• Various Artists - The Evolution of Ska - Calypso, Mento, Jamaican R&B & Bluebeat

A unique collection, which traces the development of West Indian music from the mid-'50s Calypso and Mento, through Jamaican R&B to early '60s Bluebeat, and the dawn of Ska.

Includes some of the earliest recordings by a number of subsequent Reggae superstars, most notably Prince Buster, Jimmy Cliff, Derrick Morgan, Owen Gray, Clancy Eccles, Byron Lee and 'The Godfather of Ska' himself, Laurel Aitken.

Many of these sides were massive Jamaican hits, most notably: 'Boogie Rock'; 'Fat Man'; 'Easy Snapping'; 'Time to Pray'; 'Little Vilma'; 'Dumplin's'; 'Oh Carolina'; 'Bartender'; 'Hurricane Hattie' and more.

Greatly improved sound quality on many of these recordings.

Track Listing

Disc 1

1. COUNT LASHA & HIS CALYPSONIANS - CALABASH
2. LORD TANAMO FEATURING JEROME WALTER'S CONGA DRUMS -WICKED WOMAN
3. COUNT STICKY & HIS CALYPSONIANS - CHICO CHICO
4. BEN BOWERS WITH BERTIE KING'S ROYAL JAMAICANS - NOT ME
5. LAUREL AITKEN - NIGHTFALL IN ZION (Roll Jordan Roll)
6. LORD TANAMO - SWEET DREAMING
7. LAUREL AITKEN - AITKEN'S BOOGIE
8. LORD TICKLER WITH THE JAMAICAN CALYPSONIANS - LIMBO
9. LAUREL AITKEN & THE BOOGIE CATS - BOOGIE ROCK
10. CLANCY ECCLES - FREEDOM
11. LAUREL AITKEN - BOOGIE IN MY BONES
12. BYRON LEE & THE DRAGONAIRES - DUMPLIN'S
13. JACKIE ESTICK WITH CLUE J & HIS BLUES BLASTERS - MY BABY
14. KEITH & ENID WITH TRENTON SPENCE & HIS GROUP - EVERYTHING WILL BE ALRIGHT
15. DERRICK MORGAN - FAT MAN
16. OWEN GRAY WITH KENNETH RICHARDS & HIS BAND - RUNNING AROUND
17. BONNIE & SKITTER WITH CLUE J & HIS BLUES BLASTERS - CHERRY
18. THE BUBBLES - THE WASP
19. LAUREL AITKEN WITH DUKE REID & HIS GROUP - LOW DOWN DIRTY GIRL
20. THEOPHILUS BECKFORD WITH CLUE J & HIS BLUES BLASTERS - EASY SNAPPING
21. THE MELLOW LARKS WITH CLUE J & HIS BLUES BLASTERS - TIME TO PRAY (Hallelujah)
22. OWEN GRAY & THE CARIBS - PLEASE LET ME GO
23. DERRICK MORGAN WITH DUKE REID & HIS GROUP - LOVER BOY
24. WILFRID 'JACKIE' EDWARDS & THE CARIBS - WE'RE GONNA LOVE
25. BOBBY KINGDOM & THE BLUE BEATS - BABY WHAT YOU DONE ME IS WRONG
26. CHUCK & DOBBY WITH DUKE REID & HIS GROUP - COOL SCHOOL
27. THE BLUES BUSTERS WITH LUTHER 'WEE WILLIE' WILLIAMS & HIS ORCH - LITTLE VILMA
28. LAUREL AITKEN WITH DUKE REID & HIS GROUP - MORE WHISKEY
29. LLOYD CLARKE WITH DUKE REID & HIS GROUP - PARAPINTO BOOGIE

Disc 2

1. LAUREL AITKEN - LOVE ME BABY
2 BYRON LEE & THE DRAGONAIRES - JOY RIDE
3. ERROL DIXON & THE BLUE BEATS - MIDNIGHT TRAIN
4. BYRON LEE & THE DRAGONAIRES - MASH! MR LEE
5. THE WIGGANS - LET'S SING THE BLUES
6. THE FOLKS BROTHERS WITH THE COUNT OSSIE AFRO-COMBO - CAROLINA
7. THEOPHILUS BECKFORD WITH CLUE J'S CITY SLICKERS - LITTLE LADY
8. THE JIVING JUNIORS WITH HERSAN & HIS CITY SLICKERS - OVER THE RIVER
9. NEVILLE ESSON WITH CLUE J & HIS BLUES BLASTERS - LOVER'S JIVE
10. CHUCK & DOBBY WITH AUBREY ADAMS & HIS DU-DROPPERS - DO DU WAP
11. LAUREL AITKEN & THE BLUE BEATS - BARTENDER
12. THE CHARMERS WITH HERSAN & HIS CITY SLICKERS - LONELY BOY
13. ERROL DIXON & THE BACK BEATS - TOO MUCH WHISKEY
14. MARTIN & DERRICK WITH SIR CAVALIER'S COMBO - TIMES ARE GOING
15. CECIL BYRD WITH SIR DEE'S GROUP - BA BA BLACK SHEEP
16. THEO BECKFORD WITH THE CITY SLICKERS - GEORGIE AND THE OLD SHOE
17. LAUREL AITKEN & THE BLUE BEATS - NURSERY RHYME BOOGIE
18. ERIC 'HUMPTY DUMPTY' MORRIS WITH THE DRUMBAGO ALL STARS - HUMPTY DUMPTY
19. LLOYD CLARKE - GIRL'S RUSH
20. BUSTER'S GROUP FEATURING PRINCE BUSTER - LITTLE HONEY
21. DERRICK & PATSY WITH DRUMBAGO'S BAND - FEEL SO FINE
22. MONTY & ROY WITH DRUMBAGO & HIS ORCH - IN AND OUT THE WINDOW
23. DERRICK MORGAN WITH DRUMBAGO & HIS ORCH - SHAKE A LEG
24. J.E. STICK WITH THE DRUMBAGO ALL STARS - BOSS GIRL
25. DERRICK & PATSY WITH DRUMBAGO & HIS HARMONISERS - LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL
26. CHUCK & DOBBY WITH BUSTER'S GROUP - I WAS WRONG
27. JIMMY CLIFF WITH SIR CAVALIER'S COMBO - I'M SORRY
28. LAUREL AITKEN & HYACINTH WITH BARON TWIST & HIS KNIGHTS - YOU GOT ME ROCKIN'
29. LLOYD ROBINSON - YOU SAID YOU LOVED ME
30. JIMMY CLIFF - HURRICANE HATTIE

Other Details
Price Code B
Format 2CD
Release Date 10/05/2013
UPC Bar Code No 604988025521

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Various Artists - The Evolution of Ska - Calypso, Mento, Jamaican R&B & Bluebeat

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