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