This week’s edition of Cross Eyed – our segment of video evangelism on the Wall – is a musical history lesson, so turn up those speakers and grab the tissue. Trust me, you’ll need them!
In all my years of being a true musical aficiando, I have learned the progenitors of Skat music, the Blues, R&B, hip-hop, rockabilly, grunge, rock n’ roll, jazz… and now SKA.
Oh sure, you have heard it came from Jamaica while folk were puffin’ on mad spliffs, couldn’t locate the latest Marley tunage so got jiggy with the keyboards and SKA was born. Not so fast, folks. The gem on the clip below is the forefather of SKA, and it’s sacred too!
Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, fans of Fishbone, The Toasters and Let’s Go Bowling, gather ’round… and peep SONSEED and “Jesus is my Friend.” Oh, good night, this is great! Puh-lease pass this on and maybe this hot group will get out of the nursing home and make a sequel.