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23min of Ska : Mix Tape : the ’10s Side B (part 2)

MixTape00-SideBPart2…And we’re at the finale! Woo hoo! You’ve lived through the 2010s via ska music, once again! We’re closing it out with another load of fantastic tracks! Most of these are songs I was surprised to find that I hadn’t played earlier for all y’all!

So, let’s get real… I’ve done these “mix tapes” for the 1960s – 2010s now, I’ve done 18 sets of 23 episodes for a total of 414 episodes, and there’s a handful of episodes over at GeekNerdery that I’ve done (but I repeat songs on that one… so… it’s not “cannon?”) and I’ve tried various interview shows over the years (the most recent being “the Ska After Party” and if you’re up for it, I’m still doing that with co-host Matt Vest on “On the Upbeat”), so it begs the question… where do I go from here with 23min of Ska? Is there still gas left in the tank? I sure hope so! I have some ideas, hopefully you’ll come along with me, but do me a favor, tell your ska loving friends about this show… Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of folks saying “Hey check out this band, I just discovered them!” and I’m all “WHAT! I’ve been playing them for years, because that BAND IS AWESOME!” I just want to spread all the ska love, help me out here, eh? Thanks, and I’ll see you all next week!

00:00 – Deal’s Gone Bad – Tell Me what You Know (About Love) (Heartbreaks and Shadows ’14)
03:41 – SKA Petarda – Al Capone (Niewypał ’16)
07:12 – Run and Punch – It’s Not You (No Loose Ends ’13)
09:14 – the Smoking Barrels – in “for” (Unfinished Business ’11)
11:40 – the Shifters – I’m in Love (Limited Edition Tour EP ’13)
14:26 – the Loose Ties – Your Last Chance (Champ of the Week ’12)
16:18 – Soweto – Don in the Arena (Turn on the Music Again ’17)
19:18 – Rudebeard – Au Revoir (Smell Yer Ska ’19)

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23min of Ska : Kick Start My Heart

23ska roofI’m a fan of Kickstarter, have been for a long long time, pretty much since I’d heard of it back in ’09, and in my time I’ve backed mostly music projects, and of those mostly ska projects. I like being able to support the bands I love as direct as I possibly can, also, I like to support newer acts that just need that last bit of cash to get the record out. Here’s 8 songs from 8 bands that I have personally thrown down cash for. Trust me, you’re going to love this episode! No need to thank me, I’d’ve just spent that money on ska somehow anyway.

Big D & the Kids Table – Shit Tattoos (Stomp ’13)
the Shifters – She’s so Fine (In It! ’12)
Rude King – Remember (It’ll Probably be Alright ’13)
Something to Do – Man in the Black Sedan (Music for Fine Dining ’12)
PapaFish – 1 to 10 (the Lab ’13)
Uncle Joel’s Comb – Better Together (Tubular ’12)
the Loose Ties – Awesomer Than You (Champ of the Week ’12)
the Scotch Bonnets – Live Ya Life (Live Ya Life ’13)

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23min of Ska : Night on the Town

23ska-bwplaidWoo! Look at that! Another new episode! As I was putting this together, wanting to go a little old school, I found the new albums from Son of Dad and Smerin’s Anti-Social Club and just had to include some songs from them and it just changed the whole direction of the podcast. There’s a lot of instrumentals on this episode, which also wasn’t intended when building it! I hope that you all enjoy this episode as much as I enjoyed finding some of these bands and songs and putting them together!

the Loose Ties – Let’s Go Out Drinking (Champ of the Week ’12)
the Caroloregians – Keep On Upsettin’ (Funkify Your Reggay ’10)
Son of Dad – Thames the Breaks (the Best Life ’13)
Smerin’s Anti-Social Club – Persian Perversion (Primordial Cordials ’13)
the Toasters – I Wasn’t Going to Call You Anyway (Hard Band for Dead ’96)
Westbound Train – Soul Revival (Transitions ’06)
Tommy Tornado feat. Mr. T-Bone – Rock Road (Cool Down ’12)

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23min of Ska : an Early Delivery

BAM! When you least expect it, here’s a full on music episode! Time to get down and dance! A lot of newer stuff going down here too! We open up w/ the Shifters, who if you haven’t heard of by now, now you know, and now that you’ve heard them, you love them. It’s cool, it happens to everyone! Love of the Shifters is inevitable. This episode also as Survay Says bringing some awesome ska-punk from their new single and the Suburban Legends hitting us up w/ some pop-ska from their latest album. The Upsessions and the Rotterdam Ska-Jazz Foundation bringing us all some great music from Netherlands and a brand new song from the Loose Ties and their upcoming album. This episode closes out w/ a song from the One Droppers who sadly broke up late last week. You were a great band, the One Droppers, you’ll be missed! Thanks for all the music!

the Shifters – You Say (In It! ’12)
Survay Says! – Gas Money Millionaires (Dear JCP&L, I’m Tired of This Nonsense ’12)
the Upsessions – Hold Me Belinda (Beat You Reggae ’09)
Suburban Legends – Emergency (Day Job ’12)
Rotterdam Ska-Jazz Foundation – No More Sorrow (Motiv Loco ’07)
the Loose Ties – Where’s the Girl? (Champ of the Week ’12)
the One Droppers – the UpBeat (the Big One ’11)

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.

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