Time for some more Spotify sounds, this time heading in the direction of Jamaica for Van Cleef’s Rocksteady Omnibus.
138 tracks, many new to CD. The Laurel Aitken – Skinhead Train five-CD box set is a substantial affair.
First seen back in 1962, The Birth of Ska limited edition vinyl reissue brings the vibe back for 2019.
Four 1960s classics squeezed onto two CDs make up The Treasure Isle Ska Albums Collection.
A new compilation out this week on both CD and vinyl – Freedom Sounds: Studio One In The 1960s CD and vinyl, which is released by Soul Jazz.
There are two versions of this, so it all depends which colour you prefer for Duke Reid Rock’s Steady on heavyweight vinyl.
Coming soon: Studio One Jump Up – The Birth of a Sound: Jump-Up Jamaican R&B, Jazz and Early Ska (Soul Jazz)
Interesting compilation landing next week, which is Studio One Jump Up – The Birth of a Sound: Jump-Up Jamaican R&B, Jazz and Early Ska on the Soul Jazz label.
Love original ska? Well, we recommend you take around 40 minutes out of your busy lift and check out the complete This Is Ska documentary, which is on YouTube right now. It is well worth the time and effort.