Key Bands of the 2Tone Era

Emerging from the sounds of ska which originated in Jamaica, 2Tone which was named after the record label began in the late 1970’s. In essence it was a ska revival.

Using a large array of instruments including brass, keyboards and strings with a walking bass line being dominant often in the tracks ska moved across the world from Jamaica to Coventry in England which influenced the 2Tone sound of bands like Madness, The Selecter and in my opinion probably the best band The Beat. Continue reading

The Origins of Ska with Seven Songs

The British Ska (also known as 2Tone) period during the late 1970’s and early 80’s was a time of tense political opinion in the U.K. With many periods like this great music is often the result.

The Ska sound originally from Jamaica predated the sounds of both rocksteady and reggae. Continue reading

Good or Bad I liked these songs

Good or bad I genuinely liked and like all the songs in today’s playlist and some I have quite an attachment to.

I have mentioned in previous posts about how some songs just stay with you and it doesn’t matter when you last heard them. Time almost stands still because you remember the words, the band members or the moment when you first heard the song. Continue reading