Wednesday, December 26, 2018

#532 :: LIVE Recording Wednesday :: Alton Ellis live at The Jazz Cafe, London 2008

The Godfather of Rocksteady's last ever performance, 
recorded just two months before his death at the age of 70. 
The 14-song setlist includes 'Dance Crasher', 'Girl I've Got a Date', 
'I'm Just a Guy' and 'Muriel' and much more. 
The quality is amazing, the mood is great, 
and Alton Ellis aka the Dance Crasher is on point. 
Oh yeah, and Alton's son, Christopher Ellis, 
joins his father on stage too! Be sure to listen to both parts below 
for the full concert. Enjoy!

Part One
1. Harder and Harder
2. I'm Just a Guy
3. Breaking Up Is Hard to Do
4. (My) Willow Tree
5. Christopher Ellis - Satta Massagana
6. Christopher Ellis - La-La Means I Love You
7. Muriel
8. Let Him Try
9. Girl I've Got a Date - I'll Take You There
Part Two
10. Ain't That Lovin' You
11. I'm Still in Love with You
12. Christopher Ellis - I'll Never Love Again
13. Christopher Ellis - Dance Crasher

Thursday, December 20, 2018

#531 :: Windy City Sound System's Best of 2018 (19 December 2018)

2018 has been one of the busiest years I can remember, in terms of quality ska, reggae, and rocksteady releases. Rather than put together a list of best album, we’ve put together a list of our favorite songs: whether it be ones that have been on heavy rotation over or ones that just made a big impact on us. We hope you enjoy, and let us know what your favorite songs/releases were from this year! 

Well Charged - Family Tree 
Y-Bayani & His Band of Enlightenment, Reason And Love - Mi Sumolo 
Jr Thomas & The Volcanos - Chin Up 
The Fuss - Old Testament 
The Delirians - El Remedio 
Rusty Zinn & Watson Unlimited - Rock Me (It’s So Easy) 
The Magnetics - Shake Your Tailfeather 
The Georgetown Orbits - Garden Of Love 
Janet Kumah - Sing It Loud 
Melbourne Ska Orchestra - Night Boat To Cairo 
The Pandemics - Killing Time 
The Sentries - King Of Ska 
Alpheus - Nah Go Tek It 
Mr. Leu & The Nyabinghers - Mad About You 
Javier Martin Boix & Bass Culture Players - A Change Is Gonna Come 
Unsteady - Bed Bug 
The Royal Architects - Night Howler

Thursday, December 13, 2018

#530 :: Kingston Factory Presents ... The East Coast Sessions (12 December 2018)

New sounds from around the globe to start this episode off, then a full entire album. 
We play entire albums on GO FEET! Radio for one reason, because they're damn good. Period. Kingston Factory Presents East Coast Sessions is one of those albums. It's so good we fell in love with it from our first listen. It features loads of top musicians and producers on the modern scene with strong links to the originators of Jamaican music. Producer Esteban Descalzo has done a marvelous job. You can purchase Kingston Factory Presents…The East Coast Sessions from Liquidator Music.

Lee Scratch Perry - Mr Brown In Town
The Kinky Coo Coo's - Face To Face 
The Cabrians - Money in the land
The Cabrians - Yankee Dollar Dub
Phoenix City All-Stars - London Calling Dub
Jackie Mittoo - Hi Jack

Kingston Factory Presents…The East Coast Sessions
Kelly Di Filippo - The Line
Jah Point - Nah Face the Light
Jr. Mukka - Parlor
Carlton Livingston - Teaser
Alex Tea - Barbara
Maddie Ruthless - Shadows of the Street
King Django - Please Just Don’t
Stephen Jackson - Sounds
Caz Gardiner - In That Moment
B.Davis - Out the Race

Friday, November 30, 2018

528 :: Guns of Auckland Ska Fest, Bluesfest, and Beyond (28 November 2018)

Here's a big shout out to the Auckland Ska Festival kicking off this weekend at Galatos 3pm. A special mention here about Atsushi Moisty - he got a big shout out from David Rodigan on BBC Sounds. Here's what Atsushi had to say:

"Oh wow, I have never thought that my song would be played on BBC. This made my day!! David Rodigan played Sound of the Ska (early classic from the Moisties which is also on Rudies All Around compilation - worldwide release). And I have never thought that David Rodigan would complement the recording by comparing to Federal Studios recording of Jamaica. If anyone wants to listen, follow this link, it’s around 1 hour 12ish. I just feel very humble. More life!"

In the mix as well are tracks from more artists just announced for Bluesfest Byron Bay 2019. And a whole lot of tasty tracks to help you ease into the weekend. Enjoy.

Atsushi and the Moisties - Sound Of The Ska
Dimestore Skanks - Lady Ska Ska
AceTones - Rolling Like a Trojan
Surrey Boudit - Guns of Brixton (Live at Grey Lynn RSC
Phoenix City All-Stars - Guns Of Brixton (dub)
Melbourne Ska Orchestra - Judge and Jury
Iggy Pop - The Passenger
Staya Staya - La Muerte del Dictador
Peter Tosh - I Am The Toughest
Derrick Morgan - Lover Boy
Angel Town Combo - Adorable You (Live)
Winston Francis - Ten Times Sweeter Than You
The Debonaires feat. Angelo Moore of FISHBONE - Oil In My Lamp
The Slackers - Have The Time
Jr Thomas and the Volcanos - Mr Harriott
The Untouchables - Tighten Up

#527 :: Trojan Records / Pama Spotlight (21 November 2018)

People that are a part of fandoms love to come up with debates about the superiority of one versus another: Star Wars vs. Star Trek, Marvel vs. DC, and so on. One that I’m surprised I haven’t heard too often from the reggae side of things is Trojan vs Pama. Seeing as they were the two big UK record companies operating in the late ‘60s/early ‘70s, it seems only natural that fans of the genre would try to pit them against one another. Since Trojan is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and Pama is celebrating 51 year, we thought we’d put together a mix of tunes released on both labels (and their many subsidiaries)! 

Harry J All Stars - Liquidator (Trojan/Harry J)
Joya Landis - Out The Light (Trojan)
The Pioneers - I Need Your Sweet Inspiration (Trojan)
The Maytals - Watermelon (Trojan)
Symarip - You’re Mine (Trojan)
Higgs & Wilson - Don’t Mind Me (Clandisc)
The Dynamites - John Public (Duke)
I-Roy & The Jumpers - Hot Bomb (Green Door)
Neasden Connection - Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto, No. 1 (Horse)
Scotty - Sesame Street (Song Bird)
Dandy Livingstone - Sister Big Stuff (Big Shot) 

Alton Ellis - My Time Is The Right Time (Pama)
The Viceroys - Chariot Coming (Bullet)
Mr. Foundation - Maga Dog (Supreme)
Derrick Morgan - Man Pon Moon (Crab)
Little Roy - Bongo Nyah (Camel)
The Soul Rhythms - Soul Call (Gas)
The Clan - Copycats (Bullet)
Sweet Confusion - Elisabeth Serenade (Escort)
Laurel Aitken - Big Fight In Hell (Nu Beat)
The Versatiles - Children Get Ready (Crab)

Saturday, November 24, 2018

14 MORE acts added to the Bluesfest Byron Bay 30th Anniversary Celebration 2019

Bluesfest Byron Bay have announced that 14 MORE acts will be joining the lineup for their 30th Anniversary celebration in Byron Bay this Easter.

Joining Bluesfest 2019 is the legendary Iggy Pop, along with Norah Jones, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Imelda May, Melbourne Ska Orchestraa Archie Roach Pierce Brothers The Backsliders, Fantastic Negrito, The Marcus King Band, thando, Little Georgia , Benny Walker and Dallas Woods - with MORE to come!

Friday, November 9, 2018

#526 :: The Times They Are A-Changing (7 November 2018)

A shout out to all those gearing up for the Auckland Ska Festival on the 1st December. Find out all you need to know right here and here.

Flogging Molly - The Times They Are A-Changin'
David Hillyard & The Rocksteady 7 - Now That You Know
Hepcat - Rudies All Around
Hepcat - From Kingston To Montego Bay
Soul Boys - Rudie Get Wise
The Rulers - Don't be a rude boy
Justin Hinds & The Dominoes - No Good Rudie
Sonny Burke - Rudy Girl
The Delirians - Rolling Thunder
Alpheus - Facety Rudie
Urang Matang - Simma Down Rudi
Capone and The Bullets - Twisted
Rude City Riot - Rudies Don't Care
The Beatdown - Hooligans

Monday, November 5, 2018

#525 :: Love Will Tear Us Apart (31 October 2018)

Tan Tan & Michael Bammy Rose (BOND STREET DUB MIX) - Alpha Boys Rock
AceTones - Cut Me Loose
Bob Andy & Marcia Griffiths - Always Together
El Michels Affair Feat. Lee Fields - Never Be Another You (Reggae Remix)
The Delirians - La Fortaleza
Don Drummond - Looking Through The Window
Melbourne Ska Orchestra - Billie's Longshot Bounce
Capone - Push Wood
The Kingstonians - Singer Man
David Hillyard & The Rocksteady 7 - Somebody Done Changed The Lock on My Door
The Debonaires - No Dice
Capitol 1212 Featuring Earl 16 -Love Will Tear Us Apart (Scotch Bonnet Records)
House of Shem - Number
Drop Collective - In a Mellow Tone (feat. Gorka Benítez)
Papa Beat Sunset - Moanin'
Jr Thomas and the Volcanos - 2nd Time Around

Sunday, November 4, 2018

#524 :: LIVE Recording Wednesday :: Pannonia Allstars Ska Orchestra

Pannonia Allstars Ska Orchestra is a traditional ska orchestra spiced up with Hungarian motifs. Here's a live recording. Find out more at &

All Night Long
Rudie'S Got A Soul
World'S Gone Mad
Bemegyek A Városba
Police In Helicopter
Bonus track(s)
Excerpt from Ska Club, a weekly radio show on Tilos Radio FM 90.3 (a former pirate radio, the most famous underground radio station in Hungary). Listen to the shows by hitting the “musorok” link on, then “csutortok” (on the top) and a final click on “ska club” (at 14.00).

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

#523 :: Windy City Sound System's Spooktacular Skalloween Episode (17 October 2018)

Art credit: John 
Every October, in addition to trying to fit in as many scary movies as possible, I try to listen to just as much horror-themed ska, rocksteady, and reggae music. With Halloween less than two weeks away, this month’s edition of Windy City Sound System on Go Feet! Radio is sure to get you into the right mood for the big day, with some special themed songs, as well as horror movie clips! 
Happy Skalloween!

Boris Gardiner - Spooky
The Crombies - Monster Ska
The Wailers - Jumbie Jamboree
Lord Kitchener - Love In The Cemetery
Interskalactic - Full Moon Ska
Scientist - The Mummy's Shroud
The Ska-Dows - Monster Reggae
Phonosonics - I Put A Spell On You
Skapital Sound - Skankenstein
Spooky Scary Skeletons clip
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Skank My Bones
The Upsetters - Vampire
Satori - Dub Candy
Ewan McDermott & Primo Davidson - Candy Ska
The Skatalites - Lon Chaney
Desmond Dekker - Dracula
King Terror - Billy The Kid Meets Dracula
The Specials - Ghost Town

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

#520 :: LIVE Recording Wednesday :: The Oldians LIVE at Jamboree Club, Barcelona (26 Sept 2018)

An unofficial recording of The Oldians live at Jamboree Club, in Barcelona on 24 August 2018.

This is a band with a great sound doing ska, rocksteady and reggae with a touch of jazz. We first heard about this band thanks to Liquidator Music. Hear this!

Out Of The Blue
Wandering Soul
Come On Dance
Those Little Things
Love Me Before I Leave
Blue Marbles
Come Here Baby
Lil Sista
I Am What I Am
Your Smile
Go Find Your Own Way

Thursday, September 20, 2018

#519 :: Windy City Sound System #9 (19 September 2018)

This Friday is the official last day of summer, here on the Northern Hemisphere. With the weather in the Chicagoland area being quite hot, even until the bitter end of the season, it got us in the mood for something other than upbeat ska. So we’ve put together a set-list filled to the brim with some soulful classic and contemporary rocksteady tunes! ~Jim Cascino

The Ethiopians - Give Me Your Love
The Three Tops - It’s Raining
Justin Hinds & The Dominoes - Carry Go Bring Come
The Steady 45s - Life Is But A Dream
Fitzroy Campbell - Waiting For My Rude Girl
Smooth Beans - Turn The Coin
Dandy & His Group - Groovin’ At The Cue
Green Room Rockers - Northbound Train
Stubborn All Stars - Laffinatcha
The Mighty Fishers - Give Me Some
Count Bobo - Toshiro
The Invaders - Soulful Music
The Frightnrs - Lookin’ For My Love
Stahl - Pripyat
Red Soul Community - All Night Long
The Pinstripes - Wake Up
Dobby Dobson - Seems I’m Losing You
Danny Simpson & Tommy McCook - Mary Poppins

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

#518 :: It's Alright, Have A Good Time (Ska, Rocksteady, RnB, Blues, Northern Soul)

Caz Gardiner & The Badasonics - Feel Like Jumping
Melbourne Ska Orchestra - Moving On
Johnny Longshot - True Confession
The Oldians - Go Find Your Own Way
The Pepper Pots - Duck Soup
Chris Murray - The Real Ska
Keith & Tex - Let's Sing
The Gaylads - Don't Try To Reach Me
David Isaacs - See That Man
The Blues Busters - Soon You'll be Gone 
The Wailers - I'm Gonna Put It On
Llans Thelwell & The Celestials -Mughead Ska
Fred Bridges - Baby Don't You Weep
Leroy Jones - It's All Right
Jack Dupree - Stumbling Block
Rosco Gordon - Just a Little Bit
Tammy Jones - That's Fat Back
Elmar Parker & The Light Lighters - I Like The Way You Walk

Friday, September 7, 2018

#517 :: Steady Ska & Rockin' Blues (5 Sept 2018)

Smokin' Fuzz feat. Jesse Wagner - Take Your Own Time
Nat Birchall - Hail Don D Jr
Janet Kumah - I Can't Wait
NRG Rising ft. Israel Starr - Revelation Steppers
Maroon Town - Rebel
The Debonaires - Oil in My Lamp
Maroon Town - Hope 
Stephen Cheng - Always Together
The Maytals - Bam Bam
The Blues Busters - Love Me Forever
Eddie Perkins - Baby Please Don't Go
The Sharks & The Federal Studio Orchestra - You Made Me Warm
Ernest Ranglin & Selected Group - Skalvouvia
Eddy Koenig - Road Runner
Baker Knight - Bring My Cadillac Back
Big Jay McNeely - Psycho Serenade
The Ideals - Go Go Gorilla
Little Freddie & Ripcords - Goodbye New York Hello New Orleans

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Putumayo Presents :: Ska Around The World (2018)

Putumayo began in 1975 as a Latin American handicraft shop in New York City, by then 23-year old founder Dan Storper. Dan majored in Latin American Studies, and on a trip to Colombia found himself in the Putumayo river valley where he fell in love with the indigenous handicrafts, people, and countryside. The company grew to seven shops and a wholesale business selling international handicrafts and women’s clothing to 600 boutiques.

In 1991, on his return from Indonesia Dan stopped in San Francisco where in Golden Gate Park he happened upon an African band named Kotoja – who was performing upbeat Afro-beat music to a happy, dancing crowd. That chance occurrence led Dan to start the Putumayo World Music record label with his friend Michael Kraus in 1993. For the past 25 years, Putumayo World Music has become known for its joyful compilations of international music, featuring album covers illustrated by British artist Nicola Heindl.

Putumayo has been considered a pioneer in developing the non-traditional market of gift, health food, children’s and other specialty stores as outlets for music. The company’s commitment to helping communities in the countries where the music originates led to the label contributing more than half a million dollars to non-profit organizations around the world.


Ska Around the World

Putumayo is pleased to announce the release of its newest collection, Ska Around the World, on August 31st. Available as a CD, MP3 download and with select tracks for streaming, this collection puts the spotlight on a genre that exploded out of the island of Jamaica and circled the world with its energetic, upbeat rhythms. While also serving as the basis for several significant musical movements including reggae, ska continues to rock fans across the globe.

The party kicks off with Brazil’s Orquestra Brasileira de Música Jamaicana. Canadian Chris Murray follows, singing “Make it hard from the yard inna old time way … Give it to me, we want the real ska,” and the popular Basque group Akatz keeps the party going with their hit “Así Eres Tu.”

As a testament to the roots of ska, Putumayo included legendary Jamaican band The Skatalites with “Glory to the Sound.” As the album demonstrates, ska’s influence has extended far from its country of origin. Listeners will also be treated to the sultry and sweet “IJssalon Bernardo” by Amsterdam trio Zazí and “Duck Soup” by Catalonian group The Pepper Pots.

Ska has a long history of inclusivity and diversity, and the South Indian folk tune “Chanda Mama,” as performed by the global musical project Playing For Change and featuring Israeli singer Tula, is a prime example. Ska is also about having fun and getting down, and horn-lovers won’t be able to get enough of “Buttah (Instrumental)” by the New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble.

As the album comes to a close, Algeria-born, West Africa-raised, Montreal-schooled and Ecuador-based artist Sarazino pays tribute to his African roots and Latin American home on the track “Ecos de Radio Iguana.” Finally, the albums wraps up with “Policy of Truth” by the Russia-based St. Petersburg Ska-Jazz Review.

There is no doubt that, despite its small island roots, ska still has global appeal. Ska Around the World will take listeners on a global journey of discovery and demonstrate the influence of this important genre on the music of the world.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

#516 :: Tribute to Aretha Louise Franklin (March 25, 1942 – August 16th, 2018)

Songs originally done by, or covered by, the amazing Aretha Franklin, inna Jamaican stylee. 
Rest Easy Queen of Soul. Diva of divas. 

Marvels - Rock Steady
Lloyd Charmers - Travelling On
BB Seaton - Thin Line Between Love & Hate
Dave Barker - Just My Imagination
The Marvels - THINK
Jow White - Try A Little Tenderness
Ambassa feat. Nichola Richards - One Step Ahead
Prince Buster - Bridge Over Troubled Water
Johnny Osbourne - People Get Ready
Bob & Marcia - To Be Young Gifted and Black
Marcia Griffiths - Sweet Bitter Love
Diana King - Say A Little Prayer
Lee Scratch Perry & Pat Kelly - The Dark end Of The Street
Norma Fraser - Respect 
Soul Dimension - Soulful Strut
Jackie Mendez - Forever True
Derrick Morgan - Don't Play That Song

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

#515 :: Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra LIVE @ Glastonbury Festival (22 August 2018)

Brilliant performance by founding member & saxophonist of band MADNESS, Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra at Glastonbury Festival 2014.

Guns Fever (The Marvelettes cover)
Heatwave (Tommy McCook & The Aggrovators cover)
Ali Baba (John Holt cover)
Eastern Standard Time (Don Drummond cover)
Hot Pants (James Brown cover)
Sit & Wonder (Prince Buster cover)
Tunnel One (Tommy McCook & The Aggrovators cover)
Fu Man Chu (Desmond Dekker cover)
Mission Impossible
Bangarang (The Skatalites cover)
You Don't Love Me (No, No, No) (Dawn Penn cover)
My Girl Josephine (Fats Domino cover)
Broadway Jungle (Toots & The Maytals cover)

Saturday, August 18, 2018

#514 :: Windy City Sound System #8 :: The Humble 45 Rides Again (15 Aug 2018)

Here at Windy City Sound System HQ, we have more records than we know what to do with, especially 45s. A few months ago, we decided to put together an on-the-fly mix, picking records straight from the box, which is exactly what we did for this month’s edition of the show. Sit back and enjoy another appreciation of the humble 45! 
~Jim Cascino

Baby Version - Prince Buster & Jah Fender
Illya Kuryakin - Ike Bennett & The Crystalites
Unity - Desmond Dekker & The Aces
Dragon Fiyah - Dave Hillyard & The Version City Rockers
Jesse James Rides Again - The Bees
Home - Chris Murray
Ice Water - Jack Sparrow
Tings A Gwan - The Hypocondriacs
You Done Me Wrong - Tyrone Evans
Night & Day - The Maytals
Vostok 1 Bop - The Upshitters
Real Ring Ding - Derrick Morgan
You Say - The Shifters
Have You Seen Her - Derrick Harriott
Anywhere I Roam - King Django & The Forthrights
Troubles - Charley Organaire & The Prizefighters
Joseph - Pannonia Allstars Ska Orchestra
Come Back Home Meh Boy - Lord Kitchener
Kingston 13 - Bell’s Group

That's the Pannonia Allstars Ska Orchestra in the pic. A Hungarian ska band formed in Budapest, in 2003. The band's musical style has fused Jamaican-style ska and reggae with jazz melodies and elements of traditional Hungarian folk music: Pannonia Allstars Ska Orchestra

Thursday, August 16, 2018

#513 :: Rockin' Sensation (8 August 2018)

Tunes from all over the globe. From J.A. to the U.K to Australia and Germany. This is a rockin' sensation!

The Oldians - Come Here Baby
The Delirians - Leave This Town
Delano Stewart - Rocking Sensation
Kid Nesian - Into You
Nahko and Medicine For The People - Love Letters To God
The Fuss - We're Going Out
Johnny Reggae Rub Foundation - Oi Oi Oi
Dermott Lynch - Hot Shot
Hugo Lobo feat. Gaz Mayall - Ina De Graveyard 
Sonny Burke - Rudy Girl
The Capsouls - Took My Love
Orquestra Brasileira de Música Jamaicana - Whysky A Go Go
Melbourne Ska Orchestra - Bus Driver
Johnny Longshot - Misery

That's Chrissy Reggae in the pic, she's from Johnny Reggae Rub Foundation.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

#512 :: SOUL # SKA # SKINHEAD (1 August 2018)

Beautiful musical morsels. Enjoy!

Alpheus - Love Life
The Hempsteadys - The Moon Laughs Knowingly
The Rudies - Boss Sound
Angel Town Combo - Adorable You
Ska Beat City feat. King Hammond - Bad Till I Die 
Martha High - Don't Throw Your Love in The Garbage Can
Tanika Charles - Money
Supertonic Sound Club - I Need You
Martha Ren & The Groovelvets - I'm Not Your Regular Woman
Supertonic Sound Club - Please Don't ask
Desmond Dekker - Jamaican Ska
David Hillyard & The Rocksteady 7 - Measure of a Man
Monty Neysmith & The Bishops - Mama Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Skinheads
Dr Woggle & The Radio - Tenderim
Two Tone Club - One In A Million
The Skamotts - Super Tanker
Bonus Track

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

#511 :: Natural High :: Studio One Mix (25 July 2018)

Natural High: The Bongo Man Collection is a brand new 2xLP compilation from Studio One, featuring a multitude of singles from Coxsone Dodd’s infamous Bongo Man imprint. See more details at

Jackie Bernard – Jah Jah Way
Emperor D.P. – Jah Jah Rock
The Classics (aka The Wailing Souls) – Got to Be Cool
The New Establishment – Reggae Lady
Prince Jazzbo – Little Joe
Ernest Wilson – Money Worries
Cliff Stewart – Burn Collie
The New Establishment – Burn Collie Version
Leroy Wallace – Far Beyond
The New Establishment – Far Beyond Version
The Beltones – Soul People
Wentworth Vernal – I Gave You My Heart
Horace Andy – Darling Dear
Prince Lincoln – Live Up to Your Name
Pablove Black & the New Establishment – Poco Tempo (aka Pocco Tempo)
Prince Jazzbo – Ring a Ting
El Tibby and the Stingers – Stepping into Zion
Big Joe – Nanny Version Skank
Sleepy and Jazzbo – Skylarking Disco Mix

Thursday, July 19, 2018

#510 :: Windy City Sound System :: Best of 2018, so far! (18 July 2018)

With the amount of truly excellent music that has come out so far this year, we decided to forgo the tradition of waiting until December to make a best of list, and instead put together an episode of the best album, singles, and compilations that have come out so far in 2018. Things may change come the end of the year, but we couldn’t help but highlight some of the new releases that we haven’t been able to stop listening to!

The Fuss - Driving Me
Dave Hillyard & The Rocksteady 7 - Ulysses
The Silvertones & The West Kensingtons - Soffling Green
Beverley’s All Stars - The Great Mogul
Hub City Stompers - What’s She Got
Dan P & The Bricks - The Show
Matt Wixson - Homophobin’
Ernest Ranglin - On Higher Ground
The Royal Architects - Night Howler
The Pandemics - Killing Time
Melbourne Ska Orchestra - Man In The Street
King Tubby - Psalms Of Dub
The Oldians - Suddenly
Le Birette - Wounded Man
Y-Bayani & His Band Of Enlightenment, Reason, and Love - Mi Sumolo
Gladstone Anderson - Words
Reggae Workers Of The World - Pot Of Gold
Alpheus - Nah Go Tek It
The Georgetown Orbits - Garden Of Love

Monday, July 16, 2018

#509 :: Rolling Like A Trojan (11 July 208)

A mixture of good songs. We're lovin' that new single from Acetones. 

Courtney John - Easier To Walk Away
Johnny Reggae Rub Foundation - Oi Oi Oi
Tony and Dennis - I Don't Want To Cry
Lord Creator - Kingston Town
The Determinations - Kiss Bam Bam
AceTones - Rolling Like a Trojan
Hugo Lobo feat. Hepcat - Rest Yourself
David Hillyard & The Rocksteady 7 - Somebody Done Changed The Lock on My Door
Conquer Rocks - Ska Haboob
Johnny Longshot - Lost Weekend
Two Tone Club - Three Little Words
Dennis Brown - Money in My Pocket
The Maytals - Pressure Drop
Roger Rivas - 10 Plagues

Friday, July 6, 2018

#508 :: Tribute to Duncan Campbell aka Mr DC (4 July 2018)

The trouble with trying to list all the many things a person was qualified at, good at, lived, breathed and emanated is that you're bound to miss some important things off the list. This is how I feel as I start to think about what to say about Duncan Campbell. Duncan, or as he was known, Mr DC, died in Auckland hospital after a brief illness on Monday, July 2nd, 2018. I knew him as a meek, humble, generous, passionate, friendly, caring guy who loved reggae music, in fact all Jamaican music.

Duncan was known and loved as a reggae broadcaster on Auckland's 95bFM, reggae and music writer in RipItUp music magazine and as radio news journalist. He was born in Whangarei but grew up in Auckland. Read a NZ Herald obituary here

In this episode I read a wonderful tribute by DJ Dubhead found here, and then play part of an interview Dubhead did with Mr DC for The 95bFM Historical Society. Go here to hear the full interview and some great selections of reggae by Duncan.

It was an absolute honor to have known Duncan. We will miss him for sure. To all his family and friends we send our sincere condolences to you all. God bless you all.

Fosm Ism has shared the following details on Facebook about a service for Duncan:
On behalf of Duncan's family may I just share the following 
(and please, share, so that everyone sees it):

It’s been a tough week for the family and friends of Duncan, I’m sure I don’t need to say that. Flailing a bit here. If only Dunc was here to help me write this. If he was, we’d probably have been sidetracked already… anyhoo….

Lots of flying and crying. Many tunes cranked, glasses raised.
Just want to update you all… at Duncan’s request there will be no funeral.


In a few weeks there will be a PROPER throw down. Duncan’s family know that there is much to celebrate and are very keen that Duncan is given the send off he so deserves. And celebrate we shall. We will be sure to share the details when they are finalised. There will be laughter and tunes... and speeches too. Pretty sure Dunc would approve (but would pretend that he didn’t).

Peace and love

Ernest Ranglin - Ranglin Doddlin'
Alborosie Meets The Wailers - United Wailing Dub
The Roots Radics with Barrington Levy - Shine Eye Dub
Downbeat The Ruler feat. Soul Vendors - Death In The Arena
Dubhead interviews Duncan Campbell
Amos Milburn - One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer
Rico Rodriguez & His Blues Band - Blues From The Hills
Burning Spear - Black Wa-Da-Da
Dr. Alimantado - Johnny Was A Baker
Winston Wright - Bubbling Organ
Playing For Change feat. Jack Johnson - Natural Mystic/Just a Little Bit


Tuesday, July 3, 2018

#507 :: Live Recording Wednesday :: The Selector Live At The Roundhouse, 2017

Live performance from The Selecter on their Co- Headline tour with The Beat feat Ranking Roger, recorded and filmed at their sold out show at The Roundhouse in London on October 6 2017.

Live Album on CD, Black & White Splatter Vinyl with Bonus DVD
Amazon – CD – | White Splatter Vinyl –
Black Vinyl –

First tune in this episode is a new single from Johnny Reggae Rub Foundation called This Is Ska (

1.The Avengers Theme
2.Three Minute Hero
6.Missing Words
7.Train to Skaville
8.James Bond
9.On My Radio
10.Too Much Pessure / Pressure Drop
11.Carry Go Bring Come / Everyday / Murder / My Collie

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

#506 :: Windy City Sound System :: Tribute to Anthony Bourdain (June 25, 1956 – June 8, 2018)

This month's episode of WCSS on GO FEET! Radio is a bit of a personal one.
As you're no doubt well aware, earlier in the month Anthony Bourdain suddenly and unfortunately passed away. To say he was one of my favorite writers and television personalities would be an understatement, and the manner of his passing made the news all that much more shocking and sad. Rather than wax poetic about him or his many accomplishments/impacts, I made like a good selector and pulled together as many Jamaican songs about food and drink as I could fit within an hour. Hopefully this humble remembrance of one of my icons is a fitting one. Enjoy! 
-Jim Cascino

Baba Brooks - Duck Soup
Des All Stars - Night Food Reggae
The Viceroys - Fat Fish
Laurel Aitken - Rice & Peas
Glen Brown - Collie & Wine
The Soul Vendors - Chinese Chicken
The Skatalites - One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer (Take 1)
Jimmy Riley - Ram Goat Liver
The Techniques All Stars - Lamb Chops
Jackie Opel - Push Wood
The Mellotones - Banana Water
King Stitt - Vigorton 2
Lee Perry - Roast Duck
Hubert Porter & The Jamaican Calypsonians - Rum & Coconut Water
Duke Reid’s Group - Duke’s Cookies
Lynn Taitt & The Jets - Soul Food
The J.J. All Stars - Soup
Boris Gardiner - Pork Chops
Phyllis Dillon - Don’t Touch My Tomato
Lord Kitchener - Black Pudding

Sunday, June 17, 2018

#505 :: Songs About Gals! 913 June 2018)

Here's a mix about Gals. 

Gladstone Anderson and Mudies' All Stars - Mad Mad Ivy
The Oldians - Laura
Phyllis Dillon - Perfidia
Toots And The Maytals - Sweet Sweet Jenny
The Dance Crashers - Ema
Reggae Workers of the World - Danielle
The Steady 45s - Maria Julia
The Jiving Juniors - Andrea
Desmond Dekker - Get Up Adinah
Pick it Up! - Artebella
Toy Tin Soldier - Liza Radley
The Brooklyn Attractors - Sonia
Erin Bardwell Collective - Edith New
The Beatdown - Mary
Crazy Baldhead - Victoria
The Tennors - Cleopatra

Friday, June 8, 2018

#504 :: Hop It To The Top with Nick Brown of AceTones (6 June 2018)

Nick Brown (AceTones) joins Nate Ness Monster on air prior to leaving for Australia to play several gigs. There's new tunes from AceTones and plenty of off beat and beyond in this episode.

I Kong feat Judy Mowatt - Motherless Child
AceTones - Hard Time Come
Kid Nesian feat. Chi Ching Ching - Lalomu 
RWW - Bump In The Night 
AceTones - Cut Me Loose
Luke Yeoward - Cool Water
Pressure Tenants - Judge Not
Melbourne Ska Orchestra - James Bond
Jimi Hendrix - Crosstown Traffic Remix
Booboo'zzz All Stars feat. Alexis Evans - Domino
Samory I - Call On Jah

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

#502 :: LIVE Recording Wednesday featuring House Of Shem LIVE At Reggae On The River

House Of Shem is an Aotearoa (New Zealand) based harmony trio comprised of Carl Perkins and his two sons Te Omeka Perkins and Isaiah Perkins who are each multi instrumentalist and producers. 
It is with much sadness that we bid farewell to Papa Carl Perkins who has died after battling bowel cancer.

The House of Shem guitarist and singer was diagnosed with terminal bowel cancer in February, 2017 (three days before his 58th birthday) and died on Wednesday May 9, 2018, two weeks after his most recent surgery.

Papa Carl was a true pioneer and champion of reggae music here in Aotearoa. Thank you Sir. God rest your loving soul.

This LIVE Recording Wednesday episode features House of Shem live at Reggae on the River 2016 at French's Camp in Humboldt County, California.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

GO FEET! Radio #501 :: Windy City Sound system Spin 45s #05 (16 May 2018)

An ALL '45 episode! Turn this up! Plenty of tasty cuts here and plenty to get your feet moving.

The Maytals -- Sweet Sweet Jenny
Justin Hinds & The Dominoes -- Jump Out Of Frying Pan
The Crepitans -- Come To Call Me
The Officials -- Distant Drums
Busty Brown -- To Love Somebody
Johnny Nash -- Hold Me Tight
Alton Ellis -- My Time Is The Right Time
The Forthrights -- Carla
Staya Staya -- 1986
The Meow Meows -- London Road
Desmond Dekker -- Live & Learn
Glen Adams -- Look Before You Leap
Eastern Standard Time -- The Dragon
The Soul Rhythms -- Musical Gate
The Wailing Souls -- Mr. Fire Coal Man
The Ethiopians -- The Whip
Johnny Melody -- Govern Your Mouth