Thursday, June 6, 2019

#554 :: Do The Reggae Dance (5 June 2019)

1 Owen Gray - Reggae Dance
2 Johnny Osborne - The Warrior
3 Gemma & The Travellers - Going Out With James Brown
4 The Bamboos - Step It Up
5 King Zepha - Just One Look
6 The Specials - B.L.M
7 The Aggrolites - Help Man
8 Roy Ellis feat Transilvanians - I'll Be Loving You Baby 
9 The Far East - Love is the Answer feat. Willow Wilson
10 Los Guanabana - Jarocho
11 Yabby You Meets King Tubby - Chant Down Babylon
12 Dennis Brown - Things In Life
13 The Red Stripes - OK La!
14 Prince Fatty feat Earl 16 - Be Thankful For What You Got
5 Melbourne Ska Orchestra - What You Said And What You Did
16 AceTones - Double Black

Sunday, June 2, 2019

553 :: Groove Them, Move Them - 2019 Releases (29 May 2019)

A musical mix of (mainly) 2019 releases.

1 Eastern Standard Time - Thing Of The Past
2 AceTones - CC
3 Mighty Megatons - I Want To Know
4 Ska Jazz Messengers - Mil Veces No
5 King Zepha's Northern Sound - You Let Yourself Go
6 Pama International - Let Me Down Gently
7 Pama International - Get Up Off Your Knees
8 Westbound Train - Gutter (I Should Start Listening)
9 The Aggrolites - Groove Them Move Them
10 Steady 45's - Slow Down Heart
11 Clinton Fearon - Time
11 Keishera - Put It On You 
12 Club Sandinista! - Nutty D Stompers
13 Phoenix City All-Stars - Guns of Brixton
14 The Crepitans - Pick It Up Strong
15 Jamaican Jazz Orchestra - Happy Earthquake
16 Joey Quinones - Don't Tell Me

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

#552 :: Windy City Sound System :: Two Tone Tribute (15 May 2019)

In last month’s episode of the show, we marked the 50 years since the Spirit Of ‘69, with a full hour of boss reggae. This month, we wanted to mark the other big remembrance from this year: the 40th anniversary of the founding of 2-Tone! Not only did these bands help to bring ska music back into the popular musical culture, but they helped to spread the sound to the rest of the globe. For the first half of this episode, we’ve got tunes by some of the bigger bands that were on the forefront of the 2-Tone movement. The latter half is dedicated to the bands that kept this sound going through the remainder of the ‘80s and beyond! 

The Specials - Monkey Man 
Madness - Baggy Trousers 
The Selecter - Murder 
Bad Manners - Ne-Ne Na-Na Na-Na Nu-Nu 
The Beat - Whine & Grine/Stand Down Margaret 
The Bodysnatchers - Ruder Than You 
The Swinging Cats - Away 
The Aller Værste - Du Sklei Meg Så Nær Inn På Livet 
The Uptown Rulers - Nightclub Dying 
The Ska-Dows - Telstar 
Boss - Rude Boys Are Back In Town 
Mobster - Mobster Shuffle 
Skaos - Ska Down Skank Party 
The Toasters - Shocker! 
Rude Guest - Spooked 
Heavy Manners - Hometown Ska 
The Puzzles - Alladinn 

Friday, May 10, 2019

#551 :: A Ska & Reggae Tribute To Mothers (8 May 2019)

Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers. We love you!

1 Lord Tanamo with Dr. Ring-Ding & The Senior Allstars - Mother's Love
2 The Upsessions - Forget What Your Mother Said
3 The Simmertones - Mothers Choice
4 Dennis Brown - Oh Mother
5 Laurel Aitken - Woman Is Sweeter Than Man
6 Owen Gray with Kenneth Richards & His Band - Cutest Little Woman
7 Desmond Dekker - Honour Your Mother And Father
8 The Skatalites - Hello Mother
9 Hollie Smith - No Woman No Cry
10 The Gramophone Allstars - Love You Like a Woman
11 Sonia Collymore (Courtney John) - Superwoman
12 The Ethiopians - Mother's Tender Care
13 The Soul Leaders - Mothers Advice (shop around)
14 Alton Ellis - Mother And Father
15 Busy Signal - For The Mothers
16 Sizzla feat Konshens & Delus - Thank You Mother
17 Jah Sun - Woman Of Virtue
18 Slim Smith - My Woman's Love

Friday, May 3, 2019

#550 :: Lovely In Mad (1 May 2019)

The Planet Smashers - Can't Stop
The Prizefighters - Bebop Rocksteady
Janet Kumah - Words to Say
Ska Cubano - Megumi's Amor
The Israelites - Coxsone's Memorial
Gregory Isaacs - One More Time
The Interrupter feat. Rancid - Got Each Other 
Mr T Bone and Friends - How About The Moon
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Koishite Cha Cha Cha
Mighty Megatons - I Want To Know
The Skints - Learning to Swim
The Viceroys - Take You Hand
Eastern Standard Time - Lovely In Mad
Hammond York - La Nueva York
See Spot - Needles and Pins
David Hillyard & The Rocksteady 7 - Burrulero Latino

Friday, April 26, 2019

#549 :: LIVE Recording Wednesday :: The Bandulus & Rotterdam Ska Jazz Foundation (24 April 2019)

From Texas to the Netherlands, here's some top ska/reggae/soul bands performing live. Both recordings were found on

First up we have The Bandulus performing live on
Higher Reasoning Reggae Time radio show in Portland, 2016 (KBOO Community Radio).

Then we have Rotterdam Ska Jazz Foundation
performing at Pacific Parc in Amsterdam, 2010.

If you know the track listings for either band
please post it below for us. Thanks. Enjoy!!

Sunday, April 21, 2019

#548 :: Windy City Sound System :: Spirit Of '69 (17 April 2019)

2019 is a big year in terms of ska and reggae anniversaries, and we wanted to take the next couple episodes to properly mark them. For this month’s episode, we’re focusing on the 50th anniversary of the Spirit Of ‘69. Boss reggae came into its own in 1969, another drastic change in sound for Jamaican music after the smooth rocksteady of the past couple years. There were a cavalcade of fantastic tunes released during the course of the year, and we picked out an hour’s worth of our favorites! Jim of Windy City Sound System 

Justin Hinds & The Dominoes - Sufferation 1969
The Blenders - Decimal Currency
Clancy Eccles - Fattie Fattie
Amiel Moody - Ratchet Knife
Count Sticky & The Upsetters - Dry Acid
Dandy Livingstone - Reggae In Your Jeggae
David Isaacs - Since You Are Gone
Dennis Walks - The Drifter
Richard Ace - More Reggae
John Holt - What You Gonna Do Now
Ken Boothe - Old Fashioned Way
Laurel Aitken - Reggae 69
The Upsetters - Bronco
Phyllis Dillon - Love Is All I Had
Joe Nolan - Poison Reggay
Stranger Cole - Help Wanted
The Maytals - Oh Yea
The Reggae Boys - Me No Born Ya
Sound Dimension - Time Is Tight
The Tennors - Another Scorcher

Thursday, April 11, 2019


No waffle, just a great mix of modern ska, reggae and rocksteady.

1 Virginia Rivera Lone Ark Riddim Force - Live Learn
2 Keith Tex - Global Politics
3 The Scotch Bonnets - Royals
4 The Far East - Far East Ride
5 The Prizefighters (Firewalk) - Burnt Toast and Black Coffee
6 Vieja Skina - Meridiano
7 Mighty Megatons* - I Want To Know
8 The Piseogs - The Captain's Wife
9 Rusty Zinn - Spellbound (Sha La La)
10 The Conquerors - Mr D.J.
11 Eastern Standard Time - Thing Of The Past
12 The Specials (Encore) - Embarrassed By You
13 The Indecision - Leave a Light On
14 Harry J Allstars - Soul Special
15 Guive & The Ora - DR. Reason & Mr. Heart
16 Jonny Go Figure - Vinyl Lover
17 The Beat feat Ranking Roger - Maniac

Sunday, April 7, 2019

#546 :: Tribute To Ranking Roger (3 April 2019)

A tribute to Roger Charlery, known to fans as Ranking Roger. He joined The Beat at the age of sixteen. He led his band The Beat featuring Ranking Roger after splitting from Dave Wakeling's The English Beat. Rest easy Ranking Roger. Thank you so much for all the music.

Roger Charlery (21 February 1963 – 26 March 2019), known professionally as Ranking Roger.

Track list
Behind the scenes documentary featuring Ranking Roger
The Beat - Tears Of A Clown
The Beat - Ranking Full Stop
Behind the scenes documentary featuring Ranking Roger
The Beat - Hands Off, She's Mine (Extended Version)
The Beat - Twist And Crawl (Extended Version)
The Beat - Mirror In The Bathroom
Interview with Dave Wakeling, GO FEET! Radio
Song in behind Dave Wakeling's interview is Bob Marley - Punky Reggae Party (London Mastermix)
The Beat - Two Swords
The Beat - Stand Down Margaret (Dub)
Ranking Roger talks all things Public Confidential
The Beat featuring Ranking Roger - Who's Dat Looking
The Beat featuring Ranking Roger - Skank Away
The Beat featuring Ranking Roger - A Good Day For Sunshine
Everett Morton reminisces about Ranking Roger
The Beat - Can't Get Used To Losing You

Saturday, March 30, 2019

#545 :: LIVE Recording Wednesday 27th March 2019 :: The Scofflaws, LIVE Vol.1 (1996)

A great live recording from a Huntington, Long Island, New York-based third wave ska band that debuted in 1988 called the Scofflaws. 

The Scofflaws early sound was characterized by strong R&B and jazz influences as well as eclectic covers of such songs as Henry Mancini's "A Shot in the Dark", Danny Elfman's theme for Pee-wee's Big Adventure, and a scorching live rendition of The Skatalites instrumental "Ska-La Parisian". Original songs like "Ska-La-Carte", "Nude Beach" and "William Shatner" became cult favorites due to the offbeat lyrics and quirky vocal stylings of bandleader Richard "Sammy" Brooks and trombonist Buford O'Sullivan.

They toured the United States several times, including stints as the openers for Desmond Dekker and Bad Manners. In addition, they toured Europe in 1998 supporting Laurel Aitken & The New York Ska Jazz Ensemble.

Although The Scofflaws have not released a studio recording since 1998, Brooks continues to lead the band in live performances within the New York area.

Purchase Scofflaws merc at

1. Ska-La Parisian
2. After The Lights
3. Back Door Open
4. Bernie's Tune
5. Paul Getty
6. Nude Beach
7. Groovin' Up
8. Till The End Of Time
9. Skagroovie
10. Ska La-Carte