Saturday, August 01, 2009

Ring The Alarm playlist, BaseFM, August 1
Don't forget The Specials unofficial afterparty on tonight featuring DJ's Printor, Benny Lee, and the Newmatics playing live, all at Bacco Room, Nelson St. Killer night out. Details here.

The Specials - Message to you Rudy (Bombs edit)
Angie Stone/Nuffwish - Wish I didnt miss you
Roland Alphonso and the Skatalites- Guns of navarone
E's E - Scratch's skank pt 1
Don Drummond and the Skatalites - Man on the street
LKJ - Iron bar dub
Joe Ariwa - Joe sails away
Sir Jarvis - Stubborn son of Marvin
DJ Day - Close your eyes
Hypnotic brass ensemble - Ballicky bone
James Brown - Please dont go (latin version)
J Rawls - Red peppers
Jackie Mittoo - Soul bird
Myron and E w/ Soul investigators - Cold game
Lee Scratch Perry -Yellow tongue
Major Lazer -Can't stop now
Manasseh - Skenga (12" version)
DL Jones and DJ 2nd Nature - Whoa Bobby
Scritti politti - Absolute version
Aural exciters -Emile
Lignting head - Bokoor sound special
Smashproof -Ordinary life (Moody boyz dub)
Tiki - Burning fire (Oogun remix)
The Specials - Gangsters
Skatalites - Addis Abba
Jackie Mittoo - El bang bang
Baba Brooks - Special event
UKJs - Wave ya han gal

Monday, July 27, 2009

Lee Fields, Phenomenal Handclap Band, recorded live
Listen to Lee Fields and the Expressions, and Phenomenal Handclap Band, paying at Joe's Pub in NYC last week, streaming audio over at NPR. Damn!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Interview with Neville Staples of the Specials.
Next Saturday marks the first time ska band the Specials have visited NZ. They're currently on a 30th anniversary jaunt, (minus founding member Jerry Dammers). Today's Sunday News has a rather amusing interview with band member Neville Staple. He seems a tad confused.

"... Staple admits he didn't exactly jump at the chance to rejoin the guys who pioneered the 2 Tone genre. "I wasn't really bothered because I was doing my own thing and I was with my own band," Staple tells the Sunday News. "To be honest touring with The Specials will give me and my band a bit more exposure. And I need the money. A lot of people say they don't do it for the money but it does come in handy."

Hang on, this is the same Neville Staple who toured NZ with is band in 2006, billing himself as Neville Staple's Specials. Can you say Cash-In? Ha ha.

Anyway, he's written a book about his life, and will be doing an instore signing 2pm this saturday at Real Groovy Auckland. He's got 8 kids from 6 different mothers, so go help him out and buy his book.