Today is Terry Hall’s 58th birthday! While he is best known as the lead singer of The Specials, Hall has a large (and somewhat overlooked catalog) of non-ska music that is amazing in its depth and variety. Hall’s musical journey includes fronting Fun Boy Three (a personal favorite of mine), The Colourfield, Terry, Blair and Anouchka, Vegas (with Dave Stewart of Eurythmics) and a solo career that included collaborations with Ian Broudie (lead singer of Lighting Seeds who produced Hall’s album “Home”) and Damon Albarn (of Blur). To celebrate Hall’s birthday, I’ve posted a video from a one off, solo show he played back in January 2014,
Marco On The Bass plays bass in Rude Boy George, and Buster is pretty sure that is the best band name in all of ever. Marco knows ska inside and out as a longtime touring and recording musician and fan of all things ska and ska related. Buster is proud to re-post snippets of his blog posts with links to the original posts. Read Marco On The Bass daily and your ska life will be enlightened!