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Ska, Rocksteady, and Boss Reggae... Intensified!

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Options May 2, 2021: Love is a Treasure!

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Artist Track Album Label Comments Images Approx. start time
The Beat  Ranking Full Stop (Intro)   Options (single)  Two-Tone  1979 
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Paragons  Only a Smile   Options On the Beach with the Paragons  Trojan  1967 
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Freddie McKay  Love is a Treasure   Options VA: Treasure Isle Presents Original Reggae - 40 Original Tighten Up Hits  Treasure Isle  1967 
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Keith & Tex  Leaving on the Train   Options VA: Island Records Presents Rock Steady - 40 Soulful Classics  Island  1967 
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Derrick Harriott  Do I Worry   Options VA: Trojan Rocksteady Box Set  Trojan  1968 
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Now Generation  Alone Again Naturally   Options VA: Club Reggae, Vol. 5  Trojan  1972. Cover of the Gilbert O'Sullivan smash! 
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God Sons  Merry Up   Options (single)  Green Door  1972 
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Melodians  Bless the Sunshine   Options VA: Trojan Sunshine Reggae Box Set  Trojan  1972 
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Prince Django  Hot Tip   Options (single)  Black Ark  1972 
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Matumbi  Brother Louie   Options The Best of Matumbi  Trojan  1973. Cover of the Stories' big hit! 
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Tyrone Taylor  Delilah   Options VA: Trojan Mod Reggae Box Set  Trojan  1968 
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Roland Alphonso  One Thousand Tons of Megaton   Options VA: Dancehall '69 - 40 Skinhead Reggae Rarities  Trojan  1969 
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Hugh Malcolm  Love Brother Love   Options VA: All Aboard The C.N. Express – Rock Steady And Boss Reggae Sounds 1967-1968  Doctor Bird  1968 
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Horace Andy  Don't Try and Use Me   Options Ain't No Sunshine  Not Bad  1972 
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Ernest Wilson  Private Number   Options VA: Joe Gibb's Scorchers from the Early Years 1967-73  17 North Parade  1969 
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Mangy Dogs  Itsy Bitsy (Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini)   Options (single)  Flarenasch  1980. Cover of the Brian Hyland hit! 
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Resistors  Jeanie   Options E.P. for Jeanie  Break  1980 
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Ska City Rockers  Time Is Tight   Options (EP)  Inferno  1980 
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Listener comments!

  12:00pm John W!:

It is the SIN Express leaving right now and I am on board.
Avatar Ranking Full Stop - Top Ranker! Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 12:01pm Woo:

Hi to Mike Sin and John W
  12:02pm Richard Whig:

good morning and good afternoon all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm Mike Sin:

John W! Hello!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm Mike Sin:

Hi Woo!
Avatar Ranking Full Stop - Top Ranker! Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 12:02pm yerfriendpaul:

Hi Mike! Hey gang! Happy May to you all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm alan the painter:

This is a funny radio station, good mooring!
Avatar 12:03pm Mailman Tom:

I wish I was on a beach in Jamaica. It's too darn cold and windy here in New England!
Avatar 12:04pm Joe B:

hey Mike!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:04pm Mike Sin:

Happy May to you, yerfriendpaul!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:04pm alan the painter:

May day, May daye!!!
Avatar Ranking Full Stop - Top Ranker! Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 12:04pm Woo:

I don't wanna sound complaining but I'm in Chicago and it's too hot. It's going to 85 today.
Avatar Ranking Full Stop - Top Ranker! Marathon 2022 12:04pm MOM WHIG:

Hey Mike, Woo, yerfriend, alan, Mailman Tom, R Whig
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm Mike Sin:

Hi alan the painter -- this is a comedy station that plays music sometimes!
Avatar Ranking Full Stop - Top Ranker! Marathon 2022 12:05pm MOM WHIG:

And John W too
Avatar Ranking Full Stop - Top Ranker! Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 12:05pm Woo:

Hey Mom Whig
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm Mike Sin:

Mailman Tom -- I was hoping to head to the shore today. Hope the sun comes out!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:06pm Mike Sin:

Joe B -- Welcome, man!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:06pm Mike Sin:

Hey there MomWhig!
Avatar Ranking Full Stop - Top Ranker! Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 12:06pm Steeley Chris:

Happy Reggae Sunday, Rudies!
Avatar Ranking Full Stop - Top Ranker! Marathon 2022 12:07pm MOM WHIG:

Hi to Joe - did not see you there - Steeley tyoo
Avatar Ranking Full Stop - Top Ranker! Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 12:08pm Steeley Chris:

Mailman Tom - where in New England are you? It’s 73 in RI right now.
Avatar 12:08pm Joe B:

usually not up this early!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08pm Mike Sin:

Steeley Chris -- thanks for tuning in!
Avatar Ranking Full Stop - Top Ranker! Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 12:09pm LesleyK:

Hi Mike and everyone! Enjoying the tunes so far on this fine Sunday.
Avatar Ranking Full Stop - Top Ranker! Marathon 2022 12:10pm MOM WHIG:

Good to see you again Leslie
Avatar Ranking Full Stop - Top Ranker! Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 12:11pm LesleyK:

Hi Mom Whig!
Avatar 12:11pm Joe B:

Mike, are you in Asbury? sun supposed to be out in a little bit
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:11pm Mike Sin:

Hi LesleyK -- thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:12pm Mike Sin:

Hi Joe! Yes, I hope to hit Asbury at about 3 today!
Avatar Ranking Full Stop - Top Ranker! Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 12:12pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, Mike and everyone. Let's get ranking!
Avatar 12:13pm Joe B:

nice have fun!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:13pm Mike Sin:

Hello Ken From Hyde Park!
Avatar 12:13pm Mailman Tom:

Steeley: I'm in the SW corner of N.E., 40 miles from NYC.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:14pm Mike Sin:

Just ended up listening to a lot of rocksteady tracks this week -- it all sounds so sad sequenced together!
  12:15pm John W!:

Even a reggage beat can't help Alone Again.
  12:15pm Richard Whig:

downcast sounds for a grey may morning at the coast!
Avatar Ranking Full Stop - Top Ranker! Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 12:18pm Woo:

Just Googled Gilbert O and that guy has quite a head of hair in his older age. Don't know if he's still alone.
  12:18pm johnk77:

excellent work selecter
cool skank guitar on
alone again version
  12:19pm Andres:

Hey, Mike! Afternoon, all!
A stand out show today!! A reflective mood going on in the lyrics and sounds, making for some great music! Derrick Harriot, beautiful voice!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:19pm Mike Sin:

@Woo -- I'm guessing clean livin' for Gilbert O!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:20pm Mike Sin:

Hey johnk77 -- thanks!
Avatar Ranking Full Stop - Top Ranker! Marathon 2022 12:20pm MOM WHIG:

Good morning johnk, Andres
  12:21pm Ignore Function:

Sounds great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:21pm Mike Sin:

Andres -- So glad you're enjoying it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:23pm Mike Sin:

Thanks, Ignore Function!
  12:23pm Andres:

Hi, Mom Whig! The blossoms are finally out here in SW Ontario.
Avatar Ranking Full Stop - Top Ranker! Marathon 2022 12:23pm MOM WHIG:

Andres - so good to hear that
  12:23pm Richard Whig:

this one is def a eyes-half-closed chill out
  12:24pm Richard Whig:

bless the sunshine I mean
Avatar Ranking Full Stop - Top Ranker! Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 12:28pm Lee C:

Afternoon Mike, and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:33pm Mike Sin:

Hi Lee C -- Greetings to ya!
Avatar Ranking Full Stop - Top Ranker! Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 12:33pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Cool! Derrick Harriott = Duane Train's uncle.
Avatar Ranking Full Stop - Top Ranker! Marathon 2022 12:34pm MOM WHIG:

Hey Lee, and Ken
  12:37pm bigplanetnoise:

Hey Mike and all!
Avatar Ranking Full Stop - Top Ranker! Marathon 2022 12:38pm MOM WHIG:

Good to see you here BPN
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:38pm Mike Sin:

Hey there BPN -- thanks for tuning in!
  12:38pm johnk77:

the melodians track produced by
warwick lyn
like byron lee
he was chinese jamaican
  12:39pm bigplanetnoise:

Hi Mom Whig!
  12:39pm Andres:

Hey, Bob! You and Mike both played The Paragons this week ;)
Avatar Ranking Full Stop - Top Ranker! Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 12:40pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Cool! MOM WHIG = Whig's mom, probably. Hello!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:40pm Paulie B:

Sounding good, my paisan!
  12:41pm bigplanetnoise:

Hi Andres! You can’t keep a killer band-name down!
Avatar Ranking Full Stop - Top Ranker! Marathon 2022 12:41pm Terre T:

Lovin the show! the sun is finally out- was raining + shite earlier
Avatar Ranking Full Stop - Top Ranker! Marathon 2022 12:42pm Terre T:

Ru really hitting the beach today?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:42pm Mike Sin:

@Andres -- those two Paragons are separated by a few miles and few bodies of water!
  12:43pm Andres:

I saw the Massive Attack tour that Horace Andy was a part of. What a voice and presence!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:43pm Mike Sin:

@johnk77 -- thanks so much for the info!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:43pm Mike Sin:

Hey Paulie B -- thanks for listenin' today!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:44pm Mike Sin:

A little straight-up roots-ier reggae on this show every once and a while!
Avatar Ranking Full Stop - Top Ranker! Marathon 2022 12:44pm MOM WHIG:

Hi Paulie, Terre
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:45pm Mike Sin:

Hello Terre T -- Yeah! We're gonna hit it a bit later today!
  12:46pm Andres:

Mike: When I saw The Paragons on the playlist during Bob and Gina's show I had to give my head a good scratch. There was also a different The Knack that night for good measure!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:47pm Mike Sin:

@Andres -- Ha! The two Knacks though were both from California and on Capitol records!
  12:48pm Richard Whig:

ace cover of the week!!!
Avatar Ranking Full Stop - Top Ranker! Marathon 2022 12:48pm MOM WHIG:

Nice version of Itsy Bitsy, etc
Avatar Ranking Full Stop - Top Ranker! Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 12:48pm LesleyK:

This is hilarious
  12:49pm Andres:

Mike: Did not know that bit. Crazy!
Avatar Ranking Full Stop - Top Ranker! Marathon 2022 12:49pm Terre T:

Hello @Mom Whig, @Paulie B @Lee C, @Joe B, @LesleyK and everybody !
@Mike Sin Its supposedly gonna be 81ºF later in the afternoon which i'm really psyched about after this shite morning.
Hitting da beach before Memorial Day? love it! Cant wait til its warm enough to sit on the beach + listen to RFS ---the way God intended!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:49pm Paulie B:

Did no one tell the Mangy Dogs that's a checkered bikini, not polka dot? Or is that just ska branding?
  12:49pm Richard Whig:

ok, I am gonna wait patiently for Mike to share a Jamaican cover of "Hello Mudda, Hello Fadda"! ;)
Avatar Ranking Full Stop - Top Ranker! Marathon 2022 12:50pm Terre T:

@Paulie B- HA that is a funny observation
Avatar Ranking Full Stop - Top Ranker! Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 12:51pm LesleyK:

@paulieB ,good point! 😂 And hi Terre T!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:51pm theia:

@ Paulie B- I was thinking the same thing
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:51pm Mike Sin:

@Terre T -- Adrienne is a surfin' maniac now so we will be down there a lot! I'm off the crutches and all that, so I'm ready to get out!
  12:52pm Andres:

Paulie B: They got the yellow part right, so almost there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:52pm Mike Sin:

Hey Paulie -- artistic license for branding sake!
  12:53pm Andres:

Terre T: Get a wetsuit and surf with icicles forming on you like the hardcore types!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:54pm Paulie B:

@Mike Sin: How abut changing the lyrics then? Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Checkered Ska Bikini?
Avatar Ranking Full Stop - Top Ranker! Marathon 2022 12:54pm Terre T:

@Mike Sin- Adrienne knows how to surf? Where did she take lessons?? SO INTO IT!
(I know she's a thrasher and yr boarding with her got ya da crutches in the first place !)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:54pm Mike Sin:

@Richard Whig -- I'm still searching for the skank version of "They're Coming to Take Us Away! Ha Ha!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:54pm theia:

I'm noticing several labels here with checkerboards
  12:54pm Richard Whig:

wow mike! impressively fast recovery!
  12:55pm Ignore Function:

There is a reggae version of "Shaving Cream".
Avatar Ranking Full Stop - Top Ranker! Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 12:55pm Woo:

Time is definitely tight. Great show Mike. Thank you for putting it together.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:55pm theia:

great sounds :)
Avatar Ranking Full Stop - Top Ranker! Marathon 2022 12:55pm MOM WHIG:

Yes, Mike guess the P/T really worked quickly for you - Super fun show today
  12:56pm Richard Whig:

@Mike. I hope to Gods green earth there is such a version of They're Coming to Take Me Away!!!
  12:56pm Andres:

Love this Time Is Tight! Such a great show today, Mike!!
Thank you!!
  12:56pm johnk77:

black & white checkerboards
representing ska since at least
1970s
well before two tone records
great selecting today
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:56pm Mike Sin:

theia -- Yea, the whole mod/ska revival of '79 or so ended up using that theme endlessly!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:56pm theia:

thanks johnk77
Avatar Ranking Full Stop - Top Ranker! Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 12:56pm LesleyK:

@Terre T, fyi..There are surfing lessons at Rockaway beach
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:56pm Hugh:

checking in from the catskills
Avatar Ranking Full Stop - Top Ranker! Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 12:57pm LesleyK:

Thanks for another great show Mike!
  12:57pm bigplanetnoise:

Great time! Thank you, Mike!
Avatar Ranking Full Stop - Top Ranker! Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 12:57pm yerfriendpaul:

Thank you Mike! Enjoy the day, everyone!
  12:58pm John W!:

This was a fun show! Thanks!
  12:58pm Richard Whig:

enjoyed being all aboard the Mike Sin Express this week!
Avatar Ranking Full Stop - Top Ranker! Marathon 2022 12:58pm Terre T:

@Andres- hello and U joke but i've been wanting to learn to surf for awhile but the hot season to do so is short here so a wet suit is definitely in the picture
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:58pm Mike Sin:

Thanks so much, everybody!
  12:59pm Richard Whig:

Terre we want updates on your surfing progress!!
Avatar Ranking Full Stop - Top Ranker! Marathon 2022 12:59pm Terre T:

@Mike Sin- fun show and have fun in Asbury --i'll be heading to the beach soon enough in thE coming days! Can't wait!
Avatar Ranking Full Stop - Top Ranker! Marathon 2022 1:00pm Terre T:

@Richard Whig- hello and ha! will do
  1:01pm Hostilepostie:

5am here in NZ, still up after my friends wedding, wasted, loving your show!!!
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