Coming soon: The Treasure Isle Ska Albums Collection

by Modculture 20 December, 2018

Coming soon: The Treasure Isle Ska Albums Collection

Coming soon: The Treasure Isle Ska Albums Collection

Four 1960s classics squeezed onto two CDs make up The Treasure Isle Ska Albums Collection.

This is a new release for 2019, although ‘new’ is probably putting it a bit strongly. This set is all about 1960s ska.

At the height of this ska boom, Arthur ‘Duke’ Reid attempted to boost his reputation as a leading player on the local music scene with the release of ‘The Birth Of Ska’ and ‘Latin Goes Ska’, each featuring a dozen major Jamaican hits of the early 1960s.

Both are now hugely collectable albums and along with a further two original Treasure Isle ska collections, ‘The Skatalite!’ and ‘Don Drummond Greatest Hits’, return to the shelves in this two-disc set.

Yes, that’s right, four albums on two discs, plus an additional 19 Jamaican hits from the original ska era. The set is packed with classics and of course, is an A-Z of the scene’s brightest talents. Just check out the track listing below. You’ll see what I mean.

Out in January and available to pre-order now, you can pick up this set for £14.99.

Find out more at the Amazon website

DISC ONE: THE BIRTH OF SKA

1. CARRY GO BRING COME – Justin Hinds & The Dominoes
2. RIVER BANK PART 2 – Baba Brooks & His Band
3. MUSICAL COMMUNION – The Baba Brooks Orchestra
4. FEELING FINE – Roland Alphonso
5. STRONG MAN SAMPSON – Eric Morris
6. OVER THE RIVER – Justin Hinds & The Dominoes
7. NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOUR – Owen & Leon Silvera
8. WHEN I CALL YOUR NAME – Stranger & Patsy
9. YEAH, YEAH BABY – Stranger & Patsy
10. HOG IN A COCOA – Joe White
11. MUSICAL STOREROOM – Roland Alphonso & Frank Anderson
12. CORNER STONE – Justin Hinds & The Dominoes

LATIN GOES SKA
13. LATIN GOES SKA – Lester Sterling & The Skatalites
14. OPEN THE DOOR – Clive & Naomi
15. JORDAN RIVER – Justin Hinds & The Dominoes
16. REALLY NOW – Gloria & The Dreamlets
17. SUN RISES – Dotty & Bonny
18. YARD BROOM – Roland Alphonso
19. STREET CORNER – The Skatalites
20. KING SAMUEL – Justin Hinds & The Dominoes
21. YOU ARE MINE – Clive & Naomi
22. YOU CAN DEPEND ON ME – Roland Alphonso
23. NIGHT FOOD – Duke Reid
24. FOUL PLAY – Dotty & Bonny

BONUS TRACKS
25. PENNY REEL – Eric Morris
26. JUMP OUT OF THE FRYING PAN – Justin Hinds & Dominoes
27. DOWNTOWN GIRL – Joe White
28. WHY WORRY – Dotty & Bonny
29. I WANT MY COCK – Owen & Leon Silvera
30. RIVER BANK PART 1 – Baba Brooks & His Band

DISC TWO: THE SKATALITE!

1. MAGIC – Duke Reid’s All Stars
2. TWELVE MINUTES TO GO – Don Drummond
3. STROLLING IN – Duke Reid & His Group
4. DAN DE LION – Don Drummond & The Skatalites
5. APANGA – Tommy McCook & The Skatalites
6. EASTERN STANDARD TIME – Don Drummond
7. ROUGH AND TOUGH – Stranger Cole

DON DRUMMOND GREATEST HITS
8. GARDEN OF LOVE – Don Drummond
9. DEAREST – Dotty & Bonny
10. SILVER DOLLAR – Don Drummond & The Skatalites
11. LET GEORGE DO IT – Rico Rodriquez
12. WOMAN A COME – Margarita & Baba Brooks
13. COTTON TREE – Tommy McCook & The Skatalites
14. DOCTOR DECKER – Baba Brooks & Don Drummond
15. OCCUPATION – Don Drummond & The Skatalites

BONUS TRACKS
16. SOLOMON GUNDIE – Eric Morris
17. WATERMELON MAN – Baba Brooks & His Band
18. EAST AND WEST – Stranger Cole & Ken Boothe
19. I SHALL WEAR A CROWN – The Richards Brothers
20. RUNNING AROUND – Owen & Leon Silvera
21. BLUES FROM THE HILLS – Rico & His Blues Band
22. NUMBER ONE – Eric Morris
23. WE TWO HAPPY PEOPLE – Stranger & Patsy
24. ROBIN HOOD – Baba Brooks & His Band
26. EUNODOS – Stranger & Ken
27. RUDE BOY – Roland Alphonso
28. HOW MANY TIMES – Owen & Leon Silvera