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Ska

Ska music is a broad in it's history as it is in its interpretations these days.  What started decades ago in Jamaica has evolved into many forms and has gained momentum from many artists! From traditional Jamaican ska, to British two-tone, to modern ska-core, this music is here to stay! 

Offsite Links:

  • Laurel Aitken -- Needs no introduction!
  • Bob Marley -- If you don't know who he is, you better click here!
  • Dub  -- Reggae that's deep, bassy, and dubwise!
  • Hepcat -- one of today's best bands out there. On Hell-Cat Records! 
  • Festivals -- Catch your favorites on tour!
  • Fishbone -- They've been around forever, and they're still touring!
  • History -- Learn your ska history, from the 50s to the 90s.
  • Jamaica -- learn about the homeland of ska and reggae music.
  • Labels -- ska friendly labels around the world.
  • Lee Perry -- Mr. Scratch himself!  Be sure to pick up the arkology.  
  • Madness -- it's a British invasion!
  • MP3s -- high quality sound files on the net.
  • Radio -- Where to hear ska on the net and in your town.
  • RealPlayer -- Plug in and listen to all sorts of ska.
  • Regional - Eastern U.S.
  • Regional - World -- International resources.
  • Shopping Directory 
  • Skanking/Dancing -- history and how-tos on the classic Jamaican skank, and all its variations.
  • Skatalites -- Some say they're the best to come out of Jamaica!
  • Skinheads -- get the truth, past and present.
  • The Slackers -- On of the best traditional ska bands on tour now!  From NYC, and always on tour!  Check them out soon, or visit Hell-Cat records to pick up their latest album!
  • Specials -- One of the most popular bands of this genre with the mainstream.
  • Toots and the Maytals
  • Videocast/TV -- ska videos on your desktop!
  • Zines  -- Ska/Reggae related zines on the web.

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