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Ska.

Ska is a type of Jamaican music combining elements of traditional mento and calypso with an American jazz and rhythm and blues sound. It is notable for its shuffling, scratchlike tempo and jazz-like horn riffs on the offbeat.

Originating in Jamaica, possibly in the 1950s, it was a precursor to rocksteady and later reggae. It was the predominant form of music listened to by rude boys, although many ska artists condemned the violent subculture. It is also popular with mods and skinheads, with artists such as Symarip, Laurel Aitken, Desmond Dekker and The Pioneers aiming songs at these groups as early as the 1960s.

Musical historians typically divide the history of ska into three waves. There was revival of note in the United Kingdom in the late 1970s and early 1980s, and another wave of popularity in the 1990s, mostly based in the United States.

After World War II, Jamaicans purchased radios in increasing numbers, and were able to hear rhythm and blues from Southern United States cities like New Orleans, by artists such as Fats Domino and Louis Jordan. Moreover, the stationing of American military forces during the War and after meant that Jamaicans could listen to military broadcasts of American music, and that there was a constant influx of records from the US. To meet the demand for such music, entrepreneurs like Prince Buster, Clement "Coxsone" Dodd, and Duke Reid formed sound systems, which were portable discothèques. Sound Systems would be set up in yards for outdoor dance parties. Soon, a tradition of more than one sound system showing up to a yard party sprung up, creating a dueling DJs effect. Sound System operators were judged by both the power of their systems and the quality of their records. Operators would obtain records from Miami and New Orleans, and these records were hot commodities in Jamaica. Sound system operators often removed labels from the most popular records in order to enjoy a monopoly on the best-liked tunes and draw the most customers

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OpIvy
Specials
Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Madness
English beat
Desmond Dekker
Mustard Plug
Reel Big Fish
Skankin' Pickle
And I'm too lazy to say any more so here:
http://www.billtanner.net/ska/skabands.html
Quote:Ska music is like putting reggae and punk in a blender and adding a bitchin horn section

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01-01-2007 10:02 AM
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Good ska:

Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra
Skatalites
The Beat
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I like the last three.

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The Aquabats!
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I


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MADNESS!

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DESMOND DEKKER!!!!!!!


RUDI GOT SOUL!

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the voodoo glow skulls
the aggrolites
the toasters
the blood thirsty taxmen(utter pwnage)
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Most of these bands aren't even fucking ska.
11-29-2007 09:03 AM
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what bands aint ska? please list them or remove them from my post if they are incorect
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Lots of them are ska-punk which isn't really ska.
11-29-2007 02:23 PM
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They still have some basic roots in ska.
So screw you Smile

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amber has a point my dear colleague and i believe this is where we have a deleima....(im stoned)
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Rock has basic roots in blues but you don't hear anyone saying Audioslave is a blues band.

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WHO LOVES MADNESS!!!!! They're the best band ever!, I may be on my own here. They are are an 80's British Pop/Ska band with about one number 1 No and have some ace songs. I think you may recognise, It Must Be Love, Baggy Trousers and House Of Fun though.

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Hey you!, don't watch that, watch this, this is the heavy, heavy monster sound, the nuttiest sound around, so if you've come in off the street and your starting to feel the beat, then listen buster, you'd better start to move your feet, to the rockingest, rock-steady beat of madness, ONE STEP BEYOND!

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Oh man, I have been such a rude girl lately. I've been into the MNSka scene, though - local bands like Moving To Pluto and Small Kitchen Appliances and Two Tone Runts.

ALSO I SAW STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO LAST TUESDAY
and they were amazing.

she's got a cross around her neck that she ripped off from a schoolgirl on the subway on a visit to the city - she likes how it looks on her chest with three open buttons. SHE LIKES THE PART WHERE ONE BROTHER KILLS THE OTHER. She's got to wonderin' when will the world recover cause Cain and Abel seem to still be causin' trouble.
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Re: Ska.

Lets see, Sublime, Slightly Stoopid, 311, and Rancid those would be my favorite Ska bands. I have seen Rancid live

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I disapprove of this thread.

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Sweepy The Cat Wrote:Hey you!, don't watch that, watch this, this is the heavy, heavy monster sound, the nuttiest sound around, so if you've come in off the street and your starting to feel the beat, then listen buster, you'd better start to move your feet, to the rockingest, rock-steady beat of madness, ONE STEP BEYOND!
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Plain Jane Wrote:Oh man, I have been such a rude girl lately. I've been into the MNSka scene, though - local bands like Moving To Pluto and Small Kitchen Appliances and Two Tone Runts.

ALSO I SAW STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO LAST TUESDAY
and they were amazing.
streetlight manifesto! they were here last year and didn't go to see em. shattered!!! hopefully they'll come back thoug!

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Ska.

English Beat
Goldfinger
Less Than Jake
Madness
Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Operation Ivy
Specials
Sublime
Toasters
08-27-2012 01:55 PM
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