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

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


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

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