Category Archives: Ska

THE A-Z OF THE BEST COMPILATIONS OF 2013-PART 5.

THE A-Z OF THE BEST COMPILATIONS OF 2013-PART 5.  PIED PIPER PRESENTS A NEW CONCEPT IN DETROIT SOUL, When the definitive history of soul music is written, several cities will loom large in the story. A triumvirate in particular, have played a hugely important part in the development of soul. This triumvirate are Memphis, Philadelphia …

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STUDIO ONE SKA FEVER!

STUDIO ONE SKA FEVER! Ska was born in Jamaica during the late-fifties. At first Jamaican musicians seemed determined to replicate the sound of American R&B. Both the beat and tempo were similar. Then having tired of copying their American counterparts, Jamaican musicians decided to give this new musical genre a Jamaican twist. So, Caribbean and …

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FREEDOM SOUNDS.

FREEDOM SOUNDS. With Jamaica celebrating the fiftieth anniversary since it gained independence from Britain, record companies big and small have been celebrating this landmark anniversary. Their way of celebrating Jamaican independence is by releasing a multitude of compilations and box sets. With so many compilations hitting the market at the one time, anyone considering buying …

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THE DUALERS-PRINCE BUSTER SHAKEDOWN.

THE DUALERS-PRINCE BUSTER SHAKEDOWN. One of the things I love about music, is it’s ability to transport you back in time, a bit like Dr. Who’s Tardis. This is what happened when I first played The Dualers third album Prince Buster Shakedown. Suddenly, I was transported back over thirty years to the late seventies, and …

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