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Real Jamaica: Ska
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Real Jamaica: Ska
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Special Interest, Pop, R&B
 
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At least three U.S. record companies issued ska albums in the mid-1960s; despite this compilation's attempt to push the Jamaican proto-reggae style as the sound of an emerging stateside dance craze, only Smash Records had ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Real Jamaica: Ska
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony
Release Date: 6/1/1993
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Special Interest, Pop, R&B
Styles: Ska, Caribbean & Cuba, Jamaica, Reggae, By Decade, 1960s, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 074645272429, 074645272443

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At least three U.S. record companies issued ska albums in the mid-1960s; despite this compilation's attempt to push the Jamaican proto-reggae style as the sound of an emerging stateside dance craze, only Smash Records had much success with it at the time, thanks to Millie Small's hit single "My Boy Lollipop." The Real Jamaica's biggest name is a very young Jimmy Cliff, but the likes of Winston Samuel and Lord Creator lay down fairly peppy tracks alongside his. --Rickey Wright

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CD Reviews

The REAL ska!
modska | CR | 12/31/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A great cd! This was my introduction to the first wave of ska (the real ska) some years ago and i still think is one of the best compilations i've heard. Great classics such as Lord Creator, the Techniques and Jimmy Cliff. It has some tracks you wont find anywhere else so BUY IT!!"
Definitely one of the BEST !!!
needles1774 | nowhere near home... | 02/16/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you're a big Ska fan, this is definitely one of the best "classic" Jamaican Ska compilation! I purchased a copy of this '93 release seven years ago, & bought another copy of it's re-release (2001) digitally remastered version with two extra tracks, a year ago.
This album never fails to make me wanna bop everytime I play it. If you don't have a copy yet, go get one now, and start 'skanking' to one of the best classic Ska album. SKA SKA SKA!"