Rocksteady Tonight's Podcast

Rocksteady Tonight's Podcast

Rocksteady Tonight
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A weekly Podcast featuring the best Ska, Rocksteady & Skinhead Reggae from yesterday and today as featured on Boot Boy Radio.
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10 November 2020

Rocksteady Tonight - Episode #54: Housewives Choice

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Welcome back to another Episode of Rocksteady Tonight. While I have been love the traditional sounds from the 60's this episode I marry that sound and vibe with some performers from today for a truly awesome look at what is and what will be. One of the real winners if the name sake of todays' show performed by East Standard Time.  So come on in, take your shoes off and enjoy the ride!

You can also tune in Live on www.BootBoyRadio.co.uk 

Sunday (5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDT), Tuesday and Thursday (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT) 

As always thanks for listening

~Phil - https://linktr.ee/RocksteadyTonight

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The Playlist is as follows:

Soul Shot w/ Dion Knibb - Let Her GoEek-A-Mouse - AssassinatorThe Snails - I'll Be Back SomedayMoon Invaders - Pick up the PiecesSkavoovie & The Epitones - Cat JuiceTokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - WalkinEastern Standard Time - Housewive's ChoiceDoreen Shaffer - Turn Your Lamp Down LowLos Aggrotones w/ Derrick Harriott - Oops I Love YouJazz Jamaica All Stars - ConfuciusWestbound Train - Why You CryLord Tanamo w/Dr. Ring-Ding & The Senior Allstars - In the Mood For SkaHouse Of Rhythm - RudiThe Brooklyn Attractors - Salt Lane RockKingston Rudieska - Double HappinessThe Drastics - Good Time TonightThe Stingers ATX - Can't WaitContratempo - Funky Reggae TonightTop Shotta Band w/ Screechy Dan - Rude BoyThe Duppies - Don DrummondMelbourne Ska Orchestra - Singalong Day

30 October 2020

Rocksteady Tonight - Episode #53: Presenting - The Skatalites!

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Earlier this week Rick and I were presented with a rare opportunity to interview a few of the folks from the legendary band The Skatalites. Needless to say we were a bit dumbfounded, but embraced such an awesome opportunity. Once the nerves wore off I think we put together a pretty great interview. Would like to thank Ken Stewart, James K. Smith and Natty Frenchy for their time and a glimpse at their awesome history what makes them tick! Don't forget to check out their live stream this Friday October 30, 2020 @ 9:30 pm !

You can also tune in live on www.BootBoyRadio.co.uk 

Sunday (5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDT), Tuesday and Thursday (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT) 

As always thanks for listening

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

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The Playlist is as follows:

The Skatalites - Guns Of NavaroneThe Skatalites - Marcus JuniorThe Skatalites - Eastern Standard TimeThe Skatalites - Street CornerThe Skatalites - SmilingThe Skatalites - LalibelaThe Skatalites - Rough and ToughThe Skatalites - (Music Is) My OccupationThe Skatalites - Bamako SkaThe Skatalites - ReburialThe Skatalites - Meet To ComeThe Skatalites - Phoenix City - LiveThe Skatalites - Rock Fort RockThe Skatalites - Requiem for Rico

 

29 October 2020

Rocksteady Tonight - Episode #52: Chill Sunday Trad Session

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Thanks for stopping by for a listen. I had been feeling rather chill a recent Sunday spun out a pretty awesome set of Trad tunes.  So pull up a slice of the sofa, your favorite easy chair, a hammock or a workout bench if that's your speed and take 90 minutes and decompress with a nice vibe and some pretty sweet tunes .

You can also tune in on www.BootBoyRadio.co.uk 

Sunday (5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDT), Tuesday and Thursday (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT) 

As always thanks for listening

~Phil - https://linktr.ee/RocksteadyTonight

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The Playlist is as follows:

King Hammond - Return of The Kung-fu SkinheadThe Ethiopians - What a FireAlton Ellis, The Flames, The Baba Brooks Band - Don't Trouble PeopleThe Sensations - Born To Love YouDerrick Morgan - Moon HopKing Stitt - Lee Van CleefThe Maytals - Pressure DropRoland Alphonso - Phoenix CityByron Lee & The Dragonaires, Monty Morris - Oil in My LampPhyllis Dillon - Leave It In the Hands of LoveMerlene Webber - Stand By Your ManThe Harmonians - Oh My BabySymarip - Soul CrashDesmond Dekker, The Aces - Rude Boy TrainDuke Reid's All Stars - The Rude BoyClancy Eccles - Guns TownThe Heptones - Gunmen Coming to TownDerrick Morgan - Guns FeverPrince Buster - Judge DreadThe Slickers - Johnny Too BadThe Silvertones - True ConfessionBob Andy - Desperate LoverThe Maytones - Loving ReggaeThe Melodians - Last Train To Expo 67The Gaylads - It's All in the GameOwen Gray - Running AroundBongo Herman, Les Chen, Eric Lamont - Chairman of the BoardLynn Taitt & The Jets - Napoleon SoloThe Mad Lads - I'll Always Love YouThe Soul Chance - Welcome to Reggae CityJackie Mittoo - Black Organ

 

09 October 2020

Rocksteady Tonight - Episode #51: Stop The Presses

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So while 2020 has been a less than stellar year for people, and the ska community especially we took a different approach for this episode. Rick and I had been talking about having people come on and co-host with us for a while so I spoke with Danny and Ali from Stop The Presses about this. They were excited to do it, now I will tell you this episode is our mulligan. The first time through was a bit of a mess, but this one came out MUCH better - Live and Learn !! So on this episode we have our first guests on Rocksteady Tonight where we talk collaboration, creativity, the past the future and about Stop The Presses 10 Year Anniversary which is October 31, 2020. So fire this baby up and get ready to get down with Rocksteady Tonight!

You can also tune in on www.BootBoyRadio.co.uk 

Sunday (5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDT), Tuesday and Thursday (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT) 

As always thanks for listening

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

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The Playlist is as follows:

The Melodians - Sweet Sensation Operation Ivy - Sound SystemThe Void Union feat Steve Jackson - The News CycleChainska Brassika - Higher SideGentleman's Dub Club - High GradeMungo's Hi Fi w/ Soom T - Did You Really KnowThe Mighty Mighty Bosstones - The Impression That I Get The Classy Wrecks - SanteriaStop the Presses - Hold YouStop the Presses - Stop the PressesStop the Presses - Rude SkankStop the Presses - Dead Man's Party Sammy Kay and the East Los 3 - Heart so TrueThe Cabrians - BabazookaThe Caroloregians - From the Congo SquareThe Scotch Bonnets - Just Say WhoSmooth Beans - Don't Knock On My DoorJazzbo - Skanking The Blues Away Judge Dread - Big SevenJackie Mittoo - Black Organ
07 September 2020

Rocksteady Tonight - Episode #50: Shout It Out for Toots!

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Before you tell me I know #49 is missing. This was a special episode, so I jumped #49 to get this out. With Toots Hibbert currently suffering from Covid 19, and his family requesting prayers this needed to be done today. I know not everyone is religious so praying may not be in the cards. Everyone is a fan of Toots though, so by playing my music and singing it out loud we can generate some positive mojo to help pull The King through this most difficult time. Like I said 54-46 might be his number but the Good Lord has not called it yet, so shout it out loud for Toots and let the music play !

I invite you all to tune in @ www.BootBoyRadio.co.uk 

Sunday (5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDT), Tuesday and Thursday (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT) 

As always thanks for listening

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

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The Playlist is as follows:

Willie Nelson & Toots Hibbert - Still Is Still Moving To Me - Live (2004/Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles)Byron Lee & The Dragonaires w/ Toots & The Maytals - 54-46 That's My Number (feat. Toots and the Maytals)Toots & The Maytals - Got To Be ToughUB40 & Toots Hibbert - C'est La VieByron Lee & The Dragonaires feat Toots & The Maytals - Bam BamSugar Minott, Toots Hibbert, Sly Dunbar, & Friends - Good FriendsToots, Maytals - Hold OnToots & The Maytals feat Ziggy Marley - Three Little BirdsToots & The Maytals - Pressure Drop (Ska Version)Toots & The Maytals - Funky KingstonSarazino, Toots Hibbert & Albert Watson - PeopleToots & The Maytals - Sweet And DandyToots & The Maytals - Ole TimeToots Hibbert - Dreams To RememberToots & The Maytals - Pressure Drop - Single VersionToots & The Maytals - Pomps & PrideToots & The Maytals - Monkey ManToots & The Maytals - I'll Never Grow OldToots & The Maytals, Suga Roy, Conrad Crystal, Lil' Mo - God Bless YouToots & The Maytals - Reggae Got SoulToots & The Maytals - Louie LouieToots Hibbert - Country RoadsToots & The Maytals - One-Eye EnosWilliam Shatner& Toots Hibbert - Walking on the Moon
01 September 2020

Rocksteady Tonight - Episode #48: Skinhead Disco

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Recognizing skinhead culture as a vital component of the Ska Scene has always been very import to us.  Like many of you we grow tired of the culture being incorrectly branded because of the bad seeds. So this time out Rick and I put together an awesome show that features the word skinhead in every show to illustrate just how closely knit these 2 really are.  There should not be any racism, discrimination or hatred in any scene period. This is place one where that will always hold true. So my brothers and sisters lace up those boots it's time to mash up the Dancehall and Fire up that Skinhead Disco!

I invite you all to tune in @ www.BootBoyRadio.co.uk 

Sunday (5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDT), Tuesday and Thursday (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT) 

As always thanks for listening

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

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The Playlist is as follows:

The Architect - Who's the Real SkinheadJudge Dread - Bring Back the SkinsDesmond Riley - Skinhead a Message to YouBusters All Stars - Skinhead Love AffairHot Rod All Stars - Skinheads Don't FearHot Rod All Stars - Skinhead Speaks His MindDance Hall Crashers - Skinhead BbqOxo86 - SkinheadMr. Symarip - The Skinheads Dem A ComeVarious Artists - King Hammond / Skinhead RevolutionJoe The Boss, Joe's All Stars - Skinhead RevoltSymarip - Skinhead GirlSymarip - Skinhead MoonstompClaudette, The Corporation - Skinheads a Bash ThemCharmers - Skinhead TrainBooze & Glory, Vespa & The Londonians - London Skinhead CrewScrapy - Skinheads,Boots and ReggaeThe Boils - Skinhead Reggae Beach StompOi-SKALL MATES - Skinhead RunningDakka Skanks - You Ain't a Skinhead - Dub

  

24 August 2020

Rocksteady Tonight - Episode #47: Pitching The Woooo!

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Don't let the name fool you. This episode is not about Rick Flair or being in love. Well not with anything other than the greatest music on Earth. This week Rick and I have some great talks and spin some timeless classics and discover some new gems including some brand new music out of Quito Ecuador. So tie them boots tight and come and do some Moonstomping with Rocktseady Tonight.

I invite you all to tune in Live Tuesday and Thursday (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT) at www.BootBoyRadio.co.uk 

As always thanks for listening

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

 

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The Playlist is as follows:

Toots & The Maytals - Pressure Drop

Dave Collins, Ansel Collins - Double BarrelJohn Holt - Ali BabaThe Silvertones - RaindropsRoy & Yvonne - Believe in YourselfDennis Brown - Money In My PocketEric Donaldson - Cherry, Oh Baby

Mr. T-Bone - Sweet ChildLos Barrelshots, Lady Lex - I'm Coming HomeLos Barrelshots, María Katherina - SoulfulQuito Ska Jazz, Fred Reiter - Luca BrasiPyrotechnist - Bye Bye Beach

The Specials - Blam Blam FeverManchesta, Sergio Pangaro - Love Me TenderThe Higher Notes - Dusk Till DawnJim Murple Memorial - Come What MayRude Boy George - Tainted LoveBeta7 - Charlie

Ska-J - The Pink PantherRoland Alphonso, The Beverley's All Stars - Stream of Life

18 August 2020

Rocksteady Tonight - Episode #46:The Rocksteady Party

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This week Rick and I assembled a pretty epic set of traditional Rocksteady tunes to help you work your funk out, pep you up, put a smile on your face and dancing shoes on your feet! Its a work in progress but we are getting our mojo back as the best Ska Spinning Tag Team on the East Coast. Don't believe me give a listen and you will see! So ties those boots tight and fire up this Episode of Rocksteady Tonight.  Much Love & Respect

I invite you all to tune in Live Tuesday and Thursday (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT) at www.BootBoyRadio.co.uk 

As always thanks for listening

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

 

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The Playlist is as follows:

Byron Lee - Dumplins

Glen Adams - She's So FineThe Viceroys As The Hot Tops - Give It To HimBlues Busters - There's Always SunshineJunior English - In Loving YouDerrick Morgan - Moon Hop

Potato 5, Laurel Aitken - Rocksteady PartyJudge Dread - Ska FeverThe Moonstompers - Johnny ReggaeInternational Beat - Sign Of The TimesRoland Alphonso & The Originals Orchestra - A.B.C. RocksteadyRoland Alphonso - Humpty Dumpty

Desmond Dekker - (Where Did It Go) The Song We Used to SingAustin Faithful - I'm In A Rocking MoodDerrick Harriott - You've Really Got a Hold On MeClancy Eccles - What Will Your Mama SayThe Conquerors - Lonely StreetBob Andy & Marcia Griffiths - Always Together

The Upsetters - Return of DjangoHarry J Allstars - LiquidatorGene Rondo - Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye

Roland Alphonso - Hop Special (Whiter Shade Of Pale)

13 August 2020

Rocksteady Tonight - Episode #45:The Return of Rude-Eye

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This week Rick returns! It is our first show together since the pandemic started. Not in the same location, but we sort of figured out how to record remotely. So we do some catching up, spin some killer tunes and and fumble our way through socially distancing podcasting all while enjoying some adult beverages.

I invite you all to tune in Sunday (5:30 - 7:00 pm EDT) and Live Tuesday and Thursday (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT) at www.BootBoyRadio.co.uk 

As always thanks for listening

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

 

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The Playlist is as follows:

Toots & The Maytals - Warning Warning

Catbite - Scratch Me UpThe Bar Stool Preachers - Bar Stool PreacherThe Pietasters, DJ Selah - Can't Stand ItThe Slackers - Old DogThe Skoidats - Smash Your Fucking HeadInspecter 7 - See Ya

The Melodians - Rivers of Babylon - Long VersionThe Piranhas - Fiddling While Babylon BurnsSecret Affair - Sorry Wrong NumberMark Foggo's Skasters - Ska PigThe Toasters - Talk Is CheapArthur Kay's Originals - King of the Jungle

Reggae Roast, Brother Culture, Donovan KingJay - Mash Up the Dancehall (Stop That Train)Macka B - Never Played A 45Dr. Ring Ding - Boss Reggae PartyDub Princess, Dreadsquad - Too Much JugglingJames Shaw - Pure SoulJim Murple Memorial, Emmanuel Ferraz - Que Sera Sera

The Magnetics - Poison Heart

27 July 2020

Rocksteady Tonight - Episode #44:The Harder The Come

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This is the last Traditional Sunday for a little while. After months of waiting Rick comes back into the fold starting next Sunday. But this week I have an episode steeped in tradition and primed for drinks by the pool, perfect for a Sunday or any other day that ends with a Y. So kick back relax turn this episode up loud and help everyone you to develop an appreciate for tradition. Also I invite you all to tune in Sunday 5:30-7:00 pm EDT and live Tuesday and Thursday (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT) at www.BootBoyRadio.co.uk -  Until next time stay safe and take care of one another.

As always thanks for listening

 

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

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The Playlist is as follows:

The Slickers - One Upon a Time

Jimmy Cliff - Wonderful World, Beautiful People - Single VersionEasy Star All-Stars, Toots & The Maytals - Let DownPeter Tosh - Treat Me GoodThe Jamaicans - Things You Say You LoveAlton Ellis - Rock SteadyThe Zodiacs & The Baba Brooks Band - Renegade

Cultural Warriors, The Heptones - Street of GoldThe Heptones - Country BoyThe Heptones - Tougher Than the WorldThe Heptones - Suspicious MindsThe Heptones, U-Roy - Freedom Train aka Freedom to the People (feat. U-Roy)

Sonny Burke - Rudy GirlDuke Reid Group - Soul StyleThe Melodians - You Don't Need MeThe Termites - We Gonna Make ItThe Tennors - Weather ReportLord Tanamo - My Sweet Jamaica (A Dash of the Sunshine)

Hopeton Lewis - This Music Got SoulKen Boothe - ArtibellaPhyllis Dillon, Tommy McCook & The Supersonics - Perfidia (with Tommy McCook & The Supersonics)Pat Kelly - Talk About LoveThe Kingstonians - Singer ManDesmond Dekker, The Aces - Intensified '68

Errol Dunkley - The Harder They ComeCollie Buddz, Dread Mar I - Love & Reggae - Dread Mar I Remix