Listen: Bonanza Ska / Carlos Malcolm & The Afro Caribs CarlosMalcolmBonanza.mp3
Don’t know about you, but I often get the urge to spin a few early 60′s ska or rock steady sides. Like nuts, they go good with just about everything.
Usually a stickler for properly pressed (meaning not off centered) 45′s, even the perfect molds sound out of key. Add to that, the original tapes for many of these tracks are who knows where – so the pressings are often times cut from worn out, lovingly played vinyl copies. Again, part of the charm.
Never a dull moment when the genre reinterprets some theme, as with TV’s Bonanza, jump style. Fun and funny.