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Category: Prince Buster

“Whine and Grine”: Rocksteady with Pre-Fame Jeremy Sisto

Thanks to Dave Katz‘s feature article about Prince Buster in the June 2008 issue of Mojo for leading me to this 1998 Levi’s ad that stars a young Jeremy Sisto before the HBO series, Six Feet Under, made him a breakout star: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IELzLmiQs3I The advert utilizes Prince Buster‘s 1968 single

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King Records Goes Ska

Previous Zero to 180 posts have highlighted the strong cultural connections between Kingston Jamaica and Cincinnati, Ohio, as evidenced by (a) the radical rocksteady funk of Prince Buster‘s 1966 tip of the hat to “The Cincinnati Kid” himself, James Brown, as well as (b) the Jamaican LP from eight years

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The Real Cincinnati Kid

This blog’s first post is a tip of the hat to my hometown, Cincinnati, and the record label  that recorded the rhythm & blues and hillbilly bop that helped give birth to rock and roll — King Records. In 1965 King’s most famous and influential artist, James Brown (along with

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