The Skatalites are by no doubt the godfathers of ska. Their off-beat guitar rhythms combined with hard-driving bass riffs and unforgettable horn parts shaped and defined early ska. Although there are very few lyrics (a total of five words) this is a "ska-tastic" album. It contains songs recorded with various producers, which gives a nice insight to the industry of the time, as well as a variety of different sounding music.
I would recommend this CD to anyone wishing to discover more about the origins of modern day ska.