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Deep Ska: 80 Original Ska Classics [Box]


  • 1. Rough and Tough - Stranger Cole
    2. Latin Goes Ska - The Skatalites
    3. Penny Reel - Eric Morris
    4. Strolling In - The Skatalites/Tommy McCook
    5. Carry Go Bring Home - Justin Hinds & Dominoes
    6. Yard Broom - Roland Alphonso
    7. Really Now - The Dreamlets
    8. Corner Stone - Don Drummond
    9. Rukumbine - Shenley Duffus
    10. Rude Boy - Duke Reid's Group
    11. Open the Door - Clive & Naomi
    12. Musical Communion - Baba Brooks
    13. Corner Stone - Justin Hinds & Dominoes
    14. Duck Soup - Drumbago All Stars
    15. Next Door Neighbour - Owen & Leon Silvera
    16. Lucky Seven - The Skatalites
    17. When I Call Your Name - Stranger & Patsy
    18. Inez - Lester Sterling/Tommy McCook
    19. Night Food - Drumbago/Duke Reid/Baba Brooks
    20. Eastern Standard Time - Don Drummond
    0. DISC 2:
    1. Twelve Minutes to Go - The Skatalites
    2. Housewife's Choice - Derrick & Patsy
    3. Silver Dollar
    4. Here I Stand - Justin Hinds & Dominoes
    5. Burning Touch - Don Drummond
    6. Samson - Eric Morris/Baba Brooks
    7. Feeling Fine - Roland Alphonso
    8. Dearest - Dottie & Bunny - (featuring Don Drummond)
    9. River Bank, Pt. 1 - Baba Brooks
    10. We're Rolling (Under the Tree of Life) - Stranger Cole
    11. River Bank, Pt. 2 - Baba Brooks
    12. You Are Mine - Clive & Naomi
    13. Duke's Cookies - Duke Reid's Group
    14. Botheration - Justin Hinds & Dominoes
    15. Magic - Tommy McCook & the Skatalites
    16. Hog in Cocoa - Stranger & Patsy
    17. Sandy Gully - Roland Alphonso
    18. Foul Play - Dottie & Bunny
    19. Don De Lion - Don Drummond
    20. Woman a Come - Margarita "La Diosa de la Cumbia"
    0. DISC 3:
    1. Higher the Monkey Climbs, The - Justin Hinds & Dominoes
    2. Street Corner - The Skatalites
    3. Run Joe - Stranger Cole/Baba Brooks/The Techniques
    4. James Bond - Roland Alphonso
    5. Sun Rises, The - Dottie & Bunny
    6. Apanga - Don Drummond
    7. What a Man Doeth - Duke Reid's Group/Eric Morris
    8. Clock, The - Baba Brooks
    9. Bangarang - Lester Sterling/Stranger Cole
    10. Musical Store Room - Tommy McCook
    11. Hey, Hey Baby - Stranger & Patsy
    12. Dr. Decker - Don Drummond/Baba Brooks
    13. Over the River - Justin Hinds & Dominoes
    14. What Makes Honey - Duke Reid's Group
    15. Prisoner of Alcatraz - The Pyramids
    16. You Can Depend on Me - Roland Alphonso
    17. John James - Toots & the Maytals
    18. Luke Lane Shuffle - Rico Rodriguez' All Stars
    19. Oh Carolina - Byron Lee & the Dragonaires
    20. Independence Anniversary Ska - The Skatalites
    0. DISC 4:
    1. Blackberry Brandy - Roland Alphonso
    2. Guns of Navarone - Blue Rivers & The Maroons
    3. Occupation - Don Drummond
    4. Jordan River - Drumbago/Justin Hinds/Baba Brooks
    5. Green Island - The Skatalites
    6. Monkey Man - Toots & the Maytals
    7. Cotton Tree - Tommy McCook
    8. Everything Crash - The Ethiopians
    9. Twilight Zone - Baba Brooks
    10. Oh Mama - Nora Dean
    11. Joker - Duke Reid's Group
    12. Jesse James Rides Again - The Pyramids
    13. Tide Is High, The - John Holt
    14. Ska is the Limit, The - Laurel Aitken
    15. 54-46 That's My Number - Toots & the Maytals
    16. Bridge View Shuffle - Rico Rodriguez' All Stars
    17. Somebody's Baby - Pat Kelly
    18. Shotgun - The Pyramids
    19. Thoroughfare - Don Drummond
    20. 007 - Desmond Dekker & the Aces
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): PROPERBOX 4

  • Credits
    Producer
    Engineer

    Includes a 24 page booklet.
    Performers include: Toots & The Maytals, Byron Lee, Desmond Dekker, John Holt, Duke Reid, Tranger Cole, The Skatalites, Eric Morris, Tommy McCook, Justin Hinds, Roland Alphonso, Don Drummond, The Pyramids, Laurel Aitken.
    Recorded between 1962 and 1969.
    Contains 80 tracks.
    Liner Note Author: Joop Visser.
    This compilation should have been subtitled "Duke Reid: The Early Years," as the four-CD box set is drawn exclusively from the great producer's archives. Half the set, interestingly enough, comprises instrumentals, the great majority courtesy of the Skatalites, although Baba Brooks and Drumbago are also well represented. Even a few U.K. groups get to strut their stuff; the Pyramids, Rico Rodiguez' All Stars, and Blue Rivers & the Maroons all put in an appearance. And so boogies, big band swing, and R&B surge out from the grooves, as hit after instrumental classic stream by, interspersed by the vocal tracks. Of the singers, the fabulous Justin Hinds & the Dominoes grab the lion's share of attention, while the smooth Stranger Cole is also highlighted, either on his own or partnered with Patsy Todd. A myriad of other vocal duos are also showcased. The box is nicely split between legendary hits and equally worthy, but lesser-known numbers, a boon for general fans and collectors alike. A 23-page booklet is also included, giving a detailed history of ska, with particular emphasis on the Skatalites' integral contribution to the genre, and also providing a wealth of information on the other artists and the songs themselves. The excellent booklet was written by Joop Visser, who obviously knows his ska, which means he runs into problems with the fourth disc, where a few rocksteady and reggae numbers creep in. But that's not his fault, and these handful of gaffes aside, Deep Ska lives up to its title, almost four hours of exuberant classic ska. ~ Jo-Ann Greene

  • Critic Reviews
    Q (2/00, p.94) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...offers itself as an exhaustive compilation of this rootsy, heady folk-rooted dance music, with Tha Skatalites...worthy of 8 inclusions....brimful of gems."
    Mojo (Publisher) (1/00, p.108) - "...this spiffing, reasonably-priced 4-CD set contains enough top examples of the form in one helping to make an expert salivate and get a party going too."
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