The Bluebeats – Dance With Me – Review

June 1, 1997

As promised, these six middle-aged guys from New York capture a “fresh take on authentic Jamaican Rock Steady, Ska, and early Reggae – all with a twist of soul.”

What The Hell Is Ska? – Column

June 1, 1997

Ska originated in Jamaica in the late 1950s and early 1960s as a hybrid of the island music with the American music that was trickling into the islands.

Big Lick – Review

September 1, 1996

They describe themselves as “funked-up ska-core with a twist of jazz,” but that doesn’t account for the heavy sound or slightly punk ingredients.

Joint Ventures in Ska – Review

August 1, 1996

A tribute to marijuana. A lot of big-names here: The Selecter, Bim Skala Bim, Bad Manners, Scofflaws, Buck O Nine, and Skinnerbox NYC, among others.