Ska Down Jamaica - The Best of Ska
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||Sammy Dead||Monty Morris||2:19||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Jamaica Ska||Byron Lee & The Dragonaires||1:58||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||If You Act This Way||Toots & The Maytals||2:24||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Blessed Be||Monty Morris & Stranger Cole||2:24||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Locked Up In My Room||Charmers||2:51||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Beatles Got to Go||Keith Lyn & Ken Lazarus||2:10||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Hold Me||Patsy & Stranger Cole||2:18||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Oil In My Lamp||Monty Morris||2:45||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||She Will Never Let Me Down||Toots & The Maytals||2:05||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Into This Beautiful Garden||Monty Morris||2:35||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||I Don't Love You Anymore||Keith Lyn & Ken Lazarus||2:11||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||All of My Life||Lloydid & Charlie||2:46||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||What Are You Gonna Do||Monty Morris||2:26||£0.79||View In iTunes|
The only proper Ska album on i-tunes....
Yes indeed there are a lot of ska tracks hidden somewhere on this site but no real ska albums, this is probably the nearest attempt. Although this is not by any stretch of the imagination the 'best of ska' it does features some good tunes from 'Jamaica Ska' by Atlantic records from 1964, although it's missing a brilliant 'watermelon man'. 'Oil in my lamp' however is a bit of a hidden gem, a brilliant ska track with some cool trumpet playing! Come on i-tunes how about some proper ska, top deck, Trojan e.t.c. from this era.
Close but no Cigar
Quite right, some way from being the 'Best of Ska'. Best of's are pretty subjective anyway really, but Mark Lamarr's compilation 'and This is a SKA Explosion' (ASIN:B0000250US) gave it a good go. This is a decent album, albeit rather expensive for what it is - a short compilation which seems to want to showcase Monty Norman (no bad thing since his stuff is hard to come by) rather than be representative. Maybe they should just have done a Norman album, would have been just as good and would have filled a niche for us Ska fans...