The Son of the originator and king of ska Prince Buster Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Sultan has been performing since the late eighties and continues to date to keep his fathers legacy alive since his fathers death in 2016. His most recent performance in the UK was at “Skamouth” 2017. His father the legendary ska originator Prince Buster, who changed the face of Jamaican music forever and inspired generations of ska revivalists as well as producing greats like Toots and the Maytals. He paved the way for international reggae and become a worldwide star. Prince Buster also Inspired many UK bands & artists such as The Selector, The Specials and of course Madness. Sultan has performed across the United states as well in Hong Kong at Clockenflap Music & Arts Festival 2014 becoming the first ska artist to perform in any Chinese city. He Performed with his father in Sierra Nevada World Music Festival in California 2001 which was an incredible performance by both. He has also performed with Lester "Ska" Sterling and The Skatalites at Los Globus Night Club in Los Angeles 2014 and Dub Club with The Skatalites 2015. He performed an incredable tribute to his father at the Dub Club with the legendary Charlie "Organaire" Cameron in 2018 and at the Backstage Bar & Billiard in Las Vegas, Nevada 2014. As well as a great performance In Mexico City Ska Reggae Sinfonico 2018 attracting a huge crowd.
He covers the majority of his fathers music however also promoting and self-producing original songs such as Beautiful Angel and Love, Kindness, Joy and Happiness.
Its an honour to feature Sultan Ali the son of the originator and son of the king of Ska in an interview on Mods Of Your Generation
1) Growing up as the son of the legendary Prince Buster what are your fondest childhood memories and what is it like being the son of such and inspirational ska originator?
1a. Too numerous to mention; accompanying my father to his recording sessions at the respective studios, witnessing him writing creating melodies, composing, singing songs
and directing productions.
Imparting wisdom from father to son, critical thinking.
Active roll participating in family business; sales, account receivable, pressing the records,
sorting appropriate labels, bank deposits and jukebox management.
Fun family vacations
1b. A great sense of consciousness, knowing who are from within and not looking to the status quo narrative to define you...
My father, Muhammad Yusuf Ali globally known as Prince Buster O.D. Jamaica's pride
ambassador, Ska originator and 1st (first) superstar as a result of being the biological
son, I'm a beneficiary of the irresistible and hypnotic sounds of the genre called Ska and the best song ever "DANNY, DANE & LORRAINE" written, sang and produced by my father,
the late Prince Buster O.D.
2) What sort of music or other artists did your father listen to and what was the first record he introduced to you.
2a. My father was a connoisseur of music beyond genres, an extraordinary appetite and taste for music, the arts culture, religion, historical and world events.
List of artist and/or group: Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, Jesse Belvin, James Brown, Nat King Cole, Otis Redding, Brook Benton, Sammy Davis Jr, Fats Domino, Chuck Jackson, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Nancy Wilson, Aretha Franklin, The Platters, The Ink Spots, The Drifters and The Impressions just to name a few.
2b. Too many, I remember him playing Herbie Mann, Eddie Floyd.
3) Your father was a visionary changed the face of Jamaican music. Tell us about how this happened?
3a. As a boy growing up in Western Kingston he was influenced by the American Boogie-Woogie Rhythm & Blues, Jazz, and Gospel. He tried to garner a visa by entering the
Farm Workers Program to work on the farm in the USA, however this unsuccessful attempt to leave the little island was the catalyst that spark the creation of Ska.
Disappointment lead to creativity, meeting with the master drummer, Arkland Parks
known popularly as Drumbago, Jah Jerry on guitar and Stanley Notice on saxophone and as a result the national sound Ska was created ascending Jamaica to the world stage.....
4) Ska was Jamaica’s first international music genre and it took the world by storm including the United Kingdom in the early 60’s. Your father was an originator of the music and inspired many bands and artist. Tell us about that?
My father's music has reached bands and artists all around the world; Bad Manners, The
Selecter, The Specials, Orange Street, Buster Shuffle, No Doubt, The Red Stripes and Madness just to name a few.
Suggs McPherson, Lee Thompson, Neville Staple, Buster Bloodvessel, Jools Holland, Pauline Black, Rhoda Dakar, Gwen Stefani......................
5) How did your father’s legendary music career get started?
His career got started while attending school, gathering his neighbourhood friend to
the street corner to play and sing.
He also performed with a dance troupe.
6) You continue to keep your father’s legacy alive and have performed at many venues across the world. Most recently at Skamouth 2018 in the UK, you have released your own material. What’s next for you and what do you wish to achieve in the future?
Completion of recording material, releasing new music, performing around the world, defending my legacy as I'M THE RIGHTFUL HEIR TO THE THRONE !.
7) Your father was obviously a huge inspiration in your life and your childhood. Are there any other artists or individuals have inspired you?
Yes indeed, to many to name, I'm influenced by all the greats that preceded me;
Prince Buster O.D., Sam Cooke, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, I covered his Motown classic
song "Pride and Joy"
8) One of your original songs you perform is called beautiful angel. Tell us about the song, where can people buy or download it and about the meaning of the song and inspiration for the lyrics.
"BEAUTIFUL ANGEL" the song that came to me when I moved to Los Angeles, California.
I was inspired after playing and thinking about the word angeles
I'm conscious of celestial body, cosmic force and universal law
That song was given to me by a higher power, the medium and/or channel by which the
the song was expressed.
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9) What is your favourite song written and performed by your father and why?
"Danny, Dane & Lorraine" self evident, The song was written by father pursuant to his original family namely:
-Blossom Campbell > my mother> 1st (first) wife
- Donald Campbell > Danny
- Donovan Campbell > Dane
- Lorraine Campbell > Lorraine
10) Tell us about your first visit to the UK and what it was like performing at skamouth 2017.
It was a wonderful experience, my father has loyal fans in the UK and it was evident
as result of the welcoming and the reception that my siblings and I received.
My performance was well accepted by the loyal fans of my father.....
11) Your father had a beautiful close friendship with boxing heavyweight champion and the greatest of all time Mohammad Ali, what can you tell us about that and how they meet?
What a man, my hero the greatest Muhammad Ali, my father met him while on tour in the the UK, he was schedule to fight Henry Cooper
He inspired my father and as they say the rest is history.
12) What would you say was the father’s greatest achievement in life?
Emitting that sperm fusing with my mother's egg to create Donald Leroy Campbell
(Danny) > Sultan Muhammad Ali to carry on his legacy.
13) Have you performed alongside any other artists?
The legendary Lester "Ska" Sterling O.D. of the original Skatalites, legendary Charlie "Organaire" Cameron, Sly and Robbie, Stranger Cole, Derrick Morgan, Eric "Monty" Morris,
Mykal Rose, The Cables, The Clarendonians, Keith and Tex, Doreen Shaffer, Eugene Grey,
Carl McDonald, Neville Staple, Winston Francis, Prince Buster O.D. and Hugh Roy ...........
14) Tell us about some of the excellent musicians you have in your band?
Just to name a few: Lester "Ska" Sterling O.D. and Charlie "Oragnaire" Cameron
15) Do you have anything you would like fans to know about you, your life or your father and what can we look forward to from you in the future?
I say a BIG SKA-reeting's and SKA-thanks to all the fans of my father fans for
their loyal support throughout the decades and look to the future seeking your support
The Most High willing for the future new music and live performance around the world.
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HOWEVER ON THE CONTRARY !
They are unscrupulous beings that has been exploiting OUR birthright and/or legacy.
My father was hijacked by 2 (two) JEZEBELS with one of them claiming her sons are children of Muhammad Yusuf Ali / Prince Buster, QUESTIONABLE ??????????? DUBIETY OF PATERNITY.
It has been 3 (three) years since the demise of my father, Prince Buster and medical
records and causation of his death among other things.... kept a secret NON DISCLOSURE.
My father, Prince Buster was victim of HOUSE ARREST subjected THREAT, DURESS AND COERCION.
Prince Buster and Prince Buster Music, Inc. now operated and/or managed by a total
strange vampire (NON FAMILY MEMBER)
Prince Buster Music, Inc. authorised the use of the song "Madness"
by Prince Buster for use in the $16m budget film, release date March 13, 2019 ; July 12, 2019 (United States).
A UK restaurant TV Ad used Prince Buster's Ska classic song "Madness"to promote, Dates: February 2017- May 2017, February 2018 - May 2018
WHO authorised this AGREEMENT and WHERE IS THE MONEY ????????????????
A Japanese record label used my fathers music and has re-issued numerous of Prince Buster's productions 45 RPM singles: "All My Loving"
"Cast Your Faith To The Wind" "You Dont Know" "Suspicion" "Broken Heart" "My Future
Lies Ahead" "To Be Your Lover" "Giving You A Try Girl" "Red Eye Girl" "Blue Is Blue"
"Love Each Other" and the album entitled "Let Go The Dance" Rock Steady Selection.
The validity of licensing agreement to date is QUESTIONABLE ?????????
a London law firm and their Senior Partners Administrator of Prince Buster Music catalogue repeatedly deny my demand to any and all information and/or documents pursuant to accounting and successor transfer.
YE SHALL KNOW THE TRUTH !
"And Judgement Is Turned Away Backward And Justice Standeth Afar Off For Truth Is
Fallen In The Streets And Equity Cannot Enter"
HURL TRUTH AT FALSEHOOD UNTIL WE KNOCK OUT THE BRAIN...................
Defender and Advocate for Birthright and/or Legacy
THE BIOLOGICAL AND RIGHTFUL HEIR TO THE THRONE ! WorldBuster Music P. O. Box88835 Los Angeles, California 90009 USA Email: https://www.thesultanofska.com
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