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Various ‎– The Birth Of Ska (Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Limited Edition, Numbered, Reissue, Orange)

Various ‎– The Birth Of Ska (Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Limited Edition, Numbered, Reissue, Orange)

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You must have wondered how it all began with the Jamaican beat music called Ska. Let's set the records straight, it was “Duke” Reid from Western Kingston who developed this beat based on the indigenous music of Jamaica. It was way back in 1952 and then “Duke” called it 'Rhythm 'n Blues'. Exciting, hypnotic, a mixture of Jamaican folk music and rock 'n roll. Duke Reid, lover of music and the deep rolling rhythms of his Jamaican people heard the beat develop from watching his people dance. He got himself an amplified “Sound system” and while hiring it out for dances, he listened and he watched, on so many Saturday nights when the back streets and dance halls of Kingston come alive — and his dream was born — music sprung from the basic beat of Jamaica with all the U.S.A. influences and the power and beauty and joy of the earth. This respective ska album focuses on much of the work from The Skatalites and Babba Brooks.

The Birth of Ska is available as a limited edition of 750 individually numbered copies on orange coloured vinyl.

Tracklist

A1 Justin Hinds & The Dominoes Carry Go Bring Come
A2 Babba Brooks* River Bank
A3 Babba Brooks* Musical Communion
A4 Roland Alphonso Feeling Fine
A5 Babba Brooks* Strongman Samson
A6 Justin Hinds & The Dominoes With The Skatalite Band* Over The River
B1 Owen & Leon Silvera And The Skatalite Band* Next Door Neighbour
B2 Babba Brooks* When I Call Your Name
B3 Stranger & Patsy With Babba Brooks & His Band* Yeah, Yeah Baby
B4 The Skatalite Band* Hog In A Cocoa
B5 Frank Anderson With The Skatalite Band* Musical Storeroom
B6 Justin Hinds & The Dominoes With The Skatalite Band* Corner Stone