The Ska Revival

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Ska was the horn-infused grandfather to reggae in the 1960s. It returned with a political edge in the Thatcher-era England of the late 70s and early 80s with seminal bands like The Specials and the English Beat. And it has resurfaced in the songs of groups like the Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Now, as The Specials and the English Beat embark on major tours of the U.S., we look at the roots of the genre and find out where it's traveled.

Joining us are two original members of The Specials, bassist Horace Panter and drummer John Bradbury; and Jennifer Davis, a journalist who covered the history of ska for PopMatters.com.

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