get hold of a copy of thisPosted 5 years agosparksmcguffSubscriber
On my radio
More SpecialsPosted 5 years ago
I think you mean soul jazz records, 100 etc dynamite collection are good, if you want mainstream ska then two tone records is a good starting point, selector are a personal fave, if you want to dig deeper then the soul jazz comps are ace, studio one ska is very good, as is Jackie Mitoo.Posted 5 years ago
[video]http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AEKbFMvkLIc[/video]Posted 5 years ago
Bit of punky ska
Reel Big Fish.
Back in the days of cassettes I heard this in my sleep and taped it. Sort of remembered taping something in my sleep, played it in the morning and WOW!
Yes,pre Mrs Zip I used to sleep with the radio on.2bitMember
All of the above are very good & I’d heartily recommend checking out some of Gaz Mayalls compilationsp particularly – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gaz-Mayall-Presents-Top-Ska/dp/B00021997W
He’s been collecting music for years (hes the son of blues maestro Jon Mayall), has 10’000s of records and runs Gaz’s Rockin Blues (longest running uk club night (I think) & best stage @ carnival).Posted 5 years agorudebwoyMember
As many have mentioned your best starting point is The Skatalites– check out their origins!
Prince Buster –another stalwart
There are many artists who sang over ska tunes, but most of the backing tracks were laid by a handful of session men,be careful though, it needs to be played loud,preferably in a dancehall situation– guaranteed to get people moving !Posted 5 years agogofasterstripesSubscriber
Can’t believe no-one’s mentioned
Rx Bandits [moved from Ska>Rock>Prog over their course] – Frequently amazing – I’d say The Resignation should be mandatory for all even slightly interested in Ska and Rock. If you can find a copy of Demo(nstration), it’s great fun! NB you need to hear it in CD quality, or higher.
Mad Caddies “Duck and Cover” is one of the most engaging Ska/Punk Hybrid albums and frequently converts those who hear it. I gather they used to be mostly the same band as The Ivy LeaguePosted 5 years ago
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