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Foundation Ska
Foundation Ska
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop
  •  Track Listings (16) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (16) - Disc #2

No Description Available. Genre: Reggae Music Media Format: Compact Disk Rating: Release Date: 9-SEP-1997


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All Artists: Skatalites
Title: Foundation Ska
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Heartbeat / Pgd
Release Date: 9/9/1997
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop
Styles: Ska, Reggae
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPCs: 011661768529, 011661758841, 011661768512


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No Description Available.
Genre: Reggae Music
Media Format: Compact Disk
Release Date: 9-SEP-1997

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Is that a joke?
Michael Day | Atlanta | 05/05/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Poor imitation of the Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Huh?!?The Skatalites *started* ska. You didn't think it came from the US did you? This album was recorded in 60's Jamaica, you can't expect crystal clear sound. The Mighty Mighty Bosstones aren't fit to lick the stage these guys played on. Third wave 'ska' is almost all garbage. There are four kinds of ska: 1. Traditional aka 'first wave' (60's Jamaica) (ex. Skatalites, Desmond Dekker, Toots & The Maytals).2. Rocksteady (late 60's Jamaican music with a tempo between the Skatalites and reggae) (ex. Phylis Dillon, Alton Ellis, Ken Booth, The Gaylads, The Paragons, Jackie Mittoo and Tommy McCook after the Skatalites broke up). 3. 'Two-Tone' aka 'second wave' (early 80's British ska revival) (ex. English Beat, Bad Manners, Madness, The Specials, Selector), 4. Neo-trad (90's traditional style) (ex. Jazz Jamaica, The Slackers, Hepcat, The Toasters, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra)No Doubt is pop, only famous because their singer's a hot chick. The Bosstones are even worse, basically Green Day with a horn section."
Overall great, but could use more of the original hits
Michael Day | 01/22/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This 2 disc set is well worth the amount anyone pays for it. Although I am a lil' bummed that the band's bigger hits aren't included (Guns, Phoenix City...) this is a truly great collection of their stuff. Some of the collection's biggest standouts occur when this super group backs super vocalists such as The Wailers on "Simmer Down", Stranger Cole and Ken Boothe on "World's Fair" and Jackie Opel's "Old Rocking Chair" which also features a great solo from Jamaican guitar legend Ernest Ranglan. The album also incldues a great set of liner notes describing the history of the band and the songs included."
Musical Scorcher!
Michael Day | 07/22/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the definitve Skatalites collection that I was looking for when I was a kid! These are some of the hardest and best recorded Skatalites tracks in existence. It's all here - Lloyd Knibs & Drumbago whacking the hell out of their kits with rimshots like firecrackers; Ernest Ranglin matching the whole massed horn section lick for lick; edgy, lyrical solos from Roland Alphonso and Tommy McCook; Lloyd Brevett's nimble explosive-propulsive double bass; Jackie Mitoo's crucial piano; and, of course, Don Drummond's trombone like a Dread clarion over the whole glorius racket. This is the real thing, the orignal, and still the best.(I just wish they had included their original recording of the "James Bond Theme" the version on "Ball of Fire" is nowhere near as intense as the original!)"