Ska Madness! 20 Reggae Classics Which Inspired the Two Tone Revolution

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
British bands like the Specials took Jamaican ska and rocksteady and then speeded the whole thing up and tossed in just a dash of punk to create the British pop ska explosion of the late '70s. This 20-track set collects some of the Jamaican originals that inspired the whole thing, and sides like Justin Hinds' "Carry Go Bring Come," the Maytals' "Monkey Man," Desmond Dekker's "007 Shanty Town," and the Ethiopians' "Train to Skaville" would be classic recordings in a discussion about any era or genre. It's possible to look at this release as an introduction to the so-called Two Tone Revolution in Britain, but it's also possible to just view it as a nice set of classic ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
British bands like the Specials took Jamaican ska and rocksteady and then speeded the whole thing up and tossed in just a dash of punk to create the British pop ska explosion of the late '70s. This 20-track set collects some of the Jamaican originals that inspired the whole thing, and sides like Justin Hinds' "Carry Go Bring Come," the Maytals' "Monkey Man," Desmond Dekker's "007 Shanty Town," and the Ethiopians' "Train to Skaville" would be classic recordings in a discussion about any era or genre. It's possible to look at this release as an introduction to the so-called Two Tone Revolution in Britain, but it's also possible to just view it as a nice set of classic Jamaican singles. Either way, it's fun.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/23/2010
  • Label: Ume Imports
  • UPC: 600753233115
  • Catalog Number: 2029

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Rudy, a Message to You - Dandy Livingstone (2:34)
  2. 2 Long Shot Kick De Bucket - The Pioneers (2:48)
  3. 3 (People Get Ready) Let's Do Rocksteady - Dandy (2:49)
  4. 4 Jackpot - The Pioneers (3:07)
  5. 5 Carry Go Bring Come - The Dominoes (2:54)
  6. 6 Skinhead Moonstomp - Symarip (3:00)
  7. 7 My Boy Lollipop - Millie (2:01)
  8. 8 Rough Rider - Lloydie & the Lowbites (2:49)
  9. 9 Monkey Man - The Maytals (3:48)
  10. 10 Liquidator - Harry J All-Stars (3:10)
  11. 11 Too Experienced - Jackie Edwards (2:56)
  12. 12 Starvation - The Pioneers (2:42)
  13. 13 007 (Shanty Town) - The Aces (2:34)
  14. 14 Sea Crusie - Jackie Edwards (2:26)
  15. 15 Time Hard - The Pioneers (2:32)
  16. 16 Train to Skaville - The Ethiopians (2:55)
  17. 17 Fattie Fattie - Clancy Eccles (2:43)
  18. 18 Can't Get Used to Losing You - Danny Ray (2:17)
  19. 19 Elizabethan Reggae - Boris Gardiner & The Love People (2:37)
  20. 20 Enjoy Yourself - Guy Lombardo (3:18)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Justin Hinds Composer
Mort Shuman Composer
Clancy Eccles Composer
Derrick Morgan Composer
Lincoln Gordon Composer
Eddy Grant Composer
Leslie Kong Composer
Morris Levy Composer
Herbert Magidson Composer
Doc Pomus Composer
Loren Robinson Composer
Carl Sigman Composer
Huey "Piano" Smith Composer
Rhoda Dakar Liner Notes
Sydney Crooks Composer
Jackie Robinson Composer
Desmond Dacres Composer
Ronald Binge Composer
Monty Naismith Composer
George Agard Composer
Keith Anderson Composer
Johnny Chandler Producer, Concept
Johnny Roberts Composer
Frederick Hibbert Composer
Harry Zephaniah Johnson Composer
Robert Livingstone Thompson Composer
Loren Jackson Robinson Composer
Leonard Winston Dillon Composer
Dervan Gordon Composer
Robert Thompson Composer
Patrick Grant Composer
Robert Spencer Composer
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