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4.0 out of 5 stars More great ska rarities, 19 Aug 2007
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Lozarithm (Wilts, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Trojan Ska Vol.2 (Audio CD)
Before reggae there was ska and rocksteady, indigenous musical forms that had evolved from the imported rhythm and blues and jazz styles prevalent in Jamaica from the fifties onwards. The Trojan Ska Box Set had gathered 50 representative tracks from the period up to 1966, including some very well known big sellers.

A number of the leading artists appear again on Vol. 2: Don Drummond, Lee Perry, Lord Tanamo, Baba Brooks, the Skatalites, Owen Gray, Roland Alphonso, Tommy McCook, Desmond Dekker, Justin Hinds and the Dominoes, the Maytals, Lyn Taitt and others, with well known and less well known examples of their art, including some appearing on CD for the first time.

Occasionally they appear to have been mastered from less than pristine vinyl copies but if this is the best available, bring it on. Details are skimpy - many of the composer credits are listed as "unknown" and there are no dates for any of the recordings, which is an irritation, but as this is music to be danced and listened to rather than studied academically, we'll just have to live with it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ska Classics!, 1 Feb 2013
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N. J. Lawrence (Birmingham England) - See all my reviews
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As with all the Trojan Box Set series this edition is superb, gathering together a whole bunch of classic and rare ska tunes from the early to mid-sixties.
A great selection!
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