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Forerunners of Ska Music

The revolution of SKA

The Evolution of SKA

Wave to and fro the harmony of Ska music-chronicle, the Reggae is frequently considered as the precursor to Ska music but Ska induced the progress of reggae. It is a musical form mixed with Jamaican music style intermingled with blues and alt rock. Perhaps, most of the music enthusiasts nowadays are familiar with Ska music through the prominent bands from the 80s. However, it was famously recognized since 1970. The earliest tune relates to the music pattern of the New Orleans Brighten along with their instruments that were stirringly made in the Land of Springs. Percussions and strings had been correspondingly utilized with an upbeat sound.

Sir Clement Seymour Dodd, or simply known as “Coxsone,” is one of the most significant contributors of Ska music. Although he was not a music artist, he produced renowned bands in his recording studio called Studio One. In the late 50s, his successful creations became wildly well-liked in the fourth largest island nation of the Greater Antilles. And through the vehement lifestyle of “Rudies” or the rude boys, who were clad in sharp suits and Trilby hats that are enthused in American gangster motion pictures, jazz and soul music entertainers, in the poverty-stricken area and politically vicious culture of Kingston; the tensions between them and the political gangs led to other musically inclined citizens to generate symptomatic songs towards the strife in Jamaica, commending them to become less furious and violent. Subsequently, rude boys learned to express their notions by means of leaping and frolicking in Rastafarian dance halls.

Based on research, Ska music was divided into three eras: the First Wave (1960s), the Second Wave (in late 70s) and the Third Wave (1980s).

First Wave – the original Jamaican scene

Desmond Dekker
“007 (Shanty Town)”

The Skatalites
“Guns of Navarone”

Bob Marley & The Wailers
“Simmer Down”

Second-Wave Ska, or “Two-Tone” Ska – known as the period were the traditional music merged with punk rock.

The Specials / The Special AKA
“Too Much Too Young”

Bad Manners
“Lip Up Fatty”

Madness
“Baggy Trousers”

Third-Wave Ska – started in the 1980s and continued in the United States till the 90s.

The Toasters
“Two-Tone Army”

No Doubt
“Everything’s Wrong”

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
“The Impression that I Get”

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Singer-Model in the Spotlight: Sky Ferreira

Twenty-year-old Sky Ferreira was born to enact her talent. From just being a simple gal who lives in a whopping-talented city of Los Angeles, now; she is noticeable on the glare of publicity. Making music is her passion; Sky Ferreira is extremely zealous to showcase her talent to world.


She rose to fame on MySpace on which Sky uploads her music videos, original compositions and cover songs. The young star began working on her debut album that includes electronic pop tunes. Music icons such as Britney Spears, Madonna and The Runaways were her inspirations to achieve every young girl’s dream, and that is to be an international singing sensation. Sky guarantees that her own style is real, so she creates music and lyrics based on what she knows. Most of her masterpieces were telling stories about youth and desire; as she revealed that, “Not love though, because I haven’t experienced that yet.”

Check this out!!!

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9 Tearjerker Songs For Graduating College Students

College students have this mixed feeling of anxiety, nervousness, and excitement when graduation day comes. They are relieved that days of writing term papers and exams are behind them, but are also nostalgic of the countless happy and fun times, and are scared because they are stepping into the real world where unemployment rate is up and that it wouldn’t be as carefree as it is on the four walls of the university.

And graduation songs definitely add to the reminiscing mood on university commencement day. Songs have a way to make us feel grateful and sad at the same time. I dare you not to cry upon hearing the following songs that were a staple during G-day.

VITAMIN C (Friends Forever)

But when we leave this year we won’t be coming back
No more hanging out cause we’re on a different track
And if you got something that you need to say
You better say it right now cause you don’t have another day

The Beatles – In My Life

There are places I’ll remember
All my life, though some have changed
Some forever, not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places had their moments
With lovers and friends, I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life, I’ve loved them all

Eve 6- Here’s to the Night

Here’s a toast to all those who hear me all to well.
Here’s to the night we felt alive.
Here’s to the tears you knew you’d cry.
Here’s to goodbye tomorrow’s going to come to soon.

Rascal Flatts – I’m Moving On

I’ve lived in this place…
and I know all the faces
Each one is different…
but they’re always the same

Bowling for Soup- Highschool Never Ends

The whole damn world is just as obsessed
With who‘s the best dressed and who‘s having sex,
Who‘s got the money, who gets the honeys,
Who‘s kinda cute and who‘s just a mess
And I still don’t have the right look
And I still have the same three friends
And I’m pretty much the same as I was back then
High school never ends

Sarah McLahlan – I Will Remember You

I will remember you, will you remember me?
Don’t let your life pass you by,
Weep not for the memories
Remember the good times that we had?

Seals and Crofts- We May Never Pass This Way Again

They don’t see just where we’re goin’
And all the secrets in the universe
Whisper in our ears
All the years that come and go
Take us up, always up
…We may never pass this way again

Carly Smithson- Blackbird

Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these sunken eyes and learn to see
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to be free

Trace Adkins -You’re Gonna Miss This

You’re gonna miss this
You’re gonna want this back
You’re gonna wish these days hadn’t gone by so fast
These are some good times
So take a good look around
You may not know it now
But you’re gonna miss this

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