This is Ska! (in 4 parts)

This is Ska! and that’s no understatement. This video (embedded in 4 parts below) was originally released in 1989 and contains some of the most amazing footage of Ska at it’s mind-blowing detonation on the international stage. There has been no official DVD re-release of this video but tapes of this are available via ebay and such if you’re lucky.

Capturing incredible footage of the originators in their prime, live at the Sombrero Club in Kingston, all backed by The Byron Lee Orchestra, greats such as Jimmy Cliff, Prince Buster and The Maytals show us just a glimpse of what it must have been like to be in Jamaica at the time.

Be sure to pay attention to the dance instructions and now…. swing your hips, bow your head and do the Ska!

PART I

PART II

PART III

PART IV

I've been involved in the Los Angeles music scene since at least 1995 going to shows, promoting, spinning records and running labels. Ska and Early Reggae are my passion among other things of course.