I heard the sad news yesterday that Saxa, the inimitable saxophonist for The English Beat passed away at 87 years old. And so, I wanted to share a post I wrote several years ago about what he meant to me and to other music fans who fell in love with him as a musician and a kind and loving soul. While the band were a unique union of many talents and personalities, Saxa was the glue that held the band together and his haunting and beautiful horn melodies was what set them apart
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!