Ska Madness!

Ska Madness!

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Overview

British bands like the Specials took Jamaican ska and rocksteady and then speeded the whole thing up and tossed in just a dash of punk to create the British pop ska explosion of the late '70s. This 20-track set collects some of the Jamaican originals that inspired the whole thing, and sides like Justin Hinds' "Carry Go Bring Come," the Maytals' "Monkey Man," Desmond Dekker's "007 (Shanty Town)," and the Ethiopians' "Train to Skaville" would be classic recordings in a discussion about any era or genre. It's possible to look at this release as an introduction to the so-called Two Tone Revolution in Britain, but it's also possible to just view it as a nice set of classic Jamaican singles. Either way, it's fun.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/23/2010
Label: Ume Imports
UPC: 0600753233115
catalogNumber: 2029

Album Credits

Technical Credits

Justin Hinds   Composer
Mort Shuman   Composer
Clancy Eccles   Composer
Derrick Morgan   Composer
Lincoln Gordon   Composer
Eddy Grant   Composer
Leslie Kong   Composer
Morris Levy   Composer
Herbert Magidson   Composer
Doc Pomus   Composer
Loren Robinson   Composer
Carl Sigman   Composer
Huey "Piano" Smith   Composer
Rhoda Dakar   Liner Notes
Sydney Crooks   Composer
Jackie Robinson   Composer
Desmond Dacres   Composer
Ronald Binge   Composer
Monty Naismith   Composer
George Agard   Composer
Bob Andy   Composer
Johnny Chandler   Producer,Concept
Johnny Roberts   Composer
Frederick Hibbert   Composer
Harry Zephaniah Johnson   Composer
Robert Livingstone Thompson   Composer
Loren Jackson Robinson   Composer
Leonard Winston Dillon   Composer
Dervan Gordon   Composer
Patrick Grant   Composer
Robert Spencer   Composer

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