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