Back, once again, is an episode of some fine ska from the original source. I know I usually play more modern ska on this podcast, but sometimes I think we need to hear the roots of the sound we love so much. This stuff is so good! I always vow to play more of it, but I don’t always get the chance, so here it is, and I hope you enjoy it. Note: the last three songs on here are all in contention for being “the first ska song” and they all came out and or were recorded around the same time, listen and decide for yourself!
Once again I go back into the vault, or rather the internet trying to once again learn more about the origins of the music I love so much and when I come across a particular outstanding gem I save for a podcast like this. Oh yeah, 60s Ska from some the true originators. If you can’t get down to some of these songs, well, I don’t know what is wrong with your feet, sir or ma’am, because I know that I’m straight up dancing or tappin’ my feet with out abandon.
Keith & Ken – I Won’t Let You Go (Jamaican Jerk ’66)
Hopeton Lewis – Cool Collie (007 / Cool Collie / Judge Dread in Court ’67)
Pat Kelley – If it Don’t Work Out (If it Don’t Work Out / I am Coming Home ’69)
Prince Buster – Faith (Faith / 707 ’63)
Alton Ellis – Willow Tree (Dance Crasher / Willow Tree ’65)
Ken Boothe – Can’t You See (Can’t You See / I Remember Someone ’68)
the Tartans – Dance All Night (Dance All Night / What Can I Do ’67)
the Blues Busters – Soon You Will be Gone (Jamaica Ska ’64)