Here it is everyone, the end of a long journey through ska’s “lost decade”, the ’70s. We made it! I say we because we took this trip through time and music together! I learned a whole bunch, and listened to a whole lot of music that I’d never heard before, but I really should have! I’ve never been a ska historian, I dig into the now and current a lot more than looking to the past. That’s been a mistake, I can see that now! After putting together this set of songs I’ve learned that if you’re getting sick of ska music, because you think you’ve heard it all, well, shut up, because ska’s history and music runs deep! Let that be a lesson, always be exploring, never rest, get out there, hunt, and enjoy the sweet sounds!
Our sojourn into the world of ’70s ska and rocksteady continues! Finding all these great songs for this episode was a blast! I’ll admit that I’d never heard any of these songs until I submersed myself into it to create this episode. I don’t (and you shouldn’t) consider myself a ska expert, I’m just an enthusiast with enough free time on my hands to find great tracks and cobble them together for anyone willing to listen. This might be the best one yet, these are songs I know I’m going to personally revisit in the future and probably find out more from these artists!
Back again with another round of 1970s ska, or rather, ska and rocksteady! It’s part two of a 90min mix tape w/ a focus on the ’70s. Now let it be known that this isn’t a “best of the ’70s” kind of thing, just a bunch of great songs from that decade that have never been played on an episode of 23min of Ska before. I hope everyone else out there is enjoying this little history lesson as much as I do. It isn’t often that I have to do this much research, but I think everything is turning out awesome!
It’s May, that means it is time for another 90min digital mix tape, broken into 4 parts, with a decade spanning theme, this time it is the 1970s! Not gonna lie, this’ll be an odd month. Ska was really winding down in Jamaica in the early ’70s and wouldn’t pick up in a big way until the late ’70s in the UK. So it’ll be an odd mix, but an important one in representing some ska history.