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The Ska-talites - Fibbers, York - Tuesday 22nd August 2017

Now this is an opportunity that doesn’t happen too often. The chance to see one of the finest ska bands that ever existed, the Ska-talites… 398 more words

Review

Keyboards in Jamaican music - pt 1: ska and rocksteady

This had originally intended to show the development of piano/keyboard playing in Jamaican music, but rather than just do a step-by-step timeline, I’ve picked out a few favourite tunes that have impacted upon me as a musician. 303 more words

Ska

SONG OF THE DAY Bobby Ellis with Tommy McCook & The Supersonics - Sweet Lorna

This rare and rather alluring rocksteady single was released on the Treasure Isle label  Tommy McCook and the Supersonics band in 1967 with Norman Grant’s… 101 more words

Reggae

SONG OF THE DAY Soul Vendors - Swing Easy

If this groovin’ little rocksteady number doesn’t make you want to get up and dance, I don’t know what will!  Titled ‘Swing Easy’ and performed by The Soul Vendors, this track was originally released in 1967 as a B-side to The Bases ‘River Jordan.’   After reading this great description on a… 81 more words

Reggae