“Spirit of ‘69” Ska Special with The Reggulaters
Sunday 31st March
9am – 5pm
Ace Cafe London’s annual Scooter this year celebrates not only the two-wheeled blue smoke of the Lambrettas and Vespas of the Mods, but also the 50th “Golden” anniversary of a moment known and recognised since by the term “Spirit of ‘69”!
1968 saw the founding in London NW10 of Trojan Records, and its rapid growth during its first year was due in no small part to the development of a working class youth movement that embraced, this then new to Britain, Jamaican Reggae music as part and parcel of its culture. The purchasing power of this fast developing young demographic resulted in an explosion in Trojan record sales in the summer of 1969.
For a magnificent Double-Barrel day of the “Most turnin’ stormin’ sound o’soul”, skanking n’ stompin’ with the five-piece band The Reggulaters, playing the best in old school Trojan Reggae, Ska and Rocksteady, from artists like Desmond Dekker, Jimmy Cliff, Prince Buster, Justin Hinds, The Pioneers, Toots & the Maytals and a whole lot more at the Ace from noon, this Scooter Sunday Special is for all those Rudy’s, Skins and Suedes that “Keep the Faith”!