Sunday, April 22, 2012

Seven Jamaican Ska Music Videos (information, and examples)

Edited by Azizi Powell

This post provides information about Ska music and showcases seven video examples of that music genre.

The content of this post is presented for historical, cultural, entertainment, and aesthetic purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to all the musicians, vocalists, and video producers for uploading these featured videos. Thanks also to the video uploaders.

"Ska... 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."

These videos are presented in no particular order.

Video #1: The Story of Jamaican Music - From Ska to Reggae - Part 1\2

Uploaded by ratajana on May 3, 2008

Video #2: Reggae The Story Of Jamaican Music, Part 2

Uploaded by detroitreggae on Feb 13, 2011

A Music History education documentary

Video #3: Ska Ska Ska Part 1 - A Regular Ska Session at the Sombrero Club in Jamaica - various artists

Uploaded by pablowkingstoned on Dec 24, 2008

This is ska,, there were little pieces of this film on you tube now its complete in 4 parts hope you like this one its a great documentary about a ska party in jamaica in that time at the sombrero club if you want to learn how to dance the ska see this video ...on part 2 3 and 4 you can .see jimmy clif, the blues busters ,the maytals prince buster and some other artists doing there best to make a good video ,lots of energie introduced by byron lee ....enjoy!!!...

Video #4: Ska Ska Ska Part 2 - A Regular Ska Session at the Sombrero Club in Jamaica - various artists

Uploaded by pablowkingstoned on Dec 24, 2008

This Is Ska Part 2 Live at the Sombrero Club in Jamaica...ENJOY!!!

Video #5: The Skatalites - Live At Lokerse Feesten

Uploaded by quiquecr1984 on Oct 30, 2011
Another video of this performance identifies Lokerse Feesten as in Belgian in 1997.

Video #6: 100% EXPLOSIVE SKA MIX (16min) + tracklist

Eagles FanPublished on Dec 2, 2012


00:00 Toots & The Maytals - Broadway Jungle (aka Dog War)
01:12 Justin Hinds & the Dominoes - Carry Go Bring Come
02:07 The Wailers - Simmer Down
02:50 The Maytals - My Daily Food
03:41 Prince Buster - Madness
04:50 Jimmy Cliff - Miss Jamaica
05:45 Alton Ellis - Dance Crasher
06:30 The Wailers - Put It On
07:36 Tommy McCook & The Supersonic- Ska Jam
08:17 The Wailers - Go Jimmy Go
09:05 Baba Brooks - Portrait Of My Love
10:10 Millie Small - My Boy Lollypop
11:24 Byron Lee & The Dragonaires - Behold
12:31 Prince Buster - 30 Pieces Of Silver
13:32 Blues Buster - Donna
14:40 Byron Lee & The Dragonaires - Jamaica Ska

Video #7: The Skatalites - Ska Boo Da Ba

JABLESPANOLPublished on Dec 22, 2013

The Skatalites - Ska Boo Da Ba
género : Ska

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