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island presents ska



Released: 25th Feb 2013


In 1962, youthful music entrepreneur, Chris Blackwell moved his Island Records operation from Kingston, Jamaica to London & over the ensuing months released an array of popular 45s by a host Caribbean talent.

As a result, Island became a dominant force in the ever-expanding West Indian music market. The strength of Island’s early Jamaican music catalogue is reflected here. Collecting some of the best & rarest Ska sides from 1962 to 1966, the 2CD 40 track release highlights just why the company’s output is so revered among fans of the genre, with artists including such luminaries as Bob Marley, Desmond Dekker, the Skatalites & Jimmy Cliff.


island presents ska


  1. Roy And Millie We'll Meet
  2. Lloyd Clarke Love You The Most
  3. Clancy Eccles Judgment
  4. Derrick Morgan No Raise No Praise
  5. Jimmy Cliff One Eyed Jacks
  6. Larry Lawrence Garden Of Eden
  7. Laurel Aitken I Shall Remove
  8. Theo Beckford Boller Man (A Come)
  9. Lord Tanamo Come Down (Pomps And Pride)
  10. Baba Brooks & His Band Robin Hood
  11. Stranger Cole Stranger At The Door
  12. Jimmy Cliff Miss Universe
  13. Baba Brooks & His Band Three Blind Mice
  14. Robert Marley One Cup Of Coffee
  15. Stranger Cole Till My Dying Days
  16. Don Drummond, The Skatalites J.F.K.'s Memory
  17. Dotty & Bonny The Sun Rises In The East
  18. Lloyd Brevett One More Time
  19. Baba Brooks & His Band Catch A Fire
  20. The Cherry Pies Do You Keep On Dreaming