Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Michael G of Easy Star Allstars talks Thrillah on GO FEET! Radio # 207

It was quite a fluke how I managed to get an interview with Michael Goldwasser aka Michael G of Easy Star Allstars. Heres how it all happened.

I went looking online for any interviews with Michael G and found that Roifield Brown had recently interviewed Michael G on How Jamaica Conquered The World. I asked Roifield if I could use his interview on GO FEET! Radio as I was set to play Thrillah this week and was pushed for time to chase up an interview. Roifield came back to me with Michael’s contact details. To my surprise Michael was super keen to be interviewed LIVE to air, even though it would be 7am for him in New York!

Michael is the mastermind behind a unique musical genre – taking classic albums and re-imagining them as reggae. His production Dub Side of the Moon, a reggae version of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, is one of the best-selling independent reggae releases of 21st Century, and has been praised by Pink Floyd guitarist/vocalist David Gilmour himself. Likewise, the members of Radiohead are all fans of his album Radiodread, a reggae version of their classic OK Computer. His album, Easy Star’s Lonely Hearts Dub Band is an adaptation of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper album, and it not only held the #1 spot on the Billboard Reggae Chart upon release, but it was the first reggae album to crack the Billboard Top 200 in over two years. In August 2012, Michael’s latest production was released – Easy Star’s Thrillah, a complete reggae version of Michael Jackson’s Thriller album. Hear music from Thrillah along with my interview with Michael G on this episode of GO FEET! Radio. Much thanks to Roifield Brown for helping make this all possible. Please check out Roifield’s Dub podcast, its great!
Epiosde 207, 12 September 2012
1. Easy Star Allstars featuring Mikey General and Spragga Benz – Thriller
2. Dubmatix featuring Sugar Minott – In The Ghetto
3. Katchafire – Working Remix [NZ]
4. Dub Colossus – Uptown Top Ranking [Negus Dub]
5. U-Roy – Dub With I
6. Leo Dub – Dub It Up
7. Augustus Pablo – Skanking Dub
8. Easy Star Allstars feat. Corey Harris and Ranking Joe – Time (Dub Side Of The Moon)
9. Easy Star Allstars feat. Toots and The Maytals – Let Down (Radiodread)
10. Easy Star Allstars feat. Steel Pulse – Good Morning Good Morning (Easy Star’s Lonely Hearts Dub Band)
11. Steel Pulse – Ku Klax Klan
12. Aswad – Don’t Turn Around (12″ Mix)
13. Easy Star Allstars feat. Kirsty Rock – P.Y.T (Pretty Young Thing)
(((Interview with Michael Goldwasser)))
14. Easy Star Allstars feat. Mojo Morgan and Steel Pulse – The Girl Is Mine
15. Easy Star Allstars feat. Christopher Martin – The Lady In My Life
16. Easy Star Allstars feat. Michael Rose – Beat It
17. Babylove and The Van Dangos – Dub In A Hole
18. Stephen Marley – Selassie In The Chapel

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

GO FEET! Radio # 181 It’s A Rockabilly Jamboree!!

So heres something new from GO FEET! Radio, its a Rockabilly Jamboree, YEAAAAH BAAAABY!

I’ve been a lover of Rockabilly music longer than I’ve been a fan of ska nd reggae. Thanks to my Dad who played records on a small player I came to hear some scorchin’ Rock n’ Roll, Jazz n’ Blues, and of course some Rockabilly. I’ve selected some great cuts from well known artists of yesteryear as well as some of my favorite artists on the scene today. And to end this episode theres a punk rockin’ tribute to my all-time favorite modern Rockabilly band, The Stray Cats, from some great punk bands. I’ve also thrown in some public health notices from a *comic. This is GO FEET! music – its hip, its cool, its a Rockabilly Jamboree! Enjoy!

Epiosde 181, 14 March 2012

1. Brian Setzer – Be Bop A Lula
2. The Brian Setzer Orchestra – Stray Cat Strut / You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch
3. Ray Campi – Rockabilly Music

Rockabilly singer Ray Campi plays the Jade Room (Courtesy of Jurgen Koop)

4. Gene Vincent – Hey, Hey, Hey
5. Rosie Flores – You Tear Me Up
6. Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys – I Can’t Believe I’m Saying This To You
7. Billy Lee Riley – The Little Green Men
8. Deke Dickerson – Hot Rodders Lament

9. Elvis Presley – My Baby Left Me
10. Lee Cole – Cool Baby
11. Sonny Burgess – Flattop Joint
12. Barry Ryan – And God Said Let There Be Rockabilly

13. Brian Setzer – Pickpocket
14. Fiona Boyes – Rockabilly On My Radio
15. Skabilly Rebels with Roddy ‘Radiation’ Byers – This Cat Needs A Kitten

Roddy “Radiation” Byers, known originally for his role as The Specials’ lead guitarist, has now stepped into the spotlight with his own band, The Skabilly Rebels, known for its distinct mix of ska rhythms with rockabilly.

16. Lee Rocker – Wild Child
17. Imelda May – Tainted Love
18. Kitty Daisy and Lewis – Swinging Hawaii

19. G-String – Somethings Wrong With My Radio
20. Mad Marge and The Stonecutters – Fishnet Stockings
21. Thee Merry Widows – (He’s) Sexy and 17

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* The public health notices are simply comical forms of what Robin Willams does well, listener discretion is advised.

GO FEET! Radio # 178 Tommy Tornado Talks Saxaphone, Music & Touring with The Toasters Downunder

Episode 178, 7 March 2012
This episode came together at the last minute but came together really well. I’m joined by Tommy Tornado (Netherlands). Hes a sensational sax player who has recorded and played with the whos who of ska rocksteady reggae and R n B. His new album has hit the scene and you need to grab a copy if you dig saxophone in your roots rocksteady and reggae. I’m going to work on getting him here to New Zealand, watch this space! Enjoy!!
1. Laurel Aitken & The Boogie Cats – Boogie Rock
2. Tommy Tornado – Marcus Garvey
3. The Oldians – Song For Mr. Knibbs
4. Alpheus – We Are Strong
5. Hypochondriacs – Horny
6. Intensified – Heartstopping
7. Tommy Tornado – Desert Storm
(( Tommy Tornado Interview ))
8. Tommy Tornado feat. Mr. T Bone - Rocky Road
9. Tommy Tornado – In This Time
10. Big Jay McNeely – Deacon Rides Again

Big Jay McNeely meets Jzzzzzp (Tommy’s Jump Jazz band)

11. Tommy Tornado – Armagideon Time
12. Tommy Tornado – Healing
13. Sugar Brown – Deeper & Sweeter
14. The Black Seeds – Pippy Pip (Free Download)
15. Rude Rich and The High Notes – Tom Steady
16. The Aggrolites – Its Gonna Be Ok
17. The Techniques – I Wish It Would Rain
18. Stubborn All Stars – Road Song
19. Melbourne Ska Orchestra – Feel Like Jumpin’
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