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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