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Discussion in 'Everything else' started by TheHealer, Mar 29, 2011.

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    Short clip on one of the greats of reggae, the Gladiators :

     
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    Can anyone tell me what's the difference between Reggae and "Ska"?
     
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    Someone else might be able to give a deeper analysis, but I think the main difference lies in the tempo and the rhythm. Reggae is a lot slower, while ska is more upbeat.
     
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    The history of Jamaica's music scene is pretty cool. As SDM said, there are rythm and tempo differences, but there is also a shift in the instrumentation used. Ska's uptempo and "busy" arrangements were replaced by Rocksteady and Reggae. The new trend got rid of the horns and pianos for the most part and replaced them with a focus on guitars and stronger rhythm sections.

    BURNIN' VERNON'S ORIGINAL SKA PAGE gives the historical background on the evolution of this music. Recommended if you are interested in learning more.

    Link Below

    Ska History 101 LINK
     
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    I've Got To Make It - Larry Marshall

     
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    The Maytals - Do the Reggay (as it was spelled)

    Among the first recordings to use the word (in any spelling).

     
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    @JimJam great tune!


    Take Five - Jazz Jamaica - (Paul Desmond)

     

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