Among the initial traditional ska rings from European countries to influence American shores, Germany’s Dr. Band Ding as well as the Mature AllStars had been led by vocalist/trombonist Richie Jung, previously of Un Bosso as well as the Ping Pongs. Rechristening himself Dr. Band Ding in tribute towards the Skatalites strike of the same name, Jung constructed the Mature AllStars, including bassist Andre Meyer and drummer Thomas Hoppe, and documented Dandimite, issued within the U.S. in 1997. Memory Di Dance implemented in 1998, and 2 yrs later the physician came back with Diggin’ Up Dirt.