Pandora Podcast #8: Reggae, Ska, Rocksteady and Dub

Our newest episode, in which the doldrums of late-winter snow get chased away by a trip to Jamaica…

Ray, Vic, Jayme and Mark from the Soul Captives show us variations on modern Jamaican music styles, while performing and explaining some of the subtleties of ska, dub, rocksteady, early reggae and roots reggae. This week’s episode features skanking riddims, a bubbling Lowrey, and some tasty spring reverb.

If any of you in Listenerland happen to be in Northern California this weekend, the Soul Captives and the Skatalites (45 years later, still making dancefloors shake) are performing together this Sunday 3/25 at Ashkenaz in Berkeley.

Check out the show here, and don’t forget to play the audio examples further down on the page.

Ray and Vic and I will all be chatting in the comments area at the bottom of that page, so come drop a line or ask a question. Enjoy!

Oh, and if you use iTunes and would like a free subscription to the Pandora podcasts, go here.



The Pandora Team

6 thoughts on “Pandora Podcast #8: Reggae, Ska, Rocksteady and Dub

  1. I think we are fortunate to have this Pandora station. Their music is beautiful, and I am called a ballroom dancer, so you can see why I love rthis music

  2. I love pandora. The music they play is pretty great and it keeps me updated with new music. I’m glad I was intoduced to pandora.

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