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Treasure Isle Ska Rarities: The 7" Vinyl Box Set

Treasure Isle

10 x 7"

Released: 27th Oct 2017


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Comprising 20 rare and previously unreleased ska tracks, direct from the vaults of Duke Reid’s legendary Treasure Isle catalogue, this sumptuous box set includes ten fantastic 7” singles presented in vintage style sleeves.

Although all but one of the recordings on the set have never seen issue until now, the quality of the music remains of the highest order, and features many of Jamaica’s finest talents from the era, all backed by Kingston’s finest session players. Housed in a handsomely designed box and also including a stylishly designed inlay featuring a fascinating essay from noted vintage Jamaican music expert, Brian Keyo, the set provides the opportunity for fans to own some of the finest long lost treasures the ska era without the need of taking out a mortgage.

Treasure Isle Ska Rarities: The 7" Vinyl Box Set


  1. Practice What You Preach – Owen & Leon Silvera
  2. I'm All Alone (aka No Family) (take 1) – Frank Cosmo
  3. Love Me Or Leave Me (take 1) – Owen & Leon Silvera
  4. Sing Ting Bury Yuh (aka Burial) (alternate take) – Duke Reid & His Group
  5. Thinking Of The Future – Stranger Cole
  6. Use Your Head (take 2) – Duke Reid & His Group
  7. What A Bailing (aka Ninety One) (take 1) – The Duke Reid Group
  8. You Wish Me Bad (take 6) - The Spanishtonians
  9. Always Remember Me (take 2) - Stranger Cole
  10. Want Me Cock (take 1) – Owen & Leon Silvera
  11. Oh Misery (take 2) – The Duke Reid Group
  12. Fooling Around – The Rio Grandes
  13. Renegade (take 1) - The Zodiacs
  14. Smokey Ska (take 1) – The Baba Brooks Band
  15. ‘Til My Dying Day – Winston Riley & Slim Smith
  16. Road To Nowhere (aka Western Flyer) (original mix) – Lyn Taitt & The Baba Brooks Band
  17. My True Confession (take 1) – The Silvertones
  18. (How) Know Your Friend (take 1) – Derrick Morgan
  19. The Army is Searching (take 2) - Basil Caral & Group
  20. Storm Warning (take 1) – Lyn Taitt & The Boys