A Long Time Ago In A Skalaxy Far Far Away

The Uptones and our friends the Freaky Executives played the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Santa Rosa way back in summer of 1986. In the audience, a young Tazy Phyllipz was experiencing live ska music for the 1st time. He told me this much later, when he interviewed me on his radio show, The Ska Parade. Tazy has been on an adventure in radio and concert promotion for decades, popularizing ska and ska-related music and bands far and wide. I thought this was a good time to post here at ska4u so all you ska cats and doggies can check out his show. It’s always a great listen. You can download the free app at Apple App Store or Google Play, and listen live to new episodes every Sun. 8p-10p PST (w/ a rebroadcast the following Wed. 2p-4p PST) via www.DirtyRadio.fm. I’ll be tuning in to his interview with Sir Horace Gentleman, one of my favorite bass players of all time and lifelong foundation of The Specials. The Specials happen to be the first ska band I fell in love with, in my teens, and they had a greater impact and influence on my life in a shorter time than any other band ever did. So that’s another first. See how this all fits together? The interview was yesterday but it re-airs this Weds, 6/28 at 2p-4p Pacific Time on www.DirtyRadio.fm! 🏁 Thanks Tazy, and thanks Horace, for all the decades of fun, great messages, great shows and great music. Skank long and prosper.

Dub City Rockers and Chris Murray – “Do The Ska” mp3

Fittingly, I start my set of paw-selected SKA music with an ode to SKA! UK’s marvelous Dub City Rockers lay it down, as Chris Murray – longtime champion of ska music and pioneer of acoustic solo ska – sings the praises of ska. What is for a ska doggie not to love?

UPDATE: This track is no longer available here! I’m leaving this post up so you’s can goog it! Woof!