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  1. Good Old Jamaican SKA! - Original 60's Ska Music Compilation - YouTube 0:00 / 1:09:54 Good Old Jamaican SKA! - Original 60's Ska Music Compilation Jimbo Micho 16K subscribers...

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  2. Genres come and go, pushed into oblivion by new trends in music. Yet few styles have stood the test of time as well as ska music.

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  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Dec 10, 2021 · The 1960s: The First Wave. The First Wave of ska music can be traced back to the 1960s during Jamaica’s declaration of independence from Great Britain. At this time, musicians were primarily interested in calypso, mento, and American R&B styles of music, as well as some American jazz.

  7. Mar 26, 2019 · Genres of music are seldom invented in someone's basement, generally, they sort of fade into existence. Such is the case with ska, a genre of Jamaican music which comes from mento and calypso music, combined with American jazz and R&B, which could be heard on Jamaican radio coming from high-powered stations in New Orleans and Miami. Ska became popular in the early 1960s.