Thursday, January 28, 2016

Ska Beat Tape 2-21-99 WMUL, Marshall University

The tape from the 2/21/99 Ska Beat show has been uploaded to the Internet Archive. To listen or download click on the link here.

Franceska - Get Up
The Insteps - The Sufferer
Dunita & Django - Come To My Rescue
Laurel Aitken & The Skatalites - Bad Minded Woman
Israel Vibration - Pay The Piper
Yardbeat - Dance Crasher
Jump With Joey - Ska Cha Cha
Skinnerbox - Heat
Radiation Kings - Can't Find A Way
The Slackers - Manuel
The Agents - Two Men Gone
The Inspector - Ingred
Deals Gone Bad - Pirates
Inspecter 7 - Regret II
The Skoidats - Granted
The Royalties - Jabberwocky
Punch The Clown - Crackerjack
The Scofflaws - In The Basement
Rocker T & The Version City Rockers - Do You Wanna
Tommy McCook & The Supersonics - Top Secret
Blue Beat Players - This Girl Of Mine
Checkmate - Jericho
The Skatalites - Latin Goes Ska
Selika Drake - Baby
Yeska - Greyhound To Chiapas
Easy Big Fella - Locked In The Chapel Of Love
Eastern Standard Time - Be-Bop
The Chinkees - Hana
Hepcat - I Can't Wait
Bim Skala Bim - Set Me Up
Laurel Aitken - Rudi Got Married

Ska Beat was a show I did in the latter part of the 90s as a community volunteer for 88.1 WMUL, Marshall University's radio station, in Huntington, WV. The show ran for almost three years, mostly in the Sunday noon to 2PM timeslot before shifting to a Thursday evening 8-10PM shift. It was a great time to see live music as many ska bands came through the Huntington area on their way to somewhere else.

Be forewarned, I have chosen to include all of the Public Service Announcements, weather updates, mistakes and whatever else was recorded along with the music. Yeah, I am that lazy. Also, these shows were taped on cassettes and as such may suffer from sitting around for all of these years. Additionally, WMUL had an ongoing issue of a loud hum that would periodically present itself when I was talking but normally it went away when the music was playing. Often I forgot to hit record or to turn the tape over at the midpoint of the show so there will be gaps in songs as well as some being omitted entirely. I have tried to annotate when that happened..

Written and Published by Don Leach. May not be used without permission from the author.

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