This Is Ska!

£20.99
1960s
R&B36
Format: 
LP
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-In 1964, local politician and record label owner Edward Seaga organised a showcase of Jamaican music to perform at the New York World' s Fair. Seaga, who would later become Jamaica' s Prime Minister, also hosted this show at the Sombrero Club in Kingston, one of a handful of clubs where the pioneers of ska and rocksteady made their name. Luckily for us, the BBC were there to film it. Listen to the earliest recorded live performances of future stars Jimmy Cliff, Prince Buster and The Maytals.

Tracklisting: 
Byron Lee And The Dragonaires - Jamaican Ska
Byron Lee And The Dragonaires - Jamaican Ska
Eric "Monty" Morris - Sammy Dead-O
Jimmy Cliff - One Eyed Jacks
Prince Buster - Wash Wash
The Maytals - Treat Me Bad
The Maytals - She Will Never Let Me Down
The Charmers - Marie, Please Save A Place For Me
Stranger Cole - Rough´N´Tough
Byron Lee And The Dragonaires - How To Do The Ska
Roy & Yvonne - Two Roads Before Me
The Blues Busters - I Don´t Know
Byron Lee And The Dragonaires - Sammy Dead-O
Jimmy Cliff - King Of Kings
Byron Lee And The Dragonaires - Jamaican Ska
Desmond Dekker & The Aces - The Israelites