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Studio One Ska


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Disc 1:
  # Track Name Artist MP3 Sample
  1   El Bang Bang Jackie Mitto MP3 sample
  2   Arte Bella Ken Boothe & Stranger Cole MP3 sample
  3   Put It On The Wailers MP3 sample
  4   Addis Ababa The Skatalites MP3 sample
  5   President Kennedy Roland Alphonso MP3 sample
  6   I'm The Song My Enemies Sing Joe Higgs MP3 sample
  7   Beardsman Ska The Skatalites MP3 sample
  8   I Want Justice Delroy Wilson MP3 sample
  9   Sampson Tommy McCook's Orchestra MP3 sample
  10   I'm Gonna Take Over Now The Ethiopians MP3 sample
  11   Freedom Sounds Tommy McCook MP3 sample
  12   Marching On The Maytals MP3 sample
  13   Exodus The Skatalites MP3 sample
  14   Look Away Ska Roland Alphonso MP3 sample
  15   Don Cosmic Don Drummond MP3 sample
  16   Scambelane Roland Alphonso MP3 sample
  17   You're Wondering Now Andy & Joey MP3 sample


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Jamaica's music of the sixties, Ska mixes together jump-up rhythms and the indigenous music of the Caribbean, creating a unique and instantly distinctive sound. This latest compilation from Soul Jazz records continues their documentation of the legendary Studio One, record label, studio and generally regarded institution in Jamaican music. Label head and producer Coxsone Dodd was heavily influenced by US R&B by the likes of Roscoe Gordon, Louis Jordan and Fats Domino, and saw many similarities between that, and his native islands own burgeoning talent. Another important factor in the birth of Ska, was jazz, with Kingston's Alpha school producing important individuals such as Don Drummond and Roland Alphonso, which in turn led to small groups of well trained musicians looking for an outlet for their creative ideas. One such group, the Skatalites would ultimately change the views of many local music fans who were used to going to dances that would play strictly US R&B and jazz, and alongside Dodd and others began recording one-off acetates to play during the ever more popular dance events. The music took off and soon their were several labels releasing Ska music. In 1963 Dodd opened Studio One and began to completely change Jamaican music and open it up to a worldwide audience. There is some exceptional music contained here - Jackie Mittoo's opener "El Bang Bang" is the perfect collision of jazz and Jamaican rhythm. The Skatalites "Beardsman Ska" and Sax man Tommy McCook's "Sampson" belong in every collection, while The Maytal's "Marching On" takes the new sound into another setting, pre-dating the birth of the Roots and Rocksteady movements. Overall the album is excellent from start to finish, with nearly all bases covered, with the usual quality Soul Jazz records touch - diverse liner notes and brillant sound - all adding up to make this the labels most essential release in some time. Recommended.

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Artist: Various Artists (Soul Jazz Records)
Album: Studio One Ska
Cat #: SJRCD85
Date: 19/03/2004
Format: Audio CD
Discs: 1
Label: Soul Jazz
Usually Ships: 2 - 6 weeks
Genres: Compilations , Reggae/Roots/Dub
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