‘This Is Ska’: hi-energy documentary on Jamaican dance music from 1964


1964 documentary This Is Ska has been viewable on YouTube in chopped up form, but now you can watch all 40 minutes of this wonderful slice of musical history without missing a single beat. Skank God.

Jamaican Ska – Byron Lee & The Dragonaires
Sammy Dead-O – Eric ‘Monty’ Morris
One Eyed Jack – Jimmy Cliff
Wash Wash – Prince Buster
Treat Me Bad – The Maytals
She Will Never Let You Down – The Maytals
So Marie – The Charmers
Rough ‘N’ Tough – Stranger Cole
Two Roads Before Me – Roy & Yvonne
I Don’t Know – The Blues Busters
Sammy Dead-O – Byron Lee & The Dragonaires
King Of Kings – Jimmy Cliff

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