early reggae/ska

Discussion in 'Reggae and Ska' started by kayte, Jun 10, 2006.

  1. kayte

    kayte Member

    i saw the ska thread, but i'm wondering - lots of the bands listed on that thread seemed to be modern ska. i'm looking for reggae ska... like, pre-reggae stuff, with some reggae sounds... y'know, love songs n stuff..
  2. Jesus the Jedi

    Jesus the Jedi Senior Member

    Desmond Dekker? Alton Ellis and the Flames? Skatalites? Don Drummond?

    its all good stuff.
  3. kayte

    kayte Member

    alright, i'll check em out. thanks!
  4. Sattva

    Sattva Member

    The Skatalites were the biggest Ska band in Jamaica for a very long time. They backed Bob Marley & The Wailin' Wailers on their work at Studio 1, which was also Ska.
  5. Ya first wave ska is kick ass, here are some more bands, toots and the maytals, Prince Buster. If you want heres some bands that sound first wave but are currently playing...the slakers, the makeshift heroes. thats all i can think of now.
  6. kayte

    kayte Member

  7. Jesus the Jedi

    Jesus the Jedi Senior Member

    No im pretty sure they were just the studio band of bob marley, it had nothing to do with the wailers, the skatalites were an instrumental studio band, playing for whoever wants to sing.
  8. wa bluska wica

    wa bluska wica Pedestrian

    skatalites were the house band at studio one

    wailers recorded a lot of ska there for sir coxsone

    skatalites play on those

    they were outstanding musicians - tommy mccook, roland alphonso, DON DRUMMOND, jackie mittoo, many other greats come from them

    [don drummond rules!]
  9. oliviadiana

    oliviadiana Guest

    Carlos Malcolm and his Afro Jamaican Rhythms - This band has always been overlooked but some of the greatest pre-reggae ska music came from them. Roland Alphonso actually played tenor sax in Carlos' band.

    Get a whole lot of information on ska at www.carlosmalcolm.com
  10. wa bluska wica

    wa bluska wica Pedestrian

    the carlos malcolm site crashed my browser

    will try again, i seem to remember a cd at ernie b's that was $23 or so, maybe skamania, and maybe carlos sells it for less?

    [my computer is very old and primitive, like ska itself]
  11. laurel aitken tunes get me going

    and as for first wave iwould go with Hepcat

  12. heru

    heru Banned

    carl dawkins
  13. wa bluska wica

    wa bluska wica Pedestrian

    roy richards
  14. there a series of Cd's that you can download, its called the history of jamacian music, it takes you right from the early 50's to the 80's. Its amazing to hear the music take form through the ages!

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