Over 35 years ago sax player Lee Thompson helped introduce an entire generation to Ska music as part of Madness which exploded on to the music scene on the crest of the 2-Tone wave. Now in the time between various Madness gigs and duties El Thommo has been filling that gap performing his brand of Ska-jinks and hilarity with his own Ska Orchestra.
I’m running a special offer right now for Moondust Records (the label I run) through the next week. Every order of any of the 10 releases will get a FREE Irie Beats (or if you order Irie Beats then an Impalers or Soulsteppers) single! That’s right. Two for the price of one! Just order any of the releases (or multiple ones) and I’ll send you an additional record FREE!
Last year in July The Revivers did a small tour up the coast and made a stop in Arlington, WA to play at 1st Annual Summer Ska Splash at The Mirkwood & Shire. Their set was caught on camera thankfully so we can all see this amazing live band via YouTube.
There are some sites you visit just a few times and others that you just can’t live without. Rougher Yet is one of those site. I’ve already extolled the virtues of this site in a previous post. The site hosts sound samples of some of the top Reggae labels readers of this site will surely love including Amalgamated, Blue Cat, Doctor Bird, Pressure Beat, Treasure Isle and Wail N Soul M.
Max Romeo was one of those artists that had hits throughout the decades in many different styles. He recorded some wicked early Reggae and of course had massive hits in the Roots reggae era as well. Here he is with a recording from 1969. The lyrics tell the story of a girl talking to her mama and papa about simply wanting a man. Or is it so simple?