100% Ska Podcast S04E07 – Go West to Dance! Western Movie Influenced Ska and Reggae

On tonight’s episode of 100% Ska, we explore the musical influence classic Hollywood westerns and more rough and tumble spaghetti westerns have had on ska and reggae through the ages – whether its a direct music melody, the name of the song, a clip from the movie, or even just overdubbing a few pistol shots to get you in the mood.

From the classic sounds of Trojan Records and The Upsetters to the modern influenced take by Prince Fatty and The Mutant Hi-Fi or Soweto, you’re gonna want a slug of whiskey and dusty poncho by the end of the episode!

As always, your DJ Ryan Midnight aims to please, and he’s damn quick draw on the fader!

Full Playlist:

Kyber Rifles – Rawhide Ska

The Upsetters – Eastwood Rides Again

Derek Harriott & The Crystalites – Fistfull Of Dollars

Carlos Malcolm & His Afro Jamaican Rhythms – Bonanza Ska

Richard Ace – Hang ‘Em High

Bad Manners – Buffalo Ska

The Specials – Guns of Navarone

The Toasters – Marlboro Man

The Ska Blazers – Gringo

Prince Fatty and The Mutant Hi-Fi – Across the Border

The Braces – Riding West

The Void Union – Higher Guns

Soweto – Last Duel in OK Corral

Irie Idea – Han Shoots First

Green Torrejas – Green Torrejas

Roger Rivas – Heading West

The Vessels – Hot Gun

The Ska Flames – Samurai