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  1. Jun 7, 2021 · A Guide to Ska Music: History and Sounds of Ska Music Written by MasterClass Last updated: Jun 7, 2021 • 3 min read Ska music serves as a bridge between 1960s Jamaican music, 1970s British dance music, and 1990s American punk music. It does this by fusing many musical influences to create a genre unique unto itself.

  2. Sep 18, 2018 · Ska music, a genre commonly known as “the music of the people,” was formally birthed in 1959, and is a hybrid sound that owes much of its success to the popularity of its influences. On the...

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  4. Jul 27, 2020 · Ska originated in Jamaica in the late 1950s and was the precursor to reggae. It combines elements of Caribbean mento and calypso with American jazz and rhythm and blues. Ska developed further in the 1960s when Prince Buster, Clement “Coxsone” Dodd, and Duke Reid formed “sound systems” to play American rhythm and blues and eventually recorded their own songs.

  5. Punk influences traded back and forth from the U.S. to the U.K. just like R&B had between the U.S. and Jamaica. The political message of early ska resonated with like-minded American and English punks during their years living under the conservatism of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, and ska-punk developed from there. One of the most notable bands early on was the incredibly short-lived but influential Operation Ivy from California's Bay Area.

  6. Apr 8, 2017 · Ska music originated in the late 1950’s as a predecessor to rocksteady and reggae, combining elements of Caribbean forms of music with American jazz and blues. Over the next several decades, the genre evolved to eventually pick up the faster tempos (and often the anti-establishment messages) of punk music, becoming what is known as “ska punk.”

  7. Oct 2, 2013 · Hammy October 12, 2017 at 1:52 pm. As a list on ska as a whole this is a terrible list. For one no mention of any 2-tone stuff like The Beat or The Specials or going even further back the original ska music from the Caribbean or artists/bands such as Desmond Dekker or Toots and the Maytals… That being said, this is a decent third wave ska-punk list.

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