Approaching the end of World War II, Blues, Jazz and R&B music began to get popularized in Jamaica through the introduction of radios. Combining this music, originating from New Orleans and Miami, with traditional Jamaican music, led to the creation of a new genre: Ska.
This episode will be exploring Ska music across the many generations and waves of it's lifetime. Beginning with First Wave of Ska, originating in Jamaica. Then moving on to 2 Tone, or Second Wave of Ska, which was Britain's own take on Jamaican Ska. And ending with Third Wave of Ska, where the genre blended with the punk scene in the USA.
So get your skanking shoes on get ready for some upbeat tunes.
- 3:00The SkatalitesSka Kings of the First WaveFunkey Funkey Reggay
- 3:03The Skatalites with Don Drummond, Tommy McCookThe Best of the Skatalites(Music Is) My Occupation
- 3:08Desmond Dekker007 Shanty Town007 (Shanty Town)
- 3:11Desmond DekkerIntensified(Poor Mi) Israelites
- 3:16MadnessAbsolutelyBaggy Trousers
- 3:19The VillainsLife of CrimeUrban Skins
- 3:22The VillainsLife of CrimeSka Music
- 3:27The VillainsLife of CrimeWolly Bully
- 3:31The SpecialsStereo-Typical: A's, B's RaritiesRacist Friend
- 3:36The SpecialsThe SpecialsA Message to You Rudy
- 3:40The Mighty Mighty BosstonesLet's Face ItThe Rascal King
- 3:42No DoubtTragic KingdomSunday Morning
- 3:47SublimeSublimeWrong Way
- 3:49Reel Big FishTurn The Radio OffSell Out
- 3:54Operation IvyOperation IvyUnity