It’s World Series time. At least one listen to Ed Meeker’s version of “Take Me Out To The Ballgame,” to truly get in the baseball mood, is a must. This classic recording of a hundred year old song extolling the virtues of America’s pastime is a must listen. Ed Meeker was an Engineer at Edison Records when he was asked to record this version. Who would have ever thought that this early 1900’s recording would end up as the definitive version. I found this along with many other 78 recordings ripped to Mp3 in a treasure trove of music @ Publicdomain4u.com.
This instrumental song performed by the Ska pioneers, The Uptones, features their mighty horn section. This particularly moving performance was recorded live at the punk/ska emporium 924 Gilman St. and is found on their CD of the same name.
I really like this instrumental featuring the Uptones’ Horn Section. The song was composed by The Rev. Paul Jackson. This epic dub reggae anthem is a staple at Uptones live performances.
The song, Your Toy 2013, featuring Emily Jayne of the Fashion Slaves, makes quite a statement about women’s rights without sounding preachy. Seems this is a first generation punk song by Chelsea that got rewritten from a 21st century point of view. Check out the song on YouTube: