What is "ska?"

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  1. 2HBStrat

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    I mentioned that a new song of mine is sort-of a mixture of blues and ska and one of the guys says "what's ska?"

    Life under a rock...how IS it under there?

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    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    Dark days, indeed.

    Maybe send him a link to this video:

     
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    These guys are from my neck of the woods (Grand Rapids MI) and have been together and touring for close to 30yrs.
     
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    Asking like you've never heard the word - unfortunate.

    But understanding the subtleties between Ska, Two-tone, Rocksteady, Reggae and the like can being like trying to understand metal.
     
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    sixstringfuel Hotdogs kill

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    Ska = Silly kitchen appliances?
     
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    An exquisite mix of reggae, pop, rock and big band.
     
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    I'm confused. Your thread title makes it seem like you're asking TGP what is ska but the post is saying your bandmate lives under a rock because they don't know what ska is or......is it actually that you described a song as a mix of blues and ska and when your bandmate asked what ska was you didn't know either and are now asking us what it is?
     
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    Ska actually predates reggae
     
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    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    So great.
     
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    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    Indeed.
     
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    Here's another one by Mustard Plug covering another W Michigan Band called The Verve Pipe.
    The story is that Sir Elton John himself offered The Verve pipe tons of $ for this song, but they never sold it to him.
     
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    You really can't tell from what I typed in post #1 what the story is?
     
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    It started here:

     
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    Playback disabled...
     
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    Some early Jamaican Ska by Prince Buster.
     
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    Tell him it’s the musical equivalent of knocking on wood, from the impression you get of it.
     
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    I was giving a general sound-scape response. :aok
     
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