Marc Wasserman is the author of Ska Boom: An American Ska and Reggae Oral History. He’s also played bass in a number of Ska bands, and backed some of the genres legends in the historic1998 Skavoovee tour.

Marc joins us with stories, anecdotes, history, gossip, and, most importantly, the feeling of what it was like to be there as groups of young, ska-crazed acolytes spread their passion and ignited a fiercely loyal dedication to a burgeoning culture. Included are interviews with members of some of these seminal bands and fans who witnessed the birth and spread of a uniquely American version of ska and reggae and a forward penned by Horace Panter of The Specials.

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