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Ska-ba-do!

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Sound Travels through the week on a theme and this week's trip is back to the 60's with sounds from Jamaica's golden era of ska (with just a hint of rocksteady). Heady music from an interesting time in history.

Yesterday I wrote a bit about ska's origins and today I'll just focus on the music from this short, but incredibly important phase of Jamaican music. Important because ska is rocksteady's real daddy and helped raise reggae to its current international prominence. So i' had some classics for you all today, here's what I played...

 

The Ethiopians "Train To Skaville"

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Clancy Eccles "Fatty Fatty"

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The Skatalites "Dan-De-Lion"

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Laurel Aitken "Sahara"

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Justin Hinds & The Dominoes "Carry Go Bring Come"

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