Jamaica Ska Music, Man
Mega Ska and Reggae
Fun in the Sun Page

Here's some music from the Caribbean to warm you up. Reggae became popular and Ska faded into the background. Now it has come alive, stronger than ever. There are now British and American Skas as well. I prefer the original Ska to Reggae, both of which are from Jamaica and identified under the same classification.

The writer has vacationed and worked in the Caribbean, and can report that it is a great place to visit, and the music, people, sun and beaches are fantastic. When the music plays, who cannot move a muscle? It is impossible to stay still, and the Jamaicans can sure show you how to move, if you're the dancing kind. And remember if you go there: stick to fruit juice! (Rum: for medicinal purposes only, and I don't mean preventative medicine.)

Ska is so infectious that it spread all over the Caribbean, so you will find either Ska or Reggae in any of those islands. Warm up by listening to a few samples. Can you hear the difference between Ska and Reggae? My favorite Ska song is Wings of a Dove, by Byron Lee, but I couldn't find a sound clip but here's one by the Blues Busters. If anyone can tell me who's version was playing in 1967, please let me know.

Folk, country/cowboy songs are a part of American and Canadian cultures. We also take a look at the good ol' American music.

Beaches of the World

Live Reggae Music

Check out some of these selected titles or go to the sites and select whatever you want.
Ska and Reggae:
Cowboy/Country/Folk - the good old songs:

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Byron Lee and the Dragonaires

Ska after Ska...

Bob Marley - Birth of a Legend

Joseph Spence - Bahamas

Joseph Spence - Bahamas

You Can Get It If You Really Want: The Definitive [ORIGINAL RECORDING REMASTERED] by Desmond Dekker

Desmond Dekker CDs List
Desmond Dekker - King of Ska
Very Best of Desmond Dekker
Jamaica's Golden Hits Vol. 1 Best of Ska
Dynamite Ska
Steel Band Music of the Caribbean
Ska Bonanza

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Desmond Dekker

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Cowboy/Country/Folk - the good old songs
Gunfighter Ba1lads & Trail Songs Marty Robbins
History of Country Music site with sound files.
Sons of the Pioneer Free listening.
Cattle Call: Early Cowboy Music and Its Roots - Sons of the Pioneers
Songs of the West Vol. 1
Songs of the West Vol. 2
Songs of the West Vol. 3
Songs of the West Vol. 4
Sons of the Pioneers
Tumbleweed Trails

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