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23min of Ska : Mix Tape : the ’10s Side A (part 1)

MixTape00-SideAPart1It’s been a minute since I set up a virtual 90min mix tape (split across 4 episodes) dedicated to a decade. One reason it’s been awhile is well… I ran out of decades… but hey, look, we’re in 2020, the 2010s are behind us! Let’s go! Like always, this isn’t a “Best of 2010s Ska” at all, it’s a just a bunch of great music from that decade. I also made it a special point to play bands that I haven’t played in a bit, but were always really rad! When I switched over to trying to keep as current as possible, some of these great bands fell by the wayside, as they either broke up, had trouble recording new material, moved away from being a ska band, or put out great new material that superseded their older, yet still great work! Enjoy this episode and for the next 3 weeks some more gems that we shouldn’t leave behind as we continue on into the 2020s!

00:00 – the Fabulous Lolo Meets King Kong Girio – I know What I’ve Go (My Favorite Heart to Break ’15)
03:12 – Kevin Batchelor’s Grand Concourse – Leave it Alone (Kevin Batchelor’s Grand Concourse ’11)
05:55 – the Forthrights – Like a Child (Camp Birdman ’11)
09:12 – the Dropsteppers – Bring it on Home (Get Up in It! ’11)
12:53 – Mr. T-Bone & the Young Lions – Stop Crying (Nothing to Lose ’11)
17:13 – the Valuables – Stuck in the Middle (Reggae-Soul Dogs ’10)
20:14 – Mad Dog & the 20/20s – Buzzkill (Things We Shold have Said (But We’ll Dance to Instead) ’17)

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23min of Ska : the Doom Sayers Say “Doom”

23skaCHESSWhat is going on listeners, all you fine fine purveyors of great music, as I can tell because you listen to this podcast, what is up? I hope you enjoy this latest episode delving into ska music from around the world. This episode, more than others, was comprised of songs that I just couldn’t get out of my head or stop thinking about. So yeah, all are top tracks, no filler, so get ready to get down.

the Debonaires – Be Alright (Oil in My Lamp / Be Alright ’12)
King Kong Girio – Dead Surfer’s Lament (Now That I’m Gone ’13)
Rude King – Down in Deep Ellum (It’ll Probably be Alright ’13)
Tommy Tornado – Armagideon Time (Cool Down ’12)
the Valuables – Downpour (the Valuables ’10)
2000 Tons of TNT – How Long Will it Take? (Reggae Mysteria ’12)
Skalie – Dusta (For Sale ’07)

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23min of Ska : It Could be Great

23ska roofSince I last left you I spent a week on vacation. Not just on vacation, but sick. Yes, I was sick on vacation. It sucked. I’m supposed to be relaxing, getting some sun and hanging out on the beaches or something. Instead I’m stuck inside. Boo! On the upside I got a bit more time to jam out to a bunch of forgotten and new songs on my ipod, which resulted in this exact episode. Good stuff that all should’ve been used in a episode before now. So enjoy this, I know that I did while I was coughing up a lung in a darkened hotel room.

the Valuables
– Habits (the Valuables ’10)
the Skints – Rat-at-at (Part & Parcel ’12)
Pressure Cooker – Hold On (What She Wants ’08)
We Are the Union – 415 in Progress (You Can’t Hide the Sun ’12)
Take A Hint – Humanity Crime (TAH EP! ’12)
Small Town Get Up – Sandcastles (Mayhem Circus ’11)
Sunny Side Up – Anthems for an Underdog (Sunny Side Up ’11)

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23min of Ska : Let’s Do This

Indeed, let’s do this! Let’s do this episode! Let’s start dancing! Let’s start doing everything! So get out, get up in it and have a great time! Start something and start it today! Come on, let’s do this! In the spirit of “Let’s Do This” me and two friends drove quite aways, braving some awful LA traffic to see the Bohunks, the second band on this episode, and it was damn magical! Their song is followed up by Jorge and the Landladies doing an excellent cover of a Who song (a fact I didn’t know until Jorge told me and I had to hang head in shame). It is another fine collection of music for you to enjoy listen to, that I had fun putting together, see, we’re all winning!

the Valuables – Feel That Rhythm (the Valuables ’10)
the Bohunks – the City (In the Waiting Room ’11)
Jorge and the Landladies – Mary-Anne with the Shaky Hands (Monobound ’12)
the Gramophone Allstars – Vine (Levitant a la Deriva ’11)
Monkey – This Life (Lost at Sea ’09)
the Hard Times – Bender of Steel (Two Bucks for Bob ’10)
the Longshots – Two Down (the Longshots ’11)
7 Seconds of Love – Winners (Danger is Dangerous ’08)

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