There was a time in the 90’s that ska was hip: The boys wore wingtip shoes, the girls wore checkered tights and they all praised something questionable called “Third Wave.” Good ska was being bastardized by popular new revivalists like No Doubt and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Toots and the Maytals is not that kind of ska; this is the real classic First Wave stuff. It’s Jamaican and soulful, kind of half-reggae with a bounce and a dash of gospel.
— By Jaime Lees
link: Toots and the Maytals