The album features "twelve singular takes on specially chosen protest songs across an almost 100-year span and shows The Specials still care, are still protesting and are still pissed off," including songs by Leonard Cohen, Frank Zappa, Talking Heads, Bob Marley & more
With ska gaining mainstream traction in the U.S. once again, we put together a list of 64 essential ska albums from 1964 to present, with albums released during each of the past seven decades by artists from all over the world.
Last year would've marked Bob Marley's 75th birthday, and the Marley family hosted a variety of events all year to celebrate. Among those events were supposed to be tribute concerts from the late legend's sons Ziggy and Stephen, but since those couldn't happen due to coronavirus, Ziggy did a virtual covers set in the summer, playing some of his father's classics like "Redemption Song," &
“We were Black before the election and we will be Black after the election,“ Salaam says of his powerful new album, which features a ”Strange Fruit” cover by the late Betty Wright, and themes of racial injustice and Black excellence over a backdrop of rap, soul, gospel, reggae, and more...