Prince Buster - Roll On Charles Street CDSKU: RSPBCD001
Rock-A-Shacka crew are proud to announce our new release of classic and previously unreleased Prince Buster productions - ‘Roll On Charles Street’ on CD/LP. Continuing from where we left off with our successful release of Prince Buster’s ‘Let’s Go To The Dance’ we hope you enjoy our latest Ska, Ballard and shuffle selection from the ‘King Of Ska’ Prince Buster! The compilation features beautiful vocals / instrumentals from the likes of Prince Buster, Derrick Morgan, Patsy, Slim Smith, the mighty Don Drummond and Buster All Stars.
Several incredible tracks have never been released to the public before! We bring you the alternative and raw take of “Prince Of Peace”, a deadly and previously unreleased instrumental by the genius Don Drummond titled “Vietnam”, a truly wicked instrumental titled “Charles Street Cowboy” (dig the cowbell !)…..a lovely duet with Prince Buster and Slim Smith titled “I’m Sorry”…..plus a deadly take of “Summertime” by Buster All Stars.
We have also included classics like the Ska version of “Hey Train” a cover version of Duke Ellington’s “A Train”, which was only pressed on dub plate handed to the core sound men of Prince Buster’s “Voice Of The People” sound system.
Roland Alphonso’s “Roll On Charles Street” is again from dub plate and apparently recorded at the same period as the masterpiece and rude boy classic “Rude Rude Rudie” (aka “Don’t Throw Stones”)…..the classic “Stop That Train” by The Spanish Town Skabeats an original take to the famous Jamaican rock steady classic by Keith and Tex for Derrick Harriot…..to name a few !
Format & package: CD
Record label: Rock A Shacka
Year of release: 2019 (compilation)
1 Buster All Stars - Pink Night
2 Buster All Stars - Hey Train
3 Roland Alphonso - Roll On Charles Street
4 Raymond Harper - Raining Outside
5 Roland Alphonso - Almost Like Being In Love
6 Prince Buster - High Blood Pressure
7 Derrick Morgan & Patsy - Raindrops Falling
8 Prince Buster, Derrick Morgan, Eric Morris & Patsy - Stir The Pot
9 Spanish Town Skabeats - Stop That Train
10 Prince Buster - Islam
11 Buster All Stars - Charles Street Cowboy
12 Buster All Stars - Prince Of Peace
13 Prince Buster - Rude Rude Rudie (Don't Throw Stones)
14 Don Drummond - Sudden Attack
15 Don Drummond - Vietnam
16 Prince Buster - I Won't Let You Cry
17 Dakota Jim (Slim Smith) - Only Soul Can Tell
18 Prince Buster - I'm Sorry
19 Buster All Stars - Summer Time
20 Prince Buster - Sunshine With My Girl