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Various - This Is Ska! album flac

Performer: Various
Title: This Is Ska!
Released: 1997
Style: Ska
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 181
Other formats: AA MP1 AUD MOD MP4 MOD VOC

First off, this two-disc, 36-track set isn't all ska, in fact, aside for some British ska revival sides, it isn't really much about ska at all, comprising instead mostly random rocksteady, early reggae, and even some dub selections, which makes for a pretty scattershot collection.

The second wave of ska erupted in England via Coventry in the late '70s and early '80s, in the midst of an incredibly fertile post-punk era. The tangents went in so many different directions and produced such lasting, varied sounds that it could now be called a "golden age" for creative music. And the ska revival was a fine moment indeed. You can't find many with an unkind word for the early 2 Tone label works of the Specials, Madness, Selector, the English Beat, Bodysnatchers, Rico, Swinging Cats, and later Bad Manners.

This is an excellent collection of ska songs. While some collections reflect the unfortunate decision to mix 1960s originals with the 1980s revival, this collection sticks to the original performances. The collection starts off with an upbeat kicker, "Shanty Town.

The Original Reggae & Ska Album - 20 Original Hits By The Original Artists - If you are looking for a compilation of classic Ska & Reggae music then you won't find a better CD than this anywhere. This is aNEW SEALED DOUBLE ska music album on. Laurel Aitken - Boogie In My Bones. Willie Mitchell - Sunrise Serenade. Various - More Reggae Greats. 2000 Crimson CD Album.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Desmond Dekker 007 (Shanty Town)
Written-By – Dacres*, Kong*
2:36
2 Jimmy Cliff Miss Jamaica
Written-By – Cliff*
2:25
3 The Skatalites Guns Of Navarone
Written-By – Tiomkine*, Webster*
2:32
4 Roland Alphonso Phoenix City
Written-By – Alphonso*
3:01
5 The Ethiopians Train To Skaville
Written-By – Dillon*
2:42
6 Desmond Dekker Pickney Gal
Written-By – Dacres*
2:53
7 Upsetters* Return Of Django
Written-By – Perry*
2:25
8 Lord Tanamo I'm In The Mood For Ska
Written-By – McHugh / Fields*
2:32
9 Dandy Livingstone Rudy, A Message To You
Written-By – Thompson*
2:34
10 Don Drummond Man In The Street
Written-By – Drummond*, Mittoo*, Haynes*, Moore*, Sterling*, Brivett*, Knibb*, Alphonso*, McCook*
3:24
11 Derrick & Patsy* Housewives Choice
Written-By – Morgan*
2:38
12 Dave & Ansel Collins Double Barrel
Written-By – Riley*
2:31
13 Justin Hinds & The Dominoes Carry Go Bring Come
Written-By – Hines*
2:53
14 Pioneers* Longshot Kick De Bucket
Written-By – Agard*, Robinson*, Crooks*
2:44
15 The Ethiopians The Whip
Written-By – Dillon*
2:57
16 Baba Brooks Band* Watermelon Man
Written-By – Hancock*
2:49

Credits

  • Compiled By – Jim DeRogatis

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (CD Matrix): IFPI L792 / 153568-2XD1-7109-A / *50023*
  • Barcode: 6 14475 00232 4
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