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).