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•    Four classic 1960s studio albums plus a 24 track singles and rarities collection

•    Features ‘Ska With Laurel’. ‘Laurel Aitken Says Fire’, ‘Scandal In A Brixton Market’ and ‘The High Priest Of Reggae’.

•    Excellent value 5CD clamshell box set with LP reproduction wallet sleeves.

•    72 tracks of trailblazing ska, blue beat and high end reggae across five CDs.

•    The REAL sound of 1960s London!

From Cuba to Brixton, via Kingston, Laurel Aitken carried his share of the precious seeds of what was to become reggae music. From its blue beat, calypso tinged origins in the ‘50s to the battle tracks, musical diary entries and social comment of the mid-late 1960s that set the tone for punk rock and hip hop a decade later, this master craftsman cut side after high quality side for Pama Records, Dr Bird, Rio, Island and others, creating a vibrant catalogue that stands tall among the canon of music of West Indian origin today.

NB: This product is released September 15th and will not be dispatched before this date.




TRACK LIST:

DISC ONE

SKA WITH LAUREL

1.    STREET OF GLORY

2.    LONESOME TRAVELLER

3.    MADAME SOROISE

4.    WE SHALL OVERCOME

5.    CALL THE DOCTOR

6.    FREEDOM

7.    HALLELUJAH TRAIN

8.    LOOKING FOR MY BABY

9.    WOMAN IS SWEETER THAN MAN

10.    IT’S COMING DOWN

11.    TAKE OFF MY PYJAMAS

12.    LEAVE MY WOMAN ALONE

DISC TWO

LAUREL AITKEN SAYS FIRE

1.    FIRE (IN YOUR WIRE)

2.    WORRIED OVER ME (THE CLASSICS)

3.    HALFWAY TO PARADISE

4.    COCONUT

5.    QUANDO QUANDO

6.    IF YOU NEED ME

7.    LA LA LA (MEANS I LOVE YOU)

8.    RICE AND PEAS

9.    STAND BY ME

10.    SUNNYSIDE (SWIMMING POOL) (THE DETOURS)

11.    MR LEE

12.    GONNA GET MARRIED

DISC THREE

SCANDAL IN A BRIXTON MARKET

1.    SCANDAL IN A BRIXTON MARKET

2.    MADAM STRAGGAE

3.    STUPID MARRIED MAN

4.    TAMMERING

5.    HAVE MERCY

6.    NIGHT CRICKET

7.    RUN POWELL RUN

8.    TEDDY BEAR

9.    MR SOUL

10.    WOKE UP THIS MORNING

11.    BABYLON

12.    STOP THE WAR IN VIETNAM

DISC FOUR

THE HIGH PRIEST OF REGGAE

1.    JESSE JAMES

2.    MR POPCORN

3.    I GOT TO HAVE YOUR LOVE

4.    JOHN B

5.    SHOO BEE SHOO BEE

6.    HAILES SELAISE

7.    LANDLORDS AND TENANTS

8.    SAVE THE LAST DANCE

9.    WALK RIGHT BACK

10.    DON’T BE CRUEL

11.    WOPPI KING

12.    SUFFERING STILL (WITH GIRLIE)

DISC FIVE

SKINHEAD TRAIN (1960S SINGLES & RARITIES)

1.    BOOGIE IN MY BONES

2.    DRINKIN’ WHISKY (WITH THE CARIBS)

3.    MARY LEE / BARTENDER (WITH THE BLUE BEATS)

4.    BROTHER DAVID (WITH THE BLUE BEATS)

5.    LUCILLE (WITH THE BLUE BEATS)

6.    ADAM AND EVE

7.    I SHALL REMOVE

8.    LION OF JUDAH

9.    DON’T STAY OUT LATE

10.    CLEMENTINE

11.    PROPAGANDA

12.    GREEN BANANA

13.    ROCK STEADY

14.    BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND

15.    I’M STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU GIRL

16.    REGGAE PRAYER

17.    THE RISE AND FALL (OF LAUREL)

18.    HEILE HEILE (THE LION)

19.    DONKEY MAN

20.    REGGAE ’69

21.    BIG FIGHT IN HELL STADIUM (WITH GIRLIE)

22.    PUSSY PRICE GONE UP

23.    SKINHEAD TRAIN

24.    APOLLO 12 (SKINHEAD INVASION)

Track listing as above.


Weight 400 kg
Barcode

5013929682504

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