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23min of Ska : James Bond

23skaBONDJames Bond and ska have ties going all the way back to 1962’s “Dr. No” where James finds himself in Jamacia. Not only that, but ska band Byron Lee & the Dragonaires are even in the movie! I’ve picked some obvious and not so obvious songs for this episode. Enjoy this episode with a nice cocktail.

00:00 – Prince Buster – 007 (Dance Cleopatra Dance ’72)
02:20 – Lyn Taitt & the Jets – el Casino Royale (el Casino Royal / Dee’s Special ’68)
04:55 – Tommy McCook – Goldfinger (Goldfinger / My Girl ’65)
07:46 – Soweto – Honey Ryder (You Give Me Fever ’08)
11:00 – Lloyd Charmers – Dollars and Bonds (Dollars and Bonds / Sound Familiar ’70)
13:34 – the Skatalites – James Bond (Ball of Fire ’92)
20:12 – the Butlers – Sock it to ‘Em J.B. (Spare Shells comp ’01)

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