Mudcat Café message #392365 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #30431   Message #392365
Posted By: Twiz
07-Feb-01 - 02:23 PM
Thread Name: What's the difference between calypso and reggae?
Subject: RE: What's the diff btwn calypso and reggae?
Blue Beat definitely came first, There was a tune called 'O Carolina' which I think was made into a pop record a few years back. That was the first tune I remember, I think it was sung by a band called 'Prince Busters All Stars'. The name changed from Blue Beat to Ska then to Rock Steady then Reggae. If you walked through Brixton SE London in the mid sixties there were BIG sound systems blasting out tunes everywhere