Gene Krupa Swing Band – SING SING SING.  The drumming man himself brought the house down with his primal drum fuelled experience.

The Ethiopiques –  A cultural piece of gold from the Horn of Africa. Ancient melodies played in a suit and tie big band format.

Cab Calloway –  The master entertainer.. Minnie the Moocher on the Blues Brothers set the scene

The Skatalites – this is where it all started in early Jamaica. They defined a genre and tapped into a fresh independent psyche

Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra – Our Japanese comrades have been touring the world constantly giving Ska the oriental sway.