Book Review: Ska Boom! An American Ska & Reggae Oral History

By Marc Wasserman

(paperback) $35.00

Musician, podcaster and author Wasserman’s book is an exhaustive, extensive collection of interviews with the people who enlivened the scene. An obvious labor of love, the story is told through hundreds of hours of intense interviews with musicians, artists, managers, club promoters, writers, promoters, and the fans who were there at the dawn of the ‘80s through the early ‘90s. The Untouchables, Bim Skala Bim, The Toasters, The Uptones, The Scofflaws, Let’s Go Bowling, Mephiskapheles are just a few of the bands interviewed.