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