Ska percussion ... style ID?

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Ska percussion ... style ID?

Postby davesjukebox » Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:23 am

There are a few tunes that have a particular drumming style that I'd really like to know more about. Here are the two that come to mind right now:

Beverley's All Stars - Fly Right
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1VPj-KjK_I

Don Drummond & The Skatalites - Smiling
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N71pMmLNp-Y

Does anyone know where this style originates? Is it rooted in afro- or latin- percussion? Thanks for the help.
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Re: Ska percussion ... style ID?

Postby lankou » Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:30 am

Burru drumming mixed with latin styles. That whole vibe was mostly developped by Lloyd Knibb, originally.
There are quite a few current bands which have now nicely adopted it in countries such as Spain, the USA and Japan.
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Re: Ska percussion ... style ID?

Postby johnnyB » Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:58 pm

Burru drumming style indeed as this crazy man exemplifies:

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Qz56RMaMXZ ... z56RMaMXZY

Other tunes of this kind?
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Re: Ska percussion ... style ID?

Postby marmalade » Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:39 pm

love Lloyd Knibbs' drumming, and never knew it was burro influenced

to my ears Tinleg was a later version, just as wild on the kit
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