their show! Give it up for the Windy City Sound System!

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23min of Ska : Light’s Green, Bring on the Machine

23skaTRUCKERlightsgreenAlright, let’s do this, it’s time to kick it into gear with this session of 23min of Ska! We’ve started strong 2 weeks ago, then we hit the 10yr anniversary last week and now it’s time to power through with some killer ska! Oddly enough, it is apparently ska show season where I live. I saw a bunch of bands a week ago, and I’m seeing another huge group of bands this weekend. And this isn’t so unusual, to be honest! This happens most years, bands tour the South West in order to beat the chill from touring a lot of the rest of the country I guess. It doesn’t matter much because, well, damn, I get to go see some live ska, and there’s nothing wrong with any of that!

00:00 – the KING LION – Cold Sugar (BLANK ’19)
03:26 – Blue Beat Makers – Enamorado de ti (Enamorado de ti ’19)
06:11 – the Inverters – the Show Must Go On (the Show Must Go On ’19)
09:56 – the Boss Beats – Overflow (III ’12)
12:28 – Control This! – Persian Cat Ska (Humble Man ’19)
15:47 – the Skatastrophics – Round Town (Round Town ’19)
20:57 – Parry Gripp – I Got No Money (I Got No Money ’09)

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.

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 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!