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Jamaican Ska and Rocksteady

Post by kingldub » Sat Jun 27, 2009 1:31 pm

Always been a huge fan ever since I was a little thing, proper feel good music, just being going through the old collection and though I would start a thread for it.

Some of my favorites:
The Skatalites (of course)
Don Drummond
Desmond Dekker
Tommy McCook
Roy Shirley
Alton Ellis
The Kingstonians
Prince Buster
Justin Hinds
The Baba Brookes Band

There has to be some fans on here.

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Post by godflesh fiend » Mon Jun 29, 2009 2:38 pm

Oh hell yeah I'd imagine most folk would HAVE to love Ska and Rocksteady here.

Skatalites and Prince Buster are STILL putting on kick-ass shows to this day. Infact I'm sure Prince Buster will live forever as the man is over 70 and built like a brick shit-house!

I'd say one of my fav bands of all-time is Heptones.

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Post by kingldub » Mon Jun 29, 2009 2:59 pm

Godflesh Fiend wrote:Oh hell yeah I'd imagine most folk would HAVE to love Ska and Rocksteady here.

Skatalites and Prince Buster are STILL putting on kick-ass shows to this day. Infact I'm sure Prince Buster will live forever as the man is over 70 and built like a brick shit-house!

I'd say one of my fav bands of all-time is Heptones.
I actually saw Prince Buster not so long ago, andyeah considering he's well into his 70's he still looks and sounds wikkid, puts on a really good show.
I did have a chance to see the skatalites as well not so long ago but my mate (silly bitch) fucked up the tickets so we missed out unfortunately.
Gotta say that Toots and the Maytals also still put on an amazing show, you should really catch them live if you get the chance, and yeah you're right The Heptones are wikkid.
Anyone know anything about Claudette and The Corporation? They put out a couple of tracks on Trojan but I really can't find much of their stuff, shame because 'Queen of the world' and 'Skinhead a bash dem' are both really good tunes.

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Post by godflesh fiend » Mon Jun 29, 2009 3:38 pm

Yeah I've seen all those dudes and they NEVER fail to put on fantastic shows. True masters.

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Post by limb » Tue Jun 30, 2009 1:57 am

Lord Creator is pretty good too, though he's quite calypso-y as well.

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Post by kingldub » Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:09 am

You gotta love a bit of Calypso now and then mate.
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Post by godflesh fiend » Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:05 am

KingLDub wrote:You gotta love a bit of Calypso now and then mate.
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Well worth getting.

I'm looking forward to the day that someone fuses Calypso & Dubstep.

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Post by limb » Tue Jun 30, 2009 5:59 pm

Godflesh Fiend wrote:
KingLDub wrote:You gotta love a bit of Calypso now and then mate.
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Well worth getting.

I'm looking forward to the day that someone fuses Calypso & Dubstep.
I'm pretty sure I've heard some, but I might be imagining it.

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Post by the acid never lies » Tue Jun 30, 2009 6:44 pm

http://www.souljazzrecords.co.uk/releases/?id=125
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Souljazz's compilations are pretty much always on point - their Dynamite! series is great too...

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Post by analogheart » Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:04 pm

Yeah I saw Prince Buster recently on the TV and he doesn't look like 70 at all. :8:

Cedric Im Brooks' Mun Gun Du is one of my favourites. I think it's on one of the soul jazz comps.

What kinds of bass guitars were these guys playing anyway? I love the bass sound

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Post by lud dub » Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:18 pm

I think 1 of the best Rocksteady/Vintage show I've ever been to was in Long Beach, CA like 6 years ago:

John Holt
Leroy Sibbles
Marcia Griffiths
Cornell Campbell
Errol Dunkley
Peter Metro
Little John
BIG UP MAGAZINE
COSMIC VIBE SOUND
BASS RESPONSE RECORDINGS

http://www.luddub.com
http://soundcloud.com/lud-dub

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Post by kingldub » Wed Jul 01, 2009 11:19 am

The Acid Never Lies wrote:http://www.souljazzrecords.co.uk/releases/?id=125
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Souljazz's compilations are pretty much always on point - their Dynamite! series is great too...
Yeah I've got a few of these, they've released some really good compilations actually, good if you're just getting into the sound and want some good budget compilations instead of forking out a shit load for a dusty old 7 inch you've never heard :lol:
While I'm not exactly a vinyl snob (I actually engourage the evolution of technology) I do much prefer my Ska/Rocksteady on Vinyl, it just doesn't sound complete without the dusty crackle behind it.

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Post by godflesh fiend » Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:53 pm

If you want one of the best Ska comps around look no further than Gaz Mayall's Top Ska which is compiled with ultra rare Ska 7"s that weren't released in the UK.

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1. You Send Me - Jackie Opel
2. Safari - Raymond Harper
3. Ska-Ta-Brain - Theophilus Beckford, Raymond Harper
4. Four Seasons of the Year - King Edward Allstars
5. Bellevue Special - Don Drummond
6. No More - Don Drummond
7. Soldering - Desmond Dekker
8. Any Time - Joe White & Chuck
9. Special Event - Baba Brooks
10. Ten Penny Nail - The Upsetters
11. Mothers Choice - Lord Tanamo
12. Taller Than You Are - Lord Tanamo
13. Teaser - Herman Marquis
14. Reach Out (I'll Be There) - Derrick Harriott
15. Loving Love - Patsy Todd,
16. I Don't Want to Cry - Tony & Dennis
17. I Want to Know - The Silvertones
18. You Promised Love - Joey & Butch
19. Teardrops - Justin Hinds & Dominoes
20. Try Me - Justin Hinds & Dominoes
21. My Mama Told Me - Justin Hinds & Dominoes
22. So Wonderful - Derrick & Naomi
23. Peggy - The Maytals
24. I Found a Love - The Sensations
25. Bongo Man - Bongo Man Byfield,

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Post by kingldub » Thu Jul 02, 2009 3:15 pm

Godflesh Fiend wrote:If you want one of the best Ska comps around look no further than Gaz Mayall's Top Ska which is compiled with ultra rare Ska 7"s that weren't released in the UK.

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1. You Send Me - Jackie Opel
2. Safari - Raymond Harper
3. Ska-Ta-Brain - Theophilus Beckford, Raymond Harper
4. Four Seasons of the Year - King Edward Allstars
5. Bellevue Special - Don Drummond
6. No More - Don Drummond
7. Soldering - Desmond Dekker
8. Any Time - Joe White & Chuck
9. Special Event - Baba Brooks
10. Ten Penny Nail - The Upsetters
11. Mothers Choice - Lord Tanamo
12. Taller Than You Are - Lord Tanamo
13. Teaser - Herman Marquis
14. Reach Out (I'll Be There) - Derrick Harriott
15. Loving Love - Patsy Todd,
16. I Don't Want to Cry - Tony & Dennis
17. I Want to Know - The Silvertones
18. You Promised Love - Joey & Butch
19. Teardrops - Justin Hinds & Dominoes
20. Try Me - Justin Hinds & Dominoes
21. My Mama Told Me - Justin Hinds & Dominoes
22. So Wonderful - Derrick & Naomi
23. Peggy - The Maytals
24. I Found a Love - The Sensations
25. Bongo Man - Bongo Man Byfield,
Got some great tunes on there, gonna have to look into that, another I recommend is this one from Trojan
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King Horror - Loch Ness Monster
The Upsetters - Man From M.I.5 (Live Injection)
Nora Dean - Barbwire
The Upsetters - Self Control
Des All Stars - Night Food Reggae
King Horror - The Hole
The Upsetters - Vampire
Des All Stars - Black Scorcher
Band Of Mercy & Salvation - Suffering Stink
King Horror - Cutting Blade
Girlie & Jomo - African Meeting
King Horror - Dracula Prince Of Darkness
Patrick & Lloyd - Return Of The Pollock
Nora Dean - Same Thing That You Gave To Daddy
Ansel Collins - Cock Robin
Music Doctors - Easy Rider
Bill Jack - Once A Man
The Prophets - Jaco
Music Doctors - Electric Shock
Lloyd & Claudette - Queen Of The World
The Upsetters - Pick Folk Kinkiest
The Prophets - Concord
Lee Perry & The Upsetters - Sipreano
Music Doctors - Ghost Chicken
Lee Perry & The Upsetters - Tackro

It's worth it for the King Horror tracks alone. :lol:

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Post by juliun_c90 » Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:40 pm

since calypso already got a mention, check

lord kitchener - dr. kitch

on youtube somewhere. find your own link lazy stnuc.

:wink:

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Post by kingldub » Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:49 pm

juliun_c90 wrote:since calypso already got a mention, check

lord kitchener - dr. kitch

on youtube somewhere. find your own link lazy stnuc.

:wink:
Possibly some of the best lyrics ever written :lol:

'The size of the needle frighten me'

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