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Old 18-03-2013, 13:40
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Yes, I listen to almost exclusively black music styles these days from reggae to jazz, soul and funk, rhythm & blues, hip-hop and Brazilian and African music so ska and rocksteady are in my Jamaican selection. I tend to neglect ska a bit as I wasn't around at the time and can't afford to buy the great tracks that have never seen reissue.

Justin Hinds & The Dominoes - Carry Go Bring Come

Baba Brooks - Shank I Sheck

Don Drummond - Eastern Standard Time

Lord Creator - Don't Stay Out Late (1962)

Roland Alphonso & The Skatalites - Skaravan

The Maytals - Treat Me Bad

Prince Buster - Wash Wash

.. and one of my favourites:
The Maytals - Dog War (a.k.a. 'Broadway Jungle')

Here is a reggae cut of the Shank I Sheck riddim from Yabby You. Notice the tempo compared to Baba Brooks ska:
(ignore the year on the clip - this came out mid-70's)

Like a lot of 'foundation riddims' Shank I Sheck has been versioned numerous times. Here's Bounty Killer on a 90's cut:

A reggae cover of 'Wash Wash by producer and artist, Carlton Patterson:

... and a couple of recordings of jazz standard 'Caravan' by the man mostly associated with it, Duke Ellington and which, of course, is the basis of 'Skaravan':

Ska guitarist Ernest Ranglin's 1996 jazzier version of 'Ball Of Fire' which was recorded in the 60's by The Skatalites:
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