Celebrating Jamaica best Ska oldies and goodies 60s-70s-80s

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In the late #1950’s, Jamaican musicians began to incorporate American #R&B sounds into mento, and the hybrid form stabilized on using the same syncopated structure with an even stronger off-beat chord known as the skank (bonus info for music theorists: the skank in #ska is nearly always a major chord, while in #reggae it’s generally a minor chord). Typical instrumentation was a #guitar, a bass (sometimes a bass guitar, but just as often a concert bass), drum, saxophone, trumpet, and trombone: still the core ska band today, although some bands have much larger horn sections. Many of the musicians of this era are familiar today as reggae and rocksteady musicians: #BobMarley probably being the most famous to American audiences, with names such as #TootsHibbert (reputed to have actually invented reggae) and Desmond Dekker still having some familiarity.

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