Rocksteady Lounge Party Sun May 25Terrylee presents Memorial Day Dance Party with resident selectors MR. E.N. and SUEDE TOP with special guest selectors SOUND & SOUL and ELIZABETH MIXITUPZINE Sunday May 25th at Akbar.
spinning the best in vintage SKA, ROCKSTEADY, REGGAE and SOUL!
$7 pitchers &3 pints of ANCHOR STEAM, $4 RED STRIPE, $ 3 PBR
A little intro. David Hillyard is well known to general readers of this blog. He’s a very long standing OG member of The Slackers, founded his own Rocksteady 7, played on the now classic Hepcat album Out of Nowhere and even before that he was playing in San Diego as a founding member of the Donkey Show. It’s an understatement to say he’s had a long music career let alone one devoted to the likes of Ska. He of course has a distinct and passionate perspective on music in general and pointed thoughts on the state of Ska in the U.S. having toured here for over 20 years.
There are two new compilations of classic Ska and Rocksteady on the market which I think you’ll agree are well worth the money to get. The tracks are from the vault of Bunny Lee so you know it’s all good stuff. They were released in the UK on the Voice of the People label on CD and LP. Ernie B’s Reggae has them available at a great price. You can also sample all the tracks at this site.