Welcome to Ska Boom Stories which is the audio companion to my book Ska Boom: An American Ska & Reggae Oral History now available from DiWulf Publishing and Amazon.  

The goal of the Ska Boom podcast is talk about ska with an emphasis on American ska history and the bands, musicians and people who have helped to create and influence a uniquely American version of ska and reggae that spans from the late 70s until today. 

Like me, you’ve probably heard 'Pass the Dutchie' many times. And it probably makes you smile and dance. I never get tired of hearing it. What isn’t well-known is that MY trace their origins all the way back to the iconic 60s Jamaican rocksteady act The Techniques. What also isn’t very well know is the very sad story behind their ride from obscurity to fame and back again in just 15 months in the early 80s when the members were all still young teenagers.

Ska Boom is hosted/produced by Marc Wasserman and co-produced/engineered by Rob George and appears on the Pantheon Podcasts.

Please note: The music clips included in this podcast fall under the “Fair Use Doctrine” as defined by Section 107 of the Copyright Act. The law allows for use of music clips for purposes of criticism, comment, and news reporting.

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