#Jamaican ska rhythms Rock Steady Soul -Original Cool Sounds of Duke


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Music historians typically divide the history of ska into three periods: the original Jamaican scene of the #1960s; the 2 Tone #ska revival of the late #1970s in Britain, which fused #Jamaican ska rhythms and melodies with the faster tempos and harder edge of punk rock; and third wave ska, which involved bands from the #UK, other European countries (notably Germany), Australia, Japan, South America and the United States, beginning in the #1980s and peaking in the 1990s. Jamaican: is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1950s and was the precursor to rocksteady and reggae. It combined elements of Caribbean mento and calypso with American jazz and rhythm and blues. Ska is characterized by a walking bass line accented with rhythms on the offbeat. It was developed in Jamaica in the 1960s when Prince Buster, Clement "Coxsone" Dodd, and Duke Reid formed sound systems to play American rhythm and blues and then began recording their own songs.

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