Ska & B - EP

by Skamanians

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The Skamanians captured at their best “live” in the studio, the complicity and interplay between the musicians is electric with the energy flowing straight into the microphones and back out of your speakers.

For this adventure it's back to the roots and origins of Ska. The Skamanians take some classic (and not so classic) R&B tunes and add their twist of “Ska-vooviness”.

This 5 track EP was recorded live in the studios of the Casa Musicale – Perpignan on the 9th Feb 2017, a little taster of the album to follow.

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released March 20, 2017

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Skamanians Perpignan, France

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When 8 musicians, passionate about 1960s Jamaican ska decided to recreate those sounds together the story began and they haven’t looked back since.
In the last 3 years the band have played over 150 concerts and appeared at some of the biggest Reggae, Ska and Jazz festivals in Europe alongside many of their heros; the Skatalites, Toots and the Maytals, U Roy, Black Uhuru….

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Track Name: It's your VooDoo Working
It’s Your Voodoo Working

I fell in love with you body and soul
My hands feel sticky and my head’s ice cold
My shiver tastes sour and my salt tastes sweet
I wanna lay down but I just can’t sleep

It’s your voodoo workin
It’s your voodoo workin
Round and round same old thing
Heartache misery trouble and pain

It’s your voodoo workin'
Yeah it’s your voodoo workin'
Voodoo workin' and I can’t get enough

Solo - Trombone

Slow down baby yeah
You’re goin too fast
Your love is voodoo and
I just can’t last
I cried last night and the night before
20 long hours and my eyes are sore

It’s your voodoo workin'
Yeah it’s your voodoo workin'
Voodoo workin' and I can’t get enough
Track Name: Hi-Heel Sneakers
Put on your red dress, baby
Lord, we're goin' out tonight
Put on your red dress, baby
Lord, we're goin' out tonight
Well wear some boxin' gloves
In case some fool might wanna fight (hear what I say)

Put on your high-heel sneakers
Wear your wig-hat on your head
Put on your high-heel sneakers
Slap that wig right on your head
I'm pretty sure now, baby
Pretty soon you're gonna knock 'em dead
(ah do the mess around now baby)

(Sax solo)


I've got my old crow liquor
And paycheck in my hand
Got my old crow liquor
I've got my paycheck in my hand
Big John’s bootleg whiskey cost much more than I can stand

Put on your high-heel sneakers
Wear your wig-hat on your head
Put on your high-heel sneakers
Wear your wig-hat on your head
Though you’re real high
I'm pretty sure you're gonna knock 'em dead
Track Name: Stupidity R U M P
All around the world...
Every boy and girl
Take a lesson from me
I’m Mister Stupidity

Obama used to think I was silly
He even made me look like a fool
So now I’m in the Whitehouse
He don’t look so cool

So come along with me
See what a tool I can be
Read a Tweet from me
I’m Mister Stupidity

(brass)
You think my hair looks so silly
That I’m just a stinking rich old fool
But I don't take criticism
I bullied everyone at school

I’m going to build a wall
Make it nice and tall
So watch me on TV
I’m Mister Stupidity

(play out)
You made me President
Just how the Russians meant
You think I don’t like Blacks
Or all those lying hacks
I just want things done my way
+ I think that’s O- K K K
No more Musilms in here
I think you get my idea
Not one Mexican more
coming though our front door

Please help me build my wall
because my hands are to small

Stupidity R U M P
Stupidity R U M P
Track Name: Think It Over
Lord I wonder, yes I wonder
Do my baby think of me
Oh, I wonder lord I wonder
Do my baby think of me
Now I wonder, Lord I wonder
Will my baby come back to me

Yes she been gone so long
Just can`t stand it no more
Woah she been gone so long
Just can`t stand it no more
Now I ain`t got nobody
Have no place to go

SOLO

Yeah, I think when she left me
Yeah, she went to somebody else
Oh I think when she left me
Yeah she went to somebody else
Now if she don`t come back to me soon
I think I`m gonna leave myself
Track Name: It's Your VooDoo Working (Popcorn Version)
It’s Your Voodoo Working

I fell in love with you body and soul
My hands feel sticky and my head’s ice cold
My shiver tastes sour and my salt tastes sweet
I wanna lay down but I just can’t sleep

It’s your voodoo workin
It’s your voodoo workin
Round and round same old thing
Heartache misery trouble and pain

It’s your voodoo workin'
Yeah it’s your voodoo workin'
Voodoo workin' and I can’t get enough

(Trombone Solo)

Slow down baby yeah
You’re goin too fast
Your love is voodoo and
I just can’t last
I cried last night and the night before
20 long hours and my eyes are sore

It’s your voodoo workin'
Yeah it’s your voodoo workin'
Voodoo workin' and I can’t get enough