Ska is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1950s, and was the precursor to rocksteady and reggae. Ska combined elements of Caribbean mento and calypso with American jazz and rhythm and blues. It is characterized by a walking bass line accented with rhythms on the offbeat.
In the early 1960s, ska was the dominant music genre of Jamaica and was popular with British mods. Later it became popular with many skinheads. Music historians typically divide the history of ska into three periods: the original Jamaican scene of the 1960s (First Wave), the English 2 Tone ska revival of the late 1970s (Second Wave) and the third wave ska movement, which started in the 1980s (Third Wave ...
Upbeat ska track with full live band, fab Linda Hall female vocal and Blue Beat style alto sax solo. Sixties dancehall vibe, happy and uplifting. Great for party scenes from that era. Includes singalong "Woh-oh" vocal lick. Female Vocals, Reggae Music, Ska
Authentic sounding 1950's Jamacian ska in the style of Studio One and Trojan Records. Upbeat horns, bass and rhythms and featuring a saxophone and military-style swing trumpet. Instrumental, Reggae Music, Contemporary Reggae
Catchy bombastic brass in this upbeat authentic sounding vintage 1950's / 1960's ska reggae in the style of Trojan Records/Studio One. Modern drum loops add a contemporary feel. Fun and a little wild, wacky. Instrumental, Reggae Music, Ska