Thursday, September 19, 2019

#569 :: The Last Episode Of GO FEET! Radio On Free FM (18 Sept 2019)


This is the final episode of GO FEET! Radio on FreeFM 89.0.
Thank you and farewell. 

Vin Gordon - Styler Man
The Prizefighters - Firewalk
The Aggrolites - Love Me Tonight
Westbound Train - Gutter (I Should Start Listening)
The Skatalites Feat. Cedric Brooks - Outback Ska
Hepcat - Pharoah's Dreams
Ska Cubano - Hold Tight Jamaica
Eastern Standard Time - Housewive's Choice
Lord Tanamo With Dr. Ring-Ding & The Senior Allstars - In The Mood For Ska
The Seattleites - The Sidewinder
Prince Buster with the Skatalites - King Of Kings
See Spot - Needles and Pins
The Frigthnrs - Hey Brother (Do Unto Others)
The Skatalites - Peanut Vendor
The Specials - A Message To You Rudy




Friday, September 13, 2019

#568 :: Windy City Sound System 21 :: This Is Modern Ska! (11 Sept 2019)


Here’s Part 2 to our episode last month, which is featuring strictly ska music. After 50+ years in existence, the genre has gone through a number of “waves” of popularity, and the sound has evolved and fused with others in ways that the Jamaican originators wouldn’t have ever imagined. We could probably put together another handful of episodes to include all these iterations, but seeing as we’re nearing the end of the decade, we wanted to look back at the last ten years worth of ska music. Within this episode you’ll find both some of my favorite tunes from the last decade, as well as some other ones that I think have flown under the radar, proving that the genre is still alive, well, and positively thriving even to this day!


TRACKLIST 
The Cabrians - Hosana 
The Brooklyn Attractors - Gowanamera 
The Moon Invaders - Why? 
The Branlarians - Wanty & Getty
The Steady 45s - Anywhere But Here 
The Fuss - Old Testament
The Prizefighters - You’ll Never Know
The Debonaires - Oil In My Lamp (feat. Angelo Moore) 
The Brothers Ignatius - Get The Habit 
Dr. Ring Ding Ska-Vaganza - The Rule 
Ed Rome - Curtain Call 
Soweto - Last Duel In OK Corral 
Soul Radics - One Time 
Bombskare - Do All Dogs Go To Heaven? 
Alpheus - Nah Go Tek It
The Chris Murray Combo - Ain’t No Joke Being Broke 
Dudley Sibley & Smooth Beans - Jamaica Farewell




Sunday, September 8, 2019

#567 :: GO FEET! Radio counts down to the last episode (5 Sept 2019)


Hey everyone, after a lot of thought I've finally decided to call it a day and finish up GO FEET! Radio on FreeFM before the end of September. It wasn't an easy decision but some of my priorities have changed and the timing it right. It's been one of the best musical rides I've had and there's so many people to thank. Like Phil Grey and Mike Williams of FreeFM, and the many co-hosts over the years including Jim Cascino of Windy City Soundsystem, Leonardo Corso aka Leo Dub, Vic Summerfield aka DJ Skin & Bone, Meshell Rhianwen aka Miss Steady, and Allen aka DJ Nattymouse to name a few. 

To all the bands and artists, the music distributors, and the festival promoters, there's so many people that have helped support GO FEET! Radio over the years. And thanks to Steve Kitchen of Combination13.com for designing our show logo. But most of all, I thank all the listeners that have tuned in, bought tee shirts, shared my show links and cheered me on. Thank you. 

So, you may be 'wondering now, what to do, now you know this is the end'. There is some interest in keeping a Ska / Reggae show going on FreeFM and if you're keen to do this let me know asap and I'll link you with the right people to help you make it happen. 

In this episode I reminisce about some of the interviews I've done over the years with some of the coolest people. There's way more interviews than whats mentioned here, this is juts the tip of the iceberg. Enjoy!

Symarip (Roy Ellis) - Skinhead Moonstomp
The Beat (Dave Wakeling) - Tears Of A Clown
The Upsessions (Boss van Trigt) - What If These Tears
Mr T-Bone (Luigi De Gaspari) - Cosmic Puppets
Charles Bradley feat. The Inversions - Whatcha Doing (To Me)
Pama International (Allan Flowerdew) - Sure You Know The Price (But Do You Know The Cost)
Roy Panton - Mighty Ruler
Jim the Boss (Jim Monaghan) feat. The HiFi Rockers - Birthday Party
Dr. Alimantado (Duncan Campbell) - Best Dressed Chicken In Town
Atsushi & The Moisties (Atsushi Ukito) - A Sound of The Ska
AceTones (Nick Brown) - CC




Thursday, August 29, 2019

#566 :: London International Ska Festival 2020 Lineup & Giveaway (28 Aug 2019)

UPDATE: Since this show went to air new artists have been announced for LISF2020: Althea & Donna and Big Youth.

A spotlight on bands that will play London International Ska Festival 2020. And your chance to win the new album from King Zepha. Check out our Facebook page for your chance to win!


1 King Zepha - Let Your Hair Down
2 The Kubricks - 'Tainted Romance' - Lady Gaga-Gloria Jones
3 Pama International - I Can't Get No (Satisfaction)
4 The Hempolics - Wild Is The Wind
5 The Pioneers - Long Shot Kick de Bucket
6 Dennis Alcapone - Rock It In The Ghetto
7 Roddy Radiation & the Skabilly Rebels - Heartbreak City
8 The Downsetters - Commercial Break (Down)
8 The Downsetters - Dodge The Bullett
9 Ed Rome Feat. Freddie Notes - Don't Believe The Hype
10 Susan Cadogan - Breakfast In Bed
11 Skata Tones - A Day At The Fair
12 Hollie Cook - Milk And Honey
13 Christopher Ellis - Black on Black




Friday, August 23, 2019

#565 :: Windy City Sound System 20 :: Authentic Jamaican Ska (21 August 2019)

This week: Jim Cascino serves up an all Jamaican, 100% authentic, classic Ska mix. 

For one reason or another, I always find myself listening to a lot more ska during the summertime than any other season. Seeing as we’re smack dab in the middle of summer here in the States, that’s a good enough reason to put a spotlight on the genre for the next couple episodes! Next month, we’ll highlight some of the outstanding contemporary ska that’s out there; but for this month, it’s 100% classics. Included within are some of my absolute favorite 1960s ska tunes, that perfectly encapsulate the sound of a young, newly independent Jamaica! ~Jim

TRACKLIST 

Alton Ellis - Ska Beat 
Frank Cosmo - I Am The Greatest 
Justin Hinds & The Dominoes - Rub Up Push Up 
Lord Briscoe - Trojan 
Lord Tanamo - Come Down 
The Wailers - Jumbie Jamboree 
Lee Perry - Hand To Hand 
King Edwards Group - Russian Roulette 
The Maytals - Domino 
Delroy Wilson - Jerk All Night 
The Clarendonians - Shoo Be Doo Be 
Derrick Morgan - Soldier Man 
Stranger Cole & Ken Boothe - I Want To Go Home 
B.B. Seaton - Rub It Down 
Jackie Opel - Mary’s Lamb 
The Baba Brooks Band - Girls Town Ska 
Desmond Dekker & The Aces - Mount Zion 
Frank Anderson & Roland Alphonso - Musical Storeroom 
Jack Sparrow - Ice Water 
Clive Bonnie & Naomi Phillips - Open The Door 
Prince Buster - Tongue Will Tell 
The Skatalites - Beardsman Ska




Friday, August 16, 2019

#564 :: Cosmic Bambaloo (14 August 2019)


1 Don Cosmic - A Good Year
2 The Prizefighters - Firewalk
3 Satélite Kingston - Pain
4 The Meters - It Ain't No Use
5 Laurel Aitken - Bambaloo
6 The Ska Jazz Unit - Jazz Goes Ska
7 Jim the Boss feat. The HiFi Rockers - Birthday Party 
8 The Frightnrs - Make Up Your Mind
9 The Frightnrs - Make Up Your Mind (Dub)
10 The Dualers - Countless Nights
11 AceTones - CC
12 Wild Man Riddim - Jolly
13 The Simmertones - El Gringo
14 Eugene Grey - Eastern Standard Time




Thursday, August 8, 2019

#563 :: Maori Music Month (7 August 2019)

August is Te Marama Pūoru Waiata Māori - Maori Music Month so tonight's episode is full of reggae music from Māori bands and artists or inspired by te ao Māori. We dedicate this episode to the Save Our Unique Landscape campaign - SOUL and all others up at Ihumatao.
#ProtectIhumatao

1 Katchafire - 100
2 Ihi - Mana Whenua
3 Herbs - E Papa
4 The Yoots - Pupu Ake Mai
5 NRG Rising - Rua Kenana
6 Mt Zion - Soul deep
7 The Yoots - Nga Iwi E
8 Kora - Politician
9 Herbs - Dragons & Demons
10 1814 - Whakahonohono Mai
11 Troy Kingi - True Love 
12 L.A.B. - Baby Will You Let Me 
13 Cornerstone Roots - New Generation 
14 House Of Shem feat Ruia - Tahuri Mai Ra





"I am committed to doing everything in my power to prevent Fletchers from desecrating historically significant lands at Ihumatao. "Not one more acre" said Dame Whina Cooper, so I work to honour her legacy to ensure that our next generations enjoy this open landscape. Ka whawhai tonu matou, until my living able body allows, so I'm prepared Fletchers." -Pania Newton



Friday, August 2, 2019

#562 :: Love The One You're With ( August 2019)


Eastern Standard Time - Lovely In Mad
Don Cosmic - Walk Jackie Walk
Hollie Cook - Vessel Of Love
The Skatalites - Beardsman Ska
Jackie Mittoo - Jump For Joy
Mighty Megatons - I Want To Know
The Dualers (Palm Trees and 80 Degrees) - What a Bangarang
The Mellow Larks with Clue J & His Blues Blasters - Love You Baby
The Aggrolites - Love Me Tonight
The Oldians - Come Here Baby

Andy & Joey - You're Wondering Now




Saturday, July 27, 2019

#561 :: Tribute To Pat Kelly (24 July 2019)

The great Pat Kelly has passed away (1949 – 16 July 2019). 
Here's Nate's tribute to one of Jamaica's finest voices.

1 The Impressions with Curtis Mayfield - Minstrel and Queen
2 The Techniques with Pat Kelly - Queen Majesty (aka Minstrel and Queen)
3 Bitty Mclean - Make It With You
4 Dennis Alcapone - Majesty in Bed (AKA the Harder They Come)
5 U-Roy - Chalice In The Palace
6 Bongo Herman & Bingy Bunny - Feel Nice
7 Clint Eastwood - Long Run Short Ketch & Version
8 The Uniques with Cornell Campbell - Queen Majesty (Discomix)
9 Pat Kelly talks about how he made one of Jamaica's greatest songs
10 Pat Kelly - Talk About Love
11 Pat Kelly - How Long Will It Take
12 Pat Kelly - I Wish It Would Rain
13 Pat Kelly - The Dark End Of The Street
14 Los Aggrotones feat. Pat Kelly - Are You For Real

Thursday, July 18, 2019

#560 :: Windy City Sound System 19 :: Early 60's (17 July 2019)

In the early days of the Jamaican recording industry, the bands and artists primarily tried to emulate the rhythm & blues music released in the US during the 1950s. This led to a slew of fantastic R&B, jump blues, doo-wop, and ballads that were released in the early ‘60s; and even when ska, rocksteady, and reggae came to dominate the island, some artists even put out some soul sides. For this month’s edition of the show, we’ve put together a mix of these types of tunes. We’re only scratching the surface here, so expect more episodes like this in the future! 

TRACKLIST 
Tommy McCook & The Supersonics - Work Your Soul 
Laurel Aitken - Bongo Jerk 
Sir Dee’s Group - President Kennedy 
Owen Grey - Dolly Baby 
The Wailers - Teenager In Love 
Jackie Edwards - Do You Want Me Again 
The Maytals - It’s No Use 
The Jiving Juniors - Sugar Dandy 
Lester Sterling & The City Slickers - Whalebone 
Owen Gray - Mash It, Pts. 1 & 2 
Clue J & His Blues Blasters - Silky 
The Blues Blasters - Little Vilma 
Theophilus Beckford - Now You Are Dead 
Jimmy James - My Request 
The Federal Singers - Funny Thing To Say 
The Downbeats - Midnight Love 
Alton Ellis & Eddy Parkins - My Heaven 
Derrick Morgan & Patsy Todd - Thank You 
The Paragons - If I Were You 
Roland Alphonso & The Originals Orchestra - Hip Hug Her 
The Maytals - The Preacher




Thursday, July 11, 2019

#559 :: Dub Mi Rockers (10 July 2019)

An all dub episode.

1 Milton Henry & The Breadwinners - Salvation  Dub Salvation
2 Charles Bradley featuring The Inversions - Whatcha Doing (To Me)
3 The Inversions featuring Charles Bradley - Whatcha Doing (To Me)
4 Black Market - Rudie Can't Fail
5 The Black Seeds - Everybody Knows (Deep Fried Dub Remix)
6 Lee Scratch Perry and Mad Professor - Dub Those Crazy Baldheads
7 Pacey ft. Dr. Ring Ding - Joy and Pleasure & Dub 
8 Prince Fatty Ft. Big Youth & George Dekker - Get Ready & Dub
9 Vin Gordon - Shucumooku

10 Rusty Zinn - Spellbound by Dub
11 Jim the Boss - Dub in HiFi - Rockers (feat. David Hillyard)




Sunday, July 7, 2019

#557 :: Winter Warm Up

From Australia to Belgium, Korea, Jamaica and everywhere in between, here's a musical mix of ska, reggae, dub and funk to warm the coldest feet this winter. 

Track list
Melbourne Ska Orchestra - Beans and Rice
Lee Scratch Perry - Cool Rockers
The Jet Scene - Jet 747 (Version 4)
Rusty Zinn - Rock Me (It's so Easy)
U Roy - Sound Of The Wise
Third World - Cool Meditation
Masons Arms - Früher war alles besser
Sir Harry & Ansel Collins - Bigger Boss
The Ska Jazz Unit - Be Nice
James Brown - Cold Sweat (parts 1 & 2)
Eugene Grey - Giant Steps
The Classics - Got To Be Cool
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Long Long Winter & Dub
Jamaican Jazz Orchestra with Helena Casella - Morning Girl
Roy Ellis feat. Transilvanians - Ice Cream From the Milky Way




Saturday, June 22, 2019

#556 :: Windy City Sound System 18 :: 2019 Highlights ... so far (19 June 2019)

It’s hard to believe, but we’re already halfway through 2019. As has been the case for the last couple years, there has been a wealth of new ska, rocksteady, and reggae music that has been released! Rather than wait until the end of the year, we wanted to pick some choice cuts off albums released during the first half of the year, which have been on repeat here at WCSS HQ. Big ups to all of these artists, and here’s to hoping the remainder of the year is just as prolific with new music! ~Jim 

Playlist
The Gramophone Allstars Big Band - Rock Sweet Rock 
AceTones - CC 
The Prizefighters - Kashmir 
Roy Ellis & The Transilvanians - Cool Down Your Temper 
The Mighty Megatons - Atomic Bomb 
The Crepitans - Pick it Up Strong 
The Aggrolites - Why You Rat 
Renaldo Domino - Never Thought 
Aphrodite Delacruz - Toxic 
King Zepha - You Let Yourself Go 
The Scotch Bonnets - Hair Did 
The Israelites - Coxsone’s Memorial 
The Piseógs - Don’t Grow Up 
Los Barrelshots - I’m Coming Home (feat. Lady Lex) 
The Loving Paupers - And The Piano’s Playing 
The Skints - I’m A Fool




#555 :: Mainly Instrumentals (12 June 2019)

1 Melbourne Ska Orchestra - Rockfort Rock
2 The Oldians - Laura
3 Countney John - Jelly Water
4 King Zepha's Northern Sound - Catalunya
5 Winston Curtis - Fire Down Deh
6 The Aggrolites - Western Taipan
7 The Prizefighters - Kashmir
8 Hugo Lobo - Who Makes It, Pay It (feat. Kenrick Rowe)
9 Mighty Megatons - Atomic Bomb
10 The Israelites - Jump'in With Dr. Joe
11 The Miceteeth - Permanent Balloon
12 David Hillyard & The Rocksteady 7 - More Than 2 Sides
13 Masons Arms - Sekundenschlaf
14 Eastern Standard Time - Totem Pole
15 AceTones - Sonny Moon




Thursday, June 6, 2019

#554 :: Do The Reggae Dance (5 June 2019)


1 Owen Gray - Reggae Dance
2 Johnny Osborne - The Warrior
3 Gemma & The Travellers - Going Out With James Brown
4 The Bamboos - Step It Up
5 King Zepha - Just One Look
6 The Specials - B.L.M
7 The Aggrolites - Help Man
8 Roy Ellis feat Transilvanians - I'll Be Loving You Baby 
9 The Far East - Love is the Answer feat. Willow Wilson
10 Los Guanabana - Jarocho
11 Yabby You Meets King Tubby - Chant Down Babylon
12 Dennis Brown - Things In Life
13 The Red Stripes - OK La!
14 Prince Fatty feat Earl 16 - Be Thankful For What You Got
5 Melbourne Ska Orchestra - What You Said And What You Did
16 AceTones - Double Black




Sunday, June 2, 2019

553 :: Groove Them, Move Them - 2019 Releases (29 May 2019)

A musical mix of (mainly) 2019 releases.

1 Eastern Standard Time - Thing Of The Past
2 AceTones - CC
3 Mighty Megatons - I Want To Know
4 Ska Jazz Messengers - Mil Veces No
5 King Zepha's Northern Sound - You Let Yourself Go
6 Pama International - Let Me Down Gently
7 Pama International - Get Up Off Your Knees
8 Westbound Train - Gutter (I Should Start Listening)
9 The Aggrolites - Groove Them Move Them
10 Steady 45's - Slow Down Heart
11 Clinton Fearon - Time
11 Keishera - Put It On You 
12 Club Sandinista! - Nutty D Stompers
13 Phoenix City All-Stars - Guns of Brixton
14 The Crepitans - Pick It Up Strong
15 Jamaican Jazz Orchestra - Happy Earthquake
16 Joey Quinones - Don't Tell Me




Wednesday, May 22, 2019

#552 :: Windy City Sound System :: Two Tone Tribute (15 May 2019)

In last month’s episode of the show, we marked the 50 years since the Spirit Of ‘69, with a full hour of boss reggae. This month, we wanted to mark the other big remembrance from this year: the 40th anniversary of the founding of 2-Tone! Not only did these bands help to bring ska music back into the popular musical culture, but they helped to spread the sound to the rest of the globe. For the first half of this episode, we’ve got tunes by some of the bigger bands that were on the forefront of the 2-Tone movement. The latter half is dedicated to the bands that kept this sound going through the remainder of the ‘80s and beyond! 

The Specials - Monkey Man 
Madness - Baggy Trousers 
The Selecter - Murder 
Bad Manners - Ne-Ne Na-Na Na-Na Nu-Nu 
The Beat - Whine & Grine/Stand Down Margaret 
The Bodysnatchers - Ruder Than You 
The Swinging Cats - Away 
The Aller Værste - Du Sklei Meg Så Nær Inn På Livet 
The Uptown Rulers - Nightclub Dying 
The Ska-Dows - Telstar 
Boss - Rude Boys Are Back In Town 
Mobster - Mobster Shuffle 
Skaos - Ska Down Skank Party 
The Toasters - Shocker! 
Rude Guest - Spooked 
Heavy Manners - Hometown Ska 
The Puzzles - Alladinn 

Friday, May 10, 2019

#551 :: A Ska & Reggae Tribute To Mothers (8 May 2019)

Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers. We love you!

1 Lord Tanamo with Dr. Ring-Ding & The Senior Allstars - Mother's Love
2 The Upsessions - Forget What Your Mother Said
3 The Simmertones - Mothers Choice
4 Dennis Brown - Oh Mother
5 Laurel Aitken - Woman Is Sweeter Than Man
6 Owen Gray with Kenneth Richards & His Band - Cutest Little Woman
7 Desmond Dekker - Honour Your Mother And Father
8 The Skatalites - Hello Mother
9 Hollie Smith - No Woman No Cry
10 The Gramophone Allstars - Love You Like a Woman
11 Sonia Collymore (Courtney John) - Superwoman
12 The Ethiopians - Mother's Tender Care
13 The Soul Leaders - Mothers Advice (shop around)
14 Alton Ellis - Mother And Father
15 Busy Signal - For The Mothers
16 Sizzla feat Konshens & Delus - Thank You Mother
17 Jah Sun - Woman Of Virtue
18 Slim Smith - My Woman's Love




Friday, May 3, 2019

#550 :: Lovely In Mad (1 May 2019)

The Planet Smashers - Can't Stop
The Prizefighters - Bebop Rocksteady
Janet Kumah - Words to Say
Ska Cubano - Megumi's Amor
The Israelites - Coxsone's Memorial
Gregory Isaacs - One More Time
The Interrupter feat. Rancid - Got Each Other 
Mr T Bone and Friends - How About The Moon
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Koishite Cha Cha Cha
Mighty Megatons - I Want To Know
The Skints - Learning to Swim
The Viceroys - Take You Hand
Eastern Standard Time - Lovely In Mad
Hammond York - La Nueva York
See Spot - Needles and Pins
David Hillyard & The Rocksteady 7 - Burrulero Latino




Friday, April 26, 2019

#549 :: LIVE Recording Wednesday :: The Bandulus & Rotterdam Ska Jazz Foundation (24 April 2019)

From Texas to the Netherlands, here's some top ska/reggae/soul bands performing live. Both recordings were found on https://freemusicarchive.org

First up we have The Bandulus performing live on
Higher Reasoning Reggae Time radio show in Portland, 2016 (KBOO Community Radio).

Then we have Rotterdam Ska Jazz Foundation
performing at Pacific Parc in Amsterdam, 2010.

If you know the track listings for either band
please post it below for us. Thanks. Enjoy!!




Sunday, April 21, 2019

#548 :: Windy City Sound System :: Spirit Of '69 (17 April 2019)


2019 is a big year in terms of ska and reggae anniversaries, and we wanted to take the next couple episodes to properly mark them. For this month’s episode, we’re focusing on the 50th anniversary of the Spirit Of ‘69. Boss reggae came into its own in 1969, another drastic change in sound for Jamaican music after the smooth rocksteady of the past couple years. There were a cavalcade of fantastic tunes released during the course of the year, and we picked out an hour’s worth of our favorites! Jim of Windy City Sound System 

Justin Hinds & The Dominoes - Sufferation 1969
The Blenders - Decimal Currency
Clancy Eccles - Fattie Fattie
Amiel Moody - Ratchet Knife
Count Sticky & The Upsetters - Dry Acid
Dandy Livingstone - Reggae In Your Jeggae
David Isaacs - Since You Are Gone
Dennis Walks - The Drifter
Richard Ace - More Reggae
John Holt - What You Gonna Do Now
Ken Boothe - Old Fashioned Way
Laurel Aitken - Reggae 69
The Upsetters - Bronco
Phyllis Dillon - Love Is All I Had
Joe Nolan - Poison Reggay
Stranger Cole - Help Wanted
The Maytals - Oh Yea
The Reggae Boys - Me No Born Ya
Sound Dimension - Time Is Tight
The Tennors - Another Scorcher

Thursday, April 11, 2019

#547

No waffle, just a great mix of modern ska, reggae and rocksteady.

1 Virginia Rivera Lone Ark Riddim Force - Live Learn
2 Keith Tex - Global Politics
3 The Scotch Bonnets - Royals
4 The Far East - Far East Ride
5 The Prizefighters (Firewalk) - Burnt Toast and Black Coffee
6 Vieja Skina - Meridiano
7 Mighty Megatons* - I Want To Know
8 The Piseogs - The Captain's Wife
9 Rusty Zinn - Spellbound (Sha La La)
10 The Conquerors - Mr D.J.
11 Eastern Standard Time - Thing Of The Past
12 The Specials (Encore) - Embarrassed By You
13 The Indecision - Leave a Light On
14 Harry J Allstars - Soul Special
15 Guive & The Ora - DR. Reason & Mr. Heart
16 Jonny Go Figure - Vinyl Lover
17 The Beat feat Ranking Roger - Maniac
*(pictured)




Sunday, April 7, 2019

#546 :: Tribute To Ranking Roger (3 April 2019)

A tribute to Roger Charlery, known to fans as Ranking Roger. He joined The Beat at the age of sixteen. He led his band The Beat featuring Ranking Roger after splitting from Dave Wakeling's The English Beat. Rest easy Ranking Roger. Thank you so much for all the music.

Roger Charlery (21 February 1963 – 26 March 2019), known professionally as Ranking Roger.

Track list
Behind the scenes documentary featuring Ranking Roger
The Beat - Tears Of A Clown
The Beat - Ranking Full Stop
Behind the scenes documentary featuring Ranking Roger
The Beat - Hands Off, She's Mine (Extended Version)
The Beat - Twist And Crawl (Extended Version)
The Beat - Mirror In The Bathroom
Interview with Dave Wakeling, GO FEET! Radio
Song in behind Dave Wakeling's interview is Bob Marley - Punky Reggae Party (London Mastermix)
The Beat - Two Swords
The Beat - Stand Down Margaret (Dub)
Ranking Roger talks all things Public Confidential
The Beat featuring Ranking Roger - Who's Dat Looking
The Beat featuring Ranking Roger - Skank Away
The Beat featuring Ranking Roger - A Good Day For Sunshine
Everett Morton reminisces about Ranking Roger
The Beat - Can't Get Used To Losing You

Saturday, March 30, 2019

#545 :: LIVE Recording Wednesday 27th March 2019 :: The Scofflaws, LIVE Vol.1 (1996)


A great live recording from a Huntington, Long Island, New York-based third wave ska band that debuted in 1988 called the Scofflaws. 

The Scofflaws early sound was characterized by strong R&B and jazz influences as well as eclectic covers of such songs as Henry Mancini's "A Shot in the Dark", Danny Elfman's theme for Pee-wee's Big Adventure, and a scorching live rendition of The Skatalites instrumental "Ska-La Parisian". Original songs like "Ska-La-Carte", "Nude Beach" and "William Shatner" became cult favorites due to the offbeat lyrics and quirky vocal stylings of bandleader Richard "Sammy" Brooks and trombonist Buford O'Sullivan.

They toured the United States several times, including stints as the openers for Desmond Dekker and Bad Manners. In addition, they toured Europe in 1998 supporting Laurel Aitken & The New York Ska Jazz Ensemble.

Although The Scofflaws have not released a studio recording since 1998, Brooks continues to lead the band in live performances within the New York area.

Purchase Scofflaws merc at https://www.scofflaws.com/

1. Ska-La Parisian
2. After The Lights
3. Back Door Open
4. Bernie's Tune
5. Paul Getty
6. Nude Beach
7. Groovin' Up
8. Till The End Of Time
9. Skagroovie
10. Ska La-Carte

Friday, March 22, 2019

#544 :: Windy City Sound System #15 :: They Are Us (20 March 2019)

A special all-music episode from Windy City Sound System with victims in mind of the white supremacist terrorist attack on Muslim mosques in Christchurch in New Zealand on 
Friday 15th March 2019. Thank you Jim!

The Valentines - Stop The Violence 
Justin Hinds & The Dominoes - Teach The Youth 
Chris Murray - Shades Of The Same Color 
Lord Pretender - The Human Race 


The Georgetown Orbits - Keep Your Chin Up 
Prince Buster - A Change Is Gonna Come 
The Slackers - Crazy 
The Prizefighters - Stop Them 
Desmond Dekker & The Aces - Unity 
The Wailers - No More Trouble 


Akasha - Eye For An Eye 
The Specials - Why? 
Sonic Boom Six - From The Fire To The Frying Pan 
Jimmy Cliff - World Upside Down 
Delroy Wilson - Better Must Come 
The Valentines - Blam Blam Fever 


Alton Ellis & Zoot Simms - Oppression 
The Maytals - We Shall Overcome 

Friday, March 15, 2019

#543 :: Michael Jackson Left An Impression (13 March 2019)

All killer, no filler, and definitely no chatty chatty from Nate. Hear this!

The Drastics - Rock With You
The Kingstonians - Come We Go Moonwalk
Michael & Olly Buck - Never Can Say Goodbye
Roy Ellis feat The Transilvanians - Save The World And The Children
The Drastics - Remember The Dub
The Black Emeralds - Vipers & Liars
The Pioneers - Bring Him Come
Rico - Children of Sanchez
the Frightnrs - Never Answer
Have Sound Will Travel - Police And Youths In The Grove
Easy Star All-Stars - The Girl Is Mine
King Fatty - Decathlon Man
Sugar Minott - Good Thing Going
Gregory Isaacs - Cool Down The Pace




Saturday, March 9, 2019

#542 :: Jamaican Blues Tribute to Fats Domino (6 March 2019)

Here's a wee tribute to Fats Domino. Many Jamaican artists covered songs that Fats Domino co-wrote or covered himself. His New Orleans styled Rhythm and Blues was very influential on Jamaican Ska. Songs 1-11 are tributes to Fats by Jamaican artists. They are loose interpretations but incorporate some elements of The Fat Man's sound. The rest of the episode is a cool mix of Jamaican RnB. Enjoy!

The Supersonics - The Saint (The Saints Go Marching In)
Cock & The Woodpeckers - Valley Of Tears
Millie Small - Let The Four Winds Blow
Winston Groovy - Josephine
Ewan & Jerry With The Caribbeats - Oh Babe (Sick And Tired)
The Superboys - Ain't That A Shame
Eric Morris - Going to the River
Alton Ellis - Something You've Got
Douglas Brothers - Valley Of Tears
Ben Harper with Skatalites - Be My Guest
Dennis Alcapone - Gun's Don't Argue (Number One Station aka Rock To The Beat)
Low Down Dirty Girl - Laurel Aitken with Duke Reid & His Group
Easy Snapping - Clue J's Blues Blasters with vocal by Theophilus Beckford
Go Pretty Baby Go - Bobby Kingdom & The Blue Beats
Jamaica Blues - Azie Lawrence
I Wanna Love - Jiving Juniors with Duke Reid & His Group
Manny Oh - Higgs & Wilson with Ken Richards & His Comets




#541 :: LIVE Recording Wednesday :: Ernest Ranglin LIVE At Reggae On The River (27 February 2019)

Ernest Ranglin, one of Jamaica's architects of both the ska and reggae sounds, and one of the island's most frequently-recorded session musicians, has actually been playing and recording for over 50 years now, and looks so good for his age. His playing has gotten stronger as he has gotten older. 'Ska Wey Dat is a two-disc set of jazzy ska and reggae guitar which showcases Ranglin's skill. The first disc consists of the relatively slick and commercial-sounding E.B. @ Noon, which was originally issued in an extremely limited release in 1999, and is here reissued under the title Ska Wey Dat; the second disc is a previously unreleased live set from the 1998 Reggae on the River festival in California, on which Ranglin fronts Floyd Lloyd's Ska Band. I have selected nine tracks from this second disc to feature in this episode of LIVE Recording Wednesday here on GO FEET! Radio. The live disc is a rough-and-ready romp through old-school ska and reggae tunes like "Satta Massagana" (which is given an insightful and lovely instrumental treatment). Enjoy.

Purchase the full Trojan Release of 'Ska Wey Dat' here

Tracklisting
Intro - Surfing
54 46
Bourbon Street Skank
Satta Massagana
Ball O'Fire
Headline News
Say Bye Bye
Sweet Lady
Ska Party




Wednesday, February 27, 2019

#540 :: Windy City Sound System #14 :: An All-Instrumental Affair (20 February 2019)


This is one episode that’s been in the works for quite some time, but I’ve never actually followed through with making: an all-instrumental affair! As with our usual mixes, we’ve tried to strike a good balance between classic and contemporary, as well as genres. Hopefully, the musicians’ talent shine through here, as there’s some blinding skill featured throughout. So, for all of the instrumentalists out there who don’t get their just dues, this one is for you all! ~ Jim Cascino

TRACKLIST 
The Soul Vendors - Ringo Rock 
Count Bobo - Melkor 
Bobby Ellis & The Jets - The Emperor 
Lollypop Lorry - Swing Easy 
Dandy Livingstone & His Group - Maximum Pressure 
King Zepha - Israelites 
Byron Lee & The Dragonaires - Musical Pressure 
The Soul Chance - Waiting In The Park 
The Brooklyn Attractors - Entropy 
The Dynamites - Second Fiddle 
Baba Brooks - Catch A Fire 
Dr Ring Ding - Call 809 
The Slackers - Cooking For Tommy 
Don Drummond - Ska Town 
The Debonaires - Skargentina 
The Skatalites - Can’t Sit Down 
Hepcat - Pharoah’s Dream 
Roland Alphonso - Non-Stop 
The Blue Riddim Band - Chariots Of Fire




Friday, February 15, 2019

#539 :: When I Fall In Love (13 February 2019)

1. Dr Woggle & The Radio - When I Fall In Love
2. Smokin' Fuzz - When I Fall In Love feat Kevin Batchelor
3. Papa Beat Sunset - Fall In Love
4. Le Birrette - Love And Affection
5. The Georgetown Orbits - Garden of Love
6. Derrick Morgan - Lover Boy
7. Drop Collective - Love Me or Leave Me
8. David Hillyard & The Rocksteady 7 - Someone Else's Love Song
9. The Specials - Black Skinned Blue Eyed Boys
10. Two Tone Club - I'm Not Safe with Your Love
11. Hollie Cook - Vessel Of Love
12. Jr Thomas & The Volcanos - Forever
13. Bad Manners - Walking In The Sunshine
14. Capone - Love I Can Fell




Friday, February 8, 2019

#538 :: Birthday Tribute to Bob Marley (6 February 2019)

 
Happy birthday to Bob Marley. He would have been 74 today, 6th February 2019. Here's a tribute to Bob Marley by some pretty amazing artists. Enjoy.


1 Annie Lennox - Waiting In Vain
2 Corinne Bailey Rae - Is This Love
3 Nina Simone - No Woman No Cry
4 Playing for Change feat. Bono - War No More / Trouble
5 Screamin' Jay Hawkins - I Shot The Sheriff
6 The Specials - Redemption Song
7 Sublime - Zimbabwe
8 The Wailing Wailers - What's New Pussycat
9 The Impressions with Curtis Mayfield - I Gotta Keep on Movin'
10 Chronixx - Guiltiness 
11 Tara Nevins - Talkin' Blues
12 Johnny Cash feat. Joe Strummer - Redemption Song