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