The pool becomes bigger every year with bands from all over the world adding their take on Ska, Rocksteady and Early Reggae. The producers of the album of the year 2012 need not come from Jamaica or England, they can also live in Denmark, Russia or India.
The first time I met Dr. Ring Ding (a.k.a. Richie) was about 25 years ago, when his former band El Bosso & Die Ping Pongs and my former band The Braces played together at a Ska festival.
It is most certainly one the big Ska releases of the year 2012: “Piping Hot” by Dr. Ring-Ding Ska-Vaganza
Dr. Ring-Ding is definitely the most prolific and internationally renowned Ska musician from Germany. His new album “Piping Hot” is another highlight …