Friday, February 7, 2014

Various Artists - Club Ska '67

OK, OK . . . the people have spoken, and I have heard.

Along with the huge demand for my last post, More Intensified! Volume 2 - Original Ska 1963-67, for the past two days requesters have been clamoring for the other disc I mentioned in that writeup, Club Ska '67. This is one of the original ska compilations, and is even harder to find than More Intensified!; like its brother, it too has been out of print for eons. I recently noticed a CD copy of this one for sale on Amazon . . . for $150. Glad I bought mine when I did!

Club Ska '67 differs somewhat from my previous posting in that it mostly eschews rarities and instead focuses on the classic recordings from that period. And what classics they are - some of the all-time great Jamaican hits are here.  Here's the lineup:
1. Guns Of Navarone - The Skatalites
2. Phoenix City - Roland Al And The Soul Brothers
3. 007 (Shanty Town) - Desmond Dekker
4. Broadway Jungle - The Maytals as The Flames
5. Contact - Roy Richards With Baba Brooks
6. Guns Fever - Baba Brooks
7. Rub Up Push Up - Justin Hines & The Dominoes
8. Dancing Mood - Delroy Wilson
9. Stop Making Love - Gaylads
10. Pied Piper - Rita Marley
11. Lawless Street - The Soul Brothers
12. Skaing West - Sir Lord Comic & His Cowboys
13. Copasetic - The Rulers
It's hard to choose favorites off of this one - EVERY song is outstanding!

Enough of my yip-yap - I heed the call of the masses, and acquiesce. Here, for your listening pleasure, is Club Ska '67, originally released on vinyl in Jamaica by West Indies Records Ltd. in 1967, in Britain on Trojan Records in 1970, and finally re-released on Mango Records (a subsidiary of Island Records) in 1980. Skank on, my brothers, and as always, let me know what you think.

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  1. You do incredible work around here. Thanks a lot.

  2. Great music! Really enjoyed listening to these songs. Thanks for sharing and doing all the heavy lifting!

  3. Love these 60s Ska tunes. Thanks a lot for sharing.

  4. Great collection. I remember when these were the only ska records we could find at our local record store, in the cut-out bin for $0.99. Good price for the down-on-our-luck punks!

  5. Flawless collection. Many thankks

  6. Ya Mon,
    It be the groove tube here, ya know?
    Thank You Pee Pee

  7. you are doing th world a service fine sir! umber owler thanks you

    1. Truly my pleasure, sir - enjoy, and let me know what else you may desire from here!

  8. Perfect addition/companion to the two Intensified Ska comps...i just KNOW I am going to really enjoy this. Such generosity from you, thank you so much for sharing, and for your impeccable taste. - B

  9. Thanks for the link, man! Looking forward to listening to this.

  10. Great stuff! A genre-defining compilation when it came out.

  11. Funny guys, the Soul Brothers. Thanks!