One of my favorite examples of Hip-Hop Ska is Kid Koala’s Skanky Panky was featured in last year’s Starbucks campaign. Starbucks doesn’t play around when it comes to marketing, so I imagine there’s a focus group study proving that ska sells more coffee. I’d like to see this data.
I thought my brain was playing tricks on me when this ad popped up on my TV this morning. Traddy Ska on a major network, what’s going on?
I’m having trouble placing the song… Skatalites or Baba Brooks, I’m sure. But if anyone has the details, please share them with the rest of the class. Eagle-eyed reader reports that it’s Ska Beat by Alton Ellis.
If I was the maker of fine sugar, I wouldn’t sell it in a milk carton. But I would use the sweet Ska sounds of Norway’s Razika to sell the stuff. Luckily, the makers of St. Louis Sucre got it half-right, featuring the sugary sweet, Taste My Dream.