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Best Of Ska [Box set]

Various Artists Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (22 Oct 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Disky Communications
  • ASIN: B00005RW2K
  • Other Editions: Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 58,493 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. One Step Beyond - Madness
2. A Message To Rudy - Rico
3. Three Minute Hero - The Selecter
4. Double Barrel - Dave and Ansell Collins
5. Liquidator - Harry Johnson & The All Stars
6. Sea Cruise - Rico
See all 18 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. The Prince - Madness
2. Jamaican Ska - Byron Lee & the Dragonaires
3. Ghost Town - The Specials
4. Carolina - Rico
5. Missing Words - The Selecter
6. Long Shot Kick The Bucket - The Pioneers
See all 18 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. Too Much Too Young - Special A.K.A
2. You Can Get It If You Really Want - Desmond Dekker
3. The Selecter - The Selecter
4. Sweet Sensation - The Melodians
5. Return to Django - The Upsetters
6. Mantovani - The Swinging Cats
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Product Description

Product Description

Best of Ska is a unique offering from Disky Records since it combines the greatest hits from both the early original Jamaican Ska period of the early to mid Sixties together with the great UK Ska revival of the eighties - as exemplified by The Specials. This comprehensive 3-CD boxed set delivers on the premise of its title.


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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best of Ska 21 Nov 2003
Format:Audio CD
Just received this mixture of 60s (original) and 70s Ska. It's fantastic to hear artists like Lord Tanamo, the Maytals and Desmond Dekker for the first time since the early '70s. There's a good mixture on all three CDs. Five stars fo the Ska nostalgist, probably not so high for the purist
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars SKA-TASTIC 24 Nov 2003
Format:Audio CD
This is a top ska collection, it contains plenty of classics including a few from the godfathers of SKA music, The Specials. Defenite stand out tracks are Rat Race, Rudy, a message to you and Ghosttown.
Its cheap and you get over 50 tracks to chose from, there has to be some you like in that lot!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Husband very happy 3 Jan 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Bought as a Christmas present and was money well spent as my husband was over the moon. Def a must to any SKA fan
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not a bad cd... 30 Nov 2011
By bigbird
Format:Audio CD
Not a bad cd, but as with most of its kind, there are some great tracks & some awful ones,,,,but deffo personnel choice...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Skaad for Life 19 Feb 2009
Format:Audio CD
Best of Ska is just what it says on the tin.I am not aware of a better compilation than this collection of Ska classics. All the ones you want are there plus ones you havn't heard before and the sequencing is a delight that just keeps you listening.Enjoy.
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