Friday, September 13, 2019

#568 :: Windy City Sound System 21 :: This Is Modern Ska! (11 Sept 2019)


Here’s Part 2 to our episode last month, which is featuring strictly ska music. After 50+ years in existence, the genre has gone through a number of “waves” of popularity, and the sound has evolved and fused with others in ways that the Jamaican originators wouldn’t have ever imagined. We could probably put together another handful of episodes to include all these iterations, but seeing as we’re nearing the end of the decade, we wanted to look back at the last ten years worth of ska music. Within this episode you’ll find both some of my favorite tunes from the last decade, as well as some other ones that I think have flown under the radar, proving that the genre is still alive, well, and positively thriving even to this day!


TRACKLIST 
The Cabrians - Hosana 
The Brooklyn Attractors - Gowanamera 
The Moon Invaders - Why? 
The Branlarians - Wanty & Getty
The Steady 45s - Anywhere But Here 
The Fuss - Old Testament
The Prizefighters - You’ll Never Know
The Debonaires - Oil In My Lamp (feat. Angelo Moore) 
The Brothers Ignatius - Get The Habit 
Dr. Ring Ding Ska-Vaganza - The Rule 
Ed Rome - Curtain Call 
Soweto - Last Duel In OK Corral 
Soul Radics - One Time 
Bombskare - Do All Dogs Go To Heaven? 
Alpheus - Nah Go Tek It
The Chris Murray Combo - Ain’t No Joke Being Broke 
Dudley Sibley & Smooth Beans - Jamaica Farewell




Sunday, September 8, 2019

#567 :: GO FEET! Radio counts down to the last episode (5 Sept 2019)


Hey everyone, after a lot of thought I've finally decided to call it a day and finish up GO FEET! Radio on FreeFM before the end of September. It wasn't an easy decision but some of my priorities have changed and the timing it right. It's been one of the best musical rides I've had and there's so many people to thank. Like Phil Grey and Mike Williams of FreeFM, and the many co-hosts over the years including Jim Cascino of Windy City Soundsystem, Leonardo Corso aka Leo Dub, Vic Summerfield aka DJ Skin & Bone, Meshell Rhianwen aka Miss Steady, and Allen aka DJ Nattymouse to name a few. 

To all the bands and artists, the music distributors, and the festival promoters, there's so many people that have helped support GO FEET! Radio over the years. And thanks to Steve Kitchen of Combination13.com for designing our show logo. But most of all, I thank all the listeners that have tuned in, bought tee shirts, shared my show links and cheered me on. Thank you. 

So, you may be 'wondering now, what to do, now you know this is the end'. There is some interest in keeping a Ska / Reggae show going on FreeFM and if you're keen to do this let me know asap and I'll link you with the right people to help you make it happen. 

In this episode I reminisce about some of the interviews I've done over the years with some of the coolest people. There's way more interviews than whats mentioned here, this is juts the tip of the iceberg. Enjoy!

Symarip (Roy Ellis) - Skinhead Moonstomp
The Beat (Dave Wakeling) - Tears Of A Clown
The Upsessions (Boss van Trigt) - What If These Tears
Mr T-Bone (Luigi De Gaspari) - Cosmic Puppets
Charles Bradley feat. The Inversions - Whatcha Doing (To Me)
Pama International (Allan Flowerdew) - Sure You Know The Price (But Do You Know The Cost)
Roy Panton - Mighty Ruler
Jim the Boss (Jim Monaghan) feat. The HiFi Rockers - Birthday Party
Dr. Alimantado (Duncan Campbell) - Best Dressed Chicken In Town
Atsushi & The Moisties (Atsushi Ukito) - A Sound of The Ska
AceTones (Nick Brown) - CC




Thursday, August 29, 2019

#566 :: London International Ska Festival 2020 Lineup & Giveaway (28 Aug 2019)

UPDATE: Since this show went to air new artists have been announced for LISF2020: Althea & Donna and Big Youth.

A spotlight on bands that will play London International Ska Festival 2020. And your chance to win the new album from King Zepha. Check out our Facebook page for your chance to win!


1 King Zepha - Let Your Hair Down
2 The Kubricks - 'Tainted Romance' - Lady Gaga-Gloria Jones
3 Pama International - I Can't Get No (Satisfaction)
4 The Hempolics - Wild Is The Wind
5 The Pioneers - Long Shot Kick de Bucket
6 Dennis Alcapone - Rock It In The Ghetto
7 Roddy Radiation & the Skabilly Rebels - Heartbreak City
8 The Downsetters - Commercial Break (Down)
8 The Downsetters - Dodge The Bullett
9 Ed Rome Feat. Freddie Notes - Don't Believe The Hype
10 Susan Cadogan - Breakfast In Bed
11 Skata Tones - A Day At The Fair
12 Hollie Cook - Milk And Honey
13 Christopher Ellis - Black on Black




Friday, August 23, 2019

#565 :: Windy City Sound System 20 :: Authentic Jamaican Ska (21 August 2019)

This week: Jim Cascino serves up an all Jamaican, 100% authentic, classic Ska mix. 

For one reason or another, I always find myself listening to a lot more ska during the summertime than any other season. Seeing as we’re smack dab in the middle of summer here in the States, that’s a good enough reason to put a spotlight on the genre for the next couple episodes! Next month, we’ll highlight some of the outstanding contemporary ska that’s out there; but for this month, it’s 100% classics. Included within are some of my absolute favorite 1960s ska tunes, that perfectly encapsulate the sound of a young, newly independent Jamaica! ~Jim

TRACKLIST 

Alton Ellis - Ska Beat 
Frank Cosmo - I Am The Greatest 
Justin Hinds & The Dominoes - Rub Up Push Up 
Lord Briscoe - Trojan 
Lord Tanamo - Come Down 
The Wailers - Jumbie Jamboree 
Lee Perry - Hand To Hand 
King Edwards Group - Russian Roulette 
The Maytals - Domino 
Delroy Wilson - Jerk All Night 
The Clarendonians - Shoo Be Doo Be 
Derrick Morgan - Soldier Man 
Stranger Cole & Ken Boothe - I Want To Go Home 
B.B. Seaton - Rub It Down 
Jackie Opel - Mary’s Lamb 
The Baba Brooks Band - Girls Town Ska 
Desmond Dekker & The Aces - Mount Zion 
Frank Anderson & Roland Alphonso - Musical Storeroom 
Jack Sparrow - Ice Water 
Clive Bonnie & Naomi Phillips - Open The Door 
Prince Buster - Tongue Will Tell 
The Skatalites - Beardsman Ska




Friday, August 16, 2019

#564 :: Cosmic Bambaloo (14 August 2019)


1 Don Cosmic - A Good Year
2 The Prizefighters - Firewalk
3 Satélite Kingston - Pain
4 The Meters - It Ain't No Use
5 Laurel Aitken - Bambaloo
6 The Ska Jazz Unit - Jazz Goes Ska
7 Jim the Boss feat. The HiFi Rockers - Birthday Party 
8 The Frightnrs - Make Up Your Mind
9 The Frightnrs - Make Up Your Mind (Dub)
10 The Dualers - Countless Nights
11 AceTones - CC
12 Wild Man Riddim - Jolly
13 The Simmertones - El Gringo
14 Eugene Grey - Eastern Standard Time




Thursday, August 8, 2019

#563 :: Maori Music Month (7 August 2019)

August is Te Marama Pūoru Waiata Māori - Maori Music Month so tonight's episode is full of reggae music from Māori bands and artists or inspired by te ao Māori. We dedicate this episode to the Save Our Unique Landscape campaign - SOUL and all others up at Ihumatao.
#ProtectIhumatao

1 Katchafire - 100
2 Ihi - Mana Whenua
3 Herbs - E Papa
4 The Yoots - Pupu Ake Mai
5 NRG Rising - Rua Kenana
6 Mt Zion - Soul deep
7 The Yoots - Nga Iwi E
8 Kora - Politician
9 Herbs - Dragons & Demons
10 1814 - Whakahonohono Mai
11 Troy Kingi - True Love 
12 L.A.B. - Baby Will You Let Me 
13 Cornerstone Roots - New Generation 
14 House Of Shem feat Ruia - Tahuri Mai Ra





"I am committed to doing everything in my power to prevent Fletchers from desecrating historically significant lands at Ihumatao. "Not one more acre" said Dame Whina Cooper, so I work to honour her legacy to ensure that our next generations enjoy this open landscape. Ka whawhai tonu matou, until my living able body allows, so I'm prepared Fletchers." -Pania Newton



Friday, August 2, 2019

#562 :: Love The One You're With ( August 2019)


Eastern Standard Time - Lovely In Mad
Don Cosmic - Walk Jackie Walk
Hollie Cook - Vessel Of Love
The Skatalites - Beardsman Ska
Jackie Mittoo - Jump For Joy
Mighty Megatons - I Want To Know
The Dualers (Palm Trees and 80 Degrees) - What a Bangarang
The Mellow Larks with Clue J & His Blues Blasters - Love You Baby
The Aggrolites - Love Me Tonight
The Oldians - Come Here Baby

Andy & Joey - You're Wondering Now




Saturday, July 27, 2019

#561 :: Tribute To Pat Kelly (24 July 2019)

The great Pat Kelly has passed away (1949 – 16 July 2019). 
Here's Nate's tribute to one of Jamaica's finest voices.

1 The Impressions with Curtis Mayfield - Minstrel and Queen
2 The Techniques with Pat Kelly - Queen Majesty (aka Minstrel and Queen)
3 Bitty Mclean - Make It With You
4 Dennis Alcapone - Majesty in Bed (AKA the Harder They Come)
5 U-Roy - Chalice In The Palace
6 Bongo Herman & Bingy Bunny - Feel Nice
7 Clint Eastwood - Long Run Short Ketch & Version
8 The Uniques with Cornell Campbell - Queen Majesty (Discomix)
9 Pat Kelly talks about how he made one of Jamaica's greatest songs
10 Pat Kelly - Talk About Love
11 Pat Kelly - How Long Will It Take
12 Pat Kelly - I Wish It Would Rain
13 Pat Kelly - The Dark End Of The Street
14 Los Aggrotones feat. Pat Kelly - Are You For Real

Thursday, July 18, 2019

#560 :: Windy City Sound System 19 :: Early 60's (17 July 2019)

In the early days of the Jamaican recording industry, the bands and artists primarily tried to emulate the rhythm & blues music released in the US during the 1950s. This led to a slew of fantastic R&B, jump blues, doo-wop, and ballads that were released in the early ‘60s; and even when ska, rocksteady, and reggae came to dominate the island, some artists even put out some soul sides. For this month’s edition of the show, we’ve put together a mix of these types of tunes. We’re only scratching the surface here, so expect more episodes like this in the future! 

TRACKLIST 
Tommy McCook & The Supersonics - Work Your Soul 
Laurel Aitken - Bongo Jerk 
Sir Dee’s Group - President Kennedy 
Owen Grey - Dolly Baby 
The Wailers - Teenager In Love 
Jackie Edwards - Do You Want Me Again 
The Maytals - It’s No Use 
The Jiving Juniors - Sugar Dandy 
Lester Sterling & The City Slickers - Whalebone 
Owen Gray - Mash It, Pts. 1 & 2 
Clue J & His Blues Blasters - Silky 
The Blues Blasters - Little Vilma 
Theophilus Beckford - Now You Are Dead 
Jimmy James - My Request 
The Federal Singers - Funny Thing To Say 
The Downbeats - Midnight Love 
Alton Ellis & Eddy Parkins - My Heaven 
Derrick Morgan & Patsy Todd - Thank You 
The Paragons - If I Were You 
Roland Alphonso & The Originals Orchestra - Hip Hug Her 
The Maytals - The Preacher




Thursday, July 11, 2019

#559 :: Dub Mi Rockers (10 July 2019)

An all dub episode.

1 Milton Henry & The Breadwinners - Salvation  Dub Salvation
2 Charles Bradley featuring The Inversions - Whatcha Doing (To Me)
3 The Inversions featuring Charles Bradley - Whatcha Doing (To Me)
4 Black Market - Rudie Can't Fail
5 The Black Seeds - Everybody Knows (Deep Fried Dub Remix)
6 Lee Scratch Perry and Mad Professor - Dub Those Crazy Baldheads
7 Pacey ft. Dr. Ring Ding - Joy and Pleasure & Dub 
8 Prince Fatty Ft. Big Youth & George Dekker - Get Ready & Dub
9 Vin Gordon - Shucumooku

10 Rusty Zinn - Spellbound by Dub
11 Jim the Boss - Dub in HiFi - Rockers (feat. David Hillyard)