Rude Awakening 032: Chill Island Awakening Actually

A very chill summer episode of Rude Awakening Radio today! Island tunes from Planet Smashers, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Desmond Dekker, David Hillyard, The Aggrolites and way more.

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  1. Too Much Pressure/Pressure Drop by Special Beat on Ska'd in Sydney (Reign Records)
  2. Break
  3. 007 (Shanty Town) by Desmond Dekker and the Aces on Shanty Town (Trojan)
  4. Return of Django by The Upsetters on Return of Django (Trojan)
  5. Long Shot Kick De Bucket by The Pioneers on Long Shot (Trojan Records)
  6. Cool Down by The Untouchables on The Trojan Rude Boy Collection (Trojan Reco)
  7. Break
  8. Missionary's Downfall by Planet Smasher's on Mighty (Stomp Records)
  9. Simmer Down by The Mighty Mighty Bosstones on Ska-Core, The Devil, And More (The Island/Def Jam)
  10. Still Life with Woodpecker by The Hempsteadys on Seance! Seance!
  11. 5446 That's My Number/Ball and Chain by Sublime on 40oz To Freedom (Gasoline Alley)
  12. Break
  13. Reggae Hit L.A. by The Aggrolites on Reggae Hit L.A. (Hellcat Records)
  14. Break
  15. The Fool by David Hillyard & the Rocksteady Seven on Playtime (Hellcat Records)
  16. The Ark by Justin Hinds & The Dominoes on Carry Go Bring Come (Trojan Records)
  17. Break
  18. Rivers of Babylon by The Melodians on Rivers of Babylon: The Best of The Melodians 1967-1973 (Trojan Records)
  19. Break
  20. Don't Let Me Down by Marcia Griffiths on Put A Little Love In Your Heart (Trojan Records)
  21. Liquidator by Harry J Allstars on Liquidator: Best of the Harry J Allstars (Trojan Records)
  22. Break
  23. Never Found a Girl by Cornell Campbell on Trojan Lovers Collection (Trojan Records/Sanctuary)
  24. Can You Imagine That by Amy Winehouse on The Ska EP (2 Soul Records)
  25. Sixteen by No Doubt on Tragic Kingdom (Interscope)
  26. Break
  27. The Science of Selling Yourself Short by Less Than Jake on Anthem (Warner Bros. Records)
  28. Break
  29. Tijuana Sunrise by Goldfinger on The Knife (Rise)
  30. Break
  31. Moon Hop by Derrick Morgan on Barry Meyers Presents Scratchy Sounds (Trojan)
  32. One Step Beyond by Prince Buster on Ska and Rocksteady
  33. Break
  34. Negril by Lee "Scratch" Perry on The Best of Lee Perry (Trojan)
  35. Everybody Needs Love by Slim Smith on Unearthed Gold of Rocksteady Vol. 2 (Ossie Music)
  36. Blow Roland Blow by Roland Alphonso on Skatalites & Friends at Randy's (VP Music Group)
  37. Break
  38. Talkin' Bout A Revolution by Reel Big Fish on We're Not Happy Till You're Not Happy (ZMJO)
  39. Quicksand by The Pietasters on Willis (Hellcat)
  40. Tell Yuh by Deal's Gone Bad on Heartbreaks & Shadows
  41. The Sounds of Allston Village by Big D and the Kids Table on How it Goes (Strictly Rude Records)
  42. Cogito by No Torso on Ready Already (Asian Man Records)