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• Includes 25 previously unreleased recordings

• All tracks unavailable on other Doctor Bird collections

• Features numerous major ska hits

The first of a trio of newly compiled collections highlighting the very best of Duke Reid’s legendary Treasure Isle recordings from the early-to-mid-60s.

The 2CD set focuses on the final years of the ska era, with the first of the discs on the set bringing together many of the producer’s best-known recordings from 1965, with all of the material making its debut on the Doctor Bird label.

In contrast, the second CD comprises rare recordings from the Treasure Isle vaults, with 20 of the tracks previously unreleased.

As either a stand-alone collection or a companion volume to the existing or soon-to-be issued Doctor Bird compilations showcasing the very best of Duke Reid’s legendary Treasure Isle label, ‘Ska La-Rama’ is an essential acquisition for anyone wanting to own the very best in original Jamaican ska sounds.

Track Listing:

DISC ONE:

FROM THE CHARTS
1 Ska La Rama – Lyn Taitt & The Comets
2 Renegade – The Zodiacs
3 Independent Ska (Pussy Cat) – Baba Brooks & His Band
4 Around The Corner – Derrick Morgan
5 One Eyed Giant – Baba Brooks & His Band
6 Koo Koo Doo – Stranger Cole & Owen & Leon Silveras
7 Rocket Ship – Tommy McCook & The Skatalites
8 Jo Ann (take 2) – The Movers
9 Duck Soup – Baba Brooks Band
10 I Wish I Were An Apple – Derrick Morgan & Naomi
11 Nuclear Weapon – Roland Alphonso & Baba Brooks
12 Never Too Young – Justin Hinds & Dominoes
13 University Goes Ska – Don Drummond
14 Run Joe – Stranger Cole & Techniques
15 Teenage Ska – Baba Brooks Band
16 Don’t Call Me Daddy – Derrick Morgan
17 Thoroughfare (Treasure Island) – Don Drummond
18 Toy Cat AKA My Pussy – Stranger Cole
19 Vitamin A – Baba Brooks Band
20 Don’t Do It – Dotty & Bonnie
21 Stampede – Don Drummond & Baba Brooks
22 Seven Days – Stranger Cole & Claudette 2
3 You Are A Fool – The Clarendonians
24 Virginia Ska aka Virginia Ska – Baba Brooks & His Band
25 My True Confession – The Silvertones
26 Tribute To Don – Roland Alphonso & Baba Brooks

DISC TWO:

SKA GEMS FROM THE VAULTS
1 Guns Fever (take 1) – Baba Brooks & His Band
2 Always Remember Me (take 3) – Stranger Cole
3 I Can’t Do The Ska (take 2) – The Zodiacs
4 Forty Miles Of Bad Road (take 2) – Lyn Taitt with Baba Brooks & His Band
5 My Lover Has Left Me – Derrick & Patsy
6 Smokey Ska (take 2) – Baba Brooks & His Band
7 You Wish Me Bad (take 4) – The Spanishtonians
8 Alcatraz (take 1) – The Baba Brooks Band
9 Verona (take 3) – Justin Hinds & The Dominoes
10 Storm Warning (take 3) – Lyn Taitt & The Comets
11 Oh Misery (take 1) – The Movers
12 Western Flyer AKA Road To Nowhere – Ernest Ranglin with Baba Brooks & His Band
13 Ska La Rama (alt. take) – Lyn Taitt & The Comets
14 Wake Me, Shame Me (take 1) – The Zodiacs
15 Love Me Or Leave Me (take 2) – Owen & Leon Silvera
16 Joe Snow Kone (take 2) – Baba Brooks & His Band
17 I Want A Lover (take 2) – Derrick Morgan & Noami
18 I’m All Alone (take 2) – Frank Cosmo
19 Peace And Love (take 3) – Justin Hinds & The Dominoes
20 The Clock (take 2) – Baba Brooks & His Band
21 My Heart Is Aching (take 2) – The Zodiacs
22 How You Know Your Friend (take 2) – Derrick Morgan
23 What A Bailing (take 4) – Duke Reid’s Group
24 Dog War (take 2) – Lyn Taitt & The Baba Brooks Band
25 The Army Is Searching (take 1) – Basil Caral & His Group
26 After A Storm – Baba Brooks & His Band

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DISC ONE:

FROM THE CHARTS
1 Ska La Rama - Lyn Taitt & The Comets
2 Renegade - The Zodiacs
3 Independent Ska (Pussy Cat) - Baba Brooks & His Band
4 Around The Corner - Derrick Morgan
5 One Eyed Giant - Baba Brooks & His Band
6 Koo Koo Doo - Stranger Cole & Owen & Leon Silveras
7 Rocket Ship - Tommy McCook & The Skatalites
8 Jo Ann (take 2) - The Movers
9 Duck Soup - Baba Brooks Band
10 I Wish I Were An Apple - Derrick Morgan & Naomi
11 Nuclear Weapon - Roland Alphonso & Baba Brooks
12 Never Too Young - Justin Hinds & Dominoes
13 University Goes Ska - Don Drummond
14 Run Joe - Stranger Cole & Techniques
15 Teenage Ska - Baba Brooks Band
16 Don't Call Me Daddy - Derrick Morgan
17 Thoroughfare (Treasure Island) - Don Drummond
18 Toy Cat AKA My Pussy - Stranger Cole
19 Vitamin A - Baba Brooks Band
20 Don't Do It - Dotty & Bonnie
21 Stampede - Don Drummond & Baba Brooks
22 Seven Days - Stranger Cole & Claudette 2
3 You Are A Fool - The Clarendonians
24 Virginia Ska aka Virginia Ska - Baba Brooks & His Band
25 My True Confession - The Silvertones
26 Tribute To Don - Roland Alphonso & Baba Brooks

DISC TWO:

SKA GEMS FROM THE VAULTS
1 Guns Fever (take 1) - Baba Brooks & His Band
2 Always Remember Me (take 3) - Stranger Cole
3 I Can’t Do The Ska (take 2) - The Zodiacs
4 Forty Miles Of Bad Road (take 2) - Lyn Taitt with Baba Brooks & His Band
5 My Lover Has Left Me - Derrick & Patsy
6 Smokey Ska (take 2) - Baba Brooks & His Band
7 You Wish Me Bad (take 4) - The Spanishtonians
8 Alcatraz (take 1) - The Baba Brooks Band
9 Verona (take 3) - Justin Hinds & The Dominoes
10 Storm Warning (take 3) - Lyn Taitt & The Comets
11 Oh Misery (take 1) - The Movers
12 Western Flyer AKA Road To Nowhere - Ernest Ranglin with Baba Brooks & His Band
13 Ska La Rama (alt. take) - Lyn Taitt & The Comets
14 Wake Me, Shame Me (take 1) - The Zodiacs
15 Love Me Or Leave Me (take 2) - Owen & Leon Silvera
16 Joe Snow Kone (take 2) - Baba Brooks & His Band
17 I Want A Lover (take 2) - Derrick Morgan & Noami
18 I’m All Alone (take 2) - Frank Cosmo
19 Peace And Love (take 3) - Justin Hinds & The Dominoes
20 The Clock (take 2) - Baba Brooks & His Band
21 My Heart Is Aching (take 2) - The Zodiacs
22 How You Know Your Friend (take 2) - Derrick Morgan
23 What A Bailing (take 4) - Duke Reid’s Group
24 Dog War (take 2) - Lyn Taitt & The Baba Brooks Band
25 The Army Is Searching (take 1) - Basil Caral & His Group
26 After A Storm - Baba Brooks & His Band

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