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Jamaica Ska Oldies and Goodies 60s 70s 80s

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Ska Stylistic origins  amaican mento and calypso; American jazz and rhythm and blues Cultural origins   Late 1950s, Jamaica
Typical instruments Guitar, bass guitar, trumpet, trombone, saxophone, piano, drums, organ Derivative forms Rocksteady, reggae.Fusion genres 2 Tone, ska jazz, ska pop, ska punk, spouge Regional scenes Japan, Australia Other topics Third wave ska, list of ska musicians, rude boy, mod, skinhead, Suedehead, traditional skinhead
The Wailers "One Love/People Get Ready"
"One Love/People Get Ready" by The Wailers. This is a Ska version of the famous Bob Marley song.
Ska (/'sk??/, Jamaican 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 upbeat. 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) and rose to popularity in the US in the 1990s