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 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
If you missed part 1