This is a passionate thing to me.
I used to be (and still secretly am) a ska kid at age 36. My favorite genre of ska is 1st wave (late 50’s /early 60’s). I love the Skatalites, Dekker, Toots, and Marley. I think his reggae stuff is good, but his early stuff is SOOOOO much more enjoyable to me.
If anyone likes him and is unfamiliar with his old stuff, CHECK IT OUT. It’s not crisp, it sounds like it was recorded in a closet, but the faster pace does something for me.
/giphy Jamaican Ska
The Harder They Come. Oh wait that’s Jimmy Cliff, Uh I dunno after a couple of pitchers they all sound the same Except when Eddie Murphy sang Kill all de white people, that’s the only one I really understood. Even when Apollo usta sing at Monty’s he usta pretty much white it up for the audience. Even then I only caught about half of it, but you know beer and conch fritters and noise in the background, it don’t get much better.
@brenda Because it’s on Legend. “If you love Legend but don’t know much beyond that, here are ten suggested directions for further exploration. And if too much exposure to Legend has dulled Bob Marley’s appeal, take a listen and you might be surprised.”