Prince Buster (and the Skatalites) Fly Flying Ska (1964)

The Skatalites playing the instrumentals for Prince Buster’s album… there is something deep and profound that this album reveals about the relationship between Prince Buster and Ska, and Jamaican music in general (rocksteady and reggae also).
Prince Buster has been influential but a step removed to the point that it is difficult to box his style into a genre. He is so removed from reggae that he stopped making music because the Rastafarian influences offended his Muslim beliefs… I have no idea what allure Islam could possibly have over rastafarianism, but whatevesies. He lives in Miami likely spending most of his time playing shuffle-board, as old as he is now (74).


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