Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Laurel Aitken Inside Out

Here's a fantastic piece on Laurel "the Godfather of Ska" Aitken from the BBC's "Inside Out" TV program (which must have aired in fall 2010) that provides a good overview of his career--and features interviews with Buster Bloodvessel (Bad Manners), Charley Anderson (The Selecter), Roy Ellis (Symarip), Neville Staple and Lynval Golding (The Specials), Mark Wyeth (Club Ska), and Sandra Aitken (his wife) all commenting on Laurel's life, his extraordinary impact on ska music, and his many musical achievements.

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Hat tip to John of Hoi Polloi Skazine for pointing out this nugget.


Miles said...

Great ribute video. Thanks for the upload.

Miles said...



Steve from Moon said...

Thanks! Laurel was the best!