Thursday, December 24, 2020

Ska Boom: An American Ska & Reggae Podcast

Greetings! I hope you are all well. Though I don't post here often -- writing my forthcoming book "Ska Boom: An American Ska & Reggae Oral History" which will be published by DiWulf Publishing in 2021 has taken up much of my time the last 3 years -- I wanted to share a new project related to the book and this blog. 

This blog and all the time and research I invested into it for several years was a real labor of love. But that work and the American ska history I uncovered along the way was instrumental in helping create the blueprint for my book. 

As the book goes into production -- layout and design -- I've started an audio companion in the form of a podcast that features stories about the bands featured in the book as well as interviews with American ska and reggae musicians and influencers featured in the book. 

As the book comes closer to a publication date, I'll be sure to post more details and information here. In the meantime, for your listening pleasure, here are the first 16 episodes of the podcast. 

 Happy holidays and may 2021 bring better things for all of us!

1 comment:

tehuti said...

I just listened to your episode on "Dance Craze" and had to make sure I still have the bootleg copy on DVD that I bought back in 2010. I had the VHS as well but who knows where that is now.

Thanks for chronicling the UK and American ska scene. Aside form one of my buddies I grew up with I have no one to talk to about this stuff! We saw The Specials in NYC back in the 80s and I caught Fishbone, Bad Manners, The Specials and The Selecter as well as the English Beat during their revival period after 1990. Still listening today as an old man.