Actual post date … May of 2009 YOU MISSED IT KID.. hahah LISTEN..THERE IS LIVE FISHBONE IN THIS BITCH FROM 87… GET IN HERE !!!
This is an actual excerpt from 1964’s This is Ska. Observe the swagger of the dance. This was the beginning of the first wave of the ska movement. Started in Jamaica in the early 50’s, ska was the seed of what begat Reggae, Roots, and PUnk respectively. I personally rocked with the 1st and 2nd wave of ska.. and of course Fishbone during all the waves lol.. This was a movement that spread to the US and had us all pushing Vespas, dressing two tone, and rocking monkey boots, creepers, and bitch boots. But it’s not too late.. go cop you some Specials, English Beat, or Madness today.
Desmond Dekker R*I*P came thru with joints like “Rude Boy Train” and “The Israelites”
Ya’ll ain’t fuckin with Mr. Dekker’s jumpsuit.. He got the Maurice White tightness while representin that 2tone all day doggy lol..observe that Rude boy 2 tone motif… A little Prince Buster mixed with Johnny Taylor.. I ain’t mad.. (shakes head and lights joint.) I AM NOT MAD..
The Wailers started out as a ska band in the early 60’s … You can tell on such joints as “Concrete JUngle” and “Stir it up”. A bit slower but this was you know when the “pick it up” turned into “cool it down”
Stir It Up
nods are also given to Prince Buster and Lee scratch Perry.. during this period.
Madness, Fishbone, The Specials…
This gave birth to the Second Wave of the Ska Movement.. This scene dominated in England. during the late 70’s and 80’s. it was a small but significant movement in the U.S as well. Even today you will hear tinges of the snare and twangy guitar, especially in the British wave of music now.. Amy Winehouse totally fucks with it.. She has a whole b side album where she has put the ska touch down even reworking the ska classic “monkey man”.
More for Rudeness!!!
Selecter .. Hail Queen Pauline!!!!
of course these ARE ONLY A FEW SKA SONGS AND BANDS PROFILED.. please do not get in the comments and say .. “You didn’t include so and so ..trust and believe this is only a splash in the bucket and Ska will be featured AGAIN here ..lol.. give us a minute..
The Mighty Muthafuckin Fishbone.. They will later have their own post.. I cannot give them an excerpt.. But go get you some..
Long Live 2 Tone.. Peace…
I ususally only post this at Christmass.. but what the hell
We gonna have A Good liiifffeee!!!
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