Although all but one of the recordings on the set have never seen issue until now, the quality of the music remains of the highest order, and features many of Jamaica’s finest talents from the era, all backed by Kingston’s finest session players.
Housed in a handsomely designed box and also including a stylishly designed inlay featuring a fascinating essay from noted vintage Jamaican music expert, Brian Keyo, the set provides the opportunity for fans to own some of the finest long lost treasures the ska era without the need of taking out a mortgage.
A. Practice What You Preach – Owen & Leon Silvera
B. I’m All Alone (aka No Family) (take 1) – Frank Cosmo
A. Love Me Or Leave Me (take 1) – Owen & Leon Silvera
B. Sing Ting Bury Yuh (aka Burial) (alternate take) – Duke Reid & His Group
A. Thinking Of The Future – Stranger Cole
B. Use Your Head (take 2) – Duke Reid & His Group
A. What A Bailing (aka Ninety One) (take 1) – The Duke Reid Group
B. You Wish Me Bad (take 6) – The Spanishtonians
A. Always Remember Me (take 2) – Stranger Cole
B. Want Me Cock (take 1) – Owen & Leon Silvera
A. Oh Misery (take 2) – The Duke Reid Group
B. Fooling Around – The Rio Grandes
A. Renegade (take 1) – The Zodiacs
B. Smokey Ska (take 1) – The Baba Brooks Band
A. ‘Til My Dying Day – Winston Riley & Slim Smith
B. Road To Nowhere (aka Western Flyer) (original mix) – Lyn Taitt & The Baba Brooks Band
A. My True Confession (take 1) – The Silvertones
B. (How) Know Your Friend (take 1) – Derrick Morgan
A. The Army is Searching (take 2) – Basil Caral & Group
B. Storm Warning (take 1) – Lyn Taitt & The Boys
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