Bands/Musicians Jamaican Ska Bands List

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List of Jamaican ska bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as ska solo artists from Jamaica are included as well. It's always interesting to see where famous bands got their starts, so use this list to discover some great Jamaican music that you've never heard before. The ska bands and artists below have played their music all over the world, but they all were formed in Jamaica. If you think the best Jamaican ska band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.

This list has a variety of bands in it, from Jimmy Cliff to Lee “Scratch” Perry.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular ska bands from Jamaica?" and "Which ska bands started in Jamaica?" then this list will answer your questions.
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Jimmy Cliff is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Jamaican Ska Bands List
Ska, Reggae
2
Lee “Scratch” Perry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Jamaican Ska Bands List
Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady
3
Peter Tosh is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Jamaican Ska Bands List
Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady
4
Bob Marley & The Wailers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Jamaican Ska Bands List
Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady
5
Toots & the Maytals is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Jamaican Ska Bands List
Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady
6
Toots Hibbert is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Jamaican Ska Bands List
Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady
7
The Skatalites is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Jamaican Ska Bands List
Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady
8
Ken Boothe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Jamaican Ska Bands List
Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady
9
Winston Grennan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Jamaican Ska Bands List
Ska, Rock music, Reggae
10
Coxsone Dodd is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Jamaican Ska Bands List
Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady
11
Millie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Jamaican Ska Bands List
Blue Beat, Ska, Reggae
12
The Wailers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Jamaican Ska Bands List
Pop music, Ska, Rock music
13
Jackie Mittoo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Jamaican Ska Bands List
Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady
14
Alaine Laughton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Jamaican Ska Bands List
Dancehall, Ska, Reggae
15
Count Matchuki is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Jamaican Ska Bands List
16
Derrick Morgan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Jamaican Ska Bands List
Blue Beat, Ska, Reggae
17
Glen Adams is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Jamaican Ska Bands List
Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady
18
Tommy McCook is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Jamaican Ska Bands List
Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady
19
Simpleton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Jamaican Ska Bands List
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Easy Star All-Stars is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Jamaican Ska Bands List
Ska, Reggae, Dub
21
Tony Ray is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Jamaican Ska Bands List
Tony Ray Dancehall, Ska, Reggae