Tag Archives: the Zvooks

23min of Ska: Strawberry Hard Candies

23skaSTRAWBERRYCANDYThis is the second episode assembled on the old 23skaLAPTOP, where actually a majority of the episodes from 2010 – 2016 were assembled! Production was only moved to the 23skaCOMPUTER after uploading the show online had become troublesome due to the laptop’s “planned” obsolescence. With help from the 23skaPHONE and 23skaTABLET we are getting the new eps out, but it’s a struggle to be sure. On the 23skaCOMPUTER front, that dude is dead, yet can be revived! So more like undead. Due to the amazing help of listeners Jason Sample, David Davis and Ryan Michael McCarroll and their amazing patience with my questions, a fix is around the corner! Thanks for listening in, and I hope to be casting out of better digs next week!

00:00 – Super Hi-Fi – Fergie (Blue and White ’18)
02:29 – the Army – Mr. Average (Kick it Down / Mr. Average ’81)
05:34 – Corey Dixon and the Zvooks – I don’t Know (Calm Down ’01)
08:03 – Babylove & the Van Dangos – I Want You Here (I Want You Here / Shades of the Same Color ’10)
11:58 – Pressure Cooker – Space:1999 (I Want to Tell You ’01)
14:08 – the Duppies – Need You Around (Broken Organ ’15)
17:16 – the Allstonians – Friday Night, Saturday Morning (Spare Shells comp ’00)
20:31 – Bigtopp – Hero (Next Stage ’15)

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23min of Ska : Nevada Gas

23skanevadagasOh yeah! OH YEAH! It’s time to celebrate! Get down you crazy kids and pick it up to some ska! Are you freakin kidding me!? It’s dancing time, because ska is here for you again! Woo! Ok, just an excited and happy chap over here… don’t mind me, just put some fantastic sounds in your head!

00:00 – the Freecoasters – Tucson, AZ (Show Up ’16)
04:10 – the Bohunks – Ultimatum (In the Waiting Room ’11)
06:53 – Babylove & the Van Dangos – the Road was Made for Walking (Let it Come, Let it Go ’12)
12:14 – the Zvooks – Since I Left (Lessons Learned ’03)
15:45 – Westbound Train – Stranded (Rarebreed Recording Co. Summer Sampler ’15)
19:26 – the Bandulus – That Girl is Mine (the Times We Had ’12)

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23min of Ska : Second Coming

23skaSECONDCOMINGYo, listen up, after last weeks over stuff and frantic episode, I thought we could take it a little easier this week. Geez, I hope you agree, I certainly think it’s another awesome episode! Listen up and enjoy yourself out there, it’s later than you think!

00:00 – Half Past Two – Girl in a Band (It’s About Time ’09)
04:15 – the Equators – Baby Come Back (Baby Come Back ’80)
07:45 – Pressure Cooker – Secondhand Soldier (What She Wants ’08)
11:26 – the Smooths – Enemy (Very Own Vegas ’96)
15:16 – the Caroloregians – Back in the Day (Fat is Back ’11)
18:01 – Corey Dixon & the Zvooks – I Hope You Know (Calm Down ’01)
20:28 – the Bohunks – Precious (In the Waiting Room ’11)

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23min of Ska : Three Hard Winters

23skaNORSEThis episode is for my friends, and by that I mean, you guys, my listeners. Also, the bands in this podcast contain some people that range from good acquaintances to long distance friends (except for doctormanette, I don’t even know anyone in that band). So this, is possibly, the one of the friendliest episodes of the show that I have ever put out! Listen with your friends! Also, re: the title “Three Hard Winters,” it’s a reference to Fimbulvetr, the three harsh Winters (without a Summer) in Norse mythology that is the prelude to Ragnarök.

00:00 – Sammy Kay & the Easygroove Allstars – So Long (Easygrooves Vol. 1 ’13)
03:46 – Rude King – Lose Before I Start (It’ll Probably be Alright ’13)
07:13 – Corey Dixon and the Zvooks – Goodbye, so Long (Come and Go ’01)
10:43 – the Shifters – Moving On (In it! ’12)
14:04 – Stop the Presses – Leading Lady (eSKAndalo! ’13)
21:14 – doctormanette – 2¢ (the Same Thing Over & Over ’97)

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Another way to support the podcast is to buy some records from our partners in crime over at Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, they carry some great vinyl ska records!

23min of Ska : the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus

23skaTEMPLEFirst, check that Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra track! This is kinda the American debut of that song, for reals! The only way to have heard it already is to have been a filthy bootleggin’ pirate! (Or live in Japan I guess.) Second, that intro track by the Zvooks, all intros on any podcast should be that good! The Zvooks used to play a bunch around my area, loved those guys, that song was a set staple, hearing it always brings me back to dancing in an American Legion Hall or the back room of a pizza joint. That’s the thing about ska, it’s always out there, somewhere, lurking, ready to show you a good time and get you to move your feet! All the other songs are flippin’ great as well, but I had to call attention to those two! Enjoy!

00:00 – Corey Dixon and the Zvooks – Got All My Life (Calm Down ’01)
02:47 – Deal’s Gone Bad – Good Old Days (the Ramblers ’07)
06:41 – Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra feat. Asian Kung-Fu Generation – Wake Up (Ska Me Forever ’15)
11:17 – Punch the Clown – $10 Cigar (the Secret Life of Punch the Clown ’98)
13:57 – Call Me Malcolm – Tally Man (Check Sells ’11)
16:42 – One Groovy Coconut – Millennium Falcon (More Like This Than That ’89)
19:17 – the Longshots – Why You Fightin’ Rudy (Borrowed Time ’14)

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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)

Show support for the podcast by finding & liking 23min of Ska on facebook as well as follow on twitter. Also, feel free to download this episode if you hadn’t before. Another way to support the podcast is to buy some records from our partner in crime over at Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, they have some great vinyl ska records!

23min of Ska : a Return to Form

23ska-bwplaidHere we go, back in the saddle, the kind of show that I’m used to putting together, a bunch of great and modern ska bands from all over and a few of the greats from the more recent past. I hope that you continue to enjoy what I’m doing here week to week.

Jackmove – Drunken Tiger (Fifty-Fifty ’04)
Mr. T-Bone & the Young Lions – Nothing to Lose (Nothing to Lose ’11)
the Prizefighters – No Use Crying (No Use Crying / Night Breeze ’13)
the Zvooks – Never Care Again (Lesson Learned ’03)
The scandals – HAM & EGG (Rude MEANS Skank ’10)
Joystick – Death Valley (Likity Split ’10)
the Bennies – Mushroom Tea (Better Off Dread ’13)

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