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Beginner's Guide to Ska Box set

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  • Audio CD (22 Jun. 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Nascente
  • ASIN: B001NOMOOM
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 204,661 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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Disc: 1

  1. CD1: Ska \x{2013} The Sound Of Young Jamaica
  2. 1 The Skatalites Guns Of Navarone
  3. 2 Alton Ellis Ska Beat
  4. 3 Baba Brooks & The Skatalites Shank I Sheck
  5. 4 Eric \x{2018}Monty\x{2019} Morris Penny Reel
  6. 5 Don Drummond Dan De Lion (AKA Don De Lion)
  7. 6 Sir Lord Comic & The Skatalites Four Seasons
  8. 7 Justin Hinds & The Dominoes Mother Banner
  9. 8 Lester Sterling Skaramont
  10. 9 The Upsetters So Bad
  11. 10 Roy Richards Contact
  12. 11 Shenley Duffus Rukumbine
  13. 12 Don Drummond & Drumbago
  14. Treasure Island
  15. 13 Alton Ellis Mouth A Massy
  16. 14 Baba Brooks Vitamin A
  17. 15 Justin Hinds & The Dominoes Rub Up, Push Up
  18. 16 The Skatalites Malcolm X
  19. 17 The Zodiacs Renegade
  20. 18 Don Drummond Alley Pon (AKA Alley Pang)
  21. 19 The Maytals John & James
  22. 20 The Skatalites Tribute To Nehru

Disc: 2

  1. Ronald Wilson African Queen
  2. Alton Ellis Dance Crasher
  3. Charlie Organaire Royal Charlie
  4. Rulers Copasetic
  5. Skatalites Dick Tracy
  6. Justin Hinds & the Dominoes The Higher The Monkey Climb
  7. Jamaicans Ba Ba Boom
  8. Paragons The Tide Is High
  9. Phyllis Dillon Don't Stay Away
  10. Lord Creator Such Is Life
  11. Ethiopians Everything Crash
  12. Joya Landis Moonlight Lover
  13. Gaylads Wha' She Do Now
  14. Untouchables Tighten Up
  15. John Holt Ali Baba
  16. Soulmates Dem A Laugh And A Kiki
  17. Kingstonians Sufferer
  18. Versatiles Push It In
  19. Count Machuckie Warfare
  20. Paragons I've Got To Get Away

Disc: 3

  1. The Beat Mirror In The Bathroom
  2. Selector Too Much Pressure
  3. Bodysnatchers Ruder Than You
  4. The Beat Hands Off She's Mine
  5. Specials Ghost Town
  6. Floyd Lloyd & The Potato Five Apartheid
  7. Jennie Bellstar Mixed Feelings
  8. Prince Buster & The Trojans Stack-A-Lee
  9. Natural Rhythm Bluebeat & Ska
  10. Ska Cubano Chango

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Beginner's Guide To Ska charts the progress of ska from it's 1960s hey-day to the present and includes many worldwide hits and club anthems.
Unlike most ska and early reggae compilations which usually stick to material from one label or producer Beginner's Guide to Ska includes tracks from
three of Jamaica's leading labels: Treasure Isle, Randy's & King Edwards, as well as the diverse latter day material on CD3. The compilation includes a
finely balanced blend of both classic and rare tracks, including several available on cd for the first time.
CD1 - tells the story of the birth of ska in the dancehalls of newly-independent Jamaica including several tracks that achieved chart success in the UK
as well as lesser known tracks that have, over subsequent years, become underground club hits.
CD2 - charts the musical evolution of ska, via rocksteady, into early reggae, the sound that became synonymous with Jamaica. Again, CD2 mixes tracks
that were U.K. top ten hits with lesser known rarerities.
CD3 - begins with the 2 Tone inspired ska revival of the late 70s and includes material from the 80s and 90s up to the present including major chart
hits from the Specials, the Beat and the Selector alongside the likes of cult band Ska Cubana and Sparky.


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