Ska Playlist

SKA

Before reggae, there was ska. This genre was indeed Jamaica’s first legitimate ‘pop’ music form, from which all others like rocksteady, reggae, and dancehall evolved.

Here we present a playlist of some ska classics, with links to iTunes and Amazon to purchase.

  1. Jamaica Ska – Byron Lee & The Dragonnaires
  2. My Boy Lollipop – Millie Small
  3. Oh Henry – Millie Small
  4. Simmer Down – Bob Marley & The Wailers
  5. Oil In my Lamp – Monty Morris
  6. Sammy Dead – Monty Morris
  7. Lion of Judah – Delroy Wilson
  8. Never Grow Old – Toots & The Maytals
  9. Trust No Man – Jimmy Cliff
  10. Wash Wash – Prince Buster
  11. One Hand Washes the Other – Prince Buster
  12. Remember I Told You – The Techniques
  13. Rough and Tough – Stranger Cole
  14. When I Call Your Name – Stranger Cole & Patsy Todd
  15. World’s Fair – Stranger Cole & Ken Boothe
  16. Arte Bella – Ken Boothe & Stranger Cole
  17. Ooh La La – Roy & Yvonne
  18. Shame and Scandal – Blues Busters
  19. Donna – Blues Busters
  20. Ska-Boo-Da-Ba – The Skatalites
  21. Chinatown – The Skatalites
  22. Ska Beat – Alton Ellis