More and more I listen to early Bob Marley (before the British producers) and I also listen to Toots and the Maytals. That’s good stuff. In no way does that give me a reggae pedigree. I’ve listened to it for 20 years but I know you’ve got to live it to really live it. I’ve written a fair amount of reggae tunes over the years, probably the best of which is “U Don’t Believe my Traction” my ‘Risky Biscuits’ album. That still is one of our favorite tunes to play live.
“Skankin’ Ain’t Easy” is a little more laid back however. The only way skankin’ should be.
Thanks for listening!