I am Buster the Ska Doggie. This is my awesome playlist. Every song in it gets my “Two Paws Up!!” Begin skanking.
(By Steve Shafer)
Arthur Kay and The Originals Rare ‘N’ Tasty (LP, Mad Butcher/Black Butcher Classics, 2016 re-issue–available in the US through Jump Up Records): Back in 2008, MOJO Magazine dubbed Arthur Kay (nee Kitchener) as “the unsung hero of ska” and included one of his tracks in their Dawning of a New Era compilation CD, alongside The Specials, Desmond Dekker, Toots and the Maytals, Rico, Bob Marley, Laurel Aitken, Dandy Livingstone, and others. Read the full article at DuffGuideToSka
The king of them all, Prince Buster. Rest in peace, sir.
Your faithful Ska Doggie is pleased to introduce to Rotfront, straight outta Deutschland. Ska is truly international music and in my travels I have encountered skanking foolz on every continent. These ska-raggamuffin Germans bring it big time on every track I’ve found on their YouTubes. Here are two of my faves. The second one is a cover of a song by another German band, Deichkind. You learn something every dog. I mean day something every ska. That all makes sense to me. W00f!
Two Paws Up! Way up! The great, the only, the inimitable but often imitated, Roddy Radiation, legendary lead guitarist with The SPECIALS. That guy. Yes him. Is coming to San Francisco and San Jose’s own ska champions MONKEY are on the bill with him.