ska index

This Ska index brings together the great names of original 60's Jamaica Ska. It pieces together the pioneers of Ska, The Skatalites (above) who also brought us Rock Steady. It pays tribute to Tommy McCook and Roland Alphonso, two founder members who are no longer with us. Appearances of both the Skatalites and Prince Buster, live in London, are reviewed with photographs.

Check out the two record producers, Duke Reid (above) and Clement 'Coxone' Dodd, giants of Jamaican music in the sixties, sound system pioneers who traveled the island pumping out the fast Ska. Recording in their own studio's, Studio One and Treasure Isle. Finding local artists to record home grown tunes to entertain the local dancers who flocked to the dances on most weekends. Making acetate or soft wax records solely to play at the dances. Prince Buster and his Voice Of The People sound system, his Buster record label and record shop at 36 Charles Street....


Bob Andy (Keith Anderson) Singer, songwriter and record producer has died he was 75 years old

28/10/1944 - 27/3/2020

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Millie (Millicent Dolly May) Small, Jamaican singer has died she was 73 years old.

6/10/1947 - 6/5/2020

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The Skatalites Live In 1990 At The Church House

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