Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Day 283 of 365 Day Jamaican Music Challenge - The Shiners - Romantic Shuffle

Let's go with some ska and most of all let's keep it simple today... yesterday's long-winded post took it outta me.  Here is a ska number from 1962 by a group that called themselves The Shiners and it's called "Romantic Shuffle" produced by Coxsone Dodd and released on the D Darling label in Jamaica and picked-up in the UK on Blue Beat.  It has the rhythm and blues feel with the vocals and instrumentation but the tempo is pure ska.  Now if I were a musician I could explain that evolution in rhythm pattern a lot more eloquently but to my untrained ears I know ska when I hear it and that, my friends, is ska.  Dig it!

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