All Because I Love You - Dr. Ring Ding Ska-Vaganza - Piping Hot
Label: Pork Pie - BR012LP • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Europe • Genre: Reggae • Style: Ska, Reggae
Thanks go out to The Skatalites for making it possible. Because when they played in Cologne, Dr. Ring Ding simply had to make a stop All Because I Love You - Dr. Ring Ding Ska-Vaganza - Piping Hot his frequent travels through the Ska Universe to see the show.
The interview we did actually comprised more topics, some history past and future. Other parts will be published soon. And there will be a video report, too. But for now we focus on Dr. Ring Ding Ska-Vaganza and their new offering. He is a musicologist. Who am I to judge! RSS: And I am very happy that you are here to talk with me about it. I heard you got the All Because I Love You - Dr.
Ring Ding Ska-Vaganza - Piping Hot to record this album early this year. I was on tour in Italy and in Poland.
A great band, they play traditional style. I did my traditional old Ska tunes with them. They were also backing Roy Ellis, Mr Symarip. And Natty Bo from London was there spinning records. I got so excited. But they can also play Ska. So, I asked them, if they would like to record with me. They are really good. We did some demos, rehearsed them together. There are some great horn players from there, too. And we added some horn Seasons In The Sun - Terry Jacks - Seasons In The Sun / Put The Bone In from Germany: Mathias from The Busters is playing a multitude of instruments on the record.
And Markus from the Senior Allstars is playing guitar and organ. Plus some percussion people from here. We started recording the basic tracks in May RSS: Since the musicians live in different countries, did they actually meet? Or how did you arrange the recording sessions? For some of the horns I went to Mainz in Germany where the saxophone player Mathias lives.
So I always had my hard drive with me and recording everybody, getting everything together. Then I sent the hard drive to the island of Macao, Hong Kong. This All Because I Love You - Dr. Ring Ding Ska-Vaganza - Piping Hot where the sound engineer who did the recordings of the basic tracks had a job for three months. I wanted him to mix the album. We sent mp3s back and forth. And was it clear from the beginning that you were going with Pork Pie?
And I was very happy with their work. How they do promotion, how they handle everything. And somehow it was clear that we should do a vinyl version, too, because Traditional Ska goes on vinyl.
There has to be an LP. My agency in Barcelona, Buenritmo, are also a small record label. They offered No Brains - Eater - The Compleat Eater put out the vinyl version. Or I offered them to put it out. It depends which way you look at it. One is quite outstanding for us as Germans. They are one of the most lively and vivid Ska scenes in the world.
I listen to a lot of Ska music from around the All Because I Love You - Dr. Ring Ding Ska-Vaganza - Piping Hot. And I would say that the Catalan scene is one of the strongest in the world. And I love the song. Maybe a Ska version would be nice. I listened to it. And I loved it. RSS: Every child learned about this song. At least when we grew up. How did you get the idea to record it? We tried to transfer the German folk song into some Afro Carribean folk song.
And it works well. I like it. How did that come about? Not that it is about unemployment, resignation. I knew I wanted to do one with Doreen Shaffer. And I knew it had to be something special, out of the obvious. I had already heard some different versions of the song.
Most of them are very close to the original version that Peter Gabriel did with Kate Bush. They changed the rhythm as well. I also do this in a duo version with a jazz singer. And she is a positive and good person.
RSS: Would you say there is a topic that runs through the album lyrically and topically? The whole album deals with positivity, with life, love, lust for life. And I did this on purpose. We recorded two more songs, which are a bit more negative, and they The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress - Karolina Glazer - Normal not on the album.
For other reasons, too. But I wanted to keep the album positive. Loving your life. Not to give up. I did other albums that are more gloomy. And I also listen to the music of Tom Waits, about broken things and broken hearts. It gives you positive energy. Ring Ding is the most prolific and internationally renowned Ska musician from Germany.
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No 1 resource for the global ska community. Login Register. It is really hot. He lives in Cologne, Germany as a writer and musician. Inhe published his solo debut album "Songbook Vol.
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