Today I wanted to have a quick look at which records Ska fans are really buying. Since I don’t know of any official charts, I just went for the bestsellers among the mp3 Ska albums at amazon.com.
This joint venture can be a big push for the German ska scene. Richie Alexander, a.k.a. Dr. Ring Ding, the internationally renowned jack-of-all-trades, becomes an official member of Germany’s most prominent Ska band, The Busters.
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When the Skatalites everlasting world tour stopped by in Cologne recently, we were invited backstage for an extensive interview with the longest serving members of the band, Doreen Shaffer, Val Douglas and Lester Sterling.
The Prizefighters – A Musical Knockout in 3 Rounds
It might come as a surprise after all Ruts DC went through: But in 2013, they are still a touring band. Four dates in Germany are about to going down (see the list further down); for a list of all the current dates we recommend you go to theruts.co.uk/
without the Skatalites there would be no ska. And without trombonist Don Drummond, there’d be no Skatalites. Journalist Heather Augustyn , author of Ska: An Oral History and the upcoming Ska: The Rhythm of Liberation, has written the first comprehensive biography
The Trojans are back in 2013 with the superb album “Smash It!” Check again to read an interview with the band’s singer and musical farmer Gaz Mayall, don