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Story of Blue Beat 1960: The Best In Ska

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  • Audio CD (18 July 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Sunrise
  • ASIN: B004YFJ0E4
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 34,966 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Boogie Rock - Laurel Aitken & The Boogie Cats
  2. Dumplin's - Byron Lee & The Dragonaires
  3. Manny Oh - Higgs & Wilson with Ken Richards & His Comets
  4. Lollipop Girl - The Jiving Juniors with Duke Reid & His Group
  5. My Hearts Desire - The Jiving Juniors with Duke Reid & His Group
  6. Worried Over You - Keith & Enid with Trenton Spence & His Group
  7. Fat Man - Derrick Morgan
  8. Cutest Little Woman - Owen Gray with Kenneth Richards & His Band
  9. Album Of Memory - The Magic Notes with Kenneth Richards & His Band
  10. Jeannie Is Back - Laurel Aitken
  11. Send Me - Keith & Enid with Trenton Spence & His Group
  12. Don't Cry - Derrick Morgan & The Ebonies
  13. Judgment Day - Laurel Aitken with Ken Richards & His Harmonisers
  14. Easy Snapping - Clue J's Blues Blasters with vocal by Theophilus Beckford
  15. Time To Pray (Allelujah) - The Mellow Larks with Clue J & His Blues Blasters
  16. Muriel - Alton & Eddy with Clue J & His Blues Blasters
  17. Lover Boy - Derrick Morgan with Duke Reid & His Group
  18. Till The End Of Time - Chuck & Dobby with Duke Reid & His Group
  19. Baby What You Done Me Wrong - Bobby Kingdom & The Blue Beats
  20. Shockin' - Lynn Hope
  21. Railroad Track - Laurel Aitken & The Blue Beats
  22. Cool School - Chuck & Dobby with Duke Reid & His Group
  23. I Wanna Love - Jiving Juniors with Duke Reid & His Group
  24. More Whisky - Laurel Aitken with Duke Reid & His Group
  25. Little Vilma - The Blues Busters with `Wee Willie' Williams & His Orchestra
  26. Jamaica Blues - Azie Lawrence
  27. Mary Lee - Laurel Aitken & The Blue Beats
  28. The Wasp - The Bubbles
  29. Pink Lane Shuffle - Duke Reid & His Group

Disc: 2

  1. Heavenly Angel - Laurel Aitken & The Boogie Cats
  2. Kissin' Gal - Byron Lee & The Dragonaires with vocal by Buddy Davidson
  3. When You Tell Me Baby - Higgs & Wilson with Ken Richards & His Comets
  4. Dearest Darling - The Jiving Juniors with Duke Reid & His Group
  5. I Love You - The Jiving Juniors with Duke Reid & His Group
  6. Everything Will Be Alright - Keith & Enid with Trenton Spence & His Group
  7. I'm Gonna Leave You - Derrick Morgan
  8. Running Around - Owen Gray with Kenneth Richards & His Band
  9. Why Did You Leave Me - The Magic Notes with Kenneth Richards & His Band
  10. If It's Money You Need - Laurel Aitken
  11. People Will Say We're In Love - Trenton Spence & His Group
  12. I Pray For You - Derrick Morgan & The Ebonies
  13. Yea Yea Baby - Laurel Aitken with Ken Richards & His Harmonisers
  14. Goin' Home - Clue J's Blues Blasters with vocal by Theophilus Beckford
  15. Love You Baby - The Mellow Larks with Clue J & His Blues Blasters
  16. Silky - Clue J & His Blues Blasters, featuring Ernest Ranglin, Rico Rodriquez & Roland Alphonso
  17. Oh My! - Derrick Morgan with Duke Reid & His Group
  18. What Makes Honey - Duke Reid's Group
  19. Go Pretty Baby Go - Bobby Kingdom & The Blue Beats
  20. Blue And Sentimental - Lynn Hope
  21. Tell Me Darling - Laurel Aitken & The Blue Beats
  22. The Joker - Duke Reid's Group
  23. Duke's Cookies - Duke Reid's Group
  24. Parapinto Boogie - Lloyd Clarke with Duke Reid & His Group
  25. Early One Morning - The Blues Busters with Luther `Wee Willie' Williams & His Orchestra
  26. Come Rumble And Tumble With Me - Azie Lawrence
  27. Lonesome Lover - Laurel Aitken & The Blue Beats
  28. Bopping In The Barnyard - The Bubbles
  29. Low Down Dirty Girl - Laurel Aitken with Duke Reid & His Group

Product Description

Product Description

The first 25 releases from the fledgling Blue Beat label plus Bonus tracks from subsidiary labels, Melodisc and Duke from 1960. CD one features all the ‘A’ sides whilst CD two features all the ‘B’ sides, and includes many rare and sought after tracks.

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This is a great two CD set covering the first year of the legendary Blue Beat label. Although the cover states "The Best in Ska" the music contained is a wonderful selection of pre-ska Jamaican blues, r&b doo-wop and shuffle. The sound quality is excellent throughout and the liner notes are superbly written and researched.
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I really delved into the unknown when I bought this CD, i thought Id get a lot of vintage ska and was surprised to find it has a lot more in common with 50s american R n B ( think atlantic chess type stuff with a touch of Caribbean flavouring) can't complain its lovely stuff would recommend anyone listen to it
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I AM MASSIVE FAN OF ALL SKA MUSIC THIS DOUBLE CD IS CRAMMED FULL OF AMAZING TUNES.
DISC ONE INCLUDES ALL THE A-SIDES ALL AWESOME TUNES.
DISC TWO INCLUDES ALL THE B-SIDES MOST I HAD NEVER HEARD UNTIL I BOUGHT THIS COLLECTION.
I LOVE THE ORIGINAL SOUND OF SKA FROM THE 60'S.YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED NOW YOU KNOW WHY
WHEN YOU LISTEN TO SOME OF THESE OLD SONGS THE ARTISTS OF THE 2-TONE ERA OF'79 WERE INFLUENCED
WITH THIS GREAT MUSIC.I LOVED THE 2-T0NE ERA THE MUSIC WAS GREAT I'VE BEEN A MADNESS FAN FOR 33 YEARS
THEY WERE INFLUENCED BY SKA MUSIC.SO DO YOURSELF A FAVOUR BUY THIS ALBUM & DISCOVER THE BRILLIANCE OF
"BLUE BEAT".
THERE IS ANOTHER TWO DOUBLE ALBUMS IN THIS SERIES "THE STORY OF BLUE BEAT 1961"(PART 1) &
"THE STORY OF BLUE BEAT 1961"(PART 2).

ENJOY THE BLUE BEAT SOUND.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Good compilation. We were quite pleased with our order. Has many tracks. If you are an oldies fan or simply just like the music, this is an important cd to have in your collection. Especially when you have folk of that era around. Impress them with your collection!
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There is no punchiness or invitation here to "get down" on the dance floor.This is more like Everley Brothers style, skiffle, rock transition music.It is NOT Ska or Blue beat. Very tame indeed and most disappointing if you expect the real thing.JJ
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