WGXC-90.7 FM

Music for the Masses: I’m in the Mood for Ska #4

Jun 09, 2024: 1pm - 3pm
WGXC 90.7-FM: Radio for Open Ears

90.7-FM in NY's Upper Hudson Valley and wgxc.org/listen everywhere

Hosted by Neva E. Wartell.

Featuring a light-hearted mix of classic and contemporary ska – the genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1950s and has inspired some fabulous and fascinating fusions with musical styles the world over. (Part 4 of an occasional series.)

"Music for the Masses" invites you on an excursion of sound and rhythm. Discover the music of established and emerging artists, both signed and unsigned, on the international music scene. For the avid globe-hopper and armchair traveler alike. You might want to pack a map and a sandwich. Catskill resident "DJ Neva" is an ethnomusicologist, producer, and long-time cultural activist, specializing in music from the entire African continent, as well as the Caribbean and Latin America, the Maghreb and Middle East, and the Roma (Gypsy) diaspora. Formerly the producer of "Continental Drift" on WBAI-FM and New York International on Haitian community station Radio Soleil in NYC. The show is broadcast live from Catskill, NY.

Playlists and more information here.

Selection of original DJ mixes here.

  • Nice Time / Bob Marley
  • One Eyed Giant / The Baba Brooks Band
  • Ive Got to Back Home / Byron Lee
  • 0.0.7 (Shanty Town) / Desmond Dekker & The Aces
  • Easy Skankin / Ding Dong
  • Honky / Laurel Aitken
  • I am What I Am / Greyhound
  • Rico Rodriguez / Gypsy Ska Orquesta
  • The Liquidator / Harry J Allstars
  • Hairy Mango / Jackie Opel
  • Big 7 / Judge Dread
  • Here I Stand / Justin Hinds And The Dominoes
  • COME BACK DARLING / Ken Lazarus
  • Misión Cardel / Los Guanábana
  • Ba Ba Riba Skank - Original / Dennis Alcapone and Lizzy
  • Monkey Man / The Maytals
  • Diana / The Young Ones Of Guyana
  • Bam Bam / toots and the maytals
  • Is This Love / Lady Lex
  • Real Cool / Tommy McCook & The Supersonics
  • Coconut Rock / The Skatalites
  • Pachito E'che / Ska Cubano
  • El Pussycat Ska / Roland Alphonso
  • Presa Fácil / Quique Escamilla
  • Jamaica 69 / Proyecto Secreto
  • Let Your Yeah Be Yeah / The Pioneers
  • O Barquinho feat. Summer Samba / Orquestra Brasileira De Música Jamaicana
  • Get Smart / Melbourne Ska Orchestra
  • I Had A Dream / Lord Tanamo with Dr. Ring-Ding & The Senior Allstars
  • Wigger Wee Shuffle / Derrick Morgan
  • Wicked And Dreadful / Neville Esson
  • Proof Rum / Roland Alphonso
  • Hip Rub / The Jivin' Juniors
  • Bongo Tango / Roland Alphonso
  • Train To Skaville / The Ethiopians