The Duppies: Kings of Florida Traditional Ska

The DuppiesThe Duppies from Gainesville, FL have played Ska/Rocksteady for the better part of a decade and they don’t seem to be stopping anytime soon. The term Duppy is Jamaican patois for ghost or poltergeist, no doubt expressing their deep connection to Jamaican music and culture. They have been frequently compared to Toots and the Maytals, but this group is uniquely Floridian. They have recently played with the likes of King Django, The Slackers, Sammy Kay, and Chris Murray. The Duppies have evolved over the years and are on the verge of releasing a new record available only in vinal or digital copy.

There are plenty of songs available including their cover of Reggae Night Food. A live debut of their song Shake and Move was filmed recently. Their most recognizable original song to date is Two Things. All of the Duppies CD’s and Merchandise are available for purchase on their online store.

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About Doctor Delicious

Tenor Saxophonist from Gainesville, Florida who currently plays with The Duppies and The Partials. He loves Ska and tries to find the most down to earth music.

Dave Hillyard Live in California June 22nd-23rd

Dave Hillyard

Dear Californians,

Dave Hillyard of the Slackers is Playing in Cali for his new album California. Skank on over to these two locations to watch an incredible line up of Ska greats. You’ll sure to miss out if you don’t show up.

June 22nd Santa Ana @ Constellation Room at the Observatory

June 23rd Hollywood @ the Roxy

Click here to view a promo video.
Facebook Event Page

About Doctor Delicious

Tenor Saxophonist from Gainesville, Florida who currently plays with The Duppies and The Partials. He loves Ska and tries to find the most down to earth music.

The Partials – Back Up Plan

The PartialsNew FLA ska, The Partials, have sounds ready to rock your socks off. Fresh and independently recorded in the room of their previous bassist, they are some underground Skatastic music! Here is Back Up Plan!

The Partials – Back Up Plan

If you liked that feel free to listen all of their songs.

The Partials – Yes I will
The Partials – Dynamite!!!
The Partials – Nothing
The Partials – Mr.Medicine Man

Right click the links and select Save link as to Download to your computer for free!

Click Here to check out their Facebook page and see if they are playing in a town near you!

About Doctor Delicious

Tenor Saxophonist from Gainesville, Florida who currently plays with The Duppies and The Partials. He loves Ska and tries to find the most down to earth music.

Tef London: What’s in a Name?

Tef LondonTef London is the new name of Teflon Don, a Skarific 8 piece from Orlando, Florida. Seems innocent enough until, catch this, they were forced to change their name because of a pending trademark.

Teflon Don, as most of us affectionately knew them, had been playing punk/swing/ska for 3 years. They ripped up the Orlando Ska scene and had brief notoriety when in 2010 they shot a low budget music video named One for the Drinkers after their single. Everything seemed great for Teflon Don. Suddenly in early May 2013 due to a trademark complaint their Facebook page went completely offline. Even their Youtube videos were in hot water. This might seem trivial, but in this high tech world being detached from the social media means no one knows about you.

The Complainant is a Memphis Rapper by the name Donald Askey. He has allegedly sued Rick Ross and DJ Khaled for using his pseudonym. Low and behold we have the case in hand. According to University of Florida Business Consultant Michael Prizament,”Facebook and Youtube were protecting themselves and their clients from further legal action. Since Facebook has no legitimate claim over Teflon Don they can not proclaim one client has been using said name longer and thus deserves the domain name. Since Mr.Askey has a trademark pending he has a legitimate claim over the name rights.”

Thus Teflon Don chose cleverly to rebrand themselves Tef London. Their new Facebook page is now up and running. As an incentive to visit the new site, for every 100 likes Tef London gets they will select a random fan to receive a free T-shirt and CD.

If you haven’t heard any of their songs click here for some great Florida Ska!

About Doctor Delicious

Tenor Saxophonist from Gainesville, Florida who currently plays with The Duppies and The Partials. He loves Ska and tries to find the most down to earth music.