Author of seven books on ska. You can get them at skabook.com.
- The Specials, Encore
As authentic as The Specials can sound sans Dammers, Roddy, Lynval, and Bradbury plus all of the politics that have always been part of this band of boys, thanks to our girl Saffiyah Khan, and the decline of humanity.
- Prizefighters, Firewalk
Sweltering rocksteady swings so hard on this collection that if you didn’t know any better you’d think the Minneapolis collective was bona fide Kingston.
- Eastern Standard Time, Time for a Change
Tight tight tight. Vocals from Unikue Peace conjure Otis and Cooke, and instrumentals dodge and flow around each other like fireflies.
Also read the interviews with Heather Augustyn on Reggae Steady Ska, like this one: https://reggae-steady-ska.com/heather-augustyn-operation-jump-up-interview/