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

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Options October 18, 2020: Singles Goin' Steady! … and a set from DJ SOS!

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Artist Track Album Label Comments Approx. start time
 
The singles that "got me here" -- the tracks that essentially introduced me to ska and rocksteady!
Madness  One Step Beyond   Options (single)  Stiff  1979  0:01:06 (Pop‑up)
English Beat  Mirror in the Bathroom   Options (single)  Go-Feet  1980  0:03:04 (Pop‑up)
Selector  On My Radio   Options (single)  Two-Tone  1980  0:06:07 (Pop‑up)
Specials  Rat Race   Options (single)  Two-Tone  1980  0:09:06 (Pop‑up)
Bodysnatchers  Ruder Than You   Options (single)  Two-Tone  1980  0:12:14 (Pop‑up)
English Beat  Tears of a Clown   Options (single)  Sire  1980. Classic cover of the Smokey Robinson & the Miracles hit.  0:14:49 (Pop‑up)
 
 
DJ SOS provides a mix of some cool singles!
Nicky Thomas  If I Had a Hammer   Options (single)  Trojan  1970. Great cover of a Pete Seeger track!  0:20:41 (Pop‑up)
Derrick Morgan  Got You on My Mind   Options (single)  Beverley's  1968  0:23:42 (Pop‑up)
Skatalites  Junior’s Jive   Options (single)  Coxsone  1963  0:26:42 (Pop‑up)
Joya Landis  Out the Light   Options (single)  Trojan  1968  0:29:25 (Pop‑up)
Dreamers  Man Boy   Options (single)  Mellow Tone  1977  0:31:27 (Pop‑up)
Prince Buster  Fingers (Version)   Options (single)  Arista  1981  0:34:00 (Pop‑up)
Heptones  Haven’t You Any Fight Left   Options (single)  Coxson  1970  0:38:09 (Pop‑up)
Nicky and Cat Campbell  Hammering (Version)   Options (single)  Pressure Beat  1972  0:41:04 (Pop‑up)
 
Hopeton Lewis  The Mighty Quinn   Options (single)  Reggay Beat  1969. Cover of a Bob Dylan track via the Manfred Mann version!  0:50:29 (Pop‑up)
Delano Stewart  Wherever I Lay My Hat   Options (single)  High Note  1970. Cover of a Marvin Gaye track.  0:53:51 (Pop‑up)
 


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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:47am Mike Sin:

Hi folks! Since March when the world shut down, WFMU has worked tirelessly to ensure that we keep broadcasting 24/7. DJs have set up home studios while our "skeleton crew" keeps it all together in the main studio.

WFMU continues to be a source of comfort for many during these very trying times -- Let us know you appreciate it by pledging! Please use the pledge "widget" at the top of this playlist page if you've been enjoying this show.

All donations -- any amount -- are so greatly appreciated!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00pm Matt Clarke:

Hey Mikey n SOS!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm Matt from New Orleans:

Hi everyone
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm Mike Sin:

Hi there Matt!
Avatar 12:01pm Mailman Tom:

Refreshing music for a Sunday afternoon. Thanks, Mike!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm Matt from New Orleans:

A lot of 2 Tone today?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm ike_p:

greetings Mike and awesome listners!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm Mike Sin:

Matt from New Orleans -- Thanks for being here!
  12:03pm Lee:

Hi Mike, and everyone. Looking forward to this hour.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm Mike Sin:

Thanks, Mailman Tom!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:04pm Mike Sin:

Hello ike_p!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:04pm Matt Clarke:

Always loved the English Beat records.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm Mike Sin:

Hey there Lee -- Thanks for tuning in today!
  12:05pm Lee:

Dave Wakeling a great lyricist, in my opinion
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:06pm Mike Sin:

Matt from New Orleans -- All those '79/'80 bands and Two-Tone was my indeed my gateway!
  12:08pm phat:

God I love Two-tone
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:09pm Mike Sin:

Me too, Phat!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:09pm Matt from New Orleans:

I was too young for 2 Tone. I got into third wave ska in the mid 90s and then started digging back from there. Mostly skipped 2 Tone at that time as I wanted to listen to the OG stuff. Only started really listening in the last few years. I can appreciate the energy and enthusiasm but there’s no real emotional connection for me.
  12:10pm phat:

@Matt from New Orleans I have the opposite experience with 3rd wave. It never sounded right to me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:12pm Matt Clarke:

Mike, were you into the Two-Tone stuff as it was happening?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:13pm Matt from New Orleans:

I don’t really listen to any third wave ska any more. I would still go see Fishbone. It’s more of a timing thing. I was an infant when 2 Tone was at its peak.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:13pm ike_p:

huh - so i should've looked up the lyrics to one step beyond a long time ago
  12:14pm phat:

I saw Fishbone last year and I gotta say, they were incredible.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:14pm Matt from New Orleans:

Rhoda Dakar has a monthly radio show in the U.K. that’s really good
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:15pm Matt Clarke:

@Matt: What station is it on?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:15pm Mike Sin:

I also saw many of those bands that fell between "classic" Two-Tone and full-on "third wave" -- I downright loved the Untouchables! They rolled into NYC in 1985 or so and and lifted the roof off Irving Plaza!
  12:15pm davefromtoronto:

better than the original!
  12:17pm phat:

Dave Wakeling tours incessantly, tells horrible jokes, and ROCKS HARD, still. Go see him if you can when all this shit ends.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:17pm Mike Sin:

@Matt -- Yeah. All those bands were accessible in the US even though they weren't as big as they were in the UK. I caught the English Beat back at that time -- so great!
Avatar 12:17pm DJ Terre T:

Heya Mike -your show is sounding so great!
And I forgot how truly amazing the Beat's version of Tears of a Clown is !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:17pm Matt from New Orleans:

It’s on the first Monday of the month at 7 AM Eastern on Totally Wired Radio. The past shows are all on Mixlcoud.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:17pm Daisy Lacy:

Hi folks! Sounds great Mike!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:17pm Matt Clarke:

Agreed about Dave Wakeling, Phat. Really fun show
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:17pm Matt Clarke:

Cool thanks Matt!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:18pm Mike Sin:

Hello davefromtoronto!
  12:20pm johnk77:

top-shelf selections selecter
in the early 80s
this style of playlist
would be heard
between sets of rock bands
at north america's hipper
live music venues
Avatar 12:20pm DJ Terre T:

YESSS SOS!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:20pm Mike Sin:

Hey there Daisy!
  12:21pm davefromtoronto:

hi mike s - great show! thanks for doing this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:21pm Mike Sin:

Hi Terre T -- Thanks for swingin' by!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:22pm Mike Sin:

johnk77 -- thanks for always listening to the show!
Avatar 12:23pm Marc Francis:

What a fantastic version of that song!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:25pm Mike Sin:

Marc Francis - Yes, I'm stealin' that 45 from DJ SOS!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:25pm Matt from New Orleans:

I dig Nicky Thomas’ covers of Can I Change Your Mind and Rainy Night in Georgia
  12:25pm DA The DJ:

Can I request a U-Roy special someday?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:26pm Mike Sin:

Matt from New Orleans -- Right on re: Rainy Night in Georgia!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:26pm Matt Clarke:

SOS is a top DJ!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:27pm Paulie B:

Oh man, I missed a whole set of Two-Tone? I'll have to listen to the archive!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:28pm Mike Sin:

DA the DJ!
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Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:29pm Mike Sin:

Hey Paulie B!
  12:31pm phat:

This show is my favorite new WFMU show. I wish you did more than an hour.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:32pm Mike Sin:

Thanks so much, phat!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:33pm Matt Clarke:

This Dreamers is really nice!
Avatar 12:34pm DJ Terre T:

These DJ SOS cuts are lovely--so good!
  12:35pm SOS:

Thanks all! I’m all about the VeRSionsss
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:36pm Mike Sin:

Matt -- re: Dreamers - Yeah, that was completely new to me!
  12:37pm SOS:

Fun fact: The b side version of that dreamers song is aptly called “The Blade”
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:39pm Matt Clarke:

@SOS: Gotta find that one
Avatar 12:41pm DJ Terre T:

ALRIGHT!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:41pm Mike Sin:

Hey folks -- sorry about "crackling campfire" happening under some of these records -- I got garlic bread crumbs all over the place.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:42pm Little Danny:

Hi Mike, hi all
Avatar 12:42pm Glynis GirlGroupGirl:

Checking in late today! I just gotta say that the music you play Mike, is the exact tempo I need for my AM exercises. Nice relaxing pace, always learning something new!
  12:42pm johnk77:

all the other stations
are versions?;>
  12:42pm Lee:

This Hammering version is spectacular!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:43pm Mike Sin:

Hey there, Little Danny!
  12:44pm johnk77:

@phat
agreed this show needs
to be longer
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:44pm Mike Sin:

Hi Glynis -- thanks very much! Thanks for tuning in!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:44pm Matt Clarke:

Nice, SOS!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:44pm Matt from New Orleans:

Great set SOS
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:45pm ike_p:

thank you dj sos - beautiful set
Avatar 12:45pm Glynis GirlGroupGirl:

Thank DJ SOS, enjoying it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:46pm Matt Clarke:

Ha! Sorry SOS!
  12:47pm SOS:

@matt best Elvis song ever
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:48pm Matt Clarke:

LOL
Avatar 12:51pm Marc Francis:

DANG.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:51pm Matt from New Orleans:

Phish likes covering this song. I’ve seen them do it many times.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:53pm Matt Clarke:

I guess Hopeton doesn't like cups of meat. Don't blame him!
Avatar Ranking Full Stop - Top Ranker! Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 12:53pm Michael 98145:

Thank you again!
Avatar 12:53pm DJ Terre T:

LOL the Joya Landis tune--It was so weirdly incest-y +Freudian that I thought maybe it was just my sick mind going there-
Coz honestly who would do a song so preverted + think all was fine with it ?!!?
Great set DJ SOS!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:54pm Mike Sin:

Matt Clarke - good catch!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:54pm Mike Sin:

DJ Terre T -- half of the 45s in SOS's collection are perverted!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:55pm Matt from New Orleans:

Thanks Mike & SOS. It’s over way too soon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:55pm Mike Sin:

Thank you, Michael 98145!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:56pm Matt Clarke:

Fantastic show today, Mikey n SOS!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:58pm Mike Sin:

William L, Geoff C, Lee C, Simon A, and Glenn L -- Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:58pm Mike Sin:

Thanks for listening and making it fun, everybody!
Avatar 1:00pm Marc Francis:

That was great fun! Thanks!
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