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

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

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