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23min of Ska : the Grover Records Special!

23skaGROVERCards out on the table, Grover is a boss record label! Founded in 1993 by Oswald Münnig, and distributing out of Germany they are as well known for issuing some rad albums but also licensing a lot of great ones too! They’ll help bands from outside Germany and Europe get releases over there, they’ll also issue albums on vinyl when a band’s main label only plans on a CD release. I chose to focus on releases from the main Grover label and releases that were only on Grover or Grover released first, because they co-released and rereleased a lot of great stuff! It’s an embarrassment of fantastic music! Needless to say, Grover has been hooking us all up with great music over and over!

00:00 – Dr. Ring-Ding & the Senior Allstars – Dandimite Ska (Dandimite! ’95)
03:51 – Laurel Aitken with Court Jester’s Crew – Woman is Sweeter Than Man (Jamboree ’00)
05:57 – Rude & Visser – Letter in the Mail (Red Rum ’02)
09:38 – the Stingers ATX – Telephone Breakdown (This Good Thing ’02)
12:04 – the Caroloregians – Special Brew (Funkify Your Reggay ’10)
15:28 – Moon Invaders – It’s Alright (the Fine Line ’11)
17:26 – Boss Capone – Cinderella (Boss Capone’s ’69 Reggae Bonanza ’15)
20:20 – the Magnetics – She don’t wanna Sleep Tonight (Coffee & Sugar ’19)

Visit Grover Records to find more great music: www.grover.de

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23min of Ska : Planet X

23skaPLANETXWhat do you do when everything you’ve ever believed is upended? Do you fall and stay down? No, of course not! You keep on going! Learn new truths, come out better and go kick some more ass at life. You gather your closest friends and family and you fight back for what right in life! Go and do it, you know you can, so prove it.

00:00 – Bombskare – World Turned Upside Down (Fistful of Dynamite ’09)
04:43 – the Bandulus – Evil Doers (the Times We Had ’12)
07:05 – the JB Conspiracy – Going Up in Smoke (the Storm ’13)
10:47 – the Moon Invaders – Why? (the Fine Line ’11)
13:04 – Squid 58 – Cruel to be Kind (Dismantled ’07)
15:55 – the Heat Machine – It’s Your Steve Perry You Can do What You Like (No Coast Dance Party ’09)
19:59 – the 27 Red – Go Crazy (Make Your Game ’03)

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23min of Ska : Lysithea, the 12th Moon of Jupiter

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Lysithea is a prograde irregular satellite of Jupiter. It was discovered by Seth Barnes Nicholson in 1938 at Mount Wilson Observatory and is named after the mythological Lysithea, daughter of Oceanus and one of Zeus’ lovers.

Lysithea didn’t receive its present name until 1975; before then, it was simply known as Jupiter X. It was sometimes called “Demeter” from 1955 to 1975.

It belongs to the Himalia group, five moons orbiting between 11 and 13 Gm from Jupiter at an inclination of about 28.3°.

00:00 – Bigger Thomas – Super Moon (Under a Super Moon ’13)
03:23 – Popes of Chillitown – Vamos a la Luna (To the Moon ’15)
07:07 – Voodoo Glow Skulls – Shoot the Moon (Firme ’95)
10:17 – the Branlarians – Moonlight Melody (the 1st and Maybe the Only! ’13)
13:01 – Moon – Rough Weather (the Landing ’11)
16:36 – the Moon Invaders – Just a Po’boy (the Fine Line ’11)
19:45 – Intensified – On the Level (Lunar City Groove ’11)

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23min of Ska : Always Double Down on Eleven

23ska-aceThere are certain facts in life. The sun always rises from the East, never drink OJ after brushing your teeth, and most of all, you always double down on eleven (not to mention, always split on eights). Most other advice in life isn’t worth the time it takes to comprehend the words others have spoken, but those 3 (4) hold fast. Don’t doubt them, and use these facts to go forth and conqueror the world. I also wanted to point out that there’s two songs in this episode that are making their world premier, the Pinstripes and the Dropsteppers have a new split 7″ coming out in the next few days, click on the album title for details where to get yr own copy!

the Pinstripes – Wake Up (Urban Pirate Booty Vol. 6 ’13)
Mustard Plug – Over the Edge (In Black and White ’07)
the Good Skamaritans – Everything’s Okay (Time to Save the World ’00)
the Dropsteppers – Right on Time (Urban Pirate Booty Vol. 6 ’13)
doctormanette – Fifteen Labels (the Same Thing Over & Over ’99)
Goldfinger – I Need to Know (Hang-Ups ’97)
the Prizefighters – One Thousand Words (One Thousand Words / Lost at Sea ’13)
the Moon Invaders – Bet Your Bottom Dollar (the Fine Line ’11)

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23min of Ska : Stars Disappear, One by One

23ska-yellowplaidTime runs out for the best of us. The most we can do is get out into the world and enjoy it! Some of the bands in this episode are long gone, other have held on for a crazy amount of time! Go see the latter as soon as you can before they become the former. Seriously, everyone, stop complaining about the world and get out in it, it is rewarding, and think of all the stories you can tell later on in life. No one looks back in life and wishes they would’ve done less.

the Boss Beats – Everybody Get Together (II ’11)
the Snails – Death Caught Me (At the Underground Echo Cellar ’12)
Pressure Cooker – You’re the One (What She Wants ’08)
Maskatesta – Simplemente (the Maskatonians All Stars & Friends ’07)
the Moon Invaders – Got a Love (the Fine Line ’11)
Small Town Get Up – Donovan Bailey (No Trade Backs ’13)
Squid 58 – Strangers on a Train (Dismantled ’07)

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23min of Ska : How Pieces Move

Step up to play! Life is a game, so have fun before the board gets folded up and put away. Somedays I can get so pretentious about life and music, but I just need to step back and remember how everything is supposed to be. Don’t get so hung up on things, remember life is what you make of it, don’t get hung up on things, play the game.

the Moon Invaders – Pick Up the Pieces (the Fine Line ’11)
Stop the Presses – Sweatheart (Does it Still Look Pretty ’11)
the Dropsteppers – When the Band Plays (Get Up In It ’11)
Sonic Boom Six – Play On (Play On: Arcade Perfected & Rare and Rejected ’08)
Chris Murray – Pieces (Pieces ’11)
the Boss Beats – Cogs (the Boss Beats II ’11)
Victor’s Lament – Prelude (To a Life Well Lived) (Ghosts & Gamblers ’10)
Small Town Get Up – Bigger than Buddha (Bigger than Buddha ’12)

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