And saxopho-nist Roland Alphonso or trombone-player Don Drummond — future stalwarts of The Skatalites — had no grounds to envy the best American instrumentalists either. As for the singers, Owen Gray, Laurel Aitken, Theophilus Beckford, Bob Marley or Derrick Morgan to name only a few made founding records which have remained part of ska and reggae legend. They gave way to a rockabilly revival launched by Stray Cats and the electronic pop which dominated the British scene in the early Eighties. Many Jamaican musicians since then have tried to claim paternity of ska; and many untruths and misleading stories surrounding its birth have continued to be published over the years.
Dance Hall After the violence of the economic crisis of , blues was no longer selling. In fact, from being marginal it moved straight to unfashionable. The music had rhythm; it brought dancers to their feet; and it was a dream for improvisers. Until then, Afro-American music styles — which stimulated the body as much as the mind — were kept at a certain distance by the white majority.
Broadly, Protestant and Catholic traditions had considered for centuries that music should imperatively lift the spirit towards God. So music had to speak to the mind. Until then, this music that incited people to move their bodies around unashamedly was confined mostly to the haunts of Afro-Americans, i. The Jamaican community in New York was quite large at the time.
As Mezz Mezzrow relates in his autobiography, you could find Jamaican marijuana rather easily in New York, and it was a variety which had a lot of fans among jazz musicians, including some of those you can hear in this set. A Jamaican saxophonist by the name of Lord Fly spent a good part of his career in New York before becoming a calypso singer, and there were a few chic cabaret-type places like the Cotton Club3 from which blacks were banned, but which still had a sizeable following amongst white middle-class slummers in search of a good time in the Afro neighbourhoods of New York.
Places like these staged some fantastic shows with dancers and musicians, and jazz reached the summits in Afro-American favourites such as the prestigious Savoy Ballroom4 in Harlem5. For most of the white majority — and for a high percentage of Blacks — lindy hop was about as decadent as you could get.
Some fabulous orchestras played in these places, and the medium tempo of the music favoured dancing; it was called swing. Post-war, in , the great American public continued dancing to the strains of popular music whose Afro-American roots were better integrated. The artists were often white: After the war and the Golden Age of Kansas City, jazz big-bands were increasingly costly to maintain and also on the way out of fashion; from onwards, led by Charlie Parker,11 modern jazz would favour smaller groups commonly called combos.
What would become of dancers? What about their jazz bands? Well, most of the market would be shared by white musicians playing various kinds of popular music, from the white gospel of Stuart Hamblen to the radio-oriented pop of Jane Froman, Dean Martin or Bing Crosby. And there was also bluegrass, country music12 and its honky tonk style Jamaica liked country music, too: And the reverse was also true: Jump Blues Young Afro-Americans turned to a fashionable post-war sound when they wanted to dance, and its name was jump blues Rhythm and blues was in its early days, and jump blues was a young, dance-oriented branch of the tree played by bands where wind instruments were still important.
There were excellent musicians around although not many in number: The tempos played were sometimes fast but most of all, in this continuity of pre-war swing, it was the tempos which made people want to dance.
When a band wanted to bring everyone to their feet, the best way to do it was to play a shuffle, which incidentally is also the aim of this album. Released in , this version of a Johnny Mercer piece has references to the jargon and rank of U. Here Bartholomew plays his own shuffle composition My Ding-a-Ling he was referring to his penis which in gave Chuck Berry one of the biggest hits in his career. It was more the music of rhythm.
And similarly, the rhythm and blues of the southern United States found its place in Jamaica: Jamaica A whole strain of West Indian musicians came up who made contributions to the so-called jazz scene, and they were all virtually descended from the true African scene. In the poorest ghettos — where the demand for music was very high — people had to make do with imported American records, brought in first by soldiers during the war, and then by deejays who were following the trends across the water.
Blues parties were organized by crews owning portable P. And we all know how successful that was If there was one thing Jamaica liked, it was an instrumental, and jazz was particularly popular there in the Fifties.
Ska later came to reinforce that trend with great vocal groups such as the Clarendonians, the Gaylads with Dobby Dobson, Higgs and Wilson, the Techniques, the Wailers, etc. In turn, reggae went through various mutations to become a symbol of so-called world music in reflecting a multicultural society. Shuffle also had a direct impact on the first international ska hit. Ranglin was one of the main actors in the first mento recordings made in Jamaica before leading the way in Jamaican shuffle as early as and then ska.
Blackwell went on to issue Jamaican shuffle and ska in the U. The original version of My Boy Lollipop is hardly known at all, but you can listen to it here: Some pieces fall exactly where the two rhythms are hinged, like One Cup of Coffee.
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The creation of ska rhythm by Jamaican drummer Lloyd Knibb dates from the end of or early Then the music changed. I started with the Burru style [Ed. The second and fourth beats were the most direct rhythm. From rock and roll and rhythm and blues we went to ska. Everybody got hooked on that rhythm. Shuffle origins Shuffle drums were played in a style derived from boogie woogie piano.
You can find it notably in Burru drumming, Kumina revivalist ceremonies and the nyabinghi of Rastas, who always sought to preserve the memory of slavery and strengthen their African identity. You can listen to a rare mixture of pure shuffle and these ritual Rasta drums on African Shuffle by the legendary Count Ossie and the Wareikas It is also present in traditional Jamaican mento This custom was deve-loped in shuffle in the Forties.
The lure of the shuffle its afterbeat or offbeat was total. And that attraction for the afterbeat is found in churches, with tambourine rhythms, hand-claps etc. In Afro-American cultures, in fact, African religions were mixed with the biblical religions of Methodist, Pentecostal, Baptist, Apostolic and other churches. For the strictest believers, the feet should never leave the ground, with movement only obtained through a shuffle, that sliding step which, much later, became a dance-step which black dancers practised with virtuosity.
On the continent of North America they were present as early as the 18th century in circles where Negro spirituals freed the soul. Later, at the time of the minstrels, came the soft-shoe shuffle which gave rise to several variants. And that step was no doubt transposed much later into the orchestra, giving rise to a particular rhythm.
So, from tambourines to Baptist hand-claps, and from the rhythms of sliding feet to jazz tap-dancers and the rhythm and blues which you can sample here, the practice of the shuffle in its diverse forms was one of the many common denominators that joined Afro-American and Afro-Caribbean Creole traditions. No doubt due to its use in the dance-steps of certain religious rituals, the shuffle originally carried behavioural notions of respect, goodness, honesty, conscience and religion.
But cheating is of course possible when you shuffle a deck of cards: Protestant Baptist churches were in the great majority in Afro-American communities in the U. For Baptists, who clapped their hands on the shuffling offbeat in their ceremonies, dancing per se was excluded. Cotton Club FA , which deals with its history.
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