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Things I Can’t Forget #05

Boss Medication Slackers saxophonist, David Hillyard, sits down with Slackers fans, Matt Wixson and JJ Loy, to comb through rare songs and alternate takes from the band’s thirty-year career. Hillyard and a rotating cast of Slackers bandmates swap memories unearthed by these long-forgotten tunes, giving… Read More »Things I Can’t Forget #05

019 – Funky Fire

Back in Hornpod episode #005 Matt and JJ examined the sounds and styles of the emerging reggae sound sweeping Kingston in the late 1960’s. But that isn’t the end of the story. Those early funky reggae jams were reborn around the turn of the century… Read More »019 – Funky Fire

Things I Can’t Forget #04

The Making of Peculiar Slackers saxophonist, David Hillyard, sits down with Slackers fans, Matt Wixson and JJ Loy, to comb through rare songs and alternate takes from the band’s thirty-year career. Hillyard and a rotating cast of Slackers bandmates swap memories unearthed by these long-forgotten… Read More »Things I Can’t Forget #04

Things I Can’t Forget #03

2001-2003 Slackers saxophonist, David Hillyard, sits down with Slackers fans, Matt Wixson and JJ Loy, to comb through rare songs and alternate takes from the band’s thirty-year career. Hillyard and a rotating cast of Slackers bandmates swap memories unearthed by these long-forgotten tunes, giving fans… Read More »Things I Can’t Forget #03

Things I Can’t Forget #02

More Wasted Days Slackers saxophonist, David Hillyard, sits down with Slackers fans, Matt Wixson and JJ Loy, to comb through rare songs and alternate takes from the band’s thirty-year career. Hillyard and a rotating cast of Slackers bandmates swap memories unearthed by these long-forgotten tunes,… Read More »Things I Can’t Forget #02

Things I Can’t Forget #01

1996-2000 Slackers saxophonist, David Hillyard, sits down with Slackers fans, Matt Wixson and JJ Loy, to comb through rare songs and alternate takes from the band’s thirty-year career. Hillyard and a rotating cast of Slackers bandmates swap memories unearthed by these long-forgotten tunes, giving fans… Read More »Things I Can’t Forget #01

018 – Freedom Sounds

In this long-overdue deep dive, JJ and Matt are joined by ska-jazz musician and aficionado Rich Graiko (Westbound Train, the Attractors, Void Union) to discuss the origins, output, and ongoing legacy of the legendary Skatalites. How many of their albums belong in the Hornpod Ska… Read More »018 – Freedom Sounds

017 – Best of 2020

JJ and Matt compare lists of their favorite ska/reggae albums of 2020. Then they consider a couple albums for the Ska Canon that seemed to predict a resurgence of 2-Tone influence in ska-punk

015 – Songbirds

JJ and Matt are joined by author Heather Augustyn to discuss often overlooked women in ska and reggae history. Then they consider some notable records for the canon.