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Four of the greatest ska albums ever issued.

Includes numerous Jamaican hits of the early
1960s.

Features some of the greatest stars of the ska
era.

By the time the driving rhythms of ska exploded onto the international music scene in 1964, former policeman and legendary producer, Arthur ‘Duke’ Reid was long established as one of Jamaica’s successful and powerful operators, rivalled only by Clement ‘Coxson’ Dodd of Studio One fame.

At the height of this ska boom, the Duke set to reinforce his reputation as a leading player on the local music scene with the release of “The Birth Of Ska” and “Latin Goes Ska”, each featuring a dozen major Jamaican hits of the early 1960s.

Both of these hugely collectable albums, along with a further two original Treasure Isle ska collections, “The Skatalite!” and “Don Drummond Greatest Hits”, feature on this essential 2CD set, which also includes an additional 19 Jamaican hits from the original ska era.

Performed by many of the island’s greatest talents and produced by one of the most demanding record bosses on the Kingston recording scene, the music is of the highest standard, ensuring this 2CD set is an absolute must for all fans of the ever-popular genre!

DISC ONE: THE BIRTH OF SKA

1. CARRY GO BRING COME – Justin Hinds & The Dominoes
2. RIVER BANK PART 2 – Baba Brooks & His Band
3. MUSICAL COMMUNION – The Baba Brooks Orchestra
4. FEELING FINE – Roland Alphonso
5. STRONG MAN SAMPSON – Eric Morris
6. OVER THE RIVER – Justin Hinds & The Dominoes
7. NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOUR – Owen & Leon Silvera
8. WHEN I CALL YOUR NAME – Stranger & Patsy
9. YEAH, YEAH BABY – Stranger & Patsy
10. HOG IN A COCOA – Joe White
11. MUSICAL STOREROOM – Roland Alphonso & Frank Anderson
12. CORNER STONE – Justin Hinds & The Dominoes

LATIN GOES SKA
13. LATIN GOES SKA – Lester Sterling & The Skatalites
14. OPEN THE DOOR – Clive & Naomi
15. JORDAN RIVER – Justin Hinds & The Dominoes
16. REALLY NOW – Gloria & The Dreamlets
17. SUN RISES – Dotty & Bonny
18. YARD BROOM – Roland Alphonso
19. STREET CORNER – The Skatalites
20. KING SAMUEL – Justin Hinds & The Dominoes
21. YOU ARE MINE – Clive & Naomi
22. YOU CAN DEPEND ON ME – Roland Alphonso
23. NIGHT FOOD – Duke Reid
24. FOUL PLAY – Dotty & Bonny

BONUS TRACKS
25. PENNY REEL – Eric Morris
26. JUMP OUT OF THE FRYING PAN – Justin Hinds & Dominoes
27. DOWNTOWN GIRL – Joe White
28. WHY WORRY – Dotty & Bonny
29. I WANT MY COCK – Owen & Leon Silvera
30. RIVER BANK PART 1 – Baba Brooks & His Band

DISC TWO: THE SKATALITE!

1. MAGIC – Duke Reid’s All Stars
2. TWELVE MINUTES TO GO – Don Drummond
3. STROLLING IN – Duke Reid & His Group
4. DAN DE LION – Don Drummond & The Skatalites
5. APANGA – Tommy McCook & The Skatalites
6. EASTERN STANDARD TIME – Don Drummond
7. ROUGH AND TOUGH – Stranger Cole

DON DRUMMOND GREATEST HITS
8. GARDEN OF LOVE – Don Drummond
9. DEAREST – Dotty & Bonny
10. SILVER DOLLAR – Don Drummond & The Skatalites
11. LET GEORGE DO IT – Rico Rodriquez
12. WOMAN A COME – Margarita & Baba Brooks
13. COTTON TREE – Tommy McCook & The Skatalites
14. DOCTOR DECKER – Baba Brooks & Don Drummond
15. OCCUPATION – Don Drummond & The Skatalites

BONUS TRACKS
16. SOLOMON GUNDIE – Eric Morris
17. WATERMELON MAN – Baba Brooks & His Band
18. EAST AND WEST – Stranger Cole & Ken Boothe
19. I SHALL WEAR A CROWN – The Richards Brothers
20. RUNNING AROUND – Owen & Leon Silvera
21. BLUES FROM THE HILLS – Rico & His Blues Band
22. NUMBER ONE – Eric Morris
23. WE TWO HAPPY PEOPLE – Stranger & Patsy
24. ROBIN HOOD – Baba Brooks & His Band
26. EUNODOS – Stranger & Ken
27. RUDE BOY – Roland Alphonso
28. HOW MANY TIMES – Owen & Leon Silvera

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DISC ONE: THE BIRTH OF SKA

1. CARRY GO BRING COME - Justin Hinds & The Dominoes
2. RIVER BANK PART 2 - Baba Brooks & His Band
3. MUSICAL COMMUNION – The Baba Brooks Orchestra
4. FEELING FINE - Roland Alphonso
5. STRONG MAN SAMPSON - Eric Morris
6. OVER THE RIVER - Justin Hinds & The Dominoes
7. NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOUR - Owen & Leon Silvera
8. WHEN I CALL YOUR NAME - Stranger & Patsy
9. YEAH, YEAH BABY - Stranger & Patsy
10. HOG IN A COCOA - Joe White
11. MUSICAL STOREROOM – Roland Alphonso & Frank Anderson
12. CORNER STONE - Justin Hinds & The Dominoes

LATIN GOES SKA
13. LATIN GOES SKA – Lester Sterling & The Skatalites
14. OPEN THE DOOR – Clive & Naomi
15. JORDAN RIVER - Justin Hinds & The Dominoes
16. REALLY NOW – Gloria & The Dreamlets
17. SUN RISES - Dotty & Bonny
18. YARD BROOM - Roland Alphonso
19. STREET CORNER - The Skatalites
20. KING SAMUEL - Justin Hinds & The Dominoes
21. YOU ARE MINE - Clive & Naomi
22. YOU CAN DEPEND ON ME - Roland Alphonso
23. NIGHT FOOD - Duke Reid
24. FOUL PLAY - Dotty & Bonny

BONUS TRACKS
25. PENNY REEL - Eric Morris
26. JUMP OUT OF THE FRYING PAN - Justin Hinds & Dominoes
27. DOWNTOWN GIRL - Joe White
28. WHY WORRY - Dotty & Bonny
29. I WANT MY COCK – Owen & Leon Silvera
30. RIVER BANK PART 1 - Baba Brooks & His Band

DISC TWO: THE SKATALITE!

1. MAGIC – Duke Reid’s All Stars
2. TWELVE MINUTES TO GO – Don Drummond
3. STROLLING IN – Duke Reid & His Group
4. DAN DE LION - Don Drummond & The Skatalites
5. APANGA – Tommy McCook & The Skatalites
6. EASTERN STANDARD TIME - Don Drummond
7. ROUGH AND TOUGH - Stranger Cole

DON DRUMMOND GREATEST HITS
8. GARDEN OF LOVE - Don Drummond
9. DEAREST - Dotty & Bonny
10. SILVER DOLLAR - Don Drummond & The Skatalites
11. LET GEORGE DO IT - Rico Rodriquez
12. WOMAN A COME – Margarita & Baba Brooks
13. COTTON TREE – Tommy McCook & The Skatalites
14. DOCTOR DECKER - Baba Brooks & Don Drummond
15. OCCUPATION – Don Drummond & The Skatalites

BONUS TRACKS
16. SOLOMON GUNDIE - Eric Morris
17. WATERMELON MAN - Baba Brooks & His Band
18. EAST AND WEST - Stranger Cole & Ken Boothe
19. I SHALL WEAR A CROWN – The Richards Brothers
20. RUNNING AROUND - Owen & Leon Silvera
21. BLUES FROM THE HILLS - Rico & His Blues Band
22. NUMBER ONE - Eric Morris
23. WE TWO HAPPY PEOPLE - Stranger & Patsy
24. ROBIN HOOD - Baba Brooks & His Band
26. EUNODOS - Stranger & Ken
27. RUDE BOY – Roland Alphonso
28. HOW MANY TIMES - Owen & Leon Silvera

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