It is characterised by a walking bass line, accented off beat guitar or piano rhythms.
In the early 1960s, ska was a massive musical genre in Jamaica, as well as being popular with British Mod movement.
Time Periods of Ska
Music historians typically divide the history of ska into three periods;-
- 1) The original Jamaican ska scene of the 1960s,
- 2) The Two Tone ska revival that started in England in the late 1970s,
- 3) The ska revival movement, which started in the 1980s.
- 4) We'd like to add the Ska Punk of the 90s to that list as well.
Some Ska Bands
Cherry Poppin' Daddies
Sonic Boom Six