Various - Studio One Ska Fever! DOUBLE LPSKU: SJRLP271
A blistering collection of ska tunes from Clement 'Sir Coxsone' Dodd's legendary Studio One Records, Jamaica's foundation label of reggae music. Featuring classic cuts from the originators of Ska - The Skatalites, The Wailers, Lee Perry - alongside a heavy dose of superb rarities from the might vaults of 13 Brentford Road - pure Ska Fever !
Soul Jazz Records new Studio One Ska Fever returns back to the early 1960s - when Ska was the soundtrack to Jamaica's Independence and Sir Coxsone ruled the land and The Skatalites and Studio One were creating history on a daily basis with an endless stream of blistering, scorching classic tunes.
This album includes an incredible line-up of only the finest artists in reggae music, including Roland Alphonso, The Gaylads, The Ethiopians, Don Drummond, Jackie Opel and many more. An all-star cast from Studio One, as Chris Blackwell famously noted, the 'University of Reggae'.
The accompanying booklet contains extensive sleeve-notes from Studio One historian Rob Chapman (author of Never Grow Old and Downbeat Special), with information on musicians, tracks, label scans and more.
Format & package: Double LP
Record label: Soul Jazz Records
Year of release: 2017 (reissued from 2013)
A1 Hugh Godfrey - Mad World
A2 Johnny Moore - Skavling Johnny
A3 Bongo Man & The Skatalites - Marcus Garvey
A4 The Clarendonians - Rudie Bam Bam
A5 Jackie Opel - Old Rocking Chair
B1 The Wailers - Climb The Ladder
B2 Jackie Mittoo - Jump For Joy
B3 Lee Perry - Gumma
B4 Soul Brothers - Freedom Sounds
C1 The Clarendonians - You Won't See Me
C2 Roland Alphonso & The Studio One Orchestra - Cleopatra
C3 The Gaylads - Don't Try To Reach Me
C4 The Skatalites - Ska La Parisienne
D1 Joe Higgs & Roy Wilson - There's A Reward
D2 The Skatalites - Timothy
D3 The Ethiopians - Live Good
D4 Don Drummond - Green Island
D5 The Wailers - Mr Talkative