Saturday, October 29, 2011

Skip McDonald Special: Playlist for Oct. 28, 2011

Martin and Tuner interviewing Skip McDonald in CJAM's production studio. Not pictured is Mary from The Snark, who snapped the photo.
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Doug Wimbish: Will & Skip -- Trippy Notes For Bass (On-U Sound 1999)
The Sugarhill Gang: Rapper's Delight (excerpt) -- The Sugar Hill Records Story (Rhino 1999)
Tack>>Head: Ticking Time Bomb -- Friendly As A Hand Grenade (TVT Records 1989)
Dub Syndicate: Well Tuned Now -- Stoned Immaculate (On-U Sound 1991)
Strange Parcels: Outsider -- Disconnection (On-U Sound 1994)
Little Axe: Wolf's Story -- The Wolf That House Built (Okeh 1994)
Little Axe: Black Diamond Train -- Slow Fuse (M&G/Wired 1996)
Little Axe: Tight Like That -- Hard Grind (Fat Possum 2002)
Little Axe feat. Chris Difford: All In The Same Boat -- Champagne & Grits (Real World 2004)
Little Axe: Let Me Ride -- Stone Cold Ohio (Real World 2006)
Skip McDonald & Daby Touré: Sinners -- Call My Name (Real World 2009)
Little Axe feat. Ken Boothe: Can't Sleep -- Bought For A Dollar Sold For A Dime (Real World 2010)

Interview with Skip McDonald, recorded Oct. 24, 2011

Dub Syndicate: Forward Not Back -- Stoned Immaculate (On-U Sound 1991)
Little Axe: Moaning & Groaning -- If You Want Loyalty, Buy A Dog (On-U Sound 2011)
Little Axe: Garfield Elementary -- If You Want Loyalty, Buy A Dog (On-U Sound 2011)
Tack>>Head: Fire -- Sharehead (Not Yet Released!)
Bim Sherman: Missing You -- Miracle (Mantra 1996)
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five: The Message -- The Sugar Hill Records Story (Rhino 1999)

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Here's Tack>>Head performing "Black Cinderella" in Germany earlier this year. It looks like Skip is having a great time:

Tack>>Head are:
Bernard Fowler -- vocals
SkipMcDonald -- guitar
Doug Wimbish -- bass
Keith LeBlanc -- drums
Adrian Sherwood -- mixing

"Black Cinderella" was originally sung by Errol Dunkley for the great producer Jimmy Radway. Tack>>Head's forthcoming Sharehead album consists of 10 covers of classic funk, rock and reggae tunes. Everything we've heard so far is outstanding!

1 comment:

  1. That was one of THE best interviews I have ever heard!

    Knowledgeable interviewer and excited subject who understood that the interviewer was with an vibrant posse in the backround!

    Plus, it helped that I was really looking forward to this!