Archive for the 'Ska' Category

Toots & the Maytals – Time Tough

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

The Jamaican musical group Toots and the Maytals, originally called simply The Maytals, are one of the best known ska and reggae vocal groups. Their sound is a unique, original combination of gospel, ska, soul, reggae and rock.

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Desmond Dekker – Israelites

Monday, December 29th, 2008

Desmond Dekker (July 16, 1941 — May 25, 2006) was a Jamaican ska and reggae singer and songwriter. Together with his backing group, The Aces, he had one of the first international Jamaican hits with Israelites. Other hits include 007 (Shanty Town) in 1967 and It Miek in 1969. Before the ascent of Bob Marley, Desmond Dekker was one of the most popular musicians within Jamaica, and one of the best-known musicians outside it.

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Prince Buster- Barrister Pardon

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

Cecil Bustamente Campbell, (born May 28, 1938), better known as Prince Buster and less known by his Muslim name Muhammed Yusef Ali, is a musician from Kingston, Jamaica and regarded as one of the most important figures in the history of ska and rocksteady music. The records he made on the Blue Beat label in the 1960s inspired many reggae and ska artists.

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