Preview a new track from Charley Organaire backed by The Prizefighters

 

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EXCLUSIVE brand new Charley Organaire recordings courtesy of  Jump Up Records!

CHARLEY ORGANAIRE is responsible for the harmonica sound on thousands of early ska sessions at Federal Studio, Treasure Isle, and Studio One recording with Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, The Tenors, Derrick Morgan, Millie Small, Toots and the Maytals, Phyllis Dillon, etc. as well as being an accomplished singer / band leader / arranger / label owner who released his own singles in the 1960s on his ORGANAIRES imprint.

His recent concert appearances in Chicago for Jump Up’s JAMAICAN OLDIES weekends has led to a tremendous relationship with Minneapolis’ THE PRIZEFIGHTERS, resulting in six tracks recorded at Brown Bag Studios with engineer TONY SCHRINER (MALAMANYA) in Spring 2014.

The first single see two of CHARLEY’s vocal classics from the 60s get a new lease on life — “TROUBLES” and “ELUSIVE BABY” (a duet with Prizefighter organist Whitney) never sounded finer, two scorching ska tunes recorded with vintage equipment and old timey sass.

Check out an exclusive preview of the first single “TROUBLES” below

Get “TROUBLES” b/w “ELUSIVE BABY” on 7″ vinyl NOW

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Bearded Lady Motorcycle Freakshow in NE Mpls THIS SATURDAY!

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Hey Twin Cities music “freaks!”  We’re going to be performing at this year’s Bearded Lady Motorcycle Freakshow THIS SATURDAY July 19th.  We’ll be hitting the outdoor stage at 4 pm so come and dance!  The festival boasts food, motorcycles, music, vendors, and most of all, FREAKS!

Get yo freak on!

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Minneapolis show with Mephiskapheles and Secondhand Ska Kings

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It’s been a few months since we’ve played in our hometown and we’re excited to return on May 17th to the Triple Rock Social Club with a doozy of a gig!  We’ll be opening for the legendary Mephiskapheles!  They have reunited and will be bringing their satanic brand of ska-punk to Minneapolis for the first time since the ’90s.  Joining us will be our good friends the Secondhand Ska Kings for a 10 pm, 18+ show.  If you’re a fan of big menacing horn sections, you won’t want to miss out!

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Jamaican Valentines Dance featuring Susan Cadogan and Charley Organaire

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THIS SATURDAY! We are heading back to Chicago to perform at the Jamaican Valentine’s Dance, the latest in the Jamaican Oldies concert series at Mayne Stage.  We are truly blessed and delighted to be backing Jamaican harmonica legend and performer Charley Organaire and playing his hits old and new.  We will also be performing a set mixed with Jamaican love songs and some Prizefighter originals.

Headlining the night will be Lovers Rock sensation Susan Cadogan, backed by The Drastics.  In between acts will be DJ sets by Mark Morales (from LA), Chuck Wren (Jump Up Records), and the Feel The Rhythm Crew.

The show is on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Mayne Stage (1328 W. Morse Ave., Chicago, IL) at 8:00 pm.  Tickets and info are available at www.maynestage.com

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Show with The Dropsteppers at Nomad THIS SATURDAY!

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Our pals The Dropsteppers are releasing a new 7″ vinyl single AND it’s our very own Jordan Porter’s birthday, so we’re celebrating at Nomad World Pub this Saturday December 28th.  We’ll be playing a set of our soulful brand of vintage ska and reggae tunes.  Special guests Drones will be there as well, playing some good ol’ pop-punk.  Doors 9pm, $5 at the door.

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Montreal Ska Festival 2013

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Hey everybody! Get your passports ready!

On Saturday, October 19th we will be performing at the Montreal Ska Festival at Club Soda in Montreal, Quebec!  We will be joining forces with our favorite Jamaican ska duo Roy Panton & Yvonne Harrison, serving as their backing band as well as playing a set of our original tunes.  Also performing that night will be The Slackers, Green Room Rockers, Inspecter 7, and The Lost Ideas.

We are very excited for several reasons.  This will be our first time playing in Canada AND first time playing outside the US! This show is also the last and biggest night of the Montreal Ska Festival and we are stoked to be playing with such great bands.  Last but not least, we LOVE playing with Roy & Yvonne, some of the sweetest, most professional musicians in the business.

Tickets are on sale now!  You can get them HERE

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“A Musical Knockout In 3 Rounds!” Triple Record Release Show THIS FRIDAY!

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THE PRIZEFIGHTERS present…
The official release party for “A MUSICAL KNOCKOUT IN 3 ROUNDS!”, the brand-new 7-inch record series from THE PRIZEFIGHTERS!

featuring live performances from:
THE PRIZEFIGHTERS
ROCKSTEADY BREAKFAST
PANTHER RAY

FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2013
Doors at 9:00, 18+, drinks w/ ID including $3 Summit pints!
Sponsored by: KFAI Radio, Hymie’s Vintage Records, & Summit Brewing

“A Musical Knockout In 3 Rounds!” is a series of three 45 rpm records from The Prizefighters showcasing three distinct styles of 60s Jamaican music: Ska (Round 1), Rocksteady (Round 2) and Reggae (Round 3). All three records will be available at the release show!

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Check out our brand new music video “Sukeban”

We are pleased to unveil our brand new music video for our scorching reggae instrumental “Sukeban.”  The video was directed by the lovely Miss Upsetter and the song will be featured on our upcoming 7-inch vinyl series A Musical Knockout In 3 Rounds!  Watch the video on YouTube HERE

FUN FACT: “Sukeban” (スケバン/女番/スケ番) means “delinquent girl” or “female gang leader” in Japanese!

Pre-sale orders are still available on IndieGoGo

 

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“A Musical Knockout In 3 Rounds!” – Official Listening Party and Show

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Prizefighter Sound System presents…
The official pre-release listening party for “A Musical Knockout In 3 Rounds!”, the new 7-inch vinyl series by The Prizefighters.

featuring…

The Prizefighters
Black Diet
Topper Norris

also featuring DJs spinning ska and reggae, plus a first listen to the brand-new Prizefighters recordings in their full vinyl glory before they are released.

You can pre-order the vinyl series at IndieGoGo HERE

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PRE-ORDER NEW 7-INCH VINYL SERIES! A MUSICAL KNOCKOUT IN 3 ROUNDS!

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This is it, Prizefighter fans! After lots of hard-work and planning, we are OFFICIALLY announcing our brand-new 7-inch vinyl series entitled A Musical Knockout In 3 Rounds!, available for PRE-ORDER starting TODAY!  The series includes three 45rpm platters, each featuring a different genre of music from young Jamaica!  ROUND 1 features the ska scorchers “Lost at Sea” and “One Thousand Words.”  ROUND 2 contains the rocksteady laments “No Use Crying” and “Night Breeze.”  ROUND 3 knocks you out with the early reggae sounds of “Cold Shoulder” and the haunting instrumental “Sukeban.”

Through the pre-order, you will be able to get all 3 BEFORE they are released, PLUS other items, like a brand new t-shirt designed by artist CHema Skandal!, new stickers, test pressings, and a truly one-of-a-kind high quality DVD of our performance with Roy Panton & Yvonne Harrison from Chicago’s Jamaican Oldies Weekend.

PRE-ORDER THE 7-INCH SERIES AT INDIEGOGO HERE!

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