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Aaron Carnes’ genre defining tome In Defense of Ska gets expanded second edition

Skankin’ Pickle, courtesy of Aaron Carnes. Music journalist Aaron Carnes has spent his entire career offering a valiant defense of ska, the oft-maligned genre that originated in Jamaica and presaged rocksteady and reggae.  Ska is commonly divided into three “waves”—traditional Jamaican ska, two-tone ska (which emerged from Thatcher-era Britain), and third wave ska, exemplified by […]