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The Ska Music Yearbook 2014 is here

Ska Yearbook 2014We have been talking about it again and again since last year. Now the day has come to finally do it and release the Ska Music Yearbook 2014, a summary of the year 2014 in Ska.

It’s a mix of ebook, magazine and catalogue, filled with words and pictures from 2014, best for use on tablet, laptop or desktop computers. It’s 107 pages long, and it consists of:

120 album releases on 19 pages including cover shots and basic info (label, country, style, release date)

20 calendar pages with dates from the world of Ska

– nearly 50 pages of interviews with Derrick Harriott, The Aggrolites, Rhoda Dakar, Monty Alexander, Buster Shuffle, Pannonia Allstars Ska Orchestra and many more, from the vaults of Reggae Steady Ska, now printable

lists you’ll love (labels, podcasts, more releases, history).

We are excited about it. Do you want to have a look inside? Let me show you some pages from every chapter, starting with

The Intro
Ska Yearbook 2014 Into Sample
Chapter 1 – Albums
Ska Yearbook 2014 Chapter 1 Albums Sample
Chapter 2 – Calendar (with releases, tour starts, big birthdays, band splits, deaths)
Ska Yearbook 2014 Chapter 2 Calendar Sample
Chapter 3 – Interviews (with Pannonia Allstars Ska Orchestra, Derrick Harriott, Monty Alexander, Rhoda Dakar, The Aggrolites, Style Scott, Toulouse Skanking Foundation, Buster Shuffle, Heather Augustyn, Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Alpha Boy School Radio, Rude Boy George).
Ska Yearbook 2014 Chapter 3 Interviews Sample
Chapter 4 – Story
Ska Yearbook 2014 Chapter 4 Story Sample
Chapter 5 – Lists (more releases, labels, podcasts, websites, year-end poll top 10s, videos 5 years ago, releases (on Unicorn Records) 25 years ago)
Ska Yearbook 2014 Chapter 5 Lists Sample

Something for you? Just head on over to


The Ska Music Yearbook available now for 2.99€, (plus taxes, differing from country to country).

We have put a lot of work into the Yearbook. We tried to build something that has some value two lovers of ska music in years to come, something that you will love. Believing the Ska world is strong on tradition and that sometimes we like to take a look back in history.

Huge thanks to Peteonthebeat, Charles Benoit and Mochammad Yasser for their interviews and texts and other contributions.

If the Ska Music Yearbook is something for you, don’t hesitate to get it at


Any questions or comments? We’d love to hear them.

Enjoy, Greg (design and tech guy) and Joachim

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With his Ska band The Braces (1984-1991, 2000-2006) Joachim Uerschels released three albums for Unicorn, Pork Pie and Mad Butcher Records. He lives in Cologne, Germany as a writer and musician. In 2016, he published his solo debut album "Songbook Vol. II" as Joe ScholesJoe Scholes


  1. Lieber Jockel,

    feine Seite!
    Ich habe auch was Neues aufgelegt:

    Würdest Du das Ska-Festival im Langen August am 22.08. bitte mit im Kalender aufnehmen?
    Besten Dank!
    Stay Rude,

  2. Congratulations on delivering such an outstanding piece of work. I love it. Not only fascinating interviews and information but also a true inspiration for the book that I am writing too.

    1. Thanks Des, thanks for your kind words. Looking forward to reading your book about the spirit of 89.

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