Friday, May 23, 2014

Hard Day’s Night (GFR#294)

GO FEET! Radio #294
Wednesday, 14 May, 2014
10pm-11.30pm, FreeFM89.0,
Hamilton, NZ.

An all-music episode this week. Actually, this episode is from two weeks ago but I won’t bore you with details about how everything seemed to crash/breakdown/stop-working all at the same time, I’m talkin’ laptop, smart phone and vehicle. A complete WTH (what the heck!!) moment. Anyways … here tis! We’re looking forward to having Dave Wakeling’s English Beat return downunder. Should be a good tour for them, more shows and time in NZ. I thought I’d give Sapo Banjo’s new tune a whirl, Hard Day’s Night, a great cover of a Beatles toon. Check the link below for where you can download it from. And speaking of The Beatles, can you hear riffs from Beatles songs in The Brooklyn Attractors song, Povo?? Man I love that song!! Enjoy!

1. Dimestore Skanks – Lady Ska Ska [NZ]
2. Soulsystem – Power Of Will [NZ]
3. Acetones – Atom sound [NZ]
4. Mosity Atsushi – Come On Come On [NZ]
5. NRG Rising – Te Orokohanga [NZ]
6. Sola Rosa feat. Noah Slee – Can We Get It Together [NZ]
7. Policulture – The Sound
8. Antonee Firstclass and Augustus Pablo – Can’t Tell Me
9. Antonee Firstclass feat. Tappa Zukie and Militant Barry – Step On Through
10. Hollie Cook – Looking For Real Love
11. Rude Boy George feat. Antonee Firstclass – Talking In Your Sleep
12. Sapo Banjo – Hard Days Night (FREE DOWNLOAD LINK)
13. The Longshots – From The Root
14. Dr. Ring Ding and Kingston Rudieska – Your Sweet Kiss
15. The Brooklyn Attractors – Povo
16. The Upsetters & Prince Jazzbo – Story Come To Bump
17. Delton Screechie – Living In The Ghetto
18. Israel Vibration – Ball Of Fire

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Jamaican Legend: Charlie Organaire Interview Part Two (GFR#292)

GO FEET! Radio #292
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
10pm-11.30pm, FreeFM89.0,

Heres part two of my interview with Charlie Organaire – Jamaican Legend / Singer / Harmonica Player / Band Leader.

And heres a link to part one of the interview.

Next week we check out some fresh, new Ska and Rocksteady from New Zealand band, Atsushi and The Moisties.

1. Tommy McCook and The Supersonics with Roy Richards – Rocking Soul
2. Roy Richards – Another Thing
Interview with Charlie Organaire
3. Charlie Organaire – Bad Boy Charlie
4. Charlie Organaire – Royal Charlie
5. Charlie Organaire – Sweet Jamaica
6. Charlie Organaire – Troubles
7. Charlie Organaire – Go Home
8. Charlie Organaire and The Carib Beats – The Good You Can
9. Don Drummond – Smile
10. Dean Fraser – Skateland Sax
11. Charlie Organaire – Friends
12. Lee Oskar – So Much In Love
13. Jerry Murad’s Harmonicats – Music To Watch Girls By
14. Jerry Murad’s Harmonicats – Twilight Time
15. Stevie Wonder (Eivets Rednow) – Aflie
16. Ernest Ranglin – Stop That Train
17. Dean Fraser – Night Nurse (Sax Version)
18. Stranger Cole with Charlie Organaire and The Prizefighters – Rough And Tough
19. Owen Gray – Mash It! (Parts 1 & 2)
20. Malarians – Pharisee
21. King Django – Nokh a Shtik
22. Big Youth – Some Like It Dread
23. Inner Circle – I Shot The Sherrif
24. Stubborn Allstars – Lose This Skin
25. The Slackers – Walking With Myself
26. Eastern Standard Time – Housewive’s Choice

Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Mighty Ruler Returns: Roy Panton Interview Part 2 (GFR#289)

GO FEET! Radio #289
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
10pm-11.30pm, FreeFM89.0,, Hamilton, NZ!

Roy Panton aka The Mighty Ruler, and the other half of ‘Roy & Yvonne’, talks with me about their new album, ‘Moving On’ which features Teddy Garcia’s Combo. Its out now on Liquidator Music. Roy also talks about the early days in Jamaica when he and Yvonne Harrison started out singing and recording Bluebeat, Ska and Rocksteady. This is part two of a two-part interview, for part one click this. Be sure to check out new music by the bands whose songs I play at the start of this episode too, some hot little numbers there. And if you’re lucky enough to be near the London International Ska Festival next week (17-20th April) you’re in for a real treat. I spin a few tunes from featured bands at this years fest at the end of this episode.

Next week I’ll spotlight bands featured at Bluesfest 2014 in glorious Byron Bay, Australia.

1. Ken Lazarus – John Jones
2. The Longshots – Boogeyman
3. Jr. Thomas meets The Venditions – One Desire
4. The Brooklyn Attractors – For Credric
5. Kingston Rudieska with Dr. Ring Ding – Johnny Come Home
6. The Skints feat. Random Impulse – Break Me Down
7. Western Standard Time – Freedom Sounds
8. Western Standard Time – In The Mood For Ska
9. Western Standard Time – Occupation
Interview with Roy Panton (part two)
10. Ben E. King – Stand By Me
11. Ben E. King – Jamaica
12. Roy & Yvonne – Two Roads
13. Keith & Enid with Trenton Spence & His Group – Everything Will Be Alright
14. Shirley & Lee – Let The Good Times Roll
15. Sam Cooke – Good Times
16. Byron Lee and the Dragonaires – Last Night
17. Roy Panton & Yvonne Harrison – You Say No
18. Bunny Lee All Stars – Gulletto Version
19. Ansell Collins – Smooth
20. Yvonne Harrison – My Baby
21. The Upstemians – Imperfect
22. Bandits – Magnum Bullet
23. Roy Panton – Ohh La La
24. The Sidewalk Doctors – Duty Calls
25. The Delegators – You and Me
26. Dennis Bovell – Mek It Run (Run Rasta Run)
27. Phoenix City All-Stars – Tears Of A Clown
28. Keith and Tex – Tighten Up Your Grid
29. The Rhythm Rules – Proud Feeling
30. Ken Parker – A Change Is Gonna Come

Friday, April 4, 2014

Jeremy Peña Interview: The Bandulus Texas Tour With The Slackers (GFR#287)

GO FEET! Radio # 287, 2 April 2014

Hey musical lovers! Thanks for tuning back in to GO FEET! Radio again. In this episode I *finally* catch up with Jeremy Peña of The Bandulus to hear how they do the rocksteady in Texas. Jeremy has a great musical pedigree and has been active in the ska-rocksteady-soul scene in Austin, Texas for a number of years. The Bandulus support The Slackers throughout Texas this month so if you’re in earshot of their great sound, don’t be a clown, get yourself down, down on a dancefloor near you and do the Texas Rocksteady with these boss bands!

Heres the show dates:
April 2 – Tree’s w/ The Slackers – Dallas, TX
April 3 – Jack’s Patio Bar w/ The Slackers – San Antonio, TX
April 4 – Flamingo Cantina w/ The Slackers – Austin, TX
April 5 – Flamingo Cantina w/ The Slackers – Austin, TX
April 6 – The Hop Shop w/ The Slackers – Harlingen, TX
April 7 – Scout Bar w/ The Slackers – Houston, TX
April 8 – Maison Frenchman w/ The Slackers – New Orleans, LA
April 18 – Austin Reggae Festival w/ Inner Circle and Easy Star All Stars -Austin, TX
May 16 – Gas Lamp – Fistful Of Ska w/ Soul Radics, 3 Minute Hero – Des Moines, IA
May 17 – Kryptonite Bar – Rockford, Il
May 18 – The Brass Rail w/ Hub City Stompers & Unlikely Alibi – Fort Wayne, IN
May 25 – The Shrine – Harlem, NY
May 29 – The Sidebar w/ The Shifters & Sammy Kay – Baltimore, MD
May 31 – Foo Bar w/ The Soul Radics – Nashville, TN

Playlist # 287
1. The Bandulus – Drummy’s Got The Shakes
2. The Bandulus – Does That Make Me A Good Man
3. The Skatalites – Lalibela
4. The Skatalites – Desert Ska
5. The Slackers – Wasted Days
6. Rancid – Life Won’t Wait
7. The Skatalites – Piece For Peace
8. Hepcat – Keep On
9. The stingers ATX – Get Away
10. Kevin Batchelor – There Was A Time
11. Skatalites – Walk With Me
12. Rude King – Open For Business
13. The Suffers – Step Aside
14. Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble – The Things I Used To Do
16. The Bandulus – Evildoers
17. Lee Fields – Ladies
18. The Slackers – Top Floor, Bottom Buzzer
19. The Slackers – Top Dub
20. The Slackers – Stereo On
21. The Slackers – My Bed Is A Boat
22. Lee Fields – Honey Dove
23. Lee Fields – Love Comes And Goes
24. Rancid – Hooligans
25. The Slackers – Easy
26. The Stingers ATX – Get Away
27. The Blues Busters – Behold!
28. Lee Fields – Faithful Man
29. Lady Get Ready
30. Lady – Get Ready (Ticklah remix)
31. Ranking Dread – Bandulu (Hard Times)

Trace Mamoun Interview: Jamaica’s Alpha Boys School Radio Project (GFR#286)

GO FEET! Radio # 286, 26 March 2014

Greetings musical lovers! The likelihood of you having music by an ex-Alpha Boys School pupil in your musical collection is very high. Notable alumni, all musicians, include: the four founding members of the Skatalites (Tommy McCook, Johnny “Dizzy” Moore, Lester Sterling and Don Drummond), Dizzy Reece, Cedric Brooks, David Madden, Theophilus Beckford, Rico Rodriguez, Yellowman, Vin Gordon. Harold McNair, Joe Harriott, “Deadly” Headley Bennett, Leroy “Horsemouth” Wallace, the Israel Vibration vocal trio (Lascelle “Wiss” Bulgin, Albert “Apple Gabriel” Craig, and Cecil “Skeleton” Spence) and Leroy Smart.

Kingston, Jamaica’s legendary Alpha Boys’ School, a school for disadvantaged youth that has been a powerhouse in training reggae musicians, is seeking funding for a radio and music studio and media lab to be constructed on the campus of the historic school in the summer of 2014. I catch up with Trace Mamoun, project manager, to hear how a girl from Paris gets to be in Jamaica helping youth shes never met before and hear all about the ins and outs of the project. With only minutes left to pledge your support I urge you to consider giving generously to this worthy project (see link below for details). All the music in this episode, except the track by Toots, features ex-pupils of Alpha Boys School. Enjoy!

1. Eddie ‘Tan Tan’ Thornton – Alpha Boys Song
2. The Alpha Boys Band – Upward and Onward We Go
3. Tommy McCook – Boogie Down Dub
4. Tommy McCook – Crashing Dancehall
5. Leroy Smart – Happiness Is My Desire
6. Jo Jo Bennett – Hot Pop
7. Deadley Headley – Corn Meal Pop
8. Johnny Osbourne – Truth And Rights
9. Version City Rockers with Johnny Osbourne – Let There Be Love
10. Johnny Osbourne – Dub Specialist – Luanda
11. Yellowman – Over Me
12. Toots and The Maytals UNRELEASED LIMITED EDITION – Time Tough
13. Im and David – The Way To My Heart
14. Tommy McCook – Rocket Ship
15. Don Drummond and Tommy McCook – Music Is My Occupation
16. Johnny ‘Dizzy’ Moore – Tribute To Sir Alex
17. Lester Stirling – Soul Voyage
18. Leroy ‘Horsemouth’ Wallace – Skanky
19. The Joe Harriott Quartet – Just Friends
20. Bertie King – Blue Lou
21. Ska Rebirth Band (Alpha Boy’s School Graduates) – Rehearsal With Sparrow Martin
22. Rico Rodriguez – Rainbow Into The Rio Mino
23. Jools Holland Band with Rico Rodriguez – L-O-V-E
24. Kitty Daisy and Lewis with Tan Tan and Rico – I’m Sorry
25. Prince Fatty with Wintson Francis and Dennis Alcapone – Ali Baba
26. Judah Eskender Tafari and Cedric Brooks – Sitting In The Park
27. The Skatalites feat. Cedric Brooks – Outback Ska

Friday, March 21, 2014

Roy Panton AKA The Mighty Ruler Interview: Part One (GFR#285)

GO FEET! Radio # 285, 19 March 2014

Jamaican legend Roy Panton aka The Mighty Ruler joins me on this episode of GO FEET! Radio for the first of a two-part series. From Toronto, Canada, where he and his wife, Yvonne Harrison of ‘Roy and Yvonne‘, have made their home since Roy left Jamaica in 1972. Roy was one of the first in Jamaican to be recorded as a singing duo and he tells all about this time. He tells of experiences with revered Jamaican producers and how he was present when Jamaican music evolved from Bluebeat to Ska to Rocksteady. Get your ears around this, kick of your work shoes and get ready to shuffle your feet. This is GO FEET! Radio. Enjoy!

1. Roy Panton – Ohh La La (Liquidator Music)
2. The Skatalites – After The Rain
3. Roy Ellis with Thee Hurricanes – Can You Feel It
4. The Beatdown – You Never Know
5. Bandits – Magnum Bullet
6. Pat Kelly with Intensified – You Don’t Care
((( Interview with Roy Panton aka The Mighty Ruler )))
7. Drumbago All Stars – Duck Soup
8. Drumbago & The Dynamites – Drumbago
9. Roy Panton – The Mighty Ruler
10. Busters Allstars – Poison On Beeson Street
11. Monty & Roy – Shes Mine
12. Monty & Roy – Girl Of My Dreams
13. Monty & Roy – Jenny
14. Owen & Millie – Sugar Plum
15. Roy Panton – Endless Memory
16. Rico with the Matador Allstars – Continental Shuffle
17. Theophilius Beckford – Easy Snappin’
18. The Skatalites – Cool Smoke
19. Byron Lee and the Dragonaires – Joy Ride
14. Byron Lee and the Dragonaires – Fat Back
15. Upcoming Willows & The Skatalites – Red China
16. The Shifters – Dance With You
17. Los Granadians and Derrick Morgan – What It Takes To Love Me
18. Los Granadians – Reggae Clam Clam
19. Shaggy feat. Peetah Morgan and Tessanne Chin – Deadly Love
20. Clinton Fearon – Poor Nana

Friday, February 14, 2014

Interview with Nicky Bomba of Bustamento and Melbourne Ska Orchestra [GFR#281]

Hey everyone! Nicky Bomba returns to New Zealand this weekend (15-16th Feb 14) – this time with Bustamento AND Melbourne Ska Orchestra and wait, theres more, he’s bringing them right to my backdoor step in Hamilton! Both bands will be performing as part of the annual Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival happening from 14-27 February 2014. 

Nicky’s uptempo dance-along bands are sure to be crowd pleasers, and I’m really keen to be a part of it. On Saturday 15th from 10pm at the Rogers Rose Gardens (and for only $20!) The Southern Diplomats (with me on harmonica) will open for Nicky Bomba’s Bustamento. Then on Sunday 16th from 7.30pm on the Rhododendron Lawn an explosive demonstration of music will unfold as the Melbourne Ska Orchestra hits the stage. This will only cost music lovers $39 or $10 for 5-14 year olds. 

These two nights of high energy and fun are not to be missed. Nicky shares his excitement about returning to New Zealand during this episode plus a few insights into what makes up his varied musical tastes and career. Enjoy!

GO FEET! Radio # 281, 12 February 2014
1. Bustamento – Popeye
2. Bustamento – Swinging Momento
3. King Pepe & His Calypso Combo – Love Is Strange
4. Lord Mouse and the Kalypso Katz – Jack’s Broth
5. Melbourne Ska Orchestra – Katoomba
6. Roland Alphonso – Drum Song Style
7. Tommy McCook – Archie
8. Melbourne Ska Orchestra – Third Time Lucky
9. Prince Buster All Stars – This Is It
10. The Wailers – So Much Trouble
11. Funkees – Dancing Time
12. Jackie Mittoo – Mule Jerk
13. El Moth – Must I
14. Joe Gibbs All Stars – Kingstonians Reggae
15. King Sunny Ade – Ja Fun Mi
16. The Specials – Return of Django
17. The Specials – A Messgae To You Rudy
18. Dandy Livingston – Rudy, A Message To You
19. Melbourne Ska Orchestra – Learn To Love Again
20. Tradition – Alternative 3
21. Lord Tanamo with Dr. Ring Ding and the Senior Allstars – Iron Bar
22. Roy Panton – Ohh La La
23. Calypso Rose – Calypso Blues
24. Mikey Chung – Breezing
25. The Courtney John Project – Nothing for Free