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Genre: traditional ska

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Traditional ska music is a genre that originated in Jamaica in the 1960s and is characterized by its upbeat tempo, prominent bassline, and use of brass instruments. It often features socially conscious lyrics and is influenced by various genres including jazz, R&B, and Caribbean music. The Slackers, The Dualers, and The Aggrolites are all modern bands that continue to play and evolve this genre, keeping its roots alive while adding their own unique twists.

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Releases by year

Here you can see the popularity of Traditional Ska genre over time. This graph shows albums and singles releases count by year and decade.

1990s 81
1990 2
1991 2
1993 1
1995 7
1996 14
1997 42
1998 3
1999 10
2000s 241
2000 11
2001 11
2002 6
2003 6
2004 20
2005 12
2006 28
2007 47
2008 43
2009 57
2010s 341
2010 36
2011 36
2012 29
2013 45
2014 27
2015 36
2016 23
2017 33
2018 37
2019 39
2020s 168
2020 42
2021 27
2022 43
2023 51
2024 5
831 releases

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Most popular traditional ska albums

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The Summer of Ska (Live)
2013
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Big Shot
2015
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Wish We Never Met
1999
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High & Mighty
2006
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Out of the Blue
2016
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Born Blue
2006
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Transitions
2006
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Montjuic Boneyard
2006
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Instrumental 90%
1997
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The Ramblers
2007
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The Victory
2020
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Turn Off
2009
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First Kick
2009
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Tot Al Seu Temps
2012

traditional ska music by decade

Explore traditional ska history by listening to songs from every decade. Click on the decade to view songs.

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List of traditional ska artists

Here is a list of traditional ska artists on Spotify, ranked based on popularity, who exemplifies the traditional ska genre. You can find out what traditional ska genre sounds like where you can preview artists or sort them the way you want, just click the headers to sort.

#namepopularityfollowers
1 29 14770
2 38 33721
3 32 6997
4 29 9063
5 22 8941
6 20 6893
7 25 7473
8 16 6029
9 17 2553
10 21 11688
11 23 7578
12 12 4421
13 10 4968
14 9 3520
15 26 3713
16 14 7043
17 7 2994
18 12 3916
19 8 3035
20 5 2381
21 5 3007
22 27 3689
23 26 4466
24 24 3421
25 24 2885
26 19 3419
27 23 6696
28 11 2487
29 13 3046
30 17 5203
31 8 580
32 17 2092
33 16 2729
34 14 4081
35 15 1619
36 11 2365
37 11 2216
38 10 3607
39 9 1414
40 10 1894
41 9 1568
42 9 1948
43 9 2606
44 8 4282
45 7 2009
46 7 1752
47 6 2631
48 6 754
49 6 1219
50 5 2089
51 5 884
52 5 2273
53 4 1559
54 4 672
55 4 1752
56 18 5997
57 17 5973
58 30 7519
59 30 6876
60 27 6037
61 15 3288
62 28 2318
63 25 2166
64 19 3690
65 20 1815
66 20 462
67 10 2271
68 18 7981
69 18 1089
70 5 1493
71 13 5006
72 5 925
73 10 7142
74 14 1816
75 12 2203
76 12 1152
77 12 1259
78 10 432
79 7 1790
80 8 728
81 8 502
82 7 3053
83 8 1662
84 8 1954
85 8 407
86 7 3017
87 7 1356
88 6 1789
89 6 1925
90 6 538
91 6 811
92 5 1374
93 5 875
94 5 1449
95 5 1530
96 5 1067
97 5 459
98 5 866
99 4 480
100 4 1380

traditional ska playlist created by Chosic

Enjoy this playlist of popular traditional ska music. We made this playlist using an algorithm created by our team.