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23min of Ska : John Steed

23skaSTEEDGo.
Live.
Breath in deep.
Keep your chin up.
Make the world your own.

00:00 – the Specials – A Message to You Rudy (the Specials ’79)
02:47 – Cosmic Shuffling – Don’t Hold Me Back (Cosmic Shuffling ’17)
06:18 – Rapid – Open Up Your Eyes (Astronaut Kosmonaut ’17)
13:18 – Huge Puppies – No Respect (Cynocracy ’17)
15:33 – Westbound Train – Talk Loud (Five to Two ’05)
18:35 – Madness – Don’t Quote Me On That (Work Rest & Play ’80)

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23min of Ska : Swirl

23skaSWIRLSo here we go again! Oh yeah, it’s a covers episode. No, no, no, don’t let that scare you off! It’s ska covering ska! I mean that’s pretty neat, right? There was a ton of stuff out there for this episode, but I’ve played those songs before. Not going to lie, I thought it was going to be a challenge to find 23mins worth of songs that fit that theme that I hadn’t played before… I was wrong! This came together quite easily! Hell yeah! Good ska all the way around! Enjoy!

00:00 – the Specials – Pressure Drop (Today’s Specials ’96)
04:04 – Madness – Shame and Scandal (the Dangermen Sessions ’05)
06:56 – Reel Big Fish – Twist & Crawl (Fame, Fortune and Fornication ’09)
09:27 – Bim Skala Bim – Night Boat to Cario (Specialized 3 : Mad Not Cancer ’16)
13:28 – Skankin’ Pickle – Special Brew (the Green Album ’96)
16:38 – Scotch Bonnets – Are You Red…Y (Recutting the Crap ’17)
19:36 – Deal’s Gone Bad – Antennas (Hooligans United ’15)

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23min of Ska : Cinnamon

23skacinnamonHey gang, what’s going on. Here it is, another episode! This one was almost late. I’ve spent the last 6 days in Denver CO. drinking, eating and partying. So much so, I got behind on my ska-filled duties. But I love ska, and I love you listeners, so much that I got the courage to rally! This one’s for all of you lovely folks who tune in each week!

00:00 – Aggressors B.C – True Skins (Tone of the Times ’13)
03:41 – the Bruce Lee Band – Do the Politicians (Everything Will be Alright, My Friend ’14)
05:22 – 12 Cents for Marvin – the Way (It’s Not Over ’16)
08:11 – OVERMIND – Change Today (Change Today ’17)
10:53 – Younger Than Neil – …or Else the Terrorists Win (Know Their Parts ’16)
13:48 – the Specials – Why? (Ghost Town ’81)
16:41 – Mustard Plug – Running Out of Time (Can’t Contain it ’14)
19:03 – Tri-State Conspiracy – Frantic (High Strung Mess ’05)

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23min of Ska : Chocolate Frosted with Sprinkles

23skachocwsprinklesSomeone on Reddit told me that if I stopped making politically slanted episodes that this podcast might be worth listening to. You know something, I agree, I plan that last week’s episode was the beginning and end of all that! From now on, politically neutral. Just like ska is. Politics free.

00:00 – the Trespassers – Gonna Get it, Nazi Punk (Skarmageddon 3: a New Beginning ’97)
03:14 – Jimmy Cliff – World Upside Down (Rebirth ’12)
06:22 – the Special AKA – Racist Friend (Racist Friend / Bright Lights ’83)
10:23 – Kill Lincoln – Pralines & Dick (You Were There ’11)
13:19 – Stop the Presses – the Mayor (Does it Still Look Pretty? ’11)
16:13 – MU330 – America’s Funniest (Best of MU330 ’98)
17:34 – Hub City Stompers – Little Julie Swastiska (Blood, Sweat, and Beers ’04)

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23min of Ska : May Mix Tape : the ’70s : Side A (part 1)

MayMixTape70-SideAPart1It’s May, that means it is time for another 90min digital mix tape, broken into 4 parts, with a decade spanning theme, this time it is the 1970s! Not gonna lie, this’ll be an odd month. Ska was really winding down in Jamaica in the early ’70s and wouldn’t pick up in a big way until the late ’70s in the UK. So it’ll be an odd mix, but an important one in representing some ska history.

00:00 – the Specials – (Dawning of a) New Era (the Specials ’79)
02:23 – Derrick Morgan – Rasta Don’t Fear (Rasta Don’t Fear ’74)
04:54 – Ken Lazarus – Put Yourself in My Place (John Jones / Put Yourself in My Place ’70)
07:10 – Lord Tanamo – Rainy Night in Georgia (Rainy Night in Georgia / In Love with You ’70)
12:08 – the Clash – Rudie Can’t Fail (London Calling ’79)
15:30 – Judge Dread – Ding a Ling (Dreadmania ’73)
17:53 – Laurel Aitken – Landlords and Tenants (Landlords & Tenants / Everybody Suffering ’70)
20:30 – Madness – Swan Lake (One Step Beyond ’79)

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23min of Ska : Shining Knight

23skaKNIGHTThe official 150th episode! Hurrah! It deserves the royal treatment! Also, I’ve been drinking red wine all night, then stayed up way to late to scrap half of this episode just so that I could make it better for all you listeners! See, I’ll totally go the extra mile, because after all these episodes, I still love ska music and my listeners so so much! Ok, that might be the wine talking, but it doesn’t make it less true!

00:00 – Desmond Dekker & the Specials – King of Ska (King of Ska ’93)
02:47 – the Amphetameanies – Prince Albert (Right Line in Nylons ’00)
04:32 – Johnny Socko – Dancing Queen (Quatro ’99)
07:15 – the Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Rascal King (Let’s Face It ’97)
09:57 – Discoballs – Modern Princess (Dance Like Nobody’s Watching ’14)
12:47 – King Django – Every Breath You Take (Anywhere I Roam ’13)
16:17 – Prince Buster & the Trojans – Dance Cleopatra (Live in London ’89)

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23min of Ska : Rerun : Following

23ska-bwplaidSorry about the rerun folks. It’s been a big busy week for me. I was getting an episode together and it just wasn’t enough! So, in an effort to at least get you something, here’s an episode from back when I was averaging about 10 listeners a month! It’s a great episode too! Might as well save it from being lost to the sands of time!

00:00 – Corey Dixon & the Zvooks – Play Those Records (Calm Down ’00)
02:08 – Stretch – Kiss the Bride (Armstrong ’96)
04:34 – Westbound Train – Forever (Five to Two ’05)
08:21 – the Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Don’t Worry Desmond Dekker (Medium Rare ’07)
11:54 – 7 Seconds of Love – Twister (Danger is Dangerous ’07)
14:34 – the Usuals – Rocket Reggae (On the Lovers Circuit ’02)
16:41 – the Specials – Gangsters (the Specials ’79)
19:24 – My Superhero – Baggage (SKAteboard Music ’95)

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