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Editors Note: Common Misuses of the Terms “Ska” and “Rocksteady”

Recently I was hanging out on tour with my friends Jesse Wagner and Roger Rivas, singer/guitarist and organist respectively of L.A. early-reggae group The Aggrolites. We somehow got onto the subject of past interviews we  had given, and how frequently in the course of these interviews we had encountered what to each of us had stood out as glaring misuses of the terms “Ska” and “Rocksteady.” My Aggro-buddies told me that they had frequently been mis-labeled as a “Ska” band, despite never having performed or recorded a single Ska song.… Read More