Thursday, January 17, 2019

#535 :: Windy City Sound System's Mento / Calypso Spotlight (16 January 2019)

It’s hard to believe, but we’ve been putting together these Windy City Sound System on Go Feet! Radio shows for one full year! We wanted to do something special and out of the ordinary, so we’re taking a bit of a divergence from our usual ska and reggae fare, and have an hour’s worth of calypso and mento music!

TRACKLIST
● The Jolly Boys - Take Me Back To Jamaica
● Lord Cristo - Dumb Boy & The Parrot
● Lord Mike & His Dirty Calypsonians - Sweet Lord Mike
● The Upsessions - Blackberry Pie
● Prince Buster’s All Stars - Cut Munno
● The Hiltonaires - Woman Smarter
● Lord Lebby & The Jamaican Calypsonians - Hol’Im Joe
● Count Owen & His Calypsonians - Hula Hoop Calypso
● The Cabrians - The Great Conspiration
● Lord Spoon & David - Woman A Love In The Night Time
● Dr Ring Ding - The Cat & The Rooster
● Lord Kitchener - Come Back Home Meh Boy
● Lord Flea & His Calypsonains - Shake Shake Sonora
● Lord Brynner - Who Put The Pepper In The Vaseline
● Mighty Sparrow - Kennedy & Khruschev
● Duke Harris - Island Woman
● The Jolly Boys - Beautiful Garden




Friday, January 11, 2019

#534 :: Top Ten Releases of 2018 (9 January 2019)

 Anyone that knows me knows that I dig ska, rocksteady and reggae. From the first time I heard One Step Beyond by Madness, and Rudy, A Message To You by the Specials, there was no turning back. In fact, I went looking for records or cassettes that had any connection to this infectious beat. What I've enjoyed since then (the 1980s) is how this music has evolved. Here's ten tunes from some of my favorite releases of 2018. There's many others I enjoyed too so I may have to do another show to feature them. A huge thank you goes out to all the artists, bands, and distributors that sent me music. And to the local and international community of fans that has shown support for GO FEET! Radio, thanks heaps! ~ Nate Ness Monster
Tracklist
The Oldians (We Are Reggae) - We Are Reggae
The Delirians (El Remedio) - El Remedio
Jr Thomas and The Volcanos (Rockstone) - What A Shame
Smokin' Fuzz (Revival) - Answer
AceTones (More Ace!) - Rolling Like a Trojan
Hugo Lobo feat. Hepcat (Neigbourhood Rules) - Rest Yourself 
Two Tone Club (Don't Look Back) - One in a Millionany record that 
Capone and the Bullets (This Is Fusion) - Good Times
Exile Di Brave (Reality Chant Productions) - Equally
The Specials - Vote For Me

And here's a special mention of two compilations that came out in 2018 that I highly recommend if you're wanting to get a taste for modern ska, rocksteady and reggae.