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Music genre
Stylistic originsJamaican mento and calypso; American jazz and rhythm and blues
Cultural originsLate 1950s Jamaica
Typical instrumentsGuitar, bass guitar, trumpet, trombone, saxophone, piano, drums, organ
Mainstream popularityHighest in early 1960s; wide popularity in Jamaica & notable popularity in United Kingdom; notable revivals in 1970s/1980s UK and late-1990s North America
Derivative formsRocksteady, reggae
Fusion genres2 Tone, ska punk, ska jazz, Oi!
Regional scenesJapan, Australia
Other topicsThird wave ska, list of ska musicians, rude boy, mod, skinhead, Suedehead

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Ska (c-eniconˈskɑː, Jamaican -endiaskja) is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1950s, and was the precursor to rocksteady and reggae. Ska combined elements of Caribbean mento and calypso with American jazz and rhythm and blues. It is characterized by a walking bass line accented with rhythms on the upbeat.

In the early 1960s, ska was the dominant music genre of Jamaica and was popular with British mods.

Later it became popular with many skinheads.

Music historians typically divide the history of ska into three periods: the original Jamaican scene of the 1960s (First Wave), the English 2 Tone ska revival of the late 1970s (Second Wave) and the third wave ska movement, which started in the 1980s (Third Wave) and rose to popularity in the US in the 1990s.

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Fronted by Buster Bloodvessel (born Douglas Trendle), the band was formed in 1976 while the members were at school together, and among their early incarnations were known as Stoop Solo and the Sheet Starchers. None of the members had any formal musical training, not even the ability to play any instruments. They were popular during the late 1970s and early 1980s, a period when lots of similar ska bands filled the charts. Some of their hits include "My Girl Lollipop", "Lip Up Fatty", "Special Brew" and "Ne-Ne-Na-Na-Na-Na-Nu-Nu". One of the main reasons for their notoriety was because of their outlandish, larger-than-life, huge tongued & shaven-headed front man. Buster's exploits got them banned from the British TV chart show Top of the Pops[citation needed](which included dressing as Henry VIII and singing to a blow-up doll for the song "Lorraine", pouring a large can of baked beans over his head, and dressing in a can-can dancer's dress to promote their single "Can-Can"). They were also banned from Italian TV when Buster had decided after a particularly successful concert that he should moon the crowd, having been told that the Pope was watching on TV.[1] Despite having scored many hits and featuring prominently in the UK charts of the early 1980s, Bad Manners are perhaps most renowned for their song "Special Brew". The song is ambiguous in meaning, but the most common interpretation of the song is that it is a love song to the famous alcoholic drink after which it <b>...</b>
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se que a muchos les gusta mas la version ska de amargo adios igual que a mi y por eso hice este video, espero que les guste ya que yo estoy muy satisfecho con el resultado PD: si se fijan bien, parece que los mariachis estan bailando ska xD
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