The Uptones were selling out night clubs when they were still Berkeley High School students. Uptones’ founders, Eric Din and Paul Jackson sit down with Bay Area music journalist, Joel Selvin, and talk about why they choose to be a Berkeley Ska Band. The podcast includes lots of Uptones music. It’s worth a listen, and makes me proud to be a small part of this narrative. Listen to the podcast, you’ll really enjoy it!
I Love Ska. One of the first sites we created is Ska4u.com.
You’ll find the best list of Free Ska MP3s at this site.
Ska combines the elements of Caribbean mento and calypso with American jazz and rhythm and blues.
Then in the 1970s Ska met punk.
And it has grown worldwide ever since.
Although Ska has not been accepted by the mainstream radio and the established music business, Ska is very popular with the younger generation.