If you’re a Ska fan, you love the Skatalites. If you don’t love the Skatalites, you’re not a Ska fan. There are few other bands in any genre that you can really make a statement like that about. But in the case of the Skatalites, I think anyone with the Sknaledge will agree. Skatalites founding member and long long time bassist Lloyd Brevett had more to do with the creation and evolution of Ska music than just about anyone. Here’s a great tribute to the man and his music, by, fittingly, another ska bass player. Read Marco On The Bass’ Homage to the Bass Lines of Lloyd Brevett of The Skatalites.
Step right up, don’t be shy, visit Rude Boy Rude Girl Social immediately. Listen to the podcasts and sideshows, check out the posts about new and old Trojan releases, meet other rudies and rockerz and generally have a good time. Check out the Skaliday version of the Last Supper! Your life will improve. Two paws up.
Received an email from the man with the plan at Skarumble. This is a site with a skagenda that you should check out. Another bloggie keeping the ska doggies happy whirled whide. Buster doggies sez clik it..
Here’s a swell article from Marco On The Bass reviewing the music and hijinks of NYC’s The Steadys. The band was founded by a 17-year old Rob Gainfort in early 1989, after he was told by Rob Hingley of The Toasters that he was too young to audition as a lead singer! Marco conducts a lively interview with a grow’d up Mr. Gainfort, and there are some excellent mp3s in the post to enjoy as well. If, like this ska doggie, you missed The Steadys when they were together, you can still enjoy ’em today thanks to the wonders of thee Interwebs. Two paws up.