Rocksteady Tonight’s Podcast

Podcast featuring the best Ska, Rocksteady & Skinhead Reggae from yesterday and today as featured on Boot Boy Radio.

Rocksteady Tonight - Episode #75: The Curve Ball

September 5th, 2021

Sorry it's been a while life gets crazy sometimes. The real kicker is I have some episodes ready to post. I am just wicked lazy!  So this week I am throwing you al curve ball. I am posting Episode #75 because my buddy Mark wanted to listen. I have the rest before this ready to go though, maybe in the next few weeks I will get them up. This show I take my regular Sunday Afternoon Session and put a spin on it. I am deviating from my trad Sundays for a while because school is going to not allow me to do my shows Tuesday, so this is how I will stay current until next semester.  So enjoy this episode is a banger, and I am sure you will enjoy the Hell out of it.

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Sunday  (5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDT- 22:30 - 24:00 GMT)

Tuesday  (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm ET - 22:00 - 24:00 GMT)  

Thursday (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm ET - 22:00 - 24:00 GMT) 

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~Cheers Phil & Rick - https://linktr.ee/RocksteadyTonight

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The Playlist is as follows:

The Slackers   Countryman Fiddle
Don Cosmic   Iguana Dance
The Aces   Reggae Motion
The Debonaires   Oil in My Lamp
The Skatalites; Friends   Golden Love
The Cold Spot 8   I Could Be Wrong
Mimi Maura, Hugo Lobo & Rotman   Groove Me
The Prizefighters   The Prizefighter Beat
The Bullets   Hotter Reggae
Housebound Ska Collective   Misery Business
Sombrero Club   Basta
Western Special   My Dreams
The SKAMOTTS; Kuro   Put Your Records On
Christopher Ellis   Flame Against the Wind
Moon Invaders   Bet Your Bottom Dollar
The Upsessions   Big Boss Reggae
The Pioneers   Time Hard
Roy Shirley   Musical War
The Starlites   Dance Rock Steady
The Caroloregians   Super Bikini
Skandalous All-Stars  1969
Hypocondriacs   You and I
The Tellways   Let Me In
The Steady 45's   Slowdown Heart

 

Rocksteady Tonight - Episode #71: Some Like It Hot

June 9th, 2021

With Summer fast approach and the weather ratcheting up I thought it would a great idea to fire out a show of some killer new tracks and some of my favorite older tracks and a couple of legends in there too to rounds things out.  Just what you need to get yourself fired up and into that dancing mood before the dog days of summer find you a drunken mess in a kiddie pool.  Be well friends !

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Sunday  (5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDT- 22:30 - 24:00 GMT)

Tuesday  (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm ET - 22:00 - 24:00 GMT)  

Thursday (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm ET - 22:00 - 24:00 GMT) 

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The Playlist is as follows:

Mato - Nightmare on Elm Street Dub
Brother Culture w/ Junior Dread - The Control
Keith & Tex - Global Politics
John Holt w/ Irie Ites - On a Friday Night
Winds of Matterhorn - Air
Reggae Roast w/ Brother Culture - Soundsystem
Popes Of Chillitown - Upside Down
Inspector - Ruby Soho
Common Rider - Signal Signal
Skarface - Skinhead Reggae
Go Jimmy Go - Bang the Skillet
The Mighty Fishers - Hard Life
The Steadytones - Super Skank
MU330 - KKK Hiway
The Dualers - I'm In The Mood For Love
The Dualers - Truly Madly Deeply 
Transplants - Baggy Trousers
Inspector 7 - One Step Beyond
Rude Boy George - Young Turks
I Voted For Kodos - She Hates Ska
Voodoo Glow Skulls - Generation Genocide
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - I Don't Believe in Anything
Death Of Guitar Pop w/ Neville Staple - Suburban Ska Club
Mephiskapheles - The Bumble Bee Tuna Song
The Gadjits - Bullet In The Mattress
Stubborn All-Stars - Pick Yourself Up
The Slackers - International War Criminal
Deal's Gone Bad - Sweet Morning
Faintest Idea - Bull in a China Shop
Jackie Mittoo - Earthquake

Rocksteady Tonight - Episode #70: Hail Caesar

May 20th, 2021

It has been a while so I thought it was time to post another new show.  While the best way to listen is live at the times listed below, I will keep putting up shows as I have the time to. This episode is a nice mix of stuff including a handful of new tracks from the likes of The Articles, Danny Rebel and Winds of Matterhorn for starters. As the weather gets nice the tunes get hotter. So fire it up and enjoy it the way ska is meant to be enjoyed...  LOUD !

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Sunday  (5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDT- 22:30 - 24:00 GMT)

Tuesday  (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm ET - 22:00 - 24:00 GMT)  

Thursday (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm ET - 22:00 - 24:00 GMT) 

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~Cheers Phil & Rick - https://linktr.ee/RocksteadyTonight

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The Playlist is as follows:

 

The Articles - Hard to Get
Danny Rebel & The KGB - Whispering Eye
Winds of Matterhorn - Fire
Reggae Roast w/ Brother Culture & Donovan KingJay - Mash Up the Dancehall (Stop That Train)Culture]
New Town Kings - Luna Rosa
Cut Capers - One More Drink
Oi-SKALL MATES - Soul brother stomp together
The Rocksteady Conspiracy - Today
The Fabions w/ The Aggrovators - Rocket Time
Musical Doctors - Going Strong
The Fuss - We're Going Out
Soul Ska - Mean Curries
Los Aggrotones w/ Lambert Briscoe - Dancing the Moonhop
Phoenix City All-Stars - The Selecter
Aggressors Bc - Wish Your Life Away
The Slackers - Christine Keeler
Hypocondriacs - You and I
The Aggrolites - Love Me Tonight
Dakka Skanks - Ska Rhythm
Red Soul Community - Chance to Change
Amy Winehouse w/ Jools Holland - Monkey Man - Live 2006
The Prizefighters - Kashmir
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - Bruised
Inspecter 7 - This Love of Mine
King Fatty - Hail Caesar
Dr. Ring Ding and The Sharp Axe Band - Soundbway Dead-O
The Scofflaws - Dr. Ring-A-Ding
The Babylon Whackers - Sweet Reggae Music
The Debonaires - Movin'
Death Of Guitar Pop - Singles Night
The Dualers - Only When You're Around
Mango Wood - Ah Reggae

Rocksteady Tonight - Episode #69: Music Without Words

April 11th, 2021

I deviated my usual Sunday Traditional Chill Session this week, but fear not I still have you some chill cooking up. For the longest time I was not down with Ska tunes that did not have lyrics. As I worked my way backwards through 3rd Wave Ska in the tail end of the 90's I started to appreciate it a little bit. Well I appreciate it plenty fine today, but simply do not spend enough time doing so. So today's show it all Instrumental tunes from the 60's all the way up to today. You really get to hear the wide diversity and many influences in this brilliant music and its absolutely awesome!  Hope you dig it and Happy Sunday. If you enjoy the show please subscribe and share.

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Sunday    (5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDT- 22:30 - 24:00 GMT) 

Thursday (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm ET - 22:00 - 24:00 GMT) 

As always thanks for listening

~Cheers Phil & Rick - https://linktr.ee/RocksteadyTonight

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The Playlist is as follows:

Prince Buster - One Step Beyond
The Slackers - Shankbon
Smooth Beans - Brevett & Knibb (Gracias Lloyd)
Westbound Train - Critical Ska
Charley Organaire w/ The Prizefighters - I Won the Prize
Jackie Mittoo - Ghetto Organ
The Skatalites - Alipang
Two Tone Club - Beware Of The Tiger
Roland Alphonso - A Shot In The Dark (Bonus Track)
Baba Brooks - Portrait of My Love
David Hillyard & The Rocksteady Seven - Hillyard St.
Mobtown - Postcard from Amy
Pressure Cooker - Walking In The Light
The Pietasters - Anj Girl
Prince Buster - Jack the Ripper
Eastern Standard Time - Tenor Madness
The Debonaires - Skargentina
Val Bennett - Atlas
Let's Go Bowling - Rude 69
Lyn Taitt & The Comets - Storm Warning
ASPO - Black Sunday
The Cabrians - Paquiderm
The Fenicians - Sac-O-Woe
Carlos Dingo - Guerrero Apache
Prince Fatty w/ Mutant Hi-Fi - Black Powder
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Break into the Ligh

Rocksteady Tonight - Episode #68: The Indecent Proposal

April 8th, 2021

We all know that today's Rude Boy and Rude Girl's can be a little bit cheeky, but so too could yesterday's legends. In fact they wrote the book with Rocksteady! So this episode we flip through some of the true scorchers of yesterday and today. There is nothing as cheeky as an indecent proposal in the view of ska! I sat of this show idea for a long time, I hope you enjoy it!

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Sunday    (5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDT- 22:30 - 24:00 GMT) 

Thursday (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm ET - 22:00 - 24:00 GMT) 

As always thanks for listening

~Cheers Phil & Rick - https://linktr.ee/RocksteadyTonight

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The Playlist is as follows:

Bombskare - Triplet Fiasco
Susan Cadogan - Hurt So Good
The Upsessions w/ Lee "Scratch" Perry - Sweet Pussy Bad Cat
Brentford All Stars - Peeping Tom
The Bakesys - Sex Freaks
The Planet Smashers - Super Orgy Porno Party
Johnny Reggae Rub Foundation - Threesome
The Slackers - Married Girl
Laurel Aitken - Bad Minded Woman
The Versatiles - Push It In
Max Romeo - Wet Dream
Malarians - Talkin' Dirty
Lloyd Terrell - Bang Bang Lulu
The Melodians - Come On Little Girl
Ken Boothe - Let's Get It On
The Baba Brooks Band - One Eyed Giant
Mad Caddies - Tired Bones
Madness - My Girl
Babylove & The Van Dangos - Shoobidoop
Mustard Plug - Thigh High Nylons
The Valentines w/ The Fugitives - Sock It to Me Baby 
KId Gungo - Hold the Pussy
Nehemiah Reid - Give Me That Love
The Cimarons - Kiss and Tell
The Melodians - Last Train To Ecstasy
Bite Me Bambi - Strippers on a Sunday
The Silvertones - True Confession
The Aggrolites - Pop the Trunk
The Pietasters - Biblical Sense
The Pietasters - Pleasure Bribe
The Pietasters - Girl Take It Easy
The Planet Smashers - J'aime ta femme (I Like Your Girl)
Hub City Stompers - Sum of 3
Reel Big Fish - Talk Dirty To Me

 

Rocksteady Tonight - Episode #67 - Another Mix Bag of Nuts

April 8th, 2021

Spring is definitely on it's way. The days have gotten longer, the air is starting to warm up and soon I will be out mowing the grass. Sorry for the lag between shows school has been keeping me busy! Though you can always catch the shows live 3 times a week :)  This week I grabbed some new tunes, some great tunes, some favorite tunes threw them all into a bag and poured them out and this is what you have. And let me be honest, it's a pretty damn good show! Doing these live I am pretty particular about quality, but sometimes you just have to let it go. The music is great even if I sound silly.  Hope you enjoy the tunes!

 

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Sunday    (5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDT- 22:30 - 24:00 GMT) 

Thursday (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm ET - 22:00 - 24:00 GMT) 

As always thanks for listening

~Cheers Phil & Rick - https://linktr.ee/RocksteadyTonight

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The Playlist is as follows:

Solomon Burke - Everybody Needs Somebody to Love
T-Killas - Dandy and Rude (Live)
Rude City Riot - Imposter Man
Jaya The Cat - Hello Hangover
The Suicide Machines - No Face
Be Like Max - Sin City Rude Kids
King Kong 4 - Breaking My Heart Again
Boomtown United - Hold On To Me
Jah Jazz Orchestra - King Solomon
Detroit Riddim Crew; Dave Hillyard - Castle Riddim
The Dropsteppers - Feel so Sweet
Charley Organaire w/ The Prizefighters - I Won the Prize
Soul Radics - Think Twice
The Steady 45's - You've Really Got a Hold on Me
Death Of Guitar Pop - Rickety Old Train
The Interrupters - Babylon
Left Alone - West End Girl
Mr. Symarip - The Skinheads Laugh At Me
Broken Stickz - Revolution Riddim
Rudebeard - Dirty Little Secrets
Gentleman's Dub Club w/ Josh Skints - Down to Earth 
The Jamaicans - Things You Say You Love
Chris Murray Combo - Switchblade To Soul
Crabs Corporation feat King Hammond - Bring Down the Birds
The Ska Flames - Tokyo Shot
Ghost Town Steppas - Steppas Tonight
The Scotch Bonnets - Another Saturday Night
The Aggrolites - Lips Of Wine (Live)
Ken Boothe - Freedom Street
Neville & Sugary Staple w/ Roddy Radiation - Tattoo King
The Skapones - Dorian's Going Grey
Carl Bryan - Soul Scorcher Dub Version

 

Rocksteady Tonight - Episode #66: In Remembrance

April 8th, 2021

So 2020 was quite a year. We all found the strength and determination we maybe knew existed. Would found the ability to persevere in the face of adversity. We saw turmoil and change, heard promises and lies.  Most of us come out of 2020 better people, but sadly some of us did not come out at all. This episode we mourn the heavy losses of the last year in our music community.  Performers who, while gone, have left us with legacies and music for generations to come.
Rest In Power and thank you for all you have left us!

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Sunday    (5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDT- 22:30 - 24:00 GMT) 

Thursday (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm ET - 22:00 - 24:00 GMT) 

As always thanks for listening

~Cheers Phil & Rick - https://linktr.ee/RocksteadyTonight

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The Playlist is as follows:

Bobby Digital - Instrumental
Bob Andy - Peace in Your Mind 
Bob Andy w/ Marcia Griffiths - Pied Piper
The Paragons; Roslyn Sweat - Blackbird Singing
Millie Small - My Love and I
Prince Buster (feat. Millie Small & Roy Panton) - I Go 
Millie Small - I Couldn't Take My Love Away from You
Bob Marley & The Wailers - 400 Years - Original Album Version
Delroy Washington - The Way To Reason
Delroy Washington /w Jah Son - Memories
Apple Gabriel - The Times They Are A-Changin'
Israel Vibration - Natty Dread
Israel Vibration - Perfect Love & Understanding
Dobby Dobson - (I'm A) Loving Pauper
Dobby Dobson - Cry Another Cry
Dobby Dobson - Endlessly
Johnny Nash - I Can See Clearly Now - Edit
Johnny Nash - Don't Take Away Your Love
Johnny Nash - Hold Me Tight
Toots & The Maytals - Reggae Got Soul
Toots & The Maytals - Never Grow Old
Toots & The Maytals - Pomps & Pride
Bunny Lee; Agrovators - Golden Rule Dub
Max Romeo - Wet Dream

Rocksteady Tonight - Episode #65: Roots and Culture

February 6th, 2021

This weeks Episode comes on the heels of post Covid.  I was stricken with the plague, it kept me down a while and while it was mild it had taken me a little while to fully bounce back.  But I think it's safe to say I have arrived. This show I bring you a excellent cross section from across the ages and spanning the breadth of the genre, truly a little bit of Roots and Culture. Hope you enjoy the snow and hope you didn't get blanketed with the 30" of snow like we got here!

 

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Sunday    (5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDT- 22:30 - 24:00 GMT) 

Thursday (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm ET - 22:00 - 24:00 GMT) 

As always thanks for listening

~Cheers Phil & Rick - https://linktr.ee/RocksteadyTonight

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The Playlist is as follows:

Broken Stickz - Roots and Culture Riddim
Arthur Kay - Kyokushinkai
Gregory Isaacs w/ Top Secret Music - You're Not Busy
Five Iron Frenzy - Renegades
Dubious Roots - Gun Control
Alpheus - Rudies
The Georgetown Orbits - Hang on Sloopy
Eek-A-Mouse w/ Slim Suge - Pimpin
The Wailers - Small Axe
Hepcat - Pharoah's Dreams
Millencolin - Random I Am
Hugo Lobo, Mimi Maura & Sergio Rotman - Trenchtown Rock
The Derevolutions - When the Radio's Gone
Errol Dunkley - Darling Ooh
Dr. Calypso - Plan 10: The Return...
Edi Fitzroy feat Bigga Star - Hotel California
Derrick Laro and Trinity - Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough
Dave Barker - Do Your Thing
Jazz Jamaica - I was Made To Love Her
Long Beach Dub Allstars - Steady Customer
Sister Carol - Midst of the Darkest Night
Los Hamptons & Los Aggrotones - Born To Lose
Out Of Control Army w/ Neville & Sugary Staple, Ska Beat City and more - We Do The Ska
The Dualers - It's a Wonderful Life
Western Standard Time Ska Orchestra - Bedouin Ska
Intensified - Dynamite
The Fenicians - The Shadow Of Your Smile

Rocksteady Tonight - Episode #64:Swing This !

January 27th, 2021

Welcome this another special one off episode. Back in the 90's when Ska was rocking on all 8 cylinders another genre was making a comeback right behind it, this was Swing. I never enjoyed Swing quite as much as Ska, but I sure loved the dancing and the styles, especially all those legs! Gin and Juice and Cigarettes and a horn section was the right recipe for a good night out. The Swing Revival has largely fizzled out again in North America, but it was hopping for a little while and it was fun. Hope you enjoy this throwback show and the memories it brings back of better days.

 

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Sunday    (5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDT- 22:30 - 24:00 GMT) 

Thursday (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm ET - 22:00 - 24:00 GMT) 

As always thanks for listening

~Cheers Phil & Rick - https://linktr.ee/RocksteadyTonight

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The Playlist is as follows:

Ellis Hall - Flip Flop and Fly
Royal Crown Revue - Zip Gun Bop
Royal Crown Revue - Hey Pachuco!
The Gas House Gorillas - Hep Cat King of Everything
The Gas House Gorillas - Burglar in the House of Love
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers - What's The Matter With You
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers - Everybody's Talkin' Bout Miss Thing!
Big Rude Jake - Swing Baby!
Big Rude Jake - Magpie
The Atomic Fireballs - Man with the Hex
The Atomic Fireballs - Spanish Fly
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - You & Me & The Bottle Makes 3 Tonight
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - I Wanna Be Like You
Cherry Poppin' Daddies - Brown Derby Jump
Cherry Poppin' Daddies - Dr. Bones
The Jive Aces - Bring Me Sunshine
The Jive Aces - Spectator
Bellevue Cadillac - Goes around
Bellevue Cadillac - Shoulda woulda coulda
The New Morty Show - No Moon At All
The New Morty Show - Pork Pie
Indigo Swing - The Indigo Swing
Indigo Swing - Drinkin' It Up

 

Rocksteady Tonight - Episode #63: The Best of 2020, Part 1

January 22nd, 2021

Here is Part 1 of The Best of 2020. I suppose with the amount of legends we lost this year there is quite a lot of traditional Jamaican Music in my Best of this year. Our community took many blows and all of them hurt tremendously, but none more than the loss of Toots. I see there was a petition to have him added to this years Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it's about 50 years overdue, but everyone needs to respect him and his music. Anyway again this it my Best of from Spotify and as previously explained this is a perpetual sliding scale. This is another cranking set of tunes, fire it up and keep it alive.  Stay safe friends, much love and respect!

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Sunday (5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDT- 22:30 - 24:00 GMT) 

Tuesday and Thursday (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm ET - 22:00 - 24:00 GMT) 

As always thanks for listening

~Cheers Phil & Rick - https://linktr.ee/RocksteadyTonight

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The Playlist is as follows:

Derrick Morgan - Moon Hop
The Skatalites - Storm Warning
The Ethiopians - Engine 54
The Kingstonians - Sufferer
Prince Buster - Judge Dread
The Maytals - Pressure Drop
Stranger Cole, Ken Boothe & Patsy Todd - What A Day
John Holt - Ali Baba
The Gaylads - It's All in the Game
Toots & The Maytals - Funky Kingston
Hepcat - Dance Wid' Me
Symarip - These Boots Are Made for Walking
Desmond Dekker; The Aces - 007 (Shanty Town)
Derrick Morgan - Tougher Than Tough (Rudie in Court)
The Pioneers - Money Day
Laurel Aitken - Sally Brown
Tim Armstrong - Wake Up
The Aggrolites - Pound For Pound
Desmond Dekker; The Aces - Get Up Adina
Hepcat - I Can't Wait
The Slackers - Have The Time
The Aggrolites - Mr. Misery
The Toasters - Don't Let The Bastards Grind You Down
The Ethiopians - Train to Skaville
The Slackers - Wasted Days
The Aggrolites - Free Time
Symarip - Skinhead Moonstomp
Byron Lee & The Dragonaires - Jamaica Ska
The Slackers - I Shall Be Released
The Aggrolites - Countryman Fiddle
Bim Skala Bim - Step up to Me
Symarip - Skinhead Girl
Tim Armstrong - Translator
Bob Marley & The Wailers - One Love / People Get Ready - Medley

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