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Ska FAQ



Frequently Asked Questions about ska music.

This FAQ about ska music was compiled and written by Tomas Willis tomas@twillis.com with numerous contributions by others.

-1.1: Introduction (alt.music.ska)
In response to all of those ``Isn't ska some dance form of reggae?''...
-1.3: What is ska music?
Ska is dance music, first and foremost. Ska was a *Jamaican ...
-1.4: Where did ska come from?
In the Caribbean island nation of Jamaica rhythm & blues sounds ...
-1.5: What is first-wave ska? Second-wave ska? Third-wave ska? Is there a fourth wave?
These terms describe ska music coming from three different ...
-1.6: What is ska-core?
Yet another label. A matter of semantics. Ska-core is ...
-1.7: What is a rude boy? (Ska)
A rude boy is not just an impolite male child. The street-...
-1.8: What is with the narrow-brim hats, dark suits and narrow ties? How come some of these ska bands look like the Blues Brothers? (Ska)
This is rude boy fashion from Jamaica in the 1960s....
-1.9: What is skanking? (Ska)
Skanking is the *canonical* ska dance. Being canonical doesn't ...
-1.10: What about reggae? (Ska)
Reggae music is an offshoot of ska that developed in the late 1960s....
-1.11: Oi! What about skanking skinheads? (Ska)
Skinheads, originally, come out of the same *working class* ...
-1.12: Recommended Reading and Bibliography (Ska)
Recommended Reading: (see )...
-2.3: Where can I hear ska on the radio? Australia
*Train to Skaville*...
-2.3: Where can I hear ska on the radio? Canada
-2.3: Where can I hear ska on the radio? Mexico and Spain
Ska radio shows in ...
-2.3: Where can I hear ska on the radio? USA West
-2.3: Where can I hear ska on the radio? Radio USA East
-2.3: Where can I hear ska on the radio? Radio USA - Other
-2.3: Where can I hear ska on the radio? Internet Radio
-2.4: Where can I hear ska live? p1
Some clubs and other venues have quite a few ska shows. Some ...
-2.4: Where can I hear ska live? Germany
-2.4: Where can I hear ska live? Spain, Sweden
-2.4: Where can I hear ska live? UK
-2.4: Where can I hear ska live? USA (CA)
-2.4: Where can I hear ska live? USA DC, FL, IL
(DC)
-2.4: Where can I hear ska live? USA KS, OH, GA
(KS)
-2.4: Where can I hear ska live? USA MA, MD, MI
(MA)
-2.4: Where can I hear ska live? USA NY, NC,
(NY)
-2.4: Where can I hear ska live? USA OH, PA, WI
(OH)
-2.5: Is anyone doing ska video?
Yes. Bradford Stein has finished a West Coast ska-umentary ...
-2.6: Are there any feature-length ska movies? What other movies did ska influence. What about TV shows?
Yes, there are feature-length ska documentaries, exemplified ...
-2.7: Are there any books about ska?
*N.B.* There is some overlap with See , and See . (Thanks to ...
-2.8: p1 What are some ska-related 'zines (fan-created magazines)?
Mike Fragassi, mfragass@ucs.indiana.edu, who supplied much of ...
-2.8: p2 What are some ska-related 'zines (fan-created magazines)?
Boss
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-2.8: p4 What are some ska-related 'zines (fan-created magazines)?
Gone Wise
-2.8: p5 What are some ska-related 'zines (fan-created magazines)?
James
-2.8: p6 What are some ska-related 'zines (fan-created magazines)?
Millwall
-2.8: p7 What are some ska-related 'zines (fan-created magazines)?
One Step
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-2.8: p9 What are some ska-related 'zines (fan-created magazines)?
The Pink
-2.8: p10 What are some ska-related 'zines (fan-created magazines)?
-2.8: p11 What are some ska-related 'zines (fan-created magazines)?
Skinhead
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-2.8: p13 What are some ska-related 'zines (fan-created magazines)?
Monkey
-2.10: What ska resources are on the Internet?
Thanks for much of the WWW information goes to Bill Tanner,...
-2.10: What ska resources are on the Internet? p2
General WWW Music ...
-2.10: What ska resources are on the Internet? p3
-2.10: What ska resources are on the Internet? p4
Ska Web
-2.10: What ska resources are on the Internet? p5
Usenet
-2.11: p1 Can anyone recommend some good ska albums for someone who has absolutely no clue about ska?
Here are a few choice titles, with an emphasis on compilations, ...
-2.11: p2 Can anyone recommend some good ska albums for someone who has absolutely no clue about ska?
Intensified Original ...
-2.11: p3 Can anyone recommend some good ska albums for someone who has absolutely no clue about ska?
Monkey
-2.11: p4 Can anyone recommend some good ska albums for someone who has absolutely no clue about ska?
The Real Jamaica - ...
-2.11: p5 Can anyone recommend some good ska albums for someone who has absolutely no clue about ska?
The Story of Jamaican ...
-2.11: p6 Can anyone recommend some good ska albums for someone who has absolutely no clue about ska?
This Are 2 ...
-2.11: p7 Can anyone recommend some good ska albums for someone who has absolutely no clue about ska?
Land Of The Bigfoot Ska: Ska From Bigfoot ...
-2.11: p8 Can anyone recommend some good ska albums for someone who has absolutely no clue about ska?
Mash It
-2.11: p9 Can anyone recommend some good ska albums for someone who has absolutely no clue about ska?
Mashin Up the ...
-2.11: p10 Can anyone recommend some good ska albums for someone who has absolutely no clue about ska?
Max the
-2.11: p11 Can anyone recommend some good ska albums for someone who has absolutely no clue about ska?
Ska Beats 1 - Freestyle ...
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Step On
-2.11: p13 Can anyone recommend some good ska albums for someone who has absolutely no clue about ska?
United Colors of ...
-2.12: p1 What are addresses of some record labels producing ska discs?
The legendary ska labels of the past -- Black Swan, Blue Beat,...
-2.12: p2 What are addresses of some record labels producing ska discs?
Black Pearl ...
-2.12: p3 What are addresses of some record labels producing ska discs?
Dill
-2.12: p4 What are addresses of some record labels producing ska discs?
Icon
-2.12: p5 What are addresses of some record labels producing ska discs?
Pork Pie Records/...
-2.12: p6 What are addresses of some record labels producing ska discs?
Signal Sound System ...
-2.12: p7 What are addresses of some record labels producing ska discs?
Trojan (UK)...
-2.13: p1 Are there some record stores that carry ska?
Some record stores that specialize in ska or at least have a ...
-2.13: p2 Are there some record stores that carry ska?
The
-2.13: p3 Are there some record stores that carry ska?
Reptilian
-3.3: What are the names of some ska bands?
These names are culled from various sources, especially ...
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-3.4: p1 Can I write to any of these Ska bands? Call them on the phone? Do they have Web sites and email?
A> You bet! Here are addresses and/or contacts for over 400 ...
-3.4: p2 Can I write to any of these Ska bands? Call them on the phone? Do they have Web sites and email?
Air Cushion ...
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Bad
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Bob's Quick ...
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Chencha
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Fresh
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Lee Harvey ...
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Los Autenticos ...
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No Tiene Nombre (N.T.N.)...
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Otis
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Taxicab
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The
-3.5: If I'm in a band, who can I contact for gigs andproduction? Do they have Web sites and email?
Are there any sound companies that specialize in ska music? Do ...









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