If you still haven't entered the FREE GIVEAWAY for the must have ska book of 2010 -- 'Ska: An Oral History' written by Heather Augustyn, you still have one more week to do so.
Augustyn has collected the personal stories and oral histories of over 30 different Jamaican, English, and American ska musicians including never-before heard words from such greats as The Skatalites’ Doreen Shaffer, Roland Alphonso, Lloyd Brevett, Lloyd Knibb, and Lester Sterling; Derrick Morgan and Patsy (Millicent Todd); Lyn Taitt; Laurel Aitken; Toots Hibbert; Millie Small; Alex Hughes (Judge Dread); The Specials’ Roddy Byers (Roddy Radiation); The Beat’s Dave Wakeling and Ranking Roger; Lee "Kix" Thompson from Madness; The Selecter’s Pauline Black; and Buster Bloodvessel of Bad Manners. I reviewed a copy of the book back in October (read the review here) and conducted an interview with Augustyn back in May (read the interview here). Need more convincing? Have a look at some of the reviews the book is garnering across the ska and reggae blogosphere including: Trojan Records and The Jamaican Gleaner.
So how can YOU get a copy of 'Ska: An Oral History' by Heather Augustyn for free? The book give away is open to MOTB blog readers who sign-up to join the blog e-mail distribution list between today November 23rd and next Tuesday November 30th (think of this as a membership drive - one that will keep you up-to-date on the types of information and news you are used to reading on the blog as well as special offers). Just send an e-mail with the subject line 'Ska Book' to firstname.lastname@example.org to enter. I will randomly select one winner to receive the book and one runner-up who will receive a free copy of the new Bigger Thomas CD 'Steal My Sound' featuring 10 2-Tone inspired ska and reggae songs and art-work designed by original 2-Tone and Chrysalis Records artist John 'Teflon' Sims. The winner of the MOTB book giveaway will be drawn on November 30th 2010. Good luck and start sending in those e-mails!
If you are interested in buying 'Ska: An Oral History', its available for sale on Amazon.com. Click below: