Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Intensified Ska 1962-66
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Special Interest, Pop
Good music can never die - it just gets more INTENSIFIED!
Michael Sean | Seattle, WA - US | 02/24/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Reissued from a 1979 Island compilation, this disc preserves the sensational sounds of authentic Jamaican ska. Including the rollicking "John + James" by the Maytals and Rolando Alphonso's saucy treatment of the "James Bond" theme, these are the records that spun during the famous sound system competitions. With the masters lost or long gone, most of these are taken straight from the vinyl sides. The audio quality isn't up to par with today's standards, but that has no effect on the magic of these songs. The backing musicians for these cuts are members of the Skatalites (and various other incarnations - the Don Drummond All Stars, Rolando and the Soul Brothers, Tommy McCook and his Supersonics). This compilation was followed by the excellent "More Intensified!""