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