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The origins of Ska

From Kingston to Tennessee with a few tools on him, but with an idea and powerful voices. Ready to invent and popularize a new genre: ska! Ska music has long been a part of every islander's soundtrack! It originated in Jamaica, circa 1950s and 1960s, when a mixture of American jazz and mento melody were combined. As Jamaicans began to tune in to the radio transmissions from America, they attracted broadcasts of R&B and jazz standards; leading mainly to Reggae Music Trios. Eventually the core elements of musical techniques used by these groups melded into forming Ska as a distinct genre Ð born out of an amalgamation of guitar strumming, clave rhythms, Hammond organ playing and melodies influenced heavily by church chants. Even after all this time Ska continues to delight people around the world with its upbeat rhythms and larger than life grooves Ð resulting in one unique genre that is here for us all to stay!
Latest songs added to the playlist:
1-Millie Small - My Boy Lollipop
2-The Specials - A Message To You Rudy
3-Desmond Dekker - Israelites
4-Derrick Morgan - The Conqueror
5-The Skatalites - Latin Goes Ska


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Ska Music Jamaica created a combination of rhythm and blues, American jazz with a calypso overtone, lifted by a Caribbean tempo. Giving birth to the rock steady and reggae sound of late 1950's, now known as the Ska music genre. Duke Reid, Prince Buster and "Coxsone" Dodd, highlighted the off-beat rhythms over the walking bass line setting the foundation for Ska music. Launching Ska internationally in the early 1960's, this new and fresh genre became popular with the British Mods in the United Kingdom and the punk era. The Specials a popular London band, released their song " Ghost Town" in the heightened awareness of racism in the United Kingdom. With a slower reggae beat, highlighting the Ska genre to compliment the 2 Tone current music genre of the 1980's. Madness has been listed as one of the most memorable artists of this genre along with collaborating with many Ska musicians, supporting the rise of the working class and new ethnic minority building in the United Kingdom; it was a radical change in the history of music. Ska punk dominated the Unites States especially Orange County, California which had a contemporary pop influence on the original Ska genre. The Basque Country in Spain had a very strong following in the 1980's with "Kortatu" and "Potato" being known for Basque Radical Rock. Germany had a surge of Ska recording artists around that time following in their footsteps was the Latin American music scene blending Latin music with Ska rhythms. Sunshine Publications, A Division Of Isabella Rose Online w. www.isabellarose.online e. editor@sunbshinepublication.com