Monday, September 12
"Lester Sterling, the celebrated saxophonist trained at Kingston's famous Alpha Boys School and member of the legendary Skatalites, didn't realize Jamaican music pioneer Prince Buster was so multitalented when he first met him. None of the big producers in the 1950s and Sixties, after all, were also musicians, singers or performers. ... From biking around Kingston delivering records by hand to becoming one of the foundational giants in Jamaican music, Cecil 'Prince Buster' Campbell, who died on Thursday, left an enormous legacy as the King of Ska. The musician's telltale bounce and clap of Jamaican ska is unmistakably as unique as its creator. ..."
Rolling Stone - Prince Buster: Jamaica's True Voice of the People (Video)
YouTube: Madness, Enjoy Yourself, One Step Beyond, Rough Rider, Al Capone, Ten Commandments, Lion Of Judah, 30 Pieces Of Silver, Wings Of A Dove, They Got To Come, They Got To Go, Hard Man Fe Dead, Black Head Chiniman, Whine And Grine (Behind Bars), Why Am I Treated So Bad (Dub), Sata A Miss Gana (Dub), Swing Low (Dub), Etc.
YouTube: She Was A Rough Rider (Full Album), National Ska - Pain In My Belly - 1964, Tutti Frutti Completo, What A Hard Man Fe Dead, The outlaw, Ska lip Soul, Etc.